Our Favorite Colors: Mixed Media Scrapbook Page

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with the new Precision Press Advanced. I bet you were expecting a stamped card from me, weren’t you? Surprise! It’s a layout! But guess what? I did stamp on it and had a blast! The We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced has some fantastic features that are going to make stamping on any project easy!

Mixed Media Scrapbook Page with the Precision Press Advanced by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory KeepersMixed Media Scrapbook Page with the Precision Press Advanced by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Stamps and paints from Vicki Boutin in some of  my favorite colors were going to make a great layout, especially when paired with some great tools!

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced and Vicki Boutin Mixed Media Products from American Crafts

After painting lines on my mixed media paper, I placed it inside the Precision Press Advanced. The Press comes with two very strong magnets, which was great for holding my paper flat. I placed my stamp onto my project, exactly where I wanted it to be located. I placed clear, plastic grid piece of the Press on top, using the pegs as a guide. When I gently pushed down, the stamp clung to the plastic.

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced and Vicki Boutin Mixed Media Products from American Crafts

The stamp was covered in paint, using a foam brush. Then I placed the clear, plastic grid piece back on top. The image will stamp perfectly in place, because the peg guides line everything up. The absolute best part about this is, if I did not get enough paint (or ink if you were regularly stamping), I can add more and it will stamp precisely a second time. No missing. No double lines! Yay!

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced and Vicki Boutin Mixed Media Products from American Crafts

The clear, plastic grid piece of the Press can also be used individually. Making it a fantastic tool for scrapbookers! I wanted to stamp a small feather on the layout, including layer it over an edge of paper. I placed my stamp on the clear, plastic grid piece, added paint, and then stamped wherever I desired. The clear, plastic grid piece has these lovely foam feet that help make a solid impression.

We R Memory Keepers Word Punch Board

For some finishing touches, I grabbed a few more of my favorite We R Memory Keepers tools. Especially this brand-new tool, the Word Punch Board.

We R Memory Keepers Word Punch Board

After painting a piece of mixed media paper, I lined up and punched the words out for my title. Such a great look!

We R Memory Keepers Stylus Tool

I love the look of splatter on projects, but honestly, it completely freaks me out to create. I am always afraid I will ruin my project. I solved my fear with one of the We R Memory Keepers Embossing Stylus Tools. Simply dip the end in paint and apply to you project. Apply it to your project more than once before adding more paint and you can get various sized dots. Controlled and exactly where you want them.

Mixed Media Scrapbook Page with the Precision Press Advanced by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

What is your favorite feature of the We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced?

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

American Crafts-Vicki Boutin:

Make Tabs with the Word Punch Board

Hello and Happy Friday friends! It’s Aly Dosdall here again. My daughter recently graduated from high school and was blessed to receive some generous cash gifts from friends and family. When it came time for her to write thank you notes she knew exactly where to go in my craft room!

Create custom tabs to keep organized with the Word Punch Board. Aly Dosdall shares how.

I recently organized all my handmade cards and stored them in the Card and Craft Organizer by theme so I could easily grab one when I needed it. My daughter easily found some thank you cards to send to her generous donors.

Word Punch Board Tabs by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers.

I organize my cards in a way that works for me based on the type of cards I give away most often. The Word Punch Board made it easy to customize my tabs to fit my needs. My cards for celebrations (birthdays, showers, weddings, graduation) are behind the “YAY” tab; all occasion cards (friendship, hello, thinking of you, etc) are behind the “HELLO” tab; the “CMAS” tab is for Christmas and Holiday cards; “FOR YOU” is gift tags, gift cards, and sympathy; thank you cards are behind “THANKS”; and the “SEASON” tab is for all other holiday and seasonal cards (Easter, Halloween, fall spring, etc).

Make custom tabs with the Word Punch Board and Tab Punch Board

I started by centering the letters in my punch guide. Then I trimmed my gold foil paper to 4 1/2 inches wide and punched my word. (Be sure to save the leftover letters for another project!) After punching the word I used the Tab Punch Board to punch the edges and then trimmed the tab to 7/8 inch tall.

Word Punch Board Tabs by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers.

I backed each tab with a strip of plain white cardstock and then adhered the tabs to the dividers in the bin. This is a great way to use up paper scraps!

Word Punch Board Tabs by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers.

The Word Punch Board is a great way to customize tabs for just about anything you want to organize. You can use the letters that you punch out, as well as the paper you punch them from. Get the look you want with your choice of paper and colors.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend friends!

Supplies:

Word Punch Board
Tab Punch Board
Card and Craft Organizer
Trim and Score Board
Crafter’s Precision Scissors

DIY Washi Tape Jewelry Box

Hello WeR fans! Thanks for joining me again today. Chantalle with you to share a little jewellery box I have created with the help of some of the many, many rolls of washi tape I have in my stash.

There are so many gorgeous styles and colours out there – the perfect, useful eye candy, lol.

DIY Washi Tape Jewelry Box by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The base and lid have been constructed out of strips of tape that have been rolled around each other.

DIY Washi Tape Jewelry Box by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

This type of box is completely customizable, as you can choose the colours, size and variations of tape you would like to suit your needs!

DIY Washi Tape Jewelry Box by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

To start, I selected the tape colours and patterns I was going to use. This type of technique reminds me of the bold and varied prints from South Africa, where I am originally from. I really miss seeing those beautiful colours around me!

I found that using a ‘standard’ ½ inch size tape width worked better, as the heights of the little rolls were more consistent. I folded the tape in half so the colour was on both sides and then rolled the tape up. I systematically rolled another strip and another strip around each other so the roll got bigger and more colourful.  To keep each strip of tape in place before I started a new strip, I applied a teeny strip of tape so hold the end down. Likewise, when starting a new colour, I added a teeny strip of tape, which held the beginning down, so I could continue to roll as the washi is quite a slippery surface.

* You can use some adhesive between layers so they stick together nicely, but I just applied a clear glue over the whole roll, letting it seep in between the layers, when I was happy with the size of the roll.

DIY Washi Tape Jewelry Box by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory KeepersNow that my base was complete, I built up the sides with a strip of Bazzill cardstock in a powder blue. I used my Trim & Score Board to cut a strip of about 1.5 inches high and rolled it around my base tape roll. I kept it place with some strong double-sided tape.

For the outer wall embellishment, I again rolled washi tape in half, but then cut this in half again so make very thin little strips. My Detail Scissors made this a ‘snip’, hehe.

I added my think washi strips to the cardstock, working my way up the height of the sides, but leaving a little area uncovered. This is where my lid would fit over.

To create the lid, I repeated the steps from before, this time making the washi tape roll slightly larger and the side cardstock area only about half an inch high. I covered the lid with more thin strips of washi.

DIY Washi Tape Jewelry Box by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I love how much detail there is to take in on the box. So many layers and colours. It isn’t a super quick project, but it’s definitely worth the effort I think!

DIY Washi Tape Jewelry Box by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

This little box can hold a number of rings, necklaces and earrings – Great for the dressing table, or even a little coin box for the car. It would make a fabulous container for little teeth waiting for the Tooth Fairy too!

DIY Washi Tape Jewelry Box by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Until next time, thanks so much for joining me!

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

Trim & Score Board

Detail Scissors

Bazzill cardstock

WRMK Chomper Washi

Jane Davenport Washi Tape

Amy Tangerine Washi Tape

Heidi Swapp Washi Tape

Beach Themed Mini Album

Hello everyone!  It’s Eva on the blog today sharing an easy Summer Mini Album made with some of my favorite We R tools.

Beach Themed Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

This mini album is small but you can fit many pictures because it has pockets on all the pages. I used the “My Bright Life” collection from Pebbles Inc that it is perfect for everyday pages and mini albums.

Beach Themed Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To make the spine of your mini album use your Trim and Score Board to score a 4 inch tool paper every ½ inch, ½ inch and 1/8 of an inch. Repeat these 3 scoring guides for every page of the album .

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Place glue on the ½ inch strips and attach all of them.  You will attach your pages to these ½ inch papers.

DIY Mini Album featuring the Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

To create your pocket pages trim your papers at 8 3/8 inch and score at 4 and 8 inch.

DIY Mini Album featuring the Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

Glue your pages to your spine leaving the right side open.

DIY Mini Album featuring the Trim and Score Board by We R Memory KeepersDIY Mini Album featuring the Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

Inside every pocket page your can include a journaling spot or a picture. To hold them a nice idea is to place tabs. I made mine with the Tab Punch Board and I bent the paper first to have a double tab.

Tab Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Tab Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Create the covers the same way you made your inside pages but make them a bit wider to cover all the inside tabs.

If your want to include a ribbon to close your album attach it inside the cover pages!

Beach Themed Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

 

I tried my best to embellish tone on tone on all the pages using the My Bright Life die cuts and stickers.

Beach Themed Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory KeepersBeach Themed Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory KeepersBeach Themed Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Inside the pocket pages I placed journaling spots. To create the lines and make sure my ruler wouldn’t move I used my magnetic mat and ruler, I love the versatility of this tool! Use it to make straight lines, to cut with your craft knife of to trim the pages of your mini book!

Beach Themed Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory KeepersBeach Themed Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have you made a Pocket Mini Album before? Mine is the perfect size and I love that I can include as many photos as I want! All I need is to make the spine a bit larger!

Beach Themed Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for joining me and have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Magnetic mat And Ruler
Trim And Score Board
Detail Scissors
Tab Punch Board
My Bright Life collection by Pebbles Inc

Document Your Travels with a Pocket Page

Hi We R Memory Keepers fans! Soraya here to share a pocket page inspiration today using some fun tools like the Confetti Punch, the new USB Power Heat Tool and the Alphabet Punch Board. I will also play with the cute paper pad “No Prob Llama”.

Travel Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersTravel Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

To make the title card, I used the Airbrush with a pink marker and a banner for a soft messy background. Then I created the letter E with the Alphabet Punch Board and decorated all around, using the E as the first letter of our destination: Eze Village.

Marker Airbrush by We R Memory KeepersMarker Airbrush by We R Memory KeepersAlphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers3 Way Corner Punch We R Memory KeepersTravel Pocket Page by Soraya Maes by We R Memory Keepers

The paper pad is so cute that I couldn’t help myself cutting out the designs. This is what I did with this set of cactus plants with my Detail Scissors. Then I placed it on another patterned paper, I love how it turned, it looks like a whole new card!

Detail Scissors by We R Memory Keepers + DCWV No Prob Llama Paper Pad3 Way Corner Punch by We R Memory Keepers

Let’s make a shaker pocket with a piece of vellum that I used as a journaling card. I chose vellum since it’s easy and fun to see through with all the confetti! The Typecast machine ads more authenticity to the pocket. I made all the fun confetti with the Confetti Punch, you should definitely try this one! The new USB Power Tool is awesome, I closed the pocket with it making a double line. Love the stitching effect !

We R Memory Keepers Typecast TypewriterWe R Memory Keepers Confetti PunchTravel Pocket Page by Soraya Maes by We R Memory Keepers featuring the USB Heat Tools with the Fuse Tip

And voilà! The pocket page is done! It’s such a fun way to document my family travels and week-ends!

Travel Pocket Page by Soraya Maes by We R Memory Keepers

Travel Pocket Page by Soraya Maes by We R Memory KeepersTravel Pocket Page by Soraya Maes by We R Memory KeepersTravel Pocket Page by Soraya Maes by We R Memory Keepers

Hope you had fun joining me today! Happy creating everyone and until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Typecast machine

USB Power Tool Mini Glue Gun

USB Power Tool – Heat Tool

Detail Scissors

Alphabet Punch Board

Confetti Punch

Fuse mat and rule

We R Washi Tapes

Fuseable Fringe Strip

Trim & Score Board

3 Way Corner Punch

Papers from DCWV

 

Waterproof Passport Pouch

Hello WeR fans, it’s Chantalle back with you today. As I watch all the Summer fun happening around the world, I’m taken back to lazy long days spent on the beach and can’t wait to feel the sun on my face again soon. Mind you, Winter life in Queensland is far from cruel, so I really can’t complain!

Today I’d like to share a little idea with you that could protect your precious travel documents from the elements when out and about on holiday!

Waterproof Passport Pouch by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Being able to take a few important bits with you when you’re away from your hotel room is a bonus. I wanted to create more than just a passport cover, so I made up a little pouch, which can be worn under clothing. This pouch is also roomy enough to hold a mini journal (one of my essentials these days) and a pen. You can of course, create whatever size sleeve you would like. It was quick and easy and thanks to some clever WRMK tools, a snip to put together.

Waterproof Passport Pouch by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I started off by measuring a passport. This clever metal ruler is from a new Ultimate Essentials Tool Kit, which contains a selection of MUST HAVE tools and is just awesome. This ruler is backed with cork so there’s no drag on your projects and has both metric and imperial units. I find this feature especially useful for crafting, as I often have to convert from millimeters to inches.

We R Memory Keeper Ultimate Tool Kit

To create the pouch, I used a sheet of beautiful ‘Pearl’ Mylar from Bazzill. It has an acetate feel, which was necessary for my water resistant requirements but has the most stunning pearlescent finish which is bang on trend right now.

I trimmed a 12×12 sheet down to 9 inches wide and 10 inches high. Using my Score Board, I folded it in half across, so I now had a sleeve of about 4.5 inches wide. (I chose to keep the folded side so it would be watertight on that edge.)

I then opened the sleeve up and placed the documents inside the sleeve to see how far up I wanted to the pocket to be. This can be done by eye and I then trimmed off a section just above where the documents ended, but only outside in, to the fold line.

This left me with a fold down flap. I used a 1 inch circle punch to pop a thumb bit into the top edge of the pocket, which will make removing my items easier. I was pleasantly surprised to see the Mylar was punchable!

Next, I used my sewing machine to close the pouch on three sides.

I then used my WRMK Crop A Dile Corner Chomper  to round the edges of the bottom part of the flap for a nicer finish.

To keep the pouch closed, I used some Hook & Loop dots.

Waterproof Passport Pouch by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Here you can see how the pouch opens and closes.

Waterproof Passport Pouch by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

To hide the Velcro dot, I added a little camera sticker from a sheet of Pink Paislee Summer Lights Stickers.

These stickers were perfect to embellish the pouch as they coordinated with the Mylar so well. I love the pastel neon vibes!

Waterproof Passport Pouch by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

So that I can make notes on holiday, I’ve added a little travel journal to the mix. I’ve mentioned these journals in a previous post and I can’t tell you how handy they are. I have so many in different corners in my home and handbag. They are the perfect pocket size, are awesome for jotting down shopping lists, thoughts, crafting materials used… anything really! My friend first made one up for me and I’ve really been hooked on them ever since.

 Waterproof Passport Pouch by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

To create your own pocket journal, simply trim a piece of paper (I’ve used a sheet of tropical Amy Tan’s On A Whim in ‘Paradise’ for mine) to about 7 inches across x 5 inches high. This job is made super easy with the use of my new Trim & Score Board, which makes very easy as it’s two tools in one! I folded my paper in half, again rounded the edges with my and then trimmed up some dotted note paper which I simply stapled inside. You could add sheets of patterned paper in there or vellum. Seriously, you have to cook a few of of these up for yourself!

DIY Travel Journal by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I’ve used the same Pink Paislee stickers on the outside as well as on a few of the pages inside so they coordinate with the travel pouch.

I’ve also used a few Jane Davenport Rub Ons on the cover. I love that these are slightly translucent. You can layer a few which looks so good. (I unashamedly hoard these rub ons, lol. They are just so awesome!)

DIY Travel Journal by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

To keep the pouch around my neck, I’ve strung some metallic thread under the flap and tied it at the top. To secure it within the pouch, I’ve just run a little stitch on each side, where the thread meets the edge of the closing flap.

DIY Travel Journal by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I hope give this idea a go and if you do, be sure to tag WRMK in your feed so we can  see how you are using your favourite tools to create your own magc!

Waterproof Passport Pouch by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Waterproof Passport Pouch by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Until next time, thanks so much for joining me!

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

WRMK Crop A Dile Corner Chomper

Trim & Score Board

Crafters Essentials Ultimate Tool Kit

Embossing Stylus

Jane Davenport Rub Ons

Bazzill Mylar 12×12 in ‘Pearl’

Amy Tan On a Whim ‘Paradise’ 12×12

Pink Paislee Summer Lights Stickers

Travel Themed Card

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Supplies:

Frame Punch Board

3 Way Corner Punch

Spring Scissors

Laser Square

Crate Paper Here & There collection

Tab Punch Board Mini Album

Hey there We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here, to share a mini album that I created with the Tab Punch Board and a few other We R Memory Keepers tools. I LOVE making mini albums, especially mini albums from scratch. There are a few tools that are a must have for creating mini albums. I have to have the trim and score board, the planner punch board, the Stitch Happy sewing machine, and the tab punch board. Who doesn’t love cute tabs in their mini albums?

Tab Punch Board mini album _Currently by Becki Adams_MAIN PHOTO

 

This is a smaller mini album with only 5 pages (including the covers). The album is titled “currently…” it’s an album showcasing each person in our family and their current interests. I created one page for each of our kids and then my husband and I share the last page. I started by cutting all of the pages from patterned paper to 6 inches wide and seven inches tall. When I had all the pages of the album cut I punched holes in each page. The planner punch board is awesome for punching holes into pages for mini albums because I can adjust the punch board and punch all of the pages and they’ll all be exactly the same.

Planner Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Because I wanted the tabs on the pages to be double sided and have a different pattern than the actual pages, I cut a two-inch strip of patterned paper and folded it in half before using the tab punch board. This punch board is so versatile. I love that I can create small, medium, or large tabs with the same tool! After I made the tabs, I stitched them on the edge of the pages. By stitching them in place, you’re guaranteed that the tabs will stay in place!

Tab Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

After the tabs were stitched in place, I typed each family members name with my typecast typewriter on white cardstock. Then, I cut the names into small strips and adhered them to the corresponding tabs.

Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Here’s what the inside of the album looks like. I love the tabs, the stitching, and of course, the typed journaling.

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Do you create mini albums? If you do, what are your must have tools to create the perfect album? I’d love to hear about your creative process? Do we share the love for the same tools?

Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers Blog. I’ll see you again soon!

 

Supplies:

Spring Scissors

Reinforce Hole Punch

Stitch Happy Sewing Machine

Tab Punch Board

Typecast Typewriter

Planner Punch Board

 

How to Create a Summer Themed Planner Spread

Hi We R fans! Soraya here for another summer project: let’s put some sunshine and colors in our planners with this new spread I made with some of my favorite tools!

How to Create a Summer Planner Spread by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Do you like sprinkles? Well, if so you will love this amazing punch that allows you to create multiple sprinkles to decorate everywhere! I decided to go with a pocket sleeve that is already in my Memory Planner and fill the 3 pockets with miscellaneous colors from cardstock leftovers.

Sprinkle Punch by We R Memory Keepers

 

How to Create a Summer Planner Spread by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

I’ve also decorated it with words from a 12×12 paper that I cut with my detail scissors. Then I  stuck them with my glue gun.

Detail Scissors by We R Memory KeepersHow to Create a Summer Planner Spread by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers featuring the USB Mini Glue Gun

 

I wanted something white and fresh to contrast with the summery colors so I went with white gesso and stuck a beautiful set of leaves directly on it.

How to Create a Summer Planner Spread by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

 

Detail Scissors by We R Memory Keepers

How to Create a Summer Planner Spread by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

To make it more vibrant and fun I used my Confetti Punch and added lots of confetti around the leaves.

Confetti Punch by We R Memory Keepers

 

How to Create a Summer Planner Spread by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

How to Create a Summer Planner Spread by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

I’ve also added more gesso to the page on the right and some fun squares (2x2inches) with my Square Punch Board! Love this tool so much!

How to Create a Summer Planner Spread by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Square Punchj Board by We R Memory Keepers

Square Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

For more mixed media vibes here I made different circles using my Square Guide and a with a thin black pen. I wrote the words “play”, “this is summer” and “enjoy” to complete the circles and a few stickers for fun!

We R Memory Keepers Square Guide

 

 

How to Create a Summer Planner Spread by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

How to Create a Summer Planner Spread by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

How to Create a Summer Planner Spread by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

And voilà! My planner is all dressed up for summer!

How to Create a Summer Planner Spread by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

How to Create a Summer Planner Spread by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

How to Create a Summer Planner Spread by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

How to Create a Summer Planner Spread by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

How to Create a Summer Planner Spread by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

I hope you had fun joining me. Have a lovely summer everyone and until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Square Punch Board

Square Guide

Confetti Punch

Sprinkles Punch

Memory Planner

Detail Scissors

Papers are from DCWV and Maggie Holmes

Alpha Thickers

We R Washi Tapes

USB Power Tool Mini Glue Gun

Handmade Gift Ideas with the Precision Press Advanced

Hello WeR fans and welcome back to the blog today! It’s Chantalle with you, to share some ideas using the all-new Advanced Precision Press stamping platform. If you are a fan of stamping then let me tell you, this is a must-have tool. I’m not the world’s biggest stamper by any means, but I have quite a few because they look so darn cute. I spent a couple of nights playing with this platform, and by the end of them, I was absolutely hooked!

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

The Press can be used on it’s own, as a base for freehand stamping or pop on an extra press plate for layered stamping!

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons
This floral encouragement card was created using two techniques, which I will go into detail with you below.

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

First, I experimented with a watercolour technique. My watercolour paper was held in place with the magnets provided in the packaging. Unfortunately, during transit, mine broke so I found a great little tip online of holding the bits in place with some strong binding tape. (The tape actually also makes them easier to pick up off the paper so it’s worth a go if you struggle with that kind of thing.) Next, I arranged where I wanted the stamps to go, on my paper. I placed the acrylic plate over the top and picked up the stamps. I then coloured in areas of the stamp with some Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers. After that, they had a quick little spritz with some water and then I positioned the acrylic plate onto the pegs and pressed down to stamp.

The image revealed was very subtle, but that’s the beauty of a stamping platform – you can keep going back to an area until you have a perfect impression!

I built up layers of colour until I was happy with the result and then used my Detail Scissors to cut the flowers out.

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

The background of the card is this beautiful, moody Hawthorne paper by Heidi Swapp. I’ve positioned my same Vicki Boutin flower stamps over the paper and picked them up again with the acrylic plate. Now as you can see from the image, my stamps are hanging a bit off my paper. I wanted the flowers to bleed off the edge so I popped a piece of scrap paper underneath the patterned paper to catch any excess ink.

I used Versamark for my impression and then covered the area with white embossing powder which I heat set.

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

The contrast between the dark papers, white embossing and pops of bright watercolour turned out so nicely. I’ve used some gorgeous Coral Bazzill cardstock and paired it with another Vicki Boutin stamped sentiment as well as a Heidi Swapp Hawthorne die cut shape.

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

The next project I created is this mixed media piece of art. You might remember I created a similar piece a few months ago… My friend at work really loved it and it’s her birthday coming up, so I created this version for her. It was so much fun to create and I can’t wait to give it to her!

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons
As you can imagine, there are lots and lots of yummy details to take in on this piece. The focal point is that beautiful drawn lady which is from a Jane Davenport paper pad. I love the figures she draws. This young lady has been given a few slicks of watercolour paint and a bit of detail with some delicate Vicki Boutin Rub Ons.

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

My Precision Press Advanced came into play when trying to plan the layout of the image. Initally, I wanted to use a few Amy Tangerine die cut shapes, but there needed to be a large contrast between the sizes of things on the page. The background is brushed on watercolour and then I have placed some Vicki Boutin circular stamp shapes onto the paper. Because the side of the Press is open, you can use many size papers with it, which is great!

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

When I was happy with the stamping, I ran some gorgeous gold art screen ink over a woodgrain texture Heidi Swapp art screen.

Next came some texture paste and a bit more paint as well as lots of finer details like some circles cut with my fave Circle Clear Cut Punch out. These have also been given a bit of watercolour treatment. Other details are things like gold leave (all the heart eyes!!) as well as some rub ons.

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

I hope she likes it!

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

My final little gift idea is this mini travel notebook/journal. Now I’ve got to give credit to a friend of mine who has taken a bit of inspiration from us scrappers! He whipped up heaps of these little notebooks and gave them to all of us as work, which I thought was pretty awesome.

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

I’ve used the same principal of a simple folded 6×7 inch piece of paper (a sturdier one is best like good quality patterned paper or cardstock) then rounded the edges with my ever-faithful WRMK Crop A Dile Corner Chomper and decorated the cover using my Advanced Precision Press.

Folding the paper was so easy thanks to the adorable new Mini Score Board. It’s lightweight and perfect for smaller projects like this one and very compact so you can keep it close to hand in your craft space.

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

The starburst shape has been embossed with Zing Gold Glitter Embossing Powder.

This notebook has a simple staple finish holding the sheets of paper together. I’ve  used a marker and coloured mine black so they don’t stand out as much on the patterned paper.

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

I use this type of notebook for so many things like shopping lists, or quick ideas as well as keeping a note of what craft supplies I use on projects. So handy and super easy to put together!

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

Thanks again for stopping by. One could go even further by stamping on plain wrapping/brown paper to make custom designs and create matching envelopes for cards with the Envelope Punch Board then customize it with the Precision Press! Perhaps you might consider one of these ideas for your gift giving. Until next time, happy crafting!

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

Precision Press Advanced

WRMK Acrylic Blocks

Circle Clear Cut Punch

WRMK Crop A Dile Corner Chomper

WRMK 3 Way Corner Rounder

Mini Score Board

Embossing Stylus

Detail Scissors

Vicki Boutin Acrylic Paint

Vicki Boutin Stamp & Die Set (floral)

Vicki Boutin Stamp & Die Set (circles)

Vicki Boutin Rub Ons

Vicki Boutin Color Wheel ink pads

Heidi Swapp Art Screen

Heidi Swapp Art Screen Ink Gold

Heidi Swapp Gold Foil Flakes

Heidi Swapp Glue Pen

Heidi Swapp Hawthorne 12×12 Pad

Heidi Swapp Hawthorne Clear Stickers

Heidi Swapp Hawthorne Ephemera

Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers

Jane Davenport Rub Ons

Amy Tangerine Die Cut Shapes with foil

Crate Good Vibes Stamp Set

Crate Paper Good Vibes Serious Fun 12×12

AC Zing Gold Glitter Embossing Powder