DIY Coin Envelope Planner Insert

Hello friends! Today we’re sharing a past blog project that’s one of our most popular posts for Punch Board Week. Check it out!

Aly Dosdall here again to share a fun punch board project. Using the 123 Punch Board I made a coin style envelope to hold my planner accessories, and then I punched it with the Planner Punch Board to fit into my small Heidi Swapp Memory Planner. I used some beautiful paper and embellishments from the new Heart of Home collection by Jen Hadfield for Pebbles Inc.

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

This envelope is perfect for storing embellishments, photos, receipts or other ephemera, and I love how easy it was to make with these punch boards. Honestly, I’m not sure what I did before punch boards! Ha!

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

To make the coin envelope, I followed the instructions on the 123 Punch Board to make a 4 x 5 1/2 inch envelope. I love that the instructions for envelopes, boxes, and bows are printed on the board. So handy!

123 Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

I cut my paper to 8×8 inches, and then lined it up on the board at 3 1/2 inches. Then I followed the instructions to punch and score on all four sides of my paper.

123 Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

123 Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

There’s no need to round the corners for this envelope. Instead, I pulled out my Trim and Score Board and trimmed 7/8 inch off the top, bottom, and one side of the envelope.

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

To assemble the envelope, I added some Sticky Thumb Red Double Sided Tape to the side that I trimmed, and then folded up the bottom flap first, then the untrimmed side, and lastly the trimmed side.

Sticky Thumb Red Double Sided Tape

In order to keep the envelope 4 inches wide for photos, I added a 1 x 5 1/2 inch strip of cardstock for punching with the Planner Punch Board.

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I added a strip of washi tape to the front and back of the strip for added support for the punched holes and as an embellishment.

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Next, I added a button and string closure to the envelope. I used leftover ones from some Typecast treat bags, but you can easily make your own with a 1/2 inch hole punch, some brads (or eyelets), and some twine.

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Finally, I added some embellishments from the Heart of Home collection on the front and back of the envelope.

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I added it to my planner and filled it with some stickers, tags, die cuts, and other embellishments for my planner.

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I hope this Coin Envelope Planner Insert has inspired you to experiment with punch boards in your planner. Thanks for stopping by today. Happy planning!

Supplies:

Planner Punch Board
123 Punch Board
Trim and Score Board
Crop-A-Dile
Stitch Happy Metallic Thread
Heart of Home Collection by Jen Hadfield for Pebbles Inc.

Throwback Thursday: Boxed Wedding Invitation

We’re still big fans of this gorgeous boxed wedding invitation Kimberly created for a beach themed wedding. We just love the embossing details and the stunning acetate envelope filled with confetti! Learn how to make it below.

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with a fun way to send a wedding invitation. Wedding invitations are the first impression guests will get of your upcoming wedding.  Creating a unique and memorable invitation is easy with a few tools and supplies from We R Memory Keepers.

boxed wedding invitation Kimberly Crawford

Before starting the invitation, I looked at my 1-2-3 Punch Board size chart to see what size envelopes I could possibly create. When I chose the 5” x 7.5” envelope, I was ready to begin making my invitation. I printed my information out onto specialty paper. On the back, I layered a piece of gold paper for an elegant touch.

boxed wedding invitation 8 Kimberly Crawford

Because this will be a destination wedding, at a beach, I thought using the Next Level Embossing Folder Wave would be a fantastic touch of texture. The embossing folder is not long enough to emboss the whole piece of cardstock, so I embossed one half and then the other. Where the two edges meet, the ridges will be covered up by the front and back panels of cardstock.

boxed wedding invitation 3 Kimberly Crawford

The envelope for this invitation is where the whole idea started. I knew I could create an envelope that would be like a box, with tall sides.  The 1-2-3 Punch Board makes it very easy to create. Using a sheet of Clearly Posh Acetate, I punched and scored the envelope according to the directions.

boxed wedding invitation 2 Kimberly Crawford

Once the sides were adhered together, I placed the invitation inside. Because the envelope is like a box, I have space to add fun touches like DIY Party Confetti, or even small shells.

boxed wedding invitation 4 Kimberly Crawford

To close the invitation, I used a gold foil sticker.  Topped with a small sea shell, the look is complete.

boxed wedding invitation 5 Kimberly Crawford

You can see the sides of the envelope and how it holds everything beautifully!

boxed wedding invitation 6 Kimberly Crawford

Tips for mass producing wedding invitations:

  • Gather your fiancé, friends, and family and make fun afternoon of creating!
  • Gather all the supplies you will need first, make sure you have enough paper, supplies, and adhesives. Be sure and have extras on hand for when mistakes happen.
  • Create each part of the invitation all at once. Print all the invitations. Cut all the papers. Score all the lines, etc. You can give each job to one person.

boxed wedding invitation 7 Kimberly Crawford

 

Supplies:

1-2-3 Punch Board

Next Level Embossing Folders: Wave

Clearly Posh Acetate Sheet: Confetti Dot with Gold Foil

DIY Party Confetti Metallic

Oh Goodie! Foil Stickers; Gold Starburst

Graduation Party Favor Idea

Hello We R Memory Keepers fans! Soraya here with you today to share a new tutorial for a graduation party favor using some of my favorite tools!

Graduation Party Favor by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

To make this little cute graduation box, I used the wonderful 1-2-3 Punch Board that I LOVE ! The possibilities are endless with this board, above all when it comes to creating party favors! As this box measures 3 ¼ inches so the paper had to measure 10 inches (according to the instructions on the board).

Graduation Party Favor by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

We R Memory Keepers 123 Punch Board

Graduation Party Favor by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

I also used the Clear Cut Punch to create a little window so we can see the marshmallows through it. Love this frame shape and this punch is very easy to place thanks to the magnetic system! The window is made out of a little waterfall photo sleeve that I glued with the USB Power Tool Mini Glue Gun.

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig Clear Cut Punch

Graduation Party Favor by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Graduation Party Favor by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Now that the box is finished, I played with my Happy Jig and some rose gold wire to make the word “yay”. I followed the instructions in the book to shape the “y” and the “a” like in the “happy” word.

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig

Now it’s the fun part to fill the box with yummy marshmallows!

Graduation Party Favor by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Graduation Party Favor by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

We now have to make the hat and tassle part to finish the graduation favor! The steps are very easy and the result is awesome! I cut a 4 ¼ inches square paper with my Trim & Score Board and another one in a light white cardboard with my Supreme Ruler and Precision Knife. I glued them together.

We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board

We R Memory Keepers USB Mini Glue Gun

We R Memory Keepers Supreme Ruler

Using the Crafter’s Essential Tool I made a hole in the middle of the cardboard and passed through some blue thread. I tied a knot then attached the tassle on it.

We R Memory Keepers Stylus Tool

Graduation Party Favor by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Graduation Party Favor by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Graduation Party Favor by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Add some embellishments and voilà! The graduation party favor box is done!

Graduation Party Favor by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Graduation Party Favor by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Graduation Party Favor by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Graduation Party Favor by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Graduation Party Favor by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

I hope you had fun joining me today. Happy creating everyone and until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

1-2-3 Punch Board

Trim & Score Board

USB Power Tool Mini Glue Gun

Precision Knife

Crafter’s Essential

Stitch Happy Scissors

Blue thread and pompom

Clear Cut Punch

Supreme Ruler

Waterfall Photo Sleeves

Happy Jig

 

 

Butterfly Favor Boxes with Layered Stamps

Hello everyone!  It’s Eva here today bringing you a quick favor box made with the 1,2, 3 Punch Board and the Butterfly Layered Stamp Set.

Butterfly Favor Boxes with Layered Stamps by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I love to make favor boxes for parties or family events and stamps really make the job easy because you can have all the favors look the same with just a few supplies.

For this favor box I used my 1,2, 3 Punch Board to make a Small size box. All the instructions are already on the board so it is super easy! I started with a 6 inch paper to use my 12 x 12 inch paper completely.

How cute is this polka dot cardstock from Bazzill Paper?  There are a lot of colors to choose from!

Butterfly Favor Boxes with Layered Stamps by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To have a cohesive look I choose the Layered Butterfly Stamp and made them in the same color as my box. These new Acrylic Blocks come in three different sizes and have guides in the middle so you can align your stamps perfectly!

Butterfly Favor Boxes with Layered Stamps by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Next, I used my Vicki Boutin stamp set and stamped a sentiment using the black CMYK ink.  After that I punched a tag with my Clear Cut Punch.

Butterfly Favor Boxes with Layered Stamps by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Finally I used my Ribbon Cutter to cut and seal three different ribbons.

Butterfly Favor Boxes with Layered Stamps by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To assemble the box I placed some candies inside and embellished it with the ribbon, tag and butterfly. I love the tone on tone look of these favor boxes!

Butterfly Favor Boxes with Layered Stamps by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

These little favor boxes are super cute and with the help of your favorite Punch Board and some stamps you can make them very quickly.

Butterfly Favor Boxes with Layered Stamps by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

 

Have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies:

1,2, 3 Punch Board
Polka Dot Cardstock by Bazzill Paper

Clear Cut Punch
Butterfly Layered Stamp
CMYK inks

Acrylic Blocks
Vicki Boutin Stamp Set

Throwback Thursday: Envelope Mini Book

Hello friends! Aly Dosdall here again. For Throwback Thursday I’m sharing another envelope project–a fun interactive DIY mini book that you can create with the 123 Punch Board (or Envelope Punch Board) and The Cinch. I created several custom envelopes to house my 4×6 album pages. Check out some photos and more details, and then be sure to watch the video tutorial for making this fun mini album at the end of the post.

Dare to Dream envelope mini album by Aly Dosdall_flat

Dare to Dream envelope mini album by Aly Dosdall_flat1

Dare to Dream envelope mini album close up by Aly Dosdall

Dare to Dream envelope mini album page1 by Aly Dosdall

Dare to Dream envelope mini album page2 by Aly Dosdall

Dare to Dream envelope mini album page3 by Aly Dosdall

Dare to Dream envelope mini album page4 by Aly Dosdall

Dare to Dream envelope mini album page by Aly Dosdall

Dare to Dream envelope mini album by Aly Dosdall

What’s so fun about this album is that the pages are stored in bound custom envelopes that you can make with either the 123 Punch Board or the Envelope Punch Board. To view your 4×6 pages, simply pull them out of the envelopes.  Watch the video tutorial below to learn how to make one for yourself. Enjoy!

Supplies:

123 Punch Board (or Envelope Punch Board)
The Cinch
8×8 Book Board
Gold Cinch Binding

Add Extra Journaling to Your Scrapbook Page

Hey there We’R fans, Nancy here with a look at the 1-2-3 Punchboard in action! Let’s put it to use creating a page full of pockets with a dramatic design twist.

Story Pocket Scrapbook Page by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers featuring the 123 Punch Board

To create this layout, use the Punchboard to create 15 small envelopes in different patterns and colors. You can create these in minutes using the Punchboard and the handy measurement guide found inside.

123 Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

What you end up with is a beautiful little pile of envelope goodness. We’re going to use these to make the background of our layout, but I can see these hole-punched in one corner and gathered to create a beautiful mini-album. That just may be my next project!

DIY Envelopes made with the 123 Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

The envelopes were glued to a plain sheet of cardstock to create a beautiful and functional background for this favorite photo. The texture and patterns of the envelopes makes a perfect spot for framing out the picture. A simple title and journaling completes the page.

Story Pocket Scrapbook Page by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers featuring the 123 Punch Board

The pockets are not just decorative – they hold stories about my grandmother and her life. The pockets with stories are highlighted with tiny enamel hearts so I can remember where they are!

Story Pocket Scrapbook Page by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers featuring the 123 Punch Board

Pull out the 1-2-3 Punchboard and create a pocketful of memories on your next layout!

Story Pocket Scrapbook Page by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers featuring the 123 Punch Board

Supplies:

123 Punch Board

Christmas Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board

Hello everyone!  It’s Eva here today bringing you a festive Candy Box with a window and a big bow made with the 1,2,3 Punch Board.

Christmas Treat Box with the 123 Punch Board and Clear Cut Punch by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Candy Boxes are a great gift for friends, neighbors or work colleagues. They are easy to make and you can make them in a batch using just a few supplies. I made mine using the new Merry Merry line from Pebbles Inc.

Use your 1,2,3 Punch Board to make a medium size box. All the instructions are already on the board so it is super easy!

123 Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Use one of your Clear Cut Punches to cut windows on two sides of your box.

Clear Cut Bracket Punch by We R Memory Keepers

To make the big bow cut paper strips to make one Medium Bow Base, 3 Medium Bows and 2 Small Bows. Punch only the Small bows and the Bow Base because the other ones are going to be covered.

123 Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Use your Crop a Dile to make small holes on the middle of your bows and layered them. At the end, use a brad to hold everything together.

Christmas Treat Box with the 123 Punch Board and Clear Cut Punch by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Use gold printed acetate sheets to cover the windows and decorate your boxes with a small sticker or die cut.

Christmas Treat Box with the 123 Punch Board and Clear Cut Punch by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Fill your boxes with your favorite treat. I love Milk Toffee treats, they remind me when I was little and my dad used to buy me and my sister a bag at the movies. I don’t know if you can find toffees in the States but they are easy to make! (I will leave the recipe at the end of the post) you can add walnuts at the end too.

Christmas Treat Box with the 123 Punch Board and Clear Cut Punch by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

These boxes where very easy and quick to make. My We R tools really made the job easy and I am sure my neighbors are going to love them!

Christmas Treat Box with the 123 Punch Board and Clear Cut Punch by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a great day!

Eva

 

Milk Toffess (recipe)

Ingredients
2 cups white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup corn syrup
1 cup evaporated milk
1 pint heavy whipping cream
1 cup butter
1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions
Grease a 12×15 inch pan. In a medium-size pot, combine sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup, evaporated milk, whipping cream, and butter. Monitor the heat of the mixture with a candy thermometer while stirring. When the thermometer reaches 250 degrees F (120 degrees C) remove the pot from the heat.

Stir in vanilla. Transfer mixture to the prepared pan and let the mixture cool completely. When cooled cut the Carmel into small squares and wrap them in wax paper for storage.

Supplies:

1,2, 3 Punch Board
Clearly Posh 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Crop A Dile
Clear Cut Punch
Merry Merry Line

 

Throwback Thursday: Christmas Countdown with the 123 Punch Board

It’s Thursday, and today we’re throwing things back to Christmas of 2015 with this beautiful countdown made with the 123 Punch Board. Scroll down for more photos and details!

 

Hey We R Friends, Aimee here to share a fun way to count down to Christmas.

Christmas Countdown by Aimee Maddern for We R Memory Keepers #christmascrafts #123punchboard #christmascountdown

Using the 1-2-3 Punch Board I created this advent Calendar making several different size boxes and bows.

Christmas Countdown by Aimee Maddern for We R Memory Keepers #christmascountdown #christmascrafts #123punchboard

The boxes are the perfect sizes for little trinkets such as Match Box Cars and Shopkins. You could even slip some action figures and my little ponies in them. And for the older kids {me!} you can even slip a gift card in or tie to a box.

Christmas Countdown by Aimee Maddern 3

The boxes are super easy to make too. Check out the video below to see how to make them!

But lets get to the fun part, decorating them!

Christmas Countdown by Aimee Maddern 4

First I shopped my stash for all things Christmas. I found some Gold Glittered Thickers, Gold Paper Clips, Bakers TwineGold BowsWood Veneer, Tiny Deer, Tiny Trees and Ribbon.

Christmas Countdown by Aimee Maddern 5

Christmas Countdown by Aimee Maddern for We R Memory Keepers #christmascountdown #christmascrafts #123punchboard

Then I remembered The 1-2-3 Punch Board makes bows too! Of course I had to make some bows from the punch board, here is another great video showing you how to create the bows.

I choose not to number each box. I just numbered the boxes that I wanted to be opened on specific days {the days we have tickets for the nutcracker and such} and the other boxes can be chosen any of the 25 days leading to Christmas.

Christmas Countdown by Aimee Maddern for We R Memory Keepers #christmascountdown #christmascrafts #123punchboard

To display my Calendar I bought a frame from Ikea and lined the back with some of We R’s Gold Designer Poster Board. I then used some industrial strength double-sided tape to tape each little box to the poster board. And viola I have the cutest little packages tied up with string.

I seriously can’t wait for the first package to be opened!

Do you make or use an advent calendar?

Supplies:

123 Punch Board

Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board

Hello We R Memory Keepers fans! Soraya here to share with you some cute Halloween treats boxes! Yes, Halloween is around the corner and it’s almost time to prepare cute candy packaging for our little ones!

Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

To make these boxes you will need the amazing 123 Punch Board, some 6×6 Halloween patterned papers, cardstock, embellishments and natural twine.

Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers
Follow the instructions (you can find them in the 123 Punch Board guide book) to create the boxes from the 6×6 patterned papers. They are so easy and fast to make, you will love it!

Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers
Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Once all the boxes are folded and ready to be assembled, grab candies and sweets to fill them up! You can also add a spider or another creepy item inside them haha!

Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers
Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Now it’s time to make bows and I love making bows with the 123 Punch board! Use purple, black, orange, green and kraft cardstock strips to punch and shape the bows. Stick them on the top of each box before adding the decorations.

Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

The fun part is here: let’s decorate them with diecuts, brads, sequins and stickers! I used paper and embellishments from our sister brand, Pebbles Inc.

Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Yay! The candy boxes are now ready for the Halloween party!  Kids will love the outside and what’s on the inside, yummy and creepy, perfect for the occasion!

Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

I hope you had fun joining me and I hope that you will enjoy creating cute candy boxes too ! Happy creating everyone and until next time !

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

123 Punch Board

Bazzill Cardstocks

Embellishments from Pebbles

6×6 patterned papers from Pebbles

Wall bats from Pebbles

Natural twine and sequins.

Card Week: 123 Punch Board Card

Hello friends, and happy Monday! This Saturday, Oct. 7th, is World Cardmaking Day. To celebrate the wonderful world of handmade cards, our designers have created some amazing card inspiration for you each day this week. We’ll also have a special guest designer on Friday, so be sure to check in here on the blog each day this week. First up is Kimberly with a darling card she made with the 123 Punch Board.

 

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with a card. Shocking, I know. I truly love making cards and this week is leading up to World Card Making Day! One of the tools I almost always grab when making a card is the We R Memory Keepers 123 Punch Board! Its several tools in one, and today I found a new and cool use for it! Yes!!

123 Punch Board Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

First of all, the 123 Punch Board makes bows. Who doesn’t love a bow? I have found that the XS size bow works perfect on cards.

123 Punch Board Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

The instructions for creating a bow are printed directly on the 123 Punch Board, which I am thrilled about!

123 Punch Board Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Remember that cool new way I was talking about? Check out my notched end on my patterned paper. I create notched ends all the time with my scissors. Pretty sure most cards I make have one somewhere.

But instead of scissors, I am now going to grab my 123 Punch Board! Easy and perfect! To create the notch in the paper, cut the paper to size.

123 Punch Board Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Here I have a 1” piece of patterned paper. Slide the paper into the punching mechanism, lining it up to be centered. Punch and voila!

123 Punch Board Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To finish off my card, I had to create a matching envelope. The 123 Punch Board makes not only envelopes, but envelope liners too! How beautiful is that paper from the Creekside collection?

123 Punch Board Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

What is your favorite We R Memory Keepers card-making tool?

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

American Crafts: 1canoe2 Creekside Collection