Reported by Maria del Pinto
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I recently bought myself a “We R Memory Keepers Washi Tape with Dispenser” to hold my collection of washi tape. I was going to purchase just the dispenser but found this fabulous deal and had to have it. The dispenser alone is currently about $20 but for about $32 it can be purchased with a really nice selection of 20 rolls of washi tape already included. The price of the tapes alone made this a great deal. I usually pay between $3 to $5 for a roll of washi tape. These tapes are great quality and buying them in the kit was a tremendous saving. It was like getting the dispenser for free! (This kit has been sold in Costco several times for $20-$22, but it is still a fabulous deal even at $32.)
The kit includes:
- 10 – 1.5 cm rolls (26 feet each)
- 10 – 1 cm rolls (26 feet each)
- 1 Revolving Tape Dispenser in white
These washi tapes are made from beautifully printed Japanese paper. The vellum material is fairly transparent and looks beautiful on my projects. This washi tape (like most) is slightly re-positional, so you can move it if you are gentle. The color selection in this collection is great. The patterns are subtle which means I can easily incorporate the tape into a variety of craft and DIY projects.
The Dispenser itself has a convenient tape cutter located at each tape dispensing point.
I love that the Washi Tape Dispenser is so easy to use. It’s just like loading any desktop tape dispenser – you just match up the square end and pop the tape in or out. It makes it so very easy to change out my washi tape. I found that having the tape displayed made it so much easier for me to complete my projects. I load the dispenser with tapes that I need for a particular project and I can use them right from the holder.
The dispenser revolves which makes it very convenient to use when working on a project. The dispenser is heavy so it won’t move easily when you are using the tapes. To ensure it stays in place on your table top, it has the additional feature of rubber anti-slip pads underneath the dispenser.
One challenge I had with the dispenser is that it does not come with a cover. I live near the beach and need to keep paper and plastic crafting products well covered to protect them from our crazy weather and all the dust. So I used the plastic container that held it in place in the box and cut the excess plastic away (seen below). It fits perfectly. An alternative would be to use a clean plastic shower cap to cover the dispenser like a slipcover.
If you have a lot of washi tape to organize, We R Memory Keepers sells an add-on product called a Stackable Post for about $5 that can be used to stack multiple washi tape dispensers together into a rotating tower of tape!
I found the We R Memory Keepers Washi Tape Dispenser set to be a great way to organize and store my washi tapes. The conveniently located tape cutters and the fact that it revolves is an added bonus. I would recommend this set to anyone who loves working with washi tapes or is looking to start their own collections.
The We R Memory Keepers Washi Tape & Dispenser can be purchased on Amazon for around $36, or at Scrapbook.com for around $32. The dispenser is also available on Amazon and Scrapbook.com without tape for about $21-22.
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