DIY Party Board Floral Wrap

Hello friends, it’s Aly Dosdall here today! I’m so excited to share my DIY Party Board project with you. I decided to create something with a bit of a twist. I used one of the standard partyware items (treat pouch) and turned it into a pretty floral wrap!

DIY Party Board Floral Wrap by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Party Board Floral Wrap by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I followed the directions in the included instruction booklet to make a treat pouch. I cut my 12×12 kraft cardstock to 9×9 inches.

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Then, according to the directions, I used the A guide on number 11 to cut the paper into the required shape. To watch an overview video of how the DIY Party Board works, CLICK HERE.

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I used my Red Double Sided Sticky Thumb tape (my favorite for 3D projects) to adhere the paper into a cone shape, and then added a white paper doily, some twine, and embellishments.

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DIY Party Board Floral Wrap by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Finally, I added some pale pink rose buds and greens so I can take it to a friend who needs a little sunshine in her life.

DIY Party Board Floral Wrap by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

This floral wrap is perfect for a friend or neighbor gift, a bridesmaid gift, wedding decor, bridal shower decor, or for an anniversary party. You could also add some ribbon and hang one on your door for a spring door hanger. Thanks for joining me today, and I hope you have fun making DIY Party Board creations!

Supplies:

DIY Party Board
Moonstruck Ephemera
Moonstruck Washi Stickers
Gold Sequin Stickers
Jute Twine

 

Glowing Wedding Favor

Hello We R fans! Chantalle here, and I’m very excited to share an idea for a special party favour with you. Using just a few simple supplies, you can create one in no time at all.

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To create my cake shape, I have used the new Pop Up Birthday Cake die. One would ordinarily adhere this shape inside a folded card so that, once opened, it springs to life.  By sealing the bottom of the shape, I have created a ‘solid’ slice. Leaving the candles off and using neutral tones has given this favour box understated elegance.

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The die set comprises of 9 shapes. The image below shows the pieces I have used from the set. You will notice, I have left out the candle elements. By spacing your dies efficiently on a piece of 6x12inch cardstock, you can cut two lots of shapes from one 12×12 sheet. The Evolution Advanced magnetic cutting mat is great for this job, as you simply lay your dies on the mat, which will hold them in place for you, so no slipping as you run your paper though the diecut machine!

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Assembling the cake is very straightforward.  What I love about WRMK products is that they come with great step-by-step instructions. This die set is no exception. To seal the little gap where the cake meets the icing on the wider side, I have opened the box up and run a line of wet adhesive, then pressed the edges together gently. (see arrows) The reason I have done it on the inside is so that it won’t be visible from the outside. I don’t want anything spoiling the view of what I have planned for the top!

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Once the glue was dry, I filled the inside with a strand of Ruler Studio lights. It just so happens the length of the cake fits the battery pack inside perfectly!

* Make sure to include batteries for your guests.

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Next, I flipped it right side up and fed one of the little light strands up through the hole that was already in the cardstock from the die. (This is where the candle would slot in).

The DIY Party range now includes some absolutely gorgeous new light strand bulb covers. Stars… lanterns… butterflies… and all in a selection of colours. I’ve chosen to work with the Metallic Die Cut Flower covers for this project, grabbing a large gold foil and smaller white flower. Just layer the shapes up and pop a clear bulb through the centre. This then fits over the little led light. Note: Push it on well for a secure fit.

 

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With the lights now in place, I just sealed up the bottom using a heart-shaped punch and some American Crafts Glitter Tape.

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Here’s a peek of that beautiful bloom in the better light. Love that gold foil!

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When you are ready to give your favours to your guests, simply open the box up and turn on the lights.

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I love the warm glow from within. It would definitely add a romantic charm to a wedding reception table setting.

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You could choose to include the bulb covers from the start or hand them out to guests at a later point. Now they get to have more fun at home!

The best part of this idea is that it’s so easy to customize. Brighten up the card colour for a birthday and combine with colourful butterflies or keep it tonal for a baby shower. So many possibilities!

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Thank you for joining me today. I love this little light up favour so much, I wish I could have my wedding all over again!

Happy crafting,

 

Chantalle

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Supplies:

 

Pop Up Birthday Cake die

Evolution Advanced

Ruler Studio Bulb Strand

DIY Party Metallic Bulb Covers

 

Bazzill cardstock (smooth)

Wildflower Wedding Layout

Hello, friends! Tessa Buys here. Weddings are one of my favorite topics to scrapbook, and We R Memory Keeper’s Wildflower collection made this page of my sister’s wedding even more fun to create:

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The Wildflower collection was a perfect fit for a photo filled with so many different flowers and colors. I was instantly drawn to the butterflies and decided to fussy-cut several as embellishments.

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For some added glamour, I used a Clearly Posh acetate sheet with gold foil dots as my background. In order to attach the acetate sheet to the white cardstock base, as well as the butterflies to the page, I used the new Staple Board.

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I loaded the small stapler with the copper-colored staples and began lining up the Staple Board with the center of each butterfly. With a little practice at lining everything up, it was a breeze to secure everything where I wanted it, no matter how far from the edge it was. I also placed some butterflies under the acetate to give the page a little depth.

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Lastly, I added gold Thickers and some typed journaling to my photo.

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From the gold foil to the beautiful butterflies, Clearly Posh and Wildflower made for a beautiful page! If you are putting together a wedding album, you can’t go wrong with such pretty products. And you must get the Staple Board! I can’t wait to use it again!

Supplies Used:

Wildflower Patterned Paper Butterfly Garden

Clearly Posh Acetate Sheet Confetti Dot Gold Foil

Thickers

Staple Board

Fringe Hearts Wedding Decor

Hello, WRMK friends!  Shellye McDaniel here today with an easy-to-make wedding décor using the DIY Party Mini Heart Pinatas.

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With chalkboard art being all the rage, and because I love rustic/shabby chic styled weddings, I thought it would be fun to create a faux chalkboard to the front of ones of the hearts.

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I first traced the heart onto a piece of black cardstock by American Crafts and then cut the shape out.

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The cardstock heart was adhered to the front and initials were added using a white chalk marker from my stash.  To the sides, I cut 1.5” strips from the lightest Blossom DIY Party Fringe Tape, Black DIY Party Fringe Tape and Silver DIY Party Fringe Tape.  The pieces were layered slightly over each other until both sides of the heart were completely covered.

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For the two remaining hearts, I cut four 1.5” X 8” strips of black cardstock and attached them around the sides.  Before adding the fringe tape to the fronts of the hearts, I drew on a couple of lines so that I would be able to keep the tape as straight as possible.

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The trio of hearts can be stacked together as shown above and used for a single display OR use them to fill with small gifts for the bridesmaids!

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The hearts would make a sweet accent when greeting guests who sign in or add them individually or clustered as tabletop decorations…there are so many possibilities!

Products:

DIY Party Mini Heart Pinatas
Blossom DIY Party Fringe Tape
Black DIY Party Fringe Tape
Silver DIY Party Fringe Tape
American Crafts 12X12 Black Textured Cardstock

 

Wedding Gift Bags

Hello We R fans, and welcome to Wedding Week! With the beautiful warm weather here we know some of you are planning weddings this summer, or will be attending them. This week is all about wedding ideas, from gift wrap, to decor, to favor ideas and more. Get ready to pin some fun ideas to your wedding Pinterest board!

Hi! It’s Aly here today to share a decorative gift bag idea with you. These sweet little bags would work perfectly for smaller gifts, gift cards with treats, or favor bags for wedding guests. I used my Gift Bag Punch Board to make these, and then took them to the next level by punching the edges with my 2 Edge Punch.

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Once I completed my gift bags, I added a ribbon closure, and some beautiful layered tags and ephemera pieces from the Wildflower collection. I love how the gold foil accents add some elegance to them.

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I finished off the bags with some pretty Gold Sequin Stickers. If you’d like to learn how to make these bags, check out the video tutorial below.

Supplies:

Wildflower collection
Gift Bag Punch Board
2 Edge Punches
Gold Sequin Stickers

DIY Party Bridal Shower

We’re going to take a little break from Banner Punch Board Week to share a very special project featuring our new DIY Party collection.

A couple of weeks ago our in-house design team shared some awesome inspiration using the new DIY Party collection. You can check that out HERE. Well, they’ve done it again! Check out the amazing Bridal Shower decor they created with the DIY Party collection.
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The DIY Party collection includes everything you need to make your special event beautiful and memorable. You’ll find cardstock, honeycomb paper, tissue paper, and mylar sheets.

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Combine the papers with the new tools, and you’ll get amazing results! Those rosettes and honeycomb shapes look gorgeous!

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Use the new DIY Party paper with your favorite We R Punch Boards to create coordinating gift packaging!

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From large scale decor pieces, to the tiniest of details, the DIY Party collection covers just about everything!

Throwback Thursday: Doily Flower Wrap

Most of our flower project inspiration this week includes paper flowers, so I thought it would be cool to share a past blog project using real flowers and paper wraps. You can check out the original post about these doily flower wraps to get all the details.

These beauties would make great favors for a bridal shower, garden party, or luncheon. Teachers would love them, and they’re perfect for neighbors or girlfriends. 

 All you need is a circle cutter, your Evolution Advanced, a doily die, some twine, and some tags. Oh, and your favorite spring blooms of course. Enjoy!

Welcome to Flower Week!

Well, we’ve been through the April showers here and now it’s time to enjoy some gorgeous May flowers! That’s right, it’s flower week on the We R blog and we’re going to feature some beautiful ways to include flowers on your paper craft projects. First up is design team member Kathy, and she’s got a gorgeous wedding gift set to share today. Enjoy!

 

Hello, it’s Kathy here again. It’s the time of year for couples to say, “I do.” In fact, one of my nieces is getting married this month so I created a card and present for her using some of my favorite We R Memory Keepers tools and the Hello Darling collection.

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The card was made with the Evolution Advanced die cut machine. Included with my machine was a pretty scalloped rectangle die set that I used to make the card’s frame. Accents include some yummy ribbon and a beautiful bloom made with the Flower Punch Board.

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I love how easily the Flower Punch Board makes pretty petals! To give my blooms a little added detail and texture, I added felt centers.

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The gift box was easily created with the 123 Punch Board. I’ve made many of these lately…so fun!

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Inside the box I tucked a coupon for a hand crocheted throw. This way the bride can decide what colors and style of blanket she wants.

Here’s to happily ever after!