Make Halloween Ghosts with the Globe Punch

Hello and welcome Trick or Treat fans!

It’s Chantalle here and I’m going to show you a super easy, spookalicious décor idea you can use for Halloween, which is right around the corner!

Halloween Ghosts with the DIY Party Globe Punch by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The humble ghost is a quintessential hallmark at this time of year. These little fellows are created in just three easy steps! Make them in abundance and hang inside the home or suspend outdoors to float in the breeze.

Halloween Ghosts with the DIY Party Globe Punch by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers
The heads of the ghosts were created using my DIY Party Globe Punch. This clever tool allows you to create custom covers to adorn LED light strands! I’ve used the tool quite simply this time, tying off one end to create the globe shape and threading it through some muslin fabric.

DIY Party Globe Punch by We R Memory Keepers

To start, I trimmed some sheets of Core’dinations Smooth Premium Cardstock down to 4 (w) x 7.5 (l) inches. Lining the left short edge of the paper up with the alignment guide mark, I punched. One then slides the paper slightly to the left, to meet the next alignment guide. Punch again.

Now one continues to punch left to right, matching the punched shape with the shape embossed into the tool. This is so you know you are aligning the next punch correctly. Continue until you have punched the length of the paper.

Now, flip the paper and do the same for the opposite side.

DIY Party Globe Punch by We R Memory Keepers

The Globe Punch (as with all WRMK tools) comes with full instructions. Loop the top little hook shapes together to close the globe at both sides. I strung some twine around one closed side and used a marker to draw some faces on to the cardstock.

Finally, I threaded the twine through some muslin, which I cut into a very rough square shape. You can, of course, make the squares as large as you’d like to make the ghosts really floaty!

Halloween Ghosts with the DIY Party Globe Punch by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

They look cute huddled together and would even make a great mobile!

Halloween Ghosts with the DIY Party Globe Punch by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks so much for joining me today. Happy Haunting!

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

DIY Party Globe Punch

Core’dinations Smooth Premium Cardstock

Other:

Muslin fabric

Twine

 

 

 

 

Halloween Witch Hats with the DIY Party Board

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here today with some fun Halloween décor. When you think of the We R Memory Keepers DIY Party Board, you probably are not thinking you can make decorations with it. But check out how easy it made creating these witch hats!

DIY Party Board Witch Hats for Halloween by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Each of these witch hats was made from the Mini Party Hat setting on the DIY Party Board.

DIY Party Board Witch Hats for Halloween by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Once again, We R Memory Keepers does an amazing job of labeling their tools! The size of paper needed to create a Mini Party Hat is listed on the board. In this case 6×6.”

DIY Party Board Witch Hats for Halloween by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

It also lists which cutting guide to use (C). And which notches to place the guide inside. I could not get any simpler. The paper will need to be cut twice. Align the guide and make your cut by sliding the blade in the grooves. Repeat for the second cut. I have found that the smaller, second cut, does need more help in holding the paper in place because the guide is covering much less of the paper. Use your other hand to keep the paper in the bottom corner when making the smallest cut.

DIY Party Board Witch Hats for Halloween by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

A sturdy adhesive will need to be used to hold the party/witch hats together. The Red Tape works really well. I placed a strip of adhesive on the edge of the front. Then a second strip of adhesive on the other edge, but on the back side of the paper. When you roll your paper together, the adhesive will help keep both sides in place.

DIY Party Board Witch Hats for Halloween by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Roll the paper together, keeping it flat on the table. By doing this your witch hat will sit flat.

DIY Party Board Witch Hats for Halloween by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Cut a strip of patterned paper to ½” by 6.” Apply this to the bottom of the witch hat, once again, holding everything flat to the table. I found that placing the adhesive strip along the bottom helped keep it in place. The paper you wrap around the bottom will not lay flat against the cone of the hat. But its ok.

Patterned paper was cut into a circle. I then glued the cone to the base of the hat with a hot glue gun.

DIY Party Board Witch Hats for Halloween by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Each of the hats was decorated with various stickers and ephemera from the Pebbles Midnight Haunting collection.

DIY Party Board Witch Hats for Halloween by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Party Board Witch Hats for Halloween by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

The mix of flat stickers and puffy stickers added fun dimension to each witch hat.

DIY Party Board Witch Hats for Halloween by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Where will you use your handmade witch hats this Halloween?

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

Pebbles- Midnight Haunting Collection

American Crafts:

Beach Project Roundup

Hello We R fans, and Happy Friday! It’s been hot, hot, hot here in Utah, and the triple digit temps have got us daydreaming about the beach!

We R Memory Keepers Beach Project Collage

So, we’re getting the weekend started off with a fun roundup of beach themed projects to share with you. From cards, to mini albums, to decor and more, we’ve got you covered when it comes to sun & sand creativity!

Sun & Sand Shaker Card

Add some texture and a fun interactive element to your beach themed card with a sand shaker pocket made using the Photo Sleeve Fuse. CLICK HERE for full instructions on our blog.

Sun & Sand Shaker Card featuring the Photo Sleeve Fuse

Beach Themed Layout

Create the illusion of waves on your beach themed layout using the Evolution Advanced and Wave Next Level Embossing Folders. You can find more photos and details about this pretty scrapbook page HERE on our blog.

Beach Themed Layout by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Beach Ball Garland

If you’re hosting a luau or beach themed party, create the perfect decor with the DIY Party Globe Punch and Light Strand collection! You can find a step-by-step tutorial on our blog HERE.

Beach Ball Garland by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Summer Wave Shaker Card

The Photo Sleeve Fuse strikes again! Create the perfect crafty waves for your paper craft project with the Fuse tool, FUSEables papers and some ocean colored sequins. CLICK HERE for instructions for this fun project.

Summer Waves Shaker Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Beach Vacation Mini Album

Preserve those precious memories from your trip to the beach with a DIY mini album made with the Cinch binding tool and the Mini Alphabet Punch Board. To see the inside of this darling album, CLICK HERE.

Beach Mini Album by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for joining us today for our beach project roundup! We hope you’ve found some inspiration for your summer crafting. Have a great weekend!

Inspired By Beachballs

Hello, and happy Monday We R friends! It’s Aly Dosdall here, and I’m excited to share the blog theme for this week. Over the years here at We R Memory Keepers we’ve been fortunate to work with some talented designers that we’ve proudly featured on our blog. So, this week we asked our current design team to browse the We R blog and find a past project that inspires them. They created a new project based on those, and this week they’re going to share their “Inspired By The We R Blog” projects with you. Enjoy!

The project from the blog that inspired me is a darling Beach Ball Garland made by Eva Pizarro last summer. You can find the original post HERE, and below is a photo.

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I love how Eva used the DIY Party Globe Punch and the Light Strand collection in a unique and fun way for summer, and I wanted to do the same but with a seasonal twist appropriate for fall. So, I decided to create a Halloween Light Strand Garland.

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I used the Vellum Pad and Globe Punch to create globe ghosts and jack-o-lanterns to cover my Light Strand bulbs. It was easy to do since the Vellum Pad is already cut to size for the Globe Punch.

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I just pulled out three white sheets and three orange sheets, and followed the instruction booklet for making paper globes.

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Before assembling the Light Strand and paper globes I used a black fine point permanent pen to draw ghost and jack-o-lantern faces in the center panels of the punched vellum.

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Then I assembled them and attached them to the light strand, adding a short strand of green glitter ribbon to the top of the pumpkins.

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This festive Halloween Light Strand Garland is the perfect finishing touch to your seasonal or party decor, and it’s easy to make!

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Supplies:

DIY Party Globe Punch
Vellum Pad
Light Strand
Slick Writer Marker–Fine Point
Green Glitter Ribbon

Beach Ball Garland

Hello! Eva Pizarro here today on the blog showing you a fun garland inspired by this week’s theme: The Beach. When I think of the beach I think bright sunny colors and lots of fun! That’s why I created a super easy beach ball garland using my  DIY Party Globe Punch and some cardstock.

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To make the garland I started with a 4 x 7 ½  inch white paper. The punch is very easy to use, just follow the instructions sheet that comes with your tool. Here are some quick photos of how I made mine.

 

Align the paper to the center of the punch. Press and move your paper left to the next alignment guide, punch again and move left to the raised V on base. Punch all your paper. Rotate your paper 180 degrees and do the same with the other side.

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To add a bit of color I punched some pink, yellow and blue papers and separated each punched panel. I glued them to my white cardstock globe with some string glue adhesive. If you want you can use paint to add color too!

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Assembly the bottom of the globe by interlocking the hooks behind each other

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On the top, interlock the hooks around the LED cord.

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Continue this process and cover all your LED lights with beach balls

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Isn’t this garland cute? You can use them as a summer decor or maybe for a party! If you want you can punch out some shapes on the garland panels and light the garland at night!

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This globe punch is so cute and I love that I can use different materials to achieve different looks! And after I am done using it I can disassemble the beach balls and store them for the next party!

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Do you like the Globe Punch? It is a great tool! Aly shows you another example of how you can use it here!

Have a great day!

 

Eva

 

Supplies

DIY Party Globe Punch
DIY Party Silver Glitter Light Strand Set

 

Light Strand Moss Wreath

Happy Friday friends! It’s Aly Dosdall here today. I hope you’ve found some valuable home decor inspiration this week. Have you enjoyed the projects so far?

I’m really feeling the spring weather here, so I decided to make this spring-inspired Light Strand Moss Wreath. I used the DIY Party Globe Punch and Vellum Pad to create the light bulb covers.

Light Strand Moss Wreath by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

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To create the wreath, I used a 14″ square wire wreath form,  a moss sheet, and my Sticky Thumb Cordless Hot Glue Gun. You can find wreath forms and moss at your local craft store or online.

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I laid the moss sheet face down, and placed the wreath form on top in the center. Then I used my craft knife to cut eight lines from the center of the moss sheet toward the inside edge of the wreath form, making sure to end one line at each corner, and then one line halfway between each corner.

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Then I wrapped the moss sheet around the wreath form, using my hot glue gun to attach it to the back of the wreath. I had to trim a couple of inches off the pieces I cut so they fit into the back of the wreath form.

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Once I covered my wreath form with moss, I prepared my light strand with little vellum paper globes. The DIY Party Globe Punch and Vellum Pad made that happen quickly and easily. You can use the pre-cut pad, or simply trim your paper to 4×7 inches, and then follow the easy instructions included with the punch.

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vellum paper globes

I stuck with a sweet spring color palette, and I love how the pastel colors look against the fresh green moss. Once you’ve punched your paper, attach the bottom hooks, insert your light bulb with the cover on, and then wrap the top hooks around the cord of the light bulb to close up your globe.

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To cover up the bare white cord and to add a little more fun to the wreath, I  cut several 2″ folding pennant banners with my Banner Punch Board. Just fold a 4 inch strip of paper in half, and then cut with the board as usual. Then I adhered the banners over the light strand cord.

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I attached the light strand to the wreath with twine tied to the back wires. You could also use twist ties or zip ties. The wreath only fits 9 of the 12 bulbs, so I tucked the remaining three into the back bottom of the wreath where I tied the battery pack. Tip: Be sure to secure the battery pack in the center bottom or top of the wreath to help the wreath balance properly.

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Light Strand Moss Wreath by Aly Dosdall 5

I added a pretty pink bow at the top for hanging. This wreath lives on my craft room door as a happy welcome into my favorite place to hang out.

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I love the addition of the light bulbs and paper globes–so fun and festive! How would you use the Light Strand in your home decor?

Supplies:

DIY Party 4×7.5 Vellum Pad
DIY Party Globe Punch
DIY Party Silver Glitter Light Strand Set
Sticky Thumb Cordless Hot Glue Gun
Banner Punch Board