Typecast Teacher Gift

Amid all the excitement about our new release, the Typecast typewriter and paper collection, our in house design team has been busy coming up with some project inspiration to share with you. Since this week is Back-to-School week, check out this easy Typecast Teacher Gift idea!


Using our new typewriter to create a label and personalized note for this sweet gift adds a very cool and appropriately school-themed touch. Plus, if you prefer the look of printed text instead of handwriting it’s so much easier to add text to tags and labels with a typewriter than a computer + printer.


To make one of these darling gifts for your child’s teacher, follow these simple instructions:

  • Type teacher’s name on gold foil label. Add label to treat bag.
  • Fill treat bag with pencils.
  • Type a note to the teacher on a gold foil tag.
  • Stack notebook, treat bag with pencils, and note. Tie in place using pink ribbon.


Your child’s teacher will love this gift–what teacher couldn’t use a notebook and some extra pencils? Plus, the typewriting adds such a cool retro look to this project!



We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter (#310296)

We R Memory Keepers Typecast Notebook (#310326)

We R Memory Keepers Typecast Treat Bags (#310317)

We R Memory Keepers Typecast Labels (#310285)

We R Memory Keepers Typecast Tags (#310307)

Designer Desktop Essentials Pencils (#370837)

Designer Desktop Essentials Pencils (#370838)

Pink ribbon



First Day of School Layout

Hello, Samantha on the blog today. My kids went back to school at the end of August, so I have lots of first day photos to scrap. For today’s post, I thought I’d create a First Day Layout using the Banner Punch Board and Wildflower paper.

First Day of School layout by designer Samantha Taylor featuring the We R Memory Keepers Wildflower collection and Banner Punch Board. #wermemorykeepers #bannerpunchboard

Wildflower might not be the first paper collection you think of for a back to school layout (especially one for boys), but I’ve been surprised to find how versatile this collection is and how easy it is to use for any occasion. I decided to create a background from banner pieces created with the Banner Punch Board. I wanted the banners to be 4” wide. You can see in the photo below, that a 4” wide banner will be 5 ½ “ long. I created 12 banners with the Banner Punch Board and fit them together like (very simple) puzzle pieces to create the background.

First Day Layout Using the Banner Punch Board By Samantha Taylor 2

A background built from so many different pieces of patterned paper can be a bit busy, so to keep the focus on the photo I clustered all of my embellishments and did all of my detail work directly around the photo. I started by adding some silver foil accents with the Heat Wave Pen. I used the Heat Wave Sans Serif Stencil to add the school year, and I used a ruler to create a silver outline around the piece of patterned paper layered under my photo.

First Day Layout Using the Banner Punch Board By Samantha Taylor 3

I like to keep everything in place when I’m using the Heat Wave by adding a little washi tape to 1 or 2 of the edges of my foil and paper.

First Day Layout Using the Banner Punch Board By Samantha Taylor 4

I created a cluster of tags and ephemera from the Wildflower Tags, the new DIY Party Tag Punch, and some Clearly Posh embellishments.

First Day Layout Using the Banner Punch Board By Samantha Taylor 5

See through embellishments can be tricky to adhere to your page without the adhesive showing. I’ve had great success using Sticky Thumb Multi Purpose Liquid Glue. I just pipe a thin layer on behind any printing on the clear embellishment. Here, I just piped on lines of glue behind the silver lines on the heart.

First Day Layout Using the Banner Punch Board By Samantha Taylor 6

I had so much fun creating this back to school first day layout using the banner punch board and a few other We R Memory Keepers tools. Using Wildflower definitely added a non-traditional twist! Have you ever used the banner punch board to create a background for a layout or a card? I’d love to hear about what you’ve created with it!




Banner Punch Board
Wildflower Stargazing
Wildflower Indigo
Wildflower Botanical
Wildflower Paper Ledger
Wildflower Flea Market
Wildflower Cardstock Stickers
Wildflower Tags
Heat Wave Pen
Heat Wave Stencil Sans Serif
Heat Wave Foil Silver
Precision Glass Cutting Mat
Clearly Posh Ephemera Bits
Clearly Posh Enamel Dots
Silver and Gold Alpha Blocks
American Crafts Shimelle Slick Writer
Sticky Thumb Multi Purpose Liquid Glue

School Memories Album

Hello We R fans! It’s Carrie with you today. Today I am going to share with you a project I made using the WRMK Cinch Binding Machine.  I decided to make something just a little bit different.  My daughter just started High School and she loves to save little trinkets along with photos so I thought I would make her an envelope memory book for all the little things she saves throughout her high school years.

This is what I came up with and I really love the way it turned out!


Cinch envelope album for school memories by designer Carrie Walz for We R Memory Keepers #thecinch #backtoschool





First I gathered all my materials and then I followed the directions on the WRMK Envelope Punch Board. I chose to make my envelopes for a 6×8 ½ card so I cut my paper and scored to the correct measurements. I used the AC Sticky Thumb Double Sided ¼ in sticky tape to adhere my envelopes together.


I wanted a way to have the envelopes close so I used my WRMK Magnetic Cutting Mat and Ruler to hold the envelopes in place. I used my WRMK Art Knife to cut a slit in my envelope. Make sure you put a piece of scrap chipboard in the envelope so you don’t cut all the way through. With this slit I can slide the flap of the envelope in and make sure all the little trinkets don’t fall out.




Once I got the envelopes and front cover embellished I was ready to Cinch my book together. Before I do this, I always do a practice sheet to make sure everything lines up the correct way, you may want to do this too just to be safe.




For the binding I chose to use the WRMK Cinch Binding Spiral. For this type of binding you just need to run the end through your holes you just made and twist until it is all the way through. Carefully bend the ends and ta-da!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope I was able to give you some inspiration today!

Products used:

WRMK  Envelope Punch Board

WRMK Magnetic Cutting Mat and Ruler

WRMK Art Knife

WRMK Cinch Binding Machine

WRMK  Cinch Binding Spiral- White

WRMK Trim and Score

AC Sticky Thumb ¼ in Double sided Sticky Tape

AC Dear Lizzy Foam Thickers-Fantastic/White

AC Black Tie Velvet Thickers

AC Amy Tangerine Kal Barteski Black Foam Thickers

Cottage Living 12×12 Patterned Cardstock- All Lined Up

Cottage Living 12×12 Patterned Cardstock-Petals

Cottage Living 12×12 Patterned Cardstock-Spring Meadow

Cottage Living 12×12 Patterned Cardstock-Love Notes

Cottage Living 12×12 Patterned Cardstock- Tweed

Handmade Gift Packaging for Teacher

Hello We R friends! It’s Aly back on the blog again today. There’s no better way to make teacher feel extra special at the start of the school year than with some beautiful handmade gift packaging. Not only will she not want to toss it after opening the gift, but she’ll appreciate the extra effort to make her gift look unique. To create this pretty packaging I combined one of my favorite We R paper collections (Wildflower) with some of my favorite We R tools (Punch Boards).

Wildflower Gift Bag and Box by Aly Dosdall

I used the Gift Bag Punch Board to create the bag, and then added some flowers that I fussy cut from the Wildflower patterned paper. I cut out a tag from another piece of Wildflower paper and then added a butterfly from the Wildflower Ephemera Bits and a Wildflower sticker for the sentiment.

gift bag with butterfly tag by Aly Dosdall

For the box I used the 123 Punch Board to make the box and the bow at the top. Love how versatile that punch board is! I added some ephemera butterflies and Gold Sequin Stickers to finish it off.gift box with paper bow by Aly Dosdall

It’s the little details that will show teacher how much you appreciate all she does. Try making some handmade packaging for your back-to-school teacher gifts this year.


Wildflower 12×12 Paper Pad
Wildflower Ephemera Bits
Gift Bag Punch Board
123 Punch Board
Gold Sequin Stickers
American Crafts Ribbon

Back To School Inspiration | Part 2

If you enjoyed our Back To School inspiration post on Tuesday, you’re going to love what we’ve got to share with you today! Our talented in-house team knocked themselves out again with some adorable school-themed projects using some We R tools and papers. Check it out!


Our new Clearly Posh collection adds some extra sparkle to these Heidi Swapp Marquee Numbers. Perfect locker decor for your tween or teen!


Personalize your child’s lunchbox or backpack with a luggage tag made with The Fuse tool. How fun is that confetti added to the tag?


Keep your student’s school supplies organized with our versatile new Snap Storage. Use Command Strips to mount the clips and bottles to your surface. Easy peasy!


Make cute custom folders to keep papers organized with the Template Studio and Designer Poster Board. Love those gold polkas!


Let We R Memory Keepers take you back to school this year, keeping your student’s supplies organized and looking awesome!


Create a mini book with baseball cards

It’s that time of the year again when our kids go back to school, make new friends and acquire more cell phone numbers than we can remember. If your kids are like mine, they really don’t know their friend’s phone numbers simply because they put them in the phone, give them a speed dial number and they don’t have to remember a thing. I came up with a quick and easy solution for this.



I started out with the plastic baseball card holders and cut my papers to fit. I printed all of the contact info onto the back side. To do this, I first printed on just a plain sheet of printer paper, I then took my paper insert and lightly attached it where I wanted the print to be. I decorated the other side with my daughter’s friends names and inserted them into the card holders. Using my Crop-A-Dile I made my holes and then finished them off with an eyelet and washer.



I used the washer on the back side so the eyelet when set had a nice clean edge. This whole project was finished in no time and I now have all of my daughter’s friends in one place. Because I used the plastic inserts I can put these in my purse without getting ruined. They are also nice to leave for those times when grandma or someone else is with them…no more writing all the numbers down, they are all in one place!


To make this project I used from We R Memory Keepers:


Black eyelets and washers

Chalkboard Collection: patterned papers, embossed stickers, textured cardstock,

Other supplies:

Plastic baseball card holders

Circle keyring holders