National Scrapbook Day Roundup

Happy Friday, and Happy (Inter)National Scrapbook Day tomorrow! We’ve been celebrating all week with plenty of scrapbooking inspiration, and today we’re going to cap things off with a roundup of some fabulous memory-keeping projects we’ve found on the internet. We love to see what you’re creating with our projects, and we hope you enjoy the inspiration!

Use your Envelope Punch Board (or 123 Punch Board) to make pockets for your scrapbook page. You can use your pockets to include extra photos, memorabilia, or journaling. CLICK HERE for more details and a process video by Zinia Armoiridou for Hip Kit Club.

Make a statement on your scrapbook page with a large bow embellishment! Use the One Piece Bow Die and the Evolution Advanced to create your bow from your favorite patterned paper. For more photos and details about Kim Jeffress’ beautiful layout, visit the Heidi Swapp blog HERE.

Mini albums are a great way to preserve photos and memories, and we love how designer Renee Zwirek used our Glassine Papers and Frame Punch Board as part of her Cinch book. For full instructions, visit the Pebbles Inc blog HERE.

Our Font Punches are perfect for adding decorative details to letters punched with the Alphabet Punch Board, but they’re also great for adding punched embellishments to your scrapbook pages. We just love how Chantalle McDaniel added some tiny flowers to her page with the Marquee Punch.

Include beautiful hand stitched accents to your scrapbook layout with our Sew Easy Floss. CLICK HERE for more about this gorgeous inspiration piece by user Puddin Head on Scrapbook.com.

Memories don’t have to be documented in an album. Designer Kim Jeffress recorded her family adventures in a Heidi Swapp Memory Dex, and easily added her journaling directly to the cards with the Typecast typewriter. CLICK HERE for more photos and details.

Thanks for stopping by today. We hope you’ve enjoyed this scrapbooking roundup, and that you have a wonderfully crafty (Inter)National Scrapbook Day tomorrow. Crafty cheers!

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.

Frame Punch Board Project Inspiration

Hello We R friends, and welcome to Frame Punch Board Week! Each day this week our design team will share an inspiring project tutorial with you featuring the Frame Punch Board. Be sure to come back often so you don’t miss anything. Today we’re sharing some Frame Punch Board project inspiration from our talented in-house design team. Enjoy!

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The Frame Punch Board is also ideal for featuring card sentiments, journaling, focal embellishments and page titles.

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Create concentric frames to help make your photo a strong focal point on your layout.

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We hope you’ve enjoyed the projects we shared with you today. Be sure to come back each day this week to see some more awesome inspiration from our design team!

So, we want to know…how would you use the Frame Punch Board in your paper craft projects?

Supplies:

Frame Punch Board
Banner Punch Board

Top 10 Blog Posts for 2016

It’s always fun to take a peek back over the past year before the new one starts. Today we thought it would be fun to share the top ten most-viewed blog projects during 2016 to celebrate before we start 2017 this weekend. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy looking back over the past year’s most popular posts! (In order from least- to most-viewed.)

Enjoy an end of the year roundup of the most viewed blog posts in 2016.

10. Craft Room Organization Tips

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In this post, designer team members Kimberly and Aly have a few tips to share with you for storing your favorite We R supplies. Aly starts things off with some DIY Party and Punch Board storage, and Kimberly shares how she packs her Crafter’s Shoulder Bag for on-the-go crafting. Check it out HERE!

9. Unique Ways to Use Washi Tape

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Washi tape has been a staple craft supply for several years now, and it just never gets old! Check out THIS POST with some great ideas for using washi tape in fun ways in your cards, layouts, and other craft projects.

8. DIY Mini Notebooks

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These little cuties are easy to make and super useful. They’re a great way to use up extra 3×4 journaling cards, and they make great gifts. CLICK HERE to learn how to make them with The Cinch binding tool.

7. Accordion Fold Mini Album with the Template Studio

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With the Template Studio, a sheet of poster board, and your favorite photos, papers, and embellishments, you can make an interactive 4×4 inch mini album perfect for documenting your own memories, or for gifting to a loved one. Grab a step-by-step tutorial on the blog HERE.

6. Pop Up Cupcake Card

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Check out THIS POST where you’ll learn how to use the DIY Party Honeycomb Pads and Stencils to make a fun interactive birthday card. Video tutorial included!

5. Cinch Baby Book

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Create a custom baby book with The Cinch binding tool. Keep track of monthly milestones and exciting events in a giftable mini album like THIS ONE.

4. Pop Up Birthday Cake Card

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Our Pop Up Dies make for fun interactive cards for birthdays, and celebrations of all kinds. CLICK HERE for a full tutorial.

3. Make Bows with the Envelope Punch Board

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This video tutorial for making bows with the Envelope Punch Board has been a long time favorite project on the blog. CLICK HERE to watch it yourself.

2. Envelope Punch Board Mini Album

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Not only was this envelope mini album the second most popular blog post this year, but it’s the second most popular post overall on the blog. Check it out HERE.

1. Scrapbook Layout: Photo Flipbook with Tabs

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This post featuring a photo flipbook indexed with tabs continues to be the most viewed post this year and for the past several years. You can find more photos and details HERE.

We hope you’ve enjoyed looking back at the blog over the past year, and we know you’re going to love the inspiration we have in store for you in 2017! Happy New Year friends! Have a safe and fun weekend.

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

Seven Kids Crafts

We hope you’ve enjoyed this week full of kids craft ideas. Summer’s perfect for enjoying some craft time with your kids or grandkids, and our team has shared some great projects. We thought we’d finish off Kids Craft Week with a roundup of some of our favorite past kids crafts. Enjoy, and have a great weekend friends!

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Chalkboard Summer Countdown

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This fun countdown idea is perfect if you’re looking forward to an exciting summer activity or vacation. Designer Jennie McGarvey used our Clearly Bold collection and the Sew Easy tool to create a fun summer sun accent to decorate the chalkboard.


Stationery Folder

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Craft a coloring or stationery kit for the little ones in your life this summer. This project is perfect to pull out when you hear those famous words, “I’m bored.” It’s easy to customize this folder to fit the needs and age of the child you’re making it for.

 

Coffee Filter Flowers

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Summer Reading Log

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Keep track of summer reading with this easy Summer Reading Log idea from designer Jennie McGarvey. Jennie made this project with her Cinch binding tool and some journaling cards. Perfect kids craft for the summer!

 

Decorate Mini Piñatas

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We love how designer Wendy Antenucci had a craft day with her kids and let them decorate some of our Mini Piñatas with Fringe Tape and paper scraps. Let their imaginations run wild with this craft!

 

DIY Tee Pee

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Your kids or grandkids will enjoy hours of fun with the DIY Tee Pee Kit! They can use it for play, reading, sleepovers, or tons of other fun summer activities. Best of all, you can totally customize it to fit your little ones.

 

Jumbo Patriotic Crackers

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Use our Template Studio to create large scale patriotic crackers and filled them with toys, treats, or Fourth of July firecrackers. This is a great project for the upcoming holiday!

 

Well, that’s all friends! We hope you’ve come away from this past week well armed with summer crafting ideas for you and the children in your life. Have a great weekend!

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?!

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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

 

Goodie Bag Inspiration + Video

Now that we’ve introduced you to the Goodie Bag Guide and Oh Goodie Collection, we thought we’d share a brief overview video demonstrating how this easy-to-use tool works, as well as some project inspiration from our amazing in-house design team.

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This tool is truly a must-have for any crafter who enjoys DIY gifting and parties. It’s inexpensive and low-tech, so your wallet’s happy plus there’s no learning curve! Take a look at the tool in action.

With all the fun papers and embellishments in the Oh Goodie collection, the possibilities are endless! Embellish your custom size goodie bags however you’d like with stickers, vintage clothespins, shaped paper clips, and tags. Check out these samples from our in-house team.

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Aren’t those adorable? How fun for the goodie recipient or party guest, right?

Be sure to come back this week as our design team will share projects showing some unique ways to use the Goodie Bag Guide and Oh Goodie collection, plus you’ll see how you can incorporate other We R Memory Keepers tools with these products. See you then!

Alphabet Punch Board Project Inspiration + Giveaway!

Happy Monday friends, and welcome to Alphabet Punch Board Week! We know you’re just as excited as we are about this amazing new addition to the Punch Board family, so we’ve got plenty of project inspiration for you from our design team all week long.

First off, here are a few project ideas from our in-house team. Scroll down and enjoy the eye candy, then enter for a chance to win an Alphabet Punch Board for yourself!

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The Alphabet Punch Board is great for posters, school projects, science fair display boards, and school bulletin boards.

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Add letters or numbers to a card for a big impact!

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Create displays, banners, garlands or other decor pieces.

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Use the new Link Punch to link letters and other paper elements together.

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Now, on to the giveaway!

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If you’d like to be considered for our Alphabet Punch Board giveaway, please leave a comment below telling us what you would make with this awesome new punch board. Comments will remain open until Thursday, Feb 18 at midnight. We’ll announce a random winner on Friday, Feb 19th here on the blog. Good luck, and remember to check back to see if you won!

Honey I’m Home Projects + Giveaway!

Today we’re sharing some project inspiration for our newest paper collection, Honey I’m Home! This collection is perfect for scrapbooking home, family, and everyday photos, making all-occasion cards, and creating gift packaging, home decor, and tons of other paper craft projects. Check out some Honey I’m Home projects below.

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Check out some more details about this beautiful collection.

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What do you think? Are you liking this new collection? Would you like a chance to win it? I thought so. 😉

If you’d like to be considered the our Honey I’m Home giveaway, please leave a comment below telling us what kind of projects you would make with this collection. Comments will remain open until Thursday, Jan 14 at midnight. We’ll announce a random winner on Friday, Jan 15th here on the blog. Good luck, and remember to check back to see if you won!