Father’s Day Mini Book

Hello friends, Laura here this Monday with a Father’s Day gift idea for the special dad in your life. I created a little mini accordion banner book that says, “I ♥ DAD” when opened. There are a few places to add photos to make the gift personalized for your dad.

Father's Day Mini Book by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I started by created ten banner shapes using my paper trimmer and banner punch board. I cut each rectangle to 4 ½” x 6 inches using the Trim & Score board. I chose various shades of blue paper from the DCWV Nautical Mile cardstock stack.

We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board

I lined up one edge of the longer side of the paper with the 4-inch mark on the banner punch board. This will create a somewhat uneven banner because there will be an extra half inch on the left side of the banner shape.

We R Memory Keepers Banner Punch Board

Use the Trim & Score board to score each banner shape at ½” on the left side of the banner shape. This will be the flap we use to connect all the banner pieces together.

We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board

Next, I used the mini alphabet punch board to create the letters I, D, A, and D.

We R Memory Keepers Mini Alphabet Punch Board

I created a striped heart with the Clear Cut heart punch.

Father's Day Mini Book by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I wanted to make little tags to place each of the letters and heart onto. The tag punch board made this easy. I cut rectangles that were 2 ½ x 3 ½ inches using my Trim & Score board. Then, I used the tag punch board to create the tag edges and punch a hole in the top.

Tag Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

I added a red eyelet to the top of each tag using my Crop-A-Dile.

We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile

Now that I had all the pieces cut out, it was time to assemble the book. Use adhesive to attach each letter and the heart to a tag shape. Then, attach each tag to a separate banner piece. To assemble all the banner pieces together, use adhesive to attach the flap of one banner to another one. Leave a blank banner between the letters and the heart on either side.

Father's Day Mini Book by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

There will be a slight overlap where you glue the banner pieces together. Simply trim off the excess paper using your scissors.

Father's Day Mini Book by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

To create a more finished book, I glued the first and last banner piece to the back side of the banner piece next to it, so there was a total of ten banner pieces, but only eight banner pieces show when the book is spread out. I also added a little ribbon into the pieces I glued together on the front and back, so I could tie the book together on the left side when it was closed.

Father's Day Mini Book by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Once everything is glued together you can fold the banner pieces like an accordion to close the book.

The book was cute as is, but I thought it would be fun to add pictures of the kids to the inside. I resized black and white photos of the kids to 3 x 4 inches. I printed them on my home computer, trimmed them down and added them to the blank pages. On the front cover I matted the picture on an extra piece of patterned paper that matched the letters inside.

Father's Day Mini Book by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

There is room to add two more pictures on the last two pages of the book, so you could add up to a total of five photos.

Father's Day Mini Book by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Dad can flip through the album with it tied together, or you can spread it out like a traditional banner if you untie the ribbon.

Father's Day Mini Book by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies

DCWV Nautical Mile Cardstock Stack

Trim & Score Board

Banner Punch Board

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Clear Cut Heart Punch

Tag Punch Board

Crop-A-Dile

Eyelets

Ribbon

DIY Paper Crown for Kids

Hello everyone!  It’s Eva here today bringing you a fun and easy Paper Crown you can make with your kids.

Easy Paper Crown with the Banner Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

My 3 year old, Lorenzo, told me a few days ago he wanted a crown so I thought this assignment would be perfect  to craft with him and make a fun and easy king crown. I tried to do everything with him and he was happy to help, cut and use all the tools he isn’t allowed to use on a regular basis!

I used my Trim and Score Board to cut two 6×12 inch yellow cardstock strips . I put the paper on and he used the cut blade. I also made a mark on both strips at 4 inch height.

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

I placed my strips on the Banner Punch Board at the 6 inch mark and my son used the blade to cut from the 4 inch mark to the top. The blades are tiny but sharp so never leave you kid unattended!

Banner Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Easy Paper Crown with the Banner Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

We also used the Cool Kids stack from DCWV and the Tear Guides to create a decor for the base of the crown.  I held the Tear Guide in place and my son used the water pencil, he loved using this tool!

Tear Guides by We R Memory Keepers

I asked him what shape he wanted on his crown and he chose this hexagon because it looked  like a jewel.  We used the Clear Cut Punch together and cut 7 hexagons from this lovely  Holiday Jewels Stack from DCWV.

Hexagon Clear Cut Punch by We R Memory Keepers

We also used the pompom maker to make a lilac pompom for the top of the crown, he had fun rolling the yarn in the tool and I cut and assemble the pompom afterwards.

DIY Party Pom Pom Maker by We R Memory Keepers

We attached the hexagons with foam dots and to embellish them we used buttons. To embellish the other tips of the crown we punched several circles with the Reinforce Hole Punch.

Hole Reinforcer Punch by We R Memory Keepers

Finally I attached everything with the new USB Glue Gun, the detail tip was perfect to attach those tiny circles on top of the crown.

USB Mini Glue Gun by We R Memory Keepers

I measured my son’s head and assembled the crown with my USB Glue Gun.

Easy Paper Crown with the Banner Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

He was so happy and could not wait to try it! He is definitely the King of the House!

Easy Paper Crown with the Banner Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Crafting with my son was very fun! I hope you try this craft with your family, remember that the most important thing is they have fun and be safe!

Easy Paper Crown with the Banner Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Tear Guides
PomPom Maker
Clear Cut Punch – Hexagon
USB Glue Gun
Banner Punch Board
Reinforce Hole Punch

Throwback Thursday: Trolls Birthday Party Decor

Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here! I’m lucky to be auntie to a pretty awesome niece who just had a birthday. Her party theme? Trolls! Of course, I had to contribute to her mama’s party décor:

Trolls Birthday Party Decor by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers featuring the DIY Party Board

First, I made party hats inspired by the character of Poppy. I started by using the We R Memory Keepers DIY Party Board to make hats out of pink cardstock. Next, I put double-sided tape inside the bottom of the hat, then stuck several strips of 6” wide glitter tulle to the tape. I pulled the tulle up around the hat and secured it with a ribbon sealed with the We R Memory Keepers Ribbon Cutter. To give the hats that extra “Poppy” touch, I hand cut her signature felt flowers to adorn each one.

Trolls Birthday Party Decor by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers featuring the DIY Party Board

Second, I made party blowers, again with the DIY Party Board. I used a rainbow of cardstock colors and embellished each one with another cartoony felt flower. Tip: After you’ve used the (not custom and not nearly as cute) blowers from the party store, save the blower pieces and toss the paper cones. You can glue in your own cones later!

Trolls Birthday Party Decor by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers featuring the DIY Party Board

You can’t have a birthday without banners and garlands! I made my niece a banner featuring her name with the Alphabet Punch Board. Bazzill foil cardstock made it shiny like the hats. I strung it with the same tulle I used on the hats and embellished with more Poppy-style flowers.

Trolls Birthday Party Decor by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers featuring the DIY Party Board

I also used the Banner Punch Board and the DIY Party Paper Punch: Garland to create a couple more garlands in colored cardstock. Altogether, and combined with the party décor my sister purchased in the Trolls theme, my niece had a colorful, fun, and unique party!

Trolls Birthday Party Decor by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers featuring the DIY Party Board

I love having so many easy to use and handy tools within reach to create custom party décor. How about you? Happy creating!

Supplies Used:

DIY Party Board

Alphabet Punch Board

Crop-a-dile

DIY Party Paper Punch: Garland

Banner Punch Board

DIY Birthday Party Decor

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here today with some fun party décor. Birthdays, well, they happen every year (whether we like it or not), so why not make them fun and exciting with custom décor?! I have always loved making special decorations for my son’s birthdays. There are a few We R Memory Keepers tools that I always grab when I am getting started and I am sharing them with you today.

DIY Birthday Party Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers
Project number one on my list is always a banner. We have the perfect place in our kitchen to hang one and it just says, celebration time! The Banner Punch Board makes the job quick and easy. I cut my Pebbles Happy Hooray patterned paper down to 6” x 6.” Then I lined the paper up with the 6” line on the Banner Punch Board and made two cuts. Two cuts. That is it for each pennant of the banner. Nice!
DIY Birthday Party Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers
On each pennant, I added a cardstock sticker from the Pebbles Happy Hooray collection. To make the stickers pop off the paper, I adhered them each with foam squares.

DIY Birthday Party Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Birthday Party Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers
The top of each banner was covered with two layers of DIY Party Fringe Tape. By using two layers, it looks fuller. I adhered the bottom layer first, then lined the top layer up with the top edge of the patterned paper. It makes it cleaner looking that way.
Next item that we always get for birthdays in this house is cupcakes! Using the DIY Party Board and the Clear Cut Punch Circle, I took the bakery cupcakes from cute to wow!

DIY Birthday Party Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers
I made cupcake wrappers from patterned paper and the DIY Party Board. The instructions for the size of paper to use and where to cut are printed directly on the board. Another tool that makes it quick and easy to make an impact.
DIY Birthday Party Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Birthday Party Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers
For the cupcake topper, I used a small DIY Honeycomb pad. I trimmed small pieces and adhere their ends together. It made a cute and dimensional circle. On the front of each, I added an image from patterned paper. Using the Clear Cut Punch Tool, I could place the punch directly over the image I wanted and perfectly cut it out.

DIY Birthday Party Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers
Final item, silly straws. Totally essential for birthdays! Instead of leaving the straws plain, I added a punched circle of patterned paper, once again using the Clear Cut Punch Tool. It punches so smoothly, its great to use for any circles I need.

DIY Birthday Party Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers
The final detail was adding the letter E to each of the straws. The Mini Alphabet Punch Board made quick work of making the letters. Oh, and a special thing to notice, see the stripe of rainbow at the bottom of the letter E? I left the tear strip on the patterned paper and let it add some fun color to my letters!
How do you celebrate birthdays in your house?

Supplies:
We R Memory Keepers:
• Banner Punch Board
• DIY Party Board
• Clear Cut Punch – Circle
• Mini Alphabet Punch Board
• DIY Fringe Tape – White
• DIY Party Small Honeycomb Pads – 3”x8”
Pebbles – Happy Hooray
• Pattered paper – Hooray, Balloon Animals, Make a Wish, Party Animal, Eat Cake
• Cardstock Stickers

Christmas Tree Garland

Good Monday morning friends! Aly Dosdall here to kick off Holiday Decor Week with a quick and easy Christmas Tree Garland I made with the Banner Punch Board and the Square Punch Board.

Christmas Tree Garland by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Christmas Tree Garland by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

To create this garland, I trimmed some papers from the Crate Paper Falala collection to 4×6 inches. Then I used the Banner Punch Board to make them into banner shapes, and I punched holes for hanging in the top corners with the reverse punch on the board. I made the trees by cutting the green paper into 3 inch long flag shapes and then I turned them upside down.

I used the Square Punch Board to make the tree trunks from some kraft paper in the Falala collection. It was quick and easy since you can punch continuously with the Square Punch Board.

Christmas Tree Garland by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I finished off the trees with some stars that I punched with a Font Punch. Then I strung the pieces all together with some raffia for hanging.

Christmas Tree Garland by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for joining me today. Be sure to come back each day this week for some inspiring holiday decor projects. Happy holiday crafting!

Supplies:

Banner Punch Board
Square Punch Board
Font Punch
Crate Paper Falala collection

Holiday Gift Card Holders

Happy Friday friends! Aly Dosdall here–I’m glad you stopped by today. I love giving gift cards for the holidays because they allow the receiver to pick out what they get, which often ends up being something they might not get for themselves otherwise. But, I worry that when I give them as a gift, it might seem like not much effort went into it. My solution? Make some pretty gift card packaging!

Holiday Gift Card Holders by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Gift Card Holders by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

To make these festive gift card holders I started by gathering my Banner Punch Board, Trim and Score Board, some other We R tools, and the Winter Frost Premium Stack from Die Cuts With a View, Inc (available at JoAnn Stores).

Banner Punch Board, Trim and Score Board, Clear Cut Circle Punch, and DCWV Winter Frost Premium Stack

First, I trimmed my papers down to 12×4 inches and cut a crest banner shape in one end.

Banner Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Banner Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Then I placed by paper on the Trim and Score Board horizontally, with the crest shape facing left, and scored it at 2 1/2, 4 3/4, 7, and 9 1/2 inches.

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

I folded the score lines as shown below, and then added double sided craft tape to three sides of the second to bottom panel. Be sure not to add adhesive to the side with the crease along the center panel, as this will be the opening for the pocket for holding your gift card. Tip: At this point I placed my gift card on the panel with the adhesive to make sure it would fit inside the tape properly.

Holiday Gift Card Holders by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I adhered the center and second to bottom panels together to create the pocket, and then trimed 3/8 inch off the top to create the opening for the card as shown below.

Holiday Gift Card Holders by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Gift Card Holders by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Then I create a notch in the pocket for easy access with the Clear Cut Circle Punch. It was easy to align the paper halfway into the punch using the clear alignment guide and magnetic system!

Clear Cut Circle Punch by We R Memory Keepers

Clear Cut Circle Punch by We R Memory Keepers

Once I finished assembling the gift card holder, here’s what it looked like:

Holiday Gift Card Holders by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

 

Holiday Gift Card Holders by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

To finish off my gift card, I added a ribbon around the top flap which I cut and sealed with the Ribbon Cutter. I seriously love this tool–don’t know how I ever lived without it!

Ribbon Cutter by We R Memory Keepers

I cut some tags out of the Winter Frost Premium Stack. It’s so convenient to have cut out tags, journaling cards, and labels included in the stack!

Evolution Advanced by We R Memory Keepers

Then I die cut some snowflakes from the DCWV Embossed White Holidays Stack with my Evolution Advanced, and embellished the top flaps.

Holiday Gift Card Holders by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Gift Card Holders by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Gift Card Holders by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I hope this gift card holder idea inspires your holiday gift giving. It’s easy to make, but adds a special handmade touch to gift cards. Thanks for joining me today. Have a great weekend!

Supplies:

Banner Punch Board
Trim and Score Board
Clear Cut Circle Punch
Ribbon Cutter
Evolution Advanced
Stitch Happy Thread (Navy, White)
DCWV Inc Winter Frost 12×12 Premium Stack (available at JoAnn Stores)
DCWV Inc Embossed White 12×12 Premium Stack (available at JoAnn Stores)
American Crafts Ribbon
Sticky Thumb Double Sided Red Sticky Tape
self-adhesive clear gems

Thowback Thursday: Thanksgiving Banner

Hello We R fans, and welcome to Throwback Thursday! We’ve got a great Thanksgiving decor project to share with you from last fall featuring the Banner Punch Board. Check it out below!

 

My name is Kimberly Crawford and I love paper. And really cool tools to use with paper! The WRMK Banner Punch Board makes creating festive banners so easy. I was thrilled at how quickly this banner came together. The unexpected surprise to the tool for me was the hole punch built in at the top. It pierces perfectly lined up holes for the string.

thanks banner 2 Kimberly Crawford

thanks banner 3 Kimberly Crawford

The toughest part of this project was choosing which beautiful papers from the Wildflower Collection! The papers I used spoke to me of Thanksgiving. I have golds, burlaps, and many branches in my décor for that time of year, so this motif fit in perfectly. I cannot wait to hang it up over the buffet in our dining room!

thanks banner v2 Kimberly Crawford

 

Halloween Banner

Hey there We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here, to share a fun Halloween banner that I created using two of my favorite We R Memory Keepers tools. I love the Banner Punch board and the Mini Alphabet Punch Board. Both of these tools make creating holiday banners so much easier.
Banner Punch Board Halloween Banner by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
I started by cutting the basic banner shapes from the Bootiful Night 6×6 paper pad. I love creating banners with 6×6 paper pads. In a 6×6 paper pad the scale of the patterns is slightly smaller so they’re perfect for smaller projects.
Banner Punch Board Halloween Banner by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Banner Punch Board Halloween Banner by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
This Halloween banner has four banner pieces. I wanted to spell the word “boo” and then have one banner piece at the end for a little more decoration. The letters for this banner are cut from white cardstock using the mini alphabet punch board.
Banner Punch Board Halloween Banner by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
These two tools are the perfect tools to use together to create a banner. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays so I’ve been looking forward to putting this banner together. I can’t wait to hang this banner on my mantle during October. Having the Banner Punch Board and the Mini Alphabet Punch Board on hand made creating this banner so easy and so much fun.
Banner Punch Board Halloween Banner by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
What are you waiting for? Grab a Banner Punch Board and a Mini Alphabet Punch Board and create your own Halloween banner. Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. Happy creating my friends!
Supplies:

Favorite Colors Project Roundup

Hello and Happy Friday friends! This week our team has shared projects inspired by some of their favorite colors. Did you notice a theme? Our designers all love gold and either teal or mint! We’re kind of partial to teal too. 😉

Color schemes are a great starting point for a project, and a perfect source for inspiration. Today we thought it would be fun to share some past blog projects that were inspired by a particular color scheme to help jumpstart your creativity.

We R Inspired by Colors

Pink and Gold Gift Wrap

Monochromatic color schemes can be so beautiful when done right. We love the various intensities of pink, complemented by the shimmery gold embossed paper in this lovely gift wrap project. That rich embossed texture is easy to achieve with the Evolution Advanced and Next Level Embossing Folders. Stunning! CLICK HERE for more gorgeous pink projects and details.

Swim Team Party Decor

School or team colors are a perfect source of inspiration if you’re throwing a party with a sports or graduation theme. This swim team party decor started with the team colors, and we just love how it turned out. The DIY Party Collection, Alphabet Punch Board, and Banner Punch Board made everything come together in a snap. So much fun! You can find more photos and instructions for this project HERE.



Mint, Gold, and Black Card

This beautiful card is another example of using a monochromatic color scheme. These colors, along with some other vibrant hues, are found in our older Urban Chic Collection. We love the grounding black color along with the other neutral, gold. Gorgeous! CLICK HERE for more photos and details about this project.


Olympics-Inspired Mini Album

This unique sports-themed mini album was inspired by the Olympic rings and colors. The circular pages are attached using the Crop-A-Dile II, and the colorful embellishments are from our older Flower Girl Collection. You can find more photos and details about this project on our blog HERE.



Colorful Scrapbook Page

This scrapbook layout was also made with our older Urban Chic Collection, but is basically limited to the aqua, black, white, and pink from the color scheme. Those colors complement each other perfectly! Remember, you don’t have to use all of the colors and patterns in a paper collection. CLICK HERE for more photos and details about this layout on our blog.


Thanks for joining us today. We hope you’ve found some colorful inspiration. Have a wonderful and crafty weekend friends! We’ll see you next week.

Patriotic Banner with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Hey there We R Memory Keeper friends and fans, Becki here, to share a really fun, really easy patriotic banner with the mini alphabet punch board. True confession time, this is the first time I’ve played with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board. I can honestly say that I had so much fun playing with it and that it wasn’t nearly as confusing as I thought it would be. I dug into my stash of patterned papers and embellishments to find some red, white, and blue supplies. I found the “America the Beautiful” collection from Pebbles. Of course, this is the perfect collection for this project.
Patriotic Banner featuring the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
The “USA” letters are the first thing I cut out with the dark wood grain patterned paper. It only takes a few minutes to punch/cut each letter. Then, I cut the banner shapes with the Banner Punch Board (one of my favorite tools). Each banner piece is 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. The banner punch board makes cutting out pieces for a banner a breeze!
Patriotic Banner featuring the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Patriotic Banner featuring the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Patriotic Banner featuring the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

After cutting all the pieces out, I was ready to assemble the banner. I used pop dots to adhere the letters and some of the stickers to the banner pieces. Each banner piece is a little bit different. The banner is put together with a thin piece of rope. The knot at either end of the banner not only keeps the banner pieces from falling off but it adds a fun textural element to the finished banner.

Patriotic Banner featuring the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

I’d love to hear about what patriotic home decor you’re creating this Summer season. Now, you can create your own patriotic banner with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board. Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. Have a happy Summer!

Supplies:

Mini Alphabet Punch Board
Banner Punch Board