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

Valentine’s Day Cards with the Stitch Happy Pen

Hello everyone! Enza here, and today I’m bringing you a set of cards created with the new, super fun Stitch Happy Pen.

Valentine's Day Cards with the Stitch Happy Pen by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I have always loved hand-stitching, especially on paper; I think it adds a lovely texture and accentuates the handmade feel of your projects. I usually use a cut file as my template, or draw my own design and then pierce the holes to make it easier to stitch. With the Stitch Happy Pen Kit, you have everything you need – you get a punch needle, a magnetic frame, threaders, and six stencils to create cute embroidery designs.

Since Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, I thought I would make a couple of cards using two of the stencils included in the kit. I started with the “love” sentiment. Normally, you would just mark the holes with a pencil first and then place the paper in the magnetic frame; but I found out that positioning both paper and stencil in the frame and then lightly piercing the holes before removing the stencil and starting to stitch made things a bit easier – the stencil stayed in place thanks to the magnetic frame, and the fact I had already pierced the paper required less pressure with the punch needle, avoiding any unwanted marks or creases.

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I used the beautiful La La Love collection by Crate Paper for both cards.

Valentine's Day Cards with the Stitch Happy Pen by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

The hand-stitched “love” sentiment is the focal point on the first card, and all the other elements just complement it by bringing in more color and texture.

Valentine's Day Cards with the Stitch Happy Pen by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

For the second card, I used the flower stencil.

Valentine's Day Cards with the Stitch Happy Pen by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I used Bazzill embossed cardstock as my base. Once I finished the design, I simply backed it with more colorful patterned paper and washi tape.

Valentine's Day Cards with the Stitch Happy Pen by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I love how these cards turned out. The embroidery designs add such a beautiful touch, and with the Stitch Happy Pen it’s easier than ever.

Thank you for stopping by!

Enza

 

Supplies:

Stitch Happy Pen

Crate Paper La La Love

Bazzill Cardstock

 

Emoji Christmas Cards

Hello We R fans! It’s Aly here today to share a colorful and fun set of Christmas cards I made. I’m loving all the colorful holiday decor I’ve been seeing around the Interwebs this season, so I wanted to try my hand at a colorful Christmas project. I decided to make a set of Emoji Christmas Cards with the Emoji Punch Board!

Enoji Christmas Cards by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Enoji Christmas Cards by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

To make these emoji holiday cards I grabbed my Emoji Punch Board and made 9 different emojis using the pre-cut papers and the instruction booklet included with the tool.

Enoji Christmas Cards by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

 

 

Then I grabbed the DCWV Inc Christmas Flipside stack and cut out some Christmas themed paper accessories to dress up my emojis. Tip: when fussing cutting shapes or patterns I love to use my Detail Scissors!

Enoji Christmas Cards by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I created three layered cards with the Flipside stack, backed each emoji with a black cardstock circle that I punched out with the punch board, and then placed the embellished emojis on the card.

Enoji Christmas Cards by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I punched out some sentiments with the Word Punch Board, including the new Numbers & Symbols Punches that are sold separately.

Enoji Christmas Cards by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I backed the white sentiment strips I punched out with some red cardstock to add contrast so that the words are easily seen.

Enoji Christmas Cards by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I hope you enjoyed these colorful and fun Emoji Christmas Cards. Thanks for stopping by, and we’ll see you back here with some exciting news tomorrow!

Supplies:

Emoji Punch Board
Word Punch Board
Numbers & Symbols Punches
Detail Scissors
Trim & Score Board
DCWV Inc Christmas Flipside 12×12 Stack

Holiday Cards with the Precision Press

Hello everybody! Soraya here today to share three holiday cards using the Precision Press Advanced!

Holiday Cards with the Precision Press Advanced by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Card 1 : #happyholidays

The Precision Press Advanced combined with the layered stamps allows you to create beautiful textured images. All you have to do is stamp one layer at a time with different color ink pads.

I used transparent ink for the last layer in order to heat emboss with gold powder.

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Holiday Cards with the Precision Press Advanced by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

I added some watercolor all around this pretty bird before typing the sentiment with my Typecast Typewriter.

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Card 2 : Share

For this second card, I stamped a stack of gifts with the same color combo I used before. Then cut it out and placed it on the card with 3D foam pads.

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Card 3 : Merry & Bright

This card has a lot of dimension and texture thanks to the sewing circles, the wood veeners accents and the flower I stamped with 3 different colors to add more depth.

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Holiday Cards with the Precision Press Advanced by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

And voilà! Here are some details about the three holiday cards.

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I hope you had fun joining me today! Happy creating everyone and until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Precision Press Advanced

CMYK ink pads

Layered stamps

Typecast Typewriter

Stitch Happy

Papers from DCWV

Watercolor

Gold embossing powder

Trim & Score Board

Embellishments

Happy Jig Holiday Cards

Hello, We R fans! Christmas will be here in no time! Lots to do, especially when it comes to holiday crafting. Today I’m sharing a set of cards that is perfect if you’re looking for a fun and easy way to send season’s greetings.

The Happy Jig is all you need to make an impact, and wow the recipients with your cards. Once you have all the pegs set up on the board, creating sentiments or shapes goes rather quickly.

Happy Jig Holiday Cards by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I started by trimming all the individual pieces from the new DCWV Farmhouse Christmas Premium Stack. I wanted my cards to be simple, so I just layered several patterned papers, making sure to use foam adhesive in between for more dimension.

For the first card, I used the Banner Punch Board to create two banners, which I then machine-stitched together. I used my Stitch Happy Sewing Machine to create a border around the card panel, and give it a bit of interest and finished look.

Happy Jig Holiday Cards by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I added stickers from the same collection before hand-stitching the “merry” sentiment in place. I love the variety of colored wire I can choose from – this red one is perfect for Christmas!

Happy Jig Holiday Cards by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

The second card features different patterns, as well as a beautiful, festive 3×4 card that I placed right on top.

Happy Jig Holiday Cards by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I decided to go with “Joy” for my sentiment.

Happy Jig Holiday Cards by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

Happy Jig Holiday Cards by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

As in the first card, I machine-stitched around the patterned paper for texture, and hand-stitched the wire word in place. Some twine wrapped around the panel finished the card.

Happy Jig Holiday Cards by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I hope you enjoyed reading about my process, and feel inspired to use the super fun Happy Jig for your next Holiday cards.

Thank you for stopping by!

Enza

 

Happy Jig

Stitch Happy Sewing Machine

Banner Punch Board

 

DCWV Farmhouse Christmas Premium Stack

 

 

Shaped Christmas Card Set

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with fun, festive, and handmade cards for the holidays! Everyone loves to make (and get) a handmade card in the mail, but during the holidays, our time is at a premium. Once again, We R Memory Keepers is bringing us a tool that saves time and makes us look good! The Circle Spin & Trim is a tool that makes creating circles of just about any size a snap! Smooth and easy to use, check out how I used it on these ornament cards.

Shaped Christmas Card Set featuring the Circle Spinby Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Making these cards took so little time. And how cute are they? Not your everyday Christmas card, that is for sure!

Shaped Christmas Card Set featuring the Circle Spin & Trim by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

The blades for the Circle Spin & Trim sit in the top of the tool. Love the on-board storage and the fact that there are two blades! To cut, one blade easily twists into the guides on the center of the tool. You can choose from so many different sizes!

Shaped Christmas Card Set featuring the Circle Spin & Trim by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

After the blade is inserted, place your paper inside the Circle Spin & Trim. Firmly close the lid. See the piece that looks like a “Sorry” game board piece? It’s the handle. Simply turn the handle and it will cut your circle.

Shaped Christmas Card Set featuring the Circle Spin & Trim by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I cut out circles from green, red, aqua, and pink cardstock. Two for each card-for a front and back.

On one set of circles, I stamped and heat embossed the word joy. On the others, I added layers of stripes, created with white cardstock.

Shaped Christmas Card Set featuring the Circle Spin & Trim by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To make the ornament hanger, I trimmed silver glitter cardstock to size. (approximately 1” x 1”) I scored each piece of glitter cardstock in half, adhering one side to each piece of cardstock.

To have a place to “hang” the ornament from, I used my We R Memory Keepers Reinforcer Hole Punch. Punching the rings from the same silver glitter cardstock. Each ring was glued to the top, as shown.

Shaped Christmas Card Set featuring the Circle Spin & Trim by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

On the inside of each card, I added another circle, one that was the next size smaller. Look at that perfect layering! Yay! The circle gave me a place to write some quick words.

Shaped Christmas Card Set featuring the Circle Spin & Trim by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

After making these, I had so many more ideas! Wouldn’t it be cute to place a photo on the inside, above the writing? Oooh, and these would make adorable tags on Christmas gifts. Or just to use as ornaments themselves! What will you make with your Circle Spin & Trim?

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

Bazzill:

Various cardstock

Thank You Cards with the Pocket Punch Board

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here today with a trio of thank you cards. This time of year always reminds us to put our focus on gratitude and sending thank you cards is such an amazing way to express that sentiment. Using the new We R Memory Keepers Pocket Punch Board helped me make several thank you cards quickly, check them out.

Thank You Cards featuring the Pocket Punch Board by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

The Pocket Punch Board is another wonderful addition to the punch board family! This tool allows you to make several different types of pockets. And of course, it comes with an amazing guide to create pockets in whatever dimension you need for your project!

Thank You Cards featuring the Pocket Punch Board by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

The reason I was pumped about the Pocket Punch Board was this patterned paper from Pebbles that I have been hoarding. The paper was full of gorgeous thank you tags and making pockets gave me the perfect way to use them on my cards!

Thank You Cards featuring the Pocket Punch Board by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Because of the tags I would be using, I chose the pocket design with the notch. The Pocket Punch Board is incredibly easy to use. With two cuts, three scores, and a punch, my pocket was done! On these cards, I made the 4” x 3.5” pockets.

Thank You Cards featuring the Pocket Punch Board by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

There is something about the notch at the top of these pockets that gets me! Maybe it’s the nostalgic feel of library card pockets? Whatever it is, I love the look!

All the tags on my cards were cut from patterned paper. I used my Cropadile to punch the holes in the tags and threaded thick twine through each one.

Thank You Cards featuring the Pocket Punch Board by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

On each pocket, I added another thank you phrase, because, can you ever say thank you enough? I also added some stickers. While these stickers were clear, I placed them on white cardstock and trimmed them out. This made them pop more and stand out better.

Thank You Cards featuring the Pocket Punch Board by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

What will you put inside your pockets?

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers

Pebbles

5 Ideas for Handmade Cards

 

World Cardmaking Day 2018 | We R Memory Keepers

Happy Friday friends! Tomorrow is World Cardmaking Day and we’re celebrating today with a roundup of 5 Ideas for Handmade Cards. If you’re looking for card inspiration using our Punch Boards, Happy Jig, or other tools then you’re in the right place!

Make a Shaker Pocket with the Fuse Tool

Shaker pockets add a fun interactive element to your handmade cards. They’re easy to make with the Clear Cut Circle Punch, the Photo Sleeve Fuse Tool, and your favorite color sequins.

Handmade Halloween Card featuring the Clear Cut Circle Punch by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Make Mini Cards and Matching Envelopes with the Mini Envelope Punch Board

Mini handmade cards are perfect for including with birthday, shower, holiday, or other gifts. Use journaling cards, die cuts, or tags and make matching mini envelopes with the Mini Envelope Punch Board.

We R Memory Keepers Mini Envelope Punch Board

Create a Set of Coordinating Handmade Cards

While you’ve got your papers and embellishments out on your workspace, make a few cards that coordinate and can be used either together as a gift set, or separately for future occasions. Use different techniques and tools, like the Banner Punch Board, Word Punch Board, and Square Punch Board. If you’re making a creative mess, you might as well get as much out of it as you can!

Handmade Card Set featuring the We R Memory Keepers Word Punch Board, Banner Punch Board, and Square Punch Board

Layer Handmade Tags for Your Card Background

Layering DIY gift tags on the background of your card creates depth, texture, and visual interest. Make custom tags in no time with the Tag Punch Board. It’s a great way to use up your paper scraps too!

Handmade Card featuring the We R Memory Keepers Tag Punch Board

Make a DIY Envelope Liner to Match Your Handmade Card

The 123 Punch Board is the most versatile of all Punch Boards! Check out this beautiful handmade card and envelope. Can you guess which elements were made with the 123 Punch Board? If you guessed the Bow, Banner, Envelope and Liner you are correct! It’s the ultimate tool for any crafter.

Handmade Card and Matching DIY Envelope featuring the We R Memory Keepers 123 Punch Board

We hope these handmade card ideas have helped inspire your own cardmaking projects. Have a wonderful and creative World Cardmaking Day tomorrow, and come back and visit us next week for more craft tutorials.

Supplies:

Mini Envelope Punch Board
Tag Punch Board
123 Punch Board
Clear Cut Circle Punch
Photo Sleeve Fuse Tool
Word Punch Board
Square Punch Board
Banner Punch Board

 

Make DIY Stamped Embellishments on your Handmade Cards with the Precision Press Advanced

Hello We R fans! Kimberly here and it has been awhile since I shared a quick tutorial. So as I was using my We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced the other day, I realized that I HAD to share this quick tip that will change your stamping on coordinating die cuts world! Line your stamped images up inside their matching die cuts perfectly with these tips. I know I need all the help I can get with this!

Handmade Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Precision Press Advanced and Vicki Boutin Stamps & Dies

This beautiful butterfly image is from Vicki Boutin’s Field Notes line. With this lovely image, I knew I needed to not only use it, but make it the star of my card.

Handmade Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Precision Press Advanced and Vicki Boutin Stamps & Dies

Using the coordinating die, I would be able to pop the butterfly up off my card and let it shine.

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced + Vicki Boutin Field Notes Dies and Stamps Set

I started by die cutting the butterfly from card stock. It does not matter where in your paper you cut it. I used the edge to get more use of my paper on another project.

Handmade Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Precision Press Advanced and Vicki Boutin Stamps & Dies

Place your negative piece (the left-over) inside the Precision Press Advanced. The location does not matter. Secure the paper in place with the magnets.

Handmade Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Precision Press Advanced and Vicki Boutin Stamps & Dies

Set the stamp (flat side up) inside the opening. The clear stamp makes it easy to see through the die cut opening, allowing you to quickly line up the edges all the way around the stamp.

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced + Vicki Boutin Field Notes Stamps and Dies

Place the clear top of the Precision Press Advanced over the paper and stamp and press down. When you press down, the stamp will cling to the clear plate.

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced + Vicki Boutin Field Notes Stamps and Dies

Take the clear top off and place the die cut card stock back inside the negative space.

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced + Vicki Boutin Field Notes Stamps and Dies

Ink your image, place the clear plate back on the press, and push down. Because the stamp was lined up with the Precision Press Advanced, each of your impressions will come out perfectly! You could stamp hundreds of these beautiful butterflies with no mistakes!

Handmade Card by Kimberly Crawford featuring the We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced and Vicki Boutin Field Notes Stamp & Dies Set

Will you use this tip the next time you need to line up a stamp and die cut?

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers

American Crafts – Vicki Boutin – Field Notes

  • Patterned paper Good Stuff, Simple Things
  • Stamps and Dies
  • Stickers

Three Ways to Use the Crop-A-Dile on Your Handmade Cards

Hello and welcome to our blog! It’s Eva here today showing you how to use your eyelets in three different ways to create some fun cards.

Handmade Cards featuring the Crop-A-Dile and Eyelets by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The new Eyelet Cases are absolutely amazing. They come in three different hues (pastel, bright and metallic) and have medium sized eyelets and shaped eyelets like stars, flowers and hearts, how cool is that?

The first way you can use your eyelets is simply to pass some twine or thread between 2 of them. I began my card by making a few points where I wanted my eyelets to be. Tip: Use your Square Guide to make perfectly aligned lines every time!

Square Guide by We R Memory Keepers

Next, I used my Crop a Dile to poke holes on my card and set the eyelets

Crop-A-Dile and Eyelets by We R Memory Keepers

On each thread I wanted to hang a letter so I used my Word Punch Board and matching cardstock to punch the word “Hello”

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I thread some embroidery floss trough the eyelets and embellish them with sequins and other small things.

Handmade Cards featuring the Crop-A-Dile and Eyelets by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Another way you can use eyelets is to cover an entire shape like a circle, a heart or a flower. The heart eyelets were perfect for my “I Love You” card. I cut the sentiment with my electronic cutting machine and then drew the heart shape on a small piece of cardstock.

Handmade Cards featuring the Crop-A-Dile and Eyelets by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I set all my eyelets very close to each other making sure all the white space of my shape was covered. Finally, I put some colored cardstock on the back and glued the top of the card with some 3d dots.

Handmade Cards featuring the Crop-A-Dile and Eyelets by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

 

The third way you can use eyelets is simply to accent the card, like you would use enamel dots!

For this card I used my Precision Press Advanced to stamp a star background on my white cardstock. This tool is really amazing, it made my job really easy and the best part is that you can go on and stamp again if you didn’t make it right the first time!

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced

I added a sentiment “I Love You More Than All The Stars” and added some gold eyelets here and there.  Super simple and fun!

Handmade Cards featuring the Crop-A-Dile and Eyelets by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

What do you think? Do you use eyelets to embellish your projects! Why don’t you try some of these techniques next time?

Handmade Cards featuring the Crop-A-Dile and Eyelets by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory KeepersHandmade Cards featuring the Crop-A-Dile and Eyelets by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Square Guide

Precision Press Advanced

Eyelet Cases

Crop a Dile