Pinterest-Inspired Cards Using Washi Tapes

Maria Russell CircleIt’s Maria back on the blog today!  I have been looking for some inspiration on Pinterest and decided to make some super easy and quick cards with some beautiful Washi tapes from the Paper House Productions!  Have you all checked them out yet at the shop? Holy, moly those Washis are so beautiful!   I feel like they need to be showcased more than just adding it to decorate your planners and notebooks.

I am so fortunate to be a design team member of Paper House Productions because not only to they make beautiful paper pads and stickers, these Washi Tapes are to die for! Look at how beautiful those prints really are, and with foiling!  Love, love, love them all! Here’s what I got to play with:

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For my first card, I started out by cutting my smooth white card stock to 5 1/2 X 4 1/4.  I layered the StickyPix Stargazer Washi Tape with the Wine Washi Tape set and die cut the card stock with the Wonky Stitched Rectangle Frames Die.   I also used my Bow punch to punch out the pieces to create my bow with a gold-foiled card stock to match the washi.

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I adhered my front panel onto the card base with my Xyron Tape Runner first, then adhered the gold bow on the foreground using a bit of hot glue.  I finished my card design by stamping the sentiment onto the card.

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Here’s my first card:

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The stargazer washi tape set is one of my favorites.  I just love the gold foil details and the color is just simply beautiful!  Here’s a little close-up of the card:

 

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I wanted to create a birthday card for my second project with the same design.  This time, I used the Wine Washi Tape Set which is going to go perfectly with the sentiment.  A friend of mine is turning 60 and she’s a bit bummed about it.  This card will hopefully cheer her up!

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Isn’t this hilarious?  I just LOVE this Wine washi Tape Set and I think adhering it on a white card stock made the images pop!

 

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I hope you all got inspired today to create some super simple and quick cards using some beautiful Washi Tapes.  The supplies I used are listed and linked.  Have a wonderful day!

SUPPLIES:  Stargazer StickyPix Washi Tape Set, Wine Washi Tape Set, Neenah Solar White Card Stock, Bow Punch, Xyron Tape Runner, My Favorite Things Anything But Basic Friendship stamp set, My Favorite Things Uncorked stamp set.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Washi Tape Coasters & Giveaway Winner

Katie King CircleHi everyone! Two things that I can’t get enough of is washi tape and coasters! Washi tape is just one of those craft supplies that you can always use more of and making your own coasters, is just so much fun. On my own blog, I have made coaster sets from clay, wood, calendars, sequins, and more. However, I never thought of combining my love of washi tape with making coasters, until today!

Today, I am going to show you how to make your set of Washi Tape Coasters featuring the Stargazer Washi Tape Set! These washi tape coasters are so easy to make and are the perfect project to create if you are a beginning crafter. This is because the washi tape coasters can be made in 3 steps and only require a few craft supplies.

To make the coasters, I used Paper House Production washi tape! The great thing about using Paper House’s washi tape sets, is that you get both a wide and thin washi tape. Also, Paper House has a variety of washi tape that you can easily mix and match with each other. For this project, I chose to mix and match the Stargazer Washi Tape Set with the Wine Washi Tape Set, to get a galaxy look!

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To create your own Washi Tape Coasters featutring the Stargazer Washi Tape Set, you would do the following:

Step 1

Step 1:  Tear off pieces of washi tape and apply them to your coaster in the pattern that you desire. For my coasters, I used the wide purple tape in the Stargazer Washi Tape Set and the thin gold tape in the Wine Washi Tape Set.

Once you have covered your coaster, trim around the edges to remove the extra washi tape.

Step 2

Step 2: Grab a paint pen that matches your washi tape (I used gold) and paint the edges of your coasters. Once the edges of your coasters have been painted, set them aside to dry.

Step 3

Step 3: When your coasters’ edges have dried, grab some Mod Podge (I used Glossy) and paint a layer over each of your coasters. Adding a layer of Mod Podge will seal in the washi tape and add a protective top coat to your coasters.

Once your coasters have dried, you are now ready to use them!

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I loved the galaxy look of these coasters!

One thing I wanted to mention, is that if you don’t want to use Mod Podge to seal in your coasters, you could also use Mod Podge Dimensional Magic. I have used Mod Podge Dimensional Magic on coasters before and love the final look. The only reason why I didn’t use it on this project, was because I wanted to create a super simple DIY that didn’t involve too much drying time. If you do use Mod Podge Dimensional Magic, you will have to wait 24-hours for your coasters to dry.

Washi Tape Coaster Supply List: Stargazer Washi Tape Set, Wine Washi Tape Set

Thank you so much for stopping by today and for taking the time to read my project post for Paper House Productions!

To follow along with all the fun stuff at Paper House Productions, don’t forget to like them on Facebook and to follow their Pinterest page for more project inspiration.

Happy Crafting!
Katie

GIVEAWAY WINNER

Congrats to Carla Hundley!  You are the winner of our ColorWashed and Marbleous Collections from our hop last week with SpiegelMom Scraps!  Please send us an email at paperhousedesignteam@gmail.com to claim your prize!

 

 

Mini Canvas Clock Featuring Enamel Stickers

Katie King CircleHi everyone! As many of you already know, I love making home décor projects that don’t require a billion different supplies and that are easy to create. On my own blog, one home décor project that I tend to make over and over is clocks. I love making my own clocks because 1) they are easy to make and 2) they are a great way to show off your favorite craft supplies,  Since Paper House Productions has recently come out with a bunch of cute new products, I thought it be fun to show you how easy it is to make your own clock!

Today, I am going to show you how to make your own Mini Canvas Clock! This clock was created using a couple of differnt Paper House products, but the star of the show is definitely Paper House’s Enamel Stickers. If you are not familiar with the Enamel Stickers, they are brand new to Paper House and are just so adorable! Each Enamel Sticker pack has a specific theme and contains about 10 to 13 stickers which are very vibrant in color. For today’s project, as you can probably guess, I chose to use the Llamas Faux Enamel Stickers!

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To create your own Mini Canvas Clock featuring Enamel Stickers, you would do the following:

Step 1

Step 1: Grab your 5-inch by 5-inch canvas and make a mark in the center of your canvas (this center would be at 2 ½ inches). Then take your awl and poke a hole where you made your mark in the center of your canvas. When poking the hole, you will want to make it big enough, so your main clock piece can go through.

Note- I decided to use an awl because we are essentially poking a hole through some thin canvas and cardboard. However, if you didn’t want to use an awl, you could also use a drill for this step instead.

Step 2

Step 2: Grab some scrapbooking paper (from the Marbleous 12″ Paper Pad) that will match your stickers and cut out a 5-inch by 5-inch piece. Then glue that piece to your canvas (using your favorite adhesive) and re-poke the hole in the middle. Finally, add some washi tape around the edges of the canvas, to give it a more finished look. The washi tape that I used in this project was the thin gold washi tape from the Wine Washi Tape Set.

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Step 3: Now grab your enamel stickers (I’m using the Llamas Faux Enamel Stickers) and decide which four stickers you want to use. Then place your chosen four stickers where 12, 3, 6 and 9 would be on your canvas.

Once you are done decorating your canvas, add in your clock kit and you are now ready to display your new clock!

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The nice thing about this project is that you can customize the whole thing from beginning to end. For example, besides changing the paper/stickers, you could also change the size of the canvas to create a bigger clock. Also, since most of the Enamel Sticker packs come with 12 stickers, you could easily use all 12 stickers (instead of 4) to create your clock.

Finally, when displaying your clock, think about including it as part of a gallery wall, displaying it in your office or simply displaying it on a bookshelf.

Mini Canvas Clock Supply List: Llamas Faux Enamel Sticker, Marbleous 12″ Paper Pad, Wine Washi Tape Set

Thank you so much for stopping by today and for taking the time to read my project post for Paper House Productions!

To follow along with all the fun stuff at Paper House Productions, don’t forget to like them on Facebook and to follow their Pinterest page for more project inspiration.

Happy Crafting!
Katie