16 February 2012

Tape it Up

Washi tape, masking tape, gaffer's tape, book-binding tape--the list goes on and on. If it's sticky and it's patterned, then it's everywhere! It's the new theme at Paper Issues--come and link up and meet the new design team members too...

I made these two cards using American Crafts patterned paper and embellishment, and of course, tape! There are a couple ways to make the chevron pattern using tape--the ever-creative Leah Farquharson did one demo here at Hambly, which I wish I had seen before I did mine, because it's so simple!
I used Jennifer McGuire's tutorial at Studio Calico for my process, just swapping in washi tape for the patterned paper. It kind of made my brain hurt, but once I started laying down the tape at the correct angle (45 degrees works), it came together pretty quickly!
One last thing, I have a new coupon code for the Paper Issues Etsy store--and it's for 20% off! Anything in the store--and there are tons of great paper-crafting goodies--more NEW STUFF arriving daily. Cassie (the store owner) rocks the customer service, has great shipping (she's got connects), and is a work-at-home-mom running her own small business! She's kind of my hero.

So, just enter the code Sukeydookiedoo at checkout, and voila! You get to save 20% on your entire order, and Cassie knows I sent you.