Card sketch

Hey everyone, it’s Kim. Today I am sharing the cards I made using the card kit and the sketch. I have to say, I’m not the best with cards, so it was good to have a sketch to follow. I’m not sure how that works though. I can create a sketch, but can’t create a card from scratch. Oh well, moving on.

Have you seen our card kit this month? It is amazing!! It features papers from Prima, a die and lots of fun embellishments. Take a look:

There are still  few kits available. You can do a single purchase here or you can subscribe here.

Here is the card sketch for the challenge this month. Make sure you join in on the fun. Post your entry for the card challenge in our Facebook Cafe.

You don’t have to be a kit subscriber to enter, just please don’t enter using products from another kit club.

Here are my takes on the sketch:

How about some close-ups:

Here is that pretty die and my flower cluster. I used the banner tag in the cluster for my sentiment instead of on the bottom.

For my center image on this card, I used the die cut twice and added the wood doily as the main piece. Then I added smaller flowers to accent it.

I love the bakers twine in the kit. The colors are perfect for this bright summery card kit. Plus there is plenty of card stock to make several cards or tags.

That’s all I have for today. Thanks for stopping by.

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June Sketch Challenge Winner, and a layout with Rae

Happy Saturday!

Today I have a couple of things to share with you. First is the winner of our June sketch challenge: Donna Sergent! Take a look at this beautiful layout:

We LOVED the vintage vibe Donna created with this layout of a sweet young couple. The treatment of the chipboard frame looks amazing! The bits of ephemera and that cameo are perfect, not to mention those butterflies! Congrats, Donna! Your prize will be shipped with your next kit!

And, thanks to all who played along! We were blown away at all the gorgeous entries! Be sure to join us for our July mood board challenge!

I’m also sharing my first project made with the July scrapbooking kit, featuring the lovely Lemoncraft Violet Silence paper collection. For this layout I used the June Sketchabilities sketch.

I started out by cutting up the “wood” panel background paper in strips along wood lines, then I used a paper distress and added some brown distress ink along the edges for added dimension.

For my layers, I added the doilies from the kit, some paper layers, and added the Prima Marketing resin frame to the picture. I topped of the layers with butterflies I cut from one of the papers, the cream and purple 49 and Market flowers, as well as some small coordinating flowers from my stash. I also added the title “Shine” from my stash as well, which is a Dusty Attic piece that treated by adding some wax paste.

I added some stenciling of bricks to peek out from under the design. I used white crackle paste, then lightly used a foam applicator with brown distress ink over the crackles after the paste was dry.

I treated the Dusty Attic chipboard scroll by covering it with a thick layer of the Nuvo drops from the kit. While wet, I added a combination of gold and black embossing powder while the Nuvo drops will till wet, then used a heat tool to dry it- I let it bubble up to create this distressed old metal look.

I added the leaves under the flower cluster before gluing on the chipboard to the paper to create more dimension.

For this bottom cluster I added the smaller Prima resin frame, a tiny purple flower from my stash, and a Lemoncraft flair button to repeat some of the features from the main cluster on the layout.

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Kit reveal update

Hey everyone, we have set the kit reveal date for June 1st, so make sure you stalk the blog and our Facebook page leading up to and on that day.

Why? Because our design team has been hard at work creating some amazing projects from this kit. The week before reveal, they will be introducing themselves and sharing a sneak peek of their projects.

I’m extremely excited to be bringing you these kits. They are put together with lots of my favorite things to scrap with, plus everything that is on trend in the crafting world.

Remember, those that subscribe prior to the June 1st reveal are eligible to win this prize pack. It’s the brand new Havana papers and embellishments from Prima.

How do you subscribe? Good question, there are 2 ways.  You can go here and click on subscribe at the bottom of the page. The second option is to email me at Kim@tresjoliekits.com. Put new subscriber in the subject box and include your name, address, email you use for PayPal and what kit(s) you are subscribing to. I will send you an invoice for your kit(s).

That’s all for today, but we will be back soon with a lot more to share. Stay tuned to Tres Jolie Kit Club.

 

Behind the Scenes

Good afternoon everyone, things are coming along well behind the scenes at Tres Jolie. So today I thought I would give you all a peek behind the curtain, so to speak.

Just this morning, I got the last item in for the June kit. I’ll be packing the kits for the DT to go out tomorrow. They will be working the month of May to be ready for our June 1st reveal. This is what Tres Jolie central looks like right now.

If you look closely, you can see sneaks of items for the June kits. Here’s another hint, there are items for the July kit hidden in there as well. That’s right, the July kit has been planned and ordered.

How about a few more looks?

I’m so excited to be bring you these kits. They are everything I love in scrapbooking and I can’t wait to start designing with it.

Don’t forget one lucky subscriber (joined before kits start shipping) will win this amazing prize pack. It’s brand new from Prima. 

It’s the Havana paper pack plus embellishments. It will ship with the winners kit. Just head on over to the subscribe page and hit the Paypal link. You can choose which kit you would like.

Thanks for joining us on the little behind the scenes tour. We look forward to inspiring your artistic journey with our elegant kits.