Washi Tape Band-Aid Card

Washi Tape Band-Aid Card
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Yesterday I won a huge collection of washi tape from Queen and Company (THANK YOU!!) and was excited to play with it! I first heard of washi tape three years ago and have been looking for it ever since. The crafters in the trendy paper crafts magazines get access to cool new supplies sooner than the crafters, like me, who purchase most of their supplies from local craft stores. I didn’t see it available in craft stores until the last year or so, and finally there are many more to choose from at Michael’s and Craft Warehouse.

My New Washi Tape

My New Washi Tape

I was trying to sleep last night, and kept having visions of bright-colored, cheerful washi tape. I finally fell asleep, but I remember coming up with this idea in-between dreams and couldn’t wait to actually try it! I cut four colorful pieces of washi tape to approximately 2.5″ long and then stuck the ends of each piece together to cut the corners into round bandages. Then I grabbed some old white business cards and trimmed four pieces into .75″ by a little less than a half-inch and did my best to stick them to the center of each piece of tape so I could make them look like bandages. I thought of cutting facial tissue or bath tissue into small pieces I would wrap around the cardstock, but that seemed like too much work for this quick card. Maybe I’ll try that next time.

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After creating four bandages, I trimmed some scrap cardstock (the scrap used to be a DIY calendar from a craft store) down to 3″ x 4″ and stuck the fake Band-Aids to it. Then I used my new favorite Lawn Fawn stamp set “On the Mend” for the sentiment, using Close to My Heart Pear ink. There were so many gorgeous papers to choose from in the Close to My Heart “Chantilly” paper packet! They all coordinated beautifully with the washi tape, but I decided on the yellow and white side of the paper and was pleased with it. I cut it to 5.25″ x 4″ and affixed it to my card base with the CTMH Bonding Memories Glue.

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I was happy with how quickly this card came together. Maybe I should have added buttons or brads in the corners, but for now I like the way it turned out: nice, simple and cheerful.

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I tried to take a picture that showed the bandage part of the Band-Aids. I think the green one is the best example.

Thanks for reading my blog! Now I need to find someone who is sick or injured, because I have a card for them. šŸ™‚

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About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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