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Monday, April 25, 2011

Take a left turn on........ Maya Road!

That's right!

If you'll follow our directions...we insist you take a turn onto Maya Road!

We're so excited to bring you yet another new company to spotlight this week!

One whose products seem to be everywhere you look, always offering brilliant new products and equally brilliant ways to use them! (we only hope we can do them justice too!)


All this week our amazing group of Glue Girls will share with you idea after idea for using Maya Road's unique products! And we would like to invite you to visit their Designer Blog (one of our Glue Girls is a Maya Roadie too...Jenny Chesnick!) and support their team and blog! We're certain there will be some fun chances to win all week long!!

Up first today Glue Girl Andrea Budjack has the sweetest pillow...perfect for a little girl or big girl's room. We love that Andrea used a Maya Road canvas dress as the inspiration for her pillow! (just a note...GlueArts Fabric Bond works perfectly with Maya Road canvas!)

Designer Grace Tolman brings us a fun, useful toolbox with clear instructions for how you too can make this!




Create Pillow
Designer: Andrea Budjack


Supplies:
Glue Arts Glue Gun
Glue Arts Fabric Bond
Maya Road (canvas dress and stick pin)
Fabric
Ribbon - www.prairiebirdboutique.etsy.com
Embrodiery Thread
Pillow Fill
Vintage Buttons
Felt - www.lupin.etsy.com
Glass Pearl Bead

Instructions:
1. Cut out two 10” squares of fabric.
2. Cut out 5” strips of fabric, stitch together to create 10” band. Press seams with iron.

3. Using Glue Arts Fabric Bond, run along band and iron on to one 10” square (pillow front). Stitch sides.
4. Apply Glue Arts Fabric Bond to Maya Road canvas dress and iron to front of pillow.
5. Cut 1” x 6” strips of fabric, stitch and gather. Apply Glue Arts Fabric Bond to dress and iron on each layer of ruffled fabric. Stitch ribbon to top of skirt.
6. Cut 2” x 10” strip of fabric and stitch to pillow front. Using a pen, write word “create” and embroider. Stitch on buttons.
7. With right sides together, stitch pillow, turn right side out and fill. Stitch pillow opening.
8. Using Glue Arts Glue Gun, add felt details to dress.

9. Add pearl bead to Maya Road stick pin and insert.



Altered Toolbox
Designer: Grace Tolman


Supplies:
GlueArts Glue Glider Pro, Ribbon Adhesive, U Cut It Foam and Adhesive Squares
Wooden toolbox
Pattern papers, letter stickers
Chipboard banner shapes and frames from Maya Road plus felt birds 
gross grain 1” ribbon
Baker’s twine
White Paint 


Instructions:
Step 1: Gather your supplies.
Step 2: Paint your chipboard shapes first. I added a few coats of white acrylic paint to cover the raw chipboards. Set aside and let it dry. 
Step 3: Measure your wooden toolbox to correspond to the papers that you will cut then cut the papers into size. 
Step 4: For the inside sides of the box, make one first to fit and then use that as a template to make the other one. 
Step 5: To create the hole where the handle will go, use a ½” circle punch. 
Step 6: Gather all the cut up pattern paper shapes and start adhering them onto the toolbox with the Glue Glider Pro.
Step 7: Trim and sand the edges of the papers for a finished look. 
Step 8: After looking at the covered box, I decided to add some more paper to the inside of the box (sides and bottom)
Step 9: Adhere a strip of ribbon adhesive on the edge of the wooden toolbox. I feel it was easier to adhere the glue strip onto the toolbox rather than adhering it to the ribbon first and then to the toolbox. This also allowed me for a neater ribbon all the way around because I had both hands to make sure it’s aligned properly without getting adhesive stuck on my fingers. Next, adhere the ribbon.
Step 10: When the banner shapes have dried, add that to one side of the toolbox and layer with chipboard letters. Tie the shapes together with some baker’s twine. Then adhere the whole thing with some adhesive squares. 
Step 11: Adhere the frames on both long ends of the toolbox with some adhesive squares. Add some cut-it up foam onto felt birds and adhere that to the center of the frames. 

And your toolbox is ready to be used!!!




Thank you all for the amazing week we had last week with Epiphany Crafts! We truly value your comments and loved reading about how many of you were new to Epiphany and were inspired to hopefully go out and purchase some products for yourself! We would like to announce last week's winner:

Clare G said...


I'm in awe at all of the adorable projects this week. I love how simply you can create coordinating accessories and embellishments with this nifty little tool and of course the wonderful Glue Arts adhesives.


71 comments:

  1. That is such a cute pillow! I love it! I had no idea that Glue arts had fabric bond! Wow I am so excited! The tool box is so cute I love all the awesome Maya road!! Cant wait to see everything from this week!! AWESOME!

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  2. Love Maya Road!! That pillow and toolbox are both AMAZING!! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  3. Beautiful projects!!!! The pillow is just so stinkin' cute and the toolbox is just adorable. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. For sure I'd love this prize!! Maya Roads plus Glue Arts equals FABULOUS!

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  5. Andrea's pillow is so cute and wouldn't Grace's tool box make a great Mother's Day gift? Looking forward to another inspiring week.

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  6. Cute projects! I love the fabric- nice change from paper.

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  7. Congratulations to last weeks winner! Today's project looks fantastic.

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  8. I love the projects! The pillow is so cute and that tool box is adorable.

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  9. Love the way you spotlight a different company each week. It keeps me drooling. Great projects and can't wait to see the rest of the week.

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  10. Great projects! Maya Road and Glue Arts will be a great pairing!

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  11. I really love the TOOL box!!

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  12. those projects are ADORABLE!!! I must have that pillow! so cute. Excited to see what we have in store this week, I love Maya Road!

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  13. I love that tool box! And the pillow is perfect for a new little seamstress.

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  14. Another Great week with Glue Arts & Maya Road!! I love these projects, the tool box is too cute!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!
    debpaint16@aol.com

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  15. Just love Maya Road products what super wonderful projects today!

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  16. Fabulous projects!!! I have never used Maya Road and love their prints already! I would love to win some of their goodies and of course I can ALWAYS use Glue Arts!!!

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  17. Love the tool box! I definitely need to get some of that fabric bond!

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  18. OH I just love that pillow. I have used some of Maya Road embellishements, and chipboard, but never fabric. Of course I attach them to my projects with Glue Arts!

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  19. The pillow ROCKS! And so does the tool box. Just when I think that the projects can't get any better.....

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  20. Today's projects are fabulous--can't wait to see what is next.

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  21. I wouldn't mind a stroll on Maya Road at all! Great projects and this will be a super fun week!

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  22. Great projects! I love Maya Road and I love your Ribbon Adhesive! Thanks for the contest, I know that whatever is in the prize will be wonderful!
    LizW in TX
    awest424 at att dot net

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  23. Both of these projects are fantastic!!!
    Michelle
    mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com
    http://peanutbutterandjellydesigns.blogspot.com

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  24. Love the pillow and the tool box. What great and unique projects. Thanks for a chance to win a great prize pack, even without the photo, I know it will be great.
    jeannett_mcgee@comcast.net

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  25. How I heart Maya Road, and I am so inspired with all the creations. I hope to win, I am in need of Glue Arts everything!

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  26. Love altered projects so much! Thanks for sharing your creativity!!!

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  27. Love that pillow and tool box! Great projects!!

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  28. Great projects! I love Maya Road!

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  29. You guys are just so creative!! Love the detailed instructions. Thanks!

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  30. OHHHHHHHHHHH what Fabulous projects!!! Love the how to's!!!! Thanks for sharing with us!!!

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  31. Awesome projects..I love the fabric idea. This has giving me some ideas...thanks for sharing...

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  32. Love the pillow and the toolbox!!! Sweet! :-)

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  33. These projects look like fun, thanks for sharing, Jan in TN

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  34. The projects are wonderful. I love Maya Road. Have to try that pillow.

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  35. I have always loved Maya Road...thanks for spotlighting their products this week. The pillow is so darn cute! Just love it. I would love to try your fabric bond! It seems so easy and really opens possiblities. The tool kit rocks! Love it!

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  36. Wow, what great projects shown today! I love the adorable little dress and also the fun tool box. Thanks for sharing all your talent with us today. :D

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  37. Fantastic projects, these are really adorable. The colors are so bright and cheery!

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  38. Maya Road has such cute stuff! Love the projects today!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. Two things I never would have thought of: gluing a pillow design (adorable), and decorating an old fashioned tool box (charming and utilitarian). Great ideas.

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  40. Awesome ideas that I would not have thought of. Can't wait to see what you have tomorrow.

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  41. adorable projects and products
    sse6@juno.com

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  42. More fantastic projects from your amazing design team!

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  43. I love Maya Road but have not had any luck locating in my lss so I guess I will have to do the Online thing. Of course If I win this marvelous prize I can put that off for a while. TF the chance to win.
    Debbie
    http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
    debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

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  44. How funny! My son just made a tool box like this one for boy scouts and I have been trying to figure out what to do with it. You just gave me serious inspiration! Thanks.

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  45. I love ANYTHING Maya Road! This give-away is fantastic. Thanks for sharing!

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  46. I wish I was a little more crafty, but I need more time! oh, and having the right supplies doesn't hurt either. I would love to win.

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  47. I have several of these kind of tool boxes I bought on sale last year and want to decorate for my scrapbuddies. I was so gald to see this project. TFS

    pennyspad at sbcglobal dot net

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  48. I love the pillow - adorable! I adore everything Maya Road, so thank you for such an amazing giveaway!

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  49. You always feature such creative and darling projects! Love your blog!

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  50. Great projects! How cool that you have teamed up with Maya Road, one of my favorite companies. Thanks for the chance to win a great prize! Anne, yourmainestamper

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  51. I love the Maya Rd products and this glue Arts blog. Thanks for all of the great ideas.

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  52. What a fab collab!!! Love, adore, swoon over Maya Road products!!! And of course, I'm stuck on Glue Arts! Thanks so much for showcasing these gorgeous projects!

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  53. What a fantastic projects here- I love your glue and Maya Road things- so it's win- win
    So much hope to get something -LOL

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  54. Such awesome projects! That pillow is the sweetest thing ever, and the toolbox is beautiful and useful. Truly adorable, both!

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  55. What great products you get to sponsor you- LOVE Maya Road and love the projects -cushion- so cute Tool box so out of the box and so useful

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  56. What sweet projects! The little pillow is adorable!

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  57. I love Maya Road! Especially their chipboard albums. But this pillow is soooo pretty!!! What a beautiful project!

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  58. Love the pillow! thanks for sharing.

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  59. wow- great projects! i have got to try some of those canvas pieces - sooo adorable! Can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeves this week :)

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  60. GORGEOUS projects--looooooooooove that fabric glue runner! :)

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  61. Love Maya Road and their owners. Andrea is soooo smart. Great job!

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  62. What an AWESOME project!! That pillow is too cute!! I sure hope I'm the lucky winner!! =)
    THANKS for the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK, I can't wait to see what other fun projects we'll be seeing this week!! =)

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  63. Too cute. These projects are great!!!

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  64. Love to see ways to incorporate decorative stitching into projects. :) Neato!

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  65. Love the pillow!!!

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  66. I just love that pillow ... awesome giveaway - THANK YOU!!

    Love, Tracy G

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