Birthday Tag and Card set

Hey everyone, Kim here. Today I am going to share my first set of projects from the Card, Tags and more kit.

I have to admit, cards and tags weren’t my thing to begin with, but I am really getting into them now. Especially using these kits. Let’s first take a look at this months kit.


This kit is filled with lots of paper to create plenty of tags and cards. It also have a set of cards with envelopes.  Plus plenty of embellishments (for a full list of contents see here).

Here is my first project. It is a Birthday Tag and Card set.

How about some close ups:

I cut the tag out of the copper cardstock in the kit. Then I created a couple of layers of paper and cardstock and more paper. I fussy cut a few flowers from a sheet of the paper and added it in between my layers. I also added some of the tickets from the kit on top of the layers

The chipboard title and bling are from the kit and I just painted it with black gesso. The oval from is from my stash. I used a couple layers of black gesso, then randomly sprinkled some pink embossing powder on it.

For the mini card, it was done pretty much the same as the tag. I used the copper cardstock as a base, added some layers of paper and embellished with flowers, bling and a frame from my stash. Instead of using black gesso on the frame I used white. I still added the pink embossing powder. The limited edition title is also from my stash.

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This Place

Hello everyone ! so happy to share new creations with brand new November kit ! Today I am sharing a layout made with the Scrapbook kit and a few things from the MM kit.   This paper is so beautiful with the 2 big butterflies that I didn’t want to hide them.  That is why I tried to keep it simple.  On the background I used the stamp from AB Studio and painted them with Watercolor from my stash.  I chose colors that matched my photo.  The die cut flowers you see behind the photo were made with a friend’s die cut I tried on my scrapbook weekend. I cut the tag from one of the AB Studio papers.  I added some flowers and Art Stones.

Here are some close-ups :


Material used :

From the Scrapbook Kit contents:


Paradise Dream

Incrediable Adventure


49 & Market Vintage Shades – Yellow

49 & Market Seaside Blooms – Natural Blush

49 & Market Blossom Blooms – Linen

AB Studio – Rubber Stamp ID 106

Tres Jolie – Ivory Lace Trim


From the Mixed Media Kit:

Prima – Icing Paste Rose Gold

Prima – Art Stones

Prima – Stencil Flourish

Prima – Love Story Flowers Charlize

from my stash :

Prima Watercolor

Gold title

a few flowers

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Notes & Thoughts … a masculine layout by Ginny



Hello all!

This is my last project this month for the October Scrapbook Kit at Tres Jolie Kits.

I have created a masculine page this time, I know most of the time I stick to the floral shabby chic style layout but I do like to do the occasional masculine layout, especially as I do have a son to scrap about!
I have used a reverse side of one of the beautiful papers in the kit… and I think this layout puts a completely different spin on this kit… looking at the kit photo you wouldn’t think you could create a layout like this but you can!
Its always good to see how these beautiful kits can also be used for masculine layouts – don’t forget the boys!!! LOL



I have photo process below for you to show you how I created this layout.



I started with the reverse of one of the floral 13Arts papers, I do love these black neutral papers, they are so easy to use for masculine pages. I did brush over some clear gesso to prepare the pare for lots of misting!
I used the Ayeeda mist in the kit over the background paper, I sprayed it and also undid the top and flicked the inner tube over the layout to get the splats.



The chipboard I altered using a VerDay Patina set. I used the Bronze colour, painted it over the chipboard and then added the patina solution in different places to create the mottled/ old metal effect over the chipboard. Allow to dry naturally.



Going back to the background paper now its dry, I used the Prima stencil from the kit and added areas of white texture paste over the paper.




Next I splattered a lot of white gesso over the layout, spritzed it with water and picked the paper up upright and allowed all the liquids to ‘run’ on the paper. Dry with a heat tool.



Next I splattered some Color Bloom Antique Gold mist over the background. Again I take the lid out and use the inner tube to flick the colour over.


When dry I then rubbed some Viva Inka Gold over some of the raised texture paste areas with my finger.



The photo I layered up on 3 distressed patterned paper layers, all slightly off set to each other.
I inked the edges up with an archival ink,



Now its time to put the layout together. I placed the photo centrally and added the chipboard words from the 12×12 chipboard sheet – I loved that sheet! I left these chipboard words in their nude state.



The big chipboard scroll I cut into two – basically one piece was 2/3 rds. of the total chipboard piece and the part I cut off was 1/3rd of it.
I then slotted the bigger piece under the photo layers on the right and the smaller piece in the photo layers on the left.




I added more chipboard words on top of the scroll and then added the blue and beige flowers from the kit! It still looks quite masculine though!


I added a little detail with items from my stash, some oval and teardrop druzzy beads and some seed beads. I just drop the seed beads into some gel medium and leave to dry.


I found these teal buttons whilst looking for the seed beads and thought they were perfect for the colour scheme so I added a couple of those under the layers too to finish the layout off.


Here are some close ups of the layout…..




Here is the October Scrapbook Kit …….

…….can you believe this layout came from this kit?!?!? – It did!!


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‘This is a happy day’ by Ginny


Ginny here with you today sharing another project using the Tres Jolie October Kit.

This kit features papers from 13 Arts and Prima Marketing with some beautiful embellishments, making this a beautiful kit to work with and to create some lovely pages full of memories! This layout features my DD, another photo from our holiday in Cornwall. We visited Padstow one day and did some crabbing in the harbour. Padstow is famous for Rick Stein’s famous fish and chip shop and restaurant. The harbour was lined with ladies doing hair braiding and of course Holly wanted her hair braided. Holly has really long hair so at a pound an inch it was rather a lot of money! But having said that the braid lasted weeks and so she got her monies worth!!



I love using a mix of coloured and black and white photos on the same layout. The coloured photo on this layout has remained the focal point but then your eye drifts along into the black and white photo. I dont know about you but sometimes I prefer my photos in black and white. Here’s a little tip, if you are struggling to find a photo to fit a coloured scheme or papers, print your photo in black and white and it will go with any colour scheme/papers.


I used lots of layers on this layout. I used 3 background papers. As I added each paper layer they got trimmed down a little smaller then the previous one so about a cm shows of each layer around the edge. All the edges were then distressed.


The photos were layered up on their own distressed mat layer. I used the card frame that came with the Prima flower set and cut the corners up and used these as layers and corners on some corners of the two photos.

You can also see that I did some faux stitching with a pen around the edge of these background paper layers.


The gorgeous lace just runs under the bottom edge of the photos. I cut a small oval of patterned paper to fit the silver frame and glued that it.


The title phrases are also distressed round the edges and had a little Toffee archival ink around the edges. These I curved and glued them onto the layout so they remained in a bowed position like a banner.

I added some of the journal cards as background photo layers too…..

I have added a couple of extra flowers from my stash to this layout as I do love flower overload! The flower clusters were finished off with the pretty lace leaves and the rose buds from the kit.


Here is the October Scrapbook Kit


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Ginny 🙂


“Friends” Layout with Rae

Happy Sunday, everyone!

Today I am sharing a last layout I made with the October kit.

I kept this layout fairly simple because I just feel in love with this piece of paper from the 13 Arts paper from the Rose Fields collection. I started out by cutting the paper slightly and distressed the edges. Next, I added some faux stitching using a sewing wheel and a fine point black marker.

I also added some stenciling using a large distressed circle stencil- I added white crackle paste, then painted on some of the 13 Arts turquoise spray from the kit.

Under the picture, I added some of the cutouts from the 13 Arts elements sheet. I used a piece of the Prima paper for a photo mat, and some lace from my stash.


I added to flower clusters, some of the blue ones are from my stash. In this closeup, you can one of the metal frames from the kit peeking from under the photo. I added some of the Prima paper with numbers to it after painting it with gesso and I added some white gold wax paste.

I used a couple of different shades of green chalk ink to the 13 Arts chipboard leaves. I cut them to fit under the flowers. I sprayed the chipboard title with the turquoise spray. I love that the 13 Arts chipboard is white- it cuts out the first step of paint it! 🙂

On the other side of the cluster I added a piece of the Dusty Attic chipboard that I added some white gold wax paste to.Thanks for stopping by the blog today!


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“Just You” Layout with Rae

Happy Sunday!

Today I am sharing a layout I made based on the October sketch created by Kim:

Isn’t that sketch lovely?

Here’s my interpretation of the sketch:

This 13 Arts “Rose Fields” paper is beyond gorgeous! I adore the different shades of pinks mixed with black and white with hints of green. You MUST get this kit if you are not a subscriber!

I started out with cutting down and distressing the “wood plank” paper so I could see a lot of the black of the first layer, as I wanted to add some elegant black accents and I wanted them to pop.

I added the white lace across the layout as the sketch has that design element, and then built my layers around the photo. I used some Prima Misty Rose paper for a mat, then added it to the gold frame that came in one of the Prima flower packs.I added some stamping to peek from under the right side of the photo, then added some of the chipboard flowers which I inked black.

On the left side of the cluster, I added some cut outs from the Rose Fields paper, and a doily die cut. I added another piece of chipboard that I inked black as well as the title, which I inked using a peachy colored chalk ink.  I just love how much chipboard came int he kit this month! Then I added my flowers and some butterflies from my stash.

Lastly, I added the cluster to the lower left side of the layout, keeping it simple, replicating the colors and elements from the top cluster- black chipboard swirl, flower, and another butterfly from my stash, from the Prima Misty Rose collection.

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‘Roses’ canvas by Ginny

Welcome to my second project of the month for Tres Jolie October Kit.

Today I thought I would share with you my Mixed Media Kit Project.

This month we had a lovely large square canvas and the gorgeous watercolours from Prima. What a treat to be able to create with these!


Here is the Mixed Media Kit



And so lets look at a few photos of how I created this canvas.



I only used a limited amount of colours from the Metallic Accents set for this canvas. I kept to all the pinks and paler colours through to the grey.
With a wide 3/4 inch paint brush I painted on the various colours one at a time in random spots over the background of the canvas, letting them blend and run together to create a marbled effect. Later I used a smaller brush to add some paint splats.



The water colour paint are so easy to use. I start them off with a spray of water to activate them and use them from the individual pots, I also use the palette tray in the lid, to blend some of the colours together and to add more water to get a really watery mixture going for a ‘wash’.



The chipboard pieces were in the scrapbook kit. These I simply covered with a white embossing powder.



I used the journal card sheet, cut them all up individually, distressed the edges and backed them onto a piece of light 12×12 paper from the scrapbook kit and distressed those too.



I fussy cut these flower clusters out from one of the 13 Arts papers



I splatted some of the metallic paint on the background



Now to layer up the design. I used some cardboard behind some of the journal cards to ‘lift’ them up. This enabled me to slot under the chipboard pieces.



Add the fussy cut floral pieces



Next came the flowers, again I only used the pink flowers from the selection in the mixed media kit.


I used one of the silver metal frames from the scrapbook kit and added a cut piece of patterned paper to the inside. I then covered the paper with a thick layer of crackle glaze. This was slid into the card layers too.


Lastly I then splattered the paler metallic paint over the entire canvas and tipped the edges of the flowers with the metallic paint too.



Here are some close ups of the finished canvas….


Mixed Media Kit Contents

Prima Marketing 12×12 Watercolor Panel

Prima Marketing Metallic Accents-Pastel

Prima Marketing Art Alchemy Paint-White Pearl

Prima Marketing Art Alchemy Paint-Soft Satin

Prima Marketing Watercolor brush pen set

Mixed Color puffy flowers

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“Paradise” Watercolor Canvas for Mixed Media Monday

Hey everyone Kim here, today I am sharing my project I made with with Mixed Media Kit. If you don’t know about our mixed media kits, let me tell you about them. The kit is filled with not only mediums, but a project so you can use our kits right out of the box.

Here is our October Mixed Media kit. It is filled with Watercolor mediums from Prima.  Watercolors are the it thing right now and our kit is the perfect size for you to try them out. You can subscribe to our kits here.

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Here is what I created using the kit:

How about some close ups:

Lets talk about the background first. I took a stencil and some modeling paste to make the brick background. Once that was done, I began working with the watercolors.

I worked with the blue and green colors in the palette because I wanted to keep my beachy theme going in the background. I used less water in some areas to keep the color more opaque. In other areas, I used lots of water and dabbed a bit with a wet wipe to lift the color.

I also added lots of water to make sure the colors ran in between the bricks. For my frame, I went over it with the white pearl paint to give it a bit of shimmer. The fence was painted with the soft satin.

All the chipboard got a coat of clear gesso before I used the green watercolor (except the title)on it. It a couple of coats, but I do like the end result.  I also used some metallic rub-ons on the background, instead of stamps. I like the way the metallic blends in with the shimmer of the watercolors and paint.

I used the pink watercolor on my title and added some flowers from the kit. Then I used a few different colors from the watercolor palette to add some splashes to my canvas and called it done.

Hope you liked my little explanation of my Mixed Media Monday project.

Here is my weekly tip: When using chipboard, its always good to cover it with gesso before altering it. I like using clear, that way it doesn’t alter the color of paint or other medium I am applying to it.

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“Me and You” Mixed Media Watercolor Panel with Rae

Happy Sunday!

Today I’m sharing my project made with the lovely October mixed media kit. Here’s what comes in the kit.And here’s what I came up with:

I started out by spraying the Prima Marketing watercolor canvas with water, then used a few different colors of the metallic watercolors, also from Prima Marketing, from the palette, creating a large diagonal stripe, intentionally leaving lots of the canvas unpainted.

Next, as you can see in this closeup, I added some script stenciling- this stencil is a 12X12 from Kaisercraft from my stash.

Next, I assembled the design, using a picture encased in the window with shutters (Prima Memory Hardware Venetian Shutters) from my stash, and many flowers from the kit. I also added some die cuts of leaves that I painted with the green watercolor pan.

I also added some of the white Prima Metallique paint to the flowers to soften the colors. I also added the soft silk Metallique paint to the shutters.

I added some splatters of the watercolors, using the colors of the flowers, and then some black and white splatters of India ink from my own supplies.

I also added a title from the scrapbook kit that was in the 13 Arts chipboard set.

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“Fun Days” Layout with Rae

Hello, friends!

I’m delighted to share my first project that I made using the October scrapbook kit, which you can purchase here: October Goodness.

For this layout I used the Prima Marketing Misty Rose papers in the kit. I started by adding clear gesso to the papers, once dry, I ripped the “Memorable Floral Wall” paper. I did some stenciling with some crackle paste. Then, I added water, then sprayed both pieces with water, then the 13 Arts Pearl Turquoise spray from the kit. I wiped up the excess moisture with a wet paper towel to expose the stenciling and lighten the color, then I used some brown distress ink around the edges, and glued both of the ripped pieces to the Prima “Scented Love” paper.

In this closeup below, you can see the stenciling detail, as well as the distressed look of the Dusty Attic Chipboard- I used Stampendous Frantage embossing powder in aged copper from my stash to achieve that mottled look.

In the middle, I placed my photo with a mat and cut some elements from one of the Prima papers for some ephemera layers, and made flower clusters on each side of the photo. The clusters are a combination of flowers from the kit as well as some from my stash. 

I added the beautiful white applique leaves to both clusters, as well as some leftover die cuts I had from my watercolor canvas that I will be sharing this month. They are cut from white cardstock, and painted with the Prima Marketing Metallic Accents from the October Mixed Media kit.

I also added a title using the 13 Arts chipboard panel- Fun Days, which I also sprayed with the 13 Arts Pearl Turquoise mist.

I added some white gesso to the flower clusters to soften the colors.


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