DIY: Washi Tape Birthday Cards

Since we're celebrating Omiyage's first birthday this week, whipping up a few birthday cards seemed pretty appropriate!

The great thing about washi tape is that it is such a multi-tasker. I don't know about you, but I use it pretty much here there and everywhere. With these cards, though, the washi tape really gets the starring role!

Washi tape candles have been done before, but that doesn't make them any less fun! Use a variety of colours, widths and lengths to give your birthday candle card a unique look.

Love cupcakes? Who doesn't?! Craft up a no-bake cupcake from plain and patterned washi tape for a sweet and simple birthday card. (This one's vanilla cake with strawberry icing!)

I happen to think that washi tape lends itself perfectly to lovely layer cakes. 3, 4, 5 layers. One colour or many. Create a delicious work of art - no fondant required.

While I enjoy cutting the washi tape freehand, it is easier to work with if you stick the washi tape to parchment paper then cut into the desired shape. This technique also allows you to sketch out the shape you want on the parchment paper before applying tape and cutting. Sketch on one side, flip the parchment over to apply the tape over the shape (parchment is conveniently translucent), flip over again and cut! I used parchment paper when creating my candle flames and the icing for the cupcake.

My cards today are pretty simple, but there's no need to limit yourself. Accent your cakes with smaller pieces of washi tape cut into garlands or grab a silver or gold pen and add some decorative touches. You can see some fancier washi tape cakes on the Oh My! Pinspiration pinboard.

Happy baking! Or rather taping?!

Find a variety of washi tape colours and patterns at where we're celebrating our 1st birthday with a BOGO Birthday Bash!