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"Let Your Creativity Bloom" Junk Journal - June 2022 Scrapbooking Kit + Mood Board

Hey, y’all!

This week I turned the June Scrapbooking Kit into a junk journal. The P13 papers and ephemera from their “Let Your Creativity Bloom” line had such beautiful colors – muted shades of pink and sage – and there was a photo of a book in this month’s mood board! What else would I think up for the challenge?!?!

I didn’t just put any old fabrics and papers together, I decided that to be extra messy, I needed to dye my fabrics exactly how I wanted and make my own (matching) paper – check out my video to see the process, or, if you want, you can just check out the flip-through.

On my cover I layered up strips of fabric, so of the ones I dyed, some are scraps from my stash. I topped a part of one of the patterned papers with one of the Tres Jolie Chipboard pieces coated with some embossing powders, added a few of the flowers, and added some Distress Foundry Wax in “Sterling” as some accent color. Check out the video to see the process of my junk journal from start to finish!





Have you checked out the June Mood Board yet? Beautiful pink flowers, galvanized steel bucket, Ball Mason jars, and a book – take a peek and see what creativity it inspires in you!

Make sure you join us for our June mood board challenge!

  • 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 SPRING FLING.

Place your entries in the June 2022 challenge folder on the Tres Jolie Kit Club Café Facebook page. This challenge ends on June 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).


This junk journal is thick! There are over 50 pages filled with lots of writing space, tuck-ins, and pockets – and a securely attached tie closure to keep it together.

On both the front and back covers I added a section of lace trim, lightly colored with Distress Oxides, as tuck in spots.

I turned envelopes into pockets, covered them with strips of fabric, and added closures to a couple of them – a zipper on one and a simple tie on another.

I have tuck-in spots throughout the journal made up of layers of papers and ephemera. I have even added in some old book pages from a 1935 History of English Literature book – I thought this book fit well with the overall “Creativity” theme.

I wanted to add a lot of texture and visual interest in this journal, so I have short pages, ledger papers, bits of fabric and lace, and tons of stitching in here. There is something to see and feel everywhere!

I turned this bit of patterned paper into a simple flip up card using some lace as the hinge and adding a tab to the edge.

a sheet of patterned paper torn makes a wonderfully distressed pocket! And I just couldn’t bring myself to (fully) separate this stretch of flowers, I used the last bits of that particular lace to make hinges between four-inch sections so it could be pulled out – and the image could stay together.

Old music sheets add a lovely, aged touch while also making fabulous pockets. I even used the envelopes from the ephemera and tickets to create little tuck-in areas.

When I saw all that leftover dyed water from my fabrics, I couldn’t just let it go to waste, so I added scraps of paper and created my own custom colored, dapple-edged sheets – either glued to decorated envelopes and pages, or straight in to tuck spots to be written on (I suggest using markers, paint pens, or gel pens though, due to the uneven nature of handmade paper!)

I didn’t want to just simply cover my basic white envelopes, so I added fabric, lace, paper, and/or ephemera to create variety and interest. I used one of the Prima flower packs from the kit, and in addition to my cover decoration, I stitched flowers directly on to some of the tuck-ins.


As promised in the video, here is the “stitching guide” (I don’t know what else to call it!) for how I put my signatures in.

How I stitched in my signatures:

  • Out = from the inside –> out
  • In = from the outside –> in
  • First-Middle-Third = Signature from left to right
  • Top, Second, Middle, Fourth, Last = Hole, from top to bottom.

First Signature:

Middle Signature:

Third Signature:

Out – First – Middle

In – Third – Second

Out – Third – Top

In – First – Second

Out – First – Fourth

In – Third – Last

Out – Third – Fourth

In – First – Middle

Out – Middle – Middle

In – First – Second

Out – First – Top

In – Middle – Second

Out – Middle – Fourth

In – First – Last

Out – First – Fourth

In – Middle – Middle

Out – Third – Middle

In – Middle – Second

Out – Middle – Top

In – Third – Second

Out – Third – Fourth

In – Middle – Last

Out – Middle – Fourth

In – Third – Middle


Thank you for joining us here at Tres Jolie, I hope you enjoyed this junk journal and it gave you some inspiration and ideas of what you can do with this month’s Scrapbooking Kit!

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In addition to this month’s Scrapbooking Kit (*from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:

Lindy’s Gang: *Flat Fabio Spray “Sidewalk Chalk;” ReneaBouquets: “Scallop Shell Lace” & “Shabby Dream Pink Cotton Crochet Lace;” Prima: *Decorative Tape: “Poetic Rose” & Silver & Pink Charm; Finnabair: 3D Matte Gel & Matte Wax “Sage Leaves;” Ranger: Perfect Pearls “Perfect Pearl,” & Mini Round Blending Tool; Ranger/Tim Holtz - Distress Oxide Spray: *Bundled Sage, Saltwater Taffy, & Kitsch Flamingo, Distress Oxide Reinker: Saltwater Taffy, Kitsch Flamingo, & Rustic Wilderness, Distress Spray Stain: Saltwater Taffy, & Kitsch Flamingo, Distress Paint: Saltwater Taffy, Kitsch Flamingo, & Picket Fence, Distress Stain: Picket Fence, Distress Reinker: Saltwater Taffy, & Rustic Wilderness, Distress Embossing Glaze: Saltwater Taffy & Kitsch Flamingo, Distress Ink: Kitsch Flamingo, Saltwater Taffy, & Bundled Sage, Distress Oxide: Kitsch Flamingo, Saltwater Taffy, & Bundled Sage, Distress Foundry Wax: Sterling; Stampin’ Up “Rococo Rose” Ribbon; Fancy Pants Designs “Trend Setter” Decorative Paper Clips; Rit ColorStay Dye Fixative; We R Memory Keepers: Envelope Punch Board, Crop-A-Dile II, Tab Punch, Craft Knife, & 3-way Corner Punch; white cardstock; random fabric and lace scraps, bits, & pieces; old book cover; light peach & sage threads; eyelets; E6000; double sided tape; Fabri-Tac; Aleene’s Tacky Glue; Art Glitter Glue; blending brushes; awl; needles; book binding thread; green masking paper; paperclips; beads; charms

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