Holiday Cards with the Layered Stamps

Hi there! Aly Dosdall here again, and today I’m sharing a holiday card set that I made using the Gifts Layered Stamps and some festive papers from the Falala collection by our sister brand, Crate Paper. Check it out!

Holiday Cards with Layered Stamps by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

If you haven’t worked with the Layered Stamps yet, you should give it a try! They’re so much fun, and so easy to use. I’m not an expert stamper, but I really enjoyed creating with this stamp set. I love that I can customize the colors for my image so it coordinates perfectly with my project.

Holiday Cards with Layered Stamps by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

There are three stamps in this set, and each builds off of the one before to create a multi color image that adds dimension to your projects. They’re numbered, so you know exactly what order to stamp them in. Start with the lightest color for stamp 1, and move sequentially to the darkest color for stamp 3.

We R Memory Keepers Layered Stamps

The Layered Stamps include a guide that helps you align each stamp correctly so that your final image is a success. The guide really takes the guesswork out of the process–I love it!

Holiday Cards with Layered Stamps by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Cards with Layered Stamps by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I added a frame around each stamped image that I made with the Frame Punch Board and some papers from the Falala collection. Then I used a couple of die cut stickers from the collection for my sentiment and finished off each card with a few Sequin Stickers.

Holiday Cards with Layered Stamps by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you’re finding some helpful inspiration for making holiday cards. Be sure to come back tomorrow for a holiday card roundup. See you next time!

Supplies:

Gifts Layered Stamps
Frame Punch Board
Gold Sequin Stickers
Crate Paper Falala collection

 

Holiday Card with the Washi Chomper

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with a holiday card that is a ton of fun! The We R Memory Keepers Washi Chomper is a great tool for cutting washi. As I was thinking about making a holiday card, the idea of making a Christmas tree from washi struck me!

Washi Chomper Holiday Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

The Washi Chomper makes cute flag ends on your pieces of washi tape. The washi tape is so adorable all lined up like this!

Washi Chomper Holiday Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Washi Chomper by We R Memory Keepers

To cut the ends of the washi tape, start by releasing the lock slider at the back of the Washi Chomper. Then place your washi tape inside. The white piece you see helps you line up your washi evenly. By adjusting the lever on the front, the washi tape stays in place. Press down firmly on the top (like a punch or a stapler) and the edge will be “chomped.”

One of the cool features of this tool is the fact that the white piece comes out. If you trim a small piece of washi, you can remove the white piece from the tool and take the tape off easily.

Washi Chomper Holiday Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I layered several colors and sizes of washi tape together. Honestly, I guessed at the length to cut the washi. I started at the bottom and worked my way to the top. A long piece to start with made it much easier. That way, if you do cut a piece of washi tape incorrectly, you can simply cut it again.

Washi Chomper Holiday Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

This looks like a great way to include the kiddos in holiday card making! How will you use the Washi Chomper on your holiday card?

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

DCWV:

  • Embossed Plaid Cardstock – white

Holiday Cards with the Layer Guides

Hello We R Memory Keeper friends and fans, Becki here to share with you this adorable set of holiday cards that I created with the brand new layer guides. These layer guides are a must have tool whether you’re a card maker, a scrapbooker, a planner girl, or a stamper. I’ve had so much fun working with these layer guides. These layer guides worked perfectly with the frame punch board.

Christmas Cards with the Layer Guides by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

These cards are both created with the same basic design. Each card base is a 6” square created from vanilla textured cardstock. I started by creating a 3 ½” frame from patterned paper. The frame is adhered to the next layer (a 3 ½” square) with pop dots.

Christmas Cards with the Layer Guides by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Christmas Cards with the Layer Guides by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Then, I cut five layers of patterned paper to go under each frame. Each layer is ½” larger than the previous layer. The layer guides made stacking these layers perfectly so easy! I love how quickly and perfectly these layers came together.

Christmas Cards with the Layer Guides by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Christmas Cards with the Layer Guides by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

In the center of the frame, I added one large embellishment and a die cut sentiment.  The finishing touch on both cards is a button on each die cut. Creating holiday cards is one of my favorite things to do. I hope you’ll create your holiday cards with the Layer Guides. Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’ll see you again soon!

 

Supplies:

Layer Guides

Frame Punch Board

Holiday Card Set

Hello and welcome to Holiday Card Week, We R Fans!

I so admire really organized people… the ones that think ahead and organize things like holiday cards well in advance. I am more of a last-minute kinda girl who dreams of well managed time, lol.

A small step in the right direction, are these little cards I created using some sweet Crate Paper Snow & Cocoa papers and a few of my fave We R tools.

Holiday Card Set by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

 

Can Christmas cards be black you might ask? Oh yes indeed! I am loving the way the red contrasts with the dark tones and the subtle pink and mint tones and cute characters are uplifting. This little card has a Bazzill Dotted base in ‘Pepper’ below some layered squares and mini embellies.

Holiday Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

 

I have used my very awesome new Square Punch Board to create a few squares which I’ve machine stitched together. Simply adjust the rulers on either side to create the size square or rectangle you need, then slide your paper in and punch. Simple as that!

Square Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Here’s a little close up of this card. At 3×3 inches it’s a great size to hand out to my children’s classmates for end of year celebrations.

Holiday Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers
This snowman card is 4×6 size and has some punched circles on it which I made using my Circle Clear Cut Punch.

Holiday Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

How fabulous is this holographic paper by DCWV! The Traditional Holiday 6×6 Stack comes with glitter, foil and lots of other awesome finishes – perfect for the holiday season.

Clear Cut Circle Punch by We R Memory Keepers

This cardstock is Bazzill speciality ’Black Tie’ and has a beautiful metallic shimmer to it. The card has been finished off with some hand cut elements and adhesive sequins.

Holiday Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

My third card uses Letterpress and some simple paper tags sewn together.

Holiday Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I’ve run some black Bazzill basic textured cardstock through my Evolution Advanced with the ‘Happy’ sentiment from my Letterpress Kit. I’ve used white mixed media ink and it worked a treat!

Evolution Advanced and Letterpress Kit by We R Memory Keepers

Some tiny handcut trees, a smidge of stamping and a bit of stitching finish this one off.

Holiday Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Now to make a few more of these!

Holiday Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Happy cardmaking!

 

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

 

DCWV Very Merry 12×12 Premium Stack

Evolution Advanced

LetterPress Kit

Square Punch Board

Snow & Cocoa Stamp Set

Snow & Cocoa ‘Let’s Play’ 12×12

Snow & Cocoa ‘At Home’ 12×12

Snow & Cocoa ‘Wonderland’ 12×12

Snow & Cocoa ‘Fallen Snow 12×12

Snow & Cocoa ‘Blizzard’ 12×12

Black Adhesive Sequins

DCWV Traditional Holiday 6×6 Stack

Bazzill Dotted ‘Pepper’cardstock

Bazzill Black Tie cardstock

Circle Clear Cut Punch

 

 

 

 

Holiday Card with the Tear Guides

Happy Tuesday, We R fans, Laura here today! I am excited to be sharing this fun Christmas tree card you can make easily with the Tear Guides that are part of the new Basic Tools that have recently been released.

Tear Guide Christmas Tree Card by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I started by choosing some papers from the DCWV All About Christmas Stack. I love using papers from a paper pad because it is effortless to create a cohesive project that looks wonderful.

I alternated between the two sides of the zigzag tear guide, tearing some of the papers with the large zigzag and some with the small zigzag. Lay the tear guide on your paper, and then pull the paper at a 45 degree angle to the guide.

Tear Guide Christmas Tree Card by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Go slow, and if you are using paper that is hard to tear, you can use the special water pen that comes with the guides. I found when tearing using the small side, it helped to have a little more paper to grab to get a cleaner edge.

Once I had torn each of the papers I wanted to use, I trimmed them all to about 1 ½ inch by 5 inch strips using my paper trimmer. I attached the torn layers using my Sticky Thumb adhesive.

Tear Guide Christmas Tree Card by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Then, I used my paper trimmer to create a triangle shape with the attached strips of paper. This created my Christmas tree.

Tear Guide Christmas Tree Card by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I used a coordinating paper to create a card base for my tree. I attached the tree to the card base using adhesive foam dots.

Tear Guide Christmas Tree Card by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Since the patterned paper is only one sided, the inside of my card was white and blank. I used one of the sentiments I found in the paper pack and cut it out. I adhered it to one of the patterned papers I used for the tree on the front.

Tear Guide Christmas Tree Card by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Then, using the ½” layer guide, I trimmed the patterned paper to create a perfect ½ inch border around the sentiment card. I repeated this process with a second sheet of patterned paper. Then, I attached the whole thing inside the card.

Tear Guide Christmas Tree Card by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

The tear guides make it easy to add some texture to your designs. There are three different guides that come in the pack – zigzag, wave, and deckle. These are so fun to use to add some dimension to your project.

Tear Guide Christmas Tree Card by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Tear Guide Christmas Tree Card by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies:

Tear Guides
Christmas Paper
Adhesive
Layer Guides

Handmade Card with the Hexagon Clear Cut Punch

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here today with a card made with a fantastic new tool! The Clear Cut Punch is an anywhere punch. Meaning, if you like something in the middle of your patterned paper, no problem! And as a card maker, the possibilities for these punches are endless! I started off basic today, but I cannot wait to use these more and more!

Clear Cut Punch Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

For this card, I used the Clear Cut Punch Hexagon. The punches come apart into three pieces. All the pieces are magnetic, allowing easy alignment for perfect punching.

Clear Cut Punch Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

On this piece of Pebbles patterned paper, I wanted to give shape to the words “love.” I started by placing the teal guide over the image I desired. Then, I placed the base of the punch underneath that, so that the patterned paper is sandwiched between the base and teal guide. As you are doing this, if the paper slides, no big deal. It is easy to maneuver the paper between the two pieces. Which makes this type-A girl very happy!

Clear Cut Punch Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

When everything is aligned, place the top of the punch over the rest. The magnets will help the punch click together. After it clicks together, punch away!

Clear Cut Punch Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

How fun to add a unique shape to these patterned papers! I punched several images and chose my favorite to place on my card.

Clear Cut Punch Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Clear Cut Punch Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

One extra finishing touch I added was washi tape, with the ends notched with the Washi Chomper. Another new tool that will not leave my desk!

Clear Cut Punch Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

With several shapes to choose from, which is your favorite Clear Cut Punch shape?

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

Pebbles Jen Hadfield Simple Life

Halloween Card

Hello friends, and welcome to Typecast Week! Our designers have created some beautiful projects that highlight how versatile and convenient the Typecast typewriter is when adding details to cards, layouts, and other paper craft projects. First up is Laura with a festive Halloween card!

 

Good morning We R Memory Keepers friends. It is Laura here today with a layered card idea for you using the Typecast Typewriter and the Frame Punch Board.

Halloween Card with the Typecast and the Frame Punch Board by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I make a lot of handmade cards for friends. I love that I can make a cute outside for my card, but I have often struggled with how to put some type of sentiment on the inside of the card. I usually add a handwritten greeting, but sometimes I want the inside of the card to be more like the inside of a traditional store bought card. I have done this before with stamps, but I don’t always have the sentiment I want. The Typecast Typewriter makes this easy.

Halloween Card with the Typecast and the Frame Punch Board by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I started by creating a four inch by six inch card base out of Pebbles Trick or Treat cardstock. Then, using the Frame Punch Board, I punched out all four corners of the paper and trimmed the inside using the frame punch board.

Halloween Card with the Typecast and the Frame Punch Board by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I created three frames to go on the front of the frame. Each one was ½ inch smaller than the one before. I used the 6 x 6 inch Trick or Treat paper pad for all the papers.

Halloween Card with the Typecast and the Frame Punch Board by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I attached them to the front of the card using a mix of foam adhesive squares and regular double sided adhesive.

To create my sentiment on the inside I used the Typecast Typewriter. I used a sheet of gridded paper from the small 6 x 6 Trick or Treat paper pad. Then, I typed out a fun Halloween quote from Shakespeare’s Macbeth. It is the perfect saying for a Halloween card.

Halloween Card with the Typecast and the Frame Punch Board by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I added an adorable cupcake cardstock ephemera using foam adhesive squares. I also trimmed out a saying from the paper pad that said “Trick or Treat” and added it to the top of the innermost frame.

Halloween Card with the Typecast and the Frame Punch Board by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

The sentiment for the inside I trimmed to fit and used the corner rounder from the frame punch board to round the corners like I did on the card edges and frame edges. I attached it with double sided adhesive.

Halloween Card with the Typecast and the Frame Punch Board by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

The layered frames are so fun on this card. They add a lot of dimension without a lot of bulk.

Halloween Card with the Typecast and the Frame Punch Board by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

And I am so pleased I finally have a way to create a special message or saying inside my cards that looks great!

Halloween Card with the Typecast and the Frame Punch Board by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies:

Typecast Typewriter

Frame Punch Board

Pebbles Trick or Treat Collection – Cardstock, Ephemera

 

Card Week: Guest Designer Betsy Veldman

Happy Friday friends! We’re closing off Card Week with a special guest designer, Betsy Veldman! Betsy is a wife, a SAHM to three super kids and is addicted to her paper and scissors. She loves scrapbooking and papercrafting of all kinds and is an expert cardmaker and stamper. We’re thrilled to have her!

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Betsy had the chance to play around with the Frame Punch Board and some elements from the Pebbles Girl Squad collection. Check out the beautiful card she created. We love all the yummy layers!

Frame Punch Board card by Betsy Veldman for We R Memory Keepers

Frame Punch Board card by Betsy Veldman for We R Memory Keepers

Here’s what Betsy has to say about her card:

“The Girl Squad collection is filled with my favorite colors…it’s so fun and happy!  The Frame Punch board is an amazing (yet simple!) tool.  I was impressed with how quick and easy it was to make frames of all sizes.  I cut three frames from the Girl Squad patterned papers, starting with the same overall rectangle size, and just changing the width of the frame.  I also cut the same size frames from plain cardstock — two of each size, then layered everything to create lots of dimension!  I sandwiched some diecuts between the layers, and used one of the sentiment diecuts inside the smallest frame.  For a fun finishing touch, I used the awesome striped washi tape from the Girl Squad collection around the edges of my stack of frames!”

Frame Punch Board card by Betsy Veldman for We R Memory Keepers

Frame Punch Board card by Betsy Veldman for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for joining us for Card Week! We hope you enjoy World Card Making Day tomorrow, and that you get the chance to create some beautiful cards.

Card Week: Clear Cut Punch Halloween Card

Hello crafty friends! It’s Aly here today sharing some card inspiration. I love making handmade cards and sharing them with friends. I collect them in baskets and then pull one out whenever I have the need. It adds that extra special touch when I need to share something with a friend or loved one. I also love how helpful We R tools are for cards. They make the creative process faster and more fun!

Clear Cut Punch Halloween Card by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Check out this festive Halloween card I made using the Pink Paislee Spellcast collection, the new Clear Cut Circle Punch, and some of my other favorite tools!

Clear Cut Punch Halloween Card by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I started by trimming my card layers, and trimming and scoring my card base with the Dial Trimmer. It’s so convenient to have multiple blades in one tool!

Next I used the Circle Clear Cut Punch to create a shaker pocket window on my card. Then I punched out a 3×4 inch frame with the Frame Punch Board and placed it around the shaker pocket.

Clear Cut Punches and Frame Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

I added some sequins and acrylic shapes to a 2×2 pocket from the FUSEables card kit, and then sealed it shut with the Photo Sleeve Fuse.

Photo Sleeve Fuse by We R Memory Keepers

I added a stitched border around the shaker window with my Stitch Happy and some Gold Metallic Thread. Tip: to sew the circle border I traced it lightly with a pencil first, and then sewed it by rotating the handwheel to control the speed.

Stitch Happy Sewing Machine by We R Memory Keepers

Finally, I assembled and embellished my card with a few stickers and die cuts. I tied some Gold Metallic Stitch Happy Thread around the sentiment to add emphasis.

Clear Cut Punch Halloween Card by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Clear Cut Punch Halloween Card by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

What I love about the new Clear Cut Punches is that you can punch anywhere on your paper. I’m excited to try this technique with the other shape punches! Thanks for joining me today, and happy cardmaking friends!

Supplies:

Clear Cut Punch–Circle
Dial Trimmer
Stitch Happy sewing machine
Stitch Happy Metallic Thread–Gold
Photo Sleeve Fuse
FUSEables Card Kit
Frame Punch Board
Pink Paislee Spellcast Collection

Card Week: Bright and Beautiful Card Techniques

Hello WRMK fans and welcome back to the blog. It’s Chantalle with you today and I’d like to share some cards I have created with the help of clever WeR Punch Boards, LetterPress Kit and the fantastic new Dial Trimmer.

Handmade Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

This card uses beautiful Bazzill Premium Cardstock in Rose Quartz. The pack comes with four different prints, one being a soft ombré, which suited my card idea perfectly. It’s been layered up with some Amy Tangerine On a Whim #378746 Chipboard Stickers and some hand cut elements from On a Whim papers.

Handmade Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers
The cardstock has been de-bossed in a floral print with hot pink magenta pigment ink. I will admit to having a bit of a crush on this letterpress technique! This was my first time experimenting with Letterpress, which comes in a very handy Starter Kit and includes everything you need to get started. *Note:  You will need a tool like the Evolution Advanced to be able to create a de-bossed effect.

Right at the bottom of this pile of embellishments, are some pretty On a Whim Washi tapes. I love their tropical vibes! I’ve also used my new Washi Tape Chomper to create the perfect pennant shape. This clever little tool is so easy to use – simple measure the size tape you have, align the tape and then press to cut the shape.

Handmade Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Here is an image of the Letterpress just before it’s rolled through the Evolution Advanced. I adhered the plate to the base, then inked it up, aligned the paper and then rolled it through the Evolution.

Letterpress Kit and Evolution Advanced by We R Memory Keepers

This is a card I created using the same ‘Hello’ plate, combined with the word ‘sunshine’ (both included in the starter kit). I gave some Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock a light watercolour wash and then inked up the plates with yellow pigment ink and debossed it.

Handmade Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers 

The sunny brights give this card a very happy vibe!

Handmade Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

This next card is very simple in it’s composition.

Handmade Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I’ve used my Dial Trimmer to trim some thin strips of patterned paper, having fun with the different edge finishes!

I laid all the strips up, adhering them to the front of my card, then trimmed off the excess with my Supreme Ruler.

Dial Trimmer and Supreme Ruler by We R Memory Keepers

The beveled and scalloped edges have a relaxed feel to them and the strips co-ordinate nicely with the fun On a Whim Chipboard Stickers which I have used to add my greeting.

Handmade Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers
My final card turned out so fun and I’m really excited to share it with you!

It’s a self contained card and envelope in one, which has a perforated area which, when pulled back, reveals a greeting.

Dial Trimmer by We R Memory Keepers

To start, I used my Envelope Punch Board to create an envelope for a 4×6 landscape card. This punch board is a firm favourite of mine! Once I had measured and trimmed my paper, I went about creating the envelope, but didn’t seal it. Instead, I used my ruler to draw two lines, in the centre of the front of the card, about an inch and a half apart.

I then used the perforated blade on the Dial Trimmer over the lines I had drawn.

Envelope Punch Board, Dial Trimmer, and Supreme Ruler by We R Memory Keepers

Next I created the little postcard for inside the envelope. I typed up a message on my Typecast Typewriter  and embellished the striped paper with some On a Whim clear and chipboard stickers.

I placed the card, face-down onto the prepared envelope sheet and folded it up, adhering it shut.

The final step, was creating a little tab so the recipient would know to pull open the perforated area. I used my Tab Punch Board to create a ‘small’ side tab and then, used a blade to very carefully cut a small slit on the far right hand side of the perfed section. I slid the tab inside, making sure it was well adhered, so it wouldn’t come off when in use.

Handmade Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers
The moment of truth…. Success!

Handmade Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I’m so happy with how this card turned out – such a fun surprise card, thanks to my Dial Trimmer!

Handmade Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers
Thanks so much for joining me today. I hope you have as much fun creating with these fabulous tools as I do!

Handmade Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

 

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

Supreme Ruler

Envelope Punch Board

Tab Punch Board

Dial Trimmer

Typecast Typewriter

Evolution Advanced

Letterpress Kit

Pigment Ink Pads

Washi Tape Chomper

Amy Tangerine On a Whim #378737 Patchwork 12×12

Amy Tangerine On a Whim #378718 Full Bloom 12×12

Amy Tangerine On a Whim #378748 Stickers Book

Amy Tangerine On a Whim #378746 Chipboard Stickers

Amy Tangerine On a Whim Washi Tape

Bazzill Premium Cardstock – Rose Quartz