Tres Jolie Kit Club–Tag Journal–January 2023 Cards, Tags, & More Kit

Hey, y’all! Hope you had a wonderful New Year celebration – whether it was out and about, or at home in jammies like me!

The best part of a new month and a new year is the new Tres Jolie Kits! YAY! And January is starting out fan-tab-u-lous-ly! I absolutely love the colors and styles that the kits are bringing this month. So, to get you started with your Cards, Tags, & More Kit, I have a little tag journal/booklet for you I made using some up-cycled packaging for the covers and decorated with the 3Quarter Designs “Imagine If” papers from the kit.


I have a video for you that covers what and how I did what I did that you can check out to recreate your own tag journal or just watch to pull some ideas from to expand upon!


I started my process by cutting up the packaging from a carton of canned beverages into approximately 5”x7” pieces, leaving the end flaps in place on two of the four pieces to create my pockets with (they measure 5”x7”-ish with the flaps folded up!)

Since my entire idea was about creating a vintage “pieced-together” look, it didn’t matter in the slightest if my cuts were straight or if the pieces were exact! It just added to the overall design! Plus, I would be coming in and distressing the edges, so there was really no need for straight cuts!

On the two rectangles that I didn’t leave the flap on for the pocket – the outside layers of the cover pieces – I used the two embossing folders from the Tim Holtz “Book Cover Set” to give them some texture. Then, I used some soft matte gel to glue my inner (the pieces with the flap) and outer (the embossed pieces) together, making sure to fill in my embossing so as I worked, it would un-emboss!

Once the gel had dried, I distress my edges and used some “Ground Espresso” stain to dye my journal covers. After that had dried, I tore the pieces of paper I wanted to add to the covers, added the same embossing, lined up the embossed areas, and glued them into place.


For the inside layers, because I wanted to make sure the pockets were well attached, I stitched my pocket (edges) to the background paper first – then I used some double-sided tape to really make sure I had good adhesion to the journal cover.

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Once I had the bits of paper and fabric scraps picked out that I wanted to use and added my decorative stitching, finishing up the journal was a quick process – it was just a matter of stitching and gluing everything in place!

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So I would have a “finished” look on both sides of the covers and flaps, I wouldn’t stitch the papers directly to the cover on both sides – I would only do direct stitching on one side. Then, for the other side, I would add my stitching to the paper(s) and glue them in place. This way I wouldn’t have any rough holes where the needle came through.

I really didn’t have any rhyme or reason when it came to creating all the little clusters and collage-ish pieces, I just grabbed up from the bits I had picked out, layered them up, added some of the flowers and some stitches, and just created what I felt like!

I had the same process for my tags, I created random-sized tags, created my clusters for them, then used some Fabri-Tac to make sure they stayed put! I didn’t want to stitch my clusters to my tags for a couple of reasons – the first reason being purely aesthetic – I didn’t want rough holes from the needle – the second reason is that I created a couple of ledger printables to add to the backs so notes would be able to be written on [the back of] the tags easier! (Well, easier for me, because I can’t write in a straight line on a blank surface to save my life!)

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To add some extra dimension to a few of the fussy cut pieces, I gave them a layer of Glossy Accents and after they had dried completely, I added a few cracks to really create an aged appearance.

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For the two tags that have the deep purple satin fabric as their pulls, I added stitching up and down them to keep that fabric from fraying. I may not have been able to tear that satin fabric, but once it wants to fray, it just keeps on going!

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Then, just for these two tags, I stitched the pulls directly to the tops for the extra bit of security with that slippery fabric.

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For the tags that have the variety of cotton-blend fabrics as their pulls, I didn’t sew them up like I did the satin ones, because although they can fray, they don’t quite do it all on their own the way the satin does! Then, to attach them to the tops, I just used my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher and popped in a couple of staples crossed over each other like an “X.”

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Thank you for joining me today! I hope you enjoyed this Tag Journal and it gave you some ideas of what you can create using this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit and some up-cycled packaging!

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

Tim Holtz “Book Cover” Embossing Folders , Distress Spray Stain “Ground Espresso” , Distress Paint “Ground Espresso” , Distress Paint “Villainous Potion” , Dina Wakley “Olive” Acrylic Paint , Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher , Tim Holtz Sanding Block , Tim Holtz Jute String , We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper , We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile II , Finnabair Soft Matte Gel , Glossy Accents , Fabri-Tac , thin chipboard (ex: cereal box) , fabric scraps , Dritz 1/4” Eyelets , 1/2” Herringbone Edging

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hey, y’all!

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

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

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


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

Part 1: Tag Cutting & Base Construction

Part 2: Decorating & Final Touches



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

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


Slot Measurements:


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



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


*Measurements are to the center of the slot*


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

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

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



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

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

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





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

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



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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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


Front & back:

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

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




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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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.


April 2022 Moodboard:


April’s mood board challenge rules:

  • You can create any type of project for the challenge.
  • You MUST say what you were inspired by.
  • You MUST include the twist in your design.
  • The twist for this month is SPRINGTIME MADNESS.
  • We would love to see you USE AT LEAST 1 of Tres Jolie’s products on your projects but it isn’t required to play along.
  • It MUST be a new project.
  • Place your entries in the April 2022 challenge folder on the Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe Facebook page. This challenge ends on April 30th, 2022 at 11:59 pm CST. All entries must be in this folder to be eligible for the prize (to have everyone eligible to win, we are limited the same winner to once every 3 months).


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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:


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.


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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.


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

A Strong Woman …

“A strong woman looks a challenge dead in the eye and gives it a wink.” ~Gina Carey
A quick tag I did for the July More Than Words Mini Challenge using my gel plate, some stencils, thread, a Dina Wakley stamp, and my printer for the quote!

Process Video:

Font: BP Typewrite Damaged

Products used on finished tag:

  • Gel Press Gel Plate
  • Ranger
  • Dina Wakley
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Peacock
  • Stamp + Stencil
    • Essential Silhouettes
  • Tim Holtz
    • Distress Ink
    • Picked Raspberry
  • Mini Blending Tool
  • Archival Ink
    • Jet Black
  • Stampers Anonymous
    • Tim Holtz
    • Harlequin
    • Splotches
    • Tracks
  • We R Memory Keepers
    • Crop A Dile
    • Craft Knife
  • Tonic
    • Tim Holtz
    • Stamp Platform
  • Americana
    • Bright-Orange
  • Master’s Touch
    • Gold
  • Daler Rowney
    • Neon Pink
    • Neon Green
  • The Paper Studio
    • Rick Rack Scrap Pack
  • Other
    • Black Thread
    • Pink Thread

    Paints found on other gel press pages

    • Ranger
    • Dina Wakley
    • Eggplant
  • AC
    • Vicki Boutin
    • Sugared Strawberry
    • Juicy Pear
  • Daler Rowney
    • Neon Orange
  • Americana
    • Gloss Enamels
    • Black
  • DecoArt
    • Lavender

    Stencil used on other gel press pages

    • Homemade
    • Ranger
    • Dina Wakley
    • Stamp + Stencil
    • Essential Silhouettes

    You can, let go (a mixed media tag)

    You can, let go
    Process Video:
    ReneaBouqeut Beautiful Board filled with ReneaBouquet micro glass beads.

    Beautiful handmade roses by ReneaBouquets!

    JudiKins Diamond Glaze works great for this because is thin and dries fast!
    I’ve had these unbranded glass beads for a while, and they have almost made it to a few previous projects, but today I finally got to use them and not just put them back away! (They are a little bigger than the micro beads from ReneaBouquets)


    • ReneaBouquets
    • Glass Microbeads
    • Champagne
    • Gold
    • Teal
    • Purple
  • Beautiful Board
    • Small Lacy The Moon Fairy (gifted to me by Mary Jane in the May RB swap!)
    • Beautiful Bits
    • Star
  • Mulberry Paper Roses
    • Mini Chocolate Covered Caramel
  • Creative Embellishments
    • Flourish 15
  • Prima
    • Finnabair
    • Opal Magic Acrylic Paint
    • Rose-Gold
  • Wax Cire Cera
    • Electric Violet
  • Sentiments Stickers
  • Julie Nutting
    • Tag Pad
  • Prima Flowers
    • Prima Handmade
    • Candy Gems Melon (Item #549381)
    • Item #634483
  • Watercolors
    • Tropical
    • Ranger
      • Tim Holtz
      • Distress Oxide
      • Peacock Feathers
    • Distress Spray Stain
      • Wilted Violet
    • Distress Paint
      • Wilted Violet
    • Mini Blending Tool
    • Perfect Pearls
      • Blue Patina
      • Heirloom Gold
    • Tonic
      • Tim Holtz 
      • Paper Distresser
    • Jacquard
      • Lumiere
      • Halo Violet Gold
    • PearlEx
      • Reflex Violet
      • Misty Lavender
    • DMC Embroidery Floss
      • Precious Metal Effects
      • E3821
    • JudiKins
      • Diamond Glaze
    • Liquitex
      • Matte Super Heavy Gel
    • Unknown/Unbranded
      • Clear Glass Beads
      • “Stone Path” Die
      • Gold Sewing Machine Thread

      Spring Fling Tag Swap at Reneabouquets!

      Over on Facebook, Reneabouquets hosted a “Spring Fling” tag swap for May! This is the tag I came up with for my partner! (Well, I added to what I had been thinking of, because I had daffodils on the brain as soon as I signed up! LOL)

      The daffodils are cut from a thin Mulberry Paper and after I put them together I coated them in (watered down) Vicki Boutin Iridescent Glaze and added the stamen. And actually, I didn’t have the right shade of yellow for them, so after cutting the trumputs out I soaked them in Shimmerz: Creameez “Daffodil” (that was just a lucky coincidence the color I was looking for was also appropriately named!) 

      Product List:

      • Reneabouquet Products: 
      • “Silver Pink” Glitter Glass 
      • Beautiful Board Small Quilling Flourish 
      • Tiny Treasures Sweet Pea Lavender Premium Paper Glitter Glass Butterflies 
      • Mini Pink Lemonade Mulberry Roses & Leaves Set 
      • The gardenias were pulled from different rose sets I had from Reneabouquets 
      • The paper is from Blue Fern Studios: Spring Parade, and you can purchase this from Reneabouquet! 
    • Silhouette Cameo 3
    • PixScan Cutting Mat
    • AutoBlade
    • The lattice cut on the background and the daffodils are both files from the Silhouette store (Design IDs #40858 and #112756)
    • Ranger 
      • Multi Medium – Matte
      • Glossy Accents
    • Scotch ATG
    • Prima – Finnabair – Art Alchamey
      • Sparks Acrylic Pain – Fairy Wings
      • Opal Magic Wax – Royal Robes
      • Art Basics – 3D Gloss Gel
    • Vicki Boutin Iridescent Glaze
    • Shimmerz: Creameez “Daffodil”
    • Tim Holtz Distress Oxide “Shaded Lilac”
    • JudiKins Diamond Glaze
    • Christmas Tag!

      The tag I made for the “Glorious Holiday Tag Swap!” hosted by Donna (bonprof) over at!

      I sprayed the canvas, texture pasted the canvas, sprayed it some more, and added some glitter paste in select spots! (Good news, I finally got a webcam, someday I hope to make videos…it is just so much easier than typing it all out! I assume anyhow, at least I’ll be able to say “Here, watch this!” LOL)
      I wrapped the gold wire around a tape roll (packing tape size) to make the wreath base, then just started sticking the pine needle die cuts around it. The ornaments are from ReneaBouquets (link in product list), as is the glitter I used to “fill in” some of the areas of them. I embossed them with Red Geranium Embossing Powder (Ranger) and added a light coat of Rose Gold Metallique Wax (Prima). I did the same to the Merry Christmas.

      Yes, it lights up!

      Products Used:

      • ReneaBouquets
    • BoBunny
      • Gold Glitter Paste
    • Ranger
      • Gold Embossing Powder
      • Texture Paste
      • Big Emboss It
      • Wendi Vecchi
      • Red Geranium Embossing Powder
    • Tim Holtz
      • Candied Apple Distress Spray Stain
    • Stampers Anonymous
      • Tim Holtz
      • Flourish Stencil
    • Carta Bella
      • Lattice Stencil
    • Advantas
      • Idea-ology Tim Holtz
      • Bouquet
    • Simon Says Stamp
      • Pine Needle Trio Die
    • Core’dinations
      • Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection
    • Core’dinations
      • Vintage Stack
    • Prima
      • White Crackle Texture Paste
      • 3D Gloss Gel
      • Finnabair
      • Rose Gold Metallique Wax
    • Heidi Swapp Color Shine
      • Bronze
    • Fabri-Tac
    • JudiKins Diamond Glaze
    • Unknown/Unbranded
      • Laminated Canvas
      • Merry Christmas Die
      • Berries
      • Gold Wire
      • The lights are a little necklace I came across at the 99¢ store!
      • The poinsettias are actually from an earring & brooch set from Avon I believe.