Hello! It’s Gail here today and I can’t wait to share this card with you! I’ve been playing with the fabulous 1-2-3 Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers and let me tell you: it’s amazing! I cannot believe there is so much possible with one tool! I became kind of obsessed with making bows and I’m also kind of obsessed with rainbow color schemes so I combined the two to create this happy card!
And I’m not kidding when I tell you that the 1-2-3 punch board is easy to use also. The instructions are printed right there on the board and I just followed them step by step and had no problems!
I want to show you the rainbow of Bazzill Basics cardstock I started with. I chose to use Dotted Swiss cardstock to add an extra bit of texture!
(See the supply list below for the exact cardstock color names).
I found it easier to do each step in batches – so I cut all my strips of cardstock to size, punched all the tails, punched all the bows etc. I find you really get into a rhythm that way!
When it came time to adhere the bows together, I wanted super-strong adhesive so I used the Sticky Thumb Cordless Mini Hot Glue Gun and it worked a treat! My bows are very secure and it took no time at all!
With the ends of the bows overhanging the left edge of the card, my finished card ended up being a different size to the standard card size (the finished size is approx 4&1/2″ x 6″). But that was absolutely no problem as I could use the same 1-2-3 Punch Board to create a custom envelope out of patterned paper! I chose a black and white spot, followed the directions and cut it to size and got to punching and scoring. I also needed a strong adhesive to keep my envelope together so I used the Sticky Thumb 1/4″ Red Tape.
I’ll leave you with a final picture of my finished project! I hope the rainbow of bows brightens your day as it does mine!
Bazzill Cardstock Supplies – Card Shoppe Collection: Marshmallow, Dotted Swiss Collection: Fireball, Lemon Zest, Apple Tart, Julep, Grape Jelly
Other Supplies: We R Memory Keepers 1-2-3 Punch Board, American Crafts Sticky Thumb Hot Glue Gun & 1/4″ Red Tape, Dear Lizzy Patterned Paper