Monday, June 30, 2014

Fabric tape backdrop

Hello LMT friends!  It's Jaclyn here today to share a quick card I whipped up with some fabric tape. 

From the moment I spied the soft texture, color and patterns of these two fabric tapes I knew they would be a perfect compliment to a sweet baby card.  Not only that, but they helped me pull the card together in no time without sacrificing style or pattern. 

I layed down a simple background, by lining up varying lengths of the tape along a section of white cardstock.  Changing up the lengths of the tape and cutting the ends of each piece at a different angle or style, allowed me to easily create added interest and dimension.  Since the tapes are fairly thin and pliable, I was even able to overlap sections of the tape without creating too much bulk, run then through my sewing machine for added texture and stitch through them with ease to attach a few sewn on buttons.

This close up shows just how easy it is to stamp on the fabric surface, as well.  I used a dye ink and clear photopolymer stamp to stamp my sentiment and the legs of the stork, and had no issues with it bleeding or running on the fabric.

Next time you're putting together a quick card, you might consider turning to your tapes for an easy and colorful backdrop.  The pattern and texture of the tape is sure to set the stage for the theme and message you want to convey to your recipient.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Niagara Falls and Lace Tape

It's Rebecca today!  I guess Niagara Falls and lace tape don't really have something in common, except they certainly go well together when you combine them in a scrapbooking layout! I've had this idea for a while to use only an embellishment sheet and cardstock to create a layout.  Adding in the lace washi tape really grounded everything.  I like, too, that this layout isn't necessarily "froufy" but the more elaborate tape complements it perfectly!  

I'd love to see how you use lace tape!  I hope you'll link up in the comments!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Picnic Invitation with Fabric Tape!

Hi Everybody!
Jenny from Crazy About Cricut here, and it's time for another video for the Love My Tapes Design Team!!  With summer officially here, it's time for picnics, and parties!  I have the perfect invitation to make using the Love My Tapes fabric tape.  Enjoy the tutorial :)

*Silhouette - Picnic Basket with Ants (Design # 44706)
*Craftin' Desert Divas - Simply Said stamp set
*Core'dinations - all cardstock

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

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Baby Card with Lace Tape

Hello Love My Tapes friends! Marcia here today sharing a baby card I made with adhesive lace tape. When I received this onesie card die cut from Top Dog Dies, the first thing I thought of was adding some ruffled lace to the back side of the onesie. I loved dressing my girls up when they were babies with clothes that had ruffled butts :)  It was easy to do with Love My Tapes adhesive lace. This lace is one of my new favorite things to hoard, lol. The onesie card could be used for a baby shower invite, a baby shower card, a thank you card, or as a baby announcement. Here is the card I made ...

There is a die to cut an insert for inside the card that you can use to add a writing space. I love that Top Dog thought of this, because most pattern papers are double sided.

and my favorite back side view...

Now I said this lace had an adhesive back, so how did I keep it from sticking to everything where the lace is peeking out at the leg openings? I applied some baby powder to the sticky side using my EK Success Powder Tool. Now my card even smells like a baby :)

If you love crafting with lace, you NEED to try lace tape. It's so much easier to use than trying to glue lace down. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Patriotic Project Life Cards

Hi guys, Katie here! It's almost July! Do you have any fun plans for the 4th? I'll probably be watching fireworks, so I wanted to make some patriotic journaling cards to use in my project life album

I went through my tape and grabbed all the red, white and blue tapes and decided which ones I wanted to use. I thought the lace tape was pretty perfect!

I combined the tapes with 4th of July themed stamps and some gold spray mist to alter some project life cards.

While I had the tapes out, I also decided to make a fun 4th of July card to send out. I used the red flower tape to make a ruffled flower embellishment and used it as a sort of "straw topper" to add to my mason jar stamp.

Here are the tapes I used, They were perfect for a patriotic look! Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Embellishing Home Decor with Lace Tape

Hello! Tessa here with a project from my little girl's nursery. She may have just turned five months old, but the nursery is still a work in progress. Luckily, Love My Tapes' lace tape made embellishing a piece of wall decor simple and pretty:

I am creating a collage of letter A's over Adlyn's crib. I picked up this pre-painted, wooden A at a local craft store. I wanted to keep it white, so I just distressed the edges a bit and left the rest alone. To give it texture and interest, I turned to my white lace tape.

I added one strip of tape facing right, then added a second piece of the same tape facing the other way. By butting up the edges, it looks like one piece of lace trim. The self-adhesive feature of the tape made the project fast and easy.

If white isn't your color, I am sure you could start with a piece like this, then simply spray paint over your letter and the tape in whatever hue you like. Thanks to Love My Tapes for the cute nursery art, and thank you for stopping by today!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Adorable Baby Photo Clip by Dana Tatar

Hi Love My Tapes fans! Dana here today sharing a photo clip. I have several large patterned clips in my stash that I'm not too crazy about. I dressed one clip up with some fabric tape and can now see myself quickly going through the rest of my clips!

When I saw the Love My Tapes star-patterned fabric tape I immediately thought *baby.* I gathered a favorite baby photo of my niece, a handful of embellishments and a roll of fabric tape to create this photo clip in a snap.

Love My Tapes has a wonderful selection of patterned washi and fabric tapes so personalizing clips is fun and easy. I have my clip sitting on my desk, but could just as easily display this piece on a bookshelf or side table. I think this clip would also make a fantastic (and inexpensive) gift.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Die Cut Washi Storage

Hi Everybody!
Jenny from Crazy About Cricut here, and it's time for another video for the Love My Tapes Design Team!!  Recently all of the Love My Tape designers shared how we store our washi tape.  (If you missed that post, you can check it out HERE.)   And since we are all washi tape hoarders collectors, I thought a project on another way to store our beloved tape would be perfect!  Here's my tutorial, enjoy :D

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

Friday, June 20, 2014

Not all who Wander are Lost Layout by Katie

Hey everyone, Katie here! Today I wanted to share this layout I created with you guys. I love scrapbooking in a 12x12" format, but sometimes the page just seems a little too wide for my photo. What I like to do is add either a strip of paper or washi tape to one side of the layout.

For this layout, I placed about 4 strips of the fabric tape along the right edge. I love the shade of green that fabric tape is. I think having that color block on one side of my layout is a good way to make the eye focus on my photo.

This green fabric tape is one of my favorites! It's so bright and I love the tiny leaf pattern. I also used the muslin/canvas fabric tape behind my title. I felt like my title was just sort of floating above my photo, so I added a couple of strips of the tape and it looks so much better!

I also wanted to share the card below that I made recently using the yellow gingham fabric tape. A fun use for the fabric tape is to layer it on a piece of paper and then cut it into 4 squares to make a grid like I did on this card.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you get a chance to look around at some of the other projects the design team has shared- they're definitely inspiring!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Remember When Mini Album with Dana Tatar

Hi Love My Tapes fans! Dana here today sharing a fun mini album that features some of my favorite vintage family photos. I love to create mini albums using random photos, so each page is a surprise. I think that family members who flip through the pages of this album will say, 'I remember this' more than once. I added a lot of height to the front cover, layering stickers, rhinestones and a flower. For the inside pages, where height is restricted, I added strips of pattern and color with washi tape.

I used washi tape on the first two pages to hold down my photos. I also used washi tape to add a fun pattern to a piece of solid cardstock. Aren't the mustaches fantastic?!

I love to use washi tape just like a piece of patterned paper. I cut pieces of tape into small pennants and tucked them under my photos.

I chose several rolls of washi tape in colors that coordinated with the patterned papers I used for this album. Tape allowed me to add a lot of pattern and color to my album pages without the bulk.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Quick gift bag and gift tag with washi tape

Hello Love My Tapes fans! This is Maya and today I am going to share a quick gift bag and gift tag made with washi tape.

I bought a simple kraft gift bag from a craft store and decided to give it a personal touch. I used washi tape to spell "thank you" on the bag.

I didn't go for perfection here but wanted it to look cute and handmade.

 I used the same washi tape to make the flower by folding strips of washi tape, snipping the edges and and layering them in a rosette shape . I added another piece of roses and gold washi tapes to the bottom of the tag and sprinkled few sequins.

I used a piece of twine to tied the tag to the the bag handle. I will write a personal message on the back of the tag.

That's it! Quick and simple, perfect for end of school gifts or graduation gifts. 
Thank you for stopping by today!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Peek-a-boo Ruffles with Fabric Tape

Hello and happy Father's Day! I thought today would be an appropriate day to share a Smash book page that celebrates one of my favorite dads - my husband. This book is all about selfies that my husband and I take together. This particular page spread is about a date night we had back in April:

I used several Love My Tapes to bring the bright colors all together: green dot washi tape, red circle dot washi tape, pink and white lace tape, and light red fabric tape.

I wanted to bring a little extra attention to my photo, so I created some texture with the fabric tape. I made a ruffle with the tape and adhered my photo over one edge, so the ruffle peeks out from the photo mat.

To make your own, cut a length of tape about twice as long as the space you want it to cover. Next, secure the top to your page. Pinch the tape onto itself, then press the next bit of tape to your page. Repeat until you reach the end of your tape. By overlapping a photo or pocket card, you can press the ripple down into place.

For more photos of these Smash book pages and the Love My Tapes tapes in use, feel free to visit my blog today. Thanks for stopping by! Tessa

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Can you spot the washi tape?

Happy weekend, Love My Tapes friends!  It's Jaclyn here today with a bit of a little scavenger hunt for you.  Check out the page I put together below and see if you can spot all of the places I used washi tape....

You're probably thinking - pretty simple, huh?!  You've spied the bit of aqua chevron off to the left side of the patterned paper block. 

Quickly located the pretty gold, star tape peeking out above my vertical photo.

And maybe you even spotted the border of pink confetti-dotted tape that runs vertically along the white cardstock block. 

If you stopped there, however, you still haven't identified the large surface area on the page that is covered in washi!  Any more guesses?! Take a closer look at the large block of pink patterned paper.  Rather than using that particular patterned paper, as is (it was originally a pink background with large, scattered white dots), I covered the whole surface of the paper in the pink confetti-dotted tape from LMT. 

Since this particular tape is translucent, it allows for the underlying pattern on the paper to still be seen, but adds an additional pattern and gives the paper an all new look.

I hope this page reminds you to step out of your box and get creative with your tapes. If you typically reach for your washi to create a quick border, adhere a photo or add a pop of color to your project - challenge yourself to layer your tape in a way that alters your page elements for a brand new look.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Washi as Patterned Paper

Happy Friday!  Rebecca here!  I love using washi tape as my "patterned paper" on layouts and in art journaling.  And while it doesn't photograph well, even washi tape can create dimension.

To start, I layer the washi tape onto white cardstock and then trim it into strips.  Then, adhere flat strips to the page.  Finally, add small pieces of the same pattern on top using foam tape to give it dimension. Hopefully this image will give you a good idea of the difference it makes on your projects!  

I'd love to see any projects you make using dimension with your washi tape!  I hope you'll share them with me in the comments!  You can also visit my blog here.  Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Upcycled Fourth of July Table Decor

Hello Love My Tapes friends. Marcia here today with a festive Fourth of July picnic caddy that I created with upcycled toilet paper rolls, a paper towel roll, and a wine cooler cardboard caddy. I am planning an extended family BBQ and really wanted to create some picnic caddies for my tables that could hold spoons, forks, napkins, and some sparklers. After all, what's a Fourth of July picnic without some fireworks :)

The Americana collection from Pebbles was perfect for covering up the cardboard tubes and the wine cooler caddy after I painted it white. I used a couple different rolls of red, white, and blue washi tape to cover the rods I used to support my rockets. It's much more festive with the washi.

I also used the blue star washi to jazz up my caddy.

I think these are going to be a huge hit at the party!!

Thanks for stopping by

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Create a Gallery Wall Look with Tapes

Hello! Tessa Buys here with another idea for using tapes on a layout. One day, long ago, I picked up the most adorable lace frame stickers at my local craft store. I quickly used them up and couldn't find more. As soon as I saw lace tapes, I realized I could recreate those same frames. The technique has become one of my favorites for all kinds of tape, and the result is a fabulous gallery wall look on my layouts:

In this layout, I used lace tape, glitter tape and fabric tape to create my frames. To make the lace frame pictured here, first trace your photo onto your layout where you would like to place it. Then, apply one side of your frame at a time, slightly crossing over your traced line. When the frame is complete, adhere your photo. You may need to use dimensional adhesive because of the dimension of the lace tape.

To make the glitter and fabric frames, first adhere your photo to your layout. Next, apply each side of your frame, overlapping the photo. For my glitter tape frame, I made all the sides equal in length.

For a different look, I made two sides of my fabric frame longer than the other sides.

The next time you'd like to use frames on a layout, don't forget about tapes! From washi to lace, fabric to glitter, they all make a great gallery wall.

For more close-ups of this layout, feel free to stop by my blog. Thanks for visiting, and have a great day!