Hey everyone! Today I’m stopping in with a rather spontaneous post. I thought it’d be fun to have a more comfy, conversational sort of post every now and then, so with that idea in mind, Desk Talk was born! I’m notorious for starting series’ here on the blog and not actually following through, but since I’m two-for-two with my 15 Minute Friday, I think I’ll be able to manage this, at least as a once a month deal.
I know I’m pretty late to the bandwagon, but guys, I’m starting to seriously love washi tape. Maybe it’s because I’ve been better about actually sending out a few of the hundreds of cards I make, but they are so. flipping. fun.
I’ve really only used them for decorating envelopes, but I’m excited to try them on cards and maybe, just maybe, my planner.
Also, I’m a washi pack kind of person – there are some really beautiful single rolls out there, but I prefer to have lots of designs with less yardage on each roll, versus a few designs that will last forever. That being said, there are a few single rolls I will probably eventually “invest” in (ha!), but today’s post is all about the packs.
So today I’m sharing some washi packs I’ve been keeping tucked in my cart, waiting until I can complete day #75 of my 100-day sketching challenge and treat myself!
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My favorite. I really have a thing for landscape washi tape. This pack is first in my cart!
UPDATE: when I ordered the pack below, I received eight rolls of one design (the bottom one in the picture). I ended up returning it – I’m not sure if this is a retailer problem or what, but I’m more careful about reading the item descriptions now. 😉
This 24 pack has also some pretty landscapes:
This set is a seasonal themed set – I love the windmills and the mountain rolls!
This is a big pack of rolls, 48! Some, like the donut one, I honestly would probably just use as masking tape versus a more decorative use, but there are some super cute animal ones and also some nice floral patterns.
This is a soft, more contemporary set that just makes me feel a little calmer looking at it. 😉
When looking for some pretty floral photography props at Joann’s last weekend, I picked up two packs of washi tape from a new-to-me company, Ms. Sparkle & Co. I think it’s a Joann exclusive, considering I can’t find these rolls anywhere else, but they have some really adorable themed sets (see below) and some great pattern sets. I really love this colorful woodgrain set, as well as its neutral woodgrains counterpart.
A Little Bit of Everything
More love for Ms. Sparkle & Co., because dang, they sure are cute. I picked up a cute gnome set (that I couldn’t find online – sorry! look at my Instagram to see it) and this flipping adorable animal set.
Keep in mind that I’m not super picky when it comes to washi – as long as it peels off the roll easily enough (I hate ones that tear all over the place), I’m pretty happy. I also haven’t tested most of these products, so I can’t vouch for the quality. I just know that I’ll be trying most of these out myself, but if there’s enough interest, I can do a review of the ones I do end up buying.
I’m not gonna lie – my current storage “system” is a total mess. Like, this mess…
So I’ve been looking a different options on Amazon for better storage, and there are a LOT of options.
You can buy dispensers that will cut the tape for you, but those don’t hold as much, and I really love tearing the tape myself. The most popular option then seems to be using makeup storage containers, and there are loads out there.
Because it would take forever to go through the most popular ones, I’m just going to share the two units I’m waffling between right now…
I’ve barely scratched the surface of washi world! Do you have any favorites from this list, or even some that you don’t see here? Leave a comment and enable me! I mean, share with others! 😉