Saturday, September 3, 2011


I went to a Stampin Up event last weekend and we made several things. Most of the time I am not that overly thrilled with some of the things that they do but we made a bow that was super easy. You can get 2 - 4 1/2 bows out of 1 sheet of 12x12 paper and two brads.

Cut 8 strips at 1" x 5 1/4 ", 4 strips at 1" x 4 " and 1 strip at 1" x 3 ".

With your crop-a-dile set the guide at 1/4" on the smallest hole at the center of both ends of all of your strips except the 3" strip.

Start with the 5 1/4 " strips, at one end put a small amount of adhesive.

Bend the strips so that the holes match, the end with the adhesive should be on the bottom. Continue till you complete with the 5 1/4 inch strips.

Begin to assemble the bow by placing the brad on the table with the prongs up. Layer them opposite until you have used all of the 5 1/4 inch strips.

Continue with the 4" strips adding them to your brad.

Once complete, fold down the prongs of the brad.

Roll the shortest strip so the ends overlap and glue them together, then glue them to the center of the bow.

I used Crystal Effects by Stampin Up but, the Tombow multi glue with the green lids will work also.

Thanks, Sheri


Anonymous said...

That's neat! Thanks for the detailed instructions! Gonna have to try this!

Betty said...

That is an awesome bow...I will have to try to make some of those for present this Christmas.

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