Today we are excited to welcome back this week’s Featured Company May Arts and to share a beautiful creation from one of their designers using some gorgeous May Arts Ribbon.

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 bring you another fabulous May Arts project. 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!

And, we also have a give-a-way for you!! The lucky winner will receive a “winners choice” of 2 spools of Ribbon from May Arts. The winner will be drawn from all the comments left here on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog to win. You certainly have a lot to choose from:

May Arts Ribbon

Remember, each comment you leave is one entry, so be sure to visit today not only for the great project idea, 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 Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Special May Arts Guest Designer

Today we a special project for you created by May Arts Guest Designer Karen Baker. You can see Karen’s fabulous project below, but first, here is a little more about Karen:


I’m a mother to two busy boys and graphic designer by trade. I create in my spare time, a reprieve from my full time day job in hospital billing.








May Arts Guest Designer Project

I always try to think outside the box when it comes to crafting, as well as stretching my supplies. Today I’ve got two cards to show you that use some unconventional ribbon products offered by May Arts.


My first card showcases the “Box of Flowers” from May Arts. I chose to stamp an intricate design on the white flower, and adhere it to a bright card base that had been stamped with leaves and a sentiment and wrapped in the extremely versatile May Arts Burlap Ribbon. I love how the stamping transforms the flower into a unique piece of artwork, and how I was able to match the burlap string to the ink to make a more cohesive design.


The second card features stamping on the ribbon as well – this time on the May Arts Faux Suede Leaves. I really enjoy how the stamping adds just that one extra element of intricacy to the already beautiful leaves. I adhered these to a card base with a stamped sentiment that had been wrapped with May Arts Burlap Ribbon and added a paper flower for the finishing touch.

I hope that you are able to explore the May Arts Ribbon site for yourself, they offer so many cool and unconventional ribbons that coordinate and can be customized!

Supplies Used

Card 1:
May Arts Box of Flowers in White (439-01), May Arts Burlap String in Grape (SM36), Modern Mehndi Stamp Set by Lil’ Inker Designs, Fuschia StazOn Ink, Onyx Versafine Ink, Enamel Accents in Black by Ranger, Glue Dots, Bazzill Cardstock

Card 2:

May Arts Burlap String in Forest (SM16), May Arts Faux Suede Leaves in Olive (XL16), Modern Mehndi Stamp Set by Lil’ Inker Designs, Onyx Versafine Ink, Glue Dots, Bazzill Cardstock, Paper Flower by Prima

We hope you have enjoyed today’s feature. We want to extend a sincere thank you to Karen Baker for her fabulous projects and May Arts for sharing their company with us. Be sure to visit May Arts blog to see more of their great products and to enter the fabulous give-away.

In order to enter the give-away to win the ribbon rolls, please leave us a comment in the comments section of this post and visit May Arts to leave a comment on their blog as well. Winners will be announced next week on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog!

39 replies on “Featured Company: May Arts”

  1. You can always count on May Arts to have any kind of ribbon you need for all of your projects.

  2. I just made 80 diecut teacups. I wrapped ribbon around the bottom of the cup and I’ve about used up all of my ribbon. I could use some replacements. thanks.

  3. Thanks to Karen for sharing her pretty cards with us! May Arts is always my top choice for ribbons and trims… so many beautiful choices!

  4. Love the second card. I never thought of stamping on ribbon other than words on your thicker width ribbons so this was a great inspirational card for me. What a clever idea. Also, the leaves look like they have been done with the black burlap ribbon as well.

    Thanks for your creativity.

  5. May Arts is one of the best companies I have found for ribbon and ideas and Karen is so talented. Winning ribbon from May Arts has got to be a major plus for any crafter.

  6. Love the cards! Thank you for the chance to win this blog candy! I’ll admit that I’ve never used May Arts, but you’ve made me excited to try.

  7. May Arts & Karen Baker…a wonderfully, inspirational duo! I’ve been following Karen’s blog for quite some time and she never ceases to amaze me with her talent and incredible creations!

  8. Lovely cards and who couldn’t
    always use more ribbon!
    Thanks for the chance
    to win.
    Carla from Utah

  9. These cards are both so pretty! I love May Arts Ribbons and use them almost exclusively for all my projects!! ! Would love to win 2 spools!! Thanks fofr the chance to!

  10. May Arts can always be counted on for quality and simply gorgeous ribbons. Love their ribbon! Thanks for the chance at 2 rolls of gorgeousness. The only problem for the winner will be to pick just 2!

  11. I am addicted to ribbon, and the May Arts ribbons have me swooning. Would love a chance to have some of there gorgeous ribbon.

  12. I try to use ribbons on every card I make and just about every scrap book layout. May Arts’ selections are extensive and gorgeous. I could never go wrong with their products.
    BTW- this card embellishing tutorial was great.

  13. The flowers are so pretty. Love the idea of stamping on the petals to give them detail. I’d love to win two rolls of ribbon. Thanks.

  14. I have always loved the possibilities using burlap fabric and ribbon. The colors today are so bright and engaging. I tend to be a saver. I use little bits of ribbon scraps to trim cards. Anything over an inch goes into the SAVE bin. Burlap “thread” ribbon is a perfect trim for cards going through the mail. Great inspirations today.

  15. Love the stamping on the ribbon, it made the flower so unique. And what a great way to do leaves!!!

  16. Absolutely love May Arts ribbon. Hands down my favorite choice. Love the way you used it so creatively stamping directly on it. Lovely!

  17. I love May Arts’ ribbons and have used several of them in the past. They are awesome!

  18. I’ve never tried stamping on flowers before! Love this look!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  19. May Arts Ribbons are always beautiful. I love the stamping on these. I can’t wait to give it a try!

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