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ATCs - September 2021 Cards, Tags, & More Kit

Hey all! Welcome back to the Tres Jolie Blog!

Whew! Already September?! Living in the South I am truly looking forward to cooler days getting here!

To get us going this month I have a set of ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) I put together using [almost 100%] kit only!

The only non-kit items (besides tools & adhesives) are the ink I stamped with and some basic white thread. These ATCs went together quick and easy! The lonest process I had was fussy cutting; something that can be done while watching T.V. or a movie. Which makes it easier for me, because otherwise I tend to get bored doing all that cutting! (I have a love/hate relationship with fussy cutting, I love the results, the process—not so much LOL!) Check out my video to see how these ATCs came together!


After I had my bases ready, assembly went quick and easy thanks to my hot glue gun! Hot glue can be so versatile and handy because you can use it to quickly build up and support your embellishments—and as soon as it’s cooled, you’re good to go! No dry time needed!

For some extra texture I added some “nests” of regular thread—the same one I used to stitch the edges—it was a little trick I picked up from Missy Whidden a few years ago (she does it to her layouts quiet often).

I used some Prima Fluid Chalk Ink from my stash to stamp the banners and words, then just fussy cut them out and used some hot glue to help hold the curve and attach them to the ATCs.

The only wet glue I used for these ATCs was some heavy gel medium that I randomly brushed on to hold my sequins and beads in place, and that didn’t take long to dry since it wasn’t thick. Plus, it dries clear, so now those sequins and beads look like they are just sitting there!

 Thank you for joining us here at Tres Jolie. I hope you enjoyed these ATCs and they gave you some ideas of what can be done with the items found in this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit!

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September 2021 Cards, Tags, & More Kit:

In addition to this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit (*from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:

*Prima/Ingvild Bolme “Blossom Red” Quick Dry Fluid Chalk Ink, Liquitex Super Heavy Matte Gel, Hot Glue Gun/Hot Glue Sticks, Scotch ATG, white thread, Sizzix Big Shot Plus & Cutting Mats

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