Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Quick and Easy Paper Bows Using Your Cameo, Cricut or Other Cutting Machine

I recently saw Anna Griffin on HSN and she was demonstrating her new paper bow embellishment kit so I decided to make one using my Cricut and Cameo. The great thing about these bows is that you can use your Cricut machine or other cutting machine to make them. I even found a template on-line so you can make them without needing a cutting machine.

Anna Griffin always has such pretty packaging so I thought I would make a box of bows for a gift for one of my crafting friends.

You can use any box template or cutting file. For my box I used the Cricut Sweet Treats Cartridge. I have detailed instructions on my video below for the box and all the adorable bows you see on the cover and in the box. Normally I would not put three bows on a box, but since this is a box of bows I thought why not! I attached the bows with removable tape so my friend could use them.

On the video, I demonstrate how to make these bows plus tips on how to customize your bows.

As I promised on the video…here is the information on where you can get the cutting files for the bows. Just click on the name to view the files. Wow the selection is amazing!

Lori Whitlock…Silhouette On-line store
Alaa K Designs…Silhouette On-line store
Free SVG Cuts file
Free Cutting Template….you do not need a cutting machine to use this file. I sized it at 80%.  Thanks Aly Dosdall!
Cricut Craft Room
Sweet Tooth Boxes for both the box and a bow

Thanks for visiting!


Czarownica said...

wow!! it's beautiful:)

Karen said...

simply stunning

Josie0602 said...

So pretty and so practical for a gift!


Migdalia said...

Thank You!!This is AWESOME!!I need help with my

Gayle said...

Very nice, I have the Artiste cart and love it, I plan on wrapping xmas gifts with matching bows from that to find the time! TFS.

MizMaryAnn said...

Beautiful job of explaining bows Linda.

Lady Fair said...

I can't wait to make some paper bows. I don't have a large ribbon collection, so this is a wonderful option to make a bow that will match my project. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the informative video.

cricaholic said...

I've seen the bows in the silhouette store...Now I've got to go get them...LOL
In the video you mention text weight paper what is that?

Momof4inArlington said...

Beautiful bows and wonderful gift idea! I love embellishing packages and fussing with ribbon! However, since moving to a small mountain town, my wrapping supplies are dwindling. What a wonderful way to put my 100's of papers to double-duty use!

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

What a good friend you are, Linda! She certainly would love this gift! I love how you packaged them in the box decorated with more bows ;).

Crafting Katie said...

I finally got a chance to watch your video today! Love it! All of your bows are so pretty! I'm going to have to try this, for sure!

JodyBlonde said...

BTW.. you mentioned The Hut on the video but I didn't see a link. Can you give the complete website please. I really liked the bow you put together with a brad! What a concept! Thanks for sharing.

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