Foil Pumpkin Ornaments with the Freestyle Pen

Hello We R friends, Laura here today. I have been busy decorating my house for fall. I always find fun craft blanks at the dollar store. I found some cute wooden pumpkin ornaments to decorate and thought they would be perfect to use with the Foil Quill Freestyle Pen.

Foil Quill Freestyle Pen Pumpkin Ornaments by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Start by painting your wooden pumpkins. You could leave the wood grain depending on your design, but I thought painting them orange and green first would really make the foil stand out.

Foil Quill Freestyle Pen Pumpkin Ornaments by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Allow them to dry thoroughly. This doesn’t take long if you are using acrylic paint.

For the first pumpkin, I freehanded lines on the pumpkin with orange foil.

Foil Quill Freestyle Pen Pumpkin Ornaments by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Then, I used a Heatwave stencil to create a little green pumpkin vine and leaves. I found it was easiest to line up the stencil by cutting my foil to the size of the design I was tracing.

Foil Quill Freestyle Pen Pumpkin Ornaments by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

On the next pumpkin I wanted to add our name to the pumpkin. I don’t always love my handwriting, so I designed something on my computer and printed it out on regular copy paper.

I taped the copy paper in place on my pumpkin first to make sure I had everything lined up correctly. Then I carefully lifted the copy paper and placed my foil underneath. I taped it in place, so it didn’t move while I was writing.

I used both the bold and fine tip pens for the words. I used the bold Freestyle Foil Quill pen for the cursive and the fine tipped one for words THE and FAMILY.

Foil Quill Freestyle Pen Pumpkin Ornaments by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

To get good coverage with the pens when using a paper template, I found it was best to go slowly and to press firmly. I got good results using this method, but you could also print out your design using a thinner paper like tracing paper.

Tie ribbon to the top of the ornament to hang.

Foil Quill Freestyle Pen Pumpkin Ornaments by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

These fun ornaments look so cute with the rest of my fall décor at the house. You could also use this technique to make an adorable gift tag for a present.

Foil Quill Freestyle Pen Pumpkin Ornaments by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies

Wood Pumpkin Ornament Blanks

Orange and Green Acrylic Paint

Foil Quill Freestyle Pens

Foil Quill Heat Activated Foil Sheets, Flamingo

Foil Quill Heat Activated Foil Sheets, Peacock

Flourish Heatwave Stencil

Ribbon

 

How to Foil on 3D Projects with the Freestyle Pen

Autumn is already coming around here. I like to decorate our house for it.

Over the last few days I have foiled many objects with the Foil Quill Pen. And I created my first 3D project without paper. Yes really! Without paper. And I love it.

Foil on your Fall Decor with the Freestyle Pen by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

I really wanted to foil our autumn decor with the Freestyle Foil Quill Pen. So first I bought some pumpkins and painted them. The decoration should be bright and light. After I painted the pumpkin with white acrylic paint, I used the Freestyle Pen (Standard). A few hearts foiled with rose gold on it and it’s done! Totally simple. I was surprised how easy it works.

Foil on your Fall Decor with the Freestyle Pen by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

In autumn I like candles very much as decoration on the table. So I foiled some candles with the Free Style Pen.

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At first, I tested on a few old candles. I found out that you should write quickly. Because the hot tip of the pen melts the wax. But with a little practice it is quite simple. First fix the foil with the Washi Tape to the candle. Then, draw your design with the pen.

Foil on your Fall Decor with the Freestyle Pen by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

Excess wax can easily be scraped off with scissors. This way the unattractive areas can be repaired.

Foil on your Fall Decor with the Freestyle Pen by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

Finally I foiled some leaves on acetate with the Freestyle Pen. Then I simply cut them out with scissors.

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I decorated the vase with the foil leaves. I scattered the remaining leaves on the table. Maybe I’ll make a garland out of them. My daughter already has an plan.

Add foil to your fall decor with the Freestyle Pens by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Steffi

 

Supplies:
Freestyle Pens
Rose Gold Foil

October Journal Dashboard

Hello and happy Friday! Aly Dosdall back again. My crafting style is usually pretty clean and graphic, but recently I’ve decided to play around with some fun mixed media techniques and broaden my crafty horizons a bit. The new Impressed Stamping Daubers and Dauber Bottle were the perfect way to delve into some mixed media fun, and I used them to create my October journal dasboard. Check it out!

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I include photos in my journal, so I really wanted to highlight these photos of the leaves starting to change in our yard as this is what the beginning of October represents where I live.

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I used some simple and fun techniques with the stamping daubers to get this colorful look on my dashboard, and I’ll show you how!

I started by cutting out some fall leaf shapes from a scrap of vinyl with my Evolution. I used those as masks on my dashboard, and spread them around the layout in a visual triangle.

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Then I used the Standard tip Freestyle Pen and some copper Foil Quill foil to write my title. While my handwriting skills are lacking, I feel it’s important to include some of my handwriting in my journal since it’s a part of who I am!

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Next, I choose some of my favorite fall colors that coordinate with the colors in my photos. I used the daubers to apply the ink to the back of an acrylic stamping block. I filled the dauber bottle with water, and then daubed some water on the block next to the ink, being careful not to get ink on the dauber bottle. I used my stamping dauber to mix the two together to get a watercolor consistency from the ink.

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Then I applied the ink to my dashboard in horizontal strokes, using my stamping dauber as a brush. I paid extra attention to the fall leaf masks to make sure the ink surrounded the shapes competely.

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Once the ink dried, I used the Precision Press Pattern Stamps and Stamping Block to stamp in a white color over the ink to add some dimension and layers to the dashboard. Then I removed the vinyl masks, and look how cool it turned out!

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I added a copper foil outline inside the fall leaf shapes using the metal die I had cut the vinyl with as a template. I first placed the die over the leaf shape and used at piece of washi tape at the very top to secure the die. Then I lifted it up and slid the foil underneath. Then I traced around the inside of the die.

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I finished off my dashboard by adding a few embellishments and a tab to mark where October starts in my journal. The Staple Board made it easy to add the tab to my page.

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I love how my dashboard turned out! Mixed media is a step outside of my comfort zone, but with the Impressed Stamping Daubers is was fun and easy to create this colorful dashboard!

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Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your weekend and happy crafting!

Supplies:

Amy Tangerine Journal Studio Insert
Impressed Stamping Daubers
Impressed Dauber Bottle
Foil Quill Freestyle Pen–Standard
Foil Quill Foil–Copper
Evolution
Staple Board
Precision Press Pattern Stamping Block
Acrylic Stamping Blocks

Foil Quill Freestyle Pen Project Roundup

We’re so excited about the new Foil Quill Freestyle Pens that we just can’t stop making things! Today we’ve got another set of projects to inspire your Freestyle Pen crafting. Take a look and enjoy!

Foiled Planter

Want to know our favorite thing about the new Freestyle Pens? You can foil on just about anything! Can you imagine trying to fit this planter in your electronic cutting machine?

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Personalized Gift Tags

Make your loved ones feel special by creating foiled gift tags in your own handwriting!

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Foiled Planner Cover

Add custom details or doodles to the cover of your planner, journal or traveler’s notebook with the Freestyle Pens!

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Foiled DIY Clock

Make unique home decor projects that could never fit into an electronic cutting machine.

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Foiled Bible Journal

Let your bible journaling shine with foiled handwriting made with the Freestyle Pens!

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Thanks for stopping by! We hope you enjoyed these Freestyle Pen project ideas. Have you tried them out? Be sure to share your projects on our Facebook page HERE.

“Welcome Fall” Sign with the Freestyle Pens

Hello everyone. Enza here, and today I’m sharing a home décor piece created with one of the new We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill Freestyle Pens. These pens are amazing! Easy to use and very versatile. I have to admit, I was a bit apprehensive about this assignment. I’m not very good at drawing free-hand and my stash of stencils didn’t include a big, cursive quote that I could trace and “color” with foil. Then I came across a cut file I had been saving for a while. I loved the font and the design, and I thought it would look good enlarged to fit a 12×12 cardstock.

Here it is:

"Welcome Fall" sign featuring Foil Quill Freestyle Pen by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I apologize if I don’t have a full, frontal picture of the project. I wanted to show the beautiful gold foil on the orange cardstock, and this was the best way to do it 😉

I started by cutting the design with my electronic die cutting machine. As I mentioned above, I enlarged the quote to fit a 12×12 paper. I then layered the cardstock, a sheet of 12×12 gold foil, and my cut file on top.

"Welcome Fall" sign featuring Foil Quill Freestyle Pen by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I secured the bottom paper to my work table with the Foil Quill Placement Tape and did the same with the cut file. You want to make sure there is no shifting, so to obtain a clean design.

I used the Foil Quill Freestyle Bold Tip Pen, as the negative space of the cut file was pretty big – another option would be the Calligraphy Tip Pen; it has a wide tip and can help cut down on time.

"Welcome Fall" sign featuring Foil Quill Freestyle Pen by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

For the little pieces inside the letters, I just kept them in place with my fingers and went around them with the pen. This is what made the process a bit long, but it was totally worth it in the end.

"Welcome Fall" sign featuring Foil Quill Freestyle Pen by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

Once I was done with the quote, I picked a rose gold colored foil sheet from the Foil Quill Flamingo assorted pack and, using the same cut file, I added more shiny dots around the words.

"Welcome Fall" sign featuring Foil Quill Freestyle Pen by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I finished my project with lots of flowers from the Pink Paislee Auburn Lane collection and pom pom ribbon along the top and bottom edges of the paper.

I hope this has given you some more ideas on how to use the amazing Foil Quill Freestyle Pens. Thank you for stopping by.

Enza

Supplies:

Foil Quill Freestyle Bold Tip Pen

Foil Quill Flamingo Foil Sheets

Foil Quill 12×12 Gold Foil Sheets

Pink Paislee Auburn Lane

 

Fall Cider Bar with the Foil Quill Freestyle Pens

Hey guys, Aly Dosdall here. Fall is on the way, and before you know it, it will be sweater weather! One of my favorite fall traditions is apple cider. I have a hot cup almost every night during the cold weather (sugar free, of course). I’m so inpsired by my love for cider, that I decided to create this fun idea for a fall get-together–an apple cider bar!

Apple Cider Bar with the We R Memory Keepers Foil Quil Freestyle Pens and the DCWV Inc Cider Woods paper stack. Supplies for this project are available at Joann Stores.

Throw this together after an evening at the corn maze or pumpkin patch, and enjoy some yummy warm drinks and fall snacks! This project features the Foil Quill Freestyle Pens, and I love the sparkle the foil adds to this pretty fall scene.

Apple Cider Bar with the We R Memory Keepers Foil Quil Freestyle Pens and the DCWV Inc Cider Woods paper stack. Supplies for this project are available at Joann Stores.

For the fall leaf backdrop, I cut out some leaf shapes with my Silhouette Cameo 3. I used some shapes from the Foil Quill USB Drives, and others from my personal library of SVG files.

Apple Cider Bar with the We R Memory Keepers Foil Quil Freestyle Pens and the DCWV Inc Cider Woods paper stack. Supplies for this project are available at Joann Stores.

The focal piece of this party decor is the banner, which I created with the Banner Punch Board, some black smooth cardstock, the Alphabet Punch Board and papers from the DCWV Inc Cider Woods stack, available at Joann Stores. To add foil to the banner, I used a metal magnetic ruler, magnetic mat, and the Calligraphy Tip Freestyle Pen to get the wide lines.

Apple Cider Bar with the We R Memory Keepers Foil Quil Freestyle Pens and the DCWV Inc Cider Woods paper stack. Supplies for this project are available at Joann Stores.

I also made some bottle tags for the apple cider! I love the copper foil with the cider–it looks so warm and inviting.

Apple Cider Bar with the We R Memory Keepers Foil Quil Freestyle Pens and the DCWV Inc Cider Woods paper stack. Supplies for this project are available at Joann Stores.Apple Cider Bar with the We R Memory Keepers Foil Quil Freestyle Pens and the DCWV Inc Cider Woods paper stack. Supplies for this project are available at Joann Stores.

I handwrote these tags, and then punched them out with the bracket Clear Cut Punch. If you have great handwriting, it looks pretty cool, but even if you don’t love your handwriting, it’s a wonderful way to add a personal touch to your projects–your own writing in foil! So cool!

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Here’s how I made the bottle tags–super easy! I cut 3×7 inch blocks of patterned paper, rounded the corners with the 3 Way Corner Rounder, scored them in half, and then punched a 2 inch hole in the center of one half. (You can save the leftover 2 inch circles for another project.)

Apple Cider Bar with the We R Memory Keepers Foil Quil Freestyle Pens and the DCWV Inc Cider Woods paper stack. Supplies for this project are available at Joann Stores.

To make the cinnamon streusel muffin topper I used one of the Heatwave Stencils, and punched the letters out with the Tag Clear Cut Punch.

Apple Cider Bar with the We R Memory Keepers Foil Quil Freestyle Pens and the DCWV Inc Cider Woods paper stack. Supplies for this project are available at Joann Stores.

Again, I used the Calligraphy Tip Pen to fill in the letters from my Heatwave Stencil. This would also make a great cake or cupcake topper!

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Then I made some embellishments for the cups holding the cider mix-ins: one cup of caramels (drop them in and let them melt, then stir) and one cup of cinnamon sticks (place them in and stir, then let them sit).

Apple Cider Bar with the We R Memory Keepers Foil Quil Freestyle Pens and the DCWV Inc Cider Woods paper stack. Supplies for this project are available at Joann Stores.Apple Cider Bar with the We R Memory Keepers Foil Quil Freestyle Pens and the DCWV Inc Cider Woods paper stack. Supplies for this project are available at Joann Stores.

The technique for making these is one of my favorites to use with the Freestyle Pens! I printed the fall images on thin copy paper and then placed the printed images over the foil, which was over my cardstock. The foil transfers beautifully even with the copy paper on top. You can also use vellum or tracing paper. Then I punched out the foiled designs.

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The images I used are PNG files from the Holiday Foil Quill USB Drive. Each USB drive has both SVG and PNG files, and you can open the PNG files in a word document and print them for tracing!

I love how the Freestyle Pens add such a special touch to my fall project. I can’t wait to use them for holiday projects too!

Apple Cider Bar with the We R Memory Keepers Foil Quil Freestyle Pens and the DCWV Inc Cider Woods paper stack. Supplies for this project are available at Joann Stores.

Thanks for stopping by, and happy fall crafting!

Supplies:

Foil Quill Freestyle Pens
Foil Quill Holiday USB Drive
Banner Punch Board
Alphabet Punch Board
Clear Cut Punches
Mini Magnetic Cutting Mat and Ruler
Trim and Score Board
3 Way Corner Rounder
DIY Party Board
Heatwave Stencils

Foil Quill Freestyle Pens: Project Roundup

Happy Friday We R fans! To get your weekend off to a great start we’ve got a roundup of project ideas featuring the new Foil Quill Freestyle Pens, so sit back, relax, and enjoy the eye candy!

Foiled Travel Globe

Keep track of the places you’ve visited on a mini globe with the Freestyle Pens! You can foil stars, circles, dates, or anything else you’d like. Try and fit that project in your electronic cutting machine!

Travel Globe featuring the Freestyle Pens by We R Memory Keepers

Foiled Journal Cover

Add beautiful foil designs to the cover of your journal or diary with the Freestyle Pens! You’ll have a keepsake like no other, or give one away as a unique and personalized gift.

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Foil on your Photos

Add foiled details, like dates, names or places, to your framed photos with the Freestyle Pens! Your precious memories will definitely shine.

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DIY Foiled Paper

Make your own foiled paper with the Freestyle Pens and a sheet of plain cardstock! We love the swiss polka dot in foil on this sweet card.

DIY Foiled Paper featuring the Freestyle Pens by We R Memory Keepers

Personalized Foil Gift Wrap

Foil on the ribbon and packaging for your next gift with the Freestyle Pens! Can you imagine giving a gift with the recipients name of the ribbon in FOIL?!? So cool!

Personalized Foil Gift Wrap with the Freestyle Pens by We R Memory Keepers

Thanks so much for stopping by! We hope these projects have inspired you to create something amazing with the new Foil Quill Freestyle Pens! Have a great weekend.

Travel Journal with the Freestyle Pens

The Foil Quill Freestyle Pens are my new favorite of all tools! I immediately fell in love with them. Without much preparation or equipment you can start right away. And it’s so easy. I will certainly use the pens often.

Travel Journal with the Freestyle Pens by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

I used the All-In-One Kit for my project. The pens have different sizes (Fine Tip, Standard Tip and Bold Tip). So I tried them first. I could see exactly how each pen writes and what the result looks like.

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For my Travel Journal I wanted to design the background with leaves. For this I cut out sheets of paper in different shapes (paper is from the Horizon collection of Pink Paislee).

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Before I started with the pen, I used wash tape on the cardstock (underside) and taped it on the mat so it doesn’t slip. Now stick the foil over the cardstock. I was careful so that the Washi Tape is not stuck on the Cardstock. This makes it easier to remove.

Now plug in the Freestyle Pen and heat it up. Meanwhile I stamped my cut out leaves on the foil. So I already have the shapes to trace them with the pen. Here I used the pen with the standard tip.

Travel Journal with the Freestyle Pens by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

After I foiled the first two leaves, I added leaves to my cardstock in other places. Until the background was filled with golden leaves.

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At the end a few cut out leaves were glued on and the page was finished. Since this side of the spread is very colorful, I kept the other side with the photo rather simple.

Travel Journal with the Freestyle Pens by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

I hope you like my project and I have already planned more pages with the Foil Quill Freestyle Pen in my album. Thanks a lot for stopping by!

Steffi

Supplies:

Foil Quill Freestyle Pens
Foil Quill Placement Tape
Ink
Pink Paislee Horizon Patterned Paper

 

 

 

 

New Release: Foil Quill Freestyle Pen

We’ve been sitting on some very exciting news for quite a while and we just can’t keep it a secret any longer. We’re so excited to share our latest new release with you–the Foil Quill Freestyle Pen!

Introducing the Foil Quill Freestyle Pens by We R Memory Keepers! Easily add beautiful hand drawn foil accents to any project! There's no need for a cutting machine with this amazing new release, and you can foil on items that won't fit into an electronic cutting machine. Freestyle Pens make their debut on HSN on Tuesday, August 13 and then starts shipping to all retailers on August 23.

Foil Quill projects know no bounds now with Freestyle Pens and accessories. Freestyle Pens let your creativity flow as your create freestyle foil designs on any project, including ones that don’t fit into your electronic cutting machine!

We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill Freestyle Pen allows you do add beautiful foil accents to any project!

We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill Freestyle Pen allows you do add beautiful foil accents to any project!

Pens come in four tip styles–fine, standard, bold, and calligraphy–and feature slim handles, heat-resistant grips, and convenient USB plug for on-the-go crafting.

Introducing the Foil Quill Freestyle Pens by We R Memory Keepers! Easily add beautiful hand drawn foil accents to any project! There's no need for a cutting machine with this amazing new release, and you can foil on items that won't fit into an electronic cutting machine. Freestyle Pens make their debut on HSN on Tuesday, August 13 and then starts shipping to all retailers on August 23.

Pair Freestyle Pens with other Foil Quill accessories like the Magnetic Mat to take your projects above and beyond. Choose from a wide variety of foil sheets in an assortment of brilliant colors and sizes to add your unique designs to journals, scrapbooks, cards, gifts, and so much more.

We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill Freestyle Pen allows you do add beautiful foil accents to any project!We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill Freestyle Pen allows you do add beautiful foil accents to any project!

The Foil Quill Freestyle Pens will be available exclusively on HSN on August 13, 2019 for their 24 Hour Craft Day. It will then start shipping to other retailers on August 23, 2019.