Thursday, June 23, 2011

A Challenge Bow

Over at Citrus Tree Studio, we have challenges every month. My challenge this month was to make a bow and use it on a project. Easy peasy, right??

I used the June kit for this card. Here is a quick tutorial for the bow:

1. Cut 2 strips of double sided patterned paper 0.75 inch x 4 inches.
2. Cut 2 strips of double sided patterned paper 0.75 inch x 3 inches.
3. Double over all 4 strips of paper on themselves to make a loop. Hold the loop ends together with strong adhesive.
4. Layer the two loops on top of each other.
5. Cut another piece of paper 1/2 inch x 3 inches. Wrap around the middle of your bow.
6. Embellish the middle of your bow (if desired).

You can make whatever kind of bow you want for the challenge, but this was quick and easy and I used up some scraps that I didn't want to throw away. It was a win-win!

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Amanda said...


wendipooh13 said...

gorgeous card!!! LOVE that bow!!!!!

Joni M said...

What a GREAT idea! It can be used in place of pleated paper... very CUTE! TFS!

Rebecca Keppel said...

I love the twine and butterfly you added to the bow! cute card!!

VanessaB said...

oh yeah,i love that bow idea. i'm going to give that a try! :)

Kim said...

that is so sweet!

melody said...

yummy card chickie...and love that bow! thanks for the tutorial!