Well hello Roadies! This is Daniela. Our focus this August are Ken Oliver products and we have a special going on all month. Make sure you visit the store and use coupon code KOlove to get 30% off.
Here is a card I created using Ken Oliver charms.
I started by adding modeling paste to the background and some color shine. I die cut Notepad die from patterned paper and adhered it to the background layered with Glassine Bag. The flowers and leaves from Rose Garden Sentiments Stamp Set are stamped on white cardstock and cut out. Ken Oliver Heart & Key Charm is tied with twine and adhered under the flower. I stamped the sentiment in black ink on a little tag and pinned it with Vintage Pearl Pin - Hot Pink .
Hello Roadies! It's Yasmin back again on the blog today with another share! I've made a fun steampunkish card using the fantastic Maya Road products.
On this card I used my sewing machine to stitch around the egdes of my card. I used some of Maya Roads Kraft tags to layer in the background. I fuzzy cut some fun elements out of paper and glued/stapled the on. By using some of Maya Roads fun elements I got to make a cool face on the lightbulb.
The fun thing about the embellishment is that they are easy to alter og add more interest too since they are so versatile.
Attention please! Love crafting? We're thrilled to release our latest Maya Road Kit that's full of stunning of papers, colors and embellishments. It's called Summer Lovin' and is a carefully curated mix of goodies that we know you'll adore.
Be sure to check out the exclusive flair and other exclusive items. We put our heart into creating these kits and the value and detail is incredible.
This latest kit is designed to create 6 cards...and more! It's fun and tropical and will instantly make anyone's day better. Summer Lovin' features a gorgeous array of papers and journaling cards, a stunning exclusive stamp set, a myriad of embellishments and even a tag die set! And while you can create cards with this kit, it's also perfect for storing your summer or vacation memories in when you simply add in an add-on chipboard mini album. What will YOU do with it? Whatever you decide, you're sure to make it fun and creative and unique!
Love unique paper crafts?
If you love to create unique and fun, then this kit is for you! Stunning colors, super sassy and on-trend prints, touchable textures and beautiful blooms are what you'll find in each kit. All the papers, flair and fun exclusives make it easy to just open the package and get creating. Our kits are limited edition so if you want it, make sure you purchase it right away. Quantities are limited.
Here is what I made with my summer lovin' card kit:
I love adding texture to my paper craft creations and one of my very favorite ways to do that is with felt. Felt is warm and wonderful, comes in so many different hues and is so soft and dimensional. It’s also the perfect fabric for die-cutting as it doesn’t fray!
To create my custom embellishments I first started out with some embroidery floss and some 100% wool felt and paired them up with Maya Road Dies.
You can cut out your own shapes and stitch them but it’s fun and quick to use dies to cut the felt. I’ve used some dies from Maya Road…the Vintage Button Card Die and Flowers Die Set. Simply start by die-cutting the felt into pieces. I like to use a metal shim that is designed for die-cutting in the machine when cutting felt. It really gives you a nice clean cut.
Once the felt has been die-cut, the fun begins. I stitched these little embellishments together while watching tv with my mother-in-law who was here for a visit. It was so quick! Next time I’m going to die-cut a LOT at once so I can stitch away while I relax.
On the flower embellishment I layered the felt together and then accented the center with some orange embroidery floss and a simple straight stitch or running stitch. The same goes for the lines I stitched onto the button card die-cut. As you can see I didn’t worry too much about precision and I think the slightly uneven stitches adds to the whimsical homespun look.
Once the embellishments were done, I used a hot glue gun or liquid adhesive to keep them in place. This card uses some of the Simple Stories Domestic Bliss line. I’ve accented it with some stitched on vintage buttons, a Paper Flower and pink pin from Maya Road, and a sweet little tagged stamped with hello.
My second card also features a die-cut felt sentiment in a lovely orange felt.I’ve carefully adhered it with some Mono Liquid Adhesive to keep it in place. To further embellish this design I’ve added in some Maya Road Paper Leaves, a brad and some pretty twine.
Die-cuts are great ways to add interest and layers to your designs and can be used to cut so many different types of materials. Why not find time to get creative and try making your own die-cut and stitched embellishments?!
Well hello Roadies! This is Daniela. Our focus this July are CHARMS and we have a special going on all month. Make sure you visit the store and use coupon code CHARMED to get 30% off all METAL CHARMS.
I created a fun card today and incorporated some charms from our collection.
I used With Love Nature Die Bundle for the flower, leaves and the butterfly. I die cut it from patterned paper that I had in my stash. I layered all the die cuts over a journaling card topped with washi tape. I used 3D foam adhesive tor the flower that has two different layers of patterned paper.
Hi Roadies! It's Melody here on the blog today. I am excited give you a sneak peek of the Maya Road July Card Kit being released later this week! This month's kit is a fun, summer themed card kit with a great stamp set and lots of fun embellishments and trims.
The kit includes summer themed pattern paper. I love the colors. Here I used one the metal tins, the Tags & Ticket Die, a sentiment and sunglasses from the stamp set, and pretty paper roses and lace trim.
Hey Roadies! We're back for more inspiring creations from July Guest Designer, Nicole Nowosad! If you missed her stacked pallet project that we shared with you on Wednesday, be sure to check it out.
We love Nicole's vibrant use of color and pattern paired up with fun embellishments. She's even giving us a Maya Road mists flash-back! Anyone else still have some of those? Thanks so much Nicole for joining us again today! Take it away...
Summer Card Duo by Nicole Nowosad
Good morning ! I am excited to be back again a guest this month! I decided to create a few fun cards using some great Maya Road embellishments for today.
I created this first card with some good old Maya Road mists -truth is, these are still my favorite mists, even though I have had them quite a while! I painted some of the mist to the card base and set to dry.
I diecut a sentiment on my Silhouette Cameo and then added some Resin Flowers in both shocking pink and sunshine yellow with an Acrylic Token too.
I added some Maya Road embellishments to the front of this card base that I created, they were the perfect addition to some punched items from my stash.
Hi Roadies! It's Julia here kicking off Day 1 of the Maya Road and Simple Stories Product Swap! I couldn't be more excited as these companies are two of my favorites and I just love how well the product pairs up beautifully!
I'm using lots of fabulous paper crafting goodies from both companies and the new Simple Stories Summer Days line has me in a summer state of mind.
My first creation is a layout of my daughter and her boyfriend. They've been out and about enjoying this beautiful time of year in Ottawa and I loved their photos so much, I'll admit to swiping the pictures off them...with permission of course! Ottawa is know for it's gorgeous flowers and parliament buildings and culture and each time I visit, I'm always amazed.
I've used a mix of the Summer Days line paired up with lots of Maya Road flowers and other embellishments. I love the Wood Slices for adding in fun texture and accents to the design.
The layout is inspired by Page Maps sketch and I've added in stitching details to tie it all together. Maya Road has a fun line of new summer themed dies that go perfectly with these papers. I've used the new Tropical Flowers Die Set to die cut paper leaves to layer under the tulle flowers.
While I had all these fabulous embellishments and papers out, I just couldn't put them away until I created a few cards as well!
The You are My Sunshine card features a fun flamingo sticker from Simple Stories layered over an ornate resin piece from Maya Road. I love how all the fun colors pop against the white background.
And finally, a mix of this and that...stickers, die-cuts, wood, flowers, resin and twine. I love to mix everything up for a fun and unique look! There's really no right or wrong and it's all grouped together on the free printable library card that you can find here.
Simple Stories is a great place for gorgeous papers and inspiration. Be sure to check them out!
Thanks so much for joining me today! Be sure to stop visit Simple Stories for more inspiring ideas! And don't forget...comment each day on the Maya Road blog for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Maya Road on-line store! Good luck!
Each month we feature a new friend of Maya Road and their beautiful, unique & creative style! This month we are thrilled to introduce you to Laurie Schmidlin and her stunning designs. Laurie's an amazing cardmaker and her use of color and wonderful attention to detail has really caught our eye! We know you'll love her as much as we do!
Hi there! I'm Laurie and am thrilled to be guest designing for Maya Road! I live on a cattle ranch in rural Montana (an hour away from the nearest small town) with my husband and five children. My family, my faith, and simple country living are all things that I cherish dearly.
When I am not out on horseback helping on the ranch or in my studio, you will most certainly find me with a book in one hand and a hot cuppa in the other! I have been playing with paper and stamps for over 20 years now. I'm mainly a card maker, but do enjoy creating home decor and gifts as well. Although I do enjoy creating all styles of cards, multi layered and embellished ones are by far my favorite ones to make! You can find me on My Blog, Instagram, or Facebook.
Thanks so much Laurie for joining us today! Take it away...
I have a thing for beautiful embellishments! In fact, I love them so much that I often design my cards around them! That is how this card started. I pulled out one of the Bulldog Clips - Bronze and thought that it would pair nicely with some die cuts using the Notepaper Die.
For the focal image, I stamped the solid mason jar (from the Main Jar stamp set) in a light aqua. I then stamped the outline image using a light gray ink. I added one of the cute labels included in the same set and adhered it to the jar.
For embellishment, I added some stitching, sequins, and one of the flowers from the Resin Flower Set - Snow White.
Wouldn't you just love to get this card in your mailbox?! Absolutely stunning! Laurie will be joining us in a few weeks for another stunning project. Stay tuned!
The center flower is adhered to the card using foam adhesive for dimension. It gives it a little lift so it appears to be hanging over the chipboard banner. I added enamel dots from my stash mimicking some of the colors in the card. I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set to the bottom right of the card using black ink.