Do you ever need a bow for one of your creations, but you don’t have the right color on hand? This has happened to me several times and I’ve come up with a solution; and an added bonus is that it uses some of those small scraps in just the right color that I have on hand
You will need:
Envelope Punch Board – 13774
Designer Series Paper (DSP) or card stock (your choice of color)
Your choice of adhesive (Snail -104352, Mini Glue Dots – 103683 or Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive – 103683) seemed to work the best for me.
1. Cut a strip of DSP or card stock into three strips in the following sizes:
- 1 strip at 1” x 6”
- 1 strip at 1” x 3-1/2”
- 1 strip at ¼” x 1-1-1/4”
2. Take the six inch paper and punch at the three inch mark, turn the strip over and punch again at the three inch mark.
4. Trim the ends of the bow at the edge of the trimmer. You will want to line up one side with right edge of the trimmer, turn and line up with left edge of the trimmer (see pictures below)
5. Take your bone folder and curl the bow.
6. Bend each end toward the middle and glue them together.
7. Take your quarter-inch strip and wrap it around the center and glue.
8. Next punch your 1 in x 3-1/2 in. strip at 1-3/4 inches. Turn it over and punch on the other side at 1-3/4 in.
9. Center each end in the punch and punch once on each end. (See picture below for what your punched pieces will look like).
10. To make an angled bow just crease in the middle (twist and fold).
11. Glue to the back of the bow.
Below are pictures of the tree types of bows I’ve made so far.