Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Yes you can!

Hello friends! Hope your week is starting off well. Today's Tuesday Tape tip is stamping on the Japanese Masking Tapes. "Yes you can!" The washi tapes withstand heat very well which makes them ideal for stamping and embossing the images. Here's a quick tutorial on this technique.

I'll be using the following styles today:

Let's get started...

First place strips of the masking tapes on white heavy card stock.

Next stamp your image with black ink, I used Versafine Black Onyx and sprinkled clear embossing powder over the image. You can use Stayz On back ink if you don't want to emboss your image but I suggest embossing because the finished look is so much nicer.
I used a flower from Hero Arts Cling set

Here's the embossed image. Notice the tape is not wrinkled at all from the heat emboss. Now you're ready to cut out your image and create your card.

Here's my finished card. I layered some other styles of the masking tapes on the right side of the card and stamped a Hero Arts sentiment on the left. I added some pop dots behind the cut out images to add dimension and used some gems in the center of the flowers to draw out the yellow tape from behind the flowers.
This card took 25 mins from start to finish

I'd love to see your stamped images on the Japanese Washi Tapes so if you try this technique please link up your creations or email us at Orders can be placed for these styles and more at our website Love My Tapes. There are no minimum orders for the Japanese Masking Tapes and we have 3 packs of our fabulous double sided adhesive.
Also check the list of stores that carry our products above and stay tuned for more stores coming soon!
Thanks for spending some time with us today!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Monday Fan Mail

Hello friends! I hope you had a fantastic weekend. Today's fan mail comes from Theresa Amlong. Theresa currently lives in Japan (lucky girl) and loves Japanese Masking Tapes she found at local stationary stores. Love My Tapes imports our masking tapes from Japan so you can enjoy creating with them on your projects here in the U.S.
Theresa sent us a link to her blog with some fabulous layouts she created and a fun tutorial using the masking tapes. Here's a little bit about Theresa:
Konichiwa! Hi, I’m Theresa. I’m a Florida resident who currently lives in Japan. I love tooling around Japan with my husband taking photographs of the usual, the unusual, and even the mundane. When I’m not busy teaching English as a Second Language, I can be found enthusiastically creating in my scrapbook room. I love to inspire others to scrapbook and encourage the belief that there is truly no right or wrong way to go about it. I share my love of scrapbooking by teaching classes locally, writing for Mosaic Moments and hosting a website with my girlfriends called Creative Scrapbooking Divas. I frequently comb Japanese stationery stores for new finds to incorporate into my scrapbooks. Dimensional Japanese stickers, origami shapes, gorgeous washi papers and fabulous washi tape continually find their way onto my scrapbook pages! My creative goals are to continue exploring new paper crafting techniques; learning as much as I can; and inspiring others to recognize their own creativity. I also love to make new friends, so please drop by my blog Sunshine Memories and say hello!
Here's a look at Theresa's layouts

I love how Theresa used multiple strips of the masking tapes for a background on this layout. Make sure you stop by Theresa's blog Sunshine Memories to see her fabulous flower tutorial on how she made this fun embellie for her layout.

Once again Theresa layered the tapes on this layout and I love the pop of yellow. A big thanks to Theresa for sharing your work and passion for Japanese Masking Tape with us!
We enjoy featuring our fan mail artwork with our double sided adhesives or Japanese Masking Tapes. Drop your fan mail to us at and you could be featured on Monday Fan Mail.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Designer Spotlight

It's Thursday and that means we're featuring another Designer in the Spotlight!! This week's Designer Spotlight is...

Heidi is the Design Team Coordinator for GCD Studios and designs for Anna Griffin, Piggy Tails, 3M Scotch and Scrap Within Reach. Heidi's work can also been seen in the current and past issues of Creating Keepsakes Magazine as well as many other scrapbooking publications. We love Heidi's clean style and eye for detail. Heidi's work always reflects current trends so it's no surprise she was excited to work with our Japanese masking tapes.
We gave Heidi this roll of our Kessou Grey masking Tape to work with

And she created this cute layout

Here's a close up of the tape she used as a border.

With so many designs and colors it's easy to incorporate the Masking Tapes into many of your projects. Each roll is 50 feet of tape and our two packs retail for for $10.00. That's a 100 feet of tape total and a great value.
Check out the links at the top of the blog or our website Love My Tapes to find our masking tapes.
A big Thank You Heidi for let us show off your work today! For more of Heidi's work visit her blog Queen of Paper.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tuesday Tape Tip

This week's tape tip come to us from Jen Coker. Jen is the owner of an online store called Torendi which means "trendy" in Japanese. It's no wonder Jen loves Japanese Masking Tapes, they are a current trend in the crafting community.
Jen's tape tip is to use the Japanese Masking tape as a border on cards. Here's a cute card she created to show her technique

She uses the tape as a border around the edges of the card shown here
And as an accent across the front. So cute! If you'd like to see more of Jen's work visit her blog Double N Designs.
If you have a tape tip please email us at Maybe you'll see your project featured here next on Tuesday Tape Tips!
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Monday Fan Mail

Good Morning! Hope you all had a great weekend! I got some more fan mail this weekend from Bobbi Miller, one of our giveaway winners. She created a cute recipe book project with Love My Tapes and sent us some pics to show

Soo Cute Bobbi! We're thrilled you like our double sided adhesive as much as we do! MSRP for our tape runners are 3.99! That's a great value for 33 feet of strong double sided adhesive that won't break or gum up and you get a full strip of glue with each swipe. And as Bobbi reviewed, it's great for holding ribbon.
Bobbi also posted a review on her blog Bobbi's Hobbies about what she thought of Love My Tape's double sided adhesive. Here's a bit of her review:

Just want to say that I do love this adhesive. It worked on ribbon which is my biggest problem. I just could not find anything that would hold down ribbon that well. If I used a liquid adhesive I would have to sit there and hold the ribbon in place until it dried. I also tried to run my ribbon through the little Xyron and it would not stick to the full length of the ribbon. I ran this adhesive along various ribbon for my projects and placed it down and it stayed plus it is clear tape so even on the gauzy ribbon you could barely see it. I used this adhesive to put paper on chipboard and it stayed in place. I will be going back for more of this adhesive.

Thank you so much for sending us your work. We've started a list with links of retail stores carrying Love My Tapes so you can look for a store near you. Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Designer Spotlight! Lisa Spangler

Hello friends! We're really excited to be featuring Lisa Spangler on the Love My Tapes blog today! If you're a fan of Hero Arts stamps then you've seen Lisa's work on the Hero Arts Club blog.
Lisa lives in Austin Texas and enjoys many crafty hobbies which include crochet, cardmaking, stamping, sewing, felt, cooking and photography.
Lisa's work is so inspiring. She has an amazing eye for color and style not to mention she's a really talented card maker. I was checking out her blog, sideoats & scribbles and came across some of her artwork with Japanese masking tapes and was blown away. There really isn't a lot of work out there in blog land with the tapes because they are such a new trend so it was exciting to see that Lisa loves the masking tapes as much as we do. Here's a look at some of her work

I love how she incorporated the spring colors of light tapes into this fantastic card

I also like how she layered several different tapes to create a wonderful plaid pattern. Lisa has a special post on her blog today with a card she made using more of the Japanese Masking Tape. Stop by and take a look at her card here
If you've spotted something fabulous created with Japanese Masking Tapes leave a link on this post I'm always looking for new projects to showcase on the blog.
Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Tuesday Tape Tip

It seems the Japanese masking tapes are taking off as a current trend. Last week Megan Hoeppner posted some of her ideas for masking tapes on her blog and featured Love My Tapes on the Studio 5 morning show.
Here's an idea for our Tuesday Tape Tip...use your masking tapes to make borders on your scrapbooking layouts.

This layout features the Live Loud collection by Imaginisce. This design is perfect for adding tape borders to accent.
The striped tapes are great for decorating card stock because the are transparent and the color shows through the tape.And they are re-positional so if you don't get your line straight you can lift it up without tearing your card stock and place it back down smoothly.
I'd love to see the borders you create with your Japanese Masking tapes so link them up here to this post. We might just feature your projects on the blog for our fans to see!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Love My Tapes Japanese Masking tapes featured at Studio 5

Photo from Megan's Blog

Megan Hoeppner appeared on Studio 5 this morning with some great ideas using our Japanese Masking Tapes!
You can watch the video by clicking this link here
We're thrilled with what Meagan created with her masking tapes and appreciate her show casing our product on this morning's show.
Meagan is Creating Keepsakes magazine's creative editor and you can read more about her projects with our masking tapes on her blog That's what She Said

Thursday, March 11, 2010

More Blog Giveaway Winner artwork with Love My Tape!

Hope you've had a great week so far! We've got some beautiful cards to share with you made by our February blog winner Dawn Lusk! Dawn says she loved the samples of our double sided adhesive she won and has already used up all 3! Take a look at what she created:

I love Dawn's emboss resist on this card! Did you know our adhesive works great on ribbon too!

I love that she decorated the inside too! I rarely do this for my cards and it adds a nice extra touch.
This last image is so fun! I really like the coloring done on the image and the design.
Thanks for sending us your beautiful cards Dawn. We're thrilled you love our double sided adhesive. If you'd like to see more of Dawn's work visit her blog Dawn A New Day.
We'll be linking stores carrying our product soon on the blog so you can find one to place your orders.
In the meantime we do take orders on our Love My Tapes website. There are single and triple pack double sided adhesive options available.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Creativa! and Love My Tapes

Happy Monday! We excited to share that Prima and Love My Tapes have teamed up at Creativa in Germany.

Creativity. Diversity. Inspiration. In a word ... CREATIVA.
Whether newcomer or professional: once a year the CREATIVA - probably the biggest and most diverse design studio in Europe – opens it doors to all those interested in creative handicrafts.

We're happy to be sponsoring Cari Fennell, one of Prima's Flower Girls and uber talented Instructor with our double sided adhesive for her make and take at the show. Cari teaches Prima classes all over the world and her work is simply amazing. Here's a small peek of her talent using Prima products to create this amazing crown.

We look forward to seeing Cari's creations and find out how the attendees like our double sided adhesive. Stay tuned for pics and info from Cari about the show which is scheduled for March 17 thru the 21st.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Paper Secrets March Prize Pack with Love My Tapes

We are happy to be teaming up this month with Paper Secrets and sponsoring our double sided adhesive in their March Prize package.

Here's a little about Paper Secrets from it's owner Kristi Beisel:

Paper Secrets is Paper Secrets is a group formed for paper crafters from all over to share, inspire & promote.

All our members are allowed to share info without getting warning messages about "No advertising" that sometimes are a problem for other message boards.

If you own a store, want to share store info, have items to sell, want to share a challenge, looking for locals to attend your events or looking for an event....Paper Secrets encourages your posts.

Paper Secrets also hosts challenges but you are welcome to post your own.

We are about encouraging, inspiring, sharing & challenging.

Consider us the "Yellow Pages" of paper crafting with categories such as challenges, local stores, kit clubs, events, manufacturer news & more.

Think something is missing? New category or topics needed? Just say the word & consider it done.

Sign up to be a member of Paper Secrets here. Simply complete one or all of the monthly challenges to be entered to win this month's Prize Package with My Mind's Eye, exclusive Paper Secrets hand cut Chipboard and much more

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Tuesday Tape Tip!

Hi friends. It' time for another Tuesday Tape Tip. I was cleaning out the kitchen last night and found this class jar without a top and was about to throw it out when I realized how fun it would be to decoupage the jar with our masking tapes. And so this idea was born...

The flowers are made from placing strips of the tape on cardstock and using a Sizzix die to cut them into shapes...Super easy.

Start with whatever styles you'd like to use for your flowers

Then make strips on the card stock like this
The run them thru the Cuttlebug with the Sizzix die
And you have lots of flowers

For the center of the flowers I used the new button daddies from Imaginisce. I threaded the floral wire through the back and then through the center if the die cut flowers.

And then you have this result.

Oh and I want to make sure to include a close up of the re-purposed jar.

This project took me an hour total. I hope you enjoyed the pics and if you have any questions just leave them here and I will be sure to answer you.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Mojo Monday+Kaisercraft+Love My Tapes...

Hello friends...Everybody loves a great sketch challenge blog and one of the best we know of is Mojo Monday. We decided to play along with their challenge this week using our double sided adhesive and masking tapes along with Kaisercraft's Made with Love collection. Here's the sketch
And our take on the sketch

Supplies: masking tapes styles, samekomon ai & samekomon beni, 5 pack suite thin burgandy, koharu & kurumi
We tied the ribbon behind the cardstock and use our super strong double sided tape to affix the card stock over.
Our masking tapes can be layered easily to create many looks on your projects.
We hope you'll stop by Mojo Monday's blog and join this week's contest and visit the Kaisercraft blog for more inspiration with their products.
Thanks for stopping by!