Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Loopy, Loopy Bow Flower - The Cutting Cafe

I am very happy and excited to be revealing my first couple of projects for The Cutting Cafe! This week the design team was given the Loopy, Loopy Bow Flower cutting file to work with.

Here is the gift wrapping project I posted previously (oops, I messed that up). I used the file and cut all three sizes for the bow and layered them together, fastening them with a brad.


Here is a close-up. I used double-sided paper in two different colours.


I added some jingle bells and curly ribbon to help jazz it up a bit. This was made for a Christmas present, but you could do the same for any occasion.....birthday, wedding, baby shower.


I was having so much fun with this file, I decided to make another project using fabric. I cut the pieces out of cardstock and used them as a pattern to cut out my fabric.


I used 2 coordinating colours and cut 2 each of the medium and small sizes. I layered each flower opposite of each other and embellished the middle with a button and a bow tied from twine.


I used a hot glue gun and adhered the finished flowers to some headbands and created these handmade beauties for my daughter.


Amanda wore one to work yesterday and received all sorts of compliments on it. It was really easy to do and I was finished the entire project in about 20 minutes.


Be sure to visit the Cutting Cafe blog (reveal day is on Wednesday) and check out what the other girls on the team have done with the Loopy, Loopy Bow Flower.



  1. Wow...I am pretty sure that the person receiving that beautifully wrapped gift was over the moon.

    Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed 2012.

  2. Very nice. Amanda will have a good selection of head band now.:)

  3. I love them! Will you make one for me?
    Joanne xo

  4. The package is stunning and I love the fabric flower!

  5. Gorgeous bows and gift wrapping...that would look great o a wedding gift.
    Love the hair band flower. How did you attach it to the hair band?

  6. omg omg carolyn both of the projects are super cute girl...I love them...I love working with kraft paper to...hugs

  7. Super awesome projects, Carolyn. That stack of presents makes a wonderful presentation and the headbands are fabulous using the fabric for the bow. Welcome to the DT.

  8. Lovely project. Bows are too pretty to take apart. Anyone who get the gifts, will appreciate your handwork. Gorgeous!

  9. FAB job Carolyn!! I LOVE those head bands! Wish I had a little girl...not sure my boys would be too happy about wearing a bow LOL!
    Your gift looks way to beautiful to open....I am sure the receiver of this was totally amazed!
    TFS and look forward to working more with you!

  10. Ok, Ok, I think I have GOT to do this
    for my daughter...I don't know why on earth
    I haven't been doing flower headbands for her
    yet! I mean, I do the flowers, may as well add
    the band! LOL!
    I LOVE these projects and think you did an
    awesome job with them!
    (that gift was something else too! wow!)

    Hugs, Leah

  11. The package is beautiful and using fabric is so clever. I'm looking forward to working with you on the DT. Happy New Year!

  12. LOVE your projects! The hair bows are too cute and look great! Also the gift is stunning! I look forward to gettting to know you and working with you on the design team! Hugs,