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Day 4 of May Arts / Lawn Fawn Blog Week!


What a wonderful week we have here at May Arts. I am so thrilled when I found out we are teaming up with Lawn Fawn.  I adore Lawn Fawn stamps from the very moment they came out. And, to my luck, the 2 stamps that May Arts sent to me were the ones that I didn’t have, yet. They are Blissfull Botanicals & Winter Fox. Love!

For today, I made 2 cards to share here. Let’s get on with the first one, shall we? For the first card, I went with a CAS design card and use a couple of my favorite May Arts ribbons. The silk one and the twill stripe one.





1. Stamp leaves image and color with copic markers.
2. Cut a strip of silk ribbon and tie a string of thread about 1/3 from the end of the ribbon. Arrange the ribbon so where the tied part lay right under the leaves, then glued the end of the ribbon to the back of the card panel.
3. For the flower ribbon, cut about 6” of twill ribbon, fold in half and adhere the top and bottom edge together. Then cut the folded part with scissors like you’re cutting grass on papers (make sure you don’t cut all the way, just about 2/3 of the way). Then start rolling the ribbon from one end to the other. I used Mighty Mendit. It works like a charm with ribbons. 🙂 You’ll see some frays sticking out, if you like a clean look like me, simply take a lighter and carefully burn all the frays. Doing this also help seal the flowers all around.
4. Adhere flower to the green silk ribbon.
5. Add a little strip of cardstock to the top of the card & stamp sentiment.



For my next card, I decided to go with a holiday theme. In case you didn’t know, Jennifer McGuire and I are running Cards That Care card drive, where our goal is to collect as many holiday cards as possible for the elderly that lives in nursing homes.

If you’d like to participate, you can find all the details HERE. There are many prizes, including superb prizes from May Arts & Lawn Fawn!! See, not only these companies have fabulous products, they are so generous as well & they are run by sweet, awesome people!

Here’s my card:






1. For the tree: fold the texture two tone ribbon in two, but not exactly half in half. You want the bottom part of the ribbon to show up and glue the ribbon by the folded part, so the layer part stay soft & pretty.  You will repeate this several time (depends on the size of your tree) and as end result you will have pretty layers.  It’s easier to explain with picture. Here’s what the layers look like:


2. Cut a panel slightly smaller than the card base.  Cut a triangle on the left corner of the panel. Don’t cut too close to the edge as you want to make sure you have enough space to cover the ribbon.  Emboss the panel with embossing folder.
3. Add the striped ribbon to the top of the panel.
4. Lay your panel on top of the card, trace where the tree is. Then take your layered ribbon and adhere to the card base.
5. Adhere your panel with pop-dots and the layered ribbon show through the opening.
6. Stamp the fox directly on the panel, part of it will be on top of the tree. Then stamp the fox once again on a piece of scrap, color, fussy cut it, and adhere to card. I do it this way, so I don’t have to fussy cut the eyelash and the steam. You get a cleaner look.
7. Die-cut a lace circle, stamp with sentiment, rub with soft blue chalks, and add to card.
8. Add red stickles to the tree and you’re done!!

I simply love playing with ribbons on my card. You can get texture, shine, prettiness, etc., simply by using ribbons. I hope my projects can inspire you and I hope you will join Jennifer and me on our card drive.

Thank you for stopping by here and have a wonderful day!


Blog post by: Vera Yates


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  1. Aki

    Cute cards!!! Love the flower on green ribbon XD

  2. Kelly Sas

    Wow Vera! You used ribbon in ways I have never seen before and turn them into a beautiful work of art! Love your cards.

  3. Stacie

    Super beautiful cards!!

  4. Julie Shearer

    ” Wow, that tree is amazing. What fun cards thanks for sharing.”

  5. Samantha M

    Awesome use of blissful botanicals! And that ribbon tree is super fabbie!

  6. Janet L.

    Great cards! Thanks for the two tutorials, as well.

  7. Ann Merkins

    Both cards are great, but I LOVE the first one!!

  8. terriavidreader

    More cute cards! Love Lawn Fawn images.

  9. Kathy P

    Such cute cards! Love what you did with the fawn and the two-toned ribbon tree is fabulous!

  10. Sue D

    Great cards–love how you made the tree.

  11. Jennifer S.

    Wonderful cards. I love that little fox! But the first one is so elegant. I think I even have that stamp. May give that a try!

  12. Holly Tolman

    Wow, what great ideas for CAS cards, just right for the holidays.

  13. katkat

    Thank you for sharing the cards. They are very beautiful!!

  14. Renee VanEpps

    Vera your cards are fantastic, really love the first one with the tone on tone ribbon and background! You are so inspiring!

  15. Tami B

    Great cards, thanks for showing how to do do ribbon tree.

  16. Katie Nolan-Denham

    Such pretty cards. Loving the monochromatic greens carried through right to the ribbon on first one & the layered ribbon tree is ingenious!

  17. ConnieC

    Love the tree on your second card.

  18. Helen LeBrett

    Love what you did with the ribbons: the christmas tree is especially fantastic!!

  19. Denise Bryant

    Great cards! So many nice details!

  20. indy

    Incredible work!

  21. Charlene

    Super idea for the tree! Gorgeous cards!!

  22. Tara capewell

    what a great idea with the fabric and ribbon for the tree!!!!!!

  23. Sue McRae

    Love the CAS design of your first card and the fantastic use of ribbon for your tree!

  24. Cynthia B.

    I’m so impressed by both cards! The tree panel is so creative and turned out beautifully!

  25. Annette A.

    love these amazing cards…Vera is always so creative..

  26. Donna

    Being primarily a card maker, I love these cards, they are awesome, just awesome. That tree is a really great idea, and that first card is just so Clean and simple but so eye catching!!
    Thanks for sharing them.

  27. rush

    niceproject. thank you for sharing.

  28. Shay

    Pretty cards and love the texture of the tree behind the fox!

  29. Coralie

    This little fox is just too cute!!

  30. Ruby C

    These cards are so beautiful. I love the way Vera Yates (Ling) has used the ribbon!

  31. Amanda Coleman

    I love the layering technique used for the Christmas tree. What a great idea!

  32. Tanya P

    I just saw these on Vera’s blog, these are gorgeous!

  33. Kelly

    both are so lovely!

  34. Lisa T.

    Love the ribbon tree! Will have to try that on my Christmas cards. 🙂

  35. Miriam Prantner

    I love these cards! That ribbon on the first matches the cardstock so perfectly that it almost blends in until you see it curve into the cute little flower. So neat and subtle, and the ribbon tree on the second is gorgeous!

  36. Crafty Math Chick

    These are so creative – I love that textured ribbon tree behind cute little foxy!

  37. Tammy V

    Lovely cards 🙂

  38. Natasha G.P.

    You picked cool fabric–it looks like pine needles. Very nice choice.

  39. Sharon Gullikson

    What a great idea for the tree. I like different textures.

  40. B. Poteraj

    The fox is so darned cute. I don’t have that stamp. Yet. LOVE it.

  41. Divine

    Oooh, lovely cards. TFS 🙂

  42. Barb King

    I love the ribbon tree, that is so clever.

  43. Chris R

    Love that first card oh so much. Simply elegant. The second card is sweet. Love how you did the tree.

  44. Jingle

    These are really fantastic!!!


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