Halloween Bat Banner

Hello We R fans! Kimberly here with some fun Halloween décor! I love how my We R Memory Keepers tools not only help me make cards and layouts, but I can use them to create customized home décor! This shelf is in our kitchen and while the Ruler Studio lights and felt garland were cute, the shelf needed color and some more spooky cute accents. Grabbing the Banner Punch Board, I made this batty banner quickly.


After measuring my orange card stock to the size that would work best for my shelf, I used the Banner Punchboard to cut the shapes. I repeated the same sizes and cuts with Clearly Posh Acetate Sheets. The overlay added a fantastic amount of texture and interest. The other thing I was impressed with was how well the Banner Punch Board held the transparency in place while I cut it. I expected the slippery paper to slide, but the magnets worked perfectly!


To adhere the clear sheets to the cardstock, I applied a strip of adhesive to the very top of the card stock. The acetate was adhered, but I hid it with a simple strip of black cardstock.



The bats were created with card stock and Honeycomb Pads. After creating wings from card stock, circles were cut from the Honeycomb pad. The dimension added to the bats is pretty fun!


To hang the batty banner from the shelf, I punched a hole on each side of the top of each banner. My Crop-A-Dile made quick work of that as it cuts through all the layers with ease. Twine was strung through the holes, making adjusting the spacing and length of the twine simpler.



What Halloween décor is in your house? How much of it did you make?



Banner Punch Board

Clearly Posh Acetate Chevron Dot with Black Foil

DIY Party Honeycomb Pad Small; Black


We R Ruler Studio Battery Operated Light Strand

Colors Chantalle Loves: Pink & Gold

Hello We R fans and thank you for joining us this week as we celebrate the colours we all love! If you asked me what my favourite colour was, I would probably answer, all of them! But I do have an affinity for pink I must admit. A deep, lush magenta gets my pulse racing every time!

colors we love graphic-chantalle

Today I want to share some gifting ideas with you. They all share a common rosey glow, but swap out the colour and you can easily customize them to suit you.


Read on as I’ll be showing you how each one came together.


The gold box is just a simple gift box, which I purchased from a dollar store.


I have given it a spotty pattern by using applying some Oh Goodie Gold Foil Stickers.


I finished it off with some twine, an Oh Goodie Starburst Closure and a Clearly Posh Plastic Bow.


This next little box has been wrapped in dark pink tissue paper and been accented with some pops of gold.


I trimmed a piece of Clearly Posh gold spotted acetate to fit as a sleeve around the middle.


On top of the acetate, I have run a length of gold Fringe Tape followed by a strip of light pink ribbon. To finish this one off, I’ve embellished the box with a layered flower, made up of two petals from DIY Party Die Cut Flowers (Bright & Metallic). I’ve given the petals a bit of life by curling the edges gently with the back of a paintbrush.


This gift was wrapped using Pink Oh Goodie Ombré Glassine paper.



This gift also has a sleeve in the middle, created with a sheet of gold vellum from a DIY Party Vellum Pad and a spotted Next Level Embossing Folder. * The guides in the embossing folder make it really easy to get a specific section of embossing on your chosen media.


I ran the vellum around the centre, added a few die cuts and wrapped with twine. A custom tag, created with my DIY Party Tag Punch adds a finished look.



Want a quick gift idea that uses minimal supplies? I’ve used this chocolate gift box heaps as it works as a card and a gift box in one!



The chocolate sits inside the sleeve and the top lifts up to reveal a space for you to write your message.


You will need one sheet of 12×12 paper to make the sleeve. The step by steps below show how easy it is to create. Just start with a strip as wide as your chocolate slab/box. Secure the first bit with double sided tape and then roll up!


The gold paper for the bow comes from a DIY Party 12×12 cardstock pad which I sent through my Evolution Advanced with a Bow metal die.


How about a cute pom pom gift topper? These cuties are so easy to make using a DIY Party Pom Pom maker.


The pom poms take just a couple of minutes to create. I have adhered mine on top of my gift using a glue gun so they stay put.


Finishing touches are some glitter tape (which I have punched), a Wildflower layered tag and a bit of gold metallic thread.


Finally, I have created a very quick bottle sleeve.


The sleeve consists of a sleeve of Ombré Glassine paper, embellished with a few simple supplies like these die cut flowers and butterfly (which are DIY Party Globe covers.)



I hope these will help you if you are ever stuck for ideas on how to jazz up a special gift.



Until next time, Happy crafting!




Diy Party 12×12 Cardstock Pad
Oh Goodie Shaped Paper Clips
Oh Goodie Gold Foil Stickers
Oh Goodie Starburst Closure
Clearly Posh Plastic Bow
Clearly Posh gold spotted acetate
DIY Party Gold Fringe Tape
Oh Goodie Ombré Glassine paper.
DIY Party Die Cut Flowers (Bright & Metallic)
Next Level Embossing Folder
DIY Party Tag Punch
Crush Ephemera
DIY Party 12×12 cardstock pad
Evolution Advanced
One piece bow die
DIY Party Pom Pom Maker
Wildflower layered tags
DIY Party Vellum Pad
Sequin Stickers Gold
Clearly Posh Enamel Dots
Crush Romance 12×12

Celebrate Cupcake Toppers

Welcome to Alpha Week, We R fans! This week we’re sharing projects from our design team that feature letters of all forms, shapes, and sizes. You’ll see letter stickers, Thickers, and even some projects with our new Mini Alphabet Punch Board! So sit back, grab a drink, and enjoy some awesome ABC inspiration!

Hello, We R Memory Keepers readers, Laura here today with some fun cupcake toppers you can easily customize for any party occasion. These cupcake toppers will give you a reason to celebrate any time!

Celebrate Cupcake Toppers by Laura Silva 1

To start creating these cupcake toppers, you will use a 2 inch scalloped circle punch to create cut outs of acetate sheets from the Clearly Posh collection. I used the Confetti Dots with Gold Foil and the Confetti Dots with Silver Foil. I love the acetate sheets. They are clear with a pattern on them, so they work perfect for overlays.

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I added black Thickers chipboard letter stickers to the top of my punch outs, alternating the gold foil and silver foil for every other letter to spell out ‘CELEBRATE’. You could spell out any word you want on your cupcake toppers.

Celebrate Cupcake Toppers by Laura Silva 3

I then cut out more scallop circles using my punch from Mylar gold and silver cardstock sheets. These Mylar sheets are amazing. They are either gold or silver on both sides of the sheet. I have seen some gold cardstock that is gold on one side and silver on the other.

Celebrate Cupcake Toppers by Laura Silva 4

I applied double-sided red tape to the top edge of a lollipop stick for each letter. Peel off the red backing and attach the stick to the back of the acetate sheet and the front of the mylar sheet.

Celebrate Cupcake Toppers by Laura Silva 5

Celebrate Cupcake Toppers by Laura Silva 6

Insert the cupcake toppers into your cupcakes and you are ready to celebrate! You could change up the look of these toppers really easily by changing the color or style of the Thickers letters, or even the background color of the Mylar sheet. You could use numbers from the Thickers sheets to celebrate a particular birthday, you could spell out a name, or any party themed word.

Celebrate Cupcake Toppers by Laura Silva 7

Celebrate Cupcake Toppers by Laura Silva 8




Knock Outs Punch

Clearly Posh Acetate Sheets

Thickers Chipboard Thickers

Bazzill Mylar Cardstock, Gold

Bazzill Mylar Cardstock, Silver

Lollipop Sticks

This to That Double-Sided Super Sticky Red Tape

Disney Dream Album

Hello everyone, Wendy here today with a fun file folder mini I put together for my little boy to hold his memories of Disney.  I knew this album would be experiencing a lot of wear and tear, so I used the sturdy Designer Poster Board to make the base of the album in the perfect “Mouse” colors. It was easy to put this album together using the Template Studio Starter Kit and File Folder Template.

Disney Dream album by Wendy Antenucci

I began by making 3 file folders, since I decided I wanted them to cascade I chose to cut off an additional ¼ and ½ inch before making the edges to allow each edge to be seen.  My thought was each little folder could hold different park pictures.  To create the outer folder, I actually created the same size, but when I scored the folding line I chose to make two score lines to form a larger seam for my book.

Disney Dream album by Wendy Antenucci-2

I chose some of the Clearly Posh embellishments to dress up my cover and I punched a G for my son’s name using the Alphabet punch board.

Disney Dream album by Wendy Antenucci-3

I used some of the 4×6 and 3×4 cards from the Crush collection to decorate each section of the folders and to add a place my son can write down his thoughts (or mommy can).

Disney Dream album by Wendy Antenucci-4

I wanted to add in places to put some pictures which I was able to do using my Fuse and the 4×6 waterfall sleeves.  I chose to fuse 2 or 3 sleeves in each folder depending on the size of the folder.  I punched holes in my photo sleeves using my Cinch.

Tip:  Make sure you use a template that you have created for the hole placement when punching holes in different size pieces.  My 4×6 sleeves were smaller than my folder, but I was able to line up my sleeves with my template and punch holes in the exact locations needed.

Disney Dream album by Wendy Antenucci-5

Different pieces of ephemera either stapled, glued, or clipped down added the perfect touches to decorate this album.

Disney Dream album by Wendy Antenucci-6

And finally I added in a Goodie Bag to allow all those extra pictures my son picked to be stored for his enjoyment.

Disney Dream album by Wendy Antenucci-7

My son is thrilled with his little album, which only took a few short hours to assemble.  The designer poster board and template studio made a wonderful fun album which is sturdy enough for little hands!

Disney Dream album by Wendy Antenucci-8


Supply List:

Crush Paper
Crush Ephemera
4×6 waterfall sleeves
Alphabet Punch Board
Template Studio Starter Kit
File Folder Guide
Designer Poster Board (black, red, yellow)
Clearly Posh Foil Bows
Clearly Posh Ephemera

Boxed Wedding Invitation

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with a fun way to send a wedding invitation. Wedding invitations are the first impression guests will get of your upcoming wedding.  Creating a unique and memorable invitation is easy with a few tools and supplies from We R Memory Keepers.

boxed wedding invitation Kimberly Crawford

Before starting the invitation, I looked at my 1-2-3 Punch Board size chart to see what size envelopes I could possibly create. When I chose the 5” x 7.5” envelope, I was ready to begin making my invitation. I printed my information out onto specialty paper. On the back, I layered a piece of gold paper for an elegant touch.

boxed wedding invitation 8 Kimberly Crawford

Because this will be a destination wedding, at a beach, I thought using the Next Level Embossing Folder Wave would be a fantastic touch of texture. The embossing folder is not long enough to emboss the whole piece of cardstock, so I embossed one half and then the other. Where the two edges meet, the ridges will be covered up by the front and back panels of cardstock.

boxed wedding invitation 3 Kimberly Crawford

The envelope for this invitation is where the whole idea started. I knew I could create an envelope that would be like a box, with tall sides.  The 1-2-3 Punch Board makes it very easy to create. Using a sheet of Clearly Posh Acetate, I punched and scored the envelope according to the directions.

boxed wedding invitation 2 Kimberly Crawford

Once the sides were adhered together, I placed the invitation inside. Because the envelope is like a box, I have space to add fun touches like DIY Party Confetti, or even small shells.

boxed wedding invitation 4 Kimberly Crawford

To close the invitation, I used a gold foil sticker.  Topped with a small sea shell, the look is complete.

boxed wedding invitation 5 Kimberly Crawford

You can see the sides of the envelope and how it holds everything beautifully!

boxed wedding invitation 6 Kimberly Crawford

Tips for mass producing wedding invitations:

  • Gather your fiancé, friends, and family and make fun afternoon of creating!
  • Gather all the supplies you will need first, make sure you have enough paper, supplies, and adhesives. Be sure and have extras on hand for when mistakes happen.
  • Create each part of the invitation all at once. Print all the invitations. Cut all the papers. Score all the lines, etc. You can give each job to one person.

boxed wedding invitation 7 Kimberly Crawford



1-2-3 Punch Board

Next Level Embossing Folders: Wave

Clearly Posh Acetate Sheet: Confetti Dot with Gold Foil

DIY Party Confetti Metallic

Oh Goodie! Foil Stickers; Gold Starburst

Love & Laughter Fringe Scrapbook Page

Hello again! Chantalle with you today, sharing a page that captures some spontaneous, fun moments between my Sister and Niece. I watch her growing up and wonder where the time has gone! I’ve matched the pretty hues of the Honey I’m Home collection and paired it with some decadent gold and a pop of bold animal.

Love & Laughter layout with Fringe Tape by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The star of this show for me would have to be the DIY Party Fringe Tape. Being self adhesive, it’s a snip to apply directly to your projects. Plus, it comes in a large variety of colours, making coordinating a breeze.


Using the printed vertical lines as a guide, I’ve layered Gold, Sky, Meadow and White tape over their corresponding colours.


This pink card with the foiled ‘Love’ comes from a pack of Crush Ephemera.

I’ve also used the Honey I’m Home Card Kit which contains 4×4 insta cards, frames and clear cards. I’ve popped a green card behind my photos to serve as a base and then adhered two clear cards over the top, to add to the title and draw the eye in.


Because the page has so much detail going on, I’ve kept the embellishments sparse. A couple of gold sequins, some stickers and an adorable bow-shaped paper clip from the Oh Goodie! collection. Acetate can be a tricky thing to attach. You could stitch it to your project, use eyelets or a stapler. I recently found a good glue, so I dotted it on the underside of the spots and adhered it my page.


As a final touch, I’ve run some lines of metallic machine stitching for a bit of texture and to finish it off.

Love & Laughter layout with Fringe Tape by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Thank you so much for stopping by today!





DIY Party Fringe tape White

DIY Party Fringe tape Gold

DIY Party Fringe Tape Sky

DIY Party Fringe Tape Meadow

Honey I’m Home ‘Neighborhood’

Honey I’m Home Card & Frame Kit

Honey I’m Home Puffy Stickers

Honey I’m Home Accent Stickers

Crush Ephemera

Clearly Posh Enamel Dots

Clearly Posh 12×12 Acetate Cheetah with Gold Foil

Oh Goodie Shaped Paper Clips

Gold adhesive sequins

Housewarming Party Gift Basket

Hello! Chantalle here again today with an easy and cost effective gift for a friend or relative that is celebrating moving into a new home. This gift basket loaded with goodies will make itself at home at theirs in no time!

Housewarming Party Gift Basket by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I’ve included a few essentials (along with a few treats) inside a pretty, soft woven basket.


TIP: To prevent all the bits and pieces from sinking too low inside the basket, I have used my DIY Party Fringe and Score Board to create some strips of copy paper, which I have scrunched up and placed in to the base. Now the gifts will be peeking out over the top, which is much more pleasing to the eye.


Each gift has been strung with a bit of natural twine and has a tag attached. I chose the twine as it has a lovely relaxed feel and compliments the ‘Honey I’m Home’ collection that I have used, perfectly.


To create the tags, I have used my DIY Party Tag Punch. This is one of my go-to tools at the moment! I absolutely adore how easy it is to use and the fact that it can create three sizes of tags in one tool. Amazing! It can accommodate 2, 1.5 and 1 inch wide strips of paper. Simply feed into the slot, push down the handle and voilà, a perfect tag, ready to fold and snip to your desired length!


One can never have too many pegs I think! The household shapes that are echoed throughout this collection are so so cute. I seriously love the oven gloves, but the pegs are a close second! I love how I could match my gift with a co-ordinating sticker or piece of ephemera on the tags themselves.



How pretty do these beautiful blooms look on some basil!


During all that moving, it’s important to stop for a tea break! I’ve replaced some plain packaging with a clear gift box (dimensions 3.14 x 3.14 x 3.14inch) I made using my 123 Punch Board and a sheet of Clearly Posh ‘Silver Confetti Dot’.  The adorable tea cup die cut shape makes a gorgeous tag all on it’s own!


Inside the box, I have popped some fun confetti. Again, easy as pie to make, thanks to my DIY Party Confetti Punch. In goes the paper and out comes lots of little circles, and best of all, they are in two sizes!!


My final gift is a cute little keychain I’ve made from a house shape wood veneer.


My Power Punch went through the wood like a hot knife through butter! I simply popped a couple of key rings onto the fastener and I was done.


I’ve hung it on the outside of the basket and then strung a bit more twine around the base, punching some smaller holes on either side of a circular ‘Feels like Home’ die cut and threaded the twine through, securing at the back.


Thank you very much for joining me today. Until next time!





123 Punch Board
DIY Party Tag Punch
DIY Party Fringe and Score Board
DIY Party Confetti Punch
¼ Inch Power Punch
12×12 Clearly Posh ‘Confetti Dot Silver’

‘Honey I’m Home’ Collection:

Veneer Shapes
Puffy Stickers
Accent Stickers
12×12 ‘Homemade’
12×12 ‘Family Time’
12×12 ‘Family Ties
12×12 ‘Love & Laugh’
12×12 ‘Light’s Out’

Holiday Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board

During the last few days before Christmas we’ll be sharing some great ideas for last minute gift packaging for goodies, neighbor gifts, friend gifts, and more. Samantha get us started with some pretty String Tie Boxes she made with the 123 Punch Board. Enjoy!

Hello, Samantha here to have a little fun with holiday gifting. This time of year it seems like I can never have enough little boxes for packaging treats and hostess gifts. Today I’m going to show you how to make some string tie treat boxes using the 123 Punch Board, so you’ll always have plenty of pretty packaging on hand.

String Tie Treat Boxes by Samantha Taylor for We R Memory Keepers

Tie up boxes are similar to the regular gift box you can make with the 123 Punch Board, but instead of a flat top, you get a more domed top that you tie up with string or ribbon. To make these stand out even more I made them see through. One I made see through with a window, and the other was made see through by using Clearly Posh acetate to create the box.

You can find detailed instructions for the tie up box in the booklet that’s included with the 123 Punch Board, but I’m also going to share a few photos of my process here.

String tie treat boxes using the 123 punch board by  Samantha Taylor 2

Start by choosing the size box you want to make. Follow the directions for punching and scoring, however, you can skip scoring any of the C lines.

String tie treat boxes using the 123 punch board by  Samantha Taylor 3

You need to cut 2 of the sides away from the box. You can see in the photo above where I’ve made my cuts. If your box is taller than it is wide (my red box is taller than wide, my see through box is not), you will need to trim your flaps down or they won’t fit inside the box. Above, you can see pencil lines drawn where I will be cutting my flaps down. You can also see the pencil lines I have drawn that I will be using to cut my window into my box.

String tie treat boxes using the 123 punch board by  Samantha Taylor 4

Here’s what the box looks like all cut up, before it’s assembled.

String Tie Treat Boxes by Samantha Taylor for We R Memory Keepers

I like to use Sticky Thumb Adhesive Dots to assemble my boxes. They’re strong enough to hold the boxes together, but they’re almost invisible when used with acetate. I filled this box with some yummy caramel filled chocolate cookies.

String Tie Treat Boxes by Samantha Taylor for We R Memory Keepers

I filled the Clearly Posh box with letterpress coasters (you can find a tutorial for making this great hostess gift here). For both boxes, I used ribbon from American Crafts Christmas Ribbon Value Pack to tie up the top.

String Tie Treat Boxes by Samantha Taylor for We R Memory Keepers

No matter what you put in them, string tie treat boxes are a pretty and fun way to wrap up Christmas cookies and gifts! Have you tried making string tie boxes with the 123 Punch Board?



1-2-3 Punch Board
Designer Poster Board Candy Cane
Clearly Posh Confetti Dot Silver
Trim & Score Board
Crop-A-Dile ¼” Hole Punch
DIY Tag Punch
Sticky Thumb Adhesive Dots
American Crafts Premium Ribbon Value Pack Christmas

Pom Pom Snowballs + Free Printable Tags

Hi We R Fans, Aimee here to share a holiday gift idea with you. I am so excited to share these “California” pom pom snowballs.  I think it would so be cute if Santa left these under the tree (or in stockings) for kids of all ages.

Pom Pom Snowballs by Aimee Maddern 1

Here in sunny California we don’t get snow, so I decided to make these pom pom snowballs.

Pom Pom Snowballs by Aimee Maddern 2

I started out making some white pom poms with different types of yarn using the We R Pom Pom Makers. I used the large and medium sized ones for this project. You can see how to make the pom poms in THIS POST.

Pom Pom Snowballs by Aimee Maddern 3

After I had made quite a few pom poms, I decided I wanted to be able to gift these, and how cute would a box from the Clearly Posh acetate pad be. So I got out my 1-2-3 Punchboard and created a 4x4x4 box!

Pom Pom Snowballs by Aimee Maddern 4

I stuffed the box full of “snowballs” and tied the box up with some yarn. I created the “California snowball fight” tag and tied on that cute little gold deer (from Heidi Swapp found at JoAnn).

Pom Pom Snowballs by Aimee Maddern 5

Pom Pom Snowballs by Aimee Maddern 6

Shhh don’t tell, but I love to bombard my boyfriend with a friendly “snowball fight”! Every once in awhile he will be sitting on the couch playing on his iPad and out from nowhere he gets attacked by “snowballs”!

I designed the “California Snowball Fight” tag, but then remembered other places get snow so I made the “indoor snowball fight” tag! You can download the free tags below.

Ca Snowball Fight

Ca Snowball Fight

Supplies Used

Clearly Posh Layout

Hello, Samantha here with you. Today I have a Clearly Posh layout to share with you. I love using Clearly Posh in conjunction with other paper collections, but I’ve never used it all by itself. Today, I thought I’d share a layout that uses almost all Clearly Posh acetate and very little additional paper.

Clearly Posh Layout by Samantha Taylor for We R Memory Keepers

I’ve slowly been working my way through about 1000 photos that I want to scrap from our 10th anniversary trip to Ireland. I thought these 2 photos from Londonderry needed a special layout to stand out, and the great metallics in Clearly Posh fit that bill. One of the most fun ways to make these papers stand out is to layer them up. You can mix and match to create so many pretty combinations. I thought I’d share a few of them with you today, so you can see what I mean.

Clearly Posh Layout by Samantha Taylor 2

On the left is the Cheveron Dot in Gold on the right is the Stripe in Black. They combine to make a pretty dot/stripe pattern.

Clearly Posh Layout by Samantha Taylor 3

This is one of my favorite combos. Take the Stripe in Gold and lay it horizontally, then overlay it with the Stripe in Silver running vertically. So pretty!

Clearly Posh Layout by Samantha Taylor 4

You can overlay 2 of the same patterns as well. It makes for a really stunning paper. Here I used the Black Cheetah print and the Silver Cheetah print. It’s pretty with the Confetti Dot patterns, too.

Clearly Posh Layout by Samantha Taylor 5

For my layout I chose the Stripe in Silver and the Confetti Dot in Gold. Whichever pattern you layer on top will be the more dominant pattern, so I layered the gold dot on top of the silver stripe. I’ve found that the best adhesive to use on Clearly Posh is the Sticky Thumb Adhesive Dots. I hid them behind the photos and behind the polka dots. When the Adhesive Dots are a bit too big to be hidden (like on the Clearly Posh Ephemera), I use the Sticky Thumb Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.

Clearly Posh Layout by Samantha Taylor 6

Since Clearly Posh is such a rich looking collection, you can get by with just a few well-placed clusters of embellishments. Add a title, and you have a Clearly Posh layout.

Using almost all Clearly Posh on a layout was a really fun exercise in creativity, and now I can’t wait to try out some more pattern combinations. What’s your favorite combo of Clearly Posh Acetate sheets?



Clearly Posh Stripe Silver Foil
Clearly Posh Confetti Dot Gold 
Clearly Posh Ephemera
Clearly Posh Enamel Dots
Wildflower Thickers Words
Bazzill Foil Card Stock Gold
Bazzill Foil Card Stock Silver
Sticky Thumb Adhesive Dots .5”
Sticky Thumb Adhesive Dots .25”
Sticky Thumb Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue