Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Washi Tape Gift Box

If I didn't tell you, would you know that this box was decorated with washi tape?  By varying the width and colors of the tapes I was able to create a pleasing look with very little effort.  I started by die cutting kraft colored textured card stock with the matchbox with the Sizzix Big Pro die. Before assembling the box I applied the washi tape to the rectangular piece that would eventually be formed into the outer part of the box.  Like a the design of a ribbon quilt of yesteryear, the tapes were run diagonally and then perpendicularly to those strips and perpendicular to those strips and so on until the whole piece was covered. Don't worry, washi tape is very forgiving and can be removed and reapplied countless times until you are satisfied with the resulting design.
After the box was formed with Merikan double stick tape, a simple ribbon band was taped on, a skinnier ribbon tied over and a charm added.  The Tim Holtz tapes available at Ben Franklin Crafts are very lovely and translucent (the packaging doesn't really do justice to the product). I think I purchased the wide, colorful MT washi tapes from Celebrations (near the Mapunapuna BFC).  Both BFC and Celebrations have a multitude of washi tapes to tempt you and add to your creativity.  Thank you for stopping to read this blog.  I hope that you will visit again to see what makes me smile and keeps me out trouble. (I can't eat or shop while I'm crafting LOL!)


Creations by Shirl said...

This is one pretty box! love all the different variety of washi tapes... Looks real vintage!
TFS Lynn - enjoy your wonderful Tuesday~

Unknown said...

I didn't think I was really into vintage, but I've loved all your vintage projects! That tape is just gorgeous!

Genni said...

Cute but the TH tape is tissue tape, not washi tape.

eunice said...

Another fabulously decorated box! And decorated with tape? Those pretty tapes always catch my eye, but never could think of a reason to buy them...now I have one!