We’re back with another #washiwednesday post. We hope that we’ve given you innovative ways to use your washi tape! If you have been using your washi in ways that hasn’t been shown, we’d love to hear them. Please comment below!

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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
  3. Washi Cactus Card – Nita

Were you just as excited as contributor, Michelle Whitlow, when Nicole announced we were going to start carrying our own Sweet washi?  She has a few great ideas that she wants to share with you.

Here’s what Michelle has to share with you:

I know for most of us the first place you would think of using washi (besides card making) is in your planner. I use washi in my planner every single week. It’s an easy way to decorate your planner and the great thing about washi is that it is reposition-able.

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She continues:

If you have a planner with headers, like The Happy Planner™, there’s an easy way to cut your washi into skinny strips. Simply place strips of washi on some wax paper, then cut with your paper trimmer (1/4″ works well), & peel off. That’s it — skinny washi strips!

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Michelle uses her washi strips everywhere:

I add them everywhere on my planner pages – at the bottom, on the sides, and to show things like vacations/trips, etc – wherever I want to add a bit of flair to my page.

You can also use strips of washi on wax paper to cut out other shapes. For another planner page, I used the planner boxes die to cut washi boxes. ***If you don’t have a die cutter you could also cut these with your paper trimmer

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Michelle loves pairing her Sticky Sweet with the Sweet washi. It’s a really easy way to decorate your planners!

She also likes to freehand cut washi flags for my layouts. It’s an easy way to add events in her planner.

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Before she goes, Michelle has one more idea for your planner – use washi strips along page edges to add a bit of flair. She keeps extra decorated notepaper in her planner – how fun is this!

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There are so many things that you can do with washi so have fun with it! You can check out more ideas on Instagram and the Sweet facebook page!

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Good morning, Sweets! How did you spend your weekend? Did you get some crafty time in? We’re continuing with our Contributor Spotlight series and we’re excited to showcase this lovely lady today.

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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
  4. Angeline Choo
  5. Michelle Whitlow

Nita Patterson

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Our next contributor is a recent designer for Sweet Stamp Shop; Nita is a planner babe for the most part, but has recently started making cards, too. Her projects are bright and bold with a splash of ‘wonky.’

She said it best herself:

If I had to describe my crafting style, it would be Barbie meets Willy Wonka. I love using bright colors and prints when creating! I’m so excited to be apart of the Sweet Stamp Shop Team and explore new creative ideas with stamping!

From what we also noticed of Nita, her crafting style also is transferred to her fashion and home decor sense, too! While she’s a newbie to stamping, she loves trying different mediums including markers, colored pencils and even kiddie crayons.

Nita currently resides in a quaint City in Arkansas and recently celebrated her 6th anniversary with her husband who supports her paper addiction — oops, we mean hobby!

Here are a few of our favorite Nita projects:

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To stay current on all things Sweet, make sure you check out the Sweet Fan Club group. Our Contributor Spotlight continues on Friday, but we’ll be back with a #washiwednesday post before that.

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Zoom! The week sure went by fast. We hope that you’ve been enjoying getting to know the deets on our Sweets; we appreciate everything these ladies do for us and definitely deserve to be highlighted for continually bringing you inspiration!

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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
  4. Angeline Choo

Michelle Whitlow

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Our next contributor has a smile that will light up any room! Michelle is another one of our senior designers and has been contributing to Sweet for the past couple of years. This happily married wife of fifteen years has lived in four different states and she’s a native Michigander currently living in Washington. Her three kids and three dogs keeps her household quite chaotic — oh, she means busy and fulfilled, lol.

Michelle shares:

When I was a kid I loved all things stationary – pretty papers, stickers, cute erasers, etc. But I didn’t ‘officially’ get into crafting until my oldest daughter was born. Since then it has always been my stress reliever and much needed creative outlet. I discovered Sweet Stamp Shop about 2yrs ago and I’ve been in love with their products ever since!

 

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To see more inspiration by Michelle and our other contributors, make sure you check out the Sweet Instagram. Our Contributor Spotlight continues on Monday. We hope you had a great week and we wish you an even better weekend!

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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

 

Sweet Stamp Shop Angeline Contributor

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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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