Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Downtown Tape

Happy October Krafty friends!! 

Halloween  happens to be one of my favorite holidays. So when I was asked to design something Halloween themed for A Homespun Affair October sponsor Downtown Tape, I jumped at the chance. I'd never used washi tape before so I did a little research and WOW there are soooo many things you can do with the stuff! I'm not gonna lie, it wasn't easy at first trying to figure out what to create for Halloween using dot and flower patterned tape. After hours of Googling, Pinteresting & smoke coming out of my ears, I came up with this altered frame using the popular and trendy 'washi tape' & I love the end result! 

 This frame happens to be a $1 unfinished frame from Michaels, but you can use any frame you like. You could also put a photo in the middle instead of embelleshing the center.

Supplies & tools used:
Downtown Tape -
(O What a Beautiful Morning in OK City & Going Green in Portland)
Create A Critter 2 Cricut Cartridge
Michaels $1 unfinished 5"x5" frame
White Arcylic Paint
Recollections Cardstock
Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Queen & Co. Pearls - Lavender
Stickles-Orange Peel
Pop Dots
Googly Eyes

How I did it:
I started by painting the frame white. When dry I adhered the washi tape diagonally with spaces between each strip, overlapping the tape to the back of the frame for a more finished look. Next I cut the owl at 3", the bat at 2" and "BOO" at 1.5". I embossed a 3"x3" piece of cardstock using the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder and adhered it to the backing that goes in the center of the frame. For the owls body I put a couple strips of washi tape on the cardstock before cutting it on the Cricut then assembled the cuts, adding googly eyes for a fun effect. For dimension I adhered all three cuts using pop dots. I placed the pearls on two sides of the frame opening and called it done.

  Thank you, Downtown Tape for the chance to work with your wonderful product. It was my first time working with washi tape. I found it fun, versatile and easy to work with. Definitely something I'll be adding to my ever growing collection of supplies.

Be sure to check out Downtown Tape, they have low prices as well as a great selection of  Washi tape.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope I've inspired you today!


  1. This is sooooo CUTE and COOL!!!A winner!TFS

  2. Very nice Raquel!!! Simple, cute and fun to make!!! TFS! :)

  3. Cute, Very good, I love it. LINDA

  4. cute..cute & great colors!!!!TFS...:)