How to Make Shaker Cards with the Mini Clear Cut Punches

Hello We R Fans! Happy summer, finally! The warm temps leave me wanting to be outside all day, but I still need to make cards for birthdays and friends. Leave it to We R Memory Keepers to make tools to make card-making fast and easy, and of course, it will still be adorable! The new Clear Cut Punch Minis are cute and so helpful for any paper crafting! Check out how I made quick shaker cards that make me smile!

Shaker Cards with the Mini Clear Cut Punches by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Shaker Cards with the Mini Clear Cut Punches by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

The Oh, Summertime papers from Pebbles, Inc, have bright colors and have a sheet of 2×2 squares.  Inside those squares are images that I knew would be perfect to punch out and turn into tiny shakers! That’s the best part about the Clear Cut Punches-you can see exactly where you will punch, highlighting the best parts of your patterned papers!

Shaker Cards with the Mini Clear Cut Punches by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I began by cutting individual squares from the patterned paper. I placed a square of paper on the base of the punch. When I placed my punch down on my work surface, I made sure that the small arrow on the base was pointing upwards. On top of the paper, the teal disc was placed. It lines up with the magnets on the punch base. The teal disc also has the word “up” on it, to make lining up even easier.

If your patterned paper image is not lined up quite as you wish, gently slide the paper around, leaving the teal disc on top. The paper moves easily and the opening on the inside shows what part of the image will be punched from the paper.

Shaker Cards with the Mini Clear Cut Punches by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To begin my shaker-making, I placed the square of patterned paper on my card base. (striped paper is my base) Adhesive was applied to the circle that was punched away and then the circle was placed back in its spot. By doing this, my images will all align and create a complete image.

Shaker Cards with the Mini Clear Cut Punches by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To the back of the square patterned paper, adhesive was added, along with clear transparency. Foam squares were adhered around the opening on top of the transparency. These two steps create the shaker.

To the circle on the card base, I added my sequins, keeping them completely inside the shape. Then the backing was removed from the foam and the image placed over the top. Shaker done. Adorably done!

Shaker Cards with the Mini Clear Cut Punches by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

What will you punch with your Clear Cut Punch Minis?

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

  • Clear Cut Punch Mini Circle
  • Trim & Score Board

Pebbles:

  • Oh, Summertime 12×12 papers

American Crafts:

  • Sticky Thumb; adhesive runner, foam adhesive

Handmade Cards with the Mini Laser Square

Hello everyone! It’s Eva on the blog today sharing a card trio using the new Mini Laser Square.

Handmade Cards with the Mini Laser Square by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The Mini Laser Square is perfect for cards, envelopes and crafting on the go. It has a sliding laser guide so you aligning die cuts, sticker, stamps, etc. quick and easy.

For my first card I decided to align some die cut letters. I simply put my card on the Mini Laser Square, moved the laser guide to the desired height and use the laser to perfectly align my letters. Super easy and perfect for batch projects.

Handmade Cards with the Mini Laser Square by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I used some foam dots to give more dimension to my letters and then embellished with some acetate shapes. Tip: If you are using foam dots, glue the last letters first so the height doesn’t alter the laser.

Handmade Cards with the Mini Laser Square by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

By the way, this gorgeous papers and embellishments are form the Color Fresh collection by Heidi Swapp!

Handmade Cards with the Mini Laser Square by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

For the second card, I used my Mini Laser Square to align stamps. It is a great technique if you need to change stamps and colors each time! You can also create perfect spacing between each line because the laser squares has measures in inches and centimeters.

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Finally, for the last card I used my watercolors and thanks to the laser square I could perfectly align my letters! For all the hand lettering lovers out there this is a must have tool!

Handmade Cards with the Mini Laser Square by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory KeepersHandmade Cards with the Mini Laser Square by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

See how easy it was to use the Mini Laser Square? I bet you can think of other fun ways to use this tool. I am super happy with mine and love to have a mini version for small scale projects.

Handmade Cards with the Mini Laser Square by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for joining me today!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Mini Laser Square

Color Fresh by Heidi Swapp

Stamping Project Ideas with the Mini Precision Press

Hello crafters! Our new Mini Precision Press is about to land in stores and online so we wanted to share some project ideas and inspiration to get ready for this exciting new release!

We R Memory Keepers Mini Precision Press

Handmade Card

With the Mini Precision Press it’s easy to align layered stamps, allowing for multiple color images. It’s the perfect way to make stunning handmade cards!

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DIY Gift Wrap

Easily add custom tags, designs, and sentiments to your DIY gift wrap with the Mini Precision Press! We love the simple and stunning stamped tag on this pretty gift bag.

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Scrapbook Page Title

The Mini Precision Press isn’t just for small scale projects! Use the acrylic plate separate from the base, and you can stamp anywhere you’d like on your 12 x 12 sheet of paper.

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Custom Gift Tags

Stunning gift tags are easy to make with the Mini Precision Press! It’s the perfect size for small scale projects like tags, and check out the beautiful results.

Custom Gift Tag with the We R Memory Keepers Precision Press

Custom Gift Tag with the Mini Precision Press by We R Memory Keepers

We hope you’re as excited as we are about the arrival of the Mini Precision Press in stores. Thanks for stopping by for our project roundup. Have a great weekend!

Foil Quill Spring Card

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here and I know that you are as happy as I am that spring has finally sprung! Time for sunshine, green grass, and flowers! Nothing says spring to me more than bouquets of flowers! Today I have a spring water-colored card made with the We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill. So easy to make, so fun to make, so wonderful to send to someone special!

Foil Quill Spring Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I have a few current crafting obsessions, one, the We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill, because I love the look of gold, and two, water color.

Foil Quill Spring Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I picked up the new watercolor kit from Amy Tangerine and was looking for a project to use it on. And then I thought, why don’t I make an image with the Foil Quill on water color paper and color it in?! It worked perfectly!

Foil Quill Spring Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Using a lovely floral image from Paige Evans digital drive, I created a card front. I began by creating a rectangle in the software of my digital die cutting machine, to the size of my card front. Then I laid out the images within that space. With the software, you can change the size of the design images easily, making them useable on a million different projects. The letters come separately, so I created a line for spacing and placed all my letters.

Design tip: Once you have the letters of your word lined up, select them all in the software, go to object, then group. Your word will now be joined. Making it easier to resize the word to fit your project.

Before sending the design to my digital die cutting machine to be foiled, I removed my rectangle and lines, so they would not be foiled with the rest of the design.

Foil Quill Spring Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

The water color paper I used was quite thick. I found that if I slowed the pen down to about half speed, the impression was much more solid. Also, note that watercolor paper often has two sides. One side is much more textured, the other is smoother. The smoother side will give you the best results.

Once the image was completed, I simply water-colored in the florals and the words.

Foil Quill Spring Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Simple, sweet, elegant, and sure brighten someone’s mailbox. What images will you watercolor?

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

American Crafts:

  • Amy Tangerine Watercolor Set

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

Foil Quill Project Roundup

Happy Friday! To kick off the weekend we’re sharing some Foil Quill project inspiration that we think you’re going to love.

We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill project inspiration

So, sit back and get ready for some eye candy!

Foiled Leather Earrings

Foil Quill transfers beautifully onto leather to create unique custom crafts, jewelry, DIY projects and more.

We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill Project Inspiration

Foiled Handmade Cards

Make your greetings extra elegant with foiled designs made with the Foil Quill!

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Foil Quill Home Decor

Foil Quill makes beautiful DIY home decor! Your projects will definitely shine with custom foil designs and accents.

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Wedding Decor with the Foil Quill

The gorgeous shimmer of Foil Quill designs is perfect for custom wedding or shower decor.

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We hope you’ve enjoyed some Foil Quill inspiration. We’re excited that this amazing new tool will soon be available at retailers, are you? Leave a comment below if you can’t wait for Foil Quill!

Handmade Card with the Ribbon Stitching Tool

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with a card that is loaded with texture! Adding texture to any card or layout adds extra oomph to your project. It literally makes you want to reach out and touch it! Using the We R Memory Keepers Ribbon Stitch Tool, I was able to add a really cool ribbon embellishment to my card. Check it out!

Handmade Card with the RIbbon Stitching Tool by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

See how the ribbon is woven into the paper? The Ribbon Stitch Tool helps you create that look simply.

Handmade Card with the RIbbon Stitching Tool by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

The Ribbon Stitch Tool has a top and bottom that holds together with a magnet. To begin, sandwich your paper between the two parts. It is very easy to adjust your paper and get the guidelines straight. When the placement is as you desire, push the tool down into the paper, using the guides. You will have to turn the tool, as the curve on the punch is curved in one direction.

We R Memory Keepers Ribbon Stitching Tool

This is what the paper looks like when it has been punched. You can continue your pattern down your paper, or simply stop here for a border.

We R Memory Keepers Ribbon Stitching Tool

The Ribbon Stitch Tool comes with small, plastic, threaders. These pieces make it much easier to weave your ribbon into your paper. Pull off the adhesive backing and place the plastic on each side of the end of your ribbon.

Handmade Card with the RIbbon Stitching Tool by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

After weaving the ribbon through my patterned paper, I trimmed the ends close to the edge with a notch. It was a cute finish for this card. It would also be easy to adhere the ribbon ends on the backside of the paper.

Handmade Card with the RIbbon Stitching Tool by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I added a Pebbles sticker and a few leaves I made from patterned paper to the ribbon embellishment. It really makes the words pop from the card.

What kind of weaving pattern would you create?

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

Pebbles, My Bright Life:

 

Stamping Project Idea with the Precision Press Advanced Stamping Tool

Hello and Happy Friday We R fans! Our Precision Press Accessories are hitting stores and we couldn’t be more excited! These accessories together with the Precision Press Advanced open up so many amazing creative possibilities. Check out this beautiful project idea by Laura Silva!

Party Favors with the Precision Press Advanced by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Try making your own patterned paper with the Precision Press Advanced and Precision Stencils! Place the stencils over your watercolor paper and paint away.

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You’ll get a lovely soft water color pattern on your paper! Then take the dried paper to your 123 Punch Board to make a favor box for your next event.

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Use the Typeset Stamping Block to personalize your gift tags, invitations, announcements and cards. It’s perfect for bulk projects like save the date or holiday cards!

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Be sure to check out the new Precision Press Advanced Accessories in stores now, and get stamping! Have a great weekend friends.

Supplies:

Precision Press Advanced
Typeset Stamping Block
Precision Stencils
123 Punch Board

Precision Press Advanced Valentine’s Day Card

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with a card-saving tip for you with the We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced! I will be the first to admit that I have issues lining stamps and dies up, often ruining my die-cut piece, or even my whole card. Not good! Keep reading to find out how to never ruin a card again!

Valentine's Day Card with the We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced by Kimberly Crawford

I die cut a heart image from Pebbles patterned paper and knew that I wanted to stamp the “love you” sentiment from Vicki Boutin in the center. To make sure everything lined up perfectly, I placed the heart on my Precision Press Advanced base, securing it with the magnets included with the tool. Then I lined up the stamp image exactly where I wanted it on the heart. (Make sure to do this with the stamping portion of the image face down. So you can read the words.)

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced

Place the clear plate over the top and push down. This will pick up the image and affix it to the platform. Now, when you go back after your image has been inked, the pegs on the base will assist you with perfect placement. Every.single.time!

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The best part about this perfect alignment also helps fix inking mistakes! I did not get enough ink on a part of my image, but no worries, because I added the ink and re-stamped! And you cannot tell! Whew!

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I added a few more hearts to my Valentine’s Day card. They needed a little more detail, and I immediately thought of the Stitch Happy Pen! How cute is that stitching detail on the middle of the hearts?

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So who is excited for perfect stamping on every card?!

Supplies: Precision Press Advanced