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10.10.2011

Love My Tapes

























{reported by Mindy Miller}


I am excited to join The Scrap Review and bring you my first review!



Image of 1 pack lace tape - 21mm x 2M - White - LT1007Image of 1 pack lace tape - 12mm x 2M - Dark Pink - LT3018Image of 1 pack lace tape - 17mm x 2M - LT2005

I had the opportunity to try a new lace tape product from
Love My Tapes. The company offers rolls of self-adhesive lace in a variety of colors and styles. The lace ranges from 12 mm to 21 mm wide depending on the style and the basic colors are white, beige, black, and pink.

If you have ever wanted the look of lace on a project, but struggled with a way to affix the lace, this is a product you may want to consider. The self-adhesive feature makes it easy to apply lace to virtually any type of craft project -- from scrapbooking to altered art -- without the struggle of getting it to stick or stay in place.

Using this product is as simple as cutting the desired length of tape, peeling off the backing, and sticking it in place. The lace tape easily peels away from the backing and the adhesive on the back side is evenly coated with adhesive. Although the adhesive is sticky, the lace tape can be applied and slightly readjusted if necessary.

What I liked:


- This is real lace. It is not paper tape cut in a lace design.
- You can't beat the self-adhesive feature. That is what really sets this product apart.
- The basic and neutral colors can be used on a variety of projects. You can also customize the white lace with mist or ink.
- There's quite a bit of lace on every roll, so I didn't feel like I was going to run out in the midst of a project.

What I disliked:


- Consider this your warning...your fingers will get sticky! And so will your scissors or hand held needle. However, I was pleasantly surprised that the adhesive did not seem to stick to a sewing machine needle.
- After cutting the tape, the edges on each end can fray. To minimize the fraying, I used sharp sewing scissors to cut the tape. I also left a little extra lace on each end and trimmed the ends after applying the lace.
- Even though the variety of styles is a benefit, the ornate design of some styles might not be a fit for your project.

What I made:


Supplies Cardstock: Bazzill - Patterned Paper: Sassafras, October Afternoon - Buttons: Studio Calico - Fiber: Karen Foster - Embellishments: Elle's Studio - Pen: American Crafts - Lace: Love My Tapes - Other: vintage typewriter, sewing machine


On this layout I used the lace tape to make flowers. I simply cut a length of tape and folded the ends to the center of the tape. After the tape was adhered to itself I stacked the folded pieces of tape together to create flowers embellished with a button in the center.

I also used the lace tape as a border for this card. The tape is directly applied to the card.



Supplies Card base: Canvas Corp - Patterned Paper: Crate paper - Tape: Love My Tapes - Punch: Fiskars - Buttons: Crate Paper - Chipboard: My Mind's Eye - Other: machine stitching


Where and How Much:
Product Name: lace tape
Manufacturer: Love My Tapes
MSRP: $8.00 per roll
Available at: *Love My Tapes

All-in-all, this is an innovative product that solves the issue of getting lace to stick to a project without a lot of heartache. Personally, I'm not sure that I would use it often with my style of paper crafting, but I can see others falling in love with this product. It is definitely a unique product that I will be glad to have in my stash of crafting supplies and I recommend giving it a try.


What do YOU think?
Do you like to use lace on your projects? Leave a comment by midnight PST Tuesday to be one of 3 to win: 2
 tapes, 2 fabric tapes, 1 fabric sheet, and 2 tape runners as a sticky set! Be sure to include your email so I may contact you if you win!

45 comments:

cutiephinphin said...

I see laces more fitting with cards although the lace flowers you added on your scrapbook layout was lovely.

Definitely something that I will like to try. Thanks for the review.

Email: cutiephinphin(at)hotmail(dot)com

Sandra said...

I think they look fun!
Sandra ltb

April said...

Your projects are gorgeous! Thanks for the great review...these definitely look like something I'd like to try. :)
- April W

Kelly Massman said...

These look like fun! You did a great job with them! Thanks for a chance to win also!

Jennifer Cowan said...

I have never thought to add lace...now I want too!!! I wonder who carries this stuff?

Andrea said...

There are some LOs that lace would be perfect for! Neat product! andreaniemeier5@gmail.com

Jill said...

I think I might have responded on the wrong day (!) Love my tapes has been on my list because of their fabric tapes. Not a big lace fan, but sticky lace would seem to save the problem. (Hint: for sticky scissors, etc. use Undu)

NanaBeth said...

Oh this is definitely something I a going to love.I love lace and sticky lace will be a welcome addition to my collection.

Linh C. said...

I love the look of lace on my projects. Not too much, just a little bit here and there to soften up the lines and add some texture. I love ribbon tapes, so I can't wait to get some lace tape to play with. :)

Donmarie said...

I haven't been a big lace user but this product might just change that :)

Patchi said...

I love "Love My Tapes" -- I've used their fabric tapes and adhesive runner. I haven't tried the lace, but I bet the quality is just as excellent as the rest!

Patchi said...

forgot the e-mail:
mymiddleyears@gmail.com

ShoppingTamii said...

I think these would be fun and an easy way to apply lace to my projects!

Jennifer said...

First time I've seen lace tape. Looks like fun! Thanks for the chance to win.
Jen23kids@gmail.com

Yaritza said...

I've never heard of this company before. Love the tapes. Thanks for the chance to win.

Romaine said...

These look they would be fabulous to use! So pretty!

Lisa P said...

Sounds like a fabulous product. I love the little lace flowers. They are gorgeous.

Jingle said...

I love lace and I love that this has the adhesive on it! I have used their fabric tape and I really love that! Great samples!

c.darwin said...

I was just doing a scrapbook layout with two types of lace yesterday and could not get them to stick! This would be perfect for the book I am working on now.

Lalo said...

This looks like soooo much fun to use. I love my lace and this would be such a time saver for me. I never even knew these existed!!!

Scrapalajen said...

I've seen laces being used on cards not for scrapbook though! Your projects turned out great!

stampsnews at gmail dot com

shawnaw said...

Looks like a nice product. I use laces on both cards and layouts

SHartl said...

I love using lace on projects so this is really intriguing. However, not sure the only real color should have been pink! Would love the neutrals and black, but wish they had a blue or green in addition to pink. Would really like to get my hands on some of this !

StampNK said...

Wow! I love this concept. Anything that makes it easier to use a product is a plus!! More time to create!!

Shawninaz said...

I will definitely give this product a try. I've struggled with adhering lace in the past but I do love the look.
sew7752@aol.com

Erica Hettwer said...

I think it's awesome! I love how you used it! :)

Carol E said...

I love lace and your layout is just stunning thanks for the chance to win some of this great lace,tape.

Carol E said...

I forgot to give you my email address
madoke@sc.rr.com

Rebecca Ednie said...

My favourite styles are vintage and shabby so of course I use tons of ribbon. This would sure make application easier! Awesome!

CuddlyBunny said...

You are such an adventurer, even trying this in your sewing machine!

Ribbons usually drive me nuts, especially pre-stickied, but your creations are definitely causing me to give this line a second look. :)

Jessica said...

Awesome, detailed review, Mindy!! I recently discovered some sticky lace at CKC, and although I haven't yet had time to try it out, I anticipate that I will love it! Your idea of making the flowers is one I will reproduce! Thanks for the review and ideas!

Karen L said...

I have GOT to have these!! Love using lace and love new products and supplies! I hope they come out with more colors because I can think of so many uses for this.

Kati Lyon said...

I really need and want this product. I have a lot of trouble with adhesives on ribbon and such.

I love your use of the lace tape on your LO. Thanks for the review and the chance to win.

janet said...

AWESOME review! You covered it all. LOVE your layout and honest opinion! I can't wait to try these out-thanks for the warning about 'sticky fingers'....
Can't wait for more reviews by you!

Tanya said...

These tapes look awesome! Going to have to try them out! Thanks for the chance to win them.

{VICKI} said...

I've never used lace but willing to try it!
vicki.dalton@yahoo.com

scrapper al said...

I would love to win some stickiness, lol. Thanks for the review and warning about sticky fingers.

Melinda AKA medialady said...
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Melinda AKA medialady said...

I have never tried any tape before but I really like the look on the card so I would love to win.
melinda@sbmsystems.com

Bluenocs said...

Well, I'll be checking this product out. Very intriguing.....This might be something I could really enjoy! constance14@hotmail.com

Kati Lyon said...

Kati Lyon

oops

forgot my e-mail address

gklyon1@msn.com

Hee Jin Ramsey said...

Love tape! I need it bad! Thanks for the giveaway : )
HeejinRamsey@me.com

Nitasha said...

I like to add to lace when I get a chance because most of my work is about my boys! These are fab and love what you did with them!

Renee VanEpps said...

This stuff would work so well in my projects.. Solve the age old problem of what adhesive wont show through.. Love both your projects!

Kelly Sas said...

I am a huge fan of lace and love using it on my cards and altered items. Having it self adhesive would be so helpful for me!