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 ~

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 ~
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Zutter Bow-it-All * Bows with Printed Ribbon Video Tutorial

So, by now I think you all know how I feel about the Bow-it-All Tool from Zutter which we are now offering at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

  But, just in case………

I LOVE IT!!!!!   

Today I’m going to show you how to tie some gorgeous fluffy, loopy bows using ribbon that has printing on one side.

Here are two cards I created with the bows I made in the video.  

The top card uses Black Satin Swiss Dots Ribbon.

I am entering the card above it the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge – #102 Spooky
Stamping for the Weekend – Anything Goes
The card below features our beautiful new 5/8″ Hyacinth Satin Swirls Ribbon.
I am entering the card above it the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge Blog Week 229 – Ribbons and Bows
Sister Act Card Challenge #29 – Anything Goes
Zutter Bow-it-All  
Bows with Printed Ribbons Tutorial
Here are some hair clips I made with some bows created while making the video.
Yup, it took me a few (dozen) tries to get a finished video I was pleased with so  I have lots of pretty bows to use in future projects!!
Simply create your bow and either glue or sew it onto your choice of hair clips.  We offer a wide variety of sizes of both French Clips and Snap Clips.
The cute little clippies below were made with 

If you’ve been thinking about purchasing this awesome Bow-it-All Tool, now is the perfect time.  

We have a SALE going on now through midnight on Sunday, 10/27.  Scroll down to the sale post or follow the link to pick up your promotional code.  Think of all the gorgeous bows you can make for your upcoming holiday projects. 

 Be sure to pick up some ribbon to use while you’re shopping.  🙂

~ Bonnie ~

Supplies used:

Ribbon – Really Reasonable Ribbon

Halloween Card – Printed paper from Graphic 45, embossing folder from Spellbinders, Zutter Bow it All Tool and Distrezz it All Tool and Scor-Tape.

Let it Snow Card – Digital Sentiment Stamp from TLC Creations, Spellbinders Matting Basics, Embossing Folder from Sizzix, Scor-Tape and a snowflake brad.