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

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.
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.


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

DIY Baby Gift Bag

Hello We R fans, Laura here! Today, I am going to share with you how to create a custom gift bag for a baby gift. It would be perfect for a baby shower or a new mom. You can customize the colors and size to perfectly fit your gift.

Baby Gift Bag by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

To create the gift bag you will need the Template Studio with the gift bag guide. The Template Studio works with poster board sized paper. We R Memory Keepers has so many beautiful designer posterboards to choose from. I chose a pretty yellow polka dot posterboard for my bag.

You will use the straight guides to cut your paper to the correct size. Since I was creating a 10” x 5” x 10” size bag, I needed to cut two sheets of posterboard. I was able to get them both cut out of the same piece.

Template Studio by We R Memory Keepers

Use the gift bag guide and the instructions to cut notches in the bottom of the bag.

Template Studio by We R Memory Keepers

Then you will need to score the bag in several spots to be able to fold it properly. To create the larger bag, repeat the steps on both sheets of posterboard.

Template Studio by We R Memory Keepers

Trim off the excess from the corner with the small fold. This is where you will attach your bag together using strong adhesive.

Template Studio by We R Memory Keepers

Fold the bag on all the score lines. Attach the sides of the bag together and use adhesive on the bottom. I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch holes at the top of the bag to thread some ribbon through.

Next, I used the mini Alphabet Punch Board to spell out the word “BABY”. I attached it to the front of the bag using adhesive squares. Then I added an adorable gold puffy heart.

Mini Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Since there are so many different designer poster boards, you will be sure to find exactly what you need to create any kind of gift wrap for that special baby shower.

Baby Gift Bag by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Baby Gift Bag by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers




Template Studio Starter Kit

Designer Posterboard

Super Sticky Red Tape



Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Dotted Swiss Cardstock

Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams Puffy Hearts





Confetti Birthday Favor Boxes

Hello, We R Memory Keepers readers, Laura here today sharing a birthday craft with you. Whenever I throw a birthday party, I always like to hand out a little favor at the end to let my guests know I appreciate them coming. Creating your own little confetti birthday favor box and filling it with treats is the perfect way to say thank you.

Confetti Birthday Favor Boxes by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Using the 1-2-3 punch board as a guide, I punched and scored my paper on the back side. Since we are making a string box it is not necessary to score line C as you would for a regular box.

Then, flip the paper over the other side and punch all four sides again, using the start line as your guide. Use the punch board to round the four corners of the box.

Punch holes in each of the four corners of the box using your Crop-A-Dile tool.


Confetti Birthday Favor Boxes by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Use the bone folder to crease all the score lines. Then, cut one corner of the paper along the vertical score lines. Do this again on the opposite side.

Confetti Birthday Favor Boxes by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Flip the paper over to the patterned side of the paper and add adhesive to each of the cut tabbed sections. Then, fold the flaps inward to create a box.

This is the time to fill your box with treats or party favors.

Trim some ribbon to fit around the box, leaving enough extra to tie a bow. Thread the ribbon through the hole that is in line with the ribbon, then thread the ribbon back out through the hole in the flap to the right. Repeat this process on the opposite side.

Confetti Birthday Favor Boxes by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Be sure to tuck in the flaps on the sides with the ribbon so the box will close properly. Tie the ribbon to hold the box closed. Using the leftover scraps of paper use the confetti punch to create coordinating confetti.

Add the confetti to a two inch by two inch FUSE photo sleeve. You can also add some colored sequins or beads, as well. Use the FUSE tool to close up the end. Using the Crop-A-Dile punch a hole in the corner of the clear pouch.

Confetti Birthday Favor Boxes by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Thread the pouch on the ribbon and tie a bow.

You could easily add a sentiment tag along with the clear confetti pouch for any occasion – to say thank you or celebrate. You can use any paper and ribbon that matches your party decor to easily coordinate with the theme of your special day.

Confetti Birthday Favor Boxes by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Confetti Birthday Favor Boxes by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers



1-2-3 Punch Board

Best of Pebbles Paper Pad



Confetti Punch

FUSE Photo Sleeves



Gift Bags with the Crop-A-Dile

Hello We R fans! Kimberly here today using a tool that was one of the first tools in my paper crafting stash; the Crop-A-Dile! That fantastic hole punch and eyelet setting tool. The one that can punch through just about any material. Heavy duty and beloved in my work space. When you think of the Crop-A-Dile, gift wrap isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But, this wonderful tool helps make gift wrapping a breeze! It helps add a finishing touch to a specially wrapped gift.

DIY Gift Bags with the Crop-A-Dile by Kimberly Crawford

I began by creating three gift bags using Glassine Papers and the Scalloped Goodie Bag Guide. The paper is food safe, making this perfect for cookies, brownies, or my favorite–homemade caramel popcorn. These small bags also could hold gift cards, earrings, necklaces, and more!


After adding a few papers from the Hazelwood Collection to my bags, I folded a small paper doily over the top. Using my Crop-A-Dile, I punched two small holes side-by-side. About ¾” apart from each other. The Crop-A-Dile has two different sizes for holes.

DIY Gift Bags with the Crop-A-Dile by Kimberly Crawford

Due to my smaller width ribbon, I chose the smaller. The Crop-A-Dile punched through all the layers easily. The other great feature of this tool is the small “teeth” that can be seen on the side of the tool. Those teeth help you line up each punch in the same spot. Simply count the teeth on the first punch placement and repeat.

DIY Gift Bags with the Crop-A-Dile by Kimberly Crawford

On these first two bags, I pushed the ribbon through the holes from the back to the front. One end of the ribbon in each hole. I pulled the ribbon through, made both sides even, and tied a bow.

DIY Gift Bags with the Crop-A-Dile by Kimberly Crawford


I never learned to tie my shoes “properly,” which is a story for another time. However, it has served me well when it comes to tying bows in paper crafting. After tying the start of a square knot, I create two loops. I then cross the loops, tucking one underneath the other. By doing this, both ends of the bow can easily be adjusted for loop size!

For this bag, I closed it with ribbon again, but used a different technique. This time, the ribbon was fed through the front of the bag. One end of the ribbon through each opening. Then, crossing the ribbon in the back, the ends were fed back through to the front.


After pulling each end of the ribbon tight, it creates this closure. I love the look with the checked ribbon!

DIY Gift Bags with the Crop-A-Dile by Kimberly Crawford

Each of the bags was decorated with more papers and fussy-cut images from the Hazelwood Collection. Oh, how I am infatuated with those butterflies!

DIY Gift Bags with the Crop-A-Dile by Kimberly Crawford

Who knew that a versatile tool like the Crop-A-Dile could create such beautiful gift bags?!

DIY Gift Bags with the Crop-A-Dile by Kimberly Crawford

How would you wrap a gift with the Crop-A-Dile?



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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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!



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.


I can’t wait to gift these special boxes.


Wishing you lots of happy gift giving!




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.


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.


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.


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.




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



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


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?


Have a great day!




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

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!

colors we love graphic-chantalle

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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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



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.


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.



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!



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


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!


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.


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


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.


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


Finally, I have created a very quick bottle sleeve.


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.)



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



Until next time, Happy crafting!




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.

Pillow Box Gift Wrap by Laura Silva 1

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.

Pillow Box Gift Wrap by Laura Silva 2

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.

Pillow Box Gift Wrap by Laura Silva 3

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.

Pillow Box Gift Wrap by Laura Silva 4

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.

Pillow Box Gift Wrap by Laura Silva 5

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.

Pillow Box Gift Wrap by Laura Silva 7

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.

Pillow Box Gift Wrap by Laura Silva 10

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

Pillow Box Gift Wrap by Laura Silva 11



Template Studio
Pillow Box Guide
Designer Poster Board
Banner Punch Board
Evolution Advanced
Flower Girl Collection
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!


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/



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!



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


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


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.


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.


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?



WRMK Flower Girl Collection:

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


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!


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.


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!


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.


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!


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