“Love” Gift Box with Rae

Hello, and Happy Thursday!

Today I am sharing my last project made with the April kit.  I have had so much fun with these 13 Arts papers- the Rosalie collection is perfect!

I love to alter gift boxes.  I have a tote full of them, and I love that because when I give a gift, I have some pretty options on hand to give the gift a personal touch.

Here’s the box I made:

This is a box that a cell phone case came in- it’s perfect for gift cards or really small things! I started out by adding some stenciling with texture paste to the paper with vintage ads on it.

I cut a doily from the Bo Bunny Double Dot paper for my base of the design.  Then I added some vines that I cut from the black patterned paper from the kit that were extras from a layout I made where I used some embossing powder on for a greenish hue.  Next, I added some embossing ink to some of the stenciling and around the edges of the box, and then I added some of the amazing Lindy’s embossing powder in the kit, and hit it with the heat gun.
 I tucked in the vines under the roses.  I also added some pearls and string.  The bird cage and “love” title is form the 13 Arts Ephemera collection that goes with the Rosalie collection.

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Quick Cards

Hi everyone Kim here. I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy.  Since I have all this time right now, I created these quick cards with the April Cards, Tags and More kit.

If you haven’t seen (or bought) the April kit, you are missing out. It is filed with lots of fun bright colors and you can’t help but feel all warm inside when looking at it.

Here is the kit:

Here are the 2 quick cards I created with it:

With all the social distancing, I created cards to send out,  as I know a few people are going thru some really difficult times.

Even though the sentiments on the cards aren’t very up beat, I think the cards themselves are very calming.

They were very simple to make. I used some of the cutouts from the A4 paper pad in the kit. Trimmed them down, and added them to the front of a card I cut from cardstock.

I used flowers (the yellow ones) from the kit to embellish the cards. The chipboard sentiments are from a past kit. I embossed them with embossing powder and glued them to the card. Done.

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Tres Jolie Kit Club–April 2020 Mixed Media Kit–Spring Plank

Hi, all! Welcome back to the Tres Jolie blog! Today I am bringing you a spring-themed plank I put together using items from my stash and the April Mixed Media Kit!

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I just used a bit of old board for my background, added some gesso, then started layering! Check out the video for the whole process!


Video:


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For the background color I used the two Magical Shakers from the kit like watercolors. On the chipboard diamonds and window I sprinkled them on then spritzed them with some water.

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I mixed the glass glitter from the kit with some gel medium then just spread it on randomly to add some shine to the piece.

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With the background done, it was just a matter of layering the other parts of my piece!

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My final addition was a few of the pearls from the kit. I put them on 3” (76mm) pins and them stuck them in where I wanted them.


April Mixed Media Kit

Mixed Media kit

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

Scrap Lumber, FabriTac, JudiKins Diamond Glaze, *13@rts Gel Medium, *13@rts Modeling Paste, *Prima Waterbrush, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, *Lace, *Texture Pebbles, AB Studio “I Love You,” Krylon Workable Fixatif, Ranger Brayer, Art Anthology 6×9 “Diamond Grunge” Stencil, Distress Oxide Spray “Twisted Citron,” Lindy’s Gang Flat Magical “Aloha Avocado,” Prima Babs (Resin Face) Item# 583255, Creative Embellishments: *Arched Window Set of 2, Leafy Vine Frame, Flourish 15, and Distressed Harlequin Pieces


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Any Occasion Handmade Card

Hello again crafty friends! Today I’m sharing this quick simple handmade card for any occasion using the April Cards, Tags, & More Kit! The papers from this kit are the very beautiful Sicilia from Ciao Bella. I absolutely love the papers from Ciao Bella because even if you are just starting out as a crafter, you can easily use one of their many cut outs , in a variety of sizes and shapes, to create a quick card. I did something like this here. Sometimes a simple card says a lot!

This card measures 5×7, the base for the card is American Crafts Card stock, a very pale yellow which I love! I used one of the cut outs from the A4 Paper Pad. I added some white ribbon criss cross before adhering the cut out! I used a corner die with some dark blue card stock to apply on two of the corners. On top of those I added some medallion type round cut out which I inked using the Prima Marketing Chalk Ink in Worn Jeans around all of the design papers including the sentiment! Lastly I added some clear Ranger stickles to the flowers of this card and then added a light blue flower from 49&Market. This was a a very simple card and the entire A4 paper pad has so many cut outs like I mentioned before.

I hope that you liked this simple card I created! I’m not use to creating “simple” cards, but I thought it would be nice because I know there are many crafter just starting out and might be worried they might not be able to create something beautiful. I myself was so intimidated to create cards for a long time but then got the hang of it.

Also don’t forget you still have time to join in the monthly sketch challenge! Good Luck!!

 

See you next time my friends!!

~Hugs~ Jeanne

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Loaded Envelope and March Mood Board Winner

Hey guys, Kim here. Today I am bringing you a project I created using the April Cards, Tags and more kit. I love the beautiful spring colors of this kit.

Here is the kit:

I created a loaded Envelop using the kit. I also created a walk thru video so you can see all the details. Here is the envelope.

 

Inside the envelope are several tags. Here they are.

Before we get to the video, I want to say congratulations to our March Mood Board Winner.

Here was the mood board:

Congratulations to Cheryl Merrihew!!

Here is her winning layout:

 

Here is the walk-thru video of the loaded envelope:

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Friendship Layout with Rae

Happy Sunday!

Today I’m sharing another layout I made with the April scrapbook kit featuring the 13 Arts Rosalie paper collection:

I ADORE these papers! The color palette is sophisticated and the designs are so beautiful. I started out by building the background which I kept simple: I distressed the edges of the beige paper and rolled some of the rips, then glued it to the paper with newspaper ads so it would peak through.

I cut up some of the pink paper into quarter-inch strips and weaved them at the edges to make a place for the picture and the rest of the layering to go.

I layered some of the papers, ephemera, and lace stickers from my stash under the photo.  I also added the Creative Embellishments chipboard oval frame and some die cut vines, as well as some small rhinestones I had.

For the chipboard, I treated it with the Lindy’s embossing powder from the kit, then on the leaves, I embossed it again with the new Tim Holtz Distress embossing glaze in green.  In the closeup you can see how it gives a subtle green hue.  I also used that green embossing glaze over the die cut vines: I used it over the 13 Arts black patterned paper.

I finished off the layout by adding the beautiful Prima Marketing pink roses, and a title from my stash.

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My Parents Vintage Love Layout

Hello crafty friends!! I hope that everyone is keeping themselves as safe as they possibly can and most importantly staying home even though it’s a hard thing to do but the way I see things is that we should comply this way we get back to our “NORMAL” lives! That’s at least my goal! Anyhow aside from this I am back this week to share with you all my layout for this month’s sketch challenge for Tres Jolie kits! I absolutely loved creating this layout! This layout is very special to me because the photo that I used is of my parents in front of our family home & my mother was about 8 months pregnant with me here!

My mom was the age that I currently am now when she got pregnant with me, I was that menopause “oops” baby haha! But all turned out good, I had a wonderful childhood with my family and I have already lost both my parents but I’m so grateful for all of the photos and memories that I am left with. This is one of the main reasons that I began my crafting journey! As I am sure that is a reason most of you do this as well!

So for this month’s sketch challenge I used the April Scrapbook Kit, I also used the large chipboard clock from this month’s Cards, Tags, & More kit. I also used some trims and from my stash. A couple of stamps and distress inks from my stash as well. It wasn’t hard to create at all, I just took a little time creating it because of it’s meaning to me.

                                   

I hope that you enjoyed what I created this month for the Tres Jolie Sketch Challenge and join in! I hope that you also find inspiration in my layout as well as the other designers from Tres Jolie and of course find inspiration in each other! Especially during these times when we can all come together more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You have till April 30th @ 11:59am CST to join in! Add your photo to the April 2020 Challenge Folder in the Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe on Facebook.

I will be back next week with my final project of April using the Cards, Tags, & More Kit! Please stay safe everyone! ~Hugs~ Jeanne

 

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On Lock Down – Mixed Media Journal Page

Happy Thursday y’all!  Hopefully y’all are enjoying your April kit and finding fun projects to do with all the products in your Tres Jolie kits!!  This month I’m designing with the Mixed Media Kit and it has a ton of wonderful art mediums to work with!  I had to take full advantage of all that art yumminess in my art journal!

Today I’m working in my little fun journal as I call it.  It’s just a little cheap journal I bought in the art section at Walmart but it gives me the freedom to just do whatever in it.  It’s small, has a ton of pages and I don’t have to worry about messing anything expensive up.  So grab you a cheap journal, or even an old book for that matter and get started as a fun journal.

For this page I just enjoyed the process so I didn’t really take any pics during the process but I’ll fill you in on what I did.

I started out by coating the entire page with gesso.  Once I did that I had a good prepped canvas.

Next I grabbed a large stencil and the Lindys Magical Shaker in “Glittering Gold”.  I used a wet paint brush and dabbed it on, applying it almost like a water color, allowing some thick spots because I liked the color variation.  In the end the color ran quite a bit under the stencil and there were a few color specs mixed in that changed to the pink color but I really loved the effect it made and I embraced it!

After that dried well I mixed the 13 Arts Gesso with a generous amount of the Lindys Magical Shaker in the “Alpine Ice Rose” shade and added a good amount of the Prima Texture Powder and mixed well.  I smeared that mixture along the bottom corner of the page then sprinkled with a few lines of the shaker powders as well as the Darice Glitter Glass.

The lock and the letters are both chipboard pieces from my stash made by A Vintage Girl.  For the lock I simply rubbed it well with my black chipboard then rubbed it with the Glimmering Gold shaker powder and a little of some Prima gold wax from a previous kit.  I then added some of the bling stones that I cut from the Darice Sticker Roll.  I also painted the stones with some turquoise paint from my stash and rubbed them with some gold wax to tone them down and antique them a bit.

The chipboard letters were treated similarly with a black stamp pad and then rubbed with some aqua paint then the gold glimmer powder and gold wax rub.

Complete Mixed Media Kit Supplies:

  1. Tres Jolie – Foam – Easter Eggs
  2. Prima Marketing- Art Ingredients – Texture Powder
  3. 13 Arts – Gesso
  4. Lindys – Magical Shaker – Glittering Gold
  5. Lindys – Magical Shaker – Alpine Ice Rose
  6. Darice – Glass Pearls – Vintage Rose
  7. Darice – Glass Pearls – White
  8. Darice – Glitter Glass – Vintage Gold
  9. Darice – Sticker Roll – Crystal Bling

**Other Items used:  A Vintage Girl Chipboard Pieces, Prima gold wax, Tim Holtz calendar die cut,   aqua acrylic paint


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Tres Jolie Kit Club–April 2020 Mixed Media Kit–Spring Flower Pots

Hey, all! Welcome back to the Tres Jolie blog!

Today I have some spring flower pots I decorated with items from the kit and multiple partial packs of flowers from my stash!

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Below is the video of what I did! This project was rather quick and simple, and in no time I had a lovely trio of flower pots to help bring in spring!


Video:


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To coat my flower pots I mixed some texture paste with the gesso and texture powder from the kit. After that dried, I spritzed the pots with water, sprinkled some of the “Alpine Ice Rose” Magical Shakers on, and spritzed some water on again. When that dried, I sprayed the flower pots with ModPodge Acrylic Sealer to keep the Magical Shaker in place.

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Even though the bling from the kit is self adhesive, I added some extra FabriTac before wrapping the tops of the pots, just to be safe!

I filled the flower pots with some floral moss from Dollar Tree, and was able to finish off three partial packs of flowers and a package of leaves!

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I hope this gave you some ideas of what can be done with this months kit! I spent $2 (+tax!) at the Dollar Tree for the 3-pack of pots and the bag of moss (and I still have lots of moss left!!), added items from this months kit, and cleared out some of my hoarded flowers to create this little spring décor piece!


April Mixed Media Kit

Mixed Media kit

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

ModPodge Gloss Acrylic Sealer; FabriTac, Clay Pots; Floral Garden “Floral Moss”; *13@rts Gel Medium; *KaiserCraft Paper Blooms “Hot Pink”; *Prima Flowers Sunrise Sunset Collection Item# 565190; *Prima Flowers Item# 632564; *Prima Flowers North Pole Item# 590680


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Mixed Media Egg for Easter with Rae

Happy Easter, everyone!

The April mixed media kit this month features large foam eggs and lots of pretty items. Take a look below: I have always loved those fancy Faberge eggs you see around, and this was the perfect opportunity to try that style out. Using a few things from my stash, here’s what I came up with:

I started out by prepping the egg by combining some 13 Arts gesso and the Prima Marketing texture powder to give the foam some “tooth.” Then, I added some of the pink Lindy’s mica powder.
Once dry, I added the Darice bling tape vertically to basically “trace” four equal horizontal sections.  Next, I added a row of white and a row of pink pearls next to each of the bling lines.

I HAD to add these roses from my stash- I started playing around by adding the white roses around the little cameo I added to the egg, and I soon realized that all of the sections would look awesome with roses, but I knew I didn’t have enough white roses, but that I had a TON of these little dark pink ones.  I’ve been saving these since I bought them at a Prima class that I went to a couple of years ago! Any roses, even handmade, would absolutely work for this project!

I finished off the egg b y adding a little gold crown stick pin I had hanging out. I hope you enjoyed seeing my take on using the mixed media kit.  Be sure to check back on the blog this month for more fun projects made with Tres Jolie kits

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