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Fall/Winter 2014 New Release Blog Week – Day 5!

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Welcome to Day 5 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

Courtney Lee

I received this awesome crinkled ribbon! It’s so soft and the colors are fantastic! 🙂 It’s quite flat – there is virtually no thickness which is awesome for cards!

Card & Tag Set with Crinkle Ribbon

For my first card I used loops to emphasize my sentiment and distract from the busy background. 

Card with Ribbon Tabs

My second card was actually where my inspiration came from. I wanted to weave the crinkled ribbon. As the ribbon is a 1” width, I wove it on a 4” x 4” piece of card stock. Then I had to find a way to get the sentiment on the background without covering up the weaving. I achieved this by using the loopy method. 🙂 

Card using a Ribbon Background

My last project is a quick tag. I wanted to tie a bow with this gorgeous ribbon and the way the folds worked on the top of the tag – squeal. lovely. I have always said that May Arts Ribbon is the BEST for tying bows and this ribbon is no different. Luscious. 

Tag - Beautiful Bows

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Shellye McDaniel

Because I’m primarily a card maker, I wanted to show a few ways to use the new adhesive scallop trim on your cards! 

Card Set using Adhesive Scalloped Ribbon

You can highlight the cut out area of a die cut, create an entire background by overlapping different colors of the trim and use it as a design element when making your own embellishments.  The trim is very malleable and can be customized to fit almost any shape.  The adhesive on the back holds amazingly well, yet it allows you time to readjust if needed!

Card - Using Ribbon with Die Cuts 

Card - Using Ribbon as a Background

Card - Using Ribbon on an Embellishment

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Virginia Fynes

I have a little thing for gold these days so it was only fitting that I got to play with the new metallic bakers twine. There are so many ways to use twine, simply by making a little bow adds a degree of cuteness to any project! I made this easy clothesline frame just by taking the twine to the back of a piece of painted plywood. The DCWV  gold foil journaling cards really make the whole thing pop!

 Make a Clothesline Frame with Twine

Excuse the cuteness, here is the simple bow technique at work, just a sweet little wrap on a scrapbooking layout goes a long way!

 Layout with Twine Bows and Gold Hearts

This ‘hello’ frame is one of my new favorite projects. The small wooden disk it easily turned into an attractive piece of art by using the twine as a hanger for the frame. Be sure to also check out the Silver and Christmas twine new to the May Arts bakers twine lineup!

Using Twine to Hang a Frame

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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. Toni Storie

    Loads of inspiration today! How creative!

  2. Jennifer Farnes

    so much inspiration today…..thank you for sharing so many great ideas.

  3. Janis in ID

    Shellye’s little bee is one of the most adorable things I’ve ever seen!!! LOVE that the ribbon is adhesive!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  4. Debbie Fisher

    Beautiful projects! I have used that crinkle ribbon and it is just luscious!

  5. Sue D

    Great projects. My fave is the scalloped trim.

  6. Laura Strack

    I am totally in love with Friday’s projects and cards. Everyone is amazingly creative. The new release May Arts Ribbons are so fabulous. I really love them all and many wise decisions were made when picking this seasons choices. Thanks for the wonderful Blog Hop and all the lovely inspiration.

  7. TracyM #6773

    GOLDEN twine??? LOVE IT and the magic it adds to Virginia’s frame & layout!!!
    Self adhesive scallops – WOW, LOVED it from the moment you introduced us, LOVE IT EVEN MORE after seeing Shellye’s AMAZING cards!!!
    As for the crinkled ribbon, GORGEOUS colors & textures that make you want to reach out and touch Courtney’s cards & tag!!!

  8. Robin Buchholz

    What fantastic projects! I’m loving all of the creative ideas using ribbon, thanks for the inspiration.

  9. Katie B.

    Wow, really great projects! I love the woven ribbon on the 4×4 card, beautiful job! And I love the overlapping scalloped trim. Beautiful ideas! Great job everyone! 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  10. Denise Bryant

    Love all the card ideas! Such pretty new ribbons too!

  11. Shari C

    Wow! Been a great week! So many beautiful projects 🙂

  12. Carla Hundley

    Enjoying all the
    ways the pretty
    ribbons have been
    Carla from Utah

  13. Kim

    Very pretty ribbon. Love all the ideas. The weave and looping is my favorite.

  14. Sue McRae

    Love the ribbon weaving on the card front!

  15. Terri Burson

    Did someone say adhesive scallop trim? I’m all over that!

  16. Heather Thompson

    These cards and layouts are amazing, Just beautiful, Very creative and love the colors.

  17. Amy Cooley

    Beautiful projects today!

  18. Carol Douglass

    Once again, amazing projects. Thanks for sharing your talent and giving us some new ideas.

  19. Judy B

    There are always so many gorgeous projects to drool over. The new ribbons are wonderful as always. Thanks for sharing.

  20. Melinda Wilson

    Awesome job ladies!!! I love the adhesive scalloped trim!!! These are so cute so I need these!!

  21. barbara macaskill

    One of each please!! Love all of these awesome creations!! So many wonderful ideas to get my mind racing! TFS!

  22. Tiffany Trumm Jorgenson

    I want that ribbon. Great job ladies! [email protected]

  23. Su K

    This has been great So many ideas that I don’t know which to try first

    I like Courtney Lee’s use of the ribbon, never thought to do it that way

    Thanks for all the wonderful ideas

  24. bearsmother

    I love the scalloped trim ribbon. The little bumble bee is so cute.
    Glad to see some cards being featured in the hop.
    The crinkle ribbon is so pretty – the colors are gorgeous.
    Can’t wait to get my hands on both of those.
    it’s been a great week for the release of the new and beautiful ribbons.


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