Fairy Tale Inspired Christmas Cards

I have been on the hunt for a new paper crafting monthly kit club that specializes in scrap booking. I wanted a kit that was different, whimsical, and bright. After months of looking I found Fairytale Kit club. You can head over to the site to see what came in the Christmas kit. I planned on creating a few layouts for my scrapbook, but I ended up creating these cards! 

I pulled in a few things from my stash as well as a couple items I found at the Dollar store to round out the kit.

For the above card I added Nuvo Dew Drops and a white and two silver snowflake I found at the Dollar Store. The ribbon on the edge is from my stash and the rest is the kit!

I adore nontraditional Christmas cards and this one diffidently is that with it’s pink and red background with a little hint of purple.  The white snowflakes are foam that I found at the dollar store.

I found the little green glitter Christmas tree and silver snow flake at the dollar store. One of my favorite things to add to a card are the lace dollies found in the baking section of most craft stores. I added the star to the top of the tree using pop dots and a little glaze from Tonic Studios

I really like all of these cards, but this is my favorite! I added some pink Stickles to make her sparkle on her skirt and hear. Then, I pulled in a mini bow from my Christmas wrapping presents section of my craft room! How cute is that? The little snowflakes are snipped from plastic foliage that one would add to a silk flower arrangment. 

Don’t be afraid to add things to a kit to round it out and/or make it more personal. I often find a lot of great things to use on cards and on my layouts outside of the paper crafting section of the craft store. 

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

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Christmas Blog Hop with Rita Barakat

I am so excited! Today is the Christmas Blog Hop with some wonderful designers. I am sharing a fun countdown I made for the hop and can’t wait to see what everyone else has created!45732298_1849648018465965_360526194845679616_n

So excited for this hop! A bunch of your favorite designers getting together to bring you Christmas early!
If that isn’t enough we have over $100. In crafty prizes including the entire line of Rita Barakat diecuts/ephemera and fabulous paints and glitters from @plaidcrafts! This is going to be awesome!!!
To enter to win you must visit and comment on each post! Bonus, stop by Plaid and like their FB Page! https://m.facebook.com/InspiredByPlaid
You have one week and Rita will announce the winner live on Facebook Monday, Nov 19, 8pm CST on Mixed Media Monday! @ritabarakat1

Christmas Countdown projects are so much fun! My Mom teaches Preschool and the children are extremely excited for Christmas. Rita Barakat’s whimsical stamps and sweet little fairies are the perfect combination for a countdown calendar for her class.

Paint a substrate green. I used  7 gypsy Art Board and Plaid Paint in Green

Take a napkin and remove the white layer. Using Clear Gesso adhere napkin to the board. I used Prima, but I like this one

Top it off with Color Shift in Green and a few fun confetti pieces.

Using a slow drying pigmented ink stamp images and emboss with Fairy Wings. Both can be found here

Find the rest of your supplies and finish canvas. The sweet little fairy is by Rita Barakat. Canvas Corp Brands has great chalkboard sheets and Christmas pattern Paper. Tonic Studios has a wonderful selection of glitter and clear drops.

Using craft foam sheets to adhere all the elements to the canvas, set aside to dry.

Here is a wonderful and informative video showcasing how to create this project as well as a ton of tips for creating mixed media masterpieces.

Countdown Calendar

The line up includes :
Joe Rotella https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.createncraft.com%2Fportfolio-items%2Fdiy-cookie-box-and-amaretto-apricot-chews-cookie-recipe%2F%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR1R3bJR56sWYS3wx7WYm9M95uBMt8ugvGgcnM9W4tXy3if8EBxjEzjqQAo&h=AT3Dz0jLE1xgDS-tNcHWf45Jcav_YT0o6E1TlHStEEO7LP9WAq7uQ06p4i_6c78huZ6q7UmuPK7GVxMnpaV1jd1MYw-Z9LoS5QeXFPMtHXose4WmeiWrudE5-XNDQTFi77ew0w
Candy Rosenburg: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fcandyscraps.typepad.com%2Fscraps%2F2018%2F11%2Fholiday2018bloghop.html%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR3jTp4GU3pARtAgwMXt2AoqSrDedQMC2CLld6WUxUUGfTaOr0PDTdpPcEo&h=AT21dAS7woPCJmR0ypS0pCzMt6Ygq1zEJmaA_GlIMKvxzGJ_Z72-0pJibyW-VVhN1k5ZX_lu2KiuuGRsKCy9gVW4VRE8E15XrOnpInCbIDNcP2Iio1A9IlHMPmsOzJx8qHoM
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!