Friday, April 29, 2016

warm washi wishes

we're still celebrating the joys of decorative tape at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ and there's still a fun little prize from our lovely sponsor eyelet outlet for a random cardmaker who links up with us this fortnight, so why not join in the fun? here's what i made this week:

eyelet outlet washi tapes: holiday dots, ornaments, pink foil with white dots, music notes; sticky back bling: bumpy hearts, pink flower jewels (recolored with an alcohol ink marker), pearl strips; paper flowers in red and white; kromekote glossy cardstock: the paper kut; scraps of polka dot paper: doodlebug; adhesives: staples brand gluetape, 3m foam tape, sewing machine

this is one of my go-to tape techniques because it's EASY; it always comes out great each time; and (especially, lol!) you get to use a whole bunch of different tapes all at the same time!!! ♥

for once i actually remembered to take a pic before cutting the squares apart, so you could see just how very easy this is. you fill a (perfectly square) scrap piece of cardstock (or 1/2 fill in this case, i wanted there to be some of my original panel showing) with strips of various eyelet outlet washi tapes; to get a bit of variation, either use tapes of different widths, or overlap a few of them. in this case i worked diagonally, but for other styles you can lay the strips parallel to one edge, or even criss-cross for a sort of plaid effect! when you're all done, you cut the panels up into triangles (think quilt blocks!) and re-arrange them back together. how many triangles? it's up to you! 4... 8... 16... heck, you could probably do 32, if you have that kind of patience; these cards have eight segments each. to mix it up a little bit more, i covered two panels-- with the same tapes, but over different background papers; then i *swapped* four squares from each card. i arranged them in different patterns, and finished them with slightly different eyelet outlet paper flower stacks and sticky back bling

need a little more tape-based inspiration? stephanie has a fab card to show you and there are not one but TWO lovely designs from our awesome eyelet outlet design team cohort dawn mercedes barrett... so please do hop over to the ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ blog for a glorious eyeful of inspiration!


  1. Fabulous, what an awesome idea love it, I'm so washi taped challenged, and my Christmas tape is mia. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Great idea! I have a tub of washi... I can't help myself... I just buy it... Will have to use some of it up in this way! Thanks for idea!

  3. Great idea! I have a tub of washi... I can't help myself... I just buy it... Will have to use some of it up in this way! Thanks for idea!

  4. What a great technique Lauren, think I'll have to invest in some more washi tape so I can give it a try! Deb xo

  5. Thanks for the great tips, Lauren! I just purchased my first washi tape last week! Can you believe it? I love what you have done with your pretty projects! hugs, de {Creative Smiles}

  6. great ideas, gonna have to keep this post...I am so washi impaired and yet I have rollssssss of it.


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