Tres Jolie Kit Club–Mini Junk Journal–April Cards, Tags, & More Kit

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For my fourth and final April, Tres Jolie Kit Club project I made a Mini Junk Journal using the Cards and Mixed Media Kits. I love mixing vintage and bright; “old” and “new;” and the muted tones of the 49 & Market Cards, Envelopes, and Tags in this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit were the perfect complement to the bright tones of the Dina Wakley Glossy Sprays in the Mixed Media Kit. Check out the video to see how this all went together!


My closure is a few layers of fabric and tulle with four large buttons added on and a section of a headband (unused!) sewn onto one end. I also added some simple hand stitches for a little extra interest.





I used some lightweight chipboard I found in my stash, the floral print from the packaging of the 49 & Market Card Kit, and some teal burlap-ish trim from my stash to create the cover of the journal. I then decorated it with the Tres Jolie Chipboard from the kit and some of the Dina Wakely Glossy Sprays.

These aren’t all of the pages in the journal – only about half – as examples of techniques I used in creating this project!



I created a few clusters made from bits of fabric and tulle, a tag from the 49 & Market Tag Pack, and a couple of fabric flowers. I used black thread in my sewing machine to stitch the layers together, then added some hand-stitched X’s and hand-stitched the button on. I then glued the clusters along one edge to use as tuck spots. I added a blanket stitch (sewing machine) along the majority of the pages to reinforce the edges and make sure the gel print papers and cardstock backing stayed together! (Even if I did use a lot of glue – I don’t like things coming apart!)



I didn’t close up the three sides of the envelope to make it, well, an envelope; instead, I left it so it could be all the way unfolded. Throughout the journal, I added in some wax seals – some on pages, some on paperclips.




Not every surface has gel printing on it! I did leave a few sides bare, plus the back of all of the tags – but most of the surfaces have glossy sprays on them, so to write in this journal I think a fine tip marker would work best.


On the tags, I used white thread, and instead of punching holes and adding the tag pulls, I crossed two staples from my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.



Lots of different patterns in this junk journal, but the bright Glossy Sprays work with their muted counterparts on the 49 & Market cards and envelopes – and to really tie it all together, I stuck to just using black and white thread.



From the front cover to the back cover there is a variety of patterns and colors. The fabric flowers worked fabulously during the gel plate printing process and made their way onto the finished product.


The spine of the journal has some scrap fabric, tulle, fabric flowers, and buttons from my stash on it. Like the other flowers throughout the journal, these flowers also have some Glossy Spray added to them.

Thank you for joining me here in my corner! I hope you enjoyed this project – and all of the projects this month – and they gave you some ideas of what you can do!

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

*Tonic Nuvo Embellishment Mousse: “Coral Calypso” & “Mother of Pearl;” Tim Holtz tiny Attacher; Finnabair 3D Matte Gel; We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper; Fiskars 1” Circle Punch; cardstock; Ranger Heat-It Tool; wax & wax seal stamps; bookbinding thread & needle; awl; foam mat; hair tie; large paperclips; fabric flowers; LineCo PVA Glue; Aleene’s Tacky Glue; UHU Stic; random scrap fabric; tulle; black & white threads; buttons; hot glue

Tres Jolie Kit Club–September 2021 Moodboard-Half Circle Journal

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This week I’m bringing you a half-circle journal I created using items from both the September Mixed Media Kit and Cards, Tags, & More Kit from Tres Jolie Kit Club –plus items from my stash. Below you will find some photos, this month’s moodboard, and two videos for this project (Part 1 is preparing and the cover work; Part 2 is assembly and finalizing!)


I hadn’t originally even thought of doing a journal when I pulled out my circle canvas, but as I sat there staring at the canvas and the new “Circle Swirl” chipboard from Tres Jolie an idea began to take shape! Check out my videos to see how everything came together.

Part 1:

Part 2:

Look at these beautiful colors on the September Moodboard! (Twist: Vintage)


Now for a few close-ups:



I used my Tim Holtz Distress Crayons with a Heidi Swapp stencil. Sometimes adding the Crayon first and lifting through the stencil with a baby wipe; sometimes adding the Crayon through the stencil. I was able to layer my Crayon using some Krylon Workable Fixatif in-between.



I used the “Burnished Bronze” Nuvo Embellishment Mousse from the September Mixed Media Kit to add some shine to my spine and the “Circle Swirl” Tres Jolie Chipboard.


I’ve been hoarding this lace for about three years, and I was finally able to bring myself to using it! I grabbed up my Linen Hinging Tape and just added it in a couple of places—almost like a page made of lace!

Here are a few photos of the inside:



I used some green masking paper to line the inside of the cover, and added some subtle Distress Crayon + Lattice Stenciling as well, using the same process as I did on the outside. The pink papers are from the Cards, Tags, & More Kit, I used some Kraft-stock from my stash for the pages and to back the pieces of ephemera.



I created a few mini-envelopes to add to my pages, leaving one side unattached so create a little pocket for some notecards I made using the same Kraft-stock as the pages, topped with the swirls from the “Circle Swirl” chipboard.


Thank-you for joining me here in my corner! I hope you enjoyed this Half-Circle Journal and it gave you some inspiration and ideas of what you can create using items from this month’s Mixed Media and Cards, Tags, & More Kits.

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In addition to items found in the September Cards, Tags, & More Kit and Mixed Media Kit (*from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:

Tres Jolie Kit Club Chipboard: “Circle Swirl;” *All Laces; *8” Circle Canvas Board; Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Crayons: “Frayed Burlap,” Victorian Velvet,” “Bundled Sage,” & “Milled Lavender;” Heidi Swapp 6×6 “Lattice” Stencil; idea-ology/Tim Holtz: Tiny Attacher; We R Memory Keepers: Crop-A-Dile II, Tab Punch, & Envelope Punch Board; Ranger: Blending Tool, Heat-It Tool, & 3.5” Brayer; Krylon Workable Fixatif; Mod Podge Matte Clear Acrylic Sealer; Liquitex: Clear Gesso & Matte Super Heavy Gel; LineCo: PVA Glue & 1.25” Linen Hinging Tape; 2” Bookbinding Tape; 1/4” & 1/8” double sided tape; awl; bookbinding thread & needle; green masking paper; Kraft-stock; Art Glitter Glue; pink thread; Scotch Advanced Tape Glider; pink zipper

Sunset Dolphin-Lindy’s Gang June 2020 Challenge

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Today I’m bringing you an altered mirror from Dollar Tree for the Lindy’s Gang June 2020 Color Challenge!


I used a lot of Lindy’s Gang products just to make the three colors for the challenge! I know I only two are required, but I like trying to get everything in! The “Guten Tag Teal” Embossing Powder is the only Lindy’s product I own that was a match all on its own, I had to create the bright green and orange-ish coral, which I show in the video (below the Lindy’s Challenge board), plus I’ll add the details to the other photos on this post.


The Lindy’s Gang Challenge Color Board.

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For the coral flowers, I mixed “Alpine Ice Rose” Magical Shaker, “Magical Mai Tai” Flat Magical, and “Plumeria Pink” Flat Magical powders. While the flowers were still wet, I sprinkled on “Alpine Ice Rose” Magical Shaker in the center. For the bright green flowers, I made a spray of the “Aloha Avacado” Flat Magical, but I didn’t think it was quite bright enough, so I also sprayed the flowers with “Pineapple Paradise” Flat Fabio Sprays.
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Fortunately, I had a few teal flowers that matched the “Guten Tag Teal” Embossing Powder I used on the ReneaBouquets Beautiful Board and in the center of the green flowers. For the frame around the mirror, I mixed the same colors I used on the coral flowers into some Liquitex Gel Medium and brushed it on. Then I spritzed it with water and sprinkled on more of the “Alpine Ice Rose” Magical Shaker.
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I wasn’t entirely sure what I wanted to do with the mirror, but I didn’t want to leave it as it was, then in finally dawned on me to use my alcohol inks! For the sunset sky, which needed to match the coral, I used “Sunset Orange” and “Flamingo.” For the water, which needed to match the teal, I used “Patina,” and to make my wave caps I used the “Pearl” mixative. I made a stencil from some scrap cardstock and a cut file from the Silhouette Store (ID# 297497) and used Nuvo Embellishment Mousse “Black Ash” to create the dolphin.


And there you have it. I used a simple mirror from Dollar Tree and spruced it up using a lot of Lindy’s Gang products!

Thank you for joining me here in my corner!!

Products Used:

Lindy’s Gang: “Alpine Ice Rose” Magical Shaker, “Magical Mai Tai” Flat Magical, “Plumeria Pink” Flat Magical, “Pineapple Paradise” Flat Fabio Sprays, “Aloha Avacado” Flat Magical, “Guten Tag Teal” Embossing Powder, ReneaBouquets “Small Twisted Chain Frame Set,” Silhouette Design Store “Tropical Leaves” ID# 293541 & “Tropical Dolphin Sunset” ID# 297497, Prima Flowers (I don’t know which ones, I’ve had them for years!), Prima Melange Art Pebbles “Sugar,” Prima Flowers Item# 640040, Bazzill “Limeade,” Unbranded Gold Microbeads, Unbranded Stamen, Ranger Emboss-It Ink Refill, Fabri-Tac, E6000, Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink, Liquitex Gloss Gel, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, Tonic Nuvo Embellishment Mousse “Black Ash,” Ranger-Tim Holtz Alcohol Blending Solution, “Sunset Orange,” “Flamingo,” & “Patina” Alcohol Inks and “Pearl” Mixative, “Krylon Triple-Thick Crystal Clear Glaze, Nicapa Cutting Mat, Silhouette Cameo 3, Mirror from Dollar Tree

Clipboard Calendar – ReneaBouquets November Swap on


This month over on, ReneaBouquets Design Team Member, Donna, hosted a clipboard calendar swap. This is what I made for my partner, who told me a few of his faves, which include shabby chic, greens, and purple! As soon as I had that list I knew I’d be using paper from Blue Fern Studios “Eclectic Charm” line and tons of ReneaBouquets elements!

Check out my process video to see the transformation!

Process Video:










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ReneaBouquets Products:

Mulberry Paper Flowers

-Dusty Plum Spring Mix

-Mini Plum

Beautiful Board – Circle Link Elements

Tiny Treasures Citrine Quartz Premium Paper Butterflies

Silhouette Design Store Files:

Harvest Ledger Pattern (#20766)

2020 Calendar File Cards (#303333)

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Other Products:

Blue Fern Studios – Eclectic Charm

Green Glass Microbeads – From Toni in the October RB FB Swap!!

Altered Composition Book – ReneaBouquets Swap on

The front cover using the beautiful Mulberry paper flowers from ReneaBouquets!
The back cover.
The back cover without tags.


Below are the products I used with Affiliate Links, at no extra cost to you! Thank you for your support!

Below are the remaining products I used.

  • ReneaBouquets
    • Mulberry Paper Flowers – Pale Apricot Roses and Leaves, Lavender Roses and Leaves, & Purple Spring Mix
    • Chunky Glitter Glass – Sand (Recieved from Monica in the Sept. Swap!! Thank you, Monica!)
  • LemonCraft – Violet Silence
    • 12×12 Collection Kit
    • Buttons/Badges
  • The Paper Studio
    • Plain Handmade, White
  • Making Memories Bone Folder
  • Unknown/Unbranded
    • Laces
    • Hole Punch