Featured Company: May Arts Ribbons 06 10 2015


We are happy to bring you this week’s Featured Company: May Arts . In today’s spotlight you’ll learn more about May Arts, see a fantastic project by Gini Williams Cagle and have the opportunity to win a “winners choice” of 2 spools of Ribbon from May Arts. (details at the end of this post). Please note that this give-away is only open to residents of Canada and the USA.

May Arts Ribbon

May Arts Designer – Gini Williams Cagle

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


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.

I have been crafting all of my life, in one form or another. I was a very successful bead artist. I had my work published in over a dozen books and magazines, and lectured and taught all over the country, but…my beaded pieces took 500-1000 hours to complete. About 14 years ago, I started scrapbooking, when my first nephew was born. I instantly fell in love with the immediacy of the medium (compared to the crazy hours I spent beading!) I have really grown to love the paper crafting industry and enjoy finding new ways to take my pieces to the next level. I’ve been fortunate to design for some amazing companies in this field. It’s really funny to look at any of my work, from beaded pieces to mixed media and to be able to see the same style emerge, regardless of the medium. I have always loved dimension, and color and layers.
I am blessed to live in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina – an area that could inspire anyone to create.

Satin Anchors Shaker Card

Shaker cards are all the rage, but for a twist, I thought it would be fun to fill mine with some of May Art’s Satin Cutouts.  These little shapes are so cute, and there are so many  themes, you can find the perfect one for any occasion. Since we are heading into the summer season, I chose to create a nautical themed card, and use the Satin Anchors to shake. Even after you cut these shapes apart, they don’t fray at all.  My shaker is very dimensional, but I didn’t want to see ugly edges, so it was super easy to cover my “seams” using satin ribbon. This just really finishes the card in a very professional way.




May Arts Ribbons:
HA-8-14 3/8″ Double Faced Satin Ribbon – 2 yards
SM-28 String Burlap Ribbon – 1 yard
408-05-09 1/2″ Woven Burlap Ribbon – 6 inches
Vintage Nautical Print – 3 inches              ******I couldn’t find this one!
EX02 Nautical Satin Cutouts – Anchors
Graphic 45 – By the Sea Collection
Crafter’s Companion – Construction Cardstock 16 x 20
Crafter’s Companion Heat Resistant Acetate
Collall Adhesive
Foam Adhesive

We hope you have enjoyed today’s feature. We want to extend a sincere thank you to Gini Williams Cagle for her fabulous project and May Arts Ribbon for sharing their company with us. Be sure to visit May Arts to see more of their products and their blog for some inspiration! You can find them also on facebook, pinterest, twitter, instagram and youtube.

In order to enter the give-away to win your choice of any two spools of May Arts Ribbon, please leave us a comment in the comments section of this post. The winner will be announced next Wednesday. Please note that this give-away is only open to residents of Canada and the USA.

Happy Crafting!

27 replies on “Featured Company: May Arts Ribbons 06 10 2015”

  1. Wow This is impressive and beautiful. Love the idea of something other than die cuts or sequins in a shaker

  2. May Arts ribbon is one of my favorite companies. Always can count on them for a quality product.

  3. LOVE anything that Gini creates and also love May Arts Ribbons!! Thanks for the chance to win two spools of the best ribbon out there!

  4. Beautiful projects. Ribbon always kicks my projects up a notch and I never feel my project is done without it.

  5. Such a lovely shaker box project! So interesting to hear about Gina’s past as a beading artist too. Thanks, May Arts!

  6. What a lovely project! You’ve taken shaker cards to an entirely new level. I love the mix of paper and textiles. I’m curious….do you ever include beading on layouts and cards? Thanks for sharing. Heading over to the blog to see more.

  7. This is such a great card! I have never made a shaker card but I love the interactive design! Also love May Arts ribbon and use it every chance I get!

  8. Love the nautical designs.
    Making them shakers is a fun idea.
    The ribbons work into the design so well.

  9. I’ve never made a shaker with this amount of depth. Yes, you needed to cover the sides with something…the ribbon worked beautifully. I may give this a try. Thanks!

  10. thanks for sharing the love of the industry with quality products like May Arts Ribbon, appreciated.

  11. May Arts has some of the most gorgeous ribbons out there!! Thanks so much for the chance to win your giveaway!

  12. Wow…that is one AWESOME shaker/shadow box. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

  13. How pretty. I love vintage and have never seen a shaker card done like this. Love it.

  14. Beautiful project! I love all of May Arts trims and ribbons… such a fabulous selection!

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