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CHA Winter 2013 – New Release Sneak Peek {and a giveaway}!

I’m back from CHA with lots and lots of pictures to share with you!  So get ready for a very photo heavy post!

First up, our new releases:

New colors in our 1.5″ Crochet (NP Series).

New colors in our Grosgrain Striped Ribbon (TG Series).  Available in 1/2″ & 1.5″.

New colors in our 1.5″ Sheer Flower Ribbon (TZ Series).  We are also now selling just the flowers, so you don’t have to cut them out of the ribbon anymore!

New Colors in our 3/8″ Metallic Velvet Ribbon (377 Series).

New Crochet Trim (433 Series).  Available in 1/4″ & 3/8″.  Also our Lace Pearl Ribbon (384 Series) is now available in a 5/8″ white!

Our Wired Burlap is now available in 4″ (398 Series).

Sheer with white stitched edges (434 Series).  Available in 7/8″ & 1.5″.

Woven houndstooth in 1.5″ (435 Series).

2″ wired grosgrain (436 Series).

4mm string beads (437 Series).

Wired Sheer Lace in 1″ (438 Series).

Denim (440 Series).  Available in 5/8″ & 1.5″.

Ruched Ruffle in 7/8″ (441 Series).

Wired chevron stripes in 5/8″ (443 Series).

Lightweight faux canvas in 5/8″ (444 Series).

Wired faux burlap in 1.5″ (445 Series).

Reversible satin in 2″ (446 Series).

Eyelet trim (447 Series).  Available in 3/8″, 5/8″ & 1″.

Our ever popular BY leaves now come in a jumbo size in the original 4 colors (448 Series).

1mm mini cording (449 Series).

A few of our Ribbonistas also created some projects for our booth this year.  I wanted to be sure to share some of these with you too:

Candy Rosenberg created this stunning dress form.

Charlene Driggs created thisLatch Hook Rug.  The pictures truly do not do this baby justice.  The tutorial for this one can be found here.

Christina Colón created this very special wreath.

DeeDee Catron created adorable set of mini canvases.

Emily Lanham is the creator of this beautiful mini album.

This canvas by Gini Williams Cagle is even more gorgeous in person, if you can believe it.

Jenifer Cowles made this lovely mini album.

Kendra Wiggins created this sweet little pouch.

Jen Shears & Erin Thiem made several cards like these two beauties.

If you would like to take a video tour with Ribbonista Sandy Allnock, be sure to click here!

Wow!  I hope you enjoyed all the ribbony eye candy as much as I have had bringing it to you!   But, it would still seem wrong to show you all these new ribbons and not give you a chance to win some.  So, post a comment here telling us what you think of our Winter 2013 Collection and enter to win 3 spools of any new release pictured above!

I will annouce a winner right here on Monday, January 28th.

Oh and for another chance to win some new releases, check out our 5500 Like Giveaway.  This one is running through Wednesday, January 23rd.

Good luck y’all!


-The Ribbon Lady


We have a winner!  Congratulations to:

‪Candy Spiegel

So many beautiful ribbons! I must have that lace pearl ribbon …. gorgeous!

Candy, email me at [email protected] with your shipping address to claim your prize!

**all winners have 2 weeks to claim their prize**

**when emailing, please note which giveaway/prize you are claiming*


  1. Nancy

    WOW.. what delicious looking ribbons! NO calories either. I adore the houndstooth colors..the wired burlap.. the laces… well to be honest, I love them all!  Thanks for such a great preview!

  2. Carmen

    Awesome! I especially like the wired burlap

  3. Wendy Ann Montgomery

    Wow, Speachless. Ummm I love the thinner Burlap and the Jumbo Leafs. Such a great idea and the Metalic oh and the Flowers on thier own. It's all so scrummy 🙂

  4. Peggy OConnell

    I love all the new ribbons, but am excited to see all the lace.  With all the vintage products I use the lace is perfect.

  5. Janet Lebeau

    WOW!! So many pretty new items. I love the new wired burlap!

  6. Krystal L.

    Oh my gosh! Such beautiful ribbon, how can anyone ever choose a favorite! I LOVE the crochet ribbon. Stunning! 🙂

  7. Helen LeBrett

    WOW!  I'm really in love with the woven houndstooth, the double sided satin ribbon, and the beaded strands!!  But all of them are lovely!!

  8. Maryellen

    Fabulous new ribbon!!!  I love the denim and ruched ruffle.  Good job.

  9. Sarita Salmon

    Love all the ribbon!

  10. izzy anderson

    Beauties for sure!!  I love the new grosgrain striped and how fun is that wired chevron!

  11. ava

    wow, a very impressive release for CHA 2013, lots of lovely ribbon to create with.

    ava g

  12. Mary S - Big Mamma

    Wow all these ribbons are the bomb!  I love the eylet.

  13. Cynthia Rose

    What a fantastic collection of ribbon!  They all  have so many creative possibilities.

  14. Deb

    Beautiful!!  How inspiring!!

  15. Mimi @ hello shiso

    I love the new collections!  I've been looking for denim ribbon, and I'm thinking I may have found them.  Hope to see them in person soon, maybe at the SF Gift Show!

  16. Bobbi's Treasure

    The crochet and stitched ribbons look fabulous!!!  How to see them in my LSS soon!

  17. Donna Shelton

    Thanks for sharing, it was a little hard to see the ribbons in Sandy video. The sheer flowers look good enough to eat. They will be a nice additon to Cards for Operation Write Home.

  18. Denise Bryant

    Fabulous new ribbons and trims! Can't wait to add some to the ones I already have…. The grosgrain striped ribbons are in yummy color combos, and the string beads trim will be fun.


  19. Katie K.

    Oh, how to choose? So many beautful new ribbons! I love the new ruched ruffle ribbon, the lace pearl trim, the denim, the wide wired faux burlap… But I think I like the chevrons best of all. Thanks for the contest!

  20. Amy Jones#8546

    Wow…this is some major eye candy.  I love it all… And those projects are amazing too.  Thanks so much for the chance to win some of this beautiful ribbon… HUGS

  21. Emily H

    Ribbon Ribbon Ribbon!!!! I am in love!! So many fabulous ribbons!  I just love all the lace ribbon.

  22. erica

    Love all of them!!!

  23. Tammy Bartlett

    OH my goodness—what beautfiul n fun eye candy?!?!   I have MANY favorites:)  Boy is my mind whirling with ideas:)  Ruched Ruffle, White Stitched, Reversible satin, Gorgrain, Faux Burlap, the pearl, and the denim for starters:)YUM!! Thank you for your generosity and your inspirtaion! be blessed

    ~Beyond Measure


  24. Randee S

    Wow  So much beauty in one place.  Hard to pick one favorite.  It is all soooo yummy.

  25. Sue C

    What a great selection!  I think (on first look) my favourites are the faux canvas and the denim (love the colours),  

  26. Jenn Langlois

    I love the new metallic velvet ribbons – they are gorgeous!

    The canvas looks lovely too

  27. Kristi S.

    Wow! It's hard to pick a favorite,but the burlap caught my eye! Love the sheer flower ribbon and the houndstooth too!

  28. Christy Q

    Wow! I am brand new to your blog, but I am loving all the ribbon-y goodness. Those CHA displays are just awesome – especially that dress form. I would love to do something like that for my guest room. I can't pick just one product that I like because I like them all, especially the two sided satin ribbon – wow!

  29. Kim Warne

    What a wonderful collection of ribbons!  Thanks for the chance to win!

  30. Linda Spence

    Wow, I can't decide which are my favoritess because I love them all!!  Although I can picture the crochet trim in so many projects!

  31. Trudi Wilbur

    Oh wow, I love so many like the mini crocheted (my fave I think), the denim and the burlap!

  32. Anne B

    I can see metalic velvet and burlap used together.

    Is the faux burlap printable?


  33. Sue McRae

    So many pretty ribbons!  I'm really liking the denim ribbon and the mini cording.

  34. Ruza

    Oh my!!! What an amazing collection of ribbon! Loving the crocheted ribbons, the burlap, and those 2" satins! YUM!!! TY for the chance to win!

  35. Vicki Poole

    What a great bunch in your new release. Love the ruches. Love the 4″ wide wired burlap. I really love the ribbon rug. Thanks for the detailed instructions.

  36. Holly E

    Wow, lots of beautiful ribbon and lace! I love the colors of the  crochet. Theres just too many new things to chose from!

  37. Cynthia B.

    So much fabulousness! Love the sheer flower ribbon, chevron stripes, mini cording…I could go on and on! Thanks for offering these new products – just when I think I have enough ribbon, you prove me wrong. 🙂

  38. Denise Bryant

    My wish list is soooo long! Gorgeous ribbons in scrumptious colors!


  39. KellyG

    Lots of great stuff!  LOVE the striped grosgrain ribbons!  Awesome projects!  So creative!

  40. Indy

    I am in love with way too many products!

  41. Tammy Valley

    This new collection is awesome! I love it all so much!

  42. Dawn E. Nguyen

    I love the new large size leaves (and basically the entire line of new ribbons!) and all of those luscious samples!

  43. Kristie Maynard

    Oh my goodness!  So many different choices and they are just fabulous.  Would love to have a few of these, or rather I'd really love to have some of each.  LOL!  Thanks for showing us all this lovliness!


  44. Nikki C

    Wow these are amazing love all the new ribbon and the dressform is just so beautiful to look at along with the rest of the creations your DT has made 🙂

    hugs Nikki

  45. Cheryl (Shestamps)

    Oooh, these are all so pretty!

  46. Linda

    Beautiful ribbons.  So many will looks delicious in collage and fabric art.  Hoping to win.

  47. Kristin Tierney

    OOHH la la!  I love it all!  The new burlap will be perfect for my shabby wedding bouquets and the fabulous cheveron & houndstooth colors are so trendy and gorgeous.  Thanks for the chance to win!

  48. Patti

    Absolutely Gorgeous!  Love them all!

  49. Jeanne Kelly

    Your new ribbon with the tiny hearts is just outrageous!!!  

  50. Kim H

    love all the new products, my favorite would be the sheer flowers, beautiful colors. thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

  51. Debbie

    So many beautiful ribbons!!!!

  52. Vicki Wilson

    Love the crochet, but the leaves are still my fave. Glad it see the bigger size. Such a fun ribbon.

  53. Marcia Scantlin

    Love all the ribbons, especially the denim.

  54. Kathy P

    Oh, drooling here!  Love all the crocheted laces, the ruched ruffles, and the white stitched sheers!  And the big leaves!

  55. kathy/NorthCarolina

    Wow….loving every single one of them….but I feel a little faint when I see the gorgeous double sided satin ribbon, the incredibly fun denim ribbon and the vintage goodness of all those crochet lace bits.  Mmmmmm.

  56. Daphne

    Love the colors released this season! My favorites are the sheer, flower and white stiched, and the burlap! I have become an avid fan of the burlap ribbon you've introduced. It adds a little surprise element to my cards.

  57. Laura

    WOW, that's alot of ribbon ! They are all very beautiful yet different at the same time.  It would be impossible to pick my favorite ones, love them all. Thanks for such a wonderful selection to pick from 🙂

  58. Debi W

    Really like the faux canvas and burlap. So nice to be able to get the look without the heaviness. Also thinking of some fun things to do with the mini cording.

  59. Char H

    So many awesome ribbons.. lovin' the flowers. Gonna be hard when ordering not to get them all.

  60. Peg Gronau

    Wow!  Love the dressform!  How clever!

  61. Cheryl

    Beautiful!!!  Especially love the sheer flowers, eyelet trim and the grosgrain stripes.  Thanks for the chance to win some,

  62. Karen L K

    There are some great looking ribbons this release. I like the faux burlap, the faux canvas, mini cording and the crochet ribbons. Thanks for offering up a nice prize.

  63. Brenda Smalle

    So many beautiful new things and so little money LOL….   It's so hard to choose my favorite – so I give up – I choose them ALL….

    Thanks for the chance to win some 🙂

  64. Dottie Stuart

    Love the new ribbon,, will have to buy some… thanks for the chance to win

  65. Jessica Toulmin

    Very cool. It amazes me how you can constantly come up with new ribbons and ideas – i'd be out of ideas by now, but your imaginations are endless! Awesome stuff. And thanks for the chance to win.

  66. Melinda Wilson

    Wow!!! These new rolls of luciousness are great! :LOL!!!

    I can't wait to get my hands on that houndstooth!!

  67. Court's Crafts

    They are SOOOO gorgeous!!! wired burlap?? oh so smart.. They are all fabulous! 

  68. Becky D

    Oh my goodness!  So many new goodies to choose from! Thanks for the chance to win some!  It will be difficult to choose only 3, but I promise to do my best if I win 🙂

  69. Elizabeth

    My favorites: the denims, wide burlap, skinny rattail and houndstooth. Those are the ones I'll be checking out first!

  70. Rebecca Ednie

    I love the new narrow crochet lace. I'm always looking for narrow laces to add just a touch of shabby where there isn't room for a larger piece!

  71. Karen Flynn

    So many beautiful new choices!   Especially love the new stripes and denim ribbon!  I want one if everything!!!  Can't wait to order!

  72. Marcy Fomin

    I love all of the new collection – the colors are amazing, and those projects are so beautiful! Would love to win!

  73. Sheri

    love all the new trim, cant pick a favorite. 🙂

  74. Sandra Strait

    Wow! Awesome ribbon!  I especially like the BY leaves ribbon!

  75. Rosie Sato

    The reversible satin insipres me, the wired grosgrain shouts 'celebrate' and the denim … love it! Can't wait to see them in person at the LA show this week 🙂

  76. Lu S.

    Love, Love, Love the new collection.  Lots of ideas for the reversible ribbon, eyelet lace, metallic velvet, sheers……  Keep it coming!

  77. LauraEvangeline

    Yummy! Yummy! Yummy!

  78. LillyBelle

    We will be carrying this in our store for sure!

  79. Laura O

    Sooooo cute! I can't wait to get my hands on this stuff!

  80. Arlana Patten

    Oh your new ribbon looks so delicious and sweet. Can't wait to get my hands on some a create.

  81. ScrappyKsue

    OMG! I LOVE these ribbons especially the denim.  The houndstooth ribbon is awesome! I can 't wait to get some of that!  And the sheer with the white stitching is very nice.  You guys rock!  ~Karen Sue / ScrappyKsue

  82. Brenda Savage

    Oh my gosh!! The crochet, crochet trim and lace pearl are pefect for my current project phase! I can't wait to get my hands on them!! Love all the new releases! Fabulous job!

  83. {vicki}



    I've never seen soooooooooooo much Ribbon!




  84. Holly

    Ooooohhhhh I'm droooooooooooooling over everything you've shared here!!!!!  I wanna get my hands on all those wonderful new ribbons and flowers!!!


  85. Janet Sisk

    Awesome stuff!!!  I am loving all the crochet and lace ribbon!  I would LOVE to win some.  😀  Thanks for the chance.

  86. Miriam Prantner

    So many things I feel I need!  All that crochet trim, the faux canvas, the chevron strips and denim.  Love!

  87. Marianne Grimbly

    Your post above should have come with a warning because I do believe my heart is beating much faster than it should be.  All those gorgeous colours and textures were eye candy indeed!  Thanks for the chance to win some!  You rock.

  88. Caroline D.

    They are all gorgeous and my wish list is long!!  You've really outdone yourself this time with so many fantastic new ones!

  89. erin

    Denimn and faux linen… LOVE!!!!

  90. Maeghan D.M.

    Love this! Especially that ruched ribbon, and the houndstooth… definite favorites!!!

  91. Megan A

    wow, there is so much beauty here! I love the burlap!

  92. Jennifer Scull

    so many pretties! love the eyelet trim, houdstooth, and crochet trims the best, but that's mainly because they go best with my style of crafting. everything is fab! 🙂

  93. Sharon Gullikson

    The crocheted ones are wonderful, the burlap is my fave, the silky looking ones are wonderful, the stripes are lovely…………

  94. Natasha Poteraj

    I like all of the new colors. So many pretty ribbons, it would be hard to choose.

  95. Tami Mayberry

    I think I see lots I really need–
    Crochet is gorgeous! Need all of those.
    After trying the metallic velvet I know I'll need those. Especially the two on the far right.
    The crocket ribbon is perfect in the smaller sizes for those of us who love lace break out in hives at the thought of bulk and too much frills.
    Black and White chevron=love!
    Pretty sure I'll be needing the cord in every color! 
    And, last but not least, burlap!! Perfect fro those of us working on fall pub projects! (any excuse I can find to need it again!)
    So much gorgeousness!! Love it!


  96. Sue in Grapevine

    I love the new crochet trims & the lightweight canvas.

  97. Joan

    Wonderful imagination and inspiring projects!

  98. Tracy B.

    Amazing!!  Who wouldn't want them all???  🙂

  99. Michelle Woerner

    LOVE these ribbons!  My favorites are the lightweight faux canvas (444) and the new crochet trims (433)!! 

  100. Beth Stel

    Love it all, but I think the sheer flowers and the crochet trim are my favourites!

  101. NinaN

    Wow! That dress form is stunning!


    Beautiful projects and beautiful ribbons!!!

  102. Deborah Kind

    WOW!   I really want one of each……my Grandaughterband I would have so much fun using this.;)

  103. Beverly Jordan

    Stunning dressform and a very talented bunch of designers! I love the new 2013 collection of ribbons!!


  104. Stephanie Allison

    These are just beautiful! I love the denim, burlap, and leaves! Simply amazing! Thank you for sharing!


  105. Kathryn Beaucage

    Not sure where to start with my rave review. The crochet ones, burlap, flower petals, reversible satin and the list goes on. Thank you thank you thank you for suppling the tools needed to make my creations come alive.

  106. Anita Y.

    Oh my goodness!! Crochet, burlap, houndstooth, grosgrain ~ so many beautiful ribbons! My wish list just got much longer 🙂

  107. Emily Keaton

    All of your new ribbons left me drooling! Can't wait to get my hands on these 🙂

  108. Judy Webb

    I think you have the most wonderful job in the world.  the ribbon cheers me up each day.

  109. Nadia Homenick

    OMG, I can't even choose which I like best! And everyone made such pretty things with them!!!

  110. Lisa P

    Gorgeous releases. Love the denim and the burlap the best. Beautiful projects by the gals.

  111. Cheryl Wage

    I think you have outdone yourselves again.  The ribbons are all so beautiful it would be hard to pick a favorite one.  I do really love the white trims.  It is hard to find trims that will work on cards.  I am a avid card maker and use a lot of ribbon on my cards!

  112. Margie Visnick

    Awesome new goodies!! That dress form is stunning!

  113. Kara

    Oh. My. Goodness. This makes me want to sew and to make more cards and to figure out what else I can do with ALL THE PRETTY.

  114. Virginia Fynes

    LOVE the new ribbons, so excited to get using them!!

  115. Karen Hengel

    Soooo excited to see all of the fabulous new goodies from CHA!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!

  116. Candy Spiegel

    So many beautiful ribbons! I must have that lace pearl ribbon …. gorgeous!

  117. Paulette Akagi

    I'm lusting after the beads and the sheer flowers.

  118. Mary Lou H

    So many new and beautiful ribbons.   I can see so many uses for them in my greeting cards.   Love the bodice top made from the ribbons.

  119. Natisha Hill

    LOVE!  They are all so great.  You've got my creativity stirring in my head with what to create next!  So fantastic.

  120. Jeniff

    I love them all. Thanks for the chance to win.

  121. Christine Dring

    These are all fantastic, but really popped out at me were the burlap, denim and by leaves ribbon! Thanks for the chance!

  122. Jasmine Ford

    I love the new releases, particularly the denim and the eyelet…but that faux burlap and the crochet ones are gorgeous too! Love seeing the projects in the booth too, great way to showcase your beautiful ribbons!

  123. Yvonne S. Morentin (@Morentin1326)

    they are just amazing… i feel in love with all the blues and greys… my two favorite colors… 

  124. Patricia Foit

    All of your ribbons are so beautiful!  From the houndstooth to the wonderful denims.  The canvas, the chevrons, the 2 color satins!  Oh my!  All are gorgeous!  Hope to win!  Thank you for the giveaways!

  125. Sue D

    Wow–lots of new goodies!  I like the denim, leaves and crochet trim!

  126. [email protected]

    So many beautiful new ribbons to choose from.  May Arts continues to amaze me and be my favorite source for ribbon.


  127. Solveig M

    Your winter collection is just stunning! I love it all! It would be great to win, although I would have difficulties choosing from all these great ribbons. 😉 The projects are also amazing, especially the dress form. Gorgeous!

  128. Jennifer

    I love you new ribbons!

  129. Kas Mello

    I am always amazed and delighted to see what wonderful new ribbons you will share with us. That chevron is fantastic!!

  130. Cheryl Hutcherson

    Serously fabulous!  SO many I would love to have!  Love the burlap, reversible satin, wired sheer lace, etc. etc.!  So gorgeous!

  131. Janet Mack

    I love the denim, the crochet, the velvet, the burlap.It's all wonderful. I love Charlene's rug too.

  132. Dee

    WOW! I love the new collection! My favourites are the Burlap and the By Leaves, I can think of SO many projects I would use those on! Thank you for giving us a chance to win some!

  133. Jo

    I am just LOVING the crochet ribbons and the mini cording! Of course all the ribbons are gorgeous but these two really stuck out for me. Great photos and projects, thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win!



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