How to Make Christmas Place Cards with the Freestyle Pens

Happy December!  This is Rebecca and we’re just a couple of days from Christmas now!  It hardly seems possible and I’m sure you’ve got all of your cards sent out, wrapped gifts under the tree, and your holiday meal all planned out.  Just in case you’re in need of a pretty place holder for the guests you’re hosting, I have a quick idea to share, featuring the easy to use Freestyle Foil Quill Pens.

Holiday Place Cards with the Foil Quill Freestyle Pens by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Place Cards with the Foil Quill Freestyle Pens by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory KeepersOver the past couple of years, I’ve been buying up and hoarding these leafy garlands from the craft stores.  They come in handy for every kind of Christmas project you can think of!  They’re wired and cut apart easily (I like to use the wire cutters that come with the Happy Jig, though, to save my scissors).  I created some quick wreaths out of the garlands, but if you don’t have or can’t find them, any wreath–even a paper one or real greenery–will work just fine for this project.

Holiday Place Cards with the Foil Quill Freestyle Pens by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Personalizing your holders is so simple with the Freestyle Foil Quill Pens.  I used mine to write the names of my family members on a die cut label.  I chose the silver foil and held it in place over the label with magnet pieces, writing the names with the fine tip pen–that’s the pink one.  I find that when I’m writing, especially in cursive, I can be more precise with the finer tip.  If you have calligraphic experience, though, there is a pen for that, as well–it’s dark pink and has a special tip.

Holiday Place Cards with the Foil Quill Freestyle Pens by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Place Cards with the Foil Quill Freestyle Pens by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory KeepersI added a few little stars to decorate each name tag.  The silver foil contrasts so nice against the dark burgundy cardstock I used.  Set against the deep green of the wreath, it’s so Christmassy!

Holiday Place Cards with the Foil Quill Freestyle Pens by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory KeepersHoliday Place Cards with the Foil Quill Freestyle Pens by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

The labels are attached with glue dots, which makes them easy to remove from the wreath so that my guests have something they can take home and use later, either as a holiday decoration, tree ornament or a gift topper.  When I make items like these, it’s always nice if they can be repurposed.  At the very least, I can reuse them next year!

Holiday Place Cards with the Foil Quill Freestyle Pens by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I thought it might be nice to add a few little silver berries dotted around each wreath to dress them up, so I cut up some faux berries I had and hot glued them within the leaves.

Holiday Place Cards with the Foil Quill Freestyle Pens by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

The final touch for my place card wreaths was the bow at the top, which I made with the Bow Loom and some glitter ribbon.  It’s a double bow that was super-easy to make with the loom and adds such a festive touch!

Holiday Place Cards with the Foil Quill Freestyle Pens by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for hanging out with me today during this busiest of season. Happy Holidays to you and yours!

 

WRMK Supplies:

Freestyle Foil Quill Pen (Fine Tip) & silver foil

USB Modular Storage

12×12 Magnetic Mat

Bow Loom

Mini Evolution

Wire Cutters

 

 

 

 

 

Holiday Ornament Roundup

Happy Friday We R fans! All week long we’ve been sharing some beautiful DIY Christmas Ornaments that our team has create with the new Spin It Ornament Arm Kit and the Spin It Motorized Rotary Drying Tool (sold separately). Today we’ve got a roundup of more handmade holiday ornaments created by our amazing in-house design team to share with you, so sit back and enjoy!

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The Ornament Arm Kit includes the Spin It arm that replaces the Tumbler Arm on the machine, plus some adhesive foam squares that hold your ornament in place while you decorate it.

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You can decorate your ornaments with alcohol inks, glitter, mica powder and epoxy. After your final layer of epoxy cures you can add custom vinyl decals or other details.

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We’re loving these, and we can’t wait to get started making ornaments. Remember, for beautiful custom ornaments this holiday season head to your local Michaels Store or shop online for the new Spin It Ornament Arm!

Make Custom Christmas Ornaments with the Spin It Ornament Arm Kit

Hello We R fans! It’s Eva on the blog today showing you how to customize your Christmas ornaments with the Spin it machine.

Custom Christmas Ornament with the Spin It Ornament Arm by We R Memory Keepers

The Spin it machine is perfect to customize tumblers and now it has a new accessory: an ornament attachment! It is very easy to use and the results are beautiful.

Prepare your Spin it machine by removing the cup attachment and inserting the ornament one. Screw the attachment all the way into the machine, so the ornament doesn’t fall while curing the epoxy.

Spin It Ornament Arm Kit by We R Memory Keepers

Hold the ornament with the foam included in the kit and start decorating your ornament. I decided to paint the ornament white because I had a bright green ball, but you don’t necessarily need to do this step.

Spin It Ornament Arm Kit by We R Memory Keepers

To decorate the ornament I used mica powders. Prepare some epoxy resin with the  We R Epoxy Kit, 30 ml of each color was more than enough to cover all the ornament.

I divided my resin in two cups and added a small spoon of mica powder to each one. Stir the powder until the mix is even.

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Now it is time for the fun part! I wanted my ornament to have different strips of color, so I turned on my Spin it machine and place the epoxy over my ball one line at a time. You don’t need to be very precise, the epoxy will move while the ornament is spinning and colors will blend beautifully.

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I also added a few drops here and there, that created fun circles in my ornament! When your ornament is finished you can add some glitter; I wanted to add some, but I finally decided not to, because I wanted you to be able to see the mica powder effect perfectly.

Make Custom Christmas Ornaments with the Spin It Ornament Arm Kit by We R Memory Keepers

Leave you ornament spinning 4 hours and work on your decorations in the meantime.

To decorate my ornament, I used my Bow Loom to create a fun and festive red bow. The 4 inch bow was the perfect size.

Make Custom Christmas Ornaments with the Spin It Ornament Arm Kit by We R Memory Keepers

Next, I used my electronic cutting machine and the Holiday USB drive with Foil Quill designs to cut a “noel” word with white vinyl.

Using the Weeding pick tool, weed the vinyl and get it ready to transfer to the ornament.

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Finally, use you USB Glue Gun to glue the ribbon to the ornament.

Make Custom Christmas Ornaments with the Spin It Ornament Arm Kit by We R Memory Keepers

This ornament was fun and easy to do, the mica powders give a very nice finish, my son told me the ornament looked like a planet and he is right! I love the effect!

Make Custom Christmas Ornaments with the Spin It Ornament Arm Kit by We R Memory Keepers

I hope you give this craft a go, you can include the family last name and give these as Christmas gifts, I am sure everyone will love them!

Thanks for joining me and have a great day!

 

 Eva

Supplies

Bow Loom

USB Glue Gun

USB drive – Holiday

Weeding Pick

Spin it Tool

Spin it Epoxy Kit

Spin it Prep kit

 

 

 

DIY Holiday Ornaments with the Spin It Ornament Arm Kit

Hey there We R friends, Laura here today. Making glitter ornaments is fun, but if you have ever made them, then you know what a mess they can be after you take them off the tree. Now, you can create epoxy ornaments using the Spin It tool and the ornament arm attachment. This fully seals in the glitter to create a hard-shiny coating.

DIY Ornaments with the Spin It Ornament Arm by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

To start with you will remove the Spin It arm by rotating it counterclockwise. Attach the ornament arm by rotating it clockwise until it is tight. Check the depth of your ornament and then wrap the arm with adhesive foam. You may need one or two pieces depending on the diameter of your opening.

DIY Ornaments with the Spin It Ornament Arm by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Apply glitter to your ornament by coating the ornament with adhesive and then sprinkling it on. Turning the Spin It to low while sprinkling the glitter on gives you a nice even coat. I did two different designs of glitter. On the teal ornament I used both chunky and fine glitter. On the red and green one, I did the top half in red and the bottom in green. Allow the glitter to dry.

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Mix your epoxy according to the package directions. Usually, you measure equal parts of A and B and then stir slowly to combine for about 2 minutes.

With the ornament rotating, slowly pour on your epoxy. Use your stir stick to spread the epoxy over the ornament. Allow the ornament to rotate on low for about 4 hours. The epoxy will still be slightly tacky at this time, so allow the ornament to cure completely for 24 hours.

DIY Ornaments with the Spin It Ornament Arm by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Do 2 – 3 coats of epoxy for the best coverage over the glitter. You can see on the red and green ornament below, I only did one coat of epoxy, and while the glitter is sealed, the epoxy looks a little lumpy. This can be fixed by doing additional coats. Lightly sand the ornament in between coats.

To embellish your ornament, you can use the Tassel Loom to create a cute little tassel to hang from your ornament. I made a yarn tassel for the teal ornament and baker’s twine tassel for the red and green ornament.

We R Memory Keepers Tassel Loom

I love that I can create beautiful glitter ornaments without all the mess. These ornaments will last for years to come.

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Supplies

Spit It Tool­­

Ornament Arm

Glitter

Ornament

Epoxy

Tassel Loom

 

 

How to Make Wood Napkin Rings for Thanksgiving

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here today with a great project that adds a touch of décor for your Thanksgiving table! In the crazy of all the preparations that lead to the feast, time is short. But, I still love to add special touches to the table.

Make your own wood napkin rings for Thanksgiving with the Freestyle Pens and the Singe Quill by We R Memory Keepers

Check out how I created these custom napkin rings with the We R Memory Keepers Singe Quill and the Freestyle Foil Quill Pen.

Make your own wood napkin rings for Thanksgiving with the Freestyle Pens and the Singe Quill by We R Memory Keepers

With hand-lettered and hand-drawn touches, these napkin rings are incredibly quick and easy to make!

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The Singe Quill Pen is meant to be placed into the pen tool slot of your digital die cutting machine. However, as my dining room table is currently set up for Thanksgiving dinner, and not crafting, I chose to use the Singe Quill Pen-Fine like a standard pen. I wrote the word thankful on a piece of the Singe Quill wood ephemera pieces. Now, the ink is translucent which means you can see it just barely as you work. It is enough though.

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Once the word was written, I used the Singe Quill Tool to apply heat to the surface of the wood piece. This will take a minute or two. As more heat is applied, the writing will become darker and darker.

Some safety tips:

  • Use the tool on a heat-safe surface.
  • Do NOT touch the wood piece during the heating process and after for a minute or two.
  • Do NOT touch the end of the heating tool.
  • Keep the Singe Quill Tool moving slowly around the surface of the wood piece.

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How lovely is this? Once I had created the banner with the word, I knew it needed something more substantial to hold it to a napkin. So, I chose to layer it on another piece of wood ephemera. (also note the hole at the top-easier for tying around a napkin)

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The wood surface is unfinished, allowing you to add color. I choose to add a mustard color of ink to mine. Set the piece aside for a while to allow the ink to dry.

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The wood circle needed a little something extra. Always being a fan of adding gold to pretty much everything, I grabbed my Freestyle Foil Quill Pen and a piece of gold foil.

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Securing the foil in place with a piece of washi, I drew a circle and leaves on the wood. I found the slower I drew through the foil, the better the transfer results were.

Make your own wood napkin rings for Thanksgiving with the Freestyle Pens and the Singe Quill by We R Memory Keepers

I glued the two pieces together and tied them to a napkin. Simple. Easy. Quick. However, it’s a special touch because I made it. Those small touches are what add warmth and love to any celebration.

Make your own wood napkin rings for Thanksgiving with the Freestyle Pens and the Singe Quill by We R Memory Keepers

How do you decorate for Thanksgiving?

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

  • Singe Quill Pen-Fine
  • Singe Quill Tool
  • Singe Quill Ephemera
  • Freestyle Foil Quill Pen
  • Gold Foil

DIY December Planner with the Singe Quill

Hello We R fans! It’s Aly here with you today and I’m extra excited to share this project with you. Have you heard of the new Quill Kits? They work with your electronic cutting machine to do all kinds of cool things to take your craft projects to the next level. Check out how I made a DIY December Planner with the Singe Quill and my Silhouette Cameo 3!DIY December Planner with the Singe Quill by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

December is a fun and super busy month. I find keeping things organized with lists and specific plans helps me to enjoy the season more and stress less. So, I decided to make a special December planner where I can keep track of my shopping, baking, and to do lists.

DIY December Planner with the Singe Quill by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I divided my planner into four sections: to buy, to bake, to watch, to do. I included tabbed dividers that I made with patterned paper from the DCWV Inc Christmas Nutcracker paper stack. In between each divider is some blank white paper where I can take notes, write down ideas, record memories, or attach photos. Take a look at each divider inside the planner:

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I created the covers and some of the embellishments with the Singe Quill, some Singe Quill Wood Sheets, Singe Quill ephemera, my Cameo 3, and some artwork from the Holidays USB Design Drive. Here’s how I did it:

Place an 8×8 sheet of Singe Quill Wood in the center of your cutting mat. Be sure to check the clearance on your machine (how thick the material can be to fit in). Move the rollers out of the way, or place the wood sheet on your mat so it doesn’t go under the rollers.

DIY December Planner with the Singe Quill by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Prepare your design in your software. Select the Fine or Bold Tip Singe Quill, insert it into the appropriate adapter according to the included instruction booklet. Place your adapter and Singe Quill into your machine following the sketch or draw instructions for your machine.

Send your artwork to the machine and watch the Singe Quill do the work! You won’t be able to see the design that the quill is drawing. It’s applying a clear chemical that we will singe once it’s done.

Once your design is finished, remove your mat, take the wood sheet off the mat and singe the design with the Singe Quill Heat Gun. You can also follow the instructions to singe the wood in the oven.

DIY December Planner with the Singe Quill by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I bound the covers, dividers, and paper together with The Cinch binding tool. It went right through the wood covers, no problem. (Tip: be sure to leave about a 1 inch margine on the left side of your covers for binding.) I added these to the four tabbed divider pages, and the blank white paper and then cinched it all together with 1″ gold Cinch Wire.

DIY December Planner with the Singe Quill by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Then I used the Singe Quill to write custom words and phrases on some wood ephemera pieces that came in the kit. I wanted to include some of my own handwriting, but you can do this with your cutting machine as well.

DIY December Planner with the Singe Quill by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Here’s a closer look at the first tabbed divider:

DIY December Planner with the Singe Quill by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I made a coin envelope with The Works All In One Tool. This is where I’ll keep my receipts in case I need to return anything from my Christmas shopping list.

DIY December Planner with the Singe Quill by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Here’s a close up of the second tabbed divider:

DIY December Planner with the Singe Quill by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Baking is one of our family Christmas traditions, so I’ll keep our favorite recipes handy here in this pocket, and add new ones I collect as well. By the way, I made the folded tabs with The Works All In One Tool.

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It’s so nice to have one tool that I can pull out to make all the things!

Take a look at the third tabbed divider:

DIY December Planner with the Singe Quill by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

The last two sections are for recording our favorite holiday movies and activities, and keeping track of which ones we’ve watched or done. I made two check lists with the All In One Journal Guide.

DIY December Planner with the Singe Quill by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Then I added them to the last two tabbed dividers along with some Singe Quill ephemera. We’ll write down our favorite holiday movies on one list, and our favorite holiday family activities on the other. Then, as we do them I’ll check them off and we can use the blank white paper to write what we liked/didn’t like about the activities. I can also store photos and stories from our holiday adventures. Here’s tabbed divider number 4:

DIY December Planner with the Singe Quill by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I added a few final touches to my planner. The first was a pom pom and tassel planner charm that I made with The Works All In One Tool. I’ve already said it, and I’ll say it again: I LOVE having one tool that can do SO many things. Less mess in my craft room!

DIY December Planner with the Singe Quill by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

The other final touches were some water color paint and some glitter that I added with the Glue Quill. I love the bit of holiday color and sparkle these details add!

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DIY December Planner with the Singe Quill by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I love how it turned out! I think the singed wood covers are super cool, and they were so easy to make with the Singe Quill and my Cameo.

DIY December Planner with the Singe Quill by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to check out our Facebook and Instagram feeds for more Quill Kit projects this week. You can find these kits at select Joann Fabric and Craft Stores. Happy holiday crafting!

Supplies:

Singe Quill Kit
Singe Quill Board 8×8
Singe Quill Heat Gun
The Works All In One Tool
The Cinch
All In One Journal Guide

Dia de los Muertos Paper Quilling Sugar Skull

Hello everyone! It’s Eva on the blog today bringing you a tutorial on how to create a quilling skull to decorate during Halloween season.

Dia de Muertos Paper Quilling Sugar Skull by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Día de Muertos is a Mexican holiday, it involves family and friends gathering to pray and remember friends and family members who have died. What I love about that holiday is that it isn’t spooky, it is a celebration!

I was inspired by the bright colors and skulls to create a quilling skull to decorate my home during this season.

To create this quilling project first, you will need to cut ¼ inch strips of paper with your favorite We R trimmer. I am using the Trim and Score Board, that tool is always near my desk!

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To create the border, glue black strips of paper forming the skull. You can use a template from the web or trace it yourself if you have the skills!

Dia de Muertos Paper Quilling Sugar Skull by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To quill your papers strips you have 2 choices: You can use a manual quilling tool like the one on the bottom, or, you can use the rotary tool with the quilling accessory to roll your paper in seconds!

Dia de Muertos Paper Quilling Sugar Skull by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I used the Spinning Tool and it was very easy and fast! My 4 year old helped me rolling with the manual tool and he had a wonderful time, I am sure your kids or grandkids will love to help too!

Dia de Muertos Paper Quilling Sugar Skull by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

This was my first quilling project so I am a total beginner! Online you can find different quilling shapes but the ones I used the most were: the closed coil, the open coil, the teardrop and the marquis.

To create a teardrop you have to pinch one side of the open coil and to create the marquis pinch both sides. It is very easy and again, kids will love to help!

Dia de Muertos Paper Quilling Sugar Skull by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The first thing I did on my skull was the mouth; I glued strips of black cardstock and some quilling teeth on both sides. Next, I did the eyes and added decorations on the sides of the skull. I tried to keep everything symmetrical but you can use your imagination! It is fun and relaxing!

Dia de Muertos Paper Quilling Sugar Skull by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To glue my little pieces I used some tweezers, it was really helpful because otherwise I would move everything around with my fingers.

Dia de Muertos Paper Quilling Sugar Skull by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

And here’s my Dia de Muertos skull finished, I really like how it turned out, colorful and happy! Perfect to remember all my family loved ones during the season.

Dia de Muertos Paper Quilling Sugar Skull by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The Spinning Tool was a huge success! It made my job easier, faster and you can even exchange accessories and even use it to create pompoms, tassels and rolled flowers!

Dia de Muertos Paper Quilling Sugar Skull by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for joining me today and I hope you liked this project. Quilling is very fun and if I could do it I am sure you can too.

Dia de Muertos Paper Quilling Sugar Skull by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers
Have a great day!

 Eva

 

Supplies

Spinning Tool Kit

Precision Tweezers

Manual Quilling Tool

 

 

5 Halloween Craft Ideas

Five Fun Halloween Craft Ideas by We R Memory KeepersNext week starts the spooky countdown to October 31st–Halloween night! Today we’ve got Five Fun Halloween Craft Ideas that you can easily pull together to get you in the mood for Halloween!

Googly Eye Party Decor

This first idea could be used for home or party decor, and it’s really simple! Just grab your Circle Spin & Trim and cut some black and white circles! You can find the a step by step tutorial for making the treat pockets on the blog HERE.

Googly Eye Halloween Party Favors with the Circle Spin & Trim

DIY Halloween Treat Boxes

CLICK HERE to visit the blog to learn how to make these shabby chic, overstuffed Halloween Treat Boxes. They’re perfect gifts for friends, co-workers or neighbors! And they’re easy to make with a simple score board, the Happy Jig and the Tag Punch Board!

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Halloween Emoji Garland

Play some tricks on your friends with the Emoji Punch Board and this adorable Halloween Emoji Garland! Aren’t those spooky faces just adorable?! Learn how to make your own on the blog HERE.

Haloween Emoji Garland

Halloween Pom Poms and Tassels

Turn pom poms and tassels into cute fuzzy Halloween creatures with the Pom Pom Makers and the Tassel Loom! Use them as embellishments for your gift wrap, or thread them together to make a garland for your Halloween decor! CLICK HERE for the how-to!

Halloween Pom Pom and Tassel Garland by We R Memory Keepers

Halloween Banner with the Circle Spin & Trim

Your house will be the best-dressed on the block with the gorgeous Halloween Banner! Visit the blog HERE to learn how to make this stunning piece with the Circle Spin & Trim, the Tassel Loom, and the Basic Score Board.

Halloween Banner by We R Memory Keepershalloween-banner-by-rebecca-luminarias_01Thanks for stopping by! Stay tuned for more creepy inspiration in the coming weeks. Do you like to decorate for Halloween?

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

 

Back to School Party with the Foil Quill

Hello We R friends, it’s Aly here today! Can you believe it’s “back to school” season already? I’m totally not ready for my kids to go back to school, so I thought a fun Back to School Party might help us all get excited for the new school year!

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Since I really want this celebration to be special, I pulled out my Foil Quill Pens and Foil to add some sparkle and shine. The Holiday USB Design Drive has some fun school themed art so I started there and added a few things from my own library of SVG files.

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I love combining foiling with cutting because it makes my projects go much more quickly. Using my Silhouette Cameo 3, here’s how I foiled two colors and die cut the cupcake wrappers:

  1. Heat up your Foil Quill. Open your cut files and your foiling files and arrange them at the bottom end of the mat on your screen.
  2. Using the Line Style tool create different color lines for each color of foil, and for the cut files as well.
  3. Click “SEND” and then “Line” at the top right of your screen. Insert your Foil Quill in the tool holder with the blue circle and make sure your blade is in the tool holder with the red circle.
  4. Check the box for the first color of foil, adjust your settings for your material. Be sure the blue tool holder is selected (the small circle on the right) and load the mat in the machine with the material and foil placed at the bottom end of your mat. Click “SEND”.screenshot 1
  5. When the foiling is finished, the machine will move the mat most of the way out of the machine. Do not unload the mat! Carefully peel off the foil, and then add the second color of foil while the mat is still loaded in the machine.
  6. Unselect the box for the first color of foil, and select the box for the second foil color. Adjust the settings. Be sure the blue tool holder is selected. Click “SEND”.screenshot 2
  7. As before, do not unload the mat when the machine is done foiling the second color. Carefully remove the foil.
  8. Unselect the box for the second color of foil, and select the box for the cut files. Be sure the red tool holder is selected (on the left) and click “SEND”.screenshot 3
  9. Assemble the cupcake wraps with hot glue or strong double sided craft tape

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For the cupcake wrappers I used the Foil Quill to add the sentiment. Then for the paper airplane toppers I used it to create a patterned background on my cardstock, trimmed several 3×3 inch squares, and then used the Mini Score Board to help fold the mini paper airplanes.

We R Memory Keepers Mini Score Board

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To make the framed art, I used one of the designs from the Holiday USB drive as a cut file on white vinyl, and then adhered it to the 9×13 Crate Paper Magnet Studio chalkboard frame. The Large Bone Folder help to smooth out the vinyl nicely. I foiled the apple design from the Holiday USB drive on red vinyl, cut a circle around it and then adhered it to the chalkboard. I love the result!

We R Memory Keepers Large Bone Folder

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To make the banner, I used the apple design again but created a repeating pattern with it to make my own foiled patterned paper! So cool!

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The new 12 x 12 Foil Sheets came in really handy for this job. I just placed them over my cardstock, foiled the entire thing, and then used my Banner Punch Board to make the banners.

We R Memory Keepers 12x12 inch Foil Quill Foil Sheets

We R Memory Keepers Banner Punch Board

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I hope these Foil Quill Back to School Party Ideas have inspired you to get out your Foil Quill and start creating. Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:

Foil Quill Standard Tip Pen
Foil Quill Fine Tip Pen
12 x 12 Inch Foil Sheets
Mini Score Board
Large Bone Folder
Banner Punch Board
American Crafts Cardstock
Crate Paper Magnet Studio Frame