Throwback Thursday: Trolls Birthday Party Decor

Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here! I’m lucky to be auntie to a pretty awesome niece who just had a birthday. Her party theme? Trolls! Of course, I had to contribute to her mama’s party décor:

Trolls Birthday Party Decor by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers featuring the DIY Party Board

First, I made party hats inspired by the character of Poppy. I started by using the We R Memory Keepers DIY Party Board to make hats out of pink cardstock. Next, I put double-sided tape inside the bottom of the hat, then stuck several strips of 6” wide glitter tulle to the tape. I pulled the tulle up around the hat and secured it with a ribbon sealed with the We R Memory Keepers Ribbon Cutter. To give the hats that extra “Poppy” touch, I hand cut her signature felt flowers to adorn each one.

Trolls Birthday Party Decor by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers featuring the DIY Party Board

Second, I made party blowers, again with the DIY Party Board. I used a rainbow of cardstock colors and embellished each one with another cartoony felt flower. Tip: After you’ve used the (not custom and not nearly as cute) blowers from the party store, save the blower pieces and toss the paper cones. You can glue in your own cones later!

Trolls Birthday Party Decor by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers featuring the DIY Party Board

You can’t have a birthday without banners and garlands! I made my niece a banner featuring her name with the Alphabet Punch Board. Bazzill foil cardstock made it shiny like the hats. I strung it with the same tulle I used on the hats and embellished with more Poppy-style flowers.

Trolls Birthday Party Decor by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers featuring the DIY Party Board

I also used the Banner Punch Board and the DIY Party Paper Punch: Garland to create a couple more garlands in colored cardstock. Altogether, and combined with the party décor my sister purchased in the Trolls theme, my niece had a colorful, fun, and unique party!

Trolls Birthday Party Decor by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers featuring the DIY Party Board

I love having so many easy to use and handy tools within reach to create custom party décor. How about you? Happy creating!

Supplies Used:

DIY Party Board

Alphabet Punch Board


DIY Party Paper Punch: Garland

Banner Punch Board

Believe Holiday Banner

Hello and good morning, We R Memory Keeper’s readers! Laura here with a fun, festive holiday banner to help you believe in the magic of the season. I love creating banners for each and every holiday. Using the alphabet punch board makes it really easy to create a word banner in just minutes.


I started by trimming my textured red cardstock to 3 inches by 5 inches.


I created each letter of the word ‘BELIEVE’ using the alphabet punch board and the easy to follow instruction guide. I love how simple it is to use the alphabet punch board.


To make the letters more festive, I used the holiday font punch on each letter. The guides marked on the punch make it easy to line up the punch perfectly with each letter.


I used the DIY Party garland punch to create red and white circles to go on either end of my banner. I made a total of five circles for each end of the banner. You could easily add more if you needed a longer banner for your decorating.


So the background wouldn’t show through on my letters, I trimmed plain white cardstock to fit behind each one where I had used the holiday font punch. Now, no matter where I hang it, you won’t see anything through the letters.


To connect the banner together, I used the link punch to create slits in each side of the letters. I punched white links to connect each letter together. Since the letter L and I were so far apart, I used two links, instead of just one, and connected them with a brad.



The punched out letters remind me of the part in the movie, Polar Express, where the conductor punches each person’s ticket with his hole punch. And since I chose the word believe, I think it seemed very fitting.






Alphabet Punch Board

Holiday Font Punch

DIY Party Garland Punch

Link Punch

Red Cardstock

White Cardstock


Beautiful Memories Mini Album

Hello We R fans! Chantalle here–thank you for stopping by. Today I would like to show you a holiday album I created using a bright mix of papers and embellishments, all pulled together (excuse the pun!) with the DIY Party Link Punch. I kept a few mementos from our summer holiday last year which came in handy as a starting point for this project. The little card they supplied our hotel room keys in makes up the one side of this album which opens up to reveal a pull-out photo chain.


Cutting a strip of Crush, Young Love to the same height as the card and then a full 12 inches long, I folded in the right hand side to create a gate fold. To keep the album closed, I’ve popped an Oh Goodie Starburst closure onto some foam tape and then run some of the white twine that comes with the closure packaging around the outside of the album and up through the holes in the closure to tie shut.


Some pretty butterflies from the new Flower Girl collection added a touch of the outdoors and summer softness to this project. Let’s take a look inside…


The inside left side has a summer message embossed into some coral cardstock. I still can’t believe how easy the Evolution Advanced is to work with. No more straining on a cutting machine handle! In the centre I’ve used a card from the Flower Girl card & frame kit to add some handwritten journalling. I’ve deliberately added removable photo over the top so I don’t have to see too much of my mediocre handwriting!


The linked album pulls up and to the left or right to reveal series of shots from our time away. I created this pull out by first cutting 8 circles on various shades of cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo.


I then used the DIY Party Link Punch to punch through some narrow holes/openings in the circles. I’ve done one on each side of the circle so they will look even when pulled open. TIP: Be sure to align the edge of your paper only near the small opening part of the punch. If you push the paper in too far it gets a little nip from the link part. Once you have punched the holes in your circles, you can then create the links in matching paper. Tip: Use a sturdy paper for the links so they stand the test of time.


Next, I folded up my circles and adhered the last one to the base of the album.


The photo lifts up to recall some info about our stay.


I arranged my circles in a spectrum. All the colours of happiness!


This is what the opposite side of the circles look like. I’ve given them a textured effect with an Evolution advanced embossing folder. It could sort of pass as water so I thought it would work. It also looks better than just plain cardstock.



The last tile on the inside was this photo of Erin waiting for me in the water. I’ve used one of the pre-cut acrylic squares in the Flower Girl Card & Frame kit and used it to draw attention to the centre of the image.



A view from the top… chock-full of beautiful holiday memories.


Thank you for joining me today.

Happy crafting!





Evolution Advanced
DIY Party Link Punch
Amy Tangerine Embossing Strips
Next Level embossing folder ‘woodgrain’
Crush, Young Love 12×12
Oh Goodie Starburst Closures
Oh Goodie Shaped Paperclips
Flower Girl Ephemera
Flower Girl Card & Frame Kit
Flower Girl Stickers
Flower Girl Wood Veneer
Honey I’m Home ephemera
Bazzill cardstock

Hanging Garland

Hello We R fans! Aly Dosdall here with you today sharing an easy hanging garland I created for my craft space using the fab new Alphabet Punch Board and Link Punch. We’ve all seen plenty of horizontal banners and garlands using this tool, but I thought it would be fun to try a vertical or hanging garland. There’s limited wall space in my craft room, so using a vertical option saves on space and is something a bit different than your typical garland.

Hanging Garland by Aly Dosdall

I used papers and ephemera bits from the new Honey I’m Home collection. I just love the light bulb garland paper in this collection, and I knew I wanted to use it in some type of decor in my craft space. I love the idea of using the light bulbs together with the word “create”, since creativity is all about sharing and expressing ideas.

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After punching out my letters by following the easy-to-read instruction booklet, I linked them together vertically using the Link Punch. This punch has guides in the base which make it really easy to line up letters of all shapes so you can punch your slits in just the right spot.

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I linked some of the letters once, and some twice depending on their shape so they would hang nice and straight.

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The letters that show the wood grain pattern side of my paper needed a little something extra, so I added a few pieces of ephemera from the collection to embellish them.

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The images in this collection are perfect for a “create” garland–don’t you think? I love all the cooking, sewing, and home decor graphics!

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I have to admit I’ve been having so much fun playing around with the Alphabet Punch Board. This tool is ideal for so many fun projects!

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I kind of want to add letters to everything now. =) How would you use this fabulous new tool?



Alphabet Punch Board
Link Punch
Honey I’m Home Paper
Honey I’m Home Ephemera Bits
Banner Punch Board



New Release | Alphabet Punch Board

We’re taking a little break from Ruler Studio Week to share something super fun today!


There’s been a lot of excitement and buzz about the newest member of our Punch Board family, the Alphabet Punch Board! Today we’re thrilled to share more details about this awesome new tool, plus a video demo so you can see just how easy it is to create letters for your paper craft projects using this new punch board.

WR_Alphabet Punch Board

The Alphabet Punch Board creates 3×5 inch letters and numbers using various combinations of cuts and punches. Use your own choice of paper, or choose from several pre-cut 3×5 paper pads sold separately.

WR_Alphabet Punch Board-paper pads

Easily create any letter or number for scrapbook pages, cards, posters, garlands, bulletin boards, display boards, school projects. and more! Check out how easy it is to make letters and numbers with the new Alphabet Punch Board in this demo video.

Plus, use our new Link Punch to quickly and easily link letters (or other paper shapes) together to form garlands, banners, and decor for any occasion.

WR_Link Punch


WR_Link Punch Photo Garland

The Alphabet Punch Board is now available to all retailers internationally, and exclusively at HSN in the U.S. until Feb 24th when it will be available to all retailers in the U.S. as well. Watch for some project inspiration from our design team, plus a giveaway here on the blog in the next few weeks!

Come back tomorrow, and the rest of the week, for more Ruler Studio inspiration!