Freshly Brewed Projects – Ways With Washi

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This week the Latte Girls’ Team are bringing you projects to inspire you to use Washi Tape.

But What Is Washi Tape?

To put it simply, washi tape is a high quality masking tape made of rice paper. Rice paper is a bit of a troublesome term in and of itself but basically rice paper isn’t made of rice but usually out of other short, strong plant fibres.

But more than that, washi tape is a material which is beautiful yet useful at the same time. You can tear it, stick it, reposition it, write on it… The low tack adhesive makes it extremely easy to use (and reuse). I think it is so popular because it is so easy to use – and looks good while doing it!

I’m featuring the Playful Palette Designer Washi Tape in my projects today

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Here are my projects for today:

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I’ve just used my paper snips to trim off random pieces of Washi Tape to add to the card front. I’ve used the lovely stamp set Layering Love and Basic black Archival Ink to stamp the sentiment.

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The heart was created by placing strips of Washi Tape over Whisper White Card and punching out with the Sweet Heart Punch, then I added a Rhinestone. I continued the heart theme by stamping the envelope and the inside of the card with Peekaboo Peach and used the little heart from the stamp set.

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A fun project to do for parties or a special occasion, table decorations of Christmas using Stampin’ Up! themed Washi tapes.

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Here’s another fun idea. Cover a pencil with Washi tape. It makes a boring pencil look great and when you sharpen the pencil, the washi tape isn’t affected.

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This is my last project for today. If you have a plain notebook, brighten it up by using washi tape on the spine and then making some shapes to place on the cover. the shapes are just made by covering a bit of card and then punching out the shapes. I’ve used the 3/4″ Circle Punch and the Petite Petal Punch for my project.

Don’t forget you can use your Washi Tape for cards, scrapboooking and see the list below for more ideas.

What Can You Do With Washi Tape? Here are a few ideas:

1.    Make tiny flags. Wrap washi tape around a toothpick and cut triangles out to create a flag. Makes an adorable cupcake or sandwich decoration.

2.    Cover a boring notebook.

3.    Make decorative twisty ties.

4.    Make the most adorable gift wrap that ever existed.

5.    Use it to mark a calendar.

6.    Make your clothes pegs cuter.

7.    And your binder clips.

8.    Make magnets that look like pieces of tape.

9.    Decorate a candle.

10. Make a garland.

11. Or bunting for cupcakes.

12. Create tiny bookmarks..

13. Make mason jars just a little more special.

14. It makes a really easy photo frame.

15. Use it to cover book spines.

16. Make a ribbon for a winner.

  1. Make a really cute pencil holder.
  2. Decorate an otherwise boring cork board.
  3. Decorate glass candle holders.
  4. They make adorable candy wrappers.
  5. Decorate a door.
  6. Use it to label and organise.
  7. Make gift, luggage, or key tags.

24. Decorate a planter.

  1. Make your own washi tape. You can use tissue paper, napkins or even old newspaper.

26. Decorate your cups.

  1. Colourise your window blinds.

28. Transform a computer keyboard.

29. Line the inside of a lampshade.

30. Or the outside of one.

31. Washi tape a car.

32. Or a bike.

33. Or a staircase.

34. Label those cords.

35. It makes a pretty insane wallpaper.

36. Give yourself a washi tape pedicure.

37. Decorate some wooden spoons.

38. Make washi tape coasters.

39. Best IKEA hack ever: washi tape a boring table.

40. Decorate a ceiling fan.

41. Cover your laptop.

42. Decorate your furniture

43.  Be really artsy with it. Make it look like an art installation or gallery wall.

44. Wrap chopsticks with ‘em.

  1. Make a car track in a kid’s room.
  2. Decorate a wall shelf.
  3. Update your sunglasses.
  4. Cover an embarrassing iPhone case.
  5. Use it as temporary wallpaper.
  6. Cover an otherwise boring box.
  7. Make a playhouse.
  8. Redo a kitchen.
  9. Create a mural in a kid’s room.
  10. Decorate a fireplace mantle.
  11. And finally…You could just use it as regular old tape.

So now you have no excuse when you want to buy the lovely Stampin’ Up! Washi tape. There are selections in both the Annual and Holiday Catalogues, so make sure you check them out.

Please visit the other blogs in the hop this week. We do try to bring you something a little different each week to inspire your creativity.. See Leonie and Narelle’s inspiration and leave a comment too

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Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon to see what else I have to share.

Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share …

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