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

DIY Washi Tape Jewelry Box

Hello WeR fans! Thanks for joining me again today. Chantalle with you to share a little jewellery box I have created with the help of some of the many, many rolls of washi tape I have in my stash.

There are so many gorgeous styles and colours out there – the perfect, useful eye candy, lol.

DIY Washi Tape Jewelry Box by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The base and lid have been constructed out of strips of tape that have been rolled around each other.

DIY Washi Tape Jewelry Box by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

This type of box is completely customizable, as you can choose the colours, size and variations of tape you would like to suit your needs!

DIY Washi Tape Jewelry Box by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

To start, I selected the tape colours and patterns I was going to use. This type of technique reminds me of the bold and varied prints from South Africa, where I am originally from. I really miss seeing those beautiful colours around me!

I found that using a ‘standard’ ½ inch size tape width worked better, as the heights of the little rolls were more consistent. I folded the tape in half so the colour was on both sides and then rolled the tape up. I systematically rolled another strip and another strip around each other so the roll got bigger and more colourful.  To keep each strip of tape in place before I started a new strip, I applied a teeny strip of tape so hold the end down. Likewise, when starting a new colour, I added a teeny strip of tape, which held the beginning down, so I could continue to roll as the washi is quite a slippery surface.

* You can use some adhesive between layers so they stick together nicely, but I just applied a clear glue over the whole roll, letting it seep in between the layers, when I was happy with the size of the roll.

DIY Washi Tape Jewelry Box by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory KeepersNow that my base was complete, I built up the sides with a strip of Bazzill cardstock in a powder blue. I used my Trim & Score Board to cut a strip of about 1.5 inches high and rolled it around my base tape roll. I kept it place with some strong double-sided tape.

For the outer wall embellishment, I again rolled washi tape in half, but then cut this in half again so make very thin little strips. My Detail Scissors made this a ‘snip’, hehe.

I added my think washi strips to the cardstock, working my way up the height of the sides, but leaving a little area uncovered. This is where my lid would fit over.

To create the lid, I repeated the steps from before, this time making the washi tape roll slightly larger and the side cardstock area only about half an inch high. I covered the lid with more thin strips of washi.

DIY Washi Tape Jewelry Box by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I love how much detail there is to take in on the box. So many layers and colours. It isn’t a super quick project, but it’s definitely worth the effort I think!

DIY Washi Tape Jewelry Box by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

This little box can hold a number of rings, necklaces and earrings – Great for the dressing table, or even a little coin box for the car. It would make a fabulous container for little teeth waiting for the Tooth Fairy too!

DIY Washi Tape Jewelry Box by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Until next time, thanks so much for joining me!

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

Trim & Score Board

Detail Scissors

Bazzill cardstock

WRMK Chomper Washi

Jane Davenport Washi Tape

Amy Tangerine Washi Tape

Heidi Swapp Washi Tape

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.

Washi Tape Bookmarks by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

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

Washi Tape Bookmarks by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

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

Washi Tape Bookmarks by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

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.

Washi Tape Bookmarks by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

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

DIY Mermaid Party Decor

Good Monday morning crafty friends! Aly here with you today. A Mermaid Party is the perfect way to celebrate a birthday, shower, or other special occasion during the summer months. Since all things mermaid are so popular right now, there’s plenty of inspiration online.  I decided to dive in to this nautical trend, and I’m excited to share some easy DIY Mermaid Party Decor I created.

DIY Mermaid Party Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

To make this Mermaid Party I pulled out some of my trusty We R tools to help simplify things. My DIY Party Board, Scallop Goodie Bag Guide, Word Punch Board, and Happy Jig did the trick.

DIY Mermaid Party Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I started with the party hats, picking out some ombre paper from the DCWV Spring Bloom stack. Then I used the DIY Party Board to make the hats.

DIY Party Board by We R Memory Keepers

I downloaded a free mermaid tail template online, and cut out the tails from some gold foil paper. Then I added them to the top of the hats with some dimensional adhesive dots.

DIY Mermaid Party Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Next I made the favor bags using the Scallop Goodie Bag Guide and some ombre papers from the Oh Goodie collection.

DIY Mermaid Party Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

 

 

Scallop Goodie Bag Guide by We R Memory Keepers

I created wire mermaids with the Happy Jig and some gold wire to embellish them.

Happy Jig by We R Memory Keepers

Happy Jig Mermaid Embellishment

Wire Mermaid Embellishment made with the Happy Jig

DIY Mermaid Party Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I added a couple of die cut tropical leaves, and a sentiment I made with the Word Punch Board. I backed the word with some plain white cardstock to make the letters pop. I cut a banner shape in the end of the strip with the Washi Chomper and then stapled it to the bag with my Staple Board.

DIY Mermaid Party Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

You can fill these favor bags with gummy fish, goldfish crackers, small toys, bubbles, or whatever else you’d like to give your mermaid party guests.

DIY Mermaid Party Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I hope these Mermaid Party Decor Ideas have inspired you. Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to come back each day this week for more beach themed project ideas and tutorials. Happy crafting friends!

Supplies:

Word Punch Board
Happy Jig
DIY Party Board
Scallop Goodie Bag Guide
Staple Board
Washi Chomper

Planner Spread with the Square Punch Board

Hey there We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here to share my February 2018 planner spread. You guys, I can’t even tell you how easy the Square Punch board made this project. All of you planner girls will be in heaven!

Planner Spread featuring the Square Punch Board by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

I love the look of patterned paper squares in my planner but I hate cutting all those little tiny squares (or rectangles) with my paper trimmer.

Square Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

It took me longer to measure the little rectangles on the calendar than it did to punch out all the patterned paper. I’m not very good at measuring (just ask my husband) so it took a little bit of trial and error to find the right measurement. When I did get the punch adjusted for my calendar, it took a matter of seconds to punch the patterned paper squares.

Planner Spread featuring the Square Punch Board by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread featuring the Square Punch Board by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Because it’s February, I thought a Valentines themed planner was a must. The Crate Paper “Main Squeeze” collection was a perfect collection for this planner spread. I added the patterned paper squares throughout the calendar. There’s no rhyme or reason to their placement, I just made sure that the same patterns weren’t next to each other.

Planner Spread featuring the Square Punch Board by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread featuring the Square Punch Board by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Before I added a few stickers to complete my February planner spread I added a few strips of washi. Of course, I used my Washi Chomper to create that adorable banner shape. I love the finished look the Washi Chomper gives my washi throughout the planner spread.

Planner Spread featuring the Square Punch Board by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’d love to see what you’re creating with the Square Punch Board. Planner peeps, you’ll be in LOVE. Happy planning my friends!

 

Supplies:

Square Punch Board

Washi Chomper

2018 Planner Calendar Insert | Free Printable

Hello, and Merry Christmas friends! It’s Aly here today, and I hope you’re enjoying the holiday and spending lots of precious time with loved ones. I’ve got a gift for you today–a free printable 2018 planner calendar!

Planner Calendar Inserts by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I created monthly calendar inserts for my Heidi Swapp personal planner. I like to put these at the beginning of each month in my planner as a quick date reference.

Planner Calendar Inserts by Aly Dosdall

I printed the planner calendar inserts on plain white cardstock, and then cut them out with my Trim and Score Board. These inserts are 4 x 7 1/4 inches–the perfect size for the Heidi Swapp personal planner.

 

If you’d like to print your own, you can download the free pdf file by clicking the link below.

2018 Planner Calendar

The inserts come two to a sheet, so you’ll need 6 sheets of 8 1/2 x 11 inch cardstock. Once you trim them, you can use the Planner Punch Board to add them to your planner. I used the spiral punch insert since my planner is spiral bound.

I also added a decorative strip of washi tape that I cut with the Washi Chomper. I love that little tool and find myself using it all the time. I found that adding the washi tape before punching the insert with the Planner Punch Board worked the best.

Planner Calendar Inserts by Aly Dosdall

Planner Calendar Inserts by Aly Dosdall

To complement my monthly calendar inserts, I decorated the opposite page with embellishments from the Heidi Swapp Memory Planner Embellishment Kit, and a few stickers from the Chasing Dreams collection by Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper.

Planner Calendar Inserts by Aly Dosdall

Planner Calendar Inserts by Aly Dosdall

If you’re not a planner fan, you can still use this free printable 2018 calendar. You can print it and bind the pages with the Cinch binding tool along the left edge. There’s extra room there for binding. Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope you enjoy this little gift and have a Merry Christmas!

Planner Calendar Inserts by Aly Dosdall

Supplies:

Trim and Score Board
Planner Punch Board
Spiral Inserts
Washi Chomper
Washi Tape
Heidi Swapp Personal Planner
Heidi Swapp Memory Planner Embellishment Kit
Crate Paper Chasing Dreams Stickers

 

 

 

Holiday Card with the Washi Chomper

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with a holiday card that is a ton of fun! The We R Memory Keepers Washi Chomper is a great tool for cutting washi. As I was thinking about making a holiday card, the idea of making a Christmas tree from washi struck me!

Washi Chomper Holiday Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

The Washi Chomper makes cute flag ends on your pieces of washi tape. The washi tape is so adorable all lined up like this!

Washi Chomper Holiday Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Washi Chomper by We R Memory Keepers

To cut the ends of the washi tape, start by releasing the lock slider at the back of the Washi Chomper. Then place your washi tape inside. The white piece you see helps you line up your washi evenly. By adjusting the lever on the front, the washi tape stays in place. Press down firmly on the top (like a punch or a stapler) and the edge will be “chomped.”

One of the cool features of this tool is the fact that the white piece comes out. If you trim a small piece of washi, you can remove the white piece from the tool and take the tape off easily.

Washi Chomper Holiday Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I layered several colors and sizes of washi tape together. Honestly, I guessed at the length to cut the washi. I started at the bottom and worked my way to the top. A long piece to start with made it much easier. That way, if you do cut a piece of washi tape incorrectly, you can simply cut it again.

Washi Chomper Holiday Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

This looks like a great way to include the kiddos in holiday card making! How will you use the Washi Chomper on your holiday card?

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

DCWV:

  • Embossed Plaid Cardstock – white

Card Week: Bright and Beautiful Card Techniques

Hello WRMK fans and welcome back to the blog. It’s Chantalle with you today and I’d like to share some cards I have created with the help of clever WeR Punch Boards, LetterPress Kit and the fantastic new Dial Trimmer.

Handmade Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

This card uses beautiful Bazzill Premium Cardstock in Rose Quartz. The pack comes with four different prints, one being a soft ombré, which suited my card idea perfectly. It’s been layered up with some Amy Tangerine On a Whim #378746 Chipboard Stickers and some hand cut elements from On a Whim papers.

Handmade Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers
The cardstock has been de-bossed in a floral print with hot pink magenta pigment ink. I will admit to having a bit of a crush on this letterpress technique! This was my first time experimenting with Letterpress, which comes in a very handy Starter Kit and includes everything you need to get started. *Note:  You will need a tool like the Evolution Advanced to be able to create a de-bossed effect.

Right at the bottom of this pile of embellishments, are some pretty On a Whim Washi tapes. I love their tropical vibes! I’ve also used my new Washi Tape Chomper to create the perfect pennant shape. This clever little tool is so easy to use – simple measure the size tape you have, align the tape and then press to cut the shape.

Handmade Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Here is an image of the Letterpress just before it’s rolled through the Evolution Advanced. I adhered the plate to the base, then inked it up, aligned the paper and then rolled it through the Evolution.

Letterpress Kit and Evolution Advanced by We R Memory Keepers

This is a card I created using the same ‘Hello’ plate, combined with the word ‘sunshine’ (both included in the starter kit). I gave some Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock a light watercolour wash and then inked up the plates with yellow pigment ink and debossed it.

Handmade Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers 

The sunny brights give this card a very happy vibe!

Handmade Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

This next card is very simple in it’s composition.

Handmade Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I’ve used my Dial Trimmer to trim some thin strips of patterned paper, having fun with the different edge finishes!

I laid all the strips up, adhering them to the front of my card, then trimmed off the excess with my Supreme Ruler.

Dial Trimmer and Supreme Ruler by We R Memory Keepers

The beveled and scalloped edges have a relaxed feel to them and the strips co-ordinate nicely with the fun On a Whim Chipboard Stickers which I have used to add my greeting.

Handmade Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers
My final card turned out so fun and I’m really excited to share it with you!

It’s a self contained card and envelope in one, which has a perforated area which, when pulled back, reveals a greeting.

Dial Trimmer by We R Memory Keepers

To start, I used my Envelope Punch Board to create an envelope for a 4×6 landscape card. This punch board is a firm favourite of mine! Once I had measured and trimmed my paper, I went about creating the envelope, but didn’t seal it. Instead, I used my ruler to draw two lines, in the centre of the front of the card, about an inch and a half apart.

I then used the perforated blade on the Dial Trimmer over the lines I had drawn.

Envelope Punch Board, Dial Trimmer, and Supreme Ruler by We R Memory Keepers

Next I created the little postcard for inside the envelope. I typed up a message on my Typecast Typewriter  and embellished the striped paper with some On a Whim clear and chipboard stickers.

I placed the card, face-down onto the prepared envelope sheet and folded it up, adhering it shut.

The final step, was creating a little tab so the recipient would know to pull open the perforated area. I used my Tab Punch Board to create a ‘small’ side tab and then, used a blade to very carefully cut a small slit on the far right hand side of the perfed section. I slid the tab inside, making sure it was well adhered, so it wouldn’t come off when in use.

Handmade Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers
The moment of truth…. Success!

Handmade Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I’m so happy with how this card turned out – such a fun surprise card, thanks to my Dial Trimmer!

Handmade Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers
Thanks so much for joining me today. I hope you have as much fun creating with these fabulous tools as I do!

Handmade Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

 

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

Supreme Ruler

Envelope Punch Board

Tab Punch Board

Dial Trimmer

Typecast Typewriter

Evolution Advanced

Letterpress Kit

Pigment Ink Pads

Washi Tape Chomper

Amy Tangerine On a Whim #378737 Patchwork 12×12

Amy Tangerine On a Whim #378718 Full Bloom 12×12

Amy Tangerine On a Whim #378748 Stickers Book

Amy Tangerine On a Whim #378746 Chipboard Stickers

Amy Tangerine On a Whim Washi Tape

Bazzill Premium Cardstock – Rose Quartz

 

 

 

 

 

Planner Spread with the Washi Chomper

Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here. Washi tape is a staple when I am planning. For this week’s pages, I put the We R Memory Keepers Washi Chomper to use, along with some planner-friendly WRMK  washi tapes:

Planner Spread with the We R Memory Keepers Washi Chomper by Tessa Buys

First, I started with the days of the week. Using the days of the week washi and the Washi Chomper, I made a pointed label for each day. I love how the washi strips now direct my eye to that day’s appointments.

Planner Spread with the We R Memory Keepers Washi Chomper by Tessa Buys

Second, I used the Washi Chomper to cut out a few yellow arrows to highlight some important details of my week. This time I created one pointed end and one notched end. I love how handy the We R Memory Keepers washi tapes are for keeping my planner organized!

Planner Spread with the We R Memory Keepers Washi Chomper by Tessa Buys

Last, I used some other WRMK washi tapes to simply decorate my page – coral borders here and there, and polka dot accents in a few places. Some Pink Paislee puffy stickers finished off the embellishing and my pages were ready for my pen.

Planner Spread with the We R Memory Keepers Washi Chomper by Tessa Buys

Planner Spread with the We R Memory Keepers Washi Chomper by Tessa Buys

 

I love how the Washi Chomper perfectly cut all my washi tape labels. I know I could do pretty much the same thing with scissors, but not nearly this neatly and uniformly. I never can seem to get my notches perfectly centered, and forget an even point. This handy tool is going straight into my planning supplies cart for many future uses!

Planner Spread with the We R Memory Keepers Washi Chomper by Tessa Buys

Supplies Used:

Washi Chomper

Washi Tape

Washi Tape

Pocket Page with the Washi Chomper

Hello everybody! Soraya here to share with you a pocket page project using a great tool that will rock your way of using washi tape: the Washi Chomper!

Pocket Page featuring the Washi Chomper by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Pocket Page featuring the Washi Chomper by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

This fun tool is able to trim and give shapes to your washi tape! It’s very easy and comfortable to use, I had a cool time playing with it to decorate my pocket page.

Pocket Page featuring the Washi Chomper by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Pocket Page featuring the Washi Chomper by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Pocket Page featuring the Washi Chomper by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

You can even use one or both ends of the washi cut as arrows or a banner flag! The We R Memory Keepers washi tapes are the best! My favorite are the “days of the week” and the thin coral roll with small hearts.

Pocket Page featuring the Washi Chomper by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Pocket Page featuring the Washi Chomper by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Pocket Page featuring the Washi Chomper by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

The Washi Chomper is definitely one these tools you can easily become addicted to!  Forget your scissors and play with this fun trimmer!  Hope you had fun joining me today, happy creating everyone and until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Washi Chomper

We R Washi Tapes

Photo sleeves

Papers and embellishments are from Maggie Holmes