Monday, April 2, 2012

Washi Tape Fun

So we were at Target on Saturday and I had to do a double take when I walked by the office supplies aisle and saw...


"Printed Paper Tape"? Really? Like faux washi tape? I had to find out if they were as good as my MT tape so I bought one each of the 4 available color sets.


In my opinion, there is only one way to compare the two: make a card! I started to make a quick card with "faux washi tape" and this is what I came up with:


The trees are from LD's Quirky Trees set while the sentiment came from a sheet of Penny Black stamps.


Next I made this card using a present cut from the Pucker Up Birthday Cut It set.


I stamped the greeting using a $1 Studio G Alphabet stamp set that I had picked up from Michael's some time back.


It wouldn't be a fair comparison of the two brands of types if I didn't use the MT tape to make something too. So I did this:


The egg shape came from LD's Easter Cut It set and I used both the cut out and the negative-layer to make the card.


Besides the obvious price and width differences (MT tape is 15mm wide while the Target brand is 19mm), I thought that both tapes tear and feel the same. By the way, to make all the three cards shown above, I used the "negative-layer technique" that I had talked about in this post.

If you have been wanting to play with washi tape but were turned-off by the price, go get some of these Target "Printed Paper Tape". At $4 for a pack of 4-rolls, it's a steal compared to the $4/roll of the real thing.

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On a separate note, have you tried out my mini-notecard tutorial? Some of you did and even shared pictures with me (Thank you!). I will be showing you their note cards later today.


10 comments :

  1. grrrrr when you're in america you have so many nice craft things :(

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  2. Love the look of these....clean and fun. Very clever!

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  3. These are fab! TFS I am such a big fan of all your beautiful, inspirational designs and off to check out more!

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  4. Oh my gosh I Knew I should've walked down that isle the other day! Love these cards!

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  5. Who would think to go to Target to look for supplies except Jin!!! I like the 'think outside the box' attitude!!

    Very nice cards and the definitely celebrate the Spring season.

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  6. I've never even heard of this stuff. Now I have to go to Target! Love your cards and how you used the tape!

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  7. Okay, ignorance here...what is washi tape (MT tape)and where can one get it?

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  8. What an excellent find! Thanks for sharing Jin!

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