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Username Post: Washi Tape        (Topic#1584671)
olleharr
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olleharr
In response to res19s2d

I just got some today so I can see what all the
hub-ub is about. Can't wait to put them to the test!!


 
dotfree
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dotfree
In response to olleharr

I started buying it over six months ago and I still haven't used any of it.


 
justartguy007
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In response to dotfree

I felt the sameway about washi tape. But I saw some peoples layouts with washi tape and decided to pay some and now I love it. It cool I have used it for borders on my layout. My collection is growing in washi tape next time going to buy some of Tim Holtz washi tape since I enjoy his products.
Justie


 
meezerpleaser
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In response to justartguy007

I feel very meh about the washi. Just can't get excited about it and it's a little pricey. But I've said that about other scrappy stuff (*cough*stickles*cough*)a nd been proven wrong! Maybe I'll keep an open mind (always a good thing, except for my scrappy budget) and look for a pattern that appeals to me.


 
rubymillerand
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In response to meezerpleaser

I'm not a big fan of washi tape. I had caved in and bought some to see what the hype was. I didn't like how it looked w/ my pics. It looks nice in the youtube tutorial videos, but it's not for me.


 
Artfulscrapbooking
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Artfulscrapbooking
In response to Mama2Thomas

I love the look of washi on layouts. I've only used the K&Company, black with white dots. It does have a bit if transparency through the dots and that is the thing I love about washi...the transparency, cuz I like the look of layers on my layouts. Jenni Bowlin Studio showed some at CHA. I love her designs and can't wait until that is available!!
http://artfulscrapbooking .wordpress.com/


 
RedSquirrel
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In response to Artfulscrapbooking

I just bought some more . I now have a grand total of 5 rolls. Can't wait to play with my new colours!


 
TheCharmedOne
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In response to RedSquirrel

Am not a washi fan either but that has to do with the fact that I dont know where to use it. Plus, the patterns I've seen here locally, arent the most inspirable kind either. Maybe when the whole trend is over, I might pick up on it. That is usually the case with me..LOL


 
Diva
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In response to res19s2d

I may have to give it a try. I don't mine cutting and paste as long I am saving money and using my scraps. I have the time now to do so and I must save money!


 
OlesyaK.
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In response to bayamonesa1

A story to inspire you to use some washi: my 6-y.o. son wanted a diary, with the lock and everything, to write secret messages. all our search through the stores yielded was a princess/disney kind - apparently, diaries are not considered a boy thing)) we came home and I pulled out the rack of washi tape - we picked out the colors, and half hour later he had a manly looking book with the lock, his name spelled in stickers on the top, the pen converted from princessy pink to dignified grey, and a car sticker on the side. he was over the moon)


 
tellabling
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tellabling
In response to Mama2Thomas

lol, I feel the same way and I refuse to buy it. That is one of those scrapbook trends I will have to pass on.


 
rubymillerand
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In response to OlesyaK.

  • OlesyaK. Said:
A story to inspire you to use some washi: my 6-y.o. son wanted a diary, with the lock and everything, to write secret messages. all our search through the stores yielded was a princess/disney kind - apparently, diaries are not considered a boy thing)) we came home and I pulled out the rack of washi tape - we picked out the colors, and half hour later he had a manly looking book with the lock, his name spelled in stickers on the top, the pen converted from princessy pink to dignified grey, and a car sticker on the side. he was over the moon)



that's a great idea!


 
mrsdriver5
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In response to rubymillerand

I have at least 20 rolls and they look really pretty in a big, clear jar, but I have yet to use it. I did try, but ripped it back off. It made my page look like a 1st grader did it. I like it when I see it on other people's LOs in the gallery, but when I see mine up close...not so much. If I never figure out when/where to use it, I'll give it to my granddaughters since they like it in their smash books.~Judy


 
mindygail
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In response to mrsdriver5

I have owned 1 roll by k and co for my smash books and after using it twice something spilled onto the tape area and ruined all of it made me mad!!! NOW it is all gone- boo hoo!


 
CommaHolly
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In response to OlesyaK.

  • OlesyaK. Said:
A story to inspire you to use some washi: my 6-y.o. son wanted a diary, with the lock and everything, to write secret messages. all our search through the stores yielded was a princess/disney kind - apparently, diaries are not considered a boy thing)) we came home and I pulled out the rack of washi tape - we picked out the colors, and half hour later he had a manly looking book with the lock, his name spelled in stickers on the top, the pen converted from princessy pink to dignified grey, and a car sticker on the side. he was over the moon)



I think it's AWESOME your son wanted a diary,,,,more boys should be encouraged to do so! I'd think it would improve writing skills, something that's just as important for boys and girls,,,,,,,,not to mention, improve his ability to communicate his feelings,,,,,,,which (as any woman married to a man can tell you) is VERY IMPORTANT!

GO MOM!!!!!! you done good


 
Lain Ehmann
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In response to CommaHolly

I adore it! I use it wherever I'd use ribbon. The self-adhesive aspect is HUGE. Not having to use lumpy glue dots or try to get a runner to stick to a ribbon backing...

It's fun, easy, and a heck of a lot cheaper than ribbon.

We did a "scrapinar" a while back where Monica Bradford showed a ton of different uses. PM me if you'd like the link to the replay page!


 
OlesyaK.
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In response to CommaHolly

  • CommaHolly Said:

I'd think it would improve writing skills, something that's just as important for boys and girls,,,,,,,,not to mention, improve his ability to communicate his feelings,,,,,,,which (as any woman married to a man can tell you) is VERY IMPORTANT!
GO MOM!!!!!! you done good



Thanks)
Absolutely agree - feelings aren't very easy things for boys.. train them while they are young LOL)
By the way, the first message he wrote was "I love you mom" and a big heart! I almost cried))


 
CommaHolly
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In response to OlesyaK.

  • OlesyaK. Said:
  • CommaHolly Said:

I'd think it would improve writing skills, something that's just as important for boys and girls,,,,,,,,not to mention, improve his ability to communicate his feelings,,,,,,,which (as any woman married to a man can tell you) is VERY IMPORTANT!
GO MOM!!!!!! you done good



Thanks)
Absolutely agree - feelings aren't very easy things for boys.. train them while they are young LOL)
By the way, the first message he wrote was "I love you mom" and a big heart! I almost cried))



what a sweet young man!!!!!


 
mrsdriver5
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In response to CommaHolly

Yesterday I got a box from another scrappy site and egads...more washi/trendy tape. Luckily I still have room in my see-through jar, so I'll add it to my decor collection. I wonder if I'll ever use any of it? It's just too cute and/or pretty to not buy. It's little, so it just jumps right into my shopping cart and I never notice it :>) ~Judy


 
designguyKORY
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In response to mrsdriver5

I can't stop buying it, either.

I've outgrown the tall vase I used to keep them (the tall cylinder vase from Dollar Tree) and moved to a basket-like thing. That filled up and now they're spilling over into another wire basket. Which is full, now, too. So now they're piling up on top of these two baskets. I don't even know how many rolls there are... But dangit, they look cool.

And yes, CommaHolly- boys SHOULD be encouraged to keep a diary. It's just a classy gentleman kinda thing to do! lol

I also think it is very important to break the habit or thinking 'THIS IS FOR BOYS AND THIS IS FOR GIRLS' as young as possible. I remember coming home from school one day, when I was really really young, and having first heard 'THAT'S FOR GIRLS!' My parents never introduced that concept. I must've lived in some kind of modern, liberal, hippie twilight zone. I remember climbing trees, playing in mud, then helping the neighbor girl build furniture for her Barbie dreamhouse.

I know a guy who was raised by very repressive parents. To this day, he still says, "What? That's for girls." And he lives in an apartment with a mattress on the floor and a porno-addiction.

What's this have to do with washi? I don't know. Just let your boys buy tape, I guess. Or have a diary.

lol

k


 
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