Wick Candle Maker Project Roundup

We hope you’ve enjoyed Candle Making Week here on the blog, and that you’ve found some helpful inspiration for your own projects. To close out the week we’re sharing a roundup of some candles that our in house designers made with the Wick Candle Making Kit. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the eye candy!

Wick Candle Maker by We R Memory Keepers

Candle making is easy and safe with this awesome new tool. Simply add the parrafin wax chips included in the kit into the heating chamber to melt them.

Wick Candle Maker by We R Memory Keepers

Customize the color of your candles with the included pigment flakes and convenient color chart.

Wick Candle Maker by We R Memory Keepers

Using the three included molds, you can make small, large, and spiral candles by turning the valve to allow the melted wax to pour into the mold. No mess, no burns, and no fuss!

Wick Candle Maker by We R Memory Keepers

You can embellish the candles themselves, or get creative and make them in unique containers that you can decorate as well.

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Some of our favorite ideas are:

Ombre color candles
Rainbow candles
Two-tone candles
Add sea shells
Add dried flowers or pot pourri
Add a washi tape border

What ideas do you have for candle making with the Wick?
Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend.

Supplies:

Wick Candle Making Kit

 

Tropical Fruit Scented Candles

Hello We R friends! It’s Aly here again, and I’m excited to share some candles I made as a gift for some dear friends of mine with my new Wick Candle Maker. I grabbed some old dollar mason jars I had in my stash and turned them into Tropical Fruit Scented Candles: a pineapple, a strawberry, and a peach.

Tropical Fruit Scented Candles by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Wick Candle Maker

Since I got my Wick Candle Making Kit, my girls and I have starting making gifts for friends and it’s been so much fun! The Wick is simple and safe enough that I feel totally comfortable including young crafters in the process, which I love.

Tropical Fruit Scented Candles by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

My mason jars are pint size (16 oz) and don’t fit under the Wick machine, but that’s no problem! You can totally use larger containers with your Wick. All I had to do was fill the small mold to the max line twice and that filled the inside of the jars perfectly. Tip: measure with water ahead of time to see how many molds fit into your container. After filling the heating chamber to the max line with the included wax pellets, I measured out the pigment powder so I used the same ratio for both pours into the mold. That way the colors match exactly.

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I set the heat on high, and waited about 20 minutes for the wax to melt. While waiting, I decorated the outside of my  pineapple jar with washi tape that I cut into thin chevron shapes with my Washi Chomper.

Pineapple Scented Candles by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Wick Candle Maker

We R Memory Keepers Washi Chomper

For the strawberry jar, I added black dots from leftover punctuation and letter stickers.

Strawberry scented candle by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Wick Candle Maker

Then I added the wick to my jars using the tip from Kimberly in THIS POST. Once the wax melted I added 3-4 drops of fruit scented frangrance oil and stirred the melted wax thoroughly.

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Then I opened the valve and allowed the wax to pour into the mold. While it was still hot, I carefully poured it into my jar and then started on the next batch of wax, following the above steps. I recommend wiping out the mold with paper towels after the first pour while the wax is still melted. It’s much easier to clean the mold that way.

We R Memory Keepers Wick Candle Maker

We R Memory Keepers Wick Candle Maker
Tip
: wax shrinks slightly when it cools, so you will notice the center of your candle caves in slightly. Hold back some wax so you can top off your candle once the second batch dries and fill it in.

Tropical Fruit Scented Candles by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

While the second batch of wax cooled, I decorated the jar lids. I started by painting them green. I used three different greens to add a little interest to the set.

While the paint dried, I cut out leaves for the pineapple, strawberry, and peach candles. Once the paint dried completely, I hot glued the two parts of the lid together, and then hot glued the leaves on each lid with the USB Mini Glue Gun.

We R Memory Keepers USB Power Mini Glue Gun

Tropical Fruit Scented Candles by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

For the peach candle I wanted to try using scented wax melts from my local craft store. I found some peach scented ones but the color was darker than I wanted, so I mixed in some French vanilla melts along with a little yellow pigment from my Wick kit. I love how it turned out!

We R Memory Keepers Wick Candle Maker with scented wax melts

Peach Scented Candle by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Wick Candle Maker

Be sure to clean out the heating chamber in between candles. I found it easiest to turn the heat down to low once I finished a candle, and then wipe out the heating chamber with paper towels. That way the wax is still melted and easy to wipe, but the chamber isn’t so hot.

Pineapple Scented Candles by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Wick Candle Maker

I’d love to try some soy wax, bees wax, and adding dried flowers or pot pourri to my next set of candles. It’s so much fun, and there are so many possibilities!

Tropical Fruit Scented Candles by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Wick Candle Maker

This is a great project for a gift, for spring or summer events, or for home decor. Thanks for stopping by–I’ll see you next time!

Supplies:

Wick Candle Maker
Washi Chomper
USB Power Mini Glue Gun
Crafter’s Essentials Detail Scissors

Holiday Gift Idea: Christmas Frame with the Basic Tools

Hello We R Memory Keepers fans! Soraya here to share with you a holiday gift idea using the basic tools: the Layer Guides, the Tear Guides and the Circle Clear Cut Punch! Let’s make this pretty frame with Christmas ornaments!

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First of all I used the Tear Guides to create different borders on several patterned papers. Then I placed them on a piece of cardstock to make a colorful waterfall! This tool is so easy and fun to use! The water pen is very handy and useful to tear the paper out.

Clear Cut Circle Punch by We R Memory Keepers

Tear Guides by We R Memory Keepers

Tear Guides by We R Memory Keepers

Time to use the amazing Circle Clear Cut Punch to create the future ornaments! I punched seven circles.

Clear Cut Circle Punch by We R Memory Keepers

Clear Cut Circle Punch by We R Memory Keepers

Now using my Layer Guides, I created two big frames (white and pink) to finalize this decor!

Layer Guides by We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Gift Frame by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

To give a realistic look to my ornaments, I glued some false snowballs in each of them! Love how it turned, it really feels like the holidays! I used some black thread to “hang” them, then I passed it through the hole of the white cardstock.

Holiday Gift Frame by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Gift Frame by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Gift Frame by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Gift Frame by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Here is the final decor with some embellishments and a title “Merry & Bright”. The mini pine cones are so cute!  The final touch comes with this gorgeous black and white bow on the top of the frame!

Holiday Gift Frame by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Gift Frame by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Gift Frame by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Gift Frame by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Gift Frame by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Hope you had fun joining me for this holiday gift idea! You will love playing with the basic tools, they are so versatile and so much fun! Happy creating everyone and until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Layer Guide

Tear Guides

Circle Clear Cut Punch

Papers are from DWCV

Black thread Stitch Happy

Alpha stickers

Black and white bow from Maggie Holmes

Shaker Bookmarks

Hey there We R Memory Keeper friends and fans, Becki here. I’m so excited to share two adorable photo bookmarks with you that I created with the Photo Sleeve Fuse Tool and 4×6 waterfall sleeves.

Shaker Bookmarks by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Shaker Bookmarks by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
When I started creating bookmarks, I thought I was just going to use patterned paper and sequins to fill the inside. Then I noticed these adorable photos on my desk. I knew they would make adorable bookmarks!

Shaker Bookmarks by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

These bookmarks are SO easy to create with the Fuse tool. All you have to do is cut the patterned paper and photos to fit inside the bookmark, embellish the bookmarks (if desired) and add sequins.

Shaker Bookmarks by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

The bookmarks I created have the same photo but the embellishments are slightly different. I used the Little by Little collection by Shimelle and American Crafts. I had to use the cute stack of books sticker and the “anything is possible when we’re together” sticker.

Shaker Bookmarks by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

The gold sequins make these bookmarks a little bit more special. The sequins move when you shake the bookmark. I love that I could seal the sequins into the bookmark and not have to worry about them coming off or falling out. They’re sealed in tightly!

Shaker Bookmarks by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

I LOVE how these bookmarks turned out. I’m sure the two little girls that will be using them will love them as well. I just might have to make another one for myself. Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog, happy crafting!

 

Supplies:

Fuse Heat Resistant Silicone Mat

Photo Sleeve Fuse Tool

4×6 Waterfall Sleeves

gold sequins

patterned paper

stickers

two photos

twine

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!

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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!
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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.

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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?

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers

American Crafts, 1 canoe 2

DIY Party Board Project Inspiration

Our new DIY Party Board will be hitting stores next month, and we wanted to share some project inspiration with you from our fabulous in-house design team. Check out these adorable Valentine’s Day treat pouches!

DIY Party Board by We R Memory Keepers

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What’s so cool about the DIY Party Board is that you can customize your partyware to match the holiday, season, or event that you’re creating for. Just swap out your papers and embellishments!

What kind of partyware would you make with the DIY Party Board?

 

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

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

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