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 Erin Thiem. You can see Erin’s fabulous projects below, but first, here is a little more about Erin:

I’m a paper lover who has come to use May Arts on nearly ever project I do, whether it’s CAS cards, fun individual wine bottle labels or gift card holders.

When I’m not creating I’m either running the small family owned motel the
Outside Inn (, taking photos for my local blog r hanging out with my family.


May Arts Featured Project:
Card and Coordinating Gift Tag

I’m here with a fun project using May Arts ribbon and some of the new Hero Arts Stamp Your Story goodies.


I was inspired by Shari’s video on the Hero Arts blog using their new daubers and large background stamp.
I grabbed a trio of the daubers and added the inks to the stamp, sprayed with water before laying a piece of cardstock on top of the stamp. I used the tip of pressing a paper towel on top of the stamp to help absorb the extras and that worked great. I love the artsy feel of the background.

Next up take 2 May Arts Sheer Chiffon flowers and use the daubers to color in the flowers. The jumbo May Arts leaves were the perfect size, so I cut individual leaves and added a cluster under the flowers.
To complete my card I stamped a PTI sentiment to the bottom and added the panel to a separate
piece of cardstock.

I wanted to make a gift tag to go along with my card, so I started by creating a coordination button with an extra stamped sheet using the same technique above. To give the button a little something extra I added a layer of May Arts 2 ½ inch sheer ribbon over the stamped card stock and then added the whole button to the May Arts inked flower. To complete the look I die cut out a tag with another inked up card sheet and then used a piece of May Arts solid wrinkle ribbon around the center and tied up with May Arts woven velvet and silk. 612project

Supplies used in card:

May Arts Sheer Chiffon flowers
May Arts jumbo leaves
Hero Arts Painted Canvas Background Stamp
Hero Arts daubers
PTI Happy Trails sentiment
Versafine black ink
PTI Rustic White card stock
Mr. Mister water spray bottle

Supplies in Tag:

May Arts Sheer Chiffon flowers
May Arts 2 ½ inch sheer ribbon
May Arts woven velvet
May Arts silk
PTI Tag It Sale Die
Hero Arts Painted Canvas Background Stamp
Hero Arts daubers
Imaginisce i-top

Thanks for checking out my creative goodies.
We hope you have enjoyed today’s feature. We want to extend a sincere thank you to Erin Thiem 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!

94 replies on “Featured Company: May Arts”

  1. love these creations
    and I’m really in love with that stamp!
    thanks for sharing!

  2. I love, love your card and tag, Erin!! I am just getting into this new trend for the splashes (or as I call it the “grunge look.” Your directions were awesome — just wish I had this stamp so I could make a copy of both projects. Thank you Andrea for always showcasing such great artists, I totally love coming to your blog!!

  3. Loved your project and you make it look so easy but I am all
    thumbs and know it is much harder than it looks. great job.

  4. I love the custom button on the tag! I love the colors! I love the stamped background! and the flowers!!! I really love it all!!

  5. I love Erin’s card and tag set! I am going to have to try that stamp technique-I love the hand painted look!

  6. Love it Erin…you did a fantastic job at making your card. Thanks for sharing with us all!

  7. Wow this is great ….I’ve been wanting to craft with ribbons
    I’m praying I win.

  8. Love the card and tag, Erin! Fun stamp you used, and the May Arts Sheer Chiffon flower ribbon looks fantastic colored with the daubers! Yummy colors!

  9. I have never seen a stamp like that, I thought you just oozed ink down the page. It is really neat how you colored your flower to the perfect shades.

  10. I can’t wait to try this technique! Love everything on the card & tag. I want it all. Beautiful samples!

  11. That card is STUNNING! LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors and those flowers are to die for! The tag is adorable also! TFS!

  12. That dyed ribbon is “to die for.” Very impressive on an already impressive background. I’d have never thought to use a sheer ribbon over the stamped card stock to make the beautiful button. Nice…very nice. I love ’em!

  13. Thank you for sharing not only the beautiful card & tag with clear instructions, but also the detailed information on how to acquire May Arts ribbon through Amazon. As I am fairly new to card crafting, I very much appreciate the attention to detail.

  14. That is a cool stamp. Love what you did with the ribbon for this tag. The big covered button is neat.

  15. Love the May Arts ribbons. Colors and textures are wonderful. Would love more directions or video on how to make the great “flowers” on the cards. They’re so textural and beautiful colors.

  16. I really like that stamp. It makes a great background for many things. The flowers are so pretty. The whole project comes together very well.
    The gift tag is great also. Have to get that stamp and some of the flowers. thanks for sharing.

  17. What a brilliant project, and great visuals and instruction so we can all try and create something as lovely.

  18. Thanks for sharing such an unusual card and giving such detailed directions. The ribbons you used give a variety of texture to the card and certainly add the “wow” factor. I’m off to search for May Arts ribbons online to see what beauties are awaiting!

  19. I really love your ribbons! And those flowers your dyeing, so fun! That ribbon holder is the coolest, a fun thing to have!

  20. I really like this project. The color scheme is one of my favorites.

  21. Love it! The design, the background, the colors and the step by step instructions. Great Job!

  22. Gorgeous project, love the color mixing. And that flower ribbon is my fav and favorite way to make flowers too. Thanks for the chance to win!

  23. I love the ribbon holder! I could only fill it alittle over half way but would have a fun trying! Thanks for sharing the card ideas too, really cute and now I want it all. lol 🙂

  24. Thanks Erin for showing us how to make this creation. I think anyone would love it. Love the colors, the dyed flowers and the button tag to match. Thanks for a chance to win a prize.

  25. The card and tag are beautiful. I love the blue and green tones and the amazing dye job on the ribbon. Thanks for sharing.

  26. You made a great card and loving burlap woven and cording in all sorts of colors!

  27. Love Maya Arts ribbon. It is always gorgeous and the problem is I want it all! Gorgeous projects!

  28. Gosh, love your card, you had a unique way to make it look awesome. The tag would be great on a present to my dear husband on Father’s Day, so I need to get working. I love May Arts Ribbon, amazing how many colors and types of ribbon they have. Like going to a candy store. Thanks for this great giveaway and the chance to enter.

  29. Well, I have to say that those chiffon flowers are to die for!! And, I love how you colored them! Great use of that Hero Arts stamp–love how grungy it is. Lovely projects!

  30. Lovely, Lovely. looks like a fun product to create with. Would love to have some in my stash!

  31. There sure is a lot of people ahead of me with their replies. Never heard of May Arts before its definately a WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. I love your ribbon. I’ve placed a few orders already and will be placing another shortly. I hope I win.

  33. Wow, those sheere flowers are gorgeous and I love the artsy look of those daubers.

  34. Oh, my favorite colors!! I will have to try the background stamp thing. I have a bunch of them I have never used. I just don’t think of it…. But, with colors like that and a watercolor effect, I feel inspired. Lovely work!

  35. Have I told you lately how much I love this card!!! I want to do an entire 2-page album spread (12″ x 12″) CASEing this design Erin — now I just need the ribbon to match!!!

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