Saturday, December 10, 2011

Love My Tapes Christmas Blog Hop


Hi Everyone - so glad you found your way here today. If you've been following the Love My Tapes Christmas Blog Hop and this is your first time here - welcome!

These are the stops in the hop.

Ashley
Giovana <--- you found your way from here
JJ <--- you are here
Lisa <--- next stop on the blog hop
Rita

If you encounter a wonky link and get lost, you can pick up on the hop again here: Love My Tapes blog.

Don't forget to leave comments on your way through the hop - there's a prize in it for you! ;)

So, on to telling you about my layout. I started with a simple background and added some glimmer mist using Crafter's Workshop stencils. I also used some glimmer mist to customize my letters.


There are a lot of very girly products from Love My Tapes, but don't let that fool you - there are also a lot of products that are awesome for little boy pages, and I found some that totally worked for a Christmas page. The brown suede fabric sheet has a great texture, and with the help of a die cutter, the green and red polka dot fabric sheets make fun holly shapes.


This green plaid fabric sheet is perfect for Christmas projects, and the brown check fabric tape is great for boy pages. This lace is subtle enough to add to masculine pages. (I'm in love with these wooden buttons too!)


I added doodled 'stitches' to the holly for a little more definition.


Thanks for stopping by on the Love My Tapes Christmas Blog Hop - don't forget to visit Lisa at the next stop on the tour!

Supplies (Love My Tapes):
fabric sheets - text (FS027), brown suede (FS010), red dot (FS021), green dot (FS023), green plaid (FS026)
fabric tape - Mini checks Chocolate (FT015)
lace tape - 17mm beige (LT2004)

Other supplies:
PP - Scenic Route
letters & wood buttons - Prima
glimmer mist - Tattered Angels (Tattered Leather, Snowy Pine, Lucky, Olive Vine)
stencils - The Crafter's Workshop
twine - My Mind's Eye
markers - Staedtler, Faber-Castell

33 comments:

~amy~ said...

I love your layout...soooo fabulous!

mustangkayla said...

Cute cute layout! Love all the textures! Those wooden buttons are adorable!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is FABULOUS, JJ! I love the holly you cut out! It looks awesome!

Giovana said...

Fantastic page JJ. Thanks for the inspiration :)

Monique said...

Awesome LO!! I so need some of that tape~!!!

Erin said...

Yeah that checkered tape looks great with the lace and die cuts!

Riette said...

Fabric sheets is.a brilliant idea

Miriam Prantner said...

This looks great! Live how you showed off all those products. Gotta fleet some of those fabric sheets!

Janet Zeppa said...

JJ I love your layout!!!
Those tapes and fabrics are awesome!!

Rita Barakat said...

Adorable JJ! I have to remember those fabric sheets!They look great!

Isha said...

Lovely LO you have created here. Like all the textures and details.

Tenia Nelson said...

So so cool!!!!

Lynn B. said...

Thanks for demonstrating the possibilities of these tapes. I didn't know they could be die cut and I didn't know that you could write on them. (I've never had any of these tapes yet, but want some BAD!) Great project!

Ginny said...

Very nice layout.

Fleursbydesign said...

Great layout JJ, love the holly leaves and misting!

Jaime said...

What a fabulous LO! I love all the fabric sheets you used so creatively. The colours are fantastic...and I'm loving the wooden buttons too!

Kelly Massman said...

What a darling layout! TFS!

Hannah and Ursula said...

Beautiful page JJ. Thank you for the "mini-tutorial" too!

Melanie said...

Great layout! Love the colours.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh fabulous details! I am in love with the lace ribbon tape!!

scrappergrl said...

Fabulous use of fabric tapes!! Love your die cut fabric holly leaves too!!

Romaine said...

Terrific layout! I am not brave enough to add lace to a masculine project, but this looks so great and not at all girly! How do you do that?

Colleen said...

Wonderful layout.
Sure, I would love to try out some of that tape. I must had been living under a rock cause I have never heard of it until now.
ColleenB.

Di Garling said...

Oh JJ I absolutely love all of this. So many great things to catch the eye. Cheers Di xx

Karen L said...

Really wonderful layout! I love all the little embellishments and texture on the white background. Those buttons are great with the lace tape!

Claude said...

Wow, a simple page that is still very you! I love it! That checkered tape is awesome, I want some!

Karen said...

Gorgeous layout! Love that texture stencil! What a great idea for a layout...I love starbucks :)

connie said...

Beautiful LO and love how you used the tape.

Jingle said...

Your layout is absolutely gorgeous!

Emily said...

Wonderful page... love all of the little details!!

Maya said...

Such a pretty layout! You know how to rock your glimmer mist and Love My Tapes products!

redmom said...

Your background looks so awesome! I have that stencil and haven't used it yet....but you've inspired me to pull it out!

Jona Panesa said...

its so lovely!!!