Patriotic Cupcake Toppers

Hello We R fans, and happy Friday! It’s Aly here again, and I’m glad you stopped by the blog today. Independence Day is a holiday with special memories and meaning for me, so I’m excited to share some Patriotic Cupcake Toppers inspired by my love for this favorite time of year.

Patriotic Cupcake Toppers by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Fireworks are a big part of the Fourth of July for me and my family, so I wanted to create the look of fireworks on my cupcake toppers. Marker Airbrush to the rescue!

Patriotic Cupcake Toppers by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Patriotic Cupcake Toppers by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I knew I wanted to use the Marker Airbrush for the background of my cupcake toppers, so I picked out some patriotic colored markers from my stash, and created the feel of fireworks on some scraps of smooth Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock.

Marker Airbrush by We R Memory Keepers

Deciding how to add text to each topper took a bit more thought. I knew it would be easy to add Thickers, or patriotic die cut phrases, but I really wanted to keep the airbrush look consistent throughout the project. Then it hit me that I could use my Word Punch Board (shipping to retailers July 2018) to create a custom template for the Marker Airbrush!

Word Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

I punched out the letters “USA”, taped the template over my background (along with a little extra scrap of paper to completely cover it), and then used the complementary color with the Marker Airbrush to add the letters for my toppers.

Marker Airbrush by We R Memory Keepers

Once I finished adding the letters to the backgrounds, I punched them out with the Clear Cut Heart Punch. It was the perfect solution to portray my love for my country AND to quickly and easily punch out the text.

Clear Cut Heart Punch by We R Memory Keepers

To finish off my cupcake toppers, I added a few clear adhesive backed rhinestones for some sparkle, and then taped them to some fancy red and blue large sandwich picks.

Patriotic Cupcake Toppers by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Don’t they look cool with these cupcakes with the red, white, and blue swirled frosting?

Patriotic Cupcake Toppers by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Patriotic Cupcake Toppers by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

This would be a great technique to include on a patriotic greeting card, place card, or gift tag since you can easily customize the text using the Word Punch Board and the Marker Airbrush!

Patriotic Cupcake Toppers by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for stopping by the blog friends! I hope you enjoy a fun, safe, and memorable Independence Day holiday this year. Happy crafting!

Supplies:

Word Punch Board
Maker Airbrush
Clear Cut Heart Punch
Bazzill Marshmallow smooth cardstock

Palm Beach Scrapbook Page

Hello We R Fans! Its summer and time to take those vacations to the beach. And then when it gets too hot outside, you can head into the air conditioning and work on making layouts. We R Memory Keepers has some great tools to add some beach-y finishing touches to your next layout.

Palm Beach Scrapbook Page by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

The DCWV Nautical paper pack was the perfect fit for my beach photos. The soft blues and tans, with a pop of red was the perfect color palette.

Palm Beach Scrapbook Page by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To make the papers pop and to add texture to my layout, I started by creating some waves using the We R Memory Keepers Tear Guides. The large wave guide was perfect. I placed the paper underneath the guide, applied water with the brush included in the set, and tore my paper easily. This paper pack is thinner in weight, so I found that I could tear it without the water. I love the bit of distressing the tearing adds. It’s like white caps on the waves.

Palm Beach Scrapbook Page by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

The layering of the papers also gave me a great place to tuck a photo and a decorative journaling card.

Palm Beach Scrapbook Page by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To add the effect of sand, I used the We R Memory Keepers Marker Airbrush. A brown marker, with the cap removed, was slid into the holder. The marker is secured in place with a small screw that you twist tight when the marker is in place. The end of the Airbrush is a bulb that is squeezed. When the bulb is released, air passes over the marker tip and leaves color behind on the paper. I found that a marker with a brush tip brought a nice amount of color. Not only did it add to the feel of sand being everywhere, but it also added more texture. A favorite element of mine to add to any paper crafting project.

Palm Beach Scrapbook Page by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To create the largest part of my layout, I used the We R Memory Keepers Mini Alphabet Punch Board. Perfect for making titles. To add more dimension to the letters, they were adhered down with foam squares.

Palm Beach Scrapbook Page by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Palm Beach Scrapbook Page by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

How do you like to add texture to your layouts?

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

DCWV:

Mixed Media Scrapbook Page with the Basic Tools

Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here. I’m excited about We R Memory Keepers new Basic Tool releases, so I paired two of my favorites for a layout – the Square Guide and the Marker Airbrush:

Mixed Media Scrapbook Page with the Basic Tools by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Inspired by the circle templates built into the square guide, I decided to create an airbrushed background for my layout.

Mixed Media Scrapbook Page with the Basic Tools by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Using four markers in different fall shades, I airbrushed directly into the circles in the Square Guide onto my cardstock.

Mixed Media Scrapbook Page with the Basic Tools by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

The Square Guide is easy to wipe clean, so I didn’t mind getting marker ink all over it. In fact, I used permanent markers for another project and was able to use a Mr. Clean eraser to easily get all the ink off the tool.

Mixed Media Scrapbook Page with the Basic Tools by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

As I started working on the rest of my page, my 3-year-old daughter – who had carefully watched the whole process thus far – borrowed the Marker Airbrush and made her own picture. It’s such an easy tool to use!

Mixed Media Scrapbook Page with the Basic Tools by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

I journaled with my Typecast, then embellished with fussy-cut leaves and flowers.

Mixed Media Scrapbook Page with the Basic Tools by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

I loved that I was able to create a quickie mixed-media layout with these basic tools, and I’m especially glad I was able to match the exact colors in my photos by using markers to airbrush instead of hunting down just the right patterned paper. If you’re looking for some easy to use, great basics to add to your crafting arsenal, I strongly encourage you to pick up the Square Guide and the Marker Airbrush!

Supplies Used:

Marker Airbrush

Square Guide

Typecast Typewriter

Scrapbook Page with the Marker Airbrush

Hello We R Memory Keepers fans! Soraya here to share with you a layout using one of the new releases: the Marker Air Brush! This tool is fantastic for adding colors in fun way. You can use any marker you want, and it also works with watercolor pens. This is what I did for my layout.  Your favorite embellishments can also become easy stencils with the Marker Airbrush!

Scrapbook Page with the Marker Airbrush by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

To make this layout I used the Frame Punch Board, the Marker AirBrush, watercolor pens and colorful papers from Maggie Holmes.

Scrapbook Page with the Marker Airbrush by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

First of all, I created five little frames using my Frame Punch Board. I love this tool so much ! You only have to cut squares and cards with the measurements you want and then punch them on this board to have a perfect border ! Those little frames will be perfect for showcasing the AirBrush elements.

Frame Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Frame Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Frame Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

 

Then I placed all the frames on a white background and aligned them in the right position. Once done, I selected several embellishments (wood veeners and diecuts) to fill the frames: they will become stencils for a day! I took off all of the frames so as not to spoil them during the process!

Scrapbook Page with the Marker Airbrush by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Scrapbook Page with the Marker Airbrush by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

 

Now using my Marker Airbrush, I added the colors directly on the diecuts! And the magic happened: when I took them off, there was a beautiful splash of colors with all the shapes in white!

Marker Airbrush by We R Memory Keepers

 

With a thin black pencil I traced all the edges of the shapes: it adds more contrast!

I replaced all the frames and started decorating all the parts of this layout with stickers, sequins and buttons. I also added more texture with some green twine for the ballons.

 

And here is the final layout! How cool is the Marker AirBrush? I can’t wait to use it on my next projects. I’m thinking about making lots of cards! What about you? What would you do first with it?

 

I hope you had fun joining me today, happy creating and until next time !

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Frame Punch Board
Marker AirBrush
Papers and embellishments from Maggie Holmes
Watercolor markers
Stitch Happy Green thread

 

 

 

 

New Releases: Basic Tools

Good Monday morning, We R fans! We’ve got some exciting news to get your week off to a great start. Announcing not one…not two…but FIVE new releases in our Basic Tools line!

Marker Airbrush

This amazing new release works with any size marker to create an airbrush look on cards, scrapbook pages, and more. This portable, handheld, must-have tool requires no batteries, so it’s perfect for on-the-go crafting.

Marker Airbrush by We R Memory Keepers

Marker Airbrush by We R Memory Keepers

Stapless Stapler

Easily fasten your papers without staples! This handy new tool is environmentally friendly, and fastens multiple sheets of paper on corners or sides. It’s great for kid’s projects, home, and office.

Stapless Stapler by We R Memory Keepers

Stapless Stapler by We R Memory Keepers

Layers Guides

Make perfectly even layers, mats, and borders with the new Layer Guides! They’re ideal for photos, cards, scrapbook pages and more. The catch-lip system requires no measuring, and the edges are metal-reinforced for accurate cutting.

Layer Guides by We R Memory Keepers

Layer Guides by We R Memory Keepers

Square Guide

Create perfect 90° corners with the new Square Guide! It has a metal reinforced edge and a catch-lip on the bottom and side for accurate cutting. Four circles are included for tracing, cutting, or journaling. The Square Guide accurately measures in 1/8″ increments.

Square Guide by We R Memory Keepers

Tear Guides

Create six different torn edges with the new Tear Guides! The transparent material includes 1/16 inch measuring increments, plus a water pen for tearing heavy papers.

Tear Guides by We R Memory Keepers

Tear Guides Water Pen by We R Memory Keepers

Tear Guides by We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for joining us today for our exciting news! These Basic Tools begin shipping next month, so watch for them in stores in December.