Washi, washi, washi!

It’s going to be a Washi week! Washi Tape is a Japanese masking tape, or decorative tape. It comes in many designs and have a nice sheer quality. You can find the best tapes online and occasionally in craft stores in the scrapbook section.

I took this $5 mirror and simply put a couple Washi tape borders on it. Makes such a difference, and yes folks, it’s that easy!




Paper Cards

Here is a guest post from my friend K-Money

There is nothing like getting snail mail. With the digital age in full force, the best way to really touch someone is via the Postal Service – and I don’t mean the band. There are three things you need to take into consideration before you begin your card making journey.

1) The Goods: Make sure to get pre-cut cards and envelopes. Along with that, grab a variety of supplies like washi tape, glitter, fancy colored pens, different stickers, stamps, thin designed paper to make a nice background and don’t forget the tape runner. It will change your life. Oh, and your wallet. This will cost you $50 dollars.

2) Research: If you have never made your own card before, I suggest watching a demo online or in a store. I had my first demo by a fabulous crafter named James. He taught me how to make a card pop!

3) Layers people!: When thinking about your design – imagine it finished. You will need to build your objects from the bottom up. And remember, less is sometimes more.

Here is a great source to get you started: http://blog.paper-source.com/

Not to take away from Spence’s blog or anything.

Happy Card Making!


Birthday Banner

It has been quite awhile but I’m back! This weekend we had a birthday party for my Mom and I made her this birthday banner. Pretty simple- I took a 6×6 inch craft paper pad and snipped a v shape off the bottom. I found glitter adhesive letters in the craft store to attach. Lastly punched 2 hopes in the corners to string bakers twine through. Hung with command strips and look what I have!