A Little Valentine Tutorial

Maya Road

I guess you can tell I LOVE Maya Road. Seriously love everything Deb and Caroline make and the great thing about their products are they mix and match perfectly. I always look at their coaster albums and think they would make wonderful fabric patterns.Can I tell you how much I adore the chipboard bird coaster that Maya Road came out with  over 2 years ago? The big bird coaster album, the little bird coaster, the bird keychains, the felt birds, I love all of them! Well needing a break from book projects yesterday I decided to use the bird chipboard coaster as a pattern to create my own fabric embellishment. Seriously easy. This is the first piece of fabric anything I have ever sewn. Yes I got the sewing machine to sew on paper. Anyway, I thought I would create a little tutorial thinking you might like to give this a try.

Supplies Needed:

  • 2-Ring Heart Binder (1 page)
  • Sheer Heart Scallop Book (1 page)
  • Heart Chipboard Book (1 page)
  • Bird Chipboard Book (small)
  • Ledger Paper
  • Journey East Wildflower Stamp Set
  • Bingo Stamp
  • Love Ticket Stamp
  • Felt Beaded Blossom (Red and Black)
  • Trinket Button (Earth)
  • Vintage Pin
  • Leaf Pin
  • Jewel Pin
  • Scallop Ric Rac (Royal Red & Creamy Beige)
  • Creamy Brown Fluid Chalk Ink
  • Tim Holtz Distress Powder (Brushed Corduroy)
  • Embossing Ink
  • Fabric
  • Red Felt
  • Baker’s Twine (Red & White)
  • Coarse Glitter
  • Collage Pauge Instant Decoupage (Glossy)
  • Cream Thread
  • White Seam Binding
  • Decorative Scissors (Pinking)
  • Straight Edge Scissors
  • Batting
  • Black Pen
  • Paint Brush


  • Trace page from 2-Ring Heart Binder onto red felt, cut out using decorative scissors (pinking)
  • Adhere ledger paper to top of 2-Ring Heart Binder page, sand edges
  • Stamp top of ledger paper using Journey East Wildflower Stamp Set inked with Creamy Brown Fluid Chalk Ink, outline edge of heart using a black pen
  • Using a paint brush, apply Collage Pauge Instant Decoupage onto Sheer Heart Scallop page, while still wet sprinkle coarse glitter on top of album page, tap off excess, let dry
  • Stamp one Bingo Card image and one Love Ticket image using Embossing Ink and Tim Holtz Distress Powder (following instructions on bottle), cut out
  • Attach glittered Sheer Heart Scallop page to top center of stamped ledger 2-Ring Heart Binder page
  • Attach stamped Bingo Card and Love Ticket embellishments on top of glittered Sheer Heart Scallop page

  • Trace Heart Coaster Book page, cut out using decorative scissors (pinking) sew around inside edge of heart, stamp heart using Journey East Wildflower Stamp Set, adhere to Heart Coaster Book page
  • Attach to top of Bingo and Love Ticket embellishments
  • Trace Bird Chipboard Book page twice onto fabric, cut out, placebatting to middle, sew together
  • Draw a wing onto fabric, fold fabric over, cut out (you should have 2 wings) place batting in between wings, sew together
  • Using Fabri Tac glue bird body and wings to red felt, cut out using decorative scissors (pinking), sew button onto wing
  • Using Fabri Tac attach wing to body and body to top of small Heart Coaster
  • Create a small bow using white seam binding, attach to bird, accent bow with Beaded Felt Blossom and Jewel, Leaf and Vintage Pins

  • Create bow using red & white Baker’s Twine, attach to birds beak
  • Cut Scallop Ric Rac (Royal Red and Creamy Beige) to aprox. 12″ attach top of felt using Fabri Tac
  • Using Fabri Tac attach altered 2-Ring Heart Binder page to red felt

I hope you give this pattern technique a try. It is really fun.


Categories: Card Making
Tags: cards, mini-albums, paper, paper-crafts, scrapbooking, sewing