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est. 2007

Wee find: Decorative tapes

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Here’s something completely non-essential that I can’t stop looking at: decorative tape. I briefly touched on the subject recently when I posted about Lazy Oaf, but I’ve since found a couple of relatively new UK-based online shops that do a particularly good job at sourcing some hard-to-find varieties from Japan, Korea, the US and beyond.

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I’ve been gifted some very cool Japanese MT Tape (above, £5.95 for a pack of two) by
Nonesuchthings, who describes her website as ‘somewhere between a blog
and a shop’. It’s made from Washi (rice) paper and is removable, so
it can be used for all sorts of crafty and enterprising endeavours.

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Meanwhile, Papermash (above) stocks all manner of gorgeous stationery goodies that excites paper nerds like myself, including a lovely lace design (£3.75, above) and a pretty illustrative birdy tape. Don’t miss the ‘Free’ page which features a nifty downloadable snowflakes votive project (very pretty for Christmas).

  • http://www.caralaw.wordpress.com Cara

    Ooo – what pretty tapes and just in time for Christmas too :) Off to look at the shops, though may have to hide the debit card first…

  • http://www.whatkatiedoes.net katie

    Shame it’s all so expensive, it’s 60p a roll in Japan! I should have bought even more than I did!

  • Charlotte

    Rob Ryan also does lovely tape that’s perfect for Christmas :]
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31906263&ref=em

  • http://www.themakelounge.com jennifer | the make lounge

    We’re hoping to start stocking it soon, too. Love it!

  • http://profile.typepad.com/kel_eh Kel_eh

    Present and correct has a range of these too. So addictive!

  • http://www.domesticsluttery.com Siany

    Loving decorative tape at the moment! I’m sticking it everywhere! And it’s making putting up prints and memos much more fun!

  • http://cricketandpip.blogspot.com Jen

    Love these tapes!!!
    Thank you.
    Jen

  • http://www.top5photos.wordpress.com Helena

    Yes, yes yes!
    I really like the cloudy sky tapes at Lazy Oaf. Paperchase occasionaly does nice ones (I’ve got some coloured holographic ones from there). My current favourite was given to me as a gift, and it resembles a zipper!

  • http://gypsyrosewrites.wordpress.com Tammo

    I love this tape just ordered some, perfect for bundles of flowers with brown paper…discovered you today!
    Txx

  • http://basilexposition.wordpress.com Fionnuala

    Am I the only decorative tape doubter? It looks gorgeous on the roll but in general I think the effect is just naff when used to wrap a present … though I must admit the lace-effect tape is very effective with the brown paper envelope!

  • http://psynopsis-english.blogspot.com/ Sabine

    Great idea for Christmas! Thanks, Sabine x

  • http://profile.typepad.com/skirmishofwit skirmishofwit

    I had been admiring the Papermash tape only the other day. Thanks for providing some other great websites!

  • http://www.weebirdy.com Top Bird @ Wee Birdy

    Fionnuala – I know what you mean, it has the capacity to look a bit messy, but I reckon it’s a winner with plain brown paper wrapping. xx

  • http://www.beautywoome.com Jessica Teas

    Do you know Tapeswell? Of course you do… you’ve probably already posted about it here. Lovely store with killer decorative tape and other sundry post-related accoutrement.

  • http://www.fancythatonline.net Peggy S

    Have you seen FancyThat!’s line of tapes?!! They are available at JoAnn stores and on their website. 15 very cool designs.