Thursday, November 20, 2014

May Arts Kids' Crafts Hop



Welcome to the May Arts Holiday Kids Crafts Blog Hop!  I'm first up on the list of 2 full days of kid friendly, ribbon inspired crafts.

I think Christmas is the season most kids look forward to the most.  Decorating the tree, baking cookies, lights,shopping and making that all important list for Santa.  

Christmas is also the season of giving and celebrating the most important gift of all, the gift of the Christ child.  

I think one of the most important things children can learn is that the most valuable gift we can give someone is the gift of our time and our hearts. 

I was inspired by Shel Silverstein's book, "The Giving Tree".  If you haven't read this sweet story to your children yet, it's well worth adding to your library.   You can find gently used books for a tiny price at half.com, Barnes & Noble, etc.  Many are in gift worthy condition.



Even the littlest crafters can help with this project.

We used Spellbinders Heart and Star dies to cut big and small shapes from Core'dinations Glitter Silk Cardstock.  This cardstock is perfect because the back of the stock is white, perfect for writing, while the front is pretty glittery color.  We punched holes in the hearts and stars and strung them with May Arts  Metallic String in Silver, Gold and White.


Next, we decorated a small tree with May Arts White Snowflakes, Silver Leaves and Wired Beads in pretty Red for a pop of color.



Then we wrote on the back of the hearts some things we could give this Christmas season like donating a toy to Toys for Tots, volunteering at the local homeless shelter  baking cookies for our mail person, raking the neighbors' leaves, and taking a meal to a sick friend .  We thought of others too, but that should give you a start for your own "Giving Tree".   


You know the Ribbon Lady is the Queen Giver of good gifts, so leave a comment on each Ribbonista blog as well as the May Arts blog for your chance to win some May Arts Ribbon and the new Artful Accents!


Here's the line up:

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Thanks for joining us! 




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Friday, November 14, 2014

May Arts/Core'dinations Blog Hop Week



It's the last day of the May Arts/Core'dinations Blog Hop but that doesn't mean the fun is over.  Be sure to check out the list below in case you missed anyone and check out the Core'dinations Blog for even more chances to win.  All you have to do is leave a comment!

I started with this simple paperboard and wood box that I picked up at Michael's for just $1.  With the help of Core'dinations Core Impressions Fancy Pants designs and May Arts ribbons, I turned it into an elegant gift box perfect for gifting jewelry, gift cards or cash.

First, I removed the knob (it screws on!) and the elastic) Next, I cut the Fancy Pants cardstock to fit the top and sides of the box.

I painted the box inside and out with white acrylic paint for a nice finish.  It dries super fast so there's really no down time.   Then I simply sanded my cardstock with the Core'dinations sander and applied it to the box with Mod Podge.

I used May Arts White Satin String to outline the box lid and to replace the elastic closure.  May Arts 5/8" White Lace w/Pearl Center  to trim the box base.  Both ribbons were applied with a very thin stream of hot glue.


May Arts and Core'dinations have an awesome prize pack of goodies for a lucky blog hopper so be sure to visit and comment on both blogs.

Here's the MA line up in case you missed someone along the way:


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Monday, November 10, 2014

May Arts/Core'dinations Blog Hop Week!



It's time for the May Arts Ribbon/Core'dinations Blog Hop Week!   There's a Core/May Arts prize pack up for grabs just for commenting.  You're sure to find some paper and ribbon inspiration along the way and the Ribbon Lady may just have a few other surprises up her sleeve...just sayin'!



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Charlene Driggs      

See you Friday!

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Easy Holiday Napkin Rings/Placecards

Need table setting ideas for the holidays?

I've got 3 ideas for you on the May Arts Blog today.  Whether your table is casual or dressy, one of these quick and easy ideas are sure to spark your imagination.



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Monday, November 3, 2014

May Arts Artful Accents

Have you seen May Arts new Artful Accents?  They're nothing short of fabulous for crafty creating!



The Ribbon Lady challenged us to use them in creative ways and if you know me, you know by now that I love Thrifty Gifting.

How's this for dressing up a plain brown bag?


Just grab a glue gun and go!  One package did the entire bag... back, front, sides and even a few on the bottom.  Just wrap, glue, and done.

A pretty May Arts Sheer Glitterd Dotted bow, a piece of foil tissue and this plain brown bag is now a glamour girl.

Want to win some Artful Accents of your own?

Just leave a comment on the May Arts Blog ..the Ribbon Lady will draw 2 lucky winners!

Thanks for joining us!

PS...Peggy, I still your snail addy for your Breast Cancer Awareness prize.  

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