Birthday Bash: May Arts Challenge!

An image found by Teresa and posted on FB. LOL!
For those who don't know May Arts, you are in for a TREAT!

May Artts has the most deLISHious ribbon ever! Check out their blog and you can see all kinds of projects made with ribbon. Sandy met them at their booth at CHA in Chicago this summer - this photo shows just a taste of the beautiful ribbon they have to offer:

May Arts is so excited to help out in supporting our heroes - look for them in our upcoming hops! For this Birthday Bash challenge, they sent in 5 spools of gorgeous ribbon:
  • Sheer rosettes
  • Plaid antique gold ribbon
  • Woven jumbo check ribbon, black/cream
  • Black suede string
  • Striped grosgrain, brown/red/cream

Isn't this just yummy! I divvied it into FIVE prizes so five lucky winners get to play with some of this beautiful ribbon! Read on to find out how you can qualify to win this fantastic prize! THANK YOU, MAY ARTS!

The Challenge: Tie Christmas up in a bow
Make a beautiful Christmas cards for our heroes to write home on - OR an AnyHero Christmas card, and make sure you have ribbon on it! You might want to check out the Fork Bow tutorial for this - it makes great flat ribbons for our cards so they go through the mail well!

You have one week to get your card made, posted, and linked up at the end of this post; we'll announce the winners Monday the 26th. The first 4 bags of ribbon go to 4 randomly selected cardmakers who link up a card. See the second-chance below to find out about that 5th bag!

A few sample cards to get you started - all made with May Arts ribbon:

Second chance to win:
Leave a comment on this blog post - and tell us what YOU want to tie up in a bow for someone this Christmas! We'll pick from commenters to win the 5th bag of ribbon!

PS your reward for reading this far: another prize.

Jen M  – (September 19, 2011 at 4:47 AM)  

Wowzers... This is some gorgeous ribbon! Thanks, may arts! For Christmas I'd like to wrap up a new fishing pole for my dh and my youngest's first fishing pole. She'll be 2.5 next summer and she loves sitting on the dock and just holding her sister's pole.

Unknown  – (September 19, 2011 at 5:02 AM)  

Love that red/green combo ribbon! I would like to tie up a gift for my son and DIL that has eluded the whole family tree for at least two years now. It is a personalized washers game (name routed in the side of the case) that is just like one her godmother has had for years.

Nancy M  – (September 19, 2011 at 7:26 AM)  

WHOA!! That is beautiful ribbon!! Gonna be checking out their selections!! I'd like to tie a ribbon on a gift card this Christmas for someone I know who is in need and will get nothing for the holiday.

Bunnyfreak  – (September 19, 2011 at 9:27 AM)  

I want to tie up Star Wars Lego Clone Wars for my hubby this Christmas.

Ann  – (September 19, 2011 at 10:19 AM)  

Beautiful cards Sandy! Beautiful ribbon. Thank you May Arts! I would like to wrap a red Radio Flyer wagon in ribbon for my daughter so she can pull my 2 adorable little grandsons around in it.

Jan Hunter  – (September 19, 2011 at 10:28 AM)  

Beautiful Cards, great ideas, beautiful ribbons! I love ribbons for all kinds of things, but I think for this Season of Thanks, I'd love to weave a ribbon through a hat for my granddaughter who is having surgery this next week - for a brain tumor.

CARO  – (September 19, 2011 at 12:24 PM)  

Have not heard of this company but love love this ribbon and your card. I'd like to tie up enough ribbbon so that every hero has enough OWH cards to send home to friends and family ...

TERESA D. - CUSTOM MADE SCRAPBOOK PAGES  – (September 19, 2011 at 2:56 PM)  

I too am going to have to check this company out. I just love ribbons.

I tie up a time together with my family. With all of us working crazy schedules and living in different cities and states time together can be hard to come by.

Kathryn  – (September 19, 2011 at 3:14 PM)  

That kitty is too funny! I love the vintage look of the Santa card. I never manage to make cards in that style, but I appreciate when others make them. For the holidays, I would love to tie up some relaxed down time for my relatives, even if that would be difficult to tie up with ribbons!

Anonymous –   – (September 19, 2011 at 5:20 PM)  

The ribbon is the icing on the cake. (the best part) Love the cards.

Carol L  – (September 19, 2011 at 6:10 PM)  

I always tie up home-made goodies from my kitchen for my friends and neighbors, and I always put some pretty ribbon on each package! Gorgeous cards, WOW!! I love both ribbons on these cards! And that kitty image is hysterical! LOL

Barbara  – (September 19, 2011 at 8:50 PM)  

I am loving this ribbon!! I guess it just about right to start Christmas cards:)

Rufus  – (September 19, 2011 at 9:12 PM)  

Love that 2 sided red/green ribbon! Thanks so much May Arts for sponsoring this!! What do I want to wrap up...well I've wrapped up a bunch of Christmas cards for OWH and intend to do some more. Personally...I want to do something really special for my Mom, just not sure what yet!

Paper Therapy Ponderings  – (September 20, 2011 at 6:48 AM)  

I would love to tie up in the most beautiful masculine ribbon "remission from cancer" for my son in law for Christmas.

Barb Housner

Susan  – (September 20, 2011 at 9:43 AM)  

Love that cat!!! too true and funny :)

It is my plan to tie a big bow around a fold up puzzle table (from the puzzle company-Bits n pieces) for my hubby Ron!! I'd also love to tie a bow around a cure for MS for my niece Jennifer, and a cure for EB for my Grand niece Daisy, and DM for hubby (though too late for him) and others. I'd really like to tie a bow around all our troops in the middle east and bring them home. I'd be beside myself to be able to tie a bow around a new-not-falling-apart house for hubs and I (big enough for Mom to move in with us). Can you tie a bow around an AHA moment? One of My kids needs one for growing up, one of my kids needs one for stopping the blame game, and both my siblings need one for getting over themselves and realizing life is too short for trivial BS!
LOL That felt good!!

Dolores  – (September 20, 2011 at 3:58 PM)  

Many thanks to May Arts for sponsoring this challenge. Their ribbons are just luscious and will make some gorgeous cards and gifts.

NanaConnie  – (September 20, 2011 at 4:36 PM)  

Had to go visit the May Arts blog and leave them some love when I found out they supply my favorite Christmas ribbon of all time! Don't know if I'll have time to get a card done for today's challenge (sob, sniff), since the work world seems to have me at its mercy. But I'm excited to find that particular ribbon again.

Lynn  – (September 21, 2011 at 4:11 PM)  

Such beautiful cards! Wow! I would tie up with a bow..... good health and remission from breast cancer for both my little sister and for my niece.

Missy  – (September 21, 2011 at 9:58 PM)  

I can't believe I forgot to include my link :(

I would tie myself up with a ribbon and take myself home for Christmas to mom's.

Paper Therapy Ponderings  – (September 22, 2011 at 3:47 PM)  

I would tie up in a big beautiful masculinebow good health and remission from cancer for my son in law.

Barb Housner

Dawn C.  – (September 23, 2011 at 11:49 AM)  

I would use the ribbon to tie a bow on gifts for my niece, my new godchild and my new grandchild!! My niece is going to be 2 this year, but we were asked to be godparents and learned we were going to be grandparents all in the same week!! So we have plenty of spoiling to do!!

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