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!

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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.

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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

 

Holiday Gift Idea: Wall Hanging with the Stitch Happy

Hello everyone!  It’s Eva here showing you how to use your Stitch Happy sewing machine to make a lovely Paper Wall Hanging.

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I love fabric projects but I have to admit I am not an expert seamstress, I feel more confortable using paper and I love that my Stitch Happy Machine  makes the job really easy!

To make my banner I trimmed my paper in a crest shape and added the little hearts made with felt from the Stitch Happy Card Kit. The machine is strong enough to sew it to paper!

Wall Hanging with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Next I added a cloud shape made with a lovely embossed cardstock from Bazzill and stitched all around with the gold thread.  On top of my cloud I added a phrase with thickers and the Stitch Happy had no trouble sewing it to two layers of paper. Just go slowly!

Wall Hanging with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To hang my Paper Wall Banner I folded the paper on the top and sewed 2 straight lines. The machine has a guide so you don’t have to worry about getting your lines all crooked.

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I also used the pink thread to make a border and used the scalloped stitch on the bottom.

Wall Hanging with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To decorate my Paper Wall Banner I made some pompons using the DIY Party Pom Pom Maker and some cotton yarn.

DIY Party Pom Pom Maker by We R Memory Keepers

I hung three different colored pompons on one side and braided the rest of the yarn.

Wall Hanging with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

With the Stitch Happy Machine you can easily sew paper, cardtstock, felt, wood venners and even leather! The threads are thick so they really stand out on your projects.

Wall Hanging with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Thank you so much for joining me today! Wall Hangings are very cute and easy to do, they are definitely a great Christmas Gift for children and teens.

Have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Stitch Happy Machine

Stitch Happy Card Kit

Stitch Happy  Pink Thread

Stitch Happy Gold Thread

DIY Party Pom Pom Maker

Holiday Gift Idea: Mini Wall Calendar

Good morning, We R fans, Laura here today. The holidays are just around the corner and I am planning out all my gift giving. I love to make handmade gifts when I can, so today, I am sharing a gift idea that would work for just about anyone on your gift list. I am going to show you how to easily create a mini wall calendar using the Frame Punch Board.

Mini Wall Calendar by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Start by printing out the free 2018 mini calendar. Be sure to select “actual size” when printing to be sure each month prints out 3” x 5”.

2018 Mini Wall Calendar (click to download PDF file)

Mini Wall Calendar by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Next, cut out each month of the calendar leaving a ¼ inch border around the edge. The layer guides make this so easy.

We R Memory Keepers Layer Guides

Choose papers to create your calendar with. I am using papers from the DCWV Constellations pack. If you go with a patterned paper pad, you know your papers will coordinate effortlessly. For each month you will need two 5 ¼” x 7 ¼” rectangles of your patterned paper.

Use the frame punch board to create a 1” frame on one of the sheets of your patterned paper.

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For the shorter sides you can use the punch board to trim the middle.

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On the long sides, you will need to use a paper trimmer to cut out the inside of the frame.

We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board

To assemble your calendar, you will glue the cut out calendar into the frame. Then, glue the solid coordinating piece of cardstock on the back of the frame and calendar.

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Use the cinch tool to bind your calendar together. I did 5 holes on either side of the top of the calendar to create my binding.

We R Memory Keepers Cinch Binding Tool

Punch a hole in the bottom of the middle of each calendar page. The crop-a-dile makes it easy to go through multiple sheets of cardstock. This will allow you to hang your calendar on the wall from a small hook or nail.

Mini Wall Calendar by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Here you can see each of the calendar pages, plus the front and back cover.

Mini Wall Calendar by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

On the front, I cut out one of the sentiment pieces that came in the paper pack. It says “never lose your sparkle”. I matted it onto a scrap leftover from the patterned paper I cut.

Mini Wall Calendar by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Everyone can use a calendar. And this one is extra special because it is handmade. I have a mini calendar like this that hangs above my computer. You can personalize it with a name on the cover, pictures inside above each month ( 4” x 6” photos fit perfectly), and whatever paper suits the recipient. Happy gift giving!

 

Supplies

 

DCWV Constellations Paper Stack

Frame Punch Board

Cinch Book Binding Tool

Cinch Wire

Crop-A-Dile

Layer Guides

Adhesive

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.

Father's Day Gift Card Tag

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.

Father's Day Treat Tub

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.

Father's Day Mini Album

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.

Folded Shirt Father's Day Card

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