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Day 2 Theme & Giveaway: Printery

Filed under Cat's Away... 2011, 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.

Hey, it’s Day 2 of the “While the Cat’s Away…” Giveaways! And today’s theme is Printery. Designed to look like antique pages from a Victorian printer’s spec sheets. I love the muted sage-y greens, faint aqua blue and chamois colors in this palette! Plus a big helping of black (fairly distressed so more like a dark French roast coffee brown). And I went a little crazy and took extra photos, so click on all the photos in this top/overview section to see more details.

AND, I’m doing an experiment: I’ve created a new poll (in the right column) about whether any of you would be interested in a Printery Kit (a kit with all of things in it from today’s Giveaway Kit, but that you could go buy all at once). It would be a offered for a limited time (and based on this week’s sales, some items might need to be substituted… but that would be explained if/when the time comes).

Back to this Giveaway and how it works: I’ve gathered new (and current) items around a theme. All of them are on sale for everyone. And I’ve pulled together a lovely Giveaway Kit made from those goodies that will be awarded to one lucky person.

To enter the Printery Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post (don’t forget to leave your email address, too, so I can contact the winner; note, your email address does not need to be made public).

After midnight I’ll randomly pick the previous day’s winner.

More info on the Holiday Closure & Giveaway Rules (including how you can get entered twice in each day’s drawing).

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

New & On Sale
(and included in the Giveaway Kit)

Eight Printery Scrapbook Papers
New & on Sale! I think you’ve already gathered how I feel about this collection! 12″ x 12″ double-sided (heavy) cardstock sheets.

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

Frames & Silhouettes Collage Tape
Sweet silhouettes of chairs, tables & picture frames on a tape with a light tack (it won’t tear your papers if you need to readjust placement).

Each package includes two rolls of paper tape (approx. 20 yards total). 5/8″ wide.

Bonus: they’re on plastic spools that fit standard tape dispensers.

Numbers Rubber Stamp Set
27 (!) separate stamps. All kinds of things with numbers: pocket watches, thermometer, roulette wheels, game spinner, steam pressure gauge. Plus some ornate numerals. The smaller numbers are in one block, perfect for adding background texture (in 2 different sizes).

Large Brass Key
Raw brass stamping (so concave on the back).

Artwork at left by Design Team Member Teri Calia.

Four Ribbons:
Tan Measuring Tape Twill Tape,
7/16 Inch Striped Sage Green Grosgrain,
Metal Green Seam Binding (and the other colors from that “Summer” group are on sale, too),
7/16 Inch Brown ZigZag Twill (ditto: the other chevron/twill ribbons in that group are on sale)

Caroline Otero Collage Sheet
Beautiful star of Les Folies Bérgere. More info here.

(And the entire Tallulah’s section of collage sheets are on sale and are now available as digital downloads!) Some of these images are a little risque so be warned if you’re easily offended.

Related Sale Items
(not included in the Giveaway)

Vintage Jacquard Ribbons
New & on Sale! Rare vintage jacquard ribbons; imported from France. I’m not positive but I’d guess they’re linen with rayon accent stitching.

Seven More Metal Keys:
Large Brass Key Charms,
4-Leaf-Top Keys,
Fancy Key Charms,
Double-Sided Key Charms,
Lock & Key Brads,
Lightweight Keys,
Skeleton Keys

Green & Brown Scrollwork Twill Tape
1/2″ wide printed cotton twill tape. Sold by the yard.

Three Scrapbook Papers with a Brocade Pattern:
Black on Black Brocade Paper,
Pearl Gold Brocade Scrapbook Paper,
Haven: Album Scrapbook Paper

Skeleton Key Rubber Stamp

Antique Mosaic Rubber Stamp
New & on Sale! Beautiful, intricate (repeatable) pattern. Wood-mounted only.

Keys Rubber Stamp
New & on Sale! Set of 5 skeleton keys, all mounted together as a group (for use as a border or a repeating fill pattern). Each key approx. 1″ tall and 1/2″ wide (or a tad bigger). Wood-mounted only.

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

So leave me a comment and tell your friends.

Posted by Leslie, December 27th, 2011

156 responses to “Day 2 Theme & Giveaway: Printery”

  1. Deborah says:

    another awesome giveaway. I adore the vintage style and typographic elements in this giveaway. Just beautiful!!

  2. Bonnie Cooper says:

    Oh, I love this stuff! This giveaway is just my style:) Thanks for a chance to win!

  3. Vickie says:

    I am drooling…and the Tallulahs are wonderful. Thank you, my sweet!

  4. Michelle says:

    Love all your goodies – I think I have your entire site on my wish list! : )

  5. Fantastic giveaway!

    I’ve put your badge on my blog sidebar too.

  6. Dawn says:

    I absolutely love everything about this, it’s fabulous!

  7. Laure Janus says:

    Printery has one of my favorite color pallets and the vintage images are awesome. I shared on FB, so my fingers are crossed twice. Thanks for the super dee duper offers!

  8. Sheila says:

    I hadn’t seen a lot of this stuff before. Love that collage tape, the keys and the jacquard ribbons. Yummy giveaway!

  9. Donna says:

    Wooo-Hooo! This is a good one too! Count me in 2 x! I love kits! I will share the link on my facebook too!

  10. Valerie Ho says:

    The Printery Papers are gorgeous. I can see lotsa potential in them for my scrapbook, cards, etc. Awesome giveaway.

  11. Lynn Fox says:

    Oh boy oh boy, this is a great one!!! Your badge is on FB already! I love Printery! Delicious giveaway!!!

  12. Deborah says:

    Posted on Facebook, so this is my second entry 🙂

  13. Theresa Goldman says:

    Wow, the papers are great, the tapes, the keys, the tapes, the charms, the keys. Beautiful. Oh, wow. I am attempting to share the link on my facebook too. Hope this works.

  14. Jennifer says:

    I just love this! Fabulous giveaway. Gorgeous goodies!!

  15. B. says:

    love. love. love the vintage jacquard ribbon from France.


  16. Laura Carson says:

    Another fab giveway!

  17. Ann Shaver says:

    WOW!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  18. Barbara M says:

    That collage tape is just fab!

  19. sheilapie says:

    Wonderful giveaway, many projects in mind for this one!! thanks for the chance to win!

  20. Mary Mac says:

    I just voted to make this a kit that you can buy. I love it, very beautiful.

  21. Phoebe Diamond says:

    Oh this looks positively yummy. Really fun mix!

  22. Shannon Scott says:

    Love it! I want to win.

  23. Deb Neerman says:

    These Printery Papers are da bomb! Thank you for the chance to win!!!

  24. tammy says:

    Ow, wow, this is gorgeous! What an awesome giveaway! I have updated my FB status with the badge and a link back as well, thanks for the chance to win!

  25. 2amscrapper says:

    WOW! Fantastic kit! I especially love all the twill tapes in this kit.

  26. Traci Adiego says:

    Love it, love it-thanks so much for the opportunity to win all these beautiful papers and embellishments.

  27. Paula Rutledge says:

    One of the neatest thing about all these vintage printery items…they can be used in so many things!!! Backgrounds and embellishments for Valentine cards, Easter cards, Christmas…everything!!!

  28. lenna says:

    yummyy!! I love this collection Leslie, fingers crossed and I have shared it on facebook as well. : )

  29. Linda Holloway says:

    Looks fun!

  30. Vada Schutz says:

    Wow Leslie such wonderful goodies!!!
    Add my name to the list.
    Hugs Vada

  31. robin says:

    Ode to Day 2 giveaway

    Oh, printery so rare
    and tape with tiny chairs
    and collage sheets Les Folies Bérgere
    If I don’t win I’ll tear out my hair!

    tweeted this here:!/urbandebris/status/151711435418902528

  32. Stacia says:

    This is a great collection!

  33. Lynn Brown says:

    Great creative time to get ahead for Valentines Day!

  34. K. Batsel says:

    I love the color palette on this collection!

  35. Gwen Windham says:

    Oh, WOW!!! Love *everything* in the Printery kit!!!! LOVE Vintage-y things— this kit would definitely be put to good use in MY home– I LOVE stuff like this!!! Thank you for the chance to win, and congrats to yesterday’s winner!

  36. Sandi says:

    Love, love, love this look!!!!
    This color palette is just what I have planned for our guest room makeover.

  37. Cathie says:

    This is AMAZING!!I really need to stock up after a wild year of handmade gifts!

  38. Rose Cavalli says:

    Love the colors!

  39. jennifer says:

    wonderful kit, love the theme!

  40. Susie says:

    This is even better than yesterday! I would definitely be interested in kits like these. It’s so nice when you know going in that you have lots of coordinated supplies.

  41. Aisling says:

    Please enter my name for this wonderful printery kit! Thanks for giving us the chance to win this gorgeous collection of goodies.

  42. Pat Sagrillo says:

    I love Printery!! Would love to receive this kit! Thanks for the opportunity.

  43. Suzanne WW says:

    This is fabulous. This is just the kind of stuff I love to use in my art work.

  44. Nancy Lefko says:

    Beautiful products! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  45. Mary Pendergrass says:

    Well, I didn’t think it could get any better than yesterday’s giveaway but I do love today’s theme. And I even have old photos of my own that would fit right in with everything. I could have lots of fun with Printery.

  46. Lo Shelley says:

    /drool J’adore! Beautiful! Me want!

  47. Carole K says:

    Wow! This is a palette I’ve never considered, but it is so sophisticated and elegant. If a person wanted to add a color pop here and there, it would really stand out. Thank you for sharing your inspiration.

  48. Andrea Wahle says:

    You have the best toys! Thank you for all the ideas!

  49. Kathy Bumb says:

    Beautiful and unusual prizes – love the colors. They are very neutral and could be blended in with other papers or ephemera. Happy New Year!

  50. Kat H says:

    Gorgeous! And I would definitely buy that kit!

  51. Laurie J. M. says:

    OMG, this one really has me drooling. Something about that gorgeous green color really gets to me. And those papers are utterly stunning. And the tape, one of my new obsessions….and the stamps…OK, I give up, it is all magnificent. Thanks for the chance to win.


    I sure hope my name gets picked because this looks like a gorgeous, fun kit. Keeping my fingers crossed!

  53. Debi Wind says:

    Wow, awesome giveaway. Fabulous and fun theme!! I hope I have the opportunity to win!

  54. Kelly Aubert says:

    Love this giveaway! I would buy a kit like this if it was in my price range. It is fun to get things that go together sometimes because it makes it easier to complete a project. 🙂

  55. Lita says:

    You are getting my creativity fired up!

  56. Sandie Reid says:

    This is an awsome giveaway and I love the vintage look. I sure am glad my friend Lynn F sent me here to have a look as I knew nothing of your blog or store.

  57. Rhea says:

    Love this grouping of items once again! Great product as always.

  58. Jackie Paninski Neal says:

    Wow! Another fantastic giveaway! Please count me in!

  59. jeanne fitzgerald says:

    you guys are really nice toi do these giveaways!

  60. Love all of the Alpha Stamps goodies! Addicted, totally!

  61. Barbara D says:

    Everything in this giveaway is gorgeous. I am in love with that color scheme in almost everything. Home, clothing, scrapping.

  62. Birgit says:

    What lovely items! Thanks for the chance. 🙂

  63. Birgit says:

    Your giveaway button is on the sidebar of my blog. 🙂

  64. Y Davis says:

    Yummy… just lovely.

  65. Pam says:

    I especially like the tape measure twill tape. Great giveaway!

  66. Sr. Petra says:

    another giveaway, how much more fun?

  67. Ro says:

    Awesome! I love everything in this giveaway. Thanks for putting it up!

  68. Mrs. Kwitty says:

    Oooh, I love all this!!! fingers crossed…thanks for the fabulous giveaways!
    Smiles, Karen

  69. Crystal says:

    Fun giveaway,i have been enjoying your blog and shop..thank you!!

  70. Nancy says:

    Printery- wonderful assortment! Love the twill tape especially.

  71. geri gnowick says:

    The printery papers are gorgeous….love the kit.

  72. Tisha Joy says:

    Fun Yay! I just put in an order recently but always look forward to the potential of new supplies!

  73. Jan H says:

    This is a great kit! A good way to start the New Year. Thanks for the cool giveaways!

  74. Linda L in TN says:

    I answered your poll that I wish you would offer more kits – love this one and count me in for a chance to win. Thanks!

  75. Robyn says:

    Another great giveaway! Love your unusual products!

  76. Holly Johnson says:

    Fabulous, I really love what you put together! Thanks so much for the chance to win it!!

  77. Pam Gonzalez says:

    The vintage style is right up my alley!! I’ve been using the 2 pictures that I have of my great grandmother & grandfather over & over. It would be nice to have some other pictures like them to use in my art. Thanks so much for pulling together such great fun things!

  78. Jen says:

    *claps happily* You folks are wonderful for doing these giveaways! This one is especially brilliant! Thank you for the chance to be included!!


  79. trisha too says:

    It all looks great–if I didn’t have such a cold right now, you might actually have inspired me . . .


  80. Wanda H says:

    Fabulous group of stuff!!!!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!! Congrats to yesterdays winner!!!!

  81. Sandra says:

    What a gorgeous giveaway, and right down my alley. If this is open internationally (I live in Germany), I’d love to enter.

  82. tara says:

    lovely! what a great giveaway. keeping my fingers and toes crossed.

  83. Marnita says:

    Great items for upcoming Valentine’s Day and others creative expressions! Thanks for doing give-aways!

  84. Karen Nein says:

    Love, love, love the vintage printery look with its timeless appeal. And what an amazing kit!! Awesome as usual!

  85. Honey S. says:

    Lovely choice of items today. I love the vintage feel.

  86. Elizabeth duke says:

    It’s only day 2 and the kits are so amazing! Wow

  87. Debbie says:

    LOVE this group of products…I love anything with text & vintage elements. Thanks for the chance to win.

  88. Christine N says:

    So many beautiful items!!! Thanks for the chance!

  89. june says:

    I shall be here more often too, I am loving this and your giveaway is beautiful.
    Hugs June x

  90. Linda says:

    This is a wonderful giveaway. I would definitely by this as a kit.

  91. Barbara Roberts says:

    I love this set-the vinatge colors are so soft. This would make a great kit as would the beach theme.

  92. Ooooh, this is just great! I love all things vintage, and this is just gorgeous. Please count me in – and thank you very much for this great giveaway. And all the best for the new year.

  93. Jan Korzenaskie says:

    Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

  94. Love this collection! The endless possibilities of ATC’s!! Thank you for putting together such a unique kit.

  95. Love the Lina Cavallieri image!!
    Great giveaway!

  96. what treasures these are-so many things to create with.-Wonderful!

  97. Linda Ritter says:

    Love the rich look of the papers. The collage sheets are among my favorites. If this is Printery, bring it on.

  98. Trish Busby says:

    The vintage feel is great and the keys are fabulous. Would love to win. Thanks.

  99. I love this stuff too! thanks for hosting all these giveaways!

  100. Diane Dainis says:

    Love the colors of the printery line. Really beautiful and it’s a wonderful giveaway.

  101. Cindy says:

    Love the items in this giveaway!

  102. Jewels says:

    This is very cool – I LOVE this kinda stuff. Thanks so much for the Giveaway!

  103. michele s says:

    please count me in for this giveaway; i love your year-end hijinks! in fact, love all of your goodies. hapy new year! xo from michele at mama_wolfdog at yahoo.

  104. Norma B. says:

    Those keys could help unlock some major creativity!

  105. Michelle says:

    So cool, some of the best images, the clocks and keys. Its so victorianesque. A little steam punkey too!

  106. Kristin Douglas says:

    Another fabulous giveaway. Thank you for all you do and for this great opportunity.

  107. Starqueen says:

    You have my vote…for a Printery Kit and for offering such an amazing giveaway!
    Thank you!

  108. Chris says:

    Love this set too! Thnks for making after Christmas fun!!

  109. I just love the way it all goes together!

  110. Leisanne says:

    What a cool collection of goodies! Thanks.

  111. Shawn says:

    Ohmygosh! The mermaids and beachy items from yesterday were dreamy, but this is just as wonderful! Love the keys, love the images, love the color scheme! I spread the word about your fabulous give aways on my blog. 🙂

  112. Patricia says:

    Thank you so much for the opportunity,
    the giveaway is awesome….

  113. Debbie Kaste says:

    How fun! Please count me in on your give-away. Thanks for the chance to win such great items.
    – DebbieK

  114. Mary Govaars says:

    What a great idea, just what i need to kickstart me into the new year!

  115. Lesley says:

    I just heard about your giveaway, I have posted about it on my blog and added the button with link. I love all the goodness here you are so very generous to offer.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all.

  116. Terri Nickelson-Williams says:

    I came to your site through a friend, Shelley Wolfe, who posted the give away post on her facebook page. Going to bookmark your site! Great Stuff!

  117. Donna Kelly says:

    More kits would be great — lots of bits and pieces in the same color palette or theme. I like to make just one of most things so the odds and ends are perfect. Ever hopeful on the giveaways — thanks!

  118. lindaschiffer says:

    OH, wow, there are lots of inspiring goodies in today’s give away! Love those typography elements!

    🙂 Linda

  119. Jennifer says:

    This kit is fabulous! Thank you for such a generous offer!

  120. Jennifer says:

    What an inspiring kit? Would love to create some vintage loveliness if I am lucky enough to win 🙂

  121. Shannon says:

    wow what a beautiful kit and what angels you are to give it away to someone for free!

  122. joy says:

    What fun this kit would be to play with! Love it.

  123. Leslie says:

    Great collection! If I don’t win, I may be back to buy…
    Thanks for the chance.

  124. Michele Weninger says:

    I love the colors in this vintage-themed kit! There are so many creative options using the items in this kit.

  125. Christine says:

    Sooo much inspiration! I think I need a couple more weeks off work to really truly do something with myself – and your eyecandy!

  126. I can’t get over the fantastic goodies you are giving away. This is a terrific kit and what wonderful items are in it. I love the “time” and “key” items especially. I have my fingers crossed.

  127. Janet Ghio says:

    Wouldn’t this be fun to create with!

  128. Pamela Bennett says:

    What a lovely giveaway! Count me in!

  129. Debbie Peysen says:

    I love vintage style. These are great. Thanks for the giveaway and I would buy a kit from the like of these treasures.

    Debbie P

  130. Yes Please, I would absolutely LOVE this little package. It’s gorgeous.

  131. Cathy P says:

    Another great prize package. Love the vintage feel.

  132. Jen Rothstein says:

    What a gorgeous selection to give away. The colors are fabulous!

  133. Jen Rothstein says:

    Would love to win this little gem of a package!

  134. Cat Carpenter says:

    I was hoping there would be something like this during the week…thanks for getting my psychic message…

  135. Karen Crowder says:

    Love this stuff! What a great giveaway. Vintage but classic.

  136. Babe O'Mara says:

    I love this giveaway. Would love to win it. Thanks for the chance.


  137. Maria says:

    This is my first ever blog post. See what you’ve inspired? Thanks for making this giveaway.

  138. Brenda Lubrant says:

    I would love to use this giveaway kit to create beautiful file folders with matching note cards. I would give them to my family and friends.

  139. Tara Didrence says:

    What a beautifully coordinated mix of items…just lovely! Great giveaway today!

  140. Cheri G says:

    Love this stuff! You have a new follower!

  141. Heidi says:

    Oooooh, love the idea of a printery kit!
    awesome vintage style.

  142. Holly says:

    Wow! This is great! Thanks for the cool mix!

  143. Lorna E says:

    These are some of my favorite items. Am crossing my fingers right now!

  144. Marita Kovalik says:

    OH wow!Black and white is my all time fav… Love this theme you have chosen. Would love to win such a great collection of cool stuff! THANK YOU!
    Marita K

  145. p boszko says:

    WOW…giveaways of great stuff from a great site!

  146. Jane T says:

    Love what I see on this giveaway! Thank you!

  147. Rebecca Disher says:

    What a wonderful collection. Simply beautiful;)

  148. Jeffery says:

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  149. Leslie Hanson says:

    I love, love, love this giveaway! This kit is very inspiring!

  150. Karen cejka says:

    Love the giveaway. What fun it would be to win!

  151. Kathleen Turnquist says:

    Love this kit. I love anything old. Love to win it.

  152. Chel Marie says:

    I Love everything about your site…. you are so awesome to be giving away such treasures…Love and hugs!!! Chel Marie

  153. Evelyn says:

    Love, love, love it!!!
    Now if only you could come up with gift certificates…