How to Search: Ribbon by Width

May Arts offers great search features while browsing or shopping for ribbon on their site. Did you know you could filter your search by material, best sellers or even width to name a few?

I made use of the “Search by Width” button while selecting a trio of ribbons to layer for some clean and simple, yet striking cards.

Here are a few tips for selecting and layering ribbon:

• Allow 1/8” to ¼” between each ribbon layer, so that each ribbon is visible.

• Select three styles in different widths and textures, and be sure that two of the ribbons share one similar characteristic.

• Attach your ribbons together with either a staple that can be hidden from view in the final design, or adhesive like tape or glue. Use glue sparingly, as often times it can change the color of the ribbon slightly or cause a ripple effect.

• Burn the edges of the ribbon carefully with a lighter to prevent fraying.


This card features:

1.5” Grograin Stripes in Pink (RG17)

5/8” Black Twill (FN10)

¼” Solid Check in Pink (KBB17)


This card features:

1.5” Solid/Satin Center Band in Gold (KY08)

5/8” Black Twill (FN10)

3/8” Grograin Ivory Strips in Black (RG10)


The possibilities of layering ribbon by width are endless; I hope you’ll try out your own version soon!

Blog post by: Karen Baker

  1. Jen W.

    Karen, these cards are gorgeous!  I love the effect of the layered ribbons – it makes them look so sumptuous!  

  2. Helen Lebrett

    Love how you added several layers of ribbon:  what a GREAT idea!!  I'm going to Pin this one!!  Thanks 🙂

  3. Indy

    Loving it!

  4. Debbie C.

    Great the layered ribbon look.

  5. jen shears

    You are such a genius! Those layered ribbons really make these cards WOW! 🙂

  6. mel mccarthy

    Wow! These are such gorgeous cards. I would've never thought to use wide ribbon like that (or even layered ribbon) and it looks just perfect! Off to stare at my ribbons in a new light. Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. barb murphy


  8. Lynn

    Beautiful Karen!  What a great blend of whimsical with classic!

  9. Jocelyn Olson

    Great cards! Thanks for the tips on layering…I love how you layered the ribbons. Also, thanks for the tips on searching. I didn't realize there were filtering tools, but that will definitely come in handy!

  10. Monika/buzsy

    Very pretty Karen. Love how you used the gorgeous ribbons. :o)

  11. AliceW.

    love how you layered the ribbons. this would be a wonderful way to use up some scraps, too. thanks for sharing, Karen! 

  12. Amanda Coleman

    Cute cards!  I love the use of wide ribbon.  Great ideas!

  13. Jen R

    Awesome, Karen!

  14. Jingle

    Awesome cards, Karen…and yes, I'm with you on spending LOTS of time utilizing the various search options!

  15. Janice

    Karen your cards are amazing!  I agree with Charlene — good way to use those "little" pieces you just can't seem to part with!

  16. Charlene

    This would be a wonderful way to use up ribbon ends, Karen! 

  17. Kristie Maynard

    Great job with these cards.  I love the way you have used the ribbon.

  18. Annette A.

    beautiful cards…Karne always is so amazing…

  19. DeeDee Catron

    Holy WOWza! Striking cards is hitting the nail on the head. these are stunning.. anyone would be lucky to get one of these babies 🙂

  20. Christine Dring

    Very pretty cards! Thanks for the tutorial!

  21. Ryann Salamon

    I love the layered look of your ribbon tabs!  Adorable!!

  22. Marlena M

    Karen, this is a great idea! I will have to try this. I love the way your cards turned out-with the ribbon as the feature. 😉


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