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Accordion ATC Pocket Books + Giveaway

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Two more book designs by our Design Team in preparation for our book challenge! We are asking each one of our Design Team Members to make a hand-made book (sized to hold ATCs (Artists Trading Cards)… or made of ATCs, and using The Language of Flowers as the theme) and will be putting out the challenge to you as well!

Here we are in the midst of Spring so what could be better than not one, but two Accordion Pocket ATC Books by two different artists?! Absolutely nothing, unless of course it is sipping frozen Patrón Tequila on my back deck … but I digress!

The first book is by Miz Lora Mahaffey and she used the fabulous French Country theme of blues, golds, reds and greens. Starting out with the On Sale! Square Accordion Chipboard Book, Lora added layers of different papers and embellishments to make pockets to hold ATCs. Also included in Lora’s book are two of my most favorite Dresden borders: the Zig Zag and the Thin Fleur Dresden Borders. I don’t think you’ll find any lint in the pockets of Lora’s book, but you may find some ATCs or other goodies when you check out her blog post! (Psst: And click on that photo of Lora’s book at right to see more photos of it in the Gallery!)

The second book is by Miz Rhea Freitag! Rhea’s book is inspired by the flowers, fairies and soft muted backgrounds from the May Kit — The Language of Flowers. Some of my all-time favorite 19th century engravings, from illustrations of women as flowers by JJ Grandville are in the kit as well as in Rhea’s book.

The Crocheted Cotton Lace used throughout the book, the Whimsy Flower (On Sale!) on the book cover, and all tied-up with 1/4 Inch Celery Silk Ribbon make this a lovely book to add your favorite ATCs to. Hey, here’s an idea — if you want the Crocheted Cotton Lace to match a specific color theme you can color it with Distress Stains! Head on over to Rhea’s blog to find out what else is in this sweet little tome!

More photos of Rhea’s book are in the gallery. Plus see all of the goodies Rhea used here.

Check back all month for more tutorials and book design ideas. And for the announcement of the challenge and a big prize to the contest winner (to be chosen by you)! Be sure you are signed up on our mailing list to be the first to know!

Don’t forget to scroll down to enter the Giveaway, with an amazing collection of new paper and floral goodies to make either one of these books (and enough supplies for a few more projects, too)!

Are you ready? For the Accordion ATC Pocket Books Giveaway!? I don’t know what happened… I started with soft pinks and sage greens, like the colors in Rhea’s book. And then added some manila cream/yellow. But then it seemed to need some purples and blues for contrast… and suddenly it was a large group! (And includes some large flowers… too large for an ATC but I know you’ll find a creative use for them.)

Beside the huge grid below, showing 16 items included in the Giveaway kit, there are even 2 more I didn’t list (well… 3 if you count a manufacturer’s rubber stamp sample that’s a one-off): Stitched Leaf Ribbon – Moss Green and Mixed Faceted Teardrops – Blue. Here’s a link to see all of the goodies in the Giveaway on one page.

To enter the Accordion ATC Pocket Books Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post by midnight, May 17, 2013 (Friday night PST). (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. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.)

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

By Sunday morning’s newsletter, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via So make sure to check back Sunday to see who won!

Posted by MizBella, May 16th, 2013

129 responses to “Accordion ATC Pocket Books + Giveaway”

  1. Karen Buchanan says:

    I am loving all these books! Great theme and such inspiration!

  2. emy says:

    Lovely work, the set is beautiful

  3. Carolyn says:

    Wow, every time I think one of your give aways cannot get any better it does! Thanks for the chance to win some amazing product.

  4. Jennifer says:

    You really know how to pull together and great giveaway!

  5. Libby Jones says:

    Wow this is one big giveaway! Are you sure you are feeling ok? LOL
    Thanks for the chance to win such loverly goodies!

  6. Lizbeth says:

    You keep having the best giveaways! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  7. Barb J says:

    Loves those books! I would love to get my hands on this giveaway!
    Thanks again for a chance to be a winner!

  8. Stacy Blow says:

    The florals are gorgeous! Thank you for such an awesome giveaway!

  9. Kim Reed says:

    Making books has become a passion of mine lately and Lora’s and Rhea’s are just gorgeous…makes me want to start creating ATCs. Wonderful product giveaway as well!

  10. Florence H says:

    I LOVE both of the books, and would love a chance to win.

  11. Shanna Shands says:

    Omg your giveaways are always amazing. I really love the French Country ATC book. How does on try out for your team? I would love to try out whenever you have an opening!

  12. Dawn Furie says:

    And yet another great inspiration! Thanks for all the creative ideas!

  13. Cathy Peper says:

    Looks like another super giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

  14. Lorie says:

    What a generous giveaway!! I would love to win it and create away with the great products. Thanks, Rhea and Lora, for the wonderful inspiration!

  15. Connie says:

    Oh, yes please! Love this package!

  16. Valerie says:

    Amazing materials! I love the effects created. I’d love to win!

  17. Jen R says:

    Beautiful florals! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  18. Bobbie Demster says:

    These are awesome!. I just started to get into ATC’s. The colors and flowers are just gorgeous. Thank you for giving us a chance to with this beautiful prize.

  19. Karen N says:

    Another awesome giveaway from Alpha Stamps! This one is so beautiful and romantic…would love to win it.

  20. Pat Shaw says:

    What a fantastic giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win these gorgeous products.

  21. Wow! What lovely things in this giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity!

  22. Marilyn H. says:

    The books are wonderful. I’ve been enjoying seeing them

  23. Janet says:

    I love the heritage and vintage papers. The tea stained look gives them so much character.

  24. Arminta says:

    Wow, this is beautiful! A fantastic giveaway.

  25. Lorna Dufrane says:

    Love all the florals, love this package.

  26. Theresa Goldman says:

    Wow, not a lot else to say. The work is so detailed and all the design team is so artistic. I bow at their greatness. Geesh, somebody give me one drop of it, I’ll be a happy girl. Love the giveaway as always guys. Good luck to all……

  27. Love it! Thanks for an oppertunity to win

  28. Traci says:

    I love the beautiful colors of both the ideas by Rhea and Lora would love to win and create my own.

  29. Paula Sherman says:

    Great books, very inspirational and what a fantastic giveaway!!! whoop whoop we love alphastamps!!!

  30. Eve says:

    You all are really amazing, Thanks so much for the great inspiration and opportunities!

  31. MargieD says:

    What an amazing giveaway! The example ATC accordian book looks fabulous – got to give that a try. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

  32. Donna Kebel says:

    I love your giveaways. They are so beautiful. I can’t wait to create my own Accordion ATC Pocket Book.

  33. Sheree says:

    Always such beautiful colors, patterned paper, flowers….& goodies!

  34. becky jeffress says:

    Absolutely stunning! What a generous offer, would love it!

  35. Theresa G. says:

    Great pocket books!!! The kit looks very awesome!! Keeping my fingers crossed that I win!!!

  36. Luanne Shoup says:

    alpha stamps never fails with more great new stuff!

  37. Carol DuBois says:

    Just awesome. I’m feeling lucky. Carol

  38. Lynn S says:

    Well I couldn’t resist putting my name in the hat after seeing those Gorgeous flowers!!!

  39. Rose Cavalli says:

    Love these colors and the florals–Thanks for another great giveaway!

  40. Nancy Jo Brown says:

    After the LONG winter we’ve all had your choices in this group are so inspirational. Thanks

  41. Rima St.John says:

    Oooo…another giveaway! So many goodies in this packet. These ATC books are charming, love making books. Thank you for the opportunity to win this one.

  42. Ann Ellanson says:

    These are so very lovely! What a sweet project to share with friends!

  43. Emily N. says:

    I love all your designs!

  44. Karen S says:

    I love this website – all the wonderful paper stuff. I WANT to win one of your fantastic giveaways!!! I would love the chance to create with this one. Looking forward to hearing from you!

  45. Marian Perrine says:

    These just keep getting better & better….keeping my fingers crossed!

  46. Alicia A says:

    Another beautiful and extremely generous give-away. Stunning! Thank you.

  47. Bonnie says:

    Love all that stuff! Awesome giveaway, thanks for the chance:)

  48. Mary Mac says:

    Two beautiful books, love how you are still going with gorgeous flower themes.

  49. Mary Jane Ciurla says:

    These are wonderful ideas for making the books. I would love to win this collection, as this is the type of book making that I enjoy most. Thank you for your offering.

  50. Victoria Harris says:

    I love the Colors in the giveaway , so soft and romantic.

  51. bobbie h says:

    What beautiful goodies! Thanks for the chance to win ~

  52. Carlene says:

    Awesome givaway!!! Love these books-really inspiring 🙂

  53. Kathy Bumb says:

    Love your store and the multitude of items that you sell for altered art projects. I also love all the fantastic tutorials you have. Great work!

  54. Elaine Shryock says:

    Alpha continues to be my favorite vintage look-to site! Thanks, Elaine

  55. Barbara Nekic says:

    i love the ATC books. Both are beautiful and useful too.

  56. Julie F. says:

    These books are just gorgeous! I love all the creative ideas your website has, thank-you.

  57. Mary Wilkins says:

    Oh, this is something I can wrap my mind around! I have a couple of accordian books at home and this looks like just what I need to get me out of the rut I am in. Thank you for the opportunity to win in this giveaway.

  58. Pat S says:

    This is a wonderful giveaway set! I’d love to win it!

  59. joyce weaver says:

    Sign me up for the fantastic giveaway! Thanks.

  60. cheryl foster says:

    these are absolutely beautiful !

  61. Amelia M. says:

    I love the pockets and all the beautiful flowers!

  62. Linda Miller says:

    Everything you offer is so gorgeous! Your giveaways are great.Thank you so much!

  63. Lou Anne says:

    This is another beautiful giveaway! I can’t resist putting my name in the hat. I hope I win. Thank you for hosting it.

  64. Debi W says:

    Such an amazing site! I love all the items you carry. Just wish I had the money to buy it all. It would an incredible packet to win! Thanks for giving us a chance to win!

  65. Linda A. says:

    So beautiful – and absolutely made for me!
    (I’m sure coveting is one of the 7 virtues…)

  66. Sieglinde says:

    Oh my gosh, this is lovely! Thank you for having such lovely give-aways! My wishlist is getting longer & longer!!!

  67. April Dudko says:

    Can’t wait to try one of these books! Loving all the talent of the designers. Thanks for the chance to win.

  68. Sara says:

    I love visiting your blog!! You always have great ideas!!

  69. Kyra Sands says:

    You really do put together the prettiest presents!

  70. Jan ostridge says:

    More beautiful inspiration. Great job.

  71. Deb Moon says:

    Wow! Beautiful projects and very generous package of artsy goodness. Who can resist? Love it.

  72. Gloria says:

    This giveaway is beautiful! I love flowers!
    I wish I could WIN!

  73. Gloria says:

    I hope I can win this giveaway! It is really beautiful!

  74. Lori says:

    I live for your giveaways and am keeping my fingers crossed. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  75. Debbie Kaste says:

    Love the little books and would love to win your give away. Thanks for the chance!

  76. Nita says:

    All so beautiful,please add me in for the chance to win these lovely items…..

  77. Silvergran says:

    Fantastic ATC books! OOOh what a splendid giveaway!

  78. Thalia Kottke says:

    I wish I could buy whatever I wanted at your store, I would spend all my money and more.

  79. Pat says:

    Oh, such beautiful papers and flowers. Please enter me for a chance to win this lovely set.

  80. Lynn Greenberg says:

    Wow, love all of it. Great colors. Would love to win.

  81. Ooh! Would love to win such lovely stuff. Makes you want to jump up, go to the craft room and make and ATC holder book!
    hugs Karen

  82. How wonderful! Nice way to showcase your ATC’s!

  83. What wonderful designs! A lovely giveaway package too!

  84. Jo says:

    So pretty! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  85. What a delicious giveaway – I want it all!!

  86. Wow, what gorgeous books and a wonderful give-away! Add me in!

  87. Shari Peters says:

    What beautiful books your artists have made. I have a gazillion ideas for one of these accordion books. Please add my name to the pot!

  88. susan salyer says:

    Beautiful art made here..such pretties and wonderment to play with in this give away
    susan s.

  89. Diane Douglas says:

    WOW!! I’m literally in awe at all the great Giveaways. I just love all the colors and the crochet lace included in this Giveaway, they are all so feminine. Thank you to a great Design Team as all of your work is so fantastic and inspiring. Thanks again Alpha Stamps for another chance to win a great Giveaway!!

    Take care,

  90. Lisa Mills says:

    WOW!!! All the gorgeous papers, flowers everything! Thank you for the chance to win this. Include me in the giveaway please!

  91. Debbi Clayton says:

    Wow, how do you do it? Another stunning, beautiful giveaway!!! I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed. ; o )

  92. I am a newbie to the Alpha Stamps website and I am slightly ashamed to say I don’t quite know what an ATC is…When I “googled” it I came up with Air Traffic Control? American Transplant Congress? Aiken Technical College? None of them seem right. If an ATC is pictured above then at least I know it is a thing of beauty!

  93. Lisa M says:

    Those flowers are speaking to my shabby chic lil’ heart! I’m excited for the challenge; making books is my forte’ and I’ll take any excuse to make another. 🙂 Thank you for your generosity with these fun giveaways!

  94. domestic diva says:

    Lovely! Thanks for the chance.

  95. Lynda Agen says:

    Wonderful, beautiful things!

  96. Diana Kelly says:

    I love what you put together this time. Actually, I love what you put together every time. Thank you for the chance to win.

  97. Jeanne Kelly says:

    Oh my, my! A lovely giveaway – gorgeous Flores and papers!

  98. karenladd says:

    I love making ATCs so this pocket holder is awesome. Thanks for the amazing giveaway, can’t stop looking at those gorgeous paper flowers!

  99. Natalie Laney says:

    so beautiful, would love to win.

  100. Jackie says:

    Oh! Random Generator…please pick me!

  101. Marilyn Szatmari says:

    Everything is so beautiful.A lovely win for somebody.Thank you for your generosity,Marilyn from Australia

  102. Sharon Kaczorowski says:

    This is a generous giveaway indeed!

  103. Brenda Lubrant says:

    Everything is so romantic in this collection. It would be wonderful to create a beautiful book with it.

  104. Ellen Lai says:

    Simply too beautiful for words!

  105. Christina says:

    So Beautiful!! Alpha stamps is awesome!

  106. Lorrie says:

    oh so pretty!

  107. shartl says:

    Love making ATCs because they don’t take as long as scrapbooking, but still allow me to be creative. What a gorgeous giveaway!

  108. What a stunning set! Love the inspiration pieces and would love to win so I can create one myself. Thanks for the chance!
    CDAC DT Member
    A Look Through My Eyes

  109. susan schultheis says:

    Wowsie….what a fantabulastic giveaway! I can have a lot of fun playing with all these products. Thanks.

  110. Linda Ellis says:

    I restore Victorian photo albums, I’d love the opportunity to work on this project! Linda

  111. Valerie says:

    The Accordian books are awesome ideas! And very pretty too!

    Pls count me in on the giveaway! I want to make some great card pockets and books too. 🙂

  112. Beth Vald says:

    What stunning inspiration-unbelievably gorgeous.And a truly fantastic give away.Thank you so much for a chance to win.

  113. Betty Ann Dabrowski says:

    I love the look of this kit. As a newbie this would be awesome to try out.

  114. Lisa Albinus says:

    Yes, please, please, please!!!! :- )

  115. Gaye Miller says:

    These books are lovely! And with the wonderful prize goodies it will be sheer joy to create my own. 🙂

  116. Debra Gibson says:

    Wow! Your giveaways are so awesome ! I am so glad I entered this one because I love flowers and would so love to win. I love Alpha Stamps ! Thank You for the chance !

  117. Carol N. says:

    Count me in for this new giveaway!!!

  118. Jackie says:

    Please please pick me! I love the accordion book! Such great designers at Alpha Stamps! thanks for the great ideas and awesome giveaways!

  119. Lynn says:

    Oh, I’m in! would love this set!

  120. Carol says:

    Flowers, pretty colors what more could we want except continued sunshine.

  121. Lori says:

    Wow, gorgeous collection. I want to make an Accordion Book too!!!!

  122. I love that your offering png’s now, that’s great.
    This give a way is so beautiful and you offer so many great real things not all digital. I would be so happy to receive this. I get your newsletter all the time.

  123. Sunny says:

    Wow! I love the way this combines archival and botanical themes. Just perfect for this (Spring to Summer) time of year.

  124. Kathy Cabble says:

    This is wonderful! I love making ATC’s. I would love to make an album to put some in.

  125. Wow I love these goodies,its so shabby chic. I love Alpha Stamps. Tthanks Alpha for the opportunity to play and try to win…

  126. marybeth i says:

    I love your products – such great assortments. Thanks for consistantly sharing these great project ideas and giveaways.

  127. Linda Tagg says:

    Love these beautiful pieces…so inspiring!!!

  128. Alice says:

    Love this giveaway! So inspired to make an accordian album now 🙂