Monday, February 21, 2011

Graphic45 {hearts} May Arts Ribbon

May Arts Ribbon is sponsoring the Graphic45 Design Team this week. Check out the G45 Blog to see the fab prize you can win! The G45 DT was given a big ole bag of May Arts ribbon to play with. And, oh wow! I stopped by the May Arts booth at CHA and they had some amazing new stuff coming out. My favorite was the silk ribbons! Since May Arts is wholesale only, I have to shop around to buy their ribbon, so I was so excited to get to play with some as part of my Graphic45 duties!

Here are two projects that I made using the May Arts ribbon. This first project is a card, naturally! I used the new Graphic45 Curtain Call papers. I love the old movie stills in this line. I am an AVID fan of old black and white movies! I even love the old silent films!

I created a card background with G45 paper, then added a paper doily that I found in the candy section of Michael's Crafts. I sprayed the doily with glimmer mist to make it look old. The chipboard scroll is from my DT pal Jane. You can see more at her blog Imaginarium Designs.

I tied some of the wide silk ribbon around the card, and made a big, fat bow! Yep, I tied that bow all by my little self. No Bow Easy tool this time! The champagne color of this ribbon is perfect for the papers. The fabbie rose is from Wild Orchid Crafts. I sprayed it with some mist too, just for fun! And no card is complete without a few pins! I used a vintage trinket pin from Maya Road and a memo pin from Tim Holtz. And that really cool brad was part of my prize pack from Really Reasonable Ribbon, and is from Creative Charms. Just so you know, RRR carries lots of May Arts ribbon, including this silk goodness!

For my second project, I used the Graphic45 Le Cirque papers and grosgrain ribbon to make a treat bag.

I found these treat bag sized "lunch sacks" at Michael's Crafts. I originally purchased them to make a mini album, but of course I purchased more than I needed for that project! So I just used one bag, plus some bits of this and that to make a treat bag. This project is simple enough to make for your next kiddie party!

To pleat the ribbon, I ran my tape runner over the bag, then I ran a line of adhesive down the back of the ribbon. I then folded the ribbon over itself and the layers stuck together. No sewing required! The stamps I used here are from Teresa Collins' celebration set.

I hope you enjoyed my ribbon round-up post! If you are looking for the 365 Cards post, just scroll down!


  1. Oh WOW, Gloria! Your cards are absolutly STUNNING!!!

  2. I like your cards. Thanks for sharing.

  3. stunning!!!! I just adore your first card!! Hugs Juls

  4. Rockin' the card woman!

  5. Son preciosa Gloria, me encanta como has sacado lo mejor de cada colección!
    Y esa cinta es una maravilla

  6. Love all ypur cards and the bag.
    I have an award to give you. Stop by my blog to copy the picture and see your link.

    Happy crafting,

  7. stunning work Gloria ... I have joined as a follower, and I'm going for a good look over your blog now ...I'll be back to see more of your amazing work soon .... hugz x

  8. These are just breathtaking!!!

  9. both are fantastic :)

  10. Really nice cards. I love the treat bag idea!!