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We R Memory Keepers – Easter Pinwheels

Hello, We R friends! Enza here to share a new project using some fun tools. Does it ever happen to you to rediscover a tool you had forgotten about? I remember loving the Pinwheel Punch Board when it came out and used it constantly for so many projects! I thought it was fun to create pinwheel party favors for Easter. They came together in no time and are perfect as last-minute diy craft.


I started by choosing patterned paper from the gorgeous Sparkle City collection by Shimelle; I went with more pastel colors that reminded me of Easter. I then trimmed it to measure 4”x4” and used the Punch Board to create the shape for the pinwheels.

The Punch Board also comes with instructions on how to make nested pinwheels, which are not only really pretty and colorful but quite easy to assemble. As you can see in the picture below, I used brads in coordinating colors for the center.

Once those were ready, I hot glued paper party straws to the back; to cover the glue, I also punched a small circle from white cardstock and adhered it on top.

For the sentiment, I wanted something elegant and festive, so I used the Foil Quill system to create little tags. The Kelly Creates USB Drive has a beautiful handwritten alphabet that is perfect for any occasion. I went with the Aqua Foil, which complemented the other colors in the paper. I opted for a simple “Happy Easter”, but I could have personalized the tags a bit more and make them into place cards too! Tip: for small and detailed designs, I use the Fine Tip Pen.

To finish, I tied both the bag of chocolate eggs and the tag to the straws with ribbon.

What do you think? Are these party favors something you would make to surprise your guests? I think they would be perfect for birthday parties and many other occasions.

Thank you for stopping by.

Supplies:

Pinwheel Punch Board
Foil Quill
Foil Quill Heat Activated Foil – Aqua
Foil Quill – Kelly Creates USB Drive

Sparkle City – Shimelle

 

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Spellbinders – April 2019 Large Die of the Month Kit

Hello friends! I’m back today to share a new project created with the April 2019 Spellbinders Large Die of the Month kit. This kit is adorable; it’s called For You Gift Card Holder and is perfect if you’re looking for a pretty, more personal way to give out gift cards.

I used the gorgeous Let Your Soul Bloom collection by ModaScrap, designed by Simona Anghileri.

Here are some close-ups:

This kit is a must have! Spellbinders offers several monthly memberships. They are worth checking out, as you get not only the products but also project inspiration, discounts and gifts!

Have a wonderful day!

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Crate Paper – Valentine’s Day Pockets

Hello there, friends! I’m excited to share some quick and easy Valentine’s Day pockets featuring the super fun La La Love collection by Crate Paper.

Every year, I help my kids make Valentines for their classmates and friends; from sweet treats to fun little messages, we try to find simple, handmade crafts that won’t take much time.

Here’s a look at the pockets:

Let’s see how they came together!

I started by making the pockets with the We R Memory Keepers Pocket Punch Board. After choosing the patterned paper I wanted to use, I trimmed it to measure 7×5.75 inches, so to create a pocket that would fit a 3×4 card. We got all our papers ready before assembling the pockets; it made the whole process go faster.

I fussy cut the cards from the In Love paper, embellished them with die cuts and stickers, and matted them with more fun papers.

To decorate the pockets, I used a mix of die cuts, chipboard stickers, and tags. For the one below, I layered a tag from the Ephemera Pack, a foam sticker heart with lovely glitter accents, and that super cute dog! Sentiments stickers and red twine finished the pocket. To keep it closed, without having to glue the flap or find a more time-consuming way to do it, I used a paper clip, which also added some dimension.

I followed the same layering technique for the second and third pockets, with tags, die cuts and sentiments. I love the cupcake and the XO paper clips! So fun! They bring in an interactive element that kids love. For one of the pockets, I also wrapped glittery washi tape around it, just to give it some sparkle.

Thank you for stopping by today. I’m very pleased with how these pockets turned out, and can’t wait to make more!

Until next time!

Supplies: La La Love – Embellishments (344560), Puffy Stickers (344559), Paper Clips (344561), Sentiment Stickers (344558), Foam Glitter Stickers (344552), Washi Tape (344566), Heart You (344541), Sugar Sugar (344543), Bouquet (344545), In Love (344534), Ephemera Pieces (344555).