Several months ago, we finally bit the bullet and got a new refrigerator. Ours was more than 18 years old and was having some trouble regulating temperatures–some food was spoiling while others were being frozen. I loved the look of the stainless steel refrigerators and we got a terrific price so went for one of those French door models (which I LOVE by the way!) The only down side to the model we chose was that it was true stainless steel and would not be magnetic (I know some models have a stainless steel “look” and are magnetic but are not really stainless steel). So before we actually bought the refrigerator I had to get online to find out if there was a solution to displaying artwork and other pictures on it like I had for years. I came across a product called Friggie Tape and knew this would be a great possible solution. We bought the fridge and shortly thereafter I received my Friggie Tape in the mail.
The Friggie Tape is respositionable refrigerartor-art-tape that is like a sticky note but in double-sided tape form. It is safe for the refrigerator, removable (with no residue), acid-free and photo safe! Not just for the refrigerator, it is great for home, office, classroom, church, dorms or lockers. It’s also easy enough for kids to use as the tape is designed so no dispender is needed. The tape is perforated and you just pull off a strip, remove the paper liner, attach the tape to your item and display. It also works on just about any solid surface–not just refrigerators. And it is made in the USA!
What’s also neat about it is that I can take the artwork that I have displayed and put it directly into a scrapbook easily and quickly if I want. My primary purpose for the Friggie Tape is to put things up on my fridge so this is an extra bonus. The other upside is that if you have little ones around, you can still safely display your artwork at any height and not have to worry about magnets getting swallowed by accident.
Friggie Tape creator, Deb Schroeder, said she even started a scrapbook with all the recipes that mer mother (now 95) hand-wrote on recipe cards for her on index cards or inside a Hallmark Card. She kept them and started a “Deb’s Favorite Recipes Scrapbook”. The recipes are attached with Friggie Tape and placed on scrapbook paper in her book. When she wants to make one of her family’s recipes, she can take the cards out, use them and then place them safely back into the book, in original condition! With Mother’s Day coming up, wouldn’t this be a great idea for you or your moms to hand write some favorite recipes so that daughters and sons have them as an heirloom? In this day of technology, a handwritten keepsake is a real treasure when it’s written in a family member’s handwriting.
A couple of tips I learned when using Friggie Tape:
–Friggie Tape works great with lighter weight paper (think regular copy paper weight or even cardstock if it’s not too big). It’s also great for photos or party invitations (which we like to put on the fridge so we don’t forget when and where we need to be!) If you have a heavier item (like thicker construction paper or something laminated), you will need to use several pieces of the friggie tape. I use about 6-8 pieces for a letter size piece of paper.
–It does start to lose it’s stick after multiple on-off applications. But I’m talking like, over and over, probably like 20 times or more.
–The Friggie Tape roll comes with a plastic remover so you can safely remove any tape that doesn’t want to come up easily and not worry about scratching your appliance.
I have to say, after a few months of using Friggie Tape, I am a happy stainless-steel-fridge-owning AND artwork-displaying mom and my refrigerator is no longer naked! I am so glad I found Friggie Tape!
Want to try Friggie Tape for yourself? Three (3) lucky winners will get to try it for free with this giveaway!
Here’s How To Enter:
Leave a comment with how you would use Friggie Tape to help you display artwork and/or preserve other memorabilia. Only one entry per reader. Good luck!
Giveaway ends CONGRATULATIONS TO WINNERS #2 CINDY, #6 BETH and #7 ANDREA! Winner will be chosen via random.org and will have 48 hours to claim their prize. If prize is not claimed a new winner will be chosen. Winner will be posted on blog and if an email is given, they will be contacted via email. Open to ANYONE! (Thanks Friggie Tape for shipping worldwide!) Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 11:59 (CST) EXTENDED to May 20, 2012 at 11:59 a.m.
Disclaimer: I received free samples of the Friggie Tape and no other compensation. The opinions here are all my own.