Father’s Day Party Decor

Hello everyone! It’s Eva on the blog today sharing a Father’s Day Decoration using some of my favorite We R tools

Father's Day Party Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To create this décor I started by picking patterned paper. I love the vintage tones of the Sunny Days collection by Crate Paper so I choose some blues, a yellow and added a turquoise.

The first thing I did was create my garland. My used my Fringe and Score Board to score my paper every ½ inch. You can use your regular Score Board by I love the Fringe and Score because it can score 5 lines at a time. Super fast!

Fringe and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

Next, I cut 6×6 inch squares, made accordions and bend them in the middle to create fans.

Father's Day Party Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I glue some facing up and some facing down to create a garland.

Father's Day Party Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Next, I worked on my glasses. I used my Foil Quill and the Heidi Swapp USB Drive to add the phrase “It’s your day” to vinyl.

If you want to add some inner lives to your design simply choose lines on the “Emboss” menu. You can edit spacing and angle on the lines. Before using the Foil Quill remember to hit the “Release Emboss” button.

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Use some gold foil and the medium tip to foil your vinyl. Next, remove the Gold Foil and cut the edges with the blade. If you have a machine with just one tool be careful not to fully unload the vinyl or your cut may turn out in the wrong position.

Father's Day Party Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Weed your vinyl and attach them to your glasses. The result is perfect!

Father's Day Party Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I also created some flags for my paper straws. I used the Washi Chomper and that little tool perfectly cut 2 sheets of paper!

Washi Chomper by We R Memory Keepers

Father's Day Party Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To decorate my muffins I made some bowties using my 1,2,3 Punch Board and some cupcake liners using the DIY Party Board. Easy and super cute!

Father's Day Party Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Father's Day Party Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Glue the bowties to some skewers and insert them to your muffins.

Father's Day Party Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Once I was assembling everything I noticed I had some fans left so I added them to the table and it really help bringing everything together!

Father's Day Party Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I also included a letter board with the “Dad, have a great day” phrase. I tried my best to stay in my color combination. That helps the décor feel cohesive and cute.

Father's Day Party Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I hope you liked these decorations and that you can use them for your next party. Thanks for joining me to the end of this long post.

Father's Day Party Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies
Foil Quill – Standard Tip

Gold Foil
Heidi Swapp USB Drive

Fringe and Score Board

DIY Party Board

1,2,3 Punch Board

Washi Chomper

Sunny Days Collection by Crate Paper

 

 

Foil Quill Spring Card

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here and I know that you are as happy as I am that spring has finally sprung! Time for sunshine, green grass, and flowers! Nothing says spring to me more than bouquets of flowers! Today I have a spring water-colored card made with the We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill. So easy to make, so fun to make, so wonderful to send to someone special!

Foil Quill Spring Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I have a few current crafting obsessions, one, the We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill, because I love the look of gold, and two, water color.

Foil Quill Spring Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I picked up the new watercolor kit from Amy Tangerine and was looking for a project to use it on. And then I thought, why don’t I make an image with the Foil Quill on water color paper and color it in?! It worked perfectly!

Foil Quill Spring Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Using a lovely floral image from Paige Evans digital drive, I created a card front. I began by creating a rectangle in the software of my digital die cutting machine, to the size of my card front. Then I laid out the images within that space. With the software, you can change the size of the design images easily, making them useable on a million different projects. The letters come separately, so I created a line for spacing and placed all my letters.

Design tip: Once you have the letters of your word lined up, select them all in the software, go to object, then group. Your word will now be joined. Making it easier to resize the word to fit your project.

Before sending the design to my digital die cutting machine to be foiled, I removed my rectangle and lines, so they would not be foiled with the rest of the design.

Foil Quill Spring Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

The water color paper I used was quite thick. I found that if I slowed the pen down to about half speed, the impression was much more solid. Also, note that watercolor paper often has two sides. One side is much more textured, the other is smoother. The smoother side will give you the best results.

Once the image was completed, I simply water-colored in the florals and the words.

Foil Quill Spring Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Simple, sweet, elegant, and sure brighten someone’s mailbox. What images will you watercolor?

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

American Crafts:

  • Amy Tangerine Watercolor Set

Foil Quill Project Inspiration

Hello and Happy Friday We R fans! We’re super excited about the weekend, so to celebrate we’ve got some Foil Quill project inspiration to share. Sit back, relax, and get ready to foil it if you can!

Card Background + Sentiment

Creating a foiled background or pattern on your project is easy with the new Foil Quill and your cutting machine. It creates an elegant look and makes the sentiment really pop!

We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill handmade card

Half Cut Foiled Card Design

We love the technique on this card! Foil your design on the card front first, then remove the foil and cut around half of the design to reveal the card sentiment inside. So cool!

Custom foiled card featuring the We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill

Outline Cut Outs on a Card

How cool is this card? Try outlining cut out letters or other shapes with foil on your next Foil Quill project!

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Foil an Icon on your Scrapbook Page

Just about every little (or not-so-little) girl dreams of being a mermaid! Make it happen on your scrapbook layout with the Foil Quill.

Foiled Mermaid Scrapbook Page by We R Memory Keepers featuring the Foil Quill

Create Custom Scrapbook Embellishments

Foil on solid or semi solid colored cardstock that matches your foil color to create beautiful custom embellishments that really pop on your next scrapbook layout!

Foil Quill Scrapbook Page by We R Memory Keepers

Create an Elegant Scrapbook Page Background

The gorgeous floral silver foiling is the perfect background to make this precious baby photo really shine!

Foil Quill Scrapbook Page by We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for visiting the blog today. We hope you’ve found some helpful Foil Quill inspiration! Be sure to share your Foil Quill creations on Instagram and Facebook and tag us so we can check them out!

Supplies:

Foil Quill Pens
Foil Quill Foil

DIY Traveler’s Notebook Leather Cover with the Foil Quill

Hello We R fans! It’s Aly here to share a fun and easy DIY Traveler’s Notebook Cover with the amazing new Foil Quill pen and my Silhouette Cameo cutting machine. This summer our family is taking a long trip back east to visit some places where some of our ancestors lived to learn more about them. I’m so excited about this trip and I know it’s going to be so memorable, so I created this traveler’s notebook to record photos, stories and experiences along the way.

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I love that the cover closure includes a pen so I’ll always be ready to write down thoughts or details during our trip. Take a look inside of the cover. The notebook insert is one of the Amy Tangerine Journal Studio inserts, which helped make this project come together quickly and easily.

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The beautiful foil details on the leather cover make this traverler’s notebook really special. It’s the perfect place to record our special family vacation!

DIY Traveler's Notebook Leather Cover by Aly Dosdall featuring the We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill

This leather cover is easy to make. Let me show you how I did it with my Silhouette Cameo!

I started with an 8 1/2 x 11 inch piece of Turquoise real leather I bought at my local Joann Store. Since I didn’t have an SVG file to cut the closure in my leather, I created a template with an 8 1/2 x 11 inch sheet of cardstock and traced it onto the leather. Then I cut out the parts of the closure with my craft knife. If you’re an experienced Cameo user, you could create your own cutting file. The opening for the closure is 1 inch squared, and the top of the slits on the opposite side are 1 inch apart so they fit perfectly inside to 1 inch square.

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Next I added foil accents to my leather cover with the Foil Quill. The back side of real leather will leave fibers and debris on your cutting mat, so I recommend covering the back of your leather piece with a sheet of double sided adhesive. (You can also cover it with masking tape and use a spray adhesive on your mat.) Once I covered the back of the leather, I pealed off the backing and carefully placed it on my mat.

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I used my large bone folder as a brayer to smooth out any bubbles or lumps in the leather to ensure as smooth a foil transfer as possible.

We R Memory Keepers Large Bone Folder

The original Cameo is not made to handle thick materials like the newer models are, so you need to place your leather on the cutting mat so that the edges don’t go under the white rollers at each end of the roller bar. I placed my leather vertically in the center of my mat and that worked great.

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For this project I used the gorgeous rose gold foil. It comes in a 12×96 inch roll and 4×6 sheets. I like to use foil that contrasts nicely with the material I’m using so the foil stands out. I used artwork from the Paige Evans and Heidi Swapp Design Drives.

**It’s important to mention that practicing on scrap paper ahead of time to insure proper placement of foil on your material and your material on your mat will save you some frustration.**

Here are the settings I used on my Sihouette Cameo for foiling with the Rose Gold foil on real leather:

Foil Quill Pen Size: Standard
Action: Sketch
Material: Leatherette (modified)
Speed: 1
Force: 25

I let my Foil Quill pen heat up for 10 mintues to ensure it was plenty hot. Then I loaded up my mat, hit “send” and watched the magic happen! It turned out amazing!

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Clean up was easy after foiling. All I had to do is pull up my leather with the double sided adhesive sheet, and then pull that off the leather and toss it in the trash. No mess on my mat!

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Next I created the binding for my notebook insert. I used the Book Binding Guide to punch holes in the cover spine. Remove the top of the guide by unscrewing the knobs. Line up the top edge of your leather cover against the top of the guide, placing the center of the spine in the groove on the bottom of the guide. Punch the top two circled holes along the center column with the punch tool.

We R Memory Keepers Book Binding Guide

Then punch the last two circled holes at the bottom of the spine.

We R Memory Keepers Book Binding Guide

Thread some elastic cording from the inside of the cover to the outside through the top hole, then thread the elastic back into the inside of the cover through the second hole at the top. Thread the cording through the bottom hole and then back into the inside of the cover through the hole just above the bottom hole. Tie both ends in a knot at the bottom of your cover and trim the excess. Here’s what your finished binding will look like. You’ll slip your notebook insert under the longer of the two elastics inside the cover so that it rests in the middle page of your notebook.

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DIY Leather Traveler's Notebook Cover by Aly Dosdall featuring the We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill

To close the cover, simply pull the left flap over the notebook first, then the right one overlaps the left. Then pull the loop through the opening on the front, and insert your favorite pen!

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If you’d like more room for notebook inserts, just use a longer piece of leather for the cover and add more elastic binding.

DIY Leather Traveler's Notebook Cover by Aly Dosdall featuring the We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill

Thanks for stopping by! If you’ve got Foil Quill projects please share them on Facebook or Instagram and be sure to tag us! Happy foiling friends!

Supplies:

Foil Quill Standard Tip
Rose Gold 12 Inch Foil Roll
Paige Evans Design Drive
Heidi Swapp Design Drive
Amy Tangerine Journal Studio Notebook
Amy Tangerine Journal Pens
Large Bone Folder
Book Binding Guide