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"True Love" Treasure Box with Tiny Envelopes and More

Hello Craft Friends!

Dana Here! Hope you are all well and able to squeeze some crafting time in between our busy day to day life!

For my project today, I'll be using Tres Jolie March Scrapbook kit! This is a beautiful kit you'll want to add to your collection of paper crafts! This month's Scrapbook kit has these beautiful 12x12 papers from Memory Place with matching Ephemera! Also included are plenty of fussycut images, Prima Flowers, Memory Hardware Amies Antique Cloches, Prima Gold trim, and Tres Jolie Chipboard 


Here's this month's Scrapbook kit:

Be sure to order your kit today before they sell out!

I purchased a wooden box from my local craft store and will be using several other items from my crafty stash, such as: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, scoring board, glue, Folkart Vintage White acrylic paint, paintbrush, some gems, foam dots, small photos, white roses from this month's Card Tags and More kit, Prima paper clip, pearl gems, xaco knife, various Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlets dies, DecoArt Clear Crackle, small screwdriver.

My wood box measures 7 & 7/8 x 4 inches. But any size will work, you just have to adjust what size you cut your papers. Here's a photo of my wood box I chose for this project:

My idea for this project, was to make a treasure box which I think would make a great gift idea for a special friend,  birthday, or for Mother's day to surprise your mom!

To start, I removed all my hardware and screws from my box. Save and set aside for now. Now taking some Folkart Vintage White acrylic paint and painted along the top outside edge about 1 inch or so all around including the inside lid, sides and bottom inside of your box. Here's some photos:

Top outside of box:


While your box is drying, chose papers from the kit to decorate the top, sides on the outside of your box. I am applying Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs to all paper edges as well as fussycut images and envelopes/journal cards for this project. But you can skip this step if you prefer. Before adhering my papers to my box, I took a tiny nail and poked holes through my paper where the screws will go.

Taking the " Allure" sheet of paper, I cut the paper at 6 & 1/2 x 2 & 7/8 inches, short sides 3 & 7/8 x 2 & 1/8, Long sides at 7 & 3/4 x 2 & 1/4 inches. Inside Lid cut at 7 & 3 1/2 inches. Adhere your papers to your box. Now taking a small brush I applied some DecoArt  Clear Crackle along the top edge of my box. Let dry overnight to create more cracks. Then i took and applied Distress Ink along the top and sides of my box. Here's a photo:

Top of my box:

After all your papers are glued in place, you can attach all the hardware to your box.

Now we can decorate the top of our treasure box! This is my favorite part! 

From the image sheet in your paper pack, I fussycut a cluster of flowers, a few tiny Butterflies, "True Love" sentiment, and this cute cupid piece from the ephemera pack. I arranged them onto the top of my box. Also taking some Prima flowers from this kit, I glued them in place. The pink flowers and pink rose I cut off from the Prima Pink flowers and stems pack. Here's a photo:

Next open up your wood box and adhere all your papers inside on the lid, bottom and sides.

Set your box aside for now. 

Taking one of the Tres Jolie chipboard Keys, and some Bronze Gliding Wax (from my stash) I applied some with my finger over the top arrow and bottom portion on my chipboard key. Around the chipboard heart I applied some Folkart Conch Shell acrylic paint.  Let dry. I fussycut a heart image from the element sheet and glued over the chipboard heart. I added some tiny white pearls around the top edge on my chipboard. Here's a photo:

 I fussycut the sentiment "Forever" from the image sheet, glued my chipboard key at an angle on the inside lid. Taking the Forever sentiment piece, I curled both ends using a bone folder (my stas) and glued over top of my chipboard key! Taking one of the ephemera frames, I glued a photo inside my frame and glued at a slight angle on the right inside edge of my box! Here's closeup look!

Remove one of the Memory Hardware Antique Cloches from your package in your kit. I'm using Toujours one. I fussycut around the edge of the Roses/dome ephemera piece and glued this behind the Cloche. Then glue your Clocheon the bottom left inside edge of your box. Here's a closeup:

 Set your box aside for now. Next we will be creating some fun envelopes, postcard, and file folder. Take your 12x12 paper with the various journal cards and cut them apart. We'll be using several of these Journaling cards. 

 Folder #1: From the 12x12 journal cards sheet, I cut out the small brown folder double sided card leaving it attached. Then scored down the middle and creased at the fold. This makes a cute little booklet.

Inside on the left side,  I cut out one of the sentiments "timeless" a small butterfly. Taking the journal card with the dome/roses, I tore around the edges to give a tattered worn long. Applied some Distress Ink around the edges and glued on the left inside of my folder. I glued the sentiment piece on the right side followed by the butterfly above my sentiment. On the right side, I glued a photo to the back of the blue ephemera frame. Glue on the right flap and add another sentiment at the bottom. Here's how mine lookson the inside:

 Pocket Envelope #1: From my scrap paper "Exquisite" and a Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlets Die, I diecut the pieces to create a long envelope.

Taking the Cherub journal card I carefully cut around her hand and part of her arm, using my x-acto knife. Then taking one of the white tiny roses from this month's Card Tags and More kit, I slid the rose behind her hand, and snipped off any excess wire from the stem. I applied some Distress Ink Gathered Twigs onto the rose petals. Then cut the "Charming" sentiment and curled both ends before gluing in place over the bottom wire stem. Inside my envelope I cut out a cluster of flowers, gloved hand and Embrace sentiment. I glued them in place and added a gold gem over the hole on the glove. Then I slid this card inside my pocket envelope. Here's acouple photos:

Front of pocket envelope:

Backside of envelope and small journal card:

 Chipboard Key card:

Cut apart the chipboard key towards the bottom. So it will fit over the key on the journal card. Taking some Bronze Gliding Wax,  Using my finger, I lightly applied the Gliding Wax over top of my chipboard key. Here's a closeup:

Glue your chipboard key on top of the matching image on your journal card. See photo:

I glued a silver gem at the top and a Prima gem on top of where the two chipboard pieces meet. I fussycut a globe/roses image from the element sheet and glued to the back of my journal card. You can add a photo here if you desire. Here's some photos:

 Front  of finished card: 

Backside of journal card:

File card: Taking another Tim Holtz Sizzix File die, I diecut a file folder, and film slide. I fussycut some flowers and romantic sentiment from the element sheet.

I folded my file folder and slide on the creases. I glued a photo inside my slide and glued it closed. I glued my slide on the front of my file folder. Using foam dots I adhered my flower cluster on the right side. Here's a closeup of the frontside:

Inside my file folder I glued my sentiment piece on the top right tab. Taking a heart paperclip from my stash, I tucked acouple journal cards inside. I applied some matching washi tape from this collection and my stash, at the upper right corner. Here's a photo:

 Tiny envelope: Using a Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlets envelope dies, I diecut my envelope from the Exquisite scrap paper. Fold and glue my envelope together. On the front of my tiny envelope, I fussycut a heart and adhered using foam dots on the bottom at an angle. I glued an ephemera sentiment piece Beloved above my heart. Here's a closeup:

 Inside I cut out a small Cherub card and glued a sentiment at the top. Then slid inside my envelope. I glued a Wax seal from my stash on the top envelope flap to finish. Here's a closeup look:

 Postcard: Cut out the 5 & 1/2 x 3 & 1/2 postcard from your paper. Fussycut the cupid from the small 3x4 journal card. I adhered the cupid piece in the center front of my post card using foam dots. I trimmed off acouple tiny pink flowers and a small rose from the Prima flower pack in this kit. I glued on the lower left corner. I applied some Luna paste Moonlight Pearl onto my flower petals. I glued a sentiment on the right side. Here's a photo:

 Now you can store all your cards, envelopes inside your treasure box! If you want you could add a treat inside! 

I hope you enjoyed my step by step tutorial today. I would love to see your finished box. So remember to share your crafty makes with us on our Tres Jolie Cafe Facebook page!

Thanks for visiting the Tres Jolie blog! 

Until next week, Happy Crafting!


March 2024 Mood Board Challenge

Tres Jolie has always hosted a monthly sketch or mood board challenge. So, with that being said, here are the rules.

1. This challenge is still open to everyone.

2. You can create any type of project for the challenge. 

3. You MUST say what you were inspired by. 

4. You MUST include the twist in your design. This month's theme is TATTERED ROMANCE.

Here's our Monthly Mood Board:

The theme for this month is TATTERED ROMANCE. 

Place your entries in the March 2024 challenge folder on Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe Facebook page. This challenge ends on March 31st 2024 at 11:59 pm CST. Winners will receive a gift certificate to our store.

5. We would love to see you USE AT LEAST 1 OF Tres Jolie's products on your projects but it isn’t required to play along.

6. It MUST be a new project.

7.To have everyone eligible to win, we are limited the same winner to once every 3 months!



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