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Fall/Winter 2014 New Release Blog Week – Day 2!

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Welcome to Day 2 of our Fall/Winter 2014 New Release Blog Week!  We have another full day of new ribbon inspiration ahead of us, so let’s get started! 


If you missed yesterday’s line up, just click here!   And don’t forget to keep those comments coming to enter to win some new releases of your own!


For today we have

Emily Lanham

Hello fellow ribbon lovers! Emily here with some creative and fun ways to use the new tulle from May Arts!

Make Your Own Princess Tutu Costume

I LOVE tulle. I love the feel of it, the weight, the look, just everything about it. You can do so much with it! For m projects today, I wanted to create a fun dress-up ensemble for my daughter. Since dress up outfits and accessories can be expensive, why not make your own?

Make Your Own Princess Tutu Costume

First, I thought I would try my hand at a tutu. These are so popular right now. I see people selling them everywhere, but they are a bit pricey. I simply took a piece of ribbon and looped tulle around in multiple colors. So quick and easy, anyone can do it!

Make Your Own Princess Tutu Costume

Next, I tried a matching ribbon/tulle wand, because every princess needs a wand! Yet another simple DIY project! The wand itself is just a 3/4” dowel rod wrapped in ribbon.

Make Your Own Princess Tutu Costume

Lastly, I thought I would finish the outfit off with a hair bow. I made the bow with ribbon and added tulle on the bottom layer for a little flair.

Thanks for joining us today! I hope I have inspired you to grab some tulle and get crafty!


Gini Williams Cagle

The 488 series is truly a ribbon for every season and occasion.  It’s a beautiful, iridescent  1.5″ wired ribbon with metallic accents.  The fresh greens of 488-15-15 were perfect to create a rosette and adorn a hat for spring. 

Decorate a Straw Hat with Ribbon

Ruffles are so easy with wired ribbon – so the summertime card was a breeze to make using the 488-15-22 fuchsia and orange combo. 

Summer Card with Easy to Ruffle Wired Ribbon

Fall is right around the corner, and the browns and whites in the 488-15-01 ribbon, were perfect to spruce up a wreath. 

Make a Beautiful Fall Wreath

Finally,  I love “antique” Christmas colors, and although the 488-15-28 ribbon is described as rust/green/brown – it matches perfectly with vintage papers, and allowed me to re-vamp a holiday tin that wasn’t my style.

Vintage Christmas Tin


Jen Shears

It is always so fun to see the new ribbons! My mind starts spinning thinking of ideas of how to use all of them! (I know how lucky I am to get to try all those ribbon ideas!!)

My new release ribbon to show you is the new 1″ adhesive flag banner ribbon– so many fun possibilities!


Drape them simply across a card- the adhesive backing makes this a super quick project!

Easy Card Making with Adhesive Banner Ribbon

Stamp on them with Staz-On ink

Stamping on Banner Ribbon

Wrap them around a toothpick for a fun accent for desserts or hors d’Oeuvres

Easy Dessert Accent

Make a banner for your dessert (a great excuse to make a dessert!!)

Fun and Easy Cake Banner

Design a fun t-shirt

 Decorate a Fun T-Shirt

I hope this gives you some fun inspiration to try the new 1″ adhesive flag banner ribbon! I’ve got a few more details on my blog (like the link to the recipe for that salted caramel chocolate cake!!)  🙂


Remember, all you have to do to enter to win 1 of 3 prizes up for grabs is to keep those comments coming.  You can go to Monday’s Post for full details! 




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  1. Lucy E.

    Beautiful wreath and card with the wired ribbon!
    I love the adhesive banner ribbon-the card and the Tshirt are so fun 🙂

  2. Janis in ID

    Beautiful projects! I love Emily’s enchanting dress-up ensemble!!! Just the thing for my little 3 yr old granddaughter!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  3. Debbie Fisher

    fun stuff! Love it all

  4. Denise Bryant

    Great ideas to show off the new ribbons and trims! That wreath is gorgeous!!!

  5. Terri Burson

    The banner ribbon is genius. I hope someone got a raise, whoever came up with it, lol.

  6. Melinda Wilson

    Wow! Such beautiful creations and I want that wreath!!! I wonder how much she charges LOL!!

  7. TracyM #6773

    MORE TREASURED trims!!!
    LOVE the delicate new tulles, the rich & shimmery iridescent wired ribbons and the fun & fabulous adhesive flag banners, LOVE the FABULOUS projects shared too!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION Emily, Gini and Jen, your BEAUTIFUL & FUN projects have made me realise that there so many different ways to use them … lots of projects I want to try and lots of goodies I want to buy!!!

  8. Laura Strack

    Everyone’s projects are fantastic! I do especially love seeing a new flower made from ribbon and that hat is now pretty fancy! The wreath and banner ribbon projects are beautiful, as well. Thanks ladies, for sharing.

  9. Karen aka Soccerboyzmom

    Love the ideas with the banners, got to get me some.

  10. Judy B

    So many great projects but I loved the hat. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Karen Schroeder

    Awesome DT projects…they’re so cool! Love the new releases!

  12. Christine Dring

    I’m loving all of these new ribbons and the creations made with them! TFS!

  13. Su K

    I love making wreaths and the fall one here is beautiful

  14. Judy Cartwright

    Gorgeous! 🙂

  15. Liz O.

    Fantastic projects!!! The new lines are amazing!! TFS!

  16. Amy Cooley

    Beautiful ideas! I love the fall wreath.

  17. Carla Hundley

    Great ideas here. Love
    all the banners made
    and the wreath, the
    hat band are very
    Carla from Utah

  18. Kathleen Spaeth

    Great job Ladies! I especially Love the Adhesive Flag Banner Ribbon!! You can Stamp right onto it and the possibilities are endless.

  19. SuZeQ

    I love the projects and especially love the ribbons and trims. Just spectacular.

  20. Marcia Scantlin

    Love, love those flag banners.

  21. Sue D

    Oh my–such a wonderful variety of projects!

  22. Jean Marmo

    Stunning projects!

  23. Pam

    Fabulous projects! The ribbon makes that wreath!

  24. Laura Turcotte

    Love all the fresh ideas—the dress up items are definitely my favorite!

  25. Katie B.

    Oh my gosh, such creative and pretty projects! Love that tutu with the wand! And that awesome banner kids shirt at the end too. Great job everyone! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  26. Robin Buchholz

    Wow, all of these projects are gorgeous! Thanks for all of the inspiration.

  27. Heather Thompson

    This projects are all awesome, I love the sheer ribbon and the hat!!

  28. kelley

    You make such beautiful projects. Love the fall wreath!

  29. Toni Storie

    So much fun! I love the banner ribbon and the vintage type Christmas ribbon. Gorgeous stuff!

  30. Vickie Farrow

    Some very clever ideas today. Love how the ribbon made that hat look awesome!

  31. Cheryl C.

    Beautiful releases and what wonderful projects!

  32. Linsey R

    What a marvelous variety of mega awesome inspiration!! I love the wreath, it’s stunning–I love making wreaths too and am super inspired by this one! The tutu set and wand are magical! I adore everything–so much creativity! Thanks to all the designers for another amazing day! 🙂

  33. bearsmother

    Gina’s door wreath is beautiful. Won’t be long and we’ll be hanging those. Jen did a great job showcasing the pennants. My birthday is in a couple weeks and I hope somebody sees how she decorated the cake and ice cream – my party decorations???
    The t-shirt is cute too.

  34. Shari C

    Super imaginative projects!

  35. dobber

    so in love with the banners. May Arts is AWESOME

  36. Sue McRae

    Very creative designers…I especially love the sweet tulle projects.

  37. barbara macaskill

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! LOVE the new Tulle colors and the wired ribbon with metal accents ROCK!!! Will definitely be making a bow for my hat just like Gini did!!! Such an awesome way to make an old hat new again!! Can’t wait to get my hands on them all!

  38. Colleen

    Love the t-shirt idea as well as the black card.

  39. Carmelita Cechetto-Shea

    Wicked! A GOOD wicked! Such creativity. Until I met MAY ARTS RIBBONS I never truly realized how much can be done with ribbons! Fabulous stuff!

  40. Jennifer Farnes

    fabulous idea, all of them. still craving those banner ribbons. so much easier than cutting out dozens of paper triangles and flopping them over thread. and the fact that we can print on them….even better. those fall ribbons are lush and perfectly autumn. i want to update my fall wreath and using these would give it the perfect look.

  41. Lynda

    oh my goodness…what fantastic creative ideas!!! Love the ribbon on the hat…must look at redoing the ribbon on my sun hat now!!!

  42. Linda Hammond

    I adore all of your ribbons!

  43. Cheryl Wage

    I love love love the new banner ribbon! I can think of so many different things to do with it!

  44. Melissa

    Loving the self adhesive banner! That would be great for birthday layouts or school layouts!

  45. Carol Douglass

    Love all the creative ideas, but the hat band was my favorite. Just perfect!


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