Birthday Treat Bags

Laura here today to kick off Birthday week! I am excited to share with you how to create these adorable birthday treat bags. They can be used as favors or to place a small gift inside for someone special.

Birthday Treat Bags by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I started by using the Goodie Bag Guide and the DCWV Celebration cardstock stack. This paper stack has all the papers you need to create any kind of birthday party favor, card, decoration, or scrapbook layout. I wanted a bag that was 3.5” wide by 4.5” tall, so I trimmed my paper to eight inches wide.

Then, I used parts A, C, and D of the Goodie Bag guide to create my bags.


Birthday Treat Bags by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Birthday Treat Bags by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Goodie Bag Guide

These papers are cute enough to use by themselves, but I wanted to dress up them up a little bit. I used my banner punch board to create a little mini banner piece for each bag. I trimmed each strip of coordinating paper using my paper trimmer. Then, I used the punch board to create a v-shape in the bottom. Lastly, I trimmed the banner piece to fit my treat bag.

We R Memory Keepers Banner Punch Board

I attached the mini banner and a Pebbles Birthday Wishes ephemera to each of the bags using sticky thumb adhesive.

Birthday Treat Bags by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Then, I used the Happy Jig to create some cute little embellishments to attach to the bag. I created the word “Happy” using the instructions in the book and some of the baker’s twine wire.

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig

With the baker’s twine wire you need to use a little glue or tape at the ends to keep the twine from fraying and coming off the wire. I simply used a little dab of hot glue on each end.

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig

I created the word happy and a heart shape out of twine. I used the blue color wire to create an adorable ice cream cone. It matches perfectly with the ice cream paper. The instructions can be found on the Happy Jig Instagram page.

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig

These little bags are the perfect favors to give your guests for a special birthday bash! And they would be perfect for filling with a few small treats for a cute birthday gift.


Birthday Treat Bags by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Birthday Treat Bags by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I love how the paper, happy jig embellishments, and the ephemera coordinate so well together.

Birthday Treat Bags by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Birthday Treat Bags by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers




Goodie Bag Guide Tool

DCWV Celebration Cardstock Stack

Banner Punch Board

Pebbles Happy Hooray Ephemera Cardstock Die-Cuts

Happy Jig

Happy Jig Baker’s Twine Wire

Happy Jig Color Wire

File Folder Birthday Card

Hello We R fans, and Happy Friday! It’s Aly here again to share a Template Studio project with you. Have you ever bought a group card for someone only to discover that there’s just not enough room for everyone to sign? Well today I’ve got a solution for you! The Template Studio File Folder Guide allows you to make custom size file folders that can also double as large scale DIY group cards. Check out the jumbo birthday card I made below.

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I used my Template Studio to create an 8.5 x 11 inche file folder from some Bazzill Basics Dotted Swiss Poster Board. The instructions were easy to follow, and it took me minutes to create my custom file folder.

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For a video tutorial on how to make file folders with the Template Studio, click play below.


After I made my file folder, I embellished the front with some papers, ephemera, and stickers from the Flower Girl collection.

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I love adding a touch of gold to my projects, so I used some gold foil Thickers from the Wildflower collection, and then punched some letters with my new Mini Alphabet Punch Board using gold paper from the 3×5 Metallic Paper Pad. I got three letters from one sheet.

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To decorate the inside of the card I added a strip of Macaron patterned paper and some punched letters spelling “Happy Birthday”, with a Macaron sticker accent.

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And since the inside of the card is so big, there’s still plenty of room for everyone to sign the card. Awesome!

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The next time you need a group card for your boss’ retirement, a friend’s engagement, or your parents 50th wedding anniversary try making a custom file folder card with the Template Studio!


Template Studio Starter Kit
Template Studio File Folder Guide
Bazzill Basics Dotted Swiss Poster Board
Flower Girl Collection
Mini Alphabet Punch Board
Metallic 3×5 Paper Pad
Wildflower Collection–Thickers

Honeycomb Cupcake Pop-up Card + Video Tutorial

Hello there We R fans, Aly here today! Have you subscribed to our YouTube channel? If not, you definitely need to check it out! We’ve got tons of tool demos, tutorials, and project ideas to inspire you and help you get the most out of your favorite We R products.

Since we’re in the middle of Party Week, I thought I’d share a fun birthday card video tutorial from our YouTube channel. Our DIY Party Honeycomb Pads come in small and large sizes, and are perfect for making party decor for any celebration. But, did you know you that they’re also perfect for lots of other paper craft projects, including pop-up cards? Scroll through the photos, and then check out the video below to see how I used the honeycomb pads and the DIY Party Paper Pad to made this festive cupcake pop-up card!

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DIY Party Honeycomb Pads, Ocean
DIY Party Honeycomb Pads, Blossom
DIY Party Paper Pad
Cakes and Candles Die Cut Ephemera
Cakes and Candles Wood Stickers

Party With The Evolution Advanced!

Hey there We R fans! It’s your blog hostess Aly Dosdall here. How are you enjoying Birthday Week so far? Are you getting some helpful ideas for your next birthday celebration? I know I am!

Today I wanted to share with you how very helpful one of our most popular tools is when it comes to decorating, planning, and preparing for birthday parties. Our Evolution Advanced is your one-stop essential crafting tool for everything party related. (Minus cooking the food, of course!)

Not only can you use the Evolution to die cut embellishments for invitations and cards…

…you can use it to decorate birthday cakes and cupcakes…

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…and you can use it to add that extra special touch your party guests will always remember.

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Whether you’re making containers, banners, decorations or invitations, the Evolution Advanced opens up endless possibilities for creativity and fun. From die cutting, to embossing, to letterpress your party will be unique and special with your own handmade touch.


Birthday Gift Ideas

Handmade gifts are always appreciated and what could be better to receive than an altered Desktop Calendar?

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Creating this project is easy and doesn’t take a lot of supplies.  I used stickers and patterned paper from the Hip Hip Hooray collection and altered a Maya Road Clear Acrylic Calendar. The chipboard tabs were easy to ink and embellish.

Monthly Calendar2

I chose inks that matched the collections to ink the chipboard around the edges.

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Then I covered them with paper cut at 3 3/4 x 5 3/4. I used the 3’8 Corner Chomper to round the corners and adhered to the chipboard using adhesive.

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Now you just have to add the calendar layered with colored cardstock and adhered with 3D foam squares. Finish by embellishing to suit your style.

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Now you’re ready to package up your creation and give it to someone special.

What was a favorite handmade gift you’ve made and then given away?




A Month of Celebrations

Welcome to Birthday Month here on the We R blog!  All month long we’ll be sharing birthday inspiration–invite ideas, birthday layouts, birthday decor, birthday craft ideas–so be sure to stop by often.

Let’s kick things off with some easy storytime party invites for a child’s birthday.  Nursery rhymes and fairy tales are a great starting point for planning a unisex child’s party.  These invites are great for both boys and girls, and can be used as a bookmark once the party’s over.

Here’s a close up of the party details:

To create your own, simply grab some Storytime tags and then trim patterned paper blocks to 6 inches long, and slightly slimmer than the width of your tags.  Cut a “v” shape in the ends.

Place your adhesive at the end of the patterned paper and add the tags.  Print the party detail labels, fill them in, cut them out, and add them along with some brads and ribbon to embellish.

Come back next week and I’ll share a kids craft to go with these party invites.  Cheers!



Storytime Paper Pack



Albums Made Easy Birthday Layout

I used the Albums Made Easy system to create this layout in minutes – literally minutes. I gathered a few of my favorite photos, some journaling cards and the Corner Chomper. I used the 4×4″ photo sleeves (that are awesome for your Instagram Photos by the way).

Use the 1/2″ Corner Chomper to round the edges of the journaling cards, and your photos if you wish. Pick one of the journaling cards to write on, and slip the cards and photos in the sheet protectors.

Supplies: In Bloom Journaling Cards, 4×4″ photo sleeves, Corner Chomper (1/2″ radius).