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    While the Cat’s Away Day 5: Bobby Pin Paper Crowns!

    Filed under Art Projects, Cat's Away... 2017, Giveaways, Newsletters, Nichola Battilana, Sale, Winter Crowns Kit

    It’s day FIVE of this week of While the Cat’s Away Sales & Giveaways! (Technically the final day of the event… but there is a “normal” first-Sunday-of-the-month KIT ANNOUNCEMENT tomorrow!)

    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 Nichola Battilana!

    WOW! Look at how beautiful those crowns are by Nichola! (See the 3 crowns below.) She is calling them Bobby Pin Paper Crowns (to be explained in a sec) but that name belies how rich they look.

    If you’ve followed along with my craft madness for any length of time you will know that I have a thing for crowns… paper crowns… paper crowns with glint and glitter.

    I didn’t make my crowns in the round. I just used the kit template as it was. I figured this would be practical for two reasons: 1) shipping. MUCH easier to ship a flat crown than a round crown. 2) I have friends who claim to have massively large and unusually small heads. I figured leaving the edges free, those friends who have hair could simply keep them in place with bobby pins.

    Well, there you go! Read more in Nichola’s blog post and/or see everything from her supply list.
    And check out the Giveaway below, as you could win EVERYTHING in her supply list!


    Back to today’s FLASH sale: ALL Metallic Dresden are On Sale at 35% off! (Such a fancy group, and rarely on sale! Over 30 choices, including lots used in Nichola’s crowns 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 Oxidation Giveaway. The winner is Linda Blakesley!

    Check your email for info about your prize package (including your custom pick: Nuvo Gilding Flakes – Radiant Gold)!

    Hooray! A French Crowns Giveaway! Wow… this one is so purdy…

    In addition to EVERYTHING in Nichola’s supply list (Really… you must click on that link to see all the pretties — I picked out 4 as examples of the cuteness, see the bottom of this Giveaway section), I’m adding ALL four of the gold Dresden trims in that Metallic Dresden Sale highlight row above (I specifically picked out some NOT used by Nichola so you’ll have even more options) and:

    - That new French Flea Market 12×12 Collection Kit (shown at right). I went looking for something French themed (I didn’t turn up anything as regal as Nichola’s color palette, but there are some dang cute prints in this set… and it’s on sale)!

    - ALL FOUR of the 12″ x 12″ scrapbook papers in the second row of the Highlights of the Scrapbook Paper Sale section above… I know, too much to take in. So I took a screenshot of which ones I’m referring to (repeated below in miniature). Just scroll up to the “Highlights of the Scrapbook Paper Sale” subhead for more info. Note: all 4 of these are on sale, too!

    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 French Crowns Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY (December 30, 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 the new kit (and more artwork!) and a new Giveaway!

    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 30th, 2017

    49 Responses to “While the Cat’s Away Day 5: Bobby Pin Paper Crowns!”

    1. Ann F. Says:

      Winning this giveaway would make me feel like a Queen!!!!

    2. Victoria Sturdevant Says:

      Crowns are my thing! I always need more for myself and to share with my “royal” friends.

    3. Cg Says:

      Either I WIN this package, or I will BUY it. So there. Guess I showed YOU who the bad mamma.jamma is around these parts.

      Wait a minute….

    4. Peg Dolan Says:

      More crowns! I saw Nichola’s bobby pin crowns on her blog last night and fell in love. I think crowns are gonna be my thing for awhile. So much fun!

    5. Julie Byler Says:

      Lovely! I am sure I would feel like a queen even though I am only the milliner. Happy New Year!

    6. Teddee Grace Says:

      Each day I think they can’t get any better…but they do!

    7. Ina Good Says:

      I love Paris,crowns,Marie Bobbie pins so much fun even crowns on my birdies!!!

    8. Nadine Says:

      Thank You for all the giveaways!

    9. Gina Goodling Says:

      Let’s make everyone royalty by making beautiful crowns! Gorgeous works of art!

    10. Kim Lucak Says:

      Beautiful crowns!!! Love the colors and Paris :) Excited!!!!

    11. Nancy O Says:

      Wonderful selection of Dresden in this giveaway. I see 4 crowns for 4 little princesses….

    12. Debbie S. Says:

      Congrats to Linda! Lovely give away. Thanks

    13. Kay W Says:

      The crowns are beautiful!

    14. Sara H. Says:

      These are very pretty! Again, these crowns and supplies are a little out of my comfort zone, so I’d love to give them a go!

    15. Verna Says:

      Wow! The new French Flea Market paper is beautiful. And so are the crowns. Thanks for the inspiration!

    16. Emily Dale Says:

      Love the crowns!!

    17. Vera Collier Says:

      Loving the French Flea Market paper!

    18. Kim R Says:

      Everyone deserves to wear a crown at least once!

    19. Sue Young Says:

      Love love love these crowns!!

    20. Lou Conaway Says:

      I’m tossing my crown in on this drawing, one of my everyday crowns, not a special occasion one. Those I save for events of state in my realm, like the official New Years Eve Bonfire. A special crown looks wonderful in the firelight. Even the crown sized for the royal canine is beautiful. As a prized member of the palace guard, he requires a crown. Besides, with 15 lbs of snark and bad attitude, no one could deny him either a crown or a Milk Bone.

    21. Laural Says:

      I could use a crown, it’s my 62nd Birthday!

    22. KIM Says:

      Great giveaway .

    23. Bernadette Ho Says:

      Love the Dresden borders. So regal!

    24. Deanne Says:

      I’m a Dresden Queen and this kit would allow my to create a fitting crown for myself!

    25. Kat Cashwell Says:

      Love the crowns !!! The colors are beautiful !!

    26. Barb macaskill Says:

      All these crowns are lovely but would look even prettier when my friends and family (especially my 5 year old granddaughter) are wearing them! LOL she has all the necessary characteristics to be a real Princess. She is kind, cares about others, beautiful inside and out, loves to wear frilly and elegant dresses, knows how to curtsy, is kind to all living things (yes, even to spiders although she hates them), shares and always tries to see the positive side of everything!
      We would have lots of fun making these crowns if we win! TFS! 🤞✨🤞✨🤞

    27. Bonnie Says:

      This stuff looks so fun.. Lots of possibilities, and I always love crowns. Thanks for the chance to win:)


      Love the crowns…very pretty.

    29. michele s Says:

      I’m so impressed by the crowns, wow! and the Metallics on sale, yummy! thanks for another great day of goodies! xo

    30. Barb A Says:

      What a wonderful giveaway, all the glamour, gold and glitter. So generous of you to give such a great package of goodies to end a year and start a new one!

    31. Kathy Hou Says:

      Nice choice for the giveaway!

    32. Mary Mac Says:

      Great for altered art pieces.

    33. Nancy E Says:

      Yes, please!! What lady doesn’t need her own crown. Tea taste so much better when you have your crown on!

    34. Jeri Says:

      What woman doesn’t need a crown? or four!

    35. Jen R Says:

      Oh my gosh! Wouldn’t these be fab for a tea party?

    36. Lynn Stevens Says:

      Loving all the beautiful crowns this week.

    37. chark Says:

      what lovely projects! what a talented dt you have! I’m thinking a crown for my 50th bday is almost essential :)

    38. Sally McNeal Says:

      More regal shine. So pretty.

    39. Lana Says:

      This made my knees buckle. 100% Gorgeous, elegant and stately.

    40. Kathlene Ford-Walters Says:

      Love the crowns. We’re all royalty really.

    41. Luanne Shoup Says:

      To be clear, to everyone in the house, “I am the Queen!”

    42. orianna abels Says:

      I like the way the pins give the project dimension .

    43. Jennie Ingram Says:

      I’d love to make myself an ‘everyday’ crown, for those days I don’t want to get the heavier jewels out of the vault.

    44. Janet Turner Says:

      I really love when the cat’s away. You’ve give me so many great ideas that I can’t wait to get started.

    45. Christine S Says:

      If it shines or sparkles, I can’t resist it!!

    46. Bonnie H Says:

      I am now addicted to crowns. Is there an app for that or a twelve step program? They are lovely and so feminine. Time for a tea party or a queen for a day program.

    47. Sheila AR Says:

      Loving the crowns! Crown making Hen party 😁

    48. Karen Mallory Says:

      I am loving all these crowns! I have three dolls that already have crowns and now more of them want crowns! LOL I already have an order in with the Dresden crowns! Maybe more Dresden today!

    49. Denise Bryant Says:

      Looks like a fun kit! I’d wear it!