Sunday, July 1, 2012

Beautiful Bows Blog Hop

Welcome to the Beautiful Bows blog hop! If you have arrived her from Jessica's blog, then you are in the right place.  If you happen to be here for a visit, you should head on over to the 3 Girl JAM blog.  You don't want to miss any of the fun and beautiful projects from the design team!

For my project, I made this card using  a couple of different 3 Girl JAM products.  The bow is made with the new 3GJ bow maker.  I really love how easy it is to use and the different sizes and types of bows that you can create with it.   I used the sunflower crinkle ribbon and the chevron harvest border.  I also used Heartfelt Creations basket die to make the little basket and Pink by Design's Faith set sentiment "each day is a gift".  The green background is a spellbinder die.  I really love using the adhesive borders.   It helps to make a quick and beautiful project.

So below are some pictures of how I made this cute double bow.  I always find it hard to make small bows, well now with the 3GJ bow maker, it makes it a lot easier and prettier!

First I wrapped it around the 2 posts.  You can choose the size of bow 
by moving the posts either closer or apart.

I wrapped it around one more time to get the two loops

I make the famous ribbon sign by crossing over the two ends

I take the top part and swing it through the bottom and back and bring it back over

here it is in the front

I then tie them together and pull up

this is what it looks like. 

This is how my little bow turned out.  I trimmed the edges and adhered it to my card. Isn't it just beautiful?!?!  I never thought that I could do a beautiful bow, but now I can and I honestly find it easier than using the bow easy! I love how the center is perfect.

Here is the 3 Girl JAM sale, don't miss out on it!
All Bow Maker orders through July 5, 2012 will include a 4 yard bundle of the very new Summer Sprinkles crinkle ribbon. The bow maker will sell for $5.99. There is also a special on crinkle ribbon bundles through July 5: Buy 2 get one Free.

I can't do a blog hop without some blog candy... sooooo..... I am giving away this great stamp set from Close To My Heart:

All you have to do is:
1. Be a follower of my blog
2. Be a follower of 3 Girl JAM Facebook Fan Page
3. Leave me a comment with a way for me to reach you.

Easy peasy!!! Thanks for stopping by. Now on to the fabulous Avery. Have a beautiful Sunday!


Angela Crafty Spot said...

Cute card!! I'm a new follower of your blog! I'm a follower of 3 Girl Jam!

OmaGloria said...

Very cute card and a wonderful tutorial!!!

Precious Hugs
3 Girl JAM DT Member

marg0006 said...

What a cute basket.

marg0006 at verizon dot net

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful basket & bow with. Thanks for giveaway chance.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

callyannc said...
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callyannc said...

Gorgeous and thanks for the tutorial! Think I likey the bow maker! TFS CallyAnn follow and like

Riti said...

Hi Zeni..thank you for the lovely tutorial. you made it look super easy and Fun! I love your card as well. It's adorable.

Thanks for the chance to win some great stamps.


Very pretty card!! I love the basket die and your bow!! I am already a follower of yours and a fan of the 3 Girl JAM on facebook!!
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Sheri R said...

Thanks for showing how to make the double bow!

I am a new follower

Sheri R

jessica said...

Such a beautiful card!! Awesome picture tutorial also!!
TFS and hope your enjoying your weekend!!

Sheri R said...

I hopped over to Facebook, liked, and hopped back!

Sheri R

HeatherLynn said...

Your card is gorgeous, Zeni! That bow really stands out and looks so pretty! Love the great picture tutorial, too! Great job, girl!! Hope you have a great day! :)

Heather Lynn

Candace said...

very pretty! I can't wait to get my hands on one of these bow makers!!


My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

This card is beautiful!! Thanks for showing how to use the bow maker! It looks like a lot of fun!

Kathy said...

Love this's so pretty. Enjoying the hop! Thanks for sharing.

Pamela Pattison Lash said...

Wow - a dynamite card. I just ordered the bow maker and the jackpot ribbon collection on your say-so.......I really am bow-challenged so I'm hoping this will do the trick. It looks easy and that's what I like.......TFS!! xoxoxox
pam_lash at yahoo dot com

Misty said...

As usual you made a beauty of a card! I sure hope I find a job soon, i really need that bow maker. Thanks for the tut!
Hummer Hugs,
I am still looking for participants for my Hop & Sponsors as well.
You get a FREE Alpha gift, just for joining in the lineup!
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

TeresaK said...

Thanks for the step by step on the bow maker! I think I need one of those!
Your card is just darling and the bow tops it off!
I'm a new follower too!

Kimberly said...

thanks for the tutorial... I was wondering how that works... now i need to find one ;)

ScrapMyWay said...

Lovely card and such an awesome tutorial for those bow challenged crafters!
Creative wishes,
Claire S

JulieK said...

Beautiful card Zeni. I LOVE your photo tutorial!! Thank you so much for putting that together. :0)

Amanda said...

Such a cute card! I love that color of ribbon!! TYFS :) I am a new follower :)

aclapper1 at gmail dot com

Rosie said...

super cute card!!!! i will be coming back to your blog lol for the bow tutorial. i just bought one because i cant make bows.

Jennifer Scull said...

thank you so much for showing how to make these adorable double loop bows. I always wondered how people made them. now I know that I just need to get a pretty pink bow maker! grins! :)

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful!! And your bow is fabulous!! Thanks so much for the easy-to-follow instructions on how to make it!! I'm already a follower...thanks so much for the chance to win :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Jovan said...

Super cute card!

Candy said...

That is just the cutest little basket. Your bow turned out beautifully! I am a follower and like the 3GJ facebook page.
candyyoung826 at msn dot com

Vickie said...

I really like your card. I've been a follower and I liked the 3GJ FB page.

Laura said...

Zeni such a beautiful card... love that little bow you made.. and it looks soooo easy...
already a follower...

Anita Braddock said...

Wow how Super Beautiful. love the Basket and the colors are Amazing love the patterns and the added Ribbon adds that Wow factor. thanks for sharing.
iam a follower of both.

Kim said...

Pretty card! I'm a follower :)
kfordyce6638 at gmail dot com

TyTynNiyasmom said...

Beautiful card!


Jessica S said...

Zeni, your card and tutorial are terrific! Love those chevron canvas strips with the fun basket!
Jessica S

Norma Gomez said...

Hi Zeni, great card thanks so much for including a tutorial. I'm already a 3GirlJam FB fan and I'm a new follower :D

Norma G.

Karen said...

Adorable card! Love the bow! I'm already a follower! :)


Celeste said...

Your card is so pretty. I love it... You are so super talented.

Cheri said...

I really like the the little bow and how pretty it is. Beautiful!

DJ's Sundries

JustYolie said...

Gorgeous card Zeni!! I love the color and what a perfect bow!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow such a beautiful card. I love the colors and the bow is perfect. TFS AJ~

Ashley Nicole said...

Very pretty card. Love the sentiment.

Pammejo said...

Cute card and I love the new look of your blog. I am a follower.

Cyndi S said...

Pretty card. I need one of those ribbon makers, I am terrible at making ribbons. I am a follower of both places.
cstephenson at q dot com

Jill Rugg said...

Cute card and great bow!

Dee Burns said...

Very pretty, colorful and creative card. The bow is a great compliment. I can't wait to get the Bowmaker.

Happy Hopping!
Dee B

deejburnscat at yahoo dot com