Necktie Gift Boxes

Laura here today with a fun treat packaging idea for Father’s Day featuring the 123 Punch Board and the Banner Punch Board. These little necktie gift box envelopes would be perfect to surprise dad with a bunch of photos, a gift card, or any little thin treat!

Necktie Gift Box by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

To create the gift box envelope, you will need your 1-2-3 Punch Board. I wanted the envelope to be able to hold 4 x 6 inch photographs, so I followed the guides on the punch board to create an envelope that would fit that size card.

You will start by lining up your trimmed paper at the punch guide. Then, score the paper on both the A and B envelope score lines.

123 Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Rotate your paper 90⁰ and line up score line A with the envelope score groove. Score both the A and B lines again. Repeat this process until you have punched and scored all four sides.

Use the corner rounder to punch all four corners of the envelope. Fold all the score lines and assemble the envelope with adhesive.

Necktie Gift Box by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

To create the necktie you will need the Banner Punch Board. Start by trimming your necktie paper to 2 inches wide. Then, use the banner punch board to cut a V shape at the bottom of the paper as if you were going to make a small crest banner using the cutting guide at the top.

Necktie Gift Box by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Trim your paper to 5 ½ inches long. Using the guides on the banner punch board turn the top of your tie sideways and align it with the horizontal blue 8 line and the vertical white 2 ½ line. Cut a notch from the side of the tie. Repeat this process on the opposite side.

Necktie Gift Box by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Use a scrap piece of necktie cardstock and cut notches in the top of 2 inch strip, like we did with the tie piece. Cut the scrap horizontally where the notches make a v-shape. Attach this to the top of the necktie with adhesive. This makes it look like the tie has the extra little knotted piece at the top.

Necktie Gift Box by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Attach the tie to the envelope with adhesive and you are ready for gift giving. You could embellish these even further with the word Dad, Father, Grandpa, or even your special guy’s name.

Necktie Gift Box by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Necktie Gift Box by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies:

 

1-2-3 Punch Board

Banner Punch Board

Cardstock and Patterned Paper

Adhesive

Father’s Day Gift Idea: Photo Lights Tray

Hello Chantalle here, welcoming you to the blog.

Father’s Day is a special time to celebrate the amazing men in our lives. My DH has been an incredible support to me, especially this year, and the kids and I can’t wait to spoil him.

I’ve created two looks for a simple gift idea that you could put together with your children for Dad. It comprises of some items that you might already have in your stash, as well as some Photolights.

Whether they are an automobile enthusiast or a sports fan, I’m sure these will go down a treat!

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

The first tray is both decorative and useful. Both ideas use a lightly altered canvas as a base with a Photolight attached. You can choose to adhere the light to the base or keep it free standing so Dad can take his special backlit gift with him.

You may also be lucky enough to find a canvas with a recess the same size as your Photolight. (If I had an accurate sanding device, I would’ve tried to sand down the wood a bit in order to insert the light inside the canvas recess.) Mounting the light inside the tray would make a great solid base onto which you can build. Instead, I’ve used some semi-permanent sticky dots to adhere my light to my canvas.

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

As you can see in the image below, I covered the canvas with some woodgrain print paper. I’ve used a sheet of 12×12 paper from my Typecast Paper Pad, as the weight is slightly lighter and was easier to manipulate over the canvas, which was 8 x 10 inches.

I started on the one edge, then ran the paper over the recess area, not the canvas area, before cutting out the area of the paper where it covered the recess.

The wooden section of the canvas that is still visible from the top, has been covered with some woodgrain washi tape, which I had in my stash. I now had a perfect little inexpensive tray, ready to be filled!

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

The car blueprint is a laser print of a stock image, which I downloaded. The white areas work very well, lit from behind. You could use a bike or plane or a boat… the options are endless!

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

With the image in place and the magnetic acrylic plate placed over it, I went about adding a few small touches to the frame in the form of some chipboard Thickers.

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

The tray now serves as a bedside storage area for Dad’s personal items as well as giving off a gentle glow when lit up!

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

The next tray gives Dad official permission to put his feet up! I’ve used the same tray principle and applied it in the form of a mini hamper. Armed with a few tasty snacks and 100% access to the remote, Dad will love his time out to watch the game!

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

I measured the size I needed for my 8×8 Photolights frame and set some text over a sweet image of our kiddos. This was then printed off onto some Photolights Printable Backlit Paper.

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

NB: When using this paper, remember to print on the more matte side, as the ink will not stick to the shinier side.

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

Use batteries or the USB power source (provided), to switch the light on and show Dad just how much you love him this Father’s Day.

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

Thank you for stopping by the blog today!

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

Photolights Natural Wood Finish 8×8 Frame

Photolights Natural Wood Finish 4×6 Frame

Photolights Printable Backlit Film
Jen Hadfield for Pebbles, Simple Life Chipboard Thickers

Amy Tangerine On a Whim chipboard Thickers

Father’s Day Scrapbook Layout

Hello We R Memory Keepers fans! Soraya here with you today to share a masculine and shiny layout to celebrate all the best dads in the world!

Father's Day Scrapbook Layout by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers
To make this layout, I used different techniques such as screen print, gold foil, watercolor, mixed media lettering and a cool frame design made with the awesome Frame Punch Board that I love!

First of all I cut all the papers with the Supreme Ruler and its metal edge for accurate cutting. This tool is fantastic and so easy to work with!

Supreme Ruler by We R Memory Keepers

On a white cardstock I applied some blue navy Art Screen Ink  and with a scraper I put it all over this beautiful floral Art Screen by Heidi  Swapp. Look at this fine and perfect pattern! Then I used the Minc Machine to add some gold foil. The result is absolutely amazing!

Art Screen, Ink and Minc Foiling Machine by Heidi Swapp

Art Screen, Ink and Minc Foiling Machine by Heidi Swapp

Art Screen, Ink and Minc Foiling Machine by Heidi Swapp

Art Screen, Ink and Minc Foiling Machine by Heidi Swapp

For the design of my layout, I played with the Frame Punch Board and made several different sizes and styles of frame to showcase the photo and the gold floral screen as well!  Some mint watercolor came to give more dimension and softness to the screen!

Frame Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Frame Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

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

Let’s have fun with some mixed media now! The Mini Alphabet Punch Board helped me creating the title, and for this I used the App on my phone. This is so cool! It’s like I’ll be able to take my tool away with me everywhere now, haha! Once done, I put some gesso on them and dried them with a heat gun.

 

Mini Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Mini Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Let’s go back to gold now with this fun technique using double sided tape and foil flakes! How cool is that? This is perfect to give extra accents to the frames!

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

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

Father's Day Scrapbook Layout by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers
Time to decorate the layout with buttons, resin flowers, stickers… and of course a touch of mint thread with this gorgeous Stitch Happy multimedia thread! And voilà! A beautiful and masculine layout for the best dad!

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

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

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

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

Father's Day Scrapbook Layout by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers
I hope you had fun joining me today and I hope you’ll be inspired by all those techniques. Can’t wait to see what you’ll create for this special day ! Happy creating everyone and have a nice week !

 

Soraya

 

Supplies :

Supreme Ruler

Frame Punch Board

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Minc Machine

Papers are from Heidi Swapp and Pink Paislee

Heidi Swapp Art Screen Kit

Heidi Swapp Floral Art Screen

Heidi Swapp gold foil and gold flakes

Embellishments are from Heidi Swapp and Crate Paper

Stitch Happy mint thread

Supreme Ruler Project Inspiration and Video

Hello We R friends, and Happy Monday! This week our team has prepared some awesome Father’s Day projects for you, so be sure to check in later this week for some fabulous gift ideas. But, today we wanted to share some project inspiration and a video about our new release, the Supreme Ruler!

Supreme Ruler by We R Memory Keepers

If you missed our exciting blog announcement with all the details about this awesome new tool, you can see that HERE. With the Supreme Ruler, you can easily measure and cut paper. How gorgeous is this woven paper wall hanging made with the Supreme Ruler by our in house designers?

Easily weave a beautiful paper wall hanging with the Supreme Ruler by We R Memory Keepers

Easily cut paper, felt and other fabric with the Supreme Ruler and a craft knife. This pencil holder is a quick and easy project with this crafter’s must-have!

Easily cut felt and other fabric with the Supreme Ruler by We R Memory Keepers

Check out the overview video below to see how versatile and useful the Supreme Ruler is for crafters of all kinds!

Thanks for stopping by today. Keep an eye out on our social media channels for a Supreme Ruler giveaway coming soon!

Summer Planner Spread with the Planner Punch Board

Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here. One of my favorite new releases from We R Memory Keepers is the Planner Punch Board. The idea of being able to punch a variety of holes into pieces that I could then add into any kind planner made me get excited about a coil-bound Heidi Swapp planner that I had. Here it is all set up for the beginning of summer:

Planner Punch Board Summer Pages by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

I used Crate Paper’s Oasis collection to embellish my pages, including these small cards from the ephemera pack. I wanted to use the back side of the cards for journaling, but in a way that I could easily flip them over to read.

Planner Punch Board Summer Pages by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

All I had to do was use the Planner Punch Board to punch holes that coordinated with the coils of my planner and viola! Instant custom inserts!

Planner Punch Board Summer Pages by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

I stamped key words on the cards and filled the letters with watercolor. I wouldn’t have used watercolors on the planner pages because they are too thin. Thanks to the Planner Punch board, I can add in special pieces from time to time that feature techniques or elements I wouldn’t normally use in my planner.

Planner Punch Board Summer Pages by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Are you prepping the summer months in your planner? Here are some other ideas for add-ins using the Planner Punch Board:

  • ticket stubs
  • library reading program charts
  • menus
  • community pool schedules
  • ice cream coupons

Planner Punch Board Summer Pages by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Whether you’re planning ahead or documenting what happened, your planner is especially useful when you use the Planner Punch Board. Happy summer planning!

 

Supplies Used:

Planner Punch Board
Crate Paper Oasis Collection
Spiral Bound Heidi Swapp Planner

Throwback Thursday: Summer Lemonade Stand

Hello friends, and thanks for joining us today for Throwback Thursday! School’s out here in Utah, so today we’re revisiting the summer of 2015 to celebrate. That year we featured an absolutely darling Lemonade Stand project that our in-house designers decorated in a snap with the Evolution Advanced and some of our thin metal dies. You can’t help but think of summer when you see this. Check it out below!

 

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This was an Evolution Advanced project using the following products:

Summer Bucket List Mini Album

Hey there We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here to share an easy and fun Summer Bucket list mini album that I created using the Tab Punch board. Not only did I use the Tab Punch Board on this project but I also used the brand new Planner Punch Board AND the Typecast Typewriter. I can’t even tell you how excited I am to have this Summer bucket list mini album almost done before Summer even starts. Summer seems to fly by! I’ve found that the more I can get done before Summer officially hits, the better.
Summer Bucket List Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
This album came together within an hour because of the awesome WRMK tools that I had to create with. The album measures about 5″x7″. The three tabs in the album are labeled with strips of white cardstock. On each strip of cardstock I used my Typecast typewriter to type the title of each section of the mini album.
Summer Bucket List Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
The three sections are “family”, “food”, and “fun”. I’ve found that when I have labels on my tabs they need to be very well adhered. Which is why I stapled each label into place. While our family doesn’t have a very specific Summer Bucket list we do know that we want our Summer to include these three things. Inside the album I left plenty of space for journaling and photos.
Summer Bucket List Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Summer Bucket List Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
When I had the pages of the album complete, I used the Planner Punch board to punch the holes for the black binder rings. The Planner punch board worked great! I will be using the planner punch board for all my mini albums in the future! I love how easy it was to use.
Summer Bucket List Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Summer Bucket List Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Now that Summer is almost here, I hope this Summer bucket list mini album has inspired you to create a mini album for your Summer memories. Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’ll see you again soon!

Supplies:

Typecast Typewriter

American Crafts/Amy Tangerine On A Whim Collection

Summer Scrapbook Page with the Frame Punch Board

Hello everyone! Welcome to the We R blog! It’s Eva Pizarro here today sharing a quick idea on how to use your Frame Punch Board for your next summer scrapbook project.

Summer Scrapbook Page with the Frame Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

For this assignment I knew right away I wanted to fill my page with frames, kind of a grid design but made with different squares. I choose two different types of frames: one square 2 3/8 inch x 2 3/8 inch and one polaroid style 2 3/8 inch x 2 7/8 inch and used papers from the lovely Oh Happy Life collection by our sister brand, American Crafts.

Summer Scrapbook Page with the Frame Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I embellished the frames with pictures, phrases, die cuts and stickers. If the die cut was too big I cut the edges so the design stayed inside the frame.

Summer Scrapbook Page with the Frame Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I also made 3 journaling frames with some white cardstock and my Typecast Typewriter.

Typecast Typewriter by We R Memory Keepers

To align all the frames perfectly I used my Laser Square, it was very easy to use and made the grid design alignment so much easier!

Laser Square by We R Memory Keepers

To finish my layout I added a title and some stickers from the Flower Girl Collection by We R Memory Keepers. I also used some 3d dots on some embellishments to give a little more dimension to my layout.

Summer Scrapbook Page with the Frame Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I really like how each frame is unique but, using the same window size and the same paper collection, you can achieve a cohesive layout.

Summer Scrapbook Page with the Frame Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Because you work each frame at a time this layout design is very quick and easy! This technique is perfect for cards or mini albums too! I hope you give it a try!

Summer Scrapbook Page with the Frame Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

But wait! Need some ideas for how to use all those scraps of paper? Here’s another layout where I share 3 ways to use your Frame Punch Board.

Summer Scrapbook Page with the Frame Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

 

Have a great week!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Frame Punch Board

Oh Happy Life Collection

Laser Square

Typecast Typewriter

Summer Shaker Card

Hello We R fans! Kimberly here with a card using the Fuse tool. It’s time to start enjoying the lazy days of summer. When I think of summer days, I think of spending time by the water, dangling my feet off the dock, and floating in the water on inflatables. With that inspiration in mind, I used the Fuse tool and some Clear Fuse Sheets to create a wave-inspired shaker card.

Summer Shaker Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Using the Fuse Ruler, I was able to create layers of waves, filled with sequins on my card. It is such a cool effect. And while this looks great on a card, I am thinking of doing this on a summer layout too!

Summer Shaker Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

After cutting my Clear Fuse Sheets to card size, I sealed the edges with the Fuse Tool using the straight edge of the Fuse Ruler. Then, using the fancy wave lines on the inside of the Fuse Ruler, I created small pockets. I started the wavy lines inside the edge seals, to keep it cleaner looking.

Summer Shaker Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Once a wavy line was created by slowly following the edge with the Fuse Tool, sequins were added to the opening. Then the next wavy line was made. I continued the pattern until I reached the end of the clear sheet.

Summer Shaker Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Some fun FUSE-ables papers were the base of my card. I added to those some great summery embellishments from the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day collection. Less Work, More Play? Yes, please!

Summer Shaker Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

What is your favorite lazy summer day activity? How will it inspire your next project?

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers

American Crafts

DIY Paper Fans

Hello We R fans, and happy Friday! It’s Aly with you again today sharing an easy and fun summer kids craft that you can make with your DIY Party Board and some paper from your scrapbook stash. I found this project on the Idea Room blog HERE. When I saw these fans, I immediately thought of the DIY Party Board, and knew this awesome tool would make these fans a snap!

DIY Paper Fans by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

This project is easy for kids to make, and requires supplies that you’ve likely already got on hand.

DIY Paper Fan by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Plus, they’re perfect for the warm summer months!

DIY Paper Fans by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Start by placing your 12×12 paper into the DIY Party Board with the corner placed into the alignment guide.

Place your A and C cutting guides at numbers 11 and 7 on the board, respectively.

Cut along each guide with your blade so that you end up with the shape shown in the photo below.

Punch a hole in the ends of 5 wooden craft sticks (or popsicle sticks) with the Crop-A-Dile using the 1/8th inch punch.

Then stack them up and thread a metal brad through the holes, bending the ends of the brad so that it stays in place.

Fan out the popsicle sticks that that they’re evenly spaced with the outside sticks placed near the edges of the paper you just cut. Hot glue the sticks to the back of the paper with the front of the brad facing down.

Once the glue is dry, stack the sticks on top of each other, folding the paper and creasing it as you go.

You can change out the paper for whatever event or occasion you’re celebrating. The kids would love picking out their own patterns and colors of paper.

DIY Paper Fans by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory KeepersI chose papers from the fun summer-themed Oasis collection from our sister brand, Crate Paper. I just love those flamingos!

DIY Paper Fans by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Paper Fans by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory KeepersThanks for joining me today, and happy summer crafting!

Supplies:

DIY Party Board
Crop-A-Dile
Pink Brads
Crate Paper Oasis Patterned Paper