Friday, May 17, 2013

Washi This, Washi That...

So many possibilities!
I love to decorate home decor and alter items.
Washi tape is a new favorite medium.

We recently did a busy bag swap at MOPS 
and it got me thinking about what else I 
could do to keep my {gasp} toddlers busy.
They are getting so big :(.   
For Christmas we bought them a 
quilted type fishing set and the love it.
So I thought miniatures would be perfect.
I lined the bottom of the tin with blue 
washi to make water as well decorated the
 top with washi tape in the colors of the fish.  
I then used a cricut image to top it.  
I used Paper Doll Dress Up and Animal Kingdom.
I made a template for the fish 
with chipboard and traced it onto felt.  
I just cut, sew and stuff and tada fish!
I used a small dowel for the fishing rod 
attached bakers twine, and asked my 
husband to sew Velcro on the end. 
These were perfect for the diaper bag. 
We put them to use on Mother's Day and the girls loved them.

Wooden peg dolls are adorable but with 
washi tape dresses they look so much fancier.
I drew on the faces then went to work with dress designs.

I found this little shelf at Marshall's on clearance a few weeks ago.  
Had it gone where it was intended it might have stayed just white.
But it didn't work there so I am using it in my craft room instead.
The washi tape just started wrapping its self lol.  

I did my light switch to match of course.

I used a bath tile to create this little piece of art.  
The background is all washi tape.  

What have you washi taped?

Washi Cards

I love that Washi Tape can be used just like ribbon. 
You can make flowers and even bows with it!  
Amazing stuff!
Here are the cards I've created.

For our National Scrapbook Day Crop I made 
each cropper a mini card set to take home.  
 These 3x3 cards were perfect projects to work 
on while in the living room watching Tv.  
Remember washi tape looks best on a light colored back ground.

Strips of washi tape going down with 
banner style ends help embellish a card.

Doing an actual banner is even better.   
You can also write & stamp on washi 
tape when you use permanent ink.
I used Stazon ink to stamp the little presents here.

This has been a card posted multiple times on 
Pinterest and I loved the idea so much I had 
to do my own.   I love it, so simple and adorable.   
I would love to make more for our Christmas 
cards this year, however I'll have to use 
some thing else to make the ornaments .  
Inspired by this card:

Another idea from a Pinterest card.   
Just line up your tape on a piece of 
copy paper and puch out your desired image.
Inspired by this card: 

I hope these inspire you as well. happy crafting!

Washi Layouts

Although most our class will be decorative items for
home, washi tape is fantastic for scrap booking.

I did three layouts using washi tape in multiple ways 
with inspiration from layouts posted on Pinterest. 

Looking at colors these inspire me most right now.  
How could they not with twin girls a house full of pink.  
This a photo take for their first birthday. 
Adding strips as part of the back ground is easy
and it engages the eye to both the background and photo.
Inspired by this sketch:

I loved the way the washi tape framed the photos in 
the inspiration layout and just had to try it myself.  

With this layout I also added a little bit of doodling/zentangle around the circles.
Inspired by this layout:

Thanks for looking. 
Happy scrapping'!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Washi Tape Class!!

Getting ready to host a washi tape class and 
I can honestly admit I'm in love with all things washi!!
Ok ok fine I think I'm obsessed!  Lol!
Last month mom, two friends and I went to CKC Mesa.  
One of our classes was Washi 101 with Queen & Co.
We learned quite a bit like how there's a million different 
designs, it looks best on white or light color backgrounds,
and you can use it on any solid/non porous surface.

The possibilities are endless!  
Durning our class we'll be exploring some of those possibilities.

Class Project Include:
~ Note Book (Learn to make 2 types of washi flowers.)
~ Photo Frame (There are 4 different crafty quotes to choose from.)
~ 2 x Tea lights
~ Pencil
~ 3 x Tooth Pick Banners
~ 3 x Binder Clips
~ Birthday Tag (Learn to make a twist tie)
~ 3+ Paper Clips (Not Pictured.)
~ 2 x Clothes Pins (Not Pictured.)

The ladies in our class will be able to choose from many 
many styles of tapes as they have access to my personal 
supply as well as two other ladies will be sharing theirs.  

When ever I do a class I try to do a run through either on 
my own with the help of a friend or family member.
This time I lucked out and my wonderful mom helped me.
She had a blast and even said she can't wait to take it again :).

I'll be back again soon to show off a few of my sample 
projects using the super cute washi tapes I've acquired.  

*Looks like I'll be posting a little more often 
if my nifty new toy (iPad mini) allows me to.
Have I washi taped it yet? 
No but I have thought about it :).