We followed a fabulous and easy tutorial on how to make these adorable pink and white Easter bunny ear favors and then we dressed them up with Queen and Company Washi Tape and Baker's Twine! Little tip--washi tape is a great way to get those pesky plastic eggs to stay shut. Are you ready for Easter? You can find the whole tutorial from Party City on our Easter Pinterest Board here: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/65443000810135248/
I'm a huge fan of texture! And that means I'm also a huge fan of Queen and Company designer Becky Williams' layout featuring our Summer Splash papers, Felt Flowers, Bling, Trendy Tape, and an Exclamation! I adore all the strips of paper mixed with the different types of bling and tape. What a perfect way to add interest and would also be a great way to use up scraps! Are you good at finding ways to use scraps?
This week has been cold and rainy around here, but the Queen and Company Summer Splash collection helped me chase the gloom away! I used the paper, stickers, washi tape, and flair from the Summer Splash collection to make this layout about my daughter and niece swimming together for the first time. I also used one of my favorite new products--Bubbles--to give my layout a fun summery feel.
I love the way the bubblews give the look of water droplets! I also used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out my title from matching cardstock.
One of the things I love best about washi tape is how versatile it is! You can do so many different things with it and in so many ways! Today I have a tutorial about how to use washi tape to make cute little rosette embellishments.
After selecting my colors the first step was to pull about 12" inches of tape from my roll. Carefully twist the tape over and over; adjust as your tape as you twist so the sticky sides are mainly touching each other. Little tip--If you end up with a lot of the sticky side showing it's not a problem, just give the finished rosette a little dusting of glitter at the end.
Eventually you will have a thin "rope" of washi tape. The amount of twisting you do will determine just how thin your "rope" ends up being. For these small flowers I wanted my "ropes" to be very thin, however, if you wanted to make larger flowers you could twist less and end up with a thicker "rope."
I punched a small 1" circle from white cardstock and added a small amount of hot glue to the center of it. Any strong, fast drying glue or glue dots will work, I just happened to have hot glue handy so that's what I used. I started wrapping my washi tape "rope" into a rosette starting in the center of my circle and then worked my way outward. I added more glue as I wound up my rosette, plus a little extra at the edge of the circle to secure the end.
I repeated this process for all three colors of tape, and then added matching colors of Sunflower Stones to the center of each rosette.
They made very fun and pretty focal points to my thank you card. I also added some Twine, Jellies, and rub-ons to complete my card.
I hope you will give making washi tape rosettes a try!
Queen and Company designer Stacy Cohen is a master at texture! Case is point is this stunning layout featuring our Felt Flowers, Buttons, and Bubbles. We are in love with her white brick background, die cut circles, and amazing flower clusters! Which part is your favorite?
Washi tape twist ties? Oh yes! Queen and Company designer Ginger Williams used them here along with some Twine and Glitter Studs as a simple and cute way to dress up treat bags. To make the twist ties Ginger ran a small piece of wire between two pieces of our black polka dot Trendy Tape. So fun!
Not only do we adore the monochromatic elements stacked together on this fabulous layout, but check out the way Stacy punched out circles from side by side colors of washi tape and then raised them up with pop dots for added texture and interest! So cool!