Throwback Thursday: Punch Board Easter Basket

Hello We R friends! Today we’re throwing it back to 2 years ago with this beautiful and clever DIY Easter basket made with the Gift Box Punch Board and our 2 Edge Punches. You can also make this with the 123 Punch Board. Check out the instructions from our former design team member, Traci, below:

 

Hi everyone, it’s Traci and I’m excited to be sharing a fun Easter project with you today.  I was inspired by a similar design I saw on Pinterest, and I knew I had the perfect We R tools to make one easily.  I’ve included some instructions for making this basket, so let’s get started!

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To create the basket, I used the Gift Box Punch Board, the 2-edge doily punch, and paper from the new Hello Darling collection.  I also used some white card stock and ribbon from American Crafts.

To start, I used the gift box punch board and a piece of 12×12 white card stock to create a 4x4x4 box.  I followed the easy XL directions on the board.

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Once my paper was scored and punched, I adhered it together to form my box, making sure to fold my top flaps in and adhere them to the inside.

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Next, I cut a piece of green Hello Darling paper into nine 3 3/4” x 3 3/4” squares, inked the edges, and adhered all of the pieces around the inside and outside of my box.  Then I added double-sided adhesive around the top and bottom edges as shown in the photo below.

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To create the basket-like strips, I used the 2-edge doily punch (set to punch 2 edges) to punch a piece of 12×12 pink Hello Darling paper into six 12” strips.  I then cut each strip into 4 1/2” pieces.  I ended up with 12 pieces and some left over scraps.  I then punched 2 more 12” pink strips to use on both sides of the basket’s handle.

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I adhered the 12 punched sections to 12 white card stock strips measuring 1 1/8” x 4 1/2”.   I also adhered the 12” pink strips to both sides of a white card stock strip measuring 1 1/8” x 12”.   I trimmed the 12” handle down to 9” and adhered it to the outside of my box.  I then adhered the top and bottom edges of the 4 1/2” strips along the double-sided adhesive on each side of my box, creating a bend with my fingers as I positioned each piece.

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To finish my basket, I added ribbon around the top and bottom edges of my box, and a pink bow to each side.  This little basket will be perfect for a gift or home decor.  Mine is now filled with candy to welcome guests by my front door.

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I’d encourage you to give this project a try and let us know how you plan to use your basket!   Share pictures with us on our Facebook page!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Traci

Supplies:

Gift Box Punch Board
2-edge doily punch
Hello Darling Greetings paper
Hello Darling Gracious paper
White Card stock
American Crafts ribbon
Sew Easy Baker’s Twine

Graduation Party Favors

Hello WRMK fans!  Amanda here today.  Graduation party season is gearing up which means lots of celebrations with lots of friends and family.  WRMK makes it easy to send your guests home with a fun (and easy) homemade graduation party favor.

Graduation Party Favor by Amanda Coleman

Whether for a kindergarten, high school, or college graduation party, these mortar board graduation party favor boxes would make adorable gifts for party guests.  You can fill them with goodies and even use them as party décor.  Either way, they are bound to be a hit.

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You can stick with a traditional black hat or customize the boxes to match the school colors.  The WRMK Gift Box Punch Board makes these boxes come together in a snap.  No more fussing with a die cutting machine.  Put your friends (or kids) to work and you’ll have a stack of party favor boxes in no time.

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These little graduation tassels are so cute you may even want to hang them from your rear view mirror (or make a cute pair of earrings).  You can easily customize your party favor box by making tassels in the graduate’s school colors.

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Each 2.5” square box is topped with a 4”x4” piece of paper cut from the same 12”x12” paper used to make the box.  You can adhere the top before you assemble the box or adhere it the top of the box after it is closed.

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These graduation party favor boxes can be filled with all sorts of goodies, whether a yummy treat or a special graduation memento.   With the Gift Box Punch Board, you can make custom size boxes to suit your party favors or gifts.

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It is easy to make tassels out of baker’s twine or yarn.  Be sure to check out Aly’s post on how to make tassels in HERE.

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To make the mortar board hat top, punch a ¾” inch circle and adhere it to the top of a 4”x4” piece of paper with a foam dot.  Loop the tassel around the dot and hang it over the side of the hat.  Adhere the hat to the top of a box flap.

Graduation Party Favor by Amanda Coleman

 

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

Amanda

 

Supplies:

WRMK Gift Box Punch Board

Bazzill Cardstock

American Crafts Cardstock

 

 

An Easter Basket Created with Punches

Hi everyone, it’s Traci and I’m excited to be sharing a fun Easter project with you today.  I was inspired by a similar design I saw on Pinterest, and I knew I had the perfect We R tools to make one easily.  I’ve included some instructions for making this basket, so let’s get started!

EasterBasketbyTraciPenrod1

To create the basket, I used the Gift Box Punch Board, the 2-edge doily punch, and paper from the new Hello Darling collection.  I also used some white card stock and ribbon from American Crafts. 

To start, I used the gift box punch board and a piece of 12×12 white card stock to create a 4x4x4 box.  I followed the easy XL directions on the board. 

EasterBasketbyTraciPenrod2

Once my paper was scored and punched, I adhered it together to form my box, making sure to fold my top flaps in and adhere them to the inside.

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Next, I cut a piece of green Hello Darling paper into nine 3 3/4” x 3 3/4” squares, inked the edges, and adhered all of the pieces around the inside and outside of my box.  Then I added double-sided adhesive around the top and bottom edges as shown in the photo below.

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To create the basket-like strips, I used the 2-edge doily punch (set to punch 2 edges) to punch a piece of 12×12 pink Hello Darling paper into six 12” strips.  I then cut each strip into 4 1/2” pieces.  I ended up with 12 pieces and some left over scraps.  I then punched 2 more 12” pink strips to use on both sides of the basket’s handle.

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I adhered the 12 punched sections to 12 white card stock strips measuring 1 1/8” x 4 1/2”.   I also adhered the 12” pink strips to both sides of a white card stock strip measuring 1 1/8” x 12”.   I trimmed the 12” handle down to 9” and adhered it to the outside of my box.  I then adhered the top and bottom edges of the 4 1/2” strips along the double-sided adhesive on each side of my box, creating a bend with my fingers as I positioned each piece.

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To finish my basket, I added ribbon around the top and bottom edges of my box, and a pink bow to each side.  This little basket will be perfect for a gift or home decor.  Mine is now filled with candy to welcome guests by my front door. 

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I’d encourage you to give this project a try and let us know how you plan to use your basket!   Share pictures with us on our Facebook page!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Traci

 

Supplies:

Gift Box Punch Board
2-edge doily punch
Hello Darling Greetings paper
Hello Darling Gracious paper
White Card stock
American Crafts ribbon
Sew Easy Baker’s Twine

Accordion Folded Hearts

Accordion folded rosettes are a long-time favorite DIY paper craft embellishment, so it makes sense to see them appearing in various altered forms. I love the different accordion folded shapes popping up on paper crafts projects. Last fall I shared a tutorial for creating accordion folded leaves, and today I’ll show you how to make folded hearts for your Valentine’s Day projects.

Accordion Folded Heart Bag by Aly Dosdall

Accordion Folded Heart Bag by Aly Dosdall_close

To create an accordion folded heart, start by trimming a 12″ x 1 3/4″ strip of paper. Fold the paper in half, and cut the strip as shown in the image below.

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Unfold your cut paper strip and it should look like a bracket shape. Align the straight edge of the strip at the top of the Trim and Score Board, and score every 1/2 inch.

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Accordion fold the strip (beginning and ending with a mountain fold) and adhere the ends together with strong adhesive.

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Place some adhesive on a small scrap of paper, flatten the folded strip into a heart shape with the straight edge on the inside, and press it into the adhesive on the paper scrap.

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You can cover the center with a brad or other embellishments, and then add the embellished heart to any paper craft project–scrapbook pages, cards, gift packaging, etc. I placed mine on some Valentine’s Day treat packaging I made with my Gift Box Punch Board, and my Gift Bag Punch Board. I used papers and stickers from the Homemade collection by our sister company, Pebbles, Inc. I embellished the folded hearts with some sentiment stickers and some shapes I cut out with my Albums Made Easy Dies and Evolution Advanced.

Accordion Folded Hearts by Aly Dosdall

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This Valentine’s Day try including some trendy accordion folded hearts on your paper craft projects. Be sure to share your creations with us on our Facebook page!

~Aly

Supplies:

Trim and Score Board
Gift Box Punch Board
Gift Bag Punch Board
Albums Made Easy Arrow Dies
Albums Made Easy Icon Dies
Evolution Advanced

Bat Favor Boxes

The Gift Box Punch Board makes DIY favors so much easier. I love using my punch boards for any occasion that requires a little goody. I also love to use my Lifestyle Crafts Dies to customize my goody boxes. Check out how I used the Bats Shape Dies to add a little extra something to my Halloween favor boxes.

Bat Favor Boxes by Aly Dosdall

After making my medium size boxes, I used some Hazelnut Washi Tape to “tie” them instead of ribbon or twine. Then I die cut some small bat shapes using the Bats Shape Dies, and accordion folded them as shown.

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I adhered them to the boxes with foam squares to give them a bit more depth. These were super easy to make and would be perfect to make in bulk for a class party or for your child’s Halloween party.

Bat Favor Boxes by Aly Dosdall_close 1You can use different themed dies to top gift boxes for different occasions–pinwheel, flower, snowflake, rosette, butterfly, bow tie, heart, antlers, star, turkey, pumpkin, etc. What shape would you add to the top of your gift boxes?

~Aly

Supplies:

Gift Box Punch Board
Indian Summer Paper Pack
Shine 12×12 Paper Pad
Bats Shape Dies
Evolution
Washi Tape–Hazelnut