I shared this project a few weeks ago over at Saved By Love Creations. Last month, I showed you an easy tutorial on how to use Cricut Craft Room… today we are going to utilize those skills and put together a fun die-cut sign that incorporates one of my favorite crafting materials… WASHI TAPE!
Cricut Craft Room
(1) 8×10 sheet of recycled card stock
(1) 8×10 sheet of card stock
variety of washi tape
First step, design your cut-out for your sign. I wanted to make a sign essentially saying goodbye to summer and greeting fall! This is what my creation looked like in Cricut Craft Room. I used the Designer’s Calendar script font for both “goodbye” and “hello”. I used Designer’s Calendar basic font for “summer” and “fall”. I found shadow of the pumpkin in Designer’s Calendar and grabbed the fish from Life is a Beach cartridge. I scaled my cut-out so that it would fit perfectly on one 8×10 sheet of card stock.
Once your cut-out is designed, it is time to cut it out using your Cricut.
This is what it looked like while it was being cut out.
Using a spatula, carefully peel the card stock off the mat.
This is what it looked like once it was pulled off the mat. I decided to keep the letters since you never know when you might be able to use the letters!
Next up, time to grab your washi tape and a piece of card stock that you’ll adhere all that washi tape, too.
I lined up the two pieces of card stock and light traced around the bottom layer. This will act as a guide when I begin to apply the washi tape to the piece of paper.
I started at the top with the fish.
All three fish are complete. It might not look like much, but once you put the top layer over the tape it will look fantastic!
After completing the fish I realized I should probably erase the pencil marks as I go. Some of the tapes can be transparent and the last thing I wan to see is pencil markings.
Added the red and white striped to the “goodbye”.
Next up, add another layer of washi tape to the bottom card stock. This will be for the word “summer”.
You’ll notice that the yellow and red polka dot tape started to go into the “L’s” from “hello”.
Time to do intricate cutting so that the yellow and red polka dot tape doesn’t show through.
Add a few rows of purple patterned washi tape!
On to another layer…
Last up the pumpkin!
This is what my sheet looked like after I was done. If the top layer wasn’t over it you would think someone was just having fun with washi tape.
Double check to make sure everything lines up.
I then placed a few pieces of double sided tape on to the blank areas of the bottom card stock. This will help keep the two pieces of card stock together.
Place your washi tape sign in a frame, display, and enjoy!
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