May Arts Ribbon Blog

Rub it on – Make your own designer ribbon! (Giveaway Included) – Winner!

Welcome back to the May Arts blog!  Today we’ve got a time and money saving way for you to stretch your May Arts Ribbon to create a variety of different looks with very little effort using rub ons.   

Let’s get started! 

 

Supply List:

 

Here’s how easy it is…after all, the sun’s shining and we need to get the kids to the pool, right? 

 

1.     Lay your May Arts Ribbon choice(s) on a flat surface.  Choose your desired rub on, cut it out, then start rubbing with a popsicle stick or something smooth like a bone folder.   Make sure to rub the edges well.  Peel slowly.  Replace and rub thoroughly on any areas that didn’t stick.

 

2.     That’s it!  One easy step to re-invent your May Arts ribbons!

 

 

I’ve used my rubbed on ribbon to add both texture and dimension to my cards. 

 

 

Giveaway:

How many ways can you think of to ”Rub it On your May Arts ribbon”?  I’ve got a couple of packages of fun rub ons to send to a random commenter here on the May Arts blog so get your thinking caps on!  You’ve got a week from the time this post appears to leave your comment.

May Arts is also throwing in 3 spools of ribbon (your choice) to the lucky winner! 

Good Luck!  ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Blog post by: Charlene Driggs

 

For another chance to win some fun goodies & May Arts Ribbon, go to our YouTube Channel & subscribe!


Winner

We have a winner!  Congratulations to:

 

58. Pat K  August 17, 2011 @ 9:25 PM

"The rub-ons are a great way to give ribbon and extra special touch"

 

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

  1. Kristie Maynard

    How did I miss this post. I love this idea. I have lots of rub-ons and love using them, but haven’t use them on ribbon, Wonderful idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Reply
  2. Spyder

    Fabulous idea, never thought of rub-on but have printed on ribbon!

    (Lyn)

    Reply
  3. Aki

    Wow, it’s great~ I should try it now. XD

    Reply
  4. Kathy P

    I love rubons, and have more than I could EVER use on my scrap pages! So I am so grateful for this simple fun technique. I am going to try to use my hoard of alpha rub ons to make journaling strips on ribbon!

    Reply
  5. JacqueBee

    What a cute idea! Thanks for the inspiration. Happy crafting everybody!

    Reply
  6. erin t

    What a great idea!

    Reply
  7. natasha g.p.

    Rub ons are great on so many surfaces. I’ve added them to pumpkins for Halloween.

    Reply
  8. b. poteraj

    I love to use rub ons mostly on paper. I like that you used it on ribbon.

    Reply
  9. sharon gullikson

    I like to use rub ons when I make tags for foody gifts. I wish that there were more to choose from…..I guess stamps will suffice.

    Reply
  10. {vicki}

    what a great use of rub ons!
    TFS

    Reply
  11. Lynn

    Ah….! this inspires me to use some of those rub-ons I’ve had stashed away. Very clever!

    Reply
  12. Helen LeBrett

    What an amazing idea!!! I LOVE it!!! I’ll be trying this one out, many times I’m sure. thanks for the great idea Charlene ๐Ÿ™‚

    Reply
  13. ellen s

    loooove this! so awesome!

    Reply
  14. vickie

    wonderful ribbons! i love the butterfly card.

    Reply
  15. Pat K

    I follow May arts on you tube

    Reply
  16. Pat K

    The rub-ons are a great way to give ribbon and extra special touch

    Reply
  17. Naomi a. Of CO

    You can also spray diluted bleach to create a unique look.

    Reply
  18. DJ

    This would also be a great way to make name tags for some affairs! So much nicer looking than a sticker with just a name written in a marker!!
    Donna

    Reply
  19. DJ

    With the rubons and some clasps this would make some awesome jewelery, neck bands and wide braclets, especially for the younger crowd,
    So many ideas are popping into my head.
    Will be back to post some more.
    Thanks for the chance and the ideas.!!
    Donna

    Reply
  20. Maria Matter

    how fabulous!
    I would never have thought to use rub ons on ribbon…love the results!

    Reply
  21. Rebecca Ednie

    I don’t know how many ways I can think f but maybe my one suggestion will be unique. I’ve made card before with tabs of looped ribbon sticking out from under a panel. Maybe use two or three tabs plus a two or three word sentiment and put one word on each tab. I just made an altered box and that would have been awesome!

    Reply
  22. Marie / Legojenta

    Such a great idea to use rub-ons on ribbons! You can also rub on ink, distress ink, distress stains and paint on your ribbons to change their apperance =)

    Reply
  23. Denise Coulter

    Love this idea! I’ve used rub on stitching on ribbon but not images. What a wonderful idea. Completely changes the look of your ribbon.

    Reply
  24. Diana N.

    Wow, What a great idea. I can’t wait to try it.

    Reply
  25. Xinia

    Beatiful ideas!!! Iยดll try them, thks for sharing

    Reply
  26. Carol Ann Ater

    Wonderful idea. Never ever would have thought to even try this technique without your suggestion. Thank you, i’m off to add Happy Birthday to my Granddaughter’s paged ribbon.

    Reply
  27. Theresa in Kitimat

    I love this idea. Thanks for sharing. I have some alpha rub ons that I have never used. I can imagine Christmas ribbon with the words Noel or Merry Xmas.
    Thanks for offering blog candy.

    Reply
  28. Melinda Wilson

    I have used rub-on letters on ribbon before to spell out messages or names. I love using this idea and also adding numbers to make a date.

    Reply
  29. Monika/buzsy

    Oh, what a fabulous idea. I have a bunch of rub-ons, but hardly ever use them! Hmmm… can’t think of another day of using it…

    Reply
  30. joni

    I never knew I could apply rubons to ribbon. Great idea!

    Reply
  31. roxyfur

    This is such a great idea!! You could make some cute aprons and use rub-ons to decorate the ties, or rub-on some buttons onto your t-shirt for a faux shirt look!

    Reply
  32. Lucy

    I never thought of this! What a fantastic idea. I will certainly try it. Can’t think of another idea though. That’s why I check this blog every day – for ideas ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the chance.

    Reply
  33. Lillian

    What a FABULOUS idea! I have a ton of rub-ons that would work so well with this technique! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Reply
  34. SuZeQ

    Yes, I have used rubbings on ribbons before … isn’t it a great invention?

    Reply
  35. Pam

    What a great idea! So many possibilities, the first that comes to mind is personalizing, of course. I am going to have to try this. Thanks for the chance to win May Arts goodies.

    Reply
  36. BARBARA I

    This is such a great idea. Guess tomorrow I’ll get my ribbon box and take down my container with rub ons and do some designing. Thanks for being so crafty and sharing.

    hugs
    bobbi i

    Reply
  37. Tini

    Wow… what a fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing it.

    Reply
  38. Alisha

    This idea never occurred to me. Love it! Love the last card

    Reply
  39. Leanne S

    Fabulous idea! I must give it a try.

    Reply
  40. Kelley

    I have rub-ons and never use them. I like the idea of putting them on ribbon and having personalized ribbon, this I will try. Thank you for the idea and a chance to win.

    Reply
  41. Cheryl Arnold

    Thanks for amazing opportunity to win some rub-ons, and May Arts ribbon, which I absolutely love. You can also take distress ink and add to the edges of your ribbon to make it more vintage looking, if using brown tones or perhaps you have some white but want a shade of another color, run your ribbon through your distress ink and voila you have color. Also color the whole ribbon if you want or highlight some dark ribbon.

    Reply
  42. Carol L

    What a brilliant way to use up those rubons! Who knew this would look so great! Thanks for enlightening me ๐Ÿ™‚

    Reply
  43. Sue from Oregon

    Another great project Miss Charlene! Very fun!!!

    Reply
  44. Natalie Elphinstone

    What a great idea! To take it even further you could try painting over the top of your ribbon (with rubon applied) with spray mist or ink. The rub-on will act like a resist! Works especially well with white rub-ons ๐Ÿ™‚

    Reply
  45. Jen Clark

    Oh my goodness – I have tons of rub-ons, b/c I use them on canvases, altered projects, and in my art journals…but I NEVER would have thought to use them on ribbon!!! What an awesome idea!!! LOVE this!!!!

    Reply
  46. Cardcrazed (Karen G)

    I would totally use rub ons to change up ribbon. I have some gorgeous MA seam binding, and I’m just imagining it with some pretty white flowers on it. I would also take the rubbed on ribbon, and make ribbon flowers from it ๐Ÿ˜€

    Reply
  47. Shartl

    Not seeing my comment so will try again. I signed up as a subscriber on YouTube and love the videos there!
    I am crazy about ribbon and it’s always fun to see new ways to use them. Never thought to use rub-ons with my ribbon but this is just perfect. I can see folding over bits of ribbon to make tabs for mini-albums. Adding rub-ons to match the theme of the album would be fun.

    Reply
  48. karenladd

    Love new ways to use my rub-ons, and this is a great way to get more mileage out of every ribbon!! This would be a great way of using some of my wide satin ribbons….and making some great personalized gift wraps.

    Reply
  49. Shartl

    Wow, I love this idea!! Rub-ons would be great on any smooth ribbon, but never though to use them on printed ribbons as well.That gingham looks so cute with the rub-on patterns!
    The ribbons could be folded over and made into little tabs for mini-albums….with rub-on words or decorations to indicate the theme.

    Reply
  50. Mumsie

    Love this idea! Those cards are super cute!

    Reply
  51. indy

    I haven’t used rub-ons that much, but am in love of your idea. Wouldn’t it be cute to make little ribbon awards using rub ons?

    Reply
  52. Amanda Stowers

    Awesome idea! I have a ton of unused rub-ons–now, I know what to do with them. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Reply
  53. Iris S

    You are a genius! Love this tip – fantastic one!

    Reply
  54. Adi

    What a great tip to use all those old and never used rub ons! I am going to try it this week- will gladly show the results too. THANKS!

    Reply
  55. Doris

    This is a great way to jazz up ribbon – so easy and a great idea!

    Reply
  56. natasha G.P.

    Rub ons are really fun to use. It’s like magic…I have used them on cards and treat boxes.

    Reply
  57. Sharon Gullikson

    I like to put rub ons on paper bags that are decorated. I hope that I win the ribbon and rub ons. You have THE best ribbon!!

    Reply
  58. b.poteraj

    I had no idea that rub ons would stick. Thanks for the idea. I love to use rubons on paper. It reminds me of when I was a kid–using them on Easter eggs.

    Reply
  59. Lisa P

    That is some cool ribbon. I love the idea. I’ve never really thought about rub ons being able to stay on the ribbon. I need to go try this for sure.

    Reply
  60. MARIA

    So, if you use the letter rub-on on ribbons you can do projects/gifts for wedding, and other special events –

    Reply
  61. Debbie Painter

    I have so many rub-ons!! I Love this idea of using it to make one-of-a-kind ribbon!! What a Great Idea!! Thanks for sharing & a chance to win!!

    Reply
  62. DeeDee Catron

    This is fantastic! What a wonderful way to customize ribbon!! I’d love to see a white on white! and of course my favorite color combos.. red and black.. line and teal.. blue and brown .. kraft and ANYTHING lol. It’s also possible to make your own rubons with a regular printer! HELLO PERSONAL RIBBONS!!

    Reply
  63. jean marmo

    Gorgeous!! Very clever idea. Love using rub ons on flowers that I have made out of ribbon.

    Reply
  64. Anita A

    This is so cool! I love this idea. I have rub ons that need to be used. What a cool way to used ribbon as the main part of the project.

    Reply
  65. Karen K

    I have to say I love that red and black card. Clever to start the butterflies on the ribbon and then go onto the card. I am creative enough to see something a be able to do it with no trouble but I am not really creative to come up with it on my own. I would love to try rubons on ribbon though.

    Reply
  66. Viji#5858

    So genius!! Never thought of doing this! Would love to win! Thanks for the chance:) you can probably paint on the ribbons too! Rub it on sounds fun! Unique ribbon every time!

    Reply
  67. Emily Lanham

    What an awesome way to put to use all of those rub-ons that i have stashed!!!

    Reply
  68. Susan L

    I love ribbon and rub ons, so how perfect is this idea. Did you also know that the water-less tattoos work just like rub ons too. I tried that very thing this weekend after returning from a Country Music Concert in Ottawa where I picked up lots of the them. Scrapbooker’s don’t forget to pick up your tattoos at you next outing! Easy and free embellies, you could even put them on May Arts Ribbon and add that to your straw cowboy hat.

    Reply
  69. Marie Otake

    I love rub-ons! They crate a little something extra to projects while still being subtle!!! I never thought to rub them on ribbons!! I’ve never one anything from MA! I would love to get my hands on these and try them myself!!

    Reply
  70. Sue McRae

    I’m not really into rubons but love the idea of customizing ribbon with them. It would be fun to make custom name ribbons to use and wrap gifts for friends and family!

    Reply
  71. MARIA

    Oh, my! this is such a great idea!!!! thank you so very much – will have to try this. now I just need some more ribbon from you!!! thanks can’t wait to try it out!!!

    Reply
  72. Michelle Smith

    What a fun giftaway, I love rub-ons, they are fun to work with. Thanks for the chance to win some!

    Reply
  73. Christy Kerley

    Love this idea I have done this before I have also found that if you use Satin or smooth ribbon the rubon’s work better too… Great suggestion and idea’s though really like the red and white checkered card would look adorable with ants crawling up it ๐Ÿ™‚

    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