Welcome to May Arts Valentine Week!!

That's right!

We've paired up again with May Arts and their lovely Valentine themed ribbons!

It was seriously a box of goodness that was sent to us....stripes, hearts, puffy hearts, sheer ribbons and more!

The Designers were challenged to work with May Arts ribbons(is it really a challenge when it's a delight??!!) and we have to tell you...it's going to be one amazing week of ideas and creativity! Just you wait!!

Today's Designers Leslie Ashe and Patti Milazzo will wow you with their sweet Valentine cards and framed project. Leslie will have you running to the May Arts website to purchase this adorable scallop ribbon and Patti's sweet  framed project could be adapted for a craft for those classroom parties coming up!

 Valentine Ribbon Frame
Designer: Patti Milazzo

Designer Intro: Glue Arts adhesives and a collection of beautiful ribbons and trim from May Arts made it easy to convert this simple black frame into a 3 dimensional piece of wall art.

Glue Arts:
Glue Glider Pro with
1/4 Perma Tac Cartridge Refill - Pro
Mini Adhesive Squares
3D Combo Pac – U Cut It
Spooled Ribbon Adhesive

May Arts:
Red Sheer Tinsel Edge
Red Heart Satin Cut Outs
Pink Elastic Plaid Ruffle
Red Heart Sheer Print
Red/Pink 1.5” Grosgrain Scalloped Edge
Pink 1.5” Satin Pleat
Pink 1.5” Crochet Velvet Center
Other: black 4” basic frame – remove the glass; chipboard; white cardstock

1. Cut a piece of chipboard to fit the inside of the frame – I used a 4” frame for this project. I also covered my chipboard with a 4” square of white cardstock.
2. Next, cut several strips of May Arts coordinated ribbon 6” long.

3. Using the Spooled Ribbon Adhesive and the Mini Adhesive Squares, adhere the ribbon across the cardstock covered square. Be sure to wrap the ends around the square securely.

Tip: I used the Ribbon Adhesive for the solid ribbons and used the Mini Adhesive Squares on the ends only of the sheer or decorative ribbon/trim. 

4. Once the square is covered completely, insert it into the back of the frame - with the glass removed.
5. To create the puffy ribbon accent, I started by punching a heart shape from white cardstock. I then trimmed the negative portion of the cardstock to 2” x 2 ¼”. I cut another piece of white cardstock to the same size.

6. Next, I cut 2 small pieces of red grosgrain ribbon (the reverse side of the Grosgrain Scalloped Edge ribbon) and adhered them to the backside (layered side by side) of the punched heart rectangle using the Glue Glider with Perma Tac Adhesive. 
7. I trimmed off any excess ribbon and again used the Perma Tac Adhesive to attach the other white cardstock rectangle to the back. Before sealing this completely, I tucked a small amount of polyfil batting just behind the ribbon heart to puff it up a bit. I then machine stitched around the rectangle and around the heart.
8. I used a Mini Adhesive Square to adhere a May Arts small pink satin heart (from trim) to the center of the red heart and then matted the rectangle on black cardstock using Perma Tac Adhesive.
9. Attach the puffed heart ribbon accent to the center of the ribbon embellished frame using pieces of U-Cut-It Foam Adhesive to complete the project.

Happy Heart Card
Designer: Leslie Ashe

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro with Perma Tac cartridge
Glue Arts Adhesive Squares
May Arts Ribbon

Other supplies: 
patterned paper, cardstock: American Crafts (love line)
spray mist: Shimmerz Coloringz

-trim patterned paper 6x12 inches, fold and score
-trim cardstock 6x12 inches, fold
-using pen, draw a half of a heart and cut using decorative scissors
-unfold heart and spray with spray mist
-after the heart dries, adhere to center of card
-tie ribbon in a bow, adhere to center of heart
-add heart embellishment (I cut from patterned paper) to center of bow
-trim border of card using decorative scissors

Love You Card
Designer: Leslie Ashe

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro with Perma Tac cartridge
Glue Arts Ribbon Adhesive
May Arts Ribbons

Other supplies: cardstock, letters and embellishment - American Crafts (love line)

-cut cardstock 6x12 inches, fold in half
-with a pen, draw a half of a heart, then cut out (it will be a full heart)
-ahere Glue Arts ribbon adhesive to entire heart in strips
-glue ribbon down in layers
-add layers (using Glue Arts ribbon adhesive)
-trim edges of heart, getting rid of excess ribbons
-using Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro with Perma Tac cartridge, adhere heart to strip of folded cardstock square (so card will stay upright...cut your square about 4 inches by 8 inches and fold..if there's excess, simply trim to where you can't see from front of card)

Are you feeling inspired?  Ready to go create some of your own Valentine's and home decor?!! Well we can help with that...we've given you the projects....now let's help you with the supplies!

All this week on the Glue Arts and May Arts blog we're sharing ideas and also sharing chances for you to win our products!

Simply leave us a comment and we'll enter you to win this absolutely stunning collection of May Arts ribbons...
and of course you must have Glue Arts products to use with those ribbons!! So we'll also include a Glue Glider Pro, our Ribbon Adhesive (that we know you'll love!!) and our Adhesive Squares!!

So be sure to visit all week long and visit the May Arts blog all week for more chances to win!

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