I had a few minutes the other day and got to playing with my Envelope Punch Boa rd. I seen some cute little bows on Pinterest and had to give them a try.
This was a great way to use some scraps and here's 4 that I completed in a matter of minutes. What to know how they were made?
I started with 2 1" wide strips and a 1/4" wide strip. The shorted one is for the back and the longer for the bow. The 1/4" strip is for the piece over the middle. Play with the length of the back piece. I have both short ones and longer ones and prefer the longer so they show more behind the bow. These shown are 4" and 5". The 1/4" strip needs to be about 1" long or so. You can probably alter the lengths and widths to suit your needs. Just play around and see what works.
I folded the 2 1" strips in half then actually added a pencil mark at the half so I would know where to start punching. I have a line drawn on my Punch Board as to the center of the punch and you can see it in the photos below.
I punched the middle of both strips at the half on both sides.
On the longer "bow" piece I punched the ends as shown.
On the back piece I punched the center of each end. Adhere the ends of the "bow" to the center to form the bow. Adhere it to the center of the back piece then wrap a piece of the 1/4" strip over it.
Ta da!! The finished bow! Though they aren't good for using a cards (unless they're hand delivered) they sure dress up an envelope or package!