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)

Happy Jig Spinning Sun Catchers

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with a super simple kid’s craft, but it is full of fun! Best part about this quick project is that anyone from age 3-100 can make it! These spinning sun catchers were easy to make with the We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig. Don’t miss the special twist to these spinners at the end.

Spinning Sun Catchers with the Happy Jig by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

These sweet spinning sun catchers are perfect for hanging from a deck, or in a garden. The movement and colors are mesmerizing.

Spinning Sun Catchers with the Happy Jig by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I started with a package of Happy Jig colored wire, along with a package of pony beads. These beads can be found in the kid’s craft section and are larger, making it easier for smaller hands and for fitting over the wire. These beads are unique however, as they are glow-in-the-dark!

Spinning Sun Catchers with the Happy Jig by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To create the spinner shape, wrap the wire around a larger glass or jar. Wrap the wire around as many times as you wish. I found that 4 times around was a nice amount. That number of wraps yielded 3 spinners from one color of wire.

Spinning Sun Catchers with the Happy Jig by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To keep the beads from falling off the ends, I used the smallest peg from the We R Happy Jig and wrapped one end of the wire around it. Then I strung the beads on the wire. Once the wire was full, I repeated the same process on the other end.

Spinning Sun Catchers with the Happy Jig by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

And here is the twist! How fun are these as they glow-in-the-dark?! When we have outdoor movies this summer, these will be a fun addition! They would also make great garden markers for the evenings.

Spinning Sun Catchers with the Happy Jig by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

What kind of fun outdoor decorations would you make with the We R Happy Jig?

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig Colored Wire

 

Wire Wedding Cake Topper

Hello We R friends, and happy Friday! It’s either that time of year or there must be something in the water here, because we have gotten no less than five wedding invitations in the past month! Exciting, right? Needless to say, I’ve had weddings on the brain. Recently I saw some adorable wire wedding cake toppers, so I thought I’d try my hand at making my own with my Happy Jig to see what I could come up with.

Wire Wedding Cake Topper by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Happy Jig wire design tool

I love how this turned out! I think a wire wedding cake topper looks pretty cool, don’t you?

Wire Wedding Cake Topper by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Happy Jig wire design tool

So, obviously this design is my own creation–it’s not in the Happy Jig instruction manual or on our @werhappyjig Instagram feed, so I’ll show you how I made it. The cake I placed it in is about 8 inches in diameter and the topper is about 10 inches long. I’m not exactly sure how much wire I used, but I started out with 6 yards of THIS copper (or I like to call it rose gold) wire and ended up with more than half of it left.

Because of the length of this wire cake topper I did it in three parts, moving each part off the jig and making the next section. I started with the word “Mr” and the post for sticking the topper in the cake. Here’s a picture of that section of the design. Since I wasn’t sure how much wire I would need when I started, I didn’t cut any of the 6 yard roll until I was finished.

Happy Jig wire design tool by We R Memory Keepers

Wire Wedding Cake Topper by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Happy Jig wire design tool

I’ve found it pretty easy to use the design templates found in the instruction booklet and on the Instagram feed to piece together custom words. I’ve also discovered that I can enlarge the letters by just raising the tops of them on the grid of the jig. That’s basically how I created the word “Mr.” Then I extended the leftover wire down about 8 inches and wrapped it back up on itself to create the post.

Wire Wedding Cake Topper by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Happy Jig wire design tool

Next, I used the instruction booklet that comes with the tool to create the ampersand sign. That part was pretty easy!

Happy Jig wire design tool by We R Memory Keepers

Once I comleted the ampersand, I finished up my topper with the word “Mrs” and a little heart I borrowed from the word “love” on our @werhappyjig Instagram feed.

Happy Jig wire design tool by We R Memory Keepers

Wire Wedding Cake Topper by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Happy Jig wire design tool

Here are a couple of tips I picked up while creating this project:

  1. Have a pair of needle nose pliers on hand in case you need to undo your design. It will help to straighten your wire so it looks more neat and tidy.
  2. Plan ahead or make your own template beforehand (grab a blank one on our Instagram feed). The more you bend and straighten the wire, the harder it can be to keep your creation looking neat.
  3. Once you’ve finished creating your design, lay it down on a hard smooth surface and press it flat to straighten everything out.
  4. Once you’ve set the pegs on the jig, use some yarn or twine to test out your design before winding the wire around.
  5. Don’t be afraid to visit Pinterest or Instagram for ideas–wire design is pretty popular right now so you’re sure to find some inspiration

Wire Wedding Cake Topper by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Happy Jig wire design tool

Thanks for stopping by! I hope this project has inspired you to create something this weekend with your Happy Jig. If you create something with the Happy Jig be sure to share it on Instagram and tag us: @werhappyjig. We can’t wait to see what you make!

Supplies:

Happy Jig
Copper Wire
Crate Paper Ceramic Stands

Letterpress Wedding Card

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here and it is wedding season. There is something about making a wedding card that makes you want to create something full of elegance and texture. Using a couple tools from We R Memory Keepers, I was able to easily make a gorgeous card for someone’s special day.

Letterpress Wedding Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Nothing says elegance to me like letterpress. The Evolution creates a deep and beautiful impession, simply.

Letterpress Wedding Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To the floral letterpress plate, I added silver ink. This ink is a pigment formula ink, meaning it will stay wetter longer, which is what is needed for the best results when creating this look. I placed my paper over the top of the inked plate, set that inside the letterpress platform, and passed it through the Evolution. (Use the Letterpress setting on the side of the machine. Its one easy turn of the knob for the correct pressure.)

Letterpress Wedding Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

With a few turns of the handle, I was able to make this cardstock truly fabulous. Look at the embossing and how the silver shimmers inside of it.

Letterpress Wedding Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To reinforce the theme of the day, I used the Happy Jig to create the word love from silver wire. All the pegs and a pair of wire cutters are included in the Happy Jig and I love that they all store inside the tool.

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig

The instructions for creating the word love are in the book enclosed with the Happy Jig. (If you are looking for more patterns, be sure and check out the We R Happy Jig Instagram account for more ideas and designs.)

Letterpress Wedding Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To adhere the wire word to my card, I applied a strong glue to the back of the wire.

Letterpress Wedding Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Here is to a summer of love!

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

Wedding Table Decor

Hello everyone!  It’s Eva on the blog today sharing with you a wedding table decoration made with the Happy Jig  and that can be used for any party.

Wedding Table Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

For this assignment I decided to make place holders and a table number sign, I used the lovely papers from the Journaling stack from DCWV, the colors and prints are perfect for a wedding!

To make the place holder choose your favorite image from the Happy Jig catalog (or one of the many designs you can find on their Instagram account @werhappyjig) leave 5 or 6 extra inches in the beginning and create your form.

Cut the wire and use the extra wire to make a circular base.

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig

Use your Mini Envelope Punch Board to make 2 x 2 ¾ inch envelopes and place them on your wire design.

We R Memory Keepers Mini Envelope Punch Board

Write the name of the receiver on the back of the envelope.

Wedding Table Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Inside the envelope you can include a thank you note, a picture or a small gift!

Wedding Table Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To create the table number sign use the Happy Jig to create the word “table”. Here are the Happy Jig coordinates in case you want to make one:

Start: I14
Big Pegs: O4
Medium Pegs:I3, J10, M11, M24, O10, P17, P22, P26
Small Pegs: G7, H16, H21, N18, P13, Q9

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig

Use your Trim and Score Board to make the sign. Mine was 5 ¾ inches wide and 8 ¼ inches tall. I wanted my Table word to stand up on the sign so I attached it by making two holes with my Sticky Piercer.

We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board

To make the numbers I used the Journaling Stack by DCWV and my Alphabet Punch Board. I love the foil details on these papers!

We R Memory Keepers Alphabet Punch Board

And here’s how my sign turned out. I really like the paper and wire combo.

Wedding Table Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Wedding Table Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Small details really make a difference in a ceremony. The Happy Jig wires come in a variety of colors therefore your decorations will always look amazing!

Wedding Table Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Happy Jig

Happy Jig wire

Sticky Piercer
Trim and Score Board

Alphabet Punch Board
Mini Envelope Punch Board
Journaling Stack by DCWV

Graduation Party Favor Idea

Hello We R Memory Keepers fans! Soraya here with you today to share a new tutorial for a graduation party favor using some of my favorite tools!

Graduation Party Favor by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

To make this little cute graduation box, I used the wonderful 1-2-3 Punch Board that I LOVE ! The possibilities are endless with this board, above all when it comes to creating party favors! As this box measures 3 ¼ inches so the paper had to measure 10 inches (according to the instructions on the board).

Graduation Party Favor by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

We R Memory Keepers 123 Punch Board

Graduation Party Favor by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

I also used the Clear Cut Punch to create a little window so we can see the marshmallows through it. Love this frame shape and this punch is very easy to place thanks to the magnetic system! The window is made out of a little waterfall photo sleeve that I glued with the USB Power Tool Mini Glue Gun.

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig Clear Cut Punch

Graduation Party Favor by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Graduation Party Favor by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Now that the box is finished, I played with my Happy Jig and some rose gold wire to make the word “yay”. I followed the instructions in the book to shape the “y” and the “a” like in the “happy” word.

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig

Now it’s the fun part to fill the box with yummy marshmallows!

Graduation Party Favor by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Graduation Party Favor by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

We now have to make the hat and tassle part to finish the graduation favor! The steps are very easy and the result is awesome! I cut a 4 ¼ inches square paper with my Trim & Score Board and another one in a light white cardboard with my Supreme Ruler and Precision Knife. I glued them together.

We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board

We R Memory Keepers USB Mini Glue Gun

We R Memory Keepers Supreme Ruler

Using the Crafter’s Essential Tool I made a hole in the middle of the cardboard and passed through some blue thread. I tied a knot then attached the tassle on it.

We R Memory Keepers Stylus Tool

Graduation Party Favor by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Graduation Party Favor by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Graduation Party Favor by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Add some embellishments and voilà! The graduation party favor box is done!

Graduation Party Favor by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Graduation Party Favor by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Graduation Party Favor by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Graduation Party Favor by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Graduation Party Favor by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

I hope you had fun joining me today. Happy creating everyone and until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

1-2-3 Punch Board

Trim & Score Board

USB Power Tool Mini Glue Gun

Precision Knife

Crafter’s Essential

Stitch Happy Scissors

Blue thread and pompom

Clear Cut Punch

Supreme Ruler

Waterfall Photo Sleeves

Happy Jig