Friday, August 10, 2012

♥ taping and punching embellies ♥

good morning.  i am sorry for the break in blogging, i have had large card orders to complete and with those shipping today, i can sigh a happy sigh and blog♥

are your kids getting ready to go back to school?  mine are and are very excited this year, i look forward to this time with them.

this week on the MME blog we are focusing on the new The Sweetest Thing line and  i am up today sharing cards created using the new designer tapes.

i created several cards today, all using the new tapes, for the post.  i love my tapes (as you may have noticed) and it was fun to share how to create embellishments and patterned papers using your tapes.

here are a couple of the cards i created for today's post

 hello card
(punched butterfly embellies)

such a happy day card
(patterned paper background)

The tapes have become one of my go-to embellishments to add that little something extra to all my cards and projects.   There are so many things you can do with these tapes from creating patterned paper blocks, creating handmade embellishments, adding a finishing strip to any projects or a strip to dress up an envelope, they are so much fun.

you are my sunshine card
(postage stamp squares)

 you are the best card
(punched butterflies and hexagon)


I love that you can use the smallest piece of tape to create something so unique and beautiful.  To create the cards I adhered strips of the designer tape to a block of white cardstock, alternating the patterns.

 I then punched shapes using my Martha Stewart Magnetic Punch All Over the Page Butterfly Punch, Papertrey Ink stamp die and Sizzix 2" Hexagon dies.

 In order to have my patterns line up the way I want on my embellishments, I flip my block of card stock with the tapes upside down so I can see the shape through the punch before punching the shapes.It helps to have a magnetic punch but I have created these without magnetic punches.


and then you have your "punched" shape to create your embellies for your page or cards.  and, as you can see, I never waste a "negative" punched piece of card stock either, they make the cutest note cards to let someone know that you are thinking of them.  You can stitch the block of card stock, adhere a little trim, stamp a sentiment onto a small card base and you have a note card in no time at all.  Every bit of this card was made of scraps off of my desk.


 hello card
(butterfly negative)

Supplies: The Sweetest Thing-Hello Greetings, Sunshine Blossom, Together Round, Wonderful Delightful paper, Wonderful Delightful tiny word stickers, Hello wood and chip buttons, Hello acrylic stamps, Sunshine title, decorative brads, enamel dots, decorative tapes, label stickers;Misc:kraft cardstock,white cardstock,Cuttlebug embossing, Martha Stewart butterfly punch

i hope you will give these a try, they are so much fun, from butterflies, postage stamp blocks to hexagons, the possibilities are truly endless.

thanks for visiting me today.  i hope you have a great friday♥
hugs & so much love


  1. Super pretty cards!!!!! I so love your style!!!!
    Thanks again for the fun birthday wishes!!!

  2. These projects are all so gorgeous and I think you've convinced me I need to try out one of those magnetic punches!

  3. These are GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeeeeee the colors and LOVING the butterflies!!!

  4. hi Danni :) your cards are FAB!!! thanks for tutorial, I love it ♥

  5. Thanks Danni!! Your cards and techniques are just GREAT! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  6. Love what you did with the tape Danni!!! Thanks for the tut! Time to pull out my tapes :)

  7. great idea!!!! love both cards :)


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