Category Prima

The Tag

Today I’m sharing the tag I made for The Crafty Scrapper’s annual 12 Tags of Christmas. In case you haven’t noticed, I do more crafting at Christmas than any other time of the year. I LOVE Christmas, and I especially love crafting for Christmas.

Here is the tag I made.

I started with some Prima Sweet Peppermint scraps I had leftover from my Christmas Carousel project. I layered the papers, and added a stitched border.

To mute the patterns and blend the colors a little more, I added a messy layer of thin white paint before adding my embellishments. A few sprays of Picket Fence Distress Spray and Pewter Perfect Pearls Mist give it an aged look.

The chipboard and sequins are from the Sweet Peppermint Chipboard and More set...

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The Project

Back in November, I taught at The Crafty Scrapper’s Christmas Carousel event. It was an all-day event, where I taught this 1-hour class five times. It was an exhausting day, but a lot of fun – especially for all the women who were crafting.

I used Prima’s “Sweet Peppermint” collection to make this Santa’s Visit gift card holder. We started with plain chipboard that we cut and scored into a little sleeve and drawer.

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We decorated the box inside and out.

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Some embellishments from Maya Road (bottle brush tree) and Tim Holtz (mini reindeer) are decorated and blinged to make Santa feel welcome.

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I wonder how many of the crafters are going to give away their boxes? I don’t think I could part with it!


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The Cards

Each year, I make a new batch of Christmas cards. They are usually a vintage style and almost always feature an image that evokes memories of Christmases past.

This year, I decided to use up some of the supplies that are hanging around the craft room. I combined the new Prima “Sweet Peppermint” papers with some older Bo Bunny, or whatever I had on hand.

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I usually make one style of card and then create a pile that are all identical. This year, I used a similar style on all the cards, but each is different. Let’s take a look at a few of them.

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Each card has a vintage book page, various patterned papers, and a beautiful vintage image as the centerpiece. Some of the images are from patterned papers and others are printed from vintage postcards.

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Die cut greenery is layered with a shiny die ...

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For You Card

Today I’m sharing my latest design team project for The Crafty Scrapper. This month, I made a card with Prima’s beautiful new Tales of You and Me collection. I started with a shimmering pink Bazzill cardstock that I layered with an image from the Contes de Toi et Moi paper and a patterned piece from the backside of this paper.

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I cut a spray of flowers from the Belles Melodies d’amour patterned paper and gave it some dimension with pop dots.

I added Diamond Stickles to the roses around the young maiden, and layered flowers from Prima’s Box Flowers – Documented Beauty and Tales of You and Me – Love Letters collection. The “For You” tag is also from the Box Flowers set.

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A little seam binding ribbon is tucked behind the flowers to add more texture and softness.


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Notes from the Sea Mini Album

Today I’m sharing my design team post for The Crafty Scrapper. This month, I made a mini album using Prima’s new French Riviera collection and embellishments from Maya Road.

I started with a Maya Road chipboard album that I painted and inked to get an aged gray-blue color that matches the Prima papers. For the cover I layered various papers – from the Prima collection and from my stash of vintage books.

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Here is a close-up of the embellishments – including a compass I made using a Maya Road wood frame charm. I printed a compass image, then distressed it with ink and adhered it to the inside of the charm. I used a Maya Road mini arrow charm and then painted the top piece of the frame with Distress Paint.

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Here is a look at some of the inside pages...

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