Maya Road Week: Day 4

It’s Day 4 of Maya Road week on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog!  We’re thrilled to be partnering with Maya Road for a week filled with fantastic project ideas featuring Maya Road Products.  Since discovering the Maya Road booth at CHA, we’ve been absolute Maya Road Junkies – or to use Maya Road terminology – “Roadies”.  They have such a fantastic array of products which can act as building blocks to just about any project you can think of – they’ve got tons of chipboards, albums, trims, trinkets, Mists, stamps, rub-ons…..and that doesn’t even scratch the surface!

Every day this week we’ll be featuring projects both from Maya Road Design Team members as well as some of our Paper Crafter’s Library Designers/Educators. As part of this week’s projects we – and the Maya Road Design Team challenged ourselves to create as many different projects as we could with the collection of Maya Road products shown below. Our goal was to show you how incredibly versatile these products are and how many different looks you can achieve with them. I have to tell you, I was blown away in seeing every one’s projects and what a different spin everyone puts on those same products. So as the week progresses, you’re going to see these products appearing over and over again in the projects.   For ongoing inspiration using Maya Road products be sure to visit the Maya Road blog or the Maya Road Facebook page.

Maya Road Prize Pack

As with our other manufacturer spotlights, at the end of this week two lucky winners will receive a Maya Road prize pack. Winners will be drawn from all the comments left here on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog or the Paper Crafter’s Library Facebook page. Remember, each comment you leave is one entry, so be sure to visit every day not only for the great project ideas, but also to enter your name into our give-away.  One winner will receive the goodies shown below which includes 5 rolls of May Road’s awesome twine cording each with over 100 yards, and 8 of their wooden spools.  The second winner will receive the prize pictured below that, which is an assortment of the same products we used in our projects throughout the week along with a few different trims.

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.

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 Maya Road Designer Project 

May Raod Day 4Our Maya Road Designer today is Lisa Pace.  You can see her amazing project below, but first, here is a little more about Lisa:

Lisa Pace lives in Frisco, Texas with her husband and two daughters. Lisa started scrapbooking in 2006. Her first book “Delight In The Details,” was published in January of 2010 by North Light Books/F+W Media Inc.  In November of 2011, Lisa collaborated with Pink Persimmon and released her vintage inspired stamp line “Antiquated Collection by Lisa M. Pace”. In January of 2012 her second book “Delight In The Seasons” was published by North Light Books/F+W Media Inc.

Lisa is the Special Projects Coordinator for Maya Road and a signature designer with Blossom Bucket, Inc. who she recently designed a vintage inspired jewelry line which is scheduled to debut in January 2013. Lisa recently started working on her third technique based book with North Light Books/F+W Media Inc., which is scheduled for publication in January 2014.

You can find Lisa’s wide variety of mixed media classes, online workshops and tutorials on her blog at

Fly ~ 8” x 10” Inspirational Canvas

Maya Road Day 4

Supplies Used:

Maya Road – Love Hangers, Canvas Triangle Banners, Mini Kraft Tags, Turquoise Twine Cording, Coffee Brown Mini Gingham Trim, Leaf Zipper Trim, Turquoise and Yellow Ruffle Flowers, Jonathan Alpha Chipboard, Ornate Vintage Butterflies Stamp, Vintage Lace Mums – Apple

Ranger Industries – Archival Ink Jet Black ~ Diamond Stickles ~ Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo , Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint Clear Rock Candy, Tim Holtz Distress Markers Mustard Seed, Spun Sugar, Barn Door, Dusty Concord, Faded Jeans ~ Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paints Traditional Tan, Blank Canvas, Charcoal Black, Claudine Hellmuth Studio Multi –Medium Matte, Claudine Hellmuth Studio Artist Brushes

Misc: Basic Scrapbook Supplies, Fabric Adhesive, Vintage Book Pages, Watercolors, Word Stickers

About the project:

For this project, I wanted to create an inspirational canvas for my daughter, Ansley. She graduates High School in a few days and thought this would be a fun piece for her to have filled with lots of inspirational words.

 Maya Road Day 4

Once I attached the book pages to the canvas I decided to give the background a slight conservatory feel and used the ornate vintage butterflies stamp set to create the background. Once stamped using markers I colored in each of the butterflies then carefully accented each one with diamond stickles. While the diamond stickles was drying I painted a scallop edge all around the canvas and the Jonathan alpha chipboard letters “fly”. After the paint and stickles dried I completely covered the entire top of the canvas using clear rock candy crackle paint and set it aside to dry.

 Maya Road Day 4

While the crackle paint was drying I arranged the mini kraft tags as I wanted them to appear on the canvas then decided on which word stickers (always, dream, love, smile, grow, adore, &) to use for each tag. I then inked and distressed the edges of each tag and using a black pen outlined each word sticker. Once I had the mini kraft tags arranged as I liked I applied watercolor to three canvas triangle banner pieces. Once these dried I attached a Jonathan alpha chipboard piece to each banner to spell out “fly”. I then attached the canvas triangle banner pieces to the turquoise twine cording, tied a bow and attached each end of the turquoise twine cording to a love hanger.

Once everything was completely dry I attached the kraft mini tags, the vintage mum – apple, a bow created from coffee brown mini gingham trim, the love hanger mini “fly” banner and turquoise and yellow ruffle flowers as shown. To accent the edge of the canvas I attached leaf zipper trim all along the outer edge.

Don’t forget you still have a chance to win our giveaway! Make sure to go read the details on this post.

Hugs! Lisa M. Pace

Paper Crafter’s Library Designer Projects

With the end of the school year just around the corner, our first project for today with a free video tutorial is a simple card with a masculine feel to it – perfect for a tween or teenage boy.  In this card Tracy uses the zipper trim and canvas banner to create an arrow depicting encouragement for her son to keep moving forward.  

Download the pdf handout here

You can watch a video on how Tracy created this Way 2 Go card below.


Our next project for today is our Paper Crafter’s Library Member exclusive project – and it’s an Altered Spool Frame.  I started by cutting down a wooden dowel of approximately 1/4″ diameter and then I glued it inside a wooden spool using a hot glue gun.  The spool measures about 1 1/2″ wide by 2″ high.  I painted the spool and dowel in yellow.  I wrapped Maya Road Blackberry Twine Cording around the spool and then tied some in a bow around the bottom of the dowel.  The scalloped frame was created using two pieces of Maya Road chipboard which I embossed with my Wow! Black Glint embossing glitter.  The little cluster of embellishments was created using two of the ruffled flowers, some Maya Road tulle and a couple of Maya Road trinket pins.

The picture below is a close-up of the embellishment cluster we created.

This last picture is a close up of the back of the frame.  Both pictures – the front and the back were taken when my husband and I went on a Mediterranean Cruise.

There is a video tutorial and handout for this project available to our Paper Crafter’s Library members.

So there you have it! Day 4 of our celebration of Maya Road! I hope you have enjoyed all the projects that our design team and the Maya Road design team have created for you.

A Bit About Paper Crafter’s Library

The world of paper crafting is HUGE! Whether you are a beginner, or you’ve been creating for years, the sheer number of different products, tools, techniques and project ideas can be overwhelming. After spending 6 years helping thousands of paper crafters around the world become more successful in the creative space through her series of kits, digital tutorials and online classes, Andrea Walford began looking for a new approach to education. In 2011 she launched Paper Crafter’s Library – the first, and still to this day, only website that provides an all-in-one learning solution for paper crafters. With almost 800 videos currently in their library and 4-5 new videos added each week, Paper Crafter’s Library offers comprehensive training on products, tools, techniques, and project ideas. From beginner through to advanced, whether your interest is in stamping, card making, scrapbooking, creating 3D items or altered art – you’ll find all the resources you need to navigate the world of paper crafting in ONE place, organized and indexed so that it’s quick and easy to find.

Be sure to sign up for our free email newsletter which features weekly video tutorials. For more information about Paper Crafter’s Library and how we can help you take your paper crafting to the next level, check out the Benefits of Becoming a Member.

Maya Road Give-Away

To enter to win one of the Maya Road prize packs please leave your comment below. Winners will be drawn from all the comments left either here on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog or the Paper Crafter’s Library Facebook page. For ongoing inspiration using Maya Road products be sure to visit the Maya Road blog or the Maya Road Facebook page.  Be sure to take a minute to stop by Lisa Pace’s blog and say hi as well, and of course check out all of her gorgeous creations.


44 replies on “Maya Road Week: Day 4”

  1. I hope I have been posting these right and I am on the right day. I love the zipper trim and everything everyone is doing with it. You have inspired me Thanks.


  2. I really love the board with all the little tags with the inspirational words! Thats definitely something I would do too. The other projects look a lot of fun to make!

  3. Great canvas, card and spool projects! Looks like fun to make all these!

  4. I just love the Zipper and Flag on the card! So smart and a unique embellishment that’s unisex depending on how else you embellish! AWESOME!!!

  5. Still lovin’ the projects. Particularly like the spritzers too….just like all the Maya Road products!!

  6. Each day brings a new surprise. I really liked the inspirational canvas that Lisa did for her daughter. I loved how it turned out, but also the meaning behind it. The card was a great idea and another use for the zipper trim that I never would have come up with on my own. Andrea’s altered spool frame is a lovely way to use twine that is unique. all of the Maya Roads products are so versatile, it makes me want to try my hand with them and see what I can come up with as well. Thanks for the giveaway and for all the fun, new techniques and ideas you have been showing here at PCL as well as over at the Maya road site this week!

  7. Love the tags on the first project they really stand out since they are kraft. Also love the use of the zipper.

  8. I love all the zipper trim and flowers by maya road, yes and all of it, really cannot choose what to say it is all so great. thanks for the insperation!

  9. The canvas is gorgeous – truly an inspiration piece! The zipper trim on the card is fabulous. I really like how it was unzipped and the pieces used back to back instead of traditionally.

  10. All the products are really great. The picture frame is really pretty with that glitter.

  11. love this card, inventive way to use the zipper, like how you used the WOW embossing powder to make your letters shine thanks for a great day

  12. That little spool photo display is so cute. Love it, and I love the zippers, I’ve been thinking all week I need to get some of those!

  13. thank you so much for posting this awesome tutorial. Lots of inspiration there to get those creative juices flowing

  14. I just love your card project. Pretty new to card making. Never thought of using the stampin up inkers to color chipboard. And I love the Maya Road embellishments. Zipper…who would have thunk it! LOVE IT! Keep up the great work!!!!!

  15. I like the spool wrapped with twine all by itself, but of course it is more special with your picture!

  16. I’m still new to papercrafting, so I love being able to see the different ideas for using product. Thanks for all this!

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