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How to add something extra to a handmade greeting card with a Bowdabra bow

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman is here to share how to add a bow to a handmade greeting card with  Bowdabra. Don’t just give a plain old card for Birthdays, holidays and more.  Give it some extra oomph with a pretty Bowdabra bow.  It’s so easy with the Bowdabra to make little bows in all colors to have on hand to add to cards and small gifts. Follow the easy step-by-step tutorial:

handmade greeting card

How to make and add a bow to a handmade greeting card with Bowdabra

Mini Bowdabra
Bow Wire


First, start by placing the Bow Wire in the Bowdabra and folding it underneath while working on your bow.   Then, cut a 6″ length of ribbon and place it in the Bowdabra.

Next, lay some ribbon in the Bowdabra and create 3 loops on either side of the channel.

Pull up on the Bow Wire and tie off.  Fluff out the bow

handmade greeting card

Create a handmade greeting card, and adhere the bow to the card before placing the image.

Finish assembling the card.
Using a craft pick, twirl the bow wire.

handmade greeting card

Cut the ribbon lengths and fluff out the bow.  You can alternately add a Bowdabra bow to a purchased greeting card as well.

Thanks for stopping by.


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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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