Card with Matching Envelope

Hello, We R readers, Laura here today. I don’t know about you, but I love to send out happy mail. Sometimes I buy cards, but I really do love to make cards. I think it is an extra thoughtful way to let someone know you are thinking of them. I try to keep a stash of both handmade and pre-bought cards on hand so I can easily send them out as needed. I found a beautiful sentiment on a Moonstruck cardstock that I thought would be perfect to make an encouragement card.

I started by creating my card base by using the Moonstruck cardstock from Pink Paislee. It has a pretty pink and white pattern on the outside and muted watercolor hearts on the inside. I cut my paper and scored it to make a 6 inch by 6 inch card. I started by adding some washi strips to the bottom of the card.

Then, I added the lovely sentiment from the Moonstruck paper. It says, “you got this babe”. I also added some ephemera from the Moonstruck collection, a flower cut out from Moonstruck cardstock, and a cork butterfly. Everything was attached using my sticky thumb adhesive. The gold butterfly was added using foam squares to help it pop off the page.

The only problem with creating cards at home, especially uncommon shaped cards like this square one, is that I don’t always have an envelope on hand to go with it. I love to use my 123 Punch Board to create envelopes. They are so easy to make. Since my card was 6” x 6” square, I started by cutting my paper to 9 ¾” square.

I lined it up on the guide on the punch board, punched it, and scored along the score line A. Continue by rotating the paper 90 degrees, lining up along the score guide, punching and scoring as you go.

I like to round the corners of my envelope and this is easy to do with the punch board. The inside of my envelope was a little plain, so I added a liner using a black polka dot acetate sheet from the Clearly Posh collection. I measured the length of the top part of one flap of the envelope and cut a square from my acetate that size.

Then, using the punch board as a guide, I created notches on either side of the square to line up with the flap on the envelope. Simply align your paper up with the size of your square and move it over ⅛ of an inch.

I also rounded off the top edge of the liner square. I attached it using my sticky thumb adhesive. You will need to score the fold to allow the plastic paper to fold.

Now, my card is ready to mail out to a friend or family member that needs a little push in the right direction! Do you like to make handmade cards?


Supplies:

Moonstruck Double Sided Cardstock #6

Moonstruck Double Sided Cardstock #1

Moonstruck Washi Sticker Sheets

Moonstruck Ephemera

Moonstruck Double Sided Cardstock #9

Moonstruck Cork Stickers

Moonstruck Double Sided Cardstock #10

123 Punch Board

Clearly Posh Confetti Dot Black Acetate Sheet

National Craft Month Giveaway: 123 Punch Board!

Hello again We R friends! It’s Monday, and it’s March, and that means another National Craft Month giveaway today! This week we’re celebrating our most popular line of tools, our Punch Boards. And today we’re so excited to be giving away one of our most popular punch boards, the 123 Punch Board!

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As with many of our punch boards, the 123 Punch Board includes a cutting and a punching feature. With this one tool you can create over 200 projects of different sizes and styles. The board comes with a detailed instruction booklet, and basic instructions with measurements are conveniently included on the board as well.

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If you’d like the chance to win a 123 Punch Board, please leave a comment below telling us what you’d like to make with this fabulous tool. Comments will remain open until Thursday, March 23 at midnight. A random winner will announced here on the blog on Friday morning. Good luck, and be sure to check back to see if you won!

Be sure to come by often this week to check out some fabulous inspiration from our design team!

Valentine Banner

Hello everyone! Soraya here with you today to share an easy tutorial to make your very own valentine banner! February is the month of love, hearts, bows … so let’s make our craft more romantic too!  We’ll see how to create one cute banner using the Banner Punch Board, how to create the word « LOVE » thanks to the Alphabet Punch Board, the Staple Board and sparkles, then we’ll make cute bows using the 1,2,3 Punch Board! Let’s go !

Valentine Banner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

The Banner Punch Board is one amazing tool since it allows us to create 3 different shapes : pennant,  flag and crest banner! So to make this valentine banner, I’m going to use the 3 shapes in different sizes : the crest banner measures  (5×5,5 inch) :

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The flag banner measures (10×5,5 inch)

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And the triangle banner measures (4×5,5 inch)

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If you want to see more about this great tool, feel free to visit the We R Memory Keepers YouTube channel !

 

And here  is what you get when you finally cut them all ! Don’t hesitate to use different patterned papers or basic cardstocks to play on the contrasts. The crest ones will be placed on the flags and the triangle shaped will be placed inbetween them , so you’ll need 5 triangles, 4 crests and 4 flags. Don’t forget to punch the holes with the little punch you have on the top of the Banner Punch Board.

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Now, let’s decorate the flags! To make these cute little white bows, I used the fantastic 1,2,3 Punch Board. As you might know there is a size chart on this tool that allows you to chose how big you want your bow to be. I chose the medium (M) size, so I needed to cut 3 different stripes of white cardstock (according to the chart) before assembling them. (watch the video tutorial by Aly here)

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With some glitter tape, doilies and wooden clips I could easily decorate each pennant. The result is soft and cute!

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It’s time to put some love on this banner ! I used the Alphabet Punch Board and I also followed the instructions you can find in the little book to cut the letters L.O.V.E.  If you don’t know this punch yet then grab one asap you will love it !!

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For the glitter to stick on the letters, I put some double sided red tape on the bottom part of each letter. Then I started putting the clearest color on the top, took off the excess, put the medium shade, took off the excess and finally put the last color.

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Love how it finally turned !

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Before assembling the banner with pink twine, I used the Staple Board to attach the letters directly on the banner. The transparent guide (genius guide indeed !) helped me to place the staple where I wanted, so easy and so fun !

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And voilà ! This valentine banner is now ready to be hanged up !

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

Valentine Banner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for joining me, hope this project will inspire you to spread love all over your craft table !  Have a lovely day everyone!

Soraya.


Supplies :

Banner Punch Board

1,2,3 Punch Board

Alphabet Punch Board

Staple Board

Double sided red tape

Sticky Thumb Adhesive Runner

Glitter tape and glitter powder

Papers by Pink Paislee

Twine

Doilies and wooden clips

Valentine’s Day Party Favors

Hello, We R readers, Laura here. Are you planning a Valentine’s Day party this year? Today, I am sharing how to make these adorable party favors. They look complicated, but with the 1-2-3 punch board and DIY party collection they come together easily!

Valentines Day Party Favors by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I created a 3” x 4” envelope using the 1-2-3 punch board and textured cardstock. Start by trimming your paper to the correct size – in this case a 6 ¼” x 6 ¼” square. Using the 1-2-3 punch board and the guides, create an envelope.

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Trim off one of the shorter ends from the envelope. Then, assemble it to create a little goodie bag pocket from your cardstock. I created both pink and red envelopes that were now ready for embellishing.

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For the first style of envelope, I added some of the Crush cardstock ephemera to the top of the envelope. I layered an arrow, a flower, and a gold heart and attached them all with a staple.

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I wanted to create a little more dimension on the ephemera heart I was adding. I used the heart as a guide to trace one half of a heart shape on the DIY Party pink honeycomb pad. I then drew a smaller half heart shape inside my traced heart and cut it out.

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I attached the honeycomb heart to the cardstock heart and added the whole thing to the favor envelope using an adhesive square.

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For the second style of envelope, I added alternating colors of pink and red fringe tape to the front of my envelope.

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The fringe tape by itself looked very cute but I wanted to add a little something extra to the top, so I created a small size bow using the 1-2-3 punch board and some “love” paper from the Crush collection.

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I attached the bow to the top of the envelope and added a little pink cardstock heart to the middle.

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These party favors are ready for adding some special treats to. You definitely can’t go wrong with chocolate!

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Valentines Day Party Favors by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Supplies:

 

DIY Party Cardstock

1-2-3 Punch Board

Crush Cardstock Ephemera

DIY Party Honeycomb Pad: Blossom

Crush Cardstock

DIY Party Fringe Tape: Blossom

Christmas Cookie Boxes & Recipe

Hello everyone!  It’s Eva here today bringing you a fun Cookie Box with a hidden message inside.

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I have always loved to bake. In fact, before scrapbooking, I spent most of my free time cross stitching and baking.  Cookies are one of my favorite things to make (and EAT) during the holidays, so I always prepare a batch or two of simple sugar cookies. I think they are delicious and you can decorate them with kids–it’s a super fun activity! (I have copied my recipe at the end of this post)

A small box of homemade cookies it is a wonderful gift for friends, neighbors or for someone you want to thank for what he or she has done for you during the year.  Make your box with your 123 Punch Board and some pretty patterned paper. I am using the Holly Jolly line by our sister brand at Pebbles Inc. The boxes are very easy to make. You don’t need to glue or cut anything, the punch board does everything for you!

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To make the hidden message, use your Mini Alphabet Punch Board to spell your word or phrase. My message is going to be “Fa La La”

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With an embroidery needle and some twine create your vertical message.

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Attach the end of your twine to the bottom of your box with some washi tape.

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Place your cookies inside your box and wrap them with a strip of corrugated cardstock

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Close your boxes and decorate them with twine, ribbon or a bow made with the 1,2,3 Punch Board and some gold acetate from the Clearly Posh collection.

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I placed my message on top of my cookies so when you open the box it is the first thing you see. I glued two “Enjoy” stickers together to lift the message easily.

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You could spell the recipient’s name or another phrase and adapt the box to other holidays like Valentine’s or Thanksgiving.

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And there you have it! Cute boxes in minutes with the help of a few We R tools. The 1,2,3 Punch Board is one of my favorites! What’s your favorite Punch Board?

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Have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies:

1,2, 3 Punch Board
Clearly Posh 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Typecast Typewriter
Mini Alphabet Punch Board
DIY Party Confetti

 

Sugar Cookies

For the cookies:

400 grams sifted flour, 220 grams butter, 200 grams sugar, 2 eggs, pinch of salt, 1 teaspoon baking powder, zest of 1 lemon, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the icing: mix together 1 egg white and juice of half a lemon. Add powder sugar until desired consistency.

Directions:

In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs, lemon zest and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).

Preheat oven to 370 degrees F (180 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets and bake 6 to 8 minutes. Cool completely and cover with icing.

 

Turkey Place Cards

Welcome to my Thanksgiving table, We R Memory fans! Wendy Antenucci here today.  I wanted to make place cards for my table to dress things up and with the help of a few amazing We R Memory Keepers tools that has been achieved!

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I began my place cards using the 1-2-3 Punch Board to create boxes which I filled with some goodies for the kids.  I wanted to use my 6×6 paper pads so my box dimensions were 1¾ inches, perfect for little treats and the perfect size to hold the mini alpha punch board letters.  I used hot glue to hold the sides of my boxes together and then I adhered the letters to the outside of the box.

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The next part of my project was using the pom pom maker, I chose the small size to create fluffy pom poms for the top of my boxes.  I began my project with the idea of creating some leaves and attaching a tag, but the pom poms were calling for more!

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I had a brain storm to create a rosette to use as a turkey tail, and it worked!  I used my 6×6 paper pad and my Fringe & Score board to make the rosette.  I then cut the 6×6 folded strips into 3 pieces to give me the tails of my turkeys.  Using the staple board I stapled one end of the tail and fanned out the other side, then attached this to the pom poms.

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Next my turkeys needed eyes; using the wide eyelets in white and beige colors I glued these onto the pom poms and then added in small orange triangles for the beaks.  Black glitter glue was the final touches for the eyes.

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And here is one final close-up of our table decorations for Thanksgiving.  Don’t you love how innovative the We R Memory Maker tools allow you to be?  Thanks for joining me today and we’d love to see what you are creating!

 

Supplies:

Wide eyelets

Pom Pom Maker

Fringe & Score Board

1-2-3 Punch Board

High Five Vintage paper

High Five 6×6 paper pad

Wildflower 6×6 paper pad

Bazzill Marble cardstock

Mini Alpha Punch Board

Staple Board

 

File Folder Mini Album

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here today with a mini album. I love mini albums because not only are they quick to make, but they are perfect for having around the house for friends and family to look at. It’s wonderful to look back at good memories and remember adventures! I used the We R Memory Keepers 1-2-3 Punch Board and the Trim & Score Board to create an album about our family’s summer wilderness adventures in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in Minnesota. Because it is an annual tradition, I know that I will keep adding pages each year. Check out how to create an expandable file folder mini album!

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The 1-2-3 Punch Board can create so many projects and making file folders is a great one! I created file folders that started with 6” x 12” cardstock.

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You can make your folders any size with the easy directions in the booklet included with the 1-2-3 Punch Board.

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Four folders were made, one for each of the past few years. Stickers from the High Five Line fit perfectly and allowed each folder to represent a year.

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The pages inside the album were all embellished using paper, stickers, and tags from the High Five line. The collection is perfect for this theme and for my adventurous little man! Wallet-sized photos were used in this album. We picked out a few of our favorites for each year. I cannot wait to sit down with the little man and add more journaling with his memories!

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And now for the expandable part. Can you believe it takes a piece of paper? I took a piece of patterned paper from the High Five 6×6 Pad and scored in with the Trim & Score Board. It was scored every ½.”

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The paper was then folded into mountains and valleys, as shown in the photo. Strong adhesive was placed along the insides and then a file folder was placed inside each valley. Doing this secures the file folder in place, and still allows it to be opened.

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The album has two more spaces for file folders at the end. And if I need to add more pages yet, I will adhere another scored piece of patterned paper to the end and continue the pattern. How cool and easy is that?!

What mini album are you going to create next?

Kimberly

 

Supplies:

1-2-3 Punch Board

Trim & Score Board

High Five Collection:

  • 6×6 Paper Pad
  • Patterned paper; Journaling Cards
  • Puffy Stickers
  • Sticker Sheet
  • Frames & Tags
  • Thickers

Halloween Treat Envelopes

Hi We R fans! Laura here with some fun Halloween treat envelopes you can create in a just a few minutes using the 1-2-3 Punch Board. The punch board makes it so easy to create envelopes, bows, and boxes in a snap. I love that you can use any paper you want to customize it to your party decor.

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To start with I created an envelope using the 1-2-3 Punch Board. I created an envelope that would fit a 3” x 4” card. This is the perfect size to add some small candies or other little trinkets.

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Adhere three of the four sides, leaving one of the short ends open. This will make a vertical envelope rather than a traditional horizontal one.

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Using the Evolution Advanced, I added a “BOO!” sentiment to each envelope at the bottom edge.

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Tie some black twine around the envelope towards the top. I looped the twine around the bag several times and then tied it in a knot.

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To make the envelope a little more festive I created some polka dot bows using the 1-2-3 Punch Board. I made them the smallest size possible and added them to the envelope over the twine with some adhesive.

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These would be easy treat bags to create for a class Halloween party or as party favors. You can use this technique to create any kind of treat envelope for any holiday!

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Supplies:

 

1-2-3 Punch Board

Polka Dot Paper

Sticky Thumb Adhesive

Black and White Twine

Evolution Advanced

We R Phrase Strips Embossing Folders

 

High Five Gift Packaging

Hello everybody! Eva Pizarro here today showing you some cute packaging made with our wonderful Punch Boards and the new High Five Collection.

I love to make small gifts and my punch boards are always helpful. I don’t have to measure, print templates and search online. All I need to do is follow the simple instructions on the board and the tool does the rest.

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Here I show you four different boxes I made with the punch boards from left to right: the Pillow Punch Board, The Gift Bag Punch Board, The Candy Punch Board and the 1,2,3 Punch Board.

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For most of my boxes I used the 6×6 pad included in the collection. After I had scored and mounted my boxes I decorated them with some die cuts, stickers and ribbons.

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For my last box I even used the 1,2,3 Punch Board to make a cute bow. I love how easy and quick you can embellish your gifts boxes!

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This collection is perfect for everyday crafts and I love the light blue, green and yellow color combo. What do you think? Do you like this new collection?

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Have a great day!

Eva

Supplies

1,2,3 Punch Board
Candy Box Punch Board
Gift Bag Punch Board
Pillow Box Punch Board

Dapper Dad Card

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here today with a fun card for Father’s Day! Using the 1-2-3 Punch Board, I made this fantastic bow tie to spiffy up dad’s special day! This card is easy to create with your children, so let’s get started!

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Following the measurements printed directly on the 1-2-3 Punch Board, I cut papers to create a Medium sized bow. The patterned papers from Honey, I’m Home were the perfect mix of masculine colors and textures.

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The bow is three strips of paper, adhered together. The instructions for making the bow are included with the 1-2-3 Punch Board. After cutting, a few punches and turns of the patterned paper, you are ready to assemble.

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To the center of the bow tie, I added a heart sticker. It was a sweet touch. With the bows being completely customizable, you could add a piece of fun patterned paper, or any fun image!

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To create the shirt collar, I trimmed a piece of card stock to 1 ½” x 8 ½.” Using the score lines on the 1-2-3 Punch Board, I scored each side of the strip and bent the card stock forward. Once scored, the ends were trimmed evenly. To add depth to the collar, use foam adhesive to adhere the ends down.

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After assembling the collar and bow tie, I adhered it to a card base layered with patterned papers. Letters were cut from card stock to spell dad and adhered to the card, underneath the collar.

What color bow tie will you make for your dad this year?

 

Supplies:

1-2-3 Punch Board

Trim & Score Board

Honey I’m Home patterned papers:

Honey I’m Home Puffy Stickers