Foil Quill Freestyle Pens: Project Roundup

Happy Friday We R fans! To get your weekend off to a great start we’ve got a roundup of project ideas featuring the new Foil Quill Freestyle Pens, so sit back, relax, and enjoy the eye candy!

Foiled Travel Globe

Keep track of the places you’ve visited on a mini globe with the Freestyle Pens! You can foil stars, circles, dates, or anything else you’d like. Try and fit that project in your electronic cutting machine!

Travel Globe featuring the Freestyle Pens by We R Memory Keepers

Foiled Journal Cover

Add beautiful foil designs to the cover of your journal or diary with the Freestyle Pens! You’ll have a keepsake like no other, or give one away as a unique and personalized gift.

Foiled Journal Cover featuring the Freestyle Pens by We R Memory Keepers

Foil on your Photos

Add foiled details, like dates, names or places, to your framed photos with the Freestyle Pens! Your precious memories will definitely shine.

Foil on a photo with the Freestyle Pens by We R Memory Keepers

DIY Foiled Paper

Make your own foiled paper with the Freestyle Pens and a sheet of plain cardstock! We love the swiss polka dot in foil on this sweet card.

DIY Foiled Paper featuring the Freestyle Pens by We R Memory Keepers

Personalized Foil Gift Wrap

Foil on the ribbon and packaging for your next gift with the Freestyle Pens! Can you imagine giving a gift with the recipients name of the ribbon in FOIL?!? So cool!

Personalized Foil Gift Wrap with the Freestyle Pens by We R Memory Keepers

Thanks so much for stopping by! We hope these projects have inspired you to create something amazing with the new Foil Quill Freestyle Pens! Have a great weekend.

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.

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

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.

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

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

 

 

 

 

Make a Wall Calendar with the Foil Quill

Hello everyone! It’s Eva on the blog today, sharing a quick tutorial for a DIY Wall calendar using the wonderful Foil Quill Pen.

DIY Wall Calendar featuring the We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill and the Park Lane Je Ne Sais Quoi 12x12 Paper Pad available at Joann Stores. Project created by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers.

I don’t know about you, but I always like to start the school year with a blank calendar. I put all my kid’s activities in there and also all the things I need to take to school, that way I don’t forget anything! The bigger the better, so I created an A3 wall calendar perfect to use on your or your kid’s desk.

To start this project I cut my paper into 7×11 inch rectangles.  I decided to use a new Park Lane Paperie stack, it’s called “Je ne sais quoi” and you can find it at Joann Stores. The thing I love about these stacks is that they have double-sided patterned paper but also include some specialty paper and cardstock in coordinating colors!

Park Lane Je Ne Sais Quoi 12x12 Paper Pad available at Joann Stores

I used the cardstock and some 12×12 Foil Quill sheets to create my letters. The cardstock worked great and I love that now I don’t need to cut my foil, I simply put it on top of my sheet and send to the machine.

We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill available at Joann Stores

After I foiled my papers, I removed the tape and sent the file to cut the border. Tip: Don’t unload the mat completely after your machine has stopped foiling so your design doesn’t move!

We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill available at Joann Stores

DIY Wall Calendar featuring the We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill and the Park Lane Je Ne Sais Quoi 12x12 Paper Pad available at Joann Stores. Project created by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers.

Next, I used my Laser Square to align all my elements: the patterned paper background, the letters and the calendar.

DIY Wall Calendar featuring the We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill and the Park Lane Je Ne Sais Quoi 12x12 Paper Pad available at Joann Stores. Project created by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers.

I didn’t include the day’s names because I wanted to stamp them. I used the Mini Precision Press and some coordinating ink. Did you know you could use the acrylic plate without the base? Very easy and perfect stamping every time!

Mini Precision Press by We R Memory Keepers

I love how my calendar turned out! It is very simple and you can reuse it every year, just change the names of the month! And look at that rose gold foil! Amazing right?

DIY Wall Calendar featuring the We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill and the Park Lane Je Ne Sais Quoi 12x12 Paper Pad available at Joann Stores. Project created by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers.

The patterned papers are beautiful and they fit my home décor perfectly!

DIY Wall Calendar featuring the We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill and the Park Lane Je Ne Sais Quoi 12x12 Paper Pad available at Joann Stores. Project created by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers.

Are you ready to start the school year? With a BIG calendar you are not going to forget anything!

DIY Wall Calendar featuring the We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill and the Park Lane Je Ne Sais Quoi 12x12 Paper Pad available at Joann Stores. Project created by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers.

Thanks for joining me today and have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Foil Quill kit

Foil Quill 12 x12 foil

Laser Square

Mini Precision Press

Park Lane Je Ne Sais Quoi Paper Stack

New Release: Foil Quill Freestyle Pen

We’ve been sitting on some very exciting news for quite a while and we just can’t keep it a secret any longer. We’re so excited to share our latest new release with you–the Foil Quill Freestyle Pen!

Introducing the Foil Quill Freestyle Pens by We R Memory Keepers! Easily add beautiful hand drawn foil accents to any project! There's no need for a cutting machine with this amazing new release, and you can foil on items that won't fit into an electronic cutting machine. Freestyle Pens make their debut on HSN on Tuesday, August 13 and then starts shipping to all retailers on August 23.

Foil Quill projects know no bounds now with Freestyle Pens and accessories. Freestyle Pens let your creativity flow as your create freestyle foil designs on any project, including ones that don’t fit into your electronic cutting machine!

We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill Freestyle Pen allows you do add beautiful foil accents to any project!

We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill Freestyle Pen allows you do add beautiful foil accents to any project!

Pens come in four tip styles–fine, standard, bold, and calligraphy–and feature slim handles, heat-resistant grips, and convenient USB plug for on-the-go crafting.

Introducing the Foil Quill Freestyle Pens by We R Memory Keepers! Easily add beautiful hand drawn foil accents to any project! There's no need for a cutting machine with this amazing new release, and you can foil on items that won't fit into an electronic cutting machine. Freestyle Pens make their debut on HSN on Tuesday, August 13 and then starts shipping to all retailers on August 23.

Pair Freestyle Pens with other Foil Quill accessories like the Magnetic Mat to take your projects above and beyond. Choose from a wide variety of foil sheets in an assortment of brilliant colors and sizes to add your unique designs to journals, scrapbooks, cards, gifts, and so much more.

We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill Freestyle Pen allows you do add beautiful foil accents to any project!We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill Freestyle Pen allows you do add beautiful foil accents to any project!

The Foil Quill Freestyle Pens will be available exclusively on HSN on August 13, 2019 for their 24 Hour Craft Day. It will then start shipping to other retailers on August 23, 2019.

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!

Foil Quill Back to School Party by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers 1

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

Foil Quill Back to School Party by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers 7

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

Foil Quill Back to School Party by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers 8

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

Foil Quill Back to School Party by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers 4

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!

Foil Quill Back to School Party by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers 6

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

Foil Quill Back to School Party by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers 2

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

 

Make Back to School Bookmarks with the Foil Quill

Hello everyone. Enza here, and today I’m sharing a new, fun project featuring the amazing Foil Quill. My kids are avid readers and love to collect bookmarks, so I thought to surprise them with a set of unique and “shiny” ones that I’m sure will put a smile on their faces 😉

Back to School Bookmarks with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I started by choosing the designs I wanted to use; most of them come from the Paige Evans USB Drive, but I also have a couple from the Amy Tangerine and the We R Memory Keepers Icons and Words ones. After importing the images in my software, I resized and arranged them to fit a 12×12 smooth cardstock. Since the designs are very detailed and small, I used the Fine Tip Pen for the foiling process. There are many Foil Packs to choose from, all including gorgeous colors. I went with a variety from the following ones: Flamingo, Gold Finch, and Peacock.

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Once ready, I trimmed the bookmarks to measure roughly 3”x7” using the We R Memory Keepers Trim and Scoreboard. I matted them with patterned paper from the gorgeous Pink Paislee Truly Grateful collection by Paige Evans, as well as textured cardstock that coordinated with the foiled designs. I punched holes at the top with my Crop-a-dile and used the Hole Reinforcer Punch to make them more durable. I finished the bookmarks with satin ribbon, and embellishments and sentiments from the same collection.

Back to School Bookmarks with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

Back to School Bookmarks with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

Here are a couple of close-ups showing all the shine of this beautiful foil:

Back to School Bookmarks with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory KeepersBack to School Bookmarks with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

And here are three additional bookmarks that I decided to keep for myself 😉

Back to School Bookmarks with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I fussy cut some of the designs and used them as embellishments.

Back to School Bookmarks with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed reading about my process and will give these bookmarks a try. Happy crafting!

Enza

 

Supplies:

Foil Quill

Foil Quill Foil Pack – Flamingo

Foil Quill Foil Pack – Gold Finch

Foil Quill Foil Pack – Peacock

USB Drive – Paige Evans

USB Drive – Amy Tangerine

USB Drive – Icons and Words

Trim and Scoreboard

Crop-a-dile

Hole Reinforcer Punch

Pink Paislee Truly Grateful

Bazzill Cardstock

 

 

 

 

 

DIY Patriotic Decor with the Foil Quill

Hey there We R friends, it’s Aly here again! Happy Wednesday, and welcome to the blog. Tomorrow is Independence Day for us here in the U.S., and I’ve got a festive patriotic DIY decor idea to share with you featuring the Foil Quill.

DIY Patriotic Decor with the Foil Quill by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Patriotic Decor with the Foil Quill by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

The focal point of my patriotic decor is this vinyl sign that I made with the Foil Quill and the Crate Paper Magnet Studio 10×14 frame.

Foiled Vinyl Patriotic Sign with the Foil Quill by We R Memory Keepers

The design file comes from the We R Holiday USB Drive, which has 200 SVG files perfect for cutting or foiling for any holiday during the year.

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I started by opening the design in my software and resizing it to fit my frame. Then I created a simple circle pattern to foil over the vinyl before cutting it out. Watch the video below to see how I was able to foil and cut this project with my Silhouette Cameo 3.

Once I completed my foiled vinyl design and added it to my frame, I wanted to create a few more DIY decor items to accompany it. First, I used the Tassel Loom to make what I call a Waterfall Tassel Garland. I simply made my 6 inch tassels, and then used a yarn needle to string them all together and hang them.

Waterfall Tassel Garland by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Next, I made a couple of mini garlands with some gold glitter paper and a gold mylar sheet. I used my circle and star Mini Clear Cut Punches (1 inch) to make them.

Mini Gold Paper Garlands by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I love using them to punch out lots of shapes from my paper scraps because I can move them anywhere on my paper to punch, which means I can use EVERY INCH of my paper scraps. So satisfying, right?!?

We R Memory Keepers Mini Clear Cut Punch--Star

We R Memory Keepers Mini Clear Cut Punch--Circle

I threw in a flag and a plant decorated with blue striped washi tape to complete my patriotic vignette, and I love how it turned out!

DIY Patriotic Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Foil Vinyl Patriotic Sign with the Foil Quill by We R Memory Keepers

 

DIY Patriotic Decor with the Foil Quill by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for stopping by today, and Happy Independence Day to all of our friends in the USA!

Supplies:

Foil Quill Standard Tip
Foil Quill Gold Foil
Holiday USB Design Drive
Red Vinyl
Tassel Loom
Mini Clear Cut Punch–Star
Mini Clear Cut Punch–Circle
Gold Stitch Happy Thread
3-in-1 Weeding Tool
Large Bone Folder
Crate Paper Magnet Studio–10×14 Frame

 

 

Foil Quill Patriotic Scrapbook Page

Hello, We R friends! Enza here, and today I’m sharing a patriotic layout featuring the We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill. I’m amazed by the beautiful results I get every single time; this foiling system is easy to use and, with so many designs to choose from, the possibilities are endless.

Patriotic Scrapbook Page with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

When I think of the 4th of July, I think of stars. The Paige Evans digital drive offers several star designs that are perfect to give your projects variety and a fun vibe. I uploaded the images to my Silhouette software and modified their size so to have small, medium and big stars. Make sure to select the Sketch Pen option before sending the paper to cut and secure the foil with tape to ensure it’s wrinkle-free. I went with silver foil for a festive, sparkly look – I love how it looks on dark blue cardstock! Once ready, I fussy cut the stars before layering them to form a cluster behind the photo.

Patriotic Scrapbook Page with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

The collection I used is one of my favorites from Pink Paislee: Sweet Freedom; even though it’s a couple of years old, I love the patterns and muted colors. I arranged the stars towards the right side of the layout and placed the photo on top after layering several tags and frames behind it. I used the Tag Punch Board and the Frame Punch Board for this – I don’t know what I would do without such handy tools! Everything was adhered down with foam dots for dimension.

Patriotic Scrapbook Page with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

Patriotic Scrapbook Page with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

Next, I embellished around the photo with die-cuts, stickers, and fussy cut elements. To create balance, I formed another cluster of embellishments to the left side of the layout. Black and gold paint splatters gave the final touch.

Patriotic Scrapbook Page with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory KeepersPatriotic Scrapbook Page with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

This layout is very simple, but I love how it turned out. Those sparkly stars are everything!

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope I have inspired you to give the We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill a try and create beautiful, shiny projects with it.

Enza

Foil Quill – All in One Kit

Foil Sheet – Silver

Foil Quill USB Art – Paige Evans

Tag Punch Board

Frame Punch Board

Mini Precision Scissors

Pink Paislee Sweet Freedom