Wildflower Layout with a Circle Design

Hello there, it’s Aly here again on the blog to share a fun layout I created using one of my all time favorite We R collections, Wildflower. The papers, colors, and embellishments in this collection are so unique and gorgeous–I just can’t get enough! When I saw this constellations paper with the circular design and four seasons on it I knew exactly what I wanted to do.

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I took a photo of one of my favorite trees in our yard when it was in full bloom in the spring, and I thought this paper would be perfect for that. I shared the photo on my Instagram feed so I printed that square version of the photo for this page. I kept the with circular design and added some patterned paper layers in circles of varying sizes and contrasting colors.

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I placed my Instagram photo near the center of the smallest circle, bringing emphasis to it with some patterned paper strips, tags, phrases, ephemera bits, and sequin stickers.

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The gold accents on some of the pieces really add an elegant feel to the page. Love me some sparkle!

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So, what do you think about the new Wildflower collection so far? Are you a fan? What’s your favorite part about it?

Supplies:

Wildflower 12×12 Paper Pad
Wildflower Ephemera Bits
Gold Sequin Stickers
Magnetic Circle Cutter

Wildflower Card

Happy Wednesday We R Fans! It’s Aly, and I’m glad to be back on the blog with you again. Today I’m sharing a card I created with the Wildflower collection. I absolutely love the gorgeous rich colors and romantic images in this line. The watercolor and ombre papers have such depth and texture, plus the gold foil accents add such an elegant feel. Yum!

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There are plenty of fun embellishments to coordinate with the papers. such as ephemera bits, layered tags, stickers, faux leather bows, and fold foil Thickers. Plus some of the papers can be cut apart into tags, journaling cards, and sentiments. All of the options in this collection make creating super easy.

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I love that this collection can work for so many different themes. There are feminine and masculine papers, and plenty of generic embellishments. Be sure to check back tomorrow to see one more project I created featuring this beautiful new collection. See you then!

Supplies:

Wildflower 12×12 Paper Pad
Wildflower Layered Tags
Wildflower Ephemera Bits
Wildflower Cardsock Stickers
Gold Sequin Stickers

Wildflower Treat Carton

Hello WR fans! Carrie with you today to share a little treat carton that I made for a friend that just needed to know that I was thinking of them.  I wanted to give her just a little treat but I needed something a little special to put it in so I came up with the idea to make a little carton using the WR Wildflower line and a bunch of fun tools. Using the WR tools make this a fun and easy project to make so let’s get started and I will show you how I created my gift…

Treat container featuring the Wildflower collection by We R Memory Keepers made by designer Carrie Walz.

 

First you are going to start off with a sheet of 8 ½ x 11 cardstock I am using a brown from the AC Neutral cardstock pack. Using your Trim and Score Board you will want to line the longest edge of the paper along the top of the board and score at ½”, 3 ½”, 5 ¾” and 8 ¾”. Turn the cardstock around so that the shorter edge is along the top and score at 3” and 6 ½”.

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Turn your paper back around so that you have the longest edge at the top.   Using your Paper Trimmer blade make 8 cuts – 4 on each side – from the edge to the intersecting score line. This is what it should look like…
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Next you need to make your handles – I chose a simple round punch. I punched 3/4″ in from my outside edge.

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Apply AC Sticky Thumb double sided red  tape to the small tab that remains on the end…but DO NOT remove the adhesive backing  as you are not ready to assemble the box just yet… turn your cardstock and apply Sticky Thumb tape to the panels shown below…

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And now you will assemble your box…peel the backing off of the Sticky Thumb tape that you put onto the tab, fold your box over and adhere this tab to the inside of your box…

Turn your box so that the top faces you (the end with your handles) and open those flaps out…Remove the backing from the Sticky Thumb tape on one of the panels – push this panel inside your box and adhere to the inside wall – this reinforces the walls to give you a very sturdy box…repeat for the other flap…remove the Sticky Thumb tape from the bottom two panels – fold the 2 smaller panels in and cover them with the two larger ones.

Now the fun part…decorating! You can decorate however you like although if you like how I did mine I used some cardstock that matched the printed paper I was using which was the WRMK Wildflower Botanical 12×12 printed cardstock. I matted my printed cardstock with AC Sticky Thumb Glue Stick…

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I then used the brown cardstock and made a band to wrap around the carton using the WRMK Doily 2 Edge Punch, added a simple strip of cardstock in the middle of the band and added my sentiment along with a butterfly from the WRMK Wildflower Ephemera Bits. I wanted to add a bit more punch to my handles so they didn’t look so plain so I used my WRMK Evolution Advanced and my Nesting Scallop dies.  I then used a Nesting Circle die and attached it to the scallop that I just made and ran that through…

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To secure your box closed I used the WRMK Crop-A-Dile and punched holes on both flaps of the handles and inserted some ribbon and tied a nice bow, filled it with some yummy chocolate and it was ready to go!

And here is the completed project one more time…

Treat container featuring the Wildflower collection by We R Memory Keepers made by designer Carrie Walz.

 

Products used:

WRMK Wildflower 12×12 Printed Cardstock-Botanical
WRMK Wildflower Ephemera Bits
WRMK Evolution Advanced
WRMK Trim and Score Board
WRMK 2 Edge Punch-Doily
WRMK CAD
AC Sticky Thumb double sided sticky tape
AC Sticky Thumb glue stick
AC Lifestyle Nesting Scallop die
AC Lifestyle Nesting Circle die
AC Neutral 12×12 cardstock pack-Brown

Wildflower Layout

Welcome to Wildflower Week here on the We R blog. This week it’s all about this gorgeous new paper collection with fun new embellishment options, romantic patterns, and rich beautiful colors. So sit back, relax, and get ready for some eye candy from our design team!

 

Hi We R fans! Its Kathy here to share a scrapbook page I created with the lovely new Wildflower collection.

Layout featuring We R Memory Keepers Wildflower collection by designer Kathy Martin. #wermemorykeepers #wildflower

The gorgeous patterned papers and die cut quote from this collection turned out to be perfect for a scrapbook page about George, a pelican we met during our annual beach trip this summer.

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Unfortunately this beautiful bird found himself tangled up in fishing wire.

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Thankfully he was rescued, rehabilitated and returned to the wild.

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Now George is often found at the Kure Beach, North Carolina pier hanging out with the fishermen, begging for fish and having his photograph taken by tourists. And his picture scrapbooked by yours truly. Wink.

Supplies:

Wildflower collection

Wildflower Letterpress Plate Set Winner!

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Thank you all for joining us this month for our 30 Days Of Evolution event! We’re so glad we could share the amazing features of the Evolution Advanced, plus some project inspiration with you over the last month. We hope you enjoyed learning more about this versatile tool, and that you got some fresh ideas to try. Wildflower Letterpress Plates

We’ve selected a random winner for our Wildflower Letterpress Plate Set giveaway, and that winner is…

I’ve never tried letterpress, but it looks fun. This card turned out beautifully! Now I’m going to have to go watch some vidoes on this technique! TFS

Congratulations Regina! Please send an email to alydosdall@gmail.com with “Letterpress Winner” in the subject line. Include your full name and mailing address and we’ll get you your goodies as soon as possible. Thanks to everyone for entering!

Next week on the blog we’ll be featuring one of our new paper collections, Wildflower. Be sure to stop by for lots of project inspiration and ideas. Enjoy your weekend, and we’ll see you then!

Letterpress Flat Thank You Card

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Hi! Aly Dosdall here again to share a simple but elegant flat thank you card made with the Lifestyle Letterpress Kit and the Evolution Advanced. This card would make a great thank you for shower, wedding, or graduation gifts. It’s simple design would make for easy bulk production, and you could change up the colors to fit with the color scheme of your event.

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I used the confetti style background plate on the top half of the card with blue ink, and then the Thank You sentiment plate on the bottom half of the card with black ink. Designer tip: using the Ink Guides helps to avoid unwanted ink from getting on the letterpress platform and plate while applying the ink.

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To finish off my project I wrapped some 3/8″ grosgrain American Crafts blue ribbon around the flat card, and then added a gold metallic plastic bow from the Clearly Posh collection.

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This card looks extra elegant inside a gold foil printed acetate envelope made from the Clearly Posh collection using the 123 Punch Board. Place a permanent glue dot underneath one of the gold foil polka dots to secure the top flap of the envelope, and you’re ready to deliver your card!

Supplies:

Evolution Advanced
Lifestyle Letterpress Kit
Clearly Posh Letterpress Plate Set
A2 Flat Letterpress Paper
AC Ribbon
Clearly Posh Plastic Bows

 

Back To School Inspiration | Part 2

If you enjoyed our Back To School inspiration post on Tuesday, you’re going to love what we’ve got to share with you today! Our talented in-house team knocked themselves out again with some adorable school-themed projects using some We R tools and papers. Check it out!

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Our new Clearly Posh collection adds some extra sparkle to these Heidi Swapp Marquee Numbers. Perfect locker decor for your tween or teen!

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Personalize your child’s lunchbox or backpack with a luggage tag made with The Fuse tool. How fun is that confetti added to the tag?

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Keep your student’s school supplies organized with our versatile new Snap Storage. Use Command Strips to mount the clips and bottles to your surface. Easy peasy!

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Make cute custom folders to keep papers organized with the Template Studio and Designer Poster Board. Love those gold polkas!

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Let We R Memory Keepers take you back to school this year, keeping your student’s supplies organized and looking awesome!

Supplies:

Easy Letterpress Tags

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Hello, We R fans! Jen McDermott here, sharing some fun tags I created using our Letterpress system. There’s no need to be intimidated by letterpressing; WeR makes it super easy to create trendy, top notch pressed goodies, using the Evolution Advanced, and a special folding platform.  For today’s projects, I made a variety of gift tags using a few different letterpressing techniques.

First, I created a very basic tag to get warmed up. I used one of the larger, background plates that are usually good for big areas.

Using a small piece of double-stick tape that comes in the letterpress kit, I stuck the plate onto the flippy side of the letterpress platform. Designer tip: you can use the same piece of tape for several different plates. Just leave it on the platform and reuse it until it’s no longer sticky.

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Then,  I squeezed out a SMALL amount of letterpress ink. This ink is thick and sticky, so a little goes a LONG way.  Make sure to roll your brayer around in the ink in several different directions, so you are left with a thin layer of ink on your brayer; no lumps.

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Then I rolled the ink onto the plate, using light strokes, and going over the plate till I was satisfied that all of the butterflies were covered with ink.  Then I aligned my paper in on the platform, folded it shut, and rolled it through the Evolution Advanced!

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What came out was a super cute, pressed butterfly square, that would look GREAT layered under a smaller, simpler tag.

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You can also run your tags through the letterpress platform more than once, if you want to add a second color to your paper. I had this thank you tag already pressed in silver, but ran it through the Evolution again,  this time adding a Hot Pink heart.

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I used my Crop-a-Dile to punch the hole in the paper, and voila! A two-step tag.

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Next, I went the clean and simple route by making a couple of tags using no ink; just the plain letterpress plate.

I used the same process as the previous tag, I just didn’t use any ink.  I was left with a couple of very chic, clean white tags that are good for dressing up cute, storebought gift bags.

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I used my 1, 2, 3 Punch to make a gift bag using paper from the Wildflowers collection. I jazzed it up with a doily and some ribbon, and attached a tag I letterpressed then shaped into a banner.

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I hope you have been inspired by all of the fun ways you can dress up your gift tags easily, by using your letterpress platform! I can’t wait to make bulk tags for Christmas gifts!  What do you use your letterpress platform for? Share with us on our Facebook page!

 

Supplies:

Evolution Advanced
Letterpress Kit
Letterpress plates–Clearly Posh, Wildflower
Crop-A-Dile
Letterpress squares, circles, A2 cards

Back To School Inspiration | Part 1

We interrupt our 30 Days of Evolution to bring you a special post full of back-to-school inspiration from our amazing in-house design team using some of your favorite We R Memory Keepers tools.

 

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This simple banner made with the Banner Punch Board adds so much to the vintage school feeling of this scene!

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And take a peek into the old school desk. Can you see the custom folders made with the Template Studio? Love that you can make your own folders!

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Supplies:

 

Letterpress Open House Invite

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Aimee here sharing an invitation I made for an open house, using the Evolution Advanced and Letterpress Platform. I wanted to make something to share other than a party invite. So with the few letterpress plate sets I have, I decided on a generic open house invite.

Letterspress Open House Invite by designer Aimee Maddern for We R Memory Keepers

I mixed 3 different sets to create this invite. Clearly Posh for the arrow, Floral Invite for the “please join” and Date/Place/Time plates and Block font for the OPEN HOUSE. I had some square Letterpress paper that measures 5.25×5.25 that seemed perfect for these quirky invites.

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I set the plates up on the top side of the platform. I used some clear adhesive for each plate so it would stick to the lid, but I can easily remove when I am done. I then lined up the paper on the bottom half of the platform and used some foam guides to hold the paper in place.

Using the Navy ink I carefully squeezed a small amount onto the ink base and rolled the brayer in the ink to get it spread around.

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Using the brayer, I carefully rolled a layer of ink onto the plates, cleaning any ink that got misplaced with the letterpress cleaning wipes or use the cleaning solution sprayed onto a paper towel.

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Carefully close the lid and place letterpress tray into the evolution, viola you now have a cute letterpress  card.

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Remember, this technique takes practice, so be sure to practice on some scrap paper first.  It took me quite a few times before I got the hang of it, and I still am not perfect! I decided to make a matching envelope using my 1-2-3 Punch Board with paper from the Wildflower collection

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How cute is this invite, what I love about it you can use it for showing a house, just to have friends over, or even for a school function.

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What will you use the letterpress for?

 

Supplies:

Evolution Advanced
L Letterpress Kit
Letterpress Font: Block
Letterpress Floral Invite
Letterpress Plates: Clearly Posh
Navy
Foam Guides
123 Punch Board
Cleaning Solution
Wildflower Collection