Tres Jolie Kit Club–Christmas Journals!-December 2022 Scrapbooking Kit

Hey, y’all! The year is coming to a close, but that means a whole new year of Tres Jolie Kits to look forward to! YAY!!!

For my last project of 2022, I used this month’s Scrapbooking Kit – along with my stash of junk journaling materials – to create two Christmas journals. Each journal has envelopes, tuck-ins, flips, and loads of pages for journaling your Christmas thoughts and memories. And even though Christmas 2022 has passed, you can still create a memory journal while we are in that awkward time between Christmas and the New Year when it’s questionable if we are sure what day it is!!

Did you have a friend and/or family gathering? You could have everyone who attended write what they remembered about Christmas! Did people travel from various distances? Just send it around in the mail or have them write letters you can glue or clip to the pages!

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Check out my overview video where I give some details of what went into these journals:


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The two journals are very similar – it was just a matter of what signatures were added to which cover after I decided I had more than enough to create two journals. I used some canvas-type fabric on the covers, and some mulberry paper to cover the spines. On the journal with “Memo” on the cover, I inked the mulberry paper and added some ink splotches to the printables. For the closures, I just stitched together layers of ribbons and fabric scraps to create a wrap.

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I digitally create some Christmas-themed end papers for my journals and attached them in a non-traditional way by either cutting or tearing the side that isn’t attached to the cover gluing it down to the first page of the journal.

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For added texture and to fit with the “put together” and “vintage” style, I would just stitch my printables straight to the pages I wanted them on.

I used a few black tags from my stash and added some layers of the various papers from the Simple Stories papers in the kit, created tuck-in spots using some of the Simple Stories ephemera and backed a few of the cut apart Simple Stories cards with pieces of hanging file folder!

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I have a variety of paper and pages throughout the journals created using patterned paper, printables, and some original vintage pages. I also created and added some homemade glassine using the method I learned from Nik the Booksmith. I also created a couple of Nik’s “Raggedy” inserts into the journals made up of a cardstock base and a variety of ephemera stitched and glued on.

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I created my own vintage style, Christmas-themed labels to add in, and even decided I needed a custom Bookbinders Label to add to both journals. You can grab up a free printable with some Christmas-themed labels on them over on my Flickr!

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Thank you for joining me here today! I hope you enjoyed these journals and that they gave you an idea of what you can make using this month’s Scrapbooking Kit!

Warm Wishes for a Safe and Happy New Year!

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

White Paper Doily , Red Paper Doilies , Corner Scraps Studio “Vintage Holiday” , “Vintage Style Mailing Labels” , “The Randoms” , & “Vintage Style Labels” Printables , Cardstock Warehouse Thai Unryu “Charcoal” , Distress Ink “Gathered Twigs” , Distress Oxide “Evergreen Bough” , American Crafts “Christmas Day” Stamp , We R Memory Keepers: 3-Way Corner Punch, Hole Reinforcer Punch, Crop-A-Dile II, Tab Punch , Mini Envelope Punch Board , EK Tools “Round Binding Edge” Punch , Recollections 2-1/2” (6.35cm) Circle Punch , variety of junk journal papers, pages, folders, napkins, & ephemera , deli paper , tracing paper , old book covers , Pellon 806 Stitch-N-Tear , Pellon 911FF Fusible Featherweight Interfacing, Heat-N-Bond Ultra Hold , LineCo Mousseline , LineCo PVA , fabric for covers & decoration , Krylon Workable Fixatif , Rust-Oleum Clear Satin 2X , ModPodge Gloss Spray Sealer , Krylon Matte Finish , Ranger Glossy Accents , Art Glitter Glue , Fabri-Tac , UHU Stic , JudiKins MicroGlaze , red heavy weight (button/rug) thread , vintage hole reinforcements , 3/8” ScorTape , 1” double-sided tape , Scotchgard , blending brushes

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!

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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.

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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.

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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–Holiday Cards–November 2022 Cards, Tags, & More Kit

Hey, y’all!

Do you have cards to make still this holiday season? Well, this week I have a couple of cards that go together as quickly as you can cut and glue! Even the card with some texture paste goes together quick.

Both cards finished size is 4” x 6”, made from just a few bits of ephemera and a couple of sheets of the patterned paper from the November Cards, Tags, & More Kit from Tres Jolie Kit Club, one sheet of cardstock and mediums from my stash.

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I have a quick video for you to give you an overview of these cards being built!



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For the middle layer of both cards, I cut out the center – essentially making a frame about one inch on all sides. Since there was only going to be about 1/16” peeking out from around the top layer, I didn’t think I needed the whole 3-7/8” x 5-7/8” piece! I just used my ruler to mark my lines, then used my craft knife to cut along them.

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The top layer of both cards is cut to 3-3/4” x 5-3/4”, I fussy cut the gingerbread people, heart, and “Gingerbread Kisses” from one of the sheets in the paper pack, and just trimmed down the “Snow Fun” piece a little around the edges so I could use it with the tree background.

After I decided where I wanted to add the banner to the gingerbread card, I stamped it on with some “Timber Brown” StazOn so I could come in and use one of the new Tim Holtz watercolor pencils to color it in! You could use any type of medium you want to color your banner in – or stamp it on a separate piece of cardstock and then fussy cut it out. I just really wanted to use those watercolor pencils! After I made sure the banner was dry, I came back and added the “Happy Holidays” sentiment using the same StazOn ink. The only thing left to do was layer up the bits of ephemera and my fussy-cut pieces. I popped the gingerbread people up on some foam dots, added a couple of small staples to the “Gingerbread Kisses”, and added on the heart – and this card front was done!

For the “Snow Fun” background, I grabbed up my Tim Holtz “Woodland” mini stencil from my stash and inked on a few trees using some “Rustic Wilderness” Distress Oxide. I have two trees that peek out from behind the top of the little “Snow Fun” card, and a third tree that I inked partly on the background; partly on the mouse card. I just held the smaller card down in the place where I wanted it and added the ink. After my trees were inked, I added a bit of water to activate the Oxide, made sure everything was dry, then added a layer of MicroGlaze to help keep the texture paste from turning green when I added it!

My first layer of texture paste is a thin layer of Ranger Opaque Texture Paste, then to add a little shimmer, I came back in with some Tim Holtz “Snowfall” Grit Paste. I did my texture paste in the evening, and just let it dry overnight, but it didn’t really need that long to dry because it isn’t on very thick – and you could gently help it along if you needed to by gently using a heat gun. (If you do use a heat gun on texture paste, keep it moving and take a break here and there – texture paste can bubble if it is heated too long!)

The only thing left to do for the “Snow Fun” card was to put the layers together! I added some foam squares under the mouse card to give it a little lift, used some “Olive Green” StazOn to stamp the two sentiments on the two pieces of ephemera, added a couple of decorative staples, and glued them down! That was it!

For the card bases, I cut a 12”x12” sheet of cardstock in half, then each of those 6” x12” pieces were cut at 8”, scored, and scored at 4” – creating my two, 4”x6” card bases – then I just glued down the two card fronts I had put together.


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Thank you for joining us here at Tres Jolie! I hope that these two quick and easy cards gave you some ideas and inspiration for your holiday cards using this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit!

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*BoBunny “Joyful Christmas Stamp” , *Darice 12”x12” “Cardinal” Cardstock , Distress Oxide “Rustic Wilderness” , Distress Watercolor Pencil Set 2 (Barn Door) , StazOn “Timber Brown” , StazOn “Olive Green” , JudiKins MicroGlaze , Ranger Water Brush , Ranger Texture Paste “Opaque Matte” , Tim Holtz Mini Stencil “Woodland” , Tim Holtz Distress Grit Paste “Snowfall” , Tim Holtz Stamp Platform , Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher , EK Tools Scoreboard , We R Memory Keepers Craft Knife , Art Glitter Glue , foam dots ,  blending brushes

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

Hey, y’all! Can you believe there are only two months left in 2022? Wow!

Here in the States, we have entered our Holiday Season – fully. Granted, I was listening to musical Christmas Trees after walking past the still-fully-stocked Halloween aisles, but I digress…

Anywho, on to the second best part of the Holiday season – the food! (The first is, of course, the people you choose – or don’t choose – to celebrate with – or without.) And what better way to encompass both the family and the food than with a customized recipe book? Whether you already have “old family recipes” that are a staple at your holiday table, or you are starting your own traditions, this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit from Tres Jolie Kit Club has what you need to get those recipes in order!

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If you haven’t already seen the video, it is one of my more edited, cut, and put-back-together videos. I think, if I had tried to just have the video in the same order of creation, it would have been A) longer and B) absolute confusion! So, to get a look at how I (finally!) managed to get my recipe book together, make sure you check out the video!



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My cover evolved quite a bit during the process – I just couldn’t seem to get it going the way I was thinking! I really wanted to add some age to my recipe book – give it the appearance that it had already seen a kitchen or two in its life. That’s why I didn’t way a “perfectly clean” cover and why I sectioned the interior sectioned the way I did. I wanted to have a story to tell – to look like others had already been adding to it over time.

There have been a few red paints in previous Tres Jolie Kits, and I grabbed a few of them up to use here. I didn’t use an actual gesso as a basecoat for my chipboard, I just used some Tres Jolie Red Paint as my base coat, worked it in a bit with the brush, and coated the outside of the front and back covers the edges of the interior sides, and around the edges of all the interior pages.

To save some reading time – and possibly confusion – I am just going to give the overview of the finished front cover. In my video, I do show the entire process because I think the layers you can no longer see helped to create the finished product, but I don’t know how to point those out now that they are unseen! I’ll just say that there is some embossing powder under the layers of embossing powder and Foundry Wax that you see now!

Now, for what can be seen. I added some (red) Impasto paint to the cover to give it a bit more protection while I worked since it is a heavy-bodied paint, added a couple of splatter layers of Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxide Spray, using MicroGlaze between the layers to add a little depth. I used a holly stencil with some StazOn and metallic red paint since both are permanent (i.e. not water-reactive) mediums, and cut a couple of slits along the top and bottom of the title section so I could add my ephemera cluster behind it.

It doesn’t show up in the photos, but there is some light inking behind the ephemera using Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxide to create a little of a shadowy effect. To get the ink in the correct areas, I used a white Stabilo pencil to trace where the pieces would be going and added more MicroGlaze to help hold the Oxide in place. You can see which ephemera pieces I chose for my cluster, I just cut the cluster and tucked the cut edges under the title block to give the appearance it was one piece that when all the way behind, stitched it to the cover and added stitching to the title block. I coated the ephemera with MicroGlaze, but not quite thick enough, so it ended up with a little too much Oxide splatter on it – which then required me to re-whiten it some using white gesso and my white Stabilo. Then, to get “Grandma’s Cookies” to pop, I traced over the text with a black gel pen.

For the title block, what you see is some Gilded Foundry Wax and some Lindy’s Holly Berry Red Gold embossing powder. I used my Candied Apple Distress Marker to trace over the title text to add the Lindy’s to – using the brush tip for “Homemade” and the fine tip for “with love & butter.” However, there are layers under all that can be seen, and I’m sure they helped give “Homemade” a bit of extra lift!

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The rest of this project should take a lot less time to explain! Mostly because the insides are, more or less, the same process, just different layouts. However, before I get to the interior, I’ll get the back cover, uh, covered! After I added a layer of the Impasto paint and it had dried, I just used an Echo Park stencil from my stash, some clear embossing ink, and some white embossing powder for the first layer. Then, after heat setting the white embossing powder and letting it cool back down, I added some Candied Apple Distress Ink to the whole surface, watered it down, wiped up a bit, sprinkled on some of the Lindy’s Holly Berry Red Gold, brushed off any areas I didn’t want and melted it down. That was it! Far easier than the front cover!!

Before I ever got started with any decoration or assembly, I used a couple of acrylic blocks to try and figure out (approximately) how much extra space I had to work with given the size of the book rings provided with the kit. When I did the measurement, I hadn’t decided if I wanted to use the Simple Stories dividers as they were, or if I wanted to glue them to the chipboard – and I came up with about an inch of wiggle room. I exceeded that inch, but I still was able to use the rings from the kit – barely! The good news about a build like this is that the spine of the book isn’t permanent, so as recipes get added, the book rings can be replaced if needed!

As you can see in the photos, I used the ribbon from the kit to create hinges and “spines” for a few of the sections. Essentially creating a few mini-books – maybe they would be closer to folios – inside the main recipe book.

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I wanted to give my pages a layer of protection, so I used a lot of laminating pouches to add some strength, stability, and moisture protection. I talk a bit about different options for protection in my video, so I’ll just give a little overview here. You could use page protectors, cut them down to size, and stitch them to what you want to protect (warning: they tend to be hard to machine stitch because they are so slick!), you could use laminating pouches that are self-sealing, so you don’t need a laminating machine, in some areas, for example, edges of pockets or the book ring holes, you could use packing tape. Packing tape is relatively strong, however, I’m pretty sure it isn’t acid-free, and it would eventually begin to deteriorate.

In addition to my lamination, the other constants throughout this project (that may not be immediately noticeable in the photos, like all the stitching) are the use of some Fuse pockets that I’ve had in my stash FOR-EV-ER and the use of the pink and white patterned paper or stripes of the packing that I used to (re)create the edges of the Simple Stories dividers. I also used the packaging from the ephemera and dividers to punch out my hole reinforcers. I didn’t use my Fuse tool with the pouches, I decided to stitch my pockets together, and I used Gorilla Clear Grip glue when I needed to attach any of the plastic(s) and it wasn’t in an area I wanted stitching. For my flaps and closures, I added small magnets or made tie closures to keep them in place, or I used some up-cycled blanket edging to make wrap-around closures.

On the inside of my front cover, I just wanted a simple pocket, so I cut one of the patterned paper sheets down to use as a flap and the pocket front. I have some light magnets on the flap and a couple of paperclips behind the background paper to help keep it closed, and, since I was giving the example in the video, I used packing tape along the top edge of the pocket so the paper would (hopefully!) not tear with use.

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In some areas, like the back of the “Favorites” divider and the chipboard page that faces it, I used some tie-closure pouches. Part of the reason is that it was what I had available, and part of the reason is they could be used to hold notes or spare recipe cards. For the front side of this chipboard page, because I stitched through from the other side, and because the pockets are clear, I gave it a coat of the Impasto paint and some of the holly stenciling before gluing the pouches in place. On the back of the chipboard page, I added a waterfall recipe section with four numbered pockets. I thought those pockets worked great in the “Favorites” section of the recipe book!

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These pockets and flaps are stitched directly to the chipboard, and I just eyeballed the distance between them since I only really had to space pockets “2” and “3” between “1” and “4.”

The next section is a combination of “Appetizers” and “Soups & Salads.” I used a length of the ribbon from the kit to create a hinge between the two Simple Stories dividers and when I added everything to the book rings, I place a chipboard page between the two dividers.

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On the back of the “Appetizers” divider, I added some pre-made 4-1/4”x4-1/4” Fuse pockets and used the image from the front of the paper pad, backed and hinged with some of my up-cycled blanket edge, to create a flap. On the opposite page, I have more pockets, held in place with a piece of the ephemera pack that I laminated and stitched to the length of the blanket edging.

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On the back of the chipboard page, I laminated the Santa card to the bit of patterned paper, stitched it to more blanket edge, and stitched on the (laminated) tap at the bottom to create the closure.

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To hold the pockets in place on the back of the “Soups & Salads divider, I stitched a laminated card from the ephemera pack to the edge of the divider that just acts as a little tuck-in/catch for the pockets.

Next up, “Side Dishes”! That little banner piece at the bottom of the divider can be used as a tuck-in spot if, for example, you have a recipe pulled out and just want to keep it held in place while using it. But, its second function, is to allow the brad to be the catch for the magnet on my snowman closure on the other side!

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I have my snowman laminated fully on the back and partially on the front. I laminated from the top line up and the bottom edge of the snowman so the lines would still be able to be used. Then I just tied the string under his arms so he would swing around and have fun!

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Facing the snowman is one of my wrap-around closures. I attached the “Joy” card to the length of the blanket edge and created my own tie closure on the backside of this chipboard page.

That leads us up to the “Main Dishes” section of the recipe book – and it really is a section all on its own! I used a length of the ribbon from the kit to connect the divider card to the following chipboard page, and added a closure across the front to hold them together.

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Because I added a closure for my main dishes section, none of the interior pockets have any flaps or closures holding them in place. However, the pouches on the back of the chipboard are held in place by the little tag at the bottom. It turns on the brad holding it to the chipboard and is used to catch the bottom-left pocket, which in turn holds the other pockets tucked under it in place.

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Only three more sections left! Probably my three favorite food groups – breads, cookies, and dessert!

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My “Breads & Baked Goods” section is made up of pouches and a couple of small pockets. I know a lot of bread and baked goods exist, but, for me, I have about three bread dough recipes that get expanded on, and biscuits. I just found it unnecessary to make a lot of space to just repeat the same base!

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I can almost smell the cookies baking just thinking about this section! I don’t have any type of flap for the pouch and pockets on the back of the “Cookies & Candy” divider – there are only two pockets and one pouch, and I’m thinking that they should stay fairly well put. On the front of the chipboard page, however, I used the snow globe ephemera piece to create a closer in the same fashion as I had done the snowman previously. I had the four decorative edge pouches you see in the photo, and I couldn’t help but think of adding some sequins – because they made me think of sprinkles – to three of them and stitching the filled edge up so the sequins would stay in place.

For my cookies section, I have an extra step for the length of ribbon I used to create the “spine.” I added a 1/2” length of lamination to the ribbon, right down the center, to give it a little extra space, and it makes that area stand out a little more when you look at the spine of the entire book!

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I didn’t cover every surface with pockets or pouches, I really loved the “Gingerbread Kisses…” and “Baking Christmas Cheer” sheets from the paper pad, and decided to leave them in plain view at the end of the cookies section and on the front side of the chipboard page in the “Desserts & Pies” section. I only added a pocket that was small enough as to not cover any of the text.

For the pockets on the back of the desserts divider, I used a single piece of string to go from the top pocket to the bottom pocket, instead of doing them separately. It’s the dessert section! I know I’ll want to get to the recipes as quickly as possible!

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I have finally made it to the last page and the inside of the back cover! Once again, I used a single string for the two small pouches tie closure, and then to hold all the pockets, I made a swing-arm type of closure. The tag and card are both laminated, I stitched them together, and then just used a brad to attach them to the chipboard.

The back cover has a large, Fuse pouch that I stitched the laminated (Mrs. Clause?) card along the sides and bottom to create a smaller pocket before stitching up the side of the large Fuse pocket. To close it up, I just tucked in some small magnets and a paperclip under the bit of patterned paper and the tab.

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Thank you for joining me here in my corner! I hope that this project gave you some ideas of what you can do to create your own unique recipe book.

Stay Crafty, Friends


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

DecoArt “Festive Red” Metallic Acrylic Paint , Tres Jolie Kit Club “Red” Acrylic Paint , Finnabair Impasto “Poppy Red” Heavy Body Acrylic Paint , Lindy’s Gang “Oakleaf Olive” Embossing Powder , Lindy’s Gang “Holly Berry Red Gold” Embossing Powder , KaiserCraft “Holly Leaves” Mini Stencil , Echo Park “Candy Cane Stripes” Stencil , Ranger Big Emboss It , Ranger “White” Embossing Powder , Distress Oxide “Rustic Wilderness” , Distress Ink “Candied Apple” , Distress Marker “Candied Apple” , Distress Oxide Spray “Rustic Wilderness” , Distress Paint “Rustic Wilderness” , Distress Foundry Wax “Gilded” , Distress Watercolor Pencils Set 3 , We R Memory Keepers Craft Knife , We R Memory Keepers Hole Reinforcer Punch , We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile II , We R Memory Keepers Fuse Pockets , StazOn “Olive Green” , blending brushes , Sakura Glaze , paper clips , Basic Grey Small Magnetic Discs , Magnet Source Neodymium Disc Magnets , small unbranded magnets , Ranger Water Brush , JudiKins MicroGlaze , JudiKins Diamond Glaze , Finnabair Brushes , Amazon Basics Laminator , Scotch 4”x6” Laminating Pouches , Scotch 8.5”x11” Laminating Pouches , Art Glitter Glue , Fabri-Tac , LineCo PVA , Gorilla Clear Grip , 1” double-sided tape , 3/8” Scor-Tape , red thread , eyelets , sequins , large glitter , upcycled red blanket bias edging , hole punch , Fiskars 1” Circle Squeeze Punch , Duck HD Clear Tape , *spray bottle

Tres Jolie Kit Club–Recipe Lapbook–July 2022 Mood Board + Scrapbooking Kit

Hey, y’all!

Ever have one of those projects that was filled with “technical difficulties” all the way through? That was me with this lapbook! My word of advice, if your sewing machine stops working at the beginning of a project, take it as a sign to stop and do a different project! I didn’t heed the warning sign, and while I waited for a replacement sewing machine I kept trying to work – but nothing went right after that! I went from being ahead of schedule with my July projects, to being barely able to finish on time; so a project that I didn’t think would take too long, took way too long!

It’s here though, I finally finished, and I have completed a Recipe Lapbook using this month’s Scrapbooking Kit from Tres Jolie Kit Club for the July 2022 Mood Board.


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I tried to explain my process the best I could in my video; it did become rather difficult to work in an orderly fashion when I had to do what I could while waiting for my sewing machine. Hopefully the video makes some sense, or at least enough sense to give you some idea of what I’m attempting! It’s a rather long video – almost an hour, so you might want to watch it in sections! I couldn’t figure out a good place to split it apart and have it appear continuous since I was already fighting confusion!


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The mood board this month has some deep, beautiful, summery colors to it, and the papers in this month’s kit are the perfect compliment. And, of course, lemons = lemonade on a hot summer day, and an entire recipe lapbook to go with! Place your entries in the July 2022 challenge folder on Tres Jolie Kit Club Café Facebook page. This challenge ends July 31, 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 limiting the same winner to once every three months).

  • 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 – DAYS OF SUMMER
  • We would love to see you use at least one of Tres Jolie’s products on your projects but it isn’t required to play along.
  • It MUST be a new project.

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You saw the front cover of my lapbook at the beginning of this post, but I also wanted to show the other three sides of it. After more work than I had hoped, I was able to get the honeycomb chipboard from this month’s Mixed Media Kit to give some nice texture along the spine. If you haven’t seen the video yet, this spine is actually the second spine I made – because the first one wasn’t working; I just couldn’t get the honeycomb to show up. I finally got it to show by using some (metal) nuts that fit inside the chipboard and my iron to get the iron-on adhesive to melt together.

I originally planned on making a single flap for the closure, but the yellow stripe ended up being off center, and that would have drove me nuts! However, I actually like the final closure better, because I like the yellow being horizontal against the vertical of the lemon fabric and the “panels” of the closure area. I didn’t actually tack the fabric down, I used lots of glue, clipped the tacks down to where they would just enter the book cover, and added some 3D Matte Gel to help keep them in place.

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The main flap on the left side of the lapbook is an accordion folder made from a hanging file folder. I don’t have all of the specific measurements, because I made my folds where the score lines already were on the hanging folder, cut it to the height of my inside cover paper, and just eyeballed how wide I wanted it based on how it would look. However, I do know the sides were cut three inches wide and scored every 1/2-inch for the accordion folds.

On the back of my accordion folder I have a couple of book covers added in as flaps. The larger one is covered in some sari silk, and the smaller one has [what I think] is the last piece of that particular print. I have magnet closures for the smaller book covers, but I didn’t add any closure of the main, accordion folder, flip. Under the accordion folder, I have a double-pocket folder and three mini file folders I created just for this project using sheets of the Simple Stories paper from the kit.

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On the front of the larger cover with the sari silk, I added a hinged belly band. I have some 3/4-inch magnetic tape, and I laid a strip down on the cover and on the band. At the top of the band I added a couple of stronger magnets to make sure it would stay shut even with a few recipe cards in place. On the other side of the same cover, I added some homemade glassine (using a tracing paper + semi-gloss spray technique I learned from Nik the Booksmith!) to one of the frames, propped it up on some macramé cord, and turned it into a pocket. The magnetic closure for this flips under to close, and flips out of the way so the pocket is accessible.

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In the spine of the book cover I added a [new and unused!] headband so I could put a removable booklet in. It is a soft cover booklet – I layered the paper with some interface backed fabric – then I popped on the chipboard frame from the kit that I had embossed with a few different powders. After my frame was in place, I filled in the open areas with some Glossy Accents and/or Diamond Glaze, alcohol ink, and to really deepen the black on the bees, I used the “Black Hole Black” Lindy’s Magical Powder from this month’s Mixed Media Kit.

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I have two folders, filled with more folders/pockets in the booklet – one for main dishes and one for side dishes.

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I wanted to add in some charts, so I printed out a couple of different ones on tracing paper using a ledger paper I created as the background, then added my semi-gloss spray to create my “glassine.” I turned the 3-slot chipboard frame into a pocket with some vintage photos to give the “family history” feel.

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The right side of the lapbook features a large, fold-out panel with a little box folder on it. The box folder also folds out – it is held in place with some magnets & magnetic tape – to reveal a couple of folder pockets and a little coin pocket I made.

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When you flip open the large panel, you will find a little strap holding another book cover in place that has another chart on the front, and a couple of pockets on the back. I added another headband to the hinge of this cover, and created another little removable folder to slide into this space.

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This folder is a simple one, with just three pockets inside it and a pocket on the back to hold another piece of “glassine” with some helpful hints on it.

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On the back of that big flap I made, I have a couple of pockets for breakfast and lunch recipes, and some ephemera to add some decoration.

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Thank you for joining us here at Tres Jolie, I hope you enjoyed this lapbook – even if I did have a few hiccups along the way! Hopefully I didn’t make the video too confusing and was able to explain what was going on clearly – even if it was “out of order” because of my sewing machine fiasco.

Stay Crafty, Friends … and remember, if something breaks at the beginning of a project, take it as a sign! Confused smile Rolling on the floor laughing


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In addition to this month’s Scrapbooking Kit & the Tres Jolie Chipboard & Lindy’s “Black Hole Black” from the Mixed Media Kit (*from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:

**Some [non-Tres Jolie Kit] items contain an affiliate link, allowing me to earn a small commission at no extra cost to you!

Lawn Fawn “Sunflower” Ink Pad , Lindy’s Gang “Desert Moon Turquoise” Embossing Powder , Seth Apter “Rocky Road” Baked Texture , Seth Apter “Vintage Beeswax” Baked Texture , Ranger “Buttercup” Embossing Powder , Ranger “Watering Can” Embossing Powder , Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink “Patina” , Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink “Sunshine Yellow” , Dina Wakley “Lemon” Gloss Spray , Distress Embossing Glaze “Salvaged Patina” , Ranger Perfect Medium Pen/Marker , StazOn “Jet Black” , Hampton Art Block Alphabet Stamp Set , Tim Holtz Index Clips , Tim Holtz Hex Fasteners , Tim Holtz Plaquettes , Stripe Background Lemon Print Outdoor Fabric , Ingvild Bolme Tiny Junkyard Treasures “Vintage Trinkets” , Finnabair 3D Matte Gel , We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile , Crop-A-Dile II , Tab Punch , Hole Reinforcer Punch , Craft Knife , 3-Way Corner Punch , EK Tools Scoreboard , EK Tools “Round Binding Edge” Punch , Recollections 2-1/2” Circle Punch , Fiskars 1” Circle Squeeze Punch , Pellon Fusible Featherweight Interfacing , Heat n Bond Ultra Hold Iron On Adhesive , Heat n Bond Iron On Vinyl , 12”x12” Heavy Chipboard , old book cover , 2” book binding tape , 1” , 1/2” , 1/4” , 1/8” double-sided tape , 3/8” Scor-Pal Scor-Tape , Fabri-Tac , LineCo PVA , LineCo 1.25” Linen Hinging Tape , JudiKins Diamond Glaze , Ranger Glossy Accents , UHU stic , ScotchGard Fabric Protector , Wrights 1/2” “Charcoal” Seam Binding , Mainstays pillow case, blending brushes , Fray No More , black & white bakers twine, Dritz 7/16″ Brushed Nickle Decorative Nails , Basic Grey Large Magnetic Discs , Basic Grey Small Magnetic Discs , unbranded magnetic discs , Xyron 3/4” Magnetic Tape , hanging file folders , “manila” folders , black, white, & grey size 5 variegated thread , black sewing machine thread , Hy-Ko Aluminum Reflective Numbers , brads , eyelets , other fabric (yellow gingham, grey & white plaid, sari silk, aqua & white print), unused headbands , uxcell Silver Tone Metal Label Holders , Bead Landing Macramé 3mm Cotton Cord, Rust-oleum Semi-Gloss Clear

Reveal Day!–Tres Jolie Kit Club – July 2022 Kits!

We are here today to reveal our July 2022 kits; get yours before they’re gone!

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


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The July 2022 Scrapbooking Kit is filled with the gorgeous “Simple Vintage Lemon Twist” papers and ephemera from Simple Stories. As always, these papers will be amazing for all your upcoming projects, even though they have a beautiful spring/summer feel to them. You will find a lovely assortment of patterned papers and perfectly coordinated embellishments.

Ready to get your hands dirty? This month’s Mixed Media Kit has some shimmer and shine ready for you to add to some nice crackle texture!

Our Cards, Tags, & More Kit includes “Cottage Life” papers and chippies from Graphic 45 and goodness so you can create a beautiful summery 6”x6” folio album and more. Who doesn’t like creating a variety of projects from one kit?

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


Presenting the Tres Jolie July 2022 Kits:

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*Scrapbook Kit*

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*Mixed Media Kit*

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*Cards, Tags, and More Kit*


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

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


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

Here is a little tease from me using the July 2022 Cards, Tags, & More Kit:

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

Jeanne Rodriguez

Kim Heard

Crystal Johnson


We have a new mood board challenge for the month; the rules are as follows:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The twist for this month is: DAYS OF SUMMER

July 2022 Mood Board:

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Place your entries in the July 2022 challenge folder on the Tres Jolie Kit Club Café Facebook page. This challenge ends on July 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 limiting the same winner to once every 3 months).


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

Tres Jolie Kit Club–Quick & Easy Cards-January 2022 Cards, Tags, & More Kit

Hey, all! For my last January project for Tres Jolie Kit Club, I have some Quick & Easy Cards using this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit. A little cutting, layering, and gluing later and viola, a few cards all ready to go! Check out my video to see how easy cards can be!

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With the coordinating sticker sheet and layered stickers in this month kit, putting a few cards together didn’t take much time at all.


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I cut the base paper 4.75”x6.25”, attached it to my card bases and started the layering process.

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I sorted through all the bit and pieces and played around with different layouts and embellishments until I had the cards together the way I wanted. On the Tres Jolie Chipboard butterflies, I added some “Oakleaf Olive” embossing powder and some “Metallic Black” wax.

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Adding some of the layered stickers from the kit is a quick way to give your cards some dimension—and they have some phrases on them to help you get your meaning out!

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Using a hot glue gun made assembly go even faster! Even though most of the embellishments were stickers, if I wanted to add a little extra support I put a bit of hot glue down. The stickers go great on the envelope as well — giving it it’s own special touch!


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Thank you for joining me here in my little corner! I hope you enjoyed this project and it gave you some ideas of how you can use this month’s kit to make yourself some quick and easy cards to have on hand!

Stay Crafty, Friends


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

*Lindy’s Gang “Oakleaf Olive” Embossing Powder; *Stamperia “Metallic Black” Wax; Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink; We R Memory Keepers Craft Knife; Recollections Value Pack Cards & Envelopes; Scotch ATG; Hot Glue Gun/Hot Glue