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create to remember: die cuts and glitter tape

Welcome back to Create to Remember, Heidi’s weekly Craft Channel! I am Jen Evans, Heidi’s media team lead and educational assistant, filling in for Heidi this week! Heidi filmed this episode at the first of July and I have been just waiting for the chance for it to go live! It is one of my favorite new techniques to do with Heidi’s Marquee Love Glitter Tapes! Design team member Sarah Bargo posted this technique on her Instagram and we all had an “ah-ha” moment!

Heidi has a collection of dies that are in her handwriting. We all love to have Heidi’s handwriting available at our fingertips! If you use the Marquee Love Glitter Tape, that is designed to go along the outside of Heidi’s Marquee Letters, you can create custom glitter stickers! Let me show you how!


- Any Marquee Love 2″ Glitter Tape

- Wanderlust Metal Word Dies

- Manual Die Cut Machine like We R Memory Keepers’ Evolution Advanced



1. Cut glitter tape to the length of the die

2. With the Evolution Advanced use the setting on the dial to “Thick Paper”, place the dies on the shim. And run through the machine.

3. Remove the word from the die

4. Place your sticker on your project!

It is really that easy! To see Heidi do it herself and how easy it is to use the We R Memory Keepers Evolution Advanced, watch the video below! Then, have fun making your own custom glitter stickers!

create to remember: diy monthly dividers

Welcome back to another week of ‘Create to Remember‘! I am Jen Evans, Heidi’s social media director and media team lead, filling in this week. If you have a planner or love planning in any way, you are going to love today’s episode that Heidi filmed early last month! Life is just busy. It’s filled with so many appointments, meetings, birthdays, school, church events, and more! I have found, especially recently, that I need a bit of organization in my life. It helps me clear my mind to have everything written down in a planner or notebook.

I am excited about Heidi’s tutorial today because it comes at a perfect time – right before the kids go back to school! There is nothing like getting back on schedule at the start of a new school year!

Heidi’s DIY Monthly Dividers will keep you organized in an existing planner or a new one just for the new school year! It is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1. Use Heidi’s MemoryDex monthly cards and gather your favorite papers from the Wanderlust 5×7 paper pad.

2. Sandwich each MemoryDex card in between two pieces of paper with adhesive, making sure to cascade the months downwards as you go.

3. Use Heidi’s 4 Hole Punch to punch through your stack making sure that they are all aligned correctly. Then place them in a 5×7 binder, like Heidi’s Wanderlust albums!

Watch Heidi below and see how easy it really is to customize your own dividers! Want to show off your finished DIY planner dividers? Heidi and the media team would love to see them! Post your photos to Instagram by tagging @heidiswapp #heidiswapp or post your photo to Heidi’s Facebook wall!

create to remember : cinch travel journal

Hello, I am Jen Evans, Heidi’s social media manager and welcome back to another ‘Create to Remember‘ episode. Thank you again for your continued support and encouragement as Heidi takes some time to be with her family. The media team and I have been so encouraged to read your replies to our open discussion of “why you scrapbook” on Heidi’s Facebook page. If you would like to share the story of why you love this hobby, please do so by commenting on Heidi’s Facebook page right here. Our team has been so moved by the answers that we are wanting to compile and share some of them soon.

I am excited to tell you about this episode of My Craft Channel that Heidi taped for you last month and that is live today.

Ever since Heidi posted this travel journal on her Instagram feed from her Spotlight Tour last March, I have been waiting for her to share the details on how she created it! Heidi gave us a sneak peek inside only one page while she was away on her trip and today, we finally get to see the inside of it. I love it so much because it is a mix between a journal, planner, mini book, and travel album! It is perfect to carry with you in your purse to jot down those important “never-want-to-forget” moments.

Heidi created her journal with items from her Wanderlust collection. She used the Wanderlust Portfolio and also included a notebook, clear acetate, dividers, and the 5×7 pattern paper pad as inserts.

Heidi also shows how easy it is to use the Cinch by We R Memory Keepers, a binding machine. Honestly, when Heidi showed me how to use it for the first time I thought, “Why have I not used one before?!!!” The way she explains how to use the Cinch is so simple – you will be making your own mini albums and journals in no time!

Click play to see inside Heidi’s own album and watch as she shares the step by step process to create your own!


happy Wednesday! yay for a BRAND new episode up on my weekly webshow “Create to Remember” on ! today i am sharing a fantastic HIGH-impact project that can be created using the ADORABLE Minc Mini Machine! 

One of my closest friends’ son recently graduated from High School, and she recruited me to help her throw a little graduation party for some friends and family! I love to use my “Marquee Love” letters and numbers right along with the Minc Machine to create the perfect party decor! Creating a banner such as this one, is something that can be used over and over once you have made it once!

The Minc Mini is a 6″ Foil Applicator machine – it’s just like the 12″ machine… with 6 different heat settings and 4 rollers.  There are SO MANY of the pre-designed items that you can still use with this little cutie… in today’s episode i share a few ideas!


if you haven’t been quite ready to dive into the large 12″ machine… this little MINI version is the perfect place to start!  we have even created the foil rolls in this cutest 6″ size! and whats fun is that it’s all basically half price! All this MINI stuff is just now finally SHIPPING! yay!

Click below to this week’s show… i share a few quick tips, as well as some basic HOW TO info on creating a banner just like mine!  i will admit, this is pretty much a “go to” banner idea of mine… i used it for my cute niece’s party too,

and even for my 4th of July party!  

i just love that you can create such different looks by changing the background paper and the color of the foil! yes! i am getting quite the collection of these!  click play here:

ok… also… if you are looking for more ideas for using the Minc and the Minc Mini… check out the #hsMinc hashtag on instagram! i am constantly inspired by projects people post there!  Another great place you can check out for ideas and info is my YouTube channel…i am always adding new videos there! take a peek, and get inspired to Make Pretty Stuff!!

create to remember – fuse inspiration

Welcome back to “Create to Remember”!!! Today I am going to introduce you to the most amazing little tool by We R Memory Keepers called the Photo Sleeve Fuse!

I can’t believe that I now don’t have to pull out my sewing machine every time I want to make interactive pockets for my projects! I can now use the Fuse!

On today’s My Craft Channel ‘Create to Remember’ episode I show you how to use this genius tool to make my own pockets on this pocket page. I also show you how I made them for my Memory Planner too! Watch the video below and you will be hooked like I am!


If you are looking for the Fuse, HSN has it on special today! Click here to link directly to it and my Project Life collections on special too! 

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