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

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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

 

 

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

 

 

DIY Graduation Party Decor

Hello everyone! It’s Eva on the blog today sharing a Graduation Party Decor made with the  new 1 inch Clear Cut Punches

DIY Graduation Party Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The new Clear Cut Punches come in 4 new shapes: heart, circle, square and star; and they are the perfect addition to your craft tools. I love that I can punch anywhere I want and that I can see exactly were I am cutting before punching.

First of all, I made some toppers, I used my star Clear Cut Punch and attached the shapes on some skewers, easy and fast!

Graduation Cupcake Toppers with the We R Memory Keepers 1 inch Clear Cut Punches

I also made a banner with this lovely polka dot cardstock from Bazzill. I cut some banners with my Banner Punch Board and then used my Ribbon Stitching Tool and some yarn to embellish the top.

DIY Graduation Banner with the We R Memory Keepers Banner Punch Board and the Ribbon Stitching Tool

With the Circle and Star Clear Cut Punches I made a quick garland. I used my Hot Glue Gun and some cotton yarn to assemble everything.

DIY Graduation Party Decor with the We R Memory Keepers 1 Inch Clear Cut Punches

What graduation party would be without a graduation hat? I used my Square Clear Cut Punch, a strip of paper and a mini tassel to create mini hat for my straws. They are super cute!

DIY Graduation Party Decor with the We R Memory Keepers 1 Inch Clear Cut Punches

Finally, I used my mini Alphabet Punch Board to spell “Congrats”, you can add a personalized message if you want!

We R Memory Keepers Mini Alphabet Punch Board

My banners turned out great! The gold and black combo is perfect for a graduation party and you can use them on many occasions!

DIY Graduation Party Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The Ribbon Stitching Tool is not only for ribbons! Try waving paper, yarn or fabric.

DIY Graduation Party Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I put the skewers on muffins but you can use them of sandwiches, cupcakes or a cake, that would be super fun!

DIY Graduation Party Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I had so much fun preparing everything for this party! I love when I can use my We R Tools in different ways! Are you making a graduation party this year?

DIY Graduation Party Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for joining me today!

Eva

 

Supplies
Clear Cut Punches

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Banner Punch Board

Hot Glue Gun
Ribbon Stitching Tool

 

 

Outer Space Party Decor with the Foil Quill

Hello We R Memory Keepers fans! Soraya here today to share a birthday party theme decor using the amazing Foil Quill! I’m so excited to show you another way of using this fantastic tool : with adhesive vinyl!

  Outer Space Party Decor with the Foil Quill by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

First of all, you will need navy blue adhesive vinyl by DCWV and Champagne foil in the Foil Quill collection. Place the vinyl on your cutting mat and use the scrapper Basic Tool to flatten it. Then place the foil sheet on the vinyl, make sure it is completely flattened and stretched, then secure it down using the placement tape. Here is another tip: use the mini rotaty cutter to cut the foil!

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Grab the A adaptator if you work on a Silhouette machine like me and screw the Standard Tip inside. Plug the tip to a power bank and wait five-ten minutes until it heats. Place the cutting mat in your Silhouette then you’re ready to launch the foiling and cutting process!

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I used the pretty designs in one of the five USB drives and went with the moon, stars and planet! In my Silhouette Studio software, I first choose the designs then made the contours to cut them all.

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And the magic happened! Look how shiny and bright the Champagne Foil is on the blue navy adhesive vinyl! Love the contrast!

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I also used the Alphabet Punch Board to create a “To The Moon And Back” banner.

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And voilà! Welcome to the Outer Space Party! Love how the Foil Quill adds so much light and sparkling accents to the birthday party!

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The yummy Outer Space cupcakes are made with a new food crafting kit “Homemade with Love” by American Crafts! You can find them at Michael’s Stores. The kit includes: frosting and batter mix, instructions, cupcake liners and cupcake toppers!

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Hope you had fun joining me today for this fun project! Happy creating everyone and until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Foil Quill

Champagne Foil roll

Scrapper Basic Tool

Cutter Basic Tool

Cutting mat

USB drive Foil Quill

Adhesive vinyl by DCWV

Alphabet Punch Board

 

 

 

Foil Quill Project Roundup

Happy Friday! To kick off the weekend we’re sharing some Foil Quill project inspiration that we think you’re going to love.

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So, sit back and get ready for some eye candy!

Foiled Leather Earrings

Foil Quill transfers beautifully onto leather to create unique custom crafts, jewelry, DIY projects and more.

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Foiled Handmade Cards

Make your greetings extra elegant with foiled designs made with the Foil Quill!

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Foil Quill Home Decor

Foil Quill makes beautiful DIY home decor! Your projects will definitely shine with custom foil designs and accents.

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Wedding Decor with the Foil Quill

The gorgeous shimmer of Foil Quill designs is perfect for custom wedding or shower decor.

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We hope you’ve enjoyed some Foil Quill inspiration. We’re excited that this amazing new tool will soon be available at retailers, are you? Leave a comment below if you can’t wait for Foil Quill!

Valentine’s Day Project Roundup

Hello and Happy Friday friends! We’re looking forward to the weekend, but first we want to share some awesome Valentine’s Day project inspiration with you. Here are our Top 5 Most Popular Valentine’s Day Projects from 2018!

Gate Fold Valentine

There’s something special about a handmade valentine, and this beauty is not exception! CLICK HERE to find out how to make a gate fold valentine using the Trim and Score Board and the 3 Way Corner Punch.

Handmade Gift: Envelope Photo Album

This cute little photo album is a great gift idea to share with your valentine. It’s easy to make with the Mini Envelope Punch Board. For a full tutorial CLICK HERE.

Envelope Photo Album by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Love Notes Cupcake Toppers

If you’re throwing a Valentine’s Day party these Mini Envelope Punch Board cupcake toppers are the perfect way to tell your guests how much they mean to you. Not only are they cute, but they each hold a little love note. You can find the how-to featuring the HERE.

Love Note Cupcake Toppers with the Mini Envelope Punch Board by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Valentine’s Day Scrapbook Page

Document the one you love with a cool grid pattern scrapbook layout. The easiest way to make multiple squares or rectangles is the Square Punch Board. For more photos and details CLICK HERE.

Valentines Day Layout with the Square Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Add Hidden Journaling

Use the Envelope Punch Board to add hidden journaling to your planner, scrapbook page, or traveler’s notebook. Sometimes the words we want to say to our valentine are meant just for them, so hide them in a cute little envelope! Visit the blog HERE for full instructions.

Valentine's Day Layout with the Envelope Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful crafty weekend.

Stamping Project Idea with the Precision Press Advanced Stamping Tool

Hello and Happy Friday We R fans! Our Precision Press Accessories are hitting stores and we couldn’t be more excited! These accessories together with the Precision Press Advanced open up so many amazing creative possibilities. Check out this beautiful project idea by Laura Silva!

Party Favors with the Precision Press Advanced by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Try making your own patterned paper with the Precision Press Advanced and Precision Stencils! Place the stencils over your watercolor paper and paint away.

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You’ll get a lovely soft water color pattern on your paper! Then take the dried paper to your 123 Punch Board to make a favor box for your next event.

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Use the Typeset Stamping Block to personalize your gift tags, invitations, announcements and cards. It’s perfect for bulk projects like save the date or holiday cards!

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Be sure to check out the new Precision Press Advanced Accessories in stores now, and get stamping! Have a great weekend friends.

Supplies:

Precision Press Advanced
Typeset Stamping Block
Precision Stencils
123 Punch Board

Mini Evolution Cake Topper

Hi there friends! It’s Aly here sharing some exciting news and a fun project! Next week on the 24 hour crafting day on HSN (Jan 8, 2019) our Mini Evolution is making its US debut along with some really awesome accessories and storage. I’m sharing some of the amazing bundles that will be available along with a cute project I made.

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Here’s a video tour of all the goodies available:

I used the “Love Grows Here’ Die/Emboss set with the coordinating layered stamps to create a DIY embellishment for this easy cake topper.

Mini Evolution Advanced Cake Topper by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Mini Evolution Advanced Cake Topper by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Here’s how I made the cake topper:

1. Ink one side of the first stamp layer with the lightest color ink and stamp on the precut 3×5 inch white paper using the Mini Precision Press Advanced that comes with the Mini Evolution Kit.

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2. Ink the other side of the first stamp layer with another light or medium color ink (I used lime green) and stamp. Then ink the leaf side of the second stamp layer with the green ink and stamp.

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3. Select a sentiment stamp to insert into the second stamp layer. Use the darkest color ink on the second half of the second stamp layer, and stamp with the Mini Precision Press.

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4. Place the stamped paper into the die/emboss folder, matching up the image to the dies, place the folder between the Emboss Plate and the Base Plate and run through the Mini Evolution Advanced.

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5. Fold the two smaller flowers to add dimension to your DIY embellishment.

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6. Using the Square Punch Board, punch a 3×4 inch rectangle from dark blue cardstock and a 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 inch rectangle from medium blue paper. Adhere them together.

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7. Adhere the DIY embellishment to the blue background using foam squares for the smaller flowers. Add blue flower eyelets for hanging to the top two corners using the Crop-A-Dile.

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8. Thread some Stitch Happy thread through the eyelets and tie the ends to two paper straws. Insert the straws into the top of your cake and enjoy!

Mini Evolution Advanced Cake Topper by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Mini Evolution Advanced Cake Topper by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to tune into HSN on Tuesday, Jan 8 2019 for some great deals on the Mini Evolution Advanced and Accessories!

Supplies:

Mini Evolution HSN Kit
Square Punch Board
Crop-A-Dile
Eyelets
Stitch Happy Aqua Thread

New Year’s Eve Confetti Favors

Hey there We R friends, Laura here today! I don’t know about you, but I am in disbelief the New Year will be here in just a few short weeks. I feel like I say that every year now that I am older, but time sure does seem to be flying by. Today I am sharing how to create some festive confetti party favors for your New Year’s bash!

New Year's Eve Confetti Favors by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

First off, we need to create something to hold our pretty gold and silver confetti in. I love using traditional gold and silver for my New Year’s crafts. The gorgeous gold striped acetate is perfect for creating little pockets to hold the confetti.

Use the pocket maker punch board to create the little pockets. You can cut your acetate down to 6 inches by 6 inches and then get four pockets out of each sheet. Use the punch board to cut the corners and score the pocket. Assemble using adhesive.

New Year's Eve Confetti Favors with the Pocket Punch Board by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I think New Year’s decorations and crafts always look cuter when you add the year. So, to do this, I used the mini alphabet punch board to create the “19” for 2019. I attached the numbers to the outside of the pocket using foam adhesive squares.

New Year's Eve Confetti Favors with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

And to make these little confetti shaker pockets even more festive, I used my Happy Jig to create the word “yay!” for each one. I did half out of silver wire and half out of gold wire. I attached the words to the front of the pockets using a little adhesive. You can find the pattern for this design here on Instagram.

New Year's Eve Confetti Favors with the Happy Jig by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I filled each pocket with some gold and silver confetti that will be perfect to hand out at our New Year’s Eve festivities!

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These pockets would also be perfect for filling with a little candy treat or noise maker, too!

New Year's Eve Confetti Favors by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Do you like traditional gold and silver for your New Year’s crafts, or something else?

Supplies:

Clearly Posh Acetate

Pocket Punch Board

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Metallic Foil Gold and Silver Sheets

Gold and Silver Confetti

Happy Jig

Happy Jig Wire

New Years Eve Party Decor

Hello We R fans! Soraya here today to share a decor inspiration for the New Year Eve party! Let’s make big tassels and pop it up with hot pink letters!

New Year's Eve Party Decor by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

The Tassel Loom is the perfect tool to create tassels (small, medium or large size) in a very easy way! I made several of them using pink and black/silver yarn. The color combo is girly and festive in a same time!

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With a silver washi tape, I’ve decorated the top of each tassell. I love the bright detail it brings to them!

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For the banner, I used the Alphabet Punch Board and a hot pink cardstock. I followed the instructions in the guide book to create the “Happy New Year” banner. And for the small papers (3×5 inches) I used my Trim & Score Board to easily cut them all.

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And voilà ! All you have to do now, is to add embellishments, ribbons… sequins, silver stars… and party with your family and friends!

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I hope you had fun joining me for this inspiration. Happy creating everyone and have a wonderful end of the year!

Soraya


Supplies

Tassel Loom

Alphabet Punch Board

Cardstocks are from Bazzill.

Embellishments

Black and pink yarns

Silver washi tape