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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Stacks o' Tape


As I was setting these up, I kept thinking, "I hope we don't have an earthquake!"

Seth over at the Altered Page posted a call for stacks of inspiration. Here's my contribution! Tape!

Above is a photo of every roll of washi paper tape that I own. This is my personal pile (though some have been brought to share with students occasionally. I usually have a pile of tapes for class use and one for personal use. It does make it easy when it comes to travel and storage!)

You can tell the ones that I use the most. My favorite designs are usually solid colors (like hot pink, orange, gold, cream) or anything with text on it (especially the pink text that comes in the French set from Marks that Ginko Papers sells.)

Fyi, for more tape (and where I buy it) click here.

When I buy the washi paper tape, I usually prefer the regular size rolls (I'm not a huge fan of the skinny rolls) that I can tear down into the sizes that I want.

When it comes to storage, I have a small black, zippered soft case (that used to hold small computer stereo speakers) for on the go use. At home, I have an iris case and a 12 x 12" scrapbooking paper case. I have also stored the rolls in baskets and on pant hangers.

Stop by The Altered Page and see what other Stacks of Inspiration Seth and his readers are sharing on September 21st!

28 comments:

Caity said...

SWOOOOOOON! I have serious tape envy! It's still not a common thing over here in Australia. Whenever I bring out my BAG of tape you sent me, people are amazed!

Caatje said...

Wow, I thought I was a tape hoarder, but I bow to you, my queen! (I'm also green with envy). ;-)

Emie58 said...

WOW!!! That is a lot of tape!!!
I also like the solid tapes b/c I can use it to write on.
Emie

Seth said...

I was hoping you would stack your rolls of tape and you did! They look like skyscrapers to me...and very inspiring.

Dianne said...

marvelous and colorful stack! an addiction to tapes has not happened to me yet...but this is surely a temptation. gotta say I've looked enviously at the purple duct tape...great photo, and thanks for the links!

~*~Patty S said...

Oh my I have tape lust after seeing your very fine collection...that stack rocks!
oxo

Marit said...

This is indeed an inspiring stack Kelly!!! Look at all the colours... WOWZAH!!

Marylinn Kelly said...

Oh. Oh. The height is dizzying. And luscious. Happy stacks. xo

cHim-prints said...

My first purchase of washi tape just arrived. I haven't had a chance to use it yet.

I gasped when I saw your stacks! I would love to see how you use it.

cHim-prints said...

My first purchase of washi tape just arrived. I haven't had a chance to use it yet.

I gasped when I saw your stacks! I would love to see how you use it.

Melissa said...

omg *drool*

I'm taken to making my own tape, though it's not as magical as the real deal! Yum!

What kind of camera are you using? I see that you are using the flash. Have you tried "bouncing" it?

I used to do this (back when my flash wasn't broken...). You take a piece of white paper, and hold it in front of the flash at an angle so that the light bounces off of the paper, so it hits the ceiling or wall. It's like magic.

But you have to be careful!

Hold the paper so that it's at least an inch away from the bulb because the bulb might get too hot and fry up.

it takes a bit of practice to get it to bounce at the same time as holding the paper in the right place but it's totally worth it.

Kelly Snelling_Soulhumming.typepad.com said...

Awesome tape stacks!!

Claudine Intner said...

Fun colors! I hope they don't tip over!

bohemiannie! art said...

that's a LOT of tape!

amanda said...

oh my goodness! can i come over to play?

H.D. Campbell said...

Thats alot of tape..love all the colours!

Kelly Kilmer said...

Thanks, everyone!

I used my cellphone (droid x) in my very dark living room at nine at night to take the picture. I knew if I didn't do it then, I would not get a chance to participate!

MarleneMAZ said...

Well I don't feel so bad now after seeing your huge stack! I should show my husband this picture so he will know it could be a lot worse :)

donnaj said...

I love the stacks of tape! becoming a big fan of this stuff after an online class recently!

Dave said...

Great stacks! Very, very wonderful!!! Love all the tape...I need to get more of this!!!

alteredbits said...

i think you have a [wonderfully divine] tape addiction -- gorgeous stuff!

April Cole said...

Oh my... look at all this tape, WOW! :]
Fantastic stack, thanks for sharing :]

fairyrocks said...

WOW thats a lot of WASHI...
Fantastic stacks, makes me want to carefully dig to the back and see what I come out with

Andria said...

Your tape stacks look fantastic! I keep saying I need to buy some more (I have VERY little), but never follow through. Seeing this "collection" might be the push I need...impressive!

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

That is an impressive washi collection ypu have stacked, wht is it about that glorious washi tape we all love.

Cat said...

I am pea green with envy over your tape stash!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I don't think I've ever en so much tape in my life. Not even at my local hardware store! Wonderful stack.

jaeartworks said...

that's tape? i thought it was ribbon at first. either way, nice pic!