*BLOG HOP!* Love My Tapes + Pretty Little Studio (& Giveaways!)

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Love My Tapes + Pretty Little Studio 


Hello and welcome to the Pretty Little Studio and Love My Tapes Blog Hop! 
We thought it would be fun to combine forces and share with you projects 
highlighting Pretty Little Studio whimsical goodness paired 
with the versatility and trendiness of Love My Tapes. 

During the Blog Hop, you will be visiting blogs from both Pretty Little Studio 
and Love My Tapes Design Team members. 
We promise to bring you a hop FULL of inspiration and creativity. 

And what’s a Blog Hop without giveaways? (Seriously, come on...!)

Be sure to visit all the blogs,  including the Pretty Little Studio and Love My Tapes 
blogs for a chance to win some PLS and LMT goodies
When visiting the Design Team member’s blogs, be sure and leave comments as 
many of the Design Team members will also be hosting their own Blog Hop giveaways. 

The Hop will start on the Pretty Little Studio blog & end on the Love My Tapes blog,
so head on over to the Pretty Little Studio blog if you are just joining in! 

We will announce the winners of the PLS and LMT giveaways on May 3rd, 
so be sure to be watching for the announcements. If you get lost along the way,
just check below where you are to get you hopping in the right direction.

So let’s get hopping!

Now, you should have just arrived here from Janice's blog
For my contribution to the blog I made a set of five cards to give as a gift for a friend!
I started with just a couple cards and then it just kind of snowballed into a set...:)

I tried to come up with a simple formula where I chose one of the biggest die cuts 
from the set, some matching patterned paper, one phrase stamp and highlighted 
each card with either washi, fabric tape & lace tape or a combination!

Below is the photo of the entire set & then I have a photo of each individual card.
After the hop links at the bottom, I included some details photos as well.  I didn't want 
to make this SO long that you end up  falling asleep on your computer instead of hopping! 

I used the pink fabric tape that has circles on it as the background on some cardstock
and rounded the edges as a mat for my die cut.  There is also a piece of tan lace tape peeking 
out of the bottom.  This was my daughter's favorite one, only because of the milkshake! :) 

I taped some red washi on vellum and folded it onto itself to make the border piece
at the bottom, thinking of the little girl's skirt...and added the lace tape above it!
I also used a couple pieces of a chevron washi as tiny banners on the stick pins.

Such a sweet image, love those colors!!  I used some of the ivory lace tape at 
the bottom between punched edges of paper.  Then I made a little banner out 
of the pink and tan lace tapes by cutting along the scallops in the tape pattern.

This is the card I started with because I LOVED the little cake that
looked like colored crayons.  I took the red chevron washi tape and rolled 
it around itself to highlight the candles and give them dimension.
I used the red star washi, one of my favorites, under my sentiment

The last card I actually used two die cuts, one large and one of the tiny cakes.
I embossed the sentiment onto vellum and then layered it over one of the
darker washi tapes that is dark forest green that has a tiny zigzag pattern on it.
I picked the green washi and the patterned paper inspired by the little boys striped shirt.

SO, that is the set...I tied them up with some twine and the matching envelopes!
Below the links are the close ups so you can see more in detail.

Thank you so much for hopping onto my blog!  

Next stop on the Hop is with the really talented Krissy McKee!
Check the link list below to make sure you are hopping along in the right direction!
Have a great day and happy hoppage! :)

Pretty Little Studio Blog:  http://prettylittlestudio.com/blog/

Aimee Maddern:  http://aimeesarmoire.typepad.com/
Annette Allen:  http://myclevercreations.blogspot.com/
Annette Witherspoon:  http://www.aspoonfullofsugarcrafts.blogspot.com/
Ashley Horton:  http://www.ashleyhortondesigns.com/
Candice Elliott:  http://truedivinehand.blogspot.com/
Christina Collins:  http://dontworry-bescrappy.blogspot.com/
Heather Adams:  http://craftyscrapbooker.blogspot.com/
Janice Whiting:  http://www.janiceaileen.blogspot.com/
Jenni Calma:  http://www.papercardinal.blogspot.com/ -------you are here
Krissy McKee:  http://krissyclarkmckee.blogspot.com/
Lisa Spiegel:  http://lisaspiegel.typepad.com/my_weblog/
Lisa Wilkinson:  http://www.createfor7.blogspot.com/
Mary Ann Jenkins:  http://www.maryannjenkins.com/
Missy Whidden:  http://littlenuggetcreations.blogspot.com/
Tina Walker:  http://adogslife-thirteen.blogspot.com/

Love My Tapes Blog:  http://lovemytapes.blogspot.com/

Packaged set


 Thanks again for stopping by!
I am planning on having my own GIVEAWAY to celebrate Cinco de Mayo
next week (May 5th)...In college, we celebrated with margaritas &
now at 40, I am celebrating giving away some new fun products...and margaritas ;)!
** Details for my giveaway will be posted on the 3rd, same day as this hops's winners! **
Come back to check it out!!


  1. these are gorgeous!! Your friend will love them.

  2. Are you kidding? Jenni, those are all FABULOUS! GREAT job on each and every one!!! Love them all!

  3. What an adorable set of cards! You have totally shown off the die cuts and tapes!

  4. these are sooo inspiring!!!! love these!! awesome job!!


  5. Pretty cards I am sure she will love the set!

  6. Wow these cards are fabulous!! I really like the lace tape.

  7. these could not be more adorable!

  8. Oh... my.... gosh... These are so adorable... I love what you did with your layers.

  9. WOW! These are all so adorable Jenni!! Love the larger die cuts on the cards and they are perfect with the Washi's you chose!

  10. Awesome cards. I love the retro look. TFS

  11. I like the stitching, and all of the cute characters on all of your cards.

  12. What sweet cards you made. I am just in love with the images.

  13. What friend wouldn't want to get these adorable cards.

  14. Oh wow these cards are AWESOME! LOVE LOVE LOVE them all - and brilliantly photographed too!

  15. Great set of cards! Love the die cuts and tapes!

  16. I love these! The two little ones on the rocking chair are adorable!

  17. So cute. I love all those cards.

  18. great set of cards - really appreciate the descriptions of what you did with the tape and the close up photos! Thanks so much for sharing!


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