I’m so excited to bring you this week’s Featured Company which is also a returning company: Maya Road!    We are long time fans of Maya Road and are so happy they have returned. 

About Maya Road

Maya Road was born in 2003. Two sisters, Deborah and Caroline, were spending the weekend together, and went shopping for all of the latest scrapbooking supplies. As they browsed the aisles, they were struck by how difficult it was to find unique scrapbooking products and how expensive products were. They started chatting about products they wanted to see, and they brainstormed how they could combine their business knowledge and design skills to produce the unique products for scrapbooking. Thus, Maya Road was formed.

After much soul-searching, they decided to launch Maya Road nationally with 38 unique products at HIA (the prior name for CHA Tradeshow) in 2004. Since then Maya Road has added over 2000 new products to their line. Creative items include such as chipboard, trims, twines, metals, Maya Mists, embellishments and more.

Maya Road was founded on a belief in each person’s creative ability and on the commitment to making high quality scrapbooking products available and affordable to everyone. Maya Road believes that scrapbooking and memory keeping should be an everyday event available to everyone.

Our signature products are carried in over 1000 scrapbooking stores in the US, Australia, Canada, the UK and beyond. People often ask where the term “Maya Road” comes from. Maya is actually a combination of nicknames, Caroline and Deborah, had as kids. They looked up “Maya” and realized it meant “The Art of Creation” and thus, Maya Road was born.

Follow Maya Road on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube and on their Design Team Blog

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/mayaroad

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mayaroad

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/mayaroad/

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/MayaRoadJourney/videos


Special Maya Road Guest Designer

Today we also have a special Maya Road Guest Designer. Caroline Lau is one of the owners of Maya Road as well as designs for the company.  We are so excited to have her showcase her work today on Paper Crafter’s Library. You can leave a comment below the post telling us what you like about her projects for a chance to win the Maya Road prize package shown below.
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You can see Caroline’s fabulous projects below, but first, here is a little more about her:

501carolinelauheadshotCaroline Lau is one of the partners/owners of Maya Road. Caroline started Maya Road at the end of 2003 with her sister. After a long career as a Chemical Engineer, Caroline left her job to work on Maya Road full time over 8 year ago. Caroline’s work has been published in magazines such as Creating Keepsakes, Scrapbooks, Etc, Paper Crafts, Memory Makers and Somerset Studio.

 

She is thrilled to be able to travel around to share with everyone her love of Maya Road products!In addition to Maya Road, Caroline enjoys spending time with her family – David (husband) and two kids (Noah and Olivia). Caroline also enjoys soccer, sewing, running and yoga.

Maya Road Card Projects

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Supplies needed:

Card 1
Card base – White

Patterned paper (Bo Bunny Dots)
Maya Road Vintage Pale Pink Pearl Pins
Maya Road Vintage Pearl Butterfly Pins
Maya Road Alterable Wood Buttons
Maya Road Canary Paper Twine Cording
Maya Road Fabric Leaves
Maya Road Earth Paper Twine Cording
Maya Road Tiramisu Twine Cording
Maya Road Card Sentiments Stamp Set
Adhesive
Scissors
Foam Dots
Paper Trimmer
Black Ink Pad
Acrylic Block

Instructions

1.Cut the pink patterned dot paper to fit on card base. Leave a 1/4″ white edge showing so cut your pink paper 1/2″ smaller than the card base for the length and width.
2. Free hand cut the green heart and attach it to the pink paper. Attach the pink paper to the card base.
3. Cut three – 2″ long pieces of the Canary Paper Twine Cording. Unravel each and twist slightly in the middle to form three bow tie shaped pieces. Glue them together as shown to form flower. Add large Alterable Button to the middle.
4. Cut a 4″ long piece of the Earth Paper Twine Cording. Curl as shown and attach to the back of the flower.
5. Attach the fabric leaf to the back of the flower.
6. Take a 5″ piece of the Tiramisu Twine Cording and tie a bow. Attach to the back of the flower.
7. Attach the flower to the card and add the two pins.
8. Stamp the sentiment onto the green patterned paper. Cut out. Attach to the card with foam dots.

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Card 2
Card base – White
Patterned paper (Bo Bunny Dots/ Fancy Pants/ MME)
Maya Road Crystal Pin
Maya Road Alterable Wood Buttons
Maya Road Cloud Twine Cording
Maya Road Blue Mojito Twine Cording
Maya Road Card Sentiments Stamp Set
Maya Road Canary Yellow Tu-Tu Tulle
Maya Road Mini Wood Ruler
Orange Brad (Jenni Bowlin)
Adhesive
Scissors
Foam Dots
Paper Trimmer
Black Ink Pad
Acrylic Block

 

Instructions.
1.Cut the lace paper to fit onto the card base. Leave a 1/4″ white edge showing so cut your pink paper 1/2″ smaller than the card base for the length and width. Next cut the dot paper a 1/2″ smaller than the lace paper for the length and width.
2. Glue patterned papers together and onto card.
3. Take a 5″ long piece of the Tu-Tu Tulle. Roll into a spiral to form a flower. Add a small Alterable Button to the middle. Trim the excess tulle so that the diameter of the flower is about 1.5″.
4. Cut two two leaves free hand from patterned paper. Glue to the back of the flower.
5. Cut a 4″ long piece of the Cloud White Paper Twine Cording. Curl and attach to the back of the flower.
6. Stamp the sentiment onto the orange patterned paper. Cut out.
7. Assemble the card. Add the ruler, flower, brad and pin.
8. Tie a bow using 5″ of Blue Mojito Twine Cording. Attach to card.
9. Attach the word sentiments with foam dots.

 

We hope you have enjoyed today’s feature. We want to extend a sincere thank you to Caroline Lau for her fabulous project and Maya Road for sharing their company with us. Be sure to visit Maya Road to see more of their great products.

In order to enter the give-away to win the fabulous Maya Road prize package shown above, please leave us a comment in the comments section of this post. Winner will be announced next Wednesday on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog!

65 replies on “Featured Company: Maya Road”

  1. Your projects sre beautiful, and I especially love it that you included instructions! Thank you so much!

  2. I love Maya Road products. So great to see them featured here. And….that is one awesome giveaway!

  3. Your cards are a breath of spring after a long winter…loved them both. Also love Maya Road products!

  4. What I love about this card is the use of:
    Maya Road Vintage Pale Pink Pearl Pins
    Maya Road Vintage Pearl Butterfly Pins
    Maya Road Alterable Wood Buttons
    Maya Road Canary Paper Twine Cording
    Maya Road Fabric Leaves
    Maya Road Earth Paper Twine Cording
    Maya Road Tiramisu Twine Cording
    Maya Road Card Sentiments Stamp Set
    Great Job! TFS. Thanks for the Chance to Win.

  5. Love these fun cards! I love the Maya Road line of products…. the embellishments are all fabulous!

  6. Cute and colorful cards. I really like
    the paper twine and the tulle used
    on them. Really adds to the results.
    Carla from Utah

  7. I love this line of products. So many options and such beautifully designed embellishments. I really love the vintage lace flowers used on this weeks card. YUM!!!

  8. Met Caroline Lau at the Crop & Create in Markham. Took her class, it was my first time seeing the Maya Road products. Love, love, Maya Road.

  9. Thanks for a chance to win some of these wonderful products. I love everything they have!!

  10. Both cards are beautiful Caroline, thank you for sharing such detailed instructions. I especially like how you did the petals for both flowers (like many others), using the Maya Road paper twine cording and the Maya Road Canary Yellow Tu-Tu Tulle. I love making flowers using anything I can get my hands on — so it was very special to see yours. Thank you!!

  11. Both cards are darling. Love the polka dot papers and the little stick pins are wonderful. They help to add that special touch to the cards.

  12. Lovely cards. Love the tulle flower. Maya Road ribbons are the best. Thanks for the chance!

  13. I love the organic look of these cards. The colors and textures and embellishments all add to the effect. I think the Card Sentiments stamp set is amazingly versatile. I always enjoy your feature on different companies, especially companies that have their starts like Maya Road.

  14. Your card this week is really lovely. Made me feel happy just watching you make it. Maya Road have some wonderful embellishments for us scrapbookers and card makers that add that zing we all love

  15. I love your cards….thanks for sharing how to make them. Your job is my dream job. I would love to be able to work in the crafting industry. How exciting to go to work everyday to know that you will be surrounded by such inspirational products. I love the little rulers! Thanks for a chance to win the prize and I am so glad that two sisters started Maya Road…good for them and good for us!

  16. I love the delicate balance of pop of color with lots of white space. These are very inspirational cards. And who would not love the use of the tulle and crepe paper to make the flowers. My favorite things of Maya Road are the wooden embellies–these rulers are new on my wish list!

  17. thanks for the opportunity to win this product. thank you very much for sharing this card and giving me inspiration

  18. I love \Maya Road embellshments – especially the ribbons and tulle! Thanks for the chance to win some of their products.

  19. I think your style, designs, colors, and textures are very unique and I love the way you put them
    all together and make an eye catching card using your products. Thank you for a way of
    using the products and sharing some ideas to use them on.

  20. Love those yellow flowers! They’re simple and eye-catching! I am a big fan of Maya Road products!

  21. Maya Road has so many beautiful and unique products, I want to use them all!

  22. Simply beautiful cards with wonderful products. Thanks so much for sharing.

  23. Thank you for sharing Caroline’s projects! She is a good choice as a designer for Maya Road! Thanks for the chance to win great products! You made my Friday!

  24. I had the pleasure of meeting Caroline Lau and attending one of her classes at a Scrapbooking event. What a pleasure. She is a very sweet, generous and kind AND a very patient teacher. Thanks for the giveaway.

  25. I simply adore Maya Road products. Most of my layouts consist of Maya Road. Would love to win anything Maya Road.

  26. Absolutely darling….I so love the unique flowers using tulle and cording which I have never seen before. Very interesting. Thank you so much for sharing.

  27. Caroline, your designs give me the happies! I love the use of color, too. Maya Road products are the best.

  28. Beautiful Cards! Love the flowers and simple appearance of each. I have heard of Maya products but have never been able to find any of their products where I live so I could try them. Would love to win amd make some cards for special people in my life. Thank you for the chance to win!

  29. I love the simplicity of the cards they are beautiful. I love the bright colors and the unique ideas she has used.

  30. I really enjoyed reading the amazing story of how Maya Road came into being such a successful company. It’s amazing what can happen when families, especially sisters, join together. I really liked the card with the tulle. It’s a very happy card. Thank you for sharing your story and your art. Both were beautiful.

  31. Love Maya Road products – they are all unique – would love to win the “candy” up for grabs.
    Enjoyed the cards that were shared with us – love the crepe paper idea used on the cards.

  32. Love Maya Road and would love to use this prize. Thanks for the great instructions for both cards. Love them.
    TFS.

  33. I love the flowers. I will have to look for the Maya Road products. Thank you for the chance to win these products.

  34. I’ve always loved Maya Road but now that I know the history of the sisters’ start, I love it more!

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