Sunday, January 24, 2016

Envelope Board Bows

Hello and Welcome!

Unfortunately I am starting off this post with some sad news.
Our sweet, perfect fur baby Amber went on to heaven to be with her sisters.
She had cancer in her eye and after almost thirteen years of being with us,
She couldn't fight anymore and we didn't want her to.
She went peacefully and had us with her the whole time.
She is and will be so missed.

Here she is as a puppy, back in 2003 when we first got her.
She was a little one...but I knew by the paws, she was going to be a big baby.
Here's the big baby...she reached 100 pounds and a big mush-ball.
She was such a good fur-baby and will be terribly missed.
 Love you girl.

While home this weekend,
I had on my list of things to buy or replenish...envelopes for my cards.
But then I remembered I have a We R Memory Keepers envelope board.
Why not actually use it!
So I did make a bunch of envelopes, while perusing Pinterest.
As I was being inspired by so many wonderful artists...
I noticed that there are other things you can make with this envelope board.
An envelope board used for more than envelopes?

One of the tutorials I found was for making bows.
It was kind of rough, so I had to play around a bit too get what was desired.
Here's what I came up with and wanted to share with you.

Here's the bow I am going to show you how to make.
Isn't it cute?

OK... Here's my envelope board.
Look familiar? LOL!

Next I took two one-inch strips of patterned paper.
Oh yeah... Don't use cardstock, way too heavy.

One strip at eight inches long, one at five inches long.
Also, I used rhinestones for the middle, 
but you can decorate any way you'd like.

Take the longer strip and center it in the board and punch like so.

Turn the strip around and punch again so it looks like below.

Now place one end of the longer strip as below and punch.
Turn over and punch the other side as well.

It should look like this when done.
Now do the other end the same way.

Next, take the smaller strip and punch the center.
Turn over and punch again.

Note take the end and place in punch as pictured and punch.
Do to the other side too.

Now back to the larger strip... Place some adhesive on the ends.

Here's a close up of the adhesive placement.

Now bring over each end to the middle as pictured.

Here's what it looks like after adhered.

Now place some adhesive to the middle of the smaller strip.

Place the top bow to this strip and here's what you end up with.

Next... I placed a rhinestone to the middle and you can poof-out the bow a bit.

Here you can see how big the bow is when done with the measurements
I used... But you can change the measurements to whatever you need.

Here's a larger one I made as well.
I hope you have fun trying this out.
I think I may try even smaller ones for cards and planners.
I am just real excited for what I learned my envelope board can do...
Besides envelopes.

Let me know if you try this or if you know of other things 
you can do with the envelope board.

I hope you enjoyed these creations...
and as always with all of the pictures on my blog...
you can always click on the pictures for bigger, detailed pictures.

Also...I would love to know if there is anything you would like to see on my blog.  Let me know if there is a specific item you would like to see used, or a theme...or any suggestions you may have about what you have seen.
I would love any feedback you may have whatsoever, just comment below.
I'd LOVE to hear from you!!!

Thank you so much for visiting and take care!!!

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