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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

From the Love My Tapes mail bag

We love getting your projects emailed to us created with Love My Tapes products! This beautiful card was sent to us this week!


                      This card titled believe in yourself was created by Nora Anne using our Jane fabric tape

If you'd like to show us what you're creating with Love My Tapes email us @lovemytapes.gmail.com!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Love My Tapes Adhesive


Love My Tapes Adhesive is perfect for your card making or scrapbooking projects. 


Saturday, October 2, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Creating with Love My Tapes adhesive

Create your cards with Love My Tapes Adhesive 

Super strong double sided Love My Tapes Adhesive is perfect for your crafting projects
Disposable and Refillable options available at www.lovemytapes.com

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

*Love My Tapes* Sightings

Hello Tape Fans! I am always browsing the net for our fans blogs and artwork posts. I love finding people who love our products and spotlighting them here on our blog.
I happen to spot these fabulous fabric flowers at Beth Johnson's blog



These flowers are absolutely stunning! I love that she used the doilies that we featured in yesterday's Tape Tip (which you can purchase at Michaels or most online stores that carry Martha Stewart products)


I love this adorable hand made gift box she created with one of her beautiful flowers. Felt is so versatile and fun to use and I am all about layering!

Here's another look at the gift box. Beth used our lemon bar fabric tape to embellish her box.

I love finding your work with Love My Tapes products so please post your work to our Facebook Fan Page or drop a comment in the Chatbox on the right side of the blog so I can be sure and see what you are creating!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Tuesday Tape Tip

Hello Tape Fans! I hope you had a fantastic holiday weekend! It's Tuesday and we have a quick and fun tape tip for creating a handmade border for your scrapbook pages or cards! I love these Martha Stewart doilies and our Jane fabric tape  is perfect for creating a fun banner using these.



Choose any doily you fancy and cut it in half with a paper trimmer



Then lay them in a row so you can cover the top of each doily with tape


Then the tape over the back and it will hold the doilies like this


You can leave it just the way it's shown above or you can take your sewing machine and add a stitch



I also created a smaller banner for a card and added some buttons


These banners are fun and easy to create. I hope you'll create a banner using our fabric tapes and link it to this post so I can stop by and see your creation! Thanks for stopping by today!!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Feature Friday

Hello tape fans. Just a quick post to let you know we're extending our Love Monday's challenge another week! Here's a look at the fabulous entries so far:











Please visit these ladies blogs and leave them some support for their beautiful creations.
To find out how you can create with us for this challenge click here! We look forward to more entries into our challenge

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Cutting Fabric Sheets with your Cricut

Hey tape fans! We're cutting our Fabric Sheets with Cricut today! First they will cut with a reg blade or deep edge blade set at max for speed and pressure. I recommend cutting the same image over again and all you do is unload and reload and it will cut again in the same spot.





 Load you fabric sheet fabric face down and smooth on really well to your Cricut mat. If you have the original cricut then cut the fabric to fit the 6X12 mat. I have found when choosing images do not choose ones with detailed cuts. Keep it simple like this bird house from the Cindy Lou cart.

 

 Again set your speed to max and pressure to max and choose what size you want to cut. For this project I cut mine at 5 inches. Then push cut and when it's done peel back fabric sheet.



Punch out the holes.



Now cut the same size image on matching cardstock and use the shadow function so you can layer the fabric sheet over the solid card stock die.



Now just peel off the back of your fabric sheet and layer over the cardstock and you're ready to add it to a gift bag, scrapbook page or card!!!


 There's still time for you to enter our weekly challenge Love Mondays. Click here for more info!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Fabric Tape projects from our Facebook Fans

Hello Tape fans! We've been seeing more of our fans loading their projects on our Facebook Fan page and we love it! Here's a couple of beauties I spied today




Beautiful work with our yummy gingham fabric tapes!!
So Tape Fans, load up your creations to our Facebook Fan page and you could be spotted next!!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Tuesday Tape Tip with Guest Vera Yates Ling

Hi tape fans! We've got a fantastic tutorial for today's Tuesday tape Tip from our guest Vera Yates Ling!



Vera is a very talented card maker and very sweet person. I was really happy to meet Vera in Chicago at CHA. She is a talented card maker whom I met in the Hero Arts Flickr group and she made the Top 5 for Gallery Idol this year with her amazing creations! Vera loves our products and send me the link to this adorable tutorial she did using our fabulous adhesive! Yes you heard right, our adhesive hold ribbon beautifully! So enjoy today's tip from Vera and then leave us a comment telling us what you think!

Ribbon Fish Tutorial

 

It might take you a couple trial & error to get the fish looks right. The first time I did this fish for Gallery Idol, I didn't have any direction on how to do it. I basically figured it out myself just by looking at the end result. Took me at least an hour for my first try. This time, it only took 10 minutes.

 

Step 1: Using a 5/8" ribbon, cut it to about 7"-8". I prefer longer, so you can play with it easier. Overlap them just like in the picture below. The opening in between t he 2 ribbon is basically the fish mouth. You can adjust it to however big or wide you want the mouth to be and glue the overlap ribbon. I used "Love My Tapes" permanent adhesive for this. And make sur eyou only glue the very top part to the 2nd, and not to the 3rd or bottom layer or you'll end up with sickly looking fish with flat head. You want the head to puff a bit. Puffy head = healthy fish. :)



Step 2: To tie the body together, I folded my 5/8" ribbon in half & glued it (see the skinny strip above). If you have a skinnier ribbon, then you can use the skinny ribbon for it. Now, you want to pinch the ribbon together, like the picture below.


Step 3: Using a glue dot, wrap the skinny ribbon around the body. Make sure you put the glue dot on the back side to keep the fish look neat.  Cut the end of both end, so it looks like fish tail.

Cut two 2" long skinny ribbon for the fin. Or if you don't have one, cut the 5/8" ribbon in half like I did. If you do this,  then you have to seal the fray end with the tip of hit glue gun or used a lighter. Just remember, fire hot! If you use lighter, make sure you don't get the fire too close. Only close enough to get it sealed the edges. Sorry, couldn't take pic for when I did this since hubby wasn't anywhere close when I did this, so no second person to take the pic & I can't hold lighter & camera at the same time. 


Step 4: Overlap & glue the 2" ribbon like shown below.


Step 5: Glued the fin to the body. As you can see, on the above picture I attached the fin right in the middle of the body. That was wrong position. The picture below show the right position. Add a wiggly eye and you're done!!


So, what you think? Easy, right? With a fish like this, you don't need much of anything else to make your card shine. I made a super simple, CAS looking card. I do adore my fish.


Thank you so much Vera for joining us today! For more inspiration from Vera please visit her blog!
Don't forget our Love Mondays challenge! For all the details click here

Monday, August 30, 2010

Love Mondays

Hello Tape Fans! Hope you had a great weekend!! It's Monday and we're back with a new challenge! This week's inspirational photo from the blog A Creative Mint has plenty of ideas to draw inspiration from. I just love the variety of colors to choose from.




Your challenge for this Monday should you choose to accept it is to create a card based on this  photo from A Creative Mint and post it on your blog and link back to this post here at Love My Tapes. You have until Thursday at midnight Pacific time to link up your photos to this post and Friday we'll feature all of your projects and choose 1 entry using Random.org to win a Love My Tapes prize pack.
Now this week I am changing the rules a bit: We ask that you don't combine other challenges with ours. And we'll give you an extra entry if a friend plays and posts that you referred them to the challenge and another entry if you post your card on our Facebook page here!
We'd love for you to use your Love My Tapes Adhesive or fabric tapes but if you don't have any Love My Tapes products to use that's OK.
Have fun and Happy Monday!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Feature Friday

Hello tape fans! It's Feature Friday and that means we're showing off your challenge cards today! I was happy to see we had some more new players this week for our Love Mondays challenge. Here's a look at this week's entries:











Great job ladies!! Your cards are all great and I love how everyone drew something different from the inspirational photo! So this week's winner is.....

Angela!!

Congratulations! Please email me your full name and mailing address to lovemytapes@gmail.com by next Friday.
Have a great weekend everyone and don't forget we'll have a new challenge on Monday!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

More ribbon pleating with fabric tape

Hello tape fans! Today I wanted to share a sample I created for CHA using our fabulous Penny Fabric Tape and more ribbon pleating.


 Supplies: Love My Tapes Adhesive and Penny Fabric Tape. Stamped images Unity Stamp Company sentiment and Hero Arts Heart. Papertrey Ink ribbon. Cosmo Cricket patterned paper.

You can easily recreate this project by stamping the heart stamp from Hero Arts and cutting the image out. Then layer a piece of card stock behind the stamp and cut out a shadow shaped heart.  Then start at the right side of the heart and start your ribbon pleating with the fabric tape until you've gone around the whole shape. Then use pop dots behind the stamped image and layer it over the pleated tape and assemble your card
Pretty easy right?
I hope you'll try this pleating technique and link up your creation to this post so I can stop by your blog and check it out.
Don't forget this week's Love Mondays challenge. For all the details click here!

And don't forget to stop by The Scrap Review here. We're being featured there today and there's a giveaway!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tuesday Tape Tip

Hello Tape Fans! I'm back with more fabric flowers for this week's Tape Tip. Yep I'm addicted! Now I'm tickled pink over this latest monochromatic creation. Here's a pic of my supplies

Our yummy Berry Fabric Tape, PaperTrey Inks pink buttons, Martha Stewart punch, Grafix vellum paper and some bubble gum waxy flax.
Using the same technique in the video I posted on this Tuesday Tape Tip here.

You can vary the sizes of your fabric flowers like I did for this card below:



Here's a close up of the flower



I'd love to see your fabric tape flowers so link them up to this post and I'll come by your blogs. If you don't have some of our fabuloous fabric tapes then order some here from our website. For availability of the solid colors please email us at Love My Tapes@hotmail.com

Monday, August 23, 2010

Love Mondays

Hello tape fans! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend! We're back with a new challenge and brand new inspirational photo from the blog A Creative Mint. We've decided to do this each Monday to give our fans a chance to win some free product from us!  If you are just joining us, every Monday we'll be posting a new photo for you to draw inspiration from.

Here's this week's photo!



Your challenge for this Monday should you choose to accept it is to create a card based on this  photo from A Creative Mint and post it on your blog and link back to this post here at Love My Tapes. You have until Thursday at midnight Pacific time to link up your photos to this post and Friday we'll feature all of your projects and choose 1 entry using Random.org to win a Love My Tapes prize pack.
We'd love for you to use your Love My Tapes Adhesive or fabric tapes but if you don't have any Love My Tapes products to use that's OK. If you do use our products make sure you mention that you did so you can get a 2nd entry into the drawing.



Last week's winner was Donelda! This week it could be you!
Sound like fun? Now go get your scrap on!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Feature Friday

Hello tape fans! It's Feature Friday and that means we're showing off your challenge cards today! I was happy to see we had some new players this week for our Love Mondays challenge. Here's a look at this week's entries:









Great job ladies! All of your cards are fantastic! So we've written each one of your names on a ticket and placed them in a bowl and my sweet son has chosen this week's winner....


Donelda!!!


Congratulations! Please email me your full name and mailing address to lovemytapes@gmail.com by next Friday.
Have a great weekend everyone and don't forget we'll have a new challenge on Monday!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Want to win some fab Love My Tapes goodies???

Hello tape fans! I know many of you don't have our products just yet but we are working real hard to get our fabulous adhesives out to your favorite scrapbook stores! We met many of those owners at Summer CHA and at the Super Show. I can tell you first hand that when people stopped by our booth and tried our adhesives themselves the were impressed with how strong and smooth our adhesive rolled onto the paper. We know many people are nervous about trying new products but once you give our adhesive a try you really will "Love My Tapes"
So because we want you to see first hand how fabulous our products really are we're giving you a couple chances to wins some!
This week we are sponsoring Everything but the kitchen sink challenge blog. If you want to be entered to win a prize pack we're sponsoring click here for the details!

Or you can participate in our new weekly challenge Love Mondays. Each week I'll be posting a photo from the blog a Creative Mint. All you need to do is create a card based on what inspires you in the photo and post it on your blog and link your post back to us. Easy peasy right? You still have time to enter this week's challenge by clicking here.


Here's my take on this week's challenge.

I was inspired by the pink and green colors and the doily and Asian kitty to create this card.

So there you have it! A couple of fun ways for you to win free product from us! We can't wait to see what you create!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Cards for Kids & a Blog Hop by Lawn Fawn



Hello tape fans! This morning I'd like to share a fantastic cause called Cards for Kids. Cards for Kids was started by designer Jennifer McGuire who is a very talented and designs for Hero Arts stamps. Jen collects hand made cards for sick children and their families from whoever would like to create a card or cards and mail them into her. She is currently in her 3rd round of her Cards for Kids Drive. Here's a little bit from her recent Cards for Kids post:

"We are hoping to collect a ton of cards for THIRTEEN sick children and their families.  Cards of encouragement, love, cheer and hope.  We truly feel that cards can lift spirits.  And, in these rough times, it is an inexpensive way to make a difference in someone's life."
Click here for the list of 13 kids she is collecting cards for right now.

 So today Kelly from Lawn Fawn stamps has organized a great blog hop today called





Here's a card I created for the Blog Hop using our fabulous Love My Tapes adhesive



If you'd like to join the fun today and win some prizes here's a complete list of all the ladies who are participating today: Lawn Fawn will be your first stop and word is there are prizes being given away!!!