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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While the Frame Punch Board is perfect for highlighting your favorite photos, it’s great for layering patterned papers on cards or layouts.663006_wer_punchboard_framepunchboard_styled_teendesk_v1 663006_wr_punches_framepunchboard_styled_hsn

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.

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.

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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!

Thanksgiving Decor

Hello!  Jennie McGarvey here and I am so excited to share with you the Thanksgiving decor I created.  I was so excited to try some new tools to make a fun and festive decor item.  However, once I got started I couldn’t stop — so I have an entire vignette for you!

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I started with the DIY Party Garland Punch.  I knew that I wanted warm + festive for the overall feeling, so I selected a sheet of off white and gold card stock from the DIY Party card stock pad.  Then I began punching the notched circles from both sheets of cardstock until I had the number that I needed for my desired length.

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Once I had them all punched, I began assembling.  I was so excited that the two colors came together exactly how I had hoped.

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That wasn’t enough!  I had to keep going.  Now, I am so glad I did since I have found my favorite WeRMemoryKeepers tool, the DIY Party Pom Pom Makers.  I had previously thought that the Banner Punch Board was my go to favorite tool.  I still love it, but this Pom Pom maker has changed my crafting life.  I was always wanting an easy way to create pom pons and this is so easy!

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Once I strung a lot of poms together – then I had two fun banners to string together.  I pulled out a store bought banner and strung them up together.  This was so easy — I couldn’t believe it!

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Thanks so much for checking out what I created to decorate my home for Thanksgiving.  How are you using the WeR tools and collections?  Make share you share with us on our social media channels.

 

Supplies:

DIY Party Pom Pom Makers
DIY Party Garland Punch
DIY Party Cardstock Pad

1950’s Peter Pan Inspired DIY Teepee

Get excited friends! Jen McDermott’s here to share the DIY Teepee she created using our brand new kit. While this fun play space will no doubt be used again and again for adventure of all kinds over the years, it’s the perfect place for her darling son to spend some quiet reading time over the Thanksgiving break, don’t you think?

 

I have a real treat for you this morning, We R fans! Jen McDermott here, and I am SO EXCITED for you to get a look at the brand new DIY Teepee kit from We R and Crate Paper! (A match made in crafty heaven!)  I had so much fun putting the teepee together and the kit made it super easy.

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The poles in the kit come in two pieces, connected by a plastic connector. It took no time at all to put the poles together and slip them through the sleeves.  The fabric is a great weight, and it was easy to tie the cording through the pre-drilled holes in the top. All together, it took about 5 mins from the box to teepee assembly completion.

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The kit comes with cute garlands, felt accessories and beads to decorate, as well as some black paint and foam stamps. I was really feeling like turning this into a 1940’s/50’s/Peter Pan kind of  theme, so I grabbed some themed fabric scraps I had laying around and turned them into a tassel garland, using the cording included in the kit.  The colors of the feathers and beads in the kit were perfect for the fabric and vibe. I definitely thought distressed/vintage-inspired navy stars would be perfect for the front of the tent.

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My kids are really enjoying using this as a fort/reading tent/”hideout”. It’s a great size for throwing in a few blankets and toys and having a chill morning at home.

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I foresee this tent getting LOTS of use in the coming colder months when we’re trying to get creative with our indoor play: this can be a rocketship, a camping tent, a reading/resting space…and I’m sure my kids will think of even more ways to play with it!

How excited are you for this kit? How are you going to decorate yours?? Share with us on our Facebook page, or leave us a comment here!