Make Halloween Treat Bags with the Mini Evolution

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with a Halloween treat project. I love making Halloween treats, but time is always of the essence. So, using a few We R Memory Keepers tools, I was able to put together some really fun treats in no time flat! Plus, I can always get the helpers around the house to put these together, because the tools are that easy to use.

DIY Halloween Treat Bags with the Mini Evolution by Kimberly Crawford by We R Memory Keepers

After placing your desired treats in a small, plastic bag, seal the ends with the Fuse Tool.

DIY Halloween Treat Bags with the Mini Evolution by Kimberly Crawford by We R Memory Keepers

The Fuse Tool will seal the bag and hold all the treats inside. To use the Fuse Tool, begin by plugging it and giving it a few minutes to heat up.

Note: Put candy in the bag BEFORE sealing. Helpful hint. 😀

DIY Halloween Treat Bags with the Mini Evolution by Kimberly Crawford by We R Memory Keepers

When the tool is ready, place the Fuse Tool ruler over the end of the bag, making sure that the bag is flat and aligned. Follow the edge of the ruler, slowly, with the Fuse Tool. Be sure and place the bag on a heat-resistant surface before sealing it closed. The tip of the Fuse Tool gets very hot, so use caution.

DIY Halloween Treat Bags with the Mini Evolution by Kimberly Crawford by We R Memory Keepers

Once the bags are sealed, it is time to create the toppers. Trim these adorable patterned papers from DCWV down to size. By scoring the paper in the middle, it creates a topper that covers both front and back.

Mini Evolution, Embossing Folders and Embossing Tape by We R Memory Keepers

To create the tricks and treats tape, take out the We R Memory Keepers Mini Evolution, Label Tape, and a Label Embossing folder. The Label Tape is sticky once the backing is removed, making it the perfect sticker for the treat bags.

Mini Evolution, Embossing Folder and Embossing Tape by We R Memory Keepers

Pass the tape, inside of the embossing folder, through the We R Memory Keepers Mini Evolution. When embossing with folders, use the two clear plates. Also be sure to have the Label Tape color facing up to get the cool embossed look.

Mini Clear Cut Star Punch by We R Memory Keepers

For a little more color on the treat bags, add some stars punched from paper with a Clear Cut Punch-Mini.

DIY Halloween Treat Bags with the Mini Evolution by Kimberly Crawford by We R Memory Keepers

After assembling the toppers, adhere them to the bags. One line of tape on the inside-back, and one line of tape on the inside-front keeps the bags secure.

DIY Halloween Treat Bags with the Mini Evolution by Kimberly Crawford by We R Memory KeepersDIY Halloween Treat Bags with the Mini Evolution by Kimberly Crawford by We R Memory Keepers

What kind of treats do you like to make for Halloween?

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

DCWV:

  • Happy Halloween 12×12 Stack

American Crafts

  • Sticky Thumb-Adhesive Runner

 

DIY Framed Home Decor

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with a lovely photo frame perfect for this time of year! Believe it or not, but I made this project with a very small set of We R Memory Keepers tools. Which goes to show you just how powerful and helpful We R tools can be!

DIY Framed Home Decor with the Mini Precision Press and the Mini Evolution by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I have always loved the phrase; the best is yet to come. With all the alphabet stamps I seem to have accumulated over the years, I thought, why not mix and match the letters and make my own custom panel?

DIY Framed Home Decor with the Mini Precision Press and the Mini Evolution by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

See, I knew I could make it all the stamped letters line up perfectly with the We R Memory Keepers Mini Precision Press. Love the confidence you can have going in to a project with great tools!

DIY Framed Home Decor with the Mini Precision Press and the Mini Evolution by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To highlight the words “best” and “come,” I used block letter stamps. To line the spacing between the letters up precisely, I placed my letter stamps down on my panel of patterned paper and then picked the stamps up all at once by placing the We R Memory Keepers Mini Precision Press plate over the top. Each and every time I stamp the word now, everything will stay exactly where I want it! (Might be a good time to consider making a bunch of cards with this phrase, as long as I have the words lined up…)

DIY Framed Home Decor with the Mini Precision Press and the Mini Evolution by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

After placing my phrase inside a frame with a few layers of beautiful patterned papers, I knew the project needed some dimension. Looking around my desk, I noticed a simple set of circle dies sitting next to my We R Memory Keepers Mini Evolution. Let me share my fun party trick with you and show you how to create 3D flowers and leaves from a simple circle!

DIY Framed Home Decor with the Mini Precision Press and the Mini Evolution by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

After die cutting my circle, I cut into the circle in a spiral towards the center. You can round off the harsh corner with your scissors to make a smoother flower.

DIY Framed Home Decor with the Mini Precision Press and the Mini Evolution by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Begin rolling the paper from the outside towards the center. I find that to get a tighter roll, using the end of one of my stylus tools assists greatly.

DIY Framed Home Decor with the Mini Precision Press and the Mini Evolution by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Once the paper is rolled, allow the edges to be free to open into a flower shape. Apply a glue to the bottom of the flower and hold in place for a minute or two until the glue sets.

DIY Framed Home Decor with the Mini Precision Press and the Mini Evolution by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Second part of my trick? Use the same circle die to create leaves!

DIY Framed Home Decor with the Mini Precision Press and the Mini Evolution by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Cut a piece of patterned paper with the circle die. Mix up the sizes for fun variety in the leaves. Then place the die over half of the circle and pass it through your We R Memory Keepers Mini Evolution again.

Also, use a bit of tape to hold the die in place. Otherwise it may slip during cutting and turn out not the way you expected.

DIY Framed Home Decor with the Mini Precision Press and the Mini Evolution by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Voila! A leaf! Go ahead and bend the leaf in the center to add dimension. Or, add ink along the edges.

DIY Framed Home Decor with the Mini Precision Press and the Mini Evolution by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

What favorite quote would you create with your We R Memory Keepers Precision Press? And are you going to try out my party trick for flowers and leaves?

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

  • Precision Press
  • Mini Evolution
  • Trim & Score Board

DCWV:

  • Subtle & Sophisticated Premium Stack

 

 

Paper Flower Canvas with the Mini Evolution

Hey We R friends, Laura here today! Mother’s Day is right around the corner. I love to make something special when I can because I think handmade gifts are so special. Today, I am going to share with you how to create this Mother’s Day paper flower canvas. You can personalize it to your mom’s liking by choosing her favorite color flowers.

Paper Flower Canvas with the Mini Evolution by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

The Mini Evolution is the perfect little tool for creating small embellishments like paper flowers and leaves. I am using the Vicki Boutin stamps and die sets, but any flower and leaf die would work great for this project!

Use the Mini Evolution to cut out your flower die cuts. I used textured shimmer cardstock, but you can use any color you like. Since I was using 12 x 12-inch paper, I cut it down to 3” wide before beginning so it would fit in the Mini Evolution.

Paper Flower Canvas with the Mini Evolution by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I was able to get six flowers out of each strip – two large, two medium, and two smalls.

Next, I used the Mini Evolution to die cut some leaf shapes. I used the embossing folder that came with the Mini Evolution. To me it looked a little like the veins you find on leaves. I left the smallest leaves plain as I planned on stamping them.

Paper Flower Canvas with the Mini Evolution by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Use your stamp pad and stamp the smallest flowers and leaves using black ink.

Paper Flower Canvas with the Mini Evolution by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I know there are special tools for rolling the edges of paper flowers, but personally I like to simply use a small diameter smooth pencil to curl mine. I curled the edges on both the medium and large flower die cuts.

Paper Flower Canvas with the Mini Evolution by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I assembled the flowers by using adhesive and foam dots to create a three-layer flower.

Paper Flower Canvas with the Mini Evolution by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

To attach everything to the canvas I used sticky red tape. It is stronger than regular adhesive, so the flowers won’t fall off. You could also attach the flowers to the canvas using hot glue.

You could personalize this canvas even further to make it extra special for your mom. You can paint the background, add the word Mom with paper or iron-on, or add some gold glitter to the edges.

Paper Flower Canvas with the Mini Evolution by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Do you like to make handmade gifts for Mother’s Day?

Supplies

Mini Evolution

Cardstock

Stamp and Die Set

Black Ink

Acrylic Block

Red Tape

 

DIY Gift Wrap with the Mini Evolution

Hello WRMK fans!  I’m Rebecca and I’m happy to be here with you today!  I do a lot of die cutting when I’m crafting.  I also have a very small workspace so I don’t have room to keep a large cutting machine on my desk; I have to lug it out for each and every craft session.  Admittedly, it makes me not even want to bother sometimes.  That’s why I was so excited to start using the Mini Evolution from We R Memory Keepers.  It’s small enough to keep out, and it comes with all kinds of fun things to whip up some cute and quick projects–read on!

DIY Gift Wrap with the Mini Evolution by Rebcca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Gift Wrap with the Mini Evolution by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

The Mini Evolution comes with 8 stitched circle dies nested together, as well as 2 embossing folders; one is polka dots and the other is a herringbone-type design.  The plates are included to make the proper “sandwiches” for cutting or embossing, and there’s even a pack of 50 white and cream cardstock sheets that are already cut down to the perfect size for this machine!  When I set out to decorate a birthday gift box duo for a friend, the ME was the tool I went to to create the tags.

DIY Gift Wrap with the Mini Evolution by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

With papers by Heidi Swapp and Pebbles, I made 2 gift boxes with the 1-2-3 Punchboard.  The floral print size is 4″ x 4″ and the navy-blue pattern is 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4.”  After assembling the boxes, I die cut a bunch of circles from the white and cream stock, some patterned paper, and even some vellum.  The machine and included tools cut and embossed all of them with ease.

DIY Gift Wrap with the Mini Evolution by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

For the plain paper and vellum, I used the embossing folders to dress them up and add texture.

DIY Gift Wrap with the Mini Evolution by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I also used a sentiment die I already had to cut out “happy” and “birthday” after stamping them.  The Mini cut them just perfectly, and due to the size of the dies I used, it was so convenient not having to use my bigger cutting machine on such small dies.  It’s such a time-saver!

DIY Gift Wrap with the Mini Evolution by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

After arranging all of my circles to my liking, I punched 1/8″ holes in them with my Crop-a-Dile, then strung them onto each box with white twine.

DIY Gift Wrap with the Mini Evolution by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

*Tip:  To get the ‘fanned’ look of the circles, I punched most of the holes off-center.  If I wanted the tag to peek out from the right, I punched the hole on the left, and vice versa.

DIY Gift Wrap with the Mini Evolution by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I also made a couple of tassels for each package with thread and the Tassel Loom, which I strung on under the top-most tags.  The final touch is a string of navy-blue sequin trim.

DIY Gift Wrap with the Mini Evolution by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

You might be surprised by how much you can do with the Mini Evolution, and its size, for me, is the best thing about it.  I’m excited to have a quick go-to machine I can leave out on my small workspace.  It comes with a set of great dies and embossing folders, and also works with the wafer-thin dies I already own.  Die cutting projects just got a little less time consuming for me–and that is always a great thing!

Supplies:

Mini Evolution Machine and Tools

1-2-3 Punchboard

Tassel Loom

Crop-a-Dile

 

 

Creativation 2019 New Releases

It’s that time of year again friends! The Creativation trade show begins tomorrow in sunny Phoeninx, AZ and we couldn’t be more excited! Today we’re sharing the new releases that will be featured in our booth at the show, and that you can look forward to seeing in stores and online over the next several months. Let’s get started!

Foil Quill

Create beautiful foil projects with your own electronic cutting machine and the Foil Quill by We R Memory Keepers! Simply insert one of the Foil Quill tips into your cutting machine, choose a design, and let your machine do the work!We R Memory Keepers Foil QuillWe R Memory Keepers Foil Quill

Attachments are available for most popular diecutting machines, and foil sheets come in a wide variety of colors and sizes to fit your style. We’ve even put our favorite designs from some of our best collections on design drives so you can easily add fun shapes and phrases to any project. Check out the Foil Quill in action below!


Washi Tape Runner

Easily apply your favorite washi tape to your craft projects with the new Washi Tape Runner! Washi rolls are easy to insert and remove. Fits rolls from 1-1.25 inches in diameter and has a retractable blade for easy cutting.

We R Memory Keepers Washi Tape Runner

We R Memory Keepers Washi Tape Runner

We’re also releasing several new patterns of washi tape for use with the Washi Runner. Check out how cute they are! Shipping to retailers in Feb 2019.

New We R Memory Keepers Washi Tape for use with the Washi Tape Runner

Mini Evolution

Cutting and embossing just got a little easier with the Mini Evolution! It’s perfect for on-the-go crafting and for small craft spaces. Add custom shapes and texture to your project without the cost of larger machines. Shipping to retailers in Feb 2019.

Mini Bloom Storage

For the love of all things mini, introducing the new Mini Bloom Storage! Easily expand all 11 compartments with a single twist so you can view all your goodies at one time.

We R Memory Keepers Mini Bloom Storage

It’s ideal for limited desk space. Size when open: 12 x 12 x 4 inches; size when closed: 7.5 x 7.5 x 4 inches. Starts shipping to retailers in March 2019.

We R Memory Keepers Mini Bloom Storage

Mini Laser Square

The Mini Laser Square is perfect for small scale projects and for crafting on-the-go! The sliding laser guide makes aligning stamps, handwriting, and embellishments quick and easy. It’s perfect for card making, hand lettering, and so much more. The working space is 6 x 6.5 inches, it has measurements in inches and metric, and is battery operated. Starts shipping to retailers in March of 2019.

Mini Laser Square

A La Cart

This sturdy metal cart with durable multidirectional wheels has three shelves for convenient storage, and is available in two different colors–Burnt Ash and Emerald Green. It’s perfect for craft supplies, kitchenware, tools, office supplies, gardening supplies and so much more!

We R Memory Keepers A La Cart

Customize your cart to fit your needs with our line of A La Cart accessories sold separately. From pockets, to hooks, to bins, to dividers and more, we’ve got everything you need to keep your craft (and other) supplies organized and easily accessible. Shipping to retailers in the spring of 2019.

Plastic Storage

Introducing four new storage solutions for your craft room: Craft Caddy, 3-Tier Snap Box, Divider Box, & Craft Tool Box. Clear plastic storage makes it easy to find what you’re looking for. Keep your craft embellishments, office supplies, or other small items secure and safe in our new Plastic Storage. Starts shipping in the summer of 2019.

Spin It

Make your own customized tumblers at home with the Spin It tool and accessories! Easily personalize tumblers, cups, and more! Rotating arm allows for evenly dried coats
of epoxy. Adjustable motor speed, and adjustable grip fits most cup diameters. Coming to US retailers in the fall of 2019.

We R Memory Keepers Spin It Tumbler Maker

We R Memory Keepers Spin It Tumbler Maker

Phew! That’s a lot of exciting new releases to look forward to! Thanks for stopping by for the exciting announcement. Be sure to share the news with your crafty friends. Which new release are you most looking forward to?