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Friday, March 1, 2013

Scrapbook Steals Blog Hop

I am so happy and excited for today's blog post! I am honored to be part of the Scrapbook Steals Blog Hop! Scrapbook Steals is my favorite scrapbooking ideas blog and web site! I love to grab some great deals and participating in mid week mojo is a fun way to get some new inspiration for layouts.


I had the opportunity to work with Love My Tapes washi tapes and I can honestly tell you that I really do LOVE them! They are super easy to work with and the uses for them are absolutely endless. 

I had never used washi tape before so when they arrived in the mail I wasn't sure what I was going to do at first. But then the ideas just started coming and I couldn't wait to start adding washi tape to every project.

The first project I made was this tile. I went to Home Depot and bought a piece of tile for a $1 and then grabbed some paper from my stash and the fabulous washi tape. I decided to pull out the spray adhesive for this project so that I would know that the paper would stay down. I really love how the washi tape looks under the varsity letters DIXIE. The color is absolutely perfect and looks like it was just part of the paper. The blue washi tape at the bottom added a fun extra touch.





My next project I decided to wrap some washi tape around pencils. This was definitely an experience of trial and error. I had seen pencils wrapped in washi tape on Pinterest and wanted to give it a try, but I didn't see any tutorials that gave  me a critical piece of information -- how to wrap the tape.



The first time I did it I tried wrapping the tape around the pencil kind of in a spinning motion. It was really hard to get the pattern to line up and I would get about halfway down the pencil and then it would start to bunch up. 

The next time I tried it I did small strips around the pencil and that just became too much hassle.

The way that I actually found for it to work was to do long strips the length of the pencil (about three pieces).  This was also crucial for the sharpening of the pencil. The other ways were eaten up in the pencil sharpener and just didn't work.



Because the washi tape is somewhat thin if you don't want any of the pencil color to show through either do a couple of layers or use a pencil that is the same color pencil as your tape.

My final project was a card for St. Patrick's Day. I just ran the washi tape along the top of the card under the word "lucky." I love how the embossed paper underneath gave the same texture to the tape. Super easy project and I love the awesome little pop of umph to the card.



 Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! Feel free to become a follower and come back in the future. 

Make sure you check out Deborah's blog for your next stop on the blog hop :) and don't forget to go back to the Scrapbook Steals blog to enter to win an awesome prize!

If you've gotten lost along the way here is the whole line up for the blog hop:

49 comments:

  1. What great projects! Definitely want to decorate pencils! Thanks for the tip on that!

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  2. love the cards and great way to decorate the pencils

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  3. I love all the washi tape ideas!

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  4. great ideas, I have never seen pencils wrapped in washi, some great tips there!
    have a great weekend, Debxx

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  5. Very pretty cards and I love the pencils!

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  6. LOVE the pencils. What a great idea!

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  7. Great ideas! I never would have thought to cover a tile! :-)

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  8. How creative you were with the pencils!! I'm going to definitely have to use that idea-thank you! TFS

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  9. Lots of great ideas! The pencils turned out awesome! So nice of you to share how to do it so that it works;-)!!!

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  10. Way to jazz up some pencils. I might have to do that to some of my crafty pens because all we have are mechanical pencils around here.

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  11. Love Washi Tape! The tile idea is awesome! :)

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  12. Great Job on the HOP super cute ideas!

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  13. Love the pencils idea. It's listed on the box of my WRMK washi dispenser and I've actually kept it specifically for that idea. I am glad to have some tips instead of just pictures! Cute projects!

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  14. Thank you for the creative ideas. Love the tile. Thanks.

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  15. Awesome projects! I'm going to try the pencils for my nieces Easter basket! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  16. I am so thrilled that you are part of this blog hop! Wonderful, fun ideas! I love the pencils!!!

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  17. Wrapping pencils in washi tape...clever idea! Love it!

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  18. Your projects are amazing.......love the pencils!!!

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  19. Haven't seen the pencil thing. Cute idea. Great job!

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  20. OMG! How cute washi tape covered pencils.

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  21. I love your card and never thought of using wash on pencils!

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  22. What great ideas! Love the pencils!

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  23. those pencils are sooo colorful!

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  24. Thanks for the tip about wrapping pencils. I do enjoy the transparent nature of washi, and it's so much easier to apply to paper than ribbon is! Thanks for sharing your fun projects!

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  25. What do you mean you never used washi before? You rocked these projects, Julie!!

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  26. Fabulous projects! The washi tape added that extra special touch to all your projects. TFS!

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  27. That tile turned out perfect! Awesome projects!

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  28. These projects turned out wonderfully Julie! I love the pencil idea and definitely have to try it. On a side note, I had to smile when I saw your blog come up, when I realized that I already was a follower! I love your What I Wore Wednesday's! :)

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  29. Love the pencils! Awesome projects!

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  30. Great job on your projects! Love those pencils. I've never thought to wrap washi tape around pencils but may have to give it a try now. Would be a perfect birthday party goody bag item!

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  31. Looks like you are getting the hang of washi tape. Fun stuff, isn't it?

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  32. Beautiful projects....love the pencil idea!

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  33. Great tips for wrapping the pencils - thanks!!

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  34. Great Washi projects! The pencils are fun, and thanks for the tips.

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  35. Great job using the washi! I especially love how the tile turned out!

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  36. Cool ideas! I love the idea for the pencils. Thanks for sharing your tips!

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  37. love both of your ideas! my boys are gonna love their dressed up pencils!

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  38. Those pencils are a fantatsic idea!Thanks for sharing!

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  39. Great projects! Love the tile! May have to try that project out!

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  40. love the pencils, will have to try it out! thanks for the inspiration!

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  41. The pencils are really cool. So quick, easy and creative.

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