Wednesday, May 26, 2021

My Sweet: A Mini Album for Tres Jolie


I just love Prima’s My Sweet collection with the pretty colors and vintage images, so I was ecstatic to find that Kim filled the May Cards, Tags and More Kit with papers and flowers and trims. I decided to create a folio album with a shaker feature on the cover.

Using a Heartfelt Creations album as a template, I cut and scored off-white cardstock, then glued the pieces together, creating flaps and fold-outs of various sizes.

Once I had my album assembled, I began to cover the pages with papers, adding a few pockets here and there to hold a few tags. Next came the embellishing with cut aparts and ephemera and some of the trim. (I’ve also used several items from my stash here.)

I always save the cover for last. With all the opening and closing and shifting that occurs, there’s a lot of wear and tear, and I want to keep the cover as “unworn” as possible.

Here’s how I created that shaker piece: I cut three ¼” rings out of mat board, glued them one on top of the other. I adhered this to the cover and filled the circle about halfway with some buttons from my stash. Next, I cut a circle out of acetate packaging and glued that to the top of the ring. I gave this a few moments to set before I topped it with the gorgeous Tres Jolie chipboard doily.

A few closeups:

And a few of the inside pages:

I used some tea-stained paper doilies as matting.

I used a bit of crochet lace to give a finishing touch to the tops of my pockets.


The tags were kept relatively flat so they would fit in the pockets. I used some of the large cut-aparts to create cards – perfect for a bit of journaling.




 ***Très Jolie Cards,Tags and More Kit***

Prima – My Sweet Collection – 8 x 8 Paper Pad #996970

Prima – My Sweet Collection – Flower Embellishments – Sweetest #652869

Prima – My Sweet Collection – Metal Embellishments – Butterflies #997007

Prima – My Sweet Collection – Trims – Lace #997014

Prima – My Sweet Collection – Ephemera – Set Two #997052


Heartfelt Creations – 8 x 8 Insta-Album #HCIA2-477

Tres Jolie – Chipboard– White Doily and Border Set

Prima – My Sweet Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – I Will Go Wherever You Go #996871

Prima – My Sweet Collection – 12x 12 Double Sided Paper – Let’s Shine Together #996895

Prima – My Sweet Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Parisian Buttons #996901

Prima – My Sweet Collection – Journaling Notecards #996994

Clear Path Paper – 8-1/2 x 11 Cardstock – Warm White #80-80-811

Sizzix – Little Sizzles – Mat Board – 6 x 13 #656491

Basic Grey – Magnetic Discs - Large

Crochet Lace – Beige

Hug Snug – Seam Binding – White



Acetate Packaging


Ranger – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pad – Mini – Hickory Smoke


Kreaxions – Circle Cutter

EK Success – Nesting Punch – ¼” Circle

EK Success – Cutter Bee Scissors

Paper Trimmer



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

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  1. Love this. Thanks for all the construction details. The nostalgic sewing theme is a comfort. Clever you.