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    New Halloween Art, plus 2 big sales – and Half Price Shipping!

    Filed under Giveaways, Halloween, Newsletters, Sale, Teri Calia, Tutorials

    Note: as this is a holiday weekend here in the US: 1/2 off shipping! YES! Now through Wednesday night (March 31, 2017) shipping will only cost $2.95 for orders over $50! Plus shipping is always free on orders over $100! (Both prices for orders only in the USA.)

    New FREE GIFT with All Orders through Monday, May 29th (Memorial Day)!

    Spider Web FREE Gift Kit! I was inspired by Teri Calia’s new artwork, and put together this little spider web-themed kit! It includes mini sheets of FIVE Scrapbook papers (four at that link, 1 custom, and all on sale — see below), plus a snip of the Tim Holtz Jute String – Halloween (which is on clearance sale) and 2 spider webs: Antique Brass Spider Web and Chipboard Corner Spider Webs.

    TWO Related Sales! The Catnip Designs Collage Sheets AND ALL Scrapbook Paper (Single Sheets) are on sale for 50% off!

    Wow! Yes, this is the first time that all collage sheets designed by Teri Calia aka: Catnip Designs Collage Sheets are on sale! The collage sheet sale sale ends MONDAY night, May 29th!

    Over 200 sheets to choose from! Go see!

    Plus ALL Scrapbook Paper (Single Sheets) are 50% off – Through Wednesday night, May 31st! Woohoo! That is a lot of paper to choose from. A couple are in the new gift kit (above) and another new one (shown below and also used in Teri’s artwork) is included, too. Over 200 options! Go check ‘em out!
     


    I *may* have been badgering Teri to show/explain how to use the glass that comes with the frame in the Small Frame Shadowbox AND still have a way to get back into the shrine (in case some little prop falls down, or you change your mind)…

    So we have adorable (and easy) Halloween artwork AND a tutorial on using Red Liner Tape and Velcro to use the glass and keep the inside space accessible! The glass helps keep the dust off projects (or cat’s paws out in some cases).

    I am going to show you how to keep the glass in your shadowbox while making it open and close on command ;)

    I like to have the glass there to keep the dust out and having the frame front removable, makes it reusable as a display box if you don’t permanently glue the displayed pieces into the box.

    To permanently affix the glass inside the frame, I ran a strip of Super Sticky Red Liner Tape all the way around the inside ledge of the frame (where the glass usually sits). Remove the red backing, clean the glass, then adhere to the red liner tape. Simple and effective!

    See below (3 photos in a wide row) for a preview of the steps. Or check out Teri’s blog post for more info and photos. And scroll down to enter the Giveaway drawing and you could win EVERYTHING from Teri’s supply list (including that new hissing black cat shown at left)!


     

     
    Hooray for the Spiderweb Shadowbox Giveaway!

    Yes, I said it! EVERYTHING in Teri’s Spiderweb Halloween Shadowbox Supply List is included in today’s Giveaway!

    I’m only highlighting a few of the 14 spiffy items in the supply list/Giveaway via the photos:
    - Halloween Labels Collage Sheetpart of the collage sheet sale!
    Tim Holtz Materialize 8×8 Paper Stash
    Miniature Rustic Brooms

    Just click on this Supply List link for photos and links to everything in Teri’s artwork, which is also all of the Giveaway items!

    And I’m also including one of the Spider Web FREE Gift Kits! (Psst! It includes one of the Chipboard Corner Spider Webs Teri used in her artwork.)

    To enter the Spiderweb Shadowbox 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, FRIDAY, May 26, 2017)!

    And tell me: What will you make with your Small Frame Shadowbox? And what kind of project would you replace the inside of your shadowbox with (if you use Velcro to make a removable frame)?

    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 Sunday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

    Hey, who won the Pocket Affirmation Tin Giveaway? That would be Laural! Congratulations! Check your email for more info.

      
    Posted by Leslie, May 25th, 2017


    47 Responses to “New Halloween Art, plus 2 big sales – and Half Price Shipping!”

    1. Rhonda Sihocky Says:

      I was probably do a very similar scene.

    2. Emily N. Says:

      I’d make a circus scene.

    3. Debbi Decker Says:

      Wow! Love that shadowbox. If I were to do this, I would do a “seasonal” Halloween Skelly Box, using the velcro method to open and insert/remove things like a small Christmas Tree or give the skelly a new hat at St. Paddy’s day, etc. It could sit out all year long (not that it would not anyway!

    4. Carla Says:

      Love this shadow box and the Halloween theme!

    5. Denise Bryant Says:

      I would *love* to create a fun Halloween scene in the shadowbox! I have a few fun trinkets I’ve collected, and some of your awesome pieces to tie in with them would be fabulous!

    6. Kat Cashwell Says:

      Love this shadow box! I would definitely make scary box, but maybe change my skeleton for each season!

    7. Gail Says:

      Amazing ideas again! Love Halloween, so I am so inspired. Thank you.

    8. Traci Says:

      l love the shadow box-shabby chic. The miniatures are so cute so I would make a cabinet for miniatures-sure wish they were less expensive. >^..^<

    9. Francine perri Says:

      I love Halloween I would make a scary scene and add it to a 3D collage thank you

    10. Michelle Says:

      I love this! Halloween is my favorite!! Making halloween spooky scenes is one of my favorite things to do. I do have others as well but Halloween is tops. So I would make a spooky halloween scene.

    11. Birgit Says:

      I would definitely make a Halloween scene, too — maybe with a witchy twist.

    12. Laura B Says:

      I think I’d turn the shadowbox glass side up, add some wood trim and some long turned wood legs and turn it into a display side table for a doll. The inside would get a variety of souvenirs. The outside would get the wood trim and a knob or handle to simulate a drawer.
      The other materials would make great accents for a small-scale diorama I’ve been working on.

    13. Barb macaskill Says:

      Congratulations Laura! Enjoy your goodies!
      I think I would use Velcro and do a miniature faerie scene that would be changed at the beginning of each Season. With just a few changes it would go from Spring to Summer until each season passes and we are back to Spring again! This would b a great display piece on the mantle shelf in ,my living room!
      Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win this awesome giveaway! Have a great week and see you Sunday!

    14. Kimberly Says:

      Never too early to start on Halloween! I love the scaredy cat 😱

    15. Lou Anne Says:

      I’m make a Halloween Scene and maybe a Christmas scene to velcro in.

    16. Dianna Says:

      I love this shadow box! I would love to have this shadowbox! I would change the miniatures inside through out the year for the different seasons. Halloween is one of my favorite time to decorate, I still like to be able to switch the miniatures out for other seasons and holidays.

    17. Bonnie Says:

      I would make a Halloween scene.
      I love this idea!

    18. Barb J Says:

      This shadow box screams Halloween to me! Love it and all the things available to make it very enchanting!

    19. Sue Young Says:

      Ooh! This would look great next to my Witch’s Apothdcary from a few years ago!!

    20. Rise St Arno Says:

      Vintage inspired scene.

    21. Laural Says:

      A Christmas Box with vintage children’s toys

    22. K Toews Says:

      I’m thinking of a voodoo doll/poison scene with that great wallpaper

    23. Jean marmo Says:

      I hate spiders but love those little webs. Such a freaky, fun shadow box.

    24. Jennie Ingram Says:

      Maybe a fairy tearoom…

    25. Susan S Says:

      Wow. I had the same idea as Barb -a fairy scene. I think I would like to do one with a fairy door that changes with the seasons. OR I have a small pumpkin with a miniature graveyard scene – it could use an expansion/companion – lots of spirits floating around.

    26. Lynne Says:

      I would make a Halloween theme shadow box because I’m addicted to magician/wizard/witch scenes.

    27. Randi Says:

      I would like to make a little tribute to my grandmother. I’d just use the Velcro back to change stuff out until I decide to go to something else.

    28. Mary Mac Says:

      I would love to make a summer garden.

    29. Karen Mallory Says:

      I love Halloween so it would definitely be a Halloween shadow box. The black cat is great. I would have to get some more of them and add a fence where all the cats would be hissing at each other!

    30. Marilyn Ray Says:

      I would make a fairy tale inspired scene randomly changing fairy tales when the whim hits me. One time Hansel and Gretel. Next maybe The Three Billy Goats Gruff. (That one has always been a favorite of mine.)

    31. Jen R Says:

      I have to go with a Halloween theme.. It’s always time for Halloween!

    32. LeAnn Says:

      I would make various interchangeable Halloween scenes.

    33. Janet T Says:

      I love this craft. The velcro frame idea is great. I would love to make a Day of the Dead themes shadowbox. Thanks for the great ideas!

    34. Jo Says:

      I would definitely make a Halloween scene – one with pumpkins and black cats and maybe a primitive scarecrow! Love this post!

    35. Gail S. Says:

      Love the idea of the glass front. My shadow box would be either a Halloween or Christmas scene.

    36. Nancy O Says:

      Since I’m always being accused of being a witch, I would do a seasonal altar box that could be changed for each of the major and minor solstice celebrations.

    37. Phoebe Diamond Says:

      If I did the velcro system I would make an ever-changing valentine box for my sweetie.

    38. Susan Says:

      OMG are you kidding me? LOVE!!!!! I might add a small bottle of poison and silver spiders.

    39. Maria B Says:

      I think if I ever made such a cool box, it would have to remain for all eternity.

    40. Roe Says:

      Of course I’d have to make a Halloween scene and switch it out with a Christmas one.

    41. Jeri Says:

      Halloween is my favorite! Would love to win.

    42. Thalia Kottke Says:

      A tribute to Poe.

    43. Carol Slowik Says:

      I would decorate mine with some “odd” children trick or treater’s! It would have to be permanent for sure.

    44. Sheramy Barry Says:

      I would do seasonal scenes, with the skelly and cat as an odd couple drawn to various entertainments. So the cat would hate the beach, but had to be the one who figured out how to get themselves on the bus, in disguise.

    45. Nancy E Says:

      I think I’d create a fairy witch!

    46. Ann Says:

      I am a Halloween FREAK…must have been a witch in an earlier life! Love Halloween projects. Christmas is my second favorite holiday, so would replace with a Christmas theme…or just buy a second set for that.

    47. Kitty T Says:

      I’ve been wanting to showcase a newly completed piece from Prima’s Relics and Artifacts line…i think this box would be perfect!