In April I packed up my entire house to move to a much smaller apartment. When I realized just how much scrapbooking supplies I was hoarding I downsized quite a bit, but as you might know there is always more! Mainly I downsized on all those supplies I had been holding on to forever, you know if I ever would have the perfect project for them. I had boxes and boxes in my garage that now has a great new home with several charity and second hand stores. It felt great to clean out!
Today I´d like to show you an easy way to use up those rolls of washi tape that I know most of us have all too many of.
I started out selecting a few rolls in a color palette I liked and then started lining them up on my background paper. For this layout I went about 1/3 down the paper and used the fun washi colors as my upper background.
Lucky me that the proom dresses had so many peach and pink colors this year! It was so much fun pairing products with the colors.
I had so much fun that I did one more right away. Or actually I made two of these with the white/aqua/black washi tapes because I loved how they looked together!
I often scare away from using patterned paper for my backgrounds because I am afraid the layout will look too busy. But I did like these.
What I learned from having the washis being the background is that you might want to have double or atleast a little bit more of whatever you use to adhere your embellishments with. Atleast a few of my tapes had a more glossy surface that made the things I added on top of them fall of easily. I ended up using my regular double sided tape and two staples just to secure it a little. But don´t let that scare you!
I mentioned making two of those backgrounds above. My second one I used as my background for one of my Pocket Letters I send out. If you are new to Pocket Letters you can read more if you click on that link, but here is what the lady behind it says:
I created Pocket Letters™ as a new way to send letters to your new or existing penpals. Basically, you fill all the pockets of a 9 Pocket Trading Card Protector and send the whole page to someone who wants to swap with you. This can be a one-time exchange or you can keep exchanging Pocket Letters indefinitely. You fill the pockets with anything you like (stickers, tea bags, a note, washi tape samples, pictures, etc.) A short note or letter is included and tucked into one of the pockets. Then the Pocket Letter is folded up and sent in a standard 10 size envelope. It's the perfect way to send and collect letters from other Pocket Letter Pals (ie people who are sending mail in this format) around the world and a convenient way to store them. They fit perfectly in a binder!
I have been sending these out for a few months and it is so much fun! You can see a few more of mine here!
So there you have it; a fun way to use up your rolls of washi tape (you know, so you can buy new ones!).
Have a wonderful weekend!
Ps. Here is one more layout I had previously made using washi tape as background!