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.

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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.

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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!

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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

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 Project Roundup

Happy Friday! To kick off the weekend we’re sharing some Foil Quill project inspiration that we think you’re going to love.

We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill project inspiration

So, sit back and get ready for some eye candy!

Foiled Leather Earrings

Foil Quill transfers beautifully onto leather to create unique custom crafts, jewelry, DIY projects and more.

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Foiled Handmade Cards

Make your greetings extra elegant with foiled designs made with the Foil Quill!

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Foil Quill Home Decor

Foil Quill makes beautiful DIY home decor! Your projects will definitely shine with custom foil designs and accents.

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Wedding Decor with the Foil Quill

The gorgeous shimmer of Foil Quill designs is perfect for custom wedding or shower decor.

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We hope you’ve enjoyed some Foil Quill inspiration. We’re excited that this amazing new tool will soon be available at retailers, are you? Leave a comment below if you can’t wait for Foil Quill!

Precision Press Advanced Valentine’s Day Card

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with a card-saving tip for you with the We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced! I will be the first to admit that I have issues lining stamps and dies up, often ruining my die-cut piece, or even my whole card. Not good! Keep reading to find out how to never ruin a card again!

Valentine's Day Card with the We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced by Kimberly Crawford

I die cut a heart image from Pebbles patterned paper and knew that I wanted to stamp the “love you” sentiment from Vicki Boutin in the center. To make sure everything lined up perfectly, I placed the heart on my Precision Press Advanced base, securing it with the magnets included with the tool. Then I lined up the stamp image exactly where I wanted it on the heart. (Make sure to do this with the stamping portion of the image face down. So you can read the words.)

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Place the clear plate over the top and push down. This will pick up the image and affix it to the platform. Now, when you go back after your image has been inked, the pegs on the base will assist you with perfect placement. Every.single.time!

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The best part about this perfect alignment also helps fix inking mistakes! I did not get enough ink on a part of my image, but no worries, because I added the ink and re-stamped! And you cannot tell! Whew!

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I added a few more hearts to my Valentine’s Day card. They needed a little more detail, and I immediately thought of the Stitch Happy Pen! How cute is that stitching detail on the middle of the hearts?

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So who is excited for perfect stamping on every card?!

Supplies: Precision Press Advanced

Valentine’s Day Cards with the Stitch Happy Pen

Hello everyone! Enza here, and today I’m bringing you a set of cards created with the new, super fun Stitch Happy Pen.

Valentine's Day Cards with the Stitch Happy Pen by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I have always loved hand-stitching, especially on paper; I think it adds a lovely texture and accentuates the handmade feel of your projects. I usually use a cut file as my template, or draw my own design and then pierce the holes to make it easier to stitch. With the Stitch Happy Pen Kit, you have everything you need – you get a punch needle, a magnetic frame, threaders, and six stencils to create cute embroidery designs.

Since Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, I thought I would make a couple of cards using two of the stencils included in the kit. I started with the “love” sentiment. Normally, you would just mark the holes with a pencil first and then place the paper in the magnetic frame; but I found out that positioning both paper and stencil in the frame and then lightly piercing the holes before removing the stencil and starting to stitch made things a bit easier – the stencil stayed in place thanks to the magnetic frame, and the fact I had already pierced the paper required less pressure with the punch needle, avoiding any unwanted marks or creases.

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I used the beautiful La La Love collection by Crate Paper for both cards.

Valentine's Day Cards with the Stitch Happy Pen by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

The hand-stitched “love” sentiment is the focal point on the first card, and all the other elements just complement it by bringing in more color and texture.

Valentine's Day Cards with the Stitch Happy Pen by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

For the second card, I used the flower stencil.

Valentine's Day Cards with the Stitch Happy Pen by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I used Bazzill embossed cardstock as my base. Once I finished the design, I simply backed it with more colorful patterned paper and washi tape.

Valentine's Day Cards with the Stitch Happy Pen by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I love how these cards turned out. The embroidery designs add such a beautiful touch, and with the Stitch Happy Pen it’s easier than ever.

Thank you for stopping by!

Enza

 

Supplies:

Stitch Happy Pen

Crate Paper La La Love

Bazzill Cardstock