Washi Tape Candle Card (+Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award!)

Washi Tape Candle Card

Hello Doodlers! I hope you’re having a great summer. I’m so happy to be back, and very excited for this post! First of all, I’ve seen cards similar to this one all over Pinterest (follow DTD here), and I’m thrilled to share by own design with you. Second, after the tutorial, I’ll accept and nominate seven of my favorite bloggers for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award.

Without further ado, let’s get started with the card!

collage

Materials:

File folder

4 Colors of washi tape

5″ by 7″ plain white paper

Scissors

Ruler

Black pen

Yellow colored pencil

Glue stick

1. Evenly space four strips of washi tape, one of each color, on the plain paper.

2. Using the black pen and colored pencil, draw a wick and flame at the top of each strip of tape.

3. Cut a 5.5″ by 7.5″ rectangle out of the file folder (while it is folded), as the picture shows. Unfolded, the piece you just cut out should be 11″ by 7″. Make sure the area you cut out does not contain words on the inside or outside.

4. Outline the front of your card in the washi tape.

5. Using the glue stick, center the decorated white paper onto the front of the card, on top of the washi outline.

That’s all! Despite its simplicity, the card is super cute, and perfect for last minute gifts.

Now, for the award: I’d like to thank Luna from My Irrelevant Thoughts for nominating Duct Tape Doodles for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. I love reading Luna’s detailed book reviews and humorous (and definitely not irrelevant) thoughts, and definitely recommend checking out her blog!

Rules:

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you, and link back to their blog.

2. Place the award logo on your blog (It’ll be in the sidebar.)

3. Answer the 7 questions.

4. Nominate 7 others.

Questions:

  1. In one word, how would you like your readers to describe your blog?
    1. Creative!
  2. Which blog post on your blog is your favourite and why?
    1. Probably the Desk Organizer. I love that it uses recycled materials, and I’m also pretty fond of the tape pattern that I used. The organizer, though not my easiest craft, was one of the most fun to make, and is still sitting happily on my desk!
  3. What, or who, inspires most of your blog posts?
    1. Some of my crafts are inspired by Pinterest; others just spew out of my head (including embarrassing middle school posts like this Dry-Erase Board that doesn’t actually work). I also love trying out suggestions from readers, so make sure to visit the Suggestions page with your DIY ideas.
  4. What do you aspire to accomplish this year?
    1. This coming school year, I’d like to keep my grades up and stay in shape. It will definitely be a busy year, and I’m hoping to get enough sleep!
  5. What is your favorite book?
    1. The Land of Green Ginger by Noel Langely. The hilarious story continues the story of Aladdin, and though it’s technically a children’s book, it still always makes me laugh.
  6. What’s the most courageous thing you’ve ever done?
    1. I really, really, really don’t know. I should add “be courageous” to my goals for question 4.
  7. Who is your female role model? 
    1. I can’t choose! So many women are so inspirational in so many ways 🙂

Nominations:

1. Trend-mixblog

2. Softwear Hacks

3. Caution District

4. Shiori

5. Inspector Gorgeous

6. Make Something Mondays

7. Crafter Crums

Congrats to the nominees, and again, thank you so much to Luna from My Irrelevant Thoughts!

The Versatile Blogger Award!

versatileblogger111How exciting! Duct Tape Doodles as received its third award, the Versatile Blogger Award! (for the other awards DTD has earned, visit the Awards page.) Thank you to Perpetual Art and Craft for the nomination.

The Versatile Blogger Award Rules:

  •  Thank the person who gave you this award and include a link to their blog.
  • Select 15 excellent bloggers you follow regularly and nominate them for the Versatile Blogger Award (include a link to their blog).
  •  Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

In no particular order, I nominate:

The Time is Write

Groovyglue

The Village Pixie

A Mess to be Made

Le Zoe Musings

Breaking Into Alternative

Nuts and Bolts

365 Days to Unstuck

Crafted in Carhartt

Mullen Images

The Happsters

Maze A Day

Lovely Stuff by Eve

OOPS. Only thirteen. But these are the only blogs I’d like to nominate at this time. And they’re pretty awesome :)!

7 Facts About Me:

1. I love horses, especially Morgans.

2. I have two pet dwarf hamsters, Sugar and Spice.

3. I really don’t like sharing information about myself :).

4. I enjoy eating lots of popcorn!

5. DTD is over 1 year old (still just a baby).

6. I really like linoleum carving.

7. My favorite pizza is pickle and pineapple.

Wow! What an exciting day. See ya soon!

The Liebster Award

the-liebster-awardI can’t believe it! DTD has been nominated for its second award, the Liebster Award! Thank you, breakinalt, for the nomination. The rules of this award are:

1) Post eleven facts about yourself
2) Answer the questions the tagger has set for you and create eleven questions for people you’ve nominated
3) Choose eleven people (with fewer than 200 followers) to give this award to and link them in your post
4) Go to their page and tell them
5) Remember, no tag backs.

So here I go:

1. As you can probably tell, I try not to give out much info about myself online. You know, safety stuff. With that being said:

1. I can ride a unicycle

2. I love crafting. Not just with duct tape, but pretty much anything. Cross stitch, knitting, painting, pottery…

3. The one craft I’ve tried 5,468,902 times (not really) but just can’t get the hang of is crochet. Seriously. I just can’t do it! But then, why use one needle when you could use two?

4. I love advertisements and commercials. It always bugs me when people change the station when an ad comes on. Come on people! Lots of time and effort goes into making those commercials. And many of the are cute, clever, and funny!

5. Popcorn is my favorite food.

6. I’m very indecisive. In fact, it took me about five minutes to come up with this fact! I’ve changed my blog theme about 5 times in the past year.

7. I hate socks. Eww.

8. I’m a pretty good skiier. I can do the green circles, the blue squares if I force myself, and the black diamonds if no one tells me it’s a black diamond.

9.My favorite color is green.

10. I have two hamsters named Sugar and Spice. ❤ them!

11. This is the longest blog post I’ve ever written, and I’m not even halfway done!

2. These are the questions breakinalt gave me:

1) If you could live in any kind of house what would it be?

A 1,000 story house with lots of windows.

2) Favorite genre of music?

Softrock.

3) Do you play any instruments?

Yes! Oboe, flute, and piano.

4) If you could act in any movie which one would it be and what role would you play?

I would act in Enchanted and play Princess Giselle.

5) What color looks best on you?

Green!

6) Favorite thing to cook?

Rice Krispie Treats.

7) Favorite season and why?

Summer. It’s so relaxed.

8) Jeans or sweatpants?

Jeans.

9) If you could be any animal which would you be?

A giraffe.

10) Favorite viral video?

GANGNAM STYLE!!!

11) How is this nomination going to change the way you blog?

Hmm… that’s a hard one. I think that after giving out all this information about myself, I’ll start to blog with more of my own voice.

Here are the questions you must answer if I nominate your blog!

1. Do you like crafts? If so, what’s your favorite type?

2. Stripes vs. Polka dots?

3. Favorite type of chocolate:

4. What’s your favorite part of blogging?

5. If you could have any animal as a pet, what would it be?

6. Skiing vs. Surfing?

7.Favorite sport to watch?

8. Favorite sport to play?

9. Do you enjoy wearing socks?

10. How have you grown as a blogger?

11. Why did you first start your blog?

3. In no particular order, I nominate:

365 Days to Unstuck

The Greedy Magpies

Well, this is awkward. Sorry to be a party pooper, but after nominating blogs a few days ago for the Sunshine Award, there aren’t any more blogs I’d like to nominate at this time.

Congrats to 365 Days to Unstuck and The Greedy Magpies! And thanks for reading this long, long post.

Ahh! THE SUNSHINE AWARD!!!

sunshine-blog-award

Thank you to A Mess to be Made for nominating Duct Tape Doodles for the Sunshine Award!

On to the award acceptance process: according to the rules, nominees must (i) include a link in your blog to the blog that nominated you; (ii) answer some questions about yourself; (iii) nominate 10 fellow bloggers, linking to their blogs; and (iv) inform them that they have been nominated.

So. The Questions: 

1. Who is your favorite philosopher? I honestly have no idea. I don’t know many philosophers…

2. What is your favorite number? 9.

3. What is your favorite animal?  Giraffes!!!

 4. What are your Facebook and Twitter? I don’t have either.

5. What is your favorite time of day? 10 AM, when I’m finally awake.

6. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas. (Only 317 days to go!)

7. What is your favorite physical activity?  Horseback riding, gymnastics, unicycling…

8. What is your favorite non-alcoholic drink? Shirley Temple, I think.

9. What is your passion? Physical activity. Horseback riding, gymnastics, unicycling, etc. And crafting. And blogging!

10. What is your favorite flower? Sunflower.

And now, I nominate the following blogs:

The Village Pixie

Breaking Into Alternative

The Time is Write

Craft Apple

Amy Loves Crafts

Striking Creations

Plum Blossom Pink

Penguin Papers

Honesty’s Protegee

pig&paper co.

Thanks everyone! By the way, I won another award but I haven’t quite finished the nominations yet so that is coming soon.