May Arts Ribbon Design Team Call Submission

Hello again, friends!  I am very excited about this post.  I got my “brave boots” out today and decided to respond to the May Arts Ribbon Design Team Call.  I love May Arts Ribbon, and was delighted when they selected my idea for a project using their Spring Release ribbons.  Today, in response to their design team call, I am sharing some of my favorite projects that feature ribbon, lace, fibers and twine.

Project #1: Secret Garden Altered Cigar Box

Remember this little treasure?

Secret Garden Treasure Box. I loved working with the lightweight faux canvas!  The burlap flower is made using the Tattered Florals die.  I backed the burlap with iron on interfacing to prevent it from raveling, then painted with Picket Fence Distress Ink and Spritzed with Perfect Pearls.

Secret Garden Treasure Box. I loved working with the lightweight faux canvas! The burlap flower is made using the Tattered Florals die. I backed the burlap with iron on interfacing to prevent it from raveling, then painted with Picket Fence Distress Ink and Spritzed with Perfect Pearls.

Burlap Flower with a custom colored button and twine.  So fun to work with!

Burlap Flower with a custom colored button and twine. So fun to work with! I die cut the flower from the burlap ribbon; it was the perfect size.

I used every smidge of that gorgeous salmon faux canvas, so had to dip into my stash to make these ribbon roses.  But, you can see that I used more of the natural burlap along the left hand side of the mini.  I also used Graphic 45 Staples, old jewelry, a muse token and a key from my stash to adorn the cover. It's very sturdy!

The mini album inside the treasure box. I used every smidge of that gorgeous salmon faux canvas, so had to dip into my stash to make these ribbon roses. But, you can see that I used more of the natural burlap along the left hand side of the mini. The sweet green leaves are also from May Arts, and a joy to work with.

Project #2: Tattered Florals tag with stamped ribbon (stamping on ribbon tutorial)

001 (2) This tag was adorned with stamped ribbon and a hand made flower that featured burlap and tulle leaves and layers. Here’s a close-up of the flower:

004 (2) And some of the details on the tag:003 (2) To stamp on the ribbon, follow these directions:

Cut 3 feet of rayon seam binding.  Use Mustard Seed Distress Stain directly on the ribbon.  Just squeeze out of the bottle until the ribbon reaches the desired color. Gently squeeze the color through the ribbon to ensure saturation. ( You may also put a small amount of the stain in a small ziploc bag, add the ribbon and gently knead the bag to dye the ribbon.  ) Dry the ribbon with a heat tool, and iron if becomes too crinkled.  Lay the ribbon out on a smooth surface.  Ink a leafy stamp with Ranger Olive Archival Ink and stamp directly onto the ribbon.  Use gentle heat to set the ink. Cut the ribbon into three 12 inch segments and run through the top of the tag.

 

Detail of stamped ribbon

Detail of stamped ribbon

Here are some other projects created with lace, ribbon and twine:

A fun beach themed banner, measuring 6 feet in length.

A fun beach themed banner, measuring 6 feet in length.

035 (2) 041 (2) Shabby Chic gift box and card, featuring May Arts Flowers.

018 (2) A crocheted lace and twine embellishment on a hand stamped card.

009 (2) A romantic card embellished with ribbon and lace.

A sweet name banner for a child’s room, featuring wide striped ribbon.  (Click on photos to enlarge.)

Sweet vintage banner created using Playtimes Past, chipboard and fussy cutting.

Chipboard birds are covered with paper.

 

 

002 (2) A printer’s tray with banner and mini book:

Page 2: I love these sweet vintage images of children.  They are so innocent and pure.

DSC_0884 (2) And a shabby chic tag featuring lace, tulle, twine and fibers.

That’s all for me today, folks.  Thanks for taking the time to look at these projects that I’m submitting for the May Arts Ribbon Design Team Call.   I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed that I make the cut, and I’ll be sure to let you know how things work out.  If I make it to the next level, it will make me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers!  Until next time,

Cheerio,

Kathy

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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5 thoughts on “May Arts Ribbon Design Team Call Submission

  1. Nikki

    Good Luck Kathy you are very talented and would be an asset to ANY DT good luck:)
    These projects are all gorgeous x
    Hugs Nikki x

  2. Broni

    My fingers are crossed for you too, but I don’t think you need that. All of your projects are wonderful! Best of luck!!!

  3. ncguygirl

    Exciting news and beautiful work! I’m delighted to be the new owner of the altered cigar box, and can say it is much lovelier in real life than the pictures can ever show. I still covet that amazing beach banner! You know I will be pulling for your work to be recognized for how great it is.

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