Welcome to Day 2 of May Arts Week on the Paper Crafter’s Library Blog! We’re so excited to partnering with May Arts to showcase their stunning ribbons. I don’t know about you, but 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 have May Arts as an Invited Sponsor. 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!
Every day this week we’ll be sharing fantastic projects featuring May Arts ribbons created by both the May Arts Design Team as well as the Paper Crafter’s Library Designers/Educators. At the end of this week, two lucky winners will receive their choice of FOUR rolls of ribbon from the May Arts website. One winner will be drawn from all the comments left either here on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog or the Paper Crafter’s Library Facebook page , and one winner will be drawn from all the comments left either on the May Arts Blog or the May Arts Facebook Page. Remember, each comment you leave is one entry, so be sure to visit every day not only for the great project ideas, but also to enter your name into our give-away.
About May Arts
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 Designer Project
Our May Arts Designer today is Leah Farrar-White. You can see her project below, but before that, here is a little more about Leah:
Hello, I’m Leah. I recently moved back to my hometown after 20 years. My husband, Howard, is a Senior Pastor for the United Methodist Church –we live right across the street. Absolutely no commute what-so-ever. We have two children, 9 year old Sophie, and 7year old Dow. They are both idea filled and very creative! I have always been an all around artsy person. As a girl my main focus was Drama, Dance and Music. In the past I have worked for Theaters, taught Drama and Speech and creative workshops of all types. I actually met my husband at an audition for a musical. I have participated in or taught many a swing choir class! Yes, soooo Glee!
Then came the Visual Art. Like a lot of people, I didn’t connect to this side of Art until later in life. It started with Sophie’s birth and scrapbooking. It then bloomed to all sorts of creative outlets. I love to quilt, knit, stitch, make cards, scrapbook and alter items. (etc.etc.etc) When I create, I love to use repurposed items and vintage-Antiquey-barginy-finds in my projects. Buttons, paper and fabric? Yes!!! and YES!!! and yes, again!!! oh and Ribbon. It makes me giddy. I have not met a May Arts ribbon that I did not LOVE. I am looking forward to sharing my ideas and videos with you!
Let’s make a card…or 2, or 3…
Everybody loves the ease of a card sketch, with the outline of the card in front of you, you can just glue and go! Well today is your lucky day, here is a card sketch along with a few card samples and a video for inspiration.
This sketch is versatile; adapt anyway you want or keep it as is! Drop everything and go create!!!
Here is a video to show you how to create the first card….Enjoy!
Paper Crafter’s Library Designer Project
Now, below you can see some projects created by Tracy- Senior Educator/Designer here at Paper Crafter’s Library.
In the card below Tracy used some of the gorgeous May Arts Chevron Patterned Ribbon (called Twill/Stripes) to create an award ribbon as her focal point, on the card shown below. We’ve filmed a free video tutorial on how to create the card which you can watch below.
You can watch a video on how to create this Way To Go card here.
In the scrapbook page below, Tracy uses May Arts Chevron Patterned Ribbon (called Twill/Stripes) to create the ribbon border on the bottom of her page.
There is a video tutorial and handout for this project available to our Paper Crafter’s Library members.
So there you have it! Day 2 of our celebration of May Arts! Be sure to stay tuned for tomorrow’s post with more great projects and another free video tutorial!
A Bit About Paper Crafter’s Library
The world of paper crafting is HUGE! Whether you are a beginner, or you’ve been creating for years, the sheer number of different products, tools, techniques and project ideas can be overwhelming. After spending 6 years helping thousands of paper crafters around the world become more successful in the creative space through her series of kits, digital tutorials and online classes, Andrea Walford began looking for a new approach to education. In 2011 she launched Paper Crafter’s Library – the first, and still to this day, only website that provides an all-in-one learning solution for paper crafters. With almost 800 videos currently in their library and 4-5 new videos added each week, Paper Crafter’s Library offers comprehensive training on products, tools, techniques, and project ideas. From beginner through to advanced, whether your interest is in stamping, card making, scrapbooking, creating 3D items or altered art – you’ll find all the resources you need to navigate the world of paper crafting in ONE place, organized and indexed so that it’s quick and easy to find.
Be sure to sign up for our free email newsletter which features weekly video tutorials. For more information about Paper Crafter’s Library and how we can help you take your paper crafting to the next level, check out the Benefits of Becoming a Member.
May Arts Ribbon Give-Away
To enter to win 4 rolls of May Arts Ribbon of your choice, 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 on Friday!