Thursday, December 23, 2010

TapeSwell Bows

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... 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 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....