Fear not! Even though this kit is now sold out, there are still links to the individual items that were sold as a kit on this page. (Plus lots of eye candy from the Design Team!)
June is here and it's time to announce the new monthly theme and kit: Paper Theatres!
Ah... this one is near and dear to my heart! I started making paper theatres as a child. And collecting bits of vintage paper theatre prints as soon as I was able.
This kit started with some adorable (and affordable) chipboard shadowboxes I found (that are close enough in size to the glass-front boxes I used to carry that I was able to resize a couple of the paper theatre collage sheet images to fit — and add some new facades, too).
I designed FOUR new collage sheets with images sized for the New Small Paper Theatre Boxes, THREE of the new collage sheets are in the kit:
- Paper Theatre Francais Collage Sheet (with some hot air balloons, too)
- Paper Theatre Opera Houses Collage Sheet (love those box seats and orchestras)
- Toy Paper Theatres Collage Sheet (with some side curtains in multiple sizes and colors)
(See the June 1st newsletter for the fourth collage sheet plus some related embellishments beyond those in the kit.)
AND (just in time, I might add) I found the Somewhere In Time 6x6 Paper Pads (with some lovely little brocade prints, perfect for "wallpapering" your theatre — inside or out)... and if you'd like to go in a Steampunk direction for your theatre, there are some gears and Victorian finery that could lend themselves to a Victorian theatre.
(Since I'm supplying the shadowbox and the collage sheet images with the curtains or facades, you can make your theatre any theme you'd like! You could make an Animal Farm Theatre like the hysterical one Design Team Member Kristin Batsel made, see photo below.)
Or you could go with a Commedia theme (from the characters on the Paper Theatre Commedia Curtains Collage Sheet — Harlequin, Pierrot, etc.). Or... who knows? Marie Antoinette? Something else? I've got over 800 collage sheets, so there is probably something lurking out there that strikes your fancy.
The kit also includes:
- 1 each of all 12 single-sided papers from the Somewhere In Time 6x6 Paper Pads!
- One of the chipboard Small Paper Theatre Boxes (more are available separately, plus an acetate insert window).
- A Wide Scalloped Dresden Border Set (with a bit of gold and silver)
To round out your kit there is also little sampler set of gold trims and 2 styles of pearl drops (see more details by clicking on that little photo above, or see the next paragraph for links to all of the trims).
While I'm explaining what's in the kit, everything in this month's kit is also available to buy separately (until sold out). See the "We Also Recommend" section, below, for links/pics of some of the items in the kit that are sold separately. (There are so many items, I've made a separate list of all the kit items available to buy separately.)
If you're reading this on June 1st, scoot over to the blog and see what's in today's Giveaway that includes this kit!
Hey, there are extra goodies that would be fun trims for this kit (and more related papers from the Somewhere in Time Collection, so regardless of entering the Giveaway, I'd recommended checking out the blog post.
And, in honor of this month's theme, I've put the ENTIRE Paper Theatres Collage Sheets On Sale! (And that also includes the FOUR new collage sheets!) Catch it quick as the sale ends June 19th.
Here's a link to Kristin's Supply List and head on over to the Gallery or Kristin's blog to see more pictures of her Animal Farm Theatre (plus a mini tutorial on how she used the New and On Sale! Martha Stewart Mini Score Board to make that cute, tiny pleated medallion at the top of her theatre).
Note: artwork by more Design Team Members (using this kit) will be added throughout the month (added to this page and to the Paper Theatres Gallery). Psst... there's also an earlier gallery of paper theatres, from before this kit was created.
All options are postage-paid! USA only.
(That's postage to get the kit to you — not return postage if you're participating in the swap.)
$15 per month
Kits are announced the first weekend of each month. However, if you sign up for a subscription, your kit will probably have already been mailed to you.
A note on timing for subscribers: the kits don't ship till your automatic payment is made; the recurring payment date is based on the date you signed up for the subscription. If you'd like to make a 1-time "catch up" payment so that you'll be first in line to receive all future kits, contact Customer Service.
If you buy a subscription after the 15th of the month, your first kit will be for the following month (so if you subscribe on June 16th, the July kit will be your first kit).
Kits from previous months will be available for purchasing until sold out.
And remember, here's a link to everything in this month's kit that is also available to buy separately. More coordinating goodies are listed on the blog post annnouncing this kit.
More info on Miz Bella’s Just LOOK at their Hair! Paper Theatre (shown at left) is in the blog. And/or see more photos in the Gallery.