Saturday, June 25, 2016

Prima Design Team 2016

Oh Happy Day!!!

I'm so excited to get to spill the beans today!  I'm very honored to have been asked back to create for another year with Prima Marketing! 

If you know me, you know that this has been my dream team, so getting to return for another year is so exciting!!  There are so many talented ladies on the team this year, as there have been every year!  I can't wait to get to see all the fun in store for us!

Be sure to head over to the Prima Blog to see all the other ladies that are on the team this year.  I promise, you will be so inspired by all their work!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Live With Prima Kits

Have you seen the new Live with Prima Kits?  They are TERRIFIC and there are so many to choose from, but you better get them quickly before they are gone!  

You can find them on Live with Prima and also on Amazon!

I had a chance to create with the Julie Nutting Kit and I LOVED it!  I created this mini brag book that would be fun to gift to a new mom, grandmother, or anyone who has photos that they would like to share.  I made this small so it could fit into a purse to carry along to make bragging easy where ever you are!  :)

I've also put together some quick instructions to help if you would like to re-create it. 

The finished dimensions of each page are 2.75x3.75".  There are 7 pages with fronts and backs to each page.   This includes the cover and the back.

Step 1:  Use 6x6 Pad to cut 2.75x3.75" pieces for each page, as shown.  Use white embossed cardstock for pages, as shown. 

Tip:  You can either get embossed cardstock or use embossing folders to make your own.

Step 2:  Make random slanted cuts, as shown, and layer pieces for each page.

Tip:  Stitch all individual pages before gluing them together to form your album.

Step 3:  Stamp and emboss using Julie Nutting border stamps.  Fussy cut.  Tuck pieces of the borders into the layers, as shown.  Add stitching using copper or brown embroidery floss.  For the photo pages, cut embossed cardstock  2.25x3.25".

Tip:  I used watermark ink with copper colored embossing powder.  It matched beautifully with the Prima Washi Stickers that are included in the kit.  It also will prevent smearing if you choose to color your stamped pieces.

Step 4: Build 3 little paper doll dresses for your album.  

For each dress, stamp and emboss once on white cardstock.  Fussy cut the entire image.  This is your bottom layer.

Stamp and emboss twice on patterned cardstock from the Julie Nutting 6x6 pad.  Fussy Cut the dress only with one image.  Fussy Cut the skirt only with the second image then cut the pieces apart along the stamped lines. 

Ink all edges.

Layer with the white layer on the bottom, the dress imagine on top of that, and finally, add the cut apart skirt image on the very top to add more dimension.

Step 5:  Color 3 Wooden Julie Nutting Dolls.  I used Prima Chalk ink to paint them. 

Tip:  Do not add water to the ink.  For images this small, the ink alone works perfectly without bleeding.

Step 6:  Embellish each page, as shown.

Tip:  The Prima Washi Sticker Banner pieces were  taped to transparency to make the tabs for the album.

Tip:  I used the Prima Washi Sticker Words layered on white cardstock.  This allowed for using foam to add height.

Step 7:  Don't forget the little details!  Use a pretty ribbon to add to the ring that holds your album together.   Use Prima Wax Cord to tie little bows to the tops of your Julie Nutting wood dolls.

Prima Supplies: Live with Prima Julie Nutting Kit, Prima Chalk Edger White 891619, Dry Sand 891176 , Teak Wall 891268, Rock Moss 891312, Lady Bug 891398, Old Rose 891213, Coltsfoot Stemens 891183.  Wax Cord-Taupe 576752

Other:  Ribbon, White Cardstock, Embroidery Floss.