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.⁠

G45cards-jul22ctm-11

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


Video:


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.

G45cards-jul22ctm-05 G45cards-jul22ctm-06

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.

G45cards-jul22ctm-01

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.

G45cards-jul22ctm-08 G45cards-jul22ctm-07

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.

G45cards-jul22ctm-09 G45cards-jul22ctm-10

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.

G45cards-jul22ctm-04 G45cards-jul22ctm-02 G45cards-jul22ctm-03 G45cards-jul22ctm-12

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.

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 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 and a little from this month’s Mixed Media Kit (*from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:

Disclaimer: Some [non-Tres Jolie] items may contain an affiliate link, allowing me to earn a small commission at no extra cost to you!

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–Recipe Lapbook–July 2022 Mood Board + Scrapbooking Kit

Hey, y’all!

Ever have one of those projects that was filled with “technical difficulties” all the way through? That was me with this lapbook! My word of advice, if your sewing machine stops working at the beginning of a project, take it as a sign to stop and do a different project! I didn’t heed the warning sign, and while I waited for a replacement sewing machine I kept trying to work – but nothing went right after that! I went from being ahead of schedule with my July projects, to being barely able to finish on time; so a project that I didn’t think would take too long, took way too long!

It’s here though, I finally finished, and I have completed a Recipe Lapbook using this month’s Scrapbooking Kit from Tres Jolie Kit Club for the July 2022 Mood Board.


Jul22-sb moodboard-lapbook-01

I tried to explain my process the best I could in my video; it did become rather difficult to work in an orderly fashion when I had to do what I could while waiting for my sewing machine. Hopefully the video makes some sense, or at least enough sense to give you some idea of what I’m attempting! It’s a rather long video – almost an hour, so you might want to watch it in sections! I couldn’t figure out a good place to split it apart and have it appear continuous since I was already fighting confusion!


Video:


Tres Jolie Insta Square Frame

The mood board this month has some deep, beautiful, summery colors to it, and the papers in this month’s kit are the perfect compliment. And, of course, lemons = lemonade on a hot summer day, and an entire recipe lapbook to go with! Place your entries in the July 2022 challenge folder on Tres Jolie Kit Club Café Facebook page. This challenge ends July 31, 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 three months).

  • 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 – DAYS OF SUMMER
  • We would love to see you use at least one of Tres Jolie’s products on your projects but it isn’t required to play along.
  • It MUST be a new project.

Jul22-sb moodboard-lapbook-07 Jul22-sb moodboard-lapbook-08 Jul22-sb moodboard-lapbook-09

You saw the front cover of my lapbook at the beginning of this post, but I also wanted to show the other three sides of it. After more work than I had hoped, I was able to get the honeycomb chipboard from this month’s Mixed Media Kit to give some nice texture along the spine. If you haven’t seen the video yet, this spine is actually the second spine I made – because the first one wasn’t working; I just couldn’t get the honeycomb to show up. I finally got it to show by using some (metal) nuts that fit inside the chipboard and my iron to get the iron-on adhesive to melt together.

I originally planned on making a single flap for the closure, but the yellow stripe ended up being off center, and that would have drove me nuts! However, I actually like the final closure better, because I like the yellow being horizontal against the vertical of the lemon fabric and the “panels” of the closure area. I didn’t actually tack the fabric down, I used lots of glue, clipped the tacks down to where they would just enter the book cover, and added some 3D Matte Gel to help keep them in place.

Jul22-sb moodboard-lapbook-25 Jul22-sb moodboard-lapbook-11

The main flap on the left side of the lapbook is an accordion folder made from a hanging file folder. I don’t have all of the specific measurements, because I made my folds where the score lines already were on the hanging folder, cut it to the height of my inside cover paper, and just eyeballed how wide I wanted it based on how it would look. However, I do know the sides were cut three inches wide and scored every 1/2-inch for the accordion folds.

On the back of my accordion folder I have a couple of book covers added in as flaps. The larger one is covered in some sari silk, and the smaller one has [what I think] is the last piece of that particular print. I have magnet closures for the smaller book covers, but I didn’t add any closure of the main, accordion folder, flip. Under the accordion folder, I have a double-pocket folder and three mini file folders I created just for this project using sheets of the Simple Stories paper from the kit.

Jul22-sb moodboard-lapbook-12 Jul22-sb moodboard-lapbook-13 Jul22-sb moodboard-lapbook-14

On the front of the larger cover with the sari silk, I added a hinged belly band. I have some 3/4-inch magnetic tape, and I laid a strip down on the cover and on the band. At the top of the band I added a couple of stronger magnets to make sure it would stay shut even with a few recipe cards in place. On the other side of the same cover, I added some homemade glassine (using a tracing paper + semi-gloss spray technique I learned from Nik the Booksmith!) to one of the frames, propped it up on some macramé cord, and turned it into a pocket. The magnetic closure for this flips under to close, and flips out of the way so the pocket is accessible.

Jul22-sb moodboard-lapbook-10

In the spine of the book cover I added a [new and unused!] headband so I could put a removable booklet in. It is a soft cover booklet – I layered the paper with some interface backed fabric – then I popped on the chipboard frame from the kit that I had embossed with a few different powders. After my frame was in place, I filled in the open areas with some Glossy Accents and/or Diamond Glaze, alcohol ink, and to really deepen the black on the bees, I used the “Black Hole Black” Lindy’s Magical Powder from this month’s Mixed Media Kit.

Jul22-sb moodboard-lapbook-02 Jul22-sb moodboard-lapbook-06

I have two folders, filled with more folders/pockets in the booklet – one for main dishes and one for side dishes.

Jul22-sb moodboard-lapbook-03 Jul22-sb moodboard-lapbook-04 Jul22-sb moodboard-lapbook-05

I wanted to add in some charts, so I printed out a couple of different ones on tracing paper using a ledger paper I created as the background, then added my semi-gloss spray to create my “glassine.” I turned the 3-slot chipboard frame into a pocket with some vintage photos to give the “family history” feel.

Jul22-sb moodboard-lapbook-15 Jul22-sb moodboard-lapbook-24 Jul22-sb moodboard-lapbook-16

The right side of the lapbook features a large, fold-out panel with a little box folder on it. The box folder also folds out – it is held in place with some magnets & magnetic tape – to reveal a couple of folder pockets and a little coin pocket I made.

Jul22-sb moodboard-lapbook-17 Jul22-sb moodboard-lapbook-18 Jul22-sb moodboard-lapbook-19

When you flip open the large panel, you will find a little strap holding another book cover in place that has another chart on the front, and a couple of pockets on the back. I added another headband to the hinge of this cover, and created another little removable folder to slide into this space.

Jul22-sb moodboard-lapbook-20 Jul22-sb moodboard-lapbook-21

This folder is a simple one, with just three pockets inside it and a pocket on the back to hold another piece of “glassine” with some helpful hints on it.

Jul22-sb moodboard-lapbook-22 Jul22-sb moodboard-lapbook-23

On the back of that big flap I made, I have a couple of pockets for breakfast and lunch recipes, and some ephemera to add some decoration.

Jul22-sb moodboard-lapbook-26 Jul22-sb moodboard-lapbook-27

Thank you for joining us here at Tres Jolie, I hope you enjoyed this lapbook – even if I did have a few hiccups along the way! Hopefully I didn’t make the video too confusing and was able to explain what was going on clearly – even if it was “out of order” because of my sewing machine fiasco.

Stay Crafty, Friends … and remember, if something breaks at the beginning of a project, take it as a sign! Confused smile Rolling on the floor laughing


Tres Jolie Insta Square Frame

In addition to this month’s Scrapbooking Kit & the Tres Jolie Chipboard & Lindy’s “Black Hole Black” from the Mixed Media Kit (*from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:

**Some [non-Tres Jolie Kit] items contain an affiliate link, allowing me to earn a small commission at no extra cost to you!

Lawn Fawn “Sunflower” Ink Pad , Lindy’s Gang “Desert Moon Turquoise” Embossing Powder , Seth Apter “Rocky Road” Baked Texture , Seth Apter “Vintage Beeswax” Baked Texture , Ranger “Buttercup” Embossing Powder , Ranger “Watering Can” Embossing Powder , Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink “Patina” , Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink “Sunshine Yellow” , Dina Wakley “Lemon” Gloss Spray , Distress Embossing Glaze “Salvaged Patina” , Ranger Perfect Medium Pen/Marker , StazOn “Jet Black” , Hampton Art Block Alphabet Stamp Set , Tim Holtz Index Clips , Tim Holtz Hex Fasteners , Tim Holtz Plaquettes , Stripe Background Lemon Print Outdoor Fabric , Ingvild Bolme Tiny Junkyard Treasures “Vintage Trinkets” , Finnabair 3D Matte Gel , We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile , Crop-A-Dile II , Tab Punch , Hole Reinforcer Punch , Craft Knife , 3-Way Corner Punch , EK Tools Scoreboard , EK Tools “Round Binding Edge” Punch , Recollections 2-1/2” Circle Punch , Fiskars 1” Circle Squeeze Punch , Pellon Fusible Featherweight Interfacing , Heat n Bond Ultra Hold Iron On Adhesive , Heat n Bond Iron On Vinyl , 12”x12” Heavy Chipboard , old book cover , 2” book binding tape , 1” , 1/2” , 1/4” , 1/8” double-sided tape , 3/8” Scor-Pal Scor-Tape , Fabri-Tac , LineCo PVA , LineCo 1.25” Linen Hinging Tape , JudiKins Diamond Glaze , Ranger Glossy Accents , UHU stic , ScotchGard Fabric Protector , Wrights 1/2” “Charcoal” Seam Binding , Mainstays pillow case, blending brushes , Fray No More , black & white bakers twine, Dritz 7/16″ Brushed Nickle Decorative Nails , Basic Grey Large Magnetic Discs , Basic Grey Small Magnetic Discs , unbranded magnetic discs , Xyron 3/4” Magnetic Tape , hanging file folders , “manila” folders , black, white, & grey size 5 variegated thread , black sewing machine thread , Hy-Ko Aluminum Reflective Numbers , brads , eyelets , other fabric (yellow gingham, grey & white plaid, sari silk, aqua & white print), unused headbands , uxcell Silver Tone Metal Label Holders , Bead Landing Macramé 3mm Cotton Cord, Rust-oleum Semi-Gloss Clear

Tres Jolie Kit Club–Mini Junk Journal–April Cards, Tags, & More Kit

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

For my fourth and final April, Tres Jolie Kit Club project I made a Mini Junk Journal using the Cards and Mixed Media Kits. I love mixing vintage and bright; “old” and “new;” and the muted tones of the 49 & Market Cards, Envelopes, and Tags in this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit were the perfect complement to the bright tones of the Dina Wakley Glossy Sprays in the Mixed Media Kit. Check out the video to see how this all went together!

Apr22-MiniJJ-30

My closure is a few layers of fabric and tulle with four large buttons added on and a section of a headband (unused!) sewn onto one end. I also added some simple hand stitches for a little extra interest.

Apr22-MiniJJ-29


Video:


Apr22-MiniJJ-28

Apr22-MiniJJ-01

I used some lightweight chipboard I found in my stash, the floral print from the packaging of the 49 & Market Card Kit, and some teal burlap-ish trim from my stash to create the cover of the journal. I then decorated it with the Tres Jolie Chipboard from the kit and some of the Dina Wakely Glossy Sprays.


These aren’t all of the pages in the journal – only about half – as examples of techniques I used in creating this project!

Apr22-MiniJJ-26

Apr22-MiniJJ-24

I created a few clusters made from bits of fabric and tulle, a tag from the 49 & Market Tag Pack, and a couple of fabric flowers. I used black thread in my sewing machine to stitch the layers together, then added some hand-stitched X’s and hand-stitched the button on. I then glued the clusters along one edge to use as tuck spots. I added a blanket stitch (sewing machine) along the majority of the pages to reinforce the edges and make sure the gel print papers and cardstock backing stayed together! (Even if I did use a lot of glue – I don’t like things coming apart!)

Apr22-MiniJJ-22

Apr22-MiniJJ-21

I didn’t close up the three sides of the envelope to make it, well, an envelope; instead, I left it so it could be all the way unfolded. Throughout the journal, I added in some wax seals – some on pages, some on paperclips.

Apr22-MiniJJ-17

Apr22-MiniJJ-16

Apr22-MiniJJ-13

Not every surface has gel printing on it! I did leave a few sides bare, plus the back of all of the tags – but most of the surfaces have glossy sprays on them, so to write in this journal I think a fine tip marker would work best.

Apr22-MiniJJ-11

On the tags, I used white thread, and instead of punching holes and adding the tag pulls, I crossed two staples from my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.

Apr22-MiniJJ-07

Apr22-MiniJJ-06

Lots of different patterns in this junk journal, but the bright Glossy Sprays work with their muted counterparts on the 49 & Market cards and envelopes – and to really tie it all together, I stuck to just using black and white thread.

Apr22-MiniJJ-04

Apr22-MiniJJ-02

From the front cover to the back cover there is a variety of patterns and colors. The fabric flowers worked fabulously during the gel plate printing process and made their way onto the finished product.

Apr22-MiniJJ-27

The spine of the journal has some scrap fabric, tulle, fabric flowers, and buttons from my stash on it. Like the other flowers throughout the journal, these flowers also have some Glossy Spray added to them.

Thank you for joining me here in my corner! I hope you enjoyed this project – and all of the projects this month – and they gave you some ideas of what you can do!

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


ctm-insta mm-insta

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

*Tonic Nuvo Embellishment Mousse: “Coral Calypso” & “Mother of Pearl;” Tim Holtz tiny Attacher; Finnabair 3D Matte Gel; We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper; Fiskars 1” Circle Punch; cardstock; Ranger Heat-It Tool; wax & wax seal stamps; bookbinding thread & needle; awl; foam mat; hair tie; large paperclips; fabric flowers; LineCo PVA Glue; Aleene’s Tacky Glue; UHU Stic; random scrap fabric; tulle; black & white threads; buttons; hot glue

Tres Jolie Kit Club–Advent Calendar-Moodboard Inspired Project

Hey, all! Welcome back to my corner!

I have, for my moodboard inspired project, an Advent Calendar using the Tres Jolie Kit Club’s Limited Edition Advent Calendar Kit, the December Scrapbooking Kit, and even some of the paint and glitter from the December Mixed Media Kit!

AdventCollage

Now, this project was a rather “hefty” project, and there was more than once I thought about stopping! LOL! But, I recorded my process, so I hope you find it helpful and enjoyable! It did turn into two, longer than I expected, videos though – one for the base, and one for the roof! Check them out!


Part 1 – the base:

Part 2 – the roof:


December 2021 Moodboard:

moodboard


For my base I created my own “stain” using the silver paint from the mixed media kit, the Distress Oxide from the Advent kit, and some clear gesso. I had to cover (practically) every surface of the calendar with it! I just couldn’t leave anything unfinished! Do you have to? No! The only surfaces I didn’t stain were the drawer fronts and the inside of the back panel of the roof – because they would be getting covered with gel medium and paper! (The measurements for my “stain” are approximately 1/3 cup clear gesso, between 1/4-1/3 of the bottle of silver paint, and 60 full squirts of the Distress Oxide Spray – and yes, I rubbed it in, I didn’t brush it on!)

FRAMED-20211202_222711

My drawer fronts are covered in paper from 49 & Market found in this month’s Scrapbooking Kit. I used two sheets of paper, and probably close to 2/3rds of the package of rub-on’s! (To make sure your paper(s) are centered, work from the center out!) At the bottom edge of the bottom row of drawers and the top edge of the top row, I added some of the Snow Glitter to “fill-in” the small gaps since the drawer fronts, when all together, are slightly larger than 12 inches. After the rub-on’s, and before the snow, I sprayed four layers of Krylon Matte Finish for some extra protection.

FRAMED-20211202_222602 FRAMED-20211202_222628

After the gel medium I used to attach the papers dried fully, I just started layering the rub-on’s (before the snow glitter). In the center of the Advent I added the large die cut wreath and roses from the paper pack and then came in with a few of the rub-on poinsettias. My “knobs” are Tim Holtz Hitch Fasteners (I pre-drilled my holes!) and, using jump rings, I hung the Tim Holtz Number Tokens that can be found in the Advent Kit.


Once I saw the watercolor tree paper I knew it belonged in the roof! It really shaped how the rest of my Advent Calendar came about. If you look closely at the trees, you can see where the pattern starts it’s repeat, I made that specific tree the center of my background. With careful cutting and placement, the seam is practically invisible – especially with the “distraction” of all the other trees in the top!

FRAMED-20211202_222701

I used a variety of Distress Crayons to add color to my trees and deer, I didn’t want to paint them, and I didn’t want to stain them – watery liquids will follow your wood grain and I wanted more control without having to seal the wood first and I still wanted the wood grain to show. The Distress Crayons gave me that control! I could control where my colors went and rub them in to still show the grain! (My deer and trees were also coated with the matte spray so the “snow” wouldn’t activate the water-reactive Crayons)

FRAMED-20211202_222937

FRAMED-20211202_222825

FRAMED-20211202_222949

If you watch the video, you will see that I “dye” my deer and trees before I ever add the crayons. I did this for a couple of reasons – 1) The color of the wood can effect the colors placed on top – like the difference of what happens when you use white or black gesso and 2) I rarely know exactly what I am going to be doing so I like to “be prepared”!

In addition to the Glitter Snow in the kit, I made my own snow paste! I just had to have snow everywhere!! I didn’t even mind the snow on the legs of the deer! Why? Have you ever walked through snow? That stuff will stick to you and I think it helps add to the illusion of movement – like the deer were really walking through.

FRAMED-20211202_222801 FRAMED-20211202_222804

I also added some white bottle brush trees from my stash and a small string of lights inside the roof. On the front panel, I had to add more snow! I finished drawing the snow mounds across, laid down a layer of white gesso, then added my snow pastes!

FRAMED-20211202_222637 FRAMED-20211202_222645

For my roof I wanted snow, but I also wanted the shingles to show – so I compromised using a stencil! After I stained my roof I added a few coats of sealer in hopes the pastes wouldn’t break through and absorb the stain. It worked – mostly! I added my stenciling to the roof, then the roof peak so I could blend it into the stenciling and while the paste was still wet, I added glitter.

FRAMED-20211202_222526 FRAMED-20211202_222751

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 the Advent Calendar Kit and the Scrapbooking 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


ADVENT-CALENDAR-KIT unnamed mmkit

In addition to the Advent Calendar Kit and the December Scrapbooking & Mixed Media Kits (*from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:

*Lindy’s Gang “Sidewalk Chalk” Flat Fabio Spray; *Cosmic Shimmer Crackle Paste “Frosted Aqua;” *Tres Jolie Crackle Medium; TCW Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste; Ranger/Tim Holtz “Speckled Egg” Distress Paint, Distress Crayons: “Tree Lot,” “Iced Spruce,” “Snow Flurries,” “Empty Tomb,” “Crooked Broomstick,” “Old Paper,” “Wild Honey,” “Scattered Straw,” “Tea Dye,” “Black Soot,” “Speckled Egg,” “Frosted Juniper,” & “Weathered Wood;” Ranger Brayer; idea-ology/Tim Holtz Hitch Fastners; Prima/Finnabair Heavy White Gesso, “Bindweed Wallpaper” Stencil; Liquitex: Clear Gesso, Matte Gel, Gloss Super Heavy Gel, and Acrylic Inks: “Titanium White,” “Naphthol Crimson,” “Yellow Medium Azo,” & “Phthalocyanine Blue;” Krylon Workable Fixatif & Matte Finish; Daler Rowney White Gesso; 4mm & 8mm jump rings; foam snow; JoAnn’s Makers Holiday Littles White Bottle Brush Trees; Gorilla Wood Glue, double sided tape; Scotch Tape; E6000; Starry Lights: Warm White

Tres Jolie Kit Club–Anything Book–October 2021 Cards, Tags, & More Kit

Hey, all! Welcome back to my corner!

For my final Tres Jolie Kit Club project of October, I’m bringing you an “Anything Book.” I call it an anything book because you could easily use it as a mini-album, mini art journal, mini notebook, etc. Personally, I really wanted a mini art journal with pockets and flip-outs.

FRAMED-20210919_173350

My inspiration for this project came from Pinkstrawberryz “No Binding Easy Mini Album.” It was just one of those “You might like” recommendations that randomly popped up on YouTube, so I decided to have a look! As soon as I watched the video I had ideas brewing! Check out my video to see how I put my Anything Book together. (Below the video you will find photos of the inside and the measurements for my pages.)


Video:


Here is a look at some of the pages I started preparing:

FRAMED-20211003_110402 FRAMED-20211003_110424

After my book was together I used clear and white gessoes to prepare the pages. With my gesso dry, I was then able to start laying down mediums to prepare working backgrounds. I just grabbed up various paints and started laying them down! To make the book cover, I grabbed up some burlap trim, cut it to length, and stitched it in place during assembly.

FRAMED-20211003_110443 FRAMED-20211003_110455

Some areas have acrylic paint and some have watercolors. I started drawing on a couple of the pages—flowers in some places, and this face above. I also grabbed a few pens and outlined the flowers from the paper pack.

FRAMED-20211003_110513 FRAMED-20211003_110527

I didn’t always use a brush with my paints, some times I just used a palette knife to scrape it on! I also grabbed up some of my Dina Wakely Scribble Sticks and added some…well…scribbles! I have a short flip-though of my mini art journal (as far as it had been “finished” at the time of filming!) over on my Instagram post for this project.


Measurements (in order of page in book):

2021-09-17_18.14.152021-09-17_18.15.302021-09-17_18.16.112021-09-17_18.16.36


In my video, I talk about the process of making the cover using some Amazing Cast Resin and the embossing folder!FRAMED-20211003_110345

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 make using items found in 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


October Cards, Tags, & More Kit:

cardsKit-Oct21

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

Prima/Finnabair: Heavy White Gesso, “Sweet Rose” Metallique Wax, “Shabby Pink” Matte Wax; *Prima: Metallic Pastel Accents & Waterbrushes; Ranger/Dina Wakley: *“Peacock,” *“Ocean,” *“Turquoise,” *“Lemon,” & Olive Acrylic Paint and “Eggplant” Scribble Stick; Ranger/Tim Holtz: *“Bundled Sage” Distress Oxide Spray & “Speckled Egg” Distress Paint; *49 & Market “Cream” Burlap Trim; Ranger: Heat-It Tool, Amazing Cast Resin; EK Tools Scoreboard; 2-1/2” Recollections Circle Punch; E6000; Art Glitter Glue; Scotch ATG; twine; needle; awl; Aen Art Green Pen; Sakura Souffle XPGB# 950 (White Pen), Glaze XPGB# 824 (Purple Pen), & Moonlight 10 XPGB10# 421 (Pink Pen); Liquitex Clear Gesso

Tres Jolie Kit Club–September 2021 Moodboard-Half Circle Journal

Hey, all! Welcome back to my corner!

This week I’m bringing you a half-circle journal I created using items from both the September Mixed Media Kit and Cards, Tags, & More Kit from Tres Jolie Kit Club –plus items from my stash. Below you will find some photos, this month’s moodboard, and two videos for this project (Part 1 is preparing and the cover work; Part 2 is assembly and finalizing!)

FRAMED-20210907_112918

I hadn’t originally even thought of doing a journal when I pulled out my circle canvas, but as I sat there staring at the canvas and the new “Circle Swirl” chipboard from Tres Jolie an idea began to take shape! Check out my videos to see how everything came together.


Part 1:

Part 2:


Look at these beautiful colors on the September Moodboard! (Twist: Vintage)

moodboard-sept2021


Now for a few close-ups:

FRAMED-20210907_113151

FRAMED-20210907_113207

I used my Tim Holtz Distress Crayons with a Heidi Swapp stencil. Sometimes adding the Crayon first and lifting through the stencil with a baby wipe; sometimes adding the Crayon through the stencil. I was able to layer my Crayon using some Krylon Workable Fixatif in-between.

FRAMED-20210907_113119

FRAMED-20210907_113248

I used the “Burnished Bronze” Nuvo Embellishment Mousse from the September Mixed Media Kit to add some shine to my spine and the “Circle Swirl” Tres Jolie Chipboard.

FRAMED-20210907_113402

I’ve been hoarding this lace for about three years, and I was finally able to bring myself to using it! I grabbed up my Linen Hinging Tape and just added it in a couple of places—almost like a page made of lace!

Here are a few photos of the inside:

FRAMED-20210907_113314

FRAMED-20210907_113548

I used some green masking paper to line the inside of the cover, and added some subtle Distress Crayon + Lattice Stenciling as well, using the same process as I did on the outside. The pink papers are from the Cards, Tags, & More Kit, I used some Kraft-stock from my stash for the pages and to back the pieces of ephemera.

FRAMED-20210907_113452

FRAMED-20210907_113520

I created a few mini-envelopes to add to my pages, leaving one side unattached so create a little pocket for some notecards I made using the same Kraft-stock as the pages, topped with the swirls from the “Circle Swirl” chipboard.

FRAMED-20210907_113052

Thank-you for joining me here in my corner! I hope you enjoyed this Half-Circle Journal and it gave you some inspiration and ideas of what you can create using items from this month’s Mixed Media and Cards, Tags, & More Kits.

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


Card kit sept 2021

MM kit sept 2021

In addition to items found in the September Cards, Tags, & More Kit and Mixed Media Kit (*from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:

Tres Jolie Kit Club Chipboard: “Circle Swirl;” *All Laces; *8” Circle Canvas Board; Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Crayons: “Frayed Burlap,” Victorian Velvet,” “Bundled Sage,” & “Milled Lavender;” Heidi Swapp 6×6 “Lattice” Stencil; idea-ology/Tim Holtz: Tiny Attacher; We R Memory Keepers: Crop-A-Dile II, Tab Punch, & Envelope Punch Board; Ranger: Blending Tool, Heat-It Tool, & 3.5” Brayer; Krylon Workable Fixatif; Mod Podge Matte Clear Acrylic Sealer; Liquitex: Clear Gesso & Matte Super Heavy Gel; LineCo: PVA Glue & 1.25” Linen Hinging Tape; 2” Bookbinding Tape; 1/4” & 1/8” double sided tape; awl; bookbinding thread & needle; green masking paper; Kraft-stock; Art Glitter Glue; pink thread; Scotch Advanced Tape Glider; pink zipper

ReneaBouquets Upcycle Challenge-August 2021

Hey, all! Welcome back to my corner!

Over at Scrapbook.com, ReneaBouquet’s hosted an “Upcycle” Challenge, and I decided my newly broken pair of scissors would be the perfect item to upcycle! I grabbed up a 9×12 canvas board, a bunch of mediums, chipboard alphas, some Finnabair Mould pieces, my ReneaBouquet’s and got going!

wm-20210821_123746

Check out my process video to see how everything came about!


Process Video:


Before I got too carried away, I remembered to take a photo of my broken scissors! I had probably owned these scissors 20 years or so, so they had a good run, but they decided to retire themselves! (How do I know how long I’ve owned them? Because I remember their original purpose! They use to be my fabric scissors!)

wm-20210815_142159


In addition to the Finnabair stencil, I added some “Bee Hive” Beautiful Bits to my background for some added texture.

wm-20210821_123506


This project was rather relaxing because I didn’t have a plan. I just started grabbing items, grabbing mediums, and seeing where everything would take me! It took a few layers of mediums to get the look I had originally envisioned, but I enjoyed the process!

wm-20210821_123457

I don’t know if I’ve ever said it, but I am absolutely IN LOVE with Finnabair’s waxes!! The colors, the finishes, the coverage…EVERYTHING!

wm-20210821_123440

You can see how many different Finnabair mould pieces I have on here! And, like her waxes, I love her moulds! I was super excited when she came out with her “dark” line, and I was even more excited when I realized I could get some use out of a few of those “dark” pieces on this canvas!

wm-20210821_123447

wm-20210821_123542

ReneaBouquet roses and Beautiful Beads were the final touch for this canvas. The beads coordinate with the background colors, and those roses are the perfect contrasting color.

wm-20210821_123424

Thank you for joining me in my little corner! I hope you enjoyed today’s project!

Stay Crafty, Friends


Products (*Items I’ve Collected From Tres Jolie Kit Club Kits!):

ReneaBouquets: “Bee Hive” Beautiful Bits, “Bronzed Teal” Beautiful Beads, & “Mini Purple” Mulberry Paper Roses & Leaves Set; Prima/Finnabair: Liquid Acrylic “Burnt Sienna,” Jewel Effect Paste “Crushed Amber,” Metallique Acrylic Paint “Rustic Brown” & *“Soft Satin,” Heavy White Gesso, Matte Wax “Rusty Red,” “Old White,” “Stained Wood,” “Ochre,” & “Patina Green,” Metallic Wax “Firebird,” Moulds “Mechanica,” “Nocturnal Elements,” “Wings & Bones,” “Skull & Bones,” & “Stars & Moons,” and “Bindweed Wallpaper” Stencil; Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Paint “Picket Fence;” *Ranger/DWM Acrylic Paint “Peacock;” *Lindy’s Gang Magical Shaker “Guten Tag Teal;” Studio Calico Chipboard Alpha, Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz “Woodgrain” Stencil; *KaiserCraft “Royal Damask” Mini Designer Template; ProMarine Supply Epoxy; Amazing Cast Resin; Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel & Clear Gesso; Unbranded Cabochons ; 9×12 Mont Marte Canvas Panel

Tres Jolie Kit Club-Magnets-August 2021 Cards, Tags, & More Kit

Hey, all! Welcome back to my corner!

This week I’m bringing you some ideas for magnets using pieces of this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit from the Tres Jolie Kit Club, along with items from my stash.

FRAMED-20210717_181045

A couple of the magnets I made using the Finnabair “Elisian Clockworks” Mould, and the rest were made from some unfinished wood drawer/door knobs. Check out my video to see how I created my magnet set!


Video:


Now for some individual photos:

FRAMED-20210717_181105

FRAMED-20210717_181230

These two magnets were created using the Elisian Clocks mould and some Amazing Cast Resin. I filled the mould about half way and after that half hardened, I added my magnets and finished filling the mould with more resin.

After coating my pieces with gesso, paint, and paste, I added my embellishment clusters, then a bit of gold wax for some accent.

FRAMED-20210717_181116

FRAMED-20210717_181149

FRAMED-20210717_181222

FRAMED-20210717_181139

FRAMED-20210717_181159

On my drawer/door knobs I added some smaller mould pieces using paper clay, followed the same painting, embellishment, wax process as the resin magnets, but then also added some Nuvo Crystal Drops for a bit more texture on the “plain” edges.

FRAMED-20210717_181256

Thank you for joining us here at Tres Jolie! I hope you enjoyed these magnets and they gave you some ideas of what can be done with 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


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: Creative Paperclay; Amazing Cast Resin; Prima Moulds: “Seashore Treasure,” “Curio Trinkets,” & “Elisian Clockworks;” Prima/Finnabair: Heavy White Gesso, *Metallique Wax “Vintage Gold,” *Rust Effect Paste “Cool Grey;” Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Paint “Speckled Egg;” *Nuvo Crystal Drops “Wedgewood Blue;” Unfinished Wooden Drawer/Door Knobs; magnets; Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel; Baby Powder

Tres Jolie Kit Club-Tags-August 2021 Cards, Tags, & More Kit (+a few staple products!)

Hey, all! Welcome back to my corner! I hope your August is starting out well and you’ve had some craft-tastic time’s so far!

I like to make my first project of the month a “kit only” project as much as possible, and this one is no different! I created these tags using a couple of basic (staple) items from my stash and the rest is all from the August Cards, Tags, & More Kit from Tres Jolie Kit Club!

FRAMED-20210717_181424

I used some corrugated cardboard for one of my tags, and some chipboard for the other. You can use a variety of items from the home to make your tag bases, such as cereal boxes and Styrofoam trays. (Just remember, Styrofoam isn’t going to be able to handle heat!) Check out my video to see how I put these tags together!


Video:


Now for a few close-ups:

FRAMED-20210717_181531

FRAMED-20210717_181606

Here you can see those beautiful pieces of Tres Jolie Chipboard that came in the kit this month! I just grabbed up my Ranger Gold Embossing Powder and Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink to give them a little shine! I think a nice gold embossing powder is a good staple item to have in your stash, metallics go with all colors and styles and are great at adding a little extra “pop”! You can also see my white gesso splatters sprinkled about, adding a bit more of that shabby feel to these tags.

FRAMED-20210717_181450

FRAMED-20210717_181519

FRAMED-20210717_181554

In the photos above you can see some more details. I used quite a few of my fussy cut pieces to create my clusters, and even cut apart one of the Prima stems to add some extra texture to my tags. It took me a long time to be able to cut apart pre-packaged embellishments, but now that I have become more comfortable with it, I have found it has led to more creativity because I look at items with a “how can I use this” mentality instead of a “how is this supposed to be used” one!

I have a $5 glue gun that has been working well for me for years now. I like to use a low-heat gun most of the time because it allows me to touch the items I’m working with (almost always paper!) and shape it! And that’s what I did for my butterflies and flowers—I shaped them around globs of hot glue!

FRAMED-20210717_181508

FRAMED-20210717_181545

Thank you for joining us here at Tres Jolie, I hope these tags inspired you and gave you some ideas of what you can do with the items found in this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit! I’ll see you again next Thursday!

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


My “staple” items: Prima/Finnabair Heavy White Gesso; Ranger “Gold” Embossing Powder; Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink; hot glue gun; Art Glitter Glue; chipboard; cardboard