Ombre Glitter Favor Bags with the Glue Quill

Hello, and Happy Monday friends! Aly Dosdall here to get your week started off with a little sparkle and shine. I know we’re all still totally focused on Christmas, but I just had to share a fun party favor idea for New Year’s Eve using one of my favorite new tools, the Glue Quill along with my Silhouette Cameo 3.

Ombre Glitter New Year's Even Favor Bags with the Glue Quill by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Ombre Glitter New Year's Even Favor Bags with the Glue Quill by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

The Glue Quill is a glue pen attachment for you cutting machine. It doesn’t require power and can fit into your pen holder or blade holder depending on the type of cutting machine you have. I love how the Glue Quill creates a professional quality look on projects using SVG files from the Foil Quill Design Drives or from your own library of files. Check out the step-by-step video tutorial below!

While this project is for New Year’s Eve, you can create this same ombre glitter effect on projects for any theme–birthdays, Christmas, baby or bridal showers, anniversaries, etc.

Ombre Glitter New Year's Even Favor Bags with the Glue Quill by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Simply switch out the artwork for something that fits with your celebration theme, and switch out glitter colors to coordinate. Just remember to choose one light color, one medium, and one dark.

Ombre Glitter New Year's Even Favor Bags with the Glue Quill by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Ombre Glitter New Year's Even Favor Bags with the Glue Quill by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to check out our YouTube channel for more video tutorials and overviews for all the Quill Kits! Happy crafting!

Supplies:
Glue Quill All In One Kit
Glue Quill Glitter Pack
Clear Cut Punch–2″ Tag
The Works All In One Tool

New Year’s Eve Confetti Favors

Hey there We R friends, Laura here today! I don’t know about you, but I am in disbelief the New Year will be here in just a few short weeks. I feel like I say that every year now that I am older, but time sure does seem to be flying by. Today I am sharing how to create some festive confetti party favors for your New Year’s bash!

New Year's Eve Confetti Favors by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

First off, we need to create something to hold our pretty gold and silver confetti in. I love using traditional gold and silver for my New Year’s crafts. The gorgeous gold striped acetate is perfect for creating little pockets to hold the confetti.

Use the pocket maker punch board to create the little pockets. You can cut your acetate down to 6 inches by 6 inches and then get four pockets out of each sheet. Use the punch board to cut the corners and score the pocket. Assemble using adhesive.

New Year's Eve Confetti Favors with the Pocket Punch Board by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I think New Year’s decorations and crafts always look cuter when you add the year. So, to do this, I used the mini alphabet punch board to create the “19” for 2019. I attached the numbers to the outside of the pocket using foam adhesive squares.

New Year's Eve Confetti Favors with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

And to make these little confetti shaker pockets even more festive, I used my Happy Jig to create the word “yay!” for each one. I did half out of silver wire and half out of gold wire. I attached the words to the front of the pockets using a little adhesive. You can find the pattern for this design here on Instagram.

New Year's Eve Confetti Favors with the Happy Jig by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I filled each pocket with some gold and silver confetti that will be perfect to hand out at our New Year’s Eve festivities!

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These pockets would also be perfect for filling with a little candy treat or noise maker, too!

New Year's Eve Confetti Favors by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Do you like traditional gold and silver for your New Year’s crafts, or something else?

Supplies:

Clearly Posh Acetate

Pocket Punch Board

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Metallic Foil Gold and Silver Sheets

Gold and Silver Confetti

Happy Jig

Happy Jig Wire

New Years Eve Party Decor

Hello We R fans! Soraya here today to share a decor inspiration for the New Year Eve party! Let’s make big tassels and pop it up with hot pink letters!

New Year's Eve Party Decor by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

The Tassel Loom is the perfect tool to create tassels (small, medium or large size) in a very easy way! I made several of them using pink and black/silver yarn. The color combo is girly and festive in a same time!

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With a silver washi tape, I’ve decorated the top of each tassell. I love the bright detail it brings to them!

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For the banner, I used the Alphabet Punch Board and a hot pink cardstock. I followed the instructions in the guide book to create the “Happy New Year” banner. And for the small papers (3×5 inches) I used my Trim & Score Board to easily cut them all.

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And voilà ! All you have to do now, is to add embellishments, ribbons… sequins, silver stars… and party with your family and friends!

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I hope you had fun joining me for this inspiration. Happy creating everyone and have a wonderful end of the year!

Soraya


Supplies

Tassel Loom

Alphabet Punch Board

Cardstocks are from Bazzill.

Embellishments

Black and pink yarns

Silver washi tape

 

2018 Photo Garland

Hello, We R friends! Enza here, and today I’m sharing a fun garland created with the Frame Punch Board.

2018 Photo Garland featuring the Frame Punch Board by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

Every year towards the end of December, I like to put together a year-in-review type of project that is a collection of our best moments. It can be a mini album, a grid layout, or a home décor piece that displays one photo per month, and gives a general idea of what our year looked like.

For today’s project, I decided to go with a garland. What I like about this type of project is the flexibility of moving things around, add fun embellishments, and have the opportunity to enjoy the photos at any time.

I opted to create a variety of frames in different sizes. The Frame Punch Board is super easy to use; by simply adjusting the alignment bars, you can vary the thickness of the borders.

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I picked the Hooray! collection by Crate Paper for the frames, and a combination of embellishments from several Maggie Holmes collections to decorate them. Some of the frames measure 3.5×4”, others 3×5”. I used foam tape to adhere my elements down, just to give them some dimension. I then traced and fussy cut the numbers for the year to thread through the first row. The Mini Alphabet Punch Board would work as well for this. I only have the regular size one, so the numbers were too big compared to the frames.

2018 Photo Garland featuring the Frame Punch Board by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I used white and gold twine to thread all my elements together.

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I love how this garland turned out. It is the perfect way to remember the past year. It would also be a great gift idea for grandparents! I know my parents would love to have photos of the kids on their wall or mantel.

2018 Photo Garland featuring the Frame Punch Board by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

Thank you for stopping by!

Enza

 

Supplies:

Frame Punch Board

Crate Paper Hooray!

Crate Paper Flourish

Crate Paper Willow Lane

Throwback Thursday: Photo Lights New Year Decor

Good morning We R readers. I can’t believe that this year is already coming to an end and we are getting ready to embark on a brand new fresh start. Once the holiday decor goes down, it can feel a little bare in my home so I like to add some warmth back in to keep away the cold, dreary days of winter.

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I love the new Photo Lights photo frames that were recently released. You print out your design on special backlit film that you can print out right from your home computer.

I thought it would be fun to create a glittery happy new year photo that I could display to celebrate the new year. I started by designing an 8 inch x 8 inch design in Photoshop Elements.

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Note: To use this photo, simply right-click and save the image.

The backlit photo paper comes in 8 ½ x 11 inch sheets. I printed my image and then trimmed it to fit on the frame.

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You can see right through the image, but it is still very clear.

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The photo frames are so easy to use. The front attaches with little magnets in each corner.

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Add your special photo paper to the frame, secure it to the front with the acrylic magnetic photo cover, add your batteries and turn it on. It even has a timer so you can have your frame turn on and off when you would like.

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I created a little light garland behind the frame using the DIY Party lights and some gold tassels. The DIY Party line makes it easy to add some sparkle and shine to any project.

The frame looks even prettier in person. It is sparkly and fun – perfect for ringing in the new year! And I can easily change out the frame when I am done celebrating.

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Supplies:

Photolights Frame

Photolights Backlit Film Paper

DIY Party Gold Glitter Light Strand

DIY Party Gold Pinata Pull Tab

New Years Eve Photo Backdrop

Hello and welcome back to the blog for my last post for 2017!

What better way to capture the fun and excitement of ringing in the New Year than a few snaps against a fun backdrop! Read on to see how you can create your own photo area in your home using the DIY Party Board and Circle Clear Cut Punch.

New Years Eve Photo Backdrop by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Fun photos are not complete without a few props! I’ve used my DIY Party Board  to put together some little party hat headbands. I’ve used some plain store-bought bands and some 12×12 sheets of paper from my DCWV Indigo Craft & Champagne Stack.

DIY Party Board by We R Memory Keepers

The DIY Party Board  has measurements printed directly on to the product. This is super handy for a quick reference when putting together some of the many fun items you can create using this clever board.

For the larger size party hat, I used measurements for the guide marked ‘A’ at the corresponding numbers for that size hat – 11 and cut along the edge. I then made a second cut, using the ‘C’ guide at 3. This gives you the cone shape.

For the smaller hat, I used the ‘C’ guide at 7 and again at 1 (as shown below). I rolled the cones and adhered using strong adhesive tape so they wouldn’t pop open during use.

The cones were then glued to the band using a hot glue gun. I did have several attempts, which weren’t very satisfactory. I found making two small incisions near the bottom of the hat on both sides where they met the band, gave the band a bit more flex and the cone stayed adhered to the band.

Finally, some finishing touches came in the form of some DIY Party Gold Fringe Tape. I rolled some up and popped it inside the top of the smaller hat and also used it along the base of the larger hat.

New Years Eve Photo Backdrop by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers 

Here you can see our cute party hat headbands in action!

New Years Eve Photo Backdrop by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The background for our photoshoot was created using my Circle Clear Cut Punch some more of the pretty Indigo and gold foil DCWV papers as well as some silver and gold metallic Bazzill cardstock.

I used the circle punch all over the 12×12 sheets and punched as many circles as I could get out of a sheet. I know I gush about these punches all the time, but they are definitely a favourite product of mine from this year’s releases! 

Clear Cut Circle Punch by We R Memory Keepers

I sewed a combination of circles together using my sewing machine. Each strand had 15 circles and was long enough for head and shoulders images. If you want more people in your photos, simply make your strands longer.

New Years Eve Photo Backdrop by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

New Years Eve Photo Backdrop by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I used temporary adhesive to stick my strands to the wall. (In Australia it’s called Blu Tack.)

New Years Eve Photo Backdrop by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers 

The last thing left to do was create some handheld props in the form of the year and some gems, handcut from the sheet of journaling spots in the DCWV 12×12 stack.

New Years Eve Photo Backdrop by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers
The 2018 prop was created using my Mini Alphabet Punch Board and some gold foil paper from a mini 3×5 paper pad, designed especially for use in Alphabet Punch Boards.

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We had such fun creating these pictures. Beautiful memories of a year that seems to have just flown!

New Years Eve Photo Backdrop by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers 

This year has been both challenging and amazing and I so look forward to what a new year, full of possibilities will bring. Wishing you a magical 2018!

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

 DIY Party Board

DIY Party Gold Fringe Tape

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Circle Clear Cut Punch

DCWV 12×12 Indigo Craft & Champagne Stack

 

New Year’s Eve Party Decor

Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here. I love setting up decorations for New Year’s Eve, and while the store-bought things are just fine, making my own is much more fun. This year, I was inspired by the “Kiss Kiss” paper from the Urban Chic collection to create a “kiss me at midnight” display:

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Using the DIY Party Rosette Punch, I made several rosettes from Urban Chic patterned papers, We R Memory Keepers cardstock, and Bazzill cardstock and foil papers.

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To make the rosettes you see here, you will need two sheets of each paper. Cut each 12×12 sheet in half (6” x 12”). Score three halves at 0.5” increments and use the rosette punch to add the detailed edge. Fold and attach the three 6” x 12” pieces together to form the rosette. For the smaller rosettes, cut the last 6” x 12” piece in half again (3” x 12”). Score the two pieces at 0.5” intervals, use the rosette punch to create the decorative edge, then secure together to form a rosette. I added a silver foil cardstock circle to the center of each rosette for some extra shine.

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I couldn’t stop at the rosettes, so I made banners, too! For the “kiss me at midnight” banners, I used a piece of Bazzill pink foil cardstock and the Mini Alphabet Punch Board. I punched each letter according to the directions, and added the decorative notches with the punch board. I used my Crop-a-dile to punch two holes in each letter and strung the letters on silver ribbon.

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To make the “2017” banner, I used the regular sized Alphabet Punch Board to punch the numbers from plain, white cardstock. Next, I used the DIY Party Confetti Punch to punch a lot of confetti from the silver foil cardstock that I used earlier. I covered the “2” and “1” with adhesive and placed one little piece of confetti at a time. It took a while, but the mirror ball-like effect was definitely worth it! I used DIY Party fringe tape in silver to cover the “0” and the “7”.

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There’s no need to go to the party store for décor when you can make your own! We R Memory Keepers DIY Party tools make it so easy and fun. Happy creating and Happy New Year!

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Supplies:

Kiss Kiss Urban Chic Patterned Paper

Hello Love Urban Chic Patterned Paper

5th Ave Urban Chic Patterned Paper

Crop-o-Dile

Trim and Score Board

Alphabet Punch Board

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

DIY Party Fringe Tape Silver

DIY Party Rosette Punch

DIY Party Confetti Punch

 

 

 

 

 

New Year’s Eve Mini Piñata Party Favor

Good morning, WeR fans! Jen McDermott here, bringing some bling to your New Year’s Eve decor!  I had the pleasure of playing with the brand new DIY Party Mini Piñatas, in the classy gem shape.  And with a couple of different options for sparkly Fringe Tape, I had visions of an upscale Manhatten-esque New Year’s Eve celebration, so I made a classy little “popper” to use for the countdown to midnight—who wouldn’t want to be showered with shiny confetti?!

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First, I wrapped the pinatas with the fun gold and black fringe tapes, alternating. Did you know you could just rip the fringe as you go, no need to snip it with scissors? Easy peasy!  I covered the holes on the top of the gem because I knew I wouldn’t be hanging them.  I added them to my tablescape of a black tablecloth with jumbo confetti that I punched from WeR’s Designer poster board in Gold glitter. So fancy!

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Then, I stuffed them with the confetti and tied on a gold pull tab.

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To finish them off, I added some gold Thickers on the front, but you could embellish however you choose!  A big, glittery 16 would work too!

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Now I’ve got a super fun party favor to go with the toast, the countdown, and the first kiss of the year!

Tell us! How are you planning on ringing in the New Year? Share with us on our Facebook page,  or right here! Have a safe holiday season!

 

Supplies:

DIY Party fringe tape

DIY Party Pull tabs

DIY Party Mini Pinata

DIY Party confetti