Friday, 12 July 2013

It's here...Washi Tape!

Hey Sminkers

Well what an enormous week it been! After taking part in my first ever Blog Hop, I had to knuckle down and finish preparing for my Catalogue Launch Party which was held last Saturday. It was a fabulous afternoon full of fun, laughter and of course stamping! Everyone was super impressed with the new products on offer in the catalogue and one which definitely grabbed my interest was the introduction of Washi Tape.

So what is Washi Tape? Well it first originated in Japan and I suppose the best way to describe it is that it feels like masking tape, but way prettier! You can get it in more colours and patterns imaginable and Stampin' Up! has started off its collection with the introduction of Epic Day This and That (left) plus Gingham Garden (right).


Now I must admit I honestly didn't see what all the fuss was about when I first started seeing Washi Tape around the crafting world but after getting the Gingham Garden with my preorder and having a play I must admit I'm a little hooked!

When it came to making the display samples for my launch party I did have to enlist the help of Google to see how people were using it on their cards and projects. One of the simplest ways I believe (and I saw a lot of it online) was to just place strips of the Washi Tape onto the cardstock and then add any additional embellishments you like to jazz it up which is what I did here.

I honestly couldn't believe how quickly I put this card together. Washi Tape definitely adds a WOW factor using minimal time and effort! The other ways I saw people using this versatile product was by applying it to die cuts. Now I tried it two ways, the first was cutting the shape then applying the Washi Tape and the second applying the Washi Tape to the cardstock then cutting it out using a die and the Bigshot. Both methods worked but I prefer the second way then you don't have to go back and recut around the shape after applying the Washi Tape. Hmm I hope that made sense. So here are the card two cards I made using this method.


So what do you think? Have I made you want to run out and grab yourself some Washi Tape :) Well if I have you can head over to my online store and grab some here. It's great value at $8.95 for 3 rolls. The lovely ladies who came along to the launch on Saturday had a play with the Washi Tape and used it to decorate some magnetic pegs. If you would like to be shown some of the awesome Stampin' Up! products come along to one of my classes or better still get some friends together and I can come and do a workshop for you all in your home.

Well I better get back to prepping for tomorrow class, Christmas in July. If you would like to join us please contact me for details. I'll be back soon to show you those creations and more from the Launch Party. Until then stay warm and have a great weekend!

Marsha xx

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