How To: Feathers from Washi Tape

Washi Tape Feathers with Happy Heart Embossing Folder from the Stampin' Up Occasions 2015

How are you liking the new Occasions 2015 Catalog this spring?  Stampin’ Up! did a really great job of giving us a TON of new products that are wonderful! I love a lot of things in the catalog, but the Happy Heart embossing folder is definitely near the top of my list.

Last week I mentioned that I watched the Stampin’ Up! Leadership conference live, via an online feed. One of the really special things that Shelly, our CEO, showed us how to make were these amazing feathers from Washi Tape.  Who would have thought?!?  But, they look AMAZING!

Do you love it? I certainly do.  I’ll admit on this card it looks fun and feminine, but you could easily pick a neutral washi tape and dark colors to give any card and instant masculine look (I’l post a picture of this later, so keep an eye out). Here’s the skinny:

Directions

  1. Lay two pieces of washi tape side by side, slightly overlapping, face up (pattern side down, sticky side up).
  2. Lay a piece of twine lengthwise in the middle of the two face up pieces of tape.
  3. Layer two additional pieces face down (pattern up) and press to seal.
  4. Cut the ends of the tape so that they taper into a point, leaving a twine tail at one end.
  5. Cut small diagonal cuts on both sides of the twine to make a feathered look.
  6. Fluff the cuts to that the feather comes to life.

What do you think? Really simple, right?  Okay here are two additional photos of this card that is embossed with Happy Hearts. I pulled apart the gold sequin trim to add sequins to the front of the card and tied a tiny gold ribbon bow at the end to the feather. This particular washi tape is from the Everyday Adventure Project Life Accessory pack, but you could easily substitute for your favorite tape.

The complete list of ingredients (supplies) is listed below the cards and there is a downloadable versions as well.  And, don’t forget to check out the WEEKLY DEALS; they are listed below also.

Washi Tape Feathers with Happy Heart Embossing Folder from the Stampin' Up Occasions 2015 Washi Tape Feathers with Happy Heart Embossing Folder from the Stampin' Up Occasions 2015

 

SUPPLIES:

WEEKLY DEALS

Luckily this week, the deals include amazing Big Shot dies AND the 1/8″ Gold Ribbon that I use on so many projects (including today’s)!  And I am stoked about the Chalkboard banner being on sale! You can use the new chalkboard ink on this banner- AMAZING!  Enjoy and don’t forget to get them while they are in stock!

Happy Crafting!!

Butterfly Basics Tag

Sale A Bration Stampin Up 2015During Leadership Convention, we saw a lot of cute examples of tags. I made this pretty birthday tag to attached to a gift box.

Butterfly Basics Tag, Stampin Up Occasions 2015

 

Here is your supply list:

Hellooo Calypso Coral: Stampin’ Up! Style

Happy Monday my crafty friends!  My posts have been scarce recently.  This past week was the Stampin’ Up! Leadership event in Orlando, Florida and although I did not attend in person, I scheduled myself to attend the virtual sessions in the morning and afternoon each day.  It was a great chance to regroup, think about why I love Stampin’ Up! and learn how I can better share my love for stamping with you.

One of the things that resonated with me from the keynote speaker’s presentation was the impact of a handwritten note to a friend.  We cannot always image how much of a difference giving a handmade card or note will mean to the recipient.  We should be intentional about giving out our handmade creations.  We love them, and out our heart and soul into making them.  We love our creations and feel proud when we craft something beautiful.  Take your beautiful creation, write a personal note, and give it to someone special to let them know that you care, are thinking of them, and be an encouraging word in a time a of need.

With that in mind, I got to crafting.  Some of these projects will be made at Stamp Parties, classes or clubs and some will just be here for inspiration for you.

This is a sneak peek sampling of some cards made with my favorite designer series paper from the Occasions Catalog and the Best Day Ever stamp set free in the Sale-A-Bration mini.

 

Occasions Catalog 2015 samples

 

Now that you have seen the sneak peek, I will reveal a new project today!

Best Day Ever, Stampin Up Sale-A-Bration

I will start with this simple Thank you card.  The sentiment You Made My Day and the dots are from the Best Day Ever sale-a-bration stamp set.  This stamp set is free with a $50 purchase. It is on a Whisper White base, with a Calypso Coral card stock layer.  The stamping is in Calypso Coral as well as finished off with Sale-a-bration ribbon in Calypso Coral (also free with $50- includes 3 rolls of ribbon and buttons).

 

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