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

Halloween Trick or Treat Pillow Boxes

Halloween is coming soon, and this week our design team is featuring treat boxes, bags, and other containers for gifting Halloween treat, not tricks. We thought you’d enjoy these clever Halloween Pillow Boxes from last year.

 

Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here, and today I’m sharing a the Halloween pillow boxes I made for my kids using the Template Studio:

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First, I chose which designer poster boards I would use – black glitter and black and white stripes. I also gathered American Crafts Bootiful Night embellishments and a piece of yellow mylar paper by Bazzill.

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Next, I followed the easy instructions for creating four of the smallest pillow boxes.

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

I added a special touch by using the new circle Clear-Cut Punch to create a “moon” on the front of the black glitter pillow boxes. It was so easy to line up the punch exactly where I wanted it.

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I cut a square of the mylar paper and hot glued it to the back of the punched out circle. Then I assembled and glued the rest of the pillow box.

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

To embellish this All Hallows Eve box, I hot glued Bootiful Night die-cuts around my punched moon and secured flair to the front with a little bit of whispy, silver thread. Star stickers finish off the spooky scene.

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

This Happy Halloween box is embellished with a Bootiful Night cobweb, more flair and thread, and die-cuts.

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Here I created a scene by adhering a haunted house beneath the mylar moon. Some stickers and flair finished it up.

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Trick or Treat says the skull, embellished by stickers and more flair.

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

I had a lot of fun making these pillow boxes and my kids can’t wait until I fill them up with Halloween treats. Are you gifting treats this Halloween? Pull out your template studio and make some easy-fun boxes! Happy crafting!

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Supplies Used:

Template Studio

Template Studio Pillow Box Template

Circle Clear Cut Punch

3 Stamping Techniques

Happy Friday friends! This week we’ve shared tons of ideas using our oh-so-popular Precision Press Advanced stamping tool. This tool has received consistent 5 out of 5 star ratings, has been recommended by 92% of crafters, and has gotten rave reviews! Check out what crafters are saying about this stamping platform:

“Must have for any stamper. Keeps everything aligned perfectly…”
“I love this ….. best thing I’ve found to help me stamp”
“It’s really easy to get a perfect stamp impression with this platform. Selling my other stamp platform.”
“This is now my favorite and first choice ‘go to’ stamping press.”
“I have only used this a few times but I’ve got to say that it is magical!”
“Takes the fear out of stamping!”

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced

If crafting is part of your weekend plans, we’ve got some inspiration for you. Give one of these 3 cool stamping techniques a try–they’re sure to jumpstart your creativity!

Pair Stamps with Water Color

Scrapbook layout featuring the Precision Press Advanced stamping press and Vicki Boutin Art Crayons

Add watercolor to your scrapbook page (like we did here using Vicki Boutin’s Art Crayons), and then once it dries stamp over the watercolor design with the Precision Press Advanced and your favorite stamps. You’ll achieve a cool layered look in no time.

Create Your Own Patterned Paper

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Use coordinating stamps and ink pads to create custom patterned paper! Use your creation for envelopes, cards, journals, tags, and more. With the Precision Press Advanced you can stamp anywhere on a 12 x 12 sheet of paper by rotating the acrylic block and/or your paper.

Make DIY Embellishments

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Stamp images in your choice of color, then fussy cut them and add them to your paper craft projects to create DIY embellishments! Use foam squares for added dimension. You’ll love how far your paper stash will stretch with this technique.

So grab a Precision Press Advanced and have some crafty fun with your stamps this weekend. We’d love to see what you create! Be sure to share your stamping projects on our Facebook page HERE, or tag us on Instagram: #wermemorykeepers #precisionpressadvanced.

Supplies:

Precision Press Advanced

Precision Press Advanced Project Inspiration

Good Monday morning We R friends! We hope you’re week is starting off well. We’d like to add a bit of Monday Magic with some project inspiration from our fabulous in house design team featuring the ultimate stamping tool, the Precision Press Advanced!

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The Precision Press Advanced is perfect for cardmaking! Add sharp custom images for sentiments, borders, and accents.

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The Precision Press Advanced makes batch projects come together quickly and easily.

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Stamp beautiful images on your scrapbook pages with the Precision Press Advanced. Add icons, embellishments and page titles with ease.

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Use your stamps to create a cool design element without worrying about smeared or incomplete impresssions.

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Use the top acrylic block of the Precision Press Advanced to stamp directly into your planner. The rubber feet on each corner provide stability and balance when stamping.

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Crafters worldwide are giving the Precision Press Advanced 5 star ratings, so if you haven’t yet, give it a try! You’ll love it!

Supplies:

Precision Press Advanced

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.

7 Planner Hacks by We R Memory Keepers

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

We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter

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.

Gifting Tools Roundup

We’re heading into gifting season, so we thought it might be helpful to share our new releases for making custom gift wrap that really stands out from the crowd.

Gift Wrap Trimmer

The Gift Wrap Trimmer quickly and easily cuts paper up to 32 inches wide leaving a perfectly straight edge every time. No more uneven edges cut with scissors!

We R Memory Keepers Gift Wrap Trimmer

It’s also great for cutting poster board, butcher paper, parchment paper, and other large scale papers. It’ll come in handy for holiday baking and decorating too!

We R Memory Keepers Gift Wrap Trimmer

Bow Loom

Bow making just got easier! The new Bow Loom makes perfect bows from 1″ up to 10″.

We R Memory Keelers Bow Loom

Make bows with single or multiple loops, and add custom tails to your bows in no time. It’s perfect for ribbon, twine, yarn, and more.

We R Memory Keepers Gifting Tools

Tassel Loom

Make your gift a one-of-a-kind with handmade tassels! Use yarn, floss, twine, ribbon, and more.

We R Memory Keepers Tassel Loom

DIY Gift Wrap by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Jumbo Pom Pom Maker

Who wouldn’t love to get a gift topped with a big warm and fuzzy pom pom? You’re sure to get a smile from your gift recipient.

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We R Memory Keepers Jumbo Pom Pom Maker

Head into the gifting season with confidence and creativity! We’ve got the tools to up your gifting game and bring a personalized touch to the holidays this year.

Supplies:

Gift Wrap Trimmer
Bow Loom
Tassel Loom
Jumbo Pom Pom Maker

Emoji Punch Board: Video + Inspiration

 

Emojis have become a huge trend on social media and electronic communication. They’re a fun way to get your message across to your friends and family, and they add some fun and flair to your thoughts.

Today we’re sharing a video tutorial showing how the brand new Emoji Punch Board works, along with some projects created by our fabulous in house designers. So sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Now that you’ve seen this fun new tool in action, check out some creative projects our in house designers came up with. You’ll love them!

Add custom emojis to your planner with the Emoji Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Embellish your scrapbook pages with the Emoji Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Make stylish handmade cards with the Emoji Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Add DIY accents to your memory keeping projects with the Emoji Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Put a smile on your card recipient's face with custom emojis made with the Emoji Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

There are SO many fun and exciting ways to use the Emoji Punch Board in your paper craft projects! Come back tomorrow, Thursday, and Friday for some tutorials and project ideas from our design team. Happy emoji crafting!

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 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!