resisting buying washi tape...and you?

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JoanneW
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Posted: 2/6/2013 10:48:30 AM
I think the trick is to buy generic ones. I have made some bad choices and some very good choices I do think it is fairly good value as it keeps on giving. I have about 8 rolls I think and that is enough for me until I finish some

amom23
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Posted: 2/6/2013 10:49:11 AM
Call me crazy, but I just got my 1st roll in a monthly kit. I haven't used it yet either. I don't wanna go crazy buying it then never using it kwim?


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Posted: 2/6/2013 11:11:58 AM
I don't have too many (transitioned into digital when the washi tape came out) but I do like to use the ones that I have and the plainer ones are just fabulous for labelling stuff at home!





Cat E. Clysm
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Posted: 2/6/2013 11:41:36 AM
I have mixed feelings about Washi. I don't like raggedy edges on anything, so I won't use it that way, but it's possible I may use some in place of ribbon. I like the look of ribbon but seldom use it because of the problems with glue (though I do sometimes roll it through my X, which works okay).

I also don't like the idea of "repositionable" even though it's likely safe behind page protectors.

One thing that does concern me is that Washi is apparently not acid-free.

Despite all this, I got a roll with my Smash book a couple years ago, and I have caved to Pea peer pressure and bought a few rolls recently, just because they are pretty. Haven't used any of it - yet.

Mallie
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Posted: 2/6/2013 11:47:27 AM
Zero interest in it.

EllenPea
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Posted: 2/6/2013 11:47:54 AM
I don't have any either. Seeing what I can do with six rolls of electrical tape, each a different color, I bought for $2 a few months ago. So far I've done one art journal layout, and I stamped the tape.



katiescott
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Posted: 2/6/2013 8:12:34 PM
I have a couple rolls of smash but have otherwise resisted.


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Xanthippe
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Posted: 2/6/2013 9:57:29 PM
I resisted for a while but recently caved and I totally understand the appeal now. If you buy generic make sure they're acid free. The heard Recollections were not acid free, so I only use those on paper and not on photos.

Xanthippe
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Posted: 2/6/2013 9:57:55 PM
I resisted for a while but recently caved and I totally understand the appeal now. If you buy generic make sure they're acid free. The heard Recollections were not acid free, so I only use those on paper and not on photos.

Mystie
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Posted: 2/6/2013 10:04:11 PM
I resisted washi tape for a long time, and then in the past several months I've picked up a few, and then a few more...I have ten or twelve rolls now. It's just fun! I like the translucency, as others have mentioned. It's fun to overlap two or three patterns on top of each other. I look for patterns and colors that I use a lot, like red polka-dots, white clouds, teal stripes, etc. I know I'll use those a lot.

A lot of the Freckled Fawn washis are 25% off here at Two Peas right now, FYI. I like finding them on sale, then it doesn't feel like quite such an expense.


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mamaofdudes
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Posted: 2/6/2013 10:40:04 PM
Oooh, I love it! I have maybe 50 different styles of it. Some are just a yard of each that I got off etsy. I use it on pretty much every scrapbook page, plus it's PERFECT for PL!



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Posted: 2/6/2013 10:48:48 PM
Costco has washi tape. Please tell me more or better yet photo please.

I held off and avoided Washi tape now I love it. I loved it even more when Michaels had to 1/2 price.

I love the effect and I love the transparency of it. I can't wait to do a mini using it.

Love it lots on the PL

serenitysmom
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Posted: 2/6/2013 10:51:27 PM
I have over 100 rolls and then many of the MME tapes by the yard.

I also ordered this weekend... ALL the new MME tapes by the yard.

But it's tape, that's an office supply, right?


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Posted: 2/7/2013 1:04:44 AM
I have about 10 or 12 rolls. I love it but can't justify buying too much more. It lasts forever.


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Posted: 2/7/2013 4:28:14 AM
I haven't bought any, yet. But those of you that love it (and watching Glitter Girl use it) have now convinced me I must need it.


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mommamoonrn
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Posted: 2/7/2013 6:05:52 AM
Nope not resisting....I have over 200 rolls and still buying and I am USING it also!!! Love it!


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Posted: 2/7/2013 6:18:04 AM

the Glitz ones are tempting me!


I know, I just had to have several of those.


Seeing what I can do with six rolls of electrical tape, each a different color, I bought for $2 a few months ago. So far I've done one art journal layout, and I stamped the tape.


Sounds cool! Do you have any pics?



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