Hello SCT friends! It’s Aly Dosdall here, and I’m so happy to be back with you today sharing another one of my favourite crafting tools. I love when tools make crafting not only easier, but more creative and fun, and the tool I’m featuring today does just that.

DIY Party Confetti Punch

Say hello to the DIY Party Confetti Punch from We R Memory Keepers. With the popularity of shaker pockets and confetti in paper crafts currently, this handy little punch will get lots of mileage at my house. With one punch this awesome tool makes several bits of confetti in two different sizes. Plus, the design in the leftover paper is perfect for saving and using on another project like the layout I made below.

Be Strong Layout by Aly Dosdall 1

To create this layout I used several leftover scraps from punching confetti and scattered them throughout my layout from the top left corner to the bottom right.

Be Strong Layout by Aly Dosdall 2

After punching lots of confetti I set it aside and saved it for another project I’ll be sharing with you soon.

Be Strong Layout by Aly Dosdall 5

Then I used my circle cutter to cut out the negative confetti designs. I backed some circles with coordinating cardstock to let some color show through.

Circle cutter

I filmed a short video sharing some of the cool features of the Confetti Punch, and to show you how I created the circles for this layout. Check it out below!

 

To finish off my layout I added a title that I cut from the patterned paper in the Urban Chic collection by We R Memory Keepers.

Be Strong Layout by Aly Dosdall 3

I also added some typed journaling sharing some of my feelings about my daughter’s personality and my hopes for her future.

Be Strong Layout by Aly Dosdall 4

Well, that’s it for me friends! Thanks for letting me be here with you today. I hope this project inspires you to look at your crafting tools in a different light. See if you can find unexpected ways to use them on your projects. Happy crafting!

~Aly

Partner Celebration DAY 30!

We're sure if you've been papercrafting for a while then you are very familiar with our friends We R Memory Keepers. Here's a little background about We R Memory Keepers: 

"Over 90 years ago William R. Hiller and his two sons began building a reliable book binding business. The old Provo Book Bindery emerged as one of the premier bookbinding and preservation resources in the United States.Always looking for ways to help people stay in touch with their histories and memories of the past, Hiller Bookbinding began manufacturing one of the first albums intended specifically for keeping memories stored safely and securely in more than just a photo album.

With the emergence of the wonderful art of scrapbooking and paper crafting, came the ever-increasing need for high quality, functional, and creative scrapbook products that were specifically designed to preserve and enhance memories that would last for generations."

In 2014, We R Memory Keepers joined the American Crafts family of brands and they continue to manufacture some of the most functional products including albums, amazing tools, paper collections and so much more! We've loved partnering with We R Memory Keepers for many years and of course they were only too happy to join our celebration by offering one lucky SCT reader this fun Confetti punch and a selection from the Urban Chic collection!

DIY Party Confetti Punch

WeR_Urban Chic

For an opportunity to win this collection be sure to leave a comment below by September 7th! We would also love to know if you have a favourite We R Memory Keepers product in your craft space!

To see even more inspiration from We R Memory Keepers, be sure to visit them in the following places:

website: http://www.wermemorykeepers.com/

blog: https://wermemorykeepers.wordpress.com/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/wermemorykeeper/

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WeRMemoryKeepers (<— give them a big thanks!)

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/WeRMemoryKeepers

instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/wermemorykeepers/

And there you go! What a great day of inspiration from our sweet friend Aly Dosdall and our friends at WeR! We've also heard from so many of our partners that they have LOVED hearing from you! Thank you for taking the time to visit the links we've provided each day. You just never know what you might find. Perhaps each day we should start with an "enabler alert!" 

Have a great Tuesday! 

~ Catherine Tachdjian, publisher, Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine