Tuesday, August 28, 2012

SOS # 66 - My Favorite Things

Happy Tuesday! It's time for another Shopping Our Stash challenge. This week we ask you to make a card using your Favorite Things. By that we mean: use what you loooooove to use, the stuff you'd put on every card if you could. It could be brads, pretty paper, ribbon, a certain shape, stickers, rub-ons ... anything you love to put on a card. C'mon, how much easier could this be?!

This one kinda stumped some of the DT, because HOW COULD WE CHOOSE?!?! heh heh Not so long ago my answer would have been RIBBON, and maybe you've noticed that lately I haven't been using much ribbon (I know!), but what I have been using is (are) washi tape and dies. A lot. So I chose those as my favorite things du jour and made this:

First: the washi tape. I used a green and white diagonal striped piece, but it was too narrow to span the die opening, so I put it on sideways, like this:

It was all hidden by the upper die-cut panel, so I only needed to make sure to keep it away from the edge. I love the non-exact science of it. :) You can see I even overlapped the bottom two pieces, since I was too lazy to trim it, and also, washi tape is very forgiving, and overlapping it is cool. Can you see why I love it so?

I die-cut the Memory Box Hexagon Border on another piece of card stock and popped it up on dimensional adhesive. I was following the Hero Arts August sketches (bottom right sketch):

So I've used washi tape and a die. And buttons. And green.  So now it's YOUR turn! Make a pile of all your favorite things to use on a card, use some or all of them to make a card, then come on over to Shopping Our Stash to link up so we can see what you've made!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. So cute! You are the Washi queen!

  2. very cool! Love how you combined the tape with the die cut panel!

  3. you know i HAVE noticed that tape is now neck and neck with ribbon in your crafty hierarchy, but that makes sense to me b/c they are sort of interchangeable in a way, they serve the same sort of function, and the fact that the tape is sticky and sheer does indeed solve many logistical problems. PLUS... you can make gorgeous cards like THIS! ♥♥♥

  4. I'm afraid to buy any of the washi!!! I love ribbon so know I'd love that stuff too!
    WONDERFUL card! The diagonal stripes are super behind this die (which I also love)! Fantastic card and I love it.

  5. That is an excellent use of washi tape - I am filing that one away for using later.

  6. Leslie - This is AMAZING! Didn't realize at first that the hexagons were cut from the white and popped up. That is such a cool idea!! Love it! (And green is probably my favorite color!)

  7. Leslie, WOW this card is fabulous. I don't think I would have ever thought to do what yo did with your tape and die - - - but you can bet I will CASE the idea and real soon also. This card is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing your method of making it. Enjoy your week.

  8. oh yeah, so much fun here! That hexagon die is just fabulous - I love the layered look playing peekaboo.
    And that one rounded corner? Awesome.

  9. OMgoodness!!! This is genius. Pure genius! FANTASTIC challenge...you guys are rockin' the challenge themes at SOS lately. But your use of washi...well, my jaw is on.the.floor. I need that MB die...


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