Monday, May 5, 2014

NSD at Studio Calico

I've always loved the National Scrapbooking Day Crops at Studio Calico - long before I was ever on the Creative Team. So there was no way I was going to miss out on taking part in the festivities this year!

Basically the Creative Team was offered the bunch of challenges and asked if we wanted to take part, and which one we wanted to do. Given that they were all fun and exciting I said I would take any one of them, and was thrilled to be asked to take part in the washi tape challenge issued by Celine.

I'm sure there's many of you who'll admit to having quite the stash of washi. When I counted up my washi rolls during the last Studio Calico crop I found out for the first time that I owned over 50 of them! Eeekkk! Although that ended up being nothing in comparison to the 'winner' who admitted to over 300!! I'm wondering how many you have? Do you even know?

But for the challenge we're only asking you to use 3. In fact, it doesn't even necessarily say you need to use 3 different washi tapes. The challenge is just to use washi in 3 different ways. I guess you can interpret that however you like. For my sample layout here I ended up doing both. Meaning I used 3 different washi tapes in 3 different ways.

I used the pink ampersand washi just as you would expect - underneath the photo and in my embellishment clusters. It becomes just like any other layer. But it was the other two where I went a bit more 'technique-y'. The gold washi was snipped into squares, the edges folded down, and ran along my page like a flag border. And it might not be obvious at first but the navy title is actually made of washi tape too. I simply laid strips of it down onto plain paper and then ran it through my Silhouette to cut the words. Easy as that!

The 6 different Studio Calico challenges run until Friday, so there's still plenty of time to enter. Perhaps I'll see you over there? Although if you're anything like me, you might not have had time to actually do any scrapping.. and that's ok. What I have done is make sure I got my hands on the limited edition Studio Calico special release NSD Kit. The scrapping can come later ;-)



  1., that is a GREAT way to use the washi...through your silly machine.....thanks for that idea:):) love your page...that's a wonderful photo, too:):) I didn't do anything much....I meant to, but it just didn't turn out that way:/!!!!

  2. Great page, beautiful photo and great ways to use Washi tape! : ) Looove Washi tape!

  3. Oh wow Natalie this page is absolutely amazing, so many elements and patterns, yet the gorgeous photo of your still stands on it's own!

  4. Gorgeous work and lovely photo of you. I have about 20 washi tapes. I sometimes forget I have them though so should probably use them more. It's good to see some different ways of using them.


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