Monday, November 3, 2014

A DIfferent Way to Washi

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How in the world did we ever manage without washi tape? I remember when I first heard about this addicting tape. It was around the time I was getting married. I was instantly hooked! I decided every DIY I project I was working on needed to be covered in washi tape. If one I my projects looked like it needed something more, I just added washi tape!

I was looking at my washi tape stash the other day and was trying to think of a quick project that was a little bit out of the box. I ended up using my washi tape as a backer to my die design.  All I did was punch out my die and then glue a strip of paper with washi tape on it to the back of my design.  My die design turned into a frame for my washi tape. It also added a subtle pattern to my card.

Make sure you check out the 3M Scotch Washi Tape and American Crafts Cardstock!

Here's what you'll need:
- Glue
- Scissors
- Die or Punch

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Lets get crafty!

Step 1: Create your card using your American Crafts Cardstock. Use your die cut or punch to the lower right hand side of your card.

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Step 2: Tape two pieces of washi tape (or more if your die or punch are larger) onto a piece of carstock.

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Step 3: Trim down your washi tape so it will fit behind your design.

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Step 4: Glue your cardstock with your washi tape to the back of our design.

washi tape, cards, diy, easy cards
washi tape, cards, diy, easy cards
washi tape, cards, diy, easy cards
washi tape, cards, diy, easy cards
washi tape, cards, diy, easy cards

5 comments

  1. These are quite brilliant actually and goergeous yet so "do-able"

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer! These were so fun to make.
      Meghan

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    2. Great idea. Thanks for sharing.
      Carol
      www.myartcarolannharlan.typepad.com

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  2. I think this is really a cool idea using the washi tape, we all have more than a few rolls!!!! I have seen a few pretty crafty ideas using washi....latest my 11 year old granddaughter using it to decorate her school folders, we did book markers too!! Great stuff!!

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  3. I am obsessed with washi tape! There are so many ways to use it. I love the idea of adding it to folders and book markers!
    Meghan

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