Sometimes someone else’s cards and ideas are so perfect, I need to share them exactly as is, and that’s what today’s blog post is all about-this post is brought to you from the very talented Sarah Sagert from the Stampin’ Up! 2012 Artisan Design Team
CHANGE IS GOOD!
Much like in fashion and home décor, trends in paper crafting are changing all of the time. We often see trends from one area cross over into the other.
I am excited to see change! As creative artists, we tend to craft in our own unique style, but at the same time, we can also be inspired by current trends. By using new and fresh products, we are constantly growing as artists. I love paper crafting and I love following the current trends. Change is good and new products are good!
The first project I have to share with you features the new Coaster Board. I love this stuff! It’s about half the thickness of chipboard and it comes in a pretty vanilla colour. It is recommended to use with the Big Shot dies(US/CAN). I chose the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die for my project. I used the cut-out portion of the Coaster Board, then ran it through the Beautifully Baroque Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to add some texture.
I added even more texture by painting my Coaster Board with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz. This is a go-to product for me! I opened up the bottle and used a small brush to apply the Smooch Spritz. It dries so quickly! I also used it to create some splatter.
More Washi Samples!
Another incredible talent is Angie B. a senior concept artist at Stampin’ Up! Look at how she recently used washi tape (and other stuff):
I am a huge fan of the Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper and the Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape. And the little Remember This and That Rotary Stamp is packed full of goodness—plus, it will keep track of important dates for you until 2023! The sticker sheets can be used in the journal, or to make some seriously quick cards (see below).
To make the envelope, cut a strip of 4″ x 10″ Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper. Score at 4″ and 8-1/8″. Washi tape the sides closed and decorate the flap. Done! You can make any size envelope to coordinate with any size card. You can also use these envelopes as additional memento pockets for the Epic Day This & That Journal—or to quickly make your own gift card wrap.
Notice how I have also washi’d the binder clip? Wrap pencils, make toothpick flags, decorate your cell phone cover. It really could get ridiculous! What will you washi?
Hope these ideas help you see even more uses for that wonderful wacky Washi tape!
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