Monday, October 26, 2020

Altenew Educator Program Level 3- Part 3


 The Ways with Washi classes is the next class that I will be focussing on.

One of my favorite things to do is to create a gift bag and card that match or go together. And I thought, what better way to have them go together, than to cover them with Washi. Altenew has some beautiful Washi tapes in an assortment of colors and sizes. I still want to try some of their really wide ones. I think that would be fun. They are really easy to use.

I started the card by covering a piece of Neenah Solar White Cardstock with Altenew's Glitter Flurries washi.

I adhered some 3M foam tape to the back, and right up against the edges of the cardstock. I wanted this to be like a canvas print, where the picture is taken around the edges of the art piece. I then cut the corners of the washi and then wrapped the washi around the corners.

I added so more adhesive to where the washi covered the foam tape and adhered it to a card base. I set that aside because I was not sure the direction I wanted this card to go.

For the second card I covered Neenah cardstock with Altenew's Calming Bouquet Washi. I did not add foam tape to this one yet.

I used the Altenew Mega Greetings 2 die to cut the word happy out of the panel. I covered the main panel with 3M foam tape and adhered that to a card base.

I was going to adhere the word right to the card base, but I wanted the Happy to stand out. So, I will save the word Happy for a later project.

I Stamped the Birthday from the Mega Greetings 2 set onto a piece of purple cardstock with VersaMark ink and white heat embossed it. I layered that onto some silver glitter paper and adhered that to the card.

Next I worked on the bags. I purchased some white gift bags from my local craft store.

The Calming Bouquet Washi is larger than the bag front, so Covered the front and left enough washi to cover half of the bottom of the bag. I used some Tombo Mono Multi Liquid Glue and adhered it to the front, and to the bottom. Then I realized I wanted the sides covered next, so I cut pieces for the sides, leaving extra at the top and cutting even at the bottom. Adhered them with some glue as well. I overlapped the front and back pieces over the sides and adhered with some glue on those as well. Left about an inch and a quarter the top, cut slits for the handles and folded over and glued the top peices down. Any dried glue I cleaned up with an adhesive eraser.

For the second bag, The Glitter Flurries Washi is smaller than the bag front, so I decided to do the sides first. Overlapping the top, but cutting straight across the bottom.

Here is a better view of the inside.

This time, I only added glue to the corners, and that seemed to be enough

  When I had both sides done, I covered the front and the back. I cut a separate piece to cover the bottom. And I glued it down. Cut slits in the top for the handles, and folded them over and glued down the edges.

I created tags by covering some Neenah cardstock with the washi tapes and cutting them with the Hero Arts Nesting Tag Dies. 

For one I cut a Bigger tag in gold foil cardstock, and the other some silver glitter cardstock.

I layered them up and adhered them together. Added some coordinating ribbons and tied them onto the bags.

Finishing up the first card, I used a sentiment from Altenew's Birthday Greeting set. Stamped the image in VersaMark ink onto black cardstock and gold heat embossed it. Adhered some more Glitter Flurries washi to some Neenah cardstock and fussy cut out some of the flowers and leaves. I adhered the sentiment with some 3M foam tape and layered the flowers to the left edge.

I love these, and can't wait for the opportunity to use them. 

I think the one using the Glitter Flurries Washi tape is my favorite. But, I do like things that have glitter and shine.

I hope that this was helpful to you, and that you enjoyed these projects.

Thanks for visiting!


  1. These projects look absolutely wonderful, Linda. I love that you even decorated the gift bags and made cute tags!
    Thank you for submitting your beautiful work to the AECP assignment gallery. Well done!

  2. Beautiful projects!😍 I am inspired to try this!

  3. Lovely projects, thank you for the tip of how to get the washi to stick better.


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