Fear not! Even though this kit is now sold out, there are still links to the individual items that were sold as a kit on this page. (Plus lots of eye candy from the Design Team!)
Ah... The Language of Flowers. I've always loved looking through musty old Victorian (heavy Victorian) tomes, and this one is has a special section in my library.
This month's kit was designed around an ATC swap with the theme of The Language of Flowers. So I've designed some collage sheets with small reproductions of some beautiful book covers, title pages and a few postcards. And you don't need to stay with an accurate, Victorian interpretation of the theme (just look at all the colorful artwork by the Design Team!):
1 - The Language of Flowers Collage Sheet
All chosen for your own ATC-sized version of The Language of Flowers.
2 - Flora ATCs Collage Sheet
A lovely mix of 19th century engravings, from illustrations of women as
flowers by JJ Grandville and bouquets from The Language of Flowers.
Note that the 5 bouquets include text naming the flowers in each bouquet
(the choice of flowers in the bouquets being a kind of hidden/coded
3 - The Lovely Garden Collage Sheet
A mix of images from books and ephemera, all with pink roses (or carnations).
Plus the ENTIRE Summer Garden Theme Section is on sale! (now through May 25th, which should give you ample time to gather your supplies for the swap). That's HUGE! (Over 100 items, including New! mulberrry paper flowers, resin flowers, scrapbook papers...) And here's the link if you only want to see the new items.
But you don't need to join the swap to enjoy playing with the goodies in the kit. Speaking of things in the kit, most everything in this month's kit is also available to buy separately (until sold out). See the "We Also Recommend" section at the bottom of this page for links to all the individual components.
The May kit contains:
The Three collage sheets listed above (printed on cardstock)
Modern Romance 6x6 Paper Pad
Each kit contains 6 double-sided sheets from this pad... there are 12 different papers in the pad so you'll get a selection with a range of all the colors and prints in the pad. See the photos of the kit on this page for an idea of the selections. And you can buy the full pad if you fall in love with the prints. See the links below for more info. (Psst... if you want to view all of the items from the Modern Romance Collection — not just those included in the kit — click here.)
Two Modern Romance Mini Floral Bags
Sweet little bags, printed on both sides with flowers. 2-3/4" x 4" (a perfect size for holding an ATC).
One Classic Cameo Button
Not really a button. These are flat on the back... kind of like they meant them to become shank buttons but didn't finish them... makes them easier to use for collage though!
A gorgeous Silk Ribbon Set with 5 different ribbons including the new 1/4 Inch width in Celery color.
A packet of mixed-color mulberry paper flowers/leaves (flat so easy to send back with your swap art without being crushed... flat means they're embossed but not 3D).
All options are postage-paid! USA only.
(That's postage to get the kit to you — not return postage if you're participating in the swap.)
$15 per month
Kits are announced the first weekend of each month. However, if you sign up for a subscription, your kit will have already been mailed to you (generally by the 20th of the previous month).
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 May 16th, the June kit will be your first kit).
Kits from previous months will be available for purchasing until sold out.
If you are participating in the monthly swap, artwork will be due by the last day of the month (so May 31st for the May swap). Note: You do not have to buy the monthly kit to participate in that month's swap (however, the collage sheets & other trims are sold at a discount if purchased in the kit). The Language of Flowers ATC Swap will require using at least one rubber stamp or collage sheet image sold on the Alpha Stamps site, but any collage sheet (or rubber stamp) image is fair game (not just the 3 collage sheets included in the kit).