Hi Roadies! Stacy here today on the MR blog with a constructed clock piece for the home.
By chance, I happened to be in Ikea a while back, and I chanced upon a clock which costs me around USD1. I was wondering if I could alter it. After bringing it back home, I found the inspiration to dismantle it instead!
Using Maya Road Chipboard Book - dress form, I took out the piece with the bottom stand for this project. This time round, I decided to use napkin decoupage for a softer look.
A maya road mask (I must have used this many times over for other projects and I adore this mask very much!) - Soar Butterfly Mask - was added to create the wings for my dress form. This mask is repainted with gold and sealed with a paint sealant.
I then made a hole in the center of the dress form to encase the clock in the center.
Hey there, Roadies! Jess here today with an easy project with endless possibilities. Embroidery hoops are inexpensive and can be found in any arts and crafts store but offer a simple way to display smaller "canvases".
For mine today I went for a soft look and lots of Maya flowers!
Fit your muslin or fabric to the hoop and trim to about 1/2" around the back. Do not fasten the fabric until you have added any sewing you'd like to the fabric.
I wanted to keep the soft fabric feel to this hoop so instead of printing the photo on paper and adhering it I decided to print directly onto a piece of muslin. It's really quite easy!
1. Cut a piece of light colored fabric about the size of the cardstock you want to use. I did an entire letter size sheet at a time and save what I don't use for other projects. Iron your fabric.
2. Use spray adhesive on the cardstock and cover the entire sheet.
3. Carefully lay the fabric on top of the tacky side of the paper and press out all bubbles and wrinkles until it is a smooth sheet. Trim the edges if any overlaps.
4. Run the fabric sheet through your printer as you would any photo. Choose the setting for standard paper rather than photo paper.
Peel the cardstock off the fabric and there you have it. I sewed a rough border around the edge and frayed it a bit before adhering it on the main circle. This is also when I added the rectangle from the Maya Road canvas album for a patchwork look and sewed messy circles around the outer edge. I tucked a small scrap of burlap trim to the edge of the photo and added a couple of stick pins as well.
At this point you can position your fabric in the hoop and stretch it so it lays flat. I encircled the outside of the hoop with the fabulous fog vintage lace tape... perfect! I also added a circle of cardstock to the back of the hoop for stability and to make it more opaque.
At this point you can just go crazy with embellishment! I added "weight" to the bottom of the hoop with a swathe of flowers in various sizes. I chose gray and pink for my color scheme to match my daughter's room.
I also added a small cluster of chipboard hearts to the top after painting them and sanding the edges.
I've upcycled a gift box as the storage, I can write or stamp a message and give a good protected storage for the necklace. Simply use the Saltwater Taffy Fabric Tape adhere across the box cover, together with the Manila Shipping Tag, your friend can then open the box easily.
I used a pin to secure the necklace inside the box.
Hi Roadies! It's Jocelyn on the blog today with a non-traditional mini album.
A few months ago, Caroline sent me a Wood ATC Box. There were so many possibilities for this box! I thought about using it for storing life cards, organizing embellishments, or using the bottom as a drawer for a countdown calendar. Instead, I settled on using the bottom of the box as a drawer mini album.
I started by painting the box and adding a strip of October Afternoon Summertime patterned paper. The album consisted of pictures from last summer, so I kept the colors light and cheerful. I added a Felt Rose, a painted wooden cloud, and a loop of Pink Lemonade twine to finish the box.
The album included a mix of tags, envelopes, a glassine bag, homemade cards, and a few loose pictures--basically, anything that would fit into the box.
Here are most of the tags and cards:
....And here are a few close-ups:
I gilded the Smile Camera Charm--isn't it cute? I also added the Mini Pom Pom trim and Leaf Gingham Fabric Tape on this tag.
I'm addicted to these Sparkle Sequin bows! I want to put them on everything. I also layered the photo over the Doily Transparency--they're perfect for layering under photos.
I inked the Mini Scalloped chipboard and layered the airplane Travel Token to pair with my Maine harbor photo.
I journaled on the bag of this popsicle tag. The Wooden Tag is painted, and I layered the Tu-Tu Tulle flower over it.
For this tag, I painted the Antique Ornate Frame and layered the Felt Flower over it.
On this summer tag, I was inspired by the strawberries patterned paper. I painted the Mini Chipboard Button and gilded the cute Camera Clip.
Lastly, I had to have a tag with the Oh Deer resin deer. I also used the Vintage Pearl Flower and Doily Transparency.
Here is a picture of the whole box:
Fun, isn't it? I could see this project being modified for a gratitude journal or holiday countdown, too.
One of my favorite things to do with paper is to layer it. By layering lots of textures, colors and prints together it always creates a unique and interesting design. It shouldn't be much of a surprise then that I also love layering embellishments. If one is good, then two or three must be great!
I have a few cards to share with you today that layer embellishments. Maya Road makes that super easy with their vast array of stunning embellishments. Just when I think they can't get any better, they come out with something new. These cards feature some of the latest Maya Road releases all mixed up with some of the classics. It just goes to show you how well it all mixes and matches and gives you that wonderful, unique Maya Road look.
As with layering paper, layering embellishments is an easy technique. Actually I'm not even sure you can call it a technique. I like to combine different colors and textures together to add a lot of visual interest to a design.
By using a larger embellishment on the bottom and then working up, it clusters the embellishments together. There's nothing worse than "embellishment sneeze" which has random dots of embellishments all over the place. Arrange your product together to get a visual feel of the design before adhering it all together.
Speaking of adhesives, the best one I use for adhering a lot of dimensional embellishments is the simple hot glue gun. It easily bonds metal, wood, fabric, trim etc. together and will hold up for a long long time. The newer low temp hot glue guns are much easier on the fingers and work just as well. Make sure you are sure of placement before you apply it as this glue is not going anywhere once it's there.
When putting together embellishments, it may seem like a random mix of color and items but often I draw inspiration and a color scheme from the patterned paper on the project. In this card I've pulled the colors - pink, red, green and cream from the paper layers. It was also the inspiration for the style as the paper made me think of a vintage country style.
So there you have it...lots of lovely layers and embellishments. Have fun making your own custom accents by combining lots of wonderful product into a fabulous focal point.
Hey Roadies! I hope your summer is going fabulously. It's Katrina from Paper, Scissors and Glue here today on the blog to share a fun and funky summer themed layout with you. And this layout features some of the fun cut files, that's right, CUT FILES from Maya Road!
If you didn't know already, Maya Road has a blog for mini album and card kits that they sell also! Well, sometimes the kits come with digital cut files and the files are on that blog. You can find the blog and the link to the digital cut files I used HERE. PLUS, if you join the Maya Road Kit Chat Group on Facebook, you can find out all the info and when the kits go on sale first! I used the ticket cut file and the "let's go" card file on my layout from the Life's Journey kit.
Ok, enough about fun and free cut files! Let's get down to the details of my layout. I used a bunch of different fun stuff on my layout. First up is the Snapshot Wood Token, which I placed in the middle of the cut file ticket.
I had some fun with the Scallop Frames, Vintage Butterfly Pins, and Paper Leaves. I embossed the outside of the scallop frame with yellow embossing powder. I actually did it twice to get a deep color. I covered the inside piece with a section of the pattern paper collection I was using. I tucked a couple of the paper leaves (medium) behind the frame, along with the kraft butterfly pin. I opted to leave the butterfly the kraft color, but you could have so much fun with these!
I continued the kraft theme with a decorative kraft journaling tag above my photo. I attached a GeoTag Love clip with a stapler to the tag also. The stapler is a great way to attach the clips to your projects!
Well, that's all for me today. Enjoy your summer, make some memories and get them into a layout with some Maya Road goodies! You won't be disappointed!
Hi Roadies! Jen back again with another sewing project featuring Candy Dots Bias Tape in Punch. I picked up this short and top pattern combo last month for a steal! The shorts are called Too Cute Ruche Shorts by Cole's Creations and are so quick and easy. Truly a great beginner pattern and a good way to use some of that pretty trim you've been hoarding.
The top pattern is also by Cole's Creation and is called the Too Cute Bias Tank. I used Laguna knit by Robert Kaufman and used the same trim for the bindings. This tank is a great canvas for applique designs or heat transfer material.
and one last photo of the three year old "Modeling" :) Hope you enjoyed!
Hi Roadies, It's Belly here on the blog today. I don't like cooking, but I may sometimes make cookies and cakes for my kids, and sure I have few favorite recipes which kept in my to-try-list. I would like to show you today a kitchen decoration using a wooden spoon and Maya Road 5x5 Tab Ring Album, where I will use it to keep my recipes.
This is Leah, dropping in with a little idea for gift giving this summer! I love taking the time to not just select a gift that I know someone will love, but making the packaging something beautiful, too!
This pretty color scheme is perfect for a little girl, or making a friend feel special.
And if you're really planning ahead, it would only take a few tweaks to use something like this for the upcoming holiday season!
Have you ever used your scrapbook or crafting supplies to decorate a gift for a friend?
Hi Roadies! It's Jocelyn on the blog today. If you're a card maker, do you like to customize the card for the recipient? I have a stash of general cards, but I often like to make the card reflect the recipient's style. Today, I'm sharing cards in three different styles using several of the same embellishments.
For this card, I went for a summery, Americana, homespun style. To achieve this look, I used fabric and trims, and a summery color scheme.
I took an old pair of my daughter's jeans, cut off the pocket, and stitched the Mini Cloud and Apple Red Pom Pom trims to the top of the pocket. I also added one of the new Sparkle Sequin Bows and Felt Roses.
To finish the card, I layered patterned paper and added a Silver Mini Clothespin.
For my second card, I went with natural, outdoorsy feel for this travel card. To achieve this look, I kept the colors neutral and added natural elements (burlap and gold).
The card was designed to be a way to give the awesome necklace from Bethany Lane. I put the long necklace chain in the Linen Treasure Bag and ran a few stitches through it. Next to the bag, I added a Camera Clip. The clip was altered using gold liquid gilding to match the rest of the warm colors.
Since I wanted to repeat the gold theme, I adhered the Gold Glitter Dust onto the Kraft Butterfly. It adds a great sparkle to the card.
I was thinking of my teenage nieces when I made this card--it has a whimsical and fun feel to it. To achieve this look, I layered several embellishments with bright colors and different textures: the Tu Tu Tulle Flower, an Ornate Resin Frame, a Feather clip, and a Felt Rose.
To finish the card, I stitched the Mini Pom Pom trim to the top.
I hope these cards provide some inspiration for different card styles. Thanks for stopping by!
Hi Roadies! It's Stacy today for the very first time and I am super excited! Today I will be sharing a mini album I have made using the inserts of the Chipboard 5x7 Binder and binding this album altogether using Button Hole Stitching.
Actually, I had used up the Chipboard 5x7 Binder sometime ago, but did not use up all the inserts for the project. Using 2 of the inserts, it was an easy job to build up this album structure. I then covered the album with some left over cloth.
Since I also prefer chunky albums where I can add more layers to each page, I decided to use Button Hole Stitching with Maya Road twine as well. It's so sturdy and apt for the stitching to hold the album in place!
This is one album which is ready - just add photos and it would be good to go!
Let's take a look into the album:
I love how versatile the envelopes are - they serve as a nice background and holds all the odds and ends in place. In this envelope, I placed a kraft ticket and a photo tag. There is even more room for more tags or journaling!
Here I have used the hexagon chipboards as different layers to showcase titles and photo backdrops. The hexagon chipboard set is both useful in decoration and framing photos. Add a metal clip alongside to enhance the page with detail.
The chipboard tags and speech bubbles are my favorite embellishments! Here I painted them in teal color to give a pop of contrast color with the rest of the embellishments.
On the last page of the album, I have also added tickets behind the photo mask, for some hidden journaling or room for adding more pictures.
Hello Roadies, it's Melody here on the blog today. I have an 8 x 10 canvas to share. I have been working on adding some mixed media pieces to my studio. This on has definitely found a home!
I pulled out some pretty doilies, flowers, wooden and metal pieces, chipboard, stick pins and leaves and played until I came up with a layout I liked.
I thought I would share how the canvas looked before I added the embellishments. I started with a blank canvas, added a coat of gesso and black paint around the edges. Next I covered the canvas with patterned paper and used a stencil and crackle embossing paste to add texture.
Hello Sweet Roadies! Yasmin here today with my first post ever for Maya Road! Shaking in my pants because it's also my first ever blogpost with a video tutorial! 2015 is a year for trying out new things and I dare you all to try out something new today! :) Anyways let's get cracking!
I wanted to scrap this prescious photo of my youngest son who was born 7 weeks prematurely.. So he needed some extra help in the start of his life.
I've used loads of different Maya Road products on my layout like Kraft Doilies, Kraft Stars, Maya Mist and Chipboard Stars.
Would you like to see how I made this layout? Please take a look at my tutorial video! Like I said it's my first ever, so a bit nervous. Hope you all like it :)
Hello Roadies! I hope this post finds your summers off to a wonderful and warm start! Today I am sharing some cards. Yes, they are simple, but what makes them really sing is the fantastic embellishments from Maya Road that I have added. Embellishments that take center stage!
To add sparkle and love to this birthday card, made from a simple journaling card, I added a couple of Gold Heart Tag Charms. I love how they can lay flat or be tied onto your project! Glue spots work perfectly to hold these little treasures down.
But the real show-stopper on this card is this adorable bow!! The sequins on this Glam Gold bow are too much fun! I want to put these bows on everything! I found that glue spots were effective adhesive for these bows. One in the center and one each loop.
Using a journaling card again on this card, I was able to step things up with some more fantastic embellishments! Starting with those wonderful Gold Heart Tag Charms again. They will be my go-to piece for adding shine!
Under the journaling card, along the die-cut banner underneath, I placed Pearl Bead Chain. The chain is hooked together for the entire length, but the string can be cut to create whatever size needed, even one pearl. My favorite embellishment on this card however is the Wood Cinnabutton. With a little Crafting Jute Cording tied through it, the button makes a huge statement! The button is adhered to the card with three glue spots and just before placing it down, I run the cording through the holes. Then I can tie the bow with the button held down. It makes it much easier to tie that way!
So what are your favorite embellishments? Which ones do you let shine on your projects?