Itsy Bitsy recently introduced this gorgeous new range of washi tapes from We R Memory Keepers
and when I got my hands on them, I couldn’t wait to get started! Each pack comes with 2 rolls of Washi’s one slightly thicker than the other and length will last you all your crafting days! I’ve been meaning to make some coordinated Bag, Tag and Card sets for a while now and this was the perfect opportunity.
For my first set, I decided to go with the green washi’s available at Itsy Bitsy
. The white base for both the bag and the card is handmade paper. I used the washi’s to add this one sided grid design, it was super easy to do and the result is quite clean and crisp. Some tie die gypsy flowers for a pretty touch and I decided to make a bold statement with the beaded straps. Isn’t it awesome! I also used one of the many We R Memory Keepers tags
available at Itsy Bitsy
. There’s literally so many of them, in so many colours and sizes, it was the perfect accessory to my set.
For the card, I pretty much followed the same design and in the empty space, I used a corner embossing folder along with one of the Sew Easy Ribbons trims
which is also new at Itsy Bitsy.
For my next set, I decided to create a slightly larger bag and this time the colour scheme was all white and pink. I started with the same white handmade paper for the base and then used the pink washi pack to jazz it up. I created a four stripe pattern at the bottom alternating between ruffled and straight washi tapes. I love the effect of ruffled washi’s and I find that the imperfection of the ruffle actually makes it quite perfect!
For the straps, I used some wooden pink beads from Itsy Bitsy and another We R Memory Keepers tag
. Like I said, there are so many to choose from and they’re all pretty reasonably priced – like Rs. 29. I finished it off a pretty butterfly from Itsy Bitsy with a pearl trail. For the card, I followed the same principle except for a change, I changed the washi stripes from horizontal to vertical and added some embossing too. Love how it ultimately turned out!
I am in LOVE with the washi’s at Itsy Bitsy!! I think I’m going to be adding them to a lot of my projects going forward! It’s such a versatile accessory and so much fun to use too. I’m thrilled with the sets I made, can’t wait to present it to someone! Arghhh!!! The agony of crafting for no reason in particular! Ha ha ha!! Thanks for dropping by folks! Have a good one!