Foil Quill Halloween Cards

Hey there We R fans, Laura  here today. I am loving using the Foil Quill to create beautiful designs for my projects. The DCWV Happy Halloween premium stack has holographic foil accents on some of the papers. Using my Foil Quill to create embellishments for cards means that I can coordinate them so well with premium foiled papers.

Halloween Cards with the Foil Quill by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

For the first spider card, I started by foiling some silver spiders and spider webs on black paper. I used my Cricut machine, the holiday USB drive, and the medium foil quill tool.

Halloween Cards with the Foil Quill by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I fussy cut out the spiders and spider webs to use on my card.

Halloween Cards with the Foil Quill by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Next, I created a 5” x 7” card base using The Works tool and patterned paper. I cut an additional strip of paper to go in the middle.

Halloween Cards with the Foil Quill by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I used the corner rounder on The Works tool to round the edges of my sentiment card. I added a little piece of black and white baker’s twine over the spider strand on the card.

I attached the sentiment card to a white and silver spider web patterned paper using adhesive dots. I also used adhesive dots to attach the foiled spider webs and spider.

Halloween Cards with the Foil Quill by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

For the second ghost card I used The Works tool again to create another 5” x 7” card base. I found a Happy Halloween sentiment card and rounded the corners. I wrapped black and white bakers’ twine around the card and tied a bow.

I used the Foil Quill and my Cricut again to foil a bunch of silver ghost outlines on white paper. I fussy cut them out and attached them to the card using adhesive dots.

Halloween Cards with the Foil Quill by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

These Halloween cards turned out so cute. And I love how I can easily foil designs to go with the premium holographic foil papers I already had in my collection.

 

Supplies

Cricut or Silhouette Machine

Foil Quill – Standard Tip

Foil Quill USB Art – Holiday

12 x 12 Foil Sheets – Silver Swan

White and Black Cardstock

The Works All-In-One Tool

DCWV Happy Halloween Paper Stack

Black and White Baker’s Twine

 

Make a Fall Card Set with the Foil Quill

Hello, We R friends. Enza here, and today I’m sharing a set of fall cards featuring the amazing Foil Quill system. How many times have you struggled trying to find the right embellishments for your projects after using up what comes in the collection? I’m obsessed with ephemera pieces, so those are the first ones to go for me. The Foil Quill system allows me to replenish my stash and have a bunch of die cuts ready to be used at any time.

Here are the cards I made. I used the gorgeous Again & Again collection by Pink Paislee. Both cards feature a horizontal design and they’re packed with beautiful gold-foiled leaves.

Fall Card Set with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I started by selecting my designs from the Paige Evans USB Drive. I picked five different leaf shapes, which I imported into the Silhouette software to create a pattern. My initial idea was to fill out a 12×12 paper with the leaves and use that as card bases, but I changed my mind and decided to fussy cut them instead. The 12×12 Foil Sheets are very handy when it comes to this type of project!

For the first card, I created a big cluster behind the sentiment.

Fall Card Set with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I trimmed a 5 ½ x 3 ¾ inch panel to adhere to the card base. I then cut another panel to place on top; this one measures 5 ½ x 3 inches. To create dimension, I used foam adhesive to adhere them down. After choosing my sentiment, I arranged the gold-foiled leaves behind it and, again, gave them dimension with foam dots. I finished the card with gold puffy stickers from the Again & Again collection.

Fall Card Set with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

The second card is very similar in terms of design, with two horizontal panels adhered together with foam adhesive.

Fall Card Set with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

This time I arranged the leaves in opposite corners to form two clusters. They are so pretty and shiny! Once those were in place, I added some floral die cuts and stickers, as well as a sentiment.

Fall Card Set with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I love making my own embellishments with the Foil Quill. So many foil colors to choose from and designs that are versatile and fun.

I hope you enjoyed this post and have found some inspiration in it.

Have a great day!
Enza

Supplies:

Foil Quill

Foil Quill Paige Evans USB Art

All-In-One Tool

Foil Quill – 12×12 Foil Sheets – Gold Finch

Ultimate Tool Kit

Pink Paislee Again & Again

 

How to Make a Gold Foil Card with the Freestyle Pens

Hello We R fans! It’s Aly Dosdall here today to share a cool and easy technique you can use with the new Freestyle Pens. Some of you may be thinking the same thing I did when I first heard about the Freestyle Pens: I can’t draw and I hate my handwriting, so how can I use the Freestyle Pens?

Well, there are SO many ways to use these pens that don’t require mad lettering or drawing skills. Here’s an easy and very cool way: create a modern gold foil brush stroke background for your handmade cards!

Gold Foil Handmade Card with the Freestyle Pens by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Adding gold foil details to your projects doesn’t have to be difficult or complicated. For this card I used a ruler and the Bold Tip Freestyle Pen to create a modern brush stroke pattern on plain cardstock as the background.

Gold Foil Handmade Card with the Freestyle Pens by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

The process was easy and I love the results. Let me show you how I did it!

Bold Tip Freestyle Pen by We R Memory Keepers

First, I plugged my Bold Tip Freestyle Pen into my USB Battery Pack and let it heat up for 10 minutes. I love that there’s a light on the handle of the pen so I know it’s getting power.

Foil Quill Magnetic Mat by We R Memory Keepers

Next, I prepped my cardstock by trimming it to size and placing it on the Magnetic Mat. The mat isn’t necessary for using the Freestyle Pens, but it sure is handy and saves on tape! I placed a piece of gold foil over the cardstock and secured it with two of the magnetic strips that come with the mat.

Gold Foil Handmade Card with the Freestyle Pens by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Then I placed my small magnetic ruler over the foil and started drawing rows of brush strokes across the cardstock. The cool thing about a brush stroke pattern is that it isn’t meant to be perfect or completely straight. The imperfections are what make it look modern and stylish, so that’s perfect for a freestyle pen, right? I just used the ruler to keep my lines somewhat uniform and separated.

Gold Foil Handmade Card with the Freestyle Pens by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I covered the entire piece of cardstock with brush strokes, and it only took me a few minutes. It turned out to be a cool, modern and stand-out background for this birthday card!

Gold Foil Handmade Card with the Freestyle Pens by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

To complete the card I added a strip of patterned paper and some die cut ephemera pieces from the Dear Lizzy New Day collection. Then I added a few gold sequins to tie in the gold background.

Gold Foil Handmade Card with the Freestyle Pens by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for stopping by today! If you’d like more project ideas and tutorials for the Freestyle Pens, be sure to check out our YouTube channel, Facebook page, or Instagram feed. Have fun creating!

Supplies:
Bold Tip Freestyle Pen
Gold Foil 4×6 sheets
American Crafts Cardstock
Dear Lizzy New Day collection

 

Handmade Card with the Ribbon Stitching Tool

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with a card that is loaded with texture! Adding texture to any card or layout adds extra oomph to your project. It literally makes you want to reach out and touch it! Using the We R Memory Keepers Ribbon Stitch Tool, I was able to add a really cool ribbon embellishment to my card. Check it out!

Handmade Card with the RIbbon Stitching Tool by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

See how the ribbon is woven into the paper? The Ribbon Stitch Tool helps you create that look simply.

Handmade Card with the RIbbon Stitching Tool by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

The Ribbon Stitch Tool has a top and bottom that holds together with a magnet. To begin, sandwich your paper between the two parts. It is very easy to adjust your paper and get the guidelines straight. When the placement is as you desire, push the tool down into the paper, using the guides. You will have to turn the tool, as the curve on the punch is curved in one direction.

We R Memory Keepers Ribbon Stitching Tool

This is what the paper looks like when it has been punched. You can continue your pattern down your paper, or simply stop here for a border.

We R Memory Keepers Ribbon Stitching Tool

The Ribbon Stitch Tool comes with small, plastic, threaders. These pieces make it much easier to weave your ribbon into your paper. Pull off the adhesive backing and place the plastic on each side of the end of your ribbon.

Handmade Card with the RIbbon Stitching Tool by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

After weaving the ribbon through my patterned paper, I trimmed the ends close to the edge with a notch. It was a cute finish for this card. It would also be easy to adhere the ribbon ends on the backside of the paper.

Handmade Card with the RIbbon Stitching Tool by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I added a Pebbles sticker and a few leaves I made from patterned paper to the ribbon embellishment. It really makes the words pop from the card.

What kind of weaving pattern would you create?

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

Pebbles, My Bright Life:

 

Emoji Christmas Cards

Hello We R fans! It’s Aly here today to share a colorful and fun set of Christmas cards I made. I’m loving all the colorful holiday decor I’ve been seeing around the Interwebs this season, so I wanted to try my hand at a colorful Christmas project. I decided to make a set of Emoji Christmas Cards with the Emoji Punch Board!

Enoji Christmas Cards by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Enoji Christmas Cards by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

To make these emoji holiday cards I grabbed my Emoji Punch Board and made 9 different emojis using the pre-cut papers and the instruction booklet included with the tool.

Enoji Christmas Cards by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

 

 

Then I grabbed the DCWV Inc Christmas Flipside stack and cut out some Christmas themed paper accessories to dress up my emojis. Tip: when fussing cutting shapes or patterns I love to use my Detail Scissors!

Enoji Christmas Cards by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I created three layered cards with the Flipside stack, backed each emoji with a black cardstock circle that I punched out with the punch board, and then placed the embellished emojis on the card.

Enoji Christmas Cards by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I punched out some sentiments with the Word Punch Board, including the new Numbers & Symbols Punches that are sold separately.

Enoji Christmas Cards by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I backed the white sentiment strips I punched out with some red cardstock to add contrast so that the words are easily seen.

Enoji Christmas Cards by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I hope you enjoyed these colorful and fun Emoji Christmas Cards. Thanks for stopping by, and we’ll see you back here with some exciting news tomorrow!

Supplies:

Emoji Punch Board
Word Punch Board
Numbers & Symbols Punches
Detail Scissors
Trim & Score Board
DCWV Inc Christmas Flipside 12×12 Stack

Holiday Cards with the Precision Press

Hello everybody! Soraya here today to share three holiday cards using the Precision Press Advanced!

Holiday Cards with the Precision Press Advanced by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Card 1 : #happyholidays

The Precision Press Advanced combined with the layered stamps allows you to create beautiful textured images. All you have to do is stamp one layer at a time with different color ink pads.

I used transparent ink for the last layer in order to heat emboss with gold powder.

We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score BoardWe R Memory Keepers CMYK StampsHoliday Cards with the Precision Press Advanced by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersHoliday Cards with the Precision Press Advanced by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Cards with the Precision Press Advanced by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

I added some watercolor all around this pretty bird before typing the sentiment with my Typecast Typewriter.

Holiday Cards with the Precision Press Advanced by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersHoliday Cards with the Precision Press Advanced by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersHoliday Cards with the Precision Press Advanced by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Card 2 : Share

For this second card, I stamped a stack of gifts with the same color combo I used before. Then cut it out and placed it on the card with 3D foam pads.

Gifts Layered Stamps by We R Memory KeepersStitch Happy Sewing Machine by We R Memory KeepersHoliday Cards with the Precision Press Advanced by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Card 3 : Merry & Bright

This card has a lot of dimension and texture thanks to the sewing circles, the wood veeners accents and the flower I stamped with 3 different colors to add more depth.

Typecast Typewriter by We R Memory KeepersHoliday Cards with the Precision Press Advanced by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersHoliday Cards with the Precision Press Advanced by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Cards with the Precision Press Advanced by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

And voilà! Here are some details about the three holiday cards.

Holiday Cards with the Precision Press Advanced by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersHoliday Cards with the Precision Press Advanced by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersHoliday Cards with the Precision Press Advanced by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

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

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Precision Press Advanced

CMYK ink pads

Layered stamps

Typecast Typewriter

Stitch Happy

Papers from DCWV

Watercolor

Gold embossing powder

Trim & Score Board

Embellishments

Happy Jig Holiday Cards

Hello, We R fans! Christmas will be here in no time! Lots to do, especially when it comes to holiday crafting. Today I’m sharing a set of cards that is perfect if you’re looking for a fun and easy way to send season’s greetings.

The Happy Jig is all you need to make an impact, and wow the recipients with your cards. Once you have all the pegs set up on the board, creating sentiments or shapes goes rather quickly.

Happy Jig Holiday Cards by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I started by trimming all the individual pieces from the new DCWV Farmhouse Christmas Premium Stack. I wanted my cards to be simple, so I just layered several patterned papers, making sure to use foam adhesive in between for more dimension.

For the first card, I used the Banner Punch Board to create two banners, which I then machine-stitched together. I used my Stitch Happy Sewing Machine to create a border around the card panel, and give it a bit of interest and finished look.

Happy Jig Holiday Cards by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I added stickers from the same collection before hand-stitching the “merry” sentiment in place. I love the variety of colored wire I can choose from – this red one is perfect for Christmas!

Happy Jig Holiday Cards by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

The second card features different patterns, as well as a beautiful, festive 3×4 card that I placed right on top.

Happy Jig Holiday Cards by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I decided to go with “Joy” for my sentiment.

Happy Jig Holiday Cards by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

Happy Jig Holiday Cards by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

As in the first card, I machine-stitched around the patterned paper for texture, and hand-stitched the wire word in place. Some twine wrapped around the panel finished the card.

Happy Jig Holiday Cards by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I hope you enjoyed reading about my process, and feel inspired to use the super fun Happy Jig for your next Holiday cards.

Thank you for stopping by!

Enza

 

Happy Jig

Stitch Happy Sewing Machine

Banner Punch Board

 

DCWV Farmhouse Christmas Premium Stack

 

 

Shaped Christmas Card Set

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with fun, festive, and handmade cards for the holidays! Everyone loves to make (and get) a handmade card in the mail, but during the holidays, our time is at a premium. Once again, We R Memory Keepers is bringing us a tool that saves time and makes us look good! The Circle Spin & Trim is a tool that makes creating circles of just about any size a snap! Smooth and easy to use, check out how I used it on these ornament cards.

Shaped Christmas Card Set featuring the Circle Spinby Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Making these cards took so little time. And how cute are they? Not your everyday Christmas card, that is for sure!

Shaped Christmas Card Set featuring the Circle Spin & Trim by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

The blades for the Circle Spin & Trim sit in the top of the tool. Love the on-board storage and the fact that there are two blades! To cut, one blade easily twists into the guides on the center of the tool. You can choose from so many different sizes!

Shaped Christmas Card Set featuring the Circle Spin & Trim by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

After the blade is inserted, place your paper inside the Circle Spin & Trim. Firmly close the lid. See the piece that looks like a “Sorry” game board piece? It’s the handle. Simply turn the handle and it will cut your circle.

Shaped Christmas Card Set featuring the Circle Spin & Trim by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I cut out circles from green, red, aqua, and pink cardstock. Two for each card-for a front and back.

On one set of circles, I stamped and heat embossed the word joy. On the others, I added layers of stripes, created with white cardstock.

Shaped Christmas Card Set featuring the Circle Spin & Trim by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To make the ornament hanger, I trimmed silver glitter cardstock to size. (approximately 1” x 1”) I scored each piece of glitter cardstock in half, adhering one side to each piece of cardstock.

To have a place to “hang” the ornament from, I used my We R Memory Keepers Reinforcer Hole Punch. Punching the rings from the same silver glitter cardstock. Each ring was glued to the top, as shown.

Shaped Christmas Card Set featuring the Circle Spin & Trim by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

On the inside of each card, I added another circle, one that was the next size smaller. Look at that perfect layering! Yay! The circle gave me a place to write some quick words.

Shaped Christmas Card Set featuring the Circle Spin & Trim by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

After making these, I had so many more ideas! Wouldn’t it be cute to place a photo on the inside, above the writing? Oooh, and these would make adorable tags on Christmas gifts. Or just to use as ornaments themselves! What will you make with your Circle Spin & Trim?

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

Bazzill:

Various cardstock

Make DIY Stamped Embellishments on your Handmade Cards with the Precision Press Advanced

Hello We R fans! Kimberly here and it has been awhile since I shared a quick tutorial. So as I was using my We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced the other day, I realized that I HAD to share this quick tip that will change your stamping on coordinating die cuts world! Line your stamped images up inside their matching die cuts perfectly with these tips. I know I need all the help I can get with this!

Handmade Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Precision Press Advanced and Vicki Boutin Stamps & Dies

This beautiful butterfly image is from Vicki Boutin’s Field Notes line. With this lovely image, I knew I needed to not only use it, but make it the star of my card.

Handmade Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Precision Press Advanced and Vicki Boutin Stamps & Dies

Using the coordinating die, I would be able to pop the butterfly up off my card and let it shine.

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced + Vicki Boutin Field Notes Dies and Stamps Set

I started by die cutting the butterfly from card stock. It does not matter where in your paper you cut it. I used the edge to get more use of my paper on another project.

Handmade Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Precision Press Advanced and Vicki Boutin Stamps & Dies

Place your negative piece (the left-over) inside the Precision Press Advanced. The location does not matter. Secure the paper in place with the magnets.

Handmade Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Precision Press Advanced and Vicki Boutin Stamps & Dies

Set the stamp (flat side up) inside the opening. The clear stamp makes it easy to see through the die cut opening, allowing you to quickly line up the edges all the way around the stamp.

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced + Vicki Boutin Field Notes Stamps and Dies

Place the clear top of the Precision Press Advanced over the paper and stamp and press down. When you press down, the stamp will cling to the clear plate.

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced + Vicki Boutin Field Notes Stamps and Dies

Take the clear top off and place the die cut card stock back inside the negative space.

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced + Vicki Boutin Field Notes Stamps and Dies

Ink your image, place the clear plate back on the press, and push down. Because the stamp was lined up with the Precision Press Advanced, each of your impressions will come out perfectly! You could stamp hundreds of these beautiful butterflies with no mistakes!

Handmade Card by Kimberly Crawford featuring the We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced and Vicki Boutin Field Notes Stamp & Dies Set

Will you use this tip the next time you need to line up a stamp and die cut?

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers

American Crafts – Vicki Boutin – Field Notes

  • Patterned paper Good Stuff, Simple Things
  • Stamps and Dies
  • Stickers

Three Ways to Use the Crop-A-Dile on Your Handmade Cards

Hello and welcome to our blog! It’s Eva here today showing you how to use your eyelets in three different ways to create some fun cards.

Handmade Cards featuring the Crop-A-Dile and Eyelets by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The new Eyelet Cases are absolutely amazing. They come in three different hues (pastel, bright and metallic) and have medium sized eyelets and shaped eyelets like stars, flowers and hearts, how cool is that?

The first way you can use your eyelets is simply to pass some twine or thread between 2 of them. I began my card by making a few points where I wanted my eyelets to be. Tip: Use your Square Guide to make perfectly aligned lines every time!

Square Guide by We R Memory Keepers

Next, I used my Crop a Dile to poke holes on my card and set the eyelets

Crop-A-Dile and Eyelets by We R Memory Keepers

On each thread I wanted to hang a letter so I used my Word Punch Board and matching cardstock to punch the word “Hello”

We R Memory Keepers Word Punch BoardHandmade Cards featuring the Crop-A-Dile and Eyelets by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory KeepersHandmade Cards featuring the Crop-A-Dile and Eyelets by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I thread some embroidery floss trough the eyelets and embellish them with sequins and other small things.

Handmade Cards featuring the Crop-A-Dile and Eyelets by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Another way you can use eyelets is to cover an entire shape like a circle, a heart or a flower. The heart eyelets were perfect for my “I Love You” card. I cut the sentiment with my electronic cutting machine and then drew the heart shape on a small piece of cardstock.

Handmade Cards featuring the Crop-A-Dile and Eyelets by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I set all my eyelets very close to each other making sure all the white space of my shape was covered. Finally, I put some colored cardstock on the back and glued the top of the card with some 3d dots.

Handmade Cards featuring the Crop-A-Dile and Eyelets by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

 

The third way you can use eyelets is simply to accent the card, like you would use enamel dots!

For this card I used my Precision Press Advanced to stamp a star background on my white cardstock. This tool is really amazing, it made my job really easy and the best part is that you can go on and stamp again if you didn’t make it right the first time!

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced

I added a sentiment “I Love You More Than All The Stars” and added some gold eyelets here and there.  Super simple and fun!

Handmade Cards featuring the Crop-A-Dile and Eyelets by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

What do you think? Do you use eyelets to embellish your projects! Why don’t you try some of these techniques next time?

Handmade Cards featuring the Crop-A-Dile and Eyelets by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory KeepersHandmade Cards featuring the Crop-A-Dile and Eyelets by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Square Guide

Precision Press Advanced

Eyelet Cases

Crop a Dile