Friday, May 30, 2014

Flip Flop Treat Boxes

Hi Everybody!
Jenny from Crazy About Cricut here, and it's time for another video for the Love My Tapes Design Team!!  I have a fun new project today using the yummy washi Tape!  Enjoy the video :)

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

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Washi Tape Dress Card

Hi Love My Tapes fans! Dana Tatar here today sharing a card that I created using washi tape in a super fun way. The dress on this card is made with washi tape! My daughter has a Tapeffiti fashion design set and I borrowed one of those patterns to help create this dress.

Using washi tape in this way is really fun! Creating a 3D washi dress for projects is quick and easy.

Step One: Choose a small dress pattern (many can be found online for free) or draw your own.

Step Two: Cut the dress pattern out, cover the pattern with washi tape and smooth with a burnisher.

Step Three: Trim any overhanging tape from the edges of the pattern and tape the dress together.

Step Four: Add the dress to an embellished card base.

That's all there is to it! The wide selection of Love My Tapes washi designs will keep me creating fashionable dresses for quite some time! I think I'll try adding a lace tape trim to the bottom of my next skirt.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The Washi Notebook

Happy Wednesday!  Rebecca here!  I don’t know about you, but I’m always craving more color in my life.  In my “non-crafty” life, I work in a design office.  I’m not working in a cubicle (thank goodness!) but I’m always looking for ways to add a little bit more color around my desk. 

Hence – the washi notebook.  I carry this notebook around all of the time.  And having it color coded for each week really helps me find notes quickly.  (my scribbling as been camouflaged to protect the innocent :))

 I’ve also marked pages that have important information that I reference regularly.

This isn’t the first time I’ve washi-ed (that is an appropriate term!) a notebook.  Here’s an older photo of an old planner. 

What have you washi-ed lately?

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Cards with Washi

Hello Love My Tapes friends! Marcia here today with a couple of cards to share with you. I couldn't help but make a patriotic card for Memorial Day when I saw this blue starred washi tape. It will be great for those 4th of July projects too.

I few strips here and there on the background really jazzed up this card.

I am also starting to think ahead to Father's Day so I made a card for my Dad. He loves to play cards (Euchre and 500 are his games) and a few of the black washi tapes worked wonders to create a background for me. One of these tapes has hearts on it and the other one has crowns. I alternated them on a piece of white cardstock. I then used my Silhouette to cut this diamond overlay from another sheet of cardstock and adhered that over the top of my washi. Trim off the excess on the edges.

Here is how my card turned out ...

I love the look of the washi in the negative space on the background!

Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to come back tomorrow for more washi inspiration!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Washi bow and neck ties

Happy Monday, Love My Tapes friends! It's Jaclyn here today, to share some quick and easy cards that I've made with the upcoming holiday in mind ...  Father's Day!  What doesn't scream Dad, then a colorful array of neck and/or bow ties.  For even more fun, I've constructed these ties out of washi tape!

The ingredients to put these cards together are simple - a colorful stash of tape, cardstock, foam adhesive,  and scissors.  I'll even walk you through the simple steps to create the ties.

Let's start with the bowties.  Cover a scrap of cardstock with your chosen tape and cut along the edges, trimming off the excess cardstock and leaving just the strip of tape behind.

Fold in both sides of the tape strip, curving around a pencil to allow for smooth circular edges, as shown.  Secure the ends of the piece cutting off any excess tape.

Add a foam adhesive square to the center of your bow, and use a leftover scrap of the 'paper tape' to wrap around and complete the center of the bow.

Quick and easy, huh?  It'll take you no time to whip up several of these and adorn a sweet card for the men in your life. 
Now, maybe your Dad is more of a necktie type of guy.  If so, those can easily be constructed out of tape as well!

 Start by covering a scrap piece of cardstock with tape, again.  This time rather than simply trimming the 'paper tape' into a strip - notch the bottom and angle the sides to create the shape of a necktie, as shown.

Use a small remaining piece of the 'paper tape' to fold the neckties 'knot', securing it with foam adhesive to create dimension.

It's easy as can be and within no time, you'll have an array of ties to decorate cards, tags or even gifts for the special Dads in your life!

Thanks for joining me today!  We hope you stop back by tomorrow to see what fun things we have in store to share with you!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Framed monogram with fabric tapes

Hello Love My Tapes fans!This is Maya here today with my new project.

I made a framed monogram for my new scraproom using the beautiful wild flower fabric tapes in sky blue and ivory.

I cut the letter M using my Silhouette Cameo from cream cardstock and layered diagonal strips of fabric tape under the cardstock.

I used a cheap wood frame from a craft store that I painted with glimmer mist. Instead of spraying the mist I used a foam brush to apply it to the frame.

I love how it turned out! Fabric tapes can give any project an extra something special and they are so easy to use!

Thank for stopping and hope you will give these beautiful fabric tapes a try.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Lace Tape Birthday Crown

Hi Everybody!
Jenny from Crazy About Cricut here, and I'm so excited to be doing another video for the Love My Tapes Design Team!!  I have a fun new project today using the gorgeous Lace Tape!  Enjoy the video :)

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

Friday, May 23, 2014

Washi Tape Art Journal Page

Hi everyone, Katie here! I creating pages in my art journal. Sometimes I journal, sometimes it's just art. Today I'm sharing this page I made using washi tape, stickers and a currently card.

I received some lovely red washi tapes in my design team package. I used those, as well as a muslin/canvas fabric tape and a script washi tape on my page. They went really well with these Dream stickers I had that I've been wanting to use.

As you can see below, I started the page by making a grid with the stickers and tape.
After that, I gave it a wash of white paint, stenciled on a few feathers and attached a card with some journaling by using the black chevron tape. Overall, it was a pretty simple page, but looks really great with all of the patterns from the tape!

Another recent projects I want to share is this simple card. I love how bold the black tape is. It makes a great focal point.

Have a great day! -Katie

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Lace Tape Makes a Lovely Border

Hello! Tessa Buys here with a design tip and a layout I created recently with my new lace tape from Love My Tapes. I have long been a fan of lace tapes because of how easy they make adding texture and pretty detail to a page. This layout is of my new little teddy bear, Adlyn:

I began designing the page with a lot of "white space" - the white space being that gorgeous Prima patterned paper. As I went along, I realized that I wanted something more interesting between the top portion and the patterned paper portion of my layout, and the lace tape instantly came to mind.

Color-wise, the white blends beautifully, but the dimension the lace gives makes the hard break from pattern to solid white more interesting and beautiful.

The next time you're looking for a creative border or edge for your project, consider lace tape. Easy, pretty, and definitely an eye-catching. Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day! Tessa

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Washi Action

Happy Wednesday!  Rebecca here. I'm so happy to share my first project with you all.  Tapes are so versatile, and it's easy to create your own patterns and embellishments.  Let's start with these circles.

To create these circles, start with cardstock.  Lay several strips of washi tape down with no gap.

Then use a punch or electronic cutting machine to cut circles (or triangles or squares or any other imagineable shape).

Once you have a a good collection, start creating your layout!

I loved layering these circles under a piece of printed transparency.  And while these are brighter colors than I am typically drawn to - I felt like they were completely appropriate for an action movie layout - since an awful lot of super heroes wear black, red and yellow!

Have fun creating your next washi adventure!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

An altered tin and punched flower tutorial

Hi Love My Tapes fans, it's Jaclyn here today.  I'm excited to be sharing my first design team project with you - an easy altered tin.  It's just perfect to house all the sweet little barrettes and hair ties I keep collecting for my little girl.  Based on the color scheme of supplies you choose, this project could easily be adapted to give as a gift to a teacher friend or neighbor.  Fill the finished tin with pencils, homemade cookies, store bought chocolates or even a small bouquet of pretty flowers.

Isn't it sweet?!  And the best part is, it's so very simple with the help of a stash of LMT's fabric and washi tapes.  The first step is to gather your supplies, as shown below.

As you can see, I grabbed an old cocoa tin and discarded the lid, for the base of my project.  LMT's pretty striped fabric tape was the perfect element to cover the outside of the tin.  Because of it's opaque nature, the fabric tape completely disguises the text and icons on the original piece. 

My next step was to create some fun embellishments to pretty up the container even further. Reaching for the aqua chevron washi tape was an obvious choice for me, as it would perfectly compliment the colors in my little girl's room.  Making the washi tape flowers was simple.  I first grabbed a scrap sheet of cardstock and layed three rows of tape down, being sure to match up the chevron pattern.  Since I knew that the underside of some of the flowers would show, I did the same thing to the back side of the paper, as well.

I used some of my favorite punches and dies, and punched a slew of flowers from the strips of washi paper, I had just created.

The final step is to layer the flowers and curl up the edges of each petal to provide more dimension. 

Once the flowers are adhered together you can finish them off with a button or enamel dot center.

A small bit of hot glue is the key to adhering your homemade washi tape flowers to the fabric covered tin.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I'd love to know if you give this ideas a try.  If you do post a picture to our facebook page and share with us and the Love My Tapes community!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Fabric Tape Rose Mini Book with Dana Tatar

Hi Love My Tapes fans! Dana here today sharing a fun-sized mini book. I used fabric tape and lace tape for this project. The pretty pink trim peeking from under the front cover of this book is lace tape. I'm thrilled to have this tape in my crafty arsenal! Adding this fantastic piece of trim to my book was quick and easy. The adhesive backing of this lace tape allowed me to dress up my project without the messy drying time of a liquid glue.

I crafted this rose with fabric tape! To start, I cut about 20 1-inch pieces of fabric tape. To create the rose petals, I folded the top corners of each piece of the tape down (See photo below). This left the center and bottom portions of the adhesive back uncovered. I then wound each petal around a paper piercing tool. The uncovered adhesive portions of the petals secured the bloom as I worked.

Notice the blue tape in the photo. This is the tape I used to create my rose. I wanted a bold pop of color for the cover of my book, so once my bloom was complete I sprayed it with mist. The fabric tape really grabs color in a fabulous way!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Smash Book Pages and a Fabric Tape Paperclip Flag Tutorial

Hello! I'm excited to be sharing my first Love My Tapes project with you! One of my favorite places to use tape is in my smash book. A smash book is like a scrapbook and art journal combined. Tape is a great way to add color and pattern, and to secure things to the pages. In this page spread, I used Love My Tapes washi tape to adhere the photo and a 4x3 card:

I love the polka dots! But the most fun I had with tape was making these tape flags:

The fabric tapes are the easiest tapes to use, but as you can see, washi tape works, too. If you'd like to make your own, follow these simple steps:

For more details about these smash book pages, visit my blog today and every Sunday for SMASH Sunday. I use tape on pretty much every page, and now you'll be seeing quite a bit of Love My Tapes tape there! Have a great day! Tessa