Friday, March 15, 2013

Paper Bow Tutorial: My Creative Scrapbook

Do you ever look in your card pile and realize you don't have enough basic sentiments?  This happens to me sometimes, so I tried to remedy that a bit with this card that simply says: Noted.  I think it will work well for a thank you card or a congratulatory card or teacher card. 




I made this card with the March kit at My Creative Scrapbook. The kit features the pretty Collectable line from My Mind's Eye. 

To give this card a little extra flair, I made a simple paper bow. 



I started by cutting 3 strips of paper the same width but different lengths: 5.5 inches, 4.5 inches and 3.5 inches.  I notched the end of the longest strip. This will be the base of the bow. 

The next step is to fold over the two smaller papers to form a circle.  Press the circles down in the middle and secure.  I secured them with stitching but adhesive would work too. 

I layered the smallest circle on the larger one and placed them in the middle of the notched strip. I punched a small scallop circle from patterned paper and put it on top. Then I used a hole punch to go through the center of all the layers and added a brad in the center. 



To curl the edges of the bow, I wrapped them around a pencil. 

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend. 

14 comments:

  1. I pinned your bow tutorial - I definitely want to try it! Your card is beautiful.

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  2. Such a great way to add a special touch to a beautiful card, Izzy. Thank you for showing how you did it.

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  3. Thanks for the tutorial for the bow~sweet!! Love the card!!!!

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  4. Cute bow, thank for sharing how you made it :)

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  5. Thanks for sharing this...it looks like it might fit in the envelope for the post even.

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  6. What a fun accent and such fun colors.

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  7. Pretty card. Thanks for sharing how you made the bow.

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  8. This is such a great idea! I love it!!!

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  9. Gorgeous!! I loveeeeee those colors and that BOW is AMAZING! WOW!!!

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  10. This is so pretty! Great colors and I love that bow!

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  11. izzy, these cards are just beautiful!! love them

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  12. Beautiful card, Izzy! Those colors and paper bow are awesome!

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  13. Such a happy and bright card! Love it! ;-)

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