The Ribbon Resource Gift Wrap Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Ribbon Resource holiday blog hop! Today we are sharing holiday gift wrap! 

Here's this week's lineup:

I LOVE adding ribbon to my gifts! Sure, you can buy fancy pre-made ribbons and bows at the store, but nothing beats handmade! Especially when The Ribbon Resource offers such beautiful ribbons that you can match perfectly to your wrapping paper! Simply wrap around and add a bow! It's that simple! 


The Ribbon Resource Ornament Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Ribbon Resource holiday blog hop! Today we are sharing handmade ornament crafts. 

Here's this week's lineup:

This little ornament was so much fun to make! I had some flat bottlecaps laying around and decided to put them to use! I simply glued them together, added some festive ribbon for the hanger and scarf, and then used a permanent marker to draw on the face and buttons. Such a cute little ornament and a great kids craft! 

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The Ribbon Resource- Budget Friendly Christmas Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Ribbon Resource holiday blog hop! Today we are sharing budget friendly Christmas crafts. 

Here's this week's lineup:

  • Michele Kosciolek
  • Terri Burson
  • Marielle LeBlanc
  • Karen Hanson
  • Emily Lanham

  • I'm on a hair bow making kick for sure right now! I LOVE using the 5/8" Elastic  ribbon.  You can add a simple bow or something elaborate to this elastic and it's perfect for making headbands from baby to adult! I used a variety of ribbons and just made some simple bows and added them to the elastic. These are great for babies and little girls to wear this festive holiday season! These can also be made with other colors of elastic and ribbons for gifts for all seasons! 

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    Ribbon Resource Halloween Blog Hop!

    Welcome to The Ribbon Resource Halloween Blog Hop! We have some extra spooky projects showcasing hoe you can use ribbons in your Halloween decor & more this year! 

    For my project, I went wit ha Halloween tag. Tags are very universal. You can add them to gifts, treat bags, or even home decor. They are always nice to have laying around for when you may need to add that extra something to a project. I love using ribbon as an embellishment. I think it's the perfect topper to this cute little vintage tag!

    For your chance to win one of 2 $20 gift cards to The Ribbon Resource, be sure to hop along with these fabulous ladies and leave comments along the way! 

    Gini Williams Cagle
    Jen Shears
    Jenifer Cowles
    Jennifer Davey
    Karen Baker
    Karen Hanson
    Latrice Murphy
    Lori Williams
    Michele Kosciolek
    Tracy McLennon
    Terri Burson
    Emily Lanham

    Products Used:
    The Ribbon Resource- 7/8" Black Checkered Ribbon (about a yard will do)
    Authentique Paper- "Moonlit" Collection
    Petaloo- Flowers & Butterfly


    May Arts Ribbon Scraps Blog Hop

    Welcome to the May Arts Ribbon scraps blog hop! Today we are going to show you many ways that you can use up those ribbon scraps in projects instead of throwing them in the trash! 
    One of my absolute favorite uses for scrap ribbon is on tags. I keep a box of scraps right beside my desk for this reason. I hate to waste pretty ribbon! 

    I love to add little pieces to the bottom of a tag to give that extra dimension and frayed look. Since ribbons come in all shapes and sizes, this is the perfect use for your scraps! 

    Hop along with us and leave comments along the way for your chance to win a grab bag full of yummy NEW release ribbons from May Arts!

    Here's the full lineup of talented ribbonistas today:
    Products Used:
    May Arts Ribbon- DD10, 376-1-33, 473-15-11, QH01, SX33
    Authentique Paper- "Devoted" Collection


    A Ribbon Baby Blog Hop!

    Welcome to the May Arts Ribbon Baby Blog Hop! Since our Queen of the Ribbonista's (Bethney) recently had a precious little bundle of joy, we have all been gushing over everything baby! What an exciting reason to hold a blog hop! 

    I seem to always be in hairbow mode because making hairbows for little girls and babies is so much fun!!! I decided to make a cute headband along with some barefoot sandals. These are all the trend right now! I made up a little tutorial on how to make the barefoot sandals. They are so quick and easy to create, what an adorable and inexpensive baby gift! 

    You will need: Ribbon flowers, elastic, and some little jewels for the centers. 

    First, cut your elastic. For newborn size cut the elastic around 9". For 6-9 month size, cut the elastic at about 11". 

    Make a figure 8 with the elastic as shown and hot glue.

    Cut out your flower. To attach it, you will need a felt circle. This makes the backing soft on the baby's feet. Ialso use these on the backs of the headbands as well.

    Glue in place like so. 

    Add a little rhinestone center or leave plain, either way, these are adorable! 

    I didn't have a little baby to model these cute little accessories, but if you google search "baby barefoot sandals" you will see several examples of how they are worn! 

    Don't forget to visit all of the ribbonista's along the hop! Just by hopping and commenting along the way, you are entered to win 3 spools of May Arts Ribbon of your choice from the baby section here: https://www.mayarts.com/browse/industries/baby/

    Products Used:
    May Arts Ribbon- 2.5" Sheer/Frayed Flowers in Pink & White, 5/8" Elastic in Light Pink
    Other Supplies: Felt Circles, Rhinestones


    May Arts Ribbon & Epiphany Crafts Blog Hop!

    Welcome to the May Arts Ribbon/Epiphany Crafts blog hop! We have lots of beautiful projects and prizes coming your way this week!

    I LOVE the hexagon tool. One of my faves by far! I also love the charms from Epiphany, so for my project, I decided to pair these with lovely May Arts Ribbon to create a necklace!

    If you haven't used the Epiphany Crafts tools, you must try them! They are simple to use!

    All you need is some patterned paper, stickers, etc. You simply place a clear epoxy over your image and punch! 

    Add your epoxy to the charm and string some ribbon through and that's it! 

    A stunning necklace! This is the perfect quick & easy handmade gift, or you can keep it for yourself!

    Be sure to check out all ribbonistas this week! Simply leave comments along the way for your chance to win a prize! 

    Here's the ribbonista lineup for the week:
    o    Tracy McLennon
    o    Mary Brockway

    o    Lalo IK
    o    Karen Hanson

    o    Karen Baker
    o    Jennifer Davey

    o    Jenifer Cowles
    o    Jen Shears

    o    Emily Lanham

    Products Used:
    May Arts Ribbon- 382-11-27, 390-58-10
    Epiphany Crafts- Hexagon Tool, Epoxy, Charm


    May Arts New Release Blog Hop

    Welcome to Day 1 of the May Arts Ribbon Spring/Summer New Release Blog Hop! You are going to want to check every project out on this hop, the new ribbons are amazing! Of course, May Arts never ceases to amaze me with every new release!

    I got to play with the 2" Burlap with Colored Edge. This ribbon is fabulous. Immediately, I thought how cute this would be on a wreath, but I have never been able to conquer the art of wreath making.... so I made a few other projects instead! 

    I made a couple of fun Easter tags with the burlap. I Love how the colored edge coordinates with some of my favorite papers from Authentique Paper. 

    Thanks for stopping by today! Don't forget to hop along with all of the ribbonistas and check out the new ribbons! 



    Leave a comment along the way for your chance to win 3 spools of lovely ribbons from the Spring/Summer New Releases!

    Products Used:
    May Arts- 2" Burlap with Colored Edge, String Burlap Ribbon
    Authentique Paper- "Treasure" Collection
    Petaloo- Flowers


    May Arts & Faber Castell

     Welcome to a fun week with May Arts Ribbons and Faber Castell!  Leave comments along the way for a chance to win a $50 prize pack of Faber Castell goodies and 3 rolls of May Arts Ribbon of your choice!

    For my project I decided to create a mini album and decorate the cover with spackle and gelatos. I've never tried this technique, so to me it was kinda cool! You can also use stencils with the spackle, but I just kind of did my own thing. Of course, no mini album would be complete if not adorned with beautiful May Arts ribbons! 

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    May Arts Ribbon Valentine Blog Hop

    It's the season of love and the May Arts Ribbonistas know how to spread the love with a Valentine's Blog Hop!

    I used some of the new Artful accents to create some fun little tags. These were cut from the Artful Accents Banner, but I thought tags would be cute to add to a layout or a card. It's really nice to have some of these made up, you never know when you will need them! The lace ribbon also adds a nice finishing touch to this project.

    Be sure to visit all of the Ribbonistas today and if you missed yesterday's post, hop along! We have prizes to give as always! Two winners will receive some ribbon, simply comment along the way and don't forget to stop at the May Arts Blog

    Here's the line-up:



    Products Used:
    Authentique Paper: Crush Collection


    Unique Gift Wrapping with May Arts Ribbon!

    Welcome to the May Arts Ribbon unique gift wrapping blog hop! The ribbonista elf's have been busy coming up with creative ideas to showcase how to use your May Arts Ribbon collection to wrap gifts this holiday season! 

    For my project, I kept it pretty simple. No one likes to spend a long time wrapping just one present, so this one is quick and easy! For those smaller presents, use unique scrapbooking paper! I love to use Authentique paper. The texture and thickness of it is perfect for wrapping! I added ribbon around and finished off with a bow tied with my bow it all bow maker. On top I added a floral embellishment.

    Now for the prizes! By commenting, you have your chance to win two amazing prize packs: Your choice of 1 roll of Christmas ribbon (including the new releases!) and one of the new Artful Accents. 

    Here's the line up, and complete details can be found over on the May Arts Blog:



    Products Used:
    May Arts Ribbon- 7/8" Solid Ivory Checkered Ribbon Light Green
    Authentique Paper- "Believe" collection


    May Arts Kids Craft Holiday Blog Hop

    Welcome to the May Arts Ribbon Kids Craft Holiday Blog Hop! We are kicking off a 2 day hop with the Ribbonistas to share some fabulous holiday crafts that you can do with your kids this Christmas. 

    I always have trouble coming up with craft projects that aren't too advanced and that I can make with my daughter. I must admit, this one wasn't my idea totally... I took to Pinterest (as we all do in crafty times of need) and found this super cute and easy Christmas Tree ornament craft. This was so simple and it would be a great project to make with your kids and give out as gifts or to tie on to presents this year. 

    You will need a variety of ribbon, some scissors, and a twig. I went outside and picked a little limb off of one of my trees. 

    Simply tie ribbons starting from the bottom. Be sure to leave a small space at the bottom so it will look like your tree trunk. Start to trim the ribbons as you go up making each one slightly shorter than the last. 

    Once you get to the tip, tie a string to use this as an ornament. Tie a tiny bow to the top to hide where the string was tied on and to crate a finished look. 

    Don't forget to hop along and visit the other Ribbonistas blogs today as well!

    Be sure to stop by the May Arts Blog for prizes & lots of inspiration and creative crafts to do with your kids this holiday season! 

    Products Used:
    Other- Scissors, twig


    May Arts Ribbon / Core’dinations Blog Hop!

    Welcome to the May Arts Ribbon/ Core'dinations blog hop! 

    For my project I created this fun fall banner. 

    I used some of the glitter cardstock from Core'dinations along with some lovely ribbons and flowers to create this simple & fun banner. The paper & sentiments are all from Authentique Paper's "Grateful" collection.

    Be sure to check out projects from my fellow ribbonistas today! 

    Don't forget to hop over to the May Arts blog today for more inspiration and prizes!


    May Arts Handmade Christmas Card Hop

    Welcome to the May Arts Ribbonista Christmas Card Hop! 

    It's never too early to start making Christmas cards. At least in my book that's how it goes. Most paper companies come out with their new Christmas lines in July, so that gives everyone a nice head start, plus, you can always find amazing ribbons to go along when you search the May Arts catalog!

    I created this card with Authentique Paper's "Believe" collection. This collection is perfect. Plus, you can get the cardmaking stack which comes with pre-scored cards. Makes things a lot easier when you have to create a bunch of cards! What card would be complete without some yummy ribbon?! I used the 1/2 inch Pom Pom String in Red, 3/8 inch Metallic Velvet in Parrot Green, and 5/8 inch Solid/Plaid ribbon in blue for this card. 

    Be sure to visit fellow ribbonistas Karen Baker, Jennifer Davey, Jenifer Cowles, Jen Shears, Charlene Driggs, and Gini Williams Cagle today and don't forget to hop over to the May Arts Blog for more inspiration!