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Mad Scientist & Gothic Stories – New Items, Sale & FREE Gift

Filed under Grimsley Village, Halloween, Laura Carson, Miniatures

Hoorah! Beside both sets of the Gothic Stories 12×12 Paper Sets being back in stock (used throughout Laura Carson’s Edgar Allan Poe Study Book Nook), there are 3 new related papers!

All 3 of the new sheets are A4 size (2 on heavy cardstock and one on rice paper). And all have good spooky images for Halloween (or any time of year) — and in tiny sizes.

Plus that brocade sheet (on rice paper) has small prints that would work well as upholstery on 1:12 scale cushions.

 
New FREE gift with all orders!

We revisited the Ghoul & Sons Chemist Shop a few weeks ago (part of Design Team Member Laura Carson’s (multi-year) Grimsley Village Halloween project).

Today we’re looking at the Mad Scientist Laboratory! It’s got tons of bottles and creepy things on the shelves…

But before today’s artwork: Square Glass Bottle & Potion Labels: FREE with all orders placed today through Saturday (ends at midnight October 1, 2022)!

That’s a Square Glass Bottle with Cork and the mini collage sheet shown at right with labels sized for that size bottle (printed on 24lb paper so easier to glue one of those labels to your bottle)! There are tons of labels (from poisons to potions and some snake oil remedies from about 130 years ago).

Note: a (very few) of the labels were borrowed (at the correct size for that bottle) from the Tiny Magic Books & Potion Labels Collage Sheet, other labels at slightly larger size can be found on the Labels for Mini Potion Bottles Half Sheet or Snake Oil Labels Collage Sheet.

I also made a new collection from the supply list from Laura’s project — and put it all on Sale plus a few extra items (including the square bottle in this gift set)! More info below!
 

Mad Scientist Laboratory by Laura Carson!

It all starts so subdued (in a Laura Carson over-the-top kinda way)… with a dark and stormy night, complete with lightning. With pumpkins at the doors and vines trailing up the walls of a Mad Scientist Laboratory! Note that the house shapes from the Large Haunted House Chipboard Set (recently back in stock) are the walls for this building.

It’s sort of a mix of Dr. Frankenstein’s laboratory, meets old 50s and 60s Science Fiction movies with a touch of steampunk.

Yes, indeed! Laura has created 2 collage sheets (one of those two is actually a set) AND 2 large sets of digital images… Gizmos and dials, chemicals in bottles, signage, old books and papers, and parchments with odd scientific plans.

And if you look below at that wider photo, over on the right side of the room is the Apothecary Cabinet for Larger Bottles! Filled to overflowing with books and bottles (including 3 colored bottles sitting in the back in stock Flask Stand). The “larger” in the name means bottles up to 2″ tall (not that large, but pretty large compared to dollhouse scale).


There’s Dr. Derange himself, over on the far left… in front of a table and blackboard filled with formulas and experiments. The blackboard and the drawings on the table (and one leaning against the table) are part of the Mad Scientist Laboratory Collage 2-Sheet Set (along with tons of beakers & bottles and some crazy experiments).

All of the images from the Collage Sheet Set are included in the related Mad Scientist Laboratory Digital Download Set, plus lab machines, metal panels, plasma rods, switches, control panels (and those bats on the table and the lanterns used on the outside of the building).

See everything Laura used in her Supply List. More info & photos, AND a video tutorial are in Laura’s blog post.

 
More New or Back-in-Stock Items

Beside all those cool Gothic Stories papers (way back at the top), the items below are either in Laura’s project or would be perfect for a dark and story night…

 
NEW: Mad Scientist SALE

This is a coupon sale in honor of Laura’s project above!

Bonus items added to the sale: ALL EIGHT of the items shown below and at right! In addition to picking out some substitutes for sold-out products (from Laura’s original supply list), I also added some general “mad scientist” items (and that square bottle that’s part of the Free Gift).

Use coupon MAD-LAB when checking out to get an additional 20% off on EVERYTHING in this collection!

The sale ends SATURDAY NIGHT, October 1st at midnight PST.

See the entire sale collection here! Over 40 items!

  
Comments Off on Mad Scientist & Gothic Stories – New Items, Sale & FREE Gift Posted by Leslie, September 29th, 2022

New Halloween Paper, New Mini Trims, Altered Tins Art & Sale!

Filed under Altered Tins, Halloween, Kristin Batsel, Nichola Battilana

Oh my! These TWO new Simple Vintage October 31st Paper Sets are so fun! Both sizes have a mix of retro images with lots of small patterns (like flying witches and spiders… plus standards like stripes and ginghams).

That 12×12 Essentials Set is HUGE! 187 coordinating pieces (from 12×12 double-sided papers to stickers and die-cuts).

The smaller 6×8 Pad has the same prints in a reduced size plus some larger images (from full page “posters” to 3×4 images).

 
Halloween Tins by Nichola Battilana

This is the first of THREE Halloween projects, all using altered Altoids Tins! Plus I made a new collection from the supply lists from all of today’s project — and put the group on Sale plus lots of bonus items, too!

I’m not a summer sort of person, but this summer was pretty damned glorious. I know that folks everywhere were battling with the heat and weather… but man oh man it was just about perfect here. I’m going to miss the lazy afternoons I spent on the deck, lounging in the sunshine. Then, just like that, summer left and the autumn winds swept through!

While I’ll miss the summer days, I can’t help but be excited about the cool autumn air, turning leaves, bonfires, sweater weather and, of course, Halloween.

Inside there’s the cutest little cemetery under a happy moon, with a cute little vintage girls under a glittery night sky.

Psst: you’ll need to look carefully to see there are 2 tins shown here, each with similar images inside but rearranged. You’ll just have to go visit Nichola’s blog post for more photos! But use this link for Nichola’s full supply list.


 

Oh… there’s a special treat to thank Nichola for! The Gothic Tree & Fence Insert (shown at left inside a tin) was designed to mimic the mix of elements from Nichola’s tins (no, she didn’t use one of these inserts… they came later).

Custom cut to fit inside an Altoid’s tin (well.. the blank ones we carry; an actual Altoid’s tin is a hair wider than our blank ones). This is the chipboard insert only (the tin shown in the photo is sold separately).

A Gothic Tree & Fence Insert is FREE with all orders placed today through Tuesday (ends at midnight September 27, 2022)!
 


Night Witch
by Kristin Batsel

Tins #2 and #3 for today are both by Kristin!

I love altered tins. They’re a nice small size for a quick project; they’re versatile (with a lid as a container? without a lid as a shadowbox?); and they’re inexpensive so I don’t feel bad if a project doesn’t jell.

And I love this adorable Night Witch altered tin by Kristin, made from one of the Wrought Iron Altoids Tin Insert Frames!

It’s never too early for Halloween, and who better to announce its imminent arrival than the Night Witch? I was inspired by this cobweb chipboard insert and a lovely deep blue sky scrapbook paper to make (yet another) altered Altoids tin. Plus, I can’t get enough of those tiny stars that I used in my “Lucky Stars” shrine so they also play a starring role. (See what I did there?)

I painted the spider web insert to match the background paper. Normally, I would insert it behind the rolled lip of the tin, but on this project, I liked it sitting on top. While I had my colors mixed, I also painted the wooden stand, and then distressed it with some ink to darken it up a bit. The bat is a plastic cupcake pick with the “pick” part cut off. He’s attached to the top of the tin with a little Apoxie Sculpt. I used a toothpick and some red paint to give him some glowing eyes.

I altered the witch image a bit: the hat was given a stripey band and a gold star, and outlined slightly with a gold Sharpie to make it stand out from the background. Then, to make the image more dimensional, I cut out the witch’s arms and the cat from a second, identical image. I attached her left arm flush at the shoulder, and used a foam glue dot to elevate the cat and her right arm. The cat’s eyes are highlighted with a little green paint and a dot of ink for pupils.

Read more on Kristin’s blog post. And be sure to come back to check out the sale that includes EVERYTHING in Kristin’s supply list!)

 
Ghosts in the Graveyard Altered Tin by Kristin (too!)

Kristin’s Ghosts in the Graveyard Altered Tin is so perfectly Kristin: beautiful artwork, without a ton of complicated steps and she explains it all (with photos along the way) in her blog post!


 

Watch out for ghosts in the graveyard! I used an Altoids-sized tin with the lid removed to make some tiny Halloween fun. An insert from Alpha Stamps’ Halloween Altoids Tin Inserts set makes a rustic fence and black cat in the foreground of the tin. I painted the insert orange, black and grey, and then added texture to the fence with colored pencils. I used a white colored pencil to outline the edges of the cat to make it pop a bit. The seated cat, front right, is acrylic.

The tombstones were painted (tutorial at the bottom of this post; I love painting tombstones)! In checking to see how the tombstones looked behind the insert, I realized that the two shorter tombstones were getting a little lost behind the fence. I set those two stones up on some foam core (painted black) to make them tall enough to be seen.

Great work, Kristin!! And I agree: Skeleton arms for that Jack; why not?”

Go visit Kristin’s blog post for more steps with photos and here’s her supply list!

 
New Tiny Trims and Charms

Catching up a bit on new items that recently arrived. Those 2 buckles are similar to the tiny ones in Laura Carson’s recent Display Furniture for an Antique Shop. These 2 are a bit bigger but no less cute! Plus they have enough embossed detail that they could be tiny trims in a miniature scene.

 
NEW: Halloween Altered Tins SALE

This is a coupon sale that includes all the supplies from ALL THREE Halloween projects above!

Bonus items added to the sale: ALL six of the items shown below! I picked out bats and stars that can substitute for items in 2 of the tins.

Use coupon HALLO-TINS when checking out to get an additional 20% off on EVERYTHING in this collection! That’s 20% off beyond current sale prices!

The sale ends TUESDAY NIGHT, September 27th at midnight PST.

See the entire sale collection here!

  
Comments Off on New Halloween Paper, New Mini Trims, Altered Tins Art & Sale! Posted by Leslie, September 25th, 2022

Ghoul & Sons Chemist SALE & Spooky Bits Back in Stock!

Filed under Grimsley Village, Halloween, Laura Carson

We revisited Ghostmore Manor last month (the third main section of Design Team Member Laura Carson’s (multi-year) Grimsley Village Halloween project).

Today we’re looking at the Ghoul & Sons Chemist shop from the first part of Laura’s project! AND the Large Haunted House Chipboard Set that that shop is built from (and pretty much all of the stores in the village) is back in stock!

But before today’s artwork: Poe-Inspired Charms Set: FREE with all orders placed today through Tuesday (ends at midnight September 20, 2022)! Note: the charms set is a random mix in a small bag (about 1.5×2″) but each will include most of those shown (bats, spiders, crosses, skulls… oh my)!

I also made a new collection from the supply list from Laura’s project — and put it all on Sale plus a few extra items! More info below!
 

Ghoul & Sons Chemist by Laura Carson!

Note that Laura has used one of the house shapes from the Large Haunted House Chipboard Set as a building facade, and has built scenes on both sides of the chipboard — for the outside and the inside of the store. She also overlaid windows from the Windows Set for Haunted Houses to change the house silhouette (for the second story).

“Ghoul & Sons Chemist, a trusted name for 500 years. All of their best customers are underground. You can see the boys are hard at work, upstairs in the lab.


“The local constable is out for a stroll and inside Mr. Ghoul is busy creating who knows what and I think he’s got a skeleton in his cabinet, maybe a secret ingredient of one of his potions.”

What a choice of potions you have to choose from! Look at that amazing storefront window (easy as pie as it’s a collage sheet image that’s just been curved and glued in place. AND the wooden cabinet on the “inside” of the shop (the side with the large clock at top): I love how Laura filled it up with potion bottles (glass and resin), spell and potion books, the skeleton bones peeking through the bottom of the cabinet, and the ghoul ready to make you whatever you need… for a price of course! Every good ghoul has a work table that is shaped like a coffin!

Here’s a link to all of Laura’s Ghoul & Sons Chemist Supplies (also in today’s sale)! Here’s a new intro from Laura (with links to all of the many posts about Grimsley Village.


 

The other 2 shops shown in that photo immediately above are Grizelda’s House of Beauty and The Thrifty Witch (links are to the supply lists). You can see Laura’s original post for all of the Part 1 Village Shops and a video tutorial.

 
Back-in-Stock Items

Lots of packages this week! A few picks are shown below (and that fence is in Laura’s supplies so is also included in the sale).

 
NEW: Ghoul & Sons Chemist SALE

This is a coupon sale in honor of Laura’s project above! In addition to all the supplies Laura used, I added FOUR items to the sale as possible substitutes for sold-out items:
Creepy Tree – 5 Inch
4 Inch Coffin Boxes (use the lid as the work table)
White Turquoise Skull Beads – 12mm (around the clock)
Round Glass Vial with Cork (pretty close to the round bottle on the hutch)

Use coupon CHEMIST when checking out to get an additional 20% off on EVERYTHING in this collection!

The sale ends TUESDAY NIGHT, September 20th at midnight PST.

See the entire sale collection here! Over 30 items!

  
Comments Off on Ghoul & Sons Chemist SALE & Spooky Bits Back in Stock! Posted by Leslie, September 18th, 2022

Edgar Allan Poe Study Book Nook

Filed under Collage Sheets, Edgar Allan Poe, Laura Carson, Miniatures, Tutorials

Wow! Laura Carson created Edgar Allan Poe’s Study in a Book Nook — and it is amazing!

To start off my mini tour of the beautiful project: Laura made TEN new collage sheets. Whew! Here’s a link to all of the new collage sheets. A couple are shown at right (the Window Cornices Collage Sheet was used over the window you can spy in the tall photo on the right side of the collage directly below — with a backlit full moon!); you can also see some of the new collage sheets in use in the highlight photos below (along with many more new items).

Plus I made a new collection from Laura’s large supply list and put them all on Sale! More info below!


 

 
Fireplace, Overmantel & Faux Bookcases

Starting on the left wall of the book nook: new chipboard kits to make shallow furniture AND new collage sheets with images to match!

Note in those 2 pics at left: the glowing embers and fireplace basket fit inside the shallow fireplace. Plus there’s a new overmantel that sits on top of the fireplace (with the Chopin bust sitting in it).

AND Laura used a pair of the new faux bookcases on either side of the fireplace/overmantel combo: “faux” bookcases as they have no shelves. They have a hidden pocket at the top, to hold a single LED light, which can shine down on all the images of book spines (or whatever images you put inside). There are 2 new related collage sheets: Antique Book Facades and Tall Faux Bookcase Facade Collage Sheets.

Note: Each of the highlighted pieces in this post has a separate supply list (here’s the link for the Fireplace and Overmantel, and for the Bookcases), though this overview list contains all the general papers & collage sheets used throughout. Laura links to each of the supply lists on her blog post.

 
Secretary & Decor

Laura stacked a 3 Panel Hutch on top of the new 4 Inch Wide Hutch Base — and made a cool new collage sheet with images to merge both into an antique wood-paneled secretary.

That hutch base is a solid box (all 6 sides are solid) and is meant to replace the Library Table (as a base for the 3 Panel Hutch or the Storage Hutch). AKA: the same height, depth and width as the Library Table but less expensive.

You can see in the small photo at near left that the hutch base is flush with the front of the hutch. Laura provides a Desktop Template on her post so you can make the right side deeper as she did (she needed extra space for all the writing pens & ink, etc. in the Desk Set).

See the wide close-up photo below for some of the new items Laura used as decor:
Small Metal Statue or Bust
Shakespeare Bookends
Metal Victorian
Cherub Mantel Clock

Tiny Antique Book Covers Collage Sheet

Here’s the supply list link for just the Secretary. And another supply link for all the bits and bobs shown inside or on top. Oh, and the desk set has its own supply list, too.

Read more (and see more photos and the video tutorial) in Laura’s blog post.

 
More New Supplies!

I haven’t given the beautiful window on the right wall of the book nook the highlight photo it is due… I think I’m running out of room so I’ll let you discover that beauty on Laura’s site. But… there’s a table and chair under the window shown at left. Laura cleverly made the chair with an Etched Gothic Window and a Campaign Stool (and the new Gothic Corners or Shelf Brackets used on the sides). Here’s link to the mini supply list for just the chair.

There are quite a few more new goodies today than show below (or in the features above), so here’s a link to see them all.

 
NEW: Poe Book Nook SALE

This is a coupon sale that includes ALL the supplies from Laura’s project! Over
80 items!

Don’t forget to visit Laura’s blog post, too (she has Free Downloadable files: the Full Moon (for making the backlit window), a Rug, Book Pages, the Desktop Template & an Envelopes Collage Sheet)!

Use coupon POE-BK-NOOK when checking out to get an additional 20% off on EVERYTHING in this collection!

The sale ends TUESDAY NIGHT, September 13th at midnight PST.

See the entire sale collection here!

  
Comments Off on Edgar Allan Poe Study Book Nook Posted by Leslie, September 11th, 2022

Halloween Produce Stand Artwork & Sale!

Filed under Fall Market Kit, Halloween, Kristin Batsel

There’s a New Halloween project today: Halloween Produce Stand by Design Team Member Kristin Batsel! Plus more new miniatures!

But first, a related GIFT (and a teaser for Kristin’s artwork): a package of the Black & Orange Halloween Polymer Clay Slice Mix is FREE with all orders placed today through Saturday (ends at midnight September 10, 2022)! See that close-up at near right of some of the filled bottles in Kristin’s display? She used some of the colorful shapes in the Black & Orange Halloween Polymer Clay Slice Mix!

Plus I made a new collection from the supply list from Kristin’s project — and put it all on Sale plus some bonus items, too! More info below!
 

 
Halloween Produce Stand by Kristin Batsel!

Woohoo! Bring on the Halloween “orange, green, purple and black”! Kristin built a fun little Halloween scene in a 7×7 Corner Room Box that is packed with tiny little props, all perfectly painted or labelled to coordinate with the theme.

With lots of furniture in a small space, Kristin made good use of the new Shallow 3D Fireplace (more info on that is below).

Here’s a bit of text from Kristin’s blog post to get the ball rolling:

Halloween is near, and it’s my favorite time of the year! I made a little produce stand to celebrate. The vendor also seems to enjoy Halloween; he’s selling more than just fresh produce! I used a 3″ Tall Display Base and a Stairstep Tabletop Display from Alpha Stamps to build the perfect stand in which to sell his wares. It’s fully stocked with fall goodies: everything from apples to pumpkins to Halloween decor. I’m sure his black cat is not for sale, but you never know!

I assembled the Base and covered it with scrapbook paper, then did the same with the Stairstep Display. They’re both easy to put together with a little white glue. I ended up changing the top of the cabinet base later, as the pumpkin pattern was too busy once I started adding the merchandise.

Thin cardboard was used to make the sign for the stand. To keep it sturdy, I glued a couple of toothpicks to the back of the supporting posts. The stripey paper and the sign came from the Fall Market Signage and Labels Collage Sheet.

Lots of the goods for sale are just as they came: the skull, the jack-o-lantern, the black cat, and the pumpkins, for example, but some got a little extra treatment: I simply removed the corks from the clear bottles, but added labels to the green and the amber bottles. The clear bottles are filled with a Halloween Polymer Clay Mix. Looks like delicious Halloween candy!

That metal bucket shown at right is new — and looks perfect filled with apples! The crates under the display table have some more apples plus Kristin added fruit crate labels.

Thanks for the fun project, Kristin! I’ve put ALL of Kristin’s supply list in a new collection and created a discount code for 20% off those supplies! More info on the sale is below!

 
More New Items!

I love those new tiny mushrooms! Plus another bucket and a new style of flour sack would work well for a rustic produce market (or old fashioned grocery store) using the same display as above in Kristin’s artwork.

 
NEW: Halloween Produce Stand SALE

This is a coupon sale that includes all the supplies from Kristin’s fun project above!

Bonus items added to the sale: everything in that “More New Items!” section above! AND 4 items that could substitute for critters & trims in Kristin’s artwork:
Chipboard Bats Set
Tiny Mask Set
Die-Cut Black Cats
Black Creepy Critters Shape Set (that set has both bats and ravens)

Use coupon PRODUCE when checking out to get an additional 20% off on EVERYTHING in this collection! That’s 20% off beyond current sale prices!

The sale ends SATURDAY NIGHT, September 10th at midnight PST.

See the entire sale collection here!

  
Comments Off on Halloween Produce Stand Artwork & Sale! Posted by Leslie, September 8th, 2022

New Hocus Pocus Kit!

Filed under Collage Sheets, Halloween, Hocus Pocus Kit

Hocus Pocus Kit

What a fun Halloween kit!

This kit starts with a set of TWELVE papers from the Hocus Pocus 6×6 Paper Pad: lots of small prints in bright colors (from witch hats and brooms to many sizes of Jack-o-Lanterns — plus bats, skeletons, spiders (and webs), and black cats)!

Then a new Halloween Cab Ovals Collage Sheet: Tons of images to fit 25x18mm and 18x13mm oval cabochons. Some are spooky, some are silly. Some match the colors in the kit paper, some match the theme of images in the kit paper.

Next up: the new Gothic Frames for Oval Cabochons – 18x13mm. Two cute frames for Halloween: each with a subtle bat or skull design worked into the filigree! Includes optional solid backing pieces. (And a larger set for 25x18mm cabs is below.)

Finally, THREE new Flat-Back Resin Embellishments (shown below). AND an 18x13mm Clear Acrylic Cabochon to start using your collage sheet images in one of those gothic frames!

Go see the new kit for more info and photos on all the kit items.

 
More New Halloween Supplies!

 
Skull Cab, Devil & Cat Charms FREE Gift!

I was inspired by all the colors and images in the new kit (from the kit papers and the oval cab theme) and picked out this new giftie!

See the photo at right for all 3 items in the kit: note that the skull cameo is 25x18mm so it will fit the larger of the new Gothic Frames announced today. That devil charm is back in stock, and the cat in the pumpkin is perfect for all the black and orange (and pumpkins) in the new papers.

The Skull Cab, Devil & Cat Charms Gift Kit is FREE with all orders placed today through TUESDAY (ends at midnight September 6, 2022)!

  
Comments Off on New Hocus Pocus Kit! Posted by Leslie, September 4th, 2022

Tealight Haunted Houses, New Collage Sheet, Sale & Free GIFT!

Filed under Collage Sheets, Halloween, Kristin Batsel, Nichola Battilana

There are TWO fun Halloween projects today, both using the Tealight Haunted House Kit with Base (and both decorated with round glass cabochons). I was inspired by both artworks so created a new Black & Orange Halloween Rounds Collage Sheet — and made a mini version of it as part of the new gift kit!

See the photo at right for the mini collage sheet (I included all 12 of the designs in the 12mm size, plus added a few of the 14mm size, and 2 each of the 18mm and 25mm diameter images). AND I’m including a 12mm glass cab and the Black Wood Frame for 12mm Round Cabochons shown in my hand in the gift!

The 12mm Halloween Cabs Gift Kit is FREE with all orders placed today through Saturday (ends at midnight September 3, 2022)!

Plus I made a new collection from the supply lists from both of today’s project — and put it all on Sale plus lots of bonus items, too! More info below (plus some popular miniatures are back in stock)!
 

 
Spooky Hallowe’en Candy Dish by Nichola Battilana!

I completely agree with Nichola on this one: How cute is that?!

Here’s a bit from Nichola’s blog post:

I made the candy dish using the Tealight Haunted House Kit with Base. Only I didn’t use the base as a base, I used it upside-down for something more important… candy corn (do not even try to debate me on the goodness of candy corn).

Not only is this project cute, but came together pretty quickly. Quick, easy and cute = extra awesome in my book.

I didn’t fiddle around with the house at all. I assembled it, added the window frames, applied a good coat of acrylic paint, then highlighted the frames in gold. To finish it off I added dresden trim, glass cabochon windows and wee plastic bat.

I love the gold paint on the window frames… it looks so rich (almost like gold leafing) but it’s just unevenly applied so the black underneath shows through a bit.

Here’s Nichola’s Hallowe’en Candy Dish Supply List.
 

Tiny 3D Haunted House by Kristin Batsel!

Kristin really adores Halloween… beside the extra Halloween projects she always volunteers for… her Halloween artwork is perfect!

Case in point: her Tiny 3D Haunted House. First of all, it’s made from the Tealight Haunted House Kit with Base; you can see mini photos at left and right (and that’s the back view at right… it has a big arch cut in the back facade to help with inserting a Tea Light).

See the “day and night” photo below: Kristin decided to paper over one of the 3 rectangular windows cut in the front so she could make a door (and I love that little “cobblestone” path through the grass to her door)!

And look at all the parts you get in this kit: it includes the platform and the fence pieces and the little tombstones! (Note: Kristin added a tutorial on how to paint the flat chipboard tombstones to give them a 3D appearance in her blog post!) Here’s a couple tips from that blog post:

The “stone” path in the front is cut from a cardboard egg carton. It’s got the perfect texture for pavers.

The windows in this little house are actually thin sheets of mica. Here in the front windows, I put the image of the child behind the mica, so it looks like she’s inside. The pumpkin is in front of the mica so it looks like it’s outside, sitting on the windowsill.

I used mica in the window because the house is designed to accommodate a tea light. When it’s dark, you can light it up and it looks so spooky!

Read more in Kristin’s original blog post with tutorial and/or see the supply list (and remember all those items are on sale — see the bottom of this post for more info).
 

Back-in-Stock Miniatures

 
NEW: Tealight Haunted House SALE

This is a coupon sale that includes all the supplies from BOTH Halloween projects above — and that new collage sheet, too!

More bonus items added to the sale:
– the rest of the glass cabochon sizes that fit the collage sheet (not already in Nichola or Kristin’s supplies),
– AND these 7 cab settings:
  – Black Wood Frame for 12mm Round Cabochons (the one that’s also in the free gift)
  – 18mm Round Settings – Raw Brass
  – Antique Brass Ornate Round Frames
  – Antique Brass Plain Round Frames
  – Wood Frame for 25mm Round Cabochons
  – Bronze Setting for 25mm Round Cabochons
  – Black Metal Setting for 25mm Round Cabochons

Use coupon TEALIGHT when checking out to get an additional 20% off on EVERYTHING in this collection! That’s 20% off beyond current sale prices!

The sale ends SATURDAY NIGHT, September 3rd at midnight PST.

See the entire sale collection here!

  
Comments Off on Tealight Haunted Houses, New Collage Sheet, Sale & Free GIFT! Posted by Leslie, September 1st, 2022

New Halloween Room Box, New Papers, Sale & Free GIFT!

Filed under Halloween, Miniatures, Shannon Cooper

There’s a New Halloween project today: Sit a Spell Mini Room Box by Design Team Member Shannon Cooper! Plus new Halloween papers and stamps!

But first, a related GIFT (and a teaser for Shannon’s artwork): a Narrow Spider Web Flourish Border is FREE with all orders placed today through Tuesday (ends at midnight August 30, 2022)! See that close-up at right of the bottom of the fireplace in Shannon’s room box? She cleverly bent a Narrow Spider Web Flourish Border into a curve and used it as the screen for her “fire”!

Plus I made a new collection from the supply list from Shannon’s project — and put it all on Sale plus some bonus items, too! More info below!

Sit a Spell Mini Room Box by Shannon Cooper!

Woohoo! Bring on the Halloween “orange, green, purple and black”! Shannon built a fun little Halloween scene in a 7×7 Corner Room Box that is packed with tiny little props, all perfectly painted or labelled to coordinate with the theme.

With lots of furniture in a small space, Shannon made good use of the new Shallow 3D Fireplace (more info on that is below).

Here’s a bit of text from Shannon’s blog post to get the ball rolling:

I’m in love with the new Charmed 8×8 Paper Pad from Alpha Stamps! Not only are there several really cute patterns, but most can be used for 1:12 projects. I used a few sheets in a 7×7 Corner Room Box along with a 1:12 Corner Cabinet, Shallow 3D Fireplace, a Tall 4-Panel Art Nouveau Screen, and a Chaise Lounge Kit that I made many moons ago. It finally has a proper place to live in a cozy sitting room.

I started by painting all of the furniture and the edges of the room box black, then assembled the pieces before adding the paper. The walls and borders are from the Charmed 8×8 Paper Pad and the floor is covered with Crescent Moon Scrapbook Paper. I used 3 panels of the Tall 4-Panel Art Nouveau Screen, decorated it with the Charmed 8×8 Paper Pad, a tiny resin skull, and then hinged it together. The Shallow 3D Fireplace is super easy because all of the detail work is already done on the Victorian Fireplace Collage Sheet. Just cut out the parts and glue in place. The mantel is a rectangle of basswood painted black. Easy peasy. The tutorial for assembling and upholstering the chaise lounge can be found here.

More info and pics of some of those items Shannon mentioned are below. Plus a little tour of other bits and bobs.

I’ve put ALL of Shannon’s supply list in a new collection and created a discount code for 20% off those supplies! More info on the sale is below!

 
That folding screen looks amazing with a Halloween theme! I wouldn’t have thought to use the Art Nouveau-inspired screen with the Charmed papers (but that’s why the Design Team is there to do the artwork)!

We’ll talk more about the prop-heaven of a cabinet farther below, but just have to mention the gargoyle, skull and red decanter.


 

 
So… this new Shallow 3D Fireplace: it’s related to the Narrow Victorian Fireplace but shallower (perfect for a tight space like inside a book nook).

It still has the little rectangular window cut into the back for using a 12v dollhouse plug (like the Glowing Embers Set). That window aligns with the Fireplace Basket, if you set it inside the fireplace (though the basket will protrude out into your “room” a bit more than if used in the Narrow Victorian Fireplace).

Shannon added a rectangle of basswood as a mantel, to provided a bit more space for added decor to the top.


 

 
I love how Shannon decorated the Corner Cabinet (and leaving off the windowpane doors lets you see inside more easily). More props I spy: a RIP Tombstone Polymer Clay Slice, stacked Pumpkin Pods, many books. and a couple potion bottles over on the top of the fireplace (in brown and green).

The brass filigree and flat-back skull (painted black and just glued to the top facade) are perfect for “Halloweenizing” the cabinet (and making it match the skull on the top of the folding screen).


 

More Charmed Halloween Items!

NEW: Sit a Spell SALE

This is a coupon sale that includes all the supplies from Shannon’s fab project above — over 50 items!

Bonus items added to the sale: everything in that “More Charmed Halloween Items!” section above! So all the 12″ x 12″ papers related to the 8×8 pad Shannon used (and the clear stamp set, too)!

Use coupon SPELL-RB when checking out to get an additional 20% off on EVERYTHING in this collection! That’s 20% off beyond current sale prices!

The sale ends TUESDAY NIGHT, August 30th at midnight PST.

See the entire sale collection here!

  
Comments Off on New Halloween Room Box, New Papers, Sale & Free GIFT! Posted by Leslie, August 27th, 2022

Return to Ghostmore Manor; New SALE & FREE Gift!

Filed under Grimsley Village, Halloween, Laura Carson

From Ghoul Manor last week to Ghostmore Manor today!

Ghostmore Manor was the third main section of Design Team Member Laura Carson’s (multi-year) Grimsley Village Halloween project.

I’ll be revisiting more of the shops (and spooky inhabitants) from the village in future weeks… but before today’s artwork: Gothic Owl & Filigree Gift Kit: FREE with all orders placed today through Saturday (ends at midnight August 27, 2022)! I was inspired by all the fancy filigree (inside and out) in Laura’s project so I’ve included two fancy antique brass filigrees: Fancy Square Bronze Fretwork Filigree and Large Fancy Bronze Fleur Filigree. Plus I added an owl (there’s an owl inside the manor, though he might more normally be found outside in the spooky trees). And layered over either filigree, he’d fit right in as a watchful portrait on an interior wall.

I also made a new collection from the supply list from Laura’s project — and put it all on Sale plus a few extra items! More info below!
 

Ghostmore Manor by Laura Carson!


Laura has created a 3D Manor from the Ghostmore Manor Kit that is phenomenal! (Note: the kit includes all SEVEN collage sheets from the Ghostmore Manor Collage Sheet Set plus 4 chipboard facades.) There’s also a digital set of the images AND a digital kit (for the chipboard facades plus the digital images).

See below for wide preview photos of the “outside” and the “inside” of the manor’s standing facades.

“Every village has its haunted mansion, a place that is whispered about and strangers are warned not to go near. For Grimsley Village it’s Ghostmore Manor. Some say it’s cursed other say it’s full of dark magic.

“But don’t be afraid as I know the mistress of Ghostmore, Isabella who comes from a long line of witches, many of whom are pictured on the walls (that portrait shown at right is from the Saucy Witches Collage Sheet). There is no dark magic here, only light. Isabella isn’t the least bit bothered by the gossip in town and dismisses the townspeople as ‘nothing but a bunch skeletons and zombies’.”

Here’s a link to all of Laura’s Ghostmore Manor Supplies and plan to spend some time drinking in all the details from the video tutorial on Laura’s blog post!

 
New & Back-in-Stock Items

Yes, I was reminded of Laura’s artwork by that Gargoyle (such a great design and Laura used an antiqued version on the front gates to her manor — and included in today’s sale)!

 
NEW: Ghostmore Manor SALE

This is a coupon sale in honor of Laura’s project above! In addition to all the supplies Laura used, I added FIVE items to the sale as possible substitutes for sold-out items:
Creepy Tree – 8 Inch
TWO ravens (1 Inch Black Acrylic Raven and 1.5 Inch Tall Etched Ravens)
Accordion Star Filigree Bead Cap (as the floor lamp base)
Clear Glass Mini Globe or Sconce Cover (part of the crystal ball on the secretary)

Use coupon GHOSTMORE when checking out to get an additional 20% off on EVERYTHING in this collection!

The sale ends SATURDAY NIGHT, August 27th at midnight PST.

See the entire sale collection here!

And don’t forget to visit Laura’s blog post for tons more photos and a tutorial!

  
Comments Off on Return to Ghostmore Manor; New SALE & FREE Gift! Posted by Leslie, August 25th, 2022

Ghoul Manor by Shannon Cooper & FREE Mini Haunted House

Filed under Halloween, Miniatures, Shannon Cooper, Teri Calia

Haunted houses are all over the place today! Starting with the Mini Haunted House Frame Set

It’s back! This is the mini size haunted house that was in the (sold out) Mini Haunted House Kit. This set is based on the Small Haunted House Frame Set (with the same size windows so the collage sheets and trims for the small windows fit, too). Those photos at right show images in the windows as an example. (There’s also an art sample using this mini set below in the sale section.)

One of these Mini Haunted House Frame Set is FREE with all orders placed today through Tuesday (ends at midnight August 23, 2022)!
 

Ghoul Manor by Shannon Cooper

This wonderfully creative haunted house by Shannon uses the Small Haunted House Shadowbox as the base (with the same size windows as the mini set above). See the lower right of the group of photos below: She just added a few strips of heavy cardstock (and some scalloped shingles) to create extra roof and dormer spaces.

“One of my favorite books as a kid was It’s Halloween by Jack Prelutsky. It is a collection of short Halloween poems that I read until it nearly fell apart. It went with me when I moved out and was eventually read countless times to all of my kids. The pages are yellowed and the cover is frightful, but we still pull it out every October to read at least eight times before Halloween. In the book there is a poem about a group of ghouls having a party in a haunted house. So, when I learned of the haunted house shadowbox from Alpha Stamps, I knew how it was to be decorated.”

More info is in Shannon’s blog post and/or see the supply list (and remember all those items are on sale — see the bottom of this post for more info).

New and Back-in-Stock Supplies!

NEW: Ghoul Manor SALE

This is a coupon sale that includes all the supplies from Shannon’s Ghoul Manor project above!

PLUS bonus items added to the sale:
– 3 sheets of woodgrain scrapbook paper (a few options to replace the woodgrain paper Shannon used all over the front of her haunted house)
– The back-in-stock Mini Haunted House Frame Set
Ghosts in Abandoned Rooms Collage Sheet (images that fit the windows of either shadowbox in Shannon’s artwork OR the mini haunted house)

The art sample at left by Teri Calia shows how the window frames from the Small Shabby Doors & Windows Collage Sheet fit over the windows of the Mini Haunted House Frame Set. I also added the extra supplies from Teri’s project to the sale:
Small Shabby Doors & Windows Collage Sheet (for the creepy kids in the windows — and the shabby window frames, too)
Black Thin Fleur Dresden Borders
Halloween Words Collage Sheet (on the door)

Use coupon GHOUL-MANOR when checking out to get an additional 20% off on EVERYTHING in this collection! That’s 20% off beyond current sale prices!

The sale ends TUESDAY NIGHT, August 23rd at midnight PST.

See the entire sale collection here!

  
Comments Off on Ghoul Manor by Shannon Cooper & FREE Mini Haunted House Posted by Leslie, August 21st, 2022