Handmade Gift Ideas with the Precision Press Advanced

Hello WeR fans and welcome back to the blog today! It’s Chantalle with you, to share some ideas using the all-new Advanced Precision Press stamping platform. If you are a fan of stamping then let me tell you, this is a must-have tool. I’m not the world’s biggest stamper by any means, but I have quite a few because they look so darn cute. I spent a couple of nights playing with this platform, and by the end of them, I was absolutely hooked!

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

The Press can be used on it’s own, as a base for freehand stamping or pop on an extra press plate for layered stamping!

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons
This floral encouragement card was created using two techniques, which I will go into detail with you below.

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

First, I experimented with a watercolour technique. My watercolour paper was held in place with the magnets provided in the packaging. Unfortunately, during transit, mine broke so I found a great little tip online of holding the bits in place with some strong binding tape. (The tape actually also makes them easier to pick up off the paper so it’s worth a go if you struggle with that kind of thing.) Next, I arranged where I wanted the stamps to go, on my paper. I placed the acrylic plate over the top and picked up the stamps. I then coloured in areas of the stamp with some Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers. After that, they had a quick little spritz with some water and then I positioned the acrylic plate onto the pegs and pressed down to stamp.

The image revealed was very subtle, but that’s the beauty of a stamping platform – you can keep going back to an area until you have a perfect impression!

I built up layers of colour until I was happy with the result and then used my Detail Scissors to cut the flowers out.

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

The background of the card is this beautiful, moody Hawthorne paper by Heidi Swapp. I’ve positioned my same Vicki Boutin flower stamps over the paper and picked them up again with the acrylic plate. Now as you can see from the image, my stamps are hanging a bit off my paper. I wanted the flowers to bleed off the edge so I popped a piece of scrap paper underneath the patterned paper to catch any excess ink.

I used Versamark for my impression and then covered the area with white embossing powder which I heat set.

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

The contrast between the dark papers, white embossing and pops of bright watercolour turned out so nicely. I’ve used some gorgeous Coral Bazzill cardstock and paired it with another Vicki Boutin stamped sentiment as well as a Heidi Swapp Hawthorne die cut shape.

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

The next project I created is this mixed media piece of art. You might remember I created a similar piece a few months ago… My friend at work really loved it and it’s her birthday coming up, so I created this version for her. It was so much fun to create and I can’t wait to give it to her!

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons
As you can imagine, there are lots and lots of yummy details to take in on this piece. The focal point is that beautiful drawn lady which is from a Jane Davenport paper pad. I love the figures she draws. This young lady has been given a few slicks of watercolour paint and a bit of detail with some delicate Vicki Boutin Rub Ons.

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

My Precision Press Advanced came into play when trying to plan the layout of the image. Initally, I wanted to use a few Amy Tangerine die cut shapes, but there needed to be a large contrast between the sizes of things on the page. The background is brushed on watercolour and then I have placed some Vicki Boutin circular stamp shapes onto the paper. Because the side of the Press is open, you can use many size papers with it, which is great!

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

When I was happy with the stamping, I ran some gorgeous gold art screen ink over a woodgrain texture Heidi Swapp art screen.

Next came some texture paste and a bit more paint as well as lots of finer details like some circles cut with my fave Circle Clear Cut Punch out. These have also been given a bit of watercolour treatment. Other details are things like gold leave (all the heart eyes!!) as well as some rub ons.

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

I hope she likes it!

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

My final little gift idea is this mini travel notebook/journal. Now I’ve got to give credit to a friend of mine who has taken a bit of inspiration from us scrappers! He whipped up heaps of these little notebooks and gave them to all of us as work, which I thought was pretty awesome.

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

I’ve used the same principal of a simple folded 6×7 inch piece of paper (a sturdier one is best like good quality patterned paper or cardstock) then rounded the edges with my ever-faithful WRMK Crop A Dile Corner Chomper and decorated the cover using my Advanced Precision Press.

Folding the paper was so easy thanks to the adorable new Mini Score Board. It’s lightweight and perfect for smaller projects like this one and very compact so you can keep it close to hand in your craft space.

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

The starburst shape has been embossed with Zing Gold Glitter Embossing Powder.

This notebook has a simple staple finish holding the sheets of paper together. I’ve  used a marker and coloured mine black so they don’t stand out as much on the patterned paper.

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

I use this type of notebook for so many things like shopping lists, or quick ideas as well as keeping a note of what craft supplies I use on projects. So handy and super easy to put together!

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

Thanks again for stopping by. One could go even further by stamping on plain wrapping/brown paper to make custom designs and create matching envelopes for cards with the Envelope Punch Board then customize it with the Precision Press! Perhaps you might consider one of these ideas for your gift giving. Until next time, happy crafting!

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

Precision Press Advanced

WRMK Acrylic Blocks

Circle Clear Cut Punch

WRMK Crop A Dile Corner Chomper

WRMK 3 Way Corner Rounder

Mini Score Board

Embossing Stylus

Detail Scissors

Vicki Boutin Acrylic Paint

Vicki Boutin Stamp & Die Set (floral)

Vicki Boutin Stamp & Die Set (circles)

Vicki Boutin Rub Ons

Vicki Boutin Color Wheel ink pads

Heidi Swapp Art Screen

Heidi Swapp Art Screen Ink Gold

Heidi Swapp Gold Foil Flakes

Heidi Swapp Glue Pen

Heidi Swapp Hawthorne 12×12 Pad

Heidi Swapp Hawthorne Clear Stickers

Heidi Swapp Hawthorne Ephemera

Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers

Jane Davenport Rub Ons

Amy Tangerine Die Cut Shapes with foil

Crate Good Vibes Stamp Set

Crate Paper Good Vibes Serious Fun 12×12

AC Zing Gold Glitter Embossing Powder

 

St. Patrick’s Day Stamped Cupcake Toppers

Hello We R friends! Aly Dosdall here again. St. Patrick’s Day is coming soon, and at our house it’s a fun day where we celebrate mostly with food! We die our milk green, cook green eggs and ham, and always have a yummy green dessert. This year, I’m thinking it’s going to be cupcakes.

CMYK Stamped Cupcake Toppers by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

And to dress up those cupcakes, I’ve got a fun idea for some St. Patrick’s Day stamped cupcake toppers featuring the CMYK Stamps + Inks, and the new Acrylic Block Set. I thought this CMYK layered stamp set would be perfect for the holiday since it includes all the colors of the rainbow.

CMYK Stamped Cupcake Toppers by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

CMYK Stamped Cupcake Toppers by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I started by stamping the design from the Hello CMYK Stamp Set. These stamps have a cool pixelated look and work by layering the four basic colors together one on top of the other.

We R Memory Keepers CMYK Stamps and Vicki Boutin Moth Dies and Stamps Set

I substituted the “hello” sentiment in the middle with the “lucky” sentiment from the Vicki Boutin Moth Dies and Stamps Set. I used some washi tape to cover the “hello” sentiment when inking the black layer of the design, and then removed the tape before stamping so the sentiment didn’t show up.

We R Memory Keepers CMYK Stamps and Inks

Once I finished stamping the toppers, I cut them out with the new Detail Scissors from the Hand Tools collection, and then hot glued them onto some paper straws with the new USB Power Mini Glue Gun. I love that this glue gun is portable since I don’t need to worry about connecting to an outlet. I simply used my phone charger–awesome!

What I love about the CMYK Stamp Sets is that they really are a statement piece on your craft projects. They’re perfect focal points and really don’t need much embellishment.

CMYK Stamped Cupcake Toppers by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I finished off my cupcakes with some wraps I made out of Bazzill Basics Gold Foil Cardstock with the DIY Party Board. I love how they turned out! Thanks for stopping by–I’ll see you next time.

Supplies:

Acrylic Block Set
CMYK Hello Stamp Set
CMYK Inks
DIY Party Board
Hand Tools, Detail Scissors
USB Power Mini Glue Gun
Bazzill Basics Gold Foil Cardstock
Vicki Boutin Moth Dies and Stamps Set

Stamped Card and Envelope

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly Crawford here with a card and matching envelope. When you are stamping, its wonderful to be able to not only create custom-colored images, but also coordinating projects like envelopes. We R Memory Keepers has all the tools to help you create stamped cards with ease.

Stamped Card and Envelope by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

My card began with color inspiration from the Cedar Lane 6×6 Paper Pad. From there, I choose the Rose Layered Stamp set to create my card.

Stamped Card and Envelope by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

The layered stamp sets include a guide image. It is a stamp that assists in perfectly lining up your images. Because of my project, today I did not use that guide image, but it is very handy. The other three images in the set include layers. These layers build up the image and create a lot of depth.

We R Memory Keepers Layered Stamps

You can see how the layers build upon one another. Also notice the acrylic block I am using to stamp my image. I really like the lines on the block. The lines meet in the middle and go all the way across. Having those lines really helps line up your images.

We R Memory Keepers Acrylic Blocks

While I was stamping my main image for my card, I also decided to stamp a liner for my envelope.

Stamped Card and Envelope by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Stamped Card and Envelope by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I stamped my rose image repeatedly onto white text-weight paper.  (so as to not add bulk to my envelope) Using my Envelope Punch Board, I created a simple liner. What a special touch to add, with ease!

Stamped Card and Envelope by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I trimmed my second stamped rose out and adhered it with foam. This added a ton of depth to my card. The finishing touch to the card was a bit of Stitch Happy Multimedia Baker’s Twine.

Have you tried Layered Stamps yet?

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

American Crafts:

Butterfly Favor Boxes with Layered Stamps

Hello everyone!  It’s Eva here today bringing you a quick favor box made with the 1,2, 3 Punch Board and the Butterfly Layered Stamp Set.

Butterfly Favor Boxes with Layered Stamps by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I love to make favor boxes for parties or family events and stamps really make the job easy because you can have all the favors look the same with just a few supplies.

For this favor box I used my 1,2, 3 Punch Board to make a Small size box. All the instructions are already on the board so it is super easy! I started with a 6 inch paper to use my 12 x 12 inch paper completely.

How cute is this polka dot cardstock from Bazzill Paper?  There are a lot of colors to choose from!

Butterfly Favor Boxes with Layered Stamps by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To have a cohesive look I choose the Layered Butterfly Stamp and made them in the same color as my box. These new Acrylic Blocks come in three different sizes and have guides in the middle so you can align your stamps perfectly!

Butterfly Favor Boxes with Layered Stamps by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Next, I used my Vicki Boutin stamp set and stamped a sentiment using the black CMYK ink.  After that I punched a tag with my Clear Cut Punch.

Butterfly Favor Boxes with Layered Stamps by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Finally I used my Ribbon Cutter to cut and seal three different ribbons.

Butterfly Favor Boxes with Layered Stamps by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To assemble the box I placed some candies inside and embellished it with the ribbon, tag and butterfly. I love the tone on tone look of these favor boxes!

Butterfly Favor Boxes with Layered Stamps by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

These little favor boxes are super cute and with the help of your favorite Punch Board and some stamps you can make them very quickly.

Butterfly Favor Boxes with Layered Stamps by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

 

Have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies:

1,2, 3 Punch Board
Polka Dot Cardstock by Bazzill Paper

Clear Cut Punch
Butterfly Layered Stamp
CMYK inks

Acrylic Blocks
Vicki Boutin Stamp Set

Stamped Bookmarks

Hi there, We R friends, Laura here today. I must admit I am a little bit of a paper hoarder. If I have scraps from projects, I usually save anything that is left over. This year I have been trying to use up some of my stash. Making stamped bookmarks is the perfect way to use up those smaller pieces of scrap cardstock. My bookmarks are two inches by six inches.

Stamped Bookmarks by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

The fun part about using stamps is you can layer them on your project to create an entirely new look. When I am working with stamps that I will be stamping off the edge of my design, I place a piece of scrap paper under my cardstock. I use washi tape to secure both my bookmark and the alignment frame, so nothing shifts.

Stamped Bookmarks by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

When using the CMYK stamps, start by placing your K stamp on the acrylic block. The acrylic block stamping set has three different sizes to make it easy to find one that will work with all your clear acrylic stamps. Apply black ink and place the stamp in the frame.

Repeat this process with the M, C, and Y stamps and coordinating inks in that order. I did two roses on my bookmark with each one going off the cardstock a bit.

Stamped Bookmarks by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Stamped Bookmarks by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

For the layered stamps you follow the same process of first placing your alignment frame on your project. But for these stamps you can completely customize your project by using any color stamp ink you want!

For the hello bookmark I used the cyan and magenta ink pads. I started by using the alignment guide to create the layered hello part of the stamp. Then I used the floral stamp to free hand a pattern around it on the rest of the bookmark.

Stamped Bookmarks by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Stamped Bookmarks by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

On the layered camera stamp, I started by stamping each camera in black. Then, I used different colors to create the inner designs. I stamped the cameras on an angle to make the bookmark a little more interesting.

Stamped Bookmarks by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

To finish off the bookmarks, use the Crop-A-Dile to punch a hole in the top of the bookmark. Thread ribbon or twine through the hole.

Stamped Bookmarks by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

These bookmarks would make a perfect gift for your favorite book lover.

Stamped Bookmarks by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Supplies

Acrylic Block Stamping Set

CMYK Stamp Rose

CMYK Ink Pads

Layered Stamp: Banner

Layered Stamp: Camera

Cardstock

Ribbon or Twine

Crop-A-Dile