Boy/Girl Holiday Gift Card Holders

Hello everyone, Wendy here today to share some holiday gift card holder ideas perfect for boys or girls.  Have you tried the pop-up dies yet from We R Memory Keepers?  What fun these dies are!  I used the Pop-Up Gift Box die to create these gift card holders.

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My first card I made was for my daughter.  I used the Urban Chic collection to decorate the card and box, but only a few touches were necessary with such an interactive card.

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I die cut the box from white cardstock because I knew I wanted to use the Teal Chevron Washi tape to decorate the box.  Every girl needs some bling, so after punching twirls and poinsettia leaves from the font punches I added in some red gemstones for a girly touch.

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For my son’s card, I wanted to create a woodsy type card, so I used the Hello Five collection.  The blue plaid with the addition of some mountains, a raccoon, and the star, my snowman made the card front. For a step by step video tutorial for making the gift card holders, visit my YouTube channel HERE.

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I chose to decorate the inside of my card with a snowy scene for my snowman.  I cut my Pop-Up Gift Box again with the plaid and blue star to decorate my box.  The red chevron washi tape added a pop of Christmas to my box and the green font punch pieces were the finishing touch to my card.

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Design Tip:  Adding quick messages to your cards is so easy with the use of the Typewriter and Typecast labels (especially when you’ve already assembled your card)!

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A few gift cards later and I have small personalized gifts that I am able to give to my children, friends, and family!  Thanks so much for joining me today, have fun creating for your holidays!

 

Supplies:

Mini Rhinestones

Sequin Stickers

Chevron Washi Tape:  Coral, Teal

Plastic Bows

Urban Chic Stickers

Urban Chic 6×6 pad

Bazzill Foil Candy Necklace

DIY party 12×12 pad

Frame Punch Board

Holiday Font Punch Serif

Elegant Font Punch

High Five Good Vibes Paper

High Five Epic Paper

Evolution

Pop-Up Gift Box Die

Turkey Place Cards

Welcome to my Thanksgiving table, We R Memory fans! Wendy Antenucci here today.  I wanted to make place cards for my table to dress things up and with the help of a few amazing We R Memory Keepers tools that has been achieved!

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I began my place cards using the 1-2-3 Punch Board to create boxes which I filled with some goodies for the kids.  I wanted to use my 6×6 paper pads so my box dimensions were 1¾ inches, perfect for little treats and the perfect size to hold the mini alpha punch board letters.  I used hot glue to hold the sides of my boxes together and then I adhered the letters to the outside of the box.

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The next part of my project was using the pom pom maker, I chose the small size to create fluffy pom poms for the top of my boxes.  I began my project with the idea of creating some leaves and attaching a tag, but the pom poms were calling for more!

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I had a brain storm to create a rosette to use as a turkey tail, and it worked!  I used my 6×6 paper pad and my Fringe & Score board to make the rosette.  I then cut the 6×6 folded strips into 3 pieces to give me the tails of my turkeys.  Using the staple board I stapled one end of the tail and fanned out the other side, then attached this to the pom poms.

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Next my turkeys needed eyes; using the wide eyelets in white and beige colors I glued these onto the pom poms and then added in small orange triangles for the beaks.  Black glitter glue was the final touches for the eyes.

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And here is one final close-up of our table decorations for Thanksgiving.  Don’t you love how innovative the We R Memory Maker tools allow you to be?  Thanks for joining me today and we’d love to see what you are creating!

 

Supplies:

Wide eyelets

Pom Pom Maker

Fringe & Score Board

1-2-3 Punch Board

High Five Vintage paper

High Five 6×6 paper pad

Wildflower 6×6 paper pad

Bazzill Marble cardstock

Mini Alpha Punch Board

Staple Board

 

Thankful Mini Album

Hello there We R fans, Wendy Antenucci here today sharing a mini book I created.  I have always wanted to take the time to do a 30 day of Thankfulness book with my kids, thanks to the Cinch this year we will be documenting what we are thankful for.

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I knew for this project I wanted somewhere to write our thanks and I also wanted to include pictures of different items/people that we are thankful for.  I also knew since my kids were going to be helping that it needed to be a simple concept for all ages.  I began by choosing two 4×6 sentiment cards from the Wildflower collection and the High Five collection that best shared the vision of this book.

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To share some written thoughts I chose to cut down the Typecast notepad to a 4×4 size.  On each note paper piece I included a sticker from the Wildflower collection to add some color and interest.  I also included a few 3×4 sentiment cards that would help focus our thanks for that day.

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I used the 4×4 waterfall photo sleeves for my pictures; by turning the photo sleeve I was able to cinch the longer end into my book allowing photos to be added in easily as we progress through the book.

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Designer tip: To keep a mini album do able for a family, keep it simple!  Add in a few stickers for interest/color, but keep most items flat so that the album is more durable for little hands.

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Our little book is ready, so we are ready to focus on being Thankful together as a family!  Did you assemble a gratitude book this year?  Have you made a fun mini album lately?  Don’t forget to share what you create on the We R Memory Keepers FB, we’d love to see!

 

Supplies:

4×4 Waterfall photo sleeves

Wildflower 6×6 paper pad]

Wildflower stickers

Wildflower 12×12 paper – flea market & antiques

High Five 6×6 paper pad

High Five 12×12 paper

Typecast notepad

8×8 Chipboard

Cinch

 

Halloween Caramel Corn Bags

Hello everyone, Wendy here today to share a yummy project with you that is perfect to give away!  The new Halloween Goodie Bags made today’s project a breeze to put together and the oils don’t bleed through keeping your treats intact!

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My first bag was made from the Ombre Glassine paper.  I chose to decorate my bag with the Oh Goodie Tags, some ribbon, and the adhesive sequins giving an elegant twist to Halloween goodies.

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Doilies are one of my favorite staples in my scrap room and I use them in all of my projects.  Today I chose to cut my doily to embellish both sides of the bag being tied together by another Oh Goodie Tag and Ribbon.  Some gold sparkly Thickers announced the yummy treat in style.  I chose a star pattern from the Pattern Glassine pack for this bag.

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My next bag was created from the Halloween Glassine paper.  Once I had torn my edges in my bag, I chose a die to cut a window out of the front of the bag.  I backed the window with vellum so that the yummy treats could be seen, but wouldn’t fall out.

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For those of you Caramel Corn lovers, I thought I would share my recipe and one last picture of my goodie basket all ready to be handed out.

Carmel Corn

½ cup unpopped Popcorn
1 cup packed brown sugar
½ cup margarine
¼ cup light corn syrup
½ tsp salt
½ tsp baking soda

Heat oven to 200.  Pop popcorn and dispose of unpopped kernals.  Cook brown sugar, margarine, corn syrup, and salt in saucepan over medium heat.  Once bubbly, cook for 5 minutes, then remove from heat and mix in baking soda.  Pour sugar mixture over popcorn.  Bake for 1 hour, mixing every 15 minutes.  Enjoy!

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Supplies:

Goodie Bag Guide
Oh Goodie Tags & Strings
Oh Goodie 12×12 Glassine
Frame 10 Nesting Dies
Sequin Stickers

High Five Scrapbook Page

Last month we announced the release of our latest paper collection High Five! If you missed that announcement, you can find it on our blog HERE. High Five is full of natural and earthy images, textures, and colors, and it perfect for fall! This week our designers have created some fabulous projects featuring the High Five collection, and Wendy is up first with a boy themed layout.

Hello there We R fans, Wendy Antenucci here today with some inspiration using the High Five collection.  I really love this collection as it works so well with so many types of pictures; this is a great fall collection, boy collection, and an outdoorsy collection!  Today I am using this collection to document my boy and his love for adventure.

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My page began with the cut file I used as part of my title, Quick Quotes from The Cut Shoppe.  With such a large cut file, I at first thought of keeping the sentiment on the left side of the page, after moving pieces around, I finally decided to split the sentiment and sandwich my picture in between the two parts.

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Once the design of my page was decided on, now comes the fun part!  This is when I work on adding in visual triangles, layers, and pops of colors to add interest to my page.  One of the best ways to create interest is through embellishment clusters which I formed here by a blank spot in my picture and on my page.

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To add color at the top of my page and by my title, I used some ephemera and puffy stickers, adding interest and texture.

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Designer tip: Shapes are great tools to use in creating visual triangles.  I have used a circular piece throughout the page, leading my viewer’s eyes down the page, to take in the complete design.

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The High Five collection is definitely a collection I am going to need more of with 5 boys that love being outdoors!  Have fun creating, and we’d love to see what you dream up.

 

Supplies:

High Five Vintage paper 663044

High Five Bullseye paper 663047

High Five Awesome paper 663037

High Five Puffy Stickers 663053

High Five Accent Stickers 663052

High Five Ephemera 663050

 

Inspired by Embroidery Hoops

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Hello everyone, Wendy here today to share a project inspired THIS PROJECT by Samantha Taylor on the We R Memory Keepers blog a year ago.

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I instantly grabbed my favorite WRMK collection, Urban Chic and began making fun groupings of items I loved to display in an embroidery hoop.

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As you can see, I got carried away!  I had so much fun making my groupings that I couldn’t fit my design on one embroidery hoop, and I was going to need a few big ones to fit everything I had made.  So I turned to the Organization Studio, my Corkboard Frame.  With the help of the DIY Light Strand and some flowers I was able to create an entire display for my daughter to enjoy.

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My idea began by creating a countdown for my daughter to track her package delivery of her make-up box each month.  I cut 2.5×2.5 squares and added numbers and some hand-drawn lines for interest.  These papers are nestled under a sticker overlapping a 3×4 card and a layered tag.  To keep the focus on these items I used a photo frame included in the ephemera.  To imitate the embroidery hoop design, I grabbed some embellishments from Crate Paper to use that were flat, yet continued my theme.

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My next grouping was just a few pretty items and colors I wanted to add to my board, but I didn’t have a frame big enough to house the items I chose.  Using the new Frame Punch, I was able to customize a frame that was large enough to be seen with my items, 3.5”x6”.

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My last group was simple with the addition of the gold bow for a little added pizazz.  To continue with the decorations, I chose a card, sticker, and ephemera to add to the frame.

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Sometimes it is fun to create projects that just reflect our likes to help pretty up our homes, grab a few of your favorite items and have fun combining them and then put them on display.  Embroidery Hoops, Frames, Canvas, Corkboards, and the list goes on can all be altered with a little product love!

 

Supplies:

Urban Chic collection – ephemera, paper, stickers, layered tags

Frame Punch Board

DIY Party Light Strand

DIY Party Light Covers – flowers

Clearly Posh Plastic Bows

Organization Gallery – Corkboard Frame

 

 

Fall Scrapbook Layout

Hello everyone, Wendy here today to a layout I created about our fall experience last year.  We live in FL, so we won’t be seeing fall type things until at least January so we took a little vacation to celebrate real fall last year.  The new High Five collection that We R Memory Keepers just released was so perfect for our pictures and I love that I was able to mix in a few other collections so easily!

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I began my page with the journaling card, Oh the Places You’ll Go, and my 4×6 picture, this is my “photo block” and the beginning of most of my layouts.  To keep a fall feel, I chose the light wood grain paper from the Typecast collection to use as my background, with a map paper chosen from the 8.5×11 pad.  The bold colors of the High Five collection look stunning when mixed with some lighter shades and bring more notice to my photos.

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I love using the 6×6 paper pads to add in layers and splashes of color, without cutting up my 12×12 pieces.  The smaller patterns are also easier to mix and match sometimes I have found.

Design Tip:  I love cutting 4×6 pieces and 2×3 pieces from the 6×6 paper pads and my leftovers which allow me to mix things up easily, sometimes even trying color combos and designs that I might not have tried otherwise.

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To anchor my “photo block” and to add some additional color, I chose a floral sticker from the Wildflower collection.  This was a perfect place to tuck in a few small wallet sized pictures and to build my sentiment/title.  Aren’t those buttons the cutest!  And I love that they don’t add much bulk in to my page either.

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I used a yellow arrow design from the Wildflower 6×6 paper pad to lead the eyes down the page and to add some bold color.  But my favorite piece has to be the typed journaling that I was able to include on my page using the new We R Memory Keepers Typewriter!

The addition of a few fall leaves cut from the Kraft 3×5 paper pad completed my fall layout made from mixing and matching the various We R Memory Keepers collections!

 

Supplies:

Typecast 12×12 paper pad
Typecast 8.5×11 paper pad
Typewriter
Kraft 3×5 paper pad
Wildflower collection 6×6 paper pad
Wildflower Stickers
High Five collection:  Plastic Buttons, Stickers, 6×6 paper pad, Awesome paper, Ephemera

Typecast Scrapbook Page

Hello everyone, Wendy here today to share a sweet layout of my little boy using the new Typecast collection and the super fun Typewriters!  I have wanted a typewriter for so long now to allow me to add journaling anywhere and now We R Memory Keepers has made just that, and in pink too.

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As I began paging through the Typecast paper pad, I was drawn to the gray and pink pages with the flowers.  I chose an 8.5×11 page to add to my 12×12 page to add some interest through color and the florals.  Using a postcard, desk pad, and bag from the Typecast collection allowed me to further add in color and textures to keep a calm layout, but elegant.  The addition of a doily and some white floral cut files from Wilna Furstenberg were the perfect touch to add to the sweetness of young love.

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After establishing the main pieces of my page, I grabbed a journaling card to add some of the details to the page.  I love how easy it was to add typed journaling to my page without the hassle or running the pieces through my computer as I used to have to do.  I can’t wait to try this in my planner and my Project Life page too as it is so convenient.

The Urban Chic ephemera and Thickers worked really well with the Typecast collection, they added just the right amount of color and details.

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Design Tip:  Simple design layouts don’t mean that you can’t add layers for texture and elegance, and by choosing white elements such as doilies and cut files you can easily add to the layout without taking away from the simple elegant style.

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This layout will be a treasure in my little boy’s book and who knows what the future might hold for these two!  With the WRMK typewriter in your hands, there are no more excuses for not getting the story written down and in your books.

 

 

Supplies:

Urban Chic:  emphemera (662990), Woodland thickers (662992), stickers (662988)

Typecast:  treat bags (310316), postcards (310315), cards (310314, 310312), labels (310285, 310283), desk pad (310291), 8.5×11 paper pad (310329), 12×12 paper pad (310328)

Dream Thickers

Colors Wendy Loves: Pink, Aqua, Black & White

Hello everyone, Wendy here today to share a layout using my favorite colors!

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The new Urban Chic release was made for me, I could have used every piece of the paper, but I limited myself to my top favorites, pink and hot pink, teal and aqua, with a splash of black and white.

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To show off my favorite colors I began my design using a cut file from The Cut Shoppe, the pie chart was a great way to organize the colors.  I used the bold black striped paper to hold my circular design.

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In my scrappy mind, I always reach for the journaling cards so I chose the Beautiful card to anchor my picture and build the message of the layout.  A pop of pink and a pretty floral, yellow card added a pop to my page.

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I chose another word that I wanted to focus on in the light pink color to match the area of my pie chart.  The flower paper is probably my favorite first because of the color, but second because those flowers are just begging to be cut out!

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Another word to match my pie chart, another splash of yellow to give that extra pop to the layout, lovely fussy cut flowers, and a mascara wand because I do love my makeup!

Design Tip:  Don’t forget to include yourself in your scrapbooks!  Having fun creating just for you with your favorites is a great stress reliever too.

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This is a layout that is so totally me and I’m glad I took the time to document some of my favorites so that my children will always know who I am.

Supplies:

Urban Chic collection (patterned paper, stickers, thickers, ephemera, tags)

Circle Mini Album

It’s Wendy’s turn to take on a challenge today. She was given the challenge to create a project inspired by the summer games. Wendy made the cutest circle-shape mini album! Check it out.

 

Hello everyone, Wendy here today to share a games-inspired mini album.  My little boy loves to play with his basketball hoop, and for some reason he thinks playing basketball is called “42”!  So here is his little album of “42” moments using the DIY party cardstock and the Flower Girl collection.

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I began my album by using my Silhouette to cut 6” circles from the DIY party cardstock pack using the colors of the games.  I needed to cut 2 of each color to sandwich the brad in-between the circles so that they could spin, but wouldn’t be seen.  Using 2 pieces of the cardstock helped to strengthen the album so it wouldn’t be too flimsy.

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Using my Crop-A-Dile I punched holes in the layers and secured them together with the brads.  Once the brads were in place I glued the two colored circles together to form the base of my album.

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Since my album was small and I wanted to highlight the pictures of my son, I chose to use wallet size pictures and I cut out different pieces from the 4×4 squares included in the Flower Girl collection that went with my theme.  I also used other stickers and ephemera that shouted fun, happy, encouraging messages.

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Designer Tip:  Is your project looking a little plain?  Pen work can instantly add pizazz without getting out the sewing machine.  I added a dashed border to each of my circles giving more detail to the project.

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My title page again features the Mini Alphabet Punch Board as it is my favorite of all my tools giving the title 42.  One last fun piece cut from the 4×4 squares finished up the title page for this circular album sure to be a hit with my little boy!

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Supplies:

Flower Girl collection (patterned paper, wood veneer, stickers)
Mini Alphabet Punch Board
Crop-A-Dile
Cardstock Paper Pad