What would card making and paper projects be like without Washi tape? Washi tape is a card makers and crafters friend. Altenew has a wonderful collection of Washi tapes to select from- narrow, wide, geometric patterns, printed patterns, glittery. So many options. Adding a Washi tape accent provides an accent point to a card or paper project. I have covered a small wooden picture frame, used tape to create a mini-mixed media booklet and added to a small gift box. The possibilities are endless. I hope you are inspired by the cards and projects I have posted along with the posts and creations from my Altenew Educator’s colleagues. Be inspired and have fun!

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Ideas to Use Washi Tape in Your Creative Projects

Gold String Washi Tape

I created a box for one of the AECP lessons. The box is a simple white box that needed some dressing up. I stamped the checkered paper using the same stamp I used on the card. I added a strip of Altenew Gold String washi tape to the edges and wrapped it around the side of the box. I added some gold cording and a stamped sentiment tag. The upgraded box is now ready to add the finished cards.

Altenew Gold Embossing Powder , Leaf Canopy Stamp , Gold String Washi Tape

Adding the same Altenew String Washi tape to the bottom of the card coordinates the gold themed elements. The leaf canopy stamp was stamped on water color paper, gold embossing powder, painted and a curved scalloped die cut edge. Some paint splatters, a small word tag and gold thread accents coordinates all of the card elements to the card. I have used this stamp and die set for many different cards. One of my go to Altenew card making supplies.

Altnew Silver Glitter Wasi Tape

For this card, I added Altenew Silver glitter washi tape for each of the rounded corner Altenew rectangle dies. I inked each piece using Altenew pink ink cubes. Then I stamped an inked word in each layered section and then added a strip of silver glitter Washi tape. The four layered pieces were adhered to a white A2 card base. The silver glitter tape adds a visual accent to the card.

Altenew Poppy stamp, hello die and washi tape accent

Sometimes all you need is an accent to make the card elements come together. For this card, I stamped the Altenew poppy stamp several times to created a textured image. The hello Altenew die was cut from gold paper and layered to add visual and textural accent. Altenew wide String Washi tape was added to the left corner that coordinated all of the gold elements in the card.


Please check out the incredible projects and cards from Altenew Educator’s- Sande and Nandini. You will be inspired to add Washi Tape to your next card or paper project!

Sande Woodson (@sandespoema)

Nancy Souza (@espressoexpressions)

Nandini Karmarkar (@crown_focus)

Supplies and Materials

  • Altenew Washi Tape- Gold Thread, Silver Glitter
  • Altenew- Hello Die, Rounded Rectangle Layered set
  • Altenew Stamps- Leaf Canopy, Poppy, Flower and Sentiments
  • Altenew stencil- gradient dots
  • Inks- Altenew pink ink cubes, black,
  • Paper- white card stock, gold paper, checked pink paper, vellum
  • Embossing powder- white, gold



A brand new Altenew Blog Hop. It’s time to get creative. Join me and visit fellow Altenew Educator’s and their washi tape projects. Be inspired, win prizes and have fun.

Here are my Washi tape cards and projects. Please check out the creative projects from the other Altenew Educators. You will be inspired ! Here is the list- be inspired and have fun!

Altenew Card Blog

Norine Borys

Jaycee Gaspar

Erum Tasneem


Bridget Casey

Rebecca Sogn 

Colleen Balija

Katrina Howe

Irina Fonina

Natasha Davies

Amy Hill

Nancy Souza

Rachael Shedeed

Annemarie Caister 

Neha Aggarwal

Karen Brown

Nenette S. Madero 

Nandini Karmarkar

Sande Woodson 

Washi tape is such a versatile crafting/card making accessory for a variety of paper crafting projects. Here are a few examples that I have created for this Altenew Hop. I hope you are inspired to include Washi tape in your projects as well. My selects include cards, a mini mixed media tag booklet and a 5″ x 7″ wooden picture frame. Altenew has a wonderful collection of Washi tapes to select from so let’s get started! Here are my samples-

Washi Tape Paper Projects

I used a variety of Altenew Washi tapes- glittery gold and silver tape, wide black and white dot tape and wide gold string lines. Each type of Washi tape adds that special focal point for each project. Here is the what I did-

Inked background and gold Altenew washi tape stripe accents

I created the green background using Altenew green ink cubes to paint bold brush strokes for each section. A gold washi tape stripe was added to create sections. I splattered ink drops for accents. I stamped and die cut using Altenew stamps and rounded corner rectangle Altenew dies. A small punched gold star was added for accents. Simple and ready for any occasion.

Altenew pink inked tags and silver washi tape

Altenew rounded corner layered/ nesting dies for the card. Each tag was inked with a variety of Altenew pink ink cubes. I stamped a word in each tag using black ink and added a strip of Altenew silver washi tape. This created a different visual effect by adding the tags both horizontally and vertically to cover the A2 card front size. Easy way to use inks, die cuts and sparkly silver washi tape.

Layered roses and wide washi tape

This time I added the wide gold line Altenew washi tape as a focal point for the bottom of the card. The roses and leaves were stamped and die cut. I covered the bottom section of the A2 card front with the wide Altenew gold stripe washi tape. I die cut a rounded scalloped edge for the pink paper, stamped and die cut a word sentiment from an Altenew stamp set and some gold thread. I added the roses and leaves. Using the washi tape added another pattern that coordinated all of the pieces.

Washi tape was used to connect the panel pieces

This project was a mixed media tag booklet. I used a variety of Altenew stamps -mini medallion stamp, solid canopy leaf branch and embossed and word stamps. Each mini panel has a ink washed background, stamped and clear embossed canopy leaf branch, stamped medallion for each mini panel and mini word tags from white paper and added to each section. I used the wide black and white dot washi tape to tape each secion together. I like that the black and white dots add different visual interest to the mixed media tag booklet.

Repurposed wooden picture frame

This humble 5″ x7″ wooden picture frame got a face lift using the wide black and white dot washi tape. I wrapped the frame sides, the inside frame edge and towards the back of the frame. I mitered each corner as well. I added a piece of Altenew paper for the background piece. I created the word rectangle die using a stamp and die set from Altenew. The simple color combo- black, white and blue added the focal point of the frame. The frame has an easel stand in the back for display.

Altenew Materials and Supply List

  • Altenew Gold and Silver Glitter Tape
  • Altenew Dotted Wide Washi Tape
  • Altenew Gold String Washi Tape
  • Altenew stamp sets- Charmed Stamp Set, Smile and Hugs Stamp Set, Tie Dye Motifs Stamp Set, Halftone Smile Stamp and Die Sets, Canopy leaf stamp set, mini mandala stamp, layered rose stamp
  • Altenew patterned 12″ x 12″ paper
  • Altenew rounded corner rectangle die set
  • Altenew ink cubes- pink, purple, green
  • My Favorite Things banner dies
  • Ikea unpainted wooden picture frame