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 Gini Williams Cagle.  You can see Gini’s fabulous project below, but first, here is a little more about Gini:

710ginicagleheadshotMy name is Gini Williams Cagle, and I am so excited to share a project for May Arts Ribbon. I have always loved everything vintage – and that has really influenced my work. Even as a little girl, I collected beaded purses and antique clothes, and had boxes of old photos and ephemera. And yeah, this was all by the time I was 9 years old. So I guess I was that quirky kid that everyone just kind of thought marched to her own drum. 


That early sense of style lead to someone who has a passion to create, who is confident in her own designs,  but who also appreciates the historic influences of the past. Getting to play with paper and May Arts Ribbons is the perfect creative fit for me!


May Arts Designer Project
I’m going to show you how to create a nostalgic tag, covered with May Arts lace.  This technique could be used on cards and die cuts as well.
Run a black tag through Xyron Creative Station to coat the entire surface with adhesive.
Lay strips of May Arts lace across the tag, press down and trim.
Dust over the tag with Perfect Pearls.  This will color the black tag, as well as keeping the adhesive from being sticky in the exposed areas.
Cut a strip of patterned paper and adhere to the lower third of the tag.  Cut away the wired edges of the Faux Burlap and glue to the center of the patterned paper.  Make paper flowers/leaves and arrange as shown.
Take a longer strip of the Faux Burlap ribbon, cut both wires away, fray the edges, and tie a bow at the top of the tag.

Save the wires, and tie a small bow to go beneath the paper flowers.   Thanks for letting me share my love for May Arts Ribbons with you!

May Arts  1 ½” Faux Burlap    (445-15-32)
May Arts 3/8” Lace  (390-38-09)
Graphic 45 Patterned Paper  (Secret Garden)
WorldWin Cardstock – Petallics (Gold Ore)
Perfect Pearls ( Forever Green)
Cheery Lynn Designs dies
Want2Scrap Pearls
Xyron 5” Creative Station with Permanent Adhesive
Fiskars Fuse

We hope you have enjoyed today’s feature. We want to extend a sincere thank you to Gini Williams Cagle 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. If you do not check the blog regularly, please leave an email address to contact you.  Winners will be announced next week on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog!

70 replies on “Featured Company: May Arts”

  1. Beautiful tag! I love May Arts Ribbon…I used a beautiful sheer ribbon with a gold edge on the sides for my son’s wedding programs & it was so beautiful!

  2. I like how you trimmed the edge of the burlap and used it as twine. NICE idea.

  3. I’ve never thought of using lace on a tag in that way. Thanks for the idea.

  4. Beautiful tag! Thanks for offering the chance to win some terrific products!

  5. Beautiful tag to put on an extra-special present. May Arts has so many ribbons that I would love to have. It’s going to be hard to pick out just a couple.

  6. You’ve created a masterpiece here with the May Arts Ribbons, burlap and layers of lace. Love the fabulous color combination and that beautiful flower! But the burlap is soooo striking!. I really need to use faux burlap more and more in my projects. Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. gini, that is a perfect tag. i am thinking i can add this to my bucket list and use up all of my ribbon pieces, thanks for sharing the deets on how to get the look, bravo!!!!

  8. Beautiful tag Gini! Stopping by from MA blog 😉 new follower here, TFS and for the chance to win!!!
    Have a wonderful day!

  9. Well that’s a neat idea. Wow…..I like it and I am going to try that. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win some gorgeous ribbon.

  10. Wow-what a stunning project! Love all the details and creativity shown here. TFS.

  11. What a clever woman Gini is. A very beautiful card and thank you so much for showing us how to do our own!!

  12. Wow! To see the entire tag! This is beautiful. Would love to learn to make paper flowers and leaves like this! I didn’t even think of cutting away the wired part of the burlap ribbon then using it to tie a bow at the bottom! Awesome!

  13. Gini you had a great idea using the Xyron to adhere the base layer. and what a smart use for perfect pearls! I have a drawer full of them and forget to use them!

  14. Thanks for the hint about adhering the lace to the tag and using th wired ribbon for the bow. The tag is gorgeous, Gina. The flowers are fantastic. TFS.

  15. Love the fun tag idea, Gini! The flowers are so pretty! Love all the May Arts ribbons… so many to choose from! Thanks for a chance to win!

  16. Gini’s work is always fabulous. she showcased the beauty of the ribbon perfectly. Thanks for the chance!

  17. Love the lace n flower idea. May Arts ribbon is great with the best selection anywhere! Thanks for a chance to win.

  18. I love that you used the lacey ribbon like that – I have most of the required products (except the beautiful ribbon 😉 – and I’m going to give it a try – it’s lovely!

  19. You always amaze me. I have no original ideas and you are such an inspiration.

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