A Strength and Hope Case
It's here, the Summer Mini catalog!

Flashback Friday

I know I am late but it is still Friday.  I have a small flashback for you.   Maybe it is just me but it seems like the Postal Service has gotten a lot pickier and stricter about bumpy, lumpy envelopes.  You know I love ribbon and other lumpy embellishments and am not going to give them up.  I am not going to stop sending cards but I do  need to get a little smarter and figure out a way to use ribbon and still keep my cards flat enough to use only 1 stamp.  Hmmm, then it hit me the flat "bow"!  I remember when i first started making cards we used to do the flat bow all the time.  Well it is time to bring it back.

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Now do you remember the flat bow?  It is really simple .  Here's how you make one.

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Can you see the 2 pencil marks near the top of the paper.  I lightly marked where I would punch out the 2 holes for my flat bow.

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Punch the holes and run one end of the ribbon through each hole.

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Now working from the back side of the stamped image twist the ribbon and run the ribbon through the other hole.

Run the other ribbon end through the other hole.

You are done!

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Trim the ends of the ribbon and you have a flat bow. 

Supplies:  Love and Care (level 2 hostess set from the Summer min catalog)
Ink: Rich Razzleberry , Old Olivve and Black Stazon
Paper:  Basic Black, First Edition DSP, Very Vanilla, Brights DSP stack
Punches:  Scallop Edge punch
Ribbon:  about 5" of Rich Razzlebery satin ribbon

Hope you will incorporate the flat bow into your stamping projects.  There's just one day left to order from the Occasion s mini catalog.  Don't miss out on all the fabulous goodies that are in the Occasions mini!  Also please check out the May special (see the blog sidebar).  There are some great stamp sets, Digital Downloads, and deals on My Digital Studio  printing.  SU announced that you can take advantage of the May Special NOW!  You can shop my store or contact me and we can get your order placed!





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