Monday, November 21, 2011

Single loop 3D Bow Tutorial.

Hello, friends!

I hope you all had wonderful weekends! We actually started putting up our Christmas stuff in the front yard. I know I know...Thanksgiving is not until Thursday, but I just felt like making my life a little more jolly. There is just something about twinkling lights that makes me smile!

Ok my sweet sweet blog followers, this week I have some tutorials for you.I noticed in the comment section that a few of you were perplexed on how the bows on the NEW 3D Bows Cricut Craft Room cartridge were made. I agree that they are not the most intuitive, so some tutorials were in order! I cut them all out at the same size (4"), so you could see them in scale. The traditional gift bow is quite a bit smaller than the the others!
Here is a picture of all of the bows I will be showing you this week.

Today I am showing you how to make the green bow on the top. It is the simplest of the bunch. I figured we would start out easy and work our way up. Now just so you all know, once you know how to make them they are all easy. In fact, you could easily crank these out for Christmas gift wrapping with ease. I think if you did that you might actually save money. Some of those bows can be so pricey!

I am going to refer to this bow as a single loop bow. That way when I refer to it later you guys know what I am talking about ;-)

All paper used is from Close To My Heart. I found that since it is a lighter weight cardstock it was much more pliable and easier to use when making these bows. The patterned paper is from the paper back called Elemental.

These are the base cuts and were cut out at 4".
This is the shift cut and was also cut at 4".
I then layered and adhered the pieces together as shown.
Then, turned over the the cut and drew in one of the sides and glued it down to make the first loop.
Then repeated that process on the other side.
This is the center piece.
I turned the bow back over and wrapped the centerpiece ..well around the center and adhered it.

This is the tail of the bow.
I flipped the bow over on it's front side and adhered the tail to the back.
VOILA!
This seriously took just a few short minutes to make! Easy peasy lemon squeezy!!
See you guys back here tomorrow for another bow tutorial! Don't forget about my Fancy Frames giveaway. I will draw a winner on Friday. Click here to check it out ==> Hello Thursday giveaway

 November Specials:

November stamp of the month




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When you place a minimum order of $25 in My Acrylix® stamp set starting today (until November 30th), you can purchase a new D-size Holiday Wishes stamp set for only $5 (Stamp of the Month, K-size customized name stamps, Cricut® Art Philosophy collection, and Workshops on the Go™ kits do not count toward a qualifying purchase.)! That’s significant savings off the full retail value of $17.95 US / $19.95 CAN. And here’s a bonus: many of the images in the set coordinate with our Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge for added cutting and stamping fun! 

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-If you spend $50 you get the November stamp of the month (retails price of $17.95) for $5.
-If you spend $25 in stamps, you get the Holidays Wishes stamp set (retail price $17.95) for $5 (Stamp of the Month, K-size customized name stamps, Cricut® Art Philosophy collection, and Workshops on the Go™ kits do not count toward a qualifying purchase.)!
-These two offers can be combined. For example, if you spend $25 in stamps and an additional $25 on anything else in the catalog you will get both stamp sets for a total of $10 ($5 per set). 
You save $25.90! Which means the stamps practically pay for themselves!

*note* You MUST add discounted stamps to shopping cart when prompted by the system during checkout. Stamps cannot be added after the sale is complete and finalized. Also, adding the stamps to your cart BEFORE being prompted by this system will result in being charged full price for promotional stamps. 
Have a MAGICAL Monday!






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46 comments:

Joan Smith said...

Oh My, I'm the first one again...whoa what's goin' on? Ok...Ok...sorry I digressed ..... Love the bows you did a great job not only on the bows but also on your tutorial.....

ps....great nails too!!!

Yelowflower said...

I'm very glad to see tutorials on the bows, they looked a little complex. thank you.

JaniceA said...

Thank you for showing us the bows, can't wait to see the rest.

Debbie said...

thanks so much for reviewing these digital cuts, this is one of the digigtal packages that i think i will be getting thanks for everything
upnurse at aol dot com

Grace Baxter said...
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Grace Baxter said...

That bow is adorable. I'll be watching for your other bow instructions. And thanks too, for the opportunity to win the beautiful Frames cartridge. I sure would enjoy that!

Grace
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Marilyn said...

Thank you for sharing this...yes you are right, the bows do appear to be very easy! I do agree, this could be a major savings! Thank you again!

PinkDaisy/CricutLover75 said...

OOh ! I like this digital cart!! I have to get this one! Perfect time of year for bows! TFS!

Liz said...

Love the tutorial, did take a look at these and thought they looked complicated. Can these be downloaded to the gypsy for cutting? Don' t use my computer for cutting. Thanks for all the great tutorials and the chance to win.

CathyinMN said...

Thank you for the tutorial. After seeing your bows, I think I'm a lot more interested in this cart.

Betsy said...

Thanks for showing how the bow goes together. So pretty!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I'm thankful for your blog!

Carol T said...

Thanks for the bow tutorial. How easy is it to download the cartridges?

Dawn, RI said...

Love the bow...
Dawn RI

DebbyP said...

Thanks for the step by step tutorial. You made it look so easy and the papers you used are beautiful. TFS
TTFN. dpookybear at yahoo dot com

Carolee said...

This put me over the edge - ordered this and will be testing out the Craft Room with it. Thanks so much for all you do for this hobby.

tndj said...

All the bows are beautiful and you sure made this one look easy. So hopefully we all will be making perfect bows soon.

Amy said...

Gorgeous bow, and you are so awesome to make tutorials for us!

Shari said...

I love these 3D bows. I have to get it. I haven't really used the CCR but I have played a little on it. Can you download the digital cartridges to you Gypsy yet?
syoung6987 at aol dot com

Scrapper69 said...

When I first seen this cartridge I thought "I GOTTA HAVE IT"! Now with you showing the tutorial on how to make them I'm going to go get it! THANKS! :o)

Theresa

Kyla said...

Very cute. Can't wait to see how to do the rest of the bows

snappy scrappy said...

Too neat...great step by step guide!! Lee-Ann :)

Kate said...

Thank you so much for putting this tutorial together. I'm sure it took time and effort - and I want you to know that it is much appreciated!

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

Well that looks easy enough! Thanks for the step by step. Cute bow. : )

paperfun said...

The bows look fun to make and they turn out so elegant.

Bunnyfreak said...

Thank you so much for this!!

surfnfroggie said...

Thank you for doing the tutorial on this can't wait to see the others!

Crafty_Judy said...

Cute bow- can't wait to see whatelse you have in store for us this week. Thanks for the chance to win the Fancy Frames cartridge. Happy Thanksgiving!!

TracyB said...

These bows are beautiful. I can't wait to start making them.

Tammy B. said...

How darn cute! Looks easy enough! But I'll wait to see all the tutorials first! Thanks!
Tammy B.

Poots said...

I am so darn glad you decided to do this..I just purchased this cart in the craft room this past Friday! I printed out the sheet that shows you how to put them together, but it's just a whole different thing to see an actual tutorial. What would have taken much longer to figure out (especially with the multi-piece ones) will be a breeze now!

Thanks a lot for doing this!!

peifert88@gmail.com

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Thanks for sharing the tutorial! All the bows are so pretty!!! :-)

Linda said...

thanks for the info. on completing the new bows.

Karen said...

This is a great tutorial series - it will help me to decide if I want to make the digital purchase. Now if I could just get CCR to work with my Imagine!
Karen L 1020 at gmail dot com

KELLI ARMANINI said...

These bows are great! I can't wait to try them myself.

lindagk23 said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial on the bows! That helps a lot! Have a wonderful day! lindagk23ataoldotcom

Connie said...

Thank you so much for the tutorials. I love the bag you did and the bow adds so much to it.

carolyn's creations said...

These bows are incredible!!! Thanks so much for showing how to assemble them!!!

scrapdiva said...

very nice, love the digital images, thank you for the tutorial

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial! And, once again you have made a cartridge much more appealing!
Shellee

Tanya said...

I really love the bows! I really like your step by step tutorials...thanks for doing them! Can't wait for the gypsy compatability! (It seems easier to transfer to gypsy than haul my cricut(s) to my computer)...Hurry PC...

scrappingnana said...

Very pretty bow. This looks like an interesting cartridge. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

Elsie said...

I love the endless possibilities that this cartridge provides. You can have matching bows for any gift!

Loster said...

Wow, Melanie, you make these bows and ribbons look so easy. TFS!

Nanci said...

Thanks for making it look so easy. Can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing.

JANLYNN said...

This is a must have for sure. Love the idea of makeing 3D paper bows. I love to have bags, cards =, boxes and such that all match.

julie said...

cute bow thanks for showing us how to's. thanks for all you do and share. 1205love@gmail.com

 
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