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    Art Coins, Trading Coasters, Tons of Holders & New Kit

    Filed under Art Projects, Coins Coasters & Holders Kit, Collage Sheets, Rhonda Secrist Thomas

    New Coins, Coasters & Holders Kit

    Have you played with “Artist Trading Coins”? They’re similar to ATCs (Artist Trading Cards), but are round and 2.5″ diameter (instead of 2.5″ x 3.5″ for an ATC). Hint: as the diameter of a Coin matches the width of an ATC, all the collage sheets designed for ATCs can be used as an image on a Coin (which is why they’re all on sale)!

    In addition to a sample Art Coin in this kit, I also had “Trading Coasters” cut (rounded-corner 2.5″ squares) as an alternative to the Art Coins…. i just thought having a bit more surface to decorate would be useful. A Coaster is included in the kit, too (and the super-thick chipboard for both shapes is just begging for some embellishing).

    I designed a big bunch of “holders” (pockets/wallets/folders) that fit the Coins or Coasters (and a sampler set of 3 is included in this kit — and there are even a couple more new ones (beyond the 3 in the kit), AND larger holders sized for 4″ Coasters). Whew!

    Oh, how can I forget: COLOR!
    - I designed a new Art Coin Starters Collage Sheet with all kinds of images, sized for Art Coins. Plus a few extra bits in related themes (birds and seashells).
    - Paper from the Ordre du Jour 8×8 Paper Pack (The prints include antiqued vintage paper sample books… they’d be good as wallpapers in small shadowboxes as well as collages.)

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

    Mushroom Hunt by Rhonda Thomas!

    Design Team Member Rhonda Thomas has made bunches of Coins & Coasters & pockety-things (with her current mushroom obsession) called Mushroom Hunt!

    From Rhonda’s blog post:

    I am obsessed with layers of ephemera, vintage smalls and mushrooms. I have been searching for all of the mushroom papers, washi tape and images I can find to create a junk journal and some other projects. With this little project I was able to combine all of my current obsessions. Some of the newest items from the Alpha Stamps May Kit, Coins, Coasters & Holders, made for some great time in the studio.

    The beautiful Mushroom Dresden Scraps was a huge inspiration for me, as well as the English Fairy Garden Collage Sheet. The Artist Trading Coins and Trading Coasters were screaming to be gifted with some of these gorgeous images.

    I wanted to add a vintage small to each of my items. A pen nib, glass watch face, frozen Charlotte, metal tag and a recent find, a french tin plant label, were my selections…

    Be sure to visit Rhonda’s blog for more photos! (And check the Giveaway section below for another photo of Rhonda’s project, plus a chance to win lots of the supplies!)

    More New Products!

    Just a snippet from 16 new products (!) are shown at left (and at right).

    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 Rhonda’s supply list from her Mushroom Hunt artwork shown above!

    Collage Sheets for ATCs ON SALE!

    It only seems fitting! ALL Collage Sheets for ATCs are on SALE at 50% off! This is a BIG group: over 70 items! (And a broad swath of themes/styles, too.)

    The sale ends at midnight TOMORROW NIGHT, April 29th.

    Click: FLASH SALE to see everything!

    Coins, Coasters & Holders Kit Giveaway!

    And that promised second photo of Rhonda’s artwork!

    In addition to the SEVEN items already in the new kit, this Giveaway includes these extras from Rhonda’s supply list:
    - Mushrooms Dresden Scraps
    - English Fairy Garden Collage Sheet
    - Land of the Butterfly Queen #1 Collage Sheet (that will make 3 collage sheets, including the 2 in the kit)

    To enter the Coins, Coasters & Holders 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, April 29, 2019).

    And what are you going to make?

    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 Alice Caterpillar Giveaway from Thursday’s newsletter? That would be Jean Marmo! Congrats! Check your email for info.

    Posted by Leslie, April 28th, 2019

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