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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Tape, Tape and Tape!!!

Yes, sir Grandma has all kinds of tape. Shoplet.com my favorite online store for office supplies has given me three very useful tape products to review.
Let me start with Duck EZ Start Premium Packaging Tape. What can I say the brand tells me a lot about this tape. First, I do tons of package mailing. I am the family expert in wrapping packages for mailing. I like to use recycled packaging when possible. So, some of the boxes might be a little worn on the corners and need to be taped securely if expected to arrive at their destination in good shape.
This packaging tape came in a package with three rolls and two dispensers. Nice for me. I will leave one at home and keep one with me when I travel. The tape meets U.S. Postal Regulations. The special adhesive on the tape makes it frustration free eliminating splitting and tearing when restarting the roll.

I started out taping a box I packed for my granddaughters Easter gifts. The tape and dispenser roll easily. I like the sharp cutting tool on the end of the dispenser. No torn or tangled mess. I was able to tape the entire package with out any splitting or tearing of the tape.
It is most important to have tape that sticks well and does not wrinkle up and stick to itself. Using this dispenser I did not have any trouble at all. As you can see by the corner of this box the tape stuck well and did not wrinkle up.
I took the roll out of the dispenser to see how easy it was to reload. I have on occasion tried to refill a tape dispenser only to have the dispenser break or be hard to reload. Well, I had no problems with this baby. It opened easily and was no trouble to refill.
Do I have any complaints about this product? No, I had no problems while wrapping my package for shipping. I am very happy with its ease of use.
On to the next product, Duck EZ Start Premium Packaging Tape w/ Dispenser. This might turn out to be my favorite tape. I love the dispenser. The tape and dispenser are not bulky. It is easy to hold and roll with one hand. I have a touch of arthritis in my hands and believe me when I tell you this tape and dispenser is going to be perfect for the days when my fingers are stiff and sore. I tested this tape on a small package I will be sending to grandpa later this week.

This is the underside. You can see the white roller near the cutting blade. The roller helps to smooth the tape onto the package. I really like this feature.
The tape rolled easily and I had no problems with tearing or splitting. I am keeping this dispenser for my self. I won't be sharing this with the family. Frustration free is the perfect description for this product.  Do I have any complaints about this product? Hmm, maybe the dispenser could come in color choices. I would love to have a pink one.
This tape review would not be complete with out this last tape product! Zebra Printed Duck Tape has become Pooh Bears favorite right out of the box. Pooh Bear actually claimed the roll and would not let it go until I promised I would make him a zebra. You will see that later.

I can't begin to describe all the projects I have plannedfor this awesome tape. First and foremost it is just perfect for all sorts of repairs around the house and farm. Second, duct tape is the ultimate crafters dream tape. This tape is made for tearing with your hands. It is strong durable and conforms to uneven surfaces. 

 My friends do you think I can make a zebra from a tp tube?  I have got to try or Pooh Bear is going to badger me until the days end.

Grrrr. The tape split. That usually does not happen unless you have a two year old grandson hanging around your neck while you are making a zebra.

Peace at last. Now, let me see what I can do with this lovely Zebra Print.

You have got to love this print!!

My daughter in law is going to love her present. The bow is reusable. I even made a matching mini card. Do I have any complaints about this tape? No, no and no. I can't think of any complaints.  

I received the above mentioned products to review from Shoplet.com in exchange for an honest review. No monetary compensation was received.


  1. I love what you did with the zebra tape! Never thought of making a bow. I must have all of the cool designs....and let me tell you there are tons! : )

  2. Hahahaha.... good job Bonnie!! Love how crafty you were with the zebra print tape.

  3. What a perfect review. Oh my gosh I want a zebra now ha. The items you made are TOO CUTE!! Oh wow you are so crafty!! I need to make something now. LOL at pink tape dispenser. I want one too hee hee.

  4. I don't know why that posted as anonymous, only me. If I did something right I wouldn't be me! HA!

  5. I love the zebra. I would have never thought of that. Sounds like you all had fun.

  6. BTW the girls are going to love their Easter gifts. Thank you.

  7. i love your crafts with the tape i never would have thought of making a toy

  8. Terri's Little Haven sent me. I love what you did with the zebra tape

  9. I love the Neon colors! Imagine the pretty bows you wan make from those.

  10. I love the Zebra you made. I have never tried that. It's on my to do list. My daughter loves to make wallets, wait until I show her the Zebra. :)

  11. I love the creativity you used with the zebra tape. Unfortunately for me if I did that my teenage daughters would look at me like I'm a little crazy. Duct tape is amazing and is always needed. I haven't tried this brand but told hubby we need to get this because its easier to tear.

  12. Oh my goodness you made a zebra out of zebra tape now that takes the cake! I think they need to put that as the logo picture on the tape! You have more imagination than I do! Awesome review!

  13. omg how cute is that bow and card!!! i have several of the new prints and patterns in duct tape, and my daughter and i make all kinds of things with them, but i never thought of that!! sure beats tying the bows with ribbon!! its so cute!!


  15. back again,just to say hello !!!!!

  16. awesome review i love the zebra duck tape

  17. Awesome craft ideas with the zebra print. Thank you for sharing.

  18. thanks for the idea of the
    bow and the card

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