Accessories To Organize Your Craft Cart

Hello everyone!  It’s Eva on the blog today sharing some ideas to use your A la Cart Accessories to organize your scrapbook supplies.

A La Cart Accessories by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

One of the storage solutions I use most often in my craft room is my cart. I use it to store all my essentials and, because it has wheels, I can move it around in the room (or the house) and keep all the tools close to me all the time.

The A la Cart collection includes a storage cart but the good news is that all the accessories are compatible with most carts, including that nordic one some of us have.

To personalize my cart I started by adding the Liners on every shelf. The package includes 3 sticker liners and you can adhere them to your cart or just leave them on top of the shelf. I love the look of the liners, they protect my cart and prevent small things from falling down in the small holes.

A La Cart Accessories by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I also used the Magnetic Labels to keep everything in order. I think they would be perfect to organize a cart for your kids, that way they can know exactly where to storage everything when they are done using it.

A La Cart Accessories by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The labels are magnetic so you can move them around if you decide to change your organization.

A La Cart Accessories by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To change labels, simply erase the chalkboard with a wet cloth and write again using the included chalkboard pen.

A La Cart Accessories by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Finally my favorite item was the Cart Apron. It has 3 areas were you can store your most used items. On the top you can organize tools like: scissors, craft knifes, pen, etc. You can even put your Crop a Dile in there!

A La Cart Accessories by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I used the middle section to store some essentials like my mini trimmer, the mini score board and the magnetic mat. The pockets are very wide and hold lots of supplies.

A La Cart Accessories by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

On the final section I put two of my favorite tools: The Book Binding Tool and The Stitch Happy Pen with all of its accessories.  You can even store your Trim And Score on the pocket, it fits perfectly and it is great to have your trimmer next to you all the time.

A La Cart Accessories by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

These are some ideas to organize your scrapbook supplies but you could use your cart to organize knitting supplies, embroidery or mixed media paints! Anyway you use it, I am sure these accessories are going to help you keep everything in place and create beautiful things!

Thanks for joining me today and have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies:

A la Cart Chalkboard Magnetic Labels
Tray Liners
Storage Cart – Apron

Easter Project Roundup

Hello and Happy Friday We R friends! We’re finishing off the week with a roundup of Easter themed projects that we thought might inspire you if you’re doing some last minute crafting before Sunday. Check out these awesome project ideas!

We R Memory Keepers Easter project roundup

Easy Easter Gift Tags

Pair the Square Punch Board and the Tag Punch Board to make these quick and easy gift tags for Easter gifts and baskets this weekend. You can grab the how-to on designer Aly Dosdall’s blog HERE.

Easy Easter Gift Tags by Aly Dosdall with the Square Punch Board and the Tag Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers

Embellished Easter Basket

Add beautiful custom accents and embellishments to your Easter baskets with the Happy Jig wire design tool! Learn how on our blog HERE.

Easter Basket by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Easter Basket by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Carrot Treat Bags

Grab your Photo Sleeve Fuse, some acetate sheets, and make these adorable carrot treat bags for your little bunnies!  If you’d like to see more photos and details, CLICK HERE to visit Aly Dosdall’s blog.

Easter Countdown

Make some pretty little envelopes with the Mini Envelope Punch Board and fill them with fun activities, treats, or scripture verses to make the Easter season fun for your family. Tuck this awesome idea away for next Easter! Visit our blog HERE for the how-to.

Easter Treat Pouches with the DIY Party Board

Make these easy treat pouches with your favorite patterned paper and the DIY Party Board. Stick them in your family’s Easter baskets and watch the smiles as they open thetm up! CLICK HERE for a full tutorial on our blog.

Easter Treat Bags by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for stopping by! We hope this Easter project roundup has inspired you. Happy crafting and Happy Easter friends!

Spin It Project Inspiration

Happy Friday friends! We’re looking forward to the weekend, how about you? We’re also looking forward to some time to craft this weekend, and if you’ve got some crafty plans we’ve got some project inspiration for you featuring the new Spin It tumbler turner and accessories available exclusively at Michaels Stores. Head to one of the stores on this list and grab a Spin It for $49 (or less if you bring your coupon) so you can make some custom cups or tumblers for moms, dads, grads or bridesmaids. They make great gifts! Check out some inspiration and short time-lapsed videos below.

Spin It Tumbler Turner + Accessories by We R Memory Keepers available at Michaels StoresSpin It Tumbler Turner + Accessories by We R Memory Keepers available at Michaels Stores

Spin It tumbler turner + accessories by We R Memory Keepers available at Michaels Stores

Spin It tumbler turner + accessories by We R Memory Keepers available at Michaels Stores

Spin It Tumbler Turner + Accessories by We R Memory Keepers available at Michaels Stores

Along with the Spin It tumbler turner, the collection includes several different colors and sizes of glitter, an epoxy kit, a prep kit, a glitter clean up kit, vinyl decals, mica powder and waterslide paper for printing custom designs.

Spin It Tumbler Turner by We R Memory Keepers available at Michaels Stores

Here’s an overview video that shows a brief, time-lapsed version of the process:

For more videos, visit our YouTube channel HERE.

Thanks for stopping by! We hope you get the chance to create with this one-of-a-kind tool and craft. Have a great weekend!

Video Tutorial: DIY Beach Themed Glitter Tumbler with the Spin It

Hello friends! It’s Aly here today with something I think might help get you through your Monday. I’ve been dreaming of heading to the beach for a sunny and relaxing vacay, so when I got my hands on the new Spin It tumbler turner that’s exactly where my creative brain went! I made a custom beach themed tumbler that I can fill with ice and my favorite cold drink, and since it’s insulated it will stay cold for hours.

DIY Beach Themed Glitter Tumbler featuring the Spin It tumbler turner by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I started out with a plain stainless steel tumbler that I picked up at Walmart, and looking at the colors of glitter on this tumbler now, I can just imagine lounging in the warm sand next to the gorgeous aqua water full of foamy waves under the clear blue sky. Are you with me?

Full disclosure: I am not a tumbler making expert. This is a totally new craft for me, but I can’t be any more excited than I am to be starting this fun creative journey! These custom beauties make excellent gifts for grandmas, moms, dads, grandpas, grads, bridesmaids, teachers and more. I’ve got crafty plans to make a ton of these this spring to give away!

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There are so many ways to make glitter tumblers and tons of tutorials on YouTube so I did some research, watched several tutorials and planned out my project. I used Sticky Thumb Double Sided Red Craft Tape in two different widths to create the glitter stripes on my tumbler. That’s an easy way to get nice clean lines and to apply the glitter before coating the tumbler with epoxy.

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I also used a clear spray sealer to seal the glitter before adding epoxy. That way the different colors of glitter don’t get spread around and mixed up while adding the coat of epoxy.

Here are a few tips I picked up as I did my research and completed this project:

  • Work with epoxy in a ventilated area. We R Memory Keepers epoxy doesn’t have strong fumes, but it still has a slight smell that you may not want in your craft room or house.
  • READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS FIRST! Epoxy has a limited working time so you want to be sure you know what you’re doing before you mix it up.
  • If you want your glitter colors to really pop and look vibrant, try spray painting the outside of your tumbler white before adding the glitter (which I didn’t do, so my colors are more muted).
  • Super Chunky glitter doesn’t work well with thin stripes–stick with large surface areas if you want to add super chunky glitter. Trust me–I know because I started with one color of super chunky glitter and had to remove and re-do some stripes.
  • For medium glitter, apply one coat of epoxy and allow to cure completely. Then sand with medium grain sandpaper, buff with fine sand paper, wash thoroughly by hand, and then apply a second coat of epoxy.

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So, now that I’ve share some things I learned in my creative process, check out the video tutorial below. Please note: I did not take video of spraying the glitter sealer, or doing the sanding and final layer of epoxy since that part is pretty self explanatory and I already showed how to add the first layer of epoxy. I do mention them in the video so you know when those steps need to happen.

DIY Beach Themed Glitter Tumbler featuring the Spin It tumbler turner by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

So there you have it! I hope you’ve enjoyed learning how to make a Beach Themed Glitter Tumbler with the new Spin It collection.

DIY Beach Themed Glitter Tumbler featuring the Spin It tumbler turner by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for stopping by, and keep dreaming of the beach until you get to the weekend–you can do it!

Supplies:

Spin It Tumbler Turner
Spin It Glitter
Craft Knife
Sticky Thumb Double Sided Red Craft Tape

Mini Evolution Project Roundup

Happy Friday We R fans! Today we’ve got a roundup of projects featuring the Mini Evolution to inspire your weekend crafting. If you haven’t got your hands on a Mini Evolution yet, give it a try. You’ll love it!

We Memory Keepers Mini Evolution Project Roundup

It’s perfect for smaller scale projects, for crafting on the go, and for small craft spaces. You can find them online or in stores now.

Pocket Mini Album

We love the texture on these tags created with the Mini Evolution Embossing Folders. No need to get out another tool to die cut custom shapes for this project since you can die cut with the Mini Evolution too!

Pocket Mini Album featuring the We Memory Keepers Mini Evolution

DIY Party Decor

Combine the Mini Precision Press with the Mini Evolution for perfect custom embellishments every time! Stamp your design and then cut it out with the coordinating die. Use your choice of paper and ink.

DIY Party Decor with the We Memory Keepers Mini Evolution

Textured Scrapbook Page

Easily add beautiful texture to your scrapbook page background with the Mini Evolution and Embossing Folders. Dry embossing adds the perfect touch to your design without distracting from the focus of your page.

Scrapbook Page with the We Memory Keepers Mini Evolution

Ring Mini Album

We’re loving the cute details created with the Mini Evolution on this Mini Album! Emboss your paper and die cut custom shapes with just one tool.

Mini Album with the We Memory Keepers Mini Evolution

Handmade Cards

Easily make custom embellishments to decorate your handmade cards with the Mini Evolution. It’s the perfect size for small scale projects!

Handmade cards with the We Memory Keepers Mini Evolution

Thanks for stopping by today. We hope this Mini Evolution project roundup has inspired you to either get yours out (or go grab one) and get crafting this weekend!

Paper Flower Canvas with the Mini Evolution

Hey We R friends, Laura here today! Mother’s Day is right around the corner. I love to make something special when I can because I think handmade gifts are so special. Today, I am going to share with you how to create this Mother’s Day paper flower canvas. You can personalize it to your mom’s liking by choosing her favorite color flowers.

Paper Flower Canvas with the Mini Evolution by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

The Mini Evolution is the perfect little tool for creating small embellishments like paper flowers and leaves. I am using the Vicki Boutin stamps and die sets, but any flower and leaf die would work great for this project!

Use the Mini Evolution to cut out your flower die cuts. I used textured shimmer cardstock, but you can use any color you like. Since I was using 12 x 12-inch paper, I cut it down to 3” wide before beginning so it would fit in the Mini Evolution.

Paper Flower Canvas with the Mini Evolution by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I was able to get six flowers out of each strip – two large, two medium, and two smalls.

Next, I used the Mini Evolution to die cut some leaf shapes. I used the embossing folder that came with the Mini Evolution. To me it looked a little like the veins you find on leaves. I left the smallest leaves plain as I planned on stamping them.

Paper Flower Canvas with the Mini Evolution by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Use your stamp pad and stamp the smallest flowers and leaves using black ink.

Paper Flower Canvas with the Mini Evolution by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I know there are special tools for rolling the edges of paper flowers, but personally I like to simply use a small diameter smooth pencil to curl mine. I curled the edges on both the medium and large flower die cuts.

Paper Flower Canvas with the Mini Evolution by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I assembled the flowers by using adhesive and foam dots to create a three-layer flower.

Paper Flower Canvas with the Mini Evolution by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

To attach everything to the canvas I used sticky red tape. It is stronger than regular adhesive, so the flowers won’t fall off. You could also attach the flowers to the canvas using hot glue.

You could personalize this canvas even further to make it extra special for your mom. You can paint the background, add the word Mom with paper or iron-on, or add some gold glitter to the edges.

Paper Flower Canvas with the Mini Evolution by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Do you like to make handmade gifts for Mother’s Day?

Supplies

Mini Evolution

Cardstock

Stamp and Die Set

Black Ink

Acrylic Block

Red Tape

 

DIY Gift Wrap with the Mini Evolution

Hello WRMK fans!  I’m Rebecca and I’m happy to be here with you today!  I do a lot of die cutting when I’m crafting.  I also have a very small workspace so I don’t have room to keep a large cutting machine on my desk; I have to lug it out for each and every craft session.  Admittedly, it makes me not even want to bother sometimes.  That’s why I was so excited to start using the Mini Evolution from We R Memory Keepers.  It’s small enough to keep out, and it comes with all kinds of fun things to whip up some cute and quick projects–read on!

DIY Gift Wrap with the Mini Evolution by Rebcca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Gift Wrap with the Mini Evolution by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

The Mini Evolution comes with 8 stitched circle dies nested together, as well as 2 embossing folders; one is polka dots and the other is a herringbone-type design.  The plates are included to make the proper “sandwiches” for cutting or embossing, and there’s even a pack of 50 white and cream cardstock sheets that are already cut down to the perfect size for this machine!  When I set out to decorate a birthday gift box duo for a friend, the ME was the tool I went to to create the tags.

DIY Gift Wrap with the Mini Evolution by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

With papers by Heidi Swapp and Pebbles, I made 2 gift boxes with the 1-2-3 Punchboard.  The floral print size is 4″ x 4″ and the navy-blue pattern is 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4.”  After assembling the boxes, I die cut a bunch of circles from the white and cream stock, some patterned paper, and even some vellum.  The machine and included tools cut and embossed all of them with ease.

DIY Gift Wrap with the Mini Evolution by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

For the plain paper and vellum, I used the embossing folders to dress them up and add texture.

DIY Gift Wrap with the Mini Evolution by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I also used a sentiment die I already had to cut out “happy” and “birthday” after stamping them.  The Mini cut them just perfectly, and due to the size of the dies I used, it was so convenient not having to use my bigger cutting machine on such small dies.  It’s such a time-saver!

DIY Gift Wrap with the Mini Evolution by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

After arranging all of my circles to my liking, I punched 1/8″ holes in them with my Crop-a-Dile, then strung them onto each box with white twine.

DIY Gift Wrap with the Mini Evolution by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

*Tip:  To get the ‘fanned’ look of the circles, I punched most of the holes off-center.  If I wanted the tag to peek out from the right, I punched the hole on the left, and vice versa.

DIY Gift Wrap with the Mini Evolution by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I also made a couple of tassels for each package with thread and the Tassel Loom, which I strung on under the top-most tags.  The final touch is a string of navy-blue sequin trim.

DIY Gift Wrap with the Mini Evolution by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

You might be surprised by how much you can do with the Mini Evolution, and its size, for me, is the best thing about it.  I’m excited to have a quick go-to machine I can leave out on my small workspace.  It comes with a set of great dies and embossing folders, and also works with the wafer-thin dies I already own.  Die cutting projects just got a little less time consuming for me–and that is always a great thing!

Supplies:

Mini Evolution Machine and Tools

1-2-3 Punchboard

Tassel Loom

Crop-a-Dile

 

 

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We R Memory Keepers Large Bone Folder

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We R Memory Keepers Book Binding Guide

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

We R Memory Keepers Book Binding Guide

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Supplies:

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

 

Baby Scrapbook Page with the Foil Quill

Hello everyone!  It’s Eva on the blog today showing you how to create a layout using the new Foil Quill.

Foil Quill Baby Scrapbook Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The Foil Quill is truly a game changer and I love that I can use it for a variety of projects, including scrapbook layouts.

The Foil Quill has 3 tips: The fine one is perfect for journaling, the medium for fine lines in general and the thick tip for filling in shapes.  Because the tip is like a sketch pen if you want to fill your shapes you will need to work that on your die cutting machine software first.

Here I am using Silhouette Studio and wrote a word with a brush script font.

Foil Quill Baby Layout by Eva PIzarro 2 EN

 

Using the Emboss tool (marked with a red circle), fill the shape with concentric lines (marked with the blue circle).

Foil Quill Baby Layout by Eva PIzarro 3 EN

 

You can adjust the spacing of the lines, I used a 0.5 mm spacing for the thick tip of the Foil Quill.

Before sending your project make sure you hit the button “release emboss” otherwise you will not be able to send your design.

Foil Quill Baby Layout by Eva Pizarro 4 EN

 

For the journaling I used my fine Foil Quill tip and a sketch font called “Golden Rule Sketch” I highly recommend you use sketch fonts with small journaling otherwise your letters are going to turn out bulky.

Foil Quill Baby Layout by Eva Pizarro 5 EN

 

When I had everything ready I used the tape to hold my foil to the paper and hit send.

We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill

 

My journaling turned out great! The foil looks amazing and you can read it perfectly. I added a few numbers and embellished the bottom part of my layout.

Foil Quill Baby Scrapbook Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

 

On the bottom, I added a picture and also included the “First week” phrase that I had previously foiled and cut with my Cameo. I didn’t wanted to foil it directly on the paper so I could use some 3d dots and add a few die cuts underneath.

Foil Quill Baby Scrapbook Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

 

Finally, I foiled a few stars on vellum and added them to my layout. I wanted my stars fully foiled but I didn’t adjust the spacing right, that’s why you can see the lines. I was going to do them again but thought they were pretty that way and left them!

Foil Quill Baby Scrapbook Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

A few more starts on the top part of the layout and I was done!

Foil Quill Baby Scrapbook Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I love how my layout turned out! The silver foil looks perfect on blue cardstock and it is amazing the detail you can get with the fine tip.

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Do you have a Foil Quill? If not you should get one! You can use it for so many things and even the simplest card looks great with foil!

Thanks for joining me and have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Foil Quill Pen
Silver Foil

 

 

 

Foil Quill Baby Album

I was totally excited when I first tried Foil Quill and was surprised at how easy it was to use. My Silhouette Cameo is 5 years old and it worked great.

Foil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

Foil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersI’ll show you how I created a Baby mini album with a transparent cover.  This is a nice gift idea for the birth. The parents can fill it with photos. Below you will also find a short video.
Foil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers
Foil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers
I decorated the transparent book cover with the Foil Quill. First I tried different materials with the Foil Quill and then I decided on an acetate cover. My absolute favorite for mini albums.Foil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersFoil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersFoil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersFoil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers
I used the Bold Tip Pen for all motifs. I think that with the thicker lines the motifs are best shown on the foil and the wood.Foil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersThe mini album has the size 4 x 4 inches. First I cut the papers from Heidi Swapps new collection “Color Fresh” 4 x 12 inch and then folded them two times. After that I folded it to a leporello, so that you can look at it from both sides.Foil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersOn the computer I created the motifs and the title for the book cover.  For this I used motifs and the title from Foil Quill USB Art – Icons and Words.  There are many beautiful motifs for babies and children.

You have to make sure that it fits exactly to the dimensions of the book cover. As you can see, I also wrote the name of the baby on the spine of the book. These I have from Foil Quill USB Art – Amy Tangerine. I think it’s great. You can even personalize your project or write your own words.Foil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersFirst I created the cover and the spine with the pink foil sheet (from the package “Flamingo”). Therefore I removed the motif from the backside of the book. After the motives were written with the Foil Quill, I inserted the rainbows in the program again (->over edit – undo).  Afterwards with the foil sheet rose gold (from the package “Shining Starling”) the back of the book cover with the foil Quill provided.

 

 

Finally folded and finished was the transparent book cover!Foil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersFoil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

Foil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersOn the inside of the album there is also a vellum bag decorated with Foil Quill. I also made small tags of thin wood with Foil Quill. This also worked great.
Foil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers
Foil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers
Have fun watching the creation of the mini album:

In addition to the mini album I created a small transparent pocket. Because I wanted to have the motif in the middle of the bag, I first created a template from Cardstock. For this I used the Pocket Maker Punchboard.Foil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersI cut the acetate into the desired size and placed it on the pattern. Now use a dry erase marker to sketch the area for the motif. Then place the foil precisely on the foil. Using the inches on the mat you can place your foil exactlyFoil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersAfter the motif has been created on the foil, remove the sketched lines with a cloth. Cut the foil with the Pocket Maker Punchboard and fold it – the sweet, transparent pocket is ready!Foil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersI also have a short video for you:

IMG_0649I hope you enjoyed my contribution. There are so many possibilities with the Foil Quill. I am very enthusiastic and will use it often. It was a lot of fun. See you next time!

Yours,
Steffi