Handmade Cards with the Mini Laser Square

Hello everyone! It’s Eva on the blog today sharing a card trio using the new Mini Laser Square.

Handmade Cards with the Mini Laser Square by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The Mini Laser Square is perfect for cards, envelopes and crafting on the go. It has a sliding laser guide so you aligning die cuts, sticker, stamps, etc. quick and easy.

For my first card I decided to align some die cut letters. I simply put my card on the Mini Laser Square, moved the laser guide to the desired height and use the laser to perfectly align my letters. Super easy and perfect for batch projects.

Handmade Cards with the Mini Laser Square by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I used some foam dots to give more dimension to my letters and then embellished with some acetate shapes. Tip: If you are using foam dots, glue the last letters first so the height doesn’t alter the laser.

Handmade Cards with the Mini Laser Square by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

By the way, this gorgeous papers and embellishments are form the Color Fresh collection by Heidi Swapp!

Handmade Cards with the Mini Laser Square by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

For the second card, I used my Mini Laser Square to align stamps. It is a great technique if you need to change stamps and colors each time! You can also create perfect spacing between each line because the laser squares has measures in inches and centimeters.

Handmade Cards with the Mini Laser Square by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory KeepersHandmade Cards with the Mini Laser Square by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Finally, for the last card I used my watercolors and thanks to the laser square I could perfectly align my letters! For all the hand lettering lovers out there this is a must have tool!

Handmade Cards with the Mini Laser Square by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory KeepersHandmade Cards with the Mini Laser Square by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

See how easy it was to use the Mini Laser Square? I bet you can think of other fun ways to use this tool. I am super happy with mine and love to have a mini version for small scale projects.

Handmade Cards with the Mini Laser Square by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for joining me today!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Mini Laser Square

Color Fresh by Heidi Swapp

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

We R Memory Keepers Mini Clear Cut Punch--Circle

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

 

 

Foil Quill Patriotic Scrapbook Page

Hello, We R friends! Enza here, and today I’m sharing a patriotic layout featuring the We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill. I’m amazed by the beautiful results I get every single time; this foiling system is easy to use and, with so many designs to choose from, the possibilities are endless.

Patriotic Scrapbook Page with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

When I think of the 4th of July, I think of stars. The Paige Evans digital drive offers several star designs that are perfect to give your projects variety and a fun vibe. I uploaded the images to my Silhouette software and modified their size so to have small, medium and big stars. Make sure to select the Sketch Pen option before sending the paper to cut and secure the foil with tape to ensure it’s wrinkle-free. I went with silver foil for a festive, sparkly look – I love how it looks on dark blue cardstock! Once ready, I fussy cut the stars before layering them to form a cluster behind the photo.

Patriotic Scrapbook Page with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

The collection I used is one of my favorites from Pink Paislee: Sweet Freedom; even though it’s a couple of years old, I love the patterns and muted colors. I arranged the stars towards the right side of the layout and placed the photo on top after layering several tags and frames behind it. I used the Tag Punch Board and the Frame Punch Board for this – I don’t know what I would do without such handy tools! Everything was adhered down with foam dots for dimension.

Patriotic Scrapbook Page with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

Patriotic Scrapbook Page with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

Next, I embellished around the photo with die-cuts, stickers, and fussy cut elements. To create balance, I formed another cluster of embellishments to the left side of the layout. Black and gold paint splatters gave the final touch.

Patriotic Scrapbook Page with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory KeepersPatriotic Scrapbook Page with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

This layout is very simple, but I love how it turned out. Those sparkly stars are everything!

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope I have inspired you to give the We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill a try and create beautiful, shiny projects with it.

Enza

Foil Quill – All in One Kit

Foil Sheet – Silver

Foil Quill USB Art – Paige Evans

Tag Punch Board

Frame Punch Board

Mini Precision Scissors

Pink Paislee Sweet Freedom

 

Father’s Day Mini Album

I made a mini album for Father’s Day. In Germany we already celebrated this day two weeks ago. My daughter painted small pictures and wrote letters for her dad. These should come into the album.

Father´s Day Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

Father´s Day Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

Father´s Day Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

Father´s Day Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

So I wanted to integrate little pockets into the album. All the little letters should come into these. This gave me the idea to do the whole album with the Pocket Maker Punchboard. Also the book cover should be a pocket.

We R Memory Keepers Pocket Maker Punch Board

The inner part consists of 6 pockets. I created them all with the Pocket Maker Punchboard. This was very quick and easy. For one pocket I used a painted picture of my daughter. Also a photo is suitable well for a bag. Here you have to be careful that the motive is not too big. So that it is not cut off during folding.

We R Memory Keepers Pocket Maker Punch Board

Please note that the bottom side of the pockets is not glued. This must be open so that the pockets can be sewn to the spine of the book.

Mini Clear Cut Circle Punch by We R Memory Keeprs

If you still want to edit the pockets with the Mini Clear Cut Punch or the Word Punch Board, do so before the bags are bound into the album.

Word Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

When you’ve finished the bags, the book cover will be made. I have made this bag longer than the size shown in the table. I wrote the measurement on the photo. I hope you can see it.

Pocket Maker Punch board by We R Memory Keepers

The pocket is narrow and long. The spine is 1.25 inch wide. So that the 6 pockets have enough space.

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

Maybe you can see it on the photo. I folded the bag at 3 inches and at 1 ¾ inch.

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

That’s what your book cover looks like. Now glue the back pocket to the book cover.

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Then the remaining pockets are attached to the spine of the book with the Book Binding Guide. I have sketched the inside of the spine. Whereby on my picture a dot is missing.

I made this only for orientation. The distance can vary afterwards. Because there are 5 pockets, which are sewn in.

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Now the lower fold is fastened from the pocket into the ruler. Therefore the flap must be open. I have attached the bag to the spine of the book with clamps. So that it does not shift. Now prick the holes for the normal book binding with the needle.

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That’s what it looks like on the spine of the book.

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If the bag is attached to the spine of the book, the bottom side of the bag can be glued.

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Here is a short video and photos from the finished album.

Father´s Day Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersFather´s Day Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersFather´s Day Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersFather´s Day Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersFather´s Day Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersFather´s Day Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersFather´s Day Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

Thank you very much for watching and if you have any questions, please feel free to write me.

I wish you a happy Father’s Day!

Steffi

 

SUPPLIES:

Pocket Maker Punchboard

Word Punch Board

Mini Clear Cut Punch

Journal Studio – Book Binding Guide

Trim and Score Board

 

 

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

 

 

New Releases: June 2019

Happy Friday crafters! Let’s kick off the weekend with some exciting news, shall we? Scroll down to check out the awesome new releases that will start shipping to retailers this month. These products will start rolling into retailers near the end of summer, so keep an eye out!

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Mini Laser Square

The Mini Laser Square is perfect for aligning hand lettering, stamps, and other embellishments on small scale projects like cards, journals, planners, and more. It’s ideal for on-the-go crafting as well!

We R Memory Keepers Mini Laser Square

Foil Quill Magnetic Mat

It’s the Foil Quill accessory you’ve been waiting for! The much anticipated Foil Quill Magnetic Mat will be shipping mid-month, and should start arriving in stores near the end of the summer.

Foil Quill Magnetic Mat by We R Memory Keepers

Foil Quill 12×12 Foil Sheets

You asked, we answered! No more cutting or trimming rolls. Just pull out a 12×12 sheet of foil in your favorite color, tape it over your cardstock and foil away!

Foil Quill Adapter Kit

Grab a set of extra adapters so you can foil with multiple machines, multiple tool holders, or replace a missing adapter!

Foil Quill Adapter Kit by We R Memory Keepers

Foil Quill Smooth Cardstock–Neutrals

Our smooth cardstock is the BEST cardstock for foiling with the Foil Quill! It’s high quality, sturdy and SMOOTH for amazing results every time.

Foil Quill Smooth 12x12 Cardstock in Neutrals by We R Memory Keepers

We hope you’ve enjoyed these previews of new releases coming to retailers this summer. They’ll start shipping this month and arrive on shelves and online near the end of the summer. Have a great weekend!

How to Embellish a Scrapbook Page

Hello We R Memory Keepers fans! Soraya here today to share fun ideas to embellish your projects using the Mini Clear Cut Punches and the Mini Precision Press!

How to embellish a scrapbook page with Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

First of all, let’s create beautiful dimensional flowers with the heart punch! I used the mini pattern swatches from Paige Taylor Evans’ Whimsical collection to make a bunch of colorful hearts. Thanks to the clear base of the punch I could easily center the heart on the tiny papers (so that I will be able to use them on another project)!  Then I folded every heart in two with a foam dot inside to keep the dimension.

Make DIY scrapbook page embellishments with the We R Memory Keepers 1 Inch Clear Cut Heart Punch

Make DIY scrapbook page embellishments with the We R Memory Keepers 1 Inch Clear Cut Heart Punch

On a strip of paper, I stamped several designs using my Mini Precision Press! This tool is not only super cute but it’s also very handy to stamp on small papers! So easy and so fun!

Make DIY scrapbook page embellishments with the We R Memory Keepers Mini Precision Press

Make DIY scrapbook page embellishments with the We R Memory Keepers Mini Precision Press

Make DIY scrapbook page embellishments with the We R Memory Keepers Mini Precision Press

Make DIY scrapbook page embellishments with the We R Memory Keepers Mini Precision Press

Now back to punching, but this time with the 1 Inch Star Punch. I decided to punch several stars under the stamps then use some foam dots to make them pop up from the layout!

Make DIY scrapbook page embellishments with the We R Memory Keepers 1 Inch Clear Cut Star Punch

Make DIY scrapbook page embellishments with the We R Memory Keepers 1 Inch Clear Cut Star Punch

Make DIY scrapbook page embellishments with the We R Memory Keepers 1 Inch Clear Cut Star Punch

Once I’m done with all the punches and after I put some white gesso on the background, I’m finally ready to decorate the layout! Yay!

How to embellish a scrapbook page with Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

And here is the finished layout!

How to embellish a scrapbook page with Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

How to embellish a scrapbook page with Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers How to embellish a scrapbook page with Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

How to embellish a scrapbook page with Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

How to embellish a scrapbook page with Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

I hope you had fun joining me today. Happy creating everyone with those cute mini tools and until next time!

Soraya.

 

List of supplies :

Mini Clear Cut Heart

Mini Clear Cut Star

Mini Precision Press

Whimsical Pattern Swatches

Horizon papers

Stitch Happy Scissors

Adhesive Runner

American Crafts Clear Stamps

School Themed Scrapbook Layout with the Clear Cut Punches

When I saw the small 1 inch Clear Cut Punches, I was very happy. I have the larger Circle Clear Cut Punch and I LOVE it. Because often you want to punch out something in the middle of the layout or mini album, like maybe a pattern from a paper. Then these punches are perfect for it!

 

School Themed Scrapbook Page with the 1 Inch Clear Cut Punches by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

My daughter is in first grade and she started school last year. It was a very exciting day for her. In Germany the children get a school bag. I made it myself with my daughter. And so that these memories remain forever, we also took some pictures of our daughter with her school bag.

School Themed Scrapbook Page with the 1 Inch Clear Cut Punches by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

I wanted to assemble the photo from many small parts. First I printed the photo 3 times. Then I punched a lot of small squares out of the photo with the Square Mini Clear Cut Punch.

School Themed Scrapbook Page with the 1 Inch Clear Cut Punches by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

For the first photo I punched out the parts in a row. For the next photo at different places, because the parts are to be put together afterwards.

School Themed Scrapbook Page with the 1 Inch Clear Cut Punches by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

The photo is placed on the lower part of the punch and the magnetic disc on top. So the photo does not slip. Then it is punched out with the upper part by pressing on it. So very easy!

School Themed Scrapbook Page with the 1 Inch Clear Cut Punches by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

School Themed Scrapbook Page with the 1 Inch Clear Cut Punches by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

I haven’t punched out the third photo yet. Because I only wanted to see where I still needed parts of the design when I was assembling it. It was a lot of fun. It was like a puzzle. Step by step I put the pieces together with 3D glue dots.

My daughter is in first grade and she came to school last year. It was a very exciting day for her. In Germany the children get a school bag. I made it myself with my daughter. And so that these memories remain forever, we also took some pictures of our daughter with her school bag.

Because of the different height of the parts, the photo has got more dimension. I really like the effect. I tried it for the first time and didn’t know how it would turn out. I will definitely do it again. I think with the Circle Punch it would look great too.

School Themed Scrapbook Page with the 1 Inch Clear Cut Punches by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

When the photo was finished, I punched small squares into the layout at different places. Additionally, from a pink cardstock. Then I decorated the squares with sequins, stickers, tassels etc. Everything that fits a school child. Here there are endless possibilities.

School Themed Scrapbook Page with the 1 Inch Clear Cut Punches by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

School Themed Scrapbook Page with the 1 Inch Clear Cut Punches by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

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I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and see you next time. Have fun with the Mini Punches. Yours,

Steffi