Any Occasion Handmade Card

Hello again crafty friends! Today I’m sharing this quick simple handmade card for any occasion using the April Cards, Tags, & More Kit! The papers from this kit are the very beautiful Sicilia from Ciao Bella. I absolutely love the papers from Ciao Bella because even if you are just starting out as a crafter, you can easily use one of their many cut outs , in a variety of sizes and shapes, to create a quick card. I did something like this here. Sometimes a simple card says a lot!

This card measures 5×7, the base for the card is American Crafts Card stock, a very pale yellow which I love! I used one of the cut outs from the A4 Paper Pad. I added some white ribbon criss cross before adhering the cut out! I used a corner die with some dark blue card stock to apply on two of the corners. On top of those I added some medallion type round cut out which I inked using the Prima Marketing Chalk Ink in Worn Jeans around all of the design papers including the sentiment! Lastly I added some clear Ranger stickles to the flowers of this card and then added a light blue flower from 49&Market. This was a a very simple card and the entire A4 paper pad has so many cut outs like I mentioned before.

I hope that you liked this simple card I created! I’m not use to creating “simple” cards, but I thought it would be nice because I know there are many crafter just starting out and might be worried they might not be able to create something beautiful. I myself was so intimidated to create cards for a long time but then got the hang of it.

Also don’t forget you still have time to join in the monthly sketch challenge! Good Luck!!


See you next time my friends!!

~Hugs~ Jeanne

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Altered Wooden Box with Cards, Tags & Address Book/Journal

Hello crafty friends!!! This month I’m back with a super adorable project that I created using the Tres Jolie Scrapbook Kit  .  This project is for this months Mood Board Challenge. I decided to alter a wooden box. This box measures 8×8. I do plan to add more cards, envelopes, & tags. I just wanted to create just a few to show something and not an empty box haha!!






In this project I was inspired by Frank Garcia a designer for Prima Marketing. He did a similar design for a mini album parcel that I subscribe to. I just added all of the flowers and other small elements.  I took the wooden box that came with this kit, note these weren’t the papers for that parcel.


I really enjoyed altering this box. I made some 3×3 cards with envelopes , tags that I had in my stash, I added some papers from the collection to them, they came with some twine so I added that to the box, I also altered a small hardcover notepad. I couldn’t find a smaller notepad at the time and of course after I altered this one I came across smaller ones that I had in my hoard. No worries this one came out nice. This can be used as an address book or just a journal.


I do hope that you were inspired to create something like this!! If you would like to see a tutorial on this please check out my blog @ Jeannie In A Bottle Blog  These sorts of projects make great gifts for the holidays, birthdays, keepsakes, etc. I do hope that you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family as I will do with mine, although my daughter and her family will be spending it with her other family but my sons will be here and I’m not too upset cuz I get to have her for Christmas . Talk to you all soon ~Hugs~ Jeanne













Dancing in the leaves

Hello again crafty friends! Jeanne here up on the blog, I’m back this week with a couple tags that I really enjoyed creating. Using the beautiful kit from the Cards, Tags, And More, I was truly inspired to keep the tags intact and not cut them smaller.

I love stamped images and don’t have a whole lot of them but the ones I do have I love to paper piece & if you have never tried it, I suggest u do especially if your intimidated by coloring images as I am. I do color the skin using Spectrum Noir Copic Markers. Aside from the cute Gorjuss girl images I layered papers from the kit on one of the tags as well as using the packaging from some Prima Marketing flowers from the kit on another tag.



Here are some photos I took as I was creating these, I applied Nuvo Mousse, colors Custard CreamToasted Almond  on the edges of the tags. I then added some of the papers from the kit. I used lace from the kit, I cut out some sentiments from one of the papers , some of the Prima leaves packet from the kit and other embellishments you might see on my tags.

These were super fun to create & if you would like to learn how to paper piece these or other stamped images, I am happy to do a tutorial or you can find many on YouTube. I do hope that you like what I have created with this beautiful kit from Tres Jolie. Continue reading “Dancing in the leaves”