Friday, January 3, 2020

personalize your 2020 planner with the foil quill freestyle pens

Are you ready to rock the new year? Have you got your planner set up for success in 2020? I'm getting my 2020 planners ready to go and I've got a really easy and cool way to personalize your planner cover. I'm a huge fan of foil--especially gold or rose gold foil--so I wanted to add a custom gold touch to my 2020 planner cover. It was easy and I'll show you how!

Personalize your 2020 planner cover with foil accents using the Foil Quill Freestyle Pens by We R Memory Keepers

I found my planner at Joann Stores, but you can use any leather or faux leather planner or journal cover for this. I also love the Journal Studio kits from American Crafts, which you can find HERE.

For projects that fit into my Silhouette Cameo I use my Foil Quill pens to add foil designs. But my go-to tool for adding foil accents to projects that don't fit into my cutting machine is the Foil Quill Freestyle Pens. They're also USB power, but they don't need to be inserted into a machine. The tools are shaped like a pen, they're ergonomic and easy to hold. The barrel is tapered so you can see exactly where you're placing the tip.

Personalize your 2020 planner cover with foil accents using the Foil Quill Freestyle Pens by We R Memory Keepers

The pens come in Fine, Standard, Bold and Calligraphy tips. I used the Bold tip for this project so the numbers were chunky and easy to see. Since these heat pens are USB power, let me share a few of my favorite ways to power them. For portability I love the We R USB Power Pack. It's perfect for on the go crafting, and I always use it to charge my phone when I'm traveling. It's light weight, has two ports and is very powerful.

Personalize your 2020 planner cover with foil accents using the Foil Quill Freestyle Pens by We R Memory Keepers

When crafting at home, I love to use the Foil Quill USB Modular Storage. I can store my pens, placement tape, foil rolls, and more in it, and it has three USB ports. Whatever power source you decide to use, let your pen heat up for 10 minutes before use.


I like to trim my foil so I don't waste any. Scissors don't work very well, so my favorite way to cut foil is to use a rotary cutter and a cutting mat. A magnetic cutting mat and ruler work well too.


To transfer the foil, I use placement tape (included in the Freestyle Pen Kit) to hold the foil on the cover. Then I write with about the same pressure and speed that I do with a regular pen or pencil--maybe slightly slower. The foil transfers beautifully onto real or faux leather.


Just imagine the possiblities with the Freestyle Pens! You can add a name, a quote, a mantra, a date, or anything else you can come up with. A personalized foil planner makes a great gift too. Thanks for stopping by, and Happy 2020!!

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