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Cartographer Collection (+Giveaway! And FREE Easter Bunnies Gift)

Filed under Art Projects, Contests/Winners, Giveaways, Newsletters, Rhea Freitag, 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 Rhea’s project that are still available on the new site.

Wow… this newsletter is filled with eye-candy, so I’d suggest you grab a cup of your favorite beverage and take a break (and with a video tour by Design Team Member Rhea Freitag, there’s extra incentive to sit back and relax).

But before the artwork: we’ve created a new FREE Easter Bunnies Gift! (It is only 2 weeks till Easter, but I bet you’ll want some of these cute rabbits (dancing, dining, driving cars and making telephone calls) for your art stash well past Easter.

This FREE offer is a bit different from the free mini kits we’ve had recently. I bought a bunch of new Dresden scrap sheets from Germany (beautiful embossed and die-cut sheets — many with an Easter bunny theme). So I’ll include one of the Easter sheets FREE for all orders over $20! AND, for orders over $50 you’ll receive TWO different scrap sheets (note: I have a big bunch of samples, so you may not get 2 Easter sheets… the second sheet could be flowers, kittens, children, Santas… who knows what surprise you’ll find in your package).

(Psst! The entire section of full-color Dresden scraps is On Sale, too!) More info is on the FREE Easter Bunnies Gift page.

Info on today’s Journey Journal Giveaway (and a sale ending TODAY and new and back in stock items) is below. But first I’ll hand over the reins to Design Team Coordinator Miz Bella (Kim Ayers) to introduce Rhea’s beautiful Cartographer Journey Journal.

Design Team Member Rhea Freitag has created a fabulous book for you to gaze upon and gasp over with new items from Tim Holtz and Prima.

Since Rhea has created this, you know that there will be tons of goodies used and you will have to go back more than once to see everything she included on each page. I think that makes it much more fun and interesting, don’t you?

Rhea started with the New and On Sale! Tim Holtz Large Worn Book Cover – Chronicle and added both stain and ink from the Vintage Photo Distress Ink & Stain Kit (then wet them so they bled a bit into the fabric on the cover).

She also worked lots of moving parts into the book (which I love!) like the Large Game Spinners on the cover.

Each page of Rhea’s book is made with 12×12 Chipboard that she has cut down to size; sturdy enough to handle all of the embellishments that is used on each page. Who wouldn’t want to layer it up with all of the fun items Rhea used? I LOVE the Cartographer Collection papers since they’re so incredibly diverse. Create your own journal with them as Rhea did, or use in art journaling, mixed-media, postcards, mini-books… you get the idea!

The muted palette of the Cartographer Collection pairs well with the Tim Holtz Found Relatives Cards, the TWO New and On Sale! Ephemera Packs (Expedition and Thrift Shop), and Rhea’s addition of the moody Vintage Paris Postcards Collage Sheet is just perfection.

Being the ah, “collector” of things (junk) that I am (OK hoarder!) my favorite part of Rhea’s book is the inside back cover, filled with envelopes! Places to put even more stuff that needs to be pulled out and played with. I myself have spied upon the New and On Sale! Movers & Shapers Base Die – Pocket Envelope. How is it I do not have one of these in my collection? I really love putting things in little envelopes and now I can not only make the envelopes but with whatever paper I want?! Did you see the adorable Glassine Envelope? (With a New! Remnant Rub-On on top of it?!) I’m about ready to throw myself on the floor and have an absolute fit over the two of those items. I had just better go and order both of those for myself, but you hush now and don’t go telling Slim Daddy that I’m ordering more stuff!

You can see Rhea’s full Supply List. Visit Rhea’s blog for more pictures and a video tour of her Cartographer Journey Journal!

 Thursday Newsletter Recap: Cigar Box Clock Tutorial

Don’t Forget Thursday’s Newsletter
with artwork & a tutorial by Laura Carson

Being French #1 Collage Sheet
Being French #1 Collage Sheet New!

Tim Holtz Pulley Wheels
Tim Holtz Pulley Wheels New and On Sale!

2mm Rhinestone Chain – Topaz On Sale!

Glitter, Tinsel (& Misc Shiny Things) Sale
Ends TODAY, April 6th


Hooray! A Journey Journal Giveaway!

I love all the little pockets and glassine envelopes in Rhea’s artwork, so this Giveaway is filled with envelopes!

Here are a bunch of the items Rhea used in her journal that are included in the Giveaway:
Tim Holtz Large Worn Book Cover – Chronicle
Gauges Collage Sheet
Art Nouveau Exposition Collage Sheet
Vintage Paris Postcards Collage Sheet
Nirvana Typograph Scrapbook Paper
Glassine Envelopes – 2-5/16 x 3-5/8 Inches
Small Glassine Envelopes – Square
ATC Size Kraft Envelopes
Vintage Receipts – ATC Size

And here are a few more goodies not in Rhea’s artwork:
Hot Air Balloon Collage Sheet
Cartographer Montgolfiere Scrapbook Paper (not technically in her artwork… though she used this paper from the 12×12 pad)
Cartographer Marveilleux Scrapbook Paper
Paris Postcards – Color Collage Sheet
Small Glassine Envelopes – Horizontal Flaps
Goggles Collage Sheet
Attic Treasures Printed Envelopes (just put on sale!)

To enter the Journey Journal Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, April 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 Thursday morning for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won Thursday’s French Dancers Giveaway? That would be Kim (#117 in the comments… we had more than one “Kim” this week)! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

Posted by Leslie, April 6th, 2014

173 responses to “Cartographer Collection (+Giveaway! And FREE Easter Bunnies Gift)”

  1. Me Pugh says:

    What a fun collection of travel collages and the envelopes are sweet. Thanks.

  2. Joe says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  3. Barbara says:

    Would love to make this for my travel-loving daughter-in-law.!!

  4. Laura says:

    This looks like so much fun!

  5. Conchi says:

    I love the dots envelopes. Thanks!

  6. Suzanne Stockinger says:

    That all looks wonderful

  7. Liane Ceglar says:

    Bookmaking is one of my great LOVE’s…this Giveaway is fabulous !!!! Thanks for a chance to win
    Liane 🙂

  8. Gina Goodling says:

    I’d be in heaven working with all these inspiring products!

  9. Lori Yarnall says:

    What a beautiful collection!! Would love to create with this give away!

  10. Arlene Wheeler says:


  11. Susan says:

    Perfect for some steampunk projects I’d like to try! Thanks!

  12. I love your ideas and anything to do with travel or books. You did it again.

  13. Kathy Garrison says:

    I would love to use this on my summer vacation!


  14. Gloria Stafford says:

    What an adventuresome collection! My bags are packed already!

  15. Diana Kitsmiller says:

    My mind is spinning with ideas! Another great give-away!

  16. joann west says:

    Love anything to do with travel. Great stuff.

  17. April says:

    I love the goggles and hot air balloons!!

  18. Rhea has made a wonderful Journey Journal, that I found and repinned on Pinterest. I love the things she uses, and so I came to your webshop, and I had to buy some digital downloads, Love, love, love

  19. Ann says:

    Another awesome giveaway!! Wow! Love the Journey Journal project and would love to create my own with all the goodies in your generous giveaway! : )

  20. Phoebe Diamond says:

    Like that mix, won’t get lost with those items.

  21. Kathy Bumb says:

    Love this giveaway.
    i love Tim Holtz products.

  22. Jennifer J says:

    love this! I love getting all your fun emails and prize opportunities.

  23. I love love love this giveaway, I would love to win thanks for the chance

  24. Olivia says:

    Wow, what a collection to fuel the imagination and create something. What’s not to love.

  25. Tory Willson says:

    Beautiful ! Would love to work wih Tia project

  26. Diana Kelly says:

    Another great giveaway. I love the whole theme.

  27. Marla B says:

    This one is right down my alley – looks like a blast to put together- so many ways to go. Thank you for the opportunity to win and more great ideas.

  28. Tory Willson says:

    Beautiful and unusual,a must have !

  29. April Dudko says:

    I’m glad you confessed to hoarding! Now I can say I do as well! Love all the papers, envelopes and other goodies in this prize, you are always so generous, thank you for the chance to win!

  30. DianeD says:

    Beautiful once again!

  31. KIM says:

    I just won the last giveaway.
    If I win again.
    This will be for my best friend Lorna.
    SHOOT! now it won’t be a surprise.
    Thanks, Alpha Stamps

  32. Roxanne says:

    Ooohhh La la….I already have some of your travel papers but oh…would so love this great Kit! Alpha Stamps you are the Cats Meow with your creative inspirational goodies! Thanks for a chance to win!

  33. Connie says:

    What a great collection of items! Who wouldn’t love to win this!
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  34. Marilou says:

    I would love to win this giveaway, thank you for a chance with your generosity!
    Marilou of Lulus Lovlies

  35. lynn says:

    this is a wonderful kit.. and would be perfect for me.. i wanted to start a journal.. and this is right up my alley.. and i think would inspire me to be creative and a great way to express my thoughts and feelings.
    thank you so much
    big ladybug hugs

  36. Bridget says:

    Love this giveaway! Blessings and thanks!

  37. teri steele says:

    I too would really love to win this. I am a balloon hoarder. This kit would be lovely in my collection.

  38. Holly Day says:

    Amazing possibilities with this giveaway–hope I win!

  39. Anamarie Dwyer says:

    Wow! I love all the layers. The moving parts really draw attention. Now I just have to remember to add a moving part Before I glue it all down! Lol!

  40. Beverly White says:

    This one really inspires me to get out of the winter doldrums and start creating. Pick me . . . pick me.

  41. Debbie Rollier says:

    Pick me!

  42. Lou Anne Colodny says:

    love the images,,,

  43. rosemary woodruff says:

    Love it

  44. Marilyn H says:

    I love Rhea’s journal. And the giveaway is wonderful.

  45. Florence says:

    I love journals!!!

  46. Mary Jochems says:

    This looks like a project I would love! Please let me win one.

  47. A gret inspirational post. Lots of fun things to get my MOJO in SPRING mode. Your giveaway is a heart throb. Thanks for the fun

  48. Cherie says:

    Fantastic Giveaway!

  49. Amy says:

    great give away!

  50. Noreen says:

    Oh my! I love journals – and especially ones with maps, and antique/vintage ephemera!

  51. Only last month I started an art journal and as I look at this incredible Giveaway I am imagining the amazing fun playing in a journal and beyond.
    Thank you again for such generosity.

  52. Luanne Shoup says:

    More fun stuff! Just can’t have too much!

  53. Deb Neerman says:

    Wow, love this collection of amazing journaling goodies! Thanks so much for the chance to win them!!

  54. Teresa Currie says:

    My father is a world traveler and we are celebrating him with a travel party in a couple of weeks. Love your Journey Giveaway!!

  55. Mary White says:

    Just love the Journal It’s my style and then some!! Love the products that you offer – they are unique and affordable. Thanks and keep up the wonderful work!

  56. Ronda Liebert says:

    Another awesome giveaway! Would love to win this.

  57. Pat Shaw says:

    Just love this new giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win this fabulous prize!!

  58. Pam S says:

    Ohhh. I love travel themes! Thanks for the chance to win!

  59. Rae Higgins says:

    Love the journal!

  60. M White says:

    Great giveaway. Love the vintage travel theme.

  61. jo milano says:

    It’s all beautiful!

  62. Blair Lowery says:

    As always a wonderful collection.

  63. judy golden says:

    Wow what a great, creative giveaway. This would be a perfect one to win, as I have been wanting the things in this gift pack, budget is short. Good luck all and Thanks G45 for all your wonderful products.

  64. Nancy Stone says:

    Wonderful giveaway. You kits are the greatest.

  65. Traci says:

    I love Rhea’s journal and I am inspired to make one too. I would be so excited to win.

  66. Erica says:

    I would LOVE to win this collection! I’m obsessed with Tim Holtz and all things French, vintage, antique, shabby chic! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win!
    Good luck, everyone!

  67. Cindy Fitch says:

    I love the papers and envelope pockets. What a great idea! Thank you for another great giveaway.

  68. Willow says:

    What a great giveaway collection. This would be a great addition to the art journals that I am currently working on. Thanx alpha stamps!

  69. Dena Cottrell says:

    What a great collection!! I would love to win!

  70. Jackie T says:

    What fun this would be to use these items in my travel journal I have been keeping.

  71. Jamie says:

    Looks like another great one!

  72. Jennifer Pospichal says:

    Great collection with a great theme! Someone will have a lot of fun with this one.

  73. just placed my order and saw all the other cool stuff on sale! Hope the mail lady eats her Wheaties!!

  74. Jill Noblitt says:

    Would love to win! Great giveaway!

  75. carol says:

    what fun little treasures to hold stuff and Paris thrown in.

  76. What an amazing give-a-way. I would love to win this as I have many ideas in my head for using this wonderful give-a-way.

  77. Jen R says:

    Just perfect for my next getaway!

  78. Sara Thompson says:

    Beautiful items!

  79. Karen N says:

    Love all the items in this journal giveaway…they are already making me dream of a getaway!

  80. Ginger Benedict says:

    I’m really liking the worn book covers. Glad to see that glassine envelopes are making a comeback, I’ve always liked them and they have so many uses.

  81. Nora Virrey says:

    Thank you for the chance to win such lovely art items!

  82. Another nice set of items. I particularly love the envelopes.

  83. Mary-Ann says:

    As always – Great items!!

  84. Ritva says:

    Nice envelopes… and great other things too!

  85. Mitzy says:

    D: this would so awesome for my senior thesis.

  86. Sokat says:

    Thanks for the chance to chronicle my next adventure

  87. IKE says:

    Oooh – such gorgeous goodies. 😀 Thank you for the chance to win some xxxxx

  88. Lorna says:

    I love the journal! Great collection of things to play with in the giveaway.

  89. Gilda (McStamper) says:

    Love this collection. Thanks so much for your generosity. Hope I win!

  90. Pam Weiler says:

    The journal is beautiful! I love this giveaway. Thank you for always being so kind.

  91. 2amscrapper says:

    This would be a perfect start for my own journal!!Thanks for the chance to win this amazing collection.

  92. LoriSW says:

    What an amazing book. It would be so much fun to make. Thanks for the give away!

  93. Sharon Kaczorowski says:

    I am obsessed with cartography! Great give away!

  94. Kimberly says:

    Great collection. Would love to have!

  95. Judy Ross says:

    Would love to win…thanks, for the chance!

  96. angelic says:

    I love the cute mini envelopes! This is a great giveaway thank you.

  97. Victoria K says:

    Oh wow! Looks like a great collection of goodies! I’m sure it’ll make someone a very happy paper crafter!!! Happy Sunday everyone!!

  98. Joan says:

    Gorgeous collection of goodies! Love all the envelopes!

  99. Jo says:


  100. catherine billet says:

    what a glorious collection of delight. I want it all!

  101. Gerri herbst says:

    Beautiful giveaway! Would love to play with it….

  102. Stefanie says:

    This is a lovely project & yes – love those envelopes!!

  103. barbara macaskill says:

    Oh heavens! All those yummy envelopes are making me giddy with excitement!!! I especially love the mini vellum envelopes! They are just so cute and I would fill them with so many little goodies to make my journal filled to the brim with memories and thoughts. Thanks for the chance to win an awesome bundle of goodies! I am off to peruse the shop and see what kind of trouble I can get into! LOL See you Thursday!!

  104. Lana says:

    oh what an EGG-citing giveaway…HOPPING I will win ;~D

  105. Susan says:

    OMG!! What a wonderful lot of goodies and so versatile for altered art projects and other fun displays. Thanks for the chance to win! Rhea is soooooo creative.

  106. Juanita M says:

    SPRING in a kit. What more could you want.

  107. coco says:

    I would love winning this, that’s so lovely!!! 🙂

  108. Daylan says:

    Thank you for yet another great opportunity!

  109. DebR says:

    Wow, wonderful journal and an amazing giveaway, thank you!

  110. Theresa Grdina says:

    Oh how I would LOVE to win this giveaway!! I am really into making journals and mini books…this would be something I would treasure!!!

  111. Ginger says:

    Looks like a great selection!

  112. love it all..
    the journal is gorgeous and i would love the chance to win all these marvelous pieces!!

  113. Aja Martinez says:

    I love this idea!

  114. Marilyn Fishwick says:

    Makes me want to go on a trip so I can immortalize it with some great stuff.

  115. Mary Boggs says:

    I just love all various shapes and sizes of the little glassine envelopes! Very cool, along with everything else in this awesome giveaway. Best of luck to me! LOL!

  116. Diane Boom says:

    Great stuff as all ways.

  117. Wendy says:

    Love this giveaway! And I have just the project for it.

  118. Catherine Warner says:

    What a wonderful collection…Nice to have a chance towin it…Thanks…Tell Reah I love her work….

  119. Marcia says:


    And the scrap with the chickens on it is stellar! Good Hunting!

  120. Louise Pena says:

    I am new to Alpha Stamps, and love what i have seen thus far. This giveaway is awesome! I would love to win!

  121. Lynda says:

    LOVE envelopes, nice stuff!

  122. Debra Gibson says:

    This would be so great as a weekend project! I’m thinking a time traveler journal!! Awesome inspiration as always!!!

  123. Michelle Salazar says:

    What a fun collection of goodies to create art with. Crossing fingers I am thinking a start on my journal creating love the colors an textures!

  124. trisha too says:

    Beautiful new collection–so many fun pieces to create the journal!


  125. Carrie Monnier-Cummings says:

    Wow! Beautiful journal and great giveaway!

  126. Lynn Fox says:

    Fun collection of goodies. If I won, it could get me journaling, who knows? Thanks for the chance!

  127. Kris Martinez says:

    The Journey Journal is fabulous! Would love to win this kit. Thanks!

  128. Easter, my absolutely favorite holiday!

  129. Roberta S says:

    This is a fabulous giveaway; thank you for the chance to win and also for all the great inspiration in this project.

  130. Sandy Holva says:


  131. karenladd says:

    Oh my gosh, I love this collection of goodies! The kraft envelopes and awesome map designs are just my style

  132. Jo says:

    Love the Tim Hotlz line! What an awesome project giveaway!

  133. Carol Feiner says:

    It’s all so wonderful! I especially like the cartographers papers.

  134. Paula Sorensen says:

    Love this site and all the fun ideas. It is killing my budget though, just saying. LOL. Hugs, Paula

  135. Another wicked cool giveaway!

  136. Thalia Kottke says:

    Thank you for a chance at another terrific give-away.

  137. Laura says:

    Wonderful giveaway!

  138. Mary Mac says:

    Just love the hot air balloon with this great giveaway. Would make great photo journals.

  139. Janet Turner says:

    I love this giveaway. What fun!

  140. P boszko says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  141. Carol Slowik says:

    Love the envelope’s!

  142. Lori Wilczek says:

    What a Fun Giveaway! I Love the Mini Vellum Envelopes.

  143. Jen says:

    Wow! This might be my favorite giveaway yet…lovely and open to so much creative thought!

  144. Yvonne says:


    This is a great give away. I especially like all the envelopes and the Cartographer paper

  145. HawaiianLibrarian says:

    This Journey Journal giveaway is a generous assortment of goodies. Mahalo for the op to win.

  146. Lorna Dufrane says:

    What a great give-away!

  147. Emily N. says:

    I love to make books!

  148. Laura Stewart says:

    love this collection!

  149. Ann C. says:

    Love love love this set!

  150. Jamie says:

    This is a fun package giveaway .

  151. this is a great collection

  152. Jeanne Kelly says:

    Fantastic giveaway? Love those Tim Holtz books!

  153. Brenda Lubrant says:

    I love this journal and all of the elements that goes with it. I love this so much that I would make this jornal for myself.

  154. LeAnn says:

    Awesome! Love Tim Holtz and Prima.

  155. April James says:

    I’d love to win this! Maybe by making a cartographer’s journal I’ll figure out the direction in which my life is going!

  156. Lou Anne says:

    It seems like each new giveaway is better than the last. I love this one!

  157. yvette leblanc says:

    love it!

  158. Laura Pruitt says:

    Teeny envelopes!! Be still my beating heart. Include a little Tim and it doesn’t get any better. Lots of wish list things for a late night shopping spree! Dig out the card there darlin’!

  159. Carmen Willis says:

    Love the great scrapbook paper and the cute Tim Holtz pulleys. Great journal possibilities with this giveaway!

  160. Amy R. says:

    I love the cartographer collection…especially the ephemera!

  161. Nancy E says:

    Great design for the guy in your life.

  162. Anneke says:

    I love this paper collection and Rhea’s ideas for using it! Inspiring!

  163. Lanna Dimond says:

    I love the larger size Time Holts Journal but most of all, I really like how Rhea created a Travel Journal with it. Thank you for a chance to win such luscious prizes.

  164. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    Hmmm … I can see this as a Life Journey Journal. Thanks for a chance to win.

  165. Lori Devoux says:

    Love this. Thanks for the opportunity to win. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  166. ratgirl says:

    Ooh! New Dresden? I’m psyched! 🙂

  167. Maura says:

    You’ve done it again – you’ve assembled a very generous collection of wonderful, tempting treats. Hope I win!

  168. Robin "Bird" Parker says:

    How adorable!

  169. shartl says:

    This giveaway is full of some of my favorite things! vintage designs, cute mini envelopes and hot air balloons! Thanks for the chance to win!

  170. Alice says:

    What a fun give away. Love it all! Thanks for another chance to win 🙂

  171. Jennie Carr says:

    This is awesome!