Friday, November 21, 2014

Kids Craft Hop with May Arts Ribbon

 Today is a fun day because the May Arts Ribbon gals have set up a holiday crafting hop with some special guest.  KIDS!  So grab your children (or barrow some) and check out all the cool kids craft ideas we got for you today.

My kids love the holidays.  Of course their favorite part is getting gifts on Christmas but they also like to buy and wrap presents.  So I thought they would like to make their own gift tags and they did!  Here is an easy string tag perfect for a children to create.

 I started off by prepping the project for my children by cutting the tags and punching the holds.  I used a template for the shape and then used a paper piercer to poke holes around the template.

 Next cut a yard of String Burlap.  Add a knot to one end and a piece of tape to the other.

 Now's the time to hand it off to the kiddies.

When they're done, stamp a sentiment and that's it!
I think it's awesome to see how different they look depending on who makes them.
Love the individuality!

 Add their tag to a gift with a simple clothes pin and you got one good looking present.

Want to see more awesome ideas to craft with your kids this holiday?
Stop by the May Arts Ribbon blog and hop along.  You could also win some fibers too!
Next on today's hop is Mallika Kejriwal

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Monday, November 10, 2014

May Arts Ribbon and Coredination hop

It's time for another awesome team up hop with May Arts Ribbon and Core'dinations.
The May Arts design team are sharing inspiration all week long and you have a chance to win some goodies too.  If you haven't yet, spot by the May Arts Ribbon blog HERE for all the details.

For my post I went all festive with the holidays sneaking up on us.
A little holiday house gift box.
This box was easy to make and once assembled, easy to decorate with wonderful May Arts Ribbon.
First to start cut a piece of core'dination cardstock to 9" x 11"
Score the piece at 3" and 6" on the short side and 4" and 7" on the long side.
crease the score lines really good and then fold the box to form a "house" like so below.
Use double sided tape to adhere the folded creased pieces inside of the box to the two longer sides.  You can see this in the picture below.  Then cut the triangular top on the two long sides.  Start at the corner where the two sides meet and end in a point in the top middle.
The last step in to add a top for your house box by cutting a strip of paper to be 4" x 3 1/4" and creased down the middle.
I decorated m house with May Arts Adhesive Scallop Boarder around the top.  Added a cute little puffy heart from the Satin Cut Outs collection and ten tied it up all pretty with some Bakers Twine.

This would be cute to put little toys in or a gift card to give as a gift or to even place them on a table for a holiday party.  Simple to make, with not a lot of supplies and super adorable.
I hope you enjoyed what I created with awesome May Arts Ribbon and cool Core'dinations paper.
Don't forget to stop by the May Arts Ribbon blog to check out all the great inspiration all week and for a chance to win a nice price.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014


 Who's ready to get all mixed media this month?
 It's time for the November Mixed Media Monthly Challenge and this one is a fun one...STAMPS!  Yes, get out those stamps and get all inky.  You could win a $50.00 gift certificate from our awesome sponsor Unity Stamp Co. (yup that's $50.00).
 I used two stamps on my page this month.  The first is a Unity Stamp (That my awesome DT sister Donna Bowman gifted to me.  THANKS DONNA...YOU'RE THE BOMB!) it's offset and watercolored on a polaroid inspired piece.  The other is a background stamp to give the base a of this project some interest.
 Don't forget to stop by The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge blog.  We have an awesome guest, a great step-by-step canvas and awesome inspiration from the DT.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

May Arts Ribbon Christmas Card Hop

 Ribbon just makes Christmas a happier prettier time.  We use it to tie up our presents, hang up our ornaments and to deck out our houses.  With all the amazing Christmas ribbon out there you can also add them to your holiday cards.
Today the May Arts Ribbonistas are on a Christmas hop showcasing some great ideas for making awesome holiday cards.  I mean May Arts Ribbon has THE BEST ribbon.
 For my card I made a simple wreath by wrapping Burlap String
 in a circle and adhering it to my card base with a circle of glue.  To bring in that holiday feel I added a cute red Grosgrain Ivory Striped Ribbon bow.  Add a saying and a little details and you got a lovely rustic holiday card.  This card was so easy to make that you could totally make a bunch for all your loved ones this season.
 There's one more lovely ribbonista on the hop today and that is Karen Hanson.
 If you missed the list head on over to the May Arts Ribbon blog and get inspired.  The ribbon lady is giving away two prices of two spools each of our choice from the Christmas selection.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Hi yah October!  Hi yah crafty peeps!
 It's a brand new month and that means a brand new awesome challenge at Mixed Media Monthly Challenges with a brand new awesome sponsor.
 That's right.  This week's challenge is near and dear to my crafty heart.  The challenge is to use your ribbon, twine and fibers on a Mixed Media project.  And the sponsor is none other then the most awesomeness ribbon company ever.

Here's my bright and sparkly fall-ish canvas all ribboned out.
Want to see how I did it?  Well stop by Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #5 and check it all out!  I have a step by step tutorial up on the blog this month.
Don't forget to get all Mixed Media this month with ribbon and link up on this months challenge.  We always love seeing what you all create.

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