November 26, 2022


I realize that Washi Tape isn't as in vogue -- at least at Stampin' Up! -- as it was in the recent past, although you can find it in stores and online everywhere. But it is still a very valid art supply and can be used in a plethora of ways.

Admittedly I don't always use it as often as I used to, but occasionally I do grab it for a project, and have lots of fun with it while I am working on the project.

One wonderful way to use Washi Tapes is to "decorate" an ornament as I did in the photo below.

A closeup of the ornament on my card. Isn't it fun? 
And you can create an infinate array of variations!

To make a viable ornament, start out with a template. I used an ornament-shaped die on a piece of cardstock.

The next step is to build a background for your ornament by lining up strips of various Washi Tapes on a piece of scrap cardstock that is larger than the ornament template.

You can make sure you like the design by placing the template over your strips. If it's a good look, you use the same die on a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of light-colored cardstock. 

Because I thought this large piece of cardstock could use a bit more zip, I embossed it with the Subtle Embossing Folder.

Here is a tutorial on how to make a card similar to this.

Very Vanilla cardstock
Gold Metallic cardstock

Die Cutting/Embossing Machine
A die of a larger size ornament
Seasonal word die
An embossing folder to give a little interest to the die layer of cardstock
Various Washi Tapes
Gold Cord
Stampin' Dimensionals
Glue Dots

Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Very Vanilla cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.

Take a piece of the same cardstock that measures 4" x 5 1/4" and run it through your die cutting machine with the ornament die about an inch from the top. After cutting out the ornament, run it through the Embossing Machine inside the Subtle Embossing Folder.

The next step will be done on a scrap piece of white cardstock that measures 2 1/2" x 3". From a selection of Washi Tapes, choose a combination that you would like to use for your ornamemmt. With the chosen tapes, starting at the top of the scrap piece, cover the entire piece with tape, butting them tightly to each other, until the entire piece of scrap is filled. Either wrap the ends of the tapes to the back or snip them off at the edges.

Place the taped piece onto the card front. Once you have the ornament where you need it to show through the ornament diecut, adhere it in place onto the card front.

Add the embossed piece to the card base with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Tie a piece of gold cord into a bow and add it to the top of the ornament with a Glue Dot. You may have to scrunch the Glue Dot a bit so it doesn't show.

From gold metallic cardstock, cut your seasonal word of choice. Using tiny drops of glue, adhere the word to the card underneath the ornament.


Shoot for the moon. 
Even if you miss it, you will land among the stars.
- Les Brown -




  1. That is lovely! I rarely think to use my washi tape but I do have lots of rolls of it.

    1. Thanks, Joanne! Me too! We MUST remember to haul it out more often.

  2. These are beautiful cards!
    Thanks so much for sharing at

  3. I love washi tape! For someone like me who has no artistic talent, it's an easy way to create a craft that looks attractive. Your card turned out beautifully. Thank you for sharing this post in the Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 43.

    1. Thank you, Carol! Yes, washi tape is a really fun medium!

  4. Gorgeous Linda! You've inspired me to get some washi tape from my craft bin. Thank you!

    1. Thank you, Denise! And I'm so thrilled that I was able to inspire you! Have fun with that washi tape!

  5. Your card is very pretty and snazzy looking! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty.