May Arts Ribbon Resource!


You KNOW how much we love our May Arts ribbons here at Stampendous. They so often finish a card or project with just the gorgeous touch we need to make it POP!

Until now, May Arts has only been available through your local retailer, but they just can’t carry everything! (but if you’d like to find a local retailer, you can do so by CLICKING HERE)

But now there is

Ribbon Resource

You can buy May Arts ribbon online in easy to store, easy to use 5 yard bundles!

To introduce their new service, they’re giving away a ribbon rack! WOW!  CLICK HERE to be taken to the giveaway post so you can enter to win!

Just to inspire you, here are some of our most recent, favorite samples using great May Arts products. You can click on the picture below to be taken to the project page on our website.


Jamie Martin used the May Arts Black Webbed Weave Ribbon beautifully on our Pumpkin Cat.
Jamie Martin used the May Arts Black Webbed Weave Ribbon beautifully on our Pumpkin Cat.
Kristine Reynolds rocks a Mulit-Bead String on this Snowflake Sky Card!
Kristine Reynolds rocks a Multi-Bead String on this Snowflake Sky Card!
Asia King created this gorgeous card featuring Moss Silk Ribbon and our Classic Santa.
Asia King created this gorgeous card featuring Moss Silk Ribbon and our Classic Santa.


Remember – we aren’t giving away the ribbon rack, we’re just sharing to help our friends. Visit May Arts Ribbon Resource for the giveaway!


Stenciling with Stampendous and May Arts Ribbons




May Arts has a ribbon lady, owner and original ribbonista Bethney, who sources only the best in trendy, high quality ribbon and in every color and size possible. It would be a shock if we didn’t have just the right ribbon to add to our project, our creativity finds new ways to use ribbon on our projects and so we sometimes stamp and stencil on them!

At the beginning of the year we acquired the awesome Dreamweaver Stencils Company from our long time friends, Lynell and Wayne Harlow, and we are still so excited about the possibilities with these quality metal stencils and so many different ways to use them.

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It’s feasible to stencil embossing paste onto ribbon for a special sentiment banner (left and bottom right. credit: Pam Hornschu and Lynell Harlow respectively) or even sponge ink through a stencil to create coordinating ribbon (top right, credit: Pam Hornschu). We get excited thinking about different coloring and stenciling mediums to use stencils on our ribbons with diff coloring mediums that would work with this basic method. Today is our regular Dreamweaver Stencils feature day posting later on our blog, so it’s possible our designers projects will include  some stencil work that are sure to inspire.

Be sure to comment and tell us where you’re from, because our Australian Distributor The Stencil Specialists are sponsoring a prize for one friend “down under” to win a Stampendous Stamp, a Dreamweaver Stencil and a surprise goodie from their terrific stock of Stampendous merchandise!

There are Stampendous prize packages up for grabs, too. THREE US commenters  will receive a prize of their choice in any one roll of ribbon from May Arts and a $20 reward card. Tell us what state you live in when you comment. Stampendous Official Rules.

Be sure to stop by the May Arts blog each day, because they are having a prize also! How’s that for an amazing week of prizes!

Let’s get started on our hop today with these fabulous designers and their ribbon fun projects!

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Laura Drahozal

Louise Healy

Pam Hornschu

Alison Heikkila

Tenia Nelson

Lea Kimmel

Lyn Bernatovich

May Arts Blog

It’s May Arts Time Again!!

Always one of our most popular blog collaborations is when we play with our friends at May Arts Ribbon! Can there be anyone who doesn’t love those luscious rolls of ribbony goodness? Nope! We didn’t think so! Here comes a week of ribbon fun!

The Ribbon Lady at May Arts made us a beautiful logo for our hop. And thanks to modern technology, I have no way to get to it today, but I know you’ll see it when you visit them, and tomorrow we’ll have it up and running. Of course, in this hop there will be Prizes!! We’ll be offering three prize packages of a brand new, Jumbo Cling Stampendous Flower Stamp Set, A Jumbo Perfectly Clear Handle, AND YOUR CHOICE of one spool of any May Arts Ribbon!! Wow!

How to win…  Comment on our blog here, the May Arts Blog, and the blogs of each designer playing each day. Every comment is a chance to win! Be sure that you’re also a fan of our Facebook Page and the May Arts Facebook Page as well!  Here’s who is playing today:

Kristine Reynolds

May Arts and Stampendous – It’s Finally Friday!

We’ve had so much fun this week showcasing May Arts ribbon together with our newest releases from our January Catalog.  We want to bring you a truly spectacular piece today from our Design Team member Melinda Gleissner! This is one of the most stunning cards we’ve seen in a while, and we hope you’ll share this on your Facebook pages and on Pinterest, and just wherever you share! You can find more of Melinda’s beautiful work here.

Corset Lady by Melinda Gleissner

Here’s some more detail of the gorgeous TEXTURE Melinda has achieved on this card – which just happens to be our February Saturday Challenge Theme and this terrific stamp set, Corset Ladies Perfectly Clear Stamps,  just happens to be the prize this month!

This project uses May Arts Sheer Looped Trim around the center circle. Complimented with some tulle for the dress and near the embellishment.

Some Champagne Crushed Glass Glitter adds to the texture and the look. Add die cutting and some beads and baubles and WOW. This card is fantastic!

We’ve had so much fun playing with May Arts this week. Be sure to comment here and on our Facebook pages then visit May Arts Blog and Facebook pages and comment there for maximum chances to win prize packages! We’ll be drawing NEXT MONDAY randomly from all comments to win 3 prize packages of stamps and ribbon! Good Luck!

While you’re at it…please “like” us on Facebook and sign up to follow our blog and keep up with all our amazing designers and their work!

More May Arts for You!

Stampendous and May Arts indeed make a fantastic team, and our blog week continues with some exciting samples made by our in-house Sample Artist Debi Hammons and our Art Director Lisa Hindsley. Remember to check out our Design Team members with samples as well. Their links are all in the left sidebar!

DaVinci Horse by Debi Hammons

This fantastic and kind of masculine card by Debi Hammons features our new images V253 DaVinci Horse and R138 Calligraphy Sampler. Debi stamped both in Vintage Sepia VersaFine ink on Kraft cardstock and added touches of white colored pencil to make both images pop. A little brown chalk on the horse and a wrapping with MayArts Twisted Burlap complete the look.

By the Sea by Lisa Hindsley

Lisa Hindsley’s terrific scrapbook page featuring our friends the Jochums uses our new W068 By the Sea image together with our L252 Spiral Shell and our Aged Ivory and Aged Black Embossing Enamels. Lisa also used a little brown chalk and touches of white colored pencil to make the stamped images pop. This simple coloring technique works so well when  you’re pressed for time. She added some May Arts Black Mesh tied off with the same Twisted Burlap to complete that salty sea look.

Be sure to comment this week to win May Arts/Stampendous blog packages. And visit the May Arts Blog for more chances to win! They’re featuring a fantastic sample by our BlogStar Jennifer Ingle (Jingle) today!

Subscriber Winners!

Welcome to our new subscribers, and loads of thanks to our loyal fans. I was pleased when the selector chose a variety of folks who are new to our blog, old fans, wordpress subscribers, and email subscribers. The following people have won a Jumbo Cling Stamp and a Jumbo Clear Handle plus an assortment of May Arts ribbon. Congratulations to:





Please contact me at with your mailing address and I’ll get your cool prizes out in the mail right away!

Thanks again, everyone, for subscribing, and welcome to our newest members!

And we have WINNERS!

We want to thank all of you who joined us for our fun partnership with May Arts last week. If you’re not on their email list, be sure to check out their new arrivals announced today. If you can resist any of this ribbon, you’re just not human.

What’s the best way to get the newest products being released this week? ASK your local retailer when they’re getting the new May Arts and Stampendous products. They don’t know you want them unless you ask! There are so many products out there now, your store owners don’t know what to get… ask for our newest items when you see them here!

A quick reminder that when you order on the Stampendous website your order is filled by a local stamping or scrapbooking store! Our Shopatron site collects all the orders and allows the closest small retailer who has your merchandise to ship it to you! An order on our website supports your local, independently owned retailers! Are you a retailer who would like to fill orders? Contact us at and we’ll get you started.

So… The Winners -(drawn by

Mon – Fri – Comment on our Blog – (114 comments – #28 is the winner) Eniko

Wed – Comment on our Facebook Page – (14 comments (really?!) #3 was the winner) Donna Sellers

Fri – Tweet your favorite project on Twitter – (1 Tweet – we have GOT to get you people more tech savvy! )- The winner is CraftyCarol1 (which is actually great, cuz Carol B is really active on our blog and Facebook pages and we’re thrilled to see her win!) Keep tweetin’, Carol..that’s paying off for you right there!

Congratulations to the winners!! Contact us at with your name and address, and we’ll get your prize packages of stamps and ribbon right out to you!

Again, thanks for joining us, and, as always, Thanks for choosing Stampendous products.  Stay tuned tomorrow when we’ll return with our new BlogStars and their terrific creations!  May Arts has posted a final project for our collaboration – be sure to check it out here!!

May Arts Week – Grand Finale

Wow, we’ve had some fun here combining our stamps with May Arts ribbon to create some incredible projects. Our amazing Design Team really stepped up to do us proud. Thanks to everyone who visited, commented, and subscribed to our blog. We love sharing our art with you.

We have 3 prizes this week, and they have 3 over at May Arts’ Blog as well.

1. Comment on our blog all week. We’ll draw one winner on Monday.

2. Wednesday was Facebook day. We tracked the comments on our Facebook page Wednesday, we’ll draw a winner on Monday. We hope you’re liking us on Facebook!

3. Friday is Twitter Day! Tweet and tell us what your favorite card of the week has been. Be sure to put #Stampendous and #MayArts in your Tweet. (the # lets us find your post). We’ll draw from Friday’s tweets for our third prize package. Hopefully, you’re all following us on Twitter. We’ll announce all winners on Monday.

We’ve got some inspiration for you today. First Jennifer Dove features our new SSC1120 Damask Chair Perfectly Clear Stamps on a beautiful easel card using May Arts Two Toned Textured Wired Ribbon. I’m going to admit that this is my absolute FAVORITE of the ribbons they shared with us. I mean it just pulls the card together in an incredible way, don’t you think?

SSC1120 Damask Chair by Jennifer Dove

Our next gorgeous offering comes to us from Design Team member Wendy Price who used our SSC1067 Holiday Home Perfectly Clear Stamps, our adorable MINI Pail, and some May Arts Sheer Line Edge ribbon to make a sweet winter scene. The bottom of the pail is filled with our super chunky Shaved Ice glitter. This is one of our new Fran•táge Essentials available from your local retailer and soon on our website.

Mini Winter Scene by Wendy Price

Another great project using this same ribbon comes to us from Design Team Member Taylor Usry. She’s added just a touch of this darling ribbon to our CRS5016 Cling Jumbo Pine Drift stamp for the perfect accent. This Jumbo Christmas tree will be available on our website next week, but your local store may already have it!

Jumbo Pine Drift by Taylor Usry

Our Design Team member Cyndi Bundy used this same ribbon in a charming bow on this scrapbook page of her daughter and bff.

Snowbody Like You by Cyndi Bundy

This page uses our AC1018VT Velvet Forest Stackable Christmas Tree Class A’Peel Stickers – now available in white velvet for snowy trees, our AC1001VW Velvet White Jumbo Snowflake Class A’Peel Stickers, our AC653VR Velvet Red Ric Rac Class A’Peel Stickers, and our brand new R126 Snowbody Frame snowman stamp. The red “tree ornaments” on both Cyndi and Taylor’s trees are made with our AC672HSR Holograph Red Dot Sparklers Class A’Peel Stickers.

Finally, a real treat for you, our own Lisa Hindsley gathered some of May Arts’ BC19 Solid/Two Tone ribbon into a layer for this fabulous, pleated tree ornament she made. This project features our Q155 Scrolled Seasons greeting stamp, our Aged Gold Embossing Powder, and our CRS5013 Merry and Magical Jumbo swirl on some gorgeous Graphic 45 paper. You’ll see our Champagne Crushed Glass Glitter around the outside edges, applied with liquid glue. All of these fabulous products are being released at CHA next week, and will be available shortly on our website and in your local stamp store.

Tree Ornament by Lisa Hindsley

We sure hope you’ve enjoyed our little romp with the folks from May Arts. It’s been so fun for us, and we hope for their design team as well. Please be sure to leave us some love, and good luck in the prizes. Wander back our way on Monday to see if you’ve won one of our prize packages of May Arts ribbon and Stampendous Stamps!

We Heart May Arts! – Ribbon + Stamps = Love

Join us all week here on our Stampendous Impressions Blog, our Facebook page, and our Twitter feed for great inspiration using May Arts Ribbon and fabulous Stampendous’ newest images. Our Design Team is teaming up with May Arts’ Design Team to show how two incredible products can make your cards and projects look great. And there are prizes!

First, a terrific card idea from our own Debi Hammons. She used our CRS5003 Jumbo Cling Thank You Set and our exquisite embossing powders in Wild Plum, Lettuce, and Periwinkle. (all of these products are available at your local Michael’s Stores, in local stamp stores,  or on our website.) She added this whimsical May Arts plaid ribbon (ABB15 Check/Stitch) in just the right colors for the perfect finishing touch!

Check out Stampendous Design Team Blogs all week! Today go have a look at Cyndi Bundy’s blog and see how she’s showcased May Arts ribbon with Stampendous stamps! Then scoot along to Taylor Usry’s Blog and Pam Hornschu’s Blog. You’ll love how they’ve all combined ribbon and stamps for a look you’ll love.

Wanna know what the prizes are?

Stampendous and May Arts will each give away 3 prize packages (6 packages in all) of stamps and ribbon-

Comment on BOTH of our blogs all week – Stampendous Impressions BlogMay Arts Blog – we’ll each draw a winner on Friday for a prize package

Wednesday – Comment on BOTH of our Facebook pages – one lucky commenter will win a prize package from each Facebook page. – StampendousMay Arts  (be sure you “like” us both)

Monday, July 18th – Post on Twitter which sample from the week was your favorite. Be sure to include #Stampendous #May Arts in your Tweet. (the hash tag lets us find your post). We’ll each give a prize package to one tweet that mentions us both! (be sure you “follow” us)

Get ready for some ribbony fun!! Can’t wait to see how you love what we’ve done!

Tricks and Treats Tote

This week’s Sketch Challenge is to make a creative gift item using Stampendous products. Here are a few more great handmade present ideas created by our Design Team. Use them as inspiration or make them to treat your loved ones this holiday season! And don’t forget to submit your Sketch Challenge gifts by tomorrow at noon PST for your chance to win Stampendous goodies.

Tricks and Treats Tote

(You can find the take-out box template PDF here)

Trick-or-Treat Kiddy Pail

Kitty Treat Bag