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Come and hop along with us for a blog hop with Scrapbook Steals! I think you will find some awesome scrapbooking ideas along the way! Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a 20$ gift code to ScrapbookSteals.com!

Today my projects for the Scrapbook Steals blog hop are showcasing the cool new washi tape paper by We R Memory Keepers! This paper is just like washi tape -- translucent, repositionable -- and is paper-backed. So unlike regular washi tape that you peel from a roll, this washi tape paper comes on a 12x12 sheet that can be cut, torn, punched, etc, and then peeled off of the paper backing, and stuck onto your project. So cool, and so easy 

I used orange and brown WRMK washi paper to make a autumn decor set. Three frames, an embellished pumpkin, and a garland.

I started this set by making a cute little acorn piece in a white frame. I freehand cut the acorn bottom from brown quatrefoil washi paper, and then cut the top from the orange fan washi paper. I applied the washi shapes directly to the front glass in the frame, and slipped an old book page in behind the glass to create a simple, neutral background. I love this piece! It was so simple and so easy to make, and added such a fun bit of autumnal colour and imagery to our house. 
And, when the season is over I can just peel the washi pieces off of the front of the frame and can re-use the frame for another project. Maybe a tree, star, or snowflake for the winter holiday season?

I wanted a simple greeting to fit inside a second white frame, because I planned on putting these fall decor pieces near my front door. And what is more friendly than saying hello? Like the acorn frame, the washi pieces are applied to the front of the glass, and the book pages behind. So this frame too can be easily reused for another project! I can totally see keeping a small stash of washi paper on hand and just swapping out the phrases and imagery for all of the seasons and holidays over the upcoming year!
To keep this feeling like fall, I used a flat leaf as the O in the word hello. I freehand cut the letters and leaf from the washi paper. I first figured out how tall I wanted the letters to be, and then cut a strip of washi paper to that height, and trimmed it to the length of the frame. Then when I freehand cut out the letters, I knew they would all be the same height and fit in the frame. No measuring, ruled lines, or needing to re-cut and try again!

 Pumpkins don't just have to be for Hallowe'en! I turned this leftover faux Halloween pumpkin into a pretty fall pumpkin by punching out washi paper polka dots and applying directly to the surface. Super easy, and super cute! I topped the pumpkin with a dictionary page bow so it would co-ordinate with the frames in the set.
If I want to use this pumpkin again next year for Halloween, I can easily remove the washi paper polka dots. How cute would this be decorated with washi tape letters that say boo, or maybe a cat, cut from black washi paper?

This large frame originally had a really ugly print of some ducks in it. I just papered right over those ugly ducks with dictionary pages, and painted the frame white. I cut pennants from orange washi paper and applied them directly to the paper, this time. I think this would be super cute in a little boy's room... or a little girl's room!
I already have a plan on what I am going to do with this frame next to take advantage of the wonderful removable properties of the washi tape... hmmm.... 

This paper garland was made from dictionary pages twisted into a vine and embellished with paper leaves. I covered some of the leaves with washi paper to add just a touch of colour. I love how the brown washi paper really stands out against those wonderful dictionary pages. 
This garland looks great laid out on our entry way trunk, and also looks really awesome along the top of our bookshelf! I am also thinking it would be a very cool alternative to a runner on a Thanksgiving table or buffet.

Thank you so much for hopping along with Scrapbook Steals and stopping in today! I am really excited about We R Memory Keepers adhesive washi sheets and all of the great project possibilities. I was very impressed at how easy this tape paper is to work with -- it goes on smoothly, sticks well, and best of all, I did not become a tangled up sticky mess! 

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49 comments:

Kristy said...

Your pumpkin is soooooo cute! Ack! I can't wait to get my washi sheets!!!!

krafting kelly said...

Love the fall decor! The polka-dotted pumpkin is my favorite. :) Such versatility from these washi sheets!

Kerys said...

Super cute! I love the fall themed projects! Great inspiration - thank you :-)

Natalie said...

the decor is great! lots of great ideas and inspiration!

Linda said...

cute projects! loving your acorn! thanks for sharing!

Erica B. said...

I love how the washi looks against the newsprint and the pumpkin!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great decor pieces! I really love the frame with teh banner, very cool!

Sue D said...

Lovely Autumn decor!

Mistylynn said...

Love love love it! The acorn is the best!

Toneisha B. said...

Wow...this is really creative! Cute projects!

Shawna said...

Love your projects! That pumpkin is especially adorable.

Brett said...

I love these projects! Great work!

Karen (karey2005) said...

I love how you used washi tape to decorate your pumpkin! Who-da-thunk?! Very clever!

senoritaml said...

Cute projects!

paperANDi - Stephanie said...

Super adorable projects! They look wonderful together!!

Gail said...

LOVE IT!! I can't even pick a favorite, because all of your projects are awesome... and together as a set of fall themed decor?? Well, I am in awe!! and now have to go buy the washi sheets.... :)

Melissa D. said...

Great fall decor! Love that look against the newsprint! Wonderful ideas!!

Flo said...

The decor projects are wonderful. I love that dotted pumpkin.

Kelly M said...

Love all your cute frames! Great job!

Betsy B. said...

LOVE them all!!!

Georgie Horn said...

love what you've done with your washbi sheets!

Cristine said...

These are wonderful projects! I love all of the fall decorations.

Cathryn said...

LOVE that pumpkin!!! Such a fun way to decorate it!!! And beautiful fall art!!! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!!!

Karey said...

It is sooo fun to create home decor projects!

Andrea Eason said...

Love the garland!

Julie Odil said...

What great Fall home decor projects. I could never cut an acorn freehand and have it look like that!

Lori said...

banners are a great idea!

Brittany said...

SOOOO stinkin' cute! I must make a pumpkin like that next year!

lindanell said...

I always love banners. Great ideas.

Diane Reza said...

I have so much inspiration after my blog hopping. Thank you for sharing!

Michele Duffy said...

Fun fall decor ideas!

vanessa said...

My goodness.... I love the decor and pumpkin! You are so creative!

Amy said...

Love all your fall home decor projects! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Cynthia B. said...

Oh, I do love washi tape, and now I can see all the possibilities with the washi sheets! Very cool product from WRMK, and love how you've used them for your projects here!

Margie said...

I love your projects!! Just gorgeous!

Dil said...

loving the ideas!

MomLovesDeals said...

I love the idea of using book pages as a backdrop/paper. :)

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

WOW! This is awesome! I love that little bow on the pumpkin hehehehe! And those awesome leaves! Love it all! Thanks!

Deborah Johnson said...

The fall decor projects are a-dor-able!

minousha said...

Absolutely love the pumpkin!! Can't wait to try using it!!!!

sandyh50 said...

These are wonderful fall projects!

Staci said...

Such fun fall projects! Thank you for sharing!

Kelly said...

Ohhh what fun fall decor with the washi sheets! You rocked the designs and love that pumpkin!! :)

Bella's mama said...

The pumpkin is awesome. Such a great idea.

SandiB said...

Love your fall projects using the washi sheets. Thanks for sharing them with us.

ajmaluck said...

Your Halloween projects are beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.

Heather said...

Fun idea for the pumpkin!

Shirley said...

That decorated pumpkin is cute! Hadn't thought of doing a non-paper project . . . :)

Robin Jones said...

these were so much fun... sorry I was late :)
--Robin