Six Alternate Ways to Washi

washi tape, washi

Washi tape is one of those embellishments that I can’t seem to get enough of. It makes for wonderful focal points and accents on cards and scrapbook pages. But what else can you do with a drawer full of washi?

1) Cover the base of battery-operated tealights and use the same washi tape to “seal” the matching paper gift box you make.
2) Wrap different widths and coordinating designs of washi tape around a plain glass vase.
3) Make a bookmark by inserting a piece of washi tape through the big loop end of a paperclip and sticking it back on itself.
4) Run a piece of washi tape the length of a pincer-type clothespin and use the clothespins to hang up your cards.
5) Cover the barrel of a pencil by cutting strips of washi tape the length of the pencil, rolling the tape around the barrel, and trimming the ends as needed. Or wrap strips of washi tape perpendicular around the barrel for  more flair.
6) Create a custom photo frame by adhering a favorite photo to cardstock or designer series paper. Tear washi tape strips and place around the photo to make a frame. Decorate a binder clip with another piece of the washi tape and clip it to the top to hang your photo.

And a BONUS use for washi tape – use it to make tabs for your Stampin’Up! catalog. There is no end to what you can use washi tape for. What will you washi?

Mini Masterpiece Monday – Endless Washi Wishes Birthday

Endless Washi Wishes
Endless Washi Wishes

Endless Washi Wishes, Endless Washi Wishes, Endless Washi Whishes – whew, try saying that three times really fast – let alone typing it! Anyhoo, card base is Whisper White, followed by a mat in Melon Mambo run through the Big Shot with the Large Polka Dot textured impressions embossing folder. I then took a piece of scrap Whisper White and placed stripes of the Everyday Chic Designer Washi Tape on it before attaching it to my card front. Then a cute birthday cake from the Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set, and it was finished. And to add some pizzazz to the envelope, I added a strip of matching washi tape to the flap.

Sequin Shaker Celebration

Project Life Sequin Shaker
Project Life Sequin Shaker

A super quick and easy way to get a big wow is a shaker card, and using a Project Life Everyday Adventure card pack speeds it up even more. I chose the ‘Celebrate Every Day’ card and applied a border of raised adhesive cut from the edge of a sheet of Dimensionals. The sequins are from a strand of Bermuda Bay sequin trim. Then I stuck a piece of window sheet cut to 4″ x 4″ on top and covered the edges with washi tape from the Everyday Adventure Project Life Accessory Pack, and mounted the shaker onto a piece of Whisper White card stock base. The matching envelope was done on the Envelope Punch Board. And the final touch was to emboss a 4″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White card stock with the Large Polka Dot embossing folder and mount it on the front of the envelope. A little washi tape acted as my envelope closure on the back.

Sequin Detail
Sequin Detail


Oh Hello


This sweet card is a breath of fresh air! Read on for step-by-step instructions:

  1. Fold the Whisper White Cardstock in half to create the card. Splash drops of Melon Mambo ink on the Whisper White card.
  2. Cut a 5-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ piece of Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper and adhere it to a 5-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ piece of Brushed Gold Cardstock. Adhere the Brushed Gold piece to the middle of the Whisper White card.
  3. Stamp “Oh, hello” on a Tea Lace Paper Doily with VersaMark ink. Cover the greeting with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set. Adhere the doily to the card.
  4. Tear off a piece of Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape and put it on the doily.
  5. Thread the Whisper White Baker’s Twine through the Vintage Faceted Designer Button and adhere the button to the doily.
  6. Stamp the gingham image in Daffodil Delight ink on Whisper White Cardstock. Cut it into three pieces and adhere them to the card.

Oh, Hello Stamp Set, Gingham Stampin’ Around Wheel, Brushed Gold Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper, Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad, VersaMark Pad, Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill, Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape

More This And That

Here’s another spread in the Epic Day This and That journal. Do you see that washi tape? Squee!

This and That - spy the wash tape?
This and That – spy the wash tape?