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Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Paper Bow Card

Click HERE to take you to the Promarker giveaway post

I got the idea and instructions for making this paper bow from Heidi Van Laar, who is one of my favourite card designers - I am sure you have seen her published work a lot in various US magazines. 

I used the large scallop punch by EK Success to punch both the front and back of the card, then added a hatpin by Making Memories, flowers and a vintage button to the bow. The sentiment stamp is one of those anonymous ones with no makers name on it

So I was shopping for jeans for one of my sons, Mike dropped me off in front of the store and went to park the car. I found the jeans, paid, and went looking for him. I found him and a male assistant chortling merrily in one of the aisles. In the car I asked him what the joke was - apparently the assistant saw Mike wandering around looking a bit lost and asked if he could help. 'I seem to have lost my wife' replied my dearly beloved. 'Well Sir, that isn't necessarily a bad thing' replied the wit, who obviously missed his vocation as a stand up comic. Men!!!


  1. Oh how cheeky lol, now if it had of been the other way round that would have been funny lol. Love your card Enfys and that bow is beautiful.

  2. Hi En

    I hope all is good with you.

    Loving your paper bow and that gorgeous heart you have added!! Love it!!

    Cheeky men!!!

    Love Jules xx

  3. Hi, what a gorgeous paper bow. I love the hat pin, but seeing as I collect them I don't think it would make it to a card. Very cheeky assistant, lol but do you know what we would never change them xx

  4. Hi Enfys,

    This is so beautiful! The paper bow is gorgeous and I love the heart!

    Lol, I'm sure you'll get your own back on your hubby - men!!

  5. Beautiful card. Love the pins on the bow.

  6. Fab card, love the scalloped border, and the bow is fantastic.
    Colette xx

  7. Fantastic card and that bow is divine. Thanks for the link. As for hubby, well as you said they're Men!

  8. Thank you for your sweet compliments :)

    Your bow turned out wonderfully! Such a beautiful card!

  9. What a gorgeous card Enfys.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  10. Beautiful card! Love the embellies you added to the bow. As for hubby dearest, well how does the saying go? "Men, you can't live with them and you can't ... them!" (Fill in the blank, lol)

  11. Lovely card, and yes...men is rigt! lol

  12. What a pretty card---just love the bow. Funny story about your husband----Nancy mtbootleggerz@msn.com

  13. Ohh - love the heart stick pin. Very lovely!

    As always, thank you for sharing your great ideas with us, Enfys!

    Blessings, Donna

  14. Hi hun
    totally gorgeous card, fantastic bow, cheeky bu..er! lol, sue,x

  15. Lovely card, beautiful bow and pin! We must have a talk with that store clerk, does he not know how valuable you are!?lol.

  16. Thanks for the smile today on "men" :)


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Enfys x