Thanksgiving Cornucopia Centerpiece

Happy Friday friends! I hope you’ve enjoyed the Thanksgiving project inspiration this week! Aly Dosdall here today to finish off the week with an easy Thanksgiving centerpiece idea featuring the DIY Party Board.

Thanksgiving Cornucopia Centerpiece featuring the DIY Party Board by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

The cylinder and cone shapes you can make with the DIY Party Board are so versatile. As I was trying to come up with a centerpiece idea for this year’s Thanksgiving table, I looked at some treat cones I had recently made and immediately thought of cornucopias!

Thanksgiving Cornucopia Centerpiece featuring the DIY Party Board by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Thanksgiving Cornucopia Centerpiece featuring the DIY Party Board by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

All I did was create treat cones from some Pebbles Heart of Home papers following the instructions that come with the board, but I left the top flaps open.

DIY Party Board by We R Memory Keepers

Then I embellished them with some twine, sequin stickers and die cuts from the Heart of Home collection, and filled them with some chocolates, mini pinecones, and acorns.

Thanksgiving Cornucopia Centerpiece featuring the DIY Party Board by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I complimented the cornucopias, gold pumpkins, and forrest finds with some adorable gold napkin and fork bows from Sweet Tooth Fairy for American Crafts. They were a breeze to put together and everything was included in the kit.

Thanksgiving Cornucopia Centerpiece featuring the DIY Party Board by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

If you’re looking for some Thanksgiving tablescape inspiration, these DIY Party Board cornucopias are festive and easy to make.

Thanksgiving Cornucopia Centerpiece featuring the DIY Party Board by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

You can fill them with fall leaves, indian corn, goodies, favors, or whatever you’d like. Thanks for joining me today, and have a great weekend friends!

Supplies:

DIY Party Board
Crop-A-Dile
Pebbles Heart of Home Collection
Sweet Tooth Fairy Napkin and Fork Bow Kit
American Crafts Sticky Thumb Double Sided Tape
Jute Twine

Thowback Thursday: Thanksgiving Banner

Hello We R fans, and welcome to Throwback Thursday! We’ve got a great Thanksgiving decor project to share with you from last fall featuring the Banner Punch Board. Check it out below!

 

My name is Kimberly Crawford and I love paper. And really cool tools to use with paper! The WRMK Banner Punch Board makes creating festive banners so easy. I was thrilled at how quickly this banner came together. The unexpected surprise to the tool for me was the hole punch built in at the top. It pierces perfectly lined up holes for the string.

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The toughest part of this project was choosing which beautiful papers from the Wildflower Collection! The papers I used spoke to me of Thanksgiving. I have golds, burlaps, and many branches in my décor for that time of year, so this motif fit in perfectly. I cannot wait to hang it up over the buffet in our dining room!

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Thanksgiving Garland

Hello crafty people! Soraya here to share with you some garland inspiration for your Thanksgiving celebration using two of the new We R Memory Keepers releases: the Square Punch Board and the Tear Guides! Those tools are fantastic, you will love them!

Thanksgiving Banner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

To make this banner, I chose a seasonal color combo: orange, green and kraft! First of all, I used the Mini Alphabet Punch Board to create the word THANKFUL. Each letter has to be made from a 1.5 x 2.5 inch rectangle so I moved the guides to the right dimensions on the Square Punch board and made all my little cards like this! So easy!

Mini Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Square Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Square Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Mini Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Now that the letters are done, let’s go ahead and make the garland! I wanted to add some texture like lace and burlap. I also wanted to create lots of fringe: the Tear Guides were perfect for this! Thanks to the water pen I could easily moisten the cardstock before tearing it. This is how I was able to create the fringe.

Tear Guides by We R Memory Keepers

Tear Guides by We R Memory Keepers

Tear Guides by We R Memory Keepers

Let’s assemble the banner now! First, fold all the stripes in two and use the crop-a-dile to make a hole on the top of them.

Crop-A-Dile by We R Memory Keepers

Then, make other stripes with lace and burlap and repeat the hole process before passing them all on a twine:

Thanksgiving Banner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Time to decorate! I used the gorgeous and oh so cute diecuts from the fall collection by our sister brand, Pebbles.

Thanksgiving Banner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Thanksgiving Banner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

And voilà! The Thanksgiving banner is ready to decorate your wall!

Thanksgiving Banner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Thanksgiving Banner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Thanksgiving Banner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Hope you had fun joining me today. Happy Thanksgiving to you all and until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Square Punch Board
Tear Guides
Bazzill Cardstock
Mini Alphabet Punch Board
Diecuts by Pebbles
Lace, burlap and twine

Turkey Place Cards

Hello, We R fans! Laura here today with some adorable turkey place cards for your Thanksgiving table. Every year we host Thanksgiving at our house for my parents, my husband’s mom and grandma, and usually some friends and other relatives. I think it can be really fun to add a little something extra to the table with Thanksgiving place cards for each person.

Turkey Place Cards by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

To make these place cards, start by trimming orange cardstock to four inches by six inches. Score and fold in half. Then, run one half through the Evolution Advanced with the gemstone embossing folder.

Evolution Advanced and Next Level Embossing Folders by We R Memory Keepers

Use the circle template to cut out circles from the gold honeycomb pad to create the turkey’s belly. Adhere the turkey to the bottom of the folded orange card.

DIY Party Honeycomb Pads and Stencils by We R Memory Keepers

Use the clear cut circle punch to cut circles out of patterned fall themed paper. Then, use the circle punch to create the “feathers” for the turkey. You do this by placing part of the circle into the punch to create a leaf shape.

Clear Cut Circle Punch by We R Memory Keepers

The clear cut punch is great for this because you can see exactly what you are punching. You can get two feathers out of each circle you punch out. Adhere the feathers to the to top of the turkey’s belly using adhesive.

Use the clear cut tag punch to trim out little flag shapes from white cardstock. I love the clear cut punch because I can use scrap paper and see exactly what I am going to be trimming.

Clear Cut Tag Punch by We R Memory Keepers

Write the name of the guest on your white flag and then adhere to the bottom right of the place card. These are adorable and would be a fun craft to make with the kids. Creative turkeys are one of my favorite ways to decorate for Thanksgiving.

Turkey Place Cards by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

This little turkey would also look adorable on a Thanksgiving card or scrapbook layout as well.

Turkey Place Cards by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies

 

Evolution Advanced

Next Level Embossing Folder

Gold Honeycomb Pad

Honeycomb Stencils

Clear Cut Circle Punch

Clear Cut Tag/Banner Punch

Pebbles Harvest Papers

Orange and White Cardstock

15 Days of Gratitude: Part 3

Hello, and Happy Thanksgiving to our U.S. friends! It’s Aly here with you today to share the last week of pages in my 15 Days of Gratitude journal. If you missed the first two parts of this three part series, you can check them out HERE and HERE. I enjoy this project so much, and am always glad for the chance to focus on the good things in life this time of year.

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Today, along with the completed pages, I wanted to share a few tips with you. First, I find it easier to gather all of the supplies that I plan to use for the entire journal and keep them in a basket or bag out on my work surface. That way when I have time to work on it I don’t have to go fishing around for my supplies.

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I also used a couple of paper pads from the Typecast Mint collection. Using coordinating paper pads made it easy since no matter what papers I chose, they worked nicely together. I also used a few packs of coordinating stickers, tags, and labels to use as accents and layers.

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I found a few rolls of washi tape that match my papers and kept those on hand, using some on each page. For this album I journaled with my Typecast typewriter and a Heidi Swapp date stamp.

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Another tip is that I always like to add some texture with different materials such as metal, fibers, or ribbon. For this project I pulled in some metal shaped paper clips and some jute twine.

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When designing my pages, I start by selecting at least three patterned papers that I can layer as a base. Then I add my photo or journaling card on top of the papers, and finish off with the bits and pieces like washi tape, paper clips, staples, and smaller stickers, labels and tags.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this gratitude journal inspiration. This project is only one way to record your blessings this time of year, but you can do it many other ways as well. The important thing is to get your thoughts down, and to focus on your blessings and all the good things in your life.

Supplies:

Typecast Typewriter–black
Typecast Paper Collection
Oh Goodie  Shaped Paper Clips
Staple Board
Animal Washi Tape Dispenser–Scottie Dog

Thankful Frame Decor

Hello We R fans and welcome back to the blog today!

I don’t know about you, but for me, this time of the year tends to bring with it a sense of review and taking stock of what has unfolded over the course of the last eleven months. As we head straight towards a busy holiday period, it’s good to take a minute to remind ourselves how very blessed we are!

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I’ve created a bit of a twist on a banner, in that I have hung the banner inside an empty frame. On it, I have hung various tags which each contain an uplifting quote or something we, as a family, are grateful for – a great little pick-me-up at any time of day. I’ve hung it right by our front door so we can all see and make use of it.

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The picture frame is just an inexpensive one I bought. I removed the glass and board inside so that I was just left with the wooden frame. Using some covered wire, I strung the wire in a zig-zag fashion down the length of the frame. Note: The little bendy metal bits at the back of the frame that usually hold down the glass etc, were perfect for holding the wire down!

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Each little tag is slightly different. I created the basic shapes using my DIY Party Tag Punch. Do yourself a favour and add this punch to your stash!! For this project I used 1 and 2 inch wide tags. Note: I’ve used the High Five 6×6 pad for the tags – the reason being that the pages are only printed with a pattern on one side, which was perfect for my quote idea.

These particular tags have some feather embellishments. They are paper die cut shapes which I created using my Evolution Advanced and some more of the High Five 6×6 sheets. TIP: A bit of machine stitching will bring leaves and feathers to life.

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This awesome wood grain paper print shows off a little layered stamping perfectly. I used my Rose Layered Stamp and Mini Stamp Pads with the Precision Press and just love the way the stamping worked out.

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Using the new Layered Stamps is so easy, thanks to the guide, which is included in the set. Below you can see how I lined up my guide to stamp on my tag. Press down the lid part of the Precision Press grabs the stamp to keep in place. The layered sets each have a couple of stamps, numbered, so you know in what order to stamp. Simply change out the number inside the frame which is already in place so all your stamps line up perfectly!

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This tag has a few little leafy details…

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A great tip for more precise placement or if you want to use up leftover bits, is to use the Magnetic Mat in your Evolution Advanced. It keeps your dies in place so you can make use of all available space on the paper and the dies don’t slide around on the mat.

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Feathery dies and small details in the form of High Five stickers…

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This tag has some gold heat embossing detail as well as a few other bits and bobs. I’ve used the Banner Layered stamp and only stamped around half the image.

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Once all my tags were ready it was time to have some fun… I searched for some classic thankful quotes on the net and combined them with some thoughts on my own special family members.

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In between the tags are some very small details. A wing (to remember we are protected), a clock (time goes fast – make the most of it) and a compass (for the journey).

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My DS reaching for a bit of inspiration!

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You could adapt this idea to suit a season or a special birthday or anniversary gift!

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Thanks so much for joining me today!

Chantalle
Supplies:

High Five 6×6 Pad

High Five Puffy Stickers

High Five Accent Stickers

High Five ‘White Wash’ 12×12

High Five ‘Awesome’ 12×12

Adhesive Sequins

Feather Shape Die

Precision Press

Rose Layered Stamp

Banner Layered Stamp

Banner Punch Board

Evolution Advanced

Mini Stamp Pads

Typecast Typewriter

DIY Party Tag Punch

 

Thanksgiving Hostess Gift

Hello friends! Eva Pizarro here today sharing quick hostess gift made for this Thanksgiving party.

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I love all the Thanksgiving theme gifts but for me nothing is more meaningful than some kind words. For this gift I made a geometric planter and added a card made with the Gift Card Holder die set. Instead of a gift card I placed a note thanking my friends for inviting us to their first Thanksgiving party!

To make the card, simply use your Evolution Advanced to cut all the pieces of your Gift card Holder Set. I used the new Typecast Collection mixing blue, wood grain and copper colors.

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Change your ink color to Gold and use your Typecast Typewriter to write a thank you note for your hostess.

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Cut your paper and round the edges with your Corner Chomper to fit your Gift card holder

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To make the planter Use your Trim And Score Board and your Triangle Score Guide. Just follow the instructions on the booklet. I scored my lines every 1 ½ inch.

Score your diagonal lines in one direction and your straight lines in the other one.

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Place your succulent in a can and make some holes on the bottom for better drainage. Wrap your paper over the can gluing your paper with some hot glue gun in a few spots.

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If your paper is not long enough attach another piece making sure you line up the triangles.

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Finally insert a wooden stick on your succulent to hold your card.

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I think the Gift Card Holder set is perfect for a sweet message!

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I think my friend is going to be thrilled with the plant and the card. Do you bring hostess gifts to your parties?

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Have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Typecast Typewriter

Typecast Ribbon Gold

Typecast 12 x 12 Paper Pad

Gift Card Holder Die Set

Evolution Advanced

Trim And Score Board

Triangle Score Guide

Thanksgiving Project Roundup

Happy Friday friends! For Throwback Thursday today we’ve got a roundup of past Thanksgiving project ideas that we’ve shared here on the blog. If you need some creative inspiration for your weekend craft time, we’ve got you covered! So sit back, relax, and grab and cup of something warm to drink.

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Thankful Card & Layout

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Last year we enjoyed having guest designer Daniela Dobson share these beautiful Thankful projects with us that she made with the Wildflower collection. We just love her beautiful layout about her family’s favorite Thanksgiving, and nothing says “thank you” like a lovely handmade card. CLICK HERE for the original blog post.

Folded Leaf Garland

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This beautiful 3D fall garland is the perfect decor piece to show from September through Thanksgiving at the end of November. Folded paper shapes are a fun technique you can use on lots of different paper craft projects, and our Trim and Score Board makes scoring and folding so easy. Visit the blog post HERE for full instructions.

Thanks Banner

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Our current design team member, Kimberly Crawford, visited us last year as a guest designer and shared this simply gorgeous Thanks Banner using the Wildflower collection and the Banner Punch Board. CLICK HERE to learn how to make this easy decor piece for your Thanksgiving feast next week.

Paper Weaving Give Thanks Card

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If you’ll be a guest at Thanksgiving dinner this year, make a beautiful woven paper card to express your thanks to the evening’s host. Learn how to duplicate this pretty woven paper technique on our blog HERE.

DIY Teepee Kit

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Give the kids something fun to do while waiting for Thanksgiving dinner to start with our DIY Teepee Kit. It’s easy to assemble, and your can customize it with the included embellishments, paints, and foam stamps, or you can add your own accents and extras. CLICK HERE for more details about this 1950’s Peter Pan Inspired Teepee.

Well, we hope these projects have inspired your thankful crafting friends! If you create a gratitude themed project this weekend, be sure to share it on our Facebook page. We’d love to see what you come up with!

Supplies:

Trim and Score Board
Banner Punch Board
DIY Teepee Kit
Wildflower Collection

Thanksgiving Yarn Wreath

Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here. I love the season of gratitude that November ushers in. Do make myself a little more mindful of expressing gratitude this month, I created a wreath that hangs on my front door:

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I wrapped a straw wreath form in a chunky, multi-colored yarn. I then chose solid colors of regular yarn that coordinated and made several yarn pom poms with the DIY Party Pom Pom Makers. I have now used the Pom Pom Makers several times and I just love how easy they are to use!

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I attached the yarn pom poms, as well as some felt flowers that I made, to the wreath with hot glue. I cut out some felt leaves by hand and attached them with hot glue, as well.

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Last, I used the Mini Alphabet Punch Board to punch the word “thanks” out of Bazzill gold mylar paper. I punched holes in the letters with my Crop-a-dile and strung the letters on gold ribbon. I attached the garland with more hot glue.

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I loved sitting down with warm, cozy yarn on a rainy fall day to make this wreath. The sweater-like feel of the wreath just hollers “autumn”, and the “thanks” garland is a great reminder to be thankful and express gratitude throughout the season.

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Thanks to WRMK for tools that made the process of creating a wreath so easy and enjoyable! If you give a wreath of your own a go, happy creating!

Supplies Used:

DIY Party Pom Pom Makers

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Crop-a-dile

Blessed Wall Hanging

Good morning We R readers, Laura here to share a thankful project with you. This time of year is my absolute favorite. Starting in October there are so many reasons to get together with friends and family to celebrate. Several years ago, around Thanksgiving, we started a tradition in my family to say what we are thankful for every night at dinner throughout the entire year.

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I thought it would be nice to record some of those things we are grateful for, so I created a blessed wall hanging. To start with I used the High Five paper collection and cut strips of patterned paper that were two inches wide.

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Using the banner punch board I created a flag shape on one end of the paper. Then, I trimmed the overall length to six inches. Using the blue horizontal line as a guide at the top of the punch board, I cut a flag shape on the opposite end.

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I folded the banner shape in half and repeated these steps for all seven papers.

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Next, I used the same process to trim white cardstock to fit inside each patterned paper banner shape. This time I cut the strips of cardstock to 1.5 inches and the overall length to 5.5 inches. Then, I used navy textured cardstock from the DIY Party cardstock pad to create a background banner shape for each flag. To assemble, I used my sticky thumb adhesive to attach the white cardstock inside the patterned paper.

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Then, I adhered the patterned paper to the navy background.

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I added the letters ‘BLESSED’ onto the banners with gold glitter foam Thickers.

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I attached each banner shape to a strip of green grosgrain ribbon using red tape.

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I cut the ribbon using the new ribbon cutter tool.

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At the top of the ribbon I folded a little bit over and attached a gold eyelet using the Crop-A-Dile tool. This makes it really easy to hang on the wall.

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Inside we can each write something we are thankful for and it will be a great memory for all of us for years to come.

 

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Supplies:

 

Banner Punch Board

High Five Collection Papers

White Cardstock

DIY Party Cardstock

Sticky Thumb Adhesive

Red Tape

Thickers

Ribbon

Ribbon Cutter

Crop-A-Dile

Eyelet