Wednesday, November 23, 2011

5 loop bow tutorial using 3d Bows cartridge

Hello, friends!

Today's post is the third 3D Bow tutorial in this week's series using the 3D bow cartridge. It is the 5 loop bow tutorial and is the largest of the 4. This particular bow does require a long brand to hold it all together. Do not try a small brad. It simply will not be able to handle all of the paper. At least the small brads I have didn't.

I had a few questions about the Cricut Craft Room and how it all works. Yes, you have to buy this content online and it goes into your craft room. Provo Craft did a wonderful job of making how to videos using this new system. Make sure you guys check them out. You will be very impressed. There is a blog that is completely dedicated to Cricut Craft Room, so you might want to poke around there and see what information you can find that is helpful. I have heard it is super duper helpful!! Here is the link ==> http://cricutcraftroomblog.blogspot.com/
The yellow bow on the bottom is the one I am showing you today. It is very easy to make and comes out quite large. This bow was cut at the same size as the others and was considerably larger. I used Close to My Heart cardstock and patterned paper.
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This is the base cut and cut out at 4".

This is the shift cut and is also cut at 4".
I then glued them all together.
Using the shortest piece, I made a loop and push a brad through the hole to keep it in place.
Then I added the second smallest piece. I drew in each end and added it to the brad.
This is what it looks like when you have completed this step. Do not bend down the legs of the brad yet.
Repeat that step with the largest piece.
This piece is the ribbon tail.
Stick the brad through the center and now you can bend down the legs of the brad.
VOILA!
Thank you so much for stopping by. I will be back tomorrow with a winner for the cartridge and the last tutorial on Friday. I love you all! Have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving!! 

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Have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!


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39 comments:

Joan Smith said...

WOW 1st one again. I am lovin' your bows and tutorials. I even purchased this 3d Bows cartridge yesterday geeze only $9.99 can't beat this. Thanks for all your creative instruction U R a gr8 teacher I'm thinkin' my pkgs R going 2 have gr8 bows!

SallyP said...

Once you show the steps, this bow actually isn't hard to make at all! Hope you and your family have a great Thanksgiving!

Betsy said...

I'm really loving all these bows since seeing your tutorials on them. They're really so easy and quick to make! And so great that you can customize them to the wrapping paper you're using!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Donna and Sara said...

This is so helpful. I love the thought of using paper to match my packages. Thankyou.

tndj said...

I am looking forward to trying this one as it looks so very elegant and would add piazz to any package. TFS

meredemaison said...

Melanie, I'm so thankful for all the great ideas you and Joy share! These bows are so wonderful and it could be really hard to figure out how to assemble them, so thanks again for all the helpful tips you've been sharing! I hope you have the best Thanksgiving ever! Art Philosophy is on my Christmas wish list, so hopefully someone I love will be ordering that from you soon!

jennifer said...

Wow! thanks for the tutorial! I am such a visual learner and you are a great teacher!

Rose said...

WOW! These bows are so easy,who would have known!Thanks for the tutorial on the 3-D bows & all your tips.We can now have matching bags,bows & cards VOILA!!! Can't wait to see the last one!Have a Very Happy Thanksgiving!

Dawn, RI said...

Thanks for a wonderful year of sharing your craftiness, Have a Happy Thanksgiving...My Cricut Mini
came yesterday. Whoohooooo!
Dawn RI

Kate said...

This is gorgeous! It would make such a lovely trim along the top of a gift bag!
Thanks for another great tutorial!

Betsy said...

Thank you so much for the tutorials on the bows.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

lindagk23 said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful tutorials on how to put these bows together. They are beautiful! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! lindagk23

Sage said...

thanks so much for showing how to do these...this is the only digital purchase I made so far, am glad to see how they're put together. Happy Thanksgiving!

DebbyP said...

Once again, THANK You! For these step by step bow tutorials. I'm saving each of the emails so I can refer back to them. Hope you and your family have a blessed Thanksgiving.
TTFN. dpookybear at yahoo dot com

Marissa said...

First of all, Thank YOu for taking the time to share your creativity! It helps me when I can "see" the steps, as I am a visual learner! I've not even gone into the CCR yet...I think once I go in there I will be "stuck!" I will have to take a peek at the blog link you shared! Again, Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with the rest of us that are "creatively challenged!"

snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous...I'm starting to want this download now...hmmm...
Lee-Ann :)

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is awesome! I totally want this now, hehe! Thanks so much for selling me and for the tips!
Lisa

MeGlo said...

You always make projects look so easy! THS!

PinkDaisy/CricutLover75 said...

Wow- glad you showed how to do this one- too cool! I can't wait to make some for Christmas!

Nanci said...

Thanks for sharing the step by step. Much easier to try and do when you have a visual aid. Thanks for sharing all the info I can't wait to try it.

Scrapper69 said...

This is my FAVORITE bow from the group of Digital bows! When I saw it I knew I HAD to have this Digital cartridge! Thanks again for showing how easy it is to make them! :o)

Theresa

SherriC. said...

beautiful!!!!!
I can't wait to get this cart!!!

Paulette said...

Just very thing I was interested in ,you show the way and we will follow ,love the bowa .

scrapdiva said...

thank you for the tutorial, love the paper

Marilyn said...

Thank you for another great tutorial! I appreciate all the little extra tidbits you always share...thank you so much!

Melinda AKA medialady said...

Awesome bows and thanks for the tutorial!

JANLYNN said...

Beautiful bow. I am loveing the whole idea of these cuts. Makes coordinating wraps, cards, boxes and such sooo easy.

Crhiga said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Carol

Poots said...

Thanks so much...that's what I'm talking about...A guide to the more "complicated" bows! This is one of the first digital carts I purchased in Cricut Craft Room and am so excited you're giving tutorials!!!

peifert88@gmail.com

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

This bow is beautiful as well. TFS! :-)

Deneen said...

I just love these bows. I use to cut these types of bows by hand. This is one of the digital carts that are on my list. I need to learn CCR though. Thanks for sharing. Happy Thanksgiving!!!

tndj said...

beautiful bow. Happy Thanksgiving!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Hello Courtney Lane & DT just wanted to say

Happy Thanksgiving Day to You and Your Family!
Blessing AJ

carolyn's creations said...

I love your demos, so helpful. I hope to download this cartridge in the near future!!

Jan said...

You make it look so simple, even I can do it. I'm very thankful for you and all your sharing of wonderful ideas. Happy Thanksgiving you to you and your family!

Carol T said...

Thanks for the bow tutorial. You make it look so easy.

julie said...

those are great bows and would look great on anything. thanks for all you do and share. 1205love@gmail.com

Lady Fair said...

Thank you so much for the tutorials. Love your choice of papers you're using for the bows. Thank you also for the link to the CCR blog. They have some excellent info on their site. Have a wonderful weekend!

Karen said...

Loving these bow tutorials. I think I'll have to make time to check out the Craftroom this weekend!

 
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