We are happy to bring you this week’s Featured Company: May Arts . In today’s spotlight you’ll learn more about May Arts, see a fantastic project by Karen Hanson and have the opportunity to win a “winners choice” of 2 spools of Ribbon from May Arts. (details at the end of this post). Please note that this give-away is only open to residents of Canada and the USA.
May Arts Designer – Karen Hanson
Today we welcome Karen Hanson. We are so excited to have her showcase her work today on Paper Crafter’s Library. You can see Karen’s fabulous project below, but first, here is a little more about her:
Karen Hanson is a wife, mom, blogger, and proud member of the May Arts design team, working out of the beautiful city of Calgary, Alberta.
She originally started crafting after receiving a Cricut for her first Mother’s Day, and has not really looked back.
While Karen works on all types of projects from cards, to home decor, to scrapbooking, ribbon finds it’s way onto almost everything she creates!
Celebrate Spring Banner
Spring in Calgary, Canada can be a bit of a strange thing – slow to start, with hints here and there that change is on the way.
Most of spring is actually spent thawing out, surrounded by cracking bark and hints of fresh green popping up ever so slowly. In fact, the real colour of spring here in Calgary comes from the sky; a big, bright prairie sky as far as the eye can see.
It is these blue and teal skies that we see most days during the coming season, with only a few grey days here and there. It was the Calgary spring skies that inspired this banner!
May Arts recently released the most beautiful collection of doubles-faced satin ribbon (HA-78), a collection of blues and greens and teals and turquoise . The collection is so beautiful together that you will want them all!
I decided to use each colour of the 7/8″ ribbon to add a bit of texture to a simple banner, simply tying and knotting each across the streamer line that held each banner piece together.
The banner pieces themselves were cut from paper from DCWV (each banner piece was simply cut to 5″x 6″ – a favourite dimension of mine for banners). I went with rustic wood grains to mimic much of what I see around me right now in my backyard, and what I will continue to see for much of the rest of spring.
Each banner piece was topped off with a letter cut with the Cricut Cartridge Don Juan, and topped off with a paper rose taken from DCWV’s Paper Rose Project stack.
I love that this banner celebrates the beauty of this season, even if that beauty isn’t what we typically think of for spring. I think I am actually going to have a hard time taking this one down!
May Arts Ribbon – 7/8 Inch Double Faced Satin (HA-78)
DCWV Paper – Gilded Stack and Project Stack (Paper Roses)
Cricut Cartridge – Don Juan
We hope you have enjoyed today’s feature. We want to extend a sincere thank you to Karen Hanson for her fabulous project and May Arts Ribbon for sharing their company with us. Be sure to visit May Arts to see more of their products and their blog for some inspiration! You can find them also on facebook, pinterest, twitter, instagram and youtube.
In order to enter the give-away to win your choice of any two spools of May Arts Ribbon, please leave us a comment in the comments section of this post. The winner will be announced next Wednesday. Please note that this give-away is only open to residents of Canada and the USA.