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Posted 12/14/2012 by tyuill1976 in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 571,776
November 2012
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Loc: Lafayette, Indiana

Posted: 12/14/2012 10:32:45 PM
What is washi tape and how do you use it?


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PeaNut 67,751
February 2003
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Loc: Milton, Ontario

Posted: 12/15/2012 6:17:38 AM
Washi tape is a thin paper tape. It is easy to rip and stick down on your layouts, like an easy version of ribbon. People are findong all sorts of uses for it.... If you search the lard, there"s another thread somewhere with a big long list, some sb, some nsbr.


PeaNut 331,372
August 2007
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Posted: 12/15/2012 8:35:17 AM
Washi tape is addictif. Be careful.



PeaNut 529,140
November 2011
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Posted: 12/15/2012 9:19:45 AM

Washi tape is decorative paper tape. It's usually less glossy than Scotch tape. The cute patterns make it an easy way to decorate pages. I use it to tape down papers in my SmashBook scrapbook. But, washi tape isn't all that sticky so it's really meant to be a decorative accent, not to tape stuff down. It tends to come off easily.

Some washi tape is kind of overpriced. But, the patterns are cute and it's a quick way to add some decorative accents to a page. It comes in tons and tons of designs, from plain to glitter to leopard print. It started in Japan.


PeaNut 243,916
January 2006
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Posted: 12/15/2012 9:24:57 AM
I did a quick instructagram on ways to use washi HERE

Go for it!


PeaNut 510,277
June 2011
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Posted: 12/15/2012 10:38:20 AM
I use my washi tape for all sorts of things. I have used it as a binding to add a half page to a layout. I have used it to decorate gift wrap. My Craft Channel is having a great deal on it this weekend

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Also check out my washi tape pin board on pinterest
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PeaNut 571,776
November 2012
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Posted: 12/15/2012 10:47:25 AM
Do they carry it at J, M, or H?



PeaNut 359,802
January 2008
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Posted: 12/15/2012 12:27:51 PM
I have seen the smash brand washi at both J and M. Pat Catan and Crafts 2000 carry the darice brand. My Ms also had some by recollections and Martha Stewart as well as some hello kitty. They also have a mini pack with 6 little "tape dispensers" of it that are more "japanese/kawaii" style that I picked up for stocking stuffers for the kids.



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PeaNut 514,242
July 2011
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Posted: 12/15/2012 3:34:39 PM
I'm a total washi addict. I even taught a class about ways to use washi called Washi Tape Wahoo.

I haven't seen washi at M, HL, or J but they do have it at Target! It's in the office supply section rather than scrapbooking but they have packages of 4 rolls for $4 which is an excellent price for someone wanting to dip their toe in the wonderful world of washi. Hope that helps!


PeaNut 428,650
July 2009
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Posted: 12/15/2012 6:44:09 PM
HL has WRMK washi. M has their own brand (Recollections). I use it and I don't notice any difference between that and the name brands.

I buy most of mine here or at Archivers.


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PeaNut 268,201
July 2006
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Posted: 12/15/2012 8:22:51 PM
In addition to all the fun decorative things you can use washi for, it is also really practical for paper crafting.

Because the adhesive on Washi tape reminds me a little of "post-it note" adhesive, you can use a piece of washi to tape something in place (like a stencil) on your layout, do your technique and then remove the tape. 99% of the time it doesn't tear the paper, and you can stick it down somewhere else.

I use it for cardmaking to hold my piece in place while I stamp on it. You can also use it to hold a journal-ling card in the correct position while running the test page back through your computer printer.

When you start thinking of the re-positionable property of it, you'll find LOTS of ways it is helpful as a "tool" as well as an embellishment in this hobby!


PeaNut 305,620
March 2007
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Posted: 12/15/2012 9:22:08 PM
it's totally addictive but oh so fun!
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