DIY Framed Home Decor

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with a lovely photo frame perfect for this time of year! Believe it or not, but I made this project with a very small set of We R Memory Keepers tools. Which goes to show you just how powerful and helpful We R tools can be!

DIY Framed Home Decor with the Mini Precision Press and the Mini Evolution by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I have always loved the phrase; the best is yet to come. With all the alphabet stamps I seem to have accumulated over the years, I thought, why not mix and match the letters and make my own custom panel?

DIY Framed Home Decor with the Mini Precision Press and the Mini Evolution by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

See, I knew I could make it all the stamped letters line up perfectly with the We R Memory Keepers Mini Precision Press. Love the confidence you can have going in to a project with great tools!

DIY Framed Home Decor with the Mini Precision Press and the Mini Evolution by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To highlight the words “best” and “come,” I used block letter stamps. To line the spacing between the letters up precisely, I placed my letter stamps down on my panel of patterned paper and then picked the stamps up all at once by placing the We R Memory Keepers Mini Precision Press plate over the top. Each and every time I stamp the word now, everything will stay exactly where I want it! (Might be a good time to consider making a bunch of cards with this phrase, as long as I have the words lined up…)

DIY Framed Home Decor with the Mini Precision Press and the Mini Evolution by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

After placing my phrase inside a frame with a few layers of beautiful patterned papers, I knew the project needed some dimension. Looking around my desk, I noticed a simple set of circle dies sitting next to my We R Memory Keepers Mini Evolution. Let me share my fun party trick with you and show you how to create 3D flowers and leaves from a simple circle!

DIY Framed Home Decor with the Mini Precision Press and the Mini Evolution by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

After die cutting my circle, I cut into the circle in a spiral towards the center. You can round off the harsh corner with your scissors to make a smoother flower.

DIY Framed Home Decor with the Mini Precision Press and the Mini Evolution by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Begin rolling the paper from the outside towards the center. I find that to get a tighter roll, using the end of one of my stylus tools assists greatly.

DIY Framed Home Decor with the Mini Precision Press and the Mini Evolution by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Once the paper is rolled, allow the edges to be free to open into a flower shape. Apply a glue to the bottom of the flower and hold in place for a minute or two until the glue sets.

DIY Framed Home Decor with the Mini Precision Press and the Mini Evolution by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Second part of my trick? Use the same circle die to create leaves!

DIY Framed Home Decor with the Mini Precision Press and the Mini Evolution by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Cut a piece of patterned paper with the circle die. Mix up the sizes for fun variety in the leaves. Then place the die over half of the circle and pass it through your We R Memory Keepers Mini Evolution again.

Also, use a bit of tape to hold the die in place. Otherwise it may slip during cutting and turn out not the way you expected.

DIY Framed Home Decor with the Mini Precision Press and the Mini Evolution by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Voila! A leaf! Go ahead and bend the leaf in the center to add dimension. Or, add ink along the edges.

DIY Framed Home Decor with the Mini Precision Press and the Mini Evolution by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

What favorite quote would you create with your We R Memory Keepers Precision Press? And are you going to try out my party trick for flowers and leaves?

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

  • Precision Press
  • Mini Evolution
  • Trim & Score Board

DCWV:

  • Subtle & Sophisticated Premium Stack

 

 

Paper Flower Canvas with the Mini Evolution

Hey We R friends, Laura here today! Mother’s Day is right around the corner. I love to make something special when I can because I think handmade gifts are so special. Today, I am going to share with you how to create this Mother’s Day paper flower canvas. You can personalize it to your mom’s liking by choosing her favorite color flowers.

Paper Flower Canvas with the Mini Evolution by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

The Mini Evolution is the perfect little tool for creating small embellishments like paper flowers and leaves. I am using the Vicki Boutin stamps and die sets, but any flower and leaf die would work great for this project!

Use the Mini Evolution to cut out your flower die cuts. I used textured shimmer cardstock, but you can use any color you like. Since I was using 12 x 12-inch paper, I cut it down to 3” wide before beginning so it would fit in the Mini Evolution.

Paper Flower Canvas with the Mini Evolution by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I was able to get six flowers out of each strip – two large, two medium, and two smalls.

Next, I used the Mini Evolution to die cut some leaf shapes. I used the embossing folder that came with the Mini Evolution. To me it looked a little like the veins you find on leaves. I left the smallest leaves plain as I planned on stamping them.

Paper Flower Canvas with the Mini Evolution by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Use your stamp pad and stamp the smallest flowers and leaves using black ink.

Paper Flower Canvas with the Mini Evolution by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I know there are special tools for rolling the edges of paper flowers, but personally I like to simply use a small diameter smooth pencil to curl mine. I curled the edges on both the medium and large flower die cuts.

Paper Flower Canvas with the Mini Evolution by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I assembled the flowers by using adhesive and foam dots to create a three-layer flower.

Paper Flower Canvas with the Mini Evolution by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

To attach everything to the canvas I used sticky red tape. It is stronger than regular adhesive, so the flowers won’t fall off. You could also attach the flowers to the canvas using hot glue.

You could personalize this canvas even further to make it extra special for your mom. You can paint the background, add the word Mom with paper or iron-on, or add some gold glitter to the edges.

Paper Flower Canvas with the Mini Evolution by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Do you like to make handmade gifts for Mother’s Day?

Supplies

Mini Evolution

Cardstock

Stamp and Die Set

Black Ink

Acrylic Block

Red Tape

 

Foil Quill Photo Frame

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here to share a project with the absolutely incredible new We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill. Once again, We R Memory Keepers has hit it out of the park with this innovative tool! The Foil Quill turns your digital die cutting machine into a foiling machine. Yes! The beautiful look of a foil finish in minutes! It gets better. The Foil Quill is compatible with the leading digital die cutting machines on the market!

Foil Quill Photo Frame by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Wedding photos are some of our most-cherished pictures and they need to be showcased. I created this photo frame with black cardstock and the Foil Quill, along with Foil Quill Gold Foil. Simple products that have been transformed into something elegant and stunning. While I created this frame with our wedding photos, I will be making this project as a wedding gift for couples in the future.

Foil Quill Photo Frame by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Foil Quill Photo Frame by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To begin with, I used an SVG file from the Foil Quill Kelly Creates digital drive. There are several different thumb drives available for purchase from your favorite American Crafts designers. The drives are loaded with beautiful images, words, letters, and more! I chose this beautiful floral image and put the image into my digital die cutting machine’s software. After resizing the image and positioning it where I wanted it to be foiled on my cardstock, the design is ready to be sent to the machine.

Foil Quill Photo Frame by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To prepare my paper for foiling, I placed my cardstock on the standard mat for my digital die cutting machine. Then I put the foil over the cardstock, only in the places where I know the design will be foiled. The foil needs to be held in place. The Foil Quill comes with a roll of washi tape to help with that. I would recommend using the tape liberally, especially with more intricate designs such as this. The foil also needs to be secured with as few wrinkles as possible, again, the washi tape helps with that.

Foil Quill Photo Frame by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

The key to all this gorgeousness is the Foil Quill pen. Using your digital die cutting machine’s pen option, the Foil Quill becomes the magical tool you see creating gorgeous projects. The kit comes with 3 different sized pens. The medium nib (teal) will be the one you will use the most often. Within the kit are several adaptors, when added to the pens, adjusts to your specific digital die cutting machine’s dimensions. Amazing, right?

While you are preparing your image and paper, be sure to plug your Foil Quill pen tool into a USB port. The Foil Quill pens need to heat up before sketching on your cardstock. I found that 5-10 minutes of warm up time was adequate.

Once the Foil Quill is heated, the fun could start! I sent my file and watched the magic begin. With in a few minutes, I had a stunning foiled design on my cardstock. Look at the shine!

Foil Quill Photo Frame by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I also foiled a frame design from Paige Evans and cut it out. Inside that frame, I added our wedding photo. Twenty years ago, wow we were young. I cannot wait to put this on a wall in our house!

What wedding photo do you need to take out of an album and frame beautifully with the Foil Quill?

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

  • Foil Quill
  • Foil Quill Gold Foil
  • Foil Quill Digital Drive: Kelly Creates (flowers), Paige Evans (frame)
  • Trim & Score Board

Bazzill:

  • Black 12×12 cardstock

 

 

Foil Quill Tutorial Videos

Hello and Happy Friday friends! Today we’ve got some video tutorials to share with you featuring the award-winning new Foil Quill heat pen. We’re so glad you’re excited about this new release! The possibilities are endless with the Foil Quill and you don’t need to buy a new machine! You can use it with most major cutting machines on the market.

We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill

For more information about Foil Quill please visit www.foilquill.com, including the FAQ page which has extensive tips, tricks, and trouble shooting suggestions. Then click below to watch four Foil Quill project ideas and tutorials using paper, photos, vinyl and leather.

If you’ve got a Foil Quill we’d love to see your creations! Share them on Instagram and tag us (@wermemorykeepers) or share them on Facebook and tag us there too! Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Foil Quill Project Roundup

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

We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill project inspiration

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

Foiled Leather Earrings

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

We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill Project Inspiration

Foiled Handmade Cards

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

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Foil Quill Home Decor

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

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Wedding Decor with the Foil Quill

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

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

Big Happy Jig Hoop Wreath

Hi there We R friends! It’s Aly here on this lovely Monday morning sharing some Big Happy Jig inspiration with you. I’ve noticed a lot of large wire handlettering in home decor, wedding decor, and event decor on the interwebs lately, so when I saw the Big Happy Jig was coming soon I was so excited to DIY that cool look and incoporate it into my own home! Check out what I made with the new Big Happy Jig!

Big Happy Jig Hoop Wreath by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I’ve wanted to make a hoop wreath for a while now, and the large scale wire handlettering possible with the Big Happy Jig lends itself perfectly to this trend.

Big Happy Jig Hoop Wreath by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

The Big Happy Jig works just like the smaller size Happy Jig, only on a much larger scale. It comes with a booklet full of instructions and 20 templates for making fun shapes and words. It also has all the pegs you need, wire cutters and some wire to get you started. You can also use the 80+ free template available on our @werhappyjig Instagram account.

We R Memory Keepers Big Happy Jig

I love that for a teen or tween bedroom decor or party you can create your designs with battery powered Neon Wire too!

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I picked up the gold hoop wreath at my local craft store, hot glued some silk flowers and greenery to it, and then I left some extra wire at each end of my word so I could wrap it around the hoop to secure it. Place a little dot of hot glue under the wrapped wire on the back of the hoop to keep it from sliding around.

Big Happy Jig Hoop Wreath by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

This project is ideal for home decor, Valentine’s Day decor, wedding decor and more. I’m so excited about the possibilities with this awesome new tool!

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Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Supplies:

Big Happy Jig
USB Power Mini Glue Gun
Ribbon Cutter

5 Halloween Decor Ideas

Hello, and Happy Friday We R fans! We hope you’ve enjoyed all the Halloween project inspiration from our design team this week. We thought we’d finish Halloween Week off with a roundup of 5 Halloween Decor Ideas. So sit back and enjoy the eye candy.

Halloween Banner

Grab the Banner Punch Board, the Alphabet Punch Board, your favorite Halloween collection, and make this simple banner to celebrate Halloween! You can find more photos and details HERE.

Halloween Banner with the We R Memory Keepers Banner Punch Board

Halloween Witch Hats

These adorable paper witch hats are the perfect addition to your Halloween home decor. CLICK HERE to learn how to make them with the DIY Party Board.

We R Memory Keepers DIY Party Board Witch Hats

Halloween Ghosts

We love the eerie look of these easy hanging ghosts made with the DIY Party Globe Punch and some white cheese cloth. Grab the how-to on the blog HERE.

Halloween Hanging Ghosts made with the We R Memory Keepers DIY Party Globe Punch

DIY Halloween Photo Lights Strand

Print some Halloween images on our special Photo Lights Backlit Film, trim them and insert it into the frames in the Photo Lights Strand to make this spooky garland. CLICK HERE for more photos and details on this Halloween project.

DIY Halloween Photo Lights Strand from We R Memory Keepers

Halloween Paper Boxes with Bows

Make a set of these cute Halloween paper boxes and bows with the 123 Punch Board and some Halloween patterned paper. For full instructions, CLICK HERE.

Halloween Paper Boxes and Bows featuring the We R Memory Keepers DIY Party Board

Well, that’s all for today friends. We hope these ideas have inspired you to get your Halloween Craft on this weekend. Be sure to share your Halloween paper craft projects with us on our Facebook page HERE.

Autumn Hoop

Hello, all!  I’m Rebecca Luminarias and I’m so, so excited to be joining the WRMK design team!  I’m even more excited to share an autumn-inspired décor project with you that I created using some of the coolest WRMK tools!  I’ve been seeing these cute gold hoops embellished with florals and greenery all over Pinterest and Instagram, so I thought I’d put my own spin on one.

Autumn Hoop by Rebecca Luminaria for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Jumbo Pom Pom Maker

I picked up the hoop at a local craft store.  It’s 8,” which was the perfect size for using the WRMK Circle Spin & Trim.  I easily cut an 8” circle from Pebbles Spooky Boo buffalo check paper and adhered it to the back of the hoop with hot glue, being sure to string a length of copper glitter ribbon between the top of the hoop and the paper layer (this will allow me to hang it on the wall when it’s finished).

Autumn Hoop by Rebecca Luminaria for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Jumbo Pom Pom maker, Bow Loom, and Circle Spin & Trim

I decorated the paper backing with Spooky Boo Thickers and Amy Tangerine Shine On die cuts, as well as some peach crepe paper and lace.  I adhered the die cuts with American Crafts 3-D foam dots to give them dimension.

Autumn Hoop by Rebecca Luminaria for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Jumbo Pom Pom Maker

Autumn makes me think of things like warm, cozy textures and sweater weather, so I made 2 huge yarn pom poms with the Jumbo Pom Pom Maker in gray and mustard-yellow.  These pom poms are so big and fluffy, and the Jumbo Pom Pom Maker makes it easy to create them.

Autumn Hoop by Rebecca Luminaria for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Jumbo Pom Pom maker, Bow Loom, and Circle Spin & Trim

When I first started making pom poms, I used to wind the yarn around the palm of my hand.  The end result was uneven and unruly and took quite a bit of time to trim and finish.  I’m so glad this tool exists because I can’t imagine having to do that to create pom poms this big!  For what it’s worth, I tend to choose a thicker yarn when I make pom poms instead of a thinner one; it makes the finished product seem much fuller and sturdier.

Jumbo Pom Pom Maker by We R Memory Keepers

The final touch was the blue and copper bow that I made with the Bow Loom, which is awesome!  I love to decorate gift packaging and bows and gifts go hand-in-hand.  Even if I’m not wrapping a present, I find that a bow makes a great finisher to many projects—like my fall decorative hoop.

Autumn Hoop by Rebecca Luminaria for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Bow Loom

I made a 3” bow with ¾” blue grosgrain ribbon and a ¼” copper glitter accent trim.  Following the directions for a single wrap bow, I wrapped the blue ribbon around the tool as directed, then held it in place and repeated the steps with the copper ribbon.  I completed the final steps and ended up with the gorgeous bow you see on my hoop.

Autumn Hoop by Rebecca Luminaria for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Bow Loom

I love bows with different trims but have always found them very fussy to create—until now, thanks to the Bow Loom!  It has definitely upped my creative game.  I simply adhered the bow on the right side of my hoop with hot glue, and my project was complete.

Autumn Hoop by Rebecca Luminaria for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Jumbo Pom Pom Maker

This is the first piece of fall décor that I’ve put up this year, and it’s definitely put me in a cooler-weather, apple-picking, candle-burning kind of mood.  Thanks for hanging out and sharing my very first WRMK project with me today!

 

We R Memory Keepers Tool:

Circle Spin & Trim
Jumbo Pom Pom Maker
Bow Loom

 

DIY Dorm Room Decor

Hello friends, it’s Aly here with a project I created for my daughter who’s off to college next week. Attending BYU is a lifelong dream for this girl! I’m so proud of her and I wanted to celebrate her exciting achievement with some fun dorm decor that she can proudly hang in her new digs.

DIY Dorm Room Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Her new school colors are navy blue and tan. Since the walls in her dorm room are a light beige (pretty close to tan), I decided to stick with navy and another coordinating blue color. I started by punching out her school letters with the Alphabet Punch Board. To give them a bit more emphasis I punched out two sets of letters from some dotted swiss Bazzill cardstock, one in the cornflower color and one in the navy color. Then I adhered them so that the darker blue creates the look of a shadow.

DIY Dorm Room Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch holes in the tops of the letters for hanging.

We R Memory Keepers Alphabet Punch Board

Next, I made some pennants with my Banner Punch Board to give the garland that classic college feel.

We R Memory Keepers Banner Punch Board

I made some tassels with the new Tassel Loom and some yarn I picked up at my local craft store in my daughter’s school colors.

We R Memory Keepers Tassel Loom

Last, I made some extra large pom poms with the Jumbo Pom Pom Maker and strung them together to make a garland with a tassel at each end.

We R Memory Keepers Jumbo Pom Pom Maker

DIY Dorm Room Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I hung both the pom pom garland and the school letters garland up with some fairy lights to complete the look.

DIY Dorm Room Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I love how easy it was to create this fun decor with my stash of We R tools, and I can’t wait to help my daughter get settled in her new dorm room next week. (Though I may shed a few tears driving home). Have a great weekend, and happy crafting friends!

DIY Dorm Room Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Supplies:

Alphabet Punch Board
Banner Punch Board
Jumbo Pom Pom Maker
Tassel Loom
Crop-A-Dile

Our Favorite Colors: Home Office Decor

Hello and Happy Friday crafty friends! Aly Dosdall here with you again to share a project I made with my current favorite color scheme–Blush Pink, Mint, Teal, and Cornflower Blue.

Home Office Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I recently renovated my craft room and I’m really an aqua/teal kind of girl. My decor before the renovation was mint, teal, blue, aqua, green and brown. But I’m loving all the blush pink I’ve seen paired with those colors recently, so I’ve started following suit.

Home Office Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I started by grabbing papers in my favorite colors from the Crate Paper Oasis and Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams collections.

Home Office Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

First I made a “family” banner with my Mini Alphabet Punch Board.

 

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To speed things up I grabbed my Square Punch Board and punched out four 1 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch rectangles, and one 2 1/2 inch square (for the letter M). Then I used my Alphabet Punch Board app to create the letters for my banner.

 

Square Punch Board and Mini Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

I used washi tape to secure the yarn to the back of the letters. I chose a yarn color to match my color scheme, and then tied it to my folding ruler.

Mini Alphabet Punch Board Banner

Home Office Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I added a few embellishments, including a tropical leaf I made with the Happy Jig and some green wire.

 

Happy Jig tropical leaf embellishment by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Then I made some photo frames with my Frame Punch Board to display some of my favorite family photos. I added some more embellishments, including another Happy Jig tropical leaf.

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Happy Jig wire tropical leaf by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Once I finished decorating my folding ruler as the focal point on the wall above my desk, I surrounded it with wall decor in the same color scheme.

Home Office Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I love having my family photos on display over my work area, along with my favorite colors, patterns, and images. It inspires me as I work, and it makes me happy when I look at the wall. Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend!

Supplies:

Happy Jig
Mini Alphabet Punch Board
Frame Punch Board
Square Punch Board
Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams
Crate Paper Oasis