Friday, July 21, 2017

Friday Focus - Prima Marketing St. Tropez Collection

Hello, Friends! Autumn of SewPaperPaint here, and I am just so excited that it's time for a new Friday Focus at The Funkie Junkie Boutique! Not familiar with Friday Focus? This is our opportunity to share with you ideas, tips and techniques with a specific product or range currently available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. For the next two weeks, all Prima Marketing St. Tropez products will be available for an additional 15% discount! I hope to share a project that shows the beauty and versatility of these lovely products.

I was super excited to work with an A4 paper pad. In the States, this size of paper us unusual and I was prompted to make a large scrapbook album to document my vacations this year. I'm sharing the details on construction and video on my blog, so join me today if you want to learn how to build a similar album.

There are several collage sheets in the collection and I used them to build multiple layers on each page. For my cover, I cut four Ornate Frame dies from thin chipboard and layered together to make a substantial focal embellishment. I used one of the collage images, an anchor charm and added some Mini Art Stones to mimic sand.

My dear friend suggested I make a closure from Jute, but I really wanted some sort of button closure. After days of contemplation an idea popped in my head. I glued jute in a circular design over a strung button. I pulled the strings through a hole I punched in the cover and secured. I added a loose jute string to the back to wrap around the button and am oh so happy with it.

Several of my pages have interactive elements, such as flaps which open to reveal even more photos. (The beautiful blue ribbon was from a little gift Linda includes in every package - what amazing customer service!)

The collage elements really speak for themselves and made it easy to create focal points.

The flap opens up to reveal even more collage and photo fun.

I tucked in a lot of dies, like the new Tim Holtz Scroll die, which were cut from the paper pad and sponged for contrast.

The little stamp set is so much fun and I loved mixing it with the various elements.

The Belle Isle flowers are dainty enough to work inside the pages. I layered them with flat flowers from my stash for extra impact.

All of my pages were made of kraft stock and the designer paper was stitched on top.  

One of my favorite products in this collection is the gemstones. They have so much color variation and light movement like real gems! I tucked them in where ever I could. :)

I just love the many "vintage" style graphic elements.

I cut tags from the papers and tucked them in everywhere.

This is my favorite collage, including the Tropical dies by Tim Holtz.

And the opposite page with another flipout and stamping.

One of my photographs of the Atlantic Ocean inside.

There are so many varied patterns, like this cabana stripe. I love the eclectic look.

I kept my layers relatively flat, but the binding method allows for a little bulk, like chipboard from my stash.

I have a flip through video on my blog if you're interested.

You can make this entire album with one paper pad! Grab a few embellishment packs to go along with while they are on sale.

I cannot believe I was able to produce so many collages from one pack of paper!

I ended the album with a waterfall and will have to wait until next year to finish that page, because I ran out of photos! But I know I will cherish this album for years to come. I truly hope you are inspired and will take a look at the Prima St. Tropez collection in the shop.

Here are the products I used, many of which you may already have. Happy summer and happy shopping!  Hugs, Autumn


  1. Absolutely fabulous, Autumn! The design of your album is so clever and what a beautiful job you did showcasing the St. Tropez collection! If I wasn't already at the beach, I would want to be there after seeing your project!

  2. WOW Autumn! This is absolutely fantastic and really shows off perfectly what can be done with such a beautiful collection. Thank you so much for sharing xx

  3. Oh my Autumn! It's really really gorgeous, so many beautiful elements, you've show cased Prima magnificently! I have a love for Prima too but don't yet have much from them, that will change lol! I'm going to your blog to see how you created this next, awesome inspiration lovely lady Karen x

  4. Trying to look at this on my phone. It's too full of goodies, so I'll have to pop over to your blog when I get to my laptop.

  5. Amazing album showcasing that gorgeous Prima collection! So perfect to mix it up with the Tropical dies from Tim. I could flip through this album for days and never see the same thing twice! What a fabulous chunky album to hold those precious memories! I'm definitely checking out your video when I get a little more time to savor it!

  6. Fabulous album! I'll check out your blog. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Just stunning!! Love all the collages and details!