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!)
Not quite Halloween, but edging closer: our August kit is Little Red Riding Hood — with some scary wolves and dark forests. The Brothers' Grimm Fairy Tales always seemed like good Halloween ghost stories to me. (Originally Children's and Household Tales, the collection of German-origin fairy tales was first published in 1812 by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm.)
(Learn more about this tale in the The Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales article.)
I'm including FOUR collage sheets in the kit (and all are On Sale! in case you'd like to buy them separately):
New! What Big Eyes You Have Collage Sheet (I love that image of the terrified little girl (see a photo below)... plus this sheet has some good text phrases to include in a collage, like "What big eyes you have!" and "Wicked".)
New! Meeting the Wolf Collage Sheet (Some really dark, foreboding forests in this one; plus those snarling wolves...)
New! Oh Grannie Dear Collage Sheet (I love the stylized text in these old books!)
Red Riding Hood #1 Collage Sheet (An older sheet but the colors and images are perfect in this mix.)
The kit also includes:
- A 6x6 sheet of the New and On Sale! Color Me Ebony Nostalgia Flowers and Lace Scrapbook Paper (that includes a leaf and flower border perfect for cutting out and using to trim the edge of a card or small collage — and it's a varnished paper so you can easily color the pattern while leaving the black lines black)
- 6x6 sheets of An Eerie Tale Run and Hide and Unsolved Mystery Scrapbook Papers
- Some Tiny Green Leaf Garland (perfect for some leafy trim around grandma's house in the woods)
- Some of the New and On Sale! Mixed Red Tiny Paper Roses
- And two 8x8 sheets of moody, distressed calligraphy paper (not available separately).
While I'm explaining what's 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, below, for links/pics.
And new this month: as the Design Team often receives a wider group of products to play with around the monthly themes, I've gathered together everything they received (beyond what's in the regular August kit) and I've put together a Little Red Riding Hood Add-On Kit. So if you want more papers, collage sheets (including one more new Red Riding Hood collage sheet) and those cool die-cut chipboard trees with one click, here's your chance.
If you're reading this on August 3rd or 4th, scoot over to the blog and see what's in today's Giveaway that includes this kit and the add-on kit!
Hey, there are even more goodies that would be fun trims for this kit (and some brand new Tim Holtz vellum papers!), so regardless of entering the Giveaway, I'd recommended checking out the blog post.
And, in honor of this month's theme, I've put the ENTIRE Brothers' Grimm Collage Sheets Section On Sale! (And that also includes the FOUR collage sheets in the kit!) Catch it quick as the sale ends August 21st.
And did you see that Grandma's House artwork (at left) by Design Team Member Kristin Batsel? Kristin is a wonder — and I am so glad she provided a tutorial for all those inventive details like the tiny hand-made stonework made from an egg carton! Read more on Kristin's blog.
In addition to the parts from this kit, the main thing Kristin added is a Votive House Shrine Kit. Under all those cobblestones (and the sand paper shingled roof) is a little masonite shrine! And it's On Sale!
Note: artwork by more Design Team Members (using this kit) will be added throughout the month (so check back on this page or sign up for the Alpha Stamps Newsletter).
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 August 16th, the September kit will be your first kit).
Kits from previous months will be available for purchasing until sold out.
And remember, here's a link to everything in this month's kit that is also available to buy separately. More coordinating goodies are listed on the blog post annnouncing this kit.
And, don't forget the Little Red Riding Hood Add-On Kit!