The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Monday, June 24, 2013

Ways With Washi: BANNERS + a Giveaway


Hello and happy first Monday of summer to you, DeNami Friends! It's Emily here today with my June edition of Ways With Washi! Today we are going to take a look at making banners, flags, and pennants from washi tape as a fun accent for cards and other projects. And since America's Independence Day, July 4th, is just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to take a patriotic approach to today's samples.

For my first project, I've made a pennant banner, or pennant bunting as some folks like to call it, from washi tape (Red Stripes and Blue/White Dots washi tapes from DeNami). This is so easy to make! Simply wrap strips of washi tape around a length of baker's twine, allowing it to adhere to itself. Then use scissors to clip the end of each piece into a traditional triangular pennant shape or a swallowtail shape. So festive!

DeNami Supplies: Patriotic Chickie, Celebrate Circle, Red Cardstock, White Cardstock, baker's twine, Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Majestic Blue Versafine ink

On my second card,  I've created long swallowtail banners from a variety of DeNami washi tapes (Blue Stripes, Red GraphBlue/White Dots, and Red Stripes). When making long banners like these, I like to adhere strips of washi tape to wax paper before clipping out the V-shaped swallowtails. It makes handling the sticky strips while cutting so much easier. Then simply peel off the wax paper backing and affix the newly cut banners to your project!

DeNami Supplies: God Bless America, Red Cardstock, White Cardstock, baker's twine, Tuxedo Black Memento ink

And finally for my last project for today, I used my trusty DeNami Red Stripes and Blue/White Dots washi tapes to make toothpick flags and pennants that would be perfect as cupcake toppers at an Independence Day barbecue. Or how about for holding together sandwiches or spearing fruit? And how cute would one of these little flags look decorating the garnish of a fruity 4th of July drink?


There are SO many ways to use washi tape to create fun banners, pennants, and flags! I hope that today's samples will give you a jumping-off point for your own projects.


GIVEAWAY
How would you like to win a roll of washi tape to try making some pennants and banners for yourself? I have a brand-new roll of Red Stripes Washi Tape from DeNami Design--the same tape that I used on each of today's projects--that I'd love to give away to a reader of this post. Want to be in the running? Just leave me a comment on this post using the word "CELEBRATE." There's no need to be a follower of my blog to enter, but if you are a follower (or become a new follower!), you can have a second entry in the drawing--just leave me a second comment telling me that you are a follower and how you follow. :)

I'll leave commenting open until 11:59 p.m. EST on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, and will draw one commenter at random. The winner will be announced right here on my blog on Thursday, June 27, and if I'm able to find an email address (SEE BELOW!!!), I'll be sure to contact the winner as well.

I'm so glad you dropped by for a little slice of bliss today!
Emily

PS  Dear, dear readers: have you included a way to contact you by email on your Google Blogger profile page? If you don't have a blog of your own (where I could leave you a comment to alert you to your winnings) and haven't included an email contact on your profile page, I may not be able to contact you if you've won. Especially if you are a "No-Reply Blogger." Check HERE to find out if you are. Even though you enter your email address in order to leave a comment on my blog, Blogger will keep that private (in which case you become a "No-Reply Blogger") unless you've specifically chosen to share. You can read all about correcting this HERE. Of course, you can always just be sure to drop in here on my blog on winner day to find out if you've won ;) .

40 comments:

Lisa said...

Perfeclty patriotic and fun Emily! Really love the second card, thanks for the waxed paper tip. Your cupcakes look pretty yummy ;)

rommelsmom4 said...

Thanks for showing us how we can Celebrate the Fourth with style. Beautiful projects.

rommelsmom4 said...

I am a blog subscriber.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

lovely! I haven't tried Washi tape yet, but thanks for a chance.
terriavidreader at yahoo dot com

Marisa said...

You've been busy, Emily!! Love the banner on the first card and the wonderful use of washi on the second! Great cupcakes too :)

Marlena M. said...

I love your projects Emily~they are awesome! Wonderful creations to celebrate with, my friend~ ;)

Greta said...

Oh wow, Emily--this is now my favorite Washi post! Love every single project (& I want one of those cupcakes--LOL!) I haven't really understood the Washi trend, but I'm going to have to get some of these tapes since I love how you used them! Fingers crossed that I'll CELEBRATE winning the roll you're giving away!

Greta said...

I do follow your blog in Blogger & would love to CELEBRATE winning the roll of Washi!

Holly Hughes said...

Love the banners and the Washi tape looks perfect for these! Thanks for sharing and a chance to win a roll of Washi tape!

Tracey McNeely said...

Fantastic uses for washi tape Emily!

Stacy said...

I CELEBRATE your fabulous creations! They are just magical ~ washi pennants rock!

Stacy said...

and I follow via GFC.

~Tammy~ said...

I totally adore this! A fun patriotic collection and your cupcakes have my tummy growling! Yummy!

Sue Lelli said...

Emily, YOU are just Amazing with this washi tape! LOVE everything you created and LOVE your tip about the wax paper! Wish I knew that before last night! LOL!

Laura Turcotte said...

Beautiful cards to celebrate with! Love them; thanks for the chance!

Laura Turcotte said...

I've been a follower for awhile now, and I adore your work!

Jessi Fogan said...

OK, the patriotic chick has to be my favourite because...it's got a chickie. lol! And OMG, the flag created with washi? GENIUS!!! I love it! And what better way to CELEBRATE than to eat cupcakes. (Although you know what happens after that vibrant blue frosting...lol!)

Angelica Chambers said...

"It's time to CELEBRATE. Oh yeah, c'mon!" I'm becoming a fan of washi tape more and more!!!! Amazing all the extras you can do with this stuff!!! I'd love a roll of any design! Or two or three... Hehe!

Angelica Chambers said...

Oh, and I'm a follower!

Amy McCue said...

wow, those cards really make me want to celebrate the fourth of July!!!

Amy McCue said...

I follow you and it makes me want to celebrate!!!

Ange said...

What a fun way to CELEBRATE! Love your cards and flags!!!

Ange said...

I already follow by email. :)

Lynn Noe said...

You always have the most creative way of using washi tape! I love the projects, so well done!

Denise Bryant said...

Great projects! Love the cards and the fun cupcake flags! Looks like a great way to celebrate the 4th!

Denise Bryant said...

I'm already a follower too!

Sue D said...

Fabulous patriotic projects with washi tape--thanks for all the ideas so help us CELEBRATE the 4th of July.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Sue D said...

I am a follower.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Pam said...

Wow Emily, where to start?!! These are all so awesome! Perfect choice of patterned washi!! And love the idea for the cupcake toppers!! Thanks for some great ideas!!

cghundley said...

Cute cards! And washi
can be used for everything
to Celebrate! I made some pinwheels and used washi
tape for the flags on the sticks.
Carla from Utah

Cynthia Rose said...

I am looking forward to Celebrating July 4th and decorating some yummy food.

yyam said...

Oh wow. These are amazing ways to celebrate the use of washi tape! Fabulous project Emily!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! Such AMAZING Cards!! I LOVE all of the FUN card designs!! THANKS for the Great Tips too and those cupcake banners are TOO CUTE for words!! ;) THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! ;)

Linda said...

These really are a fun way to CELEBRATE the 4th of July! Very cute and colorful!

Linda R said...

These cards are wonderful my friend. Love how you used the washi tape.

Hugs~

elf1023 said...

OMG I am loving your ideas. I cannot wIt to do them myself, and also the inspiration it is giving me.

cghundley said...

I'm a follower!
Carla from Utah

Jocelyn Olson said...

Oh my goodness, I can't believe you made a washi U.S. flag. Actually, I can believe it because it's you! :) So fabulous. The first card made me smile--the chick is completely adorable. And yes, what is the bunting/banner difference? I've wondered that myself. The second card is beautiful and elegant yet the washi and twine are whimsical. Fabulous projects, Emily!!

Barb Penn said...

Cute cards Emily. I can't decide which I like best. I'd love to win some of the Washi tape and CELEBRATE the 4th of July in style.

Maria said...

Great use of washi tape with such fabulous projects!!!