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.


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


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


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!


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!


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!

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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

Creative Embellishments May 2020 Challenge-Steampunk Card

Hey, all! This is the last project I’m doing for May, but I’ll be back on June 1, 2020 with the Tres Jolie Kit Club Reveal!

Today I have a steampunk card I created for the May Challenge over on the Creative Embellishments Blog.


I don’t know what I’ll be doing with the card yet, but it’s good to have some one hand! Or so I’ve heard, I’m not a real big card maker, I find them difficult to do! But I’m happy with how this one has come out! All of the chipboard gears, the ATCoins, and the Circle Shaker Set are from Creative Embellishments, I just added the Patina and Rust Effect Pastes to go with my old, DCWV paper.


Creative Embellishments Challenge Inspiration – Twist: Use Numbers

Check out my quick process video!

Now for a few close-ups:

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I always say “that was easy” after I finish a card, but I always have trouble getting myself to make another one! Maybe I’ll slowly (likely very, very slowly!) start making more!
I hope you enjoyed this card & thank you for joining me here in my corner!


Creative Embellishments – “Circle Shaker Set,” various “Gear Sets” for all of the chipboard gears, and “Steampunk Artist Trading Coins,” Stamperia Rice Paper (DFSA4242), ReneaBouquets – “Bronzed Teal” Beautiful Beads, Prima/Finnabair Rust Effect & Patina Effect Paste Sets, Prima/Ingvild Bolme Tiny Junkyard Findings “Nailheads” & “Special Screws,” DCWV “Tattered Time” Cardstock, Little Birdie “Caribbean Teal” Tinted Metallic Paint, Emerald Creek/Seth Apter Baked Texture “Vintage Beeswax,” Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink, Heidi Swapp Wood Veneer, Tim Holtz Distress Collage Mediums “Matte” & “Crazing,” Copper Thread, Unknown “Blue Metallic” Microbeads, Unbranded Metal Gears, Liquitex Black Gesso, BEST 1” Double Sided Tape, FabriTac, Art Glitter Glue, E6000, EK Tools Score Board, Tim Holtz Mini Snips, Spellbinders Tool n One, Ranger Heat-It