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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

It's a "Handmade" Maya Road Kind of Day...

Is there anything better than handmade?

We say there is...how about something handmade that is drop dead amazing!!!!!

Today we have more inspiring projects combining Maya Road and GlueArts. Maya Road offers chipboard and canvas products and GlueArts lineup of adhesives are the perfect fit for making those projects you dream up in your head stick!

Designer Kristen Swain made an incredible "handmade" banner! Little bits and bobs of this and that all held together with GlueArts. Consider making this with a family name or a friend's first name!! What a special gift that would be for Mother's Day! Designer Lelsey Langdon has an beautiful canvas album that will make you swoon! And it's a beautiful way to celebrate your family...and we hate to repeat ourselves...but yet again another beautiful gift for the upcoming Mother's Day holiday!!
 

"Handmade" Banner

Designer: Kristen Swain

Designer Tip: I love to leave the ends after I've sewn, I think the extra threads add a homemade look to my designs, one that only looks even more shabby chic then clipping them. 



Supplies:
Glue Arts- Extreme Adhesive Squares, Adhesive Squares
Maya Road- Canvas Banners, Chipboard banner, chipboard scalloped and small banners
Stamps and Chalkboard Spray Mist- Tattered Angels
Glitter- Joann's
Buttons- Doodlebug
Gems/sewing thread/twine/tulle- craft supply
crinkled ribbon- www.etsy.com/shop/scrapinkris
stars/keys- teresa collins
assorted chipboard pieces
cardboard
scallop punch- eksuccess
vellum
ink- tim holtz, stazon, andirondack
chipboard letters- American Crafts
flowers- prima



Instructions-
1. Spray chipboard banner pieces with Chocolate Chip Mint chalkboard mister. Let dry overnight.
2. Ink edges of canvas pieces with brown ink, then stamp butterflies with dark brown ink.
3. Sew doubled over pieces of tulle to backside of canvas pieces, ruffling with machine.
4. Squash down cardboard strips, peel off top layer, and punch strips, then use Extreme Adhesive Squares to attach to bottoms of teal tags, then stitch with machine.
5. Stamp butterflies with Staz-On onto vellum, let dry and cut out, then use Adhesive Squares to attach to tags.
6. Spray small banner pieces with Sand spray, then let dry, and stitch tops of with machine, then attach to tags with Extreme Adhesive Squares.
7. Use small strips of tulle and attach banner pieces together, then tie on small pieces of crinkled ribbon.
8. Attach various buttons, flowers, charms and chipboard pieces with Extreme Adhesive Squares to banners. Finish decorating with gems and twine.




Supplies:
Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares
Glue Arts Glue Glider MAX (Perma Tac Adhesive)
Maya Road (Canvas Album, Canvas Hearts, Binder Rings, Chipboard Banner, Trinket Pins, Chipboard Album Pieces)
Paint by Ranger Industries (Studio - Dash of Red and Classic Teal), and (Adirondack Dabber - Lettuce and Pool)
Chipboard Letters by Bo Bunny
May Arts Ribbon
Sticker Letters by Bella Blvd
Patterned Paper by My Mind's Eye (Lush)
Foam Letters by American Crafts
Spellbinders Die Templates (Labels Twenty)
Hemp Cord (White)



Instructions:
1. Paint all chipboard with one base coat of acrylic paint (ie RED), then add little splashes of other colors (ie GREEN and BLUE).

 2. Using the Glue Glider MAX, adhere patterned paper to some of the Maya Road chipboard album pieces. 

3. Sew canvas heart onto the cover.
4. Bind album together with binder rings. 
5. Gather photos together and place them in the album using Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares on the canvas, and the Glue Glider MAX Perma Tac Adhesive on the chipboard. If you have die cut LABEL templates, cut photos into shapes. 
6. String banner together, adhere chipboard pieces (banner) to the album with Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares.
7. Embellish album with ribbon, titles, letters, pins, journaling, etc.



Wow....wow really doesn't do today's projects justice though. Let's see...supercalifragilisticexpialidocious though does!lol

It's amazing when you stop and think...these are a group of women...essentially given the same GlueArts adhesives, the same beautiful Maya Road products however the end result could NOT be more diverse!!! And we just love that!

We'd like to hear what you love! Leave us some feedback and we'll enter you to win this wonderful prize package from GlueArts and our sponsor...Maya Road! Be sure to visit the Maya Road blog all week long for more ideas and ways to win! 

75 comments:

  1. I love Maya Road! Combine it with Glue Arts and you have fantastic stay-together projects :)

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  2. GORGEOUS banners!! It really is amazing what talents these ladies have! THanks for sharing!!

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  3. I love the details, so many ways, thanks for share this greats projects. Maya road and Glue arts rock!!!!

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  4. Great projects. Love the banner.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  5. awesome projects. Love the banner. thanks for the chance
    hugs from Brazil

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  6. Oh My....I just adore these projects!!!! That Banner is stunning and I adore the mini!!!!

    Thanks for sharing the how to's!!!! :-)

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  7. So creative. What wonderful projects!

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  8. I love the inspiration here!!! WOWZERS...what beautiful projects. T4S

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  9. Another day of great projects. Cute banner, and album.

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  10. The details on these projects are awesome, the Maya Road products are a great foundation for creativity.

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  11. Gorgeous projects!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. I love the detail and the amazing creativity of these designers.

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  13. Beautiful projects!! I love banners and this one is fabulous!

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  14. I love that banner! I can see it in pink and white for a Princess party, or in patriotic colors for an outdoor bbq for the 4th or just about anything, even inside in a baby's room or for a bay shower!

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  15. I've never "scrapped" with canvas before ... what a unique idea!!! The little canvas scrapbook is adorable, what a cool medium to experiment with :) I would assume that the Glue Arts products work very well indeed with the canvas products.

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  16. Seriously!!! More awesome projects!

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  17. these projects are so beautiful!!! what I love? I love to create, I love learning something new each day! I love when I'm driving and suddenly get an idea for a new project - I LOVE CREATIVITY!! IT ROCKS!!! yes it Rocks!!!

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  18. I love these project...canvas is such a wonderful material to work with! Love it...thanks for sharing!

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  19. Wonderful! I really like the way the small banner canvases were incorporated into the larger banner and the album all-in-all!

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  20. Love these projects, especially the mini albums! Maya Road and Glue Arts = a great week!

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  21. You asked "is there anything better than handmade?"
    I answer "YES---winning some great products to make something handmade!"

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  22. That banner is cute! I love what these gals did.

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  23. I love all the detail and the vintage/arsty look!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. I love banners. I always have, but especially now that so many different ones are being created!

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  25. I love the sweet little book! Mini books are wonderful gifts, and I need to make more! Thanks for sharing the projects today!
    Pam

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  26. Oh my goodness!!!! I don't know how many times I can say it, but your DT is the best out there!!! I LOVE these two projects. AMAZING!!!

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  27. The banner and the book are gorgeous!!! TFS!

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  28. another day of amazing projects!!!!!!!!!

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  29. great projects! Maya Road makes the best goodies! Love their canvas items!

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  30. Beautiful, beautiful projects!!!!

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  31. O my goodness - i love these! I don't even usually really like banners but I love this one and i want to make it right now! That little book is too sweet! i love making mini albums :) Thanks so much for the inspiration - you all rock!

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  32. love, love, love the banner and the mini album is uber cute!!! Thanks so much for always providing so much inspiration!

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  33. WOW what great projects...the banner is so pretty and the album is adorable. Mini albums are so fun..thanks for sharing

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  34. I love love love the Banner!!!! so adorable!!!

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  35. Both of these project make a statement and that is...INSPIRED! Thanks for sharing!
    Karen

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  36. It's all in the details. And the details on both these project are amazing. TFS

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  37. GOOOOOOOOOOORGEOUS! I love the details and that banner is AMAZING:) LOVE LOVE LOVE!

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  38. Fabulous projects today and wonderful products!

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  39. Wow, such beautiful projects!!!!!!

    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com
    http://scrappylandusa.blogspot.com

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  40. Great projects - off to the Maya Road blog to see what they have to show today.

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  41. LOVE LOVE LOVE that mini Album! the Banner is FAB! I`m on MR blog I love my chipboard! x

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  42. What creative women. Beautiful projects.

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  43. awesome banner and album. love the details.

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  44. That little canvas album is sooo cute. Great job.
    Linda S. in NE

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  45. Yet more fantastic projects!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  46. The canvas mini-album is really great! Many cool techniques and bright colors!

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  47. love it!!! Mays Road is my fave!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!
    best regards,
    Wanda

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  48. Great projects! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  49. Love Love Love the canvas banner! What a great partnership with Maya Road! Anne, yourmainestamper

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  50. I love the banner - beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  51. Great projects, thanks for sharing this fun blog share.

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  52. Maya Road is a league on its own...simply amazing with super-duper awesome creations and Glue Arts complete the delivery.

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  53. WOW!! What a fun combination!! =) I can't wait to see all of the other projects this week!! =)

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  54. LOVE LOVE LOVE Maya Roads and Glue Arts!!

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  55. I just love both! My favorite item in both of the projects are the mini canvas pennants. Using them as a banner and in a banner were great ideas! Thank you Glue Arts and Maya Roads for all the great inspiration you give us!

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  56. Not sure why it isnt posting my name (above comment) Laura- email is Lauraleelien@yahoo.com

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  57. Great projects and way to use Glue Arts! Love the inspiration! TFS
    jordanbev5@yahoo.com

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  58. I love banners, and these are fun variations on them - in both projects!

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  59. Super creative projects, love all the details!

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  60. Both projects are spectacular!

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  61. That banner is gorgeous! I just love it!

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  62. these albums and banners are so sweet love them both- very shabby chic

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  63. I have never used the canvas items before. I didn't know you can paint them. These projects are wonderful. Learning new stuff is such a treat.
    Thank you Maya Road & Glue Arts.

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  64. Not for sure which one I want to make first. These are both great projects!!! And what a great giveaway - thanks for the chance to win.

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  65. I did not realize all that you can do with Maya Rd products. I am loving what the DT is doing.

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  66. Awesome projects!! I love them all!!

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  67. Gorgeous banner. Love the soft look and colour choices! Always amazing things created here!

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  68. That Banner is awesome and I love the vibrant colours of the mini album ...

    Love, Tracy G

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