Wednesday, August 26, 2015

DIY Paper Bows with Stampin' Up! Bow Builder Punch

If you liked the cute little bows on yesterday's Birthday Bow Card/Box ensemble, you're going to love seeing all the different styles of bows you can create with just one punch.

Before I show you that, let's take a look at how to make a simple paper bow using the Stampin' Up! Bow Builder Punch in the video below:

Yep, those little bows are really that easy to create using the punch. I definitely recommend using Glue Dots - it's so quick and easy and no mess.

If you don't have a bone folder, (gasp!) get one immediately. Just kidding. Okay, not really. If you are a card maker or like to make 3D items like boxes or bags or a project with lots of scoring, you really should have a bone folder in your basic tool kit. You'll be amazed at the clean, crisp folds you'll get and wonder why you waited so long.

If you still don't have a bone folder, try wrapping the bow pieces around a pencil to get the desired bend in the loop pieces.

15 Ways to use the Bow Builder Punch

There are endless ways to combine the bow pieces created with the Stampin' Up! Bow Builder Punch. The chart below shows 15 variations of unique bows you can easily create for cards, tags, gifts, and other papercraft projects.

Photo image of Stampin' Up! Bow Builder Punch Chart with 15 different styles of bows.

Try mixing and matching patterned paper or combining patterned paper with solid colors for even more variations of this cute DIY mini paper bow.

A big thank you to Brenda Quintana for sharing her bow builder punch chart. I ran across it one day and quickly went to work to create all the bows and fill up my own chart. I shared this idea at a recent Stampin' Up! team meeting and everyone got to make their own bows and fill their own chart to share with their customers. Everyone loved it!

I hope YOU love it too.

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