Make a Fall Banner with the Happy Jig

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here today with some home décor for fall. It seems that I am always pulled towards creating projects for our house. Adding a personal and handmade touch is wonderful, but its also great to be able to add a trendy touch without breaking the bank. I mean, who can change all the pillows and blankets out all the time? But by using my We R Memory Keepers tools and some patterned papers, I can create a lovely piece of seasonal décor, and be a bit fashionable as well.

Fall Banner with the Happy Jig by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I began by using my Banner Punch board and that fantastic checkered paper from Pebbles new line, My Bright Life. I am seeing that black and white gingham everywhere, and I love it! The Banner Punch Board is a constant friend on my desk, making quick work of creating pendants that are the exact size and style I want.

Fall Banner with the Happy Jig by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

After layering some other papers, die cut images, and ribbon, I started to create the leaf image from Copper Happy Jig Wire. The booklet that comes with the Happy Jig provides clear instructions for making the shapes.

Fall Banner with the Happy Jig by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

After following the image and placing my pegs, I wrapped the wire around. The wire shapes come together easily. The dimension they add to a project is really cool!

Tip: I use a liquid adhesive to secure my wire shapes to my projects.

Fall Banner with the Happy Jig by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Another We R Memory Keepers tool that comes in handy when making banners is another on of my old favorites, the Crop-A-Dile. To punch the holes for the twine (used to hang the banner), simply stack all your pieces together and punch through every piece at once. No mistakes and no misalignment.

Fall Banner with the Happy Jig by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Do you decorate for the seasons? Where would you hang your fall banner?

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

Pebbles – My Bright Life:

Aly’s Top 3 Favorite We R Craft Tools

Hello, and Happy Friday We R friends! It’s my turn to share my Top 3 Favorite Tools with you and I’m so excited. Honestly, it was really hard to narrow it down to just three because I’m in love with so many We R tools! But, I gave it some thought and here they are!

Happy Jig

I can’t tell you how much I’ve loved creating with this fun new tool! It has so many different applications, and is such a versatile tool. I feel like I can add a Happy Jig creation to almost ANY project I create.

DIY Mermaid Party Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Wire Wedding Cake Topper by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Party Board

I’m a sucker for some custom party decor, so I find myself reaching for the DIY Party Board on a regular basis. It never ceases to amaze me how versatile this fun tool is, and I love finding unique ways to create with it.

Unicorn Cupcake Wraps by Aly Dosdall featuring the We R Memory Keepers DIY Party BoardWe R Memory Keepers DIY Party Board

Precision Press Advanced

As a crafter, stamping and I have a love-hate relationship. I hate the effort and patience that it takes, but I love the results. When the Precision Press Advanced was released my relationship with stamping completely changed! I can totally stamp with confidence and ease now, and that is something worth celebrating for sure.

Fall Gift Tags by Aly Dosdall for Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine featuring the We R Memory Keepers Precision Press AdvancedWe R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced

Thanks for stopping by friends! I’d love to know what your favorite We R tools are! Tell me in the comments below. Have a great weekend!

Supplies:
Happy Jig
DIY Party Board
Precision Press Advanced

My Top 3 Favorite Craft Tools by Soraya

Hi everybody ! Soraya here today to share 3 of my favorite We R Memory Keepers tools : the Happy Jig, the 1-2-3 Punch Board and the Hole Reinforcer Punch ! Let’s start with the Happy Jig.

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig

How amazing is this tool that allows you to create any word you want ?! I just love how versatile it is since you can decorate any project thanks to its colorful wires. It’s very delightful to create with the Happy Jig, above all for my planner spreads and layouts. You can easily add more dimension and texture not to mention the multitude of shapes that you can make.

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The 1-2-3 Punch Board is forever my favorite ! I’m a real lover for everything boxes ! Any occasion can be celebrated with party favor boxes or treat bags. Last year I made a hundred of mini boxes for my nephew baptism it was awesome to make them with this amazing Punch Board ! Halloween treats are also my favorite boxes to do (and the bows are so gorgeous too!).

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The Hole Reinforcer Punch helps you to save your teared papers but it also allows you to create with so much fun ! As an embellishment, as a sparkling planner garland or as a cute paperclip, this small tool can make big things !

What about you ? What are your favorite tools by We R Memory Keepers ? Happy creating everyone and until next time !

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Hole Reinforcer Punch

Happy Jig

1-2-3 Punch Board

Enza’s Top 3 Favorite Tools

Hello, We R fans. Enza here, and today I’m sharing three of my favorite tools. Let me start by saying it is impossible not to love every single one of them, as they are all useful, fun and easy to work with. Anything that can help me speed up the process while still giving me amazing results is a winner in my book. Plus, I’m often inspired by the variety and versatility of We R Memory Keepers tools.

The first tool I can’t live without is the 123 Punch Board. One of my passions is gift wrapping and pretty packaging, and lately I have discovered a love for card making, so this tool is perfect to create a variety of projects. You can make different type of boxes, bows, envelopes, envelope liners, and even file folder cards. I think every crafter needs this in their stash. All the instructions are already on the board, and you also get an Idea Book with step-by-step instructions that is really helpful. Super duper easy to use!

We R Memory Keepers 123 Punch Board

Here is an example of a String Tie Box I created with it:

123 Punch Board Gift Box by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

My second favorite is a tool that I use for almost every project, and another essential in my stash. The Tag Punch Board is fun and very versatile; it is perfect to create gift tags, tag mini albums, layering elements for cards and scrapbook layouts, and more. What I love the most about this tool is that you can make tags in different sizes, up to 3.5” wide, and that it punches perfectly centered holes every time. To complete the look of my tags, I also use the Hole Reinforcer Punch, but that is just a preference.

Tag Punch Board Mini Album by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

Last, but definitely not least, is the Happy Jig. Such a clever idea! You can make unique and custom embellishments for scrapbook pages, cards, even home décor. It comes with wires in different colors, and the super helpful Instruction book, with step-by-step instructions for bending wire into letters, shapes, and words. Your imagination is the limit with this tool. I also love that you can store the pegs and the wire cutters in the base of the tool for easy organization.

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Happy Jig Scrapbook Page by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a great day!

Enza

 

Supplies:

123 Punch Board

Tag Punch Board

Hole Reinforcer Punch

Happy Jig

Chantalle’s Top 3 Craft Tools

**This will be Chantalle’s final post as a member of our design team. We wish her the very best and have loved featuring her creative projects, tips and ideas. Next month we’ll be welcoming a new member of our team, so stay tuned!**

Hello we R Fans! The reason we all love We R Memory Keepers so much is because, in my opinion, they make THE BEST tools around!

No matter what type of projects you like to create, whether it’s card making, scrapbooking, project life-ing or sewing, they have the perfect tool for the job.

Here is a shortlist of a few of my very favourite, favourites…

TYPECAST TYPEWRITER

Typecast Typewriter by We R Memory Keepers

The Typecast opened new doors for me. I am one of those people that hate their own handwriting, and being able to create memorable, neat journaling directly on a 12×12 sheet of paper was so liberating!

I love the fact that I can just pop a bit of paper or a journaling card into the typewriter, and within seconds, have exactly the wording that I need.

Typecast Typewriter by We R Memory Keepers

The Typecast range comes with a compliment of stunning papers and accessories as well as many interchangeable ribbon spools so you can type in lots of different colours. This is a going away card that I created using my Typecast and several journaling cards from the Typecast collection.

Typecast Typewriter by We R Memory Keepers

Here you can see an example of a scrapbook page where I have typed directly onto the 12×12 paper. Paired with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board, you can create fantastic title and journaling combinations!

 Scrapbook Page by Chantalle McDaniel featuring the Typecast Typewriter by We R Memory Keepers

CIRCLE CLEAR CUT PUNCH

We R Memory Keepers Clear Cut Circle Punch

Next up are the Clear Cut Punches. These babies are so amazing, you can punch anywhere on your project.

We R Memory Keepers Clear Cut Circle Punch 

The Circle Clear Cut Punch is probably my favourite. Such a versatile shape, I have used mine so many times to create patterns on my scrapbook pages, die cut shapes for cards and albums and even frames. Punch exactly what you want, where you want!

Mini Album by Chantalle McDaniel featuring the We R Memory Keepers Clear Cut Circle Punch

The unique Clear-cut guide and magnetic punch system takes the guesswork out of perfect punching and the Transparent guide system makes alignment easy and allows for precise punching anywhere

Here you can see some festive treat bags I created using the Circle Clear Cut Punch and another of my all-time favourite tools, my Envelope Punchboard.

Holiday Gift Bags by Chantalle McDaniel featuring the We R Memory Keepers Clear Cut Circle Punch 

Another thing I love about the Clear Cut Punches are that they create die cut shapes, which you can then use as ephemera on new projects.

Holiday Gift Bags by Chantalle McDaniel featuring the We R Memory Keepers Clear Cut Circle Punch

HAPPY JIG

No doubt, there were plenty of people doing the happy dance when the Happy Jig was announced, including me!

This easy-to-use jig makes wire working a breeze, by allowing you to wrap wire around the pegs to create fun embellisments for your projects.

There are over 100 design templates available in the instruction book and on Instagram. Be sure to give @werhappyjig a follow to find lots of inspiration, instructions and how-tos!

Happy Jig by We R Memory Keepers

Each 100-piece kit includes colored wire, pegs, and wire cutters and includes a built-in storage compartment for supplies.
Additional wire colors are sold individually and in packs.
The easy-to-follow instruction book includes step-by-step instructions for bending wire into letters, shapes, and words.

Happy Jig by We R Memory Keepers
This ‘hello’ title was a fun addition to a card I made. The flower shapes were cut out using my Evolution Advanced with my Magnetic Mat.

 Handmade Card by Chantalle McDaniels featuring the Happy Jig by We R Memory KeepersI love the dimension the wire embellishment adds and its so satisfying to tell people, “I made that!”

Handmade Card by Chantalle McDaniels featuring the Happy Jig by We R Memory Keepers

May you enjoy many happy hours crafting with your favourite WeR tools!

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

Circle Clear Cut Punch

Typecast Typewriter

Happy Jig

Flamingo Card

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with a fun and silly card that says summer! What a fun card to be able to send a friend who you have been missing! The wire flamingo made with the We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig inspired the punny sentiment and I cannot help but smile.

Happy Jig Flamingo Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Happy Jig Flamingo Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To begin with, I created the flamingo with the instructions I found in the booklet that comes with the Happy Jig. The pink wire was the perfect shade too! If you have misplaced your booklet, don’t worry. There are tons of ideas and instructions to be found on Instagram on the We R Happy Jig account.

Happy Jig Flamingo Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To adhere my flamingo to the card, I used a strong glue on the flattest and lower parts of the wire. If you are struggling with that, I suggest some colorful staples.

Happy Jig Flamingo Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

And now for the punny sentiment. They are always my favorite. Creating them is now going to be a summer breeze with the Word Punch Board.

Happy Jig Flamingo Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I simply lined up my letters inside, placed the patterned paper I wanted punched along the edge, and pressed down on the teal top. Easy. I layered a striped piece of patterned paper from Crate’s Cute Girl paper pad behind to add a fun, colorful element.

Happy Jig Flamingo Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

So, does anyone want to fla-mingle with me at the beach this summer?

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

Crate Paper:

Pink Paislee:

DIY Mermaid Party Decor

Good Monday morning crafty friends! Aly here with you today. A Mermaid Party is the perfect way to celebrate a birthday, shower, or other special occasion during the summer months. Since all things mermaid are so popular right now, there’s plenty of inspiration online.  I decided to dive in to this nautical trend, and I’m excited to share some easy DIY Mermaid Party Decor I created.

DIY Mermaid Party Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

To make this Mermaid Party I pulled out some of my trusty We R tools to help simplify things. My DIY Party Board, Scallop Goodie Bag Guide, Word Punch Board, and Happy Jig did the trick.

DIY Mermaid Party Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I started with the party hats, picking out some ombre paper from the DCWV Spring Bloom stack. Then I used the DIY Party Board to make the hats.

DIY Party Board by We R Memory Keepers

I downloaded a free mermaid tail template online, and cut out the tails from some gold foil paper. Then I added them to the top of the hats with some dimensional adhesive dots.

DIY Mermaid Party Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Next I made the favor bags using the Scallop Goodie Bag Guide and some ombre papers from the Oh Goodie collection.

DIY Mermaid Party Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

 

 

Scallop Goodie Bag Guide by We R Memory Keepers

I created wire mermaids with the Happy Jig and some gold wire to embellish them.

Happy Jig by We R Memory Keepers

Happy Jig Mermaid Embellishment

Wire Mermaid Embellishment made with the Happy Jig

DIY Mermaid Party Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I added a couple of die cut tropical leaves, and a sentiment I made with the Word Punch Board. I backed the word with some plain white cardstock to make the letters pop. I cut a banner shape in the end of the strip with the Washi Chomper and then stapled it to the bag with my Staple Board.

DIY Mermaid Party Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

You can fill these favor bags with gummy fish, goldfish crackers, small toys, bubbles, or whatever else you’d like to give your mermaid party guests.

DIY Mermaid Party Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I hope these Mermaid Party Decor Ideas have inspired you. Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to come back each day this week for more beach themed project ideas and tutorials. Happy crafting friends!

Supplies:

Word Punch Board
Happy Jig
DIY Party Board
Scallop Goodie Bag Guide
Staple Board
Washi Chomper

Travel Layout with the Happy Jig

Happy Independence Day to our US friends. We’ve got a little housekeeping to take care of today. We’re sad to say goodbye to team member Nancy Damiano, and we wish her the very best. Please welcome our new team member, Enza Gudor!

 

Hello, crafty friends! Enza here and I’m thrilled to share my very first post on the We R Memory Keepers blog! This is a dream come true for me. I have always loved the fun and versatile tools they come up with, and am looking forward to sharing more of my projects with you.

Today I have a travel layout featuring the amazing Happy Jig. This tool is a must-have! You can make any design or shape with it, and it sure gives your scrapbook pages a unique and fun look.

Travel Layout with the Happy Jig by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I knew I wanted a big title for my page, so I started by creating my own custom words. I took inspiration from some of the letters in the instruction booklet that comes with the tool, as well as the We R Happy Jig Instagram account. Once you figure out how it works, it is pretty easy to make any shape you can think of. The wire is flexible and easy to work with, and all the different colors are perfect to personalize your projects. It’s also nice that you can vary the size of the letters, allowing for lots of options.

Happy Jig by We R Memory Keepers

I picked blue and pink wire for this page. I actually made the words before even choosing a collection to work with. I was that excited to use my new toy!

Travel Layout with the Happy Jig by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

To keep the words in place, I just hand-stitched them with embroidery thread. I have tried other options, but this worked best for me.

Travel Layout with the Happy Jig by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

The other tool I used for this layout is the Tag Punch Board – another essential if you ask me. I love adding tags to my projects whenever I can, and this makes it super easy and fast.

Tag Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Here I used the tags as layering elements behind my photos.

Travel Layout with the Happy Jig by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

 

If you are looking for ways to personalize your pages and make them unique, you don’t want to pass on these fantastic tools. The possibilities are endless.

 

Travel Layout with the Happy Jig by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

Thank you for stopping by today. Have a wonderful day!

 

Supplies:

Happy Jig

Tag Punch Board

Patriotic Party Favors

Hello everyone!  It’s Eva  on the blog today sharing a 4th Of July party favor made with some of my favorite tools, including the new Happy Jig!

Patriotic Party Favors by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepe

I think party favors are super cute, everybody is happier when they go home with a little something! These favors are easy and look great! You could use them for a party or maybe to give to your co workers or neighbors during the 4th of July!

To make this design I simply created a number 4 and added the “t” and “h” found on the “Thursday” word  (you can find it on their Instagram account @werhappyjig)

The silver wire was the perfect match to the “Land that I Love” line from Pebbles Inc.

Here are the Happy Jig coordinates in case you want to make one:

Start: R18

Big Pegs: N30

Medium Pegs:F28

Small Pegs: E22, G18, G20, G25, H22, L15, L21, Q23, R28, R32

Happy Jig by We R Memory Keepers

I also cut some stars on patterned paper. I used a template and then used my Magnetic Mat  and Craft Knife to cut the 2 star shapes at the same time. The paper doesn’t move because the magnetic ruler and mat keeps everything in place, super handy!

Patriotic Party Favors by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I used my Stitch Happy and the Stitch Happy Bakers Twine Thread to sew all around my star. Just before I finished the edges I put some red and blue candies inside.

Patriotic Party Favors by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Stitch Happy by We R Memory Keepers

Patriotic Party Favors by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I decorated my stars with some die cuts, stickers and 3d elements from the same “Land that I Love” Pebbles collection. On top of everything I added my “4th” shape. I love that I can layer a wire shape and still see all the other embellishments!

Patriotic Party Favors by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To open the star simply tear the paper and enjoy the candy!

Patriotic Party Favors by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Patriotic Party Favors by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Do you have a big party to celebrate the 4th of July? Here in Chile our national holiday is September 18th and we always celebrate with friends and family!

Patriotic Party Favors by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a wonderful week!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Happy Jig
Happy Jig wire
Magnetic Mat
Craft Knife
Stitch Happy
Stitch Happy Thread

 

DIY Wire Jewelry with the Happy Jig

Hello We R friends! It’s Aly here again to share a fun kids craft idea perfect for a summer get-together, a birthday party, or a girls night.

DIY Wire Jewelry with the Happy Jig by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Using my Happy Jig I created some wire jewelry. It was easy to do, and I love how it turned out!

DIY Wire Jewelry with the Happy Jig by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

To create the necklace, I made a pineapple shape using the pink wire. This pineapple shape is found on the @werhappyjig Instagram account. You can also find a simpler pineapple design in the instruction booklet that comes with the Happy Jig.

Happy Jig by We R Memory Keepers

I wanted to make it slightly larger than it shows on the template, so I cut 18 inches of wire (instead of the recommended 16 inches) and stretched out the design so it reached the bottom and top of the grid on the jig. You can see where I placed all the pegs on the grid in the image below if you’d like to make a larger pineapple for yourself.

https://wermemorykeepers.wordpress.com/2018/05/31/throwback-thursday-interactive-alphabet-flipbook/

Once I finshed designing the pineapple, I added a small silver jump ring to attach it to the silver chain. (You can pick up jump rings, chains, and other jewelry making supplies at your local craft store or online.)

Happy Jig necklace attachment

To make the earrings, I created two Palm Leaves with green wire according to the directions in the Happy Jig instruction booklet that comes with the tool. I left a little extra wire on the starting end for attaching to the earring hook. I used a jump ring to keep the hook and the wire design facing the right direction.

DIY Wire Jewelry with the Happy Jig by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Happy Jig earring attachment

What I love about Happy Jig jewelry is that the wire is so light weight, but very sturdy. So the jewelry pieces aren’t heavy, but they’ll last for quite a while. This would be a great summer kids craft, or an activity for a girls birthday or slumber party. You could even have a girls night and make some for fun.

DIY Wire Jewelry with the Happy Jig by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for joining me today! If you create something with the Happy Jig, be sure to share it on our Facebook page, or if you share it on Instagram be sure to tag us (@werhappyjig) so we can see what you make. Enjoy your weekend!

Supplies:

Happy Jig
Pink Wire
Green Wire
Jewelry making supplies (jump rings, chain, earring hooks)