Friday, October 12, 2012

Scrapbook Steals Blog Hop!


 
Welcome to the Scrapbook Steals Blog Hop! I am so happy to take part in this amazing event! I had a chance to work with Scrapbook Steals a few months ago when I did a joint blog hop with them and Graphic 45. It was pretty successful, so they asked me back! To see that project, click HERE.


If you have never heard of ScrapbookSteals.com, they are the place where crafters of all levels get hooked up with the latest scrapbook goodies at an unbelievable price. At Scrapbook Steals you will have access to hot scrapbooking supplies every day, at up to 80% off the retail price.


The Blog Hop ends at 11:59pm MST on Sunday, October 14th.  That gives you all weekend to hop! Scrapbook Steals will be giving away a $20.00 gift code to ScrapbookSteals.com. 

Leave a comment on each of the listed blogs for a chance to win this FANTASTIC prize!

Gloria Stengel - YOU ARE HERE!
 

The product that the designers were given to work with was Fabric Tape from Love My Tapes. I have never used fabric tape before. It is sort of like Washi Tape, only fabric. It was a dream to work with. I received two different tapes: a green dot and a blue stripe.
 

 I used the Olive Green Dot tape for this card. It matches the greens in the paper perfectly. And, yes, I CAN make a simple, flat card when I want to! {giggle} Well, kind of flat!


I pleated some of the tape at the bottom of the card. Since the tape is sticky on the back, it was easy to get it to pleat. Plus, the adhesive is not super duper sticky, so if you make a mistake, it's easy to pull it up and start over.


I placed two strips of tape on the top of the card.

I used the Sky Blue Stripe tape for my second card. Since I have never used Fabric Tape (or Washi Tape for that matter) before, I was unsure what to do with it. I ended up using it like I would ribbon, only without the bows!


I love yellow and blue together and thought this striped tape was perfect for the dots and floral of the paper.


I pleated the tape once again. Such an easy, but pretty technique.

 
I have tons of tape left over! I see more projects in my future...and now I need more colors!
 
I hope you enjoyed hopping with us today! Make sure to visit all the designers listed above, plus the Scrapbook Steals Blog for more inspiration!

Be sure to eave a comment to be entered into the drawing! 

Green Card:
Fabric Tape: Love My Tapes Dot Ground Olive Green
Cardstock: American Crafts gray; Stampin' Up Whisper White
Designer paper: Authentique Loyal
Stamps: Hampton Art Stamps/Kelly Panacci Patchwork Pals; Unity Stamps Ticket to Life
Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Graphic 45 Decades Antiquing Ink: Photogenic, Bon Voyage; Clearsnap Colorbox Fluid Chalk Gray Whale; Copic Markers
Die cuts: Spellbinders Standard Circles Large and Small
Adhesive: Scotch 3M tape

 
Blue and Yellow Card:
Fabric Tape: Love My Tapes Stripe Sky Blue
Cardstock: American Crafts black
Designer paper: Teresa Collins Every Day Moments
Stamps: Teresa Collins Vintage Finds
Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Graphic 45 Decades Antiquing Ink: Photogenic, Bon Voyage
Button: Buttons Galore and More
Twine: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Adhesive: Scotch 3M tape

55 comments:

  1. What a cute card

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  2. Fun projects, love the design!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. I love the ruffles! cute idea.

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  4. Oh I so loved the gratitude card. The pleating was an interesting idea that I totally loved. Thank you for sharing (you have a new follower on your blog).

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  5. Love those ruffles!

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  6. Cute cards, love the fabulous tape. TFS

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  7. Cute cards, love the fabulous tape. TFS

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  8. Love the card and how you pleated the tape. So many ways to use these fabric tapes. Love your blog.

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  9. I loved the pleating, probably way easier than using ribbon which I seem to have trouble with. I love both cards you made!

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  10. It appears that the fabric tape would be easier to use than the washi tape or ribbon when pleating.
    Love that idea.

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  11. Love you're card... Love these Tapes!!!
    --Robin

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  12. Love the ruffles and your color combo. I guess I should stop using the term washi tapes for fabric tapes... i just call all of them wash, lol.

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  13. Lovely cards, love the layering!

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  14. So cute, love the pleating on these cards.

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  15. LOVE your flat cards :-)

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  16. Love, love, love your projects!!!! Thanks for sharing and being part of this blog hop!!!

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  17. What a fantastic project. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. I love the squirel, so adorable!

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  19. love the pleated tape - plan on stealing that idea ;)

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  20. Love these cards!

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  21. Those are such cute cards! I really like how you pleated the tape to give some dimension to the cards :)

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  22. Love the pleating !!! Lovely cards.

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  23. Adorable card! I love how you pleated the tape!

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  24. Stunning cards! I love the pleats.

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  25. Great cards using the tape--I like how you pleated it.

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  26. Beautiful cards! I love the pleats!

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  27. I'm a fan of the pleats, too. Both cards are lovely!

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  28. I love the squirrel. It's so cute! momlovesdeals at gmail dot com

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  29. Cute ideas! Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Such pretty cards! I love the pleated effect!

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  31. LOVE the cards, especially the one using "Loyal". Love the pleating.

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  32. What wonderful cards! I especially love that green dotted fabric tape!

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  33. The pleets are beautiful.

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  34. beautiful cards! i love how you ruffled the tape to use as fringe on them.

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  35. I really LOVE the pleating on the cards!! Looks so amazing!!!

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  36. The tape looks so easy to use. Thanks for sharing.

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  37. This is an interesting product I've never seen fabric tape like this but I sure love how you incorporated into your cards.

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  38. I love the cute little squirrel card, and he matches the tape so perfectly.
    -Loriann www.funtimescrapping.com

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  39. love love love the pleating! What a fun idea, and I love that blue on your second card!

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  40. I love both cards; that pleating gives it such a great added touch.

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  41. I really like how you work with layers...so nice card!

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  42. Your cards are very cute. I love how you pleated the ribbon on both cards. Looks great.

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  43. Cute cards! I love the ruffle look you did with the tape!

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  44. great showcasing of the fabric tape.. lovely color tones of the cards
    ava g

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  45. wow! great cards! i just LOVE the pleated fabric tape, it's fantastic!

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  46. beautiful cards. Love how you pleated the ribbons.

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  47. The tapes matched your papers so well. Love them all. Thanks for sharing.

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  48. Using the fabric tape for pleating is GENIUS!

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  49. Love the cards and that pleating looks great!

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  50. ruffles with tape! great idea! always trying to finick with ribbon and glue dots. this will make it so much easier!

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  51. The green polka dot tape is fantastic. I love the pleated look and happy to hear that the tape isn't super sticky, so it can be pulled up if you make a mistake.

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  52. These are both wonderful. I love that blue stripe fabric tape! I'm a big fan of Scrapbook Steals...I've gotten some wonderful deals from them.

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  53. cute cards, i like this.

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