It’s midweek and currently, one of our favorite days because it’s #washiwednesday! Nita is a planner babe by nature, but she’s starting to get into making more and more cards. Her card this week is simply all about the washi — she walks you through how you can make washi the feature on your card by simply weaving the different tapes!

In case you missed them, here are the other fun #washiwednesday projects other team members have created for our blog series:

  1. Washi Tape Bows – Samantha
  2. Fun Fiesta Card – Angeline

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About this card, Nita says:

When sending out Happy Mail I love to leave personalized notecards inside the gifts. Many of the planner girls like to recycle cute cards by punching them into their planners as keepsakes

This planner babe recently was on a trip in Arizona, so I thought the cactus would be the perfect stamp to use when creating this card.

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First, Nita layed her diamond print washi and her green washi diagonally across the card. She then layered another piece of the diamond print washi along with a teal print washi diagonally in the opposite direction. This creates the weaving effect.

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Next Nita stamped and colored a few different cacti from our Cactus set.

I not sure how many I wanted to use. After I finished coloring and cutting out my cacti I used double sided adhesive to attach my cacti to my card.

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Nita wants to remind us that it’s okay to be different:

It’s easy to compare yourself in these creative environments. But what I’ve learned is that we all have something special to offer!!

What a lucky recipient and we bet that she’s going to love her card! Check out the rest of the Sweet washi tape collection HERE and we’ll see you back on Friday with another Contributor Spotlight.

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We’re continuing on with another Spotlight on one of our contributors, but first, we must ask: What did you add to your collection from last week’s NEW RELEASE? Our kitty release is one of our favorites yet!

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If you’ve missed out on reading the previous designers we featured, you can read all about them here:

  1. Liz Ho
  2. Kymona Tracey
  3. Samantha Mann

 

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Angeline Choo [ Blog | IG | YT ]

This next little lady is one of true Sweet; she started off as only a fan of Sweet Stamp Shop, but she has now become one of our most enthusiastic team members!  her true love of the line shines through her work and she is always eager to please.

Angeline designs for Sweet all the way from Malaysia and she’s persevered through some of the international shipping delays and has been able to produce creative and fun projects on a whim.

You can probably relate to her by how she started her hobby in paper crafting:

 Just a few years ago, I knew absolutely nothing about crafting. And so fate has it that I wanted to make an album and bought my first scrapbook mini album kit. Soon, I was buying tons of scrappy stuff, watching countless crafty videos and reading lots of craft magazines!

Then I discovered Sweet Stamp Shop. I started off as a Sweet ultimate fan, where I had to get hold of every cute stamp that I could!

Here are some of our favorite cards by Angeline:

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To see more inspiration by Angeline and our other contributors, make sure you check out the Sweet Instagram. Our Contributor Spotlight continues on Friday, but we’ll be back with a #washiwednesday post before that.

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Happy Friday, Sweets! We hope you rounded out your week well — if you didn’t know our March release is TODAY! You can check out all the new stamps in our store HERE. We’re continuing our Contributor Spotlight series today with one of our senior team members, Samantha Mann. If you’ve missed out on reading the previous designers, you can read all about them here:

  1. Liz Ho
  2. Kymona Tracey

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Samantha Mann [ Blog | IG | YT ]

If you’ve ever admired any of the Sweet projects that have bright watercolors, you were probably ooh and ahh-ing over Samantha’s gorgeous projects! When Samantha creates with watercolors and Sweet Stamp Shop’s stamps – they truly become magical wonders on paper! She’s one of our senior designers and is the queen of puns! She knows how to create her own sentiments using the plethora of Sweet products. With Samantha, if there’s a will, there’s a way! For example – we may be giving away one of her secrets here (don’t kick us), but she’s been known to use tissue paper – yes, tissue paper – on her cards before!

Samantha currently resides in South Carolina, but has lived all over the USA. She has got two adorable little boys that she refers to as her Little Menn (see – she’s at it with the puns again) even though they keep growing. During the day, she works in advertising, but we all know that she loves getting inky and messy in her down time!

We’re sure many of you can relate to Samantha:

I have always loved school supplies (I can remember standing in line in 2nd grade to buy those cute little shaped erasers for 5c each! Ha!) – I actually call school supplies the ‘gateway craft!’ It’s a slippery slope from collecting little kawaii shaped erasers to full on paper crafting is your life! Ha!

I couldn’t live without watercolors and anything mixed media-y! Of course, I’m always looking for ways to incorporate a rainbow into my projects!

Speaking of rainbows… here’s are some of our favorite projects from Samantha:

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To see more inspiration by Samantha and our other contributors, make sure you check out the Sweet Instagram. Our Contributor Spotlight continues on Monday. Have a fabulous weekend and we’ll see you here next week!

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It’s time for another #washiwednesday blog post. We started this series last week with how to make washi tape bows with Samantha and this week, Angeline is showing us just how much more you can stretch your washi tape and use them to decorate your cards. Let’s get on with the fiesta!

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About this project, Angeline says:

This washi set is so much fun — there’s tacos, guitars, hats — just a whole load of fun in a pack of washi!

Here are the supplies that she used for this card:

WSH – Fiesta
Nod to Mod
MD – Balloons
1 x Card Base (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″)
1 x Cardstock piece (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″)

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She’s going to walk you through how she created this card:

1. Take your Cardstock Piece and position the balloons die. Secure it using some micropore/washi tape.

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2. Run it through your die cut machine — I am using my Sizzix Bigshot — and alternate the dies to create a see through (negative) piece.

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3. Take your Card Base and here’s where the fun begins! Stick the washi tape however you like and cover the entire Card Base. You can align it vertically, horizontally or even angle it. Here I am showing the easiest to line up – which is horizontally.

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4. Here’s how your Card Base will look like once it is fully covered with the washi tape.

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6. Next, adhere the see through (negative) Cardstock Piece onto your Card Base.

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7. Then grab a piece of the balloon heart (from Step 2) and stamp it with the Hello sentiment.

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8. Put some foam adhesive behind the heart piece and align it slightly off from the washi heart.

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9. Then draw some stitched lines using a black pen to create a border around the card.

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10. I also added some Nuvo Drops in gold at the bottom of each washi balloon.

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Here’s her  finished card!

Angeline says:

I love how every Sweet product can be mix-and-matched to create a unique project of your own.

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Check out the rest of the Sweet washi tape collection HERE and we’ll see you back on Friday with another Contributor Spotlight.

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We’re continuing on with our Contributor Spotlight series today. Did you see our first introduction last week with Liz Ho? We’re  featuring our fabulous contributors over the next while so keep your eyes peeled on the blog to see all the deets behind our Sweets!

Our next contributor is such a pleasant soul! Her presence in a room will put anyone’s worries at ease and overall, she’s just that type of person who will ask you “how high,” if you asked her to jump!

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Kymona Tracey [ Blog | IG | FB ]

Kymona is the queen of clean and simple and she’s always willing to try new techniques and give you all her tips and tricks. If you have inquiries about a new product or want to see how something is used, send her a message and we bet she’ll be willing to test it for you!

When she describes herself as the ‘Energizer bunny’s sister’ – she isn’t joking! We’ve seen Kymona push herself to get things done – but she loves everything to do with paper: cardmaking, scrapbooking — everything DIY. Her passion for knowledge and educating others can truly be seen over on her Instagram.

Here are some of our favorite projects by Kymona:

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To see more inspiration by Kymona and our other contributors, make sure you check out the Sweet Instagram. Our Contributor Spotlight continues on Friday, but we’ll be sharing another #washiwednesday post before that.

 

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