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Arched Window Triptych (plus bird nest tutorial and a Giveaway)!

Filed under Caroline Ouzts-Hay, French Corsets Kit, Newsletters, Rhea Freitag, Steampunk, Tim Holtz, Tutorials

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 Caroline’s project that are still available on the new site.

What a lovely triptych by Design Team Member Rhea Freitag! And from such humble beginnings: a few pieces of chipboard, cut with the New and On Sale! Movers & Shapers Base Die – Arch Frame and Movers and Shapers Magnetic Die Set – Arches (and colored with Metallic Distress Stain in Brushed Pewter — Rhea loves the metallic stains on raw chipboard and it does look great).

And the Back in Stock and On Sale! Mica Tiles are perfect as” window panes” for those ladies from the On Sale! The Secret Out At Last Collage Sheet. I love the warm, vintage look of mica. (Don’t forget that the ENTIRE Victorian Collage Sheets section is now on sale — in honor of the March Corsets Kit.)

The new Scalloped Metal Hinges – Old Brass are a perfect size for the die-cut arches, too. More info on those below.

Here’s a link to Rhea’s full supply list. And more photos and inspiration on her blog post.

Next up: Design Team Member Caroline Ouzts-Hay created an altered matchbox with birds from On Sale! Birds & Pink Blossoms Dresden Scraps and the Blue Birds Collage Sheet.

Here’s a link to her supply list. Plus more info from Caroline on her blog post. (That’s a blog post and tutorial for how she made the little wire bird’s nest with pearl eggs.)

(With February being a short month, we had a surplus a birds from our month of Odd Birds. Beside Caroline’s sweet altered matchbox, there’s also a wacky little “Bird Barber” by Design Team Member Rhonda Secrist Thomas!)

 Back in Stock

Mica Tiles
On Sale and used in Rhea’s artwork

Exquisite Shrine

Junkyard Findings – Clock Faces*
On Sale!

Garment District Fitting Room Scrapbook Paper
On Sale!

Hooray! A Steampunk Triptych Giveaway!

Wow! Miz Meghan pulled some choice items from Rhea’s Triptych Women (click that link for a reminder of the supply list), plus these extra goodies:
A set of chipboard arch die cuts from the 2 new die sets! (in case you don’t have a die-cutting machine, you can still play)
Vintage Journal Pages – Olde English (12 per package (2 each of 6 designs) — one with a light green print (and a periwinkle seal?) is shown in the upper right of photo)
Kraft Gift Bags with Seals – Newsprint (Set of 6 bags (3 each of 2 sizes) plus 6 round sticker seals  — only 1 bag and the seals shown)
Madonna and Child Collage Sheet (Kind of an odd choice… but the arches led to gothic arches which led to Mary and saints…)
My Graceful Figure Collage Sheet
Medieval Triptychs Collage Sheet
Nirvana Up and Away Scrapbook Paper
Grow Scrapbook Paper (minty green and brown rulers… looks great with the Nirvana and Olde English papers)
Engraver Cartouche Scrapbook Paper (nice faded map/handwriting design — under the majority of the items in the photo at right)
ATC Gothic Arches – Base

To enter the Steampunk Triptych Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY (the deadline is 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time, March 6, 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 Sunday morning for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the Corsets and Lace Giveaway? That would be Kay Wilkinson! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

Posted by Leslie, March 6th, 2014

151 responses to “Arched Window Triptych (plus bird nest tutorial and a Giveaway)!”

  1. Karen Crowder says:

    How nice. Would love to win.

  2. Jamie says:

    Looks like another great one!

  3. Deb Neerman says:

    WoW, what a fabulous project … love it! Thanks for the chance to win these goodies … I’d love to try and make my own!

  4. Darlene Propp says:

    Steampunk is my favorite theme right now. Thanks for the chance to win!

  5. Melanie says:

    love steampunk

  6. Amanda Miller says:

    Amazing project! 🙂

  7. KIM says:

    Thanks Alpha Stamps

    For filling my mind with creativity ideas.

  8. Dewanna Raite says:

    I love steampunk, thanks for a chance to win!

  9. Pam Weiler says:

    thanks for the chance to win another great giveaway. I really like Steampunk.

  10. Steampunk is a theme I little to dabble with as it is such fun and so many possibilities.
    Thank you for once again giving us the chance to win another amazing Giveaway.

  11. sheila AR says:

    Fun! Count me in!! Rhonda, love that crazy Bird Barber….do you suppose all the birds are getting their spring haircuts??!

  12. Lori Turner says:

    Wow. How gorgeous! Images, shrines, Madonna art etc. are my absolute favorites!! Would so love to win! Blessings, Lori

  13. Marge McInerny says:

    Wow, I’d love this Mr Random!

  14. Debbie Painter says:

    I’m in love with Steampunk!!! Thank you so much for a chance!!!

  15. Gilda says:

    the triptych is beautiful. Thanks for another great give away.

  16. Blair Lowery says:

    Another give away, another try. Love the arches and steampunk style

  17. Holly Day says:

    So many cool possibilities for this kit!!

  18. Virginia S. says:

    I love making triptychs. This looks like a fabulous kit!

  19. Diane D says:

    Love the look of the Arches and the Triptychs is fabulous. Thanks again for another great giveaway.

    Take care,

  20. DebbieK says:

    What a fabulous project. Would love to win you generous giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

  21. Betty Bead says:

    What a fabulous giveaway!
    Good luck to everyone who’s entered.

  22. YOu rock! I love birds and nests and triptychs!

  23. cathy smith says:

    I think these are great! I would love to win, too!!!

  24. TheresaFP says:

    Very cool materials, and the Bird Barber is too fun! Would love to win the package!

    Great Day to all!:)

  25. Barbara Crossley says:

    Great giveaway! Would love to work with all the new products!

  26. Kathy says:

    A lot of awesome stuff in this giveaway.

  27. Kathleen Jones says:

    It’s my birthday, so birthday fairy please let me win!

  28. Terry McMullen says:

    What a giveaway! Would love to win.

  29. June Sample-Josefiak says:

    Great products. Would love to win!

  30. Joe says:

    Wonderful giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!

  31. Pat Shaw says:

    Wow, just gorgeous. Love steampunk!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  32. joann west says:

    Another neat neat neat giveaway. Love all the goodies.

  33. Laura says:

    Beautiful as always!

  34. Pamela Palmarini says:

    Pick me… PALEEEEEEEESE?!… Go #31!!!

  35. Deborah Emmons says:

    Love to win, count me in!

  36. Gena says:

    I haven’t gotten to scrapbook in months and months but I would lock the doors and work on this if I won!!! Beautiful!

  37. LeAnn A says:

    Love Love Love Steampunk!

  38. Traci says:

    Great giveaway as always – hopefully I will win this time! Love Alpha Stamps and your generosity.

  39. Willow says:

    Love this giveaway, the windows are great. Thanks alpha stamps!

  40. Ooh! Lemme be the steamqueen! Nice collection.

  41. Willow says:

    Great giveaway, so many possibilities, thanks alpha stamps!

  42. Linda Ellis says:

    Gorgeous kit! I can’t afford these die machines and dies, so all the more appreciated!

  43. HSG says:

    Thank you for the chance to win some of the great Alpha Stamps goodies!

  44. Lorraine says:

    Great stuff, would be my first foray into Steam Punk, but I know just what I would do. Love it! Thank you for the opportunity to win it. Love all your products. I actually met two of your designers…..Kristen and Lora, what great artists and women. Had a great time with them!

  45. DeeDee Woodbury says:

    Fun stuff – I would love to win a kit!

  46. Cherie says:


  47. Marilyn H says:

    Love the triptych. Beautiful.

  48. Sue Rosenberg says:

    Have to love a Steampunk triptych! Great supplies!

  49. Lynette says:

    Love shrines, and steampunk style! So many great ideas!

  50. judy says:

    What a great collection and Steam Pump to boot. Have been wanting to try my hand at this creative, this would be a great way to start~

  51. marla b says:

    Woo-woo—this one has me all steamed up!!

  52. Kathy h says:

    Me, me, me!

  53. Carol milgram says:

    Oh how I love Steampunk, I hope to win this one.

  54. Rosie V. says:

    Once again, a feast for the eye! Go Alpha and all your creative inspiration so freely offered:)

  55. Vic Bills says:

    This is so beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win!

  56. Lorna Dufrane says:

    Love it!!

  57. Sharon says:

    Steampunk has been a favourite for a number of years now., Thanks for the opportunity to win this package.

  58. Lou Anne says:

    This is awesome! I really hope I’m lucky this time.

  59. Karen says:

    Another gorgeous collection – I’ll just keep trying and hope to be the lucky one!

  60. Noreen says:

    What a lovely project! That would be a great way to display some old family photos, too! Love the steampunk style!

  61. ANN says:

    What a gorgeous project! Would love to win this kit!

  62. Kathy Bumb says:

    What a beautiful collection of supplies. Love your shop!!!

  63. Karen N says:

    Wow…another amazing giveaway. I love the arches!

  64. carol says:

    I’m a huge Rhea fan and would love to get a head start on her latest creation.

  65. Judy Ross says:

    Would love to win!!

  66. Mary Mac says:

    Love these arch dies with this great giveaway.

  67. Kate says:

    wow! what fun stuff, choose me please?

  68. Lou Anne Colodny says:

    another great giveaway…love to win it…..ho ho ho

  69. ellen hyde says:

    Love the romance and whimsey! Awesome projects that i would love to try!

  70. 2amscrapper says:

    you offer so much crafty goodness. Would love to win this one. Helene

  71. Regina Salvador says:

    LOVE the Triptych, beautiful!

  72. Kim B says:

    Very, very nice!

  73. Angie says:

    This is so much fun!! Love to see what I can come up with. Love to win and play!

  74. Thalia Kottke says:

    Thank you for another chance to win great products.

  75. Jennie says:

    ::Crossing my fingers!::

  76. Debbie Rollier says:

    Love the Victorian age.

  77. MargieD says:

    Gorgeous tryptych – I’m in love with those arches. Thanks for the chance to win such fab goodies. Margie

  78. angelic says:

    I love steampunk! Thanks for the giveaway.

  79. Lori Wilczek says:

    Fantastic Giveaway!!

  80. Sandy Holva says:

    Love everything in this kit!

  81. Wow I cannot believe that I only discover your website now!! I will very happily pay the international shipping on this amazing giveaway!

  82. Jill Noblitt says:

    I love steampunk ! Great items for the giveaway 🙂

  83. Wendy says:

    Great kit, especially the arched windows. Projects already dancing in my head!

  84. Lana says:

    please, please pick me, with sugar on top.

  85. Kathie Morgan says:

    Love the triptic! And the Steampunk….Mr. Random, please choose me!

  86. trisha too says:

    Wonderful kit–lots of creative steampunk fun!


  87. Cathie Stone says:

    This is amaZing! Thank you!

  88. Teresa Currie says:

    I love the chipboard arch die cuts (and would love to have the die), the old brass hinges and the vintage journal pages!! The mica tiles really age Rhea’s project beautifully. It would be fun to play!!

  89. Another great giveaway!!

  90. Ginger Benedict says:

    Love the neutral tones in the papers and collage sheets. Can’t wait to win this!
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  91. Stefanie says:

    Wow! This is the first newsletter I’ve had from you but I’m so glad I signed up!! I just love steampunk and really drawn to triptych’s at the moment too so grateful for a chance to win :o)

  92. Roberta S says:

    This triptych is gorgeous! I would love to win this kit, and thank you for your generosity in having so many fun giveaways!

  93. Pat says:

    This is a really cool package would love to win it.

  94. LoriSW says:

    Lovely samples and goodies!

  95. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    This is so awesome. Love the triptych example.

  96. coco says:

    Wow!!! What a fabulous triptych floral arch and giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!

  97. April Dudko says:

    Gorgeous! Would love to try the metallic distress stain. Thanks for the chance to win!

  98. marge says:

    What’s not to love with Steampunk! This is a great assortment. Thanks for the chance to win.

  99. marcia says:

    That paper is so cool with the handwriting!

  100. Hoping and wishing for a pretty treat!

  101. Jeri Aaron says:

    Once again, great give-aways!

  102. Jo says:

    These are so simple, yet so beautiful!
    I love it!

  103. HawaiianLibrarian says:

    A triptych would be something very new for me to try. Mahalo for the op to win the kit.

  104. Carol Slowik says:

    Very nice! Thanks as always for the chance to win!

  105. Liane Ceglar says:

    Great giveaway…thank you for the opportunity to win

  106. Emily N. says:

    I really like triptychs!

  107. What a fantastic project! Would love to win.

  108. lura brown says:

    pick me, pick me please. what a super great giveaway. thank you for the chance to win. will be waiting to hear from you i hope. xox

  109. lynn says:

    i love the arches and the way the nica adds the perfect touch.. what a great giveaway.. i can see myself creating one of these with the kit im going to win.. lol
    a girl can hope cant she

  110. Would love to win this one! Looks fantastic.

  111. Debra Gibson says:

    Would love to win this giveaway! They are always so very pretty! I love all the projects!

  112. Carmen Willis says:

    Caroline and Rhea your art projects are simply delightful. Love how you both implemented the bird on matchbook and the the lovely ladies triptych. Great job! Hope I win this fabulous giveaway!

  113. Olivia Bressler says:

    Love this project, of course I have yet to see one that I dislike. Thanks so very much for sharing. Good luck to everyone. Olivia

  114. Laura says:

    Wonderful giveaway!

  115. Jo says:

    Awesome!!!! Love it!!!!

  116. Jennifer says:

    I hope I win! It looks great. 🙂

  117. Christine Dahlin says:

    love the ‘giving the bird a haircut’. please please send more triptych supplies!

  118. Sharon K says:

    Another fantastic giveaway!

  119. Sylvia L. says:

    I love the mica tiles and the metallic distress stain!

  120. Elaine Shryock says:

    Alpha, you always know exactly what I’m looking for plus all these other wonderful vintage relics.

  121. Kathy M says:

    Wow this is an amazing kit! So many ideas, so little time. Great giveaway!

  122. Maxine Kincora says:

    Mine mine mine

  123. SanZ says:

    Steampunk!!! So awesome!

  124. Mary Toriello says:

    Okay I’m in it to win it!

  125. like it in triplicate

  126. DebR says:

    Wonderful giveaway, I’d love to be entered and thanks to Caroline for her great tutorial, love it!

  127. ann says:

    This is an awesome give away,I would love to win and have a play. Thanks xx

  128. Jackie says:

    Another great giveaway! I’d love to win! Thank you!

  129. Jen says:

    I love this giveaway…it has my favorite item…gothic arches!

  130. Maryellen says:

    What a fun project – I see many options here.

  131. Brenda Lubrant says:

    I would love to create my own take of a beautiful gothic arches and give it to my daughter for her birthday.

  132. Lorna says:

    So many cool things to play with!

  133. Jen R says:

    Loving the arches and another fabbo giveaway!

  134. Love it as always, what a great idea !
    pick me ! pick me !!!

  135. Barbara Bird says:

    What a great giveaway

  136. Gail Klein says:

    I just love Steampunk and you guys know just what to do with all the wonderful items! Let me play!

  137. Ronda Liebert says:

    It only gets better – everytime you outdo yourselves.

  138. Cindy Fitch says:

    Another great giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win.

  139. Phoebe Diamond says:

    Yummy! I would love to create with that mix of things.

  140. Muriel says:

    Ah, Steampunk! Wonderful.

  141. Jeanne Kelly says:

    Yeah!! Steampunk is so fun to play with. I really like Rhea’s use of mica in her project too…really adds a nice touch!

  142. Shannon C. says:

    So elegant. Thanks for sharing your talents!

  143. melody says:

    Oh, yes, please!

  144. PaulanneSorensen says:

    Pick me, oh please, pick me. Love your fun products and ideas.

  145. Sandra Bolliger says:

    Ooh, I love Steampunk. Thank you for the apportunity.

  146. Lina T says:


  147. Jan S. says:

    What a great giveaway. Someone is going to be very happy to win this.

  148. taradid says:

    I loved seeing how Rhea used the mica on her project – it is so cool, but I have not been brave enough to use it myself. Thanks for a chance to win this outstanding giveaway!

  149. Kris Martinez says:

    What a great package! Thanks for the opportunity to work with it!

  150. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    Please let me say that I’ve been “Punked” when I win this giveaway.

  151. Mary Jane Ciurla says:

    This is something I love. Little books and that type of card are my thing. I would be thrilled with this.