Monday, October 25, 2010

Washi Tape Madness! (+ my 1st GIVEAWAY!)


Japanese washi tape, or masking tape, is all the rage here (Japan). It's fair to say I've been a little obsessed with it recently. So much so that I want to share the love.

In case you're wondering, "Well, what can I actually do with it?" Here are just a few of the many things washi tape is capable of.

You can make these darling little flags out of toothpicks and the tape! I didn't have any cupcakes laying around to demonstrate what you could use the flags for, but you get the idea. :)


These precious name blocks are decorated with washi tape, can you believe the cuteness!?
Find the details over at Tinted Mint.


It's a scrap-booker's dream. And you can even make homemade cards with it, check out what this blog called Scrap Time whipped up.



These adorable vases and eggs are from To Be Charmed.



Now you're probably asking yourself, "What do I need to do to get my hands on some of that stuff for FREE?!" Well, it's too easy. All you have to do is:

1. Leave a comment on this entry.
2. Wait.

Yup, that's it. On Sunday, November 7 (Japan time, so really Nov. 6 in the States/Canada...), I will be selecting the lucky winners! Please make sure to either leave a link back to your blog or your email address in your comment so I can contact you if you win. It would be a shame if you won but I couldn't get a hold of you. That would make me sad, so pretty please don't forget to leave your contact info. Ok? Thanks.

I'll be picking 2 winners who will each win 2 of these rolls (the ones on the right look funky b/c they're wrapped in plastic):


Want to get some even if you don't win? Here's an etsy shop that sells internationally for reasonable prices. And you can also buy it online here and here .

Let the washi tape crafting begin!

Update: The giveaway is now closed. Thank you!

100 comments:

  1. ooh, I would love to win some of that tape of your! I really like the cards, I think I'd do that with the tape. So pretty! Congrats on your first giveaway. I have my first giveaway coming soon, please enter too! Eve from Eveshouse.blogspot.com

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  2. So cool. I definitely want this! Thanks for hosting the giveaway! Hope to see many, many more.

    http://sourkrautkrafts.blogspot.com/

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  3. Wow, what great ideas. I'm imagining those little toothpick flags decorating a big plate of Ikea meatballs!

    www.redredcompletelyred.com

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  4. oh my goodnesssssssss i love all the ideas you have up here!!! You have my creative mind spinning ... hmm i need to get my hands on some of this fab tape hehehehe

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  5. I'm just getting into scrap-booking and I have been looking at getting my hands on a few rolls of this tape. And it would be awesome to win it!!!
    Thanks
    monkeychild92 at gmail dot com

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  6. You can do so much with washi tape! I love it!!!

    xo

    kimberly.long at gmail dot com

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  7. Id love to win!

    DragonflyKissesJewelry@gmail.com

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  8. Awesome giveaway. Thanks so much!!! :) eclairre(at)ymail(dot)com

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  9. The possibilities are endless! great giveaway!

    marloweopat at gmail dot com

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  10. I'd love to be entered! thank you so much.

    boswife @ gmail . com

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  11. Washi? Why have I never heard of this? I'm in love - please gift me!
    xxo Alex

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  12. OMG! I love all things Japanese & Kawaii!!!

    HarajukuGirl92@gmail.com

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  13. As a Wabi Sabi Girl, I love all things Imperfect and Crafty... This Tape will spark me to create SO MANY new projects for the Holidays! I sure hope I win! Thanks in advance!

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  14. Oh yes please! I have been dying to try some cool Japanese washi tape in my creations.

    debyeo at hotmail dot com

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  15. These are so cool! Can't wait to deck out all of my as-yet-un-snazzy objects in tape if I win!

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  16. woo hooo give aways!! i love it!! i want to be in your give away :)

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  17. Really? Awesome! My fingers are crossed! I have so many ideas for this, starting with homemade cards!

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  18. This is such a neat product! What an easy way to do some really cool projects :)
    marysa at marysa dot com

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  19. Wow!! So cute! Look at you, giving give-aways! I love that tape.

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  20. I'd like to join. thank you so much.
    igea777@gmail.com

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  21. AWW. adorable. <3 thanks for this giveaway (:

    rachel.tanley@gmail.com
    thelifeandtimesof-kimchigirl.blogspot.com

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  22. Great idea for giveaway!
    Jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  23. i hope i win!

    A_C_E_ at hotmail dot com

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  24. I have been thinking about tape lately, so I'm so glad i saw this giveaway! Thank you!

    breakchop [[ @ ]] gmail.com

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  25. I was just looking at tape yesterday, I think it's a sign I should win ;)

    bluemartini at hotmail dot com

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  26. I love this stuff! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  27. Looks like a lot of fun! :-) Thanks for a chance to win!
    kmassman gmail

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  28. What a fun giveaway!! :)

    oohmybento [at]gmail [dot]com

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  29. How creative! I've never had a chance to try washi tape before.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    --Liza

    ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  30. So cool and creative. I never heard of washi tape before. just awesome!

    iana_tudor at yahoo dot com

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  31. Too cute would love to win some of this!!!
    emilynewman79 at gmail dot com

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  32. I'd love to win! So cute!

    chrystaljns (at) gmail (dotcom)

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  33. I'd love to win!

    sophia.komninou at gmail.com

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  34. What fun! I love all the cute ideas, thanks for the giveaway.

    sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

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  35. The tape is awesome, loved your ideas for using them!

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  36. What lovely items! Thanks!

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  37. I love deco tape...

    kimberlyasparks@ymail.com

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  38. Ooh. I've never seen this stuff before. I love how it jazzes up those plain glasses.

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  39. beauty..
    i'd love to get it..
    \(^^)/

    rinei.martiani at gmail dot com

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  40. i wanna win one of these cute deco tapes! ^<__^

    paugalang@gmail.com

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  41. Awesome giveaway! thank you...

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  42. I love the vases with the washi tape - cute and quick idea!
    tazimd at gmail dot com

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  43. Love these, all soo cute, I love the images of the little eggs! Too cool for school!

    :) Hazel Hazel Loves Design

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  44. I'd love to win these! :)

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  45. oh, i wish we have that tapes here in Croatia! They are awesome!
    isollea at gmail dot com

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  46. Waiting waiting waiting
    xlacrimax at gmail dot com

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  47. Wow, what a wonderfull stuff and designs too!!! Please enter me in! Thank you for the chance!

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  48. I'd love to get some washi tape! Have been thinking about getting some forever. Great selection of projects you put together. Thanks for this great giveaway!

    bytesizedpieces (at) gmail.com

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  49. we bought a few of those for my sister in hongkong a few years back. we haven't gone back and there's nowhere in manila that we can find the washi tape so please let me win :) it'd make my sister very very happy!

    tea_green24(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  50. I'd love to win :)

    kantarara(at)tlen(dot)pl

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  51. I love your blog, Kathryn. It makes me think of all the fun things I could do if I had a minute! I would love to use the tape for letters for Luke's room--so cute!

    chiaraj@hotmail.com

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  52. I just came across your blog, it is really lovely!

    Please enter me in the giveaway too:)

    Washi tape seems so marvelous yet I don't even have one single roll. Will keep my fingers crossed then;)

    xoxo Laura
    blueberrybutterscotch[at]gmail[dot]com

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  53. Great ideas, I hope I win. sonflower277 at gmail dot com

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  54. Awesome giveaway and what beautiful tape!

    unforgetable_dreamer_always (at) hotmail.com

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  55. I love the tape and I love the ideas that you have shown that what could be done with them more.

    mystica123athotmaildotcom

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  56. They are adorable! :) I've never used washi tape before and I'm already teeming with ideas of how I could use it. Thanks for this lovely giveaway!

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  57. Hi Kathryn, recently I discovered your blog and I really like it! You are doing very nice and sweet crafty things and it's nice to get some info about japan :) And - of course - it would be very nice to win the tape :) Greetings from Germany!

    Milo
    drop.milo.a.line@googlemail.com
    http://milo-milomilomilo.blogspot.com/

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  59. Hi! This is so pretty! Thanks for the giveaway!

    tintinarblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  60. Great giveaway! I'd love to be entered.

    Please count me in. Thanks.

    avalonne83 [at] yahoo [dot] it

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  61. I use tape quite a lot for mail packages, so this would be perfect. Thanks for the chance!

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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  62. hiiiii i like partecipate!!!thanks!1
    heglesATinwind.it

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  63. So cute! Please enter me :)

    magabygc@ gmail.com

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  64. Cute tape- great for crafting!

    Thanks!
    lesliedoll at hotmail dot com

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  65. I'd love to win this and wrap Christmas presents & cards with it!

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  66. I'D TOTALLY LOVE TO WIN THIS..

    y'know i am a creative person (self-proclaim) lol but seriously, I really wanna have this. How I wish, i'll be lucky!

    well, thank you for this giveaway!


    tanya_starpower@yahoo.com

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  67. What a lovely giveaway and I am not too late! I have a beautiful box of plain washi tape in graded soft colours and I use it a lot in my journal. It is so much nicer that ordinary boring old tape!

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  68. Never heard of this before...sounds quite interesting and already I have a few craft projects in mind...LOL......heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

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  69. So neat! Would love to craft with this! :)

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  70. Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win. I love the polka dots tapes! :)
    cass at daleking dot org

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  71. Thanks for the great giveaway! I hope I win!

    Elena
    queen-of-pain (AT) yandex (DOT) com

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  72. Wow, that's very cool. Thanks for the chance to win!

    jafuchi7[at]hawaii[dot]edu

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  73. I have not seen this product b4 but it looks fabulous and very versatile. TY for the chance to win.

    Blessings

    Gail
    gcom31@msn.com

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  74. Please enter me to this contest!

    Naomi

    mariko.koda[at]gmail.com

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  75. How fun! Keeping my fingers crossed :)

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  76. I LOVE washi tape! Why can't they make it in America? Is it just too cool for us?

    What a great shop, too! Eee, I love the measuring-tape looking stuff.

    carapacenator(at)gmail.com

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  77. ooooh, what a pretty giveaway that is! i'm kind of obsessd with masking tape, too:) i just love it!

    hallo [at] bozontee [dot] com

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  78. AWESOME! Thank you for the giveaway!

    lauren.m.gibson AT gmail DOT com

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  79. please can i enter x


    twannywun at hotmail dot com

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  80. the tapes are really cute =)

    blog.unomas.uu@gmail.com
    I follow u!

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  81. awesome! i want some of that tape!
    hope you're doing well, sounds like you are!

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  82. It's a very interesting giveaway:) I hope I win, thanks.

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  83. Such fun! This tape is great!

    Deborah
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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  84. I'd love to win this!

    I just had a very bad experience after winning a giveaway (international), waited over a month and when I asked on the update, I was told they selected a new winner cos they can't ship outside US.

    So very unfair cos they didn't check with me 1st and in the 1st place they should not advertise as international giveaways if they can't fulfill that!

    Sorry for the long ramble. I just want to win this pretty tape so I could gain back my faith in international giveaways!

    My email is: imafulltimemummy at gmail dot com

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  85. love to win washi tape,

    gustosagiveaways at ymail dot com

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  86. Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    schnitzomage {at} gmail {dot} com

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  87. I have heard of Washi Tape-designs are cute :)
    thanks for the giveaway
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  88. Oooh, I'm crossing my fingers! :)

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  89. oh my these are way to cool and cute
    amber01sw@yahoo.com

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  90. What a great giveaway! This washi tape looks super fun!

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  91. This is the first time I hear about washi tape! But the pictures look amazing so I am in :D

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  92. ahhh i love washi tape for making little buntings on paper crafts

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  93. Cute tape! Thanks for hosting the giveaway! Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

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  94. I love this tape and all the cool crafty stuff you can do with it I'll love it more if I win.

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  95. I will try my luck :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  96. I love these tapes and would like to try my luck here.
    Thanks for this wonderful giveaway. :-)

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  97. you can also get tape at wishywashi.com!

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