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Warm Winter Wishes Card with Mini Bowdabra Bow

We have had some very cold weather here in New England, recently.  I thought it would be fun to send some warm winter wishes card to my friends. We are all suffering through the same brutal temperatures and I thought these cards warm their spirit.  I finished the cards with a pretty bow, made with sheer ribbon.

Materials Needed:Warm Winter Wishes Square Bowdabra

  • Cardstock
  • Cutting Mat
  • 2 Sizes of Circle Punches
  • Hole Puncher
  • 2 Colors of Sheer Ribbon
  • Small Florals
  • Markers
  • Glue
  • Small Foam Squares
  • Mini Bowdabra with Ruler
  • Bowdabra Bow Wire
  • Adhesive Gem

 

Instructions:

1. Begin first by assembling the card according to the photo below.

Warm Winter Wishes Card with Mini Bowdabra Bow

Warm Winter Wishes Card with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

2. Next, to make the bow for the card place the Hair Bow Tool & Ruler onto the Mini Bowdabra. Cut 12″ of Bowdabra Bow Wire, fold the wire in half, and place it into the Mini Bowdabra. Gather ribbon and coordinating florals for the bow.

Warm Winter Wishes Card with Mini Bowdabra Bow

Warm Winter Wishes Card with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

3. Dovetail the end of the ribbon and seal it to keep it from fraying.  Place the ribbon at the 2″ mark into the Mini Bowdabra.

Warm Winter Wishes Card with Mini Bowdabra Bow

Warm Winter Wishes Card with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

4. Fold the ribbon at the 1.5″ make to make your first loop.

Warm Winter Wishes Card with Mini Bowdabra Bow

Warm Winter Wishes Card with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

5. Continue you making loops.  Make a total of six loops and dovetail the end of the ribbon at the 2″ mark.

Warm Winter Wishes Card with Mini Bowdabra Bow

Warm Winter Wishes Card with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

6. Place a smaller width coordinating ribbon into the Mini Bowdabra.

Warm Winter Wishes Card with Mini Bowdabra Bow

Warm Winter Wishes Card with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

7. Fold the ribbon at the 1″ mark to make your first loop.

Warm Winter Wishes Card with Mini Bowdabra Bow

Warm Winter Wishes Card with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

8. Make a total of six loops and leave a small tail.

Warm Winter Wishes Card with Mini Bowdabra Bow

Warm Winter Wishes Card with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

9. Add small little floral into the Mini Bowdabra.

Warm Winter Wishes Card with Mini Bowdabra Bow

Warm Winter Wishes Card with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

10.  Scrunch down with the Mini Bowdabra Wand.

Warm Winter Wishes Card with Mini Bowdabra Bow

Warm Winter Wishes Card with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

11. Thread the two tail ends of the wire through the loop.

Warm Winter Wishes Card with Mini Bowdabra Bow

Warm Winter Wishes Card with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

12. Pull the wire tightly.

Warm Winter Wishes Card with Mini Bowdabra Bow

Warm Winter Wishes Card with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

13. Bring the wire around the back of the bow and knot.

Warm Winter Wishes Card with Mini Bowdabra Bow

Warm Winter Wishes Card with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

14. Fluff the bow.

Warm Winter Wishes Card with Mini Bowdabra Bow

Warm Winter Wishes Card with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

15. Tie the bow onto the circular tag. The tag is raised with foam squares making it very easy to tie the wire onto the tag. Spiral the remaining wire around pencil.

Warm Winter Wishes Card with Mini Bowdabra Bow

Warm Winter Wishes Card with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

16. Your card is complete and ready to be sent.

Warm Winter Wishes Card with Mini Bowdabra Bow

Warm Winter Wishes Card with Mini Bowdabra Bow

Tutorial by Sarah Forhan

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