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

Holiday Gift Bags

Hello and welcome We R Fans!

I can’t believe that Christmas is just a few short weeks around the corner! We must be having fun because time sure is flying!

Now is a great time to make a start on those festive projects like cards and kris kringle gift ideas. These quick and easy gift bags created with the new DCWV Very Merry Premium 12×12 Stack and my Envelope Punch Board are sure to impress!

Holiday Gift Bags featuring the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board and DCWV Very Merry Premium Stack

Holiday Gift Bags featuring the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board and DCWV Very Merry Premium Stack

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – my Envelope Punch Board is one of my most favourite WeR tools. It’s so easy to use and produces perfect results every time.

Holiday Gift Bags featuring the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board and DCWV Very Merry Premium Stack
The Very Merry 12×12 Stack comes bursting with rich festive prints and luxurious foil detail. There wasn’t a print I didn’t like and has both neutrals, traditional gingham and also includes some journaling spots. Another great thing about this pad is that the paper is double sided so the inside of my bags had a pretty print and a bit of colour contrast!

Holiday Gift Bags featuring the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board and DCWV Very Merry Premium Stack

I was thrilled to learn a new way to create using this particular punch board. I have shown some highlight shots below, but you can also click here to watch a video tutorial.

 

TO START:

You will need a sheet of 12×12 paper for each bag

A ruler and craft knife or scissors

Adhesive

 

  • Next, you are going to make your first punch at 1 ½ inches and score down along the line. Rotate your paper 90 counter clockwise and then punch at 3 inches and score. Rotate again and punch and 1 ½ and score and then rotate again and punch and score at 3 inches.

 

  • Now, flip the paper over and lining up the score lines, depending on which one is visible at the particular corner, go about punching and scoring at the same intervals. Rotating the paper as before.

 

  • Once you have all the punch and score lines created, you will see your grid kinda divides into a thinner section and a thicker band through the middle. We are going to create some extra score lines to create the little triangular ‘flaps’ (for lack of a better word) that will form the inside of the bag and the closure. If you see the third image in the collage below, you can see how I have run a line across each of the four corners so that the triangular part folds in.

 

  • You can also go ahead and round the corners of the little triangle shapes you have punched.

 

  • Now, one uses either scissors or a knife and ruler (I used my Supreme Ruler which was big enough to run across the whole 12×12) and cut from the top point of the thicker band down towards the centre of the paper on either side. Don’t cut into the thinner band. Repeat on the opposite side so you have two large bands of paper. (These will fold up to form the front and back of the bag.)

 

  • For the side of the bag, we have to do a little more trimming. If you look at image 5 below, you can see I have shown some lines where we are going to create some cuts. You can use scissors and trim about an inch away from the fold line of the thinner band. DON’T cut along the fold line as you won’t be able to close your bag.

Cut four of these lines and you will end up with a cross shape.

 

  • Image 6: Fold in the bits we have created above, run some adhesive on the underside of each closure flap and fold up your bag.

 

  • You’ll be left with a rectangular shape. Fold three of the flaps inside the bag, as shown in image 7 leaving one open which will fold over the bag at the end to close.

 

  • To give the bag it’s shape, gently pinch the corners near the top and squeeze together, creating a soft ‘v’ shape on each side.

 

  • Fold the last flap over the top and you are good to go!

Holiday Gift Bags featuring the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board and DCWV Very Merry Premium Stack

I’ve given my bags a bit of a twist by creating some die cut areas using my circle, bracket and tag Clear Cut Punches. I’ve also added some quick and easy embellishments like a paper bow and other bits using the scraps that I trimmed when creating the bags.

Holiday Gift Bags featuring the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board and DCWV Very Merry Premium Stack

Holiday Gift Bags featuring the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board and DCWV Very Merry Premium Stack

The clear window on this bag was so easy to create. I just lined up my WRMK Circle Clear Cut Punch and popped a circular shape into the front of the bag. I placed some lightweight acetate behind the area and filled my bag with treats!

Holiday Gift Bags featuring the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board and DCWV Very Merry Premium Stack

The bow was created using my Evolution Advanced and a metal Bow Die. This is an awesome die to have in your collection as creates a bow in one piece that folds together.

Holiday Gift Bags featuring the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board and DCWV Very Merry Premium Stack

Holiday Gift Bags featuring the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board and DCWV Very Merry Premium Stack

This neutral bag with its cute house pattern was folded with the method above and embellished very simply with some glitter ribbon. I have popped another die cut shape on this one, this time using my WRMK Bracket Clear Cut Punch and backed the area with a foiled sentiment from the Very Merry Paper Stack.

Holiday Gift Bags featuring the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board and DCWV Very Merry Premium Stack

I just LOVE the fact that you can use the Clear Cut Punch wherever you like! They are also very to punch – here you can see I even punched with the paper upside down!

Holiday Gift Bags featuring the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board and DCWV Very Merry Premium Stack

This cute red bag has a few more embellishments in the form of some wood veneer. One has been coloured using a brush pen, which is a super quick way to add a splash of colour to them.

Holiday Gift Bags featuring the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board and DCWV Very Merry Premium Stack

I used the left over bits from the bags to create some embellishments for my bags. The WRMK Tag Clear Cut Punch creates a little tag and mini banner. I folded some leftover circles in half and glued them together so create a 3D shape. I also created some short tags using my DIY Party Tag Punch, which are going to come in handy for my Christmas cards!

Holiday Gift Bags featuring the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board and DCWV Very Merry Premium Stack

Here’s a close up of this bag…

Holiday Gift Bags featuring the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board and DCWV Very Merry Premium Stack

The gold-foiled banner shape also comes from the Very Merry Stack, which I have hand cut from the sheet of journaling spots.

Holiday Gift Bags featuring the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board and DCWV Very Merry Premium Stack

I hope you will be inspired to play with this ‘Very Merry’ Paper Stack and your Envelope Punch Board!

Holiday Gift Bags featuring the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board and DCWV Very Merry Premium Stack

Happy Creating!

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

DCWV Very Merry 12×12 Premium Stack

Envelope Punch Board

Supreme Ruler

Evolution Advanced

Crop a Dile Eyelet Setter

DIY Party Tag Punch

Bow Metal Die

Pebbles Bat Clothespins

WRMK Tag Clear Cut Punch

WRMK Circle Clear Cut Punch

WRMK Bracket Clear Cut Punch

 

 

 

 

Holiday Pillow Boxes

Hey there We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here to share some adorable winter themed pillow treat boxes that I created with some of my favorite We R Memory Keepers tools and the DCWV Winter Frost Premium Stack. The holidays will be here before we know it. This time of year, it’s always nice to have some little gifts on hand for those unexpected (or if you’re like me, forgotten) gifts.

Holiday Pillow Boxes by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

I decided to create a few little gifts with my the pillow box punch board, the heart clear cut punch, and the tag punch. These cute little treat boxes came together within a matter of minutes with these tools.

The base of the box is created with patterned paper and the pillow punch board. The instructions are right on the board and so easy to follow.

Holiday Pillow Boxes by Becki Adams featuring the We R Memory Keepers Pillow Box Punch Board and the DCWV Winter Frost Premium Stack

After creating the base of the pillow boxes and before adhering them together, I used the heart clear cut punch to punch a heart window in the middle of each box. I covered each heart with a piece of clear plastic to make a cute heart window on each box.

Holiday Pillow Boxes by Becki Adams featuring the We R Memory Keepers Pillow Box Punch Board and the DCWV Winter Frost Premium Stack

When I had the boxes finished, I punch a tag for each box with the scraps of patterned paper and the tag punch. I love this punch! It makes creating tags SO easy! Each tag is tied to the pillow box with white string.

Holiday Pillow Boxes by Becki Adams featuring the We R Memory Keepers Pillow Box Punch Board and the DCWV Winter Frost Premium Stack

It’s that easy to create these cute treat boxes. I hope you’re inspired to create some quick holiday gifts with your favorite We R Memory Keeper tools. Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’ll see you again soon!

 

Supplies:

Pillow Box Punch Board (available at JoAnn Stores)

Heart Clear Cut Punch

DIY Party Tag Punch

DCWV Winter Frost Premium Stack (available at JoAnn Stores)

Thankful Jar

Hello everyone! Welcome to the We R blog! It’s Eva Pizarro here today sharing how to turn a common mason jar into a Grateful Jar with the help of your favorite We R tools.

Grateful Jar by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Gratitude is a beautiful virtue and what better way to practice it than with a Grateful Jar? You can use it with your family or to give to a friend during this holiday season. I decorated the jar and the lid and also hung a tag with a few papers for writing down things you’re grateful for.

Grateful Jar by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To make the tag I cut some 2×3 plain copy paper and then used the Perforate blade on my Dial Trimmer to make them tearable.

Dial Trimmer by We R Memory Keepers

I stapled my paper together with The Staple Board set at “L” for large, and then glued this pad of paper to a tag.

Staple Board by We R Memory Keepers

The tag has a scallop border made with the Dial Trimmer and I used the Reinforce Hole Punch to decorate it.

Grateful Jar by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The jar is just a common mason jar that has a Thickers phrase attached. I love these pink Thickers from The Heart of Home Collection by Pebbles. Aren’t they super cute?

Grateful Jar by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Finally, to decorate the lid I used some papers from the same collection and a heart I made using my Heart Clear Cut Punch. You can punch anywhere on the page and align everything perfectly. I love these punches!

Clear Cut Heart Punch by We R Memory Keepers

Have you ever made a Grateful Jar? You can start this year! Teach your kids that you can find a reason to be grateful everyday.

Grateful Jar by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a great week!

Eva

 

Supplies:
Reinforce Hole Punch
Clear Cut Punch–Heart
Dial Trimmer
Staple Board
Heart of Home Collection by Pebbles Inc

Turkey Place Cards

Hello, We R fans! Laura here today with some adorable turkey place cards for your Thanksgiving table. Every year we host Thanksgiving at our house for my parents, my husband’s mom and grandma, and usually some friends and other relatives. I think it can be really fun to add a little something extra to the table with Thanksgiving place cards for each person.

Turkey Place Cards by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

To make these place cards, start by trimming orange cardstock to four inches by six inches. Score and fold in half. Then, run one half through the Evolution Advanced with the gemstone embossing folder.

Evolution Advanced and Next Level Embossing Folders by We R Memory Keepers

Use the circle template to cut out circles from the gold honeycomb pad to create the turkey’s belly. Adhere the turkey to the bottom of the folded orange card.

DIY Party Honeycomb Pads and Stencils by We R Memory Keepers

Use the clear cut circle punch to cut circles out of patterned fall themed paper. Then, use the circle punch to create the “feathers” for the turkey. You do this by placing part of the circle into the punch to create a leaf shape.

Clear Cut Circle Punch by We R Memory Keepers

The clear cut punch is great for this because you can see exactly what you are punching. You can get two feathers out of each circle you punch out. Adhere the feathers to the to top of the turkey’s belly using adhesive.

Use the clear cut tag punch to trim out little flag shapes from white cardstock. I love the clear cut punch because I can use scrap paper and see exactly what I am going to be trimming.

Clear Cut Tag Punch by We R Memory Keepers

Write the name of the guest on your white flag and then adhere to the bottom right of the place card. These are adorable and would be a fun craft to make with the kids. Creative turkeys are one of my favorite ways to decorate for Thanksgiving.

Turkey Place Cards by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

This little turkey would also look adorable on a Thanksgiving card or scrapbook layout as well.

Turkey Place Cards by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies

 

Evolution Advanced

Next Level Embossing Folder

Gold Honeycomb Pad

Honeycomb Stencils

Clear Cut Circle Punch

Clear Cut Tag/Banner Punch

Pebbles Harvest Papers

Orange and White Cardstock

Mini Album with the Clear Cut Punches

Hello and welcome back to the blog today!

My friends and I, together with our families, gather annually at my house for a Halloween celebration. The kids absolutely love it and we all look forward to it each year. To celebrate this tradition, I have popped together a little album using the new Pebbles Midnight Haunting and a few of my Clear Cut Punches. I can’t rave about these punches enough!! My current obsession – I am using them on almost every project I create. Put them where you want them punch and go! Create ephemera or interest on a layout by matting punched areas. They are so much fun and so easy to use. Grab a cuppa as I share a few step by steps and close ups!

Halloween Mini Album with the Clear Cut Punches by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The album comprises several folded pages, adhered inside a cardstock folder, which is secured with some tiny brads and black twine.

Halloween Mini Album with the Clear Cut Punches by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers
I started off by trimming several sheets of patterned paper from the Pebbles Midnight Haunting collection down to 4.5 inches across and 9 inches in length. I then folded them in half.

Halloween Mini Album with the Clear Cut Punches by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers
For some of my album pages, I wanted to create a pop up book effect, so I went about cutting some lines freehand, into the paper. Basically, you just cut two parallel lines (the width apart will depend on how wide the image or piece of ephemera is that you want to stand out is) from the fold in, towards the cut edge of your paper. (see image below) One then folds the cut bit over, while the paper is still closed. By doing this, once you open the paper, the cut piece will stand out from the rest of the paper after you pull it inwards. (See last image below)

Halloween Mini Album with the Clear Cut Punches by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I created a few slightly different variations of this ‘pop up’ card and then glued them back-to-back so when you turned the page, it would automatically show the next page in the album.

For the cover, I used a sheet of deliciously dark Bazzill Licorice Twist foiled speciality cardstock. This heavy card has a slightly debossed and black foiled dot print, perfect for a Halloween project. I measured out the size, just loosely running the card around the perimeter of my album contents, and then went about trimming it and scoring it using my Trim & Score Board.

Finally, I glued my album to the cover and popped some mini brads into each bit that opens, running a bit of black twine around one side for a closure.

Halloween Mini Album with the Clear Cut Punches by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers 

Let’s take a look inside the album…

Halloween 2010 was our first ‘official’ party. Erin was just a little baby so no crazy shenanigans, haha! We had so much fun that it set off a tradition! The photos have been machine stitched for a bit of interest, with journaling done on my Typecast Typewriter.

Halloween Mini Album with the Clear Cut Punches by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The next page has a little witchy pop up element. Just a single strip on this one, which has an image of a mummified Josh and I. He was so annoyed that year as his outfit kept unraveling!

Halloween Mini Album with the Clear Cut Punches by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I used my Circle Clear Cut Punch to punch a circle into the paper and I then matted it    with some pretty florals. I tried to stitch around the area but I wasn’t happy about the wonky effect, so I cheated and added some stamp stitching.

 Halloween Mini Album with the Clear Cut Punches by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The rest of the pages follow a similar formula – a larger image with some detail or a second page with a pop out highlight.

Halloween Mini Album with the Clear Cut Punches by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

A Pebbles spider die cut was given a coat of glittering black embossing powder and sits proudly on top of his paper web!

Halloween Mini Album with the Clear Cut Punches by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

On this page, I have again used the Circular punch on both the top and bottom sections, to highlight some photos.

Halloween Mini Album with the Clear Cut Punches by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Our parties serve up some amazingly spooky treats!

Halloween Mini Album with the Clear Cut Punches by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

To highlight the spookalicous delights, I have lined up the two images inside the circle punch (how great that you can see exactly where you are punching!!) I just punched the corners off which then created a perfect recess for a circle shape punched earlier.

Halloween Mini Album with the Clear Cut Punches by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Here you can see how cute the little Midnight Haunting ephemera piece looks propped up on the circle.

Halloween Mini Album with the Clear Cut Punches by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Five years of Halloween fun already… hello 2015!

Halloween Mini Album with the Clear Cut Punches by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

You may have noticed that I have used the Bracket shape Clear Cut Punch to create a shape, which I then trimmed in half and stamped as date markers. Another super cute embellishment you can create is using the Tag Clear Cut Punch and mix patterns to create teeny layered tags!

Halloween Mini Album with the Clear Cut Punches by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The next page has another pop up element. I’ve mounted a house-shaped piece of ephemera and added Josh AKA Death, in the background. I love this pop up effect – it gives a great sense of depth.

Halloween Mini Album with the Clear Cut Punches by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

What a bunch of cuties in 2016!

Halloween Mini Album with the Clear Cut Punches by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I have used my Bracket Clear Cut Punch again and using my image as a guide, punched in to some pretty floral paper from the 6×6 Pad. I lined up the image on top of the paper to see how much space I had to work with for placement of the “Bootiful’ die cut. Once I was happy, I slid the photo out carefully and punched only the paper.

Saving the cutest little Trick or Treater ‘til last! My neighbour’s little one was utterly adorable in his ghostly get up. I cut three slits into this paper and adhered a trio of ghoulish die cuts. I love their sweet little faces and how they stand out on the page!

Halloween Mini Album with the Clear Cut Punches by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The Bracket punch highlights a cute sentiment from a sheet of Midnight Sentiments. I hope this little album inspires you to capture any traditions you may have!

Halloween Mini Album with the Clear Cut Punches by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I especially love how this album captures years of fun in one compact little package. Enjoy experimenting with your Clear Cut Punches. I have no doubt you will love them as much as I do!

Thanks so much for joining me today.

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

Typecast Typewriter
Trim & Score Board

Pebbles Midnight Haunting:

6×6 Pad
Ephemera
Brads
Accent Stickers
Puffy Stickers
Creepy Crawly 12×12
Midnight Sentimentals 12×12
Hocus Pocus 12×12
Autumn Plaid 12×12
Eek 12×12
Eyes on You 12×12
Swirling Leaves 12×12
Pumpkin Patch 12×12
Haunted Mansion 12×12
Pebbles Bat Clothespins
WRMK Tag Clear Cut Punch

WRMK Circle Clear Cut Punch
WRMK Bracket Clear Cut Punch
American Crafts Spookalicious Foam Letter Stickers
Bazzill Dot Licorice Twist Cardstock

WRMK Black Sequin Stickers
American Crafts Zing Black Glitter Embossing Powder

 

 

 

 

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

Scrapbook Page with the Heart Clear Cut Punch

Hello We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here, to share a layout with you that I created with the brand new Clear Cut Punches.
Scrapbook Page featuring Clear Cut Punches by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
I chose to work with the heart punch and create shaker boxes along the top of my layout. The laser square was the perfect tool to make sure that the hearts were straight along the top of the page. Even though I chose patterned paper for the background of my layout, the hearts are punched out of white cardstock. After punching the hearts out of white cardstock the shaker boxes were so easy to create.
Scrapbook Page featuring Clear Cut Punches by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
I simply added acetate behind the punched hearts. Then, I added dimensional adhesive around each heart making sure that the edge of the heart was completely surrounded with adhesive. After adding the adhesive, it was time to add the sequins to each shaker box. The sequins gave the hearts a fun sparkle!
Scrapbook Page featuring Clear Cut Punches by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Under the shaker boxes I added a 5×7 photo of my daughter and my niece. To add a little bit of color behind the photo I added layers of patterned paper. Along the top of the patterned paper layers, I used the Tab Punch Board to create tabs. On each tab I used letter stickers to spell out the date and the names of my daughter and niece.
Scrapbook Page featuring Clear Cut Punches by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Below the beautiful photo you’ll see that I added a title and a bit of journaling.
Scrapbook Page featuring Clear Cut Punches by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Scrapbook Page featuring Clear Cut Punches by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Using three awesome tools from We R Memory Keeper’s tools made this layout come together quickly with a unique design. What is your favorite We R Memory tool to create with? I’d love to see what you create with the Clear Cut Punches.
Scrapbook Page featuring Clear Cut Punches by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’ll see you again soon!
Supplies:

Heart Clear Cut punch
Tab Punch Board

Easy Thanksgiving Hostess Gifts

Happy Halloween friends! Aly here with you today to share a cute and practical project idea to help stretch your crafting budget. This year I collected lots of adorable Halloween papers and embellishments thinking I would use all of them, of course. Well, today’s Halloween. How’s my project list coming? I think it’s safe to say I have a bit more Halloween product leftover than I had planned, LOL!

Don’t put those Halloween collections away quite yet. You can still put them to good use over the next few weeks so you can get a bit more mileage out of them even if Halloween is over. Check out these Thanksgiving hostess gifts I made with my new my Hexagon Clear Cut Punch, the DIY Party Board, and some papers from the…wait for it…Pink Paisless Spellcast collection!

Thanksgiving Hostess Gifts by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Thanksgiving Hostess Gifts by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I selected some of the less Halloween-themed papers from the collection that include fall colors, and then grabbed some of my favorite We R tools.

Thanksgiving Hostess Gifts by Aly Dosdall with the DIY Party Board

I followed the directions on the DIY Party Board to make treat cones, and cut my paper according to the directions. I love that everything I need is right on the board!

Thanksgiving Hostess Gifts by Aly Dosdall featuring the DIY Party Board

I assembled my treat cones, filled them with goodies, and then closed the top flaps with my favorite adhesive when working with 3D paper crafts–Red Double Sided Sticky Tape from American Crafts. Can’t live without it.

Next, I made some simple gift tags using my Hexagon Clear Cut Punch and one of the papers from the collection. I used my punch to capture select patterns from the paper. Using the “punch anywhere” feature, I was able to use the exact spot on my 12×12 paper that I wanted. There are so many possibilities with the Clear Cut Punches!

Thanksgiving Hostess Gifts by Aly Dosdall featuring the Hexagon Clear Cut Punch

I used some Heidi Swapp planner alpha stickers to add sentiments to the hexagon tags. Then I cut out some gold foil monograms from the vellum paper in the collection, and added them together with the hex tags I punched. Including a silk fall leaf with the tags adds the perfect touch for Thanksgiving! I punched them all with my Crop-A-Dile and then attached an eyelet where I threaded some gold Stitch Happy Metallic Thread and tied it in a bow.

Thanksgiving Hostess Gifts by Aly Dosdall with the Crop-A-Dile

Thanksgiving Hostess Gifts by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I used my double sided red tape again to attached the completed tags to the treat cones. I love how they turned out!

Thanksgiving Hostess Gifts by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Thanksgiving Hostess Gifts by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I also love that I was able to use my tools to help make the most out of my Halloween themed paper collection. Being able to select the exact fall colors and patterns I wanted from the collection really helps to stretch it farther than I could otherwise.

Thanks for joining me today. Be sure to stop by each day this week for more projects from our team featuring the new Clear Cut Punches!

 

Supplies:

Clear Cut Punches–Hexagon
DIY Party Board
Crop-A-Dile
Eyelets
Stitch Happy Metallic Thread–Gold
American Crafts Red Double Sided Sticky Tape
Pink Paislee Spellcast Collection

 

 

 

Card Week: Clear Cut Punch Halloween Card

Hello crafty friends! It’s Aly here today sharing some card inspiration. I love making handmade cards and sharing them with friends. I collect them in baskets and then pull one out whenever I have the need. It adds that extra special touch when I need to share something with a friend or loved one. I also love how helpful We R tools are for cards. They make the creative process faster and more fun!

Clear Cut Punch Halloween Card by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Check out this festive Halloween card I made using the Pink Paislee Spellcast collection, the new Clear Cut Circle Punch, and some of my other favorite tools!

Clear Cut Punch Halloween Card by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I started by trimming my card layers, and trimming and scoring my card base with the Dial Trimmer. It’s so convenient to have multiple blades in one tool!

Next I used the Circle Clear Cut Punch to create a shaker pocket window on my card. Then I punched out a 3×4 inch frame with the Frame Punch Board and placed it around the shaker pocket.

Clear Cut Punches and Frame Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

I added some sequins and acrylic shapes to a 2×2 pocket from the FUSEables card kit, and then sealed it shut with the Photo Sleeve Fuse.

Photo Sleeve Fuse by We R Memory Keepers

I added a stitched border around the shaker window with my Stitch Happy and some Gold Metallic Thread. Tip: to sew the circle border I traced it lightly with a pencil first, and then sewed it by rotating the handwheel to control the speed.

Stitch Happy Sewing Machine by We R Memory Keepers

Finally, I assembled and embellished my card with a few stickers and die cuts. I tied some Gold Metallic Stitch Happy Thread around the sentiment to add emphasis.

Clear Cut Punch Halloween Card by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Clear Cut Punch Halloween Card by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

What I love about the new Clear Cut Punches is that you can punch anywhere on your paper. I’m excited to try this technique with the other shape punches! Thanks for joining me today, and happy cardmaking friends!

Supplies:

Clear Cut Punch–Circle
Dial Trimmer
Stitch Happy sewing machine
Stitch Happy Metallic Thread–Gold
Photo Sleeve Fuse
FUSEables Card Kit
Frame Punch Board
Pink Paislee Spellcast Collection