Saturday, February 28, 2015

Storybook Houses

Charity Hotrum here, today I am sharing a set of wooden houses
 framed with washi tape. 
Each of these houses has a different stamped image, colored, and adhered to a wooden block. To secure the edges I used corresponding colors of washi tape. As a final step I added Mod Podge to protect the surface.
For a step by step tutorial go here:
Stop by my blog Scrappin' Chaos for a list of supplies.

Scrap On!


Friday, February 27, 2015

Love my tapes designer: Michelle Gallant

Hi everyone, my name is Michelle Gallant and I live in NB Canada with my hubby and 2 kids (13&11).  I have been scrapbooking for about 8 years.  I went to a class with a friend and it was love at first cut!!!!

I'm really excited to be a part of this DT!  Washi tape is so much fun.  I have a lot of fun ideas running through my head...I can't wait to get started!

Here are some LO's I have done using washi tape:

Here is my blog in case you want to follow me!

See you soon!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Love My Tapes Designer: Lynn

Hi everyone!  I am so thrilled to be here! My name is Lynn and I live in a small town in Northern Ontario Canada.  I am married to the love of my life and we have two girls and two Siamese cats.  I've been scrapbooking for over 12 years now but only started blogging about it for the last three.  My scrapbooking style varies a lot, depending on my mood and inspiration.  It certainly has changed over the years!  I love incorporating mixed media on my layout and creating my own backgrounds.  I love adding machine stitching and there is almost always a piece of washi tape on every layout I make.  I hope that I am able to inspire you with what I create!

Here is a peak at the some of my work using washi tape:

Fall Ride:

Me @ 38:

Your Smile Makes Life Sweet:

Back To School:

Thanks for stopping by to meet me today!  I am looking forward to sharing more ideas with you using Love My Tapes unique products.

You can find me here:
My Blog   /   Bloglovin'   /   Pinterest  /   Facebook

Happy Thursday :D

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Love My Tapes Designer: Kimberly Jensen

Hi Love My Tapes Fans!

My name is Kimberly Jensen.
 I'm really excited to be a new Design Team member for Love My Tapes!
I reside in the capitol of Windy Wyoming and I am a wife to a wonderful man 
and mother to two amazing kids, one that I currently home school. 
I have been a paper crafter for about 7 years now.
I started out making cards and that is my passion.
I enjoy altering items, decorating my planner, and Project Life.
I am a collector of washi tape! I love the versatility of it.
Anyone can use it and it can be used on any kind of project.

Here are a few projects I have used washi tape on:

Can you tell my passion is card making? 
I just love being able to brighten someone's day with some happy mail! 

You can find me on these Social Medias:

Thanks for stopping by today! 
I can wait to share some projects. Make sure to come back 
and see all the new Design Team members! 
Have a wonderful day!


Monday, February 23, 2015

Love My Tapes Designer: Candy Spiegel

Hello! My name is Candy Spiegel and I am proud to be selected to participate on the Love My Tapes Design Team.
I live in Michigan in a small lake cottage my husband and I pretend is a farm. We have five chickens (with six more coming in a few weeks), two bunnies we hope to breed, and two cats. During the summer, we raise meat chickens and turkeys, as well. We have a large garden and enjoy learning to preserve our produce. It may be silly, but we love when we can cook a meal where we grew, raised or hunted everything except the butter and spices. Our children are grown -- one is in the U.S. Navy in Hawaii and the other is in college, so it is just us and the animals.

I have been paper crafting for about 20 years and I do it all -- mixed media, home decor, cardmaking, scrapbooking, and more. I teach, serve on several design teams, and write for Michigan Scrapbooker Magazine. I also operate a traveling store where I take supplies to local crops.

I love washi tape, but I do not use it enough. By being part of this design team, I hope to learn to incorporate it more.

On this card I used washi tape to make a background.

On this one I used it to create birthday candles.

And on this page, I used it both as a decorative element and cut the letters for the title out of it.

I hope you will join me on this journey with tape!

Visit my blog or follow me on Facebook or Pinterest ...

Saturday, February 21, 2015

A duo of happy and bright cards

Happy Saturday LMT friends!  It's Jaclyn here today hoping to bring you a little bit of sunshine and happy on your Saturday morning.  It's been snowy and COLD where I live in the Midwest, so naturally I've been craving anything and everything to help me stay warm - both physically and even in my crafting!  I've been reaching for bright and tropical colors to cancel out the cold and my two cards I have to share with you today, reflect just that!  Here's a look...

I originally started off these cards not intending to use a stitch of washi tape - *GASP*, I know, right?!  I was in the mood to attempt some watercoloring and wasn't even sure the end result would end up on an actual project at all.  After playing with watercolors, stamping, embossed images and even a little stitching here are the pieces I ended up with...
I knew that the rainbow of colors, would find a happy home as the focal point to a couple of cards.  I wanted the watercoloring that I had spent so much time on, to be the focus of the card, so I thought I would simply mount them atop a colorful cardstock base.
The end result was pretty, yes, but seemed a little too plan and was definitely missing something.  So, what to do?  I reached for my LMT washi stash, of course!
For the yellow card, I laid down strips of washi tape to match my rainbow of watercolors, accented with a couple of tone on tone epoxy dots and even added in a bit of messy thread to complete the 'artsy' look.

I used a bit of foam adhesive to layer and pop my watercolor piece over the background, and I knew my card was complete!
I was determined that the next watercolored piece (shown above) would look just fine on a solid background.  I had stamped and embossed that image in a bold black and even included a couple additional lines of sentiment.  I knew those two factors would give it more substance to stand alone on a card front.

Again, the results were pretty and the card could have been left alone at this point.  But I had such great success with the washi tape in the last card, I knew this card would benefit from some washi magic, as well!
This time, I decided to add some texture with a dry embossed background and a hint of lace tape.
This was definitely a more subtle transformation than the last card, but worked well since the watercolored piece took up a more substantial area of the card front.  I love the bit of texture the lace tape adds, as well as the focus it draws to the sentiment toward the bottom of the card.
I hope these cards have brought a little happy to your weekend! Come back and visit us soon, as the new DT girls will be filling up the blog in the coming weeks with all kinds of inspiring projects!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Love My Tapes Designer: Stacey

Hi Love My Tapes Fans!
I'm so excited to be a part of the Love My Tapes team.

My name is Stacey and I have been happily married to the love of my life for 23 years. Together we have two children and call the beautiful state of Virginia home. 
 I started out papercrafting about 8 years ago by doing scrapbook layouts. Somewhere along the way, I started doing cards and then 3D projects. I am also starting to dip my toes into pocket style scrapbooking. While I love all things papercrafting, I definitely think my passion is card making and 3D items. I love being able to bring a smile (hopefully) to someone's face and brighten it just a little by giving a simple card or gift box filled with some candy :)

Here is a past project that I have made using some washi tape:

Right now you can get 10% off your order of $25 by using the code love2015 .
Offer good until Feb. 21, 2015.

You can find me on the following social media sites:

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Be sure to stop back by tomorrow!

I hope you have a great crafty day!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Love My Tapes Designer: Susie Bentz

Hello Love My Tapes Fans!  

My name is Susie Bentz and I love washi!  My personal stockpile contains well over 100 different designs.  It is a great way to add accents without adding bulk.  I use it to introduce a color(s) or to balance a layout.  I love to use it to break up a line OR to extend a line.  Washi can be a bold part of the design or it can be a subtle embellishment.  It doesn’t matter if the design is fun and funky or very elegant – washi works! 

I love all kinds of crafting but I am primarily a scrapbooker so I thought I would share a few of my favorite pages:

You can find me on the world wide web - here are my Social Media Links:

Stop by the Love My Tapes Store to take advantage of the 
Valentine's Day Sale
  Use the Promo Code LOVE2015
 through 2/20/2015 to get 10% off your order of $25.00
Come back tomorrow to meet another new member of the team!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Love My Tapes Designer: Cassie Wiscarson

Hello Love My Tapes followers!
I am so thrilled to be joining the fabulous team here at Love My Tapes!!

My name is Cassie Wiscarson and I currently live in Washington State with my husband, our 7 year old daughter and our two dogs.  I started scrapbooking back in 2005 when my husband joined the Army.  Once I started, I was hooked.  I have always loved photography, in fact it was my major in both high school and college.  So playing with paper just came naturally to me.

I will be the first to admit that I am a washi tape addict.  I seriously can't get enough of the stuff.  I love it so much that I just convinced my husband to make me new trays to hold all of my tape.  I decided to share two of my favorite layouts that I recently created with washi tape.

For this cute layout featuring my daughter, I wanted to have a bunch of different patterned strips behind the photo.  Washi is perfect for this!  I love having all the different patterns on this layout and I didn't use a single sheet of patterned paper.  I also love that washi comes in a variety of widths, because I love them all!

In this layout featuring my mom and one of my pups, I just wanted to add little pops of extra color throughout the page.  This is another great way to use washi on a page.  With the variety of colors and patterns available I am always able to find the perfect addition to my pages.

You can find me on these social network sites:

Don't forget, there are only a couple of days left to take advantage of the sale at LMT.  Just use code love2015 to get 10% off an order of $25! (good thru 2/21)

I hope you will come back to meet the rest of this talented new team.  I know I am excited to see what they will share!
- Cassie -

Monday, February 16, 2015

Love My Tapes Designer: Ange Weisbeck

Hello LMT friends!
I am super excited to be joining the Love My Tapes team!

My name is Ange (anj) Weisbeck. I live in Idaho with my husband and 4 children, 2 girls - 16 & 13 and 2 boys - 11 & 5. They definitely fill my life with a lot of excitement!
I have been scrapbooking since before my oldest was born. I love making home decor and the occasional card, but my main passion is layouts. I just love reliving those wonderful moments that I've been lucky enough to catch with a photo or journaling about the ones I missed.

I have a serious love for tapes, so I think I'm going to fit right in around here!
Here is a layout I made with some fun Cross Stitch Heart tape that you can find in the store here.
Use code love2015 to get 10% off an order of $25! (good thru 2/21)

My little guy is such a charmer! He is so much fun and loves having his picture taken. Here I've used the tape to make a border around my layout and then layered it behind my photo for a banner accent.

You can find me on these social media sites:

Come back tomorrow to meet another new member of the team and visit often to see the wonderful projects we create with Love My Tapes!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Love My Tapes Designer: Charity Hotrum

Hello Friends and Followers of Love My Tapes!
I am absolutely ECSTATIC to be on this new Design Team.

My name is Charity Hotrum. I live in North Dakota with my three children, two cats, and overflowing craft space. I began scrapbooking photos in 2007 but have been papercrafting ever since I could manipulate scissors. My favorite technique is fussy cutting and I revel in combining colors and textures. I enjoy following sketches and discovering new ways to use common scrapping items. I alternate between a shabby chic style and a tailored layering style. I attempt CAS from time to time and like getting my fingers messy with Mixed Media supplies.

Washi Tape has so many good points. It is bright colored, comes in multiple patterns, adheres to virtually any surface, and removes easily for oops-oriented crafters.

 My favorite aspect of washi tape is the ease with which it may be applied. I can add it at the end of a project that just needs a tad more color or I can build a page from the bottom up with specific washi tapes in mind.
The fact that this lovely product is self adhesive makes it super easy to use. No messing with an additional step. I place it on my project where I want it.
And scrunching the stuff for a distressed look? Why it crumbles EXACLTY where I want it to and I couldn't be happier with the effect. I am all about washi tape because it is easy and versatile!
Click on the titles of the above projects for a list of supplies and project tips.
Find me on these Social Media Sites:
Scrap On!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Meet our 2015 Design Team!

We just recently ended our design team call for our 2015 team.. and WOW boy did we get a ton of applications.  More than we ever expected.  It was of course hard to decide but we finally narrowed it down to 12.  A few are staying with us from the last call but we are happy to be adding 9 new designers to our team.

Congrats to these wonderful 12 designers!  We look forward to sharing our Love for Washi Tape with you and can't wait to see what you design.  Each day our designers will introduce themselves and share more links with you.. we hope you stop by our blogs!  Keep an eye out for our 1st Washi Tape Challenge coming in March!

Thank you to everyone who applied~

SMM & DT Coordinator 

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Class Valentines with washi tape

Hello, Love My Tapes fans! This is Maya and today I am sharing class Valentines that I made with my 6 years old.

We decided to make melted crayon hearts. I did them before with my older kids and they are so much fun. There are tons of instructions all over the internet so I will not be sharing them. I will show how we packaged them using Love My Tapes washi tape.

We started by peeling the crayons and melting them in the oven.

When the hearts were ready we attached them to a piece of cardstock with a thick glue dot and I let my first grader write his "tos" and "froms" on a piece of washi tape with a sharpie. Not only did it look pretty but if an occasional mistake was made, it was easy to peel off the washi tape and fix the mistake.

I put the hearts inside little bags and closed them with bag toppers that I designed in Silhouette software.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Wedding Mini Album with Love My Tapes

Hello blogging friends. Marcia here today with a mini album I created with some Love My Tapes washi tape. My daughter was recently married and I've been wanting to create a mini with some of my favorite photos.

Here is how I created my mini. Using the Heart Album die, I cut out 4 from box board and 8 from cardstock, I painted the edge of the box board with white paint. When dry, I adhered the cardstock to the boxboard.

I selected some pattern papers, these are from the Pretty Little Studios You & Me collection that are available in the Clique Kits store.

I die cut the hearts for my album.

I used my Xyron Creative Station to adhere all of these diecuts  to the mini albums pages.

To bind the pages together I created a spine with cardstock scored at every 1/4". I glued one side of each album page to the spine.

I then covered the spine with my Love My Tapes washi tape on the outside and the inside pages.

Then I could add my photos and embellishments. Here are the rest of the pages ...

I used the same washi tape on the inside pages but here I cut the tape in half lengthwise. This created a better proportion for my mini.

I hope this inspires you to create your own mini. Remember Love My Tapes washi tape is now available in the Love My Tapes Etsy store.

Thanks for stopping by,