Mini Album with the Stitch Happy Pen

Hello and welcome. My name is Steffi and I’m very excited and looking forward to playing with all the great We R Memory Keepers tools as a member of the design team.

For my first contribution I worked with the Stitch Happy and it was so much fun. The result is a mini album. I love mini albums and it was very exciting to see how it comes into being with all the embroidered motifs. I wanted to try as much as possible with the Stitch Happy Pen. So that every page is individual. The embroidered accents make it even more interesting.

Stitch Happy Pen Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

First I marked the points for the holes with the help of the templates and a thin pen. Then I embroidered Happy with the Stitch. I tried it several times. I noticed that it should be done slowly and evenly. It’s really easy and it goes much faster than embroidering by hand. I was very surprised.

There are many great templates and motifs for the Stitch Happy Pen.

We R Memroy Keepers Stitch Happy Pen Templates

We R Memory Keepers Stitch Happy Pen

I also embroidered on a photo. That worked out really well.

Stitch Happy Pen Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

We R Memory Keepers Stitch Happy PenStitch Happy Pen Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

You can also work with the pen without a pattern. For example, you can create lines and other individual patterns. Just clamp the paper or cardstock into the box and start with the Stitch Happy Pen.

Stitch Happy Pen Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

For the title on the cover I used different sewing threads from We R Memory Keepers. It’s easy with the pen and a nice change.

Stitch Happy Pen Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

There are so many possibilities you can create with the Stitch Happy Pen. Try it out. You will love it!

Stitch Happy Pen Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersStitch Happy Pen Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

I hope you enjoyed my project and thank you very much for stopping by.

Steffi

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Supplies:

Happy Stitch Pen

Stitch Happy Thread – Aqua

Stitch Happy Thread – Citrine

Dear Lizzy – New Day Collection

Valentine’s Day Mailboxes

Hello lovely crafters! Soraya here today to share a tutorial to make adorable tiny mail boxes for Valentines Day. You’ll need to grab your 1-2-3 Punch Board, the Envelope Punch Board, the Trim & Score Board and some pretty Valentines papers! Let’s go!

Valentine's Day Mailboxes by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

First of all, create a rectangular box using the 1-2-3 Punch board (I love this tool so much!!) following the instructions on the guide.

We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score BoardValentines Mail Box by Soraya Maes-3We R Memory Keepers 123 Punch Board

Once you’re done with the box, create the opening drawer and the slot that will allow you to put in and pick up your love letters! I used the handy cutting tool and a metallic ruler. Place some adhesive tape all around the folds and stick one side at a time. Finish with the Mini Glue Gun to secure the bottom of the box.

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Use the Clear Cut Punch to make a circle that you will split in two. This will be the top of the mail box.

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With a strip of the same paper, give it the curve shape that you’ll stick on top like this:

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Now add a lovely button or a pearl to create the drawer handle.

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Repeat the same process for the other boxes and decorate them. I made 4 of them, one for each member of my family so that we can exchange sweet words and expressions of love.

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Use the Mini Envelope Punch Board to make adorable tiny love letters. They are so cute!

We R Memory Keepers Mini Envelope Punch BoardValentines Mail Box by Soraya Maes-18

And voilà! The mail boxes are ready to make us happy!

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Hope you had fun joining me today! Happy Valentines Day everyone and until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

1-2-3 Punch Board

Mini Envelop Punch Board

Trim & Score Board

Lalalove Collection by Crate Paper

Bloom Storage

Cutter

Cutting mat

USB Power Tool Mini Glue Gun

Clear Cut Punch

DIY Valentine’s Day Flipbook

Hello We R friends! Enza here to share a Valentine’s Day project created with the help of a few We R Memory Keepers tools. Some of these tools have become a staple for me; I use them all the time for a variety of crafty projects, as they allow me to get the job done quickly and efficiently.

For today I’ve decided to make a Valentine loaded trifold flipbook to send to one of my best crafty friends.

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Valentine’s Day Flipbook by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I started by trimming my paper to measure 7×12 inches, and scored it at 4 and 8 inches with the Mini Score Board.

We R Memory Keepers Mini Score Board

I wanted the folding flaps to have slanted corners, so I marked them vertically at 3.5 inches an d cut them with a craft knife using the 12” ruler that comes in the Ultimate Tool Kit as my guide.

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Once the base was ready, I started making my embellishments. First, rosettes in different sizes, which I simply embellished with a sticker in the center and transformed into paper clips.

We R Memory Keepers Mini Score Board

Next two tags, that I used to wrap washi tape around and add as a little surprise.

We R Memory Keepers Tag Punch Board

Lastly, I created a “love” word with the Happy Jig, which I thought it would be a nice and sweet addition.

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig

In order to hold all these goodies, I added pockets to each flap by simply stitching a strip of paper down. I embellished each section of the flipbook with lots of die cuts and stickers from the Crate Paper La La Love collection.

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A couple of weeks ago I made some Valentines Pockets with the Pocket Punch Board for my kids’ classmates (you can find the tutorial here), and I liked them so much that I “stole” a couple to add to this flipbook. They not only fit perfectly, but allowed me to bring in an extra interactive element that is always fun to discover 😉

Valentine's Day Flipbook by Enza Gudor for We R Memory KeepersValentine's Day Flipbook by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

Thank you for stopping by today! I can’t wait to give this flipbook to my sweet friend. What crafts are you making for Valentine’s Day?

Enza

 

Supplies:

Mini Score Board

Happy Jig

Tag Punch Board

Ultimate Tool Kit

Pocket Maker Punch Board

Stitch Happy Sewing Machine

Crate Paper La La Love

 

Valentine’s Day Project Roundup

Hello and Happy Friday friends! We’re looking forward to the weekend, but first we want to share some awesome Valentine’s Day project inspiration with you. Here are our Top 5 Most Popular Valentine’s Day Projects from 2018!

Gate Fold Valentine

There’s something special about a handmade valentine, and this beauty is not exception! CLICK HERE to find out how to make a gate fold valentine using the Trim and Score Board and the 3 Way Corner Punch.

Handmade Gift: Envelope Photo Album

This cute little photo album is a great gift idea to share with your valentine. It’s easy to make with the Mini Envelope Punch Board. For a full tutorial CLICK HERE.

Envelope Photo Album by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Love Notes Cupcake Toppers

If you’re throwing a Valentine’s Day party these Mini Envelope Punch Board cupcake toppers are the perfect way to tell your guests how much they mean to you. Not only are they cute, but they each hold a little love note. You can find the how-to featuring the HERE.

Love Note Cupcake Toppers with the Mini Envelope Punch Board by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Valentine’s Day Scrapbook Page

Document the one you love with a cool grid pattern scrapbook layout. The easiest way to make multiple squares or rectangles is the Square Punch Board. For more photos and details CLICK HERE.

Valentines Day Layout with the Square Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Add Hidden Journaling

Use the Envelope Punch Board to add hidden journaling to your planner, scrapbook page, or traveler’s notebook. Sometimes the words we want to say to our valentine are meant just for them, so hide them in a cute little envelope! Visit the blog HERE for full instructions.

Valentine's Day Layout with the Envelope Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful crafty weekend.

Valentine’s Day Banner

Hey there, Laura here today with a fun Valentine’s Day banner project for you. I love to make banners! I have one for every holiday and season. I have several places in my home where I hang them up to decorate – on my bookshelf, my pallet shelves, and above the window. If I had a fireplace, I am sure I would have a banner on the mantel as well! The banner punch board is one of my favorite tools because you can put together a banner quickly and easily.

Valentines Day Banner by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

To create this Valentine’s Day banner, I started by making some red wire hearts using the Happy Jig. I used the size of the hearts to determine the size of my banner pieces.

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig

I cut white shimmer textured cardstock to 4” wide by 4 ½” tall for each banner piece.

We R Memory Keepers Banner Punch Board

The way I make sure each banner piece is the same length, is I first use my paper trimmer to cut the banner piece to the correct width. Then, I use the banner punch board to cut my banner shape. Lastly, I use the trimmer to cut the length the same for each piece.

I attached each of the wire hearts with washi tape. This allowed me to attach the hearts to the banner pieces, but also hold together the wire where the ends meet.

Valentines Day Banner by Laura Silva by We R Memory Keepers

Next, I created more flag banner pieces using patterned paper from Crate Paper’s new La La Love collection.

We R Memory Keepers Banner Punch Board

I used the mini alphabet punch board to spell out the word LOVE.

We R Memory Keepers Mini Alphabet Punch Board

I attached the letters to my patterned paper using foam adhesive squares. Then, I added some heart sticker Thickers to each letter.

Valentines Day Banner by Laura Silva by We R Memory Keepers

To assemble the banner together, I used red and white baker’s twine. I tied each piece together making a little bow.

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This banner is so festive and fun. I love the mix of wire hearts and paper. This Valentine’s Day banner looks so cute on my pallet shelves gallery wall. Do you make a banner for each holiday?

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Supplies

Happy Jig

Red Happy Jig Wire

Bazzill Bling Diamond Cardstock

Washi Tape

Banner Punch Board

Crate Paper La La Love Cardstock

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Crate Paper La La Love Thickers

Baker’s Twine

Valentine’s Day Countdown with the Big Happy Jig

Hey there!  Looking for a quality treat to share with your kids this Valentine’s Day?  It’s Rebecca with you today and this fun project has a little something for everyone.  I was looking for a way to do something special with my 8- and 5-year-olds, that wasn’t store-bought, but was disguised as a new surprise every day from February 1st through February 14th.  I came up with the idea for a Valentine countdown, and while we’re only a couple of days in at the time of this writing, it’s been a big hit already!

Big Happy Jig Valentine's Day Countdown by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I began by using my Mini Envelope Punch Board to create 14 small envelopes.  They are sized to fit 2 1/2″ x 3″ cards, and I made them with an assortment of patterned papers from Crate Paper.  Each envelope only uses a 4 1/2″ square of paper and the mini punch board is so easy to use, creating them only took about 10 or 15 minutes.

Big Happy Jig Valentine's Day Countdown by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

After making and assembling those, I trimmed white card stock to make flat cards to put inside them.  I already know the kids will get enough candy in school, and they really don’t need any more toys so soon after Christmas.  Instead, on each card, I wrote out an activity we can do as a family that day.  We can play a game, go to the park, go on a hike or a bike ride, make cookies; just as long as we’re doing it together.  My kids are young enough that they still love it when we can play with them and are very disappointed if we can’t due to work, house cleaning, or meal-making.  So far, they’ve been enjoying opening these treats!

We R Memory Keepers Mini Envelope Punch Board

They take turns opening their cards; my daughter has odd numbered days and my son gets the evens.  Most of the things we do benefit both of them, although I did sneak in a couple things that are unique to the recipient (I don’t think my son will want to do his nails on the 9th, but I might be wrong.)

Big Happy Jig Valentine's Day Countdown by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Once I had all the cards tucked snugly inside their envelopes, I dressed them up a bit.  I wanted to keep them simple but still fun and enticing, so a band of ruffled crepe paper tied on with twine was an easy way to secure the envelope closed; the band just slides off for easy opening.  An adorable mix of Valentine stickers from Pebbles are so perfect for young boys or girls and add the perfect finishing touch!

Big Happy Jig Valentine's Day Countdown by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Next, I had an idea to display them on wired hearts, thanks to the new Big Happy Jig.  While there is a double heart pattern found in the accompanying booklet, it wasn’t quite large enough to hold all 14 valentines so I had to come up with my own.  I loosely used the heart pattern that goes with the original Happy Jig as a guide and figured out how to make it a lot bigger!

We R Memory Keepers Big Happy Jig

*If you want to follow my pattern, you’ll need 35″ of wire.  You can use the above photo as guidance.

– Large pegs are placed as follows: C11, C27, I6, I32

– Medium pegs: B8, B30, D5, D33, G4, G34

– Small pegs: F19, T19

– Starting medium peg: O11

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Luckily a heart isn’t too difficult to figure out so I created 2 of them using some of the thick red wire.  I hung the hearts on a closet door with fishing line (Gus’s is on top because he’s taller) and attached each envelope to the corresponding heart with a mini clothespin.  It’s a fun family activity, and cute Valentine’s Day decor all in one!

Big Happy Jig Valentine's Day Countdown by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Tip:  You can change up this project by excluding the wired hearts and hanging the envelopes on twine as a garland or display them in a basket.  These would also make cute school valentines.  If you love the idea of the wired heart, be sure to save it for next year and repeat the Valentine countdown!

Big Happy Jig Valentine's Day Countdown by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be all about candy and gifts (though I’m secretly hoping for a box of chocolates ;).  You can sneak a little memory-making into it, too, and I bet your family will love that just as much!

 

Supplies:

Mini Envelope Punch

Big Happy Jig

 

Happy Jig Project Roundup

Happy Friday crafty friends! We made it to the weekend…phew. Today we’ve got a roundup of some cute and clever craft project ideas created with Happy Jig. We hope these ideas inspire you to get out your jig and create this weekend. Enjoy!

Wire Cake Topper

One of our favorite Happy Jig projects to make is a cake topper! You can make a cake topper to say anything you want–the possibilities are endless. If you’d like to learn how to make the wedding cake topper below, CLICK HERE.

Wire Wedding Cake Topper by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Happy Jig wire design tool

Wire Place Card Holder and Table Tent

Wire decor kind of lends itself to a wedding theme, so we’ve got another bit of wedding inspiration for you created with the Happy Jig. We love this pretty place card holder and table tent! You can find the full tutorial HERE.

Wedding Table Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Accordion Fold Mini Album

Custom wire embellishments add a sweet special touch to this fold out baby album. We think this is such a precious handmade gift idea! CLICK HERE for more photos and details.

Baby Mini Book with the Happy Jig by Eva PIzarro for We R Memory Keepers

Baby Mini Book with the Happy Jig by Eva PIzarro for We R Memory Keepers

Mermaid Party Favors

Send the guests home from your next party or event with favors decked in Happy Jig designs! We love this mermaid party favor idea! For the full tutorial CLICK HERE.

DIY Mermaid Party Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Travel Scrapbook Page

Make the title and story of your scrapbook page stand out with the Happy Jig! This travel layout is as unforgettable as the memories documented on it. Visit the blog HERE for more photos and details.

Travel Layout with the Happy Jig by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

We hope these projects have inspired you to get creative with the Happy Jig. Be sure to share your creations on our Facebook page HERE. We’d love to see what you’re making!

Supplies:

Happy Jig
Happy Jig Wire

DIY Valentine’s Day Decor with the Big Happy Jig

Hello everyone!  It’s Eva here today sharing with you a Valentine’s Day decoration using the new Big Happy Jig.

DIY Valentine's Day Decor with the Big Happy Jig by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

If you love the regular size Happy Jig, then you are going to LOVE this new tool! It is perfect to create home decor projects with handlettering words and symbols. The new BIG Happy Jig works uses a wider wire and you can also use neon wire! How cool is that?

To create my decorations I started with a 10.5 inch wide piece of cardstock. I measured 2.5 inch on each side and created the banner. After that, I used my Crop a Dile to punch holes on the bottom and top of my wall banner.

We R Memory Keepers Crop A Dile

I used my Big Happy Jig to create an ampersand with gold wire. This design is from the regular Happy Jig tool guide, you don’t need to change anything, the designs work perfectly on both tools.

One thing I love about the Big Happy Jig is that you can remove the peg case and the mat it is flat so it doesn’t use much space on your craft room.

We R Memory Keepers Big Happy Jig

We R Memory Keepers Big Happy Jig

Once you are done with your design bend the edges so you can insert the design on the banner.

We R Memory Keepers Big Happy Jig

I also used one design from the Happy Jig Instagram account (werhappyjig) and made two connecting hearts.

We R Memory Keepers Big Happy Jig

Use cotton wool and your Tassel Loom to create 5 inch tassels and one 2 inch tassel. I decorated the tassel with Stitch Happy Gold Thread so they coordinated with the wires.

We R Memory Keepers Tassel Loom

We R Memory Keepers Tassel Loom

Use the 5 small tassels to decorate the bottom of your banner and some thickers to write the “you” and “me” words.

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I love how the ampersand floats over the banner!

DIY Valentine's Day Decor with the Big Happy Jig by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

For my other decor I used the 2 inch tassel and some wood beads to decorate the two hearts. I made this tassel with all 3 colors of yarn, I think it looks very cute!

DIY Valentine's Day Decor with the Big Happy Jig by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory KeepersDIY Valentine's Day Decor with the Big Happy Jig by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Finally I made a heart banner with some hearts I cut with my Clear Cut Punch. I used the “Loves Me” collection by Pebbles Inc because the colors matched perfectly my yarns!

We R Memory Keepers Clear Cut Heart Punch

What do you think? The Big Happy Jig gives you so many possibilities! What would you make with it?

DIY Valentine's Day Decor with the Big Happy Jig by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Happy Jig
Clear Cut Punch
Sticky Piercer
Stitch Happy Twine
Big Happy Jig
Tassel Loom
Love Me Collection by Pebbles Inc

Scrapbook Page with the Precision Press Advanced Accessories

Hello and welcome. It’s me, Steffi and I’m showing you a layout of me today. This I have created with the great Precision Press Advanced and the Pattern Block & Stamps. A tool to stamp precise and exact images every time. The acrylic plate has grooves. In it the letters can be placed exactly and do not slip. I think that’s great. One can stamp several times and the stamp does not slip. That doesn’t work so well with a normal acrylic block.

Scrapbook Page with the Precision Press Advanced by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

I also think it’s great that so many letters are present several times in the alphabet. So you can stamp several words and texts at the same time. I think that’s great. It makes it a lot easier.

Scrapbook Page with the Precision Press Advanced by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

First I painted the white cardstock (9×12 inch) with acrylic paint. After the paint had dried, I stamped on it. I used the Precision Press Advanced with the Pattern Block & Stamps. The patterned motifs are great for beautiful backgrounds. I used the feathers. I stamped directly on the cardstock and a few feathers on vellum paper. I cut them out and glued them to the layout with glue dots. So it gets more dimension.

Scrapbook Page with the Precision Press Advanced by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

Then I stamped the title with a black ink stamp pad.

Scrapbook Page with the Precision Press Advanced by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

Below the photo I used some more patterns from the Pattern Block & Stamps. The stamps are very versatile. Then I added the photo with stickers and paper from the Crate Paper La La Love collection.

Scrapbook Page with the Precision Press Advanced by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersScrapbook Page with the Precision Press Advanced by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

Thank you very much for stopping by and see you next time.

 

Steffi

 

Supplies:

Precision Press Advanced

Pattern Block & Stamps

Crate Paper La La Love Collection

 

Precision Press Advanced Valentine’s Day Card

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with a card-saving tip for you with the We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced! I will be the first to admit that I have issues lining stamps and dies up, often ruining my die-cut piece, or even my whole card. Not good! Keep reading to find out how to never ruin a card again!

Valentine's Day Card with the We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced by Kimberly Crawford

I die cut a heart image from Pebbles patterned paper and knew that I wanted to stamp the “love you” sentiment from Vicki Boutin in the center. To make sure everything lined up perfectly, I placed the heart on my Precision Press Advanced base, securing it with the magnets included with the tool. Then I lined up the stamp image exactly where I wanted it on the heart. (Make sure to do this with the stamping portion of the image face down. So you can read the words.)

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced

Place the clear plate over the top and push down. This will pick up the image and affix it to the platform. Now, when you go back after your image has been inked, the pegs on the base will assist you with perfect placement. Every.single.time!

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The best part about this perfect alignment also helps fix inking mistakes! I did not get enough ink on a part of my image, but no worries, because I added the ink and re-stamped! And you cannot tell! Whew!

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I added a few more hearts to my Valentine’s Day card. They needed a little more detail, and I immediately thought of the Stitch Happy Pen! How cute is that stitching detail on the middle of the hearts?

Valentine's Day Card with the We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced by Kimberly CrawfordValentine's Day Card with the We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced by Kimberly Crawford

So who is excited for perfect stamping on every card?!

Supplies: Precision Press Advanced