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Fall/Winter 2014 New Release Blog Week – Day 3!

Welcome to Day 3 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 any of this week’s line up, each day is listed below:

And don’t forget to keep those comments coming to enter to win some new releases of your own!


For today we have

Jenifer Cowles

I was so excited to receive some of the new elastic lace.  I really wanted to show some of the many way’s this lace can be used.  I created a layout, a quick and easy tank top for my daughter and an altered can.  Check out my blog for more information.

Lace and Floral Layout

Lace and Burlap Altered Can

Lace Tank Top


Jennifer Davey

3/8 Inch Adhesive Velvet Ric Rac is so fun and easy to use. I have used it overlapping to create full covered texture, spaced to create a ric rac with the negative space and layered on other ribbons for the perfect trim.  Click here more details on each project! 

Christmas Projects with Adhesive Velvet Ric Rac

Christmas Tag

Velvet Christmas Ornament

Christmas  Candle Wrap


Karen Baker

Card - Paper Raffia Flowers

There are so many uses of the paper raffia line offered by May Arts Ribbon beyond bows on packages. I love adding this lightweight, textured ribbon to cards. For this card, I created some lovely textured blooms by adhering different colored raffia to a rough circle cut from double sided adhesive concentrically.

Card - Die Cutting Paper Rafia

This next card really showcases the texture of the raffia.Once again I pulled out double sided adhesive and layered raffia onto it, making sure there were no gaps between rows. I then die cut images out! Because the raffia is so thin, die-cutting was a breeze and the card can be easily mailed without additional postage.

Paper Rafia Trimmed Card

Finally, I wanted to showcase the awesome, bright new colors offered in the raffia line! I chose to trim rows of dark blue, orange, lime green and forest green and adhere them to a card base only on one end. What a wonderful, festive and fun use of the raffia! I can imagine this technique working really well for graduation cards using school colors of raffia, or multiple colors for a fun and unique birthday card!


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. Jennifer

    Karen I love your “sent with love” card. The flattened rafia gives a fabulous wood texture. Brilliant simplicity…that’s my jam.

  2. Lucy E.

    I am really loving the adhesive Velvet ric-rac ribbon! There are so many uses for it!
    The Stretch Lace is gorgeous!
    All amazing projects, ladies!

  3. Janis in ID

    Lovely and creative projects by the team. I esp love Jenifer’s tank top!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  4. Debbie Fisher

    love all the ideas, esp the tank top!

  5. Katie B.

    Oh my gosh, I love that pencil holder. And the last three cards with the paper rafia offer so many neat ideas. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  6. Denise Bryant

    Great projects! Love all the fun card ideas!

  7. Terri Burson

    Love the flower raffia card! So many great ideas though.

  8. Melinda Wilson

    Wow! I love how both of these ladies used the ribbons! I didn’t know you could put the raffia through the diecut machines – new possibilities for me!!

  9. TracyM #6773

    Elastic Lace, Adhesive Velvet Ric Rac & Paper Raffia – WOW – SO MANY WONDERFUL ways to use them, SO MANY FABULOUS colors & textures – I can’t choose a favorite, I NEED them ALL => I think I will start my new collection with the ric rac then some raffia then some lace; you never know, one day I might have a rainbow of precious trims in my stash, I KNOW that I dream about it!!!
    I feel TOTALLY INSPIRED by these FABULOUS projects shared today – THANK YOU ladies!!!

  10. Laura Strack

    So may darling projects that I can’t choose a favorite but I love that elastic lace and the adhesive velvet Ric Rac is so awesome. Being able to die cut the raffia is an added bonus. I want one of each!!

  11. Karen aka Soccerboyzmom

    Got to have that ric rak and it has adhesive, heart be still

  12. Karen Schroeder

    Awesome DT projects! Love the new releases…cool Halloween colors!!

  13. Lyn Kaufmann

    Wow! I’m so impressed with the breadth of projects you found to use wonderful May Arts goodies on! I love the layout, the fangtastic card and the card with the ribbon flowers. Time for me to get creative!

  14. Kathleen Spaeth

    I Love how Karen used the Paper Raffia on her three cards!

  15. Jennifer Farnes

    see all the inspiration those lovely ribbons of yours inspire? i am of the opinion that we can never have enough ribbon. never.

  16. Sue D

    I am loving all the different ideas for these new ribbons/products.

  17. Christine Dring

    Wow! These are some really fabulous creations! TFS!

  18. Su K

    Have always liked rick rack and now with adhesive backing this is great. Makes it so much easier to use

  19. SuZeQ

    Yubba Dubba Do … what great projects using great products. Thanks, y’all.

  20. Pam

    I love Jennifer’s layout! It’s gorgeous!

  21. Laura Turcotte

    What great projects!! Jenifer’s layout is absolutely stunning!

  22. Linda Correa

    Oh, I love the paper raffia. I can think of so many ways to use it on my paper craft projects. Please keep the ideas coming. You are getting my creative juices flowing

  23. Jean Marmo

    Wow – such wonderful projects!

  24. Toni Storie

    Oh my gosh! I love the paper raffia and the elastic lace!

  25. dobber

    the ribbons in this release just keep getting better each day. the projects that you showcase are awesome…thanks!

  26. Colleen

    Love the Halloween card and the lace ribbon.

  27. Anne kendrick

    Love your ribbon

  28. Melissa

    Oh! I am really loving the layout!

  29. Robin Buchholz

    Wow, these projects are amazing! I love all of the creative ideas on how to use ribbon, thanks for the inspiration.

  30. Vickie Farrow

    I just love all the ways the rafia was used. They all looked great!

  31. Judy Cartwright

    LOVE the ric rac! 🙂

  32. Heather Thompson

    these are just marvelous projects, great ideas. I might have to lift some of these.

  33. Sue McRae

    Love the page layout by Jenifer, so pretty and feminine!

  34. Liz O.

    Fab ideas! love the feminine tank top!!! TFS ladies!

  35. Carla Hundley

    Lots of cute ways to
    use the ribbons and
    raffia. The lace topped
    tank top is really cute.
    Carla from Utah

  36. Diane W

    Fun projects!!

  37. Amy Cooley

    I love the variety of projects today! The new ribbons are beautiful!

  38. Carol Douglass

    I love them all, but I love the country look of the rafia, so versatile and usable in so many ways.

  39. bearsmother

    Love the Halloween card. Jenifer’s layout is beautiful. the light blue is so pretty. Great use of ribbons on all of the projects.
    thanks for sharing.

  40. barbara macaskill

    Love them all but Jenifer’s layout and tank top are amazing! So many ways to use our beloved May Arts ribbons and so little time! TFS!


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