From Japan with Love

I love getting things in the mail. Do you remember how ridiculously excited I got over washi tape? Nothing could top that…except for receiving washi tape in the mail!


I chose to order my washi tape from an Etsy seller in Japan. UGUiSU had the colors I needed at a great price AND I wanted to show support for the Japanese people, even if it was in a small way.


Sealed with washi tape!


Oh, oh! What’s inside?


My very own set of pastel rolls!

Here are the colors we’re thinking of using to indicate the three meal choices, sitting on top of the paper stock we’ll use for the escort cards. The washi tape is not fully opaque, so layering will create additional colors within the grouping. We’re hoping this is an aesthetically pleasing way to help the caterer serve the correct meals to our guests.



Color combo for “filet of beef”


Color combo for “coulibiac of salmon”


Color combo for “spinach gnocchi” (vegetarian entree)

Hive, do you have any creative ideas for how we should arrange the washi tape on the card (stripes, plaid, criss-cross)? Should I do a demo and put it to a vote?


Mrs. Pain au Chocolat

Wilmington, DE
Wedding Date:
June 2011
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  1. hyena Member
    hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 11:47 am

    Love the colors! Demo please. :)

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    hesmywatermelon 251 posts, Helper bee @ 11:47 am

    yes ! I do love a good vote :-)

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    candy apple 1877 posts, Buzzing bee @ 11:47 am

    Striiiiiiiiiiiiipes. Totally. Totes Magotes. Omg okay I need more caffine… 😉

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 11:51 am

    Stripes would be so cute!! Unless you want to show off the layering effect, then I choose plaid! Demo for sure! (assuming you have plenty of tape) I’m super excited about this.

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    MissCasey 223 posts, Helper bee @ 11:52 am

    I would LOVE to see demos and vote!!!

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    miss.qwerty 206 posts, Helper bee @ 12:07 pm

    The colors you chose are great! Looking forward to seeing a trial.

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    bRooklynRocks 4048 posts, Honey bee @ 12:20 pm

    I love washi tape. I too just ordered off of Etsy to use for the wedding. I would love to see some demos from you. Sorry I have no ideas on how to use them, I usually just steal…sorry, borrow ideas from the hive 😉

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    elephant 6339 posts, Bee Keeper @ 12:38 pm

    Love the washi tape!!! It adds such a cute added effect to any project.

  9. msseal Member
    msseal 1179 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:51 pm

    Oh washi tape, how I love thee. I’m thinking stripes, but I’ll echo the sentiments of everyone else and call for a demo! :)

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    msgiraffe 4248 posts, Honey bee @ 1:09 pm

    Ohhh man! Sooooooooo cute!!!!!!

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    oatmealpie 155 posts, Blushing bee @ 1:23 pm

    Lovely color choices! I would also suggest diagonal lines that occasionally intersect. Plaid would require weaving the tape, which would drive me batty after the first 20.

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    xtatic1 783 posts, Busy bee @ 1:27 pm

    Demo please, love the colors!

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    meerkat 3257 posts, Sugar bee @ 1:42 pm

    OH! Love all the colors!!!

  14. starfish Member
    starfish 1902 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:54 pm

    So cute, I like the demo idea

  15. bacon Member
    bacon 695 posts, Busy bee @ 1:58 pm

    Ooh, demo please! This is such a great idea!

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    tartlet 3227 posts, Sugar bee @ 2:26 pm

    Tone-on-tone criss cross! But pleaaaaaase do a demo so we can see more lovely washi tape! 😀

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    organicgal 259 posts, Helper bee @ 3:55 pm

    Demo please!! :)

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    Kcoleybear 683 posts, Busy bee @ 7:49 pm

    OOOOHHHH!!! Washi Tape!! I love washi tape!!

  19. painauchocolat Member
    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:10 pm

    @oatmealpie: You are so right about the plaid. I may have tried it when playing with the transparency of the washi tape and NO way was I doing that for 100 cards. I am a bride but I am not nuts.
    @Miss Pony: oh, do not fear — there is plenty of tape for a demo! I’ll get it on this in the next few days so the hive can weigh in.
    @Miss Tartlet: Demo request for tone-on-tone criss cross received!
    @Miss Candy Apple, @Miss Pony & @Miss Seal: Stripes, got it!

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    carousel 590 posts, Busy bee @ 6:14 pm

    That is so pretty!! Can’t wait to see the demos :-)

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    snowcone 1141 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:35 pm

    mmm pretty colors… I had never heard of this mystical tape before a few weeks ago, but it looks pretty enticing!

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    From Japan With Love, Guest @ 10:33 am

    so cute tapes!!

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    mrsjanning 52 posts, Worker bee @ 7:36 am

    I get my washi tape at

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