Wednesday, May 2, 2012

May Arts/Ribbon Carousel Birthday Blog Hop

                                        

Ribbon Carousel is having a birthday party, May Arts Ribbon is helping to celebrate and we're inviting you to join in the fun!

The May Arts Design Team is joining the Ribbon Carousel Design Team to bring you fun and creative ways to use that Fabulous May Arts Ribbon.

It wouldn't be party without presents, right?   All you have to do to get in on the prizes is comment on each designer's blog then head to the May Arts and Ribbon Carousel Facebook pages for even more chances to win. 

Bet you're wondering what the prizes are right?  Here goes...

May Arts blog - a Ribbon Carousel!
May Arts Facebook page - 2 - 10 packs wooden ribbon spools

Ribbon Carousel blog - 4 spools of ribbon
Ribbon Carousel Facebook page - 2 spools of ribbon


Here's my project for the hop.  When we think of ribbon, we seldom think of masculine projects so I wanted to show you how you can incorporate ribbon into your guy themed projects.  I transformed a plain clipboard that I picked up for just a little over a $1 at my local W store with beautiful yet decidedly masculine, May Arts Ribbon.


I ran strips of Tear-ific Tape around the edges then coverd them with May Arts 5/8" double faced suede ribbon in dark brown (XV10).  I rounded off the edges with scissors then added my designer paper. 

I used Crystal Effects to attach May Arts Jute Cord  around the edges of the paper, then tied off some buttons with May Arts natural jute twine.   Another strip of suede ribbon covers the metal bar at the top and embellishes the card I slipped under the clip...prior to adding the "Honey Do" list!!  The card says..."You are amazing!"  :-)

I think this might make doing those honey do chores a bit more inviting, don't you? 




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81 comments:

Jess said...

Great fathers day project :)

Melissa M said...

Great masculine project. Now I don't need to be afraid to add ribbon to men's cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

Angel said...

so cool! love the jute cord!!

Dharla's Boutique said...

Oh very nice! What great ideas you have shared with us today! I can't wait to make a "Honey, Do..." board!

rlovew said...

What a fabulous Honey Do List- much nicer than what most look like.

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

What a cool clipboard, Charlene!

Grá O'Neill said...

Great clipboard, especially for Father's Day :)

Tory said...

Very nice! A great way to make a masculine clipboard. I love those things!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great project! Love those papers!

CraftyRia said...

Cool Clipboard! Great project for the men we love!

Caryn S said...

Great project! Thanks so much for sharing, I just bought several of these clipboards to alter for my kids and I really enjoy seeing what others have done with them.

Melinda AKA medialady said...

Love the clip board and I am going to give this a try! Thanks for sharing.

Jill Angel said...

Love this! Great job incorporating ribbon/jute into a masculine card!
Jill
http://craftwithanangel.blogspot.com/

Julie Robinson said...

great idea for using ribbon on a GUY card! wooh hoo!

Lisa T. said...

Great Father's Day idea! Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win. :)

Linh C. said...

Great project and it looks cute just sitting around the house too!

Anita said...

Stunning card! I love the jute with the DSP.

Barbara H said...

Awesome project, definitely need more of these "man" ideas.

Houses Built of Cards said...

What a wonderful guy project and still using ribbon! LOVE it!!!

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Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Cute clipboard -- great guy project.

Taylor said...

Oooh... love thee masculine colors - great job!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

love the animal print! This is fun!
Lisa

Kim O'Connell said...

Great masculine card!

Lucy said...

Oooohh, I'd love to see that suede ribbon in real life. I like the added jute, too. Nice project!

Victoria said...

That is neato!
Victoria Lavender

Lisa Rea said...

Love your designs - Ribbon Carousel is a relatively new discovery for me and your designs showcase their products so well! Thanks for the hop!

Lisa - Scrappy Distractions
www.ScrappyDistractions.blogspot.com
lisa dot rea at kbmg dot com

Jenn said...

Love the clipboard! Great Father's Day idea!

veronica said...

love that paper!

stampcz said...

So cool. Most of the time the guys get the short end of the stick. Lol

Cathy Clouston said...

I love the suede ribbon paired with the twine and the pattern. Great colours! :)

Emily H said...

Wow! Love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

howo34 said...

Cool clipboard! It looks so much more sytlish now!

Ava Gavloski said...

charlene great card, very striking!!!
ava

Viji Siddharth said...

Love the twine and the pattern paper! Great Card!

zehra said...

Great masculine card

Michele said...

What a great idea! It's such a wonderful creative gift!

Latrice said...

Great project Charlene! What a fun gift.

Bethany Becker said...

Love the clipboard. What a great father's day gift.

Susan said...

Great masculine card. Love the double-sided suede ribbon!

rush said...

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Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! Great masculine project--SO FUN!

Jan Scholl said...

While this is masculine it's also perfect for us earthy people. Love it.

pamela said...

Very nice card! Love suede ribbon!

bhavana said...

Great project!! Love the Jute cord! Great clip board for the man in my life!

Laura P said...

Wow. Love this! What a great gift for a special guy... Thanks for the inspiration!!!

simplyhuffman said...

A very handsome project -- love it!

Sue D said...

Wonderful way to use ribbon and make a masculine gift!!

Chrissy said...

LOL! It does make that "honey do" list A LOT more inviting. At least, to me it does! This would be an awesome Father's Day gift.

expectingnana said...

Love it!!!

Tarnished Rose said...

You're right. I never thought to use ribbon on a "manly" project. Cool use!

Smiles~
Marilyn

Amy Jones #8546 said...

Great card. I love the animal print.

orrjj said...

Great for a man! Love it! Great job!

Jeanette

Emily said...

Great project, so rough and rustic. Love it. Thanks!

Kathy said...

Very cool clipboard, Charlene! A perfect gift for any guy!

by belle said...

Great project!!

karenelr said...

Awesome clipboard--very decorative!

Rhonda said...

I love this project. Its wonderful!

brecoats said...

I would have never thought to have used ribbon on a clipboard. My dad coached soccer for many years & this would be such a great present for him even though he's no longer coaching!

Kas said...

Great guy project!!

Marie said...

Great idea always on the look out for cool masculine projects. this is great

mtscrapgal said...

Great "manly" project. Thanks

Sharon Roselli said...

Great idea give him his own list for fathers day. love the ribbon and DAD.

Beatrice Lawson said...

Love the colors!

jordanbev5 said...

Great Masculine project for the Honey Do list!
Beverly
jordanbev5@yahoo.com

Candy said...

What a great "manly" gift!

glowegal said...

Beautiful card! I love the use of the twine and card! Love the natural twines and cards!

Virginia said...

I love men ideas, you don't see many of them... good one!

Carmen Nuland said...

Love your project. I'd be interested to know if the honey do list now is more attractive! LOL

Katherine said...

What a great project! I'm always looking for masculine projects!

Michelle McClure said...

What a terrific project and so outside of the box to make a masculine altered item for a ribbon reveal.

Kathryn said...

What a great father's day project. Fun to do as an afternoon arts and crafts project with kids!

Barb said...

wow! i love the color scheme. very eyecatching. honey won't miss it :)

PatQ's Cards said...

Love the idea for a Father's Day card.

Shannon Leffew Keith said...

very nice. shannleffew2@yahoo.com

scrappingnana said...

Great project. Love all the details and colors.

vee m. said...

Men's projects are always hard for me. How to decorate/embellish without it looking girly. Thanks for the inspiration & for being part of the hop =)

Renee said...

This is adorable! LOVE the jute twine border! In the interest of time (I'm starting this hop late!), I have to say thanks for mentioning cream cheese banana bread on today's post, it's JUST what I've been craving, yet didn't know it yet ;) YUM!

Lynda said...

Love it! I am not afraid to use ribbony stuff on my hubby's cards, tho...

Michele Duffy said...

Very unique project, love the use of ribbon!

Maria said...

very cute

Rea' said...

Great masculine gift idea!