DIY Christmas Pillow Boxes

Hello everyone! It’s Eva on the blog today sharing some treat bag ideas using the Pillow Box Punch Board and some of my favorite We R Tools!

DIY Christmas Pillow Boxes by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

 

I love to give small treats to neighbors and friends and I think a pretty decorated packaging can turn a small and inexpensive gift into something really cute and festive! To create these cute boxes I used my Pillow Box Punch Board, it’s easy and you can use your favorite patterned papers.

DIY Christmas Pillow Boxes by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I used some papers from the Merry Days collection by Crate Paper. Follow the instructions on the board and don’t forget to punch the notch with the Reverse Punch on the top of the board.

DIY Christmas Pillow Boxes by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory KeepersDIY Christmas Pillow Boxes by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I made three different pillow boxes, the first one is really simple: a big bow and a sentiment and you are ready!

DIY Christmas Pillow Boxes by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To create the bow I used the Bow Loom, simply choose the bow size, put your ribbon through the tool and tie in the middle with a small thread.

We R Memory Keepers Bow LoomWe R Memory Keepers Bow LoomWe R Memory Keepers Bow Loom

Remove the ribbon and glue a small piece of the same ribbon on top. I love that I can create double and even triple bows easily!

We R Memory Keepers Bow Loom

Next, I used my Word Punch Board to add a sentiment. I spelled Falala but you could also put your recipient’s name, which would be very cute! I covered the back with patterned paper to make the word stand a bit more.

We R Memory Keepers Word Punch BoardDIY Christmas Pillow Boxes by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

For my next pillow box I used my Stitch Happy Pen to create a sentiment with Stitch Happy Twine.

DIY Christmas Pillow Boxes by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The Stitch Happy Pen is perfect for adding small and intricate sewing into your projects, and it is so much easier and faster than hand stitching!

Thread the Stitch Happy Pen with some Stitch Happy Twine and write your sentiment on white cardstock. Don’t make it too small or your paper might tear while you are stitching.

We R Memory Keepers Stitch Happy PenWe R Memory Keepers Stitch Happy Pen

Tip: slowly stitch your word making sure you use the tool perpendicular to the cardstock and that the thread always points backwards towards your previous stitch.

Secure the loops with the backing sticker and cut your sentiment.  I also used some twine and a few die cuts to embellish my box.

DIY Christmas Pillow Boxes by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I decorated the last pillow box with some hanging embellishments. Really easy and fun!

DIY Christmas Pillow Boxes by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

First, use the Tassel Loom and the Stitch Happy Twine to create a small tassel, with this tool you will have perfectly even and cute tassels every time! Embellish your tassel with some Stitch Happy Gold thread and even the edges.

We R Memory Keepers Tassel LoomWe R Memory Keepers Tassel Loom

Next, use your Happy Jig create a small tree with gold wire (you can find the design on the Happy Jig Instruction Booklet that comes with the tool).

We R Memory Keepers Happy JigWe R Memory Keepers Happy Jig

I couldn’t resist to this vellum paper from the Merry Days collection and cut a little piece with my Dial Trimmer and the waved blade.

We R Memory Keepers Dial Trimmer

Finally I made a small bow with the Stitch Happy Gold thread and my Bow Loom. Wrap the thread a few times and you will have a subtle embellishment.

We R Memory Keepers Bow Loom

And what did I put inside these cute boxes? Since I was a little girl I always loved candied almonds and recently I found a big pack with cute pastel colors! I think they would be perfect for my neighbors’ gifts this year!

DIY Christmas Pillow Boxes by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Do you make small treat boxes for your friends? Hopefully you can use some of these ideas to create a fun and yummy treat this year!

DIY Christmas Pillow Boxes by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for joining me today!

Eva

 

Supplies

Pillow Box Punch Board
Bow Loom
Word Punch Board
Stitch Happy Pen
Stitch Happy Twine
Stitch Happy Gold thread
Tassel Loom
Happy Jig Gold Wire
Happy Jig
Dial Trimmer
Merry Days collection by Crate Paper

New Release: Word Punch Board Numbers & Symbols

Hello We R fans! We’ve got something to get your Monday off to a great start! Announcing our latest new release, the Numbers & Symbols punches for the Word Punch Board!

Word Punch Board Numbers & Symbols punches by We R Memory Keepers

 

You asked, and we listened! This set of punches is sold separately from the Word Punch Board and numbers 0-9, plus popular symbols.

 

Word Punch Board Numbers & Symbols punches by We R Memory Keepers

This set of 13 punches that fit perfectly into the Word Punch Board will start shipping to retailers near the end of November, so watch for them in stores and online sometime in December.

 

5 Ideas for Handmade Cards

 

World Cardmaking Day 2018 | We R Memory Keepers

Happy Friday friends! Tomorrow is World Cardmaking Day and we’re celebrating today with a roundup of 5 Ideas for Handmade Cards. If you’re looking for card inspiration using our Punch Boards, Happy Jig, or other tools then you’re in the right place!

Make a Shaker Pocket with the Fuse Tool

Shaker pockets add a fun interactive element to your handmade cards. They’re easy to make with the Clear Cut Circle Punch, the Photo Sleeve Fuse Tool, and your favorite color sequins.

Handmade Halloween Card featuring the Clear Cut Circle Punch by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Make Mini Cards and Matching Envelopes with the Mini Envelope Punch Board

Mini handmade cards are perfect for including with birthday, shower, holiday, or other gifts. Use journaling cards, die cuts, or tags and make matching mini envelopes with the Mini Envelope Punch Board.

We R Memory Keepers Mini Envelope Punch Board

Create a Set of Coordinating Handmade Cards

While you’ve got your papers and embellishments out on your workspace, make a few cards that coordinate and can be used either together as a gift set, or separately for future occasions. Use different techniques and tools, like the Banner Punch Board, Word Punch Board, and Square Punch Board. If you’re making a creative mess, you might as well get as much out of it as you can!

Handmade Card Set featuring the We R Memory Keepers Word Punch Board, Banner Punch Board, and Square Punch Board

Layer Handmade Tags for Your Card Background

Layering DIY gift tags on the background of your card creates depth, texture, and visual interest. Make custom tags in no time with the Tag Punch Board. It’s a great way to use up your paper scraps too!

Handmade Card featuring the We R Memory Keepers Tag Punch Board

Make a DIY Envelope Liner to Match Your Handmade Card

The 123 Punch Board is the most versatile of all Punch Boards! Check out this beautiful handmade card and envelope. Can you guess which elements were made with the 123 Punch Board? If you guessed the Bow, Banner, Envelope and Liner you are correct! It’s the ultimate tool for any crafter.

Handmade Card and Matching DIY Envelope featuring the We R Memory Keepers 123 Punch Board

We hope these handmade card ideas have helped inspire your own cardmaking projects. Have a wonderful and creative World Cardmaking Day tomorrow, and come back and visit us next week for more craft tutorials.

Supplies:

Mini Envelope Punch Board
Tag Punch Board
123 Punch Board
Clear Cut Circle Punch
Photo Sleeve Fuse Tool
Word Punch Board
Square Punch Board
Banner Punch Board

 

Pinwheel Punch Board

@WeRMemoryKeepers Summer Showcase and New Release Schedule 2014

We’ve been teasing you with images of fun pinwheels for weeks and today we’re excited to announce the Pinweel Punch Board (MSRP $24.99).

@wermemorykeeper pinwheel punch board shipping to retailers in October 2014The Pinwheel Punch Board easily creates pinwheels from 3 to 12 inches, in one inch increments. The easy-to-use cutting guide ensures perfect pinwheels every single time! We’ve also developed attachments and paper straw handles (MSRP $4.99) to ensure that your pinwheel creations easily spin.

The Pinwheel Punch Board and accessories will begin shipping to retailers in October.

Interested in seeing exactly how this fun new product works? We thought you might be…

Pop over to our Facebook account @WeRMemoryKeepers for a fun giveaway celebrating the release of the Pinwheel Punch Board!