Fairytale Christmas Workshop Review

Hello everyone! It's me, Andrea, here today, and I want to share with you all a quick little review of our Fairytale Christmas Workshop that we had in December. It was so wonderful and magical and just filled with so much fun and creativity! I had such a wonderful time and I was so pleased to hear from the ladies that attended the workshop that they really, really enjoyed themselves as well!

So for those of you who don't know, whenever we can, we try, here at the Fairytale Club, to host fun events and classes for our awesome Fairytale Club Customers. We have done events at Disneyland in the past and we have done springtime events and Halloween events...but this time we thought we would try to do things a little bit differently and we decided to host a Christmas Workshop in Diamond Bar, CA and have a couple of classes with a couple of really awesome papercrafting projects for our guests to work on while they enjoyed a Fairytale themed Christmas party with yummy food, lots of prizes, a photobooth, and of course, an awesome Disney Christmas kit that was made especially for the event!


The kit that I designed for this event, as a specialty kit/collection, is called "Christmas-land" and is all about Disneyland at Christmastime! It is so beautiful and filled with so many fun Disney-Christmas goodies like cute pics of Mickey and Minnie under the mistletoe, a Holiday version of Small World, and Santa with a Mickey Mouse hat on!

Each person at the Christmas Workshop received this very special kit with all the pretty 12x12 patterned papers and 6x8 decorative pages, and the cute embellishments like the ephemera pack and the variety pack and decorative paperclips! In addition to all those goodies, they also each received some chipboard covers and binder rings to build their Disney Christmas mini-album with (the first class project we worked on during the Workshop), and a white chipboard memorydex box (which was for the second class project).


We all had the greatest time in both of the super fun Christmas classes that I and Carolee taught for the Workshop! We worked on my Mini-Album class first and then we moved on to Carolee's Memorydex class. In our classes we showed the ladies some fun and different ways to document the Holiday season! And we gave them some great tips and tricks to creating and decorating their mini-albums and memorydex boxes for Christmastime!

During the Workshop, while we crafted, we chatted and we ate and played Disney trivia and gave away prizes! It was such a fantastic time! Everyone walked away with at least one prize, if not more (and there were so many cool prizes -- disney prizes, scrapbook prizes, planner prizes, decorative prizes). And the Disney trivia game that we played to give the prizes out was so much fun and so funny -- some girls thought the questions were hard, other Disney experts in the group thought it was easy, but everyone got the answers right (with a little help here and there sometimes from friends :-) ) and everyone laughed and had a great time and everyone was a winner! Which is the best kind of game -- one where everyone wins!

Oh, and I have to talk to you about the photobooth!


Our photobooth that we set up for the event was absolutely fantastic! It was our Fairytale Club Lemonade stand and we filled it with lots of pretty Christmas decorations! And we also had some really adorable decorative enlargements of some of our Disney Christmas pieces from our "Christmas-land" kit (like the Snow-Mouse and the Gingerbread-Mouse)!

The decor for the booth, and really the whole party, was vintage and Disney and Christmas themed and it was all so beautiful! There were trees and wreaths and garlands everywhere and cute little touches like little vintage reindeer and vintage Mickey Mouses here and there! It was all very, very cute and oh so magical!!! It was truly a Fairytale Christmas workshop!!!


Alright, well I hope you have enjoyed this fun review of our Fairytale Christmas Workshop that we had in December. It was such a fun event with such cool classes and projects and such a lovely group of people that attended too! It was just wonderful!

Thank you to everyone who came to our Workshop and tomorrow we will be sharing some more up-close pictures of the magical Disney Christmas projects that we worked on in the classes so stay tuned for that too! And stay tuned for more of our Fairytale Club Christmas wrap up this week!

Huuuugs everyone!

Andrea Bethke


The Fairytale Club

Aimee's "Christmas-land" Mini Tag Album

Hey Fairytale Club Fans, this week our Design Team Members will be sharing some of their favorite projects they created this season using our 2 Christmas Kits “December Dreams” & “Christmas-land”!

First off we have Aimee with a Mini Tag Album using “Christmas-land”.

Hi there, Aimee here!

Have you all seen the Christmas-land kit? You know the one Andrea and Carolee did a workshop with.

Well it’s even better in person. Like way better! It’s so awesome, I made my husband take me to Disneyland on Christmas Day, just to take pictures so I could use the christmas-land kit and make this Album TRUE STORY!

And this mini tag album came out WAY better than I could have ever dreamed! For this album I used 2 of the 12x12 papers from the kit “Christmas at the Park” and “All I want for Christmas is a castle!” and some bookmark tags from my stash.

I printed all the photos I wanted to use with my Instax share printer. I cut up the 12x12 papers into the 3x4 journaling cards. I also used a few of the tags too.

I then placed the 3x4 cards with the bookmark tags and photos. Once I was happy with which tag went with what photo and what card, choose die cuts from the die cut pack that went with each pile of cards. When everything was placed, I adhered the photos to the bookmark tags. You can find a video of this on my YOU TUBE Channel.

I then stamped each photo with a different sentiment form a roller stamp. I also embellished each card/tag with puffy stickers and stickles to give them some added depth. Once I was happy with all of the embellishments, I punched a hole in the top of each card/tag.

I choose the “all I want for Christmas…” Journaling card as my cover for this album.

I attached a decorative pom pom paper clip to the top. I then placed all the cards on to a large binder ring and this created the album.

To create the bell dangle, I used a tassel from my stash along with some jump rings. I added 1 or 2 bells from the Christmas-land Variety pack to each jump ring and continued until I had used all the bells. I just love this addition to my album.


I also made some shaker tags (with my fuse tool and all the goodies from the Christmas-land Variety pack). OMG I love these. I think by far this was the best addition to my mini. This was the first time making this type of tag, and I think it turned out so AWESOME. I just traced the bookmark tag with a sharpie, I then ran my fuse tool (against a ruler to keep my lines straight) on the inside of the sharpie, I fused 4 sides before adding all the goodies, and then sealed the tag from the top. To make the hole (so it would be closed and the glitter wouldn’t come out) I burned a hole through the sleeve with a rounded tip.

Do you enjoy making Mini Albums?

XOXO Aimee

Aimee's Santa Visit

Hi all Aimee here, hoping you had a great Christmas and New Year! Today I’m sharing a layout I made using the “December Dreams” Kit.

I took my little dog Jager to see Santa at the Mall and of course I had to scrap it!

My layout is an 8.5 x 11 and I used an A5 dashboard from the December Dreams kit as my back ground. Who knew that an A5 dashboard fits perfectly onto an 8.5 x 11 layout!


I fussy cut the tree from another one of the A5 dashboards. Using some 3-d adhesive foam, I layered it over my photo. (Don’t forget that cute little deer that’s layered over the tree.) I also cut some scallops from “Land of Snowflakes” and stitched them to the top and bottom of that A5 dashboard.


When I was stitching the scallops on to my cardstock, I also stitched on a snowflake and “ticket” from the die cut pack for fun. I also used 3-d foam adhesive to pop them up and layer them on top of my photo.

Next I took “Merry” + “Christmas,” and, using more 3-d foam adhesive, I placed these die cut words at the top of my page.

To finish off my layout I used a date roller stamp to date the visit to Santa.

Do you take your pets to see Santa?

XOXO Aimee

Solange's "December Dreams" Tags

Hey everyone, Solange here with another project using the “December Dreams” kit. I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday season with tons of crafting.

In today’s project I made two tags which you can use as decor in packaging or include in a tag flip or just send as a goodie to a penpal.

To create the tags I simply cut them out of the 12x12 papers using another tag from my stash as a guide. Tags are super simple to decorate because they are small and therefore you’ll only need a few things to dress them up.

For the first tag, I fussy cut the reindeer from the cut apart sheet and then just added two ephemera pieces to finish it off .


For the other tag I fussy cut a tree from the cut apart sheet and the big tree from the dashboards. I glued the big tree right onto the tag but I added foam tape to the smaller tree to make it stand out and give the tag some dimension. I also added the cute fairy from the ephemera pack on foam tape to make her the center of attention. To finish it off I added the beautiful tassel that came in the kit which gives the tag some texture and an interactive element.

I hope this has inspired you to make some cute and easy tags using your “December Dreams” kit and I’ll see you next time.

Xoxo, Solange .

Aimee's Tag Flip Mini Album

Happy New Year! Aimee here, and today I have a super cute little mini album for you.


I can’t resist a mini album! And when I saw the 12x12 “Key to the Kingdom” and “The Fourth Realm” Papers from the “December Dreams” kit I knew I was going to make a mini!

The point of my mini is just to highlight some of the magical moments from the Christmas Season. Plus, I love to print photos with my Instax Share Printer. These little minis are a great way to use those photos.

I started by cutting up the 12x12 papers into the 3x4 cards. I then paired each 3x4 card with a bookmark tag.

I laid out all the 3x4 cards with the bookmark tags. I printed my photos and placed them on the tag of choice. I then embellished each photo and bookmark tag with die cuts and little bits and pieces. I dated my photos with a date roller stamp. I also love using my tiny stapler to attach things, it’s the perfect scale.

I choose one of the cards to be the cover and embellished it. I bedazzled all my 3x4 cards with stickles {glitter glue} to make them POP!

The pom pom paper clips are great for extra embellishing. I actually cut the back of the pom pom off so it would sit flush when the album is laying down. I also stapled it to the cover so it was secure. Don’t forget the Key to the Kingdom, I added a spilt ring to the key so it could be a charm

For reals, this is the easiest project! The whole album only took me an hour to create assemble {minus the dry time for the stickles}!

Do you enjoy creating mini albums?

XOXO Aimee

Adeline's "December Dreams" Traveler's Notebook

Hi my Fairy friends,


It's Adeline today for a merry, week layout in my traveler notebook. I use this traveler for my weekly planning so this week is the holidays : Christmas is coming! So let's see my week decor with the “December Dreams” kit - ephemera, paper, and flair buttons.


I hope you enjoyed it! I wish a very merry Christmas to you and your family.

Kiss from France,