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.
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!