May Arts Spotlight With Designer Jennifer Ingle

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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 Jennifer Ingle. You will find her project below, but first here is a little bit about Jennifer:

My name is Jennifer Ingle aka…. Jingle.  I am me.  I am a wife.  I am a daughter. I am a sister.  I am a friend.  I am an artist.  I am a crafter.  I laugh.  A lot.

For the projects below, I love how the two looks are so different and yet both use the exact same basic technique with just a twist in supplies!  There are so many possibilities!  To see more of my work, feel free to visit me at my blog, Just Jingle!


Halloween Candy Corn Cards

Supplies Used:

May Arts Bakers Twine – 412-27, 412-28, 412-02

May Arts Solid/Wrinkled Ribbon – EA27, EA28, EA01

Lawn Fawn Bright Side 6×6 pad

Gem Accents by Queen and Company

Tombow Power Bond

Tombow Foam Tabs

Black cardstock

Happy Halloween Stamp by Gourmet Rubber Stamps



It’s always fun to find new twists on great ideas!  Today I’m showing you two ways to make the same basic card design using wonderful twine and ribbon from May Arts!

To create the cards, begin by creating two card bases from black cardstock.  Trim a patterned paper panel to layer on top of the cards.  Use a pencil to sketch out a candy corn shape on the back of the patterned paper panels and then cut out.  You will use the negative for this, so be sure to leave it in tact.  Using Tombow Power Bond adhesive, run tape along the edges of the candy corn shape on the back of the patterned paper.  Place strips of ribbon from one side to the other over the adhesive for the ribbon card.

For the twine card, start the twine at the bottom and work on LONG piece back and forth until you are done with that color.  Move from Orange to yellow and then to white on each card.  Stamp the Happy Halloween sentiment on the bottom of each panel and then adhere them to the card bases with foam tabs.  Add the gem stones for a bit of sparkle!

We hope you have enjoyed today’s projects.  We want to extend a sincere thank you to Jennifer Ingle 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!

75 replies on “May Arts Spotlight With Designer Jennifer Ingle”

  1. I always love all the ideas that I see with the May Arts ribbons…and these projects are no exception! What cute ideas for Halloween. I do not usually make too many Halloween cards, but this year I feel inspired with the ribbon. Thank you!

  2. Such a great way to use different colors and textures of ribbon. I am sure I can use this technique for lots of other holiday themed cards. Thanks for sharing.

  3. What great cards!! I love this technique of using ribbon in the on the cards in the non-traditional way!!

  4. Oh, I love this! (she said, as she popped a handful of candy corn into mouth!) Now my favorite Halloween candy can be my favorite ribbony card, too! Way to rock it, Jingle!!

  5. What a very clever idea and so darn cute! Love the use of the negative cut with those wonderful ribbons and twines. You always have the best ideas and so happy you shared them with us.

  6. May Arts ribbon…where do I sign up? I love their ribbon and I would love to win some! Thanks for the chance!

  7. What an adorable and clever design. I love them both, I’m thinking this same deisgn would work great made as a Christmas tree. How cute would that be? Thanks for sharing and the chance to win some lovely May Arts ribbon.

  8. Beautiful cards. It’s nice to see the fiber under instead of on top of the paper. I love to mix paper and fiber. This was a very creative and inspiring project. Thank you for sharing it with us today and for giving 2 very lucky people the chance to pick their goodies!

  9. These candy corn cards are sweet! I think it’s awesome that it’s the same basic design with two totally different looks!!! TFS!

  10. The shelf with all the beautiful ribbon is a gorgeous sight! These cards are great! Another fabulous idea to use my twine! Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. Great ideas for using ribbon and twine!! Love that this could be used for so many occasions, too.
    Christmas trees, hearts, ornaments……already bringing more ideas to mind>Thanks for sharing.

  12. I love May Arts ribbon. It ads just the finishing touch that makes a card go from o.k. to WOW!
    ArtsyChik Jeanne

  13. I am already a big fan of Jingle’s and these awesome cards are part of the reason why! So creative and fun!

  14. Lovely cards and great idea for ribbon or twine use. I got an idea for a empty bookcase. I’m going to put more shelves up and store my ribbons on it. WOW, thanks for that idea.

  15. The candy corn projects take me back to childhood!!! Candy corn was such a fun treat and one of my favorites that was looked forward to each fall . Great cards and such a fun way to use ribbon and twine.

  16. Wow, what great ideas! The look of iris folding, but much easier! Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, I’m going to use your great idea for Christmas cards – thank you so much for such wonderful inspiration.

  17. May arts sent me over
    LOVE the candy corn cards—what a neat “trick” which is really a ‘treat’

  18. Jingle, you have such clever designs and they are always so cute! Also, I uncover such great ribbon when I read your posts! I absolutely love the wrinkle ribbon you used; I’m going to have to get some for Halloween! Thanks for the great ideas and it is truly amazing how different the two cards look just by changing the ribbon/twine used.

  19. I love it whenPCL and May Arts team up and when there is a giveaways involved, it is a great bonus! I always get great inspiration from the designers on how to use the ribbon in new and creative ways. Thanks for the chance to win some yummy May Arts Ribbon!

  20. What a great combination of May Arts and PCL, both of which are among my favorite go-tos. The cards are wonderfully stunning and simple. It’s kind of like iris folding without all the folding and cutting and following a pattern. The card with the ribbons is a great way to use up those small scraps of luscious ribbon that I’ve always been sure I’d find a use for and could never throw away. Thanks to May Arts, Jennifer and PCL for giving me a great idea of finally using some of it.

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