Product Review: K & Company Smash Tape

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Article Courtesy by Nora Noll

Product Name: K&Company-SMASH Collection-Decorative Tape-Black Dots

Product Price: $2.99

Product Description:

K&Company's new decorative SMASH tape is just one of the many tapes that have come out on the market in recent months. The tape comes in rolls that are just over 21 yards in length and it measures ½" in width. The black and white polka dot color makes it a perfect color match for just about any project you want to make. The adhesive is strong enough to adhere to a page but also pliable so you can form it into flowers or other fun embellishments.

In Use:

I have seen many projects in the gallery that have used tape as accents but had never tried to use it. However, after playing around with this SMASH tape, I will be buying more of this product. This tape can be used like ribbon but is more versatile because you do not have to put separate adhesive on the back to make it stick. I was hoping that it would be easier to reposition but if you pull slowly, you can lift it up after you have already adhered it.

Tips and Techniques:

  • Make tape flowers as embellishments for your projects.
  • Wrap tape around a salvaged wood frame for a unique home décor look.
  • Use the tape on a photo matte to accent your photo in an unusual way.

Project Ideas and Examples:

For my first project, I used the SMASH tape to create a border around all four sides of a layout. It grounded the bright colors of the photos and the papers that I chose to use.

Supplies: K&Company SMASH Tape, Echo Park Summer Days Collection-Red/Green Paper and Quilt, Bazzill Basics Smooth White Cardstock, Doodlebug Design Beetle Black Loupy Lou Alphabet Stickers, Pink Paislee Alphabet Stickers, Bazzill Basics Black Tie Cardstock, and a Silhouette Machine

I created a simple card for my second project. I used the SMASH tape to make a decorative flower to adorn a simple thank you card.

Supplies: K&Company SMASH Tape, Bazzill Smooth White Cardstock, Die Cuts With a View Cardstock, Sizzix Big Shot Machine, Tim Holtz Texture Plate, Tsukineko Fade Resistant Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black, Papertrey Ink die and stamp.


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