Fairytale Christmas Workshop Special Event Kit, "Christmas-land," 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 “Christmas-land,” which we have made special for our Fairytale Christmas Workshop to be held this Friday, the 21st (tickets still available)! It is such an amazing kit and just filled with the cutest, vintage-retro, Disney Christmas designs! I don’t know about you, but I love Disney, especially Disney at Christmas-time!!! There is so much Christmas-y goodness 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 projects that goes with that event/class. In the past we have held our events at Disneyland, and, focusing on a particular Disney theme, they are always filled with Disney magic! For example, the theme for our most recent event was “The Wonderful World of Disney,” which was about vintage Disney and the opening of Disneyland in 1955. While this event isn’t happening at Disneyland, it is all about Disney at Christmas-time, and is therefore chock-full of that Disney magic! You’ll find loads of Christmas imagery but with a Disney spin, like our Mickey ears-wearing Santa, the Mickey ears wreath, our gingerbread mouse, and our festive Small World facade, just to name a few! For more examples, just below you can see a quick overview of the awesome embellishments in the kit (we’ll take a closer look later on)!

But first, let's take a look at all of the beautiful patterned papers in the kit. As you can see, the color scheme for this collection is composed of traditional Christmas reds and greens, combined with lovely pinks and blues, which reflects the colors you’ll actually see in the parks this time of year. This color scheme helps evoke the vintage-retro feeling I always get when I think about Disney, especially at Christmas-time.

This vintage-retro vibe especially comes through in the types of patterns in the collection, not just the colors. I love how the patterns came out in this collection. They are super duper cute! And oh so vintage Disney! Let’s talk about my favorites (it’s all of them). To start us off, we have the paper below, appropriately called, “Christmas-land." If you look closely on the front side, you’ll see the tops of the towers of the castle are covered in snow! I love that little detail! And on the back is an awesomely retro, geometric, tear-drop kind of pattern.

The next paper, cheekily titled “Do Ya Wanna Build a Snowmouse?”, is also one of my favorites (as I said earlier). Our little snowmouse on the front is so cute, don’t you think? And on the back is a Christmas stripe, perfect to use as a background for any of your Christmas projects.

The next paper, called “Holly Jolly,” features rows of cute, snow-covered houses, which, I have to say, look extremely cozy and inviting on the inside. And on the back is a familiar, festive script with a Disney twist, reading “have a holly jolly Disney.” I just love it!

This next paper really is one of my favorite favorites! It’s aptly titled “Gingerbread Mouse,” and it features the absolutely cutest gingerbread creation you’ll ever see, flanked, of course, by delicious candy canes. And on the back is a simple black bow pattern, with a lovely soft blue background.

The next paper, called “Christmas Mouse Club,” is obviously another one of my top picks, and you know this is true because we brought back a pattern from our last Disney collection and gave it a Christmas colors update. I love how the whole thing pops now! And on the back is a really neat, retro, circle pattern.

We’ve had a bit of fun with the name for the next paper: “Under the Mouseletoe.” ;-) Our retro Minnie and Mickey are poised and ready to smooch under that famous little plant. And on the back we have a clean and simple mistletoe and Christmas bells pattern, very much like the kind of cute wrapping paper you’d find back in the day.

“Holiday Cheer” is the name of our next paper, and it features a cute, Mickey head ornament on the front. The back though, has to be one of my absolute favorite patterns from this collection. Those two, cute reindeer in pink and blue are obviously smitten with each other (you can tell by the heart hovering between them).

To wrap up our review of the papers in this collection, let’s take a look at the cut-aparts. There is the first one, called “Christmas at the Park,” and the second one, called “All I Want for Christmas is a Castle!” They are filled with fabulous vintage Christmas images like my cute, ginger, Mouseketeer girl, the Christmas tree with the mickey head ornaments, the Sleeping Beauty castle with the snow-covered towers, the Disney Christmas stocking, Small World for Christmas, and vintage-retro 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, let’s take a look at the embellishments in “Christmas-land,” as promised earlier. This collection has a few really cute embellishments in it. one of which is the ephemera pack. It has some really amazing bits and pieces in it, like my cute little Mickey ears hats, Disney Christmas stockings, and cool script words like “santa” and “Merry Christmas.” And that’s just to name a few!

These decorative pom-pom paperclips are an embellishment we’ve started including in the past few kits. This pack is slightly different, though (I think for the better!), in that these pom poms are 1” instead of 1.5”, and you get six instead of four. They are great to use as a statement piece on your project or layout and absolutely perfect for planners, mini albums, and December daily’s to highlight or mark your spot on specific pages. I love how the pom pom colors work perfectly with the rest of the collection, and the gold paperclips are a very elegant finishing touch.

Here we have our final embellishment pack for this collection! It’s another one we started including in our kits very recently. The response was very positive, so we decided to do it again, especially since this kind of variety pack works well for the workshop this collection was designed for. But honestly, the bits and pieces you’re getting in this pack will work really well in any Christmas project you happen to be working on. You get six buttons, three glitter star stickers, ten bells in various sizes, and a very healthy amount of awesome Christmas sequins. Not to mention the library card and holder back there! I really love how this variety pack turned out!

And finally, let’s return to paper and talk about the gorgeous planner divider pages that come in “Christmas-land!” In addition to featuring many of the amazing graphics we’ve talked about already, there are three pages with one side dedicated to taking notes/making lists for Christmas and one page with a side containing a cute, December calendar!

Let’s take a look at each planner divider individually. We begin with one of my favorites, my cute snowmouse! He looks so dapper in that red and blue scarf! And I love the expression at the top, “It’s a marshmallow world in the winter!” And on the back is a lined page perfect for writing down your favorite memories from this holiday season.

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On this next planner page, we return to the Small World facade design originally feature in “The Wonderful World of Disney” collection, only it’s been given a “paint job,” if you will, for the Christmas season! And there’s another lined page on the back for writing down your holiday traditions. Perfect!

To finish up the series of lined note-taking dividers, we have this one meant to write down all your favorite things about this time of year. And on the front is that super-cute design of vintage Minnie and Mickey about to kiss under the mouseletoe, wishing you a “Merry Christmas!”

We continue with a divider featuring the Mickey ears Christmas wreath and a “Joy to the World” sentiment on the front, and that incredibly cute, blue reindeer design on the back. I just can’t get over the cuteness!

I love this phrase divider with the snow-covered Sleeping Beauty castle on the front. The sentiment on the back is a perfect encapsulation of what Christmas (especially a Disney Christmas) means to me.

Here we finally get to see the gingerbread mouse in all his glory! He’s just SO happy to see you! (Don’t tell him he’s about to get eaten all up!) And on the back is a collection of adorable, Christmas-themed Minnie ears. Speaking of which, don’t forget to order your Fairytale ears today (not just for Halloween or Christmas)!

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This next planner divider is great because the sentiment on the back, “I love Disney at Christmas-time,” is pretty much the inspiration for the whole collection in one, simple sentence. And how cute is my redhead mouseketeer on the front? She’s so ready for Christmas!

Last but not least we have the planner page I mentioned earlier with the December calendar on the back. It’s great because it’s not pre-filled with any dates or years, so you can use it now, or you can save it for next year or the next or the next or…you get it. And of course, on the front we have my super-cute, psyched-for-Disney-Christmas Santa, sporting his mouseketeer hat on top of his Santa hat!!! Makes you wonder, is that hat just a part of his head at this point?

Alright, so that’s it for this reveal of the new “Christmas-land” collection. I hope you enjoyed it and are as excited about it and in love with it as I am! Of course we would love to see you at the class on Friday (you can still get tickets!), which includes this kit, but even if you can’t make it, you can still join the fun - the collection is up for sale now! Talk to you later everyone!

Hugs! — Andrea

"Magical and Mischievous" Collection Full Reveal!!!

Hello everyone! It’s Andrea here, and today I am super duper excited to share with you the full reveal of our new and amazing Halloween collection, “Magical and Mischievous.” I don’t know about you, but my very favorite holiday is Halloween. It is absolutely just the best time of the year, in my opinion, because it’s all about magic and imagination and a childlike sense of wonder. Halloween, to me, feels just like the one time of year where absolutely anything is possible, and magic seems to be just floating around in the air, everywhere you look. And we all get to be big kids again. We allow ourselves that silliness and that playful exuberance and mischievousness of youth, which I think escapes many of us in our normal, everyday lives. It is with these things in mind, and this special sensibility that emerges every year around this time, that I was inspired to create this new collection in celebration of my favorite holiday with all of you.

As with all of our collections, I was inspired to create “Magical and Mischievous” by some of my favorite fairytales. This time, there are a few different ones that I think best fit the feeling of magic and childlike wonder that I want to convey for this Halloween. I was inspired by Tim Burton fairytales like "Nightmare Before Christmas" but also other classic stories he has told and his specific love of all things 50's and 60's retro.  You can definitely see all the fun retro in the collection for sure! But first and foremost, I was inspired by J.K. Rowling's more modern, yet still classic fairytale of "Harry Potter" and the magical world of Witchcraft and Wizardry that she created! I wanted to create a mid-century modern magic look where the main concept is Halloween in the Wizarding World.  Specifically, I wanted to create the kinds of things you might see on cards and wrapping paper and decorations in the Wizarding World during that retro era at Halloween-time! I kind of merged these ideas in my head and came up with the "Magical and Mischievous" collection which you see here today!

I love the cool retro prints and how boldly they work together to bring such a vibrant and eclectic and whimsical look! And I super love the adorable witches and cats (who are also either transfigured witches or someone's purrrrrfect patronus)! I love the jack-o-lanterns that wink and smile at you (as if they're under some magic spell)!  I love the fun little owls (who are clearly there for a party and not just to deliver mail).  And I love all the yummy candy (which was probably purchased at Honeydukes)! And I love the fun colors in this collection -- the classic orange and black paired with some fun pinks and aquas and greens and purples!

Alright, now that we have done a quick and basic overview of "Magical and Mischievous," let's get into some more detail. First, let's look at the patterned paper in the collection. The patterned papers in “Magical and Mischievous” are some of my favorite that we’ve ever done in any of our collections for The Fairytale Club, and, as I go over each patterned paper with you, you’ll probably be able to see why.

So, for this first pattern, entitled “Magical and Mischievous” (just like the collection), we have a beautiful, retro-looking witch flying on her broomstick past lovely, shining stars and a whimsical, smiling, blue moon, her adorable, black cat in tow. This pattern has to be my favorite of all of them in the collection! It is just too cute for words, with that super adorable witch flying on All Hallow’s Eve. I love the little witch’s pink hair, and her lovely, little, frilly dress, and the fact that she seems to be having so much fun with her cute, little kitty. On the back of this patterned paper we have a beautiful, starry night on a light aqua background. All together, this page gives me lots of magical, witchcraft and wizardry vibes, while also hearkening back a bit to Bewitched and other vintage/retro-looking witches from the 50s and 60s.

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Our next patterned paper is called “I Want Candy,” and it’s also super retro/vintage-looking. It’s got an adorable, little, pumpkin pail with a grinning, jack-o-lantern face on it and lots and lots of yummy candy inside of it. I put my cute, little, pumpkin, candy pail atop a light mint background and surrounded him with some more candy, like big ole’ delicious lollipops. I don’t know about you, but when I think of Halloween, I think of trick-or-treating, and candy, and so this pattern is definitely an homage to both of those time-honored Halloween traditions. On the back of the paper, we have a sweet, pink and white chevron pattern, which is super cute and versatile, and I just love the addition of pink to the more traditional Halloween color palette of orange and black. Don’t you?

This next paper is also definitely one of my all-time favorites. It’s called “I Heart October,” and it is so perfect to document your October/Halloween time. I think it would be adorable to use to count down the days to Halloween, as a part of a decorative holiday, countdown calendar for this spooky time of year. I also think that it’s perfect for any kind of October daily or October mini album that you might be creating, or even an October planner. It’s just way too cute for words, and, I think, super useful for any Halloween, paper-crafty projects. On the back of this cool calendar cutapart page, there is a very sweet, lavender pattern, with little, orange, jack-o-lantern hearts all across it. It’s a really sweet pattern, and I think it shows off my love of all things Halloween.

Our next pattern paper is called “Wicked but Sweet.” On the front we have a lovely, orange scallop pattern. It feels very modern and super cute. It’s simple, versatile, and absolutely perfect for Halloween time. On the back we have our oh-so-charming, little owl. He is retro-looking and fabulous. He is ready to go to a Halloween party, and he is definitely “wicked but sweet.”

The next pattern is “My Patronus is a Cat.” This is a really pretty pink pattern with lots of beautiful, black cats walking to and fro on it. When I created this pattern, I was thinking of the fact that every witch and wizard in the magical, Potter universe has a patronus that is particular to them and is always in the form of some kind of animal. And I just thought that our traditional, little, retro moon witch in our collection probably has a traditional and classic black cat for her patronus. On the back of this paper we have a super cool black geometric on white pattern. It reminds me of a pattern that you might see in the Potter-verse, particularly back in the 1920s, Fantastic Beasts era.

Next let’s look at “Lovely Luna.” “Lovely Luna” is a lovely, lavender, circle pattern, which looks so much to me like something you’d see in the wizarding world in a “poppy” advertisement for Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes or some wrapping you might get on a candy from Honeydukes. It’s so fun and silly, and it just kind of reminds me of Luna’s playful personality and her exuberant sense of style. On the other side of this paper, we have a much simpler, but super duper versatile, orange on white geometric pattern that I think you’re going to love because you can use it for so many different things.

This next pattern, titled “Spooky Spells,” is a beautiful and big and bold spider web pattern on the front and a much tinier and daintier lovely floral pattern on the back. I absolutely love these two patterns. The spider web in the simple, black and white combo screams traditional and classic Halloween, and the contrast of the pretty, orange and white floral pattern on the back is so interesting, and works so well with the collection, because it once again says vintage and brings a vintage/retro vibe to the collection, while also being more modern and out of the box, because you don’t necessarily think of florals for Halloween time.

Now let’s look at the cutapart sheets. Our first cutapart is called “Magic is Real.” In this cutapart, we have several different sizes of cute, cutapart goodies. We have several 3x4 cards, several 2x2 cards, some awesome tags and labels, plus more! There’s so much to love about this cutapart sheet, but some of my favorite pieces are the sweet, little, waving skeleton card that says “Hi!” and the cool 3x4 “Book of Spells” card. On the back of this cutapart sheet, we have a super versatile black and white stripe, with a fun, modern, aqua triangle across the bottom corner.

The next cutapart is called, “I Heart Halloween,” and it has mainly 3x4 cards on it. I love this cutapart sheet also, and some of my favorite pieces on this cutapart are the super cute “I Heart Halloween” 3x4 heart card, the “wicked but sweet” 3x4 card, the trio of winking, vintage pumpkins in various pastel colors, and, of course, my little haunted mansion. On the back of this cutapart sheet is a super retro-fabulous, black and orange pattern, which I love, and which is giving me such great 50s/60s vibes.

Alright, now that we have looked at all of the beautiful, patterned papers in this collection, let’s now talk about the awesome embellishments that come in "Magical and Mischievous." First, let's start with our ephemera pack. We always do an ephemera pack for our collections/kits because I absolutely love ephemera, and obviously so do all of you because our ephemera packs are super popular and our best sellers...yay! And I think our ephemera packs are so loved because they just always have so many super cute and useful pieces inside them. We fill our packs with as many die cut pieces as possible. We really have fun creating these ephemera packs for you and creating lots of adorable little pieces that you can use to embellish your paper crafting projects, and so of course this time was no different. I am in love with the ephemera pack for "Magical and Mischievous!" It has so many magical and whimsical pieces in it! I can't name all of my favorites because we would be here all day, but let me go ahead and highlight a few: I love the little moon witch of course, and the three sort of cameo pieces (which include a close up of our little moon witch, a little black cat witch, and another cute little vintage witch with some fun green hair), all the cool little pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns in the pack (of which there are several different kinds and colors), the cute little candy treats, and especially the super cool poison apples, and my sweet little bats! 

Now I want to talk you about a really fun new embellishment that we’ve decided to do for our Magical and Mischievous collection. In the past we have done a few different “word” ephemera packs, and they are always very popular with our customers. However, this time we decided to do a new twist on one of our word packs, and add some really fun metallic foiling. In this collection/kit, you will receive a word ephemera pack filled to the brim with awesome Halloween words and some shapes, too, that will be perfect for your spooky papercrafting projects. All the words and shapes in the pack are silver and shiny and beautiful, and I’m so excited to see what you all do with these fun new silver ephemera pieces.

I love our flair buttons that we’ve done for various kits in the past, and for this collection I decided that we definitely needed some cute, Halloween flair buttons that would work great to add some dimension to your papercrafting projects. All the flair buttons are adorable, but my favorites are probably the simple, black and white “Boo” flair button and the classic “scaredy cat” flair button.

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We have another new, cool embellishment that we’re debuting in this new “Magical and Mischievous” kit, and it is our decorative paperclips. These paperclips are fuzzy and adorable, and they come in a few different Halloween colors that match perfectly with the colors in our collection. They are great to use as a statement piece on your project or layout, and absolutely perfect for planners, mini albums, and October daily’s to highlight or mark your spot on specific pages.

Alright, now let’s look at our planner pages that come in our “Magical and Mischievous” collection. If you order our planner version, or our Happily Ever After version of our kit, you will be receiving these planner pages, and I am telling you now that you need to get these planner pages, because they are just too cute for words, and absolutely perfect for any kind of Halloween mini album or October daily, or any other such kind of documenting album that you have planned for Halloween time. You get twelve of them, and they are all double-sided and just super duper adorable.

Let’s look at the planner pages now individually. First, we have our Best Day Ever planner page. It’s black and white and evokes classic Halloween with its gorgeous spider web detailing.

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Our next planner page says “Happy Halloween,” and it’s way cute with the stripes in the background, and the fun Halloween font in the foreground. On the back we have a cool ledger paper that is perfect for any journaling that might want to do.

Here we have our haunted mansion planner page. This is definitely one of my absolute favorites. Our haunted mansion image is just way cute. It’s a spooky, little, retro-looking, haunted house on top of a hill, surrounded by tombstones, some friendly ghosts, some spooky bats, a crescent moon, and a smiling jack-o-lantern. And the coolest thing of all is that our house itself seems to have a face and a personality all its own! It is truly a “haunted and adorable” house!

This planner page, which we lovingly call “Humphrey the wicked party owl,” is also one of my favorites in the collection! I super love the way he looks with his little party hat on. And I also love his message for us, which is this: Something Wicked this way Comes! (i.e. it’s time for Halloween, everybody) I also love this planner page because it very much reminds me of the Wizarding World - the owls that they use to carry their messages - and I used the combination of these two patterns to really give it the look and feel of some kind of advertisement or something that could actually come from that magical world.

Our next planner page is an awesome quote. It says, “Magic is real, it lives inside all of us, and its light shines brightest in times of wonder, love, and creativity” I love this quote! It reflects the magical experience that is Halloween time. On the back is a special surprise, as I have placed for you a super cute October calendar that you can use to count down the days to Halloween, or mark out your plans in your planner, or document your October in any October Daily or October document mini album that you might make.

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Our next planner page is also one of my absolute favorites. I love love love this one! The quote is great: “Magic is something you make!” But the best thing about it is that it’s written in such a way that it looks like a witch or wizard is, with their wand, creating the script out of thin air. I love the way this page looks and also the message, because I really do believe that magic is something we create. Especially as a crafter, I think by using our imaginations and creating beautiful things, we are literally making magic, just like any good witch or wizard would.

Here is our “I want candy” planner page. I also love this one. It’s got an adorable smiling jack-o-lantern candy pail on it, it’s super retro and super cute, and just makes me want to start eating all of the Halloween candy right now!

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Here is our “double double toil and trouble” planner page. I love the bubbling cauldron and this classic Halloween quote from Shakespeare’s Macbeth. I love that it’s also a song that's sung in one of the Potter movies (Prisoner of Azkaban) and the spooky feeling that it gives you just…saying it out loud.

Here is our moon witch planner page. She is just so special and magical and beautiful. This is definitely one of my favorite planner pages. I love our little witch’s pink hair, how sassy and cute and retro she is, the adorable little kitty sitting next to her, the happy crescent moon, and just everything about this page. It is practically perfect in every “witch” way.

Here we have another beautiful witch in our collection. She is super cute, also, and, as you can see by the banner at the bottom of the page, she is both “magical and mischievous.” I don’t know what she has behind her back, but I have a feeling I shouldn’t ask, as I don’t want to get on the wicked side of this particular witch. By the way, this planner page, with its giant cameo and it’s obvious purple and white stripes, is totally giving me fabulous Tim Burton vibes!

“Hello October” is our next planner page. It has an adorable, winking pumpkin on the front, and it kind of looks like the cover of a vintage magazine.

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Last but not least is our adorable cat witch planner page. Again I’ve combined two different patterns in the background to create a look reminiscent of something in the Wizarding World. And our cat itself is super cute. She’s retro, and she is a super happy and adorable little black cat, although the fact that she’s also a witch makes me wonder if she has also perhaps performed a transfiguarion spell or is under the influence of some polyjuice potion.

And here we have our transparency for this collection. It is silver, metallic foiled, and super beautiful. You are going to love how it shimmers and shines and how perfect it is for so many of your spooky, Halloween papercrafting projects.

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Ok! I hope you have enjoyed our full reveal of “Magical and Mischievous.” I have so enjoyed sharing with all of you the beautiful, one of a kind, and oh so magical pieces in this collection. You can purchase your kit today - just click here! - and kits will start shipping out next week. Don’t miss out, because this collection is super duper adorable, and definitely perfect for all your magical needs this Halloween season.

"Tiki, I Love You!" Full Reveal!!!

Hello there, everyone!  It's Andrea here, today, and I am so excited to share with you today our newest collection, "Tiki, I Love You!"  I absolutely love this new fun and vibrant summer collection/kit that we have created for you. It is the perfect kit to use to plan, document, or craft for all your summertime adventures!  Read on to learn all about this awesome collection, or click here to purchase your kit right now!

"Tiki, I Love You" is so cool for so many reasons. The fabulous vintage-retro look of this kit is so cute! And the kit is filled with awesome summertime symbols like whimsical mermaids, pretty pink flamingos, swaying palm trees, tropical fruits and flowers, and scenic beach scenes! All of it reminds me of the perfect summer day and makes me want to go on a fun summer vacation! And I should probably mention that while I was creating this collection I was very much inspired by Tiki and Tropical imagery which can be found at different Disney locations, such as Disney's Adventureland and The Enchanted Tiki Room and also the Submarine Voyage ride (when it used to have mermaids), plus Castaway Cay, Trader Sams, and the Polynesian resort in Disneyworld! They are all so retro Tiki fabulous and they all scream Tropical adventure!

The color palette for this collection is also evocative of summertime with its pretty sea blues and greens, the vibrant, sunshiny yellows, and all the really gorgeous, bold and bright pinks! 

And I am loving all the super cool embellishments that are in this collection! For example, there is a beautiful ephemera pack, some fabulous flair buttons, a great sticker sheet, and some very useful and versatile word die-cuts.

Alright, now that we have done a quick and basic overview of "Tiki, I love you", let's get into some more detail. First, let's look at the patterned paper in the collection. The patterned papers in the collection are so beautiful! They all have that fun Tiki look and feel which was so very popular in the 50's and 60's and which you can still find today in places like Beachside restaurants, Tiki bars, fun Lua parties, and of course, Adventureland and the Enchanted Tiki Room in Disneyland!

One of my favorite patterned papers in the collection is "Mermaids Have More Fun," with all the beautiful, pink-haired mermaids on it! See how the mermaid in the pattern sits on a large bubble and other little bubbles float around her? For this reason, I have decided to refer to our mermaid friend as "Bubbles"...isn't she so pretty and sweet and magical?! She is inspired by the mermaids who used to inhabit the sweet Mermaid Lagoon in the middle of the Submarine Voyage ride at Disneyland. They only had the mermaids there for a couple of years in the 60's...but they were so happy and fun, and I do so wish they would bring them back again! As for the back of the paper...that is so great and versatile too with the lovely and modern blue chevron. It reminds me of the ocean, but can really be used for anything!

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This patterned paper, entitled "The Pink of Perfection," has lots of pretty pink on both sides! On one side you find a cool and versatile pink geometric which is simple but beautiful, and on the other you find lots of glamorous pink flamingos! Each girly flamingo in the pattern has a cute little crown on her head...because she is "the pink of perfection" and should therefore be treated accordingly, as the princess she is! Lol!
 

The geometric pattern on the front of the "Tiki, I Love You" patterned paper is so retro-chic and definitely fits in with the Tiki theme of the collection! But this page is really named "Tiki, I Love You" because of the cute Parrots on the back of the page...why, you ask? Well, because I named that cute little parrot that you can find throughout the collection, Tiki! And Tiki is of course inspired by the amazing parrots that you can find in the Enchanted Tiki Room at Disneyland, a fave attraction of mine and a classic which has been in the park since the 60's!
 

I absolutely love the paper called "By The Beautiful Sea!" It has an amazing ocean view on the front that just makes me long to go to the beach immediately! And on the back of the paper is a really awesome pink Tiki pattern that has little Hawaiian symbols on it...like a pineapple and a volcano!

"In Summer" is a really fantastic patterned paper from the collection! On the front is a bright and sunshiny yellow pattern that feels rather festive. And on the back is a super dreamy blue and green geometric which has this really cool waterfall kind of effect which I love!

This lovely palm tree patterned paper is way cute! I find the pattern super relaxing. It is called "Castaway Key" and you probably already guessed why! The paper is named for that famous Disney destination in the Caribbean! I would love to go there one day! On the other side of the paper is a great green-toned geometric pattern which has a great vintage Tiki look to it...but is such a cute and simple geometric, that it can be used for really anything.

Another favorite paper of mine is the really beautiful multi-colored seashell pattern called "Aloha!" It is filled with gorgeous and intricate seashells that come in various shades of pinks and blues and greens. They look like the scales on a mermaid's tail, actually, and they are so very lovely! I imagine them shimmering in the sunlight, and that is why they create that multi-colored, prismatic effect. The paper is called Aloha because of the Aloha script that is written across the backside of the paper.

"Tropical Adventure" is one of two cut-apart sheets that are in the collection, and it may be my favorite of the two! On the front is a ton of great little pieces that you can cut out and use, like adorable little tags with things like a beautiful mermaid and the word "adventure" on them, 2x2 cards with tropical images on each one like a cocktail, a banana, and a palm tree, and super useful little labels which you can use to write on. On the back of the paper is a beautiful monotone blue pattern which has a kind of fish-scale look to it.

The other cut-apart sheet, which is called "On the Go," has some really awesome 3x4 and 4x6 cards on it! I especially love the mermaid ones -- like the one which says "I want to go where the mermaids are." I also enjoy the card with the suitcases that says "on the go" and the one that says "let's go on an adventure!" On the back of the paper is a pretty and way cool multi-pink geometric pattern which is very retro and Tiki looking...it's fabulous!

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Alright, now that we have looked at all the beautiful patterned papers that are in the collection, let's take a look at the ephemera pack. I absolutely always super duper love the ephemera packs that are in our kits! We always make sure to fill them up as much as we possibly can with lots and lots of special goodies! In the case of this ephemera pack, we have filled the pack to the brim with the cutest little die-cuts which have amazing images on them like mermaids, sunglasses, ice-creams, and butterflies! One of my favorite things in the ephemera pack are the incredibly cute little polaroids that have either beautiful scenic beach photos in them or very adorable drawings of parrots or mermaids on them! I'm also super excited for the little vintage travel/luggage tags in the pack that have cute things written on them like "MER" for mermaid, etc!
 

Let's take a look at the "words" die-cut pack in the kit. I love doing packs like this because they are super useful! There is just so much that you can do with these words. I created them in black and white so that they would be uber versatile. And the words included in the pack say things like "beach," "summer," "vacation," and "mermaid," which all go with the Tiki and tropical theme of the collection...but there are also words like "happy,"  "create,"  "imagination,"  "love," and "everyday," which are so versatile and great to use for lots of different themes!

Okay, now I want to share with you the flair buttons that come in "Tiki, I Love You!" Our flair buttons are always so awesome and fun to use. In particular, I love using them to create cute decorative paperclips! On the flair buttons we have some words like "happy" and "sun," but also simple images like sunglasses, starfish, and a seashell, and also a really gorgeous close-up of our collection's pink haired mermaid, "Bubbles!"

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And now, let's check out the sticker sheet that is in the kit.  This is a really great sticker sheet! I love the sticker that says "mermaids have more fun" with the little mermaid silhouette on it and the little label one that says "hello sunshine." The little half and half hearts are so cool and the little ice creams are adorable! The square stickers are faves too, especially the blonde mermaid that says "hi" and the little, yellow one that says "Tiki, I love you."

Okay, now that we have gone over all of the embellishments in the collection, let's go over the planner pages that are in "Tiki, I Love You!" All of them are super cute and perfect for your planner, your mini-album, or even to use to hang on your wall!

One of the really great planner pages in the collection is this cool key with vintage hotel key-chain! I love this image (which you can find throughout the collection, like in the ephemera pack and on the cut-apart sheet)! I enjoy vintage hotel key-chains like this which are totally old school! This one is so special as it unlocks room "109" at the "hotel fairytale!"
 

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The "Beach Going...this way" planner page has an incredible image of the beach behind it! The water is so bright blue and the sand looks so soft... I just want to go to that beach right now and take a dip in that water!
 

"Mermaids have more fun" is one of my favorite planner pages! I love that quote, and it looks so pretty on pink with the little seashell and the starfish in the corners.

The palm tree planner page that says "hello lovely day" on it is way cute with the sweet mint palm leaves and the pretty pink trunk! The polka dots in the background make it even cuter!

My "have crown, will travel" flamingo planner page is one of my faves! She is so royal and special, my pink flamingo!

The next planner page is possibly my absolute favorite!!! It has my super adorable and beautiful pink-haired mermaid "Bubbles" on it! She is floating, sitting on a big bubble, with little bubbles floating around her...a crown on her head, and pearls on her shoulders and wrists. She is so glam! And she reminds me of the sweet and sassy mermaid girls from the early 60's who sat and lounged and swam in their own special Mermaid Lagoon as part of the Submarine Voyage ride at Disneyland.

Another one of my favorite planner pages is the "Tiki, I love you" one with the parrot on it named "Tiki!" She is a super cute parrot in pink and aqua, and she is clearly having fun hanging out on her little swing. This planner page is very much inspired by "The Enchanted Tiki Room," and every time I look at it I just want to go back there again and see the birds on their perches lower down from the ceiling and start singing!

This planner page, which says "let's go on an adventure," has a cool beach scene pictured on it. I love this image, which has some folding chairs and umbrellas on it as well as beach-goers in the background...the sky is so blue and happy and you just want to go on that adventure on the beach!

"Adventure can happen at any time and in any place, it is your own heart and imagination which creates wonder and possibility" -- this is another fave planner page of mine. I love the blue on blue look of this, but the quote is definitely the best part!
 

The quote planner page which says "you are, by far, the greatest adventure of them all" is fantastic! And I made it because I wanted to remind myself and others that the greatest adventures in our lives are people, the people we love, and not places that we go to...no matter how pretty they may be.
 

The butterfly planner page that says "hello" is so beautiful! It is another favorite! I love the wings on the butterfly...the design on the wings and the blue and pink colors too!

And the last planner page is another big favorite of mine! It has a ledger in the background and has words like "sun" and "fun," "love," "summer," and "relax" on it...as well as great tropical images like a cute pineapple that says "happy on it" and a lovely watermelon that says "yum"!

And, finally, there is the vellum page that comes in the collection called, "Welcome to Tiki-land." I love this vellum sheet! It has tropical flowers all over it and is so beautiful!

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Alright, so I hope that you have enjoyed this look at our newest kit/collection, "Tiki, I Love You!" I enjoyed sharing it with you! The kit is available for purchase now so get yours today! :-)

Xoxo -- Andrea
 

"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

"Hello Beautiful!" Full Reveal

Hello there everyone! It's Andrea here and I am so excited today to be sharing with you the Full Reveal of our newest collection, "Hello Beautiful!" !!! Yaaaaaay!!!! I am super duper excited for this collection guys! It is just so special! So, with no further ado, let's dive right in and take a look at this gorgeous new collection/kit!

First, I want to talk a little bit about "Hello Beautiful!" as a whole - what inspired me and what it's all about.  So, the big inspiration here should be fairly obvious...I think you can probably guess that I was inspired a lot by my favorite fairytale princess, Snow White. I have loved the story of Snow White since I was little and to be honest, she has had a pretty big impact on my life and the person I strive to be. I love that Snow White is described as being beautiful on the inside as well as the out...that in fact, her outward appearance is merely a reflection of the good, kind, selfless, strong and courageous heart that lies within. This is what makes her truly beautiful..."the fairest of them all" even! And this is what I always want to focus on in my life, being a good person, having courage and helping others. I think I, and pretty much all of us, forget how very important those things are sometimes. Instead we focus on other things. And, like many other women, when I do focus on superficial things, like my outward appearance, I always seem to find fault and flaws. This is something I wanted to address with this collection as well...not just the importance of being beautiful on the inside, but also the importance of believing in oneself and feeling beautiful! And I wanted to talk about love with this collection, because love is what it all boils down too. What makes us be good and kind and courageous and selfless and strong...is always love. So love makes us beautiful. Loving others. But we also have to love ourselves, so that we can feel beautiful. Anyways, that is sort of the main theme or idea behind this collection, and why I wanted to call it "Hello Beautiful!", so as to remind myself and all of you too, how important it is to be your best self, inside and out, and also to recognize that wonderful self with a big, loud, resounding "Hello Beautiful"! 

Okay, now that we have talked about the inspiration and the general theme...let's look at some of the specifics that make "Hello Beautiful!", so...well...beautiful! For instance, when you look at the collection as a whole, you can see that there is a lot of imagery that is very reminiscent of an enchanted forest. I love the idea of an "enchanted forest"...it is something that shows up a lot in fairytales in general and the story of Snow White is no different in that regard. There is a fores, which seems to be magical in some way...and at first that magic seems scary, or even evil...but then Snow White realizes that it is actually quite beautiful and whimsical, filled with adorable creatures and potential friends. I think this is probably some kind of metaphor for the real world, which is often scary and can even seem very bad and sad sometimes, but which is actually quite beautiful and filled with wonder and love! I wanted that version of the "enchanted forest" to shine through in this collection. I wanted you to feel that beauty and wonder! I also filled the collection with things that I thought would work for planning and documenting our real world, everyday lives...I used pretty and soft floral patterns, mixed with simple but bold graphic patterns that I know convey that "beauty within and without" kind of feeling that I hope you will see and feel as you plan, document, craft and create for your daily life!

Now, let's talk a bit about the color-scheme of "Hello Beautiful!"...I love it! And here is why...it has all these really beautiful shades of pink and also red, which of course I love because I am a super girly girl! But it also has these amazing greens which give that great "enchanted forest" kind of natural, great outdoors feeling which I am in love with right now.  And then on top of all that, there is a pop of yellow (and anyone who knows me knows that yellow is not really my fave color to be honest, but it is so great to have a splash of here and there because it makes the other colors pop more...and I do love that!). And perhaps most importantly, it has these really amazing blues! I love the color blue just as much as I love pink...and I am particularly in love with the royal blues that you find in this collection, they just make everything look so beautiful and fresh and magical! So basically, I just love this color-scheme so much! It is amazing and just gives you a good feeling that makes you smile!

Alright, now let's talk about the pattern papers in the collection. We will go through them one by one and I will talk a bit about why I think each one is so special. The first one I want to talk about is called "Hello Beautiful", just like the collection. It is perfectly named because it is so beautiful...gorgeous...lovely....stunning...pretty...really any adverb that you want to use for beautiful will do here in describing this patterned paper! I think it may be my new favorite paper ever! It is just so cool! The vines winding around and throughout the paper, with the bits of Snow White's story dripping from them...well it is just so visually engaging and alluring! You could fussy cut out individual pieces, or use it as a whole...and you could even frame it if you wanted to. And on the back is a great and super versatile simple white ledger which is perfect for journaling.

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Another one of my favorite patterned papers is called "Fairest". I love it! It has that gorgeous, bright, bold royal blue in the background and then this adorable floral on top! Super cute! And on the back, a simple and oh so useful, little white and black polka dot!

Now lets look at "Kindness". It is a really beautiful blue on blue pattern paper which is just filled with butterflies! I love butterflies! And on the back is a great white and black diamond pattern that feels both modern and vintage!

"Happy" is another fave pattern of mine and it is this awesome striped paper that has almost all the colors in this collection running across (or down) it...in a kind of ombre style. It sure does make my happy...so it is aptly named! And on the back is a fabulous, geometric, vintage pink pattern!

I also really love the pattern called "Bashful", which is the one with the little deer and bunny on it! Super duper adorable and lovely! And on the back is a really sublime and relaxing blue on blue graphic pattern that is super versatile!

"The Enchanted Forest" is a pattern with lots of gorgeous roses on it...and lots of pink and red...yay! It is perfect for fussy cutting for sure and I love the ombre effect in the background. Then, on the back of this paper is an awesome medallion pattern that has leaves and flowers on it and frankly both sides work together beautifully to just scream "enchanted forest"!

I really love the pattern "Fairytales" too because it is so simple but so elegant! It is a tiny pink floral pattern that almost looks embroidered on top of a pretty green background. And on the back is an amazing ledger...which you can also read, beginning to end and which talks about fairytales and what they are all about!

"A Beautiful Day" is one of our signature cut-apart sheets. We always do at least two cut-apart sheets in our collections and I love all of them but I especially love this one! It has lots of references to beauty and love on it...and tons of cute and pretty graphics...but I also really enjoy the little joke about apples on it! And on the back is a rich green on green geometric pattern.

And finally there is "Sleepy", which has tons of great 3x4 cards and 4x6 ones too...but my favorite may be the one that says "mornings are evil" on it...let's just say I am not a morning person. And on the back is a fantastic pink and red graphic pattern.

Alright, now lets talk about the embellishments in this collection. First, let's take a look at the ephemera pack. We always do an ephemera pack and they are so loved and popular because of all the cool stuff that come inside each pack! This one is no different...it is filled with gorgeous images! It has cute little animals like my little fawn with the flower in her hair, and my sweet little bunny! It has birds and butterflies and plants and flowers and lots of references to nature and natural beauty. It has bows and hearts and labels and tags and even a cool letter! Plus, it of course has a crown, a fairytale book, and a framed pic of a very beautiful girl..."the fairest of them all" you might say!

After we sold out of the words ephemera pack from our "Everyday Wishes" collection...I knew I had to do a words ephemera pack again! So this time, for "Hello Beautiful!" I added in a whole lot of color and some beautiful florals as well!

Alright, not lets look at the Flair Buttons in the collection. I love flair buttons! I just think they are so useful and perfect to add dimension. I also am in love with making them into cute little decorative paperclips! And the ones in this collection are just so cute...especially the little deer one and the pretty pink rose!

 
 

Now let's talk about stickers! The Sticker Sheet in "Hello Beautiful!" has tons of pretty stickers on it! I particularly enjoy all the birds, the labels, and that super cute little cottage!

 
 

Alright, now that we have gone over all of the embellishments, lets talk Planner Dividers! I love all these planner dividers so much! And because I was so inspired with this collection's theme...I decided to add in a couple extra goodies with this planner set...(i.e. a couple super-double-sided planner pages).

This planner divider is so pretty and just one of my favorite quotes from a certain, beautiful and kind princess!

This planner divider is my favorite I think...just love this framed little lady with the flowers in her hair and the sweet, happy look on her face!

This divider is so cool...with perhaps the best quote ever on it! Look at it and remind yourself that you are "the fairest of them all" just like it says!

Love the big bold rose planner divider....pink roses always make me smile!

This quote is one of my faves too! I know its true and really important to remember!

I love this planner divider too! The little blue birds are so cute and clearly so in love!

This is one of the special super-double-sided planner dividers...because it has a cool decorative front on both sides basically...as opposed to a simple pattern on the back. I love both sides of this one. The butterfly that reminds you to "be yourself" because yourself is beautiful like a butterfly. Oh...and I especially love the side that says "mornings are evil" with the sweet florals on it...it just looks like something I would want to embroider on a pillow!  Once again...I am not a morning person.

The planner divider that says "Hello Beautiful" has an amazing crown on it that is perfect for you because you are "the fairest of them all"!

Love this special super-double-sided planner divider too...one side has an important quote about beauty on it, and the other says "you are my favorite"!

And this little deer and bunny are of course, a huuuuge fave of mine as well! I love this planner divider! It is just too cute for words!

Here is my lovely cloche planner divider...with the cool little mini garden or "terrarium" on the inside, and underneath it says "a beautiful day"...so elegant and enchanting!

And finally, here is a super funny and awesome planner divider that starts our with the "some day when spring is here..." quote from Snow White...but ends by making it clear that no spring-cleaning will be going on in my house if I can help it! I hate house-work! That is one thing Snow and I definitely don't have in common!

And finally, for this collection, we decided to try something new and ado a Vellum Sheet! We have done transparencies before but never vellum and I am so excited to try this out! It is a gorgeous gold-foiled on vellum floral pattern and I love it!

 
 

Alright, that is all for our newest collection/kit "Hello Beautiful!" I can't say enough good things about this collection! I really put my heart in it, and I hope that that comes across and that it inspires you to feel beautiful and create beautiful things!!!  It's available to purchase now!  Yay!  Hugs everyone!!!

xoxoxo --- Andrea

"Happy Day" Full Reveal!

Hello there to all our Fairytale Club peeps! It's Andrea here, and I wanted to share with you all the full reveal of our newest kit, "Happy Day"!  Yaaaay!!!! Wow, I have been wanting so bad to share this full reveal with all of you for so long, and I am so glad that day is finally here! I know that those of you who are subscribers did already get this kit and have seen it in full and I am so glad to hear from some of you already that you are loving playing with it! We did actually send it out around a couple weeks ago to subscribers, and we revealed it in person at Planner Con in San Francisco and sold it to some very lucky ladies while we were there last weekend. But with everything that has been going on recently, I just haven't had a chance to do this reveal post before now and officially put it up for purchase on our website...I am sorry for that...but the wait is over! Those of you who aren't subscribed, and weren't able to join us at Planner Con, can now see the super duper adorable-ness that is "Happy Day" and purchase it now, too! And I really think it will make you super happy! Let's now go through all of "Happy Day," and you can see why it is already a big hit with our subscribers and those who got it in San Francisco! 

Alright, so first of all...how pretty is "Happy Day"?! I just love it so much!!!! Now, I know I do tend to say that a lot, but I just mean it a lot! This kit is so very sweet and filled with such a happy feeling! It has got this really amazing vintage-retro vibe to it, too, which just makes me smile! The colors of the kit are so very happy as you can see! There are a few lovely shades of pink (are you surprised?...I think not...I think we all know by now how I feel about pink), and there is mint and dark teal, a couple different shades of lavender, and also a nice pop of red for some drama!...oooooh!...plus some classic black and white and a little bit of gray in there too. All together, I just love the color scheme for "Happy Day"! It has a fun fresh vibe, while still feeling very nostalgic!

As you know, all of our kits/collections are inspired by fairytales and of course, "Happy Day" is no different! For this one, I was inspired by a few different things that are just making me happy right now and have been on my mind lately. I was particularly inspired by Minnie Mouse and specifically her house in Toon Town! I kind of think of the collection as a whole as just being filled with all the things you would find at her house...her decor, her love of pink and hearts and butterflies, her kitty cat, her big pink phone, etc. The little houses remind me of her house, but I was also a little inspired by the house in the movie "Up" as well, just in that I wanted a bit more of a Victorian look. You can also find a few other fairytale references in the kit, like the pattern "abstract thought," which refers to Inside Out, and a little pink fox that was inspired by Fox and the Hound.  And then there are also quite a few things that are reminiscent of Disneyland in the 1950's and 60's. I recently went to "Throwback Night" at Disneyland, which is kinda like Dapper Day, where everyone gets dressed up in vintage attire...and there was vintage music and lots of vintage photo booths, including an old malt shop setup with milkshakes, and I was definitely inspired by all of that as well! 

Some of the fun icons and images you can find in "Happy Day" include cute little houses, beautiful flowers, a little kitty, a fun little fox, some pretty butterflies, a cool retro pink phone, a yummy milkshake, and a really lovely girl! Okay, now let's go ahead and check out the 12x12 patterned paper in the kit.

There are so many gorgeous patterns in this collection! One of my favorites is this cool geometric one called "Abstract Thought"! It is inspired by the scene in Inside Out where the characters are flattened down into shapes and colors. I love it because it also has this great retro 60's feel to it too and it incorporates pretty much all the colors in the "Happy Day" color scheme.

I also really, really love this awesome floral that we did for this collection - "Call Me Flower." It is big and bold and the stripes behind it help to give it a lovely vintage feeling.  All the beautiful flowers also really remind me of Springtime...which is quickly approaching! The adorable and super versatile pink and red polka dot on the back is also a favorite of mine and definitely has both a vintage feel and makes me think of Minnie Mouse!

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This next pattern, "Home is Where the Heart is," is really fun! The houses are way cute all lined up in a row! They are inspired by Minnie's house and they remind me of a perfect little neighborhood that I would so love to live in! The plaid on the back is so in right now, too! I love it!

This next pattern, "Happy Day," may be my absolute favorite in the collection! It is really fabulous! It feels very modern and fresh but also kinda 60's vintage. It just makes me smile! I so love the beautiful butterflies on the back as well! They are so pretty!

This sweet little heart pattern, called "Friends Forever," is so great! It definitely gives me Minnie vibes, and I think it would be so great to use as a whole or to fussy cut apart, as well, so you can use the individual hearts as embellishments, too! And the hounds-tooth on the back is a favorite of mine and very in right now!

This next pattern, "Ticket to Imagination," is really, really perfect to fussy-cut! I love tickets! And you can cut the tickets in strips horizontally so as to use one whole strip of color or vertically so that you can get a multi-color look. You could also cut out the tickets individually. This paper is just so useful and awesome!

Featured on this pattern, "On Hold, Hold On," the little vintage phone in the collection is one of my favorite icons! It is so cute and girly! It reminds me of Minnie's phone! I have always wanted a vintage phone like this! The black and white pattern on the back is also amazing and will work for so many different projects!

The cut-apart sheets in the "Happy Day" collection are beautiful! This first one is appropriately called "Sweet Things."  I love the cut-apart sheets in all the kits/collections we do because they are just so useful. The 2x2 and 3x4 cards are perfect for pocket pages especially!

Here is the second cut-apart sheet in the collection, "Love." I super duper love the 3x4's and 4x6's in this one! Especially that super sweet and adorable kitty cat! The "love" 4x6 is definitely a favorite, too! And the pattern on the back is so kitschy-cute and vintage with the little heart cherries! It's another favorite pattern of mine for sure!

Alright, now let's talk about the embellishments that come in "Happy Day". There are lots of great ones, but I think you can guess which one is my fave...the ephemera pack of course! We always do an ephemera pack with our kits because they are just so useful and beautiful and fun to play with! Plus...everyone loves them! And you can see why...they are just too cute for words! I love all the pieces, but I have to point out some of my favorites, of course! I am really in love with that kitty, and the phone, but also really adore the bingo card and the girl cameo and the little pink card with the butterflies on it...also the lovely flowers and hearts and butterflies...ok, I may have named almost everything...lol!

Another awesome embellishment in this collection is the gold-foil sticker pack! I love the gold! It is so bright and shiny and happy! The gold script words like "happy day" and "love" and "princess" and "prince" are favorites of mine and so is the adorable little gold house!

 
 

Our flair buttons are another really fabulous embellishment in our kits! We have done them before and they are definitely one of my fave things to play with! I love using them in particular to make cute little decorative paperclips, but they also work great just directly on your projects like sweet little buttons! And I think the little pink one that says "sweet" on it is my favorite!

 
 

Washi tape!!! We have never done washi tape before and I am so excited that with the "Happy Day" kit/collection, we are doing washi tape for the first time! I love these washi tape strips! They are absolutely gorgeous! I think the butterflies washi tape is my fave...but also the one that says "happy day" across it and also the one that actually has the days of the week typed out on it!

 
 

And now, let's take a look at all the fantastic and super cute planner pages that are in "Happy Day". These are some of my favorite planner dividers that we have had in any kit! I love all the pink and just how really happy and vintage and whimsical everything is!

This planner divider is a favorite of mine! The three hearts on the ledger are super cute and so is the lovely vintage mint polka dot on the back!

I love the quote on this planner divider, "I'll be your princess if you'll be my prince!" So magical!

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The vintage milkshake image in the kit is also one of my favorites, so of course I love this planner divider with the big strawberry milkshake on it! It has a cherry on top so it is fitting that the little heart cherry print is the one on the back of the page. 

The house divider with the quote "Home is where the heart is" is another favorite of mine! Love that great pink house with the heart window on top!

The vintage pink telephone planner divider that says "ring, ring, ring" is so cute! And it really makes me want to chat on the phone.

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Here is our beautiful butterfly planner divider...and it makes me smile so much when I look at it! It is so pretty!

This planner page that says "every once in a while, in the middle of our everyday lives, when least expected, love shows up to grant us the fairytale" is so pretty with the teal and the little hearts! I love this quote! It is so true by the way! 

The floral planner pages in "Happy Day" are two of my favorites! They are so beautiful and girly and very happy! Love this big, bold red rose on the polka dots!

And here is a lovely pink petunia! Love this one, too! It is pink...the pattern is my fave...and the word "petunia" is fun...enough said!

I love this little pink fox planner divider! The fox is on top of a hounds-tooth background pattern and I think it perfectly conveys the Fox and the Hounds-tooth...I mean Fox and the Hound...inspiration! Hahaha...that is a wee bit punny! Get it?! Punny!!!!

My cute pink kitty graphic is one of my favorites, as I said before...so it makes sense that this lavender and mint planner divider with the adorable pink kitty on it is a big favorite of mine, too! Can't wait to make it into a decorative dashboard in my planner!

And this planner page is probably my absolute favorite! The pretty vintage girl with the butterfly in her flowing mint hair is just so fabulous! 

And I almost forgot about our transparency for "Happy Day", called "Happiness"...and it is so awesomely cute! Okay, in truth I didn't forget about it, because how could I?! I just saved the best for last! This is my favorite transparency that we have done so far for any of the collections and it is so graphic and fun and just so perfect to use for so many different things! I am particularly excited to put this one in my planner!

 
 

Alright, so that is our full reveal of our newest kit/collection called "Happy Day"! I hope you love it as much as I do! The scrapbook, planner, and "happily ever after" kits of "Happy Day" are all now available for purchase on our website! Get yours today! I can't wait to see what you all make with this beautiful and happy kit! That is all for now...remember to live your life as a fairytale! Ta-ta for now!

xoxo -- Andrea

Everyday Wishes Kit Full Reveal!

Hello there everyone! It is Andrea here and today I am going to share with you the full reveal of our next and newest kit – “Everyday Wishes”!!! Yaaay! I know many of you have been patiently waiting for this full reveal, and I thank you for that. I'm so excited to share with you this very special collection which is all about dreams and wishes coming true! As many of you know, I have really been having an extremely difficult time lately with my health. I've been in a lot of pain and very sad, if I'm completely honest...but I am and always will be the girl who believes in fairytales and dreams coming true and wishes on stars and happily ever afters...and so, I made this collection as a way to get through a very difficult time in my life and look forward with hope to a bright and beautiful tomorrow! For this reason, this collection is so important to me and has so much meaning behind it. And I hope that it will have a lot of meaning for you, too. I don't think I'm alone in feeling like this year has been difficult. 2017 has been tough for many of us for various reasons. So I think it is the perfect time to have something that reminds us to focus on our wishes and dreams and look to the potential and possibility for the future and 2018, specifically. So that is how this new collection, with lots of dreamy, happy, and hopeful fairytale imagery like unicorns and rainbows, and which has lots of inspirational quotes in it to help you remember to “keep on believing”, came about. I hope you will enjoy it and feel what I felt in making it – a renewed sense of wonder!

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So let's take a look at this fantastical and wondrous new collection, “Everyday Wishes”. First, I want to talk to you about the color scheme and also some of the fairytale influences that inspired me to make this wishful, dreamy collection. As you may have already guessed by the name, the collection is heavily inspired by Disney Dreams and Wishes and specifically movies that particularly evoke that theme – such as Pinnochio and Cinderella. Both movies have iconic songs in them about wishing and dreaming – “When you wish upon a star” and “A dream is a wish your heart makes”. And both movies are quintessential Disney classics. Because they are classic Disney movies, the color schemes in them are very classic. And I wanted this collection to have a classic and romantic feel to it. For this reason, I used a light blue that evoked both the classic color of the “blue fairy” in Pinnochio, and Cinderella's beautiful ball gown! I also wanted the collection to feel particularly girly, so I wanted there to be light pink and light lavender in the collection as well. There is also some pale yellow in the collection and some teal. Overall, the color scheme for this kit is like one beautiful pastel rainbow! A rainbow, by the way is another image you will find throughout the collection and we will talk a bit more about that later.

Because of the theme of “Everyday Wishes”, I wanted there to be lots of magic in the kit, but by incorporating also the everyday...to show that even in everyday life, there is magic and the hope for dreams coming true. For this reason, in “Everyday Wishes”, you will find unicorns, but also frozen yogurt, rainbows but also umbrellas for those rainy days that seem perhaps less than magical or hopeful, and of course, lots of stars and moons to wish upon for those who dream of being a princess in a magical castle (a dream, I think no one is ever to old for). And yes, the princess and castle can be found in the collection as well!

Alright, lets go ahead and start looking at the particular goodies in this collection/kit! I want to talk to you about the beautiful pattern papers in this kit. They are so lovely and so happy and versatile too! The papers in this kit feel like a walk inside a rainbow itself...in a magical land of make believe where anything can happen! The patterns also feel modern and fun and perfect for you no matter what your dreams are or what age you are. Its definitely cute for little girls, but perfect for us big girls as well!

The lovely and oh so cool pink on pink moon and stars patterned paper, entitled "Magic Hour", with the super mod black and white square print on the back, is a perfect example on how versatile this collection is for dreamers of all ages. I love the way this patterned paper looks and feels! So fabulous, and obviously reminiscent of that magic hour in which Cinderella meets her "fairy godmother", or in other words, in that hour in which dreams come true!

I have several favorite patterns in this collection, but I would have to say that one of my very favorites, if not thee favorite, is my beautiful unicorn patterned paper! Absolutely love this paper! This unicorn is so very beautiful! She reminds me of the elegant white horses that carry Cinderella to her ball in her glistening gown and carriage. And because she is a unicorn, and not just a horse, this lovely fairytale creature on the "Everyday Wishes" patterned paper, reminds us all to dream big and reach for magic in our everyday lives!

I also really love the umbrella patterned paper. It is named "Jimeney Cricket" after that cute little conscience in Pinnochio! He has an umbrella if you recall, which he seems to carry mostly for floating around so as to help dreamers wish on stars! However, I also wanted the umbrellas in this collection because to me, an umbrella is also emblematic for rain and therefore, sadness. For me, there have been quite a few "rainy days" lately, but I know that after the rain, there is also so much beauty, because, after all, rainbows come after rain! 

This next pattern, called "Dreams Do Come True", is also a favorite! I just love the pastel confetti on the front! Feels like magical rainbow rain, or unicorn tears, or yummy sprinkles, or party confetti! All of these things make me smile to think about! And the frozen yogurt on the other side, makes me happy too! I want to grab it and eat it!

Here is my "A Wish Your Heart Makes" patterned paper and it is all about the rainbows! We have a super fun rainbow stripe on the front that kinda has a sweet 80's throwback feel to it, and then a really awesome rainbow heart on the back. Those hearts also bring back some fun and memories of my childhood, playing with toys like "Rainbow Bright" and "She-Ra: Princess of Power" and "Polly Pocket"! It reminds me of the time in which I imagined and dreamed most...and all my dreams were wishes of the heart!

As I said, this collection has so much in it that is super versatile, as well as dreamy! I think this next pattern is a great example of that! Here is "Blue Fairy" and it has this amazing graphic dual colored chevron on the front, and then a sweet and simple pink polka dot on the back. Both are so awesome because they are so multi-functional!

This next pattern is called "Cinderelly" and it is aptly named as it is in reference to Cinderalla as she transforms from her cute pink dress, into her new and magical, sparkling evening gown (via her Fairy Godmother). For this reason, we have the simple pink pattern on the front, and then the more bold blue and teal diamond pattern on the back. 

Now, lets look at the cut-apart sheets in the kit. Here is the first one, called "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo". I love this cut-apart! In it we have some of our Fairytale Club staples like the awesome tickets! And there are some really cool 2x2s and 3x4s on this sheet that can be cut out and used in pocket pages! I love the imagery on here like the princess card that says "princess" and the cute little blue fairytale birds tying the bow! Both things definitely remind me of Cinderella!

Here is my second cut-apart. It is entitled, "Upon a Star" and so, of course, it has moons and stars to wish upon, as well as a castle to dream in, and also a 4x6 card that says "when you wish upon a star" on it!

Now that we have explored the beautiful papers in this collection, let's now look at our beautiful embellishments! First, let's take a look at the ephemera pack that you can find in the kit. Here at The Fairytale Club, we believe strongly in the use of beautiful ephemera die-cuts, which you can use and reuse because they do not necessarily need to be stuck down. Because there is no adhesive on the back, you can also tuck them into pockets or paperclip them on pages. And this way, they can be used over and over again. I super duper LOVE these ephemera shapes! We have our beautiful unicorn, lots of lovely flowers, pretty blue birds, fro-yo, bows, stars, lipstick, butterflies, a princess cameo, a rainbow, some cute tags, and more! I love the "wishes" list so much too! It is everything that I am wishing for for the new year!

For this collection, we decided to do things a little bit different, and so, instead of including a few words in our ephemera pack, along with all the beautiful shapes...we decided to make a second pack that was all die-cut words! This is super useful, as you might imagine, and allows you all to create lots of titles and things for your various planning, scrapping and papercrafting needs! Words that are included are magical ones like "dream", "wish", "bright", "believing", and "star"....but also everyday words like "today", "hello", "everyday", and "memories".

We have some beautiful flair for our "Everyday Wishes" kit! I love the flair buttons that we do and so I had to do them for this collection. The princess flair and the adorable unicorn are my faves, but I am also excited to use the rainbow heart flair and the cute camera one too!

Next, we have our fabulous stickers! These stickers are so much fun! They are vibrant and bright and they very aptly evoke the theme of the collection which is all about wishes and dreams! All the stickers are cute and useful, but I think the cutest and most useful may be our fun little word/label stickers that are included in this sticker set.

Now that we have looked at all of the embellies in the collection, lets now take a look at all the beautiful planner pages that are in "Everyday Wishes". Check out this awesome overview of all the planner pages and take note of all the inspirational quotes and messages!

I really love the unicorn planner page soooooo much! Unicorns are a fave of mine and so I had to make a big, bold and beautiful planner page with this pretty little unicorn on the front. It says "Unicorn" on it too...just in case you didn't already know...wink, wink!

The inspirational quote planner pages in this collection are of particular importance to me. They really reflect what "Everyday Wishes" is all about and they carry my own thoughts and feelings...my own wishes and dreams for a bright and hopeful future! This one may be my favorite of all because it reminds us all to keep on dreaming no matter how difficult things may be.

And here we have a super cute and fun frozen yogurt planner page. I really enjoy this one...it does make me so hungry for fro-yo though! And it definitely was inspired by a wish that I have everyday -- for something sweet to eat!

This castle planner page is definitely a big favorite of mine too! It is my Fairytale Club castle...inspired by the most beautiful castle in the world...the one in the happiest place on earth. And in front of the castle, what do we find...some lovely fairytale birds tying a bow...very reminiscent of the birds in Cinderella!

I'm not really the biggest fan in the world of the color yellow, but I just love how it sets off my insta-matic camera graphic on this divider and makes it very warm and welcoming.  And the cursive "hello" underneath helps the whole thing feel even more friendly.

I like this next divider because it's a good reminder to appreciate what you have but also not to be complacent - there's always a brighter future within reach.

The sentiment on this next divider is all about finding the strength and passion that resides inside each of us.  It's great to have role models, but you have to remember that you are capable of so much and that you can and should be the person you admire the most.

I love love love this happy little bluebird, just reminding us to keep striving and to never give up hope, because dreams do come true.  And of course I always love a polka dot background, especially a pink one.

Here is another of my absolute favorites!!!! I looooooove this beautiful princess! She is so beautiful! This planner page with her on it, is just so dreamy...especially with the word "dream" down at the bottom and the unicorns on the back! 

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This divider is simple, but I just love both the rainbow featuring all the colors of the collection, and also, of course, the multi-colored confetti background, almost like the rain that usually falls before a rainbow appears.

I love this next divider with its simple iconic phrase and the lovely yellow triangle of color in the corner to add some visual interest.  And I also love how the black and white-striped stars look on the back with the light blue background.

And, finally, I enjoy this last divider because we've taken my favorite umbrella from the umbrella patterned paper and featured it at a much larger size.  In fact, I would love to have an actual, real-life umbrella with that medallion print.  Can we make that happen?

In the two most recent past collections, we've done a black and white transparency and then a gold-foil transparency, so this time it just seemed right to do one in full-color.  And what better pattern than the multi-color confetti?  It's perfect for you to use for your TN inserts, for your scrapbook mini albums, for card-making, for a planner divider, a shaker card...really anything you can think of!

I hope you enjoyed this full reveal of our newest collection, "Everyday Wishes"!  And may this very special kit inspire you to wish upon a star and believe in dreams come true!!!

Xoxo -- Andrea

"Jolly" Full Kit Reveal!!!

Hey Everyone! It is Andrea here, and today, finally, I am going to share with you our super amazing, oh so adorable, new kit! It is Christmas-y and vintage meets modern, with lots of beautiful pinks and reds and greens and blues...and it's got Santa and a reindeer and a snowman and lots of other classic Christmas gorgeousness! One might even say that it is "the most wonderful kit of the year, for the hap-happiest season of all"! So let's take a look at our newest collection, "Jolly"! Yay!!!!!

"Jolly" is the perfect way to document all of your Christmas magic!  It is inspired by the classic Christmas movie, Babes in Toyland, and has that whimsical and kitschy-cute, retro vibe.  Babes in Toyland is set in a fairytale world where magic, especially Christmas magic, abounds, and happily-ever-after wins the day.  I wanted "Jolly" to have the same, magical feel, and child-like sense of wonder that is expressed in the movie.

I used a lot of classic Christmas imagery in this collection, such as Santa Claus, candy canes, reindeer, Christmas trees, snow flakes, etc.  And I tried to create patterns that were reminiscent of vintage Christmas wrapping paper.  I think you'll find that "Jolly" is filled with Christmas magic and perfect for documenting all those magical and traditional things that you do during your holiday season.

Now that we've talked a bit about "Jolly" as a whole, let's take a look specifically at the product that comes in "Jolly."  First, let's talk about all the cute patterned paper.  As I said, I was inspired by vintage wrapping paper, and I think the patterns that resulted are really special and do capture that vintage feeling.  This is due to the classic imagery used, but also the types of geometric patterns I've done, and also the fabulous color scheme! In Jolly you get the traditional reds and greens, but there are also some lovely blues and pinks mixed in which help to work together and create that retro vibe.  ;-)

The first paper I want to talk about, "Merry Christmas," is a good example of the vintage wrapping paper feeling I was trying to capture.  Both sides could be wrapping paper really. I think the pink and red geometric print is super cute and lovely and kinda reminiscent also of a vintage quilt. I love that hand-drawn Merry Christmas text on the back side of this paper too! It feels very vintage-y and is perfect to use as a background but would work great to cut up too to make lots of little"Merry Christmas" labels.

As you may know by now, I love taking familiar graphics and giving them somewhat unexpected color schemes, like the Christmas trees in this pattern, "Oh Christmas Tree!"  I love pink, and together with the dark blue-y, teal-y color that is in the collection, it just works to make such a vintage meets modern vibe! It makes me smile!  And on the back, you have a great white on mint dimensional polka dot!

I am so so in love with this next paper, which happens to have the same name as the collection it represents, "Jolly".  Isn't that Santa just adorable?!  He is just so very, well, Jolly!!! And on the back is that amazing red and pink stripe pattern, with the different shades of red and pink that come in the collection, so reminiscent of wrapping paper and so versatile!

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"Let it Snow" is the next paper in the collection, with large snow flakes on the front and a geometric pattern on the back which is strongly evocative of ice and icicles.  This one is perfect for any project involving fun snow activities, like building a snow man, sledding, or ice skating!  And I love that shade of blue!

The next paper has a simple, diagonal, multi-colored stripe on the front with a dual-tone pinwheel pattern on the back.  This paper really reminded me of the awesome techni-color colors and whimsical design of the movie that inspired this collection, so I gave it the same name - "Babes in Toyland."  Both sides are super versatile and will work great as backgrounds of cards or mini album pages. I think they are perfect to use for 12x12 layouts too -- like in a large strip at the top of the page, or as a border to frame a white paper, or a small square piece to layer behind your pic, etc!

I love this next paper, "Happy Holidays," ! I enjoy the fact that the outlines of the circles in the pattern are made of little white dots...so they are circles made of circles, essentially.  And the green of the background is such a fabulous vintage Christmas tree green!  And the back side with the retro star pattern definitely brings to mind some vintage wrapping paper but also reminds me a of a cool vintage tile floor in a super retro kitchen from the 50's or 60's !  I love it!

One of my absolute favorite papers in the "Jolly" collection is this next one, which I have named "Candyland."  The front side has adorable, wrapped mint candies in three different colors that kind of seem like maybe they're raining down from the sky, while the back side has this amazing "Love Joy Faith" print with hand drawn block letters on a great, red background.

And now we get to the cut-apart sheets for the collection.  The first one is called "Dear Santa," and I absolutely love it.  Not only is the front side filled with pocket cards, tags, and labels of all different sizes, not to mention that great column of tickets, but you also have a wonderful back side with a colorful Christmas stockings pattern!  I just love everything about this!

The other cut-apart sheet is called "Love Joy Faith" and features pocket cards in 2 different sizes -- 3X4 and 4x6.  It also has some cute word labels that you can cut out too! I can't wait to cut this sheet up and use ALL of them!  They are so stinking cute and useful!  And of course I love the adorable red and green bow pattern on the back side.

So, that was all of our beautiful patterned paper from the collection!  I can't wait to use it for my Christmas projects!  Now let's take a look at the gorgeous embellishments, starting with the ephemera pack.  We always do an ephemera pack in our kits and that is because they are super cute but also super versatile and useful and can be used for multiple purposes. They look great on a layout, but are also perfect for tucking into the pockets of your planner...and they can be used and re-used if you want because you don't necessarily have to adhere them down.  Now, I put a lot of time and effort into creating the pieces for this collection, as always, but I honestly think this is one of my favorite sets of die cuts so far.  My favorite pieces are the waving Santa (so adorable!), the reindeer with her cute little antlers (yes, girl reindeer grow antlers...they are magical that way), the mint candies, the snow man, the snowflakes, and the pink tag with the vintage girl trimming her Christmas tree!  But really I love them all!!!

The flair buttons from last month's "This is Halloween" collection were such a hit that we knew we had to include them in the "Jolly" collection, too.  The six flair buttons for this collection  are the hand drawn white "Joy" on red, the pink Christmas tree on green, the candy cane with a mint bow on pink, the pink reindeer on mint, the cute Santa on white, and one of my little snowflakes on our dark blue-y, teal-y color .  If I had to pick a favorite, I think it would be the Santa...or the deer...or the snowflake...or maybe the candy cane...or...ok, ummm...well, really all of them!

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The shaped sticker sheet continues to be a new favorite with our customers, so it returns again for the "Jolly" collection!  I love the reindeer, of course, now in a light blue-y, minty color, and both "Merry Christmas" stickers!  Ooooh, and I also love the striped stars and the pink gingerbread man! But my fave will have to be the cute little kids cuddled up in their bed!

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We are also bringing back the gold-foiled-on-vellum word and shape stickers.  I just love how these look on the page! So shiny and pretty!!! I think the golden snowman is my fave!

So that's all the embellishments for the collection.  Let's return to paper and take a look at the awesome planner dividers, just filled to the brim with Christmas and seasonal images and phrases!

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One of my favorite dividers is, you guessed it, the one with the waving Santa!  This time he has the title for the collection hovering over his head.  And I love those scallops at the top and bottom!

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Here in southern California we almost never actually get snow, but I wanted to create a divider with the "let it snow" mantra anyway.  You never know! Fingers crossed!!!

I love my happy snow man, don't you? He is very frosty, but very fun as well! And he just makes me smile!

I love the sentiment of this divider.  It's something we all need to remember from time to time during this very busy time of year.

This is perhaps my favorite design in the whole collection.  Aren't they cute, all shnuggled up in bed? They are a couple of "babes in toyland", dreaming of Christmas, with all those great visions of sugar plums and such dancing in their heads! Meanwhile, you can imagine Santa tip-toeing in, putting their presents under the tree for a magical Christmas morning!

And this Candy Cane planner page is way cute too! I love the big pink bow on it...it makes for a very sweet little gift to hand out during those "Happy Holidays" !

I love the graphic of the girl trimming her tree, so of course I had to put it on a divider.  She is just so vintage and cute! She was modeled after the main character in Babes in Toyland, Mary Contrary, played by Annette Funicello. She has the same kind of dress that you see the character wearing in the movie, but in red instead of yellow...I thought I would change the color to make it feel a little more Christmas-y. And I love the pink trees with the pink background on the back side of this planner page too! All of it is just way cute and definitely a big fave too!

This wooden toy soldier really wants to wish you a "Merry Christmas!" He is inspired by the march of the wooden soldiers in Babes in Toyland . An army of wooden soldiers are brought to life through the magic of the Toymaker and his Toyland and used to save the day by Tom so that he can rescue Mary! It is such a cute movie and if you haven't seen it yet, you have to!

This next divider is so great too!  I really love the red lettering in front of the pink retro stars on the darker pink background. And the sentiment is perfect for the Holidays!

My little reindeer, back in pink again, makes for a great divider graphic, don't you think? I just love her! She is a big favorite too for sure! So cute with her little antlers and her bell! I think I want one of her for Christmas, please...thank you!

I haven't talked about the polar bear in this next divider yet, but isn't he just so cute with his bow and that adorable look on his face!?  And how do you like my silly pun?! Do you get it?! It is super corny, I know!

And for the last divider, we have a big stocking, in pink and green, stuffed with presents and ready for Christmas morning.  I love it on the diagonal stripe background! It is super retro looking and exactly the stocking I wish I would get for Christmas!

Ok, so we're bringing back one more thing, and it's the transparency.  But this time, in honor of this special season, it's been upgraded to gold-foil!  This transparency features the snow flake pattern seen elsewhere, and it's called "Winter Wonderland."  It's perfect for you to use for your TN inserts, for your scrapbook mini albums, for card-making, for a planner divider, a shaker card...really anything you can think of!

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Well, that's everything!  I am so excited to finally have been able to share this collection with you.  I hope you enjoyed this reveal as much as I did!  "Jolly" is sure to set your eyes a-twinkle and get you humming Christmas songs to yourself, so stay tuned for the kits to go on sale soon, and join in the magic!  Merry Christmas everyone!

xoxoxoxoxoxo -- Andrea :-)