A May Arts Tee...

For me please!!

That's just one of many adorable projects you can make with Glue Arts Adhesives and May Arts ribbons!

Designer Kristen Swain shows how you can take a simple, plain tee and dress it up to look like one straight out of a boutique!

And Designer Lesley Langdon made a beautiful travel journal for her Mother. With the holidays right around the corner both of these are wonderful ideas for a special homemade gift!!!

Both projects use beatiful ribbons from May Arts! May Artstruly  has a ribbon for every need and occasion!!! And even offers online shopping to make purchasing their ribbons even easier!!

Here's today's projects...

Ribbon Top
Designer: Kristen Swain


white shirt
ribbon- May Arts
thread/sewing needle
Glue Arts- Fabric bond

Designer Tip- My daughter had ruined this brand new t-shirt with chocolate. I just couldn't get it out, so I decided to improve it and cover the stain at the same time. The ribbon hides the stain perfectly, and made the shirt adorable!


1. Measure and trim your ribbon into lengths that match the shirt width plus 1 inch on each side.
2. Using Glue Arts Fabric Bond, adhere the cut ends of the ribbon to the rest of the ribbon, and iron in place.

3. Adhere Fabric bond across rest of ribbon, adhere to shirt, then iron in place.
I also basted the ribbon across the top and each side to make sure the shirt could still be machine washed.
4. Make ribbon roses by winding 4 inch ribbon into thick rope. Twist into round and stitch with matching thread around inside seams.
5. Adhere two ends of green ribbon together with Fabric Bond, then adhere to back of ribbon flower with Fabric bond. Adhere to shirt with Fabric Bond. You will need three roses and ribbon leaves. You may also baste ribbon flowers on, just to make shirt machine washable.

"A Life She Loved" Travel Journal

Designer: Lesley Langdon

Designer Intro:
My Mother is heading out to England for 6 months, for the first time! She rented a place and will spend her time travelling Europe. Lucky her! So for her travels, and for her upcoming birthday, I made her a journal to take along for the trip. Hopefully she'll use it and come back with some crazy and wonderful stories. I used a stamp to describe her perfectly, "She designed a life she loved". I also found an epoxy sticker that I had in my stash that says Great Britain on it. SO PERFECT!

I simply covered a pre-made book using the Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro (High Tac Cartridge), and embellished it with beautiful MAY ARTS ribbons, while using Glue Art's Ribbon Adhesive.

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro (High Tac)
Glue Arts Ribbon Adhesive
Glue Arts Glue Gun
Glue Arts U-Cut-It foam
Patterned Paper: Prima Marketing
Ribbon: May Arts (Crochet Lace 1.5" NP09, Faux Suede Ruffle Edge 5/8" NV18, Sheer/Woven Rosettes 353-15-16, Faux Suede Leave 1" XL16)
Stickers: Making Memories
Stamp: Unity Stamp Co. (She Said)
Ink: Adirondack Espresso by Ranger, VersaMark by Tsukineko
Metal Lock: 7 Gypsies
Brads: American Crafts
Bird Mirror: Heidi Swapp
Embossing Powder: UTEE by Ranger

1. Cover book using Glue Arts High Tac adhesive.

2. Using Glue Arts Ribbon Adhesive, adhere May Arts ribbons to the front, back and spine.
3. Adhere metal embellishment.

4. Cut leaves from leaf ribbon, and adhere to book with Glue Arts Glue Gun.
5. Cut out 3 Rosettes from the May Arts ribbon and adhere brads, and adhere to book with Glue Arts Glue Gun.

6. Stamp sentiment, trim and apply 2 coats of Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel using VersaMark ink. Heat set, matte and adhere to book with Glue Arts U-Cut-It foam.

7. Adhere bird mirror and epoxy sticker.

Today before we send you off to visit the May Arts Blog ...we would like to thank everyone who took the time last week to join our Glue Arts campaign!! 

The clear vote winner is our Perma Tac Adhesive Cartridge and of course our Glue Glider Pro System! Thanks for showing your support through posting our election button on your blogs and Facebook pages. We loved seeing a sea of Glue Arts and Red, White and Blue last week!! 

Let's get to what you're waiting for...the 5 ...yes 5 winners of a Glue Glider Pro and ALL of the cartridges!!! Plus The Twinery goodies. Congrats go out to..........

pattyb said...

Great projects...I love Patti's card...I even have the tools to make it...so excited. And Julia, your placecards are so cute...plus I have that glittery pumpkin. I plan on making something with it..I'll post it on FB for you to see.

Court said...

Gorgeous! I LOVE the twinery snowflake and those jars are so cute!!!

I already voted, blogged, Facebook-ed. :)

Kylie's mom said...

I VOTED!!!!!! Also love the new twine. Upon first viewing of the card I thought they had adhered those candy paper stix of sour powder (forget their name). Anyway neat twine, cute cards.

Pixichick said...

I voted for high tac! and I put the button on my blog. pixiperfectcreations.blogspot.com.

Love all of the cute projects.

Congrats to everyone! Please email your contact into to Gluegirl@gluearts.com with your mailing information!!

And all week long we have chances for you to win May Arts and Glue Arts. Simply leave us a comment today and we'll enter you to win our Glue Glider Pro, 3D Combo Pac, Extreme Adhesive AND May Arts ribbons! So what are you waiting for??? ;-) And just a note as many of you are looking for our Fabric Bond cartridge...we sell it through our Glue Arts website and there are always some specials to take advantage of! Just visit our website at www.gluearts.com to place your order!! 

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