Fall Project Roundup

Happy Friday, and happy (soon-to-be) fall y’all! We hope you’ve enjoyed all the fall projects our design team members have shared this week. Today we thought we’d finish things off with a roundup of past fall projects to keep those cozy creative juices flowing. We love creating for this time of year, and we hope you do too! Enjoy!

We R Memory Keepers Fall Project Roundup

Fall Pumpkin Wreath

We’re loving the texture that the DIY Party Honeycomb Pads add to this festive fall pumpkin wreath! It’s super easy to make, and you can learn how to do it for yourself HERE on our blog.

We R Memory Keepers Fall Pumpkin Wreath

Owl Gift Bag

This is a favorite that you may have seen before, but we just can’t help including it. We just love owls for the fall! Grab your Gift Bag Punch Board, and CLICK HERE to learn how to make this owl gift bag.

We R Memory Keepers Owl Gift Bag

Owl Pillow Boxes

Okay, owls again. But who can resist these little guys? They’re so easy to make with the Pillow Box Punch Board. Find the how-to on our blog HERE.

We R Memory Keepers Owl Pillow Boxes

Fall FUSEables Mini Album

Record your favorite fall memories in a darling DIY mini album made with the FUSEables card kit and the Photo Sleeve Fuse. CLICK HERE for more photos and full instructions.

We R Memory Keepers FUSEables Fall Album

Fall Apple Goodie Bags

Share some yummy home baked (or store bought) fall goodies with your loved ones in these darling fall apple goodie bags. You can make your own with the Goodie Bag Guide and some glassine papers from the Oh Goodie Collection. Visit our blog HERE for instructions.

We R Memory Keepers Fall Apple Goodie Bags

Tag, you’re it! Now it’s your turn to share. Please visit our Facebook page HERE and share the fall projects you’ve been working on. We can’t wait to see, and happy fall crafting!

Back to School Project Roundup

Happy Friday We R fans! Thanks for joining us this week for Back to School Week. We hope you’ve enjoyed our the inspiration from our design team so far.

Today we’re finishing things off with a roundup of school-themed projects featuring some of your favorite We R tools. Enjoy!

Teacher Goodie Bags

Start off on the right foot with your child’s teacher by bringing some DIY goodie bags made with the Goodie Bag Guide and the Oh Goodie Collection. CLICK HERE for more photos and details.

Teacher Goodie Bags featuring the We R Memory Keepers Goodie Bag Guide and Oh Goodie Collection

Back to School Planner Pocket Page

We love this school-themed planner pocket page! What a genius idea to add pencil shavings with the Photo Sleeve Fuse! Check out the original post HERE on our blog.

Back to School Planner Pocket Page with the Photo Sleeve Fuse

DIY Tabbed Notebooks

The Planner Punch Board and the Tab Punch Board are the perfect back-to-school companions to help keep your busy life organized! CLICK HERE to see more project inspiration on our blog using these essential organization tools.

DIY Tabbed Notebook with the Planner and Tab Punch Boards

Teacher Appreciation Banner

Create quick and easy teacher appreciation decor with the Alphabet Punch Board, the Banner Punch Board, and other We R tools. Get the how-to on the blog HERE.

Teacher Appreciation Decor featuring We R Memory Keepers crafting tools

Teacher Gift Box

Let your teacher know how special she is with an interactive gift box full of classroom essentials. It’s easy to make one with the Template Studio and the Alphabet Punch Board! Full instructions can be found on our blog HERE.

Teacher Gift Box with the Template Studio and the Alphabet Punch Board

Owl Teacher Gift Bag

This cutie is one of our most popular back-to-school blog project! CLICK HERE to find out how to make one for your child’s teacher using the Gift Bag Punch Board.

Owl Teacher Gift Bag with the Gift Bag Punch Board

Framed Classroom Art

Help teacher get her classroom looking A+ with a piece of DIY framed art. Learn how to make one with the DIY Party Collection on the blog HERE.

Framed Classroom Art with the DIY Party Collection from We R Memory Keepers

Thanks so much for joining us today! We hope your first day of school is awesome. Happy crafting, and enjoy your weekend friends!

High Five Gift Packaging

Hello everybody! Eva Pizarro here today showing you some cute packaging made with our wonderful Punch Boards and the new High Five Collection.

I love to make small gifts and my punch boards are always helpful. I don’t have to measure, print templates and search online. All I need to do is follow the simple instructions on the board and the tool does the rest.

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Here I show you four different boxes I made with the punch boards from left to right: the Pillow Punch Board, The Gift Bag Punch Board, The Candy Punch Board and the 1,2,3 Punch Board.

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For most of my boxes I used the 6×6 pad included in the collection. After I had scored and mounted my boxes I decorated them with some die cuts, stickers and ribbons.

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For my last box I even used the 1,2,3 Punch Board to make a cute bow. I love how easy and quick you can embellish your gifts boxes!

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This collection is perfect for everyday crafts and I love the light blue, green and yellow color combo. What do you think? Do you like this new collection?

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Have a great day!

Eva

Supplies

1,2,3 Punch Board
Candy Box Punch Board
Gift Bag Punch Board
Pillow Box Punch Board

Fall Project Roundup

Fall is officially upon us friends, and we thought we would fill your Friday with some fabulous fall inspiration. We’ve collected six of the most popular past fall projects from our blog to get you in the mood for some crafting this weekend. So sit back, grab a warm cup of something, and get your Pinterest boards ready!

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Owl Gift Bag

Let’s start things off with this popular owl gift bag project. This easy Gift Bag Punch Board project is perfect for fall gift giving. Grab a circle and oval cutter, and some Enamel Dots and you’re good to go! CLICK HERE for full instructions.

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Easy Fall Favors

These little guys are perfect for a classroom favor, board meeting, block party, or just to say “thanks” to your mail carrier. They’re super easy to put together with the Evolution Advanced and besides, who doesn’t love some candy corn? CLICK HERE for full instructions.

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Fall Luminaries

Give your porch a fall makeover with some inviting fall luminaries! Run some simple white or brown paper lunch sacks through the Evolution Advanced with a leaf shaped die. Fill in the shape with some printed vellum and add a flameless votive candle. So pretty! CLICK HERE for more photos and details.

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Embossed Fall Card

Add some rich fall texture to your projects with the Evolution Advanced and the Next Level Embossing Folders. Your handmade cards will leave a good impression. (See what I did there?) CLICK HERE for instructions for this project.

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Fall Mini Canvas

For quick and easy fall home decor, grab a mini canvas from your local craft store and layer, layer, layer with your favorite fall patterned paper, die cuts, burlap, and twine. Spray paint a mini easel to display it. We love these faux leather Thickers! CLICK HERE for more details on this project.

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Owl Pillow Boxes

Owls are so adorable on fall projects, we thought they deserved another post! These darling owl pillow boxes are another very popular project from our blog. The Pillow Box Punch Board helps these cuties come together in no time. CLICK HERE for full instructions to make these for your next fall celebration.

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Well, that’s all for now friends. We hope these projects have inspired you. Pull out your favorite We R tools and have a blast creating fall goodies this weekend!

 

Supplies:

Gift Bag Punch Board
Evolution Advanced
Next Level Embossing Folders
Thickers
Pillow Box Punch Board

Wedding Gift Bags

Hello We R fans, and welcome to Wedding Week! With the beautiful warm weather here we know some of you are planning weddings this summer, or will be attending them. This week is all about wedding ideas, from gift wrap, to decor, to favor ideas and more. Get ready to pin some fun ideas to your wedding Pinterest board!

Hi! It’s Aly here today to share a decorative gift bag idea with you. These sweet little bags would work perfectly for smaller gifts, gift cards with treats, or favor bags for wedding guests. I used my Gift Bag Punch Board to make these, and then took them to the next level by punching the edges with my 2 Edge Punch.

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Wildflower Gift Bags with Punched Borders by Aly Dosdall

Once I completed my gift bags, I added a ribbon closure, and some beautiful layered tags and ephemera pieces from the Wildflower collection. I love how the gold foil accents add some elegance to them.

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I finished off the bags with some pretty Gold Sequin Stickers. If you’d like to learn how to make these bags, check out the video tutorial below.

Supplies:

Wildflower collection
Gift Bag Punch Board
2 Edge Punches
Gold Sequin Stickers

Valentine’s Day Treat Packaging

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Hello!  Jennie McGarvey here and I’m so excited to share with you a fun packaging idea I created using the new Crush collection.

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I knew that my son would like to share treats with his classmates for Valentine’s Day.  I balanced making a little something for the kids that was both cute and completely functional. I broke out Hearts Aglow paper and the 12×12 Stickers along with the Gift Bag Punch Board to create the fun little gift bags and accompanying card.

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The Punch Board makes the Crush collection extra festive as gift packaging for anyone — kids and adults alike!

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Supplies:

Crush collection
Hearts Aglow paper
12×12 Stickers
Gift Bag Punch Board

Handmade Gift Packaging for Teacher

Hello We R friends! It’s Aly back on the blog again today. There’s no better way to make teacher feel extra special at the start of the school year than with some beautiful handmade gift packaging. Not only will she not want to toss it after opening the gift, but she’ll appreciate the extra effort to make her gift look unique. To create this pretty packaging I combined one of my favorite We R paper collections (Wildflower) with some of my favorite We R tools (Punch Boards).

Wildflower Gift Bag and Box by Aly Dosdall

I used the Gift Bag Punch Board to create the bag, and then added some flowers that I fussy cut from the Wildflower patterned paper. I cut out a tag from another piece of Wildflower paper and then added a butterfly from the Wildflower Ephemera Bits and a Wildflower sticker for the sentiment.

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For the box I used the 123 Punch Board to make the box and the bow at the top. Love how versatile that punch board is! I added some ephemera butterflies and Gold Sequin Stickers to finish it off.gift box with paper bow by Aly Dosdall

It’s the little details that will show teacher how much you appreciate all she does. Try making some handmade packaging for your back-to-school teacher gifts this year.

Supplies:

Wildflower 12×12 Paper Pad
Wildflower Ephemera Bits
Gift Bag Punch Board
123 Punch Board
Gold Sequin Stickers
American Crafts Ribbon

Top Ten Punch Board Projects

Do you find yourself in need of some crafting ideas? Do you sit down to create with your substantial scrapbook stash only to find your stash of ideas running low? Look no further, because today we’ve got a post chock full of fabulous project ideas using our popular Punch Boards. Introducing, our Top Ten Punch Board Projects!

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We love this late summer/early fall burlap and flower wreath. This project is super easy to make with our Flower Punch Board.

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Flower Punch Board Wreath

This post showing how to use our original Envelope Punch Board to create paper bows is one of our most popular punch board blog posts. We love finding multiple uses for one tool!

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Paper Bows with the Envelope Punch Board

Combining our Corner Chomper with the Gift Bag Punch Board makes for a cute and meaningful gift idea for someone you love.

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Reasons I Love You Bag

We think this custom gift wrap set by We R designer Jennie McGarvey is so much fun! Using our Pinwheel Punch Board for gift wrapping is genius!

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Pinwheel Punch Board Custom Gift Wrap

We R designer, Kathy Martin, shows us that gift wrapping doesn’t have to be feminine and frilly. This Father’s Day Gift Trio she create using the new 123 Punch Board (and some other new We R tools) is perfect for any man in your life.

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Father’s Day Gift Trio

How cute is this Owl Gift Bag made with our Gift Bag Punch Board? This project has been a favorite on Pinterest, and would make the perfect back-to-school teacher gift!

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Owl Gift Bag

Making a utensil holder with our Pillow Box Punch Board is such a clever use of this tool! You could make one for any special occasion by swapping out appropriate papers.

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Pillow Box Utensil Holder

We R designer, Traci Penrod, was really thinking outside the box when she made this elegant Easter basket with our Gift Box Punch Board. Just gorgeous!

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Gift Box Punch Board Easter Basket

Coming in with the second highest number of all time views on the We R blog, this mini album made with the Envelope Punch Board is easy to make and oh-so-clever!

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Envelope Punch Board Mini Book

We all know you can make beautiful banners with the new Banner Punch Board, but did you know you can pockets with it too? We love this denim pocket card–so fun!

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Banner Punch Board Denim Pocket Card

Don’t know about you, but we’re off to grab our Punch Boards and get crafting! We hope this post is as inspiring for you as it is for us. Creative cheers!

Mother’s Day Gift Bag and Card

Hello WR fans! Carrie here today to share with you a Mother’s Day card and gift bag. I like to give handmade cards and gifts and especially on such special occasions like Mother’s Day. We R Memory Keepers makes my homemade gift giving easy. They have a punch board for pretty much all your gift giving needs. Today I used the Gift Bag Punch Board.You can make various sizes of coordinating gift bags to match with your cards. For mine I used the Hello Darling line. I just love this fun and summery line. It is so fun to mix and match with these papers, you will have a beautiful creation with whatever papers you choose.
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For my card I first decided on what size card I wanted and made my base. Picking out the papers was a bit more difficult since I love them all but I finally narrowed it down to Merrymaking and Delighted. I cut them into narrow strips and matted them for my background. I used a Teresa Collins Journaling card from the AME collection Snapshots. I trimmed it down and matted that also to help make it stand out. I also used a Cork Sticker from the Hello Darling line along with a Lifestyle Crafts shape Monarch Butterfly die. Slid it through my Advanced Evolution and layered it with the cork sticker. I made a little border using the Doily 2 Edge Punch and topped it off with a scrap of the Radiant paper.
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For the bag I used the Gift Bag Punch Board. Measured and trimmed my paper to the desired size and punched, scored, creased and adhered…yes, it is that simple! I decorated the bag with coordinating papers from my card and my Mother’s Day card and gift bag are complete.
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Products used:
Hello Darling-Merrymaking
Hello Darling-Delighted
Hello Darling-Radiant
2 Edge Punch-Doily
Gift Bag Punch Board
Evolution Advanced
Hello Darling-Cork Stickers
Lifestyle Crafts-Monarch Shaped Die
Hello Darling-Ephemera Bits

Lucky Candy Boxes

Happy St. Patrick’s Day We R fans! I hope you’ve got your green on today. But, if not…you’re in luck. I’ve got a fun green project to share with you today that will keep you pinch proof. Check out these Lucky Candy Boxes!

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To create these festive treat containers I used a cool trick that combines both the Candy Box Punch Board and the Gift Bag Punch Board. I started out by trimming a 4 1/2″ x 7″ piece of paper. I followed the instructions on the Candy Box Punch Board to punch and score the first side of the paper, and then used the reverse punch on the candy box edge.

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Next I pulled out my Gift Bag Punch Board and placed the opposite side of the paper into the punch. I scored the paper all the way across using the horizontal score line. Then I lined up the first vertical Candy Box score line on my paper with the start on the Gift Box Punch Board and punched.

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I moved the paper to the left, lining up the next vertical score line with the start line and punched. I repeated this with all of the vertical score lines from the Candy Box Punch Board until I created four flaps for the bottom of my box. (I trimmed off the extra half flap at the end.)

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Then I assembled the box with some strong adhesive, filled it with chocolate (this box fits 3 Hershey’s Nuggets perfectly), tied some glitter tulle around the top, and added a die cut shamrock and some gold sequins.

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These Lucky Candy Boxes make great gifts for neighbors, friends, teachers or co-workers. You could also make them in bulk for a class party, or for a neighborhood get-together. They work great for any holiday, event or occasion. Simply use appropriate papers, colors, and embellishments to match your theme.

~Aly

Supplies:

Candy Box Punch Board
Gift Box Punch Board
Love Notes 12×12 Paper Pad
Sequin Stickers–Gold