Monday, September 9, 2013

Wishy Washi Birthday Mini Cards

Washi tape ideas for 3x3 mini birthday cards (love notes)

There's really nothing wishy-washy about today's project! I love creating 3x3 note cards and, well, who doesn't love washi tape? So I was pretty excited to see the current Friday Mashup Challenge. It was easy to "mash it up" and use washi tape on my cute 3x3 birthday cards.

Mini 3x3 cards are quick and easy to create and they are great to have on hand for a variety of uses: gift tags, love notes for your honey, tucked in a lunchbox for the kiddos ... the list goes on!

By using bold, bright colors and patterned washi tape (rather than floral), my cards will be appropriate for any age or gender.

I was able to create this set of 3x3 cards in just a few simple steps:
  • Apply washi tape strips directly to the front of the card base.
  • Cut a banner panel, flag one end, punch the heart shape, and attach to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Stamp the greetings onto strips of cardstock, flag the ends, and adhere to the card.

One of the many things I like about washi tape is that you can mix and match so easily. I used washi tape from three different collections to create this batch of birthday note cards. (See which ones I used below.)

It was fun to play around with the washi tape for a little bit of variation and that's when I discovered this:

3x3 birthday gift/tag card with washi tape design

By lining up the chevron pattern washi tape just right, it creates this cool geometric pattern!

Don't you just love when something you didn't really plan turns out to be a happy accident?! 

Have a great week!

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Today's project featured the following Stampin' Up! products:
Stamps: Itty Bitty Banners (W-132022, C-126257)
Ink: Regals Collection (Island Indigo) Stampin' Write Markers (131262)
Paper: Naturals White (102316), Crumb Cake (120953), Smoky Slate (131202), Island Indigo 12x12 Textured Cardstock (132132)
Tools: Full Heart Punch (119883)
Accessories: Witches' Brew Designer Washi Tape (132156), Season of Style Designer Washi Tape (132155), Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape (131269), Brights Candy Dots (130931)

Stampin' Up! Designer Washi Tape

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  1. Very fun! I thought your last card was a stamp... what a cool pattern! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

    1. Thanks, Heidi. Very fun discovery with the washi tape!!

  2. Terrific job with the washi tape! I'm not a fan of washi tape, but you sure make a great arguement for it with these terrific cards!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

    1. Thanks much Lisa! Washi tape can be tricky. I think it falls in the "just because you can, it doesn't mean you should" categories. ;)


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