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Monday, June 29, 2015

Cheetah Line bow share

--- Cheetah Line in NEONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EEEKKKKK

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Every inch of you is perfect bow share

-- Every inch of you is perfect!
* Perfect ribbon line to create such a beautiful bow


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Friday, June 26, 2015

How to make the " Bella Flower " Headband

Hey guys!
It's Cassie here from CuppyCake GumDrop Boutique & More. Today we are going to be showing you how to make an adorable " Bella Flower " Headband. This is a brand new flower that is in the "NOW" within the bow maker world. The " Bella Flower " can be tweaked to your liking in just about a million ways. If you have ribbon you can create the " Bella Flower ". This flower is originally created using 1.5" only, however, I like to spice things up and add 1.5" & 7/8" ribbon to make it different. The original tutorial was shared in a secret group on facebook {{ Ivy Tangs House of Hairbows }}.
What is the " Bella Flower " ?
- I personally named this the Bella Flower after a model who does a lot of work for CCGDB so I decided it was a perfect fit. She mixes it up with everything she models and this flower can be created in so many different ways. So let's get started.
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How adorable is that flower!?!!?
* My little Aria decided she wanted the headband once I was done lol so excuse the cutting board background :))

Now let's get started by gathering our supplies :)
Supplies Needed for the " Bella Flower "
1.5" ribbon
7/8" ribbon
Hotglue/Gun
Lighter
Feather Pad {{ 3.5" fan felt pad }}
1/8" skinny elastic
3/8" ribbon
Scissors
Needle/thread
CLIPS {{ unlined about at least 2 }}
Felt {{ optional }}
So let's get started NOW

Step 1: Gather those supplies
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Step 2: Time to cut our pieces :)
- Take your 1.5" ribbon and cut 9, 4" pieces
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Step 3: Get your 7/8" ribbon and cut 9, 3" pieces
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Step 4: I like to lay all my pieces together so I know where they are and to make sure I have all I need.
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Step 5: Grab 1 set of 1.5" and 7/8" ribbon.
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Step 6: Put 7/8" ribbon off to the side. Take your 1.5" ribbon, heat seal the ends.
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Step 7: Flip 1.5" ribbon over, fold right end down at an angle.
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Step 7b: Now flip that back over to the back side of the left side of the ribbon.
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Step 7c: Flip over to see the front
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Step 7d: Now take a clip and clip the 1.5" ribbon petal across the bottom and set aside.
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Step 8: Do Steps 5- 7c for the 7/8" ribbon piece.
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Step 9: Ready to sew them together so grab your needle and thread and let's get ready!
- Make sure your thread has a knot on the end :)
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Step 10: Lay your 7/8" on top of the 1.5" petal.
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Step 11: Pick up the layered petal and begin to sew.
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Step 11b: Place the needle in the bottom petal {{ 1.5" }} with the needle going out the bottom.
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Step 11c: Pull needle and thread through. Knot should be at the top of the petal.

Step 11d: Take needle and push it through the edge of the 7/8" ribbon. Needle comes through the top.
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Step 11e: Push the needle through the other side of the 7/8" ribbon edge. Needle goes through the bottom.
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Step 11e: Push the needle back through the edge of the 1.5" petal.
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Step 11f: Pull thread to crease the petal.
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Step 11g: Now you have 1 petal on your thread.
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Step 12: Repeat steps 5-11 for the 2 more sets of petals. You will end with 3 petals at this point.
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Step 13: Cut your thread about 3-4" from your flower petal.
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Step 13b: Make a knot {{ about 6 of them lol }}
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Step 13c: Cut access thread off
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Now you have 1 set of petals completed.
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Step 14: Follow Steps 5- 13 for the second layer
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Step 15: Follow Steps 5- 13 again for the third layer
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Step 16: Get your feather pad out and get ready to assemble the flower
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Step 17: Apply a generous amount of hotglue at the top of the feather pad
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Step 18: Add your first layer of petals on top of the hotglue. Hold until firmly secured to feather pad.
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Step 19: Apply a generous amount of hotglue under the petal and to the end where we sewn the petals pieces together.
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Step 20: Add your second layer of petals on the hotglue. Hold until firmly secured to the feather pad.
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Step 21: Apply a generous amount of hotlgue under the petal and to the end where we sewn the petals together.
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Step 22: Add your third layer of petals on top of the hotglue. Apply firm pressure until secured.
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Step 23: Now we need to add the bow at the bottom :))
Supplies Needed are:
1.5" ribbon
7/8" ribbon
3/8" ribbon
hotglue
CLIPS {{ unlined }}
- Cut 1.5" ribbon about 7" long. Heat seal ends.
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- Roll into a circle
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- Press the center down
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- Fold 1 side of the center in downwards
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- Fold the other side of the center  down
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- Apply hotglue to the center
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- Press firm until secured then flip bow over
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- Apply hotlgue in between the creases on each side
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- Press firm until secured then clip it and set aside
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- Now take a piece of 7/8" ribbon about 6.5-7" long
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- Fold it in half creasing the center
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- Fold the center of the crease in on one side downward
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- Fold the center of the other side in
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- Apply hotglue to the center
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- Flip over and apply hotglue to the insides of the crease
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- Add a drop of hotglue to the center of the bow
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- Add to the tuxedo bow at the bottom center
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- Take your 3/8" heat seal the end and add hotglue to the end.
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- Attach to the back of the bow
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- Wrap around the center of the bow til you reach the back, cut ribbon, heat seal and apply hotglue to secure it
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- Now you are ready to trim the ends of your 7/8" ribbon and heat seal
I cut mine at an angle but this is your choice
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- Apply hotglue to the end of the flower and attache the bow to the flower
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We love headbands here in my home so we do a lot of them, at this point you can attach it to a lined clip or a headband. We decided to go with skinny elastic for our headband hardware :))

Supplies needed:
Skinny Elastic
Ribbon Scraps/Felt
Hotglue
Lighter
Scissors
-- Cut your skinny elastic to desired length, heat seal the ends and hot glue together.
In my home, we all enjoy being able to wear them so I cut mine at 16" long so my 2,5 year olds PLUS myself can wear them :)
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-- Attach the headband to the back of the feather pad. Then, take scrap ribbon/felt if handy and cover up the spot where the ends of the skinny elastic are hotglued.
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* Please Note: Sometimes you may have to add a piece of felt or corresponding ribbon to the bottom where the bow is to help secure it more as you can see I have done in the last picture. :))
At this point, it is your choice if you want to add some bling or embellishments. That choice is all yours. Go crazy and enjoy it!
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****** The " Bella Flower " Can be changed to be smaller or bigger, just play around with the sizing and most importantly HAVE FUN! <3

Thanks for joining me today for this wonderful tutorial. We hope you have enjoyed it as much as we have.