Make Halloween Treat Bags with the Mini Evolution

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with a Halloween treat project. I love making Halloween treats, but time is always of the essence. So, using a few We R Memory Keepers tools, I was able to put together some really fun treats in no time flat! Plus, I can always get the helpers around the house to put these together, because the tools are that easy to use.

DIY Halloween Treat Bags with the Mini Evolution by Kimberly Crawford by We R Memory Keepers

After placing your desired treats in a small, plastic bag, seal the ends with the Fuse Tool.

DIY Halloween Treat Bags with the Mini Evolution by Kimberly Crawford by We R Memory Keepers

The Fuse Tool will seal the bag and hold all the treats inside. To use the Fuse Tool, begin by plugging it and giving it a few minutes to heat up.

Note: Put candy in the bag BEFORE sealing. Helpful hint. 😀

DIY Halloween Treat Bags with the Mini Evolution by Kimberly Crawford by We R Memory Keepers

When the tool is ready, place the Fuse Tool ruler over the end of the bag, making sure that the bag is flat and aligned. Follow the edge of the ruler, slowly, with the Fuse Tool. Be sure and place the bag on a heat-resistant surface before sealing it closed. The tip of the Fuse Tool gets very hot, so use caution.

DIY Halloween Treat Bags with the Mini Evolution by Kimberly Crawford by We R Memory Keepers

Once the bags are sealed, it is time to create the toppers. Trim these adorable patterned papers from DCWV down to size. By scoring the paper in the middle, it creates a topper that covers both front and back.

Mini Evolution, Embossing Folders and Embossing Tape by We R Memory Keepers

To create the tricks and treats tape, take out the We R Memory Keepers Mini Evolution, Label Tape, and a Label Embossing folder. The Label Tape is sticky once the backing is removed, making it the perfect sticker for the treat bags.

Mini Evolution, Embossing Folder and Embossing Tape by We R Memory Keepers

Pass the tape, inside of the embossing folder, through the We R Memory Keepers Mini Evolution. When embossing with folders, use the two clear plates. Also be sure to have the Label Tape color facing up to get the cool embossed look.

Mini Clear Cut Star Punch by We R Memory Keepers

For a little more color on the treat bags, add some stars punched from paper with a Clear Cut Punch-Mini.

DIY Halloween Treat Bags with the Mini Evolution by Kimberly Crawford by We R Memory Keepers

After assembling the toppers, adhere them to the bags. One line of tape on the inside-back, and one line of tape on the inside-front keeps the bags secure.

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What kind of treats do you like to make for Halloween?

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

DCWV:

  • Happy Halloween 12×12 Stack

American Crafts

  • Sticky Thumb-Adhesive Runner

 

Halloween Treat Envelopes

Hi We R fans! Laura here with some fun Halloween treat envelopes you can create in a just a few minutes using the 1-2-3 Punch Board. The punch board makes it so easy to create envelopes, bows, and boxes in a snap. I love that you can use any paper you want to customize it to your party decor.

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To start with I created an envelope using the 1-2-3 Punch Board. I created an envelope that would fit a 3” x 4” card. This is the perfect size to add some small candies or other little trinkets.

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Adhere three of the four sides, leaving one of the short ends open. This will make a vertical envelope rather than a traditional horizontal one.

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Using the Evolution Advanced, I added a “BOO!” sentiment to each envelope at the bottom edge.

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Tie some black twine around the envelope towards the top. I looped the twine around the bag several times and then tied it in a knot.

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To make the envelope a little more festive I created some polka dot bows using the 1-2-3 Punch Board. I made them the smallest size possible and added them to the envelope over the twine with some adhesive.

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These would be easy treat bags to create for a class Halloween party or as party favors. You can use this technique to create any kind of treat envelope for any holiday!

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Supplies:

 

1-2-3 Punch Board

Polka Dot Paper

Sticky Thumb Adhesive

Black and White Twine

Evolution Advanced

We R Phrase Strips Embossing Folders

 

Hello Sunshine Card

Hello We R fans, and welcome to Honey I’m Home week! We’re so excited about our latest paper collection, and we can’t wait to share some amazing projects featuring Honey I’m Home from our design team. Kimberly is first up with a darling card.

Hello there We R fans, Kimberly Crawford here. I love dies and embossing folders. They are such versatile tools that make paper crafting so much fun! Check out how I used both of them on this fun card!

Hello Sunshine Card by Kimberly Crawford featuring the We R Memory Keepers Honey I'm Home collection.

The new line, Honey, I’m Home, has darling papers and embellishments that coordinate and by adding in dies and embossing folders, I made a card that anyone special in your life is sure to love receiving.

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I started this card with the Phrase Strips Embossing Folders. I trimmed the 12×12 paper from Honey, I’m Home, Here & Now. I placed the paper inside the embossing folder and passed it through the Evolution. Using fine grit sand paper, I removed the embossed (raised) areas from the pattern paper, revealing the sentiment.

Designer Tip:  Use a circular motion when sanding off the raised areas of the paper. Also, turn your paper around and sand from the other direction to completely bring out the image.

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The inside of this card is my favorite part! Not only did I use the same embossing folder technique, but I added a fun interactive element to the inside using DIY Party Honeycomb Pads!

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To create the lightbulb on the inside of the card, I took one pad of the Honeycomb paper and traced the lightbulb image from Lightbulb Garland Cutting Dies onto the pad. Using scissors, I cut the image away from the rest of the pad. I traced the lightbulb image again onto a folded piece of card stock. I adhered the two pieces together, making it easier to insert inside my card.

Designer tip: when creating a honeycomb shape, be sure that the center of your object is over the edge that is sealed together.

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How fun is this card? My son thinks it is fantastic and cannot stop opening it! How have you used the dies and embossing folders lately? Be sure and share your projects with us on our Facebook page!

Supplies:

Phrase Strips Embossing Folders-Amy Tan Rise & Shine
Lightbulb Garland Cutting Dies
Honey, I’m Home
12×12 Paper; Here & Now, Lights Out, Growing Up,
Card & Frame Kit
Wood Veneers
Ephemera
DIY Party Honeycomb Pads, Sunshine
Evolution

 

 

Halloween Card

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Hello there!  Jennie McGarvey here and today I have a Halloween card to share with you today.  This one has so many different techniques compiled into one card. This card appears simple on the surface until you look a little deeper.

I started with just a simple sheet of smooth white cardstock to fit perfectly on my kraft card base.  Then, I took the Heat Wave Tool + a silver foil sheet + the Flourish stencil and dressed up the corners of the card.  This simple detail makes everything feel just a bit more dressed up.

I couldn’t stop there!  The white card stock needed something else.  Enter my Evolution Advanced and the Geometric Next Level Embossing Folder to add just the right amount of dimension and texture!  Add some foam adhesive and this card already has the right amount of OOMPH!

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Now, to decorate the card!  I took a simple textured black cardstock, trimmed down so that I could make the correct size banner with the Banner Punch Board. This tool makes perfect banners so easy!  There’s no guess work and I knew exactly what I needed to do for a fun accent on my card.  Then, adding the Boo! using the Evolution Advanced and the Phrase Strips Holiday Embossing Folders is just so easy and perfect for this card!

The real fun starts now!

How about playing with the new DIY Party collection?  I first cut a pumpkin from the orange honeycomb paper in the DIY Party Small Sunrise package.  So cute and perfect for a 3D pumpkin!  What else?  BATS!   The silver card stock in the DIY Party Cardstock Pad was perfect for the creepy bats gracing the night sky.  I used an old WeRMemoryKeepers bat die that I had in my stash and VOILA!

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Don’t you love how easy it is to make something spooky out of some classic and versatile supplies?

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Make sure to share your favorite We R Memory Keepers projects with us on the We R Memory Keepers social media channels!  We love to see what you are up to.

 

Supplies:

DIY Party Cardstock Pack
DIY Party Small Sunrise Honeycomb Paper
We R Memory Keepers-Phrase Strips Holiday Embossing Folders
Evolution Advanced
Banner Punch Board
Geometric Next Level Embossing Folder
Heatwave Flourish Stencil
Heat Wave Tool
Heat Wave Silver Foil Sheets

Embossed Birthday Card + A Giveaway!

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Dry embossing with the Evolution Advanced really takes paper craft projects to the next level! And speaking of next level…have you see our new Next Level 3D Embossing Folders? They produce some seriously amazing dimension without tearing your paper. Check out design team member Kathy’s embossed birthday card.

 

It’s no surprise that birthday cards are the most common greeting people send. I know I make and mail lots of them so when I get my hands on a festive birthday collection like Cakes & Candles from We R Memory Keepers, I know I’ll be using every little piece!

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In addition to these colorful papers with celebratory party icons, I used a couple of my favorite We R tools to create this birthday card and envelope ensemble.

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See the beautifully embossed numbered background? That was created with the Evolution Advanced and the Next Level ABC-123 embossing folder set.

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One of my favorite features on the Evolution Advanced is the dial thickness setting so you don’t have to use multiple platforms and remember which order to stack them in.

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If you are familiar with my style, you know I can’t create a card without lots of layers and accents so I absolutely adore the ability to make box-style envelopes!

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Finally, for a little extra envelope doo-dad, I cut out one of the Party Time patterned paper squares to use as an envelope seal.

ABC 123 embossing folders

**Wouldn’t these dies be perfect for back-to-school projects too? We think so, and we’d love to give away a set of them to one of you awesome blog readers! If you’d like a chance to win the ABC 123 Next Level Embossing Folders please leave a comment below. Comments will remain open until Thursday, Aug 20th at midnight mountain time. We’ll announce a random winner on Friday, Aug 21st. Good luck!**

Supplies:

Cakes and Candles collection
123 Punch Board
ABC 123 Next Level Embossing Folders