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Maya Road Digital Holiday Tag Freebie!
Roadies, we have a fun little giveaway for you today. We took some of our new CHA-W 2011 products and turned them into fun downloadable tags you can use for the Holidays! Here is a preview of them here. Even though they are unconventional colors, you can mount them on some lovely greens, silver or cream to make them fabulous for the Holiday Season. Use our link and download the full size file directly from our website.
Here are 2 ideas for using them - how about with some brown paper bags and pretty patterned paper for a fun type of wrapping:
Or you can mount them on some lovely felt and then use them as a tag for your Holiday Gifts:
Enjoy and have a Happy Holiday Season!
12/16/2010 2:38:52 AM | Comments (0) | Send a Message (PeaMail) | Vote for this Blog Post
A simple Christmas card...
I couldn't resist using Core-di-nations "Black Magic" as the foundation layer for this card. I cut a piece and used my Big Shot and a Tim Holtz Embossing folder to create the sunburst background. The colors in the core of the cardstock peek through and give interesting texture.
I used a Maya Road star, swirl chipboard, bird chipboard, a sheer calendar, a felt flower, and pins to create the card.
Happy Holidays to all!
12/14/2010 2:31:45 PM | Comments (0) | Send a Message (PeaMail) | Vote for this Blog Post
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12/13/2010 3:03:28 PM | Comments (0) | Send a Message (PeaMail) | Vote for this Blog Post
Maya Road inspired Christmas wreath
When Maya Road introduced the Organza Roses ribbon I was in love!! I know they seem more "Springy" but I have altered them to create this fun little Christmas wreath! This could also be done on those styrofoam cones as well to make fun Christmas trees.
Maya Road: Large Organza Roses ribbon (OR1508), Star pins (TK1410), Maya Mist in the color of your choice, Maya Glitter.
Trimmings for your wreath, glue, styrofoam wreath
First wrap your wreath with the beautiful organza roses ribbon. In a cardboard box place your wreath and spray it with your Maya Mist in the color you prefer! Here is a great tutorial on how you use your Maya Mist.
To make the glitter stars just take a Maya Road star pin and apply glue to the outer edges of the star. Add your Maya glitter and tap off the excess and let it dry! I also sprayed my wreath with spray adhesive and then sprinkled some Maya glitter to the wreath itself for added sparkle factor!
Once your wreath is completely dried start adding your trimmings. I used ribbon, beading, and my glitter star pins! Happy holiday creating from Maya Road!
12/8/2010 12:49:57 PM | Comments (0) | Send a Message (PeaMail) | Vote for this Blog Post
A Little Xmas Project
I love creating for the holiday season!!! This year even more then normal as DH is away on Operations for 12 months.....so Christmas has to be extra special. This project was going to be gifts for people......cute little houses with homemade shortbread bites. Not sure if I can part with these.....
Anyway hope y'all like these:
This is the back view of the three houses from the Mementos range.
I have used a lot of products including these:
Scallop Basic Album (the roof)
Square Scallop Frame Die Coaster
Resin Blossoms Green
Trinket Pins Trees
Velvet Pleats Sky Blue
Velvet Point Blossoms Green
Canvas tag Album (roof)
Decorative Scrolls Chipboard
Ornate tags Chipboard
Kraft Mini Ticket Strips
This is the front view of the houses. Each one also has a Tim Holtz door knob. And even more Maya Road supplies
Cupcakes Chipboard Set
Love Mini Chipboard Set
Also some large and small Snowflakes Chipboard
Tinsel, bells, Christmas decorations, buttons glitter cardstock and glitter.
More Maya Road Transparencies white Doilies
To create the roof on each I simply cut the edges of the chipboard albums, covered them with patterned papers, inked and adhered to base. For the buttons I used one canvas tag and stitched all the buttons on and them adhered to base.
Now close up of all the backs of the houses
And finally 2 more random views. Also want to say a BIG THANK YOU to Lia for the little round beads and the seam binding tape!!!!!! LOVE It
12/8/2010 12:47:08 PM | Comments (1) | Send a Message (PeaMail) | Vote for this Blog Post
How can you Resist a Holiday Silver Tray Chalkboard?
I'll admit, I have a slight addiction to chalkboards and chalkboard paint; I look at every surface as a potential place to create a chalkboard.
I also love Thrifted Silver Trays. I have quite a little collection of them. I always have my eye out for them when I am at the Thrift Store. So when I saw that people were making silver trays into chalkboards, I was super excited to dig one out and try it.
So, first I needed to tape off the area that I didn't want to get black spray primer on. I found it difficult to completely cover the delicate curves with the tape. So, I went back and filled in the little missed areas with Maya Resist. Maya Resist is applied like a glue and comes out blue; it dries clear (this is how you know it's dry) and creates a rubbery mask to the area below it. So, bottom line is...you can paint or mist over it and it will protect the surface underneath it.
The nice thing about the bottle is that it has a precision tip so it is easy to apply to hard to reach places. It also comes with refills. :)
Next, I sprayed 2 light coats of black primer (let dry in between coats and do not overspray) and then I sprayed it with a coat of spray chalkboard paint.
Once, totally dry...I gently peeled away the tape and Maya Resist (peels off in a solid piece once it's dry) and presto, super cute silver tray chalkboard.
I used mine and made a Christmas Decoration out of it. But it sure would make a cute menu board, Message Board, etc....
12/8/2010 12:45:54 PM | Comments (0) | Send a Message (PeaMail) | Vote for this Blog Post
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Maya Road Supplies:
Ornate Tags Chipboard Set
Maya Mist - Evergreen and Charcoal
Trinket Pin - Crystal Star
Velvet Point Blossoms - red and green
Resin Blossoms - green
Wood Bingo Calendar Numbers
pattern paper (Dear Lizzy American Crafts Merry Mistletoe)
Glossy Accents (Ranger)
Stickles (Ranger - Frosted Lace)
1. Spray the outside piece of your Ornate Tags with Charcoal Mist; let dry. Apply a generous coat of Glossy Accents and allow to dry.
2. Trace your frames on pattern paper and cut out. Adhere Kraft Doilies on a couple pieces of the pattern paper.
3. Attach paper to the frames and allow to dry.
4. Add your other accent pieces (pins, flowers, bingo numbers) to to the frames.
5. Attach wire to the back of your frames and curl ends with a pencil. I threaded some buttons on my wire and tied some ribbon on as well!
The banner makes a great accent piece to add to your Christmas tree or garland. You could even attach magnet pieces to the back and add it to your fridge!
I decided to use mine as a title piece on a layout...I framed the layout to add to my mantle.
12/8/2010 12:41:03 PM | Comments (0) | Send a Message (PeaMail) | Vote for this Blog Post
Two Peas In A Bucket Maya Road Challenge Winning Project
Maya Road held a Project Challenge over at Two Peas In A Bucket and we are excited to share with you the winning project by Angella Peardon here!
Angella created this beautiful 'book' by attaching two Maya Road Trinket Shadow Boxes together with a piece of mulberry paper on the spine (imagine that!) and look at the beauty inside the Trinket Boxes when you open the book up!
Angella shares some tips on how she created this project below. She says:
To create the book-like project, I joined two Trinket Shadow Boxes together. Cut a piece of mulberry paper 3.5" width by the length of the Boxes. Also cut a piece of vintage paper in the same size.
Machine-sew both pieces together and then using a very strong glue or tape, attach to the edges of the Boxes to bind the spines of the 'book'.
Sand the top layer of the vintage paper and ink to create an aged look.
Here are some close-ups of Angella's book.
Other Maya Road goodies that Angella used on this project are: Velvet Pleat Blossoms, Birds with Cages Mini Chipboard Set, Trees Mini Chipboard Set, Vintage Pearl Trinket Pins, and Suede Stitched Blossoms.
Congratulations Angella and thank you for sharing your beautiful project with us!
We will be back soon, Roadies to share with you the two runner-up projects in the Two Peas Maya Road Project Challenge. Here are sneaks of the two projects by Mollie D and Patricia R, we can't wait to share more on these cute projects with you!
12/8/2010 12:40:04 PM | Comments (0) | Send a Message (PeaMail) | Vote for this Blog Post