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One Hole Bow Tutorial

Here is the much requested one-hole-bow tutorial!!  This was taught to my by my upline, Joanne Tofte, when I started stamping 3 years ago.  I’ve had many requests for this – and had the day off from school – so here you go!  Let me know what you think!

Step 1 – Punch an 1/8″ hole where you want it to go.punch-hole.jpg 

Step 2- Poke your ribbon through the hole from underneath.1-tail.jpg

Step 3 – Wrap your ribbon up, over, and back underneath your cardstock. Poke your ribbon up through the same hole that you did before.


Step 4 – Split the tails with the wrapped section of ribbon.split-tails.jpg 

Step 5 – Tie a half knot, the “top” ribbon goes over the “bottom” ribbon when tying.tie-step-11.jpg

Step 6 – Pull tight and trim tails.  VOILA!!! finished.jpg


March 24, 2008 Posted by | Tutorials, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Faux Snowglobe


Here is my first attempt at a faux snowglobe. It really is WAY easier than it looks!

1) Using a cutting system, cut a transparency in a 2 7/8″ circle, leaving a small gap before you complete the circle (you can then cut a tab).
2) Stamp your snowflake in stazon white, so that the top is opposite the tab.
3) Apply white embossing powder on your image and flick off.
4) Emboss the snowflake.
5) Wait a few minutes, then roll up and insert into glass ornmanent, keeping the tab sticking up into the top of the ornament.
6) Add Buffalo Snow, or Diamond Dust into the ornament.
7) Punch out a 3/4 ” circle and cut two slits in it, opposite each other.
8) Place this in the metal ornament topper.
9) Cover a fruit can in desired paper ( I used a jello cup)
10) Add crystal effects around edge of can.
11) Turn over ornament onto can and leave to dry.
12) Add ribbon as desired.

November 30, 2007 Posted by | Projects, Tutorials | Leave a comment

Bodacious Magic Layers

Bodacious Magic Layers

This technique is also know as embossing resist. Personally, I like the magic name better 🙂

1) Cut Whisper White A: 2″x3″ B: 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.
2) Cut Certainly Celery A:2 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ B: 1 3/4″ x 5 1/2″
3) Cut Apricot Appeal 4 1/4″x 5 1/2″, Fold in half.
4) Stamp Whisper White A with small flowers in the Bodacious Bouquet set, using Apricot Appeal ink. Stamp leaves in Certainly Celery.
5) Overstamp this piece with Versamark with the spiky flower.
6) Sprinkle clear embossing powder and emboss.
7) Brayer Certainly Celery ink when embossed flowers are dry.
8) Rub off the piece with a sponge or tissue, glue to matching Certainly Celery piece. On the right side, do a one-hole-bow with grosgrain or organdy ribbon.
9) Stamp Whisper White B with the small flower, stem and leaves. Affix to matching CC piece.
10) Faux Eyelets: punch with small hole punch in a piece of scrap, then punch with large punch. Punch corner holes with larger punch and glue punchouts over these holes.
11) Stamp bottom half of card base with large flower.
12) Optional: Use word window punch in bottom right hand corner and stamp sentiment through window on piece of white scrap. Glue and position scrap behind window.

May 15, 2007 Posted by | Tutorials | 3 Comments