Tuesday, December 31, 2013

washi hello



I've been pinning quite a bit so I decided to do something about that.

I LOVE this pin.  BIG fan of Kim's work and thought her design was perfect to inspire me to use some of the many rolls of washi that I own.


I kept my design postal friendly.

I like the idea of adding contrasting stitching for interest.  This particular card uses orange, it's vintage thread on a wooden spool


I can't tell you where I can ordered the washi except for that gorgeous wide floral is from a Studio Calico Card kit.  The Hello die cut is Basic Grey and the 'chica' is vintage EAD Designs.

I used the same black and white washi on my second card but threw in some hot pink!  The thread is actually from daiso {Japanese dollar store} on a cardboard spool {a contrast to my orange spool} and is yellow.


The yellow die cut tab is from a Paper Issue kit and the thank you is another EAD Designs sticker.

Can I tell you that I'm the verge of finishing off my 4th spool of washi?  I know, quite the accomplishment!  I don't know why I hoard the stuff...

I'll be back tonight at 9 pm pacific for a special post!

Happy New Year!

25 comments:

bonnie said...

Oh I love your washi designs and I love pinning too! Have a wonderful New Year...hugs xx

Jen W. said...

These rock, Amy! Brilliant way to let the washi tape shine!

Lynn said...

Umm hello...Amy...these rock! Love them both!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are AWESOME-SAUCE!!!!!!! I loveeeeeeee washi tape ... I need to stop hoarding mine too!! Happy New Year!!!!!

Lynnda said...

These are gorgeous!!! Loving the whole washi combo!!! awesome!!! Happy New Year sista!... hugs...x

Kelly said...

kicked washi @ss on this one, Amy! These are so fabulous!

Laurel said...

Awesome use of washi!

Aimes said...

Super cool designs, girlie! I love that you were inspired by a Pin too - I need to get looking through mine and actually use them! :)

jessica said...

Awesome cards Amy!!!! Love the washi!
Happy New Year!

cm said...

Two washi wonders here, Amy! LOVE these! And guess what: I have two rolls of washi in my stash! Now, to figure out how to use them...Happy New Year's Eve! You've piqued my interest about your evening post!
c

Katie Ann Brooks said...

These are fabulous! I love the name-tag!!!!!

Keren Baker said...

You've gone way better than most of us who just pin and drool!! Love these cards! I use tons of washi- but like to keep a little in reserve too 😉. Happy new Year to you!! x

Shannon J said...

Your washi is just making me drool! Fab use of it, and that stitching is an awesome little accent! Happy New Year to you too! I'll be coming back for a 9:00 visit!!!

jen said...

What great designs! Always nice to have postal friendly thank yous! Happy new year!

wendipooh13 said...

sooo cute love seeing all the washi!!!!

Lesley said...

Wow! Fabby and trendy!

Julia Aston said...

What great washi cards Amy - I only have 4 or 5 rolls of the stuff - but still haven't used much of it! I must get it out! Wishing you a wonderfully crafty 2014!

DebC said...

These are super fabulous! I love those washi's too! I like how it just adds the best pop!
Deb C

Sherry Eckblad said...

I have that pin you used and sent to me and it is waiting for me to get some mojo!
Your cards turned out fabulous and I love the thread.

Alice said...

love that pin, too! your cards are fabulous!

Pam said...

This inspires me to break into my hoard of washi tape - love, love, love!

SmilynStef said...

I spent my New Year's Eve playing with washi tape ... I can think of no better way to bring in the new year ... thanks for the inspiration.

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Kelly Griglione said...

OK, I'm impressed with your washi cards, AND that you have finished 4 spools already. That's a LOT of washi usage! I just have one that's half way done, and that's only because I use it to hold things down on my unstickey Silhouette mat.

Jinny Newlin said...

Cute, cute, cute! LOVE your mixes of Washi, and the orange thread on both is such a great touch! LOVE!