“Just Imagine” Mini Junk Journal

Hello again crafty friends!! Well July is already here and I can’t believe how quick the months seem to by going by! I hope that everyone is doing well and staying home and keeping yourselves safe! Well this month I am excited to share the project that I have been looking forward to creating for some time now. As most of you might that this months kit for the Cards, Tags, & More kit is a mini junk journal kit that I helped Kim put together….just helped a little bit! I loved it! Thanks Kim!! Anyhow on to my project!!

 

I began by cutting the papers from the 8X8 Stamperia “Imagine” paper pad from the kit. I cut the papers to the sizes of canvas pages and as I was creating , I did end up using a couple papers from a vintage stash I had cut and of course I also used some of the music sheets from the kit. I also did some light stitching on some of the pages not all because I am fairly new at sewing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once I finished adhering the paper on the pages, I began making my pockets which included some of the music sheets from the kit, I used lace from the kit & on the last page I used on of the ephemera cards from the kit. I created some tuck spots using the larger tickets from the Tim Holtz Tickets included in the kit, I used the smaller ones on some of the coffee/tea dyed journaling papers (as seen in the above right photo & the bottom left photo the larger ticket). I also did some stamping on the journaling papers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

You will also notice on one of the pages I added the envelope onto the page and added the bingo card inside as a journaling spot and adhered one of the music flares onto the envelope. This was the only flip page I created on this album.

 

 

I cut out the tiny tags from one of the 8X8 sheets which I absolutely love tiny tags! I did add some in the pockets & tuck spots but the rest I made a quick tiny tag album adhering them with some twine. I also created a small album from some of the cut outs that to me looked like pages from a book, I binded them with the same twine. I used a few of the milk caps and a lot of the ephemera. To be honest I had to stop myself from trying to use up every last piece of supplies from the kit because I started to notice it was getting too chunky!

I have added a short video to share the entire album but I did want to add that on the cover I used the closure that came with the album, I cut it to fit my album and had adhered it before adding my cover and back page. I also fussy cut one of the beautiful mini art dresses that were printed on one of the pages of the paper pad from the kit. I inked the edges with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink and I adhered it with some foam tape, I adhered the Gothic Frame and then added this dress. I had cut also some of the beautiful sentiments that were throughout the papers and chose one for the title of my mini junk journal which read ” The creation of beauty is Art”! Lastly I had already added a different lace on the cover but then last week when I went to my doctor appointment my hubby took me over to one of my favorite consignment stores which I was surprised was open, and found some vintage laces so I came home and added one of these instead! I hope u like how it looks!

Well crafty friends, I sure do hope that you liked this mini junk journal that almost doesn’t look too mini by the size lol but I sure loved creating this small piece of art using this fun kit!! So if you haven’t purchased yours yet , head over to the Tres Jolie website before they sell out!! I’ll be back on Friday with another fun project using the July Scrapbook kit!!

Hugs,

Jeanne

 

P.S  Don’t forget to join the monthly mood board challenge going on this month for Tres Jolie!!

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“I Let Music Take Me Where My Heart Wants To Go” Altered Envelope

Hello crafty friends!! This week I am back to share with you this project using the June Mixed Media Kit from Tres Jolie!

I have created a photo process video to share how I went about creating this beautiful envelope!

This kit comes with a beautiful copper envelope that you can either leave as is or alter it like I did. It makes a stunning home decor piece for your home or as a gift!

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was my 1st time using the Cosmic Shimmer products which were wonderful and easy to create with! Plus I still have a lot of left over product to create more mixed media projects or however else I choose to use them as well as having the Darice white flowers, a chalk board piece and Lindy’s Stamp Gang magicals, left from the kit that I didn’t use to create another fun project!

Here is my process video:

I hope that you like what I created using this month’s mixed media kit! I will be back next week with another project using the Cards, Tags, & more kit!! Until then you can visit the Tres Jolie Blog to check out the rest of the Tres Jolie Designers and their wonderful projects!!

Don’t forget that Kim is having a contest for the 2 year anniversary going on this month! Details here

 

 

 

 

See ya next week!!

Hugs,

Jeanne

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Vintage Garden District Handmade Cards

Hello crafty friends! I’m excited to share my first project for this month using the June Cards, Tags, & More kit from Tres Jolie! The paper from the kit this month is from Simple Stories Vintage Garden District! The colors on this paper are beautiful and so I decided to create a couple of cards .

 

These cards measure 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 , I used some pink card stock for the base of the cards from the kit. I then cut some of the green paper that has a different pattern from the kit as well to start my layers. I selected the papers from the Simple Stories Vintage Garden District paper pad, on one of the cards I tore the paper and adhered it in two different corners of the base. I then added some white cheese cloth then cutting, distressing the edges with the distress tool then adhering one of the cut outs with the sentiment “Live, Love, Laugh” . I also made a small flower cluster on the bottom of the card using the yellow and white flowers from the kit along with some other small paper flowers in between as well. Of course adding some cheese cloth in between the cluster. Then added some small white pearls to the flowers too! Lastly on this card I added some Liquid pearls to the top right corner.

On the 2nd card I did the same for this base as I used for the 1st one. I did however use the flip side of the green card stock than what I had used for the first one which is a little lighter. I then picked out another paper from the paper pad, distressing the edges with the distress tool and also creating some wrinkles on some areas of the paper. I then cut and adhered one of the cut outs which said ” You are the bestest”. I picked one of the papers from the paper pad which was dark green with a cute butterfly on it, I cut it to make a small banner piece and then adhering some of the white cotton lace and a white flower from one of the other kits.

These cards were very simple to create! I will be creating more once I finish with the other projects . Of course I will be sharing it here with you all! I hope this inspires you to create some any occasion cards for those special moments! This kit is super cute and colorful.  So stay tuned friends for more projects! I’ll be back! Until then you can check out the rest of the design teams great projects!! Also don’t forget to enter the monthly sketch challenge!! See Ya!

Hugs,

Jeanne

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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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Tres Jolie Kit Club–April 2020 Mixed Media Kit–Spring Flower Pots

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

Today I have some spring flower pots I decorated with items from the kit and multiple partial packs of flowers from my stash!

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Below is the video of what I did! This project was rather quick and simple, and in no time I had a lovely trio of flower pots to help bring in spring!


Video:


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To coat my flower pots I mixed some texture paste with the gesso and texture powder from the kit. After that dried, I spritzed the pots with water, sprinkled some of the “Alpine Ice Rose” Magical Shakers on, and spritzed some water on again. When that dried, I sprayed the flower pots with ModPodge Acrylic Sealer to keep the Magical Shaker in place.

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Even though the bling from the kit is self adhesive, I added some extra FabriTac before wrapping the tops of the pots, just to be safe!

I filled the flower pots with some floral moss from Dollar Tree, and was able to finish off three partial packs of flowers and a package of leaves!

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I hope this gave you some ideas of what can be done with this months kit! I spent $2 (+tax!) at the Dollar Tree for the 3-pack of pots and the bag of moss (and I still have lots of moss left!!), added items from this months kit, and cleared out some of my hoarded flowers to create this little spring décor piece!


April Mixed Media Kit

Mixed Media kit

In addition to items from the kit (*Items from previous Tres Jolie kits), I used:

ModPodge Gloss Acrylic Sealer; FabriTac, Clay Pots; Floral Garden “Floral Moss”; *13@rts Gel Medium; *KaiserCraft Paper Blooms “Hot Pink”; *Prima Flowers Sunrise Sunset Collection Item# 565190; *Prima Flowers Item# 632564; *Prima Flowers North Pole Item# 590680


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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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Shabby Chic Cards

Hey everyone, Kim here. Today I am going to share my first projects from the Card, Tags and more kit. This kit is full of beautiful papers and ephemera from Lemoncraft.

 Let’s take a look at this months kit:

This kit is filled with lots of paper to create plenty of Shabby Chic Easter and Spring cards. Plus plenty of embellishments (for a full list of contents see here).

Here are my first cards. They are a bit Shabby Chic:

How about some close ups:

I love the soft colors of these papers. The basics complement the pattern paper so well. I used one of my favorite doily die cuts on both cards. I also cut out some pieces from the ephemera sheets to use as embellishments.

The chipboard swirls are from the kit and I just left them naked. The white lace is a leftover piece from a past kit.

Today’s tip: Use pieces of foam tape in between  your paper layers to add dimensions. I used a thinner foam tape so the cards weren’t to bulky and it turned out nice. I was able to stick my die cuts between the layers and my cards were still able to fit in an envelope.

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New Beginnings by Ginny

Today I’m back with a layout created with the January Scrapbook kit from Tres Jolie Kits. This kit is so pretty, it is definitely one of my favourites! The papers from Prima Marketing and 49& Market are stunning and as for the flowers….. so pretty…. I hope you are all enjoying creating with it!

For this layout I have gone back to the 49& Market papers. I adore the colour tones in these papers.

 

So here it is….

 

 

 


I used three of the Sweet Reflections papers for this layout, distressing the edges and layering them up, all slightly different sizes.
I added some background stencilling with a stencil and texture paste.

 

The bunting I strung on bakers twine. I dabbed the Prima Chalk ink on the banners to add splashes of lilac colour to them

These flowers are GORGEOUS! If you only buy one of the flower sets from the Prima Lavender Frost collection it has got to be this set – Misty Nights.
I did fussy cut some flowers from the Awakening paper and add to my flower cluster at the bottom of the layout.

 

I added a beautiful piece of lace from my stash to add a soft pretty romantic touch to the layout.

I did use some flowers from the other packs of flowers in the kit too to ‘fill’ in.
I dabbed around the outer edges of the 2 background papers with the chalk ink pad.

 

 

Products used from the scrapbook Kit

49 & Market Sweet Reflections- Reminiscence
49 & Market Sweet Reflections- Memory
49 & Market Sweet Reflections – Pause
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 – Canvas Banner
Prima Marketing – Chalk Ink Pastel Purple
Prima Marketing – Shabby Chic Treasures – Hearts

 

 

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Ginny

 

Shabby Chic Greetings Cards by Ginny

Hello all, Ginny here with you today…..

This month I had the card kit from Tres Jolie Kits to play with…. I am not a regular card maker but I have to say I really enjoyed creating these!
I have made two sets of cards, the second I will show you later in the month.
The card kit features Prima Amelia Rose, beautiful papers, with embellishments from Prima, 49 & Market, Darice and Creative Embellishments.

 

Here are some photos of the cards:

 

 

 

Now I will show a step by step process for creating them.

 

Use the white blank cards from the Card kit……

I chose 4 different patterned papers from the Amelia Rose paper pad.
I trimmed the first paper to fit the front of the card making it very slightly smaller then the card size.

Each paper layer after that I made lightly smaller then the previous to create the different layers.

I distressed all the edges and the final layer I tore into to really distress it!

Stick the first two layers onto the front of the card

And the third….

The fourth layer I wrapped the seam binding around it length ways and tied into a bow…….

….and then glue it on top of the other layers.

I wanted to create a decoupage effect with some fussy cutting from the papers. I cut four pieces of similar flower clusters from the floral paper.

With my starting point in place with my chosen main flower I then started adding my decoupage layers next to it, with the use of tiny small foam pads.

If you are layering up amongst flowers you may need to double pads up at one end to get the piece to sit flat.

I then added the next decoupage layer in order of size on top of the first…..

At this point I also started to add more small flowers and the leaves.

The last paper decoupage layer was added…

…along with another small flower and leaf.

I added a couple of single fussy cut flowers to the background before adding my title greeting.

The chipboard titles were embossed with white embossing powder.

Here are the products used on these cards

* Prima Amelia Rose A4 paper pad
* 49 & Market Garden Seeds Watermelon
* Creative embellishments chipboard – Sentimental Words
* Darice Cards & Envelopes
* Tres Jolie Seam Binding

 

 

And some close ups……

 

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Happy scrapping

Ginny 🙂

This is Me- Sketch Layout by Ginny

Hi all, today I’m sharing my layout I created based on this months challenge sketch.
Kim has created another lovely sketch which fits the August kit perfectly.

I just loved the gorgeous papers in the kit this month, some soft and then some bright and bold.
A lot of these papers were perfect for fussy cutting, creating more elements to use on your layouts and to help create depth.
As usual the kit has been put together with perfectly coordinated embellishments there are flowers rom 48 & Market and Prima. I nice selection of chippies and resin to feature on your pages.
What I love about these kits is the amount of paper you get! If like me you like layers and lots of them then these kits are perfect with lots of coordinated papers included.

So on to my sketch layout. This layout I used the Santorini papers but the softer sides. I kept it quite pink, soft and girlie.

This is the sketch. A lovely sketch open to interpretation but perfect with this kit.

Now I will show you a few close ups and a few notes on what I did with some items from the kit.
This month I have tried very hard to only use August kit products, with only the use of inks, gesso and embossing powders added. We will see how well I did at this as the month goes on! LOL

The music score chipboard piece I cut in half and embossed with a white embossing powder. I then slotted it into my torn paper layers.

We had a lovely pack of gems in some gorgeous colours. The pink ones were perfect for this page. I used them in groups of 3 around the layout. I always use the ‘rule of 3’, things just seem more balanced this way!

I used several different coordinated papers and tore them to get my rough shabby edges, I am not very good with cut edges!
I have then layered them up, showing a little bit of each paper from underneath the one on top.
I then layered some of the beautiful white flower lace in these paper layers as well. It looks so feminine and soft.

I did some faux stitching on this layout with a Distress Marker pen, oopps from my stash..
I drew the dashes around several edges of my paper layers, this is another very easy way to add a little detail to your layouts and perfect if you dont have a sowing machine or cant bare to actually sow on your papers!!

I used a combination of the 49 & Market flower, which are the bigger pink ones and then some smaller Prima flowers. You can see other places I have added the flower lace too.
I also used a punch in odd random places on the edge of my layers to add a little more detail.

Products used on this layout:

From the kit:

* Prima: Santorin Collection: Enjoying the Sun
*Prima: Santorini Collection: Mix & Match
*Prima: Santorini Collection: Summer is around the Corner
* Creative Embellishments: Chipboard: Music Score
* White Flower Lace
* 49& Market Flowers: Shimmer & Shine Blush Jardin Secret
* Prima Flowers: #631994
* Prima: Shabby Chic Treasures: resins: Garden Treasures #892463
* Prima; Say it in Crystals: Santorini: #994280

Other products used:

* Martha Stewart Punch
* Stampendous: Embossing Powder: Detail White
* Tim Holtz: Distress Marker Pen: Hickory Smoke

 

Thanks for popping by to look at my layout today for Tres Jolie Kit Club.

Ginny  🙂

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