Dial Trimmer Gift Packaging

Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here. I am the worst at remembering to buy wrap or bags for gifts. Thank goodness I have a crafty stash and fantastic tools like the Dial Trimmer to help me whip up last-minute gift packaging!

Dial Trimmer Gift Packaging by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

For this “wild” little gift bag, I cut a panel of Amy Tangerine patterned paper and adhered it to the front of my bag. I added a tag, then set to work creating a super easy cluster of paper roses to embellish the bag.

Dial Trimmer Gift Packaging by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Using the Dial Trimmer and three different decorative blades, I cut a 1 inch wide x 12 inches long strip of Bazzill cardstock in yellow, pink and blue.

To make the flowers, I first dampened the cardstock strips. I like to stand at the sink and wet my fingers, then run my fingers across the paper to avoid saturating it too much. Blot with a towel and then begin rolling, gently folding the decorative edge out to look like petals. Glue as you go (I used a hot glue gun) and secure the end of the strip with more glue. Repeat with the other two strips.

Dial Trimmer Gift Packaging by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

When the flowers were completely dry, I glued them together and then added them to my bag with a couple of Amy Tangerine leaves (sticker and die-cut).

Dial Trimmer Gift Packaging by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

In far less time than it would take to run to the store, I made unique gift packaging and had a little crafty fun, too. Thanks to the Dial Trimmer, pretty flower accents are easy and quick. What would you add these flowers to? Happy creating!

Supplies Used:

Dial Trimmer

Laura’s Favorite Colors: Mint, Navy, and Gold Gift Packaging

Hello there, We R readers, Laura here. This week is all about our favorite colors. One of my favorite color combinations is mint, navy, and gold.

Today, I am going to share some gift packaging ideas with you, using these pretty colors.

Gift Packaging by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

The first package I wrapped up using my FUSE tool, papers, and embellishments. I laid out my mint chevron paper on the heat proof mat. I added the FUSEables decorative tape to the middle of the paper. Pull the tape out of the box and fold it on the premarked score lines.

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Use the FUSE tool to adhere it to the plastic paper.

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Then, I added some FUSEables embellishments to the middle of the paper. I used the embellished 12 x 12 sheet to wrap up my small gift.

Gift Packaging by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

For the next gift, I used the 1-2-3 Punch Board to create an XL gift box from navy cardstock. Follow the instructions on the punch board to score and punch your paper to fold it up into a cute little 4” x 4” x 4” box.

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I added strips of gold and mint glitter tape to the the box. This tape is so fun and sparkly!

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Using the 1-2-3 Punch Board I created an XS bow out of navy cardstock. I added a pre-made gold bow to the top to have another gold element on my gift.

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I also tucked a little teal and gold tag under the bow.

Gift Packaging by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

For the last gift packaging idea, I wanted to dress up a store bought mint gift bag. I used gold, navy, and mint fringe tape. I simply trimmed the fringe tape to fit along the front of the gift bag. It has an adhesive back to make it easy to attach to any project.

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I added a gold tassel to the handle and some gold and navy tissue paper.

Gift Packaging by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Pretty gift packaging is such a fun way to add a little extra something to your special gifts you give.

Gift Packaging by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

 

Supplies:

 

FUSE Tool

FUSEables Plastic Paper

FUSEables Decorative Tape

1-2-3 Punch Board

Glitter Tape

DIY Party Fringe Tape

Gold Tassel

 

Mother’s Day Gift Boxes

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.
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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

Holiday Gift Wrap with the Template Studio

Hello We R fans and thank you for joining me today. With the holiday season upon us, I would love to share some gift ideas with you all, using the fun and versatile Template Studio.

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If you are thinking about giving this tool a try, a great value option is to grab the Template Studio Starter Kit. Inside, you will find everything you need to create large-scale gift bags, envelopes, boxes, home decor and more! For my projects today, I have used the Envelope & Box Guide (included in the kit) and the Pillowbox Guide.

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As you can see, I have constructed three different shape boxes, which I have embellished. The first gift box was created using the Envelope & Box guide and some red stripe posterboard. To see how to use the Template Studio to create a gift box, click here to view it in action.

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You will need the following to create this type of box: Posterboard, Fringe Tape, Metal Bow Die, a die cutting machine like the Evolution Advanced and some sparkly bits!

The stripes on the posterboard were a perfect guide for placing my fringe tape. Being self adhesive, this decorative tape is a breeze to adhere to a vast number of projects.

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My second box is a pillow shaped one. I think this shape is a lot of fun! You could pop an article of clothing inside or some home bakes… To create this box using the Template Studio, click here to check out a video.

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To put this type of box together, you will need the following: Posterboard, Glassine Paper, Chevron Washi Tape, Mini Alphabet Punch board and some Honeycomb Paper.

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To echo the shape of the baubles on the Oh Goodie Glassine Paper, I have cut some Honeycomb paper to size and adhered it over the shapes. To create the little bell, I laid the honeycomb paper pad next to the shape and copied it with a pencil onto the paper and then cut the shape out by hand with some sharp scissors. NOTE: You only need to trace half the shape as it opens to reveal the full shape IYKWIM.

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My third box is a large envelope size, which I have scored a bit further to create a boxy shape. (The instructions included with the template studio guide show you this extra step.) It would be great for some custom chocolates or a book. To check out how to use the Template Studio to create envelopes, click here

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It has a gift card/large tag attached already. The card has been stamped and placed inside a vellum Typecast Envelope, which I have embossed using a ‘Merry Christmas’ Phrase Embossing Strip.

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To pop this one together you will need: Cardstock, Chevron Washi Tape, Vellum envelope, DIY Party Tag Punch, Layered Stamp, Ribbon/Twine and some sparkly bits.

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I’ve used some beautiful white tone marble print paper (Bazzill) and then used my Precision Press along with the Gift Layered Stamp and CMYK ink pads to stamp a cute pile of gifts onto my card.

 

You will notice the gifts are green and red but I don’t have these colour inks, so it’s back to kindergarten as we mix our colours! Blue + Yellow will give you green. I stamped yellow first and then blue over the top. Next, we will be mixing Yellow + Magenta to give us our red gifts. Again, I started with my lighter colour and then did the magenta over the top. Lastly, it was a bit of black for the bow details. I LOVE this fun way of stamping! The Precision Press holds everything in place perfectly so you don’t have to worry about accuracy when you are stamping your next colour layer. Awesome!

 

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Don’t those little gifts look super sweet peeking out from under the vellum? I love the soft opacity the vellum gives it. Pop a few sequins or stars inside for some festive fun.

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I can’t wait to gift these special boxes.

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Wishing you lots of happy gift giving!

Chantalle

 

Supplies:

Template Studio Starter Kit

Precision Press

Banner Punch Board

Typecast Typewriter

DIY Party Tag Punch

DIY Party Fringe Tape, Meadow

Typecast Envelopes

Mini Alphabet Punchboard

Bazzill 6×6 cardstock pad

Bazzill Foil Tone on Tone cardstock

Honeycomb Paper

Metal Bow Die

Chevron Washi Tape

Poster Board

Ribbon Cutter

Oh Goodie Glassine Paper

Crop a Dile Eyelet Setter

Layered Stamp, Gifts

CMYK Ink Pad Set

Phrase Embossing Strip

Pink and Teal Holiday Gift Wrap

Hello We R fans!  It’s Eva here today sharing some gift wrap inspiration with a bright and fun color combo.

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I live in Chile and here Christmas is in the middle of Summer so I love to decorate my house and my holiday projects with bright colors. For this project I chose a Pink and Teal combo, I also added gold to give my gifts a Christmas feeling.

I started by making 2 boxes with my favorite punch boards: the Candy Punch Board and the Pillow Box Punch Board. These are so versatile and perfect for small gifts during this holiday season!

I made the Candy Box with some patterned paper and decorated it with a tag made with cardstock and my Corner Chomper, an acetate tag, a personalized letter made with my Mini Alphabet Punch Board, some ribbon cut (and sealed! ) with  my Ribbon Cutter, some confetti and a piece of cardstock from the Typecast Collection.

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For my Pillow Box I used a piece of Bazzill’s marbled cardstock and decorated it with a starburst from the Oh Goodie collection, confetti, a tag written with my Typecast Typewriter, a piece of acetate from the Clearly Posh collection, twine and a bow from the Wildflower line.

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You can use these boxes for any small gift, I wanted to give a sweet Christmas decoration so I made a garland with chocolates, twine, punched circles and liquid glue. If you want to make this garland make sure you don’t use a hot glue gun because some chocolate could  melt leaving a small stain.

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Put your gift, or garland in my case, add some confetti and close your boxes.

 

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The Mini Alphabet Punch Board  is perfect for personalized gifts tags!

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I hope you enjoyed this idea and that you can use our Punch Boards to make small Christmas Wraps. Do you have a favorite Christmas color combo?

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Have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Candy Box Punch Board
Pillow Box Punch Board
Clearly Posh 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Oh Goodie Starburst Closure
Typecast Typewriter
Mini Alphabet Punch Board
Typecast 12 x 12 Paper Pad
Ribbon Cutter
Corner Chomper
DIY Party Confetti

High Five Gift Packaging

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Have a great day!

Eva

Supplies

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

Colors Chantalle Loves: Pink & Gold

Hello We R fans and thank you for joining us this week as we celebrate the colours we all love! If you asked me what my favourite colour was, I would probably answer, all of them! But I do have an affinity for pink I must admit. A deep, lush magenta gets my pulse racing every time!

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Today I want to share some gifting ideas with you. They all share a common rosey glow, but swap out the colour and you can easily customize them to suit you.

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Read on as I’ll be showing you how each one came together.

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The gold box is just a simple gift box, which I purchased from a dollar store.

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I have given it a spotty pattern by using applying some Oh Goodie Gold Foil Stickers.

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I finished it off with some twine, an Oh Goodie Starburst Closure and a Clearly Posh Plastic Bow.

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This next little box has been wrapped in dark pink tissue paper and been accented with some pops of gold.

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I trimmed a piece of Clearly Posh gold spotted acetate to fit as a sleeve around the middle.

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On top of the acetate, I have run a length of gold Fringe Tape followed by a strip of light pink ribbon. To finish this one off, I’ve embellished the box with a layered flower, made up of two petals from DIY Party Die Cut Flowers (Bright & Metallic). I’ve given the petals a bit of life by curling the edges gently with the back of a paintbrush.

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This gift was wrapped using Pink Oh Goodie Ombré Glassine paper.

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This gift also has a sleeve in the middle, created with a sheet of gold vellum from a DIY Party Vellum Pad and a spotted Next Level Embossing Folder. * The guides in the embossing folder make it really easy to get a specific section of embossing on your chosen media.

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I ran the vellum around the centre, added a few die cuts and wrapped with twine. A custom tag, created with my DIY Party Tag Punch adds a finished look.

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Want a quick gift idea that uses minimal supplies? I’ve used this chocolate gift box heaps as it works as a card and a gift box in one!

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The chocolate sits inside the sleeve and the top lifts up to reveal a space for you to write your message.

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You will need one sheet of 12×12 paper to make the sleeve. The step by steps below show how easy it is to create. Just start with a strip as wide as your chocolate slab/box. Secure the first bit with double sided tape and then roll up!

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The gold paper for the bow comes from a DIY Party 12×12 cardstock pad which I sent through my Evolution Advanced with a Bow metal die.

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How about a cute pom pom gift topper? These cuties are so easy to make using a DIY Party Pom Pom maker.

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The pom poms take just a couple of minutes to create. I have adhered mine on top of my gift using a glue gun so they stay put.

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Finishing touches are some glitter tape (which I have punched), a Wildflower layered tag and a bit of gold metallic thread.

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Finally, I have created a very quick bottle sleeve.

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The sleeve consists of a sleeve of Ombré Glassine paper, embellished with a few simple supplies like these die cut flowers and butterfly (which are DIY Party Globe covers.)

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I hope these will help you if you are ever stuck for ideas on how to jazz up a special gift.

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Until next time, Happy crafting!

Chantalle

 

Supplies:

Diy Party 12×12 Cardstock Pad
Oh Goodie Shaped Paper Clips
Oh Goodie Gold Foil Stickers
Oh Goodie Starburst Closure
Clearly Posh Plastic Bow
Clearly Posh gold spotted acetate
DIY Party Gold Fringe Tape
Oh Goodie Ombré Glassine paper.
DIY Party Die Cut Flowers (Bright & Metallic)
Next Level Embossing Folder
DIY Party Tag Punch
Crush Ephemera
DIY Party 12×12 cardstock pad
Evolution Advanced
One piece bow die
DIY Party Pom Pom Maker
Wildflower layered tags
DIY Party Vellum Pad
Sequin Stickers Gold
Clearly Posh Enamel Dots
Crush Romance 12×12

Pillow Box Gift Wrap

Hey, We R fans, Laura here with a fun gift wrap idea for you this week. Today, I am going to show you how to use the Template Studio with the Pillow Box guide to create adorable pillow boxes you can use to wrap up the perfect gift for your best friend. Pillow boxes are great because they can accommodate gifts that are oddly shaped and would be hard to wrap with traditional wrapping paper.

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To start, you need to trim your paper to the measurements shown on the Pillow Box Guide instructions. I chose to make the smallest size box, so I needed to trim my paper to 13” x 10”. You use the A and B or B and C guides to cut or score straight lines with your template.

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Once you have cut your paper to the correct size, follow the instructions that came with the Pillow Box guide. You will need both the cutting blade and scoring blade to create your box.

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Assemble your box using adhesive along the folded edge. Then, decorate it however you like. I found it easier to decorate the box before folding the flaps down on each side.

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To decorate the first box, I cut a thin strip from the Flower Girl Collection papers and used adhesive to apply it around the middle of the box.

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Next, I created a flag piece using the Banner Punch board. I cut out two separate strips of patterned paper, with one being a little wider than the other. I used the punch board to cut the flag shape out of the bottom of each strip. I folded the strips in half and used adhesive to attach them to the top of the box.

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I finished off the box by adding a wooden veneer banner shape from the Flower Girl collection.

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I wanted the second pillow box to look like a purse. I started by creating a slightly larger pillow box than the first one. Once the box was assembled, I cut a decorative floral shape using the Evolution Advanced and leftover pink paper from the first box.

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Fold the shape in half and adhere it to the top of the pillow box. Then, I cut a ¾” strip of the pink paper to create a “strap” for the purse. I cut slits in the top of the box and slid the straps into the box.

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To make it look like the purse flap has a snap, I used the Crop-O-Dile and a wide eyelet on the front part of the pink flap.

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The pillow box gift wrap is the perfect way to add a little something special to a gift for your best girlfriend.

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Supplies:

Template Studio
Pillow Box Guide
Designer Poster Board
Banner Punch Board
Evolution Advanced
Flower Girl Collection
Crop-O-Dile
Wide Eyelets

Guest Designer Jana Eubank

To finish off our week dedicated to the Red, White, and Blue, we’ve got a super talented guest designer with us to share some patriotic inspiration. Please welcome Jana Eubank to the blog!

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Hi, everyone! I’m Jana Eubank. I’m from Bountiful, Utah, where I reside with my husband, Kevin, and our four children. I have been scrapbooking for more than 15 years. It has become a part of my daily life and part of who I am. I LOVE it! I currently do freelance work in the scrapbook industry as well as design for the Echo Park Paper and Noel Mignon Kit Club design teams.  I have also worked in several fun positions in the industry ranging from a Design Team Coordinator for Cricut to Co-Founder/Creative Director/Product Designer for Anthology by Lisa Bearnson. If you would like to see more of my creative work you can find me in the places listed below.

 

Blog: http://www.janaeubank.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jana.eubank.7

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/janaeubank/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/janaeubank/

 

FAVORITE WE R PRODUCT:

The 12×12 Leather Albums … couldn’t live without those beauties to keep all my work safe and organized!

 

FAVORITE SCRAPBOOKING/PAPER CRAFT TIP: The best thing I ever learned about when it comes to design is using a visual triangle to place elements … it guides almost every decision I make when creating a page!

 

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I had so much fun creating with the Flower Girl collection and can’t wait to show you what I made.

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First up is a scrapbook page featuring my kids and their cousins waiting curbside for our hometown parade.

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I used a sheet of white cardstock as the base to my page. I traced several stars in varying sizes onto the cardstock and then cut them out with a pair of scissors. I placed different patterned papers behind them and then handstitched around the edges of each star with navy thread.

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My photos are placed all together in a row on a strip of the Finch patterned paper. I added a pop of red to the center photo with one of the frames from the Cards & Frames kit. I wanted the edges of the photo strip to match the handstitched edges of the stars above the, so I cut the dashed lines from the Garden Path paper and placed them above and below my photo strip.

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I was struggling trying to come up for a title for this page. As I was thumbing through the Flower Girl sticker accents the Ampersand Circle sticker caught my eye … “Stars & Stripes” … of course! I cut the banner shape from navy cardstock using an electronic die cut machine and then added the red American Crafts Thicker letters. How cute are the little birds sitting on top of the banner … don’t they look like they want to watch the parade, too?

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SUPPLIES:

WRMK Flower Girl Collection:

Garden Path Paper
Finch Paper
Rose Bud Paper
Terrace Paper
Accent Stickers
Cards & Frame Kit
Veneer Shapes
Ephemera
Puffy Stickers

Besides scrapbooking, my favorite type of paper crafting is creating decorative gift boxes, so you KNOW I had to pull out the WRMK Gift Bag Punch Board and put it to use! J

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I created three large 9” bags using white cardstock. For extra durability, I scored the top edge about ½” and folded it inside the bag before using my Crop-a-dile to punch and insert eyelets for the bag handles.

Once I had the bags folded and assembled it was time to decorate them! My favorite part!

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I decided to make each bag unique with different patterns and elements on each one … the fact that each one has a similar format, with the award shape on the front and star-shaped gems, gives them a unified look.

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For the first bag I used the adorable flower cart die cut from the Ephemera Pack as the star of the show! Underneath I placed the “Be You” banner shape and a friendly goose wood veneer. I love that little goose! I just want to scoop him up and keep him for a pet!

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On this bag, I placed a trio of gems. The green and white gem are from the Ephemera pack. The red “Shine” gem was trimmed from one of the cards from the Cards & Frames Kit. I love that it says “Shine” … totally perfect for the 4th of July weekend with all of the fireworks sparkling in the sky, don’t you think?! I accented the gems with a flower ephemera die cut and more of the star-shaped gems from my stash.

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On the final gift bag, I used another card from the Cards & Frames Kit as the focal piece. This time I punched the “Let’s Party” card with a 3” circle punch. I layered it on top of more circular layers, some of them with a pinked edge, and some of them with a plain edge. To the bottom right, I added a couple of daisies (the blue ephemera die cut and the white/red wood veneer). I cut a banner die cut in half and placed each piece under the sides of the daisy group to give it a bit more presence. More star gems gives this bag a touch of sparkle.

Won’t this trio of gift bags be so much fun to give to some friends?! I can’t wait to fill them  up with sparklers and treats and give them out. I’m sure they will put a smile on my friends’ faces!

SUPPLIES:

WRMK Flower Girl Collection
Garden Path Paper
Bouquet Paper
Rose Bud Paper
Finch Paper
Accent Stickers
Cards & Frames Kit
Veneer Shapes
Ephemera

Red, White, & Blue Candy Boxes

Hello, friends! Tessa Buys here with a patriotic gift idea for Red, White and Blue week:

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Independence Day is my favorite holiday and I’ve invited friends and family over to celebrate. Knowing that my guests will take up more parking on the street than we normally do, I created these fireworks-esque gift boxes filled with treats to give to my neighbors.

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If you haven’t seen the tutorial for using the candy box templates with the Template Studio, it’s a must-see. You can watch it on our YouTube channel HERE. I watched it just once through and was able to make my boxes in no time without any trouble. It never ceases to amaze me just how innovative We R Memory Keepers is!

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To make my candy boxes extra festive, I stuffed the ends with tissue paper before securing them closed with curling ribbon. I think they look “explosive” this way!

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To further dress up the candy boxes, I made wraps from the left over poster board scraps. When making score lines for the wraps, I added 1/8th of an inch to the measurement given for the score marks on the boxes. That little bit of wiggle room makes for a perfect fit. For an added patriotic punch, I used DIY Party Fringe Tape in silver on two of the wraps. I love the shine and sparkle!

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To help you get an idea of the scale of these candy boxes, I asked my two-year-old to model for us. Here she is holding the large candy box, specifically the 3x3x12.5 inch box:

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And here she is with the extra large candy box, size 4.5×4.5×19 inches:

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As you can see, these boxes hold plenty of treats – hopefully enough that the neighbors don’t mind tight parking on July 4th.

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If you’re looking for a great packaging idea for some red, white and blue treats, these candy boxes can’t be beat! Enjoy creating!

 

Supplies Used:

DIY Party Fringe Tape Silver
Template Studio Starter Kit
Candy Box Template Guide
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