Googly Eye Halloween Party Favors with the Circle Spin & Trim

Hello and Happy Friday crafty friends! It’s Aly with you today closing off our Halloween Treat Container Week with a fun and easy idea for making Googly Eye Treat Pockets with the Circle Spin & Trim and the Journal Guide.

Googly Eye Party Favors with the Circle Spin and Trim by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

These DIY Halloween Party Favors are perfect for handing out to trick or treaters, for a class party, or for teachers, friends, and neighbors.

Googly Eye Party with the Circle Spin and Trim by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

You can even include them as part of a Googly Eye Halloween Party! Googly eyes are easy to find in crafts stores, but why not make your own? They’re cheaper that way, and you can totally customize them to fit your project.

Googly Eye Party with the Circle Spin and Trim by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

To make these Halloween Party Favors, start by trimming black solid or semi-patterned paper to 4×6 inches. I used plain black Bazzill Cardstock and some black and white papers from the DCWV Okey Dokey 12×12 Stack. Then follow the Journal Guide instructions to make a photo pocket. Tip: be sure to use strong adhesive to hold your pocket securely together.

We R Memory Keepers Journal Guide

Next, cut several 1-2 inch circles using the Circle Spin & Trim from solid white cardstock. If you’re throwing a Googly Eye Party, cut some larger white circle for bigger eyes.

We R Memory Keepers Circle Spin and Trim

Type up a “punny” sentiment or quote on lavendar cardstock with the Typecast Typewriter, and punch them out with the Clear Cut Tag Punch. Punch a hole in the end for tying.

We R Memory Keepers Typecast and Clear Cut Circle Punch

To make your Googly Eyes, add black enamel dots or small paper circles to the center of the white circles. Vary the placement of the black circles to make the eyes appear to be looking different directions.

Googly Eye Party Favors with the Circle Spin and Trim by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Tie the tag around the top of the treat pockets with black twine. You can add a little adhesive to hold them in place if you’d like.

Googly Eye Party Favors with the Circle Spin and Trim by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Googly Eye Party Favors with the Circle Spin and Trim by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Once your treat pockets are ready, slide in a small individually wrapped piece of candy or chocolate, and watch your recipients smile when you hand them out!

Googly Eye Party Favors with the Circle Spin and Trim by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Googly Eye Party Favors with the Circle Spin and Trim by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Googly Eye Party Favors with the Circle Spin and Trim by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a happy and crafty weekend, and we’ll see you back here next week.

Supplies:

Circle Spin & Trim
Journal Guide
Clear Cut Tag Punch
Typecast Typewriter
Trim and Score Board
DCWV Okey Dokey 12×12 Stack

 

October New Releases: Part 2

Hello friends! Today is our favorite kind of day because we get to share some exciting new releases with you. We’re extra excited about this new collection because it spans across several of our sister brands at American Crafts, and is a fabulous way to plan, organize, preserve memories, and document moments. Introducing the new Journal Studio Tools and Storage!

We R Memory Keepers Journal Studio Tools and Storage

Write it, plan it, and make it happen with the Journal Studio by We R Memory Keepers! With a wide variety of tools and punches, Journal Studio has something for everyone.

Journal Studio Tools and Storage by We R Memory Keepers

Chic, felt pouches organize stamps, pens, and embellishments, perfect for on-the-go journaling.

Journal Studio Tools and Storage by We R Memory Keepers

Unique tools and punches like the Reflection Tracer, Journal Guide, and Mini Trimmer customize your pages and make journaling easier than ever. So whatever the plan, the dream, or the goal, get there with Journal Studio.

Pocket Punch Board

The Pocket Punch Board creates picture-perfect pockets for your journals and planners. Punch out pockets with your favorite patterned papers and customize with washi tape, glitter, and markers. This Punch Board creates over 100 pocket sizes in flap or notch styles.

Pocket Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Pocket Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Book Binding Guide

The Book Binding Guide has everything you need to make custom journals and planners possible. Create Saddle, Japanese, and Coptic bound books in no time. This package includes one Book Binding Guide.

Book Binding Guide by We R Memory Keepers

Book Binding Guide by We R Memory Keepers

Mini Paper Trimmer

The Mini Paper Trimmer is the perfect tool for making quick, small cuts. It’s perfect for on-the-go crafting and journaling, and is just the right size for backpacks, craft bags, and purses. This package includes one Mini Paper Trimmer.

Mini Paper Trimmer by We R Memory Keepers

Reflection Tracer

The Reflection Tracer is a must-have tool for tracing images straight from your phone! Special materials reflect images from your phone onto your journal for easing tracing and perfect lines. And it all comes in a chic, grey felt case for on-the-go journaling.

Reflection Tracer by We R Memory Keepers

Reflection Tracer by We R Memory Keepers

Interchangeable Stamps

This self-inking stamp is just the thing to take your planner goals above and beyond. It’s interchangeable stamps are perfect for marking important dates, trips, and goals, and small enough for on-the-go journaling. Handy tweezers included.

Interchangeable Stamps by We R Memory Keepers

Magnetic Alphabet Stencils

Get straight lines and custom phrases with these magnetic alphabet stencils! Choose letters to make lists, words, and keys, place them in the stencil holder, and trace away! Included are 26 letter stencils, one stencil holder, and one grey felt carrying case.

Magnetic Alphabet Stencils by We R Memory Keepers

Magnetic Symbol Stencils

Get straight lines and custom embellishments with these magnetic symbol stencils! Choose icons to make lists, words, and keys, place them in the stencil holder, and trace away! Included are 26 icon stencils, one stencil holder, and one grey felt carrying case.

Magnetic Symbol Stencils by We R Memory Keepers

Felt Travel Workspace

Journal anywhere and everywhere with this travel-sized workspace! Simply unfold the felt workspace and start creating. It features a photo pocket, removeable workspace, journal holders, a removable clipboard, tool holders, and a tool pocket.

Felt Travel Workspace by We R Memory KeepersFelt Travel Workspace by We R Memory Keepers

Felt Snap Pocket

Chic, felt pockets are the perfect place to store all your favorite pens, pencils, scissors, markers and more.

Felt Snap Pocket by We R Memory Keepers

Felt Zip Pocket

Chic, felt pockets are the perfect place to store all your favorite pens, pencils, scissors, markers and more.

Felt Zip Pocket by We R Memory Keepers

Washi Tape Keychain

This Washi Tape Keychain is a must-have on-the-go organizer for any journal keeper. Store your favorite washi tape on the spool and small embellishments in the pocket! Clip it to any journal for easy travel.

Washi Tape Keychain by We R Memory KeepersWashi Tape Keychain by We R Memory Keepers

Embellishment Organizer

Organize and store your favorite small embellishments for planner, journals, and more with this embellishment organizer! Keep stickers, scraps, sequins, and more in this convenient carrier.

Embellishment Organizer

The All-In-One Journal Guide was released in August, and is also part of this exciting Journal Studio collection.

Journal Guide by We R Memory Keepers

Whew! That’s a lot of awesome new releases! These new releases will start shipping to retailers at the end of October, so watch for them in stores and online near the end of November, or early December.

Make a Planner Spread with the Journal Guide

Hello everyone and welcome to the We R blog! It’s Eva Pizarro here today sharing a Planner Spread using my new Journal Guide tool.

Planner Spread with the Journal Guide by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

 

If you are a Planner Lover then this little tool is about to become your best friend! You can make check boxes, bullets, banners, use it as a ruler and create the most stunning goal trackers thanks to its unique rotating guide.

I am a simple planner kind of girl, so I used the Journal Guide on my daily spreads to add check boxes and create banners to highlight the most important events of the week.

Planner Spread with the Journal Guide by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

 

The check boxes are always a must on my spreads and I love that I can make 3 or 6 check boxes and they are always perfectly aligned.

I also used the circle guide to create a small circle on each corner on my Planner to add the current week

Planner Spread with the Journal Guide by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Another tool that is ideal for your planner is the Word Punch Board. Most of the time I use it to add a main event or a sentiment like I did on this particular spread.

Planner Spread with the Journal Guide and Word Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

On the back of each month I created a Goal Tracker with my goals for the month. Last month my goals were to become more healthy and this month I am focusing on my spirituality.

I used the circle guide feature to add 3 concentric circles. It is super simple: just put your pen on one of the guides and rotate it!

Planner Spread with the Journal Guide by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I divided my circles on 30 sections (one for each day) and added a legend on the bottom. The Journal Guide has a rounded angle and a banner section so you can create the round boxes and the banner too!

Planner Spread with the Journal Guide by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

One of the things I love the most is that is very portable and fits inside my tiny planner. I usually leave it on the back next to my Heidi Swapp Stickers (You can remove the pages from the sticker pad and add them into your planner!)

Planner Spread with the Journal Guide by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Are you a Planner Girl? What would you use the Journal Guide for?

Planner Spread with the Journal Guide by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a great week!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Word Punch Board
Journal Guide

DIY Planner/Journal Clips

Hi all!  Rebecca with you today, back for my second We R post.  I’m giving you a peek into my Inspiration journal today, which is what I use to keep track of my “current favorites,” whether they be colors, tools, supplies, or just about anything else I use in paper crafting.

DIY Planner Clip by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

The main tool I used today was the Journal Guide, and I used it both on and ‘off’ the pages!  It’s a handy tool for drawing circles, banners, and lists right on your pages, but you can also use it for creating pockets, which is what I did.  Then I took those pockets and turned them into clips, allowing me to move them around, add to them, and remove them from the book for easier note-taking.

DIY Planner Clip by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

It’s really easy to create the pockets.  I used Amy Tangerine patterned papers trimmed down to 5” W x 3” H, and 5” W x 4” H. Then you simply fold them around the long end of the Guide and tape closed.  To seal the bottom of the pocket, fold a portion of the bottom edge up and tape again.

DIY Planner Clip by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I added some simple embellishments using the Journal Guide.  This time I used the pointed arrow stencils to create banners out of paper scraps—even glitter paper!  I chose how long I wanted them to be, traced them out, and cut.  I used the WRMK Trim and Score Board to cut the straight edge lines and trimmed the others with my Crafter’s Small Precision Scissors.  It was pretty easy, too!

DIY Planner Clip by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

After adhering the banners to the front of my smaller pocket, I turned it over and glued a paper clip to the back.  (But not before I added a lavender tassel to the clip!  I made this in less than 2 minutes using the Tassel Loom, and it’s such a cute addition to my pocket clip!)

DIY Planner Clip by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

You can choose the placement that works best for you for your paperclip; I wanted this pocket to go on the right-hand pages of my journal.

DIY Planner Clip by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

The large journal pocket is also clipped on; however, I chose not to glue the paperclip to this one.  Instead, I used it as the paperclip is intended, securing it to the page by sliding the clip down the backside of the pocket.  It works either way, but it means I can change it out easier if I want to switch colors or patterned papers.

DIY Planner Clip by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory KeepersDIY Planner Clip by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Inside the pockets are samples of trims I use frequently on projects—thread, tulle, and seam binding.  I put them on white cards and (to me) it’s aesthetically appealing—the different textures, order, and soft hues.  The colors were guided by the design on my journal pages and it’s a palette I’ve wanted to work with for several months.  With my cute pocket clips, I can keep these tactile bits on hand and get them out when I’m in need of inspiration.

DIY Planner Clip by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory KeepersDIY Planner Clip by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I used the Journal Guide again to make some short lists so I don’t forget what I want to do with these trims and to keep a few notes on the colors.  I can go back later and add my favorite embroidery floss color numbers, seam binding names, thread spool skews, etc.

We R Memory Keepers Journal GuideDIY Planner Clip by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Just for fun, I made one last clip with the Guide.  I created a long banner with glitter and patterned papers, tracing them using the bracket stencils again.  I spelled ‘TRIMS’ with the Word Punch Board and after adhering the papers together, I affixed them to another paper clip and attached it to my journal spread.

DIY Planner Clip by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory KeepersDIY Planner Clip by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory KeepersWe R Memory Keepers Word Punch Board

The Journal Guide came in so handy for this project and having these clip-on pockets that can easily be moved around is a must for the convenience factor.  I can’t wait to refer back to these pages again and again when I need color inspiration or a reminder about different trims and finishes to use.  I’ll definitely be making more pockets and pages like this for other color palettes, too!  What fun things would you put in YOUR pocket clips?

DIY Planner Clip by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies:

Journal Guide
Tassel Loom
Word Punch Board
Trim and Score Board
Crafter’s Small Precision Scissors

August New Releases!

Hi there We R fans! We hope your Monday is going well so far. Today we’ve got no less than 11 new releases to announce, and we can’t wait to share them with you. Are you ready? Let’s do this!

August 2018 New Releases from We R Memory KeepersAugust 2018 New Releases from We R Memory Keepers

Ultimate Tool Kit

This bundle of essential craft supplies includes a Trim & Score Board, 12 inch Cutting Mat, 12 inch Magnetic Ruler, Craft Knife, Sticky Piercer, Paper Scissors, Precision Scissors, Mini Rotary Cutter, Large Bone Folder, and a Large Tape Runner, all kitted together at a great value. Their modern look will keep your workspace looking clean. This is a great starter kit for beginners or for pro crafters refreshing their tools. The Ultimate Tool Kit starts shipping to retailers today, so watch for it in stores and online in the next few weeks.

Ultimate Tool Kit by We R Memory Keepers

Emoji Punch Board

Introducing the Emoji Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers! Choose and create your own custom emojis with five different punches on the same board. Decorate planners, calendars, cards, gifts, tags, scrapbook pages and more. Comes with 30 pieces of pre cut paper perfectly sized for the Emoji Punch Board. It starts shipping to retailers on August 6, 2018.

Emoji Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Label It Label Maker

The Label IT Label Maker by We R Memory Keepers is the must-have machine for getting seriously organized. These handheld label makers churn out labels perfectly sized for offices, classrooms, craft rooms, and even for decoration! Add labels to file folders, boxes of old photos, home decor projects, planners, scrapbook pages — the possibilities are endless. And with accessories like font wheels, label holders, and a wide variety of colored tape rolls, your projects will be organized, clean and clutter-free in no time! The Label It starts shipping to retailers in September 2018.

Label It Label Maker by We R Memory Keepers

 

Bow Loom

Easily create perfect bows in multiple styles and sizes in minutes with the new Bow Loom! Use with twine, yarn, and ribbon. Create bows with multiple loops or single loops, with tails of any length. It starts shipping to retailers on August 6, 2018.

Bow Loom by We R Memory Keepers

Tassel Loom

Easily make decorative tassels for any craft project with the Tassel Loom. It’s adjustable to make 2, 4, or 6 inch tassels. Use any material including ribbon, yarn, and embroidery thread. The innovative foldable design makes for easy storage and on-the-go crafting. It starts shipping to retailers on August 6, 2018.

Tassel Loom by We R Memory Keepers

Jumbo Pom Pom Maker

Easily create pom poms up to 5 inches in diameter with the Jumbo Pom Pom Maker! Make them in any color or material–yarn, twine, ribbon, etc. It’s perfect for clothing, home decor, craft projects, and more! The Jumbo Pom Pom Maker is the largest on the market. It starts shipping to retailers on August 6, 2018.

Jumbo Pom Pom Maker by We R Memory Keepers

Journal Guide

The new Journal Guide is for travel journals, bullet journals, planners, and more! Make check lists with the circle, square, and line guides. Use the rotating guide to create perfect circles. Add sections to make goal trackers and logs. Add banners to your planner
with the ruler and the right angle guides.

Journal Guide by We R Memory Keepers

Circle Spin & Trim

Cut perfect circles every time with the new Circle Spin & Trim! Circle sizes range from 1 inch to 8 inches. The new base and hinge design results in even easier cuts with no cutting mat required. The inner circle rotates 360 degrees, both clockwise and counterclockwise. The rotating handle makes cutting effortless. Includes 2 blades with built in blade storage. The Circle Spin & Trim starts shipping to retailers in September 2018.

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Clean Up Roller

Clean up glitter, embossing powder, and other small scraps from hard surfaces in minutes! Easily refresh stickiness and clean the tool by rinsing in water. Fold for easy storage.

Clean Up Roller by We R Memory Keepers

Planner Punch Board Bundle

Includes alignment base and 14 punches in one box. Works with all popular planners on the market. Punches include standard, disc, and spiral. Punches are interchangeable for easy customization. Punches lock together for storage when not in use. Easy reference chart and instructions are included.

Planner Punch Board Bundle by We R Memory Keepers

Mini Layer Guides

Create perfect layers on your small scale projects, such as cards, tags, banners, mini albums, journals and more. Metal reinforced edges for accurate cutting. Catch-lip system requires no measuring. 8 different sizes.

Mini Layer Guides by We R Memory Keepers

Whew! That’s a lot of fun new releases to look forward to. Watch for them in stores and online near the end of August.