I am so in love with washi tape. I’ve seen it time and time again at crafting stores, but I really didn’t understand the appeal. It’s tape, that’s colored. Pssh, it didn’t seem like something to get excited about.
When Wonder Boy and I made these Minecraft glitter ornaments, I bought my first washi tape. I loved it. It was tape, that had glitter on it. What’s not to love?
THEN, I saw some Star Wars washi tape. Well, of course, I had to buy it. I first used it when making these super easy washi tape bookmarks.
NOW, I want to washi allthethings! ALL of them!!!
If you aren’t familiar with washi tape, it’s a thin decorated masking tape. Now, washi tape isn’t your typical masking tape. It’s actually Japanese in origin, and is made from rice paper. Washi tape comes in all kinds of colors and patterns. It’s also not very tacky, so you can remove it pretty easily.
It’s kind of like a sticky ribbon.
Think of all the amazing things you could do with a beautiful sticky ribbon.
Washi tape can make the mundane into a stunning masterpiece. Ok, maybe not a masterpiece. But sticking some washi tape on your phone charger can make it stand out from the crowd.
Today, I’m going to show you how to take a boring thank you card and turn it into a washi tape masterpiece.
These thank you cards are perfect for kids’ to give after their birthday parties. They are cheap to make, and you can find washi tape in so many different designs. So, you can personalize if for whatever thing-a-ma-bob that the birthday child likes. Of course, you don’t have to make thank you washi tape cards. You can make them for any occasion.
Supplies needed for washi tape cards
- Washi tape
- Plain thank you cards
Yeah, two supplies, that’s it. If you can’t find any plain thank you cards, you can just use card stock. Fold it in half, and voila, you’ve got a card.
Instructions for making washi tape cards
If you think the supply list is short, you’re going to love how stupidly simple it is to put together these cards.
You need to apply your washi tape to the front of the card. Let the tape hang over the edge of the card just a bit. You can see how I did it in the picture below. I actually taped the first row of washi tape to the table I was working on so that the card would stay in place.
You can get as creative as you want with your design.
Once you’ve got a washi tape design on your card all you need to do trip the edge of the tape with scissors. Whooo Hoo! It’s a beautiful card. Or, in my case it’s a Star Wars stormtrooper card.
One thing I really love about washi tape is the ability to easily personalize anything to make it for your own tastes. These cards definitely suit my own Star Wars loving tastes, but if Star Wars isn’t your thing there are so many different decorative washi tapes to choose from.
The project itself is so easy to do too. You can just throw some blank cards and washi tape at your kids and let them make their own washi tape cards.
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