Mini Envelope Birthday Cards

Good morning, We R readers, Laura here today. I am excited to share how to create these cute mini envelope birthday cards for the World Cardmaking Day celebration on the blog this week.

Mini Envelope Birthday Cards by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Mini things are my favorite, and I am loving all the mini tools We R Memory Keepers has added this year. Today, I am using the mini envelope punch board and mini evolution to create a set of cute birthday cards.

I started by trimming and scoring solid colored cardstock to create horizontal 4” x 6” cards. I then trimmed a piece of white cardstock to fit inside the solid card base.

Mini Envelope Birthday Cards by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Next, I used the mini evolution, label maker tape, and a label embossing folder to create Happy Birthday sentiments for each of the cards. The label tape is so fun and is easy to use with any project. Since it already has adhesive on the back, it makes it simple to add cute sayings or designs to your cards.

Mini Envelope Birthday Cards by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Then, I used the mini envelope punch board to create some adorable tiny envelopes using the DCWV Butterflies & Flowers paper pack. The finished envelopes are only 1 ½” by 2”!

Mini Envelope Birthday Cards by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I closed one of the envelopes and left the second envelope open. I attached them to the card front using adhesive. I created a little note to come out of the open envelope using white cardstock and a Thickers chipboard accent sticker.

Mini Envelope Birthday Cards by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I added a little balloon coming out of the envelope and attached some baker’s twine to finish it off. The closed envelope got a cute little rhinestone embellishment on the envelope closure.

Mini Envelope Birthday Cards by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

These adorable little birthday cards are prefect for sending to a loved one. You could easily adapt this design for almost any occasion using a different embossed label sentiment at the bottom and a unique note coming out of the envelope.

Mini Envelope Birthday Cards by Laura Silva for We R Memory KeepersMini Envelope Birthday Cards by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies

Cardstock

Mini Evolution

¾ Label Tape – Warm

¾ Label Tape – Cool

Embossing Folder

DCWV Butterflies & Flowers Paper

Mini Envelope Punch Board

Baker’s Twine

Rhinestones

Thickers Confetti Wishes Stickers

 

 

Making Cards with The Works All In One Tool

Hello WeR fans! It’s Eva on the blog today, sharing a card trio using only ONE tool.

Make Handmade Cards with The Works All In One Tool by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The All in One Tool -The Works – it is your perfect craft companion. With just one tool you can: cut, score, stamp and create: envelopes, tabs, tags, pom-poms, tassels, banners and bows! I love mine!

For today’s project I am doing a set of cards using the lovely This Is Family line from Pebbles.

One of the coolest features of this tool is the stamping plate. It is magnetic so you can remove it is you don’t want to use it and the tool comes with two magnets to hold your paper in place while you stamp. I used a “Thanks” sentiment in several colors and instead of moving the stamp I simply slide the paper up or down following the scoring lines. Very easy!

Make Handmade Cards with The Works All In One Tool by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I trimmed my paper like a tag using the Tag Guide and punched a hole in the middle using the Hole Punch included on this tool.

Make Handmade Cards with The Works All In One Tool by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

A few embellishments and my card was done!

Make Handmade Cards with The Works All In One Tool by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

For my next card I decided to create a few tassels. The tool has 4 pegs and several holes so you can create tassels in different heights. If you want your tassel to be fuller simply turn your yarn around a few more times.

Make Handmade Cards with The Works All In One Tool by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I completed my card with a fussy cut image decorated with watercolors.

Make Handmade Cards with The Works All In One Tool by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Finally, my third card was very simple. I used a tag and created a bow with the same pegs as the tassel. Perfectly tied bows all the time! You can use ribbon, twine or thread and create a variety of bows.

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These sweet cards needed a lovely envelope so I used the Envelope Chart to determine the paper size I needed to use and using the Envelope Guide I scored all the lines.

Make Handmade Cards with The Works All In One Tool by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Next, I used the Envelope Punch and Corner Punch to finish my work. Lovely envelops in minutes!

Make Handmade Cards with The Works All In One Tool by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

And these are just a few things you can do with The Works! It is truly amazing and perfect for retreats and crops. Thanks for joining me today and have a great day!

Make Handmade Cards with The Works All In One Tool by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Eva

 

Supplies

The Works All in One Tool

“This is Family” line from Pebbles Inc.

World Card Making Day: Top 5 Card Ideas

Happy Monday crafters! Saturday is World Cardmaking Day, and in celebration we’ll be sharing handmade card inspiration all week long. Today we’re kicking things off with a roundup of the most popular card posts here on our blog, so get ready to pin some fabulous card ideas!

Cupcake Pop Up Card

Our most viewed handmade card is this cute Cupcake Pop Up Birthday Card! We love the pop up element, and cupcakes are always the perfect way to celebrate birthdays. Watch the video below to see the card in action!

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Pop Up Birthday Cake Card

Our next most popular handmade card on the blog is this festive pop up birthday cake card made with our Evolution Advanced and Pop Up Dies. Our fans really love their pop up cards! CLICK HERE to learn how to make one for your next celebration.

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Pocket Thank You Cards

Next up are these pretty Pocket Thank You Cards made with the Pocket Punch Board! These cuties could hold all kinds of things–gift cards, cash, tickets, notes, etc. Visit THIS POST to learn how to make them.

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Mini File Folder Card

How cute is this Mini File Folder Card? Apparently quite a lot of you think is pretty cute because it’s our next most popular handmade card on the blog. You can make your own with the Tab Punch Board and some journaling cards. CLICK HERE to learn how!

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Shaker Pocket Cards

The final card that has been most viewed on our blog is this fun Shaker Pocket Card made with the Photo Sleeve Fuse! We just love shaker pockets–they’re a blast to make and you can learn how to do it on the blog HERE.

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check back throughout the week for more World Card Making Day inspiration. Happy cardmaking!

Cool Stamping Techniques with the Impressed Stamping Daubers and the Precision Press Advanced

Hello We R Fans! As the days turn colder, we are starting to have more time to devote to being crafty. Seems like a great time to add some new tools to your collection and to learn a new technique with a trusty We R Memory Keepers tool already in your stash.

Cool Stamping Techniques with the Impressesd Stamping Daubers and the Precision Press Advanced by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To create this card, I started by inking a panel of card stock with the new Impressions Dauber set. This set of inking tools is fantastic! Each of the daubers has foam on the end, either in a circle or triangle shape, that is meant for inking. The daubers fit easily on your fingertip, or can be gripped.

Cool Stamping Techniques with the Impressesd Stamping Daubers and the Precision Press Advanced by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Cool Stamping Techniques with the Impressesd Stamping Daubers and the Precision Press Advanced by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Start by swirling your dauber into the ink color of your choosing. When you put your ink-loaded dauber down on paper, it will be very dark and intense. To help keep your ink more even on the paper, start by moving your dauber in a circular motion on a craft mat before applying it to the paper. I am using the American Crafts craft mat here. Continue to add ink and slowly build up your layers of color. Set the background aside to dry as it will need to be dry for the next steps.

Cool Stamping Techniques with the Impressesd Stamping Daubers and the Precision Press Advanced by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

The We R Memory Keepers Precision Press is perfect for lining up stamps to create a shadow effect. On this card, I will create the shadow effect with a gold heat embossed image and a plain inked image.

  1. Place your card stock in the Precision Press, securing it into a corner with the magnets
  2. Set the stamp (uninked) down on your card stock where you want the sentiment to appear.
  3. Place the lid of the Precision Press over the top and then press down to pick up the stamp. This will ensure the stamp will be in the exact location after you apply ink to the image.
  4. Ink the image.
  5. Return the lid and stamp down. Push to get even pressure along the image.
  6. Heat set the image.

Cool Stamping Techniques with the Impressesd Stamping Daubers and the Precision Press Advanced by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

  1. Clean and remove the stamp from the lid of the Precision Press.
  2. Return the stamp to the card stock, but instead of lining it up perfectly over the image, set it slightly below and to the right.
  3. Put the lid on again and pick up the stamp.
  4. Ink the image. Replace the lid. Push down.

Cool Stamping Techniques with the Impressesd Stamping Daubers and the Precision Press Advanced by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

  1. When you remove the image because of the surface of the heat embossing, you will need to remove the ink from the surface. I used a cotton swab for a more precise removal.

Cool Stamping Techniques with the Impressesd Stamping Daubers and the Precision Press Advanced by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Finish the card base off with floral images stamped in watermark ink. The Mini Precision Press, lid-only, is perfect for stamping images all over. Apply gold dust to the wet ink. Adhere the card stock to a card base.

Cool Stamping Techniques with the Impressesd Stamping Daubers and the Precision Press Advanced by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I am fairly certain that I will be adding a shadow stamp to all my sentiments now! Will you give this a try?

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

  • Impressions Dauber Set
  • Precision Press
  • Mini Precision Press
  • Trim & Score Board

 

 

 

Handmade Cards with the Mini Laser Square

Hello everyone! It’s Eva on the blog today sharing a card trio using the new Mini Laser Square.

Handmade Cards with the Mini Laser Square by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The Mini Laser Square is perfect for cards, envelopes and crafting on the go. It has a sliding laser guide so you aligning die cuts, sticker, stamps, etc. quick and easy.

For my first card I decided to align some die cut letters. I simply put my card on the Mini Laser Square, moved the laser guide to the desired height and use the laser to perfectly align my letters. Super easy and perfect for batch projects.

Handmade Cards with the Mini Laser Square by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I used some foam dots to give more dimension to my letters and then embellished with some acetate shapes. Tip: If you are using foam dots, glue the last letters first so the height doesn’t alter the laser.

Handmade Cards with the Mini Laser Square by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

By the way, this gorgeous papers and embellishments are form the Color Fresh collection by Heidi Swapp!

Handmade Cards with the Mini Laser Square by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

For the second card, I used my Mini Laser Square to align stamps. It is a great technique if you need to change stamps and colors each time! You can also create perfect spacing between each line because the laser squares has measures in inches and centimeters.

Handmade Cards with the Mini Laser Square by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory KeepersHandmade Cards with the Mini Laser Square by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Finally, for the last card I used my watercolors and thanks to the laser square I could perfectly align my letters! For all the hand lettering lovers out there this is a must have tool!

Handmade Cards with the Mini Laser Square by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory KeepersHandmade Cards with the Mini Laser Square by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

See how easy it was to use the Mini Laser Square? I bet you can think of other fun ways to use this tool. I am super happy with mine and love to have a mini version for small scale projects.

Handmade Cards with the Mini Laser Square by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for joining me today!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Mini Laser Square

Color Fresh by Heidi Swapp

Stamping Project Ideas with the Mini Precision Press

Hello crafters! Our new Mini Precision Press is about to land in stores and online so we wanted to share some project ideas and inspiration to get ready for this exciting new release!

We R Memory Keepers Mini Precision Press

Handmade Card

With the Mini Precision Press it’s easy to align layered stamps, allowing for multiple color images. It’s the perfect way to make stunning handmade cards!

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DIY Gift Wrap

Easily add custom tags, designs, and sentiments to your DIY gift wrap with the Mini Precision Press! We love the simple and stunning stamped tag on this pretty gift bag.

We R Memory Keepers Mini Precision Press stamped gift bags

Scrapbook Page Title

The Mini Precision Press isn’t just for small scale projects! Use the acrylic plate separate from the base, and you can stamp anywhere you’d like on your 12 x 12 sheet of paper.

We R Memory Keepers Mini Precision Press Scrapbook Page

Custom Gift Tags

Stunning gift tags are easy to make with the Mini Precision Press! It’s the perfect size for small scale projects like tags, and check out the beautiful results.

Custom Gift Tag with the We R Memory Keepers Precision Press

Custom Gift Tag with the Mini Precision Press by We R Memory Keepers

We hope you’re as excited as we are about the arrival of the Mini Precision Press in stores. Thanks for stopping by for our project roundup. Have a great weekend!

Foil Quill Spring Card

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here and I know that you are as happy as I am that spring has finally sprung! Time for sunshine, green grass, and flowers! Nothing says spring to me more than bouquets of flowers! Today I have a spring water-colored card made with the We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill. So easy to make, so fun to make, so wonderful to send to someone special!

Foil Quill Spring Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I have a few current crafting obsessions, one, the We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill, because I love the look of gold, and two, water color.

Foil Quill Spring Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I picked up the new watercolor kit from Amy Tangerine and was looking for a project to use it on. And then I thought, why don’t I make an image with the Foil Quill on water color paper and color it in?! It worked perfectly!

Foil Quill Spring Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Using a lovely floral image from Paige Evans digital drive, I created a card front. I began by creating a rectangle in the software of my digital die cutting machine, to the size of my card front. Then I laid out the images within that space. With the software, you can change the size of the design images easily, making them useable on a million different projects. The letters come separately, so I created a line for spacing and placed all my letters.

Design tip: Once you have the letters of your word lined up, select them all in the software, go to object, then group. Your word will now be joined. Making it easier to resize the word to fit your project.

Before sending the design to my digital die cutting machine to be foiled, I removed my rectangle and lines, so they would not be foiled with the rest of the design.

Foil Quill Spring Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

The water color paper I used was quite thick. I found that if I slowed the pen down to about half speed, the impression was much more solid. Also, note that watercolor paper often has two sides. One side is much more textured, the other is smoother. The smoother side will give you the best results.

Once the image was completed, I simply water-colored in the florals and the words.

Foil Quill Spring Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Simple, sweet, elegant, and sure brighten someone’s mailbox. What images will you watercolor?

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

American Crafts:

  • Amy Tangerine Watercolor Set

Foil Quill Tutorial Videos

Hello and Happy Friday friends! Today we’ve got some video tutorials to share with you featuring the award-winning new Foil Quill heat pen. We’re so glad you’re excited about this new release! The possibilities are endless with the Foil Quill and you don’t need to buy a new machine! You can use it with most major cutting machines on the market.

We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill

For more information about Foil Quill please visit www.foilquill.com, including the FAQ page which has extensive tips, tricks, and trouble shooting suggestions. Then click below to watch four Foil Quill project ideas and tutorials using paper, photos, vinyl and leather.

If you’ve got a Foil Quill we’d love to see your creations! Share them on Instagram and tag us (@wermemorykeepers) or share them on Facebook and tag us there too! Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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: