Washi Tape Wonders
The day started with a frantic call from a friend. It was her 12 year old nephew’s birthday, and she wanted a handmade gift box for a book.
The box was easy to make. I started out with a 11 X 11 card-stock and using the WRMK Envelope Punch Board made a box measuring 6 X 7 and with a depth of 1.8 cms. Tried sliding the book in and it fit perfectly! I stuck 3 flaps together with some adhesive and we were set. ( If you interested you can check out the tutorial on the Gift box in the DIY section)
Brought out the Washi Tapes and selected a green numbered Washi Tape. Apparently, the boy’s favourite color is green and I had one in green! YAY!! (No surprises there!)
I kept the design as simple as possible because all decorations had to be “ non-girly”. So, simple stripes all across the box decorated the box. But somehow I felt it was too simple.
I die-cut the Happy Birthday sentiment using “A tag for all” die set and the numbers are from “Numbered Balloons” set. Both are ELLE-ments dies by Avery Elle and I think are fabulous. I am tempted to use them in all my projects.
After cutting it in green I realized it didn’t quite pop the way I wanted, so I cut another set using white card-stock. I stuck them slightly off so the white color could peek through the green.
They went on wonky banners and then on the gift-box. For the numbers I used a adhesive foam to add some height and placed it between the happy and birthday.
It took me less than 15 minutes to make and decorate the gift-box from scratch- it’s that simple. Washi Tapes are WONDERFUL!
So whip out your Washi tape and decorate something today!