DIY Christmas Hoops

Hello everyone! It’s Eva on the blog today sharing 3 different Christmas hoops made with a few We R Tools!

DIY Christmas Hoops by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Before scrapbook, I used to do a lot of embroidery and have some supplies in boxes: threads, needles and of course hoops. This year I decided to use some of those hoops to create some Christmas decorations. I love to reuse things and create something beautiful with things I already have!

I created three hoops using different tools, the first one is a mini pom pom hoop. Choose some colored yarns and create small pom poms, We R has a Jumbo Pom Pom Maker and also a set of three pom poms , the smallest one is really cute and I haven’t seen that size a lot! Is perfect for embellishing mini books and small decor projects.

We R Memory Keepers Pom Pom Maker

Use your Precision Scissors to cut the yarn and trim a bit your pom pom.

We R Memory Keepers Pom Pom Maker and Precision Scissors

To glue your pom poms to the hoop use the USB Hot Glue Gun, I love that I don’t need to have and outlet nearby! I simply use my phone’s power bank!

We R Memory Keepers USB Mini Glue Gun

Finally, use the Bow Loom to create the perfect bow and decorate the top of your pom pom hoop.

We R Memory Keepers Bow LoomDIY Christmas Hoops by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

For the second pom pom hoop I used my Tag Clear Punch and made 9 banners in different colors. I bend them creating a banner and then put some letters on top.

We R Memory Keepers Clear Cut Tag Punch

With the Word Punch Board you can customize your hoops and soon you will have the chance to create numbers and symbols, how cool is that?

We R Memory Keepers Word Punch Board

Finally I embellished my hoop with some die cuts from Pebbles’ Christmas line Cozy & Bright.

DIY Christmas Hoops by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory KeepersDIY Christmas Hoops by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The last hoop is my favorite! I used the Stitch Happy Pen to write a word on felt. I used my Stitch Happy white thread and it was so easy and fast! I really like how it turned out.

DIY Christmas Hoops by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To give my hoop a nice and polished look; I cut the felt, glued it to the back of the hoop and also put a felt circle in the back to protect my work.

We R Memory Keepers Stitch Happy Pen

These Christmas hoops are perfect for my tree but you can also use them to decorate a wall or to give them to a friend! Which one is your favorite?

DIY Christmas Hoops by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory KeepersDIY Christmas Hoops by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory KeepersDIY Christmas Hoops by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for joining me today!

Eva

Supplies
Bow Loom
Word Punch Board
Stitch Happy Pen
Stitch Happy Thread

DIY Party Pom Pom Maker

Precision Scissors

USB Hot Glue Gun

Tag Clear Cut Punch

Pebbles Inc line Cozy & Bright

Holiday Place Cards with the Word Punch Board

Hello, friends! Laura here today to show you how to create some pretty place cards for your holiday table. Sometimes the simplest décor can be the prettiest. These place cards are a cinch to put together and will add a little sparkle to your place settings.

Holiday Place Cards with the Word Punch Board by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Start by trimming your cardstock. My favorite size for place cards is to make them 4 inches by 5 inches. When folded in half the front of the card is four by two and a half inches. The trim and score board makes it easy to cut and score the place cards.

Holiday Place Cards with the Word Punch Board by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

I cut out rectangles from gold sparkle paper to add to the front of the card with adhesive.

The word punch board is perfect for adding names to the place cards. I cut out the names from white textured cardstock. I trimmed a piece of patterned cardstock to go behind the cut-out letters. And then I cut a v shape at the end of each one.

Holiday Place Cards with the Word Punch Board by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

You could stop here and simply add the cut-out names to the front of the cards, but I wanted to add a little something extra.

Paper die-cuts are pretty but can sometimes use a little extra touch. I used the crop-a-dile to add a fun gold star shaped eyelet to the top of each of the ornament embellishments. I added these to the place cards using a foam adhesive square.

Holiday Place Cards with the Word Punch Board by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

These cards are not fussy; however, you could dress them up even more by adding a ribbon or additional embellishments to them. Creating a simple place card is great when you have a lot of guests you are hosting.

Holiday Place Cards with the Word Punch Board by Laura Silva for We R Memory KeepersHoliday Place Cards with the Word Punch Board by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

The gold paper makes them festive and fun! The word punch board is one of my new favorite tools for adding names or words to my projects.

Holiday Place Cards with the Word Punch Board by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Supplies

Trim and Score Board

Cardstock

Gold Sparkle Paper

Word Punch Board

Crop A Dile

Eyelets

BoBunny Christmas in the Village Die Cuts

DIY Christmas Pillow Boxes

Hello everyone! It’s Eva on the blog today sharing some treat bag ideas using the Pillow Box Punch Board and some of my favorite We R Tools!

DIY Christmas Pillow Boxes by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

 

I love to give small treats to neighbors and friends and I think a pretty decorated packaging can turn a small and inexpensive gift into something really cute and festive! To create these cute boxes I used my Pillow Box Punch Board, it’s easy and you can use your favorite patterned papers.

DIY Christmas Pillow Boxes by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I used some papers from the Merry Days collection by Crate Paper. Follow the instructions on the board and don’t forget to punch the notch with the Reverse Punch on the top of the board.

DIY Christmas Pillow Boxes by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory KeepersDIY Christmas Pillow Boxes by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I made three different pillow boxes, the first one is really simple: a big bow and a sentiment and you are ready!

DIY Christmas Pillow Boxes by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To create the bow I used the Bow Loom, simply choose the bow size, put your ribbon through the tool and tie in the middle with a small thread.

We R Memory Keepers Bow LoomWe R Memory Keepers Bow LoomWe R Memory Keepers Bow Loom

Remove the ribbon and glue a small piece of the same ribbon on top. I love that I can create double and even triple bows easily!

We R Memory Keepers Bow Loom

Next, I used my Word Punch Board to add a sentiment. I spelled Falala but you could also put your recipient’s name, which would be very cute! I covered the back with patterned paper to make the word stand a bit more.

We R Memory Keepers Word Punch BoardDIY Christmas Pillow Boxes by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

For my next pillow box I used my Stitch Happy Pen to create a sentiment with Stitch Happy Twine.

DIY Christmas Pillow Boxes by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The Stitch Happy Pen is perfect for adding small and intricate sewing into your projects, and it is so much easier and faster than hand stitching!

Thread the Stitch Happy Pen with some Stitch Happy Twine and write your sentiment on white cardstock. Don’t make it too small or your paper might tear while you are stitching.

We R Memory Keepers Stitch Happy PenWe R Memory Keepers Stitch Happy Pen

Tip: slowly stitch your word making sure you use the tool perpendicular to the cardstock and that the thread always points backwards towards your previous stitch.

Secure the loops with the backing sticker and cut your sentiment.  I also used some twine and a few die cuts to embellish my box.

DIY Christmas Pillow Boxes by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I decorated the last pillow box with some hanging embellishments. Really easy and fun!

DIY Christmas Pillow Boxes by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

First, use the Tassel Loom and the Stitch Happy Twine to create a small tassel, with this tool you will have perfectly even and cute tassels every time! Embellish your tassel with some Stitch Happy Gold thread and even the edges.

We R Memory Keepers Tassel LoomWe R Memory Keepers Tassel Loom

Next, use your Happy Jig create a small tree with gold wire (you can find the design on the Happy Jig Instruction Booklet that comes with the tool).

We R Memory Keepers Happy JigWe R Memory Keepers Happy Jig

I couldn’t resist to this vellum paper from the Merry Days collection and cut a little piece with my Dial Trimmer and the waved blade.

We R Memory Keepers Dial Trimmer

Finally I made a small bow with the Stitch Happy Gold thread and my Bow Loom. Wrap the thread a few times and you will have a subtle embellishment.

We R Memory Keepers Bow Loom

And what did I put inside these cute boxes? Since I was a little girl I always loved candied almonds and recently I found a big pack with cute pastel colors! I think they would be perfect for my neighbors’ gifts this year!

DIY Christmas Pillow Boxes by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Do you make small treat boxes for your friends? Hopefully you can use some of these ideas to create a fun and yummy treat this year!

DIY Christmas Pillow Boxes by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for joining me today!

Eva

 

Supplies

Pillow Box Punch Board
Bow Loom
Word Punch Board
Stitch Happy Pen
Stitch Happy Twine
Stitch Happy Gold thread
Tassel Loom
Happy Jig Gold Wire
Happy Jig
Dial Trimmer
Merry Days collection by Crate Paper

Holiday Cookie Boxes + Free Recipe

Hello and happy almost-December!  It’s Rebecca back again today, and I’m excited to share a recipe for some yummy treats and some packaging with you.

Holiday Cookie Boxes by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

With less than 2 weeks of school left before my kids are off for winter break, it’s time to start planning what kinds of cookies we’ll be baking this year.  Anymore, Christmas is the only time I bake.  We’ll probably do some frosted sugar cookies, and maybe some peanut butter bonbons—those were always my favorite as a child—and then we always make up a quick batch of snickerdoodles.  They’re fast and easy, whereas the other cookies get a little time-consuming, especially when you have littles “helping” out!  To get things going a little early this year, I made a quick batch of snickerdoodles.

Holiday Cookie Boxes by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

We usually bake treats for my husband’s side of the family (since they’re local) and my favorite part of that is packaging them up!  Is that strange?  I think we’ll even extend the treat-giving to the kids’ teachers and classroom aides this year, too.  Thanks to the 1-2-3 Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers, I can make the box AND embellish it with the same tool!

Holiday Cookie Boxes by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I started by choosing the box size I wanted to make, which was 4” x 4” x 3 1/2,” and then trimmed my papers accordingly.  I’m using some prints from Crate Paper’s Merry Days collection to make all my packaging today.

Holiday Cookie Boxes by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

After cutting the paper down to size, I simply followed the easy directions for the Punch Board and assembled 2 boxes.  I lined them with wax paper and filled them with the cookies we made, then closed them up, securing the flaps with the corner slits.  One of the most convenient aspects of this board and these boxes is that there’s no adhesive required.  It makes assembling them so fast!

Holiday Cookie Boxes by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory KeepersHoliday Cookie Boxes by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

To accompany each box, I made a paper bow using the 1-2-3 Punch Board, as well.  Again, it’s super easy and I was able to use the scraps from the same sheet of paper I used to create the boxes.  For some contrast, I chose to make a blue bow (‘Holiday Love’) to go with the coral paper (‘Cheer’) and vice versa.

Holiday Cookie Boxes by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory KeepersHoliday Cookie Boxes by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Each bow is size Small, which I found to be a great size for those boxes.

Holiday Cookie Boxes by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I then created some simple tags to attach to each box, as well, using more paper scraps.  For the coral box, I used the backside of ‘Holiday Love’ and paired it with some blush pink card stock, with which I used the Word Punch Board to spell “From Nemy.”

Holiday Cookie Boxes by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

For my son’s teacher, I used a scrap of green buffalo check paper (‘Together’) from last year’s Crate holiday offering FaLaLa.  After punching out “From Gus” from pale blue cardstock, I adhered it to the green paper and trimmed down the two tags.

We R Memory Keepers Word Punch BoardHoliday Cookie Boxes by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

With the notch cutter on the 1-2-3 board, I punched out the small curves at the ends of each tag.  It’s an addition that makes the tags a little more unique than if I had left them with a straight edge.

Holiday Cookie Boxes by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

To complete the look, I added a yarn pom pom to each box, and if you like, you can even add some ribbon or twine.

Holiday Cookie Boxes by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

My favorite thing about this gift is that it’s all handmade!  From the treats inside to the packaging outside, it’s a labor of love, which I know will not go unnoticed by the kids’ teachers.  They give so much time and support to my kids that this small token of thanks is completely worth the time and effort it took to make it.

Holiday Cookie Boxes by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Supplies:

 

1-2-3 Punch Board

Word Punch Board

Pom Pom Maker

Snickerdoodle Recipe:

 

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups sugar

½  cup butter or margarine, softened

½ cup shortening

2 eggs

2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons cream of tartar

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

¼ cup sugar (sprinkle in some red & green sugar sprinkles with it for the holidays!)

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

 

Directions:

  1. Heat over to 400 degrees F
  2. Mix 1 ½ cups sugar, shortening, butter, and eggs in large bowl. Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Mix ¼ cup sugar and cinnamon in separate bowl.
  4. Shape dough into 1 ¼” balls. Roll balls in cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  5. Place on ungreased cookie sheet
  6. Bake 8-10 minutes
  7. Enjoy!

 

Emoji Christmas Cards

Hello We R fans! It’s Aly here today to share a colorful and fun set of Christmas cards I made. I’m loving all the colorful holiday decor I’ve been seeing around the Interwebs this season, so I wanted to try my hand at a colorful Christmas project. I decided to make a set of Emoji Christmas Cards with the Emoji Punch Board!

Enoji Christmas Cards by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Enoji Christmas Cards by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

To make these emoji holiday cards I grabbed my Emoji Punch Board and made 9 different emojis using the pre-cut papers and the instruction booklet included with the tool.

Enoji Christmas Cards by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

 

 

Then I grabbed the DCWV Inc Christmas Flipside stack and cut out some Christmas themed paper accessories to dress up my emojis. Tip: when fussing cutting shapes or patterns I love to use my Detail Scissors!

Enoji Christmas Cards by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I created three layered cards with the Flipside stack, backed each emoji with a black cardstock circle that I punched out with the punch board, and then placed the embellished emojis on the card.

Enoji Christmas Cards by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I punched out some sentiments with the Word Punch Board, including the new Numbers & Symbols Punches that are sold separately.

Enoji Christmas Cards by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I backed the white sentiment strips I punched out with some red cardstock to add contrast so that the words are easily seen.

Enoji Christmas Cards by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I hope you enjoyed these colorful and fun Emoji Christmas Cards. Thanks for stopping by, and we’ll see you back here with some exciting news tomorrow!

Supplies:

Emoji Punch Board
Word Punch Board
Numbers & Symbols Punches
Detail Scissors
Trim & Score Board
DCWV Inc Christmas Flipside 12×12 Stack

New Release: Word Punch Board Numbers & Symbols

Hello We R fans! We’ve got something to get your Monday off to a great start! Announcing our latest new release, the Numbers & Symbols punches for the Word Punch Board!

Word Punch Board Numbers & Symbols punches by We R Memory Keepers

 

You asked, and we listened! This set of punches is sold separately from the Word Punch Board and numbers 0-9, plus popular symbols.

 

Word Punch Board Numbers & Symbols punches by We R Memory Keepers

This set of 13 punches that fit perfectly into the Word Punch Board will start shipping to retailers near the end of November, so watch for them in stores and online sometime in December.

 

Thanksgiving Placecard Ideas with the Word Punch Board

Hello friends!  Rebecca here with you today, and this is the time of year when family and friends gather to spend time together and eat a lot of big meals!  Today on the blog I’ve got some nifty ideas for table place cards with a fall décor theme.

Thanksgiving Placecard Ideas with the Word Punch Board by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

For each of the settings, I used leaves as part of my theme because they’re quintessential autumn and I can’t use enough leaves in my projects at this time of year!  To begin, I die cut several different styles and sizes in various cardstock colors ranging from off-white to pale mint, to charcoal gray and black.  You’ll also notice I didn’t stick to a classic fall color scheme; it’s easy enough to change the colors to warmer hues if you’d prefer a more traditional fall look.

Thanksgiving Placecard Ideas with the Word Punch Board by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

One of my first thoughts when it came to this project was how to personalize the seating assignments.  As much as I wish I had gorgeous calligraphic handwriting, I simply don’t.  Then I thought of the Word Punch Board, which allowed me to easily spell out any name or phrase I wanted.

Thanksgiving Placecard Ideas with the Word Punch Board by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I considered different ways to display the placecards, shying away from the standard folded card and opting for the leaf shape or a tag tied onto some part of the place setting.  I love the look of a tag displayed with the silverware, so I have a couple options that way.  Each setting I’m sharing today is pretty simple, because when you’re cooking for a house full of people, and you have several seat assignments to make, you don’t need them to be highly complicated.

Thanksgiving Placecard Ideas with the Word Punch Board by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

On the first setting, I punched the name right onto the leaf.  This took a bit of maneuvering because my die cut leaf is curved and the punch board is straight, but the end result was worth it!  To achieve the curved word, I punched one letter at a time and I removed the tray from the board, flipping it upside down so I had a better idea of the letter placement.  I also started in the middle with the ‘R’ to be sure the word would be centered.  I punched the R, then the A’s, and then the S and H.  These little tricks helped the process go smoothly and quickly.

We R Memory Keepers Word Punch BoardWe R Memory Keepers Word Punch Board

I layered the name leaf with a solid black leaf; the contrast in cardstock colors helps the punched-out word to be seen.  I tied the leaf duo to a set of utensils with jute twine, adding a swatch of lace underneath and a single–real–eucalyptus leaf to the top.  The final touch was another die cut leaf in a different style tucked under the cutlery; I cut that leaf from some Crate Paper Merry Days paper.  This place setting can be easily styled up or down, too, depending on the mood of your entertaining.  Omit pieces like the lace and the add-on leaves for a simpler do; choose satin ribbon instead of jute and add some stitching to the name leaf for something fancier.

Thanksgiving Placecard Ideas with the Word Punch Board by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory KeepersThanksgiving Placecard Ideas with the Word Punch Board by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Another option for the utensils is this tag.  Instead of a name here, though, I used a favorite phrase—GIVE THANKS—punched into more CP Merry Days paper.  This style works great when you’re allowing your guests to choose their own seats, but still want to dress up your table.  I punched the words on 2 thin strips of patterned paper and connected them with a length of brown glitter tape.  I adhered the note onto blush pink card stock and set an eyelet on the end with my Crop-A-Dile tool.

Thanksgiving Placecard Ideas with the Word Punch Board by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

The back of the tag is blank, so this is a fun opportunity for your dinner guests to write down something they’re thankful for.

Thanksgiving Placecard Ideas with the Word Punch Board by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I tied it to the utensils with rose gold shimmer twine and added a short branch of eucalyptus under the tag, propping it up off the plate.  You can choose your own phrase or tag style, but this one is nice for recording gratitude and/or memories.

Thanksgiving Placecard Ideas with the Word Punch Board by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Another, more versatile way to use the Word Punch Board on your Thanksgiving place cards (or tags, if you’d rather), is to use the letters you’ve punched out to spell the names of your guests.  This is a great option for longer names or more complex shaped place markers.

Thanksgiving Placecard Ideas with the Word Punch Board by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

This super-simple set up is just a trio of die cut leaves (one of them is stamped, too), and glitter tape letters.  Glitter tape is an awesome medium to use with the punch board because you omit the timely step of gluing each itty-bitty alpha onto the tag.  American Crafts makes my favorite glitter tape and I used it here in the Brown Sugar shade to spell EMILY.

Thanksgiving Placecard Ideas with the Word Punch Board by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Another eyelet and some jute twine tied to this pumpkin stem, and this easy seat assignment is complete.  Switch out the colored fabric pumpkin for real mini pumpkins for a more natural table setting.

Thanksgiving Placecard Ideas with the Word Punch Board by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Speaking of natural place settings, I got extra-creative and incorporated a pomegranate into my last sample.  This came about because our neighbors have an overflowing pomegranate tree and they were generous to give us a grocery bag full of them!  The bright red adds amazing color to the table and sticking a trio of leaves into the stem makes for another easy decoration.

Thanksgiving Placecard Ideas with the Word Punch Board by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I used the punched glitter alphas again, this time in Chestnut tape.  The red fruit and simply spelled-out names are perfect for Christmas decorating, too.  Use star or pine tree die cuts in place of the leaves for a festive feeling.

Thanksgiving Placecard Ideas with the Word Punch Board by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Whether you’re going all out with a fancy tablescape and assigned seating, or keeping things more casual, I hope you’ve found these place cards pretty and functional.  The Word Punch Board is such a handy tool for personalization, and I’ll certainly be choosing one of these styles for my own Thanksgiving table this year!

Thanksgiving Placecard Ideas with the Word Punch Board by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies:

Word Punch Board

Crop-A-Dile

 

Make a Planner Spread with the Journal Guide

Hello everyone and welcome to the We R blog! It’s Eva Pizarro here today sharing a Planner Spread using my new Journal Guide tool.

Planner Spread with the Journal Guide by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

 

If you are a Planner Lover then this little tool is about to become your best friend! You can make check boxes, bullets, banners, use it as a ruler and create the most stunning goal trackers thanks to its unique rotating guide.

I am a simple planner kind of girl, so I used the Journal Guide on my daily spreads to add check boxes and create banners to highlight the most important events of the week.

Planner Spread with the Journal Guide by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

 

The check boxes are always a must on my spreads and I love that I can make 3 or 6 check boxes and they are always perfectly aligned.

I also used the circle guide to create a small circle on each corner on my Planner to add the current week

Planner Spread with the Journal Guide by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Another tool that is ideal for your planner is the Word Punch Board. Most of the time I use it to add a main event or a sentiment like I did on this particular spread.

Planner Spread with the Journal Guide and Word Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

On the back of each month I created a Goal Tracker with my goals for the month. Last month my goals were to become more healthy and this month I am focusing on my spirituality.

I used the circle guide feature to add 3 concentric circles. It is super simple: just put your pen on one of the guides and rotate it!

Planner Spread with the Journal Guide by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I divided my circles on 30 sections (one for each day) and added a legend on the bottom. The Journal Guide has a rounded angle and a banner section so you can create the round boxes and the banner too!

Planner Spread with the Journal Guide by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

One of the things I love the most is that is very portable and fits inside my tiny planner. I usually leave it on the back next to my Heidi Swapp Stickers (You can remove the pages from the sticker pad and add them into your planner!)

Planner Spread with the Journal Guide by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Are you a Planner Girl? What would you use the Journal Guide for?

Planner Spread with the Journal Guide by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a great week!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Word Punch Board
Journal Guide

DIY Planner/Journal Clips

Hi all!  Rebecca with you today, back for my second We R post.  I’m giving you a peek into my Inspiration journal today, which is what I use to keep track of my “current favorites,” whether they be colors, tools, supplies, or just about anything else I use in paper crafting.

DIY Planner Clip by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

The main tool I used today was the Journal Guide, and I used it both on and ‘off’ the pages!  It’s a handy tool for drawing circles, banners, and lists right on your pages, but you can also use it for creating pockets, which is what I did.  Then I took those pockets and turned them into clips, allowing me to move them around, add to them, and remove them from the book for easier note-taking.

DIY Planner Clip by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

It’s really easy to create the pockets.  I used Amy Tangerine patterned papers trimmed down to 5” W x 3” H, and 5” W x 4” H. Then you simply fold them around the long end of the Guide and tape closed.  To seal the bottom of the pocket, fold a portion of the bottom edge up and tape again.

DIY Planner Clip by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I added some simple embellishments using the Journal Guide.  This time I used the pointed arrow stencils to create banners out of paper scraps—even glitter paper!  I chose how long I wanted them to be, traced them out, and cut.  I used the WRMK Trim and Score Board to cut the straight edge lines and trimmed the others with my Crafter’s Small Precision Scissors.  It was pretty easy, too!

DIY Planner Clip by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

After adhering the banners to the front of my smaller pocket, I turned it over and glued a paper clip to the back.  (But not before I added a lavender tassel to the clip!  I made this in less than 2 minutes using the Tassel Loom, and it’s such a cute addition to my pocket clip!)

DIY Planner Clip by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

You can choose the placement that works best for you for your paperclip; I wanted this pocket to go on the right-hand pages of my journal.

DIY Planner Clip by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

The large journal pocket is also clipped on; however, I chose not to glue the paperclip to this one.  Instead, I used it as the paperclip is intended, securing it to the page by sliding the clip down the backside of the pocket.  It works either way, but it means I can change it out easier if I want to switch colors or patterned papers.

DIY Planner Clip by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory KeepersDIY Planner Clip by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Inside the pockets are samples of trims I use frequently on projects—thread, tulle, and seam binding.  I put them on white cards and (to me) it’s aesthetically appealing—the different textures, order, and soft hues.  The colors were guided by the design on my journal pages and it’s a palette I’ve wanted to work with for several months.  With my cute pocket clips, I can keep these tactile bits on hand and get them out when I’m in need of inspiration.

DIY Planner Clip by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory KeepersDIY Planner Clip by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I used the Journal Guide again to make some short lists so I don’t forget what I want to do with these trims and to keep a few notes on the colors.  I can go back later and add my favorite embroidery floss color numbers, seam binding names, thread spool skews, etc.

We R Memory Keepers Journal GuideDIY Planner Clip by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Just for fun, I made one last clip with the Guide.  I created a long banner with glitter and patterned papers, tracing them using the bracket stencils again.  I spelled ‘TRIMS’ with the Word Punch Board and after adhering the papers together, I affixed them to another paper clip and attached it to my journal spread.

DIY Planner Clip by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory KeepersDIY Planner Clip by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory KeepersWe R Memory Keepers Word Punch Board

The Journal Guide came in so handy for this project and having these clip-on pockets that can easily be moved around is a must for the convenience factor.  I can’t wait to refer back to these pages again and again when I need color inspiration or a reminder about different trims and finishes to use.  I’ll definitely be making more pockets and pages like this for other color palettes, too!  What fun things would you put in YOUR pocket clips?

DIY Planner Clip by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies:

Journal Guide
Tassel Loom
Word Punch Board
Trim and Score Board
Crafter’s Small Precision Scissors

3 Gift Wrap Ideas for Treats

Hello We R friends, it’s Aly here! One of my favorite things to gift during the holidays is baked goods and treats. Today I’ve got three gift wrap ideas for edible gifts. These goodie bags are unique, easy to make, and will leave your recipient with a smile.

Halloween Gift Wrap Ideas by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

My gift wrap is Halloween themed, but you can modify yours to fit the holidays or any other occasion you need. Just change the colors, the sentiment, and the wrapping paper or patterned paper.

Halloween Gift Wrap Ideas by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I started by making a simple Goodie Bag using the Goodie Bag Guide and some holiday Glassine Papers.

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I followed the instructions that come with the Goodie Bag Guide, filled it with some fall colored candy, and embellished it with some DIY tassels I made with the Stitch Happy Metallic Thread and the Tassel Loom. Tip: I used a small scrap of Happy Jig wire to create the metal rings for my bitty tassels.

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Next I used the 123 Punch Board to create a small String Tie Box to hold some sweets. I followed the instruction booklet that comes with the board to make the tie box, and used the measurements on the board to make this 1 3/4 x 2 1/2 inch box.

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I made a simple sentiment with the Word Punch Board and then added a handmade bow that I made with some Stitch Happy Thread and the Bow Loom.

We R Memory Keepers Word Punch BoardWe R Memory Keepers Bow Loom

Last I made an easy Treat Pouch with the DIY Party Board and Patterned Paper from the Crate Paper Wild Heart collection.

Halloween Gift Wrap Ideas by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Tip: I like to use my USB Power Hot Glue Gun for 3D and folded paper projects because it holds my projects securely.

We R Memory Keepers DIY Party Board and USB Power Mini Glue Gun

To embellish the treat pouch I made a mini pom pom with the small DIY Party Pom Pom Maker and some black Stitch Happy Thread. I love the more ragged look of a thread/floss pom pom for Halloween!

We R Memory Keepers DIY Party Pom Pom Maker and Stitch Happy Thread

A tool that I often combine with my Word Punch Board is the Washi Chomper. They’re the perfect pair for making banner shaped sentiments and words!

We R Memory Keepers Word Punch Board and Washi Chomper

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you’ve been inspired by all the unique gift wrap ideas we’ve shared with you this week.

Halloween Gift Wrap Ideas by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I’m so excited about our new gifting tools for the upcoming holidays. My gift wrap game will be totally on this year!

Supplies:

Tassel Loom
Bow Loom
Pom Pom Maker
Goodie Bag Guide
Glassine Paper
Word Punch Board
Happy Jig Wire
Stitch Happy Thread
Oh Goodie Embellishments
123 Punch Board
DIY Party Board
USB Power Mini Glue Gun
USB Battery Pack
Washi Chomper
Crate Paper Wild Heart Collection
Bo Bunny Beautifully Brisk Collection