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BIG Tim Holtz Sale (+ Steampunk Dress and Giveaway!)

Filed under Art Projects, French Corsets Kit, Giveaways, Laura Carson, Newsletters, Sale, 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 lists for both projects on the new site: Laura’s Steampunk Corset Dress, Nichola’s A Pretty Pouty Something!.

Oh my. Design Team Member Laura Carson made a ray gun to hang from the belt of her Steampunk Corset Dress! How cool is that. And she also artfully connected 2 sets of the Die-Cut Chipboard Corsets together with pieces of the Vintage Brass Butterflies and Filigree Set. Good thing she explains it all on her blog.

I know you’ll want to get all the details, so here is Laura’s supply list and Laura shares more photos and a tutorial on her blog. (And note: today’s Giveaway (below) is all about Laura’s steampunk dress!)

Moving on (too quickly but time is fleeting!) to the third “Tag of the Month” that Tim Holtz has made for 2014: A spring tag demontrating his “Smudge Stamping” technique that is also in his New and On Sale! Compendium of Curiosities – Volume III! And I love the new Distress Marker Spritzer Tool that he uses, too (also on sale). And there’s a video of that tool in use (and, thankfully it can accommodate other markers) on his tutorial page.

Did I say On Sale!? Because of the new Tim Holtz tools and tag, I’ve put the ENTIRE Tim Holtz Products Section On Sale! Over 150 products! Catch ’em quick ’cause the sale will end this Thursday, March 27th! (And where has this month gone?)

And our second Design Team project today, also using parts from the French Corset Kit, is a pretty little plaque that Nichola Battilana calls A pretty pouty something!

Read more about it on Nichola’s blog. And here is Nichola’s supply list.

And speaking of kits, the APRIL kits start shipping tomorrow (eek!) AND, today is the final day of the Victorian Collage Sheet Sale (related to the March Corset Kit’s theme).

But before you run off to see Laura’s tutorial or Nichola’s blog post or Tim Holtz’s tutorial, scroll down to see what’s new, what’s back in stock (a TON of Tim Holtz products, just in time for the sale!), what is in the FREE gift kit, and what’s in today’s Giveaway!

 Thursday Newsletter Recap And Happy Spring FREE Gift Kit

Don’t Forget Thursday’s Newsletter
; Corset Tag Book above by Teri Calia using some new collage sheets.

Tiny Half Round Crowns

New! (And more new items on the blog post.)

Happy Spring FREE Gift Kit

This kit includes scrapbook papers and some beads (pink to copper to light green), plus some of the Tiny Orange Roses! (Hey, the Sale on the ENTIRE Paper Flowers (and Leaves) Section (ends TODAY, Sunday, March 23rd)!


Hooray! A Steampunk Dress Giveaway!

I love the colors in Laura’s dress… and in the Giveaway! (I added in a bit more jade/patina green than Laura’s artwork but I think it looks great with all those corroded metal colors.)

Beside pretty much everything in Laura’s Steampunk Corset Dress (here’s a reminder of her supply list), all these extra (14!) goodies are included:
– Hardware Collage Sheet
Tick Tock Collage Sheet
Time Flies Collage Sheet
Antique Brass Clock Charm
Fairy Vial
Halloween Fiber Set
Steampunk Gear Mix
– Hanging Dungeon Lantern
75 Cents Penny Scrapbook Paper
75 Cents Sovereign Scrapbook Paper
Sunshine in My Soul – Rays Scrapbook Paper (betcha didn’t recognize that subtle grey-with-overprinted-pattern paper in the upper left of larger photo? that’s the back side)
Double Dot Vintage Chiffon Scrapbook Paper
Double Dot Vintage Island Mist Scrapbook Paper
Double Dot Vintage Shadow Scrapbook Paper

To enter the Steampunk Dress 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 23, 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 Thursday’s Spring Flower Sale Giveaway? That would be Jen R! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

Posted by Leslie, March 23rd, 2014

146 responses to “BIG Tim Holtz Sale (+ Steampunk Dress and Giveaway!)”

  1. Pam P says:

    Steampunk is delicious!!

  2. Noreen says:

    Love, love the steampunk dress! And who wouldn’t love to win Tim Holtz stuff! thanks for the chance!

  3. Sharon says:

    Steampunk is my absolute favourite! Pick me, pick me… tee hee!

  4. Jennifer J says:

    aaaccck!! I <3 this so much! The ray gun is awesome. 🙂

  5. Cherie says:

    Stunning! Love it all!

  6. kim says:

    Steampunk corset dress!!!!
    Prefect idea for all of us
    non girly , girls.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  7. Jennifer Pospichal says:

    Great goodies– I love Steampunk!

  8. Carolyn Summers says:

    WOW! I wish I had viewed your steampunk corset dress before I made my doll. Yours is exquisite and inspires me to make another. Thanks for offering it as a prize.

  9. This is such an amazing project. Love Laura’s details and where her imagination takes me. What an awesome give-away. Thanks for the continued inspiration you provide both with your products and from your incredibly talented DT.

  10. How I would LOVE to win this I LOVE Steampunk thanks for the opportunity!

  11. Jody Hammond says:

    Just love that corset dress, I will definitely be checking this out more carefully. Great Job Laura!!!

  12. Blair Lowery says:

    What a wonderful give away, keep hoping

  13. Edith says:

    love love love to win thank’s for the chance

  14. Carrie Monnier-Cummings says:

    Love EVERYTHING Laura makes and this is no exception. Steampunk! Fantastic!

  15. Susan Sparke says:

    OMG I’d love to have this for a project.

  16. Willow says:

    I LOVE IT, I WOULD WEAR THAT, thanks alpha stamps!

  17. The steam punk stuff is always my fav! Want.

  18. Patricia Molnar (artjunkie2) says:

    Stunning!! I love Laura’s steampunk corset dress!! Love the color of the dress and the ray gun is fantastic!!! Laura’s projects are always so amazing!!! Thanks for sharing this amazing work of art!!

  19. tara says:

    thanks for a chance to win. i just placed my first order last week and can’t wait for it to get here!

  20. Melanie says:

    I love steampunk and I love Laura’s creations.

  21. Kimberly says:

    I’m hopping this is my lucky day!

  22. Pat Shaw says:

    I just love Steampunk. Thanks for the chance to win this fabulous prize!!

  23. P boszko says:

    Great giveaway…thanks for the chance to win!

  24. Jo Ellen Milano says:

    i can’t wait to make the corset project, now time to shop for all the new Tim Holtz goodies!

  25. Kathie says:

    This one is the best yet. Toes, fingers and eyes crossed. Thanks for a chance to win, it always adds to the enjoyment of exploring your BLOG.

  26. barbara macaskill says:

    Congratulations to Jen R.! LOVELOVELOVE the Steampunk Corset!! So many ideas are racing through my head like a tornado! The things I could do with all of these wonderful products have me wanting them NOW! Would love to be the recipient of this amazing assortment of luscious goodies so I can get them out of my head! Thanks for the chance to!
    Looking forward to Thursday’s newsletter to see what incredible creations the DT has in store for us! Stay crafty and have a great week!

  27. LOVE the little raygun :-).

  28. Susan Gunter says:

    Thanks for another fabulous giveaway!!

  29. IKE says:

    OMGoodness – that dress is just to die for !! How amazing and I just LUV all the goodies you have shown us. 🙂
    Thanks for the chance to win.

    IKE xxxxxxxxxxx

  30. Suzanne Coope says:

    Love Steampunk!

  31. Traci says:

    Love steampunk the items are perfect and so are the projects today-love them all!

  32. Mary Toriello says:

    I need this!!!

  33. Donna Scobey says:

    Steampunk rules!

  34. Who doesn’t love Steampunk especially Steampunk corsets!
    I am blown-away by this creation and also your generous Giveaway.

  35. Carol Slowik says:

    Kinda freaky, eh? Hope it’s me.

  36. Wendy says:

    Wow! Such a great giveaway. You’re going to make someone very happy.

  37. Jo says:

    Loving Steampunk!!!

  38. angelic says:

    Steampunk love it! I just love the amazing creations Laura creates! Thank you for all the inspirations.

  39. Paula says:

    I love steampunk…why? I don’t know. Probably because it is so funky and fun. So I dust rial Revolution, so me! Pick me please or Random Computer picker. Love Paula

  40. Mary White says:

    Great giveaway. Love the creativity!

  41. Pam Weiler says:

    Thank you for the chance to win a great giveaway!

  42. Joe says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  43. Maura Flood says:

    Oh, wow! I love the steam punk corset and all the goodies in the give-away.

  44. Oops meant to say Laura’s done an amazing job!! I just love steampunk and this is fabulous 🙂 thanks so much for sharing this and for an amazing giveaway!!

  45. Pam S says:

    Ohhh. I am swooning over this! I love Steampunk style. Thanks for the chance to win!

  46. Diane Smith says:

    Would love to win this amazing collection of products

  47. Karen says:

    Looks like another fun project in the queue – hope I an selected!

  48. Laura says:

    Amazing as always! Thank you for the chance to win!

  49. Liane Ceglar says:

    AMAZING Giveaway….thanks for the opportunity to win !!!!!

  50. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    This is so rad. Thanks for the chance to win all these cool products.

  51. Jill Noblitt says:

    Love this !!! Beautiful stuff!

  52. teri steele says:

    I can always use steampunk loot! Love the dress form. Its great.

  53. Deb Neerman says:

    WoW, this work-of-art is gorgeous! Thanks for the opportunity to win this fabulous giveaway!

  54. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    Oh, my is right. I’d love to get my hands on this giveaway.

  55. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    Oh, my is right. I’d love to get my hands on this

  56. Darlene Propp says:

    Love love, love steampunk

  57. Debra Gibson says:

    Can I please win this one!?! I love it so!! Thanks’ for the chance to win!!!!This is so very cool!!!!

  58. carol says:

    Can’t get enough Steampunk would love to win

  59. judy golden says:

    Wow what a great giveaway, would so much to win this one, as it would get my creativity flowing again, kind of hit a slump. thanks for the chance to win it~

  60. Mindy irwin says:

    And the giveaways just keep getting better

  61. SHEILA says:


  62. Mary Mac says:

    Just love steam punk and these papers and fantastic.

  63. Ann says:

    Laura’s ray gun & steampunk corset dress are awesome!! Loooove Tim Holtz! Thanks for the TH sale and steamy giveaway! : )

  64. Robin "Bird" Parker says:

    What another awesome giveaway…you sure are good to us, thank you Alpha Stamps!


  65. ALICIA A says:

    Stunning Steampunk Dress! Fabulous giveaway. Thank you.

  66. DebR says:

    Laura’s steam punk corset dress is brilliant and who doesn’t love Tim Holtz?! Great giveaway, thanks for the opportunity.

  67. sheila AR says:

    Amazing, amazing…got my gears flying on this giveaway!! Just gorgeous! I need to make this and thanks for the opportunity to win. xo

  68. Lorna Dufrane says:

    What fun, hopefully one day I will win one of your wonderful

  69. Beverly S says:

    Another amazing giveaway – thanks so much for your generosity and for a chance to win!

  70. Laurie Davis says:

    another beautiful giveaway! please pick me!!

  71. Sandy Holva says:

    Each kit tops the last!

  72. Catherine Warner says:

    Love the Steampunk dress and corset…Steampunk is my “thing”. Great to have a opportunity to win.

  73. MargieD says:

    Absolutely amazing steampunk corset by Laura and a beautiful plaque too from Nichola – such great inspiration and a fab giveaway too. Margie

  74. I am a HUGE fan of Laura Carson & I am continually amazed at her talent 🙂

  75. Victoria K says:

    Oh how amazing! Love the project! What a sweet giveaway! Good luck to everyone!

  76. Emily N. says:

    Another beautiful giveaway!

  77. Suzanne says:

    Love! Love! Love! the Steampunk dress! Fabulous!

  78. Lina T says:


  79. Carol DuBois says:

    What a cool kit and what a cool idea. Love, love, love


  80. Kathleen Johnson says:

    Love this project! Love these goodies!

  81. Oh happy day, I love steampunk. It could be my lucky day.

  82. Marilyn H says:

    Awesome dress!

  83. Lisa K says:

    this is awesome

  84. Jennie says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this collection of goodies! Crossing my fingers, toes, elbows and knees!

  85. yvette leblanc says:


  86. so much cool stuff! love it all!

  87. Sandra Bolliger says:

    The steampunk corset is gorgeous. Fabulous giveaway.

  88. marge says:

    Love Steampunk! Love Tim Holtz- Great stuff

  89. MaggieM says:

    Wow, I’d love to win this giveaway! I love all things steampunk! And, Laura’s dress form is awesome!

  90. Diane Boom says:

    I just love steampunk and would like to make this for my room.

  91. Michele says:

    Steampunk ideas keep spinning in my head!

  92. joy says:

    Fabulous giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.

  93. Shannon C. says:

    Love the colours, and the corset!

  94. Gail K says:

    I love “Steampunk”!!!!!!!! So excited to play with all those elements! Please pick me!!

  95. Beth Jones says:

    Thanks for the fabulous giveaways!!

  96. What an honor it would be to win!

  97. Rosemary Sharon says:

    Here I am…..can’t wait to win it….lol

  98. Gilda says:

    Love your stuff. Thanks for the give away.

  99. Thalia Kottke says:

    Terrific give-away, would love to win.

  100. Carmen Willis says:

    I just love your amazing creative mind Laura, and the ray gun. You have a beautiful mind. Would love to win this giveaway!

  101. April says:

    I need this corset dress, it would go great on my dresser!!!

  102. Jackie N says:

    Another awesome giveaway!!!

  103. Lorna says:

    So much steampunky goodness!

  104. Laura says:

    Wonderful giveaway!

  105. Terry McMullen says:

    Steampunk! Oh, my! What wonderful creations we could make!

  106. Nancy E says:

    Oh, OMG!! Do I love this dress… It’s just so clever. Thanks for sharing…..

  107. LoriSW says:

    I believe I just became a steampunk fan! Great samples and supplies.

  108. Lou Anne says:

    I love Steampunk! Thanks for the giveaway!

  109. Mary-Ann says:

    Steampunk and Corsets – made for each other just like peanut butter & jelly!

  110. Lou Anne Colodny says:

    ooh…love it…want it..fates be with me

  111. LOVE THIS!!! Thanks for another fantastic Giveaway!

  112. Lorrie Koenig says:

    Laura Carson is so awesome and creative. Thanks for your fun giveaway too!

  113. LeAnn says:

    So amazing! I love everything about it.

  114. Renee Zarate says:

    Laura really outdid herself on this one! I love Steampunk, can’t get enough of it. Thanks for the amazing giveaway.

  115. rebecca jeffress says:

    What a fabulous design and wonderful products, would love any of them!

  116. Brenda Lubrant says:

    Laura makes the best creations and she gives me a lot of inspiration looking at her projects she shares with us.

  117. Carol Geraci says:

    I love this giveaway.

  118. Karen Crowder says:

    It would be “steamy” to win this fine giveaway.

  119. Me Pugh says:

    The corset is sooo adorable. So many ideas.

  120. Oh my goodies!! I have adored Steampunk for a long time now and have not seen anything so creatively done like this before. I would be so thrilled to have this to build and show my online art friends….they’d all be “jello” (jealous).

  121. Debi W says:

    The Steampunk Corset is amazing. What a way to start…the items for the Steampunk giveaway. Would love to win this…thank you for the giveaway!

  122. Karen Murphy says:

    Love all these new steampunk goodies!! And the corsets are beautiful!!

  123. PurpleFigment says:

    What an awesome giveaway – winning and making something steampunk would be a great way to have some creative fun and improve what’s been one of those weekends. 🙂

  124. Arlene Wheeler says:

    Wonderful,once again!!!!

  125. Helen Potter says:

    Oh how I love Laura’s dress…Stunning!
    Thank you for the chance to win all these goodies!

  126. Ronda Liebert says:

    I love steampunk, love the look and the vibe.

  127. Luanne Shoup says:

    just once, I would like to win!

  128. Kelly says:

    Love it!

  129. Karen H says:

    Lookin’ good…thanks for the chance!

  130. Lori Devoux says:

    Love it! Thank you for the opportunity to win. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

  131. Carla Velting says:

    Gorgeous ideas as always 🙂

  132. Charlene says:

    Wonderful things.

  133. Heather C. says:

    Hee – the ray gun is so clever!

  134. Phoebe Diamond says:

    I would really really love to create with those materials. Could I get picked? Pretty please?

  135. Teresa Currie says:

    Love the Steam Punk Giveaway, especially the Gilders Paste, the Tick Tock Collage Sheet and the Fairy Vials!!

  136. Paula says:

    Love all the supplies I have ordered from your website. You guys are the BEST!!!

  137. Jen R says:

    Love these items and the dress is SWEET!!

  138. Rima St.John says:

    Laura never ceases to amaze me, gorgeous artwork. Great give-a-way, would love to win.

  139. Joelle Platz says:

    Ok this is awesome!! Love it!!

  140. Jamee Reed says:

    Alpha Stamps is my fav site and Laura Carson is as always my inspiration!

  141. DEBORAH EMMONS says:

    Love steampunk.

  142. Love this one as well ! I would love to be closer to you all, I could learn so much !!!
    thank you

  143. Maxine Kincora says:

    I keep hoping.

  144. enrica p says:

    So cool!

  145. Lyonette says:

    the ray gun is a fantastic touch. what a great project. i just love this kit!