Saturday, September 28, 2019

Vintage Saga Tag Album

The September Cards, Tags and More kit from Très Jolie comes with a 6 x 6 pad of beautiful papers from Dress My Craft, along with a package of cut-outs and a Graphic 45 tag album.
Here’s what I came up with…

Another view…

And here’s how it came together…

Luckily, I have a die to match the tags, so the first step was easy work. I simply cut out the patterns that I wanted to form my tags and then cut the scraps for later use.

I fussy cut all of the cut-outs and inked the edges.

I cut a few pieces of kraft paper to 1-3/4” x 2-5/8” and rounded the corners; these were put aside along with the card images for later.

I inked all of the edges, then assembled the tags, adhering a die cut piece to each side.

Next, I began to create the interactive parts of my album.

I cut a strip of kraft paper to 7-1/2” to 2-1/8” and scored it a 1-7/8”, 3-3/4” and 5-5/8”.

I inked all of the edges and folds, then began to glue those pieces that I had put aside, covering both sides of my strip. I left the last part blank; I’ll be using that as the base.

I used the stamp that was included in the kit to create some texture.

I started to fill my fold-out with the cut-out cards and a few scraps that I had cut to size.

I used a few of the cut-outs to decorate the album. I need this to fold flat, so I kept the embellishments to a minimum, simply backing the images with scraps of kraft paper to add a small bit of dimension.

I glued a bit of ribbon to the back to form a tie piece, and then adhered the fold-out album to one of the “pages”, along with a cut-out image. I added a sentiment from my stash.

I selected four of the long cut scraps, cut them to 2-1/4” x 3-7/8” and rounded the bottom corners.

I cut 4 pieces of kraft paper to 2-1/8” x 4-1/4” and used my punch to round the bottom corners.

I scored the tops at 1/4”.

After inking all of the edges, I assembled the pieces, aligning the tops of the pattern paper to the folds.

I glued my top piece to my tag.

I proceeded to add the other pages, aligning the top of each fold to the bottom of the page above.

My finished waterfall tag…

I selected a few tags to decorate.

A few of the cut-outs and a resin column from the Main Kit…

An Artist Trading Coin (more about that in my next post!) backed by two of the (heavily embossed) chipboard pieces that came in the kit…

And the cover, featuring a cut-out, embossed chipboard vines from last month’s kit and flowers from this month. I cut the title from the top page from the pattern paper package.

I kept the backs of my tags pretty flat, creating pockets topped with bits of lace and filled with scraps cut to ATC size…



***Très Jolie Cards, Tags and More Kit***
Dress My Craft – 6 x 6 Paper Pad – Vintage Saga #DMCP1893
Dress My Craft – Motif Sheet – Vintage Saga #DMCP1992
Graphic 45 – Staples Collection – Regular Tag Album – Kraft #4501123
49 and Market – Flower Embellishments – Flower Mini Series 01 – Scarlet #MS-88350
49 and Market – Flower Embellishments – Flower Mini Series 01 – Punch #MS88404
Creative Embellishments – Laser Cut Chipboard – Artist Trading Coins – 6 Pcs
Creative Embellishments – Laser Cut Chipboard – Fairy Wing Set 2 – 6 Pcs
Prima – Finnabair – Elementals – Clear Acrylic Stamps – Messy #961893
Lindy’s Stamp Gang – Embossing Powder – Bougainvillea Red Teal
Lindy’s Stamp Gang – Embossing Powder – Oakleaf Olive

***Other Embellishments***
Scrapaholics – Laser Cut Chipboard – Leafy Flourish Set 2
ScrapBerry’s – Molded Resin Embellishments – 13 Columns #SCB26001029
Offray – Spool o’ Ribbon – 1/8” – Satin – Red
Advantus – Tim Holtz – Idea-Ology – Small Talk #TH93193
Advantus – Tim Holtz – Idea-Ology – Clippings Stickers #TH93583
Prima – Finnabair – Sentiments Stickers - #964849

Recollections – Cardstock – 8.5 x 11 – Kraft #145989
Tsukineko – Memento Ink – Rich Cocoa #ME-800
Picolo Décor – Enamel & Embossing Powder Adhesive

Graphic 45 – Staples – Regular Tag & Gears #4501688
Sunstar Kadomaru Pro – Corner Cutter #S4765036
Kreaxions – Circle Cutter

As always, I want to thank you for peeking into my blog; your visits mean a lot to me.


  1. Those interactive elements are wonderful!! Thank you for posting the details of the fold out and waterfall sections. So inspiring!

  2. I had to come over from Facebook and see more of this pretty tag album. I'm glad I did! Wow Peggy! I love the interactive parts and all the careful details you've added... it's beautiful from start to finish!

  3. Beautiful Peggy and oy vey, all that fussy cutting makes it extra pretty!!

  4. What an absolutely STUNNING piece of work, Peggy!!! So glad I came over here to check it out. The one picture on doesn't do it justice!! Would so LOVE to see this in person! xo, Elizabeth

  5. So well thought out and gorgeous details!