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Monday, May 27, 2013

Ways With Washi #5

Good Mornday morning to you, DeNami Friends! And Happy Memorial Day to all of my fellow Americans. It's Emily here today with my May installment of Ways With Washi! Today I'm showing you a more practical side of washi tape by sharing some fun ways to use washi tape on envelopes. 

Now like many of you, I started collection washi tape because I was sooooo drawn to the fun colors and patterns. But I was still kind of mystified by how to actually use this magical stuff. Then one day I was stuffing an envelope with one of my handmade cards decorated with a few somewhat bulk embellishments. When I sealed the envelope's flap, it seemed to close OK over the unevenness, but I wondered if it would stay that way in the less-than-gentle mail system. As I reached for some good old Scotch tape to add an extra layer of security to the flap, I had my "aha!" moment: why  not reinforce the seal and add a spot of color and whimsy at the same time with some washi tape? I loved how it looked, and now washi tape is my go-to method of sealing envelopes! 

Here are a few examples:   


Once I got into my washi envelope groove, I branched out into other ways to pretty up an envelope. How about a striped frame for the address?


And why not give the flap a similar purple-striped treatment?


With super bulky cards, I like to use 5" x 10" bubble envelopes for mailing. It's so much fun to give these a washi makeover, like this one: 


Have I started your wheels turning? I hope so! And I hope that you'll fall in love with using washi tape on your envelopes as much as I have. :)
Would you like to try to win a roll of washi tape-- for your envelopes or any other purpose? 'm giving away a roll of DeNami washi tape over on My Little Slice of Bliss today. I hope you'll stop by my blog for a chance to comment and win! 

Thanks for visitng today!
Emily

7 comments:

Lisa said...

FUN ideas Emily!!

rommelsmom4 said...

Love your washi tape projects. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

Candycat said...

Great idea! Like you, I'm a bit puzzled as to how to use this new stuff but it's so fun, we've gotta have it!

Sue D said...

Great way to decorate envelopes.

Carla said...

Great ways to use the
washi tape for mail.
Carla from Utah

Dorina D said...

Such a very clever idea and I love how you used it on the front of the envelope too. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

Dana said...

Such great ideas Emily!

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