Saturday, December 21, 2013

A washi hello and a giveaway!

Do you love washi like I do?  I remember when it was first coming out, I was like...eh.  Well, its grown on me.  I use it for everything.  Masking. Taping down stencils. Taping down dies.  Closing envelopes.  Making packages pretty...the list goes on.  So I have a fun little giveaway today.  Kelly Purkey has some ADORABLE washi's in such a fun coordinating color combo.  First let me show you my card using the tapes.  This card is also made using this week's new Retro Sketch.

Washi Hello...



I cut out a 4' x 5 1/4" piece of card stock and put down 4 pieces of tape, wrapping them around the edges and to the back.  Then I popped that up on foam tape onto the card base.

Washi Hello...



Another stack up to make the sentiment pop...I think I used about 6 die cuts here and a little Tombow liquid glue.  :)  I love the big hello die from Simon Says and I love this little one even more!


Washi Hello...



Here is this week's Retro Sketch...


If you would like to play along this week, make up your own creation and link it up over at the Retro Sketches blog.  While you are there, check out what Arielle, Kasia and Michelle have created this week.  

Do you want some washi too?  I will be giving away these 2 sets....



Just tell me what your favorite way to use Washi and I will pick a random winner.  The giveaway will end Monday night, December 23rd at 7pm CST and I will announce the winner on Christmas Eve.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I always appreciate your visits! Have a great Saturday.  




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71 comments:

  1. Oh, dear, I can't see your pics. Is it just me? When I saw the sketch you included I immediately thought of my washi collection and how I could take the strips and make rays. Really bold graphic ones. Pi like using bold washi to create a pattern with just a simple sentiment. Easy quick card but big impact.

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  2. I can't see your photos either. You may have to check your settings on Flickr! Love the Retro Sketch!

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  3. Can't see the pics. Love those tapes and the sketch is great for using tapes. I use the tapes for making accents on cards but also on layouts and how generous to do this give-away.

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  4. Such a fun card-love the bright colors! I actually haven't used Washington yet, although I've received bits and pieces on gift envelopes and reused them for taping down dies etc. I'd be excited to try them!

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  5. What a darling card and simply too cute!! I am just now getting into Washi tape ( I know I am slow with the roll, Pun intended.) lOL but so far my favorite way was when I made a Christmas tag and it held a piece of card stock down on top of the tag.

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  6. Your card is absolutely delightful! Such inspiration! My favorite use for Washi tape is on the back of an envelope to give the appearance that the Washi tape is used to seal the envelope. I only use a 2" to 3" hand torn piece, though.

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  7. Wow.... what a beautiful card! Love the SSS Hello die and LOVE the Kelly Purkey washi! I mostly use my washi to position dies, but will occasionally use it as the colorful focus of my card.
    Thanks for the generous giveaway!

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  8. Your card is so bright and cheerful.Love the Washi layers and how the Hello POPS. Who doesn't love Washi? I use it for just about everything as well. I mask with it, decorate everyday objects like pens, pencils, bull clips, vases etc, use it on cards, scrapbook pages and more. It's one of those craft items that I find very addictive.

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  9. Great card! I love that hello die! My favorite way to use washi is as that last bit if something on cards and layouts.

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  10. Such a cute card...I love it! My favorite way to use washi tape is to create a little border behind a raised panel. It adds just the right amount of color. Merry Christmas!

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  11. This week my favorite way to use my Washington tape is to hang Christmas cards to my wall.

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  12. Ha! Stupid autocorrect changed washi to Washington. :)

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  13. A first I was "what do I do with this". Now I use it lot for quick and easy cards. It really is great for diagonal stripes.

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  14. LOVE washi tape---favorite use--a quick and easy tag or card. I love yours!

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  15. okay, love your card with all the fun washi and the stacked sentiment! Looks fabulous!

    Washi, I love washi and I've actually managed to finish off 2 rolls in the last couple of weeks, personally, I think that is a major accomplishment:) I love to decorate my envelopes with them! I always reach for my washi to secure my cardstock down to the Cameo Cutting mat too :)

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  16. Sealing envelopes is probably the most common way I use it but I do love sticking a random strip on just about anything that sits still too long in my studio! =] Happy holidays!

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  17. Love this card, so clean and fun! Love the multiple layers on the hello! My favorite way to use washi is to seal envelopes and to make little flags...I also love it for taping down my dies to stay put when I run them through the Big Shot.

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  18. I had to comment just because of the colors with your washi give away! Fabulous!! i just use washi usually as strips - not overly creative, but packs a punch!

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  19. This season I'm loving it on tags. Thanks for a chance to win a fabulous tape combo.

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  20. Love the card, Laurie. I like how the piece is wrapped in washi and popped up. I don't use washi on my cards too often but I love to use it on envelopes and small gift projects. I hope my friends like getting mail with colorful washi tape on it to brighten their day.

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  21. I LOVE this card, Laurie! If I happen to win, please pick someone else as I have already won this exact washi from Laura Bassen's blog. ;)

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  22. So cute! Actually I haven't had a lot of experience with washi tape, I'd love to try it out!

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  23. I love the bright colors of these tapes! I use washi tape as a fun way to attach notes of love & encouragement on mirrors, doors, etc. for my family, friends & co-workers.

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  24. BEAUTIFUL card! LOVE the white "hello" just touching the pretty washi tape! I love to use washi tape on pretty much anything! It is great for masking, embellishing, or for tacking dies on paper when running through my Cuttlebug - truly versatile! Thanks for a chance to win some more pretties!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
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  25. I have LOTS of washi and NEVER use it. I love the idea you showed. To pop it up make so much sense. I need to try that and use some ;)
    Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win some!
    Merry Christmas, laurie!
    Susan

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  26. Laurie I fell in love with washi before it was even mainstream but did not have a clue what to do with it? No I love it for holding down dies, sealing envelopes and taping down dies and elements to card fronts.

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  27. I just sent out a bunch of cards and sealed them down using regular tape. Darn it. If I was clearer in the head and less rushed I would have sealed my envelope with them!

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  28. Oh that hello looks awesome stacked! I love to finish envelopes with washi, quick, extra seal and easy to tie in with the card colors!

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  29. Love this card...so cheerful! I've been using washi to embellish envelopes and attach cards to packages ...but I think I need to case this little gem for my next washi project!

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  30. I love to use Washi on cards but my current favorite way is as a binding when I alter mini notebooks. Thanks for a chance to win! .

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  31. your card is absolutely gorgeous and I loooove washi tape. Yours are great. I love the colours!

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  32. Hi, I love to use washi tape too, especially on my envelopes to jazz them up. Thanks for the inspiration and fab giveaway.

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  33. I mostly use wash to tape down dies but also to seal up envelopes to give them pizazz! :)

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  34. I have never really used washi tape, but I have always wanted some! I love how its so fresh and fun! I would probably use it like you did here on this card and also to hold things into place like my dies.

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  35. I love washi tape, and I love this card that you made. I have used the tape in different ways--on a card ( like you), covered thin card stock with it and die cut it with the loopsy daisy die into a flower, decorated kraft paper with it on a gift. I use the uglier patterns to hold dies in place when I run them through my big shot.

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  36. I love using washi tape to make cards. Thanks for the chance to win. Meredith245 at yahoo dot com

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  37. Great card! I love washi tape and use it on cards and ATCs. Love closing envelopes with it too! Adds a nice decorative touch and some fun color!

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  38. My current favorite thing to do is mask off different parts of different words in a stamp and stamp them in different colors. Washi tape is addictive, I tell you!

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  39. My current favorite thing to do is mask off different parts of different words in a stamp and stamp them in different colors. Washi tape is addictive, I tell you!

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  40. I use washi to seal my envelopes. I love the hello die too!

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  41. I use it on my cards for a decorative effective

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  42. I don't yet have any Washi tape, but I love seeing you create with it, and I would so love to CASE some of your projects! Thanks for the chance to win :-)

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  43. I love using it on my cards and some on the envelope.

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  44. Love your cards! So clean and fun! My favorite way to use washi is to make little "banner flags" with it.

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  45. This is fabulous! I felt the same way when I first saw it, but sure can be addicting! I love using it on cards and envelopes too! Thanks so much for the chance!

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  46. Fantastic CAS card, Laurie! Don't put me in the prize giveaway, I just wanted to stop in and wish you the happiest of holidays!! Holly Jolly Hugs, Darnell

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  47. Love the card Laurie! I use Washi tape to stick my kids art on the wall - it unifies the collection of pictures and the kids love it!

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  48. You always come up with the coolest designs ~ yet clean & simple just how I like it. I often get that duh, why didn't I think of that" when I see how others use their Washi tape on cards. My two attempts just didn't turn out to my satisfaction. I need to use it more often instead of hoarding my little stash. Also works well for "pulling" die cuts out of dies. : )

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  49. I like to lay down various was hi tape strips onto card stock and then die cut my design out of that!

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  50. That is a great card!!!! I use washi tape for so many things....to ad a little something to my projects, as a border, as gift wrap tape, envelope seal, even my DD likes washi tape and has some of her own to play with!

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  51. Umm, I've never used washi tape because I don't have any! ;)

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  52. I use Washi strips on the front of cards as accents and then repeat in smaller areas inside, to coordinate.
    Laura Holt
    [Google will identify me as "unknown"]

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  53. I use Washi tape to decorate and/or accent cards - inside and out!

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  54. My favorite use for Washi tape is creating cards with it. I am always looking for a way to use it because I love it! I also use on tags, sealing envelopes and to hold down dies. Your card is great!!

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  55. Super cute, Laurie! Really love this palette, and those tapes are fantastic! I'm also lovin' that die!

    Hey, and thanks so much for stopping by my little ol' blog! I'm ever so behind with everyone in blogland, but I so appreciate you taking the time to leave me some love. Merry Christmas!

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  56. Darling! I love this card, Laurie. And the colors and patterns of washi you used are so fun! I like to use washi on cards but also to dress up envelopes a bit.

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  57. I love washi for backgrounds like the one you created. Very cute.

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  58. I love it on cards also, but I need to start using it for other things!

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  59. I have a lot of Washi, but not really found a way to use it yet. I love your card and are going to have to copy it!!!

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  60. I love to use washi as a border and also to tack dies in place for cutting

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  61. Hey Laurie, I loved your card this week, a great twist on the sketch. I love using Washi Tape..my fave way to use it is as a border between two pieces of paper - usually one embossed and one patterned. Happy Christmas. Cx

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  62. What a great way to use washi! Love the card. I don't own any yet but this card sure makes me want to go pick some up quick!

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  63. My favourite thing to do with mine is have them on display! But the last 'project' was covering a wooden skewer and turning it into a fairy wand :)

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  64. I recently used washing on the back of my Christmas card envelopes to add some colour.

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  65. LAURRRRRRRRRRRRRRIE! I love this card--- what a fab use of washi tape! I LOVE the colors and designs…. love love love that stacked sentiment! I MUST remember to try that out! LOVE!

    You are amazing:) <3 Merry Christmas <3

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  66. wow. love the white die cut sentiment against the white backround. :)

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  67. I love how washi adds a pop of color to a card.

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  68. I just purchased my first Washi from The Impress Store in Seattle over the holidays. Loved using the gold/black tape to ground a die cut focal point. Thanks for the chance to win some additional colors Laurie!

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  69. Fabulous card, Laurie! I have that larger hello die, but I'm thinking I might need the smaller one, too....

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  70. Very cute - I'm late on the washi trend, but trying to catch up. :)

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