Thursday, August 28, 2014

Washi Tape Bubble Cap Embellishments

Hi Love My Tapes fans! Dana here today sharing a piece of family history. I was so inspired by Tessa's Fabric Tape-Bound Mini Album that I had to make one for myself! A family member posted this photo and some of the history about it on facebook. I know almost nothing about the older generations of my family so this find was a real treat.

I followed Tessa's instructions to assemble this album and then filled it with information, photos and some washi tape bubble cap embellishments that I put together with my Epiphany Crafts Shape Tool.

For more information on how to create these patterned bubble embellishments, see my previous post.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Decorative Clips

Hi Everybody!
Jenny from Crazy About Cricut here, and it's time for another video for the Love My Tapes Design Team!!  Today I'll show you how to turn ugly, promotional clips (you know, the kind they give away for publicity) into awesome clips to hang up your kids artwork, notices, and more!  Enjoy the tutorial :D

TFL, and hope everyone has a chance to craft today :)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Washi bookmarks

Happy Tuesday, LMT readers, it's Jaclyn here with you today!  If you're area of the world is anything like mine, all of the local student and teachers have begun a new school year within the last week or so. 

As we all know, the start of the school year brings about shiny new school supplies, backpacks, packed lunches, and homework galore!  For my kid's, their nightly homework assignments almost always includes reading. Homework can sometimes be a struggle with my boys, so I'm always looking for a way to add a little fun to it. What could make that reading assignment more fun and more tolerable for both kids and parents alike - colorful and handmade bookmarks, of course!

As you can see, these aren't just any ordinary bookmarks.  Instead of a ribbon or tassel to draw attention to your saved page - I've adorned them each with what else, but washi tape!

The bookmarks are simply constructed of scrap cardstock and pretty stamped and colored images.  The cardstock rectangle measures about 1.5' x 6'.  Once cut to size and decorated, I used some at home laminate sheets to cover each bookmark and make them more durable. 

I cut a small opening in the top of each bookmark, just slightly larger than the width of the tape.  Next I pulled a piece of washi tape off the role that was around 9" long. I then folded the tape over onto its self (sticky sides together), being sure to try to line up any pattern - since the tape is somewhat transparent.  Now that the sticky part of the tape isn't exposed - it works just like ribbon or string, to thread through the hole you've pre-cut in the top of the bookmark.
To secure the washi tape into place, I simply tied a knot of string and looped it into a tight bow to secure.  On the cupcake book mark, I even added an additional sentiment that I simply tied on along with the string.

The real show stopper on these is the washi tape 'marker'.  And with a stash of tape you could dream up all sorts of colors and combinations. 

Thanks for stopping by today! Let us know if you give this idea a try.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Mason Jars

Hello! Tessa Buys here. I recently found some cute Mason-type jars at my local dollar store. I picked up several and decided to use Love My Tapes fabric tapes to decorate a pair of jars as a birthday gift:

I loved that the jars were smooth all the way around, which makes the tape stick beautifully. I decorated each jar with the same band of tapes.

The flower vase jar has a flower frog lid, but the candy jar lid is decorated with tapes, too.

I punched out a 2.5 inch circle of cardstock then applied strips of fabric tape to the cardstock. When the circle was completely covered, I trimmed the edges. I placed the circle on top of the lid and under the ring.

I'm sure I'll use Love My Tapes tape to decorate the jars that I have left. It's an easy way to quickly and beautifully take a plain jar to pretty gift container. Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Upcycled Chore Chart

Hi Everybody!
Jenny from Crazy About Cricut here, and it's time for another video for the Love My Tapes Design Team!!  Today I'll show you how I took a boring, ugly old day of the week chart and turned it into an awesome lookin' chore chart!  

Here's a peek, but watch the video to see the whole board :)

TFL, and hope everyone has a chance to craft today :)

Friday, August 22, 2014

Clean and Simple Washi Cards

Hello Love My Tapes friends! Marcia here today with a couple of clean and simple cards that use washi and fabric tape in the negative space cut out from the card base. There is no pattern papers used. The tapes are the star of the show.

You can use your electronic or manual die cut machine to create the shape. Strips of tape are adhered to white cardstock and then on the inside of the card front. Add a sentiment, some enamel dots, and some twine.

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Mustache Charm Necklace

Hi Love My Tapes fans! Dana here today sharing a super fun mustache necklace. I created this trendy piece in less than 5 minutes. A quick and easy craft like this would make a great gift. Try making two of the same for friendship necklaces!

I used my Epiphany Crafts Round 14 Shape Tool and coordinating Bubble Caps and Metal Charms. I placed a small strip of washi tape on a scrap piece of white cardstock, centered a mustache in the shape tool, topped with a bubble cap and punched. I then popped the bubble cap into a metal charm. With no messy glues or glazes, no smelly resins or epoxies to mix, and no drying time, I'll be using my washi tape with these supplies again soon!

Thanks for stopping by today!