*GIVEAWAY CLOSED! Thanks to everyone for entering and congrats Kristin (@ktstitches)! You are the winner of this awesome book and should have received an email from me!*
Ooh, do I have a fun book to share with you today! My friend and incredible artist, Courtney Cerruti, has recently released her second book titled, Washi Tape: 101+ Ideas for Paper Crafts, Book Arts, Fashion, Decorating, Entertaining, and Party Fun! (affiliate link). I don’t really know anyone that doesn’t love washi tape and this book is full of fun, creative and beautiful ways to brighten your life with washi tape!
A little about the author, Courtney . . . she is a true artist and a maker extraordinaire. She’s the type of person that can take ordinary objects and turn them into something magnificent. She recognizes beauty everywhere and loves to document and share it on Instagram. Her first book, Playing with Image Transfers (affiliate link), is awesome and it’s absolutely no surprise that both books are gorgeous and jam packed with ideas to fill your every day life with art and creativity.
The book is separated into categories of washi tape projects such as, on paper, as decor, for kids, in the office, etc. There’s really an idea for every occasion.
The projects range from simple to intricate and subtle to stunning. I’ve already tried a few and it’s so addicting! I started with decorating a binder clip because there happened to be one laying on the desk in front of me. I love using it for party decor, card making and organizing too. And though there are already 101 ideas in this book, it’s really just the beginning. Pretty soon you’ll be finding your own ways to play with washi tape.
I love this quote on the back cover of the book. “The only wrong way to use washi tape is not to use it at all.” Sometimes I get caught up in saving the “nice stuff,” but then it just ends up sitting there on the shelf. This book inspired me to go a little crazy and create a big washi tape collage, and as I was working, Yuki wanted to join in. Of course, I felt protective of my washi tape and wanted to find something else for her to do. But she was so excited by the tape and why would I want to squelch her creativity!? So I let her go at it (ok, so I may have hidden some of the nicer rolls). And she had a great time making and I realized that it’s true – this tape is meant to be used! It’s meant to be seen and shared and enjoyed and that’s exactly what my daughter was doing. And besides, if I run out, it’s just an excuse to buy more! 😛
Anyways, this book is just plain fun. If you want to see more, check out this sweet trailer for the book. It would be the perfect gift (along with some washi tape, of course) or a great book to go through with your kids during summer vacation (I know we’re all looking for things to do)! So . . .
We’re giving away one copy of the book, Washi Tape: 101+ Ideas for Paper Crafts, Book Arts, Fashion, Decorating, Entertaining, and Party Fun! to a lucky reader! Read all the details below . . .
This giveaway is open to continental US residents only and washi tape is not included. The giveaway ends Friday, July 4th at 5pm PDT and the winner will be selected randomly and notified by email. Void where prohibitied.
Are you a big washi tape fan? If so, you can check out #101washitape on Instagram for some fun ideas OR share your own washi tape project pics!
Good luck and happy crafting!