Foil Quill Patriotic Scrapbook Page

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.

Patriotic Scrapbook Page with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

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.

Patriotic Scrapbook Page with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

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.

Patriotic Scrapbook Page with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

Patriotic Scrapbook Page with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

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.

Patriotic Scrapbook Page with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory KeepersPatriotic Scrapbook Page with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

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.

Enza

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

 

Guest Designer Kelly Holbrook

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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.

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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!

~Aly

We R supplies used:

Corner Mounter

For The Record Paper Pack

Butter and Avocado Washi Tape


Aly Dosdall

Guest Designer Ruth Bonser

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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

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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!

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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.

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Spring Layouts