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Thursday
Sep082011

Monster Fun: New Party Invites in my Etsy Shop

Just finished Tex's Monster Party invite and couldn't wait to put the design into my etsy shop. I especially like the backer. I've also ordered custom envelopes and treat bag stickers for his party! I'm using a new printing company and want to see what they can do. Will post photos when the invites, etc.arrive.

Wednesday
Nov102010

Cookies and Washi Tape

What, you don't host a cookie swap every year? Well, now you can with this party invitation that will be available for purchase very soon on IndigoPrints.com. The pink striped ribbon was inspired by my latest craft obsession: washi tape. Washi tape is a masking tape made out of japanese washi paper. It comes in a delightful variety of solids, stripes, dots, abstracts and animals. Some of it is slightly transparent, all of it is beautiful.

I tend to have a problem with craft supplies. There is a storage area in our basement devoted almost entirely to stamps, ink, grommets, paper, various cutting implements, needle felting supplies, knitting needles, a sewing machine and many many fat quarters and assorted ephemera of every shape and size including about a zillion buttons. Very little of these have seen the light of day since I became a mother over 5 years ago and for the most part my artsy side has been carried out using a screen and mouse.

I've been pretty sort-of OK about not accumulating too much more stuff, but I have a feeling that I might NEED more washi tape. . .

I got mine on etsy from prettytape and I would recommend the shop. My tape arrived quickly and, as you might imagine, very prettily packaged.

These stores also sell washi: cute tape, happy tape, and wonderland room.

I'm pretty sure any respectably crafty person on your gift list would flip over a pretty package of washi!

I am pleased to note that I am not the only person with no self control in regards to washi. Jordan Ferney, stylist extraordinaire, writes the great blog, "Oh Happy Day" and just confessed to her obsession with washi (and stickers, stamps, paper. . .).