Welcome to Day 4 of May Arts Week on the Paper Crafter’s Library Blog! We’re so excited to partnering with May Arts to showcase their stunning ribbons. I don’t know about you, but here at Paper Crafter’s Library we’re ribbon lovers – you’ll find ribbon on almost all of our projects – which is why we’re so thrilled to have May Arts as an Invited Sponsor. You haven’t seen ribbon until you’ve seen May Arts Ribbon – they offer a multitude of different colors and styles of ribbon to suit any preference and taste – and all of it, top quality!
Every day this week we’ll be sharing fantastic projects featuring May Arts ribbons created by both the May Arts Design Team as well as the Paper Crafter’s Library Designers/Educators. At the end of this week, two lucky winners will receive their choice of FOUR rolls of ribbon from the May Arts website. One winner will be drawn from all the comments left either here on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog or the Paper Crafter’s Library Facebook page , and one winner will be drawn from all the comments left either on the May Arts Blog or the May Arts Facebook Page. Remember, each comment you leave is one entry, so be sure to visit every day not only for the great project ideas, but also to enter your name into our give-away.
About May Arts
May Arts Ribbon was founded in the early 1980’s in Riverside, Connecticut. The original products were high-end silk flowers imported from Taiwan, which were decorated using quality ribbons. The decorative ribbons proved so popular among customers that the business gradually evolved into a dedicated ribbon wholesaler.
As a family-owned and operated business, May Arts began a long-standing tradition of quality, affordability and exceptional customer service. We are dedicated to carrying on this same tradition by offering high quality products at competitive prices. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is always happy to answer your questions or to assist you in placing your order.
May Arts carries a wide selection of quality ribbons to choose from; such as grosgrain, silk, satin, burlap and a variety of prints and patterns. All inventory is held in stock, so we can ship orders out right away—typically the same day.
Where to Buy May Arts Ribbons
The May Arts website is their wholesale site for online and brink and mortar retailers. We’ve linked to it so that you can easily view their entire product line in one place. There are numerous places where you can purchase May Arts Ribbons including many local scrapbook stores as well as online stores. Two of the online stores that carry the biggest selections that we are aware of include Amazon, who carry the complete May Arts Ribbon Line (plus you can qualify for free shipping). Click on the link we provided and it will take you to our May Arts Ribbon Search Results. To find a particular ribbon, go to the May Arts website, find the name of the ribbon and color and then enter that into your Amazon search results. Please note that through Amazon you’re buying by the roll. Most other online and local scrapbook stores sell May Arts Ribbon by the yard. One of the online stores that carries a great selection is Ribbon Carousel.
May Arts Designer Project
Our May Arts Designer today is Jen Shears. You can see her project below but for now, here is a little more about Jen:
My name is Jen Shears and I’m thrilled to be a Prima Ribbonista on the May Arts blog team!!! Working on the May Arts blog has been an amazing experience! I’ve been ‘crafty’ as long as I can remember- card making, scrapbooking, sewing- a little bit of everything! I’m married to a wonderfully supportive man, Cory, who encourages me in my creative outlets. I have a 7 year old daughter, Hadley, who enjoys creating right alongside me! I am mainly a stay-at-home-mom; although I do work one day/week as a dental hygienist. Besides crafting I enjoy gardening, photography, boating and anything resembling play!
Jen here from May Arts and I’m excited to share a couple of projects with you today! My first project is a scrapbook page- and a current one at that!
I started with Core’dinations cardstock (the Jenni Bowlin red & black line) as my base. I sanded it to reveal the big polka dots & then picked out a rainbow of ribbon! I’ve used the following May Art ribbons (from left to right):
-sheer box pleat in red
-1/2” solid/wrinkle in red
-3/8” grosgrain in red
-5/8” sheer ruffle edge in orange
-1/2” solid/wrinkle in orange
-1/2” woven burlap in yellow
-3/8” double faced satin in yellow
-3/4” twill stripes in yellow
-1/2” solid/wrinkle in parrot green
-5/8” satin scallop edge in parrot green
-1” satin grosgrain edge in olive
-1/2” solid/wrinkle in olive
-3/4” twill stripes in light blue
-1/2” solid/wrinkle in light blue
-1/2” woven burlap in navy
-5/8” sheer ruffle edge in navy
-5/8” textured lines in lavender/light blue
-1/8” velvet in purple
For my title I used American Craft Thickers- and that bit of rainbow paper is from the Core’dinations paper stack cover! The stamp is from Pink Paislee with grey ink. I’ve also used some of the new DCWV chalkboard paper for my journaling area. Using a light colored prisma pencil, it really looks like a chalkboard! I tied some ivory burlap string around the whole strip.
I started with a little over 6” of each, ran a bit of adhesive across my page to lightly tack them down, and then followed with machine stitching. For some added detail & security I machine stitched around the whole border.
After I trimmed my ribbon off the bottom of the page I had a rainbow of scraps, so I put those to work for a quick card!
I didn’t have room for all of them on the card base, so I chose enough for a fun rainbow. I machine stitched them in place & tied some black burlap string around the panel. A stamped sentiment finishes it off!
Thank you to Papercrafter’s Library for inviting us today! And thank you for your time! I hope you’ve been inspired!
Paper Crafter’s Library Designer Projects
Now you can see a few projects created by Tracy here at Paper Crafter’s Library. First off we have a video tutorial for a beautiful ribbon key chain Tracy created using May Arts Polka Dot Grosgrain ribbon. With the simple addition of a ribbon clasp and some charms and crystals you have a quick, easy but gorgeous little gift you can give someone.
You can view a video on how to create this ribbon key chain here.
We also have a video tutorial on this adorable pair of dollar store flip flops which Tracy turned from ordinary to extraordinary using May Arts Ruffled Ribbon and Wired Flower Ribbon. Such an easy way to dress up a plain pair of flip flops for that special little girl.
You can watch a video on how Tracy created the embellished flip flops here.
Our last project – a Paper Crafter’s Library Member exclusive is this stunning Embellished Throw Pillow shown below. Tracy embellished a simple white pillow using the May Arts brown Leaf Ribbon to create the vines, and then an assortment of Prima Flowers in earth tones on the vines.
There is a video tutorial and handout for this project available to our Paper Crafter’s Library members.
So there you have it! Day 4 of our celebration of May Arts! Be sure to stay tuned for tomorrow’s post with more great projects and another free video tutorial!
A Bit About Paper Crafter’s Library
The world of paper crafting is HUGE! Whether you are a beginner, or you’ve been creating for years, the sheer number of different products, tools, techniques and project ideas can be overwhelming. After spending 6 years helping thousands of paper crafters around the world become more successful in the creative space through her series of kits, digital tutorials and online classes, Andrea Walford began looking for a new approach to education. In 2011 she launched Paper Crafter’s Library – the first, and still to this day, only website that provides an all-in-one learning solution for paper crafters. With almost 800 videos currently in their library and 4-5 new videos added each week, Paper Crafter’s Library offers comprehensive training on products, tools, techniques, and project ideas. From beginner through to advanced, whether your interest is in stamping, card making, scrapbooking, creating 3D items or altered art – you’ll find all the resources you need to navigate the world of paper crafting in ONE place, organized and indexed so that it’s quick and easy to find.
Be sure to sign up for our free email newsletter which features weekly video tutorials. For more information about Paper Crafter’s Library and how we can help you take your paper crafting to the next level, check out the Benefits of Becoming a Member.
May Arts Ribbon Give-Away
To enter to win 4 rolls of May Arts Ribbon of your choice, please leave your comment below. Also, be sure to stop by the May Arts Blog when you see the Paper Crafter’s Library post published for another chance to win, and tell them Paper Crafter’s Library sent you! Winner will be announced on Friday!