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May Arts Ribbon Blog


I’ve got some fun cards to share today! I love experimenting with Core’dinations products! The quality is so great & the results so unique!


First up- a rather masculine card!

I used the fabulous Kraft Core (be still my heart!) with a wood grain impression plate. I added it to a kraft card base along with some patterned paper circles, and May Arts champagne twill. (Isn’t it a great match for kraft?)

A stamped sentiment, inked edges & machine stitching finish it off!


This next one is quite a bit more feminine!

I used the kraft core again, but this time a damask impression plate.

Doesn’t that new May Arts bee printed ribbon look great? A couple of pretty pins add the final touch!


Now for a fun birthday card!

I used the Ebony & Ivory paper with an embossing folder. The textured two-toned ribbon seemed just right with the purple showing through after sanding!

I used burlap string to tie on a little sentiment tag.


And last up is another birthday card!

This one uses the kraft core and the amazing Glitter Silk! (I adore glitter- and this glitter paper makes me so happy!) That wood grain impression plate was put to work again! This time I added some of the new wider cotton stripes, and tied on a green button with burlap string. (The ‘13’ was cut with my cricut.)

Thank you to Core’dinations for the really fun products to work with! And thank you for your time! I hope you’ve been inspired!

Blog post by:  Jen Shears


  1. Holly Elliott

    Great cards! I love the Ebony & Ivory paper!

  2. Indy

    Amazing creations! 

  3. Bethany Becker

    Great cards.  I love the combonitions of colors and the ribbon that was used!

  4. LucyA

    Thank you! I have so much trouble coming up with a masculine card. I needed this :)

  5. Melinda Wilson

    Wow! I love seeing such creative cards that inspire me to get busy with some of my own!

  6. Nicole Mullen

    Stunning cards. And that bee ribbon, oh my!!

  7. Smokie

    You have so many beautiful ribbons…the purple and the bees are great.

  8. rush

    nice cards.  thank you for sharing.

  9. Cynthia B.

    Great combinations of Core cardstock, embossing, and ribbon! I especially love the woodgrain embossed card. It's often more of a challenge for me to make a masculine card, but this is so simple and good-looking too! TFS!

  10. Renee VanEpps

    These are beautiful!!  I almost got that bee ribbon the other day, too cute.. Wish I would have now!

  11. Emily h

    Wow! The woodgrain on the core is fantabulous!

  12. Sue McRae

    What a marvelous assortment of inspirational cards today!

  13. DebbieC.

    Oh my such great cards today. I love the wood grain impression and stamping on the twill ribbon.  The feminine card is so classy with that ribbon and pin.  Lots of inspiration today. 

  14. Sue D

    Great cards–I really like the embossed and sanded backgrounds.

  15. Dorina D

    Oooooo! loved the card embraced with the wood grain impression plate and sanded. Sure wish I had that plate as I would have to make a masculine birthday card right now. ALl the cards are so cute and  so much fun. Thanks for sharing .

  16. erin

    Oh my goodness, look at all these amazing cards!

  17. Linda R

    Absolutely beautiful cards.  Thanks so much for inspiring us.

  18. Christine Dring

    Wow! All of these cards are outstanding! Love them all!

  19. Trudi Wilbur

    Love Love Love that bee ribbon!  All these cards are so simple I love it!  That "13" card is pretty cool too, who woulda thought putting glitter with wood grain, brilliant.

  20. Kristie Maynard

    You've made some wonderful cards!  I love working with Core'dinations products, they are such fun to experiment with!   I love that you stamped on the ribbon on that one card, I love doing that and have done it often for titles and journalling on scrapbook layouts.
    You've done a great job matching up ribbons for your cards!

  21. Miriam Prantner

    What a great set of cards!  The core and MA ribbon goes so well together!  SO many different looks and styles.  Great work!

  22. Lisa L.

    wow, love the wide variety in cards shown today!  The colors of these papers are awesome and perfect with the  ribbon, thanks for sharing!

  23. Dee

    Wonderfull!! They look absolutely perfect! 

  24. Angie Hall

    All the cards are wonderful today. Using embossing folders with Corefinations paper works so beautifully. Thanks

  25. Lucy

    I've bookmarked this page to come back to again and again for super yummy ideas.  I am loving the kraft core papers.  Why did I pass up that woodgrain embossing folder when I saw it in the store.  It makes amazing backgrounds.  The ribbon, of course, makes each card PERFECT!

  26. Patricia Manzano

    Love all your cards!!! Thanks for the inspiration

  27. Sharon Gullikson

    I didn't know that they have woodgrain embossed paper! I don't have an embossing machine, and have been wanting woodgrain embossed paper. OH YEA!!!! These are just wonderful cards that you are showing. I'm into camping, and tend to make a lot of outdoorsy cards, so the woodgrain paper will be great.

    1. jen shears

      Hi Sharon!
      I'm sorry if I got your hopes up- I used the PTI woodgrain embossing plate for the woodgrain on my cards!
      Thanks for visiting!

  28. Charlene

    Lots of crafty inspiration, Jen!  Love the glitter card!!

  29. conniemelancon

    pretty cards!

  30. Holly Tolman

    I love the glitter! Such simple, but great cards.

  31. Becky D

    Oh my goodness Jen!  What a treat you have shared with us today!  These cards are all fabulous!  I love the wood grain embossing with the Kraft core – now that I think about it that seems like an obvious choice, but I probably would never have thought of it on my own!  LOVE the damask card – very elegant and yet simple to create – gotta love that!  I have added all of these to my inspiration file, hope you don't mind!  


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