School Themed Scrapbook Layout with the Clear Cut Punches

When I saw the small 1 inch Clear Cut Punches, I was very happy. I have the larger Circle Clear Cut Punch and I LOVE it. Because often you want to punch out something in the middle of the layout or mini album, like maybe a pattern from a paper. Then these punches are perfect for it!

 

School Themed Scrapbook Page with the 1 Inch Clear Cut Punches by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

My daughter is in first grade and she started school last year. It was a very exciting day for her. In Germany the children get a school bag. I made it myself with my daughter. And so that these memories remain forever, we also took some pictures of our daughter with her school bag.

School Themed Scrapbook Page with the 1 Inch Clear Cut Punches by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

I wanted to assemble the photo from many small parts. First I printed the photo 3 times. Then I punched a lot of small squares out of the photo with the Square Mini Clear Cut Punch.

School Themed Scrapbook Page with the 1 Inch Clear Cut Punches by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

For the first photo I punched out the parts in a row. For the next photo at different places, because the parts are to be put together afterwards.

School Themed Scrapbook Page with the 1 Inch Clear Cut Punches by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

The photo is placed on the lower part of the punch and the magnetic disc on top. So the photo does not slip. Then it is punched out with the upper part by pressing on it. So very easy!

School Themed Scrapbook Page with the 1 Inch Clear Cut Punches by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

School Themed Scrapbook Page with the 1 Inch Clear Cut Punches by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

I haven’t punched out the third photo yet. Because I only wanted to see where I still needed parts of the design when I was assembling it. It was a lot of fun. It was like a puzzle. Step by step I put the pieces together with 3D glue dots.

My daughter is in first grade and she came to school last year. It was a very exciting day for her. In Germany the children get a school bag. I made it myself with my daughter. And so that these memories remain forever, we also took some pictures of our daughter with her school bag.

Because of the different height of the parts, the photo has got more dimension. I really like the effect. I tried it for the first time and didn’t know how it would turn out. I will definitely do it again. I think with the Circle Punch it would look great too.

School Themed Scrapbook Page with the 1 Inch Clear Cut Punches by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

When the photo was finished, I punched small squares into the layout at different places. Additionally, from a pink cardstock. Then I decorated the squares with sequins, stickers, tassels etc. Everything that fits a school child. Here there are endless possibilities.

School Themed Scrapbook Page with the 1 Inch Clear Cut Punches by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

School Themed Scrapbook Page with the 1 Inch Clear Cut Punches by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

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I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and see you next time. Have fun with the Mini Punches. Yours,

Steffi

DIY Graduation Party Decor

Hello everyone! It’s Eva on the blog today sharing a Graduation Party Decor made with the  new 1 inch Clear Cut Punches

DIY Graduation Party Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The new Clear Cut Punches come in 4 new shapes: heart, circle, square and star; and they are the perfect addition to your craft tools. I love that I can punch anywhere I want and that I can see exactly were I am cutting before punching.

First of all, I made some toppers, I used my star Clear Cut Punch and attached the shapes on some skewers, easy and fast!

Graduation Cupcake Toppers with the We R Memory Keepers 1 inch Clear Cut Punches

I also made a banner with this lovely polka dot cardstock from Bazzill. I cut some banners with my Banner Punch Board and then used my Ribbon Stitching Tool and some yarn to embellish the top.

DIY Graduation Banner with the We R Memory Keepers Banner Punch Board and the Ribbon Stitching Tool

With the Circle and Star Clear Cut Punches I made a quick garland. I used my Hot Glue Gun and some cotton yarn to assemble everything.

DIY Graduation Party Decor with the We R Memory Keepers 1 Inch Clear Cut Punches

What graduation party would be without a graduation hat? I used my Square Clear Cut Punch, a strip of paper and a mini tassel to create mini hat for my straws. They are super cute!

DIY Graduation Party Decor with the We R Memory Keepers 1 Inch Clear Cut Punches

Finally, I used my mini Alphabet Punch Board to spell “Congrats”, you can add a personalized message if you want!

We R Memory Keepers Mini Alphabet Punch Board

My banners turned out great! The gold and black combo is perfect for a graduation party and you can use them on many occasions!

DIY Graduation Party Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The Ribbon Stitching Tool is not only for ribbons! Try waving paper, yarn or fabric.

DIY Graduation Party Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I put the skewers on muffins but you can use them of sandwiches, cupcakes or a cake, that would be super fun!

DIY Graduation Party Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I had so much fun preparing everything for this party! I love when I can use my We R Tools in different ways! Are you making a graduation party this year?

DIY Graduation Party Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for joining me today!

Eva

 

Supplies
Clear Cut Punches

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Banner Punch Board

Hot Glue Gun
Ribbon Stitching Tool

 

 

Mother’s Day Gift Wrap Idea

Hello there!  It’s Rebecca with you today and I’m sharing some fun gift wrap ideas for Mother’s Day.  My own mother passed away a few years ago, but there are many other women I consider and think of on this special day.  My mother-in-law inspired my project today, as she LOVES to shop and a gift card is always a good bet for her.  We usually end up taking her out shopping on Mother’s Day, as well, so, for her, the gift card becomes the conduit with which we share the holiday.

Mother's Day Gift Wrap Ideas by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Mother's Day Gift Wrap Ideas by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

 

We’re just a few days away from May 12th, as well, so if you’re in a pinch for a gift, this is a quick one to create at the last minute!  I used the Pocket Maker Punchboard to create several gift card holders, and then I selected a few other We R Memory Keepers tools to make embellishments and dress them up.

Mother's Day Gift Wrap Ideas by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

The Pocket Maker makes light work of creating card holders, and you can create a pocket in loads of sizes, too!  I chose pockets with a flap so I could close them, and created them with the Easy Peasy paper stack from DCWV.  The florals in this stack made me think of moms everywhere and became the perfect outerwear for the gift cards found inside.

Mother's Day Gift Wrap Ideas by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

On almost all of the pockets, I used the Word Punchboard to create name tags, then I notched them with the Bow Guide from the 1-2-3 Punchboard.

Mother's Day Gift Wrap Ideas by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

My husband’s family is Filipino so the kids call his parents Lolo and Lola; hence this pocket is for my mother-in-law from them.  I added a pretty flower detail to the outside with the Stitch Happy Punch Needle.  I used a stencil that came in the kit for the flower design, and then used the needle to stitch it up.  This one takes a little planning–don’t assemble the pocket and add adhesive until you’ve completed your stitching!

Mother's Day Gift Wrap Ideas by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Tassels always make presents more fun, and gift card holders are no exception!  I whipped up a few with the Tassel Loom and a matching palette of crochet thread, attaching them with some mini glittered clothespins.  Don’t forget that you can use practically any kind of trim–thread, twine, yarn, ribbon–to create tassels with this tool.  Out of my entire WRMK repertoire, it’s safe to say that the Tassel Loom is the tool I use the most often!

Mother's Day Gift Wrap Ideas by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Another favorite for gift decorating is pom-poms!  They just scream FUN and I actually find them fun to make, too, especially with the Party Pom-Pom Maker from WRMK.  I used to wind yarn around my hand and get an incredibly uneven pom-pom that required loads of trimming.  But I can make a few of these (they’re made with the smallest maker) in a few minutes and they turn out great!

Mother's Day Gift Wrap Ideas by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Mother's Day Gift Wrap Ideas by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Mother's Day Gift Wrap Ideas by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I paired the pom-poms with some grosgrain ribbon bows that I made with the Bow Loom.  This is another tool that gets a lot of use in my house, and you can use all sorts of different trims again with it, like the Tassel Loom.  I created a simple bow, then glued the pom-pom to the center of it.

Mother's Day Gift Wrap Ideas by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

If you’re giving a gift card to the wonderful women in your life on May 12th this year, maybe you’ll try one of these variations.  And if you’re giving a gift card, it might be nice to accompany your special lady when she uses it…Moms love a little extra quality time with their favorite people.

Mother's Day Gift Wrap Ideas by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies:

 

Pocket Maker Punchboard

Stitch Happy Punch Needle Kit

Word Punchboard

Tassel Loom

Party Pom-Pom Maker

Bow Loom

1-2-3 Punchboard

 

Mother’s Day Heart Art Gift

Hey there We R fans, Laura here today! Mother’s Day is right around the corner and I don’t think there is any better way to show your mom you love her than making a handmade gift! Today I am going to teach you how to create a beautiful heart art piece using some of my favorite We R tools.

Mother's Day Heart Art Gift Idea by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Start by cutting out the letters MOM using the alphabet punch board. I used the second method to cut the M where you start with a larger piece of cardstock rather than gluing two pieces together.

We R Memory Keepers Alphabet Punch Board

Next, cut out lots of mini hearts using the mini heart clear-cut punch. I used the fun Easy Peasy paper stack from DCWV. It has bright, fresh colors and the paper is double-sided.

I cut out hearts in a rainbow of colors.

We R Memory Keepers Mini Clear Cut Punches

Use your hot glue gun to attach the hearts in any pattern you like. I followed the rainbow theme by starting with pinks and reds at the top and ended with greens and teals at the bottom. Before attaching your hearts fold them in half so they look more three dimensional on the letters.

Mother's Day Heart Art Gift Idea by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Since the hearts stick out a bit, you can see the backside of the paper from certain angles. You can change up the look by using a paper stack where the pattern on the cardstock is only one sided and the backs are white instead of another pattern.

Attach your hearts on all three letters.

Cut a piece of designer poster board that is 7” tall by 16” wide, using your supreme ruler, craft knife, and cutting mat.

Cut three pieces of chipboard with your utility knife – two pieces that are 7” tall by 4” wide and one piece that is 7” tall by 8” wide. This will allow you to create a tri-fold on your poster board to set the art on a table.

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If you want to simply hang the artwork you can cut one large piece of chipboard to fit along the backside. If you plan to hang the artwork you could leave the poster board without a chipboard backing, but you would need a stiffer poster board design than the one I used.

Use hot glue to adhere the letters to the poster board. I added one additional red heart above the letter O on the artwork.

Mom will be sure to love this gift and you can create any color combination to match your mom’s décor at home.

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Do you prefer to make or buy gifts for Mother’s Day?

Supplies:

Alphabet Punch Board

Mini Clear-Cut Punch, Heart

DCWV Easy Peasy Paper Stack

Hot Glue Gun

Designer Poster Board

Chipboard

Supreme Ruler

Craft Knife

Craft Mat

Red Sticky Tape

Celebrating Scrapbooking: Scrapbook Layout for National Scrapbook Day!

Hello everybody ! Soraya here to share a new layout using the gorgeous « Wild & Free »paper pack by DCWV available at Joann Stores. Love all those chic patterns, it was so hard to choose but I finally went for wood, butterflies and cards!

Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes featuring the Word Punch Board, Stitch Happy Pen, and the Wild & Free Stack by DCWV Inc available at Joann Stores now

Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes featuring the Word Punch Board, Stitch Happy Pen, and the Wild & Free Stack by DCWV Inc available at Joann Stores now

I cut those beautiful butterflies to custom one of the cards. I layered a small butterfly on the card then sewed them together with the Stitch Happy Pen. So easy and so fun ! It’s seriously one of my favorite tools!

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Then I completed the title with the Word Punch Board for the word « day ». Love how the small letters are cut out so that you can see the wood pattern through them.

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And voilà! After adding some embellishments and more fussy cut butterflies, here is the final layout!

Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes featuring the Word Punch Board, Stitch Happy Pen, and the Wild & Free Stack by DCWV Inc available at Joann Stores nowScrapbook Page by Soraya Maes featuring the Word Punch Board, Stitch Happy Pen, and the Wild & Free Stack by DCWV Inc available at Joann Stores nowScrapbook Page by Soraya Maes featuring the Word Punch Board, Stitch Happy Pen, and the Wild & Free Stack by DCWV Inc available at Joann Stores nowScrapbook Page by Soraya Maes featuring the Word Punch Board, Stitch Happy Pen, and the Wild & Free Stack by DCWV Inc available at Joann Stores now

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

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Word Punch Board

Stitch Happy Pen

DCWV paper pack

Stitch Happy Scissors

Craft Storage Cart Ideas

Hello We R fans! Aly here to share some ideas for using our new storage cart and accessories from the A La Cart collection to keep craft supplies organized and easy to find. (A La Cart starts shipping to independent and online retailers mid-May 2019.) There are so many ways to use a craft storage cart, and they are so versatile and handy to have. I use mine to store my planners, journals and notebooks along with the accessories and tools that I most often use with them. That way when I’m ready for planning or journaling time I just need to roll the cart out and all my supplies are within arm’s reach.

A La Cart Craft Storage Cart by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I often do my planning and journaling outside of my craft room in front of the TV in my living room after my kids go to bed, so I love that I can roll the cart out there easily without having to gather and move all my supplies.

A La Cart craft storage cart by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I love that the A La Cart collection includes a portable work surface that attaches to the top tier of the cart. It has magnetic attachments so it stays put while on the cart, but it’s easy to lift off and move to my lap while I work.

A La Cart craft storage cart by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

The Cart Pocket from the A La Cart collection allows me to fit so much more on the cart. It fits on the side easily with the included removable hooks. I use it to hold my markers, cutting tools, and some Journal Studio supplies.

A La Cart craft storage cart by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Another accessory in the A La Cart collection that I love is the set of magnetic chalk labels and the chalk marker. Not only do the labels help keep things organized in my cart, but they’re pretty cute too! I can also wipe them clean and change out the labels as needed. That’s one thing I think is important in my craft room–the ability to change up my storage and organization as my craft stash and projects change.

The Cart Pocket from the A La Cart collection allows me to fit so much more on the cart. It fits on the side easily with the included removable hooks. I use it to hold my markers, cutting tools, and some Journal Studio supplies.

Here’s the breakdown of what I have stored on my cart in each tier: the top tier is for my workspace and a bin of smaller Journal Studio tools. I keep the tools in a small silverware bin I picked up at a home store.

The Cart Pocket from the A La Cart collection allows me to fit so much more on the cart. It fits on the side easily with the included removable hooks. I use it to hold my markers, cutting tools, and some Journal Studio supplies.

The middle tier is filled with my planners, journals and notebooks along with my favorite stash of washi tape rolls that I store in my mint Mini Bloom Storage. Washi tape is one of my go-to supplies for planning and journaling, so I always have plenty of that on hand. Plus I hang my Journal Studio Washi Tape Keychain on another removable A La Cart hook.

A La Cart storage cart by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

The bottom tier is where I keep my Mini Evolution and all the dies, embossing folders and coordinating stamps that go with it. It’s the perfect size for creating custom embellishments for my planners and journals! The Mini Evolution nesting storage caddies are available at hsn.com and fit all my Mini Evolution goodies perfectly.

A La Cart storage cart by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

The A La Cart collection will be releasing next month, so watch for it in independent stores and online this summer. I have the Emerald Green, but it also comes in a pretty Ash Grey.

https://www.hsn.com/products/we-r-memory-keepers-nesting-storage-caddies/8862391

Thanks for stopping by for some storage cart ideas! Do you have a craft cart? What would you store in the A La Cart collection?

Supplies:

A La Cart Storage Cart
A La Cart Pocket
A La Cart Work Surface
A La Cart Magnetic Labels and Chalk Marker

Accessories To Organize Your Craft Cart

Hello everyone!  It’s Eva on the blog today sharing some ideas to use your A la Cart Accessories to organize your scrapbook supplies.

A La Cart Accessories by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

One of the storage solutions I use most often in my craft room is my cart. I use it to store all my essentials and, because it has wheels, I can move it around in the room (or the house) and keep all the tools close to me all the time.

The A la Cart collection includes a storage cart but the good news is that all the accessories are compatible with most carts, including that nordic one some of us have.

To personalize my cart I started by adding the Liners on every shelf. The package includes 3 sticker liners and you can adhere them to your cart or just leave them on top of the shelf. I love the look of the liners, they protect my cart and prevent small things from falling down in the small holes.

A La Cart Accessories by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I also used the Magnetic Labels to keep everything in order. I think they would be perfect to organize a cart for your kids, that way they can know exactly where to storage everything when they are done using it.

A La Cart Accessories by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The labels are magnetic so you can move them around if you decide to change your organization.

A La Cart Accessories by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To change labels, simply erase the chalkboard with a wet cloth and write again using the included chalkboard pen.

A La Cart Accessories by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Finally my favorite item was the Cart Apron. It has 3 areas were you can store your most used items. On the top you can organize tools like: scissors, craft knifes, pen, etc. You can even put your Crop a Dile in there!

A La Cart Accessories by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I used the middle section to store some essentials like my mini trimmer, the mini score board and the magnetic mat. The pockets are very wide and hold lots of supplies.

A La Cart Accessories by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

On the final section I put two of my favorite tools: The Book Binding Tool and The Stitch Happy Pen with all of its accessories.  You can even store your Trim And Score on the pocket, it fits perfectly and it is great to have your trimmer next to you all the time.

A La Cart Accessories by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

These are some ideas to organize your scrapbook supplies but you could use your cart to organize knitting supplies, embroidery or mixed media paints! Anyway you use it, I am sure these accessories are going to help you keep everything in place and create beautiful things!

Thanks for joining me today and have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies:

A la Cart Chalkboard Magnetic Labels
Tray Liners
Storage Cart – Apron

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

Ombre Glitter Tumbler With The Spin It

Hello We R Memory Keepers fans! Soraya here today to share my first experience making a tumbler with the new Spin It turner and its accessories!

Ombre Glitter Tumbler with the Spin It by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

To make a tumbler you’ll need: the Spin It turner, spray glue, glitter, epoxy kit, gloves, popsicle sticks, wax paper to protect your surface and a cute vinyl design.

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The Spin It tool plugs into a USB power source making it easier to use!

We R Memory Keepers Spin It

For this first experience, I used a spray glue but you can also use Modge Podge with a brush. Make sure to tape off the bottom and top of the cup before spraying the glue.

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I wanted a fun blue ombré so I went for silver, soft blue and navy for the color combo. I started on top of the cup with the lightest one : silver. Then I put back the glitter into the bottle thanks to the glitter clean up tray. I continued with the soft blue and finally the navy. Just let the Spin It turn at the lowest speed to be sure to put glitter everywhere! Smooth the color transitions with your fingers.

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When the glitter is set up and the glue is completely dry, prepare your epoxy resin with solution A and solution B. Don’t forget to wear gloves all along the epoxy process since it’s a chemical product. Also, be sure to read all the instructions before trying it! Keep your windows open unless you craft outside. A and B must have the same volume ratio before being mixed togerther.

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Gently pour the expoxy on the tumbler then use your hand (with gloves!) to spread the resin all over it. Once you’re done with it, remove the tape then let the tumbler on the Spin It turner for about 4 hours. And here is the beautiful result!

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Let’s add some fun with a vinyl design from the Spin It range. I chose to use the llama design.

The vinyl is on a transfer paper that you directly apply on the tumbler then take it off like a rubon.

Once the vinyl is perfectly in place, repeat the epoxy process and let the Spin It turn for about 4 hours. Take off the tape before letting the epoxy dry. The tumbler needs to dry 24 hours to be completely finished.

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And voilà! Here is my first tumbler! I hope you had fun joining me for this super cool experience.

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Happy creating everyone and until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Spin It turner tool

Epoxy kit

Prep kit

Glitters

Spray glue

A tumbler

Vinyl design

 

 

Video Tutorial: DIY Beach Themed Glitter Tumbler with the Spin It

Hello friends! It’s Aly here today with something I think might help get you through your Monday. I’ve been dreaming of heading to the beach for a sunny and relaxing vacay, so when I got my hands on the new Spin It tumbler turner that’s exactly where my creative brain went! I made a custom beach themed tumbler that I can fill with ice and my favorite cold drink, and since it’s insulated it will stay cold for hours.

DIY Beach Themed Glitter Tumbler featuring the Spin It tumbler turner by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I started out with a plain stainless steel tumbler that I picked up at Walmart, and looking at the colors of glitter on this tumbler now, I can just imagine lounging in the warm sand next to the gorgeous aqua water full of foamy waves under the clear blue sky. Are you with me?

Full disclosure: I am not a tumbler making expert. This is a totally new craft for me, but I can’t be any more excited than I am to be starting this fun creative journey! These custom beauties make excellent gifts for grandmas, moms, dads, grandpas, grads, bridesmaids, teachers and more. I’ve got crafty plans to make a ton of these this spring to give away!

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There are so many ways to make glitter tumblers and tons of tutorials on YouTube so I did some research, watched several tutorials and planned out my project. I used Sticky Thumb Double Sided Red Craft Tape in two different widths to create the glitter stripes on my tumbler. That’s an easy way to get nice clean lines and to apply the glitter before coating the tumbler with epoxy.

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I also used a clear spray sealer to seal the glitter before adding epoxy. That way the different colors of glitter don’t get spread around and mixed up while adding the coat of epoxy.

Here are a few tips I picked up as I did my research and completed this project:

  • Work with epoxy in a ventilated area. We R Memory Keepers epoxy doesn’t have strong fumes, but it still has a slight smell that you may not want in your craft room or house.
  • READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS FIRST! Epoxy has a limited working time so you want to be sure you know what you’re doing before you mix it up.
  • If you want your glitter colors to really pop and look vibrant, try spray painting the outside of your tumbler white before adding the glitter (which I didn’t do, so my colors are more muted).
  • Super Chunky glitter doesn’t work well with thin stripes–stick with large surface areas if you want to add super chunky glitter. Trust me–I know because I started with one color of super chunky glitter and had to remove and re-do some stripes.
  • For medium glitter, apply one coat of epoxy and allow to cure completely. Then sand with medium grain sandpaper, buff with fine sand paper, wash thoroughly by hand, and then apply a second coat of epoxy.

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So, now that I’ve share some things I learned in my creative process, check out the video tutorial below. Please note: I did not take video of spraying the glitter sealer, or doing the sanding and final layer of epoxy since that part is pretty self explanatory and I already showed how to add the first layer of epoxy. I do mention them in the video so you know when those steps need to happen.

DIY Beach Themed Glitter Tumbler featuring the Spin It tumbler turner by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

So there you have it! I hope you’ve enjoyed learning how to make a Beach Themed Glitter Tumbler with the new Spin It collection.

DIY Beach Themed Glitter Tumbler featuring the Spin It tumbler turner by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for stopping by, and keep dreaming of the beach until you get to the weekend–you can do it!

Supplies:

Spin It Tumbler Turner
Spin It Glitter
Craft Knife
Sticky Thumb Double Sided Red Craft Tape