Friday, November 28, 2014

The Hunger Games Inspired Layout

Hey guys, Katie here today! For Halloween this year, I went as Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games. My costume was completely handmade, and I loved being Katniss!

Since my costume was so amazing, I needed a layout to document it, right?

 I included the mockingjay pin that was part of my costume onto my layout over a few strips of fabric and lace tapes, but I felt my layout still needed a little bit something.

So I grabbed Love My Tapes gold glitter paper (this stuff is fantastic!) and diecut my title out of it on my Silhouette Portrait. If you're curious, I used the blade at a 7 and it cut through my glitter paper perfectly!

Thanks for stopping by! You really need to get you some of that glitter paper, hopefully our shop should be up soon where you can get some!

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!

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.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Writing with Washi

Hello! Tessa Buys here with a page from my new project, an art journal. I'm not a very painty, artsy, messy art journaler, so my designs are clean and simple. What better medium to incorporate into that aesthetic than washi tape?

For this page, I used a very pretty pink and light yellow airmail stripe from Love My Tapes. I thought the colors of the tape contrasted and complemented the flower die cuts well.

I adhered strips of tape to the page as lines for my writing - well, stamping. Because I wanted the tape lines to be a loose guide for my stamps, I knew some of the stamps would overlap the tape. I needed an ink that would stamp well on both the paper and the washi tape, so I chose my black Staz-On ink.

Do you use washi tape in your art journaling? If so, I hope you'll look to Love My Tapes for a great selection of designs. Be sure to stop by my blog today for the second page in this book, also featuring washi and stamping.

Have a great day!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Holiday Planner

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, Using some gorgeous lace tape, and fun washi tape I show how to help keep a little organized with this cute holiday planner!  Enjoy the video :)

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

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Grid Style Layout- Chimp Haven

Hey guys, Katie here! Today I wanted to share this layout I created using photos from a recent trip to Chimp Haven. I used some of my favorite tapes with some project life cards to create this grid style layout.

To get the grid look, I actually used a couple of strips of washi tape to make sure my cards and photos were straight. I forgot to take a photo of it though. ;)

I used the LMT adhesive to secure all of my photos and cards.

Today I also wanted to share with you guys these 2 easy cards I created using Love My Tapes. They're really simple, but cute. I just layered the tape in strips of cover a section of the card and added lace tape for further embellishment!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Wedding Birdseed Bags with Washi

Hello Love My Tapes friends, Marcia here today. My daughter got married last weekend and I just had to share these cute little bags for keeping birdseed in. It's a tradition to throw rice at weddings as the couple departs the church, as rice is a symbol of fertility. Well somewhere along the line, we discovered that birds that eat the rice, die! So it's much more common now to throw birdseed. My sister-in-law made the cutest little bags. I tried to save one, but my hubby (thinking he was being a big help) threw it out! I had to recreate a few to show you ...

I searched through my stamps for anything wedding related and came up with this heart and bridal couple. Just stamp your image on the glassine bag, fill with some birdseed and seal shut with washi tape. This washi tape was the perfect choice :)

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Fabric Tape Snap Clips

Hello! Tessa Buys here. At the risk of making mothers of bald babies everywhere a wee bit jealous, I have a problem with my 9 month old daughter's out of control curls. My favorite tool to keep the curls at bay right now is the snap clip. I can grab just enough hair to pull away from her eyes, they are secure while she plays, and they are cheap. However, they can be boring. My easy and fast solution? Love My Tapes' fabric tapes!

Ready to make your own? You'll need fabric tape, scissors, and snap clips. For this tutorial, I have used a standard size snap clip, but you can also use mini snap clips (like the one in Adlyn's hair).

Start by cutting a piece of fabric tape that is double the length of your clip, plus a half inch or so.

Remove the backing and open your clip. Start applying the tape to the inside of your clip, keeping the clip centered on the tape.

Flip the clip over and continue adhering the tape to the clip. Make sure that your edges match and that you are firmly pressing the tape to the clip.

Flip over the clip and estimate how much more tape you need to cover the tip of the clip. Trim the excess tape and then fold the end over.

These would make great baby shower gifts or stocking stuffers. Grab all your fabric tapes, a package of snap clips, and have fun!

Thanks for stopping by today!