Mother’s Day Gift Boxes

Hey there, We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here to share with you a set of 3 Mother’s Day pillow boxes that I created with the Pillow Box Punch Board and the DIY Party Tag Punch.
Mother's Day Gift Boxes by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
I’m hanging my head in shame as I admit that this is the first time I’ve used my Pillow Box Punch Board. Honestly, I have no idea why it took me so long to play with this awesome tool. It’s been in my office for a while now, I don’t know why I haven’t played with it but I’m glad that I had a chance to play with it for this project.

Mother's Day Gift Boxes by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Whenever Mother’s Day rolls around we always have a gift for all of the moms in our life. Usually these are small gifts such as jewelry, gift cards, fancy chocolates, or even a small gift that the kids have made at school. Each year, I throw the gifts in a small gift bag or envelope on the evening before Mother’s Day and call it good. This year, I thought I would plan ahead and create little pillow boxes for our Mother’s Day gifts.

Mother's Day Gift Boxes by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
All you need to create these gorgeous Mother’s Day Pillow Boxes is a Pillow Punch Board, the Tag Punch, patterned paper, ribbon, a few small wooden clothespins and a few letter stickers. The instructions that come with (and printed on the punch board) make these pillow boxes come together in minutes. When I had the pillow boxes complete I added just a little bit of embellishment with the tag punch, some fussy cut butterflies, and a few letter stickers.

Mother's Day Gift Boxes by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
I created three one inch tags using patterned paper that coordinated with the papers I chose for the pillow boxes. After I finished the tags and the pillow boxes, I tied each pillow box with ribbon. I simply attached the tag to the pillow box with a white clothes pin.


See, easy peasy! I love how these pillow boxes turned out and you all know that I LOVE the tag punch. The Pillow Box Punch Board is now among my favorite tools. Now that I’ve played with the Pillow Box Punch board, I know I’ll be reaching for it again, and again.

Mother's Day Gift Boxes by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’ll see you again soon.

Supplies:

Pillow Box Punch Board
DIY Party Tag Punch
Chasing Dreams collection by Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper

Throwback Thursday: Interactive Mother’s Day Card

Happy Thursday friends! We hope you’re enjoying the beautiful Mother’s Day projects from our design team this week. Today we thought it would be fun to throw it back to a favorite Mother’s Day blog project from last year by design team member, Chantalle McDaniel. Check out her incredible interactive Mother’s Day Card, video included!

 

Hello We R fans and thank you for stopping in today. With a special day on the calendar fast approaching, I’d like to share a card that I created using the beautiful new Flower Girl collection. It would be perfect for your Mum or someone special you would like to show your appreciation to.

Interactive Mother's Day Card by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

While the idea for this card has been seen before (find a link to create your own here) the way in which you use your supplies and embellish it can make for a stunning and unique gift. I’ve used a combination of Bazzill cardstock for the base and the pretty floral prints of Flower Girl ‘Bouqet’ and ‘Rose Bud’ for the sleeve and inner tray lining.

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The inner tray and outer sleeve were created using my Envelope Punch board. Now, you might be thinking this is way too complex for you to give it a go, but I promise, it was surprisingly easy to put together.

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The little tray pulls out to reveal a pop up surprise. This effect is achieved by three small rows of folded cardstock which have been embellished using Flower Girl ephemera and stickers. I thought it would be a cute idea to add in some ’grass’ to compliment the flora and fauna. I used some DIY Party Fringe Tape in ‘Meadow’ and adhered a strip to the front of each row. I then used a very sharp pair of scissors to snip the squared off fringe in a haphazard fashion, creating the blades of grass.

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Towards the back of the tray there is enough to stash a small present like some chocolates, a gift card or a voucher. (You can adjust this area by spacing your rows a little further apart or closer together.)

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The sleeve can also be kept on the base, with the pop up elements on display in front. I’ve used a wreath shape ephemera on the top of the sleeve, along with two super cute pieces of Flower Girl wood veneer. The word ‘Mom’ was actually the word ‘moment’ from the Flower Girl accents sticker pack. I’ve snipped off the rest of the word and popped it on with a bit of foam tape.

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That cute spring is thanks to bits of acetate I’ve used to back the ephemera.

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Here’s a look at this fun interactive card in action:

I hope you will give this idea a go. It’s such fun to create and even more fun to receive!

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Happy crafting,

Chantalle

Supplies:

Envelope Punch board

Bazzill cardstock

Flower Girl 12×12:

‘Bouquet’

‘Rose Bud’

Flower Girl Ephemera

Flower Girl Wood Veneer Shapes

Flower Girl Puffy Stickers

Flower Girl Accent Stickers

DIY Party Fringe Tape in ‘Meadow’

Mother’s Day Photo Gift Idea

Hi! Welcome to the We R blog! It’s Eva Pizarro here showing you how to make a beautiful and quick Mother’s Day gift using the Photo Lights Collection.

Mother's Day Photo Lights Gift by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Ever since I had a son, my mom loves to receive pictures of her with her only grandson. The Photo Lights frame is a different approach to the classic photo frame, and I can assure you your mom is going to love it!

The first thing you need to do is print your picture on the backlit paper with an inkjet printer. You need to print it on the textured side. To figure out which one it is, I like to run my finger through the paper. If it doesn’t make a sound that’s the glossy side, if it does then that’s the textured side.

Mother's Day Photo Lights Gift by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Use the Photo Lights Rub-ons to embellish your picture. In each package you get 20 different designs in 3 colors: white, black and gold.

Mother's Day Photo Lights Gift by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

 

Place your photo inside the magnetic Photo Lights Frame. The picture is protected by a sturdy acrylic sheet and you can light the frame with AA batteries or plug it using a Micro USB cable.

Mother's Day Photo Lights Gift by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To embellish my gift I used the Magnolia Jane collection and my 1,2,3 Punch Board to make a large bow and a 3×4 envelope.

Mother's Day Photo Lights Gift by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I wrapped my frame with a strip of paper and used these beautiful clips to hold my card in place.

Mother's Day Photo Lights Gift by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I put my bow on top of my frame and closed my envelope with a clear sticker.

Mother's Day Photo Lights Gift by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

And this is how the frame looks once is lit! I think it is gorgeous during the day or the night, now I want to make one for myself!

Mother's Day Photo Lights Gift by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by the blog!

Eva

 

Supplies

PhotoLights Frame

PhotoLights Rub-ons

PhotoLights Backlit paper

1,2,3 Punch Board

Magnolia Jane Paper Pad

Magnolia Jane Clips

Magnolia Jane Stickers

Mother’s Day Brunch Decor

Hello again We R fans. Chantalle with you today – thank you for stopping by!

If you are thinking of treating a special Mother in your life to a picnic or outdoor activity, I’ve got some ideas that are quick to put together, which coordinate with some inexpensive store-bought items.

Mother's Day Brunch Decor by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

We all have a lot on our plates these days and I love an idea even more if it saves me a bit of time! Some fabulous graphic-printed picnic ware, spotted while out shopping, was the inspiration behind creating some custom table décor. I loved the colour combination and graphic pops of black. It’s these colours that I have run with and gone with a graphic feel for the items I created. Let’s take a closer look…

Mother's Day Brunch Decor by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

The little table centerpiece was created with some bbq staples – kebab sticks and a bit of foam, which I covered to match. I started off creating lots of super awesome little shapes, using my Trim & Score Board and my Triangle Score Guide. I’ve been busting to try this tool out for ages and now I had my chance! The basic principle behind every shape is simple scoring. At first, I was pretty intimidated, but once you get the initial scoring done, it’s just a matter of tracing your shape and cutting out with some scissors!

The instructions that come with the Triangle Score Guide are straightforward: Trim your paper to size, score vertically, then add the guide to your score board, then score again, creating angles, then flip the guide, rotate your paper and score one more time to product lots of triangles on your paper. You then not the shape you want to create, based on the size of paper you have, and cut out. Awesome!

Trim & Score Board and Triangle Score Guide by We R Memory Keepers

The shapes you create are great on their own on the table as décor, or you could string them along some sparkling thread for a great cake topper. So many possibilities!

Mother's Day Brunch Decor by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

When I was folding my shapes, I must have adhered two pieces in the wrong spot and accidentally came up with the shape below. It kinda looked like a wonky fortune cookie! It got me thinking that I could use it as a place card, so I embellished it with some yellow acrylic paint and added a splash of glitter paper. I really like American Crafts ‘Pow’ glitter paper as it runs through my Silhouette machine very well, it’s thin and doesn’t shed lots of glitter everywhere.

Mother's Day Brunch Decor by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

If Mum is going to be seated… surely she would need something to eat with? I saw this seriously cute cutlery bag idea on Pinterest and decided to make my own, using my Scalloped Goodie Bag Guide along with some Ombré Oh Goodie Glassine papers. I’ve chosen to work with the pink paper as it matched my paper plates and napkins.

Scallop Goodie Bag Guide by We R Memory Keepers

The scallop edge looked so pretty, I chose to keep it facing up instead of at the back of the bag. I’ve added some little On a Whim die cut shapes and tied it off with some silver twine.

Mother's Day Brunch Decor by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

Now, let’s treat Mum to a drink as sparkling as she is…

Customise some basic disposable drinkware with rubs-ons and stickers!

Mother's Day Brunch Decor by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

I’ve added a Vicki Boutin Rub-On to this clear champagne goblet, which turned out great! I love the subtle difference in the colour. I then added a Heidi Swapp sticker over the top and finished off with a few little enamel dots in coordinating shades. (This idea would also be great at a party to differentiate people‘s glasses.)

Mother's Day Brunch Decor by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

Does Mum prefer something a little warmer? How about a custom sleeve for her favourite brew?

Mother's Day Brunch Decor by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

I created this coffee cup using the 9 Oz. measurements on my DIY Party Board. Simply trim your paper to size as instructed, then cut at two intervals along the board. Presto!

It has been embellished with some more rub-ons – I couldn’t resist!! This time I’ve used some Photo Lights Rub-Ons. I love how easily these rub-ons transfer and that some are pretty big.

DIY Party Board by We R Memory Keepers

Confetti makes for a fun and festive way to add a little dazzle to any table. Create your own, super fast, with a DIY Party Confetti Punch. I love this tool! (It was also a great way to use up the scraps from creating my graphic shapes.) Punch some foiled paper for a metallic pop!

Mother's Day Brunch Decor by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

Mother's Day Brunch Decor by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

To all the Mothers out there, you are doing an amazing job!

 

Here’s to strong women.

May we know them.

May we be them.

May we raise them.

Mother's Day Brunch Decor by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

Enjoy your special day!

 

Chantalle

 

 

Materials Used:

DIY Party Confetti Punch

DIY Party Board

Scalloped Goodie Bag Guide

Oh Goodie Glassine ombré papers

Triangle Score Guide

Trim & Score Board

Photo Lights Rub-Ons

Bazzill Silver Foil cardstock

Bazzill Cardstock (assorted coordinating colours)

Amy Tangerine On a Whim, ‘Ray of Light’ 12×12

Vicki Boutin Rub-Ons

 

Mother’s Day Card with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Happy Monday friends, and welcome to Mother’s Day Week here on the blog! This week our design team has cooked up some fabulous project inspiration to show the mother, grandmother, or mother figure in your life just how special they are. Kimberly gets us started with a beautiful card she made with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board!

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Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here today with a special card for Mother’s Day. There is no doubt how special the word “mom” truly is. The word evokes the love we feel for our moms, or mom figures. And for those of us fortunate enough, we know how the name “mom” sounds when coming from our children. (Except maybe after they scream it ten thousand times in row. Wink, wink.)

Mother's Day Card with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To keep the focus on mom and the love we have for our moms, I used the We R Memory Keepers Mini Alphabet Punch Board to create the letters “M-O-M.”

Mother's Day Card with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

So often when I use this punch board, I use solid color paper. This time, I wanted to use the adorable, small heart patterned paper from Dear Lizzy’s Lovely Day.

Mini Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Turns out, the way you put the paper in matters! Be sure to note when you punch your letters, which way you need the pattern to appear. After making the first “m” incorrectly, I saw that I needed to turn the paper sideways.

Mother's Day Card with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To embellish the letters, I used a Font Punch. These clever punches create shapes to add to your letters.

Font Punch by We R Memory Keepers

I punched several leaves from green cardstock using the Font Punch Serif Punch-Elegant. It creates three different shapes with one punch. I chose to only use the leaves, as it worked into my flowery theme.

Mother's Day Card with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

On a couple of the leaves, I added Lovely Day Puffy Stickers with flowers. I also added the word love to my card. This embellishment from the Lovely Day Ephemera pack has rose gold foil on it, adding a special touch

Mother's Day Card with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

This card is larger than normal, as it is an A9 card. I see my mom on Mother’s Day, or send her a package, so slipping this large card into her gift is easy.

Have you started a card for your mom or mom figure yet?

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

American Crafts, Lovely Day:

Mother’s Day Mini Album

An early Happy Mother’s Day, moms and grandmas!  I have a sweet little tribute album and journal using the “Flower Girl” Collection and several tools from WeR Memory Keepers to share with you today.

Shellye McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers--Mothers Day Mini Album

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For the pages of the album I decided to use a couple of sizes of the envelope shape, so I grabbed the 1-2-3 Punch Board and a few of the patterned papers from the collection.

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For the front and back covers, I selected the 7X7 card size and proceeded to cut, score and assemble per the instructions on the punch board.  Note:  I left the TOP flap unscored on all of the pages.

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For the four inner pages, I selected the 6X6 card size.

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Next, I used the Cinch Book Binding Tool and activated the 3, 6 and 9 levers (this will allow punches at these areas only).  All of the inner pages were punched at this setting.

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Standard eyelets were placed in all of the punched holes and set with the Crop-A-Dile.

Moving on to the front/back covers, I went back and activated the levers 1-12 and punched the sides of the two envelopes.  The Gold 0.75” Cinch Wire was used to bind the front and back pages together.  I will show later on how I added the inner pages to the Cinch binding!

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Three one inch rings from my stash were used to clip the inner pages onto the coil binding of the front and back pages.  When the album is lying flat, it flips easily for viewing!

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To the pockets of the inner pages, I cut patterned paper to 5.5”W X 8.5”H for the two larger pockets and 4.5”W X 7.75”H for the four smaller pockets.  These are nice places to add journaling, extra photos or clip on different ephemera and keepsakes.  The pockets are also roomy enough to add extra tags or clippings to.

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From the “Flower Girl” Card & Frame Kit, I selected various acetate frames and attached them to the tops of the inner pocket inserts.  Again, I used the green eyelets and Crop-A-Dile for attaching.  Different veneer pieces, puffy stickers and die-cuts were added for decoration.

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Patterned papers were also cut to mat size and placed on the backs of the envelope pages.  These pages can accommodate a large 4X6 photo or a few smaller photos.

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I used some different American Crafts Thickers from my stash to add extra-large words, as well as texture to the front page and the little banner flags above.

You may also think of using this style/shape mini album to design a house or home theme!  With all of the pockets, it’s great for storing receipts, bills-to-pay, etc.  By using the Cinch system, you can create well-made and professional looking mini albums and organizers.  Mom would love to receive any type of these handmade gifts!

Products:

Flower Girl Collection-

662863 Sweets  Paper; 662864 Summer Night Paper; 662866 Petals Paper; 662867 Foliage Paper; 662868 Garden Path Paper; 662869 Flutter Paper; 662870 Rose Bud Paper; 662871 Terrace Paper; 662872 Finch Paper; 662873 Bouquet Paper; 662874 Bloom Paper; 662877 Puffy Stickers; 662878 Wood Veneers; 662881 Sticker Sheet; 662879 Ephemera ; 662880 Card & Frame Kit

Tools:

1-2-3 Punch Board
Cinch Book Binding Tool
Green Standard eyelets
Gold 0.75” Cinch Wire
Crop-A-Dile

Beautiful Moments Layout

Hello everyone, Wendy here today to share a layout (or two) I created with some Mommy selfies.  Every year for Mother’s Day, I take some of the selfies from the past year and make a layout as an overview of my life as a mother.  It is a page that brings me great joy and so I paired this year’s page with the new Flower Girl collection which has such fun colors and images!  What began as a single page turned into a 2-page layout (unheard of for me) because I was having so much fun creating.

Beautiful Moments by Wendy Antenucci

My first page began with the pink Beautiful Moment card which I paired with my favorite picture.  This is my “photo block” which is the basis for every layout I create.  From there I began to add in colors through my patterned papers and different embellishment choices.

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As I began to add in my embellishments, which I like to cluster, I chose to form a visual triangle out of my embellishments to help the viewers eyes move from the top of the layout to the bottom.  My main cluster around my photo also focused on colors I wanted to bring into the layout so that it would pop.

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Design Tip:  A fun place to journal can be created by using border stickers.  I tore my border into 3 pieces giving me a place to write my thoughts and some fun color in the white area of my layout.

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I don’t normally make 2 page layouts, but I still had more pictures I wanted to use and I was having such fun with the Flower Girl collection, so I continued on.  Since the 2nd page was an afterthought I chose to tie my pages together through color, embellishment choices, and I used lines created with patterned paper to imitate design elements on my first page.

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Here is one of my embellishment clusters I created on my 2nd page focusing on color and images to create a flow between the two pages.

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Design Tip:  Do 2 pagers seem daunting to tackle?  Create 2 separate pages and then tie them together through your photos/theme, color, design choices, product choices, or any other ways you can dream up.  By choosing a few ways to integrate items from each page you will have created a seamless 2 pager that can also stand alone.

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Being a Mommy is a lot of work, but it is worth it.  Make sure that you document yourself and the everyday because you are important!

Supplies:

Flower Girl

Garden Gate

Flower Girl Petals

Flower Girl Garden Path

Flower Girl Flutter

Flower Girl Rosebud

Flower Girl Terrace

Flower Girl Bouquet

Flower Girl Puffy Stickers

Flower Girl Wood Veneers

Flower Girl Sticker Sheet

Flower Girl Ephemera

Interactive Mother’s Day Card

Hello WeR fans and thank you for stopping in today. With a special day on the calendar fast approaching, I’d like to share a card that I created using the beautiful new Flower Girl collection. It would be perfect for your Mum or someone special you would like to show your appreciation to.

Interactive Mother's Day Card by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

While the idea for this card has been seen before (find a link to create your own here) the way in which you use your supplies and embellish it can make for a stunning and unique gift. I’ve used a combination of Bazzill cardstock for the base and the pretty floral prints of Flower Girl ‘Bouqet’ and ‘Rose Bud’ for the sleeve and inner tray lining.

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The inner tray and outer sleeve were created using my Envelope Punch board. Now, you might be thinking this is way too complex for you to give it a go, but I promise, it was surprisingly easy to put together.

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The little tray pulls out to reveal a pop up surprise. This effect is achieved by three small rows of folded cardstock which have been embellished using Flower Girl ephemera and stickers. I thought it would be a cute idea to add in some ’grass’ to compliment the flora and fauna. I used some DIY Party Fringe Tape in ‘Meadow’ and adhered a strip to the front of each row. I then used a very sharp pair of scissors to snip the squared off fringe in a haphazard fashion, creating the blades of grass.

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Towards the back of the tray there is enough to stash a small present like some chocolates, a gift card or a voucher. (You can adjust this area by spacing your rows a little further apart or closer together.)

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The sleeve can also be kept on the base, with the pop up elements on display in front. I’ve used a wreath shape ephemera on the top of the sleeve, along with two super cute pieces of Flower Girl wood veneer. The word ‘Mom’ was actually the word ‘moment’ from the Flower Girl accents sticker pack. I’ve snipped off the rest of the word and popped it on with a bit of foam tape.

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That cute spring is thanks to bits of acetate I’ve used to back the ephemera.

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Here’s a look at this fun interactive card in action:

I hope you will give this idea a go. It’s such fun to create and even more fun to receive!

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Happy crafting,

 

Chantalle

 

Supplies:

Envelope Punch board

Bazzill cardstock

Flower Girl 12×12:

‘Bouquet’

‘Rose Bud’

Flower Girl Ephemera

Flower Girl Wood Veneer Shapes

Flower Girl Puffy Stickers

Flower Girl Accent Stickers

DIY Party Fringe Tape in ‘Meadow’

DIY Mother’s Day Brooch

Hello We R friends! Mother’s Day is on Sunday, so this week our team has come up with some amazing projects celebrating moms and grandmas. You’re going to love their ideas, so be sure to visit each day this week. First up is Tessa with a sweet DIY brooch idea.

Hello, friends! Tessa Buys here with an easy project to celebrate all the women in your life this Mother’s Day! Inspired by the gorgeous Flower Girl collection by We R Memory Keepers, I made a flower brooch for one of my favorite girls:

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To make your own brooch, start by choosing your favorite Flower Girl papers and matching felt. Because felt is thicker than cardstock, it will help give your flower some volume and shape.

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Cut the paper and felt into several circles in three sizes. The largest circle here is 2.5 inches and the smallest circle is 1.5 inches. I used a circle die, but you could use a template and scissors or a punch. The number of circles you will need depends on how big you want your flower to be.

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Cut the circles in half to make your petals.

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To assemble the petals into a flower, start by rolling one of the smallest felt halves and securing with hot glue. Wrap that piece with another small felt half and secure with more glue. Repeat that process with a several small patterned paper halves. Continue wrapping and gluing with medium halves, and finish the flower with the largest halves. Tip: Before wrapping and gluing the patterned paper halves, curl the edges back with your fingers. You won’t be able to see the pattern on the back side and it gives the petals a more realistic look.

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Last, glue a brooch pin to the back of the flower, as well as a pair of felt leaves if you’d like.

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Wrap the brooch in a box with some pretty Flower Girl details and you have a pretty, unique and simple gift to give to a special woman in your life this Mother’s Day. Happy crafting!

Supplies Used:

Flower Girl Patterned Paper

Template Studio Centerpiece

Hello! Samantha here today with a Mother’s Day Template Studio centerpiece. Usually my parents come out for Mother’s Day, and we go out for brunch. This year my parents will be on vacation, so we’ll be enjoying Mother’s Day at home. I thought it would be fun to make a pretty centerpiece for my kitchen table.

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I am really loving being able to create large scale projects with the Template Studio. The directions that come with it are so clear that you get to spend your time creating instead of decoding instructions! The instruction card list multiple sizes to create, so to make sure I’m following the right measurements, I lay one of the guides from the Template Studio underneath the set of measurements I’m following.

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As a base for my centerpiece, I created a large gift bag from silver glitter designer poster board. You can see from the photo above, I used the 16 x 6 x 12 measurements. I finished off the gift bag by using a Crop-a-Dile Hole Punch and Eyelet Setter to punch handle holes, and then thread ribbon through the holes.

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The next step in my centerpiece was to create 3 large scale flowers with the Template Studio Flower Guide and the Flower Punch Board. The very bottom (largest) layer of the flower is an 11” flower and was created with the Template Studio. The middle layer is a 9.5” flower also created with the Template Studio. The top (smallest) layer is a 4” flower created with the Flower Punch Board. Using the Template Studio with corresponding punch boards opens up an even bigger world of possibilities!

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I used stems from the Flower Stem Kit to secure and add a center and stem to the smallest flowers. Then I used This to That Foam Tab Adhesive to attach the medium and large flowers to the small flowers. I put some dry flower foam in the bottom of my gift bag to “plant” my completed flowers into.

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Creating large scale decorations with the Template Studio is so much fun! I really think this centerpiece is going to brighten up my table for Mother’s Day…truth be told, it will probably live on my table for a few weeks after Mother’s Day, too! How will you be spending Mother’s Day this year? I’d love to hear all about your plans, and hope you have a beautiful day!

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Designer Tip: When working with glitter cardstock or poster board and the Template Studio or a Punch Board, place the glitter side facing down, and the plain (glitter free) side facing up toward you. This will make cutting, punching, and scoring much easier!

**Stay tuned for the big announcement with our National Scrapbook Day Pinwheel Punch Board giveaway winner later this afternoon!**

 

Supplies

Template Studio Starter Kit
Template Studio Flower Guide
Flower Punch Board
Designer Poster Board Silver Glitter
Designer Poster Board White
Designer Poster Board Mint
Flower Stem Kit
Crop-a-Dile Hole Punch and Eyelet Setter
This to That Foam Tab Adhesive
This to That Double-sided Super Sticky Red Tape