May 08 2009

Bow Easy Tutorial – Woo Hoo, I did it!

Published by at 2:40 pm under U-Tube Video Tutorials

Thank you my dear friend Jenn for all your help – I most certainly couldn’t have done it without you.ย  Thank you Stephen, you’re my greatest accomplishment, I love you dearly!

Stephen reloaded the video on YouTube via his MAC, pulling my computer off the project, and with Jenn Balcer’s video tech knowledge and step-by-step over-the-phone assistance, this very tech challenged old gal was finally able to get the tutorial posted.ย  Phew, I’m tired!

Ladies, please be kind . . . LOL . . . this is my first attempt and hopefully, with time, I’ll catch on.

EDITING TO ADD:ย  For those of you who don’t have a Bow Easy and want to know where you can find it, here’s a link to Sharon Johnson’s Stamp Simply Ribbon Store where it can be purchased for the very low fee of $6.

I wish you all a wonderful weekend with your loved ones!


67 responses so far

67 Responses to “Bow Easy Tutorial – Woo Hoo, I did it!”

  1. stella says:

    Great video Jerri-you did an awesome job, very clear and easy to understand! Now I just have to find my bow easy! It was worth waiting for! stella:-)

  2. Jenn says:

    Way to go, Jerri! It’s that first time that’s the roughest. . .now you should be a champ and get them done at your leisure! ๐Ÿ™‚ I look forward to seeing more from you!

  3. Judy says:

    Jerri – great video – just enough info and very clear ………now I’m off to buy the bow easy!!!



  4. Rebekka says:

    yahoooooo :), I was just thinking that “I wish she would do a video tutorial” ๐Ÿ™‚ And this is great, thanks. I am off to buy mine.

  5. This was a great video tutuorial. I can hardly wait for my bow easy to arrive. Have a lovely weekend.

  6. pinky says:


    Your video is great and easy to understand! Thanks so much for the tutorial…I cannot wait for my bow to come in soon. Thanks so much, gf!

  7. Sue Kment says:

    I have been looking at this darn contraption on Jenny’s blog trying to figure out how it worked…you make it look so easy! Definitely going to get me one of these! Great tutorial!

  8. Jean says:

    Jerri, loved the video. I just purchased a bow makers and was anxious to see how it worked…you did a great job! Thanks for sharing….

  9. Tosh says:

    Fabulous tutorial Jerri!!

  10. Jerri, this is fabulous — what a great job — so clear and simple — just as it is! Thank you!!!

  11. Nimue says:

    Jerri, the video is great. I can’t believe how grown up you sound. You made the whole process crystal clear. I’m just waiting for Sharon to get my Bow Easy in stock. Can’t wait. Thanks so much for the tutorial – Nimmy

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  13. cards4u says:

    Thanks – you did a great job!!

  14. Rose Ann says:

    What a great tutorial, Jerri!! Thank you for taking the time and effort to put this together!!

  15. Thanks for the great tutorial video!

  16. Erica Fields says:

    Oh DRAT!! Why can’t I have this in time for Mother’s Day…can’t use ’em on Father’s Day cards…bummer. What a nifty tool. Surely there will be a run on these…I only hope Sharon will let me get 3 so that I can give away 2 as gifts.
    Thanks so much Jerri. Your video sealed the deal. OK, enuf’ said.

  17. Cathy says:

    I can’t believe it was that easy! Your bows on your cards are simply to die for and I can hardly wait until my Bow East arrives.

    Thank you so much for sharing.

  18. Becky B says:

    Thank you Jerri! You know I have been waiting for your video! You did a great job. you made it so easy for us. I got a bow easy! Wow, so simple, I am not bow challenged any more! Jerri you are fantastic! Thank you again.

  19. Dealbaida says:

    Thank you for a clear, easy-to-follow video Jerri. Only wish they sold the Boweasy “over here”.

    (aka Iamedsmum on You Tube!)

  20. Vicky Gould says:

    Thank you so much, Jerri!! What a perfect video! I just ordered my Boweasy and can’t wait to get it – I can never make a bow right! What a gorgeous card you used to demonstrate! Have a blessed day!

  21. Joyce across the pond says:

    Unfortunately I am not getting sound….checked everything I know…however will work it out by the film. Thanks for perservering with it Jerri.

  22. Lois (clownmom) says:

    Great tutorial, Jerri! And what a great tool! Congrats on your “techie” achievement!

  23. Kittie says:

    Great job on your tutorial, Jerri! I was so intimidated when I did my first recording. I stopped and started about 50 times. That’s a fun looking little tool.

  24. Carla says:

    Fantastic video tutorial, Jerri! Thanks so much for sharing! Can’t wait until my Bow Easy comes in from Sharon!

  25. Sharon W. says:

    Thank You for not giving up and getting the tutorial going, it helped alot and thanks once again.

  26. Kathie says:


    Make sure the sound is turned up on the video itself as well as on your pc. Hope this helps.

  27. Silke Ledlow says:

    Hey – GF!!! You did a fab job on the tutorial!!! You rock!!!

    BTW – I looked at Michael’s for this product, but our store did not carry it at this time…where did you get yours??? ~TFS~

  28. Donna says:

    You did a fantastic job. Loved it. I want one of those ribbon makers!!!
    Hope you have more videos to come..

  29. shirley henry says:

    Congratulations on your first video tutorial! Very easy to i just have to find one of these Bow Easy in Australia!

  30. It was sweet to hear your voice Jerri! I am really thankful you shared this with everyone. What a neat little invention! Thanks for taking the time to do this video! It is great!

  31. Neva says:

    My Goodness!! That is so easy & I had struggled with mine forever to get the thing to produce a bow. I am glad I wasn’t the only one not able to decipher the directions!! Thank you!! Now to find the dang thing & practice!!

  32. Kathie says:

    Thank you for your video. I tried following the instruction sheet that came with the Bow Easy and found it hard to use.

  33. Susan Joyce says:

    Thanks for the very clear Video. It makes tying bows look so easy. Now I just have to hope my name is picked to win one.

  34. Excellent video! I love this Bow Easy, and I”m definitely going to have to get one.
    Thank you so much for showing us how to do this.

  35. Jenny Gropp says:

    Jerri! You video star!!!!! Your tutorial is awesome — clear and easy to follow! Perfect! Thank you so much for doing this… sorry to hear of your struggles. The last video I had anything to do with was VHS — so I am REALLY in the video dark ages! many thanks to your video partners! It is such a strange looking little tool, seeing how easy and quick it is to tie a perfect bow is amazing – this will be so helpful to all those people like me who have a hard time following written directions and need something visual! Great job!

  36. Rockin’!! Great tutorial/video Jerri!!

  37. Joan Fricker says:

    Wow Jerri, you did an excellent job showing how easy the Bow-Easy is to use.
    I am sure glad you kept at it until you “got it”. Thank Steven and Jenn for us too!

    I know everyone is going to be “beaten” down Sharon’s door for this wonderful tool.

    Great job!!


  38. WHAT A GREAT VIDEO! I personally enjoyed it and I want a Bow Easy. I see that this is a great and easy to use tool. I hope that you will make more videos. Your cards are so pretty and such an inspiration for my group at the senior center. I teach card making to a few “ladies” and we donate the cards to a local charity that gives goodie baskets to shut-ins and Hospice patients, with everyday necessities that are sometimes too expensive to buy on a fixed income. I once was the recipient when I was very ill and since God blessed me with remission, I started this group and we give back to help others who are not so fortunate. I will show this to my girls and we look forward to more from you! Thanks!

  39. Thank you *very* much for making the bow tutorial. I love adding bows to my cards and now with your help I will be able to make bows that are different. I will be buying the bow easy tool ASAP. Thanks again.


  40. This is a GREAT tutorial! I’ll definitely be needing one of these tools!

  41. Cathy says:

    Oh, wow, fabulous tutorial, fabulous bows…. what a great Mother’s Day gift (getting to see how this is done)!!!

    Thanks for sharing!


  42. LeAnne says:

    Totally awesome! Oh dear, I feel a purchase coming on!

  43. MSBetsyZ says:

    Wow! Great job with the video! My Bow Easy is on its way (along with a nice sampler of ribbons, lol) from Sharon’s as we speak. After watching your video, I’m sure I’ll be able to use it right away with little learning curve. Gotta say, this tool seems like it’ll be a godsend for many of us who have trouble with our hands…my fingers really fumble a lot and this should help a lot! Thanks so much for this! ~Betsy

  44. Velta says:

    Of course you did it!!!!

  45. Carol R says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your bow making technique. An excellent tool to have. Have a wonderful Mother’s Day.

  46. Elaine Allen says:

    Jerri –

    Awesome job with the video. Very clear and easy to understand. Thank you and look forward to more videos from you. Happy Mother’s Day!!

    Elaine Allen

  47. Sandy Knecht says:

    I was unable to decipher the direction too. They were clear as mud! You did a great job even though I still struggled with it, but I finally got it. That you so much. I bought the bow maker about a year ago, tried it and put it in the drawer and it has been there ever since. I had to go search which drawer I put it in. Again, thank you so much!

  48. Cynde says:

    Great Tutorial Video Jerri!!!! You make it look so easy. With my arthritis and bad joints I always feeling like Fumble Fingers with little pieces. I think even I could do this….I’m gong to give it a try! I stand a better chance with this , than doing them on my own without the template to help. Thanks for the Video, you did a GREAT Job!!! Hugs, Cynde

  49. Deb Saaranen says:

    What a fantastic video Jerri! It looks so easy when you show it– I can’t wait to get my Bow Easy! Thanks so much!

  50. nancy littrell says:

    OMG Jerri, what an awesome video tutorial ๐Ÿ™‚ I am going to order a Bow Easy soon. What a wonderfully easy way to make a gorgeous bow…….every time ๐Ÿ™‚ TFS

  51. Kathy B says:

    I bought one of these from Sharon before she ran out and am anxious for it to arrive so I can try it out. I look forward to viewing your video again when I have my gadget in hand!

  52. Conniecrafter says:

    Well that looks easy enough ๐Ÿ™‚ TFS!

  53. Sharlene Wale says:

    Great job on the video! I hope this means we will be seeing lots of video tutorials from you.

  54. Valerie says:

    Wonderful video! I will have to get a bow easy.

    Thanks for taking the time to share.

  55. Deah =) says:

    Would’ve never purchased that tool w/o seeing how easy it was to use….thanks so much for sharing! The bows are incredible! =) The next time I see one, I’ll just have to snatch one up!
    And I wouldn’t have known it was your first video if you didn’t tell us. =) It was the perfect pace to see exactly what was happening and I could clearly understand everything you said…great job! =)

  56. Pat Woodruff says:

    I have had my Bow Easy for at least 10 years. It looked so easy when I saw it demonstrated!! Took me 3 hours to find it this afternoon and i have been working with your video ever since. I think I am finally getting it – but I think you make it look easier than I am finding it!! Thanks so much for doing the video.

  57. Dawn B. says:

    Thank you so much for this video. I just got one of these. How fun. I can’t wait to make lots of bows. You did a great job… You’re a pro…

  58. Jerri, You did a great job!! Can’t wait to see more video tutorials from you!! I have a Bow-Easy thanks to you and thanks to mom who bought it after reading about it here ๐Ÿ˜‰ So a big thank you for enabling her. Hope you enable her to buy me more stuff ๐Ÿ˜‰

  59. Lizette says:

    Thanks! Love it!! Truly awesome. Just need to get the bow easy now.

  60. Dawn says:

    hey!! guess you can teach an “old” dog new tricks!! well done kiddo!! yes, I ordered one…and one for Amber too =)

    now, we expect to see more videos!! bwahahahaha

  61. Louise says:

    f-a-n-t-a-s-t-i-q-u-e !!!! Jerri
    j’adore ce que tu fais, mais encore plus fantastique si on peux apprendre comme il faut ร  le faire. j’espรจre qu’il y en aura encore d’autres vidรฉo….
    Furthermore, you are very generous of your time and explanations when I write you.. Really you are a pearl!!!!

  62. Sonya Appel says:

    I got my bow easy in the mail and now I am watching your great video on how to use it! Now I will have to get some of that pretty silk ribbon also! My problem is that I want ALL the colors, lol! You are so talented you should make dvd’s or books on your techiques and design! I’m sure that they would sell out!

  63. Oh my word Jerri! I haven’t been by for a while…so sorry, and here you have me emptying my wallet! What a fabulous toy, and your bows are marvelous. I’ve scrolled through all your designs of late, and they literally take my breath away! So much detail and such amazing watercoouring. I bow to you my friend…you are amazing!

  64. Deb Saaranen says:

    I finally got a chance to use my Bow Easy!!! Wow– it IS easy– your tutorial helped me so very much! It’s so nice to see it in video form! Thanks again Jerri!

  65. Konnie Burlon says:

    Thanks Jerri for the wonderful tutorial. You made the Bow Easy look easy!!

  66. Pat (mspfd) says:

    Thanks so much for the tutorial.

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