Graduation Shaker Card

Hey there We R fans, Nancy here with a look at the some We R punches and all the ways they can be used to create a beautiful graduation card. Punches are a great way to add some pizazz to any creation! They are easy to use and can pack a powerful punch of design interest!

Hey there We’R fans, Nancy here with a look at the some We R punches and all the ways they can be used to create a beautiful graduation card. Punches are a great way to add some pizazz to any creation! They are easy to use and can pack a powerful punch of design interest!  [Congrats 01]  To create this fun shaker card, begin with a white card base with a large die cut circle in the center. Use the Clear Cut Circle Punch to center another circle through the back of the card. This adds a nice clear window accent to the card base.   [Congrats 02]  Use the Sprinkles Punch and an array of rainbow colored cardstock to create the filler for your shaker. This punch has a very handy catch tray that keeps all of those tiny pieces in a neat spot until you are ready to use them up!  [Congrats 03]  To create the shaker, use the Fuse tool and a page protector to create a small pocket that fills the window of the card. Fill it with the sprinkle punch pieces and tiny sequins. Before you attach the shaker to the front panel, don’t forget to use the Precision Press Advanced to add the sentiment to the front of the card. This nifty tool gives you a perfectly stamped impression every single time. It’s very handy if you have a hard time aligning stacked sentiments like in this card.   [Congrats 04]  A few small embellishments are all it takes to create a fun and unique shaker card. Using punches is a great way to give your cards a little pop!   SUPPLIES: Clear Cut Circle Punch, Sprinkles Punch, Precision Press Advanced

To create this fun shaker card, begin with a white card base with a large die cut circle in the center. Use the Clear Cut Circle Punch to center another circle through the back of the card. This adds a nice clear window accent to the card base.

Make a shaker card with the Clear Cut Punches by We R Memory Keepers

Use the Sprinkles Punch and an array of rainbow colored cardstock to create the filler for your shaker. This punch has a very handy catch tray that keeps all of those tiny pieces in a neat spot until you are ready to use them up!

The DIY Party Sprinkle Punch by We R Memory Keepers

To create the shaker, use the Fuse tool and a page protector to create a small pocket that fills the window of the card. Fill it with the sprinkle punch pieces and tiny sequins. Before you attach the shaker to the front panel, don’t forget to use the Precision Press Advanced to add the sentiment to the front of the card. This nifty tool gives you a perfectly stamped impression every single time. It’s very handy if you have a hard time aligning stacked sentiments like on this card.

Hey there We’R fans, Nancy here with a look at the some We R punches and all the ways they can be used to create a beautiful graduation card. Punches are a great way to add some pizazz to any creation! They are easy to use and can pack a powerful punch of design interest!  [Congrats 01]  To create this fun shaker card, begin with a white card base with a large die cut circle in the center. Use the Clear Cut Circle Punch to center another circle through the back of the card. This adds a nice clear window accent to the card base.   [Congrats 02]  Use the Sprinkles Punch and an array of rainbow colored cardstock to create the filler for your shaker. This punch has a very handy catch tray that keeps all of those tiny pieces in a neat spot until you are ready to use them up!  [Congrats 03]  To create the shaker, use the Fuse tool and a page protector to create a small pocket that fills the window of the card. Fill it with the sprinkle punch pieces and tiny sequins. Before you attach the shaker to the front panel, don’t forget to use the Precision Press Advanced to add the sentiment to the front of the card. This nifty tool gives you a perfectly stamped impression every single time. It’s very handy if you have a hard time aligning stacked sentiments like in this card.   [Congrats 04]  A few small embellishments are all it takes to create a fun and unique shaker card. Using punches is a great way to give your cards a little pop!   SUPPLIES: Clear Cut Circle Punch, Sprinkles Punch, Precision Press Advanced

A few small embellishments are all it takes to create a fun and unique shaker card. Using punches is a great way to give your cards a little pop!

 

SUPPLIES:

Clear Cut Circle Punch

Sprinkles Punch

Precision Press Advanced

 

 

 

Happy Jig Project Roundup

Hello and Happy Friday friends! We’re finishing up Happy Jig Week with a roundup of project ideas created by our amazing in house design team.

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig Project Roundup

There are so many ways to use your Happy Jig creations–take a look at a few project ideas below, and enjoy the inspiration!

Scrapbook Page

Add custom titles and embellishments to your scrapbook pages with the Happy Jig! Choose your wire color, and your design, and add a personal touch to your memories.

Happy Jig Scrapbook Page

Handmade Card

Create your own card sentiments with the Happy Jig! Use one of our designs from the instruction manual, or our @werhappyjig Instagram feed, or create your own.

Happy Jig Card

Planner Accents

Add accents, paper clips, and titles to your planner. They’re easy to make with the new Happy Jig!

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig Planner Accent

Party Decor

Spice up or personalize your party decorations with the Happy Jig! Easily add names, dates, and other details in your choice of color.

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig Cake Decor

Home Decor

Customize your handmade home decor with the Happy Jig. We just love this adorable cactus photo display!

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig Photo Display

Home Organization

Label your cork board, storage containers, or command center with the Happy Jig! Keep your life organized in style.

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig Cork Board

Thanks for stopping by. We hope you’ve found some helpful ideas. Have a great weekend, and happy crafting!

Happy Jig Card

Hey there We’R fans, Nancy here with a closer look at the Happy Jig. It’s a way to re-wire how we thinking about crafting. The Happy Jig lets you create custom words and shapes in a rainbow of colors. Now let’s take a look at how to create a simple embellished card.

Happy Jig Card by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

Start by using the Happy Jig guide book to place small, medium and large pegs in the grid for the design you have chosen. Here, I chose the coffee cup and the rose gold wire to create this warm treat. The directions are easy to follow and this cup took me just minutes to create. You can also find additional design guides on the We R Memory Keepers Instagram account. I will be using graph paper to create some of the own custom shapes in the future!

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig

One of the best things I love about the Happy Jig is that includes storage right in the tool base itself. A place for the included wirecutters and pegs is convenient and neat – that’s my kind of organization. I like how easy it is the keep all of those little pegs handy.

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig

To adhere the lightweight wire shape, use embroidery floss and a few stitches to sew it to the background. Next, use watercolors to add color to the center of the coffee cup shape. Stamp the sentiment and adhere a border of patterned paper to the edge of the card.

Happy Jig Card by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

The Happy Jig is such a fun and innovative way to make custom wire shapes. I love how flexible and easy the wire is to work with. The fun colors are an added bonus! The Happy Jig is compact and contains storage for all components. It packs a wide variety of design possibilities and shapes!

 

SUPPLIES: Happy Jig, Happy Jig Wire Bundle

 

Valentine’s Day Card with the Score Board

Hello We R fans! Kimberly Crawford here today with a Valentine’s Day card. I don’t know what it is, but I love, love, love making cards for Valentine’s Day! Maybe its because red is my favorite color, but I am guessing it mostly has to do with the fact that I get to send cards to people who mean so much to me! One way to make my cards really stand out is by creating a rosette. Making rosettes of all sizes is a breeze with the We R Memory Keepers Score Board!

Valentine's Day Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Rosettes are a folded circle of sorts. They add a ton of dimension. I love how I see large rosettes being hung on walls for party décor, so I thought, why not make a card-sized version? While I am sharing a smaller size, you can easily adapt these instructions to create rosettes for scrapbook layouts or large ones for party décor!

Valentine's Day Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To create a card-sized rosette, begin by cutting a piece of patterned paper measuring 1” wide by 12” long. Using the We R Memory Keepers Score Board, score the paper every ½” for the entire length of the strip of paper.

We R Memory Keepers Score Boar

Tip: Place the paper slightly below the top of the scoring space. When you place your scoring tool inside the line groove at the top, sliding down from there over the paper makes the score lines cleaner.

We R Memory Keepers Score Boar

Once the score lines are completed, fold the paper to create mountains and valleys. Meaning you will fold the paper forward on one score line, and then backward on the next score line.

We R Memory Keepers Score Board

 

After the entire strip of patterned paper has been folded, adhere the ends together, making sure to continue the pattern. Use strong adhesive.

Clear Cut Circle Punch by We R Memory Keepers

A flat circle needed to be created to hold the rosette in place. The We R Memory Keepers Clear Cut Circle Punch was the ideal size. A circle was punched from the same patterned paper, as the first step.

Valentine's Day Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Cover the punched circle with glue, strong glue. Push the center of the scored paper circle down to create the rosette. Carefully place it over the top of the glue. It will need to be held this in place for several minutes. Consider laying something down on top of it, to keep everything adhering as flat as possible.

Valentine's Day Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Once the rosette is dry, go ahead and embellish and decorate it. I used the Pebbles, Inc. collection, Forever My Always to add special touches. With rosettes, pennants always seem to add a nice contrast to the circular shape. Plus, that heart-shaped die cut in the middle of the rosette is perfect!

Valentine's Day Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Who will you be making Valentine’s for this year?

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers

Pebbles, Inc. – Forever My Always

Holiday Cards with the Layered Stamps

Hi there! Aly Dosdall here again, and today I’m sharing a holiday card set that I made using the Gifts Layered Stamps and some festive papers from the Falala collection by our sister brand, Crate Paper. Check it out!

Holiday Cards with Layered Stamps by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

If you haven’t worked with the Layered Stamps yet, you should give it a try! They’re so much fun, and so easy to use. I’m not an expert stamper, but I really enjoyed creating with this stamp set. I love that I can customize the colors for my image so it coordinates perfectly with my project.

Holiday Cards with Layered Stamps by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

There are three stamps in this set, and each builds off of the one before to create a multi color image that adds dimension to your projects. They’re numbered, so you know exactly what order to stamp them in. Start with the lightest color for stamp 1, and move sequentially to the darkest color for stamp 3.

We R Memory Keepers Layered Stamps

The Layered Stamps include a guide that helps you align each stamp correctly so that your final image is a success. The guide really takes the guesswork out of the process–I love it!

Holiday Cards with Layered Stamps by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Cards with Layered Stamps by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I added a frame around each stamped image that I made with the Frame Punch Board and some papers from the Falala collection. Then I used a couple of die cut stickers from the collection for my sentiment and finished off each card with a few Sequin Stickers.

Holiday Cards with Layered Stamps by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you’re finding some helpful inspiration for making holiday cards. Be sure to come back tomorrow for a holiday card roundup. See you next time!

Supplies:

Gifts Layered Stamps
Frame Punch Board
Gold Sequin Stickers
Crate Paper Falala collection

 

Holiday Card with the Tear Guides

Happy Tuesday, We R fans, Laura here today! I am excited to be sharing this fun Christmas tree card you can make easily with the Tear Guides that are part of the new Basic Tools that have recently been released.

Tear Guide Christmas Tree Card by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I started by choosing some papers from the DCWV All About Christmas Stack. I love using papers from a paper pad because it is effortless to create a cohesive project that looks wonderful.

I alternated between the two sides of the zigzag tear guide, tearing some of the papers with the large zigzag and some with the small zigzag. Lay the tear guide on your paper, and then pull the paper at a 45 degree angle to the guide.

Tear Guide Christmas Tree Card by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Go slow, and if you are using paper that is hard to tear, you can use the special water pen that comes with the guides. I found when tearing using the small side, it helped to have a little more paper to grab to get a cleaner edge.

Once I had torn each of the papers I wanted to use, I trimmed them all to about 1 ½ inch by 5 inch strips using my paper trimmer. I attached the torn layers using my Sticky Thumb adhesive.

Tear Guide Christmas Tree Card by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Then, I used my paper trimmer to create a triangle shape with the attached strips of paper. This created my Christmas tree.

Tear Guide Christmas Tree Card by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I used a coordinating paper to create a card base for my tree. I attached the tree to the card base using adhesive foam dots.

Tear Guide Christmas Tree Card by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Since the patterned paper is only one sided, the inside of my card was white and blank. I used one of the sentiments I found in the paper pack and cut it out. I adhered it to one of the patterned papers I used for the tree on the front.

Tear Guide Christmas Tree Card by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Then, using the ½” layer guide, I trimmed the patterned paper to create a perfect ½ inch border around the sentiment card. I repeated this process with a second sheet of patterned paper. Then, I attached the whole thing inside the card.

Tear Guide Christmas Tree Card by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

The tear guides make it easy to add some texture to your designs. There are three different guides that come in the pack – zigzag, wave, and deckle. These are so fun to use to add some dimension to your project.

Tear Guide Christmas Tree Card by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Tear Guide Christmas Tree Card by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies:

Tear Guides
Christmas Paper
Adhesive
Layer Guides

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

Handmade Card with the Hexagon Clear Cut Punch

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here today with a card made with a fantastic new tool! The Clear Cut Punch is an anywhere punch. Meaning, if you like something in the middle of your patterned paper, no problem! And as a card maker, the possibilities for these punches are endless! I started off basic today, but I cannot wait to use these more and more!

Clear Cut Punch Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

For this card, I used the Clear Cut Punch Hexagon. The punches come apart into three pieces. All the pieces are magnetic, allowing easy alignment for perfect punching.

Clear Cut Punch Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

On this piece of Pebbles patterned paper, I wanted to give shape to the words “love.” I started by placing the teal guide over the image I desired. Then, I placed the base of the punch underneath that, so that the patterned paper is sandwiched between the base and teal guide. As you are doing this, if the paper slides, no big deal. It is easy to maneuver the paper between the two pieces. Which makes this type-A girl very happy!

Clear Cut Punch Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

When everything is aligned, place the top of the punch over the rest. The magnets will help the punch click together. After it clicks together, punch away!

Clear Cut Punch Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

How fun to add a unique shape to these patterned papers! I punched several images and chose my favorite to place on my card.

Clear Cut Punch Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Clear Cut Punch Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

One extra finishing touch I added was washi tape, with the ends notched with the Washi Chomper. Another new tool that will not leave my desk!

Clear Cut Punch Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

With several shapes to choose from, which is your favorite Clear Cut Punch shape?

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

Pebbles Jen Hadfield Simple Life

Dial Trimmer Coupon Card

Hello everyone!  It’s Eva here showing you a coupon card made with the new Dial Trimmer and the Photo Sleeve Fuse Tool.

Dial Trimmer Coupon Card by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The new Dial Trimmer has 6 different tools in one but one I love the most is the Perforate Tool, I used this feature to create a coupon card for a teen girl made with the Girl Squad collection by our friends from Pebbles Inc.

To decorate the front of my card I cut several 6 x 6 papers with the Wave Tool from my Dial Trimmer and glued them to the front of the card.

Dial Trimmer by We R Memory Keepers

Dial Trimmer by We R Memory Keepers

Next I used my Sprinkle Punch and decorated the inside of the card with matching colors and a shaker pocket created with a plastic sleeve and a FUSEables card base.

Sprinkle Punch by We R Memory Keepers

Photo Sleeve Fuse + Sprinkle Punch by We R Memory Keepers

I marked my paper with 2.5 inch squares and typed my “coupons” with my Typecast Typewriter.  Because the paper is going to be folded like an accordion, I typed front and back left a space in the middle.

Typecast Typewriter by We R Memory Keepers

Using the Dial Trimmer with the Perforate Blade, create a perforated line every 2.5 inches.  Embellish the blank squares with paper and fold like an accordion.

Dial Trimmer Perforate Blade by We R Memory Keepers

Dial Trimmer Perforate Blade by We R Memory Keepers

To finish the front of the card use Stickers and Die Cuts from the same Girl Squad Collection.

Dial Trimmer Coupon Card by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Dial Trimmer Coupon Card by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

 

 

The coupons are glued inside the card and everything is held together with some twine.

Dial Trimmer Coupon Card by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

This was a Teen Girl card but you could modify this card for many occasions! The receiver just needs to slightly pull the paper and the coupon will tear off perfectly! Isn’t it cool!

Dial Trimmer Coupon Card by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I love to receive (and give) interactive cards, they are so much fun! Did you already think of someone to give a coupon card to?

Dial Trimmer Coupon Card by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Typecast Typewriter
Fuseables Card Kit
Pebbles Girl Squad Collection
Waterfall Sleeves 4×6 inches
Fuse Tool
Fuse Mat
Fuse Ruler
Dial Trimmer
Sprinkles Punch

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.