Friday, September 10, 2010

3 Scrappy Boys CROP this weekend!

If you need an excuse to scrapbook this weekend, check out the Back To School Crop over at 3 Scrappy Boys! We have tons of challenges and some awesome classes going on this weekend. I am going to share my class for making a gift bow using patterned paper. This is so easy and fun and really adds a punch to any gift bag, treat box or goodie bag.

What you need:

8 strips of paper 1 inch x 6 inches
4 strips of paper 1 inch x 5 inches
1 strip of paper 1 inch x 4 inches
pop dots or foam adhesive
regular adhesive
hole punch

Start by folding your 1x6 inch paper strips together at the ends, like this:

If you are using double sided paper, decide what pattern will be on the outside. Use regular adhesive to kept the ends together.

Punch holes in the ends of 4 of the 1x6 inch strips.

Thread all 4 holes through a brad. The brad does not have to match, since you will not see it in the final product.

Do this will all 3 sets of 4 paper strips. You will end up with 2 'flowers' using the 1x6 inch strips and 1 'flower' using the 1x5 inch strip. Fold the final 1x4 inch strip into a circle.

Now layer them all together using 3-D pop dots or foam adhesive. The bottom layer is the 1x6 inch flower, then layer another 1x6 inch flower on top. Add the 1x5 inch flower, then add the 1x4 inch circle.

Here are a couple I made to top some wood boxes that I painted. You can use patterned paper, cardstock, or a combination of the two.

So come on over to the 3 Scrappy Boys crop this weekend. I also have a sketch challenge posted and there are lots of other fun challenges to get finished. Hope to see you there!!!

Thanks for stopping by!


B said...

Fun bows! :) Lovely top for the boxes!

Monique said...

How fun were these to make!!.. Love it.. going to put on the do list.. Thank you for the step by step Mara... Have a great weekend :)

Mona Pendleton said...

Darling bow Mara! Awesome tutorial! thanks for sharing :)

Colleen said...

Awesome Mara. Thanks for sharing

Rebecca Keppel said...

Thank you so much for this fabulous tutorial!! Love those bows!

Joni M said...

What a darling bow!
BTW, I hope your walk went well this weekend!

BethieJ said...

LOVE those bows Mara.. I say every year I am gonna make some.. maybe this is the year I MEAN IT! HA HA!!
Hope your day is GREAT!

Colleen said...

I made one of your bows today. Not as good as yours but I am happy for the first time of trying.