Tuesday, November 9, 2010

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 excited. And Julia, your placecards are so 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.

Love all of the cute projects.

Congrats to everyone! Please email your contact into to 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 to place your order!! 


  1. The t-shirt and the travel book are both wonderful projects! Thanks to the designers for sharing! I voted for the Perma Tac but I would love to win a few new cartridges to try out!
    Thanks Glue Arts and May Arts for the chance to win the prizes. Glue Arts and May Arts is definitely a winning combination!

  2. I only counted 4 winners....did I miss 1? Congrats to all of you. I love both projects, very nice gifts indeed. Thank you for a chance to win a glue glider pro and some beautiful ribbon.

  3. Just love that journal! So pretty. What a clever way to salvage a child's shirt!

    Thank you for a chance to win.

  4. I LOVE the tee shirt idea. This could save lots of stained clothes for my grandkids. lol

  5. Love the shirt. So cute. And the journal is gorgeous!!!!!

  6. Fabulous projects. Thanks for sharing.

  7. may arts ribbons are great. i've been using thier ribbon for years.
    i'm looking to purchase one of your glue glider pro guns.
    stamping sue

  8. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  9. Great TShirt. So cute with the ribbon. Thanks for a chance to win.

  10. What a great save on the shirt! Turned out great! And the jounal is beautiful. I am sure Lesley's mom will love it!

  11. What a great idea with that shirt...with 3 kids, I'm always battling stains and losing. Nice to see a new way to hide them and not have to toss the shirt/rule it "play clothes only"! Thanks for a chance to win.

  12. First...The t-shirt looks great...the ribbon doesn't look "added" on...that's awesome. Second, woohoo...thanks for the great prize. I can't wait to try some of the cartridges and the twine. Thanks GlueArts!

  13. What fab projects. Thanks for the wonderful giveaways. Margaret K.

  14. the travel journal is so lovely with the green flower ribbon add-on to it!!

  15. congrats to the winners! Love the tee shirt.

  16. Wow! Both projects are amazing! What beautiful results with the t-shirt and the journal... WOW! You have some amazing designers!!!

    Congrats to the winners :)

  17. Great project ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  18. Kristen, your daughhter is SO sweet and a wonderful & beautiful model, it is a fantastic idea and turned out awesome!

  19. What a great idea to cover up stains on Tees! Somehow my favorite shirts are the ones that attract bleach - now I know how to fix them!

  20. What a great gift idea!!! Thanks so much for all the great ideas!!!

  21. So stinkin' smart to use May Arts ribbon to cover up stained yet wearable shirts. That is why I love this blog!!!

  22. Great ideas and I agree with what Kelly said - I love that Kristen shared that she had a stain on the shirt and that's why it got re-purposed! Art isn't always clean, but in this case it sure cleaned up!

    AND WOW! I am SO excited that I won as one of the 5! Thank you SO much for such a great giveaway!

  23. awesome awesome projects!! I had no idea Glue Arts had a Fabric Bond runner, I have to try this!!

  24. Cute idea! Thanks for the chance to win!

  25. what a great idea to salvage the shirt & the little girl is just a natural model :0)
    Love that journal, the ribbon roses are gorgeous!

    Congrats to lucky winners too!

  26. Great projects and congrats to the winners. I'd love to try the Glue Glider Pro, it looks awesome. May Arts ribbons are simply wonderful. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  27. Congrats to the winners---maybe I will win today!

  28. Love that ribbon tee! As usual, all of the DT projects are gorgeous!

  29. love the projects. I love how glue arts products make project so simple and mess-free :)

    Would love to win some and play with them.

  30. Love the T-shirt and journal projects! I'll have to check out the Glue Arts Fabric Bond... perfect for the May Arts ribbons!

  31. Fab idea, I am always ruining my T-Shirts, could do with cover up ideas, and glue is so much easier than stitching.

    Cazzy x

  32. Great projects! So amazing all the wonderful things you can do with Glue Arts!

    Carol B

  33. Congratulations to the winners!Fantastic projects. Great idea to save t-shirts! Thanks for sharing.

  34. Love the t-shirt! Would love to get some May Riboons!

  35. That journal is very nice. Hopefully it will get used like you said with great stories of Europe travels.

  36. Cute t-shirt & that card is to die for.

  37. Great projects! Love that shirt!

  38. I absolutely LOVE the t-shirt idea!!! Who woulda thunk???? I guess I'm really gonna have to get me a Pro-Glider---I HATE sewing:)

  39. Loved the journal and the Ribbon rose is a big favorite!! Way to go Glue Arts!!! and May Arts, as I say, great products get great creations!!!

  40. wow..who knew all rock the adhesive!! A+++

  41. love the tee and that beautiful journal!!!

  42. That T-shirt is just darling...what a way to salvage a piece of clothing!! The card and journal are beautiful works of art and heart. Agreed...MA and GA are a perfect pairing.

  43. love the tshirt and the travel journal.

  44. Congrats to all the winners! Love the rosettes, too. :D

  45. An awesome giveaway! Im loving this pairing with May Arts!

  46. Yay Glue Arts! I've been crafting like crazy with the holidays coming up and I can't get enough Glue Squares. :) They rock!

  47. the journal! And what little girl wouldn't love that tee?! Glad to hear perma tac won!! I still need a glue glider pro! I have the max, and love the adhesive, but need the smaller pro!!:)

  48. Oooh I love both the t-shirt and the journal. My god daughter will be wanting the t-shirt when I show her, she loves to decorate her clothes. Thank you so much ladies for all the inspiration you give.
    Kim xXx

  49. I love to give journals for gifts andneeded some new ideas. thanks

  50. OMG! Those flowers are to die for!! So cute!!!!

  51. Wow! This week's company seems like a match made in (Our lucky) heaven!!! Am loving all the ideas!! You are inspiring me to think about all the beautiful ribbons I have never used before!!

  52. What a great tee idea--LOVE it! Great ideas and projects!