Planner Punch Board Projects

Happy Monday friends! Today we’re celebrating the release of the Planner Punch Board system by sharing some projects from our fabulous in house design team. Check out some lovely inspiration below!

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With the standard hole punch inserts, spiral punch inserts, and disc punch inserts, you can add pages, inserts, dividers to any size or style of planner on the market!

Planner Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Pair the Planner Punch Board with the Tab Punch Board for easy custom tabbed dividers.

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Planner Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

That’s all for now friends, but be sure to come back often this week for some more Planner Punch Board inspiration from our design team!

 

 

National Scrapbook Day Roundup

Happy Friday, and Happy (Inter)National Scrapbook Day tomorrow! We’ve been celebrating all week with plenty of scrapbooking inspiration, and today we’re going to cap things off with a roundup of some fabulous memory-keeping projects we’ve found on the internet. We love to see what you’re creating with our projects, and we hope you enjoy the inspiration!

Use your Envelope Punch Board (or 123 Punch Board) to make pockets for your scrapbook page. You can use your pockets to include extra photos, memorabilia, or journaling. CLICK HERE for more details and a process video by Zinia Armoiridou for Hip Kit Club.

Make a statement on your scrapbook page with a large bow embellishment! Use the One Piece Bow Die and the Evolution Advanced to create your bow from your favorite patterned paper. For more photos and details about Kim Jeffress’ beautiful layout, visit the Heidi Swapp blog HERE.

Mini albums are a great way to preserve photos and memories, and we love how designer Renee Zwirek used our Glassine Papers and Frame Punch Board as part of her Cinch book. For full instructions, visit the Pebbles Inc blog HERE.

Our Font Punches are perfect for adding decorative details to letters punched with the Alphabet Punch Board, but they’re also great for adding punched embellishments to your scrapbook pages. We just love how Chantalle McDaniel added some tiny flowers to her page with the Marquee Punch.

Include beautiful hand stitched accents to your scrapbook layout with our Sew Easy Floss. CLICK HERE for more about this gorgeous inspiration piece by user Puddin Head on Scrapbook.com.

Memories don’t have to be documented in an album. Designer Kim Jeffress recorded her family adventures in a Heidi Swapp Memory Dex, and easily added her journaling directly to the cards with the Typecast typewriter. CLICK HERE for more photos and details.

Thanks for stopping by today. We hope you’ve enjoyed this scrapbooking roundup, and that you have a wonderfully crafty (Inter)National Scrapbook Day tomorrow. Crafty cheers!

Top Ten Pinterest Posts

Happy Friday friends, and welcome back to the blog! We hoped you’ve enjoyed this week’s “pin-spiration” from our design team. Today we’re closing off “Inspired by Pinterest” Week with a roundup of the Top Ten Most Pinned Projects from our Pinterest boards. Check them out below, and if you haven’t already, give us a follow on Pinterest for some fabulous project inspiration!

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10. Valentine Party Pouch

This sweet Valentine’s Day Party Pouch comes in at number 10 with 439 repins, and 46 likes. Make some for your next party, whatever the theme, with our Goodie Bag Guide and Glassine PapersCLICK HERE to pin this to your Pinterest board.

Valentine Party Pouch

9. Peg Board Storage Wall

This Peg Board Storage Wall idea, with 492 repins and 78 likes,  is perfect for small craft spaces since it takes up vertical rather than horizontal room. If you’re not the DIY type, you can grab a few of our Peg Board Frames from our Organization Gallery collection for your own creative space. To add this pin to your Pinterest board, CLICK HERE.

Peg Board Storage Wall

8. Shaker Pocket Bookmarks

The Photo Sleeve Fuse continues to be one of our most popular tools, and our fans just love this idea for making shaker pocket bookmarks. With 534 repins, and 39 likes, we love the idea too! CLICK HERE to pin this to your Pinterest board.

Shaker Pocket Bookmarks

7. DIY Fabric Envelopes

These pretty fabric envelopes  (623 repins, 67 likes) are a great way to package a handmade card or other gift. Easily make your own with our Denim Blues fabric paper and 123 Punch Board (or Envelope Punch Board). If you’d like to add this pin to your Pinterest board, CLICK HERE.

Fabric Envelopes

6. Stitched Party Garland

Add some color and style to your next party with a Stitched Party Garland. At least 695 pinners repinned this, and 115 liked it, so you can’t go wrong! Grab our new Stitch Happy sewing machine (available in June–pre order HERE) so you can make your own.

Stitched Party Garland

5. Embossed Butterfly Card

This pretty card comes in at number 5 with 957 repins and 80 likes. CLICK HERE to pin this to your Pinterest board. We just love the pretty embossed background! You can get the same look with our Next Level Embossing Folders and Evolution Advanced.

Embossed Butterfly Card

4. Free Font Downloads

We can tell we’ve got some font fans with our number 4 most popular pin at 1076 repins and 93 likes. CLICK HERE to pin this to your Pinterest board so you can grab these fun free fonts. Remember, you can add beautiful metallic handwriting and accents to your craft projects with our Heatwave Foiling Tool and Stencils.

Free Font Downloads

3. Interactive Gift Card Holder

This darling interactive gift card holder has 1174 repins and 135 likes. CLICK HERE to pin this fab project to your Pinterest Board. If you’d like to make one for a loved one, you can use our Evolution Advanced and Gift Card Holder Pop-Up Die.

Gift Card Holder

2. DIY Gift Card Holder

This DIY gift card holder made with the Envelope Punch Board is our second most popular pin with 1853 repins and 208 likes. CLICK HERE to pin this and to learn how to make one with your Envelope Punch Board (or 123 Punch Board).

DIY Gift Card Holder

1. Handmade Valentine Idea

Grab your die cutting machine, some baker’s twine, and some sugar free gum to make our most popular Pinterest post, with 6385 repins and 1211 likes. Moms will appreciate their kids bringing home a little less sugar from the Valentine’s Day party!

Handmade Valentine Idea

Thanks for joining us this week with our Pinterest projects, and we hope you’ve found some helpful inspiration and ideas. Don’t forget to follow us on Pinterest HERE for the latest project ideas with our newest tools.

Birthday Project Roundup

We R Memory Keepers Birthday Blog Projects

Hello We R fans, and happy Friday! We hope you’ve enjoyed all the birthday project inspiration from our design team this week. To cap off our week, week today we’ve got a roundup of favorite birthday themed projects from past blog posts. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy some eye candy!

Jumbo File Folder Birthday Card

If you’ve got an office birthday, retirement party, or other need for a large group card, why not make your own file folder card with the Template Studio, File Folder Guide, some designer poster board, and your favorite scrapbook paper collection! CLICK HERE for full instructions.

DIY File Folder Birthday Card by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Birthday Cake Topper

Dress up your birthday cake with a banner and alphas die cut using our Evolution Advanced and wide range of dies. If you’d like to make one for yourself, you can view the original blog post HERE.

Birthday Cake Topper by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Washi Tape Candles Birthday Card

Washi tape is a crafter’s staple, and still one of our favorite craft supplies. Let these easy washi tape candles be the focal point of your birthday card. You can find instructions for this card on our blog HERE.

Washi Tape Birthday Card by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Embossed Party Napkins

Run your birthday party napkins through our Evolution Advanced in one of our Embossing Folders for a simple, but oh-so-beautiful effect. CLICK HERE for more photos and details.

Embossed Party Napkins by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Honeycomb Cupcake Birthday Card

Add some fun dimension to your birthday card with a honeycomb paper pop-up element on the inside. Find out how to make one for yourself using our DIY Party Honeycomb Pads and Stencils HERE on the blog.

Honeycomb Cupcake Birthday Card by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Well, that’s all for today friends. We hope you’ve enjoyed our birthday roundup and that you’ve got plenty of inspiration for your upcoming celebrations. Have a great weekend, and we’ll see you back here on Monday!

Supplies:

Template Studio Starter Kit
File Folder Guide
Designer Poster Board
Evolution Advanced
Animal Washi Tape Dispenser
Embossing Folders
Honeycomb Pads
Honeycomb Stencils

Frame Punch Board Project Inspiration

Hello We R friends, and welcome to Frame Punch Board Week! Each day this week our design team will share an inspiring project tutorial with you featuring the Frame Punch Board. Be sure to come back often so you don’t miss anything. Today we’re sharing some Frame Punch Board project inspiration from our talented in-house design team. Enjoy!

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The Frame Punch Board is also ideal for featuring card sentiments, journaling, focal embellishments and page titles.

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Create concentric frames to help make your photo a strong focal point on your layout.

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We hope you’ve enjoyed the projects we shared with you today. Be sure to come back each day this week to see some more awesome inspiration from our design team!

So, we want to know…how would you use the Frame Punch Board in your paper craft projects?

Supplies:

Frame Punch Board
Banner Punch Board

Top 10 Blog Posts for 2016

It’s always fun to take a peek back over the past year before the new one starts. Today we thought it would be fun to share the top ten most-viewed blog projects during 2016 to celebrate before we start 2017 this weekend. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy looking back over the past year’s most popular posts! (In order from least- to most-viewed.)

Enjoy an end of the year roundup of the most viewed blog posts in 2016.

10. Craft Room Organization Tips

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In this post, designer team members Kimberly and Aly have a few tips to share with you for storing your favorite We R supplies. Aly starts things off with some DIY Party and Punch Board storage, and Kimberly shares how she packs her Crafter’s Shoulder Bag for on-the-go crafting. Check it out HERE!

9. Unique Ways to Use Washi Tape

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Washi tape has been a staple craft supply for several years now, and it just never gets old! Check out THIS POST with some great ideas for using washi tape in fun ways in your cards, layouts, and other craft projects.

8. DIY Mini Notebooks

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These little cuties are easy to make and super useful. They’re a great way to use up extra 3×4 journaling cards, and they make great gifts. CLICK HERE to learn how to make them with The Cinch binding tool.

7. Accordion Fold Mini Album with the Template Studio

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With the Template Studio, a sheet of poster board, and your favorite photos, papers, and embellishments, you can make an interactive 4×4 inch mini album perfect for documenting your own memories, or for gifting to a loved one. Grab a step-by-step tutorial on the blog HERE.

6. Pop Up Cupcake Card

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Check out THIS POST where you’ll learn how to use the DIY Party Honeycomb Pads and Stencils to make a fun interactive birthday card. Video tutorial included!

5. Cinch Baby Book

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Create a custom baby book with The Cinch binding tool. Keep track of monthly milestones and exciting events in a giftable mini album like THIS ONE.

4. Pop Up Birthday Cake Card

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Our Pop Up Dies make for fun interactive cards for birthdays, and celebrations of all kinds. CLICK HERE for a full tutorial.

3. Make Bows with the Envelope Punch Board

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This video tutorial for making bows with the Envelope Punch Board has been a long time favorite project on the blog. CLICK HERE to watch it yourself.

2. Envelope Punch Board Mini Album

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Not only was this envelope mini album the second most popular blog post this year, but it’s the second most popular post overall on the blog. Check it out HERE.

1. Scrapbook Layout: Photo Flipbook with Tabs

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This post featuring a photo flipbook indexed with tabs continues to be the most viewed post this year and for the past several years. You can find more photos and details HERE.

We hope you’ve enjoyed looking back at the blog over the past year, and we know you’re going to love the inspiration we have in store for you in 2017! Happy New Year friends! Have a safe and fun weekend.

Seven Fuse Project Ideas

It’s Friday friends, and we’re celebrating with a roundup of some inspiring blog projects using our popular Photo Sleeve Fuse tool. We’re hoping these projects will get your creative juices flowing in case you have some crafting time this weekend. So, grab a warm cup of something yummy, and get your Pinterest board ready!

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1. FUSEables Card Kit Mini Album

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Our FUSEables card kits make for easy and beautiful cards, but did you know that they also make for easy and beautiful mini albums? Just add some photos, grab your Cinch binding tool, and you’re good to go! CLICK HERE for the original blog post with full instructions, plus a video tutorial.

2. Planner Pocket Page

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The Fuse is perfect for creating custom pocket pages of any size for albums and planners. We just love the pencil shavings pocket Tessa added to her September planner spread. Genius! CLICK HERE for more photos and details from her original post.

3. Shaker Scrapbook Page Title

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Adding shaker elements to scrapbook pages is easy with the Photo Sleeve Fuse. And our FUSEables paper means no adhesive is needed! CLICK HERE to grab the how-to for making this shaker page title by Eva.

4. Monogram Luggage Tags

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Take your DIY luggage tags to the next level with the Fuse. Add confetti, sequins, and a monogram made with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board for a stylish and fun look. CLICK HERE to learn how to make these.

5. Interactive Scrapbook Page

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Adding waterfall sleeves to her layout with the Fuse tool allowed Chantalle to include plenty of memorabilia from her family’s trips to the zoo. What a great way to include special memories! CLICK HERE for more details about this project.

6. FUSEables Cinch Album

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There are so many beautiful papers and embellishments in our FUSEables collection to help showcase your photos. We just love this FUSEables mini album–perfect for these darling photos! Full instructions for this project are on the blog HERE.

7. Travel Shaker Card

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This clever and beautiful card is a blog favorite. We love the blue sequin shaker pocket behind the world die cut. Did you know that you can die cut the FUSEables plastic paper? Check out Eva’s tutorial on the blog HERE.

We hope you’ve enjoyed the Photo Sleeve Fuse inspiration we’ve shared with you today. Have a great weekend friends, and be sure to pull out that Fuse tool and get creative!

Seven Kids Crafts

We hope you’ve enjoyed this week full of kids craft ideas. Summer’s perfect for enjoying some craft time with your kids or grandkids, and our team has shared some great projects. We thought we’d finish off Kids Craft Week with a roundup of some of our favorite past kids crafts. Enjoy, and have a great weekend friends!

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Chalkboard Summer Countdown

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This fun countdown idea is perfect if you’re looking forward to an exciting summer activity or vacation. Designer Jennie McGarvey used our Clearly Bold collection and the Sew Easy tool to create a fun summer sun accent to decorate the chalkboard.


Stationery Folder

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Craft a coloring or stationery kit for the little ones in your life this summer. This project is perfect to pull out when you hear those famous words, “I’m bored.” It’s easy to customize this folder to fit the needs and age of the child you’re making it for.

 

Coffee Filter Flowers

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Summer Reading Log

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Keep track of summer reading with this easy Summer Reading Log idea from designer Jennie McGarvey. Jennie made this project with her Cinch binding tool and some journaling cards. Perfect kids craft for the summer!

 

Decorate Mini Piñatas

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We love how designer Wendy Antenucci had a craft day with her kids and let them decorate some of our Mini Piñatas with Fringe Tape and paper scraps. Let their imaginations run wild with this craft!

 

DIY Tee Pee

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Your kids or grandkids will enjoy hours of fun with the DIY Tee Pee Kit! They can use it for play, reading, sleepovers, or tons of other fun summer activities. Best of all, you can totally customize it to fit your little ones.

 

Jumbo Patriotic Crackers

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Use our Template Studio to create large scale patriotic crackers and filled them with toys, treats, or Fourth of July firecrackers. This is a great project for the upcoming holiday!

 

Well, that’s all friends! We hope you’ve come away from this past week well armed with summer crafting ideas for you and the children in your life. Have a great weekend!

Flower Girl Stationery Folder

Hello again! Chantalle with you today, to share this stationery folder I made for my little girl, using the gorgeous new Flower Girl collection. My Daughter absolutely loves to write letters and cards to all her friends. I have seen lots of different types of snail mail packs on the net and I thought a special folder, made just for her, would delight her!

Stationery Folder by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I’ve kept the design very simple, as she’s only five years old. An A3 size folder, held closed by some hot pink string, which has been tied to a fastener. One could also use a large elastic band or pop some self-adhesive Velcro on the inside flap.

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On the cover, I have used some Flower Girls stickers and a few elements which I have hand cut, like the ‘Chit Chat’ speech bubble from the Flower Girl Card & Frame Kit. There is also a large letter ‘E’ which I punched using my Alphabet Punch Board and some blue cardstock from the multi-colour Alphabet Punch Board pad.

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The folder opens to reveal some pre-cut cards, some matching envelopes, coloured pens, stencil, stickers and a note/drawing pad.

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It’s so easy to put something like this together for your kids.

To start, I cut an A3 piece (420mm x 297mm OR 11.69 x 16.53 inches) from a sheet of Pink Designer Poster Board. I scored and folded it in half to create the folder. I’ve left the dotted print on side inside so I have a base pattern to work with.

I then covered the outside of the folder with Flower Girl pattern paper. The front uses an A4 (297 x 210mm OR 8.27 × 11.69 inches) section and on the back I have used a slightly longer piece so I could create the fold which closes the folder. The back section was roughly 297 x 250mm (8.27 x 9.84 inches).  You can see on the middle and far right picture below how the little fold sticks out further than the edge of the folder. While closed, I used my Crop-a-Dile to punch two holes down the lefthand side, through which I have added a book ring each. These will hold my stencil and a pen pouch.

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Once I had covered the folder, I had heaps of fun creating all the bits for the inside! I made good use of my 123 Punch Board on this project, using it to create the cute envelopes and the box envelopes, which I’ve used to store the cards etc.

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I’ve kept the cards small (89mm x 89mm or 3.5inch x 3.5 inch) this way, I can create four little envelopes from one sheet of 12×12 paper, as each envelope uses a 6×6 inch piece of paper.

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So many gorgeous colours and bold geometric prints in this collection! I especially love the macarons.

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You could pop a whole range of items in the box envelope. I’ve included some bright paperclips and some foil stickers from the ‘Oh Goodie’ range.

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A peg glued on one side is very useful for holding some die cuts and a bulldog clip provides a strong grip for heavier items.

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On the opposite side, I’ve added the notepad with writing implements.

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One of my very clever fellow Design Team members, Amanda Coleman, shared an awesome idea to include pencils into a notebook she created. I’ve taken inspiration from that and used my Fuse Tool to create a sleeve for the pens. I’ve simply punched some holes in the sleeve and attached the pouch to the book ring.

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I’ve included this stencil as a loan! hehe. It’s actually a Heatwave stencil, so I will be on the lookout for a more permanent option to include in the folder 😉 By adding it to the rings, she can just flip it over when not in use.

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The little pad is just attached with some removable sticky dots. I’ve chosen these as it will be easy to replace the pad once it’s been used up.

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The pad has been framed with some more Flower Girl pattern paper. I think it looks so much nicer than just being adhered straight to the poster board.

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Needless to say, the folder was a massive hit!

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She couldn’t wait to look at all the details and give it a try straight away!

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A note to her BFF… I couldn’t love that handwriting any more!

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A cute card, decorated and filled with confetti which she punched herself using my DIY Party Confetti Punch.

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I hope you will give this idea a try. There are so many possibilities! Adjust the size and/or contents and it could be such fun for a long journey or a thoughtful gift for a friend.

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Until next time, wishing you lots of happy crafting!

 

Chantalle

 

Supplies:

Designer Poster Board ‘Pink’

Alphabet Punch Board

1-2-3 Punch Board

DIY Mini Pinata Pull Tabs Silver

 

Flower Girl 12×12:

‘Bouquet’

‘Finch’

Sweets’

‘Terrace’

‘Foliage’

‘Garden Path’

‘Flutter’

‘Petals’

Flower Girl Ephemera

Flower Girl Wood Veneer Shapes

Flower Girl Card & Frame Kit

Flower Girl Puffy Stickers

Flower Girl Accent Stickers

 

Corner Chomper

Crop-a-Dile

Fuse Tool

 

Beautiful Moments Corkboard Frame

Good Morning We R Memory Keepers friends, Wendy here today sharing my Organizational Gallery Corkboard decorated with the brand new Flower Girl collection.  I was so inspired when I was going through the Flower Girl papers that I decided to recreate the idea on my Corkboard.

Beautiful Moments Board by Wendy Antenucci for We R Memory Keepers

I pulled my favorite items that I wanted to try and use on my corkboard which then helped me pick my colors for my butterfly lights.  I arranged the butterflies with a little space in between so they wouldn’t bunch up and I had enough lights left to come down the side of the board.

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I then took my wood veneers that I had chosen and hot glued them onto the Ruler Studio picture clips, this way I will be able to change out the pieces on my Corkboard as often as I would like to.

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Once I had my basic board idea I took the Natural String and adhered it to my board to mimic the banner paper from the Flower Girl collection.    I chose my favorite 4×6 card to be the focal point of my board and used my new clips to secure it.  I added a few fun pieces around this focal point to draw your attention to it.

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I chose a few pieces of ephemera to decorate my string and to help bring the colors down the board from the butterflies at the top.  I chose the banners to give my piece a whimsy feel.  I also used a few butterflies to hide where I attached my lights to the frame.

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A few more fun cards that I enjoyed which added some splashes of colors were tucked into the bottom of my frame.  I chose the bird wood veneer and hot glued it to a thumbtack to give my cards at the bottom some added dimension and hold my card to my board.

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Many of my pieces were tucked in to the frame and held by my clips allowing my board to be changed for the various seasons.  Thanks to the Flower Girl collection (which I have completely fallen in love with) I have a beautiful spring board to showcase some of our spring photos.

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Supply List:

Organization Gallery Corkboard

Flower Girl Ephemera

Flower Girl Veneer Shapes

Flower Girl Petals Patterned Paper

Ruler Studio Natural String

Ruler Studio LED Light Strand

Ruler Studio Pewter Picture Clips

DIY Party Diecut Butterflies (Bright)