Friday, October 28, 2011

Masculine Guest Book

One of my staff members is retiring today and we're having a little reception for him.  I made this mini book to use as a guest book for all his friends & peers to wish him well on his new life journey.

I wanted to keep the book quite masculine and this Fabric Sheet was just right, I cut it using one of the Tim Holtz Sizzix dies.  To add a finishing touch to the 'spine' of the book I added one of the Striped Fabric Tapes which I stained green with Distress Stain to match the umbrella man.

I hope he enjoys his book and all the wonderful message his friends & peers write to him!


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

"Miramichi" layout

Hi Everyone! JJ here again with another layout. This time I wanted to show you a project where I altered the lace and fabric with Tattered Angels products.

The 21mm white (LT1007) lace was painted with Pink Lipstick glimmer glam, and the blue stripe "Silverton" (FT023) tape was painted with the Shy Violet glimmer glaze. I peeled the backing off, placed the tape on my non-stick splat mat, and misted & painted away. Once they were dry, I just peeled them up and stuck them on my page. The adhesive was still just as strong as ever!

This photo demonstrates how much of a difference Chalkboard mist can make on a piece of fabric. The tan self-adhesive fabric is the original colour and the teal fabric is the same fabric misted with Teal High Heel chalkboard. It was a happy discovery to find the white anchors resisted the mist!

Take a second look at your favorite Love My Tapes products - you can get even more uses from them if you try altering the colour!

Thanks for visiting,

Supplies (Love My Tapes):
fabric sheet - beige anchors (FS5020)
lace tape - 21mm white (LT1007), 12mm black (LT6022)
fabric tape - blue stripe "Silverton" (FT023)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Happy Birthday

Hello my friends! Giovana here with a simple and pretty Birthday card. I used Lemon bar Mini check Fabric tape to create the bacground of my card. I think it looks really pretty and elegant :)

  • Make card base from White Cardstock. A2 size.
  • Cut strips of fabric tape and adhere them to card to create your background.
  • Cut a strip of cardstock, punch border and ink all edges. Stamp sentiment. Adhere it to card.
  • Add mini pearls to any other flower.
  • Add crocheted flowers and paper flower.
  • Add Star Dust Stickles to paper flower.

Hope you like it!
Have a great day!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

You are strong and beautiful

Hello my friends! Giovana here with a clean and simple card, where the lace tape ribbon is the star :)
The stamps used in this card are from the new Gina K. Designs release and it's called "Strength and Hope"

I stamped the image and sentiment on Watercolor Paper, colored the ribbon with reinkers. I sponged all the edges mat it with Pink Cardstock and add straight stitches. Add panel to card,add pink rhinestones, then add the Dark Pink Lace Tape Ribbon. This ribbon makes the card really pop and very elegant. Perfect card to give to a Breast Cancer Survivor or somebody who is fighting it.

Hope you like it!!
Have a great day!

Fabric Tape Banner

Hi friends! It's Ashley here to share a project with you today. I'm sure you all know how popular banners are and I just wanted to show you how simple it is to make a banner from fabric tape.

To make the banner, you use have a select what size you'd like your flags and cut the tape pieces to that length. I used Mini Check Fabric Tape in Taffy, Sherbet, and Lemon Bar. Then cut the Vs into each end and stick them to the paper using either a piece of twine or string as the rope for the banner. I used Divine Twine.
I'd like to point out the stamp in this card. It is a Swimming For Katie stamp from i {heart} papers (an online store that sells Love My Tapes.) These stamps are to benefit my friend and fellow crafter, Katie Renz who is battling gastric cancer. If you can, please purchase a stamp. I have an incentive for you. I'm hosting a challenge for anyone who uses these stamps. Challenge details HERE. Love My Tapes has graciously donated 3 packs of fabric tape, 1 fabric sheet, and a double sided adhesive runner to my $200+ prize pack. (I love designing for these generous people!)

Have a great day!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Mixed Media

Even though the temps outside here are still just like summer my mind is already starting to prepare for I have a little Christmas project to share with you today!

I've always loved art (all forms) and recently have fallen head over heals for creating mixed media canvases.  I was browsing the web all over and came across THIS fabulous Christmas canvas by Christy Tomlinson...she is totally fabulous!!  As soon as I saw her Christmas tree canvas I was totally inspired to create my own!

To make the tree I used pieces of scrap paper, Lace Tape & some Fabric Sheet died with Distress Stains.  The deer was cut out using a Sizzix die and THIS Fabric Sheet.  I also covered a chipboard star for the top of my tree using the Lemon Bar Fabric Tape.

Here are a couple of close ups.....

Thanks for stopping by, I hope I've inspired you to get a head start on some Christmas projects!!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

"Butterfly" Hallowe'en Layout

Hi everyone - JJ here, with a girlie Hallowe'en layout. For this layout I wanted to really bring in a softness to the halloween theme by adding flowers and lots of lace. I used 3 different laces, but it's not overwhelming because they are all the same shape, creating repetition.

For this page I used the 12mm lace in lime green, light pink and black. So easy to add a little shabby chic to almost any theme with these laces - hope you give it a try!


Monday, October 3, 2011

Celebrate "Picture frame"

Hello LMT fans!! Giovana here with a new project for you. This time I decided to embellish a plain picture frame. I got this picture frame from my LSS. I traced the shape of the frame onto Patterned Paper to cover the back of the frame and onto Dark Pink Fabric Sheet, cut them out and adhere them to the frame. Then, I stamped onto the fabric sheet, I used White pigment and it looks fantastic!!, for the sentiment I used Black soot from Ranger Industries, the deep black from this ink creates a great contrast. I added White Lace Tape Ribbon all around the frame and for the window area.
I decorated it with stamp images that coordinated with my daughter's picture. It was taken last year during the snow season (that lasted forever, LOL)

Hope you like it!
Have a great day!!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Just the right touch!

You know when you finish a layout and it is missing something?
It seems like lately I reach for these beautiful lace tapes from Love My Tapes! 
and it's the perfect touch! They go with all types of projects and I love that
I don't have to add the adhesive and get it all over the place (except where I
truly want it!) because it's already on there and it stays where I put it!
Image of 1 pack lace tape - 15mm x 2M - Beige - LT2003
This is the one I used on this project
Item#: LT 2003
You must try these You will be hooked!
Beige Color