Card Week: Frame Punch Board Halloween Card

Hey We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here to share with you an adorable Halloween card that I created with two of my favorite We R Memory Keeper tools, the Dial Trimmer and the Frame Punch Board.

Halloween Card by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

The moment I started playing with the dial trimmer I loved the scalloped blade. I used the scalloped blade on several strips of patterned paper from the Pebbles Midnight Haunting collection.

Halloween Card by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Each strip of patterned paper has a scallop along the bottom edge of the strip. The scalloped strip was added with the scallop blade on the dial trimmer. After I had the scalloped strips cut, I used the Frame Punch Board to cut a four inch frame out of a black piece of patterned paper from the same Midnight Haunting Collection. Using a strong liquid adhesive, I layered the strips and adhered them to the back of the frame. Once the strops were in place, I ruffled the scalloped edges slightly to create a little bit of dimension and to make the scallops more noticeable.

Halloween Card by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Because I wanted the scalloped strips to stand out, I kept the embellishment to a minimum. I adhered a chipboard sentiment and a ghost die cut in the center of the frame with a strong liquid adhesive. Then, to finish things off, I added a few puffy stickers.

Halloween Card by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

The card base for this card is created from patterned paper. The card front is five inches square with rounded corners. It was so easy to round the corners of this card with the Frame Punch Board.

Halloween Card by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I can’t wait to share this card AND make more of them using the same design. Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’ll see you again soon!

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers Dial Trimmer
We R Memory Keepers Frame Punch Board
Pebbles Midnight Haunting Collection

Card Week: 123 Punch Board Card

Hello friends, and happy Monday! This Saturday, Oct. 7th, is World Cardmaking Day. To celebrate the wonderful world of handmade cards, our designers have created some amazing card inspiration for you each day this week. We’ll also have a special guest designer on Friday, so be sure to check in here on the blog each day this week. First up is Kimberly with a darling card she made with the 123 Punch Board.

 

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with a card. Shocking, I know. I truly love making cards and this week is leading up to World Card Making Day! One of the tools I almost always grab when making a card is the We R Memory Keepers 123 Punch Board! Its several tools in one, and today I found a new and cool use for it! Yes!!

123 Punch Board Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

First of all, the 123 Punch Board makes bows. Who doesn’t love a bow? I have found that the XS size bow works perfect on cards.

123 Punch Board Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

The instructions for creating a bow are printed directly on the 123 Punch Board, which I am thrilled about!

123 Punch Board Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Remember that cool new way I was talking about? Check out my notched end on my patterned paper. I create notched ends all the time with my scissors. Pretty sure most cards I make have one somewhere.

But instead of scissors, I am now going to grab my 123 Punch Board! Easy and perfect! To create the notch in the paper, cut the paper to size.

123 Punch Board Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Here I have a 1” piece of patterned paper. Slide the paper into the punching mechanism, lining it up to be centered. Punch and voila!

123 Punch Board Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To finish off my card, I had to create a matching envelope. The 123 Punch Board makes not only envelopes, but envelope liners too! How beautiful is that paper from the Creekside collection?

123 Punch Board Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

What is your favorite We R Memory Keepers card-making tool?

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

American Crafts: 1canoe2 Creekside Collection

 

 

Planner Spread with the Washi Chomper

Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here. Washi tape is a staple when I am planning. For this week’s pages, I put the We R Memory Keepers Washi Chomper to use, along with some planner-friendly WRMK  washi tapes:

Planner Spread with the We R Memory Keepers Washi Chomper by Tessa Buys

First, I started with the days of the week. Using the days of the week washi and the Washi Chomper, I made a pointed label for each day. I love how the washi strips now direct my eye to that day’s appointments.

Planner Spread with the We R Memory Keepers Washi Chomper by Tessa Buys

Second, I used the Washi Chomper to cut out a few yellow arrows to highlight some important details of my week. This time I created one pointed end and one notched end. I love how handy the We R Memory Keepers washi tapes are for keeping my planner organized!

Planner Spread with the We R Memory Keepers Washi Chomper by Tessa Buys

Last, I used some other WRMK washi tapes to simply decorate my page – coral borders here and there, and polka dot accents in a few places. Some Pink Paislee puffy stickers finished off the embellishing and my pages were ready for my pen.

Planner Spread with the We R Memory Keepers Washi Chomper by Tessa Buys

Planner Spread with the We R Memory Keepers Washi Chomper by Tessa Buys

 

I love how the Washi Chomper perfectly cut all my washi tape labels. I know I could do pretty much the same thing with scissors, but not nearly this neatly and uniformly. I never can seem to get my notches perfectly centered, and forget an even point. This handy tool is going straight into my planning supplies cart for many future uses!

Planner Spread with the We R Memory Keepers Washi Chomper by Tessa Buys

Supplies Used:

Washi Chomper

Washi Tape

Washi Tape

Throwback Thursday: Washi Tape Wall Decor

Today we’re sharing one of our most popular past projects featuring washi tape. This piece of DIY Wall Decor is easy to make and can be customized to fit any style, color scheme, or theme of the room you plan to place it in. Check out more photos and details below!

Pinterest is one of my all time favorite places to find inspiration for projects of all kinds. Recently I came across something that really inspired me on Pinterest to create a fun piece of home decor–a Washi Tape Letter.

Washi Tape Letter Decor by Aly Dosdall

I was inspired by a pin that was originally from Anthropologie (another favorite place of inspiration) and I loved it. Here’s it is:

anthologie inspirationn

When I saw these Candied Letter Desk Clips I just knew I had to replicate the concept with washi tape and paper. After thinking and planning for a while here’s what I came up with!

Washi Tape Letter Decor by Aly Dosdall 2

To create this decor piece here are the supplies I used:

1. 4 1/2″ x 6″ white wood monogram (I picked one up at my local craft store)
2. Analogous colors of washi tape in various widths (analogous meaning they sit next to each other on the color wheel)
3. 8″ x 8″ piece of bare chipboard
4. Woodgrain contact paper (or woodgrain patterned paper)
5. Craft knife and cutting mat
6. Hot glue or other strong adhesive
7. Twine (optional)

I started by selecting some analogous colors of Washi Tape to match my craft room (which is where this piece resides). I made sure to choose varying widths and patterns within the color scheme to create more visual interest. I also threw in a few contrasting neutral colors–woodgrain brown, dark brown, black, and silver.

washi tape letter 1

I placed strips of washi tape across the front of my letter (which was already painted white when purchased) in horizontal stripes, being careful to create some balance in how I interspersed the contrasting colors. Designer tip: wipe down your letter with a clean cloth before adhering the washi tape to remove any dirt or dust–that way your washi tape will adhere more securely to your letter.

Once I covered the entire front of my letter I placed it upside down on my Precision Glass Cutting Mat and used my Craft Knife to cut off the excess. Since my letter has lots of curves and odd angles it was easier to only cover the front of the letter and not the sides.

washi tape letter 2

Next, I cut an 8″ x 8″ piece of Chipboard to 6″ x 7 1/4″. Then I trimmed an 8″ x 9 1/4″ piece of woodgrain contact paper for the front cover, and a 5 1/2″ x 6 3/4″ piece for the back.

washi tape letter 4

I cut the corners out of the front cover and wrapped the contact paper around the chipboard.

washi tape letter 5

Then I placed the back cover on to finish off the woodgrain background.

washi tape letter 6

Once my background was finished I measured and marked my letter so it was centered on the background. Then I hot glued my washi tape letter on and allowed it to dry thoroughly before displaying.

Washi Tape Letter Decor by Aly Dosdall_close

If you’d like, you can hot glue some twine on the back of the piece for hanging, or you can stand it up on a shelf to display it. I love what this decor piece adds to my craft room!

~Aly

Supplies:

Washi Tape
8″ x 8″ Chipboard
Craft Knife
Precision Glass Cutting Mat

Pocket Page with the Washi Chomper

Hello everybody! Soraya here to share with you a pocket page project using a great tool that will rock your way of using washi tape: the Washi Chomper!

Pocket Page featuring the Washi Chomper by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Pocket Page featuring the Washi Chomper by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

This fun tool is able to trim and give shapes to your washi tape! It’s very easy and comfortable to use, I had a cool time playing with it to decorate my pocket page.

Pocket Page featuring the Washi Chomper by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Pocket Page featuring the Washi Chomper by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Pocket Page featuring the Washi Chomper by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

You can even use one or both ends of the washi cut as arrows or a banner flag! The We R Memory Keepers washi tapes are the best! My favorite are the “days of the week” and the thin coral roll with small hearts.

Pocket Page featuring the Washi Chomper by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Pocket Page featuring the Washi Chomper by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Pocket Page featuring the Washi Chomper by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

The Washi Chomper is definitely one these tools you can easily become addicted to!  Forget your scissors and play with this fun trimmer!  Hope you had fun joining me today, happy creating everyone and until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Washi Chomper

We R Washi Tapes

Photo sleeves

Papers and embellishments are from Maggie Holmes

 

Washi Tape Menu Planner

Hello everyone! Eva Pizarro here today on the blog showing you a Washi Tape Menu Planner Board made with our newest tool: the Washi Chomper.

Washi Tape Menu Planner by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

My inspiration for this project was the cute washi roll with the days of the week. You could use it for your planner, Project Life or layouts, but I think it was perfect for this little project!

To make the Menu Planner you could use a whiteboard or, like I did, whiteboard vinyl.  If you use vinyl you can attach it directly to your fridge, wall or windows. My kitchen has poor natural light so, for the sake of the tutorial, I attached it to a sheet of cardboard first.

Use the thin pink washi tape to make a frame on your whiteboard and mark where you want your divisions using the Supreme Ruler. My whiteboard was 17 inches long so my Supreme Ruler was very helpful!

Washi Tape Menu Planner by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Following your marks and make your divisions with the same pink washi tape.

Washi Tape Menu Planner by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Use thickers to make your title and align it with the Supreme Ruler.

Washi Tape Menu Planner by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Use the Washi Chomper to create banners with the days of the week. This tool is very easy to use and you can have perfectly trimmed washi tape with just one touch. It has an alignment tool and a removable base so you can easily get out small pieces that may remain attached to the base.

Washi Tape Menu Planner by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To create the banner simply fold the washi tape in half and insert it into your tool. You can easily cut through two layers of washi tape.

Washi Tape Menu Planner by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Hang the banner on the top of your Menu Planner.

Washi Tape Menu Planner by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Now your Menu Planner is ready, all you have to do is write the meals with a dry erase marker and you are done!

Washi Tape Menu Planner by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Washi Tape is great to decorate and the new We R Washi tape rolls come in a variety of colors that I am sure you are going to love!

Washi Tape Menu Planner by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

If you are a washi lover this tool is going to be your stash’s best friend. Can you think of a cool project with the Washi Chomper?

Washi Tape Menu Planner by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a great week!

Eva

 

Supplies

Washi Chomper

Washi Tape Rolls Acqua

Washi Tape Rolls Coral

Washi Tape Rolls Yellow

Supreme Ruler

 

Washi Tape Bookmarks

Good morning, We R Memory Keepers fans, Laura here today. Washi tape has to be one of my absolute favorite crafting supplies. I use it all the time in my planner, to label file folders, and for crafts. Today, I am going to show you how easy it is to make washi tape bookmarks with paperclips.

Washi Tape Bookmarks by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Start by gathering all your supplies. You will need a selection of washi tape, paper clips in various sizes, and the washi chomper.

Washi Tape Bookmarks by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

First, grab a piece of washi tape about 3 to 4 inches long.

Washi Tape Bookmarks by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Place it through the top of the paper clip. Match up the ends together and press the washi tape together. Once you get close to the paper clip, turn the washi so it is towards the top and finish placing the washi tape together.

Washi Tape Bookmarks by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

You want to always be sure to place your washi tape on this side of the paper clip with only one rounded edge so you can still slide the paper clip onto your papers and have your washi flag stick out the top.

Use the washi chomper to create the perfect v-shape at the end of your washi tape. This is so much easier than trying to carefully use scissors to cut the ends.

Washi Tape Bookmarks by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Washi Tape Bookmarks by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I like to do a slight variation with smaller paper clips. Start off the same way by sliding your washi tape through the top edge of the paper clip on the side.

Washi Tape Bookmarks by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

This time, fold the washi tape in half, match up the ends, and press the washi tape pieces together while leaving it on the side of the clip.

Again, use the washi chomper to create the flag shape in the washi. The washi chomper is adjustable so you can cut just about any size washi perfectly.

Washi Tape Bookmarks by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I love to use these little washi tape paper clips as bookmarks since they stay put, and I don’t have to worry about them falling out of my books. I also love them to mark the week or month in my planners.

Washi Tape Bookmarks by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

They also make an adorable gift. Simply cut a slit in the middle of a tag, attach all the paper clips in a row, and package in a clear cellophane bag.

Washi Tape Bookmarks by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies:

Washi Chomper
Washi Tape
Paper Clips

Mixed Media Roundup

Happy Friday friends! We hope you enjoyed all the lovely mixed media projects from our design team this week. We’re finishing things off with a roundup of past mixed media project ideas from our blog.  We hope these projects inspire to get your hands dirty this weekend. Enjoy!

Mixed Media Project Ideas by We R Memory Keepers

Flower Punch Board Canvas

We’re in love with this beautiful floral canvas! Combining the Flower Punch Board with the Minc is a stroke of genius. CLICK HERE for full instructions.

Flower Punch Board Canvas with Heidi Swapp Minc

Framed Watercolor Art with the Supreme Ruler

The Supreme Ruler was the perfect tool to make this beautiful watercolor art come together. For more photos and details about this project, CLICK HERE.

Watercolor Framed Art by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout

We love all the layers on this cool scrapbook page featuring the Mini Alphabet Punch Board and the Frame Punch Board! You can find a step-by-step tutorial for creating this look HERE.

MIxed Media Father's Day Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Watercolor + Washi Tape Scrapbook Page

If you’re new at mixed media projects, this idea is perfect for you! Combine stripes of watercolor paint with your favorite washi tape for the win. Visit our blog HERE for more photos and details.

Washi Tape and Watercolor Scrapbook Page by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Framed Desk Art

Get your Thickers alphabet stickers perfectly aligned with the Laser Square. And then add all the foil to your framed art with the Heidi Swapp Minc. CLICK HERE to learn how.

DIY Framed Desk Art by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks so much for stopping by friends. We hope you have a safe, fun, and crafty weekend!

Mixed Media Planner Dashboard

Hello We R friends! Aly here with you today to share a mixed media planner dashboard I made. I have to say, I’m a beginner at the mixed media thing, but with the Letterpress Starter Kit, the Evolution Advanced, and some paints from the Vicki Boutin Mixed Media collection this dashboard came together quickly and easily, and I’m excited to give it another go!

Mixed Media Letterpress Planner Dashboard by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Mixed Media Letterpress Planner Dashboard by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

To create this dashboard, I used a sheet of 4.25″ x 5.5″ letterpress paper that comes with the Letterpress Kit and added some brush strokes with Vicki Boutin paints in my favorite color palette.

Vicki Boutin paints on letterpress paper

I used a 3/4 soft white mop brush and started with the darkest colors. After those dried I added the medium colors, allowing them to dry, and then the lightest colors. I finished off with some touches of white paint to add some texture.

Mixed Media Letterpress Planner Dashboard by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Once all the paint dried I added a letterpress sentiment using one of the plates that comes in the kit. I trimmed a piece of double sided adhesive from the kit to fit my plate, and then placed it where I wanted the sentiment to be positioned on the dashboard with the adhesive side facing up. Then I lowered the top of the letterpress platform, pressed it into the plate with adhesive to stick the plate to the platform.

Mixed Media Letterpress Planner Dashboard by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Inking the letterpress plate with the black resin ink pad that comes with the kit was easy and a lot less messy than using a tube of ink, a roller, and an ink block. Simply turn the resin ink pad upside down and pounce it on the letterpress plate until it’s fully inked. Then lower the top of the platform and roll it through the Evolution Advanced. No need for complicated combinations of platform and shims–simply turn the dial on the Evolution Advanced to the “Letterpress” setting.

Mixed Media Letterpress Planner Dashboard by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Tip: be sure to leave a paint-free spot on your letterpress paper big enough for your letterpress plate as the resin ink won’t take well to paint.

Once the letterpress ink dried, I punched the insert with my Planner Punch Board + Spiral Disc Punch inserts and added it into my Heidi Swapp Time Flies Memory Planner.

Mixed Media Letterpress Planner Dashboard by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope this project inspires you to try playing around with different combinations of paints and letterpress. Happy crafting friends!

Supplies:

Letterpress Starter Kit
Evolution Advanced
Planner Punch Board
Spiral Punch Inserts
Vicki Boutin Paints (sets 1, 2, & 3)
Heidi Swapp Time Flies Planner

Mixed Media Framed Art

Hello WRMK fans and welcome back to the blog. Chantalle with you today to share this piece of wall art I created with the help of my Heidi Swapp Minc Machine, the Evolution Advanced, and some mixed media supplies.

Mixed Media Framed Art by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

It’s a combination of watercolour paint, some beautiful teal foil and embellishment layers. I really love the way it turned out – I definitely need to find more time to create art!

Mixed Media Framed Art by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

As mentioned, the initial layer consists of some broad watercolour strokes in gentle tones. When it was dry, I gave it a mist with some white Dylusions mist together with my very favourite Dear Lizzy stencil.

Over that, I then used a Heidi Swapp Art Screen with some Heidi Swap Minc Reactive Paint. One simply lays the stencil over the project and applies the art screen paint/ink or in this case, the Reactive Paint, through the stencil. Note: Make sure to remove the stencil carefully. The bottom is mildly adhesive but can stick to areas that have media on them. Also, make sure you wash your stencil straight away. The material of the stencil is reusable which is awesome.

Once the paint was dry, I placed some Teal Min Reactive Foil over the stenciled areas and ran it through my Minc Machine on heat setting 3.

Mixed Media Framed Art by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

If some areas didn’t cover perfectly, it just added to the feel of the project!

Mixed Media Framed Art by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Over the top of the foil detail, I have also added some Vicki Boutin Acrylic Paint in Cotton Candy colour. The soft pink was applied through a spotty Heidi Swapp stencil, which came in a Minc Starter Kit.

Another accent which I have used for a bit more interest, are these Jane Davenport Rub On Transfers. Shaped like little brush marks, these transfers go on beautifully over a bit of texture and they have an ever-so-subtle transparency about them, so they don’t overpower everything underneath.

Mixed Media Framed Art by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Mixed Media Framed Art by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Now it was time to add some pretty elements to my art. I hand cut a figure from my Jane Davenport Paper Pad and placed it off-centre. I really wanted to keep as much detail from the base layer as possible.

You will also notice I have used some floral elements. The flower shapes were cut from an old book I bought for next to no money at a thrift store. I placed the flower metal die shapes from a Vicki Boutin Stamp & Die Set, onto my Evolution Magnetic Cutting Mat and proceeded to run them through my Evolution Advanced. I absolutely LOVE my magnetic mat. It eliminates waste as I can line my dies up perfectly and they don’t budge when I pop them through the die cut machine.

Mixed Media Framed Art by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

You might also see lots and lots of little markings on the project, which were created with Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers. I love these little babies and the colours I used on this piece were ‘Beach’ and ‘Jellyfish’.

 Mixed Media Framed Art by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I just love how all of the elements have come together!

Mixed Media Framed Art by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers
Thank you so much for joining me today.

Mixed Media Framed Art by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Happy creating!

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

Evolution Advanced

Evolution Magnetic Cutting Mat

Heidi Swapp Minc Machine

Heidi Swap Minc Reactive Paint

Heidi Swapp Art Screen

Heidi Swapp Hot Pink/Real Minc Reactive Foil

Heidi Swapp Gold Lamé Color Shine

Heidi Swapp Stencil

Dear Lizzy Stencil

Vicki Boutin Acrylic Paint Cotton Candy

Vicki Boutin Stamp & Die Set

Jane Davenport Paper Pad

Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers

Jane Davenport Rub On Transfers

WRMK Wildflower Stickers

Jen Hadfield for Pebbles Heart of Home Accent Stickers

Jen Hadfield for Pebbles Heart of Home Label Stickers