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

Monday, November 25, 2013

Ways With Washi: GIFT TAGS + a Giveaway!


Hello and welcome, DeNami friends! It's time for my November edition of Ways With Washi! Today we're taking a look at a few ways to use washi tape on holiday gift tags.

For my first project, I used DeNami Red Chevron washi tape to "color in"  a stamped ornament image from DeNami. I completely covered the circle portion with strips of washi tape, being careful to line up the pattern. Then I simply used an X-acto knife to trim away the excess washi tape, following the lines of the image. I used a silver Sharpie marker to color in the cap, and glued one end of a paperclip to the back for the ornament's loop. A bit of baker's twine was all I needed to prep this tag for hanging!


Next up is a little tag that uses washi tape in two ways. I started by adhering a strip of Red Chevron washi tape on a piece of cardstock and then punched out a tag shape so that the washi tape was aligned with the bottom of the tag. Then I created a loop for hanging by folding over a strip of Red Stripes washi tape lengthwise and stapling it to the top of the tag. A simple embellishment, built from holly leaves and a red DeNami button, and a stamped sentiment complete this quick and simple tag!


For my final tag, I pressed five different patterns of DeNami washi tape into service to create a diagonal stripy background for a punch art snowman! I used Red Stripes, Green Graph, Red Chevron, Green Stripes, and Red Graph washi tapes--all from the DeNami Design store. Don't they make a festive backdrop for this jolly snow fella?

Additional DeNami Design supplies: Seasonal Faces stamp set, Christmas Greetings stamp set, Large Winter Tree, Ruby Red Boutique Buttons, Classic Twine 3-pack

That wraps things up for today! I hope you've been inspired to pull out your washi tape to try making a few tags for your holiday gift-giving.

GIVEAWAY

How would you like to win a roll of washi tape of your very own? I have a brand-new roll of Red Chevron 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 "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 Sunday, December 1, 2013, and will draw one commenter at random. The winner will be announced right here on my blog on Monday, December 2, and if I'm able to find an email address, I'll be sure to contact the winner as well.

Thanks for stopping by for my Ways With Washi today!
Emily

24 comments:

Larisa said...

Emily, your tags are so beautiful!!! The Christmas theme is actual now))
I would love to win the washi tapes. I have not any at me, and I am interested in them a lot. Thanks for the chance.
Hugs. Larisa. xx

Brenda in IN said...

Thanks for a chance to win this washi chevron tape. Your tags are so cute and that tape looks good on tags, on a gift or on wrapping paper as a design. Thanks for showing us some ways to use it.

Brenda in IN said...

Forgot to tell you I am a follower on google friend.

Marisa said...

Your tags are adorable, Emily, and sure to be the focal point of your gift wrapping. Just love the snowman one.

Marisa said...

Follow via Feedly.

Marlena M. said...

I LOVE THESE tags Emily~they are perfect to dress up a GIFT. ;)

Holly Hughes said...

These are adorable! These would look beautiful on any Christmas gift. THANKS for sharing!

Lisa said...

These are as cute as can be Emily!! Festive and full of fun!

Greta said...

Just saw your gift tags on the DeNami Blog--you out did yourself this time, Emily! I love your creativity--really inspired me to use my Washi tape!

Greta said...

I do follow you in Feedly. Thinking I "need" the red chevron--& the others in that background--love that gift tag!

Benzi said...

Such cute ways to use the Washi tape. You know which is my favorite....yes, the snowman. You know how I love them.

Benzi said...

Follow you on Goggle.

Auntie Em said...

Your tags are all so festive and fun! I love the snowman. He is sooo darn cute! I will have to try that fun idea out.
And the holly and the ornament ones are both so pretty.

A month today!!! Time is flying by so fast. :)

Sue D said...

Very festive washi tape tags! Perfect for decorating a GIFT.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Sue D said...

I follow with GFC as Sue D
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Amy McCue said...

That red wash would make a wonderful gift!

Laura Turcotte said...

What beautiful tags---very inspiring!!!

cghundley said...

Wonderful tags and
for you to offer a
washi tape as a gift,
is fun!
Carla from Utah

cghundley said...

I follow on blog lovin.
Carla from Utah

Meredith L said...

Thanks for the chance to win the washi tape. It would be a fun GIFT to get in the mail!

Meredith245 at yahoo dot com

Meredith L said...

I follow your blog.

scrapbooker1317

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Tracey McNeely said...

Emily love your post today, three great tags and lots of inspiration with washi! I follow you with blogger.

Pam said...

Very sweet gift tags Emily!!! Just LOVE the snowman one! :)

Denise Bryant said...

Great ideas with the washi tapes! Fun gift tag!