Maya Road Sneak Peek ~ Wood Bird Cages

Jan 8, 2013

Maya Road Wood Bird Cages

In between book projects, I squeezed in a lit­tle cre­ative time to make some small CHA projects for Maya Road. I must say, I’m LOVING the new Wood Bird Cages (page 1 in the cat­a­log) and 4″ x 6″ Card Sen­ti­ment Words Stamp Set (page 4 in the cat­a­log). This tag was fun and pret­ty quick to cre­ate.

I start­ed with an Inkssen­tials #8 Mani­la Tag and cov­ered it with Pink Paislee pat­terned paper. I then used the Maya Road Ornate Feath­ered Friends 4″ x 6″ stamp set as a back­ground stamp (page 15 in the cat­a­log). I then machine stitched a straight stitch all around the inside edge of the tag and dis­tressed and inked the edges.

Tip: I leave the stamps on the clear sheet as the come when pur­chased then ink the stamps with Jet Black Archival Ink and stamp the images onto the pat­terned paper. You end up with a per­fect back­ground stamp every sin­gle time. I do this with all of the Maya Road 4″ x 6″ stamp sets. So tech­ni­cal­ly, you have a back­ground stamp and lots of indi­vid­ual stamps with one set. 

I cov­ered two Maya Road  chip­board birds from the Home Tweet Home chip­board set (page 11 in the cat­a­log) with Pink Paislee pat­terned paper and inked the edges of both birds and one branch entire­ly using Vin­tage Pho­to Dis­tress Ink.

Next I col­ored all three Maya Road Wood Bird Cages using Cop­ic Mark­ers and accent­ed each one using Dia­mond Stick­les. Once dry I thread the top of each Maya Road Wood Bird Cage using Maya Road Twine Cord­ing in Cel­ery Green, Blue­ber­ry and Laven­der Fields (page 5 in the cat­a­log).

Maya Road Wood Bird Cage

Maya Road Wood Bird Cage

Maya Road Wood Bird Cage

Next, I placed (did not glue) the Wood Bird Cages onto the tag where I want­ed them. Then I trimmed off the excess Twine Cord­ing. Now I attached the birds and branch using a strong adhe­sive to the tag and top of Wood Bird Cage. I only glued the twine cord­ing to the tag not the Wood Bird Cages as I want­ed the cages to move on the tag.

Last­ly, I stamped the words “Hap­py Birth­day Wish­es To You” onto Pink Paislee pat­terned paper using Jet Black Archival Ink, dis­tressed and inked the edges of each word using Vin­tage Pho­to Dis­tress Ink and attached them to the tag as shown using a strong liq­uid adhe­sive. I cre­at­ed a tie for the tag using Maya Road Clemen­tine Orange Twine Cord­ing.

To see the NEW Full Maya Road Cat­a­log Click HERE.

Now I’m off to start pack­ing… I sure hope the weath­er we are sup­posed to get tonight and tomor­row morn­ing does not mess up my trav­el plans. Thank­ful­ly, I will have Car­o­line and David to talk to if there are delays. I love being their trav­el bud­dy.


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