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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Just Fluttering By

Hi Everyone,
Barbara here with my post for this month. Since the Design Team's theme for July is tags with flowers, I tweeked my project a tad and added the flowers to the card, not to the tag.

Let me show you.

I designed my card with a vellum pocket that is the perfect tag holder.That vellum pocket has flowers in one corner area.

The vellum pocket lets the tag and the stamped images show thru with a gentle softness.

The tag is perfect for a bookmark.

My Bow was made using the Craft-Dee BowZ tool. It makes bow making so easy!!!
Have you submitted a project to the challenge this month? You still have a few days to get one in. You never know, you could be our next winner.

Stamps:  MSE (My Sentiments Exactly)  Garden Faire Sentiments  TT235
Paper/Card Stock
: Celery Green CS, DP, Vellum, Purple Shimmer Paper
Ink: Memories - Sweet Plum
Dies Used: Joy Crafts - Border 6002/0256  
Ribbon, Petaloo Flowers,Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam

Thanks so much for stopping in today, have a great week.


Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Hi everyone Simply Monica here with a fun tag for Craft-Dee Bowz which is all about fun purple and flowers and I added this fun image to the center which seemed to go so well this tag. I made the flowers that I put on the tag with plain white cardstock and then I added some purple stamens to the center.
Joy by Monica Edwards Supplies Cardstock: Recollections; Other: Embossed Paper, Handmade Flowers, Stamens; Tool: Craft-Dee-BowZ; Image: Random Fan; Embellishment: Making Memories; Ribbon: May Arts; Die: Memory Box

Here is a closeup shot of the flowers and the gorgeous bow I made using the Craft-Dee Bowz tool. Bow making could be an easier. Well I hope everyone enjoyed my post and thanks so much for stopping by!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Craft-Dee Bowz Newest DT Member

I am thrilled to be the newest DT member added to the already fabulous DT of Craft-Dee Bowz!  This is a wonderful Craft-Dee Bowz tool to help you make gorgeous bowz every time!
I have created the darling baby girl tag for a perfect present for the newest arrival.  The sentiment I used is JustRite Papercraft's  "Special Delivery".  The frame is "Labels Seventeen" and the rose was created with "Rose Creations" both by Spellbinders PaperArts.
Project Recipe:
Paper: Echo Park Bundle Of Joy Dots & Stripes
Ink: Marvy Jungle Green
Accessories: Pink Lace Bow, Green Leaves, Pearl Stick Pin

Friday, July 11, 2014

"Friends" Tag by Karen

Hi there,

Karen here, sharing a really fun "Friends" tag using the Craft-Dee BowZ tool.  I absolutely love the large tag concept, so ultimately, this tag will definitely be an album cover.

The tag measures 4 3/4 X 8, which offers great space for loads of creativity. The base layer is a patterned mega tag by K and Company.  I added a random coat of gesso creating a whitewash effect. I then used my stencil to add a sketch grid pattern to the tag. To enhance the whitewash effect I added white gelatos to the edges of the tag and adhered the tag to chipboard as prep for an album. I accented all embellishments with gesso to easily blend with the tag. I continued embellishing and added 2 really cute bows that I created with the Craft-Dee Bowz tool to enhance the overall design.

Friends Tag by Karen Jiles Supplies Tag: K and Company; Wooden tickets: Prima; Flowers: Recollections; Gelatos: Faber Castell; Adhesive: Xyron; Tool: Craft-Dee-BowZ; Stencil: The Crafter's Workshop; Other: Ribbon, Paint, Cheesecloth, Gesso

This is a close up of the bows and other embellishments.  I love how effortless the tool makes bow making. I was able to make multi looped bows very quickly and in just the right sizes.
Thanks so much for visiting today...:)


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Vicki's tag mini album card

Vicki here with my July project created using this month's theme... a multi loop bow, flowers and tags in shades of pink, light green and lavender.

I created an accordion tag mini album card using 4 tags that are "hinged" together with cardstock and covered with patterned paper. 

I used Scor Tape to adhere the cardstock to the tags.

The cardstock is measured to fit the tags and creased down the center.  I added Scor tape to either side of the crease on the hinges.

Next, I adhered them in an alternating fashion to create a fan fold album.

The front of the folding tag album card is covered with patterned paper and lots of luscious flowers. The multi loop pink bow was created using a Craft-Dee BowZ Bowmaker Tool.  Love this tool and it travels with me to wherever I am crafting.  I added an identical bow to the back of the album directly behind the one on the front for more dimension.  The closing tie wraps around the back of the album and ties on the side.

I covered the inside tags with patterned paper also and embellished with flowers, trim, die cut butterflies and quote stickers. 

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Play along with the Craft-Dee BowZ  July Challenge.  Click on the Monthly Challenge tab located at the top of the blog for details and guidelines.  You could be the next winner of a spool of ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

July Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to the July Challenge
 here at Craft-Dee BowZ, 

Thank you to everyone who participated in our June Challenge!!!
The submissions were fabulous.
I love to see what all you talented people submit, it's always so amazing. 
Everyone has such creativity.

All of the submissions were gorgeous and so creative, I think everyone is a winner. However I had to pick the top 3 and the grand winner for the month, let me tell you, this task is difficult each month, with all the talent out there. 
(Yes, I know I say this each month but it is true.)

Just to let you all know that the Winner, the Top 3 and any Honorable Mentions are all chosen on their merits, so make sure to get your creative juices flowing and send in your best submissions.

Who won the Grand Prize for the June Challenge??  
Well, without further ado the winner is:
Ellapu (Submission # 78)
Congratulations to Elaine (aka Ellapu)
You will have until July 8 (that's 1 week) 
to claim your prize

Monthly Prize
One Reel (25 yards) of Ribbon

To arrange for your prize to be sent and to receive a winners badge to display on your blog  please email me at by July 8th
Please put Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge Winner in the subject of your email.

(in no particular order)
1. Mervi (Submission #101)
2. Anita Kejriwal (Submission #142)
3. Sharon Nellies (Submission  #143)
Please grab the "top 3 badge" on the sidebar here and 
post it on your blog .

We'd love it if you'd link back to our site here.

This month we have 
going to none other than:

Gro Tjeltveit(Submission #71)
You will always be able to access the current challenge or 
view prior challenges by clicking on the Monthly 
Challenge tab at the top of the page.

The July Challenge Theme:

Anything Goes and include a HANDMADE BOW

This months code to use is CDB15

Here is some inspiration for you for our 

July Challenge 

Vicki Robertson

Barbara Bruder

The link to the guidelines for playing are on the top tab.

If you have any questions please email me at
We are looking forward to seeing your creation here.
Don't forget, the prize is one spool (25 yards) of ribbon
The July challenge closes on July 31 at 8:00 p.m. EST