June 22, 2014

Envelope Punch Board Bows!

It's your lucky day! Today I am going to show you three bows that you can create with your Envelope Punch Board and I've included tutorials for you. Here are the bows we will be making today:


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".

Step 2:

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.

Step 3:

Press on the button to punch and this is what your strip should look like.

Step 4:

Flip your paper over and repeat Step 2 & 3 so that both sides are punched.

Step 5:

Repeat on the other side so all four ends are punched and look like the photo above.

Step 6:

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:

Step 7:

Using your Bone Folder, run it across both ends of your paper so that the ends curl.

Step 8:

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.

Step 9:

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.

Step 10:

Now you will create the tails at both ends. Center the end at the "hole" and punch. Repeat for side 2.

Step 11:

Apply glue to the center of your tail and press bow in place to layer as shown below:

Step 12:

Wrap the 1/4" each wide piece around the center of your bow and glue in place!

Bow #2:

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!

Thanks for stopping by to visit!



  1. Debbie, these are so adorable, and thank you for showing us all how to do not just one, but three different kinds. I am an avid follower of your blog on a daily basis, and so appreciate that you share your creations with us every day. Thanks for your daily inspiration!

  2. Oh WOW!! this makes me want to get that envelope punch board, I've been putting it off for a while but I totally adore this bows!!! so, thank you for the little nudge Debbie. I'm so grateful when talented crafters like you find other ways to use SU tools and then, so kindly, share that with us.
    Have a great Sunday.

  3. Thank you sooo much for this tutorial. I can't wait to make some of these and use them on gifts to friends and relatives. I check your blog everday and enjoy for projects very much. Thanks again for sharing.

  4. Thanks Debbie, they are sooo cute and easy to make.
    Rene from OZ xo

  5. You make this look easy! Thanks for the tutorial!

  6. Awesome! Thanks so much for the tutorial!

  7. Thank you so much for the bow-making lessons. I am thrilled to find yet another use for my envelope punch board. Thank you for taking the time to post it. Even my husband was impressed!


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