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!! Two lucky winners will receive a “winners choice” of 2 spools of Ribbon from May Arts.  One winner will be drawn from all the comments left here on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog to win AND one winner will be drawn from all the comments left on the May Arts 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 Jennifer Cowles.  You can see Jennifer’s fabulous project below, but first, here is a little more about Jennifer:

306jennifercowlesnew_head_shot-_bwMy name is Jenifer Cowles and I live in a small town in Idaho. 

I work in the IT Department by day and Scrap and Sew after the kiddos go to sleep by night.  I have 3 cutie pies ages 13-7 who give me tons to scrap about.

I have been doing some sort of crafting my entire life and my day just doesn’t feel complete without making something.  I love a challenge and can make just about anything. I love ribbon and really can’t make something that doesn’t have at least one piece of ribbon on it some place.
May Arts Creative Project

For my project I took a plain 9×6 spiral notebook and gave it a beautiful new cover in just a few spare moments.  On the bottom corner of my patterned paper I did a little silk ribbon embroidered rose with some french knot flowers clustered on the sides.

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The May Arts leaf ribbon is perfect to wind around and through some of the flower clusters.  Using the May Arts bakers twine I quickly embroidered “Notes” along the bottom, and woven through a doily towards the top to tie everything together.  After all the fun details were applied I adheared it to the notebook along with a cute polka-dot ribbon along the spiral to tie it all together.  It immediately went from bleh to WOW, in no time at all.


May Arts ribbons:
Patterned paper: My little Shoebox
Doily: Curtsey Boutique

We hope you have enjoyed today’s feature. We want to extend a sincere thank you to Jennifer for her fabulous projects and May Arts for sharing their company with us. Be sure to visit May Arts 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!

84 replies on “Featured Company: May Arts”

  1. Oh, this notebook is gorgeous and an easy peasy idea for a craft sale. Who wouldn’t want a lovely notebook with a ribbon rose on it? And Notes written in ribbon. What a great idea.

  2. Wow how super amazing is this Love the handmade Ribbon rose and the word is super cool how you made it. super cool way to alter a spiral notebook thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

  3. I LOVE the notebook. The wood grain paper looks great, and the ribbon—May Arts is my favorite ribbon company!

  4. I like your roses–I have those leaves, and can now make some roses of my own. Thanks for the idea.

  5. The flowers are gorgeous. I can see them used on lots of different projects. If May Arts doesn’t have it, it doesn’t exist! 🙂

  6. Your notebook is so adorable. I love the flower too. I love what we can do with May arts ribbon.

  7. Gorgeous job of dressing up the notebook Jenifer! Love the pretty flower clusters and leaf ribbon! May Arts ribbon is always a favorite to work with!

  8. This is my all time FAVORITE brand of ribbon. There are so many beautiful choices. Two, really, only two. How could I ever choose. I will figure it out just give me a shot.

  9. I don’t know one women who would not love to get this beautiful ribbon — we all love ribbon!! I love the May Arts wide polka dot ribbon! The rose is gorgeous – thanks for a chance to win!!

  10. Ribbon on any project seems to give it a real lift and May Arts ribbons are just beautiful

  11. I love the way a notebook can be so fancy with a pretty ribbon. Thank you for a chance to win.

  12. I would love to own the whole ribbon wall. The sight of all of that ribbon makes my heart beat faster.
    Gorgeous!!!! Picking two rolls of ribbon for me would be like a kid in a candy store. So Sweet!!!!
    Great idea weaving the bakers twine through the doily.

  13. Pretty snazzy notebook and beautiful ribbon rose. Thanks for the chance to win May Arts ribbon!

  14. Thanks for working with the leaders of our industry , truly appreciate the team work. Lovely project sample today featuring May Arts.
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  15. Love the ribbon and love the ribbon organizer. Oh that my ribbon was so easy to find! Thanks for the chance to win!

  16. my ribbon roses never turn out as nicely as the one shown… I guess I’ll need to practice some more. … I’ll be sure to do so if I WIN more ribbon!

  17. Absolutely love the ribbon rose and notebook, but even more so, the ribbon display! Wow! I am in heaven when I have my hands on ribbon. Thank you for the opportunity to win some.

  18. Wow! I’ve never made flowers from ribbon…very pretty. Are you able to give instructions on how to make the flowers? Thanks!

  19. Love Maya ribbon. I try to add some to all of my projects, it always adds that something special.

  20. What a great idea! I have so many plain notebooks that could definitely use a pretty design. I really like the leaf ribbon – so many different ways to use it.

  21. I am addicted to ribbon!! There’s so much versatility with ribbon on any project. May Arts is my go-to ribbon supplier. They have such gorgeous colors, designs and material. Jennifer, I love your project. The rose is beautiful! Thank you for the chance at winning this fantastic prize.

  22. It is amazing what wonderful ideas people come up with for the uses of ribbon. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  23. I just love May Arts ribbon and those rolled ribbon roses are so pretty! Thanks for the chance to win!

  24. What a beautiful notebook! I love those ribbon roses and the way you embroidered with the bakers twine. WOW!!

  25. Like shoes, a girl can never have to much ribbon!! Wow May Arts Ribbon is beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win a pair of shoes, I mean ribbon!

  26. Beautiful ribbon and rose. Love May Arts ribbon. There’s always room for more ribbon in the stash!

  27. May Arts has the most amazing ribbon! I have purchased yards and yards over the years from my LAS.

  28. Love May Arts. The ribbon roses on the notebook are so simple and really makes the notebook stand out.

  29. Gorgeous ribbon, love seeing all the colors and textures. What a great way to decorate a notebook

  30. I don’t use ribbon nearly enough. I love it. but because of mailing most of my cards I hate paying extra cause it has a ribbon and is “lumpy”. Then I forget about it when I am just giving a card – dang it.

  31. OMG Andrea…this is AWESOME! Do you really have that much ribbon??? LOL! Thank you for offering this to us…OH MY! I have ribbon hanging from the ceiling but not enough to fill this…Maybe it’s time I get a new craft room! 🙂 Thank you Andrea! kt

  32. What a beautiful notebook! I love May Arts ribbon! Thanks so much for the chance to win some:D

  33. Would love the chance to win the FABULOUS ribbon. Found myself collecting ribbon (too pretty to use!) and have made a conscious effort to start using it in all my projects – now I am ADDICTED!! Thanks for the great ideas on how to use it!!!

  34. Love the notebook decoration and I love the May Arts ribbon. So many colors and styles to choose from. Thanks for a chance to win some.

  35. I love the rainbow of ribbons from May Arts. I would dearly love to add it to my art collection!

  36. love the notebook, simply gorgeous. Don’t know how I will choose just 2 rolls of ribbon they are all beautiful.

  37. I have never seen leaf ribbon before. If I win, I’m definitely buying some of that!

  38. GREAT PROJECT! i WOULD DIE TO HAVE A RIBBON STASH LIKE THAT! (yes, I was yelling! With excitement over the possibility of winning!)

  39. Charming notebook!! Thanks so much for the chance to win some of this lovely ribbon!

  40. Adorable notebook- love the flower! I have some of the leaf ribbon- may have to give that a try. Thanks for the chance!

  41. Jennifer I love everything about the notebook. So cute. I hope I am a winner for the ribbon.

  42. Adorable way to dress up a notebook and make one that seemed masculine into a girly one. I love it.

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