3 Ways to Master Washi Tape

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3 Ways to Master Washi Tape

Hello, hello crafty friends.  I hope you are enjoying your day.  I have some great tips to share with you today.  I have 3 different birthday cards that focus solely on using Washi Tape. We all love it, and I know I have a ton of it.  Sometimes I find that I hoard washi tape and forget to use it. I just really like buying it.  Not anymore- I will give you three ways to use up that washi and master the techniques!

1. As the print for a negative space

This is my favorite technique of the three ways I am going to share today. Using negative space on a card really makes it pop.  Here the Washi tape is lined up closely touching and the sentiment is die cut out of the washi tape background and the sentiment is popped up. Below I will show you the step by step photos of how you can make this card!

Learn how to master using washi tape to make 3 Washi Tape Birthday Cards from StampinFool.com

Instructions:

Layer washi tape on card stock. Make sure the tape is slightly overlapping or touching on both sides.

Learn how to master using washi tape to make 3 Washi Tape Birthday Cards from StampinFool.com

Using the Big Shot die cutting machine, line up the sentiment.  I love the magnetic platform to keep the letters in place where I want them.  *Pro tip: You can also use a small piece of washi tape to hold framelit and thinlit dies in place.

Learn how to master using washi tape to make 3 Washi Tape Birthday Cards from StampinFool.com

Run the platform through your Big Shot and save the little chads. You will need to cut up dimensionals into half pieces and adhere them to the back of the tiny letter innards.

Learn how to master using washi tape to make 3 Washi Tape Birthday Cards from StampinFool.com

Adhere dimensionals to the rest of the back side of the negative cut out card stock. Adhere to the card base, washi side up!

Learn how to master using washi tape to make 3 Washi Tape Birthday Cards from StampinFool.com

To get the HAPPY sentiment, ink the stamp in Watermelon Wonder then added a Post It note to cover the ‘Birthday; (which is die cut, so you don’t need it stamped).  Stamp on a little scrap and staple it to the card front.

Learn how to master using washi tape to make 3 Washi Tape Birthday Cards from StampinFool.com

Decorate the inside with a little more washi tape and a cupcake and enjoy!

Learn how to master using washi tape to make 3 Washi Tape Birthday Cards from StampinFool.comLearn how to master using washi tape to make 3 Washi Tape Birthday Cards from StampinFool.com

2. Make a Background Design

For this card, I cut the card base of Bermuda Bay card stock to 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″.  Crushed Curry cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″. Whisper White cut to 3 3/4″ x 5″.

Stamp YAY in Watermelon Wonder ink on a white scrap of paper and cut out.

Adhere strips of washi tape to the white panel to create a colorful background.

Use sequins to embellish.

Adhere YAY Presents with dimensionals so that it stands up!Learn how to master using washi tape to make 3 Washi Tape Birthday Cards from StampinFool.com

3.  Make Candles

You can make this sweet candle card in less than 5 minutes.  Grab the rolls of Cherry On Top washi tape and start tearing.  Add washi tape side by side and touching along the bottom of the card.  Stamp the candle flames with Crushed Curry Ink.

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How easy way that? Don’t you love these three easy washi tape cards.  Keeping washi tape on hand allows you to make a quick and easy card in a crunch, but still gift something handmade and special!

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Quick and Easy DIY Dragonfly Friend Card

Stampin' Up! Awesomely Artistic handmade dragonfly card using the clear block stamping technique at StampinFool.com.
Today I have a really quick card to share with you. It’s drop dead gorgeous. The colors are bright and pop. The sentiment is simple: friendship. 

If I had one word to describe 2016, it’s friendship. I am really working on cultivating friendships this year. I’m making time to chat on the phone, send little daily photos, email friends I don’t talk to often enough, and up the coffee dates. I mean seriously, who doesn’t love a coffee date. 

Friendships go hand in hand with self care. And we all know how important self care is, especially when you are working your butt off or staying at home with littles all the time. It’s downright exhausting. 

For the handmade friendship card, I used the Stampin’ Up! stamp set Awesomely Artistic which features a dragonfly. Start with a White base of glossy patterned paper that’s 4″ x 4″ and another layer that’s 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ adhered with dimensionals. You will need a clear block, size C. Lay half of the block in Wild Wasabi ink and roll the rest in Bermuda Bay ink. Hold the block arms length away and spritz it with water. Stamp the wet block onto the white later. Stamp the dragonfly and sentiment in Night of Navy ink. That’s it! You’re done and you have a beautiful card for a sweet friend. 

Stampin' Up! Awesomely Artistic handmade dragonfly card using the clear block stamping technique. at StampinFool.comStampin' Up! Awesomely Artistic handmade dragonfly card using the clear block stamping technique at StampinFool.com

Social Media Stat Tracker- FREE Printable

Social Media Stat Tracker FREE PRINTABLE from StampinFool.com

Hello, Hello.  I have an awesome surprise for you today.  In addition to a sneak peek of the sweetest little friendship project ever that I am going to show you, I have made the best Weekly Social Media Statistics Tracking printable page for you to use in your business. Whether you are a blogger like me, craft show vendor, small creative business owner, or the like this printable is going to be super useful.

I like to keep up with statistics.  In fact, I use the Secret Blogger Business #BlogYeah Planner to keep up with monthly goals, stats, and challenges for myself and my businesses/blogs (yep, I have more than one– and I highly recommend the #BlogYeah Planner).  It has multiple pages for each month, an a really great monthly stat tracking worksheet.  But alas, I am a compulsive stat checker, so I needed something a little more comprehensive.  And when you can’t find one, you make your own.  So I made a printable PDF for you- two ways- to track your important stats.  You’re welcome!

So here’s what I came up with- a weekly stat tracker for your page views, visitors, Facebook Likes, Pinterest followers, Instagram followers, Twitter followers, You Tube subscribers, Mailing list.  The chart goes from now, April 2016- March 2017, weekly quoting stats every Wednesday.  At the end of the document I also included a blank template with a few extra social media blanks to fill in your choice as well as no dates so you can choose the schedule which you wish to track.

And one more bonus, I am adding in a yearly stat tracker for you to use!  Here’s a peek at the trackers. They are beautiful, watercolored, hand lettered with pretty font and cute social media buttons!  You’re going to love using them.  The download link is available below in a PDF.

Social Media Stat Tracker FREE PRINTABLE from StampinFool.com DOWNLOAD IT HERE:  Social Media Stat Tracker– Blank

DOWNLOAD IT HERE: Social Media Stat Tracker– Weekly

DOWNLOAD IT HERE: Social Media Stat Tracker – Monthly for the Year 2016

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Alright, the last thing is that I promised a sneak peek of tomorrow’s project which will just make you squeal!   Eek!  Isn’t it adorable. I just love this little treat holder. I can’t wait to share more photos and the detailed instructions with you tomorrow.

Birthday Bouquet Designer Paper with Cups and Kettle Framelits from the Stamping Up 2016 Occasion Catalog

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