It's time for another Product Spotlight feature, and this month, we are putting the focus on Bella's Designer Tapes!
Washi tapes have been a huge trend in scrapbooking for quite a while now. We released our first batch of Bella Blvd Designer Tapes at Winter CHA 2012, and we just keep adding to the collection. At Winter CHA 2013 we revealed 9 new individual rolls of Designer Tapes, along with 3 new combo packs, for a total of 19 new designs! These pretty little rolls of tape come in fun, bright colors and patterns that go with all of Bella's collections. There are so many uses for tape on layouts, cards, and even altered projects. I challenged some of our Design Team members to use our Designer Tapes in new and creative ways.
“Super Cool”, by Diane Payne.
For this layout I wanted to create a grid so I covered 2 inch squares in a variety of Designer Tapes and laid them out side by side. To create more variety with the tape, I alternated how I lined up the patterns on the tapes which gave it different looks. I left a few squares empty and added stitching for some texture and dimension.
Birthday Boy: Eat Cake; Mr. Boy: Heroes, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Icons Chipboard, Chit Chat Chipboard; Ciao Chip Everyday Elements: Stars & Hearts; Designer Tape: Gray Chevron, Polka Dot Combo, Chevron Combo, Pickle Juice Dot; Button Market: Stars, Orange Stars; Flags: Text Me
“Second Grade Friends”, by Malika Kelly.
I wanted to scrapbook this casual school picture of my son's second grade class. I love how colorful the picture is with the different clothing on the twenty-some-odd kids in his class! To tie in so many different colors I decided to make a chevron pattern out of different Designer Tapes. First, I took a piece of plain card stock and ran strips of Designer Tapes from top to bottom, covering the entire 12x12 piece. Then I found a large zig zag or chevron pattern on my cameo and ran the Designer Taped card stock through. It came out perfectly! To make sure the Designer Tapes stayed down (and to add some texture) I machined stitched along the edges of my cut out pieces. This layout was really fun to make! I challenge you to try running some Bella Blvd Designer tapes through your die cut machine. I'd love to see what you come up with!
Kiss Me: Bouquet Kisses, True Love; Engaged At Last: Bachelor Party; Sand & Surf: Alpha+Bits Stickers; Birthday Boy: Chipboard Icons; Sienna Chipboard Alphas: Pony; Ciao Chip Everyday Elements: Clouds, Trees; Chip Essentials: Pickle Juice; Designer Tapes: Blue Chevron, Piggy Pink Stripe, Pony Dot, Pickle Juice Chevron, Hot Pink Dot, Teal Stripe, Yellow Chevron, Gulf dot, Punch Chevron
“Daddy's Clever Little Fox”, by Megan Klauer.
I pulled a few of the designer tapes together to create a Sorbet color scheme. I wanted it to highlight the colors in her shirt. I created the squares by first covering an entire 12x12 sheet of white card stock with strips of the Designer Tapes and then cut them into 2x2 squares and rotated them as I added them to my design.
Engaged at Last: Bachelorette Party; Kiss Me: Flutter, True Love, Borders & Cute Cuts, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers; High Five Alphabet Stickers: Yellow; Sienna Chipboard Alphabets: Blueberry; Designer Tapes: Orange Stripe, Piggy Pink Stripe, Punch Chevron, Yellow Chevron, Cotton Candy Chevron, Hot Pink Dot
“Ella Mae”, by Megan Klauer.
I love to cluster bits & pieces on my layouts. It creates a fun little space of visual yumminess. The strips of Designer Tapes were created by covering an entire sheet of card stock and then cutting that down further into strips.
Engaged at Last: Bachelor Party, Alpha+Bits Stickers; Flags: Bachelorette; Kiss Me: Borders & Cute Cuts, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Alpha+Bits Stickers; Love & Marriage: Just Write Journaling Stickers, May Eighteenth; High Five Alphabet Stickers: Pink-Red, Piggy-Punch; Designer Tapes: Cotton Candy Chevron, Hot Pink Dot, Piggy Pink Stripe, Punch Chevron, Orange Stripe
“Happy Little Boy”, by Jennifer Chapin.
I started this layout by covering a sheet of white cardstock with designer tape. After using my die cut machine to cut a heart pattern out of some kraft cardstock, I layered the tape covered piece behind it. This creates a great pattern in the negative space. I decided to keep the rest of the layout simple by just adding a title and a few embellishments, as I didn't want any other patterns competing with the designer tape.
Sophisticates: Sprinkles & Lace Ice; Mr. Boy: Alpha+Bits Stickers; Simply Simona Chipboard Alphabet: Saltwater; Ciao Chip Versatile Elements: Clouds; High Five Alphabet Stickers: Yellow; Button Market: Neutrals Mix, Stars; Designer Tape: Gray Dot, Cotton Candy Chevron, 12mm Combo