Valentine’s Day Project Roundup

Hello and Happy Friday friends! We’re looking forward to the weekend, but first we want to share some awesome Valentine’s Day project inspiration with you. Here are our Top 5 Most Popular Valentine’s Day Projects from 2018!

Gate Fold Valentine

There’s something special about a handmade valentine, and this beauty is not exception! CLICK HERE to find out how to make a gate fold valentine using the Trim and Score Board and the 3 Way Corner Punch.

Handmade Gift: Envelope Photo Album

This cute little photo album is a great gift idea to share with your valentine. It’s easy to make with the Mini Envelope Punch Board. For a full tutorial CLICK HERE.

Envelope Photo Album by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Love Notes Cupcake Toppers

If you’re throwing a Valentine’s Day party these Mini Envelope Punch Board cupcake toppers are the perfect way to tell your guests how much they mean to you. Not only are they cute, but they each hold a little love note. You can find the how-to featuring the HERE.

Love Note Cupcake Toppers with the Mini Envelope Punch Board by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Valentine’s Day Scrapbook Page

Document the one you love with a cool grid pattern scrapbook layout. The easiest way to make multiple squares or rectangles is the Square Punch Board. For more photos and details CLICK HERE.

Valentines Day Layout with the Square Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Add Hidden Journaling

Use the Envelope Punch Board to add hidden journaling to your planner, scrapbook page, or traveler’s notebook. Sometimes the words we want to say to our valentine are meant just for them, so hide them in a cute little envelope! Visit the blog HERE for full instructions.

Valentine's Day Layout with the Envelope Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful crafty weekend.

Happy Jig Project Roundup

Happy Friday crafty friends! We made it to the weekend…phew. Today we’ve got a roundup of some cute and clever craft project ideas created with Happy Jig. We hope these ideas inspire you to get out your jig and create this weekend. Enjoy!

Wire Cake Topper

One of our favorite Happy Jig projects to make is a cake topper! You can make a cake topper to say anything you want–the possibilities are endless. If you’d like to learn how to make the wedding cake topper below, CLICK HERE.

Wire Wedding Cake Topper by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Happy Jig wire design tool

Wire Place Card Holder and Table Tent

Wire decor kind of lends itself to a wedding theme, so we’ve got another bit of wedding inspiration for you created with the Happy Jig. We love this pretty place card holder and table tent! You can find the full tutorial HERE.

Wedding Table Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Accordion Fold Mini Album

Custom wire embellishments add a sweet special touch to this fold out baby album. We think this is such a precious handmade gift idea! CLICK HERE for more photos and details.

Baby Mini Book with the Happy Jig by Eva PIzarro for We R Memory Keepers

Baby Mini Book with the Happy Jig by Eva PIzarro for We R Memory Keepers

Mermaid Party Favors

Send the guests home from your next party or event with favors decked in Happy Jig designs! We love this mermaid party favor idea! For the full tutorial CLICK HERE.

DIY Mermaid Party Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Travel Scrapbook Page

Make the title and story of your scrapbook page stand out with the Happy Jig! This travel layout is as unforgettable as the memories documented on it. Visit the blog HERE for more photos and details.

Travel Layout with the Happy Jig by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

We hope these projects have inspired you to get creative with the Happy Jig. Be sure to share your creations on our Facebook page HERE. We’d love to see what you’re making!

Supplies:

Happy Jig
Happy Jig Wire

7 Planner Hacks

Hey planner girls! We know you love to plan and create, so we’ve got a roundup of seven time-saving planner hacks to make sure you get plenty of time for the things you love.

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From easy DIY planner clips to confetti shaker pockets, we’ve got some great planner inspiration, so grab a cup of something yummy, sit back, and enjoy!

DIY Washi Tape Planner Clips

DIY Washi Tape Planner Clips by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

For quick and easy custom planner clips or bookmarks, grab your favorite washi tape, some paper clips, and the Washi Chomper. Then CLICK HERE for a full tutorial.

Make Your Own Patterned Paper

DIY Planner Washi Tape Accents by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Cover white cardstock with washi tape to create custom “patterned paper”, and then punch out months, dates, or other words with the Word Punch Board. You can find full instructions HERE.

Make Planner Shaker Pockets

Planner Shaker Pockets by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Put your planner photo sleeves to use in a unique way by making DIY Shaker Pockets! Punch your favorite color papers with the Sprinkle Punch, place them in the photo sleeve, and tape it shut with washi tape. Learn more on the blog HERE.

DIY Coin Envelope Planner Insert

DIY Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Make your own coin envelope for storing planner accessories, stickers, receipts and more. It’s easy to make with your favorite patterned paper and the 123 Punch board. Add it to almost any size and style planner with the Planner Punch Board. CLICK HERE for a full tutorial.

Add Details to Your Planner with the Typecast Typewriter

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Did you know that you can roll your planner pages, dashboards, and inserts right through the Typecast Typewriter to add details, journaling, lists and more to your planner? Find more photos and details on our blog HERE.

Draw Foil Accents in Your Planner

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Emphasize important dates, notes, or events in your planner with the foil writing and drawing. The battery-powered Heat Wave Foil Pen makes it easy to add a bit of sparkle and shine using several different colors of foil and stencils as well. For more photos and details, visit the blog HERE.

Create Custom Wire Embellishments

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Use the Happy Jig wire design tool to create cool planner clips, accents, and embellishments for your planner. The wire comes in several different colors, and the design possibilities are endless! CLICK HERE for the tutorial.

Thanks for stopping by! We hope these fun planner hacks inspire you and help save you some extra crafting/plannning/creating time. Be sure to come back tomorrow for more information.

5 Ways to Use Washi Tape

Hello, and Happy Friday We R fans! We hope you’ve enjoyed all the washi tape projects from our design team this week.

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Today we’ve got some more washi tape ideas for you with our roundup, 5 Ways to Use Washi Tape!

Washi Tape Menu Planner

Washi tape is a great way to create a grid or chart for menu planning, chores, or a calendar. Use a white board or some vinyl with a dry erase marker so you can edit your chart as you need. CLICK HERE for a full tutorial for this menu planner by Eva Pizarro.

Washi Tape Menu Planner by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Washi Tape Planner Spread

Use your favorite washi tape to decorate your planner. Washi tape is the perfect way to emphasize important dates, make lists, or add some color and pattern. If you’d like some tips on using washi tape with our Washi Chomper in your planner, CLICK HERE.

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Emphasize a Focal Point

Washi tape combined with the Washi Chomper is the perfect way to bring emphasis to a focal point on your project. We love how scrapbook.com user Contrarymar created arrows with her washi tape and placed them right next to her photo so the eye goes there first. For more info on her lovely layout, CLICK HERE.

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Divide up Layout Sections

Washi tape works great as a way of dividing different sections on a project. This pie chart design on scrapbook.com user Yvette Weber’s layout is sectioned off perfectly with black washi tape. CLICK HERE for more details about her scrapbook page.

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Create a Design Element

Combine your favorite washi tape with the Washi Chomper to create a cool design element like the sun on this beautiful scrapbook page by scrapbook.com user Contrarymar. You can learn more about her layout HERE.

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Thanks for stopping by friends. We hope you have a great weekend, and happy washi crafting!

Supplies:

Washi Tape
Washi Chomper

3 Ways to Use the Tag Punch Board

Tag Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Hello, and happy Friday friends! We hope you’ve enjoyed Tag Punch Board Week and all the amazing projects our designers have shared. Today we’re sharing three unique ways to use the Tag Punch Board in your paper craft projects. Let’s get started.

Combine the Tag Punch Board with the Square Punch Board

If you need to make several tags of the same size for gifts or another bulk project, your two best friends are the Square Punch Board and the Tag Punch Board. (More photos and details HERE.)

Square Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

One punch for each tag takes half the time that two cuts with the trimmer for each tag does!

Tag Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Aly Dosdall made these for Valentine’s Day, but you can switch up the papers and stickers and make them for any occasion.

The We R Memory Keepers Tag Punch Board and Square Punch Board makd for easy bulk tags!. Photo and project by Aly Dosdall


Make Tent Tags with the Tag Punch Board

If you’d like to write some thoughts or wishes on your gift tag, a tent tag is perfect for that! (More photos and details by Eva Pizarro on the Pebbles Inc blog HERE.)

Tent Tags by Eva Pizarro for Pebbles Inc featuring the Forever My Always collection and the We R Memory Keepers Tag Punch Board and

Simply trim your paper into a long strip, fold it in half, and then cut and punch with the Tag Punch Board according to the directions.

Tag Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Just be sure the fold is at the top of your tag.

Tag Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Use the Tag Punch Board to make a Quad-Fold Invite

For a unique party invitation, fold your paper into quarters and then cut and punch with the Tag Punch Board! (Full instructions by Chantalle McDaniel on our blog HERE.)

Quad-Fold Party Invite by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Tag Punch Board

Quad-Fold Party Invite by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Tag Punch Board

Add embellishments and party details inside and out!

Quad-Fold Party Invite by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Tag Punch Board

We hope these Tag Punch Board ideas have inspired you. Thanks for stopping by today. Have an awesome weekend friends, and Happy Crafting!

 

 

Stitch Happy Project Inspiration

Hello We R friends, and welcome to Stitch Happy Week! Our design team has been playing around with their machines, and they’ve put together some awesome projects that you’re going to love. Today, we’re featuring some project inspiration from our fabulous in house designers, so sit back, relax, and enjoy the eye candy!

Stitch Happy project inspiration from We R Memory Keepers

Keep your favorite hot drink from getting cold with this cute felt coffee cozy. It’s easy to add distinct decorative stitching with the Stitch Happy.

Stitch Happy project inspiration from We R Memory Keepers

The Stitch Happy has an enhanced motor so it can handle multiple layers of thick material, such as upholstery fabric, faux leather, light denim, and more!

Stitch Happy project inspiration from We R Memory Keepers

The Stitch Happy can do everything a basic sewing machine can, so it can take care of all your favorite fabric sewing projects with regular thread as well, including making button holes.

Stitch Happy project inspiration from We R Memory Keepers

No need to swap needles when working with paper and fabric! The Stitch Happy multimedia needles are specially coated so they won’t dull when used with paper.

Stitch Happy project inspiration from We R Memory Keepers

Add beautiful detail and texture to your paper craft projects.

Stitch Happy project inspiration from We R Memory Keepers

Stitch Happy project inspiration from We R Memory Keepers

Stitch Happy project inspiration from We R Memory Keepers

We hope you enjoyed these Stitch Happy project ideas. Be sure to check back each day this week for some more sewing projects and tutorials featuring this fabulous new tool!

Supreme Ruler Project Inspiration and Video

Hello We R friends, and Happy Monday! This week our team has prepared some awesome Father’s Day projects for you, so be sure to check in later this week for some fabulous gift ideas. But, today we wanted to share some project inspiration and a video about our new release, the Supreme Ruler!

Supreme Ruler by We R Memory Keepers

If you missed our exciting blog announcement with all the details about this awesome new tool, you can see that HERE. With the Supreme Ruler, you can easily measure and cut paper. How gorgeous is this woven paper wall hanging made with the Supreme Ruler by our in house designers?

Easily weave a beautiful paper wall hanging with the Supreme Ruler by We R Memory Keepers

Easily cut paper, felt and other fabric with the Supreme Ruler and a craft knife. This pencil holder is a quick and easy project with this crafter’s must-have!

Easily cut felt and other fabric with the Supreme Ruler by We R Memory Keepers

Check out the overview video below to see how versatile and useful the Supreme Ruler is for crafters of all kinds!

Thanks for stopping by today. Keep an eye out on our social media channels for a Supreme Ruler giveaway coming soon!

Top Ten Pinterest Posts

Happy Friday friends, and welcome back to the blog! We hoped you’ve enjoyed this week’s “pin-spiration” from our design team. Today we’re closing off “Inspired by Pinterest” Week with a roundup of the Top Ten Most Pinned Projects from our Pinterest boards. Check them out below, and if you haven’t already, give us a follow on Pinterest for some fabulous project inspiration!

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10. Valentine Party Pouch

This sweet Valentine’s Day Party Pouch comes in at number 10 with 439 repins, and 46 likes. Make some for your next party, whatever the theme, with our Goodie Bag Guide and Glassine PapersCLICK HERE to pin this to your Pinterest board.

Valentine Party Pouch

9. Peg Board Storage Wall

This Peg Board Storage Wall idea, with 492 repins and 78 likes,  is perfect for small craft spaces since it takes up vertical rather than horizontal room. If you’re not the DIY type, you can grab a few of our Peg Board Frames from our Organization Gallery collection for your own creative space. To add this pin to your Pinterest board, CLICK HERE.

Peg Board Storage Wall

8. Shaker Pocket Bookmarks

The Photo Sleeve Fuse continues to be one of our most popular tools, and our fans just love this idea for making shaker pocket bookmarks. With 534 repins, and 39 likes, we love the idea too! CLICK HERE to pin this to your Pinterest board.

Shaker Pocket Bookmarks

7. DIY Fabric Envelopes

These pretty fabric envelopes  (623 repins, 67 likes) are a great way to package a handmade card or other gift. Easily make your own with our Denim Blues fabric paper and 123 Punch Board (or Envelope Punch Board). If you’d like to add this pin to your Pinterest board, CLICK HERE.

Fabric Envelopes

6. Stitched Party Garland

Add some color and style to your next party with a Stitched Party Garland. At least 695 pinners repinned this, and 115 liked it, so you can’t go wrong! Grab our new Stitch Happy sewing machine (available in June–pre order HERE) so you can make your own.

Stitched Party Garland

5. Embossed Butterfly Card

This pretty card comes in at number 5 with 957 repins and 80 likes. CLICK HERE to pin this to your Pinterest board. We just love the pretty embossed background! You can get the same look with our Next Level Embossing Folders and Evolution Advanced.

Embossed Butterfly Card

4. Free Font Downloads

We can tell we’ve got some font fans with our number 4 most popular pin at 1076 repins and 93 likes. CLICK HERE to pin this to your Pinterest board so you can grab these fun free fonts. Remember, you can add beautiful metallic handwriting and accents to your craft projects with our Heatwave Foiling Tool and Stencils.

Free Font Downloads

3. Interactive Gift Card Holder

This darling interactive gift card holder has 1174 repins and 135 likes. CLICK HERE to pin this fab project to your Pinterest Board. If you’d like to make one for a loved one, you can use our Evolution Advanced and Gift Card Holder Pop-Up Die.

Gift Card Holder

2. DIY Gift Card Holder

This DIY gift card holder made with the Envelope Punch Board is our second most popular pin with 1853 repins and 208 likes. CLICK HERE to pin this and to learn how to make one with your Envelope Punch Board (or 123 Punch Board).

DIY Gift Card Holder

1. Handmade Valentine Idea

Grab your die cutting machine, some baker’s twine, and some sugar free gum to make our most popular Pinterest post, with 6385 repins and 1211 likes. Moms will appreciate their kids bringing home a little less sugar from the Valentine’s Day party!

Handmade Valentine Idea

Thanks for joining us this week with our Pinterest projects, and we hope you’ve found some helpful inspiration and ideas. Don’t forget to follow us on Pinterest HERE for the latest project ideas with our newest tools.

Birthday Project Roundup

We R Memory Keepers Birthday Blog Projects

Hello We R fans, and happy Friday! We hope you’ve enjoyed all the birthday project inspiration from our design team this week. To cap off our week, week today we’ve got a roundup of favorite birthday themed projects from past blog posts. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy some eye candy!

Jumbo File Folder Birthday Card

If you’ve got an office birthday, retirement party, or other need for a large group card, why not make your own file folder card with the Template Studio, File Folder Guide, some designer poster board, and your favorite scrapbook paper collection! CLICK HERE for full instructions.

DIY File Folder Birthday Card by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Birthday Cake Topper

Dress up your birthday cake with a banner and alphas die cut using our Evolution Advanced and wide range of dies. If you’d like to make one for yourself, you can view the original blog post HERE.

Birthday Cake Topper by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Washi Tape Candles Birthday Card

Washi tape is a crafter’s staple, and still one of our favorite craft supplies. Let these easy washi tape candles be the focal point of your birthday card. You can find instructions for this card on our blog HERE.

Washi Tape Birthday Card by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Embossed Party Napkins

Run your birthday party napkins through our Evolution Advanced in one of our Embossing Folders for a simple, but oh-so-beautiful effect. CLICK HERE for more photos and details.

Embossed Party Napkins by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Honeycomb Cupcake Birthday Card

Add some fun dimension to your birthday card with a honeycomb paper pop-up element on the inside. Find out how to make one for yourself using our DIY Party Honeycomb Pads and Stencils HERE on the blog.

Honeycomb Cupcake Birthday Card by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Well, that’s all for today friends. We hope you’ve enjoyed our birthday roundup and that you’ve got plenty of inspiration for your upcoming celebrations. Have a great weekend, and we’ll see you back here on Monday!

Supplies:

Template Studio Starter Kit
File Folder Guide
Designer Poster Board
Evolution Advanced
Animal Washi Tape Dispenser
Embossing Folders
Honeycomb Pads
Honeycomb Stencils

Thanksgiving Project Roundup

Happy Friday friends! For Throwback Thursday today we’ve got a roundup of past Thanksgiving project ideas that we’ve shared here on the blog. If you need some creative inspiration for your weekend craft time, we’ve got you covered! So sit back, relax, and grab and cup of something warm to drink.

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Thankful Card & Layout

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Last year we enjoyed having guest designer Daniela Dobson share these beautiful Thankful projects with us that she made with the Wildflower collection. We just love her beautiful layout about her family’s favorite Thanksgiving, and nothing says “thank you” like a lovely handmade card. CLICK HERE for the original blog post.

Folded Leaf Garland

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This beautiful 3D fall garland is the perfect decor piece to show from September through Thanksgiving at the end of November. Folded paper shapes are a fun technique you can use on lots of different paper craft projects, and our Trim and Score Board makes scoring and folding so easy. Visit the blog post HERE for full instructions.

Thanks Banner

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Our current design team member, Kimberly Crawford, visited us last year as a guest designer and shared this simply gorgeous Thanks Banner using the Wildflower collection and the Banner Punch Board. CLICK HERE to learn how to make this easy decor piece for your Thanksgiving feast next week.

Paper Weaving Give Thanks Card

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If you’ll be a guest at Thanksgiving dinner this year, make a beautiful woven paper card to express your thanks to the evening’s host. Learn how to duplicate this pretty woven paper technique on our blog HERE.

DIY Teepee Kit

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Give the kids something fun to do while waiting for Thanksgiving dinner to start with our DIY Teepee Kit. It’s easy to assemble, and your can customize it with the included embellishments, paints, and foam stamps, or you can add your own accents and extras. CLICK HERE for more details about this 1950’s Peter Pan Inspired Teepee.

Well, we hope these projects have inspired your thankful crafting friends! If you create a gratitude themed project this weekend, be sure to share it on our Facebook page. We’d love to see what you come up with!

Supplies:

Trim and Score Board
Banner Punch Board
DIY Teepee Kit
Wildflower Collection