Tres Jolie Kit Club–Shaker “Envelope Gift Mini Album”-September Cards, Tags, & More Kit

Hey, all! Welcome back to my corner!

For my final Cards, Tags, & More Kit project for the Tres Jolie Kit Club this month, I’m bringing you an “Envelope Gift Mini Album” using a Paige Taylor Evans cut file. (Links to PTE’s tutorial & the Silhouette Store ID# in the product list.)

I used the cut file as my base, and decided it needed to become a *shaker* envelope mini album! In my video, you’ll get to see how I worked through that process (which means you’ll get to see how to do it the hard way, LOL!).


Check out my video! Hopefully it makes sense – I was working out the process as I went along!


Close-ups with some explanations:



For the album (and the inside envelope) I used some Paige Taylor Evans papers from my stash, but used papers from the kit as my ‘accent’ pieces and to make the bow. To make this into a shaker, I grabbed up a 12×12 page protector, inserted the album cut, and started stitching to make the pockets. After all the stitching was completed I trimmed off the excess page protector.

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Here you can see the inside envelope, I added little magnets just to help keep the flap down. It wasn’t really necessary, I just found it helped keep the flap down for when I folded the album up. You can see I used the Altair Art papers from the kit to make my inside panels, with some doily’s added in that were made using the Dress My Craft Die from the kit.


When I first decided to add in some stamping from the Bo Bunny stamp set I thought I would have a lot more, but as soon as I added these little edges I thought it was enough! Sometimes less is more!

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I just had to add in these beautiful Tres Jolie Chipboard leaves from the kit! I found the angle of the leaves made a perfect match up for the flap of the envelope. The addition of the leaves, however, are also the reason I added a button a twine closure, like the one on the right flap, under the outside bow and band closure!


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 items from this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit!

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In addition to items from this month’s kit, I used:

“Envelope Gift Mini Album”Silhouette Store ID# 240883 by Paige Taylor Evans; Pink Paislee/Paige Taylor Evans: 19 & Turn The Page 08; Prima/Finnabair: Heavy White Gesso; Ranger/Tim Holtz: “Picket Fence” Distress Paint, “Salvaged Patina” Distress Oxide & Embossing Glaze; Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink; pink & white bakers twine; Scotch ATG; white thread; E6000; magnets; Art Glitter Glue

“Make A Wish” (Birthday Layout) – Creative Embellishments July 2020 Challenge

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Today I’m bringing you a layout I did for the July 2020 Creative Embellishments Challenge showcasing my son’s birthday – in 2011! I’m not that far behind in documenting (well, maybe I am), but this is a redo. My style and skill has changed quite a bit over the years, and sometimes I decide to “update” one of my layouts.


Check out my process video, under the Creative Embellishments mood board, to see how everything came together!


The July 2020 Creative Embellishments Moodboard


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After I put down a layer of clear gesso, I added some Shimmerz where the three clusters would be getting set. And, I’m happy to say, I used up items from my stash!

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I really love using black as an accent color on brightly colored layouts, and I think it worked perfectly with the colors, and the holographic foil by Prima that I used on the frames. (*Note: the pack from Creative Embellishments comes with three I believe, I had already used one so I had to use a different frame from my stash for the frame in the third cluster.)


I hope you enjoyed the video that shows my process as I put this layout together, and thank you for joining me here in my little corner!


Creative Embellishments “Film Strip Picture Frame Set,” A Flair for Buttons Flair/Buttons, Pink Paislee/Paige Evans 04 & Paige Evans Pick-Me-Up 07, Prima [Rub-On] Foils “Holographic Dreams,” Shimmerz Paints “Coal” (paint/original Shimmerz – I think), Coloringz “Oh Say Can U Sea,” & Aqua Huez “Crazy Daisy,” Hip Kit Club “Summer Bliss,” AC/Thickers “Twlight” foam letter stickers, “Crique” puffy phrase and accent stickers, Dear Lizzy “Petals” chipboard letter stickers, “Ranger Glossy Accents, JudiKins Diamond Glaze, FabriTac, StazOn “Jet Black,” Dear Lizzy Date Stamp, Little Birdie Black Gesso, Liquitex Clear Gesso, Art Glitter Glue, 4×6 cards & printed chipboard frames I can’t say with certainty but I think they came from Hip Kit Club a few years back, black thread