Christmas washi tape – part 2

Papermash sells spotty washi tape for £3.50 a roll

My favourite is this gold snowflake masking tape from Papermash

Cute tape has Christmas washi tape to pep up your Christmas wrapping

Red ‘Merry Christmas’ washi tape sold at Pipii for £2.95

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Christmas washi tape -part 1

Pure joy events blog has these stunning uses of washi tape for Christmas

Use Japanese washi tape to make this pretty garland over at funkytime

A Spoonful of Sugar has used  red and white polka dotted washi tape to make this sweet deer

Superjunk has this washi tape bow tutorial

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japanese washi tape – part 2

If you want to drool over pictures of washi tape and get ideas of what to make with it then you need a book on it! They are all in Japanese but I guess the projects are easily figured out.

tape book
“How to Use Masking Tape” (ISBN 978-4-05-404387-9) is available from Shimgraphica and Uguisu.

tape book 2
Kawaii Craft Making with Washi Masking Tapes is available from Uguisu who ship worldwide.

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Book of Masking Tapes / Masking tape no hon available from Uguisu reviewed at melampyrum.

If you want even more ideas then check out these two flickr groups: tape your world and masking tape: what to do?.

Pugly Pixel have these free digital tape strips

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japanese washi tape – part 1

I have a new fetish – japanese washi tape. I’ve always had a thing for stationery, in particular Japanese stationery. Washi tape is a masking tape that comes in a range of colours and patterns – stripes, polka dots, grids or plain . It is easy to tear by hand, write on and doesn’t leave any tackiness behind after removal and can even be used again and again. Washi tape is translucent making it pefect for layering. It is ideal for colour coding, labelling, gift wrapping and collages. You can buy rolls and rolls of it on etsy and also at happy tape, cute tape. paper nation. This collector’s guide is for hardcore fans.

So apart from looking at it what can you do with it? Here are my favourites:

Gift tag seen at A Spoonful of Sugar
gift tag

Masking tape garland from Picnic
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Stitched bunting invites seen at Mermag

Mini bunting tutorial at The Red Thread blog
mini bunting

Twist tie seen at Zakka Life
twist tie

Pretty frames seen at Decor8
pretty tape frame

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