Here is a quick and easy way to make a DIY washi tape birthday card. Washi tape turns this printed birthday card into something fun, colorful and creative. My newest obsession is washi tape. I LOVE IT! I have been putting it on everything.
DIY Washi Tape Birthday Card
What is washi tape? First made in Japan, washi are designs printed on traditional Japanese rice paper and fabric. Now it is turned into a masking tape: washi + tape = washi tape! I am obsessed.
I have been covering everything with it.
Notebooks, pencils, cell phone, packages, presents…you can put it on anything. What’s so great about this tape is you can remove it, and it doesn’t leave a sticky residue. Perfect for crafters of all ages. And in my opinion, the more washi tape, the better!
Washi Tape Birthday Card Materials Needed
Birthday Card Printout – birthday-card-template
How to Make a Washi Tape Birthday Card
Step 1: Print birthday card on card stock. Cut out printed card and fold in half.
Step 2: Use a corner rounder to clip the bottom right corner both layers.
Step 3: Cut 18″ of bakers twine. Lay out flat on the table and tear off 5″ pieces of washi tape – fold over the string and stick to itself. Press the tape together with your fingers. Center the washi tape on the middle of the twine.
Step 4: Center the tape over the card to check placement. Push tape closer together to fit across the front of card if they end up being too far apart.
Step 5: Cut washi tape into flag shapes at the bottom. Trim to the length you like. If the flags are too long, trim again. Staple the baker’s twine on each side of the card.
Step 6: Your DIY washi tape birthday card is almost complete. Tie little bows on each side of the card and trim excess twine. Ta-Da. Your very own homemade washi tape birthday card. The finished dimensions of this card are 4″ x 6″.
How to get Washi Tape and What to do With It?
Washi tape has been around for a very long time in Japan. But here in the United States, it has sprung into popularity over the last few years. You can find washi tape here, or here, or at your local craft store. The most popular brand of washi tape is the original, MT. Named for Masking Tape. Need more inspiration view this washi tape blog for crafts you can complete quickly.
What is your favorite washi tape pattern?
I hope you enjoy making your washi tape card. Leave a comment below with what you cover with washi tape.
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