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May Arts / Bella Blvd Weekend GiveAway – Winner!

We want to start by thanking Bella Blvd for an amazing week!   We all had just a ton of fun & hope you all did too!   I hope we all get to do this again sometime soon!


We do have one more GiveAway for everyone, since you all know how I just love a good giveaway to start the weekend off right!


First up, the goods:


and the matching ribbon:


Maybe it's just because I have a little boy, but this prize pack could be my favorite of the week!


So, what do you have to do to win this prize pack?  Comment, comment, comment!

Since this is a prize pack designed for a boy, this weekend we are talking about, well…..boys!  One of my favorite subjects.  😉 

What sort of crafty products do you like to use when making something for boys?   Do you have a favorite ribbon or paper?  Maybe you have a photo on hand of a boy themed craft project you made.  Post it on our Facebook Page or email it me to me at [email protected]

I will post a winner on Monday, April 11th.


For an additional chance to win, post a comment &/or picture on our Facebook Page too! 


Good luck to everyone & have a great weekend!


We have a winner!  Congratulations to:


Anna-Laura Hocker

"I don't think about which products to use as much as I do what colors will go with a theme he's currently interested in. When he went through the Toy Story phase, we had Buzz and Woody everywhere. I pulled color from those two characters and then made stuff for my son's room. Ribbon BTW is great for adding texture to a decopauge. I have glued it down with the papers before putting on the final top coat. Other times, I add the ribbon and trim to the finished decopauge."


Anna, email us at [email protected] with your shipping address to claim your prize.

  1. tanya

    I love to use staples for my boy layouts, and grunge it up with sanding and also distress inks.

  2. {vicki}

    I’m always on the hunt for boy products!
    I usually use patterned papers (there are some great ones out there)

  3. terriavidreader

    Thanks for the chance. I’m always looking for things for guys – wish someone would get them to say what they really like on a card!

  4. Jennifer H.

    I love using the primary colors of cardstock, like reds, blues, greens, and of course kraft. And I use ribbon! Not the girly frilly kind, but ones like jute, fibers, and others with lots of texture. Once I finish a scrapbook layout of one of my 3 boys, I will use the scraps to make birthday cards.

  5. Jan Hennings

    A great giveaway and I love the coordinating ribbon!

  6. Kathy Skerven

    I would love to win this great prize. We have a new grandson born March 8th which brings the “grand” total to 3 grandsons! This would be perfect to scrapbook and embellish with.

  7. Debbie Painter

    Right now I am into doing anything that is distressed, layered & lots of texture, on my layouts & projects for all my “boys”!!! Thanks for a chance to win!!
    [email protected]

  8. griffingirl

    What a fab giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win!

  9. Rebecca Ednie

    I use hardware a lot. I never tie it in a bow though. Maybe tied in a knot or as a colorful banner. I also use twine a lot.

  10. Lindy

    I don’t have any boys except DH and he loves the outside. So I use a lot of green, kraft and blue!

  11. karen

    They also look like pretty summer colors

  12. gloria l

    I have girls, girls and girls in my family. So I tend to buy paper and embellishment for them. I now have 3 young nephews and well, it’s so hard for me to pick out the right stuff. This prize pack would be a great start. Thanks for the opportunity.

  13. kathy s

    as a grandma ot 3 darling boys(and 4 girls) This set would come in so handy- at the moment I just make them birthday cards usually with dinosaurs/dragons or trucks on them and a few cardboard trucks and things ( the eldest is nearly 5) but in the future I can see so much more happening but am always up for ideas

  14. Naomi A. of Colorado

  15. Naomi A. of Colorado

    My son is now an Eagle Scout and love camping or should I say anything outdoorsy…so I use alot of neutral colors, camping clipart, canvas, burlap, twine…you name it I use it. It all comes in handy!

  16. Janet Sisk

    I mentioned this on your FB page, but I like to use vehicles, wild animals, and fireman themes on the cards I make for boys. I mainly use stamps, but there are a lot of fun patterned papers and ribbons that use these themes, too. 😀

  17. Catherine Lippert

    I like to use natural brown card stock for my boy themed paper crafts!

  18. Sue D

    I am the mom of 4 boys–I use wood grain papers, twine and anything nautical.

  19. Elaine

    I use anything with heavy texture or metals for boy cards. Textured burlaps, the addition of a wooden barrel bead, even a rusty metal do-dad!

  20. ellen s

    ooooh! i have boys, too! AND i have been loving this paper line and, of course, the ribbon to match!!!!

  21. Mary

    I like to use my cricut to cut out shapes such as critters,etc.

  22. Pam

    Blues, greens and browns are my boy go to colors. All on kraft. Distressed embellies, too.

  23. sue w.

    The primary colors for the ribbons is perfect! All those papers, wow!
    stamping sue

  24. Kathy Freeman

    I like to use twill instead of frilly ribbons, wooden buttons instead of flowers, things like burlap and twine.

  25. sue w.

    I like the primary colors you picked out for the ribbons.
    with my boys one was born right before halloween so we always had that theme then my other son was in the spring so went with the sports theme.
    stamping sue

  26. Marie / Legojenta

    I like to use the combination of red, light green, blue and kraft when crafting for boys. And I like to keep it simple =)

  27. Lucy

    I still brighten up boy pages with bling and flowers and use navy, brown, darker color papers. I’m always on the lookout for more masculine ideas 🙂

  28. Pam

    Having 3 sons and a lot of nephews, I could really have fun with this. I usually gravitate to blues, greens & brown. Kraft is a staple, of course. I have loved all of the fun this week. Love May Arts!

  29. Cynthia B.

    I always use bright colors for “boy” pages or projects, and my accents tend to be buttons or stars. As my son gets older, though, it’s harder for me to do tween/teen boy pages than “little boy” pages. I’m moving more towards distressed papers and products, but it’s more of a challenge!

  30. erin

    The latest card I used I sanded the embossed layers, always fun to use a boy tool when making a boy card.

  31. Annette A.

    Another awesome giveaway. Can’t wait until you announce the winners.

  32. Naomi A. of Colorado

    This is so cute!

  33. Melinda Wilson

    I use anything that can be distressed: ribbons, tags, metals, etc.

  34. Crafty-Math-Chick

    Since I love dogs so much most of my boy themed cards have dogs on them, LOL! Though I certainly love the dinosaur theme in Bell Blvd’s papers in the picture above.

  35. Shartl

    My go-to products for boy themed projects are my Distress inks and twine and jute! I also love using deep colored solid cardstocks, or kraft cardstock. I have a lot of boy photos and cards for men to make all the time, so I am always on the lookout for masculine ideas!

  36. Anita Y.

    Love to use kraft card stock with, brown, blue or green 🙂

  37. Elizabeth P

    now that my boys are gone, I like to do altered boxes and frames for them — and every card is handmade.


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