Fun wrapping ideas with May Arts

Okay, I have to admit that I am not finished Christmas shopping yet, but it’s never to early to think about wrapping ideas, right?

Gift Wrap

Today, we are looking forward to those last few minutes before Christmas when I will be madly wrapping goodies for under the tree! ;) I know you will be done long before I will be!




For my wrapping idea, I decided to team up some of the beautiful black ribbons available at May Arts with some krafty paper for wrapping, some chalkboard paper for a tag, and some fun metallic stars to create a wreath.  The best part is that the tags are reusable – simply wipe clean and use them again.  Switch the little coloured bow out and you could use them for birthday presents or other occasions too!


To create the wreath, I simply cut out a circle (no fancy cutting machines needed – just trace a circe and cut – mine is about 2″ in diameter), and then layer your stars.  I used hot glue to adhere each, but glue dots would work well too!

Ribbons used:

So, there you have it!  A simple wrapping idea for all you kraft paper lovers!  Make sure you check out what all of the ladies have for you in terms of inspiration if you haven’t already!

And make sure to leave some comments along the way because the Ribbon Lady is giving away 2 prize packs of 1 roll of Xmas ribbon (including the new releases) and 1 artful accent. It’s well worth the time to leave some love!  Oh, and make sure you go and check out May Arts new online retail store – the Ribbon Resource (although you might want to wait until after the Christmas bills are paid ;)

Thanks for stopping by!



Wintery fun with Faber Castell and DCWV

Good wintery morning to you!  I am excited to be sharing a project with you today featuring some great products from DCWV and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®! We are having our winter blog hop, and not only have we had a couple of great days of projects already, but we have more to come.

I decided to team up the Winter in the Woods stack with a fun teal coloured Faber-Castell Double Scoop Gelato in “Snow Cone” and an awesome PITT artist pen in silver 251 to create a winter -themed banner.



This banner was a lot of fun to make.  I really loved the colours in this stack – the muted greys and creams together with the brighter teams and the green!  There is so much going on, and yet there is a cool, peaceful feel to the papers and patterns.  BaNNER-E

The Faber-Castell products were a great compliment to the papers.  I actually used the Gelato much like I have used distress inks in the past – I ran it along the edges of the banner pieces, and then rubbed it in with my fingers.  It’s a great way to pull all the pieces together and also to help them stand out a bit from the background paper.  Oh, and the PITT pen was used for some doodling – the think ink running smoothly over even the textured paper.  Man, I love this pen! Oh, and that ribbon happens to be from one of our other partner companies – May Arts (you know I love my 3/4″ Chevron Twill)!

Banner-WSo, that’s it for my new winter banner! Make sure you also pop on over to see Jessica’s project today!  Oh, and Karen has a pretty card for you too!

Make sure you  leave a comment at the DCWV blog and on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®  blog to be eligible to win this weeks prizes! DCWV is giving away THREE prizes; $50.00 worth of scrapbooking supplies for each person! We will be announcing the winner Monday the 15th on Facebook so be sure you are following us.

Thanks for stopping by today!


It’s Friday!

Wow!  It’s been a bit of a crazy week, so I sure am glad that it’s Friday!  I have a few fun cards to share with you today – a little inspiration care of Tiddly Inks stamps!


Holly-Jolly-closeupNow Christmas is just around the corner – less than 3 weeks in fact!  But if your Christmas cards are not all done – do not panic!  Christy has all sorts of fun Christmas images in store that you can download, print and go!  For this card, I teamed up Holly Jolly with some bright and cheerful Doodlebug paper!   And if your a more traditional stamper, Holly Jolly is available in a clear stamp too!

Now these next two cards feature some brand ewe images from Christy, and I think you’ll agree that they are as cute as cute can be!


This first one is called Ewe Sparkle and Shine.  I decided to go a little “non-traditional” on the colouring of the image.  This little ewe had so much spunk I figured that there was no way she would be plain white!  Copic R81, R83 and R85 were my “go tos” for this image.  And I had so much fun colouring her pink that when I got to Hope Ewe Get Well Soon

Weather-sheep.Weather-sheep-dimension..I  even gave this little ewe who happens to be under the weather got a little blush colour for fun!  I have to admit that it can sometimes be hard for me to colour something that is “supposed to be white” something completely different, but now that’s gotten past that block a couple of times on these sheep, I am not sure I will ever go back! ;)

Well, that’s it for me today!  Make sure you pop by both the Tiddly Inks blog and our challenge blog today for all sorts of fun inspiration – holiday and sheep galore!  Thanks for stopping by!


Warm wishes

ma core

Well, the weather took a nasty turn for the COLD the last couple of days here in Calgary, and the timing couldn’t be more perfect!  Today, May Arts is teaming up with one of our partner companies, Core’dinations, for a fun blog hop.  In fact, DT members have been posting amazing projects all week, and we have a few more days to go!


One of the things I love about Core-dinations Kraft Core is the rustic feel of their papers.  Scuff it, sand it, crinkle it, and you get a fantastic look that reminds me of a winter cabin.  So I thought this hop would be a great chance to team up some Kraft Core papers together with some of the cute 1/2″ Check Stitch  ribbon from May Arts to create some little hot chocolate containers, complete with marshmallows.

Once I got going, I couldn’t help but add a bit of 1″ Eyelet ribbon as well for a bit of contrast and to soften the look of the containers a bit.


Oh, and to create these little containers, you won;t need any special die cuts or fancy machines.  Grad a little box or bar of soap, cut your cardstock to 6″x9″, adn fold it around like you are wrapping a present, leaving the top flap open to fill and then fold over.  it’s as simple as that!

Hot-Chocolate-singleSo, you need to know that leaving a comment is worth the effort today because both companies are generously giving away product to lucky commenters, including three rolls of ribbon (your choice) and goodies from Core’dinations.  Oh, and make sure you hop on over to see what another Karen has up her sleeve today too!

May Arts product used:

Well, I’m ready to curl up in a winter cabin with a good book and a cup of hot chocoalte now, aren’t you?  Thanks for stopping by!