Make DIY Stamped Embellishments on your Handmade Cards with the Precision Press Advanced

Hello We R fans! Kimberly here and it has been awhile since I shared a quick tutorial. So as I was using my We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced the other day, I realized that I HAD to share this quick tip that will change your stamping on coordinating die cuts world! Line your stamped images up inside their matching die cuts perfectly with these tips. I know I need all the help I can get with this!

Handmade Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Precision Press Advanced and Vicki Boutin Stamps & Dies

This beautiful butterfly image is from Vicki Boutin’s Field Notes line. With this lovely image, I knew I needed to not only use it, but make it the star of my card.

Handmade Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Precision Press Advanced and Vicki Boutin Stamps & Dies

Using the coordinating die, I would be able to pop the butterfly up off my card and let it shine.

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced + Vicki Boutin Field Notes Dies and Stamps Set

I started by die cutting the butterfly from card stock. It does not matter where in your paper you cut it. I used the edge to get more use of my paper on another project.

Handmade Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Precision Press Advanced and Vicki Boutin Stamps & Dies

Place your negative piece (the left-over) inside the Precision Press Advanced. The location does not matter. Secure the paper in place with the magnets.

Handmade Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Precision Press Advanced and Vicki Boutin Stamps & Dies

Set the stamp (flat side up) inside the opening. The clear stamp makes it easy to see through the die cut opening, allowing you to quickly line up the edges all the way around the stamp.

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced + Vicki Boutin Field Notes Stamps and Dies

Place the clear top of the Precision Press Advanced over the paper and stamp and press down. When you press down, the stamp will cling to the clear plate.

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced + Vicki Boutin Field Notes Stamps and Dies

Take the clear top off and place the die cut card stock back inside the negative space.

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced + Vicki Boutin Field Notes Stamps and Dies

Ink your image, place the clear plate back on the press, and push down. Because the stamp was lined up with the Precision Press Advanced, each of your impressions will come out perfectly! You could stamp hundreds of these beautiful butterflies with no mistakes!

Handmade Card by Kimberly Crawford featuring the We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced and Vicki Boutin Field Notes Stamp & Dies Set

Will you use this tip the next time you need to line up a stamp and die cut?

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers

American Crafts – Vicki Boutin – Field Notes

  • Patterned paper Good Stuff, Simple Things
  • Stamps and Dies
  • Stickers

3 Stamping Techniques

Happy Friday friends! This week we’ve shared tons of ideas using our oh-so-popular Precision Press Advanced stamping tool. This tool has received consistent 5 out of 5 star ratings, has been recommended by 92% of crafters, and has gotten rave reviews! Check out what crafters are saying about this stamping platform:

“Must have for any stamper. Keeps everything aligned perfectly…”
“I love this ….. best thing I’ve found to help me stamp”
“It’s really easy to get a perfect stamp impression with this platform. Selling my other stamp platform.”
“This is now my favorite and first choice ‘go to’ stamping press.”
“I have only used this a few times but I’ve got to say that it is magical!”
“Takes the fear out of stamping!”

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced

If crafting is part of your weekend plans, we’ve got some inspiration for you. Give one of these 3 cool stamping techniques a try–they’re sure to jumpstart your creativity!

Pair Stamps with Water Color

Scrapbook layout featuring the Precision Press Advanced stamping press and Vicki Boutin Art Crayons

Add watercolor to your scrapbook page (like we did here using Vicki Boutin’s Art Crayons), and then once it dries stamp over the watercolor design with the Precision Press Advanced and your favorite stamps. You’ll achieve a cool layered look in no time.

Create Your Own Patterned Paper

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Use coordinating stamps and ink pads to create custom patterned paper! Use your creation for envelopes, cards, journals, tags, and more. With the Precision Press Advanced you can stamp anywhere on a 12 x 12 sheet of paper by rotating the acrylic block and/or your paper.

Make DIY Embellishments

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Stamp images in your choice of color, then fussy cut them and add them to your paper craft projects to create DIY embellishments! Use foam squares for added dimension. You’ll love how far your paper stash will stretch with this technique.

So grab a Precision Press Advanced and have some crafty fun with your stamps this weekend. We’d love to see what you create! Be sure to share your stamping projects on our Facebook page HERE, or tag us on Instagram: #wermemorykeepers #precisionpressadvanced.

Supplies:

Precision Press Advanced

Halloween Cupcake Toppers

Hey there We R friends! It’s Aly here again with some fun Halloween party decor to share with you. I don’t know about you, but sometimes when I’m creating a holiday themed project I just can’t seem to find the right themed supplies that works with what I’ve imagined in my mind. When that happens, I turn to my non-holiday themed supplies and get creative!

Halloween Cupcake Toppers by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

This Halloween season I’ve been inspired by ravens, owls, moths, and other vintage style critter images. I wanted to create something like that for my cupcake toppers, but I didn’t have a Halloween themed stamp that looked anything like that. So, I grabbed my Precision Press Advanced, the CMYK Bird Layered Stamps, some silver, grey, and black ink pads, and went to work!

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The CMYK Stamps are made to work with the CMYK Ink Pads, which is how I usually create with them. But this time, I used a grayscale color scheme instead of the cyan, magenta, yellow and black to create a different look.

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I picked four colors of ink: silver, grey, charcoal and black, and followed the same sequence of stamping as I do with the CMYK Stamps: charcoal first, grey second, silver third, and black last.

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced

Once I stamped all of my black birds, I used my Detail Scissors to fussy cut the shapes. To dress up my cupcakes, I made some cupcake wrappers with the DIY Party Board and some black marble paper from the Pink Paislee Spellcast collection.

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Then I glued the wrappers together, and glued some black and write striped straw segments to my blackbirds with the USB Power Mini Glue Gun. Hot glue is my go-to adhesive for 3D paper crafts.

We R Memory Keepers USB Power Mini Glue Gun

To finish off my cupcake toppers, I added black seguin stickers for the eyes, and black floss bows I made with the Bow Loom and some black Stitch Happy thread.

We R Memory Keepers Bow Loom

I love the texture that the monochromatic colors and the layered stamps create!

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The toppers together with the black marble cupcake wrappers look pretty cool too!

 

Halloween Cupcake Toppers featuring the Precision Press Advanced by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

If you’re sitting on the fence about the Precision Press Advanced, I highly recommend going for it! I love it. It has totally changed how I feel about stamping, and I’m never going back! Thanks for stopping by, and I’ll “see” you next time.

Supplies:

Precision Press Advanced
CMYK Stamp Set: Bird
DIY Party Board
USB Power Mini Glue Gun
Bow Loom
Detail Scissors

 

Fall Home Decor

Hello We R Memory Keepers fan! Soraya here today to share a fun  tutorial to make a home decor using the Precision Press Advanced and an floral Layered Stamp.

Fall Home Decor by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

The Precision Press Advanced is the perfect tool to create layered stamps with various colors! I decided to go with this floral pattern to make my home decor. Each stamp is used with the ink pad set CMYK which allows you to layer the colors from the lightest to the darkest. CMYK stands for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black. They are used in traditional printing precesses to achieve a full range of colors.

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced + CMYK Stamps

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced + CMYK Stamps

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced + CMYK Stamps

Use the grid on the Acrylic Stamping Block to place your stamp then use the same measure to place the others. So fun! And look how the final print is texturized!

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced + CMYK Stamps

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced + CMYK Stamps

Repeat the process once again then cut out the flowers with the Detail Scissors. Both prints will be stuck one to another.

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To make a lot of small fall leaves, I used a clear stamp that I placed on an acrylic block with coral/orange ink. Once they dried well, I cut them all out with my small scissors.

We R Memory Keepers Mini Stamp Pads

We R Memory Keepers Precision Scissors

Since my home decor will be on a bamboo circle, I decided to make the tittle using the Happy Jig with the pink gold wire. I left some free wire on both ends to attach on the bamboo circle.

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Time to assemble and decorate it! First of all I used my mini glue gun to place the ribbon all around the bamboo circle. Then, I glued the previously stamped flowers and leaves on it. And finally I added some resin flowers and completed the tittle  “Time to FALL in Love”. And voilà!

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I hope you had fun joining me today. Happy creating everyone and until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Precision Press Advanced

Layered Stamp

Acrylic Block

Happy Jig

CMYK ink pads

WRMK ink pads

Adhesive runner

Mini glue gun

Detail scissors

Embellishments

Stamped Card Set

Hello, We R fans! Enza back with you to share a set of cards created with the Precision Press Advanced. I know I say it all the time, but this is another of those tools you need in your stash, especially if stamping is your thing. It makes it easier to work with layered stamps, and is great to create repeated patterns.

My cards today feature a circular design that came together in no time.

Stamped Card Set by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Precision Press Advanced

I started by trimming my card panel to measure 5.5 inch square. I like to be able to resize it if needed, so I always make it a little bigger than my card base. I then positioned my stamp in the center with the help of the grid design on the acrylic stamping block.

Precision Press Advanced by We R Memory Keepers with Vicki Boutin Stamps

Next, I used a smaller stamp to create a wreath all the way around the main image.

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced with Vicki Boutin Stamps

Again I positioned it on my panel, pressed the top down, and turned the block four times without moving the paper. I then arranged the stamp again, and filled the empty spots with a lighter color of ink.

Stamped Card Set by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Precision Press Advanced

It was so easy and fast, that I stamped another panel with a different color combination.

Stamped Card Set by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Precision Press Advanced

For one of the cards, I decided to stamp and heat-emboss my sentiment directly in the center.

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Since I’m a big fan of dimensional elements, I wanted something that popped a bit more. I stamped a few more of the smaller flowers in a matching color, die cut them with the coordinating dies that come in the Vicki Boutin set I used, and adhered them down with foam adhesive. Black splatters finished the cards.

Stamped Card Set by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Precision Press AdvancedStamped Card Set by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Precision Press Advanced

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed these cards and are inspired to use the Precision Press Advanced for your next project!

Enza

Supplies:

Precision Press Advanced

Vicki Boutin Stamp Set

Precision Press Advanced Project Inspiration

Good Monday morning We R friends! We hope you’re week is starting off well. We’d like to add a bit of Monday Magic with some project inspiration from our fabulous in house design team featuring the ultimate stamping tool, the Precision Press Advanced!

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The Precision Press Advanced is perfect for cardmaking! Add sharp custom images for sentiments, borders, and accents.

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The Precision Press Advanced makes batch projects come together quickly and easily.

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Stamp beautiful images on your scrapbook pages with the Precision Press Advanced. Add icons, embellishments and page titles with ease.

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Use your stamps to create a cool design element without worrying about smeared or incomplete impresssions.

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Use the top acrylic block of the Precision Press Advanced to stamp directly into your planner. The rubber feet on each corner provide stability and balance when stamping.

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Crafters worldwide are giving the Precision Press Advanced 5 star ratings, so if you haven’t yet, give it a try! You’ll love it!

Supplies:

Precision Press Advanced

Aly’s Top 3 Favorite We R Craft Tools

Hello, and Happy Friday We R friends! It’s my turn to share my Top 3 Favorite Tools with you and I’m so excited. Honestly, it was really hard to narrow it down to just three because I’m in love with so many We R tools! But, I gave it some thought and here they are!

Happy Jig

I can’t tell you how much I’ve loved creating with this fun new tool! It has so many different applications, and is such a versatile tool. I feel like I can add a Happy Jig creation to almost ANY project I create.

DIY Mermaid Party Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Wire Wedding Cake Topper by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Party Board

I’m a sucker for some custom party decor, so I find myself reaching for the DIY Party Board on a regular basis. It never ceases to amaze me how versatile this fun tool is, and I love finding unique ways to create with it.

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Precision Press Advanced

As a crafter, stamping and I have a love-hate relationship. I hate the effort and patience that it takes, but I love the results. When the Precision Press Advanced was released my relationship with stamping completely changed! I can totally stamp with confidence and ease now, and that is something worth celebrating for sure.

Fall Gift Tags by Aly Dosdall for Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine featuring the We R Memory Keepers Precision Press AdvancedWe R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced

Thanks for stopping by friends! I’d love to know what your favorite We R tools are! Tell me in the comments below. Have a great weekend!

Supplies:
Happy Jig
DIY Party Board
Precision Press Advanced

Back to School Teacher Gift Idea

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with a teacher gift that is sure to leave everyone with smiles! Quick, easy, and thoughtful is the best kind of teacher gift you can make. Follow this fun idea and not only will it meet all those criteria, but the tools from We R Memory Keepers will make it fully customized, adding an extra-special finishing touch!

Back to School Teacher Gift Idea by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

This gift has a few parts to it, but my favorite is the smiley face emoji sticky-note pad! Yes, those smiling faces, while finishing the tag sentiment by saying, “All SMILES because you’re my teacher,” are also sticky notes! What teacher wouldn’t love to have those cute supplies on their desk?! I know this former teacher thinks they are fantastic!

Back to School Teacher Gift Idea by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

One tip to start, be sure and get the sticky notes that are completely backed in adhesive, not just on the top edge. This will make your notes stay together better.

Back to School Teacher Gift Idea by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory KeepersEmoji Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

I trimmed my sticky note paper down to the size for the Emoji Punch Board, which is 1.5” square. Then I proceeded to punch out the smiley face version. I love that they are so many faces to be made, but this worked for today’s project best. Stacking 3 notes together worked well while punching, more pieces of paper than that was too thick. As I finished punching each stack, I layered them together. Seriously fun and easy. This would be a great way to get your kiddo involved in crafting as well!

Back to School Teacher Gift Idea by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To create a tag for the sticky notes, I used the Tag Punch Board to layer two cardstock tags together. On each of the tags, I stamped the sentiment using the Precision Press Advanced. Arranging the stamps on the press made it so that the sentiment could be stamped precisely on each tag, and if a mistake was made, another tag could be created easily. Not that I would know anything about that…

Accents of patterned paper from the DCWV Sweet and Sassy pad were added for color and fun.

Back to School Teacher Gift Idea by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To personalize each jar, I punched a strip of patterned paper with the Word Punch Board. Adding each teacher’s name like this was not only easy, but it will help my kiddo remember whom to bring the gifts to as well. It also puts a name to the face of the person he must look at if he eats all the candy.

Back to School Teacher Gift Idea by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

What kind of emoji face will you make for your sticky-note pad?

We R Memory Keepers:

DCWV:

  • Sweet and Sassy Pack 6×6

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!

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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:

Create a Patriotic Layout with the Precision Press Advanced

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with a patriotic layout. Its no secret how much I love to stamp and with the new We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced, I can stamp easily on my layouts! Yes!

Patriotic Scrapbook Page with the Precision Press Advanced by Kimberly Crawford

Because I did not have any specific supplies to the 4th of July, I got creative with what I had on hand. And in doing that, I created a layout I love! Just look at that custom star paper I was able to create!

Patriotic Scrapbook Page with the Precision Press Advanced by Kimberly Crawford

To make the custom paper, I cut a piece of Bazzill Blue cardstock to fit the top of my layout. I grabbed a star background stamp and white paint. I placed the cling stamp on my Precision Press Advanced. Notice how its only the top clear piece? You can use that piece separately! It has soft feet in all four corners allowing you to stamp just about anywhere. Paint was brushed onto my image and I stamped repeatedly across my blue cardstock. Vicki Boutin’s paints are perfect for this application as they dry quickly on paper.

Patriotic Scrapbook Page with the Precision Press Advanced by Kimberly Crawford

For the bottom of my layout, I created stripes from red cardstock using my Trim & Score Board.

Patriotic Scrapbook Page with the Precision Press Advanced by Kimberly Crawford

To help line my stripes up precisely, I used my Template Studio mat to help out. With help from the guides on the mat, I could space the stripes apart evenly and keep the lines straight. Which is good, because I not good at getting things to line up correctly. Ha!

Patriotic Scrapbook Page with the Precision Press Advanced by Kimberly Crawford

After adding a few die cut stars and other embellishments, I added a title using, you guessed it, stamps!

Patriotic Scrapbook Page with the Precision Press Advanced by Kimberly Crawford

Once again, I used the top piece of the Precision Press Advanced only. I placed my letter and number stamps directly on my layout (without inking). This way, I could line my stamps up on my project, exactly how I desired. Then I placed the Precision Press clear plate over the top, pushed down, and picked up my stamps. Then it was time to add ink and stamp for real. Oh, how easy this was! And I was not concerned about “messing it up” because I knew everything was aligned.

Patriotic Scrapbook Page with the Precision Press Advanced by Kimberly Crawford

Do you like to stamp on your layouts? Happy 4th of July!

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

American Crafts:

Bazzill:

Blue Classic Cardstock 12×12