Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Addicted to Washi Tape

At the 2nd unofficial BPC Texas Get-Together earlier this month, I discovered a new love and instantly became addicted. Now, in all honesty, I already owned a few rolls of washi tape and have used it on a few layouts. However, I hadn't really decided that it could be used on EVERY layout until one of my BPC friends (Amy H) put her rolls of washi tape on the sharing table at the retreat.


The sharing table was a wonderful place - filled with items that each of us brought to share. There were ribbons and candy dots and border punches and buttons and other tools to use to add the perfect touch to each layout. But I only had eyes for the washi tape as you can see in these three layouts I created for our 10th anniversary cruise album.



Did you spot the washi tape in each one? Such a wonderful subtle addition to each layout. In fact, I was having so much fun that when Jane was wondering what to add to her layout to give it that finished look, I "helpfully" suggested several strips of washi tape as an anchor for her photos & title! And when LeAnne went down the hall to the kitchen to find something for lunch, I added a bunch of pieces of washi tape around the edges of the photos in her layout!


I completed twelve layouts during the weekend, and I'll be sharing more of them with you in the next few days - be sure to watch for the washi tape! Have you discovered how much fun it is to use? If so, what's your favorite way to use it?

12 comments:

Cheri said...

hooray for washi tape!

Maria Ontiveros said...

LOL! You use it so well.
Rinda

Beverly said...

Awesome layouts, it works beautifully. Too funny that you are improving other people's layouts lol

scrappyjacky said...

I have to admit....I've yet to use washi tape....though your lovely pages are definately an incentive.

Karen said...

I started getting Washi tape in my Studio Calico kits quite some time ago, and bought a few rolls in Portland in May, but have only used it sporadically.

Tammy said...

Great cruise layouts! :) I wasn't that impressed with washi tape at first. I've had a few rolls for awhile but I just picked up a few more. I'm not sure I'll ever be a full on washi user (though it might be fun to try a challenge and use tons) but I love it to add another layer to clusters or to add a pop of color if it's needed on my layout. I just need to push myself to use it more! :)

Sian said...

You DO use it so well - Rinda is right. And I'm smiling at the thought of you doing some "guerilla washi sticking" when no one was looking. lol

I have a few rolls - it's too hard to decide which colour to buy next.

Jane said...

your post made me smile!

Elizabeth said...

They've just started to do washi tape in digital (which is what I do.) I only have a few so far but I can see where I may compete with you on who has the most!

LeAnne said...

So now that I have a few more rolls, I need to find a better place to store them.

humel said...

I love washi tape too! :) I just ordered a few new rolls yesterday, including some in a woodgrain design, can't wait for it to arrive...

Love how you've used it on your layouts (and other people's lol!)

S said...

I love washi tape too, but I am afraid my "affair" with it means I am neglecting my ribbon drawer. My growing collection of washi now takes up a good size basket, I'd better quit or I will need a drawer for it too. And I will quit after I find some pretty purple tape, that is.