3 Ways to Use the Square Punch Board

This week is all about Punch Boards, and one of our favorites is the Square Punch Board. This handy tool is perfect for planners, card layers, scrapbook pages, tags, pocketing memory keeping and other small scale projects. It’s great for bulk projects like holiday cards, invitations, gift tags, and more.

Square Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Simply slide the guides to the desired size square or rectangle using 1/8 inch increments between 3/4″ x 3/4″ and 3″ x 4″. Then press down to punch your paper. Move your paper over until it lines up with the guide and punch again. You can punch continuously with no waste across your entire paper!

Square Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

The first way to use the Square Punch Board is to punch several small squares from different color patterned paper, and create a patchwork style background. You can use this technique on handmade cards, scrapbook pages, framed art, or other projects.

Square Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

The second way to use the Square Punch Board is to create planner squares. Most planners have multiple sizes of squares and rectangles, so the Planner Punch Board is perfect for that! You only need to buy one punch instead of three or four.

Square Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

The last way to use the Square Punch Board is to create a block or grid design scrapbook page. By combining different size patterned paper squares or rectangles, photos, and journaling blocks you can make an eye-catching yet easy layout that showcases your photos and memories perfectly.

Square Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for stopping by. We hope these ideas have inspired you to pull out your Square Punch Board and start creating. Be sure to come back each day this week for more punch board project ideas!

Precision Press Advanced Project Roundup

Happy Friday friends! We hope you’ve enjoyed all the project tutorials this week featuring the new Precision Press Advanced. Today we’re featuring a few projects from our in-house design team, plus an overview video about the Precision Press Advanced. Sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Precision Press Advanced stamping tool by We R Memory Keepers

One of our favorite features of the Precision Press Advanced is that it makes layered stamping a breeze! Using the peg alignment system and the magnetic base, your images will be perfectly aligned each time. Rubber corners stabilize the tool when stamping, so your images are the best quality.

Precision Press Advanced stamping tool by We R Memory Keepers

Creating bulk projects (like invitations or a card set) is much easier with the Precision Press Advanced. Align each project in the same spot using the grid on the base or the acrylic plate, and stamp away.

Check out the Precision Press Advanced overview video below for more ideas and inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a fun and crafty weekend!

Crafter’s Essentials Project Roundup

A reliable, high quality set of basic tools is an essential ingredient in the recipe for crafting success. Great tools can help make crafting easier, faster, and more fun!

Crafter's Essentials Hand Tools by We R Memory Keepers

Our new Crafter’s Essentials line, including several Hand Tools and the USB Power Tools, are the perfect foundation for any crafter. Scroll down to enjoy some more details and inspiration featuring the Crafter’s Essentials.

Crafter's Essentials USB Power Tools

Crafter’s Essentials Hand Tools: Cutting

Cut accurately and easily with the Spring Loaded Scissors, the Detail Scissors, Rotary Cutters, and Craft Knives. Fussing cutting and making paper fringe are easy with the Details Scissors. Cutting thick materials is a breeze with the Spring Loaded Scissors, and get perfectly aligned straight cuts with the Rotary Trimmers and Craft Knives.

Our new Crafter's Essentials line, including several hand tools and the USB Power Tools, are the perfect foundation for any crafter. Scroll down to enjoy some project ideas and inspiration featuring the Crafter's Essentials.

Our new Crafter's Essentials line, including several hand tools and the USB Power Tools, are the perfect foundation for any crafter. Scroll down to enjoy some project ideas and inspiration featuring the Crafter's Essentials.

Our new Crafter's Essentials line, including several hand tools and the USB Power Tools, are the perfect foundation for any crafter. Scroll down to enjoy some project ideas and inspiration featuring the Crafter's Essentials.

Crafter’s Essentials Hand Tools: Scoring

The Crafter’s Essentials line includes several options for scoring and folding your paper. Measure accurately and get straight score lines with the Mini Magnetic Mat.

Crafter's Essentials Mini Magnetic Cutting Mat and Ruler by We R Memory Keepers

Get different size score lines with the Stylus Tools, and enjoy the included Sticky Tool for picking up small scraps of paper.

Crafter's Essentials Hand Tools for scoring by We R Memory Keepers

Crafter’s Essentials: USB Power Tools

Craft anytime or place you want with the new USB Power Tools! Plug into a power bank, tablet, or laptop using the USB cords attached to the tools and you’re ready to go. Choose from a heat tool (woodburing/fusing), a rotary tool (sanding or engraving), or a mini glue gun (detail and standard size tips). Eash tool comes with two interchangeable tips.

USB Power Tools by We R Memory Keepers

Crafter's Essentials USB Power Tools

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. We hope you’ve enjoyed learning more about how our Crafter’s Essentials collection of tools can make your crafting experience that much better. Have a crafty weekend!

Happy Jig Project Roundup

Hello and Happy Friday friends! We’re finishing up Happy Jig Week with a roundup of project ideas created by our amazing in house design team.

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig Project Roundup

There are so many ways to use your Happy Jig creations–take a look at a few project ideas below, and enjoy the inspiration!

Scrapbook Page

Add custom titles and embellishments to your scrapbook pages with the Happy Jig! Choose your wire color, and your design, and add a personal touch to your memories.

Happy Jig Scrapbook Page

Handmade Card

Create your own card sentiments with the Happy Jig! Use one of our designs from the instruction manual, or our @werhappyjig Instagram feed, or create your own.

Happy Jig Card

Planner Accents

Add accents, paper clips, and titles to your planner. They’re easy to make with the new Happy Jig!

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig Planner Accent

Party Decor

Spice up or personalize your party decorations with the Happy Jig! Easily add names, dates, and other details in your choice of color.

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig Cake Decor

Home Decor

Customize your handmade home decor with the Happy Jig. We just love this adorable cactus photo display!

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig Photo Display

Home Organization

Label your cork board, storage containers, or command center with the Happy Jig! Keep your life organized in style.

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig Cork Board

Thanks for stopping by. We hope you’ve found some helpful ideas. Have a great weekend, and happy crafting!

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!

 

 

Throwback Thursday: Envelope Mini Book

Hello friends! Aly Dosdall here again. For Throwback Thursday I’m sharing another envelope project–a fun interactive DIY mini book that you can create with the 123 Punch Board (or Envelope Punch Board) and The Cinch. I created several custom envelopes to house my 4×6 album pages. Check out some photos and more details, and then be sure to watch the video tutorial for making this fun mini album at the end of the post.

Dare to Dream envelope mini album by Aly Dosdall_flat

Dare to Dream envelope mini album by Aly Dosdall_flat1

Dare to Dream envelope mini album close up by Aly Dosdall

Dare to Dream envelope mini album page1 by Aly Dosdall

Dare to Dream envelope mini album page2 by Aly Dosdall

Dare to Dream envelope mini album page3 by Aly Dosdall

Dare to Dream envelope mini album page4 by Aly Dosdall

Dare to Dream envelope mini album page by Aly Dosdall

Dare to Dream envelope mini album by Aly Dosdall

What’s so fun about this album is that the pages are stored in bound custom envelopes that you can make with either the 123 Punch Board or the Envelope Punch Board. To view your 4×6 pages, simply pull them out of the envelopes.  Watch the video tutorial below to learn how to make one for yourself. Enjoy!

Supplies:

123 Punch Board (or Envelope Punch Board)
The Cinch
8×8 Book Board
Gold Cinch Binding

Square Punch Board Project Ideas

Happy Friday friends! We hope you’ve enjoyed all the fabulous Square Punch Board projects our design team shared with you this week. Today we’re closing out the week with a roundup of project ideas by our in-house designers using the Square Punch Board. Grab a snack, sit back, and enjoy the eye candy!

Square Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

The Square Punch Board is perfect for layouts with block or grid designs. It makes cutting out multiple square or rectangles of different sizes a breeze. And since you can cut up to 4 inches, it’s ideal for the 12×12 size.

Square Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Need to cut out tons of small squares? With the Square Punch Board you can do it quickly and accurately. Create beautiful quilted style card backgrounds in no time.

Square Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

The Square Punch Board is ideal for cutting patterned paper squares or rectangles for decorating planners. No need to collect several punches of differen sizes–you can punch tons of different size paper block with one tool!

Square Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Watch this awesome new punch board in action below.

Thanks for stopping by today friends! Have a fun and crafty weekend!

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.