Kids Craft: Door Hangers

Hello, We R friends. Enza here, and today I’m sharing a fun project that you can easily make with or for your kids. I love crafting with my kids. My oldest daughter is very creative and truly enjoys playing with papers and We R Memory Keepers tools. When I asked her to give me an idea for this assignment, she said: “Why don’t we make those door hangers we’ve been talking about a lot lately?” She was so excited, I couldn’t say no 🙂

I used several tools, some old some new.

Door Hangers Kids Craft by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

We started by trimming patterned paper from the gorgeous Sparkle City collection by Shimelle to measure 5.5×6.5 inches; then using the Banner Punch Board, we created the banner shapes to use as our base.

Door Hangers Kids Craft by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

One of the tools I’ve been enjoying lately is the Ribbon Stitching Tool – so easy to use, and the effect is super pretty! We placed the paper between the magnetic guides and pierced it with the provided tool. The guides kept the paper from shifting, so the cut was precise and sharp. To pass the ribbon through the holes, we used the adhesive needle that comes with the tool.

Door Hangers Kids Craft by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers featuring the RIbbon Stitching Tool

Once that was done, we cut another banner, smaller than the first one, and machine-stitched it to the base using the Stitch Happy Sewing Machine. We also punched stars from patterned paper with the new 1 inch Clear Cut Punch. We decided to create some dimension by layering the stars and adhering them with foam dots; embellishments from the same collection finished the front.

Door Hangers Kids Craft by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

For the handle, we just hot glued pom pom ribbon to the back and added two paper tassels from the Crate Paper All Heart collection on one side.

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Here is the other door hanger:

Door Hangers Kids Craft by Enza Gudor for We R Memory KeepersDoor Hangers Kids Craft by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

Can you tell which one is mine? 😉

Thank you for stopping by. I hope this will give you some inspiration for a day of fun crafts with your kids.
Enza
Supplies:

Banner Punch Board

Ribbon Stitching Tool

1 Inch Clear Cut Punch

Crafter’s Precision Scissors

Stitch Happy Sewing Machine

Hot Glue Gun

Shimelle Sparkle City

Crate Paper All Heart

 

DIY Graduation Party Decor

Hello everyone! It’s Eva on the blog today sharing a Graduation Party Decor made with the  new 1 inch Clear Cut Punches

DIY Graduation Party Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The new Clear Cut Punches come in 4 new shapes: heart, circle, square and star; and they are the perfect addition to your craft tools. I love that I can punch anywhere I want and that I can see exactly were I am cutting before punching.

First of all, I made some toppers, I used my star Clear Cut Punch and attached the shapes on some skewers, easy and fast!

Graduation Cupcake Toppers with the We R Memory Keepers 1 inch Clear Cut Punches

I also made a banner with this lovely polka dot cardstock from Bazzill. I cut some banners with my Banner Punch Board and then used my Ribbon Stitching Tool and some yarn to embellish the top.

DIY Graduation Banner with the We R Memory Keepers Banner Punch Board and the Ribbon Stitching Tool

With the Circle and Star Clear Cut Punches I made a quick garland. I used my Hot Glue Gun and some cotton yarn to assemble everything.

DIY Graduation Party Decor with the We R Memory Keepers 1 Inch Clear Cut Punches

What graduation party would be without a graduation hat? I used my Square Clear Cut Punch, a strip of paper and a mini tassel to create mini hat for my straws. They are super cute!

DIY Graduation Party Decor with the We R Memory Keepers 1 Inch Clear Cut Punches

Finally, I used my mini Alphabet Punch Board to spell “Congrats”, you can add a personalized message if you want!

We R Memory Keepers Mini Alphabet Punch Board

My banners turned out great! The gold and black combo is perfect for a graduation party and you can use them on many occasions!

DIY Graduation Party Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The Ribbon Stitching Tool is not only for ribbons! Try waving paper, yarn or fabric.

DIY Graduation Party Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I put the skewers on muffins but you can use them of sandwiches, cupcakes or a cake, that would be super fun!

DIY Graduation Party Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I had so much fun preparing everything for this party! I love when I can use my We R Tools in different ways! Are you making a graduation party this year?

DIY Graduation Party Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for joining me today!

Eva

 

Supplies
Clear Cut Punches

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Banner Punch Board

Hot Glue Gun
Ribbon Stitching Tool

 

 

Valentine’s Day Banner

Hey there, Laura here today with a fun Valentine’s Day banner project for you. I love to make banners! I have one for every holiday and season. I have several places in my home where I hang them up to decorate – on my bookshelf, my pallet shelves, and above the window. If I had a fireplace, I am sure I would have a banner on the mantel as well! The banner punch board is one of my favorite tools because you can put together a banner quickly and easily.

Valentines Day Banner by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

To create this Valentine’s Day banner, I started by making some red wire hearts using the Happy Jig. I used the size of the hearts to determine the size of my banner pieces.

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig

I cut white shimmer textured cardstock to 4” wide by 4 ½” tall for each banner piece.

We R Memory Keepers Banner Punch Board

The way I make sure each banner piece is the same length, is I first use my paper trimmer to cut the banner piece to the correct width. Then, I use the banner punch board to cut my banner shape. Lastly, I use the trimmer to cut the length the same for each piece.

I attached each of the wire hearts with washi tape. This allowed me to attach the hearts to the banner pieces, but also hold together the wire where the ends meet.

Valentines Day Banner by Laura Silva by We R Memory Keepers

Next, I created more flag banner pieces using patterned paper from Crate Paper’s new La La Love collection.

We R Memory Keepers Banner Punch Board

I used the mini alphabet punch board to spell out the word LOVE.

We R Memory Keepers Mini Alphabet Punch Board

I attached the letters to my patterned paper using foam adhesive squares. Then, I added some heart sticker Thickers to each letter.

Valentines Day Banner by Laura Silva by We R Memory Keepers

To assemble the banner together, I used red and white baker’s twine. I tied each piece together making a little bow.

Valentines Day Banner by Laura Silva 8

This banner is so festive and fun. I love the mix of wire hearts and paper. This Valentine’s Day banner looks so cute on my pallet shelves gallery wall. Do you make a banner for each holiday?

Valentines Day Banner by Laura Silva by We R Memory KeepersValentines Day Banner by Laura Silva by We R Memory KeepersValentines Day Banner by Laura Silva by We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies

Happy Jig

Red Happy Jig Wire

Bazzill Bling Diamond Cardstock

Washi Tape

Banner Punch Board

Crate Paper La La Love Cardstock

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Crate Paper La La Love Thickers

Baker’s Twine

Christmas Goodie Bags

Hey friends, Laura here today! One of my favorite things to make is little goodie bags to hold treats. The Goodie Bag Guide makes it so easy to do out of any paper you have on hand, so you can coordinate it perfectly to the holiday or party theme of your choice.

Christmas Goodie Bags by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

My go to set up for a small goodie bag is to create the bag, add a couple of banner pieces in coordinating colors, find a die cut that matches the theme, and then add a sentiment. I then either tie, staple, or clip the bag closed. This design is a cohesive way to pull together any theme.

To create a smaller sized bag (3.5” wide), start by trimming your paper to 8” wide. You can use a paper trimmer or the straight edge of the goodie bag guide. Line up your paper using the 8” marks as your guide and tear along the top and bottom of your paper.

Christmas Goodie Bags by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Use the goodie bag guide to create the folds for your bag and assemble the bags together using adhesive. You can make a lot of bags in a short period of time. It is easiest to make the bags using a thinner paper. Cardstock and double-sided patterned paper are more difficult to tear and fold.

Christmas Goodie Bags by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

After I have my bags created, I made two banner pieces for each bag. I did one that is a little wider and shorter, and a second one that is longer and thinner. Trim your paper to the width you would like and use the banner punch board to create the V-shape in the bottom of the banner. Then, use your paper trimmer to cut the banner to the length you want.

Christmas Goodie Bags by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

To add a Merry Christmas sentiment, I created a small tag using the Clear Cut punch.

Christmas Goodie Bags by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I added some Crate Paper stickers that said “Merry Christmas” to each one.

Christmas Goodie Bags by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Fill up your bag with a special treat. I love these little gummy Christmas wreaths! They are festive and super delicious.

Christmas Goodie Bags by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Fold the top of the bag over. Layer on the two banner shapes, plus a Christmas die cut ephemera piece. Add on the little tag and clip everything together using a decorative paper clip.

Christmas Goodie Bags by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

These little goodie bags are perfect for stocking stuffers, class parties, or even as a decorative way to give a gift card. Add in a few yummy treats with the gift card, and I know it will be well received.

Christmas Goodie Bags by Laura Silva for We R Memory KeepersChristmas Goodie Bags by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

What is your favorite treat to put in goodie bags for Christmas?

Christmas Goodie Bags by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Supplies

Goodie Bag Guide

DCWV All About Christmas Stack

Banner Punch Board

Clear Cut Punch – Tag/Banner

Crate Paper Merry Days Waterfall Stickers

Crate Paper Merry Days Ephemera Cardstock Die-Cuts

Oh Goodie Paper Clips

Happy Jig Holiday Cards

Hello, We R fans! Christmas will be here in no time! Lots to do, especially when it comes to holiday crafting. Today I’m sharing a set of cards that is perfect if you’re looking for a fun and easy way to send season’s greetings.

The Happy Jig is all you need to make an impact, and wow the recipients with your cards. Once you have all the pegs set up on the board, creating sentiments or shapes goes rather quickly.

Happy Jig Holiday Cards by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I started by trimming all the individual pieces from the new DCWV Farmhouse Christmas Premium Stack. I wanted my cards to be simple, so I just layered several patterned papers, making sure to use foam adhesive in between for more dimension.

For the first card, I used the Banner Punch Board to create two banners, which I then machine-stitched together. I used my Stitch Happy Sewing Machine to create a border around the card panel, and give it a bit of interest and finished look.

Happy Jig Holiday Cards by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I added stickers from the same collection before hand-stitching the “merry” sentiment in place. I love the variety of colored wire I can choose from – this red one is perfect for Christmas!

Happy Jig Holiday Cards by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

The second card features different patterns, as well as a beautiful, festive 3×4 card that I placed right on top.

Happy Jig Holiday Cards by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I decided to go with “Joy” for my sentiment.

Happy Jig Holiday Cards by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

Happy Jig Holiday Cards by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

As in the first card, I machine-stitched around the patterned paper for texture, and hand-stitched the wire word in place. Some twine wrapped around the panel finished the card.

Happy Jig Holiday Cards by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I hope you enjoyed reading about my process, and feel inspired to use the super fun Happy Jig for your next Holiday cards.

Thank you for stopping by!

Enza

 

Happy Jig

Stitch Happy Sewing Machine

Banner Punch Board

 

DCWV Farmhouse Christmas Premium Stack

 

 

5 Halloween Decor Ideas

Hello, and Happy Friday We R fans! We hope you’ve enjoyed all the Halloween project inspiration from our design team this week. We thought we’d finish Halloween Week off with a roundup of 5 Halloween Decor Ideas. So sit back and enjoy the eye candy.

Halloween Banner

Grab the Banner Punch Board, the Alphabet Punch Board, your favorite Halloween collection, and make this simple banner to celebrate Halloween! You can find more photos and details HERE.

Halloween Banner with the We R Memory Keepers Banner Punch Board

Halloween Witch Hats

These adorable paper witch hats are the perfect addition to your Halloween home decor. CLICK HERE to learn how to make them with the DIY Party Board.

We R Memory Keepers DIY Party Board Witch Hats

Halloween Ghosts

We love the eerie look of these easy hanging ghosts made with the DIY Party Globe Punch and some white cheese cloth. Grab the how-to on the blog HERE.

Halloween Hanging Ghosts made with the We R Memory Keepers DIY Party Globe Punch

DIY Halloween Photo Lights Strand

Print some Halloween images on our special Photo Lights Backlit Film, trim them and insert it into the frames in the Photo Lights Strand to make this spooky garland. CLICK HERE for more photos and details on this Halloween project.

DIY Halloween Photo Lights Strand from We R Memory Keepers

Halloween Paper Boxes with Bows

Make a set of these cute Halloween paper boxes and bows with the 123 Punch Board and some Halloween patterned paper. For full instructions, CLICK HERE.

Halloween Paper Boxes and Bows featuring the We R Memory Keepers DIY Party Board

Well, that’s all for today friends. We hope these ideas have inspired you to get your Halloween Craft on this weekend. Be sure to share your Halloween paper craft projects with us on our Facebook page HERE.

Make a Fall Banner with the Happy Jig

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here today with some home décor for fall. It seems that I am always pulled towards creating projects for our house. Adding a personal and handmade touch is wonderful, but its also great to be able to add a trendy touch without breaking the bank. I mean, who can change all the pillows and blankets out all the time? But by using my We R Memory Keepers tools and some patterned papers, I can create a lovely piece of seasonal décor, and be a bit fashionable as well.

Fall Banner with the Happy Jig by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I began by using my Banner Punch board and that fantastic checkered paper from Pebbles new line, My Bright Life. I am seeing that black and white gingham everywhere, and I love it! The Banner Punch Board is a constant friend on my desk, making quick work of creating pendants that are the exact size and style I want.

Fall Banner with the Happy Jig by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

After layering some other papers, die cut images, and ribbon, I started to create the leaf image from Copper Happy Jig Wire. The booklet that comes with the Happy Jig provides clear instructions for making the shapes.

Fall Banner with the Happy Jig by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

After following the image and placing my pegs, I wrapped the wire around. The wire shapes come together easily. The dimension they add to a project is really cool!

Tip: I use a liquid adhesive to secure my wire shapes to my projects.

Fall Banner with the Happy Jig by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Another We R Memory Keepers tool that comes in handy when making banners is another on of my old favorites, the Crop-A-Dile. To punch the holes for the twine (used to hang the banner), simply stack all your pieces together and punch through every piece at once. No mistakes and no misalignment.

Fall Banner with the Happy Jig by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Do you decorate for the seasons? Where would you hang your fall banner?

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

Pebbles – My Bright Life:

How to Make a Fall Banner

Hello, We R fans, Laura here today showing you how to create a pretty fall banner with two of my favorite tools – the banner punch board and the mini alphabet punch board. The banner punch board makes it so easy to create banners quickly and easily.

Fall Banner by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Start by trimming your fall themed papers to 4 inches by 6 inches. You will need six different patterns of paper.

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

Use the banner punch board to create a flag shaped banner. I like to line up the corners of my paper at the cutting groove. I waste the least amount of paper this way and then each banner piece is the same size.

We R Memory Keepers Banner Punch Board

Use the banner punch board to punch holes in the corner of each banner piece.

Next, I used the mini alphabet punch board to spell out the word “FALL” from orange textured cardstock. Trim the paper so it is 1.5” x 2.5” to start. Use the instructions for the mini alphabet punch board to guide you in how to punch and cut the letters.

We R Memory Keepers Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Since the letters are small, I decided to add a brown rosette behind each one. Use a piece of textured brown cardstock and the trim & score board to score your paper every half inch.

Fall Banner by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Use the rosette punch to create a decorative edge on the paper. One I had the entire 12” x 12” paper punched along one edge, I trimmed the paper, so it was only 2” wide by 12” long.

We R Memory Keepers Rosette Punch

Fold the paper accordion style and then use hot glue to attach the ends of the rosette together. Use hot glue to secure the middle of the rosette so it stays together. I attached the letters to the rosettes using hot glue, and then attached the whole thing to my banner pieces using hot glue, as well.

Fall Banner by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I added some pretty fall ephemera to the two end banner pieces and the letters. I attached all the banner pieces together using brown and white baker’s twine. Tie each piece together using a small bow.

Fall Banner by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I love the way this banner turned out. I will be able to leave it up from September through November and it is the perfect way to start my holiday decorating this year.

Fall Banner by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

The rosette helps to make the letters stand out while also providing a fun detail to the banner pieces.

Fall Banner by Laura Silva for We R Memory KeepersFall Banner by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Adding the ephemera to both the letters and the end pieces ties the whole banner together to create a beautiful display piece for fall.

Fall Banner by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Supplies

Pebbles Inc. Midnight Haunting Double-Sided Cardstock

Trim & Score Board

Banner Punch Board

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Cardstock

Rosette Punch

Hot Glue Gun

Pebbles Inc. Woodland Forest Ephemera

Baker’s Twine

 

Our Favorite Colors: Home Office Decor

Hello and Happy Friday crafty friends! Aly Dosdall here with you again to share a project I made with my current favorite color scheme–Blush Pink, Mint, Teal, and Cornflower Blue.

Home Office Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I recently renovated my craft room and I’m really an aqua/teal kind of girl. My decor before the renovation was mint, teal, blue, aqua, green and brown. But I’m loving all the blush pink I’ve seen paired with those colors recently, so I’ve started following suit.

Home Office Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I started by grabbing papers in my favorite colors from the Crate Paper Oasis and Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams collections.

Home Office Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

First I made a “family” banner with my Mini Alphabet Punch Board.

 

Family banner step out 3

To speed things up I grabbed my Square Punch Board and punched out four 1 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch rectangles, and one 2 1/2 inch square (for the letter M). Then I used my Alphabet Punch Board app to create the letters for my banner.

 

Square Punch Board and Mini Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

I used washi tape to secure the yarn to the back of the letters. I chose a yarn color to match my color scheme, and then tied it to my folding ruler.

Mini Alphabet Punch Board Banner

Home Office Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I added a few embellishments, including a tropical leaf I made with the Happy Jig and some green wire.

 

Happy Jig tropical leaf embellishment by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Then I made some photo frames with my Frame Punch Board to display some of my favorite family photos. I added some more embellishments, including another Happy Jig tropical leaf.

Home Office Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers 4

Happy Jig wire tropical leaf by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Once I finished decorating my folding ruler as the focal point on the wall above my desk, I surrounded it with wall decor in the same color scheme.

Home Office Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I love having my family photos on display over my work area, along with my favorite colors, patterns, and images. It inspires me as I work, and it makes me happy when I look at the wall. Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend!

Supplies:

Happy Jig
Mini Alphabet Punch Board
Frame Punch Board
Square Punch Board
Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams
Crate Paper Oasis

Our Favorite Colors: Handmade Card Set

Hello, We R friends, Laura here today! I am sharing a fun card set I made with some of my current favorite colors – teal, blue, and pink. I think this color combination is so fun and the adorable Pink Paislee Wild Child Girl collection is perfect for this color theme.

Favorite Colors Card Set by Laura Silva 1

Favorite Colors Card Set by Laura Silva 12To make each card base I started by trimming a 12” x 12” piece of paper to 6” x 8” using the Trim & Score board. I scored the long side at 4” to easily be able to fold the card in half. This will make a card with a finished size of 4” x 6”.

We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board

To embellish the first card, I trimmed teal heart patterned paper from the Wild Child paper pad to fit on the card. I also trimmed a blue and a pink sheet of cardstock to 1 ¾” and then used the banner punch board to create flag shaped banner pieces.

We R Memory Keepers Banner Punch Board

I used the word punch board to spell out the word HELLO on a pretty floral paper. I used an extra piece of the blue cardstock behind the word so that the word showed up better on the card. I trimmed each end of the word with a v shape to mimic the banner pieces I already made.

We R Memory Keepers Word Punch Board

I attached the hello sentiment to the top of the banner pieces.

Handmade Card featuring the Word Punch Board and the Banner Punch Board by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Handmade Card featuring the Word Punch Board and the Banner Punch Board by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I started creating the second card in the same way as I did for the first. I cut a piece of patterned guitar paper to fit on the card base. Then, I used the square punch board to create three mats for this cute cool cat die cut. The square punch board makes it so easy to cut perfectly sized squares and rectangles in so many sizes.

We R Memory Keepers Square Punch Board

I added some twine around the patterned paper that reminded me a little bit of the guitar strings, and then added the guitar die cut using adhesive foam dots.

Handmade Card featuring the Square Punch Board by Laura Silva for We R Memory KeepersHandmade Card featuring the Square Punch Board by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

For the final card, I only used the Trim & Score board. I created the card base from teal cardstock. I added a teal and blue floral paper to the front of the card. I also added a blue cardstock strip along the bottom third of the card. I found a pink tag from the Wild Child ephemera set and added some twine to embellish the top.

Handmade Card featuring the Trim and Score Board by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Then, I attached a floral die cut using foam adhesive dots to give the card a little dimension.

Handmade Card featuring the Trim and Score Board by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I love this color combination of the teal, pink, and blue for these cards. They would be the perfect little set to give as a gift. You could even make coordinating envelopes to go with them using the envelope punch board! What is your favorite color combination?

Handmade Card Set by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Supplies:

Pink Paislee Wild Child Paper Pad

Pink Paislee Wild Child Ephemera Cardstock Die-Cuts

Pink, Blue, Teal, and White Cardstock

Trim & Score Board

Banner Punch Board

Word Punch Board

Square Punch Board