Throwback Thursday: Interactive Mother’s Day Card

Happy Thursday friends! We hope you’re enjoying the beautiful Mother’s Day projects from our design team this week. Today we thought it would be fun to throw it back to a favorite Mother’s Day blog project from last year by design team member, Chantalle McDaniel. Check out her incredible interactive Mother’s Day Card, video included!

 

Hello We R fans and thank you for stopping in today. With a special day on the calendar fast approaching, I’d like to share a card that I created using the beautiful new Flower Girl collection. It would be perfect for your Mum or someone special you would like to show your appreciation to.

Interactive Mother's Day Card by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

While the idea for this card has been seen before (find a link to create your own here) the way in which you use your supplies and embellish it can make for a stunning and unique gift. I’ve used a combination of Bazzill cardstock for the base and the pretty floral prints of Flower Girl ‘Bouqet’ and ‘Rose Bud’ for the sleeve and inner tray lining.

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The inner tray and outer sleeve were created using my Envelope Punch board. Now, you might be thinking this is way too complex for you to give it a go, but I promise, it was surprisingly easy to put together.

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The little tray pulls out to reveal a pop up surprise. This effect is achieved by three small rows of folded cardstock which have been embellished using Flower Girl ephemera and stickers. I thought it would be a cute idea to add in some ’grass’ to compliment the flora and fauna. I used some DIY Party Fringe Tape in ‘Meadow’ and adhered a strip to the front of each row. I then used a very sharp pair of scissors to snip the squared off fringe in a haphazard fashion, creating the blades of grass.

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Towards the back of the tray there is enough to stash a small present like some chocolates, a gift card or a voucher. (You can adjust this area by spacing your rows a little further apart or closer together.)

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The sleeve can also be kept on the base, with the pop up elements on display in front. I’ve used a wreath shape ephemera on the top of the sleeve, along with two super cute pieces of Flower Girl wood veneer. The word ‘Mom’ was actually the word ‘moment’ from the Flower Girl accents sticker pack. I’ve snipped off the rest of the word and popped it on with a bit of foam tape.

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That cute spring is thanks to bits of acetate I’ve used to back the ephemera.

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Here’s a look at this fun interactive card in action:

I hope you will give this idea a go. It’s such fun to create and even more fun to receive!

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Happy crafting,

Chantalle

Supplies:

Envelope Punch board

Bazzill cardstock

Flower Girl 12×12:

‘Bouquet’

‘Rose Bud’

Flower Girl Ephemera

Flower Girl Wood Veneer Shapes

Flower Girl Puffy Stickers

Flower Girl Accent Stickers

DIY Party Fringe Tape in ‘Meadow’

Mother’s Day Card with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Happy Monday friends, and welcome to Mother’s Day Week here on the blog! This week our design team has cooked up some fabulous project inspiration to show the mother, grandmother, or mother figure in your life just how special they are. Kimberly gets us started with a beautiful card she made with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board!

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Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here today with a special card for Mother’s Day. There is no doubt how special the word “mom” truly is. The word evokes the love we feel for our moms, or mom figures. And for those of us fortunate enough, we know how the name “mom” sounds when coming from our children. (Except maybe after they scream it ten thousand times in row. Wink, wink.)

Mother's Day Card with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To keep the focus on mom and the love we have for our moms, I used the We R Memory Keepers Mini Alphabet Punch Board to create the letters “M-O-M.”

Mother's Day Card with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

So often when I use this punch board, I use solid color paper. This time, I wanted to use the adorable, small heart patterned paper from Dear Lizzy’s Lovely Day.

Mini Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Turns out, the way you put the paper in matters! Be sure to note when you punch your letters, which way you need the pattern to appear. After making the first “m” incorrectly, I saw that I needed to turn the paper sideways.

Mother's Day Card with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To embellish the letters, I used a Font Punch. These clever punches create shapes to add to your letters.

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I punched several leaves from green cardstock using the Font Punch Serif Punch-Elegant. It creates three different shapes with one punch. I chose to only use the leaves, as it worked into my flowery theme.

Mother's Day Card with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

On a couple of the leaves, I added Lovely Day Puffy Stickers with flowers. I also added the word love to my card. This embellishment from the Lovely Day Ephemera pack has rose gold foil on it, adding a special touch

Mother's Day Card with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

This card is larger than normal, as it is an A9 card. I see my mom on Mother’s Day, or send her a package, so slipping this large card into her gift is easy.

Have you started a card for your mom or mom figure yet?

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

American Crafts, Lovely Day:

Shaker Baby Cards

Happy Friday We R friends! I hope you’ve enjoyed all the baby inspiration this week. Today I’m going to finish things off with a set of boy & girl shaker baby cards that I made with my Photo Sleeve Fuse, along with some FUSEables plastic paper and embellishments.

Shaker Baby Cards by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

 

Shaker Baby Cards by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I started by heating up my Fuse tool for 10 minutes. It’s important to let it heat up long enough to get the best results. Then, I used some 2 inch plastic pouches to create shaker pockets, filling them with sequins, and fusing the four sides to the back of the FUSEables card windows. Then I fused the back flap of the card front closed, for a more finished look on the inside of the card.

For the girl card, I added some FUSEables plastic ephemera to the card front with my Fuse tool. No adhesive necessary with the FUSEables plastic paper and Fuse tool! And, I love the way the fused lines look like stitching.

Shaker Baby Cards by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I added a small self-adhesive label where I had typed the word “BABY” with my Typecast typewriter. I love how easy it is to add text to my projects with the Typecast!

To make the boy card, I made the circle window into a baby rattle by cutting a handle from some FUSEables paper with my Cameo.

Shaker Baby Cards by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

For a tutorial on how to cut plastic sheets with the Cameo, CLICK HERE.

Next, I cut a ring out with my circle cutter to go around the shaker window and glued it to the card front.

I finished it off with some FUSEables ephemera, again with only my Fuse tool and no adhesive!

Shaker Baby Cards by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for joining me today. I hope you’ve found some helpful project inspiration. Enjoy your weekend, and be sure to check back next week!

Supplies:

Photo Sleeve Fuse
Heat Resistant Mat
FUSEables card kit

Spring Card

Hey there We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here. I’m so excited to share with you an adorable Easter card and envelope I created using the tag punch and the 1-2-3 Punch Board.

Spring Card by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

I have a little bit of a tag fetish so the tag punch is a favorite of mine. I knew it would make a perfect embellishment to the front of my card. It’s SO easy to use. I simply cut a 2″ strip of patterned paper and punched it with the tag punch. Then, I used the 1-2-3 Punch Board to round the corners of the tag. I love that I could round the corners of the tag without reaching for an additional tool.

Spring Card by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Spring Card by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

The “Lovely Day” collection from our friends at American Crafts has such a fun spring feel. The patterned papers and embellishments I used to create this card are from this collection.

Spring Card by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

When I had the card completed I created an envelope with the 1-2-3 Punch Board and coordinating patterned paper. On the closure flap of the envelope I adhered a small bow. I love that I one punch board has SO many uses. I keep this punch board within reach of my desk because of this reason. I can use it for so many things.

Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’ll see you again soon!

 

Supplies:

1-2-3 Punch Board

DIY Party Paper Punch Tag

Doily Punch

Lovely Day collection

Paper trimmer

adhesive tape runner

liquid glue

Gatefold Birthday Invitation

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with a birthday invitation. Normally I think of children’s parties, when I think of invitations, but why not celebrate in style as an adult? With some great We R Memory Keepers tools and some great paper, making trendy and stylish grown-up invitations is easy!

Gatefold Birthday Invitation by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Gatefold Birthday Invitation by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I started by cutting a piece of patterned paper from the new Pebbles line, Simple Life. Measuring 8 ½
by 5 ½,” these dimensions will allow me to create a basic gatefold card. A gatefold card has two flaps that open to reveal the inside. One flap on the right, and one on the left.

 

I placed my paper in the Trim & Score Board. After cutting the paper, the cutting track was flipped over, and the turquoise flap, flipped into its place. I score the paper at 2 1/8” from the side. Then I flipped the paper over and scored 2 1/8” from the other side. That leaves the paper at exactly 4 ¼” when closed, the size of a basic A2 card.

Gatefold Birthday Invitation by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To keep the gatefold card closed, I cut a piece of patterned paper measuring 2” by 12.” That paper was scored 3 7/8” from each end. It was folded around the card. Adhesive was used to keep the band together on the back side. I created an extra-small bow with the 1-2-3 Punch Board. Because the band is meant to slide off, adding the bow to the front added a festive feel. Along with that sentiment sticker from the Simple Life collection.

Gatefold Birthday Invitation by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

After lining the inside of the invitation with more patterned paper, I typed the invitation wording with the Typecast. What a fun touch!

Gatefold Birthday Invitation by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I lined up the first two words and typed the rest based off its position. Once the paper gets slightly higher, don’t forget to slide those black rollers over the paper. It keeps things lined up perfectly!

Gatefold Birthday Invitation by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To send off the invitation, I used the 1-2-3 Punch Board to create an envelope with coordinating papers from the same collection.

Gatefold Birthday Invitation by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Who is thinking maybe celebrating a grown-up birthday might not be so bad? What kind of invitations would you make?

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers

Pebbles-Simple Life by Jen Hadfield

Handmade Cards with the Evolution Advanced

Hello We R friends and Happy New Year!

It’s Chantalle with you today and I’m so happy to be able to share some more ideas with you in 2017. Being a part of the We R Memory Keepers team continues to be a dream come true! I’ve been playing with my clever Evolution Advanced machine and created some cards with a bit of a twist.

Evolution Advanced Card Set by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Embossing and die cutting has never been easier, thanks to the Evolution’s universal platform system. For this interactive birthday card, I have used a couple of metal die shapes – a Bow and a part of the new Gift Card Holder die set.

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I’ve used a piece of the die set, which would normally create the bottom section of the gift card holder sleeve. The die was placed over some DIY Party Vellum, onto my Lifestyle Crafts Magnetic Mat. This mat is AWESOME. I love the fact that I can make use of exact placement (just look at how tight the spacing is on that piece of vellum!)

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I folded the sleeve up and taped it shut on three sides, as per the fold guides. The sleeve has been embellished with some beautiful ‘Moonstruck’ Washi Stickers and Ephemera from Pink Paislee.

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The sleeve lifts off to reveal a little battery operated birthday candle. Make a wish!

I’ve adhered the candle to a Moonstruck journalling card from the Ephemera pack. Underneath, I marked out where the switch for the candle sat and used my kraft knife to carefully cut out the area, enabling the receiver to switch the candle off when not in use.

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My next card makes use of a bit of embossing. Did you know that you can use your Next Level Embossing Folders with more than just paper?

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I remember using this technique in a class I taught once, which was super fun! I’ve cut down a sheet of thin metal into about business card size. I then placed this inside my Heart embossing folder and ran it through my Evolution. Doesn’t it look fabulous! One of the hearts has been given a splash of colour with an alcohol marker.

Note: This cute embossing folder comes in a twin pack with a dot pattern one as well.

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To finish off my shining tag, I used my Crop-a-Dile to punch a hole near the top. I then used my Crop-A–Dile Scallop/Stub Corner Chomper tool to give the top corners a decorative edge. The tag was finished off with a bit of thin black ribbon and a coordinating tag, created with one of my favourite tools – the DIY Tag Punch. My tags were placed onto some black cardstock, over which I have adhered a 3×4 journalling element, cut from a sheet of  #1 Moonstruck 12×12 paper.

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To echo the dark script print I’ve used on my card, I have used some black glitter texture paste through a script stencil.

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The ends of my ribbon were also given a professional finish, thanks to my Ribbon Cutter. If you use a lot of ribbon on your projects you will love how easy it is to cut and seal your end pieces on giftwrap or bows etc.

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My third card makes used of some die cutting as well. Instead of making a formal card, I’ve created a little gift envelope, which has been fashioned out of some Bazzill Printed Acetate and my Envelope Punch Board. (Another must have tool for your stash!!)

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I love that one can grab a sneak peek of what’s inside the envelope. I’ve typed up a personalized birthday wish for a friend directly on to the journaling card, using my Typecast Typewriter.

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Below the note is another journaling card, which I have cut to a specific shape to hold a special treat, in the form of a gift card. Using the same Gift Card Holder die set from earlier, I went about die cutting, with only the bottom bit of the die set, which has the notch area to hold a card as shown below.

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Pop a card into the notch and you’re all set to give a great gift! The top note and bottom card holder have been joined together with an eyelet, set by my Crop-A-Dile.

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I hope these ideas will inspire you to try a different take on your next special card. Thank you for joining me today.

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Til next time!

 

Chantalle

 

 

Supplies:

 

Evolution Advanced

Next Level Embossing Folder

Typecast Typewriter

Typecast Journaling cards (pink/gold & blue/rose gold)

Bazzill Printed Acetate

Ribbon Cutter

Envelope Punch Board

Gift Card Holder Die Set

Bow metal die

Crop-a-Dile

Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper scallop/stub

DIY Party Vellum Pad

DIY Party Tag Punch

 

Pink Paislee Moonstruck:

06, 01, 10 12×12 papers

Vellum

Ephemera

Word Jumble Stickers

Puffy Stickers

Washi Stickers

Boy/Girl Holiday Gift Card Holders

Hello everyone, Wendy here today to share some holiday gift card holder ideas perfect for boys or girls.  Have you tried the pop-up dies yet from We R Memory Keepers?  What fun these dies are!  I used the Pop-Up Gift Box die to create these gift card holders.

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My first card I made was for my daughter.  I used the Urban Chic collection to decorate the card and box, but only a few touches were necessary with such an interactive card.

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I die cut the box from white cardstock because I knew I wanted to use the Teal Chevron Washi tape to decorate the box.  Every girl needs some bling, so after punching twirls and poinsettia leaves from the font punches I added in some red gemstones for a girly touch.

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For my son’s card, I wanted to create a woodsy type card, so I used the Hello Five collection.  The blue plaid with the addition of some mountains, a raccoon, and the star, my snowman made the card front. For a step by step video tutorial for making the gift card holders, visit my YouTube channel HERE.

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I chose to decorate the inside of my card with a snowy scene for my snowman.  I cut my Pop-Up Gift Box again with the plaid and blue star to decorate my box.  The red chevron washi tape added a pop of Christmas to my box and the green font punch pieces were the finishing touch to my card.

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Design Tip:  Adding quick messages to your cards is so easy with the use of the Typewriter and Typecast labels (especially when you’ve already assembled your card)!

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A few gift cards later and I have small personalized gifts that I am able to give to my children, friends, and family!  Thanks so much for joining me today, have fun creating for your holidays!

 

Supplies:

Mini Rhinestones

Sequin Stickers

Chevron Washi Tape:  Coral, Teal

Plastic Bows

Urban Chic Stickers

Urban Chic 6×6 pad

Bazzill Foil Candy Necklace

DIY party 12×12 pad

Frame Punch Board

Holiday Font Punch Serif

Elegant Font Punch

High Five Good Vibes Paper

High Five Epic Paper

Evolution

Pop-Up Gift Box Die

Pop Up Dies Project Inspiration

With the holidays coming up quickly, we thought we’d share some project inspiration using our new Pop Up Dies. These dies are perfect for handmade holiday cards and gifts. When paired with our Evolution Advanced tool, you’ll be set for some fabulous holiday crafting! Check out what our in-house design team created with these awesome crafting supplies.

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Use the new Pop Up Gingerbread House die set to create a DIY snow globe or a darling pop up house card.

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Our Gift Card Holder is the perfect solution for your neighbor, friend, teacher, and co-worker gifts!

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The Pop Up Gift Box die set is the perfect mix of a handmade interactive card, and a gift card holder. These new tools will definitely make your holiday craft projects turn out beautifully! Available in stores and online now.

Supplies:

Pop Up Gingerbread House Dies
Pop Up Gift Card Holder Dies
Pop Up Gift Box Dies
Evolution Advanced

Precision Press Card Set

Hello there! Tessa Buys here with a set of cards created with my new favorite We R Memory Keepers tool – the Precision Press.

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When it comes to my stamping abilities, “precision” is not a word that comes to mind. I never seem to be very happy with my results. However, the Precision Press is a total game changer for me! Every stamp has been crisp, clear, and exactly in the right position. And playing with the CYMK inks and stamps has made the experience even more fun!

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To demonstrate how easy it was to stamp this floral design, these photos are of my very first attempt. The instructions were simple to follow and the results fantastic!

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I decided to fussy cut the design because I wanted to adhere it over several strands of string.

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I used foam adhesive to attach the cut out pieces over the string. The card front is also attached to the card base with foam adhesive.

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I used the We R Memory Keepers typewriter and some Typeset stickers to create my sentiments.

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I finished off each card with a sprinkle of We R Memory Keepers sequin stickers. I love the subtle sparkle that white sequins have set on white cardstock.

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Thanks to the Precision Press, this non-stamper may just become a stamping pro after all. If you’re a reluctant stamper like me, I think you’ll fall in love, too! Happy creating!

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Supplies:

Precision Press

CYMK inks

Floral Stamp

Sequin Stickers

Typecast Typewriter and Collection

 

 

Birthday Pop-Up Gift Box Card

Hello, We R readers, Laura here! Some of my nieces and nephews are getting older and no longer want toys for their birthdays. I like to do gift cards because then they can buy whatever they want from a store I know they will love. However, I feel like giving a gift card by itself can be a little boring. The new pop-up gift card holder dies are perfect for creating a special card you can use to give a gift card that makes it so much more fun!

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To start creating your card, you will need to cut out one box and two smaller card holder pieces from double-sided cardstock using the pop-up gift box dies and the Evolution Advanced. Using the magnetic mat really helps to keep everything in place.

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To assemble the gift box, you will start by adhering the two card holder pieces together and then folding in the middle. The half circle notches will line up once folded in half.

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Fold back the ends of the card holder and adhere to the third square on the box die cut.

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Then, you will fold the opposite ends of the card holder back and adhere to the first square on the box die cut. (This is the one with the first triangle flap.) Adhere the flap on the end of the gift box to the opposite side to close the box.

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To attach the box to your card, you will adhere each of the triangle edges on the bottom of the gift card box to either side of the fold on your card. I created a card base from textured cardstock. My card is 5 ½ x 5 ½ inches wide and was the perfect size for adding the pop-up gift card box.

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I embellished the front of the card with elements from the Flower Girl collection. I started with a frame. Added a “happy” sticker and a little goose sticker. I finished it off with the word “birthday!” using gold thickers.

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This pop-up gift card box birthday card is the perfect way to send or give a gift card to someone special. And since you are cutting out all the pieces yourself, the possibilities are endless for designs, styles and holidays. These cards would make wonderful Christmas gifts as well, simply by changing out the sentiment on the front.

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Supplies:

 

Evolution Advanced

Pop-Up Gift Box Cutting Dies

Adhesive

Flower Girl Collection

Thickers