Basic Tools Week + a Giveaway!

Hey there We R friends! Welcome to Basic Tools Week here on the blog. Our design team has cooked us some amazing projects to share with you featuring these must-have tools, so be sure to check in each day this week for new projects. First, we wanted to share some inspiration from our amazing in-house team, as well as some overview videos to help you get to know our Basic Tools collection. Then, scroll down to find out how to enter our Basic Tools Bundle Giveaway. Enjoy!

Marker Airbrush

Marker Airbrush by We R Memory Keepers

Tip: use your favorite craft stencils to get this look!

Marker Airbrush by We R Memory Keepers

Marker Airbrush by We R Memory Keepers

Tip: combine watercolor paints with the Marker Airbrush to get this look.

Marker Airbrush by We R Memory Keepers

 

Square Guide, Layer Guides, and Tear Guides

Square Guide by We R Memory Keepers

Square Guide by We R Memory Keepers

Basic Tools by We R Memory Keepers

 

Tear Guides by We R Memory Keepers

Tip: use the included water pen with the Tear Guides for easy and accurate tearing.

Tear Guides by We R Memory Keepers

Layer Guides by We R Memory Keepers

Layer Guides by We R Memory Keepers

Stapeless Stapler

Stapleless Stapler by We R Memory Keepers

 

BASIC TOOLS BUNDLE GIVEAWAY!!!

Now for the part you’ve been waiting for! Today we’re giving away one set of each of the tools in the Basic Tools line–that’s one Marker Airbrush, one Square Guide, one set of Layer Guides, one set of Tear Guides, and one Stapleless Stapler to one of you wonderful fans. If you’d like to enter this giveaway, please leave a comment below telling us what you would make with these crafter’s essentials. Comments will remain open until midnight on Thursday, Nov. 23rd. We’ll select a winner and announce them here on the blog on Friday, Nov. 25. Remember to check back to see if you won, and good luck!!

We R Memory Keepers + Die Cuts With A View for the Holidays!

Good Monday morning friends! We’re excited to share that we’ve partnered up with our new sister brand, Die Cuts with a View Inc, to bring you some holiday gift wrap inspiration this week. Each day the projects you see will feature the new DCWV Inc holiday paper stacks that you can find at JoAnn Stores, along with some of our Punch Boards that you can find there as well.

We R Memory Keepers + DCWV Inc at JoAnn Stores

To start things off this week, we thought we’d share sneak peeks of some of the new DCWV holiday stacks so you can get an idea of what you have to look forward to! Visit your local JoAnn store to see more.

Winter Frost

DCWV Inc Winter Frost Premium Stack

DCWV Inc Winter Frost Premium Stack

Very Merry

DCWV Inc Very Merry Premium Stack

DCWV Very Merry Premium Paper Stack available at JoAnn Stores

Christmas Flipside

DCWV Inc Christmas Flipside Premium Stack

6×6 Mat Stacks

DCWV Inc 6x6 Mat Stack: Frosty Holiday

DCWV Inc 6x6 Mat Stack: Holiday Jewel Patterns

DCWV Inc 6x6 Mat Stack: Paper Lace

DCWV Inc 6x6 Mat Stack: Holiday Jewel

DCWV Inc 6x6 Mat Stack: Holiday Jewel Patterns

Be sure to check back each day this week for some awesome holiday gift wrap inspiration featuring our Punch Boards and other We R tools. Thanks for stopping by!

Typecast Project Inspiration

Happy Friday! We hope you’ve enjoyed the projects our team has shared featuring the Typecast typewriter this week. Today we’re finishing things off with some projects we’ve found around the internet by you–our friends and fans!

We love seeing what you create with our tools and we’re excited to share some of your projects.

Heritage Scrapbook Album

We love this project we found on the Heidi Swapp blog by crafter Jennifer Evans! The Typecast typewriter and Heidi’s Storyline Collection are the perfect pair for preserving Jennifer’s precious heritage photos and memories. CLICK HERE for more details.

Scrapbook page by Jennifer Evans featuring the Heidi Swapp Storyline collection and the We R Memory Keepers Typecast typewriter

Modern Scrapbook Page

While the Typecast fits perfectly for telling stories about the past, it also adds a cool modern vibe to current stories, photos, and memories. Visit the Think Pink and Mint blog HERE to check out this cool scrapbook layout featuring the Typecast typewriter and paper collection.

Scrapbook Page by Ulrike Dold featuring the Typecast typewriter and paper collection by We R Memory Keepers

Gratitude Journal

It’s easy to add details to Traveler’s Notebooks, Photo Journals, and Mini Albums with the Typecast. Just roll your journaling spots and tags right through the typewriter and type directly on them. CLICK HERE to see more photos of this gorgeous gratitude journal by Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp.

Gratitude Journal by Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp featuring the Typecast Typewriter

De-clutter with the Typecast + Storyline

Taking photos of precious mementos or other sentimental items and preserving them in an easy Heidi Swapp Storyline album is a seriously genius idea! Add the memories and stories about the items with your Typecast, along with a photo, and then you can let them go and de-clutter your house, attic, or closet. Win-win!! More details HERE.

Heidi Swapp Storyline and the Typecast Typewriter by We R Memory Keepers

Handmade Cards

Add custom sentiments or design elements to your handmade cards with the Typecast. Type directly onto a tag, label, or the card front/back and you’re good to go! CLICK HERE to check out how Carissa Wiley created these beauties with her Typecast on the Sprinkled with Glitter blog.

Handmade Cards with the Typecast Typewriter by Sprinkled with Glitter

Fall Memories

We love how designer Lindsay Bateman recorded fall thoughts and memories in her scrapbook album with the Typecast typewriter. The typewriter font is perfect for rustic, earthy layout themes and adds the perfect touch. Visit Heidi Swapp’s blog HERE for more photos and details.

Heidi Swapp Storyline + Typecast Typewriter by We R Memory Keepers

Thanks so much for joining us friends! We hope you found some helpful inspiration for using the Typecast typewriter in your memory keeping, cardmaking, and other projects. Have a great weekend, and we’ll see you back here next week.

Mixed Media Roundup

Happy Friday friends! We hope you enjoyed all the lovely mixed media projects from our design team this week. We’re finishing things off with a roundup of past mixed media project ideas from our blog.  We hope these projects inspire to get your hands dirty this weekend. Enjoy!

Mixed Media Project Ideas by We R Memory Keepers

Flower Punch Board Canvas

We’re in love with this beautiful floral canvas! Combining the Flower Punch Board with the Minc is a stroke of genius. CLICK HERE for full instructions.

Flower Punch Board Canvas with Heidi Swapp Minc

Framed Watercolor Art with the Supreme Ruler

The Supreme Ruler was the perfect tool to make this beautiful watercolor art come together. For more photos and details about this project, CLICK HERE.

Watercolor Framed Art by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout

We love all the layers on this cool scrapbook page featuring the Mini Alphabet Punch Board and the Frame Punch Board! You can find a step-by-step tutorial for creating this look HERE.

MIxed Media Father's Day Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Watercolor + Washi Tape Scrapbook Page

If you’re new at mixed media projects, this idea is perfect for you! Combine stripes of watercolor paint with your favorite washi tape for the win. Visit our blog HERE for more photos and details.

Washi Tape and Watercolor Scrapbook Page by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Framed Desk Art

Get your Thickers alphabet stickers perfectly aligned with the Laser Square. And then add all the foil to your framed art with the Heidi Swapp Minc. CLICK HERE to learn how.

DIY Framed Desk Art by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks so much for stopping by friends. We hope you have a safe, fun, and crafty weekend!

Dial Trimmer Project Inspiration

Hello, and welcome to Dial Trimmer Week here on the blog! This week we’re sharing plenty of tips, inspiration, and project ideas featuring the new Dial Trimmer. With this must-have craft tool, simply turn the dial to select what type of blade you need for your project. It’s like six tools in one–choose from Cut, Score, Perforate, Wave, Scallop and Deckle designs. Plus, get accurate measurements and cuts with the handy 14 inch extension arm.

Dial Trimmer from We R Memory Keepers

Here is a fabulous scrapbook page from our in house design team featuring this must-have tool.

Dial Trimmer by We R Memory Keepers

We just love the texture that the Dial Trimmer decorative blades add to this pretty beach themed layout!

Dial Trimmer by We R Memory Keepers

To celebrate Dial Trimmer Week, we’re hosting a giveaway on our Facebook page HERE. Click the link and then leave a comment ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE to enter. Entries left here on the blog will not be considered for this giveaway. Have a great day, and be sure to stop by often this week for more Dial Trimmer projects.

Back to School Project Roundup

Happy Friday We R fans! Thanks for joining us this week for Back to School Week. We hope you’ve enjoyed our the inspiration from our design team so far.

Today we’re finishing things off with a roundup of school-themed projects featuring some of your favorite We R tools. Enjoy!

Teacher Goodie Bags

Start off on the right foot with your child’s teacher by bringing some DIY goodie bags made with the Goodie Bag Guide and the Oh Goodie Collection. CLICK HERE for more photos and details.

Teacher Goodie Bags featuring the We R Memory Keepers Goodie Bag Guide and Oh Goodie Collection

Back to School Planner Pocket Page

We love this school-themed planner pocket page! What a genius idea to add pencil shavings with the Photo Sleeve Fuse! Check out the original post HERE on our blog.

Back to School Planner Pocket Page with the Photo Sleeve Fuse

DIY Tabbed Notebooks

The Planner Punch Board and the Tab Punch Board are the perfect back-to-school companions to help keep your busy life organized! CLICK HERE to see more project inspiration on our blog using these essential organization tools.

DIY Tabbed Notebook with the Planner and Tab Punch Boards

Teacher Appreciation Banner

Create quick and easy teacher appreciation decor with the Alphabet Punch Board, the Banner Punch Board, and other We R tools. Get the how-to on the blog HERE.

Teacher Appreciation Decor featuring We R Memory Keepers crafting tools

Teacher Gift Box

Let your teacher know how special she is with an interactive gift box full of classroom essentials. It’s easy to make one with the Template Studio and the Alphabet Punch Board! Full instructions can be found on our blog HERE.

Teacher Gift Box with the Template Studio and the Alphabet Punch Board

Owl Teacher Gift Bag

This cutie is one of our most popular back-to-school blog project! CLICK HERE to find out how to make one for your child’s teacher using the Gift Bag Punch Board.

Owl Teacher Gift Bag with the Gift Bag Punch Board

Framed Classroom Art

Help teacher get her classroom looking A+ with a piece of DIY framed art. Learn how to make one with the DIY Party Collection on the blog HERE.

Framed Classroom Art with the DIY Party Collection from We R Memory Keepers

Thanks so much for joining us today! We hope your first day of school is awesome. Happy crafting, and enjoy your weekend friends!

Storage + Organization Roundup

Hello and Happy Friday We R friends! We hope you’ve enjoyed the past week full of craft storage and organization tips, and that you’ve found some inspiring ideas. We thought we’d finish off the week with a roundup of craft room storage ideas featuring We R products that we’ve found around the interwebs. Sit back, relax, and enjoy!

We R Memory Keepers Craft Storage Roundup

DIY Ephemera File Folders

We’ve all got them lying around–ticket stubs, receipts, pamphlets, programs–but how do we keep them stored and organized in an effective and safe way? CLICK HERE to visit our blog and learn how to make your own file folders with the Template Studio to store your memorabilia in a safe and pretty way.

DIY Ephemera File Folders featuring the We R Memory Keepers Template Studio

5 Washi Tape Storage Ideas

If you’ve got washi tape, we’ve got solutions for you! Visit Aly Dosdall’s blog HERE for five different ways to keep your washi stash organized and easy to find.

Washi Tape Storage Ideas by Aly Dosdall

Menu Planner with the Organization Gallery

Our Organization Gallery Frames are beautiful and functional. Visit our blog HERE to learn how to turn the Shadow Box Frame into a handy menu planner to keep your life organized!

Menu Planner with the We R Memory Keepers Organization Gallery Box Frame

Die Storage Binder and Magnetic Pouches

Metal dies are fabulous for customizing paper craft projects and stretching your paper stash. Keeping them stored and organized is easy with our Die Storage Binder and Pouches. CLICK HERE for more photos and details on Aly’s blog.

We R Memory Keepers Die Storage Binder and Magnetic Pouches

Washi Tape Shutter Storage

If you like to keep your washi tape stored visibly and stylishly, here’s the solution for you! Use our Shutter Memo Holder, along with some simple paper clips, to keep your washi rolls stored and organized in a beautiful way! You can find more details on our blog HERE.

Washi Tape Shutter Storage

Clear Stackable Paper Trays

Pretty scrapbook paper deserves to be seen, don’t you think? Keep it on display and organized in our Stackable Paper Trays. CLICK HERE for more photos and details on the Bazzill Basics blog.

We R Memory Keepers Stackable Paper Trays

Crafter’s Tote

Keep the craft supplies that you use most often in a container that’s pretty and easy to move around for on-the-go crafting. Whether you’re at a crop with friends, or just crafting at the kitchen table, you can’t go wrong with this handy Crater’s Tote Bag. CLICK HERE for more photos and details on Aly Dosdall’s blog.

We R Memory Keepers Crafter's Tote filled with American Crafts Sticky Thumb Adhesive

Well, that’s all for today friends. Thanks for joining us. We hope you’ve found some helpful inspiration, and we wish you a crafty and well-organized weekend!

Favorite Colors Project Roundup

Hello and Happy Friday friends! This week our team has shared projects inspired by some of their favorite colors. Did you notice a theme? Our designers all love gold and either teal or mint! We’re kind of partial to teal too. 😉

Color schemes are a great starting point for a project, and a perfect source for inspiration. Today we thought it would be fun to share some past blog projects that were inspired by a particular color scheme to help jumpstart your creativity.

We R Inspired by Colors

Pink and Gold Gift Wrap

Monochromatic color schemes can be so beautiful when done right. We love the various intensities of pink, complemented by the shimmery gold embossed paper in this lovely gift wrap project. That rich embossed texture is easy to achieve with the Evolution Advanced and Next Level Embossing Folders. Stunning! CLICK HERE for more gorgeous pink projects and details.

Swim Team Party Decor

School or team colors are a perfect source of inspiration if you’re throwing a party with a sports or graduation theme. This swim team party decor started with the team colors, and we just love how it turned out. The DIY Party Collection, Alphabet Punch Board, and Banner Punch Board made everything come together in a snap. So much fun! You can find more photos and instructions for this project HERE.



Mint, Gold, and Black Card

This beautiful card is another example of using a monochromatic color scheme. These colors, along with some other vibrant hues, are found in our older Urban Chic Collection. We love the grounding black color along with the other neutral, gold. Gorgeous! CLICK HERE for more photos and details about this project.


Olympics-Inspired Mini Album

This unique sports-themed mini album was inspired by the Olympic rings and colors. The circular pages are attached using the Crop-A-Dile II, and the colorful embellishments are from our older Flower Girl Collection. You can find more photos and details about this project on our blog HERE.



Colorful Scrapbook Page

This scrapbook layout was also made with our older Urban Chic Collection, but is basically limited to the aqua, black, white, and pink from the color scheme. Those colors complement each other perfectly! Remember, you don’t have to use all of the colors and patterns in a paper collection. CLICK HERE for more photos and details about this layout on our blog.


Thanks for joining us today. We hope you’ve found some colorful inspiration. Have a wonderful and crafty weekend friends! We’ll see you next week.

Beach Project Roundup

Hello We R fans, and Happy Friday! It’s been hot, hot, hot here in Utah, and the triple digit temps have got us daydreaming about the beach!

We R Memory Keepers Beach Project Collage

So, we’re getting the weekend started off with a fun roundup of beach themed projects to share with you. From cards, to mini albums, to decor and more, we’ve got you covered when it comes to sun & sand creativity!

Sun & Sand Shaker Card

Add some texture and a fun interactive element to your beach themed card with a sand shaker pocket made using the Photo Sleeve Fuse. CLICK HERE for full instructions on our blog.

Sun & Sand Shaker Card featuring the Photo Sleeve Fuse

Beach Themed Layout

Create the illusion of waves on your beach themed layout using the Evolution Advanced and Wave Next Level Embossing Folders. You can find more photos and details about this pretty scrapbook page HERE on our blog.

Beach Themed Layout by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Beach Ball Garland

If you’re hosting a luau or beach themed party, create the perfect decor with the DIY Party Globe Punch and Light Strand collection! You can find a step-by-step tutorial on our blog HERE.

Beach Ball Garland by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Summer Wave Shaker Card

The Photo Sleeve Fuse strikes again! Create the perfect crafty waves for your paper craft project with the Fuse tool, FUSEables papers and some ocean colored sequins. CLICK HERE for instructions for this fun project.

Summer Waves Shaker Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Beach Vacation Mini Album

Preserve those precious memories from your trip to the beach with a DIY mini album made with the Cinch binding tool and the Mini Alphabet Punch Board. To see the inside of this darling album, CLICK HERE.

Beach Mini Album by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for joining us today for our beach project roundup! We hope you’ve found some inspiration for your summer crafting. Have a great weekend!

I Spy We R: Patriotic Projects

It’s Friday friends, and we are so excited to revisit a fun feature that we haven’t shared on our blog for quite a while–I Spy We R! For this blog feature we scour the internet looking for projects from our fans that use We R tools, and then we share them in an I Spy roundup.

Today the I Spy feature has a theme, and that is Patriotic Projects. We found ten really fabulous red, white, and blue inspirational projects on the internet to share with you today, so sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Fourth of July Ribbon Wand

Use your Photo Sleeve Fuse to create a festive shaker ribbon wand for Independence Day. How perfect would this be for your local parade? Check out the Sweet Rose Studio blog HERE for full instructions.

America Banner

Grab your Banner Punch Board and your favorite patriotic papers, and make a red, white, and blue banner to celebrate the great US of A! Laura from Laura’s Crafty Life shares the how-to HERE.

Fourth of July Banner

Here’s another take on a patriotic banner by Eva Pizarro for Pebbles Inc. CLICK HERE to learn how she made this festive piece of patriotic decor with the Banner Punch Board.

Paper Rosette Fourth of July Decorations

Our friends at Blitsy made these beautiful Paper Rosettes with the DIY Party Rosette Punch. Visit the Blitsy website HERE for instructions on how to make these rosettes for your patriotic party next weekend.

Red, White, and Blue Pinwheels

Nothing says summer like pinwheels, and they’re the perfect decor for your July Fourth event! CLICK HERE to visit the Pebbles, Inc blog for instructions from Amanda Coleman on how to make your own with the Pinwheel Punch Board.

Happy 4th of July Banner

Make a trendy garland, perfect for any patriotic party, with the Alphabet Punch Board, the Link Punch, and your favorite red, white, and blue paper. Visit the Crafty Blog Stalker HERE for more photos and details.

Red, White, and Blue Gift Bags

If you need ideas for a patriotic favor or hostess gift, look no further than THESE darling red, white, and blue gift bags by Wendy Sue Anderson that we found on the Pebbles, Inc blog. They’re easy to make with the Gift Bag Punch Board!

Easy Patriotic Treats

Assemble these easy treat cups for a summer backyard barbecue with the Crop-A-Dile and some patriotic ribbon. Light up the outdoor fireplace and these are the perfect pre-firework dessert! CLICK HERE for full instructions from Just Destiny Mag.

Patriotic Denim Pocket Banner

The Crop-A-Dile can punch through more than just a paper cup! Save those old pairs of jeans, cut out the pockets, and make this cute all-american banner for your Independence Day celebration. Punch holes in the corners of the denim pockets with your Crop-A-Dile, add eyelets, and tie them together to make a perfect patriotic garland. CLICK HERE for full instructions on the Pen + Paper Flowers blog.

Patriotic Pinwheel Gift Boxes

Our final project is another perfect hostess gift or party favor idea from Eva Pizarro for Pebbles Inc. Visit their blog HERE to learn how she made these adorable patriotic gift boxes topped with pretty pinwheels using the 123 Punch Board, the Pinwheel Punch Board, and the Crop-A-Dile.

Thanks for joining us today! We hope this patriotic version of I Spy We R has inspired your Independence Day crafting. Have a fun and safe weekend, friends, and we’ll see you back here next week!