Holiday Gift Idea: Wall Hanging with the Stitch Happy

Hello everyone!  It’s Eva here showing you how to use your Stitch Happy sewing machine to make a lovely Paper Wall Hanging.

Wall Hanging with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers
I love fabric projects but I have to admit I am not an expert seamstress, I feel more confortable using paper and I love that my Stitch Happy Machine  makes the job really easy!

To make my banner I trimmed my paper in a crest shape and added the little hearts made with felt from the Stitch Happy Card Kit. The machine is strong enough to sew it to paper!

Wall Hanging with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Next I added a cloud shape made with a lovely embossed cardstock from Bazzill and stitched all around with the gold thread.  On top of my cloud I added a phrase with thickers and the Stitch Happy had no trouble sewing it to two layers of paper. Just go slowly!

Wall Hanging with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To hang my Paper Wall Banner I folded the paper on the top and sewed 2 straight lines. The machine has a guide so you don’t have to worry about getting your lines all crooked.

Wall Hanging with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I also used the pink thread to make a border and used the scalloped stitch on the bottom.

Wall Hanging with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To decorate my Paper Wall Banner I made some pompons using the DIY Party Pom Pom Maker and some cotton yarn.

DIY Party Pom Pom Maker by We R Memory Keepers

I hung three different colored pompons on one side and braided the rest of the yarn.

Wall Hanging with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

With the Stitch Happy Machine you can easily sew paper, cardtstock, felt, wood venners and even leather! The threads are thick so they really stand out on your projects.

Wall Hanging with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Thank you so much for joining me today! Wall Hangings are very cute and easy to do, they are definitely a great Christmas Gift for children and teens.

Have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Stitch Happy Machine

Stitch Happy Card Kit

Stitch Happy  Pink Thread

Stitch Happy Gold Thread

DIY Party Pom Pom Maker

Scrapbook Page with the Layer Guides

Hello everyone! Eva Pizarro here today on the blog showing you how to use the new Layer Guides to create a quick geometric layout.

Layer Guides Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

What I love the most about these Layer Guides is that I don’t have to measure and calculate the exact width of every paper I am going to use. I simply place the guide over my paper and use my x-acto knife to cut on every side.  The guides have a catch-lip system that makes the job really easy and they won’t move while your are cutting!

I started my layout with a 4 inch picture that I glued to a scrap piece of paper. I used my 3/8 inch layer guide and cut on each side.

Layer Guides Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I did the same with several papers from the Constellation collection by our fiends at DCWV.

Layer Guides Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I typed my journaling on the edge of my white cardstock using my Typecast Typewriter. I even ran my papers through with my alpha stickers attached!

Typecast typewriter by We R Memory Keepers

I placed my picture in the center of the page in a 45 degree angle. All the layers helped my picture stand out and become the focal point of my layout.

Layer Guides Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Finally I embellished using a tone on tone technique and some die cuts and stickers from the  Creekside collection by 1canoe2.

Layer Guides Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The Layer Guides really made my work easy and because of the metal trim I know they are going to cut straight for a long time! Thanks for joining me today and have a great week!

Layer Guides Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

 

Eva

 

Supplies:

Layer Guides
Typecast Typewriter
Constellation Paper Pad by DCWV
Creekside embellishments by 1canoe2

Thankful Jar

Hello everyone! Welcome to the We R blog! It’s Eva Pizarro here today sharing how to turn a common mason jar into a Grateful Jar with the help of your favorite We R tools.

Grateful Jar by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Gratitude is a beautiful virtue and what better way to practice it than with a Grateful Jar? You can use it with your family or to give to a friend during this holiday season. I decorated the jar and the lid and also hung a tag with a few papers for writing down things you’re grateful for.

Grateful Jar by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To make the tag I cut some 2×3 plain copy paper and then used the Perforate blade on my Dial Trimmer to make them tearable.

Dial Trimmer by We R Memory Keepers

I stapled my paper together with The Staple Board set at “L” for large, and then glued this pad of paper to a tag.

Staple Board by We R Memory Keepers

The tag has a scallop border made with the Dial Trimmer and I used the Reinforce Hole Punch to decorate it.

Grateful Jar by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The jar is just a common mason jar that has a Thickers phrase attached. I love these pink Thickers from The Heart of Home Collection by Pebbles. Aren’t they super cute?

Grateful Jar by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Finally, to decorate the lid I used some papers from the same collection and a heart I made using my Heart Clear Cut Punch. You can punch anywhere on the page and align everything perfectly. I love these punches!

Clear Cut Heart Punch by We R Memory Keepers

Have you ever made a Grateful Jar? You can start this year! Teach your kids that you can find a reason to be grateful everyday.

Grateful Jar by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a great week!

Eva

 

Supplies:
Reinforce Hole Punch
Clear Cut Punch–Heart
Dial Trimmer
Staple Board
Heart of Home Collection by Pebbles Inc

Journal on your Scrapbook Page with the Typecast

Hello! It’s Eva Pizarro on the blog today showing you how to make your journaling the most important element of your layout using the Typecast Typewriter.

Typecast scrapbook page by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I have always loved to write lots of journaling on my layouts but, like many others, I don’t really like my handwriting! With the Typecast Typewriter my journaling is beautiful and it can be an important element of design.

To create my journal I placed my picture and some stickers on my cardstock, and gently drew the journaling shape I wanted with a pencil.

Typecast scrapbook page by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

 

I used my Typecast Typewriter with a black ribbon to type my journaling. I love that I can fit my 12×12 pages into the typewriter with pictures, stickers and everything!

Typecast scrapbook page by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

This is my journaling result. I really like the graphic look you can get with the  Typecast Typewriter.

Typecast scrapbook page by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I made a border with some washi tapes. We R Memory Keepers now has a new line of washi tape rolls with lovely designs and phrases!

Typecast scrapbook page by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Because the main focus of my page is my journaling and my photo, I embellished with just a few stickers from the Heart of Home collection by Pebbles.  I adhered some of them with 3d dots to give my page some dimension.

Typecast scrapbook page by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

My black and white title was the perfect match to my black journaling. Did you knew We R Memory Keepers has colored ribbon for the Typecast as well?

Typecast scrapbook page by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have you ever made the journaling an important element of your page? ! The Typecast Typewriter makes this task super easy! I created star shaped journaling on this layout too, be sure to check it out!

Typecast scrapbook page by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a great week!

Eva

 

Supplies

Typecast Typewriter
Heart of Home collection by Pebbles
Typecast Black ribbon
We R Washi Chomper Washi Tape

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

Washi Tape Menu Planner

Hello everyone! Eva Pizarro here today on the blog showing you a Washi Tape Menu Planner Board made with our newest tool: the Washi Chomper.

Washi Tape Menu Planner by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

My inspiration for this project was the cute washi roll with the days of the week. You could use it for your planner, Project Life or layouts, but I think it was perfect for this little project!

To make the Menu Planner you could use a whiteboard or, like I did, whiteboard vinyl.  If you use vinyl you can attach it directly to your fridge, wall or windows. My kitchen has poor natural light so, for the sake of the tutorial, I attached it to a sheet of cardboard first.

Use the thin pink washi tape to make a frame on your whiteboard and mark where you want your divisions using the Supreme Ruler. My whiteboard was 17 inches long so my Supreme Ruler was very helpful!

Washi Tape Menu Planner by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Following your marks and make your divisions with the same pink washi tape.

Washi Tape Menu Planner by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Use thickers to make your title and align it with the Supreme Ruler.

Washi Tape Menu Planner by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Use the Washi Chomper to create banners with the days of the week. This tool is very easy to use and you can have perfectly trimmed washi tape with just one touch. It has an alignment tool and a removable base so you can easily get out small pieces that may remain attached to the base.

Washi Tape Menu Planner by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To create the banner simply fold the washi tape in half and insert it into your tool. You can easily cut through two layers of washi tape.

Washi Tape Menu Planner by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Hang the banner on the top of your Menu Planner.

Washi Tape Menu Planner by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Now your Menu Planner is ready, all you have to do is write the meals with a dry erase marker and you are done!

Washi Tape Menu Planner by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Washi Tape is great to decorate and the new We R Washi tape rolls come in a variety of colors that I am sure you are going to love!

Washi Tape Menu Planner by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

If you are a washi lover this tool is going to be your stash’s best friend. Can you think of a cool project with the Washi Chomper?

Washi Tape Menu Planner by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a great week!

Eva

 

Supplies

Washi Chomper

Washi Tape Rolls Acqua

Washi Tape Rolls Coral

Washi Tape Rolls Yellow

Supreme Ruler

 

Sunburst Shaker Layout with the Sprinkle Punch

Hello We R fans!  It’s Eva on the blog today showing you a Sprinkles Sunburst Layout made with the Sprinkle Punch and Pebbles’ new line Happy Hooray.

Sunburst Shaker Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

This new Sprinkle Punch is absolutely adorable! It is perfect for cards and for making confetti pockets for your Project Life or Mini Albums. I used mine to make a sprinkles sunburst layout with a picture of my son’s second birthday party.

To make the layout, start by tracing the sunburst on a 12 x 12 piece of cardstock. Cut some rays on different patterned papers and use your Sprinkle Punch to make some confetti.

Sprinkle Punch by We R Memory Keepers

Lay a piece of vellum on top of the white cardstock and glue your rays and your picture on top.

Use your Stitch Happy machine to sew the rays to your layout  being careful not to sew the border.

Sunburst Shaker Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Fill your vellum pockets with the Sprinkles and sew the border around your project, sealing the shaker pockets shut. I used the twine thread, andI love how it looks!

Sunburst Shaker Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Finish your layout with embellishments and a title.

Sunburst Shaker Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

See how gorgeous the sprinkles rays look? They add a nice festive touch. Tip: I used the scraps of patterned paper to make the sprinkles, because they are small they are perfect for small pieces of paper!

Sunburst Shaker Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

This new punch is the perfect addition to your stash. I am sure you are going to use it again and again. What would you use your punch for?

Sunburst Shaker Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Sprinkle Punch

Stitch Happy

Stitch Happy Thread

Pebbles Happy Hooray Line

Dial Trimmer Coupon Card

Hello everyone!  It’s Eva here showing you a coupon card made with the new Dial Trimmer and the Photo Sleeve Fuse Tool.

Dial Trimmer Coupon Card by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The new Dial Trimmer has 6 different tools in one but one I love the most is the Perforate Tool, I used this feature to create a coupon card for a teen girl made with the Girl Squad collection by our friends from Pebbles Inc.

To decorate the front of my card I cut several 6 x 6 papers with the Wave Tool from my Dial Trimmer and glued them to the front of the card.

Dial Trimmer by We R Memory Keepers

Dial Trimmer by We R Memory Keepers

Next I used my Sprinkle Punch and decorated the inside of the card with matching colors and a shaker pocket created with a plastic sleeve and a FUSEables card base.

Sprinkle Punch by We R Memory Keepers

Photo Sleeve Fuse + Sprinkle Punch by We R Memory Keepers

I marked my paper with 2.5 inch squares and typed my “coupons” with my Typecast Typewriter.  Because the paper is going to be folded like an accordion, I typed front and back left a space in the middle.

Typecast Typewriter by We R Memory Keepers

Using the Dial Trimmer with the Perforate Blade, create a perforated line every 2.5 inches.  Embellish the blank squares with paper and fold like an accordion.

Dial Trimmer Perforate Blade by We R Memory Keepers

Dial Trimmer Perforate Blade by We R Memory Keepers

To finish the front of the card use Stickers and Die Cuts from the same Girl Squad Collection.

Dial Trimmer Coupon Card by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Dial Trimmer Coupon Card by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

 

 

The coupons are glued inside the card and everything is held together with some twine.

Dial Trimmer Coupon Card by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

This was a Teen Girl card but you could modify this card for many occasions! The receiver just needs to slightly pull the paper and the coupon will tear off perfectly! Isn’t it cool!

Dial Trimmer Coupon Card by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I love to receive (and give) interactive cards, they are so much fun! Did you already think of someone to give a coupon card to?

Dial Trimmer Coupon Card by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Typecast Typewriter
Fuseables Card Kit
Pebbles Girl Squad Collection
Waterfall Sleeves 4×6 inches
Fuse Tool
Fuse Mat
Fuse Ruler
Dial Trimmer
Sprinkles Punch

Hole Reinforcer Punch Planner Spread

Hello everyone! It’s Eva Pizarro with you today sharing a quick Planner project using the new Hole Reinforcer Punch.

Hole Reinforcer Punch Planner Spread by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I don’t know about you but I always procrastinate some things from my daily to do list. To be able to notice important things in my planner more quickly, I decided to create small tags and attach them with small pieces of washi tape.

Hole Reinforcer Punch Planner Spread by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To make the tags I used small pieces of patterned paper from the Creekside collection by our friends 1Canoe2 and made a small hole using my Crop a Dile. To embellish the tag and make it look perfect I added a circle using my Hole Reinforcement Punch. This punch is perfect for the Planner Lover! You can add extra pops of color in seconds and your inserts will never tear out again!

Hole Reinforcer Punch Planner Spread by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To add a little more journaling space I used one of the 4 x 6 inch cards from the 12 x 12 Paper Pad and added some punch outs using my Hole Reinforcer punch to embellish it a little bit, specially the white side of the card.

Hole Reinforcer Punch Planner Spread by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Tip: Put washi tape on top of patterned paper, punch, remove from the paper and you have a sticky hole reinforcer ready to go!

Hole Reinforcer Punch Planner Spread by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To embellish my spread I always use stickers that I cut and then keep it together with a clip in my planner pocket

Hole Reinforcer Punch Planner Spread by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

My other go to embellishment is washi tape! The new Washi Chomper Washi Tape from We R Memory Keepers come in 4 beautiful colors and have small sayings perfect for planners. Combine them with the new Washi Chomper and you are going to get your planner ready in minutes!

Hole Reinforcer Punch Planner Spread by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Hole Reinforcer Punch Planner Spread by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I am sure this new little tool is going to become your next planner best friend, Do you have any other ideas on how to use it?

Hole Reinforcer Punch Planner Spread by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Supplies:

Hole Reinforcer Punch
Washi Chomper Washi Tape
1canoe2 Creekside Collection

Storage + Organization Tips with Chantalle & Eva

If you’re looking for some tips to keep your craft supplies in check, we’ve got you covered this week! Today’s tips are brought to you by Chantalle McDaniel and Eva Pizarro. Check out what Chantalle has to share below:

“Hello WRMK fans! I have a small creative space and utilise some very cute white bookshelves to store items I use frequently, so I have them to hand when I need them. IKEA has some of my favourite storage tubs which come in handy when it comes to storing similar products or tools. I use a medium size tub (17cm x 24cm) to store my embossing folders and packs of ephemera.”
 
“There is a larger size tub (33.5 x 24cm) which is perfect for my punch boards as well as my hand punches. Another slightly shallower tub has a lid, in which I like to store items from my Typecast collection. (These tubs are also stackable which is fab.) One tip which I shared on Insta recently is that I like to store all of my punch board blades together in one mini tub and just use one for a couple of boards if it’s universal etc. This way, I just dull the edge of one blade at a time, instead of all of them.”
 
 
“It’s great to have pretty bits and pieces on display. Glass bowls or pretty tea cups are great finds at dollar stores or op shops and are fabulous for storing buttons, brads or washi tapes.”
Eva’s got some great storage tips to share as well. Here’s what she has to say:
“Hi everyone! It’s Eva Pizarro here sharing a few tips to keep your supplies in order. Tip #1: Who loves punch boards? I know I do! I keep mine in a wire basket and leave all my blades and small accessories in a box inside. That way the blades don’t get lost and you can use the same blade for all your punch boards. When the blade is dull you start using another one! I also keep a file inside the basket with all my punch instructional booklets, when I need help using my punch boards I always know where to look!”
“Tip #2: the one thing that is ALWAYS on my desk is my pink Crafter’s Tote Bag. I keep all my pencils, glues, scissors, rulers, Crop A Dile and Corner Punches inside. It’s the perfect companion! I love to have all the thing I use in the same place. If you need to divide your Tote Bag even more just add a can like I did! I keep small accessories inside so they don’t get lost in the big space.”
Thanks so much ladies for the helpful tips for storing your favorite craft supplies. Come back tomorrow for some more awesome ideas to keep your stash organized!