Baby Scrapbook Page with the Foil Quill

Hello everyone!  It’s Eva on the blog today showing you how to create a layout using the new Foil Quill.

Foil Quill Baby Scrapbook Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The Foil Quill is truly a game changer and I love that I can use it for a variety of projects, including scrapbook layouts.

The Foil Quill has 3 tips: The fine one is perfect for journaling, the medium for fine lines in general and the thick tip for filling in shapes.  Because the tip is like a sketch pen if you want to fill your shapes you will need to work that on your die cutting machine software first.

Here I am using Silhouette Studio and wrote a word with a brush script font.

Foil Quill Baby Layout by Eva PIzarro 2 EN


Using the Emboss tool (marked with a red circle), fill the shape with concentric lines (marked with the blue circle).

Foil Quill Baby Layout by Eva PIzarro 3 EN


You can adjust the spacing of the lines, I used a 0.5 mm spacing for the thick tip of the Foil Quill.

Before sending your project make sure you hit the button “release emboss” otherwise you will not be able to send your design.

Foil Quill Baby Layout by Eva Pizarro 4 EN


For the journaling I used my fine Foil Quill tip and a sketch font called “Golden Rule Sketch” I highly recommend you use sketch fonts with small journaling otherwise your letters are going to turn out bulky.

Foil Quill Baby Layout by Eva Pizarro 5 EN


When I had everything ready I used the tape to hold my foil to the paper and hit send.

We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill


My journaling turned out great! The foil looks amazing and you can read it perfectly. I added a few numbers and embellished the bottom part of my layout.

Foil Quill Baby Scrapbook Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers


On the bottom, I added a picture and also included the “First week” phrase that I had previously foiled and cut with my Cameo. I didn’t wanted to foil it directly on the paper so I could use some 3d dots and add a few die cuts underneath.

Foil Quill Baby Scrapbook Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers


Finally, I foiled a few stars on vellum and added them to my layout. I wanted my stars fully foiled but I didn’t adjust the spacing right, that’s why you can see the lines. I was going to do them again but thought they were pretty that way and left them!

Foil Quill Baby Scrapbook Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

A few more starts on the top part of the layout and I was done!

Foil Quill Baby Scrapbook Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I love how my layout turned out! The silver foil looks perfect on blue cardstock and it is amazing the detail you can get with the fine tip.

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Do you have a Foil Quill? If not you should get one! You can use it for so many things and even the simplest card looks great with foil!

Thanks for joining me and have a great day!




Foil Quill Pen
Silver Foil




Guest Designer Kelly Holbrook


Hi. My name is Kelly Holbrook, and I’m from Homer, Michigan, and I’m today’s guest designer on We R’s blog. I have been scrapbooking for about 15 years, and am a long time fan of We R Memory Keepers.  I am so excited to be guest designing, highlighting their Bewitched collection!  When I opened my box of product, I was pleasantly surprised by the amazing color combos, and mix of patterns.  I knew right away that the “October 31st” paper would be perfect for the adorable photos I have of my son in his bee costume.





Here are some instructions so you can create this layout also.

1.  Trim background patterned paper down to 8 1/4 x 10 3/4, round corners, and punch a notch with 1/2 inch circle punch about 2 3/4 inch away from top/left of page.

2.  Spatter page with ink, and adhere circle frame approximately center, and to the left of page.  Thread frame with twine, wrap over notch, and secure with tape. Adhere background paper to a piece of 8.5 x 11 cardstock.

3.  Adhere a 4×6 photo to top/right of page…about 1 inch from top, and 1 1/4 inch from right side.

4.  Round corners of a 6×6 piece of pp, and cut notches on the center of both sides using a 1 inch circle punch.  With a 2 inch circle template or punch, cut a notch in the top/center.

5.  Wrap twine around side notches, and on the left side, thread a button, and tie a bow.

6.  With foam tape, adhere 6 x 6 piece of pp centered, and slightly overlapping 4 x 6 photo.

7.  Round edges of a 4 x 4 photo, and mat with white cardstock.  Adhere to center of 6 x 6 pp.

8.  Embellish with stamps, add title and journaling.


Summertime Layouts

As the weather begins to cool down, hopefully your schedule is a little less crazy with summertime activities (I hope). It’s a great time to print some of your favorite summer photos. We R’s designer Shemaine used the Albums Made Easy system to create quick scrapbook pages with her summer photo favorites.

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Love Layout with Memorabilia

My hubby and I love our date nights.  And I often save tickets, programs, and other memorabilia from our dates to include in my memory keeping.  Sometimes it’s a challenge, though, to find effective and creative ways to include these items on my pages.

The Corner Mounter is one great way to include memorabilia on scrapbook pages without the worry of adhesives that might ruin your memorabilia if you’d like to remove it from your album for any reason.  Check out my page below about our date nights:
I was able to include this concert ticket on my page using the Corner Mounter, and now I can remove it without any problem if I’d like to show it to our kids when I tell them the story of our date that night.

The Corner Mounter is easy to use.  Just add your paper between the magnetically attached plates–they hold your paper securely in place when cutting the corners.

Line up your paper using the paper size guides marked on the top clear plate.  Choose your blade shape–straight, rounded or stub–and press the blade into the holes to cut the corner slits on your paper.

The Corner Mounter is great for all kinds of memorabilia (tickets, awards, postcards, artwork, holiday/birthday cards, etc) and vintage/heritage photos that you don’t want to use adhesive on.  You could also use it for business cards, or a rotating photo display–simply pull out and replace photos in the corner slits on the display.  Creative cheers!


We R supplies used:

Corner Mounter

For The Record Paper Pack

Butter and Avocado Washi Tape

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Guest Designer Ruth Bonser


Hi. My name is Ruth Bosner and I’m excited to share my project as We R Memory Keeper’s Guest Designer.

I used the Happy Campers Collection to create a layout and Albums Made Easy spread. I have used camping photos in one, as they are thematically relevant and non-camping photos in the other, using the beautiful wood grain textures as my inspiration for the portraits of children in the trees at the park recently.


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Guest Designer Monica Bradford


When I saw the Happy Campers collection I knew it was the perfect time to document my son’s first church camp experience. He was only gone for 2 nights, and his dad went with him, but he had the time of his life. Luckily my husband remembered to snap a few photos on his phone. I just love having this layout complete and this story told!


I began by trimming down the wood grain papers to 6×6. I simply attached those 6×6 blocks onto a piece of 12×12 cardstock. Doesn’t matter what color the cardstock is because you won’t see it in the end.

I knew that I wanted to use the 12 inch sticker strip across the center of the layout. But I really wanted only the arrow portion. So I just trimmed off the edges of the sticker (and saved them for later of course). Using non-stick scissors is really helpful for trimming stickers!

When I want to include multiple photos on my page I often use 4×6 digital photo collages. This allows me to focus on the design of my page while still using several photos.


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Thanks so much We R Memory Keepers for this opportunity!

Monica Bradford

Spring is Here!

Spring is finally arriving outside of our window and that makes us all sorts of HAPPY! When the weather gets warm, I get a sudden urge to get creative, whether that be taking photos, creating cards, or making scrapbook layouts. There is nothing better than having the sunshine come through the window while you are working on something awesome. Today I wanted to inspire you with We R’s newest spring collection – Simply Spring. Let’s just call it a little eye candy to get your creative juices flowing. Happy creating.

Spring is Here!

Spring Layouts