Monday, March 10, 2014

May Arts & Penny Black Blog Hop

May Arts and Penny Black are collaborating for  a week of fun and inspirational projects.  Make sure to pop in daily because there will be a PRIZE EACH DAY!  How cool is that?

I'm first up this week with 2 super simple projects.  I used the versatile Penny Black Gratitude Sentiment set. This set has elegant sentiments for nearly every occasion.

First up is a CAS card.  That cute graphic came right on the paper.  I just stamped my sentiment, added May Arts 5/8" Solid Plaid ribbon in a perky little bow, some bling and done!

Next up is sweet little gift jar.  It can hold anything from ribbons or buttons to jam and takes just minutes to put together.  I think it's nice to have some little gifts on hand for saying thank you, happy birthday or a quick get well. and this Penny Black Gratitude set has it all covered.  

I hot glued May Arts  1.5" Net Ribbon around the jar.  Ribbon is so much easier to fit around odd shapes than paper is.  Once my net ribbon was secure, I added some fun May Arts  1/2" Pom Pom String over the net ribbon.

Next, I stamped the Penny Black sentiment on a paper doily.  I cut a ring from some DCWV Dear Jane paper stack and Spellbinders Scalloped Circle dies and glued it over the sentiment on the doily.  A little bling from my stash finished of the top.  

I hot glued May Arts 1/2" Woven Burlap around the top of the lid, then added May Arts Mini Pom Poms over the burlap.  That ruffled edge on the doily was created by cutting off the edge with scissors.

That's it for up is Ribbonista Courtney Lee!  Be sure to head over the Penny Black Blog as well for even more inspiration and chances to win!

Here's the list for the week:






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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

May Arts Retro Challenge Project - It's all about the Package! Giveaway Alert!

 Here's my inspiration project for the May Arts Ribbon Retro Color Challenge this month.  It's all about the package, right?  I think these colors would work for everything from babies to Mother's Day to friends to....well, you get it, everything...except those manly men in our lives.

I cut the paper corded handles off, punched holes, added grommets, then tied on that gorgeous May Arts Grosgrain with Scalloped edge.  Isn't it fun?!

I used a combination of Scor-Tape and hot glue to attach the ribbons to the bag.  The Scor-tape is mainly to hold the ribbon in place until the hot glue sets.

Yummy, yes!   Here's the inspiration photo for the challenge.

Do you want to play along?  Just head to the May Arts Blog and follow the Ribbon Lady's instructions.  She'll even send you the ribbon to play with!  How cool is that?

And..I had some of these yummy ribbons left over...enough to make any of the projects on the May Arts blog, including my gift bag.

So leave me a comment and when the Ribbon Lady announces the participants on the MA blog, I'll pick a winner from my blog.  So you can win either way!!

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Time for the May Arts Monthly Ribbon Challenge! We're going Retro!

The Ribbon Lady is taking us retro this month for the May Arts Monthly Color Challenge.

Aren't they gorgeous?!  The Design Team will be sharing some yummy inspiration projects for you but if you want to play, hurry over to the May Arts Blog for the details.  The Ribbon Lady will even send you the ribbon.

See you for yummy inspiration soon!

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