Michelle's "December Dreams" Christmas Cards

Hey there, crafty friends and welcome to the most wonderful time of the year! I’m back with another craft, this time using the December Dreams kit from The Fairytale Club. I love the recent trend of using pastel colors for all things Christmas, and so this kit was just perfect for all my crafting needs! First up, I need to knock out Christmas cards.


I think sending cards at the holidays is such a fun way for me to be crafty, and also send someone a little mail to remind them that I’m thinking of them. The first item that caught my eye was the sparkly silver snowflake ornament, of course! Then as I dug into my kit more, I came across the die cuts where I found the tree cup, cupcake, and the sugar plum fairy! I used foam squares to add height and dimension to it, and the first one was finished.

For the next card, I knew that I wanted to use a lot of red. The pink and red polka dot paper made the perfect base! From there, I mounted the red bow paper on to a piece of craft paper, and used red tinsel around that! I love how sparkly the tinsel is. It also reminds me of vintage christmas decorations, which matched perfectly with the Nutcracker die cut piece! Finally, I finished it off with a tag.


Lastly, I knew that with all the sweets and candies in this kit, I just had to do one with that theme! The blue paper with candy designs was just perfect! This card was a bit easier since the pattern on the paper was so cute! Next I fussy cut the candy cane out of one of the pages and added a bit of shimmer with iridescent embossing powder! Then I finished it up with the gingerbread house and a couple die cuts, and there you have a sweet Christmas card!

I love this kit from The Fairytale Club so much, and I can’t wait to work with it some more! Hope you all have a happy and crafty holiday season!


Carrie's "December Dreams" Push Pop Gifts

Hello everybody! Carrie here, and today I'm sharing some adorable push pops decorated with the amazing December Dreams kit.

They are filled with goodies like bath bombs and candy, and I'm giving them as some fun and festive Christmas presents this year : )

To start decorating these push pops was difficult for me because I'm so in love with this kit that I wanted to use everything LOL! Eventually I did decide, though, on three of the planner inserts for the paper that wraps around the base. One paper is covered in whimsical Christmas trees, another lots of adorable gingerbread men, and the third is a section of a large, handsome deer. Before using red line tape to attach these papers to the base of my push pops, I cut each paper down to 3 inches tall by 6 inches wide. Then I used a 1 inch circle punch on the matching paper designs and added circles to the top of each push pop lid using a glue dot. At this point I stopped with the deer because it looked too perfect already, but I thought the other two could still use a little extra something.

For the gingerbread men themed push pop I decided to also add some homemade aqua and pink crepe paper fringe. I created the fringe by layering 4 strips of crepe paper together, sewing down the middle with my sewing machine, and using my scissors for the fringe cuts. I find it's super easy to attach the fringe to my push pop with hot glue.

For both the Christmas tree and gingerbread pops I also decided to make rosettes for the front. I chose the paper with the blue snowflakes on one side and red and white wave on the other for this. To assemble the rosettes I cut a strip of the paper down to 1 inch wide and kept it 12 inches tall. Then I used my bone folder to score every 1/4 inch. Once the whole strip was done, I folded on every score line using a mountain and valley fold. Next I placed a strip of red line tape on the end of the paper strip and attached it end to end creating a circle. Then I punched out a 1/2 inch circle to use on the backside of my rosette. As the final step i pushed the center of the paper strip circle down creating the rosette, and attached the punched circle to the middle using hot glue.

Now that my rosettes are done I added them to the front of my pops with hot glue. I chose the snowflake side for the Christmas tree pop, and and red and white side for the gingerbread pop. To give them a more finished look I decided to cover up the hole in the center of each rosette (it's the center of the back of the rosette that is covered at this point), and so I punched another 1 inch circle out of the base paper for each and attached it again using hot glue. Lastly, I added the gingerbread flair to the gingerbread pop using red line tape, and the crystal looking snowflake from the variety pack to the Christmas tree pop with hot glue. And that's it! Three down, maybe 10? to go lol!!

Thanks for taking a look at my project, and I'll see you next time! Carrie