Halloween Banner with the Circle Spin & Trim

Happy Almost-Halloween, We R friends!  This is Rebecca sharing some hauntingly-fun décor with you today!  I have to admit that Halloween usually gets lost in the mix of happenings at this time of year; we take the kids trick-or-treating, but there’s so much else going on that I don’t put out many (if any) decorations.  The other day my five-year-old daughter mentioned that she was sad we didn’t have decorations up and that prompted me to find some time to create a little something we could hang up.

Halloween Banner featuring the Circle Spin & Trim by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Looking over all of my WRMK tools, I got so many fun ideas for things to create, not the least of which was a scalloped “HAPPY HAUNTINGS” banner made with the Circle Spin & Trim, and some help from Pebbles’ Spooky Boo collection.

We R Memory Keepers Circle Spin & Trim

I started by cutting out fourteen 6” circles from the different Spooky Boo patterned papers.  It took mere minutes to do using the Spin & Trim, it’s that easy!  I cut 2 from each 12” x 12” paper so I could use a circle from each side.

Halloween Banner featuring the Circle Spin & Trim by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I then folded each circle in half.  You can use the aid of a scoring tool like the WRMK Scoreboard, if you need to.  I lay each word (‘happy’ and ‘hauntings’) out on my table and measured the length of twine I’d need for each strand.  I folded the circles over the twine and adhered them closed, creating scalloped garlands.

Halloween Banner featuring the Circle Spin & Trim by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I used the Circle Spin & Trim again to cut fourteen 2” circles out of gold glitter paper and adhered each letter of my phrase to them.  While the Thickers are already backed with adhesive, I added extra glue to ensure a firm hold since sunlight and heat from our television are both could dry out the existing adhesive.

Halloween Banner featuring the Circle Spin & Trim by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Before committing those circles to my garland, I chose a few simple embellishments like paper stickers, puffy stickers, and a little black lace to add to each semi-circle.

Halloween Banner featuring the Circle Spin & Trim by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

As much as I’m not a fan of spiders AT ALL, the glitter wall spiders make a creepy-cute addition to some of the banner pieces.

Halloween Banner featuring the Circle Spin & Trim by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I also couldn’t resist whipping up some ghost tassels with yarn and the Tassel Loom, which I tied onto the twine in-between circles.  The final touch was a bit of off-white sequin trim to the top of each scallop.

Halloween Banner featuring the Circle Spin & Trim by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

This was such a fun project to create and, thanks to the Circle Spin & Trim, cutting out all of those circles was so easy and fast—and uniform, which makes handmade home décor look a lot more polished.  My daughter is so excited to finally have some Halloween décor in our house!  I’m sure it won’t be the last we put up this year, either; I think more of those ghosts are calling my name…

Halloween Banner featuring the Circle Spin & Trim by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies:

Circle Spin & Trim

Tassel Loom

Scoreboard

Valentine’s Day Card with the Score Board

Hello We R fans! Kimberly Crawford here today with a Valentine’s Day card. I don’t know what it is, but I love, love, love making cards for Valentine’s Day! Maybe its because red is my favorite color, but I am guessing it mostly has to do with the fact that I get to send cards to people who mean so much to me! One way to make my cards really stand out is by creating a rosette. Making rosettes of all sizes is a breeze with the We R Memory Keepers Score Board!

Valentine's Day Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Rosettes are a folded circle of sorts. They add a ton of dimension. I love how I see large rosettes being hung on walls for party décor, so I thought, why not make a card-sized version? While I am sharing a smaller size, you can easily adapt these instructions to create rosettes for scrapbook layouts or large ones for party décor!

Valentine's Day Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To create a card-sized rosette, begin by cutting a piece of patterned paper measuring 1” wide by 12” long. Using the We R Memory Keepers Score Board, score the paper every ½” for the entire length of the strip of paper.

We R Memory Keepers Score Boar

Tip: Place the paper slightly below the top of the scoring space. When you place your scoring tool inside the line groove at the top, sliding down from there over the paper makes the score lines cleaner.

We R Memory Keepers Score Boar

Once the score lines are completed, fold the paper to create mountains and valleys. Meaning you will fold the paper forward on one score line, and then backward on the next score line.

We R Memory Keepers Score Board

 

After the entire strip of patterned paper has been folded, adhere the ends together, making sure to continue the pattern. Use strong adhesive.

Clear Cut Circle Punch by We R Memory Keepers

A flat circle needed to be created to hold the rosette in place. The We R Memory Keepers Clear Cut Circle Punch was the ideal size. A circle was punched from the same patterned paper, as the first step.

Valentine's Day Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Cover the punched circle with glue, strong glue. Push the center of the scored paper circle down to create the rosette. Carefully place it over the top of the glue. It will need to be held this in place for several minutes. Consider laying something down on top of it, to keep everything adhering as flat as possible.

Valentine's Day Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Once the rosette is dry, go ahead and embellish and decorate it. I used the Pebbles, Inc. collection, Forever My Always to add special touches. With rosettes, pennants always seem to add a nice contrast to the circular shape. Plus, that heart-shaped die cut in the middle of the rosette is perfect!

Valentine's Day Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Who will you be making Valentine’s for this year?

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers

Pebbles, Inc. – Forever My Always