Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Zutter Bow-it-All Tutorial * Embellished Bows with Unique Ribbons and Trims

Hello everyone! 
Bonnie here from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I'm still having lots of fun with my Bow-it-All Tool from Zutter and today I'm going to share some fun embellished bows that I made with unique ribbons and trims that might not be your 'go to' styles when creating a bow.  
BUT, they are really fun to work with!!

My card is made with a great digital image from a collage sheet from Ephemera's Vintage Garden.  
The pretty bow is made with Pink and Natural Jute String and I threaded a 20mm Pink Open Rose through the center.  I really like how the rose softens up the shabby jute bow.  I used my Zutter Distrezz-it-All to distress the edges of my papers and the background is embossed with a swirly embossing folder from Cuttlebug. I lightly inked the swirl impressions with Antique Linen Distress Ink.

Here's a close-up of my pretty bow.

I created another video so you can see exactly how I made my embellished bows.
If you already have a Bow-it-All Tool, you can work right along with me.

If you have one of these fabulous tools, I know you are loving it!  
The possibilities are endless!!  
I have so many ideas for new bows that I can't wait to sit and experiment some more!


This pretty tag below is also made with a digital tag image from Ephemera's Vintage Garden.  I printed 2 copies of the tag and used one for the tag and the second one I used to make my 3-Butterfly with the Spellbinders Grand Shapeabilities Donna Salazar Wonderful Wings set.
The bow is made from our Cream Mesh Ribbon and the tassel is a mix of fibers from the mesh ribbon and 20lb Variegated Hemp Cording Earthy.  

I wanted the tassel to match the bow, so I took a short piece of the Cream Mesh Ribbon and started unraveling the thin monofilament that holds the fibers together.  This leaves just the wispy cream colored threads.  (You can see that same effect on the hairbow below).  I then took a couple of short pieces of the hemp cording and separated the 3-ply down to three individual strands to thin it out.  Then I mixed all the fibers together to make the tassel.

Below is a hairbow I made from a layered bow made with Light Blue Netting.  This bow would be nice for an older girl (or adult) for a more formal occasion.  It's attached to a French Clip.

I will be sharing details of the other projects shown in my video tutorial in the upcoming days on my Make Time 2 Craft Blog.  Head on over and follow me there so you don't miss any of the fun!

~ Bonnie ~


  1. I loved it!
    Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. OMG I Sooooooo want one of these bow makers now. Gorgeous card and a lovely tutorial. Thanks.

  3. Brilliant tutorial your so creative x

  4. I think your bow on the card is beautiful!!!

    I have to check out the tutorial!!!

    Thanks for playing in the TPE Challenge.

    ~ Natasha

  5. So pretty! I especially love the jute bow. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Snoopy :D


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