Big Happy Jig Hoop Wreath

Hi there We R friends! It’s Aly here on this lovely Monday morning sharing some Big Happy Jig inspiration with you. I’ve noticed a lot of large wire handlettering in home decor, wedding decor, and event decor on the interwebs lately, so when I saw the Big Happy Jig was coming soon I was so excited to DIY that cool look and incoporate it into my own home! Check out what I made with the new Big Happy Jig!

Big Happy Jig Hoop Wreath by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I’ve wanted to make a hoop wreath for a while now, and the large scale wire handlettering possible with the Big Happy Jig lends itself perfectly to this trend.

Big Happy Jig Hoop Wreath by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

The Big Happy Jig works just like the smaller size Happy Jig, only on a much larger scale. It comes with a booklet full of instructions and 20 templates for making fun shapes and words. It also has all the pegs you need, wire cutters and some wire to get you started. You can also use the 80+ free template available on our @werhappyjig Instagram account.

We R Memory Keepers Big Happy Jig

I love that for a teen or tween bedroom decor or party you can create your designs with battery powered Neon Wire too!

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I picked up the gold hoop wreath at my local craft store, hot glued some silk flowers and greenery to it, and then I left some extra wire at each end of my word so I could wrap it around the hoop to secure it. Place a little dot of hot glue under the wrapped wire on the back of the hoop to keep it from sliding around.

Big Happy Jig Hoop Wreath by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

This project is ideal for home decor, Valentine’s Day decor, wedding decor and more. I’m so excited about the possibilities with this awesome new tool!

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Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Supplies:

Big Happy Jig
USB Power Mini Glue Gun
Ribbon Cutter

Stamping Project Idea with the Precision Press Advanced Stamping Tool

Hello and Happy Friday We R fans! Our Precision Press Accessories are hitting stores and we couldn’t be more excited! These accessories together with the Precision Press Advanced open up so many amazing creative possibilities. Check out this beautiful project idea by Laura Silva!

Party Favors with the Precision Press Advanced by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Try making your own patterned paper with the Precision Press Advanced and Precision Stencils! Place the stencils over your watercolor paper and paint away.

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You’ll get a lovely soft water color pattern on your paper! Then take the dried paper to your 123 Punch Board to make a favor box for your next event.

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Use the Typeset Stamping Block to personalize your gift tags, invitations, announcements and cards. It’s perfect for bulk projects like save the date or holiday cards!

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Be sure to check out the new Precision Press Advanced Accessories in stores now, and get stamping! Have a great weekend friends.

Supplies:

Precision Press Advanced
Typeset Stamping Block
Precision Stencils
123 Punch Board

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.

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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.)

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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?

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

Supplies: Precision Press Advanced

Creativation 2019 New Releases

It’s that time of year again friends! The Creativation trade show begins tomorrow in sunny Phoeninx, AZ and we couldn’t be more excited! Today we’re sharing the new releases that will be featured in our booth at the show, and that you can look forward to seeing in stores and online over the next several months. Let’s get started!

Foil Quill

Create beautiful foil projects with your own electronic cutting machine and the Foil Quill by We R Memory Keepers! Simply insert one of the Foil Quill tips into your cutting machine, choose a design, and let your machine do the work!We R Memory Keepers Foil QuillWe R Memory Keepers Foil Quill

Attachments are available for most popular diecutting machines, and foil sheets come in a wide variety of colors and sizes to fit your style. We’ve even put our favorite designs from some of our best collections on design drives so you can easily add fun shapes and phrases to any project. Check out the Foil Quill in action below!


Washi Tape Runner

Easily apply your favorite washi tape to your craft projects with the new Washi Tape Runner! Washi rolls are easy to insert and remove. Fits rolls from 1-1.25 inches in diameter and has a retractable blade for easy cutting.

We R Memory Keepers Washi Tape Runner

We R Memory Keepers Washi Tape Runner

We’re also releasing several new patterns of washi tape for use with the Washi Runner. Check out how cute they are! Shipping to retailers in Feb 2019.

New We R Memory Keepers Washi Tape for use with the Washi Tape Runner

Mini Evolution

Cutting and embossing just got a little easier with the Mini Evolution! It’s perfect for on-the-go crafting and for small craft spaces. Add custom shapes and texture to your project without the cost of larger machines. Shipping to retailers in Feb 2019.

Mini Bloom Storage

For the love of all things mini, introducing the new Mini Bloom Storage! Easily expand all 11 compartments with a single twist so you can view all your goodies at one time.

We R Memory Keepers Mini Bloom Storage

It’s ideal for limited desk space. Size when open: 12 x 12 x 4 inches; size when closed: 7.5 x 7.5 x 4 inches. Starts shipping to retailers in March 2019.

We R Memory Keepers Mini Bloom Storage

Mini Laser Square

The Mini Laser Square is perfect for small scale projects and for crafting on-the-go! The sliding laser guide makes aligning stamps, handwriting, and embellishments quick and easy. It’s perfect for card making, hand lettering, and so much more. The working space is 6 x 6.5 inches, it has measurements in inches and metric, and is battery operated. Starts shipping to retailers in March of 2019.

Mini Laser Square

A La Cart

This sturdy metal cart with durable multidirectional wheels has three shelves for convenient storage, and is available in two different colors–Burnt Ash and Emerald Green. It’s perfect for craft supplies, kitchenware, tools, office supplies, gardening supplies and so much more!

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Customize your cart to fit your needs with our line of A La Cart accessories sold separately. From pockets, to hooks, to bins, to dividers and more, we’ve got everything you need to keep your craft (and other) supplies organized and easily accessible. Shipping to retailers in the spring of 2019.

Plastic Storage

Introducing four new storage solutions for your craft room: Craft Caddy, 3-Tier Snap Box, Divider Box, & Craft Tool Box. Clear plastic storage makes it easy to find what you’re looking for. Keep your craft embellishments, office supplies, or other small items secure and safe in our new Plastic Storage. Starts shipping in the summer of 2019.

Spin It

Make your own customized tumblers at home with the Spin It tool and accessories! Easily personalize tumblers, cups, and more! Rotating arm allows for evenly dried coats
of epoxy. Adjustable motor speed, and adjustable grip fits most cup diameters. Coming to US retailers in the fall of 2019.

We R Memory Keepers Spin It Tumbler Maker

We R Memory Keepers Spin It Tumbler Maker

Phew! That’s a lot of exciting new releases to look forward to! Thanks for stopping by for the exciting announcement. Be sure to share the news with your crafty friends. Which new release are you most looking forward to?

 

Pocket Page with the Stitch Happy Pen

Hello happy crafters! Soraya here today to share a pocket page tutorial using the amazing Stitch Happy Pen that allows you to add texture and dimension to your projects. You can easily sew on paper, you will love it!

Pocket Page featuring the Stitch Happy Pen by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Follow the instructions you can find in the Stitch Happy Pen box to properly thread it and use the long needle. When this step is done, just pierce the paper and let the magic happen!

Pocket Page featuring the Stitch Happy Pen by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Pocket Page featuring the Stitch Happy Pen by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

You can use the stencils to create more shapes and words. For this card, I used the flower one, I love the dimension it gives to a simple white card! The title “GOALS” is made with the Word Punch Board and some washi tape. The Journal Guide helped me creating the tabs for the journaling.

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The Fuse Tool is one of my favorite tool and I can’t make a pocket page without it! I divided the yellow paper in 2 parts and sealed some sequins in the other part of the pocket.

Pocket Page featuring the Photo Sleeve Fuse by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

For the last card, I only played with diecuts and stickers. This color combo really makes me happy!

Pocket Page featuring the Stitch Happy Pen by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

And voilà ! Here is my pocket page that has a lot of dimension thanks to the Stitch Happy Pen and the other wonderful tools by We R Memory Keepers! You can find the whole creative process in my video below.

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I hope you had fun joining me for my first post of the year! Happy creating everyone and until next one!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Stitch Happy Pen

Stitch Happy Pen Stencils

Word Punch Board

USB Power Tool Fuse

Stitch Happy Scissors

Fuse Ruler

Black thread

Papers and embellishments from Dear Lizzy

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Journal Studio Stickers Book

Journal Guide

Adhesive Runner

We R Pocket Sleeves

Valentine’s Day Cards with the Stitch Happy Pen

Hello everyone! Enza here, and today I’m bringing you a set of cards created with the new, super fun Stitch Happy Pen.

Valentine's Day Cards with the Stitch Happy Pen by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I have always loved hand-stitching, especially on paper; I think it adds a lovely texture and accentuates the handmade feel of your projects. I usually use a cut file as my template, or draw my own design and then pierce the holes to make it easier to stitch. With the Stitch Happy Pen Kit, you have everything you need – you get a punch needle, a magnetic frame, threaders, and six stencils to create cute embroidery designs.

Since Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, I thought I would make a couple of cards using two of the stencils included in the kit. I started with the “love” sentiment. Normally, you would just mark the holes with a pencil first and then place the paper in the magnetic frame; but I found out that positioning both paper and stencil in the frame and then lightly piercing the holes before removing the stencil and starting to stitch made things a bit easier – the stencil stayed in place thanks to the magnetic frame, and the fact I had already pierced the paper required less pressure with the punch needle, avoiding any unwanted marks or creases.

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I used the beautiful La La Love collection by Crate Paper for both cards.

Valentine's Day Cards with the Stitch Happy Pen by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

The hand-stitched “love” sentiment is the focal point on the first card, and all the other elements just complement it by bringing in more color and texture.

Valentine's Day Cards with the Stitch Happy Pen by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

For the second card, I used the flower stencil.

Valentine's Day Cards with the Stitch Happy Pen by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I used Bazzill embossed cardstock as my base. Once I finished the design, I simply backed it with more colorful patterned paper and washi tape.

Valentine's Day Cards with the Stitch Happy Pen by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I love how these cards turned out. The embroidery designs add such a beautiful touch, and with the Stitch Happy Pen it’s easier than ever.

Thank you for stopping by!

Enza

 

Supplies:

Stitch Happy Pen

Crate Paper La La Love

Bazzill Cardstock

 

Craft Storage and Organization Roundup

It’s the weekend friends! Are you excited? We R! (Get it? LOL!) Today we’ve got a roundup of craft room storage and organization ideas for the new year that we think you’re going to love! So sit back, grab something warm to drink and enjoy the inspiration.

1. Store Completed Cards by Theme

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Once you complete your handmade cards, store them in the Card and Craft Storage Bin by theme. That way when you need a card they’re easy to find! Bonus tip: Keep envelopes stored with your cards.

2. Store Completed Layouts Safely

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If you’re at a craft night, event, or retreat keep your completed layouts safe and sound in the 12×12 Craft and Photo Case until you’re ready to add them to your scrapbook album.

3. Store Paper Supplies by Collection

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Keep the guess work out of crafting by using complete paper collections on your projects. Storing your supplies by collection in the Craft and Storage Large Case makes it easy to find what you need.

4. Store Punch Boards and Accessories Together

 

Some of our Punch Boards have accessories that add to their versatility. Store those boards with their accessories in the Bloom Pouch for easy creating. That way you’ll never have to dig through your stash to find everything you need to get the most out of your punch boards.

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5. Keep Small Supplies in Clear Containers

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Keeping small supplies (sequins, glitter, brads, etc) in clear containers makes it easy to find what you’re looking for! Check out our wide range of clear Storage Bottles to help keep your small bits and pieces in order.

Thanks for stopping by! We hope these organization ideas have inspired you. Have a great weekend, and we’ll see you next week!

Supplies:

Card and Craft Storage Bin
12×12 Craft and Photo Case
Craft and Storage Large Case
Bloom Pouch
Storage Bottles

Craft Room Storage Tips with Laura

Hey there, We R friends, Laura here today. I am sharing some storage and organization tips for you today to get all your favorite We R supplies organized. I have lots of We R Memory Keepers supplies, and I like to keep them all together so when I am ready to work on a project, I have everything I need.

First up, I wanted to share with you some of the new storage bottles that were recently released. They come in lots of different shapes and sizes in both plastic and glass. The small screw stack jars are perfect for storing eyelets.

We R Memory Keepers Storage Bottles, Crop-A-Dile and Eyelets by Laura Silva

The snap lid jars keep my small planner supplies within easy reach and organized.

We R Memory Keepers Storage Bottles by Laura Silva

There are also shaker jars and vials. These are perfect for storing loose glitter that you purchase. It is also great to have a shaker jar rather than one with a screw on top to make it easier to apply the right amount of glitter right where you need it on your project.

We R Memory Keepers Storage Bottles by Laura Silva

I shared a quick look at my craft cart in my design team introduction. You can purchase these three-tiered carts just about anywhere now! They are wonderful because they have a lot of vertical space and you can roll them to wherever you want to craft. Which for me, is usually my kitchen table.

On the top shelf, I have a bunch of punch boards, my precision press, and a tote that carries all my hand tools. The basket keeps the punch boards from falling over and the tote is easy to remove from the cart and place wherever I want to craft.

Punch Board Storage Tips by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

On the second shelf, I have one of my favorite We R tools, the word punch board, letter punches, and number punches.

Punch Board Storage Tips by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

At first, I kept all the letters clicked together, but since I use this tool so much, I found having them loose in a container works best for me. I have them separated in 3 containers – letters A – M, letters N – Z, and then all the numbers.

Punch Board Storage Tips by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I also have my circle trimmer and Happy Jig on this shelf as well. I used another one of the totes to corral all the happy jig wires.

Craft Room Storage Tips by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

On the bottom I have a basket for all my alphabet punch board supplies, plus some addition punch boards tucked in next to the basket.

Craft Room Storage Tips by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Again, I like to keep all my supplies together if I can. In the basket I have the alphabet punch board, mini alphabet punch board, alphabet punch board papers, and the font punches that go with them. I keep the instruction books right in the basket, so I never have to search for them.

Punch Board Storage Tips by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

How do you store your favorite craft supplies?

Supplies

Punch Boards

Hand Tools

Word Punch Board

Happy Jig and Wire

Alphabet Punch Board

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Font Punches

Eyelets

Small Screw Stack Jars

Snap Lid Jar

Shaker Jars and Vials

 

Craft Supply Storage Tips with Rebecca

Hello!  It’s Rebecca with you today for my first official WRMK post of 2019!  Like many of you, I’m guessing, I’m diving head first into reorganizing my house for a fresh start.  I’ve left a trail of unfinished (and some not even started!) projects behind me as I transition from the holidays into the new year, the contents of which were scattered around the house in shoeboxes, brown paper bags, and plastic bins.  I was more than thrilled to receive a couple of WRMK’s new Bloom Pouches, which made storing some of these project materials incredibly convenient.

We R Memory Keepers Bloom Storage Pouch by Rebecca Luminarias

I definitely found myself wanting to do more DIY projects as 2018 drew to a close.  This was thanks in part to the holiday decorating fever I get every year, but also thanks to acquiring a few new WRMK tools that make DIY easy and fun.  One of those tools was the Jumbo Pom Pom Maker.  Around mid-November I decided to a start a pom pom garland.  I got 3 pom poms in and had to put it aside as the holiday madness closed in.  Yet, I know this is something I still want to have for next year and I can work on it once things settle down, usually around mid-January.  This is where one of my lovely Bloom Pouches comes in.

We R Memory Keepers Bloom Storage Pouch by Rebecca Luminarias

I can store my skeins of yarn and the Jumbo Pom Pom Maker in the pouch!  The pouch opens up flat so I can see all of my supplies and grab them quickly.

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Then it cinches closed and I can tuck my large fabric scissors under the closure flap for transport.  (I tend to need those scissors often, so I don’t want to close them up in the pouch.)  I can carry the pouch from the dining room table to the couch to the car.  It’s easy to bring this lot to the park, too, so I can work on the pom poms while my kids play.  When we’re done, or if we have to make a quick bathroom run, everything closes back up quickly and simply.

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This won’t be a project I can work on every day so I also appreciate that the pouch closes up neatly and can be tucked away in a closet or in a basket until I’m ready to get back to it.

We R Memory Keepers Bloom Storage Pouch by Rebecca Luminarias

Another project I wanted to make but ran out of time for was a felt ball garland.  I bought all the felt balls to create it, with visions of quiet nights in front of the Christmas tree, a candle burning, a podcast playing…and then reality hit and there were almost ZERO quiet nights in December!

We R Memory Keepers Bloom Storage Pouch by Rebecca Luminarias

I decided that I’d still like to make a garland, but I’ll make it suitable for keeping up year-round.  This, too, will be a project to visit once life returns to normal, post-holiday.  It’s all stored conveniently in my pink Bloom Pouch, too!

We R Memory Keepers Bloom Storage Pouch by Rebecca Luminarias

This folds up and transports just as the other pouch does and I do plan for some quiet nights later this month.  With the felt balls, as well as the twine on which I’ll string them, all snug inside the pouch, I can take this to the living room or the park, as well.

We R Memory Keepers Bloom Storage Pouch by Rebecca Luminarias

I’ve utilized the small interior zipper pockets to store my needles and a pair of scissors.  It’s so handy, especially for the needles so they don’t get lost.

We R Memory Keepers Bloom Storage Pouch by Rebecca Luminarias

I have a feeling that this may not be an activity that I can finish in one sitting, but there’s plenty of room in the pouch for the work-in-progress garland, and that means I can keep this with my pom pom project pouch, both in a basket next to the couch to pull out when I have some free time.

We R Memory Keepers Bloom Storage Pouch by Rebecca Luminarias

If you can’t tell, I’m smitten with the Bloom Pouches!  I can see using them for all kinds of things, too, not just craft projects.  For now, though, they’re making my life a little bit easier and a lot more organized, corralling some fun projects I can’t wait to finish up.
Supplies:

Bloom Pouch

Jumbo Pom Pom Maker