Decorative Tape Gifts & Favors - Thu, Jan 2nd, 2014

 

The tinsel is stored and the festivities of the holidays have wound down. Fresh snow blankets the ground as we begin 2014. January is a perfect time to get organized and begin crafting for the upcoming year. What better time to plan out gifts and favors for the coming months.

Noone loves a party more than me. I love the planning and anticipation. Preparing the menu and creating just the right atmosphere for each occasion. I am already anticipating the celebrations and activities coming up. Birthdays and weddings, graduations and vacations fill the calendar. Before we know it, Valentine's Day will be knocking on our door. Now while the winter wind blows is the time to reflect on giving each occasion a hand-crafted touch.

Decorative tape is one of those versatile crafting supplies that can quickly enhance any basic foundation piece. Whether you are using it to design a pattern on a vase, or wrapping party favors and candy bars, you will find yourself exploring and experimenting with new techniques to expand its use in all of your projects. 

Check out these two videos from our friends at Weekly Scrapper (www.weeklyscrapper.com) featuring our own Carol Snyder as she shares tips for transforming everyday items with Little B LLC decorative tape. Add your own accents from our line of labels, tabs and dimensional stickers, and before you know it you will have a strong head start for the important events coming your way this year.

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Little B LLC Products:

  • Ladybug mini dimensional sticker embellishments
  • Ladybug decorative tabs
  • Vintage Style decorative labels
  • 3mm Red with mini white polka dots decorative tape
  • 3mm Black & White houndstooth decorative tape
  • 10mm Black Lace decorative tape
  • 15mm Black with white polka dot decorative tape
  • 25mm Red with white polka dot decorative tape
  • 25mm Black with white polka dots decorative tape

Additional Supplies:

  • Foundations - vases, treat boxes, etc
  • Scissors
  • Paper trimmer
  • Candy
  • Toothpicks
  • Circle punch
  • Ruler
  • Bone folder
  • Glue gun
  • Cardstock - white
  • Black marker

Directions:

Foundations

  1. Create patterns and designs on your foundation pieces using decorative tape
  2. Add decorative labels and dimensional sticker embellishments

Cupcake Picks

  1. Wrap a 25mm decorative tape strip around a toothpick
  2. Line up so that the adhesive sides line up perfectly
  3. Embellish with decorative tabs and handwritten message
  4. Cut a notch at the end to create a two point banner
  5. Wrap 3mm decorative tape to create a ribbon effect underneath

Paper Rosette

  1. Cut a 1.5 x 9" strip of white cardstock. 
  2. Add 15mm decorative tape on top of cardstock 
  3. Score at each 1/4" mark and fanfold.
  4. Use hot glue gun to attch ends together to create a cylinder
  5. Punch two white circles and set aside
  6. With the scored cylinder, push the edges inward and down until the cylinder flattens out
  7. Use hot glue in the center and add a white circle to hold rosette in place
  8. Repeat the previous step on the opposite side
  9. Embellish with dimensional sticker embellishments

Make it meaningful!

Shane

"A wonderful gift may not be wrapped as you expect."
― Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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