Wednesday, May 30, 2012

MT Expo in Taipei, Taiwan

We had a great time in Taipei and Tokyo, but I'm so glad to finally be home! We're still dealing with terrible jet lag, especially my one year old, so I haven't had a chance yet to sort, photograph and list all the new tapes I brought back. Soon though, I promise! I thought I'd share some photos from the MT Expo in Taipei! I brought home a lot of limited edition tapes from the event.

The event took place inside Eslite Bookstore.  The stripes on the buildings and dots on the windows and doors are all masking tape.

The escalators had stripes of masking tape on them.

The floors as well.

The elevator.

One corner was lined with all the different patterned and solid tapes MT has (this was not all of them)

The ceiling.

A tree and dragon on one of the walls.

A window display.

There was an area to decorate your own little box with masking tape.

Sone of what I brought back!  More posts to come!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Quick Washi Tape Birthday Tag

The kids were invited to a birthday party yesterday and I made this tag right before we left.  I just used a plain white tag and used MT's Black Alphabet Masking Tape and Decor's Black Diagonal Striped Washi Tape.  I cut out the letters I needed from the alphabet tape, and since it's repositionable, I stuck the unused letters on a piece of cardstock to use later on another project.  I then took the striped tape and wrapped it around the edges of the tag.  

I wrapped the gift in green tissue paper and attached the tag with twine!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Washi Tape Inspired Hand Carved Stamp

I've been stamping for years and have purchased a few hand carved stamps on Etsy.  Just the thought of hand carving a stamp is so daunting, but my cousin recently told me I could purchase a little carving kit, and that it was actually quite easy.  So I bought my kit and this was my first attempt at a hand carved stamp!  I picked a really simple design, striped washi tape!  The hand carved stamps that I've purchased look so smooth and clean...mine is pretty rough looking!  But for my first time, I'm happy with how it came out.  Hopefully the next one I have to share is much prettier!  For anyone interested in trying it out, I purchased the Speedball Speedy Carve Stamp Making Kit at my local Michael's craft store.