Tres Jolie Kit Club – August Cards, Tags, & More Kit

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

Today I’m bringing you an album I made using the August 2020 Cards, Tags, & More kit! This kit was aimed towards an album, providing the chipboard and album base pages needed to get you going with the paper & embellishments! And well the kit may have included a set of split rings and the pages were pre-marked for holes, I went a different route and used part of the chipboard to create a hard spine.

Due to technical difficulties with sections of the process video, I decided to just create a walk-through/flip-through of the final album. Check it out!


Video:


I used some White Artisan Cardstock from Country Craft Creations to build my cover and on my photo sleeves because it is a linen cardstock, making it nice and sturdy for creating hinges. To insert the pages, I used some Linen Hinging Tape from LineCo. It’s nice and thin, but because it is linen it will be able to take being used as a hinge! After I had my base put together I started adding in the patterned paper from the kit, then worked my way up to adding in the photo sleeves and card flip-outs. Finally, I added the embellishments I wanted on the inside pages before turning my attention to the cover.

For the cover I used the pearl strips from the kit, spacing them two inches to the center. Finally I created my flower cluster on the front cover and added on of the resin pieces where the seam binding was attached.

Now, how about some photos? I have the front and back covers first, followed by the pages in the order they are in the album.

Some of my flaps close with magnets (from my stash) and some have tie closures using the seam binding found in this months kit!

Here are the measurements for the photo inserts. For reference, “Solid Cardstock” with the circles is the light purple cardstock in my album that I used from my stash, “Patterned Paper” with the circles is the paper from the kit, and the solid rectangles is the white linen cardstock from my stash that have an extra one-half inch for the flips.

I hope you enjoyed this project and that it gave you some ideas of what can be done using the items in this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit!


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August 2020 Cards, Tags, & More Kit:

In addition to items from the kit, I also used:

EK Tools Score Board, Country Craft Creations White Artisan Cardstock, Ranger/Wendy Vecchi “Fern Green” Embossing Powder, Spellbinders Tool ‘n One, We R Memory Keepers Craft Knife, Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink, LineCo 1.25” Linen Hinging Tape, BEST Double Sided Tape 1” & 1/4”, LineCo PVA Glue, Art Glitter Glue, Ranger Brayer, Basic Grey Magnetic Discs (Large), Unbranded Magnetic Discs (Small), 8.5”x11” Lavender Cardstock, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, Krylon Triple Thick Crystal Clear Glaze

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:

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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.

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Unique Layout with Rae

 

Happy Sunday, everyone!

Today I’m sharing my last layout that I made with the May scrapbook kit.  The Hazy Street collection from Craft o’Clock is a blast to play with with it’s beautiful blue green hues and vintage images… swoon!

To get started, I chose to follow the lovely May sketch created by Kim:

And, here’s what I came up with:

This is my favorite piece of paper from the Hazy Street collection- I thought it looked perfect as it is, so I didn’t use any mixed media techniques on it, except for some script stenciling that you can see peeking out from under the clusters.  It’s subtle, but worth adding. You can see a bit in the close up below:

I added one of the tag images from the paper to the chipboard frame, and inked it up a bit with brown and black chalk inks.  That larger flower is from the kit- it was on the Prima vine.  And the small blue roses are from my stash.  The chipboard is also from my stash- I used black archival ink and pressed it onto the pieces for the distressed effect. Tip: if you don’t have any chipboard swirls at home but would like to recreate the look, you could use any die cut machine to cut the images from Kraft paper, then use archival ink like I did.

I had cut out tags from the paper, and used those for my matting of the photo, which is a stock photo that I purchased from Etsy.  I printed it, ripped it, and busted out my Prima distress tool to rough up the edges of the picture.

That metal piece is from my stash (Prima) that I used some green matte wax on as well as some black ink for shading.

I added a lot of the Hazy Street printed chipboard in this cluster, including the circles, and both of the frames, which I inked with black and brown chalk inks.

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Tres Jolie Kit Club–May 2020 Sketch

Hey, all! Welcome back to the Tres Jolie blog! Today I’m bringing you a quick little layout I created for this month’s sketch challenge!

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I had a very craft-filled May, and by the time I got to this project I had one whole sheet of the beautiful Craft o’Clock paper left! There was a time when the thought of using such a “busy” pattern as a background would have terrified me, but I have learned sometimes less is more, so I kept everything else simple! (Sketch below the video)

Check out my video for the process!


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May 2020 Sketch

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Behind the smaller cluster in the upper-left corner and behind the photo layers I added a touch of stenciling using the “Golden Glaze” paint (mixed with some 13@rts MAGIC! Powder) and a homemade texture paste that contains some of the “Caribbean Teal” paint, both [paints] from this month’s mixed media kit. Also, as I’m sure you’ve noticed, the teal flowers on this layout were from the Prima “vine” that came in the kit! Don’t be afraid to cut things apart if needed to make them work better for your purpose!

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I didn’t want to just plant the photo directly on the background, so I used some torn pieces of papers from the kit, some tissue paper, and the square, white frame from the chipboard (cut apart!) behind the photo! Then I added one of the chipboard tabs!

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The beautiful black and gold butterflies were the final touch needed for this layout! They provide just the right amount of accent!


 

May 2020 Scrapbooking Kit May 2020 Mixed Media Kit
Scrapbook kit Mixed Media Kit

In addition to items from the scrapbooking kit & mediums from the mixed media kit (*from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:
*Prima Stencil Item# 564278, *13@rts MAGIC! Powder, tissue paper, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, FabriTac, Liquitex Clear Gesso, and in my homemade teal texture paste: *13@rts Acrylic Modeling Paste, Little Birdie Caribbean Teal Metallic Paint (May 2020 Mixed Media Kit), Lindy’s Gang Magical Shakers *Bratwurst Brown & *Glittering Gold, *13@rts MAGIC!Powder, Art Philosophy Concentrated Watercolor *Onyx & *Bora Bora, Vicki Boutin Watermelon Blast Paint


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Tres Jolie Kit Club–May 2020 Moodboard–Art Journal

Hey, all! Welcome back to the Tres Jolie blog! Today I have an Art Journal spread I created based on this month’s mood board!

**Note: The photos are pinker than in real life, the video shows the colors much better. What I’ve learned is to be more awake when editing…

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I have a little something from every May kit on this 2-page spread! Mediums from the Mixed Media kit, the clock & papers from the Scrapbooking kit, and papers from the Cards, Tags, & More kit!

Here is the mood board, and below it, you will find a video!

Mood Board


Check out my video to see how I did this spread & to get a better representation of the colors!


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Here is a close-up of the left page. Some of the papers were torn, some were cut with a circle die, and I fussy cut the phrase!

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Here is the right page. The chipboard clock came from the May 2020 Scrapbooking kit and I painted it with the “Caribbean Teal” paint from the May 2020 Mixed Media kit! The gold stenciling is the “Golden Glaze” paint, also from the May 2020 Mixed Media kit, mixed with some 13@rts MAGIC! Powder.

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The more teal colored papers came from the scrapbooking kit, while the soft rose-colored papers are from the Cards, Tags, and More kit! (Below are photos of all three kits!)


Scrapbooking Kit Mixed Media Kit Cards, Tags, & More
Scrapbook kit Mixed Media Kit Card Kit

In addition to items from this month’s kits (*from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:

*13@rts MAGIC! Powder, Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circle, Fabrika Decoru FDTR 006, Prima “Spark” Stencil (Item# 980399), Lindy’s Gang *Moon Shadow Mist “Buccaneer Bay Blue,” *Starburst Squirts “Hockey Puck Black,” & *Magical Shakers “Alpine Ice Rose,” Dina Wakley Large Art Journal, FabriTac, Prima White Heavy Gesso

In my (teal-ish) custom texture paste, I used:
13@rts *Acrylic Modeling Paste & *Magic! Powder, Little Birdie “Caribbean Teal” Metallic Paint (from this month’s mixed media kit), Lindy’s Gang Magical Shakers *“Bratwurst Brown,” & *“Glittering Gold,” Art Philosophy Concentrated Water Colors *“Bora Bora,” and *“Onyx,” and Vicki Boutin “Watermelon Blast” Paint


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May sketch challenge layout

Hey Guys, Kim here. Today I am sharing a layout created with the May 2020 scrapbook kit. The new papers from Craft O’Clock are amazing. I really love the color story. Another kit I’m really enjoying working with . It is definitely my style.

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

 

Here is the layout I created with it:

This layout is based on the May sketch.

Here is the sketch:

How about some close-ups:

Here I did a bit of stenciling with some black crackle. I added a cardboard pieces from the cardboard ephemera set. I heat embossed the chipboard piece from my stash.  I used some vintage copper embossing powder on it.

The flowers are from from my stash. I like how they add texture to the layout.

Here you can see a close up of the gorgeous chipboard. More flowers from my stash and the black resin piece is from a past kit.

This handsome young man is my nephew, who was just recently taken from us by someone who thought is was ok to rob him just because they wanted what he had.

So to get through my grief, I have been scrapping pictures of him and remembering what an amazing person he was. He had been through so much (health wise)in his 32 years, but he always had a smile on his face. You will see a lot more of him in the future.

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“Always” Layout with Rae

Happy Sunday, craft people!

Today I’m sharing another layout I made using the May scrapbooking kit.

This Hazy Street collection by Craft o’Clock is so beautiful, and this was my favorite piece of paper from the collection.

I started out by adding some stenciling using an older damask stencil and some white crackle paste.  Once dry, I randomly sprayed some Nuvo Mica Mist in Pampas Grass across the page for a subtle effect. In the close up below, you can see some of the spray, but it really does flawlessly blend in with the design of the paper.  I also used that spray on the title, which is a piece of chipboard from my stash that I inked black and then sprayed the Nuvo spray again. (And, if you look really close, you can see some of the spray on the Little Birdie butterfly!)In this closeup below, you can see more of the stenciling, and the piece of Scrapaholics chipboard from the kit.  I painted that thickly with chalk paste for texture, then sprayed it again with my new favorite Nuvo blue-green spray, let it dry, then I scraped a black pigment ink pad over the chipboard to highlight the texture. I also used the same media on the Melissa Frances resin piece with the bee.  You can also see some of the curled green pieces of paper under the 49 and Market flowers.  I don’t usually use those piece that come in the 49 and Market flower packs, but I thought it was time to give them a try!

And, in this closeup, you can see I went a bit wild with all the flowers and embellishments in this huge cluster.

The printed chipboard and the tags are from the Hazy Street collection.  The ivory flowers are from my stash, as well as the small blue doily.

I hope you enjoyed taking a look at my project!  Be sure to check back on the blog as we continue to share our May projects with you! 🙂

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Tres Jolie Kit Club–iNSD 2020 Challenge–Masculine Layout

Hey, all! Welcome back to the Tres Jolie blog! Here are some more photos and a video of the project I did for Rae’s “Masculine Layout” challenge for International Scrapbooking Day (iNSD)!

To recap, the challenge was to create a masculine layout that included stenciling and chipboard, plus a bonus for using flowers! I used four stencils, I have a piece of chipboard from the May scrapbooking kit and some Grungeboard from my stash, and I got the flowers on…something that isn’t always easy with a “masculine” layout! Plus, and I like to think my subconscious was helping me out here, my layout fits this month’s sketch challenge (with the sketch rotated 180°, shown below).

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Original Sketch

Rotated Sketch

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Check out my video to see what I did!



 

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I layered my stenciling on top of each other before topping with my Grungeboard chevrons! With all the stenciling, there was already so much going on that I opted to keep it relatively simple around the photo.
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I created the colors I wanted for both of the texture pastes using the paints from the Mixed Media kit & items from my stash (see video for full details!) The chevrons were painted with just simple black gesso (from the Mixed Media kit! to keep them nice and matte!
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Getting flowers on a masculine layout isn’t always easy, but I dug into my stash and pulled out pack of neutral flowers. I don’t know how long I’ve owned those Tim Holtz Framed Words, but I found a place for “Adventure” with this layout!

I hope that you were able to join us over at Tres Jolie for the iNSD challenges! I also hope that this layout gave you an idea of what can be done with items from the kits this month, and with the sketch!


May 2020 Scrapbooking Kit

May 2020 Mixed Media Kit

Scrapbook kit Mixed Media Kit

In addition to items from this month’s scrapbooking and mixed media kits (*from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:KaiserCraft 12×12 Stencil – “Textures,” Fabrika Decoru Stencils – FDTR 37, FDTR 132, & FDTR 36, Tim Holtz Film Strip Ribbon, Tim Holtz “Nostalgic” Tissue Tape, Tim Holtz Alpha Parts “Framed,” Tim Holtz Grungeboard, StazOn – “Jet Black,” Distress Oxide – “Ground Espresso,” 13@rts  – *Acrylic Texture Paste & *Magic! Powder, Art Philosophy Concentrated Watercolor – *“Onyx” & *“Bora Bora,” Lindy’s Gang Magical Shakers *“Glittering Gold” & *“Bratwurst Brown,” Vicki Boutin Acrylic Paint – “Watermelon Burst,” Ranger Mini Blending Tool, Prima 2” Silicone Brush, Ranger Brayer, Liquitex Clear Gesso, LineCo PVA Glue, Art Glitter Glue, Krylon Workable Fixatif


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