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Today, we have a very special guest on the May Arts Ribbon Blog with a bonus project using May Arts Ribbon & Penny Black Stamps.   Please help us welcome Valerie Gee!   First, here’s a little about Valerie:

Valerie Gee Head Shot

Hi!  My name is Valerie Gee, and I was born a crafter!  I’m so lucky to live in Colorado with my amazing husband and two beautiful little girls.  I love sharing my creativity with others, teaching, sharing ideas, and crafting whenever I can.


And her project:

St. Patrick's Day Card: Kiss Me!

I used the Penny Black stamp “Kisses”, and with a tiny modification to her necklace to make it look like a 4-leaf clover, turned her into a super cute St. Patrick’s Day image!  I also took old brads that didn’t match my project, and altered the brads with embossing powder to make them coordinate with my green theme.  

Kiss me with Shamrock

I used four of these modified heart brads to create a 4-leaf clover accent for the dot on the “I” in the word “Kiss” from the Penny Black Kiss me stamp, “x x x.”  I added some green striped grosgrain ribbon to the back side of my image to create a ruffled boarder, put it all together, and I created a super cute St. Patrick’s Day card!  Now Kiss me!  I’m NOT Irish!  Ha!


Here’s a video tutorial for her card:

St. Patrick's Day Card: Kiss Me!



I did mention a weekend giveaway, didn’t I?   We will keep this super easy…cause, well, that’s the best kind of giveaway, isn’t it?  😉

All you have to do to enter to win 2 spools from our new releases is to post a comment right here!  And for even more chances to win, head on over to our blog hop & see what we’ve got cookin’ up there! 

Good luck & happy weekend, y’all!




We have a winner!  Congratulations to:

Lucy E.

This is such a cute St. Patrick’s Day card! I love the way the image is framed with the ribbon.

Lucy, email me at [email protected] with your shipping address to claim your prize!

**all winners have 2 weeks to claim their prize**

**when emailing, please note which giveaway/prize you are claiming**


  1. Lucy E.

    Oh my goodness! This has made my day! We’ve had a heck of a time the past week or so with health issues, so this is great news! Thank you!

    1. Valerie Gee

      Congratulations Lucy! I hope you enjoyed the blog hop and all the great projects we shared!

  2. Carmen

    What a great card. I love the heart shaped brad idea they make the perfect shamrock.

  3. Robin Buchholz

    What a cute card! I love the colors and the little girl.

  4. Kanan Pandya

    Such a sweet card. Love the way you have used the ribbon around the cute image. :-)

  5. Lyn Kaufmann

    Adorable card. The ribbon around the image really pops it off the page. Your altered “dot” for the I is perfect.

  6. Scrappin' Diva - Cindy B

    What a darling card! TFS!

  7. Donna

    Beautiful card, you have so much talent!

  8. Julia Higginbotham

    Very cute card for St. Patty’s Day!

  9. Julia Higginbotham

    Cute card for St Patty’s Day.

  10. Barbara K

    Great card! I love the ribbon border and was even more excited too see the tutorial. The heart shamrock is the perfectly sweet embellishment.

  11. Kelly F.

    I love this – especially the way you used four heart brads and formed them into a shamrock! I’ve looked everywhere for shamrock brads with no luck – now I’ve got it! Thanks for such a brilliant idea.

  12. Denise Shepherd

    Gorgeous card, very cheeky looking lol x

  13. Jennifer Scull

    what an absolutely adorable card! so cute to create a ruffle frame for the image!

  14. marylouh

    I’ll bet that little girl is a handful – reminds me of Eloise. Cute card.

  15. stamping sue

    Very good card. like the way you wrapped the ribbon around the image.
    stamping sue

  16. Desiree

    Adorable…I love girl stamps !!

  17. Pauline Halloran

    Loving the girlie green card… Happy St Pat’s all and thank you for the opportunity for another fabulous chance to win!

  18. Shirley

    I just love this card, the color of green is so bright and cheery and the girl is so adorable. She reminds me of my youngest Granddaughter who says to me “You Silly grandma”.

  19. Linda F

    Very cute. I love the ruffled ribbon frame and the heart 4leaf clover, very clever ideas.

  20. alison bergman

    This project is so cute…and I love the fact you used other products – the brads, and repositioned them for your project…made them look like a four leaf clover and did the embossing powder color change! Haven’t done that in years..nice to be reminded that we can use older products in a different way! Top of the morn, luck of the Irish to you! Thanks for sharing such a cute wee green project!

  21. Janet Castle

    Now she is just the cutest little girl…bet she will receive lots of kisses!!! TFS,
    castle77 at comcast dot net

  22. Karen Hayes

    Very clever to modify those hearts into a clover! Thanks for the chance to win!

  23. Paulette S

    So Cute! I love how you changed the necklace and the brads to be for St. Patty’s Day!

  24. Barbara S

    This is so cute!!

  25. Kelly Flaherty

    This is an adorable card and of course the ribbon is exception. How much more Irish can you get?

  26. Barbara S

    Cute card! Love the ribbon!

  27. Vanessa

    Beautiful card! I love the shamrock that you made from the hearts! This is such a cute stamp, and seeing it used in a different way makes me want to run out and buy it! Congratulations on becoming a new design team member. Looking forward to seeing even more of your ideas!

  28. Michele (by belle)

    Seriously adorable card! I love the modification you made to her necklace!!

  29. Jennifer Essad

    the little girl kissing reminds me of being a mom :) thank you

  30. Denise Bryant

    Sweet card! I love how that pretty ribbon frames the image! Great coloring too!

  31. Jill Woodfork

    I LOVE this card and the brad altering was genius! I would love to see more of your designs and crafty ideas, do you have a website? Thanks for sharing!

  32. Debbie Wyatt-Lawes

    Love this card how pretty is the ribbon and how cute is that shamrock brad

  33. Linda Spence

    That card is soo cute!!

  34. Lucy E.

    This is such a cute St. Patrick’s Day card! I love the way the image is framed with the ribbon. :-)

  35. Iris Soscia

    Adorable image and lovely card.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  36. Janine B

    Such a cute image with the ribbon round

  37. Teresa Godines #6857

    Welcome Valerie!!! Your image is so cute. Love how you gathered the ribbon around her. TFS

  38. Janis

    Really clever way to alter the brads and make the shamrock!! Adorable!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  39. Taunya Butler

    I just love any of May Arts Ribbons!! They are all quality, great colors and just plain awesome!!

  40. Cathy A

    Super cute, love the added necklace!

  41. Yolanda

    Adorable card. I love the use of the brads.

  42. Terri Burson

    What a great idea to repurpose those brads!!

  43. Miriam Prantner

    How adorable! LOVE this cute image and wonderful coloring!

  44. Nikki C

    This is just adorable :)

  45. Dawn Miner

    Very cute card!

  46. Denise Key

    This card is so cute love the little girl and ribbon trim! A fun card!

  47. Sabrina Radican

    Such an adorable card and a wonderful idea with the brads!!

  48. Mary Mac

    If she gets pinched its cuz she is so darn cute.

  49. Carla Hundley

    This is so cute
    and I love the
    altered shamrock
    on the necklace!
    Carla from Utah

  50. Lisa Hiatt

    Soooo cute…..

  51. Judy B

    Such a cute card for St. Patrick’s Day. Love the ribbon she used around the card, and the coloring super. Thanks for sharing.

  52. barbara lassiter

    This is adorable and so clever to use the brads to make a shamrock.

  53. Vickie Farrow

    Such a cute card. May make this one tomorrow!

  54. Kailash

    Such a sweet image on a beautifully crafted card!!!

  55. Sharon Gullikson

    I love the ribbon surrounding the image, and the little flaggy ribbon. Nice touches!

  56. stampsalot

    Fun use of pretty ribbon on a sassy image. Thanks for the ideas.

  57. Kathleen Spaeth

    Great coloring and ingenious way of altering the brads. Great use of the lovely May Arts Ribbon and it looks like an Irish Kilt. Makes me want to curtesy and do a gig!

  58. Donna Whitten

    Such a precious card, cute as a button! Love the ribbon trim.

  59. Heather Thompson

    welcome valerie, glad you could stop by, what a great card. Wonderful tutorial. Thank you for sharing.

  60. Toni Storie

    This is such a sweet card! I especially love how you have redone those heart brads to create a four leaf clover!

  61. Hussena

    This card is so adorable! I love the way you have pleated the ribbon round the image to create the ruffled border and your coloring is absolutely fabulous. :)

  62. marylouh

    The little girl is darling. Love the variegated ribbon on the card. Great card.

  63. Judy Jung

    Awesome St. Paddy’s day card!! Love the ruffled ribbon.

  64. TracyM #6773

    CONGRATULATIONS on being Guest Designer Valerie!!!

    THANK YOU for sharing your ADORABLE card, video tutorial & handy tips with us – LOVE the cute image and how you have framed her with the pinched & pleated ribbon!!! How COOL that you heat embossed the brads – I look forward to giving that a try :)

  65. Sue D

    This is adorable for St Patrick’s day!

  66. Gayle M

    Such a cute card and I like the way you changed it up to have it fit with the St. Patrick’s Day theme.

    Would also love to win the ribbon. Thanks!

  67. Penny Ward

    I love your modifications to turn her into a St. Patty’s girl. Super cute!!!

  68. Kimberly S.

    Love this card. Very clever use of the heart brads. :-)

  69. Janet Cobb

    Oh, my! Too adorable for words!!!

  70. Sandy

    So cute!

  71. Debbie V

    Love the ribbonon this card and her bright green dress – so uplifting and so cute!

  72. Amy C.

    Your card is adorable! How clever to use the heart brads to make a clover and I love that green ribbon…my favorite color!

  73. jean marmo

    So cute!

  74. Michel E

    Love the card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  75. Gabriella Bell

    A beautiful card


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