Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Easy to Make Fabric and Tissue Tape

I saw an article in the recent Martha Stewart magazine on how to make fabric tape so I decided to give it a try. I modified their technique and also discovered a way to make tissue paper tape. I used this technique to make the fabric tape that you see on this cute box, which I plan to fill with Easter candy.



Please scroll down to watch the video on how to make the fabric tape I used on this box plus how to make tissue tape. In the video, I also demonstrate how to make this quick and easy box using one of my favorite Cricut cartridges.

25 comments:

LorraineB said...

Linda, you can really do some wonderful things with tape. This idea is great to customize our cards and layouts. Thanks
Lorraine

Sandi's creative touch said...

Love your tips!!! Its all in the supplies isn't it and trying something new!!! Thanks for sharing!

Sandi (daveshunny)

Crafting Katie said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! I always learn something new from you!

Kate said...

What a gorgeous box! Thanks for the tutorial on the fabric tape and tissue tape. I'd love to give the tissue tape a go!
I recently made a number of little treat boxes for Easter and also ran out of transparency. I cut up some scrapbooking page protectors and found that they work wonderfully with boxes!

Donna said...

Very clever and easy too. TFS. See ya next week.

Donna C.
goCricutgo

Sahily said...

You always give us such great ideas!! Thanks! I have lots of pieces of fabric and this is a wonderful way to use it :-)

Pink Lady's Paradise said...

You are the "Queen of Tape"!!!!
Thank you for this idea. My mind went nuts with the tissue paper because I have a lot of it and I really liked the transparent quality to it.

Thanks for the inspiration,

Cindy :)

A splash here and there said...

Thanks for the wonderful tips, Linda. Where did you get the pink duct tape? I will try that tissue tape - great idea!

BTW loooooove your nails ;)!

Melody

Alicia said...

I loved this video and box! Thank you for sharing. I was wondering how you got that design for the front of the box? The booklet showed a square for the opening and the box you created had a different design. Did you use a gypsy?

Deneen said...

Thanks for the great tips.

Angi @ CokiePop said...

So crafty clever Linda. Love your tips & techniques

Linda Kaiser said...

Melody,thanks for the nice comment. I got my tape at my local hardware store. Jo-Ann's and Michaels carry lots of great colors and patterns of Duct tape too!

Linda Kaiser said...

Alicia, I used gift box 1 on page 80. I also cut the liner. The nice thing about this box is that you have two different options and I loved the unique opening:)

Hope this helps.

Linda

Anonymous said...

Linda,I agree with Cindy, you are the guru of tape. Thanks for another great idea use for duct tape:)

Sue

PS I saw some leopard tape at Michaels!!

Linda Kaiser said...

Kate, what a great idea and I have soo many of those. Thanks for the tip!!

Linda

Betsy said...

Love it, Linda! I'll have to make that box and use fabric tape.

Kris said...

Awesome! I so appreciate you sharing your ideas and know-how with us! No Michael's near me so I'll have to order some tacky tape online!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

MizMaryAnn said...

Great ideas Linda. The fabric store always has a bin of scraps that would work perfect for your idea. I cut up every package we get that's wrapped in that horrible acetate. The Cricut cart boxes are a good example. I'll never run out of that stuff! Thank you for always coming up with something new.

Linda Kaiser said...

MaryAnn, another great idea I wish I would of thought of. I also had some extra boxes laying around. You all are soo smart!!

Linda

Nadia said...

Fun! Can't wait to try it!
Nadia (With Glittering Eyes blog)

ms Joyce said...

Yikes, I love it. I'm sure I'll be using your idea soon.

Karen said...

Love this idea my wheels are spinning just thinking of all the different ways to use this..

Ro Donner said...

Great technique! Can't wait to try it!

Teresa Ciarleglio said...

Great project and love the tape with fabric idea. Also a great idea about keeping the Cricut Cartridge boxes for acetate from MizMaryAnn!

Rae Finke said...

Wow, what a great idea. I love your beautiful gift box.

I help with the Thursday's Tutorials at www.fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com and we are featuring your gift box and video tomorrow (4/28).I sure hope you will check it out.

Rae
www.wahoocrafts.blogspot.com

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