Holiday Advent Calendar

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with a simple, lovely, and super fun project! When it’s time to start filling the holiday countdown calendar, I always include a Bible verse for the day, a small treat, an everyone so often, a gift. The gift might be a book, a fun pen or pencil, and on the last day, a special ornament. I have a small calendar in a box, but it is not big enough. So, as I looked at the We R Memory Keepers Gift Box Punch Board and the gorgeous papers from DCWV, I got an idea. An idea to create small boxes for each of the days!

Holiday Advent Calendar by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

In the DCWV Frosty Holiday 6×6 Mat Stack are some gorgeous papers! I chose a glittered paper and a holographic printed paper. Perfect for adding a little sparkle! Using the We R Memory Keepers Gift Box Punch Board, I quickly created small and large boxes. The smaller boxes are made from a 6×6 inch piece of paper, and the larger one from a 12×12 inch piece. The instructions for creating the boxes are printed right on the punch board-love that!

Holiday Advent Calendar by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Seriously, it took me about 5 minutes to assemble these boxes. Choosing a paper took longer! Making a bunch of these will be a breeze!

Holiday Advent Calendar by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

After assembling the boxes, I decided to add numbers to each box. I used the Mini Alphabet Punch Board and the same papers to add numbers.

Holiday Advent Calendar by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I love this idea, it’s a lovely project, that is handmade. And with the awesome tools from We R Memory Keepers, you will still have time to enjoy the holidays with your family, the most important part!

Here is a list of treat ideas for your own holiday countdown calendar:

  • Pack of gum
  • Cool pen/pencil/erasers
  • Patch to be sewn or glued to a jacket or backpack
  • Book
  • Gift card
  • Small toys-Slinky, Yo-Yo, Mini Etch-a-Sketch
  • Lego Minifigures
  • Earrings or a bracelet
  • Hair binders/clips/barrettes
  • Travel sized lotions/body washes
  • Ornament

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers

  • Gift Box Punch Board
  • Mini Alphabet Punch Board

DCWV:

  • Christmas Flip/Side 12×12 Cardstock
  • Frosty Holiday Mat Stack 6×6

Thanksgiving Garland

Hello crafty people! Soraya here to share with you some garland inspiration for your Thanksgiving celebration using two of the new We R Memory Keepers releases: the Square Punch Board and the Tear Guides! Those tools are fantastic, you will love them!

Thanksgiving Banner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

To make this banner, I chose a seasonal color combo: orange, green and kraft! First of all, I used the Mini Alphabet Punch Board to create the word THANKFUL. Each letter has to be made from a 1.5 x 2.5 inch rectangle so I moved the guides to the right dimensions on the Square Punch board and made all my little cards like this! So easy!

Mini Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Square Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Square Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Mini Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Now that the letters are done, let’s go ahead and make the garland! I wanted to add some texture like lace and burlap. I also wanted to create lots of fringe: the Tear Guides were perfect for this! Thanks to the water pen I could easily moisten the cardstock before tearing it. This is how I was able to create the fringe.

Tear Guides by We R Memory Keepers

Tear Guides by We R Memory Keepers

Tear Guides by We R Memory Keepers

Let’s assemble the banner now! First, fold all the stripes in two and use the crop-a-dile to make a hole on the top of them.

Crop-A-Dile by We R Memory Keepers

Then, make other stripes with lace and burlap and repeat the hole process before passing them all on a twine:

Thanksgiving Banner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Time to decorate! I used the gorgeous and oh so cute diecuts from the fall collection by our sister brand, Pebbles.

Thanksgiving Banner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Thanksgiving Banner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

And voilà! The Thanksgiving banner is ready to decorate your wall!

Thanksgiving Banner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Thanksgiving Banner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Thanksgiving Banner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Hope you had fun joining me today. Happy Thanksgiving to you all and until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Square Punch Board
Tear Guides
Bazzill Cardstock
Mini Alphabet Punch Board
Diecuts by Pebbles
Lace, burlap and twine

Halloween Banner

Hey there We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here, to share a fun Halloween banner that I created using two of my favorite We R Memory Keepers tools. I love the Banner Punch board and the Mini Alphabet Punch Board. Both of these tools make creating holiday banners so much easier.
Banner Punch Board Halloween Banner by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
I started by cutting the basic banner shapes from the Bootiful Night 6×6 paper pad. I love creating banners with 6×6 paper pads. In a 6×6 paper pad the scale of the patterns is slightly smaller so they’re perfect for smaller projects.
Banner Punch Board Halloween Banner by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Banner Punch Board Halloween Banner by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
This Halloween banner has four banner pieces. I wanted to spell the word “boo” and then have one banner piece at the end for a little more decoration. The letters for this banner are cut from white cardstock using the mini alphabet punch board.
Banner Punch Board Halloween Banner by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
These two tools are the perfect tools to use together to create a banner. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays so I’ve been looking forward to putting this banner together. I can’t wait to hang this banner on my mantle during October. Having the Banner Punch Board and the Mini Alphabet Punch Board on hand made creating this banner so easy and so much fun.
Banner Punch Board Halloween Banner by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
What are you waiting for? Grab a Banner Punch Board and a Mini Alphabet Punch Board and create your own Halloween banner. Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. Happy creating my friends!
Supplies:

School Sports Layout

Hello and welcome, Chantalle with you today!

My DS is such a keen little athlete. For a couple of years he chased a blue ribbon in the sprints but it was just out of his reach. I remember vividly, the pride my husband and I felt when he finally made his dream a reality and won first place. His little face just beamed! He’d worked so hard for it and it meant so much to him.

He has gone on to defend his title as overall fastest in the school for three years in a row – Bringing home more blue ribbons than he could ever imagine! It’s such a joy to see him achieve his dreams, and as his primary school years draw to a close, we look forward to seeing him reach further (and faster) for new stars in high school.

School Sports Layout by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

On this layout, I have used a few of his actual ribbons as embellishments. I was inspired by the blue tones, which are a perfect match to his school sports colours. I went with various shades of blue, keeping the palette minimal, as there are quite a few different elements together on this page.

School Sports Layout by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

The background pattern has been created using some royal blue foil and my Heatwave Tool.

School Sports Layout by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

I selected several sheets of blue foil from the pack of Heatwave mixed colours. I think in total for a length of 12 inches down, I used 4 sheets of foil, underneath a Heatwave ‘Sans Serif’ stencil. TIP: For best results in the Heatwave pen, I would recommend new (or fully recharged) batteries.

Once I had completed my foiling, I added a little splash of some Navy Heidi Swapp Color Shine here and there.

School Sports Layout by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

The ribbons have been pinned directly onto the cardstock or photos – no need for double sided tape!

School Sports Layout by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

The title is very simple, just emphasizing the win!

School Sports Layout by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

I created the number 1 with my Alphabet Punch Board and the letters ‘S’ and T’ with my Mini Alphabet Punch Board. It’s great fun combining letters and numbers from both size boards to add a bit of playfulness to your projects. I’ve chosen to use a gold foil finish for the title, to match the printing on the ribbons.

School Sports Layout by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

Further little embellishments are these cute cameras, hand cut from a sheet of Amy Tangerine On a Whim 12×12 Super Shot. I used my Crop a Dile to pop a quick hole into them and then set a silver eyelet into the hole.

School Sports Layout by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

The eyelet gives the impression that there is a lens on the camera, which I think is pretty cute.

School Sports Layout by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

A few other elements used on this page are some clear stickers with gold foil detail from a pack of Amy Tangerine On a Whim Sticker Book, some Heidi Swapp Chipboard stars as well as some Heidi Swapp acrylic stars (both of which I have been hoarding in my stash for a few years!)

I also used my Typecast Typewriter to add a date to the page. I love how quick and easy it is to use my typewriter to add personalized phrases, dates or journaling to my projects, which I have attached to the back of the layout.

School Sports Layout by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

I love how this layout captures not only a wonderful milestone but also shows off some of hard earned ribbons! Much better than put away in a cupboard somewhere.

School Sports Layout by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

I hope this idea inspires you to use some of the school items you might have tucked away on your next project.

Thank you for stopping by the blog today!

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Alphabet Punch Board

3.5” Metallic Pad

Heatwave Tool

Heatwave Foil Pack

Heatwave Stencil Sans Serif

Heidi Swapp Acrylic Stars

Heidi Swapp Chipboard Stars

Honey I’m Home Accent Stickers

Crop a Dile

Typecast Typewriter

Typecast Stickers

Amy Tangerine On a Whim Sticker Book

Amy Tangerine On a Whim 12×12 Super Shot

Bazzill cardstock Black

Bazzill Cardstock Classic Blue

Backpack Charms with the Photo Sleeve Fuse

 Hey there We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here. Sadly, summer is winding down which means the first day of school is right around the corner. While I hate to see Summer come to an end. I LOVE back to school time. I love the beginning of a new school year with a new schedule, new supplies, and a new routine. As a mom of three, it’s also a busy time of year. This year, I’ve made it a point to prepare early! I’ve even finished school shopping for one of my kids! I’ve also started on some crafty school projects too. I love it when I can use my crafty supplies to create fun things for my kids.

Photo Sleeve Fuse Backpack Charms by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

These adorable backpack charms are SO easy to make with a few tools from We R Memory Keepers. I put my Photo Sleeve Fuse tool, the Mini Alphabet Punch Board and my trusty old Crop-a-dile to work when I created these charms.

Photo Sleeve Fuse Backpack Charms by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

The charms are made out of Fuse Instax waterfall sleeves. I did trim them down slightly after I fused the edges closed.

Photo Sleeve Fuse Backpack Charms by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Each charm has a small piece of patterned paper, a few stickers, sequins, and my child’s initials cut out of patterned paper with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board.

The patterned paper and stickers that I used for this project are from the Lovely Day collection by American Crafts and Dear Lizzy. I love how the layered stickers look in those cute little shaker pockets.

Photo Sleeve Fuse Backpack Charms by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

I chose to punch holes in the corner of the backpack charms with the small punch on the crop-a-dile so that none of the sequins would fall out of the punched hole.

I can’t wait to tie these little charms onto my kids backpacks as they head out the door to start a brand new school year. I’m curious, what crafty back to school projects do you have planned. I’d love to hear about them!

Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’ll see you again soon.

 

Supplies:

Instax Waterfall Sleeves
Crop-a-dile
Mini Alphabet Punch Board
Photo Sleeve Fuse

Favorite Colors Project Roundup

Hello and Happy Friday friends! This week our team has shared projects inspired by some of their favorite colors. Did you notice a theme? Our designers all love gold and either teal or mint! We’re kind of partial to teal too. 😉

Color schemes are a great starting point for a project, and a perfect source for inspiration. Today we thought it would be fun to share some past blog projects that were inspired by a particular color scheme to help jumpstart your creativity.

We R Inspired by Colors

Pink and Gold Gift Wrap

Monochromatic color schemes can be so beautiful when done right. We love the various intensities of pink, complemented by the shimmery gold embossed paper in this lovely gift wrap project. That rich embossed texture is easy to achieve with the Evolution Advanced and Next Level Embossing Folders. Stunning! CLICK HERE for more gorgeous pink projects and details.

Swim Team Party Decor

School or team colors are a perfect source of inspiration if you’re throwing a party with a sports or graduation theme. This swim team party decor started with the team colors, and we just love how it turned out. The DIY Party Collection, Alphabet Punch Board, and Banner Punch Board made everything come together in a snap. So much fun! You can find more photos and instructions for this project HERE.



Mint, Gold, and Black Card

This beautiful card is another example of using a monochromatic color scheme. These colors, along with some other vibrant hues, are found in our older Urban Chic Collection. We love the grounding black color along with the other neutral, gold. Gorgeous! CLICK HERE for more photos and details about this project.


Olympics-Inspired Mini Album

This unique sports-themed mini album was inspired by the Olympic rings and colors. The circular pages are attached using the Crop-A-Dile II, and the colorful embellishments are from our older Flower Girl Collection. You can find more photos and details about this project on our blog HERE.



Colorful Scrapbook Page

This scrapbook layout was also made with our older Urban Chic Collection, but is basically limited to the aqua, black, white, and pink from the color scheme. Those colors complement each other perfectly! Remember, you don’t have to use all of the colors and patterns in a paper collection. CLICK HERE for more photos and details about this layout on our blog.


Thanks for joining us today. We hope you’ve found some colorful inspiration. Have a wonderful and crafty weekend friends! We’ll see you next week.

Beach Project Roundup

Hello We R fans, and Happy Friday! It’s been hot, hot, hot here in Utah, and the triple digit temps have got us daydreaming about the beach!

We R Memory Keepers Beach Project Collage

So, we’re getting the weekend started off with a fun roundup of beach themed projects to share with you. From cards, to mini albums, to decor and more, we’ve got you covered when it comes to sun & sand creativity!

Sun & Sand Shaker Card

Add some texture and a fun interactive element to your beach themed card with a sand shaker pocket made using the Photo Sleeve Fuse. CLICK HERE for full instructions on our blog.

Sun & Sand Shaker Card featuring the Photo Sleeve Fuse

Beach Themed Layout

Create the illusion of waves on your beach themed layout using the Evolution Advanced and Wave Next Level Embossing Folders. You can find more photos and details about this pretty scrapbook page HERE on our blog.

Beach Themed Layout by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Beach Ball Garland

If you’re hosting a luau or beach themed party, create the perfect decor with the DIY Party Globe Punch and Light Strand collection! You can find a step-by-step tutorial on our blog HERE.

Beach Ball Garland by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Summer Wave Shaker Card

The Photo Sleeve Fuse strikes again! Create the perfect crafty waves for your paper craft project with the Fuse tool, FUSEables papers and some ocean colored sequins. CLICK HERE for instructions for this fun project.

Summer Waves Shaker Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Beach Vacation Mini Album

Preserve those precious memories from your trip to the beach with a DIY mini album made with the Cinch binding tool and the Mini Alphabet Punch Board. To see the inside of this darling album, CLICK HERE.

Beach Mini Album by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for joining us today for our beach project roundup! We hope you’ve found some inspiration for your summer crafting. Have a great weekend!

Patriotic Banner with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Hey there We R Memory Keeper friends and fans, Becki here, to share a really fun, really easy patriotic banner with the mini alphabet punch board. True confession time, this is the first time I’ve played with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board. I can honestly say that I had so much fun playing with it and that it wasn’t nearly as confusing as I thought it would be. I dug into my stash of patterned papers and embellishments to find some red, white, and blue supplies. I found the “America the Beautiful” collection from Pebbles. Of course, this is the perfect collection for this project.
Patriotic Banner featuring the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
The “USA” letters are the first thing I cut out with the dark wood grain patterned paper. It only takes a few minutes to punch/cut each letter. Then, I cut the banner shapes with the Banner Punch Board (one of my favorite tools). Each banner piece is 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. The banner punch board makes cutting out pieces for a banner a breeze!
Patriotic Banner featuring the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Patriotic Banner featuring the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Patriotic Banner featuring the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

After cutting all the pieces out, I was ready to assemble the banner. I used pop dots to adhere the letters and some of the stickers to the banner pieces. Each banner piece is a little bit different. The banner is put together with a thin piece of rope. The knot at either end of the banner not only keeps the banner pieces from falling off but it adds a fun textural element to the finished banner.

Patriotic Banner featuring the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

I’d love to hear about what patriotic home decor you’re creating this Summer season. Now, you can create your own patriotic banner with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board. Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. Have a happy Summer!

Supplies:

Mini Alphabet Punch Board
Banner Punch Board

Father’s Day Scrapbook Layout

Hello We R Memory Keepers fans! Soraya here with you today to share a masculine and shiny layout to celebrate all the best dads in the world!

Father's Day Scrapbook Layout by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers
To make this layout, I used different techniques such as screen print, gold foil, watercolor, mixed media lettering and a cool frame design made with the awesome Frame Punch Board that I love!

First of all I cut all the papers with the Supreme Ruler and its metal edge for accurate cutting. This tool is fantastic and so easy to work with!

Supreme Ruler by We R Memory Keepers

On a white cardstock I applied some blue navy Art Screen Ink  and with a scraper I put it all over this beautiful floral Art Screen by Heidi  Swapp. Look at this fine and perfect pattern! Then I used the Minc Machine to add some gold foil. The result is absolutely amazing!

Art Screen, Ink and Minc Foiling Machine by Heidi Swapp

Art Screen, Ink and Minc Foiling Machine by Heidi Swapp

Art Screen, Ink and Minc Foiling Machine by Heidi Swapp

Art Screen, Ink and Minc Foiling Machine by Heidi Swapp

For the design of my layout, I played with the Frame Punch Board and made several different sizes and styles of frame to showcase the photo and the gold floral screen as well!  Some mint watercolor came to give more dimension and softness to the screen!

Frame Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Frame Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Father's Day Scrapbook Layout by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Let’s have fun with some mixed media now! The Mini Alphabet Punch Board helped me creating the title, and for this I used the App on my phone. This is so cool! It’s like I’ll be able to take my tool away with me everywhere now, haha! Once done, I put some gesso on them and dried them with a heat gun.

 

Mini Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Mini Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Let’s go back to gold now with this fun technique using double sided tape and foil flakes! How cool is that? This is perfect to give extra accents to the frames!

Father's Day Scrapbook Layout by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Father's Day Scrapbook Layout by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Father's Day Scrapbook Layout by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers
Time to decorate the layout with buttons, resin flowers, stickers… and of course a touch of mint thread with this gorgeous Stitch Happy multimedia thread! And voilà! A beautiful and masculine layout for the best dad!

Father's Day Scrapbook Layout by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Father's Day Scrapbook Layout by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Father's Day Scrapbook Layout by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Father's Day Scrapbook Layout by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Father's Day Scrapbook Layout by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers
I hope you had fun joining me today and I hope you’ll be inspired by all those techniques. Can’t wait to see what you’ll create for this special day ! Happy creating everyone and have a nice week !

 

Soraya

 

Supplies :

Supreme Ruler

Frame Punch Board

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Minc Machine

Papers are from Heidi Swapp and Pink Paislee

Heidi Swapp Art Screen Kit

Heidi Swapp Floral Art Screen

Heidi Swapp gold foil and gold flakes

Embellishments are from Heidi Swapp and Crate Paper

Stitch Happy mint thread

Monthly Planner Dashboard

Hello, We R readers, Laura here! Today, I have a fun monthly planner dashboard to share with you. I am a little planner obsessed. I have had a lot of planners over the years in many different styles. When I heard about the Planner Punch Board coming out, I was super excited! It is so convenient to have one tool to punch pages for all my different planners.

Monthly Planner Dashboard by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I have a Heidi Swapp memory planner that I use for recording daily gratitudes and little memories from our day. My main planner is a workhorse and doesn’t leave much room for any memory keeping, so it has been fun to add to this separate one. The colors are fairly neutral, so I like to add pops of color into my planner when I can.


I started by using a pretty pink patterned paper from the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams paper pad. I cut it to fit in my planner. Then, I used the planner punch board to punch the perfect holes on my page. My exact Heidi Swapp planner was not listed in the instructions. But the holes for the small size were the same. So instead of lining my paper up at the guide, I centered my paper on the punch board. I love how versatile this punch board is.

Planner Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

I found a pretty yellow floral paper in the small paper pad. I cut the paper to size and used my mini alphabet punch board to spell out the word “May”. To create the letter M you actually attach two letter N’s together with adhesive.

Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

I attached the letters to the background page using my staple board. I used the large staples. The staple board has a magnetic guide which allows you to staple anywhere on your page.

Staple Board by We R Memory Keepers

Then, I found a little calendar page in the small paper pad. I cut out the May calendar and attached it to my dashboard with the medium size pink staples.

Monthly Planner Dashboard by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

To add a little something extra to it, I added some gold Thickers with the numbers 05 for the month of May.

Monthly Planner Dashboard by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Monthly Planner Dashboard by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Now, I have a pretty dashboard every time I open my planner. How do you like to decorate your planner?

Monthly Planner Dashboard by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies:

 

Planner Punch Board

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Magnetic Staple Board

Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams Paper Pad, 6 x 6

Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams Paper Pad, 12 x 12

Gold Thickers

Heidi Swapp Memory Planner