Thursday, January 10, 2013

NEW VIDEO: Make Your Own Washi Tape!

Hi, everyone! I hope you're all enjoying your week ~ almost halfway through! I leave in two(ish) days to head out to Anaheim for the Winter 2013 CHA Show, so I hope to be back with lots of great ideas for 2013 projects.
I will be tweeting pictures of things I see from the show. To follow the action, check me out here: @Kathryn_Scraps on Twitter.
Before I go, though, I have one last video and two more USTREAMs for you!


On today's USTREAM shows, we're going to be making some cute Valentine treat holders.
I know it's only January 10th, but I'm doing them a month before the holiday so you will have plenty of time to mass produce them for kid's classrooms, church groups, friends, neighbors, etc. 
Treat box classes are this afternoon from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Eastern USA time and then again this evening from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM Eastern USA time. 
All classes and their recordings will be over on my USTREAM channel: Kathryn Scraps!

To convert Eastern USA time to your time zone, click here: Time Zone Converter.

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I have a longer USTREAM tutorial on how to make your own washi tape, which you can check out here if you prefer to see me work in real time: Homemade Washi.

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I thought I'd make a shorter video for YouTube, in case anyone wanted some quick info or extra ideas for more tapes. I tried to make these tapes different from the ones we did on USTREAM.
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 Also, I really didn't feel like folding my laundry or packing for CHA so "make a video" seemed like a GREAT idea at 2:00 a.m. :D

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I'm super happy with how cute they all turned out! This is such a relaxing project for me, because I just love playing with colors, inks, stamps & just having fun. And if a style of tape doesn't work out, it's only tissue paper, so who cares!?!!!

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I filmed this technique video for my YouTube channel.
You can watch the video below,
or click this link to watch it over on YouTube: Make Your Own Washi Tape.

Have a great day & see you later this afternoon!



  1. Going through my stamps, pulling out my Distress Stains, going to make custom tissue tape!! Have fun @ CHA. Would love to meet you, Laura and Jim, the Gentleman Crafter and others.

    1. I am sure we are going to have a blast at CHA! It sounds like you have a lot of fun stuff planned for this technique, too! Enjoy! :D

  2. Great tutorial Kathryn, thanks very much. I must go try that :)

  3. How cool is this! What a Wonderful way to personalize washi/tissue tape!! I have learned so much from you Kathryn!! Your testing and trying out products are such a help to us all! Thank You!! Have a Wonderful time at CHA--enjoy every minute of it!! Stay Safe and Well!!

    1. Thank you so much! I am glad you are finding the reviews, tips and techniques helpful. :) I'll be sure to keep you guys updated on the CHA happenings.

  4. This is such a great idea. I don't want to even think about how many rolls of tape I have that are never quite the right color, design, etc.

    1. One of the things I like about making my own is that I get exactly the color and design that I want/need. I can make plenty for the project, and I don't have yards and yards left over at the end.

  5. I should be doing laundry, too!! But am not. I only watched the short video (again think laundry), but I was wondering why scor- tape on some and miracle tape on others? Thank you so much -- you are a joy to watch! Sincerely! Linda Myers, Portland, maine

    1. I am slowly converting all my tape widths from Score-tape to Miracle Tape. I prefer Miracle Tape (ever so slightly), so when I run out of a width in Score-Tape, I replace it with Miracle Tape. The 1" was just the first to run out! That's the only reason behind the two widths - nothing technical. :)

      But it does show that the two tapes are pretty much interchangeable.

  6. Guess I haven't been here for awhile. The blog looks great and so does the Washi Tape video. Have fun at CHA!