May Arts Ribbon Blog

Stripes. Always a classic.


The May Arts Solid/Stripe ribbon comes in 12 attractive color combinations. The stripe pattern is versatile, always popular, ever the classic. A handy ribbon to use – whatever your purpose – from baskets and floral arranging to paper crafting and interior design.

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This week I pulled out my solid/stripe ribbon and challenged myself to create projects using the ribbon as my inspiration.  With the recent May Arts Blog challenge, “ribbon on cards” in mind,  I thought that would be a good place to start.

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The YOU MAKE ME HAPPY card uses May Arts solid/stripe in celery and white 365-2-46, olive silk SK16 and white sheer/ruffle edge 350-58-01


  • To add texture and dimension, I layered ribbons of varying widths and textures. 
  • I also applied acrylic paint to the edges of the card.

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REMEMBER TO GIGGLE uses light blue/white stripe 365-2-34. natural burlap string SM10, orange sheer ruffle edge 350-58-28 and orange wire string KS28.


  • Fold over a 3 inch piece of ribbon and sew a button near the ends to create a tab. 
  • Wire string is an amazing thing.  If you haven’t used it before – try it!

After making a few cards I decide to showcase the Solid/Stripe on a few scrapbook pages.  Wide ribbon is something scrappers are often apprehensive about.  But it can add so much texture, depth and interest to a page.  Give it a try.

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This FUN TIMES layout used the Navy/white stripe 365-2-03 and natural burlap string SM10.


  • There is nothing like a lovely big bow with the classy stripe! Instant happy!
  • Burlap string is an absolute must for buttons.

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10th ANNIVERSARY layout uses burgundy/ivory stripe 365-2-25, satin pleats in burgundy 379-15-25 and natural burlap string SM10, and 2 brand new May Arts lace ribbons.


  • Distress your ribbon for an aged vintage look. 
  • Ribbon of any width makes a perfect photo corner.

Next up – The altered item.  Paper crafters love to alter and the wide stripe is perfect for altering journals, covering clipboards, or in this case – changing a plain wooden photo frame box into a bright, lively, unique container!

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For this box I used the red/white stripe 365-2-14, white grosgrain/parrot green edge 358-15-46 and the grosgrain/circle XJ10 in black/white/silver.


  • Adhere vintage buttons on top of your ribbon for a playful look.
  • Ribbon works with almost any other material, most of the box is covered in blue masking tape.

Blog Posted By: Leah Farrar-White


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  1. Jennifer H.

    I love that you used such wide bold striped ribbon in so many projects. Gives every one a different look! Great job!!


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