Hi there! It’s Ronda here with you today to share with you a layout using the new
decorative tapes from Kate
Your Wings & Fly
We shared many ideas using decorative tape back in April. We focused
in on non-traditional ways of using it from home décor to gifts. Today I
in on using on your layouts.
Earlier this month I was at my brother-in-law’s birthday party . It was
celebrating with him as he turned another year older. Adam’s favorite is
French Silk Pie so we always celebrate his birthday with pie. It’s a
love that he has passed down to his sons -including his two year old
Felix. I couldn’t help but giggle watching my sweet
nephew gobbling down his small slice of pie all on his own.
often use decorative tapes to accent a page but what if they become the
of our layouts? On this layout I used all the new sets of tapes in
strips to create a stellar backdrop. I started with the “b” side of the
polka paper as it was a nice neutral background. Then using a stencil
and distress ink, I added a light layer of yellow
to give it some color. I stamped some of the dots from the Kate &
Co Oxford Lane stamps randomly on the background.
I started layering on the decorative tapes to make a very colorful
& cool background.
I began with the blue polka dot tape by cutting it into a herringbone
like shape. To make sure I had it lined up properly, I penciled in two
lines matching the width of the tape. As I cut the shapes out of the
tape, I laid them between the lines with just
a bit of space between each piece using those pencil lines as guides. I
the look of the tape cut like this. To the right of the polka dot
tape, I added a single strip of the smaller aqua herringbone and then a
trimmed piece of the orange decorative tape.
I like making some of the tapes skinnier to create different widths of
tape on my page.
the left of the polka dot tape, I used a couple more strips of
I placed a lime green strip next to the polka dots and then a grey
stripe tape. I used the same technique with the grey stripe strip as I
did with the polka dot tape, first drawing pencil lines to match the
width of the tape, cutting it into pieces, and using
the lines to guide the spacing. I trimmed down the aqua polka dot tape
to a skinner strip as well.
ground my photo on the decorative tape background, I cut a piece of
paper in a polaroid like shape. I layered in bits of embellishments
(including buttons and enamel dots) along with the “sweet” sticker. I
used pop up adhesive to mount the sticker to give it some dimension.
The polaroid shape was perfect for my title.
you notice the decorative tape along the outside border? These little
of color really added that finishing touch to my page. I like adding
them in small bits so it didn’t take over my page but complimented the
Thanks for joining me today. I hope you found some new ideas for your decorative