Washi and Words Cards by Jennifer Grace

Washi and Words Bright and Fresh Cards

(This post is part of my Refresh Your Craft & Soul Blog Event – see the beginning HERE!)

This hour I’ve got some bright and fresh cards to share with you:

Washi and Words Cards by Jennifer Grace

I decided to keep things simple for this set of cards, which are to send to people who need their day brightening!

To keep it clean and simple I used just Washi + Words.

Here’s how it went…

1. I picked three card blanks:

Washi and Words Cards by Jennifer Grace

2. I cut three pieces of white cardstock to fit the card blanks:

Washi and Words Cards by Jennifer Grace

3. I stuck washi all over them:

Washi and Words Cards by Jennifer Grace

It was that easy! The card on the left was the simplest, I just stuck the washi in lines straight across. The card bottom right was a little more fiddly, but only really the first bit which I put across the diagonal line from top left to bottom right. After that it was easy to follow with the other washi strips. For the card on the top right I cut the washi into banner flags…

You fold the washi in half, making sure you fold it so the sticky bit is on the outside:

Washi and Words Cards by Jennifer Grace

Then snip from the outer corner into the middle:

Washi and Words Cards by Jennifer Grace

Or from the middle at a diagonal angle towards the outer edge:

Washi and Words Cards by Jennifer Grace

Depending on which shape you want the flag to be!

Then all I had to do was stick the cardstock onto the card blanks, and choose a few words to stick on top:

Washi and Words Cards by Jennifer Grace

Hey presto!

Be Inspired:

Make a project with just washi and words

Do something on the diagonal

Send a bright and colourful card to someone

Would these refresh your spirits if they came through your door?

Remember that commenting on this post, and any other over this weekend, will count as another entry into the Grand Giveaway, but only if you’ve registered your interest in winning that prize right HERE!  {NOW CLOSED}

I’ll see you again at 8pm!

Jennifer x

  • Frances

    So energizing and cheerfully easy! Need to get to this now! Would be instantly cheered up if I received one of these in the mail! Great project. Thank you.

    June 7, 2014 at 7:18 pm
  • These are so cheerful. Yes they would make me smile if they come through my door.

    June 7, 2014 at 8:01 pm
  • wow…i love these. the vibrancy will really cheer up someones day x

    June 7, 2014 at 8:06 pm
  • barbara macaskill

    These cards are fabulous! I love the “You Brighten My Day” card the most but they are all awesome! Washi Tape is the way to go!! I have tons of it and use it for EVERYTHING!! TFS!

    June 7, 2014 at 8:06 pm
  • Really like how bright they are, and so simple to achieve! thanks for the idea

    June 7, 2014 at 8:08 pm
  • Sarah

    Ooh these are absolutely gorgeous and I have “pinned” them. Another project I want to have a go at!! Anyone who receives one of your cards will feel instantly cheered!

    June 7, 2014 at 8:33 pm
  • These are great!

    June 7, 2014 at 8:34 pm
  • I have so much washi this is a great idea to use some of it

    June 7, 2014 at 9:13 pm
  • Annie

    Yes these would definitely lift my spirits if they popped through my letterbox. I have so much washi, what a great way to use some of it! :o)

    June 7, 2014 at 9:56 pm
  • Another great way to use washi! I’ve been creating washi+three cards lately where I add a couple of strips of washi along the top & bottom of the card front, then line up three similar embellishment across the middle of the card and stamp a sentiment underneath them.

    June 7, 2014 at 10:04 pm
  • This will definitely help me use up some of my beloved washi!

    June 7, 2014 at 10:15 pm
  • I’m addicted to washi tape and LOVE these cards. I’m inspired!

    June 7, 2014 at 10:27 pm
  • Jen

    Adorable cards! I SO need to use my washi more!

    June 7, 2014 at 10:38 pm
  • Gemma Steele

    I love these cards!!!!

    June 7, 2014 at 11:08 pm
  • A card like that always manages to make me smile – bright and cheery and who doesn’t LOVE washi tape!!! More wonderful creative ideas!

    June 8, 2014 at 1:34 am
  • Yay! I love the washis you have used on these! They are so happy!

    June 8, 2014 at 2:03 am
  • Super cute cards and I just love the diagonal one 🙂 Sweet tip on cutting the edges of the tape to get the different looks

    June 8, 2014 at 4:12 am
  • You are such a lovely lady to be spreading the refreshment to others 😀

    June 8, 2014 at 4:42 am
  • Gill Welch

    Brilliant idea, I have so many rolls of tape just waiting to be used so this would be great.

    June 8, 2014 at 7:28 am
  • Lindsay

    I can’t believe I have yet to buy ANY washi tape. It seems like such a versatile and long lasting product that produces beautiful results. I need to get my butt in gear and get some!

    June 8, 2014 at 8:09 am
  • Such bright and happy cards….would cheer anybody up.

    June 8, 2014 at 1:40 pm
  • Such prettiness

    June 8, 2014 at 2:19 pm
  • Patricia

    Such fun bright cards! Thanks for sharing them!

    June 8, 2014 at 4:35 pm
  • Such bright, happy cards, I do have PLENTY of washi so you may be seeing one of these soon!

    June 8, 2014 at 4:50 pm
  • Karen Schroeder

    Wow! Great cards! I’ll have to try the diagonal card…I love the effect!

    June 8, 2014 at 7:06 pm
  • oh my goodness, these are awesome! I’d be excited to receive any of these in the mail 🙂

    June 8, 2014 at 9:55 pm
  • senoritascrapper

    Wonderful idea! This looks like a perfect idea for a small project to take camping.

    June 9, 2014 at 2:55 am
  • Love these 🙂

    June 9, 2014 at 11:08 am
  • These are gorgeous and so quick to make!

    June 9, 2014 at 11:41 am
  • Janet

    I love me some washi and I love these cards! I am going to be scrap lifting these!!! Thank you for the inspiration!

    June 9, 2014 at 1:03 pm
  • Heather Pham (Kimmeh)

    I love washi tape. It seems like you can do anything with them!
    I’ve always cut the triangle into the tape. I’ve never tried making a point. Hmmm…. the endless possibilities

    June 9, 2014 at 10:50 pm

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