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Unread 06-20-2008, 08:49 PM   #1
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I've noticed that some people tie the most gorgeous bows...any tips for the bow-challenged (like myself)??? Not to be too demanding, but a video tutorial would be mah-velous...
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Unread 06-20-2008, 11:33 PM   #2
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http://wannastamp.blogspot.com/2007/...log-candy.html
http://revver.com/video/411948/tying-ribbon-in-a-knot/

Here are two--I hope you can open them--I an not too good at this.
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If you don't have a cropadile, what size hole should you punch for this? Anyone know? Thanks
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Unread 06-22-2008, 10:13 AM   #4
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That was really helpful!
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If you don't have a cropadile, what size hole should you punch for this? Anyone know? Thanks
Regular hole punch size I believe will work. The crop-a-dile has a 1/8 or 3/16" size. I think the 3/16" is the regular hole punch size in notebook paper too.
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Unread 06-23-2008, 11:36 PM   #6
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Default Tie a Bow Video Tutorial

I need to work on a video tutorial on how to tie real bows, but in the meantime, I've got a really good knot tying tutorial that looks like a nice bow on my site.

You can see it here.

Hope it helps! Enjoy!
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Unread 06-25-2008, 02:29 PM   #7
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I just did a card with a bow that I like (I've had a really hard time with getting bows nice, so I'm really happy)

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...&ppuser=117371

I'm sorry I don't have the means to do a video, but I think I can explain easily - IF you like how this bow looks, that is!

Two pieces of ribbon are needed
I wrap the long strip of ribbon around the card taping the ends in back.
I tie a bow around that strip of ribbon using the bunny ear method.

I can try to add some pictures later if anyone is interested.
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Unread 06-26-2008, 08:51 AM   #8
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Hi! What's the "bunny ear" method? Thanks!
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Arrow Bunny Ear

I've always done the Bunny Ear method by holding 2 loops of the same piece of ribbon in my hand. THAT'S where they look like bunny ears. Then I tie them in a simple knot.

There was an article with pictures about bow tying in the Stampin' Up! newsletter for demonstrators. It gave a few different options.

I have a video on how to do it called Tie a Bow that you can find here.

I've attached the sample card that's done in the video. Hope that helps even tho it's not bunny ears. Stamper Dog doesn't do well with rabbits.
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Love the videos..will help me a lot. When tying a regular bow, I use the bunny ears method as well. A couple of questions for you, has anyone used a bow tying jig called a Bow Easy? I have one that came with directions on how to tie a bow with it..and you can tie various sizes, but I have trouble determining how much ribbon to cut for the sizes I want. Does anyone out there have a ribbon length chart for this contraption? It ties really nice bows, but I seem to be wasting much too much of my precious ribbon. Help!
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Thanks for those links. I've just had a go at the stay put knot and the result is brill! Just going to have a go at the others now!
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Thanks for the great demonstrations on tying the perfect bow!
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Thank you all for sharing these videos!! I finally made one! YAY!! I bookmarked all the videos so I can go back again and again for more practice. Thanks, again!
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Thanks ladies, I had never heard of pulling the left side more than the right, can't wait to try it!

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This is a first for me, too, to pull the left side more than the right. I will definitely be trying that out! Thx!
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A couple of questions for you, has anyone used a bow tying jig called a Bow Easy? I have one that came with directions on how to tie a bow with it..and you can tie various sizes, but I have trouble determining how much ribbon to cut for the sizes I want. It ties really nice bows, but I seem to be wasting much too much of my precious ribbon. Help!
On another thread someone showed us a link to making a pretty flower using a big button and bits of ribbon as the petals. It had freed me up to ues ribbon. I have a cute jar that was floating around my kitchen to keep all of the bits in. I will look for the link.
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What do you know I found the link. I hope this idea will help you enjoy your ribbon and not hord it for fear of "wasting" it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzniGQn54R8
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It seems like all of these tutorials and videos are about tying KNOTS, not BOWS...are there any for tying bows? They have helped a lot with my knots, but there are times you actually want a bow, and mine look pretty sad LOL
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I LOVE a full bow! Saying that, I know that it takes a LOT more ribbon than a knot & makes it harder to get the envelope to seal around it.

Perhaps I should talk to Stamper about making a video tut with a good BOW. He has problems with it mainly for the lack of thumbs.

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I would love to see a stamperdog video!!

I got the knot thing down, but would love to tie a good bow!
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That video was very helpful. I tried it and it turned out perfect. Thanks!
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Thank you all! I just registered and already I have learned something new. I can see that I will be hard pressed to try all of the ideas on SCS but what fun to "see" what you can't quite grasp from a book or magazine!

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Here's a thread that talks about a "faux bow" or pull-through bow technique:

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Thank you so much! I absolutely loved that thread
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TFS! I really like the stay put bow technique...will have to try this one!
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I saw a video on kwerner's on tying ribbon awhile back. It was very helpful and I use the method for all my bow tying now. It works! Here's the link to her main site: http://kwernerdesign.com/blog/
She is revamping her videos right now, so you may not be able to find it... hopefully it's still on there. Hope this helps!
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Thanks for sharing!!! I need all the help I can get!
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Here is a great tutorial from Diana Gibbs' blog called Let's Fork!

It shows how to tie a perfect bow using a dinner fork. I have also tried this with a large serving fork for larger ribbon and it works great!!
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The video does say 1/8" hole punch.
I love this bow technique
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Here is a great tutorial from Diana Gibbs' blog called Let's Fork!

It shows how to tie a perfect bow using a dinner fork. I have also tried this with a large serving fork for larger ribbon and it works great!!
Wow! That is a neat way to make a bow. Thanks for the link!
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