We were given 12"x12" We R Memory Keepers Adhesive Washi Sheets. I haven't used much Washi tape before, but I looove this stuff! If you're a regular reader on my blog you know I adore my Silhouette Cameo machine, and you can cut anything you want on these large Washi sheets with a Silhouette (and probably any cutter that works well with vinyl). This is self-adhesive, just like the rolls of Washi tape, but it's a full 12" square sheet that comes on a backing.
The first thing I did was cut some words, just to see how well the Washi sheets would cut. I used my standard vinyl settings of Speed 8, Thickness 9, Blade 1 (blue cap for older style) and it was perfect. (These letters are just under 1" tall.)
Because I received the red and green sheets, I automatically thought of Christmas cards and gifts. I also wanted to showcase the transparency of the Washi sheets, so that's what guided my projects. Here's a quick preview of the five projects I made using the Washi sheets.
Are you ready for lots of pictures and tips? Here we go!
I decided to make a window card to keep the Washi from looking just like any other pattern paper. This was easy to do with the clear plastic sheets I have on hand. I had my Silhouette cut out these pretty trees from the card front and embossed it with a Cuttlebug folder.
Then I cut a piece of green Washi large enough to fill in the blank space and stuck it to a piece of clear plastic, cut just smaller than the embossed face piece.
I attached the acetate to the embossed card front. (See how pretty the transparent Washi is through the cutouts?)
Finally, I attached the embossed window piece to my white card front with 3D foam squares and added a little red bow.
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For another Christmas card option, I bought this Hexagon Card from the Silhouette Store. (You can also buy it in SVG form from Lori Whitlock's store here.) I wanted windows for all of the hexagons, so I altered the file just slightly to do so.
I had my Cameo cut out the clear plastic in the correct shape, then some red and green hexagons from the Washi sheets, then applied them where I wanted for the windows.
Here's a view of the inside. (By the way, the sentiment on the card front is white fuzzy/flocked vinyl.)
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And here's one more Christmas project that would make a nice, simple gift.
I created these spots in Silhouette Studio to fit perfectly around my empty "Jones Soda" bottle, then cut them out using vinyl settings.
Using the same technique I do with vinyl, I placed a clear piece of transfer tape on the cutouts to lift it off the backing. (Because the Washi has kind of a slick/waxy coating and resists the transfer tape a bit, I used a fresh piece of sticky transfer tape and flipped it over to peel the paper backing away from the Washi and transfer tape.)
I placed it on the bottle, and the Washi stuck nicely to the glass and released from the transfer tape easily.
I added a few inside circles with the red Washi...
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That was enough Christmas stuff for now, so I made another window card with the red Washi. I used mostly the same process as the first window card above.
Here are the mechanics on the back. This all gets hidden when you stick it to the card base.
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And last, but not least, I've always wanted to make a clear card.
I made this scalloped square in Silhouette Studio and cut it (and the acetate card base) with my Cameo, then placed the Washi on the card front. I added more pieces cut with my Cameo, and placed a piece of white inside--the same size as the kraft print & cut front piece. You can see the hounds-tooth pattern right through the card!
I had so much fun working with these full Washi sheets with my Cameo and otherwise. It cut beautifully and was easy to work with. It's great on clear accents, and my mind is still full of more things I can do with it.
Thank you, Scrapbook Steals, for letting me be a part of this blog hop! Now the rest of you, go Steal some of these We R Memory Keepers Adhesive Washi sheets and continue along the blog hop here with Cyndee...
And here's the blog list in case you get lost. (Don't forget to comment on all of these blog-hop posts to be eligible for a $20 gift card prize to Scrapbook Steals.)
1. Scrapbook Steals
2. Andrea at Scraperie
3. Madeleine at Senorita Scrapper
4. Shirley at Shirley Shirley Bo Birley
5. Me! (YOU ARE HERE)
6. Cyndee at Scrappy Daylily
7. Ashley at Things That Shine