Valentine Cards Using Cards, Tags & more kit

Hi crafty friends! I’m back today up on the Tres Jolie blog sharing these Valentine cards that I created with the February Cards, Tags, & More Kit , which I love! There is so much that I was able to create with this months kit. So even if you don’t have 12×12 sheets of design paper , I used almost the entire 6×8 paper to create the variety of projects even a 12×12 layout as I did in my previous project or a Loaded Envelope Happy Mail Box w/ embellishments that I created for my 1st project of this month! So don’t limit yourself as to what you can create !

 

Although I’m sure majority of you all have created cards of all sizes, I just thought you would like to see some of the steps that I did to create my cards . I created 4 cards total, the first one was a  4.5 X 5 which is the “Cupid” card, the “4Hearts” card measures 5×5 and lastly I created a set of 3×3.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope that you like what I created this week and feel inspired as well as I get inspired daily by all of you crafty friends! Stay tuned for my upcoming projects and I hope you will enjoy the rest of the design team projects being posted weekly.  Xoxo, Jeanne Rodriguez

 

 

Other Products used to create these cards:

  • American Crafts Cardstock
  • Graphic 45 Valentine Stamps
  • We R Memory Keepers Precision Stamp Press
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Barn Door Red & Fired Brick
  • Ranger Liquid Pearls
  • Foam Dots
  • Variety of Embellishments
  • Fiskars Paper Trimmer
  • Martha Stewart Scorboard/Tool
  • Rinea Foil
  • Heart Thin Die *Non Brand
  • Spellbinders Die Cut Machine
  • Helmar Premium Craft Glue

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The Heart That’s Meant To Love You

So it’s the end of my mixed media kit and I’m still playing with all the yummy paints and chipboard!  LOL!  This week I got in my art journal and just played!

After I gessoed my journal page I reached for some gold crackle paste from my stash to give a good squishy layer to press that chipboard into to give it an embedded look.

Once I pressed the Creative Embellishments chipboard in I smoothed a bit of the paste over the top in a place or two to make the chipboard really feel like part of the page.

I set the page aside to let it dry overnight so the crackle could really emerge and develop.

Once the crackle developed and dried I got to work with all my mixed media goodies!

I pulled out the beautiful pink Prima acrylics in the February kit and lightly brushed them over the crazed page, even watering them down a bit to create a watercolor effect over the white portions of the page.

I dropped some black ink in areas and let it just find it’s way through the cracks and I inked the raised areas of the chipboard and the edges of the pages with a stamp pad.

I added back some of the gold shine by rubbing some areas with the gold prima wax.

Next I added some black graphite texture paste from my stash and sprinkled some gold glitter while it was still wet.

Finally I finished it all off with some emelishements, a cute Vintage Girl sticker raised with pop dots and a Tim Holtz paper doll die cut.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all do something beautiful today!!

Full Contents of Mixed Media Kit:

  1. Darice – Burlap Heart
  2. Darice – Flowers – Tatiana
  3. Prima Marketing- Memory Hardware – Wood Shutters
  4. Prima Marketing- Art Alchemy -Sparks Paint – Phoenix Feather
  5. Prima Marketing- Art Alchemy – Sparks Paint – Enchanted
  6. Prima Marketing- Art Alchemy – Metallique Wax – Vintage Gold
  7. Creative Embellishments – Chipboard Saying – Follow Your Heart
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Tres Jolie Kit Club-February Mixed Media Kit-Shutter Stand

Hey, everyone! Welcome back to the Tres Jolie Blog!
Today I’m bringing you my third project using this months Mixed Media Kit, something I don’t have a name for, so I’m just going to call it a shutter stand.

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This project took a bit more work than I had planned, but I love the results! Check out the video to see how it was all done!


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That base may have taken more time than I had originally planned, but I am not sorry with how it came out! If I ever need to make a base like this again, I’ll be more prepared…mostly because it will not be the first attempt!! LOL!

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After my base was put together, the rest of the project went together very quickly! It was just a matter of coating the chipboard in the gold wax and layering everything!

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After all my layers I added some flowers, moss, and texture pebbles that I had left from previous Tres Jolie Kits, and the wicker hearts that came in this months kit!

I hope you enjoyed this project! I’ll see you again next month with projects from the March Mixed Media Kit!


February Mixed Media Kit:

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In addition to items from the kit (*Items from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:

Silhouette Design Store ID#303564 – Pillar Sign 3×4 by Lori Whitlock; My Minds Eye – Organic Glitter Papers; E6000; Art Glitter Glue; Prima Paper Texture Paste; Small Wooden Box; Amazing Cast Resin; Creative Embellishments Circle Vine Frame (x2); *Creative Embellishments Flourish Circle Frame; *Texture Pebbles; *Moss; *Prima Flowers (Item# 597429)


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February Mixed Media Kit Spotlight

Today we are showcasing our February Mixed Media kit. Each month we offer a mixed media kit that has an assortment of mixed media, tools AND a project to make with them. As you can see in the picture below, this month’s kit has these amazing burlap heart to alter as the project (Just in time for Valentine’s Day).

There is enough products to use on multiple projects, not just the project included in the kit! Also included is a wooden arch shutter and some beautiful embellishments: some gorgeous flowers, 3 grapevine hearts, and some Prima paints and wax.

Let’s look at some of the projects created with this kit. First up is Rae:

 

Next up is Michelle:

 

Next is Crystal:

 

I love how everyone started with the same materials, but ended up with totally different looks.If you want to see how Crystal and Michelle created their projects, just head over to our Youtube channel for a step by step video.

Because our kits are packed with full size products, there are always leftover after you complete your project. Let’s look at what Michelle and Crystal created with their leftovers:

Michelle took the window arch and created an amazing piece to hold your earrings.

Crystal used some leftover paints and some of the chipboard to create this beautiful explosion vase.

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Vintage Valentine’s Day Cards

Hey Guys, Kim here. I am back sharing some cards I made for Valentine’s Day  with the February 2020 Cards, Tags and More kit. This kit is just to die for. IA lot of the images remind me of the box of Valentine’s Day cards I used to buy and hand out in school.

Here is another look at the kit:

Here is the first set of cards I created:

I used the sheet of card paper and cut these to the size I wanted. I backed them with some white cardstock (so I could add a personal hand written message). I rounded the opposite corners and used some of the stickers from the sheet. I used foam tape to make the stickers 3D. Add some bling from my stash and I was done.

Here is the second set:

 

For this set, I also backed it with white cardstock. I inked the edges. For the corners I wanted to make them more decorative, so I used 2 different corner punches and the corner rounder. I used the gold glitter heart from the kit, I just pulled it off the stick. I added a small white flower and more bling from my stash.

 

These were really quick and fun to make. It really took me back to a fun time handing these out in school. What kind of Valentine’s day cards did you make?

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Altered Heart with Rae

Hi, everyone!

Today I’m sharing my altered heart that I made using the February mixed media kit.  Here’s what’s in the kit:

And, here’s what I came up with:

Then I gave the burlap as well as the rest of the elements a whitewashed coat of gesso. Once primed, I added some of the Prima Sparks paints to the flowers, just lightly and repeatedly adding the paints using a fan brush until I got the coverage just right.

Next, I used a stippling brush to add the Prima gold wax.  I gave the wood and flowers more attention  that the layers of wood and burlap of the heart. You can see the gold in this closeup of the wicker hearts. I started the project by gluing and sewing everything to the heart.

To complete the project I added some details from my stash to adorn the inside of the Prima Memory Hardware shutters: the background paper is from this month’s scrapbook kit.  The quote is cut from a Prima notecard, and the corners are metal filagree.

 

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“I Heart You” Valentine Layout

Hello again crafty friends! Today I’m up on the blog to share the second project that I created this layout featuring my beautiful and funny granddaughter Jaelynne. She is my heart and I absolutely love this photo of her.

For this project I used one of the banner stickers in the 12×12 sticker sheet that came in the February cards, tags, & more kit. I knew the moment I seen it that I wanted to create a Valentines Day layout with one of the banners.

 

 

 

 

 

I wanted to create some thing with a little simplicity , clean, and easy. I used a white corrugated 12×12 piece on the back as my base. I adhered my 12×12 base design paper which is from Canvas Corp, I love the light background design on it as well. The other paper I used is from the Crate Paper Main Squeeze collection. Which the “I Heart You” sentiment is from too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I distressed the “Main Squeeze” papers that I had ripped and added to a couple of corners of the page. I also added some Tim Holtz distress ink in Victorian Velvet. I then tucked in some white cheese cloth before adhering it down to the base page. I added some white floral lace trim to the center before adding the photo mat/photo. I also added a cute heart w/pearl center applique to the small “frame” on the banner. I added some Prima Marketing flowers and finished it off with my super cute sentiment!

I hope that you like what I created this month and feel inspired and just know that I love to mix up a variety of design papers. There is no limit and there is no rule that you can’t change things up a little. Please have a very wonderful Valentines Day with those you love and who have your heart. I know I’ll be spending the day with my hubby and fur babies! Till next time friends! ~XOXO~ Jeanne

 

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Earring Holder Shadow Box

As some of you all know, in addition to paper crafts and mixed media arts, I am a jewelry designer with a small business.  I am always looking for fun ways to display and showcase jewelry pieces.  And with Valentine’s Day tomorrow, how cute would something like this be to present a pair of earrings to a friend, mother or sister?

This month in the mixed media kit we go that wonderful wooden shutter from Prima Marketing.  I thought and thought on a cool way to use it and I kept coming back to this jewelry display idea.

I love how it’s a great home decor piece that fits in well with the style of my home but it’s functional too…this girl loves a good functional piece!

So I started with a shadow box frame with wings in it that was given to me by a neighbor that was about to throw it out.  I knew it would make a great project so I’ve been hanging on to it for just the right decor piece.

Using the gold prima wax I rubbed the wings to highlight them and give them some great metallic shine.

I also rubbed the edges of the shutters with the gold wax

I painted the heart chipboard with white gesso then a coat of the prima acrylic paint before adding a layer of white crackle paint to tone it down a bit.  Next I finished off the look with a rub of the gold wax.

The Darice flower & mini grapevine heart made the perfect embelishement to put on top.

Inside I wrapped a piece of chickenwire ribbon around the inside and bent around the back before gluing and securing down to the shadow box.

You can see it here being used to display my Valentine earrings.

It really is a fun piece to play with and experiment, you could also place a photo or even a small piece of cork board inside the shutters for a different approach.

If you haven’t gotten your Mixed Media kit, you really should!  Here is the break down of what is in it…

Mixed Media Kit:

  1. Darice – Burlap Heart
  2. Darice – Flowers – Tatiana
  3. Prima Marketing- Memory Hardware – Wood Shutters
  4. Prima Marketing- Art Alchemy -Sparks Paint – Phoenix Feather
  5. Prima Marketing- Art Alchemy – Sparks Paint – Enchanted
  6. Prima Marketing- Art Alchemy – Metallique Wax – Vintage Gold
  7. Creative Embellishments – Chipboard Saying – Follow Your Heart

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all do something beautiful today!!

Tres Jolie Kit Club-February 2020 Mixed Media Kit-Heart Explosion Box!

Hey, all! Welcome back to the Tres Jolie blog! For my second project this month I have a Heart Explosion Box, just in time for Valentine’s Day! I used the Creative Embellishments chipboard from the Cards, Tags, & More Kit with my mediums from the Mixed Media Kit! I just loved how the hearts already looked like they were floating away! But the same effect could easily be done with the “Follow Your Heart” chipboard in the Mixed Media Kit!

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Everything here except the box and the sisal (and the glues!) came from a Tres Jolie Kit! Either this month or previous months!

Check out how I did it all in my video:


 

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For the solid parts of the hearts I used some crackle paint and then the two Sparks from this months kit. On the outline, I used the Vintage Gold wax from this month’s kit!

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I used a paintbrush to apply some Glossy Accents to the sisal and then sprinkled the glitter on! I didn’t shake off the extra until I thought all of the pieces were set and dry!

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On the box I used the Sparks paints and the wax from this months kit!

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Mixed Media Kit

Cards, Tags, & More Kit

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In addition to items from the Kits (*Items from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:

Daler Rowney White Gesso, *Deco Art Crackle Paint White, Prima Heavy Gesso White, FabriTac, E6000, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, Ranger Glossy Accents, Sisal Fibers, Heart Box, *Darice Gold Glitter


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January Mood Board Winner

Hey guys, Kim here. It’s time to announce the winner of our January mood board challenge.

As always this takes a bit of time to choose from the gorgeous entries. Everyone always has their favorite. This time the judges were split down the middle.

Here is the January Mood Board:

 

So without anymore waiting, congratulations to our January challenge winner:

Peggy Giovanetti

Here is Peggy’s winning project:

 

One of the judges had this to say about Peggy’s layout. “I love that she was able to take the mood board and turn it into this fabulous wall hanging !” Well done Peggy!

Thanks so much for playing along everyone. Peggy your prize will be sent out shortly.

Have you joined in on our challenges, why not? Our sketches and mood boards are a lot of fun and are open to everyone.

Thanks for stopping by!

There is still time to enter our February sketch  challenge. Make sure you come back as our designers still have more January kit projects to reveal.

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