Step by Step photo Tutorial by Annie Carignan

Hello everyone !

Today I want to share with you a step by step photo tutorial on how I put together a layout with beautiful May Scrapbook Kit at Tres Jolie 🙂 Here is a photo of the kit and the content just below.  Isn’t it gorgeous ? I mean look at all that’s included !!!

Kit Content

  1. Lemoncraft Grow Old with Me – 01
  2. Lemoncraft Grow Old with Me – 02
  3. Lemoncraft Grow Old with Me – 03
  4. Lemoncraft Grow Old with Me – 04
  5. Lemoncraft Grow Old with Me – 05
  6. Lemoncraft Grow Old with Me – 06
  7. Lemoncraft Grow Old with Me – 07
  8. Lemoncraft Grow Old with Me – 08
  9. Lemoncraft Grow Old with Me – Vintage Time Ephemera 035
  10. Lemoncraft Grow Old with Me – Vintage Time Ephemera 037
  11. Lemoncraft Grow Old with Me – Buttons
  12. Prima – Chalk Ink – Pastel Peach
  13. Prima – SIIP with Flowers
  14. Prima – Clear Stamp – Rosarian
  15. Prima – Lifetime Flower Stem – Brown
  16. Prima – Divine Flower Pack – Peach
  17. Prima – Pretty Pale Flowers- Meadows
  18. Nuvo Crystal Drops – Carnation Pink
  19. Creative Embellishments Chipboard – Rose Page Corner
  20. Creative Embellishments Chipboard – Filigree Set
Here is my layout :

As you probably already know, I always put a coat of Clear Gesso on all my layouts first.  The brand really does not matter, as long as it is Gesso !


After putting the Gesso I decided to use another paper on the background… so I put Gesso on that too !


Did some tearing on top and bottom, love how that looks !


I used a stencil from my stash with Crakle Paste but it can be any Modeling Paste, Heavy Gesso, Heavy Gel, whatever you have that has texture.



Once everything is dry, I can start playing with my watercolors !  I am trying to match the colors of the papers 🙂

I did the same thing with the Chalk included in the kit and mixing it with a little bit of water.



Here I used the chalk again but this time on the chipboard for an opaque look.

When it was almost dry, I took the same watercolor and put a little bit on the chipboard.



I really love the result ! I cut the chipboard into little peaces so they would show all around my layout. I place the peaces where I wanted them and put glue right away.

Here I decided to keep a few peaces for another layout.  On top of the chipboard, I used one of the die-cuts from a 12×12 paper and added cheese cloth. I also used the stamp from the kit on top and bottom.



I used watercolor again but on the flowers so they could be a little bit Pink.  I had previously cut out the clocks and the butterflies from the Vintage Ephemeras and used them around the photo.  Here you can see I am applying Stones with Gel Medium which I use as glue.

Here you can see the final result with the pearls 🙂


Here is a title from a previous kit :


More close-ups :










I hope you liked my tutorial, let me know if you have questions !!

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May 2019 Kit Reveal

Welcome to our Tres Jolie May 2019 reveal.

Today we are revealing our all our May kits. Once again, I’m just as excited to bring you these kits.

At Tres Jolie we do our best to bring you the latest and greatest. This month is no exception. Our main kit is filled with brand new papers from Lemoncraft.

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 May 2019 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:

Love it right! You can still get one of your own. Become a subscriber and you will never miss out on our gorgeous kits. Just visit us here to subscribe.

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

This was created for our monthly challenge (see below).

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 their monthly challenge inspiration project.



Tres Jolie will host a different challenge each month. This month we have a mood board. This mood board can easily be used to create a card, tag, layout or even altered project. This challenge is open to everyone, however we would like to see what you do with our kit(s) and our mood board.

Here is the mood board:

Place your entries in the May 2019 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 May 31st, 2018 at 11:59 pm CST.

Don’t forget that Tres Jolie can be found in the following places:



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Remember to stay tuned to the blog all month long for more inspiration using the May kits.

Happy National Scrapbook Day from Tres Jolie Kits!

Happy National Scrapbook Day!

How are you celebrating? We are getting ready for our May reveal, and it’s going to be amazing!

Let’s take a closer look at the April kits and design team projects. As most of you know, we offer THREE monthly kits: the SCRAPBOOK kit, the CARDS, TAGS, AND MORE kit, and the MIXED MEDIA kit. Each kit is FILLED with the latest and greatest, most sophisticated papers, embellishments, and mixed media products.

If you read our blog (Of course you do!) Then you have seen some beautiful projects that our design team have created. And, if you are part of our Facebook community, the Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe, you have probably seen our subscribers are also making some amazing creations as well! Click the link to check it out!

The April kit features the new 49 and Market collection, Vintage Remnants, along with some divine embellishments:

Take a look at some of the projects our design team made this month that we have featured on the blog this month

And here’s a couple more that I didn’t get a chance to share:

Now let’s take a look at the Cards, Tags, and More kits featuring the Love Notes collection from Graphic 45:


That paper is TO DIE FOR! Annie made some stunning cards with it!

Next we have our Mixed Media kit:

And these our the design team projects:

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! We hope you get a chance to create something fun today or are making memories that you can scrap later!

Be sure to check back on Monday, May 6th for our reveal!

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