Your Favorite We R Tools!

Hello and welcome back friends! This week we’re sharing our Top 3 Tools and what we love about them. We thought it would be fun to start the week off by sharing your Top 3 Favorite We R Tools–three of our best sellers!


For years the Crop-A-Dile has been a favorite among crafters of all kinds. It’s a versatile and powerful tool that punches holes in two sizes (1/8 and 3/16) and sets multiple sizes of eyelets, snaps, and other metal embellishments. The Crop-A-Dile punches through paper, chipboard, cork board, tin, aluminum, acrylic, leather, MDF, wood, and more.

Crop-A-DIle layout by We R Memory Keepers

The Cinch

Making your own notebooks, planners, journals, calendars, and mini books is a cinch with The Cinch book binding tool! This has been a staple in thousands of crafts room for many years. Choose from multiple binding wire colors or spiral binding as well.

We R Memory Keepers Cinch Binding Tool

Punch Boards

We R Memory Keepers has become well known for making Punch Boards. These innovative tools are exclusive to our brand, and are a favorite of crafters worldwide. If you like to make your own party decor, home decor, or gift wrap then these are the tools for you!

We R Memory Keepers Punch Board Projects

Thanks for stopping by, and for your enthusiasm and support of our crafting tools. Be sure to check back each day this week to see which tools are our design team’s favorites. Will your favorites be on their Top 3 lists?

The Cinch
Punch Boards

Top Ten Punch Board Projects

Do you find yourself in need of some crafting ideas? Do you sit down to create with your substantial scrapbook stash only to find your stash of ideas running low? Look no further, because today we’ve got a post chock full of fabulous project ideas using our popular Punch Boards. Introducing, our Top Ten Punch Board Projects!

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We love this late summer/early fall burlap and flower wreath. This project is super easy to make with our Flower Punch Board.


Flower Punch Board Wreath

This post showing how to use our original Envelope Punch Board to create paper bows is one of our most popular punch board blog posts. We love finding multiple uses for one tool!


Paper Bows with the Envelope Punch Board

Combining our Corner Chomper with the Gift Bag Punch Board makes for a cute and meaningful gift idea for someone you love.


Reasons I Love You Bag

We think this custom gift wrap set by We R designer Jennie McGarvey is so much fun! Using our Pinwheel Punch Board for gift wrapping is genius!


Pinwheel Punch Board Custom Gift Wrap

We R designer, Kathy Martin, shows us that gift wrapping doesn’t have to be feminine and frilly. This Father’s Day Gift Trio she create using the new 123 Punch Board (and some other new We R tools) is perfect for any man in your life.


Father’s Day Gift Trio

How cute is this Owl Gift Bag made with our Gift Bag Punch Board? This project has been a favorite on Pinterest, and would make the perfect back-to-school teacher gift!


Owl Gift Bag

Making a utensil holder with our Pillow Box Punch Board is such a clever use of this tool! You could make one for any special occasion by swapping out appropriate papers.


Pillow Box Utensil Holder

We R designer, Traci Penrod, was really thinking outside the box when she made this elegant Easter basket with our Gift Box Punch Board. Just gorgeous!


Gift Box Punch Board Easter Basket

Coming in with the second highest number of all time views on the We R blog, this mini album made with the Envelope Punch Board is easy to make and oh-so-clever!


Envelope Punch Board Mini Book

We all know you can make beautiful banners with the new Banner Punch Board, but did you know you can pockets with it too? We love this denim pocket card–so fun!


Banner Punch Board Denim Pocket Card

Don’t know about you, but we’re off to grab our Punch Boards and get crafting! We hope this post is as inspiring for you as it is for us. Creative cheers!

Envelope Notcher

@WeRMemoryKeepers Summer Showcase and New Release Schedule 2014

Our easy-to-use Envelope Punch Board was release nearly two years ago and continues to be a top seller. So many of you love its multi-function use and thoughtful details, like the ability to round envelope corners for a more finished look.

Today we’re announcing the release of an expansion tool – the Envelope Notcher (MSRP $15.99).

@WeRMemoryKeeper Envelope Notcher available to the public in October 2014

The magnetic Envelope Notcher allows for easy alignment, creating small notches on almost any size envelope. When used on a tri-fold card or envelope, the notch creates a secure latch that doesn’t require an adhesive product.

The Envelope Notcher will be available to the public in October 2014.

Interested in seeing this particular tool in action? We’ve got you covered with a fun how-to…

This fun tool will not be in stores until October, but we want to get you ready to roll when it’s available…Enter to win two Envelope Punch Boards today – that’s one for you and one for a friend – by leaving us a comment and letting us know why you NEED one of these punch boards today!

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Washi Tape Gift Boxes

Last week I shared a banner using Washi Tape as lettering.  Today I’m sharing some valentine gift boxes using washi tape in more unique ways.

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First I created my pillow box using the Pillow Box Punch Board and then I wrapped several lengths of washi tape around the middle of the box.  Then I covered two small pieces of white textured cardstock with strips of washi tape and ran them through my Evolution with the Heart Punches Dies to create the fun heart accents.  Designer tip: to create a cool look I matched the washi strips on the hearts to the washi background on the pillow box. I finished the box off by wrapping some Baker’s Twine around one end.

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Once I punched my gift box out with the Gift Box Punch Board and folded it together, I added parallel strips of washi tape around both sides of the box to mimic ribbon.  Then I layered Chevron Washi Tape over the top to add some extra visual interest.

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Finally, I created a rosette for the top of the box by placing parallel strips of washi tape along a 1 1/2 x 12 inch piece of white cardstock, scoring and folding it accordion style, and then forming the rosette.  A small die cut heart with an enamel shape in the center finishes the box off nicely.

Washi tape is great for wrapping and packaging–it’s quick, easy, and it looks great!



Washi Tape–Sea Foam, Plum, Onyx
Chevron Washi Tape–Raven
Gift Box Punch Board
Pillow Box Punch Board
Heart Punches Dies
Enamel Shapes–Cool
Baker’s Twine–Pink

More Punch Boards Hooray!!!

I couldn’t wait to show off the latest from We R. We are hanging out at CHA and we will be doing LOTS product reveals in addition to GIVEAWAYS galore. Hang out with us for the next few days and we promise to make it lots of fun.

Check out the PUNCH BOARDS from We R.

Punch Boards make it easy, not to mention cost-effective, to create party bags and boxes simply by punching and scoring using any paper. Create bags and boxes in a variety of sizes and use them for special occasions such as baby and wedding showers, birthdays, holidays, party favors, and more. Use the Punch Boards to create Gift Bags, Gift Boxes, Pillow Boxes, and Candy Boxes. Look for these new tools this fall.

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Gift Boxes

Check out this video to see the Punch Boards in action.

The Punch Boards will be available in October. Use the Punch Boards to help you create all your gift bags and boxes for this upcoming holiday season.

Which Punch Board do you like best?