Tres Jolie Kit Club–Gift Tags–November 2022 Cards, Tags, & More Kit

Hey, y’all! Holiday gift shopping season officially begins tomorrow with Black Friday, followed by Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday! And with all the gifts being given, whether they are handmade or store-bought – or in the case of us crafters and artists, store-bought to be handmade – I have some gift tags made using the Tres Jolie Kit Club November 2022 Cards, Tags, & More Kit for you this week to add to gifts, give as gifts, or use as decoration!

GiftTags-Nov22-01

Make sure you swing by and check out the video to catch the process of my tag-making!


GiftTags-Nov22-12 GiftTags-Nov22-13 GiftTags-Nov22-14

When I started this poinsettia tag, I didn’t have any direction in mind to go, I just love poinsettias! I grabbed up my poinsettia embossing folder and a piece of red cardstock and got to work. As I was looking at the embossed image, I decided it need a little extra color, so I started adding embossing powder to the leaves and foliage – until I found myself done and thinking I needed to bring the poinsettia back into focus. So I added embossing powder to the petals and a touch of gold embossing powder to the center. This turned out to be a double-embossed poinsettia tag!

I wanted to mute the background a bit, so I sprayed on some Antique Linen Distress Oxide, trimmed down the edges of the cardstock, and started cutting out the edges of the petals. I had only planned on cutting just enough to give the petals a little curl, but as I went along, I realized if I added a back, I could make a little tuck-in spot – so that’s what this tag is; a tuck-in tag that would be great for a letter or gift card!

GiftTags-Nov22-03 GiftTags-Nov22-04 GiftTags-Nov22-02

This tag is another double-embossed image. After I embossed the snow flurries on the cardstock, I used a water brush and my Salvaged Patina Distress Watercolor pencil to add a touch of color to the raised image. Then I topped it off with some Antiquities Embossing Powder – which, if you don’t know, is a matte finish powder – then added some Aqua Tinsel embossing powder to the (mostly) background around the flurries.

This tag also has some Antique Linen Distress Oxide to age it up, and I used my craft knife and small scissors to cut out the section of flurry so I could tuck the ephemera bit in.

GiftTags-Nov22-08 GiftTags-Nov22-09

This next tag was an easy-peasy mixed media tag – there’s only one medium on it! I used my candy stipe stencil and some Stickles from my stash to add some shine to the striped paper, roughed up the edge of the green candy paper, glued it in place, and folded the top over. Then I stitched on the gingerbread man tag.

GiftTags-Nov22-06

I used all of the leaves and pine needles I had die cut out to create my little wreath for this tag. The lid on my Micro-Glaze jar was just the right size circle to trace so I would have something to follow to help me make sure my wreath stayed round and didn’t inadvertently become an off-center oval! (Which it would have if I had tried to free-style this wreath!!)

I just worked my way around the wreath layering and tucking in the pieces, trying to alternate the patterns so I wouldn’t end up with a lop-sided color scheme, then I glued down the little ornament pieces and set it off to dry.

GiftTags-Nov22-05

This tag was created using the “Hello Deer” cut-apart piece from the paper pack, I just cut it up a bit more so I could layer the words up for some dimension and add a bit of extra color with some of the pink and red striped paper peeking out the bottom.

GiftTags-Nov22-07 GiftTags-Nov22-10 GiftTags-Nov22-11

These last three tags are all just pieces stitched together – they also all have the largest rectangles laminated because I had originally planned on using them in my cookbook that was shared on November 3rd.

For all of the stamping, I used some Staz-On so I could stamp on the laminated surfaces as well as the paper. Then I just added some red baker’s twine to the tag holes where there was one and called it done!

I hope you are having/did have a fabulous holiday if you celebrate, if you don’t celebrate I hope you are having/did have a fabulous Thursday!

Make sure you swing by the Tres Jolie shop tomorrow and check out the Tres Jolie Kit Club Black Friday Deals!

Stay Safe & Crafty, Friends


Did you get a kit? Share what you made in our Facebook Group!

Thank you for joining us here at Tres Jolie Kits!


Tres Jolie can also be found at:

Tres Jolie Facebook

Tres Jolie Instagram

Tres Jolie Website

Tres Jolie Subscriptions

Tres Jolie Blog

Tres Jolie YouTube

Tres Jolie Pinterest


Tres Jolie Insta Square Frame

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

Dress My Craft “Stitched Tag #2” Die Set , Darice “Poinsettia” Embossing Folder , Darice “Snowflake Scroll” Embossing Folder , Echo Park “Candy Cane Stripe” Stencil , Hampton Art Artistic Alphabet Stamp Set , Lindy’s Gang “Oakleaf Olive” Embossing Powder , Lindy’s Gang “Holly Berry Red Gold” Embossing Powder , Gary M. Burlin Co. “Ultrafine Gold” Embossing Powder , Wendy Vecchi “Fern Green” Embossing Powder , Wendy Vecchi “Red Geranium” Embossing Powder , Ranger “Frosted Crystal” Antiquities Embossing Powder , Ranger “Aqua Tinsel” Embossing Powder , Distress Watercolor Pencils Set 2 (Salvaged Patina & Antique Linen) , Distress Oxide Spray “Antique Linen” , Distress Marker “Forest Moss” , Distress Marker “Lucky Clover” , Distress Marker “Candied Apple” , Ranger Water Brush , *Prima Water Brush , Finnabair Brushes , Ranger “Joyful” Stickles , Ranger Clear Emboss It Ink , Simon Says Stamp “Pine Needle Trio” Dies , various branch dies , Momenta Dies 2157535 , JudiKins MicroGlaze , spray bottle , We R Memory Keepers Craft Knife , Amazon Basics Laminator , Scotch 8.5”x11” Laminating Pouches

Tres Jolie Kit Club–Tag Flip!-June 2022 Cards, Tags, & More Kit

Hey, y’all! I have my last project using this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit from Tres Jolie Kit Club for you today, a little, zipper-closed, tag flip book that is just perfect for jotting down notes to yourself – things you want to remember – ephemera you may want to tuck away, or just a little place to doodle in. This project is completely customizable – you can use whatever materials and colors you want. And the best part? It doesn’t even have to make sense to anybody else! It’s all you!

tagFlip-jun22ctm-04

I had quite a pile of tags already die-cut from my previous two Cards Kit projects this month that my original thought was to make a tag flip booklet that went on a book ring, but then I started laying out all my tags, and realized that what I really wanted to do was make something a little more interactive – and this was the result! Check out the video to see how I put it all together.


Video:


tagFlip-jun22ctm-01 tagFlip-jun22ctm-02

I still had a lot of die cuts left from my Memory Dex Cards, so I added them to this project. Both the butterfly on the front cover and the flower on the back were cut out of the leftover handmade paper I had from my Junk Journal project that was posted on the 9th. I added some of the Eyelet Outlet Jewels to my butterfly body and popped on a few of the Prima flowers. You can see the random, wayward stitching that I used for my zipper, who knows what kind of stitching I would have used if I had thought about a zipper closure before putting everything together!

tagFlip-jun22ctm-03

Want to add a bit of personalization to your cover material? For me, a paint pen was the way to go! A regular pen, or even a gel pen, wouldn’t work so well on this rough burlap, a marker would probably work some, but I think a paint pen was best because I can make dots just by holding the nib down and letting the paint pool.

tagFlip-jun22ctm-07 tagFlip-jun22ctm-05

I just grabbed up some washi tape I’ve had for years with quotes on it and ran it across all the back tags, then ran some silver dot washi across the top of the left side of the booklet, and the bottom of the right side to fill in a little more and give some shine. I added brads to my tag holes – mostly to use them up – and added random stitching on my KaiserCraft white cardstock tabs to give them some color.

tagFlip-jun22ctm-12

I had these little metal flips in my stash and decided to add them in with some silver brads to hold little stacks of the rest of the tags that weren’t sewn in as part of the booklet. You can also see that for some more personalization, I colored in the outer edge of my tab with a gel pen. No rhyme or reason, just grabbing up a pen that I felt like using at the moment! Having an assortment of pens comes in handy because it can also be a way to express the mood you’re feeling when adding to your booklet.

tagFlip-jun22ctm-11 tagFlip-jun22ctm-06

When it came time to put my third Cards Kit project of the month together, I found myself staring at tags and die-cuts I had already made on leftover handmade paper, and the beginning of an idea to do something that opened in more than one direction. I just started laying tags out, trying to build the “direction” of everything in my mind as I went, so I didn’t just make a booklet that had “pages” that turned from right-to-left. I cut off bits of the burlap and canvas to make flip-up, flip-downs, and flip-outs. When I ran my washi across, I wrapped it around the tags that were “pages” (not the ones made to flip up or down). I didn’t want to stamp on all of my tags, and I didn’t want to cover the whole surface – there needed to be someplace to write – so I left some of the tags bare and added in the rest of the tags I had cut.

tagFlip-jun22ctm-10 tagFlip-jun22ctm-09

With some of the smaller die cuts – either solid shapes or outlines/frames – that were from the KaiserCraft white cardstock, I added some of the silver polka-dot washi tape and some stitching around the edges. If it was just an outline, I folded the tape in half so it would stick to itself, and used it as the center of the die-cut, which was also folded in half.

tagFlip-jun22ctm-08

As you can see, there are loads of places to write little notes or tuck in bits of ephemera you want to keep!

Thank you for joining me here in my little corner, I hope you enjoyed this little tag flip booklet and it gave you some ideas for making your own personalized little booklet.

Stay Crafty, Friends


Corner Scraps can also be found at:

Corner Scraps Studio Etsy

Corner Scraps Instagram

Corner Scraps Facebook

Corner Scraps YouTube

Corner Scraps Pinterest

Tres Jolie can also be found at:

Tres Jolie Facebook

Tres Jolie Instagram

Tres Jolie Website

Tres Jolie Subscriptions

Tres Jolie Blog

Tres Jolie YouTube

Tres Jolie Pinterest


Tres Jolie Insta Square Frame

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

Some items (non-Tres Jolie) contain an affiliate link where I earn a small commission at no extra cost to you!

*49 & Market “Cream” Burlap Ribbon; Canvas Corp Canvas Fringe; Hazel & Ruby Fat Roll “Quote Me;” Scotch Silver Polka Dot Washi Tape; Aleene’s Tacky Glue; JudiKins Diamond Glaze; paperclips; brads; metal tabs; handmade paper; thread

Tres Jolie Kit Club–Memory Dex Cards!–June 2022 Cards, Tags, & More Kit

Hey, y’all!

We’re halfway through June, and this week I have some Memory Dex cards for you that I created using items from this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit from Tres Jolie Kit Club and items from my stash – quite a few from previous Tres Jolie Kits! Check out my video to see what I did for each of the cards I made – then grab up your supplies and create your own Memory Dex card(s).

memoryDex-jun22ctm-04

I had bought the Heidi Swapp Memory Dex Spinner quite some time ago, and had originally thought of grabbing up some spray paint and changing the color – I might still do that – but I grabbed it up for this project so I’d have someplace to put my cards when they were done, and to make sure I didn’t make them too tall to clear the bottom! Depending on what kind of “–dex” system you have – be it a spinner, a box, something vintage, or something custom made – you can get very creative on how your Memory Dex cards are made! If, for example, you have the Memory Dex Box, you don’t have to worry about height, only width! (After this project was completed I happened to find a vintage Rolodex® system that would allow cards to fit in without any height or width restrictions!! *happy dance*)


Video:


A closer look at the cards I made:

memoryDex-jun22ctm-06 memoryDex-jun22ctm-09

My Concord & 9th “Lucky” Die cuts the three layers – thick line and outline from one die, thin line from another – so I made two lucky cards. The thick line and outline were cut from a half sheet of the white cardstock that I hand-inked up using a variety of Distress Oxides from my stash. The white pieces were from another partial sheet of the KaiserCraft cardstock, and on some of those, like the butterfly, I added some Distress Oxide to give a pop of color. I didn’t have any particular plans when I set out to make my cards, I just cut a lot of pieces and started layering; generally ending with a few of the Eyelet Outlet jewels and/or some of the small Prima butterflies.

memoryDex-jun22ctm-07

I made my “Imagine” card a shaker card by cutting a circle out of the pink striped paper from this month’s kit, adding a sheet of craft foam with a circle cut out as a spacer, and filling it with some of the beads and sequins from the Buttons Galore cube from Septembers (2021) Cards Kit. I just used some plastic from an old package of die cuts – I often save the harder/stiffer plastic packaging for just this reason! – and stitched it in place with some metallic silver thread. My “Imagine” as a layer of the “Gamboge” Stencil Butter on it from the Mixed Media Kit and, while it was still wet, I sprinkled some Lindy’s Magical Powder on and spritzed it with a little water.

memoryDex-jun22ctm-05 memoryDex-jun22ctm-12

These two cards were really a couple of “let’s see how these parts work together” cards! The “grateful” card has a slot cut from the top (the label die from Tim Holtz’s “Stitched Slots”) that I just tucked a couple of large die cuts into after giving them a little color. The flower is just inked with some Distress Oxide, and the leaves have some Lindy’s Magical’s sprinkled on them. I cut the card from my inked KaiserCraft sheet, backed it with some of my leftover handmade paper, and added some stamping, jewels, & butterflies. The “grateful” had originally been stamped, but it didn’t show up very well, so I traced over it with a gel pen.

I wasn’t sure when I cut it if I would use the Bird Branch die, but I added some Magical’s, let it dry, and thought about what I’d do with it while working on other cards. Eventually, it came time to play with it, and I found that I liked how it looked with the oval frame, but the frame needed some color too! So on went some Magical and PearlEx powders. The card is another cut from my inked sheet and has some of the “Grecian Gold” Modeling paste (from the Mixed Media Kit this month!) dabbed on with my finger for a little shine. Then, to add a bit from this month’s Card’s Kit, I popped on a tab punched from one of the papers, added some orange jewels, and a Tim Holtz “Small Talk” sticker from my stash.

memoryDex-jun22ctm-11 memoryDex-jun22ctm-15

These two Memory Dex cards were made from a piece of scrap cardstock that I practiced a couple of mixed media ideas on. I have some texture paste, mica powder, and Magical powder on the base tag/Memory Dex, then I stamped the butterfly from the stamp in this month’s kit, I cut a tag-shaped frame out from my inked paper, layered a couple of more tags vertically, popped in a flower, added my jewels and phrase.

While I was doing all of my cutting, I decided to make a round Memory Dex card, so I used one of my circle dies to cut out the inked stenciling I had done (stencil from this month’s Mixed Media kit!). I stamped on the butterfly and phrase, attached a rectangle bottom, and ran it through my sewing machine a few times. The final touches were some Distress Oxide around the edges and the jewels.

memoryDex-jun22ctm-10

When I first started this card I had thought of just attaching the pocket to another card, but as I was putting it together, I decided that I much preferred the pocket as the card! The top slot is backed by some pink cardstock from my stash, and the rest of the slots are back with white cardstock – what had been the original Memory Dex shaped card. The Tim Holtz “Stitched Slots” die is the perfect size for the spinner, I just punched the slots at the bottom and popped it right on. I used some of the smaller tags, cut with the tag dies from this month’s kit and cut from this month’s papers, to stick on some “Small Talk” phrases and slipped them into the slots. They don’t weigh a lot, so the friction between the papers is enough to hold them in place when they are upside down on the spinner. I then just added some of my die-cut hearts, outlined them with a yellow gel pen, added the label, and another “Small Talk” sticker.

memoryDex-jun22ctm-13 memoryDex-jun22ctm-14

The card with the bicycle stamped on it was probably the fastest to put together because all I did is layer up the different circles I had already cut out! I used the pink striped circle to fill the circle in the card base, then put the layers through my Sizzix using the dot embossing folder that had come with the machine, added that half-circle with some Lindy’s Magical’s stenciled on, and then all of the other plain circles. To add some contrast to all those circles, I popped on one of the smallest tags, then stamped on the bicycle and added the butterfly and phrase.

My “Spring” card was my first of the batch! I trimmed an inch off the width of a 3”x5” index card so it would fit on the spinner, used the stamp from this month to just get the flowers to peek out from behind the tag, and splattered it with some “Lemon” Glossy Spray. The tag is from some pink cardstock I had that was already adhered to an adhesive sheet. I used the thin scraps from my Folio at the beginning of the month, and just randomly layered them on the adhesive. I then cut the tag using the next to largest die in the set, peeled the protective paper the rest of the way off, and brushed on some Finnabair Mica Powder. Then I just finished up the details with some flowers, jewels, a butterfly, and the small tag.

memoryDex-jun22ctm-08

Lastly, my “document” card. The die-cut word was too long to fit on the Memory Dex Spinner, so I cut it where it could be hyphenated, clipped off an end of the cross-mark on the “t” to use as the hyphen, and layered up a couple tags and a tab on the base card. I used some of the “Grecian Gold” Modeling paste on “document,” the stars and diamonds are from my Concord & 9th Lucky Die Set, there’s a little stamping, and a few jewels, and this card was done!

memoryDex-jun22ctm-01 memoryDex-jun22ctm-02 memoryDex-jun22ctm-03

Thank you for joining me here in my corner! I hope you enjoyed seeing these cards and they inspired you to make your own Memory Dex card or two!

Stay Crafty, Friends


Corner Scraps can also be found at:

Corner Scraps Studio Etsy

Corner Scraps Instagram

Corner Scraps Facebook

Corner Scraps YouTube

Corner Scraps Pinterest

Tres Jolie can also be found at:

Tres Jolie Facebook

Tres Jolie Instagram

Tres Jolie Website

Tres Jolie Subscriptions

Tres Jolie Blog

Tres Jolie YouTube

Tres Jolie Pinterest


Tres Jolie Insta Square Frame

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

Some items (non-Tres Jolie) contain an affiliate link where I earn a commission at no extra cost to you!

Lindy’s Gang: Magical Shaker: *Guten Tag Teal, *Oktoberfest Orange, & Yodeling Yellow, & *Magical “Bougainvillea Fuchsia;” *Jacquard PearlEx “Misty Lavender;” Ranger/Dina Wakley: *Glossy Spray “Lemon;” Prima/Finnabair: *“Vintage Roses” & *“Pearls & Crystals” Mica Sets; Darice: *“Mosaic Butterfly” Embossing Folder; *Embossing Essentials “Oblong Frames,” & *Embossing Essentials “Oblong Doily Frames;” Dress My Craft: *“Classic Doily” & *“Crochet Doily” Dies; Buttons Galore: *“28 Lilac Lane;” Ranger Opaque Matte Texture Paste; StazOn “Olive Green” StazOn “Royal Purple” Ranger/Tim Holtz: Distress Oxide Spray “Dried Marigold” Distress Oxide “Speckled Egg” Distress Oxide “Squeezed Lemonade” Distress Oxide “Kitsch Flamingo” Distress Oxide “Villainous Potion” Distress Ink “Villainous Potion” Distress Ink “Speckled Egg” Ranger/Wendy Vecchi: Archival Ink “Watering Can” idea-ology/Tim Holtz “Small Talk” Concord & 9th “Lucky” Die Set, Heidi Swapp: “Imagine” Die, “Document” Die, Memory Dex Dies (Oval) Memory Dex Punch & Memory Dex Spinner (Black) Spellbinders Tool ‘n One & Standard Circle Nestabilities; We R Memory Keepers 3-Way Corner Punch & Tab Punch; Sizzix: Big Shot Plus (Big Shot Plus Starter Kit) Sizzix/Tim Holtz: “Tattered Florals” & “Bird Branch” Bigz Dies, & “Stitched Slots” Thinlits; Sakura Gelly Roll Moonlight & Gelly Roll Souffle Pens; Scrapbook Adhesives 12×12 Adhesive Sheet; Aleene’s Tacky Glue; Krylon Workable Fixatif; JudiKins Diamond Glaze & MicroGlaze; Art Glitter Glue; adhesive foam squares; Tonic/Tim Holtz Stamp Platform; We R Memory Keepers 3-way Corner Punch; Unbranded Memory Dex/Rolodex Dies; blending brushes; 1/4” & 1/8” double sided tape, craft foam; *spray bottle; 3×5 index cards

Tres Jolie Kit Club–Tag Folio!-June 2022 Cards, Tags, & More Kit

Hey, y’all!

Welcome to June! Did you get a chance to check out the kit reveals yesterday? This month’s kits are just fab!

For my first June project, I made a little tag-filled folio using this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit from Tres Jolie Kit Club, a few extras from my stash (ink, thread, & eyelets), and a cut file I created (I have the measurements I used listed below!).

So, grab your supplies and make yourself a little tag-folio!

tagFolio-Jun2022-01

I have a two-part tutorial (well, I talked a lot at any rate!) for this folio, part 1 is the tag cutting and base construction, and part 2 is the decorating and final touches. I go over cutting your folio base by hand if you aren’t using an electronic cutting machine, and my assembly process when putting everything together.


Part 1: Tag Cutting & Base Construction

Part 2: Decorating & Final Touches


tagFolio-Jun2022-02

tagFolio-Jun2022-03

First, a quick look at all the tags I made for my folio. I die cut a full sheet of the white cardstock, and six sheets of the patterned paper into a variety of tags – some to use this week, some to have ready for the rest of my projects this month. I used the white tags as my base, tore the patterned paper tags at about a 1/3rd – 2/3rd split, and mixed and matched the sides. I have had those butterfly eyelets for years now, and I thought it was about time to use some up, so I popped them into the holes on the tags.

I used a full sheet of the white cardstock to make my base. I have vertical score lines at 3-3/4”, 4”, 4-1/4”, 7-3/4”, 8”, and 8-1/4” and a horizontal score line 6” from the top. I didn’t cut the bottom 1/2” with the barcode and “KaiserCraft” off my sheet, so I have a score line at 12” also. I actually used that little bit during the construction to “protect” the bottom edges of my pockets during construction! Check out the image below to see all the measurements, plus I have some slot placement templates.

tagFolio-baseDimension


Slot Measurements:

tagFolio-slotDimension


Slot positioning templates are available as a PDF from my personal (non-Tres Jolie!!) DropBox for personal use only, please (attribution appreciated, but not required). When printed, the panels should be 4”x6” for an easy lineup with your edges and score lines – although printers & printer settings may vary! (Note: when testing, I made sure to print “actual size” from the printer dialog box and not “to fit” because Adobe and/or my printer wanted to make the 8-1/2”x11” image smaller to fit with margins on an 8-1/2”x11” sheet of paper!)

base-slot-templates-printable-pg1

base-slot-templates-printable-pg2


I made a pocket for each slot of my folio, but I have also added the measurements for alternate pockets so you have a variety to choose from:

tagFolio-sixPocketDimension

*Measurements are to the center of the slot*

tagFolio-pocketOptions



Part 1 of my videos covers the construction of the folio base, so I’ll just add some refresher details here on the blog. I lined my pockets up carefully, and got them in place – they are sized to be able to just be folded in half to fit – more or less – there may be a couple that requires some tweaking by folding slightly more than half. I used a combination of double-sided tape and glue to hold everything together – because I like adhesion! You could easily put it all together with just one or the other!!

Before I folded the folio over to close it up, I added a length of the seam binding from the kit across the middle, cut a slot in the hinge between the middle and last panel so I could feed the seam binding through and I would be able to tie it together when that last panel was folded in. For the end of the seam binding that came out of the edge of the folio, I added a couple of tiny staples to help keep it in place through all the tying.

I wanted to reinforce the hinges some, but I didn’t want to add a lot of bulk, so I used the cover sheet from the paper pack to reinforce the hinges on the [folded over] inside of the folio and to reinforce and add some more color to the hinges between the panels on the [visible] inside of the folio. After I had the folio folded in half and glued together, I added the last bit of seam binding to the outside of my hinges to help reinforce all the bending of the paper and cardstock.

tagFolio-Jun2022-10

tagFolio-Jun2022-06


With my base finally put together, it was time to start getting the finishing touches done, so I added the papers I had chosen for the outside of the folio. Since I was going to be adding stitching around my edge, I didn’t worry about making sure my adhesive went all the way to the edge, if you aren’t going to add stitching, you will want to make sure you have a secure seal so your cover paper doesn’t pull up!

Even though I wasn’t going to be doing my stitching yet, I wanted to get my holes made so I would know where my stitching would be, so I made a template that would help me make sure everything was spaced evenly and lined up where I wanted them. You can grab that template as a PDF from my personal DropBox if you would like to use it for your personal folio. I have it made to print on two sheets, with a little overlap in the middle to help line the holes up. Printers being what they are, you may or may not get lucky enough to have it print “perfect!” I didn’t get that lucky, but my second page was only a hair “off” so it wasn’t a big problem. (Note: Just like with the slot templates, make sure you print “actual size” and not “to fit”!)

After my holes were all poked through, I cut some 3/16” stripes of white cardstock and a 1/8” strip to use as a spacer so I could even out how my hinge papers looked. I used the 1/8” strip to add the space between the edges of the holes and the edge of the 3/16” strip. I also added 3/16” strips to the outer [vertical] edges so my slot reinforcements would sit evenly (I also have a layer of cardstock under slot reinforcements – so my tag slots are super reinforced now!). I inked up my slot covers and glued them in place.

tagFolio-reinforceDimension

tagFolio-Jun2022-09

tagFolio-Jun2022-12

stitchGuide

Now it was finally time to start thinking about how I wanted to decorate the folio, and which finishing touches I wanted to add. I used my “Royal Purple” StazOn to stamp my butterfly images and to dye my seam binding tie closure. For my main image/cluster, I go over getting permanent ink to bleed out and create the shadow effect in the second video. A helpful “fix” for images that don’t stamp clearly! (Personally, if I were to do this project again, I would add my stamping to the cover paper before adding it to the folio. It was all the pocket layers that caused the stamping issues because it was no longer flat!) Anyhow, even if something goes “wrong,” there is always a “fix.” In this case, I used some 91% isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol to cause my StazOn to bleed. I added my inks to the cardstock, then stamped the image on and fussy cut it out. The flowers and leaves are glued flat to the surface, offset just a touch to give a shadow effect, and the butterfly is popped up on some foam. The rest of the images I just stamped and left however they came out. (I did use a strip of cardstock to protect my seam binding covered hinges when I wanted to stamp across them.) I popped on some of the orange pearls and thought about what I wanted to add to the panel that folds in.

tagFolio-Jun2022-04 tagFolio-Jun2022-11

On that third panel that folds in, I didn’t want to just leave it blank, so I added a couple of the tags I had cut out. I glued the middle-sized tag on white cardstock near the bottom horizontally and added a tag in the next size up (second largest) as a flap with a simple tab added on. The “bloom” was stamped using the P13 stamp set that had been in February’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit.

tagFolio-Jun2022-07

tagFolio-Jun2022-08

Finally, I decided it was time to add my stitching! I just have a simple blanket stitch around the outside of the folio and some straight stitching along the hinges. I added some extra stitching to wrap up the corners of the folio, and added the last little bits to the decoration – the Prima flowers under the butterfly wings, and the green pearls along the bottom of the tag flap. With all that done, I added my tags to their slots and closed it all up!

tagFolio-Jun2022-05

Thank you for joining me here in my corner, I hope you enjoyed this folio project and have a chance to check out the videos that accompany it! Don’t forget to check out my Etsy shop to get the discounted cut file!

Stay Crafty, Friends


Corner Scraps can also be found at:

Corner Scraps Studio Etsy

Corner Scraps Instagram

Corner Scraps Facebook

Corner Scraps YouTube

Corner Scraps Pinterest

Tres Jolie can also be found at:

Tres Jolie Facebook

Tres Jolie Instagram

Tres Jolie Website

Tres Jolie Subscriptions

Tres Jolie Blog

Tres Jolie YouTube

Tres Jolie Pinterest


Tres Jolie Insta Square Frame

In addition to this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit (*from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used (some non-Tres Jolie Kit Club items contain an affiliate link where I earn a small commission with no extra cost to you!):

*Tim Holtz Distress Ink “Dried Marigold;” *P13 “The Four Seasons: Spring” Stamp Set; *Memento Dew Drop “Angel Pink;” CornerScrapsStudio “Folio” Digital Cut File; StazOn “Royal Purple;” We R Memory Keepers: Foam Mat, Craft Knife, Crop-A-Dile, Crop-A-Dile II, Tab Punch; *spray bottle (with water); bone folder; butterfly eyelets (1/8”); Silhouette Cameo 3; Nicapa 12×12 Cutting Mat; Sizzix Big Shot Plus; EK Tools Score Board; awl; needle; blending brushes; 91% isopropyl alcohol; rainbow variegated embroidery floss (J&P Coats); Art Glitter Glue; 1/8”, 1/4”, & 1” double sided tape; Aleene’s Tacky Glue; JudiKins Diamond Glaze; Fray-No-More; doubled-sided adhesive foam strips

Tres Jolie Kit Club–Mini Tag Booklet-April 2022 Cards, Tags, & More Kit

Hey, y’all! Welcome back to the Corner Scraps Blog!

This week I used the April Cards, Tags, & More Kit from Tres Jolie Kit Club to create a Mini Tag Booklet. I assure you, it looks more “complicated” than it was. I grabbed up some bits of fabric and eyelets from my stash, my Mini-Cinch & wire, and some punches to put this little booklet together. Check out the video to see how it came along!

Apr2022-CTM-TagNoteBook-10

Tag pages created from the envelopes and cards, holding tags from the tag pack!


Video:


Front & back:

TagNotebook-SneakPeek Apr2022-CTM-TagNoteBook-02

I used some light sage thread for my page edges, pink, green, and orange eyelets, and some rust & green fabric bits for tabs and through the eyelets. The booklet is bound together with some orange We R Memory Keepers binding wire (.625-inch). I also added on the front cover phrase & “stitch” rub-ons.

Apr2022-CTM-TagNoteBook-09 Apr2022-CTM-TagNoteBook-08

There isn’t really a lot of “extras” in this project – stitching, fabric, eyelets, punches, & binding – the rest comes from this month’s kit! I cut up a couple of the envelopes, leaving some of the flaps to make pockets, or cut down some of the cards and stitched them together. To reinforce my edges and add some texture and decoration, I added some decorative stitches with my sewing machine.

Apr2022-CTM-TagNoteBook-07

Apr2022-CTM-TagNoteBook-03

Apr2022-CTM-TagNoteBook-04

Some pages were a combination of cards or envelopes to make the pocket pages. I used my We R Memory Keepers “Tab” punch to make some of the tabs, and I created a little pocket and used my circle punch to make a thumb hole. Some of the pages, like the third one in the above table, have double pockets!

Apr2022-CTM-TagNoteBook-05 Apr2022-CTM-TagNoteBook-06

I couldn’t forget to add in some of the flowers from this month! I used the rub-on leaves, popped on the flowers, and added some JudiKins Diamond Glaze to the centers to help protect them.

Apr2022-CTM-TagNoteBook-01

Thank you for joining me here in my corner, I hope you enjoyed this Tag Booklet and it gave you some ideas of what can be made using this month’s Tres Jolie Cards, Tags, & More Kit!

Stay Crafty, Friends


Did you get a kit? Share what you made in our Facebook Group!

Thank you for joining us here at Tres Jolie Kits!


Corner Scraps can be found at the following places:

Corner Scraps Studio Etsy

Corner Scraps Instagram

Corner Scraps Facebook

Corner Scraps YouTube

Corner Scraps Pinterest


ctm-insta

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

We R Memory Keepers: Mini Cinch, Binding Wires (Orange, 0.625”), Tab Punch, 3-way Corner Punch, Crop-A-Dile; & Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper; Fiskars 1-1/2” Circle Punch; Light Sage Thread; UHU Stic; JudiKins Diamond Glaze; eyelets; fabric scraps

Tres Jolie Kit Club–Gel Plate Printing!!!–April 2022 Mood Board

Hey, y’all! Welcome back to the Corner Scraps Blog!

This week I am focusing on the Mixed Media Kit from Tres Jolie Kit Club, and while I do make a few sample projects, my focus is really going to be on what a gel plate can do! I find gel printing to be incredibly addictive – I can sit for hours without noticing time passing while I peel paper after paper off.

Apr2022-GelPrinting-12

I do manage to add some mood board inspiration as well. I love citrus, not so much eating or drinking (I don’t care for sour), but for reasons I can’t explain, I love how citrus fruits LOOK – so I made a cut file that finds its way onto the gel plate! Check out my video to see all the ways I used the gel printing plate and the mixed media kit this month.


Video:


April 2022 Moodboard:

moodboard

April’s mood board challenge rules:

  • 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.
  • The twist for this month is SPRINGTIME MADNESS.
  • 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.
  • Place your entries in the April 2022 challenge folder on the Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe Facebook page. This challenge ends on April 30th, 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 limited the same winner to once every 3 months).

Papers:

Apr2022-GelPrinting-10 Apr2022-GelPrinting-09

Here are a couple images of some of my finished papers – of course by “finished” I mean from this session! I may or may not decide to add more in the future! You can see my Citrus Cut File (mostly) survived being used over and over again, and I now have some gel plate printed citrus slices!


Easter Eggs:

Apr2022-GelPrinting-03

I just happened to come across a package of four wooden Easter Eggs in Wal-Mart, and decided they would be fun to use with the gel plate! If you saw my December 2021 Mixed Media Kit Project “Sleigh Bells,” then you already know I like to use more than paper on my gel plates! So I did it again, this time with some Easter Eggs.

Apr2022-GelPrinting-02 Apr2022-GelPrinting-06

The egg on the left is just multiple layers from gel printing, tipped off with some splatters from the Dina Wakley Gloss Sprays found in this month’s kit. The Egg on the right also has multiple layers, but I also used the Citrus Cut File on the gel plate and then came in and added some gel pen after it was all dry to really make the slices stand out!

Apr2022-GelPrinting-04 Apr2022-GelPrinting-05

For the “Spring” Egg, I used a flower-filled egg stencil I’ve had for years (no idea where it came from) and my Dina Wakley Spray to give some fun flowers to my gel printed background, then just grabbed a gel pen to add “Spring.” For the egg on the right, after my background layers were dry, I grabbed a white oil pastel to draw on some flowers! Oil pastels make a great resist, so I just added my Dina Wakley Gloss Sprays to color the stems and petals.


Envelopes:

Apr2022-GelPrinting-07 Apr2022-GelPrinting-08

Once your gel prints are dry, you can fold them up and create custom envelopes with your original papers! Well I used a sheet of regular printer paper for my examples, if I had started with envelopes in mind, I would have used some cardstock for my envelope prints, but I don’t always know where I’m headed when I do most projects, and this week was no exception!

I added a bit of the Citrus Cut File and I made some paper Easter Eggs to layer up. Fun to make, and I have some one-of-a-kind envelopes. I also want to add that after they are dry, the Glossy Sprays make great resists!


Backgrounds for my tag and ATC:

Apr2022-GelPrinting-13 Apr2022-GelPrinting-01

For the tag, I started tearing up some of my papers and layered them up, and added some Citrus slices using some Liquitex Matte Medium. After the matte medium was dry, I went back with my gel pens to add some accents to the rinds and scribbled on some flowers. I then came back with my glossy sprays and filled in the citrus slices. I can’t say this tag is “done”, but I wanted to do a little something that showed a few examples for layering and color. For my ATC, I grabbed up my Prima ATC blanks, some bits of the paper I had made, and glued them in place before taking it over to my sewing machine and adding some random “scribble” stitches. Then I came back and popped on a few chipboard pieces from my stash to complete the card.


Apr2022-GelPrinting-11

Thank you for joining me here in my corner! I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the different ways a gel plate can be used for making your own custom prints—half the fun is in the experimentation!

Stay Crafty, Friends


Did you get a kit? Share what you made in our Facebook Group!

Thank you for joining us here at Tres Jolie Kits!


Tres Jolie can be found at the following places:

Tres Jolie Facebook

Tres Jolie Instagram

Tres Jolie Website

Tres Jolie Subscriptions

Tres Jolie Blog

Tres Jolie YouTube

Tres Jolie Pinterest


mm-insta

In addition to this month’s Mixed Media Kit (*from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:

Corner Scraps Studio: “Citrus” Cut File; *Jacquard Lumiere “Halo Violet Gold;” Dina Wakley Media: Heavy Body Acrylic Paint “Lemon,” *Acrylic Paint: “Tangerine” & “Lemon;” Vicki Boutin “Juicy Pear” Acrylic Paint; *FolkArt “Silver Sterling” Metallic Acrylic Paint; *DecoArt “Lavender” Acrylic Paint;” Apple Barrel “White” & “Pavement” Matte Acrylic Paint; *Tim Holtz Stencil: THMS117; Acrylic Paint Pens; Gel Press 8×10 & Petites; Ranger Heat-It Tool; We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board; oil pastels; black Stabilo pencil; Sakura Pens (metallic, Moonlight, Soufflé, Glaze); Aen Art Pen (glitter); craft sticks (i.e. popsicle sticks, tongue depressors); cheese cloth; corrugated cardboard; vinyl sink mat; fabric flowers; wooden eggs; *Ranger Craft Tags; *Prima ATC Cards; Simple Stories “Good Vibes” Chipboard Stickers; Bella Blvd Ciao Chip “Adventure;” printer paper; craft foam sheets; string/yarn; hot glue gun & hot glue sticks; UHU Stic; Liquitex Matte Medium

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)

FRAMED-20211117_164653

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!


Video:


Boxes:

FRAMED-20211117_165019 FRAMED-20211117_164937

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.)

FRAMED-20211117_164901

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!

FRAMED-20211117_164959 FRAMED-20211117_164950

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:

FRAMED-20211117_165223

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!

FRAMED-20211117_165133

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!


FRAMED-20211117_164724

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!

Stay Crafty, Friends


Did you get a kit? Share what you made in our Facebook Group!

Thank you for joining us here at Tres Jolie Kits!


Tres Jolie can be found at the following places:

Tres Jolie Facebook

Tres Jolie Instagram

Tres Jolie Website

Tres Jolie Subscriptions

Tres Jolie Blog

Tres Jolie YouTube

Tres Jolie Pinterest


ct&mkit

*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-Tags-November 2021 Cards, Tags, & More Kit

Hey, all! Welcome back to my corner!

Today I’m bringing you my first project—some Autumn Tags–for November using the Cards, Tags, & More Kit from Tres Jolie Kit Club. This month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit is filled with Tres Jolie Chipboard and Prima’s “Hello Pink Autumn,” a wonderful combination to work with!

FRAMED-20211024_120939

The tags are from Tres Jolie, and make a wonderful, sturdy base to build on! Check out my video to see how I put this project together!


Video:


Below you will find two photos of each tag—one of the tag as a whole, and one close-up of the cluster.

FRAMED-20211030_093601 FRAMED-20211030_093621

Each tag has some base similarities – I used some Lindy’s Gang embossing powder on the chipboard shapes and along the edges of the chipboard tags, I used different paper patterns to “break up” the background of the tag, and I added some plain, dark brown sewing machine thread to give a bit of extra texture.

FRAMED-20211030_093656 FRAMED-20211030_093713

Each tag also only has one “set” of matching flowers from the flower pack. With all the other patterns and pieces on the tags I wanted the flowers to stand out and not just become more of the background.

FRAMED-20211030_093800 FRAMED-20211030_093810

These tags went together rather quickly with the help of my hot glue gun! I just piled on some glue and added my pieces! Hot glue is also great for helping to add shape to flat pieces! After shaping, I just fill the curves with some hot glue to keep my curves in place.

FRAMED-20211030_093521

Thank you for joining me here in my corner! I hope you enjoyed this project and it gave you some ideas of what you can do using items from this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit!

Stay Crafty, Friends!


Did you get a kit? Share what you made in our Facebook Group!

Thank you for joining us here at Tres Jolie Kits!


Tres Jolie can be found at the following places:

Tres Jolie Facebook

Tres Jolie Instagram

Tres Jolie Website

Tres Jolie Subscriptions

Tres Jolie Blog

Tres Jolie YouTube

Tres Jolie Pinterest


Nov21-CT&Mkit

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

*Lindy’s Gang: “Midnight Violet” Embossing Powder; *MyScrapCabinShop Seam Binding; Art Glitter Glue; Scotch ATG; X-Acto Knife; Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink; Dark Brown Thread

Tres Jolie Kit Club-Paperclay & a Tag Booklet-Aug. 2021 Cards, Tags, & More Kit

Hey, all! Welcome back to my corner!

This week I’m bringing you a two part project using the August 2021 Cards, Tags, & More Kit from Tres Jolie Kit Club – part one: paperclay + moulds + paper; part two: tag booklet!

FRAMED-20210721_121034

As I was sitting and looking at the cut-apart sheet from the kit, I couldn’t help but wonder if I could make the wreaths more dimensional. Then it dawned on me – they looked like the would fit in the Stamperia Mould from the July 2021 Mixed Media Kit! Check out my video to see how I used the papers with some different moulds and how I put the quick tag booklet together!


Video:


Now for a few photos. First up, the paperclay pieces I created:

FRAMED-20210721_121457

FRAMED-20210721_121320

The photo on the left shows two wreaths I created using the July Stamperia Mould and papers from this month’s Cards, Tags, and More Kit. The photo on the right shows all the pieces I made using various moulds from my stash!

Next up, the quick little tag booklet:

FRAMED-20210721_120919

FRAMED-20210721_121001

The round wreath was just the right size to add to the front of my tag booklet, and with just a few small embellishments it was all done! Look below for a photo series of making the pockets, plus a link to the original post I got the folding idea from! (*Note: Tag Size: 2-3/8”x3-3/8”)

20210720_111627 20210720_111654
The dashed lines are the folds. The side that is the “back” of the folds is also the side that will show on the front pockets.
20210720_111848 20210720_111825
Add a thin line of clue for to make the

slide-through pocket.

Fold your corners in and add a little glue to

tack them in place.

20210720_111953 20210720_112114
Glue lines if the larger side will be your top

piece.

Glue lines if the smaller side will be your top

piece.

**Original Fabrika Decoru Instagram post where the pocket idea came from! (The 6th slide in the post has a video)

FRAMED-20210720_143958

Thank you for joining me here in my little corner, I hope you enjoyed this project and it gave you some ideas of what you can do with the items found in the August Cards, Tags, & More Kit!

Stay Crafty, Friends


Did you get a kit? Share what you made in our Facebook Group!

Thank you for joining us here at Tres Jolie Kits!


Tres Jolie can be found at the following places:

Tres Jolie Facebook

Tres Jolie Instagram

Tres Jolie Website

Tres Jolie Subscriptions

Tres Jolie Blog

Tres Jolie YouTube

Tres Jolie Pinterest


August 2021 Cards, Tags, & More Kit

In addition to items from this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit (*from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:

*Stamperia Frames Maximould; *Little Birdie “Aqua Sheen” Metallic Wax; Prima/Finnabair Moulds: “Skull & Bones,” “Birds & Bats,” “Nocturnal Elements,” & *“Fairy Garden;” Creative Paperclay; LineCo PVA Glue & Linen Hinging Tape (1.25”); Art Glitter Glue; Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel; X-Acto Knife; We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile & Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper; EK Tools Score Board; Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher; sheer ribbon; *Lace