Mini Envelope Birthday Cards

Good morning, We R readers, Laura here today. I am excited to share how to create these cute mini envelope birthday cards for the World Cardmaking Day celebration on the blog this week.

Mini Envelope Birthday Cards by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Mini things are my favorite, and I am loving all the mini tools We R Memory Keepers has added this year. Today, I am using the mini envelope punch board and mini evolution to create a set of cute birthday cards.

I started by trimming and scoring solid colored cardstock to create horizontal 4” x 6” cards. I then trimmed a piece of white cardstock to fit inside the solid card base.

Mini Envelope Birthday Cards by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Next, I used the mini evolution, label maker tape, and a label embossing folder to create Happy Birthday sentiments for each of the cards. The label tape is so fun and is easy to use with any project. Since it already has adhesive on the back, it makes it simple to add cute sayings or designs to your cards.

Mini Envelope Birthday Cards by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Then, I used the mini envelope punch board to create some adorable tiny envelopes using the DCWV Butterflies & Flowers paper pack. The finished envelopes are only 1 ½” by 2”!

Mini Envelope Birthday Cards by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I closed one of the envelopes and left the second envelope open. I attached them to the card front using adhesive. I created a little note to come out of the open envelope using white cardstock and a Thickers chipboard accent sticker.

Mini Envelope Birthday Cards by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I added a little balloon coming out of the envelope and attached some baker’s twine to finish it off. The closed envelope got a cute little rhinestone embellishment on the envelope closure.

Mini Envelope Birthday Cards by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

These adorable little birthday cards are prefect for sending to a loved one. You could easily adapt this design for almost any occasion using a different embossed label sentiment at the bottom and a unique note coming out of the envelope.

Mini Envelope Birthday Cards by Laura Silva for We R Memory KeepersMini Envelope Birthday Cards by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies

Cardstock

Mini Evolution

¾ Label Tape – Warm

¾ Label Tape – Cool

Embossing Folder

DCWV Butterflies & Flowers Paper

Mini Envelope Punch Board

Baker’s Twine

Rhinestones

Thickers Confetti Wishes Stickers

 

 

Making Cards with The Works All In One Tool

Hello WeR fans! It’s Eva on the blog today, sharing a card trio using only ONE tool.

Make Handmade Cards with The Works All In One Tool by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The All in One Tool -The Works – it is your perfect craft companion. With just one tool you can: cut, score, stamp and create: envelopes, tabs, tags, pom-poms, tassels, banners and bows! I love mine!

For today’s project I am doing a set of cards using the lovely This Is Family line from Pebbles.

One of the coolest features of this tool is the stamping plate. It is magnetic so you can remove it is you don’t want to use it and the tool comes with two magnets to hold your paper in place while you stamp. I used a “Thanks” sentiment in several colors and instead of moving the stamp I simply slide the paper up or down following the scoring lines. Very easy!

Make Handmade Cards with The Works All In One Tool by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I trimmed my paper like a tag using the Tag Guide and punched a hole in the middle using the Hole Punch included on this tool.

Make Handmade Cards with The Works All In One Tool by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

A few embellishments and my card was done!

Make Handmade Cards with The Works All In One Tool by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

For my next card I decided to create a few tassels. The tool has 4 pegs and several holes so you can create tassels in different heights. If you want your tassel to be fuller simply turn your yarn around a few more times.

Make Handmade Cards with The Works All In One Tool by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I completed my card with a fussy cut image decorated with watercolors.

Make Handmade Cards with The Works All In One Tool by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Finally, my third card was very simple. I used a tag and created a bow with the same pegs as the tassel. Perfectly tied bows all the time! You can use ribbon, twine or thread and create a variety of bows.

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These sweet cards needed a lovely envelope so I used the Envelope Chart to determine the paper size I needed to use and using the Envelope Guide I scored all the lines.

Make Handmade Cards with The Works All In One Tool by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Next, I used the Envelope Punch and Corner Punch to finish my work. Lovely envelops in minutes!

Make Handmade Cards with The Works All In One Tool by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

And these are just a few things you can do with The Works! It is truly amazing and perfect for retreats and crops. Thanks for joining me today and have a great day!

Make Handmade Cards with The Works All In One Tool by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Eva

 

Supplies

The Works All in One Tool

“This is Family” line from Pebbles Inc.

World Card Making Day: Top 5 Card Ideas

Happy Monday crafters! Saturday is World Cardmaking Day, and in celebration we’ll be sharing handmade card inspiration all week long. Today we’re kicking things off with a roundup of the most popular card posts here on our blog, so get ready to pin some fabulous card ideas!

Cupcake Pop Up Card

Our most viewed handmade card is this cute Cupcake Pop Up Birthday Card! We love the pop up element, and cupcakes are always the perfect way to celebrate birthdays. Watch the video below to see the card in action!

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Pop Up Birthday Cake Card

Our next most popular handmade card on the blog is this festive pop up birthday cake card made with our Evolution Advanced and Pop Up Dies. Our fans really love their pop up cards! CLICK HERE to learn how to make one for your next celebration.

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Pocket Thank You Cards

Next up are these pretty Pocket Thank You Cards made with the Pocket Punch Board! These cuties could hold all kinds of things–gift cards, cash, tickets, notes, etc. Visit THIS POST to learn how to make them.

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Mini File Folder Card

How cute is this Mini File Folder Card? Apparently quite a lot of you think is pretty cute because it’s our next most popular handmade card on the blog. You can make your own with the Tab Punch Board and some journaling cards. CLICK HERE to learn how!

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Shaker Pocket Cards

The final card that has been most viewed on our blog is this fun Shaker Pocket Card made with the Photo Sleeve Fuse! We just love shaker pockets–they’re a blast to make and you can learn how to do it on the blog HERE.

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check back throughout the week for more World Card Making Day inspiration. Happy cardmaking!

5 Ideas for Handmade Cards

 

World Cardmaking Day 2018 | We R Memory Keepers

Happy Friday friends! Tomorrow is World Cardmaking Day and we’re celebrating today with a roundup of 5 Ideas for Handmade Cards. If you’re looking for card inspiration using our Punch Boards, Happy Jig, or other tools then you’re in the right place!

Make a Shaker Pocket with the Fuse Tool

Shaker pockets add a fun interactive element to your handmade cards. They’re easy to make with the Clear Cut Circle Punch, the Photo Sleeve Fuse Tool, and your favorite color sequins.

Handmade Halloween Card featuring the Clear Cut Circle Punch by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Make Mini Cards and Matching Envelopes with the Mini Envelope Punch Board

Mini handmade cards are perfect for including with birthday, shower, holiday, or other gifts. Use journaling cards, die cuts, or tags and make matching mini envelopes with the Mini Envelope Punch Board.

We R Memory Keepers Mini Envelope Punch Board

Create a Set of Coordinating Handmade Cards

While you’ve got your papers and embellishments out on your workspace, make a few cards that coordinate and can be used either together as a gift set, or separately for future occasions. Use different techniques and tools, like the Banner Punch Board, Word Punch Board, and Square Punch Board. If you’re making a creative mess, you might as well get as much out of it as you can!

Handmade Card Set featuring the We R Memory Keepers Word Punch Board, Banner Punch Board, and Square Punch Board

Layer Handmade Tags for Your Card Background

Layering DIY gift tags on the background of your card creates depth, texture, and visual interest. Make custom tags in no time with the Tag Punch Board. It’s a great way to use up your paper scraps too!

Handmade Card featuring the We R Memory Keepers Tag Punch Board

Make a DIY Envelope Liner to Match Your Handmade Card

The 123 Punch Board is the most versatile of all Punch Boards! Check out this beautiful handmade card and envelope. Can you guess which elements were made with the 123 Punch Board? If you guessed the Bow, Banner, Envelope and Liner you are correct! It’s the ultimate tool for any crafter.

Handmade Card and Matching DIY Envelope featuring the We R Memory Keepers 123 Punch Board

We hope these handmade card ideas have helped inspire your own cardmaking projects. Have a wonderful and creative World Cardmaking Day tomorrow, and come back and visit us next week for more craft tutorials.

Supplies:

Mini Envelope Punch Board
Tag Punch Board
123 Punch Board
Clear Cut Circle Punch
Photo Sleeve Fuse Tool
Word Punch Board
Square Punch Board
Banner Punch Board

 

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

Three Ways to Use the Crop-A-Dile on Your Handmade Cards

Hello and welcome to our blog! It’s Eva here today showing you how to use your eyelets in three different ways to create some fun cards.

Handmade Cards featuring the Crop-A-Dile and Eyelets by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The new Eyelet Cases are absolutely amazing. They come in three different hues (pastel, bright and metallic) and have medium sized eyelets and shaped eyelets like stars, flowers and hearts, how cool is that?

The first way you can use your eyelets is simply to pass some twine or thread between 2 of them. I began my card by making a few points where I wanted my eyelets to be. Tip: Use your Square Guide to make perfectly aligned lines every time!

Square Guide by We R Memory Keepers

Next, I used my Crop a Dile to poke holes on my card and set the eyelets

Crop-A-Dile and Eyelets by We R Memory Keepers

On each thread I wanted to hang a letter so I used my Word Punch Board and matching cardstock to punch the word “Hello”

We R Memory Keepers Word Punch BoardHandmade Cards featuring the Crop-A-Dile and Eyelets by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory KeepersHandmade Cards featuring the Crop-A-Dile and Eyelets by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I thread some embroidery floss trough the eyelets and embellish them with sequins and other small things.

Handmade Cards featuring the Crop-A-Dile and Eyelets by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Another way you can use eyelets is to cover an entire shape like a circle, a heart or a flower. The heart eyelets were perfect for my “I Love You” card. I cut the sentiment with my electronic cutting machine and then drew the heart shape on a small piece of cardstock.

Handmade Cards featuring the Crop-A-Dile and Eyelets by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I set all my eyelets very close to each other making sure all the white space of my shape was covered. Finally, I put some colored cardstock on the back and glued the top of the card with some 3d dots.

Handmade Cards featuring the Crop-A-Dile and Eyelets by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

 

The third way you can use eyelets is simply to accent the card, like you would use enamel dots!

For this card I used my Precision Press Advanced to stamp a star background on my white cardstock. This tool is really amazing, it made my job really easy and the best part is that you can go on and stamp again if you didn’t make it right the first time!

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced

I added a sentiment “I Love You More Than All The Stars” and added some gold eyelets here and there.  Super simple and fun!

Handmade Cards featuring the Crop-A-Dile and Eyelets by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

What do you think? Do you use eyelets to embellish your projects! Why don’t you try some of these techniques next time?

Handmade Cards featuring the Crop-A-Dile and Eyelets by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory KeepersHandmade Cards featuring the Crop-A-Dile and Eyelets by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Square Guide

Precision Press Advanced

Eyelet Cases

Crop a Dile

Make Unique Accents for your Handmade Cards with the Happy Jig & Tassel Loom

This Saturday in World Cardmaking Day, so we’re celebrating all week with plenty of handmade card inspiration from our design team. Rebecca’s up first with some unique cards she made by combining two new tools.

Hello!  It’s Rebecca with you today and I have a fun way to pair up 2 of my favorite WRMK tools, the Happy Jig and the Tassel Loom.  Tassels are everywhere, which I’m happy to say, I love.  I’ve been making my own for a few years now, but I mostly limited myself to embroidery floss since it was the least time-consuming way that I found to do it.  However, embroidery floss can be expensive and limiting.  The Tassel Loom has broadened my tassel-making horizons, and when I realized I could easily add tassels to the words and images I made with the Happy Jig, my life got even better!

Happy Jig Tassel Cards by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

 

I made two simple cards with the highlights being words I fashioned with the Happy Jig.  I kept the cards basic to give the wired sentiments the spotlight.  There’s nothing basic about those wired words, as I’ve added tassels to them!  I have a quick tutorial to show you how I did it, since it deviates slightly from the Tassel Loom directions.  Also, I’m demonstrating with a paper clip, but the idea is exactly the same if you want to add tassels to Happy Jig creations.

Loosely following the official Tassel Loom instructions for ‘floss and other non-flexible materials’ to create a 2” tassel, I performed Step 1 with sewing thread.  I wrapped the thread around the loom until I reached my desired thickness, then moved on to Step 3, skipping Step 2.

Happy Jig Tassel Cards by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I held the thread and cut where the loom indicates at the top and bottom, being sure to hold the thread lengths firmly in the middle!  (That’s important!)

We R Memory Keepers Tassel Loom

We R Memory Keepers Tassel Loom

Next, I pushed one end of my thread through a loop in my wired shape (or paper clip end).  This is easier than it looks!  Try pinching the ends; this step is akin to threading a large needle eye with 100-ply thread!

Happy Jig Tassel Cards by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Once I got the end of my thread through the loop, I folded it over and pinched it near the top.  I wound thread around the body of the tassel to create the neck and to hold it in place on the wired loop.  With thread, I don’t count how many times I wrap it around; I eyeball the thickness based on what looks good and proportionate to me.  Once you’ve got a thickness you’re happy with, tie it off in the back and trim the ends to even up the bottom.  Repeat the steps to add more tassels to your project.

Happy Jig Tassel Cards by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Happy Jig Tassel Cards by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I started doing these for my journal spread last month, moving on to the wired words because I loved the outcome so much.  The Tassel Loom makes it a breeze to do, too; without the structure and guidelines of that tool, the thread would be too unruly.

Happy Jig Tassel Cards by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

A friend of mine is a big planner girl and I made this “Hustle” piece for her to add to her planner.  I found the template on the @werhappyjig Instagram page, and I added the clip to the ‘H,’ as directed.

Happy Jig Tassel Cards by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory KeepersHappy Jig Tassel Cards by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I thought it would be fun if I used the “Hustle” clip as a part of a greeting card, so I adhered the the patterned paper to the card base with strategically placed 3-D foam dots and clipped the word onto it.  She can take it right off and use it in her planner!

Happy Jig Tassel Cards by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I spelled “GET IT GIRL” with the Word Punch Board and backed it with gold glitter paper to add extra sparkle to this card, cheering her on in all her endeavors.

Happy Jig Tassel Cards by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

The second card also has a wired sentiment with tassels, but instead of clipping this one to the card, I glued it on with small dabs of hot glue.  There’s a layer of pale pink tulle underneath the word to go with the celebratory “Yay” vibe and the bright pink tassels!

Happy Jig Tassel Cards by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I found the “Yay” template on the @werhappyjig Instagram page, as well.  There are so many fun options there, so if you’re looking for something different, I suggest giving that page a follow.

Happy Jig Tassel Cards by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I love the way the tassels look on my wired words and it’s a great way to dress them up!  This technique really makes them the star of greeting cards and will add a festive feel to gift tags and gift wrap, as well.  Are you going to give it a try?!

Happy Jig Tassel Cards by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Supplies:

The Happy Jig

Tassel Loom

Word Punch Board

Card Week: Guest Designer Betsy Veldman

Happy Friday friends! We’re closing off Card Week with a special guest designer, Betsy Veldman! Betsy is a wife, a SAHM to three super kids and is addicted to her paper and scissors. She loves scrapbooking and papercrafting of all kinds and is an expert cardmaker and stamper. We’re thrilled to have her!

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Betsy had the chance to play around with the Frame Punch Board and some elements from the Pebbles Girl Squad collection. Check out the beautiful card she created. We love all the yummy layers!

Frame Punch Board card by Betsy Veldman for We R Memory Keepers

Frame Punch Board card by Betsy Veldman for We R Memory Keepers

Here’s what Betsy has to say about her card:

“The Girl Squad collection is filled with my favorite colors…it’s so fun and happy!  The Frame Punch board is an amazing (yet simple!) tool.  I was impressed with how quick and easy it was to make frames of all sizes.  I cut three frames from the Girl Squad patterned papers, starting with the same overall rectangle size, and just changing the width of the frame.  I also cut the same size frames from plain cardstock — two of each size, then layered everything to create lots of dimension!  I sandwiched some diecuts between the layers, and used one of the sentiment diecuts inside the smallest frame.  For a fun finishing touch, I used the awesome striped washi tape from the Girl Squad collection around the edges of my stack of frames!”

Frame Punch Board card by Betsy Veldman for We R Memory Keepers

Frame Punch Board card by Betsy Veldman for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for joining us for Card Week! We hope you enjoy World Card Making Day tomorrow, and that you get the chance to create some beautiful cards.

Card Week: Clear Cut Punch Halloween Card

Hello crafty friends! It’s Aly here today sharing some card inspiration. I love making handmade cards and sharing them with friends. I collect them in baskets and then pull one out whenever I have the need. It adds that extra special touch when I need to share something with a friend or loved one. I also love how helpful We R tools are for cards. They make the creative process faster and more fun!

Clear Cut Punch Halloween Card by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Check out this festive Halloween card I made using the Pink Paislee Spellcast collection, the new Clear Cut Circle Punch, and some of my other favorite tools!

Clear Cut Punch Halloween Card by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I started by trimming my card layers, and trimming and scoring my card base with the Dial Trimmer. It’s so convenient to have multiple blades in one tool!

Next I used the Circle Clear Cut Punch to create a shaker pocket window on my card. Then I punched out a 3×4 inch frame with the Frame Punch Board and placed it around the shaker pocket.

Clear Cut Punches and Frame Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

I added some sequins and acrylic shapes to a 2×2 pocket from the FUSEables card kit, and then sealed it shut with the Photo Sleeve Fuse.

Photo Sleeve Fuse by We R Memory Keepers

I added a stitched border around the shaker window with my Stitch Happy and some Gold Metallic Thread. Tip: to sew the circle border I traced it lightly with a pencil first, and then sewed it by rotating the handwheel to control the speed.

Stitch Happy Sewing Machine by We R Memory Keepers

Finally, I assembled and embellished my card with a few stickers and die cuts. I tied some Gold Metallic Stitch Happy Thread around the sentiment to add emphasis.

Clear Cut Punch Halloween Card by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Clear Cut Punch Halloween Card by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

What I love about the new Clear Cut Punches is that you can punch anywhere on your paper. I’m excited to try this technique with the other shape punches! Thanks for joining me today, and happy cardmaking friends!

Supplies:

Clear Cut Punch–Circle
Dial Trimmer
Stitch Happy sewing machine
Stitch Happy Metallic Thread–Gold
Photo Sleeve Fuse
FUSEables Card Kit
Frame Punch Board
Pink Paislee Spellcast Collection

Card Week: Bright and Beautiful Card Techniques

Hello WRMK fans and welcome back to the blog. It’s Chantalle with you today and I’d like to share some cards I have created with the help of clever WeR Punch Boards, LetterPress Kit and the fantastic new Dial Trimmer.

Handmade Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

This card uses beautiful Bazzill Premium Cardstock in Rose Quartz. The pack comes with four different prints, one being a soft ombré, which suited my card idea perfectly. It’s been layered up with some Amy Tangerine On a Whim #378746 Chipboard Stickers and some hand cut elements from On a Whim papers.

Handmade Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers
The cardstock has been de-bossed in a floral print with hot pink magenta pigment ink. I will admit to having a bit of a crush on this letterpress technique! This was my first time experimenting with Letterpress, which comes in a very handy Starter Kit and includes everything you need to get started. *Note:  You will need a tool like the Evolution Advanced to be able to create a de-bossed effect.

Right at the bottom of this pile of embellishments, are some pretty On a Whim Washi tapes. I love their tropical vibes! I’ve also used my new Washi Tape Chomper to create the perfect pennant shape. This clever little tool is so easy to use – simple measure the size tape you have, align the tape and then press to cut the shape.

Handmade Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Here is an image of the Letterpress just before it’s rolled through the Evolution Advanced. I adhered the plate to the base, then inked it up, aligned the paper and then rolled it through the Evolution.

Letterpress Kit and Evolution Advanced by We R Memory Keepers

This is a card I created using the same ‘Hello’ plate, combined with the word ‘sunshine’ (both included in the starter kit). I gave some Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock a light watercolour wash and then inked up the plates with yellow pigment ink and debossed it.

Handmade Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers 

The sunny brights give this card a very happy vibe!

Handmade Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

This next card is very simple in it’s composition.

Handmade Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I’ve used my Dial Trimmer to trim some thin strips of patterned paper, having fun with the different edge finishes!

I laid all the strips up, adhering them to the front of my card, then trimmed off the excess with my Supreme Ruler.

Dial Trimmer and Supreme Ruler by We R Memory Keepers

The beveled and scalloped edges have a relaxed feel to them and the strips co-ordinate nicely with the fun On a Whim Chipboard Stickers which I have used to add my greeting.

Handmade Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers
My final card turned out so fun and I’m really excited to share it with you!

It’s a self contained card and envelope in one, which has a perforated area which, when pulled back, reveals a greeting.

Dial Trimmer by We R Memory Keepers

To start, I used my Envelope Punch Board to create an envelope for a 4×6 landscape card. This punch board is a firm favourite of mine! Once I had measured and trimmed my paper, I went about creating the envelope, but didn’t seal it. Instead, I used my ruler to draw two lines, in the centre of the front of the card, about an inch and a half apart.

I then used the perforated blade on the Dial Trimmer over the lines I had drawn.

Envelope Punch Board, Dial Trimmer, and Supreme Ruler by We R Memory Keepers

Next I created the little postcard for inside the envelope. I typed up a message on my Typecast Typewriter  and embellished the striped paper with some On a Whim clear and chipboard stickers.

I placed the card, face-down onto the prepared envelope sheet and folded it up, adhering it shut.

The final step, was creating a little tab so the recipient would know to pull open the perforated area. I used my Tab Punch Board to create a ‘small’ side tab and then, used a blade to very carefully cut a small slit on the far right hand side of the perfed section. I slid the tab inside, making sure it was well adhered, so it wouldn’t come off when in use.

Handmade Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers
The moment of truth…. Success!

Handmade Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I’m so happy with how this card turned out – such a fun surprise card, thanks to my Dial Trimmer!

Handmade Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers
Thanks so much for joining me today. I hope you have as much fun creating with these fabulous tools as I do!

Handmade Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

 

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

Supreme Ruler

Envelope Punch Board

Tab Punch Board

Dial Trimmer

Typecast Typewriter

Evolution Advanced

Letterpress Kit

Pigment Ink Pads

Washi Tape Chomper

Amy Tangerine On a Whim #378737 Patchwork 12×12

Amy Tangerine On a Whim #378718 Full Bloom 12×12

Amy Tangerine On a Whim #378748 Stickers Book

Amy Tangerine On a Whim #378746 Chipboard Stickers

Amy Tangerine On a Whim Washi Tape

Bazzill Premium Cardstock – Rose Quartz