Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Washi as Patterned Paper...!

Hi everyone & Happy May!

If you're here for the blog hop with Love My Tapes and Pretty Little Studio, click here. Please feel free to come back and check out my post!

It is Jenni here, to share a layout I did using fabric tape and washi tape
 from Loves My Tapes instead of using a patterned paper.

One of the new fabric tapes at Love My Tapes is this gorgeous yellow, 
grey & white chevron tape.  I love the colors, and it is chevron, AND it reminded
me of this patterned paper in the Studio Calico Snippets collection!

I love it when things go together, but as they say on "What Not to Wear",
they should go...not match!!  Not that I think that is a hard and fast 
rule for fashion, or scrapbooking...however, I loved that this fabric 
tape was similar to the SC paper, but a different scale!  

I started  by cutting a background with my Silhouette out of white card stock.
I loved the variation of some corners being rounded and some not.  
It was inspired from the photo of my son swinging in our very rigid square of gravel, 
but the swing that curves around whatever size little person sits there! ;)  
Along that same curved line the geo tag and astrology chart were inspired...

I love highlighting a negative cut out with patterned paper or in this case, 
the red star washi that was a perfect match, to my son's shirt, to the yellow swing 
seat & card stock I cut it from, to the stars in the astrology paper!  

I used each cut out piece from the frame background, and cut it a little smaller 
to have a black border underneath.  I layered the fabric tape onto that 
card stock and rounded the corners!  I love that it "goes" but doesn't match exactly.
It just looks like more patterned paper!  

I finished off the background taping it with some of my favorite grey & white
 dot washi from LMT at the corners onto this 12x12 map print. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I hope this inspired you to use washi or fabric tapes in a new way!

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check out Love My Tapes on Pinterest....
I am constantly amazed at how versatile these products really can be!

Please leave comments, ideas or links to your own pages and
most importantly have a Happy Wednesday
(or as my 9 year old said today, that day that is farther away from Monday!)


  1. Great job, Jenni! That layout it so cute! Love the rounded edges of the frames!

  2. How awesome? I love the diecut background that you did with your Silhouette. The rounded corners are so awesome. I love layering behind a diecut background?


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