Washi pleats!

Did you know that you can pleat washi tape? I tried it for the first time yesterday and I’m definitely going to to try it again! Check it out!

Thanks so much to the Studio Calico Washi Workshop for this awesome idea. Anyone reading this in class with me? Let me know so we can “meet” up. (Registration is now closed — sorry.)

And! I stamped the “big hugs” sentiment on washi tape — love how that turned out too! It was actually to hide a mistake — I wanted to stamp right on the card front but I botched it, oops. And another discovery: Archival Ink from Ranger stamps great on washi! yah!

And! The tape is from Target — thanks so much to a sweet friend who sent some to me. (Our Targets only have the blue and red packs and she was so kind to send some to this orange lover.) Thank you thank you!

If you’d like to go in search of some, the tape in the office supply aisle and is only $4 for 4 rolls — awesome!



24 Replies to “Washi pleats!”

  1. Look at that texture!!!! Absolutely love it. And orange was a great color choice.

  2. Ahhh! I love it, Lisa! How fun is that?!! I just picked up a couple of four packs myself – must try this – it looks awesome! Such a fun card! :)

  3. Melinda Abrahamson says:

    This card is great. I am taking the washi class with you :) and I think you have created an awesome representation of the pleating. I am dying to try this on the weekend.
    I love how vivid the orange tape looks. I’m inspired looking at this example.

  4. What a great new use for the washi tape that is sitting and waiting patiently for me to pay it some attention. *smile* Love that citrus-y orange! *smile*

  5. i just got some fun summery washi tapes and i am definitely going to try this, Lisa! How cute are those pleats…and the bright colors are certainly worthy of a big smile.

  6. Lisa this is such a gorgeous happy card! Love how you pleated the washi tape. Such a fun idea :)

  7. Oh Lisa, I love your ‘washi’ card. It is absolutely fabulous. I saw those tapes at my Target but they only had red, green and blue and I wasn’t impressed with it, but I love that orange and would of definitely bought that.

    I haven’t done the card part of this class yet, but did create a layout using the washi tape. You have inspired me to go do some pleating.

  8. Oh I ADORE this!!!!!

  9. The ruffles make the card so adorable. I love it!

  10. This is so gorgeous & such a great technique. Love the orange!

  11. Love what you did with the tapes, Lisa! I’ll be scurrying over to Target today to see what mine has! Thanks for the tip!

  12. Oh, I love the layers of ruffles!!!! I’m taking the class too, but haven’t played yet. Hopefully this afternoon I’m going to get some play time in, and trying this is tops on my list!!!

  13. Laura Jane says:

    Oh the PLEATS are so pretty!
    Great idea and thanks for the heads up at TARGET!

  14. barbara lassiter says:

    Love the pleating on this cute card. I definitely need to check out my Target store tomorrow for some Washi tape. Sad to say I don’t own any yet….the closest thing I have is tissue tape from Tim Holtz. I’m not sure what colors I’ll find but the orange is really neat!

  15. What a fun and sunny card, Lisa! I love the mix of washi tapes and the pleats look gorgeous!

  16. This is so fun and sweet!! I just love it :)

  17. Fabulous card Lisa! So bright and happy!

  18. this is so fun! love it!

  19. Barb Ghigliotty says:

    Hi Lisa ~ How CLEVER you are! I can’t wait to try this out with some of my Washi Tape…I really must stop hoarding it :-)

  20. You are washi-wonderful, Lisa! This is simply brilliant. I gotta try it – I have washi-phobia.

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