Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Bow-it-All Tutorial * Big Bows with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hi there everyone.  Are ya ready for Christmas yet??!!
I am so NOT ready!   [sigh….]
I’ve had a few requests for a Bow-it-All Tutorial for BIG BOWS, so I pulled out my favorite toy bow making tool and some gorgeous ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon and this is what I came up with.
For those who already own a Bow-it-All Tool, I hope you are having fun with it.  If you don’t have one yet, what are ya waiting for??!!
This bow is made with 1-1/2″ Silky Crush Ribbon which performed even better than I expected.  You’ll be amazed how little work there is to do after removing the bow from the Bow-it-All.  It practically fluffs itself.
This is a double-tail bow made with 1-1/2″ Red Gingham and 1-1/2″ Ruby Red Double-faced Satin.  
I embellished the center with a handmade paper flower.
Wouldn’t this look great on a holiday wreath or as a tree topper?
This is a big now made with Wired-Edge Ribbon.  Wired Edge ribbons create a beautiful large bow because the loops hold their shape so beautifully.
The center of this bow is embellished with a pretty Mulberry Flower.
Here is my video tutorial.

If you liked the video, it would be great if you could click the YouTube link right above on the screen beneath the video and go to YouTube.  

Once there, please like my video and leave a comment.  These things will help the ratings of the video and will help grow the reasonableribbon channel.  Also, I would love it if you would subscribe to my channel.

Now get that Bow-it-All Tool out and make some BIG BOWS ladies.  
These bows are perfect for holiday decorating and gift wrapping.
If you still don’t have a Bow-it-All Tool, you can always tell Santa he can get you one at Really Reasonable Ribbon.   🙂
~ Bonnie ~
Share
Monday, December 2, 2013

Zutter Bow-it-All Tutorial * Easy Hair Bows with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hi everyone. 

 

You are going to LOVE this hair bow project because it’s really quick and easy and you can whip one up in minutes using your favorite ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  

Great for last minute Christmas gifts!

These were inspired by some hair bows that Donna Salazar created and she gave me her permission to do a tutorial on my take on how they were made.

I’ll also be doing a quick tutorial on the video on how I made the pretty paper flower centers for these bows. 

The first three bows were made with 7/8″ Organza Ribbon.
If you don’t have the dies or the time to create the paper flowers, use the embellishment of your choice.  Buttons make a quick and easy bow center.
The bow was made using 5/8″ Red Delicate Stitched Satin and 5/8″ Sheer Cherry Organza.
The bow below was made with 1-1/2″ Pink Netting and 5/8″ White Delicate Stitched Satin.
The flower in the center is the Spellbinder Donna Salazar Rose Creations Die and I will have a quick demo on how I create these flowers on my next video.
This bow is also made with 7/8″ Organza Ribbon.
Really Reasonable Ribbon also carries a large variety of Hair Clips for your hair bow projects.
Here is my video tutorial.

If you liked the video, it would be great if you could click the YouTube link right above on the screen beneath the video and go to YouTube.  Once there, please like my video and leave a comment.  These things will help the ratings of the video and will help grow the reasonableribbon channel.  Also, I would love it if you would subscribe to my channel.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. 

 

I hope you are loving your Bow-it-All Tool!!


~ Bonnie ~

Share
Monday, November 11, 2013

Zutter Bow-it-All Tutorial * Double Tail Bows with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hi everyone.  Today I will be demonstrating some pretty Double Tail Bows with my Bow-it-All Tool using both one and two colors of ribbon.

My tutorial is linked to the following link parties:
The Crafty Blog Stalker – Blog Stalking Thursday #119

I’m hoping those of  you who have this fabulous tool are using it!  

If you’re still learning, grab your tool and some ribbon and tie along with me in the video tutorial below.

Here are some sample projects created with the bows I made in the video you will see below.

The tag and the holiday card below are both made using digital images from Ephemera’s Vintage Garden.  They sell a large number of digital images and they also offer wonderful freebies on their blog, so I encourage you to visit them there.

The ribbon is a 7/8″ Purple Organza Ribbon and the tassel is made with a mix of colors of our 20lb Hemp Cording.  This cording is 3-ply and I separated the strands which gave me the thinner wavy threads in the tassel.  I added a white Mulberry Cottage Rose to the bow center.  The edges of the tag layers were all distressed with my Distrezz-it-All tool from Zutter Innovative.

My tag is entered in the following challenges:
Below is a very quick and easy card with the bow being the main focus.  The bow is made with 5/8″ Red Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon.  I simply printed out my image and layered it on red and white cardstock on a dark brown base and added the bow..  Those of you who know my work already know I don’t know when to stop with the layers.  But I love the look…..
The digital sentiment on the card below is from Create with TLC.  
I love having digital sentiments on hand to use for quick cards.
This bow is made using Hot Pink and Pearl Pink Delicate Stitched Satin.  For this bow, rather than having double tails on my bow, I used the pearl pink tails for my back ribbon and used it to secure my bow around my card.  This is a great look too.
Challenges for this card:
Artistic Inspirations challenge #67 – Sentiment/Anything Goes
LTSCB #17 – Anything Goes
MIM #166 – Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody #33 – Anything Goes
Bow-it-All Tutorial * Double Tail Bows

As I said in the video, if you are just starting out with the Bow-it-All Tool, make sure you are working with a friendly ribbon type.  
There is a reason why almost all the Bow-it-All video tutorials on YouTube (besides mine) seem to use some sort of Organza Ribbon.  This ribbon performs beautifully and is very forgiving if your first few bows aren’t quite perfect.  The spooled solid color organza at Really Reasonable Ribbon is quite inexpensive at around 10-cents per yard.   I recommend just about any type of organza to practice with along with our Delicate Stitched Satin because it’s very lightweight AND inexpensive.  Seam Binding is another great choice as well as our Wrinkled Ribbon.  Practice with one or more of these ribbon styles and when you feel more comfortable, branch out to different ribbon styles.  
You can make gorgeous bows with any type of ribbon on this wonderful tool, 
but some are a bit more difficult to maneuver than others.  Set yourself up for success with the right ribbon styles to practice with when you are learning and you will soon be adding gorgeous bows to all your projects.
~ Bonnie ~
Share