Friday, September 28, 2012

Scrapbook Steals - the last HOORAH!

I can't believe that the term for my Summer Design Team at is actually over! Where has that 3 months gone??? So sad to be finishing :-(
These final projects are are using  'Love my Tapes Washi tape'! To be honest - this is something I have never used before! I love to see everyone's projects using it but never felt comfortable to put it on my own projects. After trawling round Pinterest for ideas - I had a blast! I specifically asked for 'Halloween' colors to do a Halloween theme on my projects - I had green, purple and black washi tapes.
The first project I made was a wreath.
 I used a chipboard circle for the base, and then colored clothes pegs in the different colored tapes. I pegged them onto the circle and used The Cutting Cafe's spiderweb shaped card set to cut out the spider, web and letters. I added the tape to the letters and the body of the spider, along with some bakers twine. I used the washi tape, doubled over, to hang the wreath up - doubled over the washi tape is actually quite strong.
The second project I made was a card.
 I used The Cutting Cafe's Halloween Time printable stamp set, printed the witches legs and shoes onto the card and then fussy cut the legs out. I then used the green and purple washi tape to create striped socks! The boots were then printed out again on another piece of card and I fussy cut the boot strap and backed it with more washi tape. I think this card looks pretty cute!
The third project I made was a 12x12 shadow box frame. 
I bought this simple wooden frame from Michael's, painted it black and then went to town! I created the inside layout using Regina Su Mangum's Pearl #7 sketch from the Mid Week Mojo Series over on blog. These are photos from last Halloween (my husband will love me for using his photo! NOT!) The papers are from My Mind's Eye 'Blackbird' collection - the colors work perfectly with this washi tape! I added the brad and washi tape to the bottom right hand corner and fussy cut the title from the papers. The banner is made from the washi tape (I stuck the tape onto white card first to give it a bit of strength and to allow the white to show through) and added a couple of spiders for interest. The characters at the bottom of the frame were fussy cut from the same collection.
 And my final project was treat jars (lots more of these to make before Halloween!)
I used an old jar from some paper flowers, added the washi around the centre and on the lid, and then used a Martha Stewart 'haunted fence' punch. The embellishments are recollections stickers, I added some twine and sweets and voila!
I had much more fun than I though I would with the washi tape - and I will definitely be using it again! Go check out the Scrapbook Steals website - they have this steal on to day and lots more in the archive! They really are the best place to go for at a great price! Daily Steals are 9am and 9pm MDT.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time on the Summer Design Team and am sorry to see it end. I hope I have encouraged you to hit that 'steal'  button along the way! Thank you so much ScrapbookSteals, Kristy Lee and Brittany Perry for a SUPER FUN experience! 

Happy Scrapping :-)


  1. wow!!!! Kerys! I just love what you did with the washi tapes!!! I love all of it!!! That card is soooooooo stinkin' cute!!!!

  2. OMG Kerys,you did a fantastic job on these projects and use of the washi tape! Amazing use of the tape on the card!

  3. I am blown away by your amazing Halloween projects, so very creative and so different, so love the witches feet card, just love the stripey tights!


  4. I love love love those witchy tights!

  5. Hi Kerys,
    Great washi tape projects! I really love the clothespin wreath. Can you give more details on that? How big is it, and did you paint the clothespins before you taped them? Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

  6. OMG these are all too stinkin' cute.. thanks for sharing

  7. Sorry for taking so long to reply - I completely forgot!!! I cut an 11 inch circle from chipboard with another 9 1/2 circle inside which I then painted black. The wooden clothes pins are regular sized clothes pins (almost 3 inches in length) - I didn't pa