Believe & Harmony Home Decor with May Arts Ribbon & Imagine Crafts

Authentique Paper is teaming up with May Arts Ribbon & Imagine Crafts over the next week to bring you tons of project inspiration using Authentique Paper combined withMay Arts Ribbon & Imagine Crafts products!

After you check out the projects here on the Authentique Paper blog, be sure to head on over to the May Arts RibbonImagine Crafts blogs to find out what the talented members of their Design Teams have in store for you today!

Shellye McDaniel

Shellye here with an altered wooden tree using the Believe Collection, some ink and textured spray from Imagine Crafts and ribbon and trim from May Arts!

I purchased the inexpensive tree at Hobby Lobby with a vision of covering the slats with Christmas patterned paper!  The sides of the tree are longer than a 12X12 paper, so I went with a strand of 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, which worked perfectly.  

 I cut the paper strips to a 1" width and distressed around the edges with some Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black.  Next, I blended the ink in with one of the Ink Blushers sponges by Imagine Crafts.  To the plaid strips I also added flecks of irRESISTible Colored Textured Spray (Bamboo Leaves).  I removed the spray applicator from the bottle and gently flecked the paint over the paper. It's hard to capture in a photo, but there is a nice, raised and shiny texture to this spray!

The sides of the tree were longer than 12" so I went with a 5/8" grosgrain ribbon in covering the sides.  First I attached a border of the new Adhesive Scallop Trim by May Arts with the grosgrain ribbon following on top of that.  To attach the ribbon, I used the Xyron 1.5" Sticker Maker to create an adhesive backing.
To the back of the tree I added some of the off-white mini pom pom trim.

 Instead of going with a large bow at the top of the tree, I added two layered boutique-style bows to the bottom sides of the tree.  I really love the Faux Canvas has the look of seam binding but holds its shape much better when making bows.

I used several die-cut shapes and some of the punch-outs from the Believe Collection for the focal point of the tree.  I distressed with the same Tuxedo Black ink around all of the edges and then layered on to the front with foam adhesive.

Authentique Paper- Believe Collection: "innocence" 12x12 paper; "tidings" 12x12 paper; "ideal" 12x12 paper; "components" 6x12 paper die cut; 6x6 "bundle"
May Arts Ribbon-  5/8" Faux Canvas Ribbon; 5/8" Dot Grosgrain Ribbon; Mini Pom Pom Trim; Scallop Adhesive Trim
Imagine Crafts- irRESISTible Colored Textured Spray Bamboo Leaves, Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black Ink, Ink Blushers Sponge Applicators

Hilary Kanwischer

Hey everyone, it's Hilary here today with a fun, quick project to brighten up your kitchen, using the fabulous papers from Authentique Paper's "Harmony" collection along with some black twill stripes 1 1/2" ribbon from May Arts.  I created this project, using the fun "Farmhouse Kitchen" collection from SVG Cuts, which made this so simple to put together.  I hope you enjoy!

To create this fun "Menu" board, I first purchased and downloaded the "Farmhouse Kitchen" collection from SVG Cuts.  If you have an electronic die cutter, such as a Sizzix Eclips2, or a Silhouette Cameo or Cricut, among many others, you can certainly create the stunning menu board above. 

It's the perfect size to hang, so I added wire ribbon for hanger and the pretty twill ribbon to accent it. 

To create, simply select your desired papers from the "Harmony" collection by Authentique Paper, then using your electronic die cutter, along with the SVG files from the "Menu Card" project, die cut your pieces, then assemble together.  I added heavyweight chipboard to the back of the wall hanging for added support, and loop wire around the top.  Tie ribbon into a bow and adhere to the center using hot glue.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope this menu board inspires you to create one for your kitchen.

Products Used:
Authentique Paper, "Harmony" Collection
Black Twill Stripes 1 1/2" ribbon from May Arts
Electronic Die Cutting machine, such as a Sizzix Eclips2
SVG Cuts Files, "Farmhouse Kitchen" collection "Menu Card" Project
Permanent tape adhesive such as Tombow, Power Bond
Wet Glue
hole punch

Be sure to check back every day this week for more project inspiration! We have an Authentique Prize Pack as well as prizes from May Arts Ribbon & Imagine Crafts to give away to a couple of our lucky commenters (please leave unique comments!) 

For another chance to win, make sure you follow us on Instagram @authentiquepaper 

Also, make sure you stop and visit us as well as our friends over at May Arts Ribbon & Imagine Crafts on facebook for prizes and lots of wonderful inspiration coming your way! 


  1. I love these! The tree would make a perfect Oct. bthdy gift for my mom...she loves getting new Christmas decorations! And the menu board would be perfect for my mother-in-laws new home! The papers and ribbons are wonderful. Great job, ladies!

  2. DELIGHTFUL tree Shellye - WOW - LOVE the pretty paper strips and the GORGEOUS polka dots, scallops & pom poms along the sides. LOVE your LUSCIOUS bows too!!!
    BEAUTIFUL & TASTY menu board Hilary - LOVE the pretty layers & colors!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and tutorials ladies :)

  3. Oh what great projects ... love them!!!

  4. Fabulous tree!! Love everything about it!

  5. WOW!!! Two fantastic projects, the tree is so creative and the menu board is totally darling. Great job ladies!!!!!


  6. Cute menu board and fabulous tree--love the bows and holly.

  7. Great Projects! Love the tree with the paper, ribbon and years of use ahead. Love the menu board too. TFS.

  8. Both creations are
    wonderful! I love the
    tree with all the
    pattern paper and
    ribbons on it.
    Carla from Utah

  9. How delightful!! LOVE the slatted tree and the Bacon & Eggs sign ROCKS!!!! AMAZING! TFS!

  10. Gorgeous projects!! Lots of fabulous details!!

  11. the Christmas tree is great. It's decorative and small-enough that it will fit anyplace. Love the menu board - a great treat to wake up to on Christmas day (or any day).
    thanks for having the hop. It's been fun.

  12. Fabulous projects! Love the creativity here!

  13. Beautiful projects! I love the patterned papers on the Christmas tree and the layering on the menu board. Thanks for the inspiration.

  14. Both of these projects are so unique! Love the plaid Christmas paper and the sentiment for the kitchen is adorable. Thanks for the great hop this week. I'm following on Instagram (@amymaddux)

  15. Love the projects. That tree is awesome.

  16. Awesome projects today! I really fell in love with the tree.... looks so fun to make!

  17. Adorable menu board and I love the tree with all that colorful ribbon!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  18. Shellye, love your ribbon Christmas tree!!! Gorgeous! And Hilary, your menu board is stunning! It turned out beautifully especially with all the fancy lettering and twill tape! Would love one too!

  19. Great projects! I love that Christmas tree with the trimmed edges! And the sign is so cute, I love those papers. Great job guys! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  20. The ribbon tree is so cool. I love the scallop trim. I'm gonna need some of that. It really sets it off. It would be pretty without it but with it, it is awesome.
    I love the menu board too. It is so pretty and now I need that paper. The colors are wonderful and I love the shape too.

  21. Both amazing projects! The ribbon Christmas tree is positively stunning!

  22. Wow, Very beautiful projects, I am not even close to being ready for Christmas and this gets me going.

  23. Wonderful creations. I love the way Shellye used the ribbon on her tree. Hilary's menu board is very sweet. love those papers.

  24. Great little projects today. The Christmas tree is wonderful and I love the menu board, makes me wish I had a machine that cuts the SVG files. Thanks for sharing.

  25. Love them both, that Christmas tree really Rocks, the Menu board is so sweet, thanks for the inspiration.

  26. Great projects and I would love to make a Christmas tree decoration like this. This would be great to give as a teacher's gift too!


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