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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.


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.


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

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

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

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

  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.

  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!

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

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