washi tape discovery!


I made a new discovery today: washi tape – aka Japanese masking tape – makes great bows!  Just fold it in half so that the sticky sides are together, then tie away.  Yay!

You already know about this?  Why didn’t you tell me?  :)

A few more things — I love how washi tape is translucent — check out how the stem shows through it on the tag with the single flower.


AND!  I love these sweet stamps from Mostly Hearts. They are so fun to color with markers,  mist with a shimmer spray, and stamp.  Finishing it all off is as simple as adding a pearl or gemstone to the flower center.  And I must mention that Krystn, the owner of Mostly Hearts, is super special.  I think she is sweeter than her stamps!

(Supplies: Pearls and gemstones by Hero Arts.  Fabriano notecards.  Tags are from my stash.  Japanese masking tape from tinted mint — I got mine when they were at the Austin Renegade Craft Fair. But now I must get more.  All stamps by Mostly Hearts — love that typewriter font.  Shimmer mist and markers from Tsukineko.)

Hope your day is full of fun discoveries,

23 Replies to “washi tape discovery!”

  1. Adorable tags!… I love the bows! :)

  2. Gorgeous! These are so beautiful and I love the bows!

  3. Too Cute Lisa! Have you seen our new fabric tapes @ Love My Tapes? Come check out what we’re creating on the blog  with them @ lovemytapes.blogspot.com

  4. Ok, that’s just brilliant!  Adorable cards too!

  5. These cards are so terrific! Simple and stunning!

  6. Brilliant! Love your cards, Lisa!

  7. LOVE these bright, fun tag cards!  Total smile makers!

  8. My daughter sent me washi tape for Christmas and I bought MORE when I was visiting her in Japan in April.  It’s lots of fun.  But I’d NEVER thought about making it into a bow.  What a clever girl you are!!!  Love the cards; they’re great.

  9. Lisa … these are just darling … love them!

  10. So very cute! Love the little flower stamps too!

  11. Such cute cards!  Love them…. thanks so much for introducing me to the wonders of washi tape Lisa.

  12. love love love these, Lisa!! so cute! thanks for the tips on the tape!

  13. LOVE these Lisa…So Cute!!  I got some Washi Tape and have not even tried to play with it!! Thanks for the ideas…..

  14. stinkin’ a-dorable!

  15. ohh yes, they do!! i love the idea of washi tape bows, going to do that to my next package!!

  16. I am a big fan of the Japanese masking tapes, but I didn’t know I can make a bow from the tapes. Good idea! And I like your tags! Thank you for sharing~

  17. EEK! thanks for the tip! I finally got around to ordering Washi Tape for Torendi!

  18. Hi Lisa,
    I just bought some washi tape at Maker Faire last month. I never thought about folding it in half. Thanks for the tip!
    The cards are so cute!!!

  19. Oh, I just noticed you bought your tape from The Tinted Mint….me too. They had a booth at Maker Faire.

  20. those are cute bows! who knew!? I’ve gotta get some of that fun tape sometime- endless possibilities! such sweet cards… Have a Great weekend! :)

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