New Release | Washi Wraps

As the holiday season approaches in the next few months, we’ve taken care of your packaging and gift giving needs with some new colors and styles of Washi Wraps!


Grab this trendy kraft color wrap that coordinates with just about any envelope or gift box you’ve got! The all-occasion greeting make this roll super versatile.



Speed up your holiday gift giving with this roll of washi wrap. You’ll get Christmas, New Year, and generic holiday greetings all rolled into one!

Remember to check in tomorrow to see who the winners of the Heat Wave and Wildflower paper collection are! Will one of them be you?

Reasons I Love You Bag

Giving a handmade gift really makes someone feel special.  But when you add the personal touch of journaling, that handmade gift feels even more special. I used some Captured Journaling Cards to write down reasons why I love my sweetheart and placed them in this decorative bag I made with the Gift Bag Punch Board.

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First I punched and scored an 8×12″ piece of kraft cardstock according to the directions on the Gift Bag Punch Board for making a large bag.

We R_reasons bag 1

Then I cut off 1 1/2″ from the top of the bag, leaving the back of the bag at full height. I used the scoring tool and a guideline on the punch board to score the back of the bag to create a flap closure. Then I punched the corners of the flap with the Scallop/Cloud Corner Chomper, glued the bag together, and added a strip of sticky-back velcro to hold the flapped closed.

We R_reasons bag 2

After journaling on my cards, I embellished the front of the bag with Washi Tape, Baker’s Twine, and a Crazy For You Embossed Sticker and Mini Badge.

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I love that this gift not only represents the time and effort I spent to make it, but it also includes my heartfelt handwritten thoughts, feelings, and expressions of love. Another fun idea is to write acts of service or kindness you will do for your recipient that they can pull out of the bag and ask for anytime–kind of like service coupons.



Gift Bag Punch Board
Corner Chomper–Scallop/Cloud
Captured Journaling Cards
Washi Tape–Onyx, Plum, Sea Foam
Baker’s Twine–Purple
Crazy For You–embossed stickers and mini badge

Albums Made Easy Cards

Need an idea for how to use your leftover journaling cards when your Albums Made Easy scrapbook is finished? Or maybe you’d just like some tips for quick and easy card-making? Then check out the cards I made below using some Chalkboard Albums Made Easy Journaling and Die Cut Cards. These cards took me minutes to create, and I used up some scraps and leftover journaling cards in the process.

To create these I cut two 4.25 x 5.5 inch cards that open on the right. I covered the fronts with some chalkboard paper. Then I trimmed a 2 x 5.5 inch strip of patterned paper for each card, and layered a journaling card and die cut card on top. I love the extra visual interest that the die cut cards add!  I finished off the cards with some washi tape, baker’s twine, and brads for accents.

I really like the softness that rounded corners add, so I punched the corners on the cards and patterned paper strips using the 3/8 & 1/8 inch Corner Chomper to match my journaling and die cut cards. Designer tip: if you’re looking to match the rounded corners on your AME cards, the 3/8 ” side of this Corner Chomper is what you need.



Chalkboard Albums Made Easy Journaling Cards

Chalkboard Paper Pack

1/8 & 3/8 inch Corner Chomper

Washi Tape–Coral

Baker’s Twine–Aqua

Brads–Yellow, Aqua

Festive Custom Doily

If you’re planning on sharing some treats this Halloween, why not try creating a custom doily to add that special spooky touch.  Line a plate or tray with your favorite Halloween colored paper after punching it with the Lucky 8, or Mini 8 punch and your goodies will look extra irresistible.

To create this custom doily I used a sheet of white cardstock, a sheet of black cardstock, an orange 12×12 washi adhesive sheet, and the Retro Scallop Lucky 8 Punch.

First, I pulled the adhesive backing off the washi sheet and carefully added it to the white cardstock.  Designer tip: use a plastic card to smooth the washi sheet and squeeze out any air bubbles after adhering it to the cardstock.

Next, I punched the washi covered cardstock with the Retro Scallop Lucky 8 Punch using both the outer and inner cuts.  To add some contrast I punched a sheet of black cardstock with the same Lucky 8 Punch using only the outer cut.  I layered the two punched sheets of cardstock on a white platter, and voila!

The washi adhesive sheet makes a perfect grease-proof custom doily, but you can also use your favorite colored cardstock, or patterned paper.

You can also use the Mini 8 punch for smaller batches of treats.  Custom doilies work great for delivering treats to neighbors and friends, parties, school treats, and you can make them for any holiday or occasion using the right papers and colors.


P.S. CLICK HERE for the recipe for these yummy and festive Gooey Monster Eye Cookies!

Supplies used:

Lucky 8 Punch-Retro Scallop

Washi Adhesive Sheet–Orange

Bewitched Textured Cardstock–Cauldron and Ghost

Aly Dosdall