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

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

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


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

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Front and back cover piece measurements. Inside pages measurements.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tres Jolie Kit Club-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.

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!


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!




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.
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.


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-Autumn Cards-November 2021 Cards, Tags, & More Kit

Hey, all! Welcome back to my corner!

Today I’m bringing you a couple of quick and simple autumn cards using the Cards, Tags, & More Kit from Tres Jolie Kit Club. I used a couple of pre-made card bases and envelopes from Recollection’s (stash) and just added my own touch using the papers, ephemera, and chipboard from this month’s kit, as well as some other items from my stash.


Need some quick cards? Check out my video to see how I put these together!


Simple, yes? Not all projects need hours of work to come out fabulous! And really, the Prima papers and Tres Jolie chipboard does most of the work here!


My card bases are 6.5” x 5”, so I cut out 6.25” x 4.75” rectangles. Then I measured in 1/2” all the way around and, using my craft knife, I cut out my center rectangle! Two layers out of one rectangle!

I also just grabbed up a leaf stencil and some fluid chalk inks to add some decoration and color to the card bases and envelopes.



I have had that flocking in my stash for – a very long time! I would have to say over 10 years! I just never knew what to do with it. I finally decided it was time to pull it out and see if I could make it work! I used some fluid chalk ink and sticky embossing powder to start, but the flocking didn’t really stick down heavily—it came out more like fuzz—so I added some collage medium and added more flocking. I do like the “unevenness” of the flocking though! Some places are have a thinner layer which makes it look lighter, and some areas are nice and thick, which makes a darker area!


Here is a close-up to really show the flocking. I added some clear beads as raindrops to this umbrella and just a few clear sequins on the pear card.


Thank you for joining me here in my corner! I hope you enjoyed these cards and they gave you some ideas of what you can make using this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit!

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

*Buttons Galore & More: “28 Lilac Lane;” *TCW: “Mini Art Deco Leaves” 6×6 Stencil; *Dress My Craft: Crochet Doily Die; *Ranger/Tim Holtz: Matte Distress Collage Medium; Ranger Sticky Embossing Powder; *Prima/Ingvild Bolme Quick Dry Fluid Chalk Ink: “Pastel Purple,” “Coldsfoot Petals,” & “Pastel Violet;” Recollections Value Pack Cards & Envelopes; purple flocking; doubled sided foam; Art Glitter Glue; X-Acto Knife

Tres Jolie Kit Club–“Envelope Card” & Box-October 2021 Cards, Tags, & More Kit

Hey, all! Welcome back to my corner!

This week for the Tres Jolie Kit Club I am bringing you an “Envelope Card” using a Lori Whitlock cut file and a box to package it in—a me cut file (image & a link to my personal Dropbox below)! Lori Whitlock’s original “Envelope Card” is made to fold over, but I wanted to add some of the 49 & Market flowers so I added in a bottom and created the box to hold it in.


I used the embossing folder on the back, kit papers and flowers, and some of the buttons for accent flower centers. Check out my video to see how I put it all together!


A JPEG of my box creation and the links to my personal Dropbox: Silhouette Studio (studio3) File; SVG File; JPEG (All files for personal use only). I added a lid with and without a window cut out.


I used the embossing folder from the kit on the back panel of the envelope–after I had glued in the liner piece and adding some embossing ink to the folder. When it came out of my Sizzix I added my embossing powder and heated it up!

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I used gold embossing powder on a few of the Tres Jolie Chipboard buttons and added a few spots in the centers of the other flowers.




Instead of using the sentiment that came with the Lori Whitlock file I trimmed down one from the paper pack to fit and added it on.


Original Lori Whitlock project:



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 with items found in this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit!

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October 2021 Cards, Tags, & More Kit:


In addition to the Card’s, Tag’s, & More Kit (*from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:

Lori Whitlock “Box Card Envelope Flowers 2;” *Lindy’s Gang “Oakleaf Olive” Embossing Powder; Ranger: Gold Embossing Powder, Heat-It Tool, & Emboss-It Pen; Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Oxide “Forest Moss;” We R Memory Keepers 3-Way Corner Punch; EK Tools Scoreboard; Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink; Scotch ATG; Art Glitter Glue; Sizzix Big Shot Plus & Cutting Pads; Silhouette Cameo 3; Nicapa Cutting Mat; hot glue gun; plastic; Fabri-Tac

Creative Embellishments May 2020 Challenge-Steampunk Card

Hey, all! This is the last project I’m doing for May, but I’ll be back on June 1, 2020 with the Tres Jolie Kit Club Reveal!

Today I have a steampunk card I created for the May Challenge over on the Creative Embellishments Blog.


I don’t know what I’ll be doing with the card yet, but it’s good to have some one hand! Or so I’ve heard, I’m not a real big card maker, I find them difficult to do! But I’m happy with how this one has come out! All of the chipboard gears, the ATCoins, and the Circle Shaker Set are from Creative Embellishments, I just added the Patina and Rust Effect Pastes to go with my old, DCWV paper.


Creative Embellishments Challenge Inspiration – Twist: Use Numbers

Check out my quick process video!

Now for a few close-ups:

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I always say “that was easy” after I finish a card, but I always have trouble getting myself to make another one! Maybe I’ll slowly (likely very, very slowly!) start making more!
I hope you enjoyed this card & thank you for joining me here in my corner!


Creative Embellishments – “Circle Shaker Set,” various “Gear Sets” for all of the chipboard gears, and “Steampunk Artist Trading Coins,” Stamperia Rice Paper (DFSA4242), ReneaBouquets – “Bronzed Teal” Beautiful Beads, Prima/Finnabair Rust Effect & Patina Effect Paste Sets, Prima/Ingvild Bolme Tiny Junkyard Findings “Nailheads” & “Special Screws,” DCWV “Tattered Time” Cardstock, Little Birdie “Caribbean Teal” Tinted Metallic Paint, Emerald Creek/Seth Apter Baked Texture “Vintage Beeswax,” Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink, Heidi Swapp Wood Veneer, Tim Holtz Distress Collage Mediums “Matte” & “Crazing,” Copper Thread, Unknown “Blue Metallic” Microbeads, Unbranded Metal Gears, Liquitex Black Gesso, BEST 1” Double Sided Tape, FabriTac, Art Glitter Glue, E6000, EK Tools Score Board, Tim Holtz Mini Snips, Spellbinders Tool n One, Ranger Heat-It

Wedding Congratulations!

Congratulations (A wedding card)

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

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

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

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

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

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

    peace & joy

    peace & joy Christmas card

    A Christmas card I made specifically for my best friend! She has a “thing” for moose. Her Great Dane is named Moose, she has about six pieces of moose art in her home, a moose hook in her kitchen … you get the idea! She LOVES moose!!

    **The moose cut and the font (Aubrey) are from the Silhouette Store!**

    Product List:

  • Ranger 
    • “Emboss It” Pen
    • Glossy Accents
  • Tim Holtz 
    • Grit-Paste
    • Distress Glitter: Clear Rock Candy
    • Distress Oxide: Candied Apple
    • Distress Paint: Candied Apple
    • Paper Distresser
  • WOW Embossing Powder 
    • Cloud 9 
  • Poppy 
    • Small Blooming Poinsettia (die) 
  • Simon Says Stamp 
    • the cream card stock for the card base & poinsettias 
  • Me & My Big Ideas 
    • Red & white flourish paper 
  • Silhouette
    • Cameo
    • Curio
  • Sizzix
    • Big Shot Plus
  • Unknown 
    • the glitter for the moose (it was in a little baggy, I don’t know where it came from!) 
    • the burgundy card stock 
    • the red seed beads 
  • Mod Podge 
    • Acrylic sealer (it’s how I keep the glitter from falling off after it’s all said & done! Just a quick coat on top!)

    Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas!
    All folded up!

    All of the cuts came from the Silhouette Store (the card base, the card panels, and the poinsettia).
    Product List:

    • Glossy Accents
    • Bazzill Basics Silver Foil Cardstock
    • Seed beads I’ve had forever!
    • Pink Paislee “Merry & Bright” stickers
    • The deer paper is from Me & My Big Ideas – no name given
    • Silhouette Cameo 

    Poinsettia Christmas Card!

    Poinsettia Christmas Card!

    I created the card base myself using Silhouette Studio. It’s a 6″x6″ flip fold. The colors aren’t exact because everything is so shiny getting the right angle was rough, it kept trying to reflect my camera, which really stood out since it’s pink! All of the poinsettia cuts came from the Silhouette Store. The biggest poinsettia is cut from a silver card stock and I used some red seed beads & Glossy Accents for the center. The rest of the poinsettias were done last year on water color paper, and I used Distress Spray Stain “Candy Apple” with some “Pewter” Perfect Pearls mixed in for the red poinsettias, and for the silver ones I used Heidi Swapp “Tinsel” Color Shine. The centers of the red and small silver poinsettias is some Glossy Accents that I used to “hold” a layer of Stickles “Gunsmoke” up (Stickles tend to dry flat, and Glossy Accents tend to dry 3D!). After all the flowers were in place I popped in a few little bells from Basic Grey’s “Juniper Berry” embellishment pack.

    This angle shows the colors the best!
    Colors aren’t exact here, but I had to lighten the photo a bit so the print on the card stock would show up!

    Colors aren’t exact here either, I had to lighten this photo a bit too so the print on the card stock would show up!

     Product List:

    • Hot Off The Press – Paper Pizazz – “Black Silver Floral Foil”
    • -Me & My Big Ideas – The deer print paper, didn’t have a “name” on it.
    • Heidi Swapp – Color Shine – “Tinsel”
    • Tim Holtz – Distress Spray Stain – “Candied Apple”
    • Ranger: Glossy Accents, “Gunsmoke” Stickles, “Pewter” Perfect Pearls, Mini Mister
    • Silhouette Cameo
    • BasicGrey – Juniper Berry – Embellishment Pack
    • Red sead beads I’ve had forever!
    • Bazzill Basics – 12 x 12 Silver Foil Cardstock
    • McGill – Paper Blossoms Collection – Tool Kit