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Baking Spirits Bright Recipe Album

Hello Craft Friends!

Dana here! Can you believe it's already November? Christmas will be here before we know it. So time to start creating my homemade Christmas gifts. Today's project is a homemade Christmas recipe album featuring the Tres Jolie November Cards Tags and More kit!

This kit has the cutest papers, ephemera and more from Simple Stories new collection "Baking Spirits Bright" I love the images of gingerbread, snowmen and even matching recipe cards, so you can share all your favorite family recipes! 

To begin our project, I took some white acrylic paint and applied paint to all my chipboard album pages (about an inch around) set aside to dry.

Next I chose two coordinating papers from the 6x8 paper pad, I cut one piece measuring 6x 1& 3/4 inches. Inked along the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, then adhered at the top of my album cover. My bottom piece measures 5 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches. I adhered along the bottom, leaving the Homemade title area blank. Along the top edge of my bottom paper, I applied a border sticker ( this sticker sheet matches this collection I had in my craft stash) Taking a green gel pen, I colored in the Title letters, "Homemade". At the top, I applied one of the Bits and pieces ephemera pieces, with foam dots. The small gingerbread man I had in my stash and adhered to the upper left corner. Then taking some silver tinsel from my stash, I glued it around the edges of the chipboard title. On the bottom area I adhered a cute gingerbread man, gingerbreadcookies, (from this collection and in my stash) using foam dots, and the oven mitt is from the bits and pieces pack in your kit. I applied some Stickles Stardust on my gingerbread man and cookies to add some Sparkle! Here's some closeups!

All base papers I used measure 6x8 inches from the paper pad in this kit. I also added sticker sentiments to all the back tabs on each divider. Just a FYI I had to line up the holes on my dividers and with a paper puncher, punch 3 additional holes, since the other holes didn't line up correctly. 

The back front cover:  I adhered my base paper to my page, a journal bits and pieces Santa card at the top. The peppermint candy embellishment was from my Martha Stewart stash. I added a cute photo of my granddaughter at the bottom and a few journal bits hearts and a sentiment!

Divider I left as is. 

 Divider back page: added a recipe card at the top. A few gingerbread men and sticker sentiment. 

Ajoining page: I made a pocket page measuring 6x3 of the green gingham paper, added some ribbon from my stash, along the top edge of my pocket. Adhered a few stickers and Journal bits and pieces pieces on the front of my pocket. Inside the pocket I tucked in another recipe card, a small journal card from the paper pad and a journal bits and pieces card.

Page 3: I made a pocket using one of the recipe cards and adhered at the bottom. Taking a small journal bits card, I scored 1/2 at the right to make a flip page, and glued along the right edge on my recipe card. I adhered a Christmas tree (from journal bits pack and adhered on my flip page and using foam dots.  I adhered another Christmas tree on the left side on my recipe card. 

Add the Merry Car divider on the right.

Back of Merry Divider: I glued one of the small journal cards from the paper pad at the top. And another recipe card at the bottom. 

Adjoining page: I adhered a gingerbread paper from the paper pad.

Page 4: recipe card towards the top. A few sentiment stickers from the matching sticker sheet, the snowman I adhered at the bottom using foam dots, and a few tree stickers. 

House divider at the right side.

 Back of divider: I adhered another cute gingerbread journal card from the paper pad, at the top left (slightly slanted) some ephemera gingerbread cookies, gingerbread house and baking sheet! I added some Stickles Diamond glitter on my gingerbread man and heart cookie. Red liquid pearls on the buttons on my gingerbread girl!

Adjoining page: I made another pocket using a different recipe card. Then tucked in a gingerbread man and girl along with a journal bits and pieces card. 

Page 5: using foam dots I made a living room scene and Santa sticker picture on the wall.

Fireplace divider I only added a Mrs. Claus sticker picture above the fireplace. 

Back of fireplace divider: I adhered another recipe card at the bottom, a holly sticker in the upper left corner, and with pop dots I adhered the blanket/gift bits and pieces ephemera along the top of my recipe card. 

Page 6: I used a scrap snowflakes paper and adhered at the bottom of my page. I added a ephemera sentiment and using foam dots adhered the sleigh and reindeer ephemera pieces on top! Then added two small Journaling cards above. 

Page 7: Recipe card and sticker border at the bottom edge of page. Gingerbread ephemera adhered with pop dots in the upper left corner. 

Stove divider: I added a sentiment sticker "Baked with Love" at the top and adhered a gingerbread ephemera with foam dots at the bottom. 

Back of stove divider: I took a small journal card and scored an 1/2 inch along the top and adhered on my page. Then added a recipe card at the bottom. 

Page 7: waterfall 4 Journaling cards (score 1/2 inch before adhering. With foam dots I adhered the delivery truck ephemera at the bottom. 

Page 8: I adhered one of small journal bits cards at the top of my page. Added a acouple sticker sentiments and hot cocoa mug. The bottom photo is from an old magazine featuring one of my all time favorite Christmas movies, A Wonderful Life!

Blender divider as is.

Back of Divider: recipe card and journal bits cake ephemera with foam dots at the bottom.

Adjoining divider I left as is.

Page 8 just added a base paper and divider I left as is. 

Back of gingerbread divider: I adhered another recipe card at the top from my stash, and some journal bits ephemera pieces using foam dots. Sticker trees at the bottom and a photo!

Adjoining page : made another pocket using a recipe card and adhered at the bottom. I tucked a snow globe and tag ephemera inside the pocket and a cute gingerbread man too! 

Page 10: Recipe card I scored 1/2 inch on the left and adhered as a flip page. I took another small Journaling card and scored 1/2 inch at the top and glued to the top of my page, slightly over my recipe card. You can add a photo on the back if you like. The Mrs. Claus sticker I glued at the top using foam dots. Foam dots on each of the ephemera pieces along the bottom edge of my page.

Divider I left as is. 

Back of Divider: I added another recipe card at the top. Then I glued the cute mouse bits and pieces ephemera at the bottom, along with a milk/cookies stickers and the mixing bowl with foam dots. 

Last page: made another pocket added a red scallop border on the top and bottom (from my stash)  added acouple gingerbread people on my pocket. Inside my pocket I tucked in a recipe card, and two journal bits and pieces cards.

Some closeups!

To finish my recipe album, I added the 3 metal rings included in this kit, inside each of the holes. Then I chose to tie some ribbons (from my stash) onto each ring. I chose not to use the ribbon included in your kit. But you certainly could use it if you prefer. 

I hope I've inspired you today and you'll want  to get out all your favorite recipes and make one for yourself or to give as a gift. 

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Until next week, Happy Crafting! 


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...We have a new mood board challenge for the month. Here are the 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.

The twist for this month is FALL UNHINGED. 


Place your entries in the November 2022 challenge folder on Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe Facebook page. This challenge ends on November 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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