Day 8 {Make Madness} – Part 2 – Washi Tape Stickers

Make Madness


Day 8 – Washi Tape Stickers


There are a few things in life I can’t seem to get enough of… boxes, glitter, yarn, dogs and stickers.  Today I’m focused on stickers ;-).  I have always loved stickers.  There was a time when there were stores devoted to stickers.  Like a candy shop, you could browse the rolls of stickers and buy as many as you wanted in all sizes, shapes, colors and themes.  Sticker only shops don’t exist any more, but my love of stickers hasn’t waned.

0128ddfe6fc4958380d22ac734e2684c4e342e5ce0I remember being in high school when my closest friend came home from a family vacation with a little strawberry covered tin.  It was a gift for me and it contained stickers.  I still have that tin and the memories of how happy that gift made me.  My friend had no idea how much I loved stickers or how thoughtful her gift was that 30 years later I still have the tin.

Today’s tutorial worked out… sort of.  I followed the tutorial instructions, but I couldn’t, for the life of me, get my punches to cut through the washi tape/wax paper layer cleanly.  I can only think that my punches are old and the wax paper isn’t strong enough.

Instead of throwing in the towel, though, I repeated a technique I’ve shown with a couple of cards (St. Patrick’s Day and Valentine’s Day) with a bit of a spin.

013c9dcecb7a87b1ef25889cb922d347fd87e88f49I used the same 5 washi tape designs, but on 3 different colored piece of cardstock.  Because washi tape is translucent, the color of whatever it is stuck to comes through.  I really liked the result.  These are all the same shapes with the same tape designs, but each with a different look.0115d3c919164fadcc40e2848ee8ea4bccc963a9da019bbbc6eaff052a21054a2575c4dcca2ec1922acd0183e1363e92f9133812f865b7bd028ed7c4503c05This would help to add varied color to a card or paper project, but keep all the elements in the same color family.While the original plan for today didn’t work out, I’m still pleased that I found a new spin on an old technique and I added a few more stickers (once I add glue dots) to my collections.



Until tomorrow,






Hey did you say spin?  I can spin… all the way around and catch my tail.  Wanna see?


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2 Responses to Day 8 {Make Madness} – Part 2 – Washi Tape Stickers

  1. AndreSue says:

    Washi tape is so pretty but I have no idea what to do with it. My daughter has used it to decorate her phone and laptop. And, she recently covered a Christmas box to make it more year-round appropriate to leave out in her room. It took 2 layers. I think I’d like it more if it wasn’t so translucent. But, using it for card decoration is a great idea!

    • gracieed says:

      I was introduced to washi tape through card making and scrapbooking so it’s an embellishment that’s always found a use for me. I also like to place strips on envelopes and in my Project Life entries. A couple of days ago I bought some of those flameless votive candles to put washi tape around to add some color and interest. I love what your daughter’s done though – I’ll have to see if there’s anything else I want to cover with pretty tape. Maybe something for the dogs ;-).

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