Raise your hand if you own a We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board.
. . . several of you . . .
Raise it if you have used your Envelope Punch Board before to make envelopes.
. . . it looks like some of you are afraid to start . . . don't be - it's an awesome and easy tool to use . . .
Now raise your hand if you have used your Envelope Punch Board to make things besides envelopes.
. . . even less of you . . .
No matter what category you fall in to you are going to want to continue to check out today's post showcasing many adorable project ideas using your Envelope Punch Board and pretty paper (we all know where you can find that!). A lot of these projects are perfect as we enter the holiday season as you make and create gifts for friends, family, neighbors and more.
A look at the We R Memory Keeps Envelope Punch Board. On the left is an older version and the right is the new color scheme that WRMK introduced for all of its "punch products" this past year.
Twists on creating an envelope
Halloween and Thanksgiving Goodies
Look at these adorable treat boxes you can create using the Envelope Punch Board. Click on Source below each picture for more details.
Use the Envelope Punch Board to incorporate tabs/notches into your card and tag making.
Thankful Tag Album
These are just a few of the ways you can use a We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board in addition to making envelopes. Do you have a favorite item you like to make with your punch board. We would love to read about it below or see a picture (share on Facebook or Instagram and tag us)!
Often times our crafting is centered around celebrating (birthday cards, scrapbook layouts for graduations, anniversaries, parties and more) and remembering the good times (vacation albums and mini albums, keeping up on our planners including the day-to-day and fun events). What about crafting to memorialize a loved one that has passed though?
Unfortunately, it seems like a lot of people in my life are dealing with the loss of a loved one recently which brought this idea to my mind. I know crafting can be stress-relieving and cathartic, so working on a craft to memorialize a loved one seems like a good idea to help process the loss.
In looking around I found a lot of great inspiration and ideas that I wanted to share today.
Utilizing photos of your loved one
Using Diamond Glaze and/or gel medium (available at P&P), a PenBlade (available at P&P), along with a photocopy of a favorite photo and glass bezel set make a photo charm. You can turn the charm into a necklace, bracelet, bookmark and more.
Create a memorial shadow box that includes photos and keepsakes that remind you of your loved one. You can use cardstock or patterned paper (both available at P&P) in the background and mount your photos on additional cardstock or patterned paper if you wish. If you like the idea of adding flowers, but don't have any from your loved one or didn't save any from the funeral use some Prima paper flowers (available at P&P).
Turn a photo of your loved one into a wall hanging by doing a photo transfer onto canvas or wood. Here is a nice tutorial to get your started and the gel medium you will need as part of the process is available at P&P.
If seeing your loved one's face is still too difficult, try making a canvas focusing on just a part of them - hand, legs. etc. Or a place/location that held meaning to you both.
Don't be afraid to add some of your creativity to the photo transfer project. I'm sure your loved one enjoyed your creativity and would appreciate the incorporation in their memorial piece.
Turn the photo into a Christmas ornament. You could also make these for other family members and friends who are dealing with the loss.
Incorporate their memory into your home decor
Create a framed piece of artwork to remember them. In this example they used butterfly punches from a variety of colors of paper (available at P&P) and some letter stamps (available at P&P). In addition to the quote, you could add their name, d.o.b. and d.o.d.
Another idea is to create heart punches from paper that contains your loved one's handwriting (definitely recommend making a photo copy of the original source of handwriting so you can preserve the original as is) and mounting on patterned paper (available at P&P) for a framed piece. This idea makes the final project more subtle in its memorializing, but still keeps the loved one close at heart.
Another idea for home decor is to collage pictures and patterned paper (available at P&P) onto a metal star shape. What a great way to keep your loved one still part of your daily life and home,
Use their handwriting to keep their memory alive
If you loved one was a cook/baker and you are lucky enough to have some of their handwritten recipes, preserve the recipe card(s) and their memory by framing it.
Make a mini-album or altered book containing hand-written letters/cards by your loved one.
Create a scrapbook layout with a pocket to tuck their note/letter in. Don't feel like you have to stuff this scrapbook layout into an album either. You can showcase it in a frame or easel.
Use their trinkets
I love these collages that were made with jewelry and "trinkets". What a great way to use the little pieces that were important to our love ones to create art that can be enjoyed for years to come.
When we have exciting news like “Eileen Hull is coming to Palette & Paper on September 10” we like to share it in our newsletter, on Facebook and Instagram (so be sure to sign up for the newsletter and follow us on social media). Eileen Hull is a designer for Sizzix, has created various products with manufacturers, travels the USA and Canada in her amazing camper named Scotty and more!
When Eileen heads to P&P in less than two weeks she will be sharing and teaching two classes that utilize her revolutionary Sizzix ScoreBoards XL Die –Journal. This die allows you to cut the pieces to make your very own Traveler’s Notebook cover, and Eileen will guide you through how to create one out of fabric or paper. Click here to read more about the two classes and get registered today!
One of the reasons having Eileen here along with her awesome Journal Die is so exciting is because Traveler’s Notebooks are, in a word, awesome! You can do so much with them! To expand a little more, the Traveler’s Notebook, in simplest terms, it is a “notebook system” consisting of a cover with elastic bands inside that enable the user to connect to it notebooks (aka refills or inserts) and other accessories (card holder, dashboard, etc.). This enables the user to customize the Traveler’s Notebook based on their needs with just switching the contents/refills.
As we have shared before in this blog post, Traveler’s Notebooks can be used in daily organization for a plethora of things.
They can also be used to make amazing journals and albums for trips, prayer/faith journal, experiences and so much more.
By using the die set you can cut the pieces to make the TN cover like you see below.
Using this as the base you can create amazing journals. The creations that have been made with this die are stunning! Just look at some of these!
Amazing, right? It is so awesome see how this one die can create so many gorgeous journals that are as creative as their makers. So, be sure to join us and Eileen on September 10 to learn more about these journals and how to create one from the master herself!
If you follow Palette & Paper on Facebook, you may have seen the awesome new paper lines we have in stock. If you don’t follow us on Facebook, you should! Click here to make it happen (and click here to follow us on Instagram too). It's a great way to see new merchandise, be in the know on discounts, stay up-to-date on workshops and event happenings and more.
We thought we would share some project inspiration for these new lines today. It is always so awesome to see what people make and create!
Weekend Adventure by BoBunny
Once Upon a Time Prince by Photo Play
What little boy wouldn't love something like this to put his treasures in!
Live Free by Photo Play
Let’s Cruise by Echo Park
Toy Box by Echo Park
Down by the Sea by Bo Bunny
Are you feeling inspired? Head over to the Shoppe starting at 2 pm today. We are open until 9 pm and host Open Studio from 5-9 pm. We would love to have you come create with us!
Annually on the first Saturday of May, thousands celebrate National Scrapbook Day (NSD)! Research shows this holiday was first recognized in 1994 – 23 years ago! While it is called “National” Scrapbook Day, the holiday is recognized around the world.
Why should NSD be celebrated? We think all cool things should be celebrated and that includes scrapbooking. Scrapbooking dates back to the 15th century. It is a method that preserves family history, personal mementos, photographs, newspaper clippings, artwork and other memorabilia. Scrapbooking can take many, many, MANY different forms - - it isn’t just about 12” x 12” layouts.
This year, we are celebrating NSD with Annette Green, Special Projects Designer with Graphic 45. Annette is hugely talented (just take a look at her blog filled all sorts of crafty goodness). Annette will be teaching three classes over NSD weekend. All three classes focus on creating stunning paper craft creations with Graphic 45 papers that can be used for scrapbooking and keeping mementos and journaling.
Click here to see images of all three of the projects and for class/registration details. The Saturday class includes lunch and a chance to win an amazing Graphic 45 prize package valued at $100!
Visit our Facebook page for a video that shows (posted on 4/22/17) how gorgeous and intricate the Portrait of a Lady Interactive Album is. All the projects are stunning, and you truly need to see them in person to appreciate them (so stop by P&P and check them out)!
Lastly, we wanted to provide some inspiration on the various ways you can “scrapbook” – again it isn’t just about the 12” x 12” layouts (although, those are really cool too!).
Pocket Page/Project Life
12” x 12” Layouts
And on that note, we leave you with a Bob Dylan quote. Have a great day and enjoy living (and keeping) your memories!
Palette & Paper's blog is written by creative team member, Kimberly.
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