Faux Washi Tape

by Cindy Coutts

Create your own Washi tape in a few easy steps.


  • Post-It Super Sticky Label Roll (3M)

  • Stamps

  • Ink

  • Scissors


  1. Step 1

    Peel off pieces of tape from the Post-It Super Sticky Label Roll.

  2. Step 2

    Stamp tape with images and ink of your choice.

  3. Step 3

    Cut end of tape with regular or decorative scissors and adhere to card front.

  4. Step 4

    Finish your project.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Faux Washi Tape. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

I stamped tissue paper and then stuck it to one side of some Sook-Wang two sided paper, cut it into strips and, voila! tissue tape.

to answer the comments of tape vs printed paper:

tissue tape is translucent. you can tape over something and the image below ghosts through. if yous tamp of vellum, you might get a similar effect.
judith  |  Wed May 9, 2012 at 3:02 PM
I found the post-it tape at Staples yesterday in the filing and file tab section - they had white, yellow and green colors. Great and quick idea, thanks for sharing with us!
Dayna  |  Thu May 10, 2012 at 5:37 AM
I love this isdea, however we do NOT have that tape in Australia. NEVER MIND I USE MICROPORE paper tape from the chemist (aka drug store), it is translucent and works like magic!

JUST A NOTE, try turning your sissors UPSIDE DOWN to get the SCALLOPED EDGE YOU WERE AFTER!

Genlte Hugs, Stacey
StaceyDeller  |  Thu May 10, 2012 at 5:40 AM
WHAT WAS THE INK PADS THAT YOU USED, they look soooo cool!
Gentle Hugs, Stacey
StaceyDeller  |  Thu May 10, 2012 at 5:42 AM
Loved your idea. What is the Dream rubberstamp you used?
myra  |  Thu May 10, 2012 at 10:46 AM
I also agree. I just use a strip of cs and stamp and then glue or run it through my xyron create-a-sticker and it works great. Also run vellum through create-a-sticker without seeing your double stick tape through the vellum.
Judy Miller  |  Thu May 10, 2012 at 11:09 AM
Absolutely beautiful card design. Don't listen to the assorted grumbles my time was well spent watching you construct the card. I'm off to find some of the post it label roll tape. Wish me luck. Will post a card when I find some.
Put_H_B4_the_G  |  Fri May 11, 2012 at 12:43 AM
I live in Phx area and tried Staples, Office Max, Target, and Walmart, and no one carried this product! think I'll try the Micropore tape idea...
Lilgrep  |  Fri May 11, 2012 at 2:12 PM
I doubt I will use this method, BUT. . . I loved your video! You were fun and real, scissor mistakes and all. I can relate! TFS!
Suzi  |  Mon May 14, 2012 at 7:38 PM
..how does the tape benefit the card?..like Dana has said above, why wouldn't we just stamp on a strip of card & adhere it to the card front as usual instead of spending money on a tape we don't need??..am I missing something???
Clair  |  Tue May 15, 2012 at 7:48 AM
Washi Tape is all the rage now. Cindy's tutorial shows us how to use this label roll adhesive (one tape roll) and turn it into all different kind of patterned Washi Tape.
If you don't like Washi Tape that is fine, but this is a great economical alternative to buying lots of different roles with different patterns.
beate  |  Tue May 15, 2012 at 8:05 AM
If you just reverse your scissors, you will get the scallop. You were holding them opposite of how you should for the design.
Mickey Frederiksen  |  Tue May 15, 2012 at 12:15 PM
This is an awesome idea!
Laura  |  Wed May 16, 2012 at 7:29 AM
Aloha and mahalo for sharing your talents. It looks like a new type of paper to try. . .
Goodly Creations  |  Thu May 17, 2012 at 11:17 AM
I ordered the Post It Tape from a website called Discount Office Items for me & my stamping friends. Thanks for this fun idea!
Gail  |  Sat Jun 2, 2012 at 4:36 PM
This tape will not stay on unless you glue
it, it's meant to be completely removable!
Linda Gilliam  |  Wed Jun 6, 2012 at 4:47 AM
I saw this on Nichole Heady's blog for PTI stamps several months ago. Great way to get Washi tape without buying any!
Kathy Humphrey  |  Wed Jun 6, 2012 at 6:16 AM
I have looked for that tape in Staples and Walmart. Neither store has ever heard of it.
Margaret G.  |  Wed Jun 6, 2012 at 8:44 AM
Two responders asked why make your own? Because the tape might not come in the design and color combination you want. You can coordinate it with anything if you make your own.
debby  |  Wed Jun 6, 2012 at 10:06 AM
Cannot find this tape on the island of Hawaii. Love the idea and will look for it next time I am on the Mainland. Anyone know where you can get it on line with low shipping?
Vesta  |  Wed Jun 6, 2012 at 12:26 PM

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