May Arts Ribbon Blog

Welcome to the May Arts/Hero Arts Blog Hop!  Today, I have a quick and easy project for you made extra special by May Arts Ribbons and the Merci Bouquet Clear Stamp Set from Hero Arts.  I’m going to show you how to get two different looks from one sheet of paper just by changing the ribbons, ink and image.

My inspiration came from this little journal given to me by a friend who had committed to pray for me for several months.  It’s a prized possession and I was inspired to make one for my friends and my children to let them know that they are being remembered daily.

I love the elegance of this image Hero Arts Merci Bouquet paired with May Arts Crochet cotton ribbon.  I cut and layered the flower for more dimension.

This fun bird from the same set, shimmery May Arts Sheer Watermelon ribbon and the reverse side of the paper totally changes the mood of the notebook!

Two great looks from Hero Arts, May Arts Ribbon and a single sheet of paper.  I have a full printable tutorial for you HERE.

  

Thanks for joining us on the May Arts Blog!  Be sure to check back to see what the other May Arts Designers have to inspire you; and be sure to check out the Hero Arts blog for even more creative ideas!

Blog post by: Charlene Driggs

There are 2 ways to win goodies of your own: our Facebook Giveaway our just leave a comment on any post this week!

 

  1. Kelly

    These are sooo beautiful. I know that I would be blessed to receive one! 🙂

    Reply
  2. jen shears

    WOW! These would be wonderful gifts!!!

    Reply
  3. Cindi

    These are two adorable…I love both designs!
    Thanks for sharing…Cindi

    Reply
  4. gailanne

    How lovely both these books are…very creative and beautiful!

    Reply
  5. SherylH

    Two beautiful projects and I love both ribbons you have used!

    Reply
  6. daniela

    Just gorgeous !! 🙂
     

    Reply
  7. {vicki}

    fabulous gift idea—
    one I would really love getting!

    Reply
  8. AnitaRex

    Wow your books are gorgeous!  My favorite is the first one love the "shabbiness" to it!  :>

    Reply
  9. Vera W. Yates

    Charlene, these are so adorable! What a neat idea.

    Reply
  10. Michelle Weddle

    Lovely projects!  Love the colors.

    Reply
  11. Pai

    those journals are gorgeous!

    Reply
  12. Denise Poshard

    Y'all are giving us such fun ideas this week – just love these mini journals!

    Reply
  13. Cynthia B.

    These are great looks for both versions of the journal! What a lovely gift idea for a special friend.

    Reply
  14. Karen

    Adorable!  What a great gift idea!

    Reply
  15. Kathy Bradley

    Charlene,
    What beautiful journals – and they would make such wonderful gifts for so many people in our lives – a "just because" gift – which are the best!  Thanks for sharing and for the tutorial.

    Reply
  16. Virginia

    The ribbon says it all.  Love yours!

    Reply
  17. Marie / Legojenta

    Such pretty journals! TFS =)

    Reply
  18. Debbie C.

    These are both gorgeous..love the sentiment.

    Reply
  19. LinhC

    These are so sweet!  Love the little bird.

    Reply
  20. Buffe

    very nice journals

    Reply
  21. Barbara Moore

    I love everyone of your little journals! They are all beautiful!

    Reply
  22. Lorene Metz

    Love these cute little journals. How clever.  Great Job!!!

    Reply
  23. Pam Bray

    Woozers, great mini journals, they are all so lovely

    Reply
  24. JulieZ

    Such sweet little journals Charlene – what a wonderful gift it would be for someone!  Just lovely!

    Reply
  25. Mary-Anne V.

    What a great idea… that is so special and unique. I am going to make one of these for my kids. Thanks for the ideas and the beautiful inspiration. 

    Reply
  26. Janet L.

    Amazing how different two projects can be! I love them both, colors and ribbons especially.
     

    Reply
  27. Sharon L-S

    Love both journal covers.  The watermelon ribbon is awesome.  I have a quilt top I'm working on that both ribbons could embellish nicely.  Thanks for sharing.

    Reply
  28. Lin B

    These are beautiful!  I've really enjoyed this week of your collaboration with Hero Arts!

    Reply
  29. Agata

    Wow! THese are amazing! Love the idea of such a book and the execution is perfect!

    Reply
  30. Lisa Dawson

    I'm all about birds, so my favorite is the bird pad.   Love the color choices and the beautiful multiloop ribbon bow!  How do you do that?

    Reply
  31. Lucy

    These journals came out gorgeous!

    Reply
  32. Shona

    Two lovely journals Charlene – Thanks for including the tutorial too!

    Reply
  33. Katarina

    So pretty, both of them, and romantic too!

    Reply
  34. Sue Kment

    A treasured gift Chalene. Love the colors too!

    Reply
  35. Indy

    I just love mini books and both of these are gorgeous!

    Reply
  36. Sue D

    Such pretty notebooks!

    Reply
  37. Terri (blindstamper)

    Beautiful!  'Nuff said!  🙂

    Reply
  38. Robin Mayfield

    The journals are beautiful.  The ribbon gives them such a finished look, just lovely!!!

    Reply
  39. Christine Dring

    These are so pretty Charlene! What a fab idea!

    Reply
  40. Darlene Gabriel

    Charlene these little journals are so gorgeous. I love the paper you've used. I especially love the first one with its soft vintage look and pearls pin.

    Reply
  41. Darlene Gabriel

    Charlene these little fournals are so gorgeous. I love the paper you've used. I especially love the first one with its soft vintage look and pearls pin.

    Reply
  42. Bethany Becker

    These are too adorable.  Thanks for the great idea. 

    Reply
  43. Holly Tolman

    These are really cute!

    Reply
  44. Memoriesbymanda

    The notebooks are so sweet! I love that sentiment stamp.

    Reply
  45. Susanne

    I am inspired by these two beautiful little journals and by thoughtfulness that that went in to creating them.

    Reply
  46. Jennie P.

    Boy these are cute! I just love all the inspiration I get here.

    Reply
  47. Joyce

    What great ideas and soooo cool!

    Reply
  48. anne

    wonderful journals!  love the variety of looks!  Anne

    Reply
  49. Leni

    Super sweet notebooks!

    Reply
  50. Laura Cox

    super sweet, super cute1

    Reply
  51. Jeyatha

    Thatz soooo cute.. Would love to make my diet plan book so colorful so that I go to it everyday.. 🙂

    Reply
  52. debb

    These are great- love the idea- what a nice little gift!

    Reply
  53. lea-maria

    I love this idea! In the past we have made tiny notepads for the kids teachers with school inspired papaers!

    Reply
  54. Sar Tann

    This is a great idea. Very pretty/. 🙂
     

    Reply
  55. Ange

    Both really cute! Love the different takes.

    Reply
  56. Sue McRae

    Love the vintage and romantic feel of your first project!

    Reply
  57. Donna

    Very pretty and sweet little journals, wonderful idea!! Great design as well!
    Thanks for sharing
    hugs
    Donna 

    Reply
  58. Jennifer H.

    What a wonderful gift from your friend, in more ways than one! And you are paying it forward to your family and friends. You did a beautiful job on your journals too! TFS!

    Reply
  59. rush

    nice journals!  thank you for sharing.

    Reply
  60. Karen L K

    Both of these journals are very nice!

    Reply
  61. Kelly Massman

    these are so pretty!

    Reply
  62. Barb Ireland

    Those are just  sweet! I can't wait to start making these.Are they just store bought little notebooks?
    TFS
    Barb

    Reply
  63. Holly

    very lovely!
    Holly

    Reply
  64. Karen Rice

    What an awesome idea for someone who is struggling with their health!  Thanks for tutorial!

    Reply
  65. Angie Hall

    What cute notebooks, Charlene. That sheer watermelon ribbon is gorgeous.Thanks for giving such good instructions in your tute.

    Reply
  66. Trudi Wilbur

    Just beautiful!  I love little journals, I should really carry a little prayer journal around with me to scribble in when I see requests on facebook & chat with friends so I can remember them all.

    Reply
  67. Karen aka Soccerboyzmom

    Love how those journals came out and I like the two tone ribbon

    Reply
  68. Rosann

    Charlene I love your projects and the idea of a prayer journal for friends, great gift ideas!  Yes, those May Arts ribbons can create many looks they've got an awesome array of ribbons!
     

    Reply
  69. Amanda Coleman

    I love the sentiment on the front of the journals.  What a fun way to remember the people who are important in your life!

    Reply
  70. Elizabeth

    super cute idea  and so individualized! nicely done.

    Reply
  71. Miriam Prantner

    These are so sweet and what a great gift.  Thanks!

    Reply

Write Comment

Follow Along

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

About May Arts

Welcome to the May Arts Ribbon brand blog. May Arts Ribbon is known for its superior quality and classic design.

If you are a business looking to buy May Arts Ribbon, register to shop wholesale.

About Ribbon Resource

Ribbon lovers can shop the ribbon seen on the blog at our retail site www.ribbonresource.com. Ribbon Resource is May Arts' retail store, a fun play off our tagline "The Ribbon Resource".

Categories

Archives

Email Exclusive

Sign up to receive special offers and promotions from the crafty people at MayArts.com!

Copyright © 2016 | All rights reserved.

Sitemap | Terms and Conditions | Privacy Policy