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Spring/Summer 2015 New Release Blog Hop – Day 2!


Welcome to Day 2 of our Spring/Summer 2014 New Release Blog Week!  We have another full day of new ribbon inspiration ahead of us, so let’s get started! 

If you missed yesterday’s line up, just click here!   And don’t forget to keep those comments coming to enter to win some new releases of your own!


For today we have

Karen Hanson

Working with color families can be a lot of fun, and the new 7/8″ Double Faced Satin in blues and greens and teals are about as fresh and beautiful as they come!  For two of my projects, a couple of sets of hair bows and a card I decided to use the different ribbon to define the color schemes of my projects, focusing on using color in predictable patterns.  While I absolutely adored the way these colors work with each other, I also wanted to see how I could use them to support a different color scheme in a layout I was working on.  One thing is for sure, whether on their own or with other colors, these new ribbons will be a go-to choice in your ribbon collection!

Bow Making with Satin Ribbon

Bow Making with Satin Ribbon

Card Making with Satin Ribbon

Layout with Satin Ribbon


Lalo IK

If you’re looking for something cute and helpful then this project is for you.  An easy DIY band to keep all your things together and looking good. 

DIY Journal Organizer 

The new elastic from May Arts is a true must have.  Like no other elastic carried in the store.  Let me show you how this line is different and why you need them in your stash.

Elastic Comparison


Mallika Kejriwal

For my first project with the new adhesive flowers I decided to embellish a box in shabby chic style as I really want to focus on the soft and feminine side of this fabulous trim.

I layered it up with some embellishment and flowers with some HunkyDory Antique Chic Papers.

Shabby Chic Gift Box

For my second project , I really wanted to focus an simplicity and yet elegant aspect of this Ribbon . I quickly connected these to my Rhinestones Connectors and made a Head Gear out of it. It is super pretty and looks very sophisticated at the same time.

Flower and Rhinestone Head Band


Mary Brockway

I absolutely loved working with the new 2″ Grosgrain Horizontal Striped ribbon!!  For my first project, I’ve created a little backpack-shaped book for my daughter to use as a sort of year book at the end of this year.  The ribbon is the perfect embellishment to create the illusion of straps.  I’ve also added a small latch on the front that doubles as a pencil holder.  My second project was my first attempt at a zippered pouch!  I’ve stitched several layers of ribbon together, and added a small zipper to create a quick and cute pouch ideal for  holding pencils and more.  I LOVE how it turned out!

End of Year School Notebook

DIY Zippered Pouch


Rhea Weigand

For this birthday card I created a rose using 1.5 inch Sheer Spring Floral Print .

 Birthday Card

This friendship card uses the same 1.5 inch Sheer Spring Floral Print to create whimsy floral picks.

Friendship Card


Tracy McLennon

Layout - Layered Hear Ribbon Border
I used the heart edged ribbon to create a layered border. I created this by adhering the ribbon to narrow strips of black cardstock. This way I could layer each row, and not have the previous row showing through the sheer ribbon. You can make the layered border as this or as wide as you might like, it just depends on how much sparkle you need on your project!
Using Ribbon Borders on Cards
I wanted to show off the pure glitzy beauty of this ribbon on her card. This ribbon is just oh so pretty! So I created a simple border strip going from top to bottom of the card. I wrapped the ribbon around a strip of black cardstock based on where the sentiment was to be placed.


Virginia Fynes

When asked to put the new Frayed Thread ribbon to use, I knew I was going to come up with a pretty Spring Ribbon Wreath.  I love the natural look of this frayed thread ribbon, it reminds me of linen, and the pretty colors are perfect for spring projects.  It was really easy to use too!

Spring Ribbon Wreath

Remember, all you have to do to enter to win 1 of 3 prizes up for grabs is to keep those comments coming.  You can go to Yesterday’s Post for full details! 




  1. Denise Bryant

    Such beautiful projects! The Frayed Thread Ribbon and the Adhesive Rosettes are two that really catch my eye… can’t wait to get them!

  2. Beatrice Lawson

    The blues are fantastic! Being my favorite colour I am partial to facing blue ribbons of every hue, thanks for delivering!

  3. Nikki C

    Look at all that lush new ribbon love it all !!! those mini rosettes are too cute

  4. Judy B

    So many great ideas again today for using your beautiful ribbons. Thanks for the chance to win.

  5. Amante del Papel

    my goodness the projects for today was so amazing, and beautiful, thanks for this amazing inspiring day!

  6. TracyM #6773

    WOW wow WOW
    PRETTY, PRACTICAL, BEAUTIFUL and ELEGANT projects today!!!
    I am INSPIRED and TEMPTED too!!!
    LOVE the CLEVER & CREATIVE ways the Ribbonistas have used these FABULOUS new releases – THANK YOU, EVERYONE!!!

  7. Sue D

    More wonderful projects today. Love those hair bows.

  8. KellyG

    Wow, another day of awesome projects! So creative, love what everyone came up with!

  9. Conni Reinecke

    Beautiful collection this year already bought some!!

  10. D.Ann C

    Fab projects and gorgeous, functional ribbons!!! Love ’em!! Want ’em!!!


    love all these beautiful projects and I have to say, love the beautiful headband, my daughter would love one like this

  12. Mary Holshouser

    Love these new ribbons. the flowers made out of the printed ribbon was so pretty. The exquisite box was beautiful.
    I’m making a shopping list as I write.
    thanks for having the hop and providing inspiration.

  13. Alicia M

    Beautiful projects. Like the fun little backpack too.

  14. Amy C.

    Beautiful projects today! The new ribbons are gorgeous as usual!

  15. Beverly Jordan

    Would love to be as talented as these designers! Gorgeous stuff!

  16. Carla Hundley

    Quite the bunch of great
    ideas here! Love the backpack
    book and the colors on the
    Carla from Utah

  17. Yolanda Gonzalez

    Thanks for all the great ideas. Beautiful projects.

  18. KT Fit Kitty

    Wow, more beautiful samples by your DT! I think the heart-edge ribbon is my favourite!

  19. Debbie Fisher

    Another day of awesome projects! Great job ladies!

  20. Jean Marmo

    Wow- amazing projects showcasing wonderful ribbons and trims!!!


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