As soon as I saw this bow idea from Niki Estes I knew I wanted to try it with the Holiday Stripe and Snowflake Decorative Tape from TapeSwell. Here's the link to Niki's bow... http://nikiestes.typepad.com/my_paper_creations/2010/12/another-quick-and-easy-packaging-idea.html If you check out her blog she has the link to a tutorial on SplitCoast Stampers too. The tape is currently on sale here at http://www.tapeswell.com/ As you can see from the photos above I covered a 12 x 12 piece of card stock on both sides with the tape. I then cut in into 1" strips. The loops are made from 1" x 6" strips that I hole punched and threaded with a giant brad to hold the bow together. The boxes are made from plain white cardstock. Making the sides of the box 2" high perfectly suits the striped tape pattern.
I love the tape patterns and colors. They remind me of the Rankin & Bass animated cartoon Frosty the Snowman. I've entered this in the Simon Says Stamp & Show Something From Yesteryear challenge here.... http://simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.com/2010/12/simon-says-stamp-show-something-from.html