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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Laura here today with a fun treat packaging idea for Father’s Day featuring the 123 Punch Board and the Banner Punch Board. These little necktie gift box envelopes would be perfect to surprise dad with a bunch of photos, a gift card, or any little thin treat!
To create the gift box envelope, you will need your 1-2-3 Punch Board. I wanted the envelope to be able to hold 4 x 6 inch photographs, so I followed the guides on the punch board to create an envelope that would fit that size card.
You will start by lining up your trimmed paper at the punch guide. Then, score the paper on both the A and B envelope score lines.
Rotate your paper 90⁰ and line up score line A with the envelope score groove. Score both the A and B lines again. Repeat this process until you have punched and scored all four sides.
Use the corner rounder to punch all four corners of the envelope. Fold all the score lines and assemble the envelope with adhesive.
To create the necktie you will need the Banner Punch Board. Start by trimming your necktie paper to 2 inches wide. Then, use the banner punch board to cut a V shape at the bottom of the paper as if you were going to make a small crest banner using the cutting guide at the top.
Trim your paper to 5 ½ inches long. Using the guides on the banner punch board turn the top of your tie sideways and align it with the horizontal blue 8 line and the vertical white 2 ½ line. Cut a notch from the side of the tie. Repeat this process on the opposite side.
Use a scrap piece of necktie cardstock and cut notches in the top of 2 inch strip, like we did with the tie piece. Cut the scrap horizontally where the notches make a v-shape. Attach this to the top of the necktie with adhesive. This makes it look like the tie has the extra little knotted piece at the top.
Attach the tie to the envelope with adhesive and you are ready for gift giving. You could embellish these even further with the word Dad, Father, Grandpa, or even your special guy’s name.
Cardstock and Patterned Paper
Hey there We R friends! Thanks for stopping by today. Since this week is Kids Crafts Week, we wanted to share some of the most popular past kids crafts from our blog. We figure the more ideas you’re armed with over summer vacation, the better…right? So here are Five Fun Kids Crafts!
DIY Board Game
Use your paper craft supplies to make your own board game to keep the kiddos busy this summer. Stickers, ephemera bits, and die cuts are perfect as decorations, markers, or other game elements. You can even use the Power Punch or Crop-A-Dile to make your own spinner! CLICK HERE to learn how to make your own.
Get your little ones excited about summer reading with their own reading center. Use your favorite We R tools to customize their quiet area so it’s their own special space. Between the Banner Punch Board, the Alphabet Punch Board, and the Garland Punch, we’ve got you covered! More photos and details on the blog HERE.
DIY Confetti Poppers
Your patriotic summer celebrations will be extra fun with these easy DIY Confetti Poppers. Grab an empty toilet paper tube, a balloon, some patriotic paper, and some of our DIY Party supplies–Mini Piñata Pull Tabs and Confetti–and you’re good to go. Find a step-by-step tutorial on our blog HERE.
End of the School Year Piñatas
DIY Teepee Kit
You kids will love having a place to call their own this summer. Whether it’s for indoors or outdoors, reading or playing house, the DIY Teepee Kit is perfect for keeping small people happy and entertained. CLICK HERE to learn more about how to customize your own.
Thanks for joining us today! We hope you’ve found some inspiration for some fun kids crafts to try this summer. Creative cheers!
After arranging the triangles on the background of the layout I adhered the photo in the lower right corner of the layout. Using my Typecast Typewriter, I typed my journaling on a coordinating piece of patterned paper. I cut the journaling into strips and nestled the strips into the triangle background.
Do you love the triangle trend as much as I do? Try using the Banner Punch Board to create a layout that’s full of perfectly cut triangles!
Thanks for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog, I’ll see you again soon!
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!
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.
I placed the template on the sealed edge of the Large Honeycomb Ocean Pads. I traced one large balloon and two smaller balloons.
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.
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.
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!
Once the balloons were created, banners were added for extra color and fun.
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.
The next item that needed to be created was the basket for the hot air balloon.
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.
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.
What color hot air balloons would you create?
We R Memory Keepers:
- DIY Party Large Honeycomb Pad Ocean
- DIY Party Honeycomb Stencils
- 1-2-3 Punch Board
- Banner Punch Board
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:
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.
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!
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.
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!
I love having so many easy to use and handy tools within reach to create custom party décor. How about you? Happy creating!
Hello We R friends, and welcome to Frame Punch Board Week! Each day this week our design team will share an inspiring project tutorial with you featuring the Frame Punch Board. Be sure to come back often so you don’t miss anything. Today we’re sharing some Frame Punch Board project inspiration from our talented in-house design team. Enjoy!
The Frame Punch Board is also ideal for featuring card sentiments, journaling, focal embellishments and page titles.
Create concentric frames to help make your photo a strong focal point on your layout.
We hope you’ve enjoyed the projects we shared with you today. Be sure to come back each day this week to see some more awesome inspiration from our design team!
So, we want to know…how would you use the Frame Punch Board in your paper craft projects?
Hello everyone! Soraya here with you today to share an easy tutorial to make your very own valentine banner! February is the month of love, hearts, bows … so let’s make our craft more romantic too! We’ll see how to create one cute banner using the Banner Punch Board, how to create the word « LOVE » thanks to the Alphabet Punch Board, the Staple Board and sparkles, then we’ll make cute bows using the 1,2,3 Punch Board! Let’s go !
The Banner Punch Board is one amazing tool since it allows us to create 3 different shapes : pennant, flag and crest banner! So to make this valentine banner, I’m going to use the 3 shapes in different sizes : the crest banner measures (5×5,5 inch) :
The flag banner measures (10×5,5 inch)
And the triangle banner measures (4×5,5 inch)
If you want to see more about this great tool, feel free to visit the We R Memory Keepers YouTube channel !
And here is what you get when you finally cut them all ! Don’t hesitate to use different patterned papers or basic cardstocks to play on the contrasts. The crest ones will be placed on the flags and the triangle shaped will be placed inbetween them , so you’ll need 5 triangles, 4 crests and 4 flags. Don’t forget to punch the holes with the little punch you have on the top of the Banner Punch Board.
Now, let’s decorate the flags! To make these cute little white bows, I used the fantastic 1,2,3 Punch Board. As you might know there is a size chart on this tool that allows you to chose how big you want your bow to be. I chose the medium (M) size, so I needed to cut 3 different stripes of white cardstock (according to the chart) before assembling them. (watch the video tutorial by Aly here)
With some glitter tape, doilies and wooden clips I could easily decorate each pennant. The result is soft and cute!
It’s time to put some love on this banner ! I used the Alphabet Punch Board and I also followed the instructions you can find in the little book to cut the letters L.O.V.E. If you don’t know this punch yet then grab one asap you will love it !!
For the glitter to stick on the letters, I put some double sided red tape on the bottom part of each letter. Then I started putting the clearest color on the top, took off the excess, put the medium shade, took off the excess and finally put the last color.
Love how it finally turned !
Before assembling the banner with pink twine, I used the Staple Board to attach the letters directly on the banner. The transparent guide (genius guide indeed !) helped me to place the staple where I wanted, so easy and so fun !
And voilà ! This valentine banner is now ready to be hanged up !
Thanks for joining me, hope this project will inspire you to spread love all over your craft table ! Have a lovely day everyone!
Glitter tape and glitter powder
Papers by Pink Paislee
Doilies and wooden clips