The Prima Product Picks for December have to be Christmas-themed! Anything else just wouldn't be right! With so many gorgeous, seasonal colors around us, let's pull some for inspiration! Red and white stripes from candy canes, green from our evergreen trees, sparkles from Christmas lights, and a sprinkle of snow on top! If you haven't tried Finnabair's Snowflake Paste, it is the perfect product to add snowy texture and a little sparkle to your projects! (Photo credits: vintage Christmas, sugar cookie truffles)
Now for the Prima Products! There are Prima Flowers, of course! Try a few flowers from the Sweet Peppermint collection to match the color scheme: Christmas Morning, First Snow Fall, or Santa’s Sleigh for some sparkly leaves! Add some metallic shine with Prima Rub-On Foil Sheets - Jolly is the perfect color combo for Christmas projects!! Use Sweet Peppermint Druzy Stones to recreate the magic sparkle of Christmastime! For the final touch, try some Trims to round out your project! Sweet Tinsel, Peppermint Lane, St. Nick, and Holiday Stitches are all gorgeous options! Try any of these products with the amazing colors and join in the challenge fun! We have some beautiful projects from our design team to help you with your inspiration.
"I decided to create a home decor piece using the December PPP. The Watercolor Panels are perfect for this. The Sweet Peppermint collection allows you to create a fun holiday decor piece!" ~ Tiffany Solorio
Prima Products: 585686 - 8x8 Watercolor Panel, 991357 - 12x12 Collection Kit - Sweet Peppermint, 991470 - Chipboard and More - Sweet Peppermint, 991517 - Ephemera - Sweet Peppermint, 590628 - Sweet Peppermint Flowers - Christmas Lights, 590604 - Sweet Peppermint Flowers - First Snow Fall, 590611 - Sweet Peppermint Flowers - Sweet Peppermint, 590451 - Prima Flowers - Northpark, 573782 - Color Bloom - Sparkling Pastels Soft Teal, 582890 - Color Bloom - Frost, 590024 - Flower Bundle - White, 961442 - Art Basics - Heavy Gesso - White
"This month, I decided to create my own floral watercolored wrapping paper for these pretty store-bought frames I had in my Studio! I used the Journaling Cards as the base inside each frame, and added some Ephemera. Next, I attached the Chipboard to the front of the frame and it is finished! I'll be wrapping carefully in this watercolored paper and attaching the little bottled tree to the bow! This will be the perfect gift for our neighbors! The perfect gift is simple to make!" ~ Bonita Rose
"Christmas is just my favourite time of year and I love making handmade ornaments and gifts! Using my Fiber Arts Loom, I was able to create this fun woven stocking and I just love it....the colours are inspired by Prima's Sweet Peppermint collection. You could make small stockings too and use them as hanging ornaments on your tree or as bunting - that would be so cute!!" ~ Aideen Fallon
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMxiIJDJPp8
The Build-A-Page sketch for December has so many options to explore! It starts with a triple photo feature, and it also has a snowflake theme, with room for lots of little embellishments or a mixed-media background. The grouped embellishments or striped pieces near the photo could be interpreted in so many ways! You could try a flower grouping, chipboard ephemera, or you could use mixed-media to add a textural element!
As always, the sketch is open to your interpretation and creativity! We love to feature your work and would be so happy to feature your creations in the winner's post. You can submit your projects using the blue inlinkz button below!
Prima Products: 585167 3x4 Journaling Cards - Rossibelle, 587048 Ephemera - Rossibelle, 585440 6x6 Collection Kit - Rossibelle, 847760 12x12 Rossibelle - Wildflower, 555382 8"x10" Alphabet Sheet Songbird, 590581 Rossibelle Flowers - Melody, 587123 Confetti Metal Dies - Stars, 587093 Confetti Metal Dies - Stars, 847784 12x12 Rossibelle - Nostalgic, 586980 Rossibelle Druzy Stones, 590024 Flower Bundle - White, 962555 Art Ingredients-Micro Beads: Black 57g, 962722 Art Ingredients-Glass Glitter: Velvet 56g, 577230 Chalkboard Paint - Sea Breeze
"Layouts have never been easy to me! I bow down to those of you who create such gorgeous pages! I admire them all so much, but I have just found it so hard! However, I just received the new Prima Princess Stamps and they inspired me so much to try them on this BAP. I, of course, gave her a crown because she is a princess! I added some paper piecing and background work and she was done! And, in the end, it really wasn't THAT hard... well, maybe it was, lol! But I am encouraged to keep on trying! It's all about having fun, anyways, right?!?!" ~ Miranda Edney
Prima Products: Prima Princess Stamp Olivia-540819, IOD Vintage Décor Moulds Keyholes-815301, IOD Paperclay-814991, Planner Glue Pen-589691, Art Basics Fabric Pack-963941, Rossibelle 12x12 Collection Kit-585365, Rossibelle Flowers Melody-590581, Rossibelle Flowers Mayfair-590512, Rossibelle Ephemera -587048, Memory Hardware Adhesive Artisan Tape-990879, Crochet Doily Die-584054, Finnabair White Gesso-961442, Finnabair Clear Gesso-961466, Finnabair 3D Matte Gel-961398, Glass Glitter Pearl-961633, Glass GlitterSterling-961626, Wild Roses Stencil-579920, Rub On Foil Sheets Intergalactic-585624
"Hi! As always, this is a great Build-A-Page sketch. I chose to use a few of the details from the sketch, then let my own style dictate where my layout ended up. I hope to see your wonderful creations for this month's challenges!" ~ Monika Huculak
Prima Products: 12x12 Sweet Peppermint - No Peeking! 991296, 12x12 Sweet Peppermint - Oh So Merry! 991319, Cling Stamp -Sweet Peppermint 991449, Stamp & Dies -Sweet Peppermint Snowglobe 991432, Sweet Peppermint Druzy Stones 991807, Art Basics - Heavy Gesso White 961442, Mechanicals: Mini Stars 963354, Ephemera (vintage) 962890
The December Cards & Tags sketch has so many layers, it seems bundled up for the cold weather! Start your card with layers with a gorgeous patterned paper (or whatever paper you like - it's all up to you!), add a few overlapping pieces, and top it off with a big focal piece - you could try Prima Flowers, Ephemera, Chipboard or a photo! As always, the CAT sketch is open to your interpretation. This sketch is perfectly suited for a card or tag, but you can use it for ANY project! Please use the blue inlinkz buttons below the challenge to submit your amazing projects!
"I love the Chipboard with the girl and I wanted to use it as a main element on my card. December's CAT sketch was perfect for it! I used Prima's Sweet Peppermint collection to create this sweet Christmas card." ~ Emilia Sieradzan
Prima Products: 8x8 Collection Kit - Sweet Peppermint 991395, Chipboard and More - Sweet Peppermint 991470, Ephemera - Sweet Peppermint 991517, Sweet Peppermint Flowers - Holiday Carols 590635, Sweet Peppermint Flowers - Jingle Bells 590727, SIIC - Sweet Peppermint 991579
"While using the CAT sketch, I decided to make a Christmas card without using flowers! I think you would agree with me that they are not needed on it!" ~ Marta Piekarczyk
Prima Products: Texture Paste - White Crackle (8.5 oz.) 961503, 6x6 Collection Kit - Sweet Peppermint 991418, Art Basics - Heavy Gesso - White (17 fl. oz.) 961374, Art Extravagance: Sculpture Medium - Neutral Beige 963026, Color Bloom 2 - Golden Oregano 588854, Color Bloom - Empress Gold 580315, 3x4 Journaling Notecards - Sweet Peppermint 991593, Chipboard and More - Sweet Peppermint 991470, Ephemera - Sweet Peppermint 991517, SIIC - Sweet Peppermint 991579
Come and join our last challenge of the year!! It is so fun to feature your submissions in the winner's post, and we love looking through each one!