Handmade in the Heartland: DIY Washi Tape Birthday Cards

3/4/14

DIY Washi Tape Birthday Cards

DIY Washi Tape Birthday Cards

Every year i have this goal to send our birthday cards to everyone in our extended family, and i never complete it 100% i feel terrible.  Isn't it the worst to forget someone's birthday?! If anyone has a great app or reminder system i would love to hear about it.  I usually just buy cards but i thought (since my list is over 50 people that i need to send to) it would be fun (and cheaper) to make cards.  Also i hoard collect washi tape and its a perfect excuse to break it out. I'm excited to show you all the different little variations of washi tape birthday cards i came up with yesterday afternoon.  Now all i need to do is get them in the mail on time!



I used some simple supplies- washi tape, glue stick, twine, spray adhesive, kraft paper blank cards and envelopes (which i got on clearance at Michael's).  The happy birthday die cuts are in different sizes and i used my awesome silhouette cameo to design and cut them out.  If you don't have a cutter i'm sure you could find something similar in the sticker isle at a craft store.  I have ordered most of my washi tape on pickyourplum.com, but you can get it now at craft stores. 

 These didn't take long at all and i think they turned out so fun. Because the happy birthday cutout was so delicate i used spray adhesive, but that's not really necessary if your die cut isn't fragile- glue sticks are normally sufficient. 

DIY Washi Tape Birthday Cards

DIY Washi Tape Birthday Cards

DIY Washi Tape Birthday Cards

DIY Washi Tape Birthday Cards

DIY Washi Tape Birthday Cards

What do you do with your washi tape? Let me know in the comments!

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