Friday, June 28, 2013

Washi Week: A Few Extras.

As we wrap up this week of Washi Week projects I wanted to share a few extra photos/items with you from our Paper Crafts department where you can find our Washi Tape pieces (and the samples we have shared throughout the week).

Aisle 15 is where you can find our huge selection of Washi Tape rolls - we carry Washi Tape from multiple companies and of course each company also has numerous options when it comes to size, design, and colors.

If you're looking for a way to organize some of your Washi Tape rolls - this Washi Tape Dispenser from We R Memory Keeper is really great - and very popular too!

And finally, for some of those bigger Washi Tape projects, or when you want to cut your own shape or design out of a larger piece of Washi Tape - We R Memory Keepers also offers these 12x12 Washi Tape sheets. Or just trim out strips to create the look of the regular tape - but with the option of any size width you need.

Thanks again for join us for Washi Tape week here on the blog - I hope you have found some fun ideas and that you have a great time creating with Washi Tape! 

Washi Week: Friday.

Happy Friday!

And welcome to our last day of Washi Week projects. I hope you have enjoyed all of the Washi Tape projects we have shared this week! Of course we will continue to create fun new samples using Washi Tape so be sure to follow us on Pinterest or check out our Project section on our website for any new projects. 

In addition we also have a Washi Tape Pinterest board for additional ideas on how to use Washi Tape we find online - which you can find here.

Now onto today's projects. 

Washi Tape Jar - a couple pieces to the top of a jar, on a tag and some twine and you have a great container for your desk, a treat or to use for gifting:

Want to add a little color to your light switch plate? Why not add some Washi Tape and create this Washi Light Switch Cover:

You can also create a Washi Tape Paint Can very easily:

And finally, how fun and colorful is this Washi Tape Tumbler? Definitely one of my favorites of the week!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Washi Week: Thursday.

Our Washi Week projects today include some great home decor projects as well as a fun Washi Tape jewelry project too! As with our previous Washi Tape projects all of these projects are really so easy to complete as all you really need to do is stick down tape to the piece you are altering. Then just add a few embellishments and you have a completed piece.


Washi Tape Vase:

Washi Tape Candle & Jar:

Washi Tape Lamp Shade:

Washi Tape Letter Canvas: 


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Product Feature: Float Frames

In our Current Ad we have Square or Rectangular Float Frames on sale for only $7.98 (the white tag prices are $19.99-21.99) each!

You can find the frames - along with some project ideas and additional supplies on a front endcap in our Paints & Basics department.

Below I have also included images of some of the great new project ideas we have to share with you using the frames. You will also find a project sheet link for most of them which will take you to our website where you can find a full supply list and detailed project instructions.

Life is Beauty Full Float Frame:

Chalkboard Float Frame: just paint the frame and glass with Chalkboard paint and replace the ribbon with jute.

"Days Until..." Float Frame:

Happy Happy Float Frame:

So In Love Float Frame:

Washi Week: Wednesday.

 Washi Week Wednesday is here :)

Today's Washi Tape projects are all about gifting and how you can use Washi Tape to decorate any package, bag, box, or favor. These projects would work with any design or color of Washi Tape and the best part is that you only need a small amount of tape to add a lot to a package so you will have plenty left to use on another project - or just add your leftover tape to your wrapping supplies and have it handy whenever you have something to wrap.

This decorated bag would be great for a gift or a goodie. Washi Tape was added to the bag, a small tag, and the outer edge of a clothespin as an added touch.

You can also add Washi Tape to gift boxes - I especially love how Melissa added this tape to the box and the addition of the multi-colored twine is perfect!

You can also go with one color scheme of Washi Tape as we did here on the kraft colored gift box, and then find a matching flower or bow for the top.

And finally, why not wrap a clear tube with Washi Tape? This would be great filled with treats and used as a favor at your next birthday party, BBQ or baby shower!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Product Feature: Happy Camper line.

Today I wanted to share some of the great project ideas our designer Melissa came up with using the fun Happy Campers line from We R Memory Keepers. This is such a perfect line for documenting or creating projects for summer trips, time spend outside, at the lake, or camping. You can find all the paper line (and all the supplies to create the coordinating projects) on a back endcap in our Paper Crafts department.

Card & Layout ideas:


Welcome to the Lake Plaque:

Washi Week: Tuesday.

For today's Washi Tape Week projects I wanted to share you with you some paper crafting project ideas.

Washi Tape is easy to add to any paper crafting project and is great because you can find it in so many styles and colors - making it very easy to match whatever project you are working on.

A couple of projects Melissa created using Washi Tape on paper include:

A cute "Hi." card:


Oh Happy Day Layout:

And this Best Day Ever Layout where Melissa created these awesome scallop circle embellishments using Washi Tape and Enamel Dots:

Monday, June 24, 2013

Project Ideas: Stars & Stripes Glass Block

In addition to the Washi Tape projects, today I also wanted to share this fun Stars & Strips Glass Block with you. Perfect if you are looking for a fun piece to add to your home or outside entertaining area on the 4th of July this year - and would be fitting for the remainder of the month as well.

Created using a glass jar, lights, and pieces from the Doodlebug Stars and Stripes line - we have a project sheet with all the directions on how to put one together yourself on our website HERE.

Washi Week: Monday.

Hello. Happy Monday. And welcome to Washi Week!

I'm very excited to share some fun project ideas with you this week - which all use Washi Tape!

You can find all our Washi Tape in aisle 15 of our Paper Crafts department. Here you can also find the display below - which has most of our Washi Tape projects and project sheets for each of them too. Of course these are just a few project ideas you can use Washi on - it is also great to use with scrapbooking and card making and you can also find additional ideas on project ideas on our Washi Tape Pinterest Board.


Today I have a few memo/display board projects to share with you. 
 First, the adorable Best Friends magnetic board. A simple white magnetic board with Washi Tape added across the piece and then alpha stickers to add the title. The pink metal circle is perfect for a photo and already has magnets attached so you can easily display it on the memo board. You can find a project sheet for this project HERE.

Following the same basic idea of horizontal stripes with the Washi, you could also easily create this cute decorated clipboard.

And finally, using a metal sign, some Washi Tape and some clothespins, you can also create this little Washi Clothespin Note Center. You can find a project sheet for this project HERE.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Project Life!

You probably saw our posts at the end of last week on Facebook and Instagram, announcing that Project Life has arrived in store. Today I wanted to share a few more photos of the line and what is available here on the blog too. 

First, if you don't know about Project Life or want to learn more - the creator of the line Becky Higgins has a great product video on her website HERE.

You can find the Project Life products here at Crafts Direct in aisle 10. We have core kits for all seven of the lines available: Jade, Rain, Kraft, Cinnamon, Honey, Midnight, and Blush. These lines also have coordinating albums, album dividers, 12x12 paper packs, and 3x4" & 4x6" cardstock card.

To use in the albums we have six types of page protectors available - the set of 3 big envelopes, the small variety pack, and packages of Designs A, C, D & F.

If you looking for a smaller album/project - project life also comes as Mini Kits. We have four colors of the Mini Albums and all six of the Mini Kits. They come in the following styles: Baby Him, Baby Her, Holiday, Seasons, Wedding, and Childhood. 

Finally, we also have the set of 3 Project Life pens - that are perfect for journaling in your albums too!

Next week we will be sharing some layouts using the Project Life products from 5 different designers - so be sure to check back for some fun inspiration!