May Arts Logo

Today we are excited to welcome back 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-aways.

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 Ribbon Carousel.

May Arts Design Team Project

Today we have with us May Arts Designer Karen Baker.  You will find her project below, but first here is a little bit about Karen:


I’m a graphic designer by trade, wife, and mama of two energetic boys who spends weekdays at work and late evenings crafting. I’m drawn to clean and simple style, yet like to dabble in shabby and chic, elegant and fun and cute too!

I really enjoy card making, stamp illustrating and interior design. Anything that will stretch my boundaries, challenge me and make me a better designer is what I strive for! You can find my creations on my blog, The Bald Dragonfly!




Thinking of You Card


Ombre is still a hot trend! Today I’ve got a quick tutorial on creating an sleek and sophisticated card using the ombre look with May Arts Silk Ribbon! Try this technique with the yellow/gold, blue and green hues that are offered in this line. (The fringed flower is also created with this same ribbon!)




May Arts 1.25″ Silk Ribbon (SK25, SK26, SK19, SK17)
White Cardstock

Market Street Stamps Great Big Greetings
Onyx Black Versafine Ink
Papertrey Ink Coaster
Spray Adhesive

 Enter the May Arts Give-Away

We hope you have enjoyed today’s projects. We want to extend a sincere thank you to Karen Baker for sharing her creations with us. And don’t forget to enter to win one of the great ribbon give-a-ways from May Arts. Please leave your comment below. Also, be sure to stop by the May Arts Blog when you see the Paper Crafter’s Library post published for another chance to win, and tell them Paper Crafter’s Library sent you! Winners will be announced next week!

118 replies on “Featured Company: May Arts”

  1. Love the ribbon layering on Karen’s card! I have a few spools of May Arts that I eek out bit-by-bit because I SO don’t want to run out! 🙂 Thanks for the chance!

  2. It is such a nice technique with the ribbon. I love the colors and it changes the whole look to a card.

  3. What a pretty card you made. Thanks for showing us, and giving me a chance to win some gorgeous ribbons.

  4. Karen always has such lovely cards, especially when she uses ribbon. And what’s not to like about May Arts ribbons? I don’t live near a store that carries them, so I’m in ribbon heaven when I get away from my little town and out into the big world where ribbons and papers and embellishments and tools can be seen in real life. To touch ribbon or paper almost always makes me giddy with delight. Obviously, I’m easily entertained. 😉

  5. Beautiful ribbon, I would love to have a cabinet like that full of ribbon in my craft room. I must give your card a try it is beautiful

  6. Beautiful card and I would love to have shelves full of ribbon like that in my craft room. I can always find a place for ribbon on my projects.

  7. Oh this is a brilliant way to use the ombre technique! And what a gorgeous display of May Arts products.

  8. The color spectrum of ribbons used to create your card are
    absolutely gorgeous…Thanks for giving the instructions for
    your lovely card!

  9. wow, what a clever way to use the ribbon on that card! So pretty and unique! I love may Arts!

  10. Karen from your DT, really truly showcased the possibilities with May Arts ribbon,
    Well done Karen, bravo
    ava g

  11. Wow, I have learned so much from the Paper Crafters Library after finding Andrea on Youtube! — the best tutorials and so educational. I have spent a lot of time at Michael’s reading and BUYING new craft materials to play with… It’s so fun to PLAY again and be messy and go outside the lines… little chuckle….


  12. I think the colors are vibrant and you can never have too much ribbon as ONE DAY, you will then have the right ribbon for that project/ card / scrapbook page. Thank you for the chance to win some of the awsome ribbon. I am sure that whoever wins will be thrilled!

  13. A stunning effect with simplicity, thanks for sharing. Love the ribbons, would love to win some too. Thanks for the chance.

  14. You have found my weakness……I LOVE ribbon !!!! Yes even more than shoes 🙂

    Thanks for sharing this idea it helps give me inspiration for this weekend.

  15. You can never have to much May Arts ribbon! Its awesome! Thanks for the change to win 2 spools of ribbon!!

  16. That card is beautiful! I’ve bought several rolls of their ribbon on Amazon for a few years, I don’t know how I found out Amazon was carrying it!

  17. I just love this card! I am looking for new ways to use ribbon and this is a wonderful idea. Thanks for the chance to win!

  18. I just love ribbon. There is so much that you can do with it. You can never have to much ribbon. Just endless ideas waiting to be used. Thank you for a chance to win!

  19. Love the card but also love the ribbon display. Are the ribbon spools sitting on rods? I have mine in little clear plastic trays and would love something where they are all visible. My hubby could make one like this for me-I think?

    thanks for the opportunity to win ribbon.

  20. What an attractive card….and a creative way to use the ribbon..ombre effect.
    Thanks for sharing with us and for the giveaway.

  21. Excellent quality and colors to choose from. Their ribbons are the best.

    Thank you for this opportunity to win some.

  22. I love May Arts ribbon and your card is an inspiration. I’ve always wanted to get some of their silk ribbon so maybe I’ll be lucky to win some.


  23. I think the ribbon covered coaster was such a unique use of ribbon. i would love to try May Arts ribbon. Hope I win.

  24. Beautiful ribbons, love to look at and feel them, and share on special cards. Would love to add more to my collection!

  25. I love ribbon! What a great way to use it on a card. I have lots of coasters too. Perfect use for a perfect simple yet classy card.

  26. I love May Arts ribbon, they has a beautiful selection. Making any project is easy with thier ribbons.

  27. Absolutely beautiful card……………….so simple and versatile! Thank you for a chance to win such gorgeous ribbon!

  28. Beautiful card. Love the silk ribbon and the colors. Great way to use up scrap bits of ribbon also.

  29. Really clever idea. The flower is the perfect touch. Thanks for the opportunity to win a couple of May Arts ribbon.

  30. Read about May Arts ribbon on the Paper Crafters Library. I’ve never used it before and would sure like a chance to try it…thanks for the chance!

  31. I love the ombre technique and have used it many times with card stock. This is an amazing variation I had not thought to use. I also LOVE May Arts ribbon. They never disappoint!

  32. Great technique with fabulous results, Karen! Thanks for the chance to win May Arts ribbon ~ the best variety on the market IMHO.

  33. What a nice project. Love the colors. The May Arts ribbons look wonderful – I would love to try them!

  34. I have always loved ribbon on my cards. So happy to see another great way to use it…and oh-so-simple! Thanks for sharing! 😉

  35. I love ribbon and have tried so many ways to store them. This looks great. Room for more than I have so I can buy more ribbon! Love the layering on the card. A great way to use scraps.

  36. The card is absolutely beautiful! Such a gorgeous way to display various shade of any color.
    Every time I look at the display of all those colors I want it all!!!!!

  37. There are always one more ribbon that I just have to have. May Art Ribbons have an awesome selection of styles, sizes of ribbon for every project.

    The card is great and who would have thought you could make it just with ribbon.

  38. The card is really quite nice I would have never thought of just using ribbon for the whole card.

    Thank you for the opportunity for a chance to add some more ribbon to my many spools.

    May Art has such a great selection of ribbons in colors and styles and I always find my self buying more that i just never seem to have the right shade.

  39. Really beautiful layering ; -) and very inspirational to create unlimited cards designs, favors, decorations… endless possibilities.

  40. May Arts Ribbon is so pretty on the card! I really like the colors that were used! I too like ribbon on my cards and ATCs. Thanks for the chance.

  41. Karen’s clean and simple card is stunning in its elegant simplicity. I’ve not encountered the ombre term before, but I really like the concept and will explore it further with the luscious May Arts Ribbons. They come in so many colors, hues, textures and widths. Wrapping a coaster before putting the ribbons on the card is a great idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

  42. I have never tried the ribbon it looks beautuful. I will have to order some soon. Thank you for sharing.

  43. Awesome card!! Love the ribbon. I don’t work too much with ribbon but this is a new year and I wanted to include more ribbon on my projects.

  44. Love all the brilliant colors of ribbon. Would love to use some of these ribbons in my craft projects. The Thinking of You card is beautiful.

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