We have two winners for the Kiwi Lane prize. Help us congratulate Laurie Minarik and Pat King.
If you are a winner, please email me at jenny (at) weronthenet (dot) com with your address so we can send your prize.
Happy Friday! Have a wonderful weekend.
Today I’m going to share with you another fun washi tape technique. On this card I used some Lifestyle Crafts Hexagon Nesting Dies to die cut some of my favorite colors of Washi Tape.
This technique is really easy but packs a lot of punch on your projects. You can use any shape die to create this look, but it’s easier if you can see through your die to line it up on your washi tape.
Take a look at the video tutorial below to learn how to create this die cut washi tape card.
Remember you can keep all your favorite washi tape organized and looking great in the Washi Dispenser with the new Stackable Post available in stores now.
Washi Tape–Coral, Butter, Sea Foam
Hexagon Nesting Dies
Teresa Collins Quoted AME Journaling Cards
Enamel Shapes–Warm and Neutral
I love to use my scrapbook supplies to make decor pieces for my home. It makes me feel better about my growing stash of supplies! So, I decided to create a fresh decor piece using my favorite new We R collection–Sheer Metallic.
I love the metallic trend in fashion, decor, and crafting right now and I wanted to put a different twist on it, so I used some cork board as my background. I love the contrast created with the earthy cork texture and the metallic vellum!
The metallic textured cardstock included in the Sheer Metallic Vellum Pad provides a nice solid background for the layers of metallic vellum paper and the wooden tag. I also added some Metallic Washi Tape strips as additional layers.
I love how well the vellum layers–it adds such interesting texture and dimension with its semi-transparent quality. What do you think about the Sheer Metallic collection? Are you a vellum or metallic fan?
Sheet Metallic Vellum Pad
Sheer Metallic Happy Day Wooden Tag
Metallic Washi Tape
2 Edge Punch–Trellis
With St. Patrick’s Day coming I always try to get my kids involved in some crafting. They love to get into the Irish spirit! This year we decided to make some fun Leprechaun photo props.
My girls and I picked out and die cut some fun shapes from Game Day patterned paper using my Cricut machine. I love that the Game Day collection includes plenty of generic patterns in addition to the sports themed ones. We made a hat, a mustache…
…a bow tie, and Leprechaun hair with a beard.
We hot glued them to some bamboo skewers–I trimmed the sharp ends off before hand. Tip: I added some strips of chipboard to the back of the hat and the hair+beard props to keep them from flopping over when holding them upright.
Not only were these props fun to make, but they made adorable photos for some future scrapbook pages. These would also be fun for a St. Patrick’s Day party. You could photograph your guests, print the photos, and send them home with a memorable party favor.
Game Day Paper Pack
Today I’ve got a special post for you! We R teamed up with Kiwi Lane Designs to bring you a fun project plus an awesome giveaway! First, take a look at what happened when I combined Kiwi Lane’s Tiny Sweetheart Accessory template set and some of my favorite We R papers, embellishments, and tools.
First I selected some fun shapes I wanted to work with, traced them onto my Game Day patterned papers, and then cut them out with my Small Precision Scissors.
I added the shapes around my photo and as part of my title to bring those elements some added emphasis. I dressed up the shapes with some Sew Easy hand stitching and some Enamel Shapes.
Then I completed my page using some of my favorite We R tools and embellishments–my Loop Mini 8 Punch, File Tab Punch, and Washi Tape. I love how the We R products blend seamlessly with the fun shapes of the Kiwi Lane templates!
Now, on to the giveaway! We have several sets of templates from our generous friends at Kiwi Lane Designs that we’d love to give away to two of our fabulous We R fans.
If you’d like to be considered for the giveaway please leave a comment on this post before midnight (MST) on Thursday, March 6th. We’ll announce the winners on Friday, March 7. Good luck, and be sure to check back to see if you won!
Small Precision Scissors
Game Day Paper Pack
Mini 8 Punch–Loop
Sew Easy Tool–Zig Zag and Original heads
Enamel Shapes–Cool and Warm
Washi Tape–Avocado and Navy
I am completely honored and excited to be working with We R Memory Keepers. I have always wanted to do albums. I knew that I wanted them to be top quality. I got excited at the opportunity to do albums and pocket pages with the Albums Made Easy system. I wanted to design my cards with my signature style. I knew I wanted glitter, die cuts and transparency cards all in one set. I wanted albums that had glitter and that would be a beautiful way to display the memories.
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I love to tell a story and knew that this would be the focus of my card sets. It was my hope that others would find it easy to create with and tell the story. It is still simple, chic and beautiful. I am in LOVE with the card system. I am so blessed and thankful for this opportunity. I know it has changed the way I look at page pockets and all the beautiful possibilities to create keepsake memories. I will be sharing my favorite ways to design with my Albums Made Easy albums, and cards in upcoming posts with videos and more. I would LOVE to see what you are creating with my collections. Please share with us.
Learn how to make the most adorable bow garland using the Lifestyle Crafts bow die. Check out the Sew Craft Create blog for the full tutorial.
Hello, WeR fans!! Nicole Harper here to share a few quick ideas on how I use the Albums Made Easy system in different ways…I really can’t speak highly enough of the We R quality and designs!!
I started with the We R page protector that has (4) 4×6 pockets and (3) 4×4 pockets. That top right card jumped out at me from the Memo card set, so I just added some gold spray ink and several of the brand new Enamel Shapes from WeR. LOVE the variety of shapes/colors/sizes all in one package!!
I am a big fan of the 3×4 Kraft envelopes that come in the card sets…I slipped one into a 4×6 pocket next to a photo I printed at 3×4. I love mixing up what goes into the pockets, and encourage you to think outside the box a bit when using them. Don’t feel that you have to use a 4×6 card or photo in a 4×6 pocket…by doing what I did here, it adds so many more combinations to your page protectors, and keeps your album looking fresh.
On the green card with the journal lines, I wanted an added bit of color…so I trimmed one of the other cards in the set to fit along the bottom and added some detail between the two with stitching. The star was punched from some of the We R 12×12 Washi Sheets, and I really like the subtlety of the Washi layered on top of the card.
The die cut card sets are an added bonus to each line, but I didn’t need one that was 4×6. I trimmed it down to 4×4 to fit the pocket and felt like it still needed ‘something’. After stamping a VersaMark ink pad all over the ‘take note’ card and then sprinkling gold embossing powder on top, it ended up being just perfect. Again, one more reminder to not be afraid to switch the cards up to work for the specific project you are working on.
Thanks to WeR for having me as a guest today…stay tuned for more ideas/projects using the Albums Made Easy products!!
I know I’ve said it before, but I just love washi tape! It’s so versatile, easy to use, and looks so cool on projects. I combined some Washi Tape with a few simple embellishments to create these unique candles. They make great gifts or favors for a shower, luncheon, or tea party.
The flexible nature of washi tape lends itself perfectly to round or curved projects–no worries about whether or not it will hold its shape!
And We R washi tape comes is so many gorgeous colors and trendy geo patterns that you’re sure to find something that works with your project. And, if you’re like me and have a fetish for washi tape, never fear…the Washi Dispenser with Stackable Post is here!
The washi dispenser with the new stackable post (now in stores) is the perfect way to store and organize all of your favorite rolls of washi tape.
Washi Tape–Butter, Avocado, Sea Foam
For The Record Embossed Stickers
If you’re looking for a cute and unique idea for favor boxes, try using a pinwheel instead of a bow on your gift box. It still has a festive feel, but will set your favor boxes apart and make your party decor a bit more memorable.
Using the Lifestyle Crafts Flower Pinwheel Template Die helped make these favor boxes quick and easy. I added them to some small gift boxes I made with the Gift Box Punch Board and some Basics papers in spring colors. I also used the mini banner die from the Drink Sleeve Template Die set to make the labels on the boxes.
You can also use these pinwheels for other party decor–banners, garlands, cake/cupcake toppers, or drink picks. They even look fabulous on cards and scrapbook pages!
Flower Pinwheel Template Die
Basics Paper Pad
Gift Box Punch Board
Drink Sleeve Template Die