Flower Punch Board Canvas

Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here, and today I’m sharing a fun altered canvas made with the Flower Punch Board:

Flower Punch Board Canvas by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

I started by covering an 8×10 canvas with gesso. I then applied some Heidi Swapp gold flakes to the edges of the canvas.

Flower Punch Board Canvas by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Like myself, you may have seen a similar project making the rounds on Facebook or Pinterest lately. I thought using silk flowers and a canvas to make a 3-d art project was a really fun idea, but being a paper crafter I just had to add some paper to it! The Flower Punch Board was perfect for punching, scoring and folding some pretty vellum flowers.

Flower Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

To make the flowers even more special, I painted the petals of the top layer of each flower with Minc reactive paint. I allowed the paint to dry for several minutes, then ran the flower petal strips through my Minc machine with gold foil. So pretty!

Flower Punch Board Canvas by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

I drew a vase and stamped a sentiment, then used a craft knife to slice open the canvas at the top of the vase. I tucked my silk flowers in, then arranged my foiled vellum flowers until I was happy with the design. Last, I used my hot glue gun to secure everything in place.

Flower Punch Board Canvas by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

I’m so glad that I had the Flower Punch board on hand to make my paper flowers. Cutting out and assembling each petal would have taken a long time, but the punch board made quick work of that process. And now I have a fun, quirky art piece in no time. Why don’t you live life in full bloom and give this project a go? Happy creating!

Flower Punch Board Canvas by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Supplies Used:

Flower Punch Board

Mini Piñata Holiday Gift Boxes

Hello friends, Aly here with you again. Our darling new Mini Piñatas are perfect for parties, but if you need a last minute gift packaging idea, the Mini Piñatas make perfect gift boxes for small toys or goodies too.

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To make these mini piñata holiday gift boxes I first threaded a 12″ length of raffia through the holes in the flaps, and then covered the boxes with some black and white paper from some of my favorite older We R collections.
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Then I added some gold Fringe Tape around the edges and embellished the tops of the boxes. I used my 123 Punch Board to create a medium size paper bow for the first box.

123 Punch Board Bow

Then I layered a gold bow from the Clearly Posh collection on top, and added a few bits of gold DIY Party Confetti.

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To embellish the second box I created a festive paper poinsettia using the reverse punch of my Flower Punch Board.

Flower Punch Board Leaves

I punched five 1 1/2″ squares and five 1″ squares, and then punched them into leaf shapes. Then I curled them with the curling tool from my Flower Punch Board, and layered them on the front of the box. To create the center, I rolled a 4″ strip of gold Fringe Tape, trimmed it, and hot glued it to the center of the poinsettia. Then I added some small white enamel dots around it.

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To finish off my gift boxes, I printed the words “pull here” on plain white cardstock, cut them into 3 1/2 x 1 strips, and punched them with the DIY Party Tag Punch. Then I tied them onto the raffia I had threaded through the flap openings.

DIY Party Tag Punch

Thanks for letting me share this fun gift packaging idea with you today. To see one more festive holiday project using the new Star Mini Piñatas and the Heidi Swapp Minc, visit my blog HERE.

Star Mini Pinata Ornament Favor by Aly Dosdall

If you create a project with the new Mini Piñatas, be sure to share it on our Facebook page HERE.

 

Supplies:

DIY Party Star Mini Piñatas
Gold Fringe Tape
123 Punch Board
Flower Punch Board
DIY Party Cardstock Pad
Clearly Posh Acetate Bows
Enamel Shapes–Neutral
DIY Party Gold and Silver Confetti
DIY Party Raffia

Flower Letters

Hello! Samantha here on the last day of Flower Punch Board week. I’ve loved seeing how versatile this tool is, and today I thought I’d add one more use to list. Today I’m using my Flower Punch Board to make flower letters.

Flower Letters by Samantha Taylor 1

You’ll need a paper mache letter (or letters). I ordered mine on-line, but they can be found in many craft stores as well. I’m using the letter “T” for Taylor. I started by cutting the top off of the T.  You’ll only need the box part (the part on the left in the photo below).

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Next, I covered the outside of the T with Denim Blues Pink Dot. You could use any paper to cover the outside of the letter, but because Denim Blues is fabric paper, it bends and hugs the curves of the letter really beautifully.

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Then it’s time to break out the Flower Punch Board. I created a bunch of 3” (XXS) flowers from Hello Darling paper. Even though I won’t be using long stems on these flowers, I still used the centers from the Flower Stem Kit to secure the flowers, and add a pretty center. I put some dry flower foam inside the T and used planted my paper flowers into the foam pressing the center of the flower (from the Flower Stem Kit) firmly into the foam. If you’ll be hanging your letter vertically, you may also want to add a little glue to the stem. It’s easiest to start in the center of your letter and work your way out.

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Finally, I made a few small fringe flowers from some Denim Blues fabric paper and attached them to the T as well.

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I love how fast and easy paper flowers are to make with the Flower Punch Board. I created a single flower letter, because I’m using this as a front door decoration, but there are so many ways to use these letters. For a wedding you could make the happy couple’s initials or a pretty “MR & MRS”. For a baby shower you could spell out “BABY” or the baby’s name if it’s known in advance. For home décor you could spell out “FAMILY” or “LOVE”. There are just so many fun possibilities! What letter or letters would you fill with flowers?

 

Supplies

Flower Punch Board
Flower Stem Kit
Hello Darling Charming
Hello Darling Shindig
Hello Darling Breezy
Denim Blues Pink Dot
Denim Blues Mint Dot
American Crafts Dear Lizzy Serendipity Enamel Dots
American Crafts This to That Double Sided Super Sticky Red Tape

Flower Punch Board Layout

Hi everyone, it’s Traci and I’m glad to be back on We R’s blog today. I’m a huge fan of all of the We R Memory Keeper punch boards. From envelopes and boxes, to banners and pinwheels, these punch boards really make paper crafting fun and easy!  I decided to use the Flower Punch Board on this layout about my niece and her Papa and Meme. 

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I wanted lots of dimension on this layout, so I used the petal curler that’s included in the board to bend my petals. I layered the 3” and 4” sizes and then added a brad to the center.

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I left the flower in the upper left corner flat and added a brad to the center of this one too.  So whether you want a more dimensional look, or a flat embellishment, the Flower Punch Board can help you make fabulous flowers to spruce up your scrapbook pages!

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I’d love to see how you are using your Flower Punch Board on page layouts!  Share pictures with us on We R’s Facebook page! Thanks for stopping by today!

Traci

 

Supplies:

Flower Punch Board

Inked Rose Paper Collection

Welcome to Flower Week!

Well, we’ve been through the April showers here and now it’s time to enjoy some gorgeous May flowers! That’s right, it’s flower week on the We R blog and we’re going to feature some beautiful ways to include flowers on your paper craft projects. First up is design team member Kathy, and she’s got a gorgeous wedding gift set to share today. Enjoy!

 

Hello, it’s Kathy here again. It’s the time of year for couples to say, “I do.” In fact, one of my nieces is getting married this month so I created a card and present for her using some of my favorite We R Memory Keepers tools and the Hello Darling collection.

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The card was made with the Evolution Advanced die cut machine. Included with my machine was a pretty scalloped rectangle die set that I used to make the card’s frame. Accents include some yummy ribbon and a beautiful bloom made with the Flower Punch Board.

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I love how easily the Flower Punch Board makes pretty petals! To give my blooms a little added detail and texture, I added felt centers.

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The gift box was easily created with the 123 Punch Board. I’ve made many of these lately…so fun!

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Inside the box I tucked a coupon for a hand crocheted throw. This way the bride can decide what colors and style of blanket she wants.

Here’s to happily ever after!

Template Studio Centerpiece

Hello! Samantha here today with a Mother’s Day Template Studio centerpiece. Usually my parents come out for Mother’s Day, and we go out for brunch. This year my parents will be on vacation, so we’ll be enjoying Mother’s Day at home. I thought it would be fun to make a pretty centerpiece for my kitchen table.

Template Studio Centerpiece by Samantha Taylor 1
I am really loving being able to create large scale projects with the Template Studio. The directions that come with it are so clear that you get to spend your time creating instead of decoding instructions! The instruction card list multiple sizes to create, so to make sure I’m following the right measurements, I lay one of the guides from the Template Studio underneath the set of measurements I’m following.

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As a base for my centerpiece, I created a large gift bag from silver glitter designer poster board. You can see from the photo above, I used the 16 x 6 x 12 measurements. I finished off the gift bag by using a Crop-a-Dile Hole Punch and Eyelet Setter to punch handle holes, and then thread ribbon through the holes.

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The next step in my centerpiece was to create 3 large scale flowers with the Template Studio Flower Guide and the Flower Punch Board. The very bottom (largest) layer of the flower is an 11” flower and was created with the Template Studio. The middle layer is a 9.5” flower also created with the Template Studio. The top (smallest) layer is a 4” flower created with the Flower Punch Board. Using the Template Studio with corresponding punch boards opens up an even bigger world of possibilities!

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I used stems from the Flower Stem Kit to secure and add a center and stem to the smallest flowers. Then I used This to That Foam Tab Adhesive to attach the medium and large flowers to the small flowers. I put some dry flower foam in the bottom of my gift bag to “plant” my completed flowers into.

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Creating large scale decorations with the Template Studio is so much fun! I really think this centerpiece is going to brighten up my table for Mother’s Day…truth be told, it will probably live on my table for a few weeks after Mother’s Day, too! How will you be spending Mother’s Day this year? I’d love to hear all about your plans, and hope you have a beautiful day!

Template Studio Centerpiece by Samantha Taylor 6

Designer Tip: When working with glitter cardstock or poster board and the Template Studio or a Punch Board, place the glitter side facing down, and the plain (glitter free) side facing up toward you. This will make cutting, punching, and scoring much easier!

**Stay tuned for the big announcement with our National Scrapbook Day Pinwheel Punch Board giveaway winner later this afternoon!**

 

Supplies

Template Studio Starter Kit
Template Studio Flower Guide
Flower Punch Board
Designer Poster Board Silver Glitter
Designer Poster Board White
Designer Poster Board Mint
Flower Stem Kit
Crop-a-Dile Hole Punch and Eyelet Setter
This to That Foam Tab Adhesive
This to That Double-sided Super Sticky Red Tape

Throwback Thursday: Mother’s Day Round Up

We’ve done some fun gift ideas for Mother’s Day on the We R blog over the years, and with the holiday quickly approaching we thought it would be helpful to do a Mother’s Day project round up just in case you need some last minute ideas. Here we go!

Mother’s Day Printer’s Tray

What a fabulous way to display your favorite photos! Mom or grandma will definitely cherish this beautiful altered item. Read the full post HERE.

Mason Jar Photo Display

Why not try this unique way to display your treasured photos? The Flower Punch Board is fun and easy to use, and paper flowers will last a lot longer than real ones! Get the full tutorial HERE.

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Washi Tape Gift Pockets

These little cuties are the perfect way to store wallet size school photos or gift cards for Mom or Grandma. Grab your favorite dies, your Evolution Advanced, and some washi tape and you’re all set! Read the full post HERE.

Instagram Album

These 4×4 Instagram Albums are the perfect size to fit in Mom’s or Grandma’s purse for a brag book. With all the darling 2×2 and 4×4 journaling card options, they’re easy to put together and oh-so-stylish. Check out more album pages HERE.

Cinch Recipe Book

Our Cinch Kits make perfect gifts for Mother’s Day or any other occassion. Collect your favorite family recipes and share them with the women in your life. Details for this project are found HERE.

Have you found the perfect gift idea yet? If not, stay tuned for a fabulous centerpiece idea from design team member Samantha tomorrow. Creative cheers!

I Spy We R!

We love to see the amazing projects created by our fabulous blog readers, fans, and customers. It’s awesome what your creative minds come up with! We’re pleased today to share some beautiful scrapbook layouts featuring, well…you!

Photogs by StampinRooster

We love this grid-style layout we found by Scrapbook.com user StampinRooster using our Indian Summer collection. All those gorgeous layers add so much depth to her inspirational page. Be sure to check out more of her lovely projects in her Scrapbook.com gallery.

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Good Heart by Renee Zwirek

Renee wowed us with the gorgeous flowers she created using the Flower Punch Board. All the white and gold layers are such a stunning design element! To see more of Renee’s work, visit her gallery here.

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Flowers I Love You by Lee-Anne Thornton

Lee-Anne’s graduated heart rings totally caught our eye. The black background really makes the papers from our Love Notes collection pop. What a fabulous design Lee-Anne! (Check out Lee-Anne’s online gallery here.)

I Love You _Lee-Anne Thornton

 

Suprise Me! by ScatteredConfetti

Scrapbook.com user ScatteredConfetti created this simply stunning page using our Love Notes collection. We find the little details–paint splatters, stitching, small paper tears, and her perfect placement of embellishments–absolutely charming. Be sure to visit ScatteredConfetti’s Scrapbook.com gallery.

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Our final page is another one made with our Love Notes collection. Did you notice that the last three layouts were all made using that collection, but none of them is Valentine’s Day themed? We pride ourselves in creating themed collections with plenty of generic patterns. Versatility is awesome.

 

Beautiful Flower by Wendy Antenucci

What’s not to love about Wendy’s page? Everything about this is just awesome–from the stitched triangles, to the beautiful layers, to the gorgeous photos, and the fun title work. Yep. We love it. See more of Wendy’s fab designs here.

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I don’t know about you, but after seeing this I’m ready to get creative. Thank you ladies for sharing your inspiring pages with us! 

Hello Banner

Do you ever just feel like making something fun to dress up a room even though there’s nothing in particular to celebrate? Well, I did. And here’s what I made–an all-occasion “Hello” banner!

Hello Banner by Aly Dosdall

Since this piece of home decor isn’t tied to a holiday or party of any kind, I picked one of my favorite generic collections–Farmers Market–and focused on the cheery primary colors. I started by cutting out some large pennants using the Pennant Nesting Dies. The die creates two slits for threading twine through to hang the pennants, but I wanted to fold the pennants in half to make them more sturdy. So I folded my 6″x12″ pieces of patterned paper in half, and then placed them on the die so that the fold was just below the top of the pennant die. That way when I die cut them the fold remained intact. 

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To cover the slits I added two strips of Washi Tape at the top of the pennants. I added some chipboard alphas to spell “Hello”, and then I embellished the pennants using some flowers that I made with my Flower Punch Board, some die cut frames, and Enamel Dots. To keep my flowers flat so I could easily add them to this project I didn’t cut off the last petal before assembling them.

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It was easy to hang my banner by placing some adhesive in the folds of the pennants and then adding a length of baker’s twine in the crease of the pennants.

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Then I hung my garland in my family room for us all to enjoy! It’s pretty details like this that make me smile when I walk into a room. What home decor projects have you created recently?

~Aly

Supplies:

Farmers Market Paper Pack
Pennant Nesting Dies
Nesting Frames Dies
Flower Punch Board
Enamel Dots
Sew Easy Baker’s Twine
Washi Tape–Multi Color Pack

Flower Pencil Jar

If you’re looking for a back to school teacher gift idea, here’s a fun one. Teachers can’t seem to get enough writing utensils–probably because they disappear from their desk so quickly. Well these unique and decorative flower pencils will most likely stay put. They’re not something that students will easily walk away with by accident.

flower pencil jar by aly dosdall

First I made the flowers from Indian Summer patterned paper with my Flower Punch Board and used my Brad Setter and Piercing Tool to punch two small holes near the center of the flowers. Then I threaded a length of florist wire from the Flower Stem Kit through the holes in the flower and wrapped the ends around a #2 pencil.

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Then I wrapped the pencil tightly with green florist tape to hold everything in place. I added a small dot of hot glue between the bottom of the flower and the tip of the eraser to secure the flower, and Enamel Dots to the flower centers to cover the wire.

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An empty and washed pickle jar makes the perfect container. I added some burlap ribbon and clear river rocks to finish it off. Your child’s teacher will love receiving this gift!

~Aly

Supplies:

Indian Summer Paper Pack
Flower Punch Board
Flower Stem Kit
Enamel Dots–Neutral, Cool
Brad Setter and Piercing Tool