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

Monday, August 26, 2013

Ways With Washi: FRAMES + a Giveaway!

Hello there, DeNami Friends! Today I'm popping in with my August edition of Ways With Washi, a feature I developed for the DeNami Design blog. Today we are going to take a look at ways to use washi tape to add decorative frames to your cards and papercrafted projects. I don't know about you, but I'm not ready to give up summer quite yet! So I thought we could hold on to those halcyon days a little bit longer by featuring some of the newest DeNami stamps that I think capture summer perfectly. All three of these adorable chickie stamps have a camping theme, one of my family's favorite summer activities! I couldn't have been more thrilled when these camping stamps were included in last month's new release.   

So, let's get to it! Starting off my washi-frame parade today is this card featuring a super-simple frame made with Purple/White Dots washi tape. I simply matted my focal-image panel on a second piece of cardstock and then adhered strips of washi tape along the edges of the central panel, wrapping the washi tape edges around to the back of the mat. Quick and easy!

DeNami supplies: Road Washi Tape, RV Chickies, White Boutique Buttons, and

Next, I made a frame that somehow reminds me of something more rustic, like a twig frame. Red Stripes washi tape was perfect for this project--I used the stripes as cutting guides to create more slender strips of washi tape. Plus, I love the long, lean framing effect that the stripes add to the design!

DeNami supplies: Chickie in Tent, Peacock Feathers Set, Small Cloud, Small Solid Circle, and Hello Friend   

For my last project for today, I wanted to show you a really fun patchwork style of washi-tape frame! I trimmed a panel of white cardstock just a bit smaller than my card base and then adhered short strips of three different washi tapes (Pink/White Dots, Yellow/White Dots, and Orange Stripes) all around the edges. There's no need to line up the washi-tape strips; I simply wrapped one edge of each piece around to the back of the panel and varied how much was wrapped behind with each piece.

DeNami supplies:  Campfire Chickies and Let's Get Together stamp set

I hope you enjoyed this little camping adventure while we explored a few ways to make frames with washi tape!

GIVEAWAY

How would you like to win a roll of washi tape to try making some washi frames for yourself? I have a brand-new roll of Brown/White Dots Washi Tape from DeNami Design 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 "VACATION." 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, August 28, 2013, and will draw one commenter at random. The winner will be announced right here on my blog on Thursday, August 29, 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

32 comments:

Pam said...

These camping chickies are just adorable! Your coloring on them looks great! They will be perfect for all your summer vacation photos too! Love your washi frames, great ideas!!

Lisa said...

A triple play Emily! These are all so cute and full of fun. Love the second one!!

Benzi said...

These little chicks are the cutest things. Every card is just adorable and you've been very creative with your Washi tape. Looks as if they all enoying their camping vacation.

designbydonna said...

These are all cute. I really like the colorful frame on the camping chickies. Camping vacations were always a part of our summer.

Sue D said...

I like the different ways you made frames with washi tape. We like to go camping for VACATION too!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Sue D said...

I am a follower with GFC as Sue D
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Linda said...

Cute cards! And a fun way to use the tape. Heading off for a camping vacation ourselves very soon!

Amy McCue said...

I love the idea of the frames. Especially the one that uses little bits of many colored tapes.

~Tammy~ said...

Absolutely smashing Emily!!!! So so cute!

Barb Penn said...

Emily, I enjoyed looking at each of your cards. They remind me of my childhood vacations.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

No vacation for me but I love the frames you made.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Oh, I do follow also.

Marisa said...

Those chicks always make me smile :) Darling summer themed cards!

Emily Daniels said...

How fun!! I love the VaCaTiOn themed cards!! What a great way to use washi tape!!
Thanks for a chance to win :)

Emily Daniels said...

I follow you on Google Friend Connect!!

cghundley said...

Love the Chickie!
Looks like they are
all having a great
VACATION!
Carla from Utah

cghundley said...

Love your blog and
I am a follower of
your newsletter.
Carla from Utah

Ange said...

Love your cards! Great idea using the washi for frames, I really love the girls night out design. Camping is a fab VACATION! Love it!!

Ange said...

I'm already a follower! Thanks!!
angeandjohn@yahoo.com

Holly Hughes said...

Cute Cards! These chickies definitely look like they are enjoying their vacation. They would be perfect to use with vacation photos. Love the Washi tape too! It's just perfect.

Colleen Dietrich said...

These vacation themed cards are so cute, Emily! I especially love the red striped washi tape card. I miss you!!

Denise Bryant said...

Love all your fun frame ideas!
After the day I had at work today, I am ready for a long vacation!

pajaropr said...

Would loved to have taken a vacation during summer to just sit and create beautiful cards like these.

Thank you for your ideas

deb said...

Love the camping chickies. Camping was the family vacation growing up.

Amy Davis King said...

Thanks for the great washi tape ideas and for the chance to win!! I need to try some of these ideas with washi tape and some of the chickie stamps I have in my stash!!

Laura Strack said...

I love those hot chic's in the van...they are sure to turn a few heads!

Laura Strack said...

I thankfully, already follow you! Thanks for the giveaway!!

Laura Turcotte said...

hot diggity! Those are adorable cards---love those little guys! They are all going on Vacation, it seems--lucky chicks!

Laura Turcotte said...

I am a follower by email---thankfully! Truly inspiring, you are, Yoda says!

Auntie Em said...

Emily, your cards are all so cute! I love the way you used the tape to make the frame on the Girls Night Out card! I have to try that technique out. It would make a fun mat for a photo on a LO as well.
Trying to hang on to summer for a little bit longer here as well but it's certainly cooler temps and the leaves are starting to change already.
Enjoy the last few days while we can! :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

These are all fantastic, Emily! I love all the Washi framing magic you've done!!

Mary Marsh said...

you do such a great job with your washi creations Emily-love this month's projects