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 .
Hey Roadies! If Friday itself isn't enough to flip out over, check this out! We're back for another inspiring creation from August Guest Designer, Enza Gudor! If you missed her layout that we shared with you on Wednesday, be sure to scroll back a post on the blog to see it.
Ready for some sunshine and sweetness? This beautiful layout just makes us happy! Thanks so much Enza for joining us again today! Take it away...
Happy Delightful Day by Enza Gudor
Welcome back, everyone! Enza here with you today to share a new layout featuring some gorgeous Maya Road products. I absolutely love how every single element contributes to make any project more special and unique.
My goal for this layout was to incorporate as many embellishments as I could, so I picked a cut file with lots of empty spaces to fill. The Bless Your Heart cut file set from The Cut Shoppe offered the option I needed and allowed me to achieve lots of dimension and texture as well. I decided to follow the design on the patterned paper for the placement of the heart. Once that was adhered down, I started embellishing. I cut the butterflies out of a mix of patterned papers from the Crate Paper Carousel collection and backed them with two layers of vellum for extra dimension.
I love the look of the Pretty Resin Bows. Such a lovely addition!
For the photo, I just created a cluster on the right side with elements from the collection, one of the Maya Road Linen Mini Pennant Banners and a Resin Flower. All the different textures have me all heart eyes! To fill in the gaps and create more interest, I added several puffy sticker sentiments and enamel hearts.
I had a lot of fun putting this layout together and am very happy with the result. I have had a blast creating with Maya Road products! Thank you for stopping by!
Thanks so much Enza for brightening up this week with your beautiful layouts and talent!
We are so excited to bring you a guest designer whose work you'll love....Enza Gudor! August is shining bright with this scrapbooking star.
Each month we feature a new friend of Maya Road and their beautiful, unique & creative style! This month we'll be featuring Enza and her stunning scrapbooking layouts. We've fallen in love with her fresh color palettes and feminine style.
Enza was born and raised in Italy but moved to the U.S. almost thirteen years ago to be with the love of her life. She is passionate about photography and all forms of memory keeping. Scrapbooking was non-existent for her growing up and only started being her creative outlet in 2008, when her son was born.. Her style has definitely changed over the years, becoming more detailed and colorful, while still being clean and simple. She enjoys working for Design Teams and always loves a good challenge when it comes to her creativity. Spending time with her husband and three kids is her absolute favorite.
Thanks so much Enza for joining us today! Take it away...
So Sweet Layout by Enza Gudor
Hello! This is Enza and I am so excited to be the guest designer for August. Thank you so much Maya Road for giving me this wonderful opportunity. Today I am sharing a very soft and feminine layout, featuring the With Love Nature Die Bundle and the Vintage Pearl Roses. I absolutely love how delicate it came out and how everything just complements the photo of my daughter without being too distracting.
I started by using the With Love Nature Die Bundle set to cut several roses and leaves out of some patterned paper from different Maggie Holmes collections. All the die cuts were backed with some vellum to achieve a dreamy look. I incorporated several ephemera and fussy cut pieces to create movement and interest, and used foam dots to adhered everything down for added dimension.
Once my background was ready, I started working on the picture. I kept the layering very simple but I had to have some sparkle, so I used a couple of frames with glittery gold accents and a puffy sticker bow from the Crate Paper Carousel collection to embellish it.
Next, I added the title and a cute little banner from the same collection underneath it. The Maya Road Vintage Pearl Roseswere the perfect finishing touch, coordinating seamlessly with the rest of the layout and contributing to that romantic look I was going for.
A cluster of ephemera pieces on the left hand side of the page balanced the right side and completed the layout. Thank you so much for stopping by today. I'll have another layout to share in a few days. Have a lovely day!
Check back in on Friday for another gorgeous project from Enza!
Hi Roadies! I hope your summer has been filled with fun and friends. It's Katrina here on the blog today sharing a selfie layout with one of our best friend's dog and I. They came down in July and Cooper is just an old softie! We have known him since he was a pup and he is now around 12 years old. Also, I used a bunch of Ken Oliver products on my layout today and we have a special on the website, 30% off all Ken Oliver products with the code KOlove. So if you see something you like grab it while it's on sale! You can find all those products HERE.
I love how Maya Road supplies just mix seamlessly with paper collections. You can alter them anyway you need to, or the color choices are neutral enough that you can add them as is. I recently got the Vintage Wood Mason Jars and when I saw the small chipboard hearts that went with the paper collection, I knew they would look cute filling the jar. I finished the top of the jar off with some Ken Oliver Jute Craft String and a Ken Oliver Vintage Mini Key. I did use a little liquid adhesive to hold that key just where I wanted it! I backed my picture with some pattern papers and an older Maya Road Kraft Envelope that I used Distress Oxide ink on in two different colors,
When I started my layout, I knew I wanted to use those Vintage Paper Leaves (Ken Oliver), but I had to decide what I wanted to go with them. I wanted to keep it small, so the Resin Flower Sets in Cool Grey and White were my go to item. The flowers come in a variety of sizes and I just figured out what worked with the look I wanted! I added a little shimmer to the leaves, but it's hard to see in the picture!
And to keep with the neutral embellishment color scheme, a Kraft Journaling Tag-Scroll to the rescue! I love bits and pieces tucked here and there. I added a few of the pre-made embellishments from the paper collection and I have a layout of getting a selfie with Cooper!
Thanks for stopping by the blog today!! Have a GREAT week and enjoy the eclipse!
Nathalie here to welcome you to the last day of the Maya Road and Photoplay Product/Blog swap. I hope you all had found inspiration on all the projects showcased this week. Remember to take the time to visit both blogs, and comment along the way, one lucky comment will be winning a gift certificate to the store. But know let me show you what i created for this swap using the beautiful Maya Road products, and the super fun Mad 4 Plaid collection from Photoplay.
For my project, I wanted to recreate a Christmas tree just like the one my daughter is sit under in the picture. Since there are so many beautiful patterns in the Photoplay's Mad 4 Plaid collection, i tried to combined them all by using 1x12 in long strips to create paper rosettes. These were then glued -and stacked- to recreate the Christmas tree silhouette.
Once the entire tree shape was created, I started adding details to the center of each rosette using the sequin stickers from the Mad 4 Plaid sticker sheet, along with some of the Maya Road Pearl Button Trim, and Pearl Flower Trim that were cut individually, and glued to the center of each rosette.
To tie in the picture to the layout, I used a few wood tokens as centers for some of the rosettes -the wood tokens come from the Wood Classic Tokens, Wood Love Tokens, Wood Beloved Tokens - . A little bit of gold acrylic paint was all that was needed to add some shine to each of the tokens. In addition, since the papers color palette had some grey in it, i added some Silver Star Pins scattered at the edge of the tree.
Every tree needs a topper!, so I pulled some of the Snowflake Chipboard Set, and used gold foil on two of their matching snowflakes (same star, different sizes) to tie in with the gold shine in the wooden tokens; then just glued them together, and affixed it to the top paper rosette. Our Christmas tree usually has a large bow right under the star, so I added one of the White Pretty Resin Bow to recreate our Christmas tree.
The Photoplay's Mad 4 Plaid collection comes filled with gorgeous papers, and super fun stickers and die cut pieces. I used some of the stickers to create clusters around the picture, and one of the die cut pieces "SHINE" serves as the title for this project. To make the small title/die cut pop, i used the Sparkle and Die Steel Die set to create a few star sequin from some of the 6x6 papers from the collection, and then just glued them around the title.
Here is a close up of one of the clusters around the picture, once again, i used a combination of embellishments, plus I added my favorite charm from the Ken Oliver Heart & Key Charm set to the cluster. Remember there is a promotion going -30%off the entire collection- on this entire month on all Ken Oliver's collection on the Maya Road on line store.
A few flickers of gold paint, and a few lines of journal complete the page. Can i say that the beautiful Maya Road along with the Mad 4 Plaid collection from Photoplay made it easy to document a memory in July (it was a humid day the day i created this page!!).
Remember to stop by the blog to check all the projects created this week, and leave a comment on each entry, there will be a prize for a lucky comment. As usual, let me know if you have questions on how this came together.
Hello Roadies! This month we are doing a swap with Photoplay Paper! I used the brand-spanking new Christmas line Mad 4 Plaid, mixing in lots of Maya Road Vintage Charms and Ken Oliver Charms.
I wanted to get as many of the gorgeous papers on this layout as possible, so I decided to create a big title using Frosty, St. Nick, Trim the Tree, Merry and Festive papers from the Mad 4 Plaid collection pack. I cut the large title on my Silhouette and adhered it to my layout, then went through and machine-stitched with white thread for lots of fun texture.
My photo is slightly smaller than 4x6, so I used the Grey+, Green+ and Red+ papers to mat it, adding in a few cardstock stickers to the left for more layers. I added in a Wood Wild & Free Token over the stickers. The bottom right of the photo has another sticker with a token, this time I flipped the token over and used the blank side as a base for the Bottle Brush Tree.
There are tons of stickers in the Mad 4 Plaid collection, so I scattered the sequins and stars all over my page for more whimsy and color on the white background paper.
We are excited to be giving away a $20 coupon to the Maya Road online store to celebrate this blog hop.
One winner for the prizes will be chosen from entries on all of the blog posts here on the Maya Road Blog about the swap, including this one. Winner will be announced here on the blog next week. So stop by and comment each day for a chance to win! Be sure to also stop by Photoplay and social media for lots of inspiration as well!
I had so much fun making a Christmas layout in July! You can find all the Ken Oliver charms 30% off for the month of August HERE.
Hello Roadies! It's Yasmin here on the blog today and It's been a while since I've posted anything on the blog but I'm back today with a little project I've made. Hopefully you will like it as much as I do.
I love to rummage around down at the shoreline where I live and you can find all sorts of things that's floated in from the ocean. So I collect interesting pieces of driftwood and this time I figured that I wood just make a little boat.
So the boat is made by pieces of driftwood and twigs. I decorated it with paper to make sails added lace and other things. To keep the sails to the mast I used Maya Road Twine and it worked perfectly!
The Canvas banners where perfect in the top of the mast along with one of the star wooden buttons. I also use the new die set "Sand and Sea" to die cut out the words Sea and a couple of starfish.
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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!
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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?!
Today I would like to share with you my "shine" layout, a birthday party photo with my family members taken at home, a simple birthday party.
I love to do fussy cutting on layouts, but the most interesting part playing with the cuts is adding some more die-cuts using just white cardstock, they pop up so cool. I love those beautiful new butterfly and leaf dies from Maya Road, of course I love all others too :)
Ok, let's go back to our featuring "charms" this month. I added a link of charms using twine, placed on top of my fussy cutting flowers, acrossing the bottom of the page. What I want to show with this link of clock charms is ~ time over time...... we can still "Shine Together". Happy Birthday!