Foil Pumpkin Ornaments with the Freestyle Pen

Hello We R friends, Laura here today. I have been busy decorating my house for fall. I always find fun craft blanks at the dollar store. I found some cute wooden pumpkin ornaments to decorate and thought they would be perfect to use with the Foil Quill Freestyle Pen.

Foil Quill Freestyle Pen Pumpkin Ornaments by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Start by painting your wooden pumpkins. You could leave the wood grain depending on your design, but I thought painting them orange and green first would really make the foil stand out.

Foil Quill Freestyle Pen Pumpkin Ornaments by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Allow them to dry thoroughly. This doesn’t take long if you are using acrylic paint.

For the first pumpkin, I freehanded lines on the pumpkin with orange foil.

Foil Quill Freestyle Pen Pumpkin Ornaments by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Then, I used a Heatwave stencil to create a little green pumpkin vine and leaves. I found it was easiest to line up the stencil by cutting my foil to the size of the design I was tracing.

Foil Quill Freestyle Pen Pumpkin Ornaments by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

On the next pumpkin I wanted to add our name to the pumpkin. I don’t always love my handwriting, so I designed something on my computer and printed it out on regular copy paper.

I taped the copy paper in place on my pumpkin first to make sure I had everything lined up correctly. Then I carefully lifted the copy paper and placed my foil underneath. I taped it in place, so it didn’t move while I was writing.

I used both the bold and fine tip pens for the words. I used the bold Freestyle Foil Quill pen for the cursive and the fine tipped one for words THE and FAMILY.

Foil Quill Freestyle Pen Pumpkin Ornaments by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

To get good coverage with the pens when using a paper template, I found it was best to go slowly and to press firmly. I got good results using this method, but you could also print out your design using a thinner paper like tracing paper.

Tie ribbon to the top of the ornament to hang.

Foil Quill Freestyle Pen Pumpkin Ornaments by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

These fun ornaments look so cute with the rest of my fall décor at the house. You could also use this technique to make an adorable gift tag for a present.

Foil Quill Freestyle Pen Pumpkin Ornaments by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies

Wood Pumpkin Ornament Blanks

Orange and Green Acrylic Paint

Foil Quill Freestyle Pens

Foil Quill Heat Activated Foil Sheets, Flamingo

Foil Quill Heat Activated Foil Sheets, Peacock

Flourish Heatwave Stencil

Ribbon

 

How to Foil on 3D Projects with the Freestyle Pen

Autumn is already coming around here. I like to decorate our house for it.

Over the last few days I have foiled many objects with the Foil Quill Pen. And I created my first 3D project without paper. Yes really! Without paper. And I love it.

Foil on your Fall Decor with the Freestyle Pen by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

I really wanted to foil our autumn decor with the Freestyle Foil Quill Pen. So first I bought some pumpkins and painted them. The decoration should be bright and light. After I painted the pumpkin with white acrylic paint, I used the Freestyle Pen (Standard). A few hearts foiled with rose gold on it and it’s done! Totally simple. I was surprised how easy it works.

Foil on your Fall Decor with the Freestyle Pen by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

In autumn I like candles very much as decoration on the table. So I foiled some candles with the Free Style Pen.

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At first, I tested on a few old candles. I found out that you should write quickly. Because the hot tip of the pen melts the wax. But with a little practice it is quite simple. First fix the foil with the Washi Tape to the candle. Then, draw your design with the pen.

Foil on your Fall Decor with the Freestyle Pen by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

Excess wax can easily be scraped off with scissors. This way the unattractive areas can be repaired.

Foil on your Fall Decor with the Freestyle Pen by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

Finally I foiled some leaves on acetate with the Freestyle Pen. Then I simply cut them out with scissors.

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I decorated the vase with the foil leaves. I scattered the remaining leaves on the table. Maybe I’ll make a garland out of them. My daughter already has an plan.

Add foil to your fall decor with the Freestyle Pens by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Steffi

 

Supplies:
Freestyle Pens
Rose Gold Foil

October Journal Dashboard

Hello and happy Friday! Aly Dosdall back again. My crafting style is usually pretty clean and graphic, but recently I’ve decided to play around with some fun mixed media techniques and broaden my crafty horizons a bit. The new Impressed Stamping Daubers and Dauber Bottle were the perfect way to delve into some mixed media fun, and I used them to create my October journal dasboard. Check it out!

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I include photos in my journal, so I really wanted to highlight these photos of the leaves starting to change in our yard as this is what the beginning of October represents where I live.

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I used some simple and fun techniques with the stamping daubers to get this colorful look on my dashboard, and I’ll show you how!

I started by cutting out some fall leaf shapes from a scrap of vinyl with my Evolution. I used those as masks on my dashboard, and spread them around the layout in a visual triangle.

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Then I used the Standard tip Freestyle Pen and some copper Foil Quill foil to write my title. While my handwriting skills are lacking, I feel it’s important to include some of my handwriting in my journal since it’s a part of who I am!

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Next, I choose some of my favorite fall colors that coordinate with the colors in my photos. I used the daubers to apply the ink to the back of an acrylic stamping block. I filled the dauber bottle with water, and then daubed some water on the block next to the ink, being careful not to get ink on the dauber bottle. I used my stamping dauber to mix the two together to get a watercolor consistency from the ink.

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Then I applied the ink to my dashboard in horizontal strokes, using my stamping dauber as a brush. I paid extra attention to the fall leaf masks to make sure the ink surrounded the shapes competely.

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Once the ink dried, I used the Precision Press Pattern Stamps and Stamping Block to stamp in a white color over the ink to add some dimension and layers to the dashboard. Then I removed the vinyl masks, and look how cool it turned out!

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I added a copper foil outline inside the fall leaf shapes using the metal die I had cut the vinyl with as a template. I first placed the die over the leaf shape and used at piece of washi tape at the very top to secure the die. Then I lifted it up and slid the foil underneath. Then I traced around the inside of the die.

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I finished off my dashboard by adding a few embellishments and a tab to mark where October starts in my journal. The Staple Board made it easy to add the tab to my page.

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I love how my dashboard turned out! Mixed media is a step outside of my comfort zone, but with the Impressed Stamping Daubers is was fun and easy to create this colorful dashboard!

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Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your weekend and happy crafting!

Supplies:

Amy Tangerine Journal Studio Insert
Impressed Stamping Daubers
Impressed Dauber Bottle
Foil Quill Freestyle Pen–Standard
Foil Quill Foil–Copper
Evolution
Staple Board
Precision Press Pattern Stamping Block
Acrylic Stamping Blocks

How to Make DIY Gift Wrap with Your Stamps

Hello!  It’s Rebecca with you today, taking on autumn-inspired packages and spotlighting some WRMK stamping tools, specifically the Mini Precision Press and the Mini Evolution Stamp, Die, and Emboss kit.  I have a tutorial for you for the stamping portion of the gifts, along with a couple of tips to make your projects sail along smoothly.

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My first tip: Read the directions!!  I know, it seems so simple, but I often jump right into a thing without giving the directions a second thought, especially if it’s something I think I already know how to do, like stamping.  If you’re working with either of the Precision Presses (Advanced or Mini) or the kit, it’s going to help you sort out all the products and use the presses correctly.  Also, there are helpful tips in the directions, like stamping your lighter colored images first and using the perfect paper size.

Make DIY Gift Wrap with Your Stamps by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I’m starting with the Celebrate tag.  The components to create this pretty floral piece line up exactly with the pegs of the Mini Precision Press.  These stamps will also work with plain clear acrylic blocks or the large Precision Press; likewise, the Mini Precision Press is a great tool for any of your smaller stamps, not just these.

Make DIY Gift Wrap with Your Stamps by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Align the stamps to the press first, then position your cardstock.  Tip: I recommend using a bit of washi tape to keep it in place.  Rub a good quality white eraser over your stamps to remove oils or lint and smooth the clear stamp surface to absorb the ink.  When you’re ready, ink up the stamp, and press to your cardstock.

Make DIY Gift Wrap with Your Stamps by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

You may get great coverage on your very first try, and you may not, which is why a stamping tool like the PP is nice to use.  This is also why it’s good to use the washi to keep the paper in place.  Stamp again if needed and then add the second part of the image–the leafy spray.

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If you’re using this kit, and these particular images, you can run your paper through the Mini Evolution with the die cutting/embossing folder.  It will create the tag you see here.  I also made a tag from some DCWV patterned paper that I’ll use for my gift wrap.

Make DIY Gift Wrap with Your Stamps by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

The above stamps were coordinated and placed just-so, but what if you want to make your own design?  That’s just as simple with the PP.  On a different tag, I decided to use some of the other stamps in the kit.  I love to create my own backgrounds and it’s difficult to mess up if you’re using a stamp guide.  You’ll always know exactly where you’re stamping your images.

Make DIY Gift Wrap with Your Stamps by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I taped my cardstock to the platform base again to keep it from moving since this design requires more placing/removing of the clear top piece.  Place your stamps face down on your paper in the position and area you want them, press the top piece down to grab them, and lift off.  When you put it back down with ink on the stamp, it will be right where you meant to stamp the image.

Make DIY Gift Wrap with Your Stamps by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

When I’m creating a design like this, I make sure to clean off my stamp between each round so I don’t get smudges on my paper.  It’s an extra step if you’re using the same stamp over and over, but you know you’ll get great results each time.  In the end, I have a pretty paper swatch, ready to be turned into a tag.  Tip: You can use a different ink each time you stamp an image for an extra colorful design!

Make DIY Gift Wrap with Your Stamps by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

After my tags were created, it was time to make the packaging, which I did with my trusty 1-2-3 Punch Board.  I chose an A7 size envelope box this time.  It’s as easy to make as an envelope, but there’s an extra scored line on each rotation and you end up with a box that’s 3/4″ deep.  (It’s a terrific way to package notecard sets!)

Make DIY Gift Wrap with Your Stamps by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

My papers are from DCWV Faded Floral paper stack.  The colors and patterns are gorgeous and I’m excited to dip back into my favorite color palette, the autumn-inspired navy blue, coral pink, ochre/burnt orange, and gray.

Make DIY Gift Wrap with Your Stamps by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I tied some ribbon around each box, attached my stamped tags, as well as a coordinating patterned paper tag, and then embellished with yarn pom-poms.  Pom-poms on gift wrap is still a favorite of mine, and I made these with the Pom-Pom maker set.

Make DIY Gift Wrap with Your Stamps by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Thank you so much for hanging out with me today.  I hope you’ll give stamping with the Mini Precision Press a try!

 

Supplies:

Mini Precision Press

Mini Evolution

1-2-3 Punch Board

Pom-Pom Maker

Stamp, Die & Emboss Kit – Floral

How to Make a Planner Spread with the Foil Quill

Hello everybody ! Soraya here today to share a new tutorial using the amazing Foil Quill tools ! You will be able to create your own spread designs (tabs, titles, boxes and more!) to decorate your journal or planner. Let’s get started !

How to make a planner spread with the Foil Quill by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersStep 1 : Prepare your cardstock 

As I wanted to go on a very new spread, I decided to use one of the Foil Quill neutrals smooth papers. I cut 2 parts of 13x22cm then placed them on my Silhouette cutting mat.

How to make a planner spread with the Foil Quill by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers 

Step 2 : Place the foil 

I used the new Foil Cutting Kit in order to trim the golden foil. This magnetic mat and this circular cutter are truly making a difference by making it easier! The washi tape is now placed all around the foil.

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Here’s a tip for you : save the Foil leftovers for your Freestyle Pen crafts!

How to make a planner spread with the Foil Quill by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Step 3 : Create the designs

To create the look of my journal spread, I used some designs in the USB drive of Kelly Creates and Paige Taylor Evans. Those drives are simply awesome : so many designs and words to play with!

How to make a planner spread with the Foil Quill by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

So first of all, on my Silhouette Studio, I reproduced the pages so I could easily see where the designs have to be placed. Then I added some tabs and boxes using the drawing options. I placed the title on top and added some flower designs in each box. Before sending it to the cutting machine, I deleted the lines I created for the pages at first.

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Now that my designs are set up, let’s launch the Foil process! For my Silhouette I picked the “A” adapter then plugged it in to a battery pack.

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Once everything is ready, it’s time to jump into the most exciting moment: the Foil Quill magic!

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Step 5 : Coloring delights

We’re almost done with our journal spread! Punch the holes according to your binder or planner sizes with the Crop-A-Dile. Now take some time to add colors and fun to the Foil designs with watercolors. See how the Foil is resisting and showcasing the happy colors.

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I’m so happy with how it turned! I just love everything about the Foil Quill technology: it’s easy, fun and above all, it has so many creative posibilities!

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I hope you had fun joining me today. What do you think about creating your own journal spreads? Don’t you think it’s amazing to add foil everywhere?

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Happy creating everyone and until next time!

Soraya.

Supplies :

Foil Quill

Foil Quill USB Drive

Foil Quill Gold

Foil Quill Cutting Mat

Foil Quill papers

Crop-A-Dile

 

How to Make a Baby Scrapbook Page with the Foil Quill

Hello everyone! It’s Eva on the blog today, sharing a fun and easy baby layout using my Foil Quill Pen.

Baby Scrapbook Page by Eva Pizarro featuring the Foil Quill by We R Memory Keepers

The Foil Quill is perfect to create backgrounds for your layouts and add small accents! You can also use the USB drives to foil hundreds of images.

For this layout, I used the Holiday drive and chose this cute cloud that I thought coordinated perfectly with the designs from the Peek-a-boo You line from Pebbles.

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On my Silhouette Studio Software, I ungrouped the elements and erased the raindrops. Next, I hit the “Release Compound Path” button to erase a few faces from the clouds.

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Using the Emboss/Deboss menu,  I created a few patterns to fill my clouds. Simply select the image you want and then the pattern. I choose the line and modified the spacing and angle. Remember to hit the “Release Emboss” otherwise you are not going to be able to sketch it.

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Next, I wrote a sentiment with the Alpha Tool and weld the letters together. I also filled these letters with a pattern, but this time, I used the concentric pattern and adjust the spacing to 0,5.

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I wanted to cut my phrase so I added a cut line with the “Offset” tool. I did this with some clouds also.

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Now it is time to Foil and Cut! If you are just foiling I recommend you use the magnetic mat, it is amazing! I wanted to Foil and Cut so I used my regular mat and secure the foil with the Foil Quill Tape.

When you hit the send button all your images are going to be red, that means that all the lines are going to be cut or sketched by the machine. If you have a machine with two tools you can select all the foil lines with Tool 1 and all the cut lines (the phrase and clouds borders) with Tool 2.

I have a machine with just one tool so I selected the cut lines and hit “No Sketch”. I sent everything to my machine, removed the foil (without unloading the mat) and then selected those 4 border lines and cut them.

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To foil my images I used the 12×12 Foil Sheets in gold and the medium tip. The results were beautiful! Even on textured paper the foil transferred perfectly.

Baby Scrapbook Page by Eva Pizarro featuring the Foil Quill by We R Memory Keepers

The foil looks gorgeous when you move the page and I love that with one design you can achieve different looks!

Baby Scrapbook Page by Eva Pizarro featuring the Foil Quill by We R Memory Keepers

My title also came out great, remember to adjust the spacing of the filling pattern so you don’t have any gaps in the middle!

Baby Scrapbook Page by Eva Pizarro featuring the Foil Quill by We R Memory Keepers

The Foil Quill is definitely a game changer! Simple, fast and gorgeous results every time! What do you want to foil next?

Baby Scrapbook Page by Eva Pizarro featuring the Foil Quill by We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for joining me today and have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Foil Quill kit

Foil Quill 12 x12 foil

Peek-a-boo You line from Pebbles Inc.

Make Halloween Party Favors with the Freestyle Pens

Hey there We R fans, Laura here today. Halloween will be upon us very soon! I like to get a jump start on party planning ahead of time. Today, I am sharing how to embellish some cute Halloween party favors using the new Foil Quill Freestyle Pen.

Halloween Party Favors by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Foil Quill Freestyle Pens

Plug in and allow your Foil Quill Freestyle Pen to heat up.

Start by filling a 4 x 4 photo sleeve with Halloween favors. I filled mine with some candy pumpkins, a jelly bracelet, stickers, an eraser, and a small bat ring. Use the FUSE tool to close the top of the photo sleeve to create a little bag.

Halloween Party Favors by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Foil Quill Freestyle Pens

Next, use papers from the DCWV Happy Halloween stack to create a bag topper. To do this, cut a piece of cardstock 4 ½” wide by 4 inches tall. Use the scoring tool to score the paper at the 2” mark. Fold the paper in half and attach to the top of the bag using adhesive.

Halloween Party Favors by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Foil Quill Freestyle Pens

Next, create two banner shapes to attach to the front of the bag using the banner punch board. The first strip of patterned paper is 4 ½” long and 2” wide. Then, cut a strip of black Foil Quill cardstock 2 ½” wide.

Using the Foil Quill magnetic mat, first lay down a blank sheet of paper (to catch any foil that extends beyond the cardstock), then the strip of black cardstock, and on top a sheet of orange foil. Use the magnets to keep everything in place. Extend the foil a little above the top edge and side of the cardstock strip.

Use the standard tip to draw a spiderweb and spider in the upper left corner. I drew a little spider hanging off the web and then wrote Happy Halloween.

Halloween Party Favors by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Foil Quill Freestyle Pens

Cut the bottom of the black cardstock strip using the banner punch board to create a 4” long flag. I added a small Halloween puffy sticker to the bottom of each tag to give them a little extra dimension.

Halloween Party Favors by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Foil Quill Freestyle Pens

The foil detail is so much fun! It doesn’t take much longer than simply writing on the banner shape with a regular pen or marker.

Halloween Party Favors by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Foil Quill Freestyle Pens

Clip the two banner shapes onto the favor bag using a bat clothespin. These adorable Halloween party favors are perfect to hand out at your Halloween party, get together, or class party.

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Have you tried the new Foil Quill Freestyle Pens yet?

 

Supplies

4 x 4 Waterfall Sleeves

FUSE Tool

DCWV 12 x 12 Stack – Happy Halloween

Trim and Score Board

Banner Punch Board

Foil Quill Cardstock

Foil Quill Freestyle Pen Kit

Foil Quill 4 x 6 Foil Sheets – Flamingo

Foil Quill Magnetic Mat

Pebbles Midnight Haunting Puffy Stickers

Pebbles Trick or Treat Bat Clothespins

Travel Journal with the Freestyle Pens

The Foil Quill Freestyle Pens are my new favorite of all tools! I immediately fell in love with them. Without much preparation or equipment you can start right away. And it’s so easy. I will certainly use the pens often.

Travel Journal with the Freestyle Pens by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

I used the All-In-One Kit for my project. The pens have different sizes (Fine Tip, Standard Tip and Bold Tip). So I tried them first. I could see exactly how each pen writes and what the result looks like.

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For my Travel Journal I wanted to design the background with leaves. For this I cut out sheets of paper in different shapes (paper is from the Horizon collection of Pink Paislee).

Travel Journal with the Freestyle Pens by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

Before I started with the pen, I used wash tape on the cardstock (underside) and taped it on the mat so it doesn’t slip. Now stick the foil over the cardstock. I was careful so that the Washi Tape is not stuck on the Cardstock. This makes it easier to remove.

Now plug in the Freestyle Pen and heat it up. Meanwhile I stamped my cut out leaves on the foil. So I already have the shapes to trace them with the pen. Here I used the pen with the standard tip.

Travel Journal with the Freestyle Pens by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

After I foiled the first two leaves, I added leaves to my cardstock in other places. Until the background was filled with golden leaves.

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At the end a few cut out leaves were glued on and the page was finished. Since this side of the spread is very colorful, I kept the other side with the photo rather simple.

Travel Journal with the Freestyle Pens by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

I hope you like my project and I have already planned more pages with the Foil Quill Freestyle Pen in my album. Thanks a lot for stopping by!

Steffi

Supplies:

Foil Quill Freestyle Pens
Foil Quill Placement Tape
Ink
Pink Paislee Horizon Patterned Paper

 

 

 

 

Halloween Pocket Party Favors

Hello, friends!  It’s Rebecca and I hope you are in the mood for some Halloween treats today!  It’s only August, that’s true, but I just got the cutest spooky paper pad from DCWV and I couldn’t wait to use it to create some party favors.  It’s called Witches Brew, it’s available at Joann Stores, and I paired it up with some of my favorite WRMK tools like the Banner Punch BoardPocket Maker Punchboard, and the Happy Jig for some scary goodies!

Halloween Party Pocket Favors by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Halloween Party Pocket Favors by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

After choosing some chilling paper patterns, I created pockets to house some fun-size candy.  I followed the instructions on the Pocket Maker Punchboard to make 4.25″ x 5″ notched pockets.  You could use the pocket style with the flap, as well, but I thought it would be enticing to give a little sneak of what’s inside so I opted to leave the top open.

Halloween Party Pocket Favors by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Both pocket styles are easy to make with the board, but the notched pockets come together super-quick and if you have a lot of them to make, it might save you a little time.  After assembling the pockets, I filled them with the candy treats, then tied black ribbon around the pocket, resting it in the notch; that keeps the candy from spilling out and holds the ribbon in place.

Halloween Party Pocket Favors by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Next, I chose some matching papers to create banner tags with the Banner Punchboard.  Most of the tags are about 3″ x 3″, give or take.  I paired each tag with a small card that I trimmed from the Witches Brew stack.  They offer really cute designs and sayings, and what I like most about this collection is that the colors are a more complex palette for Halloween than standard bright orange, purple, and green.  Some of the papers will even work well for non-Halloween projects.

Halloween Party Pocket Favors by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

With my Crop-a-Dile, I secured the card and tag together with black eyelets to stop them from ripping when I slid the ribbon through the hole.

Halloween Party Pocket Favors by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

The final touch was a pipe cleaner bat that I made with the Happy Jig.  You can use wire if you’d rather, but I found that 12″ black pipe cleaners were just the right length for the bats, and I can let my kids help make them!  The pipe cleaners are a bit more malleable than the wire for their small hands, but they still hold the shape well.  As a bonus, they lend some fuzzy texture to the packages!

Halloween Party Pocket Favors by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

This is an easy and fun Halloween project that will come in handy this year when we celebrate my son’s birthday in mid-October.  I’m thinking of having a Halloween costume birthday party for him and I’ve already got a head start on the favors!

Halloween Party Pocket Favors by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies:

Pocket Maker Punchboard
Banner Punchboard
Happy Jig
Crop-a-Dile
Eyelets

DCWV Inc Witches Brew 12×12 Stack available at Joann Stores

DIY Dry Erase School Schedule

Hello everybody ! Soraya here today to share a cool back to school tutorial with you ! If you want your kids to be autonomous with their school life, let’s make an erasable timetable together ! You will need : the Marker Airbrush, the Journal Guide, the Magnetic Alphabet Stencils, the Supreme Ruler and some felt markers !

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On a white cardstock, trace 6 tables : 5 for each days of the week and 1for saturday and sunday. Use a black pencil to outline them well.

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Protect your cardstock using white papers and determinate the place where you want your title to be. Use the Marker Airbrush to spray some pink color on it. Then with a black marker, write down the title « My 2019-2020 Timetable ».

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To write the days of the week, trace the letters with the Magnetic Alphabet Stencils on top of each table. The Marker Airbrush combined to the stencils is fantastic ! Shift the stencils a bit to the right and the bottom then trace the letters again with a black pencil. Love how it turned !

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Now use the Journal Guide to place all the « hours » buttons with the circle shape. This is so easy and fun ! Choose the squares for the week-end tables.

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Add some colorful decoration with yellow and blue washi tapes. Create the shadows around the tables with the same colors and add some triangles around the title. Then fill the circles with hours and add some stickers as reminders at the bottom of the page.

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Now you can laminate your timetable and enjoy writing and erasing as many time as you want !

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And here is the erasable timetable for school !

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I hope you had fun joining me for this fun back to school tutorial, happy creating everyone and until next time !

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Supreme Ruler

Marker Airbrush

Magnetic Alphabet Stencils

Journal Guide