Precision Press Valentine Cards

Hello everyone! Eva Pizarro today on the blog showing you some Valentine’s Cards made with the Rose Layered Stamps and my Precision Press

Precision Press Valentine Cards by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The Precision Press is perfect for beginner stampers, you can stamp two or three times without risking to move your design. For this cards I created a background with my stamp, my Precision Press worked perfectly because you can see exactly where you are stamping!

Create a  heart mask with lightweight paper and put some white cardstock underneath. Hold everything with some washi tape.

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Place your stamp over your paper, close the Precision Press and stamp all 3 layers of your design.

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Once you are done move your stamp repeat the process.

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Fill your design with flowers and remove the card.

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Use your Typecast Typewriter to add a sentiment and a sewing machine to make some borders for your heart shape.

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I did two different cards. For the first one, I cut my design and adhere it to a folded piece of patterned paper. I did a zig zag stich all around my heart shape and used papers from the My Funny Valentine collection by Pebbles Inc.

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For the other card I stitched all around my heart to make the heart stand out and then layered some patterned papers on the back.

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I love how these cards turned out! Now you can create your own patterns with different colors and stamps! The Precision Press is going to make everything easier!

Precision Press Valentine Cards by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

 

Eva

 

Supplies:

Precision Press
Typecast Typewriter
Layered Stamp
My Funny Valentine Paper Pad

 

Handmade Cards with the Evolution Advanced

Hello We R friends and Happy New Year!

It’s Chantalle with you today and I’m so happy to be able to share some more ideas with you in 2017. Being a part of the We R Memory Keepers team continues to be a dream come true! I’ve been playing with my clever Evolution Advanced machine and created some cards with a bit of a twist.

Evolution Advanced Card Set by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Embossing and die cutting has never been easier, thanks to the Evolution’s universal platform system. For this interactive birthday card, I have used a couple of metal die shapes – a Bow and a part of the new Gift Card Holder die set.

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I’ve used a piece of the die set, which would normally create the bottom section of the gift card holder sleeve. The die was placed over some DIY Party Vellum, onto my Lifestyle Crafts Magnetic Mat. This mat is AWESOME. I love the fact that I can make use of exact placement (just look at how tight the spacing is on that piece of vellum!)

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I folded the sleeve up and taped it shut on three sides, as per the fold guides. The sleeve has been embellished with some beautiful ‘Moonstruck’ Washi Stickers and Ephemera from Pink Paislee.

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The sleeve lifts off to reveal a little battery operated birthday candle. Make a wish!

I’ve adhered the candle to a Moonstruck journalling card from the Ephemera pack. Underneath, I marked out where the switch for the candle sat and used my kraft knife to carefully cut out the area, enabling the receiver to switch the candle off when not in use.

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My next card makes use of a bit of embossing. Did you know that you can use your Next Level Embossing Folders with more than just paper?

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I remember using this technique in a class I taught once, which was super fun! I’ve cut down a sheet of thin metal into about business card size. I then placed this inside my Heart embossing folder and ran it through my Evolution. Doesn’t it look fabulous! One of the hearts has been given a splash of colour with an alcohol marker.

Note: This cute embossing folder comes in a twin pack with a dot pattern one as well.

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To finish off my shining tag, I used my Crop-a-Dile to punch a hole near the top. I then used my Crop-A–Dile Scallop/Stub Corner Chomper tool to give the top corners a decorative edge. The tag was finished off with a bit of thin black ribbon and a coordinating tag, created with one of my favourite tools – the DIY Tag Punch. My tags were placed onto some black cardstock, over which I have adhered a 3×4 journalling element, cut from a sheet of  #1 Moonstruck 12×12 paper.

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To echo the dark script print I’ve used on my card, I have used some black glitter texture paste through a script stencil.

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The ends of my ribbon were also given a professional finish, thanks to my Ribbon Cutter. If you use a lot of ribbon on your projects you will love how easy it is to cut and seal your end pieces on giftwrap or bows etc.

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My third card makes used of some die cutting as well. Instead of making a formal card, I’ve created a little gift envelope, which has been fashioned out of some Bazzill Printed Acetate and my Envelope Punch Board. (Another must have tool for your stash!!)

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I love that one can grab a sneak peek of what’s inside the envelope. I’ve typed up a personalized birthday wish for a friend directly on to the journaling card, using my Typecast Typewriter.

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Below the note is another journaling card, which I have cut to a specific shape to hold a special treat, in the form of a gift card. Using the same Gift Card Holder die set from earlier, I went about die cutting, with only the bottom bit of the die set, which has the notch area to hold a card as shown below.

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Pop a card into the notch and you’re all set to give a great gift! The top note and bottom card holder have been joined together with an eyelet, set by my Crop-A-Dile.

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I hope these ideas will inspire you to try a different take on your next special card. Thank you for joining me today.

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Til next time!

 

Chantalle

 

 

Supplies:

 

Evolution Advanced

Next Level Embossing Folder

Typecast Typewriter

Typecast Journaling cards (pink/gold & blue/rose gold)

Bazzill Printed Acetate

Ribbon Cutter

Envelope Punch Board

Gift Card Holder Die Set

Bow metal die

Crop-a-Dile

Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper scallop/stub

DIY Party Vellum Pad

DIY Party Tag Punch

 

Pink Paislee Moonstruck:

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Vellum

Ephemera

Word Jumble Stickers

Puffy Stickers

Washi Stickers

Make a Card with the Tab Punch Board

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with a card using the Tab Punch Board. This is such a fun punch board! Not only can I make custom file folders to feed my organization obsession, but I thought I could make a darling file folder shaped card!

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I started by creating a standard card base from double-sided patterned paper. Having bright and fun patterns on both sides of the Oh Happy Life Around Town paper would create a darling file folder card! I cut the paper to 5.5” x 8.5.”

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Following the easy instructions included with the Tab Punch Board, I punched my paper twice and trimmed away one strip of paper. It’s really that easy! Once the tab was punched, I scored the patterned paper with my Trim and Score Board to create the fold. (Scored at 4.25” on the 8.5” side.)

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I decorated the front with fussy-cut flowers from the Good Morning paper from Oh Happy Life. Fussy-cutting is when objects are cut out with scissors. The gorgeous flowers on the patterned paper were perfect for this technique and created wonderful custom accents for my card! Some of the flowers were along the edge of the patterned paper, leaving a straight edge, instead of a full image. Those worked out to create a unique card front because I could place the flowers down the left side. The front was finished with a small strip of heart patterned paper, a sentiment sticker, and a few rhinestones for shine.

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Check out how cute this tab is! It was the perfect place to add another sentiment sticker, and allow the inside pattern to shine through as well!

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On the inside of the file folder card, I added more Oh Happy Life patterned paper, a sentiment cut from a journaling card, and a few more flowers. The yellow flower sits on the score of the card, so to allow the file folder card to still open and close, I simply placed the flower in the Trim and Score Board and scored it down the middle.

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How will you use your Tab Punch Board?

 

Supplies:

Tab Punch Board

Trim and Score Board

Gem Stickers-Mini Rhinestones, Light Rhinestones

American Crafts Oh Happy Life Patterned Paper-Around Town, Good Morning, All Smiles, No Worries

Pink Paislee Moonstruck-Word Jumble Stickers with Gold Foil

 

Boy/Girl Holiday Gift Card Holders

Hello everyone, Wendy here today to share some holiday gift card holder ideas perfect for boys or girls.  Have you tried the pop-up dies yet from We R Memory Keepers?  What fun these dies are!  I used the Pop-Up Gift Box die to create these gift card holders.

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My first card I made was for my daughter.  I used the Urban Chic collection to decorate the card and box, but only a few touches were necessary with such an interactive card.

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I die cut the box from white cardstock because I knew I wanted to use the Teal Chevron Washi tape to decorate the box.  Every girl needs some bling, so after punching twirls and poinsettia leaves from the font punches I added in some red gemstones for a girly touch.

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For my son’s card, I wanted to create a woodsy type card, so I used the Hello Five collection.  The blue plaid with the addition of some mountains, a raccoon, and the star, my snowman made the card front. For a step by step video tutorial for making the gift card holders, visit my YouTube channel HERE.

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I chose to decorate the inside of my card with a snowy scene for my snowman.  I cut my Pop-Up Gift Box again with the plaid and blue star to decorate my box.  The red chevron washi tape added a pop of Christmas to my box and the green font punch pieces were the finishing touch to my card.

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Design Tip:  Adding quick messages to your cards is so easy with the use of the Typewriter and Typecast labels (especially when you’ve already assembled your card)!

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A few gift cards later and I have small personalized gifts that I am able to give to my children, friends, and family!  Thanks so much for joining me today, have fun creating for your holidays!

 

Supplies:

Mini Rhinestones

Sequin Stickers

Chevron Washi Tape:  Coral, Teal

Plastic Bows

Urban Chic Stickers

Urban Chic 6×6 pad

Bazzill Foil Candy Necklace

DIY party 12×12 pad

Frame Punch Board

Holiday Font Punch Serif

Elegant Font Punch

High Five Good Vibes Paper

High Five Epic Paper

Evolution

Pop-Up Gift Box Die

Pop Up Dies Project Inspiration

With the holidays coming up quickly, we thought we’d share some project inspiration using our new Pop Up Dies. These dies are perfect for handmade holiday cards and gifts. When paired with our Evolution Advanced tool, you’ll be set for some fabulous holiday crafting! Check out what our in-house design team created with these awesome crafting supplies.

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Use the new Pop Up Gingerbread House die set to create a DIY snow globe or a darling pop up house card.

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Our Gift Card Holder is the perfect solution for your neighbor, friend, teacher, and co-worker gifts!

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The Pop Up Gift Box die set is the perfect mix of a handmade interactive card, and a gift card holder. These new tools will definitely make your holiday craft projects turn out beautifully! Available in stores and online now.

Supplies:

Pop Up Gingerbread House Dies
Pop Up Gift Card Holder Dies
Pop Up Gift Box Dies
Evolution Advanced

Precision Press Card Set

Hello there! Tessa Buys here with a set of cards created with my new favorite We R Memory Keepers tool – the Precision Press.

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When it comes to my stamping abilities, “precision” is not a word that comes to mind. I never seem to be very happy with my results. However, the Precision Press is a total game changer for me! Every stamp has been crisp, clear, and exactly in the right position. And playing with the CYMK inks and stamps has made the experience even more fun!

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To demonstrate how easy it was to stamp this floral design, these photos are of my very first attempt. The instructions were simple to follow and the results fantastic!

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I decided to fussy cut the design because I wanted to adhere it over several strands of string.

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I used foam adhesive to attach the cut out pieces over the string. The card front is also attached to the card base with foam adhesive.

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I used the We R Memory Keepers typewriter and some Typeset stickers to create my sentiments.

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I finished off each card with a sprinkle of We R Memory Keepers sequin stickers. I love the subtle sparkle that white sequins have set on white cardstock.

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Thanks to the Precision Press, this non-stamper may just become a stamping pro after all. If you’re a reluctant stamper like me, I think you’ll fall in love, too! Happy creating!

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Supplies:

Precision Press

CYMK inks

Floral Stamp

Sequin Stickers

Typecast Typewriter and Collection

 

 

Birthday Pop-Up Gift Box Card

Hello, We R readers, Laura here! Some of my nieces and nephews are getting older and no longer want toys for their birthdays. I like to do gift cards because then they can buy whatever they want from a store I know they will love. However, I feel like giving a gift card by itself can be a little boring. The new pop-up gift card holder dies are perfect for creating a special card you can use to give a gift card that makes it so much more fun!

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To start creating your card, you will need to cut out one box and two smaller card holder pieces from double-sided cardstock using the pop-up gift box dies and the Evolution Advanced. Using the magnetic mat really helps to keep everything in place.

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To assemble the gift box, you will start by adhering the two card holder pieces together and then folding in the middle. The half circle notches will line up once folded in half.

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Fold back the ends of the card holder and adhere to the third square on the box die cut.

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Then, you will fold the opposite ends of the card holder back and adhere to the first square on the box die cut. (This is the one with the first triangle flap.) Adhere the flap on the end of the gift box to the opposite side to close the box.

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To attach the box to your card, you will adhere each of the triangle edges on the bottom of the gift card box to either side of the fold on your card. I created a card base from textured cardstock. My card is 5 ½ x 5 ½ inches wide and was the perfect size for adding the pop-up gift card box.

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I embellished the front of the card with elements from the Flower Girl collection. I started with a frame. Added a “happy” sticker and a little goose sticker. I finished it off with the word “birthday!” using gold thickers.

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This pop-up gift card box birthday card is the perfect way to send or give a gift card to someone special. And since you are cutting out all the pieces yourself, the possibilities are endless for designs, styles and holidays. These cards would make wonderful Christmas gifts as well, simply by changing out the sentiment on the front.

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Supplies:

 

Evolution Advanced

Pop-Up Gift Box Cutting Dies

Adhesive

Flower Girl Collection

Thickers

Thank You Card Set

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here today to share a card set that uses the fantastic new Precision Press! This new stamping tool has so many great applications but We R Memory Keepers took it another step with incredibly inventive stamps that are ideal with the Precision Press. This is going to be your go-to stamping tool!

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The Precision Press allows you to stamp repeated images, in exactly the same place. Because of that, creating multiple cards is a breeze!

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Simply place your stamps and paper, apply ink, and close the lid. Perfect placement every time. And if you happen to miss a spot or two with ink, no worries, apply more ink, and close the lid again! No more missed stamped images!

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We R Memory Keepers took the idea of this tool to another level with the Layered Stamp sets. The set of images comes with a guide image. This thinner image keeps everything in place as you change stamps. I began my card set by placing my card stock onto the base of my Precision Press. The surface of the base has a texture to it that grips and holds the paper in place. I then placed the guide image down on the clear lid of the Precision Press.

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The first image, which is numbered, perfectly fits inside the guide image opening. This image is thicker, which allows you to apply ink to the raised image, but not the guide image. It is possible to get ink on the guide image, but because it is thinner, it will not leave marks on your card stock.

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Once your ink is applied, close the lid and push down on the image. Leave the stamps in place and you are ready to stamp the next piece of card stock. You can continue this process for as many images as you want to create.

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Once all my floral images were stamped, I wiped the stamp clean and removed it from the Precision Press. The next image, the thanks sentiment, was placed inside the guide image. Again, it fits perfectly, lining up the images. The inking, stamping, repeating process continued.

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Because I knew my images would stay in place, I experimented a little with the Banner Layered Stamp to add more color and depth. On my thank you cards, I applied green ink to certain areas of the floral image and stamped my card stock panels. After cleaning off the image, but leaving it in the guide image, yellow ink was added to the stamp. The possibilities are endless!

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What is your favorite part of the Precision Press?

 

Supplies:

Precision Press

Banner Layered Stamp

High Five 6×6 Paper Pad

Gem Stickers; Light Rhinestones, Mini Rhinestones

High Five Card Set

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with a couple cards using the new collection, High Five. Oh, this collection is fantastic! It’s a beautiful color palette that will work for feminine and masculine projects! Having a little boy, it’s tough to find products that will work for him, but check out each of these cards and see how I was able to make a card for him, and make another one that lets my girly side show through as well!

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This collection has so many wonderful bits and pieces, I had a hard time narrowing down what to put on my card! I started with the floral patterned paper from the 6×6 paper pad. Yes, my fellow card makers, there is a 6×6 paper pad with scaled-down patterns! The bold black and white stripe paper was a super anchor for the bottom of the card.

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Then I began to layer fun pieces. The frames, arrow label, banner tag, and sentiment are from the High Five Ephemera pack. For finishing touches, I added the love Plastic Button and a heart sticker from the Accent Sticker sheet.

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And now my masculine card. Once again, I used papers from the 6×6 Paper Pad. One of the cool parts of the paper pad is the journaling card paper was scaled down. I was able to cut out the smaller yellow journaling card which fit perfectly! That card influenced my mountain paper choice. The bow ties were just too adorable to resist for my little man!

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More bits and pieces were added to this card, that cool triangle frame from the Ephemera Pack and a few stickers from the Accent Sheet. To add depth to this card, I used several stickers from the Puffy Sticker sheet. The triangle elements are so trendy and fun! I cannot wait to slip this card into my son’s backpack!

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Which side of this collection are you leaning towards? The feminine? The masculine? Or both?

 

Supplies:

High Five

  • 6×6 Paper Pad
  • 12 x 12 Patterned Paper: Awesome
  • Ephemera Pack
  • Puffy Stickers
  • Accent Stickers
  • Plastic Buttons

Guest Designer Melissa Phillips

Happy Friday We R fans! In honor of World Cardmaking Day tomorrow, we’re thrilled to welcome guest designer Melissa Phillips, cardmaking and stamping expert. Check out her beautiful projects below, and then scroll down to get to know a bit more about her.

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Hello everyone!  Melissa Phillips here, and I am so excited to get to celebrate World Cardmaking day with you.  I was invited to create a couple of cards using the darling, new Urban Chic collection as well as the Frame Punch Board (what a fun tool!).

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The frame for my first card was created using the Frame Punch Board.  I selected patterned paper from the Urban Chic collection and in a matter of seconds had created a frame where I nestled my focal point.

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I added a few cardstock stickers such as the heart tab in the upper left corner and the tiny lips, and then stacked a few die cut shapes to finish.

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The Woodland Thickers are my favorite elements from this collection, so I used one of the symbols from the set to tie in with the current trends of today and to top off my tiny stack of die cuts.

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I had to use the sweet donuts from the Urban Chic collection somehow on my second card.

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I love spotting these trendy little items popping up in the paper-crafting world.

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I simply hand-cut three donuts from the Street Vendor patterned paper sheet, added a bit of glitter to highlight the sprinkles, and then arranged them with Woodland Thickers to create my x’s and o’s.

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Enjoy a creative weekend!

Melissa

Bio:

Melissa was born and raised in American Fork, UT. After graduating from Brigham Young University, she and her husband moved to Southern Nevada where they currently live with their little girl. After the birth of her daughter, Melissa wanted to make handmade Thank You notes to send out and became hooked immediately on card making. It all spiraled from there and has become a wonderful and rewarding part of Melissa’s life. “I love creating things for other people, and I enjoy the process of working with my hands to turn ordinary paper into something heartfelt. My loves are card making and altering anything that sparks my interest. I enjoy every minute of it and I love to share my creations with those I love.”

Social Media Links:

blog:  http://lilybeanpaperie.typepad.com
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/lilybeanmom/
Pinterest:  https://www.pinterest.com/lilybeanpaperie/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/melissa.phillips.75054

Favorite We R Product:

Love Notes We R Instagram Kit

Favorite Paper-crafting tip:

Stay true to your style and love what you create.  Don’t feel like you have to create like everyone else in order for your style to be special, what matters is it’s uniquely you.  What you create will be special to others and the joy you feel as you create, naturally comes through in what you create.