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Father’s Day Gift Wrapping Idea

This Father’s Day impress dad with your gift wrapping skills! Design a stunning gift package with tuxedo and bow tie gift wrap.

When is Father’s Day? Father’s Day is celebrated on the 3rd Sunday of June. This year Father’s Day is celebrated in the United States, Canada, and the U.K on June 17, 2012.

Looking for a unique gift wrapping idea? We invite you to follow the tutorial below by Bowdabra Designer, Kitty Franken www.kittyfranken.blogspot.com www.kittyscraft.nl

Materials Needed:

Instructions:

1. Begin by collecting all the materials you will need for this project.

Father’s Day Gift Wrap

2. Begin with white cardstock cut to the size of: 4.5″w by 10.25″h. Using the Scor-pal score the paper at the 1, 1 ½, 2, 2 ½, 3, 3 ½ inch

Father’s Day Gift Wrap

3. Fold the cardstock at the 1 and 3 ½ inch score (a mountain fold).

Father’s Day Gift Wrap

4. Fold the cardstock at the 1 ½ and 3 ½ inch score (a valley fold).

Father’s Day Gift Wrap

Father’s Day Gift Wrap

5. Use 3D foam or a 3D kit on the left and right side of the back of the cardstock.

Father’s Day Gift Wrap

6. Also attach 3D foam on the front of the cardstock on the right and left side.

Father’s Day Gift Wrap

7. View the photo below notice the front is higher than the back giving a layered look.

Father’s Day Gift Wrap

8. Wrap a gift with brown packing paper. Attach a piece of black cardstock (4.5″ by 10.25″) to the front of the gift. Finish with the layered white cardstock that you made using the Scor-pal and 3D foam. Glue it all together.

Father’s Day Gift Wrap

9. Glue 7/8″ black satin ribbon onto the front of the gift.

Father’s Day Gift Wrap

10. Cut 10″ of 1.5″ black satin ribbon. Place scor-tape onto the ribbon.

Father’s Day Gift Wrap

11. Place the ribbon ends together to form a loop.

Father’s Day Gift Wrap

12. Cut 12″ of Bowdabra Bow Wire and place the wire into the Mini Bowdabra. Place the ribbon loop into the Mini Bowdabra tape side down.

Father’s Day Gift Wrap

13. Scrunch down with the Mini Bowdabra Wand. Take the ends of the Bowdabra Bow Wire and tie a knot together with the wire. Gently pull the bow out of the Mini Bowdabra and bring the wire along the back and tie another knot. Fluff bow.

Father’s Day Gift Wrap

14. Cut a small piece of ribbon for your finishing ribbon. Attach scor-tape to the ribbon and cover the Bowdabra Bow Wire with the ribbon.

Father’s Day Gift Wrap

15. Bow tie is complete.

Father’s Day Gift Wrap

16. Place the bow tie on your gift package. Your Father’s Day gift wrapping is complete.

Father’s Day Gift Wrap By Kitty Franken

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