Isn't it great how versatile the envelope punch board is? It's not just for making envelopes!! I am constantly amazed at what demonstrators have come up with using this unique little board.
When I saw paper bows being made using this board, I just had to make some.
So, I spent the morning making paper bows using the envelope punch board - then made flowers for the center of each bow. The bow is a great way to use up retired designer paper( I used last year's Christmas paper ) and the flower is a great way to use up scraps of card stock.
I used a video tutorial I found on Pinterest here
I made 3 sizes - small, medium and large.
The flowers were made using the 1 1/4" scallop circle punch for the medium and large bows, and the 7/8" scallop circle punch for the small bows. Each flower sits on an Old Olive scallop circle made using the 1 1/4" scallop circle punch.
For each flower I punched 4 scallop circles in Cherry Cobbler card stock, and 1 Scallop circle for the base of the flower. All four flower scallops are placed on a paper towel and lightly spritzed with water. Then each scallop was scrunched up and left to sit for a minute or so. Then, very carefully each scallop was unfurled, stacked, a hole poked in the middle and a small brad inserted in the hole. Each layer was then scrunched up one by one and then unfurled one by one until I had the size and shape I wanted. I spritzed each flower with Vanilla spritz and set them aside to dry before placing them on the bow.
Using paper snips, I made small slits between every second scallop of the Old Olive scallop punchie. Then using the end of a paint brush the 2 scallops were curled and shaped.
The flower was attached to the base and then to the bow using a hot glue gun.
Another great use of the envelope punch board. My packages will be well decorated this Christmas.