Tres Jolie Kit Club–Grungy Journal-August 2022 Mood Board & Scrapbooking Kit

Hey, y’all! After much toil and trouble, I finally got this grungy journal put together! You see, mentally I have an order of operation for my projects – my first project of the month for Tres Jolie Kit Club focuses on the Cards, Tags, & More Kit, and my second project is for the mood board – this month ran a little different though because <gestures at everything>!

Anywho…I finally finished my mood board project! I’m GenX and that means I lived through Nirvana and weird metal jewelry and all things flannel, so I couldn’t help but get excited about the papers this month – Grunge Reinvented by 3 Quarter Designs.

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The general construction of this journal is like most junk journals, so my video focuses on how I put the cover together, a bit about the open spine, and some highlights on what is in the signatures.


Video As Soon As All The Technical Difficulties Stop!!!


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Isn’t the mood board fabulous? Rust, film, watches – so much grungy and/or steampunk inspiration here! Make sure to join in this month and share your creation in the August Mood Board Folder by the end of the month.


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My cover consists of corrugated cardboard, chicken wire, chipboard, cardstock, decorative paper, and tons of mediums. I shaped my corrugated cardboard, dyed my white Artisan (linen blend) cardstock, added some Finnabair decorative paper to it, glued everything together, poked the ends of my chicken wire through so they wouldn’t stick out, and added layer upon layer of paints, stains, powders, and pastes to the cover until I got a color combination I was happy with.

I added some resin stars made with my Finnabair “Stars and Moons” mould, and coated them with some of the “Statue” Foundry Wax. I added multiple layers of embossing powder to the cardstock phrase and used the “Statue” Foundry Wax to create a “frame” around it. Then I used the “Sterling” Foundry Wax to create splatters on the cover and the phrase.

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When I started this Grungy Journal, I didn’t know exactly how an open spine would work, and I wanted to make sure the herringbone binding had something sturdy to hang on to, so I used the metal hangers that I had removed from the hanging folders to wrap the binding around, then I used some JB Weld epoxy to really make sure it was a sturdy and solid attachment to the chipboard cover pieces.

I used a variety of alcohol inks and mixatives to stain my herringbone binding to grunge it up and found this “Exposed Tape Binding” open spine tutorial by Molly Brooks inspirational and very easy to follow along with (this was my first open spine!). However, because my signatures weren’t going to be evenly stacked – as seen in Molly’s tutorial – I added a single stitch through the herringbone binding to keep my signatures in place.

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I used some sari silk to create my tie closure – sewing it as a tube, knoting one end and leaving a few inches unsewn so I could lay it flat between the chipboard and mixed media cover I created. While I did make sure there was a lot tucked in and glued down, as I kept working on my journal, I decided I wanted to reinforce the edges where the strain would be.

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For the reinforcement, I folded the sari silk back on itself and added some E6000 and bookbinding tape.

Then I punch two holes through, making sure to go through the layers of sari silk, added some Chicago [style] screws (they look like the posts from traditional post-bound scrapbooks), and a couple of washers – with some more E6000 – to make sure I had a tight fit and some Loctite for the threads.

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With all the different junk journal tutorials available for construction, I am just going to highlight what can be found within my Grungy Journal. I have the standard variety of papers and envelopes, and I made clusters to use as decorations and/or tuck-in spots. For the button images from the cut-apart sheet, I used my awl to poke the thread holes out, then added some of the bookbinding thread I had cut off after I tied my signatures in place – and topped it with some Glossy Accents to create a faux enameled/epoxy surface. In fact, I added Glossy Accents to a lot of the cut-apart pieces to give them that faux surface, which really gives a sense of depth to the images!

For the chipboard filmstrips from the Grunge Reinvented collection, I layered up four different embossing powders. First I used some Lawn Fawn “Fake Tan” ink, added some Rocky Road & Ancient Amber Baked Textures, and while it was still hot and sticky I added more Rocky Road, melted that, added some Chunky Rust Baked Texture, and then finally some Rusty Hinge Embossing Glaze – always on top of the still hot previous layers.

For my clusters, tuck-ins, and pockets, I used a combination of glue, my tiny attacher, and stitching to put them together and attach them. When I did use the tiny attacher, I made sure the underside of the staples would be covered, that way they wouldn’t come out (as easily!) and there wouldn’t be any rough edges.

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I used a combination of papers from the scrapbooking kit, papers from my stash, and even pieces from the hanging folders that had been cut off when I was cutting them down to size.

I have a variety of textures throughout the journal – using paper doilies, vintage crocheted squares, stitching, and a variety of fibers and trims.

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In addition to my tuck-in spots and pockets, I added in some envelopes and belly bands. I even have some pieces of grungy handmade paper in a few spots!

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To make sure there was ample writing space, my middle signature is filled with papers that have no decorations, pockets, or tuck-in spots. I just stitched two pieces of sari silk together (they have light interfacing on them to give them a little stability) and ran the whole stack through my sewing machine before adding the holes for the bookbinding thread to attach it to the open spine.

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Thank you for joining me here in my corner. I hope you enjoyed this Grungy Junk Journal and it gave you some inspiration on what you can do with this month’s Scrapbooking Kit and some ideas on how to interpret this month’s mood board!

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

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*Dress My Craft “Gentleman Accessories” Transfer Me , *KaiserCraft 12”x12” Corrugated Cardboard , *LemonCraft “Leaves” A4 Basic Paper Pad , Distress Embossing Glaze “Rustic Wilderness” , Distress Paint “Rustic Wilderness” , Distress Oxide Spray “Rustic Wilderness” , Distress Grit Paste “Crypt” , Distress Texture Paste “Grave” , Distress Grit Paste “Translucent” , Distress Ink “Brushed Corduroy” , Distress Oxide “Brushed Corduroy” , Distress Embossing Glaze “Rusty Hinge” , Tim Holtz “Bubbles” Stamp , Tim Holtz “Textile Surfaces” , Tim Holtz Long Fasteners Brads , Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher & Tiny Attacher Refills , Tim Holtz “Film Strip Ribbon” ,  Tim Holtz Sanding Block , Tim Holtz Naturals – Black/Cream Trimmings , Distress Collage Medium , Lawn Fawn “Fake Tan” Dye Ink , green bakers twine , *Nuvo “Seaweed Quartz” Glimmer Paste , *Nuvo “Black Ash” Embellishment Mousse , Country Craft Creations “White” Artisan Cardstock , Darice “Rusty” Chicken Wire Ribbon , Finnabair “Sparkling Onyx” Jewel Effect Paste , *Finnabair “Burnt Sienna” Liquid Acrylic Paint , *Finnabair “Ink Black” Liquid Acrylic Paint , Finnabair “Green” & “Rusty” Rust Effect Paste , *Finnabair “Graphite” Texture Paste , Finnabair “Cream” Texture Effect Paste , Finnabair “Stars and Moons” Mould , *Finnabair “Romantica” Decorative Paper , *Finnabair Heavy Black Gesso , Finnabair 2” Silicone Brush , Finnabair Clear Gesso , Finnabair 3D Matte Gel , Seth Apter Baked Texture “Rocky Road” , Seth Apter Baked Texture “Dirty Sand” , Seth Apter Baked Texture “Chunky Rust” , Seth Apter Baked Texture “Ancient Amber” , Ranger Emboss It Ink Refill , Ranger Big Emboss It , Ranger Ultra Thick Clear Embossing Powder , Ranger “Frosted Crystal” Embossing Antiquities , Taylored Expressions “Corrugated” Embossing Folder , various papers: ledger pages, vintage music, piano roll paper , etc. , hanging folders, patterned papers , Tea Bag Paper , paper doilies: white , silver , *black , EK Tools Binding Edge Punch , Amazing Casting Resin , 1/2” Herringbone Binding , Liquitex Matte Medium , E6000 , JudiKins Diamond Glaze , Fabri-Tac , Art Glitter Glue , Ranger Glossy Accents , Aleene’s Tacky Glue , BookGuard 3” Black Book Binding Tape , JB Weld , Selocky Chicago Screws , washers , Loctite Thread Lock , Ranger Heat-It Tool , We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board , Craft Knife , Crop-A-Dile II , Hole Reinforcer Punch , Corner Chomper , Fiskars 1” Circle Squeeze Punch , 1” & 1/8” double-sided tape , eyelets ,  Pellon 805 Wonder-Under Iron-On Adhesive , LineCo PVA , Dritz Fray Check , book binding thread , needles , awl , blending brushes , various sari silk remnants , Krylon Workable Fixatif , Rust-Oleum Semi-Gloss Clear

Cover Colors (used on the white Artisan cardstock): Lindy’s Gang Starburst Squirts *“Maple Syrup Bronze,” *“Hocky Puck Black,” & *“Beaver Tail Brown” , *“Cathedral Pines Green” Magical Shaker , “Bratwurst Brown” Magical Shaker , *“Black Hole Black” Magical Powder , *Finnabair “Burnt Sienna” Liquid Acrylic Paint , Liquitex “Transparent Raw Sienna” Liquid Acrylic Ink , Liquitex “Transparent Raw Umber” Liquid Acrylic Ink , Ranger Perfect Pearls “Forever Green”

Open Spine Strips: Alcohol Blending Solution , Tim Holtz “Latte” Alcohol Ink , “Gold” Mixative , “Silver” Mixative , “Gunmetal” Mixative , 91% Isopropyl Alcohol

Tres Jolie Kit Club–June 2022 Mood Board-“Let Your Creativity Bloom” Junk Journal

Hey, y’all!

This week I turned the June Scrapbooking Kit from Tres Jolie Kit Club into a junk journal. The P13 papers and ephemera from their “Let Your Creativity Bloom” line had such beautiful colors – muted shades of pink and sage – and there was a photo of a book in this month’s mood board! What else would I think up for the challenge?!?!

I didn’t just put any old fabrics and papers together, I decided that to be extra messy, I needed to dye my fabrics exactly how I wanted and make my own (matching) paper – check out my video to see the process, or, if you want, you can just check out the flip-through.junkJournal-moodboard-jun22-01

On my cover, I layered up strips of fabric, so of the ones I dyed, some are scraps from my stash. I topped a part of one of the patterned papers with one of the Tres Jolie Chipboard pieces coated with some embossing powders, added a few of the flowers, and added some Distress Foundry Wax in “Sterling” as some accent color. Check out the video to see the process of my junk journal from start to finish!


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Have you checked out the June Mood Board yet? Beautiful pink flowers, galvanized steel bucket, Ball Mason jars, and a book – take a peek and see what creativity it inspires in you!

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Make sure you join us for our June mood board challenge!

  • You can create any type of project for the challenge.
  • You MUST say what you were inspired by.
  • You MUST include the twist in your design.
  • We would love to see you USE AT LEAST 1 of Tres Jolie’s products on your projects but it isn’t required to play along.
  • It MUST be a new project.
  • The twist for this month is SPRING FLING.

Place your entries in the June 2022 challenge folder on the Tres Jolie Kit Club Café Facebook page. This challenge ends on June 30th, 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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This junk journal is thick! There are over 50 pages filled with lots of writing space, tuck-ins, and pockets – and a securely attached tie closure to keep it together.

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On both the front and back covers I added a section of lace trim, lightly colored with Distress Oxides, as tuck in spots.

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I turned envelopes into pockets, covered them with strips of fabric, and added closures to a couple of them – a zipper on one and a simple tie on another.

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I have tuck-in spots throughout the journal made up of layers of papers and ephemera. I have even added in some old book pages from a 1935 History of English Literature book – I thought this book fit well with the overall “Creativity” theme.

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I wanted to add a lot of texture and visual interest in this journal, so I have short pages, ledger papers, bits of fabric and lace, and tons of stitching in here. There is something to see and feel everywhere!

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I turned this bit of patterned paper into a simple flip-up card using some lace as the hinge and adding a tab to the edge.

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a sheet of patterned paper torn makes a wonderfully distressed pocket! And I just couldn’t bring myself to (fully) separate this stretch of flowers, I used the last bits of that particular lace to make hinges between four inch sections so it could be pulled out – and the image could stay together.

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Old music sheets add a lovely aged touch while also making fabulous pockets. I even used the envelopes from the ephemera and tickets to create little tuck-in areas.

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When I saw all that leftover dyed water from my fabrics, I couldn’t just let it go to waste, so I added scraps of paper and created my own custom-colored, dapple-edged sheets – either glued to decorated envelopes and pages, or straight into tuck spots to be written on (I suggest using markers, paint pens, or gel pens though, due to the uneven nature of handmade paper!)

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I didn’t want to just simply cover my basic white envelopes, so I added fabric, lace, paper, and/or ephemera to create variety and interest. I used one of the Prima flower packs from the kit, and in addition to my cover decoration, I stitched flowers directly onto some of the tuck-ins.


As promised in the video, here is the “stitching guide” (I don’t know what else to call it!) for how I put my signatures in.

How I stitched in my signatures:

  • Out = from the inside –> out
  • In = from the outside –> in
  • First-Middle-Third = Signature from left to right
  • Top, Second, Middle, Fourth, Last = Hole, from top to bottom.
First Signature: Middle Signature: Third Signature:
Out – First – Middle

In – Third – Second

Out – Third – Top

In – First – Second

Out – First – Fourth

In – Third – Last

Out – Third – Fourth

In – First – Middle

Out – Middle – Middle

In – First – Second

Out – First – Top

In – Middle – Second

Out – Middle – Fourth

In – First – Last

Out – First – Fourth

In – Middle – Middle

Out – Third – Middle

In – Middle – Second

Out – Middle – Top

In – Third – Second

Out – Third – Fourth

In – Middle – Last

Out – Middle – Fourth

In – Third – Middle


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Thank you for joining me here in my corner, I hope you enjoyed this junk journal and it gave you some inspiration and ideas of what you can do with this month’s Scrapbooking Kit!

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

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Lindy’s Gang: *Flat Fabio Spray “Sidewalk Chalk;” ReneaBouquets: “Scallop Shell Lace” & “Shabby Dream Pink Cotton Crochet Lace;” Prima: *Decorative Tape: “Poetic Rose” & Silver & Pink Charm; Finnabair: 3D Matte Gel & Matte Wax “Sage Leaves;” Ranger: Perfect Pearls “Perfect Pearl,” & Mini Round Blending Tool; Ranger/Tim Holtz – Distress Oxide Spray *Bundled Sage, Distress Oxide Spray “Saltwater Taffy,” Distress Oxide Spray “Kitsch Flamingo,” Distress Oxide Reinker “Saltwater Taffy,” Distress Oxide Reinker “Kitsch Flamingo,” Distress Oxide Reinker “Rustic Wilderness,” Distress Spray Stain “Saltwater Taffy,” Distress Spray Stain “Kitsch Flamingo,” Distress Paint “Saltwater Taffy,” Distress Paint “Kitsch Flamingo,” Distress Paint “Picket Fence,” Distress Stain “Picket Fence,” Distress Reinker “Saltwater Taffy,” Distress Reinker “Rustic Wilderness,” Distress Embossing Glaze “Saltwater Taffy,” Distress Embossing Glaze “Kitsch Flamingo,” Distress Ink “Kitsch Flamingo,” Distress Ink “Saltwater Taffy,” Distress Ink “Bundled Sage,” Distress Oxide “Kitsch Flamingo,” “Saltwater Taffy,” & “Bundled Sage,” & Distress Foundry Wax “Sterling;” Stampin’ Up “Rococo Rose” Ribbon; Fancy Pants Designs “Trend Setter” Decorative Paper Clips; Rit ColorStay Dye Fixative; We R Memory Keepers: Envelope Punch Board, Crop-A-Dile II, Tab Punch, Craft Knife, & 3-way Corner Punch; white cardstock; random fabric and lace scraps, bits, & pieces; old book cover; light peach & sage threads; eyelets; E6000; double sided tape; Fabri-Tac; Aleene’s Tacky Glue; Art Glitter Glue; blending brushes; awl; needles; book binding thread; green masking paper; paperclips; beads; charms

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

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

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!

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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.

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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!

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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!)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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–“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!


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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–Autumn Journals-November 2021 Moodboard

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Today I’m bringing you two Autumn Journals I made using the 49 & Market papers and embellishments from this month’s scrapbooking kit for my moodboard inspired project for the Tres Jolie Kit Club. Autumn themes are one of my favorite themes! I love the colors and I love the crisp Autumn days.

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This project isn’t a step-by-step process, because that would be quite a lot of videos, and rather repetitive because there are tons of junk journal tutorials out, and I was 100% inspired by Kathleen Sundby . What I did is make video segments to go over what I was using, what my next steps were going to be, and finally the end result.


Video:


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Just look at this beautiful moodboard! The colors of Autumn are just gorgeous!


Here are a few photos of the journals, but the video is much more detailed! I would have had to take over 80 photos to get every page of both journals! Even though I used mostly the fabulous 49 & Market products from this month’s scrapbooking kit (with my junk journal stash!), I also have a couple of items from the Cards, Tags, & More Kit and one of the rust effect pastes from the Mixed Media Kit included!

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The junk journal with the green closure is slightly smaller of the two. I used a card base as my journal cover, then covered it with some 49 & Market cardstock.

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I have layers of bits of lace and fabric on my closures and even added in some pops of blue with some 4mm silk ribbon.

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A sample page from the center of the book. I have some printables in the journals (left page) that I was gifted. Almost every page has some decoration stitched on like you see on the right page above—using ephemera, fabrics, and/or laces.

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Look how thick this beauty is! So many places to write on and pockets to slip mementos in!


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This journal is a little larger—I used envelopes sandwiched between cardstock and paper to make this cover!

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The closure for this journal is also made up of many layers. I used my silk ribbon flowers and knots to hold the sari silk in place to showcase the gem!

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As seen on the chipboard mushroom, from this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit, I used the Burnt Sienna from the texture pastes found in this month’s Mixed Media in the journals! I found a way to use something from each kit in this month’s moodboard project!

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As you can see, this journal is just as think and filled with writing surfaces and pockets as the “smaller” journal.


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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 kits and moodboard!

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Scrapbooking Kit Mixed Media Kit Cards, Tags, & More Kit

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

*Tres Jolie Chipboard Buttons; Recollections Value Pack Cards & Envelopes (5 in x 6.5 in cards; 5.25 in x 7.25 in envelopes); Sizzix: Big Shot Plus & Dot Embossing Folder; Sizzix/Tim Holtz Alterations: “Playing Games Set” Texture Trades, “Book Covers Set,” “Checkerboard,” & “Woodgrain” Texture Fades; We R Memory Keepers: Envelope Punch Board; EK Tools Scoreboard; green masking paper; tea dyed papers; manila folder; hanging folder; paper doilies (*one from previous kits); old book pages; sheet music; old newspaper I received in a swap from Monica!; various laces and trims (*the gold one from a previous kit, some from swaps with Wendy & some from Mel!); piano roll paper; sari silk; brown thread; Printable from Pink Monarch Prints I received as a gift in a swap with Monica!; LineCo 1.25” Linen Hinging Tape; Fabri-Tac; LineCo PVA Glue & Book Binding Cloth; Art Glitter Glue; UHU Stic; Elite Handheld Book Embosser & Tree Plate; 4mm Silk Ribbon; J&P Coats Embroidery Floss Col. 03051; awl; cream book binding twine (waxed)

**Aged tape: gift wrapping tape (AKA: Scotch Tape); Ranger/Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks: “Caramel,” “Ginger,” & “Latte;” Ranger Blending Tool & Felt Blending Pad, non-stick surface to hold your tape-I used parchment paper

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!)

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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)

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Now for a few close-ups:

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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.

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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

Tres Jolie Kit Club-July 2020 Cards, Tags, & More Kit

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Today I’m bringing you the junk journal I created using this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit from the Tres Jolie Kit Club. I had such a blast making this journal, and even though I didn’t originally intend to kill the kit, as I kept going it became a personal challenge to see if I could get everything in!

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For the video I put the flip-through in at the beginning, then followed it up with the process. I hope you take a peek at it and enjoy it! Below the video I have added a few photos of the finished journal.


Video:


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I used the new Tim Holtz color, “Speckled Egg,” throughout the journal. It went beautifully with the Stamperia papers that came in this months kit. For the resin pieces I used some of the “Speckled Egg” oxide and embossing glaze, and some “Gathered Twig” Distress Crayon.

I pieced together the smaller “left-over” pieces to cover the “manila” colored tags that came in the kit and added some string from my stash.

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I cut out the ATC sized cards from the paper and attached them to one side of the popcorn bag that came in my kit! (Your bag may be different) I turned the two music prints into envelopes and added them in, and peeking out of this one is a little notebook I made from the largest left-over piece I had and some standard notebook paper.

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The final page and inside of the back cover, which contains a flip out.

I hope you enjoyed this project and had a chance to see my process video, most of it is sped up, but I do stop to explain in quite a few areas! Thank you for joining us here at Tres Jolie!


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July 2020 Cards, Tags, & More Kit (The ephemera in the kits may vary.)

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In addition to this months kit, I used:
Tim Holtz – Distress Crayon “Gathered Twigs,” Distress Ink “Speckled Egg” & “Gathered Twigs,” Distress Spray Stain “Speckled Egg” & Gathered Twigs,”  Distress Oxide Ink “Speckled Egg,” Distress Oxide Spray “Speckled Egg,” Distress Paint “Speckled Egg” & “Antique Linen,” Distress Embossing Glaze “Speckled Egg,” Tim Holtz Mini Stencil THMS035, Staz On “Timber Brown” & “Olive Green,” Fabrika Decoru Stencil FDTR 190, Fiskers 1” Circle Punch, Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Tim Holtz Edge Distresser, Ranger Brayer, Tim Holtz Mini Snips, Apple Cider Vinegar, Mod Podge Matte Clear Acrylic Sealer, Liquitex Clear Gesso, E6000, FabriTac, Art Glitter Glue, LineCo 1.25” Linen Hinging Tape, We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board, String (from Target, I think), Notebook Paper, 1 sheet of kraft paper

Tres Jolie Kit Club-July 2020 Moodboard-Scrapbooking Kit

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Today I’m bringing you a rather thick junk journal I created for the Tres Jolie Kit Club using the papers, frames, tag, and resin pieces that came in this month’s scrapbooking kit.

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I was inspired by Wendy’s Journal Adventure’s “The Caring Gardner Botanical Journal.” I don’t even know what I was looking for when I came across the video, but I loved how the first and last signatures were dedicated to pockets and flip-outs with the middle signatures dedicated to the pages to write on; I had always seen journals with the pocket and flip-out pages intermingled with the writing pages. I also loved the corrugated cardboard she used on the inside covers, which reminded me I had some KaiserCraft Corrugated Sheets from the October 2019 Tres Jolie Scrapbooking Kit. Check out a few photos, found below the flip-through video, to see how some of the pages are laid out.


Flip-Through Video:


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The inside of the front cover & first page.


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Look at all those pages to write on!

One of the envelope flip pockets.

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A doily my mom made!

A pocket page & some of the lighter paper from the kit that can be used for journaling.

I hope you enjoyed this junk journal and that it gave you some ideas of what can be done with this month’s kit!


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Scrapbook Kit

In addition to the Scrapbooking Kit (*from previous Tres Jolie kits), I used:

Printables from The Graphics Fairy & Mrs. Cog’s Crafts, Some images are from the Public Domain library of rawpixel.com, Some ephemera & pages from Memoires Parisiennes, I found the sheet music on Amazon from a 3rd party seller out of the UK, the tea dyed paper I made from various printer papers, Library pockets created with standard manila folders & Silhouette Design Store ID# 1169, StazOn “Olive Green,” Creative Embellishments “Ledger Stencil,” *Prima Stencil Item# 564278, ReneaBouquets “Shabby Dream Pink Cotton Crochet Lace,” Vine Trim from a swap, *KaiserCraft Corrugated Sheets, LineCo PVA Glue, Recollections Value Pack Cards & Envelopes, EK Tools Scoreboard, We R Memory Keepers 3-Way Corner Punch, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, Recollections 2.5in (6.35cm) Circle Punch, Brown Twine, Leaf/Vine Trim from a swap, The Paper Studio Canvas Ribbon (from a swap), Upcycled Pants!

Tres Jolie Kit Club–March 2020 Moodboard– “Emerald Queen” Junk Journal

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Today I have an example project, a junk journal, for this months moodboard challenge for the Tres Jolie Kit Club!

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I was in love with the “Emerald Queen” line by AB Studio that came in this months scrapbooking kit as soon as I saw the photos! And when I saw the books on the moodboard, I knew I’d be making a junk journal! And it was serendipitous that the green fabric image (above the clocks) fit with some sari silk I had already prepared for use! Below the moodboard image I have two video links, one is a flip-through of the completed journal and the other is a process video.


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March 2020 Moodboard


“Emerald Queen” Junk Journal Flip-through

“Emerald Queen” Junk Journal Process


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On the spine I let some of the fibers from The Paper Studio peek through the zipper, then added a Prima Vintage Trinket! I added some “Sage” Embossing Powder by Ranger to the chipboard from the kit and added it to the layers on my cover.

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Here you can see the many various laces I used along the edges of the pages!

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I layered some scraps of fabric, lace, and a zipper from an old jacket with items from this months kit on the cover, “holding” them in place with clips from my stash!

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The band I used to hold the junk journal closed is a headband! I found packages of them on clearance one time and it suddenly dawned on me that they would be great for junk journals!


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March 2020 Scrapbooking Kit

In addition to items from the kit (*From previous Tres Jolie Kits), I also used:

Heat n Bond Lite Iron-On Adhesive; Pellon 70 Peltex (Midweight – Heavyweight Fabric Stabilizer); Sari Silk; Scrap fabrics; Various Scrap Laces (*Some from previous Tres Jolie Kits); The Paper Studio Ivory Crochet Lace; 2” Book Binding Tape; 1” BEST Double Sided Tape; We R Memory Keepers 3 Way Corner Punch; LineCo PVA; FabriTac; Spellbinders Tool n One; LineCo Linen Hinging Tape 1.25”; Ranger “Sage” Embossing Powder; Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink; *Small Doilies; Tim Holtz Index Clips; Binder Clip; We R Memory Keepers Crop A Dile Corner Chomper; E6000; The Paper Studio Fibers; *Prima Vintage Trinkets


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