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Washi Tape Desk Storage

We don't know about you, but whenever we get something on a roll it just rolls all over our desks and finally rolls onto the floor – it’s so frustrating. For our second project for National Stationery Week, here is a little holder for your Washi tape, which can sit on your desk and you can have your favourite colours to hand. It’s easy to do and if you have crafty friends this would make a nice little gift for them too!

Washi Tape Desk Storage by Allison Hugill

You will need

Peacock digital download
Printable Light Card (160gsm)
300gsm printable card
copy paper (for template)
Picked Raspberry Tim Holtz Distress ink
blue stamping ink
Collall tacky glue

How to make

1 Print out the spotted paper onto 300gsm card. The design should measure 210mm x 234mm - you will need to print right to the edge of the card so remember to turn off the border function on your print instructions.

2 Load the patterned paper from the Peacocks papers file and size it to 10mm x 280mm. Print the patterns onto Crafter’s Companion printable light card (160gsm).

3 Print out your template, making sure that the sizes stated on the template are correct on the print out. Cut the template out.

4 Lay the template over the printed card and draw around the template using a pencil. Cut the shape out from the card, then score and burnish the folds.

5 Fold and glue the box in the order shown. When the back of the box is folded, the two sides will not meet exactly on the sloping join.

Whilst the card is folded, mark and cut the inner card to size. Glue the side panels together and to the box.

6 Using Picked Raspberry Distress Ink, ink along the fold lines on the top of the box.

7 Cut out the patterned strips and shade the long edges with blue ink.

8 Attach the strips to the bottom and top of the box. Add your Washi tape and you`ve finished.

Do you have a paper-crafted stationery item you would like to share? Whether that’s hand-lettered paper designs and envelopes, or DIY paper construction projects like ours, make sure you share a picture with the #getcrafty hashtag!

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