DIY Mermaid Party Decor

Good Monday morning crafty friends! Aly here with you today. A Mermaid Party is the perfect way to celebrate a birthday, shower, or other special occasion during the summer months. Since all things mermaid are so popular right now, there’s plenty of inspiration online.  I decided to dive in to this nautical trend, and I’m excited to share some easy DIY Mermaid Party Decor I created.

DIY Mermaid Party Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

To make this Mermaid Party I pulled out some of my trusty We R tools to help simplify things. My DIY Party Board, Scallop Goodie Bag Guide, Word Punch Board, and Happy Jig did the trick.

DIY Mermaid Party Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I started with the party hats, picking out some ombre paper from the DCWV Spring Bloom stack. Then I used the DIY Party Board to make the hats.

DIY Party Board by We R Memory Keepers

I downloaded a free mermaid tail template online, and cut out the tails from some gold foil paper. Then I added them to the top of the hats with some dimensional adhesive dots.

DIY Mermaid Party Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Next I made the favor bags using the Scallop Goodie Bag Guide and some ombre papers from the Oh Goodie collection.

DIY Mermaid Party Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

 

 

Scallop Goodie Bag Guide by We R Memory Keepers

I created wire mermaids with the Happy Jig and some gold wire to embellish them.

Happy Jig by We R Memory Keepers

Happy Jig Mermaid Embellishment

Wire Mermaid Embellishment made with the Happy Jig

DIY Mermaid Party Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I added a couple of die cut tropical leaves, and a sentiment I made with the Word Punch Board. I backed the word with some plain white cardstock to make the letters pop. I cut a banner shape in the end of the strip with the Washi Chomper and then stapled it to the bag with my Staple Board.

DIY Mermaid Party Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

You can fill these favor bags with gummy fish, goldfish crackers, small toys, bubbles, or whatever else you’d like to give your mermaid party guests.

DIY Mermaid Party Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I hope these Mermaid Party Decor Ideas have inspired you. Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to come back each day this week for more beach themed project ideas and tutorials. Happy crafting friends!

Supplies:

Word Punch Board
Happy Jig
DIY Party Board
Scallop Goodie Bag Guide
Staple Board
Washi Chomper

Throwback Thursday: Trolls Birthday Party Decor

Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here! I’m lucky to be auntie to a pretty awesome niece who just had a birthday. Her party theme? Trolls! Of course, I had to contribute to her mama’s party décor:

Trolls Birthday Party Decor by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers featuring the DIY Party Board

First, I made party hats inspired by the character of Poppy. I started by using the We R Memory Keepers DIY Party Board to make hats out of pink cardstock. Next, I put double-sided tape inside the bottom of the hat, then stuck several strips of 6” wide glitter tulle to the tape. I pulled the tulle up around the hat and secured it with a ribbon sealed with the We R Memory Keepers Ribbon Cutter. To give the hats that extra “Poppy” touch, I hand cut her signature felt flowers to adorn each one.

Trolls Birthday Party Decor by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers featuring the DIY Party Board

Second, I made party blowers, again with the DIY Party Board. I used a rainbow of cardstock colors and embellished each one with another cartoony felt flower. Tip: After you’ve used the (not custom and not nearly as cute) blowers from the party store, save the blower pieces and toss the paper cones. You can glue in your own cones later!

Trolls Birthday Party Decor by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers featuring the DIY Party Board

You can’t have a birthday without banners and garlands! I made my niece a banner featuring her name with the Alphabet Punch Board. Bazzill foil cardstock made it shiny like the hats. I strung it with the same tulle I used on the hats and embellished with more Poppy-style flowers.

Trolls Birthday Party Decor by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers featuring the DIY Party Board

I also used the Banner Punch Board and the DIY Party Paper Punch: Garland to create a couple more garlands in colored cardstock. Altogether, and combined with the party décor my sister purchased in the Trolls theme, my niece had a colorful, fun, and unique party!

Trolls Birthday Party Decor by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers featuring the DIY Party Board

I love having so many easy to use and handy tools within reach to create custom party décor. How about you? Happy creating!

Supplies Used:

DIY Party Board

Alphabet Punch Board

Crop-a-dile

DIY Party Paper Punch: Garland

Banner Punch Board

DIY Birthday Party Decor

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here today with some fun party décor. Birthdays, well, they happen every year (whether we like it or not), so why not make them fun and exciting with custom décor?! I have always loved making special decorations for my son’s birthdays. There are a few We R Memory Keepers tools that I always grab when I am getting started and I am sharing them with you today.

DIY Birthday Party Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers
Project number one on my list is always a banner. We have the perfect place in our kitchen to hang one and it just says, celebration time! The Banner Punch Board makes the job quick and easy. I cut my Pebbles Happy Hooray patterned paper down to 6” x 6.” Then I lined the paper up with the 6” line on the Banner Punch Board and made two cuts. Two cuts. That is it for each pennant of the banner. Nice!
DIY Birthday Party Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers
On each pennant, I added a cardstock sticker from the Pebbles Happy Hooray collection. To make the stickers pop off the paper, I adhered them each with foam squares.

DIY Birthday Party Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Birthday Party Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers
The top of each banner was covered with two layers of DIY Party Fringe Tape. By using two layers, it looks fuller. I adhered the bottom layer first, then lined the top layer up with the top edge of the patterned paper. It makes it cleaner looking that way.
Next item that we always get for birthdays in this house is cupcakes! Using the DIY Party Board and the Clear Cut Punch Circle, I took the bakery cupcakes from cute to wow!

DIY Birthday Party Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers
I made cupcake wrappers from patterned paper and the DIY Party Board. The instructions for the size of paper to use and where to cut are printed directly on the board. Another tool that makes it quick and easy to make an impact.
DIY Birthday Party Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Birthday Party Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers
For the cupcake topper, I used a small DIY Honeycomb pad. I trimmed small pieces and adhere their ends together. It made a cute and dimensional circle. On the front of each, I added an image from patterned paper. Using the Clear Cut Punch Tool, I could place the punch directly over the image I wanted and perfectly cut it out.

DIY Birthday Party Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers
Final item, silly straws. Totally essential for birthdays! Instead of leaving the straws plain, I added a punched circle of patterned paper, once again using the Clear Cut Punch Tool. It punches so smoothly, its great to use for any circles I need.

DIY Birthday Party Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers
The final detail was adding the letter E to each of the straws. The Mini Alphabet Punch Board made quick work of making the letters. Oh, and a special thing to notice, see the stripe of rainbow at the bottom of the letter E? I left the tear strip on the patterned paper and let it add some fun color to my letters!
How do you celebrate birthdays in your house?

Supplies:
We R Memory Keepers:
• Banner Punch Board
• DIY Party Board
• Clear Cut Punch – Circle
• Mini Alphabet Punch Board
• DIY Fringe Tape – White
• DIY Party Small Honeycomb Pads – 3”x8”
Pebbles – Happy Hooray
• Pattered paper – Hooray, Balloon Animals, Make a Wish, Party Animal, Eat Cake
• Cardstock Stickers

St. Patrick’s Day Stamped Cupcake Toppers

Hello We R friends! Aly Dosdall here again. St. Patrick’s Day is coming soon, and at our house it’s a fun day where we celebrate mostly with food! We die our milk green, cook green eggs and ham, and always have a yummy green dessert. This year, I’m thinking it’s going to be cupcakes.

CMYK Stamped Cupcake Toppers by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

And to dress up those cupcakes, I’ve got a fun idea for some St. Patrick’s Day stamped cupcake toppers featuring the CMYK Stamps + Inks, and the new Acrylic Block Set. I thought this CMYK layered stamp set would be perfect for the holiday since it includes all the colors of the rainbow.

CMYK Stamped Cupcake Toppers by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

CMYK Stamped Cupcake Toppers by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I started by stamping the design from the Hello CMYK Stamp Set. These stamps have a cool pixelated look and work by layering the four basic colors together one on top of the other.

We R Memory Keepers CMYK Stamps and Vicki Boutin Moth Dies and Stamps Set

I substituted the “hello” sentiment in the middle with the “lucky” sentiment from the Vicki Boutin Moth Dies and Stamps Set. I used some washi tape to cover the “hello” sentiment when inking the black layer of the design, and then removed the tape before stamping so the sentiment didn’t show up.

We R Memory Keepers CMYK Stamps and Inks

Once I finished stamping the toppers, I cut them out with the new Detail Scissors from the Hand Tools collection, and then hot glued them onto some paper straws with the new USB Power Mini Glue Gun. I love that this glue gun is portable since I don’t need to worry about connecting to an outlet. I simply used my phone charger–awesome!

What I love about the CMYK Stamp Sets is that they really are a statement piece on your craft projects. They’re perfect focal points and really don’t need much embellishment.

CMYK Stamped Cupcake Toppers by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I finished off my cupcakes with some wraps I made out of Bazzill Basics Gold Foil Cardstock with the DIY Party Board. I love how they turned out! Thanks for stopping by–I’ll see you next time.

Supplies:

Acrylic Block Set
CMYK Hello Stamp Set
CMYK Inks
DIY Party Board
Hand Tools, Detail Scissors
USB Power Mini Glue Gun
Bazzill Basics Gold Foil Cardstock
Vicki Boutin Moth Dies and Stamps Set

Love Note Cupcake Toppers with the Mini Envelope Punch Board

Happy Friday friends! Aly here to share a fun and interactive Valentine’s Day party decor idea. Why not take your February 14th celebration up a notch and make Love Note Cupcake Toppers with the new Mini Envelope Punch Board!

Love Note Cupcake Toppers with the Mini Envelope Punch Board by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Love Note Cupcake Toppers with the Mini Envelope Punch Board by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers
Include tiny love notes inside an envelope on each cupcake to the friends and family you’re celebrating with on Valentine’s Day.

Love Note Cupcake Toppers with the Mini Envelope Punch Board by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

They’ll add a fun interactive element to your party, and make each of your guests feel extra special.

Love Note Cupcake Toppers with the Mini Envelope Punch Board by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

To make these Valentine’s Day cupcakes, I started by making some simple cupcake wraps with the DIY Party Board using the Forever My Always collection from our sister brand, Pebbles Inc. I really love the color palette, along with the grounding neutrals of black, ivory, and kraft!

DIY Party Board by We R Memory Keepers

Next, I trimmed apart the Love Notes paper so I could use some of the 2×2 inch blocks as love notes for my cupcakes. Then I made some 2×2 inch envelopes for the love notes with my new Mini Envelope Punch Board. I also slipped in some of the smaller die cut ephemera pieces as well.

Mini Envelope Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

I sealed up each envelope with a puffy sticker from the collection, and then added a red decorative toothpick to the back of each one with a small glue dot.

Love Note Cupcake Toppers with the Mini Envelope Punch Board by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Then I wrapped each cupcake, and stuck the mini love note toppers into each one. The Magic Sweet Stand by Sweet Tooth Fairy is the perfect way to display them!

Love Note Cupcake Toppers with the Mini Envelope Punch Board by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Love Note Cupcake Toppers with the Mini Envelope Punch Board by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Supplies:

Mini Envelope Punch Board
DIY Party Board
Pebbles Forever My Always collection
Sweet Tooth Fairy Magic Sweet Stand

Throwback Thursday: Valetine’s Day Treat Pouches

Our new DIY Party Board is the perfect tool for Valentine’s Day celebrations, and we wanted to share some project inspiration with you from our fabulous in-house design team. Check out these adorable Valentine’s Day treat pouches!

DIY Party Board by We R Memory Keepers

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What’s so cool about the DIY Party Board is that you can customize your partyware to match the holiday, season, or event that you’re creating for. Just swap out your papers and embellishments!

What kind of partyware would you make with the DIY Party Board?

New Years Eve Photo Backdrop

Hello and welcome back to the blog for my last post for 2017!

What better way to capture the fun and excitement of ringing in the New Year than a few snaps against a fun backdrop! Read on to see how you can create your own photo area in your home using the DIY Party Board and Circle Clear Cut Punch.

New Years Eve Photo Backdrop by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Fun photos are not complete without a few props! I’ve used my DIY Party Board  to put together some little party hat headbands. I’ve used some plain store-bought bands and some 12×12 sheets of paper from my DCWV Indigo Craft & Champagne Stack.

DIY Party Board by We R Memory Keepers

The DIY Party Board  has measurements printed directly on to the product. This is super handy for a quick reference when putting together some of the many fun items you can create using this clever board.

For the larger size party hat, I used measurements for the guide marked ‘A’ at the corresponding numbers for that size hat – 11 and cut along the edge. I then made a second cut, using the ‘C’ guide at 3. This gives you the cone shape.

For the smaller hat, I used the ‘C’ guide at 7 and again at 1 (as shown below). I rolled the cones and adhered using strong adhesive tape so they wouldn’t pop open during use.

The cones were then glued to the band using a hot glue gun. I did have several attempts, which weren’t very satisfactory. I found making two small incisions near the bottom of the hat on both sides where they met the band, gave the band a bit more flex and the cone stayed adhered to the band.

Finally, some finishing touches came in the form of some DIY Party Gold Fringe Tape. I rolled some up and popped it inside the top of the smaller hat and also used it along the base of the larger hat.

New Years Eve Photo Backdrop by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers 

Here you can see our cute party hat headbands in action!

New Years Eve Photo Backdrop by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The background for our photoshoot was created using my Circle Clear Cut Punch some more of the pretty Indigo and gold foil DCWV papers as well as some silver and gold metallic Bazzill cardstock.

I used the circle punch all over the 12×12 sheets and punched as many circles as I could get out of a sheet. I know I gush about these punches all the time, but they are definitely a favourite product of mine from this year’s releases! 

Clear Cut Circle Punch by We R Memory Keepers

I sewed a combination of circles together using my sewing machine. Each strand had 15 circles and was long enough for head and shoulders images. If you want more people in your photos, simply make your strands longer.

New Years Eve Photo Backdrop by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

New Years Eve Photo Backdrop by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I used temporary adhesive to stick my strands to the wall. (In Australia it’s called Blu Tack.)

New Years Eve Photo Backdrop by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers 

The last thing left to do was create some handheld props in the form of the year and some gems, handcut from the sheet of journaling spots in the DCWV 12×12 stack.

New Years Eve Photo Backdrop by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers
The 2018 prop was created using my Mini Alphabet Punch Board and some gold foil paper from a mini 3×5 paper pad, designed especially for use in Alphabet Punch Boards.

 Mini Alphabet Punch Board We R Memory Keepers

We had such fun creating these pictures. Beautiful memories of a year that seems to have just flown!

New Years Eve Photo Backdrop by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers 

This year has been both challenging and amazing and I so look forward to what a new year, full of possibilities will bring. Wishing you a magical 2018!

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

 DIY Party Board

DIY Party Gold Fringe Tape

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Circle Clear Cut Punch

DCWV 12×12 Indigo Craft & Champagne Stack

 

Holiday Treats with the DIY Party Board

Hello We R Memory Keepers fans! Soraya here to share some holiday treats to offer to your family and friends because Christmas is around the corner! It’s the most wonderful time of the year and at We R Memory Keepers we have the best tools to inspire you creating cute and fun treats!

Holiday Treats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

To make these five boxes and pouches I used the amazing DIY Party Board. This board allows you to create so many different projects! We’ll be making a little basket, a treat pouch, a chocolate bar paper wrap, a French fry cone and a Christmas tree! So you’ll need patterned papers, scissors, felt, embellishments and the Circle Clear Cut Punch.

Holiday Treats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Santa’s basket:  use the DIY Party Board to create a big cup wrap with a 10×10 red patterned paper. Add a thin strip of paper to create the handle of the basket and cut some pieces of felt to create Santa’s belt and some snow all around the cup. Place some yummy chocolate in a plastic bag before putting them into the basket!

Holiday Treats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Treats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Treat pouch:  use a 9×9 patterned paper to create the pouch. Fill it with delicious sweets and add a bow to decorate it! You can add more glittering washi tape and foam stickers (like the tree).

Holiday Treats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Treats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

The candy cone: use a 7×7 patterned paper to create a french fry cone and decorate it with a border of gold fringe and some silver stars! Now you just need to fill it with chocolate and candy canes. So cute!

Holiday Treats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

The Christmas tree: use a 6×6 patterned paper to create the shape of a mini party hat that will turn into a Christmas tree! Add a star on top and some red baker’s twine all around the tree as a garland. Stick some pearls and use the Circle Clear Cut Punch to create a circle base that will be the chocolate holder! So fun to hide the chocolate inside the tree!

Holiday Treats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Treats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

The chocolate bar: use a 6×6 patterned paper to create a snow cone wrap! This wrap will perfectly fit the chocolate bar! Add some baker’s twine and holiday embellishments.

Holiday Treats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Treats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Aren’t they so cute?!

Holiday Treats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Treats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Treats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Treats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Treats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Treats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Hope you had fun joining me, happy creating and happy holidays to everyone!

Soraya.

Supplies :

Thanksgiving Cornucopia Centerpiece

Happy Friday friends! I hope you’ve enjoyed the Thanksgiving project inspiration this week! Aly Dosdall here today to finish off the week with an easy Thanksgiving centerpiece idea featuring the DIY Party Board.

Thanksgiving Cornucopia Centerpiece featuring the DIY Party Board by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

The cylinder and cone shapes you can make with the DIY Party Board are so versatile. As I was trying to come up with a centerpiece idea for this year’s Thanksgiving table, I looked at some treat cones I had recently made and immediately thought of cornucopias!

Thanksgiving Cornucopia Centerpiece featuring the DIY Party Board by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Thanksgiving Cornucopia Centerpiece featuring the DIY Party Board by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

All I did was create treat cones from some Pebbles Heart of Home papers following the instructions that come with the board, but I left the top flaps open.

DIY Party Board by We R Memory Keepers

Then I embellished them with some twine, sequin stickers and die cuts from the Heart of Home collection, and filled them with some chocolates, mini pinecones, and acorns.

Thanksgiving Cornucopia Centerpiece featuring the DIY Party Board by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I complimented the cornucopias, gold pumpkins, and forrest finds with some adorable gold napkin and fork bows from Sweet Tooth Fairy for American Crafts. They were a breeze to put together and everything was included in the kit.

Thanksgiving Cornucopia Centerpiece featuring the DIY Party Board by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

If you’re looking for some Thanksgiving tablescape inspiration, these DIY Party Board cornucopias are festive and easy to make.

Thanksgiving Cornucopia Centerpiece featuring the DIY Party Board by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

You can fill them with fall leaves, indian corn, goodies, favors, or whatever you’d like. Thanks for joining me today, and have a great weekend friends!

Supplies:

DIY Party Board
Crop-A-Dile
Pebbles Heart of Home Collection
Sweet Tooth Fairy Napkin and Fork Bow Kit
American Crafts Sticky Thumb Double Sided Tape
Jute Twine

Halloween Treat Bags with the DIY Party Board

Hello everyone! It’s Eva Pizarro on the blog today sharing a quick and easy way to use your DIY Party Board to make Treat Bags for your Halloween parties.

The DIY Party Board is all you need to make your party decorations a success. With it you can make party hats, cupcake wrappers, party horns and of course treat bags.

Halloween Treat Bags with the DIY Party Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To make the treat tags cut your paper following the board instructions. I am using Pebbles’ Midnight Haunting collection.

DIY Party Board by We R Memory Keepers

Wrap the papers and secure the treat bags with your hot glue gun. Fill them with candies and close them.

Halloween Treat Bags with the DIY Party Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To make the embellishments I used my Fringe and Score Board and made some paper rosettes.

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

I also used my Ribbon Cutter to seal the edge of my ribbons. No more fraying, yay!

Ribbon Cutter by We R Memory Keepers

The treat bag is quite big and you can put lots of candies inside. These treat bags would be perfect to give to coworkers or maybe as favors for your Halloween party.

Halloween Treat Bags with the DIY Party Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Want another quick idea using the DIY Party Board? Make small black party hats and glue them to a circular base to create some cute witch hats!

Halloween Treat Bags with the DIY Party Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for reading my post and I hope you have a fantastic day,

Eva

Supplies
DIY Party Board
Fringe and Score Board
Ribbon Cutter
Midnight Haunting collection by Pebbles inc