Monday, July 28, 2014

Mark’s Finest Papers Christmas in July Blog Hop Challenge- DYI Gift Bows

Welcome to Mark’s Finest Papers a Heinrich Co’s Christmas in July Blog Hop Challenge! 

Each day, our designers will make sample projects from tutorials. The tutorials can be found on (You can join for free!)
Participants must play in each of the 5 daily challenges. Participants will need to make samples and upload them to our site with the InLinkz button. Participants should follow the daily tutorial to the best of their abilities. Items can be substituted if necessary. Participants should upload to each day’s InLinkz button.

Participants have until August 10, 2014 at  8PM EST to submit their projects with the InLinkz button.

We will have ONE grand prize winner who will get 5 stamp sets of their choice!
Thanks for joining us today! You have until August 10, 2014 at 8PM EST to submit your projects!

 Today's challenge is to make a DIY Bow. (If you prefer, you could make a Birthday Bow! That way you could use it year round!)
Here is a link to Sandy's Tutorial on MFPSpeedyTV.

Hi everyone, Sandy here and I want to thank you for hopping along. So here is my bow that I did for this tutorial. I have been making these for years! For step by step pictures of this bow, please check out the link right above for my tutorial. Hope you play along!

Misc. tips:
  • Using copier paper makes it easier to form figure 8 loops, so you want to use a light weight paper.
  • You can use magazine, newspapers and gift wrap to make your bows.
  • Instead of adhesive you can use a stapler to fasten loops together. Score tape is another favorite of mine, especially if the paper is heavier.
Please visit these DT members' blogs for more samples

Hope this tutorial inspires you creative bow making skills!
See you for my next project on the 30th!


  1. this is gorgeous Sandy, beautiful done.
    Gr Karin

  2. These bows are all so beautiful glad I don't have to choose among you gals...........Lis

  3. Your bow and tutorial are wonderful!

  4. Great looking bow for the Christmas blog hop...
    Well done

  5. Fabulous Bow. Love the snowman middle.