Halloween Pocket Party Favors

Hello, friends!  It’s Rebecca and I hope you are in the mood for some Halloween treats today!  It’s only August, that’s true, but I just got the cutest spooky paper pad from DCWV and I couldn’t wait to use it to create some party favors.  It’s called Witches Brew, it’s available at Joann Stores, and I paired it up with some of my favorite WRMK tools like the Banner Punch BoardPocket Maker Punchboard, and the Happy Jig for some scary goodies!

Halloween Party Pocket Favors by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Halloween Party Pocket Favors by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

After choosing some chilling paper patterns, I created pockets to house some fun-size candy.  I followed the instructions on the Pocket Maker Punchboard to make 4.25″ x 5″ notched pockets.  You could use the pocket style with the flap, as well, but I thought it would be enticing to give a little sneak of what’s inside so I opted to leave the top open.

Halloween Party Pocket Favors by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Both pocket styles are easy to make with the board, but the notched pockets come together super-quick and if you have a lot of them to make, it might save you a little time.  After assembling the pockets, I filled them with the candy treats, then tied black ribbon around the pocket, resting it in the notch; that keeps the candy from spilling out and holds the ribbon in place.

Halloween Party Pocket Favors by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Next, I chose some matching papers to create banner tags with the Banner Punchboard.  Most of the tags are about 3″ x 3″, give or take.  I paired each tag with a small card that I trimmed from the Witches Brew stack.  They offer really cute designs and sayings, and what I like most about this collection is that the colors are a more complex palette for Halloween than standard bright orange, purple, and green.  Some of the papers will even work well for non-Halloween projects.

Halloween Party Pocket Favors by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

With my Crop-a-Dile, I secured the card and tag together with black eyelets to stop them from ripping when I slid the ribbon through the hole.

Halloween Party Pocket Favors by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

The final touch was a pipe cleaner bat that I made with the Happy Jig.  You can use wire if you’d rather, but I found that 12″ black pipe cleaners were just the right length for the bats, and I can let my kids help make them!  The pipe cleaners are a bit more malleable than the wire for their small hands, but they still hold the shape well.  As a bonus, they lend some fuzzy texture to the packages!

Halloween Party Pocket Favors by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

This is an easy and fun Halloween project that will come in handy this year when we celebrate my son’s birthday in mid-October.  I’m thinking of having a Halloween costume birthday party for him and I’ve already got a head start on the favors!

Halloween Party Pocket Favors by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies:

Pocket Maker Punchboard
Banner Punchboard
Happy Jig
Crop-a-Dile
Eyelets

DCWV Inc Witches Brew 12×12 Stack available at Joann Stores

Father’s Day Mini Album

I made a mini album for Father’s Day. In Germany we already celebrated this day two weeks ago. My daughter painted small pictures and wrote letters for her dad. These should come into the album.

Father´s Day Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

Father´s Day Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

Father´s Day Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

Father´s Day Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

So I wanted to integrate little pockets into the album. All the little letters should come into these. This gave me the idea to do the whole album with the Pocket Maker Punchboard. Also the book cover should be a pocket.

We R Memory Keepers Pocket Maker Punch Board

The inner part consists of 6 pockets. I created them all with the Pocket Maker Punchboard. This was very quick and easy. For one pocket I used a painted picture of my daughter. Also a photo is suitable well for a bag. Here you have to be careful that the motive is not too big. So that it is not cut off during folding.

We R Memory Keepers Pocket Maker Punch Board

Please note that the bottom side of the pockets is not glued. This must be open so that the pockets can be sewn to the spine of the book.

Mini Clear Cut Circle Punch by We R Memory Keeprs

If you still want to edit the pockets with the Mini Clear Cut Punch or the Word Punch Board, do so before the bags are bound into the album.

Word Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

When you’ve finished the bags, the book cover will be made. I have made this bag longer than the size shown in the table. I wrote the measurement on the photo. I hope you can see it.

Pocket Maker Punch board by We R Memory Keepers

The pocket is narrow and long. The spine is 1.25 inch wide. So that the 6 pockets have enough space.

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

Maybe you can see it on the photo. I folded the bag at 3 inches and at 1 ¾ inch.

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

That’s what your book cover looks like. Now glue the back pocket to the book cover.

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Then the remaining pockets are attached to the spine of the book with the Book Binding Guide. I have sketched the inside of the spine. Whereby on my picture a dot is missing.

I made this only for orientation. The distance can vary afterwards. Because there are 5 pockets, which are sewn in.

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Now the lower fold is fastened from the pocket into the ruler. Therefore the flap must be open. I have attached the bag to the spine of the book with clamps. So that it does not shift. Now prick the holes for the normal book binding with the needle.

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That’s what it looks like on the spine of the book.

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If the bag is attached to the spine of the book, the bottom side of the bag can be glued.

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Here is a short video and photos from the finished album.

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Thank you very much for watching and if you have any questions, please feel free to write me.

I wish you a happy Father’s Day!

Steffi

 

SUPPLIES:

Pocket Maker Punchboard

Word Punch Board

Mini Clear Cut Punch

Journal Studio – Book Binding Guide

Trim and Score Board

 

 

Mother’s Day Gift Wrap Idea

Hello there!  It’s Rebecca with you today and I’m sharing some fun gift wrap ideas for Mother’s Day.  My own mother passed away a few years ago, but there are many other women I consider and think of on this special day.  My mother-in-law inspired my project today, as she LOVES to shop and a gift card is always a good bet for her.  We usually end up taking her out shopping on Mother’s Day, as well, so, for her, the gift card becomes the conduit with which we share the holiday.

Mother's Day Gift Wrap Ideas by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Mother's Day Gift Wrap Ideas by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

 

We’re just a few days away from May 12th, as well, so if you’re in a pinch for a gift, this is a quick one to create at the last minute!  I used the Pocket Maker Punchboard to create several gift card holders, and then I selected a few other We R Memory Keepers tools to make embellishments and dress them up.

Mother's Day Gift Wrap Ideas by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

The Pocket Maker makes light work of creating card holders, and you can create a pocket in loads of sizes, too!  I chose pockets with a flap so I could close them, and created them with the Easy Peasy paper stack from DCWV.  The florals in this stack made me think of moms everywhere and became the perfect outerwear for the gift cards found inside.

Mother's Day Gift Wrap Ideas by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

On almost all of the pockets, I used the Word Punchboard to create name tags, then I notched them with the Bow Guide from the 1-2-3 Punchboard.

Mother's Day Gift Wrap Ideas by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

My husband’s family is Filipino so the kids call his parents Lolo and Lola; hence this pocket is for my mother-in-law from them.  I added a pretty flower detail to the outside with the Stitch Happy Punch Needle.  I used a stencil that came in the kit for the flower design, and then used the needle to stitch it up.  This one takes a little planning–don’t assemble the pocket and add adhesive until you’ve completed your stitching!

Mother's Day Gift Wrap Ideas by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Tassels always make presents more fun, and gift card holders are no exception!  I whipped up a few with the Tassel Loom and a matching palette of crochet thread, attaching them with some mini glittered clothespins.  Don’t forget that you can use practically any kind of trim–thread, twine, yarn, ribbon–to create tassels with this tool.  Out of my entire WRMK repertoire, it’s safe to say that the Tassel Loom is the tool I use the most often!

Mother's Day Gift Wrap Ideas by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Another favorite for gift decorating is pom-poms!  They just scream FUN and I actually find them fun to make, too, especially with the Party Pom-Pom Maker from WRMK.  I used to wind yarn around my hand and get an incredibly uneven pom-pom that required loads of trimming.  But I can make a few of these (they’re made with the smallest maker) in a few minutes and they turn out great!

Mother's Day Gift Wrap Ideas by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Mother's Day Gift Wrap Ideas by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Mother's Day Gift Wrap Ideas by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I paired the pom-poms with some grosgrain ribbon bows that I made with the Bow Loom.  This is another tool that gets a lot of use in my house, and you can use all sorts of different trims again with it, like the Tassel Loom.  I created a simple bow, then glued the pom-pom to the center of it.

Mother's Day Gift Wrap Ideas by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

If you’re giving a gift card to the wonderful women in your life on May 12th this year, maybe you’ll try one of these variations.  And if you’re giving a gift card, it might be nice to accompany your special lady when she uses it…Moms love a little extra quality time with their favorite people.

Mother's Day Gift Wrap Ideas by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies:

 

Pocket Maker Punchboard

Stitch Happy Punch Needle Kit

Word Punchboard

Tassel Loom

Party Pom-Pom Maker

Bow Loom

1-2-3 Punchboard

 

Washi Tape Mini Album

Hello everyone!  It’s Eva here showing you how to use the Washi Tape Runner and the Pocket Punch Board to create an easy mini album.

Washi Tape Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The new Washi Tape Runner is the perfect tool for all your washi tapes; you can use different roll widths and the tool has also a retractable blade for easy cutting. I decided to use my washi tape to bind my mini album, adding texture and color to my project.

The first thing I did was using my Pocket Punch Board to create the pages of my album.

We R Memory Keepers Pocket Punch Board

 

This tool is super easy to use and you can create pockets with or without flaps. It even has a notch punch on top with guides so you can center your notch every time!

We R Memory Keepers Pocket Punch Board

Next, I used my Washi tape runner and some lovely washi tapes from the Succulent set to bind my pages.

I bind all of my pages first and then run my mini album through my Stitch Happy to secure the pages.

Washi Tape Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Washi Tape RunnerWashi Tape Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Washi Tape Runner

 

Inside the mini album I used washi tape in different ways, for example: I used it to hold my pictures, the thin washi tape is perfect for that because it doesn’t distract you from the picture.

Washi Tape Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Washi Tape Runner

Inside the pockets you can add pictures, tags, journaling or memorabilia!

Washi Tape Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Washi Tape Runner

I also used my washi tape to create a flap with my photo. You can lift the photograph and read the journaling underneath. This is a great way to add more pictures too!

Washi Tape Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Washi Tape RunnerWashi Tape Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Washi Tape Runner

You can also use your washi tape to embellish; the designs are super cute and they are perfect for everyday projects, besides the Washi Tape Roller leaves a beautiful cut and it is easy to cut your washi exactly were you want.

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Finally, I used my washi tape to add a big picture to my mini album. I simply cut it in two and held the two pieces together with some washi tape.

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The last page is very simply and I only used the washi tape to hold that cute picture of my little boy and me.

Washi Tape Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Washi Tape Runner

Washi tape is so versatile and I am sure you have tons in a basket waiting to be used! I am sure that with the new Washi Tape Runner you are going to be using it so much more!

Washi Tape Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Washi Tape Runner

Have a great day!

Eva


Supplies:

Pocket Punch Board

Washi Tape Runner

Washi Tape Set

Stitch Happy

DIY Valentine’s Day Flipbook

Hello We R friends! Enza here to share a Valentine’s Day project created with the help of a few We R Memory Keepers tools. Some of these tools have become a staple for me; I use them all the time for a variety of crafty projects, as they allow me to get the job done quickly and efficiently.

For today I’ve decided to make a Valentine loaded trifold flipbook to send to one of my best crafty friends.

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Valentine’s Day Flipbook by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I started by trimming my paper to measure 7×12 inches, and scored it at 4 and 8 inches with the Mini Score Board.

We R Memory Keepers Mini Score Board

I wanted the folding flaps to have slanted corners, so I marked them vertically at 3.5 inches an d cut them with a craft knife using the 12” ruler that comes in the Ultimate Tool Kit as my guide.

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Once the base was ready, I started making my embellishments. First, rosettes in different sizes, which I simply embellished with a sticker in the center and transformed into paper clips.

We R Memory Keepers Mini Score Board

Next two tags, that I used to wrap washi tape around and add as a little surprise.

We R Memory Keepers Tag Punch Board

Lastly, I created a “love” word with the Happy Jig, which I thought it would be a nice and sweet addition.

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig

In order to hold all these goodies, I added pockets to each flap by simply stitching a strip of paper down. I embellished each section of the flipbook with lots of die cuts and stickers from the Crate Paper La La Love collection.

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A couple of weeks ago I made some Valentines Pockets with the Pocket Punch Board for my kids’ classmates (you can find the tutorial here), and I liked them so much that I “stole” a couple to add to this flipbook. They not only fit perfectly, but allowed me to bring in an extra interactive element that is always fun to discover 😉

Valentine's Day Flipbook by Enza Gudor for We R Memory KeepersValentine's Day Flipbook by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

Thank you for stopping by today! I can’t wait to give this flipbook to my sweet friend. What crafts are you making for Valentine’s Day?

Enza

 

Supplies:

Mini Score Board

Happy Jig

Tag Punch Board

Ultimate Tool Kit

Pocket Maker Punch Board

Stitch Happy Sewing Machine

Crate Paper La La Love

 

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!

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

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

Thank You Cards with the Pocket Punch Board

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here today with a trio of thank you cards. This time of year always reminds us to put our focus on gratitude and sending thank you cards is such an amazing way to express that sentiment. Using the new We R Memory Keepers Pocket Punch Board helped me make several thank you cards quickly, check them out.

Thank You Cards featuring the Pocket Punch Board by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

The Pocket Punch Board is another wonderful addition to the punch board family! This tool allows you to make several different types of pockets. And of course, it comes with an amazing guide to create pockets in whatever dimension you need for your project!

Thank You Cards featuring the Pocket Punch Board by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

The reason I was pumped about the Pocket Punch Board was this patterned paper from Pebbles that I have been hoarding. The paper was full of gorgeous thank you tags and making pockets gave me the perfect way to use them on my cards!

Thank You Cards featuring the Pocket Punch Board by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Because of the tags I would be using, I chose the pocket design with the notch. The Pocket Punch Board is incredibly easy to use. With two cuts, three scores, and a punch, my pocket was done! On these cards, I made the 4” x 3.5” pockets.

Thank You Cards featuring the Pocket Punch Board by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

There is something about the notch at the top of these pockets that gets me! Maybe it’s the nostalgic feel of library card pockets? Whatever it is, I love the look!

All the tags on my cards were cut from patterned paper. I used my Cropadile to punch the holes in the tags and threaded thick twine through each one.

Thank You Cards featuring the Pocket Punch Board by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

On each pocket, I added another thank you phrase, because, can you ever say thank you enough? I also added some stickers. While these stickers were clear, I placed them on white cardstock and trimmed them out. This made them pop more and stand out better.

Thank You Cards featuring the Pocket Punch Board by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

What will you put inside your pockets?

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers

Pebbles

October New Releases: Part 2

Hello friends! Today is our favorite kind of day because we get to share some exciting new releases with you. We’re extra excited about this new collection because it spans across several of our sister brands at American Crafts, and is a fabulous way to plan, organize, preserve memories, and document moments. Introducing the new Journal Studio Tools and Storage!

We R Memory Keepers Journal Studio Tools and Storage

Write it, plan it, and make it happen with the Journal Studio by We R Memory Keepers! With a wide variety of tools and punches, Journal Studio has something for everyone.

Journal Studio Tools and Storage by We R Memory Keepers

Chic, felt pouches organize stamps, pens, and embellishments, perfect for on-the-go journaling.

Journal Studio Tools and Storage by We R Memory Keepers

Unique tools and punches like the Reflection Tracer, Journal Guide, and Mini Trimmer customize your pages and make journaling easier than ever. So whatever the plan, the dream, or the goal, get there with Journal Studio.

Pocket Punch Board

The Pocket Punch Board creates picture-perfect pockets for your journals and planners. Punch out pockets with your favorite patterned papers and customize with washi tape, glitter, and markers. This Punch Board creates over 100 pocket sizes in flap or notch styles.

Pocket Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Pocket Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Book Binding Guide

The Book Binding Guide has everything you need to make custom journals and planners possible. Create Saddle, Japanese, and Coptic bound books in no time. This package includes one Book Binding Guide.

Book Binding Guide by We R Memory Keepers

Book Binding Guide by We R Memory Keepers

Mini Paper Trimmer

The Mini Paper Trimmer is the perfect tool for making quick, small cuts. It’s perfect for on-the-go crafting and journaling, and is just the right size for backpacks, craft bags, and purses. This package includes one Mini Paper Trimmer.

Mini Paper Trimmer by We R Memory Keepers

Reflection Tracer

The Reflection Tracer is a must-have tool for tracing images straight from your phone! Special materials reflect images from your phone onto your journal for easing tracing and perfect lines. And it all comes in a chic, grey felt case for on-the-go journaling.

Reflection Tracer by We R Memory Keepers

Reflection Tracer by We R Memory Keepers

Interchangeable Stamps

This self-inking stamp is just the thing to take your planner goals above and beyond. It’s interchangeable stamps are perfect for marking important dates, trips, and goals, and small enough for on-the-go journaling. Handy tweezers included.

Interchangeable Stamps by We R Memory Keepers

Magnetic Alphabet Stencils

Get straight lines and custom phrases with these magnetic alphabet stencils! Choose letters to make lists, words, and keys, place them in the stencil holder, and trace away! Included are 26 letter stencils, one stencil holder, and one grey felt carrying case.

Magnetic Alphabet Stencils by We R Memory Keepers

Magnetic Symbol Stencils

Get straight lines and custom embellishments with these magnetic symbol stencils! Choose icons to make lists, words, and keys, place them in the stencil holder, and trace away! Included are 26 icon stencils, one stencil holder, and one grey felt carrying case.

Magnetic Symbol Stencils by We R Memory Keepers

Felt Travel Workspace

Journal anywhere and everywhere with this travel-sized workspace! Simply unfold the felt workspace and start creating. It features a photo pocket, removeable workspace, journal holders, a removable clipboard, tool holders, and a tool pocket.

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Felt Snap Pocket

Chic, felt pockets are the perfect place to store all your favorite pens, pencils, scissors, markers and more.

Felt Snap Pocket by We R Memory Keepers

Felt Zip Pocket

Chic, felt pockets are the perfect place to store all your favorite pens, pencils, scissors, markers and more.

Felt Zip Pocket by We R Memory Keepers

Washi Tape Keychain

This Washi Tape Keychain is a must-have on-the-go organizer for any journal keeper. Store your favorite washi tape on the spool and small embellishments in the pocket! Clip it to any journal for easy travel.

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Embellishment Organizer

Organize and store your favorite small embellishments for planner, journals, and more with this embellishment organizer! Keep stickers, scraps, sequins, and more in this convenient carrier.

Embellishment Organizer

The All-In-One Journal Guide was released in August, and is also part of this exciting Journal Studio collection.

Journal Guide by We R Memory Keepers

Whew! That’s a lot of awesome new releases! These new releases will start shipping to retailers at the end of October, so watch for them in stores and online near the end of November, or early December.