Throwback Thursday: Template Studio Easter Basket

We’re throwing it back to spring of 2016 with this clever take on a Template Studio gift box. We just the transformation from box to basket with a few simple modifications. Check it out!

Hello We R fans!  Amanda here today.  I think Easter baskets are so much fun.  They can be made out of all kinds of different materials—wicker, fabric, plastic—to name a few.   With the Template Studio, you can make a full size Easter basket out of poster board, too!

DIY Template Studio Easter Basket by Amanda Coleman for We R Memory Keepers

With a quick and easy modification to the Template Studio box and you can create an Easter basket that you can stuff to the brim with sweets and treats.  With the Template Studio, you can create Easter baskets big or…extra big!  And the Designer Poster Board makes it easy to customize your Easter basket, too.

DIY Template Studio Easter Basket by Amanda Coleman for We R Memory Keepers

This Easter basket is about 5 ½”x5 ½”X3 ½” and fits a bunch of large and medium Easter eggs.  You can also stuff it with chocolate rabbits or any of your other favorite Easter treats.

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The DIY Party Fringe Tape is perfect for embellishing your Easter Basket and it comes in so many yummy jelly bean colors.

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Starting with a piece of 15”x15” designer poster board, follow the Template Studio instructions for the box through Step 11.  This will make a basket that is 5.6”x5.6”x3.6”

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Rather than using the scoring tool in Step 12 of the box making instructions, use the cutting blade to cut the flaps off the top of the box.  Use scissors to cut the remainder of the flap completely.  This will leave you with a box with an open top.

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This is what your poster board will look like after you have cut the flaps off of the box.

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Use a tiny stapler to secure the inside flaps to the inside walls of the box.

DIY Template Studio Easter Basket by Amanda Coleman for We R Memory Keepers

Create a handle by stapling a strip of poster board to the inside of the box.  Trim your basket with fringe or other fun embellishments.

Happy Easter!


Template Studio
Designer Poster Board
DIY Party Fringe Tape

Laura’s Favorite Colors: Mint, Navy, and Gold Gift Packaging

Hello there, We R readers, Laura here. This week is all about our favorite colors. One of my favorite color combinations is mint, navy, and gold.

Today, I am going to share some gift packaging ideas with you, using these pretty colors.

Gift Packaging by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

The first package I wrapped up using my FUSE tool, papers, and embellishments. I laid out my mint chevron paper on the heat proof mat. I added the FUSEables decorative tape to the middle of the paper. Pull the tape out of the box and fold it on the premarked score lines.

Gift Packaging by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Use the FUSE tool to adhere it to the plastic paper.

Gift Packaging by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Then, I added some FUSEables embellishments to the middle of the paper. I used the embellished 12 x 12 sheet to wrap up my small gift.

Gift Packaging by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

For the next gift, I used the 1-2-3 Punch Board to create an XL gift box from navy cardstock. Follow the instructions on the punch board to score and punch your paper to fold it up into a cute little 4” x 4” x 4” box.

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I added strips of gold and mint glitter tape to the the box. This tape is so fun and sparkly!

Gift Packaging by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Using the 1-2-3 Punch Board I created an XS bow out of navy cardstock. I added a pre-made gold bow to the top to have another gold element on my gift.

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I also tucked a little teal and gold tag under the bow.

Gift Packaging by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

For the last gift packaging idea, I wanted to dress up a store bought mint gift bag. I used gold, navy, and mint fringe tape. I simply trimmed the fringe tape to fit along the front of the gift bag. It has an adhesive back to make it easy to attach to any project.

Gift Packaging by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I added a gold tassel to the handle and some gold and navy tissue paper.

Gift Packaging by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Pretty gift packaging is such a fun way to add a little extra something to your special gifts you give.

Gift Packaging by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers






FUSEables Plastic Paper

FUSEables Decorative Tape

1-2-3 Punch Board

Glitter Tape

DIY Party Fringe Tape

Gold Tassel


Throwback Thursday: Interactive Mother’s Day Card

Happy Thursday friends! We hope you’re enjoying the beautiful Mother’s Day projects from our design team this week. Today we thought it would be fun to throw it back to a favorite Mother’s Day blog project from last year by design team member, Chantalle McDaniel. Check out her incredible interactive Mother’s Day Card, video included!


Hello We R fans and thank you for stopping in today. With a special day on the calendar fast approaching, I’d like to share a card that I created using the beautiful new Flower Girl collection. It would be perfect for your Mum or someone special you would like to show your appreciation to.

Interactive Mother's Day Card by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

While the idea for this card has been seen before (find a link to create your own here) the way in which you use your supplies and embellish it can make for a stunning and unique gift. I’ve used a combination of Bazzill cardstock for the base and the pretty floral prints of Flower Girl ‘Bouqet’ and ‘Rose Bud’ for the sleeve and inner tray lining.

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The inner tray and outer sleeve were created using my Envelope Punch board. Now, you might be thinking this is way too complex for you to give it a go, but I promise, it was surprisingly easy to put together.

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The little tray pulls out to reveal a pop up surprise. This effect is achieved by three small rows of folded cardstock which have been embellished using Flower Girl ephemera and stickers. I thought it would be a cute idea to add in some ’grass’ to compliment the flora and fauna. I used some DIY Party Fringe Tape in ‘Meadow’ and adhered a strip to the front of each row. I then used a very sharp pair of scissors to snip the squared off fringe in a haphazard fashion, creating the blades of grass.

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Towards the back of the tray there is enough to stash a small present like some chocolates, a gift card or a voucher. (You can adjust this area by spacing your rows a little further apart or closer together.)

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The sleeve can also be kept on the base, with the pop up elements on display in front. I’ve used a wreath shape ephemera on the top of the sleeve, along with two super cute pieces of Flower Girl wood veneer. The word ‘Mom’ was actually the word ‘moment’ from the Flower Girl accents sticker pack. I’ve snipped off the rest of the word and popped it on with a bit of foam tape.

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That cute spring is thanks to bits of acetate I’ve used to back the ephemera.

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Here’s a look at this fun interactive card in action:

I hope you will give this idea a go. It’s such fun to create and even more fun to receive!

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Happy crafting,



Envelope Punch board

Bazzill cardstock

Flower Girl 12×12:


‘Rose Bud’

Flower Girl Ephemera

Flower Girl Wood Veneer Shapes

Flower Girl Puffy Stickers

Flower Girl Accent Stickers

DIY Party Fringe Tape in ‘Meadow’

Tissue Christmas Tree Garland

I love that moment when you are scrolling through Pinterest and see a project that you have to make! It gets even better when you realize that you have a We R Memory Keepers tool that will help create that project in a snap!


These adorable tree paper tassels, made with the DIY Party Fringe & Score Board, are festive and fun! My mom, my dad, and I had fun creating these over the holiday weekend, so I have double the reason to smile as I look as this décor hanging in our kitchen!


Using a basic piece of tissue paper (from my holiday wrapping stash), I folded it in half to create a square. It was folded again to make a rectangle.


That rectangle was cut in half, leaving a fold at the top. The fold at the top is essential for creating the tassels. I found that two layers of tissue paper was the right thickness for cutting, because of the delicate nature of the tissue paper.

Note: with one sheet of tissue paper you can make 4 tree tassels.


The tissue paper was placed inside the Fringe & Score Board. To stop myself from cutting through the fold, I placed one of the stoppers at the top, behind the cutting tool.


The cutting tool was set to ½” and the tissue paper was lined up with the ½” guideline. Then I slid the cutting tool down the track. Look at those perfect cuts! To finish the cuts, I moved the tissue paper over to the ½” guideline, lining up the last cut with it.


After cutting all the tissue paper, each of the panels was opened. Starting at the one side, I rolled the tissue paper. Then I twisted the center and folded it in half. I wrapped the center around the Ruler Studio Clear Lights 20 bulb string, securing it with a glue dot. Followed the same process for each tree tassel.


To add festive words to the string of lights and tree tassels, I grabbed the Mini Alphabet Punch Board. Using paper from a 3×5 pad, I punched out the letters to spell Fa-La-La-La.


The letters were attached to the string of lights with glue dots.


My dad punched gold stars from the metallic 3×5 pad and adhered them to the top of each tree. My mom punched small red circles and adhered those to each tree as small ornaments. We all giggled at how crazy cute this turned out!


Will you make any holiday décor with your family this season?

Thanks for stopping by!




DIY Party Fringe & Score Board

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Paper Pad 3×5: Multicolor, Gold & Silver Metallic Foil

Ruler Studio Lights Clear 20 Bulb String

Swim Team Party Decor

Welcome back to the We R blog! Today Kimberly is up, and she was given the challenge to create a project with a sports theme. Check out what Kimberly created below!


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Hello We R fans! Kimberly here with a set of fun sports-party décor! We are nearing the end of the long course season for swimming and it is time for our team to celebrate those who earned their way to the state level competition! I had a couple of fun ideas, but the more We R Memory Keepers tools I pulled out, the more fun ideas I had! Creating this décor was an absolute blast! I know you will want to use some of these ideas for your next team party too!

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To start with, I created this bunting to look like our pool lane lines. The pool lane lines are a large part of life at the pool, and I wondered if I could make something to resemble the lane lines. I thought about the DIY Party Honeycomb and how it makes 3D shapes.

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So, using the DIY Party Honeycomb stencils and one pad of the DIY Party Blossom Honeycomb, I traced the smallest circle down the adhered-together side. Then I cut them out with scissors. I repeated the same process for each color of Honeycomb.

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To create the bunting, I grabbed a long piece of DIY Party Raffia and applied liquid glue to side of my honeycomb.

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I placed the Raffia in the center, along the fold, and then held the sphere in place for a moment as the glue set. After making a few of these, I quickly learned that it is better to open up the Honeycomb, create the shape, and then adhere the sides together. The Honeycomb opened up more to make the sphere seem fuller.

The minute my son saw this, he knew exactly what it was! This bunting will look great hanging on the wall, but I will be making a few more to place down the center of the tables!

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The DIY Party Pinatas made the perfect touch-a way to commemorate the year. I know when we take photos, these will be a fun and festive reminder! Plus, how fun to include candy inside each piñata at the tables!

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Hands down, my favorite party of the décor are these pompoms! Perfect for the moms and dads to take home and use to cheer on their swimmer at the event!

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I started with the DIY Party Fringe and Score Board with DIY Party Mylar Paper Pack. After folding the sheet of Mylar in half, I lined everything up, according to the directions. Then I slid the Fringe Tool down the guide. It moves so easy, creating perfectly spaced fringe. Then I removed the Mylar paper, opening it up to lay flat. I rolled at the middle, then folded it in half again.

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Using an industrial stapler, we adhered one fringe to one side of a chopstick and a second one to the other side. Perfect pompoms! Coolest part is, you could also use tissue paper in the DIY Fringe and Score Board. Imagine the colors you could customize for your team!

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To finish the entire ensemble off, I created banners using the Banner Punchboard and the Alphabet Punchboard.  So much fun to make! It will add so much to our celebration! Go LMST!

What does your sports team have to celebrate?


DIY Party Honeycomb Stencils
DIY Party Honeycomb 5 3/4 “ x 12”; Blossom, White, Black
DIY Party Raffia
DIY Party Piñatas; 1 , 6
DIY Party Fringe Tape; Black
DIY Party Fringe and Score Board
DIY Party Mylar Paper Pack
DIY Party Card stock Pad 12×12
Banner Punch Board
Alphabet Punch Board



Father’s Day Gift Wrap

Hello, friends! Tessa Buys here with a project that you and the kids can put together in no time for Father’s Day:

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First, I went shopping for the treats. As I was filling the shopping cart. I realized I had a color palette going and I stuck with it – blue, yellow, a little bit of red and silver. I also picked up a blue tub to hold everything.

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Because my husband’s favorite color is green, I added that to the mix. I took green and silver fringe tape from the DIY Party collection and wrapped the tub. I also wrapped the neck of the root beer bottle.

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Using patterns from the Wildflower and Flower Girl collections that coordinated with my treats, I made a banner. I tied the banner to skewers and then taped the skewers to the inside of the tub. I also added some silver stars to skewers and tucked them in between the treats.

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Using more of the patterned paper and fringe tape, I created a prize ribbon and attached it to the front of the tub. Everything is taped in place so that when we’re done celebrating, we can save the decorations and use the tub for another purpose.

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All in all, decorating the tub took about as long as going to the grocery store to grab the treats. It’s an easy and festive project, thanks to We R Memory Keepers! Enjoy creating (and enjoy those dads!).

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Supplies Used:

DIY Party Fringe Tape Meadow

DIY Party Fringe Tape Silver

Wildflower, Flower Girl Patterned Paper

End of the School Year Piñatas

Hello, We R Memory Keepers readers! Laura here with a fun idea to celebrate the end of the school year with your kids. My kids work hard all year long, and it is a big achievement to move up to the next grade in school. I thought it would be fun to celebrate my daughter and son moving on to 1st and 4th grade, respectively, with a candy filled piñata.

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I used the number one and number four DIY Party Mini Piñatas to signify the grades they were moving to at the end of the school year. The Mini piñatas and fringe are so easy to work with – you can create these special treats in no time!

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Start by filling your piñata with candy using the opening on the bottom.

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Then wrap the piñata from the bottom up to the top using the DIY Party fringe tape. As you work, you will trim any excess fringe off with scissors. On areas where the piñata has an angled edge you can wrap the fringe around the flat edges first. Trim and then add a piece of fringe along the angled edge.

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My kids were really excited to open their treats on the last day of school. And I am a proud mom to a 1st and 4th grader now. Where does the time go?


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How do you celebrate your kids finishing up the school year?



DIY Party Mini Piñatas

DIY Party Fringe Tape


Filler for your piñata

Baby Banner

Hello, We R fans! Laura here showing you a cute baby banner that would be perfect for a baby shower or birthday party. A little fringe and some simple letters are all you need to make this banner shine.

Baby Banner by Laura Silva

Start by trimming a piece of white textured cardstock four inches wide. Using the Banner Punch Board, cut a flag shape on one end of the banner. Trim the overall banner length to seven inches long. Punch holes in the top of the banner piece. You will need four of these banner shapes.

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Cut a piece of plain white cardstock four inches wide. Again, using the Banner Punch board create a flag shape on one end of the banner. Trim the overall banner length to five inches long. You will again need four of these.


Starting at the bottom of your five inch banner shape, begin layering rows of fringe tape to cover the banner shape. Trim the ends with scissors.

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Once you reach the top, trim the excess fringe from the bottom of the banner. Punch holes in the top of the banner shape. Fluff the fringe a little before proceeding to the next step. I did two with Blossom fringe and two with Ocean fringe.

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Start stringing your banner together. Use a piece of ribbon and a piece of coordinating twine and tie the banner pieces together using a double knot. Alternate pink and blue ribbons. On the ends, simply tie a knot at either end.

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Using the Alphabet Punch Board and the 3 x 5 in Basics Paper pad, cut out the word BABY, alternating pink and blue papers.

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Attach the letters to the banner using adhesive foam squares.

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This banner would be wonderful for a gender reveal party since it is both pink and blue. However, the general design of the banner could be easily altered with all of the options for colors of Fringe Tape to suit any party decor.

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Banner Punch Board
Textured White Cardstock
White Cardstock
Ocean Fringe Tape
Blossom Fringe Tape
Alphabet Punch Board
3 x 5 in Basics Paper Pad

Fringe Hearts Wedding Decor

Hello, WRMK friends!  Shellye McDaniel here today with an easy-to-make wedding décor using the DIY Party Mini Heart Pinatas.

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With chalkboard art being all the rage, and because I love rustic/shabby chic styled weddings, I thought it would be fun to create a faux chalkboard to the front of ones of the hearts.

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I first traced the heart onto a piece of black cardstock by American Crafts and then cut the shape out.

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The cardstock heart was adhered to the front and initials were added using a white chalk marker from my stash.  To the sides, I cut 1.5” strips from the lightest Blossom DIY Party Fringe Tape, Black DIY Party Fringe Tape and Silver DIY Party Fringe Tape.  The pieces were layered slightly over each other until both sides of the heart were completely covered.

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For the two remaining hearts, I cut four 1.5” X 8” strips of black cardstock and attached them around the sides.  Before adding the fringe tape to the fronts of the hearts, I drew on a couple of lines so that I would be able to keep the tape as straight as possible.

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The trio of hearts can be stacked together as shown above and used for a single display OR use them to fill with small gifts for the bridesmaids!

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The hearts would make a sweet accent when greeting guests who sign in or add them individually or clustered as tabletop decorations…there are so many possibilities!


DIY Party Mini Heart Pinatas
Blossom DIY Party Fringe Tape
Black DIY Party Fringe Tape
Silver DIY Party Fringe Tape
American Crafts 12X12 Black Textured Cardstock


Fiesta Fringe Cards

Hello, friends! Tessa Buys here with a pair of cards that has me in the mood for a fiesta!

Tessa Buys Fringe Cards for We R Memory Keepers

I created this birthday card and congratulations card using We R Memory Keepers DIY Party Fringe Tape. I used yellow, orange and red to create an ombre effect.

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I cut a 4 inch by 5.25 inch piece of cardstock as my card front, then started layering strips of the fringe tape from the bottom up. Once done, I glued the card front to a 4.25 inch by 5.5 inch card base.

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I typed my sentiments, cut them into strips, and added them to the cards before I ruffled the fringe. To fluff the fringe, I turned the cards upside down and gently brushed my fingers down the card fronts.

Tessa Buys Fringe Cards for We R Memory Keepers

I love how festive these cards are! I think that when I send them out, I’ll include confetti in the envelopes. Now, what else can I stick this fringe tape to? Thanks for visiting today and happy creating to you!

Tessa Buys Fringe Cards for We R Memory Keepers

Supplies Used:

DIY Party Fringe Tape Citrus
DIY Party Fringe Tape Blossom
DIY Party Fringe Tape Sunrise