Big Bow Cards


I made some more progress with my Step-by-Step to Christmas Crafting this weekend. I'm still on Step 3 and Making Cards. And my latest batch of cards is all about the bows.

I made cards with big bows.
And cards with little bows.
And Paper Bag Envelopes to present them.

I've made these especially for a very special group of ladies.
They are not going to be posted. So when making them, I was able to take as much creative freedom as I liked.
And I just adore them!

I'm going to begin with my big bow cards : )
I've made 4 of these cards. They are quite print-heavy as you can see from the credits below.

And I began by layering the printing of a sheet of the main 'Christmas Lettering' Sentiments onto the 'Jingle Bells Text' Paper Design. I printed directly onto Card. Like this ...

Print the Paper Design onto smooth white card or paper. Once printed, pop the sheet back into your printer and print a sheet of the Sentiments on top.

I cut it into 2x A6 wide strips, and then into pieces 8cm high, with the sentiment positioned in the middle.

Next I cut my big dotty backing paper. I cut it in half down the length, so into 2 x A6 wide strips. Then cut at 155mm on each one. That gave me 2 different sized pieces, and 2 of each. Just for variety.

I cut my card bases from 5"x7" Card Bases. They measure 115mm x 160mm, so in-between 5"x7" and A6. Just enough to leave a white border around my backing paper. I like that.

I trimmed the scalloped edge from an old scalloped edge card base. And I cut out my bows.

To put the cards together, I glued the backing paper to my card base, layered the main sentiment with dimensionals, then the scalloped trim, the companion sentiments with staples or dimensionals and finished with the bows.

I'll show you my little bow cards in a post very soon.
Next, I'd like to show you how I made the Paper Bag Envelopes : )

Love Liz xx

Card Credits
White Card Blanks.
Patterned Paper: 'Lots of Really Big Dots' in 'Alabaster'. From the French Country Collection. Printed onto White Copy Paper.
Patterned Paper: 'Lots of Smaller Dots' in 'Pure Crimson'. From the The Colour Collection. Printed onto lightweight {160gsm} White Card.
Patterned Paper: 'Jingle Bells Text' in 'Pure Silver'. From The Christmas Colour Collection Collection. Printed onto Smooth White Card.
Sentiments: 'Christmas Lettering' Sentiments in 'Jet Black' & 'Wild Willow' printed onto Smooth White Card.
Bow Die: Lil' Inkers
Scalloped trim trimmed from the edges of a Scallop Edge Card base.

6 comments on Big Bow Cards

  1. These are fabulous Liz. They look amazing and just the type of cards for special friends. Love those papers.
    Can't wait for the next instalment.

  2. Hi Liz, I love the card the bow looks amazing, thank you for the inspiration!

    1. Hi Jules,
      Thank you! And thank you for visiting my Blog : )

  3. What a fab card .. Just love the bow ... Xx