Altered Heart with Rae

Hi, everyone!

Today I’m sharing my altered heart that I made using the February mixed media kit.  Here’s what’s in the kit:

And, here’s what I came up with:

Then I gave the burlap as well as the rest of the elements a whitewashed coat of gesso. Once primed, I added some of the Prima Sparks paints to the flowers, just lightly and repeatedly adding the paints using a fan brush until I got the coverage just right.

Next, I used a stippling brush to add the Prima gold wax.  I gave the wood and flowers more attention  that the layers of wood and burlap of the heart. You can see the gold in this closeup of the wicker hearts. I started the project by gluing and sewing everything to the heart.

To complete the project I added some details from my stash to adorn the inside of the Prima Memory Hardware shutters: the background paper is from this month’s scrapbook kit.  The quote is cut from a Prima notecard, and the corners are metal filagree.

 

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Sketch Challenge

Hey Guys, Kim here. Today I am sharing a layout created with the February 2020 scrapbook kit. The  papers from Lemoncraft are so girly and pretty. They are pefect for any Valentine’s Day project or gift. I’m really enjoying working with this kit.

If you haven’t seen the kit, here it is:

Here is the layout I created with it:

This layout is based on the February sketch. I love the softness of this kit.

Here is the sketch:

How about some close-ups:

 I used some clear gesso on the background first, then did some light stenciling. Once dry I added lots of stamping with some archival ink. The chipboard swirls are from my stash and I used some clear gesso  and then embossed them.

I used some cutouts from the ephemera sheet to layer behind my photo. I also used a die cut doily with some hearts on it. The cardboard clock is from my stash. Here you can see more of the stamping.

Here is my cluster on the other side. More stamping. The resin piece came from my stash. I added flowers and a piece of flair from the kit.

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

Check the blog daily for more projects created with the February 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 goes live.

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Valentine’s Day Treat/Gift Box Tutorial with Rae

Hi, everyone! With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, you may be looking for a fun way to give candy or small gifts to your friends. I’ve made these boxes many times for Christmas, birthdays, and any Valentine’s Day. I thought it would be fun to share how I made this box using the beautiful February scrapbook kit:

These boxes are pretty easy and quick to make, and it only takes 5 sheets of 12X12 paper and a few random supplies. These boxes can completely close, so you can’t go nuts adding a bunch of embellishments on the inside, so they are super cheap to make!

In this tutorial, you will see that I am using different paper from the kit, but the steps are the same for the box shown above.

Here’s what you will need:

  • 5 sheets of 12×12 paper
  • liquid glue
  • paper trimmer
  • ruler
  • pen or pencil
  • scissors

Optional:

  • extra embellishments for the top of the box
  • chalk ink
  • border punch

So, lets get started!

First, cut a sheet of paper for the base of the box 11 ¾ in. x 6 in. Pick a piece of paper that has a good or basic image so that the inside of the box base coordinates well with the papers you choose for the little boxes inside.

I think it’s easiest to fold the paper in half, then fold both edges into the middle crease.

For the lid of the box, choose paper that gives a nice contrast to the base- if the base is busy, choose something more plain and vice versa.

Next, choose the four sheets of paper for the four inside boxes.

Below is one of the pieces of paper for the inside of the box.

Chalk ink is optional, but it helps mask any folds in the paper where the paper creases show the white of the inside fibers of the papers.

I think that liquid glue works best for this because you may need move the boxes around a bit to make them align perfectly within the creases and edges of the base.  If you use double-sided tape and don’t set it down perfectly on the base, the boxes will not match up and the box won’t close right.

And, this is what the inside looks like after all of the boxes are glued to the base (this is from the boxes made with the February kit:

For added detail, you can add cut outs and border punch strips, but embellishments that are bulky won’t work out because then the box will not close.  Safe the bulky stuff for the outside of the box!

For this box, I added Lemoncraft cut outs to the front, and some of the Prima Say it in Crystals.

For the lid, I added lace and more crystals to the side, the gold heart pick, and some flowers from the kit to the top which you can see here:

These boxes are great for small candies, as long as they completely fit in the boxes.

If you have about 30 minutes, you can make these!

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February Kit Reveal

Hey Guys, It’s Kim and I’m here to welcome you back. It’s a new month, so that means it’s time for a new kit reveal.

Last month I told you we are working on some exciting things for the new year. We have the new Pinterest page (link will be added below). Please follow us there. Plus we have a new look to our kit reveal (you’ll see it below).

Welcome to our Tres Jolie February 2020 reveal.

Today we are revealing our all our February 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 international papers from Lemoncraft perfect for Valentine’s Day projects.

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 February 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.

Tres Jolie will host a different challenge each month.  We have a sketch challenge this month. This sketch  can easily be used to create a card, tag, layout or maybe an altered project. We want to see what you do with our kit(s) and our sketch.

Here it is:

 

Place your entries in the February 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 February 29th, 2018 at 11:59 pm CST.

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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.

December Sketch Challenge Winner

Hey guys, Kim here. It’s to announce the winner of our December sketch challenge challenge.  For the end of the year we decided to go out with a bang, and had 2 sketches and a mood board.

As always this takes a bit of time to choose from the gorgeous entries. Everyone always has their favorite.

Here are the December sketches:

And the mood board:

 

So without anymore waiting, congratulations to our December challenge winner:

Peggy Giovanetti

Here is Peggy’s winning project:

 

One of the judges had this to say about Peggy’s layout. “there is something about that page with the blue background…the bright red against the cool blue is just striking!” Well done Peggy!

Thanks so much for playing along everyone. Peggy your prize will be sent out shortly.

Have you joined in on our challenges, why not? Our sketches and mood boards are a lot of fun and are open to everyone.

Thanks for stopping by!

There is still time to enter our January monthly challenge. Make sure you come back as our designers still have more January kit projects to reveal.

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January Scrapbook Kit Spotlight

Hello! We hope you all are having a crafty fantastic weekend!

In case you didn’t know, our January2020 reveal was about a week ago. The design team has created some amazing projects with the all our kits, However I am spotlighting our scrapbook kit today. Kim has created a fabulous  kit which features  papers from AB Studios. Plus other little things that add the perfect touches to your scrapbook projects. This kit is perfect for all kinds of projects!

Take a look at the picture below:

And for more details, check out the kit reveal video:

And, here’s what we’ve shown you so far on the blog this month:

A layout by Kim inspired by this months mood board:

Here is another layout created by Kim:

 

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Cuteness, Sweet and Adorable layout

Hey Guys, Kim here. I am back sharing another layout created with the January 2020 scrapbook kit. This kit is just to die for. It’s so shabby chic.

Here is another look at the kit:

Here is the layout I created with it:

How about some close-ups:

I also used a combo of flowers, both are from the kit. I have lots of bits and bobs from my leftover tray I keep on my desk. That’s a piece of a die cut under the floral cluster. The title words and resin shutter are also from my stash. Everything got a rub of wax paste from a past kit.

I tore the top layer of paper to expose the sheet beneath. I wanted to play off of both textures. I added some stamping and stenciling to add more dimension.

I used some leftover lace under my photo. I also used my metallic pastel accents (from a previous kit) to add some extra color. You can also see more of the stamping. Topped off with some art stones and I was done.

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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 (Past Kits for Sale page). Just take your time and scroll thru all the goodness and pick yourself a few pretty things. We have super fast shipping (most orders ship out the next day.

Check the blog daily for more projects created with the January 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 goes live.

Did I mention we have a new Pinterest Page? Check it out here Tres Jolie Pinterest

Thanks for stopping by!

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Mood Board Monday

Hey Guys, Kim here. Today I am sharing a layout created with the January 2020 scrapbook kit. The new papers from AB Studios are so lovely. I’m really enjoying working with this kit. I know I say this almost every month, but this is becoming one of my favorite kits of 2020 (wink).

If you haven’t seen the kit, here it is:

Here is the layout I created with it:

This layout is based on the January mood board. I love the shabby chicness of this kit.

Here is the mood board:

How about some close-ups:

 I embossed the chipboard using vintage gold embossing powders. This was from my stash. The Window arch is from the kit, the swirl is from my stash. I also used a combo of flowers. The pink flowers are from the kit. The purple ones are from my stash.

Here is a close up of the gorgeous pink floral cluster. Plus more of the chipboard piece that was embossed.I layered some paper, a doily and tag under the photo. I added a resin photo corner.

I added a small amount of stamping to blend in with the background of the paper. Used some phrase stickers and it was done.

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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 (Past Kits for Sale page). Just take your time and scroll thru all the goodness and pick yourself a few pretty things. We have super fast shipping (most orders ship out the next day.

Check the blog daily for more projects created with the January 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 goes live.

Did I mention we have a new Pinterest Page? Check it out here Tres Jolie Pinterest

Thanks for stopping by!

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New Year and New Kit Reveals

Hey Guys, It’s Kim and I’m here to welcome you back. It’s a new year, so that means it’s time for a new kit reveal. Plus we are working on some exciting things for the new year. We have a new Pinterest page (link will be added below). Please follow us there.

Welcome to our Tres Jolie January 2020 reveal.

Today we are revealing our all our January 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 international papers from AB Studios.

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 January 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.

Congratulations to our YouTube Holiday Hop winner:

Donna Bailey Sergent

(Your prize will be included in the February kit)

 

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.

Tres Jolie will host a different challenge each month.  We have a mood board challenge this month. This mood board  can easily be used to create a card, tag, layout or maybe an altered project. We want to see what you do with our kit(s) and our mood board.

Here it is:

 

 

Place your entries in the January 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 January 31st, 2018 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/

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

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

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

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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.

Recycled Tag

You may have realized by now that I like to use every little scrap of my kits.  This month I had not only the Mixed Media kit but also the scrapbook kit so I had a lot to work with.

When I got low on my papers I began to look at the pretty packaging that the Blue Fern embellishments came in and it replicated the patterns on the paper in a smaller print.  I thought to myself that it would make the perfect tag so I got to work!

I cut the tag shape out and punched a hole at the top

I then used the stencil from the mixed media kit and some molding paste to create some great texture on my newly created tag.

Once the new texture was created and dried I sprayed on some Lindy’s Moon Shadow Mist from the Mixed Media kit.

Next I added more texture by applying some paper packing scraps at the bottom with more molding paste and I tucked in one of the little resin birds from the Scrapbook kit.

I continued to layer more texture with the mesh tape from the mixed media kit as well.

While the molding paste was wet I sprinkled on some coarse silver glitter and allowed it all to dry well.  Once it was all dry I added a title cutout with a pop dot and rubbed the bird with some metallic gold.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you are inspired to look at your packaging in a different light!!