Friday

The washi tape obsession


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So two years ago, I started my MT tape "collection" after a trip to Taiwan. Now I never took to washi tape prior to that because the ones I had [read: made in China] didn't stick very well and I had to add adhesive! 


But the obsession wasn't that bad....I think maybe 60 rolls? *LOL* I bought acrylic drawers for them and promised myself that ALL my washi tape had to fit into them. Which meant the only way to add to the collection was to use up my existing MT tape. 


Guess what? With the drop in Yen and the readjustment in MT tape prices [about 30% less], I'm doing less hoarding and more using! Can you tell from this layout on the niece and nephews with their great grandma?

Okay okay, so I cheated and bought a new set of acrylic drawers for my new MT tapes...*winks*

Playing along with Let's Get Sketchy.


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24 comments:

Ashley Horton said...

So fun Yvonne! Love the way you layered the washi tape with your photos!!

Linda Breedlove said...

Ahhhh, we all have some item we buy a ton of. At least yours is small and not expensive.... and can dress up a layout or card. Wonderful work!!!

lavina agarwal said...

Such a fun layout! 60 rolls wow!!

Caz said...

I too love wash tape!! Sadly I don't have that many rolls :-P Must put it on my list of things to buy!! I love your fun layout as always :-)

CREATIVE KHADIJA said...

Very pretty! I always love working & designing with washitape! its looking so good!

Lynn said...

That layout makes great use of washi tape. I am also a hoarder and I am buying faster than I am using. There are just so many places selling them nowadays that restricting purchases just doesn't seem possible *wink*wink! Thanks for sharing a beautiful use for them.

~amy~ said...

Such an awesome layout and we wanna see a pic of your collection.

Suman Pandit said...

loved that you did the journaling in white on Washi Yvonne!!lovely page, a bit busy but comes together as a whole as your focus images are so well anchored :)

Karey said...

I have a problem with washi not sticking too. If you use glue it leaves bumps, not so pretty.

Cindy deRosier said...

I just counted my washi tape- 41 rolls. I only bought a handful of them though. And I do use them, most often for wrapping gifts. :)

Joefil said...

Another fantastic page and background work Yvonne! Thank you so much for joining us at LGS :)

Lisa said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I love the design!! The little chicks on the paper are so cute!! The washi looks amazing!! Have a great weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I usually have to sew my tapes down! LOL! I love love love this! LOVING the colors and the background you created!!!!!!!!

Shelly said...

Super fun layout! Lovin' all your details!
Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

Lizzy Hill said...

Oh, you FUNNY girl...so the money you are saving from NOT buying tape.....you spent on new drawers????!!!!!! LOL!!! But I can see you are using it up!!! And so well!! I haven't journaled on my washi for ages. So thanks for the reminder! I was like you. If it didn't fit on the washi tree....I couldn't buy any more. But then I removed the ribbon off the ribbon reel. And it's a perfect extra washi space. Need I say more??!!!! AND LOOOOOVE the spotty bg here....glad you could use that lace......ADORE those photos:):)

Annette Allen said...

60 rolls.. girl you are too funny.. I have a bad hoarding problem.. I have so much I still don't use it.. so bad..

this layout is adorable.. i love the polka background..

congrats on the new team.. yay

Cherished said...

Awesome page. Love the colors and the textures created. Thanks for playing at LGS.

Vasundhara Agarwal said...

Love washi tapes! though they are quite expensive here. beautiful layout! love the creative lettering :)

Linda R said...

What a fun page. I LOVE all the polka-dots.. And 60 rolls of washi tape, Thats alot my friend.

Hugs~

Audrey Pettit said...

Haha, Wow, that's a lot of tape, my friend! But really LOVE what you did with it here! Love how it anchors the photos and the mat behind, and love the mix of colors and prints you used. Looks amazing with that misted background!

Brenshevia Baker said...

Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for joining us at LGS!

Melissa Vining said...

Such an awesome use of washi and as always i love your mixed media! Thanks for joining us at LGS!

LisaM said...

Loving that washi and your background, so fun! Thanks for joining us at LGS!

ForevrFloral 13 said...

Let's face which hasn't heard if washi tape!? IM OBSESSED!

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