Believe Christmas Bunting and Tutorial with Rae

Happy Saturday, friends!

I’m excited to share a piece of holiday decor I made using the December scrapbook kit. I’ve been working on making buntings to hang in my house for all seasons. So far I’ve made one for Autumn and Summer, and now a Christmas one. I decided to make this holiday bunting with stockings instead of banners for a festive twist. The Maja Design Joyous Winterdays collection is perfect for a classic, vintage piece of decor.

Here it is:

I started by cutting out 7 stockings, one for each letter in the word “Believe.” I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut these out, but the shape is pretty basic, so you could draw one by hand and cut it out without a machine. 🙂

 

When I cut the stocking and the top, I did so at different times so I could get the right fit, but using the other side of the page.

I also wanted to add an oval to the middle of each stocking, so I picked an oval die that would work with the left over paper from each stocking.

Once cut out, I distressed each piece, and added some dark grey chalk ink. 

I cut out some oval frames using some glitter cardstock from my stash to put under the oval that I cut out from the Maja Design paper. Then I added foam tape to both layers to give the project some dimension. I normally use cardboard to “pop up” my layers, but on a project like this where it will be hanging, I don’t want that to be visible in between the layers.

Once I had all of the ovals glued to the stockings, I decorated each one using items from the kit. I loved these silver and mint green flowers, but I wanted to give them a heavily frosted look without losing the shape, so I added embossing liquid to them, then poured this glittery embossing powder over them, shook them off, and then used a heat tool to set the powder.

They weren’t 100% covered, and I love the look! If you don’t have a glittery embossing powder, you can simply add glitter to any embossing powder to get the same results. 

I tried to get the same or similar design on all of the stockings. I added some letters that I cut with my Cameo from some scrap paper, then added the dark grey chalk ink in a distressed fashion. After I glued down the letters, I traced each of them (seen in the final pictures) with a white ink pen so they could be easily seen.

I added the silver and white flowers treated with the embossing powder, then added the Prima Marketing Sweet Peppermint silver leaves. I also cut up the Prima Vintage Christmas Poinsettia Kiss vine/stem so I could tuck them under the flower cluster. I also cut out some of the little kids, snowmen, and Santas from the papers to include in the clusters.

Then I added some of the Creative Embellishments chipboard from the kit (Holly border and frame pieces) that I cut up. I used some Stampendous shabby green embossing powder to get the effect you can see in the pic below. To finish off the design, I added some of the Kaisercraft white pearls to the oval frame.

Once done with all seven of the stockings, it was time to hang them up. Here’s how I added the ribbon:

I started by using my Crop-a-Dile to punch a hole at the top of each stocking.

Next, I used the Crop-a-Dile again on the ribbon. Becasue of the material, the holes wouldn’t be solid. but it ters the fabric enough to be able to make a hole.

Then, I added a grommet, making sure to keep the ribbon straight.

For added interest, I added some of these Prima metal snowflakes from my stash to each of the stockings.

And now they are ready to hang.

Here’s a close up of each stocking:

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15th Anniversary from Annie Carignan

Hello everyone!! December kit is here and I am super excited to share my creations for this month.  December is a special month for us because first of all, my husband and I met in December, there is Christmas of course AND my daughter was born in December.

This background paper reminded me of our wedding because we got married in the Winter but also because my dress and the groom’s accessories had light blue in them.  This was the perfect kit for Winter photos :). We will celebrate our 15th Anniversary in January so why not do a layout about that day 🙂

This is a pretty simple layout where I did not use a lot of mediums except some splashes of White Gesso on the background and some gel to fix the snow and the Art Sugar from the Mixed Media kit.

I used different layers of paper behind the photo and lots of Pearls.  I used the Holly and Berry Border from Creative Embellishments that I painted White.  I just love the little Shovel !!!

I loved adding the Art Sugar everywhere, I think it adds great texture and color to the layout.

 

 

Material used :

Scrapbook Kit:

  1. Maja Designs Joyous Winterdays – Playful
  2. Maja Designs Joyous Winterdays – Frost
  3. Maja Designs Joyous Winterdays – Cozy Inside
  4. Creative Embellishments Chipboard – Holly and Berry Border
  5. Darice – Sweetwater Roses Mint
  6. Kaisercraft Pearls – Demin
  7. Kaisercraft Pearls – Pearl
  8. Darice – Mini Shovel
 

Mixed Media Kit:

  1. Prima – Art sugar Antique Silver
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‘Roxy’ by Ginny

Happy December everyone!

I cannot quite believe we are in December already. The Christmas shopping is nearly done, I’m not quite sure how I have managed to be so organised with that?!
But it does mean we have the December Kit from Tres Jolie Kits to enjoy and create beautiful layouts and projects!

This months papers are from Maja Design. I love Maja papers and this winter/ Christmas themed collection are as beautiful as ever!

So here is my first project made with the Scrapbook kit.
I love this kit because you can make your Christmas layouts with it but it works really well for non- Christmas layouts too!

Here are a few close ups with some details of how the layout was put together.

I based the design around a cut circle. The edges distressed and inked with a Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
The photo of Roxy I have backed with 3 paper layers, all distressed.


There is a small amount of stencilling behind the circle. This is a subtle effect in the background.
The circle is backed with a piece of cardboard (from the kit postal packaging) to lift it off the background paper. This gives the layout much more depth.
The background paper was heavily inked with Rusty Hinge and Walnut Stain Distress Ink. These colours blend so well with Roxy’s coat colours!

The chipboard Holly from Creative embellishments I simple changed by sponging distress ink Walnut Stain all over it, again this was so it blended with Roxy’s colouring and kept the neutral tones going in the layout.

I highlighted the layout by adding the pale yellow, cinnamon coloured flowers to add a little contrast to the rest of the layout.

I added some silver Nuvo crystal drops in random places in groups of 3 dots, I always remember the rule of 3??!

The Prima Resin Icon pieces are from a previous Tres Jolie Kit, but I thought the colours of them fitted perfectly with the grey flowers in this months kit.

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Ginny

Tres Jolie December 2018 Kit Reveal

Tres Jolie December 2018 reveal

It’s that time again. Today we are revealing our December kit. Once again, I’m just as excited to bring you this kit.

Tres Jolie kits are filled with a combination of International and US products. We do our best to bring you the latest and greatest. This month is no exception.

You will find a lovely assortment of patterned papers and perfectly coordinated embellishments. The kits are for the beginner to the advanced, the clean and simple scrapper to the mixed-media maven. No matter your style, there is some for everyone. We know you are going to love it.

Presenting the Tres Jolie December 2018 kits:

*Scrapbook kit*

*Cards, Tags and more kit*

*Mixed Media Kit*

For a full list of all our kit contents, please visit our website home page here.

Here is the full kit reveal video:

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Our designers have created some amazing projects. Here is a sampling:

Check the blog daily for full reveal of each designers projects. They will be sharing close ups, tutorials and videos.  Please make sure you follow us on YouTube so you will get notified when a new video goes live.

Visit our designers blogs for sneak peeks of their upcoming projects.

Ginny

Annie

Rae

Tres Jolie will host a different challenge each month. This month We have a sketch challenges. This is sketch can easily be used to create a card, tag, layout or even altered project. We want to see what you do with our kit(s) and our sketch.

Here is the sketch:

Place your entries in the December Challenge folder on Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe Facebook page. All are welcome to enter, however we’d love to see what you do with our kits.

This challenge ends on December 31st, 2018 at 11:59 pm CST.

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Journey: An Altered Gift Box with Rae

Happy Saturday, crafty people!

I’m sharing the last project I made with the November kit today: an altered gift box. I have a hoard of boxes that I save from all kinds of packaging to “upcycle” into prettier things! This box was packaging for a cell phone case:

It was so simple to make! Here’s how I did it:

I started out with this box:

Using the Prima Marketing Icing paste, I panted the edges of the box with a course brush. The paste is thick, but I only wanted the color of it, not the texture. Using a brush with stiff bristles gives me the finish I want.

I carefully paint the sides of the bottom of the box, and the sides of the top one as well. I cover some of the top as well, which I will cover with paper.

Next, I cut out some feathers and the clock from the AB Studio papers, as well as a piece to top the box with.

I cut out a doily using the black AB Studio paper.

I distress the edges of the paper, then apply some pink ink.

I add some script stenciling (The stencil and paste are from my stash.).

I allow it to dry.

Then I add some more pink using these two sprays, and allow the paper to dry.

I add some of the ribbon from the kit to the edges of the top of the box. 

Next, I add layers. This is the first layer of feathers that I add to figure out how many more I can add. 

I add the clock and doily die cut.

And then I add the rest of the feathers, flowers, and metal piece.

I also added a pretty moon charm from my stash. (Prima Marketing Moon Child collection)

Another closeup.

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November kit 4th reveal by Annie Carignan

 

Hello everyone ! I am sharing today my fourth project for this month.  The focus on this layout is the beautiful resin frame from Prima which is included in the Mixed Media kit.

I coated some clear Gesso on this White 12×12 cardstock. Then I used stencil from the mixed media and Modeling Paste.  I stamped the background with ABStudio stamp and put some color with aquarelle paint from my stash.

I cut different peaces of flowers, leaves and clocks from what I had left over from the scrapbook kit and added them under the photo as well as peaces of chipboard that I painted white.

I used some of the Finnabair glaze on the frame and art stones to create texture.

  

Here are some close-ups :


 

 

 

Material used :

From the Mixed Media kit :

Prima – Icing Paste Rose Gold

Prima – Art Stones

Prima – Stencil Flourish

Prima – Montchamp Imperial Resin Frame

Creative Embellishments Chipboard – Corner Flourish

From the Scrapbook kit :

Flowerful Life paper

49 & Market Vintage Shades – Yellow

Creative Embellishments Chipboard – Keys

AB Studio – Rubber Stamp ID 106

Tres Jolie – Ivory Lace Trim

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The Maze layout by Ginny

I’m back today with my last layout created with the November kit from Tres Jolie Kits featuring the lovely Dreamland papers from AB Studios.
On this layout I’ve used the papers to help create my flower clusters to frame the photo.
Here’s my layout….

I used a torn panel from a floral patterned paper and added it over the neutral background paper, positioning it so the floral cluster comes out rom behind my photo.

I cannot do straight edges but you have probably noticed that by now…
My Mum is horrified when she sees I have torn my paper up again!

I balanced the design of the layout by creating my embellishment flower cluster on the opposite side of the photo.

I added a couple of embellishments to the floral design paper to ‘lift’ the design up off the page.

The tags are all distressed and layered up to look like they are slotted in behind the photo. Dont be frightened to really shabby them up and rip them a bit, they really look like they have been used and pulled in and out from behind the photo a lot!!

I added the chipboard keys to my clusters. These I left in their raw state as I felt the rustic look suited my layout.

 

 

Kit contents used:

AB Studio Dreamland paper collection

49 & Market Vintage Shades – Yellow

49 & Market Seaside Blooms – Natural Blush

49 & Market Blossom Blooms – Linen

Creative Embellishments Chipboard – Keys

 

 

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“Capture” Layout with Rae

Happy Saturday!

Today I am sharing another layout I made with the November scrapbook kit. I fell in love with the “Paradise Dream” piece of paper from the AB Studio Dreamland collection. I loved the small and large butterflies on opposite sides of the page and it made me think of creating a design of a large cluster and a small cluster on top of the butterflies. I kept it simple because I didn’t want the butterfly images to “get lost” on the page.

I started out by adding some stenciling with pink and then grey distress ink in the areas surrounding the two butterflies.

From there, I added a couple of tags to each side. I added some eyelets and thread to the tags. Each cluster got some of the patina gears and Prima Marketing metal clocks peeking from under the tags.

Each cluster also got a photo with lace peeking from under it, some of the 49 and Market pink flowers from the kit, as well as some smaller pink and red ones from my stash which are from 49 and Market also.

I also added a Creative Embellishments chipboard key to each cluster that I embossed with some black and gold powders.

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Rustic layout by Ginny

Today I’m sharing a layout with you made with the November scrapbook kit from Tres Jolie Kits featuring papers from AB Studio!
I loved these papers and wanted to combine a couple of them together to contrast each other.
Here’s what I came up with….

I tore a panel out from the floral detail paper which I have layered on top of the dark background paper.

Using the ‘rule of three’ I created the circle details across the layout combining the cogs in the patterned paper with the woven wreath embellishment.

I loved the flowers in the kit this month, soft neutral colours mixed in with the seeded heads and unusual leaves. I incorporated the twisted wire pieces as well into my flower clusters.

I popped flowers underneath and on top of the woven wreath to create a more natural look rather then a ‘plonked’ on look.

I did some stencilling on the background of the dark paper with a black texture paste. I liked this look behind the layered tags.

I popped in some of the cogs to match the colours/blues in the photo and to keep the cog theme going throughout the layout.

Kit contents used:

AB Studios Dreamland paper collection
49 & Market Vintage Shades – Yellow

49 & Market Seaside Blooms – Natural Blush

49 & Market Blossom Blooms – Linen

Creative Embellishments Chipboard – Feathers

AB Studio – Stencil ID 110

Tres Jolie – Patina Metal Gears

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“Faire des folies” with Annie Carignan

Hello again everyone !

I am sharing today another layout that I made with beautiful November Scrapbook Kit where we had ABStudio gorgeous products, 49 and Market and Prima flowers along with great chipboards from Creative Embellishments.

For this layout I wanted to work with the feathers, which are not something I normally use so this was a little bit of a challenge for me because I never know where to put them !  So I had this idea of using all of them so they would be the focus of my page.

First thing I did was  gesso the background, then I cut little peaces of paper for the top and the bottom that I adhered making a triangle directed to the center and reaching the bottom. I used AB Studio stencil with Paste.  I took the feathers and adhered them from the top to the center, and from the bottom to the center also. I painted them with white gesso.  I put some  Icing Paste to give color just a little and added   the trim lace on top and bottom.  I finished by adding flowers, tags, bird and Art Stones.

Here are some close-ups :

 

 

 

 

Material used :

Papers :

Incredible adventures

Field of flowers

Flowerful life

Embellishments:

49 & Market Vintage Shades – Yellow

49 & Market Seaside Blooms – Natural Blush

49 & Market Blossom Blooms – Linen

Creative Embellishments Chipboard – Feathers

AB Studio – Rubber Stamp ID 106

AB Studio – Stencil ID 110

Tres Jolie – Ivory Lace Trim

Mixed Media Kit:

Prima – Icing Paste Rose Gold

Prima – Art Stones

Prima – Love Story Flowers Charlize

 

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Annie xxx