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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Valentine Gift Bags

Hey there, Kathy here and it's my Tuesday to post for Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge.  Well tomorrow is Valentine's Day and I made these bags for my best friends.  We have been friends since grade school which by the way was a very long time ago.

You see I love Valentine's Day and I am always looking to make small little items to pass out for this special little day. Inspired by Nichol Spohr I created these darling little bags.

The stamp set I used is from Mama Elephant and is called Page Huggers.  They call them Page Huggers because the dies cut a slit under their arms so they can hold onto things like the edge of the bag with a little valentine in hand.

I colored each little critter with my copic markers, then used my Craft-Dee BowZ tool to make a little bow to adorn each bag  You can get your own Craft-Dee BowZ tool here.  I added some paper confetti, some Dove Chocolate's and fastened them with a tiny closthespin.

Here is a couple of the bags close up that shows what a cute little bows the tool makes  You can make them smaller than these to a really nice size.

I hope you will join us this month for our challenge.  We look forward in seeing what you have to share with us.  Up next Tuesday is the awesome Tracy so make sure to stop back to see what she has in share.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018


Welcome to  Tuesday's Inspiration here at  Craft-Dee BowZ

Barbara here and I have a cute card to share with you today.

I loved making this card and those stacked cups.

You know I would love to have a planter that looks like a set of stacked cups. Wouldn't that be cool!!!

The cup is a Bugaboo image and its called Teacup Flowers 2. They have 2 other teacup images with flowers as well so you may want to check those out too.

My bow - well as you may or may not know, I always use my Craft-Dee BowZ tool to make all my bows. I just happened to find this sheer ribbon that was a great match for the DP paper I was using. It's kind of a butterscotch color. For me, that sheer ribbon is my go-to ribbon because it's so easy to work with and makes super fluffy bows. This bow happens to be a triple loop bow.

This tool is small, portable, easy to store, easy to transport, easy to use. Are you more of a visual learner?? Me too. There are videos on YouTube that will walk you through the steps to make bows.
You can order one on the Craft-Dee BowZ blog here.
(Look on the left sidebar to place your order)

Here is a close-up of the bow.

For more info please visit my blog here

I hope you’ve enjoyed my project. 
Hope you will link a project to the Craft-Dee BowZ monthly challenge
Don’t forget, the theme every month is always Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow. 

Thanks for stopping by and come back next Tuesday for a new Tuesday Inspiration project
Til then, have a crafty week

Thursday, February 1, 2018

February Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Welcome back and it's time for our 
February Challenge
here at Craft-Dee BowZ

Last month's challenge was great 
with all your creative submissions.
Thanks so much for joining in the fun.

First let's take a look at our winners for January
Remember, the Winner, the Top 3 and the Honorable Mentions are all chosen on their merits,
 so make sure to get your creative juices flowing 
and send in your best creations.

Here is the winning submission
for the January Challenge
Carol Gill  (Submission # 11)

Congratulations Carol
Please email Barbara .....( for your prize
Please include CDB January Winner in the subject line
You have 7 days (February 8) to claim your prize
If unclaimed - prize will go to one of the top 3

Please grab the "winners badge" on the sidebar 
and we'd love it if you'd post it on your blog

January'sTOP 3 WINNERS
1. Sew Paper Paint (Submission #12)
2. Francesca (Submission #21)
3. Maryann Scrapbooking  (Submission #31)

Beth Brovold (Submission #36)
Please grab the badges on the sidebar here and 
post them on your blog.
We'd love it if you'd link back to our site here.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our January Challenge!!!

To view the prior challenges, just click on the Monthly Challenge tab at the top of the page.

A big thanks to our sponsor for our

The Prize for the February top winner will be 
4 Digital images
Check out all the great Bugaboo digital images here,
so check out what they have to offer, 
they have a fabulous selection.

The Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge Theme is Always:
Anything Goes and include a HANDMADE BOW.

For those who have no blog but use Splitcoast Stampers or Flicker,

this months code to use is CDB56

OK now let's check out the inspiration 
from our great designers
for our......
February Challenge





The designers have made super creative projects for you,
Hope you have enjoyed them.

Now we are looking forward to seeing your projects

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

If you have any questions, please email me at (

We are looking forward to seeing your creation here.

Our February challenge closes on February 27 at midnight.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Thinking of You

Hello everyone, Barbara here

Time for the last post for the month of January.

Speaking of time, this month has flown by, hasn't it!!!

The Craft-Dee BowZ challenge is still going on, and you have a few hours to submit your creative piece in our challenge. The theme is - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow. You still have time and you could be the next winner.

Let me share my card I made for you today.

My bow for this card is a single loop bow. I used a beautiful satin ribbon. 

The bow was so easy to make since I used my Craft-DeeBowZ tool

It's easy to use, lightweight, stores easily, is portable.
What more could you ask for?
Order one today, You won't be sorry.

Please stop over at my blog, for more information.

Thanks for stopping in today. Thursday is the start of the February challenge and we will be announcing the January challenge winners. 

Hope to see you then.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Christmas Cardinals

Hi, today's it's my turn to post a card on Craft-Dee BowZ since each member of our team gets a 'Tuesday" and guess what...this is my week!  My husband and I recently bought a house in a small town in Kentucky. We're doing renovations on the Kentucky house while we still live in Phoenix, and that is a challenge!  While in Kentucky over Christmas, in our 3 acre backyard, we saw some beautiful wildlife. One of the birds we saw were cardinals. Seeing them inspired me to use this beautiful image by Stampavie for my card.
I'd like you to see what I saw out my Kentucky kitchen window the day before Christmas.  Just this beautiful bright red spot in this dormant tree (and yes, I'm bribing them with seed bells all around the property).
I colored my image with Copics and used some 3-d white paint and glitter for snow falling.
And I will apologize now for my awful picture below. Some how, some way, I cut off the bottom of my bow when I took the photograph. I am so sorry for this awful picture, but you can at least see my pretty double looped satin bow with the pretty winter brad glued in the middle. Making bows is so easy with my bow tool.  I used to be pretty good at making bows by wrapping the ribbon around my fingers, but after getting my bow tool it's so much faster, easier and I save ribbon since every bow comes out great the first time. If you make bows for your cards, you really need to get this cute and compact bow tool
Our sponsor this month is Beccy's Place and the winner of this challenge will receive one set of digital stamps! 

I hope you've had a chance to look at the creations by Barb, Tracey and Kathy this month and that you've gotten your card posted to our challenge. Our challenge is ANYTHING GOES AND ADD A HAND MADE BOW!

                                                       Thanks for stopping by!