Friday, April 19, 2013

Washi Thank you cards

I love making cards.  You might already know that if you have been following me long enough.  But a quick blast from the past you can read about them here and here and my card organization box here.

Lucy likes making cards too.  Well pretty much whatever I am working on, she wants to work on.  When I told her that we needed to work on thank you cards for her birthday, she quickly asked me how we were going to do it.  My friend, Chelsea over at Making Home Base uses Washi tape for a lot of different things.  When Lucy asked me what we would use, I immediately knew that washi tape was the plan.  
We headed to Michael's where I couldn't find the brand washi, so we just used the store brand.  I told Lucy we needed to get the colors of the rainbow, and these were the ones she picked out. 

When we got back home, I put her to work.  I tore the tape in the right sizes, and then told her that she  needed to put them in order of the rainbow.  She sang a song about the rainbow while she did them to help her remember.  It also helped that I only tore off one color at a time.

In the end, this was the result.  I absolutely love them.  Not only do they fit in with the theme of her party, they were ridiculously easy to make, very inexpensive and I didn't have to do much work!  Always a plus.  I was really proud that Lucy did them, stuck it out even though she was exhausted, and she was proud too.  

Here she is hamming it up with her finished project.

I mean look at them!  So much fun and so easy, a 5 year old could do it!

What are some easy kid crafts that you have used washi tape for?  Link it up in the comments, I would love to see!

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  1. I find myself wishing for this project.....Wait, that makes me Wishy-Washy

  2. Those turned out great, Randi! I love the colors :)

  3. These are adorable! Visiting from Making the World Cuter

  4. Wow - I saw your card on MIM and it looks like so much fun!

  5. She did a great job! They turned out wonderful! Visiting from Todays Creative Blog!

  6. Very cool cards! I LOVE the bright colours of your washi tape. I found you at Make It Monday.

  7. Awww, way to go Lucy! You did an awesome job! And you know what? My kids are going to want to make these now too. And so am I! :)

  8. Great idea. My daughter would love these. Too bad we just did all her thank you cards. :)

    I'd be thrilled if you'd link up at this week's Off the Hook!

  9. Dad- best joke of the day!

    Chelsea- thank you!!

    Kelly- Aren't they great? And soooo easy!

    Britney, Lisa, Sara, Andrea- thanks for stopping by!

    Kammy- I have found Washi tape to be the kids best craft supply! They are easy to use, and don't make a mess. Win!

    Lauren-Come back in a few weeks to see the Happy Birthday cards we make with washi! Thanks for stopping by and I will definitely check out your link up!

  10. saw your card at MIM, these are great!!

  11. what a fab set of cards,love the washi tape effect ,i have a ton of it and now i know what else i can do with it ,thanks for the inspiration
    Thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
    tracey s

  12. Very cute! I love washi tape!

  13. Super cute! Washi tape can be so fun! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

  14. Oh these look great! I love wash tape too.

    Thanks for linking to the Sunday showcase.

  15. This is a great idea! I love all the fun colors!

  16. What a great idea! Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend.


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