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French Corsets (+ Giveaway & FREE Kit!)

Filed under Collage Sheets, Costume History/Fashion, French Corsets Kit, Giveaways, Kristin Batsel, Newsletters, Sale

Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. However, you can see the supply list items from Kristin’s project that are still available on the new site.

It’s always a good sign when varied artwork is inspired by the same idea. So I’m happy to share a new kit (“French Corsets” — and coordinating scrapbook papers from 2 collections PLUS 6 new collage sheets!) and to share artwork from Design Team Member Kristin Batsel and Guest Designer Kimberly Law. Both of their projects are beautiful and quite different from each other.

How cool are those “Corset Trading Cards” by Kristin!? Nicely distressed and she even made a box to store them in. Here’s a quote from Kristin’s blog post:
When I saw this month’s new collage sheets featuring corsets, for
some reason I thought of baseball cards. Wouldn’t it be funny if young girls in Victorian
times collected and traded corset cards? With that in mind, I designed a set of cards to
look as though they had been handled and poured over, and perhaps traded with friends. I
also created a box for storage.

Kristin used images from New and On Sale! My Graceful Figure and Decorum Collage Sheets (both are included in the new kit) and the Back in Stock and On Sale!
3 Inch Chipboard Memory Box as the base for her storage box. Here’s a link to her full supply list.

Taking my lead from Kristin’s Corset Trading Cards, I created the New and On Sale! Corset Trading Cards Collage Sheet: I sourced, recolored and resized some vintage corset ads to be about 1/4″ shorter and narrower than an ATC (so the black border around the 9 large ads will be inset about 1/8″ on all 4 sides of an ATC — like the backs of Kristin’s cards).

And (finally) swinging back around to the French Corsets Kit itself: the theme started with my idea to use half of a corset shape as a book cover (or a page in a corset-shaped book). So when you’d open the book, you would have the full corset shape. Of course, you don’t need to make a book to use the chipboard shapes or to enjoy all the pink floral and lacy fluffiness in this kit! More info on all the items included in the kit (that are available to purchase separately) is below, or read all the details on the kit page. See more artwork in the Gallery!

Kimberly created a gorgeous book from the New and On Sale! Die-Cut Chipboard Corsets. (And isn’t that clever: the “book” has the cover in the middle, so you can open pages to the left and to right of the cover!)

Note: most everthing Kimberly used is also included in the French Corsets Kit.

A couple of the new items Kimberly used that aren’t in the kit are the Teardrop Fused Pearls (Strands) and Pink Ruffled Ribbon.

More info and a link to a tutorial by Kimberly are on their own blog page.

And to wrap up my introduction: in honor of the corsets theme, I've put the ENTIRE Victorian Collage Sheets Section On Sale! Sale ends March 23rd!

Beside more new goodies related to the theme, see below for info about the FREE Gift Kit announced on Thursday’s newsletter that’s still available! And today’s Giveaway!
Teardrop Fused Pearls (Strands)Pink Ruffled Ribbon


 Thursday Newsletter Recap And Odd Birds Book FREE Gift Kit

Don’t Forget Thursday’s Newsletter
with artwork by Nichola Battilana and Shannon Tuttle

Alcohol Ink Set – Mariner

New and On Sale!

Odd Birds Book FREE Gift Kit

Inspired by Nichola’s Odd Birds Book, the kit has papers in rustic hues; and some buttons and beads (with some blue ones that could be tiny robin’s eggs); plus some ribbons and a fuzzy yarn that would be perfect for forming a little nest.


Hooray! A Corsets and Lace Giveaway!

Sweet! Miz Meghan started (!) with a French Corsets Kit then gathered many of the supplies from Kristin’s Corset Trading Cards (click the link for a reminder of the supply list), plus these extra goodies that just seemed to be calling out to be included:
Remnant Rub-Ons – Numbers
Antique Silver Key and Keyhole Set On Sale!
Iridescent Plastic Pearls (Strands)
White Plastic Pearls (Strands)
Thin Looped Dresden Borders – Gold
Wooden Knob
Mauve Rose Wide Lace
Light Tan Wide Lace

To enter the Corsets and Lace Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, March 2, 2014).

Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; 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!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via So make sure to check back to see who won! And check your mailbox on Thursday morning for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the Odd Birds Book Giveaway? That would be Laura (#86 on the comments)! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

Posted by Leslie, March 2nd, 2014

141 responses to “French Corsets (+ Giveaway & FREE Kit!)”

  1. phoebe diamond says:

    Looks fun, I wonder what type of corsets I could create with that mix.

  2. Vickie says:

    Well, I’m officially drooling. So lovely…I enjoy this color palette <3 Happy Sunday, all xoxoxo

  3. Florence says:

    Oh, naughty, naughty 😉 So much fun!

  4. Jamie says:

    Looks like fun!

  5. How pretty are all the components that go with the French Corsets. Of course I would love to win it. So throw my name in the hat. xo

  6. Jo says:

    I love corsets. Make them for my niece!!!

  7. Ronda Liebert says:

    Gorgeous stuff. This will be fun to work with.

  8. marge says:

    This one is fabulous!

  9. Laura says:

    Gorgeous as always!

  10. Teresa Currie says:

    Love all the pearls and lace!! Oh be still my heart!!

  11. What a great kit and exactly what I need is a corset!

  12. Paulanne Sorensen says:

    Love your give aways. Love receiving my kits, monthly. Fun shop and the artist gallery is filled with so many lovely art! This site is a win- win for me.

  13. Karen Crowder says:

    This corset giveaway won’t cramp my style!

  14. Maxine Allsup says:

    Lace me up!

  15. Kathy Bumb says:

    Love this corset tutorial and the fantastic giveaway. Love your store and all of your products.

  16. Kathy Cabble says:

    This is just so cute. I need to make a book with a shape next.

  17. Marilyn H says:

    Beautiful artwork!

  18. Melanie C. says:

    Love the French Corsets set and great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win!

  19. Beth Bynum says:

    Please put my name in the hat. I’d love to win.

  20. Emily N. says: la!

  21. Pam S says:

    Ooh la la! What a fun collection! Thanks for the chance to win!

  22. Virginia S. says:

    I love this kit! It is so feminine. There are lots of projects hiding in this kit, just waiting to be found!

  23. Kathie says:

    What a delightful kit. This one is a winner for sure.

  24. Karen says:

    OMG! I love this collection and would really be ecstatic to be selected. This would be so much fun – fun – fun!!!

  25. Natalie Laney says:

    I would absolutely die to win this kit. Just gorgeous.

  26. Jill Noblitt says:

    This is so beautiful – oh the things I could create !

  27. Karen says:

    Love the soft Victorian colors of this kit…beautiful!

  28. What fun!! Please enter me in your fabulous drawing. It would be so fun to make a French Corset… OOOH la la!!

  29. Carol Anderson says:

    Beautiful items in this kit. I would love to win it,

  30. Cherie says:

    What fun!

  31. Pauline says:

    This kit is FANTASTIC! Great selection of colors! Great designs! Love it! Love it! Love it!
    Keeping my fingers crossed!

  32. Janet Turner says:

    OOO LA LA! I love this kit.

  33. Ann says:

    Hope I win, if not will just have to order a kit. This is wonderful! Thanks so much for the offering.

  34. Conchi says:

    This one is soooo beautiful!

  35. Michele says:

    Would love to win and make for my daughters upcoming birthday
    My mind is bursting with ideas

  36. Darlene Propp says:

    I love corsets and this is such a great collection!

  37. Traci says:

    Would love to win this such pretty mute colors.

  38. Linda says:

    Glad we don’t have to wear them. Lol

  39. MaggieM says:

    I love corsets! I was in a swap where we made corset-shaped trading cards. Wouldn’t it be lovely to put those corsets in your die cut covers?! Please enter me in this terrific giveaway:)

  40. Lori Turner says:

    Another winner giveaway! Would love to win this! Blessings, Lori

  41. Loni Lou LaQuill says:

    This would be so awesome for a new project I want to create.

  42. Amanda Miller says:

    I adore corsets! This kit is great. 🙂

  43. Liane Ceglar says:

    OOOOH-la-la !!!!
    I love corsets, great Giveaway !!! Thank you for te opportunity to win 🙂
    Liane 🙂

  44. SanZ says:

    very feminine!

  45. Joe says:

    Would love to win this, thanks for the chance!

  46. MargieD says:

    Absolutely gorgeous creation by Kristen – these new corset images are amazing. Thanks for the chance to win. Margie

  47. Kathy h says:

    So gorgeous!

  48. Deborah Emmons says:

    Corset and lace, how fun is that?

  49. Sandy Holva says:

    Cinch me in to win this kit!

  50. Rima St.John says:

    Ooo am ‘loving’ this kit…just love Frenchy stiffies!! Oh, it’s all so girlie with lace and pinks and old-time corsets. Would love to win this one.

  51. Kathleen Johnson says:

    Lovely collection of goodies! I’d love it!

  52. Rosemary Sharon says:

    loving this…..loving it…..all about corsets and lace and ladies and fluff right now……..right in time!

  53. Edith says:

    love love love the corset book it would be a perfect showcase for my french ephemera

  54. Mary Mac says:

    Just love the printed ribbon and papers of this beautiful giveaway

  55. Jeri Aaron says:

    I am loving this give-away – white burlap with roses on it – oh my, count me in please!

  56. Lou Anne says:

    So romantic and sexy! I’d love to win!

  57. Eliz says:

    Love the corset and the lacing possibilities.

  58. Jen says:

    So fun and girly!

  59. michele s says:

    gorgeous! thanks for the wondrous giveaway offer. have a wonderful week. xo

  60. cindy burns says:

    What a lovely collection of imagines.Evoking thoughts of romance and a bygone era. A peek into the past.

  61. Kimberly says:

    Every giveaway gets better!

  62. Brenda Lubrant says:

    I could have so much fun dressing up that corset album with all of the pretties that come along with it.

  63. Carmen Willis says:

    Just love Kristen and Kimberly’s art projects. Can’t wait to order and receive my goodies. Hope I win. Another great giveaway! Thanks!!!

  64. My absolute favourite – this is divine, the pretty colours and that corset album is perfection.
    Thank you for another great giveaway.

  65. trisha too says:

    Beautiful pieces, and what a gorgeous kit!


  66. Cathy says:

    Love all of it!

  67. Marcia says:

    Those drop pearls are to die for, too! Thanks!

  68. denise daniel says:

    Oh, how I would love to win this fabulous French Corset Kit! My sister and I will be going to Paris this summer and I am making us both a memory book of our adventures. It would be perfect!
    Thank you for the chance to win. 😀

  69. Barb says:

    This is a gorgeous giveaway!! Perfect for a gift for my daughter who has been to Paris many times.

  70. HawaiianLibrarian says:

    Ooh lala! Corsets and lace are so…fun!

  71. Debbie Rollier says:

    OMG! I love vintage. Corsets are so awesome.

  72. Blair Lowery says:

    Oo la la love the ideas and so many possibilities

  73. Jo says:

    OMG! would love to win this giveaway – SO pretty!
    Thank you!!! Have a wonderful day!

  74. Holly Day says:

    Amazing giveaway! Hope I win!

  75. coco says:

    Gorgeous new projects, and thank you for the new chance to win this fabulous giveaway!!

  76. Catherine Warner says:

    Love this Victorian Look. Would love to win this give away. Thanks for the wonderful products and service.

  77. Maripat says:

    I haven’t played with the kit yet but thanks so much for the chance to win more

  78. Wanda Buxton says:

    Love the corsets and all the goodies. Just lace me up……

  79. Hedgehogi says:

    Love Victorian looks! So beautiful! at gmail dot com

  80. Marilyn Fishwick says:

    I love the corset theme. Pretty, pretty, pretty.

  81. Susanne says:

    Corset trading cards = brilliant!

    This entire kit and theme is wonderful!

  82. Carolyn S says:

    Oh my gosh how did I miss this generous prize opportunity. How fun to win items with a French corset theme.

  83. Yay, corsets! Love to win this one :-).

  84. Lorna Dufrane says:

    Too much fun!!!!

  85. Carol Marion says:

    Lovely and so enticing and yes, girly. Lacy underthings make us all feel pretty. I want to feel pretty too! What a wonderful giveaway.

  86. Laura says:

    Wonderful Giveaway!

  87. Rabbit says:

    My poor grandma actually had to wear corsets when she was a young woman! Ugh. But they’re so cute now that they’re only fantasy wear! This is a super giveaway!

  88. Leslie Hanson says:

    Oo la la! How fun!

  89. My goodness, your newsletters and blog posts are always so inspiring. Love the corsets and how they were featured in the projects above. Just awesome! Thanks for the chance to win and the continuing nudge to push my boundaries!

  90. This is so pretty, I love it!

  91. LeAnn says:

    Very pretty!

  92. Sami Bretherton says:

    Oh my! How fun is that? Hope I win!

  93. Eva Miller says:

    Can you even think about wearing one of those today. We think panty hoses are bad.

  94. Thalia Kottke says:

    Oh how I would love to win this one. The best thing about corsets–we don’t have to use them anymore.

  95. Lorna says:

    Great giveaway and I love Kimberley’s corset book!

  96. Ooooooh, la la!!! Fantastic, as always!

  97. Nellie Cotnam says:

    What a wonderful nostalgic idea. Just love it and can’t wait to be creative. You always have such wonderful ideas that are so inspiring. Thanks for the chance to win.

  98. Jennie says:

    Crossing my fingers and toes! I’ve made countless real corsets, but I would love to make some corset themed papercrafts too!

  99. Angie Applewhite says:

    The French Corset designs and and pictures are so beautifully rouge and vintage. I love it so much 🙂

  100. Hannah Foss says:

    What a great giveaway !! I hope I win.

  101. Gerri herbst says:

    Corsets are my favorite art image! Would love to play with these. Thanks for such great giveaways.

  102. Kris Martinez says:

    I love the corset book! The ephemera & papers that are in the kit are just beautiful.

  103. Diane Boom says:

    I have never done a ATC card so this would be a start for me. Love all the things you guys create!

  104. Judy Ross says:

    Great giveaway…thanks, for the chance to win!

  105. Carol Slowik says:

    Always wanted to begin making ATC’s. Maybe now is the time!

  106. Kay Wilkinson says:

    What a lovely collection.

  107. Rae Higgins says:

    i love this collection!

  108. p boszko says:

    always luv he chance to win! Thanks for the opportunity!

  109. Christine Dahlin says:

    spring! the joy of wearing less!

  110. Jeanne Kelly says:

    Lovely, Lacey and luxurious!

  111. Sue Day says:

    this is a great new idea Wow !! I love it.

  112. Melanie says:

    so clever!

  113. LoriSW says:

    Beautiful give away!!

  114. angelic says:

    I love corsets! Beautiful giveaway.

  115. Lyonette says:

    Just love this one! Corsets are a fave and there are so many fantastic projects I can imagine here! Thanks ladies!

  116. Mitra Pratt says:

    Oh so lovely!

  117. Pam Weiler says:

    Love this giveaway.

  118. Debbie Kaste says:

    What a terrific give-away! Love the corset theme. Just beautiful samples too.

  119. Lynn H Slotkin says:

    Fabulous, frilly and feminine!!! Love!!

  120. Cindy Fitch says:

    Oh my! This is so feminine and frilly. Thanks for another great giveaway!

  121. cool! I’ve been having fun with corset illustrations lately. Mine get tentacles.

  122. Renee Gaillardetz says:

    Oh what a great idea. So soft, sweet and feminine !

  123. Dena Cottrell says:

    What a beautiful set! I would love to win this! Your company is so gracious in your giveaways. Thanks

  124. Jen R says:

    More lovely goodies!

  125. Gilda says:

    What a fantastic bundle. Thanks so much for a chance to win.

  126. Arlene Wheeler says:

    My Favorite PINKS! Lovely!

  127. Sharon B says:

    Oh la la. Beautiful.

  128. Michelle B. says:

    Wow, here I am needing to go to bed and yet
    responding to your terrific give-away. It’s really
    great and soooo inspiring that I’d rather spend
    the nite creating corsets! U R AMAZING !!!!!!!

  129. The corset book is lovely and those corset kit items would be fun to use. Thanks for the chance to win.

  130. Sheila A. says:

    Oh dear — almost missed this opportunity today! Wishing me luck. 🙂

  131. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    Not even a corset could contain my wishes for this giveaway. Thanks for letting me try to win.

  132. Mary Toriello says:

    Ah corsets… I wish I had one !!!

  133. IKE says:

    OMGoodness – this kit is divine and I LUV those little corsets 😀 Thank you for the chance to win

    IKE xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  134. crescent says:

    I’ve always wanted a corset! the ones I’ve seen here are quite lovely even if they”d never fit me!!
    keep making cool pieces, I’m always enchanted by the work I see here!

  135. Helen Potter says:

    LOVE, Love, LOVE!!This is oh la la!

  136. Jan Scholl says:

    Love the ribbons and pearly lace. Thankfully, corsets are no longer a big fashion thing. I would go bonkers.