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

Monday, July 22, 2013

Ways With Washi: GIFT CARDS + a Giveaway


Greetings, friends! I'm here today with my July edition of Ways With Washi, developed for the DeNami Design blog. Today I'm exploring another practical side of washi tape:  I love using it to tape down gift cards and cash in birthday cards and gift enclosures! Not only does the washi tape add a cute pop of color, it keeps those small gift cards (and not to mention easily misplaced cash!) in place when you enclose them in a card. Plus, most washi tape is easily removed, so it won't damage the cash or card.

I've created a few samples to give you a better idea of what I mean. To get us started, I made a fun birthday card with an interior sentiment on the right-hand panel. That blank interior panel on the left is the perfect place to tape in a $20 bill as a birthday gift with some punchy Pink Chevron washi tape from DeNami. 

Additional products from the DeNami Design store: Celebrate Circle stamp, Chickie with Balloons stamp, Happy Birthday from All Occasion Sentiments stamp set, lime cardstock, Tuxedo Black Memento ink

Now how about an easy way to say thank you? Giving a gift card along with a handmade card is one of my favorite ways to do so. I can easily keep the gift card secure by taping it next to a "thank you" sentiment inside the card with some washi tape, like this fun Blue Stripes washi tape from DeNami. See? Simple! But it has loads of impact.

Additional products from the DeNami Design store: Thank You Script stamp, red cardstock, Tuxedo Black Memento ink

For my last project for today, I wanted to show you how easy it is to make your own gift card holder from a glassine bag with the help of some washi tape.

Additional products from the DeNami Design store: glassine bag, Fancy Flutters set, Elegant Oval Frame stamp, Decorative Flourish stamp, lavender cardstock, Opaque Cotton White StazOn ink, Tuxedo Black Memento ink

You can decorate the exterior of the glassine bag however you'd like. I did a bit of background stamping directly on the glassine bag with white StazOn ink and kept my focal point on the smaller side so you can catch a tantalizing glimpse of what's inside!


Then I simply cut a cardstock tag and taped on a colorful gift card with some equally colorful Purple/White Dots washi tape from DeNami. I even used some washi tape to create a pull tab to help slide out the gift! Simple and quick.



GIVEAWAY

How would you like to win a roll of washi tape? I have a brand-new roll of Purple/White Dots washi tape from DeNami Design--the same tape that I used on my last project for today--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 "GIFT." 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 Tuesday, July 23, 2013, and will draw one commenter at random. The winner will be announced right here on my blog on Wednesday, July 24, and if I'm able to find an email address, 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

38 comments:

Pam said...

This is a perfect way to hold a gift card!! I love the glassine bag one the best!!

Larisa said...

very nice cards! The washi tape is cute. i wish I could win it if I am lucky once..

Emily Daniels said...

This is a great idea for a nice "gift"! I never thought of using washi tape that way :)

Emily Daniels said...

I follow you using Google Friends Connect - Love your blog!!

Lisa said...

Great ideas Emily! I really like your last project, the washi pull is perfect, and I love the way you've decorated the bag!

Benzi said...

Clever ideas, Emily! Nice ways to use the Washi tape. Speaking of a gift, does that $20 bill come with the Washi if I win? LOL HAAHAAHAHA
No? I didn't think so. :-)

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

These are so cute Emily. I love your creative ideas. I just bought my first roll of Washi Tape the other day and used it. I liked the added pizzazz it gave my project.
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Bonnie said...

Thank you so much for the ideas. I LOVE the glassine bag idea, that is definitely my favorite. My email is just_call_me_TT@yahoo.com (just in case I win). Thanks for the chance.

Cynthia Rose said...

I think I am the only person who doesn't own any washi tape. Thanks for the practical GIFT ideas.

Sabrina said...

What beautiful cards!! I am just getting into washi tape!! I love the idea of using it to tape down a "gift" card!!

Sabrina said...

I am a follower and read your blog daily!! You always give me inspiration!!

Lisa Petrella said...

Love your feature, Emily!!!! Such clever and creative ideas!!! And that glassine gift card holder is so super duper sweet!!!!! Hope you've been having an amazing summer!!!!!

Sue D said...

What a festive way to give a GIFT of money or a gift card to someone.

Sue D said...

I am a follower with GFC as Sue D
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

NanW said...

I love wash tape. Thanks for sharing these ideas.

Ange said...

Super cute GIFT cards! I'm a washiholic, so I'm all about more ways to use it. Thanks!

Ange said...

Already a follower and I like getting posts in my email but I'm one of the 228 also. Thanks!

cghundley said...

Washi tape rules!
Love your glassine bag
for a Gift with a card
in it!
Carla from Utah

cghundley said...

I'm a follower on blogger
and visit your site daily.
Carla from Utah

Aunt Dee said...

Love your gift card ideas and the very clever way of attaching either a gift of money or a gift card. the recipient of these gifts are going to be so happy. Thanks for gifting us with this fun way to use Washi Tape.

Tracey McNeely said...

Excellent ideas for using washi tape. A perfect idea!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

fabulous ideas for washi!!!

Karenladd said...

What a fun way to use washi!! I give a lot of cash and gift cards as my nieces and nephews are all teens so this is a great idea!

Greta said...

You are the queen of Washi, Emily! Love today's GIFT projects!

Greta said...

I follow with feedly.

Amy McCue said...

I follow you!

Amy McCue said...

Great washi gift ideas!

Kris B said...

Such a sweet gift to giveaway! I've never thought to use washi tape this way, LOVE the idea! Thanks for sharing!!

Kris B said...

I follow using Google Friend Connect!

Linda said...

You certainly have a GIFT for creative ideas! Very cute!

Indy said...

Love the fun, creative use of the Washi tape! A great way to hold those GIFT cards! :)

Kavitha Vadhri said...

lovely idea using washi tapes. thanks for the chance.

Kavitha Vadhri said...

iam your new follower.

Carmen said...

Thank you for the great ideas of using washi tape. Never thought to use it on Gift cards :)

terry said...

Love your design and creative use of washi tape---it's pretty darn cute, too! ~Terry York

Linda R said...

How clever my friend. I love how you used that washi tape.. I might have to steal your idea..

Hugs~

Linda R said...

How clever my friend. I love how you used that washi tape.. I might have to steal your idea..

Hugs~

nwilliams6 said...

Oh my - this may be my favorite thing you have done with washi tape! Wow. I love this idea and I am definitely going to try it! Hugz!