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Spring Card Tutorial with Mini Bowdabra

Design a handmade card with a Spring theme. Finish the design with a simple bow made with the Mini Bowdabra

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and the Bowdabra Hair Bow Tool & Ruler.

Materials used:

  • Stamp image ”“ Large Spring Wording by Elzybells UK (Retired)
  • Cardstock ”“ Stampin Up , Close to Cocoa, Purely Pomegranate
  • Pattern Paper ”“ Stampin Up ”“ Berry Bliss
  • Accessories ”“ Filigree gold corner by Wild Orchid Crafts, Gold brads, & yellow Stickles.
  • Copic markers
  • Burgundy Twill Tape
  • Mini Bowdabra
  • Hair Bow Tool & Ruler
  • Bowdabra Bow Wire
  • Glue Dots or Double Side Tape
  • Clear Nail Polish or Lighter (to seal ribbon)

Instructions:

1. Once your card is assembled finish the card with a Mini Bowdabra Bow. Begin first by placing the Hair Bow Tool & Ruler onto the Mini Bowdabra. Next, cut 18? of Bowdabra Bow Wire. Cut the ribbon at an angle and seal with either clear nail polish or a lighter. Press the ribbon end into the Mini Bowdabra at the 2? mark. Fold and press the ribbon loops at the 1? mark.

Spring Card Tutorial with Mini Bowdabra Bow

2. Next, cut the ribbon tail at the 2? mark on the either side. Scrunch down with the Mini Bowdabra Wand. While the bow is still in the Mini Bowdabra, thread the two loose ends of the Mini Bowdabra Bow Wire through the loop at the other end. Pull the Bowdabra Bow Wire tightly while the bow is still in the Mini Bowdabra. Gently pull the bow out of the Mini Bowdabra.

Spring Card Tutorial with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

3. Separate the two loose ends of the Bowdabra Bow Wire and bring them around to the back of the bow and knot.

Spring Card Tutorial with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

4. Trim away excess wire and then add a Glue Dot on the back of the bow in order to secure a strip of ribbon around the bow to hide the gold wire.

Spring Card Tutorial with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

5. Place another Glue Dot on the end of your finishing ribbon. Fold the finishing ribbon around the Bowdabra Bow Wire and using another Glue Dot, adhere it to the back covering the original edge. Cut the ribbon close to the glue. Adhere another glue dot on the back of the bow in order to secure it to your card.

Spring Card Tutorial with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

6. On this card I also used a small Glue Dot under each of the ribbon tails to hold it to the card where I wanted them to be. Your spring themed card is complete.

Spring Card Tutorial with Mini Bowdabra Bow by Bowdabra Designer Maggie

DIY Spring Card Tutorial

Post 11 – Of our National Craft Month Celebration of the Many Uses of Ribbon Giveaway

There are multiple ways to enter our month long giveaway:

The ways to enter the giveaway with this post are the following: (4 entries per person for this post)
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Join us for Bowdabra’s National Craft Month celebration for lots of great ways to enter in our month long giveaway. Contest begins March 1, 2012 and ends March 31, 2012 at midnight eastern time. Winners to be announce April 2, 2012 at http://bowdabra.wpengine.com

Prize Packages:

  • Grand Prize ”“ Ribbon totaling in value of $150.00
  • 2nd Prize ”“ Bowdabra, Mini Bowdabra, and Hair Bow Tool & Ruler Suggested Retail: $41.54
  • 3rd Prize ”“ Mini Bowdabra and Hair Bow Tool & Ruler Suggested Retail: $24.11

**Each blog post brings more entries into our month long contest. Visit our National Craft Month Giveaway Page for a list of all the posts (each day a new post is added to the list), contest rules, and contest help.

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