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    NEW Grimm Collage Sheets, Snow White Kit and SALE

    Filed under Art Projects, Collage Sheets, Giveaways, Grimms' Fairy Tales, Kristin Batsel, Sale, Snow White Kit

    What’s New Today? New Kit, Brothers’ Grimm Collage Sheets SALE and Mirror Frames for that Evil Queen!

    Happy New Year! New year, new theme! In honor of the new Snow White Kit, ALL Brothers’ Grimm Fairy Tales Collage Sheets are on sale for 30% off (including the new collage sheets)! That’s over 40 options! Sale ends this Tuesday night, January 3rd! Plus there is new art by Design Team Member Kristin Batsel!


    Snow White Kit

    The new year just seems like a good time for a fairy tale. We had so much fun with the Little Red Riding Hood Kit a couple years ago that another Brothers’ Grimm story seemed like a good option…

    The January kit is Snow White. (Actually, a lot of the new chipboard items being announced this month are more about The Evil Queen (and her mirror — “Mirror, mirror, on the wall…”) than Snow herself…)

    I designed a new set of Fairy Tale Frames Altoid Inserts (a big set, each with 2 options for layered label holders). ONE of the frames (plus its 2 matching label holders) from the new set is in this kit. You can stack up both of the label holders or just use one over the insert (and maybe use the other on the outside of the Altoids Tin cover).

    PLUS a Blank Altoids Tin to use with that chipboard insert!

    This kit also includes TWO new collage sheets!

    Poison Apple Collage Sheet
    More than just the poisoned apple here: also images of the pretty laced bodice that the Evil Queen tried to kill Snow White with before almost succeeding with the apple (the illustrators may have had a bit of confusion over the years, as some images show ribbons or belts instead of a laced bodice… maybe they were trying to show fashions that were in favor at the time they illustrated the story).

    Fairy Tale Titles Collage Sheet
    Lots of options: Snow White, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Red Riding Hood (most of those in German, too) and more generic phrases like “Fairy Tales”, “Enchantment” and “Once Upon a Time.” Plus some by request, specific to Snow White: “Poison Apple” and “Bitch, please!”

    Speaking of text options for the labels: I love that altered tale that Kristin Batsel made (at right)! From Kristin’s blog:

    Snow White had it hard: a wicked stepmother who was so totally consumed with being the fairest of them all that she was willing to do anything to make that happen, including poison apples. Who wants to deal with that?

    Here’s an altered Altoids tin I decorated to celebrate Snow White refusing that bad apple. I used an old image (Snow White with blonde hair!) and a fairy tale insert frame to highlight the scene. Silver tinsel, silver glitter, snowflake sequins and Diamond Dust help to make this look like a frosty scene. Can’t you just imagine Snow White’s refusal: “Bitch, Please!” She is definitely not interested.

    AND the kit includes 1 sheet each of all 12 designs from the Winter Wishes 6×6 Paper Pad (A pretty winter/snowflake themed set… yet with enough woodgrain, pine cones and black to work with the darker themes in the Snow White tale.)

    And there’s even a set of Tiny Mixed Size Flat-Back Pearls in the kit, but I’m running out of space! More info and lots more photos are on the Snow White Kit page.
     

     

    Hooray for the Snow White Kit Plus Giveaway!

    Let’s start with THE NEW KIT! That includes 2 collage sheets, a set of chipboard inserts, an Altoids tin, scrapbook papers and pearls!

    Next: Red Apples (don’t you need a poison apple?)

    Then, these items from Kristin’s Snow White’s Refusal Supply List:
    - 7mm Round Red Cabochons (that Kristin used as an apple)
    - Evil Queens Collage Sheet (Kristin made a clever change by changing the chalice of poison to an apple)
    - Giant Snowflakes – Silver
    - Mini Snowflake Sequin Mix
    - Twig Vine Garland

    Just click this link to see all the items in Kristin’s Supply List.

    To enter the Snow White Kit Plus 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, January 2, 2017)! And tell me: What image would you put in that fairy tale frame in your Altoids tin?

    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 check your mailbox on Thursday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

    Hey, who won the Naughty or Nice Giveaway? (I know… seems ages ago!) That would be Cheryl Lee! Congrats! Check your email for info.

      
    Posted by Leslie, January 1st, 2017


    48 Responses to “NEW Grimm Collage Sheets, Snow White Kit and SALE”

    1. jo Says:

      i would make a set of tarot cards!

    2. Barb A Says:

      Would have to do Sleeping Beauty……so peaceful!

    3. barb macaskill Says:

      I would put the image of the dwarves marching back to the house (or off to work) in the altoids tin behind the Fairy Tale Frame! In my scene they will be marching towards the evil queen to exact their revenge for poisoning the fairest of them all, Snow White! They would force her to take small bites of apples that have been cut up. Some are the poisonous apples some are not. She is playing russian roulette with the apple slices so it is all in HER hands if she dies or not!!
      macaskillbarbara (@) yahoo .com

    4. Sharon Bolmey Says:

      I am loving all the altoid tin projects! I made Halloween ones that turned out adorably and my friends treasure them. Now Snow White and the chipboard frames, I am so excited to play with them. I will be using Snow White and the Evil Queen in my project. Thank you for offering such fun new projects!

    5. Maggie Says:

      I would definitely NOT put an image of the evil queen as the image in the mirror! I would like sleeping beauty to wake and find her image there! Careful, be sure to save those altoids, you may need some if you accidentally consume a poison apple!

    6. Denise Bryant Says:

      The lovely Sleeping Beauty would be the one I’d choose for the frame!

    7. Deanne Says:

      You had me at Bitch, Please!

    8. Lou Anne Says:

      I would have to put the Little Mermaid

    9. Jeanne Kelly Says:

      Those inserts are so cool! I would have to use the baby sleeping beauty surrounded by the fairies and her Mommy. So sweet! I think this would be a great keepsake for someone who is having a baby.

    10. Marilyn Hughes Says:

      I’d use the Sleeping Beauty image from the Fairy Tales Titles collage sheet.

      Great tin!

    11. Jodi Hippler Says:

      Hmmm… The choice is too hard to make just one tin. I’d need to make at least five of them connected together as a filmstrip of the story’s timeline.

    12. Nancy Olsen Says:

      Clueless as to what I would put in tin at this time.

    13. Traci Says:

      The chipboard frames are perfect love the idea of making a mini shadow box with Alice in Wonderland as well as the fancy frames. I am definitely ordering all the chipboard frames. Can’t wait to make something with them. Happy New Year!! >^..^<

    14. Peggy Says:

      Altoid tins yay! And Sniw White even bigger yay! I would have to have the wicked queen and an apple I think. But if the seven little guys are in the collage sheets I may have to have them! This is super wonderful stuff to start the new year with. Thanks for a chance to win :) this is just grand!!!

    15. Tammy briggs Says:

      I would love to make one with Snow White and the forest animals.

    16. Barb J Says:

      I would put Snow White in the frame and decorate it up with the pearls and the snowflakes

    17. Mindy Winchester Says:

      Snow White & Rose Red.. perfect time of year for them!

    18. Jenny j Says:

      I like the idea of using a medieval castle image and making something layered. Maybe a Cinderella as well. Love this cute project! Thanks

    19. Karen Mallory Says:

      Fun give away! I think I would find a picture of the Mad Hatter with the words, ‘We are all mad here’. Seems appropriate for 2017! LOL

    20. Kat Cashwell Says:

      Love this tin! I like the picture with hag giving Snow White the apple! Happy new year!!

    21. Laural Says:

      I adore the Little Red Riding Hood

    22. Abbee Says:

      Can not decide on one they are all so delicious, maybe Cinderella

    23. Diane Dainis Says:

      I would definitely do fairies having a tea party in my altoid tin. Love the inserts.

    24. Barb Raney'Ferrell Says:

      I would use a picture of all my grandchildren and the embellishments,because having my beautiful grandchildren has been like living in a fairytale. They are all smart and full of emagination. And they inspire me. Thank you for giving us a chance to win this grouping!

    25. Kathlene Ford-Walters Says:

      The scene with Snow White, the witch and the black cat. Love the tin frame.

    26. Daylan Says:

      I would put in Snow White and surround it with both snowflakes and apples. Thank you for another opportunity!

    27. Marykay chisum Says:

      So many possibilities!! I may have to make more than one!

    28. lynn legge Says:

      I absolutely adore the altoid insert frames…I want to make all the scenes on the sheet. thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

    29. Randi scholl Says:

      Can’t decide which evil queen, but definitely one of them. So cool.

    30. orianna abels Says:

      I would chose red riding hood.

    31. Kimberly Says:

      Who ever eats the Altoids? – yuck! I only ever buy them for the tins.

    32. Jean Marmo Says:

      Love all things Grimm! So cool! Love the tin!!!

    33. Kee Ostler Says:

      I’ve never made one of these before…it is very intriguing…I think I would go with vintage snow white….

    34. Stacia Says:

      I’d start with the lie that really got the ball rolling – the huntsman with the substitute heart.

    35. Mary Mac Says:

      Would love to do something with Alice in Wonderland.

    36. Winnie Says:

      Snow White , love the winter feel..

    37. Carol Slowik Says:

      Love Snow White. Something off of the poison apple collage sheet!

    38. Patti Hicks Says:

      I am new to these kits. I don’t know how I missed them but I am so excited to have found them now! Can’t wait to get started on the Snow White one. I have so many ideas which is what I think a good kit does…releases the creative juices!

    39. Carol DeLater Says:

      Can’t decide..Any Grimm will do!

    40. Jessica Says:

      The Snow Queen!!!

    41. Jackie P Neal Says:

      Absolutely would go with Rapunzel! She has always been one of my favs from the land of fairy tales!
      Happy New Year to everyone at Alpha Stamps!!

    42. Cheryl Sigler Says:

      The Evil Queen

    43. Michelle Says:

      I would put the evil Queen. Love it.

    44. Rosemarie Grant Says:

      I love the 7 dwarves. I would make a layered mine with them working.

    45. Rose Says:

      I’d put in a picture of the Evil Queen. My daughter is playing this role in an upcoming professional production and this would make a wonderful gift to her! So Excited! I may have to make one for her and one for me!

    46. LeAnn Says:

      The evil queen is my favorite but any one of the pics would look amazing.

    47. Carol Feiner Says:

      My son just took a picture of his dog wearing (knitted)Princess Leia buns, so that will go in the tin in memory of Carrie!

    48. Deborah Taylor Says:

      I would do the story of Repunzel