“Washi Tape Crafts” by Amy Anderson

Seems everything Amy Anderson touches turns to gold. Not only is she the dynamo behind the popular Mod Podge Rocks blog, but her other blog, Washi Tape Crafts is chock full of fantastic ideas and projects. And I think it would be safe to say that I’m a little bit washi tape obsessed. Here is my current tape organizer, a vintage hardware bin carousel.Cathe-Holden-Washi-Tape-BinOf course collecting washi tape isn’t nearly as fun as crafting with washi tape. I use it in so many ways around my studio in crafts and decor. Lucky for us Amy has designed and compiled from other crafters over 100 wonderful washi tape projects into a chunky little book, Washi Tape Crafts, filled with over 100 step-by-step projects, each with full-color photographs.Cathe-Holden-Washi-Tape-Crafts-Review-01And did you notice?…IT COMES WITH ROLLS OF WASHI TAPE!

Chapters in the book include Tools & Techniques, Goods & Gifts, Home Decor, Jewelry & Fashion, Holidays & Celebrations, and Just For Fun. Here are a couple of my favorite projects in the book:

The Decorated Keyboard. This is way too much fun. Though my MacBook Pro has dark keys, this will still work great on my desktop computer’s keyboard. It could happen! Cathe-Holden-Washi-Tape-Crafts-Review-03And this- a brilliant washi tape Cross Stitch Canvas by Kathy Beymer of Merriment Design. This project comes complete with a chart for reproducing this for yourself. Imagine the possibilities of cross-stitching with washi tape, whether the rose design featured or one of your own favorites.Cathe-Holden-Washi-Tape-Crafts-Review-02Ooooh and lookie here…. my Washi Brooch Bouquet!Cathe-Holden-Washi-Tape-Crafts-BroochI’ve been crafting and instructing these washi tape 3D flowers for a couple years now and still really enjoy crafting them for decor and wear. You can still access my original Washi Tape Flowers instructions.Cathe-Holden-Washi-Tape-Crafts-FlowersWhat is your favorite washi tape project to date? Snag up Amy’s book, Washi Tape Crafts, to discover many new ideas, more than you could have ever imagined.

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Make It Vintage Advent Spool Rack Feature

miv_fall-winter15 1The Winter 2015 Make It Vintage magazine has hit the shelves and it features one of my favorite holiday projects- the spool advent calendar.Cathe-Holden-Advent-Spools-featureThis issue is busting with so many adorable and creative DIY holiday projects- serious bang for the buck! You can find the full instructions for my project on page 95 and photocopy the label designs from the template section of the magazine. Advent calendar crafts are best finished and ready to display by December 1, so don’t delay!Cathe-Holden-Advent-SpoolsThis project was first published in a post on my blog in 2009 where you can still access additional label files and photo directions: LINK. You can also create fun advent spool kits for other families with free downloads and directions from another past post: LINK. Enjoy!

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Inspired Barn Video + Kit Series Online NOW!

It’s been loads of exciting work and a long time coming, and I am so proud to finally announce that my entire Inspired Barn Video + Kit series is now available online.Cathe-Holden-Inspired-Barn-Video-Kits
There are six projects total and each can be purchased as individual videos for $9.99, or as as full DVD video set (pre-order) for $24.99. Most of the projects have accompanying kits that you can also purchase. Cathe-Holden-Inspired-Barn-VideosIn each video I go over the tools and materials needed to create the project we will be working on.Tools-IB-CHEvery video was filmed right here on site at my barn studio. I share loads of fun techniques you will really enjoy learning and using in many future projects of your own, as well as some of my favorite craft supplies and tools. I even designed vintage-style custom stencils for three of the project kits and four of them come with access to fabulous digital download graphics.Cathe-Holden-Inspired-Barn-VideoI hope you will visit the Interweave Store to learn more about my series. I hope you’ll share the news of release of these products with your social circles knowing just how much your support means to me. I can’t wait to hear what you think of my videos!

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