Washi Tape Valentine Card

 

Washi tape, washi tape… how do I love thee?  Let me count the ways!

Ok, but seriously, there are many reasons I love Washi Tape

  1. it’s fun

  2. it's pretty

  3. it's unique

And there are all sorts of crafts you can do with it.. I mean, come on, what is there NOT to love about washi tape, that is the real question here?

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Valentine’s day is creeping up, so I thought I’d share a simple wahi tape valentine card craft.

This craft is SUPER easy, all I used was:

  • blank white card from Michael's

  • Washi Tape

  • Scrapbook Paper

  • Pens for hand-lettering.

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This card is great for a special friend, coworker, teacher, or neighbor.  It would be great for just about anyone really..  I mean, come on…  who doesn’t like receiving a lovely homemade card, especially when it's made with washi tape?

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