Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Shaker cards with the We R Memory Keepers Photo Fuse? Easy!

 I recently hosted an all day local crop, along with a friend.  We had so much fun meeting crafty friends that we only knew online, as well as re-uniting with old friends.  Of course, it was the perfect opportunity for me to work on some new projects.

As luck would have it, my pal Cassie, from Cassie's Craftspot, brought the brand new We R Memory Keepers Photo Fuse, still new in the box and untouched by human hands!  To put the icing on the cake, she let me break it in.  Ah....a girl after my own heart..... (check out her crafty Youtube channel and you might catch her husband goofing off in the background!)

But first, we must have something to create with the WRMK Fuse, so, I started by coloring this image, from the ADORNit Art Play Paintables set "Sweet", with my Tombow dual brush pens

Once I colored my image, I placed it into a pocket protector, along with my sequins and bling.  Next, I lined up where I wanted to fuse and began working that precision machine like a surgeon with a scalpel! Be sure you use a thick craft mat as this did leave some burn mark. (thanks Meg, for letting me burn your mat!)

Here's my shaker pocket, all finished.  Did I mention the pretty paper?  Also, from ADORNit.  It's their blender paper and I LOVE it!  I'm using the blue chevron and pink.

Next, it was on to the panel card and frame for my "pocket of colorful, blingy goodness".  I used some fun green mesh ribbon from May Arts Ribbon and adhered strips to the backside of my panel with Tombow adhesive.

I free hand just about everything and the square to this panel was cut with my craft knife so that it was about 1/4"-1/2" smaller than my fused pocket.  I ran adhesive on my white cardstock and centered my pocket, then centered my panel on top of that and popped it out with foam squares. 

You see all those pretty, colorful blingy things that I used for shakers?  Most of that came from So Suzy Stamps.  Skittles and Sequins.  I used the "Stream" blue skittles along with pink sequins.   They are gorgeous little chunks of delight!  Of course she has lots of stamps and other fun goodies.  You should check her out.  I'll be featuring one of her stamps later in the week.

Yup.  I'm going to have to get me one of these.  The fuse, that is.  They are on back order EVERYWHERE.  I couldn't even find information about it at the We R Memory Keepers website. But it's definitely on my wish list.  It was super easy to make shaker pockets and anything that makes my crafty life easy is a keeper in my book!

Additional supplies: Stickles Frosted Lace, white gel pen, The Paper Studio square foam dots

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