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Old 10-18-2016, 12:59 PM
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Something else I do...if the bow is not sitting quite right, I stick a couple of glue dots to hold either the "bunny ears" or the hangy-down legs in place.

Another tip I learned a long time ago and it's hard to describe in words - much easier to show...if you have trouble with your bows turning perpendicular to the direction you want them to sit (like your ribbon is across the card but your bow wants to point up and down), when you start out with the the bunny ears, turn them 180 degrees before you wrap the ribbon around to tie the knot. It will lie straight every time!
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I make bows in two different ways:

The first one is to make the loops of the bows and then put a brad in the centre of it (where the loops cross over it) to make the centre.

The second one is to take a piece of ribbon and stretch it across the paper and tape the ends on the back of the paper. With the second piece of the same ribbon, I just tie a knot around a small section of the other piece. Sometimes, I glue the ends of the ribbon down depending on the effect that I am looking for.

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Naomi, I use that second one a lot too.
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Old 10-22-2016, 07:58 AM
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I use a tool called the Bow Easy. It is plastic and you can make different sizes of bows with it. It did not cost very much.

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I tried the bunny ears method. Some times it worked for me but not always. I love using my Crafter's Companion but its not good to going places. I just got the ribbon making tool kit from Paper Wishes. Not the new one but the one that's been in there for a while. I can take that with me and make bows any where. It would keep my hands busy while I'm in the doctor's. Keep my blood pressure down. Judi
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Old 10-23-2016, 07:14 AM
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I think we have the same one Judi and I also like it because I can take the pegs out and carry the whole thing with me in a little pouch if I want to (click HERE for the PW one). I also have the Bow Easy and it works pretty well too.
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I found the Bow Easy several years ago while shopping at a craft venue and use it all the time.
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Many years ago I bought this thing called a Bow Master from QVC. I wanted it so that I could make really fancy bows. All these years later, I'm still trying to learn to use it. I do like my bowdabra for package bows. I'm sticking to my new little tool for card bows. Judi
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