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    Letters from the Sea

    Filed under Art Projects, Collage Sheets, Giveaways, Kristin Batsel, Letters from the Sea Kit, Sale, Tutorials

    This new kit took its time to jell, but I love how it turned out! It has a mix of subtle sea colors with vintage letters and some beautiful Edwardian ladies… you could make a beach-themed collage, or antique ATCs, or tiny letters tied with a bow as a vaguely Valentine’s Day project. Lots of options!

    The prints on the backs of the 3 papers from the Seaside & Me group are really what caught my eye! Pretty trims that don’t scream “SUMMER BEACH”… they would be nice borders edging a card, or even a whole wall of wallpaper in a miniature room.

    Then when I found the Correspondence and Telegrams papers (both with a bit of the same sage green palette), the die was cast.

    In addition to the FIVE scrapbook papers, there is a new Small Symmetrical Flourish Set (a chipboard set of flourishes that could be “just” pretty trims but also look like ocean waves).

    And even more:
    - New Edwardian Women Collage Sheet (I love these ladies! I specifically chose full figures, so you can use them in a collage looking out over a balcony or a railing.)
    - New Mini Folding Envelopes Collage Sheet (With all those Edwardian ladies looking a little wistful — and some holding letters — I thought it would be fun to have miniature envelopes that you could fold into working miniatures. The largest envelopes are approx. 2″ x 3″ when folded. Plus there are some interesting envelopes (just the fronts or backs) you could add to a stack of letters and tie up with a ribbon.)
    - 1 sheet from the new Parchment for Mini Letters (perhaps to make some tiny letters for those envelopes)
    - 2 sheets from the new Waves & Seaweed Solid-Color Paper Set

    Go see the new kit for more info and more photos.

    Mermaids Mini Book Box with a Mini Tutorial by Kristin Batsel!

    How fun! Design Team Member Kristin Batsel made a Mermaids Mini Book Box using two of the new papers to cover her tiny faux book (and a summery, mermaidy project would be a good escape right about now)!

    From Kristin’s blog post:

    I’m not sure why, but I really like to work small. So when I had my choice of projects this month from Alpha Stamps, I chose to work on a Matchbox Sized Faux Book Box (only 2-1/4″ tall)! It’s the perfect size for a tiny shrine. The papers in this month’s kit made me think “beach”, and “beach” made me think mermaids.

    The outside of the box was wrapped in a lovely shell and seaweed paper, and then covered with a tiny beach poster advertising Mermaid Oysters. I used a couple of charms, a tiny pinch of sheet moss, and some flat back pearls to give the lid a bit of dimension.

    For the inside of the box, I found a great image of mermaids that coordinates nicely with the new papers. I used three copies of that image to create dimension. Moss, tiny seashells, and a few more pearls were added to the bottom of the box.

    Beside these highlights, here’s the full supply list! And be sure to visit Kristin’s blog for more photos and a tutorial! (And win supplies from Kristin’s project below!)

    More New Products!

    Just a snippet from 13 new products (!) are shown at left (and at right and below). From all FIVE new scrapbook papers to THREE new Collage Sheets to TWO new chipboard flourish sets.

    More ways to search:

    - brand new items added this week are here


    - here are all of the items actually in the new kit


    - here’s a repeat of Kristin’s supply list from her Mermaids Mini Book Box shown above!

    Beach & Mermaid Collage Sheets ON SALE!

    Yes, it’s the middle of winter, but I’m following Kristin’s lead! The ENTIRE Beach & Mermaids section of collage sheets is on SALE at 50% off!

    60 options… and check out the 4 highlights below, too. (Psst: that first one includes the mermaids inside Kristin’s artwork!)

    The sale ends at midnight TOMORROW NIGHT, February 4th.

    Click: FLASH SALE to see everything!

    Letters from the Sea Kit Giveaway!

    In addition to the TEN items already in the new kit (that includes 2 scrapbook papers Kristin used to cover her tiny book), this Giveaway includes these extras from Kristin’s supply list:
    - Matchbox Sized Faux Book Box
    - Tiny Mixed Size Flat-Back Pearls
    - Both of the metal charms: Starfish and Scallop Shell
    - Both of the collage sheets: Mermaids #3 and Mini Vintage Beach Posters (and those are on sale, too!)

    To enter the Letters from the Sea 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 4, 2019).

    And what are you going to make with big group of vintage & beachy items?

    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 Tiny Boxes & Bottles Giveaway from Thursday’s newsletter? That would be Roe! Congrats! Check your email for info.

    Posted by Leslie, February 3rd, 2019

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