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    Cat’s Away Day 3: 4 Crowns & Metallic Leaves

    Filed under Art Projects, Cat's Away... 2017, Collage Sheets, Giveaways, Laura Carson, Sale, Winter Crowns Kit

    It’s day THREE of this week of While the Cat’s Away Sales & Giveaways!

    Reminder: Half Price Shipping on ALL orders (for orders shipping to USA) now through Monday night, January 1st! Only $2.95! Plus FREE shipping on orders over $50! More info

    We have a bonus today: not only a FLASH sale and a Giveaway: but also artwork by Design Team Member Laura Carson!

    Oh my… Laura has outdone herself! She has made FOUR crowns, each one in a unique style (see the wide photo below for previews of all 4). AND she includes a video tutorial on her blog post, showing how to make wearable crowns (from simpler paper crowns to more complicated wire-frame crowns).

    Plus Laura created 2 new collage sheets and a related set of digital image files that were used in the Golden Autumn and Ice Queen crowns (upper left lower right corners of the photo).

    I’ll be highlighting one of the crowns in the Giveaway below.

    Read more in Laura’s blog post and/or see everything from her FOUR supply lists (clockwise from upper left):
    - Golden Autumn Crown
    - Elegant Crown
    - Ice Queen Crown
    - Star Crown.
    And check out the Giveaway below, as you could win tons of her supplies!


    Back to today’s FLASH sale: ALL Paper Flowers & Leaves are On Sale at 40% off! (That’s a BIG group – over 120 choices, including some new ones being announced today! See below for highlights of a few I’ve picked out to be included in today’s Giveaway!)

    Speaking of Giveaways, we have the winner to announce from yesterday’s Remnants Giveaway. The winner is Rhonda Sihocky!

    Check your email for info about your prize package!

     Highlights of the Paper Flowers & Leaves Sale  View All

    Flower Stamen - Gold

    Small White Mulberry Paper Lilies
    Small White Mulberry Paper Lilies New!

    Large Pearl Stamen - Grey
    (in Laura's Ice Queen Crown)

    Silver Glittered Leaf Pick
    Silver Glittered Leaf Pick New!

    Hooray! A Star Crown Giveaway! Ok… that name may be a little deceiving. Although I adore the Star Crown (see multiple views below), I’ve also included supplies from each of Laura’s 4 crowns…


    Beside ALL four of the paper flowers/leaves/stamen in that Paper Flowers & Leaves Sale highlight row above and ALL of the supplies for the Star Crown (!), I’ve also included these items:
    - Stitched Leaf Ribbon – Silver (from the Ice Queen Crown, plus the Large Pearl Stamen – Grey in the highlight row)
    - Fancy Gold Dresden Diadem or Crown (from the Elegant Crown)
    - White Pearl Beaded Wire Garland (from the Golden Autumn Crown)
    - Large Pearl Stamen – Gold (from the Golden Autumn Crown)

    AND both of Laura’s new collage sheets!
    - Gold Leaves Collage Sheet
    - Silver Leaves Collage Sheet

    Reminder: Here’s how these While the Cat’s Away DAILY Sales and Giveaways will work: I’ve gathered items around a theme and put together a Giveaway Kit that will be awarded to one lucky person.

    To enter the Star Crown Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY (December 28, 2017) by midnight (PST).

    After midnight I’ll randomly pick the previous day’s winner. So make sure to check back tomorrow to see who won and to see what’s on offer for Day 4 of the Sales & Giveaways!

    More info on the Holiday Closure & Giveaway Rules.

    And please remember: Our offices are now closed. The whole “While the Cat’s Away” theme is ’cause I’m the only one here! For more info about shipping (which will start when the staff are all back on 1/2/18) and the sale in general, please see the While the Cat’s Away…” Daily Giveaways: Year 10! overview page.

    A final note: Even though our offices are closed, orders for DIGITAL Collage Sheets and Digital Images are still fulfilled in real time!

    Posted by Leslie, December 28th, 2017

    63 Responses to “Cat’s Away Day 3: 4 Crowns & Metallic Leaves”

    1. Lisa C. Says:

      Thank you for all these fantastic giveaways and craft ideas!

    2. Kathlene Ford-Walters Says:

      Ah, the leaves are so beautiful. The crown again is just gorgeous. Love all the gold.

    3. Anne Thompson Says:

      I LOVE the crowns!I would so wear one of these! I’ve been gathering supplies for a headband fascinator and there are so many things in today’s post that would be perfect! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

    4. Kim R Says:

      I think all of us ladies deserve to wear a crown!

    5. Barb A Says:

      More fabulous ideas….do the designers ever sleep? Love the star Crown…..

    6. kathleen doyle Says:

      I love the collage sheets and of course I am a princess lol. All of the giveaways are always great.

    7. Margaret D Says:

      I am loving the crowns right now. Especially the Ice Queen crown. I will be checking out Laura Carson’s blog (which I have bookmarked btw) thanks for the chance to win this :)

    8. Nancy O Says:

      Love seeing the items Laura creates, especially her digital images.

    9. Vera Collier Says:

      Very Victorian. Love the crowns.

    10. Emily Dale Says:

      Love all the gold!!

    11. Leanna Alverson Says:

      Beautiful crowns – I love all these “ingredients”!

    12. Teddee Grace Says:

      These crowns are just getting more and more intriguing! I hope I win!

    13. Linda Blakesley Says:

      Oh, my. Such lovely items today. Perhaps this is my lucky day.

    14. marge luttrell Says:

      love gold, love stars….beautiful set today…..

    15. Rhonda Sihocky Says:

      I love Victorian. So pretty.

    16. Nancy E Says:

      Oh, such beautiful offerings today! Just love Laura’s pairings!!!

    17. Ann F. Says:

      I am such a fan of Victorian items. Thank you so much for another fantastic opportunity to win.

    18. Jen R Says:

      Gorgeous crown!

    19. Laurie staffaroni Says:

      Love Victorian, gold, crowns, all so awesome!

    20. Luanne Shoup Says:

      Crown me with a prize!

    21. Kim Lucak Says:

      Lovely! Victorian + gold + crowns = a wonderful giveaway!!!

    22. Barb macaskill Says:

      These are all absolutely stunning but I have to admit that the Ice Queen crown is my favorite! Winning a crown prize package would make me feel like a , well, a QUEEN!
      Thanks for the chance to win this awesome prize!

    23. francine perri Says:

      love all the gold and the leaves and stars. would love to win. thank you

    24. Cherry Koontz Says:

      How could you choose one crown as the best? I can’t!

    25. KIM Says:

      I’ve never made a crown
      A new craft for the coming new year .
      Happy New Year……everyone

    26. Christine S Says:

      Who doesn’t want to be queen? Love the crown supplies!

    27. Nadine Says:

      Love, Love, Love them!

    28. LeAnn Says:

      More amazing crowns!

    29. Sally McNeal Says:

      Another beautiful crown and collection of goodies.

    30. Nancy Anderson-TAylor Says:

      OMG! I want to get everything! The crowns are magnificent.

    31. Laura Says:

      I’m loving all these crowns! The autumn leaves and ice queen are both ones I would love to do my own versions of.

    32. Anne Says:

      I’d love to make a winter icy crown!

    33. Laural Says:

      Who doesn’t love crowns, not me. I want all of them

    34. Lynn Stevens Says:

      I adore Laura’s art. And would love to be included in the drawing.

    35. Rebecca Russell Says:

      I love all your giveaways! They are all so fun, creative and generous! Thank You and God Bless!

    36. Lana Says:

      Elegant and regal, a winning combination.

    37. Melody Says:

      So happy to be a part of the Alphastamps family! I’m always inspired by the showcased artists and their art. Looking forward to another fabulous year!

    38. Maureen Morton Says:

      I just recently found you and I’m crazy for all of this amazing stuff! Can’t wait to get crafty. Laura’s work is a real inspiration, as are all the goodies you stock here. Yay me for finding you!

    39. Sue Young Says:

      Laura does it again! Gorgeous crowns!!!

    40. Kathy Hou Says:

      These are so inspiring!

    41. Leah Fein Says:

      Love this

    42. Sylvia L Says:

      The embellishments are beautiful,& the crowns made with them are exquisite. Seeing this beautiful artwork is the perfect antidote to post-Christmas letdown. Thank you for the chance to win.

    43. Kay W Says:

      Absolutely beautiful!

    44. Karen Mallory Says:

      Great giveaway! I love Laura’s crowns. She does everything so well!

    45. Ginette Says:

      The ice queen crown is beautiful.

    46. Mary Mac Says:

      I love all the beautiful pearls.

    47. Bernadette Ho Says:

      All of the beautiful elements makes me think of luxurious fantasy stories.

    48. Bonnie H Says:

      All the ladies in my Red Hatters Club want crowns…:)…they are wonderful and beautiful and would make anyone feel like a queen. Thank you for your generosity.

    49. Evelyn Says:

      I want to be crowned queen of my domain with this beautiful package!

    50. Judy Goodwin Says:

      I love the tiny leaves and the Dresden stars. Everything is so sweet.

    51. Debra Gibson Says:

      I have been waiting for this contest for a very very long time!! I have always wanted to make a crown but didn’t know how to go about it!? Now I have a chance to win a kit to make my very own! Thank you for the chance to win!!! So excited!!!!!

    52. Kee Ostler Says:

      What delightful crowns! I love Dresden paper. Thanks for the chance to win some lovely goodies. :)

    53. Jennie Ingram Says:

      Loving the crowns!

    54. Catherine Hanson Says:

      I love anything to do with nature and these metallic leaves are absolutely gorgeous!

    55. Debbie S. Says:

      Congrats Rhonda! Love all the goodies.

    56. Deanna Irelan Says:

      New to the site!! I love it!

    57. Kat Cashwell Says:

      Love the purple paper roses & all the fun giveaways!!!!

    58. Cg Says:

      (intro to Abba’s “Dancing Queen”) OMG…I am totally getting into this groove…I can see me moving across the dance floor, crowned with the glory that is Laura’s crowns. Then, I make the mistake of looking in the mirror. Between the hot flashes that sweat my make-up off (making me look like Carrot Top in drag) and the fact I was born without grace or a sense of rhythm…well…ah to Hades with it. I can STILL wear the crowns! (Da da da, young and sweet, feel the heat only seventeeeeeeen)

    59. Verna Says:

      You are the best. What fun! Thank you for the giveaways.

    60. Daphne Says:

      Love these crowns, especially the ice one!

    61. Bonnie Says:

      Just some of my favorite things , I love it, thanks so much for the chance to win .. So fun!

    62. Heather Maxwell Says:

      Silver and gold…silver and gold la la la la… all over my craft table, silver and gold… (sounds better in my head). :)

    63. Janet Turner Says:

      I love this giveaway. Everything is better with silver and gold!