Friday, January 3, 2014

Creating A Bow with Pam Bray

Hi! Pam here today. Have you ever wished you had a bow to place on your package? Well, fear not, because today I am going to share with you how easy it is to create a bow using your favorite Couture Creations Embossing Folder, some nice cardstock and a brad.

To begin, cut the following cardstock strips using your Couture Creation Precision Trimmer. I used a Color Core cardstock to make my bow.

Once you have cut all your strips, punch a hole in both ends of each strip using a hole punch or your Handheld Essentials Paper Piercer.

Run the cardstock strips through an embossing machine using the Moonlit Berries Embossing Folder.

 Lightly sand each cardstock strip with the Couture Creations Sanding Block.

Tip: Group the cardstock strips by size to keep them organized for placement onto the brad.

Start with the smallest cardstock strip, wrap it so the holes match up, and place the brad through the holes making sure the top of the brad is on the inside of the loop. Tip: Stick a pencil through the loop once the brad is in place to keep it secure while placing the rest of the strips onto the back of the brad.

Wrap each strip around your thumb...

...and place the looped strips onto the end of the brad. Once you have all the strips on the brad, fold down the ends of the brad to secure the strips in place.

Carefully twist the loops on the brad to arrange them, and just like that you have a beautiful bow! Have fun making them!

Hugs, Pammejo

Couture Creations Products: 
CO721957 Self Healing Cutting Mat
CO723039 Precision Trimmer
CO723060 Sanding Block
CO721986 Handheld Essentials - Piercing Tool
CO723596 Wrapped in Joy Collection - Moonlit Berries Embossing Folder 

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