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Challenge Winner and Merry Christmas

Hey everyone Kim here, I had a regular post scheduled for today. Instead, I’m going to spread some Holiday cheer by announcing the winner of our November Mood Board Challenge.

Here was the Mood Board for November:

Congratulations to our winner: Donna Bailey Sergent.

This was Donna’s wonderful entry:

It was a hands down favorite with the judges. We love the way she used texture, especially on the feathers. The overall design is just gorgeous. Great job Donna.

Make sure you join us in our monthly challenges. They are open to all, not just subscribers.

Join us for the rest of the month as the designers reveal their final projects created with all our amazing December kits. We still have kit subscriptions available here. You can also just try out a single kit here.

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

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Tres Jolie wishes you and your Family a Merry Christmas.

Card and Tag Kit Spotlight

Hello!

Today we are showcasing our Cards, Tags, and More kit for December. This month the kit features a 6 x 6 paper pad from the Mintay Christmas Stories line, coordinating red and green cardstock, two packages of Creative Embellishments sentiments, and from Kaisercraft, three lovely mini flower packs and some white pearls embellishments. Take a look at the picture below:

And, here’s what the DT came up with using the kit this month:

Kim made a beautiful card and wine holder set:

Rae made a couple of cards, cutting out that darling little deer for the focal points of the cards.

And Rae also made this fun tag set, focusing on the red and blue color combo with those papers.

The card/tag kit has plenty of paper for all kinds of small projects. Even after you use up all of the embellishments from the kit, you will have paper left over to use with your own embellishments! It’s a great deal!

And, we still have a few kits available, so be sure to snag one HERE, if you haven’t already!

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Merry Christmas Shadow Box with Rae

Hello!

Today I am sharing the last project I made with the December kit. After making my sketch layout and my stocking bunting, I was down to scraps of paper and bits and pieces from the kit! So, I had to come up with something small, and kind of basic. Here it is:

This little shadow box is made with scraps of the Maja Design paper, and the amazing Creative Embellishments holly frame.

I used one of the boxes from the Tim Holtz vignette box set and one of his metal stands, both from my stash.

I covered the box with scraps of the red Maja paper that I cut to size, distressed, and inked with brown ink on the edges.

Then I cut the red border away from the picture of the Santa, so it would fit in the box, and what do you know? That border was the PERFECT size to the front of the box, so I inked that and glued it on as well. Once all the paper was glued to the outside of the box, I added some white gold wax paste to the edges.

I also added some of wax paste to the metal base that I already white washed with gesso.

After I distressed and inked the Santa picture, I glued inside the box.

I used Stampendous aged green embossing powder on the Creative Embellishments holly frame, then added some of the white Kaisercraft pearls to the small circles. TIP: I always use a heat tool on my pearls after I have place them on my project to heat up the glue- if you press the pearls down when the glue is warm, it will really stick! There’s need to add extra glue or Glossy Accents to each of the pearls if you do this!

Lastly, I added a title cut from one of the bottom of the Maja papers, and added a red poinsettia from my stash.

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Noel by Annie Carignan

Hello everyone ! I am presenting today another layout made with the December Scrapbook Kit. 

For this layout I used a few mediums included in the Mixed Media kit but you can use just about any products you have at home to get the same results 🙂  I used a stencil with Magic Wax from Prima on the background but Modeling Paste would do the trick just as well.  I cut out different images from the Maja Design paper collection to put behind the photo.  I also used a snowflake punch from my stash and some wood snowflakes too.  

As I was cutting the edges of the papers I noticed that they could be used later.  I started to roll them like  I always do before getting rid of them and then I thought to myself : why not use them as decorations ? You can see that I used a few on my page 🙂

Of course I put those beautiful Silver blue flowers  that went perfectly with that collection and also added some “snow” here and there.  The title  Noel is something I had in my stash but I didn’t like the color so I put some gel on it and put the Art Sugar from Prima included in the Mixed Media kit.

Scrapbook Kit:

  1. Maja Designs Joyous Winterdays – Make Decorations
  2. Maja Designs Joyous Winterdays – Cozy Inside
  3. Maja Designs Joyous Winterdays – Ephemera
  4. Prima Marketing – Paper Roses Blue
  5. Kaisercraft Pearls – Demin

Mixed Media Kit:

  1. Prima – Art sugar Antique Silver
  2. Prima – Opal Magic Wax Vintage Silk
  3. Kaisercraft Mini Stencil – Holly
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Anniversary by Ginny

Hello all!

I’m back today with another layout to share with you all created with the December Scrapbook kit from TRES JOLIE KITS.

This time I chose to work with the brighter colours from the paper collection Joyous Winterdays from Maja Design.

Now to share some details and close ups….

I tore a large triangular piece of co-ordinating paper, Christmas Time, to go with my chosen background paper, Make Decorations. I edged it with some Distress Ink.

I used the paints from the Mixed Media Kit to paint the chipboard Holly & Berry Frame, which I cut into two pieces.

The photo was backed on the Frost paper.

The bunting pieces I created from paper Playful

.

I used the Kaiser Pearls to add to some chipboard from my stash to create Mistletoe.

The title chipboard I covered with Viva Inka Gold from my stash just by rubbing it over with my finger.

The vine I shaped around the photo to carry on the circular design started with the chipboard frame.

Products used from the Scrapbook Kit:

Maja Designs Joyous Winterdays – Make Decorations

Maja Designs Joyous Winterdays – Christmas Time

Maja Designs Joyous Winterdays – Frost

Maja Design Joyous Winterdays – Playful

Prima Marketing – Victorian Christmas Poinsetta Kiss

Creative Embellishments Chipboard – Holly and Berry Frame

Kaisercraft Pearls – Pearl

Mixed Media Kit:

Prima – Impasto Paint Poppy Red

Prima – Impasto Paint Bottle Green

My Stash products:

Viva Inka Gold

White Paper Roses

Love Chipboard Title

Berries Chipboard Pieces

Vintage Photo Distress Ink

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Happy  Scrapping!

Ginny

Frost Layout by Ginny

Hi all, 

Welcome to another post featuring the December Scrapbook Kit from TRES JOLIE KITS.

This kit features papers from Maja Design Joyous Winterdays collection, flowers from Prima Marketing and chipboards from Creative Embellishments. What is there not to love?!

Here is my wintery themed layout with myself and my favourite girlie ! ❤ ….

The next photos show you a few close ups with details of my work.

The top background paper, Glisten, was heavily distressed round the edges and then backed onto the main background paper, Cozy Inside.

The photo is backed onto paper Frost.

I added the title strip from one of the papers as a border across the layout.

The chipboard title was covered with Nuvo Cryatsl drops.

I covered the chipboard with the silver Nuvo Crystal Drops and dropped the Antique Silver Art Sugar from the Mixed Media kit onto it whilst still wet.

I added Nuvo drops all round the layout.

I loved the cute shovel which I nestled in the flower cluster.

I added the Art Sugar to some of the flowers and silver leaves too.

I finished by adding some of the ‘snow’ from the mixed media kit to the shovel and the flower clusters.

Products used from the Scrapbook Kit:


* Maja Designs Joyous Winterdays – Glisten

* Maja Designs Joyous Winterdays – Cozy Inside

* Maja designs Joyous Winterdays – Frost

* Prima Marketing – Sweet Peppermint Flowers NorthPole

* Creative Embellishments Chipboard – Holly and Berry Border

* Darice Sweetwater Roses Mint

* Darice – Mini Shovel


Products used from the Mixed Media kit:


* Prima – Art  Sugar Antique Silver

* ‘Snow’

Products From my stash:


* Nuvo Crystal Drops – silver

* Dusty Attic chipboard ‘selfie’

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Ginny

Peace, Love, and Joy Tags with Rae

Hello there!

It’s time to start making tags, if that’s something you do for Christmas! 🙂 Today I am sharing a few tags I made with the December Cards, Tags, and More kit.

My inspiration for creating this tag trio was the Creative Embellishments chipboard set that came in the kit: Peace Love and Joy titles. I kept the design mostly the same for all three tags: I hand cut some of the red cardstock from the kit to make tag shapes, and then cut some of the Mintay  Christmas Stories papers slightly smaller for layers for the base of the tags. I distressed the edges of both layers, then inked the edges of the patterned paper layers.

I also cut out doilies (Prima) from the Mintay papers- one for each tag.

I also cut out some leafy swirls using a Cheery Lynne die. I cut those and added them to peek out from under the Kaisercraft flowers.

Under each of the pieces of chipboard, I added three little cut outs from the Mintay paper and fanned them to give a nice base for the chipboard titles.

I treated the Creative chipboard pieces with some white and gold embossing powders.

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Challenge Monday

Happy Monday everyone, it’s Kim here. I’m back with another edition of Challenge Monday. This month is a layout sketch challenge.

Here is the sketch:

Although this is a layout sketch, it can easily be adapted for cards, tags or even a canvas.

Here is my take on the sketch:

I used a photo I found on Pinterest (there were no photo credits).  I just loved the contrast of the black gates up against the white snow and those pretty wreaths.

How about some close ups?

I started with the flowers. They weren’t the right shade of green for me, so I changed the color with some Lindy’s cathedral pines green mist. while they were wet, I flattened them out some. I also cut off a piece of the poinsettia vine.

I cut up the holly and berry border chipboard piece and heat embossed it with lindy’s oakleaf olive embossing powder. I also embossed and cut up some of the snowflake chipboard pieces from my stash. I tucked a few in my flower cluster. I popped the layers up with foam tape.

I used a small berry cluster from my stash on the bottom along with flowers.  I tucked in a small piece of lace on the bottom.

Here is my little tip for the week: I have found that Lindy’s Oakleaf Olive embossing powder and Cathedral Pines Green mist are  great matches for this kit. If you have it in your stash try it out.

I can’t wait to see what you guys create based on the sketch. Don’t forget to load your entries in the sketch challenge folder here , so you will be eligible for the prize.

Join us all month-long as the designers reveal all their projects created with all our amazing kits. We still have kit subscriptions available here. You can also just try out a single kit here.

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

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December Sketch Challenge

Hi, friends!

Have you seen our December challenge? Take a look at this beautiful winter sketch that Kim created:

You may have seen these layouts that the design team created using the sketch on the blog already this month:

Rae used the blue Maja Design papers to capture the wintery vibe of the sketch:

Kim went with the reds and greens from the papers for a wonderful Christmas look:

Check back on the blog later this month to see how Ginny and Annie interpreted the sketch, and we hope YOU will play along with us this month! We LOVE it when you used the Tres Jolie kits for challenges, but ANYONE can play, using whatever supplies you have! The challenge ends 12/31. Post your entries in the December Challenge album we have in the Facebook Group.

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Noel Plaque by Ginny

Hello all, 

This week I’m sharing with you my project created with the December Mixed Media Kit from TRES JOLIE KITS.

I loved this project and had so much fun creating it. I added a few different techniques to it.

I wanted to create a shabby/weathered look to the plaque.

Lets have a look!


Here is a quick photo guide on the process…..

I firstly gave the plaque a coat of the green paint.

I dried this with a heat tool to speed the process up. 

Next I covered the plaque with a thick layer of the off white paint. 

Then Dried it. 

When fully dry I rubbed over places of it with some sand paper to rub back though the layers to reveal the green paint and the wood underneath. 

I then used some crackle medium from my stash in three patches on the plaque. The crackle medium I used does takes a good 24/48 hours to crack and dry but the wait is worth it.

The ‘believe’ I painted with the red paint and then when dry covered in the crackle medium again. Thick in places to crack and not so in others – this is where it looks a bit white where there isn’t the layer of medium to crack but I like the effect.

when dry and cracked I rubbed over the Opal Magic so that it filled the cracks. This really accentuated the cracks, I loved the way it turned out! 

I added the Opal Magic to the crackle patches on the plaque too!

Next some fussy cutting from the papers in the main Scrapbook Kit.

This was the base to main design. I used hot glue to fix one of the floral embellishments, as this a big piece to fix firmly.

I added a lovely gold mesh bow to the back of the floral piece.

The second floral embellishment piece I cut up so I could create a smaller cluster….

…..And made this arrangement on the opposite side of the ‘believe’.

I added the fake snow around the floral cluster by dropping it into wet glue and leaving it to dry and then shaking the excess off after when dry.

I finished off by rubbing some Viva Ink Gold around the edges of the ‘believe’ and the outside edges of the plaque and dropping some of the glitter on to the background that had fell off the floral embellishments….. I never waste anything!!! 

Here are some close ups of the finished project.

PRODUCTS IN MIXED MEDIA KIT

Prima – Impasto Paint Poppy Red

Prima – Impasto Paint Bottle Green

Prima – Impasto Paint Linen

Prima – Art sugar Antique Silver

Prima – Opal Magic Wax Vintage Silk

Darice – 8” Poinsettia Pick

Darice – Woodword Script  Believe 9.5”

Darice – Pallet Wood Sign 10.5 x 10”

Kaisercraft Mini Stencil – Holly

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Happy Scrapping

Ginny