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Day 3 Giveaway: Steampunk

Filed under Cat's Away... 2010, Giveaways, Sale

Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. But you can try searching on the same names (as links below) on the new site.

Today’s Giveaway is full of metal bits & bobs, hardware, old inkwells & bowler hats (and other props befitting Sherlock Holmes).

Note: all the indented items are included in the Giveaway. There are some additional (related) things just put on sale that are not in the Giveaway (down at the bottom of this page).

Also note: there will be 1 runner-up for today’s Giveaway. The 4 items in the runner-up’s package have red asterisks (*) below.

New & On Sale
(and included in the Giveaway)

Brass Escutcheon Kit
New & on Sale! Where have these been hiding? Limited availability. Pair of Hinges, 4 corners (with faux screwheads), escutcheon with knob and two decorative keys. Nice antiquing. All made for altered books (so the brads on the back are shallow).

Nomenclature Rub-Ons
New & on Sale! Lots of rub-ons to choose from: old inkwells, numbers from hand-crank adding machines & beautiful type on advertisements for shaving soap to woolen tweeds. 5″ x 7-1/4″ sheet.

*Test Lens Necklaces
New & on Sale! Magnifying glass pendant (5x magnification) with 36″ lightweight chain. These are new (not vintage test lenses). 1-3/4″ diameter. Gold or silver plated. (A gold one is included in both the Giveaway and the runner-up’s package.)

Attic Window Filigree
New & on Sale! Beautiful little window with open “panes.” 38mm (on the diagonal). Vintage patinaed brass. Shown in one of the photos with a Square Brass Pendant Blank. The filigree is also included in the Fringe Embellishments Set.

Not New to the Site, But Newly On Sale!
(and included in the Giveaway)

Altered Office Stickers
6″ x 12″ sheet of die-cut cardstock stickers. Distressed vintage text & symbols over tabs, paper clips, round seals and more.

*Handy Tape
Nifty rolls of adhesive-backed paper measuring tapes – they’re for quilting so the adhesive is repositionable. 25 feet per roll.

Sprocket Chipboard
Heavy chipboard die-cut sprocket gears. Each gear is 3-1/2″ in diameter. Set of 8.

Panorama Transportation Scrapbook Paper
Double-sided sheet with hot air balloons, cars, ships, biplanes and velocipedes in sepia brown. Plaid pattern on the back (the triangle of plaid is just showing the back side).

Bowler Dude Rubber Stamp
An industrious man of the late 19th c.

*Hot Air Balloons Collage Sheet

*Steampunk Ready Collage Sheet
Wings, clocks, a pocket watch, numerals around dials, and a caduceus (?!… well, time has flown since that icon was first used; and Mercury certainly flies at the speed of thought). Licensed from the fabulous Teri Calia.

Sold out but included in the Giveaway
(so please don’t email me asking how to buy them)

Dolls #4 Cling-Mounted Rubber Stamp Set
The set includes a key, hang tag and a little man collaged out of text, seashells & keys (shown at near left).

Square Clock Pendant w/Rhinestones
A substantial, cast piece with a clear dome over the clock face (in antique black nickel finish).

Related Sale Items
(not included in the Giveaway)

Stitched Brass Corners
New & on Sale! Where have these been hiding? Limited availability. Set of 8. Enough depth for a bookboard cover. Nice antiquing and raised faux stitching.

Faux Test Lenses
New & on Sale! Odd little test lenses (small size… short handle). Gold plated.

Copper Tacks – Tiny
New & on Sale! Approx. 100 tacks per plastic vial. Great to nail around the edges of a frame like studs/decor (not just as fasteners).

Fringe Embellishments Set
New & on Sale! Vintage patinaed brass. A mixed-shape set of 2 corners (1 shown in the close-up… nice embossed details… 20mm x 20mm), 2 swirly bits, 1 square “attic window” (or diamond-shaped as rotated in the photo), 1 long dotted border & 1 small square drop with cut-outs. The Attic Window Filigree is also sold separately.

Tiny Time Pieces
Tiny watch parts in a glass jar with cork

More Steampunk Collage Sheets:
– Bicycles
– Cabinet Cards: Men
– Goggles
– Vintage Gents

Note: Most of the sale links from this page go to a page showing short-term sale items in conjunction with this Giveaway.

Here’s the recap of the Giveaway Rules. And check yesterday’s post for some Halloween items that are still on sale.

So leave me a comment and tell your friends.

Posted by Leslie, December 28th, 2010

81 responses to “Day 3 Giveaway: Steampunk”

  1. sahara_0000 says:

    WOW, I love steampunk and this collection is totally awesome! The paper the hardware. That door knob is amazing. There are so many possibilities with these products. Drool

  2. LlilleeloosMama says:

    Inkwells. I LOVE inkwells! And ink. But not the corsets 😉

    purpleone at gmail dot com

  3. mdcshoe says:

    This is a totally awesome giveaway! Visiting your site is one of my favorite moments of the day!

  4. Ritva says:

    More exciting stuff, oh, I hope I’ll be lucky…

  5. Jan Davis says:

    These are absolutely fantastic. I see so many things thatI would like to have. I would have to make my sister something with the door knob. She collects real door knobs, and of course I would want one for me!

  6. Jan Davis says:

    Oh my, had to place an order for a door knob. I still want to win so bad I can taste it. Just had to make double sure I got at least one door knob

  7. Spike says:

    Love it, love it! Steampunk! spikescreativeside [at] gmail [dot] com


  8. vickiet says:

    This is an early morning treat! Love your giveaways <3 Braving the snow…off to work!


  9. Beki0000 says:

    That would be totally awesome to win 🙂

  10. Nina says:

    Steampunk is absolutely my style and I would so put these to good use! I see an art doll or two, an altered book or maybe even a creative canvas! I’d love the opportunity to play with the prize package.

  11. InkPattie says:

    another day of awesome goodies!
    the_fultons at earthlink dot net

  12. InkPattie says:

    posted on Facebook; I’m going to check back tonight to see if any of my buddies are paying attention!

  13. tichwoli says:

    great giveaway and thanks to InkPattie

  14. Pandora says:

    What a bundle of steampunk fun! Such delightful prizes for a couple of lucky peeps.

  15. cbshai says:

    Love love love Steampunk!
    What a cool collection!

  16. roc says:

    i’m pretty sure this collection is right up my alley! i NEED those stamps! cuont me in!!

  17. littlehippymom says:

    Steampunk eh? Hot, trendy…fun too. Count me in today!

  18. jacsmi says:

    What a wonderful plethora of gifts! I would be so excited to win! Thank you for the opportunity!
    jackie smith

  19. daeganroot says:

    Love steampunk! Interesting collection of items. Good luck everyone!

  20. Corgihillfarm says:

    The Steampunk set absolutely fascinates me. I saw the club on a recent Castle episode and I wanted to go there NAO! Making art in this genre is as close as I can get to something like that and it’s fun to raid my husbands toolshed and find things to alter.

  21. jeannie says:

    You had me at Steampunk and the Vintaj brass is always fun.

  22. nitebyrd says:

    What a great collection of creativity!

  23. Ruth Ann Landry says:

    That is a killer collection and I would love to have it to play with! Love Steampunk, love vintage, love ecclectic! Right down my alley! (thanks InkPattie)

  24. wcbchc says:

    Killer giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win:)

  25. smetcalfe4911 says:

    Ooh Ooh Ooh – love EVERYTHING in today’s collection. Cannot believe all the cool stuff Vintaj is coming out with – and thanks, AlphaStamp, for carrying it!

  26. Jen says:

    What a wonderful giveaway!!! Love everything in today’s collection!!!

  27. Robin says:

    WOW!!! It’s just getting better!! I LOVE the goodies!!!


  28. pinkcloud says:

    I love the whole steampunk theme…thanks for the chance to actually take home some of these beauties.

  29. Theak says:

    These are amazing! Thanks for putting these on giveaway!

  30. sharon b says:

    another amazing day at alphastamps!!
    please pick me!!! thanks, Sharon

  31. sandicot says:

    This package would be great for me to try my hand at steampunk designs. Thanks for putting together a great collection!

  32. Lizbeth says:

    Oh my, how I would love to win this giveaway!

  33. Kathryn Harpold says:

    ooooohhhhhh…very,very,very cool stuff. It’s nice to see lots of people playing.
    Kathryn Harpold
    PS posted on my FB also

  34. Lorione says:

    I love this steam punk collection of goodies! Happy Today to all

  35. Cfraley says:

    I was looking for some vintage projects!

  36. Lornae says:

    I had a Steampunk Christmas, with some books & supplies, but can *always* use more. Would love to add these items to my stash!

  37. juliegbaxley says:

    I love it, I want it, please pick me for this incredible array of steampunk bliss!

  38. MoonRae says:

    More cool stuff!! Thanks for these great giveaways!!!

  39. tonituck says:

    Such a great giveaways,….count me in…I love it all.

  40. foundobjects says:

    I just discovered Steampunk and cannot think of a better way to get started than with your “wonderful giveaway!” Sure hope I win!!!!

    Debbie Emmons

  41. Daniele says:

    another bumper goodies giveaway again today, thanks for the chance to win
    best wishes

  42. kade6767 says:

    I loooovveee Steampunk. I posted this to my Facebook page too. As you can see from my top hat, I am always in the Steampunk mood. These are some awesome prizes !!!/profile.php?id=705552663

  43. lillianchild says:

    I adore steampunk! And yet another day of fabulous pizes – thanks so much for this generous event!

  44. Ellen says:

    I love steampunk! Hope I win! Thanks for the giveaway!

  45. hillikay says:

    came over from Lynn Stevens’ blog. her steampunk projects are so great. up until recently i have just been admiring the work of others but now i want to give it a try myself. have lots of ideas kicking around. this stash would be so much fun to start with. thank you for the chance to win it.

  46. karen cejka says:

    WOW! Would I like to win this giveaway!! I love, love, love steampunk and love this entire collection. AlphaStamps, as usual, is very generous. Thank you for the chance to win.

  47. rustycharm says:

    Yeah, steampunk, woo hoo! Love it.

  48. littlejoys says:

    Steampunk rocks and so does this collection of goodies. Thanks for the chance to win!

  49. LoriD says:

    What a way cool collection of goodies! Steampunk is such fun! Thanks so much for this chance to win!

  50. vvb32 says:

    i heart steampunk too ;-D
    this looks like a fabulous pack!
    vvb32 at

  51. vvb32 says:

    i placed your badge on my sidebar.
    vvb32 at

  52. earwig says:

    Yep, this is the Giveaway I want most sincerely. Fingers crossed.

  53. sakameg says:

    This steampunk collection looks fabulous…thanks for another great giveaway!

  54. pati2057 says:

    Have been researching “steampunk” all day — and found this! Cool

  55. mestorms says:

    i am excited about today’s giveaway because i love steampunk but have never tried it and don’t have any steampunkish supplies. this would be a great way for me to try something new. thanks for these daily giveaway opportunities. xo from mama_wolfdog at yahoo dot com.

  56. craftmom4 says:

    Metal, metal, metal need I say more!!!

  57. denise says:

    Count me in. Great give-away. I love metal embellishments.

  58. sakameg says:

    I’ve blogged about the giveaway here:

  59. nubbin50 says:

    Love all of the great stuff you’ve included, maybe the 3rd time will be the charm 🙂

  60. cfalbro says:

    OMG! What a yummy bunch of goodies. Thank you for the chance to win.

  61. Enderby says:

    I have wanted to try steampunk. This would be a great chance to try it.

    Thanks for the giveaway. Good luck to all.

    debbie p

  62. CuddlyBunny says:

    Ouuu! Man! Steampunky goodness!

    Thanks again for the chance to win … and for forcing me to try to learn about adding stuff to my sidebar!

  63. Jan Davis says:

    Got so excited about ordering some of the things in today’s giveaway (I want to win so bad) that I forgot to order what I wanted from Yesterday’s. Which means that when I see tomorrow’s, I will have to order again. It’s just hard to resist all these goodies.

  64. Barbara says:

    What a great combo Steampunk & Alpha Stamps!!! I am crossing my fingers & toes!!!

  65. JNfp1966 says:

    These items are awesome! I love steampunk!!! Please count me in! Jill

  66. phoebed says:

    Amazing assortment! Hoping to get picked.

  67. susanscraps says:

    Our internet has been down for over 24 hours, and most of yesterday we were without power. we have over 20″ of snow 🙂 and 🙁


    I LOVE this giveaway…it is sooo awesome! Truly generous 🙂
    thanks for the opportunity!

  68. bmckay says:

    What great hardware! I can see myself playing with these goodies and stretching my imagination.

  69. Sharrashina says:

    Oooh, so many goodies, so many ideas! But then your entire site sorta puts me into a state of creative catatonic overload! Haha! ;-D Here’s to hoping I win!!

  70. laura stewart says:

    LOVE that doorknob kit!!

  71. eiggam44 says:

    Wow this giveaway is great!
    eiggam 44 at yahoo dot com

  72. debsea says:

    it keeps getting better! this collection is the bees knees!

  73. susanbeau5 says:

    Lots of cool new things. I LOVE looking at my email seeing your new items!
    Thanks for the chance to win

  74. Brenda Lubrant says:

    I just love steampunk. You could make a lot of love with all of these products. Thanks for the chance to win.

  75. Rett says:

    I just love the doorknob and plate by 7 Gypsies! The Bowler Dude is right behind it. Thanks for the chance to win!

  76. hermcarp says:

    Love,love Steampunk! Would love to create an embellished story book about an inventor whose machine is stolen by a woman hypnotized by an evil magician!! Items in giveaway would almost write the story themselves!!

  77. iamvics says:

    Steampunk is a fave of mine!

    iamvictorias at gmail dot com

  78. squiddy says:

    Aw crikey! The shopping list is getting longer and longer. Why did i bother with laser surgery on the eyes, else you must have been hiding these until now or I would have bought ages ago LOL. Those doll stamps are inspirational!

  79. pithier says:

    I missed this giveaway, but I wanted to comment on your steampunk treasure trove anyway. I have ordered, and then reordered things because I just have to have more right after I used them. You have the BEST stuff!

  80. kerrykatiecakes says:

    Such a gorgeous bunch of stuff – steampunk is such a fun theme|!

  81. squiddy says:

    Happy New Year everyone, it’s almost lunchtime here and we’re pulling up a Hangi feast for lunch – and old cooking style that pre-dates even these typewriters LOL