Framed Halloween Decor with the Crop-A-Dile

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with a really fun Halloween décor project! It’s no secret how much I love making Halloween décor and this project makes me so happy! String art is all the rage and I wanted to make a spider web. Not wanting to get a hammer and nails involved in this project, I wondered if I could create one with eyelets. Well, yes, yes, I could!

Framed Halloween Decor with the Crop-A-Dile by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Following an image I found online of a spider web, I began by drawing a series of straight lines onto a piece of cardstock in a star or asterisk shape. (Total of 4 lines creating 8 spokes.)

Framed Halloween Decor with the Crop-A-Dile by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

At the ends of each spoke of my shape, I set an eyelet with my Cropdile. An eyelet was also placed in the center where all the lines intersected. For those eyelets, I needed the Cropodile Big Bite to be able to reach father into my piece of cardstock. Finally, in between each eyelet, another one was set.

Framed Halloween Decor with the Crop-A-Dile by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Using baker’s twine, I began stringing through the eyelet openings. I followed the straight lines I drew first by pulling the string up through the center eyelet and down through the end spoke eyelet.

Framed Halloween Decor with the Crop-A-Dile by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Then I followed around the outside “circles” of eyelets with the rest of the twine. Thank you pattern for keeping me straight.

Framed Halloween Decor with the Crop-A-Dile by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I foam mounted the strung cardstock to a piece of black cardstock. The entire panel was placed on a piece of Pebbles Spooky Boo patterned paper, cut to the size of my frame. The sticker, from the same collection, was way too perfect! May contain spiders…ha!

Framed Halloween Decor with the Crop-A-Dile by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Who is ready to make some string art with eyelets?! What other images might you try with this technique?

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers

Pebbles

Halloween Emoji Garland

Hello everyone!  It’s Eva on the blog today showing you how to create a fun and easy Halloween garland using the Emoji Punch Board.

Halloween Emoji Garland by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

In Chile we don’t usually decorate our house for Halloween. My son however is really excited about this celebration and asked me if he could put some Halloween things in his bedroom. I made him this spooky garland with some emoji monsters because I knew he was going to love it!

To create the garland start by punching some icons with your Emoji Punch Board. I used different colors from this beautiful DCWV Holiday Jewels paper stack.

We R Memory Keepers Emoji Punch Board

Next, use your Mini Alphabet Punch Board to punch a word, in my case I spelled the word “Boooo”

We R Memory Keepers Mini Alphabet Punch Board

After that, I added some details to my monsters using the scraps from the Punch Board and my Sticky Piercer. Be creative, monsters don’t have to be perfect!

Halloween Emoji Garland by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Here are all the monsters I did. Let me give you a few ideas: I created the devil’s horns with some smiles in yellow.   The one eye monster was created aligning the paper on the mouth side instead of the eyes side. The purple monster has some upside down hearts on the back of his head and to create the mummy I simply glued some stripes before punching the emoji!

Halloween Emoji Garland by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Finally, I glued all my emojis and letters to some twine with washi tape.

Halloween Emoji Garland by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

And here it is my Hallowee Garland, isn’t it cute? You can use these emojis for some many things: for your planner, as cupcake toppers and to decorate a Letterboard like I did in this post!

Thanks for joining me and have a great day!

Halloween Emoji Garland by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Eva

 

Supplies:

Emoji Punch Board
Mini Alphabet Punch Board
Sticky Piercer

 

 

 

Halloween Banner with the Circle Spin & Trim

Happy Almost-Halloween, We R friends!  This is Rebecca sharing some hauntingly-fun décor with you today!  I have to admit that Halloween usually gets lost in the mix of happenings at this time of year; we take the kids trick-or-treating, but there’s so much else going on that I don’t put out many (if any) decorations.  The other day my five-year-old daughter mentioned that she was sad we didn’t have decorations up and that prompted me to find some time to create a little something we could hang up.

Halloween Banner featuring the Circle Spin & Trim by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Looking over all of my WRMK tools, I got so many fun ideas for things to create, not the least of which was a scalloped “HAPPY HAUNTINGS” banner made with the Circle Spin & Trim, and some help from Pebbles’ Spooky Boo collection.

We R Memory Keepers Circle Spin & Trim

I started by cutting out fourteen 6” circles from the different Spooky Boo patterned papers.  It took mere minutes to do using the Spin & Trim, it’s that easy!  I cut 2 from each 12” x 12” paper so I could use a circle from each side.

Halloween Banner featuring the Circle Spin & Trim by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I then folded each circle in half.  You can use the aid of a scoring tool like the WRMK Scoreboard, if you need to.  I lay each word (‘happy’ and ‘hauntings’) out on my table and measured the length of twine I’d need for each strand.  I folded the circles over the twine and adhered them closed, creating scalloped garlands.

Halloween Banner featuring the Circle Spin & Trim by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I used the Circle Spin & Trim again to cut fourteen 2” circles out of gold glitter paper and adhered each letter of my phrase to them.  While the Thickers are already backed with adhesive, I added extra glue to ensure a firm hold since sunlight and heat from our television are both could dry out the existing adhesive.

Halloween Banner featuring the Circle Spin & Trim by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Before committing those circles to my garland, I chose a few simple embellishments like paper stickers, puffy stickers, and a little black lace to add to each semi-circle.

Halloween Banner featuring the Circle Spin & Trim by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

As much as I’m not a fan of spiders AT ALL, the glitter wall spiders make a creepy-cute addition to some of the banner pieces.

Halloween Banner featuring the Circle Spin & Trim by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I also couldn’t resist whipping up some ghost tassels with yarn and the Tassel Loom, which I tied onto the twine in-between circles.  The final touch was a bit of off-white sequin trim to the top of each scallop.

Halloween Banner featuring the Circle Spin & Trim by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

This was such a fun project to create and, thanks to the Circle Spin & Trim, cutting out all of those circles was so easy and fast—and uniform, which makes handmade home décor look a lot more polished.  My daughter is so excited to finally have some Halloween décor in our house!  I’m sure it won’t be the last we put up this year, either; I think more of those ghosts are calling my name…

Halloween Banner featuring the Circle Spin & Trim by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies:

Circle Spin & Trim

Tassel Loom

Scoreboard

Pom Pom and Tassel Halloween Garland

Hello, We R fans! Laura here today sharing how to make this adorable yarn Halloween garland using the jumbo pom pom maker and the new tassel maker.

Pom Pom and Tassel Halloween Garland by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

For this garland we are going to make pom pom pumpkins and spiders and tassel ghosts. You will need white, orange, and black yarn, plus green and silver chenille stems.

Start by creating your pom pom pumpkins. Wrap yarn around both arms of one side of the pom pom maker. I usually do about 3ish layers of yarn. You can add more yarn to make a fuller pom pom, if you want. Close the arm wrapped with yarn, snip off the spooling yard, and repeat wrapping yarn on the opposite arm.

Jumbo Pom Pom Maker by We R Memory Keepers

Trim the pom pom in the middle of the closed arms. Small sharp detail scissors work best for this.

Jumbo Pom Pom Maker by We R Memory Keepers

Cut a piece of yarn and tie it tightly through the middle of the pom pom maker. Open both arms of the pom pom maker and pull the middle apart to get your pom pom out.

For the pumpkin, cut a green chenille stem in half. Bend one of the pieces you cut in half and tie it to the yarn piece you tied around the middle. Twist the chenille stem pieces together and create a small loop at the end. This is what we will use to attach the pumpkins to the garland.

Jumbo Pom Pom Maker by We R Memory Keepers

Repeat the same process to create two more additional pumpkins.

Pom Pom and Tassel Halloween Garland by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Next, we will create the pom pom spiders. The process for creating the pom pom is the same. Instead of adding in the green chenille stem, you will add four pieces of silver chenille stems in the piece you tie to the middle.

Pom Pom and Tassel Halloween Garland by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Bend the legs at the end to create 8 spider legs. Flip the spider over and add a length of yarn about 6 inches long to the middle strand holding the pom pom together. Tie the ends together in a knot. This is what we will use to hang the spider from the garland.

Use hot glue to add googly eyes to each spider, if desired. Create a total of three spiders.

Pom Pom and Tassel Halloween Garland by Laura Silva for We R Memory KeepersPom Pom and Tassel Halloween Garland by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Last, we will create the tassel ghosts. Use the new tassel loom and white yarn. I found some sparkly white yarn that was perfect for these ghosts. Open the tassel loom and wrap your yarn around the 2” side.

We R Memory Keepers Tassel Loom

Tie a 6” piece of yarn around the middle of the yarn. This will create the loop to hang the tassel.

We R Memory Keepers Tassel Loom

Fold the tassel loom in half. Wrap a 12” piece of yarn about 1 inch from the top of the looped yarn. Close the loop by tucking the end into the head of the tassel.

We R Memory Keepers Tassel Loom

Slide your scissors through the grooves in the bottom of the loom and cut the looped yarn. Remove the metal rod at the top of the tassel maker to slide the tassel off the loom. Trim the ends to make them all even.

We R Memory Keepers Tassel Loom

Add ghost eyes to the tassel by tying a knot with the black yarn around a strand of white yarn. Trim the ends. I like how it almost looks like the little ghost has eye lashes! Repeat on another strand of white yarn a few strands over to create a second eye.

Pom Pom and Tassel Halloween Garland by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Create two more ghosts for the garland.

Pom Pom and Tassel Halloween Garland by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

To make the garland more interesting and cohesive, I took all three colors of yarn and loosely braided them together. I threaded each of the pumpkins, spiders, and ghosts onto the braided yarn strand. I think these little critters would be adorable tied to a Halloween present, as well!

Pom Pom and Tassel Halloween Garland by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Now my Halloween garland is ready to be hung up. I love how cute it turned out. The jumbo pom pom maker and tassel loom made this project so easy to do!

Pom Pom and Tassel Halloween Garland by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies

Black, White, and Orange Yarn

Silver and Green Chenille Stems

Tassel Loom

Jumbo Pom Pom Maker

Detail Scissors

Googly Eye Halloween Party Favors with the Circle Spin & Trim

Hello and Happy Friday crafty friends! It’s Aly with you today closing off our Halloween Treat Container Week with a fun and easy idea for making Googly Eye Treat Pockets with the Circle Spin & Trim and the Journal Guide.

Googly Eye Party Favors with the Circle Spin and Trim by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

These DIY Halloween Party Favors are perfect for handing out to trick or treaters, for a class party, or for teachers, friends, and neighbors.

Googly Eye Party with the Circle Spin and Trim by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

You can even include them as part of a Googly Eye Halloween Party! Googly eyes are easy to find in crafts stores, but why not make your own? They’re cheaper that way, and you can totally customize them to fit your project.

Googly Eye Party with the Circle Spin and Trim by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

To make these Halloween Party Favors, start by trimming black solid or semi-patterned paper to 4×6 inches. I used plain black Bazzill Cardstock and some black and white papers from the DCWV Okey Dokey 12×12 Stack. Then follow the Journal Guide instructions to make a photo pocket. Tip: be sure to use strong adhesive to hold your pocket securely together.

We R Memory Keepers Journal Guide

Next, cut several 1-2 inch circles using the Circle Spin & Trim from solid white cardstock. If you’re throwing a Googly Eye Party, cut some larger white circle for bigger eyes.

We R Memory Keepers Circle Spin and Trim

Type up a “punny” sentiment or quote on lavendar cardstock with the Typecast Typewriter, and punch them out with the Clear Cut Tag Punch. Punch a hole in the end for tying.

We R Memory Keepers Typecast and Clear Cut Circle Punch

To make your Googly Eyes, add black enamel dots or small paper circles to the center of the white circles. Vary the placement of the black circles to make the eyes appear to be looking different directions.

Googly Eye Party Favors with the Circle Spin and Trim by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Tie the tag around the top of the treat pockets with black twine. You can add a little adhesive to hold them in place if you’d like.

Googly Eye Party Favors with the Circle Spin and Trim by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Googly Eye Party Favors with the Circle Spin and Trim by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Once your treat pockets are ready, slide in a small individually wrapped piece of candy or chocolate, and watch your recipients smile when you hand them out!

Googly Eye Party Favors with the Circle Spin and Trim by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Googly Eye Party Favors with the Circle Spin and Trim by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Googly Eye Party Favors with the Circle Spin and Trim by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a happy and crafty weekend, and we’ll see you back here next week.

Supplies:

Circle Spin & Trim
Journal Guide
Clear Cut Tag Punch
Typecast Typewriter
Trim and Score Board
DCWV Okey Dokey 12×12 Stack

 

October New Releases: Part 2

Hello friends! Today is our favorite kind of day because we get to share some exciting new releases with you. We’re extra excited about this new collection because it spans across several of our sister brands at American Crafts, and is a fabulous way to plan, organize, preserve memories, and document moments. Introducing the new Journal Studio Tools and Storage!

We R Memory Keepers Journal Studio Tools and Storage

Write it, plan it, and make it happen with the Journal Studio by We R Memory Keepers! With a wide variety of tools and punches, Journal Studio has something for everyone.

Journal Studio Tools and Storage by We R Memory Keepers

Chic, felt pouches organize stamps, pens, and embellishments, perfect for on-the-go journaling.

Journal Studio Tools and Storage by We R Memory Keepers

Unique tools and punches like the Reflection Tracer, Journal Guide, and Mini Trimmer customize your pages and make journaling easier than ever. So whatever the plan, the dream, or the goal, get there with Journal Studio.

Pocket Punch Board

The Pocket Punch Board creates picture-perfect pockets for your journals and planners. Punch out pockets with your favorite patterned papers and customize with washi tape, glitter, and markers. This Punch Board creates over 100 pocket sizes in flap or notch styles.

Pocket Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Pocket Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Book Binding Guide

The Book Binding Guide has everything you need to make custom journals and planners possible. Create Saddle, Japanese, and Coptic bound books in no time. This package includes one Book Binding Guide.

Book Binding Guide by We R Memory Keepers

Book Binding Guide by We R Memory Keepers

Mini Paper Trimmer

The Mini Paper Trimmer is the perfect tool for making quick, small cuts. It’s perfect for on-the-go crafting and journaling, and is just the right size for backpacks, craft bags, and purses. This package includes one Mini Paper Trimmer.

Mini Paper Trimmer by We R Memory Keepers

Reflection Tracer

The Reflection Tracer is a must-have tool for tracing images straight from your phone! Special materials reflect images from your phone onto your journal for easing tracing and perfect lines. And it all comes in a chic, grey felt case for on-the-go journaling.

Reflection Tracer by We R Memory Keepers

Reflection Tracer by We R Memory Keepers

Interchangeable Stamps

This self-inking stamp is just the thing to take your planner goals above and beyond. It’s interchangeable stamps are perfect for marking important dates, trips, and goals, and small enough for on-the-go journaling. Handy tweezers included.

Interchangeable Stamps by We R Memory Keepers

Magnetic Alphabet Stencils

Get straight lines and custom phrases with these magnetic alphabet stencils! Choose letters to make lists, words, and keys, place them in the stencil holder, and trace away! Included are 26 letter stencils, one stencil holder, and one grey felt carrying case.

Magnetic Alphabet Stencils by We R Memory Keepers

Magnetic Symbol Stencils

Get straight lines and custom embellishments with these magnetic symbol stencils! Choose icons to make lists, words, and keys, place them in the stencil holder, and trace away! Included are 26 icon stencils, one stencil holder, and one grey felt carrying case.

Magnetic Symbol Stencils by We R Memory Keepers

Felt Travel Workspace

Journal anywhere and everywhere with this travel-sized workspace! Simply unfold the felt workspace and start creating. It features a photo pocket, removeable workspace, journal holders, a removable clipboard, tool holders, and a tool pocket.

Felt Travel Workspace by We R Memory KeepersFelt Travel Workspace by We R Memory Keepers

Felt Snap Pocket

Chic, felt pockets are the perfect place to store all your favorite pens, pencils, scissors, markers and more.

Felt Snap Pocket by We R Memory Keepers

Felt Zip Pocket

Chic, felt pockets are the perfect place to store all your favorite pens, pencils, scissors, markers and more.

Felt Zip Pocket by We R Memory Keepers

Washi Tape Keychain

This Washi Tape Keychain is a must-have on-the-go organizer for any journal keeper. Store your favorite washi tape on the spool and small embellishments in the pocket! Clip it to any journal for easy travel.

Washi Tape Keychain by We R Memory KeepersWashi Tape Keychain by We R Memory Keepers

Embellishment Organizer

Organize and store your favorite small embellishments for planner, journals, and more with this embellishment organizer! Keep stickers, scraps, sequins, and more in this convenient carrier.

Embellishment Organizer

The All-In-One Journal Guide was released in August, and is also part of this exciting Journal Studio collection.

Journal Guide by We R Memory Keepers

Whew! That’s a lot of awesome new releases! These new releases will start shipping to retailers at the end of October, so watch for them in stores and online near the end of November, or early December.

Handmade Halloween Treat Bags

Hello everybody! Soraya here today to share fun ideas to make your own Halloween treat bags and decorate them using the Tassel Loom! The tassels will become a bat, a witch’s broom and a ghost !

DIY Halloween Treat Bags by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

First of all you will need to make 3 tassels out of twine and yarn. The bat and the ghost are made with the Stitch Happy threads and the witch broom is made with orange cotton yarn. The Tassel Loom is the perfect tool to create all the any size tassel!

We R Memory Keepers Tassel Loom

Let’s start with the witch broom tassel! Instead of using yarn to create a handle for it, I used a piece of brown wire (the one in the Happy Jig collection) and twisted it on the top. This is one spooky broom so I added two scary eyes on it and some spiders too!

DIY Halloween Treat Bags by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersDIY Halloween Treat Bags by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

The tassel bat is made in black thread. I cut two wings in a black embossed cardstock with my scissors and glued them on the back before adding a “boo” brad on the front.

DIY Halloween Treat Bags by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersDIY Halloween Treat Bags by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

The tassel ghost is my favorite one! I made a white tassel using thread at the smallest size the Tassel Loom could do. I added the eyes and the mouth with crystal dots. How fun!

DIY Halloween Treat Bags by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersDIY Halloween Treat Bags by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

And here are the three tassels reunited!

DIY Halloween Treat Bags by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Let’s make the bags now! The Fringe & Score Board helped me shape the carstock with perfect lines! Don’t forget to let some room in the middle using the small ruler.  There will have to be about 2 inches on both edges.

We R Memory Keepers Fringe and Score BoardWe R Memory Keepers Fringe and Score BoardWe R Memory Keepers Fringe and Score BoardDIY Halloween Treat Bags by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Use the Mini Score Board to mark the fold on the paper (they will be the bottom of the bag).

DIY Halloween Treat Bags by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersDIY Halloween Treat Bags by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Place the treat bag inside then glue each fringe together with the Mini Glue Gun. Then gather  all the fringes in one paper border like this:

DIY Halloween Treat Bags by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersDIY Halloween Treat Bags by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Time to decorate each bag with the funny tassels! And voilà!

DIY Halloween Treat Bags by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersDIY Halloween Treat Bags by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersDIY Halloween Treat Bags by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersDIY Halloween Treat Bags by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersDIY Halloween Treat Bags by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersDIY Halloween Treat Bags by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

I hope you had fun joining me today, happy creating everyone and until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Tassel Loom

Fringe and Score Board

Mini Score Board

Mini Glue Gun

Stitch Happy Threads

Yarn

Scissors

Papers and embellishments are from Pebbles

DIY Halloween Treat Boxes

Hello, crafty friends! Enza here, and today I’m sharing a spooky (not so much) Halloween treat packaging idea created with several We R Memory Keepers tools.

You might know by now how much I love tags; I use them on almost all of my projects, so I thought it would be fun to make “loaded” ones to give as party favors or just as a treat on Halloween day.

DIY Halloween Treat Boxes by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I started by trimming the tags to measure 4×8 inches. I used two sheets of patterned paper and one of white heavy weight cardstock, which I sandwiched in the middle to make the tags sturdy and durable. With the Tag Punch Board I cut the corners of all three before adhering them together.

We R Memory Keepers Tag Punch BoardWe R Memory Keepers Tag Punch Board

To make the box, the paper needs to measure 8×6 inches. With the help of the Mini Score Board, I creased it vertically at 1 and 2 inches, and horizontally at 4 and 5 inches, like in the photos below.

We R Memory Keepers Mini Score BoardWe R Memory Keepers Mini Score Board

Next, I cut the two bottom squares formed by the creases on both sides of the paper, and again just in between the ones above. I applied strong double-sided adhesive to assemble the box, and adhere it to the front of the tag.

DIY Halloween Treat Boxes by Enza Gudor for We R Memory KeepersDIY Halloween Treat Boxes by Enza Gudor for We R Memory KeepersDIY Halloween Treat Boxes by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

At this point it was just a matter of decorating the boxes and make them “spooky”. The first thing I did was create wire words with the Happy Jig. I love this tool so much!!! I can’t stop creating with it! It is perfect to personalize your projects. I used the copper wire to spell “Boo” (I have a black one in the photo below to show the design better) and the black one to spell “Spooky”.

We R Memory Keepers Happy JigWe R Memory Keepers Happy Jig

I arranged several chipboard stickers and die cuts from the Pink Paislee Spellcast collection to form clusters on the front of the loaded tags, and finished them with a double bow I made using the 1-2-3 Punch Board.

DIY Halloween Treat Boxes by Enza Gudor for We R Memory KeepersDIY Halloween Treat Boxes by Enza Gudor for We R Memory KeepersDIY Halloween Treat Boxes by Enza Gudor for We R Memory KeepersDIY Halloween Treat Boxes by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I hope you enjoyed these Halloween treat packaging idea and will give it a try. Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a great day!

Enza

 

Supplies:

1-2-3 Punch Board

Tag Punch Board

Happy Jig

Mini Score Board

Pink Paislee Spellcast Collection

Pebbles Bat Clothespins

Halloween Trick or Treat Pillow Boxes

Halloween is coming soon, and this week our design team is featuring treat boxes, bags, and other containers for gifting Halloween treat, not tricks. We thought you’d enjoy these clever Halloween Pillow Boxes from last year.

 

Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here, and today I’m sharing a the Halloween pillow boxes I made for my kids using the Template Studio:

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

First, I chose which designer poster boards I would use – black glitter and black and white stripes. I also gathered American Crafts Bootiful Night embellishments and a piece of yellow mylar paper by Bazzill.

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Next, I followed the easy instructions for creating four of the smallest pillow boxes.

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

I added a special touch by using the new circle Clear-Cut Punch to create a “moon” on the front of the black glitter pillow boxes. It was so easy to line up the punch exactly where I wanted it.

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

I cut a square of the mylar paper and hot glued it to the back of the punched out circle. Then I assembled and glued the rest of the pillow box.

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

To embellish this All Hallows Eve box, I hot glued Bootiful Night die-cuts around my punched moon and secured flair to the front with a little bit of whispy, silver thread. Star stickers finish off the spooky scene.

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

This Happy Halloween box is embellished with a Bootiful Night cobweb, more flair and thread, and die-cuts.

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Here I created a scene by adhering a haunted house beneath the mylar moon. Some stickers and flair finished it up.

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Trick or Treat says the skull, embellished by stickers and more flair.

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

I had a lot of fun making these pillow boxes and my kids can’t wait until I fill them up with Halloween treats. Are you gifting treats this Halloween? Pull out your template studio and make some easy-fun boxes! Happy crafting!

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Supplies Used:

Template Studio

Template Studio Pillow Box Template

Circle Clear Cut Punch

5 Ideas for Handmade Cards

 

World Cardmaking Day 2018 | We R Memory Keepers

Happy Friday friends! Tomorrow is World Cardmaking Day and we’re celebrating today with a roundup of 5 Ideas for Handmade Cards. If you’re looking for card inspiration using our Punch Boards, Happy Jig, or other tools then you’re in the right place!

Make a Shaker Pocket with the Fuse Tool

Shaker pockets add a fun interactive element to your handmade cards. They’re easy to make with the Clear Cut Circle Punch, the Photo Sleeve Fuse Tool, and your favorite color sequins.

Handmade Halloween Card featuring the Clear Cut Circle Punch by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Make Mini Cards and Matching Envelopes with the Mini Envelope Punch Board

Mini handmade cards are perfect for including with birthday, shower, holiday, or other gifts. Use journaling cards, die cuts, or tags and make matching mini envelopes with the Mini Envelope Punch Board.

We R Memory Keepers Mini Envelope Punch Board

Create a Set of Coordinating Handmade Cards

While you’ve got your papers and embellishments out on your workspace, make a few cards that coordinate and can be used either together as a gift set, or separately for future occasions. Use different techniques and tools, like the Banner Punch Board, Word Punch Board, and Square Punch Board. If you’re making a creative mess, you might as well get as much out of it as you can!

Handmade Card Set featuring the We R Memory Keepers Word Punch Board, Banner Punch Board, and Square Punch Board

Layer Handmade Tags for Your Card Background

Layering DIY gift tags on the background of your card creates depth, texture, and visual interest. Make custom tags in no time with the Tag Punch Board. It’s a great way to use up your paper scraps too!

Handmade Card featuring the We R Memory Keepers Tag Punch Board

Make a DIY Envelope Liner to Match Your Handmade Card

The 123 Punch Board is the most versatile of all Punch Boards! Check out this beautiful handmade card and envelope. Can you guess which elements were made with the 123 Punch Board? If you guessed the Bow, Banner, Envelope and Liner you are correct! It’s the ultimate tool for any crafter.

Handmade Card and Matching DIY Envelope featuring the We R Memory Keepers 123 Punch Board

We hope these handmade card ideas have helped inspire your own cardmaking projects. Have a wonderful and creative World Cardmaking Day tomorrow, and come back and visit us next week for more craft tutorials.

Supplies:

Mini Envelope Punch Board
Tag Punch Board
123 Punch Board
Clear Cut Circle Punch
Photo Sleeve Fuse Tool
Word Punch Board
Square Punch Board
Banner Punch Board