Scrapbook Layouts

10 Tips in 10 Minutes – Crate Paper Washi Paper

Hello everyone!

I’m sorry that my blog has been rather quiet for the last few weeks. Projects that WOW completely consumed my life! I’ve been working very long days, staying up until 3am and getting up at 7am… I have learnt A LOT about how much time it takes to put these things together. I thought I was quite well prepared and had plenty of time to finish off, but everything took at least 3 times longer than I thought it would. Ah well, I know better for next time! Thank you to everyone who took the class, I am very grateful for your support!

Today I want to share a video with you, which has been on the SJ Crafts blog here for a couple of weeks, but I just hadn’t had a spare minute to come and tell you all about it.

It’s the start of a new series I’m going to run – videos sharing 10 tips in 10 minutes. This first one is:

10 tips in 10 minutes with Crate Paper’s The Pier Washi Paper

Though lots of the tips would work with other washi papers or washi tapes too.

I used the washi paper to create this page:

Happy and Sandy

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(Supplies include The Pier ‘Sunscreen’ Paper, Summertime Cut Outs, Splash Cut Outs, Label Stickers, Mini Alphas, and Ephemera)

Before the washi paper was added, the page looked like this:


See how it gives it a lift?!

Here’s the video. Sorry the sound isn’t perfect on it but it’s the first ‘proper’ video I’ve made so I was still learning how to do it:

The video does go slightly over ten minutes because of the images I added for the ‘tip’ title pages. I also sped some of the video up – so you can watch ten tips in ten minutes but it might take you a little longer than 10 minutes to actually use all these ideas! Of course you can just choose a tip or two to add quickly to your next project.

I hope you enjoy it – let me know what you think! I used lots of The Pier collection on this page, I’m loving it for all my summery pictures. I will be sharing more The Pier projects soon.

If all goes to plan there will be one of these videos each month. I shall try to post future ones on the 10th of each month, to make it easy to know when they will be here! The next one will be here on the 10th of August, and will be 10 tips with American Crafts WOW glitters. Subscribe to My YouTube Channel if you don’t want to miss future videos! Are there any other videos you’d like to see from me?

I hope you’re having a sunshiny day! See you again soon,

Jennifer x