Quick diy Christmas cards

December 11th 2011

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Christmas cards
diy Christmas cards

Two weeks today until Christmas! I spent a lazy Saturday evening, with Strictly on the telly and baked Camembert in the oven, making my cards and wrapping presents.

diy Christms cards
diy Christmas cards
diy Christmas cards
diy Christmas cards

The cards and tags are just basic shapes made from patterned washi tape and wrapping paper offcuts.

diy Christmas cards
diy Christmas cards

Here’s the best way to shape the washi tape: cut with a scalpel on a plastic board. It peels off quite easily for transfer onto the card.

diy Christmas cards
diy Christmas cards

Isn’t my Charley Harper birdie wrapping paper pretty? It’s on sale at Fred Aldous right now. All my other supplies were from there too (except the heart paper, which was from Daiso in San Fran), including MT patterned tape at the best prices I’ve seen. Yay Christmas!

Comments (14)

  • Angel Y.

    December 11th 2011 at 12:15 pm

    These cards look amazing! I love the things you can do with washi tape. These are extremely creative. Thanks so much for sharing.

  • Rosie

    December 11th 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Your presents look gorgeous, love the wrapping paper! I am beginning to regret opting for just brown paper this year as yours look so pretty, love the heart paper in particular.xx

  • Melizza

    December 11th 2011 at 12:35 pm

    What a creative way to use printed tape! The cards look beautiful.

  • emma

    December 12th 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Ok, so now I’m inspired! Love those cards.

  • siobhan

    December 12th 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Such pretty presents. Love your cards as well. I was planning to lino print mine this year but time has run out already! x

  • Stacy

    August 29th 2012 at 8:47 am

    Where do you buy the tape in London?

    1. Katie

      August 29th 2012 at 10:36 am

      I buy online at http://www.papermash.co.uk

  • Simon

    November 5th 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Hi Kate – these cards are great. You’ve nearly tempted me in to making my own cards this Christmas! You might find some handy bits for this kind of thing on our website – Love Craft.

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  • Clare

    October 26th 2018 at 8:04 pm

    Hi there
    Don’t you loose some of the sticky-ness once you peak it off cutting board?
    I really like this idea tho xx

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