Monday, April 3, 2017

Quick, Fun, Perfect Bow every time.

Happy, Happy M.O.M. Day.

Todays technique is an easy, fast, simple and fun idea. We are going to make a bow using our Envelope Punch by We R Memory Keepers.  I'm sure many of you have seen this online, but did you ever try it ??? I finally did and it really only take a few minutes to create the most perfect bowes for anything. A present, a child hair clip, or a mini album embellishment.

You will need the following.  Paper, Envelope Punch, Glue

First you want to cut (3) pieces of paper.
(1 pc) 1" x 6",  (1 pc)  1" x 4", (1 pc ) 1/4" x 1"

Using your 6" long piece, insert it into you envelope punch at the 3" mark and punch.

Next, turn the paper around and do the same thing to the other side.

Yours should look like this.

Now, you will be working on the ends of that paper. Insert the short end 1/2 way under the punch and punch 

Now turn it around and punch the other half of the paper. Do this on both edge.

Now with the 1" x 4" piece,  line it up to the 2" mark and punch out the center as you did above, in the first step. It will look like this.

Now for the ends. You want to slide the 1" end into the punch, center it and punch. Now turn it around and do the other side and your piece will look like this.

You now have two pieces like this.

My paper was double sided so you will see a contrast.  Fold one small end over to the middle of the bow and glue in place.

Do the same on the other end. Now get the 1/4" x 1" strip you cut.

Wrap the 1/4" x 1" strip around the bow and glue it to the back side.

Now glue your bow piece to the 1" x 4" piece

Now you have a bow and what a lovely bow it is, especially with the contrasting colors.

Here it is on an album (yes, I did just set it on the album) B.T.Y. this album is for sale in my shop at (Scraps For Sanity)

And here is it being used as a hair clip on my silly granddaughter ( she just loves having her photo taken. She hears the first click and looks around, "what are you taking my picture, let me pose") 2-1/2 years old and already knows how to play up to the camera !!!

Well now, wasn't that easy, quick. simple and fun.  You can make any size you need just by altering the length and width of the pieces of paper. Have fun playing with it and as always,


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