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Christmas Noel

Christmas Noel Cards for Christmas in July Is it ever too early to start getting ready for Christmas? I think not! How about getting started on those Christmas cards. You know you are always scrambling at the last minute trying to get them all signed and addressed! With just a few tools, you can hand make your own cards this year.

Materials:

  • Saturated Canary ”“ Christmas Angel
  • Cardstock ”“ Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up ”“ Really Red
  • Designer Paper ”“ Stampin Up – Holly Berry Bouquet
  • Sentiment ”“ My Favorite Things – Winter in the City
  • Ink – Stampin Up – Real Red
  • Flower ”“ Wang’s International, Inc.
  • Ribbon ”“ green gingham – from my stash
  • Loopy Mat – Cricut Cartridge – Elegant Edges
  • Cricut Expression
  • Copic Markers
  • Mini Bowdabra
  • Hair Bow Tool & Ruler
  • Double-sided tape
  • Glue dots

Instructions:

1. Begin by placing the Hair Bow Tool & Ruler onto the Mini Bowdabra.

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2. Cut 18”³ strand of Bowdabra wire, fold it in half, place it into the Mini Bowdabra, and tuck the ends under.

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3. Place your flower tightly into the slot of the Mini Bowdabra.

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4. Place the green gingham ribbon on top of the flower in the slot of the Mini Bowdabra leaving a 2″ tail.

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4. I wanted to make a bow with three, 1 1/4″ loops on either side, so I started on the right and folded the ribbon over to the left to make my first loop.

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5. Next, I folded the ribbon from the left to the right to make another 1 1/4″ loop on the left side.

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6. To make the three loops on either side, I continued to fold the ribbon back and forth two additional times in order to get the three loops.

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7. Once I had my loops, I used the wand to scrunch down the loops in order to tie them off.

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8. Next, I pulled up on each of the ends of the Bowdabra wire and tied a tight knot on the underside of the bow.

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9. Then gently lift the bow from out of the Mini Bowdabra.

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10. Now you’re ready to prepare the bow. First trim the ends of the Bowdabra wire leaving about 1/4″ length and trim the stem of the flower as close as you can leaving about 1/4″ of the stem to stabilize the flower.

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11. Next trim the ends of the ribbon, turn the bow over, and add 2 small glue dots to the back of the ribbon over the Bowdabra wire tails.

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12. Finally, adhere the bow to your card.

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13. And your card is finished and ready to be addressed to someone for the holiday.

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Christmas Noel by Maggie

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