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Mon 28

Affordable Gifts with Washi Tape
by Laura Fulcher


Greetings friends.  I recently posted a votive holder I decorated with some washi tape for the holidays.  Today I revisited my local dollar store and picked up a plastic photo album that I thought would be perfect for a quick and easy (and inexpensive) holiday gift.

I first started with my 5" x 6 1/2" album that I got for $1 and chose the Twas the Night washi tape for the cover:


I wanted to go with the washi tape because I knew it would be really easy to adhere to the plastic.  I did remove the red piece of paper that came with the album because I thought the tape showed up much better with white paper behind the cover than the red.

Next, I die cut some holly using the new Dashing Stripes and Dots paper:


I also decided to add a strip of the Watercolor Woodland washi tape to cover the spine of the book.  It wasn't necessary since the photo album looked fine with just the text on the cover, but I thought it added a bit more interest to the finished piece.

All that was left was to add my sentiment:


The Mini Vintage Varsity Alphabet die cuts four of each letter at a time, so I only had to run the die through my machine once to get all of the letters I wanted.  I decided to cut out my message because I wanted to use paper from the 6" x 6" pack that I knew would coordinate with the other items on the album.

That's it!  It was a quick project, and I am very happy to have a stocking stuffer ready to go this year.  I thought I would add some pictures from years past and leave some room for future pictures.  Although I plan to give the album as a gift, I thought it would also be a nice way to store some of my favorite cards.

I hope everyone has a great week!






That's nice. Amazing what you think up and can do.

great idea! have everything except those letter dies. glanced at them and didn’t realize the multiple letters; genius and saving grace!

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