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.

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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.

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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

Cool Stamping Techniques with the Impressed Stamping Daubers and the Precision Press Advanced

Hello We R Fans! As the days turn colder, we are starting to have more time to devote to being crafty. Seems like a great time to add some new tools to your collection and to learn a new technique with a trusty We R Memory Keepers tool already in your stash.

Cool Stamping Techniques with the Impressesd Stamping Daubers and the Precision Press Advanced by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To create this card, I started by inking a panel of card stock with the new Impressions Dauber set. This set of inking tools is fantastic! Each of the daubers has foam on the end, either in a circle or triangle shape, that is meant for inking. The daubers fit easily on your fingertip, or can be gripped.

Cool Stamping Techniques with the Impressesd Stamping Daubers and the Precision Press Advanced by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Cool Stamping Techniques with the Impressesd Stamping Daubers and the Precision Press Advanced by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Start by swirling your dauber into the ink color of your choosing. When you put your ink-loaded dauber down on paper, it will be very dark and intense. To help keep your ink more even on the paper, start by moving your dauber in a circular motion on a craft mat before applying it to the paper. I am using the American Crafts craft mat here. Continue to add ink and slowly build up your layers of color. Set the background aside to dry as it will need to be dry for the next steps.

Cool Stamping Techniques with the Impressesd Stamping Daubers and the Precision Press Advanced by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

The We R Memory Keepers Precision Press is perfect for lining up stamps to create a shadow effect. On this card, I will create the shadow effect with a gold heat embossed image and a plain inked image.

  1. Place your card stock in the Precision Press, securing it into a corner with the magnets
  2. Set the stamp (uninked) down on your card stock where you want the sentiment to appear.
  3. Place the lid of the Precision Press over the top and then press down to pick up the stamp. This will ensure the stamp will be in the exact location after you apply ink to the image.
  4. Ink the image.
  5. Return the lid and stamp down. Push to get even pressure along the image.
  6. Heat set the image.

Cool Stamping Techniques with the Impressesd Stamping Daubers and the Precision Press Advanced by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

  1. Clean and remove the stamp from the lid of the Precision Press.
  2. Return the stamp to the card stock, but instead of lining it up perfectly over the image, set it slightly below and to the right.
  3. Put the lid on again and pick up the stamp.
  4. Ink the image. Replace the lid. Push down.

Cool Stamping Techniques with the Impressesd Stamping Daubers and the Precision Press Advanced by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

  1. When you remove the image because of the surface of the heat embossing, you will need to remove the ink from the surface. I used a cotton swab for a more precise removal.

Cool Stamping Techniques with the Impressesd Stamping Daubers and the Precision Press Advanced by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Finish the card base off with floral images stamped in watermark ink. The Mini Precision Press, lid-only, is perfect for stamping images all over. Apply gold dust to the wet ink. Adhere the card stock to a card base.

Cool Stamping Techniques with the Impressesd Stamping Daubers and the Precision Press Advanced by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I am fairly certain that I will be adding a shadow stamp to all my sentiments now! Will you give this a try?

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

  • Impressions Dauber Set
  • Precision Press
  • Mini Precision Press
  • Trim & Score Board

 

 

 

New Release: Impressed Stamping Daubers!

Hello and Happy Friday crafters! We’re so happy the weekend is here, and we’re celebrating with some exciting news. Check out our latest new releases.

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Dabble in a new medium with Stamping Daubers by We R Memory Keepers! Create beautiful watercolor effects with round daubers, and sharp, precise edges with triangular daubers.

Impressed Stamping Dauber Kit by We R Memory Keepers

Blend your favorite colors of paint together to create vivid, unique works of art in no time. Stamping dauber sets come with twenty round and twenty triangular daubers and a convenient carrying case.

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The Dauber Bottle features a reusable, pressure-release tip that’s perfect for mixed media art projects!

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Pair daubers with your favorite stencils and get unique designs on planners, journals, scrapbooks, cards and more. These new releases will start shipping to retailers on August 1st, so watch for them in stores and online near the end of August.

 

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!

Stamping Project Idea with the Precision Press Advanced Stamping Tool

Hello and Happy Friday We R fans! Our Precision Press Accessories are hitting stores and we couldn’t be more excited! These accessories together with the Precision Press Advanced open up so many amazing creative possibilities. Check out this beautiful project idea by Laura Silva!

Party Favors with the Precision Press Advanced by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Try making your own patterned paper with the Precision Press Advanced and Precision Stencils! Place the stencils over your watercolor paper and paint away.

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You’ll get a lovely soft water color pattern on your paper! Then take the dried paper to your 123 Punch Board to make a favor box for your next event.

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Use the Typeset Stamping Block to personalize your gift tags, invitations, announcements and cards. It’s perfect for bulk projects like save the date or holiday cards!

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Be sure to check out the new Precision Press Advanced Accessories in stores now, and get stamping! Have a great weekend friends.

Supplies:

Precision Press Advanced
Typeset Stamping Block
Precision Stencils
123 Punch Board

Mini Evolution Cake Topper

Hi there friends! It’s Aly here sharing some exciting news and a fun project! Next week on the 24 hour crafting day on HSN (Jan 8, 2019) our Mini Evolution is making its US debut along with some really awesome accessories and storage. I’m sharing some of the amazing bundles that will be available along with a cute project I made.

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Here’s a video tour of all the goodies available:

I used the “Love Grows Here’ Die/Emboss set with the coordinating layered stamps to create a DIY embellishment for this easy cake topper.

Mini Evolution Advanced Cake Topper by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Mini Evolution Advanced Cake Topper by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Here’s how I made the cake topper:

1. Ink one side of the first stamp layer with the lightest color ink and stamp on the precut 3×5 inch white paper using the Mini Precision Press Advanced that comes with the Mini Evolution Kit.

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2. Ink the other side of the first stamp layer with another light or medium color ink (I used lime green) and stamp. Then ink the leaf side of the second stamp layer with the green ink and stamp.

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3. Select a sentiment stamp to insert into the second stamp layer. Use the darkest color ink on the second half of the second stamp layer, and stamp with the Mini Precision Press.

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4. Place the stamped paper into the die/emboss folder, matching up the image to the dies, place the folder between the Emboss Plate and the Base Plate and run through the Mini Evolution Advanced.

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5. Fold the two smaller flowers to add dimension to your DIY embellishment.

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6. Using the Square Punch Board, punch a 3×4 inch rectangle from dark blue cardstock and a 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 inch rectangle from medium blue paper. Adhere them together.

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7. Adhere the DIY embellishment to the blue background using foam squares for the smaller flowers. Add blue flower eyelets for hanging to the top two corners using the Crop-A-Dile.

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8. Thread some Stitch Happy thread through the eyelets and tie the ends to two paper straws. Insert the straws into the top of your cake and enjoy!

Mini Evolution Advanced Cake Topper by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Mini Evolution Advanced Cake Topper by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to tune into HSN on Tuesday, Jan 8 2019 for some great deals on the Mini Evolution Advanced and Accessories!

Supplies:

Mini Evolution HSN Kit
Square Punch Board
Crop-A-Dile
Eyelets
Stitch Happy Aqua Thread

New Release: Precision Press Advanced Accessories

Hello and Happy Friday friends! Christmas is almost here, but it always feels like Christmas when we get to announce our new releases. Today we’ve got some fun new releases for you stampers out there. Check out our Precision Press Advanced Accessories!

Typeset Stamping Block & Letters

Easily stamp any word or phrase with the Typeset Block & Letters set! Its unique alignment grooves make setting letters easier than ever.

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced Typeset Block and Letters

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced Typeset Block and Letters

The rubber corners provide equal stamping pressure, while clear acrylic allows you to see where you are stamping!We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced Typeset Block and Letters

 

Use it as-is or with the Precision Press Advanced (sold separately). Package includes 2 alphabet sets and storage cases.

Pattern Stamping Block

Turn any stamp into a pattern with the Pattern Stamping Block!

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced Pattern Stamping Block

Its unique base plate can be moved up and down or across to accommodate different projects, and the clear acrylic allows you to see where you’re stamping!

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This package includes one Pattern Stamping Block with 4 pattern stamps.

Precision Stencils

Add beautiful stencils to any project with ease!

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced Stencils

Align stencils perfectly by pairing with the Precision Press Advanced (sold separately). Each stencil can be layered to create multi-colored designs, perfect for custom designs.

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced Stencils

Stencils stay securely in place with peg and hole system for perfect stamps every time! This package includes 12 stencils.

Thanks for stopping by for our exciting announcement. We know you’re going to love these new releases! Which Precision Press Accessory are you most excited to try?