For Valentines Day, I wanted to combine a few of my favourite things; washi tape, vintage postcards, and a bit of stitching on paper!
We had such a great day a few weekends ago at the #makewrapmingle afternoon we hosted with Zeena Shah. It was a crafting bonanza, with gift wrapping demonstrations from Geraldine from Little Big Bell, confetti crackers, secret envelope making and lots more! We also had lots of stunning hair braids and waves courtesy of Prettly.
This year I wanted a natural-looking advent calendar using these stylish black and white advent calendar tags, and I wanted to integrate my all-time favourite packaging, recycled packaging paper which I've saved from lots of Rifle Paper Co orders! It features on my Instagram often!
I've loved washi tape since I first discovered it on American craft blogs in 2009, and loved being one of the first washi tape UK stockists. I found some gift wrapping ideas from the Papermash archives and thought it would be fun to re-share. The top images is one of my favourite washi tape ideas ever! I've always loved collecting old books and ephemera and I was pretty pleased with this image using a band of white watercolour paper. A few other ideas include adding washi tape bows and bunting to brown paper, and making a letter or number (you need a letter with straight lines!)