Friday, September 13, 2013

Traveling Down Maya Road

Hopping along Maya Road is more like it!  Welcome to our Friday Blog Hop as Stampendous finishes up a week long blog collaboration with Maya Road.  It has been a LOT of fun!  We’ll have three prizes for the week comprised of a Maya Road alterable book (I have a chipboard bindera coaster book, and one canvas), Some MR chipboard or other embellies, and Stampendous EJK08 White Encrusted Jewel Kit – perfect for covering chipboard with blingy goodness and Stampendous CRW092 Cling Artist Elements and SSC1122 Elegant Borders Perfectly Clear Stamp™ Set. Readers will have until Sunday night September 15th to comment on as many of our team blog posts as they can. Monday we’ll choose three bloggers at random from the week and each blogger will choose one winner from her comments. Winners must have a United States mailing address.  That's all the necessities, now here's the fun stuff!  For my project, I decided to make Christmas ornaments! 


These are fronts and backs of two different ornaments.  These were originally pages from a chipboard album but I figured everybody does albums so I wanted to create something different.    The more I looked at the chipboard elements the more I realized a few of them would make perfect hooks for ornaments and so the idea just popped into my noggin!  Here's what I was sent:


I received a package of chipboard elements and a chipboard album.  I stamped my images, Snowball Fight and Sweet Snowgirl from Stampendous!® Stamps using Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Neenah Classic Crest.  I trimmed 2 pieces of patterned paper, 'Tis the Season from My Mind's Eye, rounded the corners and adhered them to the album pages.  I made sure to punch a hold in the patterned paper to match the hole in the album corner.  I adhered my trimmed images to the center and added some Stampendous Chunky White Embossing Enamel to both and some Crystal Embossing Powder to the Sweet Snowgirl piece to make her a little more girly!  Using Beacon Zip Dry, I adhered some Stampendous Shaved Ice to the bottom of each ornament front.  Using two pieces of the chipboard elements, I used some Stampendous Boss Gloss to both sides and covered them with Silver Tinsel Embossing Powder, punched a hole and attached them to the ornaments with a brad.  For the backside, I decided to cover each back with DecoArt® Black Chalkboard Paint so the kids can write a personal message on their ornament.  This was a fun twist for me and I hope you like it, too!  

Here's the whole Stampendous team that's hopping along today, be sure to leave some love along the way if you wish to be entered to win one of our awesome prizes!

Asia King 
Cyndi Bundy 
Jamie Martin
Janelle Stollfus
Jennifer Dove
Krissy Fossmeyer
Kristine Reynolds 
Lea Kimmel 
Stephanie Lee
Suzanne Czosek 
Tenia Nelson
Tobi Crawford 

Here's the link for the Maya Road team, be sure to leave them some love, too!

The Maya Road Design Team Blog

Thanks for stopping by today and I'll see you again soon with more Stampendous and Dreamweaver goodness to share!  Have a great day and a wonderful weekend!



  1. Love what you did with your pieces, great idea!!

  2. What a great idea!!! This is a super cute use for these darling chipboard coasters!! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

  3. Very cute idea--love how you used the chipboard elements as hooks.
    Sue in Ohio

  4. These are so cute! What a great way to send a little extra treat with Christmas cards! Just pop one of these in and the recipient has an extra big smile on their face when they open it! Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration!

  5. What a great idea. I can see so many ideas coming from this, thanks for sharing with us this week.

  6. Super cute! Love the idea of the chalkboard back! Sweet snowmen!

  7. So cute - great use of coasters.

  8. Lovely ornaments. I could see these adorning presents!

  9. What a cool idea & fun project! Thanks for sharing your details!

  10. What a great idea and your ornaments look fantastic! I love the chalkboard finish on the backs as well, great for adding personalised messages :))

  11. Very cute ornaments! Love the chalkboard backs!

  12. like how you turned the album into ornaments. very stylish and creative.

  13. Really cool idea!! Great ornaments! Love what you did to the back too. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.


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