Monday, 1 August 2016

Got Washi Tape?!

Welcome to the first post in a series of memory keeping related posts that I'm running for the month of August. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday this month, I will be posting tips, tricks and inspiration all focused on memory keeping. Today I'm sharing a layout created using washi tape and where I found my inspiration for that layout.

If you're anything like me, you have a large collection of washi tape! I love the stuff and there are so many pretty ones available, it's hard to pass them up! My collection keeps growing and I think I've only ever finished over a few rolls. I store mine in a drawer, in clear plastic containers (from Dollarama). No real rhyme or reason as to how it's sorted, just thrown in wherever they fit.

I use a lot of washi tape but mostly in my planners and notebooks, not so much on layouts. So I am challenging myself to use it a bit more regularly in my crafting. I found this adorable layout on Pinterest, which is one of my favorite places to find inspiration, and decided to case it. Here's what I came up with...

The first thing I did was trace half a dinner plate onto a piece of white cardstock and cut it out. Then I chose an assortment of washi tape - most retired rolls from Stampin' Up! I just added strip after strip of washi on the semi circle. Once it was completely filled, I went back with my scissors and trimmed the excess washi tape. Once my circle was done, and my photo matted, I decided on my embellishments. 

Another thing I plan on doing this month is using some of the products I have sitting around so I have a hodge podge of things on this layout. 
  • Washi tape - most of it is retired Stampin' Up! washi, the floral one is from a past Planner Society kit available through Scarlet and Lime
  • Number of Years (#140653) and Labeler Alphabet (#141936) from Stampin'  Up!
  • Large Numbers Framelits (#140622) and Layering Circles Framelits (#141705)
  • Rub ons (flower and leaf) are from an old Autumn Leaves package I had here - happy to say that I used up the last two rub ons and it feels GREAT!
  • Wood element butterfly is from Kaisercraft
  • Gold stickers are left over from an old Paper Pumpkin kit.
  • Blushing bride candy dots (retired)
  • Inks are: mossy meadow (retired) and rich razzleberry

I have several of these Kaisercraft butterflies that I've had in my collection for years! I was happy to be able to break open the package and use one on this layout. I think one of the things I'm going to love about this month is that I'm not limiting myself to current Stampin' Up! product, I'm not planning for an upcoming event, I'm simply scrapbooking for me. Don't get me wrong I LOVE what I do but it's been some time since I've scrapbooked for me and it's time. So I hope you'll follow along this month.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a creative day! 


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