Wow, if you haven’t tried the new Washi Tapes yet, I have a feeling that you will soon! Washi Tape was originally a term used for Japanese, handmade paper tape. Now we use the term “Washi tape” to mean pretty much any printed paper, with a light adhesive on the back, that is super easy to tear by hand and stick to paper crafting projects here & there to add a little extra oomph. Ideally, the tape has a little “give” or stretch to it to make it fun & pliable to use. Do you like my technical definition? Ha!
Hambly is probably the brand best known for bringing Washi tape to paper crafters, but Hambly is no longer alone in the market! We discussed Washi Tapes in our 2011 Trends Wrap-Up here, and from the looks of our CHA 2012 sneak peeks so far, it looks like the trend will be even more prominent in 2012!
Here are the new “Washi” tapes being introduced at the winter CHA 2012 that we’ve identified so far …
We R Memory Keepers
Queen & Company
Update: Queen & Company Trendy Tape Now Available here.
Little Yellow Bicycle
Tim Holtz / Idea-ology Tissue Tape
Wow, that’s a lot paper tape! What do you think about Washi Tape? Have you tried it yet? Which of the above are your faves for this season? As we identify more, we’ll add those into the above listings to keep things tidy 🙂 You can also find the above images pinned on our Wild About Washi Tape pinterest board.
Meanwhile, if you’re feeling the itch to give Washi or paper tape a try and just can’t wait for the new stuff to hit retailers, here are some current brands that you can find in your local scrapbook store or online …
What current and/ or upcoming washi & paper tapes have we missed? Leave us a comment and we’ll get them added to this post!