Autumnal Birdcage

Happy Tuesday friends,

I’m excited to share this sweet little autumnal project with you today.  I used the Prima Marketing birdcage from the September Mixed Media kit, as well as scraps of paper and practically all the florals from the September Cards, Tags & More kit – this kit is sooooo beautiful, and jammed packed with luscious Fall colors!

The first step was to detach the back portion of the birdcage and give the entire unit a thick coat of gesso (I used Heavy Gesso). I then applied an equally thick coat of crackle paste to both pieces.

After drying, I began adhering “the oh-so-pretty” Prima flowers along with leaves and other elements I punched out of the 49th & Market cutout sheet. I also added flowers to the base on the inside and glued a little birdie from the elements sheet on top.

I then used Soft Gel Medium to glue a couple of paper scraps and butterflies to the back piece.  I then finished the top with seam binding (included in the Card, Tags & More kit!) and another flower.


This was such a fun, FUN project! I hope you purchase these kits and set aside time to just play, play, play! There are so many fun items included. I had a hard time deciding which to use and which to hoard…LOL!

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Hugs,
Cris

 

 

A card and gift tag set

Hey guys, Kim here. Today I have a project I created using the cards, tags and more kit. This is a beautiful coral/peachy colored kit. If you haven’t seen it, here it is:

This is a great kit to create feminine cards for birthdays or bright cheery get well cards. I used it to created a birthday card and gift tag set.

This is a big card, I used the full 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper to create the base. I used another sheet to die cut the frame.

How about some close-ups:

For the background I layered 2 sheets of paper. I used a peach pastel chalk ink on the edges of the paper. I also did some faux stitching and stamping on the top layer.

I used some foam tape on the frame to give the card some more dimension. I also added some foam tape to the flower. The frame was inked with the peach chalk ink and the edges was rubbed with some metallic wax in firebird. The butterfly was dry brushed with a metallic golden coal paint (I wish you could see how shimmery it is). The center piece is a resin made from a moud and rubbed with the same wax used on the frame.

The base of the tag was created the same way as the card. The oval frame is the inside of the die cut. It got the same ink and wax treatment as well. The center is a small leftover resin piece. I just painted it with a bit of the metallic gold paint. I punched a hole in the corner and added the seam binding so it could be tied to a gift bag of just a gift.

 

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Vintage Artistry Coral Altered File Folder

Hello everyone! Today I am up on the blog to share with you this fun project that I created for this week using the September Card, Tags, & More Kit. This collection comes with the beautiful collection of papers from 49 & Market, Vintage Artistry Coral. Aside from the paper, I was anxious to use the cut out sheets that came with it. All that ephemera was absolutely beautiful! That is where I got the idea for an altered manila file folder. I hadn’t made one like this before but I was truly inspired by a very talented crafter that always has been an inspiration to me. Her name is Jenifer Stephens, her YouTube channel is A Trace Of Sparkle. Here is what I created with this amazing kit from Tres Jolie Kits!

I absolutely love how this turned out! There are many different ways that you can create these manila folders. I actually used 2.5 folders for this project. Since they weren’t coffee nor tea dyed I decided I would do a quick version of it so using Tim Holtz Distress Stain Ground Espresso , a sponge brush and a spray water bottle. I really love how it turned out! Here are some samples of this.

So this idea above works fast if you don’t have any folders, papers. ephemera, laces , etc coffee/tea dyed and you want to make something fast. I hope that you will give this a try and if you do make sure you share with us what you created over at the Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe

If you are undecided or just saw this kit now, you have to purchase this one! I can promise you that you will NOT be disappointed at all! It truly is amazing and there are so many projects you can create with it! I also used the Darice thin metal die that was included in this kit that inspired the front page of this project. Here is a video of the entire project.

Well friends I hope that you like what I have created for this week using this gorgeous kit! There is still time to get your Cards, Tags, & More kit or there are two other kits, the Scrapbook Kit and Mixed media kit that you can purchase as well. I will be back actually next week with a project using the Scrapbook kit! Until then I hope you check in daily to see the rest of the design team share their beautiful creations!! See ya next week! XOXO

Hugs,

Jeanne

P.S. Also don’t forget about the Mood board challenge going on here at Tres Jolie Kits!! Here is a post you can see what that mood board challenge is and get inspired by Kim who created an amazing layout!!

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“Vintage Artistry Coral” 3×3 Shabby Notecards

Hello crafty friends! I’m back this month with some beautiful collections again from Tres Jolie Kits! The project I picked to do as my first project were these cute and pretty easy 3×3 notecards. I used the September Cards, Tags, & More Kit to create these.

I began by cutting a few sheets of the 8.5 X 11 white card stock that was included in the kit into 3 X 6 pieces , once you have cut the amount of card bases you are going to want to make then you take your score board & bone folder or score tool and score your base at the 3in mark . Which of course is the center where you will be making your fold.

     

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

   

 

Once you have all of  your card bases folded in half, set them aside . Now you can pick out the papers from the 49 & Market Vintage Artistry Collection(Coral). Once you have chosen the papers you might like to use for your cards. I then cut them about 1/8 inch shorter than the size of the base. After finishing up with those papers, I took my Prima Marketing Distress Tool , you are welcome to use any distress tool or even a pair of scissors to distress the edges of the design paper or you can also choose to leave them without distressing. That is completely your choice. I myself love how it looks a little more shabby with the edges distressed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I then adhered the distressed papers onto the folded base. As a side note, I normally like to add colored card stock to the inside of the card, usually the color of the design paper, which in this case had a soft coral color. I add this so you can write down your inside message. I didn’t have any without the texture that would coordinate it so I ended up using American Crafts Textured card stock. But since you won’t be able to actually write on this kind of paper I cut some of the left over white card stock that I used for the base.

I then had to finish up the front so I added some pieces of the 49 & market Vintage Artistry Coral Washi Tape from the kit onto the cards in different directions. I also decided I would add some stenciling to these cute cards . On half of the cards I mixed up some DecoArt Deco Media Crackle Paste with some of the Finnibair Textured Powder from a previous Tres Jolie Kit. I applied it with a spatula onto a Prima Marketing Doily Stencil.

For the other half of the cards I mixed up the same texture/crackle mix and then added some Prima Marketing Color Bloom Spray in Ginger Coral color, although it turned out more pink than I wanted , it still added a little color to the lighter design paper that had a lighter background on it. For these cards I applied the mixture onto the Feather Stencil from Brutus Monroe .  I then used my heat tool to dry them as well as allowing more of the crackles to come thru. They are more noticeable on the ones with the white. I also used the same Crackle Paste on the chipboard butterflies that came with the kit. I did that on half of the cards and for the other half I used some of the butterflies that were in the paper collection perforated sheet. Lastly I added some sentiments from the Finnabair Art Daily Planner Sentiment Booklet and added some snippets of lace on half of them!

There are a variety of projects that you can create with this kit. I just decided that I would create these note cards since I like to add them to swaps , happy mail, or just to say “Hello”! I hope that you enjoyed what I created for my first project using this month’s kit. Keep checking in daily for more projects from my wonderfully talented team mates!! I know you will have lots of great inspiration and I do hope that you will join in this month’s mood board challenge! You can share what you create over at the Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe, there is an album where your entries go in. So try it out! Well I’ll see ya all next Friday with another project!!

Hugs,

Jeanne

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September 2020 Kit Reveals

Hey Guys, It’s Kim and it’s a new month. We are 3/4 of the way done with this year already, it’s almost over. With that being said, you know what time it is.

Welcome to our Tres Jolie September 2020 reveal.

Today we are revealing our all our September 2020 kits. As always, I’m just as excited to bring you these kits.

At Tres Jolie we do our best to bring you the latest and greatest. This month is no exception. Our main kit is filled with new to us international papers from Scrapboys and coordinating embellishments.

I’m also really excited about the mixed media kit this month. It has a great project to create with.

You will find a lovely assortment of patterned papers and perfectly coordinated embellishments. The kits are for the beginner to the advanced, the clean and simple scrapper to the mixed-media maven. No matter your style, there is some for everyone. We know you are going to love it.

Presenting the Tres Jolie September 2020 kits:

*Scrapbook kit*

*Cards, Tags and more kit*

*Mixed Media Kit*

For a full list of all our kit contents, please visit our website home page here.

Here is the full kit reveal video:

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For the monthly challenge we have a fun mood oard. The mood board can easily be used to create a card, tag, layout or maybe an altered project. The challenge is open to everyone, however we would love to see what you do with our kit(s) and our mood board.

Here is the mood board:

Place your entries in the September 2020 Challenge folder on Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe Facebook page. All are welcome to enter, however we’d love to see what you do with our kits.

This challenge ends on September 30th, 2020 at 11:59 pm CST.

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Simple Card Trio

Hello friends!

Happy Tuesday and welcome back to the Tres Jolie blog. Today I’d like to share with with a very simple card trio using the August Cards, Tags & More kit. This is such a fun, versatile kit and can be easily mixed with elements from our companion Scrapbooking and Mixed Media kits.

The first card I’d like to share is based on this month’s sketch for our challenge at the Tres Jolie Cafe. I thought it would be fun to show how easily you can create a card from a layout sketch.

Here’s the sketch…it’s a beauty!

And here’s my card…

This card was so simple to make. I cut an inch off one of the white album pages (basically removing the binding holes) that are included in the kit and used it as my card base. I then applied crackle paste (my favorite medium!) randomly to the entire base and began layering my elements. I just LOVE the colors in this kit. The Craft O’ Clock papers are so stunning and Kim chose the perfect coordinating embellishments!

For my second card I tore a strip of the blue script patterned paper , layered tags and Prima leaves from the scrapbooking kit, floral cut outs, and flowers. For a cohesive look on all three cards I added seam binding as a final element.

  

I also used a torn strip of patterned paper as the base for my last card. I literally took a hodge podge of elements that were on my desk and adhered them in layers to create my composition. For a final touch I mixed a bit of the Bundled Sage distress oxide spray with water and brushed it lightly into a few nooks and crannies.

  

That’s a wrap! I hope you enjoyed these quick, simple cards. Notice they have no sentiments – I decided to leave them blank for now. I will add personalization when I’ve decided who I am sending them to.

Enjoy the rest of your week friends – and be sure to visit our blog again soon- it’s updated often with gorgeous creations and inspiration from my other design teammates.

Hugs,
Cris

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Mini Tag Books

Hello crafty friends! Today I am sharing these adorable mini tag books I created using the August Cards, Tags, & More kit. I had the two sheets left from the beautiful papers from Craft O’Clock so thought they would look super cute as mini books you are able to journal in.

This project came together pretty fast , even if you don’t have this exact collection , you can create something similar by making your own tags, using any ephemera you have on hand or are able to print out some as well as sentiments . I used some sticker sentiments from the Finnabair Sentiments Sticker Book from another past Tres Jolie kit.

On one of the sets, I added some Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Seedless Preserves around all of the edges of my tags. I used small pop foam dots on the ephemera I added to the tags. For the sentiments, I used some colored/white card stock to back them onto. I also cut some white card stock to add to the back of the tags to add small photos or just use them to journal on.

This paper collection from Craft O’Clock was very beautiful and considering I wasn’t much for purple, I truly loved creating using this month’s Card, Tags, & More kit. I hope that you all use up every last piece of your papers. Even using scraps , you can come up with some great gift ideas.  I thought also of maybe altering an altoid tin to maybe store these tags books in.

 

The last thing I did was add some of the beautiful seam binding from the kit on one of the tag books and added some twine on the other one. I also added some of the pearls & bling from the kit. *Note: I didn’t post every single photo on here since they would be too many since I used some of the more narrow tags as well. I did share the main photos though. I hope that you like my project this week. Don’t forget there is still time to join in this month’s sketch challenge going on on the Tres Jolie facebook group. Join in you just might win!!

I will see ya all next time!! Hugs, Jeanne

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“Blessed” Ringed Mini Album

Hello crafty friends!! Today I’m sharing the first project I created using the August Card, Tags, & More kit. This kit came with some beautiful papers, cut outs & my favorite was the gold doilies. The entire kit was beautifully put together and very easy to put together.

 

If you purchased this kit and have never created a ringed mini album, the one thing I can tell you is that this is the easiest kind of mini album that you can create. I think these are fun to make for any level but most definitely for beginners, this is what I would go with.

Here is the process video of how I created mine. I hope you can get an idea of what I did , it honestly is very easy. Everything that Kim put in this kit makes it that easy. Maybe the only thing that took any kind of work was cutting the chipboard she provided to size,  which you can cut yours to any size you would like. Mine measures 8 1/2 X 8 1/2.

I hope that you like what I came up with this month. If you purchased this kit, please don’t forget to share with us your final project on the Facebook page Tres Jolie Kit Club . Also don’t forget to join in this month’s sketch challenge!

I’ll be back next week with my next project. See Ya then….

Hugs,

Jeanne

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August 2020 Kit Reveals

Hey Guys, It’s Kim and it’s a new month. Where has the year gone? It’s August already, so you know it’s time for new kits.

Welcome to our Tres Jolie August 2020 reveal.

Today we are revealing our all our August 2020 kits. Once again, I’m just as excited to bring you these kits.

At Tres Jolie we do our best to bring you the latest and greatest. This month is no exception. Our main kit is filled with new to us international papers from AB Studios and coordinating embellishments.

I’m also really excited about the mixed media kit this month. It has some fun and exciting mediums.

You will find a lovely assortment of patterned papers and perfectly coordinated embellishments. The kits are for the beginner to the advanced, the clean and simple scrapper to the mixed-media maven. No matter your style, there is some for everyone. We know you are going to love it.

Presenting the Tres Jolie August 2020 kits:

*Scrapbook kit*

*Cards, Tags and more kit*

*Mixed Media Kit*

For a full list of all our kit contents, please visit our website home page here.

Here is the full kit reveal video:

Love it right! You can still get one of your own. Become a subscriber and you will never miss out on our gorgeous kits. Just visit us here to subscribe.

Check the blog daily for full reveal of each designers projects. They will be sharing close ups, tutorials and videos.  Please make sure you follow us on YouTube so you will get notified when a new video goes live.

For the monthly challenge we have a gorgeous sketch. The sketch can easily be used to create a card, tag, layout or maybe an altered project. The challenge is open to everyone, however we would love to see what you do with our kit(s) and our sketch.

Here is the sketch:

Place your entries in the August 2020 Challenge folder on Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe Facebook page. All are welcome to enter, however we’d love to see what you do with our kits.

This challenge ends on August 31st, 2020 at 11:59 pm CST.

Don’t forget that Tres Jolie can be found in the following places:

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All the designers will be revealing their projects on the Tres Jolie blog all month long. Make sure you join us for tons of inspiration, including video and photo tutorials.

Tres Jolie Kit Club – July 2020 Cards, Tags, & More Kit

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

Today I’m bringing you the junk journal I created using this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit. I had such a blast making this journal, and even though I didn’t originally intend to kill the kit, as I kept going it became a personal challenge to see if I could get everything in!

For the video, I put the flip-through in at the beginning, then followed it up with the process. I hope you take a peek at it and enjoy it! Below the video, I have added a few photos of the finished journal.


Video:


I used the new Tim Holtz color, “Speckled Egg,” throughout the journal. It went beautifully with the Stamperia papers that came in this month’s kit. For the resin pieces, I used some of the “Speckled Egg” oxide and embossing glaze, and some “Gathered Twig” Distress Crayon.

I pieced together the smaller “left-over” pieces to cover the “manila” colored tags that came in the kit and added some string from my stash.

I cut out the ATC sized cards from the paper and attached them to one side of the popcorn bag that came in my kit! (Your bag may be different) I turned the two music prints into envelopes and added them in, and peeking out of this one is a little notebook I made from the largest left-over piece I had and some standard notebook paper.

The final page and inside of the back cover, which contains a flip out.

I hope you enjoyed this project and had a chance to see my process video, most of it is sped up, but I do stop to explain in quite a few areas! Thank you for joining us here at Tres Jolie!


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July 2020 Cards, Tags, & More Kit (The ephemera in the kits may vary.)

 

In addition to this months kit, I used:
Tim Holtz – Distress Crayon “Gathered Twigs,” Distress Ink “Speckled Egg” & “Gathered Twigs,” Distress Spray Stain “Speckled Egg” & Gathered Twigs,”  Distress Oxide Ink “Speckled Egg,” Distress Oxide Spray “Speckled Egg,” Distress Paint “Speckled Egg” & “Antique Linen,” Distress Embossing Glaze “Speckled Egg,” Tim Holtz Mini Stencil THMS035, Staz On “Timber Brown” & “Olive Green,” Fabrika Decoru Stencil FDTR 190, Fiskers 1” Circle Punch, Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Tim Holtz Edge Distresser, Ranger Brayer, Tim Holtz Mini Snips, Apple Cider Vinegar, Mod Podge Matte Clear Acrylic Sealer, Liquitex Clear Gesso, E6000, FabriTac, Art Glitter Glue, LineCo 1.25” Linen Hinging Tape, We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board, String (from Target, I think), Notebook Paper, 1 sheet of kraft paper