Hello, We R friends! Enza here, and today I’m sharing a patriotic layout featuring the We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill. I’m amazed by the beautiful results I get every single time; this foiling system is easy to use and, with so many designs to choose from, the possibilities are endless.
When I think of the 4th of July, I think of stars. The Paige Evans digital drive offers several star designs that are perfect to give your projects variety and a fun vibe. I uploaded the images to my Silhouette software and modified their size so to have small, medium and big stars. Make sure to select the Sketch Pen option before sending the paper to cut and secure the foil with tape to ensure it’s wrinkle-free. I went with silver foil for a festive, sparkly look – I love how it looks on dark blue cardstock! Once ready, I fussy cut the stars before layering them to form a cluster behind the photo.
The collection I used is one of my favorites from Pink Paislee: Sweet Freedom; even though it’s a couple of years old, I love the patterns and muted colors. I arranged the stars towards the right side of the layout and placed the photo on top after layering several tags and frames behind it. I used the Tag Punch Board and the Frame Punch Board for this – I don’t know what I would do without such handy tools! Everything was adhered down with foam dots for dimension.
Next, I embellished around the photo with die-cuts, stickers, and fussy cut elements. To create balance, I formed another cluster of embellishments to the left side of the layout. Black and gold paint splatters gave the final touch.
This layout is very simple, but I love how it turned out. Those sparkly stars are everything!
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope I have inspired you to give the We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill a try and create beautiful, shiny projects with it.
Foil Quill – All in One Kit
Foil Sheet – Silver
Foil Quill USB Art – Paige Evans
Tag Punch Board
Frame Punch Board
Mini Precision Scissors
Pink Paislee Sweet Freedom
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
And here is the finished layout!
I hope you had fun joining me today. Happy creating everyone with those cute mini tools and until next time!
List of supplies :
Mini Clear Cut Heart
Mini Clear Cut Star
Mini Precision Press
Whimsical Pattern Swatches
Stitch Happy Scissors
American Crafts Clear Stamps
When I saw the small 1 inch Clear Cut Punches, I was very happy. I have the larger Circle Clear Cut Punch and I LOVE it. Because often you want to punch out something in the middle of the layout or mini album, like maybe a pattern from a paper. Then these punches are perfect for it!
My daughter is in first grade and she started school last year. It was a very exciting day for her. In Germany the children get a school bag. I made it myself with my daughter. And so that these memories remain forever, we also took some pictures of our daughter with her school bag.
I wanted to assemble the photo from many small parts. First I printed the photo 3 times. Then I punched a lot of small squares out of the photo with the Square Mini Clear Cut Punch.
For the first photo I punched out the parts in a row. For the next photo at different places, because the parts are to be put together afterwards.
The photo is placed on the lower part of the punch and the magnetic disc on top. So the photo does not slip. Then it is punched out with the upper part by pressing on it. So very easy!
I haven’t punched out the third photo yet. Because I only wanted to see where I still needed parts of the design when I was assembling it. It was a lot of fun. It was like a puzzle. Step by step I put the pieces together with 3D glue dots.
Because of the different height of the parts, the photo has got more dimension. I really like the effect. I tried it for the first time and didn’t know how it would turn out. I will definitely do it again. I think with the Circle Punch it would look great too.
When the photo was finished, I punched small squares into the layout at different places. Additionally, from a pink cardstock. Then I decorated the squares with sequins, stickers, tassels etc. Everything that fits a school child. Here there are endless possibilities.
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and see you next time. Have fun with the Mini Punches. Yours,
Hello everybody ! Soraya here to share a new layout using the gorgeous « Wild & Free »paper pack by DCWV available at Joann Stores. Love all those chic patterns, it was so hard to choose but I finally went for wood, butterflies and cards!
I cut those beautiful butterflies to custom one of the cards. I layered a small butterfly on the card then sewed them together with the Stitch Happy Pen. So easy and so fun ! It’s seriously one of my favorite tools!
Then I completed the title with the Word Punch Board for the word « day ». Love how the small letters are cut out so that you can see the wood pattern through them.
And voilà! After adding some embellishments and more fussy cut butterflies, here is the final layout!
I hope you had fun joining me today ! Happy creating everyone and until next time !
Word Punch Board
Stitch Happy Pen
DCWV paper pack
Stitch Happy Scissors
Next weekend is Easter and of course in the days before everything revolves around this holiday. Especially with my daughter the joy rises. I have created a suitable layout. And what fits better than a nest full of Easter eggs! Except in this case it’s a garland of eggs. For this I used different tools, so every egg looks different. I like to add different effects to a layout.
First I used the Big Happy Jig and made an egg out of wire. I created a small template for myself and then put the pegs on the board.
For the next egg I used the Fuse Tool and many colorful sequins. After a long time one of my favourite tools was used again! First I sketched a template on paper. Then I glued it on an old project life page protector and cut it generously with scissors. Then I put the sequins between the two plastic sheets and closed the egg with the Fuse Tool.
I made another egg with the help of a hand sketch.
The Stitch Happy Tool was also used again. I first sketched two eggs with a pencil. The points for the embroidery holes were made. Then I removed the lines again with an eraser. And now embroidered.
Finally the title was created with the Word Punch Board and the papers of Heidi Swapp. Thank you very much for stopping by and I wish you a nice Easter!
Stitch Happy Pen
Big Happy Jig
Word Punch Board
Hello, We R friends. Enza here, and I’m so excited to share with you my very first scrapbook layout using the amazing Foil Quill. This product is absolutely mind-blowing! You can create beautiful foil projects in minutes, with just your electronic die-cutting machine and one of the tip pens. So easy! And the results are oh so good!
I started with a gorgeous floral design by Kelly Creates. There is a wide selection of designs from some of the most popular American Crafts collections to choose from. I wanted to create my own background and this design worked perfectly for it. After inserting the right adapter where the blade would go in my die-cutting machine, I opened the design, enlarged it to the desired size, and sent to cut, making sure to select the Sketch Pen option. It is very important that the foil is secured and wrinkle-free – I used the special Placement Tape to keep it in place.
I couldn’t believe how detailed and precise the design came out! I love the big size and the shiny look – it adds so much interest without being overwhelming.
Once the background was ready, I started working on my photo. I arranged a layered flower cut file in the center of the layout, adhering each layer with foam adhesive for dimension. In order to fit the photo inside the flower, I cut it with a circular decorative die.
I love adding foliage and other embellishments around my photos. Here I combined bits and pieces from the lovely Horizon collection by Pink Paislee with die-cut leaves and branches.
To finish the layout, I simply formed two clusters in opposite corners of the page, mixing chipboard and puffy stickers with die-cuts and fussy cut elements.
The Foil Quill system is a must-have. I hope I have inspired you to give it a try and create beautifuk, shiny projects with it.
Thank you for stopping by.
Foil Quill USB Art – Kelly Creates
Foil Roll – Fuchsia
Pink Paislee Horizon Collection
Hello and Welcome to a new layout with a new tool. This time with the Ribbon Stitch Tool. With this tool you can quickly and easily create great woven effects. For this you need the colorful ribbons from We R Memory Keepers.
First, I thought about how I could best use the tool on my layout. And so I decided to use circles. The layout has the size 9 x 12 inch. First I cut out 3 circles with the cutting machine. A circle for the ribbons.
The holes for the ribbon are made with the small handy piercer. The magnetic guide is placed on the cardstock and there you go. The paper does not slip through the magnets.
I pierced the holes in a staggered fashion. To create a woven pattern.
Many colorful ribbons are available from We R Memory Keepers. And I really wanted to put a lot of colors on my layout. Due to the different materials and patterns the ribbons look very interesting.
The ribbon is attached to a small adhesive needle. I used the needle for all the tapes. That worked great. You don’t always have to use a new needle.
After embroidering, I wrapped some yarn around the edge of the circle and glued them to the back. I decorated the lower circle with papers from the Crate Paper collection La La Love.
I hope you enjoyed my short tutorial and thank you for stopping by.
Ribbon Stitching Tool
Hello and welcome. It’s me, Steffi and I’m showing you a layout of me today. This I have created with the great Precision Press Advanced and the Pattern Block & Stamps. A tool to stamp precise and exact images every time. The acrylic plate has grooves. In it the letters can be placed exactly and do not slip. I think that’s great. One can stamp several times and the stamp does not slip. That doesn’t work so well with a normal acrylic block.
I also think it’s great that so many letters are present several times in the alphabet. So you can stamp several words and texts at the same time. I think that’s great. It makes it a lot easier.
First I painted the white cardstock (9×12 inch) with acrylic paint. After the paint had dried, I stamped on it. I used the Precision Press Advanced with the Pattern Block & Stamps. The patterned motifs are great for beautiful backgrounds. I used the feathers. I stamped directly on the cardstock and a few feathers on vellum paper. I cut them out and glued them to the layout with glue dots. So it gets more dimension.
Then I stamped the title with a black ink stamp pad.
Below the photo I used some more patterns from the Pattern Block & Stamps. The stamps are very versatile. Then I added the photo with stickers and paper from the Crate Paper La La Love collection.
Thank you very much for stopping by and see you next time.
Precision Press Advanced
Pattern Block & Stamps
Crate Paper La La Love Collection
Hello everyone! It’s Eva Pizarro on the blog today sharing a layout using some tools from our Journal Studio line.
The Journal Studio line is perfect for planning but you can also use most of the tools for scrapbooking layouts, mini albums and more! For this layout I used my Magnetic Alpha Stencils to create the month names and my Book Binding Guide to create a frame for my layout.
The Book Binding Guide comes with a Booklet with several Japanese bindings, I used one of those guides to punch holes on the border of my layout. Because the 12 x 12 sheet is longer than the tool I simply unscrew the top of the tool and slide the page to have full coverage.
To create my month titles I used my Alpha Stencils. They are magnetic so you don’t have to worry about the guides moving! And there are Icons Stencils also! You should check them out!
You can use any pencil you like, I used my son’s markers to make the titles.
To create my journaling guides I used my Mini Magnetic Mat, I love this little tool and it is my go to tool when I need perfectly straight lines!
I stitched my Japanese binding border with colored threads and I really like the texture it gives to my page.
I completed my layout without using any supplies! Just a few tools, markers and thread.
2018 was great a year for my family and I am counting on 2019 being a better one! I am glad I can keep all our highlight moments in just one page. How was your year? Are you making a year in review layout?
Book Binding Guide
Mini Magnetic Mat
Magnetic Alpha Stencils