Monday, April 16, 2012

A Give-a-way!!! Excited about a fun new die... "BOWS"

I'm super excited to share my new die!  I have been wanting to have a die made to cut paper bows for some time now... so .... I finally did :)  It's a "custom die".  Make my "AccuCut" of course :)  The die has three different sizes.  ( you can see them further down in this post).
This is the medium sized bow that I used on this altered project.   


I decided to stamp on this one before assembling it.  I used Crafty Secrets "Down on the Farm" Clear Art Stamp Set.  ( papers and Chicken image is from the "Creating with Vintage Illustrations CD")

So, you can see here, how to easily put them together.  Fold the bow piece inward on both sides to meet in the back. ( I used my hot glue gun to assemble).

Then you add the bow piece to the back ribbon cut piece.


side view


Then you just wrap your center piece around and adhere it in the back.


Below you can see all three sizes


side view.   (If you don't want them to be dimensional, you can flatten them also).


Below .. is the largest size.

So I've been busy cutting this weekend :)    I've added a number of different things to my etsy...., not just paper things...but other fun stuff :)    But I did add the bows in different sizes and colors.   The set below is all the smaller "card sized" bows cut from colored cardstock.


I wanted to give you a hit for the small card stock bows.  using a pencil to curve the bow, works really well, for a nice shape, and avoids them wanting to fold.


Here is a card example, where I used a small bow.   ( Image from Crafty Secrets  Digital "Birds and Blossoms" Download


Here's a altered photo holder with a small bow used on it.


I also cut 2 of each size for these groupings to sell.   This one is called  "Summer Brights"     (They will come unassembled like this)


This grouping is called "Vintage Flair". It also comes with two Large, two Med, and two Small. ( unassembled)


So, since I'm celebrating 6 years of blogging this month, and I'm super excited to share my new die,  I'm going to draw 6 names from this post  to send some to.  See I have 6 manila envelopes sitting here on my desk with a variety of cut bow pieced in each one, that are ready to ship out on Friday (the 20th), as soon as I announce the winners.  Each one has a number of large, medium and small bows ( unassembled) in it.   
So leave a comment in this post between now and Friday if you'd like your name in the hat. 
SIX  winners will be announced Friday!



here is a peek at a few other things I added to my etsy.    




A number of you have asked about the eggs I use in my projects.  I haven't been able to find them anywhere to link you too, but I do have a few in different sizes that I can share.   Here are the tiny ones..but I have others in my etsy also.




 And lots more!      (ps. you can always find my etsy link, in the right sidebar of my blog :)




Okay.... that's a lot of sharing for one day, home I didn't wear you out. lol    Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to leave a comment in this post if you'd like your name in for the drawing for Friday.




        Vic


101 comments:

Valerie said...

How stinkin' perfect are these! Put me in the hat! ♥

Vicki said...

Oh wow! I love this bow die. This is for us bow challenged people, for sure! Super idea, Vicki.

annemarks said...

I love the paper bows, thanks for the chance to win rRNA

Brenda said...

ohhhh loveee this die!!!love all your projects...beautifully done! and hope I am one of your winners....what a blessing that would be...the 20th is my birthday!!!
hugs
Brenda

Elaine A said...

First Vicki, congratulations on celebrating 6 years of blogging! WOW! That's a long time, but we've been the lucky recipients! Wishing many more years of blogging. Second, I LOVE all the projects you created on today's post. So adorable, and the bows are really sweet. I'd love to have my name dropped in the hat for chance to win a few.

Elaine Allen

busymartha said...

I am with Valerie Vicki, these are stinking cute! Who would of thought? Your brilliant my dear! Thanks for coming up with this idea, Marilyn.

Shirley Sendgraff said...

What a super die that you've created!! Just love it and it would be so sweet to win your drawing!! Love all of your projects and am so glad that you decided to blog 6 years ago!! I love to read it and keep up with your life and creative endeavors!! Hope you're doing well!! Keeping you in my prayers! Shirley

Jan Hennings said...

love your new die Vic...adorable projects :)

Bev said...

How wonderful! Congrats on these bows they are awesome and always a perfect one!! Thanks for offering up these samples for a giveaway.

Bettyann said...

I am so excited...love the bows...thanks for the giveaway !!!

Julie Higgins said...

The bow die is awesome Vic:)

Leann said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing the love. I'd love to win...

I'm off to check out your etsy.

Leann

BTW - Love your style!

Maggie said...

Congrats on the new bow die Vic loves it and would love to win one!

Mags

debi said...

What a fun die cut! Your projects are really cute, and the bows really add alot to them.

Congrats on 6 years of blogging!

Judy said...

What a fun die...I love the bows!! Congrats on your 6 year anniversary of blogging!!

Hugs ~ Judy

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

These are so cute. Love all of the different pattern/solid paper ones you are selling.

Margie said...

These are just fabulous Vicki and thanks for showing us how easily they go together. Of course I would love to win some - who wouldn't! Thanks so much for the opportunity - you're so kind.

Dianna said...

Would love to win these. What a neat idea!!! Thanks

Candy Spiegel said...

I love the bow die!

Susie said...

Hey Vic, congrats on 6 years of one of the best blogs in blogland!!!
Those bows are adorable. Please put me in the drawing!

linda said...

Love, love, love those bows! Is that die available from Accucut? Very cute!

Linda said...

Love these bows! Thanks for the chance to win some!

Anonymous said...

what neat bows........so perfect.
thanks for offering some to play with.

Kathy


kslogan at bellsouth net

Shelley said...

Love your altered rooster piece, it is fantastic! You designed the bow die? I am so impressed and would love to have some. They are awesome.

JensTreats@gmail.com said...

Congrats and Happy 6 years! I've been a follower for quite some time and love everything you blog! Would do a happy dance to win some goodies!

Ellen Jarvis said...

Oh, Vicki, what a WONDERFUL die you've created!!! Is it available for purchase on AccuCut or on your Etsy site? I'll have to go look, for sure. I just love it. In the meantime, I would love an opportunity to win some of your unassembled bows to give it a go. Please add my name to your big-bowed hat!! :)

Your projects made with them -- the rooster shadow box, as well as the cute bingo cardholder stand, oh and the card -- allllll lovely. You are my inspiration!

Fondly,
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

Phyllis M. said...

Congrats on your 6th anniversary of blogging. Love your blog and all your wonderful creations. Thanks for a great giveaway and for a chance to win some goodies.

Santie said...

Stunning stunning!

Jane said...

Love your new bows, Vicki, and always enjoy your posts. Six years? Wow! Congratulations! Please keep going!Jane

janel said...

Well....absolutely "bow-ti-ful".
What a treat to see your wonderful work and those cute bows.
Those bows sure would look cute on some May Baskets!
Hugs to you.

Lana said...

Oh my gosh Vicki six years that is awesome!!! I love these bows!! I would absolutely love to have some thanks for the chance!!

Traci said...

Love them Vicki!!!

Sarah said...

Your creativity just blows me away.
Congrats on the projects, ideas, insight, and love you have shared over the past 6 years. Love ya, Vic!

creativearts said...

Love the bows! They are gorgeous.
Thanks for sharing these and for the blog candy! Also, I loved the framed rooster. Such a neat idea! I use to make wreaths and still have the grass, bird eggs, fence, birds, etc. in my garage. It sure would be neat to incorporate them into my paper crafting. Thnaks for all of your neat ideas!

Vicki B. said...

That die is adorable!! I soooo want one!!!

kathy/North Carolina said...

What a great idea! I would never have guessed those bows were made of paper if you hadn't told me! I'm off to visit your etsy shop!

harrahx2 said...

The bows are so darn cute Vic and I love the whole idea! Clever girl! Hugs.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Thanks for a chance, they are lovely bows!

Marcia said...

Love your bows. Is this a die that can be purchased or is it your special order. It would be awesome in a die-cut club. Wish I was your neighbor so we could play together.

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

WOW!
I love your die - please enter my name into your drawing.
Is there a way to buy the die itself? Do the dies work in all machines? (I have three Cricuts, a Big Kick, and a Vagabond).
Thanks for the chance to win!

toko busana muslim said...

Thank you for posting this. It’s exactly what I was looking for!

Marlene (cards4u) said...

What a great concept - love it!! And that farmyard shadowbox is way too cute! Thanks for the chance to play : )

huntla1 said...

Hi Vicki. Love the bow die. It really makes a beautiful bow. I love how it looks stamped too. Now why did you add all of those cute things to etsy right when I have sworn to my husband that I will order nothing more -- nothing -- for crafting. I love those little birds and eggs! He said NOTHING, and unfortunately they are something! I wish them all good and happy mixed media homes!

LindaC said...

Hello! I love your new die! You come up with the greatest ideas. Such cute projects. LindaC

Karol L said...

Love this idea and the project is outstanding.

Congratulations on your 6 years of blogging.
And thank you for the chance to win some of the bows.
Karol

nannyj said...

Would love to have my name in an envelope. Love the bows. Congrats on six years.
Judy

Suzy Q said...

Your bows are just cute, cute, cute!! What perfect embellishments for paper projects. Thanks for the chance to win.

Becky Dunham said...

Wow Vic, these are absolutely adorable! How creative of you to come up with these! And also sweet of you to offer some to your followers as a giveaway - I would definitely LOVE to win some! Thanks so much for the chance!

malia said...

CONGRATS!!!!

&

I want my name in that hat!!!!! xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

BEAUTIFUL BOWS---so charming and wonderful on anything.

Theresa Dagostino Forge said...

What a fun spring giveaway!! I love your bows!

Fran McClintock said...

Congrats on 6 years - I so enjoy reading your blog and thank you for sharing your creativity. It's just fine if you draw my name for a packet of the cute bows!

Anonymous said...

Love love love these paper boys! Starts a whole new flood of inspiration! Where can we purchase the die??
Rene' Tucker rene_tucker@sbcglobal.net

ddlady said...

Vicki, congratulations on 6 yrs. of blogging. I so enjoy getting your blog and look forward to reading it. I love your "custom die" for bows. There are so many fabulous papers out there for bows and I would have never have thought to make them out of paper.
Thank you for the chance to win some of your bows!
Have a wonderful night and here's a big hug for you!!!!!

rush said...

these are so darn interesting!

Scrappy Rat said...

Love the bow die! I can never get mine to come out right. Those birds on wire in your shop are super cute, too. :)

paradise45 said...

Absolutely adorable bows!!! I always like visiting your site. Thanks for the chance to win!

sockamom13 said...

How cute are those!!!

mekei said...

your work is beautiful!

Rhonda Lou said...

Vicki,
This bow die cut is so clever and adorable....
I love your blog.....
Pick me pick me please

Bernadette Bliss said...

Adorable! Please put my name in the "hat "!

Tish Rathman said...

Holy craftness, how adorable are those bows! Congrats on 6 years!

cindy p said...

Thank you for the wonderful bow ideas. Would this die fit in a Big Shot? I love the versatility of it!

Kathy W said...

What a cute idea. So appreciate you sharing your inspirations!! Would love to win the die! Thank you!!

Patti Donscheski said...

Dearest Vicki, I am missing you terribly. Please say you will be in Albion this November... I love this bow diecut so much that it makes me want to go craft something just so I can have something to put one on!!! Started new job last month.. sigh... it is a good job, but will I NEVER have time to play in my craft room ever again? Much love, PattiDons

Anonymous said...

The chicken box would look great in my kitchen.lol Love the bows, hope I am one of the lucky winnersr

Lee-Anne said...

This is such a great die! I can see using this again and again. Thanks so much for the chance to win and congrats on your 6 years of blogging :)

Lillian Child said...

I have always been perplexed on how to create that perfect bow. This would be SO amazing to win! And congrats on SIX years of blogging! We do so appreciate your sharing your talents with us!

Gloria said...

I need to be put in the hat also. These are faboulous.

Cheryl S. said...

Congratulations on six years of blogging- you are to be highly commended. Thanks for the give-away of these wonderful bows. I can see many uses for them on the cards and altered arts projects!

Trudy's mom said...

This die 'bow'ls me over. Love it!

Jenn "Rook No. 17" said...

Those bows are fabulous! So perfect! Of to check out those birds in your Etsy store now...

Jenn/Rook No. 17

Anonymous said...

Congrats on six years and another great die!
Linda L in Tennessee

Holly Lefevre said...

Oh my...I love your sharing! All kinds of goodies!

Jarad_Chrisman said...

Your just so famous now that I cant even get ahold of you... lol Just want to say hi, your art is amazing! Also I look at your blog every day... You didnt even know that. 73.. "thats a ham radio term"... love your son

Gabriela said...

I have just stumbled onto your wonderful blog and am so glad I did. Your graduated bows are fantastic. Congratulations on your 6 blogging years.

Tina said...

these are remarkable. I love the way the bow looks so professional. Wht a great chance to win a fun prize.

Congrats on the die.

tina

Nancy said...

Love all these beautiful projects and those bows!! Thank you for the chance to win!
Nancy xx :D

Anonymous said...

Your die is fabulous! I'd love to be able to make those professional bows, and you make it look so easy!
Blessings, Vivian

Micki said...

oh those bows are adorable. I love it. LOVE your projects and those bows look awesome on each and everyone! :-)

starqueen said...

Hi Vicki,
How is it that you design the dies that I know I will love? The bows are lovely and so versatile. Thanks for creating and for sharing!!

Lynnette said...

Love the bows and love your draw. Please tell me if there is somewhere i could buy these dies? I would love some for myself. Thanks and put me in the draw too.

Karen T said...

So fun! and clever of you to get these created for you. I'd love to be in your drawing.

BurningRubber said...

Those look like awsome bows! I totally must get some!

Michelle said...

Just too darn cute in my book! Vicki, I really LOVE the Rooster Shadow Box and that bow die...I would die for that die:) gotta love bows!! Thanks for sharing and a chance to win!

Debbie K. said...

Oh my gosh Vicki! You are sooooo creative. LOVE these new bow dies and the adorable piece you created with the medium bow. So sad that I MISSED this post you had up (life got in the way) and a chance to win some. How fun are those. Congrats on having another creative die made in your name. You are sooooo very deserving of it. Accucut is really lucky to have you working with them:)
- DebbieK

Diane said...

All I can say is "Brillant"

Loretta said...

Totally gorgeous bows! How creative you are.

Loretta said...

Totally beautiful bow die. You are so creative.

Loretta said...

Totally beautiful bow die. You are so creative.

Loretta said...

Beautiful box die. You are so creative.

Loretta said...

Beautiful box die. You are so creative.

Jill Norwood said...

Wow that bow die is gorgeous! What a cute way to dress up gift bags too! Can we buy this die? Wow!!!!
Love all the inspiration you provide! Blessings to you!
Jill / Seattle, WA

jan said...

Such beautiful projects Vic, your Farm Fresh and your bird card especially! Great idea to make a bow die! Very clever!!

Diane said...

I love how you share your projects with us...it adds brillance to ours!!!

pooky said...

Congrats on your die!!! Oh my goodness, it's perfect!!!
Thanks for the chance:)
Bev

promotional products said...

perfect and very beautiful..i'd love to make some of this for christmas..

Jenni Turnbull said...

I love these bows. Would love to win some. I would also love to buy the die. Is it available.Such a great idea.

Averil said...

Oh, just luv the bows - count me in please. thanks for the chance to win:)

luvstoscrap said...

How CUTE those bows are plus they look quick and easy to complete. Six (6) years of blogging...WOW!

Diane said...

Love it! You've done it again my dear and created a winner! Hope I'm a winner too!!!!