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Grimm’s Fairy Tarot, New Miniatures and New SALE!

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Did I say Wands? Yes, that section includes that sweet wand shown at right, too! Might be the perfect thing for you to use in your own version of a…

Grimm’s Fairy Tarot?!

This is such a great idea! Design Team Member Laura Carson made fairy tale tarot cards and a pretty tin to houses them (made from an Altoids Tin). Beside that lovely cover at left, scroll down to see some of the cards (and a photo of the back cover down in the Giveaway).

As Laura says in her blog post:

I was racking my brain trying to think of some kind of interesting twist on the Snow White Kit theme and the idea of fate popped into my mind. I decided to expand the theme beyond Snow White by including other Grimm fairy tales which in turn led to the idea of making Tarot cards.

For me the best part of the project was choosing the images for each card (there were so many to choose from). My favorites are Red Riding Hood as The Fool, Puss in Boots as the Knight of Swords and Sleeping Beauty pricking her finger as the Wheel of Fortune.

Hm… I think Rapunzel as The Hermit is a witty choice, too.

And don’t you fret about making your own set, Laura is giving away the collage sheet with the labels for the entire deck (although she only made 15 cards, as that number would fit in an Altoids Tin). AND she has a good suggestion/link to a past tutorial on hinging 2 tins together to make room for more cards.

Laura is also giving away the little snippet of text she designed (“TAROT”) to coordinate with the words “GRIMM’S” and “FAIRY” from the Grimm Covers #3 Collage Sheet so you can recreate her cover title.

I love that dark red and gold border around the covers, too (also from the Grimm Covers #3 Collage Sheet). And the scallopy chipboard frame (and label holders) are from the Fairy Tale Frames Altoid Inserts Set.

If you’re wondering about that rich golden frame with the round center opening (at right, on the inside cover of the tin), Laura used the Altoids Dragons Insert, colored with Victorian Gold Metal Patinas (from the Treasured Heirloom Set). She also used that gold to cover the tin before adhering images, so that any gaps would be golden, instead of shiny tin.

So… ready to start thinking up your own Grimm’s Fairy Tarot? Before you begin, head over to Laura’s blog to read more tips. And don’t forget the Giveaway below, where you can win tons of the supplies Laura used!


Hooray for the Grimm’s Fairy Tarot Giveaway!

Let’s start off this prize package with the Snow White Kit! That includes 2 collage sheets (including Poison Apple, that Laura used for her Temperance card), a set of chipboard inserts (that scallopy one Laura used), an Altoids Tin, scrapbook papers and pearls!

Next, all of these items from Laura’s Grimm’s Fairy Tarot Supply List:
– Altoids Dragons Insert
– Fairy Tale Frames Altoid Inserts Set (I KNOW… a whole ‘nuther set of chipboard frames! But did you notice that Laura mixed-and-matched the label holders and chipboard inserts… plus you’ll need a second set for your back cover)
– Grimm Covers #1 Collage Sheet (includes the book cover used on the back of Laura’s tin, shown at left)
– Fairy Tale Book Covers Collage Sheet
– Fairy-Godmother Collage Sheet
– Grimm Covers #3 Collage Sheet
– Meeting the Wolf Collage Sheet
– Sleeping Beauty #1 Collage Sheet

Just click this link to see all the items in Laura’s Supply List (including photos and links to the ones in the Giveaway).

To enter the Grimm’s Fairy Tarot Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY OR TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, MONDAY, January 9, 2017)! And tell me: What images would you use for your tarot cards? (WHICH of the Grimm stories? Please give me at least one idea.)

Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via So check your mailbox on Thursday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the Dwarfs’ Cottage Giveaway? That would be Connie L! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, January 8th, 2017

66 responses to “Grimm’s Fairy Tarot, New Miniatures and New SALE!”

  1. Kat Cashwell says:

    I really love the Tower! It would be fun to do medieval theme!

  2. Teddee Grace says:

    I am not so familiar with the Tarot deck that I can answer the question, but think this is an absolutely smashing idea and think someone should start manufacturing miniature fairy tale Tarot decks! So cute.

  3. JillO says:

    I love the idea of a tarot deck using fairy tales and I’m always trying to find good uses for altoid tins. Awesome!

  4. Jean Marmo says:

    So very cool! Love that scallopy frame! Another creative and delightful project!!

  5. Barb A says:

    Love the tower and the hermit, but the fool is my favorite. What a great idea. Thank you Laura for sharing your fabulous creative idea.

  6. Ann Wilson says:

    I am new to your site and have only ordered once. I bought the fairies and dragons to put into jars. My daughter and I enjoyed the project very much. I am not sure how I would use the supplies, but would love the chance to try to make the tarot cards.
    Blessed Be,

  7. Diane D says:

    Always amazing Artwork at Alpha Stamps. Love the tarot card theme

  8. Jen R says:

    I love the Grimm’s so I think I would stay with that

  9. Vera Collier says:

    I think I would try to use the Fairy Tale book covers for the Tarot cards.

  10. Cynthia Penney says:

    I remember in the 50’s, my aunt use to read the tarot cards. I always stood at the table to watch. Great memories, and if they serve me correctly there is a wishes card. That is the tarot card I would use.
    Fairy tales and wishes = endless possiblities. Would to win this one !!!

  11. barb macaskill says:

    I think I would do something along the lines of Disney Villanesses! Cruella D’evil, Wicked Stepmother and the Evil Queen to start with.
    These are so fun and I can’t wait to play!
    I have started my next shopping list so I am glad that you always show us what is new in the store! Have a great week!
    macaskillbarbara (@) yahoo (.com)

  12. Jean Marshall says:

    I am impressed! So clever.

  13. Sue Young says:

    Another fabulous Laura Carson project!!! I would use Sleeping Beauty and Red Riding Hood for sure…..

  14. Nancy Olsen says:

    A tarot theme using Cinderella, the Stepsisters, and ‘The Ball’ collages would be fun. Oh, and I’d need a tall Castles sheet too!

  15. Kim R says:

    Awesome! I would do my Tarot deck in the Grimm or a dragon theme

  16. NGB says:

    LOVE Fairytales, LOVE miniatures…a perfect combination!!

  17. Peg C says:

    I’d use the old grandmother talking to the children,it reminds me of my times with the grandkids.

  18. Helen says:

    WoW! This is a great giveaway! I love the images from the Grimm covers #3, and I would also use Meeting the Wolf because I love Little Red Riding Hood! I would love to win this!

  19. Katie west says:

    What a cool gift for my Tarot studying friend.

  20. Lou Anne says:

    I saw this yesterday on Laura’s blog and loved it! I’d use the Fairy Tales covers for some of the tarot cards but would look through my own stash for a few as well. These are awesome!

  21. Margaret D says:

    What a fantastic idea!!! I love Tarot cards!!! I think Sleeping Beauty would make a lovely Le Morte card and I love the cover of her Altoid tin and would probably use it as my star. There is a wonderful Parrish painting shown in your article that would make Le Monde or even the Moon. This is such a great idea! And the link for joining two tins bc I would never have been able to find it lol! I would just love to win this! I have have some Tarot decks but would love to make my own! As usual Alpha Stamps is the greatest 🙂

  22. Suzanne Goding says:

    Oh I simply LOVE the idea of tiny fairy tarot cards! I have an old Grimms Illustrated fairy tale book. I’m a fan of ALL of them but the Little Red Riding Hood pictures terrified me as a child. I think I’d be using them for my projects.

    I would love to win this. Fingers crossed!

  23. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    Definitely the dragon theme.

  24. Lisa R. says:

    The lovers!

  25. De says:

    What an awesome idea! I would use the Grimms fairytale theme since there’s so much material to choose from. Like the idea of the using two tins housed together for more cards. Would focus on creating all of the major arcana cards.

  26. Laural says:

    Beatrix Potter is my favorite collection and I would make a Tarot Deck using Her images for Easter and Springtime themes.

  27. jo says:

    i think Humpty Dumpty would make a great fool (though he is not a Grimms Fairy tale…)

  28. Diana says:

    I would love Lord of the rings.

  29. Jan K says:

    I would do a combo of Cinderella, Red Riding Hood, and a Grimm’s book cover and make a ring binder set of tarot cards! Love this!

  30. Dennis L says:

    Love the Red Riding hood “Fool” card! Would like to do a Hansel and Gretel themed set.

  31. Sandra Lyons says:

    Gorgeous project! I have a small collection of Tarot cards and the images on them are amazing. I would use the Rapunzel Collage Sheet for a few different reason that are very personal. I would love to win, of course.

  32. Traci says:

    Love the snow white theme-Laura always inspires me with her fantastic projects. >^..^<

  33. Lorna E says:

    I love Tarot sets and have a small collection of them, so I love Laura’s project! I would use a fairy godmother from Fairy Godmother images for the Queen of Wands and would have to decide between 2 images from Sleeping Beauty for The Lovers.

  34. The Lovers for Valentine’s Day of course..

  35. Janet T says:

    Beautiful! I would love to se the Rapunzel theme.

  36. Nancy E says:

    I’d create with Rapunzel or Sleeping Beauty. Hard to make a choice.

  37. Linda D. says:

    I, too, collect tarot decks and amazingly I’ve never considered making my own deck until I saw Laura’s project. I love how she made the images her own by interpreting them through the major arcana. It’s hard to top her choices. Exploring the court cards, I’d probably want to use Rapunzel as the Queen of Swords, but I’d also love to use some images from other collage sheets as well – like using the White Rabbit for the Page of Swords.
    This project has opened up a world of possibility! Thanks for the inspiration!

  38. Kari Gluski says:

    My daughter loves Snow White so I’d be happy to go with that theme

  39. Mary Mac says:

    Love the idea of Hansel and Gretel.

  40. Carla says:

    The Lovers of course!

  41. Janet Ostridge says:

    So hard to choose what fairy tale . Red riding hood comes to mind first. Snow White….I wish I had a fairy godmother! I am definitely in love with this project. I hope my budget is! I will have to make more than one.

  42. Megan Warren says:

    I love the whole idea of this kit. I’d love to make the whole fairy tale themed deck of cards with this kit to add to my collection of Tarot cards.

  43. Stacia says:

    I’d use the upper left Fairy Godmother (the pot) for Ace of Cups and the bottom left Rapunzel (Seaside castle) for the Queen of Cups. I don’t know that I could pull off all 72 cards just from fairy tales, but it would be fun to try.

  44. Chrissie D says:

    I’d use the Little Red Riding Hood images to create a set of tins. So fun!

  45. Karen Mallory says:

    I love this idea so much!! I think Sleeping Beauty would have many characters to use for the Tarot! Now to decide if I want to use original version or friendly Disney version!

  46. Angie Bowling says:

    I would use Little Red Riding Hood.

  47. Katherine Williams says:

    Of all the giveaways this is the one I really hope I win. I would use all the fairies and the fairy Godmother and Rapunzel for my tarot.

  48. Marykay Chisum says:

    Grimm fairy tales hold a special spot in my heart and don’t childhood memories. I would make a mini album!

  49. Kay W says:

    So many great project ideas using tarot cards and fairy tales.

  50. Marilyn Ray says:

    I love the little red riding hood tarot. I would love to try that one in a steampunk style.

  51. tamera newger says:

    Love this! great work!

  52. Kimberly says:

    I guess I need to read up on the Tarot..don’t know which images I’ll use, but there are so many fun ones to choose from.

  53. Judy Goodwin says:

    I love the fairy tale tarot cards. Have always loved all those wonderful fairy tales so this is just great.

  54. Roe says:

    I love the Grimm fairy tales. Any one of them would make a crazy cool tarot.

  55. Rhonda says:

    I love the Fairy card. Such a fun idea.

  56. Michelle says:

    I love tarot cards and to mix that with Grimms Fairy tales, what an excellent idea! I would use Hansel and Gretal, the witch and the candy house!

  57. Lou Conaway says:

    I suspect I would use most of them and as many others as I could find on the site. The idea is brilliant and set my wheels turning. I started thinking what I could do with a full set of playing cards. Started to write what I was thinking so far about the playing cards and gave up, it would amount to at least 3 chapters! I so want to win this one to get me started!

  58. Denise Bryant says:

    Love Rapunzel as The Hermit! Not familiar enough with the Tarot to know any others. I’d have to do some research!

  59. Clarissa says:

    What an amazing and inspiring project this one is! With so many cards to design, I’d clearly have to find a place for pretty much every image available.

  60. SusanB says:

    Anything Tarot tends to draw me in. I’ve been musing about using characters from Agatha Christie novels for a Tarot. Poirot might be The Magician. Miss Marple as The High Priestess…

  61. Love, love, love all of the images. I would use them all in my new mixed media projects I’m planning to start in February!

  62. Carol Slowik says:

    I would use the Grimm Fairy Tales. Love!

  63. Jennie Ingram says:

    If I were to go with the Grimm’s theme, I’d use the Fairy Godmother as the Empress card. But I’d also be tempted to do a Witchy Women themed tarot set, with the 18th Century Witches collage sheets.

  64. Kelli says:

    Tarot and fairy tales?! Two of my favorite things. This is so clever and beautifully designed that I would buy these if I saw them in a store. To win them would be incredible! Is Beauty and the Beast a Grimm’s Fairy tale? If so, I think that would be a great Strength card.

  65. LeAnn says:

    I would use Little Red Riding Hood for my cards.