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    Adrienne Garcelli

    We really enjoy the way our Design Teams members embrace the theme we present for our blog projects. There are three wonderful gift ideas here, all beautifully crafted using a variety of Prima products. To create your own, follow along with the steps provided or use materials already on hand. Either way, you will have a one-of-kind gift sure to be treasured by the lucky recipient.

    Project by: Nathalie

    This layout is a gift for my friend baby girl’s room.

    My friend takes  original pictures of her little girl each month- I really want to create something special for this little cutie pie. So I decided to create a layout each month with her gorgeous pictures.

    I used the amazing 12’’x12’’ PAPER PAD  -APRICOT HONEY collection. I really love this collection !!! I fussy cut a lot of flowers and leaves and added a bunch of Prima flowers from different collections !

    Products Used:

    -#638870 12’’x12’’ PAPER PAD  -APRICOT HONEY -# 631307 – Prima Flowers – Love Story collection- Aubree -# 646929 – Prima Flowers – Pretty Mosaic collection- Amazonite -# 646912 –Prima Flowers- Pretty Mosaic Collection-Peridot -# 643492 – Art Philosophy Watercolor Tube- Opera -# 631321 – Prima Flowers- Love Story Collection- Celestielle -# 637354 – Prima Flowers- Poetic Rose Collection – Unique Poems -# 966645- 6×9 Stencil – Iris Tapestry -# 965259 – Art Extravagance- Paper Paste  -# 639785 Watercolor Confections- Terrain  -# 642143 – Watercolor Confections – Currents –  

    Project by: Mallika

    “Pretty mosaic is such a beautiful collection and some parts of it reminded me of Pink Moroccan tiles.  I love creating this beautiful altered jewelry box for my friend on her birthday. She is very princess-like, so I added a cinderella carriage on the top to reflect her personality. “

    Products Used:


    Pretty Mosaic collection 12″x12″ paper-Floral Toile- #849245, Pretty Mosaic collection 12″X12 “paper Lovely Clusters- #8492038, Pretty Mosaic collection 12″X12 “paper Tea and roses- # 849344, Pretty Mosaic collection 12″X12 “paper Beautiful Life- #849337, Pretty Mosaic collection flowers- Red quartz-#646875,  Pretty Mosaic collection flowers- Emerald Dream quartz-#646905  Art Basics – dabbing brush #965228  Art Basics – heavy gesso – White #961459

    Project by: Riikka

    When thinking about what to do for this post, I first decided to rule out cards and canvases. While a handmade card with cookies or candies makes a perfect gift, I wanted to do something different as I craft cards and canvases to other, not gift themed posts. Instead I wanted to do something with a purpose. After some pondering I settled upon some keyrings. They are handy, little items with a purpose, and you can craft them in such a variety of styles and ways!

    I typed the steps I took to make these three in case you want to create something similar!

    Step 1. Form the wooden pieces into small houses. Paint the pieces with Impasto paint and let dry.

    Step 2. Trace the shape of the house to a sheet of Pretty Mosaic paper. Cut loose a little smaller than the drawing. Use Soft Matte Gel to collage the papers to the houses. Let again dry.

    Step 3. Add some stamping on top using black permanent ink and a script stamp. At the same time stamp the moon and the sun embellishments to white cardstock. Color the embellishments using “Shimmering Lights” watercolors and then cut to fit under a clear Melange Pebble. Adhere the pebble on top.

    Step 4. Add some colors to the tiny paper piece to the front of the house. Mix the two shiny teal acrylic paints and add some sheen to the sides as well.

    Step 5. Add some dimension to the background by using Icing Paste and a stencil. Before the paste is dry, add some extra adhesive to the back of the sun and the moon pebble as well as to the star and push them into place.

    Step 6. Thread some wire through some Glass Beads and a couple of pearls from the Pearls V set. Wrap the wire around the little house. Add an eyelet screw to both ends of the house and some crystals near the focal point from the Pretty Mosaic SIIC set.

    Step 7. Finish the decorative keyring with waxes and add a ring to the piece. You can also add a jump ring first to the eyelet screw and add additional embellishments there. I added some letter beads to dangle from the ring.

    Products Used:

    642174 Pretty Mosaic 6×6 paper pad , 964931 Art Daily stamps Dream without Fear , 963323 Art Ingredients Melange Art Pebbles , 961701 Art Ingredients Glass Beads Butter , 961671 Art Ingredients Glass Beads Crystal , 995836 Memory Hardware Pearls V , 642259 Pretty Mosaic SIIC , 590260 Art Philosophy Shimmering Lights watercolor set , 963996 Art Alchemy Metallique wax Old Silver , 963958 Art Alchemy Metallique wax Vintage Gold , 964627 Art Alchemy Impasto acrylic paint Jade , 964467 Art Alchemy Metallique acrylic paint Mermaid Teal , 966102 Art Alchemy Opal Magic acrylic paint Teal Blue , 961428 Art Basics Soft Matte Gel , 960964 Finnabair Book clear stamp , 963354 Mechanicals Mini Stars , 967918 Finnabair stencil Dandelions , 966164 Art Extravagance Icing Paste Antique Gold , 966140 Art Extravagance Icing Paste Frosty Pearl , 

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