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Family Tree Chronicles Mini Album

Hello Craft Friends!

My name is Dana. I'm back to share my last June project for Tres Jolie Kit club! I love to Scrapbook and create mini albums that I can treasure and enjoy for years to come. I think they make great gifts too.

Today I'm using the Tres Jolie June Scrapbook kit! If you haven't ordered your kit, and want to create one of your own, I suggest you order soon. They do sell out quickly. 

The June Scrapbook kit includes Uniquely Creative Vintage Chronicles 12x12 design papers you're going to LOVE! You get 16 double sided patterned papers, matching Creative diecuts and beautiful high quality rubons to embellish your layouts! You also receive Pretty Prima flowers and Tres Jolie Chipboard Swirls and Scrolls Here's a photo of the Scrapbook kit 

 The album I'll be using is from Frank Garcia's Memory Hardware Gatefold Large Album. Also from my stash I'll be using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, Paper dolls, hole punch, Stickles Glitter Stardust, clear bubble gems blue glitter gel pen, Grren Apple Smooch ink and foam dots.

To start this project, I chose a variety of patterned papers from the kit and cut and glue to both the front and back covers and each side of the album. Here's the measurements for cutting all my papers.

2 Front panels: 4 & 1/4 x 8 & 1/2 inches, Sides measure 3 x 8 & 1/2, Backside 8 & 1/2 x 8 & 1/2, inside pages measure 8x8 inches, 2 inside flaps measure 7 x 8 1/2 inches. 

Glue your papers in place. For the 2 inside flaps, I adhered several pieces of score tape (my stash) to adhere. You want to add enough of score tape so your paper won't buckle. See photo:

Slightly bend your album between the inside creases. Now you can attach your Prima Memory Hardware Latch (my stash)to the front lining up both the latch and hook. I mark with a pencil where the holes are so I can attach my small metal Brads in place. I use a pricker tool to punch my hole so my brad fits snuggly inside. See photo:

 I recommend using Beacon glue or other strong adhesive to attach your metal pieces. Let dry throughly overnight before proceeding. Here's a photo:

 Now we can start decorating our front panels. Left side panel: I cut apart a piece of the Tres Jolie Butterflies Swirls chipboard. I applied some Blue glitter gel pen to the chipboard Butterflies and Green apple Smooch ink to the tiny leaves. See photo:

I glued one chipboard piece at the top of my left front panel and the other at the bottom right panel. I fussycut some images and sentiment phases from the element pages in the kit. I will use Creative diecuts and Prima flowers. Some I'll save for my inside pages.  See photo:

I play with the placement of all my embellishments before gluing them in place. The left panel I added a window and sentiment at the bottom. Here's a closeup look:

Right Front Panel: I added some fussycut florals, Creative diecuts and Prima flowers. In addition I applied some Clear Bubbles in scattered areas on the front of my album. Some I adhered using foam dots.The sentiment I slightly curled to create movement and glued below the key. To finish I applied some Dazzle Silver Sticker circles from my stash. This adds a nice sparklely touch! Here's a closeup of the other front panel:

Here is one side panel. I just covered with patterned paper and left as is. 

 Other side panel: I cut apart another Tres Jolie chipboard Butterflies and Swirls piece and glued at the bottom edge. I added acouple Prima Flowers. At the top I glued the butterfly card from the Creative Cuts package and glued a fussycut matching butterfly over the top of the butterfly on the card. Then glued a sentiment below. Here's a photo:

 Inside left flap: I fussycut and adhered a window image and added some fussycut flower pots with foam dots. I added a sentiment sticker from the kit and fussycut butterfly at the bottom. Here's a photo:

Right inside flap: I cut out the scrabble letters and glued along the side spelling "Wander" and with foam dots I added this cute tiny paper doll on the bridge. And rub -on blue floral I applied on the upper right corner.


Here's a closeup:

Center page: I fussycut out the pails and floral image. Then adhered at the bottom right corner. On the other side I adhered some floral diecuts. I glued a photo onto my page tucking it behind my floral Creative Cut. Then adhered the "Elegance " sticker sentiment at the top! Here's a photo:

Now open your album to the right. On the right page, I glued another Tres Jolie chipboard Swirls piece after first applying Finnibair Dragons Eye paint over top. (From my stash)

Let dry before gluing. I added a photo, sentiment and cut out scrabble letters I glued below my photo. Here's a photo:

Center page: I cut out 3 tags and matted onto leftover scrap paper. Then glued a few bows (my stash) at the top of each tag! I created a side pocket measuring 4x8 inches and using a border punch from my stash, i adhered this punched border along the edge of my pocket. Then glued on the left side of my page. I fussycut the matching image from the same paper and adhered using foam dots. Tuck your tags inside your pocket. Here's how my page and tags look:

Open to the next page on the right. I created a flip page measuring 5x6 inches, score 1/2 inch at the top and adhere onto the top of my page. I took the Bridge rub-on and applied to my flip page at the bottom.


I glued a "Wonderful " Creative diecut at the top. I added a photo underneath and glued some white lace from my stash along the top edge of my flip page. Here's acouple photos:

Opposite page on the left: I fussycut out a Vermouth card and glued at the top right. I adhered the small bird with foam dots on tge upper left corner. Added a photo and sentiment at the bottom. Here's a photo:

 Now flip your album open and on the right page I I covered with the Floralia paper and made a side pocket measuring 4 3/8 x 8 inches. Adhere on the right. I added a tag at the bottom and glued a fussycut butterfly and red flower on my tag. I applied a floral rub-on in the center of my side pocket and fussycut large butterfly above. I did add another punched border to my pocket and tucked inside my pocket the large butterfly image 

from the element sheet. Here a photo of my page:

 Opposite page: I glued 3 photos on the left side, added the Dream scrabble sticker letters and sticker circle at the top. I cut 3 tags, leaving them intact, scored between each tag. Then folded and glued on my page along the bottom edge. See photo:

Turn to next page on the right side. I didn't add much to this beautiful butterfly paper. Just cut out this ticket and stapled before gluing at the top. Here's a photo:

Page on the right: I glued this adorable girl photo behind the diecut frame and glued onto my page. I glued a Tres Jolie chipboard Swirls from a previous kit, at the top right corner. I took the diecut film reels and with foam dots I adhered the smaller film reel over the larger one. Then glued onto my page  I added some fussycut images camera and sentiment. And some stickers. Here's a closeup look:

Now open your album to the left. On this page I added a paperdoll couple with foam dots. And a Moments sticker sentiment along the bottom. See photo:

Center page: I made a pocket measuring 7 7/8 x 4 &1/2 inches. I glued some white Rick rack trim along the edge. I glued a sentiment Creative diecuts at the top. I cut 3 small tags, one I glued acouple leftover chipboard pieces from my Tres Jolie chipboard Butterflies Swirls on my tag with a fussycut small flower. Another tag I applied a sticker sentiment and diecut word. The other blue tag I just glued a small fussycut flower at the top. Here's some photos:

Open to the left and this page I didn't add anything. 

Center page: I cut our these scrabble letters to spell "A Window is a Mirror to the World" phase and glued on the left side  I made another side pocket and glued a floral Creative diecut at the top. I fussycut out the window image. Using an xaco knife from my stash, I carefully cut open the window.

I took a small photo and glued inside my window and adhered to my page at the bottom. Here's some closeup photos:

Open your album to the left. This page I added another side pocket and lace from my stash. On my pocket with foam dots, I adhered the gold heart Creative diecut, Love sticker and photo. The frame I used was leftover from the butterfly card in the kit. I cut out 3 tags,added some jute cord from my stash through each hole on my tags. I punched out some scrabble letters from the Creative Cuts package, to spell Hope, Love and Faith. I glued one word on each tag. Then tucked them inside my pocket. Here's some photos:

Center page: I glued the Tres Jolie Hearts Swirls piece from this kit,  along the bottom left edge. With foam dots I added these paper dolls. I fussycut out the Bingo card and glued at the top right corner and added another sticker sentiment. Here's a photo:

Now open your album to the left . For this page I cut out a Dreamer tag, glued at the top and added a heart diecut over top. I glued another Creative diecuts watch on the right. I cut out 5 tags leaving them attached. Scored between each tag, accordian folded.

I only  glued the Ballon tag to my page. See photos:

Last Center page: I fussycut out the image with the door see photo:

I fussycut out the pails and flower image. I glued the door on the right side of my page. With foam dots I adhered my metal pails and flowers. I I also cut apart the clock, tickets and florals from my leftover scrap paper. Then tucked a d glued behind my door at the top left corner. I added another paper doll at the bottom left corner. 

Here's my finished page:

Now our album is finished! I hope you found my step by step instructions helpful and you'll be inspired to make an album for your collection. 

Thanks for visiting our Tres Jolie blog! Be sure to visit our blog often. Our Design Team will have plenty of beautiful inspiration to share with you. 

I'll be back next month to share and create more projects to hopefully inspire you!

Until next month, Happy Scrapbooking!


Tres Jolie has always hosted a monthly sketch or mood board challenge. So, with that being said, here are the rules:

1. This challenge is still open to everyone.

2. You can create any type of project for the challenge. 

3. You MUST say what you were inspired by. 

4. You MUST include the twist in your design. This month's theme is VINTAGE SUMMER.

5. 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.

6. It MUST be a new project.

7.To have everyone eligible to win, we are limited the same winner to once every 3 months.

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