Welcome to Maya Road Week


Welcome to 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.

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

DT blog: http://mayaroad.typepad.com/dt/

Maya Road Design Project

Maya Road Day 1Our first Maya Road Designer is Shelley Haganman.  You can see  Shelley’s project below, but first, here is a little more about Shelley:

I have been scrapping since 2002 when my LSS opened. I started teaching classes there and did some Design Team work for Designs by Reminisce. Over the last 10 years I have designed for Maya Road, Zutter, Creative Therapy, Pink Trike Designs, and report for The Scrap Review.  Last year I had the pleasure of teaching a class hosted by Maya Road and The Crafty Scrapper at Artistic Journey in Texas.

In January 2012 I opened my first Etsy store called {a flair for buttons} where I currently design,make, and sell custom flair buttons.  I LOVE creating mini albums and altered projects. I have a deep love for Maya Road and all their incredible products. They are like family to me and I so enjoy working with them


“Grow” Magnetic Drawer Altered Project

Maya Road Day 1

Supplies used:
1. love hangers
2. canvas triangle banners
3. mini kraft tags
4. turquoise twine
5. coffee brown mini gingham trim
6. leaf zipper trim
7. turquoise and yellow ruffle flowers
8. jonathan alpha chipboard
9.  Ornate Vintage Butterflies stamp
10. Vintage Lace Mums

Miscellaneous items: Vintage sheet music, burlap, adhesive, Faber-Castell markers, pop dots.

About the project: For this project we were challenged to used only 10 Maya Road products. Now normally this would be very hard for me to do! I love Maya Road and limiting myself period would be a struggle. But for the sake of the challenge, 10 it is!

Maya Road Day 1

I decided to do an altered project. I found this little beauty at a flea market and knew it would be just perfect for this project. It is a wooden drawer with a metal back.  Perfect for using Maya Road goodies and some magnets.  I simply hand cut some of my vintage music paper, canvas, and burlap a bit wider then my Maya Road Lace Mum and stacked them to make my flowers.  I attached a piece of the brown gingham ribbon to act as the stems!  The butterflies were stamped twice, colored, and then one pop dotted on top of the other to give the butterflies some dimension.

 Maya Road Day 1

I used the twine to string my canvas triangles and then hung that by the metal hangers. I covered my nails holding the wire hangers with the cute ruffle flowers. The kraft tags were used as leaves.  At the bottom I just layered the zipper trim to create my “grass”.I used the chipboard alphabet to spell grow.  I then added magnets to  all the items on the drawer  so I could move them around and rearrange them.

Maya Road Day 1

 Maya Road Day 1

I had so much fun creating this little vingette and really enjoyed the challenge of using only 10 Maya Road items.  Now you get to take a look at the projects created by the Paper Crafter’s Library Designers/Educators:

Paper Crafter’s Library Designer Projects

As the week progresses, you’ll see a whole variety of different projects created – from this scrapbook layout, to cards, to altered items, to mixed media. We’re kicking off the week with a simple scrapbook page created by Tracy Wegener that showcases virtually all the products that Maya Road sent us, other than the red flower.  Tracy dyed the canvas banners using one of Maya Road’s Maya Mists to create a simple but colourful backdrop to the greeting.  We have a video tutorial below on how Tracy created this page.

Download the pdf handout here 

You can view a video on how Tracy created this scrapbook page below.

Part 1

Part 2

Tracy’s second project is the card you see below.  She used the Maya Road Ornate Butterfly stamp set to create the background of the card – she stamped it in VersaMark and then clear embossed over it.  The canvas flags were died using some Scattered Straw Distress Ink, and then stamped with a Wendy Vecchi script stamp to give them added texture.

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

So there you have it! Day 1 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 overwhelmingAfter 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.  

113 replies on “Welcome to Maya Road Week”

  1. I have been a huge fan of Maya Road products for years. Love the insperational projects I am itching to get started on some of my own now using some of the tools and ideas given. I would love to win one of the pize packs so thank you for the chance to win!

  2. Amazing ideas and great projects. I still don’t have any of Maya Road products but they will be my next buy.
    Thank you for share!

  3. Tracy, beautiful layout. Misting the banner was a great idea. I love the color you ended up with. Your card is also spectacular. I can’t wait to see what other projects will be created with Maya Road products.

  4. Maya Road is one of my favorites! Love their embellishments, ribbons, buttons, etc, etc!
    Great projects today!

  5. They make wonderful products, that’s for certain. Thanks for the background on how the company came into existence. I may be weird, but stories like this often make a difference in what companies I by from. I love success stories! 😉

  6. Ohhh! This looks like its going to be fun! These projects are great. Thanks for sharing and providing the “how to.”

  7. I am a ROADIE and would love more maybe for my Birthday tomorrow. Thank you for all that MR has inspired me through the years they just keep getting better just like PCL . You guys are awesome!

  8. I must be living under a rock because I had never heard of Maya Roads products before. What great papers and embellishments they have. I enjoyed the tutorial for the Happy Birthday layout and really thought that spraying the canvas banner added an extra burst of color to the page. I also loved how you used the chipboard alphabet letters and altered them to become so glossy, again they really added to the layout.

    I am so happy you are teamed up with Maya Roads this week because I know I am going to learn more about a great company and some cool products. I got my sister in into scrapbooking back in the early 2000’s so I enjoyed hearing how these two sister’s decided to start their own line of scrapbooking supplies. I appreciate that they took into account how expensive a hobby it can be!

    I hope to win the prize pack at the end of the week and get to play with their products on my own! Thanks to PCL and Maya Roads for offering this prize and for the week of ideas on how to use the products in different ways.

  9. Love these projects, and the premise of this week! Can’t wait to see all the different ways the designers use the products!

  10. Love, love, love Maya Road!!! Can’t wait to see all of the projects this week! Thanks for the chance to win some fabulous product!

  11. Thank you, thank you, for bringing us a week of Maya Road – another favorite company!! I so enjoy these weeks of wonderful products and crafting ideas, and thank you also for giving us the chance to win wonderful prizes 🙂

  12. The products of Maya Roads are so great and the projects are so wonderful. I’m looking forward for the next inspritation projects this week.
    Hugs, Uta

  13. wonderful LO love your videos and thanks for this coming week I liik forward to it

  14. What an awesome prize pack!!! Just love the little banner flags, especially how easy it is to color them with the mists. And the great flowers and other little coat hanger. I came here from YouTube, and just love all the other little projects pictured too, can’t wait to see more!

  15. Wonderful projects and products to work with ,love maya road.Looking forward to an inspiring week.Thanks for the chance to win awesome prizes.

  16. Thanks so much for sharing all the projects with us using Maya Road products ~ I’ve been a huge fan of their “Scrappy Goodness” for years, and would be thrilled to win! Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us this week…thanks!

  17. Maya Road is one of my favorites! Love their embellishments, ribbons, buttons, etc!
    Great projects today!
    I look forward to more great ideas throughout the week!

  18. Love, love, LOVE the products by Maya Rd. They have the most interesting little chipboard embellishments! Thanks for dedicating a week to this company, and for the opportunity to win some of their fantastic products!

  19. Love the projects!!! I’m not familiar with Maya Road but will be looking for their products in the future!!!

  20. Very nice projects today. Maya Road products are great. I have used some of them in the past and would love to win this week’s prize. I am looking forward to another great week of inspiration from PCL!

  21. Great projects! Love Maya Road products. Can’t wait to see this weeks creations.

  22. WOW!. I just LOVE what you have made this week. I have been a Maya Rd Fan for a long Time and I don’t know how you managed to stick to 10 only I know that would have been awfully difficult. I especially love your Altered Drawer and the Versatility of this conjures up so many uses. Great Job. Can’t wait too see what you do next………

    1. Sorry about the confusion in my Comment above The Altered Drawer was of course from Shelly not Tracy. I meant to say Card and then go on to Shelly’s Altered Drawer. In any case after sorting that out ( I Hope) ……ALL of the Projects this week are AWESOME. My Apologies…………

  23. I love your featured product weeks! I often see products but have no idea how to use them….thank goodness for Paper Crafter’s Library.

  24. I love Maya Road products. The DT have done a fabulous job on their projects. TFS.

  25. I like how you watered the mist down, it showed how versitile Maya road products can be 🙂

  26. Another wonderful week with you guys and a new product for me. Love what I see here and the maya products look wonderful. I need to check them out more. Thanks so much for sharing.

  27. You can always count on Maya Road for unique product. Love the drawer and card.

  28. I absolutely love the magnetic drawer project! Love all the products too! What talented people you have on this team! Great job!

  29. Wow, what amazing prizes! I love when you showcase a company’s products that are unfamiliar to me. Thank you!

  30. I’ve only been paper crafting for about 2 years. I was drawn to Maya Road from the first time I saw their products. There is something about the colors they use together that catches my eye, I love using the products.

  31. That drawer is super creative! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a metal-backed drawer in all my years of antiquing! Keeping my eye open for one of those! Terrific projects!

  32. Thank you for this opportunity to win Maya Road products. I love all their products. I really like the card with the banners stamped. GREAT Projects.

  33. Love all Maya Road products. Nice to see how to use them. Great ideas and inspiration.

  34. Love the projects!! I have quickly added your blog to my favorites list!!

  35. I really love the Maya Road products and am looking forward to an exciting and inspirational week.

  36. I do love Maya Road products. This scrapbook page is really beautiful. Thankyou for the chance!

  37. Enjoyed the new ideas and products by Maya Road! Until today must admit to never having seen or used these products. Would love to have that chance and thank you Maya Road and Papercrafters for a chance.
    Have a Blessed Day.

  38. Enjoyed all the projects. Clever use of the zipper to make “grass” in the altered drawer! Love vintage, and May Road stuff makes it easy.

  39. Love Maya Road they haave such great products and today shows them off so well.

  40. Another source of amazing inspiration. Makes me want to go grab supplies and make a beautiful project.
    Thank you for supplying such a great resource to all of us papercrafters.

  41. Totally love the drawer and the fact that it was made and limited to 10 items. The hangers looked so adorable to use for hanging the banner!!! I love the magnetic drawer idea, so that you can move things around. And the Butterfly!!! Oh so pretty. I can think of so many ways to color it, with ink and pens and stains and ……..well the list goes on and on. Thank you to Maya Road for the lovely prize packs. Can’t wait to see who wins!!! Maybe it will be me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  42. I love the little mums, but of course I like the entire collection. Good projects showing off how the use the items.

  43. Love the projects. Maya Road items ROCK. I especially love the zippers creations and can’t wait to get some so I can make flowers, swirls, and dragonflies too.

  44. Wonderful projects – thanks for the videos too! I would love to win that twine or any of the other goodies – thank you so much!

  45. Great products from Maya Road and I like seeing a scrapbook page for a change!

  46. The magnetic drawer is a cute idea! I also like the clear embossed background & script stamped flags on the “hi” card.

  47. LOVE IT~! the Maya Road projects are just beautiful, and put together with such raw talent. I especially like the re-use of the drawer, and all things ‘antique’ really. Thanks for the chance to win!

  48. Beautiful projects! I really like the magnetic drawer, but the scrapbook page is lovely too!
    The Maya Road flowers are to-die-for, and I am a total chipboard junkie, so Maya Road has been one of my favourite companies for a while now. Great job, designers!

  49. I’m looking forward to another week of fun inspiration from PCL and Maya Road. The magnetic drawer is awesome, and the birthday page layout is lovely! Can’t wait to play with some of those canvas flags and cool zipper trim!

  50. I don’t have any maya road products, and after looking at your post today, I have to wonder WHY not? I’ll be asking at my LSS next visit, because the zipper trim is so funky, love the flowers and the butterflies too.

  51. I love the altered drawer, it is so cool that the elements can be moved around on the metal bottom! I love the layout and card also! Maya Rd is great!!!

  52. Very well done. Good job. Loving the Maya Road products. Thanks for sharing

  53. I love all your ideas on this blog. Thanks for the chance to win some Maya Road products. I love their products and use them a lot.

  54. Great projects, love the scrapbook page, think I might do this for a friends 40th birthday coming up…. she can then add the photo to it!!! Thanks for sharing!

  55. Maya Road products are fabulous! Great quality and imaginative products.

  56. Oh so super cute and what a great idea to repurpose something others would consider trash!! Love that!! The paper is so colorful and fun on the layout and I especially love that blue banner! Just the perfect touch!! Thanks so much for sharing!

  57. Love the little drawer project and the butterfly card project! Those little canvas flags are sooo cute! Maya Road products are sooo much fun to create with. Thanks for the inspiration!

  58. I am anxious to see the rest of the design team creations this week. What an amazing collection of Maya Road goodies included in the give away. Thanks for the chance to win these products!

  59. Always love the collections that Maya Road comes up with – virbrant and great embellishments for a myriad of projects, although card making is my no. 1 priority, but I like the ideas given here for other projects and can see some unique gifts in the making. Thanks for the chance to win this collection.

  60. I was not familiar with Maya Road Products…but looks like love at first site…I love the colors and textures.
    I love to both scrapbook and make cards..what amazing ideas and products. Thanks for a chance to win such an amazing collection.

  61. Really enjoyed the video and the Maya Road products used….the possibilities are endless!

  62. I am sure I am not the only one, but love those butterflies. What an inspiring package of goodies. One can only hope – have to enter to win. Thanks for the chance.

  63. Thanks for the chance to win these fabulous products from MAYA ROAD. They really do have the most unique embellishments.

  64. I love seeing how to use the embellishments to make hair accessories – I have a little granddaughter and she will love them!!! Thanks

  65. You were very creative with the use of the Maya Road products! But using them makes your project great as they are from a collection. Your project inspires me and I think I’ll be able to think of a similar project. Thanks also for telling me about the company.

  66. Aaah, scrapbook pages another thing to do on my wishlist. Lovely prizes BTW!

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