Pocket Page with the 3 Way Corner Punch

Hello We R Memory Keepers fans! Soraya here with you today for another fun project. I’m so excited to introduce you a new release: the 3 Way Corner Punch! I made this pocket page with this great tool and some others of my favorite products you already know: the Square Punch Board, the Mini Alphabet Punch Board, the Fuse Tool and the new Trim & Score Board! Here we go!

Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

First of all, I used the Square Punch Board to prepare the papers that I will need to create the letters. So I cut 4 rectangles (2.5 x 1.5 inch) in a row! So easy! (See my previous tutorial using the fabulous Square Punch Board.)

Square Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Then I grabbed my Mini Alphabet Punch Board and created the letters L, V, and E for the word LOVE. I followed the instructions that are in the guide book and shaped the letter V with my Stitch Happy scissors.

Mini Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

I decided to divide the first pocket in 4 parts in order to place the letters L, O, V and E, and create 4 shaker sleeves with my wonderful Fuse Tool. I started to place the letter V on the bottom left, add some sequins then fused it all. I repeated the process four times and I added at last a heart to replace the letter O. I just love how it turned!

Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Extra tip: use the grid on the Fuse mat to place your ruler. You will get nice straight line!

The Bloom Storage is absolutely perfect to gather my Valentine supplies, and it’s so beautiful too. I couldn’t resist to store my We R sequins on the top!

Bloom Storage by We R Memory Keepers

Bloom Storage by We R Memory Keepers

I divided the second pocket in 2 parts and fused it in the middle. I used the new Trim & Score Board to cut the paper triangles. Love this design as well!

Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

With the new 3 Way Corner Punch, I rounded the corners of my 3 cards. We can say that this punch is genius since it offers you 3 different sizes: 4mm, 7mm and 10mm. For the big cards, I chose the large 10mm size.

3 Way Corner Punch by We R Memory Keepers

3 Way Corner Punch by We R Memory Keepers

3 Way Corner Punch by We R Memory Keepers

I also rounded the top corners (7mm) of this cute diecut before sticking it to the card! You can even punch little pieces of embellishments with the 3 Way Corner Punch: it’s comfortable, light and easy to press!

3 Way Corner Punch by We R Memory Keepers

Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

For the other cards, I punched them with the 4mm size. I love how the corners of my photos are shaped like this!

Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

3 Way Corner Punch by We R Memory Keepers

Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

And voilà my pocket page is done! This little corner punch is definitely one of my favorite and essential tools that will stay on my craft table!

Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

I hope you had fun joining me today. You will love this cute Corner Punch for sure! Happy creating everyone and until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

3 Way Corner Punch

Stitch Happy Scissors

Trim & Score Board

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Square Punch Board

We R washi tapes

Papers are from Pink Paislee

Roller Stamp by Pink Paislee

Fuse Tool

Fuse Mat

Fuse Ruler

Bloom Storage

FUSEables embellishments

We R Pocket Pages

Interactive Gift Tags

Hello WeR fans and welcome back to the blog today! Chantalle with you again, with some ideas on how to make a simple gift tag a bit more exciting, thanks to some of my fave WRMK tools!

Interactive Gift Tags by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

 

These tags can serve as embellishments, card and tag combined on your next gift! They are a snip to put together and will add a personal touch to giftwrap.

Interactive Gift Tags by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Interactive Gift Tags by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

My gift box has a sleeved pull out tag. I started out with a strip of gorgeous shooting star paper from my Dear Lizzy Star Gazer 6×6 Pad. I made the tag about 2×3 inches. I’ve left the little perforated strip at the top because the print was super cute and I think it added a nice bit of contrast.

I then used my new (and so very clever!) 3-Way Corner Punch to round the edges. This tool allows you to round corners at 4, 7 & 10mm angles. Three tools in one and butter-soft to punch!

Interactive Gift Tags by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

My sleeve consists of a sheet of blush pink vellum from a DIY Party Vellum Pad. Eyeballing it, I trimmed a piece, folded sit over and machine stitched it shut. TIP: If you accidentally sew your pocket a bit too small, simply trim off a bit of the tag and re-round the corners.

I used a 1-inch circle punch to punch a semi circle shape at the top of the sleeve, so it would make it easier to grab the tag inside. Simply slide your paper in to the point of it being half way across the circle punch, if that makes sense!

Interactive Gift Tags by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers 

I popped a teeny pre-cut tag shape from a pack of Crate Paper Good Vibes Ephemera on top of my tag and punched a little hole in them both, using my Crop a Dile. I adhered a little speech bubble shape from the ephemera pack on top of the bottom tag. It is lined so it’s perfect for writing a note. The two tags have been tied together with some checkered ribbon and embellished with a gorgeous little flower from a pack of Pink Paislee Wild Child Puffy Stickers.

 

Interactive Gift Tags by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Interactive Gift Tags by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

My other tag does a fantastic job of multitasking! It serves as a simple gift wrap as well as containing a card. You could also use this area to enclose a gift card or voucher.

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This type of ‘neck talker’ is a favourite of mine for gifting. It is a great way to use up a longer length of scrap paper. This one uses a strip of stunning Crate Paper Good Vibes ‘All Good’, about 4 inches across and about 10 inches long. You can adjust the length, depending on how deep you want your pocket or how much of the bottle you wish to cover.

I folded the bottom 6 inches or so over, and machine stitched shut. Before I sewed it closed however, I used my Circle Clear Cut Punch to pop a circle in two spots: One on the bottom section of where I was folding over, to reveal a little cut out area and the second one, at the top half of my talker, so it can hang over the bottle.

If you have a look at the photos below, you can see I punched my first circle, folded the paper over and sewed it shut, then folded another bit near the top of the strip and punched another circle for the opening to go over the bottle.

The edges of the talker were again, rounded with the 3-Way Corner Rounder.

Interactive Gift Tags by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers 

This ethnic tag from the Good Vibes Ephemera Pack was the inspiration for the embellished bottle neck. I’ve used some beautiful Amy Tangerine Washi Tapes and run them around the bottle neck, coming to a ‘V’ shape at the back. I also used some sequins which I adhered using a low temp glue gun. I CANNOT wait to try out the new USB Powered range of tools debuted at Creativation a few weeks ago!!

Interactive Gift Tags by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

 

I’ve used lots of ribbons and twines on bottle necks before, but never washi tape. I just love the effect and will definitely be using it again!

Interactive Gift Tags by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I’m so happy with how these gifts turned out! Perhaps you will give these ideas a try next time you need to give a gift. It would be great to see your creations, so tag us on social media!

Interactive Gift Tags by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Until next time, happy crafting!

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

Trim & Score Board

3-Way Corner Punch

Circle Clear Cut Punch

Crop a Dile

DIY Party Vellum Pad

Pink Paislee Wild Child Puffy Stickers

Dear Lizzy Star Gazer 6×6 Pad

Crate Paper Good Vibes Chipboard Stickers

Crate Paper Good Vibes Ephemera

Crate Paper Good Vibes ‘All Good’ 12×12

Amy Tangerine Washi Tape

WRMK Gold Adhesive Sequins

Sticky Thumb Adhesive Runner

 

 

 

 

 

Gate Fold Valentine

Hey there, We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here, to share with you a card that I created using the brand new 3 Way Corner Punch. I had so much fun creating this gate fold Valentine.

 

The trim and score board is perfect for card making because you can cut and score with the same tool! No more switching tools to score. The card base for this card is 4” x 8” cut from white cardstock. After cutting the card base, I scored it at the 2” mark and the 6” mark to create the gates on the front of the card. After folding the gates into the center of the card, I rounded each of the 4 corners (with the gates folded closed) with the 10mm corner rounder. The 3 way corner punch punched through the folded cardstock perfectly.

After I had the card base create, I cut patterned paper to go on all the panels of the card. The patterned papers that go on the gates are slightly smaller than 2”x 4” and the inside panel is slightly smaller than 4” square. I used the 3 way corner rounder to round the corners of the patterned paper too. I love that the corners have the exact same radius.

When all the patterned papers were adhered to the card base, it was time for embellishments and a sentiment. I made sure that all the embellishments were adhered well so that when I send the card in the mail, they will stay securely in place. Above the “lots” portion of the sentiment I added a small piece of white cardstock so that I can add a small handwritten message with the card. I rounded the corners of the white cardstock with the 7mm corner rounder. The 10mm was perfect for the outside corners of the card but a little too round for the small piece of cardstock. I loved not having to find another tool to change the radius of the corner.

I love how this cute little card turned out and I love the ease of creating the card with just two tools. Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’ll see you again soon!

 

Supplies:

Trim and Score Board

3 Way Corner Punch

Crate Paper Main Squeeze collection

Trim and Score Board Project Roundup

Hello and happy Friday! We hope you’ve enjoyed this week full of Trim and Score Board projects. We thought we’d finish off the week with a roundup of five fabulous projects featuring the Trim and Score Board from past blog posts. Take a look below and enjoy the inspiration!

We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board Project Roundup

DIY Geometric Jewelry Holder

The Trim and Score Board and the Triangle Score Guide are truly a match made in heaven! CLICK HERE to learn how to use these two tools to make an adorable geometric jewelry holder.

Geometric Jewelry Holder by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Trim and Score Board + Triangle Score Guide

We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board + Triangle Score Guide

DIY Paper Rosette Embellishment

It’s easy to customize your projects by making your own paper rosettes with the Trim and Score Board. Visit the blog HERE to learn how to make one for your next project.

Treat Pouch by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

Geometric Light Strand

We think this project featuring the Trim and Score Board, Triangle Score Guide, and Bazzill acetate sheets is genius! Learn how to make your own geometric light strand covers HERE.

Geometric Light Strand by Soraya Maesfor We R Memory Keepers featuring the Trim and Score Board + Triangle Score Guide

Trim and Score Board + Triangle Score Guide by We R Memory Keepers

Geometric Light Strand by Soraya Maesfor We R Memory Keepers featuring the Trim and Score Board + Triangle Score Guide

DIY Mini Album

Use the Trim and Score Board to make your own mini album! Create a custom cover to fit the theme of your photos, and make the inside pages from plain cardstock. CLICK HERE for the full tutorial.

DIY Mini Album by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

DIY Mini Album by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Geometric Fall Apples

Create your own seasonal decor with the Trim and Score Board + Triangle Score Guide. We just love these geometric fall apples! Find full instructions HERE on the blog.

Geometric Fall Apples by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Trim and Score Board + Triangle Score Guide

We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board + Triangle Score Guide

Thanks for stopping by today. We hope you’ve found some helpful inspiration. Have a fun and crafty weekend, and we’ll see you back here on Monday!

Planner Pocket with the New Trim & Score Board

Hello everybody! Soraya here to share with you a fun and easy tutorial to make your own planner pockets using one of the new amazing releases of We R Memory Keepers that you could discover a few days ago at the Creativation show: the new Trim & Score Board !

DIY Planner Pocket by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

To make this cute planner pocket I used a patterned paper from the FUSEables Collection. First, I used the Trim function to cut the paper. I could easily see how sturdy and stable the board is compared to the former one. I cut my paper at 7 – 3/8 inch x 6 – ¾ inch to fit in my mini Memory Planner.

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

Then, I turned the blue guide on the other side to score my paper in the middle. This new system is on point since it prevents the paper from slipping on the board. And since I used a plastic paper, it was very useful to get it stable!

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

To create the folder look on the pocket, I scored the top and cut it with the Trimmer.

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

Time to Fuse! To close the edges of the pocket, I used my Fuse and its ruler as a guide: love how it turned out! And most of all, I love the ‘stitching’ effect you have after passing the tool on the plastic sheet!

DIY Planner Pocket by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Planner Pocket by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Planner Pocket by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Now that the pocket is done and decorated, I just need to place it in my planner. This is why my Planner Punch Board is never too far from me! Use the chart on the back to see what is the perfect alignment for your planner and punch it!

Planner Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Planner Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Planner Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

And that’s a wrap! The planner pocket is done and ready to keep your favorite photos or journaling that you write on tags and labels!

DIY Planner Pocket by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Planner Pocket by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Planner Pocket by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Planner Pocket by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

I hope you had fun joining me. Now it’s your turn to play with the new Trim & Score Board! Grab your planner and make tons of happy pockets to store your favorite memories! Have fun creating and until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Trim & Score Board

Planner Punch Board

Memory Planner by Heidi Swapp

Fuse Tool

FUSE Ruler

FUSEables papers

Diecuts are from “Fancy Free” by Paige Taylor Evans for Pink Paislee

 

 

Celebrate with a Waffle Bar

 

Welcome back to the blog today! It’s Chantalle here and I’d love to share a celebratory idea with you, which I put together for my kiddo’s first day back at school. It was a special one, as my DS started High School and my sweet little girl faces a new chapter without big brother to look out for her on the playground.

To mark the occasion, we had waffles for dinner! You can imagine their delight in having sweets as a main meal, lol.

DIY Waffle Bar Decor by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

All-you-can-eat candy at this waffle bar!

DIY Waffle Bar Decor by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I got the waffle idea playing around with my new and improved Trim & Score Board. The blade has been updated and now features super precise cutting. The board also feels sturdier now, thanks to a new locking mechanism at the back. I definitely enjoyed using this new board more than it’s predecessor.

I started by trimming up four pieces of some Bazzill Classic Yellow Mono Cardstock. (I just eyeballed it, but I reckon it was a bit wider than 4×6 size. Maybe 5×6) and then ran some score lines down the length and breadth of two of the sheets, at roughly 1 inch intervals. I also ran some narrower lines in between those (again, eyeballing) to create the illusion of the dents in the waffle shape.

I trimmed out the square shapes that had formed from the scoring lines, leaving a narrow border around each one. Initially, I had a much wider border around the whole outside if the piece of paper, so I could decide how much of en edge to leave. I ended up trimming this down so there was a slightly wider border than the one between my squares.

Finally, I mounted the cut paper to a sheet of un-scored paper. (The cut ones were now smaller than the un-scored pieces, so I trimmed off the excess. ) I rounded the edges slightly, just using my scissors, to give it a slightly wobbly finish, like a real waffle shape.

Supreme Ruler and Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

One could type up on the back of the un-scored cardstock pieces with a Typecast Typewriter and create super fun little Waffle Party invites!

You could also take your paper waffles to the next level by adding some shaded areas with inks or paints!

DIY Waffle Bar Decor by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

What’s a fun waffle bar without toppings, right? These little paper jars were quick to make and actually held way more sweets than I thought!

DIY Waffle Bar Decor by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers 

Again, using my Trim & Score board, I scored up some 12×12 sheets of bright paper, at 2 inch intervals. I enlisted the help of my Triangle Score Guide to create the geometric shapes. The booklet that comes with the tool goes in to detail on how to trim and score your paper, depending on the type of shape you want to create.

Remember: The Score Guide slots in to the Score Board at the 3 and 9inch marks.

Once the shapes were scored and trimmed, I went about closing them up by applying runner tape along the tabs. I closed all but one section, laying it down to see which side was best to remove once I found the best side to stand it on IYKWIM. When I was happy with how the shape sat on a surface, I trimmed off the section of paper above it to create an opening. The 2inch sided shape, created a big enough opening, so that little hands can easily fit inside to retrieve their tasty toppings! Of course, you could just pop a serving spoon in there.

Trim and Score Board and Triangle Score Guide by We R Memory Keepers

These little paper jars turned out so lovely. I will definitely be making more to fill with treats and give as gifts.

DIY Waffle Bar Decor by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The geometric shapes leave a bit of excess paper once trimmed. I used these scraps to create some embellishments and a title for my waffle bar. I ran this little flower die through my Evolution Advanced on a Magnetic Mat. I have always raved about the magnetic mat – it makes placing and keeping your die in place a breeze!

Evolution Advanced by We R Memory Keepers 

Another embellishment I made was this ridiculously easy ‘cheat’ banner using some kebab sticks and a chipboard sticker from Crate’s ‘Good Vibes’ collection, which I glued on. It went straight into the waffle pile!

Mini Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers 

The title was created using more scrap leftovers and my Mini Alphabet Punch Board. This little guy makes the cutest size letters and using a very mini 2.5 x 1.5 inch piece of paper for each letter (apart from the wider ones like ‘M’ and ‘W’ in which it uses 2.5 x 2.5 inch pieces)

I machine stitched the letters together, leaving an extra bit of thread on each side so I could string it up.

DIY Waffle Bar Decor by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers 

My bar was a huge hit and is on the cards for a repeat performance I’ve been told! The seriously clever cake stand I placed the waffles on to, comes from The Sweet Tooth Factory. You need to check these guys out!! The range is amazing and this stand in particular is so clever and stores so compact! It even comes with the attachments to string up banners!

DIY Waffle Bar Decor by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers
I hope you enjoyed this idea and might give it a go for your next celebration event! Until next time, happy crafting!

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

Trim & Score Board

Triangle Score Guide

Evolution Advanced

Magnetic Mat

Supreme Ruler

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Crate Paper ‘Good Vibes’ Chipboard Stickers

Pink Paislee Paige Evans 12×12 #310500

Dear Lizzy ‘Lucky Charm’ Junk Drawer 12×12

Dear Lizzy ‘Lucky Charm’ Novelty 12×12

Bazzill Classic Yellow Mono Cardstock

Sweet Tooth Fairy Cake Stand
Sticky Thumb adhesive runner

 

 

Valentine’s Day Gift Tags

Hello We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here, to share with you some adorable Valentines tags. These cute tags are so easy to create with the new Trim and Score board. I love tools that have many different uses and this tool has an endless list of uses and projects that you can create. My favorite thing about this tool is that it’s two tools in one (a trimmer and a score board).

Valentine's Day Gift Tags by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

To create these cute tags, I only used three tools (the Trim & Score board, Hole Reinforcer Punch, and scissors). The first thing I did was create the tags by trimming the patterned paper into a rectangle and trimming the top two corners off to create a tag shape.

Valentine's Day Gift Tags by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

The main focal point on these tags is the patterned paper rosette behind the wood veneer sentiment. These rosettes are so easy to make!. They’re one of my favorite embellishments because they make such a big impact. Each rosette is made from a 1 ½” x 12” strip of patterned paper.

Valentine's Day Gift Tags by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

After trimming the patterned paper strips I scored all three strips every 1/4 inch. I wanted these rosettes to add texture to the tags but not a ton of bulk.

Valentine's Day Gift Tags by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

I should probably tell you about the products I’m using, huh? This awesome collection is “Main Squeeze” from Crate Paper. It’s perfect for ALL of your Valentine’s Day projects.

Valentine's Day Gift Tags by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

The main embellishment on these tags is obviously the rosette/the wood veneer sentiment. I kept the rest of the embellishments very simple with only a couple of stickers and some glittery washi.

Valentine's Day Gift Tags by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Valentine's Day Gift Tags by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

The finishing touch on the tag is the patterned paper hole reinforce that I created with the hole reinforcer punch. You guys, this punch is brilliant and has a permanent spot on my desk.

Valentine's Day Gift Tags by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’ll see you again soon. Have a Happy Valentine’s Day!

Supplies:

Trim and Score Board
Hole Reinforcer Punch

New Releases!

Hello friends! We’re glad you’re back with us today, and we’ve got some fabulous new releases to share with you! We’ve listened to your feedback and are excited to share the results. Check out what you can expect in stores and online in January.

We R Memory Keepers December new releases

 

Mini Envelope Punch Board

Because smaller is cuter! Make mini designer envelopes easily with the new Mini Envelope Punch Board. It works the same as the regular Envelope Punch Board, but makes 2 inch to 5.5 inch envelopes. They’re perfect for holding gift cards, place cards, whimsical notes, trinkets, mementos, planner accessories and much more.

Mini Envelope Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers Mini Envelope Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Trim and Score Board

Check out the new and improved Trim and Score Board with a new scoring and trimming system that makes it easier to see where you are cutting, a more precise replaceable blade, and a sturdier build with stronger locking mechanisms for accurate cutting and scoring!

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

Craft Storage Bins

Get a handle on your favorite hobby with craft & photo storage and organization bins. They come in several sizes and styles, from mini to large. Some options have dividers for organizing or a storage case to keep them together.

Craft Storage Bins by We R Memory Keepers
Craft Storage Bins by We R Memory Keepers

Craft Storage Bins by We R Memory Keepers

Craft Storage Bins by We R Memory Keepers

Expandable Paper Storage

Keep your scrapbook and craft papers neat and organized in the new Expandable Paper Storage! It holds 100 sheets of 12 x 12 in scrapbook paper, and is made of durable, acid-free plastic. Use the tabbed sections for customized organization.

Expandable Paper Storage by We R Memory Keepers

 

Thanks for joining us today, and watch for these new releases to hit stores mid to late January!

Holiday Gift Card Holders

Happy Friday friends! Aly Dosdall here–I’m glad you stopped by today. I love giving gift cards for the holidays because they allow the receiver to pick out what they get, which often ends up being something they might not get for themselves otherwise. But, I worry that when I give them as a gift, it might seem like not much effort went into it. My solution? Make some pretty gift card packaging!

Holiday Gift Card Holders by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Gift Card Holders by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

To make these festive gift card holders I started by gathering my Banner Punch Board, Trim and Score Board, some other We R tools, and the Winter Frost Premium Stack from Die Cuts With a View, Inc (available at JoAnn Stores).

Banner Punch Board, Trim and Score Board, Clear Cut Circle Punch, and DCWV Winter Frost Premium Stack

First, I trimmed my papers down to 12×4 inches and cut a crest banner shape in one end.

Banner Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Banner Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Then I placed by paper on the Trim and Score Board horizontally, with the crest shape facing left, and scored it at 2 1/2, 4 3/4, 7, and 9 1/2 inches.

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

I folded the score lines as shown below, and then added double sided craft tape to three sides of the second to bottom panel. Be sure not to add adhesive to the side with the crease along the center panel, as this will be the opening for the pocket for holding your gift card. Tip: At this point I placed my gift card on the panel with the adhesive to make sure it would fit inside the tape properly.

Holiday Gift Card Holders by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I adhered the center and second to bottom panels together to create the pocket, and then trimed 3/8 inch off the top to create the opening for the card as shown below.

Holiday Gift Card Holders by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Gift Card Holders by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Then I create a notch in the pocket for easy access with the Clear Cut Circle Punch. It was easy to align the paper halfway into the punch using the clear alignment guide and magnetic system!

Clear Cut Circle Punch by We R Memory Keepers

Clear Cut Circle Punch by We R Memory Keepers

Once I finished assembling the gift card holder, here’s what it looked like:

Holiday Gift Card Holders by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

 

Holiday Gift Card Holders by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

To finish off my gift card, I added a ribbon around the top flap which I cut and sealed with the Ribbon Cutter. I seriously love this tool–don’t know how I ever lived without it!

Ribbon Cutter by We R Memory Keepers

I cut some tags out of the Winter Frost Premium Stack. It’s so convenient to have cut out tags, journaling cards, and labels included in the stack!

Evolution Advanced by We R Memory Keepers

Then I die cut some snowflakes from the DCWV Embossed White Holidays Stack with my Evolution Advanced, and embellished the top flaps.

Holiday Gift Card Holders by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Gift Card Holders by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Gift Card Holders by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I hope this gift card holder idea inspires your holiday gift giving. It’s easy to make, but adds a special handmade touch to gift cards. Thanks for joining me today. Have a great weekend!

Supplies:

Banner Punch Board
Trim and Score Board
Clear Cut Circle Punch
Ribbon Cutter
Evolution Advanced
Stitch Happy Thread (Navy, White)
DCWV Inc Winter Frost 12×12 Premium Stack (available at JoAnn Stores)
DCWV Inc Embossed White 12×12 Premium Stack (available at JoAnn Stores)
American Crafts Ribbon
Sticky Thumb Double Sided Red Sticky Tape
self-adhesive clear gems

Coin Envelope Planner Insert

Hello friends! Aly here with you again to share a cute and easy way to store items in your planner. Using the 123 Punch Board I made a coin style envelope to hold my planner accessories, and then I punched it with the Planner Punch Board to fit into my small Heidi Swapp Memory Planner. I used some beautiful paper and embellishments from the new Heart of Home collection by Jen Hadfield for Pebbles Inc.

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

This envelope is perfect for storing embellishments, photos, receipts or other ephemera, and I love how easy it was to make with these punch boards. Honestly, I’m not sure what I did before punch boards! Ha!

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

To make the coin envelope, I followed the instructions on the 123 Punch Board to make a 4 x 5 1/2 inch envelope. I love that the instructions for envelopes, boxes, and bows are printed on the board. So handy!

123 Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

I cut my paper to 8×8 inches, and then lined it up on the board at 3 1/2 inches. Then I followed the instructions to punch and score on all four sides of my paper.

123 Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

123 Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

There’s no need to round the corners for this envelope. Instead, I pulled out my Trim and Score Board and trimmed 7/8 inch off the top, bottom, and one side of the envelope.

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

To assemble the envelope, I added some Sticky Thumb Red Double Sided Tape to the side that I trimmed, and then folded up the bottom flap first, then the untrimmed side, and lastly the trimmed side.

Sticky Thumb Red Double Sided Tape

In order to keep the envelope 4 inches wide for photos, I added a 1 x 5 1/2 inch strip of cardstock for punching with the Planner Punch Board.

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I added a strip of washi tape to the front and back of the strip for added support for the punched holes and as an embellishment.

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Next, I added a button and string closure to the envelope. I used leftover ones from some Typecast treat bags, but you can easily make your own with a 1/2 inch hole punch, some brads (or eyelets), and some twine.

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Finally, I added some embellishments from the Heart of Home collection on the front and back of the envelope.

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I added it to my planner and filled it with some stickers, tags, die cuts, and other embellishments for my planner.

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I hope this Coin Envelope Planner Insert has inspired you to experiment with punch boards in your planner. Thanks for stopping by today. Happy planning!

Supplies:

Planner Punch Board
123 Punch Board
Trim and Score Board
Crop-A-Dile
Stitch Happy Metallic Thread
Heart of Home Collection by Jen Hadfield for Pebbles Inc.