Not all store bought cards are boring or impersonal, but there’s just something special about a hand made card. After my first venture into the wonder that is washi tape, I knew it would be the perfect medium for making beautiful, original handmade cards. These washi tape greeting cards will hit the mark every time.
After making my canvas wall art last week, I had plenty of left over supplies thanks to Oriental Trading. The supplied me with everything for that project as well as extras, which I took advantage of for these cards. At the time, I knew I was heading to Charleston and I couldn’t help but have my mind on the water. One of my favorite experiences ever was sailing in the Gulf of Mexico, so any time I have the water on my mind, sail boats are sure to follow.
With Summer on the horizon (we usually jump straight from Winter to Summer), there will be pool parties, backyard barbeques or something to that effect that this card would be ideal for – but, it’s also just a cute “anytime” card!
Here are the supplies:
The lighting is bad, I make awful facial expressions and I have a very loud 4 (almost 5!) year old assistant – but I made you a video! You don’t get many of those from me, so enjoy this one. Hopefully the next will be in my newly put together office and will be created without the help of any assistants under 5 feet tall.
Like I said in the video, if sailboats aren’t your thing, that’s ok. You can really do just about anything with the washi tape. My boy wanted a sunflower, so we whipped one up quick after finishing the video. He helped cut the tape and add the glue. This would be a neat project to do with a youth group or Girl Scouts. You could deliver the handmade cards to a nursing home, VA hospital or Children’s hospital and really brighten someone’s day. It’s not messy and doesn’t take a long time to complete. You can also get creative and use whatever craft supplies you have lying around to really bring the cards to life.
Do you have any amazing cute cards or washi tape crafts to share? We’re always looking for inspiration. Be sure to follow us on Pinterest (we have a paper crafts board!) and tag us in any amazing projects you share!