Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Japanese masking tape

I'm very excited to have these Japanese masking tapes in stock at Papermash. I have been having so much fun already.

I think my Polaroid notebook idea is a great one, if I say so myself (using a Polaroid from my Polaroid subscription and these tapes.)

A glassine envelope wrapped with these tapes. There are so many craft opportunities (if you are into that kind of thing) as it's low-tack, tears easily and can even be written on. I've had wallpaper samples stuck on the wall for over a year with this, and it still doesn't remove the paint when you take it off. Here are some brilliant ideas I've seen - I'd love to hear your suggestions.


More lovely invitations using the same bunting idea.


And this is my favourite - using a stamp to customise the tape. Skull and Cross Buns on Folksy has a range of rubber stamps.

To celebrate their arrival (there are more coming soon), I'm offering 10% off everything for two days if you use the code teaforjoy (finishing Wednesday.) My favourite new items are these striped notebooks (with the text 'Writing, drawing. A notebook makes me feel free and happy' - sometimes Japanese items have quite random English sayings...) P&P is now free in the UK on orders over £25.

31 comments:

oleoledesign said...

I just love it!!!!

Hat lady said...

Thank you! I´ve just bought a nice lace tape!

George's Mum said...

hi.... I have been trying to get this tape in the UK for AGES! I have just bought some but the code for 10% off didn't seem to work. Sorry to reply here... Anna x http://eviegeorge.blogspot.com

Lynne said...

George's mum - it should work, I've had a few orders come through. Try without the ' ' - please let me know if you're still having problems.

Lynne

Teresa said...

Fantastic tape idea! I love the notebook!

aneyefordetail said...

These are fabulous! Any idea if/where one can buy in the U.S.???

George's Mum said...

Hi again, It all went throught without the discount so it's paid for already. No worries. Looking forward to getting my lovely tape!!! x

Lynne said...

George's mum - I'll refund you the 10%, don't worry. Not sure why it didn't work for you!

Casa Bella said...

I love them! I'm getting some of those. The notebook looks great.

Jillian said...

I stumbled across your site via the Guardian. I live in Tokyo and am surrounded by the masking tape. A lot of people here tend to use it for umbrellas (to make a signature mark so you can tell yours from others that are the same), in scrapbooks under photos (writing tags with the date, names), and to seal plastic gift bags usually with a cherry blossom sprig tucked in.

Your site is great! I can't wait to visit the store when I move.

Lynne said...

Jillian, I love the umbrella idea! I'm going to look on Flickr to see if I can find photos of any!

Polly R said...

I loved this post! All the ideas are so great! And I'm so glad these tapes are finally available in the Uk. I'm off to Papermash now to check them out!
xx

Taylor Sterling said...

Very cooL!

annie markantonatou said...

love these tapes! i think i saw something like this in a shop at bigcartel.com

JenRem said...

I want. I need. I love. Seriously, beautiful. LOVE, LOVE, LOVe!

Marija said...

I may not be the most talented DIYer but I think I can handle the tape gift wrap. At least I'm willing to give it a try! It is adorable! And I'm certainly willing to try anything that will prevent someone from accidentally snagging my black umbrella (yet again) Marija

Cassie said...

Oh I love these and I had a little practise this afternoon with the tape you were kind enough to add to my little give away prize. I am now debating which colours I would like first!
xx

You Are My Fave said...

Really and truly it makes everything prettier. Nice addition to the shop.

my spatula said...

i just packed up 12 moving boxes. they would have been so much happier dressed with pretty masking tape.

anna and the ring said...

Oh Papermash I love you so. You bring all the lovelies into my life!

Two Flights Down said...

I live in Japan and I see this tape everywhere. It's so gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your crafts with us!

Alex said...

LOVE the bunting!

down pillow said...

Soooo cute!!!!

alli/hooray said...

So, so many uses for this tape. Great roundup, and love the last idea with the stamps, brilliant!

conversationpieces said...

They're gorgeous :)

P.S. I so thought you would like the pencil invite/save the date card being a stationery queen! ;)

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

oh wow I was actually just looking for some of these! :)

George's Mum said...

my tape got here the next day!! Awesome service thank you! I have been taping ever since. This stuff is so cool! and so versatile. I'm so excited I did a blog post on my love for it!! Thank you. x

Molly said...

These tapes are so beautiful, I definitely shall be ordering them :)

also, just wanted to say your blog is fantastic, I'm quite new to this and it's great to see such a lovely blog which I could browse through for hours- very inspiring!

Thankyou!

http://mollyrowlands.blogspot.com

ieva jansone said...

oh wow! these tapes are fantastic!!

melski said...

oooo! I love this post! Looks fabulous!

Elisabelle said...

i just got some.
i can't wait:)