Beautiful Card Designs Made Easy

April 29, 2013

New Video Tutorials ...

Hi Everybody,

Adding a beautiful bow to your cards can be the finishing touch and there are many ways to get a good result.

This is a Double Bow with Tails made from 1" wide Satin ribbon ...  and a large Dazzler added to cover the knot.

And I used my  ... "Griffy Creation" ... the Wooden Bow Maker which is now available to purchase in  MY SHOP

He has been nose to the grind this weekend making them and then we made a video to show you how I  used mine to get the bows for my cards.

Using a Bow Maker  is not a long tutorial but you will have time for a cuppa ...

 The second Video that I promised you was for a variation on the Hinged Cards.

This one is the Filigree Hinged Cards and both these cards are featured in the tutorial.

I loved the pretty Pink Baby Card form yesterday and this is one for the boys.

The little rocking horse is made from Felt and is from Mei Flower   and the pink bib from yesterdays card is also part of the same Baby Range

The sentiment is part of a collection from Lili of the Valley and there are mixed saying on each one.

I use scissors to cut them out and then layer  them to a circular Spellbinders and add them to the card front with foam pads.

I really hope you will enjoy both of the tutorials ... and after a busy weekend we are going out this evening for a lovely meal in our favorite restaurant .... and this time  I will rememeber to take my bank card with me !!!!!

Hugs xx


  1. I love the colors that you've chosen to do these cards. And the sentiment "When I get tired of shopping, I sit down and try on shoes" is fantastic! TFS

  2. Beautiful cards and thanks so much for the tutorials!

  3. Thank you so much for the bow tutorial Christina - it's just so easy to follow and gives such perfect results. Very pretty cards today, the colours are so soft and delicate. Pat x

  4. Christina just looked at the new videos ,loved both of them ,the hinged cards are beautiful ,must try them and love the bows,thank you for taking the time to do them.
    Marion H

  5. Both cards are just gorgeous!! I love the beautiful designs and the embellishments you used!! Happy Monday :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. Christina, both of your cards are fabulous! You have such an eye to detail and deliver such GORGEOUS projects:) I absolutely love the designs! Fantastic job!
    Sherrie K

  7. Beautiful cards Christina and fantastic tutorials.

  8. Both these cards are gorgeous Christina xXx

  9. Oh my, both of those cards are over the top gorgeous!!! I'm off to check out the bow maker...I constantly struggle with bows.

  10. Oh my gosh, Christina! I wasn't going to watch your bow video, simply because I have a bowmaker already (yours is definitely superior!) and I know how to do these.

    But I watched it anyway. And boy oh boy, was I ever surprised! I learned so many tips and tricks watching that video!

    Thanks so much for sharing this.

  11. Love your cards, have to say I have got hooked on this type of card they are so effective.
    Am trying to shake myself to do something different this week
    Have a Great Day

    Patricia xxx

  12. I have just watched your new videos and they have definately given me food for thought, as I have so many new cards to make and I will be trying out these cards. I always learn so much from your videos, so thank you for always taking the time out to post these and help me (and many others out, I'm sure). Hugs Jen :-) x
    Krafty Keepsakes

  13. thank you for bow maker tutorial, I bought a set of boards from Crafters companion that had similar set of pegs to your bow maker but have never been able to master it, thanks to your tutorial I am now making lovely bows, although I have my own gadget, for anyone who hasn't I do recommend your bow makers, Thank you so much Christine, you are such an inspiration, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  14. great inspirational ideas. thanks for sharing


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