Happy Fall Card

This Saturday the craft industry is celebrating World Cardmaking Day, so this week on the blog we’ll be featuring handmade cards from our design team. First up is Shellye with a cute and clever fall card she made using the…wait for it…Crush Valentine’s Day collection. What? Check it out below!

 

Hello, We R fans!  Shellye here with a “Happy Fall” card made with leftovers from the Crush Valentine Collection!

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This beautiful photo on Pinterest caught my eye, so it used it for inspiration:

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I started by making the pumpkin from a 3X5 piece of the “Love Defined” paper.  I used the Alphabet Punch Board and rounded the edges as you would in making the “O”.  Next I punched the decorative “v” shape into one side.  I used a dark orange chalk ink to add some shading around the edge of the pumpkin.

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I also wanted to add some fun texture, so I used the smallest tool from the DIY Party Pom Pom Maker and black/orange twine to whip up a fun embellishment.  They’re quite fun to make (I’m thinking a string of these would be cute for a Halloween garland!)

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I love the new Frame Punch Board, so I used it to make a 4X6 frame from the “XOXO” Paper.  The opening was filled with a plain piece of black cardstock.

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The pumpkin was added to the center of the frame with foam adhesive and then embellished with an acetate star from the Crush Ephemera Pack and the pom pom.

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To mimic the decoration on the inspiration photo, I used the gold comma stickers from the Crush Thickers and then topped a few with aqua enamel dots from my stash.

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“Happy Fall” was spelled out using the letter stickers found on the Crush Sticker Assortment Sheet.

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To carry out the aqua color, the “Hypnotized” paper was used as a mat and then mounted onto the 5X7 card front.

Happy Fall!

Supplies:

Crush Collection: Hypnotized Paper; XOXO Paper; Love Defined Paper; Sticker Sheet; Ephemera Pack
Pom Pom Maker
Alphabet Punch Board
Frame Punch Board
Black Cardstock

 

 

I Love NY Frame

Hello, WRMK friends!  Shellye here today.  I had an absolute blast on my recent trip to New York City and I wanted to share my love in this fun frame!

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I took a standard 8X10 frame from the dollar store and removed the glass.  I cut a piece of the Crush “XOXO” paper down to 8X10 to use as the base.

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Next, I brought out the Alphabet Punch Board and the 3X5 Metallic Foil Pad and punched the letters “I, N, Y”.

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I added them to the base paper and machine stitched around the perimeter with a straight stitch.

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I printed out one of my favorite photos from the trip and used the Ruler Studio Frame to give it a nice border before attaching.

I used Ephemera Die Cuts from the Crush collection, some cute arrow clips from the Oh Goodie! Shaped Paper Clips and gold sequins to embellish.

Such a fun way to commemorate a favorite trip and still have a nice decorative piece for the home!

Products:

Crush Collection: Die Cut Ephemera;  XOXO Paper
Oh Goodie!: Shaped Paper Clips
Alphabet Punch Board
Metallic Foil Pad

 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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

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

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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!

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Supply List:

Crush Paper
Crush Ephemera
Cinch
Fuse
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

Welcome Baby Tags

We’re celebrating sweet little ones all week long on the blog with Baby Week! Our team has created some adorable inspiration for gifting, party decor, DIY projects and more. So, be sure to check in often this week so you don’t miss out!

 

Hello everyone, Wendy here today to a few tags I created to welcome a new baby, boy or girl.  I created a star from the ruler studio to display the tags, or any other fun pieces that seem to accumulate when a baby comes.

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I began my tags by cutting out a few bows in boy and girl colors using my Evolution.  The Crush Paper Clips were perfect little additions to add to the bows to allow me to clip a few items together for my tags.

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My next step was to create some fun little sentiments for my tags.  Using my evolution and the Rise & Shine embossing dies I was able to quickly add sentiments to my tags.  I used some inks to further highlight the sayings.

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To keep the process simple on my tags, each tag had a sentiment, a bow, a doily (to add a soft baby touch), patterned paper, and a few fun pieces to dress up the tags.

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My last step in creating my tags was to add in ephemera and stickers as needed to dress up the tags so that they were display worthy on the star ruler studio piece.

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Each of my kids has a box of little mementos which I have saved for them.  I hope these tags will end up one day being saved for someone else’s mementos and always bring them joy to look back on!

 

Supply List:

Crush Simply Stated Paper
Crush Ephemera
Crush Paper Clips
Crush Stickers
One Piece Bow Die
Rise & Shine Embossing folder

 

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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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!

 

Chantalle

 

Supplies:

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

DIY Rosette Bunting

Hello, everyone!  Shellye here with a celebratory project using the DIY Fringe And Score Board and Rosette Punch. This single bunting piece is quite large, so adjust it to the size you need and string several together to create a fun length of bunting to decorate with!

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To get started, I used four sheets of 12X12 Black Cardstock.

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Before placing the score tool onto the track of the Fringe Board, I selected the 1” option.

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Next, I placed the edge of the paper up to the 1” mark on the board and began scoring.  For heavier papers it may be necessary to score two or three times.

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Once that line of scoring has been completed, move the last score line so that it lines up with the 1” mark; repeat the scoring over the remainder of the paper.

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For the top layer of the bunting, I chose the “Romance” 12X12 paper from the Crush Collection.  I used three pieces of the patterned paper that measured 6”X12”.  The paper was then scored in the same fashion as the black cardstock.

Now to add design to the edging of the paper: use the Rosette Punch  and align the score line up with the arrow on the punch.  Move the paper so that it skips the very next score line and punch on the next line.  Accordion fold the papers and adhere edge to edge with the following paper.

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Because this is half of a rosette, you will need a strip of paper or ribbon to secure the bunting /fan shape.  I cut a strip of the Pink Designer Poster Board to 1”X 22” and attached to the top flap.  The smaller bunting piece was then adhered to the top inside flap of the bottom bunting piece.

Two holes were punched at the top with the Crop A Dile and a length of ribbon was strung through for hanging.

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An 8” circle was also cut from the Pink Designer Poster Board and used to cover up the center of the bunting.  It was embellished with Crush Alpha Stickers and gold Sequin Stickers.

This would also make a cute door hanger to greet baby or again, make several to string together and create a festive bunting!

SUPPLIES:

DIY Fringe And Score Board
Rosette Punch
12X12 Black Cardstock
Crush Romance 12X12 Paper
Crop A Dile
Crush Alpha Stickers
Gold Sequin Stickers
Crush Die-Cut Ephemera

 

 

 

Alphabet Punch Board Mini Album

Hello there We R fans, Wendy Antenucci here today. I had so much fun playing with my Alphabet Punch Board and I can’t wait to show you what I created.  This was also my first time using the Cinch, wow what a great tool!

A Mini Book featuring the Alphabet Punch Board by Wendy Antenucci for We R Memory Keepers

I decided that I would create a mini book about my family, documenting who we were as we enter 2016 and a new season in our lives.  I decided that I would punch out the first initial of each of the kid’s names, what fun it was to take a 3×5 piece of paper and see how each letter was going to form!  To really make things shine I chose to use the gold metallic paper, perfect for my little stars, and even better was that the paper was perfectly cut to fit the punch board.

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I printed up a little questionnaire that I had used in an earlier version of this getting to know you album and had each of our family fill out the questions.  For the littler ones I wrote their answers and had them sign their names, the middle kids had a little help answering the questions, and the big ones went to town giving their answers.

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I added a 4×6 picture of each of our family on a piece of patterned paper with a few pieces of ephemera and/or stickers added to dress up the design of the book.  I kept the decorations simple as a 6×6 book isn’t that large and I wanted to keep the focus on each individual.

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Designer tip: To get my punched letters into my book I mounted each on a transparent sheet so that my letters didn’t move around.  My letter on the front of my book was punched using the Cinch, but I used a piece of cardstock which I temporarily adhered my letter to, to get the right placement.

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I really enjoyed the Alphabet punch board and can’t wait to create more with it.  I’m thinking a birthday banner for my little boy will be up next!

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Supplies:

Crush 12×12 Cardstock
Crush Party Favor Bag
Crush Ephemera
Crush Accent Stickers
6×6 Designer Board Book
Cinch
Clearly Posh Confetti Dot – Gold Acetate
Clearly Posh Confetti Stripe – Black Acetate
Alphabet Punch Board
Metallic 3×5 paper pad

Valentine Gift Box

Hi there, Laura here today to share with all of you a cute and easy Valentine’s Day gift box and tag you can whip up in no time. When giving gifts, I like to make the packaging just as special as the gift itself. I used the 1-2-3 Punch Board to create a gift box that will work well for any small gift. You can create this box to fit any gift from as small as about 2 inches up to 4 inches. These would make adorable favor boxes to use for a little candy treat at a Valentine’s party.

Valentine Gift Box by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

To start with you will use the 1-2-3 Punch Board to create a box. Mine is 4 inches x 4 inches x 4 inches and uses a full 12 inch x 12 inch sheet of paper. I used paper from the Crush collection. The whole collection is perfect for Valentine’s Day crafting.

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After you create the box, you will make a gift tag/card to go on the top of the box. I used a paper trimmer to cut out a piece of gold foil paper to 3 ½” x 4 ½”.  I ran the gold foil through the Evolution Advanced with the heart embossing folder. Then, I punched the corners with a round corner chomper.

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I cut out a 3” x 4” tag from the Crush collection paper collection. I rounded the corners on it and attached it to the gold foil paper with adhesive foam squares. Then I added a ‘LOVE’ ticket to the tag with more foam squares. I used regular adhesive to attach a gold foil heart to the top of the ticket.

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Finally, I created a small bow using the 1-2-3 punch board and attached it to the top of the banner using adhesive.

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I attached it to the top of the box and it is ready for giving!

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Supplies:

1-2-3 Punch Board
Crush Collection paper and ephemera
Evolution Advanced
Heart Embossing folder
Gold Foil Paper
Corner Chomper
Paper Trimmer
Adhesive Foam Squares

Valentine’s Day Cookie Bags

Hello there We R fans! Kimberly Crawford here. Besides having a passion for paper crafting, I love to bake! Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to bake tasty treats to give to loved ones and friends. The Goodie Bag Guide makes creating and customizing a bag to hold those yummy treats easy!

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The Goodie Bag Guide allows you to customize the size of your bags. Using the measurement guide that comes with the tool, I was able to determine how wide a bag I would need for my cookies. Realizing that I need a little more help, I traced one of my cookies onto paper and used the paper while creating my bags.

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The Ombre Glassine papers from the Oh Goodie collection are not only food safe, but lovely! I chose the red paper for this bag. On the bag, I added a couple of tags from the Crush Ephemera pack. For more color, I added a strip of paper trimmed from the Crush paper; Key To My Heart. The bag is closed with a Vintage Clothespin. So cute!

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The second bag was made and decorated the same, using more lovely supplies from the Crush line, and, who could resist using another Vintage Clothespin?!

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I saved my favorite bag for last. After making a few bags,  my mind began to wander to my favorite things; die cutting and embossing. Then I remembered my Next Level Embossing Folder with hearts!

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After creating and assembling my bag, I placed it in the embossing folder and ran it through my Evolution. I turned the setting to the thinnest paper setting on the dial. It embossed brilliantly!

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Take a look at the wonderful texture it added to the bag! I continued using more stickers and ephemera from the Crush line and added one more dimensional touch with a Decorative Paper clip. The arrow shape seemed fitting to add to a heart.

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What kind of treats do you like giving out for Valentine’s Day? What will you put in your Goodie Bag?

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Thanks for stopping by!

Kimberly

 

 

 

 

Supplies:

Goodie Bag Guide
Glassine Paper Pack-Oh Goodie! Ombre
Oh Goodie! Decorative Paper Clips
Oh Goodie! Vintage Clothespins
Crush Double Sided Card stock: Key to My Heart
Crush Double Sided Card stock: Crush Cards
Crush Die cut card stock Ephemera
Crush card stock stickers: Alpha, Words, and Icons
Next Level Embossing Folder: Dotted
Evolution

Valentine Card Set

Hello there! Tessa Buys here with a confession – I have a pretty big crush on my kids. One of my favorite Valentine’s Day traditions is to make them Valentines. This year, the Crush collection was absolutely perfect for the job!

Crush Valentine Cards by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers
The first step was to choose a die cut and/or stickers that I thought “fit” each person. With the big variety of stickers and die cuts in the Crush collection, you’re sure to find something just right – I didi! Next, I chose different patterned papers for each card in a red, pink and gold color palette.

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I love the gold foil accents in the Crush line, and to highlight them I added gold metallic thread. I used the same technique on each card. Before adhering the card fronts to their bases, I wrapped the thread around the card bases several times, securing each end with a little bit of tape.

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I used foam adhesive to attach the die cut pieces. The added dimension makes the cards more interesting and fun.

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When my oldest son was four, he called cupcakes “pupcakes”. One day while I was cleaning, he swaggered into the room with a top hat on his head and said – in his best British accent – “Hello, pupcake!” I nearly died of laughter and treasure that memory. That’s why his Valentine reads “hello” with the cupcake die cut.

Crush Valentines by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers
If you’d like to know the stories behind the other cards, you’re welcome to visit my blog. If you’ve got a crush on your kids like I do, be sure to consider the Crush collection for your Valentines. You’ll love working with it and your kids will love their cards. Have a great day!

Supplies:

Crush Patterned Papers – Twitterpated, Lucky in Love, Romance, XOXO, Love Defined, Hearts A Glow, Best Friends
Crush Die Cut Cardstock Ephemera
Crush Cardstock Stickers