Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Food Gifts - Recycled Gift Tins

Need a gift idea that doesn't cost alot and is sure to bring a smile to anyone's face?  Pop over to the May Arts blog to see what I did with some empty food cans and gorgeous May Arts ribbons!



Thanks for stopping by!  Next up...giveaway time!


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Monday, December 16, 2013

May Arts Handmade Christmas Gifts Hop


It's time for another May Arts Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from Christina's blog.

The Ribbonistas are featuring handmade Christmas gifts.  I love gifts that can serve dual purposes and that are useful after Christmas as well.

We're giving gift cards and cash to family members this year so I was on the lookout for a creative way to make the card/cash gifts a bit more special.  I found this pattern by Heather at the Sewing Loft and knew it was perfect for using my scraps of beautiful May Arts ribbons.


These little wallets are super quick to make and can be re-used to hold make-up, tissues or as a cash wallet.

I think little boys would love the denim one..they'll never know you used ribbon to make it and I think a Matchbox car would fit in there too.  :-)  The denim came from a pair of my DH's old jeans and the lining is made from scraps of gorgeous May Arts Organic Cotton ribbon sewn together to form a fabric piece.  How is that for recycling?

I think these would be welcomed by everyone from teachers to teens and everyone in between.

Quick, easy, pretty and fun!

Yes, we have Christmas presents!  3 full rolls of ribbon...your choice!



Supplies:
May Arts Ribbons - Solid Wrinkled Ribbon -  EA14, EA09, Ivory Crochet - NP09, Cotton Stripes - 385-15-34
Fabric -  Valentine wallet -Moda Fabrics Layer Cake; Old jeans, misc. from stash
Pattern - The Sewing Loft
Other - sewing machine, thread, fusible fleece

Thanks for joining us!  Now here's the entire list:

Christina Colón
Charlene Driggs
Courtney Lee
DeeDee Catron
Emily Lanham
Gini Williams Cagle
Jen Shears
Jenifer Cowles
Karen Baker
Lalo IK
Shellye McDaniel
Virginia Fynes


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Friday, December 13, 2013

May Arts/Scrapbook Adhesives Blog Hop - Easy Gift Boxes



It's the final day of the May Arts/Scrapbook Adhesives Blog Hop.  You should have arrived here from Christina Colon's blog.  I have the full list at the end of this post in case you missed someone this week.

I love pretty packages!  Maybe that's why I love May Arts Ribbon so much!  Tying even the humblest gift in a beautiful ribbon makes it extra special.

I used Scrapbook Adhesives Permanent E-Z Runner to assemble these pretty little boxes made from a single sheet of cardstock each.  Some gorgeous May Arts sparkly ribbons were all that was necessary to make these little boxes festive.   (just click the photo to see a close up)


I used plain cardstock to assemble this box then made it sparkle with some gorgeous Holiday Glitzy Glitter paper by DCWV.   I just adore that May Arts Silver Metallic Ribbon!  It's so soft and makes awesome bows.

You can find the template for the boxes here.  No cutting machines required!  :-)  Just print and cut.  Easy,peasy and May Arts ribbon beautiful!


Don't forget to leave lots of comment love at all the blogs...The Ribbon Lady is offering two full rolls of your choice and Scrapbook Adhesives is adding an assortment of awesome adhesives!




Supply List

May Arts Ribbon:  Silver Metallic - 464-15-31, Sheer Glitter Dots - FF31, Sheer Glitter Circles - 458-15-44, Metallic String - SJ31
Cardstock/Designer Paper:  Bazzill; DCWV; Papertrey Ink
Ink: Hero Arts; Colorbox
Other:  Scrapbook Adhesives Permanent E-Z Runner; Box Template - Papertrey Ink; hole punches - Stampin' Up; tags; Snowflake - Martha Stewart

Here's the full hop list:  Next up is Candy Rosenberg.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday


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Wednesday, December 11, 2013



Day 3 of fabulous May Arts/Scrapbook Adhesives projects and prizes...Be inspired and leave lots of comment love to win prizes.


Wednesday


Here are Days 1 & 2 in case you missed them:

Monday

Tuesday


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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

May Arts/Scrapbook Adhesives Blog Hop - Day 2


It's Day 2 of the May Arts and Scrapbook Adhesives Blog Hop.  We're celebrating a whole week of creative crafty ideas using our wonderful ribbons and Scrapbook Adhesive projects.  Join us for a week of fun, inspiration and Prizes!

May Arts and Scrapbook Adhesives are celebrating a whole week of creative crafty ideas using our wonderful ribbons and Scrapbook Adhesive projects.  Join us for a week of fun, inspiration and Prizes!

Up today on the May Arts Team:
Here are yesterday's May Arts projects in case you missed them:

Monday

Be sure to head to both blogs and leave some comment love...there will be prizes!


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Monday, December 9, 2013

May Arts Scrapbook Adhesives Blog Hop



May Arts and Scrapbook Adhesives are celebrating a whole week of creative crafty ideas using our wonderful ribbons and Scrapbook Adhesive projects.  Join us for a week of fun, inspiration and Prizes!

Up today on the May Arts Team:

Monday


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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

May Arts Christmas Card Blog Hop - Gift Card Holder Tutorial




Christmas is almost upon us and the May Arts Ribbonistas have been busy little elves.  We've got some fun and creative Christmas card ideas for you.

I'm first up on the list!  Gift cards make gift giving easy but not always attractive or very personal so I love to create gift card holders that say, "you're special"!

I've created a gift card holder that can fit in a regular A2 envelope for easy gifting.


These only take minutes to create and there's plenty of room inside for a personal note or message.


 

Here are the details in case you'd like to make your own.

Cut cardstock - 9 1/4" x 5 1/2"   (if desired, cut designer paper the same size to cover the entire exterior.)
Score at 3 1/4". & 7 1/4"
Crease sharply.  The 2" end will be the pocket (7 1/4" score)
Seal the edges with Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Power Tape
Embellish as desired!

That's it!  I used Scrapbook Adhesive Crafty Power Tape to seal the ends of my pocket. and to attach the May Arts 5/8"  Eyelet Ribbon to the edge of the card between the cardstock and the designer paper.  I added another strip of Crafty Power Tape to the outside edge of the card and then just hand ruffled that sweet May Arts 1/2" Crochet Cotton Ribbon to the front edge of the card.

Now you know the Ribbon Lady loves to give presents so leave a comment at EACH blog for a chance to win 3 Full Spools of Ribbon...your choice from May Arts Christmas category!  Now that's some serious Ho,Ho,Ho!

Your next stop will be Ribbonista Courtney Lee.  The full list follows:


Charlene Driggs (me!)
Courtney Lee
DeeDee Catron
Emily Lanham
Gini Williams Cagle
Jen Shears
Jenifer Cowles
Karen Baker
Lalo IK
Shellye McDaniel
Virginia Fynes
Latrice Murphy

Supply List:
Cardstock - Neenah 110 lb. Solar White
Designer Paper - DCWV Christmas & Winter Value Pack
Ribbon - May Arts 5/8" Eyelet, 1/2" Crochet Cotton
Other - Scrapbook Adhesives; Glitter Snowflakes - Martha Stewart; Stamps - Papertrey Ink; Scor-Pal
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Monday, December 2, 2013

May Arts and Balsam Hill = Beautiful Wreaths for the "Bow Challenged"

Have you seen the amazing trees and wreaths from Balsam Hill?   They are absolutely the most  life like you'll find anywhere!    Pair them with the the gorgeous ribbons from May Arts and your home will be the showplace of the neighborhood.

Hop over to the May Arts Blog to see what I did with this beautiful wreath from Balsam Hill and our gorgeous May Arts Ribbons.  I have a few tips for those who may be "bow challenged.."

You'll find a complete list of ribbons used on the blog.




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