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February 24, 2012

Nonna's Tissue Paper Tape

Hi all! This is Jeannie with Nonna's Scraps coming to share another use of plain old tissue in making your own tape. But this time, I use my home printer!

4" square aperature card with opening of 3"
3" square cardstock
Doodle Pantry Irish Birdie
Green cardstock
blue painter's tape
tissue paper cut 4.75 x 10"
White cardstock
Xyron creative Station with adhesive
I-rock jewels
Border punch (lace)
  1. Print the Birdie at 2.8" and the digital stamp at 1". Trim in the desired shape.
  2. From the Dark green cardstock cut: 1 mat to fit around the aperture (1/2"), a mat for the bird and a mat for the digital stamp. 
  3. Create the tissue tape. 

I wanted  to create the look of lace for my card. I found the easiest way was to simply punch the 4.75" with and then trim the strip at 1/2". This part of the process was frustrating as my punch kept jamming. But it was worth it! 

Adding the tape to the dark green mat was most efficient when I peeled the backing away as I applied it. I then covered the 3" square of cardstock in a 3.25" piece of the tissue. I adhered this to the inside of the card so that it was visible through the opening. I finished the card as you see it. 

All in all, I loved the look! I hope you enjoy making your own custom tissue tape, too. 


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