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Day 4 Giveaway: Calligraphy

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 started with a bit of leftover paper from a past kit and grew as I wandered around spying all the goodies in stock with a pen-and-ink or lettering theme.

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 are shown at the bottom of this post.

New & On Sale
(and included in the Giveaway)

Pen & Ink Scrapbook Paper
New & on Sale! Brown ink in a vintage calligraphy pattern (hand-screened) on textured kraft paper. 12 x 12″.

3/8″ Olive Striped Ribbon
New & on Sale! 1 yard of pretty green/ivory striped ribbon with a crinkly texture (woven, not printed stripes).

1″ Green Iridescent Ribbon
New & on Sale! 1 yard of beautiful, soft Iridescent ribbon in green to tan/brown colors.

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

Pen in Hand Scrapbook Paper
12″ x 12″ double-sided heavy sheet. Part of the Communique Paper & Tag Set (and the entire group is on sale).

Moss Green 1/4″ Silk Ribbon
1 yard of soft silk ribbon.

“The Alphabet” Rubber Stamp Set
Alphabets and flourishes from roughly 500 years of calligraphy and type history that caught my fancy (resized specifically for ATC backgrounds, but will have many uses). 9″ x 6″ unmounted red rubber set.

Peeled Paint Distress Crackle Paint
Easy-to-use, one-step crackle paint with convenient built-in brush. 1.1 fluid ounce jar.

Note: All the Distress Crackle Paints at this URL are on sale.

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

Double-Sided Scrapbook Paper from Avignon Set
One 12 x 12″ sheet with the same distressed calligraphy pattern on both sides (but cream on green on one side and brown on ivory on the other).

Related Sale Items
(not included in the Giveaway)

Flower Staples
New & on Sale! 30 per package, 10 each of 3 different sizes in a variety of designs. Patterns are printed in black on kraft paper and include houndstooth, flowers and vines, clock faces, stripes, polka-dots and words. Smallest flowers are 1″ in diameter, medium are 1.5″ and large are 2″.

Envelope Tag Staples
New & on Sale! Clever set of 5 envelope tags, each with a different pattern (clock faces, words, flowers/vines, houndstooth), as well as a different words (timeless, remember, unique, vintage and create) and their definitions. Each tag measures 3-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ (with working string & button closures).

French Shrine Rubber Stamp
New & on Sale! A beautiful, collaged stamp with lots of potential to frame a portrait or to layer over other images.

Fancy Flourishes Rubber Stamp Set
New & on Sale! Neatly trimmed and wood-mounted, this set of stamps comes in its own storage box. Each stamp is approximately 3-1/4″ by 1″. Limited availability.

3 Pen Nibs Rubber Stamp:
This group of 3 pen nibs (rotated at an angle) was designed to be stamped multiple times like this (or some variation, like a halo).

Antique Pen Nibs
New & on Sale! Great for Jewelry (necklaces or earrings) also Altered Art and Mixed Media pieces. Vintage pieces (some are rusty, some are not); mix of sizes & colors, too.

Runner-Up’s Package

Slightly different than the Giveaway (regarding the stamps included in the package). Two of the items in the runner’s up package are the same (a yard of 3/8″ Olive Striped Ribbon and a sheet of the sold out Avignon Paper) but the rubber stamp set is placed by:

Penmanship Rubber Stamp
On Sale! Based on a beautiful antique book in Leslie’s collection. That’s a cherub holding a pen nib in the center “C” of the word “Compendium.”


Self Instructor Rubber Stamp
On Sale! Fine calligraphic details (including doves) and an almost lacey border. Makes nice texture behind another image.

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 Steampunk items that are still on sale.

So leave me a comment and tell your friends.

Posted by Leslie, December 29th, 2010

68 responses to “Day 4 Giveaway: Calligraphy”

  1. mdcshoe says:

    Visiting your site has quickly become my favorite thing to do! Wonderful giveaway today – that Distress Crackle Peeled Paint is a wonderful color!

  2. Spike says:

    Oh my gosh! The calligraphy theme is gorgeous as well as the rubber stamps! Pick me! Pick me! 😀



  3. Jan Davis says:

    Another wonderful giveaway. More things I want to buy. Pay pal loves me!

  4. sahara_0000 says:

    What a wonderful selection of products. So many possibility’s. Just a lovely collection.

  5. smetcalfe4911 says:

    “write on”
    Seriously – great group of cool stuff!

  6. Beki0000 says:

    Love it!

  7. roc says:

    oh..another awesome give away!

  8. daeganroot says:

    I hope I win..I hope I win..I hope I win!Love these items!

  9. InkPattie says:

    beautiful stuff…again!
    the_fultons at earthlink dot net

  10. InkPattie says:

    happy to see that at least three of my buds stopped by yesterday to check out your goodies. Hoping today’s FB post pulls in a few more as they slowly rise up out of the holiday fog!

  11. tichwoli says:

    Wonderful – I love the calligraphy theme

  12. craftmom4 says:

    Your the best,,happy days.

  13. Ruth Ann Landry says:

    Killer giveaway! would be thrilled to win this! thanks for your generosity!

  14. Sharon Sams says:

    Yo Giveaway!! It all looks wonderful=thank you. Just signed up for your newsletter.

  15. beadz says:

    This looks like another wonderful collection – love seeing what you put together,

  16. littlehippymom says:

    Writing and calligraphy is good. In fact, its better than good. Maybe today my name will be written in the winner’s circle.

  17. sandicot says:

    Each day’s package is so luscious!! You have quite a knack for putting these together.

  18. EDelValle says:

    Ohhhhh, what a terrific selection of goodies

  19. Corgihillfarm says:

    Great collection! Can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings!

  20. dimaier says:

    the write stuff

  21. phoebed says:

    Very very nice goodies.

  22. hillikay says:

    what a lovely collection. there is something so elegant about pen and ink. what a fantastic package.

  23. ichimuj says:

    Beautiful!! I have to be careful not to drool all over my computer…I want to stay home and collage today, but ALAS! I must go to work…sigh.

  24. Palma says:

    I finally discovered how to leave a comment on wordpress! DUH!

    These are absolutely gorgeous GIVEAWAYS! If I ever win the lottery, i’d buy out your collage and embellishment stocks!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  25. Lizbeth says:

    Oh yes, please!

  26. CuddlyBunny says:

    Wow! Every day I think “Ou, that’s the best stuff!”

    Then you post another day of great sale and giveaway items!

    Thanks for another chance!

  27. sharon b says:

    Love this collection! And the green theme is my fav!! Thanks for the chance!

  28. ellette says:

    What a great giveaway! Just found your site. Thank you.

  29. susanscraps says:

    This is also a lovely giveaway!! I am a fan of the greens too! 🙂
    Once again I thank you for the opportunity to win something!

  30. Lornae says:

    Once again a lovely assortment of goodies! Would love to see these come to me. 🙂

  31. lillianchild says:

    This is definitely a prize to “write” home about! Thanks for the chance to win!

  32. littlejoys says:

    I don’t want to seem greedy. I mean, I DID win yesterday’s steampunk drawing *happy dance*. BUT here I am, entering again. I can’t help myself, it’s just too much fun. Thanks again for offering such awesome giveaways!

  33. wildplum58 says:

    Love this collection of goodies! It would be sooo much fun to play with! I hope I win!!!

  34. pati2057 says:

    Another package of goodies to lust after! Thanks for putting such a collection together

  35. lindaschiffer says:

    What a wonderful assortment of calligraphy items! I’m off to shop – would LOVe to win this one!

    🙂 Linda

  36. karen cejka says:

    Ooooh la la, what a fabulous assortment of goodies! Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

  37. Janet L. says:

    Wow!! Love these calligraphy goodies. I’m new to your site and I’m going to explore!!

  38. pithier says:

    I am definitely going to be ordering those tag envelopes. They are yummy! And the olive striped ribbon isn’t far away.

  39. kade6767 says:

    Very yummy goodies to play with…

  40. kerrykatiecakes says:

    This selection of goodies really gets your creative juices flowing when you look at them! Great giveaway!

  41. Enderby says:

    Great giveaway. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Good luck to all.


  42. pinkcloud says:

    BEAUTIFUL….love the whole theme.

  43. missiowa says:

    Great theme! Would love to win it.

  44. MoonRae says:

    Each day it gets better and better!!

  45. debsea says:

    this is the best one so far!

  46. janejthomas says:

    Another day of fabulosity!!!

  47. iamvics says:

    Oh, that looks wonderful!!

  48. JNfp1966 says:

    More gorgeous goodies! Great give aways!

  49. Kathryn Harpold says:

    Love all nibs and ink bottles!

  50. birdnest says:

    I’m green with envy-lovely giveaways! Love your products, Alpha Stamps!

  51. robanstudio says:

    Can I have it? Enter me twice as I’ve posted you on my side bar at:

    Thanks for the chance to win. 🙂

  52. Pandora says:

    Wow more fabulous prizes! Thanks for the chance to win.

  53. Electra says:

    Pen and Ink is such a cool theme! I love the 3 Pen Nibs rubber Stamp.

  54. Electra says:

    Oops, my addy is!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  55. squiddy says:

    More lubbly-jubbly goodies, if only they would make my handwriting appear as beautiful just by using them LOL

  56. mestorms says:

    oh it is another fabulous giveaway set! i love it and i’m gonna keep entering no matter what! thanks for all you do. xo from mama_wolfdog at yahoo dot com

  57. susanbeau5 says:

    Awesome items!
    Thanks for the chance to win

  58. Brenda Lubrant says:

    I think it is amazing how you can find so many products that go so well with each other. These products would make a beautiful journal. Thanks for the chance to win.

  59. eiggam44 says:

    Oh my, your giveaways just keep getting better and better. I’m in.

  60. cfalbro says:

    Wow!! Just how fabulous is this? I’d LOVE to get this little gem of a package. Thank you for the chance.

  61. wcbchc says:

    Completely love this ! Thanks for the chance

  62. sakameg says:

    What a wonderful giveaway…everything looks so lovely together!

  63. hermcarp says:

    Very intellectual looking. Love this one. Thanks for being so generous.

  64. Rett says:

    Love those envelopes…you have such neat stuff! Thanks again for a chance to win!

  65. livelovemom says:

    Really pretty items in this giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  66. Pamela Blais says:

    The Penmanship packages look great–always a fun theme.

  67. sashafras says:

    Amazing giveaway!!