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May Arts Ribbon Blog – Design Team Call

Have you ever thought that it would be fun to be a Ribbonista?  Would you like to have May Arts Ribbon’s entire online catalog available for you to use on your projects?  If so, this Design Team Call is for you! 

I’d like to officially welcome everyone to the May Arts Ribbon Blog Design Team Call!  I have been so excited to announce this one!


First, let me tell you about our teams.  We have two, the Prima Ribbonistas & the Cameo Ribbonistas.  The Prima Ribbonistas are our primary design team; they have regular posts here on the blog & get to play with lots of goodies generously sent by our Partners in Craft!    The Cameo Ribbonistas are our regular guest designers.  Both teams get plenty of ribbon to work with.  I am looking for a variety of designers to create either written or video tutorials for these teams.   There are no restrictions for this call – everyone is welcome to enter!


As a Ribbonista, you will:

  • Receive a regular supply of May Arts Ribbon to work with. 
  • Prima Ribbonistas will also receive product from our Partners in Craft. 
  • Have your name, bio, headshot and link to your personal blog on our site.
  • Be compensated for all work posted for the M/A Blog.
  • Be compensated for any published work where May Arts is credited, courtesy of our new Publication Appreciation Program.
  • Receive exposure through the M/A blog & our other social media sites.
  • Receive a discount off our wholesale prices for all your purchases.


In return, you will be expected to:

  • Use May Arts Ribbon in your projects and link whenever possible.
  • Actively promote May Arts Ribbon.  This includes social media participation. 
  • Prima Ribbonistas are to have regular posts, as well as participate in cross promotions whenever possible. 
  • Using product from our Partners in Craft is appreciated. 


This call is going to be a bit different from last time, so be sure to read through all the details.  There will be two rounds.  Details for both are listed below:


Round 1:

Post a minimum of 3 projects on your own blog, one of which should be in tutorial form.   Please choose projects that best exemplifies your style & talent.  You are expected to use ribbon in all your projects.   While it is appreciated if M/A ribbon is used, it is not required for the first round. 

Email me the following no later than June 11th 2012 at [email protected]:

  • Subject line: May Arts Ribbon DT Call
  • Contact information: name, address, email address & all blog/website addresses
  • Which position you are applying for: written or video.  Also note, if offered, whether you would be interested in working as a Cameo Ribbonista.
  • Your resume.  If you don’t have one, please list the past & present Design Teams you have been a member of.  (Being on another Design Team is not a prerequisite.) 
  • A brief description of yourself, including your design strengths and why you want to be a Ribbonista.
  • A link to your submission post.  (If you do not have a blog, you will be permitted to email me your projects instead)


All finalists will be announced on the blog on June 15th, 2012.


Round 2:

For the final round May Arts will provide the finalists with their choice of ribbon to work with to create a final project.

  • All finalists are required to create a minimum of either one tutorial or one video, whichever applicable.  Again, please choose a project that best exemplifies your style & talent. 
  • Email me at [email protected] with your ribbon request.  There are no yardage restrictions, but please note all requests must first be approved before we ship. 
  • When you have completed your project, email me the following.  For Video Submissions:  Post your video tutorial on your own blog.  Then forward me the YouTube link to your video, plus photos of the completed project.  Please also include a brief written introduction to the video.  For Written Submissions:  Post the tutorial on your own blog.  Then forward me the link to your post, along with photos of the completed project.  Please also include a brief written introduction to the tutorial.  All photos should be sent as an attachment and in jpeg form.
  • Deadline: July 13th, 2012.  All submissions will be posted the week of July 16th 2012.


Our new Design Teams will be announced July 23, 2012.


Good luck to all!


-The Ribbon Lady


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  4. Amanda Coleman

    When does the term start?

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  6. Sandy Allnock

    Oh if only I had more hours in my day…I dream of one day being a ribbonista 🙂

    1. The Ribbon Lady

      You'd be most welcome, Sandy!  🙂 


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  9. Cresta Woodruff

    I have dreamed of being a Ribbonista! I am going to give it a try! Thanks for the opportunity. I love May Arts ribbon!

  10. Jackie H

    This sounds very exciting but the time frame is not right for me this year! I thought I would comment on the contest you are having with Paper Library!
    I love ribbons!!

  11. Krista H.

    Wow… I will go and give it a try!!!

  12. [email protected]

    Hi, this is very exciting, and I would like to try out! Is the call open to international scrappers? Do you want _one_ blog-post with three projects with ribbons on it? Looking foreward to following all the wonderfull creations here:)

    1. The Ribbon Lady

      Hi Elisabeth,
      The call is open to everyone.  No restrictions. 
      The choice is yours whether you want to put all three in one post or separately.  As long as I get the links, I'm happy. 

      1. [email protected]

        Thank you! I'm working on some projects to share:)

  13. Hilary Frye

    Would you consider artists who work in fabric with your ribbon?  Or is this for paper only?
    Thank you.

    1. The Ribbon Lady

      Hi Hilary,
      I would love to see crafters who work with fabric!  We are not just a paper crafting blog.  🙂 


      1. Hilary Frye

        Great!  Thank you!

      2. Hilary Frye

        Not able to make the deadline today.  But I still dearly love your ribbon.  Good Luck to all design team entrants!

  14. Kelley

    Oh this would be so much fun!

  15. Char Dobson

    This is very exciting! Question: What is the length of the new Design Team's term?

    1. The Ribbon Lady

      Hi Char,

      There is not a specified term, but roughly about a year. 


  16. Barbara Johnson

    Oh my!!! I love this!! I'm getting started today on this!! What fun this should be and a great challenge too!! I'm working!!

  17. Emily h

    This is fantastic!

  18. Monika/buzsy

    Do the projects have to be brand new, or can we post some 'old' favorites?

    1. The Ribbon Lady

      Hi Monika,
      Whether the projects are new or not is up to you.   🙂 

  19. Melyssa

    Hi Ribbon Lady
    that did help but now I have another question
    How often are tutorials required?  One per month?

    1. The Ribbon Lady

      Depends on which team you are trying out for.  The Cameo team might be once every other month.  The Prima team is probably once a month but you have promotions to play along with, as well.  Ultimately, since it is a large group of designers, there is a lot of flexibility.  I really do like to keep everything easygoing & fun for all!  🙂


  20. Melyssa

    What are the requires of the "written" and "video" positions?

    1. The Ribbon Lady

      Hi Melyssa,

      We have two types of designer positions available: 1 is for designers who would like to make video tutorials and the other is to write tutorials.  Hope this helps!  🙂 

  21. melissa cash

    Wow, sounds like an awesome opportunity!  I think I will have to throw my craftiness in for a try at one of your amazing teams.

  22. Larissa Heskett =)

    YEAH!! Love the changes from last years call!! =) I have been thinking for MONTHS about what I am going to create!! =) I sure hope ALL you May Arts Ribbon LOVERS will try out~I LOVE seeing ALL of the talent and ideas!! THANKS for the chance to be a DT Member again!! =) Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!

  23. Annette Allen

    AWESOME…can't wait to apply…I have been waiting for this…


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