Make Rosettes with the Fringe and Score Board

Hey there WRMK friends and fans, Becki here to share with you a layout I created with the Fringe and Score Board. I created some fun flower rosettes along with a really fun woven background with the Fringe and Score board. The Fringe and Score Board made creating these details on my layout SO easy!
Fringe and Score Board Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
I started by cutting the background of my layout with the fringe and score board. I used the blade portion of the fringe and score board with the blades set at 1/2 of an inch to cut the slits for the weaving on my background. Then I cut 1/2″ strips of coordinating patterned paper to weave into the background. I stitched the strips into place so they didn’t slide in and out of place. I remember doing this paper weaving technique in grade school. It’s so easy and so fun!
Fringe and Score Board Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keeper
Fringe and Score Board Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keeper
Then, I created the rosettes. I used the scoring blades to score the strips for the rosettes. I did shift the paper strips so that the score marks were at every 1/4″ instead of 1/2″ because I wanted the flower rosettes to be a little less bulky on my layout. In the center of each rosette is a bit of embellishment.
Fringe and Score Board Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keeper
Fringe and Score Board Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keeper
I added a pop of color to the right side of my photo and even punched a lace border using the doily border punch. I love how this little detail balanced out the loads of color on the left side of my photo. I love how this layout turned out and can’t wait to use this technique over and over again. Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’ll see you again soon!

Supplies:

Throwback Thursday: Punch Board Easter Basket

Hello We R friends! Today we’re throwing it back to 2 years ago with this beautiful and clever DIY Easter basket made with the Gift Box Punch Board and our 2 Edge Punches. You can also make this with the 123 Punch Board. Check out the instructions from our former design team member, Traci, below:

 

Hi everyone, it’s Traci and I’m excited to be sharing a fun Easter project with you today.  I was inspired by a similar design I saw on Pinterest, and I knew I had the perfect We R tools to make one easily.  I’ve included some instructions for making this basket, so let’s get started!

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To create the basket, I used the Gift Box Punch Board, the 2-edge doily punch, and paper from the new Hello Darling collection.  I also used some white card stock and ribbon from American Crafts.

To start, I used the gift box punch board and a piece of 12×12 white card stock to create a 4x4x4 box.  I followed the easy XL directions on the board.

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Once my paper was scored and punched, I adhered it together to form my box, making sure to fold my top flaps in and adhere them to the inside.

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Next, I cut a piece of green Hello Darling paper into nine 3 3/4” x 3 3/4” squares, inked the edges, and adhered all of the pieces around the inside and outside of my box.  Then I added double-sided adhesive around the top and bottom edges as shown in the photo below.

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To create the basket-like strips, I used the 2-edge doily punch (set to punch 2 edges) to punch a piece of 12×12 pink Hello Darling paper into six 12” strips.  I then cut each strip into 4 1/2” pieces.  I ended up with 12 pieces and some left over scraps.  I then punched 2 more 12” pink strips to use on both sides of the basket’s handle.

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I adhered the 12 punched sections to 12 white card stock strips measuring 1 1/8” x 4 1/2”.   I also adhered the 12” pink strips to both sides of a white card stock strip measuring 1 1/8” x 12”.   I trimmed the 12” handle down to 9” and adhered it to the outside of my box.  I then adhered the top and bottom edges of the 4 1/2” strips along the double-sided adhesive on each side of my box, creating a bend with my fingers as I positioned each piece.

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To finish my basket, I added ribbon around the top and bottom edges of my box, and a pink bow to each side.  This little basket will be perfect for a gift or home decor.  Mine is now filled with candy to welcome guests by my front door.

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I’d encourage you to give this project a try and let us know how you plan to use your basket!   Share pictures with us on our Facebook page!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Traci

Supplies:

Gift Box Punch Board
2-edge doily punch
Hello Darling Greetings paper
Hello Darling Gracious paper
White Card stock
American Crafts ribbon
Sew Easy Baker’s Twine

Wedding Gift Bags

Hello We R fans, and welcome to Wedding Week! With the beautiful warm weather here we know some of you are planning weddings this summer, or will be attending them. This week is all about wedding ideas, from gift wrap, to decor, to favor ideas and more. Get ready to pin some fun ideas to your wedding Pinterest board!

Hi! It’s Aly here today to share a decorative gift bag idea with you. These sweet little bags would work perfectly for smaller gifts, gift cards with treats, or favor bags for wedding guests. I used my Gift Bag Punch Board to make these, and then took them to the next level by punching the edges with my 2 Edge Punch.

Wildflower Gift Bag Punch Board project by Aly Dosdall

Wildflower Gift Bags with Punched Borders by Aly Dosdall

Once I completed my gift bags, I added a ribbon closure, and some beautiful layered tags and ephemera pieces from the Wildflower collection. I love how the gold foil accents add some elegance to them.

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Wildflower Gift Bag Punch Board Bags by Aly Dosdall_detail 1

I finished off the bags with some pretty Gold Sequin Stickers. If you’d like to learn how to make these bags, check out the video tutorial below.

Supplies:

Wildflower collection
Gift Bag Punch Board
2 Edge Punches
Gold Sequin Stickers

Mother’s Day Gift Bag and Card

Hello WR fans! Carrie here today to share with you a Mother’s Day card and gift bag. I like to give handmade cards and gifts and especially on such special occasions like Mother’s Day. We R Memory Keepers makes my homemade gift giving easy. They have a punch board for pretty much all your gift giving needs. Today I used the Gift Bag Punch Board.You can make various sizes of coordinating gift bags to match with your cards. For mine I used the Hello Darling line. I just love this fun and summery line. It is so fun to mix and match with these papers, you will have a beautiful creation with whatever papers you choose.
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For my card I first decided on what size card I wanted and made my base. Picking out the papers was a bit more difficult since I love them all but I finally narrowed it down to Merrymaking and Delighted. I cut them into narrow strips and matted them for my background. I used a Teresa Collins Journaling card from the AME collection Snapshots. I trimmed it down and matted that also to help make it stand out. I also used a Cork Sticker from the Hello Darling line along with a Lifestyle Crafts shape Monarch Butterfly die. Slid it through my Advanced Evolution and layered it with the cork sticker. I made a little border using the Doily 2 Edge Punch and topped it off with a scrap of the Radiant paper.
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For the bag I used the Gift Bag Punch Board. Measured and trimmed my paper to the desired size and punched, scored, creased and adhered…yes, it is that simple! I decorated the bag with coordinating papers from my card and my Mother’s Day card and gift bag are complete.
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Products used:
Hello Darling-Merrymaking
Hello Darling-Delighted
Hello Darling-Radiant
2 Edge Punch-Doily
Gift Bag Punch Board
Evolution Advanced
Hello Darling-Cork Stickers
Lifestyle Crafts-Monarch Shaped Die
Hello Darling-Ephemera Bits

Easter Layout

Hi We R Fans! Carrie Walz here. So happy to be able to share my work with you again. Today I am sharing with you a layout I did using a really fun line. I am not really into “themed” papers, I like the freedom of being able to stretch beyond the theme. When I saw the We R “Hello Darling” line I could not resist doing an Easter layout with it. The colors and design can work for just about anything. It is such and fun line to work with. I also tend to do my layouts with the motto of less is more. The “Hello Darling” line allowed me to showcase my photos while also showcasing the wonderful papers.
Let’s take a look at what I am talking about…
 
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For this layout I had a couple of sweet photos that I did not want to get lost so I chose to help show them using the papers to give the photos just the right amount of pop! There were so many I wanted to use so I used several and created layers. I also wanted to jazz up the papers a bit so I used the We R 2 Edge Punch to create a fancy little border on the edges of my papers.
 
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I also used some “Hello Darling” Cork Stickers to add a bit of dimension to my layout. Also if you notice I did a little bit of fussy cutting. I loved the banner on the “Gleaming” sheet of paper but wanted to use it in a different spot than what was on the paper. I cut it out and then used the bottom part of the paper as a background layer while using the banner to create more layers at the bottom of my layout.
 
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I hope this helped you see that just because you are doing a “themed” layout, you can go outside the box and use whatever papers and embellishments you like…remember there are no rules in scrapbooking!
 
Supplies used:
 
Hello Darling Cork Stickers
Hello Darling Gleaming
Hello Darling Breezy
Hello Darling Noteworthy
Hello Darling Merrymaking

An Easter Basket Created with Punches

Hi everyone, it’s Traci and I’m excited to be sharing a fun Easter project with you today.  I was inspired by a similar design I saw on Pinterest, and I knew I had the perfect We R tools to make one easily.  I’ve included some instructions for making this basket, so let’s get started!

EasterBasketbyTraciPenrod1

To create the basket, I used the Gift Box Punch Board, the 2-edge doily punch, and paper from the new Hello Darling collection.  I also used some white card stock and ribbon from American Crafts. 

To start, I used the gift box punch board and a piece of 12×12 white card stock to create a 4x4x4 box.  I followed the easy XL directions on the board. 

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Once my paper was scored and punched, I adhered it together to form my box, making sure to fold my top flaps in and adhere them to the inside.

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Next, I cut a piece of green Hello Darling paper into nine 3 3/4” x 3 3/4” squares, inked the edges, and adhered all of the pieces around the inside and outside of my box.  Then I added double-sided adhesive around the top and bottom edges as shown in the photo below.

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To create the basket-like strips, I used the 2-edge doily punch (set to punch 2 edges) to punch a piece of 12×12 pink Hello Darling paper into six 12” strips.  I then cut each strip into 4 1/2” pieces.  I ended up with 12 pieces and some left over scraps.  I then punched 2 more 12” pink strips to use on both sides of the basket’s handle.

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I adhered the 12 punched sections to 12 white card stock strips measuring 1 1/8” x 4 1/2”.   I also adhered the 12” pink strips to both sides of a white card stock strip measuring 1 1/8” x 12”.   I trimmed the 12” handle down to 9” and adhered it to the outside of my box.  I then adhered the top and bottom edges of the 4 1/2” strips along the double-sided adhesive on each side of my box, creating a bend with my fingers as I positioned each piece.

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To finish my basket, I added ribbon around the top and bottom edges of my box, and a pink bow to each side.  This little basket will be perfect for a gift or home decor.  Mine is now filled with candy to welcome guests by my front door. 

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I’d encourage you to give this project a try and let us know how you plan to use your basket!   Share pictures with us on our Facebook page!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Traci

 

Supplies:

Gift Box Punch Board
2-edge doily punch
Hello Darling Greetings paper
Hello Darling Gracious paper
White Card stock
American Crafts ribbon
Sew Easy Baker’s Twine

Washi Tape Rosettes

I love the way paper rosettes dress up a project with texture and beauty. But how about dressing up your rosettes? There are several ways to add a little something extra to rosettes, but one easy way is to add some washi tape like I did with these Washi Tape Rosettes.

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I started by trimming strips of plain white cardstock and punching the edges of some with 2 Edge Punches. Then I added a strip of copper Metallic Washi Tape, and scored the strips at every 1/4″.

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Then I accordion folded the strips and hot glued the ends together. I placed some hot glue onto small punched circles and pressed the accordion folded pieces over the glue.

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To finish off the rosettes I added enamel dots to the centers. These rosettes are great for scrapbook pages, cards, tags, or gifts. Try mixing different colors of washi tape for a fun and playful look.

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~Aly

Supplies:

2 Edge Punch
Trim and Score Board
Washi Tape–Metallic
Enamel Shapes–Neutral

Teacher Rosette Badge

Being a mom of five children I really appreciate teachers. So at the end of the school year (and during it as well), I like to try to make them feel special. Here’s an end-of-school-year project idea that you can make for your child’s (or grandchild’s) teacher to let them know just how wonderful they are.

We R Teacher Rosette Badge by Aly Dosdall

To make this rosette badge I cut two 2 1/2″ x 12″ strips of paper from the Hall Pass collection. I punched one edge of each strip with my Raindrop 2 Edge Punch, and then scored them at every 1/4″ with the Trim and Score Board. I then folded the strips accordion style and hot glued the ends together. Then I flattened them to create the rosette, and hot glued a piece of scrap paper to the back secure it.

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I love the look of the decorative edges on rosettes. You can use any 2 Edge Punch to create pretty decorative edge rosette for your projects.

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Once I finished my rosette, I die cut a doily and then added an embossed tag from the Hall Pass collection. I finished off the project with two banner flags at the bottom and a brooch clasp on the back.

While this makes a great teacher gift you could make these rosettes for parties, showers, or birthdays as well.

~Aly

Supplies:

2 Edge Punch–Raindrop
Trim and Score Board
Hall Pass Study Hall Paper
Hall Pass No. 2 Pencil Paper
Hall Pass Pep Rally Paper
Hall Pass #1 Teacher Embossed Tag
Lattice Doily Shape Die
Evolution

Baby Week: Shower Decor (Free Printable)

One of the many fun things about getting ready for baby to come is the baby shower. Here’s some baby boy shower decor inspiration, plus free printable labels if you’d like to make this set for yourself.

We R Baby Shower Decor by Aly Dosdall

I used some blue, orange and yellow tone-on-tone papers from the Notable collection and die cut some tags from them using the Label It Kit.  Then I added some labels that you can download HERE for free and print if you’d like to create your own shower decor.  The printable labels are made to fit a 1 3/4″ circle punch or cutting system.

We R Baby Shower Decor by Aly Dosdall_bottle wraps

I used my Trellis 2 Edge Punch to create the background for the bottle wraps.  Designer tip: hot glue is a great adhesive when altering round objects. It ensures your paper maintains the round shape.

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These cupcake toppers are hot glued to lollipop sticks and tied with triple strands of Baker’s Twine. I die cut an extra circle to cover the back so the area where the lollipop stick is adhered to the label doesn’t show.

We R Baby Shower Decor by Aly Dosdall_napkin rings

Finally, I made these napkin rings–I love that the tags look like little suns!

Notice that the papers I used for this baby project are not from a baby-specific collection, but they still work great. You can pick your favorite baby color scheme and use any non-themed papers you’d like. Just be sure to add tags, labels, or some other element that is baby related.

~Aly

Supplies:

Label It Kit Dies
Evolution
Notable Paper Pack
Sew Easy Baker’s Twine–Yellow
2 Edge Punch–Trellis

 

Lucky 8 Punch Treat Holder

When I need some creative inspiration (or a little distraction) I love to browse Pinterest and see what the crafty geniuses out there are up to.  Today’s post is inspired by something I found on Pinterest recently, and I thought it would be fun to show you my own interpretation of this idea.

Here’s the inspiration piece I found on this Pinterest board by the darling Rebecca Cooper from Simple As That. (You may want to bookmark that one!) The original post is found here on the One Good Thing by Jillee blog. It’s a guest post by the fabulous Autumn Baldwin from It’s Always Autumn (another one you’ll want to bookmark.)

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As soon as I saw this I thought of the Lucky 8 Punches!  Some of the designs are round and they would make the perfect fancy version of these genius little paper plate cookie baskets.

We R Lucky 8 Treat Holder by Aly Dosdall

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I started by punching one of my favorite patterned papers from the Chalkboard collection with my Retro Scallop Lucky 8 Punch.  Then I cut two slits on the top of the circle, and two on the bottom about 3 inches apart and 2 1/2 inches down from the top, making sure the slits were centered and lined up from top to bottom.  Then I scored my paper as shown with my Trim and Score Board. (For more detailed instructions visit the original blog post HERE.)

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Here’s what my circle ended up looking like:

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Then I folded it and hot glued the ends.  I added a border punched with my Raindrop 2 Edge Punch, some Aqua Baker’s Twine, a Chalkboard Embossed Sticker, and some Enamel Shapes.  The heart and sentiment were cut from Chalkboard Journaling Cards. Designer tip: don’t forget to browse through your journaling cards for sentiments and embellishments you can cut or punch out! Give these a try with your favorite Lucky 8 Punch, or even a large circle cut from patterned paper.

So…where do you like to find your crafty inspiration? Please share your favorite sources with us!

~Aly

Supplies:

Lucky 8 Punch–Retro Scallop
2 Edge Punch–Raindrop
Trim and Score Board
Chalkboard Paper Pack and Journaling Cards
Aqua Baker’s Twine
Enamel Shapes–Cool