Washi Birthday Wishes

Washi Birthday Wishes
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DAY ELEVEN: At some point, I’m going to have to switch from spelling out the number and will type the digits! Welcome to Day Eleven of blogging daily to catch up a little on cards I’ve made and not shared online.

This was my first time using washi tape and the tape I used is from Queen and Company. Washi tape feels like masking tape and it comes in lots of patterns and colors, making it easy to pull together a quick and colorful card.

blog - Washi Tape Birthday CardI started by attaching some pretty, patterned paper to a white card base, folded in half. I think the patterned paper and stamp are from Stampin’ Up! and the leather-looking flower embellishment is from American Crafts. I used one of my Sponge Daubers to apply pink ink to the card from my Cotton Candy Exclusive Inks® Stamp Pad. Then, I tore off some washi tape pieces and applied them to the card horizontally.

blog - Washi Tape Pink Birthday CardThe next step was applying the embellishment and stamping the birthday sentiment. Even quick cards can be beautiful and are made from the heart. If you’re new to using trendy tape or washi tape, start with a simple card like this.

I keep my washi tape in a small box that checks once came in, but it’s overflowing. Here is a cool washi tape dispenser that holds up to 30 rolls! I know many washi tape users are self-described hoarders but I definitely have under 30 because I’m really picky about the look of the washi tape I buy. Maybe Santa will track this down for me and put it under the tree. 😉

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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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