Our Favorite Colors: Handmade Card Set

Hello, We R friends, Laura here today! I am sharing a fun card set I made with some of my current favorite colors – teal, blue, and pink. I think this color combination is so fun and the adorable Pink Paislee Wild Child Girl collection is perfect for this color theme.

Favorite Colors Card Set by Laura Silva 1

Favorite Colors Card Set by Laura Silva 12To make each card base I started by trimming a 12” x 12” piece of paper to 6” x 8” using the Trim & Score board. I scored the long side at 4” to easily be able to fold the card in half. This will make a card with a finished size of 4” x 6”.

We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board

To embellish the first card, I trimmed teal heart patterned paper from the Wild Child paper pad to fit on the card. I also trimmed a blue and a pink sheet of cardstock to 1 ¾” and then used the banner punch board to create flag shaped banner pieces.

We R Memory Keepers Banner Punch Board

I used the word punch board to spell out the word HELLO on a pretty floral paper. I used an extra piece of the blue cardstock behind the word so that the word showed up better on the card. I trimmed each end of the word with a v shape to mimic the banner pieces I already made.

We R Memory Keepers Word Punch Board

I attached the hello sentiment to the top of the banner pieces.

Handmade Card featuring the Word Punch Board and the Banner Punch Board by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Handmade Card featuring the Word Punch Board and the Banner Punch Board by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I started creating the second card in the same way as I did for the first. I cut a piece of patterned guitar paper to fit on the card base. Then, I used the square punch board to create three mats for this cute cool cat die cut. The square punch board makes it so easy to cut perfectly sized squares and rectangles in so many sizes.

We R Memory Keepers Square Punch Board

I added some twine around the patterned paper that reminded me a little bit of the guitar strings, and then added the guitar die cut using adhesive foam dots.

Handmade Card featuring the Square Punch Board by Laura Silva for We R Memory KeepersHandmade Card featuring the Square Punch Board by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

For the final card, I only used the Trim & Score board. I created the card base from teal cardstock. I added a teal and blue floral paper to the front of the card. I also added a blue cardstock strip along the bottom third of the card. I found a pink tag from the Wild Child ephemera set and added some twine to embellish the top.

Handmade Card featuring the Trim and Score Board by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Then, I attached a floral die cut using foam adhesive dots to give the card a little dimension.

Handmade Card featuring the Trim and Score Board by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I love this color combination of the teal, pink, and blue for these cards. They would be the perfect little set to give as a gift. You could even make coordinating envelopes to go with them using the envelope punch board! What is your favorite color combination?

Handmade Card Set by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Supplies:

Pink Paislee Wild Child Paper Pad

Pink Paislee Wild Child Ephemera Cardstock Die-Cuts

Pink, Blue, Teal, and White Cardstock

Trim & Score Board

Banner Punch Board

Word Punch Board

Square Punch Board

 

 

 

 

Summer Card with the Precision Press Advanced

Hey there We R fans, Nancy here today with a punch of summer crafting! Let’s gather some favorite tools and create a quick and simple seasonal card.

Summer Card with the Precision Press Advanced by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

The We R Tag Punch Board is the best tool for creating tags of all sizes. A few simple adjustments and you have the perfectly cut tag and hole punch to boot. Tags are a great way to anchor smaller embellishments on a card.

Summer Card with the Precision Press Advanced by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

Use foam tape under the tag to create a shadowbox with a bright yellow background. This is a great frame for the flower embellishments. Place a blue flag across the circular opening and center the floral sticker in the center with foam tape for a little lift.

Summer Card with the Precision Press Advanced by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

If you want a perfectly centered and stamped sentiment every single time, don’t forget to pull out the Precision Press Advanced! This tool guarantees beautifully stamped images just where you want them. I use this tool on every single card I create.

Summer Card with the Precision Press Advanced by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

A few brightly colored patterned papers and a handful of We R Memory Keepers tools are the perfect combination for all your card making needs.

 

SUPPLIES:  Precision Press Advanced | Tag Punchboard

Throwback Thursday: Boxed Wedding Invitation

We’re still big fans of this gorgeous boxed wedding invitation Kimberly created for a beach themed wedding. We just love the embossing details and the stunning acetate envelope filled with confetti! Learn how to make it below.

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with a fun way to send a wedding invitation. Wedding invitations are the first impression guests will get of your upcoming wedding.  Creating a unique and memorable invitation is easy with a few tools and supplies from We R Memory Keepers.

boxed wedding invitation Kimberly Crawford

Before starting the invitation, I looked at my 1-2-3 Punch Board size chart to see what size envelopes I could possibly create. When I chose the 5” x 7.5” envelope, I was ready to begin making my invitation. I printed my information out onto specialty paper. On the back, I layered a piece of gold paper for an elegant touch.

boxed wedding invitation 8 Kimberly Crawford

Because this will be a destination wedding, at a beach, I thought using the Next Level Embossing Folder Wave would be a fantastic touch of texture. The embossing folder is not long enough to emboss the whole piece of cardstock, so I embossed one half and then the other. Where the two edges meet, the ridges will be covered up by the front and back panels of cardstock.

boxed wedding invitation 3 Kimberly Crawford

The envelope for this invitation is where the whole idea started. I knew I could create an envelope that would be like a box, with tall sides.  The 1-2-3 Punch Board makes it very easy to create. Using a sheet of Clearly Posh Acetate, I punched and scored the envelope according to the directions.

boxed wedding invitation 2 Kimberly Crawford

Once the sides were adhered together, I placed the invitation inside. Because the envelope is like a box, I have space to add fun touches like DIY Party Confetti, or even small shells.

boxed wedding invitation 4 Kimberly Crawford

To close the invitation, I used a gold foil sticker.  Topped with a small sea shell, the look is complete.

boxed wedding invitation 5 Kimberly Crawford

You can see the sides of the envelope and how it holds everything beautifully!

boxed wedding invitation 6 Kimberly Crawford

Tips for mass producing wedding invitations:

  • Gather your fiancé, friends, and family and make fun afternoon of creating!
  • Gather all the supplies you will need first, make sure you have enough paper, supplies, and adhesives. Be sure and have extras on hand for when mistakes happen.
  • Create each part of the invitation all at once. Print all the invitations. Cut all the papers. Score all the lines, etc. You can give each job to one person.

boxed wedding invitation 7 Kimberly Crawford

 

Supplies:

1-2-3 Punch Board

Next Level Embossing Folders: Wave

Clearly Posh Acetate Sheet: Confetti Dot with Gold Foil

DIY Party Confetti Metallic

Oh Goodie! Foil Stickers; Gold Starburst

Letterpress Wedding Card

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here and it is wedding season. There is something about making a wedding card that makes you want to create something full of elegance and texture. Using a couple tools from We R Memory Keepers, I was able to easily make a gorgeous card for someone’s special day.

Letterpress Wedding Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Nothing says elegance to me like letterpress. The Evolution creates a deep and beautiful impession, simply.

Letterpress Wedding Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To the floral letterpress plate, I added silver ink. This ink is a pigment formula ink, meaning it will stay wetter longer, which is what is needed for the best results when creating this look. I placed my paper over the top of the inked plate, set that inside the letterpress platform, and passed it through the Evolution. (Use the Letterpress setting on the side of the machine. Its one easy turn of the knob for the correct pressure.)

Letterpress Wedding Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

With a few turns of the handle, I was able to make this cardstock truly fabulous. Look at the embossing and how the silver shimmers inside of it.

Letterpress Wedding Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To reinforce the theme of the day, I used the Happy Jig to create the word love from silver wire. All the pegs and a pair of wire cutters are included in the Happy Jig and I love that they all store inside the tool.

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig

The instructions for creating the word love are in the book enclosed with the Happy Jig. (If you are looking for more patterns, be sure and check out the We R Happy Jig Instagram account for more ideas and designs.)

Letterpress Wedding Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To adhere the wire word to my card, I applied a strong glue to the back of the wire.

Letterpress Wedding Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Here is to a summer of love!

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

Accordion Fold Card Organizer

Hello WeR fans and welcome back to the blog today! It’s Chantalle back with you today to show you how a great way to organize your handmade cards and tags. I’ve had the joy of working with some amazing new release paper pads by DCWV these last few weeks and let me tell you, they are definitely worth adding to your stash! The two stacks I’d like to focus on today are the ‘Die Cut Shapes’ which features loads of die cut shapes and gold foil accents and ‘Just my Type’.

DIY Accordion Card Organizer by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

This organizer was supposed to be a little card and envelope gift set for someone (and still could be if I can bare to let go of it lol!) but it sort of morphed into a bit more than that and now contains an assortment of little cards and tags that I can turn to when I’m in need of last minute gift tag or thank you note.

DIY Accordion Card Organizer by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers
The accordion fold looked simple at first. I searched the web for a suitable technique and will admit to struggled a bit in the beginning, fine tuning it for my purposes. Now that I know how it turns out, you will definitely spend less time on it if you wish to create a similar little folder for yourself!

The base for the folder is made out of 1 sheet of 12×12 paper. I tried cardstock and patterned paper but neither yielded the results I was looking for. I settled for a thinner paper and the perfect weight for this job was from a sheet of DCWV ‘Celebrations’ 12×12 Stack. The paper is single sided and folded really nicely.

I first tried ¾ inch score lines on my  Score Board but that width didn’t fold up quite as well on ½ an inch. I scored across the paper, every half inch and then rotated the paper anti clockwise and scored again at 3 and 9 inches respectively. I then folded the larger sections in towards themselves (see pic 2 below) to deepen the score line.

Folding the paper up into a long line once more, I then tucked and folded up the folds in the accordion. Watching a video will make this seem a bit less complex. Click here for some selections:

We R Memory Keepers Score Board

As you can see, I tried a couple of times to get the ends to stand up nicely so that I could add my cardstock dividers. A 12×12 sheet of paper created this folder which has 11 pockets and is 6 inches across and just over 3 inches high. This would be really great to organize project life cards as well!

In between the accordion pockets, I popped some printed cardstock dividers from the fabulous DCWV ‘Just my Type’ 12×12 Stack. This gorgeous pad is bright and beautiful and has awesome clear embossing elements! The dividers are just a touch under 6 inches across and 3 inches high. You may have to tweak them to fit perfectly, to suit your folding etc. 

The next step was to add tabs to the dividers, so I can see at a glance what each pocket contains!

DIY Accordion Card Organizer by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

My Typecast Typewriter was perfect for this task. I typed my headings directly onto the patterned paper and then used my Tab Punch Board to punch out the tab shapes. These were then glued to the pockets.

We R Memory Keepers Tab Punch Board

DIY Accordion Card Organizer by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Now that I had my folder ready, it was time to fill it with a selection of cards and tags!

I cut several pieces of Bazzill cardstock in various shades, each 3×6 inches across. I then use my Mini Score Board (heart eyes for this little tool, seriously!!) to score at 3 inches across so I could get a nice neat fold.

Mini Score Board

Embellishing my cards was SO easy, thanks to the Die Cut Shapes stack. This baby is packed full of various shapes and colors and all to use at the drop of a hat – simply pop out the shape you want and adhere! TIP: At times you will get the little ‘grips’ that stick around after you have popped a die cut shape out of the stencil. These are easy to nip off with a bit of fine sandpaper or another fave new tool, my little Detail Scissors.

Here are some cards I created using various die cuts, which I have just added some detail to with little embellies like enamel dots, glossy accents, ribbon or machine stitching.

DIY Accordion Card Organizer by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers 

Unicorns for the win!

DIY Accordion Card Organizer by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers
Some super quick generic cards. TIP: I’ve brought out a bit of detail on the flowers using some Crystal Drops which you can get in various shades online.

DIY Accordion Card Organizer by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Cheerful notes sure to brighten someone’s day!

DIY Accordion Card Organizer by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I’ve highlighted the gold foil on the bird die cut with some Vicki Boutin Rub-Ons. I find it really annoying when a rub-on is difficult to, erm rub on. But these go on like a breeze! I used my Embossing Stylus to apply them.

DIY Accordion Card Organizer by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Here are some larger tags I included in the set. They are also from the die cut pad. I’ve snipped the top corners off using my Tag Punch Board and run some ribbon through them so they’re ready to use. A bit of detail has also been added to them in the form of finding an ‘echo’ shape like the bigger bird or flower and adding it with some foam tape to the tag for some dimension.

DIY Accordion Card Organizer by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I also created some mini tags from various shapes like emoji’s. This pad is so full of variety, I have no doubt you will find the exact shape you are looking for.

Lastly, I need some co-ordinating envelopes for these guys! I used my DCWV ‘Celebrations’ 12×12 Stack again as the paper is perfect for envelopes. To make these mini beauties, I used the oh-so-adorable Mini Envelope Punch Board. This little punchboard will create envelopes for cards up to 4×4 inches.

The cute baby brother to the Envelope Punch Board!

Mini Envelope Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Mini Envelope Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

A little random pocket I added was a ‘Bits & Pieces’ section. I’ve put some little embellies here like paperclips etc to adhere your card or tag to a gift. I’ve also folded up some cut ribbon sections and added some clear circular stickers.

DIY Accordion Card Organizer by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I’ve already used one of the thank you cards for a friend of mine who recently went to Japan and brought me back of the most incredible handmade paper!

Typecast Typewriter and Cover by We R Memory Keepers

Don’t forget to keep your Typecast dust-free with the handy clear covers, which are now available!

DIY Accordion Card Organizer by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Wishing you lots of happy crafting!

 

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

 

DCWV ‘Die Cut Shapes’ 12×12 Stack

DCWV ‘Just my Type’ 12×12 Stack

DCWV ‘Celebrations’ 12×12 Stack

DCWC ‘Sweet & Sassy’ 6×6 Stack

DCWV ‘Traditional Holiday’ 6×6 Stack

Trim & Score Board

Tag Punch Board

Crop a Dile Eyelet Setter

Mini Score Board

Typecast Typewriter

Embossing Stylus

Pink Paislee Wild Child Puffy Stickers

Tab Punch Board

AC Wild Child Thickers

Bazzill cardstock

Mini Envelope Punch Board

 

Mother’s Day Card

Hello We R fans! Kimberly here with a special Mother’s Day card. There is nothing better than making our moms feel special, especially with a handmade card! But what is even better is when some great tools from We R Memory Keepers and a cute paper pad from DCWV make it quick and easy. Because, let’s face it, we need some time for ourselves on Mother’s Day too!

Mother's Day Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

This card started with the Paper Party Stack from DCWV. This pad is full of great patterned papers, but also a fun bonus…

Mother's Day Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Mini Alphabet Punch Board and the DCWV Inc Paper Party Stack

…pre-cut pieces that create rolled flowers! When I saw these rolled flowers, I knew they would make the perfect “O” in mom. What a huge wow factor!

Mother's Day Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To begin, I cut my patterned paper for my card layers with the We R Memory Keepers Trim & Score Board. This 12×12 trimmer folds up, so it sits on your work space easily. Plus, when making a card, I can choose to score and create a clean fold on my card stock.

Mother's Day Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To create the two ms for mom, I used the We R Memory Keepers Mini Alphabet Punch Board. The letter m can be made two different ways, both are shown in the book that comes with the board. I chose the one-piece method, due to the patterned in the paper I had chosen.

Mother's Day Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Mini Alphabet Punch Board

To give some extra depth to the card, and to make the word mom really stand out, I applied the letters to the card with foam adhesive.

Mother's Day Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

A beautiful Mother’s Day card made easily. Isn’t that the best?! How do you make your Mother’s day cards extra special?

Mother's Day Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

DCWV:

Handmade Card with the Hand Tools

Hey there We’R fans, Nancy here with a look at some of the versatile Hand Tools. These are quality crafting basics that make creating a snap. These are the things that I reach for frequently for all different types of projects. Today, let’s take a look at this detailed card and all the Hand Tools that helped bring it together.

Handmade Card with the Hand Tools by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

To create the woven background use the Mini Rotary Cutter and some cardstock to create a textured background. The rotary cutter makes this complicated looking technique, easy as rolling it down a strip of cardstock. Using a sturdy ruler speeds up the process of creating strips that of the same width.

Handmade Card with the Hand Tools by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

My favorite of all the hand tools are these Precision Scissors. They are extra sharp, compact and make getting into tight corners a cinch. I used them here to create a simple fringe border for the bottom of the card. They can also be used to cut out stamped images.

Handmade Card with the Hand Tools by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

Last but not least, is the Bone Folder. I love how big this folder is and it gave my folded card the crisp edge that give it a very finished look.

Handmade Card with the Hand Tools by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

The We’R Hand Tools are perfect for your crafter’s toolbox. These are the tools that we reach for over and over again. The ones that make our crafty lives easier. Check out the full selection of products and put them to the test!

Handmade Card with the Hand Tools by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

SUPPLIES: Hand Tools; Precision Scissors, Bone Folder, Mini Rotary Cutter

 

 

Happy Jig Card

Hey there We’R fans, Nancy here with a closer look at the Happy Jig. It’s a way to re-wire how we thinking about crafting. The Happy Jig lets you create custom words and shapes in a rainbow of colors. Now let’s take a look at how to create a simple embellished card.

Happy Jig Card by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

Start by using the Happy Jig guide book to place small, medium and large pegs in the grid for the design you have chosen. Here, I chose the coffee cup and the rose gold wire to create this warm treat. The directions are easy to follow and this cup took me just minutes to create. You can also find additional design guides on the We R Memory Keepers Instagram account. I will be using graph paper to create some of the own custom shapes in the future!

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig

One of the best things I love about the Happy Jig is that includes storage right in the tool base itself. A place for the included wirecutters and pegs is convenient and neat – that’s my kind of organization. I like how easy it is the keep all of those little pegs handy.

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig

To adhere the lightweight wire shape, use embroidery floss and a few stitches to sew it to the background. Next, use watercolors to add color to the center of the coffee cup shape. Stamp the sentiment and adhere a border of patterned paper to the edge of the card.

Happy Jig Card by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

The Happy Jig is such a fun and innovative way to make custom wire shapes. I love how flexible and easy the wire is to work with. The fun colors are an added bonus! The Happy Jig is compact and contains storage for all components. It packs a wide variety of design possibilities and shapes!

 

SUPPLIES: Happy Jig, Happy Jig Wire Bundle

 

Spring Card

Hello, We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here to share a Spring card with you. When the Crafters Essentials Detail Scissors landed on my doorstep I had no idea that they would become my new favorite scissors especially for fussy cutting. Fussy cutting is one of my favorite techniques so I’m always on the hunt for a great pair of fine tipped scissors. I love these scissors and they make fussy cutting. Sometimes, cutting tight curves or cutting small pieces can be tricky. The detail scissors make those tricky areas so much easier!

Typecast Type Writer Spring Card by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

As I mentioned I created a spring card to share with you today. I used the DCWV Fairytale Floral paper pad to create this card. This paper pad has the most beautiful florals. The detailed florals were no match for the Detail Scissors. They easily trimmed around and in between the flowers and all of the tiny leaves.

Typecast Type Writer Spring Card by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keeper

To create the card base, I cut several concentric squares from patterned papers in the paper pad. After stacking all the squares together to create the card base, I added a few fussy cut florals to the center of the card.

Typecast Type Writer Spring Card by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keeper

The typecast typewriter made adding a sentiment to this card so easy. The paper pad had such cut apart elements that I couldn’t resist using one of them on this card. The sentiment fit perfectly in the peach banner.

Typecast Type Writer Spring Card by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keeper

Next time I sit down to create I know I’ll have the Detail Scissors in my hand. They will be a staple in my craft room for all of my crafting projects. Now, if I can just figure out how to keep my family from taking my Detail Scissors to use on their projects.

Typecast Type Writer Spring Card by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keeper

Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. Happy crafting my friends. I’ll see you again soon!

 

DCWV Fairytale Floral Paper Pad

We R Memory Keepers Crafters Essential Detail Scissors

We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board

We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter

Make a Card with the Tag Punch Board

Hey there We R fans, Nancy here to day with a look at the new Tag Punch Board. I always have a hard time getting the slopes on my tags to match, so this tool really comes in handy! Today I’m going to make a bed of layered cards for a card base.

Tag Punch Board Card by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

To create the tags, I chose gold, salmon and white cardstock in three different widths. Using the Tag Punch Board is as easy as lining the top of the tag and using the blade just like a regular trimmer.

Tag Punch Board Card by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

Flip the tag over, repeat the trim and you have a perfectly even tag every single time. It even includes a small hole punch tool for the top of the tags. I made about a dozen tags in a few minutes.

Tag Punch Board Card by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

The background of the card is a very pale yellow ombre pattern. Then the three tags were layered with foam tape in a cascade. This creates a nice backdrop full of texture and color. Next a variety of flower, border and sentiment die cuts were used to finish off the card.

Tag Punch Board Card by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

The Tag Punch Board makes for quick, simple and perfectly beautiful tags every time!

Supplies:

Tag Punch Board