DIY Easter Decor

Hello We R Fans and welcome back to the blog today. It felt like only yesterday I was sharing some ideas for Easter decor with you! How time flies. This wonderful and blessed time of year is almost here and again, I would love to share a little section of my craft room with you which I have decorated especially for Easter.

DIY Easter Decor by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I have two pretty simple little shelves in my room where I like to display lots of pretties, but also keep the bits and pieces I use a lot so they are close to hand. The top of the units are a perfect place to keep favourite projects or nicknacks.

I will freely admit to having a small crush on all things ‘bunny’. My collection is growing and this year I have added this adorable mini cake stand! A simple and easy way to decorate without the long term commitment is to add some hand cut bits, like a butterfly or two, with some temporary adhesive like ‘Blu Tack’. (This is an Australian product name but after searching on the net, the equivalent sounds like ‘Plasti-Tac’ or Poster Tac.)

DIY Easter Decor by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The main feature of my Easter display is a 12×12 image which I have created and displayed inside an Organization Gallery Shadow Box Frame. My ideas on how exactly it would look changed a bit during the creative process, but I wanted to create a main title with some custom lettering and I also knew I wanted to have several elements making up the whole display.

For my title, I started off by trimming the pieces of paper I would need for my word ‘EASTER”. I used my Mini Alphabet Punch Board (which takes 1.5 inch x 2.5 inch pieces) to punch out my letters. These soft florals are from the new Pebbles line, ’Simple Life’.

Once all the letters were complete, I then made swift work of lining them all up in a straight line, with my Laser Square.

DIY Easter Decor by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

For added interest over the pretty woodgrain print of the paper, I did some basic black stamping with this floral stamp from the new Vicki Boutin collection. This stamp set also comes with coordinating metal dies, so I cut some of the shapes out of similar paper and then used the shapes to build up layers of stickers and ephemera I started assembling.

Here is a closer look at some of the details. You might notice a touch of vellum at the bottom of the little stack. This paper is SO pretty and the touches of gold were perfect for the overall look and feel of this display piece. Other tiny details are the mini flowers I created using an Elegant Font Punch . I added a little centre to the flower shape with some white Crystal Drops.

DIY Easter Decor by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

And here is how the framed piece turned out!

DIY Easter Decor by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I’ve echoed those beautiful butterflies here and there. They have been hand-cut from a sheet of Wildflower ‘Butterfly Garden’.

DIY Easter Decor by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Easter Decor by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Pops of gold shine in the opposite corner on this piece of ephemera from the Take Me Away collection by Pink Paislee. Both of these stacks include some Simple Life stickerspuffy stickers and hand cut flowers.

DIY Easter Decor by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The last item incorporated into my display is this super cute 5×7 Photo Light. The acrylic frame is backlit and this one has a natural wood finish so it coordinated well with the white shelving and woodgrain papers in the frame.

DIY Easter Decor by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

For my photo light, I set up a document the same size in Photoshop. I then used some digital Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss elements and added some text. (note, I changed the colour of the little ‘oh so cute’ ephemera to better match the background pattern.)

I then printed my digital pic onto some Photo Light Printable Backlit Film Paper. NOTE: It’s important to print onto the more matte side as the ink will not stick to the glossier side. (Hold the paper up the light and give it a little feel to see which side feels more glossy.) It’s also worth printing a reversed copy of your image, so it is a bit more protected when it’s under the top magnetic plate.

The printed image sits on top of the light box area but underneath a protective sheet made from sturdy acrylic which has magnets in the corners to keep your image in place.

This is how fabulous it looks when it’s turned on! Note: The frame runs off 3x AA batteries or a Micro USB cable (not included).

DIY Easter Decor by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Wishing you, your families and friends, a very happy time together. Until next time

Chantalle

DIY Easter Decor by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

 

Materials Used:

 

Organization Gallery Shadow Box Frame

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Laser Square

Vicki Boutin stamp & die set

Pink Paislee Take me Away ephemera

Pebbles Simple Life ’Spring Seeds’ 12×12

Pebbles Simple Life ‘Magnolias’ 12×12

Pebbles Simple Life ‘Wildflowers’ 12×12

Pebbles Simple Life Stickers

Pebbles Simple Life Washi Tape Book

Pebbles Simple Life Puffy Stickers

Pebbles Simple Life Rose Gold Foiled Paper

Heidi Swapp ‘Happy’ Metal Die

Wildflower ‘Butterfly Garden’

5×7 Photo Light

Photo Light Printable Backlit Film Paper

Elegant Font Punch

Evolution Advanced

Evolution Magnetic Cutting Mat

Inspired by Embroidery Hoops

Inspired by Embroidery Hoops

Hello everyone, Wendy here today to share a project inspired THIS PROJECT by Samantha Taylor on the We R Memory Keepers blog a year ago.

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I instantly grabbed my favorite WRMK collection, Urban Chic and began making fun groupings of items I loved to display in an embroidery hoop.

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As you can see, I got carried away!  I had so much fun making my groupings that I couldn’t fit my design on one embroidery hoop, and I was going to need a few big ones to fit everything I had made.  So I turned to the Organization Studio, my Corkboard Frame.  With the help of the DIY Light Strand and some flowers I was able to create an entire display for my daughter to enjoy.

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My idea began by creating a countdown for my daughter to track her package delivery of her make-up box each month.  I cut 2.5×2.5 squares and added numbers and some hand-drawn lines for interest.  These papers are nestled under a sticker overlapping a 3×4 card and a layered tag.  To keep the focus on these items I used a photo frame included in the ephemera.  To imitate the embroidery hoop design, I grabbed some embellishments from Crate Paper to use that were flat, yet continued my theme.

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My next grouping was just a few pretty items and colors I wanted to add to my board, but I didn’t have a frame big enough to house the items I chose.  Using the new Frame Punch, I was able to customize a frame that was large enough to be seen with my items, 3.5”x6”.

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My last group was simple with the addition of the gold bow for a little added pizazz.  To continue with the decorations, I chose a card, sticker, and ephemera to add to the frame.

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Sometimes it is fun to create projects that just reflect our likes to help pretty up our homes, grab a few of your favorite items and have fun combining them and then put them on display.  Embroidery Hoops, Frames, Canvas, Corkboards, and the list goes on can all be altered with a little product love!

 

Supplies:

Urban Chic collection – ephemera, paper, stickers, layered tags

Frame Punch Board

DIY Party Light Strand

DIY Party Light Covers – flowers

Clearly Posh Plastic Bows

Organization Gallery – Corkboard Frame

 

 

Beautiful Moments Corkboard Frame

Good Morning We R Memory Keepers friends, Wendy here today sharing my Organizational Gallery Corkboard decorated with the brand new Flower Girl collection.  I was so inspired when I was going through the Flower Girl papers that I decided to recreate the idea on my Corkboard.

Beautiful Moments Board by Wendy Antenucci for We R Memory Keepers

I pulled my favorite items that I wanted to try and use on my corkboard which then helped me pick my colors for my butterfly lights.  I arranged the butterflies with a little space in between so they wouldn’t bunch up and I had enough lights left to come down the side of the board.

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I then took my wood veneers that I had chosen and hot glued them onto the Ruler Studio picture clips, this way I will be able to change out the pieces on my Corkboard as often as I would like to.

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Once I had my basic board idea I took the Natural String and adhered it to my board to mimic the banner paper from the Flower Girl collection.    I chose my favorite 4×6 card to be the focal point of my board and used my new clips to secure it.  I added a few fun pieces around this focal point to draw your attention to it.

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I chose a few pieces of ephemera to decorate my string and to help bring the colors down the board from the butterflies at the top.  I chose the banners to give my piece a whimsy feel.  I also used a few butterflies to hide where I attached my lights to the frame.

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A few more fun cards that I enjoyed which added some splashes of colors were tucked into the bottom of my frame.  I chose the bird wood veneer and hot glued it to a thumbtack to give my cards at the bottom some added dimension and hold my card to my board.

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Many of my pieces were tucked in to the frame and held by my clips allowing my board to be changed for the various seasons.  Thanks to the Flower Girl collection (which I have completely fallen in love with) I have a beautiful spring board to showcase some of our spring photos.

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Supply List:

Organization Gallery Corkboard

Flower Girl Ephemera

Flower Girl Veneer Shapes

Flower Girl Petals Patterned Paper

Ruler Studio Natural String

Ruler Studio LED Light Strand

Ruler Studio Pewter Picture Clips

DIY Party Diecut Butterflies (Bright)

 

Organization Gallery Storage Frame

Hello, We R friends!  Shellye McDaniel here today with a fun take on organizing with the awesome new Storage Frame and the “Honey, I’m Home” Collection!

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The adorable new Scottie Dog Washi Tape Dispenser was also a highlight of this project.  The slate blue chevron worked perfectly with the dark blue hue in the collection.

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Nine squares of woodgrain patterned paper were cut to 4 7/8” and then set aside.  The 6” White Ruler was shaped into a heart and attached to the outside of the frame with high tack adhesive dots.  Washi tape was attached to various pieces of the woodgrain panels so that the tape would follow the outline of the ruler.  The woodgrain panels were the adhered inside of the 5” squares of the frame.

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Hanging Clips, bits of die-cuts, puffy stickers and veneer pieces from the “Honey I’m Home” collection were added in fun clusters around the ruler.

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Small photos were added to frame pieces from the collection.  Use the Foam Adhesive Dots to secure the different pieces together.

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The jars that come with the Storage Organizer were embellished around the lid with the same chevron washi tape and filled with natural embellishments.

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To add even more detail and to carry the chevron design to the ruler, small pieces of the tape were wrapped around several of the ends of the ruler. The frame is sturdy enough to stand alone on a shelf or table or it can be hung by the handy hardware that has been included on the back!

Supplies:
Honey I’m Home Collection: Patterned Paper, Ephemera Die Cuts, Puffy Stickers, Wood Veneers
Washi Tape Dispenser: Scottie Dog Chevron
Ruler Studio: 6” White Ruler; Hanging Clips; Adhesive Foam Dots
Organizational Gallery: Storage Frame

Organization Gallery Inspiration Board

Hello, friends! Tessa Buys here with the latest addition to my craft room: The We R Memory Keepers Organization Gallery Clip Frame.

WRMK Organization Gallery Inspiration Board by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

I am in the process of redecorating and reorganizing my craft room, so I decided to gather magazine clippings, fabric swatches, and other bits and pieces to inspire the choices I’m making.

WRMK Organization Gallery Inspiration Board by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

A big change I am making is moving from aqua to mint in my color palette, so I started by attaching a page from a magazine all about the color mint to the back of my clip frame with washi tape.

WRMK Organization Gallery Inspiration Board by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

I love that the frame is so deep! This allowed me to treat the bottom of the frame like a shelf to add objects that couldn’t be clipped to the wires, like the silk flower, a ruler, and spools of thread.

WRMK Organization Gallery Inspiration Board by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

The Clip Frame comes with clips, but I added so many things to my inspiration board that I needed more! I took a few light bulb die cuts from We R Memory Keeper’s Honey I’m Home collection and glued them to mini clothespins. Talk about a bright idea, right?!

WRMK Organization Gallery Inspiration Board by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

I love the way this looks on my wall and I can’t wait to add more Organization Gallery Pieces to the mix. You’ll love them all, too! Thanks for visiting the blog today and have a wonderful day!

WRMK Organization Gallery Inspiration Board by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Supplies Used:

Organization Gallery Clip Frame

Honey I’m Home Die Cuts

Washi Tape

 

Pom Pom Garland

Hi, We R Memory Keepers friends, Laura here. Pom poms are such a cute and fun way to add a little something extra to your projects. They are great for using on packages, using as embellishments and, my personal favorite, as a garland.

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Today, I am going to teach you how you can make your own pom pom garland with the new Pom Pom Maker. This tool makes them so easy to make pom poms in a variety of sizes.

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I decided to use twine to make my pom poms. You can also use yarn or string. To begin, you will open both halves of the Pom Pom Maker. The arms on each side swing out.

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Hold your twine in place and start wrapping it around both arms on one half of the Pom Pom Maker.

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You will continue wrapping until you have several layers of twine. The more you wrap, the fuller your pom pom will be. You will then close the wrapped half of your Pom Pom Maker, cut the twine and do the same process on the other side.

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Next, you will cut the twine in between the arms on each side of the Pom Pom Maker.

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Cut a separate piece of twine. Thread it through the center of the Pom Pom Maker and tie it firmly. I usually double knot it.

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Open the arms on both sides and pull the Pom Pom Maker apart. Trim off any loose ends and fluff.

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To create the garland, take another piece of twine and thread it through a needle. Use the needle to thread the twine through the center of the pom poms.

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I used mine to decorate my Organization Gallery Magnetic Chalkboard Frame I have hanging in my kitchen. I used some of the adorable washi tape off the Scotty Dog Washi Dispenser to hang my garland.

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Supplies:

 

Pom Pom Maker
Twine – various colors
Scissors
Organization Gallery-Chalkboard

Washi Tape Wall Art

Hi there! Chantalle with you again and today I’d like to share an idea for some easy wall art for your home, using the new Animal Washi Tape dispensers. The Scotty Dog and Rhino shapes are not only wonderful fun for your workspace, the clever serrated edge makes tearing off a bit of tape a breeze.

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To compliment the bright colours and fun patterns of the tapes, I’ve chosen to work with some gorgeous FUSEable paper in coordinating shades. I’ve chosen some simple patterns to really let the washi shine. To start, I’ve set some large letters (initials of my children) in Silhouette Studio.

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I used the Silhouette Vinyl setting but adjusted the blade from 1 to 4 with a double cut. (I always set the speed pretty slow to ensure a nice clean cut.)

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I wanted the washi to show through from behind the paper, so I then traced the cut letter shape with a pencil onto some plain white cardstock, adding alternating strips of washi tape to cover the shape.

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I did two letters, an E for my Daughter and a J for my Son. These were now ready for me to add my FUSEable paper over the top.

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For an extra bit of detail, I chose to add a little bit of pink FUSEable ruffle strip to my Daughter’s one. I love that it is cleverly pre-marked so you know exactly where to fold it! NOTE: The FUSEable papers and embellishments feel slightly different to fusing a sleeve, as you can allow an extra second or so to melt the plastic. Take your time when rolling across the media, especially with the ruffle strips which are a bit thicker once folded.

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A closer look at that gorgeous washi with a couple of FUSEable butterflies.

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Here’s how my Son’s one turned out. I adore that cute pup! Both of the 12×12 papers have been raised on some foam tape so the different prints don’t blend in together too much.

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I’ve displayed each monogram picture inside an Organization Gallery box frame and they look great on the walls in their rooms!

Washi Tape Wall Art featuring the We R Memory Keepers Organization Gallery by Chantalle McDaniel

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Wishing you lots of fun with your Animal Washi Tape Dispenser!

 

Supplies:

Organization Gallery Box Frame
Animal Washi Tape Dispenser
FUSEable 12×12 ‘Delight’
FUSEable 12×12 ‘Starburst’
FUSEable Ruffle Strips
FUSEable Die Cut Plastic Shapes
Bazzill Cardstock

 

 

Organization Gallery Menu Planner

Hello, Chantalle with you today and I’m very excited to share my first project with you, using the beautiful new Honey I’m Home collection and an Organization Gallery box frame.

I love to cook, but my planning skills can sometimes be a bit poor. It’s so much easier (and far less time consuming) to know exactly what my family is going to be eating for the week, so I’ve come up with a useful and attractive way to use one of the frame as a menu planner with bonus hidden storage!

Organization Gallery Menu Planner featuring the We R Memory Keepers Honey I'm Home collection by Chantalle McDaniel

The box frame is a beautiful and stylish way to display anything from layouts to art, plus it opens, allowing you can easily change the item on display. I have taken advantage of the space inside and used it to store recipe ideas, notes and other bits and bobs.

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Let’s take a closer look at how it all came together…

It started with the actual recipes. I wanted to be able to change the meals easily, so I decided to use magnets to hold the pieces of paper onto my 12×12 base. Now I’ll admit to you that I really don’t like my handwriting (I’m sure I’m not alone on that one!) so for demonstration purposes, I have gone ahead and used my computer to set the text on the little cards. These are 2 inches wide and 4 inches long. I then popped these strips into my DIY Party tag punch and folded the tops over. I love the decorative edge and the way you get a bit of the B-side pattern peeking over onto the front of the tag.

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Now for the magnets… They were created using a selection of Honey I’m Home Veneer Shapes and Ephemera. I was really impressed with the quality of the Ephemera – very sturdy! I’ve backed them some little magnets which I bought at a discount craft store.

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One magnet went on the shape and other magnet went in the corresponding place on the base paper.

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How cute do my custom magnets look! The oven glove is my favourite.

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Meals can now be changed up easily with the magnets holding them in place.

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It’s said we eat with our eyes, so near the bottom of the planner is a little sleeve where I can pop something that looks delicious. This is simply a 4×4 Insta photo sleeve with the album ring punches cut off.

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Open the frame to reveal a clever hiding place for recipes that interest me, along with some post it notes and a shopping list notepad.

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The cute kitchen item shapes are just perfect for this project.

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There is also a little pocket where I can pop coupons, recipes cards and extra meal tags. Saving our favourites means I can easily grab it for use another time! This sweet box envelope was created using my 123 Punch Board.

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The shopping list is just some plain photocopy paper which I’ve bound using my Cinch. It was my first time binding on my own and I was really amazed at how easy it was. There is a pen attached to the pad with a bit of twine so it doesn’t get lost.

I’ve highlighted the post it notes with a frame from the Honey I’m Home Card & Frame kit. A perfect fit!

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Add a few bright pops like eyelets in coordinating colours.

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To finish my planner off, I’ve hung some kite string in case I want to hang it on the wall.

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Here it is in my kitchen bench. I love the way it has turned out.

Organization Gallery Menu Planner featuring the We R Memory Keepers Honey I'm Home collection by Chantalle McDaniel

Thank you very much for joining me today. I can’t wait to see what you create with the new Honey I’m Home collection and Organization Gallery.

 

Supplies:

Organization Box
Cinch
123 Punch Board
DIY Party Tag Punch
Crop-a-Dile

‘Honey I’m Home’ Collection:

Veneer Shapes
Ephemera
Puffy Stickers
Card & Frame kit
Accent Stickers
12×12 ‘Homemade’
12×12 ‘Moments’
12×12 ‘Here & Now’
12×12 ‘I’m Home’
12×12 ‘Light’s Out’

 

 

 

New Release | Organization Gallery

That’s right, we’ve got the scoop on another new release today! Check out the Organization Gallery–our versatile storage, organization, and decor system. Stay organized with the stylish look of a gallery wall.

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Pin-up, store, or hang photos, scrapbook pages, craft essentials, and more. Mix and match any of the 6 frames together to create a customized organization system that adds style to any room.

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Choose from our Peg Board Frame, Magnetic Chalkboard Frame, Corkboard Frame, Storage Frame, Clip Frame, or Hinged Display Frame.

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Watch for some Organization Gallery ideas and inspiration from our design team over the next several weeks. Which of these frames would you use in your craft space? How would you use it?