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Satin Pleat Edging Flower Tutorial

This Satin Pleat Flower was one of the most favorite make and takes we had at CHA-S and guess what we have put together a video tutorial to share with you how to make them!

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What you will need to complete this flower:

24" of Maya Road Satin pleat edging trim

Maya Road Antique Button Centers

hot glue and hot glue gun

Maya Road Blossoms III chipboard (for base)

felt scraps

 

 

With about 10 minutes of time you can create one of these beautiful flowers. So enjoy!

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Zipper Flower Video Tutorial

Roadies, have you been wondering how to make these flowers:

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We have put together a video tutorial just for you on this. Check it out below. Supplies you will need:

1. Needle and Thread

2. Scissors

3. Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue

4. Maya Road Zipper Trim in 2 colors (12-14" for the center, 32-36" for the petals - remember out of 1 yard you can split it into 2 pieces to get 2 different pieces of trim so it is a great 2 for 1 deal with each yard you purchase)

Watch the video below and you too will be able to make a zipper trim flower in about 20 minutes or so! Enjoy!

 
 

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"Hawaii" Shadow Box Book.....

One of Maya Road's new 2011 Winter releases was the ATC Shadow box. I fell in love with them as soon as I saw them! I received two of them and decided I would make them into a "book" of sorts where I could place some photos and mementos from my recent trip to Hawaii!

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I started out by painting both of the shadow boxes white. When they were dry I added some patterned paper to the covers and sides. Since I wanted to make this a book I went to my local hardware store and found the hardware I needed to join by two boxes together. For the hinges and the clasp I used small brads to hold them in place instead of the screws that came with the hardware.

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Now comes the fun part.....filling your shadow box with items and photos! I used many Maya Road products in this project. Pins, chipboard shapes, glitter, metal tins, canvas, ribbon, and wooden bingo pieces to name a few. A couple of my favorites was taking a small circle tin and filling it with sand and shells from Poipu Beach, Kauaii. Alittle Maya Road glitter to glam up the front and it looks fabulous! I also used some of that same sand by putting a layer of Glossy Accents in the bottom of a Maya Road Mega Bottle Cap and covering it with the sand. After letting it set I added some sticker letters. I also used Maya Road's chipboard windows set to make the cover of some accordion albums that fit inside the shadow box.

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This album was everything I wanted it to be. A photo album and a collection of things that would remind me of my dream vacation! I hope this will inspire you to create your very own shadow box book and fill it with all the wonderful goodies that Maya Road has to offer! Their products are perfect for incorporating into your project and making it your own

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Altered Cupcakes

MR Ronda Cupcpakes

These adorable little cupcakes start with a love of the Cream Organza Rose Ribbon.  I could have yards & yards of this ribbon.  I want to make a skirt out of it.  So i got to thinking of other projects i could altered and came up with these cute little cupcakes. 

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Supplies:

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Score a .5" down the length patterned paper then turn the paper and score every .25".  This will create the folds in the cupcake base.  Fold the top .5" over and then pleate the paper. 

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Glue the end pieces together to create a circle of pleates.  Next add lots of strong liquid glue to the circle and place the bottom of the pleated circle onto the punched circle push the top out slightly to create the slanted cupcake liner. 

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It will look like this.  You want to make sure the bottom of the pleated circle is on the outer edge of the punched circle.  Let the liner dry and work on the top.

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Using just two organza roses from the ribbon, fold the two pieces together and stitch the top & side pieces creating a pocket.  This will become the top of the cupcake.  *Tip: If you want "sprinkles on your cupcake, stitch beads onto the outside of the trim.  Next stuff the pocket with cotton batting. 

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Spritz the wooden spool with Maya Mists & let dry.  I used Pomegrante Pink for my spool.  Take a tiny strip of cardstock and stamp title/saying and wrap around the spool.  Using your favorite trinket pen, stick spool & saying into the top of the cupcake. 

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You can fill the liner with a special treat or just with the cotton batting.  The possibilites are endless.

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I had so much fun with these little altered cupcakes.  I see so many possibilities with them.  They would make great little birthday presents.  You could make them for a bridesmaid gift with jewelry in the bottom.  They would make great party decor centerpieces or party "gift bags."  Teacher gifts, christmas gifts, etc. 

Love,

Ronda

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Vintage Style Portrait Charm

I love the Portrait Stamp Set as the images remind me of the charms that are on my grandmother's charm bracelet. She has every grandchild and great grandchild represented and I can remember always looking at it trying to find my charm. I thought it would be fun to make charms of my daughters to put on a long necklace made from a piece of silver ball chain. I really like how vintage looking they turned out and plan on making more as gifts for friends.

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Supplies Needed: Foundation Chipboard Set, Portrait Stamp Set, Acrylic Block, Vintage Ledger Paper, Black Eyelet, Jump Ring, Glue Stick, Black Archival and Creamy Brown Ink, Glossy Accents

Tools Used: Craft Knife, Craft Matt, Sanding Block, Crop-a-Dile, Pliers

Instructions:

  1. Apply glue stick adhesive to the front of an oval foundation piece and cover with vintage ledger paper.
  2. Cut around the foundation piece using a craft knife to remove excess ledger paper, then sand the edges. Repeat this step on the back of the foundation piece as well.
  3. Apply black archival ink to the oval scallop stamp found in the Portrait Stamp Set and stamp the image onto the front of the altered oval foundation piece.
  4. Apply black archival ink to the image of either the girl, boy, mom or dad and stamp in the center of the scalloped stamped image.
  5. Apply black archival ink to the sides of the foundation chipboard piece.
  6. Apply creamy brown ink to the edges of the ledger paper and on top of the paper until you get the aged look you want.
  7. Type the persons name onto an old black book margin, ink the edges using black archival ink and the top using creamy brown ink. Apply a glue stick type adhesive to the back and attach it just below the stamped portrait.
  8. Using a crop-a-dile punch a hole at the top of the foundation piece.
  9. Apply glossy accents to the inner edge all the way around the oval, then fill in the entire oval. Set aside to let dry. (if you want a thick layer of glossy accents make sure you let it dry in between applications.) I only have one application on mine.
  10. Once the glossy accents is dry set an eyelet into the hole at the top. Attach a jump ring and string onto a ball chain necklace. I accented mine with a charm I created using old shell and rhinestone buttons.

 I hope you give this a try. If you don't want to put yours on a necklace they would make great accents for tags, cards, mini albums, layouts and altered projects. You can't go wrong with this embellishment.

Have a great day.
Lisa M. Pace

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Out & About Banner

Good Morning Roadies! Today I have a fun banner project using a variety of Maya Road goodies. Perfect for Spring & Summer Decor!

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I started with the base of this banner using a Chipboard banner to back the canvas pieces.  I like my banners to be a little more on the stiff side and that worked like a charm.  I then punched out some circles and layered them on the canvas.  Using Maya Mist I sprayed a few layers to create my polka dots.

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Next I layered up die-cut pieces, shapes I cut and chipboard scallop frames.

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for a fun added touch I used trinket pins to create my "banners"

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Products Used:

Maya Mist in Pomegranate Pink

Maya Mist in Iridescent Pearl

Canvas Banner

Chipboard Banner

Scalloped Framed Chipboard

White Doilies

Trinkets Pins Antique Gems

Trinkets Pins Crystal

Paper & Die-Cuts by My Minds Eye

Jen Chesnick

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Announcing Maya Road's Sweetest Days Shadow Box Kit!

Roadies, often times our customers and retailers ask us to put together a kit which shows you how to use our Maya Road products in innovative and creative ways. Today we present to you The Sweetest Days Maya Road Kit


This kit was designed by our Design Team Member Lia Abdullah and shows you some innovative wasy to decorate one of our Trinket Shadow Boxes. You get everything in the kit complete with color step by step instructions; it comes packed in is own resealable baggie so you can work on your project anywhere. The kit is valued at over $55 retail; a list of products included are below.

Look for The Sweetest Days Kit at your favorite LSS or online store; you can also purchase it from the Maya Road website. A network of LSS and online stores fulfill our online orders. Be inspired for your Journey Of A Lifetime. 

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