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    New Forest Papers! Forest Gnomes Pop-Up Book!

    Filed under Art Projects, Back in Stock, Giveaways, Nursery Rhymes, Sale, Shannon Cooper

    I LOVE these new Forest Paper Pads! Yes, that’s plural, as there are TWO sizes! Everything from woodland creatures to fish & fruit/florals. 1 sheet each of 10 double-sided designs (each sheet is a different design). Plus the back sides of the front & back covers are 2 more designs!

     
    Forest Gnomes Pop-Up Book by Design Team Member Shannon Cooper

    Forest Collection… meet Forest Gnomes! No, Shannon didn’t know I would be receiving my order of Forest Paper Pads this week, so her Forest Gnomes Pop-Up Book is a happy accident! And is such a delightful little project! Here’s a bit from Shannon’s blog post to start:

    When I first saw these Etched Wooden Arched Fairy Doors from Alpha Stamps, I thought about using them as book covers and attaching pages inside to make a little book of fairy recipes. But then I saw all of the new gnome themed collage sheets, like the Happy New Year and Gnome Home sheets, and immediately changed my mind. Gnomes! Yay!

    The pages inside were made using a Matchbox Ticket Journal. I distressed the front and back of the ticket journal and the backs of the fairy doors with brown inks for a uniform color.

    On each of the pages is a rectangle of rice paper that was also aged, and I used various stamps on the pages using the same brown ink. Most of the pages also have a simple pop up image on them, made the same way as the ones in the Pop Up Alice in a Matchbox Book.

    So clever! And thanks for the reminder of that sweet Alice book, too! See Shannon’s full supply list here and read more (and see more photos) on her blog post. (Psst: check out the new SALE below, which was inspired by Shannon’s artwork! AND below that: a chance to win EVERYTHING in Shannon’s supply list!)

     
    What else is New or Back in Stock today?

    Those Miniature Eggs might not look like much, but we’ve been awaiting the reorder for months! And whether you need little props for a baking scene, bird’s nest, or Easter basket, it’s so quick and easy to buy them pre-made.

     
    NEW Flash Sale: Children’s Books & Animals

    40% off SALE on ALL Children’s Book Illustrations Collage Sheets! A big group (over 100 sheets!), including tons of themes from Mother Goose to Jack Frost to vintage toys. The S for the Squirrel Collage Sheet in Shannon’s artwork inspired this sale! See the sale collage sheets.

    PLUS the Animal Charms AND Miniature Animals sections are 30% off! (The squirrels inspired me! And, yes, your eyes are not deceiving you: that is the White Rabbit below!)

    AND the Nursery Rhymes Rubber Stamps (which includes cuties like The Cat & the Fiddle) are 50% off!

    The sale ends MONDAY NIGHT, January 13th at midnight PST. See the entire sale collection here!

    Psst: anything on clearance in this collection is marked down to 50% off!

     
    Hooray for the
    Forest Gnomes Giveaway!

    I know! Such a wee little book and you haven’t seen all the pages yet! That cute pixie riding a snail is from the Lucky Mushrooms Collage Sheet… and the snail is from the English Fairy Garden Collage Sheet… and both are in this Giveaway!

    EVERYTHING in Shannon’s Supply List is included in today’s Giveaway! (Psst: the S for the Squirrel Collage Sheet is also part of the new Children’s Books & Animals Sale! Cuz only ONE of you is going to win it!)

    I’m only highlighting 3 of the TEN spiffy items in the supply list/Giveaway below.

    Just click on this Supply List link for photos and links to everything in Shannon’s artwork, which are also all included in the Giveaway! Plus I’m including TWO of the Etched Wooden Arched Fairy Doors so you can use them as front and back covers (if you’re going to replicate Shannon’s book). Visit Shannon’s blog post for more info and photos of her project!

    To enter the Forest Gnomes 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, January 13, 2020).

    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).

    Oh! The Woodland Friends Tin Giveaway winner from the last newsletter! Drum roll, please: The winner is Susan ML! Please check your email for more information.

      
    Posted by Leslie, January 12th, 2020


    53 Responses to “New Forest Papers! Forest Gnomes Pop-Up Book!”

    1. Nadine Says:

      These would work great for a fairy scene!

    2. Rhonda Says:

      This is really sweet. I am glad gnomes are so popular now.

    3. Faulba Dorsett Says:

      I love anything animals, but these gnomes or stinkin’ cute. Would love to win. Hint, hint, hint. LOL

    4. Sara Says:

      I absolutely love this! This book is asorable! It makes me happy to look at it. :)

    5. Kim R Says:

      Omg! Cutest little book ever! Love the gnomes!

    6. Laurie S Says:

      Gnomes, gnomes, gnomes, love them. So fun!

    7. Maria B Says:

      What a cool project Shannon made. I’d like to see it in real life.

    8. Susan Nelson Says:

      Oh to live in a forest full of friends like these, pure heaven!

    9. Suz Stockinger Says:

      This is just adorable. I am making a gnome junk journal for my sister and I’m thinking of adding it to the journal.

    10. Darlene Says:

      O MG ..I just brought out mynold gnome stamps to play with!!! This is great!

    11. Debora L. Says:

      What a sweet project. I love all the papers and the clever book.

    12. Jeanette Wilde Says:

      Seriously – I love gnomes! So need to try out this project.

    13. Lu L Says:

      THese images would be fun combined with some Christmas collage images to make a pop up book. I’d put a mini wreath on the front of one of those fairy doors!

    14. Monica Gabehart Says:

      Love the gnomes!

    15. Linda H Says:

      Cute! I love gnomes!

    16. Ann F. Says:

      The gnomes are so much fun!!!

    17. Jean Marmo Says:

      THis is just darling. I could start a project for my granddaughter.

    18. kathleen codyrachel Says:

      Really love the pop-up book! Wonderful images – thanks

    19. Kathy S. Says:

      Anything that results in a pop-up book is at the top of my yes! list.

    20. Jeri Says:

      Stinking cute. I would attach the door to a small box and make mini diorama.

    21. francine perri Says:

      I am really loving these gnomes. Also the miniatures. Thank you

    22. Penny Shukan Says:

      These forest pages and especially the critters are just wonderful. I would love to play with them!

    23. Donna Kottcamp Says:

      The fairy doors are wonderful. I have images of the Cicely Mary Barker flower fairies hiding behind them.

    24. Tara Didrence Says:

      This gnome book just speaks to my heart – it is so earthy and full of little moments of magic! I would love to have the supplies to make my own. Thanks for the opportunity to try to win them.

    25. Nancy Anderson Says:

      Really love the forest color tones in this project!

    26. Valzora Spriggs Says:

      So glad the Jan kit arrived yesterday! I’m planning my own little book

    27. Dianna Says:

      Awesome project, what a clever idea! I would like to try to make a little Halloween book.

    28. Jacqualine Says:

      Loving the fairy door! What a great idea (little book).

    29. Karen Ann Says:

      If you could see our email address you’d know we’re GNOME crazy.
      We invite all Gnomes into our home and garden

    30. Susan Coolidge Says:

      I love these gnomes and the pop up book, I need to learn how to make one!

    31. Janet Turner Says:

      I love everything on this page. The pixie riding the snail is adorable!

    32. Debra Says:

      I love all the many lovely things that Alpha Stamps puts out plus all the creativity I get from visiting the blog! Thank you for the chance to enter! Happy New Year!!!

    33. Laura Norman Says:

      Those new papers give me lots of ideas. I absolutely adore that gnome book! I MUST make something of the sort myself!

    34. Daylan Says:

      Gnome glory! I would make a gnome (and fairy) book.

    35. Sandra Locklin Says:

      Gnomes are so cute and the fairy door.

    36. Laural Says:

      Loving this book idea, Thank you Shannon!

    37. Kathe Deck Says:

      fabulous book, especially love the covers!

    38. Sandy Says:

      How cute is this project. Need to make this asap!

    39. Karen Mallory Says:

      What a cute little book! I want to make one!!

    40. Kat Cashwell Says:

      These papers are beautiful and I love the little book!

    41. jackie Says:

      love the pop up book….such a good idea

    42. Denise Bryant Says:

      Sweet little book! I’d love to make one similar to this!

    43. Adrienne Says:

      Irresistible! I ordered the Forest Pad this morning. Just adorable.

    44. Roe Says:

      what an awesome little fairy book. I would love to do something with these supplies

    45. Bernadette Ho Says:

      I know the perfect little girl who would love to receive this book in the mail!!

    46. Nancy S Says:

      I am so in love with these little books. They are just heavenly!

    47. Kitty Tatman Says:

      Omg that little fairy door 🥰

    48. Linda Strickland Says:

      how to spell cute? alpha stamps

    49. KIM Says:

      What a wonderful give away .
      I had a gnome themed Christmas.
      Now this….. to prefect!

    50. Anne S. Says:

      I love the gnome book. What a fun project.

    51. Kathy Toews Says:

      Can’t have enough books! Cute. Cute. Cute.

    52. Katherine Williams Says:

      I Love all the new forest papers. The forest animals and the mushrooms especially. I would use them to make my own pop up books but ad personal photos to make them into little memory books.

    53. Sarah Dressler Says:

      This little book is so precious! I love the toadstool world populated by the sweet gnome friends!