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Old 01-28-2011, 02:18
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Default PerkyBowz Angle Template from LAMB (Look At My Baby), they also make the Gator Bite

Has anyone here used LAMB's "PerkyBowz Angle Template" for "free hand" folding? It's long and made of paper. You use it to mark off the points that you fold on the ribbon.

They suggest using diappearing ink, but you need to rinse the ink with water.

Is that practical?

Or could you get away with using faint pencil marks?

I think the Gator Bite is $30.00 but you can get a $50.00 package that includes this template and a few sets of instructions.

I've been avoiding paying for the Gator Bite but it might be worth getting depending upon how good the template is and how good the instructions are.

I've read a lot about the Gator Bite on HG but very little about their other products. I'd appreciate any feedback.

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Old 01-28-2011, 02:24
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Default Re: PerkyBowz Angle Template from LAMB (Look At My Baby), they also make the Gator Bi

I bought a Gatorbite from a member here a few years ago and it had the PerkyBows template with it. IMO, the template was nothing to write home about. I think the free instructions here that tell you where to fold your ribbon are 99% the same thing. Not worth the money . . . again JMO.

LOVE my Gatorbite, though! Definitely worth it!
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I bought a Gatorbite from a member here a few years ago and it had the PerkyBows template with it. IMO, the template was nothing to write home about. I think the free instructions here that tell you where to fold your ribbon are 99% the same thing. Not worth the money . . . again JMO.

LOVE my Gatorbite, though! Definitely worth it!
Supposedly the template guides you on the angle to fold at, not just where to fold.

If you get the Gator Bite the template is only $2.00 or $3.00. Or you can get the Gator Bite, the template and a few sets of instructions for $50.00. The Gator Bite by itself is $30.00.

I didn't want to spend $30.00 for the Gator Bite by itself.

But at this point I'm sort of leaning towards buying the whole shebang. In for a penny, in for a pound. But that will depend upon whether I hear any good things about the instruction manuals.

As I said earlier most people rave about the Gator Bite but I don't hear much about the instructions.

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Default Re: PerkyBowz Angle Template from LAMB (Look At My Baby), they also make the Gator Bi

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Supposedly the template guides you on the angle to fold at, not just where to fold.

If you get the Gator Bite the template is only $2.00 or $3.00. Or you can get the Gator Bite, the template and a few sets of instructions for $50.00. The Gator Bite by itself is $30.00.

I didn't want to spend $30.00 for the Gator Bite by itself.

But at this point I'm sort of leaning towards buying the whole shebang. In for a penny, in for a pound. But that will depend upon whether I hear any good things about the instruction manuals.

As I said earlier most people rave about the Gator Bite but I don't hear much about the instructions.

Kel
You're right ~ it does show you the angle. I guess all I can add is that I tried and tried and tried with the angles and, yards upon yards of ribbon later, I didn't find it useful at all. I did better freehand folding them and putting them in the GB.

Hopefully someone else can chime in here.
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Old 01-28-2011, 05:17
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Default Re: PerkyBowz Angle Template from LAMB (Look At My Baby), they also make the Gator Bi

I use my gator bite all the time - I dont leave home without it when I make bows outside of the house. I didnt think the template was that great - I worked with it for days but didnt find it useful. Just my opinion.
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Default Re: PerkyBowz Angle Template from LAMB (Look At My Baby), they also make the Gator Bi

I know it's a bit of a long shot given the nature of the item (it looks like it's made of paper) and given the value but does anyone ever destash these?

Despite the overall negative impression I still think I might find it helpful but I don't want to pay LAMB $10.00 plus shipping and handling to find out.

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Old 01-28-2011, 07:05
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Default Re: PerkyBowz Angle Template from LAMB (Look At My Baby), they also make the Gator Bi

I have one and didn't like it at all. It was confusing and I think made things harder. There are two sides to the thing and they aren't clear which one to use. Even the little instruction book that came with it really didn't help much. It is really just a piece of cardstock. It reminded me of those paper rulers they give out in Sears when you are buying a washing machine and they want you to measure your doorway before they deliver.
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Default Re: PerkyBowz Angle Template from LAMB (Look At My Baby), they also make the Gator Bi

Where are you girls seeing that the gator bite is $30? It cost $19.99.

Plus, if you buy it right now, you get the PerkyBowz template + instruction book for $2.49 extra.

Am I missing something? Maybe I didn't read this thread right(?)
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Default Re: PerkyBowz Angle Template from LAMB (Look At My Baby), they also make the Gator Bi

I think this is what they are talking about. Looking at it, isn't it similar to what is on the HG store free instructions? With the "fold on the A, B, C etc."?
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Default Re: PerkyBowz Angle Template from LAMB (Look At My Baby), they also make the Gator Bi

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I think this is what they are talking about. Looking at it, isn't it similar to what is on the HG store free instructions? With the "fold on the A, B, C etc."?
Thanks, m2s ~ I guess I was reading the thread wrong
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