If you don't have one of these boards yet, this was everything we made in my Punch Board Class a few weeks ago and I'll have more tutorials to show you later:
Here is the post that shows you close-up pictures: HERE and a tutorial on how to create the camera card: HERE.
Okay, let's move on to the tutorial. Grab your punch board and follow me!
Step 1, Bow 1:
You will need 3 pieces of designer paper: (1) measuring 6" x 1", (1) measuring 3 1/2" x 1" and (1) 1/4" x 1 1/4".
Using your Envelope Punch Board, slide your 6" piece of designer paper in the cutter so that the edge of your paper is even with the "hole" on the left-hand edge. Just like the photo above.
Press on the button to punch and this is what your strip should look like.
Flip your paper over and repeat Step 2 & 3 so that both sides are punched.
Repeat on the other side so all four ends are punched and look like the photo above.
Position your paper at the 3" mark on your Envelope Punch Board and punch. Flip your paper over and repeat so that your paper strip looks like the photo below:
Using your Bone Folder, run it across both ends of your paper so that the ends curl.
Apply glue to the center of your paper and flip the ends so that they meet in the center. Press in place to form your bow.
Using designer paper piece #2, line up the paper at the 1 3/4" mark on your Envelope Punch Board and punch. Flip your paper over and repeat for the 2nd side.
Now you will create the tails at both ends. Center the end at the "hole" and punch. Repeat for side 2.
Apply glue to the center of your tail and press bow in place to layer as shown below:
Wrap the 1/4" each wide piece around the center of your bow and glue in place!
Create all of the pieces as you did for the first bow as shown above. Wrap the 1/4" piece around the center of your bow.
For the tail, all you do is bend it to shape it as I show in the above picture and glue and layer the bow on top as shown below:
For bow #3, the only difference is the tail is longer. Instead of a 3 1/2" piece you will need a 5" piece and follow the steps for bow 1:
You will bend the tail as you did for bow #2 but bend it slightly more to create the look below:
Wrap your 1/4" piece around the bow and assemble your bow as your did for bow #2:
How fun and easy was that? You can make any color bow to match a card or a package! Next week I will be showing you how to make the cute little box!