Hi everyone! Today I am talking about awesome sticky things that are not exactly stickers – this includes fabric paper, adhesive crochet borders and craft tape! There are so many great things you can do with these products, and because they are self-adhesive it saves time and effort.
The first item from Papermania is this sweet crochet border in the Parisienne Blue range.
All you do is cut it to the right length and peel off the backing. No fiddling around with glue smooshing through the holes and covering your fingers. Here are a few cards I’ve made with it.
The first card uses elements from the Parisienne Blue range, including the wide craft tape across the centre (more on craft tape below!) and a 3D butterfly from the Papermania Madame Payraud’s range. The second card again features the craft tape, plus a little strip of Sew Lovely fabric paper underneath the crochet border.
Fabric paper is really versatile and adds lots of lovely texture and weight to your projects. Here you can see in a bit more detail the texture of the fabric paper.
It comes on a roll so you get loads for your money, and you can cut each piece to size with the backing paper on, or even die cut shapes from it (though I’ve yet to try this). You need not let any go to waste either. I’ve added some scrap pieces to the bottom of the card below.
This card also features three of the craft tape designs that come in the Madame Payraud’s set below. The great thing about craft tape is that it can be moved if you stick it in the wrong place (a bit like masking tape). So you can play around with different designs and get your measurements exactly right. You can also try ruching it to add more texture to your cards.
The metal charms here are again from the Papermania Madame Payraud’s range. They’re not only good for jewellery making, but can be used to add a luxury feel to a card. Here’s a sneak peek of one on my Sew Lovely stepper card (you can see the whole card if you’re a member of the docrafts Creativity Club).
At the top you can also see one of the 3D butterfly stickers I mentioned earlier. They come in a pack of 10 with little layered wings that you can bend forward to make them really stand out on the card.
As you can see, I have used nearly all of mine! But I am going to cut out the backgrounds that came in the packet and use them too…
Finally, I’m also loving these little alphabet stickers from the Madame P range. They’re made of fairly sturdy card (not your regular flimsy sticker paper) and are a really easy way to add a professional-looking sentiment. Check out my mini bunting on the card below!