Monday, 8 July 2013

Washi tape tip

Morning! And to my UK readers, what a glorious weekend that was, wasn't it? In between my manic weekend, I did manage to pull in a bit of sitting in the garden (in the shade, obviously, as I fry instantly in the sun) and some harvesting... as we have a bumper strawberry crop this year. 

While sitting in the shade, I did do a fair bit of worrying about my cat shelter fundraiser. Lots of people have told me they want to come to this... but not many have booked so far and I need to order the supplies very soon. I do blame myself, of course, as I didn't release details early enough. Too busy enjoying my new products. But anyway, if you could register for this event, I'd be enormously grateful (and so would the cats!). Just click here... 

On to today’s projects... and don’t you go thinking that I’ve forgotten all about washi tape. Oh no, it’s always there in the back of my mind, or being stuck to something new.

This is one of the techniques I showed at my catalogue launch. I learned it at Stampin’ Up!® Regionals but, again, I’ve forgotten who did the demo. How bad is that? I hope someone will enlighten me.

So this talented lady (it was Charlotte Harding from the European head office in Frankfurt - thanks to Val, who must have written everything down or has a better memory than me!) showed us how to use washi tape and said we should always make sure to save our little offcuts and stick them on a piece of scrap cardstock. To say I was sceptical would be an understatement.

But then she did “the big reveal” and punched out a shape from the scraps, just as I have done here with these cute little butterflies. Waste not, want not!

Stamps: Happy Day
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Melon Mambo
Accessories: Gingham Garden washi tape, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Rhinestones


  1. A very pretty, simple layout, I love it.

  2. It was Charlotte Harding who shared this great tip with us. I was as sceptical as you too, but these look great - I'd better start saving those little scraps! X

  3. Very pretty card and I love the tip about the scraps! I would have never thought to save them!


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