Our Favorite Colors: Home Office Decor

Hello and Happy Friday crafty friends! Aly Dosdall here with you again to share a project I made with my current favorite color scheme–Blush Pink, Mint, Teal, and Cornflower Blue.

Home Office Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I recently renovated my craft room and I’m really an aqua/teal kind of girl. My decor before the renovation was mint, teal, blue, aqua, green and brown. But I’m loving all the blush pink I’ve seen paired with those colors recently, so I’ve started following suit.

Home Office Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I started by grabbing papers in my favorite colors from the Crate Paper Oasis and Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams collections.

Home Office Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

First I made a “family” banner with my Mini Alphabet Punch Board.

 

Family banner step out 3

To speed things up I grabbed my Square Punch Board and punched out four 1 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch rectangles, and one 2 1/2 inch square (for the letter M). Then I used my Alphabet Punch Board app to create the letters for my banner.

 

Square Punch Board and Mini Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

I used washi tape to secure the yarn to the back of the letters. I chose a yarn color to match my color scheme, and then tied it to my folding ruler.

Mini Alphabet Punch Board Banner

Home Office Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I added a few embellishments, including a tropical leaf I made with the Happy Jig and some green wire.

 

Happy Jig tropical leaf embellishment by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Then I made some photo frames with my Frame Punch Board to display some of my favorite family photos. I added some more embellishments, including another Happy Jig tropical leaf.

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Happy Jig wire tropical leaf by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Once I finished decorating my folding ruler as the focal point on the wall above my desk, I surrounded it with wall decor in the same color scheme.

Home Office Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I love having my family photos on display over my work area, along with my favorite colors, patterns, and images. It inspires me as I work, and it makes me happy when I look at the wall. Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend!

Supplies:

Happy Jig
Mini Alphabet Punch Board
Frame Punch Board
Square Punch Board
Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams
Crate Paper Oasis

Organization Gallery Inspiration Board

Hello, friends! Tessa Buys here with the latest addition to my craft room: The We R Memory Keepers Organization Gallery Clip Frame.

WRMK Organization Gallery Inspiration Board by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

I am in the process of redecorating and reorganizing my craft room, so I decided to gather magazine clippings, fabric swatches, and other bits and pieces to inspire the choices I’m making.

WRMK Organization Gallery Inspiration Board by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

A big change I am making is moving from aqua to mint in my color palette, so I started by attaching a page from a magazine all about the color mint to the back of my clip frame with washi tape.

WRMK Organization Gallery Inspiration Board by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

I love that the frame is so deep! This allowed me to treat the bottom of the frame like a shelf to add objects that couldn’t be clipped to the wires, like the silk flower, a ruler, and spools of thread.

WRMK Organization Gallery Inspiration Board by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

The Clip Frame comes with clips, but I added so many things to my inspiration board that I needed more! I took a few light bulb die cuts from We R Memory Keeper’s Honey I’m Home collection and glued them to mini clothespins. Talk about a bright idea, right?!

WRMK Organization Gallery Inspiration Board by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

I love the way this looks on my wall and I can’t wait to add more Organization Gallery Pieces to the mix. You’ll love them all, too! Thanks for visiting the blog today and have a wonderful day!

WRMK Organization Gallery Inspiration Board by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Supplies Used:

Organization Gallery Clip Frame

Honey I’m Home Die Cuts

Washi Tape

 

Guest Designer Rebecca Fellows

We’re pleased to welcome Rebecca Fellows as our guest designer on the blog today! Rebecca is joining us for our Friends of We R week, and created some amazing decor projects using some We R tools, and the beautiful Home+Made collection by Jen Hadfield for Pebbles Inc, our sister company. Take some time to enjoy Rebecca’s projects, and then get to know her a little better at the end of the post. You can see more of Rebecca’s work and keep up with her on her social media accounts here:

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Hello!  I’m Rebecca Fellows and I’m so happy to be guesting here on the We R blog today!  Here’s a little background on my projects: When my daughter moved out a couple of years ago I inherited (read: took over!) her bedroom as my craft room.  I wanted to do a gallery/inspiration wall but I am a SLOW decorator so I’ve been adding to the wall a little at a time as I’ve found things I think will work.  As serendipity would have it, I got to work with Jen Hadfield’s Home+Made collection and the colors were EXACTLY the color scheme I had already started in my craft room!  I might have jumped up and down a little and suddenly I was inspired to complete my inspiration wall.  I’d love to show you what I’ve made!

My first project is a perpetual birthday clipboard calendar.  I found a fabulous and free printout from lemonthistle.com. I printed the calendars out on white card stock then cut them to size and adorned the bottoms with strips of patterned paper from the collection.

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I received the 1-2-3-Punch Board in my box and let me tell you, once you start using it, you won’t want to stop!  I decided to use the Punch Board to make some bows.  I made an XS bow to add a little somethin’ somethin’ to the gold clip.

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Then to add a final decorative element to the fun gold-striped clipboard, I cut other patterned papers to various sizes and adhered them directly to the clipboard.  I added a strip of the scalloped gold glitter tape and my calendar is ready to be added to my wall!

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My next project was to dress up my corkboard with a bow garland.  This time I used the measurements on the Punch Board to make 5 medium bows.  I could give you a tutorial about making bows with the 1-2-3 Punch Board but why re-invent the wheel when Aly has a terrific video tutorial?  You can check it out here.

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And here it is at home on the corkboard.

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I had pictured having a pennant garland on my wall as well and lo and behold, a perfect set of dies was included in my box as well!  I tell ya, serendipity!  Let me show you my finished gallery/inspiration wall before I share my last project with you. (Notice the UPLIFT framed art.  The background paper and gold letter stickers are from the Home+Made collection as well!)

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Now last but not least, because I am a card maker at heart, I had to break out the stamp set, do some fussy cutting from one of the amazing floral papers and make a card.

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Remember how I said that glitter tape was already sticky?  I just punched three little circles with one of my We R Power Punches to add a final touch of glitter to this fun and flirty card.

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I loved working with the 1-2-3 Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers and the Home+Made collection by Jen Hadfield and Pebbles.  I hope I’ve inspired you to make your craft space beautiful.

 

REBECCA’S BIO:

I am a wife, mom and grandma who has been paper crafting for about 20 years.  When I’m not in my craft room, you can find me playing games and building new traditions with my family or watching DIY shows and British period dramas with my hubby.

REBECCA’S FAVORITE WE R PRODUCT:

That’s like asking which of my kids I like the best! LOL  But if I had to choose, I would pick either the Envelope Punch Board or the Gift Box Punch Board.  I’ve used those a lot!

REBECCA’S FAVORITE SCRAPBOOKING/PAPER CRAFT TIP:

I think I would say don’t stress if you lose your crafting mojo.  That happens to everyone from time to time.  That’s a signal to switch gears and give that part of your brain a rest.  I promise, your mojo will return as strong as ever when the right inspiration hits!

 

Thanks for joining us today Rebecca, and for sharing your beautiful craft room decor projects!