Fear not! Even though this item is now sold out, there are still links to related items on this page. (Plus lots of eye candy from the Design Team!)
The theme this month is Vintage Vagabond. This year is the 100th anniversary of the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition (that was held in San Francisco) and I have fallen down the rabbit hole! So many collage sheet images in this kit are from that World’s Fair.
All FOUR (!) of the new collage sheets in this kit also have more photos and info on their individual pages (see links with a preview pic down; or just click on them here):
- Vintage Travel Tags & Hardware Collage Sheet
- Tiny Vintage Letters & Postage Collage Sheet
- Tiny Vintage Scrapbook Collage Sheet
- Travel Reading Collage Sheet
I’ve included 6 double-sided sheets from the Serengeti 6x6 Paper Pads. Even if you can't imagine a vintage safari, the backs of the papers have some nice small prints in a tan/sepia palette that are good background papers for some dusty old luggage (like the outside of the artwork below). See below for two wide photos showing the fronts & backs of these 6" x 6" papers.
Look at that sweet artwork by Design Team Member Kristin Batsel (below at left)! Kristin mixed the papers and collage sheet images with the Chipboard Steamer Trunk (a related, new item, available separately) to make a Tiny Traveler chest. It's so cute that everything gets packed away in the finished chest. It's amazing that whole group: fold-out bed, table, chair, light, fold-down desk (cleverly rearranging the dividers from the steamer trunk to make room for a desk), tiny books and letters from the Tiny Vintage Letters & Postage Collage Sheet in that little desk area — everything (including the girl), all came out of that chest, like clowns from a circus car!
You'll want to see all the tips Kristin shares on her blog post. And/or see the other new goodies Kristin used (like the wooden doll she painted, and the faux suede sheets she cut the straps from) on the newsletter announcing this kit.
Plus here's a list to Kristin's supply list.
What else is in the kit?
I briefly described all the paper items, but there are 3 more little embellishments:
- A Bronze Binoculars Charm
- Mini Striped Grosgrain Ribbon and
- A Tiny Gold Buckle that fits the ribbon.
See the "We Also Recommend" section below for photos/links to all the items in the kit — all of which are available to purchase separately.
Note: all the papers, metal bits, ribbon and collage sheets in the kit are On Sale, too!
(And remember, there is also a related Steamer Trunk Mini Kit available on another page.)
Kits are announced the first weekend of each month. However, if you sign up for a subscription, your kit will probably have already been mailed to you.
A note on timing for subscribers: the kits don't ship till your automatic payment is made; the recurring payment date is based on the date you signed up for the subscription. If you'd like to make a 1-time "catch up" payment so that you'll be first in line to receive all future kits, contact Customer Service.
If you buy a subscription after the 15th of the month, your first kit will be for the following month (so if you subscribe on October 16th, the November kit will be your first kit).
Kits from previous months will be available for purchasing until sold out.
More coordinating goodies (and even more new collage sheets!) are listed on the blog post announcing this kit.