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

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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–Slimline Cards-September Cards, Tags, & More Kit

Hey, all! Welcome back to my corner!

This week I’m bring you some slimline cards I made using the September Cards, Tags, & More Kit from Tres Jolie Kit Club, plus some items from my stash—most are from previous Tres Jolie Kits! (Tres Jolie Kits are a great way to add to your stash!) Check out my video to see how I did these slimlines!

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Slimline’s are (were? LOL) originally intended to be created to fit in a standard (No. 10) letter envelope. All of my slimlines this week would easily fit into that size, although in the U.S. if the weight is over 1oz, or if the item is particularly rigid, postage beyond a single stamp may be necessary. If in doubt, go to your local post office and ask! Check out my photos below of each individual card:

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“Congratulations”: Layered doily die cuts over the negative cuts in the background paper, on top of my mixed media layer with clear beads circling the solid center of the doily from the Buttons Galore cube in the kit.

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“Hello!”: Since I had done my mixed media layers all at once, this card was really very quick to finish up. I added my papers, then realized it needed some of the stencil butter on it, spread that on and set if off to the side to dry. Once dry I added my doily with the “Hello!” stamped directly on it and finished it off with three clear sequins.

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“Thinking of You”: This one is super simple assembly! I just added some of the patterned paper on top of my mixed media background and some thin strips that I had left over from my ATC project (Sept. 2nd video); I tucked in a few of the fussy cut flowers under the sentiment and added some sequins!

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“With Love”: Once again I needed to add some of the stencil butter so I just randomly stenciled it on in three random area. I fussy cut the banner & sentiment out after they were embossed, stuck it down, and added some light pink sequins to the areas of stencil butter.

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“You’re Amazing”: Again I needed to add some of the stencil butter since I hadn’t added any to the mixed media background I used, so I tried very carefully to keep it at the center of the doilies. Unfortunately I only thought of the stencil butter after I had attached to doilies to the card, so it was a little difficult! I stamped and fussy cut the sentiment, tucked in some of the fussy cut flowers, and made three groups of the sequins.

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Thank you for joining me here in my little corner! I hope you enjoyed these slimlines and they gave you some ideas of what can be done with the items found in this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit!

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

*TCW: “Fuchsia” Stencil Butter; *Gina K Designs: “Turquoise Sea” Glitz Glitter Gel; Lindy’s Gang: *Magical Shaker “Guten Tag Teal,” Starburst Squirt “Emerald Eh?!”, & Embossing Powder “Guten Tag Teal”; Prima *Stencil “Flourish,” Prima/Finnabair *Stencil “Passiflora”; *Bazzill 8.5/11in “White OP” Cardstock; EK Tools Scoreboard; Scrapbook Adhesives: Adhesive Sheets; foam squares; Tonic/Tim Holtz Stamp Platform; Ranger Brayer; Art Glitter Glue; Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink; Acrylic Blocks

Tres Jolie Kit Club-September Cards, Tags, & More Kit-ATCs

Hey all! Welcome back to my corner!

Whew! Already September?! Living in the South I am truly looking forward to cooler days getting here!

To get us going this month I have a set of ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) I put together using [almost 100% only] of the Cards, Tags, & More Kit from Tres Jolie Kit Club!

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The only non-kit items (besides tools & adhesives) are the ink I stamped with and some basic white thread. These ATCs went together quick and easy! The lonest process I had was fussy cutting; something that can be done while watching T.V. or a movie. Which makes it easier for me, because otherwise I tend to get bored doing all that cutting! (I have a love/hate relationship with fussy cutting, I love the results, the process—not so much LOL!) Check out my video to see how these ATCs came together!


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After I had my bases ready, assembly went quick and easy thanks to my hot glue gun! Hot glue can be so versatile and handy because you can use it to quickly build up and support your embellishments—and as soon as it’s cooled, you’re good to go! No dry time needed!

For some extra texture I added some “nests” of regular thread—the same one I used to stitch the edges—it was a little trick I picked up from Missy Whidden a few years ago (she does it to her layouts quiet often).

I used some Prima Fluid Chalk Ink from my stash to stamp the banners and words, then just fussy cut them out and used some hot glue to help hold the curve and attach them to the ATCs.

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The only wet glue I used for these ATCs was some heavy gel medium that I randomly brushed on to hold my sequins and beads in place, and that didn’t take long to dry since it wasn’t thick. Plus, it dries clear, so now those sequins and beads look like they are just sitting there!

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Thank you for joining us here in my corner! I hope you enjoyed these ATCs and they gave you some ideas of what can be done with the items found in this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit!

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September 2021 Cards, Tags, & More Kit:

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

*Prima/Ingvild Bolme “Blossom Red” Quick Dry Fluid Chalk Ink, Liquitex Super Heavy Matte Gel, Hot Glue Gun/Hot Glue Sticks, Scotch ATG, white thread, Sizzix Big Shot Plus & Cutting Mats

Tres Jolie Kit Club-September 2020 Reveal

Hey, all! Welcome to the September 2020 Kit Reveal!

The September 2020 kit is filled with  gorgeous new to us products from ScrapBoys. These papers scream fall and are great for masculine pages. You will find a lovely assortment of patterned papers and perfectly coordinated embellishments. 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 September 2020 kits:

scrapbook kit*Scrapbook Kit*

Mixed media kit
*Mixed Media Kit*

Card kit*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).

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

Here are a few little teases from me using the Mixed Media Kit:

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Please stop by the other designers blogs and check out their sneak peaks. They are listed below:

Cris Cunningham

Rae Moses

Jeanne Rodriguez

Michelle Saunders


For the monthly challenge we have a gorgeous mood board. The mood board can easily be used to create a card, tag, layout or even an altered project. The challenge is open to everyone, however we would love to see what you do with our kit(s) and our mood board.

Here is the mood board:

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Place your entries in the September 2020 challenge folder on Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe Facebook page. This challenge ends on September 30th, 2020 at 11:59 pm CST.


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