Make Back to School Bookmarks with the Foil Quill

Hello everyone. Enza here, and today I’m sharing a new, fun project featuring the amazing Foil Quill. My kids are avid readers and love to collect bookmarks, so I thought to surprise them with a set of unique and “shiny” ones that I’m sure will put a smile on their faces 😉

Back to School Bookmarks with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I started by choosing the designs I wanted to use; most of them come from the Paige Evans USB Drive, but I also have a couple from the Amy Tangerine and the We R Memory Keepers Icons and Words ones. After importing the images in my software, I resized and arranged them to fit a 12×12 smooth cardstock. Since the designs are very detailed and small, I used the Fine Tip Pen for the foiling process. There are many Foil Packs to choose from, all including gorgeous colors. I went with a variety from the following ones: Flamingo, Gold Finch, and Peacock.

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Once ready, I trimmed the bookmarks to measure roughly 3”x7” using the We R Memory Keepers Trim and Scoreboard. I matted them with patterned paper from the gorgeous Pink Paislee Truly Grateful collection by Paige Evans, as well as textured cardstock that coordinated with the foiled designs. I punched holes at the top with my Crop-a-dile and used the Hole Reinforcer Punch to make them more durable. I finished the bookmarks with satin ribbon, and embellishments and sentiments from the same collection.

Back to School Bookmarks with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

Back to School Bookmarks with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

Here are a couple of close-ups showing all the shine of this beautiful foil:

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And here are three additional bookmarks that I decided to keep for myself 😉

Back to School Bookmarks with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I fussy cut some of the designs and used them as embellishments.

Back to School Bookmarks with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed reading about my process and will give these bookmarks a try. Happy crafting!

Enza

 

Supplies:

Foil Quill

Foil Quill Foil Pack – Flamingo

Foil Quill Foil Pack – Gold Finch

Foil Quill Foil Pack – Peacock

USB Drive – Paige Evans

USB Drive – Amy Tangerine

USB Drive – Icons and Words

Trim and Scoreboard

Crop-a-dile

Hole Reinforcer Punch

Pink Paislee Truly Grateful

Bazzill Cardstock

 

 

 

 

 

New Release: Impressed Stamping Daubers!

Hello and Happy Friday crafters! We’re so happy the weekend is here, and we’re celebrating with some exciting news. Check out our latest new releases.

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Dabble in a new medium with Stamping Daubers by We R Memory Keepers! Create beautiful watercolor effects with round daubers, and sharp, precise edges with triangular daubers.

Impressed Stamping Dauber Kit by We R Memory Keepers

Blend your favorite colors of paint together to create vivid, unique works of art in no time. Stamping dauber sets come with twenty round and twenty triangular daubers and a convenient carrying case.

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The Dauber Bottle features a reusable, pressure-release tip that’s perfect for mixed media art projects!

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Pair daubers with your favorite stencils and get unique designs on planners, journals, scrapbooks, cards and more. These new releases will start shipping to retailers on August 1st, so watch for them in stores and online near the end of August.

 

Capture Summer Memories on a Traveler’s Notebook Spread

Hey there We R friends, Laura here today. This summer has flown by for us and I can hardly believe it is almost time for school to start again. Our summer was a busy one. We moved from our first home we lived in for over 13 years to a new house. I don’t have any time for scrapbooking right now, so I thought a fun traveler’s journal spread showing some of our favorite summer memories would do the trick!

Summer Travelers Notebook Spread by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I started by gathering all my favorite Journal Studio supplies which included the travel workspace loaded up with some die cuts, pens, washi tape, and a blank notebook. I also got out the Journal Studio stickers and embellishment organizer.

Summer Travelers Notebook Spread by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I trimmed down a sentiment from the Amy Tangerine Stay Sweet papers using my scissors and the mini trimmer. I love using the mini trimmer for journals and traveler’s notebooks since all my elements need to stay small on the page.

Summer Travelers Notebook Spread by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I created a list of some of the fun things I could remember off the top of my head on a sticker from the pack. Then, I went through my photos on my phone and created a photo collage in Canva that I printed out on cardstock and then trimmed to fit.

Summer Travelers Notebook Spread by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I used more of the Amy Tangerine paper to create a mat for my photo collage. I added the dates onto a pineapple die cut.

Summer Travelers Notebook Spread by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I wrote directly onto the journal notebook about how busy our summer has been with moving, but how we are still trying to squeeze some fun out of our summer.

Summer Travelers Notebook Spread by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Watermelon and pineapple accents completed my embellishments for the layout.

I love how this layout turned out. It is a quick snapshot of our summer that helps me to remember what we did as a family for the summer.

Summer Travelers Notebook Spread by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I can’t wait to do more spreads for winter, spring, and fall for this year to add to my notebook. It will be a great jumpstart to remembering everything when I have a little more time to do some full scrapbook layouts.

Summer Travelers Notebook Spread by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Supplies

Journal Studio Felt Journal Workspace

Journal Studio Journal Insert

Journal Studio Sticker Book

Journal Studio Embellishment Organizer

Mini Trimmer

Ephemera – Good Vibes

Washi Tape

Amy Tangerine Stay Sweet Papers

How to Make a Traveler’s Notebook

When I travel, I often write a traveler´s notebook. However, I often do not write it until after our holiday at home. I have time and with the photos I find it easier to decorate.

Traveler's Notebook by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

At the beginning of July I taught workshops in Santiago, Chile. I took notes during the trip. What I did, what I saw and so on. And when I was back home, I created the Traveler´s Notebook.

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First, I put all the tickets, city maps, bills, etc. on the table. The appropriate papers selected, the tools from WRMK Journal Studio, as well as a Journal Inserts from Crate Paper.

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Since I like to mix different papers for my Traveler´s Notebook, I took the Journal apart. Therefore, I cut the binding and cut more papers in the same format with the trimmer. Then I mixed some empty pages from the Journal Inserts with the patterned papers and bound them together again with the Book Binding Tool. This is very fast and makes the album more interesting. One of my favourite tools J

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The Interchangeable Self-Ink Stamp with the usable mini stamps is great for my Traveler´s Notebook. First I made a small bag out of Vellum. For this I used the tool Pocket Maker Punchboard.

The bag is for the plane tickets. Therefore, I decorated it with the airplane stamp.

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I love the Magnetic Symbol Stencils. I have decorated a big photo with them. With a white waterproof pen it works great.

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I like it very much to decorate my album with small details. On another page I used the stencils again. First I put the numbers on the white cardstock with the template. Then I punched them out with a Circle Puncher. Now thread the numbers onto a yarn with sequins. With the Crop-A-Dile holes punched in the side and the yarn with the date wrapped around the paper.

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After the Traveler´s Notebook was filled, I tied it together. For this I punched out the title with the Alphabet Punch Board. The cover was designed with colorful acrylic colors and the title was glued with 3D glue dots.

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I tied the album together with a rubber band. For this the backside of the album cover is reinforced. Then small embellishments are attached to the tape and tied together. Now thread the rubber from the inside through the loop and pull it through the loop. So that the rubber is fastened on the back of the album. Now it can be pulled around the album to close it. Ready J

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The Journal Studio tools are very practical. It’s quick and easy to make your pages beautiful. I like that very much.

See you next time.

Steffi

Peekaboo Gift Boxes with the Mini Clear Cut Punches

Hi there!  It’s Rebecca today and I’m sharing a new favorite way to add extra fun to gift wrapped packages.  WRMK introduced some new Clear Cut Punches a couple months ago, which offer the ease of a shaped punch with the added ability to punch anywhere on your paper.  I took full advantage of this benefit to create my peekaboo gift boxes.

Peekaboo Gift Boxes with the Mini Clear Cut Punches by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I started with the fixings for making some boxes with 12×12 scrapbook papers by DCWV’s Easy Peasy stack.  I made enough to create three 4″ x 4″ x 4″ boxes with the 1-2-3 Punchboard.  After following the directions, I scored the proper lines, but didn’t assemble them yet, as I thought it would be easier to use the Clear Cut Punches on flat paper.

Peekaboo Gift Boxes with the Mini Clear Cut Punches by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I chose 1″ circles and 1″ stars for the little peekaboo windows and punched the shapes into what would become the sides of the boxes.  Sandwich your paper between the top and bottom of the punches and align the “UP” punch top (clear aqua plastic circle that goes with the white top) and the arrow that points up on the aqua base of the punch.  This allows for the magnets in the punches to set together and you get a clean punch with ease.  I punched a few shapes per side.

Peekaboo Gift Boxes with the Mini Clear Cut Punches by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

On two of the boxes, I used decorative paper to cover each block on the inside.  This offers a contrasting design inside each punched window.  It also stabilizes the box frame and makes it a little thicker and sturdier.  Be mindful of where you place your adhesive, though, being cautious around the punched-out shapes.  You don’t want unsightly adhesive showing through!

Peekaboo Gift Boxes with the Mini Clear Cut Punches by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

For the third box, I tried something extra fun, filling some flat 3 1/4″ square acetate bags with gold sequins.  You can use regular acetate sheets if you’d rather.  I placed each sequin pack over the punched-out windows, and used clear tape to adhere them, again being careful so it isn’t seen through any of the windows.  I then backed each bag with a peach-colored patterned paper from Amy Tangerine.

Peekaboo Gift Boxes with the Mini Clear Cut Punches by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

The sequins in this extra-special gift box shake when the box shakes!  You can try using colored paper trimmings for confetti, of even glitter instead of sequins.  I topped the box with a trio of yarn pom poms and some peach twine.

Peekaboo Gift Boxes with the Mini Clear Cut Punches by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

For my other packages, I used green grosgrain ribbon and made bows with the 1-2-3 Punchboard.  I made them in size Large and in the same papers that are seen through the punched windows.

Peekaboo Gift Boxes with the Mini Clear Cut Punches by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

You can do all kinds of fun things with the Clear-Cut punches, from scrapbooking to cardmaking to gift wrapping!  I hope you’ll give these festive boxes a try–I can’t wait to give these away!

Peekaboo Gift Boxes with the Mini Clear Cut Punches by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies:

Clear Cut Punch – 1″ Circle

Clear Cut Punch – 1″ Star

1-2-3 Punchboard

Pom Pom Maker

Mini Trimmer

 

How to Make Shaker Cards with the Mini Clear Cut Punches

Hello We R Fans! Happy summer, finally! The warm temps leave me wanting to be outside all day, but I still need to make cards for birthdays and friends. Leave it to We R Memory Keepers to make tools to make card-making fast and easy, and of course, it will still be adorable! The new Clear Cut Punch Minis are cute and so helpful for any paper crafting! Check out how I made quick shaker cards that make me smile!

Shaker Cards with the Mini Clear Cut Punches by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Shaker Cards with the Mini Clear Cut Punches by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

The Oh, Summertime papers from Pebbles, Inc, have bright colors and have a sheet of 2×2 squares.  Inside those squares are images that I knew would be perfect to punch out and turn into tiny shakers! That’s the best part about the Clear Cut Punches-you can see exactly where you will punch, highlighting the best parts of your patterned papers!

Shaker Cards with the Mini Clear Cut Punches by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I began by cutting individual squares from the patterned paper. I placed a square of paper on the base of the punch. When I placed my punch down on my work surface, I made sure that the small arrow on the base was pointing upwards. On top of the paper, the teal disc was placed. It lines up with the magnets on the punch base. The teal disc also has the word “up” on it, to make lining up even easier.

If your patterned paper image is not lined up quite as you wish, gently slide the paper around, leaving the teal disc on top. The paper moves easily and the opening on the inside shows what part of the image will be punched from the paper.

Shaker Cards with the Mini Clear Cut Punches by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To begin my shaker-making, I placed the square of patterned paper on my card base. (striped paper is my base) Adhesive was applied to the circle that was punched away and then the circle was placed back in its spot. By doing this, my images will all align and create a complete image.

Shaker Cards with the Mini Clear Cut Punches by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To the back of the square patterned paper, adhesive was added, along with clear transparency. Foam squares were adhered around the opening on top of the transparency. These two steps create the shaker.

To the circle on the card base, I added my sequins, keeping them completely inside the shape. Then the backing was removed from the foam and the image placed over the top. Shaker done. Adorably done!

Shaker Cards with the Mini Clear Cut Punches by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

What will you punch with your Clear Cut Punch Minis?

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

  • Clear Cut Punch Mini Circle
  • Trim & Score Board

Pebbles:

  • Oh, Summertime 12×12 papers

American Crafts:

  • Sticky Thumb; adhesive runner, foam adhesive

Mini Laser Square Project Ideas

Happy Friday crafters! This week we’ve been sharing ways the new Mini Laser Square helps create perfectly spaced and aligned projects, making crafting that much easier. Today we’ve got a roundup of craft projects featuring the Mini Laser Square from our amazing in house design team. Get ready to pin some fabulous ideas!

Handmade Cards featuring the Mini Laser Square by We R Memory Keepers

The Mini Laser Square is perfect for small scale craft projects, like these pretty handmade cards. Use it to align sentiments and embellishments, like stickers or enamel dots. It’s perfect for even spacing and borders too!

DIY Party Decor featuring the Mini Laser Square by We R Memory Keepers

Making your own party decor? The Mini Laser Square can help with that! Get banners, garlands and letters space and lined up exactly how you want them.

DIY Home Decor featuring the Mini Laser Square by We R Memory Keepers

Have you ever finished a home decor project only to notice that all your hard work is for nothing because it’s crooked? No more crooked lines with the Mini Laser Square! You can be confident your lines are straight on any project.

DIY Canvas Decor featuring the Mini Laser Square by We R Memory Keepers

We’re loving these DIY washi tape canvases! They’re hung perfectly spaced and perfectly straight thanks to the Mini Laser Square. It’s perfect for hanging gallery walls.

Planner Cover featuring the Mini Laser Square by We R Memory Keepers

Decorate your planner with confidence using the Mini Laser Square. Whether you’re placing washi tape, drawing grids, or handlettering you can be sure your planner will be straight and square!

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to grab a Mini Laser Square in stores or online. It’s a must-have for any crafter.

Planner Divider with the Mini Laser Square

Hello everybody! Soraya here today to show you a fun tutorial to make your own summer divider for your planner using the absolutely cute Mini Laser Square! You will need some liquid inks, a water spray, a plastic bag, a brush pen and a thin marker, some washi tape and tne Planner Punch Board.

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First of all, trim a white cardstock according to the right dimension of your planner. Mine is the Mini Memory Planner by Heidi Swapp so my cardstock measures 17×9.5 cm. Use the Trim & Score Board for an easy cut. Then punch the holes with the Planner Punch Board refering to the chart of planners you have on the back of the punch.

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On a plastic bag put some drops of liquid ink : yellow and pink. Spray some water to dilute the pigments then flip the bag onto the paper and spread the color. Use a heat gun to dry it well.

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Time to play with Mini Laser Square! Place your cardstock on the tool and use some washi tape to secure the paper. Turn it on and place the laser where you want to write on the cardstock. With a black brush pen, write “july” on the line. So easy and so fun!

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Then add the rest of the title “for ice cream” going down the laser line by line! Use different tips of brush pen and marker to give a dynamic effect.

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Add some washi tape accents to your divider. You can also place a little ice cream in the middle of the title!

Planner Divider Mini Laser Square by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

And voilà! Your divider is now ready to sublimate your planner spread!

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I hope you had fun joining me! Happy creating everyone and until next time!

Soraya.

 

List of supplies :

Mini Laser Square

Mini Memory Planner

Amy Tangerine washi tapes

Planner Punch Board

Trim & Score Board

 

 

 

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.

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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!

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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