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    Beneath the Sea! New FREE Gift! FLASH SALE on Beach Charms!

    Filed under Art Projects, Beneath the Sea Kit, Giveaways, Rhea Freitag, Sale, Steampunk, Summer/Beach, Teri Calia

    Let’s start summer off right! THREE BIG announcements before the new Beneath the Sea Kit (!) and fun artwork: not only is the Mythology Collage Sheets sale that started on Thursday continuing, but there’s a new FLASH SALE and FREE Gift with ALL Orders!

    ALL of the Mythology Collage Sheets are on sale at 50% off! See the new classical-architecture-inspired dollhouse trims in Thursday’s newsletter for the inspiration for this sale. Note: the sale ends TUESDAY NIGHT, May 31st.

    NEW! 50% off Sale on ALL Sea/Beach Charms through TUESDAY (ends May 31st)! And that includes the New Brass Patina Conch Shell, Seahorse, and Starfish Charms, too! More photos of all the new beachy charms and other embellishments are below.

    AND one more thing: a New Mermaids & Scallop Shells FREE Gift Kit! These kits are FREE for all orders, now through TUESDAY NIGHT, May 31, 2016 (or until the kits are gone)! Learn more about the FREE Gift Kit.

    Beneath the Sea Kit


    The June kit is “Beneath the Sea” with mermaids and treasure chests and sea creatures! I started this kit idea with the combo of steampunk and mermaids from the Graphic45 Voyage Beneath the Sea collection (a couple of which are in this kit: Mermaid Melody and Steampunk Splash).

    Next up: the new Steampunk Seahorse! My own creation! A solid back with an overlay… kind of a Victorian-flourishes-and-steampunk-gears melange. It’s laser cut from sturdy, medium-weight chipboard.

    This kit also includes two collage sheets:
    - New Treasure Chest Trims Collage Sheet (These are sized for the 3″ wide “Mini Kraft Treasure Chests”. These trims, latches, coins, locks (many with skulls) will also work well for other general hardware / steampunk needs. And check out Teri Calia’s adorable mini treasure chest below or on this collage sheet page.)
    - Mermaids #3 Collage Sheet (Includes many mermaids showing their entire bodies (harder to find than you might imagine.) And in nice, small sizes that work well on ATCs.)

    Of course: a new Mini Kraft Treasure Chest to use that new collage sheet with.

    More info, photos and artwork are on the Beneath the Sea Kit page.
     


    To get you inspired to play with the Beneath the Sea Kit, we have samples created by two guests: Rhea Freitag and Teri Calia! Beside the info below, photos of both of the projects are in the Gallery.
     

    Rhea Freitag’s Steampunk Mermaid Box

    Isn’t that beautiful!! Rhea began with the new 3D Treasure Chest: A set of flat, heavy chipboard pieces to make a 3D treasure chest. Double-thick around the top of the lid, to accommodate gluing on metal hinges (or more area for attaching paper hinges).

    Rhea used all 3 sizes of the paper pads from the Voyage Beneath the Sea collection. Then a bunch of images from collage sheets that manage to look more dreamy and inviting than you’d think metal steampunk would be.

    And, of course, real metal embellishments and bunches of dresden borders. Plus some faux gears, from the new 6×6 Gears Texture Sheet.

    See all of the parts in the Steampunk Mermaid Box Supply List. Visit Rhea’s Blog for more details and photos.


    Pirate’s Booty by Teri Calia

    Nicely done! Using a similar color palette as Rhea’s chest, Teri mainly used items from the kit, including a new Mini Kraft Treasure Chest, covered in a dark treasure chest image from the new Treasure Chest Trims Collage Sheet (plus metal chains, a skull and filigree formed into curved handles).

    And that background triptych is simple yet stunning: with mermaids from the new Chipboard Mermaids Miniatures painted black, against paper from the Voyage Beneath the Sea Scrapbook Paper. Plus that new Under the Sea Chipboard Border painted copper as a low fence/border across the front of the enclosed space.

    More info in Teri’s blog. More Design Team artwork using this kit will be added to the Gallery all month.

     
    Hooray for the Beneath the Sea Giveaway!

    Today’s Giveaway starts with… THE NEW KIT:
    Beneath the Sea!

    And then I added a flurry of new chipboard shapes:
    - ALL FOUR new stencils (Octopus, Seahorse, Tall Seaweed, Small Seaweed)
    - Chipboard Mermaids Miniatures
    - Seahorse and Seaweed Set – 4 pieces
    - Coral Chipboard Set – 4 pieces
    - Undersea Steampunk Set

    And one of the Mermaids & Scallop Shells FREE Gift Kits! Whew!

    To enter the Beneath the Sea Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, MONDAY NIGHT, May 30, 2016). AND tell me: What will you make with the Mini Kraft Treasure Chest or Steampunk Seahorse (both in the kit)?

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

    After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via Random.org). So make sure to check back to see who won! And check your mailbox on Thursday morning for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

    Hey, who won the Queen of Hearts Tin Book Giveaway? That would be Barb Macaskill! Congratulations! Check your email for more info.

      
    Posted by Leslie, May 29th, 2016


    62 Responses to “Beneath the Sea! New FREE Gift! FLASH SALE on Beach Charms!”

    1. Phoebe Diamond Says:

      I will either make a pendant for a pearl necklace or a pin using the steampunk seahorse. It looks to be a perfect size for either.

    2. barb macaskill Says:

      OOOOOOOOOOOOO! Where were all of these awesome under the sea goodies when I created my G45 Giant Seashell creation? Here is a link to it: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1140413942677787&set=pb.100001275761024.-2207520000.1464535721.&type=3&theater
      I plan to make a few more projects using this amazing collection so these goodies are on my wish list!!
      I would add an under the sea treasure chest to my seashell (which is 14″ X 16″) with lots of jewels falling out of it!!
      Email sent for winning the Hearts prize package!! So excited! Thank you SO much!! Off to browse the store yet again! Have a great long weekend!

    3. Evelyn Reyes Says:

      Somehow I see these delightful creatures flying, and that is I would do!!

      Thanks,

      And blessings

    4. Kari Gluski Says:

      My daughter loves steampunk and works at a steampunk convention – she would love the mermaid box….

    5. Margaret D Says:

      Ooh! Mermaids! And Steampunk! You can’t go wrong with this one. I have been yearning after the G45 Under the Sea paper for weeks now. Such beautiful colors. I would have to make a Steampunk treasure chest surrounded by guardian mermaids lol! I also love the panels with the mermaids! And I am excited about the free kit so now I have to go shopping!

    6. Verna J Says:

      What a beauty this seahorse!! He would be in a lovely watercolor picture surrounded by lovely kelp of ribbon. Fun! Thanks for the goodies.

    7. Karen Says:

      OMG – love the mermaid goodies. I especially like the sea shells sequins. I have used all mine on the many mermaids that I have made for family and friends. Hope to win, but most like will order more anyway.

    8. Cindy lLister Says:

      I love this theme! Both the treasure chest and seahorse would be a fabulous addition in my Under the Sea lantern I recently created with G45 papers!

    9. Jen R Says:

      Too many options but I am certain I could come up with a project or two or three…

    10. Nadine Says:

      I really want to do an underwater mermaid scene!

    11. Joanne Root Says:

      I love the treasure chest and definitely would make it up as an old, rusted chest recently brought to the surface after being found many fathoms below!

    12. Denise Bryant Says:

      Love this pretty kit! The Mini Kraft Treasure Chest would be a perfect gift box for a special little present to my daughter!

    13. Emily Ann Dale Says:

      I’d make a bracelet with the shell and seahorse charms.

    14. Liane Says:

      LOVE the Mermaid Box and Treasure Chest !!!! Great Giveaway, would love to win !!!!!

      Liane :-)

    15. Ronda Liebert Says:

      I love this set. I would like to make something like the mermaid trunk – it’s beautiful. (I like the triptych, too.)

    16. Eve Watters Says:

      Ssh! It’s a secret! I AM a mermaid, and true to form, I love to make beautiful and interesting things- all day long! With these lovely ingredients, I would make a miniature Mermaid’s Boudoir!

    17. CJ Says:

      I would make a layered 3D scene with the steampunk seahorse goodness. The intricate design of the seahorse is wonderful.

    18. Judith Janes Says:

      Delicious! Love every single thing about the Mermaid Box, and so would my friend Deb in Toronto, a lover of all things mermaid! It would be perfect for her, she’s also a steampunk queen!

    19. acirnep Says:

      A travelling carriage for a mermaid

    20. Luanne Shoup Says:

      We are remodeling our bathroom in Nautical theme. I would love to make a treasure box to go in there. the colors are perfect!

    21. Charlotte Deerborn Says:

      I think I would make something similar to Rhea Freitag’s Steampunk Mermaid Box, but with more steampunk items or maybe I will add Cthulhu to it.

    22. Jacqui Says:

      I’m really a mermaid and need this to make mermaid tins ( hehehe )

    23. carmen g Says:

      I see a variety of shadowbox themes that I would solder glass over to seal for posterity…the seahorse could be used to make a pendant!!

    24. Carolyn Bowlby Says:

      Oh, wow! I am in love with ALL the items in this giveaway. Sure would be happy to be the winner.

    25. Daylan Says:

      I would make a mermaid/pirate display to go along with summer book decorations. Thank you for another opportunity!

    26. Carla Says:

      Would make a steampunk project for the first time!

    27. Karen Mallory Says:

      I think I would make a deep shadow box with everything and have treasure spilling out of the chest with all the mermaids and seahorses looking on!

    28. Laura Says:

      I absolutely love the projects made, this looks so gorgeous and the theme is definitely one I’d like to play with!

    29. Mary Mac Says:

      I am all about steam punk and I love the seahorse.

    30. Jo Says:

      I love all the mermaids and sea creature themes!! Would love to win this giveaway!

    31. Francine perri Says:

      Love everything maybe I would make an under the sea collage

    32. chris v Says:

      What a great kit! I’m thinking up a dollhouse mermaid room that this would fit perfectly into as wall and furniture decorations! Love it!!

    33. Peg Crescenzo Says:

      Oh how exciting! I want to make a magical sea faring trunk!

    34. Lita Says:

      I want all of this! I need to be figuring out an order!

    35. Jean Bullock Says:

      Wow, that is one fabulous kit! I would make a birthday giftbox for my sister out of the little treasure chest for my sister. I don’t know if it is big enough for a giftcard but I would put a money order or some cash in it if it isn’t. She would love that.

    36. Kim Lucak Says:

      Wow, love the under the sea theme – seahorses, coral, etc, fun to make cards, shadowbox, etc!!!! Thank you for the opportunity to enter :) Have a blessed Memorial Day!

    37. Jennifer Jesson Says:

      I love this so much! I have a beautiful mini art quilt with a mermaid scene.

    38. Lori Says:

      Oh this would be so perfect for a scrapbox project I’m working on with photos I have from a aquarium trip. Thank you for the opportunity to win. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

    39. Maggie M Says:

      I’m thinking an under the sea shadow box! I love the pieces in the mermaid kit!

    40. Lana Says:

      what a swimmingly great giveaway!!!!

    41. Victoria Says:

      Oooooh- I love this set! My daughter loves mermaids, I would make a beautiful scene for her.

    42. Carol Slowik Says:

      A gift for my son and “daughter” as they are both avid diver’s. What could be more perfect!

    43. Nancy S Says:

      I will definitely use the Steampunk Seahorse to make a collage for the office manager at the apartment complex where I live. She loves the sea as I do, and since she will be leaving us at the end of July, these products will make a perfect parting gift. I have several things in mind, including a sea scene, and perhaps a keepsake box or chest in which to keep cards from the residents on her retirement. What a wonderful opportunity. Being on limited income, Imdo not get to buy all the treasures I would like, so a win here would help me make a wonderful gift.

    44. Kimberly Barcello Says:

      Every seahorse needs a rider. I will make her one 😊

    45. Maria Says:

      Since I ma a scuba diver, I’ll make scuba scenes. Thank you.

    46. Traci Says:

      Love the sea theme-I would make a under the sea treasure chest. >^..^<

    47. Thalia Kottke Says:

      I adore the steampunk seahorse.

    48. Denise Says:

      I love all the steampunk possibilities! I would make a little underwater garden in a fishbowl!

    49. Julie Benge Says:

      This spring I saw the Mermaid water show (with real mermaids)in Kissimmee, Florida. Been performing since the 50s. Lovely. I would use the kit to scrapbook my trip.

    50. Joan Says:

      Love the idea of combining an under the sea theme with steampunk, add in the G45 papers and it is a real winner.

    51. Diana Bittaker Says:

      So love this under the sea and steampunk idea-I would definitely find a way to have one of the mermaids ride the sea horse! I would like to add a few real shells and gears and be done!!

    52. Michelle Says:

      I would make a wonderful memory box.

    53. Taylor Bryant Says:

      I *love* that steampunk seahorse! I’d love to do a shadow box or maybe even incorporate it onto an embroidery piece. I’m seeing it surrounded by bronze, silver, seafoam green, coral, and a bold ultramarine blue.

    54. Ina M Good Says:

      Being from Florida this is perfect for me to make a beautiful Diorama with and use the chest open with goodies like pearls coins flowing outa treasure chest

    55. KIM Says:

      Don’t know what I’d make ?
      It would sure be great fun thinking of ideas.
      Thanks, Alpha Stamps for the chance to win.

    56. sheila AR Says:

      Summer and Mermaids and G45 Steampunk, Oh My!! Put them together with a splash of Treasure Chest and Johnny Depp and you have an extraordinary adventure…love both our “inspirational items,” and the kit and the giveaway goodies are FABULOUS!!!!!

    57. Lou Anne Says:

      I love the combination of mermaids and steampunk! I would make a fabulous mermaid trunk and I also plan to make my own version of the Steampunk Mermaid Box.

    58. DianeD Says:

      I would have the treasure chest spilling out its treasure over the ocean floor!

    59. Diana Says:

      Steampunk is my fav. Would love to make the sea treasure chest.
      Big thanks for a chance.

    60. Megan Warren Says:

      I am in love with this kit and really love the idea of steampunk under the sea, that seahorse is beautiful and I would love to do some sort of scene with

    61. Helen Potter Says:

      I would make a sweet treasure chest over-flowing with lost pirate booty. The gorgeous steampunk seahorse would keep it safe for the mermaids to enjoy. I will make this scene on a tray to decorate our guest bath. I would add handmade soaps and pillar candles wrapped with burlap ribbons and the shells and charms from the kit. Oh! I love it!

    62. Sandy A Says:

      My friend made a fabulous Mermaid configurations box and I would love to have the goods to make an equally fabulous mermaid themed box and treasure chest to display with her project. And I love to throw steampunk gears on just about everything! Please pick me!