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
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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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*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– “Cottage Life” Folio-July 2022 Cards, Tags, & More Kit

Hey, y’all!

The year is already half over, and now we count down to autumn and winter to get relief from this summer heat! (Seriously, is it October yet? Rolling on the floor laughing)

Have you had a chance to dig into your Cards, Tags, & More Kit from Tres Jolie Kit Club yet? There is a fabulous folio kit and some gorgeous Graphic 45 papers in it – which is what I have for you for my first project of July!

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I have a video up showing how I decorated my folio – I didn’t put mine together fully to start; I left my pockets and flaps unattached until after they were decorated! I don’t show the assembly of the folio, because I felt it would add unnecessary time to the video since it has instructions in the package, and Photoplay Paper has a step-by-step; follow-along assembly video on their YouTube channel.


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I really wanted to make my cover one continuous image, and I ended up using all three of the “Living the Simple Cottage Life” sheets from the paper pack to do it! I hadn’t originally planned to add the extra garden scene as a flap, but as I started going along, I knew I really liked that image as a whole.

I have stitching as a border for all my patterned paper pieces, sometimes added to just the Graphic 45 paper, sometimes I stitched the Graphic 45 paper to the folio piece (this was semi-planned out – for me anyhow! – and is why I didn’t attach all the folio pieces in the beginning!). I also grabbed up my Aged Mahogany Distress Ink and inked around the edges of all my Graphic 45 pieces and the bits of chipboard I added on.
When it came time to add my finishing touches, I had the little round piece of chipboard and the rectangle left of my ink pieces, and decided to pop them onto the cover – finding out the round one makes a nice little “door knob” at the edge of my flap!

On the inside of the left flap, even though I used some strong double-sided tape to attach my extra flap, I added a piece of the chipboard to help stabilize that addition. You can see how I covered the larger folio cover flap with one sheet of the paper and, very carefully, lined up the pieces on the shorter cover flap and my additional flap.

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For almost every piece of Graphic 45 paper I used to decorate the folio, I waited until after I added the stitching to distress and ink the edges. However, on the pieces I stitched onto the folio parts I hadn’t attached yet – pockets & flaps – I distressed and inked the edges before stitching them together.

I made up a few specimen tags and used some of the chipboard pieces to make my samples, sandwiching my samples between some iron-on vinyl, then attaching everything with a brad from my stash.

I cut out some of the cards from the cut-apart sheets in the paper pack and just added some stitching to them and backed them with some bits of index cards so there would be a place to write.

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While some of the cards were tucked into pockets, I left some of them out and just used some paperclips to hold them to the edges of the pages.

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With the largest specimen, I didn’t attach the chipboard frame to the card, but just tucked them into a pocket together and held them in place with a paperclip.

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For the flap of the pocket that is on the (inside) back panel, I stitched the top piece of patterned paper to the flap, then added my stitching to the paper that was going on the underside before gluing it in place. I didn’t stitch all three together, because when sewing through paper the underside of the stitch holes tend to be rougher. After my flap was together I stuck it down in place before adding the blue & white paper so the flap edge would be covered.

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For these two pockets, I layered up some of the papers and cards to cover them, then cut a couple more cards down to fit and added some tabs so they would be easier to pull out. The backs have an index card attached, and the tabs are just made from of the strips of patterned paper I had leftover after all the cutting.

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As you can see, I used the same patterned paper for both the insides and outsides of the spines; I added my stitching and inking to the back paper and glued it down.

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The three specimen samples I have on brads allow them to be spun off to the side to see the card underneath or hang over the edge of the pocket they are in. All of the flowers I used came from my yard – I had picked and dried them a couple of months ago – so I know they are free of pesticides! And even though I didn’t get the cards filled out (yet), I even know what a couple of them are!

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Thank you for joining me here in my corner, I hope you enjoyed seeing how I decorated my Photoplay Folio-4 found in this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit!

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

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Distress Ink “Aged Mahogany” , Ranger Mini Round Blending Tool , double-sided tape 1”, 1/2”, 1/4”, & 1/8” , Art Glitter Glue , Aleene’s Tacky Glue , JudiKins Diamond Glaze , Scotch ATG , Heat n Bond Iron On Vinyl , brads , mahogany thread , blending brushes , paperclips , index cards , Betckey label paper

Tres Jolie Kit Club–Paper Bag Journal-May 2022 Cards, Tags, & More Kit

Hey, y’all!

This week’s project is a paper bag journal using this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit from Tres Jolie Kit Club, some kraft stock and transparencies from my stash, and of course, paper bags. I just searched through my stash until I came across some items that I’ve had for ages – and decided I needed to quit hoarding them! Plus, the kraft stock matches the paper bags!

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Check out the video to see how this little journal came together!


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Pretty quick and simple, right? You don’t need “special” tape for this journal – clear packing tape works just fine and goes much better with the transparencies!

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For the cover, I grabbed up one of the Tres Jolie Chipboard butterflies, coated it with some white gesso, and added a couple of the Finnabair Mica’s from this month’s Mixed Media Kit using the Liquid Color Fluid Medium from March’s Mixed Media Kit to make those mica’s permanent. I used my JudiKins Diamond Glaze to get a nice seal with the cover. I didn’t mind the Diamond Glaze leaking out some, because I was already planning to add it to the top of the butterfly to give it a bit of a curved surface and now my butterfly almost looks like it has welded seams! After the cover was dry, I popped on a few of the Say-It-In-Crystal’s and called it done.

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I’m not going to show every page in the journal, I’m just going to focus on the ones that have pockets – some are “plain,” but I’ll explain that reasoning closer to the end. I didn’t close up any of the bag openings, I decided to turn them all into side pockets – including the cover. I covered the bags with the patterned paper and used a hexagon punch to make some thumb holes.

I turned one of the kraft sheets into a pocket with a flap and added some of the patterned paper inside for a spot of color.

For all of my bends and hinges, I used regular packing tape because I wanted to add some reinforcement, but I didn’t want it to really stand out.

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My journal is comprised of three paper bags, three kraft sheets, and three transparencies – layered like this:

  • Paper bag Cover with reinforced spine and eyelets added
  • Kraft stock – transparency – paper bag connected with eyelets
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  • Kraft stock & transparency connected with eyelets

I wanted to reinforce my holes, but I didn’t have long eyelets, so I just decided to make sections, then I used some macramé cord to tie it all together.

I really like using the printed transparencies because they make clear pockets, but are not totally see-through because of the print – plus I would sometimes add some strips of patterned paper to one side to create some visual interest. As you can see in the above image, some of the pages made from a transparency have side openings.

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A couple more side open pockets, and one of the paper bag bottoms – which I talk about a few paragraphs down.

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Some pocket pages were made from one of the transparencies and from one of the kraft sheets (I just used a scrap of patterned paper here to show the pockets).

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The center of my journal is one of the transparencies turned into side pockets. When I put my eyelets in, I thought about how they would be facing so the finished side would be showing in the center.

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For the pages made from the bottoms of the paper bags, I covered the bag with bits of leftover patterned paper and made two shallow pockets. Where the bottom folded up flat I added some glue along the edges to make one pocket, then added a strip of patterned paper about halfway up to create a second pocket.

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As you can see, this journal is filled with pockets that you can tuck all your photos and notes into! And the reason for the “plain” pages? So you can grab up some colored pencils, markers, crayons, pens, etc., and add your own touch – maybe based on whatever mood you’re feeling at that given moment.

Thank you for joining me here in my corner, I hope you enjoyed this paper bag journal and it gave you some ideas of what you can do with some “plain” cardstock you have in your stash and this month’s Cards, Tags, and More Kit.

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

*Finnabair Liquid Color Fluid Medium; printed kraft stock; unknown transparency; Little Yellow Bicycle Transparencies: Generation Z “Silver Metallic Wing” & “Silver Metallic Argyle;” paper lunch bags; We R Memory Keepers eyelets & Crop-A-Dile II; EK Tools Score Board; Fiskar’s 1.5” Hexagon Punch; Aleene’s Tacky Glue; packing tape (I used Duck brand because that’s what I had!); Double-Sided Tape 1-inch, 1/4-inch, & 1/8-inch; a small piece of chipboard for the spine; Bead Landing Creations 3mm Single Ply Macramé Cords

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

Tres Jolie Kit Club–Coptic Bound Journal-January 2022 Cards, Tags, & More Kit

Hey, all! Welcome to 2022 and my corner!

For my first project of the year for Tres Jolie Kit Club, I have a Coptic Bound Journal for you. I used “resume” paper, some size 5 DMC Perle Cotton Cotton,  and tools & adhesive from my stash — along with the papers and chipboard from the kit — to create this journal.

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Check out my video to see how I put mine together!


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On the inside of the front and back covers I added some of the scraps from the lined paper I printed and some stickers from the Simple Stories sheet found in the kit. On the front of the first signature I added the “Learn To Fly” square from the Craft O’Clock “bonus” sheet and drew on some faux stitching.


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The Simple Stories paper I added on the outside of the back cover.


Here are the measurements for where I poked my holes – where the lines intersect. The measurements are in inches, and the space between the horizontal lines.

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**The vertical line is 3/8” in from the left edge.**


For my journal, I made six signatures. The cover of each signature is a piece of the Simple Stories paper, scored 2-1/4”, then filled with some of my printed lined paper! I printed the lines on bother sides of the paper, but I didn’t use the same print for each side! I was lucky enough to find a monochrome laser printer for $35 in the clearance isle one day, so that is what I used. InkJet printers will work just as well—just remember the ink isn’t permanent! (Unless you have a fancy pigment ink printer!) After my journal was all together, I went through and randomly added some stickers from the Simple Stories Cardstock Sticker sheet.

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The sheets are for you to print out—click the image or the link under the image to be taken to my DropBox (For Personal Use Only):

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Sketched Dashed Lines DropBox Link

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Plain Lines DropBox Link

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Be careful when you are doing your binding! I was so worried about it being too loose, I made it too tight! But my journal still opens and lays flat like it should!

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Coptic Stitch Resources:

Spruce Crafts – How To Do Coptic Stitch
WikiHow – Coptic Bind A Book


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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 make using 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:

*Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium; EK Tools Scoreboard; We R Memory Keepers Foam Mat (can you a magazine or phone book or folded piece of fabric, etc.); small hole punch, large needle, or awl; book binding thread or some other heavy thread – waxed or able to be waxed (I used DMC Cotton Perle 5 Color# 108 & some beeswax); Business Paper AKA “Resume Paper” (generally a cotton or linen blend – 20+ lb weight); any “heavy weight” paper you want to use, or any paper you want at all, really!; Scotch ATG; Sakura Gelly Roll moonlight 10 (pen)

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

Hey, all! Welcome back to my corner!

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

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


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

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

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

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


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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 make using items found in this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit!
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October Cards, Tags, & More Kit:

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

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

Tres Jolie Kit Club–Mini Flip Album-October Cards, Tags, & More Kit

Hey, all! Welcome back to my corner! For my first Tres Jolie Kit Club project of October I’m bringing you a Mini Flip Album I made using mostly only the kit. I have a few staple (white cardstock, glue, ribbon) and reusable (tools) items, but, for the most part, I did stick to the kit.

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With just four (I think only four!) sheets of white cardstock & a bit of ribbon from my stash, plus the Cards, Tags, & More Kit, I created this Mini Flip Album! Check out my video to see how I did it. Plus, under the video you’ll find the measurements for the cardstock and some close-up photos!


Video:


Measurements:

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As you can see, I have x2 on each set, because I made two of each size. The dashed lines are for scoring, and I have the measurement for how far from the left edge I went in for the score line.


Now, for the close-ups:

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On the inside cover I have a flip-out with a narrow pocket and a pocket with a thumb-slot on the facing page (pages 1-2). The next two pages have a “belly band” (which slipped when I was sewing it, so it’s crooked!) and a pocket (pages 3-4).

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The next set of pages has a pocket and a “belly-band” (pages 5-6) followed by a page with a “belly-band” under a flip out and a large flip up page (pages 7-8).

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This next page I left blank for notes, photos, or memorabilia, and a pocket on the next page (pages 9-10). On the final two pages I have “belly-bands” on each of them (pages 11-12).

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Here are photos of the back and front cover. I left the chipboard natural because I really liked how it went with the muted tones of the papers. Finally, I have a shot of the album opened up, where you can see a couple of those flip-out pages.

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Thank-you for joining me here at my corner! I hope you enjoyed this project and it gave you some ideas of what you can do with items found in this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit!

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In addition to the October Cards, Tags, & More Kit, I used”:

Colorbok white cardstock; Liquitex Super Heavy Matte Gel Medium; EK Tools Scoreboard; awl; needle; 1/4” green gingham ribbon; We R Memory Keepers: Foam Mat & Tab Punch; Fiskars 1” Circle Punch; Scotch ATG; Art Glitter Glue; white thread & sewing machine

Tres Jolie Kit Club–Shaker “Envelope Gift Mini Album”-September Cards, Tags, & More Kit

Hey, all! Welcome back to my corner!

For my final Cards, Tags, & More Kit project for the Tres Jolie Kit Club this month, I’m bringing you an “Envelope Gift Mini Album” using a Paige Taylor Evans cut file. (Links to PTE’s tutorial & the Silhouette Store ID# in the product list.)

I used the cut file as my base, and decided it needed to become a *shaker* envelope mini album! In my video, you’ll get to see how I worked through that process (which means you’ll get to see how to do it the hard way, LOL!).

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Check out my video! Hopefully it makes sense – I was working out the process as I went along!


Video:


Close-ups with some explanations:

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For the album (and the inside envelope) I used some Paige Taylor Evans papers from my stash, but used papers from the kit as my ‘accent’ pieces and to make the bow. To make this into a shaker, I grabbed up a 12×12 page protector, inserted the album cut, and started stitching to make the pockets. After all the stitching was completed I trimmed off the excess page protector.

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Here you can see the inside envelope, I added little magnets just to help keep the flap down. It wasn’t really necessary, I just found it helped keep the flap down for when I folded the album up. You can see I used the Altair Art papers from the kit to make my inside panels, with some doily’s added in that were made using the Dress My Craft Die from the kit.

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When I first decided to add in some stamping from the Bo Bunny stamp set I thought I would have a lot more, but as soon as I added these little edges I thought it was enough! Sometimes less is more!

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I just had to add in these beautiful Tres Jolie Chipboard leaves from the kit! I found the angle of the leaves made a perfect match up for the flap of the envelope. The addition of the leaves, however, are also the reason I added a button a twine closure, like the one on the right flap, under the outside bow and band closure!

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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 make using items from this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit!

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In addition to items from this month’s kit, I used:

“Envelope Gift Mini Album”Silhouette Store ID# 240883 by Paige Taylor Evans; Pink Paislee/Paige Taylor Evans: 19 & Turn The Page 08; Prima/Finnabair: Heavy White Gesso; Ranger/Tim Holtz: “Picket Fence” Distress Paint, “Salvaged Patina” Distress Oxide & Embossing Glaze; Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink; pink & white bakers twine; Scotch ATG; white thread; E6000; magnets; Art Glitter Glue

Tres Jolie Kit Club-June 2021 Cards, Tags, & More Kit-G45 ATC Tag Album

Hey, all! Welcome back to my little corner! Today I’m bringing you my first project for the Tres Jolie Kit Club using the June Cards, Tags, & More Kit!

This project is a “kit only” project, using the Graphic 45 ATC Tag Album, Stamperia Papers, and one of the resin clocks from this month’s kit.

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Video:


This project is rather easy-peasy! For all the pages and the cover, I just cut the paper to size and glued it down. I created a custom-fit piece for the spine, using my Silhouette Cameo to cut the bracket shape in the piece of paper I was using.


Here are the measurements I used and the JPEG or, if you choose, the SVG for the tag and spine.

JPEG of the spine & tag cuts.

(Below is a link to my Dropbox for a SVG.)

Measurements I used for the Stamperia paper.

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Link to SVG in my Dropbox

(not a Tres Jolie Dropbox!)


A few close-ups:

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I really wanted to keep the cover simple so the album could be carried around easy while traveling, so I made sure my cut-out pieces were glued down good and I used some Liquitex Super Heavy Gel to make sure that resin clock was attached nicely!

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I cut the lined sheet of paper from the Stamperia pack in half and turned it into a couple of fold-out pages for taking notes.

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For some of my pages I did some paper piecing to create the background!

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I had originally thought I might cover the tags with the Stamperia paper as well, but then I decided to leave them blank for notes and/or photos.

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I picked one of the phrases from the cut apart sheet to put in the bracket. You could also make a custom label describing what the theme of your album is!

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This Graphic 45 ATC-Tag Album is so adorable and just the right size to make a little memory book; paired with the Sir Vagabond Papers from Stamperia, and you have a handy place to record a little vacay!

Thank you for joining us here at Tres Jolie, I hope you enjoyed this project and it gave you some inspiration to create your own little album!

Stay Crafty, Friends

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June 2021, Tres Jolie Kit Club, Cards, Tags, & More Kit:

Adhesives used: Art Glitter Glue & Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel