Sunday, October 20, 2013

The Craft's Meow October Release Blog Hop & BIG Bow Tutorial




After four days of peeks into the fabulous new Christmas stamp sets, you get to finally see the full sets over at The Craft's Meow store blog!  Aren't they absolutely BEAUTIFUL?! 

My card today features two of the new stamp sets, Holiday Poinsettia by Nina B Designs and Christmas Lantern by Clare Buswell!
Here they are!
 

...and here are the other sets being released!


One of the stamp sets being released, Inside Christmas by Karen Baker, is FREE this month with your $60 order...or you may also purchase it separately!


Here is the official blog hop order today!
You have a chance to win all five new stamp sets by leaving comments along the hop!  A winner will be chosen from a secret stop along the hop!  You have until Wednesday night to comment for your chance to win these FABULOUS stamps!


BIG Bow Tutorial

A lot of my blog readers have asked me how I create these BIG bows, so I thought this would be a good time to put together a quick tutorial!  I really hope you're all NOT disappointed...because it's a total cheater bow...but, it's the easiest bow I've tried with great results!

First, cut two pieces of seam binding to desired length and tie each in a separate bow!  Yep, that's the secret...two separate bows!


Next, apply a glob of your favorite all-purpose glue where you'd like your bow to be positioned.


Then, adhere both bows over the glob of glue until they've adhered well to the paper.


That's it for the seam binding part of the bow!
Now, for the twine-tied button...

Thread twine through button holes.  Then wrap an extra piece of twine around fingers a couple of times.


Tie the second (wrapped) piece of twine to the button and knot it tight.  Yep, told you it was a cheater bow!


You'll need another glob of glue over the top of the seam binding bow.


Last, adhere the twine-tied button over the seam binding bow...and viola!  
A BIG (cheater) beautiful bow!


Let me know if you try this technique and leave me a link so I can see your results!


For my card, I used the gorgeous poinsettia image in red from Holiday Poinsettia and the postage stamp in kraft ink...the sentiment in dark brown and holly leaves in kraft from Christmas Lantern.


Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!
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Stamps:  Holiday Poinsettia, Christmas Lantern (The Craft's Meow)
Ink:  Early Espresso Luxe (Momento), Wild Cherry (MFT), Antique Linen Distress (Ranger)
Paper:  Kraft (PTI), 25th and Pine (Basic Grey)
Other:  Stitched Rectangle and Tag Die (Lil' Inkers Designs), Leaf Flourish and Fishtail Flag Stax Die-namics, Wild Cherry Button (MFT), Very Vanilla Seam Binding (SU), Twine (Hemptique)

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44 comments:

Larissa Heskett said...

LOVING your Card for today and your GREAT Bow Tutorial!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

Betty J Schaub said...

That's a neat little trick with the double bow. Beautiful card by you and all the ladies on the dt did awesome creations.

Lagene said...

I love your super layered card!

Sarah Gough said...

Gorgeous card! I love seeing how everyone else does their bows, I usually tie one, then tie the second around it - will have to try your way!

Jan Garber said...

Great card, and I love that you included the bow tutorial! I struggle with even the simplest bow!

marcelle b said...

Lovely card, love all the layers and that bow, thanks for the tutorial!

frommycraftroom said...

Great card. Thanks for sharing how to make your gorgeous bows. Will certainly let you know if/when I try your way.

loulou said...

Lovely card, you always have such great mixes of patterns and colours. Thank you for the tutorial too

joy said...

Your card is so pretty and I love that beautiful double bow. Thanks for the tutorial on making it.

Gayle said...

Love your card and thanks so much for the bow tutorial for that gorgeous bow on your card.

Pam W Merwin said...

Love all the layering of your papers - the die cut leaves look great and that bow is amazing - thanks for the tutorial :)

~amy~ said...

LOVE this!!!!

Amy McCue said...

Your bow is gorgous. Thanks for showing us how. It looks great on your project.

Sande said...

Love your card design, it's so festive and the colors you chose are super. Great bow! I am in love with these stamp sets.

Sharri said...

Beautiful card Stacey! I love the pattern paper and thank you for showing us how you make those gorgeous bow!

Marisa said...

Aaaah, the mystery is solved! I now know who to do those multi-looped bows! Great tutorial and a wonderful card!

Emily Keaton said...

I love your gorgeous and elegant creation! Thanks for the awesome bow tutorial. Looks super easy!

Carol Ann Ater said...

Thanks for the Bow Tutorial. And your cards are fantastic with them. now I will try too

Mare said...

Love your card and thanks for the tute!

cm said...

Gorgeous card, Stacy - and your bow tutorial! Yahoooo!! I run faster than a locomotive away from making bows, but after going through your easy-to-follow- tutorial, I *may* reconsider approaching bows once again. I'm a bit leery, because I'm all thumbs with ribbon, string and twine, but you've certainly sparked incentive. Thanks for sharing!
c

Emily said...

Great tip on the bow, I love when I can find some way to cheat! Cute card!

Kailash said...

Love your card and thanks for sharing the bow tutorial, so cool how you made it!!

Marianne Chapman said...

I also love your bow(s). I never would have believed there were 2 of them. I love your layered look on your card.

marylouh said...

thanks for sharing how to make the bow - not one of my strengths. Love the card. it is so pretty.

Jean Bullock said...

Thanks for the big bow tutorial. Your card is lovely.

Sue D said...

I like your card design and thanks for the bow tutorial.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love your color choices. TFS

Tisha Sewell said...

Beautiful card! Love that bow!

quilt4fun2 said...

The layers on your card are wonderful. I like the simple colored stamping of the flower and sentiment. I like the leaves and your bow is beautiful. Thank You for the great tutorial on how to make them! Great job!
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Iris said...

Very pretty - love all the layering and the bow with button and twine. Great tutorial.
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Pam said...

Great bow! I make mine that way, too. Beautiful card!

a1983alaskan said...

Thank you so much for the step-by-step instructions. Lovely card!

marg0006 said...

Great tag and like all the layering and embellishes.

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Nicole N. (Nicole's Craft Nook) said...

Thanks for sharing honey!! I totally agree !!!! My best bows are cheater bows -- & I made one this week, too !!
Xo

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

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Mary-Anne V said...

Such a wonderful card...I love the layers and the bow. Thank you so much for the bow tutorial...I've seen these and was wondering how they are made.

Leanne said...

Love your card, tutorial & this release.

Emily H said...

Lovely card! Thanks for the tutorial!

cjgusloff57 said...

Lovely card...that Poinsettia stamp is so pretty! Thanks for the bow tutorial too!

Barb said...

Gorgeous card Stacey!! I've been using loads of glue dots to make my sad copies of your juicy bows and will definitely be trying your technique! The effect is so lush!!

Diane said...

Beautiful card!!! Love the background color, just makes it all pop!!

Theresa said...

Love the layers of your card with that great bow. Very beautiful! Thanks for the bow tute.

Caroline Thornton said...

What a great card. Thanks for the bow tutorial. Can't wait to give it a try.

Stef Perry said...

I was scrolling through your blog full of gorgeous cards, admiring all your beautiful bows and wishing I knew how to make one like that and Voila, here is your tutorial! Thank you Stacey!