Today we’re starting another 2 day spotlight on the Paper Crafter’s Library Blog. This time we’re focusing on a company I’m sure most of you are familiar with – Prima Marketing. I first became familiar with Prima years ago because of their gorgeous flowers. It was only after I started spending time browsing their website and blog that I realized how much more they carry – so many beautiful collections with coordinating papers and accessories, and of course, flowers.
Since they have so many different collections, each equally stunning, we decided that we would focus on one collection – the Sun Kiss collection. So today and tomorrow you’ll be seeing a bunch of projects using that collection, including of course free video tutorials and a give-away. For our give-away we’ve put together the prize pack shown above consisting of products from the Sun Kiss collection – a little bit of all the different papers, flowers and embellishments within that collection which were generously provided by Prima. Before we get started showing you the projects though, here’s a bit about Prima:
About Prima Marketing
Prima is all about flowers….and now we are even more! As scrapbooking evolves and changes into an exciting art form, Prima, the established leader in flower embellishments, always offers the most exciting and innovative floral-themed products to craft retailers worldwide. Season after season, Prima introduces artisans and crafters to a huge collection of the best flower styles for scrapbook embellishments ever made. We use a wide variety of materials to create these floral masterpieces, from mulberry paper to luxury fabrics of all types. Our flowers are hand-made by skilled artisans, never by machine, in processes that ensure the finest quality and craftsmanship available.
Accessories: Art Tiles – Sun Kiss (Prima Marketing); Jewelry Finding Bail, 18” Leather and Ribbon chain (Craft Store); E6000 Adhesive (Eclectic Products)
Sunshine Acrylic Altered Frame
Our second project for today is this Sunshine Altered Acrylic Frame. It’s a simple dollar store acrylic frame. Tracy embellished the front and then slipped a photo matted onto some of Prima’s gorgeous paper and Notecards. You can watch a video and download a PDF handout below.
Paper: Daffodil Delight CS (Stampin’ Up!); Sun Kiss Collection DP (Prima Marketing)
Accessories: 12” x 12” Cardstock Alphabet Stickers – Sun Kiss, Chipboard Pieces – Sun Kiss, Vinetta – Sun Kiss flowers, Charmé Rose -Sun Kiss flowers (Prima Marketing); 5” x 7” Acrylic Desk Frame (Dollar Store); Tape Runner XL (thermo-web); wire cutters (Craft Store); hot glue (Martha Stewart)
The card shown below is one I (Andrea) created a few weeks ago for the PCL blog – it combines the Prima Sun Kiss collection along with some May Arts ribbon and Spellbinder’s Edgeabilities. If you missed this card a few weeks ago, you can view the video and download the pdf handout here.
Stamps: Say It With Style (papertrey ink)
Ink: Jet Black Archival ink (Ranger); Y32 Copic marker (Copic)
Paper: Vintage Cream CS (papertrey ink); Tropical CS (Bazzill); Sunkissed Collection (Prima)
Accessories: yellow chevron ribbon (may arts); bone folder, paper snips (Stampin’ Up!); Classic Bracket Edgeability, Fancy Labels Two, Grand Calibur (Spellbinders); Matte Finish Removable Tape (Scotch); Tape Runner XL (thermo-web); Vinetta Sun Kiss Flower (Prima); Vintage button (Jenni Bowlin); Rustic Jute Button twine (papertrey ink); hot glue gun (Martha Stewart); pearls and rhinestones (Hero Arts)
Growing Family Makeover Monday Card
This past Monday we created the Makeover Monday card show below which features the Sun Kiss collection along with some of May Arts gorgeous Trimming/Satin Pleats ribbon. The link to the video tutorial for this was emailed out to our newsletter subscribers – if you’re currently not receiving our email newsletters you can sign up from here.
Paper: Daffodil Delight CS (Stampin’ Up!); Vanilla Smooth CS (Bazzill); Sun Kiss Collection DP (Prima Marketing)
Accessories: Mini Rose Mid Release Sunrise, Journaling Chipboard – Sun Kiss (Prima Marketing); Satin Stitched Ribbon (May Arts); bone folder, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Stampin’ Dimensionals (Stampin’ Up!); Big Shot (Sizzix); Tape Runner XL (thermo-web); wire cutter (Craft Store); hot glue (Martha Stewart); pearls (Melissa Frances)
Hello Sunshine Card
Our last card for today is this Hello Sunshine card created by Tracy – a Paper Crafter’s Library member exclusive. We have a video tutorial and pdf handout for our members here. (You must be logged in to view the page)
Paper: Vanilla Smooth CS, Whirlpool CS (Bazzill); Daffodil Delight CS (Stampin’ Up!); Sun Kiss DP Collection (Prima Marketing)
Accessories: Vinetta – Sun Kiss flowers, Charmé Rose – Sun Kiss flowers, Wood Tickets – Sun Kiss, 8” x 10” Alphabet Sheet- Sun Kiss, Journaling Chipboard stickers -Sun Kiss (Prima Marketing); Rustic Jute Button twine (papertrey ink); Stampin’ Dimensionals, bone folder (Stampin’ Up!); Tape Runner XL (thermo-web); wire cutters (Craft Store); Pearl flourish (Zva Creative); Vanilla Tulle (Bazzill); hot glue (Martha Stewart)
There is a video tutorial and handout for this project available to our Paper Crafter’s Library members.
So there you have it! Day 1 of our Prima Spotlight! I hope you’ve found today to be informative and inspirational!
A Bit About Paper Crafter’s Library
The world of paper crafting is HUGE! Whether you are a beginner, or you’ve been creating for years, the sheer number of different products, tools, techniques and project ideas can be overwhelming. After spending 6 years helping thousands of paper crafters around the world become more successful in the creative space through her series of kits, digital tutorials and online classes, Andrea Walford began looking for a new approach to education. In 2011 she launched Paper Crafter’s Library – the first, and still to this day, only website that provides an all-in-one learning solution for paper crafters. With almost 800 videos currently in their library and 4-5 new videos added each week, Paper Crafter’s Library offers comprehensive training on products, tools, techniques, and project ideas. From beginner through to advanced, whether your interest is in stamping, card making, scrapbooking, creating 3D items or altered art – you’ll find all the resources you need to navigate the world of paper crafting in ONE place, organized and indexed so that it’s quick and easy to find.
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