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!

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Washi Tape Stickers

washi tape stickers

Hey Doodlers! Today’s craft, washi tape stickers, can be used to decorate anything, from school supplies to switch plates to Mother’s Day cards. Let’s get started:

washi tape stickers

Materials:

Washi tape

A square of wax paper

Shaped hole punch

Scissors

1. Cover the wax paper in washi tape. Make sure each strip of tape overlaps the strips next to it. Otherwise, your stickers will fall apart.

2. Trim the edges of the wax paper.

3. Using the shaped hole punch, punch out your stickers. To make sure I didn’t waste too much washi tape, I punched around the outside of my wax paper square, and then cut off the used outline. I repeated this until I reached the middle of the square.

To use your stickers, just peel off the wax paper backing. These stickers are incredibly easy to make, and have so many uses!

If you try any of the crafts on Duct Tape Doodles, I would love to see pictures.

If you haven’t yet, check out Duct Tape Doodles on PinterestBloglovin’ and Google Plus!

Have a great day 🙂

Duct Tape Stationary (lata noto ziti)

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Hi everyone! So, as you read earlier, the only roll of duct tape that hasn’t run away without telling me is Mr. Pink Polka. So here he is on his own stationary! The final result of this stationary actually doesn’t contain any duct tape, because its texture is a bit awkward and heavy for a greeting card or grocery list. And by the way…just in case you can see the letters on my stationary…I know they don’t make any sense. But just to make my stationary look more…authentic (or something) I wrote in cursive. Unfortunately, I only know a few letters, which explains “lata noto ziti.” Oh, well. And one more thing: I decided to try image instructions along with text instructions today. Okay, now I’ll get to the tutorial already!

Stationary Collage

1. Collect your supplies. You’ll need a roll of duct tape, a few index cards, a Sharpie, and a copier.

2. Cut your duct tape into small strips. Or, if you’re lazy like me, you can just rip it.

3. Tape your index card. Or cards. It’s best if you use simple patterns without too much tape, so you don’t draw too much attention away from your note.

4. Add small designs with Sharpie. Again, don’t do too much. I just added a smile, the word “Thanks,” and a heart.

5. Make a copy of your card.  This will remove the awkward texture and weight of duct tape. You can make as many copies as you’d like.

6. Trim your card. Pretty self explanatory…

7. Write your note!!

Please let me know how the image instructions worked for you. See ya soon!