Sunday, July 31, 2011

Brilliant Bow Maker–New Tool

I want to tell you about one of the new tools that was debuted at Chicago CHA. It was one of my favorites. I love making bows and love ribbon so this was a must for me. I still love my Bow Easy but for fancy bows you cannot go wrong with the Brilliant Bow Maker.

My good friend Cindy of Stamping Scrapping loaned me hers so I have been playing today. I have three granddaughters so my samples are hair bows but if you check out the post directly below this one you will see the ones I made for my MSL sketch challenge card.

There are three individual kits (Classic, Snap and Surround for $19.95 each) to chose from or the ultimate kit ($39.95) which includes all three. These are all available for preorder at Stamping Scrapping.

The kit that I have been using is the Classic Bow Templates. You can make bows from 1 1/2” all the way up to 7” and boy is it easy peasy. Each kit comes with an instruction book and several samples with step by step instructions. Be sure to check out the video Cindy recorded while at CHA so you can see how simple these are. The video is on the same page as the links (above in red) for the templates.

OK, so now for what I have created. I made these Halloween treat bags using paper from the Echo Park Apothecary pack for the bags and Core’dinations cardstock for the flaps.

022 copy (Small)

Here is a close up of the bows. This one uses the Medium and Large template. I added a clippy to the back for the barrett and a skull  to the center of the bow for Halloween.

023 copy (Small)

Same thing here, medium template with a spider as the center of my bow.

024 copy (Small)

Not only can I fill the treat bag with goodies but once the goodies are gone my granddaughters will have a hair bow!

For these next ones I made little backpacks from a pattern on SCS. There is a loop at the top, just like a regular backpack, and I just hooked the hair bows to the top to decorate the bag a little bit. I made these in their school colors.

001 (Small)

Close up of the hair bow.

003 (Small)

Now, I made a couple more for two of my grandsons. I wondered what I could do using the Brilliant Bow Maker for a boy so  this is what I came up with. It’s my first shot so don’t laugh too loud Smile.

I made these as medallions. They have a safety pin on the back that can be put on their shirts. My original thought was to put their grade but I didn’t allow myself enough room so I changed and used No. 1.

004 (Small)

Close up of the first one.

005 (Small)

Close up of the second one. I think that my Spellbinders Nestability should have been a little smaller so the ribbon could be seen but once the glue is set it is there!

006 (Small)

Thanks for stopping by and listening to my rambling …. lol!! If you like to make bows then this tool is for you!!


lindamariedesigns said...

Tehse bows are really awesome! I will go to the site and look for the tool. I think I really NEED it!

Beth said...

Gorgeous Steph the bows and projects.

Fran said...

Stephanie the bows are really beautiful & they look great on your awesome projects. I know I will have to get one of them too.
Hugs, Fran

Paula said...

Oh my gosh! These are too adorable! I love this!! Darn're making me spend money! Shameless girl, just shameless...

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