Friday, March 1, 2013

March Scrapbooksteals.com Blog Hop - Love My Tapes Washi

If you're here from Scrap Your Story, check out my design team post below



If you didn't come here from Michele's blog, then head back to Scrapbooksteals.com and start from the beginning of the hop. 

I'm very excited about today's Scrapbooksteals.com blog hop - it has been so much fun seeing what everyone has done! There are so many fabulous ideas for how to use Washi Tape that it was hard to narrow down one project for one of the trendiest scrapbook supplies on the market. 

I was given two Love My Tapes washi. Now I know that I said washi is one of my favorite supplies, but I tend to just hoard them so this was a fun little challenge because I "had" to play with them. 



That striped washi was a bit of a challenge for me, it wasn't something I would normally buy. Every time I put it on something I had this feeling that it really should be used on a nautical themed project. But what, we're not lighthouse and seascape people?! And then we introduced our boys to Peter Pan. The next morning I woke up with a vague sense of this pirate card. 


I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the bracket shape, banner, map, title, and pirate octopus. Then I pulled out some white cardstock and filled in the negative space from the bracket with rows of my striped washi. A Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder lent a sort of sea shell feel to the black background. 

And now I love that little roll! I'm going to be making a few more of that card for sure. 

While I'd been struggling with the stripes I was having a lot of fun altering items with the black and white squiggles. 

This vase was picked up at the thrift store. I wrapped four long strips of washi, keeping them at an angle so that they stayed flat all the way around.



I liked the vase filled with my scrappy "girl color" flowers so much that I decorated a second vase for the "boy colored" flowers with a similar Love My Tapes washi that I stole a while back. Both sit within easy reach in my workspace. Maybe I'll use flowers a bit more now?! 

Finally, I'd picked up this little wooden frame one day at Michael's. I needed a gift for a 50th Anniversary party I was attending and was inspired by the sentiment on the My Mind's Eye "Follow Your Heart" papers. After much fussy cutting and foam dots, the washi strips gave it a nice finishing touch. 


Now don't forget that there's a $20 Steals.com gift code up for grabs. All you have to do to enter is hop along to all the blogs, leaving comments at each stop. You only have until 11:59 p.m. MST on Sunday, March 3, to make those comments. Winners will be announced on the Scrapbooksteals blog on Tuesday, March 5.

I hope you had a great time hopping and thanks for stopping by! This should have been your last stop, but in case you missed the order somehow, here it is again:

Scrappin the little thingsDeborah Johnson
Li'l Buck's CreationsMisty Buck
Becci's handmade collectionBecci Manies
It's about the paper Michele Duffy
Errant scraps
- Jessica Arrant 

50 comments:

  1. I hoard my washi tape too! (among other things! LOL) Love how you made the tape show through the die cut bracket on the Octopus card!

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  2. wow, your card came out great, love the aperture! Fabulous washi ideas!
    have a great weekend, Debxx

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  3. I love all your washi tape ideas!

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  4. All great ideas-especially love the vase!

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  5. AHHHHH!!! I LOOOVE your card. SOOO cute!

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  6. More great washi ideas! I love the pirate card! :-)

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  7. Boy, is that card cute and full of texture! I love it! That's such a great idea to put washi behind a cutout. I need to remember that! TFS :)

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  8. Your Frame is beautiful! Great job with the Hop!

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  9. Great projects! I tend to be more of a collector of washi instead of using it, but I think I may have to pull it out and actually use it more now that I've seen how awesome it can be. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. Love the red stripe on the card. It is perfect for the pirate theme!

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  11. That card is just too cute! I absolutely love it. The vase is awesome, too. I love looking at jars and things and think that whatever I put in them will be all the color and pop that it needs mostly because I have no idea how to spray paint evenly or alter glass really. This is such a clever way because you can't screw it up...easy to just pull the tape right off! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Such a great job on the Hop. Loved all of your ideas. Plan to put my own washi to use now. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  13. I really like your page layouts thanks for sharing your ideas with us

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  14. Love the pirate octopus....LOl so cute!

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  15. Such cute ideas - I'm so glad that you were part of this blog hop!

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  16. What wonderful projects! LOVE LOVE LOVE your frame, the recipient of this lovely gift will be WOWED!

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  17. Cute, cute projects. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. I like how you used the washi tape as ribbon tails. Gives you the look of ribbon ends without the bulk of ribbon.

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  19. I think your frame is my favorite but all of your projects look great!!!

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  20. Beautiful projects! AWesome frame!

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  21. Super fun projects! Three very different looks from the same tapes! Fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  22. The frame is amazing! I love working with altering frames and now I can't wait to use wash!!

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  23. So creative, great use of the washi!

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  24. love the color combo you used - black one is gorgeous!

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  25. The pirate octopus card is adorable, and perfect for that striped tape. And the frame turned out so sweet! Love the added detail the washi and bling bring to it!

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  26. Fun projects with great use of washi tape! :)
    I especially love your pirate-themed card...I think the red stripe wash is perfect for it!

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  27. I also love love love washi tape. I really love that card, such a cool way to use washi and I love it on the layout.... going to check out the rest of the blog hop too :D

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  28. What wonderful projects! The card is super cute!

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  29. That vase is awesome! What a great idea!

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  30. Oh gosh, that card is adorable! Perfect for a little pirate! Great job!

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  31. I LOVE the frame! Such great projects!

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  32. Great projects! Love the frame!

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  33. Wonderful projects....I had to giggle at the card...my best friends son would love something like that!

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  34. Love your projects. That card is so stinking cute! And the frame ... what can I say about that but that I wish it were for me!! :)
    Going to be looking for pink flowers on your projects now!! :)

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  35. Thanks for the Washi ideas! The card is adorable. :)

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  36. Great projects! Fun idea for the vase!

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  37. great project and that pirate card is so stinkin adorable! Love the different ideas you shared. :)

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  38. LOVE all your projects, but that card was too cute!

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  39. That has got to be the cutest pirate card ever! Love it and all your projects!

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  40. Great job! Love that vase! Great idea for storing flowers!

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  41. love your frame, what a beautiful gift! thanks for the inspiration!

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  42. That wood frame is something special. What a lovely project. Your blog hop looks like it was successful. Yeah Jessica!

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