Tuesday, December 13, 2011

May Arts and Graphic 45

Welcome to the May Arts and Graphic45 Blog Hop!
Before I get started, I wanted to let you know that May Arts is beyond generous and you need to head over to their blog for giveaways!!! And  to Graphic45....you don't want to miss what they are giving away, too!
Here is the info you need for today.


Tuesday's Hop:

Prima Ribbonistas:

Graphic 45:

In Case you need yesterday's information...
Prima Ribbonistas:
                                     
Graphic 45:



Today I have a layout for you that combines ribbon and paper. I love being able to use the gorgeous ribbons from May Arts just like paper.  I cut the the flags shapes out of patterned papers and then used a 1.5" May Arts ribbon just like a piece of the Graphic45 pp. They have the most gorgeous holiday paper don't you think? Check it out here.

You can't even tell which one is ribbon, they blend so seemlessly. I love that!
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Here is a close up of the two toned 1.5" May Arts Ribbon that I cut just like the pp and Graphic45 Core Impressions. :


Cardstock is Graphic45 Core Impressions and Graphic45 Signature Series. Stamp is Cocoa Daisy exclusive.

And............. next up is the May Arts Suede String. GOSH I love this stuff!!!


I inked mine with some pigment ink. The key is using pigment inks so it absorbs into the suede material. It does need to sit a bit to dry.


With one stroke of the ink, you can completely change the color!



And not sure if you can tell but I ran the Graphic45 metal flower through my Cuttlebug.


 Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!

If you are looking for more giveaways head over to the Core blog for giveaways from now until Christmas!!!

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123 comments:

Cyndi S said...

Very cute. Love how you inked your suede.
cstephenson at q dot com

Kris Turner said...

Very cute and eyecatching with the pennants!

roxyf said...

Wow I love this layout! Very subtle but with a lot of impact!

Colleen O said...

Thanks so much for the great layout idea. Love how the ribbon and paper blend so well together

Miriam Prantner said...

Love this layout with all the banners and stitching. It's so simple, but lots of punch. THanks!

LynzCraftz said...

Sweeet! Love the project.

Kathy said...

Wow! Thanks for that timely reminder to use ribbons as paper...yours looks so great! And love what you did with the velvet string!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Great design.Love the ribbons Thanks for the info on ink and suede, I've some bland to use up and this will be great.

Jeyatha said...

Love the ribbon with the flower.. Cute.. Happy hopping..

KellyCreates said...

Wonderful page...unique and refreshing design! Thanks for sharing!

Loren said...

I just love your super cute design!

Renee said...

Such a fun layout! TFS

csparky61 said...

Adorable layout...and the little guy with the shades just makes it smile!

Emily said...

Great combination of papers and ribbon!

Ephémère, Qc. said...

Beautiful layout...I like the stich, it's so beautiful, bravo!

Marina said...

Simple and nice page layout. And really, which one is paper, and which one is ribbon! :)

sleigh said...

Very nice layout page! It's been a long time since I've done a layout like this...i remember it being a bit time consuming, lol!!! TFS :-)

Laura said...

Wow, I definately like the way the ribbon and paper blend so nicely together in this page layout.

Vicki Marlin said...

Very cute

Sparkly Engineer said...

Very cute. Thanks for the tip on dying suede.

Kimberly Jones said...

Very creative idea for coloring the string! Adds the perfect accent!

Velvet said...

I love the idea of using ribbon/paper banners on a layout or a card (or anything, really).

Neppie said...

Such a cute little boy and great project.

Carol said...

Great use of the products, thanks for the ideas!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Kathy said...

Great ideas with the ribbons and suede twine. Beautiful card.

Anonymous said...

Great layout! TFS

Sheron N

Jack and Cat Curio said...

So Clever!!!

nanatam said...

cute layout..love the paper/ribbon combo! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Great Ideas!

Mo Rogers

Anonymous said...

I love what you did the the May
Arts suede string. Great job

Anonymous said...

Cute site and liked the May Arts suede string. I need some of that stuff! Mary Werner

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Cute Layout! Love what you did with the ribbon.

Betty Anne said...

Fantastic layout, I love how you have combined the ribbon and the paper to make the flags, great job.

Debbie said...

Really like the layout thanks!

Charmaine said...

Love the goggles on the little one! Reminds me of my kids when they help me with onions!!

Fruit Jar Nicky said...

I'm blog hopping and it's all stupendous!!

stamping sue said...

very nice layout.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

disneylisa said...

It just never occurs to me to color ribbon. Thanks for the reminder. Great layout BTW.

Wanda H. said...

Thanks for all the inspiration, I love the blog hop!

Cindy J said...

Wonderful creations! I'd never seen that suede string before, that looks like great fun!!!

Charlene said...

When I see pages like this, I so wish I scrapbooked!

Gloria L. said...

Very cute!

Mireille Blijleven said...

Thank you for showing how to use ribbons to brighten up a lay-out. I never see to know how to use them, so this is a welcome example!

Rebecca said...

LOVE the ribbon and paper strips and the inked suede is so pretty!

NanaConnie said...

Wonderful layout! Loving both the paper flags and the ribbon flags. Very clever! Leaving comments for everyone sure would be lots easier if we didn't have to do the Word Verification on every blog. :-D

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

Amazing! What a darling layout!

Anonymous said...

Wow gorgeous . I love it. France

Mohawk Crafter said...

Nice layout, simple and so quick-looking.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful way to use your ribbon - and I have a lot! of ribbon to use.

Rea' said...

Love the "banner" effect draws us in to the photo !

Barb said...

great ideas

Kim said...

that ribbon technique looks totally cool Ellen!

Carolyn McCravy said...

Never thought about using ribbon like paper...great idea...gonna try it!! Thanks

fairkat said...

Really like your layout

Jamie said...

great layout thanks for sharing
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

ehbost said...

Nice layout. Love your uses of the products. It was slightly outside the box.Thanks.

Rhonda said...

I always forget the ribbon. Thanks for the ideas.

pinkladynz said...

What an effective layout!!

Auntie Em said...

Great LO! I love the rows of ribbon tails and the pretty colours. It really makes the photo stand out.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Luv 2 Create said...

Adorable LO Ellen. What a little cutie you have. Great tips as well. Have some suede ribbon, but never thought of inking it. Will have to try that one. Love May Arts ribbon and g45. This ought to be quit a hop.
Marcie

eyes2theocean said...

Nice layout and a great way to use up left over ribbon! Ty for sharing!

Sara T

Scossie Jane said...

Cool layout, great use of ribbon. Love the inspiration to change the colour with ink.... Hugs x

Nanna said...

Love the layout. Lots going on without the picture getting lost in it. I'll have to use this on a layout. Thanks.

Jackie - aka funhockeymom25 said...

great layout!!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love love this Ellen!! LOVING those pennants and that photo is ADORABLE! :):):):):):):):):):):)

marilyn said...

LOVE your use of the ribbon. Great layout!

A Touch of Creativity said...

This is very beautiful!

Bluemoon18 said...

TFS your creativity! Love the ribbons!

Barbara Mason said...

Love how you combined the ribbon and paper so well...

Anonymous said...

Love the layout,and the super techniques. That suede string is sure to be a big hit!

JamieH

Tammy V said...

Very creative layout.

B. Poteraj said...

I love the strips. So cute.

jen said...

what a great lo! Wonderful combo of products! :)

rush said...

love how you combined the ribbon and paper around the photo. you're right...i would have to feel them to figure out which is paper and which is ribbon! thank you for sharing. rush88888 at gmail dot com

Farley said...

So many wonderful details to enjoy in your layout!

Marianne Louise said...

I'm more of a card maker but I love the way you used the ribbon and graphic 45 paper on this layout. I can certainly use this idea on cards.

love Marianne

Adventures in Arts and Crafts said...

Fun to see your blog...thanks.

Stacey Boyd said...

very nice, I luv the display and flower.

pam allen said...

Great layout thanks for sharing. I also love May Arts ribbon but seems hard to find. Merry Christmas

Michele said...

Loved the way you used all the banners!

Ann Walsh said...

love the idea of inking the suede trim!

Barbara said...

Lovely layout, and you're right. Hard to tell the paper from the ribbon. I really like that it's not overdone. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sue said...

Thanks for the great idea about inking the suede. I have some of this but wouldn't have thought of that so thanks for giving me more options! Sue

Margie said...

Love ribbon and paper together-love your layout, too!

Marianne said...

I love the ribbon and paper combo.

May Arts and Graphic 45 rock!

Babeboicali said...

Awesome work.. TFS Rj

Vail said...

Great layout, love how you used the ribbons.

Karen Bahit said...

I LOVE your layouts... They are in the colors that I so LOVE...

Happy Holidays and may your New Year be filled with joy, love, and happiness!!!

Karen Bahit
armymommy05.yahoo.com@gmail.com

Primitive Seasons said...

Great project and fantastic use of the ribbons.

Mary

Jeannie said...

Nice Layout...Love the colors!

Jan Hennings said...

love this!

Jaime Gildemeister (Jaime Gildemeister) said...

Great layout! Thanks for sharing!

DWD said...

Cute layout. Clean & simple!!!

jordanbev5 said...

Great idea for inking the suede or any other type ribbon! Loved your layout! Just adorable!!

Sharon said...

What a neat idea to use the ribbon and paper togather, you real can not tell its ribbon, Love how you changed the color of the suede ribbon.
sdenimandlace1@aol.com

angelic said...

Love the layout using the paper and ribbon together.

thanks.

Queen Mary said...

Beautiful layout, wonderful memory excellent title! LOVE the ribbon and adore the suede! I love that it's thinner than what's available at my local Michael's!
marydelrey56@msn.com

Deb said...

Love this idea! I've never thought of using ribbon this way.

gypsy rose said...

Very cute layout! tfs

Pendra said...

Adorable layout, love the banner/flags! Great ideas... running the metal flowers in your cuttlebug, neat!
Crafty Holiday Hugs,
Pendra
pendrasplace.blogspot.com

Trisha said...

Beautiful layout, Ellen. Really love the way you used your ribbons on it. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Drea said...

Girl you know I love your style.

HUGS

Trudi said...

Nice layout! Thanks for sharing.

Cindy Lou said...

Love this LO! Such a cute unique idea. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful idea. Happy Holiday Blessings to you and your family :)

susie said...

love the layout...want to get my hands on that suede string!

Theresa Merkling said...

How lovely - I didn't know G45 had core paper! Something else I need.... LOL

Melinda said...

Great take on banners.

Nidia Ponte said...

Very nice

KarenC Inspired said...

Love being able to ink the ribbon & match paper w/ribbon. Your project is adorable! Love the cook!!

JaniceA said...

Beautiful LO, the ribbons are beautiful!
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reatelier said...

It is a pretty nice LO!!!!

janey said...

nice layout and use of ribbons!

Deb said...

Such a pretty project! I like the staining of the seude. Never thought of that.

Nancy D. said...

Lovely project!

KimberlyRae said...

Wow! Very Cool..love your work!

Lyla said...

Love this layout and your tip with the suede ribbon is super. Thanks so much.

Sheila said...

The flower/ribbon adds that extra touch!

Kathy Ethington said...

I just love inking up ribbon and making it coordinate.

Sharon L-S said...

The ribbons on the page add a special touch to the picture. Love the flower and ribbon use. Thanks for sharing. Have a Merry Christmas.

Coralie said...

Cute layout!!!

Scrappin Abby said...

Great LO & I love how you treated the ribbon as paper...great idea :)

Andrea Amu said...

Luv this! And cool color technique for the thin ribbon!

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