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Baby Shower Invitation with Mini Bowdabra Bow

Design a card for a Baby Shower and then finish it off with a lovely bow made with the Mini Bowdabra and the Bowdabra Hair Bow Tool & Ruler.

Baby Shower Invitation Inside

Baby Shower Invitation












Materials Used:
* Stamp image – Flourishes – Rock a Bye Baby; Sentiment – computer generated and inside computer generated with stamped Onezie
* Cardstock – Stampin Up – Sage Shadow and Barely Banana and Georgia Pacific White
* Designer Paper – from my stash
* Ribbon – 5/8″ Yellow Organdy and 5/8″ Yellow Satin
* Accessories – Corner rounder punch; Stampin Up Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch; Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Edge punch
* Copic Markers
* Mini Bowdabra
* Hair Bow Tool & Ruler
* Double-sided tape


1. Begin by placing the Mini Bowdabra Ruler onto the Mini Bowdabra. Cut 18”³ of a 1/8” narrow Bowdabra ribbon and place it into the Mini Bowdabra.

Baby Shower Invitation


2. Place the organza ribbon to create a 2.5”³ tail. Fold and press the ribbon into the Mini Bowdabra to form a 1.5”³ loop. Continue to fold the ribbon to create a 1.5”³ loop on the other side.

Baby Shower Invitation


3. Place your satin ribbon over the organza ribbon to create a 2” tail. Fold and press the ribbon into the Mini Bowdabra to form a 1.5” loop.

Baby Shower Invitation


4. Continue to fold the ribbon to create a 1.5” loop on the other side and then repeat so you have 2 satin loops on either side.

Baby Shower Invitation

Baby Shower Invitation










5. Scrunch down with the Mini Bowdabra Wand.

Baby Shower Invitation


6. While the bow is still in the Mini Bowdabra, tie the ribbons tightly. Gently pull the bow out of the Mini Bowdabra.

Baby Shower Invitation


7. Trim the narrow ribbon close to the knot, and then trim the tails of the ribbons for a match. *This Mini Bowdabra Bow was made in reverse. To learn more about the advantages of making a bow in reverse for scrapbooking and cardmaking click here.

Baby Shower Invitation


8. Adhere a large glue dot to the back of the bow and place it on your card.

Baby Shower Invitation by Bowdabra Designer, Maggie of Maggie's Cat House


For more about the designer click here……


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Bowdabra’s easy-to-create bow-makers are available at the Bowdabra website’s online store and also at various retail establishments such as Amazon, AC Moore, Pat Catan’s Stores, Jo Ann store, Michael’s, and Walmart.

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