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Super Quick And Easy Bow Using Designer Series Paper

I want to show you how to make a quick and easy bow today.  Why?  Because I ran out of the bows I purchased and had to come up with a way to make my own.  I had already been out and did not want to go out among the crowds yet again.  I figured that if I had this problem you may also be in the same pinch I was in.  I love the Stampin' Up!® Designer Series Paper for wrapping.  It is thick enough not to rip as you wrap a gift and as long as the gift will fit in a 12" X 12" sheet of paper.  I also add papers together when I need to add extra wrap to a package.  For the bow I cut Designer Series Paper into 12" X 1" strips.  You can shorten this strip if you want a smaller bow.  Below you will see the steps I took.  I used the liquid glue to close the strips and make each strip into a circle and staples to staple the center of the circle.

One strip

2 strips
                                                                                                              Three Strips


Gift 1

I placed an Iced Rhinestone Embellishment in the center.  Other ideas would be to place a button, a smaller similar bow (in the same or a coordinating paper), lace, trim or anything you may have on hand that would make the package look wonderful.

The best part???  I did not have to go out and fight the crowds, used something I already had and will be guaranteed someone will say something about the wrapping. 

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Mary (aka Muffin's Mama)

Thanks, Phyllis. This is a great way to use up scraps, especially the strips left over after making gift bags!

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