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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Making Personalized Bows Tutorial and Free Gift Bow Download

Good day everyone. I would like to share a handy way to make your own cutting files for personalized gift bows. I made a tutorial to help walk you through the easy steps of making some nice little bows. The great thing about being able to do this is you will never have to run to the store at the last minute to purchase a bow which re wish you forgot when you bought the gift and wrapping paper. The other nice thing is you can personalize it.

Before making the tutorial I made some bows and would like to share them with all of you. They are quite lovely. The Looped Base bow leaves a open space in the middle where you can add the Bubble, Simple, or Happy Birthday bow. It's a nice full bow when all put together. It's really a quick project to do. The only problems I had was with my darn Ratchet Blade. I just opened it up two weeks ago and it's already not doing a great job cutting. It was rather frustrating. I love my Cameo but I sure wish they would come up with a blade you can easily replace the blade and not have to cost so much. I know they should last for a while and make lots of cuts. My luck with the Silhouette Ratchet blades has not fared too well. I ruined two blades trying to clean out the housing. I know, it's probably just me. In a way, I miss the old cap blades. I never had any problems with them.Okay, enough of my Time for me to share the bows, tutorial and some pictures.

You can download the Gift Bows ------> HERE They are in .svg, .dxf, and Studio formats. In the tutorial I'm using the Silhouette Designer Edition. I just love this software!

BubBbe and Simple Bow

Looped Base Bow and Happy Birthday Bow


  1. They look fab, as does all your cuts

  2. Oh, got a cake in my head...thank you Debbie!

  3. Oh Debbie another awesome tutorial,I love the bows as they seem so expensive.Thanks for sharing the cut files.
    Blessing's Jocelan

  4. Thanks, Debbie! These bows are so cute and delicate looking. I watched the video and can't wait until I have time to work on some myself. I learn so much from your videos and I want to say a big THANK YOU for doing them! Hugs!!

  5. You are so clever! Those are lovely, Debbie. Thanks for sharing your file,too

  6. these are beautiful.Thankyou Debbie.

  7. Debbie these are awwesome, hugs

  8. HI Debbie,

    I ♥ how your mind thinks.
    And thinks.
    And THINKS
    and then makes things.
    Really cool things that you bless us with.

    You're amazing.

    ♥ Barb

  9. These bows are so pretty. Thank you Debbie.

  10. Thanks a lot, Debbie! I am looking for such kind of information since long time. Finally i found information from your blog.. Really great ideas. Thanks a lot again.

  11. Thank you so much! These are so cute!! By the way, Birthday is spelled wrong. I've been watching the video and trying to recreate it, but I keep having problems with cutting out the centers so they weld properly. I'll keep trying!! LOL

  12. Hi Debbie. I was searching through my favorite University site "YouTube" for Silhouette and I am so very happy to have found your videos! I wanted to see the finish product from your bows video so came to your site. Oh my, have I been having fun looking at all your posts and have downloaded most of your freebies...thank you for being so gracious to share your talent so that others can learn. Can't wait to make one of these bows!


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