Make a Christmas Countdown House with Basic Craft Tools

Hi everyone! Soraya here today to share a merry DIY using the basic tools from We R Memory Keepers and the gorgeous DCWV Merry & Bright Christmas stack! I’m so excited to show you how I made this little house from A to Z thanks to the Supreme Ruler, the cutting knife and some white cardboard. You can find supplies for this project at Joann Stores or on their website.

Christmas Countdown by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Christmas Countdown by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Christmas Countdown by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

This house is full of 24 little boxes I had fun to make with the 1-2-3 Punch Board! Here is how I made them : according to the chart of sizes you have on the board, I cut the papers to the right dimension before scoring them with the board. Just follow the instructions and you will see how fun and easy it is to create lots of pretty boxes!

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I basically created 2 boxes of each dimension (and 4 for the first size) following the chart!

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Once all the boxes were done, I placed them in a rectangle shape to see how I could fit them all in the future house. It’s like a Tetris game !

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Then on a piece of paper I drew all the contours and lines that would become the “shelves” of the house ! Here is a sneak of the measures I used:
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With the Supreme Ruler and the cutting knife I started cutting all the pieces I needed for making the structure of the house and the first walls. I placed them with the hot glue gun which is perfectly strong for this kind of surface.

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Heres’s a tip for you: trace the lines with a pencil before using the hot glue gun to make sure everything fits well!

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Don’t hesitate to place all the boxes as you go so that you can easily estimate the dimensions of the walls !

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Finish the house by adding a roof out of white cardboard.

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Time to decorate! In the “Merry & Bright” stack, there are some papers where you can fussycut cute designs to make your own labels. I used the Word Punch Board to make all the numbers from 1 to 24 on a black cardstock and I love how it turned out!

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And here is the final Advent House ! I just loved making this project, the papers from DCWV are perfect and the We R Memory Keepers tools are always my best friends when I want to create !

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I hope you had fun joining me today with this merry and bright DIY ! Happy creating everyone !

Soraya.

Supplies :

Supreme Ruler

USB Power Hot Glue Gun

Cutting Knife

Scissors

DCWV papers

Word Punch Board

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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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:

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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

Make Mini Grapevine Pom Pom Wreaths for Thanksgiving

Mini Grapevine Pom Pom Wreaths for Thanksgiving by Rebecca Lumiarias for We R Memory Keepers

Happy November!  It’s Rebecca with you today with some Thanksgiving home decor that’s close to my heart.  I grew up in the middle of a vineyard; my dad was a grape farmer for the first several years of my life, with vineyards and wineries becoming a prominent staple of our community.  Harvest was most often complete by this time of year, but my mother always had grapevine wreaths hanging around the house year-round.  This is also the time of year that she passed away, so I get extra sentimental and nostalgic in November, especially as we enter the holiday season.  This year, I decided to put that nostalgia to use with a fun project centered around mini grapevine wreaths.

Mini Grapevine Pom Pom Wreaths for Thanksgiving by Rebecca Lumiarias for We R Memory Keepers

This is also my favorite time of year for yarn pom-poms–they’re so cozy!–and I knew they’d play a big role in this project.  Here are a few things you’ll need if you’d like to re-create these:

Mini grapevine wreaths (4″ – 6″ diameter in center; found in most craft stores)

Patterned paper (Mine is from the Faded Floral stack by DCWV)

Yarn of your choice

Glue gun

Glue Dots

The Works All-In-One Tool (or Pom-Pom Makers and Paper Cutter)

Circle Spin & Trim

Embellishments of your choice, including ribbon

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I began by choosing my paper background; as mentioned, the papers are from the Faded Floral paper pad from DCWV; I chose these for their fall patterns and colors.

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It’s easiest to trim the papers down a bit before cutting out the circles.  The Works All-In-One tool is pulling double duty on this project, acting as my paper trimmer and I also used it to create my pom-poms.  For the 6″ wreaths, I cut circles that were 5 1/2″ so I cut my paper down to a size of 6 1/2″ x 12″; this ensures that there is enough excess for the points of the Spin & Trim to hold so the paper doesn’t shift while you’re cutting the circle.  The smaller wreaths have circles that are 4″ so the paper length I chose was 4 1/2″ x 9″.

Mini Grapevine Pom Pom Wreaths for Thanksgiving by Rebecca Lumiarias for We R Memory Keepers

You’ll need to decide what (if anything) to put in the center of the wreath.  My wreaths focus on giving thanks and gratitude, and I was able to use a couple of sentiments and designs from a sheet of 3×4 cards in the Faded Floral stack.  I chose one that said ‘thank you’ in the center of another wreath–it was a perfect fit for this project!  It also makes a good gift or gift topper.  I trimmed ‘Grateful’ down from another of the cards to place in the center of my second small wreath.

Mini Grapevine Pom Pom Wreaths for Thanksgiving by Rebecca Lumiarias for We R Memory Keepers

Mini Grapevine Pom Pom Wreaths for Thanksgiving by Rebecca Lumiarias for We R Memory Keepers

I used more of the cards in the background for my larger wreaths, but I used a ‘blessed’ and ‘thankful’ die with my Mini Evolution for the sentiments.

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After my general designs were set, it was time to make some pom-poms.  I already had The Works tool out so I just used that to whip them up, choosing fall colors that complemented the colors of the papers I used in the wreath interiors.  I made a couple different sizes of pom-pom; with The Works Tool, the further your 2 plastic straws are from each other, the larger your pom-pom will be, so if you want to make a small one, place them closer together.  Also, the more yarn you wind around the plastic straws, the fuller your pom-poms will be.

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It was time to assemble the wreaths; I hot glued everything in place.  The paper is the trickiest part because the wreaths are not flat on the back.  In some spots, I had to use a few glue dots that I molded with my fingers to act as an adhesive bridge between the paper and wreath.  *If you’re adding ribbon, add the ribbon BEFORE you attach the paper!

Mini Grapevine Pom Pom Wreaths for Thanksgiving by Rebecca Lumiarias for We R Memory Keepers

Glue the pom-poms on with hot glue.  I added some wood leaves that I got at the craft store as an extra bit of embellishment, too.

Mini Grapevine Pom Pom Wreaths for Thanksgiving by Rebecca Lumiarias for We R Memory Keepers

These would make cute hostess or teacher gifts, or just hang one on each bedroom door in your home–my mom always hung something on the outside of our doors for each season; these would have been right up her alley!

 

Supplies:

WRMK:

The Works All-In-One Tool

Circle Spin ‘N Trim

Mini Evolution

Other:

Faded Floral Paper Stack (DCWV)

 

Thanksgiving Project Roundup

Happy Monday crafters, and Happy November! Now that the Halloween fun is done, we’re ready for the holidays! Today we’ve got a roundup of Thanksgiving themed projects to inspire your holiday crafting. Scroll down and get ready to PIN!

Thanksgiving Place Card Ideas

The Word Punch Board is ideal for custom place cards for the holidays, and THIS BLOG POST has some really pretty inspiration featuring that popular tool. Check it out!

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Gratitude Journal Ideas

If you’re in the habit of keeping a gratitude journal, the Journal Studio tools and accessories are perfect for you! Learn some cool tips and tricks on journaling for Thanksgiving from our blog HERE.

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Pocket Thank You Cards

Add an interactive element to your thank you cards with the Pocket Punch Board! CLICK HERE for more photos and details about these beautiful handmade cards.

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Thanksgiving Favor Boxes

Combine holiday favor boxes with placecards and make these adorable Thanksgiving Favor Boxes with the 123 Punch Board! We love these cuties, and they’re easy to make. CLICK HERE for more details.

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Thanksgiving Table Centerpiece

Make your own colored and scented candles for a custom Thanksgiving Centerpiece with The Wick candle maker. You can find instructions for this project on the blog HERE.

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We hope these ideas have inspired you to create something unique for the upcoming holidays! We’d love to see what you make. Be sure to share your holiday creations on our Facebook page HERE.

 

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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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?

Make a Halloween Mini Album with the Foil Quill

Hello We R fans! It’s Aly here with you today to share an easy and impactful Halloween scrapbooking project. I used the Foil Quill and my Silhouette Cameo to create custom foiled patterned paper and titles to make my album. Check it out!

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This spooky album includes pockets I made with the Pocket Punch Board that are stitched together. I adhered photos onto tags that I inserted in each of the pockets.

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Here are some of the inside pages:

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Let me show you how I made this Foil Quill Halloween Mini Album! First, I foiled some spider web designs on black cardstock to make custom foiled patterned paper. I sized the images to 6 inches so I could cut them down and make 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 pockets.

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Using the Magnetic Mat made the job quicker since I was foiling only and not cutting. I used the Standard Tip and a Silver 12×12 Foil Sheet. The spider web designs are from my personal SVG library, and the words and phrases are from THIS Hello Heidi Digital Halloween Bundle.

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I trimmed the paper down to the size indicated on the Pocket Punch Board to make 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 inch notch pockets, and made my pockets.

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I cut tags from different black and white patterned papers with the Tag Punch Board, and then I punched out some stars and half moons using the Mini Clear Cut Punches.

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Here are the rest of the inside pages:

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Thanks for stopping by! I hope this Halloween craft has inspired your spooky crafting this fall. Enjoy the rest of your week!

Supplies:
Foil Quill Standard Pen
Magnetic Mat
12×12 Silver Foil
Black Foil Quill Cardstock
Pocket Punch Board
Tag Punch Board
Clear Cut Mini Punches–Star and Circle
Book Binding Guide
Stitch Happy Thread–Red

 

Foil Pumpkin Ornaments with the Freestyle Pen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tie ribbon to the top of the ornament to hang.

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

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

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

 

Supplies

Wood Pumpkin Ornament Blanks

Orange and Green Acrylic Paint

Foil Quill Freestyle Pens

Foil Quill Heat Activated Foil Sheets, Flamingo

Foil Quill Heat Activated Foil Sheets, Peacock

Flourish Heatwave Stencil

Ribbon

 

How to Foil on 3D Projects with the Freestyle Pen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Thanks so much for stopping by.

Steffi

 

Supplies:
Freestyle Pens
Rose Gold Foil

Halloween Pocket Party Favors

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Supplies:

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

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