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Ribbon: The Finishing Touch

PA 2010 - Tue, 2013-06-18 13:00

Hey all! Emily Lanham here today with a quick little tag post. I really have come to enjoy making tags. I am not a card maker at all. Not that I don’t like making them, but mine never turn out as great as others I have seen out there. So I started making tags… and became addicted!

When making tags, I realized that they are NEVER complete without some ribbon! I add ribbon to the tops of all of my tags because it gives that extra frill and it looks great. On these tags, I also added some ribbon flowers, which are the perfect finishing touch to any project!

Here’s an up-close look at both of these tags. I’m not quite sure where I will use them yet, but they are nice to have laying around to add to gift packaging or to use on another project.

Thanks for stopping by!

Blog post by: Emily Lanham

 

 

May Arts Ribbon Used:

 

 

 

Partners in Craft Supplies Used:

 

Other Supplies Used:

  • #8 Shipping Tag
  • ZVA Creative- Pearls
  • Maya Road- Butterfly Trinket

 

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Knitting with Silk Ribbon

PA 2010 - Tue, 2013-06-18 10:07

Hello, today my video will show you how wonderfully the sk silk ribbon knits up.  That's right, knits…using size 19 needles the silk knits up in no time!  

Blog post by: Leah Farrar-White     May Arts Ribbon Used:   Other Supplies Used:
  • Size 19 knitting needles

 

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Nautical Craft Challenge Entries {and a giveaway}

PA 2010 - Mon, 2013-06-17 11:24

All of the entries from our Nautical Craft Challenge are in & posted right here!  Of course, there is a chance for you to win some ribbon of your own!

First, the giveaway!  The prize up for grabs:

Your choice of 3 full spools of ribbon

All you have to do to enter to win is tell us which project(s) is your favorite!  Post your comments right here! 

**For an extra chance to win, be sure to post on our Facebook Page too!**

Now for the entries:

**Please also note that, although I always love to know what you think, the winners are selected solely by The Ribbon Lady**

 

Shadow Box by Abby Henderson:

 

Button Flower Arrangement by Angela DiCicco:

 

Lighthouse by Barbara Wagar:

 

Party Decor by Elizabeth Wright:

 

Seaport Journal by Michele Quam:

 

Wall Hanging by Elizabeth Rudder:

 

Nautical cutlery holder and candle by Debbie Fisher:

 

Swimsuits and Hairbow by Jamie Larsen:

 

Shadow Box by Jasmine Ford:

 

Nautical Vase by Karen Hanson:

 

Album by Karen Nofziger:

 

Layout by Kristina MacKeen:

 

Hands Towels and Tote Bag by Latrice Murphy:

 

Jewelry by Marie Otake:

 

Printer's Tray by Michele Kosciolek:

 

Banner by Nina Nuernberger:

 

Serving Tray by Samantha Taylor:

 

'Ahoy' Letter Decor by Sassy:

 

Fathers Day Gift and Card Set by Steph Ackerman:

 

Whew!  That is a whole lot of inspiration right there!  Thank you to all our participants that completed their projects! 

The winners for the Challenge & our Giveaway will be posted on Friday June 21st, 2013!

Now start posting your favorites!

 

 

 

 

 

All of the entries from our All New Release Spring Craft Challenge are in & posted right here!  Of course, there is a chance for you to win some ribbon of your own!

First, the giveaway!  The prize up for grabs:

 Your choice of 3 full spools of Ribbon

All you have to do to enter to win is tell us which project(s) is your favorite!  Post your comments right here! 

**For an extra chance to win, be sure to post on our Facebook Page too!**

Now for the entries:

**Please also note that, although I always love to know what you think, the winners are selected solely by The Ribbon Lady**

 

- See more at: http://www.mayarts.com/blog/all-new-release-spring-craft-challenge-entries-and-a-giveaway/#sthash.UeKVAAMi.dpuf

All of the entries from our All New Release Spring Craft Challenge are in & posted right here!  Of course, there is a chance for you to win some ribbon of your own!

First, the giveaway!  The prize up for grabs:

 Your choice of 3 full spools of Ribbon

All you have to do to enter to win is tell us which project(s) is your favorite!  Post your comments right here! 

**For an extra chance to win, be sure to post on our Facebook Page too!**

Now for the entries:

**Please also note that, although I always love to know what you think, the winners are selected solely by The Ribbon Lady**

 

- See more at: http://www.mayarts.com/blog/all-new-release-spring-craft-challenge-entries-and-a-giveaway/#sthash.UeKVAAMi.dpuf

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May Arts Ribbon 2013-14 Design Team Call – Finalists!

PA 2010 - Fri, 2013-06-14 11:47

First, thank you to everyone who applied!  I am in awe of the abundance of talent and honored that so many of you want to be a part of the May Arts Ribbon Design Team.  This was not an easy decision, not that it ever is.     I'll keep this short, as I am pretty sure we all want to get to the heart of the matter. 

Without further delay, here are the 30 finalists…with 1 for good luck.  Oh ok, make that 3 for good luck!  I did mention it's a difficult decision, right? 

 

Written Finalists:

 

Video Finalists:

 

Congratulations to all the finalists!!!  I will be emailing you all shortly in regards to Round 2 of the DT Call

Good luck to everyone!

 

 

 

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May Arts Ribbon / Scor-Pal Blog Hop! {and a giveaway}

PA 2010 - Thu, 2013-05-23 06:00

Welcome to the first ever May Arts / Scor-Pal Blog Hop! 

I always look forward to seeing what everyone will create on our blog hops and this time is no different.  We have two full days of amazing inspiration ahead of us, so let's get started! 

 

Today's line up:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now here's your chance to win some goodies of your own!    Post a comment on any stop along the way & enter to win:

3 Spools of Ribbon – Your Choice!

and

A scor-pal of your own!

I will post a winner right here on Tuesday, May 28th!

Happy hopping & good luck y'all!

 

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Create a Shadow Box Frame with Ribbon

PA 2010 - Wed, 2013-05-22 09:55

Hi, it’s Gini here to share a little ribbon love with you! I have not stopped swooning over the May Arts eyelet, since I first saw it.  It is so easy to use on any type of project, and today I have a layout to share with you.  I’ve used the lace to create a shadow-box frame effect.

I cut the center square away from the patterned paper.  On the wrong side of the paper, near the inner edge, I applied Scor-tape.   I adhered the eyelet along the borders, facing towards the empty center.  I used foam adhesive to raise this layer up above the base layer.

This is a really simple technique to use, but I love the depth that it adds.

Blog post by: Gini Williams Cagle

 

May Arts Ribbons Used:

 

Partners in Craft Supplies Used:

 

Other Supplies Used:

  • Anna Griffin Patterned Papers, Die cuts
  • Want2Scrap Pearl
  • Xyron Mega Runner

 

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Wrapping with Silk

PA 2010 - Tue, 2013-05-21 10:42

Along with unpredictable weather, springtime brings much anticipated color and life to the outdoors. In preparation for a family gathering, I found these towels at my local discount store (for an unbelievable price) to give to the hostesses. I knew that some May Arts Ribbon would add just the right special touch to dress them up and really look special and personalized.

It is no secret that I’m fond of the silk ribbon line offered by May Arts. There is such a wide variety of colors and shades available. I picked out six spools, three in each color family that matched the prints in the towels. I wrapped each towel with one shade of the ribbon.

Before tying the knot, I cut a length of the other shade of ribbon, set it on top of the darker, and then tied the two together. I did fishtail the ends of the ribbon for a bit of additional interest.

The end result is a beautiful, subtle, two-toned, full bow. In only just a few minutes, I was able to dress up each of the towels and make them special for each of the three ladies. I am quite fond of achieving a personalized gift with only limited time and supplies!

Check out the whole line of the silk ribbon! You could achieve this look with the shades of red, pink, blush and blue too!

Blog post by: Karen Baker

 

May Arts Ribbons Used:

SK 1.25” Silk Ribbon

 

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Spring/Summer 2014 Preview with Moore Fashion Students

PA 2010 - Tue, 2013-05-21 10:26

Back in April, May Arts announced a new partnership with Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia that would give students the opportunity to present designs for new ribbon. We approached Moore because we were looking for ideas on how to add more variety -for fashion and apparel customers especially- to our already large selection. Some of the May Arts team got a chance to meet with the students last week and see their final ribbon presentations. We hope to inspire and empower you, our customers, with their preview of Spring/Summer 2014 trends in fashion.

The students presented their color reports, ribbon designs, and illustrations of how the ribbons could be used in apparel one-by-one to the entire class and the team from May Arts.

“Many of the ribbons would be great additions to swimsuits, beach cover-ups, totes, hats, Children’s Wear, and women’s Streetwear. Ribbon is so versatile, and such a natural compliment to apparel,” said the students’ professor Linda Wisner of the final ribbon designs.  

The overall themes of the presentations for Spring/Summer 2014 fell into the following categories: Ocean Inspired, Floral Fashion, Moroccan/Tribal, and Geometric Fun.

One standout design was from Oksana T., who chose a picnic theme for her ribbon designs. Marc Jacobs used the picnic theme in his Spring/Summer 2014 preview. The ribbon designs were inspired by watermelon, featuring pink and green stripes, as well as seeds. Another standout design was from sophomore Natalia, who presented anchor satin cutouts in her nautical theme.

The students did a great job with their designs. Our Creative Director, Cecilia Corzo, was impressed with the creativity, attention to the various needs of our customers, and quality of their designs. “The students loved being able to participate in this project! They really tried to create designs that could be functional for not only fashion, but all of the other various industries May Arts works with,” said Professor Wisner. 

This is the first of many collaborations we hope to do with Moore College of Art & Design, as well as other universities across the United States. The project highlights what May Arts is best known for, its fresh and innovative design for all industries and occasions.  

We were very impressed with the students’ designs, and we think you will be as well. “As we start to plan the new ribbon lines for next spring, we will most definitely be incorporating some of the ribbons presented to us,” said Corzo. 

Check back on Thursday and next Tuesday to see some of the students’ featured ribbon designs, as well as illustrations to spark your creativity for Spring/Summer 2014!

 

 

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Mini Chevron Bow

PA 2010 - Mon, 2013-05-20 06:00
Hello, I am so happy to share my latest video on how to make a tiny little Chevron Bow! In the video I will show you how easy  it can be to create a sweet, bow using the crisp, black and white chevron ribbon.  Take a look!

Blog post by: Leah Farrar-White

 

Would you like to be a Prima Ribbonista? Click here for our Design Team Call!     May Arts Ribbon Used:

 

 

 

Other Supplies Used:

 

  • Helmar- Zap Dots
  • Needle
  • Floss
  • Scissors
  • Glue Gun
  • Alligator Clip
  • Vintage Button
  • Paper- Bazzill
  • Stickers- Pebbles
  • Adhesive
   

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Card and Gift Set

PA 2010 - Fri, 2013-05-17 06:00

Every once in a while, I like to send the little girl in my life a reminder that I’m thinking of her since we live so far away . She’s a girly girl who also loves to play field hockey, so I thought a gift to keep those flyaway strands of hair at bay would be perfect.

Since blue jeans are an important part of every girl’s wardrobe, I absolutely love that May Arts has added a fabulous new denim ribbon to their vast ribbon offerings.  I’m going to show you how easy it is to create a card and gift in one with May Arts Ribbon, Imaginisce and Authentique.

I used the i-magicut to cut and seal a square of May Arts Denim large enough to cover an Imaginisce Medium Snap Daddie button.  I rounded the edges of my ribbon square slightly so that the ends would fit into the Snap Daddie button easily.

Then I just followed the easy instructions that came with the I-top tool to create the buttons.  I snapped the buttons onto the Imaginisce Snap Bobby Pins and done!

I created a tag for the Snap Bobbie Pins then used a piercing tool to determine placement for my Bobby pins.  I then used the small end of a Crop-a-dile tool to punch the holes so the Bobbie pins can slip easily on and off the card.  I purposely frayed the ribbon edges for texture.

Now, how to attach the tag to the card so the card isn’t destroyed?  Self-adhesive magnetic strips!  Easy on, Easy off

Authentique’s “Strong” paper line matches May Arts Denim perfectly so it’s a natural with the ribbon. It’s primarily a masculine line but with a few scalloped edges, some May Arts 5/8” denim (flipped to the wrong side for contrast) and a girly sentiment, my girly girl has a gift she can wear and a keepsake card for storing her pretty denim hair pins.

Thanks for joining us on the May Arts blog!  We hope we’ve inspired you.

Blog post by: Charlene Driggs

 

Would you like to be a Prima Ribbonista? Click here for our Design Team Call!

 

May Arts Ribbon Used:

 

 

Partners in Craft Supplies Used:

  • Imaginisce I-magicut, I-top tool, Medium Snap Daddies, Snap Bobbie Pins
  • Authentique “Strong” Paper Collection, “Strong” Circles and Borders

 

Other supplies Used:

  • Papertrey Ink Tag Sale #3 die; Sweet Baby Stamps
  • Stampin’Up Scalloped Circle die
  • Self-adhesive magnetic tape

 

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Cute Camera Bag

PA 2010 - Thu, 2013-05-16 06:00

Hi this is Jenifer here with you today to share this quick cute camera bag I made for my daughter.  It is so easy but it looks so cute.

My daughters camera is very small but you could adapt this to what ever size you needed.  I took a scrap of canvas that I had laying around it is 4"x9" for the body of the bag and a piece that was 4"x4" for the back pocket.  I stitched the beautiful eyelet ribbon in layers across the front, sew right sides together giving me my little bag.  Turn right side out.  Add a piece of 1 1/2" chevron Twill along the top as binding.

For the strap I sewed 3/4" chevron twill and the 1/8" diagonal stripe ribbon together to have a little contrast, sew down on each side.  Sew on a button and a little loop to hold it all together.

I hope you have enjoyed my project today.  Make sure you stop by regularly to check out everything this wonderful talented team has in store.

Blog post by: Jenifer Cowles

 

Would you like to be a Prima Ribbonista? Click here for our Design Team Call!

 

May Arts Ribbons Used: 

 

 

 

 

Other Supplies Used:

  • Canvas
  • Button
  • Sewing Machine

 

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Friend Card with a Flower Pin Gift

PA 2010 - Wed, 2013-05-15 09:38

Last month I attended an event put on by Scrapbook and Cards Today in my area.  There was an assortment of challenges for the attendees. When I saw an ‘interactive project’ on the challenge sheet, I couldn’t wait to try something different. The guidelines were it could pop, flip, slide, or zip. But why not something dual purpose that could give your project a little extra life too? Have a look at what I came up with. 

The idea is that you give your bestie a beautiful card, then when she is done adoring your work or the occasion is long past, she can ‘pick’ the flower and the brooch can be a cute accessory.

To create the flower you can follow this tutorial from UCreate, using ARR 1/2'' ric rac. Adhere a small strip of Velcro to the back with hot glue, the opposite side to the card. When complete, hot glue a brooch pin to the flower.

Blog post by: Virginia Fynes

 

Would you like to be a Prima Ribbonista? Click here for our Design Team Call!

 

May Arts Ribbon Used:

 

 

Partners in Craft Supplies Used:

 

Other Supplies Used:

  • MME- Pattern Papers and Epoxy Dots
  • Jillybean Soup- Cursive Stickers
  • Michaels- Crochet Flower

 

 

 

 

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Island Vacation Giveaway – Winner!

PA 2010 - Wed, 2013-05-15 01:00

On Thursday, I will be headed off on my first 'sans little dude' vacation since he came in to my life 8 years ago.  While he will without a doubt be missed, we are also looking forward to a little quiet time on this beautiful island:

But, fear not, I have lots of fun & inspiration planned for you while I'm gone!  Including this giveaway. 

 

There are two ways to win:

  1. To enter to win 2 spools of ribbon, your choice, post a comment here telling us where your favorite vacation desination is! 
  2. For each day we will be gone (Thursday – Monday), I will post a picture from our trip on our Facebook Page.   Post a comment under that picture.  Each day, I will select one winner to receive 1 spool of ribbon.

 

The Facebook picture winners will be announced on Facebook only, but the winner of blog portion of the giveaway will be posted right here on Tuesday, May 21st!

 

  Would you like to be a Prima Ribbonista? Click here for our Design Team Call! Winner!

We have a winner!  Congratulations to:

Lucy E.
It's hard to pick a favorite vacation spot. I loved the beaches, Light houses and small towns of eastern Michigan. I also love the golf coast of Florida. But my favorite has to be the trip out west to the Rockies-Those mountains are awesome!!! Have a great time!

Lucy, email me at Bethney@mayarts.com with your shipping address to claim your prize!

**all winners have 2 weeks to claim their prize**

**when emailing, please note which giveaway/prize you are claiming*

 

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Nautical Craft Challenge Participants

PA 2010 - Tue, 2013-05-14 13:45

First a big thank you to everyone who sent in emails!  I was just thrilled with incredible response to our Nautical Craft Challenge!   As always, this was such a difficult decision to make. 

This month's participants are:

  • Abby Henderson
  • Angela Di Cicco
  • Barbara Wagar
  • Debbie Fisher
  • Elizabeth Rudder
  • Elizabeth Wright
  • Jamie Larsen
  • Jasmine Ford
  • Karen Hanson
  • Karen Nofziger
  • Kristina MacKeen
  • Latrice Murphy
  • Marie Otake
  • Melinda Wilson
  • Michele Kosciolek
  • Michele Quam
  • Nina Nuernberger
  • Samantha Taylor
  • Sassy
  • Steph Ackerman

Congratulations, ladies!   You all will receive an email shortly with further details regarding the challenge!

 

 

 

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Decorative Pillow with Ribbon

PA 2010 - Tue, 2013-05-14 10:05

Hi this is Jenifer here with you today.  When it comes to ribbon I am always trying to figure out ways to make more masculine projects for my boys.  Well when it comes to the new denim ribbon I think I have found a winner.

This is a very quick and simple project.  I took a 14"x14" piece of canvas as my base and marked a ¼” around all of the edges, this will be your seam line.  You pin your ribbon along one end and then weave your way along the other end and you get this very cool pattern.  The neat thing is that this is all made with the same ribbon, it just looks different on the other side, giving you a nice pattern.

Now that you have it all woven you sew around the edge using a ¼” seam allowance.  You now take your other 14"x14" piece of canvas and sew them together leaving an opening on one end.   Insert your pillow form and hand stitch the opening and you are good to go.

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my project today, I hope you have enjoyed my quick and easy pillow today, make sure you check back often for a ton of inspiration from this very talented team.

Blog post by: Jenifer Cowles

 

May Arts Ribbon Used:

  • 440 1.5" Denim Ribbon

 

Other Supplies Used:

  • Canvas
  • 12×12 pillow form

 

 

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Soon wasn’t soon

Philly Future - Tue, 2013-03-12 12:29

Life intrudes on the best made plans. Instead of attempting some grand relaunch, which was my hope, when time permits I’m going to upload various incarnations of Philly Future over the years, including article archives, along with a summary historical account and takeaways I learned. Thank you to everyone who worked to make Philly Future what it was. There is much today that eliminated the need for Philly Future, and I’d rather see those efforts grow and reach their potential.

Categories: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Statement on Supreme Court Denial

LMVUE - Mon, 2012-06-18 11:42

Students Doe are of course disappointed that the Supreme Court did not grant their petition for review. However, they are very proud of what they have accomplished by bringing this action. They have brought to light the fact that the Lower Merion School Board’s redistricting process was driven largely by racial considerations, and that this happened in private, behind closed doors, all while the District was denying that it was going on. They have brought to light the fact that the District has manipulated its own policies on things like school walk zones in a way that disadvantages some of the citizens while bestowing advantages on others. If nothing else, Students Doe and their families are hopeful that these proceedings will cause the District to be more open, transparent, and honest going forward, and that the District will act in the collective best interest of all its students irrespective of their race. The families, and the community that supports them, will now direct their efforts in other ways to realize this goal. They thank everyone in the community who has bravely stood by them throughout this process, and encourage everyone to stay involved and committed to seeking justice for all children.

Categories: Education, Lower Merion

Students Doe Appeal to United States Supreme Court

LMVUE - Tue, 2012-03-13 09:17

Students Doe Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court in Race-Based School Redistricting Case

After over half a century of litigation, the issue of race-based decision making has returned to the United States Supreme Court in the same context it was originally presented in Brown v. Board of Education. In Brown, African American
students sought relief from the Supreme Court because they were assigned to schools based upon their race. Students Doe, who are nine African American students living in Ardmore, Lower Merion Township, believe that Brown is
now under attack in the Lower Merion School District. Confident that Brown nevertheless remains both good and controlling law, the Students Doe have sought relief from the U.S. Supreme Court. Students Doe are filing a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari with the Supreme Court today (March 13, 2012), in order to appeal the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit’s decision in Student Doe 1, et. al. v. Lower Merion School District, (Docket No. 10-3824, December 14, 2011).

Students Doe originally sued the Lower Merion School District in federal court regarding the District’s decision to redistrict them away from their neighborhood school, instead busing them to a farther away school. Students Doe
maintain that the District targeted their neighborhood because of its rich racial diversity, and that by denying them the choice to attend their neighborhood school — a choice enjoyed by all of their surrounding neighbors — their 14th Amendment Right to Equal Protection was violated.

The case was originally heard in US District Court in April 2010, after which the Court found after a nine-day trial that there was overwhelming evidence that the Lower Merion School District used racial considerations to determine
which areas of the township were rezoned. Judge Michael Baylson nevertheless found that the need for racial consideration was constitutional in order to address
the “achievement gap,” despite Lower Merion’s repeated and explicit denial that their school redistricting had anything to do with addressing the achievement gap.

Students Doe then appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. After hearing oral arguments and examining the case record, in December, 2011 the Court upheld the decision of the District Court. The Appeals Court found that the District Court erred in its findings of fact that race was a consideration, determining that the decision to bus these students away from their neighborhood
school was not for racial balancing or achievement gap issues. One Judge dissented in part, confirming the lower court’s finding that race was indeed a factor.

Students Doe believe that the Appeals Court’s finding is incorrect. There is overwhelming evidence from the trial record that racial considerations loomed large in the decision making of the District’s administration, consultants, and
members of the sitting school board. The Students are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold their constitutional rights to equal treatment under the law. They are asking that their right to choose to attend their neighborhood high school be restored to them, as it is for other children in their surrounding neighborhoods.

Categories: Education, Lower Merion