Susan of Expression Avenue gave me the info on this Bow Maker. Since I have a Cricut Explore Air I figured it was a good chance to learn how .svg files work in Cricut Design Space & how to cut it.
I used 3 pieces of a thicker than most Kraft cardstock for inside and it is sturdy. Thought about using chipboard/cardboard from a cereal box. Then I cut the front and the back from some honeycomb paper but forgot to flip the image when I was cutting the back. Changed to Echo Park cardstock with a Bee theme, flipped the image for back horizontally and cut which I then discovered was not necessary since the EP cardstock is double-sided. Oh well, learned how to flip an image.
Assembled the Bow Maker using Tombow liquid glue. Was going to use red tape adhesive but the Tombow glue worked better, was quicker and I did not have to cut & peel red tape.
Stamped a Bee sentiment. Cut the sentiment out with a stitched die. Stamped a Bee and cut it out with a Bee die.
Added black & white ribbon. Made 2 small yellow bows using the Bow Maker & added them for decor.
ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
machine: Cricut Explore Air, Sizzix
paper: cardstock - Kraft, Echo Park Bees Knees
ribbon: Celebrate it 360 - black/white , Spool 'O Ribbon - yellow
Simon Says Stamp: die - Stitched Rectangle
stamp: Cardz TV "Birds and Bees" sentiment
stamp/die: Hero Arts Garden Flowers Set - Bee
.svg file: Bow Maker - details - Expression Avenue
Tim Holtz: Distress Ink - black soot
Entering this into the following challenges:
4/10 HIMCR#194 Think Spring 3E(#3) 4/4 Spring - Bees
4/11 Pile It On #63 Die Cuts and/or Punches UE 4/5
4/12 Craftin Desert Diva Link It Up & Craft It Up Linky Party Anything Goes Ch#52 UE 3/30
4/13 Loves Rubber Stamps Ch#146 Anything Goes UE 4/7
4/16 Cardz TV 3D Des Ch#6 Spring Home Decor 3E(#2) 4/3
not sure if this can be a home decor to some but it is to me since it will be a decor in my craft room
as well as bee-ing a handy tool
4/25 Inky Chicks Ch#49 Stitching (real or faux) UE 4/7
faux stitching on the SSS Stitched Rectangle sentiment tag
4/30 Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper April 2015 Ch UE 4/1