Wednesday, May 27, 2020



This month's kit at Alpha Stamps  is The Secret Garden. How can you have a secret garden without fairies roaming around in it? (A miniature secret garden, of course!)

Miniature as in: it fits inside an Altoids Tin?! (Yes, a tin is also included in this kit!) There's also FOUR 6x6 cuts from the new Spring Bloom Scrapbook Paper Set included in the kit (lots of options for background greenery or florals — or garden-themed words to cover the inside or outside of your tin). However! I only used some of the Spring Bloom Scrapbook Paper Set, the inside and outside of the tin is covered with paper from the Stamperia Imagination 8x8 Paper Pad.

There are 3 new Altoids Inserts: One of them is included in the kit, (the Ivy Corner Insert) but I also used the Gazebo and Gothic Tree Fence Inserts with this project.

AND there's a new Mini Green Leaves laser-cut leaf set! Sized for an Altoids Tin (with ferns, ivy, and some swirly flourishes). Note: the new set comes with 2 sheets (2 colors of cardstock) but just the darker color sheet is in the kit.

Since it is Fairyland I didn't want the tree branches on the Gothic Tree Fence Insert to be left bare, so I used the Set of Leaves Garden Mini Punch. If you choose to do this, make sure to have tweezers (I didn't) and be prepared to say "merde!" a lot if you don't have any. Not going to lie, it was a pain in the butt but I like the way it turned out. I punched the leaves from the Spring Bloom Scrapbook Paper Set and used a felt brush pen to try and outline each leaf after they were glued down. The last thing to do is add some Stickles to the ferns, ivy and swirls. 

This is a quick little project, made to brighten up someones day. We can all use some of that about now, don't you think? This will be going off to my niece Mikayla, who has been enthralled with TRUE stories of the naughty fairies who live at my house for the last 8 years!


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