Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving Place mats



Hi Everybody!
Jenny from Crazy About Cricut here, and it's time for another video for the Love My Tapes Design Team!!  For today's project, I have the PERFECT placemats to help keep the kids entertained while the food gets on the table.  Enjoy the video :)











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

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Lace Tape card backdrop

Hi Love My Tape friends, it's Jaclyn here today.  Do you need to whip up a quick card for the host/hostess of your Thanksgiving celebration?  If so, you're in luck!  I've got a quick and easy solution for you that's high on style and texture.  The secret ingredient to making this card both beautiful and simple is the lace tape backdrop.

 
 
To create said backdrop, all you need to do is trim a piece of cardstock down to fit your card front.  Since I created a standard 4.25 x 5.5" card, I trimmed my cardstock panel to 3.5 x 4.75".  Then, simply lay a series of horizontal lace tape strips across the cardstock piece, covering it in it's entirety.  The excess tape on the left and right edges can be trimmed to the same size of the cardstock width or wrapped around and adhered to the backside, as I've done here.


The lace tape backdrop adds some much texture, dimension and interest to the card.  It does a beautiful job of highlighting the simple, stamped tag and sentiment that are the focal point of the greeting.

 
 
So, if you're short on time but need a beautiful token of your appreciation this Thanksgiving season (or anytime, really!) - reach for your lace tapes to create a stunning and sophisticated starting point!


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Christmas Ornaments with Glitter Adhesive Cardstock

Hello Love My Tapes friends! Marcia here today with another idea for how to use those glitter sheets. These glitter sheets are so beautiful and with Christmas coming, I could not help myself from creating a few ornaments.




It's looks like it is just floating inside the ornament. Here is how I did it. My ornaments are the flat round glass ornaments and I found mine at Micheals. You will also need a sheet of transparency from an office supply store. I found an ornament shape in the Silhouette store, sized it slightly smaller than my actual ornament, and cut it out from my transparency sheet. My ornament measured 3" in diameter, so I cut the transparency at 2.9". Then I looked for what shapes I wanted to put inside the ornament and also sized these to 2.9". After cutting with my Silhouette, I peeled of the paper backing and stuck it to my transparency.


Now roll it up and slip it inside the ornament,



Add a little artificial snow if you like. Attach a ribbon to hang it on a tree, or you could even attach to a gift bag.



Aren't they beautiful!
~Marcia

Monday, November 24, 2014

Fabric Tape Feathers Packaging

Hello! Tessa Buys here with an easy way to dress up a simple gift box with trendy feathers. These feathers aren't from nature or a craft store, though. These are handmade with Love My Tapes' fabric tapes, wire and cardstock.


Choose your tapes, grab some spare cardstock, and find your floral wire (any wire will do, but green floral wire is what I had on hand).


1. Cut your wire as long as you'd like your feather to be. My feathers are about three inches long.

2. Cut pieces of fabric tape long enough to cover the wire. For smaller feathers, two pieces is plenty, but for larger feathers, you will want to use three or more pieces.

3. Lay the wire on a piece of cardstock and apply a piece of tape over the wire. If using just two pieces of tape, overlap slightly. If using three, center the wire under your first piece of tape. Apply the rest of your pieces of tape.

4. With sharp scissors, cut out the shape of the feather. Cut slits in the feather going from the top downward to the wire. The wire will stop your scissors from cutting too far.


I added some Love My Tapes lace tape to the top of my boxes, then wrapped the boxes in twine. I secured the twine with a button and hot glued my feathers to the back of the button.


If you like visual tutorials, I will be updating this post soon with a link to a video tutorial for making the feathers. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Memory box with glitter cardstock

Hello Love My Tapes fans!

This is Maya and today I am going to share a cute project I did that was on my mind for very long time. I admit, I have a weakness for shadow boxes. Unfortunately I didn't make many of them but I am just excited to think about all the possibilities. I found a square shadow box with a slot on the top and decided that that will be the one I will finally make. After thinking through few options, I decided to make a memory box for my daughter to collect her Broadway show ticket stubs.


I used patterned paper for the back of the frame and a Shakespeare quote cut from vinyl on the glass.


I used the beautiful Love My Tapes glitter cardstock in deep red to accent the stage curtains.


The glitter cardstock adds another level of dimension  and reminds me of sparkling Broadway lights.


The first ticket stub is inside. I hope she will have many more to fill the box.

Thank you for stopping by! Hope I inspired you to reach out for this glittery goodness and make something spectacular.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

We love snow - and fabric tape!

Hello!  Jaclyn here today to share a scrapbook page with you.  I've had a stack of pretty LMT fabric tapes sitting at my work space, that I've been dying to use!




Aren't they pretty?  That light blue one looks just like the print on a cozy, warm, winter sweater, to me.  As I've been admiring these pretty tapes and enjoying the newly fallen snow out my kitchen window, I was reminded that I have yet to scrapbook some of my favorite snow pictures from last year.  So, I got to work with some patterned papers, a few punches, sequins and most importantly - that cozy blue tape to put together this festive page.



Since my title runs through the center of my design, overlapping a portion of each of my four photos, I knew I would need to do something to help it stand out.  A wide vellum notched banner helps to separate the title from the background photos.  However, I found that the vellum ultimately made the title blend a little too much into the background.



A strip of coordinating cardstock, machine stitching and that pretty blue fabric tape solved my dilemma!  The tape creates a nice 'frame' on both sides of the title, to draw your eye to the text then the photos.

 
 

Thanks so much for joining me on the blog today!  I hope I've inspired you to pull out your stash of fabric tapes and add them to your next project!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Jingle All The Way - Glitter Adhesive Cardstock

Hello Love My Tapes friends! Marcia here today with a home decor project you can make for gifting... or keep for yourself  (because it is so gorgeous!)  It would look perfect on a mantel.


I saw a lot of these on Pinterest last Christmas, but mostly with black vinyl lettering and a splash of red. I thought the kids would love a blue Frozen version with the help of a few Doodlebug stickers and paper.


The Love My Tapes glitter adhesive cardstock cute beautifully with my Silhouette.


so.... Now I need to decide whether to gift this beauty.... or keep it for myself.



Thanks for stopping by.
~Marcia