May Arts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Welcome to the May Arts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony! This is a HUGE deal for May Arts with the re-launch of their fabulous new website along with lots of other fun stuff (including the BIG giveaway!) Obviously, being a Ribbonista, I HAD to get in on the celebration! 

We were asked to do a "Ribbon Cutting" project, so I wanted to keep it simple and just cut some pretty ribbon.... so I came up with these fun little journaling tags. 

To make these tags, you need some blank tags (I love the Bookmarks from Core'dinations), and a journaling block stamp. I used this one from the Unity Stamp Company "Generations" stamp set (I love the little heart on it). 

Ink up your stamp and stamp the journaling block on your tags. 

Next, pick out some fun ribbons. I chose a variety of Pink, Yellow, & Teal. 

Cut your ribbons and simply staple them to the top of the tag. 

I wanted to add a little sparkle, so I added some of this fun Metallic ribbon. 

Embellish with buttons flowers, etc. That's it! 

Now you have some pretty tags to add to your pages or use in pull out pockets or even use as a bookmark while you are reading. 

Don't miss out on the HUGE giveaway (see below)! 

Be sure to check out the May Arts Ribbon blog today for more details! 

Products Used:
May Arts Ribbon- SE01, WQ27, DD57, 377-38-15, 373-58-04, 437-22, 444-58-22
Core'dinations- Core Bookmarks
Unity Stamp Co- "Generations" Stamp Set
Assorted Buttons


A "Thrilling" Canvas with Authentique Paper & Imagine Crafts

Welcome! This month the Imagine Crafts AIRs are featuring Authentique Paper's new "Thrilling" collection in their projects. Lucky me, I am an AIR and a member of the Authentique Paper DT, so I wanted to make this post double the fun! 
I decided to play around a little. One of my favorite things to alter with Imagine Crafts products are canvases. I have an abundant amount of little canvases in my drawer just waiting to be inked. This was the perfect project for today, a little canvas makes a great piece of seasonal home decor! 

First, you will need to gather up some supplies. The canvas that I used is a 4x4 stretched canvas from Canvas Corp. I also used Authentique's "Thrilling" collection along with some Fireworks and NEW Memento Luxe from Imagine Crafts. 

I LOVE stencils from The Crafters Workshop. They are perfect to pair with sprays and inks. First, I took some Tingelo Fireworks spray and misted the canvas lightly. 

I wied the stencil and let the fireworks dry a little, then proceeded to add some Memento Luxe in a few places with a sponge dauber. This gives a nice smoky Halloweeny look. 

I didn't like the white edges, so I also added Memento Luxe to the edges.

This is what my canvas looked like after inking.

I decided that I wanted a little bit of sparkle, so I added some Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Frost to my canvas.

Go figure, I wasn't thinking, the ink began to bleed a little after spritzing, but I kinda like the look. Kinda looks eerie, right?

Now it's time to embellish! I wanted a little rosette to add to my canvas, so I made one with my scor-pal!

I also LOVE to use stickers as embellishments. Sometimes I don't need the back to be sticky, if you are the same way, you can de-activate the sticky by adding powder to the back. The cool thing about the Authentique stickers is that they are printed on a nice heavyweight paper so if you de-activate the sticky, it's just like having a little die cut to use. 

I added some fun tulle from Maya Road and then some stickers from the 12x12 sticker sheet.

When I make canvases, I never know what I'm going to do, I add and subtract little pieces here and there, but I always end up loving the end result! I think that the Petaloo webbed flowers & May Arts jute string were both perfect finishing touches to this piece! 

Here's a few more peeks for your viewing pleasure :-)

Products Used:
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko- Memento Luxe: Tuxedo Black, Fireworks: Tingelo, Sheer Shimmer Spritz: Frost, Sponge Dauber
Authentique Paper- "Thrilling" Collection: 6x6 Bundle, 12x12 Details Sticker Sheet
The Crafters Workshop- TCW156 Cosmic Swirl
Canvas Corp- 4x4 Stretched Canvas
Maya Road- Tulle
May Arts- SM28, SM08
Petaloo- Mixed Textured Layers Flowers