My inspiration for this project was the cute washi roll with the days of the week. You could use it for your planner, Project Life or layouts, but I think it was perfect for this little project!
To make the Menu Planner you could use a whiteboard or, like I did, whiteboard vinyl. If you use vinyl you can attach it directly to your fridge, wall or windows. My kitchen has poor natural light so, for the sake of the tutorial, I attached it to a sheet of cardboard first.
Use the thin pink washi tape to make a frame on your whiteboard and mark where you want your divisions using the Supreme Ruler. My whiteboard was 17 inches long so my Supreme Ruler was very helpful!
Following your marks and make your divisions with the same pink washi tape.
Use thickers to make your title and align it with the Supreme Ruler.
Use the Washi Chomper to create banners with the days of the week. This tool is very easy to use and you can have perfectly trimmed washi tape with just one touch. It has an alignment tool and a removable base so you can easily get out small pieces that may remain attached to the base.
To create the banner simply fold the washi tape in half and insert it into your tool. You can easily cut through two layers of washi tape.
Hang the banner on the top of your Menu Planner.
Now your Menu Planner is ready, all you have to do is write the meals with a dry erase marker and you are done!
Washi Tape is great to decorate and the new We R Washi tape rolls come in a variety of colors that I am sure you are going to love!
If you are a washi lover this tool is going to be your stash’s best friend. Can you think of a cool project with the Washi Chomper?
Have a great week!
Hello WRMK fans and welcome back to the blog. Chantalle with you today to share this piece of wall art I created with the help of my Heidi Swapp Minc Machine, the Evolution Advanced, and some mixed media supplies.
It’s a combination of watercolour paint, some beautiful teal foil and embellishment layers. I really love the way it turned out – I definitely need to find more time to create art!
As mentioned, the initial layer consists of some broad watercolour strokes in gentle tones. When it was dry, I gave it a mist with some white Dylusions mist together with my very favourite Dear Lizzy stencil.
Over that, I then used a Heidi Swapp Art Screen with some Heidi Swap Minc Reactive Paint. One simply lays the stencil over the project and applies the art screen paint/ink or in this case, the Reactive Paint, through the stencil. Note: Make sure to remove the stencil carefully. The bottom is mildly adhesive but can stick to areas that have media on them. Also, make sure you wash your stencil straight away. The material of the stencil is reusable which is awesome.
Once the paint was dry, I placed some Teal Min Reactive Foil over the stenciled areas and ran it through my Minc Machine on heat setting 3.
If some areas didn’t cover perfectly, it just added to the feel of the project!
Over the top of the foil detail, I have also added some Vicki Boutin Acrylic Paint in Cotton Candy colour. The soft pink was applied through a spotty Heidi Swapp stencil, which came in a Minc Starter Kit.
Another accent which I have used for a bit more interest, are these Jane Davenport Rub On Transfers. Shaped like little brush marks, these transfers go on beautifully over a bit of texture and they have an ever-so-subtle transparency about them, so they don’t overpower everything underneath.
Now it was time to add some pretty elements to my art. I hand cut a figure from my Jane Davenport Paper Pad and placed it off-centre. I really wanted to keep as much detail from the base layer as possible.
You will also notice I have used some floral elements. The flower shapes were cut from an old book I bought for next to no money at a thrift store. I placed the flower metal die shapes from a Vicki Boutin Stamp & Die Set, onto my Evolution Magnetic Cutting Mat and proceeded to run them through my Evolution Advanced. I absolutely LOVE my magnetic mat. It eliminates waste as I can line my dies up perfectly and they don’t budge when I pop them through the die cut machine.
You might also see lots and lots of little markings on the project, which were created with Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers. I love these little babies and the colours I used on this piece were ‘Beach’ and ‘Jellyfish’.
I just love how all of the elements have come together!
Thank you so much for joining me today.
Dear Lizzy Stencil
Vicki Boutin Acrylic Paint Cotton Candy
WRMK Wildflower Stickers
Hello and welcome to Punch Week here on the blog. This week we’re focusing on our fabulous punches (as opposed to punch boards), and our designers will be sharing projects they’ve made with these crafter’s staples. Let’s get things started with a darling mobile made with the Garland Punch by Laura Silva.
Hey there, We R readers, Laura here! One thing I love about We R tools is that they are so versatile. You can use each one for so many different projects. Today, I am sharing how to create this hanging mobile using the DIY Party garland punch. Instead of making the traditional garland for party decor, I used the punch to create a pretty paper rainbow mobile.
To start with you will need a rainbow assortment of cardstock. I love the DIY party pad colors. I used 10 solid colors and one gold sheet. I suggest using double-sided cardstock for this project. The gold has white on the back, but the rest of the cardstock is the same on both sides.You will also need the circle garland punch and a wooden embroidery hoop.
I used the punch to cut out twelve circles of each color.
As you create your strand, loop one with the “hook” part facing up, and then on the next one, do the “hook” facing down. This way when the garland hangs, it will look 3D rather than flat.
I wanted there to be a little variety in the mobile as it turned around, so for each of the strands, I used one circle of each of the colors. Then, I would choose one color and use two circles for that strand of that particular color. This is why I cut out 12 of each of the eleven colors.
I laid them out as I went to be sure I could keep track of what I was doing. Plus, this also allowed me to vary which strand I used as I added them to the embroidery hoop.
Using strong, clear fishing line, I tied a knot at the top of each garland strand. I used a little dab of superglue on the knots to be sure they didn’t come apart.
I cut each fishing line strand 8 inches long and attached them to the inner hoop of the embroidery hoop. Again, I tied a knot around the hoop and used a little super glue to keep the knot in tact. After the glue dried, I trimmed off all the excess fishing line.
On the outside hoop, I used three two-foot lengths of white and gold twine. I looped each one around the hoop, and then gathered all the strands at the top and tied a knot. Evenly space out the twine until the hoop lies flat.
Attach the inner hoop inside the outer hoop and tighten.
I love how this turned out. You could really do any color combination. It looks beautiful spinning around.
DIY Party Garland Punch
DIY Party 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad
I’ve created a leaf table runner, which is the perfect size for my coffee table and looks great on the dinner table too! I love the warm shades, which coordinate beautifully with my furniture.
I love the organic shapes the leaves take on when joined together!
I started this project off by grabbing some coloured felt from my local craft store. These sheets were A4 size and I got two sheets in four different shades. I then used my beautiful rose gold fabric scissors that come in a 2 pack. The other pair of Stitch Happy scissors is a platinum colour and has been created specifically for paper. These two beauties, combined with my gold ones make the perfect molten trio!
I cut out as many leaf shapes as I could get out of each sheet of felt, varying the sizes of the leaves, so I had a good mix of shapes and colours. I chose to keep the shape quite simple this time, but it would also be fun to mix different leaf shapes I think!
I ran each leaf through my Stitch Happy Sewing Machine using White Multimedia Thread for the main vein down the centre. I then switched to a regular weight thread and continued to sew a few more, finer veins branching out along each leaf.
NOTE: Remember to change out your needle to match your thread weight.
I love the awesome texture the Multimedia Thread adds to the leaves. As you can imagine, between two rounds of stitching, there were plenty of ends to snip off!
Another tip would be to backstitch when starting and ending each line of stitching. This will prevent your hard work from coming undone once you snip off excess thread.
When all the leaves were complete, I laid them out on some baking paper on my dining room table. I did this because I chose to use hot glue to adhere them together and didn’t want to risk damaging the table. I actually used low melt temperature glue sticks, which weren’t as scalding on the old fingertips!!
The reason for the hot glue was also because I could get a strong bond, quickly without risking movement of the leaves while waiting for glue to dry. I also preferred this method to sewing them together as I felt I had just the right amount of visible stitching. This felt was already slightly stiff, so I didn’t have to use any backing material. One could use Fusing material if your felt was softer and you would prefer it to be a bit more rigid. One could even back sections with cork to make it heat resistant on the table!
Here is a full-length shot of the runner. I think it would make quite a nice wall hanging as well!
Here is a closer look at the stitching. You will love and adore sewing with thicker multimedia threads with the Stitch Happy!
This project is easily adapted to suit different seasons or special events.
I hope you will give it a try!
Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today!
We don’t know about you, but one of our favorite parts of summer is traveling! Whether it’s just a weekend away at the beach, or a long trip abroad, travel memories are so worth documenting and celebrating. This week our design team is sharing travel themed projects to inspire your summer memory-keeping. Kimberly’s up first with a beautiful travel photo display.
Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with the PhotoLights Photo Strand today. When I first saw this product, I squealed in delight! How fun to be able to add photos to a light strand! I have so many ideas for using these. And being able to interchange the images in each photo box easily, you will have a blast with these as well!
To begin with, your photos MUST be printed on the Printable Backlit Photo Paper. This paper needs to be printed on with an inkjet printer. Place the photo paper in your printer so that it prints on the less glossy side. When you pick up the paper, you will be able to see and feel the difference.
Because the PhotoLights Photo Strand has boxes for 10 photos, I knew that I wanted to print all of my photos on one sheet of the Printable Backlit Photo Paper. The dimensions for each photo are included on a handy card inside the box. The photos need to be 2 3/16” square. Using an editing program (Photoshop), I made each of my photos that size.
I placed each square image on a blank document. The document was letter-sized (8.5” x 11”), with a transparent background, and set at 300 dpi (high quality for printing). Once all the photos were on the document, I saved it as a .jpg and sent it to the printer.
The Printable Backlit Photo Paper cuts easily with scissors. You can also print standard size photos and use the handy dimension card to trace on your photos for cutting.
The photos slide in and out of the top of the box easily. First tip; put the photos in the boxes after you hang the strand. Trust me. Second tip; if your photo box tips to one side or the other after you hang them, your photos are square, so simply reorient the photo.
While photographing these lights, I came up with several fun ways to use the PhotoLights Photo Strand! One way would be to hang them on your deck, as I have done here. I used string to tie the ends to my deck rails. Sitting on my deck is one of my favorite places in the world. Adding these lights from our trip to Hawaii lets me enjoy my second favorite place on earth at the same time!
I also hung the lights from yard stakes. They would make a cute way to line the sidewalk or driveway leading up to a backyard party or wedding. I also thought putting them on a Christmas tree would be ADORABLE. But my husband said that since it was July, the tree would be staying in the attic.
With the lights being battery powered (3 AA batteries), they can be used just about anywhere. The switch also has a timer, allowing you to leave them on steadily, or have them shut off after a certain amount of time. There is also a USB port for power. I love how vibrant they are at night!
How will you show off photos in your PhotoLights Photo Strand?
Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here. After three boys, my little girl was so much fun to plan for. I chose a vintage color scheme for her nursery that is still going strong in her room today – aqua, yellow and red. Pistachio green, teal blue and strawberry red have snuck in over the years, and that combo of colors was so fun to work with when I made this pom pom rug her for room:
This is a great project if you have leftover skeins of yarn that aren’t enough for a larger project, but are too big to be tossed. I pulled all the colors I had that fell into the palette of her room, then got to work with my DIY Party Pom Pom maker. I chose to use the large size, but the small and medium (or a combination of any sizes) would work well, too.
I made the dozens of pom poms while watching tv over a few weeks. The process is easy, but a little bit tedious. The wrapping and cutting and shaping are a great “mindless” task if you need to relax.
In the last step of making the pom poms, you shape the pom pom by giving it a bit of a haircut. During this process, do not cut off the tails of the knot you made while assembling the pom pom. You will need these strings to tie the pom poms to the rug base. I used shelf liner for my base. I love that it is non-slip – perfect for a rug in an active little girl’s room!
The yarns I used had different textures, so the pom poms ended up being slightly different sizes, even though I used the large tool to make all of them. Instead of a perfect pattern, I ended up with random arrangement and I love the result!
When I put the rug in my little girl’s room, she snuggled her toes into it and said, “It’s so comfy, mom!” She loves it and I love that I was able to bring all these fun colors to the floor. What’s your favorite color combination? I bet it would look great as a pom pom rug! Happy creating!
Hey there friends! It’s Aly Dosdall joining you again today, and I’m glad you’re here! I’m loving Beach Week so far–what fabulous beach themed project ideas we’ve seen so far! Today I’m sharing an idea for displaying your precious beach trip memories in a beautiful and unique way.
A couple of years ago my hubby and I had the chance to spend a week in Hawaii. He just happened to have a work conference there–how convenient, right?
I made an album with our photos and memories of the trip, but it was such a fun vacation that I really wanted to have some of our favorite photos on display in our home, so I created this beach themed light box photo frame using elements from the Photo Lights collection and the Crate Paper Oasis paper collection.
I started by creating an 8×8 photo collage with nine photos in my Google Photos app. There are several ways to create photo collages. Some of my favorites are picmonkey.com (PC), the Layout app from Instagram (smartphone), and Google Photos (PC or smartphone).
Next, I printed my photo collage onto the Photo Lights Backlit Printable Film using my inkjet printer (you can also use a laser printer). I trimmed it to 8×8 inches to fit my 8×8 Photo Lights Frame. Then I gathered some rub-ons from the Photo Lights collection, as well as some other embellishments.
I added the rub-on directly to the photo collage first, and then inserted it into the magnetic frame. Then I added the remaining embellishments on the outside of the frame for some dimension.
To add to the Hawaiian beach theme of the project, I layered some Gold Fringe Tape on the top edge of the frame. It reminds me of a grass skirt or a tiki bar!
The Photo Lights frames are a great way to stylishly and easily display your favorite memories. Keep them for your own space, or give them away for the perfect gift. Thanks for joining me friends, and have a happy crafty day!
I have had this huge frame over my mantle for months because I couldn’t figure out what to do with it. When my Supreme Ruler arrived I knew it was the perfect size to make a Grid Watercolor Frame.
I started by cutting my cardstock with my Supreme Ruler and my exacto knife. Because the ruler has a non slip bottom and it is 18 inches long I was able to do this with one cut.
Next I marked the inside of my frame and made marks with my ruler every 2 cm. The Supreme Ruler has inches and centimeters and it is transparent, allowing you to make precise measurements for your projects.
After I had marked all my sides I created my grid.
I am no expert when it comes to watercolor, I simply filled every diagonal with a different color and tried to use a rainbow pattern.
I let my watercolors dry and then erased all my pencil marks.
This project was easy and fun! The Supreme Ruler with its metal rim, non slip bottom, easy grip handle and size was a huge help! I am already thinking on my next Supreme Ruler project. What would you use your Supreme Ruler for?
Have a great day!
Hi everybody! Soraya here with you today to show you a cute and fun tutorial using the incredible Stitch Happy sewing machine. And I can tell you that the simple fact of using it will surely make you happy!
So to show you how amazing is this multimedia sewing machine, I made a cactus frame decor for my daughter’s bedroom using felt, fabrics, papers and some colorful threads and twines.
First of all, I used my Supreme Ruler to cut the black felt in the right dimensions so it can fit the background of the frame (I removed the glass for this project).
Then I used one of the cards from the Stitch Happy Card Kit and the DIY Party Board to create the pocket where all the different cactus will “grow”.
In this card kit, there are also lots of happy diecuts to decorate so I grabbed the bike and stitched it to the pocket with some pink thread. The result is awesome! After that I sewed the pocket directly on the black felt which is now the background of the frame decor.
To set the title “HELLO” I put some washi tape on the letters so that they can stay in place. I removed the washi tape just after the sewing process.
Let’s draw the cactus! I used different shades of green fabrics to make them. They are so delicate and cute, I love how they turned!
Then I started to sew them all with some yellow thread! For the big cactus on the front, I used the “back” button of the sewing machine to create the needles and it worked very well!
To finish this frame decor I put back the background in the white frame and glued some resin flowers and leaves on it!
Hope this project will inspire you to create with the Stitch Happy sewing machine, I had a lot of fun making this frame and my daughter is more than happy to decorate her room with it!
Happy Creating everyone and until next time!
Black, brown and ivory felt, green fabrics and resin embellishments
A white frame