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Sue doesn't do the traditional style of project life pages but she loves the idea of creating 'quick' pages for events, such as Christmas. Sue has used the beautiful Santa's List collection from Teresa Collins to create her two page spread, using washi tape and the chipboard set to add her embellishments. You may notice that Sue used the glittered notecards 12x12 paper from the collection but the other papers have come from the 6x6 pad, which is lovely, as the patterns are miniature versions. To create the striped embellishment on her left page, Sue covered a piece of card stock in washi tape, then die-cut it using her Big Shot machine. She then stitched in silver thread to add interest. Washi tape is lovely for adding pops of colour and pattern on to your pages and is so easy to work with. And if you haven't already realised, collecting those beautiful rolls of decorative tape can be addictive!!
Washi tapes have been trending for a little while now. There are endless patterns and colours available and are a great thickness to create a trim on any project. Stacey has used the coordinating tapes from the new My Minds Eye Cut and Paste Collection to create lots of fun elements on her page. Using a piece of string she created a banner with the Washi tape and adhered using foam tape to add extra dimension. She also made a super quick bow and added a button in the centre. A simple trim at the top of the page or even to cover a wood clip.........the possibilities with Washi Tape are endless.
Here Leanne has made a card featuring MME Washi Tape and Carta Bella papers. Leanne has used the washi tape to attach the layers of her card to the card base. Washi tape is so easy to pleat and just tear and stick!
Leanne has also used washi tape to create the embellishments on the card. By covering white cardstock and then cutting or punching it Leanne creates perfectly co-ordinated fishtail banners and a heart.
Gaffer tape is thicker than the washi tape making it a perfect element to add to a male card. Here Leanne used the gaffer tape in three different ways. Firstly she used it to create a fish tail banner piece. Then she used it to transform an everyday office bulldog clip into a co-ordinated embellishment and lastly she adhered it to paper and created this handpieced arrow.
For this off the page project Leanne used a combination of glitter tape and washi tape to create a gift within a gift. This cute little box is full of handmade tags, covered pegs and wrapping twine that the recipient can use when they next have to give a gift.
Because the tapes are already adhesive they are perfect for covering anything you can think of really. Here Leanne used the tapes to cover pegs. The tape was also great to use to dress up some wrapping twine. Leanne simple wrapped the tape around the twine randomly and then trimmed the pieces.
The bow on the top of the box was made with glitter tape. Leanne used it like ribbon initially to form the centre of the bow and did not remove the backing, then she used the built in adhesive to finish off the other components.
Like the main card Leanne used washi tape and cardstock to create embellishments for this tag.
Here Leanne used washi tape to join two components of the tag together.
This tag features washi tape used in a multitude of ways. In addition to using it to add banners and borders, cover buttons and punch shapes, Leanne also repurposed the stems of her flowers and added washi tape to create these matching feathers.
Glitter tape was punched, cut and also used to cover a button on this tag.