DIY Wedding Favor Boxes

Happy Monday! Laura here today to share with you how to create your own wedding favor boxes. These boxes can be easily customized to match your wedding colors. You can create them for a fraction of the cost of buying them premade. Plus, you can personalize them with any sentiment that fits your wedding theme!

Wedding Favor Boxes by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Start by cutting your cardstock to 10 ½ x 8 inches. Align the longer edge to the top of the score board. Score the paper at 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, and 10 inches.

We R Memory Keepers Basic Score Board

Rotate the paper 90 degrees and score at 2 and 6 inches. Use the score guide to line up one edge of your paper at an angle. Score an angled line coming down from each of the one-inch sections. Score the lines on one side, flip the paper over and do the other side, so you end up with two triangle shaped score lines at the bottom of the sides of the box.

You can see where to score the paper in the image below.

We R Memory Keepers Basic Score Board

Cut off the pieces shown below using your scissors. You will trim off the top and bottom sections where you scored the half inch line. You will also cut off along the top score line, leaving only a 3 inch by 2-inch rectangle. Then, cut along the two-inch, 5 inch, and 7-inch score lines, just to the bottom horizontal line.

We R Memory Keepers Basic Score Board

Fold along all the score lines and assemble your box using double sided adhesive, leaving the top flap open.

We R Memory Keepers Basic Score Board

Use the Corner Chomper scallop edge punch to punch each corner of the top flap.

We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

Fold the top flap into the inside of the box and use the Crop-A-Dile to punch two holes close to the each edge of the box.

We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile

Create a heart shaped embellishment using patterned paper and the clear cut heart punch.

We R Memory Keepers Clear Cut Heart Punch

Use the ampersand from the Rise & Shine embossing folders to emboss the shape onto the heart using the Evolution Advanced. I used a sanding block to distress the edges of the embossed “&” to make it stand out a little more.

We R Memory Keepers Evolution Advanced

Wedding Favor Boxes by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Thread ribbon out through the holes in the back of the box and then in through the front flap holes. Attach the heart shape and tie the ribbon in a bow.

Wedding Favor Boxes by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

You can create these boxes in any color or design that fits your wedding theme. You can choose a different embossed accent for the heart shape or even add your monogram or names to the front of the bags using a stamp or a sticker. Then simply fill the bag with the treat of your choice.

Wedding Favor Boxes by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Wedding Favor Boxes by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Supplies:

Bazzill Cardstock

Score Board

Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper

Crop-A-Dile Hole Punch & Eyelet Setter

DCWV Butterflies & Flowers Cardstock Stack

Clear Cut Heart Punch

Evolution Advanced

Rise & Shine Embossing Folders

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.

Welcome Baby Tags by Wendy Antenucci

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

 

Washi Tape Card Set

Happy Tuesday, WRMK fans!  Amanda here today.  I am head over heels about the Scottie dog and rhino shaped washi tape dispensers from WRMK.  They are by far the cutest accessory I have in my craft room.

Washi Tape Cards by Amanda Coleman for We R Memory Keepers

Do you ever need to make cute cards in a snap?  Washi tape is your answer.   A few strips of washi tape placed strategically on a card really packs a punch.  Layer colorful strips of washi tape at the top or bottom, keep the strips straight or put them at an angle.  The versatility of washi tape on a blank card base is endless.

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Cute, right?  The washi tape dispensers are so cute I can hardly stand it.  And all of the cuteness is super functional, too.  Each dispenser comes with four rolls of washi tape.  Between the two dispensers, you will have all of the colors of the rainbow and some fun, coordinating neutrals.  They are also easy to assemble and disassemble so you can rotate your washi tape as needed.

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Classic rainbow stripes are always on trend and are perfect for any type of card.  The variety of widths and prints on the washi tape adds variety and interest to the card, too.

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The individual sentiments from the Next Level embossing folder collection are versatile and easy to use.  Each sentiment embossing folder has lines printed on the outside so you can line up your card perfectly before you run it through your embossing machine.

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Add some punch to your white card bases by adhering color coordinated cardstock to the inside of the card.

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Don’t forget the back of the card!  Fold the washi tape right over the top of the card to add some interest to the back of the card.  (And speaking of cute backsides, how adorable are those chubby rhino legs?)

Washi Tape Cards by Amanda Coleman for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for stopping by today!

Amanda

 

Supplies:

Rhino Washi Tape Dispenser with tape
Scottie Dog Washi Tape Dispenser with tape
Phrase Embossing Strips
Evolution Advanced Die Cutting Machine

Last Minute Gift Wrap with the Evolution Advanced

Hello WR fans and happy holidays! Today I am going to show you some really quick last minute gift packaging ideas using the Evolution Advanced. If you are like me, I run out of wrapping paper at the last minute and need a few things still wrapped. Well don’t panic! With your Evolution Advanced you can make a few gift tags to spruce up some old gift bags or to add to envelopes or gift card holders.

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First I used the WRMK Holiday Embossing strips and wrapped them around some WRMK DIY Party Paper (I told you I would use this again…it is awesome!).

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I ran it through the Evolution Advanced which created a wonder embossed sentiment on my paper.

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I then chose a die to use and ran it through the Advanced again to create the base of my tags. For the first one I attached my tag to a bow that I made with the WRMK 1-2-3 Punch Board and Clearly Posh 12×12. I added a foam dot and stuck it to the front of my boring gift card holder.

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For my second one I had an old gift bag that was just plain green so I added a few pieces of scrap paper and my embossed tag and my bag was good to go!

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Then I made these cute little envelope closers for all of my Christmas cards.

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I made all of these projects in about 30 minutes so the next time you run out of paper or just want to liven up that boring envelope…reach for your Evolution Advanced and start creating. The possibilities are endless!

Products used:

WRMK Evolution Advanced

WRMK Holiday Embossing Strips

WRMK DIY Party 12×12 Paper Pad

Lifestyle Crafts Pocket Scrap Starter Dies

Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circles

Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Scallops

American Crafts This to That Foam Dots

Embossing Strip Tips and Tricks

30 days of evolution

Hey there, We R fans! Aly Dosdall here today to share some tips and tricks for using our Embossing Strips with the Evolution Advanced on your paper craft projects. I love the texture and depth that dry embossing adds to projects–it looks so cool! But, did you know you can do a few simple things to add a little something special when embossing? Here are three easy ways to spice up your dry embossed projects.

 

Pure White Texture

Dry embossing looks really cool on smooth white cardstock. It adds that extra texture, but has a really clean neat look. To add even more interest and texture to my white embossed sentiment strip I added some matching white enamel shapes.

you got this embossing folder card by aly dosdall

you got this embossing folder card by aly dosdall_close

 

Ink It Up

Create your own letterpress look by adding ink to the inside front of the Embossing Strip before embossing the paper. You can use an ink brayer to distribute the ink evenly, and then the paper comes out with ink on the debossed parts of the design. Pretty cool!

lets party embossing folder card by aly dosdall

lets party embossing folder card by aly dosdall_close

 

Sand For A Distressed Look

If you emboss your design onto white core paper, you can use a fine grain sandpaper (or even a nail buffing block) to lightly rub the raised design and expose the white core of the paper. This looks really cool with vivid colors so the white contrasts nicely against the color of the paper.

hello clouds embossing folder card by aly dosdall

hello clouds embossing folder card by aly dosdall_close

I hope these ideas have inspired you. Give them a try on your next dry embossing project. And be sure to join us tomorrow for more Evolution Advanced dry embossing inspiration!

Supplies:

Evolution Advanced
Embossing Strips
Cakes & Candles Collection
Hello Darling Collection
Pinwheel Punch Board

Easy Embossed Cards

30 days of evolution

Hi everyone, it’s Traci from Artsy Albums and I’m back to share a few embossed cards with you today.  I love making cards, but sometimes I don’t have time to stamp or print a sentiment.  These new embossing strips are super quick and easy for making a great impact on the front of a card.

Embossing strip cards by Traci Penrod1

I used We R’s card stock and since it has a white core, the embossing looks great with a bit of sanding.  Tip:  I ran the paper and embossing strip through my Evolution first, and then cut the paper to the size I wanted for the card.  This way, if the paper shifted, I could adjust how I cut the piece out.

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I hope this has given you some ideas for fun and easy cards!  We R has lots of great embossing strips and they come in sets of 6 different phrases.  Check them out here.

I hope you’ll share your cards with us on We R’s Facebook page!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Traci

www.artsyalbums.com

 

Supplies:

We R Phrase Strip Embossing Folders
We R Memory Inked Rose Collection

Hot Air Balloon Card

Hello! Samantha joining you today for some summer week inspiration. Are you enjoying all the summer fun so far? No icon says summer to me quite like a hot air balloon, so today I thought I’d share a hot air balloon card and matching envelope.

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I don’t have a hot air balloon die, but I do have WRMK’s Light Bulb Garland Die. And you know what? With a few modifications, it makes a pretty fun hot air balloon!

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I started my hot air balloon by cutting the main light bulb part of the Light Bulb Garland Die out 1 time each from 3 different colors of Clearly Bold polka dot paper. I used the Clearly Bold 6 x 6 acetate pad for the body of the balloon. The patterns are smaller on the 6 x 6 pad, so you get more dots on your balloon. I started with the pink dots first, then layered the teal dots in the middle, and finished up with the purple dots on top. To make the bulb look more like a balloon, I trimmed about 1” off of the stem of each die cut.

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I created the basket of the balloon with a die from the Light Bulb Garland Die and paper from the Cakes and Candles 6 x 6 paper pad. To make the basket a bit cuter, I attached it to the balloon with some pink baker’s twine.

I put my Evolution Advanced Die Cutting Machine to use again on the card to create the “Let’s Party” sentiment. This time I used an embossing strip from the Fine & Dandy Embossing Strips set. Before running the strip through the Evolution, I colored all of the raised parts of the embossing folder with a pink marker, which then transferred onto the paper when run through the Evolution. I fussy cut around the raised edges of the “Let’s Party” banner once embossed to make my sentiment banner for the card.

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I made this card a slightly odd size. Instead of the standard A2 card, its final measurements are 4 ½ x 6. Envelopes for non-standard sized cards are no problem when you can make your own with the 1-2-3 punch board. For something a little different, I used Denim Blues Pink Stripe Fabric Paper for the envelope. When using any of the Denim Blues fabric paper with one of the punch boards, it’s best to flip it over and work on the paper (white) side. The back side holds the scoring better than the front (fabric) side, and it’s just a bit easier to punch if the back side is facing up.

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I also used the 1-2-3 punch board to make a purple envelope liner to slip inside the envelope. I’ll be hand delivering this card to my niece for her birthday, so I’m sealing it closed with a hello sticker from the Denim Blues Fabric Stickers, but you can pop it in the mail if you glue it shut instead and add a mailing label to the front (just make sure to add extra postage if your envelope is over ¼” thick).

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…and that’s how you turn a light bulb into a hot air balloon for a summer card. What’s your favorite icon for summer cards? Are you a hot air balloon lover too, or does something else just scream summer to you?

 

Supplies

Light Bulb Garland Die
Evolution Advanced Die Cutting Machine
Clearly Bold 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Cakes and Candles 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Fine & Dandy Embossing Strips
Sew Easy Pink Baker’s Twine Spool
1-2-3 Punch Board
Denim Blues Pink Stripe Fabric Paper
Denim Blues Fabric Stickers
American Crafts Primaries Card Stock (purple)
American Crafts White Card Stock
American Crafts This to That Foam Tab Adhesive
Pink Marker

Happy Birthday Card

Hello! My name is Jennie McGarvey and I am excited to share with you a birthday card that I had loads of fun creating with the Hello Darling collection, The Envelope Punch Board and more!

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This card has a beautiful and bright feeling, perfect for a spring or summer birthday just as it is. It has texture thanks to the embossing, which was easy to do with the Evolution Advanced machine and the Classic Embossing Strips.

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The embossing is so simple and so beautiful! It’s really a favorite technique of mine. I made the texture stand out ever so slightly more by lightly sanding the text.

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After adhering the sentiment paper to the card base, I took the purple patterned paper and used the nested circle dies from We R Memory Keepers to create the perfect circle to show the sentiment and striped pattern paper.

I added a little edge of machine stitching just to give the card texture and a finished feeling.

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We all know that a beautiful birthday card can take many shapes — but let’s also dress up the envelope, creating an even better presentation. What better way than using the Hello Darling patterned papers and the Envelope Punch Board?

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All I needed was a sheet of paper with a beautiful pattern on one side and a solid on the other! I also knew I could make this envelope really special by adding a bit of the Washi Wraps. A simple step that really impresses the recipient.

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I love that this card is beautiful and fun to make. Plus, the overall presentation is made easy with We R Memory Keepers tools but will make your recipient feel special. Make sure to share your favorite We R Memory Keepers gift wrap ideas with us on the We R Memory Keepers social media channels! We love to see what you are up to.

Supplies:

Envelope Punch Board
WE R MEMORY KEEPERS-Lifestyle Nesting Dies
Evolution Advanced
Hello Darling Patterned Paper
Hello Darling Die Cuts
Hello Darling Cork Stickers
Hello Darling Enamel Shapes
Everyday Washi Wraps
Classic Embossing Strips