Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Domesticraft Washi Tape Organization Wall of Wonder!

READY . . . SET . . . SWOON!
I'm going to change my career path again and fly all over the world making Washi Tape Organization Wall of Wonders for all the blah walls everywhere!  I know, I know . . . keep my "day job".  ;)  How fun would that be though, who would be my assistant, any takers?
I LOVE how it turned out & I am sooooo happy with it!  Let me tell you a little about it, although the photos really say it all. 

It has 36 squares, of which I used 4" x 4" squares cut from 12" x 12" designer scrapbook paper and a sheet of dsp with some cute journaling cards ready to cut.  So cut I did!  I used a total of 3 sheets, which is like a grain of sand in my paper "collection".    Now I know a month has less than 36 days and more than 6 days in a week.  The extra month squares are just that.  Extras that I can do whatever I want with or nothing at all.  They can be like filler cards in a Project Life album! ;)
I was determined not to let this fugly plugly deter me from my mission.  It had to stay, as the the kitchen is only outfitted with two outlets and they are both crucial to my crafting and cooking adventures!! 

The missing day of the week is Sunday and it's really not missing.  It's a "free" day.  (Yay, free day!)  Nothing work-like scheduled.  This can be my "play day" and when the shop takes off from all my hard work and the help of all my online and offline friends (and you really are helpful & I thank you!), I'll take more "play days" (hubs says . . . Yay, play days!)  Aren't those scrabble tiles cute?  I hot glued those puppies right on the painter's tape!


Oops,  I forgot to tell you that I used painter's tape in the project.  The blue grid is painter's tape. Yep, I kinda cheated, but whatever, it's still cute!  I figured it was more durable and would stick probably forever, or until I change it.  But I don't think I will.  I'll change the whole look of it with different folders and designer paper choices or dsp as we shall now refer to it as.  I know it will evolve too.  Oh, and that's a little chalkboard I got at a thrift shop a

long time ago and cuted up with washi tape too!  The clock is a retro knock-off but it's red, nuff said. ;)  You'll notice that I have 7 clipboards.  I thought 7 days of the week, hmmmm . . . but nope, too "everyone would do that".   I think I will use them for giveaways/challenges & freebies, craft/diy projects & tutorials, photography projects, collaborations, classes/courses (giving & taking), designer gigs and marketing and promotion ideas Yep, that's seven, 7! 

Okay, I've got a handle on this part of my NEW YEAR organization makeover! A big check mark in my planner for this!  WAIT!  I don't have my planner done yet!  Well, Super Cara to the rescue!!  I've accepted her challenge to attend her "Practically Perfect Planner" class. Here's what she has to say,  'If you find yourself not using your pretty journals, planners and books, it's not because you aren't a journaller or planner. It's because the book is not set up the way you journal or plan. So go ahead and alter it!'  I'm very excited and would totally encourage you to do the same!  In case you have forgotten, Cara is the blogger aka super crafty designer paper lover friend and younger twin of mine.  Way younger. :)  Read this blogpost to refresh your your memory!  Go find her at The Hooting Pirate to sign up for this free class RIGHT NOW!  It's starts on Friday and it's FREE!!  Go . . .go. . .go . . go!!!

So, that planner is going to be ready to roll and do a blog post about in the next two weeks (ISH)!!  I'll keep you posted on that post! hahaha  
















That's all, my friend!  I can't wait to hear what you think of it! Got any tips for me?  This wall is so flexible and easy to change! 

Thanks for visiting!  Oh yeah, don't forget Domesticraft loves . . . SATURDAY SHOUT-OUT this coming Saturday!  Are you enjoying this new feature?  I am having so much fun with it!  I do so hope you are too!

CRAFT HAPPY!




XOXOXO

36 comments:

  1. Nancy I love this your photography is great too.. I can't wait to see your planner as well..
    Oh and you already know I'm going to give this wall cover a go!

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    1. Hi, Jane love!

      You MUST post photos when you're done, I would love to see it!

      Now, back to my planner! Thanks for popping in dear!

      CRAFT HAPPY!

      NANCY
      xoxoxo

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    1. Hi, Vivayne!

      I know, right? It just came to me! It can mean so many things!! ;)

      CRAFT HAPPY!

      NANCY
      xoxoxo

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  3. The wall looks great! I really like the little switchplate. Any chance you'll be showing us how you use this guy as the months go on?

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    1. Hey Jenny!

      Thanks! I have a thing about boring switchplates. They are like little mini canvases, begging me to do something to help them.

      And yes, I will totally keep you apprised of my progress on the Washi Wall of Wonder! Thanks for asking! ;)

      CRAFT HAPPY!

      NANCY
      xoxoxo

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  4. Super cute, Nancy!

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    1. Hi Sweet Lorraine!

      Thanks, girlfriend! I'm super excited about using it too! You know how I love me some cute! :)

      CRAFT HAPPY!

      NANCY
      xoxoxo

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  5. Not even the outlet cover is safe from Washi madness!! Love this wall Nancy. You are so creative <3

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    1. Thanks, Red!

      No, nothing is safe . . . I do however have boundries. You'll soon find out! I think my next "home" project will be the blinds in my studio/kitchen. They are directly to the left of the Washi Tape Organization Wall of Wonder! They are the vertical type. I was thinking to run a strip along the edge that is facing outward when the blinds are open and then when closed, it lays flat with the edge on the left. So when it is open, it will show on either side a bit and then when closed just on the left. Did even make sense. Just one strip folded in half over the edge of the blind. There. Now, I'll have to do it for sure!

      CRAFT HAPPY!

      NANCY
      xoxoxo

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  6. You have inspired me to create a pinboard dedicated to Washi Madness!!

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    1. Richelle,

      I'm so excited! You know what I did to my pinboard? I took a big plain red t-shirt and cut it to the size of my board. I stuck it on with those multi-colored everday thumbtacks. I have it in my living room and use it as an inspiration board rather than an organization board. Gives me my needed "pop" of red . . . other than you, of course. ;)

      CRAFT HAPPY!

      NANCY
      xoxoxo

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  7. It looks very organized. How long did it take you to do? I especially love the cord and light switch cover..clever!

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    1. Hi, Samura!

      Thanks for the lovely compliments!

      The planning took longer than the actual. ;) that took about two hours with half of that lost in the wonderland that is Pinterest! ♡

      Then about an hour and a half to make the grid, cord & outlet cover, cut the paper and drill for the clip boards, etc., so I'm going to say 3 just to be safe.

      Totally awesome investment of my time, I feel. And pretty darn economical too!

      If you have any other questions, just holler!

      CRAFT HAPPY!

      NANCY
      XOXOXO

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  8. Come to my house and do this for me! That is awesome! I can not measure. I can't really. And straight is not in my vocabulary. EVERY picture in my house is crooked, so you can see I need help. LOTS of help And I have paper. Maybe not as much as you. But I have some- and washi. That is a fantastic wall and I am sure brings so much color your kitchen. In fact, I am not sure I saw this wall when I got to visit you. There was a wall? (The planner class is FREE? I love that price!)

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    1. Dana!

      Let's set up a date and do it! Isn't it fun? I'll be happy to help you out! Yep, you are going to love Cara's class!

      CRAFT HAPPY!

      NANCY
      xoxoxo

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  9. Oh, this so good, this is so so so good. I can't even... I don't... I can't... ...sigh... Put the kettle on, I'll be right over!!

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    1. Bonjour Cara!

      Wouldn't that be awesome?!! I would love that pretty hard!! One day, In sha Allah!

      CRAFT HAPPY!

      NANCY
      xoxoxo

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  10. Ma sha Allah I love this, so many awesome uses for this tape. I love it, thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you, Kalimah!

      This was so, seriously fun, I really do think I could do this for a living!! ;) Are you going to make one too, In sha Allah? It would be perfect for organizing your sewing business. Ma sha Allah, I am so in love with mine!!

      CRAFT HAPPY!

      NANCY
      xoxoxo

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  11. Your wall is so inspiring! I have loads of scrapbook paper too--more than I could use in 2 lifetimes. :)

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    1. Hi, Sage!

      Just finding this lovely comment in my spam folder! I hope you didn't feel slighted. ;) So what exactly do you do with all that paper? Making this wall was lots of fun and sooooo helpful. Thanks for stopping by! ♡

      CRAFT HAPPY!

      NANCY
      xoxoxo

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  12. What?! I'm loving this wall, loving the washi tape. I must go and buy some right away. I have a huge empty wall in my kitchen that needs some serious love. I'm loving this fun and funky organization, thanks for inspiring me.

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  13. Hey, Patricia!

    I know! Isn't it fun?! I would love to see what you do with yours! This could be adapted to use as a kid's chore chart too! Hmmm., what else?

    CRAFT HAPPY!

    Nancy
    xoxoxo

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    1. Thanks so much! So are you hooked now? ♡

      CRAFT HAPPY!

      NANCY
      xoxoxo

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  15. Luving it ALL!!!! Quick question....Do you have a favorite BRAND of washi tape you buy? i bought a certain brand & it didn't stick. It was my 1st washi tape purchase & bought the only brand Walgreens had. I was soooo sad

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    1. Hi Trish!

      I do not have a fave brand, only fave patterns. I've only come across one lame one and I think it was prob just a bad batch. I've not purchased any from Walgreens either. So, all that being said, maybe stick to the craft stores and get it on sale/clearance and/or with a coupon.

      I am so sorry for your first washi experience being a sucky one. It's not the norm, hang in there grasshopper. ;) Be brave. ♡

      CRAFT HAPPY
      XOXOXO

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  16. Epic! I love it! I have never used washi tape, but I'm getting the idea the possibilities are plenty. :)

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    1. Salaams, Sakeenah!

      Very cool, huh, Sis! So what do you think you might try first? Oh, make sure you read the advice above!

      Thanks for stopping by, Sis!

      CRAFT HAPPY!

      NANCY
      XOXOXO

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  17. I'm totally loven the light switch cover! I just might do this with the kiddos, Inshalah. The wall is gorgeous too. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Thanks, Jamila!

    I love doing the covers, it's so easy! I like using pretty paper and DIY mod podge almost as much!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    CRAFT HAPPY!

    NANCY
    XOXOXO

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    1. Hi, Monique!

      It was seriously fun! Thanks for poppin' in!! :)

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  20. It looks like you had sooo much fun make all that cuteness! Congrats again on your magazine gig <3

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    1. Salaams, Sajatha!

      I really did! Thanks so much for your support and and all the added wonderfulness that you always bring to the table! I think you are quite wonderful!!

      xoxoxo,
      Nancy

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