Simple , Unique But Beautiful Layout

Hello crafty friends! This week I am back sharing a layout where I have created my own background design for my layout!

I really loved creating this layout using this month’s Cards, Tags & More Kit

You can view a quick process video of how I created this using a few, simple supplies that you most likely have in your crafty stash!!


I began by adhering a 12×12 sheet of light yellow card stock from American Crafts , onto a 12×12 white chipboard sheet. I then trimmed a sheet of white card stock to that yellow one but before adhering it I went along the edges using some of the Tonic Studios Embellishment Nuvo mousse   in Custard cream. I then applied some 13@arts White Gesso from a previous kit onto areas of the card stock for when I add some colors using a shimmer spray from Recollections Simply Pastel Yellow and I also added some Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Spun Sugar. I heat dried it then added some white cheese cloth for some added dimension.

I then added some of the lace from the kit and then I took a couple of sheets from the Simple Stories Vintage Garden District Paper Pad from the kit and tore some of pieces of paper to add onto the edges mainly . Before adhering the torn paper to the layout I went over the edges using one of my favorite products, the Tonic Studios Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Custard Cream color.

I want the frames from the collection to be my main focus on my layout.  Then on back of the frames I had added some light pink card stock from the kit and some pop dots which made it easier for me to add the photos of my grand daughters since I hadn’t printed them and added them right away to my layout.

So that was basically a quick over view of my project! I hope that you liked what I came up with using this month’s kit and also please don’t forget that you still have time to enter the 2 year anniversary challenge going on this month for Tres Jolie Kits!!

Talk to you all soon!! Hope u have a great weekend!!




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Simple Vintage Garden District Cards with Rae

Happy Sunday, everyone!

Have you seen our June card kit this month? It features the Simple Stories Simple Vintage Garden District papers.  The vintage feel of this papers paired with he bright colors make this collection so fun to play with.  Check out the kit here:

The rest of the design team has been posting some amazing projects made with this kit, and today I’m going to show you 4 simple cards that I came up with.  First up is my “Dream” card:

I used a faux stitching technique on the pink gingham paper, and on the teal doily.  I cut that using a small doily die.  I cut one of the clothesline stickers to fit the card and added a couple of other small stickers from the kit.  I inked the Scrapaholic chipboard swirls and then ticked them under some flowers- the small pink ones are from my stash. I traced a lot of the elements with a black pen for added interest.

Next up is another “Dream” card:

I started out by cutting one of the frames that had room for two pictures in half.  I added one of the sentiment cut out cards to the frame for the base of my design.  I used the same design features as the other “dream” card using black accents.

“Thinking of You” Card:

This is a card with lots of layers!  I cut some banners for the layers under the sentiment card that I put in another one of the frames that came in the kit and added a sentiment card to.  I cut and distressed some of the crotchet trim, then tucked some pieces in between the layers.  I also added two of the heart stickers to the top and a couple of whitewashed brads from my stash.  I painted the chipboard swirls white, then added some green chalk ink.

“Today is the Day” Card:

This is my favorite of all the cards I made with this kit.  I started out by cutting a couple of layeres for the background and distressed them.  I added some print stenciling  with white chalk paste.  The green circle is a die cut from the green paper in the kit.  I added more of the distressed crotchet trim and added the lovely Darice yellow roses and pink roses from my stash.

And here they all are again:



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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!



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