Zinia's Washi Strips Layout

Hello fangerines! It’s Zinia here and today I’m back with a really fun technique and a super easy scrapbook layout using Amy’s latest collection Sunshine & Good Times!

It’s a really amazing collection to play with and you should definitely take a look into it but if you don’t own any of these products yet fear not! It’s a technique-based design so you can basically recreate it with any collection and supplies you have on hand.

Our whole design is based on washi tape! Yes this is a great way to use up some rolls from your growing washi stash. Most of us have more washi tape than we can ever use so I’m always thrilled to find ideas and techniques to incorporate more of it in my projects.


So let’s start by picking a few rolls of washi (I’m using the new washi tape pack from the Sunshine & Good Times collection) and start playing! By the way this technique works even better if you chose washi tapes in different widths.


Creating this page is super easy and this is definitely a great project to make together with children. All you need to do is cut small pieces of washi tape and arrange them next to each other. Try to keep the length relatively similar but don’t try to be very precise and measure it, you want to have some organic variety between the strips.


You can use as many different patterns as you like. If you feel that things are getting a bit more repetitive than you want you can always bring another roll of washi into the game. Alternatively you can use pieces of branding strips to break the repetition.


Don’t forget to leave a space for your photo, title and journaling. When I reached the middle of the page I stopped adding washi tape strips to make sure I save enough space for my other elements. I placed my photo and a few stickers & ephemera pieces to roughly calculate the space I need. Then I continued adding my washi strips till I filled the whole page.


Once the background was ready, I went back to my photo/title area to add some more details and finish off the page.


It’s such a fun design to create so get those washi baskets out and start! If you want a more structured look you can cut all the strips at the exact same length. On the other hand if you want it a little bit messier you can rip the washi strips instead of cutting them with your scissors for extra messy edges.


I really hope you got inspired and excited to use up your washi stash. Until next time, happy crafting!


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Thanks so much for sharing this lovely layout, Zinia! Other Design Team member posts can be found hereShop HUSTLE & HEART now! Check your local retailer and online at Simon Says Stamp and Scrapbook.com - Sunshine and Good Times is in stores now too - Scrapbook.com