Thursday, August 9, 2012

Washi Tape? Yes, Please!

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Get It Scrapped! has a great article up this week...8 Ideas for Embellishing Scrapbook Pages with Washi Tape.  I had the pleasure of doing a page for this article and used one of my favorite Washi Tapes - the SMASH Tape from K&Company.  I love the black and white tape with the polka dots, because you can use it on most of your layouts, without worrying about matching colors to your papers.

So, here is a little bit about my page.  First off, I took inspiration for this page from the Father's Day Card class taught back in June by Kim Watson at Club CK.  She gave step by step instructions for an awesome Father's Day card, which included some cute felt mustache's...which is what our daughter is wearing in the photo.  So the theme of my page fell in line from there.  I re-created one of the felt mustache's from the card, using patterned paper this time.  I also used one of the large stickers from the Echo Park Times & Seasons collection for an extra embellishment on my page.  That is where my Washi Tape comes in.  I cut four strips of the SMASH tape and folded them in half.  I didn't press them all the way together at the ends, though.  Once I had each of the pieces folded, I just adhered them to the back of the sticker, to create a fun embellishment for the page.  I also added a strip of the SMASH tape as a border, at the top of the page.  For some more great ideas for Washi Tape on your layouts or projects come check out the article at Get It Scrapped!

Products Used:  Patterned Paper & Stickers:  Echo Park; Thickers:  American Crafts; SMASH Tape:  K&Company; Wood Veneer:  Studio Calico; Brads:  My Mind's Eye;  Baker's Twine:  The Twinery; Other:  Buttons & Dowel

And speaking of Kim Watson's FREE classes...she has one coming up this 
Saturday, August 11.

Who doesn't love scrapbook accents that pop right off the page? Creating Keepsakes magazine is proud to present "Lovely Layering", a free scrapbooking class taught by CK Dream Team member Kim Watson. You'll follow along as Kim teaches you four simple layered accents using regular supplies you may already have on hand.

This fantastic hour-long class will take place on Saturday, August 11, at 11:00 am Mountain Daylight Time (that's 10:00 am Pacific, noon Central, and 1:00 pm Eastern) in the Club CK Classes & Chats forum (a new thread will be posted at 11:00 am when class begins).

Supplies Needed:
  1. A variety of scallop circles
  2. Buttons
  3. Pennants, flags, or triangle punch
  4. 1 1/4" circle punch
  5. Twine
  6. Adhesive
  7. Ribbons and lace
  8. Sewing machine
  9. Mixture of accents suitable for layering
  10. Coffee filters or filter embellishments
I hope you will come over to Club CK and check out Kim's class.  You will have the chance to create some totally adorable embellishments for your layouts and be entered to win a great prize from Creating Keepsakes, by uploading and sharing your projects from the class.


  1. What a fan*stache*tic layout! So cute and I love how you played up this trend. Your daughter looks so cute. Think the polka dot Washington tape is my favorite tape too. I'll have to check out Kim Watson's class as well as the Washington tape article.

  2. This is so stinkin' cute, Ashley! Kudos to you for using boy-ish papers on an adorable girl page :) Love the staches...especially the one on the stick to mimic the one in the photo. Brilliant! That title is SO are so clever, girl! I love everything about this!

  3. Too funny! Love your layout. Thanks fro sharing all the info about Kim's class.

  4. I love this line from EP! I never would have thought about using it for a girl page, but of course you pulled it off and made it look fabulous! Love your washi tape accent, the circle embellies, the way you did your title, and the tache on a stick! So so so cute!!!

  5. very, very cool layout!!!love the stashes!!!!

  6. This is FABULOUS!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee everything about it!! I love love love that camera paper, the photo, the mustache and loveeeeeeeeeeee loveeeeeeeeeeeee loveeeeeeeeeeee the title!!!!

  7. this is TOTALLY fun--LOVE the moustache!

  8. Such a cute page, love the mustaches! Great tips about the black washi tape. My collection is quite small so far because I never know which tapes to buy! Neutral would be a great start.

  9. Wow, Ashley - what an amazing and fun LO - this title is so perfect and creative!!! Gorgeous page!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  10. I love this...might be one of my favorites! The colors, washi tape, banner, large stickers, mushtache paper, and the darling photo! Cute, cute!

  11. I love this cute and fun layout.