Flamingo Card

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with a fun and silly card that says summer! What a fun card to be able to send a friend who you have been missing! The wire flamingo made with the We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig inspired the punny sentiment and I cannot help but smile.

Happy Jig Flamingo Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Happy Jig Flamingo Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To begin with, I created the flamingo with the instructions I found in the booklet that comes with the Happy Jig. The pink wire was the perfect shade too! If you have misplaced your booklet, don’t worry. There are tons of ideas and instructions to be found on Instagram on the We R Happy Jig account.

Happy Jig Flamingo Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To adhere my flamingo to the card, I used a strong glue on the flattest and lower parts of the wire. If you are struggling with that, I suggest some colorful staples.

Happy Jig Flamingo Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

And now for the punny sentiment. They are always my favorite. Creating them is now going to be a summer breeze with the Word Punch Board.

Happy Jig Flamingo Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I simply lined up my letters inside, placed the patterned paper I wanted punched along the edge, and pressed down on the teal top. Easy. I layered a striped piece of patterned paper from Crate’s Cute Girl paper pad behind to add a fun, colorful element.

Happy Jig Flamingo Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

So, does anyone want to fla-mingle with me at the beach this summer?

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

Crate Paper:

Pink Paislee:

Beach Party Invitations

Hello, We R friends, Laura here today with a fun invitation idea for your next beach or pool party. Sandy beaches and big waves make me think of going to the beach to celebrate. Recreate the beach with textured cardstock and some We R tools and you will have these Beach Party Invitations created in a snap!

Beach Party Invitations by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Start by trimming the sand colored cardstock to 4” x 6” with the trim & score board.

Beach Party Invitations by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Use the wave tear guide tool to create waves on light and dark teal blue cardstock. I used the large size waves for the dark teal cardstock and the small size wave for the lighter cardstock.

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

If you are having trouble tearing your paper you can use the water pen that comes with the tear guides to make it easier to tear.

Tear Guides by We R Memory Keepers

Cut the wave papers to 4” wide and varying heights to look like layered waves on the paper. Attach them to the sand colored cardstock with adhesive.

Use the circle clear cut punch to cut out a circle sun from yellow cardstock. Attach to the corner of the paper and then trim the excess so it is flush with the edges.

Clear Cut Circle Punch by We R Memory Keepers

Use the word punch board to spell out the word BEACH from a colorful patterned paper. This striped paper is from the DCWV Playful Icons stack. Trim the strip to 5/8” tall using the trim & score board.

Word Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Then, use the word punch board to spell out the letters PARTY. This time I glued the individual letters rather than the paper strip to the invitation. Punch your paper and then open the bottom of the punch board to get the letters out.

Word Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

I found it easiest to simply rub the back of the letters over a glue stick and then place them on the paper than trying to mess with liquid glue for these tiny letters.

If you are having trouble picking up the letters, the Quickstik craft tool helps to grab them from the bottom of the word punch tray.

QuickStik by We R Memory Keepers

You can then write or print out the party details and attach it to the back of the invitation. Slip it in an envelope and it is ready for mailing out to your beach party guests. This theme would be cute for a pool party invitation as well. Simply change the word BEACH to POOL.

Beach Party Invitations by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Since it takes a little bit of time to glue the individual letters onto the invitations, if you had a lot of invitations to make, I would use two strips for the words – one for BEACH and one for PARTY rather than gluing each individual letter.

Beach Party Invitations by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Now, let’s head to the beach!

Beach Party Invitations by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Supplies:

Trim & Score Board

Tear Guides

Cardstock

Clear Cut Punch 2” Circle

DCWV Playful Icons Single Sided Cardstock Stack

Word Punch Board

Quickstik Craft Tool

DIY Mermaid Party Decor

Good Monday morning crafty friends! Aly here with you today. A Mermaid Party is the perfect way to celebrate a birthday, shower, or other special occasion during the summer months. Since all things mermaid are so popular right now, there’s plenty of inspiration online.  I decided to dive in to this nautical trend, and I’m excited to share some easy DIY Mermaid Party Decor I created.

DIY Mermaid Party Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

To make this Mermaid Party I pulled out some of my trusty We R tools to help simplify things. My DIY Party Board, Scallop Goodie Bag Guide, Word Punch Board, and Happy Jig did the trick.

DIY Mermaid Party Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I started with the party hats, picking out some ombre paper from the DCWV Spring Bloom stack. Then I used the DIY Party Board to make the hats.

DIY Party Board by We R Memory Keepers

I downloaded a free mermaid tail template online, and cut out the tails from some gold foil paper. Then I added them to the top of the hats with some dimensional adhesive dots.

DIY Mermaid Party Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Next I made the favor bags using the Scallop Goodie Bag Guide and some ombre papers from the Oh Goodie collection.

DIY Mermaid Party Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

 

 

Scallop Goodie Bag Guide by We R Memory Keepers

I created wire mermaids with the Happy Jig and some gold wire to embellish them.

Happy Jig by We R Memory Keepers

Happy Jig Mermaid Embellishment

Wire Mermaid Embellishment made with the Happy Jig

DIY Mermaid Party Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I added a couple of die cut tropical leaves, and a sentiment I made with the Word Punch Board. I backed the word with some plain white cardstock to make the letters pop. I cut a banner shape in the end of the strip with the Washi Chomper and then stapled it to the bag with my Staple Board.

DIY Mermaid Party Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

You can fill these favor bags with gummy fish, goldfish crackers, small toys, bubbles, or whatever else you’d like to give your mermaid party guests.

DIY Mermaid Party Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I hope these Mermaid Party Decor Ideas have inspired you. Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to come back each day this week for more beach themed project ideas and tutorials. Happy crafting friends!

Supplies:

Word Punch Board
Happy Jig
DIY Party Board
Scallop Goodie Bag Guide
Staple Board
Washi Chomper

Patriotic Cupcake Toppers

Hello We R fans, and happy Friday! It’s Aly here again, and I’m glad you stopped by the blog today. Independence Day is a holiday with special memories and meaning for me, so I’m excited to share some Patriotic Cupcake Toppers inspired by my love for this favorite time of year.

Patriotic Cupcake Toppers by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Fireworks are a big part of the Fourth of July for me and my family, so I wanted to create the look of fireworks on my cupcake toppers. Marker Airbrush to the rescue!

Patriotic Cupcake Toppers by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Patriotic Cupcake Toppers by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I knew I wanted to use the Marker Airbrush for the background of my cupcake toppers, so I picked out some patriotic colored markers from my stash, and created the feel of fireworks on some scraps of smooth Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock.

Marker Airbrush by We R Memory Keepers

Deciding how to add text to each topper took a bit more thought. I knew it would be easy to add Thickers, or patriotic die cut phrases, but I really wanted to keep the airbrush look consistent throughout the project. Then it hit me that I could use my Word Punch Board (shipping to retailers July 2018) to create a custom template for the Marker Airbrush!

Word Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

I punched out the letters “USA”, taped the template over my background (along with a little extra scrap of paper to completely cover it), and then used the complementary color with the Marker Airbrush to add the letters for my toppers.

Marker Airbrush by We R Memory Keepers

Once I finished adding the letters to the backgrounds, I punched them out with the Clear Cut Heart Punch. It was the perfect solution to portray my love for my country AND to quickly and easily punch out the text.

Clear Cut Heart Punch by We R Memory Keepers

To finish off my cupcake toppers, I added a few clear adhesive backed rhinestones for some sparkle, and then taped them to some fancy red and blue large sandwich picks.

Patriotic Cupcake Toppers by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Don’t they look cool with these cupcakes with the red, white, and blue swirled frosting?

Patriotic Cupcake Toppers by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Patriotic Cupcake Toppers by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

This would be a great technique to include on a patriotic greeting card, place card, or gift tag since you can easily customize the text using the Word Punch Board and the Marker Airbrush!

Patriotic Cupcake Toppers by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for stopping by the blog friends! I hope you enjoy a fun, safe, and memorable Independence Day holiday this year. Happy crafting!

Supplies:

Word Punch Board
Maker Airbrush
Clear Cut Heart Punch
Bazzill Marshmallow smooth cardstock

New Release: Word Punch Board!

Hello We R friends! We’re glad you’re here today. This kind of blog post is our favorite kind, because we finally get to share an exciting secret we’ve been keeping! Are you ready?

Introducing the new Word Punch Board!

We R Memory Keepers Word Punch Board

Punch any word with perfect alignment and spacing every time with the new Word Punch Board!

Word Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

This awesome tool includes 26 punches: Letters A-Z. The unique punching system allows you to punch 10 letters at one time, then replace letters to punch more words. Link the punches together for easy storage.

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Watch the video demo below to see this awesome new tool in action!

 

The Word Punch Board begins shipping to retailers July 9th, 2018.