Mini Paper Bow Tutorial

Mini Paper Bow Tutorial by Becca Feeken
Hi, it’s me again!!    I have a teeny tiny three step, three minute tutorial for you today.  In my wanderings on the internet I’ve seen the cutest paper bows.  On closer introspection,  the shape of one caught my eye, but it was flat and I didn’t have the items they used.  Light bulb moment!!   I wanted it in 3D it with common dies from my stash, turned out to be easy.  In fact, it was the inspiration for my card today that almost feels naked without a stitch of ribbon, but squeaks by with a plump paper bow that’s just begging for a box to go along with it :-)


Filigree Delight Box with Mini Paper Bow

The tutorial steps are listed below.  Click HERE to go to the pin on Pinterest.

Mini Paper Bow Tutorial by Becca Feeken - Step by Step

Here’s your Step By Step Recap of die cuts and layers, from the bottom up:  Start out with a Card Base made using  4-3/4″ x 6″, foam tape, gold matting layer cut to 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″, burgundy matting layer cut to 4-3/8″ x 5-5/8″, design paper layer cut to 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ and embossed with Spellbinders Whimsy M-Bossabilities, foam tape, die cut layer using Spellbinders Labels Thirty Three, foam tape, die cut layer using Spellbinders Font One – Uppercase for the ‘N-E-L’ and Spellbinders Create-A-Flake 5 for the ‘O’, embellish with flourish from Spellbinders Jewel Flowers and Flourishes, and bow described in tutorial above using Spellbinders Charmed I’m Sure and Spellbinders Classic Ovals SM.

If you’re curious about the box, it’s an easy one made using Spellbinders Filigree Delight.  I have a video to show you how to make the box HERE.  The box in the video is 5-1/8″ tall while my box today is 3″ high – I simply trimmed it down until it was just the right size to go along with my card.  Plunk a bow on top, and you’re in business :-)

As you know, I love boxes, if you’re interested in giving another box a whirl, here’s one you might have a go at  (I’m hanging my head, as I know I owe you a tutorial on a box I did in August – it is coming :-))

Rubber Stamps: None
Craft Paper: Recollections – Holiday Shimmer, My Minds Eye- Lost and Found Christmas, DCWV Foil Cardstock
Ink: None
AccessoriesSpellbinders Whimsy M-Bossabilities, Spellbinders Labels Thirty Three, Spellbinders Font One – UppercaseSpellbinders Create-A-Flake 5Spellbinders Jewel Flowers and FlourishesSpellbinders Filigree DelightSpellbinders Charmed I’m Sure, Spellbinders Classic Ovals SMRecollections Pearls, Grand Calibur Die Cut Machine

So, in my wanderings through Facebook, Pinterest or somewhere, someone said “only 10 more Saturdays until Christmas”.  Lol, my post today is a panic response to that statement!  I know there’s still time but please keep telling me things that will light a fire under me okay?  It’ll be here before I know it and I’m lollygagging :-)


  • Karen WallaceOctober 18, 2013 - 4:28 am

    Oh my goodness, how wonderful, thanks for doing the tutorial, I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Sue ZdunnOctober 18, 2013 - 4:44 am

    Love it Bekka’s. Well done for thinking of this. XReplyCancel

  • Lizzie from Titahi Bay, NZOctober 18, 2013 - 4:50 am

    Very cute. How resourceful you are, Becca. I will be going through my supplies to see what I can use as I don’t have exactly the same dies. One thing that I have learned from following your blog is to ‘think outside the square’!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca DeeproseOctober 18, 2013 - 4:58 am

    Brilliant idea Becca!!ReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellOctober 18, 2013 - 4:59 am

    Love the card and your bow, so pretty. I know I will be making this bow for some of my cards and boxes. Thanks you always inspire meReplyCancel

  • MaryannOctober 18, 2013 - 5:03 am

    Stunning card and bow here again Becca, and thanks sooo much for the tut here, you´re always sooo clever to think out a way for everything and so sweet to share it with all of us, and it always looks like a million too. I love it.
    Have a wonderful week-end hun and lots of fun.ReplyCancel

  • Dottie DavisOctober 18, 2013 - 5:26 am

    Absolutely delightful little bow and who would have thought that glueing those ovals together would make this? YOU! You are in your realm of creativity!ReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll UKOctober 18, 2013 - 6:02 am

    Hello Becca
    I must say thank you, for all the wonderful tutorials on your blog that I simply adore!
    Lovely card again Becca!
    take care

  • ann RobbinsOctober 18, 2013 - 6:08 am

    How cute! But I prefer regular bows with your bowmaker (now that I have mastered it). Card is delightful.

  • Laura O ConnorOctober 18, 2013 - 6:16 am

    Fantastic card and box ,just watched video it’s great .Very clear instructions.Laura OReplyCancel

  • Yvonne GavinOctober 18, 2013 - 6:27 am

    So cleaver wish I could be a bit more inventive with my crafting! keep up the fab work :) xReplyCancel

  • Kelly LOctober 18, 2013 - 7:05 am

    Beautiful bow, Becca! Love the easy look of the tutorial too. Thanks for sharing. ?ReplyCancel

  • RoseOctober 18, 2013 - 7:12 am

    Hi Becca,
    what a marvellous idea, and so simple! Even I can do those bows (lol)..
    I’m panicked now by the mention of 10 weekends!! Must get cracking.
    Hugs, RoseReplyCancel

  • Clare WOctober 18, 2013 - 7:16 am

    Hi Becca – great bow ideas – will use that. Love the word ‘lollygagging’ haven’t hear that before – Sue Wilson uses ‘katywompass’ and ‘womperjod’ (not sure I’ve spelt those correctly!) for wonky or skew wiff – great words also. Tattered Lace have just bought out a filigree bow die – saw it for the first time a couple of days ago – haven’t got it yet but it’s on my list of must haves – its lovely! Still working on gatefold card for our 25th Wedding Aniiversary – front is done, inside side panels done – just the inside main panel to do and final embellishments – will send u a foto when I finish it. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas.ReplyCancel

  • Charlene DahlbergOctober 18, 2013 - 7:52 am

    What a beautiful bow and so easy. Something I will have to try- once I get the dies. Thanks so much for all the talent you share with us.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy JoOctober 18, 2013 - 8:00 am

    That is so clever! What a great idea!!! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend!ReplyCancel

  • Terri WOctober 18, 2013 - 8:23 am

    How creative Becca!
    Thanks for sharing with us.ReplyCancel

  • PoojaOctober 18, 2013 - 8:30 am

    What a rich n wonderful set !! I loved the idea to make bow ..thanks for the tut !ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E-TownOctober 18, 2013 - 8:49 am

    So impressed, great tutorial of a gorgeous paper bow! You are SO creative!ReplyCancel

  • Kristy TyraOctober 18, 2013 - 8:53 am

    Very adorable! And I love that you did it without a “new, specially developed die”, just for that one purpose. I absolutely all the new dies that come out, but my budget doesn’t. So, thanks, again!ReplyCancel

  • Rebekka KOctober 18, 2013 - 8:57 am cool… and gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Kim HupkeOctober 18, 2013 - 9:10 am

    Absolutely stunning Becca! LOVE how you created these bows!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenOctober 18, 2013 - 9:20 am

    WOW BECCA!!!!!!!!!!! I would have NEVER THOUGHT to use those dies to get a BOW!!!!!!!! DAH!!!!!!!! :P YOU’RE SOOOOO CREATIVE!!!!!!!!!:) KEEP UP THE FABULOUS WORK BECCA!!!!!!!!!! WE LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE IT!!!!!!!!! :P SENDING HUGS TO KEEP YOU GOING!!!!!!!!!!!:) AND I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE your creations today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!:)ReplyCancel

  • Robin SpitzerOctober 18, 2013 - 9:27 am

    Becca! Outstanding! You are so clever! Simply beautiful! You are the queen, of getting the most use out of your dies!

    A die, simply does not lay around, at your studio!

    Thank you for sharing your absolutely outstanding ideas!ReplyCancel

  • MarisaOctober 18, 2013 - 9:31 am

    Your creativity never ceases to amaze me, Becca! Gorgeous bow and card.ReplyCancel

  • RaquelOctober 18, 2013 - 9:49 am

    Your bow is gorgeous, as all your bows are. Thanks for the tutorial.ReplyCancel

  • Richard GarayOctober 18, 2013 - 9:58 am

    Darling and so creative! LOVE IT!ReplyCancel

  • Holly BOctober 18, 2013 - 10:09 am

    WOW !! That is so cool !! Love it !! Can’t wait to try it !! Thanks !!ReplyCancel

  • Francie in MontrealOctober 18, 2013 - 10:14 am

    What a clever and pretty little bow! Thx for the nifty instructions. Your Christmas card is so pretty and full of personality. Yours, I guess. In any event, you nailed it and some lucky person will enjoy receiving it. A really lucky person.ReplyCancel

  • Judy BOctober 18, 2013 - 10:40 am

    Another beautiful card! The paper bow is great. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • MiluOctober 18, 2013 - 11:07 am

    you are a genius Becca!
    I would never think of an oval tag to make a bow?!
    I hope and pray you feel better soon!
    and by the way, your girl will love your card! Clear boxes are awesome!

  • MickieOctober 18, 2013 - 11:26 am

    Now that is just super cute and I will utilize this tutorial. I have got to get busy on Christmas!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • loftylassOctober 18, 2013 - 11:34 am

    Wow Becca…. you are truly awesome… this is so simple and you are so generous in sharing with us. Panicking now…,. 10 weekends!!!! oh my…
    Heather (UK)

  • ChelseaOctober 18, 2013 - 12:46 pm

    LOVE!!!! I LOVE this bow!!!! So easy, and soooo cute!!! Must try…
    Thanks, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • CynthiaOctober 18, 2013 - 12:51 pm

    I absolutely love this, Becca! I will be using it, too! Blessings to you!ReplyCancel

  • GerryOctober 18, 2013 - 1:20 pm

    How wonderfully creative!! As usual I am astounded!ReplyCancel

  • bethann dOctober 18, 2013 - 2:53 pm

    how cool and simple. trust you to make something so easy for us to do.ReplyCancel

  • Kay LusnakOctober 18, 2013 - 6:10 pm

    Becca, your creativity continues to amaze us! We’re you really good in Geometry? Never in this world would I imagine making a bow from Spellbinders Small Ovals…maybe I can make one! Love your talent and thank you for sharing your crafts!ReplyCancel

  • Lynne IngramOctober 18, 2013 - 9:09 pm

    Becca, I tried this tonight with red instead of gold, separated the two sides a bit and added a dogwood flower and leaves from Susan Tierney in the center instead of the pearl. Just beautiful. Thanks so much for the tutorial. I will be making 4×4 boxes for Christmas gifts that will wow my family.ReplyCancel

  • LageneOctober 18, 2013 - 9:20 pm

    Fantastic paper bow! Thanks so much for the tutorial!ReplyCancel

  • Erica FieldsOctober 18, 2013 - 11:04 pm

    You have to be the smartest crafty lady in the craft realm. In my wildest musings, I would never have thought to use these dies to create a bow. WOW!ReplyCancel

  • Ginny IngramOctober 18, 2013 - 11:58 pm

    What a great card! Thank you for the bow tutorial; it’s certainly easy enough that anyone can make a great bow!ReplyCancel

  • QuietfireOctober 19, 2013 - 12:38 am

    Awww, too cute!ReplyCancel

  • Mrs BOctober 19, 2013 - 1:01 am

    Hi Becca. Briliant tutorial for this lovely bow. You really are so clever for using the dies that you have! I will be having a go too. Gorgeous boxes and card. Take care.ReplyCancel

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  • Patricia HowarthOctober 19, 2013 - 2:48 am

    Morning Becca, Wow !! Wow !! and triple Wow !!, what a clever girlie you are, and the bows are gorgeous. I will definitely be having a go with these. Thank you for the tutorial.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx
    PS I can’t believe where this year has gone, and I, too, am panicking ha ha xxReplyCancel

  • ElaineOctober 19, 2013 - 3:38 am

    Aww so so beautiful , thank you for this

    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • jean w.October 19, 2013 - 2:27 pm

    That bow is awesome Becca! Thanks for sharing the idea…but wow only 10 more Saturdays to Christmas…oh boy, I better get dynamite under me! lol!ReplyCancel

  • kathy/NorthCarolinaOctober 19, 2013 - 8:07 pm

    You are so clever…and that card is gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • TammieOctober 20, 2013 - 10:36 am

    You are so clever!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy WagnerOctober 20, 2013 - 1:15 pm

    Oh Becca, I too,continue to be astounded with your creativity you share with us. I love your gorgeous paper bow. Thanks for sharing your tutorial with us.

    I have tried to create a paper bow with Stampin’ Ups! Oval punches for the loops and cutting paper strips for the tails trimming them however.

    Hugs, CindyReplyCancel

  • SethOctober 20, 2013 - 6:14 pm

    Stunning! And clever use of the dies for sure!ReplyCancel

  • clareOctober 21, 2013 - 2:34 am

    Stunning card, thankyou so much for the tutorial.ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterOctober 21, 2013 - 6:28 pm

    You just are so creative, and that looks terrific in the gold paper!!ReplyCancel

  • patricia p.October 24, 2013 - 8:56 pm

    Hi Becca…I don’t know if this belongs here but I had to comment on the Honey Comb ornament tutorial. I’ve always wanted to do that ornament as it is so beautiful. thank you so much for the tutorial for folks like me we are very happy to see it. I’d forgotten about it and now found it again. It is so beautiful and I’m going to do that one. LOL
    Thank you Becca for being so gifted and sharing this gift with all of us.
    I hope you are happy and doing well. Thank you again Becca for your great tutorials.. They are fantastic and I would encourage anyone to look them up and watch them again. We may be ready to do the project this time.
    take care Becca and GB
    pat…love your blog.ReplyCancel

  • SupriNovember 6, 2013 - 2:41 am

    Very beautiful paletteReplyCancel