Welcome to Day 5 – our final day 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
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 Designer Project
Our Designer Today is Vera Wirianta Yates. You can see her picture below, but first, here is a little more about Vera:
Hi, my name is Vera Wirianta Yates. I was born and raised in Indonesia but been calling Texas home for the past 17 years. I am married to a wonderful man who understands & supports my obsession with papers & stamping and I am mommy to 2 spoiled pugs. I fell in love with paper crafting not long after I moved to the States. Started with scrapbooking and branched out to card making soon after. I love teaching scrapbooking and card making classes whenever I get the chance. In the serious world, I work in accounts payable, and in the fun world, you can find me crafting in my room whenever I can. I’ve been very blessed and lucky to have my works published numerous times in Paper Crafts magazine and recently won their 2012 Stamping Royalty. You can check out my works on my blog: Ling’s Design Studio.
My project for today is a shaped card and as much as I love using my Silhouette machine to make shaped cards, this time I want to show how you can make a shaped card without using a die-cut machine and using ribbons to dress up the card. Here’s a look at my apron card.
You can use this card just like this or you can also use the pocket of the apron to tuck in a gift card.
To create this card, here’s the supply list:
– White cardstock
– Patterned paper (I used The Paper Studio Tiny Polka in Yellow & Lime Tonal. I’m sorry, I cannot recall the maker of the green white polka dot paper, as I was grabbing it from my scrap stash).
– Bazzill Basics Clover Leaf Dotted Cardstock
– May Arts Sheer Dots Ribbon JD46
– May Arts Cotton Stripes Ribbon 385-58-46
– The circle stamp is from Papertrey Ink Tag Its # 1 Set)
And, here’s the step-by-step instruction:
1. I started with a regular folded card and then I used my oval cutter as a template to draw two curves on the card. You can use a regular oval template or plate as well for the curve. Cut along the curve line.
2. Adhere patterned paper to the front of the card and cut following the shape of the card. Note: if you want to add the neck wrap for the apron, adhere the ribbon to card first before adhering the patterned paper to the card.
3. Cut a rectangle from patterned paper measured 3” x 2.75” and cut a curve at one end of the rectangle using a circle cutter. Adhere ribbon to the back and fold the ribbon every quarter of an inch to create the pleat look.
4. Cut a strip of ribbon and adhere to the top of the card. I cut it where it’s long enough to be tied on the back of the card.
5. Cut a small square measured 1.25” x 1.25”. Corner round the two bottom corner.
6. Stamp image and adhere ribbon to the back of the square, just like on step 3. Adhere square to card.
7. Punch a strip of patterned paper with scallop punch and adhere to the top of the card.
And that’s it you’re done and you’ll have this apron card. Here’s a pic of the finished card again, this time with a gift card tucked in.
I hope you enjoy this tutorial. Thank you so much for stopping by here and have a blessed day. J
Paper Crafter’s Library Designer Projects
Today’s free video tutorial once again showcases how much a pretty ribbon can add to a card. In today’s card I paired the Pink Twill/Stripes Ribbon (Chevron pattern) with the gorgeous Doodle Deux product line from Prima. The chipboard letters for the greeting were embossed with Black Twinkle Embossing Glitter from Wow! Embossing Powders (next week’s spotlight company).
You can watch a video on how Andrea created this Glittery Hi card here.
In addition to the card above, I’ve also created a Paper Crafter’s Library member exclusive mixed-media project – a set of three mixed-media canvases I’ve called the “Bloom Canvas Trio” (original isn’t it? LOL). In the first picture below you can see the three canvases together, the remaining pictures show you a close up of each individual canvas. The stems of each of the flowers are the May Arts green Leaf Ribbon, while the largest of the flowers come from the May Arts Wired Flower Ribbon, which I either left plain (the cream colored ones) or dyed using dye-based inks and stains. All the papers, flowers and butterflies (both large and small) are Prima Products, the crystal swirls are from Zva Creative and I once again embossed the chipboard letters this time using the Black Glint Embossing Glitter from Wow! Embossing Powders.
There is a video tutorial and handout for this project available to our Paper Crafter’s Library members.
So there you have it! Day 5 of our celebration of May Arts! I hope you have enjoyed all the projects that our design team and May Arts design team have created for you.
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 today at 4pm EST!