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!

Eva’s Favorite Colors: Teal, Pink, and Gold Scrapbook Page

Hello everyone! Eva Pizarro here today on the blog showing you how to use your Stitch Happy machine and different color threads to create an awesome stitched background for your next layout.

Stitched Background Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

This week’s theme is “Favorite Colors” and one of my all time favorite color combinations is Teal, Pink and Gold; you can find all these colors in the lovely Stitch Happy Threads so I decided to create a stitched background for my layout.

I used a big 12 inch high photo of my son and used my Supreme Ruler to mark the width of the picture on my white cardstock and mark the design shapes on the right side of my page.

Supreme Ruler by We R Memory Keepers

The thread is thick so you can really notice the colors in the background, plus it gives the layout a nice texture.

Stitch Happy by We R Memory Keepers

I didn’t wanted to over embellish my page so I added a few stickers and a strip of paper from Pebbles’ new line: Girl Squad.

Stitched Background Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The gold Stitch Happy thread was the perfect accent for those little gold embellishments. You can’t really see it in the pictures but it shines beautifully!

Stitched Background Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Tip:When using your Stitch Happy make sure you change direction when the needle is going up, otherwise you might end up with some loose stitches like it happened to me.

Stitched Background Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The Stitch Happy gives you lots of possibilities of thread colors and decorative stitches and for me being able to use thick thread is a huge change.

Stitched Background Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I encourage you to try this technique and if you do please share! We would love to see it!

Have a great week!

Eva

 

Supplies:
Supreme Ruler

Stitch Happy Machine

Stitch Happy Card Kit

Stitch Happy  Aqua Thread
Stitch Happy  Pink Thread

Stitch Happy Gold Thread
Pebbles Girl Squad Cardstock Stickers
Pebbles Girl Squad Thickers
Pebbles Girl Squad Die cuts
Pebbles Girl Squad Paper

Framed Watercolor Art with the Supreme Ruler

Hello We R fans! It’s Eva on the blog today showing your how to make a grid watercolor frame using your Supreme Ruler.

Framed Watercolor Art with the Supreme Ruler by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I have had this huge frame over my mantle for months because I couldn’t figure out what to do with it.  When my Supreme Ruler arrived I knew it was the perfect size to make a Grid Watercolor Frame.

I started by cutting my cardstock with my Supreme Ruler and my exacto knife.  Because the ruler has a non slip bottom and it is 18 inches long I was able to do this with one cut.

Supreme Ruler by We R Memory Keepers

Next I marked the inside of my frame and made marks with my ruler every 2 cm. The Supreme Ruler has inches and centimeters and it is transparent, allowing you to make precise measurements for your projects.

After I had marked all my sides I created my grid.

Supreme Ruler by We R Memory Keepers

I am no expert when it comes to watercolor, I simply filled every diagonal with a different color and tried to use a rainbow pattern.

Framed Watercolor Art with the Supreme Ruler by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I let my watercolors dry and then erased all my pencil marks.

Framed Watercolor Art with the Supreme Ruler by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

This project was easy and fun! The Supreme Ruler with its metal rim, non slip bottom, easy grip handle and size was a huge help! I am already thinking on my next Supreme Ruler project. What would you use your Supreme Ruler for?

Framed Watercolor Art with the Supreme Ruler by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Supreme Ruler

Watercolors

White Cardstock

 

 

Stitch Happy Mini Album

Hello everyone!  It’s Eva here showing you how to use your Stitch Happy sewing machine and Stitch Happy Card Kit to make a lovely mini album.

Stitch Happy Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

When I saw the Stitch Happy Card Kit I knew it would be perfect for a mini album. In the kit you get different card designs, die cuts and even felt! All perfectly coordinated to make your job really easy.

I started by trimming some of my cards to 4 inch height. I used 3 cards for my mini album, one for the cover and two for the inside pages.

Stitch Happy Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Because I didn’t want my stitches to show on the back side of the card I created some 4×4 inch white squares and decorated them with some twine and thread from the Stitch Happy collection. I used mint baker’s twine, pink, citrine and gold.

Stitch Happy Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I really like the thickness of the threads, your stitches stand out from the page and the scallop decorative stitch is absolutely lovely!

Stitch Happy Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To assemble the mini album I cut my cover in half and added a floral paper in the center using the zig zag stitch and the gold thread (this way the cover was a bit wider) Next, I stitched each page slightly off the center of the cover. The mini album was a bit thick but the Stitch Happy Machine had absolutely no problem! No more broken needles or thread!

Stitch Happy Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I had fun decorating all the pages of my mini album, the golden thread added a nice touch. To decorate I used  the die cuts that came with the Card Kit and some wood veneers and die cuts from the Take Me Away Collection by Pink Paislee.

Stitch Happy Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I used the decorative stitches to create different backgrounds like the scallop page you see below.

Stitch Happy Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

With the Stitch Happy Machine you can easily add felt, fabric and even leather to your projects!

Stitch Happy Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Here are some of the other pages of my mini album.

Stitch Happy Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Stitch Happy Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Tip: Remember to change needle when using the gold thread otherwise the thread might break.

Stitch Happy Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers Stitch Happy Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Stitch Happy Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Thank you so much for joining me today! Do you have a Stitch Happy Machine? What are you waiting for? I am sure you are going to love it as much as I do!

Stitch Happy Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Stitch Happy Machine

Stitch Happy Card Kit

Stitch Happy  Mint Twine

Stitch Happy  Pink Thread

Stitch Happy  Citrine Thread

Stitch Happy Gold Thread

Pink Paislee Take Me Away Wood Veneers

Pink Paislee Take Me Away Die Cuts

 

Summer Scrapbook Page with the Frame Punch Board

Hello everyone! Welcome to the We R blog! It’s Eva Pizarro here today sharing a quick idea on how to use your Frame Punch Board for your next summer scrapbook project.

Summer Scrapbook Page with the Frame Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

For this assignment I knew right away I wanted to fill my page with frames, kind of a grid design but made with different squares. I choose two different types of frames: one square 2 3/8 inch x 2 3/8 inch and one polaroid style 2 3/8 inch x 2 7/8 inch and used papers from the lovely Oh Happy Life collection by our sister brand, American Crafts.

Summer Scrapbook Page with the Frame Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I embellished the frames with pictures, phrases, die cuts and stickers. If the die cut was too big I cut the edges so the design stayed inside the frame.

Summer Scrapbook Page with the Frame Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I also made 3 journaling frames with some white cardstock and my Typecast Typewriter.

Typecast Typewriter by We R Memory Keepers

To align all the frames perfectly I used my Laser Square, it was very easy to use and made the grid design alignment so much easier!

Laser Square by We R Memory Keepers

To finish my layout I added a title and some stickers from the Flower Girl Collection by We R Memory Keepers. I also used some 3d dots on some embellishments to give a little more dimension to my layout.

Summer Scrapbook Page with the Frame Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I really like how each frame is unique but, using the same window size and the same paper collection, you can achieve a cohesive layout.

Summer Scrapbook Page with the Frame Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Because you work each frame at a time this layout design is very quick and easy! This technique is perfect for cards or mini albums too! I hope you give it a try!

Summer Scrapbook Page with the Frame Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

But wait! Need some ideas for how to use all those scraps of paper? Here’s another layout where I share 3 ways to use your Frame Punch Board.

Summer Scrapbook Page with the Frame Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

 

Have a great week!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Frame Punch Board

Oh Happy Life Collection

Laser Square

Typecast Typewriter