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Flower Punch Board Tutorial, Coupon + Giveaway

Hello everyone! Have you heard the news that We R Memory Keepers and American Crafts are now one company? I am excited about this acquisition. For my Studio post today, I used the new WRMK Flower Punch Board and some beautiful paper from AC/Pebbles Special Delivery. The flowers are BIG – ranging from 3″ to 9″ in diameter. I had so much fun mixing and matching the sizes. It is amazing how these beautiful flowers were made from a simple punch board and a stem kit! Flower sizes and simple directions are printed on the board but it took me a while to figure out how to fold the petals. Once you have it figured out, it will be very fun and relaxing! So I put together a quick tutorial to share today! Tutorial Flower Size: S (5″ dia.) Paper Size: 2-5/8″ x 12″ 1. Punch and Score: Follow the directions printed on the board. 2. Fold the […]

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Faux Watercolor Look on Vellum

Hello everyone! I was excited about all the new dies and embossing folders from Lifestyle Crafts / We R Memory Keepers. I immediately ordered a few of my favorites using my Studio Team credits. I played with the Mason Jar Die yesterday and wanted to share what I have discovered while playing: a faux watercolor look on Vellum! The Mason Jar was screaming to be cut with vellum! The technique is very simple: use your Copics or any other alcohol markers to color in the embossing window. Use as a template is one of my favorite features of this die! I was putting the colors on very liberally and was happy with the results! I traced the patterns with a 0.05 Copic multiliner to give them more definition. It was a nice surprise to find out that the “Be happy, it’s a decision.” sentiment from our Bowtiful Stamp Set fits nicely in the banners. Remember to bend your clear sentiment stamps if needed. I die […]

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Masking with Sew Easy Stitching Templates & A Giveaway

Hello everyone! The Sew Easy Stitching Templates have been on my wish list for a while. I placed my order for them as soon as they became available at We R Memory Keepers‘s official online store! WRMK is also generously giving me a set of the 4 new stitching templates as well as two spools of their Fancy Floss to giveaway on the blog here! Check out the details at the bottom of this post! I tried the stitching templates on paper (shared here) and decided to try a different surface with a masking technique! I’m very happy with my stitched muslin gift bag! A closeup before we get into the how-tos! How-tos The Sew Easy template I used is call ICON. It is the red one with fun iconic images. The templates are just a couple of dollars each but if you want to start with one, I would recommend […]

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Playing with Custom Letterpress Printing Plates from Lifestyle Crafts

Hello everyone! Popping in to share some fun I’ve had playing with the custom letterpress printing plates from Lifestyle Crafts / We R Memory Keepers. I love all the pre-designed printing plates  by Lifestyle Crafts, but I’ve always wanted to have some of my own. I’ve also got to play with the new and improved L Letterpress Platform (which will be available in WRMK official online store tomorrow, April 10!). I love that we have a few inks and some cleaning cloths to get started without further investment! Unboxing L Letterpress Platform (Watch it below or in HD on YouTube) Since I’ve shared a few letterpressed projects before, I get questions like “How does it really work?” all the time. I think it is a little hard to explain unless you’ve seen it in action. So here is my video: Custom Letterpress Printing Plates in Action (Watch it below or in HD on […]

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Bannerific – Quick & Easy Projects Using Banner It Kit

Hello everyone! It’s been a while since I shared projects using It Kits from Lifestyle Crafts / We R Memory Keepers. I had some time this week and played with Banner It Kit! This banner die kit can help us create 8 unique banners that can be divided into 3 categories. 1. Two-step Banner Dies Cut with these two dies from two complimentary colors/patterns to create a cool dimensional look while the project remains flat! 2. Dimensional Banner Dies These three dies are designed to be folded into dimension! 3. Detailz Banner Dies These three dies work the same way as the other Detailz Dies, they emboss and die cut our paper at the same time! To help bring out the beautiful details, I used them as stencils to add ink to the die cuts. Remember to clean the dies with water or baby wipe after use. Now, let’s see […]

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Take Me to Spring Gift Bags + Punch Board Giveaway

Hello everyone! I started to notice that the weather is getting warmer and more people are wearing shorts and flip-flops around here in Arizona. I hope that today’s project can bring a little sunshine to you if it is still cold there. Take Me to Spring Gift Bags Tips & Tricks Since the “legendary” Envelope Punch Board, We R Memory Keepers has expanded the punch board family to five. I used Gift Bag punch board for today’s project. All paper are from Pebbles Garden Party collection. There are many combinations of paper sizes to make a variety of bags. I would like to share what I did and what I learned. Butterfly Bag Paper: 4″Hx12″W; Bag: 3-5/8″W x 2-11/16″H x 2″D I like that it looks like a shopping bag and is big enough for gift cards and small treats! If you are using a patterned paper that has a direction, remember to turn […]

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Happy Hearts Wall Decoration for Valentine’s Day (Cloud Pattern in PDF and .studio)

Hello everyone! I’m sharing a Valentine’s Day decoration on Pebbles Blog today and thought it would be fun to share more step photos and a free pattern here. I picked a few of my favorite patterns from Pebbles Yours Truly collection and die cut a bunch hearts in various sizes. I used a set of nesting dies but you can also hand drew your own. I hand drew a cloud on the grid paper to be my base panel. I’ve made it into a pattern that you can download at the end of this post. I arranged the hearts in a random pattern and adhered them together with some foam adhesive. I also used some printed chipboard shapes for more visual interest. Finished! Download the cloud pattern here: Click on a link to go to the download page. You are welcome to share the projects you make with these  templates as […]

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