April's Build-A-Page is here!
Got a star photo that needs loads of attention? Well this is the sketch to use it on! April's BAP leaves lots of gorgeous white space around that one special photo area and includes a fun embellishment area lending a trendy look to the whole page.
Want to play along with us? Simply send your Prima-based project to us by April 30th, 2011, for a chance to win some amazing Prima products. Send projects to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include "BAP April" in the subject line.
Our design team has had a chance to play along and here are a few lovely samples from them!
Stacy Cohen uses lots of gorgeous, bold colors on this stunning page. A dark background is the perfect way to let the colors shine, while the crystal-lace border puts the star finishing treatment on the sweet design!
- 841713 Paisley Road Paper “Assam”
- 841683 Paisley Road “Bhangra”
- 841676 Paisley Road “Dandiya”
- 841706 Paisley Road “Mondovi Ikat”
- 546465 Petticoat Bon Bon flower
- 545932 Pebbles Center
- 548223 Dollhouse Molly flowers
- 548100 Via Flamina Amore flower
- 544454 Say it In Crystals lace trim
- 541934 So Cute Notecards
- 541767 Alphabet stickers
Leena Loh uses lots of beautiful white space to surround her vertical design. What a great way to use paper scraps and border punches! A few pops of golden yellow and rich burgundy add stunning color to the page.
- 842321 - Reflections Collection Paper - Cyrus
- 842284 - Reflections Collection Paper - Shalimar
- 842345 - Reflections Collection Paper - Scribe
- 545826 - Reflections Chipboard Journaling Stickers
- 545376 - Reflections Flocked Rub-Ons
- 548421 - Paloma Collection Reflections
- 549015 - Sugar Blooms Fairy
- 548179 - Floret Mauve
- 549138 - Flowered Tendrils Tangerine
- 543310 - Autumn Harvest Clore
- 544706 - SIIC
- 537005 - De Vines Felt Stems
- 541774 - Alphabet Stickers
Janine Koczwara flipped her sketch so the paper strips run horizontally. Then she distressed each edge to create amazing texture and visual interest. Ground everything with a lovely paper design and add flowers, ferns and butterflies for a layout worth framing.
- 549312 Candy Gems Jelly Bean
- 545475 Lace
- 842246 A4 Paper Book Madeline Collection
- 545871 Glittered Chipboard Journaling Stickers Madeline Collection
- 842475 Madeline Collection Paper Spring Tide
- 842468 Madeline Collection Parfait
- 842413 Madeline Collection Parterre
- 921392 Cabachon Flower Collection
- 537760 Athena Flowers
- 539504 Primrosa Flowers
- 536992 Devines-felt vine
Trina McClune beautifully scrapbooks a tender subject while placing the single precious photo on a framed paper backdrop. A cluster of flowers and coordinating elements on the right side ground the photo and pull your eye in.
- 842444 – Madeline Bella Donna
- 842253 – Reflections Reflections
- 549381 – Candy Gems Melon
- 547219 – Parfait Collection Coffee
- 920968 – Flowers Sculpture
- 542979 – Falenco Andres
- 538736 – Cameo Roses Turquoise
- 536084 – Dynasty Topaz
- 536855 – Pebbles
- 537760 – Athena Flowers Skylight
- 540463 – Rose Leaves
- 544232 – Alphabets Stickers
- 541903 – Clear Stamps
- Other: Tim Holtz Distress ink, Tim Holtz crackle paint, Martha Stewart fence punch
Alyssa McGrew creates a very touching page celebrating her precious daughter! Using just a few strips of paper and lace Alyssa centers the elements equally to create gorgeous balance on her page.
TIP: Use a lid, or other round article, for fun stamped circles to cut out for your page!
- Sweet Fairy Papers 842970, 843038, 843069
- Sweet Fairy Rub-ons 545314
- Sweet Fairy Pebbles 545949
- Donna Downey Trim 921583
- Petticoat Flowers 546496, 546434
- Gianna Collection 548469
- Trinket Collection 548339
- Love Letter Roses 542733
- Champagne Roses 546786
- Sugar Blooms 549008
- Lace 537180
- Alphabet 544232
- Canvas Words 921477
Finally, Liana Suwandi uses a large patterned paper to ground her photo while adding whimsical elements around the page. A few flowers in various sizes add lovely texture and color to the design, while a journaling strip balances the layout.
- 541934 Notecard- So Cute
- 842994 Fairy Garden Paper - Sweet Fairy Collection
- 843069 Blowing Kisses Paper - Sweet Fairy Collection
842635 Bon Jour Paper- Sparkling Spring Collection
- 842680 Giselle Paper- Sparkling Spring Collection
- 921033 Rose Ribbon Trim
- 920746 Screen-Printed Canvas (birdcage)
- 547165 birdsong collection-paper bird- script
- 544461 SIIC swirl
- 544676 SIIC swirl