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!

We R Memory Keepers Spin It

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

 

 

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.

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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.

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

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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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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.

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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

 

Foil Quill Tutorial Videos

Hello and Happy Friday friends! Today we’ve got some video tutorials to share with you featuring the award-winning new Foil Quill heat pen. We’re so glad you’re excited about this new release! The possibilities are endless with the Foil Quill and you don’t need to buy a new machine! You can use it with most major cutting machines on the market.

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For more information about Foil Quill please visit www.foilquill.com, including the FAQ page which has extensive tips, tricks, and trouble shooting suggestions. Then click below to watch four Foil Quill project ideas and tutorials using paper, photos, vinyl and leather.

If you’ve got a Foil Quill we’d love to see your creations! Share them on Instagram and tag us (@wermemorykeepers) or share them on Facebook and tag us there too! Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Big Happy Jig Hoop Wreath

Hi there We R friends! It’s Aly here on this lovely Monday morning sharing some Big Happy Jig inspiration with you. I’ve noticed a lot of large wire handlettering in home decor, wedding decor, and event decor on the interwebs lately, so when I saw the Big Happy Jig was coming soon I was so excited to DIY that cool look and incoporate it into my own home! Check out what I made with the new Big Happy Jig!

Big Happy Jig Hoop Wreath by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I’ve wanted to make a hoop wreath for a while now, and the large scale wire handlettering possible with the Big Happy Jig lends itself perfectly to this trend.

Big Happy Jig Hoop Wreath by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

The Big Happy Jig works just like the smaller size Happy Jig, only on a much larger scale. It comes with a booklet full of instructions and 20 templates for making fun shapes and words. It also has all the pegs you need, wire cutters and some wire to get you started. You can also use the 80+ free template available on our @werhappyjig Instagram account.

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I love that for a teen or tween bedroom decor or party you can create your designs with battery powered Neon Wire too!

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I picked up the gold hoop wreath at my local craft store, hot glued some silk flowers and greenery to it, and then I left some extra wire at each end of my word so I could wrap it around the hoop to secure it. Place a little dot of hot glue under the wrapped wire on the back of the hoop to keep it from sliding around.

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This project is ideal for home decor, Valentine’s Day decor, wedding decor and more. I’m so excited about the possibilities with this awesome new tool!

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Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Supplies:

Big Happy Jig
USB Power Mini Glue Gun
Ribbon Cutter

Framed Halloween Decor with the Crop-A-Dile

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with a really fun Halloween décor project! It’s no secret how much I love making Halloween décor and this project makes me so happy! String art is all the rage and I wanted to make a spider web. Not wanting to get a hammer and nails involved in this project, I wondered if I could create one with eyelets. Well, yes, yes, I could!

Framed Halloween Decor with the Crop-A-Dile by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Following an image I found online of a spider web, I began by drawing a series of straight lines onto a piece of cardstock in a star or asterisk shape. (Total of 4 lines creating 8 spokes.)

Framed Halloween Decor with the Crop-A-Dile by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

At the ends of each spoke of my shape, I set an eyelet with my Cropdile. An eyelet was also placed in the center where all the lines intersected. For those eyelets, I needed the Cropodile Big Bite to be able to reach father into my piece of cardstock. Finally, in between each eyelet, another one was set.

Framed Halloween Decor with the Crop-A-Dile by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Using baker’s twine, I began stringing through the eyelet openings. I followed the straight lines I drew first by pulling the string up through the center eyelet and down through the end spoke eyelet.

Framed Halloween Decor with the Crop-A-Dile by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Then I followed around the outside “circles” of eyelets with the rest of the twine. Thank you pattern for keeping me straight.

Framed Halloween Decor with the Crop-A-Dile by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I foam mounted the strung cardstock to a piece of black cardstock. The entire panel was placed on a piece of Pebbles Spooky Boo patterned paper, cut to the size of my frame. The sticker, from the same collection, was way too perfect! May contain spiders…ha!

Framed Halloween Decor with the Crop-A-Dile by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Who is ready to make some string art with eyelets?! What other images might you try with this technique?

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers

Pebbles

Baby Project Roundup

Good Monday morning friends, and welcome to Baby Week here on the blog! This week we’re featuring projects that are for babies, baby showers, and soon-to-be mommies. Our design team has cooked up some amazing inspiration for you!

But to get things started, today we’ve got a roundup of past projects for you. Check out the list below of some of our favorite baby themed blog posts!

 

Hot Air Balloon Baby Shower

If you’re planning a baby shower or baby birthday party this spring, here’s a fun idea for a theme–hot air balloons! And what better way to make those hot air balloons than with our DIY Party Honeycomb Pads and Stencils? CLICK HERE for more photos and details about this fun project.

Baby Shower Gift Idea

Make a baby keepsake album and interactive card with the Frame Punch Board and Photo Sleeve Fuse. The mom-to-be will love this sweet handmade gift, and she’ll get to record all the exciting milestones as well. You can find a full tutorial HERE.

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Baby Banner

This darling baby banner would be perfect for a baby shower or baby birthday party! You can learn how to make your own with the Alphabet Punch Board and Banner Punch Board by clicking HERE.

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DIY Baby Animals Board Book

Get out your Cinch binding tool and some book board to make this darling baby gift idea. CLICK HERE for more photos, details, and instructions.

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Letterpress Baby Announcement

The unique and beautiful look of letterpress is the perfect way to announce the arrival of your little one. Learn how to make your own letterpress baby announcements with the Evolution Advanced and Letterpress Kit HERE.

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Cinch Baby Album

Record the changes in your baby during the first year in a special mini album. Take a photo each month, and record the exciting milestones, then bind all your pages together with The Cinch. You can find more photos and details HERE.

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Pregnancy Keepsake Album

Pull out your Photo Sleeve Fuse to make a beautiful pregnancy keepsake album for the mom-to-be. Fill it with 4×6 photo sleeves and journaling cards so she can include monthly photos of her growing belly, plus her feelings about the exciting events to come. CLICK HERE for full instructions.

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Thanks so much for joining us today. We hope this roundup has provided some helpful inspiration for you. Be sure to come back each day this week for more baby themed project ideas from our design team. Crafty cheers!

Honeycomb Cupcake Pop-up Card + Video Tutorial

Hello there We R fans, Aly here today! Have you subscribed to our YouTube channel? If not, you definitely need to check it out! We’ve got tons of tool demos, tutorials, and project ideas to inspire you and help you get the most out of your favorite We R products.

Since we’re in the middle of Party Week, I thought I’d share a fun birthday card video tutorial from our YouTube channel. Our DIY Party Honeycomb Pads come in small and large sizes, and are perfect for making party decor for any celebration. But, did you know you that they’re also perfect for lots of other paper craft projects, including pop-up cards? Scroll through the photos, and then check out the video below to see how I used the honeycomb pads and the DIY Party Paper Pad to made this festive cupcake pop-up card!

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Supplies:

DIY Party Honeycomb Pads, Ocean
DIY Party Honeycomb Pads, Blossom
DIY Party Paper Pad
Cakes and Candles Die Cut Ephemera
Cakes and Candles Wood Stickers

Goodie Bag Lanterns + Winner!

We’ve reached the end of Goodie Bag week here on the blog, and Chantalle has got an awesome project to share with you today! But first, we’ve got some giveaway business to attend to. The winner of the Goodie Bag Guide and Oh Goodie collection items is…

I’m doing a charity crop for animal rescue and these goodie bags would be amazing! Not to mention how perfect they would be for parties. And I LOVE the Vintage Clothspins!

Congratulations! Please send an email to alydosdall@gmail.com with “Goodie Bag Winner” in the subject line. Include your name and shipping address and we’ll get your prize shipped out to you asap. Now for some Goodie Bag project inspiration!

 

Hello We R fans! Chantalle here and I’d love to share a fun idea you can make for an outdoor event or a special BBQ, using the DIY Party Goodie Bag Guide and the beautiful Oh Goodie ombré glassine papers.

Goodie Bag Lantern by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

These glassine papers are so pretty and come in a pack of gorgeous patterns and soft ombré shades. It’s impossible to pick a favourite, so I chose to use all the colours in the pack! I love the translucency of the papers and thought they would work really well with a source of light, so I decided to create some goodie bag lanterns.

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I wanted small lanterns so I chose to create with an 8x8inch size paper, which would create a bag of about 3.5 inches across. The Goodie Bag Guide comprises of four sections, which can be removed to suit the size of the finished bag. For my size, I worked with Section A, C & D combined.

Don’t forget to align your guide with the size of the paper you are working with and tear in stages, not all in one long pull, to avoid ripping the paper.

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Once the bags were all prepared, I simply folded in the sides, applied runner tape to seal and folded up the bottom. So simple!

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Next, for a bit of texture, I ran the bags through my Evolution Advanced with this cute Next Level ‘Woven’ embossing folder.

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If you would like to use this method, please open the bag very carefully so as not to rip the delicate paper. I really love the woven effect!

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Next, I popped a LED tealight candle into each bag.

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The Oh Goodie collection comes with the cutest stickers, wooden pegs, starburst closures and decorative paperclips. I love these stickers and simply folded some over at intervals in between my lanterns along the length of my twine.

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To keep my lanterns secure (but also allow me to open the bags to switch the lights off when not in use) I’ve secured each with a little paperclip and a starburst for an extra pop of colour.

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My pretties all strung up…

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Don’t they look lovely in the evening!

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Wishing you lots of hours of fun with your Goodie Bags!

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Supplies:

 

DIY Party Goodie Bag Guide

Oh Goodie Glassine Paper, Ombré

Oh Goodie Gold Foiled Stickers

Oh Goodie Silver Foiled Stickers

Oh Goodie Starburst Closure

Oh Goodie Decorative Paper Clips

Next Level Embossing Folders ‘Woven’

Evolution Advanced Die-cutting/Embossing Machine

 

Honey I’m Home Banner

Hi there, Laura here. Since I am new here, you may not know, but I love making banners with the Banner Punch Board. They are so easy to make with the punch board, you can make one for any occasion.

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The new Honey I’m Home line of papers and embellishments is adorable! The entire collection is perfect for any paper project you want to make for your home. This collection focuses on home, family and all the things we do at home. Today, I am going to show you how to make an adorable Honey I’m Home Banner that will work perfectly to hang above my kitchen window.

I chose papers that would work well in my kitchen. The great thing about using supplies from one collection is you can’t really go wrong in making everything coordinate.

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I started by trimming the papers that were going to be cut in a flag shape to 5.5 inches wide. Then, lining up the paper with the white vertical lines in the punch board, use the cutting blade at the top of the board to trim the bottom edges of the banner. Then trim those cut pieces to 7 inches long.

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Next I cut three pennant shaped banner pieces by lining up the top edge of the paper on the blue horizontal line to indicate 7 inches. This way, all the banner pieces will be the same length.

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Punch holes in top of all the banner pieces.

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Since the papers had a lot going on and were so cute just by themselves, I left all the pennant shaped banner pieces plain.

 

For the flag shaped banner pieces I created an embellishment for each one. The base of each embellishment was cut to 4 inches by 4 inches. The ‘Real Life’ paper had sayings on one side that were each already this size. I used one that said “our happy crazy busy family”. I attached it to the banner piece with adhesive foam squares. I used a circle Ephemera piece to add to the bottom of the square, again using foam squares to attach it.

 

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I used the same process of layering papers and Ephemera pieces with adhesive foam squares for the other two banner flags, as well. I like using Adhesive Squares on banners to give them some extra dimension.

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I used a light teal Ribbon to string the banner together.

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Because the papers are double sided, you can even reverse the banner!

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Supplies:

Banner Punch Board
Honey I’m Home Papers and Ephemera
Paper Trimmer
Adhesive Foam Squares
Ribbon

FUSEables Card Kit Mini Album | Video Tutorial

Hello friends! Have you subscribed to our YouTube channel? We’ve got tons of tool demos, tutorials, and project ideas to inspire you and help you get the most out of your favorite We R products, so be sure to check it out.

We thought it would be fun today to share one of our recent project videos using our Fuse tool with the FUSEables collection.  Our FUSEables Card Kit is great for making cards with the Photo Sleeve Fuse, but in this project video Aly Dosdall shows you how to use the kit to make an easy but darling mini album with The Cinch. Scroll down to find the video below the photos. Isn’t this a great gift idea for your sweetie for Valentine’s Day?

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Supplies:

FUSEables Everyday Card Kit
FUSEables Ephemera
Photo Sleeve Fuse
Fuse Mat
The Cinch
Cinch Wires