Happy Monday, friends! It’s Tiffany here today with a fun spin of Deena’s Bow Tie cutting file. A few months ago, I had my first baby girl. I know. How fun! Especially after a couple of (still super cute) rowdy boys. When I saw Deena’s bow tie cutting file. I knew it was something I wanted to use for baby girl’s nursery. I decided on a banner.
Ok- let’s get started!
-Cutting File: Bow Tie Cutting File
-White card stock
-String, ribbon, or twine
1. Print off the papers you’d like to use. I took my digital papers into photoshop and put two files per page. I knew I could get two bows per patterned paper if I cut them from an 8.5×11 paper.
2. Cut bows and peel from cutting mat. Keep all of the scraps too, you may want to use them! I always do!
3. Create your bows.
Tip: I run the bow shape through my fingers a couple of times to soften them up. It helps shape them when you glue,
4. Glue your bows together and add the band. So cute on it’s own, right? I know. I wanted a little bit of variety. Especially since I’m using such a variety of prints!
5. I glued another full bow cut-out to the back of my finished bow. I chose another contrasting pattern, but on this one, it matched the cuff.
6. Now clip you bow excess into a V, kind of like you are “fancy” cutting a ribbon. Be sure you keep those cute little clippings! Remember, I’m a paper saver! 🙂
7. glue those extra little clippings to the back of another bow. Once again. I used a contrasting pattern.
*For one more variety, I added some tassle ribbons, to make it look like a pretty tied bow.
*Just a little recap of my bows variations.
8. Now, to put together your banner. Measure out the length of ribbon or twine you’d like to use.
9. Put a thin line of glue across the back of each bow and feed the twin across it. Space out your bows as close or as far as you’d like.
Wa-la! You are finished… Well, after you get it hug to pretty up your wall! I paired it with a super cute doily banner, also hung on my gold twine.
Thanks for stopping in today!
Make it a Happy Day!