Bridal Designs with Prima


Hi there! I hope you all had a great weekend! I’m back with some fun bridal inspiration from Prima designer Sharon Laakkonen! She was inspired to make these great projects for her daughter who recently got married! Read on below to find out her tips & tricks on how she made these, and for a sneak peek at new Prima products to come to Simon Says Stamp!

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I created this paper bride and mini-album for my lovely daughter, Brittany, who just got married last August! I thought it would be extra fun to choose colors from her wedding for the accents! Her dress was absolutely gorgeous and filled with lots of white flowers. Instead of duplicating it I created a layered dress over the stamped bride and then added huge roses for some extra pizzazz. This book will be a perfect place for Brittany to scrapbook her wedding photos!


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Step 1: Stamp bride several times on Ledger paper as shown. Cut out full bridal stamp once (Piece 1). Cut head, arms, and bodice out a second time (piece 2.)
Step 2: Stamp bride on colored paper (Free Spirit) for clothing pieces. Cut tiara and bridal top out. (Pieces 3 & 4.)
Step 3: Cover bridal skirt (Piece 1) up to the waist multiple times with white cheesecloth creating staggering layers. Wrap ends around to the back of the cardstock and adhere.
Step 4. Color bride’s skin and hair with colored pencils. (Piece 2.)
Step 5. Adhere pieces 3 and 4 (colored pieces) to piece 2 (bride’s head, etc).
Step 6. Adhere piece 2 on top of full bride piece 1.
Step 7. Decorate your bride with flowers, crystals and anything else your heart desires!
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1. Cover a Julie Nutting Doll house album with your choice of papers. I chose papers that matched my daughter’s wedding colors. Tip: If you want to tie the book shut insert ribbons between paper and chipboard with a strong adhesive!
2. Add half of a 6 inch doily to the bottom as shown.
2. Add the chipboard windows and doors (cover with patterned paper if desired) to the front of the home. Edge with burlap trim.

3. Pop a cute “Something Blue” flair button on the doorknob!

Shop existing supplies now:

NEW Prima Products – COMING SOON!
Free Spirit Paper
Julie Nutting Bride Stamp
Julie Nutting Doll House book
Talia Flowers
Luna Flowers
Burlap Trim

Something Blue Flair Button

Thanks so much for reading today and thanks again to Sharon for sharing these gorgeous projects with us! I hope they inspired you!


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  1. Those are gorgeous bridal items. I get asked to do bridal pieces all the time and I always decline because I don’t have this kind of creativity. Wish I did!

  2. The bride and house are beautiful…I need to get my hands on some of those Julie Nutting products!

  3. So BEAUTIFUL designs!!! I really love them and I should definitely try to make one of them myself! thank you for sharing so great projects!

  4. Oh My!!! I’m looking at this, and I’m thinking ‘paper dolls’ for my daughter…with dresses like this! OMG—so amazing! And I’m excited about SSS getting the new Prima stuff—YAY!

  5. Love the projects! Your patterned paper selection is beautiful, inspiring all of us who are involved in family weddings this year!

  6. Very neat bridal dress design! Love the cheesecloth w/the beautiful flowers and bling. The patterned paper bodice looks great, too. What a wonderful keepsake book. :)

  7. Cute wedding photo. I love the real wedding dress and the one you created for your book cover.

  8. It is so nice to have a crafty mother of the bride! I love these beautiful projects that were made with so much love.

  9. Beautiful bride you created using the Julie Nutting stamp! Of all the CHA releases I am MOST excited by the new Julie Nutting line with Prima. Can’t wait to get my hands on some of this goodness!

  10. Wow…those flowers are gorgeous! Silver and gold are soooo in right now. I sooo love the rhinestone flourishes. Come to Mama!!! thanks for sharing with us!

  11. The paper and flowers look gorgeous and that new stamp is a definite must have!! Can’t wait!

  12. Congrats to your daughter and family. What a cute idea. AS soon as I seen the house I thought of a doll house scrap book for my baby niece, so never thought of doing that. Very cute.

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