Foil Quill Halloween Cards

Hey there We R fans, Laura  here today. I am loving using the Foil Quill to create beautiful designs for my projects. The DCWV Happy Halloween premium stack has holographic foil accents on some of the papers. Using my Foil Quill to create embellishments for cards means that I can coordinate them so well with premium foiled papers.

Halloween Cards with the Foil Quill by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

For the first spider card, I started by foiling some silver spiders and spider webs on black paper. I used my Cricut machine, the holiday USB drive, and the medium foil quill tool.

Halloween Cards with the Foil Quill by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I fussy cut out the spiders and spider webs to use on my card.

Halloween Cards with the Foil Quill by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Next, I created a 5” x 7” card base using The Works tool and patterned paper. I cut an additional strip of paper to go in the middle.

Halloween Cards with the Foil Quill by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I used the corner rounder on The Works tool to round the edges of my sentiment card. I added a little piece of black and white baker’s twine over the spider strand on the card.

I attached the sentiment card to a white and silver spider web patterned paper using adhesive dots. I also used adhesive dots to attach the foiled spider webs and spider.

Halloween Cards with the Foil Quill by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

For the second ghost card I used The Works tool again to create another 5” x 7” card base. I found a Happy Halloween sentiment card and rounded the corners. I wrapped black and white bakers’ twine around the card and tied a bow.

I used the Foil Quill and my Cricut again to foil a bunch of silver ghost outlines on white paper. I fussy cut them out and attached them to the card using adhesive dots.

Halloween Cards with the Foil Quill by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

These Halloween cards turned out so cute. And I love how I can easily foil designs to go with the premium holographic foil papers I already had in my collection.

 

Supplies

Cricut or Silhouette Machine

Foil Quill – Standard Tip

Foil Quill USB Art – Holiday

12 x 12 Foil Sheets – Silver Swan

White and Black Cardstock

The Works All-In-One Tool

DCWV Happy Halloween Paper Stack

Black and White Baker’s Twine

 

Make a Fall Card Set with the Foil Quill

Hello, We R friends. Enza here, and today I’m sharing a set of fall cards featuring the amazing Foil Quill system. How many times have you struggled trying to find the right embellishments for your projects after using up what comes in the collection? I’m obsessed with ephemera pieces, so those are the first ones to go for me. The Foil Quill system allows me to replenish my stash and have a bunch of die cuts ready to be used at any time.

Here are the cards I made. I used the gorgeous Again & Again collection by Pink Paislee. Both cards feature a horizontal design and they’re packed with beautiful gold-foiled leaves.

Fall Card Set with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I started by selecting my designs from the Paige Evans USB Drive. I picked five different leaf shapes, which I imported into the Silhouette software to create a pattern. My initial idea was to fill out a 12×12 paper with the leaves and use that as card bases, but I changed my mind and decided to fussy cut them instead. The 12×12 Foil Sheets are very handy when it comes to this type of project!

For the first card, I created a big cluster behind the sentiment.

Fall Card Set with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I trimmed a 5 ½ x 3 ¾ inch panel to adhere to the card base. I then cut another panel to place on top; this one measures 5 ½ x 3 inches. To create dimension, I used foam adhesive to adhere them down. After choosing my sentiment, I arranged the gold-foiled leaves behind it and, again, gave them dimension with foam dots. I finished the card with gold puffy stickers from the Again & Again collection.

Fall Card Set with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

The second card is very similar in terms of design, with two horizontal panels adhered together with foam adhesive.

Fall Card Set with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

This time I arranged the leaves in opposite corners to form two clusters. They are so pretty and shiny! Once those were in place, I added some floral die cuts and stickers, as well as a sentiment.

Fall Card Set with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I love making my own embellishments with the Foil Quill. So many foil colors to choose from and designs that are versatile and fun.

I hope you enjoyed this post and have found some inspiration in it.

Have a great day!
Enza

Supplies:

Foil Quill

Foil Quill Paige Evans USB Art

All-In-One Tool

Foil Quill – 12×12 Foil Sheets – Gold Finch

Ultimate Tool Kit

Pink Paislee Again & Again

 

How to Make a Gold Foil Card with the Freestyle Pens

Hello We R fans! It’s Aly Dosdall here today to share a cool and easy technique you can use with the new Freestyle Pens. Some of you may be thinking the same thing I did when I first heard about the Freestyle Pens: I can’t draw and I hate my handwriting, so how can I use the Freestyle Pens?

Well, there are SO many ways to use these pens that don’t require mad lettering or drawing skills. Here’s an easy and very cool way: create a modern gold foil brush stroke background for your handmade cards!

Gold Foil Handmade Card with the Freestyle Pens by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Adding gold foil details to your projects doesn’t have to be difficult or complicated. For this card I used a ruler and the Bold Tip Freestyle Pen to create a modern brush stroke pattern on plain cardstock as the background.

Gold Foil Handmade Card with the Freestyle Pens by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

The process was easy and I love the results. Let me show you how I did it!

Bold Tip Freestyle Pen by We R Memory Keepers

First, I plugged my Bold Tip Freestyle Pen into my USB Battery Pack and let it heat up for 10 minutes. I love that there’s a light on the handle of the pen so I know it’s getting power.

Foil Quill Magnetic Mat by We R Memory Keepers

Next, I prepped my cardstock by trimming it to size and placing it on the Magnetic Mat. The mat isn’t necessary for using the Freestyle Pens, but it sure is handy and saves on tape! I placed a piece of gold foil over the cardstock and secured it with two of the magnetic strips that come with the mat.

Gold Foil Handmade Card with the Freestyle Pens by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Then I placed my small magnetic ruler over the foil and started drawing rows of brush strokes across the cardstock. The cool thing about a brush stroke pattern is that it isn’t meant to be perfect or completely straight. The imperfections are what make it look modern and stylish, so that’s perfect for a freestyle pen, right? I just used the ruler to keep my lines somewhat uniform and separated.

Gold Foil Handmade Card with the Freestyle Pens by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I covered the entire piece of cardstock with brush strokes, and it only took me a few minutes. It turned out to be a cool, modern and stand-out background for this birthday card!

Gold Foil Handmade Card with the Freestyle Pens by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

To complete the card I added a strip of patterned paper and some die cut ephemera pieces from the Dear Lizzy New Day collection. Then I added a few gold sequins to tie in the gold background.

Gold Foil Handmade Card with the Freestyle Pens by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for stopping by today! If you’d like more project ideas and tutorials for the Freestyle Pens, be sure to check out our YouTube channel, Facebook page, or Instagram feed. Have fun creating!

Supplies:
Bold Tip Freestyle Pen
Gold Foil 4×6 sheets
American Crafts Cardstock
Dear Lizzy New Day collection

 

Mini Envelope Birthday Cards

Good morning, We R readers, Laura here today. I am excited to share how to create these cute mini envelope birthday cards for the World Cardmaking Day celebration on the blog this week.

Mini Envelope Birthday Cards by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Mini things are my favorite, and I am loving all the mini tools We R Memory Keepers has added this year. Today, I am using the mini envelope punch board and mini evolution to create a set of cute birthday cards.

I started by trimming and scoring solid colored cardstock to create horizontal 4” x 6” cards. I then trimmed a piece of white cardstock to fit inside the solid card base.

Mini Envelope Birthday Cards by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Next, I used the mini evolution, label maker tape, and a label embossing folder to create Happy Birthday sentiments for each of the cards. The label tape is so fun and is easy to use with any project. Since it already has adhesive on the back, it makes it simple to add cute sayings or designs to your cards.

Mini Envelope Birthday Cards by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Then, I used the mini envelope punch board to create some adorable tiny envelopes using the DCWV Butterflies & Flowers paper pack. The finished envelopes are only 1 ½” by 2”!

Mini Envelope Birthday Cards by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I closed one of the envelopes and left the second envelope open. I attached them to the card front using adhesive. I created a little note to come out of the open envelope using white cardstock and a Thickers chipboard accent sticker.

Mini Envelope Birthday Cards by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I added a little balloon coming out of the envelope and attached some baker’s twine to finish it off. The closed envelope got a cute little rhinestone embellishment on the envelope closure.

Mini Envelope Birthday Cards by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

These adorable little birthday cards are prefect for sending to a loved one. You could easily adapt this design for almost any occasion using a different embossed label sentiment at the bottom and a unique note coming out of the envelope.

Mini Envelope Birthday Cards by Laura Silva for We R Memory KeepersMini Envelope Birthday Cards by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies

Cardstock

Mini Evolution

¾ Label Tape – Warm

¾ Label Tape – Cool

Embossing Folder

DCWV Butterflies & Flowers Paper

Mini Envelope Punch Board

Baker’s Twine

Rhinestones

Thickers Confetti Wishes Stickers

 

 

Making Cards with The Works All In One Tool

Hello WeR fans! It’s Eva on the blog today, sharing a card trio using only ONE tool.

Make Handmade Cards with The Works All In One Tool by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The All in One Tool -The Works – it is your perfect craft companion. With just one tool you can: cut, score, stamp and create: envelopes, tabs, tags, pom-poms, tassels, banners and bows! I love mine!

For today’s project I am doing a set of cards using the lovely This Is Family line from Pebbles.

One of the coolest features of this tool is the stamping plate. It is magnetic so you can remove it is you don’t want to use it and the tool comes with two magnets to hold your paper in place while you stamp. I used a “Thanks” sentiment in several colors and instead of moving the stamp I simply slide the paper up or down following the scoring lines. Very easy!

Make Handmade Cards with The Works All In One Tool by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I trimmed my paper like a tag using the Tag Guide and punched a hole in the middle using the Hole Punch included on this tool.

Make Handmade Cards with The Works All In One Tool by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

A few embellishments and my card was done!

Make Handmade Cards with The Works All In One Tool by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

For my next card I decided to create a few tassels. The tool has 4 pegs and several holes so you can create tassels in different heights. If you want your tassel to be fuller simply turn your yarn around a few more times.

Make Handmade Cards with The Works All In One Tool by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I completed my card with a fussy cut image decorated with watercolors.

Make Handmade Cards with The Works All In One Tool by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Finally, my third card was very simple. I used a tag and created a bow with the same pegs as the tassel. Perfectly tied bows all the time! You can use ribbon, twine or thread and create a variety of bows.

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These sweet cards needed a lovely envelope so I used the Envelope Chart to determine the paper size I needed to use and using the Envelope Guide I scored all the lines.

Make Handmade Cards with The Works All In One Tool by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Next, I used the Envelope Punch and Corner Punch to finish my work. Lovely envelops in minutes!

Make Handmade Cards with The Works All In One Tool by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

And these are just a few things you can do with The Works! It is truly amazing and perfect for retreats and crops. Thanks for joining me today and have a great day!

Make Handmade Cards with The Works All In One Tool by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Eva

 

Supplies

The Works All in One Tool

“This is Family” line from Pebbles Inc.

World Card Making Day: Top 5 Card Ideas

Happy Monday crafters! Saturday is World Cardmaking Day, and in celebration we’ll be sharing handmade card inspiration all week long. Today we’re kicking things off with a roundup of the most popular card posts here on our blog, so get ready to pin some fabulous card ideas!

Cupcake Pop Up Card

Our most viewed handmade card is this cute Cupcake Pop Up Birthday Card! We love the pop up element, and cupcakes are always the perfect way to celebrate birthdays. Watch the video below to see the card in action!

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Pop Up Birthday Cake Card

Our next most popular handmade card on the blog is this festive pop up birthday cake card made with our Evolution Advanced and Pop Up Dies. Our fans really love their pop up cards! CLICK HERE to learn how to make one for your next celebration.

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Pocket Thank You Cards

Next up are these pretty Pocket Thank You Cards made with the Pocket Punch Board! These cuties could hold all kinds of things–gift cards, cash, tickets, notes, etc. Visit THIS POST to learn how to make them.

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Mini File Folder Card

How cute is this Mini File Folder Card? Apparently quite a lot of you think is pretty cute because it’s our next most popular handmade card on the blog. You can make your own with the Tab Punch Board and some journaling cards. CLICK HERE to learn how!

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Shaker Pocket Cards

The final card that has been most viewed on our blog is this fun Shaker Pocket Card made with the Photo Sleeve Fuse! We just love shaker pockets–they’re a blast to make and you can learn how to do it on the blog HERE.

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check back throughout the week for more World Card Making Day inspiration. Happy cardmaking!

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.

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

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!

We R Memory Keepers Mini Precision Press layered stamping cactus card

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.

We R Memory Keepers Mini Precision Press stamped gift bags

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.

We R Memory Keepers Mini Precision Press Scrapbook Page

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!