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Fall/Winter 2014 New Release Blog Week and a Giveaway! {winners!}

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Welcome to our Fall/Winter 2014 New Release Blog Week! 

New ribbons. My favorite time of year is when we get new ribbons in stock!  New textures, new colors & best of all – new inspiration!   We are so excited about our new releases, that we are featuring projects using these beauties all week long!   Each day this week the talented Ribbonistas will be inspiring you to create with our newest ribbons! 

Now, we did things a little different this week.  Each Ribbonista has been assigned one new series to play with.  And their challenge was to create different ways to use the same ribbon.  And these fabulous ladies were certainly up for a fun challenge, as you will see.  🙂 


Of course we need a prize, don’t we?  

Here’s the giveaway:

3 prizes of 1 spool each from our new releases.  That’s 3 chances to win! 

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Here’s how to enter:

Comment!  Keep those comments coming each day this week. 


To kick off this week, we have also prepared for you a video reviewing all of the newest releases.  So sit back, relax and enjoy our video introduction to the May Arts Ribbon Fall/Winter 2014 New Releases:


And now…on to the hop!  I hope you’re ready for another healthy dose of ribbony inspiration.  To start we have:


Charlene Driggs

I was so excited to be able to play with May Arts new Nautical Satin Cut Outs designed by student, Helga Gardner in a design collaboration with the Moore College of Art & Design.  I wanted to showcase the many ways these fun ribbons can be used simply by changing your choice of adhesives for paper, fabric or glass.  Full details can be found on my blog. 

Nautical Ribbon Projects


Valerie Gee

Hi Everyone, it’s Valerie, and I was so lucky to get to play with the new metallic stars series, with silver and gold puffy stars!  I had a great time cutting them up, inking them up, and stringing them up.  I really enjoyed the versatility of this ribbon, and can see it being used in paper crafting, sewing, home décor, and even projects with and for my kiddos!  I made three different projects to get those creative juices flowing.

 'Reach For the Stars' Mobile

First, I made a mobile/hanging room inspiration, that says “reach for the stars.”  I cut apart, and then strung the stars on thread, and then hung the whole thing from a large star topper, making a dangling sea of stars!  I only wish the picture could do it justice.

 Children's Chore Chart

The second project I made was a chore chart for my kiddos!  Again, I cut apart the stars, but this time I hot glued a small magnet onto the back, so my girls can move the stars around on a magnetic white board to show which of their daily chores they have finished.

 Using Star Cutouts as a Mask

Lastly, I got seriously inky and had lots of fun misting, inking, and coloring on these stars.  My final project ended up being a pretty clean and simple card, where I laid the star ribbon diagonally across my card front, spritzed a couple different colors of the Dylusions Ink Sprays, and created a great starry background for my popped gold star and white embossed sentiment.  This card came together quickly, and now I have stars that have been dyed blue and purple and I can’t wait to use them on another project!


DeeDee Catron

I was given the superbly new sort of rustic Herringbone pattern ribbon in black, brown and red. I chose to first do a little bow tie for a long sleeved onesie. The brown Herringbone has been twisted into a bow, and secured with a snip of the red Herringbone. Second I used the black Herringbone as a square of OOMPH on a card. It’s been diecut with a heart, and the sentiment was written inside, then adorned with a flower, some enamel dots and an arrow. The third project is a strip of the red Herringbone, and it’s only been altered by removing the wire from the border, and giving it snaps. It seems simple, but I wrap it around my wrist underneath a few other bracelets and it. is. AWESOME!

Craft Projects with Herringbone Ribbon


Don’t forget to post your comments to enter to win 1 of 3 prizes up for grabs!   

Good luck, y’all!




 We have some winners:

  • Christi Hicks
    Helen Gullett
    Katie B.

Congratulations, Ladies!  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**



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  1. TracyM #6773

    CONGRATULATIONS Christi, Helen and Katie!!!
    Lots of HAPPY creative times ahead for you all 🙂

  2. Jennifer Farnes

    wow. i wish i would have had these nautical ribbons in my hands months ago when i searched in vain for something nautical to finish a project. i was less than satisfied with it…..if i’d only known about these i would have been so much happier and my project would have been exactly as i’d imagined it.

  3. Debbie Fisher

    Oh my goodness! So many lovely new releases! Not sure what my favorite is as I love them all.

  4. Carmen N

    What fun projects!

  5. Denise Bryant

    Fun new ribbons and trims! I love all the satin cut outs!!!

  6. Terri Burson

    So much lovely inspiration! Love MAY ARTS!

  7. Melinda Wilson

    I love these new ribbons!! Those adhesive flags will be great for scrapbooking!!

  8. TracyM #6773

    I just HAD to come back and say W O W !!!
    EXCITING new releases!!!
    FABULOUS projects!!!
    This really is a WONDERFUL way to introduce the new releases Bethney – I am enjoying how each Ribbonista is sharing multiple ways to use each one – they are so TALENTED & CREATIVE – THANK YOU!!!

  9. Taryn Stevenson

    Must. Have. Flag Banner AND Star Banner. Hoooooly Moley!

  10. Claudine


  11. Karen aka Soccerboyzmom

    Fabulous ideas.

  12. Janis in ID

    I couldn’t find these projects on the designer’s blogs for Valerie or DeeDee. But what wonderful creations!!! LOVE these new ribbons!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  13. Karen Schroeder

    Wow! Love the new releases and projects from your DT!

  14. Ava Gavloski

    love the video approach to introduce the products. Very smart marketing. should reflect great sales

  15. Lyn Kaufmann

    Wow again! Love the nautical style on some of these and the star mobile is fabulous!

  16. sherry butcher

    Wonderful new ribbons, I really love the nautical designs and the herringbone is gorgeous. Thanks for the continued inspiration and all the projects! TFS.

  17. Christine Dring

    I need all of these!

  18. Judy Cartwright

    Love these!! 🙂

  19. Liz O.

    oh boy! so many gorgeous options!! Love the super cute satin cut out ribbons!! Fabulous inspiration too!

  20. Judy B

    So many great ribbons it’s hard to choose a favorite. I really love the nautical designs and the herringbone is gorgeous. Thanks for showcasing these wonderful designers.

  21. Lara Smith

    I love the nautical ribbons!

  22. Toni Storie

    Ah, that herringbone is delightful! I love all the information in the video too!

  23. Luchie

    Love them all!

  24. Cheryl C.

    I am drooling over the new ribbons!!

  25. Linsey R

    Oh my STARS!!!! I’m over the moon for these fantastic ribbon treatments!!! They are outta this world AWESOME!!! I adore your ribbon and thank you so much for the lovely showcase! Super inspiring and FUN! 🙂

  26. sherry butcher

    Wonderful project with the new nautical ribbons.

  27. Kathleen Spaeth

    Wow I just Love Today’s New Releases. My Favorite is the Nautical Satin Cutouts. I also really like how Valerie used the Metallic Star Banner Ribbon as a Stencil on her card.

  28. Paula Poindexter

    The new ribbons are amazing! Thanks for the sneak peek! Hope you draw my name!

  29. Diane Shull

    My favorite are the little red boats. Love the stars also.

  30. Su K

    I am very excited to see the nautical ribbon and all the new adhesive back ribbons. Can’t wait to try them. Would love to win.
    Look forward to see the printed burlap.

  31. Vicki

    Wow! Just watched the video of all the. Ew ribbons. They get better and better. Going to love the adhesive ones. Brilliant idea!

  32. Robin Howe

    These ribbons are fun, vibrant and fresh. What a great collection!

  33. Susan Weatherford

    Loving the nautical themed cut outs!

  34. Colleen

    I love the nautical ribbon and stars

  35. Jennifer Farnes

    ooooh….these new ribbons are so tempting! i am crazy about the canvas and cotton ribbons as well as those flag banner ribbons. so very cool. i have to admit that i have ribbon lust.

  36. Penny Kitzmiller

    I love the Nautical ones! They are amazingly awesome!! Great projects by all three!

  37. Carol Douglass

    Love all of the nautical stuff. Most of my vacations are cruises, so creating some fabulous attire and adding dimension to my scrapbook pages with it would be awesome.

  38. Robin K

    Wow!! I just found this site and I am just taken back with everything!! Now to figure out what to buy!!! Decisions, decisions!!!

  39. Chai Dackermann

    Oh how I love ribbon, I really love these projects also, such great ideas. Thank you for sharing.

  40. SuZeQ

    Oh wow … such versatility – always! Thank you for this chance. NOBODY does ribbon like May Arts. Nobody.

  41. Laura Strack

    There is so many beautiful new May Arts Ribbons for the Fall. Love the new silk ribbon colors. Perfect for so many projects. Fun Bog Hop!!

  42. Carmelita Cechetto-Shea

    Awesome ribbon….once again! Was there any doubt? NOT. Really love the nautical ones! So creative. THANKS for the opportunity to win!

  43. Sue D

    Nice seeing different projects with the same ribbon–great job everyone!

  44. Pam

    Wow! Beautiful new ribbons! You never disappoint.

  45. Jean Marmo

    WOw – so many pretty ribbons! Love the nautical and the stars but also loving the plaids!!

  46. TracyM #6773

    OH MY Valerie – it must have been like Christmas introducing all the new releases to us!!! I have LOTS of favorites, at this moment in time I think that the EXCITING adhesive backed velvet ric rac and wired herringbone top my wish list!!!
    FABULOUS projects to inspire => time for me to hop on over to visit the Ribbonistas now 🙂

  47. Laura Turcotte

    Loving the nautical ribbon—the star ribbon is really cool, too; I love te mobile!

  48. dobber

    love them all

  49. Linda Correa

    Wow what terrific new ribbon ! The nautical ribbons are perfect for a nautical or seashore wedding. Would love to use them on scrapbook pages ! The bakers twine comes in fab colors ! I am always looking for new tulle to craft with ! See the black for a Halloween wreath ! I am so into your products.

  50. Melissa

    Lovin’ both the herringbone and the nautical cut outs. How cute!

  51. Scrappin' Diva - Cindy B

    Wow! So many great ideas! I want to try them all! Thanks for the inspiration!

  52. Jamie Larsen

    Great projects from everyone but I am so in love with the nautical cutouts!!!

  53. Lynda

    Oh my…your designers are sooooo creative!!!! Love the new designs!

  54. Sandi B

    Love the creativity from everyone. Really like how the stars were used for inking and masking. I will have to give that a try. Never thought of using ribbon like that.

  55. Anne kendrick

    All of it is so cool!!!!

  56. Vonda Unite

    While all are really nice, I just love the nautical ribbons and NEED, yes not want but NEED lol, them! They will be perfect to add to cards for our son & others still in the Navy and also to use for scrapbooking both of our sons’ Navy service. Thanks for such great designs as always 🙂

  57. Kelley Hooker

    Okay, I just watched the video. I am super excited about the ones with the adhesive backing. Brilliant idea! Love the pennants, the scallop and can’t wait to see the rosette.

  58. Kelley Hooker

    Tally ho! Love the tweed.

  59. Kim A.

    OH my gosh, LOVE all the new ribbons. Really love all the inspiration with the gorgeous projects!!

  60. Amy Cooley

    Love seeing all the new products!

  61. Heather Thompson

    I need to do that chore board, that rocks, Great projects today!!

  62. Robin Buchholz

    Love the new releases! Thanks for a fun blog hop.

  63. Vickie Farrow

    Oh my, I’m so excited about the new releases. I love them all. And the colors are awesome!

  64. Cheryl L.

    Silk ribbon for card making…yes!!! The tulle, the nautical…too many great choices!!

  65. Vanessa B

    Ive had this nautical bag rolling round my mind for a week now and I think these adorable ribbons just sealed the deal, gotta make it 🙂 Thank You!!!

  66. Nancy Hilliker

    I absolutely love the banner ribbon. I can see me buying a lot of that is all different colors.

  67. Wendy Leirmo

    These are awesome

  68. Lucy E.

    I am in love with the Satin Nautical shapes!
    The stars are always a hit-so many uses for them!
    The Herringbone ribbon looks really fun!
    Great projects by the Ribbonistas!

  69. Katie B.

    I just love that herringbone ribbon card and wristband. And that outfit, too cute! Also love that burlap back. Wonderful job everyone! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  70. erin

    wow, so many great ribbons!!!

  71. Melissa

    Aw, I love the bow tie onesie and chore chart! And man, that ribbon! Love the dotted and narrow chiffon! So pretty!

  72. Bonnie Norris

    They are so neat. I really love the “reach to the stars” mobile and the card. I already know of some projects I could use them on. Thanks for the chance to win them.

  73. Carla Hundley

    Fun new creations with
    the lovely ribbons! So many
    to choose from, love them all.
    Carla from Utah

  74. Sue McRae

    Love the nautical ribbons!

  75. Shari C

    More great ideas from May Arts! Thanks for the continued inspiration and the chance to win!

  76. barbara macaskill

    LOVE them all! Dee Dee’s bow tie is just so adorable and I LOVE Valerie’s star mobile. Charlene’s cards are awesome! LOVE the anchors! Can’t wait to get my paws on these ribbons!! YUMMMMMMMMMMMYYYYY!

  77. by belle

    I just love that herringbone ribbon!! All the colors are so vintage looking!!

  78. dobber

    May Arts Ribbon is the BEST! nothing compares to their ribbon. thank you for the opportunity for a chance to win!

  79. Linda

    Pick me? Pick me? I love ribbon for all sorts of crafts and card making!

  80. bearsmother

    I love the herringbone – it’s new and unique. the stars and the nautical satin cut outs are great. I can see lots of them being used on my greeting cards as embellishments.
    thanks ladies for the wonderful suggestions for using these new ribbons.

  81. Dawn Miner

    Love al the new nautical ribbons and the gold stars!!!


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