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    FOUR New Amour Kits (Valentine Paper Theatres)

    Filed under Amour Kit, Giveaways, Kristin Batsel, Paper Dolls/Theatres, Shannon Cooper, Tristan Robin Blakeman


    The theme for January’s kit is Amour (Valentine Paper Theatres). Although the scrapbook papers in this kit were made for Valentine’s Day, with their bold graphics (and French themed icons), I think they’ll be useful far beyond February 14th.

    Note: I’m trying something new this month and have made FOUR smaller kits (the main kit plus THREE add-on kits):
    - Amour Add-On Kit
    - Cirque Facade Theatre Add-On Kit
    - Theatre Francais Facade Add-On Kit

    Back to what is in this kit, let’s start with an item that’s back in stock after a long while: Square Shrine – Gatefold. It’s made of 3 pieces of sturdy chipboard, made to be “hinged” together (just with paper tape… or metal hinges if you’re ambitious) to make a simple shrine. There are many collage sheets with images sized to fit this little shrine, and THREE new ones are in this kit:
    - Square Shadowbox Curtains – Red Collage Sheet
    - Gatefold Square Shrine Curtains Collage Sheet
    - Gatefold Shrine B&W Elements Collage Sheet

    Check out that adorable House of Alice Theatre by Shannon Cooper! It is such a creative piece (creative for the recipient, too, as it has multiple scenes that can be dropped into the theatre through a slot Shannon left open in the top).

    And i love that there’s a tiny teacup in place of a rose in the bouquet on the header. Here’s a link to Shannon’s Supply List. And read more (and see more photos) on her blog.

    Note: There are photos of paper theatres by THREE Design Team Members in the Gallery (and more will be added during January). Be sure to read the other two posts, too:

    - Kristin Batsel’s Zebra Circus Wagon (that clever girl used the new Square Shrine Shadowbox upside down so the header is a base for the wheels). And here’s Kristin’s Supply List.

    - Tristan Robin Blakeman’s Miniature Faerie Theatre (such a lovely piece that I built the Theatre Francais Facade Add-On Kit around Tristan’s supply list!)

    Preview pics are below but all 3 projects today are spectacular!


     

      
    Posted by Leslie, January 3rd, 2016


    69 Responses to “FOUR New Amour Kits (Valentine Paper Theatres)”

    1. francine perri Says:

      What great items I would love to make a diorama with these. Thanks for the chance!!

    2. Lana Says:

      I would have to make some ATC cards.

    3. Dawn Says:

      Love this giveaway! I would make a French themed diorama including opera, theatre, and ballet with fairies as the players.

    4. Nancy S Says:

      Love all the papers. Would be great to make some type of diorama or theatre with these papers and embellish them with laces, pearl, etc.

    5. Winnie Says:

      Very nice, I would make something bright and cheery. Something to make you smile this time of year!

    6. Jane Says:

      So many choices! So difficult! I am torn between making a French theatre for a friend in Paris who is getting over a broken heart, and doing a scene from Hamlet. For my friend, I would not make a ‘Je t’aime’ theatre, but one dedicated to the wonderfulness of HER, with the scene reflecting all the exciting facets of her life.

    7. Barbara Anderson Says:

      Hum…I have wheels here just waiting to be on a circus wagon, or maybe a rolling
      theater or puppet show. Then there are the Artist Trading cards, Valentine
      cards, birthday cards, scrap booking….the list goes on & on!!

    8. Bonnie Baity Says:

      “Felines in Footlights” would make a great headliner for a drama with a cat cast!

    9. Jean marmo Says:

      i would use the French theme to make a special one of a kind gift for my twin sister’s birthday next month. She lived Paris and I could create a wonderful diorama or some thug for her.

    10. Peg D Says:

      Love love love is in the air? Love
      Shannon Cooper’s House of Alice and love the give-a-way! There is a lot of ATC fodder here too!Those add on kits are great :)

    11. Donna Says:

      These are so pretty! Would love to use them in my scrapbook and for cards!!

    12. Kris Martinez Says:

      What a give-away! Love the circus wagon but I think my daughter would love it with an elephant.

    13. Kristie N Says:

      I love the Circus Facade. I have several Paper Theaters ready to put together. The circus would be a great addition.

    14. Holly Says:

      I’d love to try to make the circus wagon in the picture.

    15. Emily Ann Says:

      I would make a valentine for my husband.

    16. Ronda Liebert Says:

      These I love – so beautiful. I would make them and enjoy them!

    17. Barb Striethorst Says:

      Our honeymoon was in Paris. A scene to commemorate that!

    18. Lou Anne Says:

      These are fabulous! I would make a special valentine diorama for my boyfriend.

    19. Kim Lucak Says:

      Love Paris!!! Beautiful papers, this would be fun to put together :)

    20. Hedgehogi Says:

      This is beautiful. I would make something for my sister. She loves the circus.

    21. Kat Cashwell Says:

      These are awesome ! What fun you could have with these! Thanks for all the great ideas!

    22. Debra Gibson Says:

      A very french theme with lots of valentine hearts with lots of pretty lace and pearls!!!! What a fantastic giveaway!! Thank you Alpha Stamps for the chance to win!!

    23. MaggieM Says:

      So many choices! I would make a Parisian theater/diorama for sure (for my little grand daughter’s French collection), a store front with Parisian bakery items, and maybe a little girl’s closet…terrific giveaway!

    24. Michele Says:

      My Christmas gift this year was a beautiful five year old granddaughter!
      I think these would be an excellent choice for our first crafting projects together. Fingers crossed

    25. Anne Green Says:

      I would make a Parisian theatre and lots of ATCs and, and, and, … oh, so many things. I would be in paper heaven with all of these things.

    26. Andrew Francesconi Says:

      I would definitely make several circus wagons and a Valentine themed theater. This is a beautiful Giveaway.

    27. Karen Mallory Says:

      Fabulous!! Of course I would have to make all three theaters!

    28. marykay chisum Says:

      Love love LOVE the circus wagon!

    29. Laural Says:

      An ideal kit for the start of a New Year!
      Adventures to play out in front of us

    30. Rosemarie Grant Says:

      I would make the theater with circus performers. I would make it on wheels as if it were part of the train.

      rag@mtaonline.net

    31. Jen R Says:

      I would certainly make a circus one. Maybe put them all on a rotating tray.

    32. Kimberly Darwin Says:

      I want to make an entire train of theatres!

    33. Crystal S Says:

      Such a gracious and generous giveaway! I’m inspired to make Valentine diorama for a longtime pen pal

    34. Peg Says:

      Love all the kits and possibilities.

    35. Traci Says:

      WOW!! I love all the theatres they are all fantastic but Shannon’s is my fav-love Alice in Wonderland. >^..^<

    36. Marilyn H Says:

      Love the theatre samples. I would have to make some kind of theatre, of course, but not sure what kind. I have circus stuff, so maybe that.

    37. Luanne Shoup Says:

      Oh my goodness. Just today I put all of my Christmas decorations away, and put out my vintage Valentine’s out for display. You are right on que!

    38. Kay W Says:

      So amazing — I would make a Parisian theater scene.

    39. Mary Helene Says:

      Love the Eiffel collage papers.

    40. Michelle Says:

      A theater of love.

      Or a theater of sadness.

      Sad clowns have been on my mind. They have no setting as of yet.

    41. barb macaskill Says:

      A happy day!! What a fun prize package!! I am thinking that I would build a circus train if I was the lucky winner!! All of the animals in my circus will be mythological creatures!! Unicorns, Pegasus, Cyclops, dragons, Jackalopes and maybe even a couple of Cheshire cats! I can think of lots of different animals that would live in a Fairy Circus! Thanks for the chance to make it come to life! Happy New Year!

    42. Charlotte Deerborn Says:

      I would use some of the items for my circus themed project I have been collecting for, and I would make a theater with can-can dancers like Paris sent over here to New York in 1866 for our theater enjoyment.

    43. Eve Watters Says:

      These are all so terrific
      I think I can smile
      And lean back and dream up
      How to use them in style!

    44. Patricia Says:

      These are so creative.

    45. Ginette Says:

      If I don’t answer the phone I’ll be at the circus. Hope to see you there.

    46. SOKAT Says:

      I really like the vintage circus theme. with a new baby joining our family, I am thinking of creating a train of themed circus characters that highlight family photos

    47. Carolyn Bowlby Says:

      I would work these into an altered book.

    48. Jackie Barth Says:

      A fantastic giveaway – I would make all of them!

    49. Christine V Says:

      I make a lot of shrines to saints, but with these January kits for shrines, well, I would make some, shall we say, “irreverent” shrines!

    50. Laurie Davis Says:

      Oh my! The best give away yet!!

    51. Lori D. Says:

      I would make a Moulin Rouge Theatre Extravaganza! Thanks for the opportunity to win. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

    52. MICHELLE TOOPS Says:

      I would so love to win this!I would try to make some kind of Valentine or romantic themed display.

    53. Karen Says:

      What a wonderful collection of papers and etc. As I look at them, I feel that in order to really do them justice, I would have to let them do the “talking.” Sometimes it takes some time to create the best project for the giveaway, but here’s hoping I am very lucky!

    54. Elizabeth H. Says:

      I love all the items. I would make a Valentine’s Day scene.

    55. Sharon McDonagh Says:

      With such a generous giveaway, the recipient would simply have to share the wealth! My sister’s birthday is this month, so she’d be getting a gift out of all these inspiring materials!

    56. April Dudko Says:

      Been longing to make a fairy theater or Marie and her court. Beautiful papers and minis!

    57. Leanna Alverson Says:

      I love fairies but I think I’d have to make the circus one for my sister with an elephant. She loves elephants!

    58. Jennie Says:

      Ooooohhh! Speaking as trained costumes & scenic designer, I’d totally have to make a miniature of an 18th century theatre, with some mini versions of their fantastic special effects, a la the theatre scenes in the Adventures of Baron Munchausen. (If you haven’t seen it, you NEED to!) All I can think when I see this is the line where the theatre troupe’s manager stars yelling “The waves! The waves!” to get the crew to turn the cranks and make the scene change.

    59. Jackie P Neal Says:

      OMGosh ! I believe I would either make something with Alice, or fairies! After visiting Tristan’s blog and seeing his incredible Nutcracker stage- well, I am just so inspired!!

    60. Ina Good Says:

      I would make an alice in Wonderland theater

    61. Kim Rayko Says:

      OMG! Thee are so cool! My daughter just had twins, so I would make House of Heart baby theaters!

    62. LeAnn Says:

      I really love the circus theme. I would most likely make mine similar to those of Tristan and Kristin.

    63. Denise Bryant Says:

      I’d make lots of fun cards!

    64. Linda Marie Says:

      Would love to make something with an old world feel!

    65. Carol Feiner Says:

      Yay! Paper theaters are back! One of my favorite things to make. Something Frenchy this time, I think…

    66. Tanya Says:

      Fun, fun, fun! I think a Moulin Rouge themed theater would be great!

    67. carmen g Says:

      I will make a Moulin Rouge…complete with a gorgeous performer on a swing and Latrec lurking in the background! OH…and a couple of (empty) bottles of Absinthe lying around. BTW…I just getting ready to hit submit and see the comment above mine mentioned Moulin Rouge too!!! WOW! Great…or insane…minds think alike!! LOL

    68. teri steele Says:

      I have been tossing ideas around for a calliope theater on wheels for awhile now. These theaters today got me thinking in that direction again.

    69. Anneke Says:

      I’ve been collecting vintage items, toys etc. to make a circus diorama but I love Kristen’s wagon idea!