May Arts Spotlight With Designer Christina Colón

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Today we have our monthly May Arts Designer! After our successful May Arts week back in May, we asked them to come back with another Guest Designer each month for you. So, we’re so excited to have another designer from May Arts with us today.

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 3 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 Christina Colón. You will find her project below, but first here is a little bit about Christina:

Hi everyone!  My name is Christina, but I usually go by Chrissy and I am thrilled to be guest posting for you today!  I live in Temecula, California.  I am married to a wonderful man who is incredibly awesome and supportive. I have 4 children who range in age from 12 years to 4 years old.  Needless to say, they keep me very busy.  We also have two dogs, Einstein and Curie, and cat named Pookie.

I currently design for May Arts ribbon and am loving every moment of it.  I’ve been scrapbooking since 2008 but have recently found that I love “off the page” projects the most.  My style can be best described as fun, eclectic and quirky.  I especially love trying new techniques and using everyday “found” objects in my projects.  I am a HUGE fan of upcycling and turning “trash” into treasure.  My go-to products are paints, mists, background stamps, and of course, ribbon.

Speaking of misting and stamping, I have a quick and easy project for you today.   Since we are fast approaching the holiday season, tags are a must have.  They are a great way to dress up any present or gift bag.


Holiday Tag Project

I really loved the reverse side of my May Arts black velvet and crochet trim.  You can see the velvet peeking through the crochet and it adds a nice bit of texture.

Prima’s “Fairy Belle” vine was a perfect accent.  I threw in some pieces from a very old vine I had in my stash and a wonderful “Inspire” light bulb.  I misted the large flower using Glimmer.  To tie my purples together, I highlighted the tips of the petals as well as the petals on the vine with my pigment pad.   Some ZVA Creative bling, May Arts burlap cord, and a filigree heart and voila!  You have a tag ready for the giving!

Thank you for checking out my tag and I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and holiday season!

Supplies Used:

Ribbon/Fibers:  May Arts Burlap Cord (SM09), May Arts Crochet and Velvet Trim (372-15-10)
Florals:  Prima, Petaloo
Trinkets:  Prima, Graphic 45
Bling:  ZVA Creative
Ink:  Heidi Swapp, Ranger, Clear Snap, Tattered Angels

We hope you have enjoyed today’s projects. We want to extend a sincere thank you to Christina Colón 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! Winner will be announced next week!

42 replies on “May Arts Spotlight With Designer Christina Colón”

  1. Hi, I use ribbon for everything. I would love a chance to win your wonderful prize. Thank you.

  2. This is a very pretty tag. The black ribbon really makes the flower pop. Thanks for the chance to win some gorgeous ribbon.

  3. Love your tag. I love your ribbons, I always use ribbons on my cards and tags, it gives a great texture.

  4. This tag is just simply amazing. i love how you combined so many different elements to create it. I especially love the animal print!

  5. Wow! What a gorgeous tag! I love that you used the crochet side of the black velvet ribbon!! I wouldn’t have thought of that, and it really makes it more beautiful, if that is even possible! And if those are flowers from your “stash”, we need to swap stashes!! Loved everything and now off to play!

  6. I love May Arts ribbons. I really like that Christina used the reverse side of ribbon to achieve the effect she wanted. I wish I had a stash like that, though I seem to have plenty. 😉

  7. Fab project. Love all the embellishments you used and the way you tied all your colors together. Fantastic way to use May Arts ribbon and cord.

  8. Gorgeous tag Christina! Very elegant! It would look so pretty on a holiday gift!

  9. I like how you added flowers to your tag. I have never done that–I have never even thought of it. Thanks!

  10. Love this tag. I am just starting to create decorative tags. They are a lot of fun to make as well as swap with friends. Thanks for the ideas.

  11. Chrissy, your tag is so beautiful and elegant. Love the black velvet and crochet trim. Thank you for the opportunity to win some May Arts ribbon.

  12. Love this Tag
    Love ribbon too!!
    I think it’s my most go to embellishment!!
    Thanks so much for the chance

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