Shabby Chic Greetings Cards by Ginny

Hello all, Ginny here with you today…..

This month I had the card kit from Tres Jolie Kits to play with…. I am not a regular card maker but I have to say I really enjoyed creating these!
I have made two sets of cards, the second I will show you later in the month.
The card kit features Prima Amelia Rose, beautiful papers, with embellishments from Prima, 49 & Market, Darice and Creative Embellishments.

 

Here are some photos of the cards:

 

 

 

Now I will show a step by step process for creating them.

 

Use the white blank cards from the Card kit……

I chose 4 different patterned papers from the Amelia Rose paper pad.
I trimmed the first paper to fit the front of the card making it very slightly smaller then the card size.

Each paper layer after that I made lightly smaller then the previous to create the different layers.

I distressed all the edges and the final layer I tore into to really distress it!

Stick the first two layers onto the front of the card

And the third….

The fourth layer I wrapped the seam binding around it length ways and tied into a bow…….

….and then glue it on top of the other layers.

I wanted to create a decoupage effect with some fussy cutting from the papers. I cut four pieces of similar flower clusters from the floral paper.

With my starting point in place with my chosen main flower I then started adding my decoupage layers next to it, with the use of tiny small foam pads.

If you are layering up amongst flowers you may need to double pads up at one end to get the piece to sit flat.

I then added the next decoupage layer in order of size on top of the first…..

At this point I also started to add more small flowers and the leaves.

The last paper decoupage layer was added…

…along with another small flower and leaf.

I added a couple of single fussy cut flowers to the background before adding my title greeting.

The chipboard titles were embossed with white embossing powder.

Here are the products used on these cards

* Prima Amelia Rose A4 paper pad
* 49 & Market Garden Seeds Watermelon
* Creative embellishments chipboard – Sentimental Words
* Darice Cards & Envelopes
* Tres Jolie Seam Binding

 

 

And some close ups……

 

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Thanks for stopping by today

Happy scrapping

Ginny 🙂

This is Me- Sketch Layout by Ginny

Hi all, today I’m sharing my layout I created based on this months challenge sketch.
Kim has created another lovely sketch which fits the August kit perfectly.

I just loved the gorgeous papers in the kit this month, some soft and then some bright and bold.
A lot of these papers were perfect for fussy cutting, creating more elements to use on your layouts and to help create depth.
As usual the kit has been put together with perfectly coordinated embellishments there are flowers rom 48 & Market and Prima. I nice selection of chippies and resin to feature on your pages.
What I love about these kits is the amount of paper you get! If like me you like layers and lots of them then these kits are perfect with lots of coordinated papers included.

So on to my sketch layout. This layout I used the Santorini papers but the softer sides. I kept it quite pink, soft and girlie.

This is the sketch. A lovely sketch open to interpretation but perfect with this kit.

Now I will show you a few close ups and a few notes on what I did with some items from the kit.
This month I have tried very hard to only use August kit products, with only the use of inks, gesso and embossing powders added. We will see how well I did at this as the month goes on! LOL

The music score chipboard piece I cut in half and embossed with a white embossing powder. I then slotted it into my torn paper layers.

We had a lovely pack of gems in some gorgeous colours. The pink ones were perfect for this page. I used them in groups of 3 around the layout. I always use the ‘rule of 3’, things just seem more balanced this way!

I used several different coordinated papers and tore them to get my rough shabby edges, I am not very good with cut edges!
I have then layered them up, showing a little bit of each paper from underneath the one on top.
I then layered some of the beautiful white flower lace in these paper layers as well. It looks so feminine and soft.

I did some faux stitching on this layout with a Distress Marker pen, oopps from my stash..
I drew the dashes around several edges of my paper layers, this is another very easy way to add a little detail to your layouts and perfect if you dont have a sowing machine or cant bare to actually sow on your papers!!

I used a combination of the 49 & Market flower, which are the bigger pink ones and then some smaller Prima flowers. You can see other places I have added the flower lace too.
I also used a punch in odd random places on the edge of my layers to add a little more detail.

Products used on this layout:

From the kit:

* Prima: Santorin Collection: Enjoying the Sun
*Prima: Santorini Collection: Mix & Match
*Prima: Santorini Collection: Summer is around the Corner
* Creative Embellishments: Chipboard: Music Score
* White Flower Lace
* 49& Market Flowers: Shimmer & Shine Blush Jardin Secret
* Prima Flowers: #631994
* Prima: Shabby Chic Treasures: resins: Garden Treasures #892463
* Prima; Say it in Crystals: Santorini: #994280

Other products used:

* Martha Stewart Punch
* Stampendous: Embossing Powder: Detail White
* Tim Holtz: Distress Marker Pen: Hickory Smoke

 

Thanks for popping by to look at my layout today for Tres Jolie Kit Club.

Ginny  🙂

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Shabby Chic Blank Layout By Heather Thompson

I was asked to make a gift for a mother and her new baby, I thought I would make a pretty layout and leave the photo blank, having kids of my own, I always tried to get the one special picture, just them and me. So this a shabby chic layout, only given the information of a little bit of pink white and silver. Hopefully this will work. Tres Jolie 12x12 page.jpg

Here is a short video for you all.

I hope you enjoy how elegant this all came together. Using very few supplies from my own stash, I created this beautiful page. Here are a few close-ups

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I hope you enjoy~! Thank you for stopping by today!

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Dream layout

Hello all,

I’m back with another layout today made using the June Kit from Tres Jolie Kits.

This layout is actually very simple, with only a little paper layering, and fussy cutting.

For this one I used the 13 Arts papers in the kit.

These are gorgeous papers from 13 Arts.

I used one of the papers as a torn background border down the centre of my layout, the edges torn as always!

I ran a piece of the beautiful lace down one side of this paper layer just slightly slotting it underneath.

And splattered the background with the Patina Ink from the Mixed media kit.

Again I did a lot of fussy cutting for this layout. I slotted them into my photo backing layers along with the lovely resin feathers.

The photo is popped up on an a piece of cardboard so I have plenty of room to slot other embellishments under. My photos are backed with a piece of matching 13 Arts Paper with torn edges (or use a distressing tool)

I added some lovely lace leaves, the shabby chic resins feathers and flowers.

I cut the word for my title out of the 13 Arts paper: All Good Things.

Products from the Scrapbook Kit:

13 Arts: Until Dawn: In the Garden

13 Arts: Until Dawn: Frosty Garden

Prima: Vintage Floral Collection: Pink Promises

13 Arts: Until Dawn: All Good Things

Prima: Resin Icons: #573355

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Products from the Mixed Media Kit

Ranger: Alcohol Ink: Patina 

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today….

I hope you are enjoying all our Design Team Projects we have been sharing with you on the blog so far this month!

Happy scrapping

Ginny  🙂

 

Memory Lane Card Set- June 2018 Card Kit By Heather Thompson

Hi again, Heather here sharing another set from the June Card Kit from Tres Jolie Kit Club. This set I decided to go with a set of cards. I usually make two sets, a girl can never have enough cards. You never know when that special occasion will pop up and you need to rummage for that one special card.

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I made a video of how these came together.

Here a few close-ups of the cards. I love the beautiful blooms that came in the kit. Perfect for this set.

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I used the frame from the main kit and heat embossed for that special shimmery look.

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The stitched look adds a little extra texture to the cards.

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I hope you enjoy~! Thank you for stopping by today!

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June Sketch Layout with Ginny

Hello everyone!

Ginny here with you today, to share with you my sketch layout for the challenge this month here at Tres Jolie!

Here is the sketch:

 

Dont you agree it’s a gorgeous sketch to get the inspiration going? Carry on reading further down this blog post for details on how you can enter this months challenge.

Here is my interpretation of the sketch

Photo Tutorial

I have done a step by step photo tutorial of my process making this layout.

I chose my backing papers, this one – Misty Foils.

and this one – The Good news.

After trimming 1cm off from round all sides of the paper, I then heavily distressed it – to the point some of you will think I’ve torn it!

Layer this paper up on top of the ‘The Good News’ paper

I cut some small pieces of the lace, about 1 1/2″ and slotted them into the bigger gaps/tears round the edges of the top background paper. This is a cheat, it makes it look like there is a border of lace in between the background papers but saves you on the amount of lace used so you loads more lace for another project!

I used the chipboard piece, I painted it first with gesso and then when dry I heat embossed it with a white and silver embossing powder.

I placed my photo through the chipboard oval and glued it on the layout.

I cut a piece of the beautiful lace to fit the length of my top background paper and glued into position. I splatted the background with some drops of one of the alcohol inks from the Mixed Media kit.

I added a doily behind the photo and chipboard on the left.

I then used the pack of gorgeous pink paper roses ( I loved the leaves in this too)

I made an arrangement round the bottom left side of the photo/frame…

and a smaller one round the top right of the photo/frame

I bent the curled wires into a rounded shape

and added them into the flower clusters

I love these Shabby Chic Garden Treasures and used the ladder and the watering can in this layout.

I added the watering can to the left side of the layout, tucking it underneath some of the leaves.

Now for the little details… the microspheres I dropped into some gel medium dotted around the layout

I  tucked in some dusky red twine tied into bows into the flower clusters.

Lastly as sometimes happens when I design a page I start of not using texture paste and stencils and then by the end I decide I want to use it! This was one of those layouts, so at this point I then added patches of stencilling around the design.

Last thing on the layout was some random stamping with black distress ink. I think it just adds a bit more detail and depth to the background of the layout and makes the layout ‘pop’ .

And voila! a finished layout.

Fancy having a go yourself with the sketch?

So here is how to enter this months sketch challenge…

Create your layout by the end of the month and add the layout to the Facebook Gallery photo album to be in with a chance to win a prize,  which can be found here:

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Thank you for taking the time to stop by the blog today. We all have lots more to share with you as the month goes on, so keep popping in! 🙂

Ginny  🙂

 

Memory Lane Tags-June Card Kit By Heather Thompson

Hi all Heather here, I want to share with you my first project made with the June Kit from Tres Jolie. Using the paper pack from Fabscraps, I decieded to make some tags. I love making tags because they are so easy to just tie to that gift bag, no envelope no fuss.

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I made a video of the creative process for you. I used elements from both the main kit along with the cards kit.
 Here are a few close-up

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I hope you enjoy the inspiration. Thank  you for stopping by.

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