Tres Jolie Kit Club–Cottage Life Cards–July 2022 Cards, Tags, & More Kit

Hey, y’all! We’ve made it to the end of July, and are that much closer to the end of this oppressive summer heat! (I hope!!)⁠

For my last project using the July 2022 Cards, Tags, & More Kit from Tres Jolie Kit Club, I used up the bits and pieces of the Graphic 45 “Cottage Life” papers I had, along with some cardstock, dies, and mediums from my stash, to create some cards & envelopes.⁠

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To get all the details of what I did for these cards, check out my video!


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All of the cards are rather straightforward. I used my last two uncut sheets of the “Cottage Life” paper to make two envelopes for 3-1/2”x6” cards – the largest size envelope that can be made using an 8”x8” sheet on the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board – and used two pre-made envelopes and card blanks for the other two cards.

This first card is made with some metallic cardstock from DCWV and decorated using the TCW stencil from June’s Mixed Media Kit, texture paste from my stash, and embossing powder. I sprinkled the embossing powder on the texture paste while it was still wet, and waited until it dried before heating it up. Although you can heat dry texture paste on its own, because you can keep the heat farther away and in constant motion, it doesn’t work as well when the paste is topped with embossing powder! The heat needed for embossing powder – or rather the heating method – can, and generally will cause the wet texture paste to form bubbles.

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After my embossing powder was heated and cooled, I sprinkled on some of Lindy’s “Bavarian Blue” Magical Powder that is in this month’s Mixed Media Kit, gave it a spray of water, and let it spread out between the stenciling! I had the framed phrase that I made when I was working on the “Cottage Life” décor piece (the project posted on the 21st), so I added it to my card front and stamped a simple sentiment on a strip of cardstock to finish out my card front.

For the envelope, I used a Vicki Boutin stamp and die set from my stash to create the little windows. Before I folded the envelope up, I used the rose die to make the windows in the envelope and glued in some faux glassine that I had stamped and embossed with the coordinating rose stamp.

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I didn’t do anything to the envelope for this card except fold it! Honestly, I just couldn’t think of anything I wanted to have premade, and decided to wait until the time came to use it!

For the card, all I did was cut a couple of the wider strips of the patterned paper to the length I needed and a strip of cardstock to the length and width I needed for the top section with the sentiment. Before I added the cardstock with the sentiment, I added some “Mowed Lawn” Distress Oxide Spray to the patterned paper. I didn’t intend to add so much, sometimes my hands have a mind of their own! Anyhow, I just wet it and mopped it up a bit. It was already there, so I just worked with what I had!

After I stamped my sentiment, I decided I wanted to have it stand out more, so I traced it all with a metallic pen, then I added my mini pearls, and this card was done.

The next two cards were made using some card and envelope blanks by Recollections from my stash.

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For this card, I grabbed my 1.5” hexagon punch, a set of hexagon dies, and my bird silhouette dies. I didn’t want to cover the whole front of the card with hexagons, so I just randomly placed them in a way that I thought looked good and added my birds. To make the birds stand out, I hand drew a line for them to stand one, outlined them in coordinating metallic pens, and then used a dark grey pen for their shadows – just smearing out it with my finger. I stamped the sentiment on a little piece of my homemade glassine and added it to the card front. Super quick and easy card!

For the envelope, I place my hexagon dies inside the envelope so I could cut out some windows, added my birds, and then backed them with some of my homemade glassine.

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For the fourth and final card, I just filled up the card front with blocks of the patterned paper and added a few flowers tucked under the chipboard piece. Very quick and easy card front – especially with the use of a pre-made card base!

The envelope wasn’t as quick and easy! When I first started playing with the faux glassine technique I learned from Nik the Booksmith, I had used this cute little stamp from my stash to stamp on a piece of tracing paper, then used some colored pencils to fill it in before spraying it with the glossy spray and turning it into a [faux] glassine print! Since I had already cut it in half (I had been thinking of doing something else with it originally) I decided that I needed to create a window pane for my envelope.

For the cute little scene “outside” the window, I wrapped some blue-ish faux glassine (created previously using the wax method) around the white side of a piece of the cover from the Graphic 45 stack and placed it behind my showering squirrels! I also have some foliage bits along the bottom that I was able to cut from some of the green print. Not a lot, because my die was bigger than the piece of paper I had to work with, but there is some there!

After I cut out four rectangles from my envelope to create the window opening and gluing in my squirrels, I added in strips of the patterned paper to help bring it to life … and also possibly because my craft knife got away from me and I accidentally cut across one of the cross pieces so I had to find a way to put my window back together! Rolling on the floor laughing Well, that led me to then having to make sure my edges were all evenly sized so I added the blue strips of patterned paper and finally made four, 3/8” wide strips of the paper used around the outer edge.

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Thank you for joining me here in my corner! I hope these cards inspired you and gave you some ideas of what you can do using the Graphic 45 paper and chipboard found in this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit.

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TCW Slimline Stencil “Circular Rings” , BoBunny “Sentiments With Love” Stamp Set , Gary M Burlin Co. “Patina Bronzed Copper” Embossing Powder , Prima *“Watercolor Floral” Flowers , Eyelet Outlet Jewels Multi Pearls “Green” , Ranger *Letter It “Party” Clear Stamps , Stampendous “Squirrel Shower” Cling Stamp , Vicki Boutin “All The Good Things” Stamp & Die Set 2 , Distress Oxide “Prize Ribbon” , Distress Oxide “Mowed Lawn” , Distress Oxide Spray “Mowed Lawn” , Ranger Texture Paste “Opaque Matte” , Simon Says Stamp “Barely Beige” , StazOn “Olive Green” , Recollections Value Pack Cards & Envelopes “Kraft” & “Ivory” , Tim Holtz “Silhouette Birds” Thinlits , Tim Holtz “Flower Field” Thinlints , Tim Holtz Stamp Platform , EK Tools Score Board , We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board & Craft Knife , Sizzix Big Shot Plus , Fiskars 1.5” Hexagon Squeeze Punch , DCWV “Linen Closet” Cardstock Stack , Sakura Gelly Roll Metallic , Gelly Roll Glaze , & Gelly Roll Souffle , Faber-Castell “Black” PITT Artist Pens , Aleene’s Tacky Glue , JudiKins Diamond Glaze , Art Glitter Glue , Mod Podge Gloss Clear Acrylic Sealer , double-sided adhesive foam squares , 1/4” double-sided tape

Tres Jolie Kit Club–Cottage Life Décor–July 2022 Cards, Tags, & More Kit

Hey, y’all! If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere of this rotating blue marble, I hope you’re staying cool! If you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, just know I’m jealous! I am just counting down the days until I can see highs under 100°F (38°C). I am fortunate enough to have some AC though, which I know not everyone has.

This week I have a “Cottage Life” Décor piece I made using this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit, and a deep frame that has existed since sometime in the 80s (the company is no longer in business, that I’m aware of), and some mediums from my stash.

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Check out my video to see what I did to put this adorably vintage “Cottage Life” frame together!


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Now, y’all know I love using every part of the kits – packaging, scraps, etc. – and this project was no different! I loved the shapes of the Graphic 45 Chipboard pieces, and thought they would make some fantastic vintage frames – and they did! I, very carefully, cut along the outside of the negative space where the chipboard piece had been, eyeballing my distance, and to strengthen my new frames, and start them on their patinaed copper journey, I used some “Patina Bronzed Copper” embossing powder on them. After they were embossed, I backed them with different pieces of patterned paper.

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After my “Cottage Life” Folio (July 7th post), I had quite a few strips of paper, so I got them evened up and made a collage of them on a 5inx7in canvas board to use as the background for my frame.

Aren’t those Tres Jolie Chipboard gnomes adorable? I had to add them to my “garden,” so I did the same to them that I had done to my frames – I embossed them to give them a bit more strength and stability – and to make them copper so they could start their patina journey.

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For my frame, I didn’t want it completely rough, but I didn’t want it completely smooth either, so I randomly added some Finnabair “White Sand” texture paste before giving it a coat with some white gesso, “Steampunk Copper” paint, and a touch of “Brass” Patina Effect Paste.

To raise up all of my frame and gnome layers, I used hot glue because it is sturdy, and there is only a cooling time, not a long dry time – plus, when it’s hot it’s “stretchy,” which means I was able to make a pile of it, then use both hands to adjust the frames exactly how I wanted them. I was careful to keep the hot glue away from the embossed areas though because I didn’t want it to reactivate!

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You can see I left no surface bare! Since this is an open-front, deep frame, I wanted to make sure I had the inside of the frame matching the outside. After the canvas was together and the paint was dry on the frame I started adding my waxes – some “Rich Copper,” some “Patina Green.”

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When it came time to add the frame to the canvas, I used hot glue at the corners to get it in place and to hold the canvas even with the back of the frame so I could turn it over and fill in around the edges with some 3D Gel.

After the 3D Gel had dried, I turned my frame back over and popped on the final, front chipboard piece using more 3D Gel.

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Thank you for joining me here in my corner, I hope you enjoyed this “Cottage Life” décor piece and it gave you some ideas of what you can make using this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit.

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Prima-Finnabair “White Sand” Texture Paste, “Steampunk Copper” Metallique Paint, “Brass” Patina Effect Paste, “Rich Copper” Metallique Wax, “Patina Green” Matte Wax, Gary M. Burlin Co. “Patina Bronzed Copper” Embossing Powder, 3D Matte Gel, Blick Art Materials 5”x7” canvas board, Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink, Daler Rowney White Gesso, Liquitex Matte Medium, Krylon Kamar Varnish, Krylon Matte Finish, Krylon Triple-Thick Crystal Clear Glaze, JudiKins DiamondGlaze, hot glue gun, Gorilla Mini hot glue sticks, The Creative Circle 5”x7” Frame (company no longer exists as far as I am aware)

Tres Jolie Kit Club– “Cottage Life” Folio-July 2022 Cards, Tags, & More Kit

Hey, y’all!

The year is already half over, and now we count down to autumn and winter to get relief from this summer heat! (Seriously, is it October yet? Rolling on the floor laughing)

Have you had a chance to dig into your Cards, Tags, & More Kit from Tres Jolie Kit Club yet? There is a fabulous folio kit and some gorgeous Graphic 45 papers in it – which is what I have for you for my first project of July!

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I have a video up showing how I decorated my folio – I didn’t put mine together fully to start; I left my pockets and flaps unattached until after they were decorated! I don’t show the assembly of the folio, because I felt it would add unnecessary time to the video since it has instructions in the package, and Photoplay Paper has a step-by-step; follow-along assembly video on their YouTube channel.


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I really wanted to make my cover one continuous image, and I ended up using all three of the “Living the Simple Cottage Life” sheets from the paper pack to do it! I hadn’t originally planned to add the extra garden scene as a flap, but as I started going along, I knew I really liked that image as a whole.

I have stitching as a border for all my patterned paper pieces, sometimes added to just the Graphic 45 paper, sometimes I stitched the Graphic 45 paper to the folio piece (this was semi-planned out – for me anyhow! – and is why I didn’t attach all the folio pieces in the beginning!). I also grabbed up my Aged Mahogany Distress Ink and inked around the edges of all my Graphic 45 pieces and the bits of chipboard I added on.
When it came time to add my finishing touches, I had the little round piece of chipboard and the rectangle left of my ink pieces, and decided to pop them onto the cover – finding out the round one makes a nice little “door knob” at the edge of my flap!

On the inside of the left flap, even though I used some strong double-sided tape to attach my extra flap, I added a piece of the chipboard to help stabilize that addition. You can see how I covered the larger folio cover flap with one sheet of the paper and, very carefully, lined up the pieces on the shorter cover flap and my additional flap.

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For almost every piece of Graphic 45 paper I used to decorate the folio, I waited until after I added the stitching to distress and ink the edges. However, on the pieces I stitched onto the folio parts I hadn’t attached yet – pockets & flaps – I distressed and inked the edges before stitching them together.

I made up a few specimen tags and used some of the chipboard pieces to make my samples, sandwiching my samples between some iron-on vinyl, then attaching everything with a brad from my stash.

I cut out some of the cards from the cut-apart sheets in the paper pack and just added some stitching to them and backed them with some bits of index cards so there would be a place to write.

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While some of the cards were tucked into pockets, I left some of them out and just used some paperclips to hold them to the edges of the pages.

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With the largest specimen, I didn’t attach the chipboard frame to the card, but just tucked them into a pocket together and held them in place with a paperclip.

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For the flap of the pocket that is on the (inside) back panel, I stitched the top piece of patterned paper to the flap, then added my stitching to the paper that was going on the underside before gluing it in place. I didn’t stitch all three together, because when sewing through paper the underside of the stitch holes tend to be rougher. After my flap was together I stuck it down in place before adding the blue & white paper so the flap edge would be covered.

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For these two pockets, I layered up some of the papers and cards to cover them, then cut a couple more cards down to fit and added some tabs so they would be easier to pull out. The backs have an index card attached, and the tabs are just made from of the strips of patterned paper I had leftover after all the cutting.

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As you can see, I used the same patterned paper for both the insides and outsides of the spines; I added my stitching and inking to the back paper and glued it down.

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The three specimen samples I have on brads allow them to be spun off to the side to see the card underneath or hang over the edge of the pocket they are in. All of the flowers I used came from my yard – I had picked and dried them a couple of months ago – so I know they are free of pesticides! And even though I didn’t get the cards filled out (yet), I even know what a couple of them are!

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Thank you for joining me here in my corner, I hope you enjoyed seeing how I decorated my Photoplay Folio-4 found in this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit!

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In addition to this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit, I used:

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Distress Ink “Aged Mahogany” , Ranger Mini Round Blending Tool , double-sided tape 1”, 1/2”, 1/4”, & 1/8” , Art Glitter Glue , Aleene’s Tacky Glue , JudiKins Diamond Glaze , Scotch ATG , Heat n Bond Iron On Vinyl , brads , mahogany thread , blending brushes , paperclips , index cards , Betckey label paper

Reveal Day!–Tres Jolie Kit Club – July 2022 Kits!

We are here today to reveal our July 2022 kits; get yours before they’re gone!

We are starting to implement our new year changes, so make sure you are following us on all social media platforms and are a part of the Facebook Café – that way you won’t miss a single announcement or project created with these kits.


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The July 2022 Scrapbooking Kit is filled with the gorgeous “Simple Vintage Lemon Twist” papers and ephemera from Simple Stories. As always, these papers will be amazing for all your upcoming projects, even though they have a beautiful spring/summer feel to them. You will find a lovely assortment of patterned papers and perfectly coordinated embellishments.

Ready to get your hands dirty? This month’s Mixed Media Kit has some shimmer and shine ready for you to add to some nice crackle texture!

Our Cards, Tags, & More Kit includes “Cottage Life” papers and chippies from Graphic 45 and goodness so you can create a beautiful summery 6”x6” folio album and more. Who doesn’t like creating a variety of projects from one kit?

These kits are for the beginner to the advanced, clean and simple, to mixed media maven. No matter your style, there is something for everyone. We know you are going to love it!


Presenting the Tres Jolie July 2022 Kits:

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*Scrapbook Kit*

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*Mixed Media Kit*

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*Cards, Tags, and More Kit*


Don’t forget to stop by the Tres Jolie YouTube channel and see our video reveal of all our kits.

Love them, right! You can still get one of your own (some kits are in very limited quantities). Become a subscriber and you will never miss out on our gorgeous, coordinated kits.  Just visit the Tres Jolie subscribe page.


The designers at Tres Jolie have created some amazing layouts/projects with this kit.

Here is a little tease from me using the July 2022 Cards, Tags, & More Kit:

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Please stop by the other designer’s blogs and check out their sneak peeks. They are listed below:

Jeanne Rodriguez

Kim Heard

Crystal Johnson


We have a new mood board challenge for the month; the rules are as follows:

  • You can create any type of project for the challenge.
  • You MUST say what you were inspired by.
  • You MUST include the twist in your design.
  • We would love to see you USE AT LEAST 1 of Tres Jolie’s products on your projects but it isn’t required to play along.
  • It MUST be a new project.
  • The twist for this month is: DAYS OF SUMMER

July 2022 Mood Board:

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Place your entries in the July 2022 challenge folder on the Tres Jolie Kit Club Café Facebook page. This challenge ends on July 31st, 2022 at 11:59 pm CST. All entries must be in this folder to be eligible for the prize (to have everyone eligible to win, we are limiting the same winner to once every 3 months).


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All the designers will reveal their projects on the Tres Jolie blog all month. Make sure you join us for tons of inspiration, including video and photo tutorials.  Also, make sure you check out our newest chipboard designs that were just added to the store.

Tres Jolie Kit Club-Boxes & Tags-December 2021 Cards, Tags, & More Kit

Hey, all! Wow, Christmas is just two days away and soon 2022 will be here!

For my third, Cards, Tags, & More Kit project this month, I used a bunch of old cardstock from my stash, some cut files, and some dies to get some small boxes, tags, and rosettes made up! Need to add some more tags to gifts? Or get some last minute stocking stuffers taken care of? Then take a peek at these! (Or use them to get a head-start on next year! Because that’s what I say I’ll do every year and never do—but it sounds good! LOL)

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Check out my video to see a way to use up smaller pieces of paper you may have left over for some tags, or make yourself a small box or two if you need one in the next couple of days!


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These first two boxes are both Snapdragon Snippet Designs that I found on the Silhouette Store. The one on the left is a 10-sided box, not too difficult to put together, but Snapdragon Snippets has “extra” flaps to reinforce the edges—which makes it much sturdier! The one with drawers is a little more time consuming to put together, but it isn’t overly difficult, and I think it would be cute for candy or small items! (Links to directions with the cut files.)

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This box is also from the Silhouette Store, by Paper Closet Designs. I didn’t look to see if there were directions anywhere since it is a rather straight forward cut and quick to put together. If you wanted to gift a crafter some glue, this box is just big enough for an 8oz bottle of FabriTac!

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These last two boxes are probably the simplest of them all! The pill box on the left is the back cover of the paper pack! It has a template on it which you can use to make more pill boxes or, like I did, just turn that template into the pill box! It depends on how many you want or need! The box on the right is from a Sizzix die – I don’t know what the name is, or if it has one, it came in the box with my Big Shot Plus!


Toppers & Tags:

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Rosettes make cute gift toppers; or pop them on the end of a tag! I just used my Tim Holtz Mini Paper Rosette’s die and cranked these out! Using hot glue to hold them together means there is no dry time and they are good to go quicker!

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These tags were definitely the quickest of everything I made for this week! I didn’t measure, I just grabbed the scraps of cardstock and patterned paper and eyeballed them together. I used my We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper for my angled cuts, but scissors would work just the same!


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Thank you for joining me here in my corner! I hope you enjoyed these ideas and they gave you some ideas of what you can do – some rather quickly – using this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit!

Have a happy holiday season and a safe & happy New Year!

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*Dress My Craft “Crochet Doily” Die; DCWV “Latte,” “Mariposa,” & “Linen Closet” Stacks; Silhouette Cameo 3; Silhouette Design Store: Snapdragon Snippets-“Box 3D Hidden Bins” # 184741 & “Box 3D Ten Sided with Lid Doily” # 277164, and Paper Closet Designs-“Tall Christmas Box with 3D Bow # 389306; We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper; Sizzix Big Shot Plus; Sizzix Box Die, Tim Holtz “Mini Paper Rosettes;” Art Glitter Glue; double sided tape; hot glue/hot glue gun; hole punch; Sakura pens – or anything to write on dark surfaces with if necessary!

Tres Jolie Kit Club-Interactive Christmas Cards-December 2021 Cards, Tags, & More Kit

Hey, all! Welcome back to my corner!

I have a couple of large interactive cards for you this week using the Tres Jolie Kit Club’s December Cards, Tags, & More Kit, items from my stash, and a cut file, Magic Iris Shutter Card, from PreciousDelights4U.

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These interactive cards were fun to make! I go over the Magic Windows Slider card in my video, but I used this video to help me do it. I did not show the assembly of the Iris Card because the woman who sells the cut file has her own video you get a link to when you purchase the cut file.


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First I’ll go over the few details about the Magic Iris card that I have.

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The original size of the cut file can fit all of the parts on one 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper. I enlarged mine to the point where the top ring – the one cut from the Graphic 45 paper – was 6-7/8”. I actually enlarged it “by sight” until the inner circle was large enough for the candy canes to fit in. I do have a tip for people who are cutting this using Silhouette Studio and a Cameo! Make sure of your cut lines before hitting “Send”! On the shutter pieces, I had to select the shutter piece and the two squares that make up the tabs and weld them so they would only cut on three sides as intended! (The owner of the cut file has a video for Cricut users!)

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I used the candy cane, Tres Jolie chipboard piece from the kit as my iris center, and kept it simple, just coating it in some embossing powders and setting it on some glitter coated cardstock! I sewed along the reindeer paper with some gold thread, and added the gold trim to cover the little bit of seam on the solid cardstock I pieced together to make my card base. To give a little “oomph” to the tab, I glued down one of the Graphic 45 chipboard pieces. This card is now ready for personalization!


This next card is made using a die I’ve had for a while, and in my video I said I got it from Amazon, but there is no packaging…so maybe I didn’t! I’ve had it a while, but this is the first time I’ve used it!

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I just thought it was so awesome being able to change the image on this card! And to really make is show, I made sure to have a lighter paper as my “revealed” image so it really popped out!

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Just like with the Magic Iris card, I used a metallic gold thread to stitch the patterned paper to my card base. Then I had to add the bling because I forgot to take into account the movement under the surface! When I went to test the mechanism, it wouldn’t turn! I used a craft knife to slit enough of the stitches to allow clearance, then added the bling as a “cover.” I used a piece of the Graphic 45 chipboard in the center – trimmed down a little – added bling to the “lever” and finished off with adding two gems to the goggles on the chipboard Santa’s hat.

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Thank you for joining me here in my corner! I hope you enjoyed these two interactive cards and they gave you some ideas of what you can do using this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit.

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In addition to the December Cards, Tags, & More Kit (*from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:

*Prima/Ingvild Bolme “Blossom Red” Quick Dry Fluid Chalk Ink; *Lindy’s Gang “Holly Berry Red Gold” Embossing Powder; *Darice Bling Roll; Angela Poole Slide & Reveal Die Set;  PreciousDelights4U: Magic Iris Shutter Card; DCWV “Linen Closet” Cardstock Pad; Ranger Gold Embossing Powder; Ranger Emboss-It Pen; Martha Stewart Fine Glitter “Crystal;” tan cardstock; red cardstock; gold thread; gold ribbon/trim; Tim Holtz sanding block (or an emery board/nail file will work!); UHU Stic; Art Glitter Glue; Fabri-Tac; foam pop up squares; bone folder; 1/8” double sided tape; Ranger Brayer; adhesive sheet; EK Tools Scoreboard

Tres Jolie Kit Club–Christmas Explosion Box-December 2021 Cards, Tags, & More Kit

Hey, all! Welcome back to my corner!

For my first Tres Jolie Kit Club project of December I have my “kit only” (+glues & basic tools!) project – a festive Christmas Explosion box! This month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit comes with a DCWV Explosion Box all ready for you to decorate using the fabulous Graphic 45 “Christmas Time” papers.

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This project is rather quick and easy using the kit! Check out my video to see how I put it together!


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Easy, right? Now for a few photos and some reminder info from the video!

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After I decided which paper I wanted to use on the lid, I held the lid up to a light

and placed the paper over it so I could line up the position of the larger clock. Then I carefully set it down on my desk so I could trace the lid onto the the paper!


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The inside of the box was just about as quick and easy as the lid – just more cutting! My pockets were cut 3-1/8” (height) x 3-5/8” (width) then scored 1/4” in from each side. I then used a 2-1/2” circle punch at the tops.

The first layer flaps had the papers cut 3-1/8” x 3-1/8”, the second layer of flaps were cut 3” x 2-7/8”, and I just carefully worked my way around the bottom piece trimming as I tested placement!


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The papers for the outer panels of the box were cut 3-1/8” x 3-1/8”, I added some strips of paper for the edge of the lid, then I topped the box off with a chipboard frame and the large flower!


FRAMED-20211117_165501Thank you for joining me here in my corner! I hope you enjoyed this project and it gave you some ideas of what you can make using this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit!

Stay Crafty, Friends!


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In addition to the Cards, Tags, & More Kit (*from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:

*Ranger/Tim Holtz Matte Distress Collage Medium; 1/8” Double Sided Tape; Art Glitter Glue; Recollections 2-1/2” Circle Punch; EK Tools Scoreboard; Bone Folder