Shaker Baby Cards

Happy Friday We R friends! I hope you’ve enjoyed all the baby inspiration this week. Today I’m going to finish things off with a set of boy & girl shaker baby cards that I made with my Photo Sleeve Fuse, along with some FUSEables plastic paper and embellishments.

Shaker Baby Cards by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

 

Shaker Baby Cards by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I started by heating up my Fuse tool for 10 minutes. It’s important to let it heat up long enough to get the best results. Then, I used some 2 inch plastic pouches to create shaker pockets, filling them with sequins, and fusing the four sides to the back of the FUSEables card windows. Then I fused the back flap of the card front closed, for a more finished look on the inside of the card.

For the girl card, I added some FUSEables plastic ephemera to the card front with my Fuse tool. No adhesive necessary with the FUSEables plastic paper and Fuse tool! And, I love the way the fused lines look like stitching.

Shaker Baby Cards by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I added a small self-adhesive label where I had typed the word “BABY” with my Typecast typewriter. I love how easy it is to add text to my projects with the Typecast!

To make the boy card, I made the circle window into a baby rattle by cutting a handle from some FUSEables paper with my Cameo.

Shaker Baby Cards by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

For a tutorial on how to cut plastic sheets with the Cameo, CLICK HERE.

Next, I cut a ring out with my circle cutter to go around the shaker window and glued it to the card front.

I finished it off with some FUSEables ephemera, again with only my Fuse tool and no adhesive!

Shaker Baby Cards by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for joining me today. I hope you’ve found some helpful project inspiration. Enjoy your weekend, and be sure to check back next week!

Supplies:

Photo Sleeve Fuse
Heat Resistant Mat
FUSEables card kit

DIY Baby Gift Bag

Hello We R fans, Laura here! Today, I am going to share with you how to create a custom gift bag for a baby gift. It would be perfect for a baby shower or a new mom. You can customize the colors and size to perfectly fit your gift.

Baby Gift Bag by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

To create the gift bag you will need the Template Studio with the gift bag guide. The Template Studio works with poster board sized paper. We R Memory Keepers has so many beautiful designer posterboards to choose from. I chose a pretty yellow polka dot posterboard for my bag.

You will use the straight guides to cut your paper to the correct size. Since I was creating a 10” x 5” x 10” size bag, I needed to cut two sheets of posterboard. I was able to get them both cut out of the same piece.

Template Studio by We R Memory Keepers

Use the gift bag guide and the instructions to cut notches in the bottom of the bag.

Template Studio by We R Memory Keepers

Then you will need to score the bag in several spots to be able to fold it properly. To create the larger bag, repeat the steps on both sheets of posterboard.

Template Studio by We R Memory Keepers

Trim off the excess from the corner with the small fold. This is where you will attach your bag together using strong adhesive.

Template Studio by We R Memory Keepers

Fold the bag on all the score lines. Attach the sides of the bag together and use adhesive on the bottom. I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch holes at the top of the bag to thread some ribbon through.

Next, I used the mini Alphabet Punch Board to spell out the word “BABY”. I attached it to the front of the bag using adhesive squares. Then I added an adorable gold puffy heart.

Mini Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Since there are so many different designer poster boards, you will be sure to find exactly what you need to create any kind of gift wrap for that special baby shower.

Baby Gift Bag by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Baby Gift Bag by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies:

 

Template Studio Starter Kit

Designer Posterboard

Super Sticky Red Tape

Crop-A-Dile

Ribbon

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Dotted Swiss Cardstock

Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams Puffy Hearts

 

 

 

 

Baby Boy Cupcake Wraps

Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here with a dapper set of cupcake wraps that I made for a new, sweet nephew:

Baby Boy Cupcake Wraps by Tessa Buys

Recently, the family gathered to celebrate little Paul’s baby blessing. I offered to decorate the cupcakes and between Bazzill’s gorgeous plaid cardstocks (in masculine shades of gray and white) and the We R Memory Keepers Party Board, it was so easy!

DIY Party Board by We R Memory Keepers

Making the cupcake wraps was a breeze, but I do have a helpful tip for you. Bazzill cardstock is so wonderfully sturdy, your regular tape runner will probably not be enough to keep the wraps securely fastened. I suggest using Sticky Thumb red tape.

Baby Boy Cupcake Wraps by Tessa Buys

While the wraps themselves were handsome enough, I couldn’t help but add die-cut renditions of my handsome nephew. Again, Bazzill cardstock is the best! And yes, this little man actually has a lot of dark, crazy hair, just like these cupcake toppers!

Baby Boy Cupcake Wraps by Tessa Buys

If you don’t already have the DIY Party Board on hand, it is the best investment! I’ve now used it for four family gatherings, and everyone is so impressed with how “custom” my décor is. From birthdays to baby boys, you will impress, too! Happy creating!

Supplies Used:

DIY Party Board

Hot Air Balloon Baby Decor

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here today with some fun décor that could be used for a baby shower, and then once the shower is over, for the baby’s room! I am long removed from the world of babies (as mine is now 11), but as I scrolled through Pinterest, hot air balloons kept popping up. I knew I had all the supplies and tools I needed to create some fantastic balloons with my We R Memory Keepers stash!

Hot Air Balloon Baby Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

First to be created was the balloons. Immediately the Honeycomb pads came to mind, along with a great balloon-shaped stencil in the DIY Party Honeycomb Stencil pack.

Hot Air Balloon Baby Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I placed the template on the sealed edge of the Large Honeycomb Ocean Pads. I traced one large balloon and two smaller balloons.

DIY Party Honeycomb Pads and Stencils by We R Memory Keepers

I used the three different colors in the package. Be sure and slide your template all the way to the bottom of the pad, that way, you can get more shapes from your pad.

DIY Party Honeycomb Pads and Stencils by We R Memory Keepers

Once two of each balloon color and size were cut, I adhered the two similar shapes together using a strong, dry adhesive. Dry adhesive is the only way to go when adhering the thin paper of the honeycomb pads.

DIY Party Honeycomb Pads and Stencils by We R Memory Keepers

Adhesive was placed on the back of the one side. Then the two sides of the honeycomb were pinched together, creating a completely three-dimensional balloon!

Hot Air Balloon Baby Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Once the balloons were created, banners were added for extra color and fun.

We R Memory Keepers Banner Punch Board

Using the Banner Punch Board, patterned paper was cut into small pieces. I trimmed my American Crafts Oh Happy Life paper to 1 inch strips. I lined the strips up with the center line (marked on the board), and cut with the blade. I find that cutting towards the inside from the right side and then the left side results in a cleaner cut.

The paper banners were glued to a piece of twine. The twine was cut long, allowing me to wrap it around the balloon and tie it to the correct size.

Hot Air Balloon Baby Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

The next item that needed to be created was the basket for the hot air balloon.

We R Memory Keepers 123 Punch Board

Using a piece of Bazzill Dotted Swiss card stock and the 1-2-3 Punch Board, I created small boxes. The box for the larger balloon was 2 ½” on all sides. The small box, of which I needed two, was 1 ¾” on all sides. The punch board has all the dimensions printed on it, for ease of construction. Around the top of each box, I added a piece of different white trim.

Hot Air Balloon Baby Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To hold up each balloon, paper straws were adhered to the inside of each corner of each box. I trimmed each straw to size. The honeycomb balloons slip easily on the top of the straws to stay in place.

Hot Air Balloon Baby Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

What color hot air balloons would you create?

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

American Crafts:

Bazzill:

Baby Project Roundup

Good Monday morning friends, and welcome to Baby Week here on the blog! This week we’re featuring projects that are for babies, baby showers, and soon-to-be mommies. Our design team has cooked up some amazing inspiration for you!

But to get things started, today we’ve got a roundup of past projects for you. Check out the list below of some of our favorite baby themed blog posts!

 

Hot Air Balloon Baby Shower

If you’re planning a baby shower or baby birthday party this spring, here’s a fun idea for a theme–hot air balloons! And what better way to make those hot air balloons than with our DIY Party Honeycomb Pads and Stencils? CLICK HERE for more photos and details about this fun project.

Baby Shower Gift Idea

Make a baby keepsake album and interactive card with the Frame Punch Board and Photo Sleeve Fuse. The mom-to-be will love this sweet handmade gift, and she’ll get to record all the exciting milestones as well. You can find a full tutorial HERE.

Baby keepsake album and interactive card

Baby Banner

This darling baby banner would be perfect for a baby shower or baby birthday party! You can learn how to make your own with the Alphabet Punch Board and Banner Punch Board by clicking HERE.

Baby banner

DIY Baby Animals Board Book

Get out your Cinch binding tool and some book board to make this darling baby gift idea. CLICK HERE for more photos, details, and instructions.

Baby board book

Letterpress Baby Announcement

The unique and beautiful look of letterpress is the perfect way to announce the arrival of your little one. Learn how to make your own letterpress baby announcements with the Evolution Advanced and Letterpress Kit HERE.

Letterpress baby announcement

Cinch Baby Album

Record the changes in your baby during the first year in a special mini album. Take a photo each month, and record the exciting milestones, then bind all your pages together with The Cinch. You can find more photos and details HERE.

Cinch Baby Book

Pregnancy Keepsake Album

Pull out your Photo Sleeve Fuse to make a beautiful pregnancy keepsake album for the mom-to-be. Fill it with 4×6 photo sleeves and journaling cards so she can include monthly photos of her growing belly, plus her feelings about the exciting events to come. CLICK HERE for full instructions.

Pregnancy keepsake album

Thanks so much for joining us today. We hope this roundup has provided some helpful inspiration for you. Be sure to come back each day this week for more baby themed project ideas from our design team. Crafty cheers!

Baby Shower Gift Idea

Hello it’s Chantalle with you today. I am very excited for not one, but two friends who are due to give birth in the next few months. These two women also happen to be sisters! One sister is keeping it a surprise, while the other sister has found out she will be having a little boy – Yay! For this sister, I have created a little keepsake album and card, ready for the big day, using my Frame Punch Board.

Baby Shower Gift Idea by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

An interactive card accompanies a beautiful handmade scented eye pillow

Baby Shower Gift Idea by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

… along with a teensy birth record album she can use to jot down those all-important details and measurements!

Baby Shower Gift Idea by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Both of these projects were completed with the help of my Frame Punch Board. This is such a versatile tool – allowing you to create any size frame in a snap!

My little album is 3×4” size, so for my front and back covers, I’ve used a 3×4” piece of paper, cut from a sheet of Pink Paislee ‘Arrow Avenue’. I wanted the top half of the frame to have a thinner frame edge and the bottom part to be a bit thicker (like a polaroid frame) so I punched the top two guides using the alignment bars at 0.25 and then adjusted them to 0.75 for the bottom two guides. NOTE: Adjust the corresponding cut alignment bars to accommodate for the width of the frame edge.

Here is a short video I made a while ago showing the tool.

Baby Shower Gift Idea by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I adhered this frame onto the front of my album, along with some very cute embellishments from Crate’s ‘Little You’ collection.

Baby Shower Gift Idea by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The album is simply a 4×6 Waterfall Fuse Sleeve which I have sealed in the middle with my Fuse Tool to create two 3×4 pockets. TIP: If you use your Fuse regularly, I highly recommend adding a Fuse mat to your stash. I find it much nicer to use than on a regular cutting mat surface.

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The album opens to reveal a section where the new Mum can record her precious baby’s newborn details. (Being in a sleeve also makes it a bit more robust for the trip to the delivery room!)

 

Baby Shower Gift Idea by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I fed this little 3×4” card straight into my Typecast Typewriter so I could type the headings directly onto it.

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That little chipboard nappy pin is a fave! I wish I had added a few more bits from this collection to my stash actually – both the boy and girl versions are just adorable. I also really like how the typed font co-ordinates perfectly. TIP: Grab a matching colour Typecast ribbon so your projects coordinate even more beautifully!

Baby Shower Gift Idea by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

For the back cover of this little mini, I have started out the same way as the previous frame, but instead of punching four guides, I have only punched two, with the alignment bar on position ‘1’. I then trimmed the section between the punched guides and folded the area down, adhering this section on the underside with runner tape.

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Inside this space, I’ve placed an adorable little chipboard cloud sticker with a few other little details like enamel dots and machine stitching. I love that peekaboo effect!

Baby Shower Gift Idea by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

For Mum, I have a pull-out card inside a sleeve which works on the same principle as before.

Baby Shower Gift Idea by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The card is a 4×6 journalling element from the Confetti collection by Crate Paper, which I have folded in half.

 

Baby Shower Gift Idea by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

On the inside, I have attached a tag shape die cut with my Staple Board, another frame (which I created with the Frame Punch Board) and some other little details. ‘Twinkle Twinkle’ was typed up onto some little Typecast tags.

Baby Shower Gift Idea by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

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The card slides into it’s own decorative sleeve. This was created exactly the same as the back of the mini album above. I punched two guides instead of four and folded the bit inside before adhering. You can sew two pieces of 3×4’ card together to make the sleeve, or, as I have done here, make the piece of paper double the length and then simply fold in half before sewing. I prefer to sew sleeves shut if I can, as sometimes items inside get caught on sticky surfaces if the edges are sealed with double sided tape.

Baby Shower Gift Idea by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

As ever, these ideas could be tailored to suit a number of occasions.

Baby Shower Gift Idea by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Thank you for joining me today. Happy creating!

Chantalle

 

Supplies:

Frame Punch Board
Fuse Tool
Fuse mat
4×6 Waterfall Fuse Sleeves
Staple Board
Pink Paislee Cedar Lane ‘Arrow Avenue’
Pink Paislee ‘Take me Away’ Ephemera
Staple Board
Sticky Thumb Runner Tape
Crate Paper Little You Journalling Elements
Crate Paper Little You Mixed Embellishments
Crate Paper Little You Chipboard Stickers
Crate Paper Confetti ‘Party’
Crate Paper Snow and Cocoa ‘Sweater’
Crate Paper Snow and Cocoa ‘Cozy
Typecast Tags
Typecast Typewriter
Typecast Teal/Black Ribbon

Guest Designer Audrey Petit

Today we’re so happy to have another guest designer, Audrey Petit, who’s sharing some projects for our final day of Baby Week. First, take a minute to get to know more about Audrey, and then enjoy her beautiful projects below. You’re going to love what she’s created!

AudreyPettit Headshot

Hello All! My name is Audrey Pettit. I live in Cary, North Carolina and have two wonderful kiddos, Peter and Nicole. I started scrapbooking and card-making about fifteen years ago after being invited to a friend’s house for a stamping party. That party opened my eyes to a whole new world of paper-crafting, and I have never looked back. I currently design for Sizzix and Therm O Web. And just this past year, I opened up a little online shop called AudOnes Prims, where I sell my own handcrafted primitive and folk art creations.

Website: http://audreypettit.wordpress.com
AudOnes Prims Shop: http://audreypettit.wordpress.com/shop
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/audreypettit/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audreypettit/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audrey.e.pettit

Favorite WeR Product:
I love the tools! One of my top favorites has to be the envelope punch board.


Projects:


Hello Pretty Baby Gift Set

AudreyPettit WRMK BabySet

This week is baby week here on the We R Memory Keepers blog, and so today I have a sweet and girly baby gift set to share with you, made with the adorable new Flower Girl collection.


Hello Pretty Baby Card

AudreyPettit WRMK BabyCard

I am a huge fan of creating scenes for the focal point on my card designs. For my Hello Pretty Baby card, I made a fun garden party scene using a mix of Accent Stickers and die cuts from the Ephemera Pack. Foam adhesive between the layers helps add definition between all the pieces and adds a sense of depth to the scene. The sentiment was made using a combination of a die cut banner and a second banner fussy cut from the patterned paper. I added a simple baby word stamp from the stash to complete the scene. I think this card is so cute for a new baby gift, or would work great for a baby shower, too.

AudreyPettit WRMK BabyCard2


4 Baby Tag

AudreyPettit WRMK BabyTag

I think my favorite pieces from the Flower Girl collection have got to be the adorable ducks I used on my tag. Absolutely love them, and since I had used some birds on the card, I noticed a theme starting. I do love animals on baby projects. To keep the set looking cohesive, I decided to repeat some of the same elements from the card. So once again, I created a fun little scene for the tag using die cuts and stickers, pulling in some of the flowers and papers from the card.

AudreyPettit WRMK BabyTag&Box

You Look So Cute Gift Box

AudreyPettit WRMK BabyBox

Since I had used adorable die cut birds on my first two projects, of course I had to add one final bird to the gift packaging to complete the set. For this fun pillow box package, I recycled some old plastic packaging for the base, and dressed it up with matching papers and tag. It’s really easy to slip a piece of patterned paper inside the clear box, and a simple belly band sleeve keeps everything closed. Then just tie up your package with ribbon and a fun hang tag. So quick and easy. And I love how everything coordinates.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful day!

Hot Air Balloon Baby Shower

Hello We R fans! It’s Aly here to share a fun baby shower idea with you. Recently I had the chance to share some honeycomb paper party ideas on a local Utah daytime talk show, Studio 5. This baby shower or toddler party idea was one of them. I love the hot air balloon trend, and thought it would be fun to combine it with the texture of the honeycomb paper. A match made in heaven, don’t you think?

First I created a fun framed sign that can be hung on a wall or used as a table centerpiece. I added a honeycomb hot air balloon in the center and then a small patterned paper basket underneath attached with paper straws. I used my electronic die cutting machine to cut some smaller hot air balloons and the title of one of my favorite Dr. Seuss books.

I think these are my favorite projects in the set–hot air balloon party favors! I attached paper boxes I made with my 123 Punch Board to the bottom of the honeycomb paper hot air balloons using paper straws, and then filled them with saltwater taffy. So fun!

How cute are the mini hot air balloons on this cake topper? I attached them with baker’s twine between some simple bamboo skewers, and poked them into the cake.

And, finally here’s a fun idea for a DIY party invitation–a pop-up honeycomb hot air balloon card! Your guests will love the fun surprise when they open the invitation.

It was easy to create all of these hot air balloon shapes in various sizes and colors with the DIY Party Honeycomb Pads and Stencils. Visit our YouTube channel HERE for helpful project and overview videos.

Hot Air Balloon Honeycomb Party Decor by Aly Dosdall 5

What kind of party would you use honeycomb paper decorations for?

Supplies:

Honeycomb Pads–Blossom & Ocean
Honeycomb Stencils
123 Punch Board
Sequin Stickers

Baby Banner

Hello, We R fans! Laura here showing you a cute baby banner that would be perfect for a baby shower or birthday party. A little fringe and some simple letters are all you need to make this banner shine.

Baby Banner by Laura Silva

Start by trimming a piece of white textured cardstock four inches wide. Using the Banner Punch Board, cut a flag shape on one end of the banner. Trim the overall banner length to seven inches long. Punch holes in the top of the banner piece. You will need four of these banner shapes.

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Cut a piece of plain white cardstock four inches wide. Again, using the Banner Punch board create a flag shape on one end of the banner. Trim the overall banner length to five inches long. You will again need four of these.

 

Starting at the bottom of your five inch banner shape, begin layering rows of fringe tape to cover the banner shape. Trim the ends with scissors.

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Once you reach the top, trim the excess fringe from the bottom of the banner. Punch holes in the top of the banner shape. Fluff the fringe a little before proceeding to the next step. I did two with Blossom fringe and two with Ocean fringe.

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Start stringing your banner together. Use a piece of ribbon and a piece of coordinating twine and tie the banner pieces together using a double knot. Alternate pink and blue ribbons. On the ends, simply tie a knot at either end.

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Using the Alphabet Punch Board and the 3 x 5 in Basics Paper pad, cut out the word BABY, alternating pink and blue papers.

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Attach the letters to the banner using adhesive foam squares.

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This banner would be wonderful for a gender reveal party since it is both pink and blue. However, the general design of the banner could be easily altered with all of the options for colors of Fringe Tape to suit any party decor.

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Baby Banner by Laura Silva 9

 

Supplies:

Banner Punch Board
Textured White Cardstock
White Cardstock
Ocean Fringe Tape
Blossom Fringe Tape
Ribbon
Twine
Alphabet Punch Board
3 x 5 in Basics Paper Pad

Alphabet Punch Board Project Inspiration + Winner

Hello, and Happy Friday to you! It’s the final day of Alphabet Punch Board Week, and we’re super excited to share some more projects with you. Before we do that let’s find out who won the Alphabet Punch Board giveaway. Our random winner is…

This would be an awesome tool to have. I would use it for banners, to create signs for stalls to sell my handmade goodies, for monograms for albums. This list goes on. Thanks for the chance to win!

Congratulations Kerry! Please send an email to alydosdall@gmail.com with “Alphabet Punch Board Winner” in the subject line. Please include your name and shipping address in your email.

 

Now, on to our final Alphabet Punch Board projects for this week.

Monogram Pillow Box

The Alphabet Punch Board and Template Studio are a match made in heaven! Large scale DIY gift wrap made with the Template Studio is the perfect place to add a personalized monogram tag made with the Alphabet Punch Board!

Alphabet Punch Board Pillow Box by Aly Dosdall

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Heart Garland

Here at We R Memory Keepers versatility is a priority, and we love to find multiple uses for craft tools. Did you know that you can make hearts with the Alphabet Punch Board? Check out how blog hostess Aly Dosdall used it to make this easy heart garland.

For more photos, details, and full instructions for this project, visit Aly’s blog HERE.

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We hope you’ve enjoyed Alphabet Punch Board Week! We’ve sure enjoyed sharing these projects with you. This amazing tool is currently available internationally and in the U.S. exclusively at HSN until Feb 24th when it begins shipping to U.S. retailers.