Hi! Have you been collecting washi tape and just not quite sure how to use it? Or, maybe you are looking for more ideas? I have put together four projects using 2014-2016 In-Color washi tape. Here are three of them…
Let’s look at each more closely. First the votive candles. These are so easy. I wrapped the tape twice around the outside. Add a votive holder with a couple decorated votives; and, you have an adorable hostess; or, thank you gift. This is one that you can also give to guys! I know several bachelors that burn scented candles to make their room smell better! (This idea came from fellow demonstrator, Katina Martinez, Click here to see her website, loving life’s Little Blessings. She is the “go to person” on Project Life with Stampin’ Up!)
This next project is a journal. I started at the top on the front and just wrapped it on around to the back. Because it is on a diagonal, when you get to the bottom on the back you will need to work backwards to the top. If you have kept to a pattern, make sure you follow it as you work backwards. Then I wrapped small pieces of washi along the binding area and the edges. Small pieces used up left over ends from covering the cover; and, stays with the varied color scheme. When the small pieces were used up, I went to longer pieces.
(Katina did this with coasters. She wrapped each end around to the back and then used felt to make it look nice.) I cover lots of little journals for gifts. These are great gifts for guys whether they are covered with cardstock, designer paper, or washi. My son pointed out this was neat, as the washi has a wax like coating, which would make it at least a little waterproof; or, possibly cleanable.
My third project is a card and envelope. I made three stripes across the bottom of a white sheet of cardstock with a slight space between each, using different washi tapes. How easy is that? Then I stamped a design and sentiment from the “For All Things Stamp Set”. Next, add three candy dots for more decoration and balance. Remembering no naked envelopes, I added a strip of washi to the end. These In-Colors fit in with Autumn colors so well, don’t they?
For the last project I made a scrapbook page. This was so easy. First I chose the color for the background. Hello Honey as I thought the washi tape would look best on that. However, the picture looked washed out so I chose to mat it in the mossy meadows. To add a little texture I embossed the mat with the woodgrain embossing folder. Then I made three stripes with the washi, leaving a little hello honey in between. The matted picture came next. Finally the last two colors as stripes, again with a little hello honey showing between. All that was left was the journaling/title. Since this is a page for an album with our horses, I really didn’t need to Journal, just leave his name as a title. To show an added versatility for washi tape, I made the title from that! I should have started the S a little closer to the left side; but, all in all I like the way it turned out.
I love these four 2014-2016 In-Color washi tape projects. Don’t you? I hope you can see just how easy and quick it is, to add washi tape to your project; or even, to do your whole project with them! I have to admit it was kind of fun. We have more washi tape collections in the Annual Catalog and Holiday Catalogs, available under the shopping menu on the bar at the top. Please share your creations with the rest of us. Leave your comments below, letting me know what you think of washi tape.
Until our next visit, Happy Stampin’ and Scrappin’, Paula