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Posted: 2/5/2013 5:16:50 PM
anyone else resisting buying that tape. Had my cart in several different stores then to get hit with the shipping charge on top of it, no can do, can't justify the purchase, of something that will stay in my stash and maybe not use..



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Posted: 2/5/2013 5:22:23 PM
Nope - haven't gotten any either. I don't want repositionable in my scrapbooks.

I've thought about it for a little decorative bit on an envelope flap but unless I get it for like a buck, I probably won't bother.



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Posted: 2/5/2013 5:28:28 PM
Nope. I have something like 125 rolls now. I ordered directly from Freckled Fawn to get that lovely sidewalk chalk tape.

But in my defense, I use it ALL the time!


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Posted: 2/5/2013 5:37:49 PM
I have five rolls and probably will not pick up any more. It's cute and versatile, but I think I will save my money for other products that may not look so trendy in a few years. I really have a hard time just tearing a piece off and using it as is. The torn edges torment me...gotta cut them straight! I do love how everyone uses the product in such cute ways.

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Posted: 2/5/2013 5:40:05 PM
I have a roll that I bought with my smash book... Haven't made a dent in it.



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Posted: 2/5/2013 5:40:11 PM
I have 100+ rolls too

But I use washi on pretty much every LO and card. It's the BEST!


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Posted: 2/5/2013 5:40:58 PM
I resisted for awhile, but finally caved. One of these days I want to make a free shipping order completely made of washi.


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Posted: 2/5/2013 5:42:02 PM
Totally resisting here. I am just not in need of one more thing to collect and use. I am happy without it, so I ignore the craziness that seems to swirl around me that is washi related.



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Posted: 2/5/2013 5:51:22 PM
Until a few days ago, I had 5 rolls and they were all Queen & Co Disney tapes. I bout them because I make so many Disney pages, I was bored using the same old thing. I have used the heck out of them and the is still a ton left.

Last Friday I was at Ms to get adhesive and I bought two 2 pack rolls that were on clearance. They happen to perfectly match the MME Miss Caroline that I was using!

If I come across a deal like that again, maybe but I doubt it. Had I not been using the papers I was, I never would have bought the packs, even on clearance.


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Posted: 2/5/2013 5:52:14 PM
I absolutely love washi tape I have a michaels near me though and there washi tape collection keeps getting better and better! Some costcos are even selling washi tape from we r memory keepers now.


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Posted: 2/5/2013 5:53:30 PM
I tried resisting, didn't have any rolls until the beginning of this year. Now, they've multiplied, and I have a whole plastic shoe box full




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Posted: 2/5/2013 6:14:26 PM
Up until last week I resisted, then I saw a collage video using washi tape and I just had to buy some. Now I am hooked - it looks great and is easy to work with. I bought a nice sampling of tapes from an Etsy seller. I want more ...

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Posted: 2/5/2013 6:31:37 PM
I also resisted for awhile but now I have around 100 rolls and more on order. But I also use it daily on just about everything I make. I just got over 25 different packs from the clearance at M's.


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Posted: 2/5/2013 6:41:43 PM
It took me a long while to finally buy my first roll because I didnt think I would use it, but now I have about 30 rolls Its great for non-crafty things too, like sticking a piece of paper to a table for a 2 year old to draw on so the paper doesnt move.

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Posted: 2/5/2013 6:54:07 PM
I've discovered I don't need to resist it because I just don't like it.


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Posted: 2/5/2013 6:56:52 PM
It took me quite a while to buy my first roll too. Now I have about 45 rolls. I use it fairly often but still have lots of it left. I do like it but don't see myself adding very many more rolls to my collection.


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Posted: 2/5/2013 7:12:16 PM
I'm trying to resist... I had to re-organize my washi stash today because it had outgrown its container, and discovered I have 40 rolls. I really like the MME quatrefoil ones from CHA, though.



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Posted: 2/5/2013 7:19:40 PM
I resisted for a while because it seemed like the sort of thing you'd need a particular colour to match what your doing so one roll would never be enough. I started out buying packs of mixed colours in generic prints off ebay for about $2 (australian) which I was very happy about.

Alot of the ones that match collections are $5 or $6 a roll which is too much and I deffinatley won't be buying them.

I do love what I have though and will buy it on sale for sure. I use it quite a bit, it suits my style of scrapping


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Posted: 2/5/2013 7:24:30 PM
I have some though I probably don't need anymore.

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Posted: 2/5/2013 7:32:41 PM
Resistance was futile for me...I love me some washi tape!

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Posted: 2/5/2013 7:39:09 PM
I hate it...the translucence bothers me...now that new fabric tape I see in from CHA...that will be finding a home with me.


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Posted: 2/5/2013 7:45:11 PM
I resisted for a while...but I love it now! It's so versatile, and I've been using a ton of it in PL.

My most recent 2peas order had 9 rolls, which about doubled my collection. I've got my eye on several more though...


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Posted: 2/5/2013 7:54:29 PM
I only have a few rolls right now but quite a few in my cart. I can't wait to place my order.


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Posted: 2/5/2013 8:34:31 PM
I have graduated to ONE wide roll. Hopefully, I won't like it when it gets here!

But I doubt it!




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Posted: 2/5/2013 8:53:02 PM
I was. . . well, maybe not resisting but just not interested. Then I decided to get a roll to try and now I really like it. It's repositionable, but it doesn't seem like it is any more likely to fall out of place in my books than self-adhesive chipboard letters (I just glued a whole bunch of those back in place on a 4 year old page).

I currently have seven rolls. I have my eye on two more that should hit the store soon. I don't want to end up with much more than that, but I really think I'll make a good size dent in the ones I have.

They seem like a pretty good deal to me - between $3 and $5 for a roll I can potentially use on a few dozen LOs or other projects. I can't say that for very many other embellishments on the market. At this point I have 4 rolls in what I consider neutral colors, and 3 that I bought to match specific collections but will probably use for other lines too.

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Posted: 2/5/2013 9:01:00 PM
For the longest time the only washi tape I had came from a few SC kits, but I did finally break down and get a couple of the new Glitz ones when they hit the store. Now I just need to actually use it and make a dent in my small collection.



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Posted: 2/5/2013 9:04:53 PM
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Posted: 2/5/2013 9:10:57 PM
I have quit a few rolls. I will not buy anymore because the way I store my tape won't allow for me to add any rolls. I don't want to have to store it in multiple places.

ETA: I have 95 rolls. Most of which were bought in sets, on sale or clearance.








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Posted: 2/5/2013 9:13:00 PM
I, too, at first didn't think I would use it but had to try it cuz everyone was buzzing about it. 200+ rolls later, I still don't always have the perfect roll & still find myself putting them in my cart. Most recent additions were silver & gold....Loving the gold stuff right now!

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Posted: 2/5/2013 9:20:49 PM
Bought one "smash" roll of black with white polka dots ('cause I polka dots)


Then got some Tim Holtz washi tape @ 50% off....



And then some Christmas washi @ 50% off...



And then I stopped.
Because I have self control.

(and I haven't been back to Costco since I saw theirs...)


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Posted: 2/5/2013 10:14:52 PM
I only bought some because it was on Christmas clearance at Micheal's. They had some generic patters paired with Christmas patterns. I knew I would not use the Christmas ones so I gave them to the kids. The love it because it is so easy for them to use and it is forgiving when they want to move it.
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Posted: 2/5/2013 10:22:04 PM
I only have a few rolls- I *do* like using it- my fave actually being the Bella blvd I just got a week ago from 2peas. I don't find myself using it often though to justify the massive purchase of it. Paper on the other hand, is a different story...


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Posted: 2/5/2013 10:33:45 PM
I'm slowly dipping my toe into the washi pool. I just purchased my third roll. I don't like it on pictures and such. I do like to use it in place of ribbon or to make a nice striped background. It's just unlikely that I will use a ton of it.

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Posted: 2/5/2013 10:37:44 PM
I resisted it and resisted it. Finally bought my first roll a couple of weeks ago. Then proceeded to buy (gulp) 20+ more rolls.

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Posted: 2/5/2013 10:58:27 PM
I resisted for a long time but finally caved. Now I have too much but still keep buying, I'm not using it like I should be either. I just can't get it to work for me like I see everyone else using it.


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Posted: 2/5/2013 10:58:33 PM
I resisted for a long time but finally caved. Now I have too much but still keep buying, I'm not using it like I should be either. I just can't get it to work for me like I see everyone else using it.


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Posted: 2/6/2013 2:44:11 AM

I don't need to resist it because I just don't like it.




the translucence bothers me

That^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ plus the torn edges are not a look I am crazy about.

I did buy one roll for $1.99 in gold that I hope to use for borders on wedding pages. We'll see


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Posted: 2/6/2013 4:13:12 AM
Not exactly. I have about 150 rolls and more on the way.



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Posted: 2/6/2013 4:58:21 AM
I started with a 3 pack. I didn't use it for the longest time...there is something about the ripped ends that don't fit my style. The first time I used it like ribbon, neat and tidy all across my page. It looked fine but then I started watching glitter girl and I got a little hooked on it. I have upped my stash to 9 rolls and just added 2 more that we're on sale. Scrapping this week I decided I need some yellow in my stash so I guess I'll be getting at least I more! I like the way Shimelle adds a little color to her embellishment clusters with it!


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Posted: 2/6/2013 6:35:33 AM
My first package is sitting upstairs on the floor of my craft room. It came in a kit that I bought off scrapbook steals.
I am a little doubtful about it, but I will say that since I have been taking the Clean and Simple 2 class, I must have seen at least three videos where Jen M uses it as repositionble tape in her process, and every time she does it, she remarks that this is the only way she has ever used it, never for its intended purpose. So I guess if I don't use it decoratively, it will get used somehow...

In its defense, it is really cute, but out of the three pack, two of them have very a specific look.

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Posted: 2/6/2013 6:45:44 AM
Oh, and I have covered chipboard circles with it as an embellishment. That was a great success!!


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Posted: 2/6/2013 7:00:13 AM
I resisted for a while, too, but once I started I kept going!! LOL. I love the stuff, and because you get so much for relatively cheap I don't mind letting my daughters use it in their scrapbooks.


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Posted: 2/6/2013 9:00:45 AM
I broke down, I have a few. I just wish there wasn't so much on each roll! I need more variety.

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Posted: 2/6/2013 9:03:16 AM
Nope, I don't resist it, I really like using washi tapes!




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Posted: 2/6/2013 9:16:59 AM
Every time I see a cute new roll I need to remind myself that I have enough washi!! So yeah, I am always resisting.




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Posted: 2/6/2013 9:21:23 AM
I resisted it completely until I found a pack of three that were more versatile (black and white) and only paid about 86 cents for the three since the pack was on clearance.

I figured at that price, I could try it and see if I liked it, but I wasn't about to spend $5 on one or two rolls at Michaels, although it would be less with a coupon. Still pricey for something I wasn't sure if I would use a lot.

If it weren't for Glitter Girl, I would probably not even have considered trying it, even for less than a dollar,


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Posted: 2/6/2013 9:36:20 AM
i have resisted.. havent bought any at all yet.trying to use my stash this year and no buy anything new... got lots of older stuff i need to use up.
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Posted: 2/6/2013 9:51:42 AM
I resisted, until I got a roll in a kit. Now I have around 30 rolls and have to force myself not to buy more. The stuff is great. I use it around the house instead of regular tape



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Posted: 2/6/2013 10:20:51 AM
as someone up-thread said already, resistance is futile, lol!!

I only have about 20 rolls so far, I think, but there's more I'd like to get-- I mostly have the Recollections brand stuff from M's, but have a couple 'real' Japanese ones, too (they're a bit thicker). Most of mine are polka dot patterns, but I 'need' some woodgrain, and I 'need' some chevron, and there's probably tons more out there that I'd like, if I look, lol!!

Deco tape does seem like one of the scrappy supplies that's a really good value for the money, when you think about it in a price-per-inch sense. I only like the papery ones, not the shiny ones- the shiny plastic-y ones look cheap to me. I personally like the translucence, and I love that it's repositionable, especially since I have a problem with wanting to move ANY sticker immediately after I stick it down (even if it's only moving it a fraction of an inch, lol!).

I do like ribbon, but it seems to have a more 'formal' vibe to it, if that makes any sense, plus there's the whole 'how do I adhere without the glue showing through' issue with some ribbon. Deco tape is a bit more casual / informal which suits my everyday scrapping style, and it's already sticky, so there's no issues with adhering it, and it's easier / quicker to use.

I started buying it to use primarily on my art journaling pages, but have finally started using it on my SB pages- and I will definitely do it more often!





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Posted: 2/6/2013 10:33:59 AM
I am resisting so far... but the Glitz ones are tempting me!


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