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We R Memory Keepers – Halloween Treat Boxes

Hello, crafty friends! Today I’m sharing a spooky (not so much) Halloween treat packaging idea created with several We R Memory Keepers tools.

You might know by now how much I love tags; I use them on almost all of my projects, so I thought it would be fun to make “loaded” ones to give as party favors or just as a treat on Halloween day.

Halloween Treat Boxes by @enzamg for @wermemorykeepers. #wermemorykeepers #tagpunchboard #123punchboard #happyjig #halloween #giftwrapping

I started by trimming the tags to measure 4×8 inches. I used two sheets of patterned paper and one of white heavy weight cardstock, which I sandwiched in the middle to make the tags sturdy and durable. With the Tag Punch Board I cut the corners of all three before adhering them together.

To make the box, the paper needs to measure 8×6 inches. With the help of the Mini Score Board, I creased it vertically at 1 and 2 inches, and horizontally at 4 and 5 inches, like in the photos below.

Next, I cut the two bottom squares formed by the creases on both sides of the paper, and again just in between the ones above. I applied strong double-sided adhesive to assemble the box, and adhere it to the front of the tag.

At this point it was just a matter of decorating the boxes and make them “spooky”. The first thing I did was create wire words with the Happy Jig. I love this tool so much!!! I can’t stop creating with it! It is perfect to personalize your projects. I used the copper wire to spell “Boo” (I have a black one in the photo below to show the design better) and the black one to spell “Spooky”.

I arranged several chipboard stickers and die cuts from the Pink Paislee Spellcast collection to form clusters on the front of the loaded tags, and finished them with a double bow I made using the 1-2-3 Punch Board.

Halloween Treat Boxes by @enzamg for @wermemorykeepers. #wermemorykeepers #tagpunchboard #123punchboard #happyjig #halloween #giftwrapping

Halloween Treat Boxes by @enzamg for @wermemorykeepers. #wermemorykeepers #tagpunchboard #123punchboard #happyjig #halloween #giftwrapping

Halloween Treat Boxes by @enzamg for @wermemorykeepers. #wermemorykeepers #tagpunchboard #123punchboard #happyjig #halloween #giftwrapping

Halloween Treat Boxes by @enzamg for @wermemorykeepers. #wermemorykeepers #tagpunchboard #123punchboard #happyjig #halloween #giftwrapping

I hope you enjoyed these Halloween treat packaging idea and will give it a try. Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a great day!

Supplies:

1-2-3 Punch Board

Tag Punch Board

Happy Jig

Mini Score Board

Pink Paislee Spellcast Collection

Pebbles Bat Clothespins

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Crate Paper – 1 Product, 2 Ways: Ribbon Hanging Frames/Shaker Tag

Hello, friends! My second project for today is for Crate Paper. I’ll show you two different ways to use the Willow Lane Frames. I love the versatility of the Crate Paper products, and this one is especially fun to work with.

The first project is a home décor piece that worked perfectly for my daughters’ room. I used the frames to create a ribbon hanging photo holder.

Ribbon Hanging Frames by @enzamg for @cratepaper using the Willow Lane Frames. #cratepaper #offthepage #handmade #homedecor #diy
I started by measuring the diameter of the frames and cutting the photos accordingly. I happened to have a punch that was the right size, but you can use scissors as well. It doesn’t have to be a perfect circle, as the edges will be covered by the frame; it’s just a personal preference, I guess. One thing to keep in mind is to use a strong double-sided adhesive, such as Super Sticky Red Tape by American Crafts, to adhere your pieces down. It really makes a difference, especially when you’re working with products that are not just paper.


Next, I chose the sentiment for the middle frame from the Ephemera Pack, and started decorating with various embellishments. I like adding dimensional elements to my projects, so that’s what I did here. I think it makes the frames pop more.

Ribbon Hanging Frames by @enzamg for @cratepaper using the Willow Lane Frames. #cratepaper #offthepage #handmade #homedecor #diy
To adhere the frames to the ribbon, I again used double-sided adhesive. I folded the ribbon in half to create a hanging hoop at the top, and spaced the frames to about a half an inch from each other.

Ribbon Hanging Frames by @enzamg for @cratepaper using the Willow Lane Frames. #cratepaper #offthepage #handmade #homedecor #diy
I love how it turned out!

Ribbon Hanging Frames by @enzamg for @cratepaper using the Willow Lane Frames. #cratepaper #offthepage #handmade #homedecor #diy
The second project is a shaker tag. I love shakers and I love tags, so this was just the perfect combination for me. Here is what you’ll need:

• two frames
• foam adhesive
• sequins
• embellishments
• patterned paper.

Shaker Tag by @enzamg for @cratepaper using the Willow Lane Frames. #cratepaper #offthepage #handmade #homedecor #diy
I started by backing both frames with a piece of acetate to form the window. Next, I adhered foam to the back of one of the frames – I used a circular die to get an even piece.


I trimmed an embossed card from the Ephemera Pack to size, and glued it to the foam, but not before filling up the window with colorful sequins.

Shaker Tag by @enzamg for @cratepaper using the Willow Lane Frames. #cratepaper #offthepage #handmade #homedecor #diy

I adhered the ribbon on the top with hot glue, backed the second frame with patterned paper, and attached the two together to form the tag. At this point it was just a matter of adding a few finishing touches, and sentiments.

Shaker Tag by @enzamg for @cratepaper using the Willow Lane Frames. #cratepaper #offthepage #handmade #homedecor #diy

Shaker Tag by @enzamg for @cratepaper using the Willow Lane Frames. #cratepaper #offthepage #handmade #homedecor #diy
Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope my projects have inspired you to use the Willow Lane Frames in a fun and easy way!


Supplies: Willow Lane – Frames (344483); Puffy Stickers (344482); 6×12 Stickers (344485); Standouts (344475); Ephemera Pieces (344486); 6×8 Paper Pad (344490); Thread Bows (344470).

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Spellbinders – Christmas Projects using Holiday Die D-Lites

Hello everyone. Today I am sharing the first of two blog posts featuring the super fun Holiday Die D-Lites by Spellbinders. I love the whimsical images of these sets; they are so cute and perfect for the upcoming holiday season! They are also very versatile and can be used to create cards, tags, gift wrapping elements, ornaments, and much more.

For my projects today, I have decided to go with the traditional red and green color combination. I have two cards and two tags to share.

Let’s start with the cards!

Christmas Card by @enzamg for @Spellbinders using Holiday Die D-Lites. #spellbinders #diecutting #christmas #holidays

They both feature a horizontal design and dimensional elements. For the first one, I used the Die D-Lites Christmas Tree Etched Dies.

Christmas Card by @enzamg for @Spellbinders using Holiday Die D-Lites. #spellbinders #diecutting #christmas #holidays

I started by trimming the green dotted paper to measure 5.25×4.25”. I then used the outline image of the tree to cut two shapes directly on the patterned paper, one towards the right, the other on the opposite side of the card panel – I placed them at different heights to give it a more “natural” look, kind of like a landscape. Next, I adhered down the positive spaces of the die cut with foam dots to give it dimension, making sure to have the B side of the patterned paper show. For the tree in the middle,

Christmas Card by @enzamg for @Spellbinders using Holiday Die D-Lites. #spellbinders #diecutting #christmas #holidays
To finish the card, I added the sentiment and matted the panel with an A2 white card base – I liked the idea of having some of the white color show on just two sides of the card.

The second card features the Die D-Lites Santa Etched Dies.

Christmas Card by @enzamg for @Spellbinders using Holiday Die D-Lites. #spellbinders #diecutting #christmas #holidays

This set is too cute for words! I absolutely love it! The design here is a bit simpler. It’s just strips of patterned papers cut to size to create a background. The red and green thin ones between the larger piece and the white cardstock were added for more definition. After assembling Santa, I adhered it on top of a red plaid tag with foam adhesive, and added natural colored twine for a vintage feel.

Christmas Card by @enzamg for @Spellbinders using Holiday Die D-Lites. #spellbinders #diecutting #christmas #holidays

Like the previous card, I opted to mat the card panel, this time with kraft cardstock, which coordinates perfectly with the twine.

Now onto the tags!

Christmas Tags by @enzamg for @Spellbinders using Holiday Die D-Lites. #spellbinders #diecutting #christmas #holidays

Both tags measure 3.5×4.5”, and they both feature a circular design in the middle. The first one was created with the Die D-Lites Snowman Etched Dies.

Christmas Tags by @enzamg for @Spellbinders using Holiday Die D-Lites. #spellbinders #diecutting #christmas #holidays

I adore all the little details in this set, and I love that you can customize the individual pieces to create unique looks. I adhered the snowman on top of two circular shapes from the Special Day Frame Etched Dies by Marisa Job, alternating the layers with foam adhesive, so to obtain a dimensional piece.

Christmas Tags by @enzamg for @Spellbinders using Holiday Die D-Lites. #spellbinders #diecutting #christmas #holidays

For the second tag, I used the Die D-Lites Reindeer Etched Dies.

Christmas Tags by @enzamg for @Spellbinders using Holiday Die D-Lites. #spellbinders #diecutting #christmas #holidays

I used kraft cardstock for the reindeer, and inked the edges to create more definition. I then placed one of the Laced Flowers Etched Dies by Marisa Job behind it before adhering it down onto the circle.

Christmas Tags by @enzamg for @Spellbinders using Holiday Die D-Lites. #spellbinders #diecutting #christmas #holidays

Spellbinders Supplies:
S3-361 Die D-Lites Christmas Tree Etched Dies
S3-359 Die D-Lites Santa Etched Dies
S3-360 Die D-Lites Snowman Etched Dies
S3-358 Die D-Lites Reindeer Etched Dies
S5-374 Special Day Frame Etched Dies By Marisa Job
S4-945 Laced Flowers Etched Dies By Marisa Job

Other supplies: My Mind’s Eye Cozy Christmas Collection; ribbon; twine.

I’m so happy with the way these projects turned out. I’ll be back in a few days to share more of my creations with the adorable Holiday Die D-Lites Dies!