Friday, December 13, 2013

Stampin' Up! Envelope Punch Board - Paper Bows

Bows to dress up your Christmas gift boxes are so easy to make on the Stampin' Up! Envelope Punch Board.  Today I am going to share with you how to make these gorgeous bows out of two 1" strips of Designer Series Paper (SDP).

Paula Knall has an excellent You Tube video explaining how to make these gorgeous little bows out of 2 strips of DSP one measuring 6" x 1" the other 3 1/2" x 1"

A range of coloured DSP to show the amazing look of these simply created bows.
Steps to making these bows
  1. Watch You Tube video for Paula Knall
  2. Cut a strip of DSP 6" x 1" and another 3 1/2" x 1"
  3. Take the 6" length and Punch at 3" on both sides of the strip ie centre of the strip
  4. At the end of the strip punch both ends, both sides as per the video
  5. Soften paper with bone
  6. Bring ends to centre and secure with a glue dot
  7. Take the 3 1/2" strip of DSP and punch at 1 3/4" on both sides of the strip ie centre of the strip
  8. Turn strip 90 degrees to board and punch end to give the chevron cut tips - again watch video
  9. Layer bow on top of tie and adhere with a glue dot
  10. Wrap a piece of ribbon around the middle of the bow - choose a colour highlighting your DSP.
A close up of the bow so you can see the layering and the wrapping of the ribbon...
Cherry Cobbler seam binding is used to highlight the dots on the DSP.
So now use your bow to decorate...
Sherenne used it on her gorgeous bon-bon and added Rhinestone to achieve this amazing look...

A close up so you can see that Rhinestones that were placed on the dots of the paper - just stunning.

These bows certainly dress up any gift box, how I love them and all simply made on the envelope punch board - am loving that board!

See you at the next post,
Enjoy your craft,


  1. Thank you for the credit and link Carol - Can't believe I made it almost half way round the world! xxx

    1. Paula, it is a pleasure, your work is amazing and inspiring; Thank you x x from Australia