Wood Burned Hammer for Father’s Day

Happy Friday friends! Thanks for stopping by. Aly with you again, and I’m excited to share a Father’s Day gift idea featuring a tool that represents a new crafting adventure for me–the USB Power Heat Tool with the wood burning tip!

Father's Day Wood Burned Hammers by Aly Dosdall with the USB Power Tools from We R Memory Keepers

My husband doesn’t raid my craft room often, but when he does 9 times out of 10 it’s to borrow my small hammer. So, I figured what better gift for Father’s Day this year than a wood burned small hammer just for him!

Father's Day Wood Burned Hammers by Aly Dosdall with the USB Power Tools from We R Memory Keepers

While at the hardware store I decided to make a pair of them so I could quote an old 90’s rap song by MC Hammer that’s a bit of an inside joke at our house, so I grabbed wood handled hammers in two different sizes.

Heat Wave Pen Stencils from We R Memory Keepers

Since this was my first attempt at a legit wood burning project I did a little research and practiced on some scrap wood ahead of time. I used one of the Heat Wave Stencils and traced the letters on the wood handle lightly with a pencil first to help keep them uniform and straight. Warning: don’t use any of the Heat Wave stencils with the wood burning tool or the stencils will melt! You can trace the words you want onto a piece of paper first to test it out and see if it fits on the handle of the hammer.

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I used my Precision Glass Cutting Mat as my work surface so I didn’t accidentally burn or melt anything. And I love that I didn’t have to worry about finding a work area near an outlet, or getting out an extension cord out. I simply plugged my heat tool into my phone charger! Genius idea We R!

Another thing I love about this tool is that is has interchangeable tips, just like the other USB Power Tools. So while I’m new to wood burning and don’t use that tip very often yet, I can change it out for the Fuse tip, which I use all the time.

Here are a couple of tips I picked up through trial and error that will help if you’re new to wood burning:

  • let the tool heat up for 15-20 before using it so it’s hot enough
  • use a glass or metal work surface–this tool gets hot
  • trace your design with a pencil first
  • practice on scrap wood before burning on your actual project
  • GO SLOWLY–if you rush, you’re likely to mess up and you can’t click “undo” with wood burning
  • use a light color soft wood for best results
  • start with straight lines first, then try curves/circles

Father's Day Wood Burned Hammers by Aly Dosdall with the USB Power Tools from We R Memory Keepers

I hope this idea has inspired you to make something special and meaningful for the men in your life that you’ll be celebrating this weekend. If you haven’t given wood burning a try, go for it! It’s really fun and creates a lasting gift or craft project.

Father's Day Wood Burned Hammers by Aly Dosdall with the USB Power Tools from We R Memory Keepers

Supplies:

USB Power Heat Tool
Heat Wave Stencil
Precision Glass Cutting Mat

Five Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Hello We R fans! With Father’s Day coming up this Sunday we’ve got five easy Father’s Day gift ideas to share with you in case you need some last minute inspiration. Grab your favorite We R tools, dig into your paper stash and let’s create for Dad!

Five Father's Day gift ideas featuring your favorite We R Memory Keepers tools.

DIY Valet Tray

Add your own photo or printed image to one of our PhotoLights light box frames to create this unique Valet Tray for Dad. You can find find instructions HERE.

 

Father' Day Gift Tray by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

Father’s Day Gift Basket

Head to the store, grab a plastic tub, and fill it with Dad’s favorite drinks, snacks, and candy. Then head to your craft stash and decorate it with paper scraps, embellishments, and our favorite festive accent, Fringe Tape! CLICK HERE for more photos and details.

WRMK Father's Day Gift Wrap Tessa Buys 1

Father’s Day Scrapbook Page

Document your special man on a very special scrapbook page! With tools like the Frame Punch Board and the Mini Alphabet Punch Board, and some fun mixed media techniques, Dad will love the layout that highlights how amazing he is. Get the how-to on the blog HERE.

Father's Day Scrapbook Layout by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Make a Gift Card Holder for Dad

Give Dad the gift of shopping for whatever he wants with this easy and adorable Gift Card Holder! Grab the 123 Punch Board, Angle Corner Chomper, some paper scraps and you’re all set. CLICK HERE to learn how to make one.

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DIY Father’s Day Mini Book

Make a special accordion folded book highlighting photos and expressions of love from family member, friends, the kids or grandkids. This one was made with some poster board and our Template Studio Starter Kit. Learn how to make one for Dad on the blog HERE.

Template Studio Accordion Fold Fathers Day Album by Aly Dosdall 3

Thanks for stopping by! We hope these ideas have inspired you to create something handmade for Dad, Grandpa or another special guy this weekend. Happy crafting friends!

Handmade Gift Ideas with the Precision Press Advanced

Hello WeR fans and welcome back to the blog today! It’s Chantalle with you, to share some ideas using the all-new Advanced Precision Press stamping platform. If you are a fan of stamping then let me tell you, this is a must-have tool. I’m not the world’s biggest stamper by any means, but I have quite a few because they look so darn cute. I spent a couple of nights playing with this platform, and by the end of them, I was absolutely hooked!

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

The Press can be used on it’s own, as a base for freehand stamping or pop on an extra press plate for layered stamping!

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons
This floral encouragement card was created using two techniques, which I will go into detail with you below.

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

First, I experimented with a watercolour technique. My watercolour paper was held in place with the magnets provided in the packaging. Unfortunately, during transit, mine broke so I found a great little tip online of holding the bits in place with some strong binding tape. (The tape actually also makes them easier to pick up off the paper so it’s worth a go if you struggle with that kind of thing.) Next, I arranged where I wanted the stamps to go, on my paper. I placed the acrylic plate over the top and picked up the stamps. I then coloured in areas of the stamp with some Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers. After that, they had a quick little spritz with some water and then I positioned the acrylic plate onto the pegs and pressed down to stamp.

The image revealed was very subtle, but that’s the beauty of a stamping platform – you can keep going back to an area until you have a perfect impression!

I built up layers of colour until I was happy with the result and then used my Detail Scissors to cut the flowers out.

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

The background of the card is this beautiful, moody Hawthorne paper by Heidi Swapp. I’ve positioned my same Vicki Boutin flower stamps over the paper and picked them up again with the acrylic plate. Now as you can see from the image, my stamps are hanging a bit off my paper. I wanted the flowers to bleed off the edge so I popped a piece of scrap paper underneath the patterned paper to catch any excess ink.

I used Versamark for my impression and then covered the area with white embossing powder which I heat set.

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

The contrast between the dark papers, white embossing and pops of bright watercolour turned out so nicely. I’ve used some gorgeous Coral Bazzill cardstock and paired it with another Vicki Boutin stamped sentiment as well as a Heidi Swapp Hawthorne die cut shape.

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

The next project I created is this mixed media piece of art. You might remember I created a similar piece a few months ago… My friend at work really loved it and it’s her birthday coming up, so I created this version for her. It was so much fun to create and I can’t wait to give it to her!

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons
As you can imagine, there are lots and lots of yummy details to take in on this piece. The focal point is that beautiful drawn lady which is from a Jane Davenport paper pad. I love the figures she draws. This young lady has been given a few slicks of watercolour paint and a bit of detail with some delicate Vicki Boutin Rub Ons.

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

My Precision Press Advanced came into play when trying to plan the layout of the image. Initally, I wanted to use a few Amy Tangerine die cut shapes, but there needed to be a large contrast between the sizes of things on the page. The background is brushed on watercolour and then I have placed some Vicki Boutin circular stamp shapes onto the paper. Because the side of the Press is open, you can use many size papers with it, which is great!

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

When I was happy with the stamping, I ran some gorgeous gold art screen ink over a woodgrain texture Heidi Swapp art screen.

Next came some texture paste and a bit more paint as well as lots of finer details like some circles cut with my fave Circle Clear Cut Punch out. These have also been given a bit of watercolour treatment. Other details are things like gold leave (all the heart eyes!!) as well as some rub ons.

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

I hope she likes it!

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

My final little gift idea is this mini travel notebook/journal. Now I’ve got to give credit to a friend of mine who has taken a bit of inspiration from us scrappers! He whipped up heaps of these little notebooks and gave them to all of us as work, which I thought was pretty awesome.

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

I’ve used the same principal of a simple folded 6×7 inch piece of paper (a sturdier one is best like good quality patterned paper or cardstock) then rounded the edges with my ever-faithful WRMK Crop A Dile Corner Chomper and decorated the cover using my Advanced Precision Press.

Folding the paper was so easy thanks to the adorable new Mini Score Board. It’s lightweight and perfect for smaller projects like this one and very compact so you can keep it close to hand in your craft space.

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

The starburst shape has been embossed with Zing Gold Glitter Embossing Powder.

This notebook has a simple staple finish holding the sheets of paper together. I’ve  used a marker and coloured mine black so they don’t stand out as much on the patterned paper.

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

I use this type of notebook for so many things like shopping lists, or quick ideas as well as keeping a note of what craft supplies I use on projects. So handy and super easy to put together!

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

Thanks again for stopping by. One could go even further by stamping on plain wrapping/brown paper to make custom designs and create matching envelopes for cards with the Envelope Punch Board then customize it with the Precision Press! Perhaps you might consider one of these ideas for your gift giving. Until next time, happy crafting!

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

Precision Press Advanced

WRMK Acrylic Blocks

Circle Clear Cut Punch

WRMK Crop A Dile Corner Chomper

WRMK 3 Way Corner Rounder

Mini Score Board

Embossing Stylus

Detail Scissors

Vicki Boutin Acrylic Paint

Vicki Boutin Stamp & Die Set (floral)

Vicki Boutin Stamp & Die Set (circles)

Vicki Boutin Rub Ons

Vicki Boutin Color Wheel ink pads

Heidi Swapp Art Screen

Heidi Swapp Art Screen Ink Gold

Heidi Swapp Gold Foil Flakes

Heidi Swapp Glue Pen

Heidi Swapp Hawthorne 12×12 Pad

Heidi Swapp Hawthorne Clear Stickers

Heidi Swapp Hawthorne Ephemera

Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers

Jane Davenport Rub Ons

Amy Tangerine Die Cut Shapes with foil

Crate Good Vibes Stamp Set

Crate Paper Good Vibes Serious Fun 12×12

AC Zing Gold Glitter Embossing Powder

 

Throwback Thursday: Mother’s Day Pillow Boxes

Welcome to Throwback Thursday friends! We’re revisiting these fabulous Mother’s Day Pillow Boxes from last year–we still just can’t get over how sweet they are! We hope they inspire you.
Hey there, We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here to share with you a set of 3 Mother’s Day pillow boxes that I created with the Pillow Box Punch Board and the DIY Party Tag Punch.
Mother's Day Gift Boxes by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
I’m hanging my head in shame as I admit that this is the first time I’ve used my Pillow Box Punch Board. Honestly, I have no idea why it took me so long to play with this awesome tool. It’s been in my office for a while now, I don’t know why I haven’t played with it but I’m glad that I had a chance to play with it for this project.Mother's Day Gift Boxes by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Whenever Mother’s Day rolls around we always have a gift for all of the moms in our life. Usually these are small gifts such as jewelry, gift cards, fancy chocolates, or even a small gift that the kids have made at school. Each year, I throw the gifts in a small gift bag or envelope on the evening before Mother’s Day and call it good. This year, I thought I would plan ahead and create little pillow boxes for our Mother’s Day gifts.
Mother's Day Gift Boxes by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
All you need to create these gorgeous Mother’s Day Pillow Boxes is a Pillow Punch Board, the Tag Punch, patterned paper, ribbon, a few small wooden clothespins and a few letter stickers. The instructions that come with (and printed on the punch board) make these pillow boxes come together in minutes. When I had the pillow boxes complete I added just a little bit of embellishment with the tag punch, some fussy cut butterflies, and a few letter stickers.

Mother's Day Gift Boxes by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
I created three one inch tags using patterned paper that coordinated with the papers I chose for the pillow boxes. After I finished the tags and the pillow boxes, I tied each pillow box with ribbon. I simply attached the tag to the pillow box with a white clothes pin.


See, easy peasy! I love how these pillow boxes turned out and you all know that I LOVE the tag punch. The Pillow Box Punch Board is now among my favorite tools. Now that I’ve played with the Pillow Box Punch board, I know I’ll be reaching for it again, and again.Mother's Day Gift Boxes by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’ll see you again soon.Supplies:

Pillow Box Punch Board
DIY Party Tag Punch
Chasing Dreams collection by Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper

Mother’s Day Gift Idea: DIY Floral Home Decor

Hello everyone!  It’s Eva here today sharing a tutorial on how to create a beautiful Mother’s Day gift: Floral Home Décor using the gorgeous Cool Kids Stack from DCWV and the Trim and Score Board.

Mother's Day Floral Letterboard Gift Idea by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To create the leaves and flowers start by choosing your favorite papers from the Cool Kids paper pad from DCWV. I love this pad! It has 36 papers and some of them include gold foil. Plus, the papers are thick and double sided, perfect for any kind of craft project!

Use your Trim and Score Board to score your paper every ¼ inch.

Rotate your paper 90 degrees and flip the blue tab to trim your paper. For the big flowers I trimmed my paper at 1 ½ inch, for the medium flowers at 1 ¼ inch and for the small flowers at 1 inch.

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

These flowers are like rosettes but with a twist. To make them, I used my Alphabet Punch Board and made two marks with a pencil on the board: one in the middle of the left circle and one 1 inch apart.

To create the scallop borders I lined up my paper on the first mark and punched.

 Square Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Move your paper to the left and line up the narrowest part of your paper on the second mark. Continue this way until you have finished punching the strip of paper.

Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Use your Crafter’s Glue Gun to close the flower and use a small fringed paper to make the flower center, simply roll it and glue the edge.

We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board flowers by Eva Pizarro

To create the leaves I also used my Trim and Score Board and scored every ¼ of an inch. I trimmed a few strips of paper in different heights and cut the border following the image on the picture. Using your Crop a Dile make small holes on the bottom of the leaves and use a small thread to keep the leave together.

Mother's Day Floral Letterboard Gift Idea

These are some of the flowers and leaves I created. See how gorgeous that foil looks? And I love the dimension of these rosette flowers!

Mother's Day Floral Letterboard Gift Idea featuring DCWV Cool Kids stack and the We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board

You can use your flowers for any project but I used them to decorate my Letterboard. I created two clusters: one on the top right corner and one of the bottom left corner.

Mother's Day Floral Letterboard Gift Idea by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I attached my flowers with 3D dots and when I change the quote on my Letterboard I can use them to make another project!

Mother's Day Floral Letterboard Gift Idea by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

My decor was a hit, everyone loved it! The flowers gave it a whole new look and dimension to my Letterboard!

Mother's Day Floral Letterboard Gift Idea by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for joining me today!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Alphabet Punch Board

Crop a Dile
Trim and Score Board

Crafter’s Essential Usb Glue Gun
Cool Kids Paper Pad

Letterboard

DIY Candle Thank You Gift

Hello WeR fans and welcome! It’s Chantalle with you again and I have to just say, you seriously have to check out the new Wick Candle Maker and the Happy Jig. These two tools are simply out-of-this-world-fun to use and are the focus of the thank you gift I have created, which I can’t wait to show you!

I’ve never made a candle before so I was SO excited to see it come out of the mold and two colours no less!! Lol. My first instinct was to smell it, kinda expecting it to smell like citrus, so that is my next experiment – infusing the wax!

DIY Candle Thank You Gift by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

The mason jar serves two purposes: ready-made packaging for my candle and also as a votive for it when lit.

DIY Candle Thank You Gift by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers
The jar already had an embossed pattern so I’ve kept the embellishments minimal.  The word ‘thanks’ can be removed and reused if necessary. It would make a fun bookmark if popped onto some cardstock or could become a title for a scrapbook page!

DIY Candle Thank You Gift by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

To make my candle, I started off by reading the instructions that came with the Wick machine. One pops a rubber stopper into the base of your chosen mold, then ties off some wick material onto the metal rod, which balances across the top of the mold.

Next, I added some wax material to the receptacle as well as some colouring. I added red and yellow to get orange. There is no precise way to get an exact match, but it is easy to trial and error as you go to create the shade you are after.

The wax takes about 20 mins to melt completely, but we still have warmer weather so that time is a guide I guess, depending on temps inside your workspace and how much wax you want to melt etc.

Once the wax was totally melted, I opened the little valve and it came running out into the mold.

DIY Candle Thank You Gift by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

I wanted to create an ombré effect so I filled it up about ¾ and then melted more wax (this time with less red) and then filled the mold some more. It is important to let your wax dry before you add the next layer. I put mine under the aircon to cool, but you could also put it in the fridge. Another thing that happened to me was that the centre of the candle sank in a bit. This is very common and mentioned in the instructions. If this happens to you, simply pop some holes around the wick area before pouring a bit more melted wax into the area to top it up.

NOTE: It’s best to let your candle set overnight before removing it from the mold.

Another tip would be to cool or heat the mold a bit if you are having trouble removing the candle when it’s set.

DIY Candle Thank You Gift by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

Here you can see the finished product! I’m thrilled with how it turned out. How awesome it is going to be to be able to make this kind of home made gift for someone you care about!

I have placed a bit of melted wax into the lid of the jar and then pushed the candle into it to act like a glue, so it’s doesn’t move around too much inside the jar.

DIY Candle Thank You Gift by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

The jar itself has been embellished with some Pink Paislee Summer Lights Cardstock Stickers. These stickers are awesome as they have some holographic foil elements!

DIY Candle Thank You Gift by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

I mimicked the smaller hexagonal shapes with my Hexagon Clear Cut Punch. The one bigger size helps create balance.

DIY Candle Thank You Gift by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

To create the word ‘Thanks’ I grabbed my Happy Jig and set up the guides, ready for the wire. Overall, the word turned out OK. It’s easy to get a couple of areas that don’t look perfect (a bit of stretching can occur when pulling off the Happy Jig guides) I just us my little pairs of pliers that came with my Cinch Binding Tool and tweaked the word here and there.

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig
To add a bit of extra sparkle to my jar, I have threaded some little beads onto the wire. I’ve also added a plastic die cut feather as well as a paper feather die cut shape.

DIY Candle Thank You Gift by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

These feather shapes have been cut using my Evolution Advanced along with my magnetic mat.

I snipped a tiny hole into the top of the paper feather, which made it a lot easier to add to the wire word.

DIY Candle Thank You Gift by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers
The Happy Jig is such a fun tool to own. The instructional booklet is full of ideas and easy-to-follow instructions to create both shapes and paperclip options.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Be sure to tag @wermemorykeepers in your social media posts so we can enjoy seeing you get your craft on! Thank you so much for stopping by. Happy gifting!

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

Evolution Advanced

Magnetic Mat

Wick Candle Maker

Dear Lizzy Star Gazer 6×6 Pad

Hexagon Clear Cut Punch

Jane Davenport Washi Tape

Crafters Essentials Pick/Stylus

WRMK Feather Metal Die

Happy Jig

Pink Wire

Pink Paislee Summer Lights Cardstock Stickers

 

 

Layered Rainbow Candle

Hello, We R fans! Laura here today sharing how to create this fun layered rainbow candle using the new Wick Candle Maker. This tool makes it so easy to create your own candles. You can start creating candles right away because everything you need is included right in the box!

Layered Rainbow Candle by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I am very sensitive to smells and often I can’t buy scented candles even though I love to use them in my home décor. With the new candle maker, I can create my own candles that are either unscented or use essential oils to add scent.

I love everything rainbow, so I thought it would be fun to create a layered candle with a rainbow pattern. To start with I used the large candle mold. Be sure the mold is screwed in securely to the base. Then, add the wick to the hole in the bottom. Leave about 2 inches of the wick at the bottom and insert the rubber stopper.

Wick Candle Maker by We R Memory Keepers

Tie the wick to the metal rod and trim off the excess. The candle mold has little groves at the top to hold the metal rod in place.

Wick Candle Maker by We R Memory Keepers

Be sure the candle maker is turned off and the drip valve is closed. Add ¼ cup of wax granules to the hopper. Add a small amount of color dye using the color guide to determine how much of each color you need to add. You really don’t need much!

Wick Candle Maker by We R Memory Keepers

Turn the candle maker on high and allow the wax to melt for about five minutes. Stir it with one of the extra metal rods. Add more color if necessary to achieve the desired shade.

Wick Candle Maker by We R Memory Keepers

Once the wax is fully melted open the wax dripping valve. Allow all the wax to drain out of the hopper. I used the metal rod to stir it to help get all the wax out. Wipe any excess melted wax out of the hopper with a paper towel.

Wick Candle Maker by We R Memory Keepers

Allow each layer of wax to cool for about 15 to 20 minutes and then continue with each additional color. I did six layers of wax.

Layered Rainbow Candle by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Allow the candle to cool overnight and then unscrew the bottom from the mold. Push the candle out from the bottom. Trim the excess wick off the bottom and trim the top wick to about ¼”. The instructions talk about doing a second pour because the candle can kind of sink in in the middle. However, I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to match the red again and so I left it as is.

Layered Rainbow Candle by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

This rainbow candle will go perfectly in my craft room! I can’t wait to make more candles. The kids want to try making a layered candle with different scents added to each layer.

Supplies:

Wick Candle Machine

 

 

Interactive Gift Tags

Hello WeR fans and welcome back to the blog today! Chantalle with you again, with some ideas on how to make a simple gift tag a bit more exciting, thanks to some of my fave WRMK tools!

Interactive Gift Tags by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

 

These tags can serve as embellishments, card and tag combined on your next gift! They are a snip to put together and will add a personal touch to giftwrap.

Interactive Gift Tags by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Interactive Gift Tags by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

My gift box has a sleeved pull out tag. I started out with a strip of gorgeous shooting star paper from my Dear Lizzy Star Gazer 6×6 Pad. I made the tag about 2×3 inches. I’ve left the little perforated strip at the top because the print was super cute and I think it added a nice bit of contrast.

I then used my new (and so very clever!) 3-Way Corner Punch to round the edges. This tool allows you to round corners at 4, 7 & 10mm angles. Three tools in one and butter-soft to punch!

Interactive Gift Tags by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

My sleeve consists of a sheet of blush pink vellum from a DIY Party Vellum Pad. Eyeballing it, I trimmed a piece, folded sit over and machine stitched it shut. TIP: If you accidentally sew your pocket a bit too small, simply trim off a bit of the tag and re-round the corners.

I used a 1-inch circle punch to punch a semi circle shape at the top of the sleeve, so it would make it easier to grab the tag inside. Simply slide your paper in to the point of it being half way across the circle punch, if that makes sense!

Interactive Gift Tags by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers 

I popped a teeny pre-cut tag shape from a pack of Crate Paper Good Vibes Ephemera on top of my tag and punched a little hole in them both, using my Crop a Dile. I adhered a little speech bubble shape from the ephemera pack on top of the bottom tag. It is lined so it’s perfect for writing a note. The two tags have been tied together with some checkered ribbon and embellished with a gorgeous little flower from a pack of Pink Paislee Wild Child Puffy Stickers.

 

Interactive Gift Tags by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Interactive Gift Tags by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

My other tag does a fantastic job of multitasking! It serves as a simple gift wrap as well as containing a card. You could also use this area to enclose a gift card or voucher.

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This type of ‘neck talker’ is a favourite of mine for gifting. It is a great way to use up a longer length of scrap paper. This one uses a strip of stunning Crate Paper Good Vibes ‘All Good’, about 4 inches across and about 10 inches long. You can adjust the length, depending on how deep you want your pocket or how much of the bottle you wish to cover.

I folded the bottom 6 inches or so over, and machine stitched shut. Before I sewed it closed however, I used my Circle Clear Cut Punch to pop a circle in two spots: One on the bottom section of where I was folding over, to reveal a little cut out area and the second one, at the top half of my talker, so it can hang over the bottle.

If you have a look at the photos below, you can see I punched my first circle, folded the paper over and sewed it shut, then folded another bit near the top of the strip and punched another circle for the opening to go over the bottle.

The edges of the talker were again, rounded with the 3-Way Corner Rounder.

Interactive Gift Tags by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers 

This ethnic tag from the Good Vibes Ephemera Pack was the inspiration for the embellished bottle neck. I’ve used some beautiful Amy Tangerine Washi Tapes and run them around the bottle neck, coming to a ‘V’ shape at the back. I also used some sequins which I adhered using a low temp glue gun. I CANNOT wait to try out the new USB Powered range of tools debuted at Creativation a few weeks ago!!

Interactive Gift Tags by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

 

I’ve used lots of ribbons and twines on bottle necks before, but never washi tape. I just love the effect and will definitely be using it again!

Interactive Gift Tags by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I’m so happy with how these gifts turned out! Perhaps you will give these ideas a try next time you need to give a gift. It would be great to see your creations, so tag us on social media!

Interactive Gift Tags by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Until next time, happy crafting!

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

Trim & Score Board

3-Way Corner Punch

Circle Clear Cut Punch

Crop a Dile

DIY Party Vellum Pad

Pink Paislee Wild Child Puffy Stickers

Dear Lizzy Star Gazer 6×6 Pad

Crate Paper Good Vibes Chipboard Stickers

Crate Paper Good Vibes Ephemera

Crate Paper Good Vibes ‘All Good’ 12×12

Amy Tangerine Washi Tape

WRMK Gold Adhesive Sequins

Sticky Thumb Adhesive Runner

 

 

 

 

 

Holiday Treat Packaging Roundup

Happy Friday friends! So, are you ready for Christmas? Are you baking this weekend? Or maybe you’ve got a few more last minute gifts to take care of? Well, we’ve got some fabulous inspiration for sharing treats and baked goods this Christmas weekend, so sit back, relax, and get ready for something sweet!

We R Memory Keepers Holiday Treat Roundup

123 Punch Board Cookie Boxes

Not only are these pretty boxes made with the 123 Punch Board filled with yummy treats, but there’s also a fun interactive suprise inside made with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board! CLICK HERE for the full tutorial and a delicious sugar cookie recipe.

Christmas Cookie Boxes by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Christmas Cookie Boxes by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Christmas Tree Cereal Treats

Dress up your serving platter with a festive DIY Party Mini Piñata! Add a strand of Christmas lights inside and your goodies will be sure to impress. You can find the how-to along with a recipe for these yummy cereal bars HERE.

Christmas Tree Piñata Platter by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Photo Sleeve Fuse Cookie Pouches

Create easy clear pouches for your holiday goodies with the Photo Sleeve Fuse and some plastic page protectors or sheets. That way your recipient will get to see the sweets inside–so fun! CLICK HERE for a tutorial and some free printable tags from the Damask Love blog.

Photo Sleeve Fuse Cookie Pouches by Damask Love

Photo Sleeve Fuse Cookie Pouches by Damask Love

Christmas Goodie Bags

Make easy and adorable treat bags with the Goodie Bag Guide and glassine papers. Find out how on the blog HERE, plus grab a recipe for some homemade caramel popcorn while you’re there.

Christmas Goodie Bags by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Christmas Recipe Book

Gather your favorite holiday recipes in a custom book made with The Cinch binding tool. You can make one for yourself, or give one away as a gift! CLICK HERE for more photos and details.

Christmas Recipe Book with The Cinch

Thanks for stopping by today. We hope you’ve found some helpful inspiration for your holiday baking and gifting. Have a great weekend, and Happy Holidays!

Holiday Gift Idea: Coupon Book with the Dial Trimmer

Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here, and today I’m sharing a fun stocking stuffer that you can make with a few of your We R Memory Keepers tools, including the awesome Dial Trimmer!

Dial Trimmer Holiday Coupon Book by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

With my teenage son in mind, I created a set of holiday coupons at an online photo editing site (picmonkey.com). I printed the cards and trimmed them out.

Dial Trimmer Holiday Coupon Book by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keeper

Next, I used the Dial Trimmer to create a perforated line that would allow the coupons to be torn from the coupon book. I lined up the left edge of each coupon at the one inch mark and brought the corresponding blade down across my coupon.

Dial Trimmer Holiday Coupon Book by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keeper

This is what it looks like when the perforated line is tugged at. It tears easily and cleanly. I love that!

Dial Trimmer Holiday Coupon Book by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keeper

My coupons are about 4 inches tall and 6.5 inches long, so to create the binding of the coupon book, I used my WRMK trimmer and score board to create a panel of cardstock 8 inches long and 4.5 inches wide. I scored the paper at 7.5 inches and 7.25 inches.

Dial Trimmer Holiday Coupon Book by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keeper

Next, I folded the cardstock along the score lines, then inserted the coupons.

Dial Trimmer Holiday Coupon Book by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keeper

Using my WRMK Crop-a-dile tool, I punched a hole through the binding and the coupons. I secured a brad through the hole, and the punched a hole on the other side.

Dial Trimmer Holiday Coupon Book by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keeper

Once the second brad was inserted and secured, my book was complete!

Dial Trimmer Holiday Coupon Book by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keeper

If you’re looking for a fun little gift to give, these coupon books are so easy to make and will be fun for the recipient to redeem. Happy crafting, and happy holidays!

Supplies Used:

Dial Trimmer

Crop-a-dile

Trim and Score Board