Hello! Here is a fun new tutorial brought to us by the nicest lady - Rô Philippsen who actually hails from Brazil! She is a designer over at the Imaginisce Blog and graciously agreed to share this fun technique with us. Have you ever been mid-card and discovered that you need a ribbon or bow - only to be frustrated because you can't find one to match? I know that this happens to me all the time! Here is a fantastic solution - make a pretty bow out of coordinating patterned paper! Genious! Please enjoy this fun, easy and fast tutorial and share your creations too! And now, proudly presenting. . . the paper bow tutorial. (*drumroll*)
Paper Bows - by Ro Phillipsen
I love bows! I always use bows on my projects because I think they
add an extra charm and beauty to my design.
I use different types of bows, from ribbon, and several models of paper!
So, today I would like to share with you how to make a beautiful paper bow for your projects.
It's very easy, let's go!
Step 1 - Cut 4 strips of paper measuring 1 x 6 inch.
Step 2 - Fold each strip in half.
Step 3 - Fold the half of each strip to the opposite, and then adhere
the end the backside of the loop where they meet.
Notice in the picture:
Step 4 - Do the same to all strips and this is what they should
look like when you are done.
Step 5 - Glue one piece behind the other.
Step 6 - And now glue the two pieces together, like the image:
Here is a card that Rô Made with this kind of paper bow:
Fantastic, right? You too, can make paper bows to match any card by following these easy steps. You can certainly make your bows thinner, smaller or add different things to the centers for embellishment. Since they are made of paper, they also flatten down nicely for mailing. . . perfect for our OWH cards!! Now go, make, share! And leave Rô some love for sharing with us today!