Hello Beautiful Traveler's Notebook with Michelle

Hi there, crafty friends! Michelle here, back with another project with the “Hello Beautiful!” kit from The Fairytale Club!

For this project, it all started with a drab travelers notebook I purchased at my local craft store. I picked it up during a recent sale, and while I wasn’t sure what I would use it for, it was such a steal, I couldn’t pass it up! So today, I’ll be showing you how I turned transformed the bland notebook with this amazing kit!

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Once I got the notebook home, I realized that the inside cover was simply a sheet of black paper, attached to the faux leather cover with a bit of adhesive. I probably could have removed the paper lining, but it would have been messy. So instead, I decided to cover the inside with the white and black diamond-patterned Kindness paper! I liked the bold print, and I think black goes with just about everything.

So for this part of the project, I turned the paper over to the side I wasn’t using, and I laid the notebook over it. I then traced the notebook onto the paper and cut it out.

After I cut it out, I then had to cut out a section in the middle for the elastics which would hold the contents of the notebook. And finally, on the inside cover on the right-hand side, I carefully used an X-acto knife to cut a hole for the elastic knot, which is used to secure the elastic that closes the notebook.

Once I attached the paper to the notebook, then it was time to decorate! I decided against putting pockets on the inside cover because the notebook came with a pocket folder already, so that was good enough for what I needed. So this gave me the opportunity to use the adorable planner divider with the deer and bunny duo! They are just so cute! I topped the page with a couple strips of various papers in the kit, and “once upon a time” from the “Fairytales” paper.

On the right, you will see the beginning stages of the pocket folder that was provided in the traveler's notebook. It was made out of kraft paper, so I thought I would cover it with much cuter paper from The Fairytale Club! I am very happy with how it turned out. I decided to cover it with the geometric pink patterned “Happy” paper, and other die cuts and pieces from other pages in the kit.

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So once the outside of the folder was decorated, it was time to decorate the inside!

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Again, I love how this one turned out with the various patterns and die cuts. I used the blue butterfly paper to line the inside of the pockets, and I covered them with the green geometric paper.

And I know I keep saying I love how this turned out, but I think my favorite part of this notebook overhaul is the simple, but adorable, back to this pocket notebook. I knew that I couldn’t leave it just plain, so I grabbed the deer die cut, and I cut off the bottom section of the “Fairytales” paper that had an excerpt from the beautiful writing. I love that it said, “be the hero or heroine of your own life”. Because of the amount of size I had, I trimmed it down. And I think this is just wonderful!

Finally, I covered the insert that came with this travelers notebook. It was also plain and made of kraft paper. So I simply covered it with the “Hello Beautiful” paper! I had been waiting to use this page in particular because it is so beautiful! This was pretty simple. I just cut the paper down to size, and I attached the Snow White die cut with a mounting square, so really set it apart.

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And that’s how this project came together! Like I said, when I purchased this notebook, I didn’t have any plans in mind. However, now that it’s all decked out, and has so many nature and forest-inspired elements, I’m thinking I might use this to plan an upcoming camping trip! Until next time, happy crafting!


Dianna's Weekly Planner Spread

Hey there friends! It’s Dianna, back with my weekly planner spread using the Hello Beautiful kit!

I used the pretty pastel papers to create this lovely spread! Aqua and pink are my faves so I concentrated on those shades and some black polka dots! It’s a great combo!!  To make this planner spread I cut out my paper to fit the dimensions of the boxes in my weekly planner insert. It was super easy and I just used my tape runner to add adhesive to the back of the paper and glued it in place!  I love the ledger style paper. It  worked perfectly to add some of my to-do’s. 

I also cut some of the paper into strips to look like washi tape and layered it in a couple of places.  To make the paper clips I simply hot glued the flair button and bow die cut to some gold paper clips.

A few embellishments from the die cuts and sticker sheet and all done! Oh, and I added a little layering on the edge with some ruffle lace too! 

Hope you like it! Have a beautiful weekend! 💗 

"The Wonderful World of Disney" Special Event Kit Full Reveal!!!

Hello there everyone! It’s Andrea here, and today I want to share with you the full reveal of our beautiful new specialty kit “The Wonderful World of Disney” which we made special for, and revealed at, our recent papercrafting event at Disneyland! It is such an amazing kit and just filled with the cutest vintage-retro Disney designs! I don’t know about you, but I love Disney! And the only thing better than Disney is vintage Disney!!! There is so much nostalgic awesome-ness in this collection and I can’t wait to show it all to you!

First, let’s talk about what the kit was inspired by and what it is all about. Whenever we have a special event, we do a special kit that is specifically made and themed for the event and the project that goes with that event/class. We have had a couple events before at Disneyland and they are always filled with Disney magic and they focus on a particular Disney theme (like “Mad Tea Party” for our Alice in Wonderland themed event and “Spooky” for our Haunted Mansion themed event)...and this time was no different! For our most recent event at Disneyland, the theme was “The Wonderful World of Disney,” which was about vintage Disney and the opening of Disneyland in 1955. And it is specifically about the show “The Wonderful World of Disney” which Walt Disney created in order to hype the park’s opening. In the show he revealed sneak peeks of the park and specifically its cool rides and attractions. For this reason, the collection is filled with lots of vintage Disney and Disneyland favorites from the 50’s and 60’s, like rides such as Dumbo and Teacups and It’s A Small World, and vintage Disney symbols like the castle, Mickey and Minnie, and the Mouseketeers!

This new collection, “The Wonderful World of Disney,” is so magical, and I love it so much! I know you will love it, too! Let’s take a look at all the cute goodies inside the kit, shall we? First, let's look at all the beautiful patterned papers in the kit. As you can see, the color scheme for this collection is composed of lots of pretty pastels combined with classic black and white. So there are lots of cute light pinks and lavenders and blues and yellows. This color scheme is perfect for the vintage vibe of the collection as it helps evoke that sweet, whimsical, and mid-century modern feeling of Disneyland back when it first opened in 1955.

This vintage-retro vibe especially comes through in the types of patterns in the collection, not just the colors. I am so happy with the way the patterns came out in this collection. They are super duper cute! And oh so vintage Disney! I have lots of favorites in this collection, and one of my favorites is the beautiful black and white patterned paper called “Mouseketeer”! It is so adorable and it has lots of vintage icons in it, including some cute little atomic images and the vintage Disneyland “D” and also the old Mouseketeer hat. On the back of this paper, is a beautiful multi-colored hexagon pattern that sort of gives an ombré effect.

Another favorite pattern of mine in the collection is the “Welcome to Disneyland” pattern that has the word Disneyland all across it. It is inspired by the vintage Disneyland hotel sign and is way cute!

I also really love the pattern called “The Wonderful World of Disney” (just like the name of thee collection), it has a kind of tile pattern which can either look like cubes or stars depending on how you look at it and which, with all of its various colors, feels very pretty and magical! On the back of this paper is another fave pattern of mine, the cute little lavender Minnie ears! They are so beautiful! And the pattern reminds me of my own collection of Minnie ears which I love to wear!

“I Heart the Castle” is another favorite and super beautiful pattern from the collection, and it of course has the lovely Sleeping Beauty castle from Disneyland on it!

The balloon pattern on the back of the “My Happy Place” paper is also so special and cute! It just makes me smile!

And I love the blues on both sides of the “It’s a Small World” paper! The geometric pattern on the front is awesomely retro! And the cute little Small World happy faces on the back are just so sweet!

Finally, let's take a look at the cut-apart sheets in the collection. There is the first one, called “Disney Girl,” and the second one, called “Hi Mickey Mouse." They are filled with fabulous vintage images like my cute, pink-haired Mouseketeer girl, Dumbo from the Flying Elephant ride, the Sleeping Beauty castle, the spinning Teacups, Small World, and Mickey and Minnie of course! And they each have some really pretty vintage-retro patterns on the back of them as well!

Alright, now that we have looked at the pretty patterned papers in the collection, lets take a look at the embellishments in “The Wonderful World of Disney”. This collection has a few really cute embellishments in it. One of which is the ephemera pack. The ephemera pack in this collection is super duper cute! I always love the ephemera packs in our kits! This one may be my absolute favorite though! It has some really amazing bits and pieces in it, like my cute little teacups, adorable little Mickey Mouse silhouettes, and cool script words like “magic” and “believe.” And some of my favorite die-cut pieces in it include the heart piece where Mickey and Minnie are kissing, the pretty, multi-colored “Love” word piece, the Small World building, Mickey and Minnie Mouse faces, and the cool vintage Tinkerbell piece with the castle in the background. And that’s just to name a few!

Now let's take a look at the pretty flair buttons that come in the collection. These flair are my most favorite ever I think! There is a really pretty castle, a cute Mouseketeer hat, Mickey and Minnie’s faces, the Small World face, and the vintage Disney D!


And before we talk about another super special embellishment (which I am saving to talk about at the end), let’s go ahead and look at all the super amazing planner divider pages that come in “The Wonderful World of Disney”! These dividers are so beautiful and vintage fabulous!

Just like the patterned papers in this collection, I have lots of favorite planner dividers too! One of my favorites is the cool divider that says “The Wonderful World of Disney” on it. It is so very pretty with the ombré/rainbow effect on the words and also the cute little Tinkerbell floating about on the page with her magical wand!

Another favorite divider of mine is the oh so pretty Small World one with my version of the ride's building on it. I designed it to be quite colorful, with all the lovely pastels and I think it looks super cute with the fun banners and numbers and the sweet and happy clock face!

I super love the romantic Mickey + Minnie divider with the big heart, the signatures and their cute little mouse faces on it! Way cute!

The Dumbo divider is also really sweet and cute and definitely another fave! It is a depiction of the Dumbo The Flying Elephant ride and is very vintage and whimsical with the pretty pinks!

Of course the castle divider is way beautiful and one of my absolute favorites too!

I really love the phrase dividers that come in this collection too! Especially the one that says “Make Magic Each Day” on it!

And I also really, really love the divider with my cute vintage pink-haired Mouseketeer girl! She is a big Disney fan just like me!  The calendar dividers are so cool and useful too!

Finally, now that we have gone through all of the cute dividers in “The Wonderful World of Disney,” let’s talk about what I think to be the best and coolest part of the collection and a new and super special surprise that I made particularly for this special event collection and which I am so very excited about!...our new enamel pin!


Yes, that is right, we made a pin! And it is so very super duper adorable and girly and vintage-kitschy-cute! It is in pretty pinks and lavenders and blues and looks super “Kuwaii” if you ask me! It is a fun pink cameo of the Sleeping Beauty Disneyland castle and it has the sweet little Disney birds with a big pretty bow on it! I just absolutely love it! It is perfect to use to wear and also perfect to put on your planner/scrapbook album as another embellishment!!! It is just perfect! I am super excited about this pin and I hope that it is just the first of many pins from The Fairytale Club to come!

Alright, now that’s it for this reveal of the new “The Wonderful World of Disney” collection. I hope you enjoyed it and are as excited about it and in love with it as I am! The collection is up for sale now!  Talk to you later everyone!
Hugs! — Andrea