Tres Jolie Kit Club–Mini Round Album & Card–August 2022 Cards, Tags, & More Kit

Hey, y’all! The project I have for you this week is a mini album I created using items from my stash and this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit from Tres Jolie Kit Club – along with a card to go along with the album using the card blank from the kit!

This album is sized just right to be able to use the Craft Consortium Belle Fleur papers in the kit without having to piece any together – in other words, the circles are slightly under six inches!

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Make sure to check out my video to see how I put this album together and what I did to create my card!



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Front and back cover piece measurements. Inside pages measurements.

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For my cover, I added a little batting to the underside of some stretch (faux) suede and then wrapped it around pieces of heavy chipboard for the back and front covers and carefully stitched about 1/4” from the edge (the spine is also heavy chipboard, but it doesn’t have batting or the fabric). I wanted to add a little something extra to break up the solid brown of the fabric, so I added some interfacing to the back of a piece of the Finnabair Decorative Paper that was in the July Mixed Media Kit, and some iron-on vinyl to the front to turn that paper into something that would be sturdy enough to be used on the front side of an album!

After all my fabric and paper were in place, I added some of the Belle Fleur rub-ons where the two materials met. I wasn’t sure how well they would stick to the fabric, but it was easy! I had to rub a little harder to get to the solid surface (the chipboard/my desk!) because of the batting, but it wasn’t a difficult process at all. To give the rub-ons a little extra protection I sprayed the cover with some ScotchGard and dabbed on some matte gel to help hold them down (do this very gently, because they liked to stick to my fingertip).

With the matte gel dry, I added my macramé cord along the edge of the decorative paper and the seam side of my cover circles – using the cord to finish the circle. Then I popped on the wicker hearts, some of the Prima flowers, the enamel dots, and my bit of ribbon. To harden the ribbon so it would hold the wave, I soaked it in some (water-thinned) Glossy Accents, placed it on the cover, and shaped it, then brushed on a layer of the Glossy Accents to really get it to hold its shape.

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My spine is (about) 1-5/8” (41mm) wide and 4” (102mm) tall. The inside of the chipboard is covered with some of the same decorative paper used on the outside with some iron-on adhesive on the back to act as a “moisture barrier” so the glue doesn’t soak through and without vinyl. I did however use some of the vinyl-coated decorative paper to cover and reinforce the rectangle sections of the pages and to create the hinges. There is approximately 1/8” (32mm) space between the pages and from the edges of the spine to the first and last pages.

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Photo page ring measurements. Photo mat measurements.
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For the inside, the Craft Consortium patterned paper on the front and back covers and the pages are 5-7/8” (149mm) circles. I distressed the edges of the circles with my scissors, added some of the chalk ink from the kit, and added some vintage-style crochet lace to create pockets on the inside front and back covers then started adding my photo windows.

The acetate and rings are not flush with the surface of the page, I left a little space to allow some room for a photo to be added to the photo mat and still have space to slide in and out. The windows are layered as follows (top to bottom):

  1. Patterned paper ring
  2. Cardstock ring
  3. Acetate
  4. Craft foam ring
  5. Cardstock ring

Just remember to only glue half of the ring onto the page – starting at the widest point – or your opening will be too small for the photo mat! The photo mat is a 5” (127mm) circle of cardstock, and I added a little piece of the Belle Fleur trim to use as a pull tab, with some stitching and glossy accents to reinforce it.

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My card is really a lot simpler than it may first appear! I used the chalk ink from the kit along all of the edges of the card, then added my patterned papers to the back and flaps. It was at this point that I took everything over to my sewing machine and added a line of stitching – sewing the outside papers to the card base, adding stitches to the papers that would be going on the inside, and adding stitches to the two circle halves.

I grabbed up my “Royal Purple” StazOn and created a ring of stamping around the card front and attached the two circle halves with some double-sided foam to give it a little lift. The doily is cut using a Dress My Craft die from a previous kit and the heart is a Sizzix die that came with my Big Shot Plus. To get that doily and the flowers to really pop from the background, I added some “Villainous Potion” Distress Ink along the outside edges. The heart is coated in a mix of the Distress Ink and the “Pale Brown” chalk ink.

There is a stretch of trim across the front of the card, cut slightly over the halfway mark for the opening, and the flowers run along that trim. The closure for the card is a couple of tiny magnets placed behind the (right) edge of the heart and one of the petals of the flowers, so now it stays closed and looks like it is all one piece, but is very easy to open!

The final details of the card are rub-on flowers that I added a layer of Glossy Accents to, some of the enamel dots, and a rub-on sentiment on the heart – also with a layer of Glossy Accents.

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The inside of my card has the patterned papers glued in and it’s ready for personalization – which I would probably do by printing the message on some coordinating vellum and gluing it in place.

To make my envelope match the card, I blended on some of the Villainous Potion and stamped on a couple of flowers using my Royal Purple StazOn topped with Pumice Stone Distress Oxide. I used the Pumice Stone because by this point I had used every last drop of the chalk ink between last week’s project and the album! Plus, the Pumice Stone is a perfect match for the colors on the card! Then, to finish it up, I blended some of the Pumice Stone onto the envelope.


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Thank you for joining me here in my corner! I hope you enjoyed this mini-album and card and they gave you some ideas of what you can make using the papers and the card blank in this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit!

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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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*Finnabair “Romantica” Decorative Paper , Finnabair 3D Matte Gel , *Dress My Craft “Crochet Doily” Die , StazOn “Royal Purple” , Distress Ink “Villanious Potion” , Distress Oxide “Pumice Stone” , Ranger Glossy Accents , Recollections 6inx6in Clear Acetate Sheets , Celebrate It® Cotton (Crochet) Ribbon , DCWV “Mariposa” Cardstock Stack , “Indian Summer” Cardstock Stack , & “Brights” Cardstock Stack , heavy chipboard , batting , craft foam , iron-on interfacing , Heat-n-Bond Iron-On Vinyl , Bead Landing Macramé Cord , faux suede fabric , Silhouette Cameo 3 , Nicapa Mat , Aleene’s Tacky Glue , Fabri-Tac , UHU Stic , 1/8” double-sided tape , LineCo PVA , JudiKins Diamond Glaze , ScotchGard Fabric Protector , Liquitex Matte Gel , BookGuard 3” Black Book Binding Tape , double sided foam squares , Sizzix Big Shot Plus & heart die , blending brushes , Tim Holtz Stamp Platform , Sakura Moonlight Opaque Grey Pack

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.

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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!


Video:


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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

Reveal Day! – Check out the August 2022 Tres Jolie Kits!

Welcome to August and the reveal of this month’s kits!! Make sure to get yours before they’re gone!

Be sure you are following us on all social media platforms (Tres Jolie Kit Club links at end of the post; Corner Scraps links to the right) and have joined the Tres Jolie Kit Club Facebook Café so you won’t miss a single announcement or project created with these kits.

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Where is my GenX crowd? Because the August 2022 Scrapbooking Kit is filled with the Grunge Reinvented collection from the new-to-us company 3 Quarter Designs. Don’t worry though, because even though these papers have a fabulous grungy and masculine feel to them they will still be amazing for all your upcoming projects – they have fabulous autumn colors and leaves. You will find a lovely assortment of patterned papers and perfectly coordinated embellishments.

Love getting messy? Want to give the new Tim Holtz Distress Foundry Waxes a try? Then the Mixed Media Kit is for you! There are Prima bases and a stencil, some DecoArt Sand Paste, and a set of Distress Foundry Waxes. And the best part? The kits can be used with each other! I know I’m already thinking of how to combine the Scrapbooking Kit with the Mixed Media Kit!

You’ll find our Cards, Tags, & More Kit filled with papers, embellishments, and a stamp set from Craft Consortium and goodness – so you can create beautiful summery, romantic cards and tags. Who doesn’t like being able to create a variety of projects from one kit?

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


And now (drumroll, please) the August 2022 Kits from Tres Jolie:

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Scrapbooking Kit

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Mixed Media Kit

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Cards, Tags, & More Kit


Don’t forget to stop by the Tres Jolie YouTube channel and see our video reveal for 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 and projects with this kit. Here is a little tease from me using the Cards, Tags, & More Kit:

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Please stop by the other designer’s blogs (listed below) and check out their sneak peeks:


We have a new mood board challenge for the month, with the following rules and guidelines:

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Place your entries in the August 2022 challenge folder on the Tres Jolie Kit Club Café Facebook page. This challenge ends on August 31st, 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 the newest Tres Jolie Chipboard designs that were just added to the store.