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Thursday, 2 October 2014

Fantastic New Sizzix French Bow Cutting Die

I love bows and think they alway give a more finished look to gift wrapping especially my gift wrapping which is not the greatest!!  Some people love to gift wrap and I remember seeing in a tv show called Orphan Black that one of the characters had a gift wrapping room with things on the wall to hold her rolls of gift wrap and a big table in the midde to do the wrapping!  As much as I love the idea of making your gifts look nice, mine never look great and if I am wrapping a whole batch of gifts they gradually get worse and worse!!  But that is about to change, thanks to a new cutting die that Sizzix have just released.  It is called 'French Bow' and is designed by Brenda Walton for Sizzix.  It makes lovely, large bows - the largest bow part is 10.5cm x 5.5cm (4 inches x 2 1/4 inches).  It's a standard Bigz dies so you don't need to use extended cutting pads.

The large size of this bow is achieved by folding over your cardstock/paper, you then position your fold on the die so that it is joined on the fold when it's cut.  Here's the cutting surface so you can see what I mean!

There is a large bow and a smaller one and the ribbon tails which you can either cut with a single piece of cardstock or again fold over and cut depending on how you want your bow look.  There is also the middle piece which had fold lines marked on it for you.

Here is the assembled bow

I used this die to make a bow to jazz up a gift bag.  The bag was one I recycled so just needed abit of decoration to make it prettier!  I made a matching tag using my new Stampin Up angled top tag punch (a very nifty and useful gadget!!)

I bought this at a craft show last week but I think it is being released this month so should be available in most craft stores.

Sorry the pics aren't great but the light today is weird :)

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