Bow Easy & Ribbon Rosette Flower

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Today I wanted to share with you this handy tool that I found while surfing the net one day. I have been using it for quite a while now and LOVE it. I have not one but two videos to share. The first video demonstrates how to use the Bow Easy. The second is how to make a Ribbon Rosette Flower from wire edge ribbon. Both are the prize of the day!!! Enjoy the video tutorial and then leave a comment to win a Bow Easy (written instructions included) along with a big spool (10 yards) of beautiful 2 1/2" white wire edge ribbon.

Bow Easy Video

Ribbon Rosette Video

Just a reminder Contain Ya Crafts is celebrating joining us in celebrating my Blog-averary by offering all of you 30% off of any Scrap N Tote (including the new color!) and a free project tote with any Scrap N Easel!!! Just use coupon code CREATIONS1 offer good now until May 15th!!!


Debby May 4, 2011 at 12:57 AM  

This would be fantastic on heritage pages not real thick. Love this thanks for sharing, I have a few of the wire ribbon wide like yours only with a pattern on it.
angel hugs

jjocarlson May 4, 2011 at 1:00 AM  

I have not ever made a bow for my crafts because I can not do it! Though I do have lots of ribbon.My friend has one of these and I have been looking for one! If I had one of these I would make lots and lots of bows!

Denise May 4, 2011 at 1:18 AM  

I would love to have a bow easy. Maybe i will win one!!!!

Cher May 4, 2011 at 1:33 AM  

well u r talking about something I truly suck at lol...bow making! Usually have my sis do them for me...mine just look all wonky! But wanted to congradulate you on your anniversary..I check your site mostly every day..and want to try so many things you do! some of which I NEED to do like your little book on organizing what you have...can't tell u how many times I have bought the same thing 3 times! cuz I didn't have my notes with me...not sure you ever put a template up for it, but I am determined this summer to do one somehow! ty for being here...and congrads on being a granny! Im jealous!

Lynn Wigren ( May 4, 2011 at 1:49 AM  

I've heard how easy this was to use but didn't quite believe it until I saw the video. Also didn't know it could do different style bows. Thanks for the video!

Debi May 4, 2011 at 2:13 AM  

That looks like even I can make pretty bows! LOL! Thank you again for the opportunity to enter. BTW, I love the comment about the "R" rating.. LOL!!!

Have a wonderful day
Debi in NorCal
tinkzilla63(at)sbcglobal. net

Elizabeth May 4, 2011 at 2:17 AM  

ooh very nice! I've heard about these before! I need to get me one, I'm hopeless at tying bows lol.

Lisha May 4, 2011 at 5:21 AM  

love the bows thanks for the chance to win

Laura May 4, 2011 at 5:56 AM  

Looks like something even I could handle!!

deepabyss100 at hotmail dot com

2amscrapper May 4, 2011 at 6:03 AM  

what a fun concept for a blogaversary and blog candy. congrats!

cathylynn May 4, 2011 at 6:23 AM  

Very Nice!!! I never thought to do that with the wired edge ribbon. Thanks so much for sharing!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Ann-Mari Reigstad May 4, 2011 at 6:59 AM  
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Ann-Mari Reigstad May 4, 2011 at 7:00 AM  

so much fun! Bow easy on my wish list

Tara May 4, 2011 at 7:02 AM  

I had never heard of the bow easy!! Thanks so much for sharing! Love the bows, much better than mine always turn out! And thanks for the chance to win!

tray83 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous May 4, 2011 at 7:17 AM  

Beautiful bow and rosette! Thanks for showing us these things!

Judy Jackson

judystamper at verizon dot net

Mary Beth May 4, 2011 at 7:26 AM  

Love your bow and rosette with wire ribbon. Looks beautiful but easy, my kind of crafting.

Thanks for sharing your creative talents:

Mary Beth

Trish D May 4, 2011 at 7:26 AM  

Christy you make things look so easy to do. Thank you for doing both the video's.
Trish D
lady.58 @

cropnmoomsie May 4, 2011 at 7:28 AM  

You have such great ideas. I love the flowers.

Debbie Childers May 4, 2011 at 7:36 AM  

Great Tutorial! LOVE the bow because I can't tie one that suits me no matter what. Now I Can! Thanks Christie for sharing your creative abilities!

Jingle May 4, 2011 at 7:37 AM  

Oh, my goodness, these look SO good and SO easy! Thank you for sharing this!

Kathy Billings May 4, 2011 at 7:38 AM  

Love these...espeially your rosette. I have to get some of that ribbon and make some. Thanks for the chance to win.

Michelle May 4, 2011 at 7:50 AM  

LOved the tut with the wire ribbon! Never seen that before! Thanks so much for sharing!

Faye May 4, 2011 at 7:52 AM  

You always present such fun stuff!!

Evelyn May 4, 2011 at 7:58 AM  

Great tool. Thanks for sharing the video.

Sherry May 4, 2011 at 7:58 AM  

I love my bow maker but never knew what sizes each made this is so helpful thanks so much and congrats again on your milestone

June-Marie May 4, 2011 at 8:04 AM  

I am truly the world's worst bow maker, hence I always have to purchase bows for any gift or scrapping project....this would be ideal....thanks for another great tip...

The Journey May 4, 2011 at 8:09 AM  

Hi Kristy- I love the rosette you made. I am making my niece hair clips- that is perfect.
Linda in IN

Pamela May 4, 2011 at 8:10 AM  

I believe I have seen a Bow Easy but I was always intimidated to try it, now they are nowhere to be found! I would love to give this a try, you make it look so easy. Thanks for the chance.

Sherri May 4, 2011 at 8:12 AM  

Great stuff! Thanks so much for sharing!!

scrappingstampingmommuy at yahoo dot com

carolyn May 4, 2011 at 8:13 AM  

So cute. Now I need to add the Bow Easy to my wish list, along with the easel and....your craft room!

camaren at chartermi dot net

Kelly May 4, 2011 at 8:13 AM  

You make it look so easy! I might even be able to do it my self.

craftergm63 May 4, 2011 at 8:22 AM  

Christie you have such amazing work. I follow you on youtube and your blog. I really like the flower you came up with that is easy enough. Thanks for sharing. Gloria M

Barbara May 4, 2011 at 8:24 AM  

My bows never come out very well! Maybe this will help!!

Thanks for sharing.


Colleen O May 4, 2011 at 8:26 AM  

I can see me using the Bow Easy on layouts and topping gifts with pretty bows too!!! Thanks for sharing the video.

Stacy May 4, 2011 at 8:29 AM  

Luv how this tool makes perfect bows. Thanks for all your videos. I sure enjoy them!

Jill P May 4, 2011 at 8:29 AM  

what great videos

Shawna May 4, 2011 at 8:33 AM  

Making a beautiful bow would be so easy with that lovely little tool! I loved the wired edged ribbon flower you made ---- I am off to try that right now!

rache May 4, 2011 at 8:34 AM  

I would love to have a bow maker. You make beautiful bows and have great tutorials. thanks for helping me do better bows and so many more items to be proud of and glad to share.

Carole RB May 4, 2011 at 8:39 AM  

Hi Christie

Thanks a lot for those two great tutorials. Now I have to try my hand on a rosette. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win your yummy blog candy,

Have a nice day!

Leslie G. May 4, 2011 at 8:43 AM  

Amazing!! Cool Tools ..

Electra May 4, 2011 at 8:44 AM  

My fingers are way too chubby to tie a bow any more. lol this looks like the perfect solution!

Bonnie May 4, 2011 at 8:58 AM  

Thanks for the tutorials and the chart showing the necessary ribbon lengths. Very helpful. The rosette is just gorgeous. I am going to make me some of those for sure!

*MaRy* May 4, 2011 at 9:01 AM  

That is cool!

Love the Twine!!!

Would love to win one!

Leslie May 4, 2011 at 9:13 AM  

I want a bow maker!!!! I always get frustrated when making bows. Hope to win one!!

Leslie Bauhgman

Julie May 4, 2011 at 9:19 AM  

Love the ribbon rosette idea! I have a bunch of wired ribbon and now a new use for it. Never heard of the bow easy before, it looks like a great little tool!

Luvs2Scrap at aol dot com

reatelier May 4, 2011 at 9:23 AM  

It is a very nice and helpful tool!

Michael May 4, 2011 at 9:24 AM  

I love the thought of Bow Easy, and have been wanting one for a wathile.... I'll keep wishing LOL
de.mamacrystal74 at gmail dot com

LeeAnn from NC May 4, 2011 at 9:24 AM  

The Bow Easy looks like a great tool to have. Thanks for the demo !

Anonymous May 4, 2011 at 9:25 AM  

ty for sharing I need one of these

Maxine May 4, 2011 at 9:28 AM  

Thanks so much for the video on the bow easy . I have got to get me one of these. following you too.

Lynn C. ( May 4, 2011 at 9:33 AM  

The bow easy video was great. I've used one before too and love it. Enjoyed the tutorial on the rosette flower too.

Anonymous May 4, 2011 at 9:35 AM  

Love everything you do. Have watched all your videos !!! Especially LOVE your room. I see you live in Illinois, so do I. Who knows maybe we will see each other at one of the scrapping conventions. I've been to the one up north a few times. Congrats on your one year blog!!! Hope theres many more.

Anonymous May 4, 2011 at 9:40 AM  

LOVE that ribbon flower and that bow maker is just what i need thanks for sharing with us!


tinaj509 at yahoo dot com

thisnthatformemories May 4, 2011 at 9:53 AM  

would love the easy bow....great project for making the smaller bows

Lynn Stevens May 4, 2011 at 10:00 AM  

fun videos, sign me up please.
minpinsloveme at msn dot com

BuzzyBee May 4, 2011 at 10:10 AM  

Great tutorials. Love the bow easy. Really need to get one. My bows take forever to get just right.

Tana May 4, 2011 at 10:14 AM  

I have acrylic nails and so bow tying is always a chore. This would be perfect!!

Gloria L. May 4, 2011 at 10:18 AM  

How very clever!

1CardCreator May 4, 2011 at 10:21 AM  

Love the video's especially the wire ribbon flower! The bow easy looks so easy too, great tool.

...a/k/a DJScrappiness... May 4, 2011 at 10:23 AM  

Just when I was about to get rid of my wired edge ribbon because I didn't like it on cards or sb pages!!! Too cute! I love your Family heritage books - what a labor of love! I don't know how you do it all! Do you ever sleep? lol

Thanks for sharing! Doris

Carol May 4, 2011 at 10:26 AM  

I have been stalking you tube videos for bow tutorials. When it comes to bow mading, I am not good at all. When I saw your post today, I am excited about the bow maker, I really must get one. Also, your rosette with the wire ribbon is awesome thank you so much for both tutorials! Can not wait to try the rosette later today! TFS

Cheryl & John May 4, 2011 at 10:27 AM  

Christie I love your flower video. A very easy technique but very effective. Thanks.

paula May 4, 2011 at 10:34 AM  

I love making homemade flowers, and this is so very easy!! Thanks for sharing

RuthAnn May 4, 2011 at 10:47 AM  

Another 2 great and helpful videos, thanks Christie for sharing. Bows are so intimidating when you want to use it on a project.

gaylemontayostudio May 4, 2011 at 10:51 AM  

Makes it a bit easier to make bows with arthritic fingers!

lisa May 4, 2011 at 10:52 AM  

I love your bows!! they are amazing. Thank you so much for putting hte time into do them.
Love the bows..I have never been able to make one look good. I will have to look into buying one of these...unless I win one (wink Wink)

Linda Adkins May 4, 2011 at 10:55 AM  

Love the videos! thanks for the instructions and blog candy.

Linda Adkins

Anonymous May 4, 2011 at 10:59 AM  

Suggestion...line up camera and put a sticky note or some mark at the center of screen... then you will know where to keep your hands..
Love the bow easy -- thanks for demoing it.. have watched it five times and now I think I have it.
kathleenM Colorado

Shannon May 4, 2011 at 11:12 AM  

Very cool thanks for sharing.


Missy May 4, 2011 at 11:15 AM  

I always buy the already made ribbons, but I think I'm going to invest in this product. Thanks again for sharing and inspiring.


Anonymous May 4, 2011 at 11:22 AM  

Love the Bow Easy template and your video. Indeed, bows are always a challenge.
Virginia Montagna

Lu May 4, 2011 at 11:48 AM  

I loved IT! What a great item to have in the scrap room! It is going to be alot easier on my joints and hands. I must have it! Thanks for sharing.

Chris May 4, 2011 at 11:54 AM  

The bow easy is an aesome tool!

Chris May 4, 2011 at 11:55 AM  

Oops, awesome!

fathima May 4, 2011 at 12:00 PM  

Happy blogaversary Christie the video is brilliant and makes it look easy, I wish I had one of these tools would make my cards look nice with the neat bows, I will add to my list of birthday wish list for my birthday on Friday 6th may
Fathima design

CindyB May 4, 2011 at 12:01 PM  

another great video. You are so very talented.
eiggam44 at yahoo dot com

Kelly May 4, 2011 at 12:21 PM  

Wow Christie, that is easy lol. Who doesn't hate making bows that aren't perfect! That is super, thanks for the give away!


Kelly May 4, 2011 at 12:22 PM  

Forgot my blog!


buckeyesunshine May 4, 2011 at 12:26 PM  

Many thanks for your very very helpful videos. Your creativity and your easy explained techniques make it very easy for this old stamper/scrapper to complete a myriad of projects I have promised myself and my family!
Connie in FL, soon to be in OH for the summer!!!

Joanne Miron May 4, 2011 at 12:31 PM  

Just love your blog Christie!!!
This Bow-Easy makes it real easy...
Thanks for sharing all your ideas.
Hope I win this one!

Lynn May 4, 2011 at 12:36 PM  

Hey Christie, now you are speaking my language. I am bow challenged. No matter how hard I try, they just do not come out well. Going back to see the videos! Thanks for all the posts and videos ect.

Lisa May 4, 2011 at 12:47 PM  

I've heard good things about the bow easy but don't have one as yet. But bows are the rage these days. What a great giveaway!

lindagk23 May 4, 2011 at 12:49 PM  

Thank you for sharing with us about the Bow Easy! I had heard about them but had never seen one, I definitely need to get one of these! Thanks again! lindagk23ataoldotcom

OhioDeb May 4, 2011 at 12:51 PM  

Christie, you are so talented. Thank you for showing me how to use my bow easy. I have one but have never used it. I learn a lot from your blog. Thanks again, Deb from Ohio

Danka Doo May 4, 2011 at 1:07 PM  

I have a Bow Easy and LOVE it (so dont include me in the giveaway). I love your tutorials and having a video does make it easier to learn. Once you get the hang of it, it is super easy. I also love the bows you can create using double or triple loops but just making additional wraps around the bow easy before making your tie.

Ummaro May 4, 2011 at 1:08 PM  

Very cool! Thank you so much for sharing the videos.

Snoopy May 4, 2011 at 1:13 PM  

Fabulous videos, Christine! I love what you did with the wired ribbon. Gorgeous! I'm definitely going to have to play with some now. Thanks for the inspiration!

Snoopy :D

Simonsays May 4, 2011 at 1:22 PM  

Thanks so much for sharing your great ideas with us. I always wanted to know how to make easy and simple bows and flowers.

ModernaDesignsArt May 4, 2011 at 1:23 PM  

You do wonders with ribbons! TFS
Hugs, Dorly Weitzen
dormik at netvision dot net dot il

Stephanie Rodgers May 4, 2011 at 1:23 PM  

What a cool little tool! Thanks for showing us how to make those ribbon rosettes! Stephanie Rodgers

Melissa May 4, 2011 at 1:46 PM  

I LOVE this!! My bows are always a little "off". Hope I win!

CherylP May 4, 2011 at 2:05 PM  

You make everything look so easy!! Love it!!

cherylphillips AT comcast DOT net

Nancy May 4, 2011 at 2:09 PM  

Oh my, something(else)I must have!! This looks so easy, sure hoping it will work for me!! TFS!! nlewis at dishmail dot com

Charlene May 4, 2011 at 2:21 PM  

Thanks for the tutorials. I loved your Ribbon Rosette. I have a Bow Easy and LOVE it!
Thanks so much for sharing!
At verizon dot net

Ying May 4, 2011 at 2:28 PM  

Oooh, that's a great idea!

Sue in CT May 4, 2011 at 2:35 PM  

Thanks for the tutorials. I love your chart as I always waste the ribbon by cutting it too long yet to short to use for anything else.
Love the rosettes too!

Skylark May 4, 2011 at 2:56 PM  

Thank you for shareing these video's I really enjoyed watching them

Anonymous May 4, 2011 at 3:28 PM  

Christie, you keep outdoing yourself, I could never make bows like that any time I need a bow for something I phone my daughter but at times that is very inconvient, because at times I need a bow and she is not around.Hapy BlogAversary again and keep up the great work.

Anonymous May 4, 2011 at 4:46 PM  

Love how easy this looks!
Kavi Coulson

Tita Mama May 4, 2011 at 5:47 PM  

I struggle with making bows so the bow easy would be the perfect tool for me. Thank you for the giveaway.

Vickie Kertz May 4, 2011 at 6:38 PM  

Most people have trouble with bows. Any hints are always helpful. Everyone loves nice bows
momkertz at live dot com

Chris Stonebraker May 4, 2011 at 7:27 PM  

I've heard a lot about the Bow Easy, it'd be great to win one!

Barb A. May 4, 2011 at 7:27 PM  

Thank you for sharing your talents with us. I have had so many problems trying to make bows that I finally gave up. If I could win the bow easy, it would make life so much easier. Thanks for the opportunity.

Leanna May 4, 2011 at 7:46 PM  

Boy do I need that little helper. Me and bows are a no go. Thanks again for the video's.

Anonymous May 4, 2011 at 8:02 PM  

I need to run this video continuously when I try to do this. My bows are terrible. You did a great job.

Carole Miller May 4, 2011 at 8:06 PM  

I have a Bow Easy and couldn't figure how to use to where my bows came out looking good. THANK you for a great video.

Carole Miller

Beckie Holso May 4, 2011 at 8:16 PM  

so clever! congrats on your blogaversary and thanks for the chance to win =)

artbeckons at hotmail dot com

Anita May 4, 2011 at 8:18 PM  

What a cool tool!

Anna May 4, 2011 at 8:59 PM  

Great idea. Very clever.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Debra Pate May 4, 2011 at 9:36 PM  

Congratulations again on your Blog anniversary!

Debra Pate

pennykitz May 4, 2011 at 9:40 PM  

I love bows and try to put a bow on each project I

Clare D. May 5, 2011 at 5:50 AM  

Thanks for another chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

Suz May 5, 2011 at 5:57 AM  

Congrats on your Blog anniversary!! I have followed you for some time now and love your blog. The bow easy is super neat!
suz.p@comcast dot net

Anonymous May 5, 2011 at 7:07 AM  

Thanks for the video, I would love to win.

okienurse May 5, 2011 at 7:10 AM  

I love the flowers and those shoes are just stinkin cute!! Thanks for sharing. Vickie

Diane May 5, 2011 at 7:24 AM  

Great videos Diane

Linda Peterson May 5, 2011 at 7:39 AM  

You have the most wonderful videos! The flowers are beautiful!!

Creative Monkey Designs May 5, 2011 at 8:19 AM  

I love your blog, get the RSS feeds for it and enjoy each video you make in "my" dream art room. Happy Anniversary to you Christie.

*MaRy* May 5, 2011 at 8:21 AM  

FORGOT my email!

Tam May 5, 2011 at 8:22 AM  

Loved the video. Thanks for sharing and I love the fluffy flower it's so elegant and seems easy to make. Thanks for taking the time to show us how you did them. I appreciate it.


Lynda May 5, 2011 at 8:23 AM  

Happy Anniversary! And what a neat giveaway. Would love to win this!!

grannydiane May 5, 2011 at 8:25 AM  

Thanks for the videos. It is so awesome to be able to watch a pro show you how to do something you are wanting to try. Keep up the good work!!!!


shersl84bed May 5, 2011 at 8:43 AM  

Wow, thats a lot of shoes!

Smiles Sher

Robyn May 5, 2011 at 8:57 AM  

The Flowers are beautiful and I love love your Video.. Thanks


Lynn May 5, 2011 at 9:01 AM  

Christy, I love your videos. You are so good to us to give us these great tid-bits that end up so beautiful. The flowers you made a gorgeous and the bronze one is so beautiful. Got to make some of those. My eail is

Lynn May 5, 2011 at 9:02 AM  

I have seen many people using the bow easy and have been wanting to get one. I even have a svg file to make my own but haven't gotten around to doing that either. Your bows and flowers are outstanding.

Diana May 5, 2011 at 9:42 AM  

Great little tool.........and thanks for all your generosity :)

Diana May 5, 2011 at 10:53 AM  
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Cheryl May 5, 2011 at 11:39 AM  

Great tutorial. TFS and letting us have a chance to win!

Jnett's Place May 5, 2011 at 11:55 AM  

Beautiful, can't wait to try them.

Shelly Schmidt May 5, 2011 at 12:00 PM  

I love trying new things- fantastic tutorial- love all of your flowers! Happy Anniversary!

Denise May 5, 2011 at 1:05 PM  

Oh those are gorgeous!! Great job and tutorial!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!
Denise in WA

Michele Oliver May 5, 2011 at 1:10 PM  

So amazing, look real. I am definetly going to try some of these

Emily May 5, 2011 at 1:26 PM  

Never heard of a bow easy and didn't know you could make rosettes from wired ribbon. Great tutorials!!! I have to have a bow easy. If I don't win, please tell us where to buy one. There are 7 girls in my family and I am making bows all the time. Your way is way better and lots easier.

Vesta May 5, 2011 at 3:02 PM  

Great videos! Love the flowers. It is so rewarding to make lovely embellishments from easily obtainable items. They are one of a kind and special. Thanks so much. Where did you get a glue gun on a stand?

stampinfranni May 5, 2011 at 4:11 PM  

Congrats on your 1-year blogaversary, Christie! I visit your blog regularly to see what you're up to. I'm in awe of your creativity. Thanks so much for the great tutorials. I enjoy making my own flowers and am anxious to try these out.
Thank you, also, for a fantabulous give-a-way. Please pick me. I would really love to have a Scrap n Tote!!!

Mary May 5, 2011 at 4:24 PM  

You mean that I could even make a bow???? Wow
Thanks for the tutorials and the chance to win

kmcilrath May 5, 2011 at 5:41 PM  

Love the bows. Great idea.

Eileen May 5, 2011 at 8:15 PM  

Some neat ideas. I don't know why I hadn't added your blog to my daily check in's but I've added it now.

Sharon May 5, 2011 at 9:57 PM  

wow those are some great flowers thanks for showing them

Clare D. May 6, 2011 at 5:45 AM  

I'm flower obsessed, so thanks for sharing this! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

Vianna May 6, 2011 at 6:51 AM  

I LOVE Bow-easy. Could not tie a bow without it!

kmcilrath May 6, 2011 at 2:24 PM  

Where did you find that little lighter? I need one of those.

Anonymous May 6, 2011 at 8:06 PM  

Thank you so much for the opportunity to win such a nice prize. With the Bow Easy, I could even make a pretty bow!


farmlifewife May 6, 2011 at 8:40 PM  

I'd love the Bow Easy.........sometimes my fingers just don't co-operate with what my mind sees. Thanks for the wire ribbon idea as well. Used it to decorate a gift bag this week and everyone was in awe. Happy Mother's Day

DebraK May 6, 2011 at 8:55 PM  

Beautiful rosette flower! I will definately add it to my 'gotta try this' file... Happy anniversary...! :)

Priscilla May 6, 2011 at 11:57 PM  

Believe it or not, I did have a Bow Easy at one time. Unfortunately, after a reorg and clean up session, I can no longer find it. I'd love to win a replacement...

Anonymous May 7, 2011 at 6:52 PM  

Christie, thank you so much for the instructional video. I am so excited to try making these flowers. Thank you for the inspriational ideas.

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