Saturday, October 25, 2014

Santa Express: We 'Washi' You a Merry Christmas

I know, I know... that wasn't a very clever title but I just couldn't resist! It's Melinda with you today and yes, it's time to drag out that washi tape again. I'm determined to make sure you put your rolls of tape to good use instead of having them collect dust from being overlooked. And what better way than to create fun Christmas cards that require very little planning and not a great deal of time. Perfect!


 Recipe:

1. First things first... cut/score/fold all your cards using white cardstock and measuring 4" x 5".
2. Layer your strips of washi tape to the front of each cards. I left a 3/4" margin at the top and bottom.


3. Turn the cards over and cut off your excess tape using a new blade on your craft knife.


4. Using more white card stock, cut a front panel for each of your cards measuring 3.5" x 4.5".
5. Cut your Christmas shape from each panel.
6. Decorate the front of each panel and then using foam pop dots adhere to the front of your cards.



You can create any shape you like but remember to keep it quite simple as the washi tape needs to be the main feature and you don't want to spend hours cutting out intricate details. Christmas cards need to be fun, simple and easy to make otherwise it's probably more cost effective with your time and money to use store bought cards... and where's the fun in that?

Ingredients:
- Sprinkles Shapes (Holly Berries)
- Doodles Cardstock Stickers (Merry Christmas - Lily White)
- Washi Tape (Sweethearts)
- Washi Tape (Santa Express)
- Washi Tape ( Candy Stripe assortment)

32 comments:

  1. WOW wow WOW
    WONDERFUL Washi Tape cards Melinda!!!
    What a FABULOUS technique and GORGEOUS designs, LOVE your Washi-filled windows and white-on-white sentiments!!!
    I am TOTALLY INSPIRED - THANK YOU :)

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  2. I shared the Facebook post linking to Melinda's wonderful washi-filled cards :)
    https://www.facebook.com/tracy.moloney.71/posts/949639481731096

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  3. I pinned the collage pic of Melinda's wonderful cards :)
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/247275835766223480/

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  4. I pinned the tutorial pic showing how Melinda layered the Washi Tape across the card base - I look forward to trying this fabulous technique real soon :)
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/247275835766223514/

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  5. These are just fabulous Melinda!

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  6. I pinned the close-up pic of the round window card - so elegant & modern :)
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/247275835766223521/

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  7. I pinned the close-up pic of the triangle window card - such an elegant design - I will definitely be looking out for a die to try this out real soon, I now have some round dies, so I look forward to trying it this weekend - THANKS AGAIN for the CREATIVE INSPIRATION Melinda :)
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/247275835766223529/

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  8. Beautiful collection of cards! What a great use of washi!

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  9. I am soo inspired!! Thank you so much for this post.

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  10. I love these cards! I may just have to give this a try for my Christmas cards this year!

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  11. I happen to think it's totally clever and I washi you did too lol :) And I absolutely ADORE this fabulously festive washi tape card set you've come up with! What an amazing way to use washi tape and this is definitely something I'll be trying with some of my other tapes now!! You are not only clever with you puns, but also with your crafting and that adds up to a whole bunch of fun and inspiration for me!!! Thanks so much for a spectacular 2 weeks of showcasing ideas and creative inspiration for the delightful new Santa Express Christmas collection! I've enjoyed it so much! :)

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  12. I pinned Melinda's delightful set of cards to my special Doodlebug Designs Christmas 2014 inspiration board here: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/32228953559070404/

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  13. What a clever idea and simple way to make lots of holiday cards. Love them!

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  14. I pinned!
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/26106872816469493/
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/26106872816469502/

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  15. I clipped this idea - what a great one!

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  16. Dang, Melinda. I'm CASEing this for all of my Christmas cards. Easy, colorful, and fantastic!

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  17. How pretty and
    really simple!
    Love it and
    washi rules!
    Carla from Utah

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  18. Pinned here:
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/52846995603065848/
    Carla from Utah

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  19. Message left
    on FB also.
    Carla from Utah

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  20. Super cute cards! I love the way the washi tape was used, thanks for the inspiration!

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  21. I pinned.
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/486811040945800926/

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  22. These are incredible!! Love the idea and the ease of making these!! What fun it will be - I love playing with washi tape - especially Doodlebug's tapes!!!

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  23. These cards are so cute and awesome! I love the idea and plan to use it for some of my cards this year!

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  24. AWESOME tutoririal, and use of Washi! I love it all!

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  25. These are super cute! What a great idea! I love it!

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  26. Fantastic idea. I need to "de-bulk" my cards because the postmaster general in my house aka my husband gripes about postage. Love this

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  27. Oh my goodness! These are gorgeous! Loving the white sentiments on the white background! :)

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  28. OMG Girl YIIKES talk about being super duper clever and creative WOWIE WOOZERS!!!
    You totally knocked my creative socks off.....You and your brilliant and genius Washi Tape ideas YOU so ROCK!!

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  29. Very clever idea, Melinda! Pinned: http://www.pinterest.com/memoryoftrees/doodlebug-design-santa-express/

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