Monday, 15 April 2013

UKS Spring Blog Hop



Welcome blog hoppers! I have a sketch and a layout for you. I find scrap lifting easier if I  draw a sketch from the page I want to use as my inspiration and store the sketches away for times when I’m short of an idea sorry I can’t remember where I got this one from, if you recognise the page please let me know so that I can attribute my sketch to the original page. I draw my sketches using Word but you can just as easily draw by hand in a notebook.

sketch 2 drunken sailor (445 x 444)
washi

For this page I used a fair bit of Washi tape in making the bunting, the arrows and the buttons. If you are anything like me you have been collecting Washi tape just because it’s a nice thing to have oh OK I admit I’ve probably got more than I’m ever going to use! By the way I store my Washi on a jailor’s ring available from Ebay. Anyway, at a recent retreat we were looking at ways of using tape and my lovely friend Susibee discovered that after being stuck to card, it cuts easily with a punch. So we made some buttons which are quite simple to do and very cheap; here’s how …

 card

Assemble a few pieces of scrap card.
He he you really needed a photo for that, didn’t you?



strips


Stick strips of Washi as shown.




 punched holes 


Cut with a one-inch circle punch.





 little holes
button holes




Punch two small holes near the centre and edge with ink.




finished buttons
 LO
Thread through with baker’s twine and attach to your page with sticky pads.

Using Washi to make bunting is a quick method that is so much easier than fiddling with small pieces of patterned paper.

baker's twine 

OK so  I didn’t I mention I have a bit of a collection of baker’s twine, too. :o)







To make your Washi bunting…

twine 

Cut a length of baker’s twine to the required length of your finished bunting.



bunting 1  Fix strips of tape over the twine so it sticks to itself.

bunting 2 bunting 3 Cut into shapes.

And there you have your bunting. :o) Simples!

I have a little Washi tape and baker’s twine for one person who leaves me a comment today.

Please link me up to your blogs if you use my sketch, won’t you? I’d love to see what you do.

If you are taking part in the UKS Spring blog hop you probably arrived here from Beautiful Impressions and, after kindly leaving me a comment, will be visiting Mole’s Creations.

Thanks for hopping by,
Sue x

75 comments:

Wendy said...

Would love to win bakers twine and washi beacuse my collection needs so much more of these womdeful item's

Wizbit said...

I love your LO and thanks for the ideas for using up my ever growing collection of washi tape... I've not been getting through it very fast just adding little bits to embelishment clusters!

Thanks for sharing

Wizbit (Liz)

Jennie Hart said...

Lovely clear tutorial Sue, thank you.

Your layout is stunning another one of my favourites when I saw it irl. :) xxx

Lesley G said...

Gorgeous, Sue, love your bold colours :)

debbie r said...

Love it, have a fair bit of washi myself :-)

Debs (Beanpie 11 on uks)

CoventryAnn said...

Feeling inspired, just had to pin your LO and sketch :)

Lelly said...

Great tutorial Ive never really known what to do with washi tape but I love these ideas.
Thanks for the chance of winning some

UKS lelly

Suzy said...

Fab layout Sue, Im off on a scrappy weekend this coming weekend so I think I will print off your sketch to have a go

HilaryB said...

Lovely clean layout, great way to use some of my washi collection. Tigerlady

Lythan said...

What excellent ideas for using washi and bakers twine. Thanks for the inspiration!

Katherine (sutty) said...

Super washi ideas, love the buttons and such a fun sketch too - thank you :)

Ifa said...

Gorgeous. I have a lot of tape and twine too, LOL. Thank you for sharing.

kim said...

I absolutely adore this layout! I must bookmark to try it later. I love the bunting and would never have thought of using washi tape.

I had a little trouble getting into the comment box- but glad I managed!

Kim

House of Bears said...

We think you need a shopping trip to purchase washi tape! After all, you did just deplete your stock!!

We love you LO and will be using the sketch for one of our scenic photos, thanks for the inspiration ( and for convincing us we need more than our 5 paltry rolls of washi tape!)

lorraine said...

I've so far not brought any washi tape as I wasn't sure what I could make with it ...now I know thank you for some great ideas

scrappybluecat uks

new2this said...

I have never bought washi tape .. but may well do do with these simple ways to use it. Thanks.

Paulinexxx said...

Sue - that is great - I too have lots of washi tape - its just irresistable isn't it? Great tips for using it and storing it - thanks so much. PaulineD UKS xxx

susibee said...

Super sketch as always,Sue and fab page. Your buttons look fab and such a great idea ha ha!!!! I must admit, I haven't done the washi tape bunting yet:)

Thanks for sharing.

vixen said...

Wow your embellishments are stunning, I have never used Bakers Twine or Washi Tape before but think I need to get some and give these a go. Thankyou ever so much for sharing, feeling inspired :)
from Boland :)

Christine said...

Fab! Lovely clear instructions - just what I need! Thanks for sharing :)

chrisrydal x

Bethank said...

Sue that's lovely. I'm afraid of washi tape or as was as I didn't kknow what you can do with it.

Meg baby UKs

Leigh xx said...

fantastic layout--i have to say i love working from sketches :)

Leigh11 xx

Jimjams said...

Mmmmm washi ..... I don't have enough of it (because it's sold in such ridiculously large rolls) .... but I am liking both theyse ways to use what I've got. Love the giant ring storage too - my friend Lesley ^^^ has hers like that - clever!
Fab page Sue, made unique with your washi embellies!
Jimjams x

Wendy said...

lovely use of the tape, love the idea of bunting made easier! Great LO :-)
*here be dragons*

Sue said...

I love your LO. Great ideas that are easy to do. UKS sue1952

Alison said...

Your layout is gorgeous Sue - colourful, graphic fun and really interesting to look at! Love the tutorials and a great way of using both items - great collections!
Ali (Alibri) x

Nikki said...

Great ideas for using washi Sue! Such cute little buttons xxx

Sharon S said...

A great layout and sketch - the bunting is very 'in' at the moment. I love the button ideas with the washi tape! Thank you. UKS - Sharon1973

Maria said...

well Ive seen this one in the flesh and know how super it was. You are the queen of sketches as far as Im concerned, and always so obliging about doing them for us. (Maria in France on UKS)

Jacqui Godfrey said...

Thanks thanks for the ideas. Would definately love to win some washi tape. I only have a couple of rolls and have just about finished my favourite roll :( Thanks for sharing :) (uks Jacqui200284)

Karen said...

2 great ideas - thanks for sharing :) Kitty Crafts UKS

kjjc said...

Fab tutorials on what to do with washi. Tank you. Great layout and sketch. KJJC uks name

Tinker said...

I have a stack of washi tape that I'm never inspired to use.... until now that is! Thanks for sharing (TinkerHamilton UKS)

Allycat x said...

I hadn't thought of using washi on card and punching - thanks for that great tip! I certainly wouldn't say no to winning washi & twine - can never have enough. Like the idea of storing on the rings too!
UKS Name: AllycatD

Julia said...

I love your layout! Great tips for ways to use washi too (although I don't have quite as many rolls as you... yet!!)

UKS - Julesaroony

Sian said...

Ooh I'm always looking for ways to use washi and twine, great way here to use them together! I love that sketch too - its fab! Thanks for sharing! Sian aka Violaceous :)

chris said...

Will definitely use that sketch. Thanks for the tutorial for buttons and bunting Sue. I love both washi tape and twine and do admit to being a collector but can't match yours. Love the jailer's ring for storage.
Thank you
Chris55 - UKS

furrypig said...

Now you can never have too much washi or twine (well that's what I tell myself when I look at my collection!!) loving the bunting I keep meaning to try that and the button idea is fab xxx

K said...

Some great tips on here, why have I never thought of making fake buttons like that!
K (aka Sylphraven)

Claire said...

The washi bunting is brilliant, I look forward to trying it!

UKS - Clairewill

Yolanda said...

Lovely sketch, washi tape is fab. UKS - Scrappyyo

sue jones said...

do you know, I haven't used washi tape before - I will go order some as I want to have a go now. Great page!
Soojay

scarymary555 said...

Love your 'ways with washi tape' Sue....would never have thought of the button idea. Trouble is I don't have much so I hope I win!! lol

scarymary555 on UKS

purply bunny said...

beautiful :) came here by way of uks blog hop.

purplybunny (uks)

misteejay said...

What a super sketch and I love what you did with the LO - TFS

Toni xx
(misteejay)

Beverley said...

Fabe idea...your LO is gorgeous and I wounded what I could do with washi tape.Love the bunting idea...well done! UKS...Bubbleblitt

marionh said...

Love your page would love the chance to win-haven't bought either of these items yet - look on websites and can't chose with all the colours! alibi

poetcrafty said...

Sue I dont have quite as much washi tape as you but you've given me some great ideas to use it! Thanks so much for the inspiration! Audrey uks poetcrafty xxx

gillyb's crafting blog said...

love it sue, thanks for sharing.

Chidkid said...

Fab ideas

Lesley said...

Thank you. I bought some washi recently and keep stroking it and trying to work out how to use it. Wiil definately try these ideas. UKS Tagsie

Jane said...

I don't have much washi tape, but after seeing what you have done with it I think I need more! - Cassia

Sarah said...

What fantastic ideas.Thank you for the tutorials. Love, stillcrafting from UKS xx

Laura G said...

These are soooo cute!!
Laura Godfrey

Sarah said...

Beautiful...and thanks for the clear instructions, feeling very inspired now! Hugs Sarah (butterbee on UKS)

Joanne Walton-Calvert said...

That's a fabulous sketch and love your layout. Thank you

Jo_annepinc said...

Love those buttons, have quite a bit of washi but no idea what to do with it, now I do, thanks Sue, JoPink

Niki said...

I love the idea of using washi tape to make bunting. Will have to do this as I have tried to make bunting before with card, but failed miserably as the bunting kept sliding along the twine, bunching up in the middle.

Niki said...

oops, sorry forgot to add my UKS name. It's NIKIG

Fran said...

Waht a fabbi layout. Love the washi tape and twine bunting - I want some now !!!

Fran (Hedgie)

Tigs said...

Cute bunting! Got lots of washi tape so this is another idea to use it :)

thriftycrafter said...

I hadn't thought of using it with punches, great idea, thanks.

Stacey ScrapRed said...

I only own 1 reel of washi tape.....clearly I need to start collecting. Love this LO and will definitely use the sketch - thank you

Stacey Scrapred on UKS

Fifi said...

Such a cute fun page, it really is my style I love it

scrappyjen said...

Fabulous idea! I love your layout! Twine and washi... what more could a layout ask for! Don't include me in the draw... good luck to the winner! I have seen you popping up on uks and it is lovely to visit your blog again - you woyww too don't you? jenx uks wear crafts

sam said...

love this idea! Definitely will be doing this!

darm - uks

Eileen said...

I usually avoid the 'in' things in scrapbooking, but I'm becoming a bit obsessed with both Baker's Twine and Washi tape. I love how you've used them here - and some more would fill a gap in my stash, obviously :). Love the LO. (Eileen C)

Rooty said...

Fantastic - always love ideas for using up wash tape! Thanks for sharing

UKS Name Fizzydrink

TracyW said...

Lovely lo - and thanks for the tips on ways to use washi tape (if only so then I can justify buying more!!!).
UKS - mumof4girls

Gill said...

Love the LO and the instructions are very clear. Thanks
UKS Meggie

Jolene said...

Love the layout and the ways of using washi tape (a favourite of mine too, along with bakers twine. The buttons are so cute! thanks for the chance to win. UKS Jolene.

stitching lady said...

What great ideas for using washi tape!

Gibby Frogett said...

Lovely fresh looking layout and lots of great ideas - thank you. Gill x UKS name is Seaside Crafter.

Karen said...

Such a gorgeous page Sue. I loved this one IRL at the retreat :)
Great instructions and the added details (photo of paper strips!!) - made me smile :D
UKS PinkSparklyScrapper xxx

Lindsay Coleman said...

This is lovely, really pretty. xx