Tres Jolie Kit Club–Let’s have a wedding!-August 2022 Cards, Tags, & More Kit

Hey, y’all! I’m not actually having a wedding, but someone, somewhere might be in the planning stages, and this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit from Tres Jolie Kit Club includes the beautiful “Belle Fleur” Collection from Craft Consortium – perfect for getting your planning into gear!

I made two, slightly different, Save the Date cards; one with rub-on’s and lace, and one with embossing and a paper strip. The invitation has a lot of stamping and embossing, and some faux purple glassine with the details printed on it.


And I may not be getting married, but I couldn’t resist creating these Save the Date cards and the invitation with the beautiful Craft Consortium Belle Fleur line in this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit!


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For my “Save the Date” bases, I used some old DCWV glitter cardstock from my stash and cut it to 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” (108mm x 140mm), which is almost an A2 size (4-1/2” x 5-1/2”; 114mm x 140mm), so you could easily get some A2 envelopes to mail them!

I used some small staples close to the edges and some artists tape (washi tape would work too!) to attach my patterned paper to a sheet of plain printer paper – allowing me to print directly on the patterned paper and then I could cut my 6” x 6” patterned paper to the size I wanted and make sure the text was positioned how I wanted it.

I cut my two sheets of patterned paper to rectangles that are about 1/8” (33mm) smaller than the base, keeping my text at the bottom and spaced evenly from the left and right edges. The top and bottom of the card are made from the same rectangle; I just cut it about 2-7/8” (73mm) from the bottom and flipped the top piece over to use the print on the other side!

Before I glued my patterned paper to the glitter cardstock, I decorated the two top rectangles. I did two different Save the Date cards because I thought the ones with the embossing would work for the mass distribution, and the ones with the rub-ons could be kept in the wedding album and given as keepsakes to close friends and family.

For the embossing, I first stamped the rose with some “Royal Purple” StazOn, then topped it with the “Pale Brown” Chalk Ink from the kit and clear embossing powder, twice, like this:

  1. StazOn
  2. Chalk Ink
  3. Clear Embossing Powder
  4. Chalk Ink
  5. Clear Embossing Powder

This softened the StazOn some and gave a nice raised emboss. For the strip of paper across the seam, I just distressed the edges with my scissors a little and added some of the “Pale Brown” chalk ink. As soon as I glued everything down, it was done!

After I added the rub-on’s I had chosen for the second Save the Date cards, I added the chalk ink all around them. The chalk ink doesn’t stick to the rub-on’s, and I just added a little water to help clean them gently. Adding the chalk ink really allowed those rub-on’s to stand out by softening the patterned paper around them. Then I just cut my lace to size and glued everything in place.

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My invitation is actually much simpler than it might initially appear. I taped some lavender tissue paper to a sheet of regular printer paper and ran it through my printer. When it came out, I grabbed up a can of semi-gloss spray and sprayed both sides of the tissue paper. This not only sealed up the text but created some beautiful faux glassine as well.

I used some sage-colored cardstock from my stash for my invitation base, cut to 5” x 7” (125mm x 175mm), and topped it with a frame I created from two of the pieces of patterned paper cut into trapezoids. To explain this better, I am just going to drop in some images from the video, because I don’t know how to coherently explain it in writing!

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Hopefully, the shots from the video are helpful! You can see my trapezoids and the measurements for each of the sides. I used a piece of double-sided tape on the back at the seam to hold them together while I cut the center out.

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The cut a 3-1/2” x 5-1/2” (89mm x 140mm) window from the center of my patterned paper trapezoids, then attached it to my cardstock base. If you just want the measurements to center the window – the edges of the window are 11/16th of an inch (175mm) in from the edge of the patterned papers (on all sides). If you want to make sure you are centered with what you’ve been cutting, just find the horizontal and vertical centers of your base and your window template, align them, and trace your template!

After the frame and base were together, I grabbed my stamp platform and started stamping flowers with the “Belle Fleur” stamp set. First I went around with the “Pale Brown” Chalk Ink from this month’s kit and added clear embossing powder. After I had flowers all around in the “Pale Brown,” I came back through and added flowers with my “Royal Purple” StazOn, followed by a duplicate stamping in “Pale Brown,” and then some embossing powder. Much like I did on the “Save the Date” card, except I only added one layer of the chalk ink and embossing powder on top of the StazOn.

After all of my stamping was done, I carefully tore the edges of my tissue paper – using my window template as a guide – added an even layer of glue, and set it in place. When the glue was dry, I added a single line of stitching along the edge.

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Thank you for joining me here in my corner, I hope you enjoyed these card examples and they gave you some ideas of what can be made using this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit. You can easily make cards for birthdays, anniversaries, or any special occasion – or you can send someone a “Thinking of You” card.

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In addition to the August 2022 Cards, Tags, & More Kit, 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!
StazOn “Royal Purple” , UHU Stic , DCWV “Mariposa” Cardstock Stack , lavender tissue paper , Rust-Oleum Semi-Gloss Clear , We R Memory Keepers Craft Knife , Scotch ATG , Tim Holtz Stamp Platform , Fiskars Procision Rotary Bypass Trimmer , Hampton Art Clear Embossing Powder



During the last weekend of October, the husband and I went to the wedding of two very dear friends (the couple I made this card for), this is a layout I did featuring a photo I took during their first dance as husband and wife.

All of the papers on here I’ve had for at least 18 months. Apparently they were all waiting for this wedding! The lace is some eBay “vintage lace” I bought a few months back, and the flowers have been in hording for a long, long time!

This layout was entered into a couple of Challenges over at, the October Music Inspiration Challenge (the song picked for me was “A Taste of Honey,” and I used the line “yours was the kiss that awoke my heart” it just seemed rather fitting for the occasion!), the November Die Cutting Machine Challenge, and’s Handmade for the Holidays.

I absolutely LOVE the shard glitter glass and glass micro-beads from ReneaBouquets! (Links in Product List)

Not a lot of “special” techniques used here. I tore the papers, layered them with some lace, and then just started arranging flowers! Well, I did “dye” the paper flowers with some Distress Oxides & Shimmerz Paint!

Product List:

  • Shimmerz 
    • Butter Cream Paint 
    • Tuscan Sun Spritz 
  • Dear Lizzy Date Stamp 
  • Prima E-Line White Flower Mix 
  • Bazzill “Vanilla” Cardstock (song lyrics are on) 
  • Bella! Something Blue Paperz “Tittle” 
  • Bella Blvd – Ciao Chip – Self Adhesive Chipboard – Words – Today
  • Chickaniddy Crafts – 365 Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Weekend Wonders
  • Little Birdie Crafts – Classic Elements Collection – Beaded Fancies – White
  • McGill Paper Blossoms Collection – Tool Kit
  • Prima 
    • Finnabair – Art Basics – 3D Gloss Gel – 8 Ounces
    • Paintables – 12 x 12 Paper – Roses
  • Ranger Ink
    • Archival Ink Pad – Jet Black
    • Glossy Accents
  • Tim Holtz 
    • Distress Oxides Ink Pads – Antique Linen
    • Distress Oxides Ink Pads – Faded Jeans
    • Mini Ink Blending Tool – Round
  • Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun – Pink – Uses One Fourth Inch Adhesive
  • Silhouette America 
    • Curio 3T Version – Electronic Cutting System
    • Pen Holder
  • Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Starter Kit – White and Gray
  • Tonic Studios – 
    • Tim Holtz – Mini-Snips – 5 Inches
    • Tim Holtz – Paper Distress
  • Unknown/Unbranded 
    • 5 petal flower die 
    • Ivory & Silver Stamen 
    • Green floral wire 
    • Vintage lace 
    • key 
    • Ivory “pearl” flower centers 
    • Tan-ish-Gold-ish Beads (on the two fabric flowers)

    Wedding Congratulations!

    Congratulations (A wedding card)

    This past weekend the husband and I went to a wedding of some very dear friends. We’ve known the groom for over 11 years, and about 6 1/2 years ago we met the bride. We knew that someday we would be going to their wedding, even if they didn’t know it at the time! It was a beautiful ceremony, and we were so honored and happy to be there with them for it!

    As for the card, it is rather straight forward. I did make the flowers myself, and was constantly reminded why I don’t do that! But, I needed those colors right NOW! So I had no real choice in the matter!!

    In addition to my handmade, mulberry paper flowers, there is some vintage lace (no brand, got it off eBay a few months ago), some random twine, and some unbranded stamen. Plus, the beautiful butterfly is from ReneaBouquets! It came on the business card in one of my orders, and it worked perfectly for this card!! (Thank you, Renea!)

    The card stock, patterned paper, and embossed paper are all from the Simon Says Stamp November Card Kit, and the sentiment is from the Simon Says Stamp “Floral Bliss” stamp set (links at the bottom in the “Product List” area).

    The inside says:
    “May you forever find joy in each others eyes,
    warmth in each others arms,
    love in each others heart.”

    I just printed it out on some “linen” printer paper and used my ATG to stick it down! (Oh, I found the quote on Pinterest, I’m not that poetic!)
    I will be entering this little project into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!
    Product List:
    • ReneaBouquets Butterfly 
    • Mulberry paper (I made all the flowers) 
    • Simon Says Stamp: 
  • Elmer’s – Craft Bond – Glue Spots – Thin Medium
  • Prima – Finnabair – Art Basics – 3D Gloss Gel – 8 Ounces
  • Tim Holtz 
    • Distress Oxides Ink Pads – Frayed Burlap
    • Distress Ink Pads – Embossing Ink Clear
    • Paper Distresser
  • Wendy Vecchi 
    • Embossing Powder – Watering Can
  • Sizzix 
    • Big Shot Plus Machine – White and Gray
  • Spellbinders 
    • Shapeabilities Collection – D-Lites Die – Create A Rose
  • Unknown/unbranded twine 
    • stamen 
    • 5 petal flower dies 
    • vintage laces