Foil Quill Project Inspiration

Hello and Happy Friday We R fans! We’re super excited about the weekend, so to celebrate we’ve got some Foil Quill project inspiration to share. Sit back, relax, and get ready to foil it if you can!

Card Background + Sentiment

Creating a foiled background or pattern on your project is easy with the new Foil Quill and your cutting machine. It creates an elegant look and makes the sentiment really pop!

We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill handmade card

Half Cut Foiled Card Design

We love the technique on this card! Foil your design on the card front first, then remove the foil and cut around half of the design to reveal the card sentiment inside. So cool!

Custom foiled card featuring the We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill

Outline Cut Outs on a Card

How cool is this card? Try outlining cut out letters or other shapes with foil on your next Foil Quill project!

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Foil an Icon on your Scrapbook Page

Just about every little (or not-so-little) girl dreams of being a mermaid! Make it happen on your scrapbook layout with the Foil Quill.

Foiled Mermaid Scrapbook Page by We R Memory Keepers featuring the Foil Quill

Create Custom Scrapbook Embellishments

Foil on solid or semi solid colored cardstock that matches your foil color to create beautiful custom embellishments that really pop on your next scrapbook layout!

Foil Quill Scrapbook Page by We R Memory Keepers

Create an Elegant Scrapbook Page Background

The gorgeous floral silver foiling is the perfect background to make this precious baby photo really shine!

Foil Quill Scrapbook Page by We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for visiting the blog today. We hope you’ve found some helpful Foil Quill inspiration! Be sure to share your Foil Quill creations on Instagram and Facebook and tag us so we can check them out!

Supplies:

Foil Quill Pens
Foil Quill Foil

DIY Traveler’s Notebook Leather Cover with the Foil Quill

Hello We R fans! It’s Aly here to share a fun and easy DIY Traveler’s Notebook Cover with the amazing new Foil Quill pen and my Silhouette Cameo cutting machine. This summer our family is taking a long trip back east to visit some places where some of our ancestors lived to learn more about them. I’m so excited about this trip and I know it’s going to be so memorable, so I created this traveler’s notebook to record photos, stories and experiences along the way.

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I love that the cover closure includes a pen so I’ll always be ready to write down thoughts or details during our trip. Take a look inside of the cover. The notebook insert is one of the Amy Tangerine Journal Studio inserts, which helped make this project come together quickly and easily.

DIY Traveler's Notebook Leather Cover by Aly Dosdall featuring the We R Memory Keepers Foil QuillDIY Traveler's Notebook Leather Cover by Aly Dosdall featuring the We R Memory Keepers Foil QuillDIY Traveler's Notebook Leather Cover by Aly Dosdall featuring the We R Memory Keepers Foil QuillDIY Traveler's Notebook Leather Cover by Aly Dosdall featuring the We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill

The beautiful foil details on the leather cover make this traverler’s notebook really special. It’s the perfect place to record our special family vacation!

DIY Traveler's Notebook Leather Cover by Aly Dosdall featuring the We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill

This leather cover is easy to make. Let me show you how I did it with my Silhouette Cameo!

I started with an 8 1/2 x 11 inch piece of Turquoise real leather I bought at my local Joann Store. Since I didn’t have an SVG file to cut the closure in my leather, I created a template with an 8 1/2 x 11 inch sheet of cardstock and traced it onto the leather. Then I cut out the parts of the closure with my craft knife. If you’re an experienced Cameo user, you could create your own cutting file. The opening for the closure is 1 inch squared, and the top of the slits on the opposite side are 1 inch apart so they fit perfectly inside to 1 inch square.

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Next I added foil accents to my leather cover with the Foil Quill. The back side of real leather will leave fibers and debris on your cutting mat, so I recommend covering the back of your leather piece with a sheet of double sided adhesive. (You can also cover it with masking tape and use a spray adhesive on your mat.) Once I covered the back of the leather, I pealed off the backing and carefully placed it on my mat.

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I used my large bone folder as a brayer to smooth out any bubbles or lumps in the leather to ensure as smooth a foil transfer as possible.

We R Memory Keepers Large Bone Folder

The original Cameo is not made to handle thick materials like the newer models are, so you need to place your leather on the cutting mat so that the edges don’t go under the white rollers at each end of the roller bar. I placed my leather vertically in the center of my mat and that worked great.

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For this project I used the gorgeous rose gold foil. It comes in a 12×96 inch roll and 4×6 sheets. I like to use foil that contrasts nicely with the material I’m using so the foil stands out. I used artwork from the Paige Evans and Heidi Swapp Design Drives.

**It’s important to mention that practicing on scrap paper ahead of time to insure proper placement of foil on your material and your material on your mat will save you some frustration.**

Here are the settings I used on my Sihouette Cameo for foiling with the Rose Gold foil on real leather:

Foil Quill Pen Size: Standard
Action: Sketch
Material: Leatherette (modified)
Speed: 1
Force: 25

I let my Foil Quill pen heat up for 10 mintues to ensure it was plenty hot. Then I loaded up my mat, hit “send” and watched the magic happen! It turned out amazing!

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Clean up was easy after foiling. All I had to do is pull up my leather with the double sided adhesive sheet, and then pull that off the leather and toss it in the trash. No mess on my mat!

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Next I created the binding for my notebook insert. I used the Book Binding Guide to punch holes in the cover spine. Remove the top of the guide by unscrewing the knobs. Line up the top edge of your leather cover against the top of the guide, placing the center of the spine in the groove on the bottom of the guide. Punch the top two circled holes along the center column with the punch tool.

We R Memory Keepers Book Binding Guide

Then punch the last two circled holes at the bottom of the spine.

We R Memory Keepers Book Binding Guide

Thread some elastic cording from the inside of the cover to the outside through the top hole, then thread the elastic back into the inside of the cover through the second hole at the top. Thread the cording through the bottom hole and then back into the inside of the cover through the hole just above the bottom hole. Tie both ends in a knot at the bottom of your cover and trim the excess. Here’s what your finished binding will look like. You’ll slip your notebook insert under the longer of the two elastics inside the cover so that it rests in the middle page of your notebook.

DIY Leather Traveler's Notebook Cover by Aly Dosdall featuring the We R Memory Keepers Foil QuillDIY Leather Traveler's Notebook Cover by Aly Dosdall featuring the We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill

DIY Leather Traveler's Notebook Cover by Aly Dosdall featuring the We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill

To close the cover, simply pull the left flap over the notebook first, then the right one overlaps the left. Then pull the loop through the opening on the front, and insert your favorite pen!

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If you’d like more room for notebook inserts, just use a longer piece of leather for the cover and add more elastic binding.

DIY Leather Traveler's Notebook Cover by Aly Dosdall featuring the We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill

Thanks for stopping by! If you’ve got Foil Quill projects please share them on Facebook or Instagram and be sure to tag us! Happy foiling friends!

Supplies:

Foil Quill Standard Tip
Rose Gold 12 Inch Foil Roll
Paige Evans Design Drive
Heidi Swapp Design Drive
Amy Tangerine Journal Studio Notebook
Amy Tangerine Journal Pens
Large Bone Folder
Book Binding Guide

 

Foil Quill Project Roundup

Hello We R fans! Now that Foil Quill is starting to get into your hands, we’re LOVING all the projects you’re sharing. Today we’ve got a roundup of projects we’ve found on the interwebs made by YOU. Sit back and enjoy!

DIY Gift Tag

We found this cute gift tag on the Maymay Made It instagram account HERE.  We also found an awesome unboxing and Cricut video tutorial on her YouTube channel which you can watch below.

Foil Quill Gift Tag by Maymay Made It.

Foil Quill Gift Bag

We love how Kailo Chic added foil details to her DIY gift bag. You can find a tutorial for the Foil Quill as well as how to make the gift bag on her blog HERE.

DIY Foil Quill Gift Bag by Kailo Chic

Foil Quill Wall Art

Cori from Hey Let’s Make Stuff shares a tutorial on her blog for making this cool galaxy themed wall art. CLICK HERE to check it out.

Foil Quill Wall Hanging by Hey Let's Make Stuff

Foil Quill Wedding Favors

We love these pretty DIY wedding favors we found from YouTuber Avanti Morocha! She also shares a full Foil Quill video tutorial for Cricut and Silhouette users. Check it out!

Foil Quill Scrapbook Page

We adore this amazing scrapbook layout we found on Paige Evans’ blog. The colors, the texture, the shine–it’s all perfect! She used artwork from her design drive You can find more photos and details HERE.

Foil Quill Scrapbook Page by Paige Evans for Pink Paislee

Thanks for stopping by! We hope you enjoyed this project inspiration. If you have a Foil Quill be sure to share your creations on our social media and tag us.

Foil Quill Baby Album

I was totally excited when I first tried Foil Quill and was surprised at how easy it was to use. My Silhouette Cameo is 5 years old and it worked great.

Foil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

Foil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersI’ll show you how I created a Baby mini album with a transparent cover.  This is a nice gift idea for the birth. The parents can fill it with photos. Below you will also find a short video.
Foil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers
Foil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers
I decorated the transparent book cover with the Foil Quill. First I tried different materials with the Foil Quill and then I decided on an acetate cover. My absolute favorite for mini albums.Foil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersFoil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersFoil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersFoil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers
I used the Bold Tip Pen for all motifs. I think that with the thicker lines the motifs are best shown on the foil and the wood.Foil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersThe mini album has the size 4 x 4 inches. First I cut the papers from Heidi Swapps new collection “Color Fresh” 4 x 12 inch and then folded them two times. After that I folded it to a leporello, so that you can look at it from both sides.Foil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersOn the computer I created the motifs and the title for the book cover.  For this I used motifs and the title from Foil Quill USB Art – Icons and Words.  There are many beautiful motifs for babies and children.

You have to make sure that it fits exactly to the dimensions of the book cover. As you can see, I also wrote the name of the baby on the spine of the book. These I have from Foil Quill USB Art – Amy Tangerine. I think it’s great. You can even personalize your project or write your own words.Foil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersFirst I created the cover and the spine with the pink foil sheet (from the package “Flamingo”). Therefore I removed the motif from the backside of the book. After the motives were written with the Foil Quill, I inserted the rainbows in the program again (->over edit – undo).  Afterwards with the foil sheet rose gold (from the package “Shining Starling”) the back of the book cover with the foil Quill provided.

 

 

Finally folded and finished was the transparent book cover!Foil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersFoil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

Foil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersOn the inside of the album there is also a vellum bag decorated with Foil Quill. I also made small tags of thin wood with Foil Quill. This also worked great.
Foil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers
Foil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers
Have fun watching the creation of the mini album:

In addition to the mini album I created a small transparent pocket. Because I wanted to have the motif in the middle of the bag, I first created a template from Cardstock. For this I used the Pocket Maker Punchboard.Foil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersI cut the acetate into the desired size and placed it on the pattern. Now use a dry erase marker to sketch the area for the motif. Then place the foil precisely on the foil. Using the inches on the mat you can place your foil exactlyFoil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersAfter the motif has been created on the foil, remove the sketched lines with a cloth. Cut the foil with the Pocket Maker Punchboard and fold it – the sweet, transparent pocket is ready!Foil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersI also have a short video for you:

IMG_0649I hope you enjoyed my contribution. There are so many possibilities with the Foil Quill. I am very enthusiastic and will use it often. It was a lot of fun. See you next time!

Yours,
Steffi

Foil Quill Photo Frame

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here to share a project with the absolutely incredible new We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill. Once again, We R Memory Keepers has hit it out of the park with this innovative tool! The Foil Quill turns your digital die cutting machine into a foiling machine. Yes! The beautiful look of a foil finish in minutes! It gets better. The Foil Quill is compatible with the leading digital die cutting machines on the market!

Foil Quill Photo Frame by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Wedding photos are some of our most-cherished pictures and they need to be showcased. I created this photo frame with black cardstock and the Foil Quill, along with Foil Quill Gold Foil. Simple products that have been transformed into something elegant and stunning. While I created this frame with our wedding photos, I will be making this project as a wedding gift for couples in the future.

Foil Quill Photo Frame by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Foil Quill Photo Frame by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To begin with, I used an SVG file from the Foil Quill Kelly Creates digital drive. There are several different thumb drives available for purchase from your favorite American Crafts designers. The drives are loaded with beautiful images, words, letters, and more! I chose this beautiful floral image and put the image into my digital die cutting machine’s software. After resizing the image and positioning it where I wanted it to be foiled on my cardstock, the design is ready to be sent to the machine.

Foil Quill Photo Frame by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To prepare my paper for foiling, I placed my cardstock on the standard mat for my digital die cutting machine. Then I put the foil over the cardstock, only in the places where I know the design will be foiled. The foil needs to be held in place. The Foil Quill comes with a roll of washi tape to help with that. I would recommend using the tape liberally, especially with more intricate designs such as this. The foil also needs to be secured with as few wrinkles as possible, again, the washi tape helps with that.

Foil Quill Photo Frame by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

The key to all this gorgeousness is the Foil Quill pen. Using your digital die cutting machine’s pen option, the Foil Quill becomes the magical tool you see creating gorgeous projects. The kit comes with 3 different sized pens. The medium nib (teal) will be the one you will use the most often. Within the kit are several adaptors, when added to the pens, adjusts to your specific digital die cutting machine’s dimensions. Amazing, right?

While you are preparing your image and paper, be sure to plug your Foil Quill pen tool into a USB port. The Foil Quill pens need to heat up before sketching on your cardstock. I found that 5-10 minutes of warm up time was adequate.

Once the Foil Quill is heated, the fun could start! I sent my file and watched the magic begin. With in a few minutes, I had a stunning foiled design on my cardstock. Look at the shine!

Foil Quill Photo Frame by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I also foiled a frame design from Paige Evans and cut it out. Inside that frame, I added our wedding photo. Twenty years ago, wow we were young. I cannot wait to put this on a wall in our house!

What wedding photo do you need to take out of an album and frame beautifully with the Foil Quill?

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

  • Foil Quill
  • Foil Quill Gold Foil
  • Foil Quill Digital Drive: Kelly Creates (flowers), Paige Evans (frame)
  • Trim & Score Board

Bazzill:

  • Black 12×12 cardstock

 

 

Foil Quill Tutorial Videos

Hello and Happy Friday friends! Today we’ve got some video tutorials to share with you featuring the award-winning new Foil Quill heat pen. We’re so glad you’re excited about this new release! The possibilities are endless with the Foil Quill and you don’t need to buy a new machine! You can use it with most major cutting machines on the market.

We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill

For more information about Foil Quill please visit www.foilquill.com, including the FAQ page which has extensive tips, tricks, and trouble shooting suggestions. Then click below to watch four Foil Quill project ideas and tutorials using paper, photos, vinyl and leather.

If you’ve got a Foil Quill we’d love to see your creations! Share them on Instagram and tag us (@wermemorykeepers) or share them on Facebook and tag us there too! Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Outer Space Party Decor with the Foil Quill

Hello We R Memory Keepers fans! Soraya here today to share a birthday party theme decor using the amazing Foil Quill! I’m so excited to show you another way of using this fantastic tool : with adhesive vinyl!

  Outer Space Party Decor with the Foil Quill by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

First of all, you will need navy blue adhesive vinyl by DCWV and Champagne foil in the Foil Quill collection. Place the vinyl on your cutting mat and use the scrapper Basic Tool to flatten it. Then place the foil sheet on the vinyl, make sure it is completely flattened and stretched, then secure it down using the placement tape. Here is another tip: use the mini rotaty cutter to cut the foil!

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Grab the A adaptator if you work on a Silhouette machine like me and screw the Standard Tip inside. Plug the tip to a power bank and wait five-ten minutes until it heats. Place the cutting mat in your Silhouette then you’re ready to launch the foiling and cutting process!

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I used the pretty designs in one of the five USB drives and went with the moon, stars and planet! In my Silhouette Studio software, I first choose the designs then made the contours to cut them all.

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And the magic happened! Look how shiny and bright the Champagne Foil is on the blue navy adhesive vinyl! Love the contrast!

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I also used the Alphabet Punch Board to create a “To The Moon And Back” banner.

We R Memory Keepers Alphabet Punch Board

And voilà! Welcome to the Outer Space Party! Love how the Foil Quill adds so much light and sparkling accents to the birthday party!

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The yummy Outer Space cupcakes are made with a new food crafting kit “Homemade with Love” by American Crafts! You can find them at Michael’s Stores. The kit includes: frosting and batter mix, instructions, cupcake liners and cupcake toppers!

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Hope you had fun joining me today for this fun project! Happy creating everyone and until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Foil Quill

Champagne Foil roll

Scrapper Basic Tool

Cutter Basic Tool

Cutting mat

USB drive Foil Quill

Adhesive vinyl by DCWV

Alphabet Punch Board

 

 

 

Foil Quill Scrapbook Page

Hello, We R friends. Enza here, and I’m so excited to share with you my very first scrapbook layout using the amazing Foil Quill. This product is absolutely mind-blowing! You can create beautiful foil projects in minutes, with just your electronic die-cutting machine and one of the tip pens. So easy! And the results are oh so good!

Scrapbook Page with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I started with a gorgeous floral design by Kelly Creates. There is a wide selection of designs from some of the most popular American Crafts collections to choose from. I wanted to create my own background and this design worked perfectly for it. After inserting the right adapter where the blade would go in my die-cutting machine, I opened the design, enlarged it to the desired size, and sent to cut, making sure to select the Sketch Pen option. It is very important that the foil is secured and wrinkle-free – I used the special Placement Tape to keep it in place.

Scrapbook Page with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I couldn’t believe how detailed and precise the design came out! I love the big size and the shiny look – it adds so much interest without being overwhelming.

Once the background was ready, I started working on my photo. I arranged a layered flower cut file in the center of the layout, adhering each layer with foam adhesive for dimension. In order to fit the photo inside the flower, I cut it with a circular decorative die.

Scrapbook Page with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I love adding foliage and other embellishments around my photos. Here I combined bits and pieces from the lovely Horizon collection by Pink Paislee with die-cut leaves and branches.

Scrapbook Page with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

To finish the layout, I simply formed two clusters in opposite corners of the page, mixing chipboard and puffy stickers with die-cuts and fussy cut elements.

Scrapbook Page with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

The Foil Quill system is a must-have. I hope I have inspired you to give it a try and create beautifuk, shiny projects with it.

Thank you for stopping by.

Enza

 

Supplies:

Foil Quill

Foil Quill USB Art – Kelly Creates

Foil Roll – Fuchsia

Pink Paislee Horizon Collection

 

Journal Studio Roundup

Congratulations on making it to the weekend friends! Today we’ve got some weekend crafting inspiration for you featuring our Journal Studio Tools and Storage. We’ve scoured the interwebs and found some fabulous ideas and projects to share with you, so sit back and enjoy!

Habit Tracker

The All In One Journal Tool is a must-have for planning, journaling, scrapbooking and more. We love the Habit Tracker on this cute journal spread by Zinia Redo for American Crafts! CLICK HERE for more photos and details.

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On-The-Go Memory Keeping

Get your craft time in whenever and wherever you can with the Felt Travel Workspace! Terhi Koskinen for American Crafts loves to take her journal with her so she can make lists and record memories while their still fresh in her mind. For more information about her beautiful journal layout, CLICK HERE.

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Goals Mini Album

Make your own custom books, journals, albums and more with the Book Binding Guide! We love how Sandra Dietrich from Crate Paper made her own custom Goals Mini Album. Find the full tutorial HERE.

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Organization Calendar

Sandra’s at it again with this cute organization calendar using the Book Binding Guide! The sky’s really the limit when it comes to what size, style, and type of book you create. More photos and details on the Crate Paper blog HERE.

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5 Ways to Create in Your Journal

Our Mini Trimmer is the perfect size for small journals, notebooks, mini albums and other small scale projects. Visit the Heidi Swapp blog HERE for some other fabulous tips for creating in your journal.

5 ways to create spreads in your journal | Journal Studio | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

Thanks for stopping by! We hope you’ve enjoyed our Journal Studio roundup. Have a great weekend and happy crafting!