Love notes and masking tape

masking tape in kitchen spices, herbs and wallpaper
[i] Retro spicy love

Masking tape on notebook covers. 

These postcards are for you. Have a great Valentine’s Day.

heart shape in masking tape in monochrome
[ii] Mono loves mono

The notebooks are appreciation gifts for two lovely colleagues. To create the look, I used a lot of masking tape on the (paper) covers.
finished notebook covers
The method is simple:
notebook cover

  1. Select a minimum of four styles of masking tape in complementary and contrasting colours.
  2. Tear off tape, varying the length, overlapping and criss crossing for texture. Cover the entire surface, leaving no spaces.
  3. Use a pen or marker to outline a shape.
  4. Add contrasting tape to fill in the shape.

the notebook cover with tapes on top

For best results, I suggest pressing the finished project under something heavy or leaving it alone for a few days to set. After that, transparent tape may be used to protect the edges if you use the notebook a lot.

Good luck, warm light and love, my friends, until I see you again.

Musical inspiration: Wiz Khalifa “See You Again” with Charlie Puth [Official Video] from the
Furious 7 Soundtrack.



Life is short, so let’s be decent.

208 replies on “Love notes and masking tape”

Thanks, for this visit, NdeP. Masking tape peels easily at first, which is why I like it. But I discovered that working with smaller pieces, tearing rather than cutting and pressing or letting a project sit for days before handling it allows the adhesive to settle. Cellophane tape works, too, depending on the project. Best of luck. xo


You say the method is simple SB and this might be true for putting it all together but your genius is in your choice of colours, shapes, textures and style. And your character is in your thoughtfulness to show gratitude with handmade objects xx

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Hello Sue! What a pleasant surprise to have you here. You’re always welcome. I had a quiet weekend and plenty of rest, thank you. I wish you a great Thursday.


Thank you for your vote of confidence. It means a lot to have your support. I’m in a natural feel kind of mood and this came out of me last evening. Well fter the other two stories were written. I went with the flow. I like the forwards backwards jump. Have a great evening’s rest.

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Thank you so much for viewing this, Lola. I love handmade gifts and since my colleagues prefer heartfelt gestures, it seemed the way to go. Have a lovely Valentine’s Sunday. ❤

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