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Member Since February 2008, 74 forum posts, 3 public projects

Location: www.mayaroad.net

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Maya Road Badge

Roadies, here is a sweet Maya Roadie Badge for you to put on your blog:

Use this link: http://mayaroad.typepad.com/Roadie_Badge/Maya-Roadie-Website-Badge-smallest.gif

to get the badge onto your blog:

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Canvas banner love!

Maya Road's canvas line rocks! I love the canvas albums, tags, and banners. I have stamped on them, embossed them, misted them with Maya Road Mist, and ironed on  them. Today I am going to share with you a quick and easy way to get a vintage look to your Maya Road canvas banner!

For my project I used the Canvas Pennant Banner (early CHA release), Maya Road chipboard letters (Philadelphia uppercase), fabric, lace trim, Maya Road Star pins (early CHA release),acrylic paint, crackle medium, tea bags, and a fabric adhesive!

First take 8-10 teas bags and boil them in a large pot of water. (Add more or less tea bags to achieve the desired darkness or lightness of stain). Add your canvas banners/trim to the water and let them sit for and hour or until you get the desired color. Rinse the canvas with cold water and let the canvas dry. While you are waiting for you canvas to dry, paint your letters and then appy the crackle medium of your choice! ( I used Helmar's 2 step crackle medium) Cut your fabric to the size and shape that you want it and apply to your canvas banner. Add your letters and embellishments. The result is a vintage look to your canvas project! The crackled letters add to the vintage effect!
 
I spelled "JULY 4" with my letters and banner pieces! I hope you like this project and will try it yourself on your next Maya Road canvas album, banner, or tag!! Shelley
 

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Guest Designer - Kryssi Ng

Hi Roadies!

Today we'd like to share this cute card created by Guest Designer, Kryssi Ng on the Maya Road DT Blog! The very bright summer-y colors and cute owl caught our eye when Kryssi posted this card on our Facebook wall. We're sure you'll find it adorable too!

Finalfinalfinal On this card, Kryssi used a page from the Birdcage Chipboard Book, as well as some Vintage Crochet Pom Pom trim.

Kryssi also shares a tip on using your Maya Road chipboard shapes - perfect to use on your handmade cards!

I often use chipboard shapes as templates for shapes that I otherwise can not/would not draw freehand. They are perfect as stencils to trace around! Use a finger knife for maximum control when cutting through curves. To smooth out any edges, simply sand or file the edges. 

Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us Kryssi!

 

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~An Old Fashioned Trinket Shadowbox~

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So, sticking with the favorite project/product theme this week, I am happy to share with you the vintage memory box that I created using the new Trinket Shadowbox.  I used lots of fun little vintage goodies mixed with Maya Road products to create this Shadowbox.  

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Some of the Maya Road products that I used are below.

heart  trinket pins (cut in half with wire cutters)

bottle cap

wooden bingo number

velvet ribbon

pleated trim
 

new white trim

new white flowers

 

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I was trying to create a shabby bulletin board look.  I used the Maya Resist to create the chippy paint look.  The background of the box is cork board cut with my trimmer and then painted with two coats of aqua paint.   The vintage picture is a copy of an old picture of my grandpa.   

This box is great because you can customize it to whatever color you want, you can cover it in paper, stamp the background or come up with your own creative idea of how to use it.  It's perfect as a tabletop decoration or hang it on a wall. 

Thanks for spending a minute with me!

~Katie

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Daily Mini Envelope Book

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Maya Road Supplies:
chipboard alphabet: Jonathan mini
ribbon assortment

from the Summer 2010 Maya Road Catalog
• window envelopes
• organza rose ribbon
• scallop basic album

Other:
pattern paper:  Sassafras Lass
stickers:  Sassafras Lass
embrodiery floss:  DMC
stickles:  Ranger
adhesive:  Tombow
X-Acto knife|
sand paper
slot punch (I think that's what it's called LOL)

1.  To make the book take one piece of your scallop basic album, find the centre scallop and cut about 1/2 of an inch on each side.

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2.  Using a strong, wet adhesive, attach the three chipboard pieces onto pattern paper.  Make sure you leave a little space between each side of the centre piece so your paper won't rip when we fold the pages.

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3.  Trim off excess pattern paper using an X-Acto knife.  Sand edges if desired.

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4.  Repeat for the inside of the album.  Once dry gently fold to form your book.

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5.  Decorate and front and inside of your album and envelopes as you'd like :)

6.  To bind your album, simply punch about 1/2 of an inch from the bottom and top using a slot punch.

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7.  Open your envelope and insert the ribbon into you slot punches. 

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8.  Tie onto the binding of your book. 

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My inside pages...

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Have a wonderful day!

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Sneak Peek Week Wrap Up and Flower Tutorial

CHA-S was amazing. Check out this photo of our booth before the festivities began:

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It is always interesting as CHA starts with a procession of bagpipers that walk down each aisle of the booths before the show officially starts! 

We had talked about some of our new trims right before CHA started and the wonderful things you could make with them. Here is a sample of some of the flowers you can make with our new pleated ribbons:

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Our ribbons are very cool and retail for about $1.00 or so a yard. They are pre-plated and available in both satin and grosgrain like this. It takes close to 2 yards to make each yard of our pleated ribbon trim:

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With about 18" - 24" of this ribbon you can create some FABULOUS flowers. Here is a list of supplies you will need:

1. Maya Road New Pleat Ribbon (in satin or grosgrain) - you will want it in every color (18" - 24" per flower - this is all arriving next week)
2. Strong Quick Dry Adhesive (like Helmar or Beacon) or a Glue Gun
3. Maya Road Foundations Chipboard or Motifs Chipboard (you want the circles from here unpunched)
4. Maya Road Trinket Buttons (we love Earth)
5. Maya Road Leaves (coming next week)

Start with all your supplies:

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Step 1:

Put a big dot of glue in the middle of your chipboard circle

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Step 2:

Start rolling your ribbon in a spiral in your hand, when you get about a 1/2" spiral put down on the glue. Hold til it grabs the adhesive and sticks on. You will need to work fast!

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Step 3:

Continue adding the glue to the chipboard and spiral the ribbon around the circle. Keep wrapping til you come to the end of the chipboard circle and tuck in the ribbon and trim excess.

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Step 4:

Now find a button you like and nest it in the middle of the flower - glue in place. Add the leaf to the backside if desired (you can also finish off the back of the chipboard piece with a piece of felt to cover it if desired or mist the chipboard piece first to match your flower and then create the flower.

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Step 5:

Repeat for all the other flowers you want to create! Once you get the hang of it, this flower takes only 10 minutes to make!

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Here is how the flower looks when you make it out of the grosgrain pleated ribbon:

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Easy as pie. We hope you have enjoyed this tutorial! 

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Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for your patience as we announce the winners of sneak peek week! If you find yourself on the winning list, you have from now til August 15th to contact us and let us know. Use the contact us form, give us the day of your win and you will get a MR prize pack chock full of at least $20 of NEW Maya Road goodies!

Thanks to everyone who checked out all our goodies!

Day 1:

These are heavenly! I love the mist and the doilies!!! Thank you for the chance to win Maya Road!!!

Day 2:

I love the stamps most of all!

Day 3:

I am so into the pleated stuff at the moment and that pleated ribbon looks absolutely divine!! I also love the big scallop pieces that you can punch and make your own album with, totally cool!

Day 4:

Some of the items look like lollies, hence good enough to eat but my fave is the roses by far.

Day 5:

OK, here's my wish list: organdy roses, velvet pleated flowers, satin posies, mini chipboard scallop banner set, resin flowers, chipboard windows, pleated ribbons, crochet trims (all of them!), ledger stamp set. And those are just at the top of my list! I'm glad to see that your stamps are photopolymer and not acrylic. I ordered clear stamps from another company and was so disappointed in the quality. I'll never buy acrylic again!

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Sneak Peek Week Wrap Up and Flower Tutorial

THANK YOU to everyone who made our Sneak Peek Week so special. We did read all the comments and we will pick the random winners by Friday of this week. Thank you for everyone who asked their retailer to carry our items. We had an amazing show and we cannot be more grateful to you all!

CHA-S was amazing. Check out this photo of our booth before the festivities began:

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It is always interesting as CHA starts with a procession of bagpipers that walk down each aisle of the booths before the show officially starts! 

We had talked about some of our new trims right before CHA started and the wonderful things you could make with them. Here is a sample of some of the flowers you can make with our new pleated ribbons:

IMG_9801

Our ribbons are very cool and retail for about $1.00 or so a yard. They are pre-plated and available in both satin and grosgrain like this. It takes close to 2 yards to make each yard of our pleated ribbon trim:

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With about 18" - 24" of this ribbon you can create some FABULOUS flowers. Here is a list of supplies you will need:

1. Maya Road New Pleat Ribbon (in satin or grosgrain) - you will want it in every color (18" - 24" per flower - this is all arriving next week)
2. Strong Quick Dry Adhesive (like Helmar or Beacon) or a Glue Gun
3. Maya Road Foundations Chipboard or Motifs Chipboard (you want the circles from here unpunched)
4. Maya Road Trinket Buttons (we love Earth)
5. Maya Road Leaves (coming next week)

Start with all your supplies:

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Step 1:

Put a big dot of glue in the middle of your chipboard circle

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Step 2:

Start rolling your ribbon in a spiral in your hand, when you get about a 1/2" spiral put down on the glue. Hold til it grabs the adhesive and sticks on. You will need to work fast!

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Step 3:

Continue adding the glue to the chipboard and spiral the ribbon around the circle. Keep wrapping til you come to the end of the chipboard circle and tuck in the ribbon and trim excess.

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Step 4:

Now find a button you like and nest it in the middle of the flower - glue in place. Add the leaf to the backside if desired (you can also finish off the back of the chipboard piece with a piece of felt to cover it if desired or mist the chipboard piece first to match your flower and then create the flower.

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Step 5:

Repeat for all the other flowers you want to create! Once you get the hang of it, this flower takes only 10 minutes to make!

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Here is how the flower looks when you make it out of the grosgrain pleated ribbon:

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Easy as pie. We hope you have enjoyed this tutorial!

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