Wednesday, July 3, 2013

BODACIOUS BOW

Well, yesterday was TUESDAY! You know what that means, right? MDS Tuesday!!

Each and every Tuesday, Stampin' Up! releases a handful of new downloads for MDS. I am always so excited to see what is in store when I check out the newest downloads. Sometimes, the new offerings don't appeal to me, or don't seem relevant to my needs or how I work. Many times though, I fall in love, and hit that download button. Almost immediately (and without shipping!) I am ready to play with my new toy(s)!

When I saw the July 2 downloads, I completely fell in love with Tags for All. For a mere $4.95, I got LOTS of goodies: a 7-page decor designer template (8 1/2" x 11"), 18-piece SVG stamp brush set, 1 embellishment, and 11 punches!! How could I possibly resist?! And, since it's my birthday week, I deserve to buy myself a little present, right?

After purchasing and downloading Tags for All to my personal MDS arsenal, I could hardly wait to check out in detail all my new goodies. Everything was great, but one thing stood out enough that I decided then and there to play.

Do you remember me mentioning 11 punches? What a treasure trove! Most of the punches in Tags for All were, of course, various tag shapes. BUT . . . what? What's this? It looks so weird. Oh my! It's three punches that are the pieces to put together a paper bow for a precious package!

Not knowing what to expect, I added the three punch shapes to a new MDS project that I had created on an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of "paper". One of the cool things about MDS punches is that you can fill them in with any Designer Series Paper you have in your digital supplies. I love the jaunty flowers in the Blooms set, so I chose to fill my bow pieces with Old Olive Blooms.


This is what the sheet looked like after I printed it out. Next step is to grab my Paper Snips and cut out the pieces. Snip, snip, snip. Grab my "green glue" (Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive), and voila! A bodacious bow!


Hmmm. How 'bout adding a button?? I dug through my button stash and came up with a darling blue one that I had gotten from the Clearance Rack awhile back. I looped White Bakers Twine through the holes and tied it into a bow. What do you think?


Ah, yes. Quite adorable. 

Placing the punches onto my project in their original size makes for a pretty large bow. This one measures 2 3/4" x 6 1/2". It is easy to scale the pieces up or down depending on the size of your package. 


Who wouldn't be absolutely delighted to receive a package with this adorning it?

Bodacious
Smiles.





38 comments:

  1. I love this bow! I would love it if you would come and link this up at my link party
    Dandelion Wishes Wednesday. I'm also pinning this :)

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    1. Thank you, Ashley! I took you up on it, and I'm honored that you pinned it! :>)

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  2. Nice little project! love the pattern on the paper ;-) visiting thru Fluster Buster party
    JoAnn

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  3. THAT is an awesome bow!
    stopping by to visit from Fluster’s Creative Muster Wednesday Linky Party
    Carolyn @ iamthecraftylady.com
    I hope you will stop by for a visit!

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    1. Thanks, Carolyn. You are so sweet. :>)

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  4. What a great bow, so pretty. Thanks for sharing.
    Sarah
    http://www.creativeramblingsblog.com

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  5. That is so cute! I love it! It is such a perfect bow. This will come in so handy during the Christmas holidays or for birthdays. Just too cute!

    Sharon
    http://makeitorfixit.com

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    1. Thanks, Sharon. I love your comment! :>)

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  6. I love the bow. What a great way to make them in all colors and patterns. Oh, Happy Birthday too!!

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  7. A belated Happy Birthday from me, too, Linda! If I had a present for you, it'd have the perfect bow thanks to this post! I was so intrigued by your bow that I did something I've never done before -- invested in an MDS download. I've had MDS since it first came out, but have never really sat down and learned the program, although I know just from playing around with it that it can do SO much more than I even realize. Today I purchased the Tags for All download, and within just a few minutes I had the most adorable bow ever! Thanks for turning me on to this, as I now have the perfect bow for any occasion! I remember there used to be a way to become certified in MDS, but I can no longer find the link on the demo site. If I wanted to learn MDS properly with step-by-step tutorials, how would I do it now?

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    1. Thanks, Joyce! I spent quite a bit of time searching the demo website, and I cannot find where you go to get certified in MDS. I suggest you call SU and ask them about it. I learned everything I know about MDS (and I still have a long way to go!) from the videos they have on the MDS website. They are each only a few minutes long, but invaluable. Good luck! :>)

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  8. Lovely linkups this week. This bow is definitely my favourite though. Definitely!

    Thanks for linking up!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

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  9. Love, love this! You are so talented and always enjoy coming to visit your site!! Will return to pin later! Thanks for linking with us this weekend at one Sharendipity Place!

    Sue @thet2women.com

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    1. LOvely bow! Thanks for sharing it!
      Hope you have a good week!
      Hugs from Portugal,

      Ana Love Craft
      www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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    2. Thanks Sue and Ana! I love your comments! :>)

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  10. That's So cool!!! Thanks for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist! Hope to see you again this week.

    http://back2basichealth.blogspot.com/2013/07/tuesdays-with-twist-14-is-here.html

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  11. I must say...I stopped by from New Nostalgia, quite reluctantly because I don't sew that well or that often and I am so very glad I did because this is such a great no-sew project!!! how frugal and green! ty for posting. I will look for your link party post next week!http://consideringfrugal.blogspot.com/

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    1. Well, I am so glad you stopped by to discover a non-sewing project that you like! Hope I can delight you in some way again sometime! Thanks! :>)

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  12. This bow would be a fabulous way to dress up gifts! Thanks for sharing!

    Ritchil
    http://chengand3kids.blogspot.com/

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  14. Love the look of this bow - so cute!! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

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    1. Thanks, Betsy! You're always so sweet! :>)

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  15. I love it, Linda!

    Thanks for linking up to The Creative HomeAcre blog hop! : )

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  16. love how that looks. Thanks for sharing on Becolorful.
    p

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  17. This turned out great. I have a ton of scrapbook paper that would make darling bows! Thanks for the great idea.

    We would love you to share this or any of your amazing posts at our weekly Saturday Show Us How You Rock Link Party. It starts Friday's at 6pm, hope we see you there!

    Tracy

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    1. Thanks, Tracy! I tried to link up to your party, but was unable to.

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