This week we are thrilled to welcome May Arts Ribbon! In today’s spotlight you’ll learn more about May Art Ribbon, see a fantastic project by Jenifer Cowles and have the opportunity to win two spools of this beautiful adhesive scalloped trim in the colors of your choice (details at the end of this post).  Please note that this give-away is only open to residents of Canada and the United States.



About May Arts Ribbon

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 Ribbon began a long-standing tradition of quality, affordability and exceptional customer service. They are dedicated to carrying on this same tradition by offering high quality products at competitive prices. Their friendly, knowledgeable staff is always happy to answer your questions or to assist you in placing your order.

May Arts Ribbon 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 they can ship orders out right away—typically the same day.

Where to Buy May Arts Ribbons

The May Arts Ribbon website is their wholesale site for online and brick 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 Ribbon 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 and Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  Amazon carries 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 Ribbon 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 ribbons by the yard.

May Arts Ribbon Designer – Jenifer Cowles

Today we welcome Jenifer Cowles. We are so excited to have her showcase her work today on Paper Crafter’s Library. You can see Jenifer’s fabulous project below, but first, here is a little more about her:

JeniferCowlesProfilePic-09102014-250WMy name is Jenifer Cowles and I live in a small town in Idaho.  I work on computers by day and scrap and sew after the kiddos go to sleep by night.  I have 3 cutie pies who give me tons to scrap about ages 14-8.  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.




Designer Project

I absolutely love the new adhesive scallop ribbon from May Arts Ribbon and I couldn’t wait to use it in my project.  I thought it would be fun to use the scallops like ruffles in a fun skirt.


I started with a tag and using a little paint, mist and embossing powder I created this lovely background.  I used the scallop ribbon for the underskirt on my dress form and as well as a few rows on the floor and as a border around the edge of the tag.  With the adhesive already on the scallop ribbon it makes it very easy to use and I had no problems at all getting this ribbon to stick on the embossing powder and the paint.


This is a great project to use some of the smaller scraps of ribbon you just can’t throw away.  Imagine all of the different possibilities with the wonderful variety of ribbon that May Arts Ribbon has to offer.  I hope I have inspired you to try some of the new adhesive ribbon on your next project.


May Arts Ribbon products used:
A485-Adhesive Scallop
444-Faux canvas
412 Silver Twine
KS-Wire Thread
437-string beads
A477-Adhesive floral
421-Crochet Lace

Other Supplies used:
Tag-Graphic 45
Wings and Dress Form-Basically Bare
Stamp and Embossing Powder-WOW
Foam Squares, Zots and Fabric Fuse-ThermOWeb

We hope you have enjoyed today’s feature. We want to extend a sincere thank you to Jenifer Cowles for her fabulous project and May Arts Ribbon for sharing their company with us. Be sure to visit May Arts Ribbon to see more of their products and their blog for some inspiration!

In order to enter the give-away to win the prize shown above, please leave us a comment in the comments section of this post. One winner will be announced next Wednesday on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog!


83 replies on “Featured Company: May Arts Ribbon”

  1. Beautiful card, Jenifer! I love that scalloped edge ribbon you used! It comes in such a lovely array of colors too! May Arts has fabulous ribbons and trims!

  2. So many things can be done having these beautiful ribbons adhesive backed.
    Love the way the scallops are used on the dress

  3. LOVE May Arts Ribbons!! They are so beautiful and easy to work with!!! Jen’s tag is genius! Love the skirt! Would love to win some of this awesome ribbon! Thanks for the chance to!

  4. I’ve been following Jenifer and her blog for a while now. I just love the products and all the inspiration from her talented team.

  5. I love the angel dress form. May Arts has the most beautiful ribbons.
    thanks for spotlighting their company.

  6. That is a beautiful card. I had an employee once who did things like this from saving scraps of ribbons that we saved from trimming ribbons used on our invitations. One year she made everyone Christmas cards from the scraps. It is a prized possession I still have. LOVE May Arts ribbons. It was our main ribbon we used for invitations! This new adhesive one I can see for Valentines!

  7. Oh, I have to find a location for this product. I will use it up in a heartbeat. Look out ! I can see myself using it on everything. Need lots of spools…..going crazy with all the possibilities for this ribbon. Perfect for the holidays coming up, You have made my day with this product !

  8. Concept of thin trim which is already adhesive makes my heart sing! Saves the fiddling around and getting messy can see this as being a very versatile and much used product in my creating.

  9. What a beautiful tag! I really like the adhesive concept.. a great use for scalloped edge ribbon. Thanks for the opportunity to win some of the ribbon! Exciting!!

  10. I love how the ribbons were used in layers to make the pattern of the material on the skirt! I see this particular ribbon being used as trimmings for a Christmas tree. So pretty! And I love “pre-adhesived” ribbons and things!!! Would love to win some! All of the cord are beautiful!

  11. Love this project! Beautiful scallop ribbon and it’s self-adhesive too! I am a big fan of May Arts! I am excited about your giveaway!

  12. This is such a gorgeous and sweet tag!
    That scalloped ribbon would be so fun on cards, layouts and mixed media.
    I like to read about a company’s history, especially when I love their products!!!

  13. I love this ribbon… I can see manyyyyyyyyyy possibilities with it..
    Love what you did with it with the pretty dress/card.. lovely!!!
    Love this size…. but am wondering if there is any other larger/bigger
    sizes.. I see great potential with this.. Thanks for the inspirations..
    *(And the give~away~alert I just read.. coooooool)*

  14. Your card is gorgeous. Love how you used the ribbon. Would love to win some. Love the self-adhesive and how easy to use it makes it. Thanks for the chance to win.

  15. Always love new tags and products! Thanks for the chance to win. I can imagine fun uses for every color!

  16. I love this trim. I have the cream color and love how workable it is. Great feature this week. Lovely tag Jenifer.

  17. DELIGHTFUL tag Jenifer – LOVE your pretty layers and splash of sparkle!!!
    I’m a May Arts Ribbon fan, LOVE all their ribbons & trims and think the new adhesive trims are a great addition to their range 🙂

  18. Absolutely awesome – I loved the card. It’s “girly” all the way. The ribbon is awesome, especially with
    the adhesive already on it. Save me from a glue mess. Lol
    Thanks for the chance to win some – would love to try it.

  19. What a beautiful card and I love the ribbon!!!! What fun the new ribbon with the adhesive already there! I know my Sister would love that card! Thanks for sharing it!

  20. Adhesive ribbon?! I need some! So I will definitely be checking out May Arts web site. I love Jennifer’s darling tag. I can’t wait to get my hands on the adhesive ribbon! Thanks for the giveaway:)

  21. Lovely and creative!! The adhesive scalloped ribbon is gorgeous!!! Would love to be the winner of anything May Arts!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  22. Great card! You are very creative. I’m not sure how you do it, when my kids were small, when they went to bed it was a quick tidy up and off to bed myself! Thanks for sharing!

  23. I love the card and May Arts Ribbon is awesome. I have several of their rolls and I love them!

  24. May Arts ribbon Is my ABSOLUTE favorite product. I have to drive into Seattle to find a good variety but it is so worth the effort.

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