Creating a layout with 6×6 paper

Hello crafty friends! Jeanne back this week sharing how I created this Christmas layout using the November 2020 Card, Tags, & More Kit. This is the very first time creating a layout using 6×6 paper. I have been wanting to make one but I hadn’t done one yet but since I love these beautiful papers from the paper pad this month which is 49 & Market Noel Vintage Artistry Collection, I thought heck why not right! So here it is!

This was pretty quick to complete this layout so I want to share how quick it came together. I try to create quick , not too complicated, tutorials for those of you who are beginners. I know I learned a lot from tutorials that weren’t too complicated. I really try to so hopefully this helps out.

I began by choosing the pattern paper from the 6×6 paper pad and using my Prima Marketing Distress Tool, I distressed all of the edges of the papers. I then adhered them onto a 12×12 sheet of chipboard using 1in. non brand double sided tape. I have seen on some layouts created from 6×6 papers that they have cut along the edges to size it onto the base but I didn’t have to do that with mine, so not sure whether maybe it depends on the papers not sure. I then just went over the layout using homemade clear gesso , I was out of Prima Marketing Gesso that I usually use but found a recipe online. It worked so I probably will keep using it! Here is the tutorial I followed!

I then used a snowflake stencil along with Deco Art Crackle Paint which I absolutely love, its a favorite of mine! Before drying it with my heat tool, I applied some glitter I had left from a previous Tres Jolie Kit. I then adhered some white lace from my stash.

Then just added a photo of my grandson which was taken Christmas 2017, he was so small and his Elf had put tissue all around the tree. So its a great memory! I added the photo adhered on some scrap paper from the paper pad then on some foam tape for added dimension. I also added a beautiful floral piece that is from Blue Fern Studios, which was also a product from last years Christmas Tres Jolie Kit.

I found some adorable ephemera letters “NOEL” and an adorable car which is from the Crate Paper Merry Days collection. I loved that the colors of these matched the stitched frame that I added on my photo and a sticker that says “It’s December” on the frame. I love these stitched frames which I know are also from a previous kit as well from Tres Jolie. So as you can see you are able to use products you might have left from other kits as well. I then finished it off by adding some splatters using some Aqua Pigment in Pearl from Brutus Monroe, which you can add water to it or use it as is which I did in this case.

Well friends, I better end this post before I start rambling on more than I already have lol. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. It was a strange one this year but hopefully all goes back to normal soon. Please keep safe! Till next time!

XOXO,

Jeanne

P.S. Please take time to check out Tres Jolie’s Mood Board and Sketch Challenge this month! ANYONE can join!! If you do, make sure you post your project over at the Tres Jolie Facebook Page.

 

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Noel Vintage Artistry Christmas Cards

Hello everyone!! I’m back this week to share with you a couple of Christmas cards that I created with the November Cards, Tags, & More from Tres Jolie Kits. I absolutely am a HUGE fan of all things 49 & Market. This month’s kit was wonderfully put together! So shout out to Kim Heard, owner of Tres Jolie Kits, for this magnificent kit!

 

These cards measure 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 , I used the White Card Stock that came in the kit, I also used the gold and silver glitter card stock. I cut to size the selected 6 x 6 sheets of the 49 & Market Noel Vintage Artistry Collection.

I began with adhering the cut glitter card stock onto the white card stock using the ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever. I used my Prima Marketing Distress Tool on all of the edges of the cut design paper , leaving a little bit of the glitter card stock peeking around the edges. I then adhered the distressed design paper, I also distressed some of the cut outs from the cut out sheet! I used non brand pop dots to adhere those cut outs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the cover, I added some fibers from Brutus Monroe for added texture then added a small flower Poinsettia cluster using the paper poinsettia’s from a previous Tres Jolie kit from last year. Lastly added some pearl stamens as well. On the inside I added some American Crafts Textured Card stock and then added some smooth white card stock for the writing area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These cards were fun to create. I love this entire kit and will be using the rest of it to create more cards, possibly a layout using the 6 X 6 sheets left from this kit. I hope that you liked this week’s project. I will be creating something for next weeks post however that isn’t Christmas themed. I will be making something for the mood board story challenge for this month for  Tres Jolie. You can join up and post your entry over at the Facebook group Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe. I will be back next week with another fun project so stay tuned!

Hugs,

Jeanne

Here are the links to the rest of Tres Jolie social media! Go check them out! Just click on each one and they will take you directly there! Have fun!!!

Christmas Cheer Cards

Hello crafty friends! This month has sure come quick but I am not gonna complain, I mean who doesn’t love creating anything having to do with Christmas right?! Well the Cards, Tags, & More Kit from Tres Jolie sure has amazing products to start you off to create beautiful, fun , handmade cards. Everything you need is in this kit! I’m not the greatest at creating cards using embossing folders but I must say that I did enjoy the ones in this kit, here is what I came up with.

I first created this rose gold foiled card using the white cardstock from the kit for my base. I decided on using this foiled paper from my stash because it is pretty thick  and to be honest I wanted to show the beautiful detailed poinsettia embossing. I tried a variety of papers but this one was my favorite and since I cannot color to save my life, this is a great way to make a lot of cards in a short period of time. I then used one of the banners from the Bo Bunny Stamp set from the kit and a sentiment as well on this card. I stamped them using embossing ink and Wow Iridium glitter embossing powder.  I popped it up using foam pop dots and added some gold sequins randomly placed. On the inside I went with a soft pink textured card stock and white smooth card stock on top for my message.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I then created two more cards using the Snowflake Scroll embossing folder from the kit. On these cards, I used the white cardstock as my base, then cut pieces of the Etcetera (ETC) Red and Green Glitter papers from the kit as well. On the Red card I used some Ranger Ink Liquid Pearls (Rouge) .  I then used the Wow Glitter Embossing Powder (Iridium) & Brutus Monroe Embossing Clear Ink, and Joyful Christmas Bo Bunny Stamp from the kit “Merry Christmas” for my sentiment.

I used a red textured card stock from American Crafts and a white plain card stock layered on the inside. Lastly I added a red paper poinsettia flower from a previous Tres Jolie Kit on front .

This next card using the green glittered paper from the kit, everything was pretty much the same except I added some of the snowflake stamps from the stamp set on the bottom of my sentiment. I also added some of the Kaisercraft Dark Green Rhinestones from the kit on some of the embossed snowflakes.  I added a green poinsettia on this card. I also added an American Crafts  green textured card stock with a smooth white on the inside for my Christmas message to be written on.

I do hope that you like what I have created for my first project using the Cards, Tags, & More Kit from Tres Jolie. I will be creating more cards using the paper pad Noel Vintage Artistry from the kit as well as a layout using this same kit, so stay tuned for those! Till then, keep checking our blog daily as the other Tres Jolie designers come sharing what they have created using the Scrapbook Kit and Mixed Media kit. Also don’t forget to join in this month on the monthly challenges because we have two this month, the sketch challenge and mood board challenge!! See you next Friday!!

Hugs,

Jeanne

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November 2020 Kits Reveal

Hey Guys, It’s Kim and it’s a new month. Man, these last few months have flown by. I think it’s because I’ve been so buy behind the scenes. There is a lot of new stuff coming the first of the year and I’m really excited about it. With that being said, you know what time it is.

Welcome to our Tres Jolie November 2020 reveal.

Today we are revealing our all our November 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 international papers from Craft O’Clock Studios and coordinating embellishments.

Our Cards, Tags and More kit is filled with holiday goodness so you can get a jump start on those holiday cards and tags. Who doesn’t like a head start on that?

As always 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 November 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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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 this month’s challenge we have 2 inspirational photos. One is a color story and the other is an amazing card sketch. Either 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 inspiration.

Here is the color story:

Here is the sketch:

 

Place your entries in the November 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 November 30th, 2020 at 11:59 pm CST.

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

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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tresjoliekits/

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Tres Jolie subscriptions: https://tresjoliekits.com/services/

Tres Jolie blog: https://tresjoliekits.com/blog/

Tres Jolie YouTube: https://www.youtube.com

Tres Jolie Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/tresjoliekits/

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.

A tri-fold card, a template and a winner

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

This is a great kit to create feminine cards, birthdays, weddings or bright cheery get well cards. I used it to created a love card and used a template to create the base.

This is a 4×6 card.  I used a 6 x 12 sheet of cardstock  to create the base.

Here is the template to download:

Card template

How about some close-ups:

I used the template for the base of the card. Then I decided on my papers for all my sections. I inked all the edges before gluing them down.

I left the inside flap bare, this way I could add whatever sentiment I wanted later. This gives you a better look of how the card folds. I love the mix of patterns on the papers. The chipboard rose is from the kit. I used some diamond stickles from the mixed media kit to make it sparkle.

Here is another view of the back side of the card. You can add little pop-up elements all over this card. They make fun surprises.

 

Now for a winner.

Did you enter our September sketch challenge? What are you waiting for? Thanks to all who did join in. Remember, we have a new challenge each month.

Congratulations to:

Peggy Giovanetti.

Your prize will be included in your next kit.

Here is her winning layout:

 

Did you get any of our October kits? Share what you made in our Facebook Group! 

Tag us on Instagram

Have you been wanting to try our kits? Well now is the time. All kits are still on sale 40% off and US shipping is half price (shipping can be combined on multiple purchases done in the same transaction). International shipping will receive the $6 discount.

How can you see whats on sale? All you have to do is go here (Kits for Sale page). Just take your time and scroll thru all the goodness and pick yourself a few pretty things(we’ve added newer kits). We have super fast shipping (most orders ship out the next day.

Check the blog daily for more projects created with the October 2020 kits. The designers 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 gets uploaded.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Beginner Cards

Hello crafty friends! Jeanne here back to share with you these super cute cards that I created this week using the October Cards, Tags, & More. I had intended on this being a short tutorial since they are easy to put together for those of you who might have just started crafting and might get intimidated to create cards as I was. I unfortunately erased my photos by accident on my phone. I have the worst habit. But I’ll do this  on another blog post here in the near future. Anyhow I created these cards in no time and that I love about this kit is that it comes with everything you need to create a quick card.

I used the white card stock from the kit, as well as papers from the collection that was in the kit which is Couture Creations My Secret Love, I used some of the ephemera and stickers from that same collection. The only thing I added was the colored card stock , I added it in between the white card stock and design paper as well as some dimensional dots.

 

 

 

 

 

 

These cards were very easy to create and propping the ephemera and sentiment on pop dots makes the card have more interest. I know these are perfect for those who are beginning either in paper crafting or beginner in making cards in general. I know that when I began creating cards, I was pretty intimidated and I did go thru many YouTube videos , blogs , and of course Pinterest.

I hope that you like what I created with this beautiful card kit for this month. There are still kits left so don’t hesitate, run over to Tres Jolie and get your hands on this kit or if you want to purchase one of the mixed media or scrapbook kits too, go to this link and see them there. There are also kits from previous months for sale as well.

See you all next week again! I will be back with my sketch challenge project I created. Please join up, you don’t have to have one of these kits to join, work with what you have. We would love to see what you create and you can win something great from Tres Jolie if you put your entry here.

Hugs,

Jeanne Rodriguez

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My Secret Love Shabby Purse Attache

Hello crafty friends! Today I am here on the Tres Jolie Blog to share with u this month’s first project where I use the October Cards, Tags, & More Kit from Tres Jolie. I absolutely was inspired by the beautiful projects that Tara Brown, a designer for Pion Designs. Her projects stand out and are very unique. So for this project I created, I followed one of her tutorials for this project which is a Purse Attaché.

I made the base with the white card stock that came in the kit, a couple of the papers from the Couture Creations paper collection, some of the ephemera pieces, flowers from the kit and one of the Creative Embellishments Chipboard  as well.

 

I did the base then when I finished cutting the design papers up, I used my Prima distress tool on all of the edges of the papers. Once they were adhered to the base, I went over them with gesso (from a previous Tres Jolie kit) and dry brushed on areas of the project. Once I did the embellishing on the lid and on the front side area, I went over those with the gesso as well. On the chipboard from Creative Embellishments, I used the same gesso on it .

On the lid, I did add a magnet so it would stay shut, I also added a wood piece & some Finnabair Art Pebbles from previous Tres Jolie kits as well.

On the inside I made some tabbed sections, days of the week. On the photo you can kind of see the alphas I used which were some older ones I had in my stash from Basic Grey. They are pretty light so I apologize for my photo being hard to see. I then added some of the post cards from the Ephemera Package in those slots.

But you can make this however you want, you can put month’s on there, or even use this cute purse as a recipe box too. I do hope you like what I created and try it out yourselves. Since the holiday’s are coming up quick, I think these would make cute gifts too. While your on Tara’s website, I hope you will look at all of the beautiful creations she has done through out the years!! See you all next week! Till then I hope you will visit daily to find some of the rest of the Tres Jolie designers share their amazing projects using the Scrapbook and Mixed Media kits! Also don’t forget to join this month’s sketch challenge.

Xoxo,

Jeanne

Here are the links to the rest of Tres Jolie social media! Go check them out! Just click on each one and they will take you directly there! Have fun!!!

 

October 2020 Kit Reveals

Hey Guys, It’s Kim and it’s a new month. Can you believe we are this close to a new year. With that being said, you know what time it is.

Welcome to our Tres Jolie October 2020 reveal.

Today we are revealing our all our October 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 papers from Blue Fern Studios and coordinating embellishments.

As always 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 October 2020 kits:

*Scrapbook kit*

*Cards, Tags and more kit*

*Mixed Media Kit* (due to unexpected stock shortages the green mist won’t be in the 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 an amazing 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 October 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 October 31st, 2020 at 11:59 pm CST.

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/121919621993809/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tresjoliekits/

Tres Jolie website: https://tresjoliekits.com/

Tres Jolie subscriptions: https://tresjoliekits.com/services/

Tres Jolie blog: https://tresjoliekits.com/blog/

Tres Jolie YouTube: https://www.youtube.com

Tres Jolie Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/tresjoliekits/

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.

“Beautiful Love” Circle Card

Hello friends,

Glad to be back with another fun project using the September Cards, Tags & More kit. Today I’d like to share a cute circle card I made – without cutting dies! Believe it or not, I don’t have any circle dies, so I had to resort to using two bowls from my kitchen (clean, of course! LOL) – one larger and one a bit smaller. I traced them onto my card base, making sure the top was over the base fold line, and then cut my patterned paper using the same “technique”.

I then layered a paper doily from my stash, various elements from the included cut-out sheets, seam binding, and a quick sentiment.

The last touch was to dry brush white paint (with a sponge dauber – it allows more control), art stones (Prima), and paint splatters – and Wella! All done! This was a fun, quick card, and I like the round shape.

Thanks for visiting today. Please make sure to come back and see the gorgeous projects my other design teammates are creating this month. We feature a new project almost every day here on the blog!

Tres Jolie can also be found through these links as well. Take a minute to stop by. You’ll make new friends and find great creative inspiration!

Tres Jolie Blog – You are here…YAY!

Tres Jolie Kits Website

Tres Jolie Instagram Page

Tres Jolie YouTube

Tres Jolie Kits Facebook Page

Tres Jolie Pinterest Page

Enjoy your Tuesday!

xo,
Cris

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!

If you’d like to make new friends and see more inspiring projects from my uber-talented design teammates, please be sure to visit Tres Jolie at the following places on the web:

Tres Jolie Blog – You are here…YAY!

Tres Jolie Kits Website

Tres Jolie Instagram Page

Tres Jolie YouTube

Tres Jolie Kits Facebook Page

Tres Jolie Pinterest Page

Hugs,
Cris