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).

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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*)


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A closer look at the cards I made:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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

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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–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!

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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.

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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!

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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!)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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–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.

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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.


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April 2022 Moodboard:

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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:

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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:

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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.

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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!

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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:

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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:

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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.


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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!

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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–April 2022 Kit Reveals!

It’s April 1st, and that means it’s Reveal Day for Tres Jolie Kit Club! Get yours before they’re gone!

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


April 2022 Scrapbooking Kit, Mixed Media Kit, and Cards, Tags, & More Kit:

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The April 2022 Scrapbooking Kit is filled with gorgeous new papers from 49 & Market in beautiful peaches, pinks, and greens – as always, these papers will be amazing for all your upcoming projects, well beyond the initial spring feel. You will find a lovely assortment of patterned papers and perfectly coordinated embellishments.

Ever wanted to try your hand at gel printing? This month’s Mixed Media Kit contains a gel printing plate, brayer, paint, and sprays to get you going!

Our Cards, Tags, & More Kit is filled with more new papers from 49 & Market and goodness so you can create lovely cards and more. Who doesn’t like creating a variety of projects from one kit?

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


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*Scrapbook Kit*

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*Cards, Tags, and More Kit*


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


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


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

Here is a little tease from me using this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit and Mixed Media Kit:

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

Rae Moses

Jeanne Rodriguez

Kim Heard


We have a new mood board challenge for the month. Here are the 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.

Here is the April 2022 Mood Board:

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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).


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

Tres Jolie Kit Club–Keychain Album–February 2022 Cards, Tags, & More Kit

Hey, y’all! Welcome back to the Corner Scraps Blog! For my final February project I have a little keychain album I made for the Tres Jolie Kit Club using (almost) the last of my February Cards, Tags, & More Kit, a cut file I made for the page shapes, and some items from my stash to document (part of) a trip I took in 1997. Check out my video to see how I put this little album all together.

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Easy peasy, right? A little cutting, sewing, and gluing, and I have a little album will some photos from a trip I took! I left the backs of my pages blank, because I’ll have to use the power of the Internet to look up Hearst Castle and record what it was I saw back in 1997, but other than that, it was a simple project I put together in no time!

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I grabbed up some alphas from my stash to create my title page, and just hand wrote the year in. Since I had some of my mini envies left from my Cards project, I decided to add a few throughout the album. I stitched my pages together, without worrying about “neatness”, because sometimes that rough look works just fine!

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Some of my pages have two photos attached with my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher – usually if the photos were the same item but at a different angle. I used some embossing powder from my stash, and cut up one of the Tres Jolie Chipboard pieces to scatter throughout the album.

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I used every flower from the 49 & Market pack that came in the kit! Those mini flowers were perfect for an album of this size! I even grabbed up the stamp set and added some random lines of music.

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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 this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit!

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

*Prima Fluid Chalk Ink “Coldsfoot Petals” & “Blossom Bud; Ranger/Wendi Vecci Embossing Powder “Buttercup;” AC Shimelle “Box of Crayons” Stickers; Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher; Ranger Heat-It Tool; Art Glitter Glue; Silhouette Cameo 3

Spring Perfect-April 2021 MTW Main Challenge

Hey, all! Welcome back to my little corner!

Today I’m bringing you a layout I did for the April 2021  More Than Words Challenge, “Perfect & Sketch.”

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To create this layout I used Mintay’s “Secret Place” paper pack, a perfect fit for a soft, spring layout! Spring is one of my favorite seasons, the flowers bloom, birds are singing, and the Earth is waking up. Plus, it’s not too hot or cold! I love this photo, courtesy Fielder Photography. I think it captures spring perfectly with the fresh green and new flowers blooming. Check out my video below to see what I did.


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To create the stitched background rectangle seen on the sketch, I used my “Ornate Lace” Finnabair stencil, some TCW texture paste, and Tim Holtz’s “Kitsch Flamingo” Embossing Glaze, then added stitching using a gold metallic thread.

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In the photo on the left, you can see some of the splattering I did using Tim Holtz’s “Kitsch Flamingo” & “Shabby Shutters” Distress Oxide Sprays. The photo on the right gives a nice close up of the various elements I used in my clusters; cut apart pieces from the paper pack, printed beautiful board from ReneaBouquets, some gold Thickers leaves, and some beads.

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I didn’t “plan” where my beads were going to be glued down, I just sprinkled them on, let them roll into place, and then went back and glued them down; maybe only fine-tuning them a bit. For my title I cracked open a couple of alpha packages I’ve had FOR-EV-ER! and stuck them down into place. I really love overlapping title words when I get the chance!

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I must say, I am very happy with how this layout came together and I hope you enjoyed checking it out as much as I enjoyed making it!

Thank you for joining me here in my little corner! See you again soon!

Red heart C.J.


Products:

Mintay “Secret Place,” Ranger-Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Spray “Kitsch Flamingo” & “Shabby Shutters” and Distress Embossing Powder “Kitsch Flamingo,” TCW Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste, ReneaBouquets Printed Beautiful Board Small Tuck It In “Sweet Daisy,” Prima-Finnabair Clear Gesso, “Ornate Lace” Stencil, AC Thickers “Recollection,” Unknown Thickers, Hip Kit Club Alpha – White, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, Fabri-Tac, JudiKins Diamond Glaze, Art Glitter Glue, Unbranded Beads

Spring Butterfly Canvas-March 2021 MMP Mood Board Challenge

Hey, all! Look at me, I’m back! After having to take a little bit of a hiatus, I have managed to put a project together! It felt good to get paint stuck to me again. And, if we’re being honest, I really missed the smell of my Finnabair waxes!

For my first project to bring me back into the fray, I have a Spring Butterfly Canvas for the March 2021 Mixed Media Place Challenge. The canvas and doily are from a couple of years ago that was originally supposed to be something Christmas-y, but it failed. After the failure, I decided to coat the whole thing in Kilz spray primer and set the canvas aside until inspiration struck. That inspiration finally struck, over two years later! LOL!


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I was worried I would have somehow forgotten everything I’ve learned over the years during my hiatus, but I’m happy to report I was able to access the creative storage in my brain and get this put together. Check out my process in the video below:


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Check out this beautiful mood board for the challenge! It really got me in the mood for spring!

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Now, how about some close-ups!

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Here you can see I added some shine to the green lily using some of my Unicorn’s Hair Sparks paint. I didn’t add the Sparks to all of the flowers, I kept it to the green, white, & off-white flowers.

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Here you can see how those gold microbeads really set off the wing! I love how my butterfly came out! So many layers of paint and wax! I was worried I wasn’t going to get it “just right,” until I came across my beads!

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Here is the whole butterfly! You can see how the color changes depending on the light. Even though this photo was taken straight on, with the light coming from the right, the left wing shows up as more purple, and the shine really stands out!

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Look at those beautiful glass beads! I didn’t need a lot and I love how they give an almost magical look to the piece!

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Thank you for joining me here in my little corner! Hopefully, it won’t be too long before I have another project up for you!

Red heart C.J.


Products:

ASC Supplies: White & Green Lily’s, Unknown: Flowers (off-white) from a swap, Unbranded Yellow Roses Large & Small, Darice: Yellow Roses, Prima: “Life Time Collection” Flowers (purple), Resin Frame “Montchamp Imperial, Prima-Finnabair: Clear Gesso, Heavy White Gesso, Metallique Paint “Ancient Coin,” Opal Magic Paint “Green-Gold,” Sparks Paint “Unicorn’s Hair,” Opal Magic Waxes “Royal Robes” & “Green Brocade,” Metallique Waxes “Heather Hills” & “Vintage Gold,” “Spark” Stencil (on the original attempt, but it still shows so I’m listing it!), Ranger-Tim Holtz: Distress Paint “Rustic Wilderness,” ReneaBouquets: Glass Beautiful Beads “Dark Purple,” JudiKins Diamond Glaze, Liquitex Gloss Gel & Super Heavy Matte Gel, Tim Holtz Distress Splatter Brush, Ranger Heat-It Craft Tool, Unknown Gold Microbeads, Upcycled Butterfly & doily, Unknown canvas, texture paste & crackle paste on the original attempt, Kilz Original Spray Primer

Tres Jolie Kit Club–April 2020 Mixed Media Kit–Spring Plank

Hi, all! Welcome back to my blog! Today I am bringing you a spring themed plank I put together using items from my stash and the April Mixed Media Kit from the Tres Jolie Kit Club!

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I just used a bit of old board for my background, added some gesso, then started layering! Check out the video for the whole process!


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For the background color I used the two Magical Shakers from the kit like watercolors. On the chipboard diamonds and window I sprinkled them on then spritzed them with some water.

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I mixed the glass glitter from the kit with some gel medium then just spread it on randomly to add some shine to the piece.

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With the background done, it was just a matter of layering the other parts of my piece!

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My final addition was a few of the pearls from the kit. I put them on 3” (76mm) pins and them stuck them in where I wanted them.


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In addition to items from the kit (*From previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:

Scrap Lumber, FabriTac, JudiKins Diamond Glaze, *13@rts Gel Medium, *13@rts Modeling Paste, *Prima Waterbrush, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, *Lace, *Texture Pebbles, AB Studio “I Love You,” Krylon Workable Fixatif, Ranger Brayer, Art Anthology 6×9 “Diamond Grunge” Stencil, Distress Oxide Spray “Twisted Citron,” Lindy’s Gang Flat Magical “Aloha Avocado,” Prima Babs (Resin Face) Item# 583255, Creative Embellishments: *Arched Window Set of 2, Leafy Vine Frame, Flourish 15, and Distressed Harlequin Pieces


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Tres Jolie Kit Club–April 2020 Mixed Media Kit–Spring Flower Pots

Hey, all! Welcome back to my blog!

Today I have some spring flower pots I decorated for the Tres Jolie Kit Club using items from this month’s mixed media kit and multiple partial packs of flowers from my stash!

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Below is the video of what I did! This project was rather quick and simple, and in no time I had a lovely trio of flower pots to help bring in spring!


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To coat my flower pots I mixed some texture paste with the gesso and texture powder from the kit. After that dried, I spritzed the pots with water, sprinkled some of the “Alpine Ice Rose” Magical Shakers on, and spritzed some water on again. When that dried, I sprayed the flower pots with ModPodge Acrylic Sealer to keep the Magical Shaker in place.

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Even though the bling from the kit is self-adhesive, I added some extra FabriTac before wrapping the tops of the pots, just to be safe!

I filled the flower pots with some floral moss from Dollar Tree, and was able to finish off three partial packs of flowers and a package of leaves!

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I hope this gave you some ideas of what can be done with this month’s kit! I spent $2 (+tax!) at the Dollar Tree for the 3-pack of pots and the bag of moss (and I still have lots of moss left!!), added items from this months kit, and cleared out some of my hoarded flowers to create this little spring décor piece!


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Mixed Media kit

In addition to items from the kit (*Items from previous Tres Jolie kits), I used:

ModPodge Gloss Acrylic Sealer; FabriTac, Clay Pots; Floral Garden “Floral Moss”; *13@rts Gel Medium; *KaiserCraft Paper Blooms “Hot Pink”; *Prima Flowers Sunrise Sunset Collection Item# 565190; *Prima Flowers Item# 632564; *Prima Flowers North Pole Item# 590680


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