Saturday, June 8, 2013

Round One May Arts Ribbon Design Team

 I love, love, love being on the May Arts Design Team! It has been a wonderful year - It's been so delightful playing with the most beautiful ribbons in the world.  So of course, I want to try for a second year! To see more of my projects that I've designed with May Arts, please click here - be ready to see a ton of projects!

My first project is an altered junk store cabinet.  This baby is loaded up with May Arts ribbons, and I'm going to show you how to make the French Memo Boards that I used on the interior of my cabinet doors. Click here for the  directions. I know you've seen these for home decor, but there's no reason not to add them to your paper crafting projects.

On the exterior of the cabinet, I added a large bow made from 
Faux Wired Burlp 445-15-16 .  It helped to add some height and interest to the top.

Along the bottom border, I used an X-acto blade to cut slits, to run my PV17 Velvet Ribbon through.

Here's a close up of the French Memo Board.  I used the 1/2" Solid/Wrinkled Ribbon EA16 for the weave.

One of the projects tucked into the cabinet is this sweet little card.  The 3/8" Metallic/ Iridescent/Wired Ribbon (GC04) is one of my favorites for adding fancy bows to my cards.  You can shape the tail ends so pretty with the wired ribbon - and it looks spectacular!  And for the tags, in the background, I used the Paper Cord 420-09 (another one of my favorites!) , to hang the tags.

Project #2 - This was a card I made earlier in the year - but when I see this gorgeous Grosgrain Ivory Striped ribbon ruffled on the front - it just makes me smile.  The ribbon treatment was completed with Paper Cord running through the center and tying a bow with  a striped button.

Project #3 - This was a birdhouse that I created for a May Arts/ Stampendous Hop.  It's one of my favorites, and I thought I would share it again with you today.  It combines 7/8" Crochet ribbon, Burlap Cord and Grosgrain with Stitched edge ribbon. 
 These are just a few extras, I thought I would share with you.

This was a canvas created for Winter CHA - that uses May Arts Silk and Velvet Ribbons.

This is my Popcorn! Popcorn! Project - one of my most popular projects ever.  It uses the Satin/Reversible Ribbon.


Finally, I love adding ribbons to my layouts - it adds great texture and dimension.


Thanks for looking! And thanks to Bethney, my favorite Ribbon Lady, for giving me such an incredible opportunity this past year. Keeping my fingers crossed for another year of ribbon bliss!


Outside Inn said...


Lalo said...

WOW!!! All so lovely!!!

Regina Hamilton said...

Your projects are stunning, as usual. Good luck...

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Hi, Gini! I've loved your work with May Arts...and I'm so happy you made it through round one (was there every any doubt?) Just popping in to say best of luck in round two. xoxo