When I first learned of Prima Marketing several years ago I fell in love.Â They introduced these heavenly mulberry paper flowers in cute little jars and they took off selling like wildfire!Â One thing I can tell you about Prima is that are always changing the face of flowers at each trade show.
If you check out the Prima idea gallery on their website it is packed with wonderful images using Prima product.Â They really have some amazing designers over there.Â Since I first fell in love with Prima product, I have continued to fall in love with each new creation that that make.Â But their flowers have my heart and I love using them in so many of my designs.
The first project I am going to share with you is a cube photo stand I’ve been wanting to make for quite some time.Â When I saw the Prima Solid Coordinates Jack and Jill flowers I knew they would be perfect for this project.Â I picked this paper clip cube up at the craft store and you can either paint the wooden cube first or just use in with it’s natural wood.Â The flowers themselves are attached to the cardboard or plastic backing sheet and you just peel them off when you are ready to use them.Â It is fairly simple.Â The flowers on this project were backed with aÂ thin circle of like an interfacing type fabric.
Below is a close up of the block.Â The detail on the Prima Jack and Jill flowers are just wonderful.
Now a question for you!Â When you are crafting do you have a favorite snack?Â I surely do and that favorite snack is M&M’s.Â Yummy, yummy, yummy!Â The one thing I don’t like about the M&M’s is that they are kept upstairs in the cupboard and I have to stop crafting to run all the way up to get them.Â I know, poor me!Â It was time to put on my solution focused hat and figure out a way to make less trips.Â So I found this cute little glass container at my local craft store and picked it up so I could alter it for my craft room so I would always have a supply of M&M’s on hand.
Now my candy stash will remain in my crafting room.Â I wonder if I can create a refill tube coming directly from the kitchen???
If you would like step by step instructions for making the above projects please visit my blog.Â Paper Fashions.
So now that you have taken a look at what you can do with Prima flowers let’s talk about the product itself.
Flowers are detailed
Seem to be securely put together
A nice variety of colors
Lots of different types and sizes of flowers
Good quality and durable
Sometimes it is difficult to find an adhesive that will stick well to certain parts on the back of the flowers
While chatting with Michael at the Prima booth at CHA he told me about a new idea book that they had recently published and asked if I would like a copy.Â I was very curious and accepted his generous offer.Â He sent this along with the samples that I’ve shown in my work in the last two posts.
This book is broken down into sections by product.Â The sections included in the book are; Small Flowers, Medium flowers, Large flowers, Say it in Crystals, Specialty Papers, Chipboard, Clear stamps, Voila, Mini Books, Contributors, and Bonus Layouts.Â There are 20 contributors total for this publication and 16 of these folks are project designers.Â Let me tell you, there is a huge amount of inspiration in these pages.Â The work is simply stunning!Â I’ve shown you a sample page from the book below.Â You will surely want to pick up a copy!
I hope I have inspired you by some of the projects I have created using Prima Marketing’s latest product.Â I can hardly wait to see what they come up with next!
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