5 Ways to Use Washi Tape

Hello, and Happy Friday We R fans! We hope you’ve enjoyed all the washi tape projects from our design team this week.

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Today we’ve got some more washi tape ideas for you with our roundup, 5 Ways to Use Washi Tape!

Washi Tape Menu Planner

Washi tape is a great way to create a grid or chart for menu planning, chores, or a calendar. Use a white board or some vinyl with a dry erase marker so you can edit your chart as you need. CLICK HERE for a full tutorial for this menu planner by Eva Pizarro.

Washi Tape Menu Planner by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Washi Tape Planner Spread

Use your favorite washi tape to decorate your planner. Washi tape is the perfect way to emphasize important dates, make lists, or add some color and pattern. If you’d like some tips on using washi tape with our Washi Chomper in your planner, CLICK HERE.

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Emphasize a Focal Point

Washi tape combined with the Washi Chomper is the perfect way to bring emphasis to a focal point on your project. We love how scrapbook.com user Contrarymar created arrows with her washi tape and placed them right next to her photo so the eye goes there first. For more info on her lovely layout, CLICK HERE.

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Divide up Layout Sections

Washi tape works great as a way of dividing different sections on a project. This pie chart design on scrapbook.com user Yvette Weber’s layout is sectioned off perfectly with black washi tape. CLICK HERE for more details about her scrapbook page.

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Create a Design Element

Combine your favorite washi tape with the Washi Chomper to create a cool design element like the sun on this beautiful scrapbook page by scrapbook.com user Contrarymar. You can learn more about her layout HERE.

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Thanks for stopping by friends. We hope you have a great weekend, and happy washi crafting!

Supplies:

Washi Tape
Washi Chomper

Washi Tape Planner Clips

Good Monday morning, We R Memory Keepers fans, Laura here today. Washi tape has to be one of my absolute favorite crafting supplies. I use it all the time in my planner, to label file folders, and for crafts. Today, I am going to show you how easy it is to make planner clips with washi tape.

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Start by gathering all your supplies. You will need a selection of washi tape, paper clips in various sizes, and the washi chomper.

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First, grab a piece of washi tape about 3 to 4 inches long.

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Place it through the top of the paper clip. Match up the ends together and press the washi tape together. Once you get close to the paper clip, turn the washi so it is towards the top and finish placing the washi tape together.

Washi Tape Bookmarks by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

You want to always be sure to place your washi tape on this side of the paper clip with only one rounded edge so you can still slide the paper clip onto your papers and have your washi flag stick out the top.

Use the washi chomper to create the perfect v-shape at the end of your washi tape. This is so much easier than trying to carefully use scissors to cut the ends.

Washi Tape Bookmarks by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Washi Tape Bookmarks by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I like to do a slight variation with smaller paper clips. Start off the same way by sliding your washi tape through the top edge of the paper clip on the side.

Washi Tape Bookmarks by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

This time, fold the washi tape in half, match up the ends, and press the washi tape pieces together while leaving it on the side of the clip.

Again, use the washi chomper to create the flag shape in the washi. The washi chomper is adjustable so you can cut just about any size washi perfectly.

Washi Tape Bookmarks by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I love to use these little washi tape paper clips as bookmarks since they stay put, and I don’t have to worry about them falling out of my books. I also love them to mark the week or month in my planners.

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They also make an adorable gift. Simply cut a slit in the middle of a tag, attach all the paper clips in a row, and package in a clear cellophane bag.

Washi Tape Bookmarks by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies:

Washi Chomper
Washi Tape
Paper Clips

2017 Desk Calendar [Free Printable]

Hello We R Fans, it’s Aly here today. Are you looking forward to the new year? I am, and I’ve been making some goals and getting some planning done. Since organization is on my brain, today I’m sharing a 2017 desk calendar along with a free printable if you’d like to make your own.

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I started by gathering my supplies: the printed and cropped calendar (which you can download below), some washi tape (1/2 inch wide), and a mini clipboard (or you can use method to bind it).

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DOWNLOAD FREE PRINTABLE CALENDAR SHEETS HERE:

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I added a 3 inch long strip of 1/2 inch wide washi tape to each calendar page under the month. You could also add patterned paper, ribbon, or a border.

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I tried to select colors that represented each month, ie pink for February (Valentine’s Day), red for December (Christmas), etc.

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I used mostly pastels for spring, and more rich colors for fall.

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This easy desk calendar would make a great gift idea for friends or co-workers for the new year. You could also pull out your Cinch binding tool and a spiral binding wire. Thanks for stopping by today, and Happy 2017 friends!

Supplies:

Trim and Score Board
Animal Washi Tape Dispensers
Watercolor Washi Tape
Mini Clipboard

Typecast Quote Journal

Hi friends! It’s Aly Dosdall here to share a fun Typecast project since this week is Typecast Week! Our designers have come up with some very cool projects to inspire you, and I can’t wait for you to see them. But, first off take a peek at my Typecast Quote Journal!

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As I’ve gotten older I’ve discovered how much words, ideas, and thoughts can affect you. If you fill your mind and life with positive words, ideas, and thoughts it can totally change you. For a while I’ve been wanting to start a quote journal, and when I got my new Typecast Typewriter and saw the lovely gold polka dot notebook, I knew it was time to make one!

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One of my life philosophies is simplicity. I like to find ways to simplify my life and my projects. So I kept this project pretty simple and the typewriter helped a TON with that!

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I added a label from the Typecast collection to the cover, along with a small pink heart sticker from the Urban Chic collection (that goes perfectly with the Typecast collection) and a little bit of washi tape from my Rhino Washi Tape Dispenser.

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I divided my journal into four subjects: Life, Love, Art, and Faith, and I’ll be collecting my favorite quotes about these four key parts of my life. It was easy to add some custom tab dividers to my journal with the Tab Punch and typewriter.

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This is my title page which briefly explains the purpose of this journal and my goals about using it. I attached a journaling card over my journaling with washi tape to create an interactive element.

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The first page in each section of my journaling is sort of a declaration of my foundational philosophy about that aspect of my life.

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I included some additional embellishments from the Urban Chic collection and some Heidi Swapp Memory Planner stickers.

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The beginning of each section is marked with a pocket page that has a removable insert. I typed some thoughts and ideas on each of those as well.

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Then each section includes a few blank lined pages where I will add my favorite quotes about each of the four topics.

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I love all the little labels, tags, and other bits included in the Typecast collection. They’re perfect for creative journals, planners, and other projects!

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I’m so excited about this quote journal. I look forward to adding more to it, and to browsing through it when I need a little sunshine and positivity in my life.

 

Supplies:

Typecast Typewriter
Typecast Paper Collection
Urban Chic Stickers
Tab Punch
Rhino Washi Tape Dispenser
Heidi Swapp Gold Glitter Stickers

 

Organization Tips with Shellye & Chantalle

Today on the blog we’ve got design team members Chantalle McDaniel and Shellye McDaniel sharing some tips for craft room storage and organization. They’ll show us how they store their favorite We R Memory Keepers supplies. First off is Chantalle with a darling pegboard that’s as stylish as it is functional.

Hello We R fans! I’d love to share my little craft space with you today. As you can see, I have a snippet in the corner of our lounge/dining room. Floor space is at a premium, so I chose to go up rather than out! I’m sure you will agree, pegboard is not only fashionable, but seriously functional. I love being able to see exactly what options I have to create with and feel completely inspired when I sit at my desk.

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The thing I love most about using the board is that I can rearrange things when the need arises. Different types of hooks on their own or with little baskets etc, allow me to store a variety of tools and product – even my 123 Punch Board! It doubles as a tray to hold my cute Washi dispenser pals.

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My Fuse tool, along with Fuseables and accessories are stored nearby in my Fuse Storage box.

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Saving my best feature to last… Along the top of my board, I have run a white 6 inch folded ruler from the Ruler Studio collection. To this, I have attached some Ruler Studio metal hooks and a strand of Ruler Studio bulb lights. (These are battery operated, and completely portable.) The hooks can be used to hang anything from product to photo frames! I love the soft glow the lights give off at night. Best of all they are customisable with gorgeous covers, which have already started shipping to retailers, so keep an eye out for them at your favourite WRMK supplier.

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Hello! Shellye McDaniel here. Like many crafters, I keep a lot of my supplies and tools in baskets and bins, but I do have a couple of extra spots for organizing my things!

 

I purchased a few of these very inexpensive curtain rods at the dollar store and hung them horizontally behind a door in my craft room; it’s the perfect spot and I hate to waste any space when it comes to storage!

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The various WeR Memory Keepers punches sit nicely and better yet, they are in full display so I can see and grab them easily.

 

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Next, I like to keep packaging for certain tools, especially when they have detailed instructions or even a sample of how a finished project is supposed to look.  I punched holes (with my Crop-A-Dile) into cardboard packaging and inserted them into the binder  along with the dies!

We hope you’ve enjoyed these craft room storage and organization tips from Chantalle and Shellye. Be sure to come back tomorrow for more storage ideas!

 

Watercolor + Washi Tape = Easy Mixed Media Layout

We hope you’ve enjoyed Washi Tape Week here on the blog. It’s been fun sharing projects our team has created using our new Animal Washi Tape Dispensers. Aren’t they just the cutest things?

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Tessa’s up today to close out our week. Check out her gorgeous layout below!

 

Hello, hello! Tessa Buys here with the easiest mixed media layout you’ll ever make:

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Begin with a white piece of cardstock, a few washi tapes, and watercolors to match. This cute rhino has made himself at home on my scrap desk and I couldn’t be happier about it!

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Start by painting long strokes of watercolor across the cardstock. How much you overlap your colors or allow them to run into each other is completely up to you. Drip a few drops of color on your page, too. The next step is really important – allow your cardstock to dry. When my paper was just barely damp, I ran it through my Heidi Swapp Minc machine. The cardstock flattened out quite a bit and it finished drying.

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Next, layer pieces of washi tape across your watercolor stripes. Washi tapes with a white base (like the pink triangle washi tape) will allow more of the watercolor to show through. Don’t be afraid of overlapping pieces of the same tape.

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Add more washi tape to the bottom of your layout to create a border. Finish your page with photos, a title and journaling. Keep it simple and let the washi tape shine, or add embellishments.

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Even if you aren’t a mixed media-type scrapbooker, you really can’t go wrong with this easy technique. Washi tape and watercolors really can be friends! Enjoy creating.

Supplies:

Rhino Washi Dispenser with Tape

 

 

Washi Tape Gift Wrap

Hello there We R fans, Kimberly Crawford here. Washi tape is one supply I can never have enough of! It’s easy to use, versatile, and comes in a rainbow of colors and patterns. Coming up with more ways to use washi tape is fantastic, and enables me to add more tape to my growing collection! Here are a couple of great ways to use washi tape to wrap gifts!

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Using my 1-2-3 Punch Board and a floral paper from the Wildflower collection, I created a small box. To decorate the box, I used washi tape like ribbon by wrapping it around the box.

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Then I turned the washi tape into curly-q’s! I love the look of curling ribbon on packages and wondered if washi tape could create the same look. It can! Taking a length of washi tape, I folded it in half. To make it thinner, I cut it in half, length-wise. Each piece of washi tape was wrapped around the end of a paintbrush.

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You could use a pencil for thicker spirals, or a toothpick for very tiny spirals. Holding the washi in place for a moment is all it takes. I cut several different lengths of washi tape and adhered the ends to the top of the box. I topped the pretty package off with an adorable pink Pleather Bow.

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Using the 1-2-3 Punch Board and more of the same papers, I created two envelopes, perfect for holding gift cards. Around one envelope I wrapped two colors of washi tape.

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Around the second envelope, I added a band of washi, but also a washi tape banner. Small pieces of washi tape were folded over a piece of twine. Once they were in place, I notched the bottoms with a pair of scissors. The banner tied easily around the envelope.

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Did you happen to notice the fantastic washi tape dispenser in the background? If you think he’s cute, make sure and see the Scottie Dog version!

Have you used washi tape to wrap a gift?

Supplies:

 

Animal Washi Tape Dispenser–Rhino
Wild Flower 12×12 paper- Road Trip, Stargazing
Pleather Bow-Wild Flower
1-2-3 Punch Board

Washi Tape Wall Art

Hi there! Chantalle with you again and today I’d like to share an idea for some easy wall art for your home, using the new Animal Washi Tape dispensers. The Scotty Dog and Rhino shapes are not only wonderful fun for your workspace, the clever serrated edge makes tearing off a bit of tape a breeze.

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To compliment the bright colours and fun patterns of the tapes, I’ve chosen to work with some gorgeous FUSEable paper in coordinating shades. I’ve chosen some simple patterns to really let the washi shine. To start, I’ve set some large letters (initials of my children) in Silhouette Studio.

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I used the Silhouette Vinyl setting but adjusted the blade from 1 to 4 with a double cut. (I always set the speed pretty slow to ensure a nice clean cut.)

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I wanted the washi to show through from behind the paper, so I then traced the cut letter shape with a pencil onto some plain white cardstock, adding alternating strips of washi tape to cover the shape.

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I did two letters, an E for my Daughter and a J for my Son. These were now ready for me to add my FUSEable paper over the top.

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For an extra bit of detail, I chose to add a little bit of pink FUSEable ruffle strip to my Daughter’s one. I love that it is cleverly pre-marked so you know exactly where to fold it! NOTE: The FUSEable papers and embellishments feel slightly different to fusing a sleeve, as you can allow an extra second or so to melt the plastic. Take your time when rolling across the media, especially with the ruffle strips which are a bit thicker once folded.

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A closer look at that gorgeous washi with a couple of FUSEable butterflies.

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Here’s how my Son’s one turned out. I adore that cute pup! Both of the 12×12 papers have been raised on some foam tape so the different prints don’t blend in together too much.

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I’ve displayed each monogram picture inside an Organization Gallery box frame and they look great on the walls in their rooms!

Washi Tape Wall Art featuring the We R Memory Keepers Organization Gallery by Chantalle McDaniel

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Wishing you lots of fun with your Animal Washi Tape Dispenser!

 

Supplies:

Organization Gallery Box Frame
Animal Washi Tape Dispenser
FUSEable 12×12 ‘Delight’
FUSEable 12×12 ‘Starburst’
FUSEable Ruffle Strips
FUSEable Die Cut Plastic Shapes
Bazzill Cardstock

 

 

Washi Tape Card Set

Happy Tuesday, WRMK fans!  Amanda here today.  I am head over heels about the Scottie dog and rhino shaped washi tape dispensers from WRMK.  They are by far the cutest accessory I have in my craft room.

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Do you ever need to make cute cards in a snap?  Washi tape is your answer.   A few strips of washi tape placed strategically on a card really packs a punch.  Layer colorful strips of washi tape at the top or bottom, keep the strips straight or put them at an angle.  The versatility of washi tape on a blank card base is endless.

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Cute, right?  The washi tape dispensers are so cute I can hardly stand it.  And all of the cuteness is super functional, too.  Each dispenser comes with four rolls of washi tape.  Between the two dispensers, you will have all of the colors of the rainbow and some fun, coordinating neutrals.  They are also easy to assemble and disassemble so you can rotate your washi tape as needed.

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Classic rainbow stripes are always on trend and are perfect for any type of card.  The variety of widths and prints on the washi tape adds variety and interest to the card, too.

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The individual sentiments from the Next Level embossing folder collection are versatile and easy to use.  Each sentiment embossing folder has lines printed on the outside so you can line up your card perfectly before you run it through your embossing machine.

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Add some punch to your white card bases by adhering color coordinated cardstock to the inside of the card.

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Don’t forget the back of the card!  Fold the washi tape right over the top of the card to add some interest to the back of the card.  (And speaking of cute backsides, how adorable are those chubby rhino legs?)

Washi Tape Cards by Amanda Coleman for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for stopping by today!

Amanda

 

Supplies:

Rhino Washi Tape Dispenser with tape
Scottie Dog Washi Tape Dispenser with tape
Phrase Embossing Strips
Evolution Advanced Die Cutting Machine

Scrapbook Layout with Washi Tape Die Cuts

Happy Monday friends, and welcome to Washi Tape Week here on the blog! Washi tape is one of our favorite craft supplies, and we’re so excited about our new Animal Washi Tape Dispensers that we wanted to share some washi inspiration with you. Check out what design team member Wendy did with her washi tape today, and be sure to come back each day this week to see some more fabulous washi tape project ideas from our design team.

Hello there We R fans, Wendy Antenucci here today. I couldn’t wait for a chance to play with my new Scottie Dog Washi tape dispenser and all of its pretty colors.  I was really impressed with how well the cutting part worked; it wasn’t a struggle at all to get a nice clean cut.

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To highlight my Washi tape, I placed strips on some white card stock and then I pulled out one of my Gem Cutting Dies to make an eye catching gem that matched the color of my layout.

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I also love using Washi tape on the borders of my layouts, it provides the “frame” that I like to use on my pages, but with it being transparent it doesn’t take away from my design.

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I love to make clusters of pretty items on my pages to highlight my “photo blocks”.  I like to use different layers achieved through stickers, die cuts, chipboard, and wood veneers.  A few sprinkles of sequins on this page and some circular items help to pull your eyes from the top of my page to the bottom.

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Designer tip: Washi tape can go a long way in dressing up dies, they can make the outline, or you can use the tape to fill in the blank spaces.  By using white cardstock, the Washi Tape really was able to stand out on my layout adding emphasis to my title.

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How do you like to use Washi tape? I’d love to hear some of your ideas because I am always looking for new ways to use my many rolls of Washi.  Make sure you share you Washi inspired pages to our FB page!

 

Supplies:

Animal Washi Tape Dispenser–Scotty Dog
Honey I’m Home 12×12 Cardstock
Honey I’m Home Ephemera
Honey I’m Home Accent Stickers
Honey I’m Home Veneer Shapes
Gem Cutting Dies
Heart Embossing Folder
Evolution Advanced
Gold Sequin Stickers