5 Halloween Decor Ideas

Hello, and Happy Friday We R fans! We hope you’ve enjoyed all the Halloween project inspiration from our design team this week. We thought we’d finish Halloween Week off with a roundup of 5 Halloween Decor Ideas. So sit back and enjoy the eye candy.

Halloween Banner

Grab the Banner Punch Board, the Alphabet Punch Board, your favorite Halloween collection, and make this simple banner to celebrate Halloween! You can find more photos and details HERE.

Halloween Banner with the We R Memory Keepers Banner Punch Board

Halloween Witch Hats

These adorable paper witch hats are the perfect addition to your Halloween home decor. CLICK HERE to learn how to make them with the DIY Party Board.

We R Memory Keepers DIY Party Board Witch Hats

Halloween Ghosts

We love the eerie look of these easy hanging ghosts made with the DIY Party Globe Punch and some white cheese cloth. Grab the how-to on the blog HERE.

Halloween Hanging Ghosts made with the We R Memory Keepers DIY Party Globe Punch

DIY Halloween Photo Lights Strand

Print some Halloween images on our special Photo Lights Backlit Film, trim them and insert it into the frames in the Photo Lights Strand to make this spooky garland. CLICK HERE for more photos and details on this Halloween project.

DIY Halloween Photo Lights Strand from We R Memory Keepers

Halloween Paper Boxes with Bows

Make a set of these cute Halloween paper boxes and bows with the 123 Punch Board and some Halloween patterned paper. For full instructions, CLICK HERE.

Halloween Paper Boxes and Bows featuring the We R Memory Keepers DIY Party Board

Well, that’s all for today friends. We hope these ideas have inspired you to get your Halloween Craft on this weekend. Be sure to share your Halloween paper craft projects with us on our Facebook page HERE.

Precision Press Advanced Project Inspiration

Good Monday morning We R friends! We hope you’re week is starting off well. We’d like to add a bit of Monday Magic with some project inspiration from our fabulous in house design team featuring the ultimate stamping tool, the Precision Press Advanced!

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The Precision Press Advanced is perfect for cardmaking! Add sharp custom images for sentiments, borders, and accents.

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The Precision Press Advanced makes batch projects come together quickly and easily.

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Stamp beautiful images on your scrapbook pages with the Precision Press Advanced. Add icons, embellishments and page titles with ease.

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Use your stamps to create a cool design element without worrying about smeared or incomplete impresssions.

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Use the top acrylic block of the Precision Press Advanced to stamp directly into your planner. The rubber feet on each corner provide stability and balance when stamping.

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Crafters worldwide are giving the Precision Press Advanced 5 star ratings, so if you haven’t yet, give it a try! You’ll love it!

Supplies:

Precision Press Advanced

7 Planner Hacks

Hey planner girls! We know you love to plan and create, so we’ve got a roundup of seven time-saving planner hacks to make sure you get plenty of time for the things you love.

7 Planner Hacks by We R Memory Keepers

From easy DIY planner clips to confetti shaker pockets, we’ve got some great planner inspiration, so grab a cup of something yummy, sit back, and enjoy!

DIY Washi Tape Planner Clips

DIY Washi Tape Planner Clips by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

For quick and easy custom planner clips or bookmarks, grab your favorite washi tape, some paper clips, and the Washi Chomper. Then CLICK HERE for a full tutorial.

Make Your Own Patterned Paper

DIY Planner Washi Tape Accents by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Cover white cardstock with washi tape to create custom “patterned paper”, and then punch out months, dates, or other words with the Word Punch Board. You can find full instructions HERE.

Make Planner Shaker Pockets

Planner Shaker Pockets by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Put your planner photo sleeves to use in a unique way by making DIY Shaker Pockets! Punch your favorite color papers with the Sprinkle Punch, place them in the photo sleeve, and tape it shut with washi tape. Learn more on the blog HERE.

DIY Coin Envelope Planner Insert

DIY Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Make your own coin envelope for storing planner accessories, stickers, receipts and more. It’s easy to make with your favorite patterned paper and the 123 Punch board. Add it to almost any size and style planner with the Planner Punch Board. CLICK HERE for a full tutorial.

Add Details to Your Planner with the Typecast Typewriter

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Did you know that you can roll your planner pages, dashboards, and inserts right through the Typecast Typewriter to add details, journaling, lists and more to your planner? Find more photos and details on our blog HERE.

Draw Foil Accents in Your Planner

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Emphasize important dates, notes, or events in your planner with the foil writing and drawing. The battery-powered Heat Wave Foil Pen makes it easy to add a bit of sparkle and shine using several different colors of foil and stencils as well. For more photos and details, visit the blog HERE.

Create Custom Wire Embellishments

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Use the Happy Jig wire design tool to create cool planner clips, accents, and embellishments for your planner. The wire comes in several different colors, and the design possibilities are endless! CLICK HERE for the tutorial.

Thanks for stopping by! We hope these fun planner hacks inspire you and help save you some extra crafting/plannning/creating time. Be sure to come back tomorrow for more information.

Gifting Tools Roundup

We’re heading into gifting season, so we thought it might be helpful to share our new releases for making custom gift wrap that really stands out from the crowd.

Gift Wrap Trimmer

The Gift Wrap Trimmer quickly and easily cuts paper up to 32 inches wide leaving a perfectly straight edge every time. No more uneven edges cut with scissors!

We R Memory Keepers Gift Wrap Trimmer

It’s also great for cutting poster board, butcher paper, parchment paper, and other large scale papers. It’ll come in handy for holiday baking and decorating too!

We R Memory Keepers Gift Wrap Trimmer

Bow Loom

Bow making just got easier! The new Bow Loom makes perfect bows from 1″ up to 10″.

We R Memory Keelers Bow Loom

Make bows with single or multiple loops, and add custom tails to your bows in no time. It’s perfect for ribbon, twine, yarn, and more.

We R Memory Keepers Gifting Tools

Tassel Loom

Make your gift a one-of-a-kind with handmade tassels! Use yarn, floss, twine, ribbon, and more.

We R Memory Keepers Tassel Loom

DIY Gift Wrap by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Jumbo Pom Pom Maker

Who wouldn’t love to get a gift topped with a big warm and fuzzy pom pom? You’re sure to get a smile from your gift recipient.

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We R Memory Keepers Jumbo Pom Pom Maker

Head into the gifting season with confidence and creativity! We’ve got the tools to up your gifting game and bring a personalized touch to the holidays this year.

Supplies:

Gift Wrap Trimmer
Bow Loom
Tassel Loom
Jumbo Pom Pom Maker

Emoji Punch Board: Video + Inspiration

 

Emojis have become a huge trend on social media and electronic communication. They’re a fun way to get your message across to your friends and family, and they add some fun and flair to your thoughts.

Today we’re sharing a video tutorial showing how the brand new Emoji Punch Board works, along with some projects created by our fabulous in house designers. So sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Now that you’ve seen this fun new tool in action, check out some creative projects our in house designers came up with. You’ll love them!

Add custom emojis to your planner with the Emoji Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Embellish your scrapbook pages with the Emoji Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Make stylish handmade cards with the Emoji Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Add DIY accents to your memory keeping projects with the Emoji Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Put a smile on your card recipient's face with custom emojis made with the Emoji Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

There are SO many fun and exciting ways to use the Emoji Punch Board in your paper craft projects! Come back tomorrow, Thursday, and Friday for some tutorials and project ideas from our design team. Happy emoji crafting!

Our Favorite Colors: DIY Pom Pom Rug

Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here. After three boys, my little girl was so much fun to plan for. I chose a vintage color scheme for her nursery that is still going strong in her room today – aqua, yellow and red. Pistachio green, teal blue and strawberry red have snuck in over the years, and that combo of colors was so fun to work with when I made this pom pom rug her for room:

DIY Pom Pom Rug by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers, featuring the DIY Party Pom Pom Maker

This is a great project if you have leftover skeins of yarn that aren’t enough for a larger project, but are too big to be tossed. I pulled all the colors I had that fell into the palette of her room, then got to work with my DIY Party Pom Pom maker. I chose to use the large size, but the small and medium (or a combination of any sizes) would work well, too.

DIY Pom Pom Rug by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers, featuring the DIY Party Pom Pom Maker

I made the dozens of pom poms while watching tv over a few weeks. The process is easy, but a little bit tedious. The wrapping and cutting and shaping are a great “mindless” task if you need to relax.

DIY Pom Pom Rug by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers, featuring the DIY Party Pom Pom Maker

In the last step of making the pom poms, you shape the pom pom by giving it a bit of a haircut. During this process, do not cut off the tails of the knot you made while assembling the pom pom. You will need these strings to tie the pom poms to the rug base. I used shelf liner for my base. I love that it is non-slip – perfect for a rug in an active little girl’s room!

DIY Pom Pom Rug by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers, featuring the DIY Party Pom Pom Maker

The yarns I used had different textures, so the pom poms ended up being slightly different sizes, even though I used the large tool to make all of them. Instead of a perfect pattern, I ended up with random arrangement and I love the result!

DIY Pom Pom Rug by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers, featuring the DIY Party Pom Pom Maker

When I put the rug in my little girl’s room, she snuggled her toes into it and said, “It’s so comfy, mom!” She loves it and I love that I was able to bring all these fun colors to the floor. What’s your favorite color combination? I bet it would look great as a pom pom rug! Happy creating!

Supplies:

DIY Party Pom Pom Maker

5 Ways to Use Washi Tape

Hello, and Happy Friday We R fans! We hope you’ve enjoyed all the washi tape projects from our design team this week.

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Today we’ve got some more washi tape ideas for you with our roundup, 5 Ways to Use Washi Tape!

Washi Tape Menu Planner

Washi tape is a great way to create a grid or chart for menu planning, chores, or a calendar. Use a white board or some vinyl with a dry erase marker so you can edit your chart as you need. CLICK HERE for a full tutorial for this menu planner by Eva Pizarro.

Washi Tape Menu Planner by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Washi Tape Planner Spread

Use your favorite washi tape to decorate your planner. Washi tape is the perfect way to emphasize important dates, make lists, or add some color and pattern. If you’d like some tips on using washi tape with our Washi Chomper in your planner, CLICK HERE.

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Emphasize a Focal Point

Washi tape combined with the Washi Chomper is the perfect way to bring emphasis to a focal point on your project. We love how scrapbook.com user Contrarymar created arrows with her washi tape and placed them right next to her photo so the eye goes there first. For more info on her lovely layout, CLICK HERE.

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Divide up Layout Sections

Washi tape works great as a way of dividing different sections on a project. This pie chart design on scrapbook.com user Yvette Weber’s layout is sectioned off perfectly with black washi tape. CLICK HERE for more details about her scrapbook page.

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Create a Design Element

Combine your favorite washi tape with the Washi Chomper to create a cool design element like the sun on this beautiful scrapbook page by scrapbook.com user Contrarymar. You can learn more about her layout HERE.

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Thanks for stopping by friends. We hope you have a great weekend, and happy washi crafting!

Supplies:

Washi Tape
Washi Chomper

DIY Coin Envelope Planner Insert

Hello friends! Today we’re sharing a past blog project that’s one of our most popular posts for Punch Board Week. Check it out!

Aly Dosdall here again to share a fun punch board project. Using the 123 Punch Board I made a coin style envelope to hold my planner accessories, and then I punched it with the Planner Punch Board to fit into my small Heidi Swapp Memory Planner. I used some beautiful paper and embellishments from the new Heart of Home collection by Jen Hadfield for Pebbles Inc.

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

This envelope is perfect for storing embellishments, photos, receipts or other ephemera, and I love how easy it was to make with these punch boards. Honestly, I’m not sure what I did before punch boards! Ha!

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

To make the coin envelope, I followed the instructions on the 123 Punch Board to make a 4 x 5 1/2 inch envelope. I love that the instructions for envelopes, boxes, and bows are printed on the board. So handy!

123 Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

I cut my paper to 8×8 inches, and then lined it up on the board at 3 1/2 inches. Then I followed the instructions to punch and score on all four sides of my paper.

123 Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

123 Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

There’s no need to round the corners for this envelope. Instead, I pulled out my Trim and Score Board and trimmed 7/8 inch off the top, bottom, and one side of the envelope.

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

To assemble the envelope, I added some Sticky Thumb Red Double Sided Tape to the side that I trimmed, and then folded up the bottom flap first, then the untrimmed side, and lastly the trimmed side.

Sticky Thumb Red Double Sided Tape

In order to keep the envelope 4 inches wide for photos, I added a 1 x 5 1/2 inch strip of cardstock for punching with the Planner Punch Board.

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I added a strip of washi tape to the front and back of the strip for added support for the punched holes and as an embellishment.

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Next, I added a button and string closure to the envelope. I used leftover ones from some Typecast treat bags, but you can easily make your own with a 1/2 inch hole punch, some brads (or eyelets), and some twine.

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Finally, I added some embellishments from the Heart of Home collection on the front and back of the envelope.

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I added it to my planner and filled it with some stickers, tags, die cuts, and other embellishments for my planner.

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Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I hope this Coin Envelope Planner Insert has inspired you to experiment with punch boards in your planner. Thanks for stopping by today. Happy planning!

Supplies:

Planner Punch Board
123 Punch Board
Trim and Score Board
Crop-A-Dile
Stitch Happy Metallic Thread
Heart of Home Collection by Jen Hadfield for Pebbles Inc.

3 Ways to Use the Square Punch Board

This week is all about Punch Boards, and one of our favorites is the Square Punch Board. This handy tool is perfect for planners, card layers, scrapbook pages, tags, pocketing memory keeping and other small scale projects. It’s great for bulk projects like holiday cards, invitations, gift tags, and more.

Square Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Simply slide the guides to the desired size square or rectangle using 1/8 inch increments between 3/4″ x 3/4″ and 3″ x 4″. Then press down to punch your paper. Move your paper over until it lines up with the guide and punch again. You can punch continuously with no waste across your entire paper!

Square Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

The first way to use the Square Punch Board is to punch several small squares from different color patterned paper, and create a patchwork style background. You can use this technique on handmade cards, scrapbook pages, framed art, or other projects.

Square Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

The second way to use the Square Punch Board is to create planner squares. Most planners have multiple sizes of squares and rectangles, so the Planner Punch Board is perfect for that! You only need to buy one punch instead of three or four.

Square Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

The last way to use the Square Punch Board is to create a block or grid design scrapbook page. By combining different size patterned paper squares or rectangles, photos, and journaling blocks you can make an eye-catching yet easy layout that showcases your photos and memories perfectly.

Square Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for stopping by. We hope these ideas have inspired you to pull out your Square Punch Board and start creating. Be sure to come back each day this week for more punch board project ideas!

Five Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Hello We R fans! With Father’s Day coming up this Sunday we’ve got five easy Father’s Day gift ideas to share with you in case you need some last minute inspiration. Grab your favorite We R tools, dig into your paper stash and let’s create for Dad!

Five Father's Day gift ideas featuring your favorite We R Memory Keepers tools.

DIY Valet Tray

Add your own photo or printed image to one of our PhotoLights light box frames to create this unique Valet Tray for Dad. You can find find instructions HERE.

 

Father' Day Gift Tray by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

Father’s Day Gift Basket

Head to the store, grab a plastic tub, and fill it with Dad’s favorite drinks, snacks, and candy. Then head to your craft stash and decorate it with paper scraps, embellishments, and our favorite festive accent, Fringe Tape! CLICK HERE for more photos and details.

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Father’s Day Scrapbook Page

Document your special man on a very special scrapbook page! With tools like the Frame Punch Board and the Mini Alphabet Punch Board, and some fun mixed media techniques, Dad will love the layout that highlights how amazing he is. Get the how-to on the blog HERE.

Father's Day Scrapbook Layout by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Make a Gift Card Holder for Dad

Give Dad the gift of shopping for whatever he wants with this easy and adorable Gift Card Holder! Grab the 123 Punch Board, Angle Corner Chomper, some paper scraps and you’re all set. CLICK HERE to learn how to make one.

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DIY Father’s Day Mini Book

Make a special accordion folded book highlighting photos and expressions of love from family member, friends, the kids or grandkids. This one was made with some poster board and our Template Studio Starter Kit. Learn how to make one for Dad on the blog HERE.

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Thanks for stopping by! We hope these ideas have inspired you to create something handmade for Dad, Grandpa or another special guy this weekend. Happy crafting friends!