Tutorial: Washi Tape Thank You Cards.

I love washi tape!

Washi tape is so versatile!  You saw Linda, from Craftaholics Anonymous, create adorable gift tags with washi tape.  Today I’ll show you how to make pretty custom thank you cards.

What You’ll Need:

  • blank card
  • exacto knife
  • washi tape in different colors and designs
  • self healing mat
  • stamp and stamp pad


First lay your blank note card flat on your self healing mat with the outside of the card facing up.  Start laying strips of washi tape horizontally.

Make sure to lay the pieces of tape as straight as you can, leaving space for your “thank you.”  I used a rubber stamp and red ink on this card.

Press all of the tape edges firmly to your mat.  Use your exacto knife to cut along the edge of the card as closely as you can without cutting the card itself.

That’s it… you’re done!  You have a beautiful handmade thank you card and it only took a few short minutes!

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Tutorial: Drab to Fab – Gift Tags from Linda at Craftaholics Anonymous

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You are all in for such a treat today!  I am honored to have Linda as a guest at The Southern Institute.  I’m guessing that most, if not all of you, are familiar with Craftaholics Anonymous.

Linda has the craft blog that every craft blogger aspires to, chock full of creative projects that even the most craftiness-challenged people can follow.  With over 18000 people who like CA on facebook, I know I’m not the only one who thinks so!  Linda has generously and kindly agreed to share a project with us today and I’m just dying to let her have the floor… so here goes!

Hi there! I’m so happy to be here today. My name is Linda and I’m the addict from Craftaholics Anonymous. Today I’ll be showing you a super easy way to take your gift tags from drab to fab in seconds! {i’m all about easy crafts that give huge impact!}

Now I’m sure you have plenty of gift giving to do. I know I’m always whipping up a little something for a friend, neighbor, Sunday school teachers, etc. But I usually don’t have time to make a card. So I like to dress up my gift tags to make it more special. 

All you need is a few supplies to make a cute gift tag in a matter of minutes!
Grab some bakers twine, paper flowers, cute brads, and…
…a self healing mat, exacto knife, and washi tape.
I used a self healing mat and an exacto knife to trim off the excess washi tape, embellished with paper flowers held in place with a brad. Then signed the tag and tied bakers twine around to hold the tag in place.
Love me some washi tape! {check out more washi tape crafts here} 

If you’d like to see a short video of these tags or to see my talking head in action, click here.
Thanks for having me over to play today! I love meeting new crafters like you! Stop by Craftaholics Anonymous and see what other fun craft ideas I have. You can also post your craft questions on my Facebook page.
happy crafting, linda

Thank you so much for sharing this space with us today, Linda!  You have done it again.  These tags are beautiful and easy to make, and I’m sure will adorn many a gift in the near future!

Washi Tape at Pick Your Plum!

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This is the 1st time I’ve seen washi tape at Pick Your Plum.  I have been wanting to buy washi tape for so long, but the price kept me from making the leap.  At $3.50 for two rolls and just $2.95 shipping I could not pass up this deal  Grab yours before they’re gone!