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It's a Prima-Glitz Swap!



Halloween is sneaking up on us so we decided to do a fun swap with Glitz Design and their new RAVEN line. It is filled with gorgeous colors and elements that mix wonderfully with Prima's own products to create the perfect Halloween or Fall projects.

  Raven web

We would love for you to join in the fun, check out our Halloween and Fall projects....and check out our Facebook fan pages! We might even have a few give-aways for you... this amazing set from the new Leeza Gibbon's line-All About Me!

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Here are four chances to win!


1. Just add a comment on here letting us know what you do to celebrate Halloween or fall!

2. Add this photo to Instagram with this hashtag: #primaglitzswap, then leave a comment here letting us know.

3. Link this blog post on your Facebook page. Be sure and add our hashtag #primaglitzswap and leave a comment here so we can find you!

4. Find our bonus give-away on FACEBOOK for another chance at a gorgeous prize!

 (We will pick the lucky winners next Sunday evening: 10-27-13!)

Also check out the Glitz Blog...they are going to have some amazing Prima/Glitz projects from their team as well!



Kid-Friendly Halloween Owl

by Adrienne Ford

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"I found this cute Metal Owl at a retail store. I thought it might be cool to jazz up his wings a bit. I sat down to work on him, and the kids ended up joining in. They loved it!" ~Adrienne
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"My son made the circles for his wings with a circle punch, I distressed the edges with ink, and my daughter "helped" glue them in place. It was fun. I wrapped Washi Tape around his legs, and added some stickers and Raven What Nots to his shoulder. I found a Prima Vine that I tucked behind the Raven, and also added some La Tiza flowers here and there."

Prima Products:
553753 Jack Vine
571245 La Tiza
Glitz Products:
Raven What Nots
Raven Washi Tape, Black and White Chevron
Raven 12 by 12 Stickers- Titles and Accents
Raven 6 by 6 Paper Pad


Beware! A Mini Album Treat Bag!
by Stephanie Miller



"This is a "BEWARE" of a special Halloween treat that will certainly delight one of your special scrappy pals!! Create this simple to make treat bag using the Glitz's NEW adorable and eyeball popping "Raven" Collection! " ~Steff 


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"And then fill this amazing treat bag with an extra special treat - a "Hello October" Halloween black tag album to display lots of fun halloween photos! But, don't stop there. We all need more treats right!?!? So grab a bunch of you favorite scrappy Glitz and Prima embellishments/goodies and fill up the rest of the bag! This is one of the best Halloween treats that will sure to bring your pals some wicked smiles (minus the candy rush)! Now that's a super sweet treat!!"

813413 - Chalkboard Cards571214 - La Tiza Trio
961107 - Mechanicals
811006 - Clearly IOD Transparent Scrapbooking Tape
552527 - Essentials 11 Printery flowers
571481 - Charlotte

Glitz - Raven Bits and Pieces
Glitz - Raven Washi Tape B&W Chevron
Glitz - Raven Stamp Tin
Glitz - Raven 12 x12 Stickers Titles & Accents
Glitz - Raven 12 x12 Stickers Alphabets & Words
Glitz - Raven 6 x 6 Paper Paper

Additional: black paper bag (3 1/2 x 2 in x 6 3/4), Distress Paint Peeled Paint, (1)
3"x7" black chipboard, Bind-It-All, binding wire, white pen, Dylusions
ink spray squeezed orange, coordinating fibers, coordinating washi tape.


Mr. Prima Bones

by Jennifer Snyder

Jennifer Prima Glitz Swap Skeleton TM

"I had so much fun matching the bold Glitz Raven collection with the fun and innovative embellishments from Prima Marketing." ~Jennifer

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We think Jennifer almost had TOO much fun! Isn't this project spookalicious?

Prima Supplies:
570248 Prima Say It In Crystals
891855 Prima Junkyard Findings Car Parts
891800 Prima Junkyard Findings Faucet Wheels
960445 Prima Elementals Stencil
570484 Prima School Memories Sugar Dots
960810 Prima Clear Stamp Honeycomb
570002 Prima Resin Keys
569877 Prima Wood Icon Embellishments Gears
890995 Ingvild Bolme Chalk Ink - Coal Black

Glitz Supplies:
PP1561 Glitz Raven Collection -6"  Paper Pack
ST0793 Glitz Raven Rubber Stamps
AW1202 Glitz Raven Collection Titles & Accent Stickers
WN0885 Glitz Raven Collection -Whatnots

Other Supplies:
super heavy gesso
copper and graphite wax rub
3D paint in Black
black feathers
wood skeleton form
black embossing powder and ink



"Happy Halloween Bird Houses"

by Limor Webber


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"I love taking cute dies, such as this fabulous Sizzix Birdhouse die, and altering it to fit any theme of your choice." ~Limor 

"The adorable Raven Collection by Glitz makes it easy and fun to create any project of your liking."
Prima Products:
Prima Resins 569969
Prima Shabby Chic Treasures 890742
Prima Bretton vines Chronicle
Prima Galaxy Stars Gold 529901
  B&B Chevron Washi Tape
Glitz Raven R1530
Glitz Raven R1516
Glitz Raven R1547
Glitz Raven Titles  & Accents Sticker Sheet AW1202
Sizzix 3D Birdhouse Die
You can also use both Prima and Glitz to create fall-themed projects if you do not celebrate Halloween. Just look at these two adorable layouts by Delaina and Sharon!



Fall Layout

 by Delaina Burns

Glitz Swap- Delaina- October LO copy

"Fall is my favorite time of year and I wanted this LO to be bright and happy...thus the white background with pops of orange and black." ~Delaina

Glitz Swap- Delaina- October LO Close Up copy
Delaina's smart use of Prima and Glitz, perfectly blended together, really made this layout extra special! The layout is gorgeous and trendy!


12x12 Triangles Paper
6x6 Paper Pad
Glitz Designs, Raven Collection
Titles and Accents Stickers
Washi Tape
Alphas and Words Stickers
Bits and Pieces Cardstock Pieces

Prima Products:
569297- Natural Bark Icons, Flowers
571245- La Tiza Flowers
541538- Pebbles
571757- White
55477- Wood Buttons
569846- Wood Icons
891282- Chalk Edger
890995- Chalk Edger
891275- Chalk Edger
961183- Resist Canvas Border



October Love Layout

by Educator Sharon Laakkonen

Sharon lo"When I saw the Raven line I thought of these photos of my daughter and her fiance taken last October.  The gorgeous pics really pop against the cool greys." ~Sharon

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"Prima has EVERY color embellishment you could ever ask these new flowers and brads in sunshine yellow and pumpkin orange. I think they add that special something to the page without distracting from the photos."

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"A wood frame blends beautifully with the other natural elements (wood-grain paper, flowers and outdoor photos) on the page for a sweet Glitz/Prima combo."

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Prima Products:
Wood Icons

Glitz Design Products:
Raven Paper
Raven Alphabet Stickers
Raven Stamp Tin






We have this special give-away hosted on Facebook!

(Look under our "give-away" tab on our Facebook Fan Page for a special prize!)


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Survivor Crop & Craft Man!



Come join Prima and a bunch of amazing ladies as they crop the night away at Survivor Crop! You watch this fun clip right here where Prima's very own Adam Baker, aka Craft Man, showed up to make Julie Nutting doll tags with the gals!


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Come on out if you are in the area and support this wonderful cause! Prima will be there from 9 am Saturday until 9 am Sunday!


You can find out all the details right here on their blog!

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Prima's Ingvild Bolme Collection!


Once a month we will be showing off this sweet line of products, complete with a fresh array of designs! Ingvild's lines include Comfort Crafts Tools, Shabby Chic Treasures, Chalk Edgers, and Junkyard Findings. Just click on the designer's names to see more of their BEAUTIFUL projects on their personal blogs!


Halloween Candy Box

by Flo Teixeira


  "Halloween is almost here! Here is a small candy box made ??for the occasion. Then it will keep a mini-album of my little monsters! "   


Ingvild Bolme - Shabby Chic Resin Treasures Small Birds  - Item: 655350890773
Ingvild Bolme - Chalk Edger Black Coal - Item: 655350890995
Ingvild Bolme - Junkyard Findings Gears - Item: 655350891602
Ingvild Bolme - Junkyard Findings - Item: 655350891664
Ingvild Bolme - Junkyard Findings - Item: 655350891671
Ingvild Bolme - Junkyard Findings - Item: 655350891626
Ingvild Bolme - Junkyard Findings Clock Hands - Item: 655350891589
Blossoming Branches- walnut - Item: 655350543181
6x6 Stencil - Crackle - Item: 655350564247
Lyric - Pacato - Item: 655350845575
IOD 12x12 Love Letter Kit - Item 655350813352



So Special Layout

by Georgia Heald


"I created a layout using a vintage photo of my mother and me. The combination of beautiful Prima flowers and Ingvild Bolme embellishments are perfect to create a romantic vintage style, but still with a modern feel."


Prima Supplies:
Shabby Chic Resin Treasures - Fly Away #891480
Shabby Chic Resin Treasures - Window Closers #890698
Rusty Typo Zipper #891565
Junkyard Findings - Clock Parts #891664
Wood Icons - Border #655350960233
Say It In Crystals #551377
Labelle Trinidad Flowers #565893
Frost - Danse Mulberry Flowers #565749
Say It In Crystals - Circles Iridescent #563639
Resist Canvas Flowers #561024




Integrated Sketch Layout

 by Stephanie Schütze



Drawing is a passion of mine and I sketched this scene inspired by a photo I made on our vacation in Italy. I love to create new situations by cutting out photos with emotions. The wonderful products by Ingvild are just the right things for this beautiful moment that I will never forget. I love the little metal bicycle which I distressed with the Chalk Edgers from Ingvild. I think it fits perfectly for this mood. Also note the little bulb in the window of the church. 


Shabby Chic Metal Treasures - Vintage Bicycle - Item: 655350890872
Junkyard Findings Small Typo Bulbs - Item: 655350891541



 Shabby Chic Card

by Evgenia Petzer



I made this shabby chic inspired card just to say once again how much I love one special person. We don't need to have a special occasion for this. In fact, a no-occasion card makes someone smile even more.
Ingvild Bolme-Shabby Chic Resin Treasures Cherub with Bird 891404
Ingvild Bolme-Shabby Chic Resin Treasures Fly Away 0891480
Junkyard Findings Clock Faces 891596
Junkyard Findings Clock Hands 891589
Other prima products:
Say It In Crystals 551568
Flowers: Tatiana - Coral 566357
Soprano Coral 561680
Say It In Crystals Circles  487966
Fairy Rhymes paper pad




Altered Jewelry Box

by Olga Heldwein

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Today my project is a Chest Box. I made it for a charity auction. Every year in Poland we have a big charity event. Polish jewelry makers doing bracelets for auctions and this year scrapers are making boxes for their projects. I have a "Pearl" theme so I made a white box with some pearly accents and Ingvild's delicate embellishments- which fit me perfectly (like always!) I made some blended shadows with chalk edgers to get a vintage touch.

Prima Products:
Shabby Chic Resin Treasures Angel Wings Item: 655350891473 ?

Junkyard Findings Clock Faces Item: 655350891596
Shabby Chic Resin Treasures Small Birds Item: 655350890773
Shabby Chic Resin Treasures Bird Homes Item: 655350890834
Nieve-Rose Flower Item: 655350571283
Junkyard Findings Item: 655350891671
Junkyard Findings Item: 655350891626
Junkyard Findings Rusty Typo Zippers Item: 655350891565
Shabby Chic Metal Treasures Baroque Item: 655350890865
Chalk Edger Dark Bark Item: 655350891008
Chalk Edger Dark Rust Item: 655350891015
Chalk Edger White Item: 655350891619
Chalk Edger Dry Sand Item: 655350891176
Distressing Tool Item: 655350890940
Say It In Crystals Item: 655350551353
Say It In Crystals  Item: 655350551346
Pocket Book Pad Gems Item: 655350970284
6x6 Stencil - Checker Item: 655350960179
Delight- Sugar Dots  Item: 655350950927
Reflections - Printery  Item: 655350551100



Girl's Room Banner

 by Maiko Miwa


Ing septMaiko Miwa Ingvild Bolme DT project 2

I made a cute banner for my daughter's room. I mixed new and old collections and used Sizzix dies for some of the shapes. Ingvild's products are perfect for accenting and embellishing.

Prima Products:

Chalk Edger Vintage Pink 655350891138
Chalk Edger Garden Grass 655350891039
Chalk Edger Dry Sand 655350891176
Chalk Fluid Edger - Shabby Tote  655350891169
Shabby Chic Resin Treasures Dell'Arte 655350891466
Shabby Chic Resin Treasures Window Decor 655350890728
Ingvild Bolme- Heart Gears  655350891794
Divine - En "L" Air  655350950439
Fairy Rhymes - Fairy Collage  655350950385
Romantique Gazette 655350843441
Gianna Collections Sparkling Spring 548438
Sizzix Bigz Die - Albany Rose
SIZZIX Bigz Die - Flowers, 3-D
SIZZIX Sizzlits Die - Flowers Climbing on Vine
Movers & Shapers Magnetic Die Set 2PK - Mini Butterflies Set




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Holiday Inspiration on Live with Prima!

Looking for some inspiration for the upcoming holiday season? It's never too early to get started! Cari, Limor and Steff have created some fabulous projects to get you into the crafty mood to create meaningful handmade projects for this time of year. 

Join us every Tuesday and Thursday to see our live shows, on our Prima channel! Tuesday shows are at 11:00am PT/ 2:00pm ET/ 6:00pm GMT/ 7:00pm UK and Ireland, live from the Prima classroom. Thursday shows take place at 6:30pm PT/ 9:30pm ET. Hope to see you there!



Sparkle Tags with Cari Fennell

Thursday, October 17th at 6:30pm PT/ 9:30pm ET

10/18--1:30am GMT/ 11:30am Sydney




Let’s create some vintage holiday tags with a bit of sparkle! These sweet tags will look so amazing on gift bags, wrapped with ribbon around homemade goodies or use as ornaments to adorn your tree! We will layer paper, use glass glitter, punch out pretties and more. 


Prima Products:

  • 562700-Au Naturale
  • 562731-Au Naturale
  • 549367-Candy Gems-Caramel Apple
  • 556655-Genie Stones
  • 560218-Tea Thyme Swirls
  • 551049-North Country Cling Stamps
  • 519186-Christmas Bubble-Peach
  • 844080-Songbird-Title It
  • 844066-Songbird-Jotz
  • 844011-Songbird-Collage
  • 844073-Songbird-Tag It
  • 571900-Florella-Light Green
  • 551506-Say It Crystals


Extra Materials:

  • Doilies
  • Decorative Pins
  • Ribbon or Seam Binding
  • Ink
  • Glass Glitter
  • Chipboard Shapes or Die Cuts
  • Twine
  • Label Punch
  • Circle Punch
  • Antique Linen Distress Stain
  • Manila Tags




Holiday Layout with Limor Webber

Tuesday, October 22nd at 11:00am PT/ 2:00pm ET/ 6:00pm GMT/

7:00pm UK, Ire




This monochromatic layout captures the magic and beauty of Christmas! Limor will be combining the Delight and Divine collections to give this layout a soft, cozy, winter feel. She will also be using an array of dies and adding layers for dimension, to make this layout pop!


Prima Products:

  • Junkyard Findings Clock hands 891589
  • Say it in crystals 563660
  • Junkyard Findings Clock faces 891596
  • Say it in Crystals Tea thyme 560355
  • E-line Pearls 300623
  • Winter Branches Icicle 543235
  • Clara 571085
  • Frost Mini Sachet 565763
  • Lil Missy 571702
  • Divine En L'Air 950439
  • Hello Pastel 845230
  • Delight 12x12 Collection Kit 950798
  • Divine Couplet 950460
  • Wishes and Dreams stamp 970178


Extra Materials:

  • Impression Obsession dies DIE021-N
  • EK Success Punch
  • Memory Box Die Precious Snowflakes  98729
  • Cheery Lynn Designs Victorian Romance Flourish
  • Memory Box Die - Holly vine 98188
  • Memory Box Leafy Border 98628




“Gift of Jubilee” Stocking Tag Book with Steff Miller

Thursday October 24th at 6:30pm PT/ 9:30pm ET

10/25-1:30am GMT/ 11:30am Sydney




Come and join Steff for this beautiful-vintage "Gift of Jubilee" stocking gift card holder and tag book (with bonus ornament)"! This project is super easy to create and will look stunning hanging on the Christmas tree ready for a special someone. Simply add the recipient’s favorite gift card, a few favorite photo's to the tag book and add a special written holiday message! Plus Steff will be using Prima's NEW 2013 "Holiday Jubilee" collection-come check it out!


Prima Products:

  • 846428 Jubilee Holiday
  • 846473 Jubilee Bow on The
  • 846459 Jubilee Christmas
  • 846480 Jubilee Christmas Tag
  • 846411 Jubilee TO: Santa
  • 846466 Jubilee North Pole
  • 846442 Jubilee Nostaligia
  • 570552 Jubilee Say It In Crystals 
  • 569946 Jubilee Resins 
  • 570545 Jubilee Brads
  • 570569 Jubilee Flair Buttons
  • 961107 Finnabair Mechanicals
  • 961114 Finnabair Mechanicals
  • 961046 Finnabair Mechanicals


Extra Materials:

  • 890964-Comfort Craft Knife
  • Scissors
  • Crop O Dile
  • Fiskars Trimmer
  • Fiskars Lace Border Punch
  • Beacon 3 in 1 Liquid Glue
  • Tim Holtz Distress Tea Stain
  • XL Eyelets
  • ATG Gun
  • coordinating ribbons fibers





Jamie created a gorgeous Art Journal on the show for us Tuesday. See how she used her Prima supplies in unique ways and leftover papers from her stash! 


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September's BAP & PPP Winners!

We are so excited to see the wonderful entries each month for our challenges! We have been doing these for a few years now and the entries just get better and better. THANK YOU for taking time to play with our products and sharing them with us!


You can always see each entry by clicking on the thumbnail under our contest posts. Warning: You will be totally inspired while clicking through them and may madly pull out your Prima products to join in!


Our most popular challenge is our Build-A-Page contest.


September's Build-A-Page sketch

2013 September BAP
September's sketch by Brit Sviggum is artsy and fun...with areas for spraying, stamping, or stenciling...while still leaving lots of white space. All of you took this BAP and made it your own! We loved seeing the creativity in all of the links. After going through each one here is our lucky September winner:


A Wonderful Mess-Shona


This boyish design caught our eye right away. The pops of bright green really add a fun touch to the neutrality of the rest of the design. And there are so many cool techniques included...did you see the colored lightbulbs and chicken wire? It's just a super cool layout all around! (You can see more shots on her blog!) 

Congrats, Shona! Please email Sharon within 7 days to claim your BAP prize!


PPP Challenge

2013 September PPP

Our Product Pick is another cool chalenge based on a fabulous color palette and selected Prima products. Thsi month we went with a mix of soft colors anchored with black. The products include new Mechanicals by Finnabair and printed flowers in a variety of colors and fabrics.


September PPP Winner:

Riikka Kovasin


Riikka has so much gorgeousness going on with this design...and she accomplished it without creating a lot of bulk. All of her colors work beautifully together to create a harmonic piece that allows the focus to stay on the photo. Check out Riikka's blog for close-up shots!


Congrats, Riikka! Please contact Sharon within 7 days to claim your September PPP prize!


Don't forget! There is still time to join in the October challenges. You can find the BAP and the PPP features below!


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Pin Spin Inspiration



Each month we bring you a few of our Design Team's favorite Pins from and show you how they use those pins to inspire them to create a new project Prima-style! Feel free to look at your boards and find something that really speaks to you, pull out your Prima stash, and start creating! We woud love for you to share them right here or on Facebook! (And make sure you follow Prima on Pinterest!)


Altered Pitcher

by Kelly Foster


Oct pin kellyoriginal

Being well into the fall season where I live, I am endlessly inspired by all of the gorgeous fall decor ideas there are on Pinterest. I saw this simply beautiful vintage pitcher and knew I had to make one.
Oct pin kelly
I have had this tin pitcher for some time, waiting to be altered. It was quite unattractive - a maroon color with multi-colored daisies poking out.
Oct pin kelly2

A few coats of gesso, and it was ready to be adorned with the new "Florellas" leaves, along with Prima flowers, Say It In Crystals Pearl flourishes, and done!


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Prima Products:
569938 Wood Icons Flowers & Leaves
570385 Say It In Crystals: Pearls: Multi
571375 Serenity
571306 Olivia
571764 Abbey
571504 Le Mia
571900 Florella Light Green
571948 Florella Multi


Listening Heart Layout

by Adrienne Ford

Oct pin adrienne

 I came across this image on Pinterest and immediately fell in love. It's not the most pretty of pictures, but something inside me was so curious about the "water" was falling. It was an interesting image that caught my eye, and kept it. 

Oct Pin Spin adrienne010

When using this inspirational photo for my layout, I was drawn to the colors in the water itself first and foremost. What Prima product would really compliment this?  I held up some colors of medium and the Prima Bark Icons and so the story began. I followed the movement of water, and added my mists and watercolors as a paint, carefully and methodically moving them around to look like the water moving in the photo. I added lots of texture with Spanish Moss to give it "movement" and help it come alive!
Oct Pin Spin adrienne006

My Pin Spin took a very different turn from what I was envisioning. I love that though. The creative freedom to gain inspiration from something like an image and let those intense, creative inklings guide your hands. The darker colors also brought about deep and intense feelings in myself...something so personal, only a photo of myself would do for this layout.
Oct Pin Spin adrienne 007
Prima Products:
552671 Script
844967 Harlequin
960322 Mini Flowers
569280 Hearts
569563 Clear Stamp Set
960810 Honey Comb
559120 Romance Novel




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Step by Step with Brit



Today's step-by-step is by the very talented Brit Sviggum from Norway!



Brit's whimsical style is so delightful. She often cuts her photos out, adds lots of gorgeous texture, and creates a realistic backdrop on her layouts. She is going to use the Optimist collection (and a few other products) to show us how she put together this sweet layout! 

Unique Layout
Step by Step

"This layout is about my son, Leif, who started school after the holiday.
He`s now in 3rd grade."
  "I think this paper from the Optimist collection is a great background for
my school pictures. First of all I used some masking tape, both horizontally and vertically.
After that I add a layer of gesso."
  "I used one of Finnabair`s stamps, in the wet gesso, to add some structure."
"When the gesso was dried I made some splats with pink mist.
Then I used a brayer to add green acrylic paint."
  "An old credit card or hotel key is great to use for the grass.
It`s important to do this right after you have applied the paint. It has to be wet."
"I take the corner of the card and drag the paint upward so that it looks like grass.
It doesn`t mather how it looks on the bottom. We will cover that up."
"I love using cheesecloth. (And will do that here too.) I sprayed it with green mist and let it dry."
"This is how it looks like when I have covered the bottom of the grass with the cheesecloth.
I used 3D foam squares to put my son`s picture in place."
"Now I start adding in some more details: like cut-outs, brads, flowers, and so on.
On some of them I used 3D foam and, on some, just normal glue.
This creates nice dimension on the layout. I have used one of my son`s
school photos in a frame cut out from Optimist papers."
"In the end I made a yellow sun by using paint.
I hope you like this step-by-step tutorial.
I wish you all a great day."
Prima Papers:
Optimist – Happy #846558
Optimist – You and me #846541
Optimist – Peace, love and joy #846510
Optimist brads #572389
Optimist La Tiza Flower Mix #571245 
Other: mist, gesso, acrylic paint, and cheesecloth.

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Finnabair Feature-Jewelry, Journals and More!




 Today is our Finnabair feature where we showcase stunning projects using Mechanicals, Elementals, and the Vintage Vanity collections. The products from this line are perfect for Mixed Media, Scrapbooking, and even jewelry making. 


Our very first project was created by the designer of this fabulous line-Anna Dabrowska! Take a look at what she has created showcasing her metals, canvas, and more!



 Canvas Journal

By Anna Dabrowska


 The cover of this canvas album is truly a piece of art! The warm tones and cluster of mechanicals, mixed with fabric flowers, create that dramatic effect that Anna is known for. 

Inky journal

 Here you can see the dimension and details on the canvas journal cover. Each element compliments the other while adding color over your embellishments pulls everything together perfectly.



Product list:
655350961091 - Mechanicals - Bottle Caps
655350961053 - Mechanicals - Gear
655350961077 - Mechanicals - Vintage Center
655350961060 - Mechanicasls - Washer
655350960339 - Mechanicals - Roses
655350960322 - Mechanicals - Mini Flowers
655350960384 - Merchanicals - Brads
655350567071 - Joulee - Marble
655350563714 - Mixed Media Large Cover
655350563745 - Mixed Media Large Album
655350569877 - Wood Icons in a Box - Gear




Now, let's take a peek inside this gorgeous album!


Together journal page


Notice the fine details and creative mixture of different materials that make up this fabulous art journal entry...


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 Bits of canvas, paper, wood, and art mediums create a one of kind look that keep your eyes moving across the page to take in every little detail.




Product list:
655350960643 - Elementals - White Resist 12x12 - Damask
655350960933 - Vintage Vanity - Stamps - Musica
655350567071 - Joulee - Marble
655350563745 - Mixed Media Large Album
655350551629 - Resistant Canvas - Alla Prima
655350569877 - Wood Icons in a Box - Gear
655350813383 - Pocket Paintable Cards



 Kelly Foster created a stunning layout using a mixture of stamps, stencils, and art mediums on her background. Just look at the texture and details the Mechanicals and canvas pieces add to the overall design!




Summer Love

By Kelly Foster




"I wanted to use Finnabair's new Elementals and Mechanicals in a rather sweet and/or feminine way...the contrast of the metal with the soft flowers and canvas is a great way to achieve this. I started by layering torn strips of the Elementals Resist Canvas and Sunrise Sunset paper strips on my background. I purposely frayed the edges of the canvas for wonderful texture. On top of that I masked and stamped with various mediums and inks."




"For my title, I started by adding some gold embossing to one of the large Bottle Caps Mechanicals. I then layered inside, starting with a circle of the Resist Canvas cut to size and  two Vintage Mechanicals, which I topped off with an Encore flower for a feminine look. To finish it off I added the word "Love" from another set of Mechanicals." ~Kelly

  • 961046 Mechanicals Leaves
  • 960346 Vintage Mechanicals Washers
  • 961152 Mechanicals  Love, Travel, Laugh
  • 961091 Mechanicals Bottle Caps
  • 960513 Elementals Resist Canvas: Newsprint
  • 960513 Elementals 12x12 Stencil: Lace
  • 960865 Clear Stamp Checkered
  • 960926 Clear Stamp Fence
  • 564957 Sunrise Sunset Buttons
  • 565176 Sunrise Sunset Flowers
  • 563233 Sunrise Sunset Alpha Tiny
  • 960032 Sunrise Sunset Paper – Aura
  • 960332 Sunrise Sunset Paper – Del Sol
  • 960049 Sunrise Sunset Paper – X-Radient
  • 570668 Anna Marie Flower
  • 561345 Encore B
  • 571238 Nieve
  • 571344 Serenity
  • 571764 Abbey
  • 571504 Le Mia




Want to see another amazing journal? Kasia created an amazing sample for us today using Finn's collection, an old book, and lots of color!




Family Portrait

By Kasia Krzyminska




"This time I decided to embellish the cover of my family book that is an altered old book. Finn's products are just perfect for that. I created a background using Mini Numbers, laces, and pieces of papers. I also used some Prima stencils with my black pencil to add some more femininity to this very masculine work."



"The most pleasant part was coloring these metal elements (metal flowers, for example, that are heavy and delicate at the same time). I used some Silks and Glimmer Glaze which are perfect for metal."~ Kasia

Prima Products:

  • 960346 - Vintage Mechanicals - Washers
  • 960339  - Vintage Mechanicals - Roses
  • 960377  - Vintage Mechanicals - Jump Rings
  • 960254  - Vintage Mechanicals - Mini Numbers
  • 563233 - Sunrise Sunset Alphabet stickers
  • 960087 - Sunrise Sunset 6x6 paper pad



Solange created stunning art journal entries for her book using a variety of stamps, Sunrise Sunset papers, and paintables too. These pages are so artistic and inspiring! 




Art Journal Entries

By Solange Marques




"For a while now, I wanted to start an art journal but, I confess, I was a little afraid and not sure where to start! When I received Finn's collections I took courage and started my art journal.
 I love trying new techniques on each page, using a variety of art mediums and creating a textured look on my backgrounds. Creating my art journal is better than I ever imagined! Now the only problem I have is that I can not stop myself." ~  Solange



 The doily stamped image adds texture and contrast to the background of this gorgeous entry perfectly. 



 The bold blocks of color and custom painted images take center stage on these pages! Solange also randomly stamped on the background for an added layer of interest.


Prima Products: 

  • 960209 Mixed Media Journal
  • 960834 Vintage Vanity  Clear Stamp
  • 960933 Vintage Vanity  Clear Stamp
  • 960957 Vintage Vanity  Clear Stamp
  • 961008 Vintage Vanity  Clear Stamp
  • 960087 Sunrise Sunset 6”x6” Paper Set
  • 564872 Sunrise Sunset Washi Tape
  • 563233 Sunrise Sunset Cardstock Stickers
  • 562984 Sunrise Sunset  Canvas Stickers
  • 813352 Everyday Vintage 12”x12” Love Letter Kit
  • 813390 Everyday Vintage Pocket Paintable Card
  • 813406 Everyday Vintage Pocket Paintable Card




The mechanicals are so versatile! These metal embellishments were designed to be used in a variety of ways! Keren used these gorgeous embellishments to create a stunning piece of jewelry!




Mechanical Cuff

By Keren Tamir



"I sat myself down with all the beautiful Finnabair mechanicals and vintage trinkets in front of me. Suddenly I saw the beautiful metal flourishes and an idea came to me: What if I could bend the metal and create a piece of jewelry? I decided to try it. I added flowers through the holes in the metals, using brads, and I connected the swirls together using Vintage Trinket jump rings. Then I finished it off with a clasp at the end. I have a pretty small wrist so I only needed to use two metal flourishes. If you need to adjust it to make it larger just add more flourishes." ~Keren 




 We just love how Keren thought outside the box with this project and used her supplies in such a creative way. This project would make an amazing gift for the upcoming holidays too!


Prima Products: 

  • 961046- Finnabair Mechanichals
  • 961169- Finnabair Mechanicals star brads
  • 960377- Finnabair Sunrise Sunset Vintage Trinkets
  • 960322- Finnabair Vintage Trinkets
  • 960339- Finnabair Vintage Trinkets




We hope you enjoyed this special feature on the Finnabair lines! Again, we will be bringing you more of these around the 10th of each month- so mark your calendars.

We would also love to know what YOU would like to see us do with this line. Leave a comment below and we promise will read every single one! We may even pick a winner to receive some of Finn's products!

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Spooktacular Layout on Live with Prima!

Tonight, Limor Webber is creating a gorgeous Halloween layout for our viewers! Join the show to see how you can use non themed supplies to create a spooky project for those photos of your little trick or treaters. And next week, use your leftover supplies to create a custom made journal with Jamie Dougherty.

Join us every Tuesday and Thursday to see our live shows, on our Prima channel! Tuesday shows are at 11:00am PT/ 2:00pm ET/ 6:00pm GMT/ 7:00pm UK and Ireland, live from the Prima classroom. Thursday shows take place at 6:30pm PT/ 9:30pm ET. Hope to see you there!




“Boo!” Halloween Layout with Limor Webber

Thursday, October 10th at 6:30pm PT/ 9:30pm ET

10/11-1:30am GMT/ 11:30am Sydney



You don't always need themed products to create the layout you envisioned.  This layout incorporates oranges from the Sunrise Sunset Collection and all the black and brown colors from the Engraver collection to give you a spooky feel.  A household item such as cheese cloth will give your layout the texture of cobwebs that gives this layout that extra spooky feel.  

Prima Products:

  • 655350-Viola Felt Ribbons
  • 960223-Wood Icons
  • 551056-Cling Mounted Stamps
  • 550929-Clear Stamp
  • 551001-Clear Stamp
  • 571252-La Tiza Leaves
  • 564414-Prima Engraver
  • 548575-Marri Collection Reflections
  • 562786-Prima Chipboard
  • 960070-Sunrise Sunset-White Hot
  • 562854-Engraver Alphabet Stickers
  • 960094-Sunrise Sunset A4 paper Pad

Extra Materials:

  • Heavy Gesso-Liquitex
  • Faber Castell-Gelato-Black
  • Cheese Cloth



Daily Art Journal with Jamie Dougherty

Tuesday, October 15th at 11:00am PT/ 2:00pm ET/ 6:00pm GMT/ 7:00pm UK, Ire


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Fall is here and it’s that time of year for warm color combos that add just a bit of spice to your projects. Join Jamie as she creates a hand made daily art journal using canvas, wood, lace and more. Do you have left over cardstock, or watercolor papers? This is the perfect project to use up some of your leftovers in your stash to customize this handmade album and save a little moola too.

Prima Products:

  • 960698-Elementals-Canvas
  • 569310-Bark Butterflies
  • 557973-Canvas Album Cover
  • 553661-Grove Script
  • 569488-Doilies
  • 565732-Frost Allure
  • 961060-Mechanicals
  • 566388-Giselle-Haze


Extra Materials:

  • Dylusions-Lemon Zest, Postbox Red, Squeezed Orange
  • Sewing machine
  • Heidi Swapp Color Shine-Gold Lame
  • Liquid Adhesive
  • Twine
  • Cardstock, Watercolor Paper, patterned Paper, etc..




 Last week, Jamie created a gorgeous home decor piece for Breast Cancer awareness. This canvas is a wonderful reminder to keep hope for a cure.



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Optimist Tags!

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 Our new Optimist line is on it's way to a store near you! We think you are going to love it! The gorgeous chalkboard designs are perfect to cut out and use on tags. Here are a few fresh new tags created just for you today!




Don't Forget to Smile Tag

by Olga Vasilieva

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Olga's tag is simple, gorgeous and a wonderful reminder to us all! See how well any color will work with the Optimist papers?

Happy Today Tag

9 oct olga2On this tag Olga chose a white backdrop to show off the chalkboard title and flowers. Sweet, beautiful and perfect on top of a gift!




Optimist Tags

by Sam Ho

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"I love the chalkboard doodle frames from the Optimist collection and decided to cut out some of the frames to make some tags. Recently my father in law was just diagnosed with 3rd stage colon cancer and I realised fighting cancer is actually a mental game. I put the simplest life quote - Live, Laugh, Love- for three of my tags and hoping that it would serve as a reminded for my father in law to be happy and live his life to its fullest. I love how the black chalkboard papers stood out from the pink background and embellishments." ~Sam

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Sam's tags are beautifully made from the heart. How sweet is it that she took the time to create a fabulous reminder for that loved one in her family who is going through tough times?

We're all pulling for your father-in-law, Sam!


Prima Products:
Optimist Collection Paper #846541
Optimist Collection Paper #846558
Optimist Collection Paper #846510
Optimist Rose #572662
Optimist Flair Buttons #572402
Vintage Trinkets #960353
Decorative Frames #563462
Say It In Crystals #551445
Clear Stamps #563219
Alphabet Stickers #559144




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