Saturday, October 05, 2013

Designed to Color Blog Hop - Tutorial

Hi there!

Today, October 5th, is officially World Card Making Day! This holiday is an opportunity to celebrate the creativity of handmade cards and the personal connection that they create between friends and family. It's a day to connect with fellow card makers both near and far, to applaud the creativity that powers the craft, and to provide an opportunity for card makers to connect and find resources that will empower, inspire, and encourage them in their card making. It’s also a time to get a jump-start on the holiday card-making season!
At Designed To Color, we’ve decided to celebrate this special day with an awesome Blog Hop!! Our Design Team and special guests have made some amazing cards! Several of us will also be sharing some card-making tips along the way. Please leave a comment on each designer’s blog and then a comment at Designed To Color to let us know you have completed the hop. We will pick 1 random winner for a prize package consisting of goodies from various sponsors including: 
Crafter's Companion
Yumi & Fumi Handmade
…..just to name a few!
You have until Monday, October 7th, at 11:59pm MST to leave a comment on each blog. We will announce the winner on Wednesday, October 9th. GOOD LUCK!
Here is the card I created....

Medium: Copic
 Image: Whimsie Doodles
Paper: Copic Express Blend It 
Elements: Misc.button and bling
Papers: MME
 Twine: MME

We are all sharing a tutorial too, here's mine.

Ruffled Washi Tutorial

You will need a stapler and your favourite Washi tape.
Create a loop by folding the Washi back behind itself, this gives you a clean edge on the end.
Now switch back to working on the front pinch the Washi at about 1 inch intervals, fold it down and secure with a staple.
Continue on like this until to have a long enough piece fro your project.  Once you secure it to your project it will not be so uneven. Here is another look....

We hope you are inspired to create something special for World Card Making Day. If you do make a card please stop by the Designed To Color Facebook Page to share your creations. We would love to see them!!
Thanks for visiting!



  1. Very cute card and I love the washi tip!

  2. Cute card - love the colorful dp! Thanks for the awesome tutorial! I went a little crazy a few months ago buying Washi tape and need projects so I can at least make a dent in my stash! ;-)

  3. fab fun card and how versatile is washi tape thanks and happy world card making day

  4. Happy WCMD!!! So happy to have you join us on the hop - omgosh, I never thought to make ruffles with washi tape - that is soooo cool! Now, if only I could find my tiny attacher. Hmfp. Your card is adorable. And you were quite the busy little bee getting ready for this big day! Love all the posts & Projects. **hugs**

  5. I love the image you chose!! Great card and a great tip - I have Washi tape (because everyone else has it) but haven't really used it much - I can't wait to try this.
    Happy World Card Making Day!

  6. fab tutorial and a great card x

  7. LOVE this happy little card, Laura! the stamp is adorable. and i love your washi tip - i do this with everything and it looks so nice and neat tucked behind a strip of paper or a piece of ribbon. love the effect!

  8. Great tutorial! Awesome card. Love the colors.

  9. Absolutely adorable..... love all the colors :)

  10. Love the bright colours and the washi tape tutorial Laura, thanks so much! XOX Lucy

  11. Wonderful card Laura & thanks for the great tip too :o)

  12. Fabulous Card Laura, love the washi tape idea....thanks for sharing another wonderful tip and fun card! I love Ho Ho Ho!

  13. Thanks for the Washi Tutorial. Gosh knows I have a ton of washi and am always looking for ways to use it.

  14. Great card, Laura! Love the layout and the ruffled washi! Thanks for the tutorial!

  15. Cute card - love the pleated washi tape.

    isoscia at aol dot com

  16. Thanks for the Washi tutorial!! That was my favorite part of the card! I didn't guess it was Washi though ;) Very cool idea, I'm going to try this one out!!


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