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May Arts Ribbon Blog


I decided to pull out an old photo do to a layout for this fun collaboration with Creative Imaginations!  The rich papers worked so well with some of the GORGEOUS ribbon choices from May Arts!




To begin this layout I chose my papers, cut them into various sized strips, and began laying them out how I thought I would want them.

Once I had an arrangement I liked, I went ahead and adhered the strips to one another and set the block aside.  I then decided to add some mist to my background.  I used a rag to smear the ink a bit on the background.  After it was dry, I adhered the block of strips over the background.
The next step was to pull out LOTS of ribbon and start making decisions!  I chose a few that I felt worked well with the photo and the papers and adhered them to my background.  I used my Tiny Attacher to attach the silk ribbon so it could remain fluid and loose.

I added my photo and a couple of die cuts to accent it.  The photo is popped up with foam tape so it fits nicely over the layers of ribbon.

Next came the title.  I added the letter stickers and decided they needed just a little something to make them pop.  I stitched the twine over them by hand (I did remove a few strands from the twine to make the stitching easier) and then highlighted the letters with a white pen.

Finally, a few sequins fell off the elastic strip as I worked and I like that, so I glued them where they landed and then added a few more.  I used stickers and die cuts to embellish around the layout, stamped a few leafy blocks, and popped in some gemstone brads to finish it all off!

I love how the ribbon and the Christine Adolph collection work SO well together!  Thanks for stopping by!

Blog post by: Jingle



We have a winner!  Congratulations to:

Kristie Maynard
Wonderful layout.  I love the idea of the baker's twine as the sun rays.  Fabulous idea

Kristie, email me at [email protected] with your shipping address to claim your prize!

**All winners have 2 weeks to claim their prize**



Today's giveaway is a gift package from Christine Adolph's Sakura Collection:

All you have to do is comment on any post today!  Tomorrow I will annouce a winner and a new prize pack to give away! 

And be sure to stop on by the Creative Imaginations blog to win some M/A Ribbon!

Happy hopping & good luck to all!


The Ribbon Lady


  1. Goat Girl

    Wow the Sakura paper collection is one of the most beautiful I've ever seen!  

  2. Maggy Tronche

    Beautiful layout!! Love it! TFS! And this papers collection is so beautiful too! Thanks for the chance to win! Big Hugs.. Maggy :)

  3. Kathy P

    The colors in this layout are SO rich! And I love the artistic design!

  4. Laura Cox

    Love this LO….what a great idea!!

  5. Cheryl Hutcherson

    Love this collection and the layout you did!

  6. Lucy

    Thanks for sharing! I like that it is so different :)

  7. Bhawana

    beautiful layout. decorated it so nicely/

  8. rush

    i love seeing how this layout came together.

  9. Lynda

    Beautiful layout!  I am wondering though – did you stamp some blocks of leaves on the kraft background?  You didn't mention it in your explanation.

    1. Jingle

      Lynda,  I DID stamp those leaf blocks using a Stampendous! stamp mentioned in the supply list!  I am sorry that I left that step out!  I just added them toward the end, but of course, you could easily do it prior to layering!

  10. luanne

    lovely layout! love the different papers and great photo.

  11. Christine Dring

    Wow! What a stunning layout! 

  12. NWFlamingo

    Gorgeous layout, papers and ribbons.  What a lot of work.

  13. Becky D

    What a gorgeous layout!  I love how those papers work with the beautiful ring!  My  hubby is a jeweler and I can appreciate beautiful rings :)  Love the extra gems and sparkles!

  14. alice hancock

    Beautiful papers!

  15. Mary-Anne V.

    These papers look amazing. Thanks for the great inspiration. 

  16. Barbara H

    I like the way the photo just pops on your layout.  I especially like what you did with the flowers and the free flowing ribbon.

  17. Denise Bryant

    Beautiful layout! I love all the embellishments! lovely, rich color combo too!

  18. MelodyJ

    That is a very pretty set.

  19. Kelly Guercio

    Great layout, love all the details!

  20. Sue D

    Wonderful layout–I like the papers and embellishments you used to highlight the ring.

  21. CallyAnn

    Super cool layout! I love the colors!

  22. Sharon Gullikson

    I've always been a fan of purple and orange. I HAD to have a purple and orange dress when I was 8

  23. Kristie Maynard

    So here I was thinking how much I love this layout and should do something like it, I'm reading along and BAM!  There's my name in front of me.  How exciting!  I will be sending my info off to you right away!  Thanks so much.
    I can't tell you how much I love this layout.  It is so not what I would usually do, but I may try something like this.  I just love everything about ti!

  24. Latrice

    I love all the color and the ribbon you mixed in! Great job!

  25. Barb king

    Really nice layout, love all the textures and colors!  Barb

  26. B. Poteraj

    Wow, there are so many elements. You made them allll come together.

  27. Amy Jones

    I love this layout.  It's Beautiful.  All the papers and embellishments are so neat.  Thanks for a little bit of inspiration.

  28. Natasha G.P.

    Hey Jingle, I love the stamped images.

  29. Marsha F

    Great layout!  I love your use of ribbon & twine!

  30. Leah

    Beautiful LO and beautiful ring!!!

  31. Julie Shearer

    Beautiful layout. Thanks for a chance to win.

  32. Miriam Prantner

    Gorgeous layout!  Love all the layers and the spritz!

  33. Tammy Hall

    I love the layout.  I would have used my new wedding ring in the layout since  I was just married one short month ago!!! I love the colors, so pretty!!!!! The beautiful package that you are giving away will make some lucky winner (pick me pick me) very happy!!! That was a subliminal message Hahahahahaha!!!

  34. Bethany Becker

    Beautiful layout.  I love all the pp that you used and the sewing by the letters.  The rose ribbon is gorgeous. 

  35. DebbieC.

    Great layout. I like how you used twine to stitch the letters and the ribbon flowing at the bottom.

  36. Lyn Gill

    Love the sprayed background! Really need to get me some of the glimmer sprays! Gorgeous layout!

  37. Kris stice

    Very pretty. Thanks for the inspiration.

  38. Cyndi Stephenson

    I love your layout.  Awesome idea using the ring as the main focus.  Your giveaway is gorgeous today.  I would love to get my hands on that to play with.  Thank you for the chance to win it.


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