Tres Jolie Kit Club–Mini Planner–August 2022 Cards, Tags, & More Kit

Hey, y’all! To bring my August crafting adventures to an end, I have a Mini Planner for you I created using the August Cards, Tags, & More Kit from Tres Jolie Kit Club. It is a 6”x6” Weekly Planner, and holds about 12 weeks worth of pages. I used disc binding so it would be easy to add and remove your weeks and dividers.

I hadn’t originally thought of using my laminator when I started this planner – because I forgot I had bought a laminator a few years ago for a very specific purpose – but as I was going along, I found myself thinking “I wish I had a way to strengthen the dividers without a lot of bulk; something like a lam-in-ate…oh yeah!” Check out my video to see how I constructed my planner, and swing by my (not Tres Jolie!) Flickr to grab up the planner pages.

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I grabbed up my 1” circle punch and started punching from all of the smaller pieces of the Craft Consortium papers I had left over from my other two projects this month. I didn’t punch into any large pieces unless I had to – fortunately I had enough small pieces left and only had to punch a few circles out of larger sections.

I then started layering up my circles on some heavy chipboard using Liquitex Matte Medium to hold it together – and while I didn’t have a template for my covers, I have created a template to show you how my circles went on!

I had those rose gold discs, so I wanted to add some rose gold to my cover, so I grabbed up a few mediums from my stash that I thought I could mix together to get a color close to the color of the discs.

As I mentioned in the video, I hadn’t originally planned on laminating my journal, but after I remembered I owned a laminator, I ended up peeling off some of the back layers of my chipboard before feeding it through to get laminated.

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On the inside of my front cover, I have more laminated pieces of the Belle Fleur papers that I turned into two pockets and a tuck-in flap. I have some stitching throughout my planner, but to attach my pockets to the cover, I used E6000 because I was gluing two laminated surfaces together.

You can see one of the flaps I made for my planner at the front – I really liked the idea of turning one of my left-over circles (from the mini album) into a flap! Then I just stitched on a tab I had punched out and added some color to with a gel pen.

For the back cover, I just added a couple of half-circles as a couple more tuck-in flaps.

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It took me a little bit of trial and error, but I did eventually manage to get everything lined up so the holes wouldn’t end up punched through any of the boxes on the planner pages. My printer has a feature that allows me to set a custom size for my paper (if it isn’t one of the pre-programmed standard sizes), which did make it a little easier for me to print directly on my 6”x6” pages – check your printer settings to see what will work best for you!

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The majority of the time making this planner was spent feeding pages through the laminator – and I started feeding everything through that I thought would make it! For this flap, I stamped directly onto the inside of the laminator pouch, added the phrase from the rub-on sheets, used some gel pens to darken the phrase and add some color around it, laid a bit of lace trim in, and laminated it all together!

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Here are a few more dividers I made – attaching various pieces to the tops – like some of the vellum from the flower pack that I laminated or some of the trim so that half-circle would be easier to find.

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Anytime I stitched through a laminated piece – if it wasn’t going to be glued down like the pockets on the front – I added some of the trim to the back to cover where the sewing machine went through to cover the rough holes.

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I made up a lot of different clips to go with my planner sometimes layering smaller pieces and stitching them together. Then I would sandwich the paperclips with some E600 between the laminated piece(s) and some craft felt.

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To create longer clips, I would use my E6000 to attach my pieces onto some hairclip blanks!

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I even added some of the Prima flowers to one of the hair clips, and sometimes instead of using a single jumbo paperclip, I would use two regular ones so my tabs would be able to have the “correct” orientation on the edge of a page.

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Thank you for joining me here in my corner! I hope you enjoyed my planner this week and it gave you some ideas of what you can make using this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit! Don’t forget, only one more week and September’s kits will be revealed!

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Tim Holtz “Bundled Sage” Distress Oxide Spray , Tonic Nuvo Embellishment Mousse: “Burnished Bronze” & “Coral Calypso” , *Cosmic Shimmer Metallic Gilding Polish “Silver Hessian” , Ranger “Chrome Yellow” Archival Ink , Sakura Moonlight Opaque Grey Pack , & Gelly Roll Glaze Pens , Me & My Big Ideas “Rose Gold” Medium Discs , Simple Stories “Vintage Bliss” 6”x6” , Fiskars 1” Circle Squeeze Punch , Fiskars 1.5” Circle Squeeze Punch , We R Memory Keepers Disc Punch , We R Memory Keepers 3-Way Corner Punch & Tab Punch , EK Tools Binding Edge Punch , Recollections 2.5” Circle Punch , Finnabair 2” Silicone Brush , Amazon Basics Laminator , Scotch 4”x6” Thermal Laminating Pouches , heavy chipboard , Liquitex Matte Medium , UHU Stic , 1/8” double-sided tape , Aleene’s Tacky Glue , E6000 , grey craft felt , Silhouette Cameo 3 , Nicapa Mat , paper clips , blank hairclips , other 6”x6” papers whose covers have been lost in time!

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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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):

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Tres Jolie Kit Club–Let’s have a wedding!-August 2022 Cards, Tags, & More Kit

Hey, y’all! I’m not actually having a wedding, but someone, somewhere might be in the planning stages, and this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit from Tres Jolie Kit Club includes the beautiful “Belle Fleur” Collection from Craft Consortium – perfect for getting your planning into gear!

I made two, slightly different, Save the Date cards; one with rub-on’s and lace, and one with embossing and a paper strip. The invitation has a lot of stamping and embossing, and some faux purple glassine with the details printed on it.

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And I may not be getting married, but I couldn’t resist creating these Save the Date cards and the invitation with the beautiful Craft Consortium Belle Fleur line in this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit!


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For my “Save the Date” bases, I used some old DCWV glitter cardstock from my stash and cut it to 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” (108mm x 140mm), which is almost an A2 size (4-1/2” x 5-1/2”; 114mm x 140mm), so you could easily get some A2 envelopes to mail them!

I used some small staples close to the edges and some artists tape (washi tape would work too!) to attach my patterned paper to a sheet of plain printer paper – allowing me to print directly on the patterned paper and then I could cut my 6” x 6” patterned paper to the size I wanted and make sure the text was positioned how I wanted it.

I cut my two sheets of patterned paper to rectangles that are about 1/8” (33mm) smaller than the base, keeping my text at the bottom and spaced evenly from the left and right edges. The top and bottom of the card are made from the same rectangle; I just cut it about 2-7/8” (73mm) from the bottom and flipped the top piece over to use the print on the other side!

Before I glued my patterned paper to the glitter cardstock, I decorated the two top rectangles. I did two different Save the Date cards because I thought the ones with the embossing would work for the mass distribution, and the ones with the rub-ons could be kept in the wedding album and given as keepsakes to close friends and family.

For the embossing, I first stamped the rose with some “Royal Purple” StazOn, then topped it with the “Pale Brown” Chalk Ink from the kit and clear embossing powder, twice, like this:

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This softened the StazOn some and gave a nice raised emboss. For the strip of paper across the seam, I just distressed the edges with my scissors a little and added some of the “Pale Brown” chalk ink. As soon as I glued everything down, it was done!

After I added the rub-on’s I had chosen for the second Save the Date cards, I added the chalk ink all around them. The chalk ink doesn’t stick to the rub-on’s, and I just added a little water to help clean them gently. Adding the chalk ink really allowed those rub-on’s to stand out by softening the patterned paper around them. Then I just cut my lace to size and glued everything in place.

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My invitation is actually much simpler than it might initially appear. I taped some lavender tissue paper to a sheet of regular printer paper and ran it through my printer. When it came out, I grabbed up a can of semi-gloss spray and sprayed both sides of the tissue paper. This not only sealed up the text but created some beautiful faux glassine as well.

I used some sage-colored cardstock from my stash for my invitation base, cut to 5” x 7” (125mm x 175mm), and topped it with a frame I created from two of the pieces of patterned paper cut into trapezoids. To explain this better, I am just going to drop in some images from the video, because I don’t know how to coherently explain it in writing!

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Hopefully, the shots from the video are helpful! You can see my trapezoids and the measurements for each of the sides. I used a piece of double-sided tape on the back at the seam to hold them together while I cut the center out.

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The cut a 3-1/2” x 5-1/2” (89mm x 140mm) window from the center of my patterned paper trapezoids, then attached it to my cardstock base. If you just want the measurements to center the window – the edges of the window are 11/16th of an inch (175mm) in from the edge of the patterned papers (on all sides). If you want to make sure you are centered with what you’ve been cutting, just find the horizontal and vertical centers of your base and your window template, align them, and trace your template!

After the frame and base were together, I grabbed my stamp platform and started stamping flowers with the “Belle Fleur” stamp set. First I went around with the “Pale Brown” Chalk Ink from this month’s kit and added clear embossing powder. After I had flowers all around in the “Pale Brown,” I came back through and added flowers with my “Royal Purple” StazOn, followed by a duplicate stamping in “Pale Brown,” and then some embossing powder. Much like I did on the “Save the Date” card, except I only added one layer of the chalk ink and embossing powder on top of the StazOn.

After all of my stamping was done, I carefully tore the edges of my tissue paper – using my window template as a guide – added an even layer of glue, and set it in place. When the glue was dry, I added a single line of stitching along the edge.

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Thank you for joining me here in my corner, I hope you enjoyed these card examples and they gave you some ideas of what can be made using this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit. You can easily make cards for birthdays, anniversaries, or any special occasion – or you can send someone a “Thinking of You” card.

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In addition to the August 2022 Cards, Tags, & More Kit, I used:

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StazOn “Royal Purple” , UHU Stic , DCWV “Mariposa” Cardstock Stack , lavender tissue paper , Rust-Oleum Semi-Gloss Clear , We R Memory Keepers Craft Knife , Scotch ATG , Tim Holtz Stamp Platform , Fiskars Procision Rotary Bypass Trimmer , Hampton Art Clear Embossing Powder

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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Mixed Media Kit

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Cards, Tags, & More Kit


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

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The designers at Tres Jolie have created some amazing layouts and projects with this kit. Here is a little tease from me using the Cards, Tags, & More Kit:

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


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

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Place your entries in the August 2022 challenge folder on the Tres Jolie Kit Club Café Facebook page. This challenge ends on August 31st, 2022 at 11:59 pm CST. All entries must be in this folder to be eligible for the prize (to have everyone eligible to win, we are limited the same winner to once every 3 months).


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

Tres Jolie Kit Club–Father’s Day Coupons & Envelopes!-May 2022 Cards, Tags, & More Kit

Hey, y’all!

Since I did Mother’s Day Cards at the beginning of the month, I decided to do some Father’s Day Coupon’s and gift envelopes as my final May project using the May 2022 Cards, Tags, & More Kit from Tres Jolie Kit Club. I created a few different designs to use as examples and have some example phrases to use with your coupon book. There are links to free PDFs for the different coupons throughout the blog, and over at CornerScrapsStudio you can get the PDFs, STUDIO3, and PNG files from my Etsy shop. I never “fully” completed a coupon book – the closest is my “Unlimited” tags – because I don’t have a personal use for Father’s Day coupons, and all our kids are old enough to worry about it themselves! (by old enough, I mean they no longer have any age restrictions on any purchases Rolling on the floor laughing)

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Check out my video to check out all the different ideas I cover for envelopes and coupons!


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First up are my “Vintage Gold” coupons. I designed these coupons to look as though they are on old paper with gold font and trim. These examples are printed on some HP Premium Choice LaserJet Paper; a type of high-resolution paper designed for business documents that need clear, crisp images. You can get the “Vintage Gold” PDF on DropBox (for personal use only, please!) if you would like to print them out. (**NOTE: All PDF files offered throughout this post are not offered, created, or owned by Tres Jolie Kit Club. I am the creator and owner of the files and offer the PDFs for your personal use.)

The envelope for these coupons is a hand-folded sheet of the 6×6 patterned paper. I just eyeballed the center and eyeballed where I wanted the folds. Then for a little decoration on the front, I added a couple of the leftover hearts from my Mother’s Day Cards and one of the Prima flowers.

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This next coupon design I have dubbed “Modern,” not for any particular reason, it is just what came to me when I needed some names to distinguish between the different designs! I printed my “Modern” coupons on some blue cardstock using my regular color InkJet printer. I don’t know if it’s just my particular brand of printer or the ink, but I didn’t have a bleeding problem on my prints. However, a few years ago I had a different printer that did like to bleed. A lot. So I came up with something to help keep that from happening! I discovered that if I spray the side I will be printing on with some Krylon Workable Fixatif and let it dry before printing, my bleeding, for the most part, was gone! I was actually able to print on shipping label sticker paper using this method and all of my images and fonts stayed clear! (Just remember to spray in a well-ventilated area!). If you would like to see all the coupons, you can swing by and pick up the “Modern” PDF on DropBox (for personal use only).

I have a couple of different envelope examples for these coupons. One I made to have a tie closure, so I never sealed any of the flaps. I added an eyelet in the bottom flap and attached one of the flair from the kit to the top flap, then ran a piece of twine through the eyelet to tie the envelope closed. The second envelope I made I left open. I folded the top flap back and glued it in place so the coupons would be able to stick out the top.

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I made a couple of mini envelopes to hold some Father’s Day Tokens. The tokens have all the same tasks but in an itty bitty size! I thought there were a couple of ways to use the tokens – you could print them out on sticker paper and make a full coordinating sheet to go with so the stickers could be placed as they get used, or you could print them out on regular paper, cut them into squares, staple the stack together if you want, and put them in the envelope (or staple them to the envelope). You can go grab the “Tokens” PDF on DropBox if you’re interested! (For personal use only)

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Here is the final style of the full set of coupons I created. For this example, I printed them on some glossy photo paper and decided to make a little booklet. My photo paper doesn’t slide very well, so instead of trying to get them in and out of an envelope, I thought a booklet would work better. A couple ideas of for securing your booklet are to use brads if they are long enough, or some twine/ribbon ran through a couple of holes. Here is the link for the “Square ‘Stamp’ Edge” PDF on DropBox, if you are interested. (For personal use only)

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In addition to the “single-use” coupons, I thought making “Unlimited” coupons would be a nice addition. I have some that are sized to fit the tags from this month’s kit – Unlimited Bear Hugs, Game of Catch, and Spending The Day Together – and I turned them into sketches in Silhouette Studio, but you can also print the “Unlimited Tags” PDF on DropBox if you would like (For Personal Use Only). I have a little envelope I made for them with the top flap folded back and glued open, and a hole with an eyelet so the tags can be tied to the envelope, to keep everything together.

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My final example is another “Unlimited” coupon in the form of an ATC. Making an ATC allows some personalized artwork to also be part of the gift! For my ATC I cut a piece of the patterned paper to size, added some of the lattice-ish bits I had left from my Mother’s Day Cards, used some of the Finnabair micas from this month’s Mixed Media Kit, popped on some Say-It-In-Crystals and a flower, then printed out my phrase and glued it on.

For the envelope, I made an ATC-sized pocket. It is an expandable pocket I saw a lady make using the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board a few (5+) years ago on YouTube. I made myself a little note to tape to my punch board with the measurements, so now I don’t know who I originally saw!

Measurements & (Original) Instructions (6”x6” paper size):

  1. At the 2-1/4” mark, punch & score
  2. Move over to the 3-1/4”, punch & score
  3. Turn
  4. Line up with marker, punch & score
  5. Line up next line marker, punch – NO score (**In my video, I score here, then used my scoreboard to add another scoreline between the two made on the punch board so I had an accordion fold envelope.)
  6. Turn
  7. Repeat 1-5
  8. Using scissors, cut the little sections where your score lines … ummm … overhang … so you can fold your flaps (I hope this made sense!)

This will give you an envelope that is 2-3/4”x3-1/4”. If you’d like some examples for Father’s Day phrases you can get the Father’s Day Phrases PDF on DropBox or just check out this photo for ideas!

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Thank you for joining me here in my corner, I hope you enjoyed these little coupon book ideas and they gave you some inspiration for making your own coupon books – whether they be for Father’s Day and the individual filling the father role, your partner for an anniversary, a birthday, or anytime!


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

*Finnabair Liquid Color Fluid Medium; CornerScrapsStudio “Father’s Day Coupons;” We R Memory Keepers: Envelope Punch Board, Crop-A-Dile, & Crop-A-Dile II; EK Tools Score Board; Art Glitter Glue; Scotch ATG; E6000; UHU Stic; Krylon Workable Fixatif; Ranger Heat-It Tool; Silhouette Cameo 3 & Silhouette Pens; Nicapa 12×12 Cutting Mat; Uni-ball Signo (black); *Prima Waterbrush; black Stabilo; eyelets; brad; sticker/label paper; cardstock; high-resolution paper (I used HP Premium Choice LaserJet Paper)

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

Hey, y’all!

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stay Crafty, Friends


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

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