Flamingo Card

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with a fun and silly card that says summer! What a fun card to be able to send a friend who you have been missing! The wire flamingo made with the We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig inspired the punny sentiment and I cannot help but smile.

Happy Jig Flamingo Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Happy Jig Flamingo Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To begin with, I created the flamingo with the instructions I found in the booklet that comes with the Happy Jig. The pink wire was the perfect shade too! If you have misplaced your booklet, don’t worry. There are tons of ideas and instructions to be found on Instagram on the We R Happy Jig account.

Happy Jig Flamingo Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To adhere my flamingo to the card, I used a strong glue on the flattest and lower parts of the wire. If you are struggling with that, I suggest some colorful staples.

Happy Jig Flamingo Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

And now for the punny sentiment. They are always my favorite. Creating them is now going to be a summer breeze with the Word Punch Board.

Happy Jig Flamingo Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I simply lined up my letters inside, placed the patterned paper I wanted punched along the edge, and pressed down on the teal top. Easy. I layered a striped piece of patterned paper from Crate’s Cute Girl paper pad behind to add a fun, colorful element.

Happy Jig Flamingo Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

So, does anyone want to fla-mingle with me at the beach this summer?

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

Crate Paper:

Pink Paislee:

Beach Party Invitations

Hello, We R friends, Laura here today with a fun invitation idea for your next beach or pool party. Sandy beaches and big waves make me think of going to the beach to celebrate. Recreate the beach with textured cardstock and some We R tools and you will have these Beach Party Invitations created in a snap!

Beach Party Invitations by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Start by trimming the sand colored cardstock to 4” x 6” with the trim & score board.

Beach Party Invitations by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Use the wave tear guide tool to create waves on light and dark teal blue cardstock. I used the large size waves for the dark teal cardstock and the small size wave for the lighter cardstock.

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

If you are having trouble tearing your paper you can use the water pen that comes with the tear guides to make it easier to tear.

Tear Guides by We R Memory Keepers

Cut the wave papers to 4” wide and varying heights to look like layered waves on the paper. Attach them to the sand colored cardstock with adhesive.

Use the circle clear cut punch to cut out a circle sun from yellow cardstock. Attach to the corner of the paper and then trim the excess so it is flush with the edges.

Clear Cut Circle Punch by We R Memory Keepers

Use the word punch board to spell out the word BEACH from a colorful patterned paper. This striped paper is from the DCWV Playful Icons stack. Trim the strip to 5/8” tall using the trim & score board.

Word Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Then, use the word punch board to spell out the letters PARTY. This time I glued the individual letters rather than the paper strip to the invitation. Punch your paper and then open the bottom of the punch board to get the letters out.

Word Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

I found it easiest to simply rub the back of the letters over a glue stick and then place them on the paper than trying to mess with liquid glue for these tiny letters.

If you are having trouble picking up the letters, the Quickstik craft tool helps to grab them from the bottom of the word punch tray.

QuickStik by We R Memory Keepers

You can then write or print out the party details and attach it to the back of the invitation. Slip it in an envelope and it is ready for mailing out to your beach party guests. This theme would be cute for a pool party invitation as well. Simply change the word BEACH to POOL.

Beach Party Invitations by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Since it takes a little bit of time to glue the individual letters onto the invitations, if you had a lot of invitations to make, I would use two strips for the words – one for BEACH and one for PARTY rather than gluing each individual letter.

Beach Party Invitations by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Now, let’s head to the beach!

Beach Party Invitations by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Supplies:

Trim & Score Board

Tear Guides

Cardstock

Clear Cut Punch 2” Circle

DCWV Playful Icons Single Sided Cardstock Stack

Word Punch Board

Quickstik Craft Tool

Travel Themed Card

Hey there, We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here, to share with you a fun card that I created with the Frame Punch Board. I love traveling and have a lot of friends and family that love to travel as well. For an upcoming vacation, I have a gift to share with my travel mates. I thought it would be fun to create a card to go with the gift. Of course, I grabbed my favorite We R Memory Keepers tools to create a card that’s adorable but also quick and easy.

Frame Punch Board Travel Card by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

The frame punch board is always at my finger-tips. I love making custom frames to fit perfectly on my project. The card base for this card is a five-inch square created from white cardstock. Then each layer is slightly smaller than the previous one.

Frame Punch Board Travel Card by Becki Adams by We R Memory Keepers

The woodgrain framed patterned paper was so easy to create with the frame punch board. To give the frame some texture and definition I used my stitch happy sewing machine to stitch around the edges.

Frame Punch Board Travel Card by Becki Adams by We R Memory Keepers

Before I adhered all the patterned paper layers together I rounded the corners with the rounded corners punch. I love being able to choose the radius on the rounded corners. On cards, I love a more subtle look so I chose the smaller radius. I was able to punch all the corners and adhere the layers within a couple of minutes. I finished the card with a few embellishments in the center.

Frame Punch Board Travel Card by Becki Adams by We R Memory Keepers

I can’t wait to attach this card to my gift for my travel mate. Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. Happy crafting and happy travels!

 

Supplies:

Frame Punch Board

3 Way Corner Punch

Spring Scissors

Laser Square

Crate Paper Here & There collection

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

Summer Card with the Precision Press Advanced

Hi there We R friends, Nancy here today with a look at the Precision Press Advanced. I love crisp stamped images on stamping projects and this tool comes in handy! Let’s create a card with ombre images with a design twist.

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

There are certainly ombre ink pads that could be purchased, but I’m more of a use what I have kind of gal. I pulled out two shades of pigment inks in pink, orange, green and blue. The Precision Press Advanced and a solid center stamp will bring this card to life!

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

Use the removal stamp plate and place the clear stamp. Next, using the darker pigment ink up half of the image and then add the lighter shade to the opposite side. Don’t worry about the overlap, it will create a beautiful hue.

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

This is what the image will look like after the first stamp attempt. Now this is where the Precision Press Advanced shines – you can keep inking and restamping getting a perfectly aligned image every single time. The press allows you to continue building layers of color until you have a clear, crisp image! This image took three passes to complete.

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

The Precision Press Advanced is also key when stamping sentiments. Here I used it to place two layers of embossing ink on the cardstock. The extra layer of ink results in a bolder title.

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

This is what the card looks like completed. It took just an hour to create this intricate look with the Precision Press Advanced. It lined up perfectly every single time and made for a quick and easy process!

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

Supplies:

Prescision Press Advanced

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:

Graduation Shaker Card

Hey there We R fans, Nancy here with a look at the some We R punches and all the ways they can be used to create a beautiful graduation card. Punches are a great way to add some pizazz to any creation! They are easy to use and can pack a powerful punch of design interest!

Hey there We’R fans, Nancy here with a look at the some We R punches and all the ways they can be used to create a beautiful graduation card. Punches are a great way to add some pizazz to any creation! They are easy to use and can pack a powerful punch of design interest!  [Congrats 01]  To create this fun shaker card, begin with a white card base with a large die cut circle in the center. Use the Clear Cut Circle Punch to center another circle through the back of the card. This adds a nice clear window accent to the card base.   [Congrats 02]  Use the Sprinkles Punch and an array of rainbow colored cardstock to create the filler for your shaker. This punch has a very handy catch tray that keeps all of those tiny pieces in a neat spot until you are ready to use them up!  [Congrats 03]  To create the shaker, use the Fuse tool and a page protector to create a small pocket that fills the window of the card. Fill it with the sprinkle punch pieces and tiny sequins. Before you attach the shaker to the front panel, don’t forget to use the Precision Press Advanced to add the sentiment to the front of the card. This nifty tool gives you a perfectly stamped impression every single time. It’s very handy if you have a hard time aligning stacked sentiments like in this card.   [Congrats 04]  A few small embellishments are all it takes to create a fun and unique shaker card. Using punches is a great way to give your cards a little pop!   SUPPLIES: Clear Cut Circle Punch, Sprinkles Punch, Precision Press Advanced

To create this fun shaker card, begin with a white card base with a large die cut circle in the center. Use the Clear Cut Circle Punch to center another circle through the back of the card. This adds a nice clear window accent to the card base.

Make a shaker card with the Clear Cut Punches by We R Memory Keepers

Use the Sprinkles Punch and an array of rainbow colored cardstock to create the filler for your shaker. This punch has a very handy catch tray that keeps all of those tiny pieces in a neat spot until you are ready to use them up!

The DIY Party Sprinkle Punch by We R Memory Keepers

To create the shaker, use the Fuse tool and a page protector to create a small pocket that fills the window of the card. Fill it with the sprinkle punch pieces and tiny sequins. Before you attach the shaker to the front panel, don’t forget to use the Precision Press Advanced to add the sentiment to the front of the card. This nifty tool gives you a perfectly stamped impression every single time. It’s very handy if you have a hard time aligning stacked sentiments like on this card.

Hey there We’R fans, Nancy here with a look at the some We R punches and all the ways they can be used to create a beautiful graduation card. Punches are a great way to add some pizazz to any creation! They are easy to use and can pack a powerful punch of design interest!  [Congrats 01]  To create this fun shaker card, begin with a white card base with a large die cut circle in the center. Use the Clear Cut Circle Punch to center another circle through the back of the card. This adds a nice clear window accent to the card base.   [Congrats 02]  Use the Sprinkles Punch and an array of rainbow colored cardstock to create the filler for your shaker. This punch has a very handy catch tray that keeps all of those tiny pieces in a neat spot until you are ready to use them up!  [Congrats 03]  To create the shaker, use the Fuse tool and a page protector to create a small pocket that fills the window of the card. Fill it with the sprinkle punch pieces and tiny sequins. Before you attach the shaker to the front panel, don’t forget to use the Precision Press Advanced to add the sentiment to the front of the card. This nifty tool gives you a perfectly stamped impression every single time. It’s very handy if you have a hard time aligning stacked sentiments like in this card.   [Congrats 04]  A few small embellishments are all it takes to create a fun and unique shaker card. Using punches is a great way to give your cards a little pop!   SUPPLIES: Clear Cut Circle Punch, Sprinkles Punch, Precision Press Advanced

A few small embellishments are all it takes to create a fun and unique shaker card. Using punches is a great way to give your cards a little pop!

 

SUPPLIES:

Clear Cut Circle Punch

Sprinkles Punch

Precision Press Advanced

 

 

 

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