May 1st is May Day.
Use something inspired by the May Pole -- can be ribbon, something twisted, rainbow colors, or just something very tall and skinny -- LOTS of options!
there are also a few photos of may poles over at the SOS blog to get you thinking. this is my favorite...
of course, on the card, that's not ribbon, it's tape! i don't know about you, but lately i tend to grab for washi or deco tape in situations that previously would have called for ribbon. don't get me wrong, i still LOVE ribbon; but in a situation where texture isn't terribly important, i find that tape is just sooooooooo much easier to work with. i mean heck, for one thing, it's got it's own adhesive built right in, which is really very helpful!
i tried to duplicate the color and exuberance of the ribbons on the pole by covering a panel of scrap cardstock with tape. to make sure that none of my selections would try to peel themselves off in future* i wrapped the ends of each tape around the back of the panel, and then i stitched the panel to my 6x6" card. i've got a diecut star raised on a layer of foam tape, and had planned to add a big "WOOHOO"** in black foam thickers, but despite trying a few fonts and a lot of different positionings, it just didn't look awesome; so i moved the sentiment inside the card, instead.
speaking of moving, i heartily recommend you hop over to SOS where there is loads more may day goodness to impress and inspire you! ciao, darlings!
*because let's face it, not ALL tapes are created equal, and some stick a whoooooole lot better than others, don't they?
**this is a high school graduation card for our nephew andrew, of whom we are very fond and very proud! ♥♥♥