Top Five Father’s Day Gift Ideas

If you’re in need of a last minute DIY Father’s Day gift for Sunday, then you’re in luck! Today we’re sharing the top five handmade gift ideas for Father’s Day from our blog. These ideas are unique and heartfelt, but totally doable before the big day this weekend. Enjoy!

 

Father’s Day Gift Card Tag

This adorable bow tie gift tag holds a gift card or two, and can either be the star of the show or a tag on a larger gift. It’s easy to make with the 123 Punch Board, and such a fun gift to receive. For full instructions, CLICK HERE.

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Father’s Day Coupon Book

This is a gift of labor and love, and is a great way to use up extra journaling cards. You can make this coupon book a gift from the whole family, getting the kids involved in thinking of nice things to do for Dad. To learn how to make an accordion pocket coupon book for Father’s Day using the Evolution Advanced and the Accordion Pocket Die, CLICK HERE.

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Father’s Day Treat Tub

Gather your man’s favorite drinks, snacks, and treats and fill a plastic tub with them. Being a crafter, of course you’re going to want to decorate the tub, so CLICK HERE for some fabulous inspiration featuring our DIY Party Fringe Tape.

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Father’s Day Mini Album

Make a special mini album for Dad using one sheet of decorative poster board and the Template Studio. Fill it with photos and love notes from the family. It’ll melt his heart. CLICK HERE for a step-by-step tutorial.

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Folded Shirt Father’s Day Card

Dust off your origami skills for this fun folded shirt father’s day gift card holder. We recommend using the Trim and Score Board to score your patterned paper before folding it. Grab a video tutorial for making this project HERE.

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We hope you’ve found some inspiration to show the special men in your life just how amazing they are. Enjoy your weekend friends, and happy crafting!

Pop Up Dies Project Inspiration

With the holidays coming up quickly, we thought we’d share some project inspiration using our new Pop Up Dies. These dies are perfect for handmade holiday cards and gifts. When paired with our Evolution Advanced tool, you’ll be set for some fabulous holiday crafting! Check out what our in-house design team created with these awesome crafting supplies.

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Use the new Pop Up Gingerbread House die set to create a DIY snow globe or a darling pop up house card.

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Our Gift Card Holder is the perfect solution for your neighbor, friend, teacher, and co-worker gifts!

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The Pop Up Gift Box die set is the perfect mix of a handmade interactive card, and a gift card holder. These new tools will definitely make your holiday craft projects turn out beautifully! Available in stores and online now.

Supplies:

Pop Up Gingerbread House Dies
Pop Up Gift Card Holder Dies
Pop Up Gift Box Dies
Evolution Advanced

Fall Gift Idea: Caramel Apple Popcorn Goodie Bags

Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here with a delicious gift idea for fall. If you love caramel apples, you’re going to love this caramel apple popcorn:

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Throughout the fall I make several large batches of this yummy stuff. It’s a basic caramel popcorn with dried apple slices tossed in. I love to share, so I pulled out a few sheets of Oh Goodie glassine paper and made some apple-themed goodie bags to fill with popcorn.

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I used the scalloped Goodie Bag Guide to make my bags. I chose red paper because I used red apples in the recipe. Once filled with popcorn, I stapled ribbon to the closed bags. The green ribbon is like leaves and the gingham is for a fun, fall touch.

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I covered up the staple with an Oh Goodie gold seal. I used the Typeset typewriter to type the names of my gift recipients on Typeset washi strips.

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As you can see in the recipe below, this popcorn isn’t short on greasy ingredients. I love that the Oh Goodie glassine paper is so grease-resistant! You can’t see any spots, which keeps the bags pretty for gift-giving.

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Caramel Apple Popcorn (source: cookiesandcups.com)

Ingredients:

1 cup unpopped corn kernels
2 (2.5 oz) bags of apple chips
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
½ cup butter
1 tsp salt
1 (14 oz) can of sweetened condensed milk

Directions:

Preheat oven to 250 degrees (or skip baking the popcorn and enjoy ooey-gooey).
Pop your kernels into a large bowl and pick out any unpopped kernels.
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and salt.
When mixture is melted and it begins to boil, add the sweetened condensed milk and continue stirring for five minutes (to prevent burning).
Remove from heat and pour over popcorn and apples. Stir to evenly coat.
Bake in oven for 45-50 minutes, stirring every ten minutes. (Or, like me, enjoy at this point!)
Remove from oven, break into pieces, and allow to cool.

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I’d love to know what you think if you give this recipe a try, and I’d love to see your Goodie Bags, too! Enjoy creating!

 

Supplies Used:

Oh Goodie Scalloped Goodie Bag Guide

Oh Goodie Foil Stickers

Oh Goodie Glassine Paper

Typecast Typewriter

Typecast Washi Stickers

DIY Fridge Magnets

Hello everyone! Eva Pizarro today on the blog showing you how to use your Frame Punch Board to make the cutest fridge magnets.

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I loved this magnets so much that I did 2 sets, one for me and one to give to my sister with pictures of her favorite nephew Lorenzo. These magnets would be a perfect Christmas gift for the family and with your Frame Punch Board you can make them really quickly!

To make them cut your paper to 2,5 x 3 inch, I used the 6 x 6 inch paper pad from the Honey I’m Home collection. Punch your frame using the guides at 0.25 inch and 0.75 inch

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Using the other part of the Punch Board trim the inside shape, you will also need to use your guides at 0.25 and 0.75 inch.

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Cut a piece of chipboard and a piece of magnetic the same measurements as your frame, glue them together

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To cover the side of the chipboard use washi tape and go all around your magnet

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The back of your magnets will have a strip of washi tape that I think it look really cute right?

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Glue your frame to your chipboard leaving the top part open to be able to switch the picture whenever you want.

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Use you Typecast Typewriter and some small labels to write sentiments or a small journaling.

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Embellish your frames. I used Die Cuts, Stickers and Wood Veneers from the Honey I’m Home collection and a clip from the Oh, Goodie Collection.

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Slide your photos inside the frames, if you have difficulties use an acetate shape to help you raise the frame a little bit.

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Here are my two sets of Fridge Magnets, aren’t they cute?

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If you want to give a set as a gift like I did, use one of the Vellum Envelopes from the Typecast Collection. The envelopes come without the brads so you can easily run them trough your Typecast Typewriter.

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Put your brads and use the thread to close it.

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Isn’t the bag cute? I love that you can see what’s inside!

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I hope you liked these magnets and that you can make them to decorate your home or for a loved one!

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Have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Typecast Typewriter
Typecast Vellum Envelopes
Typecast Labels
Rhino Washi Tape Dispenser
Honey I’m Home Ephemera
Honey I’m Home Accent Stickers
Honey I’m Home Veneer Shapes
Honey I’m Home 6×6 inch Paper Pad

Throwback Thursday: Father’s Day Mini Books

Today we’re throwing it back to last year, and sharing a couple of past mini book gift ideas for Father’s Day. Nothing says “I love you” like a handmade gift for Dad or Grandpa, and we’ve got some cute ones to show you!

Template Studio Folded Album

This album was made with our Designer Poster Board and Template Studio. It includes a photo of each child, plus their answers to the question, “What do you love most about Dad?” For full instructions, visit the We R blog HERE.

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Accordion Pocket Coupon Book

Use our fun Accordion Pocket Die to create this interactive coupon book. The pockets are filled with journaling cards that have acts of service and love for Dad or Grandpa that can be redeemed at their request.

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If you’d like to learn how to make one of these darling coupon books for the man in your life, you can find full instructions on the We R blog HERE.

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We hope you enjoyed our special Father’s Day Throwback Thursday today. Stay tuned for tomorrow when Wendy shares a beautiful Father’s Day layout. Creative cheers!

 

Supplies:

Template Studio
Designer Poster Board
Hello Darling Collection
Accordion Pocket Die
Journaling Cards
Cardstock

Father’s Day Coupon Book [Free Printables]

Hi there!  Shellye McDaniel here today with my take on a quick coupon book for dad this Father’s Day!

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To start, I placed smooth, white cardstock into my printer and then printed off the two sheets of coupons from the free PDF file you can download by clicking below.

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The coupons were cut to 2”X8” strips; the left end of the coupons was punched with the DIY Party Tag Punch.

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Next, a sheet of the “Here & Now” paper from the “Honey I’m Home Collection” was cut to 9”X12”.  The paper was placed onto a scoring board horizontally and scored at 3”, 6” and 9” and then folded as shown below:

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The two end flaps were glued into place with adhesive.

The coupon tags were all stacked together and a large silver eyelet was placed through all of the holes.  A Crop-A-Dile was used to punch a hole along the left inside, bottom flap of the cover; one of the coupons was used to determine placement before punching.  Set the eyelet with the Crop-A-Dile and now all of the coupons have been secured to the cover.

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For the cover, the PDF sentiment was printed onto a small piece of green cardstock from the DIY Cardstock Pad.  The oval frame from the Ephemera pack was used as a template to trace around and cut-out the sentiment.  The sentiment was then attached to the back of the oval frame and attached to the front of the cover:

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A portion of the sentiment from the “Real Life” paper’s journal cards was attached below the print-off sentiment.  Finally, the light-bulb wood veneer piece was attach to the bottom of the sentiment and was further embellished with the puffy sticker and heart sticker.

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In finishing, I went back and embellished the various coupons with several of the cute components from the collection: ephemera pieces, puffy sticker and cardstock stickers.

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You could also have the kids write little notes or sign their names to some of the coupons!  There are many great sites online where you can find free printable downloads with even more styles and customizable coupons…have fun!

Supplies:

Honey I’m Home- 660237 Here & Now Paper; 660951 Real Life Paper;  660959 Puffy Stickers; 660962 Wood Veneers; 660958 Sticker Sheet; 660960 Ephemera

DIY Party Tag Punch 

Cool Metal Wide Eyelet

Crop-A-Dile

DIY Party Paper Pad

DIY Mother’s Day Brooch

Hello We R friends! Mother’s Day is on Sunday, so this week our team has come up with some amazing projects celebrating moms and grandmas. You’re going to love their ideas, so be sure to visit each day this week. First up is Tessa with a sweet DIY brooch idea.

Hello, friends! Tessa Buys here with an easy project to celebrate all the women in your life this Mother’s Day! Inspired by the gorgeous Flower Girl collection by We R Memory Keepers, I made a flower brooch for one of my favorite girls:

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To make your own brooch, start by choosing your favorite Flower Girl papers and matching felt. Because felt is thicker than cardstock, it will help give your flower some volume and shape.

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Cut the paper and felt into several circles in three sizes. The largest circle here is 2.5 inches and the smallest circle is 1.5 inches. I used a circle die, but you could use a template and scissors or a punch. The number of circles you will need depends on how big you want your flower to be.

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Cut the circles in half to make your petals.

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To assemble the petals into a flower, start by rolling one of the smallest felt halves and securing with hot glue. Wrap that piece with another small felt half and secure with more glue. Repeat that process with a several small patterned paper halves. Continue wrapping and gluing with medium halves, and finish the flower with the largest halves. Tip: Before wrapping and gluing the patterned paper halves, curl the edges back with your fingers. You won’t be able to see the pattern on the back side and it gives the petals a more realistic look.

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Last, glue a brooch pin to the back of the flower, as well as a pair of felt leaves if you’d like.

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Wrap the brooch in a box with some pretty Flower Girl details and you have a pretty, unique and simple gift to give to a special woman in your life this Mother’s Day. Happy crafting!

Supplies Used:

Flower Girl Patterned Paper

Housewarming Party Gift Basket

Hello! Chantalle here again today with an easy and cost effective gift for a friend or relative that is celebrating moving into a new home. This gift basket loaded with goodies will make itself at home at theirs in no time!

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I’ve included a few essentials (along with a few treats) inside a pretty, soft woven basket.

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TIP: To prevent all the bits and pieces from sinking too low inside the basket, I have used my DIY Party Fringe and Score Board to create some strips of copy paper, which I have scrunched up and placed in to the base. Now the gifts will be peeking out over the top, which is much more pleasing to the eye.

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Each gift has been strung with a bit of natural twine and has a tag attached. I chose the twine as it has a lovely relaxed feel and compliments the ‘Honey I’m Home’ collection that I have used, perfectly.

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To create the tags, I have used my DIY Party Tag Punch. This is one of my go-to tools at the moment! I absolutely adore how easy it is to use and the fact that it can create three sizes of tags in one tool. Amazing! It can accommodate 2, 1.5 and 1 inch wide strips of paper. Simply feed into the slot, push down the handle and voilà, a perfect tag, ready to fold and snip to your desired length!

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One can never have too many pegs I think! The household shapes that are echoed throughout this collection are so so cute. I seriously love the oven gloves, but the pegs are a close second! I love how I could match my gift with a co-ordinating sticker or piece of ephemera on the tags themselves.

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How pretty do these beautiful blooms look on some basil!

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During all that moving, it’s important to stop for a tea break! I’ve replaced some plain packaging with a clear gift box (dimensions 3.14 x 3.14 x 3.14inch) I made using my 123 Punch Board and a sheet of Clearly Posh ‘Silver Confetti Dot’.  The adorable tea cup die cut shape makes a gorgeous tag all on it’s own!

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Inside the box, I have popped some fun confetti. Again, easy as pie to make, thanks to my DIY Party Confetti Punch. In goes the paper and out comes lots of little circles, and best of all, they are in two sizes!!

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My final gift is a cute little keychain I’ve made from a house shape wood veneer.

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My Power Punch went through the wood like a hot knife through butter! I simply popped a couple of key rings onto the fastener and I was done.

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I’ve hung it on the outside of the basket and then strung a bit more twine around the base, punching some smaller holes on either side of a circular ‘Feels like Home’ die cut and threaded the twine through, securing at the back.

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Thank you very much for joining me today. Until next time!

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Supplies:

123 Punch Board
DIY Party Tag Punch
DIY Party Fringe and Score Board
DIY Party Confetti Punch
¼ Inch Power Punch
12×12 Clearly Posh ‘Confetti Dot Silver’

‘Honey I’m Home’ Collection:

Veneer Shapes
Ephemera
Puffy Stickers
Accent Stickers
12×12 ‘Homemade’
12×12 ‘Family Time’
12×12 ‘Family Ties
12×12 ‘Love & Laugh’
12×12 ‘Light’s Out’

Holiday Wreath Gift Idea + More

Hello, and happy Monday! We’re so glad you’re here! This week on the blog we’re focusing on handmade holiday gift ideas. So, get out your craft stash and get ready for a handmade holiday season! Jennie starts us off with this warm and fuzzy holiday wreath idea. So cute!

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Hello!  Jennie McGarvey here and I’m so excited to share with you a simple gift idea people will love to receive and you’ll love to create!

The holidays can be a hectic time of year.  So, when you’re thinking of handmade gifts, you need something that is both stunning and simple.  There are a multitude of ideas, but I reached for one that would include my favorite We R Memory Keepers tool, the DIY Party Pom Pom Maker.  This tool creates the perfect pom poms.  It’s so easy to use and I just LOVE it!

I pulled out the tool, a yarn wrapped styrofoam wreath (seriously $1.00 in my favorite Dollar Spot.  You can pick one up at any craft store or use a pool noodle!) and two skeins of yarn.

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Seriously!  It’s so so simple and the results are beautiful. For my wreath I created 12 medium white pom poms and 3 medium aqua pom poms.  I then used a hot glue gun to attach the poms to the bottom of the wreath.

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I couldn’t stop there.  I mean, the wreath is one of my favorites — but I wanted to include a little something more. So, why not pull out the Wildflower Collection and create a set of handmade cards that your recipient can give throughout the year.

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We can make sure to hit a variety of uses, like hello!

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However, you always need a blank card — maybe to top a gift or just to send a handwritten note.

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And don’t forget a thank you card!

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Hopefully, this has helped you think of a simple yet wonderful gift to give!  The WeRMemoryKeepers tools are perfect for creating those.

 

Supplies:

DIY Party Pom Pom Makers
Wildflower Patterned Papers

Wildflower Ephemera
Wildflower Layered Tags
Wildflower Stickers
Wildflower Cork Stickers

Mother’s Day Frame Idea

I always like to give the mama’s in our life something special on Mother’s Day. This year, I decided to put to use some of the Inked Rose scraps I have been hoarding, and make a fun, bright, layered, frame.

I started by cutting  3×3 squares from some of my favorite papers. For the bottom left square, I fussy cut and layered some of the frames out of the “Frames” paper. I then wrapped and tied twine around it to give some fun texture. Finally, I fussy cut a butterfly from the “Butterflies” paper, adhered it with foam dots, one layer in the middle, and doubling them up on the wings, for even more dimension. An enamel heart in the center was the perfect finishing touch.

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I had a group photo that I wanted to be the focal point, of this square. So this one was kept very simple with just some fun layers from scraps and AME journaling cards.

For the final square, I fussy cut another frame out of the “Frames” paper. Then using the Sew Easy “Flourish” template, I stitched a banner across the middle. Layering this on the b side of the “butterflies” paper using foam dots, really made this embellishment pop!

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For the larger section on top, I wanted to use the “Words” paper as a background, after cutting it to size, I distressed the edges to give it dimension. Using a strong liquid adhesive, I adhered clothes pins along the sides of my frame, so that I could hang a fun banner across that would allow me to add in more photos, and still let that fun “Words” paper show!

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For each banner piece, I randomly cut the remaining scraps I had into varying sizes, and layered them together until I found a look that was pleasing to my eye. By adding in more frames, and using some of the negative stickers from the embossed sticker sheets, I was able to add even more interest into my layers. Adding in some twine, and enamel dots, my frame was finished, and made for the perfect fun and bright Mother’s Day gift.

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Supply List:

Patterned Papers: Inked Rose

Stickers: Inked Rose

Enamel Dots Neutral

Enamel Shapes Cool

Sew Easy Template Flourish

Bakers Twine Aqua

Sew Easy Floss Pink

Sew Easy Neutral (Variegated)

 

Amanda Johnson