Thanksgiving Project Round Up

This time of year is such a great time for creating handmade decor and gifts with your scrapbook stash. They bring such a special touch to holiday celebrations. Today I’m sharing 7 Thanksgiving projects we’ve featured on our blog to inspire your holiday crafting.

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1) Get instructions for making this gorgeous feather card using the Harvest collection HERE. Your Thanksgiving hostess would love to get this handmade card.

2) Learn how to create pie box place cards using the Evolution Advanced and the Pie Box Template Die HERE. With these cuties your Thanksgiving dinner guests can find their seat and take home a bit of the delicious meal.

3) Use the Magnetic Circle Cutter and Magnetic Tri-Fold Mat to create THESE darling 3D Pumpkins. They make a great table centerpiece.

4) What a gorgeous gift this Thanksgiving frame would be! Learn how to make your own using the Harvest collection HERE.

5) How cute is this handy K Cup holder? Get the full tutorial for making one of these HERE.

6) Keep the kids busy while waiting for the turkey to finish cooking with this Thanksgiving Bingo game. Download free printable game boards HERE.

7) Make a Thankful Tree using the Evolution Advanced and the Maple Leaf Punches Die. Get the how-to HERE.

Guest Designer Lacey

Hello! My name is Lacey (Igo) Gasper, I recently got married this past summer and live in Moorhead, MN (across the river from Fargo, ND). I’m honored to be a guest designer for We R Memory Keepers and show off this awesome fall collection – Harvest!

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Card: Thanks For Everything

Card Size: 4.25” x 5.5” (8.5” x 5.5” folded in half)

 

Supplies:

WRMK: Harvest Paper               Country Plaid (1” x 4”)

Garden Shed (1” x 3.75”)

Floral Spray (0.75” x 3.5”)

Rusty Drawer (7/8” x 3.5”)

WRMK: Harvest Collection (Embossed Stickers)

Kraft Cardstock Paper (American Krafts)

Studio Calico: Mister Huey’s Ink – Dark Calico

Pop Dots

Instructions:

1. Trim a piece of Kraft paper to 8.5” x 5.5” and fold in half.

  1. Adhere paper stripes at various sizes (my sizes listed above). And adhere onto the card at various levels.
  2. Splash on MIster Huey’s Ink (or ink of choice). I used an eye dropper to splatter my ink on.
  3. Adhere Embossed Sticker with Pop Dots to add dimension.

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Layout: You and Me

Layout Size: 12” x 12”

Supplies:

WRMK: Harvest Paper               Work Bench (Layout background)

Floral Spray

Garden Shed

WRMK: Harvest (Embossed Stickers)

WRMK: Harvest Tags (You & Me with Frame)

WRMK: Sew Easy Thread (Glitter Primary)

American Crafts: Kraft Paper

Prima Flowers

Studio Calico: Wood Veneer Hearts

Studio Calico: Misty Huey’s (Gold)

Technique Tuesday Stamps: Label Maker (Kit Club)

Fiskars: Scallop Boarder Punch

Gold Washi Tape

Acrylic Paint

American Crafts: This to that Tab Adhesive Circles

Stickles: Cinnamon

Tim Holtz: Distress Stains (Tarnished Brass)

Gold Embossing Powder

Ribbon: Gold

Instructions:

  1. Starting with your background (Work Bench), swipe with a foam brush some acrylic paint. I used a metallic Gold (seen on the left side of the layout).
  2. Cut a 5.5” x 9.5” piece and 6.5” x 5” out of Floral Spray.
  3. Adhere the 5.5” x 9.5” of the Floral Spray toward the left side of the layout.
  4. Out of the Garden Shed paper, cut a piece 1.5” x 6.5” and using a border punch, punch one long side. Adhere this piece to the backside of the 6.5” x 5” Floral Spray piece. Then, layer on a piece of washi (I used gold) near the seam of the chevron Floral Spray side.
  5. Next, using the WRMK Sew Easy, stitch the bottom right corner of this 6.5” x 5” piece. Adhere to the layout.
  6. Frame your photo. I used Kraft paper as my inside frame (size: 4.25” x 6.25”) and Garden Shed as the outer layer (size: 4.5” x 6.5”). Set aside.
  7. Adhere “You and Me” frame to the upper right corner of the page.
  8. Adhere your photo Matt with 4×6 Photo to layout.
  9. Embellish!
    1. apply WRMK: Harvest Embossing Stickers (some using pop adhesive for dimension).
    2. I adhered wood veneer hearts that I covered with Tim Holtz Distress Stains and Stickles.
    3. I stamped on Kraft Paper with Technique Tuesday stamps. Using various inks and Gold Embossing Powder.
    4. Prima Flowers
    5. Splattered Mister Huey’s Spray (Gold)
    6. Washi tape and ribbon
    7. Finally, I adhered my title “You and Me” to the lower left corner of my photo.

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Frame: Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

Supplies:

WRMK: Harvest Paper               Rusty Drawer (Frame Base)

Country Plaid

Maple Leaf

WRMK: Harvest (Embossed Stickers)

American Crafts: Kraft Cardstock

Tim Holtz: Distress Ink (Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Walnut Stain)

American Crafts: This to that Tab Adhesive Circles

Tim Holtz: Distress Glitter (Antique Linen)

Silhouette Die Cuts:                   3 Fall Leaves (Lori Whitlock)

3d Bracket Shaped Frame (Lori Whitlock)

Water Bottle

Instructions:

  1. Cut frame from Silhouette cut file 3d Bracket Shaped Frame (I did not resize). Top of frame I cut from Rusty Drawer, backside of frame Kraft Paper.
  2. Assemble Frame per directions on Lori Whitlock’s youtube site (Adhere photo during this step).
  3. Next, I placed 4 – 6” x 6” pieces of paper on a Silhouette cutting mat (Kraft Paper, Country Plaid and two sections of the Maple Leaf.) In the Silhouette Studio program arrange 3 Fall Leaves die cut file in various sizes. Cut these out.
  4. Kraft Paper Leaves:
    1. To add character to the kraft leaves, I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks. Using a non-stick craft mat, I rubbed and gently pressed Tim Holtz Distress Ink in the Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint and Walnut Stain. I then sprayed with water and using the end of a paint brush I swirled the ink together slightly.
    2. I then swiped the Kraft leaves through the ink.
    3. To make them drive faster, I hit them with my heat gun.
    4. Crinkle or use an embossing folder to add texture.
    5. Ink the edges with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain.
    6. Layer leaves onto frame and mix in the WRMK Embossed Stickers.
    7. Adhere the “Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice” phrase with dimensional adhesive.

Thanksgiving Layout Inspiration by Kelsey Brown

Thanksgiving is one week away, which is exciting unless you are in charge of making the turkey dinner. We thought we would share a little Thanksgiving Inspiration before so you can have your camera ready to take some awesome shots to highlight your day. Guest Designer Kelsey Brown created a seasonal layout to share with us today.

I am so excited to be guesting here at We R Memory keepers! I love this new harvest collection and I could not wait to get started on my Thanksgiving page.

I always have to have a plan so I used my Photoshop skills and designed the entire the layout on my laptop before I even made a cut.

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I was able use this design sketch to precisely cut everything out before I glued it down. It made it super easy to just glue it all down in a jiffy.

As you can see there is a slight change from the original design, but it all worked out in the end.

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Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers Harvest Collection, Sew Easy floss (brown)

Albums Made Easy Inspiration

Greetings from Las Vegas! I am super excited to be guest blogging for We R Memory Keepers today.  My name is Cathy and I am the blogger behind Inside The Crafter’s Studio. I got to play around with the Harvest collection today for my trip to the Grand Canyon. If you follow me on Instagram (cathy_vee), you would know that I love to alter cards. These fall cards were so perfect to alter, and I really loved the square pockets!

 

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The left side of the layout consist of six 4×6 slots. These Albums Made Easy are pretty much my more popular choice for the landscape photos.

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In the first spot, I took 2 cards from Harvest. I cut the “I Love Fall” strip out of the card, then cut another strip and flipped it over (the yellow chevron) and layered both on top of the teal-ish wood grain card. I embellished with navy alphas my title.

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For the “crazy” photo, I took a 2 inch circle punch, and I punched out the 3×4 journal card.

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For the square photos, I cut a 1×4 inch strip and adhered it to one of the sides of the photos. I added the coordinating cream-colored alphas and a wood veneer to keep the photo interesting.

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The “Pure Bliss” card is also an altered card. I grabbed the cream journal card, and took the “Pure Bliss” card and cut out the words and adhered them to the top and bottom of the card.

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Don’t be afraid to alter photos. I don’t suggest altering photos that are originals, but since these are all digital in my laptop – I didn’t mind altering them to make them more interesting! I added some enamel dots in the corner. I use the “three” rule – only 3 pieces of objects for a bundle in the corner.

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In the Harvest collection, there was also die-cut journal cards. I took 2 “family cards” and I pasted the navy blue side underneath the “FAMILY” cut out to show the word. Then I cut the card and adhered it right on the photo.

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Another great way to alter a photo, is to make photo corners. I cut the corner pieces first, then I adhered it to the actual corner of the photo. Then I rounded off the corners with my We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper.

I also love the Simply Happy collection. I absolutely loved the complimentary colors and it was perfect to document my niece’s trip to Las Vegas to see her favorite aunt – me!!

I had a lot of photos, so I needed to use pockets that allowed me to put more photos without sacrificing too much journaling – because I think journaling is just as important as the photos. I used the pockets that were perfect for six 4×4 photos with four journal cards, and also the more “traditional” six 4×6 pockets.

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Let’s take a look at the left side. This is basically four 4×6 trimmed down to 4×4, three filler cards, and three journal cards.

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Since I didn’t have 4×4 cards lying around, I used the 4×6 pad and trimmed down the journal card. I am a FAN of altering cards to my liking!

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I like to use those excessive alphas that are lying around – these are the perfect sizes to journal with.

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I used a 4×6 and trimmed down a banner, then added the title.

I hope that had inspired you to create an awesome Fall layout! Its been pretty tough for me to think of Fall now when its only 85 degrees in Las Vegas!

Cathy

Mini Thankful Craft

We all have things we are thankful for and what better way to teach our kids to remember this. Creating a cute memento that you can look back and share over the years is simple. I have made this project many times in mini album form so I thought what a cute way to keep my children’s thoughts on what they are thankful for. It is made with a manila folder so it has pockets that you can insert removable tags for them to write each day what they are thankful for.

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Products used:

WRMK Harvest Patterned Papers

WRMK Harvest Textured Cardstock

WRMK Embossed Stickers

WRMK 2 Edged Punch Doily

WRMK Harvest Albums Made Easy Card Set

WRMK 6×6 Harvest Paper Pad

Paper Pumpkin Decor

A few years ago I made some 3D paper pumpkins for a fall centerpiece.  They’ve taken a beating, though they’ve been well-loved and enjoyed over the years.  So, I decided it was time to do a re-make!  I used yellow, tan, and brown papers from the Harvest collection to create these paper pumpkins that will sit on our table as a fall centerpiece.

If you’d like to make some for yourself, here’s how:

1. Using the magnetic circle cutter, cut twelve 4 inch circles, twelve 5 inch circles, and twelve 6 inch circles from paper in various shade of yellow, tan, or brown.

2. Fold the circles in half, right sides together, then adhere wrong sides together to form 3D fold out spheres.

3. Trim a little bit off the bottom of the circles so they’ll sit flat.

4. Add a stem, some vines, and leaves to embellish the top of the pumpkins.  Cut a 12×1/4 inch strip of green textured cardstock, some maple leaves, and a 2×6 inch strip of brown textured cardstock for each pumpkin.

5. Curl the vine by wrapping the green strip around a pencil or pen.  Create the stem by spritzing the brown paper with water and then twisting and crumpling it into a stem shape.  Add all the embellishments with a hot glue gun.

These pumpkins are great fall table or mantel decor, and you can even involve your kids or grandkids in making them!  Designer tip: try using your favorite Mini 8 Punch to create some 6 inch pumpkins!

~Aly

Supplies used:

Harvest Paper Pack

Magnetic Circle Cutter

Leaf Punches Die

Evolution and Genius Platform


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