another way to use washi tape

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This is what happened when I left some washi tape out and two little hands found a new use for them.

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card making :: dollar bin finds for making valentines

You know what I’m talking about.  You stroll into Target thinking “I’m just going to get x, y, and z and zoom out of here.”  Said nobody ever, right?!  What’s worst is they put those dollar bins right in the walkway so you have to look because they’re right there, right?!  Well I’ll be the first to admit that occasionally you can find some really good deals there, and for things that are actually useful.

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For example, they’ve got some super cute crafting supplies for a mere buck that can help you make some pretty cute valentines.  And even better?  You can use the cards beyond Valentine’s Day for other occasions such as a birthday, an anniversary, congrats-on-becoming-engaged, and so on and so forth.  Here are three quick and easy designs you can pull together with some dollar bin finds and just in time for Valentine’s Day (which, by the way, is on February 14th!).

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Happy crafting!

card making: halloween is coming!

It’s obvious when you walk into any grocery store these days: Halloween is coming!  If you’re the type of friend who likes to send spooky greetings on this holiday, check out these three card designs for inspiration.  I will show you how to use alphabet letter stickers as an alternative to investing in a stamp to use as a sentiment and introduce you to glitter tape.  Think washi tape + glitter = POW!!

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Happy haunting, folks!

step away from the stamps … slowly, slowly …

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In an effort to try to be less “stamp heavy” with card designs, I’ve been trying to come up with ways to use other materials that may be more commonly found around the house or office.  I realize that not everyone owns stamps and that shouldn’t discourage people from wanting to be crafty: there are so many other ways to express creativity without breaking the bank to buy supplies that you may not use much later down the line.

So instead of complicated card designs that involve rubber stamping, here are a few ideas that are fast and simple to pull together in mere minutes.  You could even incorporate the help of your little ones while you’re at it: they can help tear washi tape, pick out the color of the balloon, or select the marker colors you should use.

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