August 7, 2011    

Two Halloween Swaps!

My favorite swaps of the year! I've tracked down some spooky new embellishments in anticipation of the new swaps. Plus, Teri & I have designed 13 new collage sheets!

We're hosting 2 Halloween Swaps

- Little Monsters Book Swap, using the Masonite House Album. Think creepy children, dolls, ghouls or goblins inhabiting this haunted house ("little monsters").

(The Masonite House Album is approx. 5-3/4" x 5-3/4" (smallest page) to 9-1/4" x 6-3/4" (largest page). 1/8" thick masonite. Includes 3 windows and drilled holes for binding.)

- Invitations to a Witch's Ball ATC Swap, using Black or Kraft ATC Envelopes. Think of an invitation that would get even the crankiest of witches out to show off her wickedly delightful self! Black cats, ghosts, skeletons, pumpkins, perhaps even a creepy doll or two! (Who may or may not have their heads - heheh!)

(The Black or Kraft ATC Envelopes are 2-5/8" x 3-5/8" and come in sets of 5.)

For more information on both swaps (and to sign up for either — or both — by August 28, 2011), visit the Yahoo Group. (And remember, there's a special sale area for Yahoo Group members.)

View more art samples on the Halloween Collage Sheets pages and/or in the Little Monsters Book Swap or Invitations to a Witch's Ball galleries.

Little Monsters Book, at right, by Design Team Member Kristin Batsel.

Invitations, below, by Design Team Members Lynn Stevens, Rhonda Secrist Thomas, Kristin Batsel, Amy Rozeboom and Teri Calia (left to right).

13 (!) New Collage Sheets

Lots of witches (of course!) to give you options for your Invitations. But also some creepy Little Witches (and scary dolls) for gremlins to inhabit your haunted house book.

Skull & Bones
Shown in the artwork, at left, by Design Team Member Rhonda Secrist Thomas.

Dolly & Me
Very creepy stuff. This sheet and the Skull & Bones licensed from the fabulous Teri Calia.

Halloween Divination
Beautiful vintage postcard images, most about finding your true love on Halloween. More info on Victorian Halloween Divination Customs. Shown in the artwork, at left, by Design Team Member Lynn Stevens.

Beside the 3 sheets highlighted above, please click here to see photos of all 13 New Collage Sheets.

More Halloween

Punch & Judy Paper Theatre Kit
Adorable set of laser-cut sheets to make a 3D paper theatre (or a permanent frame/stage for a collage like Teri's sample at left). The placement of the scalloped edges and stars are up to you. (Plus you can choose to create a black theater with vintage-dictionary trim if you like - the reverse colors of the un-adorned sample in the large photo.) The finished theatre is 4-3/4" wide x 2-3/4" deep x 6-1/2" tall. Alpha Stamps exclusive!

Kitty cat sample, above, by Design Team Member Teri Calia; click the photo to see more info & more photos.

Catnip Kittys Collage Sheet
Kinda Halloweeny (if you count the costumes... at least it's a good coordinate for the Theatre Kit above!)

RIP Tombstone Charms
Raw brass (lead free and made in USA). Shown in the sample art by Design Team Member Lynn Stevens.

2 Feathered Crows
Each approx. 4" long. These are made for floral arrangements (so they have wires in their legs that extend past their feet). Not the best hot-glue job but these are fairly large birds (easily touched up with a sharpie and/or a little trim with the scissors).

Spellbound Garland Kit
Each kit contains 187 pieces including: Thirteen 4" glitter letters, 15 background squares (with zip-zag edges and eyelets), 10 chipboard shapes, 10 buttons, 5 diecut fan flowers, 5 yard black twine, 1 sheet adhesive foam squares. Enough tiles/letters to spell "All Hallow's Eve."

As you can see from Bella's fabu sample, you don't need to use these "tiles" only for a banner (and is that skeleton wearing a boa?).

Skull & Bones Rubber Stamp Set
The set includes 4 corner stamps with creepy skull designs and a spooky skeleton. Great for Halloween cards, invitations and scrapbook page layouts. Wood stamp set size: 4" x 5", 5 stamps.

9 Halloween Rubber Stamps on Sale!
Bats, cats, skulls, ravens...

New Martha Stewart Halloween Collection!

Martha does do up Halloween in a grand fashion.

15 items including a 12x12 paper pad, food & wine labels, spider garland, paper tape, treat bags, 2 sets of pumpkin transfers (that you can use on other things beside pumpkins, too) & 2 sets of die-cut adhesive borders. Grab 'em while you can, as the warehouse has already sold out of most of these items (so I will not be able to reorder).


Little Birds Die-Cut Vintage Paper
Laser-cut from vintage paper. Overall size 4" x 5". Not only are the silhouette designs beautiful, but the negative images left behind can be used, too.

Ornate Brass Box Feet
Raw brass (lead free and made in USA). Shown in the photo on the smallest size Diorama Box.

10mm Fancy Bead Caps
In 3 finishes; shown at right.

French Ticking Dye Box Collage Sheet
This box "kit" (based on a vintage crayola box) is perfectly sized to hold ATCs (though it's perfect for small gifts, too). Also includes two ATC-sized images to alter and several bits of coordinating collage snippets.

Winding Keys
22mm tall x 19mm wide. Shown at right on a beautiful necklace by Guest Designer Wendy Anderson

Violet Filigree Flower - 2 New Sizes in Raw Brass
27mm or 35mm diameter. Shown in the larger photo (below right) with the "pre-patinaed" Violet Filigree Flower.

Etruscan Antiquity
44.5 x 32.5mm.

Vintage patinaed lead- and nickel-free brass. Made in the USA.

Not New to the Site, But Newly On Sale!

Smash Pads
Fun images and phrases printed on recycled paper in 3 designs: Entertainment, Travel, and Word of Mouth. Each pad has 30 sheets, 3 each of 10 designs. The pages are perfed, for easy removal from the pad (4" tall without the top part with the hole).

Love Games Whatnots
Set of printed, die-cut cardstock "ephemera." Set of 12.

Metal Hearts & Door Knockers
No, they're not really metal. But they are very cool. Cast resin (plastic? not sure) with self-adhesive foam on the back.

Belle Armoire Jewelry - Summer 11
A beautiful issue with an article by our Design Team Member Lynn Stevens! Two etched metal pendants (using the Angels we have heard on high... Rubber Stamp Set as a mask) are featured in the article. See this blog post about the article for more info on the other goodies Lynn used on the pendants.

Vintage Ticket Holder
Reproduction of a wooden receipt holder to sit on a desk. 7 spring-action clips. Approx. 11-1/4" x 7/8" x 2-1/2"

Plus there's a lovely example using this ticket holder by Design Team Member Kristin Batsel; more info on Kristin's blog.

ATC Drawer
Subtly antiqued wooden drawer, made to fit ATCs, with a knob on the front. Approx 11" x 3 1/2", 4 spaces. (Decorations and ATCs not included.)

Back in Stock

Gilders Paste - Patina

Etched Cable Chain

Gold Mini Rosette Dresden Borders

Black Wrought Iron Dresden Scrolls

Sheer Ribbon - Checker-
board Edge

9.5mm Etched Jump Rings



Black Dresden Spider Webs

Patinaed Brass Sparrows

Silver & Gold Fern Connectors

Flat Tags - Gold Small Rectangles (+ all flat tags on sale)

Glass Spheres - 2mm in Bottles

Heart Pendants (Large Copper & Small Gold)

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