How to Make DIY Gift Wrap with Your Stamps

Hello!  It’s Rebecca with you today, taking on autumn-inspired packages and spotlighting some WRMK stamping tools, specifically the Mini Precision Press and the Mini Evolution Stamp, Die, and Emboss kit.  I have a tutorial for you for the stamping portion of the gifts, along with a couple of tips to make your projects sail along smoothly.

Make DIY Gift Wrap with Your Stamps by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory KeepersMake DIY Gift Wrap with Your Stamps by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

My first tip: Read the directions!!  I know, it seems so simple, but I often jump right into a thing without giving the directions a second thought, especially if it’s something I think I already know how to do, like stamping.  If you’re working with either of the Precision Presses (Advanced or Mini) or the kit, it’s going to help you sort out all the products and use the presses correctly.  Also, there are helpful tips in the directions, like stamping your lighter colored images first and using the perfect paper size.

Make DIY Gift Wrap with Your Stamps by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I’m starting with the Celebrate tag.  The components to create this pretty floral piece line up exactly with the pegs of the Mini Precision Press.  These stamps will also work with plain clear acrylic blocks or the large Precision Press; likewise, the Mini Precision Press is a great tool for any of your smaller stamps, not just these.

Make DIY Gift Wrap with Your Stamps by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Align the stamps to the press first, then position your cardstock.  Tip: I recommend using a bit of washi tape to keep it in place.  Rub a good quality white eraser over your stamps to remove oils or lint and smooth the clear stamp surface to absorb the ink.  When you’re ready, ink up the stamp, and press to your cardstock.

Make DIY Gift Wrap with Your Stamps by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

You may get great coverage on your very first try, and you may not, which is why a stamping tool like the PP is nice to use.  This is also why it’s good to use the washi to keep the paper in place.  Stamp again if needed and then add the second part of the image–the leafy spray.

Make DIY Gift Wrap with Your Stamps by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory KeepersMake DIY Gift Wrap with Your Stamps by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

If you’re using this kit, and these particular images, you can run your paper through the Mini Evolution with the die cutting/embossing folder.  It will create the tag you see here.  I also made a tag from some DCWV patterned paper that I’ll use for my gift wrap.

Make DIY Gift Wrap with Your Stamps by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

The above stamps were coordinated and placed just-so, but what if you want to make your own design?  That’s just as simple with the PP.  On a different tag, I decided to use some of the other stamps in the kit.  I love to create my own backgrounds and it’s difficult to mess up if you’re using a stamp guide.  You’ll always know exactly where you’re stamping your images.

Make DIY Gift Wrap with Your Stamps by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I taped my cardstock to the platform base again to keep it from moving since this design requires more placing/removing of the clear top piece.  Place your stamps face down on your paper in the position and area you want them, press the top piece down to grab them, and lift off.  When you put it back down with ink on the stamp, it will be right where you meant to stamp the image.

Make DIY Gift Wrap with Your Stamps by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

When I’m creating a design like this, I make sure to clean off my stamp between each round so I don’t get smudges on my paper.  It’s an extra step if you’re using the same stamp over and over, but you know you’ll get great results each time.  In the end, I have a pretty paper swatch, ready to be turned into a tag.  Tip: You can use a different ink each time you stamp an image for an extra colorful design!

Make DIY Gift Wrap with Your Stamps by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

After my tags were created, it was time to make the packaging, which I did with my trusty 1-2-3 Punch Board.  I chose an A7 size envelope box this time.  It’s as easy to make as an envelope, but there’s an extra scored line on each rotation and you end up with a box that’s 3/4″ deep.  (It’s a terrific way to package notecard sets!)

Make DIY Gift Wrap with Your Stamps by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

My papers are from DCWV Faded Floral paper stack.  The colors and patterns are gorgeous and I’m excited to dip back into my favorite color palette, the autumn-inspired navy blue, coral pink, ochre/burnt orange, and gray.

Make DIY Gift Wrap with Your Stamps by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I tied some ribbon around each box, attached my stamped tags, as well as a coordinating patterned paper tag, and then embellished with yarn pom-poms.  Pom-poms on gift wrap is still a favorite of mine, and I made these with the Pom-Pom maker set.

Make DIY Gift Wrap with Your Stamps by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Thank you so much for hanging out with me today.  I hope you’ll give stamping with the Mini Precision Press a try!

 

Supplies:

Mini Precision Press

Mini Evolution

1-2-3 Punch Board

Pom-Pom Maker

Stamp, Die & Emboss Kit – Floral

Stamping Project Ideas with the Mini Precision Press

Hello crafters! Our new Mini Precision Press is about to land in stores and online so we wanted to share some project ideas and inspiration to get ready for this exciting new release!

We R Memory Keepers Mini Precision Press

Handmade Card

With the Mini Precision Press it’s easy to align layered stamps, allowing for multiple color images. It’s the perfect way to make stunning handmade cards!

We R Memory Keepers Mini Precision Press layered stamping cactus card

DIY Gift Wrap

Easily add custom tags, designs, and sentiments to your DIY gift wrap with the Mini Precision Press! We love the simple and stunning stamped tag on this pretty gift bag.

We R Memory Keepers Mini Precision Press stamped gift bags

Scrapbook Page Title

The Mini Precision Press isn’t just for small scale projects! Use the acrylic plate separate from the base, and you can stamp anywhere you’d like on your 12 x 12 sheet of paper.

We R Memory Keepers Mini Precision Press Scrapbook Page

Custom Gift Tags

Stunning gift tags are easy to make with the Mini Precision Press! It’s the perfect size for small scale projects like tags, and check out the beautiful results.

Custom Gift Tag with the We R Memory Keepers Precision Press

Custom Gift Tag with the Mini Precision Press by We R Memory Keepers

We hope you’re as excited as we are about the arrival of the Mini Precision Press in stores. Thanks for stopping by for our project roundup. Have a great weekend!

How to Embellish a Scrapbook Page

Hello We R Memory Keepers fans! Soraya here today to share fun ideas to embellish your projects using the Mini Clear Cut Punches and the Mini Precision Press!

How to embellish a scrapbook page with Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

First of all, let’s create beautiful dimensional flowers with the heart punch! I used the mini pattern swatches from Paige Taylor Evans’ Whimsical collection to make a bunch of colorful hearts. Thanks to the clear base of the punch I could easily center the heart on the tiny papers (so that I will be able to use them on another project)!  Then I folded every heart in two with a foam dot inside to keep the dimension.

Make DIY scrapbook page embellishments with the We R Memory Keepers 1 Inch Clear Cut Heart Punch

Make DIY scrapbook page embellishments with the We R Memory Keepers 1 Inch Clear Cut Heart Punch

On a strip of paper, I stamped several designs using my Mini Precision Press! This tool is not only super cute but it’s also very handy to stamp on small papers! So easy and so fun!

Make DIY scrapbook page embellishments with the We R Memory Keepers Mini Precision Press

Make DIY scrapbook page embellishments with the We R Memory Keepers Mini Precision Press

Make DIY scrapbook page embellishments with the We R Memory Keepers Mini Precision Press

Make DIY scrapbook page embellishments with the We R Memory Keepers Mini Precision Press

Now back to punching, but this time with the 1 Inch Star Punch. I decided to punch several stars under the stamps then use some foam dots to make them pop up from the layout!

Make DIY scrapbook page embellishments with the We R Memory Keepers 1 Inch Clear Cut Star Punch

Make DIY scrapbook page embellishments with the We R Memory Keepers 1 Inch Clear Cut Star Punch

Make DIY scrapbook page embellishments with the We R Memory Keepers 1 Inch Clear Cut Star Punch

Once I’m done with all the punches and after I put some white gesso on the background, I’m finally ready to decorate the layout! Yay!

How to embellish a scrapbook page with Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

And here is the finished layout!

How to embellish a scrapbook page with Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

How to embellish a scrapbook page with Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers How to embellish a scrapbook page with Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

How to embellish a scrapbook page with Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

How to embellish a scrapbook page with Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

I hope you had fun joining me today. Happy creating everyone with those cute mini tools and until next time!

Soraya.

 

List of supplies :

Mini Clear Cut Heart

Mini Clear Cut Star

Mini Precision Press

Whimsical Pattern Swatches

Horizon papers

Stitch Happy Scissors

Adhesive Runner

American Crafts Clear Stamps

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