Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Japanese Masking Tape Projects (and a little TV Time)

Domo arigato, Japan. Japanese masking tape is one of my favorite things to hit the crafting market in a long time. I love how versatile it is. Thanks to its not-so-tacky tack, I can put it on my wall without damaging the paint, and I can even peel and stick it on paper several times without messing up the paper. It’s a masking marvel. Check out a few things I created with it, using the Love My Tapes brand, for a local TV segment.

Build a Banner
I wrapped the tape around a ribbon and adhered it to itself to create this banner. It’s a quick way to dress up the home or the yard.

For a more seasonal take, I punched bits of cardstock and added letter stickers to spell “spring.” I then attached the letters using the pretty tape.

Create with Clothespins
The tape will adhere to several surfaces, including wood, so I used it to dress up an ordinary clothespin. It’s a unique way of adding a placecard to a table setting.

Tape Up Some Letterhead
I cut the tape into triangles and added a little stitching to create a banner across the paper. I will either add my name to the banner to create personalized stationery, or I will turn this into a scrapbook layout. Either way, this is a simple way to make a playful banner.

Wrap without Paper
You don’t need wrapping paper to dress up a present. Instead, wrap a basic box with Japanese masking tape. It’s colorful and quick…what a gift!

Enhance an Envelope
Make your letter standout from the crowd with a little tape.

And don’t forget the back. Slap a little tape on the flap.

What About You?
I know I’ll be doing more with this fun-to-use craft medium. Have you had a chance to play with it yet? What’s your favorite use?

TV Time
If you're interested, you can check out my Studio 5 segment, where I shared these and other projects. You'll love seeing what Darin, one of the hosts, did with the tape. It was very creative. Enjoy the show!

Also, you can check out several of my past Studio 5 appearances by visiting the section of the "Apperances" Creating Keepsakes website. Thanks for taking a peek. Your support is always appreciated. :)


Iona Hoeppner said...

Loved all the easy yet fantastic ideas... I could even do this! You have EMPOWERED me!

Renae Curtz said...

Meg, you're such a natural in front of the camera! I loved this segment - makes me want to buy some tape! Tape was always one of my favorite school supplies. Thanks for another great idea!

Kim Watson said...

Hello you! Thanks for your sweet comment on my (very humble)blog :o) I had such fun reading yours, it is definitely going to be a regular stop of are so full of bright ideas X

I was wondering about that came on a gift from a friend in the USA & I thought...ooooh new scrap stash! What you did with it is so creative & I REALLY have to track some down.
Have a super Sunday!

Cindy Tobey said...

Awesome projects and ideas! TFS! Now I need to go buy some decorative tape! :)

joscelyne cutchens said...

I can't believe I missed this post. I so love washi tapes, I have a stack! I just recently made a card with a washi tape banner, i love to use it to tape up decorations, with no fear when I take it down, and wrapping presents too. love them!

{little.happy.things} said...

I love all your ideas! Thank you for sharing~