Wednesday, August 6, 2014

May Arts:: New Release Week

May Arts just released more fabulous ribbon in 2014! New textures, new colors & best of all – new inspiration!   You can check out the new releases here, and the Ribbonistas are featuring projects using these beauties all week long, with each Ribbonista has been assigned one new series to play with. Of course, there is a prize up for grabs by commenting on the May Arts Blog and visiting participating designer blogs: 3 prizes of 1 spool each from our new releases.  That’s 3 chances to win!
I had the pleasure to work with the new colors of the Paper Raffia Line (Series JPP).

I love making card and featuring ribbon on them. My first card (above) features three new colors as flowers. A card without a lot of bulk! I took some double side adhesive and wound the raffia on it, and simply adhered the blooms to a previously stamped card base.

This next card features paper raffia as a lovely textured background. I simply layered the raffia onto a die cut double sided adhesive pattern and attached it to a card.

My last card featured a fun and playful way to use the paper raffia on a card! I attached a strip of double sided adhesive to a card base and just layered a bunch of strips of the raffia on top! I finished the card with the fun mini poms in black.

I really enjoyed working with the paper raffia outside of tying bows on packages, which is also a perfect use of the paper raffia! I hope you enjoy seeing all the projects and make sure you check out the new releases on the May Arts Blog and leave a comment!

Charlene Driggs
Valerie Gee
DeeDee Catron

Emily Lanham
Gini Williams Cagle
Jen Shears

Jenifer Cowles
Jennifer Davey
Karen Baker

Lalo IK
Latrice Murphy
Rhea Weigand

Courtney Lee
Shellye McDaniel
Virginia Fynes


  1. oh, these are amazing, Karen! Love the flowers. wow!

  2. Three gorgeous cards Karen. Impossible to pick a favorite!

  3. This paper raffia makes such pretty flowers. Great job on the card!

  4. Cute ways to use
    the raffia. I like
    how you made the
    three flowers!
    Carla from Utah

  5. these are just so stinking cute, very pretty!!

  6. These cards are beautiful! Hugs x

  7. Love the little halloween card with the paper strips and pom pom ribbon. Your flowers look nice on your card. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Esp love the flowers!!! So pretty!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  9. These are so pretty Karen. Especially love the rolled ribbon flowers!

  10. Wonderful cards! Incredible texture!

  11. I really like the addition of the raffia and ribbon.