Karen Hanson – Prima Ribbonista


My name is Karen Hanson, and I am a crafter from Calgary, Alberta (about 3 hours north of Montana along the beautiful Rocky Mountains).  First and foremost, I am a mom of two adorable little girls and wife to an equally cute (and creative,) hubby! I originally started my blogging about my crafty adventures as a way of keeping myself “honest” about creating!  I had received a Cricut as a Mother’s Day gift, and wanted to make sure that I actually used it.  I was hoping my online scrapping friends could help encourage me to “keep on crafting, just keep crafting!”  Things grew from there, as did my scrapping and crafting.  I now love creating everything from cards, to scrapbooking layouts to home decor projects, and even throw in a bit of sewing now and again.  I have been a huge fan of May Arts ribbon since I first discovered the product through a joint challenge with DCWV.  I cannot tell you how excited I am to share ideas, tips and tricks and even a few lessons I learn along the way as part of this great design team! 

Visit Karen on her blog

Some of Karen’s favorite projects are shown below:

Umbrella Door Decoration

Easy to Make Mini Tutu

Layout - Create Your Own Sunshine

Headband with Ribbon Flower

Decorated Cupcake Box


  1. Taunya Butler

    AMAZING projects – each one with a flair and a style unique to YOU!!!

  2. Michele (stuffbybelle)

    Karen my friend! I am so glad to be creating with you again!!

  3. Denise Bryant

    H, Karen! That cupcake holder is too cute! Looking forward to seeing lots more of your creations!

  4. Adrienne Peach

    Oh my gosh!! I want to do a princess party right now just to lift and use those treat cups!! LOVE THEM!!!!!!!! And my Missy-Roo is diggin’ that headband. TFS!

  5. Linda F

    Congratulations. Your creations are gorgeous.

  6. sherry butcher

    CONGRATULATIONS, great job. TFS.

  7. Janis in ID

    Those little treat cups are beyond adorable!!! What pretty projects!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  8. barb macaskill

    Love the umbrella project!

  9. Sandi

    very cute. love the layout

  10. Lucy E.

    Congrats to you Karen!
    I love your amazing projects!

  11. Judy B

    Awesome projects Karen! Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

  12. Patti S

    How cheerful your designs are…the umbrella filled with flowers make such a welcoming front door, the tutu favor cups I’m sure were a hit with your girls. Congrats on being chosen for the May Arts design team.

  13. Vicki

    I remember how much I liked your tulle treat boxes when you first made them. Such a cute idea. And so girly.

  14. Heather Thompson

    That umbrella is just marvelous, Very creative, welcome, I am excited to see more!!

  15. auntie em

    Your projects are all so pretty. Touches of ribbon on LOs, cards and crafty things make them a little bit more special and always prettier.
    Congrats on making this prestigious team and thank you for sharing you lovely ideas!

  16. Laura Turcotte

    YAY Karen! Congrats on making the team!!

  17. Carla Hundley

    Lovely work on your
    projects and welcome
    to the team!
    Carla from Utah

  18. Amy Cooley

    I love your fresh ideas! Congrats!

  19. by belle

    Congrats Karen! Looking forward to what you create!

  20. Linda Pekrul

    Hey…. what fun to have a “neighbour” on the team! ( I live out in Strathmore!) 🙂 I love all your projects Karen … especially the umbrella… that is such an AWESOME idea!! Congratulations on making the team. I’m looking forward to the projects you will be sharing with us!

  21. Melissa

    So many cute projects!

  22. marylouh

    So many cute projects. Love the “bumbershoot” (umbrella).

  23. Sharon Gullikson

    Aye, aye, aye, I love them all! The tutu treat cups are especially cute. But I’m going to go back and look at them again. They are all so sweet.

  24. Wendy L

    awesome projects

  25. Su K


  26. TracyM #6773

    LOVE your favourite projects, especially your blossom-filled brolly!!!
    Looking forward to an exciting year of creative ribbon projects!!!

  27. Shari C

    Great projects, especially love your layout!


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