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

 

 

 

 

 

Card Week: Frame Punch Board Halloween Card

Hey We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here to share with you an adorable Halloween card that I created with two of my favorite We R Memory Keeper tools, the Dial Trimmer and the Frame Punch Board.

Halloween Card by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

The moment I started playing with the dial trimmer I loved the scalloped blade. I used the scalloped blade on several strips of patterned paper from the Pebbles Midnight Haunting collection.

Halloween Card by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Each strip of patterned paper has a scallop along the bottom edge of the strip. The scalloped strip was added with the scallop blade on the dial trimmer. After I had the scalloped strips cut, I used the Frame Punch Board to cut a four inch frame out of a black piece of patterned paper from the same Midnight Haunting Collection. Using a strong liquid adhesive, I layered the strips and adhered them to the back of the frame. Once the strops were in place, I ruffled the scalloped edges slightly to create a little bit of dimension and to make the scallops more noticeable.

Halloween Card by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Because I wanted the scalloped strips to stand out, I kept the embellishment to a minimum. I adhered a chipboard sentiment and a ghost die cut in the center of the frame with a strong liquid adhesive. Then, to finish things off, I added a few puffy stickers.

Halloween Card by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

The card base for this card is created from patterned paper. The card front is five inches square with rounded corners. It was so easy to round the corners of this card with the Frame Punch Board.

Halloween Card by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I can’t wait to share this card AND make more of them using the same design. Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’ll see you again soon!

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers Dial Trimmer
We R Memory Keepers Frame Punch Board
Pebbles Midnight Haunting Collection

Mixed Media Traveler’s Notebook

Hey there We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here to share a mini album that I created using many of my favorite We R Memory Keepers tools. Recently, I wrote a blog post about my crafty travelers notebook. You can find more details about how I created the base of the travelers notebook HERE.
Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Today, I thought it would be fun to show you a few of the pages that I created to go inside the notebook.

Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

When I created the notebook I made it with enough pages so that I had one page for each city I was visiting. When I visited Chicago, I took SO many photos that I wasn’t able to fit all of the photos onto the two page spread. I used patterned paper that I cut with the dial trimmer as an extra page in the notebook. I love the scalloped edge that I was able to add to the patterned paper with the dial trimmer. To add the page into my notebook, I taped it in place with washi tape.

Dial Trimmer by We R Memory Keepers

Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

On the white pages in the notebook, I did a little bit of mixed media with Heidi Swapp color shine and Vicki Boutin stamps. The stamped flowers made the perfect embellishments.

Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

As usual, I used my Typecast Typewriter to type the journaling for this spread. I love the look typed journaling and it’s so easy to type journaling with the Typecast Typewriter.

Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

By adding that one little patterned paper insert, I was able to add 3 extra photos and more journaling about my crafty adventures to Chicago. My We R Memory Keeper tools made creating (and altering) my travelers notebook so easy. Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’ll see you again soon.

Fall Card with the Dial Trimmer

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with a card for fall! The leaves have begun to change and the nights are beginning to cool off. School is back in session and its back to Friday night lights! It was time to make a warm and cozy card with texture and the new We R Memory Keepers Dial Trimmer helped me achieve my goal! Check out this great new tool!

Fall Card featuring the Dial Trimmer by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Feeling plaid-ish for fall, I grabbed this flannel-looking patterned paper from onecanoetwo’s Creekside collection. I wanted to make it feel like a cozy blanket. To add those edges and feel, I used the deckle edge on the Dial Trimmer.

Fall Card featuring the Dial Trimmer by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

The Dial Trimmer is SO fantastic! On the top of the trimmer are 6 different blades. Simply turn the dial to whichever blade you want, slide it down and cut! The Dial Trimmer also has an extendable arm, which means that cutting paper up to 12×12 inches is a breeze!

Fall Card featuring the Dial Trimmer by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

For the rest of my card, I used other parts from the Creekside collection. One of my favorite card-making tips is; fussy cut patterned paper. I cut the tag, the extra acorn, and the wood slices from different pieces of patterned paper. Instant embellishments!

Fall Card featuring the Dial Trimmer by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Fall Card featuring the Dial Trimmer by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Who is ready to snuggle up for fall?

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

American Crafts/ onecanoetwo

Bazzill

Ice Cream Banner with the Dial Trimmer

Hello We R Memory Keepers fans! Soraya here to share with you a yummy and fun tutorial using the new Dial Trimmer! Are you ready to create delicious ice cream cones? Here we go!

Ice Cream Banner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

To make this yummy banner you will need some light and dark brown cardstock, white, mint and pink 12×12 foam sheets, one yellow cardstock for the title and some twine. You will also need the Alphabet Punch Board and the Sprinkle Punch (and colorful cardstock to use with them).

Dial Trimmer by We R Memory Keepers

To make the cones, start by tracing them on a light brown cardstock using the Supreme Ruler (the most comfortable ruler ever!!). I traced several rectangles before drawing the triangles inside them. Then grab your Dial Trimmer to cut them out with the Straight blade.

Supreme Ruler by We R Memory Keepers

Dial Trimmer by We R Memory Keepers

Then, in order to create the lines that pop out from the cones I used the Deckle blade and made lots of thin borders in the dark brown cardstock before placing them on the cones, just like this:

Dial Trimmer by We R Memory Keepers

Ice Cream Banner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Let’s make the ice cream scoops! I took the 12×12 adhesive square foam sheets from Bazzill to create them. Don’t hesitate to use a good sharp pair of scissors for the cut to be easy and smooth! You will need 3 different colors: mint, pink and white. Yummy!

Ice Cream Banner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Ice Cream Banner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Ice Cream Banner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Need more yumminess with the Dial Trimmer? Of course yes!! So use the Wave blade to cut the frosting borders! And with your scissors cut the wavy melting chocolate sauce!

Dial Trimmer by We R Memory Keepers

Ice Cream Banner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Here is the fun part with the new Sprinkle Punch! Use lots of colorful papers to create a bunch of yummy sprinkles! And stick them to the top of the ice cream scoops!

Sprinkle Punch by We R Memory Keepers

Ice Cream Banner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Make the big title with the Alphabet Punch Board in a bright yellow cardstock! Did you know you could follow the instructions on the free ABC App? So cool right? Just search in the app store for “American Crafts”.

Ice Cream Banner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

And with some pink twine (or a soft yarn of your choice) and the Crop-A-Dile make the holes and attach all the cones together! And voilà! Your yummy banner is done!

Ice Cream Banner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Ice Cream Banner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Hope you had fun joining me with this delicious banner! How cool is the Dial Trimmer? This is one fantastic tool–so versatile and clever! Have fun creating everyone and until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Dial Trimmer

Supreme Ruler

Alphabet Punch Board

Sprinkle Punch

Stitch Happy Scissors kit

Bazzill cardstocks

Bazzill adhesive foam squares

 

 

Dial Trimmer Gift Packaging

Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here. I am the worst at remembering to buy wrap or bags for gifts. Thank goodness I have a crafty stash and fantastic tools like the Dial Trimmer to help me whip up last-minute gift packaging!

Dial Trimmer Gift Packaging by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

For this “wild” little gift bag, I cut a panel of Amy Tangerine patterned paper and adhered it to the front of my bag. I added a tag, then set to work creating a super easy cluster of paper roses to embellish the bag.

Dial Trimmer Gift Packaging by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Using the Dial Trimmer and three different decorative blades, I cut a 1 inch wide x 12 inches long strip of Bazzill cardstock in yellow, pink and blue.

To make the flowers, I first dampened the cardstock strips. I like to stand at the sink and wet my fingers, then run my fingers across the paper to avoid saturating it too much. Blot with a towel and then begin rolling, gently folding the decorative edge out to look like petals. Glue as you go (I used a hot glue gun) and secure the end of the strip with more glue. Repeat with the other two strips.

Dial Trimmer Gift Packaging by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

When the flowers were completely dry, I glued them together and then added them to my bag with a couple of Amy Tangerine leaves (sticker and die-cut).

Dial Trimmer Gift Packaging by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

In far less time than it would take to run to the store, I made unique gift packaging and had a little crafty fun, too. Thanks to the Dial Trimmer, pretty flower accents are easy and quick. What would you add these flowers to? Happy creating!

Supplies Used:

Dial Trimmer

Dial Trimmer Coupon Card

Hello everyone!  It’s Eva here showing you a coupon card made with the new Dial Trimmer and the Photo Sleeve Fuse Tool.

Dial Trimmer Coupon Card by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The new Dial Trimmer has 6 different tools in one but one I love the most is the Perforate Tool, I used this feature to create a coupon card for a teen girl made with the Girl Squad collection by our friends from Pebbles Inc.

To decorate the front of my card I cut several 6 x 6 papers with the Wave Tool from my Dial Trimmer and glued them to the front of the card.

Dial Trimmer by We R Memory Keepers

Dial Trimmer by We R Memory Keepers

Next I used my Sprinkle Punch and decorated the inside of the card with matching colors and a shaker pocket created with a plastic sleeve and a FUSEables card base.

Sprinkle Punch by We R Memory Keepers

Photo Sleeve Fuse + Sprinkle Punch by We R Memory Keepers

I marked my paper with 2.5 inch squares and typed my “coupons” with my Typecast Typewriter.  Because the paper is going to be folded like an accordion, I typed front and back left a space in the middle.

Typecast Typewriter by We R Memory Keepers

Using the Dial Trimmer with the Perforate Blade, create a perforated line every 2.5 inches.  Embellish the blank squares with paper and fold like an accordion.

Dial Trimmer Perforate Blade by We R Memory Keepers

Dial Trimmer Perforate Blade by We R Memory Keepers

To finish the front of the card use Stickers and Die Cuts from the same Girl Squad Collection.

Dial Trimmer Coupon Card by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Dial Trimmer Coupon Card by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

 

 

The coupons are glued inside the card and everything is held together with some twine.

Dial Trimmer Coupon Card by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

This was a Teen Girl card but you could modify this card for many occasions! The receiver just needs to slightly pull the paper and the coupon will tear off perfectly! Isn’t it cool!

Dial Trimmer Coupon Card by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I love to receive (and give) interactive cards, they are so much fun! Did you already think of someone to give a coupon card to?

Dial Trimmer Coupon Card by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Typecast Typewriter
Fuseables Card Kit
Pebbles Girl Squad Collection
Waterfall Sleeves 4×6 inches
Fuse Tool
Fuse Mat
Fuse Ruler
Dial Trimmer
Sprinkles Punch

Back to School Scrapbook Page with the Dial Trimmer

Good morning, We R Memory Keeper’s friends, Laura here today. My kids just started back to school and I wanted to scrapbook a page to remember their first day and getting on the bus. I love the Oh Happy Life papers from Amy Tangerine and they worked perfect for this occasion.

Back To School Layout by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I started by using a background paper with different multi colored hearts on it. I found a fun paper that had patterned strips on it, one of which had a little some little buses on it. It was perfect for this layout. I used my Dial Trimmer to cut the paper into strips. I ended up using five strips from the same paper.

Dial Trimmer by We R Memory Keepers

I wanted to create a scallop border on the top and bottom strips of the Oh Happy Life paper, rather than just having a plain flat border. Using the dial trimmer made creating a scalloped edge easy.

Dial Trimmer by We R Memory Keepers

Since the page was already so busy, I wanted solid color mats for all of my photos. To make the ones with the grade levels on them stand out, I used yellow cardstock and the Dial Trimmer to scallop all the edges.

Dial Trimmer by We R Memory Keepers

For the other smaller pictures I used white to mat each photo. Only one photo is in color to show their first day of school outfits. To finish off the page, I added gold sparkly Thickers to spell out Back to School 2017.

Back To School Layout by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I also added some beautiful layered paper stickers throughout the layout to add some dimension to the page.

Back To School Layout by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Back To School Layout by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

I love that I was able to trim all my pictures, strips of paper, and even scallop the edges of my paper with one tool. It made this layout come together really quickly.

Back To School Layout by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies:

Dial Trimmer

Amy Tan Oh Happy Life Papers

Gold Thickers

Amy Tan Hustle & Heart Layered Paper Stickers

Dial Trimmer Project Inspiration

Hello, and welcome to Dial Trimmer Week here on the blog! This week we’re sharing plenty of tips, inspiration, and project ideas featuring the new Dial Trimmer. With this must-have craft tool, simply turn the dial to select what type of blade you need for your project. It’s like six tools in one–choose from Cut, Score, Perforate, Wave, Scallop and Deckle designs. Plus, get accurate measurements and cuts with the handy 14 inch extension arm.

Dial Trimmer from We R Memory Keepers

Here is a fabulous scrapbook page from our in house design team featuring this must-have tool.

Dial Trimmer by We R Memory Keepers

We just love the texture that the Dial Trimmer decorative blades add to this pretty beach themed layout!

Dial Trimmer by We R Memory Keepers

To celebrate Dial Trimmer Week, we’re hosting a giveaway on our Facebook page HERE. Click the link and then leave a comment ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE to enter. Entries left here on the blog will not be considered for this giveaway. Have a great day, and be sure to stop by often this week for more Dial Trimmer projects.