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.

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

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!

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

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

 

DIY Framed Home Decor

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with a lovely photo frame perfect for this time of year! Believe it or not, but I made this project with a very small set of We R Memory Keepers tools. Which goes to show you just how powerful and helpful We R tools can be!

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I have always loved the phrase; the best is yet to come. With all the alphabet stamps I seem to have accumulated over the years, I thought, why not mix and match the letters and make my own custom panel?

DIY Framed Home Decor with the Mini Precision Press and the Mini Evolution by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

See, I knew I could make it all the stamped letters line up perfectly with the We R Memory Keepers Mini Precision Press. Love the confidence you can have going in to a project with great tools!

DIY Framed Home Decor with the Mini Precision Press and the Mini Evolution by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To highlight the words “best” and “come,” I used block letter stamps. To line the spacing between the letters up precisely, I placed my letter stamps down on my panel of patterned paper and then picked the stamps up all at once by placing the We R Memory Keepers Mini Precision Press plate over the top. Each and every time I stamp the word now, everything will stay exactly where I want it! (Might be a good time to consider making a bunch of cards with this phrase, as long as I have the words lined up…)

DIY Framed Home Decor with the Mini Precision Press and the Mini Evolution by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

After placing my phrase inside a frame with a few layers of beautiful patterned papers, I knew the project needed some dimension. Looking around my desk, I noticed a simple set of circle dies sitting next to my We R Memory Keepers Mini Evolution. Let me share my fun party trick with you and show you how to create 3D flowers and leaves from a simple circle!

DIY Framed Home Decor with the Mini Precision Press and the Mini Evolution by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

After die cutting my circle, I cut into the circle in a spiral towards the center. You can round off the harsh corner with your scissors to make a smoother flower.

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Begin rolling the paper from the outside towards the center. I find that to get a tighter roll, using the end of one of my stylus tools assists greatly.

DIY Framed Home Decor with the Mini Precision Press and the Mini Evolution by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Once the paper is rolled, allow the edges to be free to open into a flower shape. Apply a glue to the bottom of the flower and hold in place for a minute or two until the glue sets.

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Second part of my trick? Use the same circle die to create leaves!

DIY Framed Home Decor with the Mini Precision Press and the Mini Evolution by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Cut a piece of patterned paper with the circle die. Mix up the sizes for fun variety in the leaves. Then place the die over half of the circle and pass it through your We R Memory Keepers Mini Evolution again.

Also, use a bit of tape to hold the die in place. Otherwise it may slip during cutting and turn out not the way you expected.

DIY Framed Home Decor with the Mini Precision Press and the Mini Evolution by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Voila! A leaf! Go ahead and bend the leaf in the center to add dimension. Or, add ink along the edges.

DIY Framed Home Decor with the Mini Precision Press and the Mini Evolution by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

What favorite quote would you create with your We R Memory Keepers Precision Press? And are you going to try out my party trick for flowers and leaves?

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

  • Precision Press
  • Mini Evolution
  • Trim & Score Board

DCWV:

  • Subtle & Sophisticated Premium Stack

 

 

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!

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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

 

 

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!

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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

Paper Flower Canvas with the Mini Evolution

Hey We R friends, Laura here today! Mother’s Day is right around the corner. I love to make something special when I can because I think handmade gifts are so special. Today, I am going to share with you how to create this Mother’s Day paper flower canvas. You can personalize it to your mom’s liking by choosing her favorite color flowers.

Paper Flower Canvas with the Mini Evolution by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

The Mini Evolution is the perfect little tool for creating small embellishments like paper flowers and leaves. I am using the Vicki Boutin stamps and die sets, but any flower and leaf die would work great for this project!

Use the Mini Evolution to cut out your flower die cuts. I used textured shimmer cardstock, but you can use any color you like. Since I was using 12 x 12-inch paper, I cut it down to 3” wide before beginning so it would fit in the Mini Evolution.

Paper Flower Canvas with the Mini Evolution by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I was able to get six flowers out of each strip – two large, two medium, and two smalls.

Next, I used the Mini Evolution to die cut some leaf shapes. I used the embossing folder that came with the Mini Evolution. To me it looked a little like the veins you find on leaves. I left the smallest leaves plain as I planned on stamping them.

Paper Flower Canvas with the Mini Evolution by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Use your stamp pad and stamp the smallest flowers and leaves using black ink.

Paper Flower Canvas with the Mini Evolution by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I know there are special tools for rolling the edges of paper flowers, but personally I like to simply use a small diameter smooth pencil to curl mine. I curled the edges on both the medium and large flower die cuts.

Paper Flower Canvas with the Mini Evolution by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I assembled the flowers by using adhesive and foam dots to create a three-layer flower.

Paper Flower Canvas with the Mini Evolution by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

To attach everything to the canvas I used sticky red tape. It is stronger than regular adhesive, so the flowers won’t fall off. You could also attach the flowers to the canvas using hot glue.

You could personalize this canvas even further to make it extra special for your mom. You can paint the background, add the word Mom with paper or iron-on, or add some gold glitter to the edges.

Paper Flower Canvas with the Mini Evolution by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Do you like to make handmade gifts for Mother’s Day?

Supplies

Mini Evolution

Cardstock

Stamp and Die Set

Black Ink

Acrylic Block

Red Tape