Friday, February 24, 2012

Tissue Paper Tape...revisited!

Hi all! I am so happy to be back at BugBytes as guest designer! Hop on over to her blog if you haven't checked it out! ; it's a great place to visit. Today I am hoping to share another use for plain old tissue paper and how to make your own tape---on your 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. 


  1. Thank you so much for the video instructions! Great tips and a great card,too!

  2. Thanks so much for the tutorial. Great card.... love the look. TFS

  3. This is lovely idea. I love the way the cards turned out. TFS