Holiday Pillow Boxes

Hey there We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here to share some adorable winter themed pillow treat boxes that I created with some of my favorite We R Memory Keepers tools and the DCWV Winter Frost Premium Stack. The holidays will be here before we know it. This time of year, it’s always nice to have some little gifts on hand for those unexpected (or if you’re like me, forgotten) gifts.

Holiday Pillow Boxes by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

I decided to create a few little gifts with my the pillow box punch board, the heart clear cut punch, and the tag punch. These cute little treat boxes came together within a matter of minutes with these tools.

The base of the box is created with patterned paper and the pillow punch board. The instructions are right on the board and so easy to follow.

Holiday Pillow Boxes by Becki Adams featuring the We R Memory Keepers Pillow Box Punch Board and the DCWV Winter Frost Premium Stack

After creating the base of the pillow boxes and before adhering them together, I used the heart clear cut punch to punch a heart window in the middle of each box. I covered each heart with a piece of clear plastic to make a cute heart window on each box.

Holiday Pillow Boxes by Becki Adams featuring the We R Memory Keepers Pillow Box Punch Board and the DCWV Winter Frost Premium Stack

When I had the boxes finished, I punch a tag for each box with the scraps of patterned paper and the tag punch. I love this punch! It makes creating tags SO easy! Each tag is tied to the pillow box with white string.

Holiday Pillow Boxes by Becki Adams featuring the We R Memory Keepers Pillow Box Punch Board and the DCWV Winter Frost Premium Stack

It’s that easy to create these cute treat boxes. I hope you’re inspired to create some quick holiday gifts with your favorite We R Memory Keeper tools. Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’ll see you again soon!



Pillow Box Punch Board (available at JoAnn Stores)

Heart Clear Cut Punch

DIY Party Tag Punch

DCWV Winter Frost Premium Stack (available at JoAnn Stores)

Fall Project Roundup

Happy Friday, and happy (soon-to-be) fall y’all! We hope you’ve enjoyed all the fall projects our design team members have shared this week. Today we thought we’d finish things off with a roundup of past fall projects to keep those cozy creative juices flowing. We love creating for this time of year, and we hope you do too! Enjoy!

We R Memory Keepers Fall Project Roundup

Fall Pumpkin Wreath

We’re loving the texture that the DIY Party Honeycomb Pads add to this festive fall pumpkin wreath! It’s super easy to make, and you can learn how to do it for yourself HERE on our blog.

We R Memory Keepers Fall Pumpkin Wreath

Owl Gift Bag

This is a favorite that you may have seen before, but we just can’t help including it. We just love owls for the fall! Grab your Gift Bag Punch Board, and CLICK HERE to learn how to make this owl gift bag.

We R Memory Keepers Owl Gift Bag

Owl Pillow Boxes

Okay, owls again. But who can resist these little guys? They’re so easy to make with the Pillow Box Punch Board. Find the how-to on our blog HERE.

We R Memory Keepers Owl Pillow Boxes

Fall FUSEables Mini Album

Record your favorite fall memories in a darling DIY mini album made with the FUSEables card kit and the Photo Sleeve Fuse. CLICK HERE for more photos and full instructions.

We R Memory Keepers FUSEables Fall Album

Fall Apple Goodie Bags

Share some yummy home baked (or store bought) fall goodies with your loved ones in these darling fall apple goodie bags. You can make your own with the Goodie Bag Guide and some glassine papers from the Oh Goodie Collection. Visit our blog HERE for instructions.

We R Memory Keepers Fall Apple Goodie Bags

Tag, you’re it! Now it’s your turn to share. Please visit our Facebook page HERE and share the fall projects you’ve been working on. We can’t wait to see, and happy fall crafting!

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.


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

Pink and Teal Holiday Gift Wrap

Hello We R fans!  It’s Eva here today sharing some gift wrap inspiration with a bright and fun color combo.


I live in Chile and here Christmas is in the middle of Summer so I love to decorate my house and my holiday projects with bright colors. For this project I chose a Pink and Teal combo, I also added gold to give my gifts a Christmas feeling.

I started by making 2 boxes with my favorite punch boards: the Candy Punch Board and the Pillow Box Punch Board. These are so versatile and perfect for small gifts during this holiday season!

I made the Candy Box with some patterned paper and decorated it with a tag made with cardstock and my Corner Chomper, an acetate tag, a personalized letter made with my Mini Alphabet Punch Board, some ribbon cut (and sealed! ) with  my Ribbon Cutter, some confetti and a piece of cardstock from the Typecast Collection.


For my Pillow Box I used a piece of Bazzill’s marbled cardstock and decorated it with a starburst from the Oh Goodie collection, confetti, a tag written with my Typecast Typewriter, a piece of acetate from the Clearly Posh collection, twine and a bow from the Wildflower line.


You can use these boxes for any small gift, I wanted to give a sweet Christmas decoration so I made a garland with chocolates, twine, punched circles and liquid glue. If you want to make this garland make sure you don’t use a hot glue gun because some chocolate could  melt leaving a small stain.




Put your gift, or garland in my case, add some confetti and close your boxes.



The Mini Alphabet Punch Board  is perfect for personalized gifts tags!


I hope you enjoyed this idea and that you can use our Punch Boards to make small Christmas Wraps. Do you have a favorite Christmas color combo?


Have a great day!




Candy Box Punch Board
Pillow Box Punch Board
Clearly Posh 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Oh Goodie Starburst Closure
Typecast Typewriter
Mini Alphabet Punch Board
Typecast 12 x 12 Paper Pad
Ribbon Cutter
Corner Chomper
DIY Party Confetti

High Five Gift Packaging

Hello everybody! Eva Pizarro here today showing you some cute packaging made with our wonderful Punch Boards and the new High Five Collection.

I love to make small gifts and my punch boards are always helpful. I don’t have to measure, print templates and search online. All I need to do is follow the simple instructions on the board and the tool does the rest.


Here I show you four different boxes I made with the punch boards from left to right: the Pillow Punch Board, The Gift Bag Punch Board, The Candy Punch Board and the 1,2,3 Punch Board.


For most of my boxes I used the 6×6 pad included in the collection. After I had scored and mounted my boxes I decorated them with some die cuts, stickers and ribbons.



For my last box I even used the 1,2,3 Punch Board to make a cute bow. I love how easy and quick you can embellish your gifts boxes!


This collection is perfect for everyday crafts and I love the light blue, green and yellow color combo. What do you think? Do you like this new collection?


Have a great day!



1,2,3 Punch Board
Candy Box Punch Board
Gift Bag Punch Board
Pillow Box Punch Board

Fall Project Roundup

Fall is officially upon us friends, and we thought we would fill your Friday with some fabulous fall inspiration. We’ve collected six of the most popular past fall projects from our blog to get you in the mood for some crafting this weekend. So sit back, grab a warm cup of something, and get your Pinterest boards ready!


Owl Gift Bag

Let’s start things off with this popular owl gift bag project. This easy Gift Bag Punch Board project is perfect for fall gift giving. Grab a circle and oval cutter, and some Enamel Dots and you’re good to go! CLICK HERE for full instructions.


Easy Fall Favors

These little guys are perfect for a classroom favor, board meeting, block party, or just to say “thanks” to your mail carrier. They’re super easy to put together with the Evolution Advanced and besides, who doesn’t love some candy corn? CLICK HERE for full instructions.


Fall Luminaries

Give your porch a fall makeover with some inviting fall luminaries! Run some simple white or brown paper lunch sacks through the Evolution Advanced with a leaf shaped die. Fill in the shape with some printed vellum and add a flameless votive candle. So pretty! CLICK HERE for more photos and details.


Embossed Fall Card

Add some rich fall texture to your projects with the Evolution Advanced and the Next Level Embossing Folders. Your handmade cards will leave a good impression. (See what I did there?) CLICK HERE for instructions for this project.


Fall Mini Canvas

For quick and easy fall home decor, grab a mini canvas from your local craft store and layer, layer, layer with your favorite fall patterned paper, die cuts, burlap, and twine. Spray paint a mini easel to display it. We love these faux leather Thickers! CLICK HERE for more details on this project.


Owl Pillow Boxes

Owls are so adorable on fall projects, we thought they deserved another post! These darling owl pillow boxes are another very popular project from our blog. The Pillow Box Punch Board helps these cuties come together in no time. CLICK HERE for full instructions to make these for your next fall celebration.


Well, that’s all for now friends. We hope these projects have inspired you. Pull out your favorite We R tools and have a blast creating fall goodies this weekend!



Gift Bag Punch Board
Evolution Advanced
Next Level Embossing Folders
Pillow Box Punch Board

Top Ten Punch Board Projects

Do you find yourself in need of some crafting ideas? Do you sit down to create with your substantial scrapbook stash only to find your stash of ideas running low? Look no further, because today we’ve got a post chock full of fabulous project ideas using our popular Punch Boards. Introducing, our Top Ten Punch Board Projects!

top ten punch board projects

We love this late summer/early fall burlap and flower wreath. This project is super easy to make with our Flower Punch Board.


Flower Punch Board Wreath

This post showing how to use our original Envelope Punch Board to create paper bows is one of our most popular punch board blog posts. We love finding multiple uses for one tool!


Paper Bows with the Envelope Punch Board

Combining our Corner Chomper with the Gift Bag Punch Board makes for a cute and meaningful gift idea for someone you love.


Reasons I Love You Bag

We think this custom gift wrap set by We R designer Jennie McGarvey is so much fun! Using our Pinwheel Punch Board for gift wrapping is genius!


Pinwheel Punch Board Custom Gift Wrap

We R designer, Kathy Martin, shows us that gift wrapping doesn’t have to be feminine and frilly. This Father’s Day Gift Trio she create using the new 123 Punch Board (and some other new We R tools) is perfect for any man in your life.


Father’s Day Gift Trio

How cute is this Owl Gift Bag made with our Gift Bag Punch Board? This project has been a favorite on Pinterest, and would make the perfect back-to-school teacher gift!


Owl Gift Bag

Making a utensil holder with our Pillow Box Punch Board is such a clever use of this tool! You could make one for any special occasion by swapping out appropriate papers.


Pillow Box Utensil Holder

We R designer, Traci Penrod, was really thinking outside the box when she made this elegant Easter basket with our Gift Box Punch Board. Just gorgeous!


Gift Box Punch Board Easter Basket

Coming in with the second highest number of all time views on the We R blog, this mini album made with the Envelope Punch Board is easy to make and oh-so-clever!


Envelope Punch Board Mini Book

We all know you can make beautiful banners with the new Banner Punch Board, but did you know you can pockets with it too? We love this denim pocket card–so fun!


Banner Punch Board Denim Pocket Card

Don’t know about you, but we’re off to grab our Punch Boards and get crafting! We hope this post is as inspiring for you as it is for us. Creative cheers!

Lucky Candy Boxes

Happy St. Patrick’s Day We R fans! I hope you’ve got your green on today. But, if not…you’re in luck. I’ve got a fun green project to share with you today that will keep you pinch proof. Check out these Lucky Candy Boxes!

Lucky Candy Boxes by Aly Dosdall 1

Lucky Candy Boxes by Aly Dosdall 2

To create these festive treat containers I used a cool trick that combines both the Candy Box Punch Board and the Gift Bag Punch Board. I started out by trimming a 4 1/2″ x 7″ piece of paper. I followed the instructions on the Candy Box Punch Board to punch and score the first side of the paper, and then used the reverse punch on the candy box edge.

punch boards 1

Next I pulled out my Gift Bag Punch Board and placed the opposite side of the paper into the punch. I scored the paper all the way across using the horizontal score line. Then I lined up the first vertical Candy Box score line on my paper with the start on the Gift Box Punch Board and punched.

punch boards 2

I moved the paper to the left, lining up the next vertical score line with the start line and punched. I repeated this with all of the vertical score lines from the Candy Box Punch Board until I created four flaps for the bottom of my box. (I trimmed off the extra half flap at the end.)

punch boards 3

Then I assembled the box with some strong adhesive, filled it with chocolate (this box fits 3 Hershey’s Nuggets perfectly), tied some glitter tulle around the top, and added a die cut shamrock and some gold sequins.

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Lucky Candy Boxes by Aly Dosdall 4

These Lucky Candy Boxes make great gifts for neighbors, friends, teachers or co-workers. You could also make them in bulk for a class party, or for a neighborhood get-together. They work great for any holiday, event or occasion. Simply use appropriate papers, colors, and embellishments to match your theme.



Candy Box Punch Board
Gift Box Punch Board
Love Notes 12×12 Paper Pad
Sequin Stickers–Gold

Pillow Box Utensil Holder

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. I love to find multiple uses for my crafting tools! It makes me feel like I’m getting a little extra bang for my buck. And if you can get more bang for your buck during the holiday season, even better. Here’s a great way to use your Pillow Box Punch Board this season–create a Thanksgiving utensil holder!

Pillow Box Utensil Holder by Aly Dosdall

To make a Pillow Box Utensil Holder trim your paper according to the guide on the punch board to fit the size of your utensils (longer boxes for longer utensils, shorter for shorter). Punch and score the bottom end of the pillow box as instructed on the board, and then punch and score the top of the box as shown in the photo below, leaving the middle panel unscored. That will be the back of your utensil holder.

utensil holder 1

Next, use the score lines on the top of the box as guides to trim off what would end up being the front flap, as seen in the photo below. Once assembled, this will be the front of your utensil holder.

utensil holder 2

utensil holder 3

Fold over the small right panel and place some adhesive on it (I recommend hot glue). Then fold over the larger left panel and adhere the two panels together. Fold up the bottom flaps and embellish your utensil holder as desired.

Pillow Box Utensil Holder by Aly Dosdall 2

I added some die cut feathers, an embossed sticker, some cotton twine, and some enamel shapes. Though I chose not to, you could also add a sentiment or the name of the guest you’d like to sit in that seat–perfect place card.

Pillow Box Utensil Holder by Aly Dosdall 1

While my utensil holder is Thanksgiving themed, you can make them for any holiday or occasion–Christmas, birthdays, showers, etc. Just swap out themed papers and embellishments to fit your needs.



Pillow Box Punch Board
Feather Shape Die
Evolution Advanced
Shine Aztec 12×12 Patterned Paper
Shine 6×6 Paper Pad
Shine Embossed Stickers
Enamel Shapes–Neutral

Owl Pillow Boxes

When I think of fall images of beautifully colored leaves are what first come to mind, but another fun fall icon that I love is owls. They’re darling on fall projects of all kinds. I was inspired by this festive critter to create some owl pillow boxes for fall. Take a peek!

Owl Pillow Boxes by Aly Dosdall

I used my Pillow Box Punch board to create the box, trimming my Notable kraft paper to 6×6 inches before punching it out. Then, to create the owl’s belly I cut a 2 1/2 x 4 3/4 inch piece of orange polka Notable paper and scored the bottom along the curve score line on the punch board.

owl pillow boxes_score belly

owl pillow boxes_cut wings


Next I cut along the curved score line so that the bottom of the owl’s belly fit the shape of the bottom of the pillow box. I cut some shallow curves out of each side of the belly to form the owl’s wings and then adhered it to the box. To create some feathers for the owl’s belly I punched out several notch shapes with my Thumb Notch Punch and layered them over the orange belly.

owl pillow boxes_punch feathers

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To create the eyes I punched out two circles (1 1/2 & 1 1/4 inches), and added some orange enamel dots in the centers. The beak is a triangle cut from the triangle kraft Notable paper.

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Designer tip: when working with folded and/or curved paper like this project I always use my glue gun to adhere the paper securely.

These treat boxes would make a great fall party favor, back-to-school gift, or neighbor gift. Of course I filled them with another one of my favorite things about fall–candy corn!!

For more project ideas featuring owls, check out THIS blog post with a tutorial for creating an owl gift bag with the Gift Bag Punch Board.

We R Owl Gift Bag by Aly Dosdall



Pillow Box Punch Board
Notable Paper Pack
Thumb Notch Punch
Enamel Dots–Warm