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.

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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!

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Thankful Frame Decor

Hello We R fans and welcome back to the blog today!

I don’t know about you, but for me, this time of the year tends to bring with it a sense of review and taking stock of what has unfolded over the course of the last eleven months. As we head straight towards a busy holiday period, it’s good to take a minute to remind ourselves how very blessed we are!

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I’ve created a bit of a twist on a banner, in that I have hung the banner inside an empty frame. On it, I have hung various tags which each contain an uplifting quote or something we, as a family, are grateful for – a great little pick-me-up at any time of day. I’ve hung it right by our front door so we can all see and make use of it.

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The picture frame is just an inexpensive one I bought. I removed the glass and board inside so that I was just left with the wooden frame. Using some covered wire, I strung the wire in a zig-zag fashion down the length of the frame. Note: The little bendy metal bits at the back of the frame that usually hold down the glass etc, were perfect for holding the wire down!

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Each little tag is slightly different. I created the basic shapes using my DIY Party Tag Punch. Do yourself a favour and add this punch to your stash!! For this project I used 1 and 2 inch wide tags. Note: I’ve used the High Five 6×6 pad for the tags – the reason being that the pages are only printed with a pattern on one side, which was perfect for my quote idea.

These particular tags have some feather embellishments. They are paper die cut shapes which I created using my Evolution Advanced and some more of the High Five 6×6 sheets. TIP: A bit of machine stitching will bring leaves and feathers to life.

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This awesome wood grain paper print shows off a little layered stamping perfectly. I used my Rose Layered Stamp and Mini Stamp Pads with the Precision Press and just love the way the stamping worked out.

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Using the new Layered Stamps is so easy, thanks to the guide, which is included in the set. Below you can see how I lined up my guide to stamp on my tag. Press down the lid part of the Precision Press grabs the stamp to keep in place. The layered sets each have a couple of stamps, numbered, so you know in what order to stamp. Simply change out the number inside the frame which is already in place so all your stamps line up perfectly!

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This tag has a few little leafy details…

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A great tip for more precise placement or if you want to use up leftover bits, is to use the Magnetic Mat in your Evolution Advanced. It keeps your dies in place so you can make use of all available space on the paper and the dies don’t slide around on the mat.

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Feathery dies and small details in the form of High Five stickers…

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This tag has some gold heat embossing detail as well as a few other bits and bobs. I’ve used the Banner Layered stamp and only stamped around half the image.

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Once all my tags were ready it was time to have some fun… I searched for some classic thankful quotes on the net and combined them with some thoughts on my own special family members.

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In between the tags are some very small details. A wing (to remember we are protected), a clock (time goes fast – make the most of it) and a compass (for the journey).

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My DS reaching for a bit of inspiration!

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You could adapt this idea to suit a season or a special birthday or anniversary gift!

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Thanks so much for joining me today!

Chantalle
Supplies:

High Five 6×6 Pad

High Five Puffy Stickers

High Five Accent Stickers

High Five ‘White Wash’ 12×12

High Five ‘Awesome’ 12×12

Adhesive Sequins

Feather Shape Die

Precision Press

Rose Layered Stamp

Banner Layered Stamp

Banner Punch Board

Evolution Advanced

Mini Stamp Pads

Typecast Typewriter

DIY Party Tag Punch

 

Guest Designer: Lindsay Bateman

We’re thrilled to welcome the talented and lovely Lindsay Bateman on the blog today as our guest designer! Take a look at her gorgeous projects, and then scroll down to learn a little bit more about Lindsay. Enjoy!

 

Hello everybody!

It’s Lindsay Bateman here, and I am SO very excited to be sharing with you all a couple of projects I recently made using the BRAND NEW We R Memory Keepers Mini Alphabet Punch Board in celebration of Alpha Week here over on the We R blog. Yes…you heard me right…MINI!

It is exactly the same version and concept of the original Alphabet Punch Board….except this one now makes smaller letters…1 1/2” x 2 1/2” inch alphas to be exact. They are the cutest! I used the Flower Girl collection to create both projects, one being a layout and the other a fun pennant banner.

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First, let’s have a close up look at my ‘CELEBRATE’ banner.

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I love having the option of the Mini Alphabet Punch Board because it is such a great way to create ‘smaller’ banners with long words.  Especially if one does not have a lot of extra space or room to create a huge banner with large letters.

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To create this banner, I cut out my banner pieces from a 12×12 sheet of Flower Girl patterned paper.  I then used a different pattern paper from the same collection to create my alphas.  Following the booklet guide that comes with the punch, I punched out each individual letter. I then adhered onto my banner, embellishing with ephemera also from the Flower Girl collection.  I used my sewing machine to stitch my banners altogether to create a fun mini ‘celebrate’ decor piece.

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Next up, a traditional 12×12 page.

To be honest, I could NOT wait to create a traditional scrapbook page using the Mini Alphabet Punch.  I adore adding titles and using alphas on all of my projects, so the very fact that I could customize my own title using whatever patterns and papers my heart desired made me SO very happy.

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Using the Flower Girl collection, I decided to create a large title/phrase as the base of my page “love you sweet girl”.

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I varied up the patterns, and I also substituted photos in for a few of the letters.

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You can see just how small the letters are this punch creates, as my photos were punched using a 2” circle punch. I absolutely adore the end result.

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For a finishing touch I added a few more embellishments from the collection onto my page.  Thanks for stopping by!

 

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Hello everybody! I’m Lindsay Bateman. I live in Lac La Biche, Alberta Canada where I reside with my husband, Matthew and our 2 year old son Madix. Scrapbooking and paper crafting has been a part of my life ever since I can remember.  I am obsessed with stationary, photography and everything/anything related to documenting life!  It truly is my happy place.  Currently I am an active member on Heidi Swapp’s Media/Design Team and loving every minute!  If you would like to see more of my creative work or what is currently inspiring me, you can find me on Instagram, Pinterest and my own personal blog. Hugs!

 

Blog: http://simplereflectionsofmyeveryday.blogspot.ca

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lindsay.bateman.10

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lindsaydawnebateman/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/lindsaybateman/

 

Favorite We R Product:

I would definitely have to say that my favourite We R Product is the Alphabet Punch Board (both mini and large size).  Having ONE tool with the ability to create every letter of the alphabet in literal seconds has been such a huge game changer for me.  Never has it been SO easy to create gorgeous customized alphas in every colour and pattern of paper out there. Plus it is such an amazing tool to get using up those pieces of scrap paper!  It is the best.

 

Favorite Scrapbooking/Paper Crafting Tip:

One of my favourite scrapbooking/paper crafting tips has to be organized storage.  With life being SO busy, I never want to waste my precious time that I do get to scrapbook looking and organizing my stash.  Keeping a drawer filled with my essentials (adhesive, trimmer, stamping ink, stickers) helps keep me productive, focused and more efficient when it comes to completing projects and making the most of what free time I do get to have in my day for me!

 

Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful projects and a little bit about yourself with us today Lindsay! We hope you all have an awesome weekend, and take lots of photos!

 

 

 

 

 

Honey I’m Home Banner

Hi there, Laura here. Since I am new here, you may not know, but I love making banners with the Banner Punch Board. They are so easy to make with the punch board, you can make one for any occasion.

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The new Honey I’m Home line of papers and embellishments is adorable! The entire collection is perfect for any paper project you want to make for your home. This collection focuses on home, family and all the things we do at home. Today, I am going to show you how to make an adorable Honey I’m Home Banner that will work perfectly to hang above my kitchen window.

I chose papers that would work well in my kitchen. The great thing about using supplies from one collection is you can’t really go wrong in making everything coordinate.

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I started by trimming the papers that were going to be cut in a flag shape to 5.5 inches wide. Then, lining up the paper with the white vertical lines in the punch board, use the cutting blade at the top of the board to trim the bottom edges of the banner. Then trim those cut pieces to 7 inches long.

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Next I cut three pennant shaped banner pieces by lining up the top edge of the paper on the blue horizontal line to indicate 7 inches. This way, all the banner pieces will be the same length.

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Punch holes in top of all the banner pieces.

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Since the papers had a lot going on and were so cute just by themselves, I left all the pennant shaped banner pieces plain.

 

For the flag shaped banner pieces I created an embellishment for each one. The base of each embellishment was cut to 4 inches by 4 inches. The ‘Real Life’ paper had sayings on one side that were each already this size. I used one that said “our happy crazy busy family”. I attached it to the banner piece with adhesive foam squares. I used a circle Ephemera piece to add to the bottom of the square, again using foam squares to attach it.

 

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I used the same process of layering papers and Ephemera pieces with adhesive foam squares for the other two banner flags, as well. I like using Adhesive Squares on banners to give them some extra dimension.

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I used a light teal Ribbon to string the banner together.

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Because the papers are double sided, you can even reverse the banner!

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Supplies:

Banner Punch Board
Honey I’m Home Papers and Ephemera
Paper Trimmer
Adhesive Foam Squares
Ribbon

Military Hero Banner

Hello, and happy Veteran’s Day to our U.S. friends! This is a special day to remember those who are serving, or who have served in our military, and I’ve got a fun project idea to honor our veterans. This Hero Banner is the perfect decor for any gathering celebrating our servicemen and women.

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I used some Honeycomb Paper and the Honeycomb Stencils from the DIY Party line to create these rosettes for my patriotic garland. I used the small honeycomb pads and cut a 3/4″ strip horizontally across the pad, just outside two of the visible glue lines as shown in the photo below.

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Then I used the tip of one of the rosette honeycomb stencils to round the end of the honeycomb paper strip.

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I hot glued the open honeycomb paper onto a scrap of cardstock in a half-circle rosette.

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Then I added a half circle of patterned paper from the DIY Party 12×12 Paper Pad, a banner strip, and a gold Thicker from the Clearly Posh collection.

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To complement my banner, I made a simple plain red, white, and blue cardstock circle garland using the DIY Party Garland Punch. So easy!

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To finish off this project I adhered some baker’s twine to the back of each rosette for hanging. This Hero Banner is a great way to say thank you to a friend or loved one in the service. And that’s what I’d like to do today–to all our wonderful military heroes, thank you so much for your service! Happy Veteran’s Day!

Supplies:

DIY Party Honeycomb Paper
DIY Party Honeycomb Stencils
DIY Party Garland Punch
DIY Party Cardstock Pad
DIY Party 12×12 Paper Pad
Clearly Posh Thickers Gold Alpha Stickers

 

Feeling *{LUCKY}*???

Here’s a great last minute St. Patrick’s Day project just for you!

Start out by using your Clover Nesting Dies or hand-cut one of your own. You’ll need to cut 5 Large clovers that you’ll use as your base. Set the large clover aside. Then cut five medium size clover in either another solid card stock or a patterned paper. Lastly, cut five more clovers in the second smallest size. Add letters to the center and add decorative ribbons to tie it together.

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Patriotic Summer Banner

Each summer we host a July 4th barbecue for our circle followed by lawn games and fireworks.  It’s always a great time!  As part of our decor my girls and I always make a banner to hang on our deck to set a festive tone.

This banner is easy to make.  Just choose some papers to match your theme, punch them in your favorite Lucky 8 Punch, and cut them in half.

Using the Crop-A-Dile, add some eyelets to the corners to reinforce the papers.

Then add some twine and string it up.  I love the festive feel it adds!

Bonus tip:  for a smaller scale banner, use your Mini 8 punch and 6×6 papers.

~Aly

Supplies:

Red, White, and Blue Patterned Papers and Cardstock

Lucky 8 Punch–Homemade Pie

Shimmer Eyelets–Blue

Crop-A-Dile

Other: jute twine