How to Make a Planner Spread with the Foil Quill

Hello everybody ! Soraya here today to share a new tutorial using the amazing Foil Quill tools ! You will be able to create your own spread designs (tabs, titles, boxes and more!) to decorate your journal or planner. Let’s get started !

How to make a planner spread with the Foil Quill by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersStep 1 : Prepare your cardstock 

As I wanted to go on a very new spread, I decided to use one of the Foil Quill neutrals smooth papers. I cut 2 parts of 13x22cm then placed them on my Silhouette cutting mat.

How to make a planner spread with the Foil Quill by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers 

Step 2 : Place the foil 

I used the new Foil Cutting Kit in order to trim the golden foil. This magnetic mat and this circular cutter are truly making a difference by making it easier! The washi tape is now placed all around the foil.

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Here’s a tip for you : save the Foil leftovers for your Freestyle Pen crafts!

How to make a planner spread with the Foil Quill by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Step 3 : Create the designs

To create the look of my journal spread, I used some designs in the USB drive of Kelly Creates and Paige Taylor Evans. Those drives are simply awesome : so many designs and words to play with!

How to make a planner spread with the Foil Quill by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

So first of all, on my Silhouette Studio, I reproduced the pages so I could easily see where the designs have to be placed. Then I added some tabs and boxes using the drawing options. I placed the title on top and added some flower designs in each box. Before sending it to the cutting machine, I deleted the lines I created for the pages at first.

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Now that my designs are set up, let’s launch the Foil process! For my Silhouette I picked the “A” adapter then plugged it in to a battery pack.

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Once everything is ready, it’s time to jump into the most exciting moment: the Foil Quill magic!

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Step 5 : Coloring delights

We’re almost done with our journal spread! Punch the holes according to your binder or planner sizes with the Crop-A-Dile. Now take some time to add colors and fun to the Foil designs with watercolors. See how the Foil is resisting and showcasing the happy colors.

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I’m so happy with how it turned! I just love everything about the Foil Quill technology: it’s easy, fun and above all, it has so many creative posibilities!

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I hope you had fun joining me today. What do you think about creating your own journal spreads? Don’t you think it’s amazing to add foil everywhere?

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Happy creating everyone and until next time!

Soraya.

Supplies :

Foil Quill

Foil Quill USB Drive

Foil Quill Gold

Foil Quill Cutting Mat

Foil Quill papers

Crop-A-Dile

 

Best Of Summer Traveler’s Note Book

Hello everybody! Soraya here today to talk about summertime and all the good memories we like to document during our vacations. Here is a tutorial for you to create your own traveler notebook using the Book Binding Guide, the Word Punch Board and other yummy We R Memory Keepers tools!

Best of Summer Traveler's Notebook by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

First of all, let’s make the structure. Cut the cover of the notebook in a patterned paper measuring 19,7 x 25 cm. Score the middle of the paper with a spine of 1cm.

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To make the inserts, take 8 normal paper sheets measuring 24×19,7cm and fold them in the middle. Separate them in 2 inserts of 4 sheets. Use the Trim & Score Board for an easy control.

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Let’s bind the inserts in the TN ! Use the Book Binding tool to pierce the inserts in the middle of their spine. Then repeat the process for the cover by piercing 2 ranges of holes all along the score you previously folded.

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With a pink thread and an needle, sew the inserts on the cover and tie a knot to secure the points. You have more details about the sewing style in the instruction book, but don’t worry these are very simple to make !

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This TN needs a tassel ! So grab your Tassel Loom and create a beautiful pink pompom. Then use the Crop-A-Dile to place an eyelet on the top of the spine. This is by where we’ll attach the tassel.

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With the Word Punch Board (I love this tool so much!) create the word « summer » on a blue paper. Place an eyelet and a white paper on the back for the constrast. Add some pretty pearls on the tassel before attaching everything through the notebook spine.

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And voilà ! Your handmade TN is finally done ! Look how it is colorful ! Just add some embellishments on the cover and prepare the inner pages for the fun !

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Hope you enjoyed this project ! Can’t wait to fill it during our next vacations with Polaroids and journaling ! Have fun creating everyone and until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Book Binding Tool

Word Punch Board

Trim & Score Board

Tassel Loom

Crop-a-dile

Stitch Happy Pink thread

Stitch Happy Scissors

Papers and embellisments by Amercian Crafts, Crate Paper  and Pink Paislee

DIY Valentine’s Day Decor with the Big Happy Jig

Hello everyone!  It’s Eva here today sharing with you a Valentine’s Day decoration using the new Big Happy Jig.

DIY Valentine's Day Decor with the Big Happy Jig by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

If you love the regular size Happy Jig, then you are going to LOVE this new tool! It is perfect to create home decor projects with handlettering words and symbols. The new BIG Happy Jig works uses a wider wire and you can also use neon wire! How cool is that?

To create my decorations I started with a 10.5 inch wide piece of cardstock. I measured 2.5 inch on each side and created the banner. After that, I used my Crop a Dile to punch holes on the bottom and top of my wall banner.

We R Memory Keepers Crop A Dile

I used my Big Happy Jig to create an ampersand with gold wire. This design is from the regular Happy Jig tool guide, you don’t need to change anything, the designs work perfectly on both tools.

One thing I love about the Big Happy Jig is that you can remove the peg case and the mat it is flat so it doesn’t use much space on your craft room.

We R Memory Keepers Big Happy Jig

We R Memory Keepers Big Happy Jig

Once you are done with your design bend the edges so you can insert the design on the banner.

We R Memory Keepers Big Happy Jig

I also used one design from the Happy Jig Instagram account (werhappyjig) and made two connecting hearts.

We R Memory Keepers Big Happy Jig

Use cotton wool and your Tassel Loom to create 5 inch tassels and one 2 inch tassel. I decorated the tassel with Stitch Happy Gold Thread so they coordinated with the wires.

We R Memory Keepers Tassel Loom

We R Memory Keepers Tassel Loom

Use the 5 small tassels to decorate the bottom of your banner and some thickers to write the “you” and “me” words.

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I love how the ampersand floats over the banner!

DIY Valentine's Day Decor with the Big Happy Jig by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

For my other decor I used the 2 inch tassel and some wood beads to decorate the two hearts. I made this tassel with all 3 colors of yarn, I think it looks very cute!

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Finally I made a heart banner with some hearts I cut with my Clear Cut Punch. I used the “Loves Me” collection by Pebbles Inc because the colors matched perfectly my yarns!

We R Memory Keepers Clear Cut Heart Punch

What do you think? The Big Happy Jig gives you so many possibilities! What would you make with it?

DIY Valentine's Day Decor with the Big Happy Jig by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Happy Jig
Clear Cut Punch
Sticky Piercer
Stitch Happy Twine
Big Happy Jig
Tassel Loom
Love Me Collection by Pebbles Inc

Throwback Thursday: Year in Review Mini Album

Hello We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here to share a fun “Year in Review” mini album with you. I used three of my favorite We R Memory Keepers tools to create this mini album. I absolutely love how this album came together. When I started creating the album I thought that I would include 5-10 of my favorite photos from 2017. As I gathered photos, I realized that there was no way to narrow down the number of photos to 10 to tell the story of our year. 2017 was a very eventful year for our family. This year in review album has over 20 photos.

Year In Review Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

I streamlined the creative process by printing all my photos at 4×4. In this album all the photos are on the right side and the journaling is on the left. To create a space for all the journaling, I used the frame punch board to create 3 ½ x 3 ½ square frames.

Year In Review Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Then, I printed the journaling to fit inside the frame.

On a few of the pages, I used the clear cut punch to create a window so that the reader could get a sneak peek of the photo that was on the next page.

Year In Review Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Year In Review Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

It was so easy to create a cute heart window using the clear cut punch. I love that I was able to move the punch around the page so that I could make the heart window where ever I wanted to on the page.

Year In Review Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Even though, the album contains a LOT more photos than I originally intended, I love the story that it tells.

Year In Review Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Year In Review Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Using a few of my favorite tools from We R Memory Keepers made creating this album so easy and fun. Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. Happy 2018 my friends!

 

Supplies:

Frame Punch Board

Clear Cut Heart Punch

Crop-a-dile

Crate Paper Carousel Collection

Holiday Place Cards with the Word Punch Board

Hello, friends! Laura here today to show you how to create some pretty place cards for your holiday table. Sometimes the simplest décor can be the prettiest. These place cards are a cinch to put together and will add a little sparkle to your place settings.

Holiday Place Cards with the Word Punch Board by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Start by trimming your cardstock. My favorite size for place cards is to make them 4 inches by 5 inches. When folded in half the front of the card is four by two and a half inches. The trim and score board makes it easy to cut and score the place cards.

Holiday Place Cards with the Word Punch Board by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

I cut out rectangles from gold sparkle paper to add to the front of the card with adhesive.

The word punch board is perfect for adding names to the place cards. I cut out the names from white textured cardstock. I trimmed a piece of patterned cardstock to go behind the cut-out letters. And then I cut a v shape at the end of each one.

Holiday Place Cards with the Word Punch Board by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

You could stop here and simply add the cut-out names to the front of the cards, but I wanted to add a little something extra.

Paper die-cuts are pretty but can sometimes use a little extra touch. I used the crop-a-dile to add a fun gold star shaped eyelet to the top of each of the ornament embellishments. I added these to the place cards using a foam adhesive square.

Holiday Place Cards with the Word Punch Board by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

These cards are not fussy; however, you could dress them up even more by adding a ribbon or additional embellishments to them. Creating a simple place card is great when you have a lot of guests you are hosting.

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The gold paper makes them festive and fun! The word punch board is one of my new favorite tools for adding names or words to my projects.

Holiday Place Cards with the Word Punch Board by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Supplies

Trim and Score Board

Cardstock

Gold Sparkle Paper

Word Punch Board

Crop A Dile

Eyelets

BoBunny Christmas in the Village Die Cuts

Thank You Cards with the Pocket Punch Board

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here today with a trio of thank you cards. This time of year always reminds us to put our focus on gratitude and sending thank you cards is such an amazing way to express that sentiment. Using the new We R Memory Keepers Pocket Punch Board helped me make several thank you cards quickly, check them out.

Thank You Cards featuring the Pocket Punch Board by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

The Pocket Punch Board is another wonderful addition to the punch board family! This tool allows you to make several different types of pockets. And of course, it comes with an amazing guide to create pockets in whatever dimension you need for your project!

Thank You Cards featuring the Pocket Punch Board by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

The reason I was pumped about the Pocket Punch Board was this patterned paper from Pebbles that I have been hoarding. The paper was full of gorgeous thank you tags and making pockets gave me the perfect way to use them on my cards!

Thank You Cards featuring the Pocket Punch Board by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Because of the tags I would be using, I chose the pocket design with the notch. The Pocket Punch Board is incredibly easy to use. With two cuts, three scores, and a punch, my pocket was done! On these cards, I made the 4” x 3.5” pockets.

Thank You Cards featuring the Pocket Punch Board by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

There is something about the notch at the top of these pockets that gets me! Maybe it’s the nostalgic feel of library card pockets? Whatever it is, I love the look!

All the tags on my cards were cut from patterned paper. I used my Cropadile to punch the holes in the tags and threaded thick twine through each one.

Thank You Cards featuring the Pocket Punch Board by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

On each pocket, I added another thank you phrase, because, can you ever say thank you enough? I also added some stickers. While these stickers were clear, I placed them on white cardstock and trimmed them out. This made them pop more and stand out better.

Thank You Cards featuring the Pocket Punch Board by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

What will you put inside your pockets?

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers

Pebbles

Thanksgiving Placecard Ideas with the Word Punch Board

Hello friends!  Rebecca here with you today, and this is the time of year when family and friends gather to spend time together and eat a lot of big meals!  Today on the blog I’ve got some nifty ideas for table place cards with a fall décor theme.

Thanksgiving Placecard Ideas with the Word Punch Board by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

For each of the settings, I used leaves as part of my theme because they’re quintessential autumn and I can’t use enough leaves in my projects at this time of year!  To begin, I die cut several different styles and sizes in various cardstock colors ranging from off-white to pale mint, to charcoal gray and black.  You’ll also notice I didn’t stick to a classic fall color scheme; it’s easy enough to change the colors to warmer hues if you’d prefer a more traditional fall look.

Thanksgiving Placecard Ideas with the Word Punch Board by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

One of my first thoughts when it came to this project was how to personalize the seating assignments.  As much as I wish I had gorgeous calligraphic handwriting, I simply don’t.  Then I thought of the Word Punch Board, which allowed me to easily spell out any name or phrase I wanted.

Thanksgiving Placecard Ideas with the Word Punch Board by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I considered different ways to display the placecards, shying away from the standard folded card and opting for the leaf shape or a tag tied onto some part of the place setting.  I love the look of a tag displayed with the silverware, so I have a couple options that way.  Each setting I’m sharing today is pretty simple, because when you’re cooking for a house full of people, and you have several seat assignments to make, you don’t need them to be highly complicated.

Thanksgiving Placecard Ideas with the Word Punch Board by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

On the first setting, I punched the name right onto the leaf.  This took a bit of maneuvering because my die cut leaf is curved and the punch board is straight, but the end result was worth it!  To achieve the curved word, I punched one letter at a time and I removed the tray from the board, flipping it upside down so I had a better idea of the letter placement.  I also started in the middle with the ‘R’ to be sure the word would be centered.  I punched the R, then the A’s, and then the S and H.  These little tricks helped the process go smoothly and quickly.

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I layered the name leaf with a solid black leaf; the contrast in cardstock colors helps the punched-out word to be seen.  I tied the leaf duo to a set of utensils with jute twine, adding a swatch of lace underneath and a single–real–eucalyptus leaf to the top.  The final touch was another die cut leaf in a different style tucked under the cutlery; I cut that leaf from some Crate Paper Merry Days paper.  This place setting can be easily styled up or down, too, depending on the mood of your entertaining.  Omit pieces like the lace and the add-on leaves for a simpler do; choose satin ribbon instead of jute and add some stitching to the name leaf for something fancier.

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Another option for the utensils is this tag.  Instead of a name here, though, I used a favorite phrase—GIVE THANKS—punched into more CP Merry Days paper.  This style works great when you’re allowing your guests to choose their own seats, but still want to dress up your table.  I punched the words on 2 thin strips of patterned paper and connected them with a length of brown glitter tape.  I adhered the note onto blush pink card stock and set an eyelet on the end with my Crop-A-Dile tool.

Thanksgiving Placecard Ideas with the Word Punch Board by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

The back of the tag is blank, so this is a fun opportunity for your dinner guests to write down something they’re thankful for.

Thanksgiving Placecard Ideas with the Word Punch Board by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I tied it to the utensils with rose gold shimmer twine and added a short branch of eucalyptus under the tag, propping it up off the plate.  You can choose your own phrase or tag style, but this one is nice for recording gratitude and/or memories.

Thanksgiving Placecard Ideas with the Word Punch Board by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Another, more versatile way to use the Word Punch Board on your Thanksgiving place cards (or tags, if you’d rather), is to use the letters you’ve punched out to spell the names of your guests.  This is a great option for longer names or more complex shaped place markers.

Thanksgiving Placecard Ideas with the Word Punch Board by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

This super-simple set up is just a trio of die cut leaves (one of them is stamped, too), and glitter tape letters.  Glitter tape is an awesome medium to use with the punch board because you omit the timely step of gluing each itty-bitty alpha onto the tag.  American Crafts makes my favorite glitter tape and I used it here in the Brown Sugar shade to spell EMILY.

Thanksgiving Placecard Ideas with the Word Punch Board by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Another eyelet and some jute twine tied to this pumpkin stem, and this easy seat assignment is complete.  Switch out the colored fabric pumpkin for real mini pumpkins for a more natural table setting.

Thanksgiving Placecard Ideas with the Word Punch Board by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Speaking of natural place settings, I got extra-creative and incorporated a pomegranate into my last sample.  This came about because our neighbors have an overflowing pomegranate tree and they were generous to give us a grocery bag full of them!  The bright red adds amazing color to the table and sticking a trio of leaves into the stem makes for another easy decoration.

Thanksgiving Placecard Ideas with the Word Punch Board by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I used the punched glitter alphas again, this time in Chestnut tape.  The red fruit and simply spelled-out names are perfect for Christmas decorating, too.  Use star or pine tree die cuts in place of the leaves for a festive feeling.

Thanksgiving Placecard Ideas with the Word Punch Board by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Whether you’re going all out with a fancy tablescape and assigned seating, or keeping things more casual, I hope you’ve found these place cards pretty and functional.  The Word Punch Board is such a handy tool for personalization, and I’ll certainly be choosing one of these styles for my own Thanksgiving table this year!

Thanksgiving Placecard Ideas with the Word Punch Board by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies:

Word Punch Board

Crop-A-Dile

 

Framed Halloween Decor with the Crop-A-Dile

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with a really fun Halloween décor project! It’s no secret how much I love making Halloween décor and this project makes me so happy! String art is all the rage and I wanted to make a spider web. Not wanting to get a hammer and nails involved in this project, I wondered if I could create one with eyelets. Well, yes, yes, I could!

Framed Halloween Decor with the Crop-A-Dile by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Following an image I found online of a spider web, I began by drawing a series of straight lines onto a piece of cardstock in a star or asterisk shape. (Total of 4 lines creating 8 spokes.)

Framed Halloween Decor with the Crop-A-Dile by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

At the ends of each spoke of my shape, I set an eyelet with my Cropdile. An eyelet was also placed in the center where all the lines intersected. For those eyelets, I needed the Cropodile Big Bite to be able to reach father into my piece of cardstock. Finally, in between each eyelet, another one was set.

Framed Halloween Decor with the Crop-A-Dile by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Using baker’s twine, I began stringing through the eyelet openings. I followed the straight lines I drew first by pulling the string up through the center eyelet and down through the end spoke eyelet.

Framed Halloween Decor with the Crop-A-Dile by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Then I followed around the outside “circles” of eyelets with the rest of the twine. Thank you pattern for keeping me straight.

Framed Halloween Decor with the Crop-A-Dile by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I foam mounted the strung cardstock to a piece of black cardstock. The entire panel was placed on a piece of Pebbles Spooky Boo patterned paper, cut to the size of my frame. The sticker, from the same collection, was way too perfect! May contain spiders…ha!

Framed Halloween Decor with the Crop-A-Dile by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Who is ready to make some string art with eyelets?! What other images might you try with this technique?

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers

Pebbles

Three Ways to Use the Crop-A-Dile on Your Handmade Cards

Hello and welcome to our blog! It’s Eva here today showing you how to use your eyelets in three different ways to create some fun cards.

Handmade Cards featuring the Crop-A-Dile and Eyelets by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The new Eyelet Cases are absolutely amazing. They come in three different hues (pastel, bright and metallic) and have medium sized eyelets and shaped eyelets like stars, flowers and hearts, how cool is that?

The first way you can use your eyelets is simply to pass some twine or thread between 2 of them. I began my card by making a few points where I wanted my eyelets to be. Tip: Use your Square Guide to make perfectly aligned lines every time!

Square Guide by We R Memory Keepers

Next, I used my Crop a Dile to poke holes on my card and set the eyelets

Crop-A-Dile and Eyelets by We R Memory Keepers

On each thread I wanted to hang a letter so I used my Word Punch Board and matching cardstock to punch the word “Hello”

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I thread some embroidery floss trough the eyelets and embellish them with sequins and other small things.

Handmade Cards featuring the Crop-A-Dile and Eyelets by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Another way you can use eyelets is to cover an entire shape like a circle, a heart or a flower. The heart eyelets were perfect for my “I Love You” card. I cut the sentiment with my electronic cutting machine and then drew the heart shape on a small piece of cardstock.

Handmade Cards featuring the Crop-A-Dile and Eyelets by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I set all my eyelets very close to each other making sure all the white space of my shape was covered. Finally, I put some colored cardstock on the back and glued the top of the card with some 3d dots.

Handmade Cards featuring the Crop-A-Dile and Eyelets by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

 

The third way you can use eyelets is simply to accent the card, like you would use enamel dots!

For this card I used my Precision Press Advanced to stamp a star background on my white cardstock. This tool is really amazing, it made my job really easy and the best part is that you can go on and stamp again if you didn’t make it right the first time!

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced

I added a sentiment “I Love You More Than All The Stars” and added some gold eyelets here and there.  Super simple and fun!

Handmade Cards featuring the Crop-A-Dile and Eyelets by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

What do you think? Do you use eyelets to embellish your projects! Why don’t you try some of these techniques next time?

Handmade Cards featuring the Crop-A-Dile and Eyelets by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory KeepersHandmade Cards featuring the Crop-A-Dile and Eyelets by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Square Guide

Precision Press Advanced

Eyelet Cases

Crop a Dile

Make a Fall Banner with the Happy Jig

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here today with some home décor for fall. It seems that I am always pulled towards creating projects for our house. Adding a personal and handmade touch is wonderful, but its also great to be able to add a trendy touch without breaking the bank. I mean, who can change all the pillows and blankets out all the time? But by using my We R Memory Keepers tools and some patterned papers, I can create a lovely piece of seasonal décor, and be a bit fashionable as well.

Fall Banner with the Happy Jig by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I began by using my Banner Punch board and that fantastic checkered paper from Pebbles new line, My Bright Life. I am seeing that black and white gingham everywhere, and I love it! The Banner Punch Board is a constant friend on my desk, making quick work of creating pendants that are the exact size and style I want.

Fall Banner with the Happy Jig by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

After layering some other papers, die cut images, and ribbon, I started to create the leaf image from Copper Happy Jig Wire. The booklet that comes with the Happy Jig provides clear instructions for making the shapes.

Fall Banner with the Happy Jig by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

After following the image and placing my pegs, I wrapped the wire around. The wire shapes come together easily. The dimension they add to a project is really cool!

Tip: I use a liquid adhesive to secure my wire shapes to my projects.

Fall Banner with the Happy Jig by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Another We R Memory Keepers tool that comes in handy when making banners is another on of my old favorites, the Crop-A-Dile. To punch the holes for the twine (used to hang the banner), simply stack all your pieces together and punch through every piece at once. No mistakes and no misalignment.

Fall Banner with the Happy Jig by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Do you decorate for the seasons? Where would you hang your fall banner?

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

Pebbles – My Bright Life: