Make a Fall Banner with the Happy Jig

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here today with some home décor for fall. It seems that I am always pulled towards creating projects for our house. Adding a personal and handmade touch is wonderful, but its also great to be able to add a trendy touch without breaking the bank. I mean, who can change all the pillows and blankets out all the time? But by using my We R Memory Keepers tools and some patterned papers, I can create a lovely piece of seasonal décor, and be a bit fashionable as well.

Fall Banner with the Happy Jig by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I began by using my Banner Punch board and that fantastic checkered paper from Pebbles new line, My Bright Life. I am seeing that black and white gingham everywhere, and I love it! The Banner Punch Board is a constant friend on my desk, making quick work of creating pendants that are the exact size and style I want.

Fall Banner with the Happy Jig by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

After layering some other papers, die cut images, and ribbon, I started to create the leaf image from Copper Happy Jig Wire. The booklet that comes with the Happy Jig provides clear instructions for making the shapes.

Fall Banner with the Happy Jig by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

After following the image and placing my pegs, I wrapped the wire around. The wire shapes come together easily. The dimension they add to a project is really cool!

Tip: I use a liquid adhesive to secure my wire shapes to my projects.

Fall Banner with the Happy Jig by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Another We R Memory Keepers tool that comes in handy when making banners is another on of my old favorites, the Crop-A-Dile. To punch the holes for the twine (used to hang the banner), simply stack all your pieces together and punch through every piece at once. No mistakes and no misalignment.

Fall Banner with the Happy Jig by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Do you decorate for the seasons? Where would you hang your fall banner?

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

Pebbles – My Bright Life:

Autumn Hoop

Hello, all!  I’m Rebecca Luminarias and I’m so, so excited to be joining the WRMK design team!  I’m even more excited to share an autumn-inspired décor project with you that I created using some of the coolest WRMK tools!  I’ve been seeing these cute gold hoops embellished with florals and greenery all over Pinterest and Instagram, so I thought I’d put my own spin on one.

Autumn Hoop by Rebecca Luminaria for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Jumbo Pom Pom Maker

I picked up the hoop at a local craft store.  It’s 8,” which was the perfect size for using the WRMK Circle Spin & Trim.  I easily cut an 8” circle from Pebbles Spooky Boo buffalo check paper and adhered it to the back of the hoop with hot glue, being sure to string a length of copper glitter ribbon between the top of the hoop and the paper layer (this will allow me to hang it on the wall when it’s finished).

Autumn Hoop by Rebecca Luminaria for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Jumbo Pom Pom maker, Bow Loom, and Circle Spin & Trim

I decorated the paper backing with Spooky Boo Thickers and Amy Tangerine Shine On die cuts, as well as some peach crepe paper and lace.  I adhered the die cuts with American Crafts 3-D foam dots to give them dimension.

Autumn Hoop by Rebecca Luminaria for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Jumbo Pom Pom Maker

Autumn makes me think of things like warm, cozy textures and sweater weather, so I made 2 huge yarn pom poms with the Jumbo Pom Pom Maker in gray and mustard-yellow.  These pom poms are so big and fluffy, and the Jumbo Pom Pom Maker makes it easy to create them.

Autumn Hoop by Rebecca Luminaria for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Jumbo Pom Pom maker, Bow Loom, and Circle Spin & Trim

When I first started making pom poms, I used to wind the yarn around the palm of my hand.  The end result was uneven and unruly and took quite a bit of time to trim and finish.  I’m so glad this tool exists because I can’t imagine having to do that to create pom poms this big!  For what it’s worth, I tend to choose a thicker yarn when I make pom poms instead of a thinner one; it makes the finished product seem much fuller and sturdier.

Jumbo Pom Pom Maker by We R Memory Keepers

The final touch was the blue and copper bow that I made with the Bow Loom, which is awesome!  I love to decorate gift packaging and bows and gifts go hand-in-hand.  Even if I’m not wrapping a present, I find that a bow makes a great finisher to many projects—like my fall decorative hoop.

Autumn Hoop by Rebecca Luminaria for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Bow Loom

I made a 3” bow with ¾” blue grosgrain ribbon and a ¼” copper glitter accent trim.  Following the directions for a single wrap bow, I wrapped the blue ribbon around the tool as directed, then held it in place and repeated the steps with the copper ribbon.  I completed the final steps and ended up with the gorgeous bow you see on my hoop.

Autumn Hoop by Rebecca Luminaria for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Bow Loom

I love bows with different trims but have always found them very fussy to create—until now, thanks to the Bow Loom!  It has definitely upped my creative game.  I simply adhered the bow on the right side of my hoop with hot glue, and my project was complete.

Autumn Hoop by Rebecca Luminaria for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Jumbo Pom Pom Maker

This is the first piece of fall décor that I’ve put up this year, and it’s definitely put me in a cooler-weather, apple-picking, candle-burning kind of mood.  Thanks for hanging out and sharing my very first WRMK project with me today!

 

We R Memory Keepers Tool:

Circle Spin & Trim
Jumbo Pom Pom Maker
Bow Loom

 

Make a Pom Pom Keychain

Hello everyone!  It’s Eva on the blog today showing you how to create a cute Pompom Keychain using the new Jumbo Pompom Maker and Tassel Loom.

Pom Pom Keychain by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

When I think about fall and winter my first thought is yarn. Yarn is perfect for sweaters but also to create home decor and accessories! And now with the new Tassel Loom and the Jumbo Pompom Maker you can create beautiful pieces in minutes!

To create this BIG Pompom Keychain start by making a Jumbo size pompom. I used a winter color palette and combined 4 different yarn colors. It is fun to mix textures too!

Jumbo Pom Pom Maker by We R Memory Keepers

Wrap your yarn around both arms of the pompom maker, you can mix them evenly or you can leave zones with only one color to create a fun and different pompom.

Jumbo Pom Pom Maker by We R Memory Keepers

Once you have wrapped your yarn close your Pompom Maker and cut the yarn between the arms.  Tie a piece of yarn in the middle of the Pompom Maker and open it to reveal your pompom.

Pom Pom Keychain by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To create a tassel simply loop your yarn on the 4 inch size. Tie a piece of yarn in the middle and close the Tassel Loom.

Tassel Loom by We R Memory Keepers

Pick another yarn color and wrap it around your tassel, about 1 inch below the top of the looped yarn.  Cut the yarn with your precission scissors following the grooves on the bottom and remove the rod on top to slide the tassel out.

Pom Pom Keychain by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Decorate your tassel with colored beads and attach it to your pompom.

Pom Pom Keychain by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Attach a hook to the top of your pompom and add your keys.

Pom Pom Keychain by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Pompoms are very popular right now and you can make these in a batch and give them as gifts to your kid’s teacher or coworkers. The Jumbo Pompom really makes a bold statement on this keychain

Pom Pom Keychain by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

This keychain is so BIG and fluffy! I love it and I think it is perfect to hang outside of your purse with or without your keys!

Pom Pom Keychain by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a great day!

Eva


Supplies:

Jumbo Pompom Maker
Tassel Loom
Precision Scissors

How to Make a Fall Banner

Hello, We R fans, Laura here today showing you how to create a pretty fall banner with two of my favorite tools – the banner punch board and the mini alphabet punch board. The banner punch board makes it so easy to create banners quickly and easily.

Fall Banner by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Start by trimming your fall themed papers to 4 inches by 6 inches. You will need six different patterns of paper.

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

Use the banner punch board to create a flag shaped banner. I like to line up the corners of my paper at the cutting groove. I waste the least amount of paper this way and then each banner piece is the same size.

We R Memory Keepers Banner Punch Board

Use the banner punch board to punch holes in the corner of each banner piece.

Next, I used the mini alphabet punch board to spell out the word “FALL” from orange textured cardstock. Trim the paper so it is 1.5” x 2.5” to start. Use the instructions for the mini alphabet punch board to guide you in how to punch and cut the letters.

We R Memory Keepers Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Since the letters are small, I decided to add a brown rosette behind each one. Use a piece of textured brown cardstock and the trim & score board to score your paper every half inch.

Fall Banner by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Use the rosette punch to create a decorative edge on the paper. One I had the entire 12” x 12” paper punched along one edge, I trimmed the paper, so it was only 2” wide by 12” long.

We R Memory Keepers Rosette Punch

Fold the paper accordion style and then use hot glue to attach the ends of the rosette together. Use hot glue to secure the middle of the rosette so it stays together. I attached the letters to the rosettes using hot glue, and then attached the whole thing to my banner pieces using hot glue, as well.

Fall Banner by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I added some pretty fall ephemera to the two end banner pieces and the letters. I attached all the banner pieces together using brown and white baker’s twine. Tie each piece together using a small bow.

Fall Banner by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I love the way this banner turned out. I will be able to leave it up from September through November and it is the perfect way to start my holiday decorating this year.

Fall Banner by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

The rosette helps to make the letters stand out while also providing a fun detail to the banner pieces.

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Adding the ephemera to both the letters and the end pieces ties the whole banner together to create a beautiful display piece for fall.

Fall Banner by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Supplies

Pebbles Inc. Midnight Haunting Double-Sided Cardstock

Trim & Score Board

Banner Punch Board

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Cardstock

Rosette Punch

Hot Glue Gun

Pebbles Inc. Woodland Forest Ephemera

Baker’s Twine

 

September New Releases

Hello We R friends! Today is one of our favorite days because we get to announce some more new releases! Are you ready? Okay, let’s get started!

3-in-1 Weeding Tool

Easily remove, place, and clean intricate die cuts with one tool! Use the Brush to release excess die cuts. Use levers to switch between Piercer (to lift and place small die cut pieces) and Scraper (to flatten bubbles and clean mats).

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3-in-1 Weeding Tool by We R Memory Keepers

3-in-1 Weeding Tool by We R Memory Keepers

Crop-A-Dile and Eyelets

Our Crop-A-Dile Big Bite comes in a fresh new teal color, and we’ve got three new sets of Eyelets in convenient Storage Cases that come in different shapes in Pastel, Bright, and Metallic colors.

Crop-A-Dile and Eyelets by We R Memory Keepers

Pastel Eyelets with Storage Case by We R Memory Keepers

Bright Eyelets with Storage Case by We R Memory Keepers

Metallic Eyelets with Storage Case by We R Memory Keepers

Wick Candle Molds

Just in time for the gifting season, we’ve got three new silicone candle molds for use with the Wick Candle Maker! Choose from a ball shape, a diamond, and geometric.

Wick Candle Molds by We R Memory Keepers

This new releases start shipping this month, so look for them in stores and online near the end of October.

So, what do you think? Which new release are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments below!

Aly’s Top 3 Favorite We R Craft Tools

Hello, and Happy Friday We R friends! It’s my turn to share my Top 3 Favorite Tools with you and I’m so excited. Honestly, it was really hard to narrow it down to just three because I’m in love with so many We R tools! But, I gave it some thought and here they are!

Happy Jig

I can’t tell you how much I’ve loved creating with this fun new tool! It has so many different applications, and is such a versatile tool. I feel like I can add a Happy Jig creation to almost ANY project I create.

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

Wire Wedding Cake Topper by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Party Board

I’m a sucker for some custom party decor, so I find myself reaching for the DIY Party Board on a regular basis. It never ceases to amaze me how versatile this fun tool is, and I love finding unique ways to create with it.

Unicorn Cupcake Wraps by Aly Dosdall featuring the We R Memory Keepers DIY Party BoardWe R Memory Keepers DIY Party Board

Precision Press Advanced

As a crafter, stamping and I have a love-hate relationship. I hate the effort and patience that it takes, but I love the results. When the Precision Press Advanced was released my relationship with stamping completely changed! I can totally stamp with confidence and ease now, and that is something worth celebrating for sure.

Fall Gift Tags by Aly Dosdall for Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine featuring the We R Memory Keepers Precision Press AdvancedWe R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced

Thanks for stopping by friends! I’d love to know what your favorite We R tools are! Tell me in the comments below. Have a great weekend!

Supplies:
Happy Jig
DIY Party Board
Precision Press Advanced

My Top 3 Favorite Craft Tools by Soraya

Hi everybody ! Soraya here today to share 3 of my favorite We R Memory Keepers tools : the Happy Jig, the 1-2-3 Punch Board and the Hole Reinforcer Punch ! Let’s start with the Happy Jig.

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig

How amazing is this tool that allows you to create any word you want ?! I just love how versatile it is since you can decorate any project thanks to its colorful wires. It’s very delightful to create with the Happy Jig, above all for my planner spreads and layouts. You can easily add more dimension and texture not to mention the multitude of shapes that you can make.

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The 1-2-3 Punch Board is forever my favorite ! I’m a real lover for everything boxes ! Any occasion can be celebrated with party favor boxes or treat bags. Last year I made a hundred of mini boxes for my nephew baptism it was awesome to make them with this amazing Punch Board ! Halloween treats are also my favorite boxes to do (and the bows are so gorgeous too!).

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The Hole Reinforcer Punch helps you to save your teared papers but it also allows you to create with so much fun ! As an embellishment, as a sparkling planner garland or as a cute paperclip, this small tool can make big things !

What about you ? What are your favorite tools by We R Memory Keepers ? Happy creating everyone and until next time !

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Hole Reinforcer Punch

Happy Jig

1-2-3 Punch Board

Enza’s Top 3 Favorite Tools

Hello, We R fans. Enza here, and today I’m sharing three of my favorite tools. Let me start by saying it is impossible not to love every single one of them, as they are all useful, fun and easy to work with. Anything that can help me speed up the process while still giving me amazing results is a winner in my book. Plus, I’m often inspired by the variety and versatility of We R Memory Keepers tools.

The first tool I can’t live without is the 123 Punch Board. One of my passions is gift wrapping and pretty packaging, and lately I have discovered a love for card making, so this tool is perfect to create a variety of projects. You can make different type of boxes, bows, envelopes, envelope liners, and even file folder cards. I think every crafter needs this in their stash. All the instructions are already on the board, and you also get an Idea Book with step-by-step instructions that is really helpful. Super duper easy to use!

We R Memory Keepers 123 Punch Board

Here is an example of a String Tie Box I created with it:

123 Punch Board Gift Box by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

My second favorite is a tool that I use for almost every project, and another essential in my stash. The Tag Punch Board is fun and very versatile; it is perfect to create gift tags, tag mini albums, layering elements for cards and scrapbook layouts, and more. What I love the most about this tool is that you can make tags in different sizes, up to 3.5” wide, and that it punches perfectly centered holes every time. To complete the look of my tags, I also use the Hole Reinforcer Punch, but that is just a preference.

Tag Punch Board Mini Album by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

Last, but definitely not least, is the Happy Jig. Such a clever idea! You can make unique and custom embellishments for scrapbook pages, cards, even home décor. It comes with wires in different colors, and the super helpful Instruction book, with step-by-step instructions for bending wire into letters, shapes, and words. Your imagination is the limit with this tool. I also love that you can store the pegs and the wire cutters in the base of the tool for easy organization.

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Happy Jig Scrapbook Page by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a great day!

Enza

 

Supplies:

123 Punch Board

Tag Punch Board

Hole Reinforcer Punch

Happy Jig

Chantalle’s Top 3 Craft Tools

**This will be Chantalle’s final post as a member of our design team. We wish her the very best and have loved featuring her creative projects, tips and ideas. Next month we’ll be welcoming a new member of our team, so stay tuned!**

Hello we R Fans! The reason we all love We R Memory Keepers so much is because, in my opinion, they make THE BEST tools around!

No matter what type of projects you like to create, whether it’s card making, scrapbooking, project life-ing or sewing, they have the perfect tool for the job.

Here is a shortlist of a few of my very favourite, favourites…

TYPECAST TYPEWRITER

Typecast Typewriter by We R Memory Keepers

The Typecast opened new doors for me. I am one of those people that hate their own handwriting, and being able to create memorable, neat journaling directly on a 12×12 sheet of paper was so liberating!

I love the fact that I can just pop a bit of paper or a journaling card into the typewriter, and within seconds, have exactly the wording that I need.

Typecast Typewriter by We R Memory Keepers

The Typecast range comes with a compliment of stunning papers and accessories as well as many interchangeable ribbon spools so you can type in lots of different colours. This is a going away card that I created using my Typecast and several journaling cards from the Typecast collection.

Typecast Typewriter by We R Memory Keepers

Here you can see an example of a scrapbook page where I have typed directly onto the 12×12 paper. Paired with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board, you can create fantastic title and journaling combinations!

 Scrapbook Page by Chantalle McDaniel featuring the Typecast Typewriter by We R Memory Keepers

CIRCLE CLEAR CUT PUNCH

We R Memory Keepers Clear Cut Circle Punch

Next up are the Clear Cut Punches. These babies are so amazing, you can punch anywhere on your project.

We R Memory Keepers Clear Cut Circle Punch 

The Circle Clear Cut Punch is probably my favourite. Such a versatile shape, I have used mine so many times to create patterns on my scrapbook pages, die cut shapes for cards and albums and even frames. Punch exactly what you want, where you want!

Mini Album by Chantalle McDaniel featuring the We R Memory Keepers Clear Cut Circle Punch

The unique Clear-cut guide and magnetic punch system takes the guesswork out of perfect punching and the Transparent guide system makes alignment easy and allows for precise punching anywhere

Here you can see some festive treat bags I created using the Circle Clear Cut Punch and another of my all-time favourite tools, my Envelope Punchboard.

Holiday Gift Bags by Chantalle McDaniel featuring the We R Memory Keepers Clear Cut Circle Punch 

Another thing I love about the Clear Cut Punches are that they create die cut shapes, which you can then use as ephemera on new projects.

Holiday Gift Bags by Chantalle McDaniel featuring the We R Memory Keepers Clear Cut Circle Punch

HAPPY JIG

No doubt, there were plenty of people doing the happy dance when the Happy Jig was announced, including me!

This easy-to-use jig makes wire working a breeze, by allowing you to wrap wire around the pegs to create fun embellisments for your projects.

There are over 100 design templates available in the instruction book and on Instagram. Be sure to give @werhappyjig a follow to find lots of inspiration, instructions and how-tos!

Happy Jig by We R Memory Keepers

Each 100-piece kit includes colored wire, pegs, and wire cutters and includes a built-in storage compartment for supplies.
Additional wire colors are sold individually and in packs.
The easy-to-follow instruction book includes step-by-step instructions for bending wire into letters, shapes, and words.

Happy Jig by We R Memory Keepers
This ‘hello’ title was a fun addition to a card I made. The flower shapes were cut out using my Evolution Advanced with my Magnetic Mat.

 Handmade Card by Chantalle McDaniels featuring the Happy Jig by We R Memory KeepersI love the dimension the wire embellishment adds and its so satisfying to tell people, “I made that!”

Handmade Card by Chantalle McDaniels featuring the Happy Jig by We R Memory Keepers

May you enjoy many happy hours crafting with your favourite WeR tools!

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

Circle Clear Cut Punch

Typecast Typewriter

Happy Jig

Your Favorite We R Tools!

Hello and welcome back friends! This week we’re sharing our Top 3 Tools and what we love about them. We thought it would be fun to start the week off by sharing your Top 3 Favorite We R Tools–three of our best sellers!

Crop-A-Dile

For years the Crop-A-Dile has been a favorite among crafters of all kinds. It’s a versatile and powerful tool that punches holes in two sizes (1/8 and 3/16) and sets multiple sizes of eyelets, snaps, and other metal embellishments. The Crop-A-Dile punches through paper, chipboard, cork board, tin, aluminum, acrylic, leather, MDF, wood, and more.

Crop-A-DIle layout by We R Memory Keepers

The Cinch

Making your own notebooks, planners, journals, calendars, and mini books is a cinch with The Cinch book binding tool! This has been a staple in thousands of crafts room for many years. Choose from multiple binding wire colors or spiral binding as well.

We R Memory Keepers Cinch Binding Tool

Punch Boards

We R Memory Keepers has become well known for making Punch Boards. These innovative tools are exclusive to our brand, and are a favorite of crafters worldwide. If you like to make your own party decor, home decor, or gift wrap then these are the tools for you!

We R Memory Keepers Punch Board Projects

Thanks for stopping by, and for your enthusiasm and support of our crafting tools. Be sure to check back each day this week to see which tools are our design team’s favorites. Will your favorites be on their Top 3 lists?

Supplies:
Crop-A-Dile
The Cinch
Punch Boards