Cards, Tags and more by Annie Carignan

Hello !! Have you seen this beautiful Cards, Tags and more kit this month? It is filled with beautiful products from Prima.  You have plenty of supplies to create beautiful projects like mini-albums, tags, ATC’s, cards, Art Journal spreads, layouts,  the possibilities are endless !

I like to go out of my comfort zone once in a while so I decided to create ATC’s, something I haven’t done very often !  So I chose the 3×4 wood ATC cards.

Here is the kit :

A new year has begun and every January, I always like to look forward and try to make new resolutions for the upcoming months.  That is why I chose to create 4 ATC’s with positive quotes on them.  I will put them where everyone can see them in the house, because they are good for my kids too.

I chose a different 6×6 paper for every ATC and adhered on the wood.  I wanted to put some watercolor on them so I put a coat of clear Gesso on the paper.  I cut out some of the Darice on all 4 and then put some flowers, art titles printery and resin embellishments. The quotes are from my stash. If you would like to do something similar and you don’t have word stickers, you can always type them in Word, print them and cut them.






Products Used :

Cards, Tags and More Kit:

Prima Marketing – Printery Mulberry Paper 6 x6 paper pad
Prima Marketing Wooden ATC Cards-Lovely Prints
Prima Marketing–Velvet baubles Romance Novel
Prima Marketing-Art Tiles Printery
Prima Marketing-Resin in a box Keys
Darice -Rose Flowers Parade Neutrals

from my stash :

Prima Watercolor

1.2.3 Scrap word phrases



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Challenge Monday (on Wednesday)

Happy Wednesday everyone, it’s Kim here. I’m back with another edition of Challenge Monday (but on Wednesday). This month is a Mood Board challenge.

Here is the Mood Board:

This mood board can easily be adapted for cards, tags or even a canvas.

Here is my take on the Mood board:

I used a photo I found on Pinterest (there were no photo credits).  I just loved the shabby chicness of this. I was inspired by the upper right and bottom left photos in the mood board.

How about some close ups?

I wanted to go with the softness and colors of the the photos I chose from the mood board. I did some stenciling on the background and used some Glimmer mist in Timeless Lilac.

I cut up the rose border chipboard piece and heat embossed it with Lindy’s pop rock purple embossing powder. I also cut some doilies with dies from my stash. I tucked a few in my flower cluster.

I used the tickets from the kit, plus I cut some of the seed packets from the paper to layer under my photo.  I tucked in a small piece of lace on the bottom.

Here is my little tip for the week: I have found that Lindy’s Pop Rock Purple embossing powder and Timeless Lilac Glimmer mist are  great matches for this kit. Seedless Preserves Distress Ink is also a good match to use. If you have it in your stash try it out.

I can’t wait to see what you guys create based on the Mood Board. Don’t forget to load your entries in the January challenge folder here , so you will be eligible for the prize.

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Lavender Frost layout with Ginny

Hello All!

Happy New Year to you all, I hope you have all have a fabulous, happy, healthy, peaceful and joyous 2019!

It’s time for a layout created with the January Kit from Tres Jolie Kits, this kit is a beauty this month!
We have beautiful papers from 49 & Market and Prima Marketing and some gorgeous embellishments to compliment them.
I have also had the pleasure of creating with the Cards Tags and More Kit this month too… again filled with Prima goodies. More on that later in the month.

Today I have decided to share with you a layout created with the Prima Marketing Lavender Frost papers.



I did a little stenciling with texture paste in the background.
There are loads of layers in this layout, small oblongs cut from lots of the Prima papers in this collection.


The flowers from this collection are stunning. I grouped them together along with some butterflies fussy cut from the papers.

I added some of the tickets in the clusters too.

All the flowers are packaged with a piece of printed vellum paper… I loved this and couldn’t waste it so I have used this in my paper layers.

I added touches of Nuvo Crystal drops to the layout from a previous kit.

Papers and products used from the Kit

Prima Marketing Lavender Frost-My Lovely Garden
Prima Marketing Lavender Frost-The Road to You
Prima Marketing Lavender Frost-Finding the Way
Prima Marketing Lavender Frost-Royal Bidding
Prima Marketing Lavender Frost-Hidden Truth
Prima Marketing Lavender Frost-My Confession
Prima Marketing – Lavender Frost Flowers Misty Nights
Prima Marketing – Lavender Frost Flowers Beautiful Frost
Prima Marketing – Lavender Frost Flowers Aromatic Peace
Prima Marketing – Lavender Frost Tickets

Prima Marketing – Shabby Chic Treasures- Hearts
Prima Marketing – Chalk Ink Pastel Purple


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LOVE by Annie Carignan

Hello everyone !!

I am sharing today a layout made with January’s Scrapbook Kit. It is beautiful and so romantic, I just loved playing with it !  There are so many possibilities with this kit ! Layouts, cards, mini-albums, Project Life, whatever you want.

Here is a little walk through of my background process : As you can see, I chose a flower stencil with paste but any stencil can do the trick and you  can use any paste, light, medium, heavy, clear or white, doesn’t matter : as long as you add texture.

I used my watercolors with water to add color and splashes. As you can see on the photo, I cut out some flowers from some of the papers.  Big flowers on a paper can sometimes be overwhelming for some people, but don’t be scared to cut them out to use them as an embellishment.  That is what I did by adding them to the layout with 3D foams under to add thickness.

I also like to add splashes of White Gesso mixed with water.

Here are some close-ups :




I created tags with papers in the kit :


Material used :

Prima Marketing Lavender Frost-My Confession
49 & Market Sweet Reflections- Memory
49 & Market Sweet Reflections – Awakening
Prima Marketing – Lavender Frost Flowers Misty Nights
Prima Marketing – Lavender Frost Flowers Beautiful Frost
Prima Marketing – Lavender Frost Flowers Aromatic Peace
Prima Marketing – Lavender Frost Tickets
Prima Marketing – Chalk Ink Pastel Purple

Prima Marketing – Canvas Banner

From my stash : stencil, paste, watercolor and title.

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Chicken Wire Shadowbox with Rae

Hello there. Today I am sharing my project that I made with the January Mixed Media kit, featuring this 12X12 Chicken Wire Shadowbox, A variety of of paints, including a weathered wood crackle medium, lovely Prima Marketing and Darice flowers, and some gorgeous chipboard elements from Creative Embellishments.

Here’s what I came up with.

I started out by using the purple paint on the wood box. Then I added the crackle medium. Once dry, I added the silver paint which gave the texture of random crackle on the box. Then, I lightly added some more of the purple and silver paints, basically giving it a bit of a dry brushing. Before it dried, I wiped off the paint with a baby wipe, and finished it by adding some purple chalk inks for some variety in color.

Next, I took a piece of the 49 and Market paper from the kit and hand drew a heart to cut out. Then I added some faux stitching with a sewing wheel and black marker. I also added some black lace from my stash around the heart.

Next, I used embossing powders to the chipboard quote and glued it on to the paper. Then I added the flowers from the kit. I had an extra pack of the white Prima Marketing flowers from the kit in my stash, so I used a few from that pack as well.

Lastly, I used embossing powders on the Creative Embellishments chipboard doily, cut it in half, and placed the halves on opposite corners of the shadowbox. I used the remaining purple flowers and a couple of the flowers from the scrapbook kit on the doily pieces.

End result:

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January 2019 Kit Reveal

Welcome to our Tres Jolie January 2019 reveal. We are excite to bring you our first kits of the New Year.

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 papers from Prima Marketing and 49 & Market.

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 2019 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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Our designers have created some amazing projects. Here is a sampling from me:

This was created for our monthly challenge (see below).

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.

Visit our designers blogs for their monthly challenge inspiration project.




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

Here is the Mood Board:

Place your entries in the January 2019 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.

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Noel Plaque by Ginny

Hello all, 

This week I’m sharing with you my project created with the December Mixed Media Kit from TRES JOLIE KITS.

I loved this project and had so much fun creating it. I added a few different techniques to it.

I wanted to create a shabby/weathered look to the plaque.

Lets have a look!

Here is a quick photo guide on the process…..

I firstly gave the plaque a coat of the green paint.

I dried this with a heat tool to speed the process up. 

Next I covered the plaque with a thick layer of the off white paint. 

Then Dried it. 

When fully dry I rubbed over places of it with some sand paper to rub back though the layers to reveal the green paint and the wood underneath. 

I then used some crackle medium from my stash in three patches on the plaque. The crackle medium I used does takes a good 24/48 hours to crack and dry but the wait is worth it.

The ‘believe’ I painted with the red paint and then when dry covered in the crackle medium again. Thick in places to crack and not so in others – this is where it looks a bit white where there isn’t the layer of medium to crack but I like the effect.

when dry and cracked I rubbed over the Opal Magic so that it filled the cracks. This really accentuated the cracks, I loved the way it turned out! 

I added the Opal Magic to the crackle patches on the plaque too!

Next some fussy cutting from the papers in the main Scrapbook Kit.

This was the base to main design. I used hot glue to fix one of the floral embellishments, as this a big piece to fix firmly.

I added a lovely gold mesh bow to the back of the floral piece.

The second floral embellishment piece I cut up so I could create a smaller cluster….

…..And made this arrangement on the opposite side of the ‘believe’.

I added the fake snow around the floral cluster by dropping it into wet glue and leaving it to dry and then shaking the excess off after when dry.

I finished off by rubbing some Viva Ink Gold around the edges of the ‘believe’ and the outside edges of the plaque and dropping some of the glitter on to the background that had fell off the floral embellishments….. I never waste anything!!! 

Here are some close ups of the finished project.


Prima – Impasto Paint Poppy Red

Prima – Impasto Paint Bottle Green

Prima – Impasto Paint Linen

Prima – Art sugar Antique Silver

Prima – Opal Magic Wax Vintage Silk

Darice – 8” Poinsettia Pick

Darice – Woodword Script  Believe 9.5”

Darice – Pallet Wood Sign 10.5 x 10”

Kaisercraft Mini Stencil – Holly

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Scrapbook Kit Spotlight

Hello! We hope you all are having a fantastic weekend! In case you didn’t know, our December reveal was this past Monday, and the design team has already been showcasing their projects made with the scrapbook kit on the blog. Kim has created a fabulous wintery kit with the Maja Design Joyous Winterdays collection, beautiful flowers from Prima Marketing, gorgeous chipboard from Creative Embellishments, and other little things that add the perfect touches to your scrapbook projects. This kit is perfect for either winter or Christmas themed projects! Take a look at the picture below:

And for more details, check out the kit video:

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

A wintery layout by Rae using the monthly sketch:

A beautiful rustic layout with some pretty yellow accents by Ginny:

A stunning wedding layout by Annie:

A fun stocking bunting by Rae:

If you want to see more details of any of these projects, look back through the previous posts on our blog!

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Believe Christmas Bunting and Tutorial with Rae

Happy Saturday, friends!

I’m excited to share a piece of holiday decor I made using the December scrapbook kit. I’ve been working on making buntings to hang in my house for all seasons. So far I’ve made one for Autumn and Summer, and now a Christmas one. I decided to make this holiday bunting with stockings instead of banners for a festive twist. The Maja Design Joyous Winterdays collection is perfect for a classic, vintage piece of decor.

Here it is:

I started by cutting out 7 stockings, one for each letter in the word “Believe.” I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut these out, but the shape is pretty basic, so you could draw one by hand and cut it out without a machine. 🙂


When I cut the stocking and the top, I did so at different times so I could get the right fit, but using the other side of the page.

I also wanted to add an oval to the middle of each stocking, so I picked an oval die that would work with the left over paper from each stocking.

Once cut out, I distressed each piece, and added some dark grey chalk ink. 

I cut out some oval frames using some glitter cardstock from my stash to put under the oval that I cut out from the Maja Design paper. Then I added foam tape to both layers to give the project some dimension. I normally use cardboard to “pop up” my layers, but on a project like this where it will be hanging, I don’t want that to be visible in between the layers.

Once I had all of the ovals glued to the stockings, I decorated each one using items from the kit. I loved these silver and mint green flowers, but I wanted to give them a heavily frosted look without losing the shape, so I added embossing liquid to them, then poured this glittery embossing powder over them, shook them off, and then used a heat tool to set the powder.

They weren’t 100% covered, and I love the look! If you don’t have a glittery embossing powder, you can simply add glitter to any embossing powder to get the same results. 

I tried to get the same or similar design on all of the stockings. I added some letters that I cut with my Cameo from some scrap paper, then added the dark grey chalk ink in a distressed fashion. After I glued down the letters, I traced each of them (seen in the final pictures) with a white ink pen so they could be easily seen.

I added the silver and white flowers treated with the embossing powder, then added the Prima Marketing Sweet Peppermint silver leaves. I also cut up the Prima Vintage Christmas Poinsettia Kiss vine/stem so I could tuck them under the flower cluster. I also cut out some of the little kids, snowmen, and Santas from the papers to include in the clusters.

Then I added some of the Creative Embellishments chipboard from the kit (Holly border and frame pieces) that I cut up. I used some Stampendous shabby green embossing powder to get the effect you can see in the pic below. To finish off the design, I added some of the Kaisercraft white pearls to the oval frame.

Once done with all seven of the stockings, it was time to hang them up. Here’s how I added the ribbon:

I started by using my Crop-a-Dile to punch a hole at the top of each stocking.

Next, I used the Crop-a-Dile again on the ribbon. Becasue of the material, the holes wouldn’t be solid. but it ters the fabric enough to be able to make a hole.

Then, I added a grommet, making sure to keep the ribbon straight.

For added interest, I added some of these Prima metal snowflakes from my stash to each of the stockings.

And now they are ready to hang.

Here’s a close up of each stocking:

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15th Anniversary from Annie Carignan

Hello everyone!! December kit is here and I am super excited to share my creations for this month.  December is a special month for us because first of all, my husband and I met in December, there is Christmas of course AND my daughter was born in December.

This background paper reminded me of our wedding because we got married in the Winter but also because my dress and the groom’s accessories had light blue in them.  This was the perfect kit for Winter photos :). We will celebrate our 15th Anniversary in January so why not do a layout about that day 🙂

This is a pretty simple layout where I did not use a lot of mediums except some splashes of White Gesso on the background and some gel to fix the snow and the Art Sugar from the Mixed Media kit.

I used different layers of paper behind the photo and lots of Pearls.  I used the Holly and Berry Border from Creative Embellishments that I painted White.  I just love the little Shovel !!!

I loved adding the Art Sugar everywhere, I think it adds great texture and color to the layout.



Material used :

Scrapbook Kit:

  1. Maja Designs Joyous Winterdays – Playful
  2. Maja Designs Joyous Winterdays – Frost
  3. Maja Designs Joyous Winterdays – Cozy Inside
  4. Creative Embellishments Chipboard – Holly and Berry Border
  5. Darice – Sweetwater Roses Mint
  6. Kaisercraft Pearls – Demin
  7. Kaisercraft Pearls – Pearl
  8. Darice – Mini Shovel

Mixed Media Kit:

  1. Prima – Art sugar Antique Silver
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