I originally saw this project on Katri's board, "Mail Love." The link did not take me directly to the project, but after some searching, I found it- Washi Tape Envelopes- a tutorial. I know a lot of you out there are hoarding washi tape and envelopes- join the club! But, instead of using my current stash of washi tape, I had to go out and find some more. But where?Luckily, that day I had seen that Amber had discovered washi tape at Target.
I went with the intention of only buying one, but of course that flew out the window. At 2.99 each, I couldn't resist these neon colors.
Or these cool patterns. The thicker tape cost 3.99, but still a deal
I also found some of more printed tape in the art supply section, this whole set for $7.
So following Katri's instructions, I lined some envelopes with my new neon tape. Obsessed, right?
Well it didn't take me long to get the hang of it, and soon I had outlined five of these run-of-the-mill envelopes into definite eye catchers. The washi tape (made by scotch) was easy to work with and re-positionable. I'd definitely buy more. The kid made modern tape could be greatly improved- when I placed it on the envelope crooked and tried to peel it off, it tore the paper. Then after a few hours the edges were curling up. I won't be buying any more kid -made modern tape in the future.
Katri put together a wonderful tutorial!