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

 

Patriotic Cupcake Toppers

Hello We R fans, and happy Friday! It’s Aly here again, and I’m glad you stopped by the blog today. Independence Day is a holiday with special memories and meaning for me, so I’m excited to share some Patriotic Cupcake Toppers inspired by my love for this favorite time of year.

Patriotic Cupcake Toppers by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Fireworks are a big part of the Fourth of July for me and my family, so I wanted to create the look of fireworks on my cupcake toppers. Marker Airbrush to the rescue!

Patriotic Cupcake Toppers by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Patriotic Cupcake Toppers by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I knew I wanted to use the Marker Airbrush for the background of my cupcake toppers, so I picked out some patriotic colored markers from my stash, and created the feel of fireworks on some scraps of smooth Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock.

Marker Airbrush by We R Memory Keepers

Deciding how to add text to each topper took a bit more thought. I knew it would be easy to add Thickers, or patriotic die cut phrases, but I really wanted to keep the airbrush look consistent throughout the project. Then it hit me that I could use my Word Punch Board (shipping to retailers July 2018) to create a custom template for the Marker Airbrush!

Word Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

I punched out the letters “USA”, taped the template over my background (along with a little extra scrap of paper to completely cover it), and then used the complementary color with the Marker Airbrush to add the letters for my toppers.

Marker Airbrush by We R Memory Keepers

Once I finished adding the letters to the backgrounds, I punched them out with the Clear Cut Heart Punch. It was the perfect solution to portray my love for my country AND to quickly and easily punch out the text.

Clear Cut Heart Punch by We R Memory Keepers

To finish off my cupcake toppers, I added a few clear adhesive backed rhinestones for some sparkle, and then taped them to some fancy red and blue large sandwich picks.

Patriotic Cupcake Toppers by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Don’t they look cool with these cupcakes with the red, white, and blue swirled frosting?

Patriotic Cupcake Toppers by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Patriotic Cupcake Toppers by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

This would be a great technique to include on a patriotic greeting card, place card, or gift tag since you can easily customize the text using the Word Punch Board and the Marker Airbrush!

Patriotic Cupcake Toppers by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for stopping by the blog friends! I hope you enjoy a fun, safe, and memorable Independence Day holiday this year. Happy crafting!

Supplies:

Word Punch Board
Maker Airbrush
Clear Cut Heart Punch
Bazzill Marshmallow smooth cardstock

Patriotic Garland

Hey there, We R friends, Laura here today with a fun patriotic garland craft you can make with just a few simple We R tools. Use the mini alphabet punch board and the trim & score board to create a pretty garland banner you can use to decorate for the 4th of July or any patriotic holiday.

Patriotic Garland by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Start by creating the rosettes. I used papers from the DCWV Nautical Mile cardstock stack. There are a lot of red, white, and blue papers in this paper stack that are perfect for this project. For each rosette, I started with an 8” x 8” patterned paper. I used the trim & score board to create score lines every ½”.

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

Then, I cut the scored paper in half to create two sheets of 4” x 8” scored patterned paper.

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

To create the rosette, fold the paper accordion style using the score lines as your guide.

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

Then, fold the paper in half and use hot glue to attach the two ends. This will create a half circle. Do the same for the other paper, and then glue the two halves together with hot glue.

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

To keep the rosette from popping apart, use the Clear Cut circle punch to create a circle in a coordinating paper. Use hot glue to secure the circle to the middle of the rosette.

Circle Clear Cut Punch by We R Memory Keepers

Cut out the letters ‘AMERICA’ from red, white, and blue textured cardstock using the mini alphabet punch board and the instruction book. Attach them to the front of the rosettes using adhesive foam dots to give the garland a little dimension.

Mini Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Hot glue the rosettes to a strand of ribbon to hang your garland.

Patriotic Garland by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I love the mix of colors and patterns on this garland. I used varying shades of blue and red for each rosette. With the red, white, and blue letters, the banner turned out very patriotic.

Patriotic Garland by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

This will make a festive and fun decoration for my 4th of July decorating. It would also be perfect for Memorial Day, Labor Day, or any other patriotic festivity you are celebrating.

 

Supplies
Trim & Score Board

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Clear Cut Punch 2” Circle

USB Mini Glue Gun

DCWV Nautical Mile Single-Sided Cardstock Stack

Red, White, and Blue Cardstock

Ribbon

 

I Spy We R: Patriotic Projects

It’s Friday friends, and we are so excited to revisit a fun feature that we haven’t shared on our blog for quite a while–I Spy We R! For this blog feature we scour the internet looking for projects from our fans that use We R tools, and then we share them in an I Spy roundup.

Today the I Spy feature has a theme, and that is Patriotic Projects. We found ten really fabulous red, white, and blue inspirational projects on the internet to share with you today, so sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Fourth of July Ribbon Wand

Use your Photo Sleeve Fuse to create a festive shaker ribbon wand for Independence Day. How perfect would this be for your local parade? Check out the Sweet Rose Studio blog HERE for full instructions.

America Banner

Grab your Banner Punch Board and your favorite patriotic papers, and make a red, white, and blue banner to celebrate the great US of A! Laura from Laura’s Crafty Life shares the how-to HERE.

Fourth of July Banner

Here’s another take on a patriotic banner by Eva Pizarro for Pebbles Inc. CLICK HERE to learn how she made this festive piece of patriotic decor with the Banner Punch Board.

Paper Rosette Fourth of July Decorations

Our friends at Blitsy made these beautiful Paper Rosettes with the DIY Party Rosette Punch. Visit the Blitsy website HERE for instructions on how to make these rosettes for your patriotic party next weekend.

Red, White, and Blue Pinwheels

Nothing says summer like pinwheels, and they’re the perfect decor for your July Fourth event! CLICK HERE to visit the Pebbles, Inc blog for instructions from Amanda Coleman on how to make your own with the Pinwheel Punch Board.

Happy 4th of July Banner

Make a trendy garland, perfect for any patriotic party, with the Alphabet Punch Board, the Link Punch, and your favorite red, white, and blue paper. Visit the Crafty Blog Stalker HERE for more photos and details.

Red, White, and Blue Gift Bags

If you need ideas for a patriotic favor or hostess gift, look no further than THESE darling red, white, and blue gift bags by Wendy Sue Anderson that we found on the Pebbles, Inc blog. They’re easy to make with the Gift Bag Punch Board!

Easy Patriotic Treats

Assemble these easy treat cups for a summer backyard barbecue with the Crop-A-Dile and some patriotic ribbon. Light up the outdoor fireplace and these are the perfect pre-firework dessert! CLICK HERE for full instructions from Just Destiny Mag.

Patriotic Denim Pocket Banner

The Crop-A-Dile can punch through more than just a paper cup! Save those old pairs of jeans, cut out the pockets, and make this cute all-american banner for your Independence Day celebration. Punch holes in the corners of the denim pockets with your Crop-A-Dile, add eyelets, and tie them together to make a perfect patriotic garland. CLICK HERE for full instructions on the Pen + Paper Flowers blog.

Patriotic Pinwheel Gift Boxes

Our final project is another perfect hostess gift or party favor idea from Eva Pizarro for Pebbles Inc. Visit their blog HERE to learn how she made these adorable patriotic gift boxes topped with pretty pinwheels using the 123 Punch Board, the Pinwheel Punch Board, and the Crop-A-Dile.

Thanks for joining us today! We hope this patriotic version of I Spy We R has inspired your Independence Day crafting. Have a fun and safe weekend, friends, and we’ll see you back here next week!

Patriotic Party Favors

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with a fun and quick treat bag for your Fourth of July celebrations! Each year on the Fourth, everyone spends the day, following the parade, at my parent’s house on the lake. After the day in the sun, we head back into town early, to get good seats for the fireworks. The littles, and let’s face it, the big people too, get a bit restless waiting for dusk. So, I thought it would be fun to make little treat bags to keep everyone entertained and happy. The We R Memory Keepers Scallop Goodie Bag Guide helped me put these festive packages together easily!

Patriotic Party Favors by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

With a few seasonal treats and silly accessories, these bags will be a hit!

Patriotic Party Favors by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

 

 

I started by using the Scallop Goodie Bag Guide to cut a few pieces of food-safe glassine papers. The Guide allows you to tear the paper by simply pulling. It also has a straight-edge for getting crisp folds.

Scallop Goodie Bag Guide by We R Memory Keepers

Inside each bag are Pop Rocks candy, licorice, glow bracelets, glow wants, and a pair of ridiculous sunglasses. Lots of fun! I see selfies happening already!

Patriotic Party Favors by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

 

On each bag, I attached a medallion I created with ribbon and a pre-made star burst from the Oh Goodie line.

Patriotic Party Favors by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To get clean cut edges on my ribbon, I used the Ribbon Cutter tool. This tool not only cuts the ribbon, but seals it too. To get the notched ends in the ribbon, I folded it in half before placing it in the tool. The sharper the angle it is placed in the tool, the deeper the notch.

Scallop Goodie Bag Guide by We R Memory Keepers

These cute bags came together quickly. Who needs to make these for their Fourth of July celebration?

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers

Patriotic Banner with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Hey there We R Memory Keeper friends and fans, Becki here, to share a really fun, really easy patriotic banner with the mini alphabet punch board. True confession time, this is the first time I’ve played with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board. I can honestly say that I had so much fun playing with it and that it wasn’t nearly as confusing as I thought it would be. I dug into my stash of patterned papers and embellishments to find some red, white, and blue supplies. I found the “America the Beautiful” collection from Pebbles. Of course, this is the perfect collection for this project.
Patriotic Banner featuring the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
The “USA” letters are the first thing I cut out with the dark wood grain patterned paper. It only takes a few minutes to punch/cut each letter. Then, I cut the banner shapes with the Banner Punch Board (one of my favorite tools). Each banner piece is 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. The banner punch board makes cutting out pieces for a banner a breeze!
Patriotic Banner featuring the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Patriotic Banner featuring the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Patriotic Banner featuring the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

After cutting all the pieces out, I was ready to assemble the banner. I used pop dots to adhere the letters and some of the stickers to the banner pieces. Each banner piece is a little bit different. The banner is put together with a thin piece of rope. The knot at either end of the banner not only keeps the banner pieces from falling off but it adds a fun textural element to the finished banner.

Patriotic Banner featuring the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

I’d love to hear about what patriotic home decor you’re creating this Summer season. Now, you can create your own patriotic banner with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board. Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. Have a happy Summer!

Supplies:

Mini Alphabet Punch Board
Banner Punch Board

Patriotic Goodie Bags

Hello and welcome to the We R Memory Keepers’ blog! I am Eva Pizarro and today I want to show you how to make some cute Patriotic Treat Bags using the Goodie Bag Guide.

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The Oh Goodie Collection has all you need to make easy and cute treat bags, from glassine paper to embellishments and even seals! Plus The Goodie Bag Guide can be used with other types of paper. You can see a tutorial on how to use this tool on this We R YouTube video by Aly.

I used the A, B and D inserts and started with an 8 inch paper. For my first treat bag I decided I wanted to use some red paper from the Flower Girl collection. To make it even more fun I cut a star window on my paper, I used a shape from the Clearly Posh Ephemera as my guide

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The tool cuts patterned paper really easy, the possibilities are endless!  Next, I glued my treat bag with a strong adhesive like this glue gun from Bazzill. I also added a piece of Clearly Posh acetate to cover my star window.

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To embellish my treat bag I used a sticker from the Flower Girl collection, a star from the Ephemera Pack of the Clearly Posh Collection, a vintage clothespin, and of course my favorite–a chocolate chip cookie!

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I assembled everything and this is how it turned out!

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For the next treat bag I used the Oh Goodie paper, the stars pattern was perfect for my theme and I love that my treat bag is grease proof, so no food stains! To decorate I used a die cut  from the Flower Girl collection; a vintage clothespin, starburst tag , and star clip from the Oh Goodie Collection; and some baker’s twine.

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Patriotic Treat Bags by Eva Pizarro 7

For my last treat bag I ran some cardstock through my Evolution Advanced using the Gemstone Next Level Embossing Folder to add some extra texture to the bag.

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And I also made 5  mini banners with my Banner Punch Board. I used them to create a star by attaching them on top of a starburst tag.

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I added a few more embellishments like a wood veneer from the Flower Girl collection and a vintage clothespin.

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Add your triangles to the tag using some foam dots and finally layer the wood veneer on top.

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My treat bags are ready and they are so cute! I think all my friends will want one now!

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Patriotic Treat Bags by Eva Pizarro 12

Do you make treat bags for your friends and family?

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Happy 4th of July!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Flower Girl 12 x 12 Patterned Paper
Flower Girl Accent Stickers
Flower Girl Wood Veneers
Flower Girl Ephemera Pack
Clearly Posh Ephemera
DIY Party Goodie Bag Guide
Oh Goodie Glassine Pattern Paper
Oh Goodie Vintage Clothespins
Oh Goodie Tags & String
Oh Goodie Decorative Paper Clips
Evolution Advanced
Next Level Embossing Folders–GemStone
Clearly Posh 12×12 Acetate Sheets
Baker’s Twine–Red
Banner Punch Board

 

Red, White, & Blue Candy Boxes

Hello, friends! Tessa Buys here with a patriotic gift idea for Red, White and Blue week:

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Independence Day is my favorite holiday and I’ve invited friends and family over to celebrate. Knowing that my guests will take up more parking on the street than we normally do, I created these fireworks-esque gift boxes filled with treats to give to my neighbors.

WRMK Red White Blue Candy Boxes Tessa Buys 4

If you haven’t seen the tutorial for using the candy box templates with the Template Studio, it’s a must-see. You can watch it on our YouTube channel HERE. I watched it just once through and was able to make my boxes in no time without any trouble. It never ceases to amaze me just how innovative We R Memory Keepers is!

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To make my candy boxes extra festive, I stuffed the ends with tissue paper before securing them closed with curling ribbon. I think they look “explosive” this way!

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To further dress up the candy boxes, I made wraps from the left over poster board scraps. When making score lines for the wraps, I added 1/8th of an inch to the measurement given for the score marks on the boxes. That little bit of wiggle room makes for a perfect fit. For an added patriotic punch, I used DIY Party Fringe Tape in silver on two of the wraps. I love the shine and sparkle!

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To help you get an idea of the scale of these candy boxes, I asked my two-year-old to model for us. Here she is holding the large candy box, specifically the 3x3x12.5 inch box:

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And here she is with the extra large candy box, size 4.5×4.5×19 inches:

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As you can see, these boxes hold plenty of treats – hopefully enough that the neighbors don’t mind tight parking on July 4th.

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If you’re looking for a great packaging idea for some red, white and blue treats, these candy boxes can’t be beat! Enjoy creating!

 

Supplies Used:

DIY Party Fringe Tape Silver
Template Studio Starter Kit
Candy Box Template Guide
Designer Poster Board