Tres Jolie Kit Club – Décor “Vintage” Spools -March 2022 Cards, Tags, & More Kit

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

This week I have some décor spools I made to go with this month’s “Threads” Stamperia papers and ephemera in the Cards, Tags, & More Kit from Tres Jolie Kit Club. I loved this month’s kit, and couldn’t help turn it into some décor pieces this week (and next week too!) along with the needlebook I made for my first project this month! I definitely focused on the “and More” part of the kit for March!

Check out the video to get some ideas and inspiration for what you can do with the items in this months kit!

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I can honestly say that if everything was insta-dry this project would not have taken very long! I spent a lot of time waiting for my 3D Gel or the paint, mica, and water soaked flowers to dry since I didn’t want to use my heat gun too much – some things just work best air dried, like the rust effect powder.

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Here is are a couple of close ups of the shortest spool – the one with the Tres Jolie Chipboard Tailor’s Dummy (Mannequin) on top. As you can see, I added tons of mediums to the spools before I considered them finished, but I didn’t actually use that much! I used the lightest and darkest [rose] mica powers and the Liquid Color Fluid Medium from the March Mixed Media Kit, some Burnt Sienna Liquid Acrylic paint from the February Mixed Media Kit, and some rust effect powder from the September 2019 Mixed Media Kit. Mixing the darkest mica with the Burnt Sienna paint also gave me some rust color! All of the waxes I used were also from previous Tres Jolie Kits! (Tres Jolie Kits are great for building up a stash!)

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Here is the base of the shortest spool. I just wrapped my “measuring tape” around the bottom, built up a hill of gel, and after it dried I added some rust effect powder and paint to make it look like it had been sitting around for ages! Letting my rust and paint air dry also allowed for some color to soak into the papers—adding more the the aged look I was going for.

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I think the top of the middle sized spool was the quickest to go together – minus the dry time for the 3D gel to dry that is holding the chipboard up—because it is mostly flowers! You can see along the edges of the chipboard some of the dark rose mica that I painted on in some of the areas.

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There are a lot of layers wrapped around this base! I have chipboard thread spools, scissors, and advertisements. This is the spool I used [reversed] Scotch tape on to hold the chipboard pieces in a curved shape while I waited for the 3D gel to dry. Then I came in with my flowers, followed by my mediums, and started layering on some color and rust.

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Last, but not least, the tallest spool top! This one might be my favorite because it was large enough to really let the “rust” show up!! I also really love how the Burnt Sienna mixed with the dark rose mica gave a rust-ish color to the top edge of the sewing machine—it shows up especially well on the backside where the measuring tape paper is.

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Here is a good close up of how some paint and rust really added a distressed, vintage feel to those flowers. Once it’s in place, and if you don’t touch it too much while wet, paper is an amazing substrate to work with! It may be delicate when wet, but it makes up for it in absorbability and malleability.

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Here is the base of my third and largest spool. I added my rust, paint, and mica to all of my exposed edges, and really added some rust to the top of my chipboard bobbin. As soon as I’m sure all of the glues and chipboard is bone dry, I will be giving these spools a protective coating of some matte sealer and be posting them up in my Etsy shop.

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I even added some of the rust effect powder to the undersides of the tops! I carefully supported my spools between a few bottles and let them sit upside down until the rust effect powder and vinegar had dried.

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 the papers and embellishments found in this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit!

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 Black Gesso; Finnabair: *Matte Wax: “Old White” & “Charcoal Black,” 3D Matte Gel, Clear Gesso, “Large Gears” & “Machine Parts” Moulds; *13@rts “Rusty Bronze” Ayeeda Powder; Tim Holtz: Sanding Block, Opaque Matte Texture Paste, Alcohol Ink: “Caramel” & “Latte,” *Stamperia “Metallic Black” Wax; Fiskars 1” Circle Punch; *49 & Market Flowers, Prima Marketing Flowers, Art Glitter Glue; Mod Podge (Vintage); Liquitex Matte Gel; Fabri-Tac, spools made by me

Tres Jolie Kit Club–March 2022 Mood board-Scrapbooking & Mixed Media Kits

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

This week I have a mixed media canvas I made using both the March Mixed Media and Scrapbooking Kits from Tres Jolie Kit Club. The coordination between the micas and the papers was phenomenal! How could I resist using them together?!

I grabbed up a 9” x 12” canvas panel from my stash and started cutting and gluing and embossing! Check out my video to see it all come together.

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Don’t be afraid to use your scissors! Chipboard, flowers, paper…nothing is immune from being cut, altered, and put back together! This project wasn’t too difficult, most of the time spent on it was spent drying or waiting for it to dry.


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: OLD WORLD ELEGANCE.
  • 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.

Isn’t the mood board this month just beautiful?

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Place your entries in the March 2022 challenge folder on Tres Jolie Kit Club Café Facebook page. This challenge ends on March 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).


Now, some close-ups of the different parts of my canvas:

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Here are some images of the mix of embossing powders I made-this month’s Ultrafine Gold, April 2021’s Patina Bronzed Copper, and my Ranger Triple Thick from my stash-put on in two layers, then “cooked” many, many times to (purposely) create some roughness and knock down some shine.

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In addition to embossing my chipboard, I added embossing to most of the paper pieces, including the background paper, to give some extra texture and interest to the canvas.

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I used the lightest rose mica powder, mixed with the Liquid Color Fluid Medium and watered down, on my background paper. I also used the darkest rose mica, the (I think) next to lightest rose, and both green micas as paints to really make the background flowers and leaves pop as seen in the video.

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This main cluster is the biggest reason I am going to wait a week to give my canvas the coat of Triple Thick Clear Glaze. There are so many layers and “globs” of gel mediums and lots of water, and more gel medium! I don’t want moisture getting stuck behind the glaze! I have so many layers of paper and liquid matte medium I don’t know if the moisture would make it out through the back! Better safe than soggy and foggy!!

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I didn’t set out to use these beads, I was just digging through my stash when I cam across the piece of costume jewelry and the bags of pearl beads. I don’t even know where everything came from, but I thought it was fortunate that I had those dusty rose colored beads to match the papers and micas! (I forgot to mention it in the video, but I used E6000 on the necklace.)

The Burnt Sienna Liquid Acrylic from last month’s Mixed Media Kit is the perfect color to add some shadowy and vintage effects. Don’t forget, if you decide to use a heat gun to “play” with your pink Prima flowers, they start curling up quickly!


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Thank you for joining me here in my corner. I hope you enjoyed this mixed media canvas project gave you some ideas of what you can do with this month’s Mixed Media and Scrapbooking Kits and inspiration for this month’s mood board!

Stay Crafty, Friends


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

*Gary M. Burlin Co. Embossing Powder “Patina Bronzed Copper”; Ranger Extra Thick Embossing Powder, Big Emboss It Ink Pad, Emboss It Dauber, Emboss It Refill, Heat-It Tool; Finnabair 3D Matte Gel, *Liquid Acrylic “Burnt Sienna” Paint; Liquitex Matte Acrylic Medium, Matte Gel; 9×12 Canvas Panel; Fabri-Tac; Judi-Kins Diamond Glaze; pearl beads; E6000

Tres Jolie Kit Club–Needlebook-March 2022 Cards, Tags, & More Kit

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

This month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit from Tres Jolie Kit Club has the fabulous Stamperia “Threads” collection, and I couldn’t help but want to build on that sewing theme by making a needlebook (even if I do have to sew really slow to get it “right”)!

I know I normally try to stay with using the kit only or mostly for my first project of the month, but sometimes inspiration just strikes and you have to go with it! And don’t think you have to go out and buy fabric—think of what you have around your house. Do you have some old pillowcases you could re-purpose? An old shirt you no longer wear? Use what you have! This doesn’t use a lot of fabric, about 1/4 yard for the base construction–a standard pillowcase (20″x26″) would actually provide twice as much fabric as you need (overall, the fabric is approx. 12″x30″ + any small bits you may want to add).


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Don’t forget to check out my video to watch me putting this together!


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Page by page break-down:

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Because I refer to the pages as 1 (&6), 2 (&5), and 3 (&4) in the more detailed PDF, I have decided to add “sides” for this post. For example, I have Page 1 and Page 1 side 2. Also, at the time the photos were taken, I wasn’t completely done decorating, but I think I was far along enough to show possibilities and examples?!

*Alternative: Instead of a 3-piece cover, you could just cut two pieces of fabric the size listed for the “Inside Cover.”

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The front cover: In addition to the interfacing you see me add in the video, I also added some stabilizer to my rice paper squares that I added to the cover. I stitched on three of the chipboard buttons, added some stitching around the rice paper square, and added some silk ribbon embroidery roses to the buttonholes.

The back cover: Same interfacing and stabilizer were added, but I only added the stitching around the square on this back piece. *Rice paper squares: 3-3/4” x 3-3/4” you can get to this size by cutting approximately 1/8” out from the lace edge print.

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Inside front cover: I added a couple of accent bits of fabric and a bit of trim that works well for holding some items.Page 1: This is my “Button” page, so I added my die-cut buttons along the top, a couple flaps of accent fabric to hold buttons, and the “Buttons” label cut from the front cover of the paper pad.
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Page 1 side 2: A bit of “ruler” (I don’t think it’s to scale!) cut from the paper pad and some more flaps of accent fabric.Page 2: On this page, I added the silk ribbon roses as tack points after my needlebook was together. I did it this way because the little bits of lace goes all the way across – from edge to edge – and I didn’t want to tack it down and find out I had pulled too tight causing my page to buckle when I stitched all the pages together.
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Page 2 side 2: More ribbon bits and fabric and felt flaps.Page 3: This is my “only felt” page, and I just added some bits of fabric for accent.
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Page 3 side 2: More trim tuck in spots.Inside back cover: I used my Tim Holtz “Stitched Slots” Die to create a little area for holding my threads – and found the chipboard pieces were just the right size to wrap the way-ward thread around for storing! To make sure my slots were nice and sturdy for use, this is my fabric sandwich: Fabric, iron-on adhesive, fabric, iron-on adhesive, felt, iron-on interfacing. I then, very carefully, stitched along the edges.
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Page 4 side 2: More felt, and I used that bit of trim to cover the backside of the stitches.Page 5: I only had a little section of that white trim, and I didn’t want to put it away since it was so small, so I cut out a felt heart, sewed the white trim on as far as it would go, then filled in the gap with the last little bit of green trim. The heart is only sewn onto the page down the center, so you can still lift the edges like flaps.
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Page 5 side 2: Here is the other half of those full length trim pieces! And, to remind me to mention it, I tucked some seam binding onto the page. Depending on how much you want to sew, you could always finish the edges of your needlebook with some seam binding.Page 6: Just a little bit of accent fabric with some hand stitching and a die-cut sewing machine for decoration.
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Page 6 side 2: Another “ruler” from the paper pad with some bits of fabric flaps. Lots of places in this needlebook to hold your needles!Inside back cover: I used my Tim Holtz “Stitched Slots” Die to create a little area for holding my threads – and found the chipboard pieces were just the right size to wrap way-ward thread around for storing! To make sure my slots were nice and sturdy for use, this is my fabric sandwich: Fabric, iron on adhesive, fabric, iron on adhesive, felt, iron on interfacing. I then, very carefully, stitched along the edges.

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My closure! Even though I had originally planned on using snaps, I found that the “teeth” parts weren’t long enough to make it through the felt and I didn’t want to only have it attached to a single layer of fabric. Fortunately, I *knew* I had some kind of hook and eye closures in my stash so I dug them out and threw some stitches in to hold them in place.

After all of your pages are completed, line them up and stitch down the center of your book, using some straight pins inserted at the centers to guide you.

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The “dots” are the pinheads, which aren’t lined up here, but I did make sure they were lined up — at the center represented by the dashed lines — before I ran the whole thing through my sewing machine. **Sorry this photo is blurry, I had to grab it from the video because I forgot to take an actual photo during construction!

Thank you for joining me here in my corner. I hope you enjoyed this needlebook project and it gave you some ideas of what you can do with this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit! Paper products don’t always have to be stationary, they can be made functional too!

Stay Crafty, Friends


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

Tim Holtz “Stitched Slots” Thinlits Die; any coordinating laces, trims, fabric bits, etc. you wish to add in; Mod Podge Matte Acrylic Spray; Iron-On Adhesive (Heat-N-Bond, Pellon); Fabric Interfacing (whichever weight(s) you prefer for your project—I have light all the way to stiff interfacing/stabilizer in my needlebook); batting or heavy stabilizer (optional); Sizzix Big Shot Plus + cutting plates, CornerScrapsStudio Needlebook Pattern PDF

REVEAL DAY!!–Tres Jolie Kit Club – March 2022 Kits

We are here today to reveal our March 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.


March 2022 Kits from Tres Jolie Kit Club:

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The March 2022 scrapbooking kit is filled with gorgeous, new-to-us papers from Scrapaholics. As always, these papers will be amazing for all your upcoming projects–from Shabby Chic to Steampunk, you’ll have what you need to fit your project. In the kit, you will find a lovely assortment of patterned papers, perfectly coordinated embellishments, and Tres Jolie Chipboard.

Our card kit (very limited supply) is filled with gorgeous papers from Stamperia and goodness so you can create a beautiful cards, a mini album or journal, décor and more. Who doesn’t like creating 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!


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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 Tres Jolie Subscriptions.


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

Here is a little tease from me using the March Cards, Tags, & More Kit (and a touch of the Mixed Media Kit!):

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Please stop by the other designers blogs and check out their sneak peaks. They are listed below:

Rae Moses

Jeanne Rodriguez

Kim Heard


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 ONE of Tres Jolie’s products on your projects but it isn’t required to play along.
  • It MUST be a new project.

Here is the mood board:

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The twist for this month is OLD WORLD ELEGANCE.

Place your entries in the March 2022 challenge folder on Tres Jolie Kit Club Café Facebook page. This challenge ends on March 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).


Don’t forget that Tres Jolie can be found in the following places:

Tres Jolie Facebook

Tres Jolie Instagram

Tres Jolie Website

Tres Jolie Subscriptions

Tres Jolie Blog

Tres Jolie YouTube

Tres Jolie Pinterest


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 our newest chipboard designs that were just added to the store.

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!

Stay Crafty, Friends


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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–“Carmen” Junk Journal–February 2022 Mood board

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

This week I have my Tres Jolie Kit Club mood board inspired project for you – a junk journal using this month’s Scrapbooking Kit! I had an old book cover that I had altered a while ago, just waiting for the right papers to come along to make a junk journal, and the “Carmen” line from 13@rts (13 Arts) was the perfect fit! I really love the combination of the dark pink with the deep green that is in these papers.

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I didn’t make a “How to make a Junk Journal” video for this project—there are tons of how-to videos to be found on YouTube already—I just go over what I’m doing to help give you some ideas of how this month’s kit can be used. Check out my video to see my thought process!


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February 2022 Tres Jolie Kit Club Mood Board:

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Check out this month’s Mood Board! Isn’t it fabulous? The twist this month is “Cabaret Life” – grab up your papers and glues and join in! Place your entries in the February 2022 challenge folder on Tres Jolie Kit Club Café Facebook page. This challenge ends February 28, 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).

Challenge Rules:

  • You can create any type of project for the challenge.
  • You MUST say what you were inspired by.
  • You MUST include the twist in your design.
  • 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.

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I mixed up four different embossing powders (check the product list at the end of the post!) and added that mixture to the Tres Jolie Chipboard from the kit. I then added it as little tuck spots on the back cover and front page of the journal.

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The spine of this cover was in pretty sad shape when I originally decided to do the alterations. I had to layer up some linen hinging tape and book binding tape to hold everything together again, and the outer layer still wanted to peel off – by the fabric and canvas layers I added to my junk journal gave this cover new life.

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In addition to the “Carmen” papers, I have some printables I created and some tea dyed papers I made in here. That music fabric in the above photo has one of the printables printed on it!

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Some of the pages in my journal are dyed with various pink inks/sprays. I have stitching throughout, along with little tuck spots made from corners or layers of paper and fabric/lace. If I wasn’t using bits of the ephemera pack in stitched clusters, I layered them up on a page to add some interest and detail.

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In addition to the ephemera pack for bits of detail, I used the cut apart page from the “Carmen” paper pad. After I cut out the piece I used, I distressed the edges with scissors and added some “Frayed Burlap” Distress Ink. I think one of my favorite things about junk journals is the freedom they give to the creative process. A lot of the time I would just grab up some of the bits and pieces and just start layering them up – without trying to think if it looked “right.” More often than not, NOT overthinking created easy and wonderful results!

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Although I love the creative process of creating junk journals, they are journals! So I also make sure to leave lots of room for journaling – blank pages, tags, and lots of tucks and folds to hold loose bits.


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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 Scrapbooking Kit!

Stay Crafty, Friends!


Corner Scraps can also be found at:

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Corner Scraps YouTube

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

*StudioLight Rice Paper (RICEJMA22); *Lindy’s Gang: “Terra Cotta Rust” & *“Bougainvillea Red Teal” Embossing Powders; *Prima “Blossom Bud” Fluid Chalk Ink; Ranger Antiquities “Frosted Crystal” Embossing Powder; Finnabair: *Elementals Resist Canvas (Prima Item# 960698), “Manuscript” & “Ornate Lace” Stencils, “Rusty Red” Matte Wax, & “Red Wine” Metallique Paint; *P13 “The Four Seasons: Spring” Stamp Set (this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit; in video, not actually used in journal); StazOn “Jet Black” (in video, not actually used in journal), Shimmerz: “Ruby” Spritz & “Pink Stilettos” Coloringz; Plain Jane Simply Sheer “Taupe;” Dylusions “Funky Fuchsia” Ink Spray; Tim Holtz “Tea Dye” Distress Oxide Spray, “Kitsch Flamingo” Distress Embossing Glaze, “Frayed Burlap” Distress Ink, Jute Sting, & “Symphony” Tissue Tape; Scotch: Expressions “Pink” Tape & ATG; Fabri-Tac; Art Glitter Glue; Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink; *DecoArt “Black” Gesso; We R Memory Keepers: Corner Chomper, Crop-A-Dile, & Crop-A-Dile II; book binding cloth; book binding tape, double-sided tape; Linen Hinging Tape; old book cover; Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel; tea dyed papers; printables created by me; piano roll paper; old news paper; old book pages; Recollections Blank Cards & Envelopes; various fabrics and trims from my plethora of fabrics and trims!; pink sewing thread; white book binding thread; large needle; awl; We R Memory Keepers Foam Mat (or something to use as a “cushion” for your awl—stack of paper, phone book, folded towel, etc.); chain; *Charm (this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit); pink threads; black thread

Tres Jolie Kit Club-Cards & Notecards-February 2022 Cards, Tags, & More Kit

Hey, all! Normally I try to have a mood board inspired project as my second monthly project for Tres Jolie Kit Club, but that project is currently stuck in a round-a-bout lost between This Is Taking Longer Than I Thought Lane and What Was I Thinking Avenue, and I can’t seem to find the correct turn-out for All Done Drive!

Fortunately, I have another project using this month’s Cards, Tags, and More Kit all ready to go, so this week I’m bringing you some ideas for cards and notecards.
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Following the thought of “One Sheet Wonders,” I created a cut file in Silhouette Studio to speed up the creation of my squares, rectangles, and a few triangles. I also created some little quilt circles and mini-envelopes to add on. Check out my video, and following the photos, you can find links to my personal DropBox!


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With all those pieces ready to grab and put in place, getting some cards churned out is a [mostly] seamless process! Add on some of the cut apart pieces, some Tres Jolie Chipboard, and stamp some sentiments, and you’re good to go! Since there isn’t too much detail needed for these cards, I will post their sizes, and only add any notes of interest if necessary! Happy Card Making!


I didn’t make just cards, these first three are notecards—even easier to make because there is no fold!

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3.5”x5” Notecard

5”x3.5” Notecard

4”x5” Notecard


The rest of the photos are all cards – in four different sizes.

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3.5”x7” cardstock piece folded to make a 3.5”x3.5” card with a piece of the fabulous Tres Jolie chipboard added for some extra interest! 5”x7” cardstock piece folded to make a 5”x3.5” card. I put the cut apart piece with “Spring” stamped on it on some foam squares to add a bit of dimension.
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I don’t know why, but I think slimline cards are my favorite size of cards! 7”x8.5” cardstock piece folded to make a 3.5”x8.5” slimline.
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These last two cards are the same finished size – 5.5”x4.25”. I used one piece of 8.5”x11” cardstock, cut it in half horizontally to create two, 8.5”x5.5” pieces, then folded those in half to create the two cards. In the video I talk about a card that gave me some trouble, this is the one! I had to really layer the center up to get something “good” out of the mess I was making!

Here are the two files I created that you are free to use for personal use only. Attribution is not required, but always appreciated! Links for download from my personal DropBox below each image.

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Get the SVG from my DropBox here. Files for personal use only. Not maintained by Tres Jolie Kit Club. Get the quilt & envie SVG from my DropBox here. Files for personal use only. Not maintained by Tres Jolie Kit Club.

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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 some cards and/or notecards that you can make.

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In addition to this month’s 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;” Lawn Fawn Dye Ink “Sunflower;” Cardstock for the card bases (I used green and purple – possibly from Simon Says Stamp, but I’m not sure!); We R Memory Keepers Craft Knife; Fiskars 1.5” & 1” Circle Punches; Ranger Heat-It; Scotch ATG; Elmer’s Glue Dots; Art Glitter Glue; Foam Squares; [bits of] Scrapbook Adhesives Adhesive Sheets; Silhouette Cameo 3, EK Tools Scoreboard

Tres Jolie Kit Club–Traveler’s Notebook–February 2022 Cards, Tags, & More Kit

Hey, all! Have you seen this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit from Tres Jolie Kit Club? There’s a fabulous Spring-themed Traveler’s Notebook and papers from P13 in it. I used my Traveler’s Notebook to document a trip I took to Utah in 1991; these are far from all of the photos from that trip, but it got me started!

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I mainly used the kit, as I try to do with my first project of the month, but I did pull some old alpha stickers from my stash because I really need to use them! I also have some map prints I used for my backgrounds—something easy to come by using the Internet! If you are going to use your Traveler’s Notebook for a trip, you could use maps of where you went! Check out my video to see how it all came together!


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Here is what the cover looks like opened up, and the inside cover and first page. For the cover, I added some of my map paper to the spine to help reinforce the bend, cover the staples, and add to the travel theme. Then I added some stamping using the P13 stamp set from the kit. I used some embossing power on a piece of the Tres Jolie chipboard under my title, and that was that! Easy-peasy cover, done!

My inside cover and first page has more map paper on in, and I added some more reinforcement to where the staples are. All the photos added a bit of weight to my pages! I also added a little pocket—incase I come across some memorabilia—some stamping, and one of the cut out pieces from the paper pad.


I have a simple layout idea that you can download from my personal DropBox for each of my two page spreads, plus a map collage I created using many public domain images. All files are for personal use only, attribution is not required, but always appreciated! You can download each file on an individual basis (links under each image), or get them all in a ZIP file here.

I’m not going to lie, the majority of the photos in my notebook are horrible! They are very, very blurry, even after attempting to correct them! They actually look better small! (That’s what happens when taking photos on a 110 camera in the early 90s – sometimes from a moving vehicle! LOL)

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For personal use only. Download the JPG from my personal DropBox here.

All of my spreads followed the same process, more or less. I put my background map paper(s) in place then added my images and text. After I created my text boxes on my computer, I printed them out on some of the cardstock from the kit! To do it, I lied to my printer and told it I was using A5 – 5-7/8”x8-1/4” – paper, but made sure what I wanted printed didn’t go past the 6-inch mark. I also did not use an Inkjet for the text! I have a monochrome laser printer I got on clearance ($35!) a couple years ago that I used. I don’t know if an Inkjet would necessarily work on text this small because it would (likely) bleed out and become blurry. If in doubt, you could find a scrap piece of cardstock, similar to weight and texture of the P13 from the kit, and run a test print first.

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For personal use only. Download the JPG from my personal DropBox here.

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For personal use only. Download the JPG from my personal DropBox here.

The images above are the map collage I created, and the map collage with the placement for my images from my first spread.

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For personal use only. Download the JPG from my personal DropBox here.

I didn’t really think about how I wanted to do my layouts until I decided which photos would be grouped together; and for this one, I decided I needed circles! After I had put all of my spreads together, I went back though and added my stamping, some of the cut out pieces from the paper pad, and stripes of paper in a few spots.

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For personal use only. Download the JPG from my personal DropBox here.

When I printed out the text for this page I missed the fact I didn’t finish proofreading and that some of it got cut off in the program! (Oof! I think I was starting to get tired!) It should end with “The Great Salt Lake is the largest natural lake west of the Mississippi River.” I’ll be going back in and reprinting and adding the new print on top.

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For personal use only. Download the JPG from my personal DropBox here.

As you can see, my original plan was switched up a bit on the left page when it came time to put it all together. After I had my background papers put together I realized my original layout would cover too much (practically all) of the flower paper in the upper left corner.

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For personal use only. Download the JPG from my personal DropBox here.

I’m sure that I could have never used my inkjet printer for the first text block on this spread because the text size is so small, but I wanted to add the historical data about what happened to the (former) town of Thistle.

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For personal use only. Download the JPG from my personal DropBox here (the basic black & white template can be found here).

On the left page I have a rather good shot of a hawk? falcon? I don’t know exactly, but for being a photo that would have been taken at a distance of a moving object, it’s actually on of the least blurry images from this batch!

On the right page I have a couple of photos of me and my cousin (attempting) to fish. We stopped by where she was living at the time to visit her, my aunt, and her (other) grandparents. There are more photos of us together, but they might have to be a TN all their own!

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For personal use only. Download the JPG from my personal DropBox here.

Both pages of this spread are random photos that I don’t think I will ever be able to say exactly where they were taken! There is a possibility that I will come across duplicates that my grandma labeled, but for now I can just say “Somewhere-land, Utah.”

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For personal use only. Download the JPG from my personal DropBox here.

More random photos. There are actually only six photos total, I decided to turn the one creek shot into a 4×4 grid. With my grid, I kept the negative cut to use as a placement guide so I could keep the spacing equal and the images aligned when I stuck them down (I used the print and cut feature of Silhouette Studio and my Cameo for all of my pictures).

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I have a couple of pages left in my TN, and I saved a strip of map to use to reinforce the inside folds of the back cover after I get the base map print adhered.

Thank you for joining me here in my corner, I hope you enjoyed this project and it gave you some ideas of what can be done in your own Traveler’s Notebooks.

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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; *Prima Quick Dry Fluid Chalk Ink “Blossom Red;” various map prints; Pinkfresh Studio Life Noted Puffy Alpha Stickers; AC Shimelle “Box of Crayons” Stickers; Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink; Art Glitter Glue; We R Memory Keepers Craft Knife & 3-Way Corner Punch; Karen Foster Rippin’ Ruler; Scrapbook Adhesives 12×12 Adhesive Sheets; Ranger Heat-It; Silhouette Cameo 3

It’s Reveal Day! – Tres Jolie Kit Club – February 2022 Kit Reveals

We are here today to reveal our February 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 Cafe that way you won’t miss a single announcement or project created with these kits.


Now onto the newest kits.

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The February 2022 kit is filled with gorgeous new papers from 13 @rts, an international company that we have featured previously. As always, these papers will be amazing for all your upcoming projects—from a night on the town to a slow Spring stroll. You will find a lovely assortment of patterned papers and perfectly coordinated embellishments.

Our card kit is filled with gorgeous papers from P13 and goodness so you can create a beautiful Traveler’s Notebook 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 February 2022 kits:

*Scrapbook Kit*

*Mixed Media Kit*

*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  Tres Jolie subscribe.


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

Here is a little tease from me using this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit:

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Please stop by the other designers blogs and check out their sneak peaks. They are listed below:

Rae Moses

Jeanne Rodriguez

Kim Heard


We have a new mood board challenge for the month. Here are the rules.

*You can create any type of project for the challenge.

*You MUST say what you were inspired by.

*You MUST include the twist in your design.

*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.


Here is the mood board:

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The twist for this month is CABARET LIFE.


Place your entries in the February 2022 challenge folder on Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe Facebook page. This challenge ends on February 28th 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 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