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Best of The Ribbonistas Week – Day 3!


Welcome to Day 3 of The Best of the Ribbonistas Week!    If you are just joining us, we are highlighting the work of the May Arts Ribbonistas over the past year.  This is a great chance to review some of the best projects we've had from this team and maybe even find a few you missed the first time around.  So, let's be sure to show these ladies some love as the 2012-2013 design team winds down to an end. 

If you missed any of the days this week, be sure to check them out too!


We have another 3 very fabulous ladies to celebrate today, so let's get started!

Emily Lanham

Spring Flowers Canvas
Spring Challenge Canvas– This was a little mini canvas that I created for the Spring Craft Challenge. I loved the ribbon assortment for this one. The colors meshed really well and worked out perfectly for the project that I had in mind. 

Valentine Mini Album
Valentine Mini Album– I created this mini album for CHA-W and it was displayed in the May Arts booth. I adore mini albums that are overloaded with yummy ribbons. That was the look that I tried to achieve here, and what better ribbon on a mini than May Arts!

Clothespin Flowers

Clothespin Flowers- These little flowers were one of my favorite May Arts projects. I used them on my beach themed Christmas tree, but they are also perfect as an embellishment or an addition to some gift wrap.


Erin Thiem

Thinking of You Card
This card truly sums up what I love about May Arts ribbon, a little goes a long way to set the tone for a card, love this white on white look, I used May Arts sheer tinsel with a layer of May Arts velvet with satin edge to create this fun card.

Spring Wine Tag
Wine tags are one of my go-to projects, love the idea of creating a unique gift card holder (or maybe I just like the wine?).  I love having them on hand in case I'm dashing off to a dinner party, a hostess gift, a birthday goodie, new home or a thank you present.  This one was an inspiration project for the Spring Challenge and I discovered a huge love for the 4 inch burlap ribbon from this project.  

Christmas Tag and Gift Wrap
My Christmas tag uses my favorite color combo- kraft and red, love how a bit of kraft paper, some May Arts ribbon and burlap string and presto, a fabulously wrapped package.

Ie Cream Card
And finally one last CAS card, enjoy every moment, because really, sometimes we all need a little ice cream love (complete with some May Arts corduroy velvet ribbon!).

Gini Williams Cagle
I have enjoyed serving on the May Arts Design Team so much – and have added ribbons to everything not moving ( and if my dog had stayed still long enough, I probably would have stuck a bow on him too!) So needless to say, I had a hard time narrowing the choices down.

Handmade Ribbon Basket
The basket that I created for the final round submission for the DT is probably my favorite ribbon project ever.  It was so fun creating a project not only embellished with ribbons, but also where the entire structure was created with them.

Christmas Birdhouse Gift Box
Another fun three dimensional project that I created was a Christmas time birdhouse.  The May Arts Ribbon really gave this project the extra something to make it a treasured keepsake.

Victorian Pleats Layout
I've always been fascinated with antique ribbon work, and in this layout, I showed a modern use for a very Victorian ribbon weaving technique.

Lace Tag
Finally, I chose this tag, because I love taking a small project and showing a new technique with ribbons.
Thanks so much to Bethney – the best Ribbon Lady ever, for letting me have so much fun this past year, playing with the most wonderful ribbons anywhere!

Now…of course there's a giveaway to go along with this very special week!   On Friday, I will select one person to win 3 rolls of May Arts Ribbonyour choice!  All you have to do to enter to win is post plenty of comments every day this week! 

Now start posting some love for these amazing ladies and please stop on by tomorrow for even more highlights from this year!
The Ribbon Lady
  1. veronica johnson

    everyone did such fabulous work, great ideas!

  2. Chrissy

    All beautiful projects.  It has been a pleasure working you fine, talented ladies.

  3. Iris Soscia

    Love all the projects – especially the ones with flowers.

  4. by belle

    Fantastic mix of paper and RIBBON!!

  5. Aunt Dee

    Such wonderful and fun projects. The ribbon basket was amazing and the mini is adorable. But my favorite was the a"thinking of you" white ribbon and butterfly card. Very elegant !

  6. Mickie

    All are so neat especially the basket and the birdhouse.

  7. Scrappin' Diva - Cindy B

    Wow!  There are just so many wonderful projects.  Love them all!

  8. Caryn S. (Scrapnsing)

    As I scrolled through it became harder to figure out which projects I liked best! They're all so good…I think anything with burlap ribbon gets me though.

  9. Beverly Jordan

    Oh my gosh, these are beautiful!!! These are such talented designers that one project after another just takes my breathe away!

  10. Carmen

    Cute Clothespin Flowers!

  11. Lucy E.

    Omg! These projects are all so beautiful, each in their own way! Emily's valentine mini is gorgeous, Erin's beautiful Christmas tag and bow is awesome and  Gini's woven ribbon trim on the layout is fantastic, as is that tag!  Love it all!

  12. Carla Hundley

    Wonderful projects!

    Enjoying seeing all the

    creations this week.

    Carla from Utah

  13. Brenda B.

    Simply gorgeous projects!

  14. Jan Garber

    Lovely projects, girls! Can't wait to see what the upcoming yesr holds! Love May Arts!

  15. Janis in ID

    Such gorgeous projects!!!  What a feast for the eyes.

    <3 J

  16. kathy/NorthCarolina

    Lovely work from two lovely ladies.  Thanks for all the beauty and creativity you've shared with us over the past year.  Hugs!

  17. Cathi O'Neill

    So many amazing projects and inspiration!

  18. erin

    Amazing projects ladies.


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