Friday, October 4, 2013

Stampin' Addicts Winter Holiday Blog Hop: Gift Bow Die

Welcome to stop #14 on the Stampin' Addicts Winter Holiday Blog Hop!  I've been on a bit of a hiatus the past couple of weeks, but I'm back and just in time for another great hop. If you're hoping in order than you've arrived from Jennifer Timko's Stampin' On the Fly and her fabulous take on the Expressions Thinlits. (I feel a few CASEs coming on Jen!).  If this is your first stop, we are all linked in a circle so you won't miss a thing.  If you get lost or want to chat it up, head on over to Stampin' Addicts!

I'm featuring the Gift Bow Bigz Die from the Holiday Catalog on this hop.  I picked this because I needed to stretch myself and actually use this die that I bought.  I have three projects to share and I will be sharing more details on them next week here so check back!

My first project I'm sharing isn't really my project at all (or at least the main part of it isn't).  I received this fabulous wreath as a swap from fellow Stampin' Addict Angie Pegram at convention this past summer.  My part of the project was to add the paper bow to the bottom of it.  Here is a close up of the bow:

You can see that I have used multiple "loops" from the die to make this bow a little fuller.  I also used a glimmer brad to hold it all together.

My second project was inspired by a project Shelli Gardner shared on the mainstage at convention this year.  Again, I used multiple loops, but this time I added some interest to the bow by fringing it and adding the ribbon. 

And last, but not least is a card.  Here I used the "tail" pieces to create a flat bow that could easily be mailed.  Love this silver foil paper and the textured card stock that are also in the Holiday Catalog and how much interest they add to a simple card like this.

Thanks for hopping a long with us today.  Now you're off to Heidi Bak's Running with Scissors and her amazing projects made with the Tags 4 You stamp set.

 

14 comments:

Mary Trautner said...

I love the card. I didn't think of using it like that. Now I have to go create. Thanks for the inspiration.

Yapha said...

These are such great projects! I love how you jazzed up the bows. And that flat bow card is super cute! What good ideas!

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

So your gonna make me buy that too aren't ya! Just WOW loved all of your projects. Great job on using that die.

Betty said...

These are super ideas! The multiple loops add so much dimension and I totally have to try the fringing one!

Tanya Boser said...

Lots of loopy loveliness! Look at that gorgeous wreath! Clever flat bow card too :)

Heidi Baks said...

Wow, what a wreath for a swap! I'm so glad to see the flat bow... I was wondering how to use this die on a card!

Tina Adams said...

I love the bow on the wreath with the extra loops. The extra large bow is beautiful. Fun idea to use the bow on a card.

Jen Timko said...

Simply wonderful! I'm getting this in the mail soon (yea!) and can't wait to try these! Awesome projects, Paula!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

I love my bow, but I haven't tried much yet.... I love your projects.

Patti B said...

Thanks for the different ways to use the bow. Love the fringed bow

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Great ideas, Paula! I lvove the wreath, and the card is so creative! Love the texture on the fringed bow!

Twila said...

Paula, Love the wreath! Thanks for all the wonderful ideas using this die. Now to get it out and paly with it:)

MaryR said...

fun projects, love the flat bow especially

Kim said...

Wonderful ways to showcase this die. Love your fringed bow! Now to get mine out of the wrapper and case some of these. :)