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Giveaway from Downtown Tape

DSC_0032copyThis giveaway has now ended, please see the bottom of this post for the winner.

The nice folks at Downtown Tape contacted me to host a giveaway of their wonderful washi tape. I’ll be honest and tell you I have never used any washi tape, can you believe it?
Since I spend more time shopping at The Home Depot instead of craft stores, I’ve never even actually seen washi tape before.  But just because I’ve never used it doesn’t mean I don’t know all the wonderful things you can do with it.

dtt215Look at their adorable logo, and that fabulous price!

downtowntape116(1)There are stripes. .  .

downtowntape113.  .  .  flowers

downtowntape115.  .  .  polka dots.

DSC_0039-1Look how easy it is to embellish these clips.  What would I use it on?  Probably some picture frames.

What’s up for grabs?
10 rolls of washi tape + 25 tags
How to enter:
Leave a comment below telling me something about washi tape.  Have you used it? If so, tell me your favorite project. If you have not used it, tell me what you might use it on.  That’s it!  One comment, one entry.
Giveaway starts today and ends November 7, 2012 at 9PM EST.  Giveaway open to entrants 18 years and older, worldwide!  How great is that for my far away friends!  Void where prohibited by law. One winner will be chosen via random.org from all eligible entries, announcement posted on this  post on or after Thursday November 8, 2012.
Downtown Tape would like you to know that you can receive free downloadable tags ($10 value) when you sign up for their newsletter…so everyone is a winner!  Keep up with all the latest news via their facebook page.

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  1. I have not used washi tape, but I would love to try it on cards (my daughters and I love to write notes to people.)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. I used it once for a project a while back. It was a scrabook that I really needed something strong for to hold back these pieces of cardboard that I had decorated to put around some of the pictures and also to create little things. The tape was perfect for holding it in place and also to further decorate it. It was so cute!

  3. I would love to try washi tape on frames I repurpose into hairbow and jewelry holders

  4. I have never used it but it sounds amazing! I would use it on my projects for kids at the hospital where I volunteer as well as for crafts.

  5. I haven’t tried washi tape yet but I keep gathering wonderful ideas on projects using it for when I get some.

  6. what a great giveaway!! I have never used washi tape but I am willing to!! fingers crossed!

  7. wooow thanks so much for the chance to win!! I have only two rolls of washi tape but I love them! I mostly used in my cards or my diary (:

  8. this tape is so cute! with christmas around the corner this would be perfect!

  9. i have no closets so i have some shelves in my bedroom for sweaters. i would love to spruce them up with some tape!
    rwvanvoorhis at gmail dot com

  10. I have used it and I love to decorate my glossy jewelry gift boxes with the Washi Tape and cold process soap packages!


  11. I have always wanted to try washi tape but haven’t found it in my local stores. I would love to win some.

  12. I need some washi tape. I feel like I’m not a true crafter because I don’t have any

  13. Washi Tape is hugely popular in the scrapbooking and card making industry right now….. people can’t get enough of it to decorate cards and pages!!…. Hundreds of different designs and a variety of widths are available. There’s even YouTube Videos on how to make some yourself!! :)

  14. I havent tried washi yet, but the first time my daughter & I saw some in a store she wanted to make some earrings out it.

  15. I just ordered 5 rolls from them! When they came I sat and stared at my first washi tape purchase and wondered what I was going to do with them? Then the small pumpkin behind them popped into focus and I decorated the pumpkin with it! I gave it washi tape stripes. Super cute. Can’t wait to try more ideas.

  16. I haven’t used it yet, but would love to try it with my Christmas gift wrapping :)


  17. I have never had any, but I want some for gift wrapping!!!

  18. I love all the things you can do with Washi Tape, I just found it on Pinterest and love all the ideas. I can’t wait to pick some up, I haven’t been this excited about a product since I found Rub-n-buff.


  19. I’ve not used Washi tape but I would love to decorate some plain picture frames with it. The Easter egg idea is cute, too. I’m sure there are lots of uses I could put it to.

  20. I’ve used it in kid’s craft projects to decorate cups and frames!

  21. LOL:) This is one of those things that has been on my “supply” list to get. I have not yet used it, have heard of it, and can see so many possibilities with the use of it too. Shipping, mailing, office, home decor, home improvements, and so many uses the possibilities are endless. Another fun supply to use, and create with!

  22. I’ve never tried washi tape but have seen some beautiful uses for it so I’d really like to have a chance to make something nice with it

  23. wow! what great design of washi tape, i havent used it myself but know of a few crafty people that are gaga for washi tape, i would use it as a trim on a whole lot of different things going in the same space to bring cohesion.
    take care

  24. I havethree roles of it, but haven’t used it yet. My “plan” is to use it to tape down gift tags for Christmas.

  25. I love using washi tape. I have a magnet project I want to get some new designs for!

  26. I love it to decorate my jars in the pantry! Jbukow@comcast.net

  27. I probably have what borders on a washi tape addiction … I’m always on the look out for a cool new pattern … love making cards, wrapping packages, using it for masking … the list goes on. Thanks for the chance to win. SmilynStef at aol dot com

  28. I have never used washi tape, but I am more than a little fascinated. I have seen so many wonderful crafts that I am ready to jump on board :)

  29. My email address is busymommyofseven@yahoo.com

  30. We use it to hang my kids artwork and on packages!!

  31. I used something similar to it today on my vinyl shower curtain. Some of the holes that the shower curtain rings tore. I don’t have the money to buy a new shower curtain but I had yellow tape that matched my yellow bathroom. I put the tape across the top like a stripe. It looks great and it will last a while longer. I love the patterns you have there!

  32. Anonymous says:

    I have never used washi tape, but think a first project would be to jazz up some repurposed containers I am using as bulk canisters in my pantry. Dee Johnanddee369@gmail.com

  33. I have never used Washi tape. I’ve been very curious about several of the projects I’ve seen. I would love to try out some new projects.

  34. I haven’t had the pleasure of using washi tape as yet, but am dying to try it. I’m kinda in a state of flux at present (divorce, living with friends, not sure where I’ll end up) so I’m limiting myself on my craft projects due to the uncertainty.

  35. I love using it on gifts for people!

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

  36. I had never heard of Washi tape before now, so I’m excited about this new find. With so many beautiful patterns, I can imagine using it for hand-made x-mas gifts.
    colibrinb at gmail dot com

  37. I love it! Haven’t used it before so I would have to scour blog land to see what all I could do :)

  38. Washi tape never used but so would like to get some and use it on a picture frame or on a box I have.

  39. I just discovered washi tape and I have done several fun projects with it. I have open cupboards for my dishes. I painted the inside of the cupboard and then put washi tape on the front edge of each shelf. I love how it looks and gives a little pop to each edge!

  40. I haven’t used it but think it is super cool! I would use it on clips like the ones above, and I am sure for lots more!

  41. Anonymous says:

    I haven’t tried it but picture frames sound like a good idea to me. rolyn_79(at)yahoo.com

  42. I’ve been hearing about washi tape but I’ve never used it and always seem to forget about it when I’m at my favorite craft stores. I would probably use it on anything and everything I could get my hands on. My daughters want to make those cute little paper clip bookmarks for their friends for Christmas. I would probably start with that.


  43. Anonymous says:

    I’ve never tried it before, but would love to give it a go. I might try it first on a DIY magnetic post board.


  44. Eloquence says:

    I haven’t used it, but I think it would look so cute dressing up some plain notebooks and I would love to try!

    eloquent [at] live.com

  45. Anonymous says:

    I’ve never heard of it until now but love it!! I think I could use it for all sorts of crafting project – but the one that I’m thinking to try first is an Advent Calendar I saw using clothespins!!

    Gretchen (gbeck517@yahoo.com)

  46. I love washi tape! I love using it as an accent on my scrapbook pages and cards but I’d love to try more things with it around the house! It would be awesome to wrap presents with too!

  47. What a fab giveaway, and yes great for your far away friends! I could cry at the cost of washi tape here sometimes!

    Thanks for hosting!

  48. I have used it once on my daughter’s graduation announcements. Would love to use it more! Thanks for a chance to win!

  49. Right now as I type this comment, I’m looking at two large computer monitors in both black and steel colors; I would dress my monitors to be more fun with washi tape, and probably coordinate my electric pencil sharpener, too!

  50. I have not used it, but I have been collecting wonderful projects that utilize it! Fingers crossed. Thanks for the chance to win!

  51. I haven’t used Washi tape, but would love to give it a try. Thanks for the chance to win. Deb Plapp thebee52@frontier.com

  52. Anonymous says:

    It looks like it would be fun to use.

  53. I love washi tape! It’s great for adding a pop of fun to just about anything.
    mcclusks @ bellsouth.net

  54. I would love to win so I could try on some crafts of my own.


  55. I love Washi tape. I have used it to embellish cards, canvas art and my pens!

  56. I’ve never used it but I’d like to give it a try.

  57. I love Washi Tape. I bought some from Plaid Barn not too long ago. It’s fun to use to decorate binder clips and clothes pins to use in crafty ways!

  58. I’m in love with washi tape. I only have 4 rolls but mixing and matching it up in paper crafts is my favorite thing to do with it.

  59. I have not used it but would love to re-purpose some old brass lightfixtures with it as outdoor lanterns.kimdaly@soulicious.net

  60. I’ve never used washing tape before, but have seen posts from other people where they used it as wall decor! I would love to create some faux frames with the tape to put pictures inside of!


  61. I have never used it, but would love to try it out! I have some cardboard boxes that I’ve painted white and use to store plastic bags – they could use a little decoration!

  62. P.S. Here’s my e-mail address: texpert2@yahoo.com.Thanks!

  63. Because of dietary restrictions,I drink LOTS of Ensure, and those sturdy white plastic bottles build up fast! I use them to store EVERYthing: Nails, buttons, binder clips, etc., ETC. I have been looking for a way to dress the bottles up to look attractive on a shelf, and I am INSPIRED by
    Downtown Tape. I would love to win a starter supply! By the way, I agree that their logo is topnotch!

  64. I have just experimented with Washi Tape…using it as a quick frame around a die cut on a card-(to give the appearance of a portrait). I do love the bookmark out of a paperclip idea on their website!

  65. I want to use it on a file holder for my kitchen office. Thanks!

  66. I love washi tape, they are so cute! I seen a project where you use washi tape on used Starbucks cartons and then you can put straws or plastic ware in them, but I was thinking of putting markers, etc. There’s just so many ways to use them. Thanks for the giveaway!

  67. I have never used it but would start with wrapping gifts and move on from there.

  68. I’ve never used it, but I would love to try it! I’m a binder clip freak…that’s the first thing I would try it on! :)
    fuzzydi at gmail

  69. I love washi tape. I am embarrassed to admit how many rolls of this stuff I own Let’s call it 50 plus, that’s on the low side. I use it to pretty-up packages & cards, on scrapbook pages & cards. I’ve used it to decorate glass votives because its translucent qualities are perfect paired with candlelight.

  70. OH Gail, I LOVE Washi tape! I was sent a bit of several years ago as part of a scrap “grab bag” that I won… my partner was from New Zealand so she had been using it for some time. I used it to make some lovely Christmas cards and notepads (it was my “binding”.) I have to admit I sign up for every Downtown Tape giveaway that I see in hopes of winning one day… otherwise I’m asking for some for Christmas!

  71. Washi Tape, it’s like stickers for grown-ups! When creativity is involved, the possibilities are endless… me, with string & washi tape, I’d make a tiny bunting and hang it from my picture frames. :)

  72. Haven’t used it yet but think there are so many crafting possibilities. I can see decorating cards, making stickers, and so much more. I love all the pretty colors and patterns.

  73. I would love to use it on my Christmas tags!

  74. I have never used Washi tape, but … would start with adding prettiness easy to containers for craft storage … then … cards? calendars? books? oh my …

  75. This tape is really cute. No, I have not used this tape but I will now be looking for it in the stores. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  76. Yes, I have a couple of rolls and love it. I have used it to decorate and close up cardboard that I have sent in the mail to keep things from getting bent in the mail. The color is a fun pop.
    Karen G

  77. I’ve never used it before. And like you, I’ve never even seen it in person. But I do love all the patterns and colors it comes in. I’d have to think for a while on how I would use it.

  78. I would love to try it! I’ve never used it but would love to make some matching desk sets for my office. Pencil holder, Stapler, Post It holder,decorate a pen or pencil and also my writing/scribble note pad!!

  79. I used some to decorate the binder clips I spray painted. They look so cute with all the color now. I used the clips to hand postcards on the nail grid in my bathroom. It was great inexpensive “art”.

  80. I love washi tape, and don’t use it nearly enough! I have used it to wrap packages for mailing, or for tags for items I sell…it makes such a fun statement.

  81. Hi Gail… I’ve used it and I love it. I used it to embellish my business cards!

  82. Didn’t know what washi tape was till I read it here on your blog well would love to try some now

  83. I’ve never heard of it before, but that’s why I read your blog, to find out new things!! Thanks for keeping up to date!!
    I would use the tape for: decorating flower pots, making paper Xmas ornaments, adding a little pizzazz to my recycled tin cans, making bookmarks, looks like a thousand things can be decorated with this tape. I hope I win!

  84. I love how cute it is! I’d use it to decorate my wrapping paper!

  85. I’ve never used it but would love to! I use clothes pins for some many things throughout my home it would be fun to spruce them up with Washi tape! Hope I win :)

  86. I have not used washi tape yet but have admired so many creative uses that pop up in blogs I follow. These are so cute!

  87. I have not used Washi tape yet but I just love all the patterns and would love to try some crafting with it. Several years ago I watched them make Easter Eggs with it. Went looking for it and no one had heard of it.

  88. I haven’t used Washi Tape yet–but I would love to try some crafting projects with it with my Grandchildren…

  89. I absolutely LOVE washi tape – love all the patterns and options!

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