Hello everyone!  I just love putting cute little bows on my cards and sometimes they even look like I intend them to look.  Even thought I can’t tie a perfect bow every time, I can get off the hook with cool bow dies that help create perfect bows every time.  I can also coordinate them with whatever color I want as you can make the bows out of scraps you already have.  As I was looking around the internet I found ladies who created their own perfect little bows with dies, stamps and even their own templates.  I can’t wait to show you what I found and share some inspiration with you!

Laurie created this super feminine bit of bling bow with her Cameo machine.  She says she loves how she can change the size of the bow depending on the project she is working on.

pink bow

card by Laurie Willison photo courtesy of Soapbox Creations

Bows can fit with the look of several styles of cards.  This one is used for a more masculine looking card and it looks just great.  Vicki used an envelope board to create this bow and she has a tutorial here.

grey envelope board bow

card b Vicki Dutcher photo courtesy of A Walk Down  Memory Lane

I love the classy ornate look of this card and bow combination by Aly.  She used a template for her bow that you can find here.

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card by Aly Dosdall photo courtesy of It Happened Like This

And if one bow looks awesome as as focal point, look how cool multiple bows look on this multicolored card by Melania.

5 ribbons

card by Melania Deasy photo courtesy of Melania Deasy:  Create. Love. Happiness.

I love how fun this card is.  It could be great as a birthday card as well.  Fun die cuts and a little decorative paper show off the cuteness of this bow tie die.

bow tie happy father's day

 card by Becky Fleck photo courtesy of Scrapbook and Cards Today

The collage-style card that Melissa created is so awesome and looks great with this huge bow.

butterfly always

card by Melissa Phillips photo courtesy of Crate Paper Blog

This card is such a beauty in slate grey.  How clever of Keisha to use the bow as a holder for her banner.

happy bow

card by Keisha Campbell photo courtesy of A Bit East-Coast

I know some of you are already working hard on your Christmas crafts so I couldn’t resist adding this lovely glitter bow card by Debby.   It is so elegant.

Merry Christmas glitter bow

card by Debby Hughes photo courtesy of Lime Doodle Design

Bows can also jump off your page and end up in a banner.  This is just adorable.  And Dina created a template for you to use here.


 project by Dina photo courtesy of Honey and Fitz

Of course bows look great on gifts.  When I saw this next tutorial by Charlet, I just thought it would be perfect for little presents that coordinate with cards you make.  She includes a template to make this bow here.

paper bow for presents

Project by Charlet photo courtesy of Charlet’s Website

The cuteness factor can also be ramped way up by making a shirt front card like this adorable creation by Sheri.

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card by Sheri Gibson photo courtesy of Paper Crafty’s Creation

Or what about these two adorable little bears.  They truly are squeal worthy.  The bow works to make the boy bear as well as the girl bear incredibly sweet.


cards by Joni Andaya photo courtesy of Papell with Love

 Below are some bow stamps, papers, dies and embellishments that I found.

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sizzix bows

waffle flowers die



HS paper bows2

sizzix ruffle bow

9 replies on “Trend Watch – All Tied Up in a Cute (Paper) Bow”

  1. Those bow ties on bears is just too cute! Thanks for all these links to patters and such.

  2. I would love a tutorial on how to make Aly’s bow card with the cut out and folded pieces on it with the bow. It is to die for and I cannot figure out how to reach her. Do you have a path to a tutorial for it?

    1. Hi Linda,

      You can reach Aly’s blog by following the link just below her card. She may have contact information on her blog or you could just leave a comment on the project and she could reply to your comment. With regards to a tutorial, it looks like Aliya linked to a tutorial just above Aly’s card.

    1. Hi Dianne,

      These cards are not ours – we are simply showcasing some projects that designers have created using paper bows. We have linked to some bow “products” at the bottom of our post, but if there is one on a project that you like in particular, I would suggest contacting that designer for more information.

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