Monday, January 26, 2015

New Year's Eve Layout with Washi Tape

Hello Love My Tapes friends. Marcia here today with a New Year's Eve layout to share with you. I just love being able to add bits of gold to my projects lately. It's such a hot trend right now. One easy way to add a bit of gold is with washi tape.


A strip of black and gold washi tape across the top and bottom of my layout add instant 'Wow' factor. Love My Tapes has lots of variety of gold and silver washi tape. You can check out the new Etsy store here. I also added a little washi tape under my photo to help anchor it to the layout. With those busy pattern papers it's nice to add something to draw your eye in.


I used pattern paper to create a confetti effect behind my title. This is a technique you could use with washi tape too in place of the pattern paper.


Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to check out the new Etsy store. Have a great week.
~Marcia

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Washi dot tutorial and shaker cards

Happy Sunday, LMT friends!  Hope your enjoying the end of a relaxing and crafty weekend.  It's Jaclyn here today to share with you a simple tutorial for creating a backdrop of washi dots on an interactive shaker card.  Here's a peek....


A close up shot, shows how the washi tape fills in the background on each circle while also remaining inside the shaker element.  Setting up the card this way allows the sequins and seed beads to float and move upon the surface of the washi dots for added interest and texture. 


How did I create this effect?  It was quite simple really!  Follow the steps below to create your own version.

I started with a standard A2 size card that was 4.25" x 5.5".  I cut a panel of cardstock that was a quarter of inch shorter on the height and length, as shown.  I then used a variety of sizes of circle dies to create a scattering of dots across my panel.  Note: be sure to leave at least a quarter of a inch between the dots, for easier placement of the washi tape later on.


Next, I lined up the panel on my A2 sized card, leaving an even border along all four sides.  I used a pencils to lightly trace each of the circles onto the card front.  This will allow for perfect placement of my washi tape.


The next step was to grab my stash of washi tape and start covering the penciled in circles on the card front.  I stuck to a gold and black color scheme, and pulled all of my tapes in that color family.  If you'd like to purchase these same tapes, you can now find them in our etsy shop!  Don't worry about how messy this step appears, because the panel you've previously diecut will cover up all of the rough edges and imperfections.  Just be sure to completely cover each circle and not overlap onto any nearby ones.


The final step is to create your shaker front.  I adhered a piece of an old page protector, that I cut to size, on the backside of my diecut panel.  This creates the window portion of the shaker.  Next you'll need to adhere foam adhesive along the perimeter of the panel, as shown.  The foam adhesive creates a pocket for which the shaker bits & pieces to move.  At this point, I usually carefully lay my sequins and beads onto my card front, and then remove the foam adhesive release paper, and adhere the front panel to the card.  If you've followed the steps correctly, it should line up just perfectly!

 
 
Here's one last look at the finished design! 
 

 
Thank you for joining me today on the LMT blog. 
 
If you missed the post from yesterday, you'll want to head on over to this post, to get yourself entered into the giveaway for a chance to win a bundle of our tapes and adhesive!


Saturday, January 24, 2015

New place to find our washi tapes & a Giveaway!

Today is a perfect day to have a giveaway!
How would you like to win a few of our most popular products?
 

2 of our adhesive tape runners, 4 designs of washi tapes and one package of our lace tape.  Just do as our Rafflecopter suggests and you will be entered in our giveaway.
 
 


Besides having a giveaway we wanted to let you know about our new ETSY shop.

You can now purchase our adhesive, lace tapes, washi tapes, and our fabric tapes in one easy to use shop.  We are offering FREE shipping in January if you spend $25.  Use the promo code janweb when you check out. 


Love My Tapes has an etsy store.
Free Shipping in January  with a $25 purchase.
promo code:  janweb

 
Please check out our etsy shop and take part in our giveaway. 
We will also have a DESIGN TEAM call in a few days! 

Have a great day!
Off to play with my new Washi tape, Kimberly  

Friday, January 23, 2015

One big photo + washi tape stripes

Hello Love My Tapes friends! This is Maya and today I am sharing a layout with 4 different washi tapes.

I was looking at the picture of my little boy and realized that I have just the perfect washi tapes to match the color of his shirt. (And we all know that this is exactly that type of things that make us, scrapbookers, happy!)

I printed the picture in 5x7 leaving a lot of white space on the side and added three strips of washi tape in blue and green colors. I used the green stars tape and another one with blue and green geometric patterns.

To tie them together even more I went over the stars on the green tape with blue sharpie.




I also used several strips of grey and light green chevron tapes to make a background for the banner accents.



And now I have some great news to share! Love My Tapes has an etsy shop! There you can find the tapes I used on my layout and many many more including fabulous lace and fabric tapes and adhesive!

If you spend $25 in January the shipping is free with code janweb.

Thank you for stopping by today! Now if you will excuse me, I have some shopping to do!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Washi Shapes Birthday Card

Hello! Tessa Buys here with an easy technique for making the most of your washi tape and scrap cardstock. Have you ever looked at a tape design and wished it came in patterned paper, too? That's how I feel about this pretty pink stripe washi tape.


To create my own pink stripe patterned paper, I applied a few rows of the tape to scrap cardstock. To create an embellishment out of my "patterned paper" for this card, I used a punch to punch out the butterfly shape.


Try this technique on colored cardstock (I used white) for different effects. Thanks for visiting today!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Weaving with fabric tapes

Hello Love My Tapes fans! This is Maya and today I am going to share a layout I made to celebrate my first attempt at basket weaving.

I decided to use fabric tape to echo the basket and make a fun interlaced mat for my pictures.


I used lined and flower fabric tapes. First I placed the horizontal pieces and than I weaved the vertical pieces in between. The adhesive on the back of the tape is strong enough to hold everything in place but at the same time gentle enough to allow lifting of the tape and putting it back.


I added few chipboard letters from my stash and a journaling card from Project Life kit.



I love how the fabric tapes give a rustic look to my layout. It matches the theme perfectly.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Teacher Appreciation Card

Hello! Tessa Buys here. I had yet to use this darling ruler washi tape, and when I had reason to make a thank you card for my son's teacher, I knew I needed to put this fun tape to use!


I used my favorite formula of strips of washi tape, fabric tape and lace tape. I used SRM clear stickers to add my sentiment directly to the tape, then added a few enamel dots to finish it off.


I am really good about remembering to thank my kids' teachers during teacher appreciation week and the holidays, but I need to be better about expressing appreciation year round. Hopefully, this quick and easy card will inspire you to do the same. Thanks to Love My Tapes for a washi tape design that suits teachers perfectly!

Besides me, someone else really loves this ruler tape. Check out my blog today to see who. Have a great day!