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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Easter Chick Greeting Card and Bowdabra Sponsored Giveaway

March is National Craft Month, so to celebrate, Bowdabra is honoring this special event by showcasing the many uses of ribbon! If you love ribbon crafts, be sure to visit the Bowdabra Blog daily for great craft tutorials from their design team and enter to win prizes in a contest sponsored by Bowdabra. 

Easter is just about upon us, but you still have time to make a card or two to send or give to that special someone.  Here is one that I made that is easy to put together.  Just remember that you don't have to make it exactly as I did.  If you have other Easter stamps or papers, then use what you have.  Make it your own.

Materials I used.

Stamp Image and Sentiment - Stampin Up Everybunny stamp set
Cardstock - Stampin Up Barely Banana; Lavendar Lace; Xpress It Blending Paper
Pattern Paper - From my stash
Ink - Stampin Up  Lavendar Lace
Accessories:  Flower from Wild Orchid Crafts
Stampin Up - Large Tag Punch  and Label Punch
Copic Markers:  BV00, V20, R81, R83, Y19, YR15, Y02, Y04, and Y08
Bowdabra Satin and Organdy ribbon
Bowdabra Hair Bow Tool & Ruler
Double Sided Tape, Glue Dots, and Stampin Up Dimensionals

 The card is a standard 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" size.  After assembling your card to your liking, you make the bow using the Mini Bowdabra and the Hair Tool & Ruler.

1.       Begin by placing the Mini Bowdabra Ruler onto the Mini Bowdabra.   Cut 18″ of a 1/8” narrow Bowdabra ribbon and place it into the Mini Bowdabra.  

2.       Place your flower with the stem into the slot of the Mini Bowdabra.  Pull it to get it as close as you can to the center.

3.        Place the organza ribbon to create a 2.5″ tail.  

4.       Fold and press the ribbon into the Mini Bowdabra to form a 1.5″ loop.

5.       Continue to fold the ribbon to create a 1.5″ loop on the other side.

6.       Place your satin ribbon over the organza ribbon to create a 2” tail.
7.       Fold and press the ribbon into the Mini Bowdabra to form a 1.5” loop.

8.       Continue to fold the ribbon to create a 1.5” loop on the other side.
 9.       Scrunch down with the Mini Bowdabra Wand.

10.   While the bow is still in the Mini Bowdabra, tie the ribbons tightly while the bow is still in the Mini Bowdabra.  Gently pull the bow out of the Mini Bowdabra.  Trim the narrow ribbon close to the knot and trim the stem of the flower close to the bottom of the flower, and then trim the tails of the ribbons for a match.
11.   Adhere a large glue dot to the back of the bow and place it on your card.
 And here's the finished product.

National Craft Month Giveaway Sponsored by Bowdabra

During the month of March, Bowdabra is offering their readers many chances to win the following prizes:

Grand Prize – Ribbon totaling in value of $150.00

2nd Prize – Bowdabra, Mini Bowdabra, and Hair Bow Tool & Ruler Suggested Retail: $41.54
3rd Prize – Mini Bowdabra and Hair Bow Tool & Ruler Suggested Retail: $24.11

There are several ways to enter:

1. Visit Bowdabra's National Craft Month Giveaway Page for a list of all the posts (each day in March a new post is added to the list), contest rules, and contest help.

2. If you have any ribbon crafts, share them on the Bowdabra Linky Party. Again, read their post for more details.

3. For the next five days Bowdabra's Friends (like me!) will be showcasing ribbon tutorials on our blogs. You can visit each of us (check the Bowdabra post daily to find out who to visit) for additional entries on each of our blogs.

Contest begins March 1, 2012 and ends March 31, 2012 at midnight eastern time. Winners to be announce April 2, 2012 at
There Are More Ways To Enter The Bowdabra Sponsored Giveaway Here On My Blog:

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Please leave your e-mail address if it isn't on your blogger profile. Bowdabra will need a way to contact you if you win.

Don't have a blog? You can still enter by using the name/url option when leaving a comment.

1.  Pin this post on your Pinterest board. Please mark the pin with @Bowdabra so that we can easily find it in a search. Please leave a comment below that you pinned it along with your Pinterest name. We would love to follow your boards! (1 entry)

2. Leave a comment below about the tutorial. (1 entry)

3. Follow my blog through Google Friend Connect, Linky Followers, or my RSS feed. (Only 1 counts for an entry.) Leave a comment below that you are following me. (1 entry)

4. Tweet about Bowdabra's National Craft Month Giveaway. Leave a comment below. (1 entry)

5. Visit the Bowdabra Blog and get Daily Bowdabra Blog Updates. Enter your email address in the field on their right side bar and get an email every time they add a new tutorial. Leave a comment below that you signed up for their daily updates. (1 entry)

 Good luck.  The lucky winner could be YOU!
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  1. Wonderful, Margaret! We love this and you are being featured on the Bowdabra webpage and Facebook page today! We will also post this on Pinterest and a few other of our favorite crafting sites! Happy Easter!

  2. I've never seen the Bowdabra. What a nifty gadget! The card is lovely :)

    1. Thanks Pam. Yes, it is a handy little gadget and I'm so happy to be a sort of spokesperson for them.

  3. Maggie this Easter card is just so sweet, love the simplicity of the design, but the bow really dresses the card right up... Sweet colors for Easter as well...

  4. Maggie - what an adorable card!!! I love it. I think that I have GOT to get me that Bowdabra thing - especially the hair one. I may have to order that this week just to get Jaydin's bow done to match her Easter dress!! You did a wonderful job with the tutorial. :)

    1. Thanks Shell. It is a nifty little gadget. I understand that they are working on some additional products to go with it.

  5. 1. Pinned @ AmberTurnell
    2. This is SO cute! I love it.
    3. Following the Blog!
    4. Tweeted @ AmberMTurnell
    5. Get & Love the emails!

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    1. Thank you and thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your sweet comment.

  7. I pinned this on Pinterest - Holly Lawson

  8. I love the card. It is very cute and would make a good gift for grandparents

  9. I tweeted this @hollydlteacher

  10. I am following you via GFC

  11. I am already an email subscriber

  12. This card is so adorable!

    tweeted @lizziesbowtique
    pinned @lizziesbowtique
    following you and bowdabra via google rss feed! keep the good ideas coming!

  13. I pinned this post on my Pinterest. Susan Hatcher (sebh) on Pinterest

  14. Love the card and loving the Bowdabra.

    1. Thank you Susan. I'm following you on Pinterest also.

  15. I tweeted about the giveaway. @sebh55

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  17. I am subscribed to Bowdabra's emails.

  18. I love your card, how sweet! I am fascinated with the bowdabra. I just made a peg bowmaker a couple weeks ago.


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