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    New Kit for Valentine’s Day!

    Filed under Collage Sheets, Giveaways, Newsletters, Pink Valentine Theatre Kit, Rhonda Secrist Thomas, Sale, Teri Calia

    Pink Valentine Theatre Kit

    Oh, this is fun! Not only a new kit (with lots of color and pretty papers) but tons of new collage sheets — and paper theatres to play with!

    There is a new Punch & Judy Theatre being announced today (not in the kit, but everything in the kit coordinates with that new theatre). The chipboard facade in the kit can be used alone or with the new theatre (and wait till you see the fabulous artwork today)!

    There are THREE beautiful (big, 12″ x 12″) scrapbook papers in the kit. Lovely patterns that work well as backgrounds, plus each sheet has a focal that could be the center of a card or a collage. Nice, heavy sheets, too.

    New collage sheets! One of FIVE new collage sheets designed for making paper theatres is included in this kit! Pink Children’s Theatre includes a big facade image, curtains, and a few characters… all sized to fit the Punch & Judy Theatre (the characters are each approx. 2-1/2″ tall). The facade image is sized to fit the entire front of the Peaked Roof Theatre Facade (which is also included in the kit).

    This kit is bursting with embellishments, too! Beside those rhinestone hearts and stars (in my hand in the photo above), see below for a better photo of all the Dresden borders! 2 styles in 3 colors = 6 different borders!.

    More info about the new kit is on the Pink Valentine Theatre Kit page. And remember to scroll down to the Giveaway on this page for a chance to win a kit plus lots of extras! Plus between here and there, a big bunch of pretty coordinating trims!

    Artwork! The first of TWO amazing projects today is by Design Team Member Rhonda Secrist Thomas! (Scroll down just a bit to see a big image with multiple photos.)

    Behind Closed Doors is a miniature French ballet theatre that Rhonda made using the kit, the new theatre, and some extras (like chipboard doors, a vintage street scene at the back of her stage, and box feet).

    I love that image from the Love Song Serenade paper that’s on the back of the theatre (in bottom right of the photos). That paper is included in the kit, too!

    See how Rhonda’s characters are moveable? (Standing in front of the theatre at far left, and inside the stage at top right.) Rhonda shows how to mount the collage sheet images (those are from the Theatre Mecanique Collage Sheet) on the heavy scrapbook paper from the kit and make stands for them (that also blend into the patterned paper on the stage floor).

    More info and photos in Rhonda’s blog post, and here’s a link to see all her supplies.

    Note: Scroll down to the Giveaway on this page for the second art project!


     

     
    Ending TOMORROW: Red & Pink FREE Gift Kit and Fairy Garden Sale

    First: a free gift with all orders, using all the patterns in the new Red, Ivory & Pink Patterns Scrapbook Paper Set!

    I added a few snips of coordinating ribbons (about a foot of each, and all from sold out items, save one: 1/8 Inch Red Satin Ribbon — note: that one is on sale). You’ll have enough goodies to make a tiny Valentine!

    ALL ORDERS through Monday, February 5th (2018) will receive one of these Red & Pink Gift Kits FREE!

    ALL Fairy Garden Miniatures AND Fairy Garden Charms on sale at 25% off! A big mix of items, including some foliage and things that could work well for Spring/Easter projects.
    (Yes, a few beads have wandered into that charms section, like those cute gnomes!)

    The sale ends Monday night, February 5th, but some are in limited quantities so catch ‘em quick!
     

    Hooray for the Pink Valentine Theatre Kit Giveaway

    Oh my… Teri Calia has merged her (hm… obsession?) love of cats with the new kit to make this Pussy Cat Theatre!

    In addtion to the overall cuteness (and putting cat heads on the figures on either side of the stage!), I’d like to point out the lights: See the bottom right of the photos for how Teri hid a Mini String of Fairy Lights in the recessed area behind the facade.

    More info and photos in Teri’s blog post, and here’s a link to see all her supplies.

    Drag yourself away from her blog for a minute though, ’cause there’s a Giveaway below!


     

    Beside one of the Pink Valentine Theatre Kits (that includes TWELVE items all by itself!), this Giveaway also includes:

    A Punch & Judy Theatre (well, of course!) As Rhonda and Teri both used the new theatre in today’s art, I just had to include one! But I’d also like to point out: the new Window Shadowbox for Punch & Judy Facades is an alternative (to make a shallower shadowbox with either of the new facades).

    More new and old collage sheets, all with characters that fit the new theatre:
    - Fairy Ballerinas Collage Sheet
    - Mini French Ballet Costumes Collage Sheet
    - Marionnette Theatre Collage Sheet
    - Theatre Mecanique Collage Sheet (including dancers in both Teri and Rhonda’s artwork)
    - Small Cinderella Paper Dolls Collage Sheet (surprise!)
    - Note: the Pink Children’s Theatre Collage Sheet is already in the kit, but it also includes more characters.

    and

    A few more items from Teri’s supply list:
    - Sheet of Gold Dresden Wings (the gold wings on the heart medallion at top center)
    - Mini String of Fairy Lights
    - Mesh Rhinestone Ribbon – Gold (some of this bling is on both of today’s theatres)
    - 1/8 Inch Wooden Dowels (see Teri’s blog post for how she used dowels as stands for all of her characters and scenery)

    To enter the Pink Valentine Theatre Kit 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, February 5, 2018).

    AND tell me: What kind of theatre will you make? I’ve included collage sheets with a big bunch of options for characters that could be used… though you may want to add your own.

    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).

    Hey, who won the Romantic Stationery Caddy Giveaway, 2018 Edition from Thursday’s newsletter? That would be Jean Marmo! Congrats! Check your email for info.

      
    Posted by Leslie, February 4th, 2018


    65 Responses to “New Kit for Valentine’s Day!”

    1. Jean Marmo Says:

      Oh my goodness! So excited! Thank you very much!

      This is such a darling project!

    2. francine perri Says:

      Love this I would love to make a romantic valentine theater

    3. Nadine Says:

      Love all the pink! I would need to make the kittens as I have a herd of cat actors myself!

    4. Laurie staffaroni Says:

      How awesome! I would make a dreamy Valentine theatre, filled with hearts, cupids,flowers, and of course the darling cats!!! Love it!

    5. Jan K. Says:

      Definitely a valentine theater!

    6. Emily Dale Says:

      The cat theater, definitely!

    7. Debi H. Says:

      So cute! I am a cat lover so naturally this would be a fun project to create!

    8. Verna Says:

      I have a friend who adores cats, and I adore my friend…..who wouldn’t want to make something so cute for a friend! Thanks for the giveaway and inspiration.

    9. Barb macaskill Says:

      Congratulations Jean! So nice to see a friend has won! Enjoy your treats! 😁🎉💥🍾🎊🎆
      I love Terri’s pussy cat theater! So many cool ways to change it up to fit anyone’s style! I think I would do an Alice in Wonderland theme since I just ordered a few molds of the A in W characters! Luckily it appears that they are the perfect size for this theater box! How exciting is that??? Thank you for the chance to win this awesome giveaway!
      macaskillbarbara at yahoo dot com

    10. Kim Lucak Says:

      A Valentine theater for me! Cats or couples? Love Punch and Judy too!!!

    11. Barb A Says:

      Both theatres are beautiful, but as a cat fanatic I love, love, love Teri’s cat theatre, so creative….. I would attempt something similar, but would need to include my black cat in it. He loves to pose for photos, so I have lots of pictures to choose from!!

    12. Carla Says:

      I think I would make a Valentine theater. It would be a great project to do with my granddaughter!

    13. Linda Strickland Says:

      the only comment I have is.. I’ve never won anything in my entire life and I so love your website. I order from you when I have the funds and everything is so adorable. I wish I could afford it all. Keep showing us new things and keep those creative juices flowing. much love

    14. Angela Bowling Says:

      Valentine ballerina cats is what I would do. I think cats dressed in pink ballerina tutus and dancing on pointe would be so cute.

    15. Rebecca R. Says:

      I truly just Love all of your awesome giveaways! Thank you so much! I would make a kitten-fairy inspired, valentines day theater! So fun!

    16. Cynthia Penney Says:

      OMG!!! This the absolute best ever. It makes my heart flutter and sing,
      Cats in clothes are the most whimsical idea to me. Great artist ideas!

    17. Nancy O Says:

      Cinderella – and pair it with the coach kit from last february.

    18. Barbara Carter Says:

      I would love to make the Pussy Cat theater. My young granddaughter has two cats and it would be purrrfect for her!

    19. Kay W Says:

      I love the idea of theatre cats!

    20. Traci Says:

      LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the cat theater. I would make one as I love cats and love to make anything cats. >^..^<

    21. Nita Gidley Says:

      An 1800s ballerina theater would be the most beautiful images for the women at the time.

    22. Debra Young Says:

      A nice kit; definitely must have; and two beautiful projects Need to wrap up the Snow Queen projects and get ready for theaters.

    23. Catharine McCammon Says:

      Glory Be! I’ll be busy making a teeny-tiny theater for my grandbabe. We’ll have plays and play. We’ll be busy while Momma is playing with the new baby brother due on February 13. Wonderful fun!

    24. Marilyn Ray Says:

      I would love to do a theatre macabre. Maybe some dancing skeletons.

    25. Lisa Says:

      Omg what a awesome idea!!! Love everything about this !! She did such s great job!! Would love to use the lights on a fairy theater!!!

    26. Anne Says:

      I move the kitty cat theater. I would make one similar

    27. Kelly Says:

      I’d make a Cinderella theatre– with lots of Dresdens!

    28. Peg D Says:

      These.are.wonderful. I love both of them. Probably the little dancers theater would be my choice. They are both wonderful!! I think this is the first time that the theatres have made me want my own. Just beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win :)

    29. Karen Mallory Says:

      Love this giveaway! I would make a marionette theater and string the paper dolls to look like marionettes!

    30. Bernadette Ho Says:

      I love the delicate trims. I’d love to make a little theater for my 7 year old grand niece.

    31. Lana Says:

      This is absolutely phenomenal! I would of course make a ballet theater, with a French theme.

    32. Jen R Says:

      I do like cats!

    33. Luanne Shoup Says:

      All you need is love…….

    34. sheila AR Says:

      Both theatres are gorgeous. I love the architectural detailing and all the dresden! My theatre would feature a revolving cast of characters, but definitely starting with the small Cinderella…fell in love with her last year. Animals certainly playing starring parts. The color pink tying it all together…what else??! This kit and giveaway is a dream!

    35. Anne Thompson Says:

      I love the theatres, especially the one with the cats. I think it would be so much fun to create a theatre of my own and use Tarot card images for the cast of characters.

    36. Leanne Shawler Says:

      What kind of theatre will I make? Hmm… I have an uncut theatre that I picked up in London years and years ago … so I think I would have a theatre that would stage the song “Come Alive” from “The Greatest Showman”. THAT would be fun!

    37. Jo Says:

      I love the cat theater – I would love to make one myself!

    38. Wilhelmina Margalis Says:

      A fairy theatre…Fractured Fairytales meets A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

    39. Laura Norman Says:

      I think I would do something inspired by the cat theater. It would likely be completely different in style, but definitely feline themed. Maybe a scene from the show Cats?

    40. Debbie S. Says:

      Congrats Jean! Both are beautiful, but I am a cat lover and sway that way. Like the colored dresden. Thanks for another chance to win a fabulous give away.

    41. Debra J Says:

      After seeing the fantastic cats, I can’t even begin to think of doing anything else! Having both a daughter and a dear friend that would love a sweet cat theater like Teri’s, I would love to do one similar.
      Too much fun!

    42. Janet Turner Says:

      I think the cats are adorable. I would love to make something with that theme.

    43. Karen Adams Says:

      Would make either of the theaters! I love cats and Fairies! Hugs!❤️

    44. Lori D. Says:

      The Pussycat Theatre of course! Thank you for the opportunity to win. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

    45. Roe Says:

      Maybe I’d mix things up a bit and do a cat ballet theater

    46. cg Says:

      OH I LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! I would do an old school Moulin Rouge stage with some lovely ladies and a swing mid-stage just waiting for Satine to hop in and perform! I love this new theater set!

    47. KIM Says:

      I’d try to make a pussy cat theater .

    48. LeAnn Says:

      A dark fairy tale themed theatre would be fun.

    49. Judy Goodwin Says:

      I’ve never tried a theater but I think a ballet or kitty one would be fun.

    50. Nancy E Says:

      Would make a great Valentine gift!

    51. K Toews Says:

      The theater of the obscure.

    52. Jennifer J Says:

      This is do adorable. I love the kitties!

    53. Nancy Anderson Taylor Says:

      Love these items. I would make a pink puppet shrine with lots of sparkles.

    54. Cherry Koontz Says:

      All I can say is WOW!

    55. Kimberly Says:

      Both are lovely, but I’d have to go with the pussycats 😊

    56. Laural Says:

      i LOVE MINI THEATERS. hOW ABOUT lITTLE rED rIDING hOOD.

    57. Denise Bryant Says:

      Love the Pussy Cat Theater… that’s what I’d make!

    58. Michelle Says:

      I love the pussycat theatre! I would love to make something along the same lines but with Unicorns for the grandaughters.

    59. Anne W Says:

      Oh my goodness. Those examples are incredible. I would do a fairy tale theater, probably Sleeping Beauty.

    60. Heather Says:

      These are so pretty and girly! I think I’d probably make a Parisian theater…

    61. Mary Mac Says:

      I would keep with a Valentine theme

    62. Sylvia L Says:

      I don’t know what I’d make just now, but with all the pretty components of the Giveaway, something wonderful should come to mind. Thank you for the oportunity to win.

    63. Nan N. Says:

      I would use the French ballet or Cinderella images in my theater!

    64. Cindy F. Says:

      I fell in love with everything about all of the projects. I have a small box with drawers that I believe should fit perfectly on the bottom of the theatre and would fill the stage with my ballerina paper dolls. Thanks for another great giveaway!

    65. Andrea Pretlow Says:

      All the projects are just too adorable! I’m loving the Pussy Cat Theater…
      Thank you for the opportunity to win the giveaway! xxoo