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Marie-Nicolas Shares Some Inky Ideas

Marie-Nicolas has brought us an outstanding tutorial today. Take a look at her great out of the box techniques and ideas :) 


How to use the transparent pages of the canvas albumn. This is what I propose today, we will work with alcohol inks from Ranger to give them color.



Just for example, shaking the bottle on top of your page transparency,then blow on the drops with a straw to pop. Have fun using 2 colors for more fantasy.



You can also use masks, apply the alcohol inks with the felt applicator by (Ranger). After, clean your mask with solvent alcohol ink.



Why not also use the mask as a foam stamp? Apply the paint on it and "dab" your plastic page. Let it dry then. Clean up your mask so as not to damage it.

For your canvas pages: use inks like the Adirondack stamp pads that coincide with the alcohol inks and your masks:    

Now you can scrap your album ! Play with color contrasts, using the papers of the collection Printery: the black and white finish will brighten your album!



You can fill the transparancies with anything or scrap them directly.








Supplies Used:
  • #920586 Canvas album
  • #544232 Alphabet stickers
  • #550141 Tiny alphabet stickers
  • #882013 boarder Masks
  • #545574 8 x 8 Masks
  • #550004 Brick Masks
  • #550011 Brick Masks
  • #843489 Printery Collection- Emporer
  • #843496 Printery Collection- Pressman
  • #843502 Printery Collection- Negative
  • #551247 Chipboards Printery Collection
  • #553296 Coventry Rose - Printery 
  • #544805 SIIC
  • #551339 SIIC
  • #550431 Buttons Bobbin 
  • #550790 Cotton tape
  • #532680 lisle Multi
  • #553395 Be charmed Mystra
  • #552428 Coiled Pearl- Victoria
  • #553128 Allure- Jewel Mix
  • #553210 Gemini- Twilight
  • #550455 Black n' Cream Toggle 

We all appreciate you stopping by the Prima Blog. If you would like to learn more from Marie-Nicolas check out her blog.



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A Bright Idea and a Bit of Grunge on LWP this week...

There are two really great shows coming up this week on Live with Prima! Lolly is altering an ordinary lamp and making it extraordinary, using the Alla Prima Collection! And then we also have our International show coming up tomorrow.Our International guest this month is Anna Dabrowska from Poland. Anna is creating one of her signature layouts, using Prima stamps, masks, flowers and more. She has some amazing tips and techniques to share using a variety of art mediums to create a one of kind background for your layouts.

We hope you’ll join us for our live broadcasts and if you are not able to attend a scheduled show, you can still view the recorded version at a later time. All of the shows are archived on our Prima channel on


Pretty Paper Quilted Lamp Shade with Lolly Chessie

Tuesday, November 29th at 5:00pm PT/ 6:00pm MT/ 7:00pm CT/ 8:00pm ET


 If you happen to have any less than lovely lamps laying around (or you spot one with a pretty shape on clearance or at a garage sale), Lolly will show you how to transform them into lovely little cottage style works of art.  Using an assortment of papers from the new Alla-Prima collection, you'll learn how to make a faux quilt lap shade cover using a simple stitch on your sewing machine. 

Prima Products:

  • Alla-Prima Papers:
  • 843397- Chiaro (two sheets)
  • 843373- Encaustic
  • 843380- Ferrulle
  • 843335- Composition
  • 843359- Motif
  • 538750- Cameo Roses - White
  • 545570- Innoscence 2
  • 549183- Cinderella Collection - Cypress

Extra Supplies:

  • Sewing machine (we'll be using the zig-zag stitch)
  • Old Lamp with straight sided shade (the shade on the one I used is 8 inches tall)
  • Acrylic paint or spray paint for the bottom of the lamp (only if you want to change the color of the base)
  • 1 yard of thicker type muslin (similar to twill)
  • Hot glue
  • Rolling Adhesive


International Show:

Grungy...But Nice with Anna Dabrowska (Poland)

Wednesday, November 30th at 11:00am PT/ 2:00pm ET/ 8:00pm, CET, GMT+1

 So sweet

Grunge is usually considered as boyish or heavy style, but I'd like to convince you that it also as the more delicate, girly, eclectic side...During this show we'll go wild with masking and stamping to get a detailed, grungy background in feminine colors. Next we'll mix pretty, soft embellishmens with metal and rust and add a bit of creative madness to the sweet, girly scrapbook page... in the end, we are all full of surprises:)

Prima Products:

  • 550097 - 8x10 Alphabets - Romantique
  • 843458 - Romantique Col. Hedgerow
  • 551636 - Resistant Canvas - Romantique
  • 550004 - Masks
  • 536305 - Clear Stamps
  • 545031 - Clear Stamps
  • 544980 - Clear Stamps
  • 550967 - Clear Stamps - Londonerry
  • 921019 - Rose Trim-cream
  • 551582 - Say It In Crystals
  • 890834 - Resin - Bird Homes
  • 551803 - Crystal Palace - Hyacinth
  • 550806 - Writers Tape - Bare

Extra Supplies:

  • Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: Black Magic, Cadillac Pink, Gold, Sun Sisters, Creme de Rouge.
  • Large chipboard: - for example Dusty Attic Skeleton Clock
  • found objects - buttons, beads, pearls or similar
  • metal object - for example small hinge
  • Black Distress ink - Black Soot - Ranger, blednig tool with foam
  • Archival  inks: Jet Black, Crimson - Ranger
  • good quality crafting glue - for example Glue N Seal - Ranger
  • metalic brads
  • stapler, paper clips
  • heat gun
  • sewing machine


 And did you happen to catch the Nifty Gifty class with Cari last week? Check out some of the great ideas she has to share with you for the upcoming holidays using the Ruby Violet Collection...

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Janine is Back With Amazing Projects!!

We would love to welcome back Janine Koczwara!! Today she has some amazing projects to share!


Hi everyone, it's Janine Koczwara here with my first blog post since coming back onto the Prima Design Team!!  Yes, I am so super excited to be back on the team and hopefully able to inspire you with my projects!

Lets start with this mini album created by using the packaging from Prima Flowers.  I hoard most of the packaging from my flowers as it is so pretty and try and re-purpose it.  Here it has become the bases for my pages and the hang cell becomes the point to bind it all together with lace!

To start with I have cut patterned paper from the Romantique line and used it to cover all the bar-code and text on the packaging.  Then I proceeded to layer all my other papers and embellishments on top of that.

So Thankful for You W

I coloured around 1 meter of ribbon with Tattered Angels Mint Chocolate Chip Chalkboard Glimmer mist and cut the amounts I needed off from that piece once it was dry.

I also used Ranger Walnut Stain Distress ink around all my pages and papers as I love the way it adds impact to the overall design.

So Thankful for You P2&3 w

So Thankful for You P4&5 w
So Thankful for You P4&7 w
DSC_6815 Watermarked

I stamped my essential flowers and inked around the edges to add interest but to also reduce the intensity of the colour of the flowers.  I used the same stamp on the tags for a wonderful vintage feel.

DSC_6811 watermarked

DSC_6812 Watermarked

Products Used:

  • 843434  Romantique Collection Estella
  • 843441  Romantique Collection Gazette
  • 843458  Romantique Collection Hedgerow
  • 843465  Romantique Collection Ha Penny
  • 840747  Paradise City Collection Fruity Jungle
  • 535100  Raja Centers Blue
  • 541064  Lace
  • 545482  Lace
  • 550103  Alphabet Stickers Black
  • 552725  Sherwood Rose Larkspur
  • PE-002  Limited Edition Roses
  • PE-067  Limited Edition Roses
  • 533199  Camelot Roses
  • 549244  Essentials Madeline
  • 536350  Clear Stamps

The next projects are all based around the same concept of a quick and simple gift idea for a teacher or co-worker.  In these first images I have used Prima flowers, and hot glued a "stem" to them for pressing into the floristry foam.  In the video tutorial below, I have used a mixture of hand made paper flowers and prima flowers for a way to keep costs down if you want to create this cute little gift for quite a few people.

Gift Teacher Co-worker Pair

Gift Teacher Co-worker 2

On this lollipop posy, I have covered the can with layers of punched paper for a delicate base and mixed lollipops, blooms and some candy gems for the floral display at the top.

Gift Pot Pastel


This is another version using prima papers to create your own flowers ... you can see how this was made in this video...  


 Products Used:

  • 843229    Pixie Glen Collection - Cornwall
  • 843236    Pixie Glen Collection - Dartmoor
  • 843205    Pixie Glen Collection - Rose Arbor
  • 843182    Pixie Glen Collection - Pyske Cuts
  • 551087    Cling Mounted Stamps
  • 551346    Say It In Crystals
  • PE-001-25    Limited Edition Roses
  • PE-001-17    Limited Edition Roses
  • PE-546-105    Limited Edition Roses
  • 549381    Candy Gems - Melon 

Finally here is a LO that I have created using a monochromatic palette of colours and lots and lots of layers.  I chose the photos for this monochromatic LO based on the wine barrel in the background offering that hint of rustic tones.  I love the way the photographs jump out at you from the page with their splash of colour against the mustard brown tones of the page.

TCR 84 Make A Splash

You can see the mix of layers in this close up.  You can create open stars by nesting your star dies on your paper before running them through your die cutting machine.  With the open star you can see more of the layers underneath while still maintaining the effect of the star on the page.



Another little tip when using the Prima toggles, you can finish off the button effect by adding a small sliver of paper through the button holes to give the appearance it has been stitched!  Quick, simple and very effective. 

Products Used:

  • 543914    Roosevelt Collection - Edith
  • 537531    Winter Roses 
  • 537593    Melange
  • 539382    Belle Arte
  • 841508    Flights Of Fancy Collection - Faith 
  • 840877    Animal Bash Collection
  • 843656    Alla Prima Collection - 6x6 Paper Book
  • 842468    Madeline Collection - Parfait
  • 843755    12x12 Ledger
  • 550448    Toggle Quirky
  • 552992    Gillion Lemon
  • 552664    Bretton Vines - Parchment 
  • 541064    Lace


Thank you Janine for sharing such beautiful pieces of work. 


If you would like to see more of Janine's work make sure to check out her blog



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Giving Thanks With Anna-Maria Wolniak

Anna-Maria has some amazing creations of thanks to share with you today. She has created some amazing cards. 


Take a look at the warm comforting feel of this first card. A beautiful place card for upcoming holiday festivities. 

Anna-Maria 9

The Alla Chipboard adds a touch of dimension.

Anna-Maria 10

This next card showcases Prima's elegant gold trims. 

Anna-Maria 8

The trims add the perfect touch and highlights the Solitaire flower. A flower that could possibly be a girl's best friend.

Anna-Maria 7

The contrast of color and texture is stunning on this card. The eclectic look is perfect to fit an decor.

Anna-Maria 6

The felt leaves are the perfect finishing touch.

Anna-Maria 5

Take in the rustic altered feel of this card. 

Anna-Maria 4

Look at the adorable cradle nest. The perfect embellishment for any project. Spring or Fall a must have.

Anna-Maria 3

Last but not least Anna-Maria created this card using some of Prima's Chipboard and utilizes the chipboard's shape to form the shape of the card.

Anna-Maria 2


Anna-Maria 1

Supplies codes:

  • 843540- Printery Col. Love Ledger
  • 843557- Printery Col. Folio
  • 843236- Pixie Geln Col. Dartmoor
  • 843335- Alla Prima Col. Composistion
  • 553814- Alla Prima Col. Mulberry Paper 6 x 6
  • 552510- Essentials 11- Londonerry
  • 548803- Melody- Love Note Collection
  • 552558- Essentials 11- Alla Prima
  • 552282- Solitaire-Jeweltone
  • 553647- Vermont- Orce
  • 552879- cradle 
  • 550455- Black and cream trim
  • 550493- Tassle Gold Trim
  • 550504- Trim
  • 551209- Alla Prima Chipboard
  • 551216- Pixie Glen Chipboard
  • 551636- Resist Canvas
  • 553548- Splendor- Autumn
  • 553531- Splendor- Fall Mix
  • 549336- Candy gems blue berry
  • 544355- Arco iris flowers

and buttons, paint...

We hope you have a wonderful weekend. If you would like to see more of Anna-Maria's talented work, check out her Blog.

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Happy Thanksgiving

Everyone at Prima Marketing wishes you a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday.

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New Inspiration with Hege Lundquist

Happy Wednesday everyone. Today Hege Lundquist has two beautiful Layouts to share with you. Showcasing wonderful contrast and a fantastic display of Prima's flowers. Enjoy.
Hi everyone! It's my day again here at the prima blog. Hope you like what I have to show you today! :-)
My first layout was inspired from the november BAP sketch. I've mostly used the romantique collection on this one. I love the tender feeling of the line and think it suits the photo of me and my daughter. I've used lots of flowers to frame the photo and put in some contrast colors for that little extra.
The crystals totally put a girly touch over the layout.

The resin mini window looks so sweet. I really love the shabby look of them.

The bird's nest is a little match to the resin bird among the flowers.

  • Item # 843472 Romantique Col. Crumpet
  • Item# 890773 Resin - Small Birds 
  • Item# 890735 Resin - Mini Windows
  • Item# 552879 Cradle - Robin -
  • Item# 551100 Reflections - Printery
  • Item# 551711 Firefly - Tone
  • Item# 552565 Essentials 11 - Romantique 
  • Item# 544256 Say it in Crystals & Pearls 
  • Item# 551704 Fleur De Lys - Almond  
  • Item# 552763 Carlotta - Winery  
  • Item# 551995 Parchment Petals - Scroll

For my second layout I was really inspired by the PPP for november. The colors were not me at all. Because of that, I really had fun challenging myself along the way. I didn't use a lot of papers on it, just concentrated on the beautiful prima flowers.

The colors just pop with a autumn feeling! The crocheted flowers gives a softness to the look among the other flowers.
The glitter leaves are so beautiful!
The prima masks are just perfect to give the little extra detail and gives the entire layout a different look.
  • Item# 551124 Reflections - Londonerry
  • Item#548803 Melody – Love Note Collection
  • Item# 553494 Aglow - Mica
  • Item# 553586 Splendor - Terra
  • Item# 550066 Alphabet sheet
  • Item# 550448 Toggle - quirky
  • Item# 551704 Fleur de lys - almond
  • Item# 552282 Solitaire - Jeweltone
  • Item# 552794 Carlotta - tropics
  • Item# 552688 Sherwood rose - truffle
  • Item# 552558 Essentials 11 - alla prima
  • Item# 552886 Cradle - sparrow
That's all from me today! Hope you liked what I had to share with you. I know I loved making these for you!
Until next time...see ya :-) 

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Nifty Gifts on Live with Prima...

With Thanksgiving coming up this week, we have just one class to share with you on Live with Prima. Tonight's class will feature our fabulous Ruby Violet Collection with our host Cari Fennell. She will share lots of great ideas while creating a range of gifts that you can recreate for the upcoming holidays.

Stop by the Prima Channel on ustream to see this class take place live and see our archived videos from previous broadcasts. You can also view the classes directly from our Live with Prima website or our Facebook Fan Page. Join our live chat that takes place during every broadcast to ask questions and comment while you watch! Create a free log in on, go to our channel and start typing in the chat box.


 Nifty Prima Gifties with Cari Fennell

Tuesday, November 22nd at 5:00pm PT/ 6:00pm MT/ 7:00pm CT/ 8:00pm ET

1:00am GMT/ 12:00pm 11/23 ACT (Australia)

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Are you looking for quick and easy gifts to create this holiday season? Then this is a class you wont want to miss! Join Cari, as she shares lots gift giving and packaging ideas using a variety of Prima and Ruby Violet goodies. This class is sure to spark your creativity and get you motivated to start making those gifts.

Prima Products:

  • Ruby Violet Necklace Kits-940850, 940898
  • Ruby Violet Cuff-940737
  • Ruby Violet-940157
  • Ruby Violet-940317
  • Ruby Violet-940409
  • Ruby Violet-940348
  • Ruby Violet-940225
  • Ruby Violet Paper Pad-940089
  • Pebbles-880705
  • Say It In Crystals-551346, 551513
  • Cabachon-920975, 920951

Extra Materials:

  • Quick Grip Adhesive by Beacon
  • Glimmer Glam-Espresso, Dirty Martini
  • Paper Trimmer
  • 4x6 Photo Holder
  • Cosmetic Bag-found at Target dollar section
  • Mini Frame
  • Ribbon Scraps-Cream, Pink


 If you missed Lolly's 2012 Calendar show from last Thursday Night, you can see it here! Mom Chops made her debut on Live with Prima to guest with Lolly...this is a fabulous class if you are looking for a unique project to make! It is pure Lolly style...teal and all!

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Mixing it up with Anna Dabrowska

Hello to you on this fine Monday morning. We are happy to share with you more of Anna Dabrowska's gorgeous work.


"Mine" - mixed media layout



What I love the most is mixing different supplies, materials and shapes to get an unique, eclectic look in my projects. What can be better than multi-shaped, texturized embellishments made by Prima? I think the delicate look of flowers in opposition to hard, cold metal is just adorable - and canvas with a bit of plastic on the top of it? Buttons and soft lace? I love these combinations: they reflect the complexity of our nature, the different aspects of personality and relationships with others. 
Mine det 1
Mine det 2

In the background I used Prima Masks, which are always my first choice when starting the page - I love the possibilities they give: I've got the control over the creative process, decisions where to place patterns or texture. I simply can't create without them now!

Product list:
  • 882150- Masks
  • 529567- Wildflowers Pillar pack
  • 533335- Gallery Roses
  • 541125- lace
  • 541323- lace
  • 530884- Accent gems


"Vintage Collage"
What's amazing about Prima products is that they work for almost all of creative activity: altered art, mixed media, scrapbooking, collage - all creative people can find something for them in Prima's collections! I seriously fell in love with all the amazing designs and diversity of the products, so I can't take Prima off of my desk now, and the Printery collection seems to be my all-time-favorite!

In this project - mixed media collage - I used scraps of Printery papers to create a background for my further painting, sticking, and spraying. To get a more vintage, delicate look I used gesso to cover the patterned paper and a lot of gel medium to cover the background I made.

Vintage det 1

After sticking the photo down, cut-out hearts, and elements I added a second coat of medium and painted it again:) In the end I got this vintage-like canvas, with altered photo and added a resin window as a final touch :)
Vintage det 2

Prima supply list:

  • #843519- Printery Col. Signature
  • #843489- Printery Col. Emperor
  • #843526- Printery Col. Page 4
  • #553821- Printery Col. Mulberry paper 6x6
  • #550790- Writers Tape  Khaki
  • #890735- Resin- Mini Windows 
  • #550516- Trim, 18 yards Per roll- Cream



"Gradation" - mini tray (or mini box)

This a bit of a crazy idea came to my mind when I was looking through the leftovers from my DT creations gathered in a small pile on my desk. I found different types of embellishments: paper, fabric, plastic, metal...finally some flea-market findings and old clock parts too. While playing with them and thinking which boxes should I put them in I  made a configuration similar to the one you see in my finished project - starting with delicate and soft, then adding a bit of hardness in every step and finishing with dark and metal elements. I loved the idea from the first moment - I only needed a proper frame or background to put them on display. A small wooden tray was just perfect:) This creation was pure fun! 
Create prima
I started with covering the wooden box with small bits of paper tape to get some texture and painting it a bit with gesso to lighten up the grey color.


Using gel medium as a glue I placed the embellishments in the "windows" of the box - starting with a pink paper flower and finishing with a piece of metal hardware.


The idea I had on my mind was "Gradation" so I embellished the top and bottom of the box with lace and pieces of grungy chipboard. I put the cotton trim  on the sides of the box too. 

Next step I did was painting with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists in shades of pink, silver, gold and black and drying it with a heat gun.

Finally I added the chipboard title, covered the whole project with metallic paint. Pure messy fun!

Product list:


  • #547639- Dvita - Shalimar Collection
  • #547547- Precious – Cute as a Button
  • #930028- Vintage Trinkets
  • #538705- Cameo Roses
  • #529567- Wildflowers Pillar Pack
  • #530884- Accent Gems
  • #551353- Say It In Crystals
  • #545406- Alencon Collection

Thank you for coming to take in Anna's beautiful work. We hope you find inspiration form her post today.


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Steph is Bringing Meaningful Back

Today on the Prima blog Steph Devlin has brought us an amazingly meaningful project to share. A pure piece of inspiration.


Hi Prima fans, Steph here with a very special project to share with you.  

Years and years ago, there was an annual competition held called "Make it Meaningful". The idea behind the competition was to inspire scrapbookers to create their most meaningful albums ever.  I will never forget the year Vanessa Reynes won.  Although her album was really gorgeous, it wasn't her design, or choice of product that captured me, it was the theme of her entry.

Vanessa decided to dedicate her book to her little girl, so that if she or her husband ever weren't around, (I mean you honestly don't know what is around the corner), her daughter would have a book to go to, for advice during the main events of her life. Vanessa's book had hand written letters from her and her husband, for her daughter's 18th, 21st, Wedding and 1st Baby. I remember thinking, if I ever have children, I want to create one of these books for them. Well, I have already made one book for my eldest daughter Emma, so I needed to create one for my baby girl Madison.

So here is my 2nd, and last Letter's to my Children book.  I have used the stunning Pixie Glen Collection, and a lot of beautiful Prima embellishments. 


So where do you start in creating a book like this? A talented crafter, Jane Tregenza, encouraged me to make a book using old Reader’s Digests which she had used for projects many times.  What a brilliant idea !!! Once the pages have been gently removed from the book, the cover is a wonderful start to making a precious heirloom that your children or grandchildren will have with them for the rest of their lives.  You can use any old book that takes your fancy, giving you choice of size and width in which to work with.

I have created 4 double pages are made out of bazzill and punched with Decorative Punches.  The decorative edges make the book look so beautiful and individual.  I have added a transparency sheet for added interest, because I love the idea that you can see through pages in the book and peak at what is underneath.    The other inclusion within the book, is the addition of plastic envelopes.  Its nice to mix the envelopes up a bit, you can purchase them from any News agency.  Keep your eyes open for little home made envelopes and pockets that you can use or alter during the creation of your project.

The other envelopes in the book have been made either with a die cutting machine or just gently tearing open the flaps on an envelope and tracing around it to obtain the shape.

The key to remember, is the more pages your add, you need to adjust the spine width of those pages.  That way I know that it will fit beautifully when the pages are nested on top of each other.


Binding the book together is really easy.  Open you book to the middle page.  You are going to mark where the holes need to be punched to bind out book.  Here is the inside of my book. Depending on what size your book spine is, will determine the measurements and space between your holes. 

Once you have measured and marked the spine with dots as markers as to where to punch, proceed lining the dots up with the Crop-o-dile and punching the holes.  You will find with a book the size of mine (8 double pages) the Crop-O-dile works beautifully, penetrating both the pages and the cover with ease.



Once all the holes have been punched you can then use ribbon or thread to bind your book together.  I have tied bows on the outside of my book, to emphasise the binding aspect of this project. 

I have then gone ahead and wrapped tulle around it and added some beautiful Prima metal trinkets.


Now your book is bound, you can go ahead and embellish your book.  Use pattern papers, embellishments, rub-ons, chipboard, anything your heart desires.  I couldn't wait to dive into my Prima stash, so much variety and gorgeous products to work with.  

One other thing, when creating your book remember to add pockets, flaps or hidden journaling, and personalising it for the intended recipient.










Here are some of the milestones letters that you might want to include in your book.

  • Teen
  • Last Day of School
  • 18th
  • 21st
  • Wedding Day
  • Children
  • 1st Baby
  • Advice on Love
  • Birthday Wishes
  • Affirmations

Even if I am blessed enough to be present at my children’s life milestones, just the thought of knowing that these letters are there to read, on each special occasions is so precious to me.  I know they have been thought about and carry my heart and soul in them.




  • 843168 - Window View
  • 843175 - Garden Gate
  • 843182 - Pyske Cuts
  • 843199 - Chip-a-Twitter
  • 843205 - Rose Arbor
  • 843212 - Devon
  • 843229 - Cornwall
  • 843236 - Dartmoor
  • 551177 - Reflections
  • 551100 - Reflections
  • 552077 - Meredith
  • 552930 - Melody
  • 552404 - Miss Kate
  • 544553 - SIIC
  • 921200 - Flocked Iron Ons
  • 930042 - Vintage Trinkets
  • 890707 - Bird Houses
  • 551179 - Tiny Treasures
  • 548865 - Corrine
  • 540678 - SIIC Bling Bird
  • 532062 - Vintage Heirloom Rose

I believe that every mum (mom!) or grandmum, should make one of these, especially us crafters, who sole reason for creating is usually our children or grandchildren.  Not only will it enrich our lives with retrospection and legacy - but our children will be blessed knowing just how much they are/or have been loved.  

~ Steph ~


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Magnifying Prima's Beauty with Emeline Seet

Hello everyone, Emeline has put together some inspiring projects to share with you today. 


Hi all! In today's post, I'd like to share complimentary elements that magnifies the beauty of Prima products. Fabric and metals are my evergreen items I love to create with. Not only are these within reach, easily found in your nearby dollar stores or craft stores, most of these items could already be hidden in your drawer at home. ?In my first project, I used fabric, specifically muslin cloth, satin, organza and weaved them into my handmade (from scratch) album. The end result is one with absolute dimensions, ultimate texture. 
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Pile on my favourite Prima resins, chipboards and flowers in cool pastel shades.

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This mini album happens to be one of the projects I taught recently in Surabaya, Indonesia. 
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  • Pixie Glen Collection 8” x 8” Paper pad (843694)
  • Pixie Glen Chipboard (551216)
  • Miss Kate Petal Pink Flowers (552350)
  • Bird House Resin(890834)
  • Amore Frost Heart (551926)
  • Fantasy Snow Butterflies (552138)

My second piece is a collage of metal tart tins, metallic colored tart holder together with Prima North Country Collection. These metallic bake related tins and holders are relatively easy to come by. I used Ranger's alcohol inks to color and transform an ordinary tart tin. 

A mixture of blue, pink, green and white alcohol inks was sufficient to coat the surface of my tins. Alcohol inks are great for non-porous surface like metal. Steps: Gently apply alcohol ink onto tin.Swirl and turn to obtain maximum coverage on the tim.Let dry or hasten drying with heat gun. (reminder: exercise caution as metal heats up)

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  • Prima North Country Collection Snow fall (843298)
  • Prima North Country Collection Chipboard (551254)
  • Prima Crystal Palace Black Snow (551834)
  • Prima Carlotta Blue Pearl (552770)
  • Prima Splendour Moss leaves (553593)

Finally, a thank you card using warm colors.

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On this card, I used a kraft envelope as a backdrop for my flower cluster. Not only does it bring out color contrast on the flowers. It adds visual interest in my opinion.


  • Prima Londonerry Collection "Manor House" (843144)
  • Prima Angelica Rose Col Bonnie (546328)
  • Prima Parchment Petals Antique (551988)
  • Prima Jardinere Alla (552596)
  • Prima Resin Window Shutters (890698)
  • Prima Say It in Crystals (551421) 

Thank you for stopping by Prima's blog today. If you would like to see more of Emeline's work, check out her blog.

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Paint Is In The Air with Stacey Young

Today on the Prima blog Stacey Young with share some of her amazingly artistic layouts with us.


Hello everyone, Stacey Young here with some new creations to share with you all.

My first project was created to for the November PPP. I really loved this palette when I saw it. My baby's cute little beanie matched perfectly. I used the Printery line with lots of gorgeous blooms.


I also used some Resist Canvas pieces (birds, keys, clock + the big banner up the top from the Pixie Glen collection).

Product List:

  • #843519 "Signature"
  • #843489 "Emperor"
  • #551247 Chipboard Pieces
  • #546878 Treasure Rae
  • #549084 FloweredTendrils
  • #551612 Resist Canvas - Printery
  • #553296 Conventry Rose
  • #551643 Resist Canvas - Pixie Glen
  • #550042 Mask
  • #550158 Typeset
  • #550097 Typography
  • #551506 SIIC
  • #551100 Reflections
  • #551681 Fleur De Lys Latte
  • #552411 Coiled Pearls Grace
  • #552695 Sherwood Rose
  • #553500 Aglow Coffee Bean
  • #890698 Shabby Chic Resin Window Closers

My second project today is a Canvas. I had the absolute pleasure of making this for the beautiful DT Coordinator Sharon!!!! I was so happy to make this for her and her equally beautiful family. I bet she is so proud of this mob! I truly hope she loved what I created for her.

I applied Gesso to the Brick mask and then misted. I then used a texture paste to the bricks to give it dimension. A little bit of fussy cutting + lots of layering.

Product List:
  • #842253 "Reflections"
  • #842529 "Chateau" 
  • #842291 "Goldsboro"
  • #546830 Champagne Rose
  • #546885 Treasure Rae Grorgia
  • #552640 Bretton Vines Alyssa
  • #549121 Flowered Tendrils Lemon
  • #890858 Shabby Chic Metal Birdcages
  • #552107 Meredith Kiwi
  • #552787 Carlotta Parrot
  • #550035 Mask
  • #550059 Mask
  • #553050 Bristo Blooms Teal
  • #550011 Brick Mask
  • #539474 Can Can
  • #533175 Trellis Roses

Lastly today is a layout of my little niece Gracie. Having 3 boys myself it's so lovely to create with pink every now and then. When I create my layouts I always love to pull the colours from my pictures and extend them out into the actual layout. Gracie had on the cutest little frilly skirt with a black and white animal print. So I added the bold stripe bow and other pops of black throughout the layout.

Product List:
  • #843038 "Very Cherry"
  • #843052 "Romantique"
  • #533724 Flutter Vines
  • #542986 Roses of Spain
  • #549053 Sugar Blooms
  • #890773 Shabby Chic Resin Birds
  • #551612 Resist Canvas
  • #882129 Mask
  • #550103 Typography
  • #551469 SIIC
  • #552121 Meredith Rose
  • #552718 Sherwood Rose Cottage

Thank you for letting me share these with you today.


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More Amazing Gift Ideas on LWP!

We have two classes coming up this week and they are perfect for holiday gift giving! Jamie and Lolly have beautiful projects to share with you, so be sure to tune in for these scheduled shows. You can see the entire schedule for November, posted on our Live with Prima website with project photos and class descriptions. Join us for our live broadcasts on our ustream channel, here or watch the shows from our website or our Prima Facebook Fan page. We have live chats that take place during every broadcast, so you can ask questions and meet other viewers from all over the world!  


Winter Wonderland Book Project with Jamie Dougherty

Tuesday, November 15th at 5:00pm PT/ 6:00pm MT/ 7:00pm CT/ 8:00pm ET

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Jamie will show you haw you can take a boring hardback book and turn it into a winter wonderland. This can make a fun piece for the mantel or a cool little hiding place for valuables.

Prima Products:

  • 842857-(2)-Celebrate Jack and Jill
  • 544614-Say It In Crystals and Pearls
  • 547776-Valenciennes-Mercy
  • FL-558-22/2-Tiny Rose Buds
  • 553463-Medley-Midas
  • 543150-Holiday Celebration-Snowflake
  • 550851-Flocked Rub Ons-North Country
  • 890964-Comfort Craft Knife

Extra Supplies

  • Hardback book 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 Used
  • Craft Knife with extra blades
  • Glimmer Glam-Chandelier, Grand Teton
  • Clear Glitter
  • Glimmer Mist-Suede
  • Puffy Velvet Fabric Marker by Marvy (found at Michaels)
  • Gel Medium
  • Paint Brush
  • 3D foam squares
  • Liquid Adhesive
  • Heat Gun
  • Ruler
  • Pencil


2012 Wall Calendar with Lolly Chessie

Thursday, November 17th at 6:30pm PT/ 7:30pm MT/ 8:30pm CT/ 9:30pm ET


Come hang out with Lolly as she shows you how to create a calendar wall hanging for 2012.  Print each month using her free template (link below) on vellum so the pretty mask underneath peeps through!  You'll be painting, spritzing, sewing and masking your way into 2012 with this project!

Prima Products:

  • 843298-North Country Collection: SnowFall
  • 843281-North Country Collection: Forest Notes
  • 545604-Mask
  • 546885-Treasure Rae Flowers: Georgia
  • 538620-Fairy Tale Roses: French White
  • 546052-Innocence 2
  • 552411-Coiled Pearls: Grace
  • 553647-Vermont Leaves: Ocre
  • 532772-Fairyring Flowers: Honeydew

Extra Materials:

  • Light colored burlap (1/2 yard)
  • Jute twine (2 feet)
  • Wooden Yard Stick
  • Folk Art Paint (Yellow Citron #503)
  • Glimmer Mist (Dragonfly, Apple,& Trunk Blue)
  • Mod Podge
  • 1 inch Paint Brush
  • Hot Glue
  • Scissors
  • Glossy Accents (or other quick dry glue)
  • Sewing machine (optional)
  • 12 - 8.5x11 sheets of vellum paper



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November Layouts with AnnaMarie Mondro

Today AnnaMarie Mondro will be sharing some her talent with us today on the Prima blog.


Hi everyone! It’s AnnaMarie here, and I’m happy to be back hosting the blog! It’s hard to believe it’s November already! Here in Michigan we had our first snowfall of the year already –yikes! I’m SO not ready for that!! :)   Today I am happy to share with you two layouts I created for the Prima blog, one inspired by the November Prima Product Pick (and Palette) and the other inspired by the November Build-A-Page (BAP) sketch. I absolutely LOVED the rich vintage colors found in this month’s Prima Product Pick (and Palette) – the vibrant teal colors combined with the rusts, maroons, and rich brown tones were a lovely match for this fall photo of my Sophie. 


In order to give the corrugated cardboard background a bit of a “pop”, I first sprayed with glimmer mist, and then followed that up by lightly blotting a teal-colored inkpad into the exposed lines of the cardboard. That worked nicely to provide contrast of the richer blue-green tone against the earthier dark colors used primarily throughout my clusters of embellishments.


  Supplies List:

  • Spring Tide - Madeline Collection - Item # 842475
  • Tweet Vine - Quail Glow - Item # 553739
  • Medley Copper - Item # 553470
  • Aglow Mica - Item # 553494
  • Vermont Brown - Item # 553630
  • Solitaire – Jeweltone - Item # 552282 
  • Elegance – Jade - Item # 551889 
  • Allure - Jewel Mix - Item # 553128
  • Allure – Mocha - Item # 553111
  • Gemini – Bronze - Item # 553159 
  • Miss Kate – Spice - Item # 552398  
  • Cradle – Robin - Item # 552879
  • Meredith – Merlin - Item # 552091 
  • Bristo Blooms – Teal - Item # 553050 
  • Say it in Crystals & Pearls - Item # 544607


And now onto my second layout inspired by the November Build-A-Page (BAP) sketch. :) I really loved this sketch – so many fabulous elements, from the big swirl in the center of the page, the strips of paper throughout, and of course flowers galore! :) I chose to use the Romantique line as my starting point with these photos of my Abigail – this beautiful and softer color palette also has a playful feel to their line, which coordinates so nicely with the happy attitude of my swing-loving girl. :)


Have I ever mentioned how much I LOVE the Flocked Rub-Ons that coordinate with each new paper line? :) A tip to share with you – I blotted the Romantique rub-on above with a chocolate brown mini chalk inkpad to add a bit of color to the cream and provide a bit of contrast from the light background paper. The flocking works nicely at absorbing the color without saturating it – giving the appearance of staining.


I chose to substitute the large swirl in the center of the sketch with a Cypress vine – the stem is completely moldable and there is ample room in between the crystal flowers and leaves to embellish with even more flowers, such as these darling teensy Avon Roses, also from the Romantique line! :)


Another beautiful Shabby Chic Resin piece, this one from the Garden Fittings set – isn’t that bridge just lovely?! :)

  Supplies List: 

  • Romantique Col. Hilary - Item # 843427 
  • Romantique Col. Orchard = Item # 843410 
  • Romantique Col. Mulberry Paper 6"x6" - Item # 553791 
  • Jardinere – Romantique - Item # 552572  
  • Avon Rose – Romantique - Item # 552503  
  • Flocked Rub-Ons – Romantique - Item # 550844  
  • Chipboard – Romantique - Item # 551223  
  • Say It In Crystals - Item #551513  
  • Toggle – Quirky - Item # 550448  
  • Fantasy – Bronze - Item # 552145  
  • Gillian – Cider - Item # 553005  
  • Resin - Ceiling Ornaments - Item # 890742  
  • Resin - Garden Fittings - Item # 890780
Well, that's it from me for this month! :) Thanks for stopping by the Prima blog!

AnnaMarie Mondro

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Warehouse Sale Today and Tomorrow!!

Don't forget that our Amazing Warehouse Sale is going on today and tomorrow!  You won't want to miss out on these incredible deals!  Hope to see you there!

November Parking Lot Flyer

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Operation Write Home Blog Hop

We here at Prima are extremely excited to participate in the "Operation Write Home" blog hop!


We have joined so many amazing companies for this event and hope that we all inspire you to take part in creating cards to send to the men and women who serve our country. These cards will help them send sentiments back home to friends, family, and loved ones. 

If you came here first make sure to start at Stars & Stamps and then follow through the blog list. There will be a grand prize at the end of the hop for one lucky person who comments on the Stars & Stamps blog.

Our Design Team has joined in on the cause to help give you some ideas of cards you can create to pay it forward.


First we have a card created by Heidi Kelley, with a beautiful Thank You card


Look at this bright and beautiful Thank you card created by Stacy Cohen


Here is one more stunning card brought to you by Steph Devlin. 


Again we hope you are able to join in and make a few of your own cards for the troops. We would love to see a few of them. Post a picture onto our Facebook Page, so we can see your creations and help spread the word even further.

Now onto the next blog on our list........ Ranger Industry Inc. (Ranger Ink)

Have a wonderful weekend and THANK YOU to the men and woman who serve, have served, or deciding to serve in the Armed Forces. We at Prima appreciate what you do for our country.


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Two Styles in One Paper Line With Ania

Today on the blog, Ania Lexander will show us how you can create two different looks with the same paper line.


  You know when you’ve used 2/3rds of a sheet of paper and then you put aside the rest, knowing it’ll probably stay unused and hidden in some binder or box. Then you get a feeling that no, not these papers, I’ll try to use them again on my next project? I had that feeling with these papers, and decided to create a second layout.

The kids at the open fire station-day.

Supplies Used:

  • #842581- Melody-Open Sky
  • #842598- Melody-Melody
  • #842543- Melody-Golden Rod
  • #842567- Melody-Poppy
  • #820183-Dude
  • #5501287-Alphas
  • #551421-SIIC gems
  • #551438-SIIC gems
  • #551407-SIIC gems
  • #553630-Vermont leaves-brown


My sister and her guy..


If you look closely, you can see that I added Ranger Inc. crackle accents to the letters to add texture. I love the effect it yielded!


Love the mix of the materials here as well. The two different flowers against the felt leaf.


Supplies Used:

  • #842550- Melody-Timeless
  • #842581- Melody-Open Sky
  • #842598- Melody-Melody
  • #842543- Melody-Golden Rod
  • #842567- Melody-Poppy
  • #842352- Reflections- Talavera
  • #546533- Raffia Col Bottle brush
  • #548803- love note collection melody 
  • #544218- Alphas
  • #550127- Alphas


I created this box for my mom using the Romantique Collection.


Here is a quick and easy project that looks like you had put a lot of time and effort into. A great place for treats or a lovely gift.


Supplies Used:

#843472- Romantique-Crumpet

#843434- Romantique-Estella

#843465- Romantique- Ha' Penny

#551421- SIIC Pink swirl

#552763- Carlotta- Winery

#551995- Parchment Petals-Scroll

#553524- Aglow-Black Magic

Thanks for looking!


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A Collection of Color


Today Leslie brings us a beautiful Layout full of Autumn colors and bold design. 
Hi everyone! Leslie Ashe here with a layout I made for Prima today. This page is about my new favorite addition to my vintage camera collection.  

We LOVE to go antiquing. Every time we see an antique store – we have to stop. I’m always on the lookout for fun vintage finds for my home.
Especially camera’s, they tell SUCH a story. I see the perfect one & I HAVE to have it. When I brought this new baby home, I had to photograph it & scrap it right away.
I already had the perfect Prima color palette on my scrap desk ready to use. I knew right away that this photo would be perfect for what I chose.
Fall is my FAVORITE season. I think the colors are so warm  & inviting.  I chose a pale yellow as my base & neutral tones such as creams, rusts, and browns with a punch of turquoise as a contrast.


Tips & Technique’s:
I used paint with my circular mask as a punch of contrast with the turquoise paint. Just the perfect bit of “whimsy” I was aiming for.

The resin frames are one of my favorite Prima releases from CHA summer. You can do SO much with them. With mine here, I first backed them with patterned paper and then took some copper ink & with my finger, spread it all over the resin frame. I love the after effect of the slightly copper frame with the browns & turquoise papers. I then took my copper ink & with my finger, rubbed a few flowers that I had placed on the page.
Using mist not only for the background, but also for just the perfect touch of color on resist canvas (my border around the photo) is another fun step I did.
Supplies Used:
  • #843380-Alla Prima Ferrulle Paper
  • #842390-Madeline Parsley Paper
  • #552367-Miss Kate Coppertone
  • #553500-Aglow Coffee Bean
  • #553005-Gillian Cider
  • #552527-Essentials 11 Printery
  • #552831-Le CoQue Mystere
  • #548803-Love Note Melody
  • #544355-Arco Iris
  • #550134-12 x 12 Alla Prima ABC
  • #544317-8 x 10 ABC
  • #544249-8 x 10 ABC
  • #551162-Tiny Treasures Paris
  • #551117-Reflections Alla Prima
  • #890728-Resin Window Décor
  • #890711-Resin Window Frame
  • #890742-Resin Ceiling Ornaments
  • #542191-Felt Gate
  • #551629-Resist Canvas
  • #545574-Mask 
If you enjoyed this Layout from Leslie make sure to check out her blog.


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Alla Prima Showcase and Holiday Album on LWP!

November is in full swing and we have more amazing ideas in store for you on Live with Prima! Lolly is going to share some great ideas on how to use Prima's 12 x 12 wood frames and transform them into home decor projects. She is also showcasing the Alla Prima Collection with coordinating embellishments to alter the frames. Drew has another fabulous album to share with our viewers, just in time for the holidays. This project would make a wonderful gift for someone special.

View our Live with Prima classes from our Prima channel on ustream, the Live with Prima website or from our Facebook fan page! Create a free log in at to join in our chats, that take place during every broadcast.


Prima Showcase featuring Alla Prima Collection with Lolly Chessie

Tuesday, November 8th at 5:00pm PT/ 6:00pm MT/ 7:00pm CT/ 8:00pm ET


Join Lolly as she shows you how to create a beautiful place to tuck sweet notes and special photos, using Prima’s new 12 x 12 Frames, Alla Prima Collection and coordinating embellishments. Lolly will show you how to create a super sweet little sunburst pattern using cork, fabric, jute and buttons to cover (all tucked safely into this stunning distressed frame).

Prima Products:

  • Alla-Prima Paper - Chiaro
  • 843397- Alla-Prima Paper - Chiaro
  • 549886-12x12 Wood Frame
  • 538675- Cameo Roses - Aqua
  • 546076- Innoscence 2
  • 548810- Love Note Collection - Reflections
  • 547820- Matriarch Collection - Audrey
  • 553586- Splendor Terra
  • 551209- Alla Prima Chipboard
  • 551650- Resist Canvas

Extra Supplies:

  • 8 buttons to cover (size 20)
  • 8 plain thumb tacks
  • 1.5 yards (2 or 3 ply) jute twine
  • 1/2 yard of thicker type muslin (similar to twill)
  • Hot glue
  • Glimmer Mist (Bahama Blue, Sunflower, English Ivy)
  • 12x12 inch panel of cork -or- 2 - 12x12 inch sheets of cardboard (you can use the box the wooden frames comes in)
  • E600 or Quick Grip


Enchanting Holiday Mini Album with Drew Scott

Thursday, November 10th at 6:30pm PT/ 7:30pm MT/ 8:30pm CT/ 9:30pm ET


A fun, whimsical and festive way to display your holiday photos quickly and beautifully! In this class taught by teen instructor Drew Scott we will be making a hinged holiday mini album from start to finish using the North Country collection! This cute album will cherish your favorite holiday memories with ease! A hinged binding technique and inking techniques are shown throughout the class.

Prima Products:

  • 543588 - 6x6 North Country Paper Pad
  • 551254 - North Country Chipboard Stickers
  • 552541 - North Country Essentials Flowers
  • 543150 - Holiday Celebration Flowers in Snowflake
  • 513696 - Sleigh Bells Flowers in Gold
  • 545420 - Alencon Lace (1 Yard)
  • 890940-Comfort Craft Distressing Tool
  • 891008-Chalk Fluid- Dark Bark
  • 890964-Comfort Craft Knife

Extra Supplies:

  • Chipboard (2)- 12x12 sheets
  • Dry Adhesive (ATG Gun)
  • Wet Adhesive (Fabri Tac)
  • Paper or hemp cord
  • Stapler




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The Future Belongs....

Heidi Kelley has a stunning layout to share with you today. Enjoy.


Hi friends, Heidi here, with another whimsy-filled mixed media project for Prima! This time I decided to create a layout using the North Country Collection, and lots of art mediums, paints, and some creative photograph cutting. I titled the piece "The Future Belongs {to those who see the beauty of their dreams}" and I really wanted the focus to be on how creative you can get with Prima's patterned paper.


To prep the layout, I haphazardly spread gesso over the paper with an old credit card, making sure to scrape in certain areas so that the beautiful colors showed through. After this was dry, I added molding paste using a sea sponge to add peaks. I then attached two layers of  the paper, cut in ovals, to the background and used a blend of red and pink paint mists to add some more color.

After adding my photo, I decided that I wanted to blend in the ovals a bit more to the background, so I added some more molding paste (this time using my finger to spread it) and when that was dry, I also added in some glass bead gel for shimmer and interest. I wanted this to look a bit like snow when I was finished.

Each piece of the North Country Collection paper has such fun detailing within it, that if you look at, there are countless ways to customize it to your own layout, creating interesting elements and of course, yummy eye candy! Here, I cut quite a few of the small flourishes from the paper, adding it into my daughter's hair to create dimension. In order to do this, I printed out two copies of the photograph, adhered one to the page, and then cut portions of her hair out of the second photograph, using dimensional dots to mount these above the other strands of her hair and tucking in the flourishes.

I also cut out some of the small graphic printed flowers and an element as an earring, thinking this added a little more femininity to the page! I then cut some of the branches from the "Rock Candy" and tucked them into her locks as well, to add just a bit more bling. I finished off embellishing the page by adding some flowers, a strand from one of Prima's "Twisters", shabby chic treasures and "Say it in Crystals." The title work was fun to play with also, as I used some old Prima for the large part of the title, and then combined different colors for the remaining part.

Prima papers can really be put to work, I LOVE how I was able to create so many details by simply picking up a pair of detail scissors!! 

Supplies List:

  • #843243 North Country Collection paper:"Wonderland"
  • #843281 North Country Collection paper: "Forest Notes"
  • #843243 North Country Collection paper:"In the Forest"
  • #843298 North Country Collection paper:"Snow Fall"
  • #552015 Twisters
  • #552206 Rock Candy
  • #553302 Coventry Rose
  • #552497 Avon Rose
  • #551445 Say It In Crystals
  • #890902 Shabby Chic Treasures
  • #890728 Shabby Chic Treasures
  • #544836, #550073, #550103 Alphabet Stickers


If you would like to see more of Heidi's amazing talent please check out her blog and have a wonderful week.

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Sharing Some Beauty

Today on the Prima blog we have Stacey Cohen sharing a beautifully created layout, utilizeing Prima's patterned papers and flower embelishments. 


Together_Stacy Cohen
On her layout Stacey used the Whisper Collection flowers to add pops of color and to create a focal point at the corner of her picture.

She also included a couple of these sweet little roses to the page. These roses are part of the Sherwood collection.

Look at the details she adds to her page by altering Prima's alphas and minipulating papers.

Together close-up


  • 842734 Botanical My Darling
  • 843076 Sweet Fairy “Fairy Notes”
  • 842543 Melody Golden Rod
  • 536923 Chipboard Alphas
  • 548629 Whisper Col – Fairy
  • 548643 Whisper Col – Melody
  • 552718 Sherwood Rose - Cottage
  • 552954 Melody - blue

If you would like to see more of Stacey's amazing work please make sure to check out her blog. Have a happy and creative weekend. 


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November's Prima Product Pick


November's palette and product choices are some of our best yet! Just take a peek at the vintage beauties below:


We always offer two chances to win some amazing Prima products with our Palette and Pick challenges! Here's how:

ONE: Repost this Prima PPP blog post on your blog, facebook, or any other forum (please follow all forum's TOU.) Come back here and LINK us to your repost in the comment section!




TWO: Complete a Prima-based project using these products, or the Palette shown above, and submit them to us: by November 30th! Please put "November PPP" in the subject line.


It's always fun to see what the design team has done with our palettes!


PPP Trudi Harrison-1
Want an amazing fall wreath? Pull out your new Prima products and go to town! Trudi Harrison has chosen Prima's new Aglow leaves and contrasting turquoise flowers to decorate her exquisite wreath.

PPP November Project Detail 2 by Trudi Harrison-1



  • #553500 Aglow - Coffee Bean
  • #553470 Medley – Copper
  • #553579 Splendor – Cinnamon
  • #553586 Splendor – Terra
  • #552886 Cradle – Sparrow
  • #552015 Twisters -  Glitter
  • #553005 Gillian – Cider
  • #552558 Essentials 11 – Alla Prima
  • #553272 Flower Market – Alla Prima
  • #843342 Alla Prima Collection – Fresco
  • #843274 North Country Collection – Icicles
  • #843243 North Country Collection – Wonderland
  • #552176 Fantasy – Forest
  • #890735 Resin – Mini Windows
  • #890742 Resin – Ceiling Ornaments
  • #538668 Fairytale Roses
  • #537661 Lilliput Roses – Lime Cooler
  • #551216 Chipboard - Pixie Glen


PPP Karola witczak
Karola Witczak uses our November palette beautifully on this stunning layout. Notice how she customized the Resist Canvas to coordinate with the palette?



  • Romantique - Coventry Roses #553302
  • Alla-Prima resist canvas #551629
  • North Country - Icicles paper #843274
  • Reflections #551124
  • Reflections #551117
  • Fantasy butterfly #552176
  • Le Coque #552817
  • Firefly #551735
  • Aglow leaves #553500
  • Splendor leaves #553548
  • Romantique - Jardinere #552572


Ppp leslie ashe

Leslie Ashe took our palette and product list and created a gorgeous card out of it! What a beautiful way to use our new fall leaves, Reflection mirrors and Flaxence flower!


  • Reflections Paper Scribe # 842345
  • Mask # 545574
  • Tiny Treasures – Paris # 551162
  • Reflections – Printery # 551100
  • 8x10 Printery ABC # 550073
  • Melody Sepia # 552947
  • Flaxence Barley # 552022
  • Splendor Fall Mix # 553531
  • Medley Copper # 553470
  • Vermont Brown # 553630
  • SIIC and Pearls # 541163


Ppp trina mcclune
Trina McClune used loads of photos on her fall-oriented layout! Half the work is done when you start with a gorgeous palette...just add photos and a few premium Prima products!

Product List:

  • #843519 "Signature"
  • #843489 "Emperor"
  • #551247 Chipboard Pieces
  • #546878 Treasure Rae
  • #549084 FloweredTendrils
  • #551612 Resist Canvas - Printery
  • #553296 Conventry Rose
  • #551643 Resist Canvas - Pixie Glen
  • #550042 Mask
  • #550158 Typeset
  • #550097 Typography
  • #551506 SIIC
  • #551100 Reflections
  • #551681 Fleur De Lys Latte
  • #552411 Coiled Pearls Grace
  • #552695 Sherwood Rose
  • #553500 Aglow Coffee Bean
  • #890698 Shabby Chic Resin Window Closers


Ppp maiko kosugi

If you love softer colors you can always adjust our palette to fit your preferences. On this layout Maiko Kosugi used the November palette, but toned down the colors for a softer effect. The result is simply beautiful!


  • 843281 North Country Col. Forest Notes
  • 843274 North Country Col. Icicles
  • 843380 Alla Prima Col. Ferrulle
  • 843144 Londonerry Col. Manor House
  • 553838 North Country Col. Mulberry Paper 6"x6"
  • 553289 Coventry Rose - North Country
  • 550073 8”x10” Alphabets - Alla Prima
  • 550585 Say it in Crystals - Alla Prima
  • 551322 Say It In Crystals
  • 550516 Trim, 18 Yards Per Roll - Cream
  • 550448 Toggle - Quirky
  • 552954 Melody - Blue
  • 553005 Gillian - Cider
  • 553500 Aglow - Coffee Bean
  • 890780 Resin - Garden Fittings
  • 551896 Elegance - Maple

Ppp ania lexander
Just take a look at this stunning card by Anne Jo Lexander! Anne Jo chose deep, rich hues form our palette to create a stunner topped off with a beautiful new Prima flower!


  • Papers: 842352, 842321, 842338
  • letters: 544317
  • chipboard: 551230
  • Leaves: 553500
  • Flowers: 551971, 553197
  • Ribbon: 921576
  • Button: 550431
  • Bird: 553739


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November BAP

Presenting November's Build-A-Page sketch!




This month's fabulous sketch is loaded with lots of paper strips, punched edges, flowers galore, and a fabulous swirl (perfect for a Say It In Crystal!)


Want to play along with us using this month's BAP? Simply send your Prima-based project, using this sketch, to us by November 30th, 2011, for a chance to win some amazing Prima products. Send projects to: Please include "BAP November" in the subject line.


Here are a few samples by our ever-amazing design team!


Bap maiko kosugi

Maiko Kosugi surrounds her gorgeous family photo with an abundance of sweet flowers, lace and crystals to create a wonderful family keepsake.



  • 843427 Romantique Col. Hilary
  • 843410 Romantique Col. Orchard
  • 843441 Romantique Col. Gazette
  • 843472 Romantique Col. Crumpet
  • 843144 Londonerry Col. Manor House
  • 553005 Gillian - Cider
  • 552947 Melody - Sepia
  • 553302 Coventry Rose - Romantique
  • 552503 Avon Rose - Romantique
  • 550547 Say it in Crystals- Romantique
  • 550813 Writers Tape - Cotton
  • 553548 Splendor - Autumn
  • 553531 Splendor - Fall Mix
  • 890674 Resin - Roman Pillars
  • 536916 Times Alphabet


Bap steph devlin

Instead of a large swirl Steph Devlin substitutes a delightful array of flowers cascading down this beauty of a page.



843496 - Pressman
841126 - My Lovely
890773v - Bird Resin
553081 - Bristo Blooms
552725 - Sherwood Rose
553302 - Coventry Rose
551506 - SIIC
550554 -SIIC
930011 - Vintage Trinkets
553463 - Medley Midas
552091 - Meredith


Bap stacy cohen
This technique-filled stunning page by Stacy Cohen showcases amazing handstitching, flocking and a few other customized touches!



  • 843175 Pixie Glen “Garden Gate”
  • 842734 Botanical “My Darling”
  • 843014 Sweet Fairy “Fresh Breeze”
  • 552084 Meredith Rubine
  • 551360 SIIC
  • 536916 Chipboard Alphas
  • 551186 Tiny Treasures Metal Charm

Bap trina mcclune.jpg
Trina McClune flips the sketch for a fun twist on this precious page! A Prima vine is the perfect accent to draw your eye down the page.

Supply list:

  • 843175 – Pixie Glen Garden Gate
  • 843380 – Alla Prima Ferrulle
  • 551025 – Clear Stamps
  • 550691 – Vintage Trinkets
  • 550684 – Vintage Trinkets
  • 552985 – Gillian Aqua
  • 552688 – Sherwood Rose Truffle
  • 550561 – SIIC
  • 890735 – Shabby Chic Treasures
  • 552411 – Coiled Pearls Grace
  • 553289 – Coventry Rose North Country
  • 552497 – Avon Rose Londonerry
  • 531072 - Alphabets


BAP Ania Lexander
Ania Lexander takes our sketch and adapts it for card-users! Using North Country papers and a colored Canvas Resist tree Ania makes this wonderland card simply stand out!


  • Resistant Canvas: 551605
  • Chipboard Stickers: 551254
  • Alpha Stickers: 550066
  • Patterned Papers: 843250, 843274, 843281
  • Leaves: 553531
  • Flower: 552282


We have a bonus for you this month! Marie-Nicolas Alliot will show us how to make an adorable envelope like she used on this fabulous layout!

Bap marie-nicolas alliot

See that gorgeous green envelope used to anchor the page? Here is how you make it:



  • Melody collection «potting Shed» #842536
  • Alla Prima collection «Encoustic» & «Low Key» #843328
  • Allure Macha #553311
  • Tiny alpha stickers #550134
  • Alphabet Stickers #541774
  • Buttons TOGGLE #550431
  • Stamps #542054 & #536312
  • SIIC #544782
  • Ornamental edging #550523
  • Carlotta # 552794 splendor #553548


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Holiday Classes on Live with Prima!

The Live with Prima schedule for November is filled with so many great classes, featuring holiday gift giving ideas and more! These classes include lots of techniques, along with unique and creative ideas using Prima products to complete any kind of project. Join us for the live chats that take place during every broadcast. It’s a great place to ask questions and gain information about the projects, while the show takes place. Viewers can watch from our Live with Prima website, our Facebook fan page or directly from our Prima channel on


North Country Holiday Cards with Drew Scott

Tuesday, November 1st at 5:00pm PT/ 6:00pm MT/ 7:00pm CT/ 8:00pm ET


In this class, we will create a variety of beautiful holiday cards using Prima’s North Country Collection. Join teen instructor, Drew Scott as he creates 6-8 holiday cards with gorgeous papers, chipboard accents, lace and more. This set of cards would make a great gift, bundled together with pretty lace.

Prima Product:

  • 843700 - 8x8 North Country Paper pad
  • 551254 - North Country Chipboard Stickers
  • 300623 - E-line Pearls and Crystals
  • 545420 - Alencon Lace (1 Yard)
  • 890940-Comfort Craft Distressing Tool
  • 891008-Chalk Fluid- Dark Bark

 Extra Supplies:

  • White card stock
  • Scor Board
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Liquid and Dry Adhesive
  • Paper or hemp Cord
  • Favorite Border Punches
  • Scissors


 Festive Wreath with Jamie Dougherty

Thursday, November 3rd at 6:30pm PT/ 7:30pm MT/ 8:30pm CT/ 8:30pm ET

Jamie D Nov_LWP 5 (1)

Make this welcoming wreath as a gift or holiday décor, using a gorgeous mixture of Prima flowers and papers. I will show you how you can think outside of the box when it comes to your pattern papers. This festive project is sure to get you into the spirit of the holidays!

 Prima Products:

  • 513665-(2)-Sleigh Bell Flowers
  • 547585-Bala-Shalimar Collection
  • 546656-Suffolk-De Soie Collection
  • 544041-Antique Mistletoe-Traditional
  • 547424-Gilded Precious Metals Collections
  • 547417-Gold Precious Metals Collections
  • 840358-Christmas Fancy FaLaLa
  • 840327-Christmas Fancy-Cheer
  • 840303-Christmas Fancy-Joy

Extra Supplies:

  • Corrugated Cardboard-1 foot x 2 feet
  • Gesso
  • Clear Glitter
  • Glimmer Glam-Chandelier
  • Glimmer Mist-Fern Chalkboard Mist Suede
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive
  • White Cardstock or Watercolor Paper



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