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Make Washi Tape Magnets – Super Joy Loves Her Super Friends Day GIVEAWAY

Hey Everyone!  Today is Super Joy Loves Her Super Friends Day (on the 14th of every month) so don’t miss the giveaway at the end of this post!  Thank you for being part of Joy’s Life!

Welcome to my fridge.  I made some Washi Magnets!

I haven’t cut magnets with my Cricut since I made my Cricut Vinylology DVD.  I forgot how much fun it is to make them!  In the DVD, I teach you how to cut magnet material after applying vinyl.  Today, I tried something different!  I covered some magnet material with Washi tape and cut it!  Fun!

That’s a photo of my first two babies when Super Husband and I graduated from college.  I got my undergrad and he got his Master’s degree.  Some people go to college, get married and have kids.  I got married, had kids and went to college.  It’s much easier when you do it in the first order.  LOL!  ~~ We have a word of the day calendar.  I kept chevron because of it’s popularity in crafting.  I thought the calendar was giving a crafty shout out. 😉

It’s fun to create with a variety of things.

Today I’m using my Cricut Expression 2, the Cricut Lite Cartridge – Bump in the Night cartridge (for the mustache), Washi Tape from Freckled Fawn, a few stamps from my Sweet Popsicle Puns stamp set and White Magnet Material.

Do you love mustache crafts?
I made some cute mustaches using the Cricut Lite Billionaire cartridge here and a Silhouette Cameo mustache project here.

This time, I cut the magnet material before adding washi tape.

I use the Cricut Deep Cut Blade Housingand set it to 6, pressure 5, speed 3 and multi cut 4 to cut magnet material.  That’s what works best for me.  After I removed the cut mustache, I added pink striped washi tape to it.  Using a craft knife, I cut around the mustache to trim the edges.  I decided that I prefer the way I show you next.

You can also tape the magnet material before cutting it.

Adding the Washi tape to the magnet material before cutting it is much easier.

Cutting Washi Taped Magnet Material

To cut magnet material that has washi tape already applied use the same settings I mentioned above.  One helpful hint about magnet material is that it is easiest to work with if it is flat.  If you buy the roll I link to in this post (which is the kind that I’m using) then it will come to you rolled up and in a box.  Unroll it and lay it flat with some heavy books on top of it.  After a few days, the magnet will be as flat as a pancake and ready to lay down on your mat.  YAY!  That’s what you want it to do. 😉  It’s hardly worth trying to cut rolled up magnet…just sayin’.

P.S.  Don’t have a Cricut?  Ya don’t need one to do this.  Just cut out shapes with scissors or a craft knife. 😉

Stamping on Washi Tape…a work in progress.

I had to give it a try…stamping on washi tape.  I used a white pigment ink.  The washi is sort of slick when it comes to stamping, so keep steady.  It turned out really cute with the stamping but I’m not sure how long it takes to dry.  One of mine made it all the way to the fridge with no problem.  I stuck my fingers all over the other one and the ink rubbed right off.  My ruling?  It’s worth a try but give it some long term drying time. 😉

I also used washi tape in this video.

Time for a Giveaway!!

Awesome!  Freckled Fawn.com has donated a $25 gift certificate to one winner.  YAY!  Just leave a comment telling me how you’d use washi tape in your crafty world.  I’ll announce the winner on this post on August 24, 2012.


JTrapp 2012/08/20 at 1:06 PM
Awesome… I love Washi tape and have even created my own stamping on masking tape and coloring…I can’t wait to try this as I have been wondering how to do this and just bought the deep blade! Yeah a new back to school project! TIA! God bless,

Good Luck and Happy Crafting!

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  1. I have all the supplies to make these and in the mood to craft! thanks for the tips on how to cut it. for some reason even though i have the deep cut blade i’m always nervous to cut things like this! I really want to do fabric soon so going to bit the bullet and go for magnets today! love the washi tape! thanks for such a cute idea that i’m about to scraplift =)

  2. I have never used Washi tape but I can definitely see myself using it on cards and crafts. And I love your idea of magnets. Such great prints.

  3. I have never used Washi Tape but with school starting just around the corner…I am thinking I can come up with something. Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway!!
    Pauline at Tinkertoys Dot Net

  4. ooh…ahhh…….I have to try some washi tape!! First I would use it in my journals, then use it to decorate some of those little wax paper gift bags, then some on my scrapbook pages, oh and now I have to make some of the adorable magnets….whew….lots of scrapping and crafts to do….so excited…Have to buy some of this tape!

  5. Can’t wait to try the new washi tape. I’d like to make bracelets or a gift box with them. The designs and colors are beautiful.

  6. What a fantastic idea! I LOVE washi tape and use it for everything. I’ll definitely take a peak at freckledfawn’s website. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Awesome… I love Washi tape and have even created my own stamping on masking tape and coloring…I can’t wait to try this as I have been wondering how to do this and just bought the deep blade! Yeah a new back to school project! TIA! God bless,

  8. I would love to win the Washi tape! I always find good excuses to get crafty with my little students. I love the magnet idea and I’m going to have to get some of the flat magnet sheets!
    Thanks, Joy!

  9. Love washi tape-I’ve used it on layouts, cards and in my smash books. Can’t get enough…

  10. I love this idea, so easy! I know exactly what I would do if I won. Since school is starting I want to make a chore chart with magnets. Each job, each kid would have magnets and we can mix and match. I am constantly forgetting which kid needs a job to do! Now I will probably have to make this even if I don’t win!

  11. I love washi tape. I have covered several composition notebooks for back to school gifts for the teachers! Thanks for your great ideas too!

  12. I would use this on cards…I like the magnet idea thanks for sharing that…I was thinking about using washi tape on picture frames to add some color to them, not sure how it would look, but it can’t hurt to try…Thanks for a chance to win…..

  13. What a great tutorial and idea! I am just learning about washi tape and I would use it on layouts and cards. I love the variety of colors and designs and the fact that it’s so versatile!

  14. This looks like a fun project and a great use for the tape. I would love to try some washi tape on cards! I’ve seen really cute ideas where people make flags and banners with washi tape!

  15. Thanks for the chance at winning this gift certificate!! I only have a few rolls of washi tape, but with your great ideas, I’m seeing more in my future! I would like to try applying it to a jar or glass candle holder to decorate it. Saw it somewhere, but can’t remember where, lol!

  16. I just started see the washi tape. Love the way that you used it. Hope that I win.
    Thanks for all the tips

  17. Love the magnets!!
    My mind is flooding with ideas for using it!!
    1) Modge podge cricut designs onto a small flower pot and use the tape for the edging on the top rim… use for pencil holders, loose change, odds-n-ends, teacher gifts, candy bar bouquets…
    2) Line the outer edges of canvas prints with washi tape rather than buying a frame (can also do a scrapbook page on a piece of styrofoam and like outer edges with the tape as a border)
    3) Scrapbook Scrapbook Scrapbook!!! Oh the possibilities!!
    4) Make a label out of scrapbook paper and attach to a cylinder candle via washi tape on the top and bottom edges… weddings, birthays, etc!!

  18. Oh oh oh!!!
    Just checked out the site!!
    Vintage alphabet for a little flower pot for a teacher gift?? I think so!!

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