25.10.11

Easy Paper Bow Tutorial and 3D Decoupage Easel card

3 D Decoupage Easel Card
Sharing a 3 D Decoupaged Easel card with recycled paper bows .
Knowing how to make a paper bow is quite a handy thing as it can help transform your gift wrap into a thing of beauty! With  a lot of festivals going on there is a lot of gifting all around. Sharing a super simple tutorial to make quick and easy paper bow.
By now I think my blogger pals know how much I love recycling - The moment I see something that should go into the rubbish bin I try to see if there is something pretty I can salvage and I am so glad I salvaged this medication advertisement.
Recycled Project- Paper Bows
I cut out the checkered borders to make the paper bows and use as borders for my Easel Card
Paper Bow Tutorial
Apply glue to the ends of the paper strip and bring both ends to the center of your strip
Paper Bow Tutorial
Make 2 bows one shorter than the other-- no strict measuring here- its an "as you please" kind of Bow!
Paper Bow Tutorial
Place the smaller bow atop the longer one and gently stick at the center .Take a small paper strip and wrap around the center and glue at the back.Your 3 D super easy bow is done!
Paper Bow Tutorial
Here is the closeup of the 3 D decoupage birds.I got the 3 D decoupage sheets from Monica

Easel card with 3 D decoupage
This is the side view showing the pretty bows and borders from my recycling adventure!

Recycled Paper Bows Project
Hope I can inspire you to look around you and salvage some paper to recycle! In our home I have made even my noncrafty hubby collect all sorts of junk which he dutifully tuns over to me saying " you can make something out of it!"

77 comments:

  1. oh wow what fabulous recycling, and such pretty bows. Wonderful easel card
    Lisa x

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  2. Oh, this is a thing of beauty. I am crazy for birds. Your checkered border was just perfect for this easel. Good recycling going on here, Dr. Sonia.

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  3. a beautiful card and beautiful birds I love it!
    Greetings Baukje

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  4. It one of the best easel cards I have seen so far and you certainly have an eye for things that can be recycled and made into something wonderful and creative ..you are gifted !
    I wish I had done the same with my parents' complimentary medical prescription pads and other flyers :(

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  5. A colorful card, beautiful birds!

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  6. How cute, Recycling is always awesome! I always try to cut some cool motives from trash papers, & i bet its always an amazing reuse :)
    Have fun !!

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  7. Wow ...beautiful card sonia.love the paper bow and very creative idea to use the borders from scrap papers.

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  8. Dr. Sonia, this is so cute. I love the layered birds - they are so colorful. You reuse of papers is amazing. Altogether it is one very cute card. NancyD

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  9. This is lovely! I love how you used the bow for the easel.

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  10. AWESOME Dr!!! Great job.

    Be Blessed, Beckie

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  11. You have such a talent at recycling! I think you need your own TV show :) Another gorgeous creation here! Beautifully done - thanks for sharing!

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  12. очень интересная идея с 3д декупажем!

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  13. Thanks for sharing the blue checkered bows tutorial. I like the sweet birds.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

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  14. Thank You Lisa ,Benzi I just love recycling!
    Baukje I love the birds too and decided to put this Easel on our showcase!
    Khalindi so flattered you think this is one of the best Easels! Yes medication advertisements come in glossy papers and many of them have lovely borders you can recycle.
    Patti - so sweet of you to say I have a TV show- so far I have appeared on Radio- but that was on a health talk on head and neck cancer!!

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  15. Gorgeous card and thanks for the recyling tutorial. Never thought to use stff in a project My iddea of recycling is to put it in the recycle bin LOL
    Need to change my way of thinking. TFs
    Hugs Janet

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  16. Such a pretty card. I really love the birds on it

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  17. Awww...such a sweet card! Love the pretty colours and the dimension! :)

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  18. Gorgeous, love the birds, and your bow is fantastic!!!
    Paula

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  19. What a pretty card! Love the bow you made and thank you for the tutorial! I know I trained my husband as well- before he throws out anything anymore he always asks- "can you use this?" :)Amy

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  20. Lovely card and just loved ur checkered borders and beautiful bows..Loved always ur fine tutorials...

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  21. so so fun, what a neat challenge to use so many things around the house. Thanks for the paper bow tips, I am so bad at tying ones with ribbon, I will have to start trying this way instead!

    -rachel w k
    rwkrafts.blogspot.com

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  22. You always creative every day a new way of making art. I love it!

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  23. awesome card!!! love the bow and the birds
    kisses
    Rosana

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  24. Lovely easel card! Love the paper bows and the 3-D birds! Your recycled items are always so wonderful and so creative!
    Happy Crafting!
    Glenda

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  25. Wonderful use of recycling : ) Gorgeous card- love the birds!

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  26. I think it's hilarious that your hubby find treasure in trash for you. So cute. I would not have spotted that checkered border. I looked at that sign and thought, "what did she use from here?" I didn't even see it... I had to read and had a real "duh" moment. Maybe I need a big thinking overhaul. The checkered bows and borders are so cute. And, I love the paper bow tutorial. You are the best at seeing beyond what is there into what could be. Fun and fabulous!

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  27. It is indeed very nice of you to teach what you make. That should be the spirit behind a true creator! This is a lovely card!

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  28. I love the decoupage part n the bird are super cute:)))

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  29. So pretty. Love the bright colours. Hugs Mrs A.

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  30. Fabulous bit of recycling.. And great bow.. Doc.. Great card.. :-)

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  31. Love your beautiful card; you always create amazing, lovely projects. :)

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  32. your creations are awsome.....love that bow...

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  33. Beautiful! Love the ribbon!
    Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  34. Its not only creative, but has a great finish!

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  35. Oh I am so overwhelmed this simple project is receiving so much encouragement! Thank You my dear friends

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  36. i love this card, its so pretty!! the way you have made those bows is just fab,the decoupage birds look so lovely the whole card look's fantastic!!

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  37. wow Sonia!! I love the bow!! that some recycling!

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  38. Beautiful card and another great tutorial.
    http://lorisartsyobsession.blogspot.com/

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  39. Love your recycling ideas...beautiful card!

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  40. This is an absolutely stunning card, thank you so much for sharing it with us at totally papercrafts this week,

    Vicky dt x

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  41. I love the way you made those bows to create such a beauty

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  42. Anonymous25/10/11

    I love your bow! I am a new follower of yours today!

    Julie In Minnesota, USA

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  43. This must be by far your PRETTIEST card and I love it to bits. Love your bow - so posh! Who could say it is recycled...

    As far as the neat ribbon goes - what I do is, rub a glue stick on the wrong side of the ribbon and then stick it on the card pressing down firmly with my hands and often stretching it gently from side to side to make sure it is straight and flat. And I always do it on my cal liberated cutting mat.

    Hope that helps.

    Coming back to this card, I love the birds. Very striking!

    xxx Monica

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  44. OMG! Lovely card and birds ! Great recycling idea..
    Happy Deepawali to you and your family!

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  45. Beautiful card! Love those bows. Thanks for sharing.
    Jani
    papercompulsions.blogspot.com

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  46. This bow look really great :) Great idea for recycling!

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  47. Very cute, thanks for sharing!!
    Nati from Brazil
    http://natiquill.blogspot.com

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  48. This is Beautiful.. I like the bows as well!! Amazing recycling.. :)

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  49. Hello, I will drop by more now and will link your blog also to mine as I find your cards and creations amazing what you make. I hope to find the time to make some things like you did and I must say very good tutorials. Today we first will work with children too, crafting with (ex)cancerpatients between 5 and 11 years old, that is always fun.
    Have a nice day
    Greetings from Terneuzen
    Caroline

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  50. This is soo cute n the colours r so well used...

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  51. Thank You so much dear friends
    Caroline so wonderful you are working with ill children.

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  52. Wow! This is soooo pretty! Love how you made the bow! Wonderful!

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  53. From Sonia to Sonia
    Totally Gorgeous~! Great Job!
    Cool idea to recycling! :-)
    Thanks for joining at Lollipop Crafts. Good Luck!
    -Sony
    Sonia-Studio60

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  54. I am always amazed when i visit your blog with your superb creations and simple instructions. Your card looks classy and amazing.

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  55. Very pretty! Love the way you did the bow :)

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  56. Great recycling, and beautiful bows and I love these sweet birds. Have a great weekend.
    Hugs Trish Munro

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  57. Really beautiful... loved those parrots and the bow :)
    www.artistneelima.blogspot.com

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  58. Wow, this is just beautiful, Sonia!! I love the bows - they look so amazing...and with your awesome tutorial, anyone can make them!! The birds are so gorgeous!! Fabulous easel card...you are so inspiring!! :)

    Lisa
    indymermaid.blogspot.com

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  59. This is a beautiful easel card. You are just so creative. I bet you can make something beautiful out of just about anything!!! Thank you for all your sweet words you leave me on your visits. It really means the world to me. Hugs, Pam at http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

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  60. Very cute, thanks for sharing!!

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  61. Классная открытка. Я такие еще не пробовала делать.

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  62. A gorgeous fresh make Sonia - love it!

    Have a wonderful weekend honey!

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  63. This is so beautiful, I love absolutely every detail, great job!

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  64. Such a lovely card, Sonia! I really like the bows you made. I especially like the fact that you don't have to be too fussy about measuring when making them. I hope you'll share more of your recycling ideas and tutorials.

    My hubby saves recycled things for me to use in my crafting too. The guys that hubby works with are used to him rescuing all sorts of things before they can put them in the trash. :)

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  65. Beautiful! absolutely stunning.

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  66. Thank You so much dear friends
    Shelly looks like I have found a like minded crafting friend in you!

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  67. Gorgeous card.. great layering and recycling.. love the bow :)

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  68. Your card is so beautiful, the birds are fabulous. I love to recycle also, its nice to know I am not the only one.
    TFS!
    Cindy Lou

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  69. beautiful card with lovely birds. The recycled bows are mind blowing.

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  70. I LOVE this one Sonia!! The birds are beautiful and the bows are wonderful embellies :)

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  71. This is so lovely! Nice recycling!!!

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  72. Sonia ,thanks for the feedback.
    I like your blog.Watching a long time.I left no comment but I always admired your creations.

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  73. Your Card is so Beautiful! Love It! Great Job! :0)
    cindys-greencricut.blogspot.com

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  74. This is a fabulous idea! Sometimes I just can't find the perfect ribbon! Now I can use paper too...too many possiblities lol
    Tara

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  75. Dear Sonia! I was browsing through your tutorials.. you have a great talent! so beautiful cards, boxes and etc! very impressive!

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