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
814Virginia-PCLToday we a special project for you created by May Arts Guest Designer Virginia Fynes. You can see Virginia’s fabulous project below, but first, here is a little more about Virginia:
Hi I’m Virginia Fynes, Creative Maven, Mommy, Blogger, Caterer, and Baby of the family. I live in Rural Nova Scotia, Canada with my 2 wee ones and my fab hubby. I’ve been crafting since I can remember. Creating seeps into everything going on around me- paper-crafts, sewing, knitting, painting, decorating, jewelry, party decorating, cooking and baking.
I’ve been paper crafting since college; I love collecting and trying new supplies but try to be as frugal as possible. I like clean lines and symmetry, but have lately been ‘living on the edge’ trying new things. I try to get creative everyday, and enjoy sharing my projects on Fynes Designs and the May Arts Blog.


May Arts Designer Project

Today I wanted to share one of my frugal ideas. I hate to throw out scraps of my favorite ribbons so I like to use them along with the negative of a cutout to create cute cards such as these ones. I first created a sheet of cutout starbursts using my silhouette, sized to fit the front of the card. I then found scraps that were wide enough to cover the entire negative. Here I used 1.5” wide ribbon.

On the reverse I used adhesive around the edges of the starburst and glued the ribbon to cover the hole. I then stamped the sentiment on to a positive starburst and pop dotted it to the card. A simple, quick card for when you’re in a rush!

– May Arts 1.5” Green and Yellow Chevron ribbon
– May Arts 1.5” Polka Dot Red, Yellow, Green Grosgrain ribbon
– Stampin Up Markers
– Stampin Up More Mustard, Real Red cardstock
– Hero Arts ‘Just For You’ sentiment 


For the tag I used the same technique just ran a strip of smaller ribbon trough the center to give a different look, and added a coordinating bow to the top.

– Stampin Up Happy Birthday
– May Arts ¾” Yellow chevron ribbon
– May Arts Red Bakers Twine
– May Arts 5/8” Red Twill
– Core’dinations yellow tag

We hope you have enjoyed today’s feature. We want to extend a sincere thank you to Virginia Fynes 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!

56 replies on “Featured Company: May Arts”

  1. May Arts ribbons are the best!! Thank you for the chance to win!!

    Great idea for using scraps of ribbons. I don’t throw anything away…. 🙂
    <3 J

  2. I love May Arts ribbon. They are so easy to work with as well as pretty which is so important to us crafters. Thanks for your info on where to find May Arts ribbon. I didn’t realize that Amazon carried their ribbons. I’ve only found a limited amount locally.

  3. Love the idea for the tags. I make all of the tags for my presents so I’m always looking for more ideas.
    It is hard to come up with uses for scraps of ribbon so I’ll remember these. Sometimes the dog gets my scraps and uses them for a chew toy. Now I’ll have a way to use them before Bear gets them.

  4. Lovely projects using
    the ribbons. The circle
    idea looks really nice.
    Carla from Utah

  5. Great projects! I like the idea of using the negative of a punch. I would love to win some May Arts ribbon.

  6. Beautiful projects, Virginia! I love May Arts ribbons and trims…. such a fabulous variety to choose from!

  7. Aloha!!! Cute ideas! Hope I win! Need to look for these ribbons, since I live in Hawaii!!! Not much to choose from, bummers!

  8. Ohhhhhhhhh, Andrea! Nobody does ribbon like May Arts and I certainly would love to have some more of it in my little see-through containers. Yessiree, I would.

  9. I love Virginia’s frugal designs with May Arts ribbon. I’m going to try them myself!

  10. Thanks for sharing Virginia! I love your projects! You definitely have a way with ribbon. 🙂

  11. A great way to use left over ribbons. May Arts has such vibrant colors and great designs on their larger ribbons. These are perfect projects to show them off. No one but you and I would guess they’re scraps. 😉

  12. ribbon, love it. I used your Idea of the scraps on tabs and puts a twist on the layout. . I also made the storage for my ribbons but out of boxes so I can use the scraps of paper and move them around as needed. It’s great ! Thanks. B

  13. I am a “scrap saver” also. Great ideas that I will utilize. And beautiful ribbons. Will be checking out the website.

  14. I think May Arts has some of the finest and distinctive ribbons out on the market. I thoroughly enjoy working with them and adding a sprig of color and texture to my project.

  15. I admire May Arts Ribbons but from afar because I must be a company to order on line. And no one in Cincinnati offers special order. So you can guess who is frustrated to see all the yummie=ness but not have any. Sigh.

  16. Love the idea of using scraps – both cardstock and ribbon. Also love the variety offered by May Arts. tfs

  17. Just nice! I also explored the blog of Virginia and she has just gorgeous ideas!
    Thanks for this tip!

  18. Fabulous use of ribbon scraps and negative cuts! thnak you for sharing this great projects!
    Have a wonderful day!

  19. Great projects! I love polka dots ribbon. They are my all time favorite. Thanks for sharing about May Arts! 🙂

  20. I LOVE May Arts ribbon and am always looking for new ways to use them! What a clever card design with those die cut negatives!

  21. Stamps, ribbon, paper, and chocolates….you can never have too much.
    Also liked the idea for using scrap pieces of ribbon behind punches adding color and dimension.
    Thanks May Arts

  22. What a clever way to use up all those little bits of ribbon that we all hate to waste. This project gives me a great idea for other shapes to use on cards with the same technique. Thanks so much for sharing!

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