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Father’s Day Card Ideas: No. 1 Dad

June is just a hop, skip, and a jump around the corner and soon it will be time to honor those special men in our lives — Dad! He does so much for us. Now is our time to give him a special day. Start out with a special hand made card to show him how much he means to you.

Materials Used:

  • Image – Lili of the Valley – Dad’s the Word
  • Sentiment – Cut from a piece of the Designer Paper.
  • Cardstock – Xpress It Blending Card; Papertrey Ink Smokey Shadow
  • Designer Paper – Echo Park – Times & Seasons
  • Ribbon – 1/2 inch black grosgrain
  • Paper Piercing Tool; Sewing Machine; circle punches
  • Copic Markers
  • Mini Bowdabra
  • Mini Bowdabra Hairbow Tool And Ruler
  • Double-sided Tape
  • Glue Dots


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

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2. Place the grosgrain ribbon to create a 2”³ tail.

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3. Fold and press the ribbon into the Mini Bowdabra to form a 1.5”³ loop.

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4. Continue to fold the ribbon to create a 1.5”³ loop on the other side.

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5. Scrunch down with the Bowdabra Wand. While the bow is still in the Mini Bowdabra, tie the ribbons tightly. Gently pull the bow out of the Mini Bowdabra.

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6. Trim the narrow ribbon close to the knot, and then trim the tails of the ribbons for a match.

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

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    Bowdabra® Bow Making & Design Tool – Large – BOW1003-Single

    Bowdabra Bow Making & Design Tool is your easy-to-use bow maker. Create professional looking bows for gift wrapping, home decorations and DIY crafts!
    Rated 4.50 out of 5

    Mini Bowdabra® Bow Making & Design Tool – Small – BOW2100

    Mini Bowdabra is your easy-to-use bow making tool to create small bows. Create DIY crafts, hair bows, gift wrapping, wedding décor and more yourself!
    Rated 4.80 out of 5

    Hair Bow Tool and Ruler Kit for the Mini Bowdabra® – BOW2200

    Mini Bowdabra Hair Bow Creator Kit is a super easy hair bow making tool. Create designer Ribbon hair bows, mini bows, baby bow, DIY kids crafts and more!
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
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