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French Tag Book & Ornate Embossing Folders

Filed under Art Projects, Caroline Ouzts-Hay, Contests/Winners, Giveaways, Newsletters, Springtime in Paris Kit

Wow! So much to show you today! Two projects by Design Team Member Caroline Ouzts-Hay. And some gorgeous new embossing folders (and a quick technique for using an embossing folder without a die-cutting/embossing machine).

Plus a new Giveaway and a new FREE gift kit — both inspired by Caroline’s French Envelope Tag Book.

Oh, one more thing (only one?): Caroline’s hosting a Red, White and Blue Ginormous Tag Swap! (And with all the French things on sale right now, I’m imagining that theme could be French- or American-flag influenced. The 4th of July is not far off… and I fear if I blink it will be Christmas!) For more info on the swap, see the Yahoo Group.

Remember that lovely book/box with a wrap-around cover that Caroline made a few week’s ago? Well, she’s made a new version (photo below), but this time with papers from the Botanical Tea 12×12 Paper Pad, and it’s simply beautiful! (And Caroline has provided a video tutorial.)

And that French Envelope Tag Book! So clever! It has pockets front and back to house tags (plus Caroline used a Ginormous Manila Tag, folded in thirds and tied with a bow, that opens to reveal the figures from the On Sale! La Mode – Papillon Collage Sheet. (Don’t forget that the ENTIRE French Vintage Theme Section is On Sale! in honor of the New Springtime in Paris Kit!)

Here is Caroline’s supply list, more photos in the Gallery, and learn more details on Caroline’s blog.



Hooray! A Fairly French Giveaway!

Nice! Starting with one of the Subtly French Gift Kits, I added ALL EIGHT of the French Collage Sheets Caroline used in her French Envelope Tag Book (!)

Then, a few more of the goodies Caroline used:
– Jolie Gold Floral Scrapbook Paper
– Jolie Red Feuille Leaves Scrapbook Paper
– Manila Tags – Ginormous
– Manila Tags – Large
– Valance Curtain Die-Cut Chipboard
(Here’s the full supplies list so you can get the individual links.)

AND, not in Caroline’s artwork (but related and ALL On Sale!):
Wood Bird Cages
Yours Truly 6×6 Paper Pad
Antique Metal Star Brads
Fancy Diamond Filigree Buttons

To enter the Fairly French Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY OR TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, FRIDAY, May 9, 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 Springtime in Paris Kit Giveaway? That would be DianeD! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

Posted by Leslie, May 8th, 2014

141 responses to “French Tag Book & Ornate Embossing Folders”

  1. Marty Plona says:

    Love the French envelope tag book!

  2. Kathy McGee says:

    I can’t stand it. I cringe everytime I see a new email from Alpha Stamps! It means trouble to me because I can’t stop myself from wanting it all! By far and away my favorite go-to website for all my projects! Keep up the good work! Keep the inspirations coming!

  3. Sally Peters says:

    Wow. How awesome. I’m going to Paris in September, this would be great to add to my journal.

  4. barbara macaskill says:

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! LOVE the goodies in the Fairly French giveaway. THe birdcages and the papers are amazing!!
    LOVELOVELOVE the French Envelope Tag Book is incredible!! Your designers have so many awesome creations that leave me in awe! I am so glad I found you guys! TFS!

  5. Roxanne says:

    Wow! Love all the French papers! I am sooo French and love all things vintagy French! Would love to win this stash…thanks for the chance! 🙂

  6. Love it!!! Another great Giveaway!!!

  7. OOH LALA. Love the theme. Vive la France.

  8. Carol Feiner says:

    Why do I love anything French? So craveable!

  9. Lorna Dufrane says:

    Looks amazing!

  10. Deb Neerman says:

    WoW, love this collection! Thanks for the chance to win it!!

  11. Carmen Willis says:

    I love the French theme, great giveaway!

  12. Laurie Yoder says:

    A lovely set of French papers! Thank you for the opportunity to win them!

  13. Diane. D. says:

    Love all the French inspired goodies in this give away. Thanks for a chance to win it all.

  14. Rima St.John says:

    Lovely artwork.and gorgeous give-a-way. Oh, how I love things Frenchy!

  15. Holly Day says:

    Amazing! I love this theme!

  16. Patti Flasch says:

    I love this giveaway! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to win!

  17. Mary Toriello says:

    Lovely, thanks for the opportunity. Would love to win this.

  18. Erica Holan says:

    Great set! Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

  19. Tabitha Klucking says:

    Loving the giveaways on these fabulous projects! There hasn’t been one that hasn’t been amazing!

  20. Kim B says:

    OH My! How lovely!

  21. Tory Willson says:

    This is just Beautiful ! How do u get sooo inspired? I have a good imagination but this is just beyond my ken. However saying that I could create something really beautiful with this kit!!

  22. Diana Kitsmiller says:

    Another great giveaway!

  23. Deborah Emmons says:

    I’d love a French giveaway. Sure hope you pick me!

  24. Kate H says:

    Great kit again as usual! I would love to win this one!

  25. Kathy Compton says:

    Just think of what I could create!
    Great Giveaway

  26. Marilyn H says:

    Love the tag book.

  27. LeAnn A says:

    Love the birdcages.

  28. omg – another fabulous French inspired project – my absolute favorite. Dare I sneak a payment for all those delicious embossing folders?! I’m running out of hiding places in the closet LOL.

    This is a BEAUTIFUL project … must make one for myself!

  29. Jill Noblitt says:

    Beautiful !!!! I’d love to win 🙂

  30. lynn says:

    this french inspired project is absolutely gorgeous… i love all the details and the birdcage.. wow…. what inspiration…
    the colors are so beautiful…thank you for the chance to win this assortment of goodies…
    big ladybug hugs

  31. Rae Higgins says:

    Caroline’s work is so inspiring!

  32. theresa l karre says:

    ooO la la ! tres love! love! love!

  33. Alice H says:

    Tres jolie! I so admire your designer’s eye just to pick what goes in. Merci!

  34. Susan Kluger says:

    This is awesome. So many ideas of its use!

  35. Lori Turner says:

    Would love to win!! Thanks for another great chance! Blessings, Lori

  36. Jennifer J says:

    thank you for so many fun ideas!

  37. Orlie Severson says:

    I would love to win a kit from you. I have been eying up your blog for some time now.

  38. Traci says:

    I love Alpha Stamps-great designers and giveaways-hope to win someday!

  39. Jen R says:

    Lovely collection of goodies! Thank you AS for the chance to win.

  40. Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  41. I love this. All of it. Please pick me.
    As my little grandson says, I want, I want.

  42. DebR says:

    Tres bonne! Thanks for the opportunity.

  43. Cherie says:

    Great collection!

  44. Pat Sayre McCoy says:

    An amazing assortment of Frenchness here. Please add me to the drawing.

  45. Conchi says:

    Lovely! Perhaps I could win this week? Please!

  46. Jackie Barth says:

    Love it! Would be great to win it.

  47. Emily N. says:

    Very lovely giveaway!

  48. Christine Dahlin says:

    oh what joy! I’d love to share with my friend who’s off to Paris when she returns!

  49. Teresa Currie says:

    Love your Fairly French Giveaway!! Oo, la, la!!

  50. Nora John says:

    This is a dreamy collection with so many possibilities…I wish it would be mine.

  51. M White says:

    Great giveaway, as always.

  52. June Sample-Josefiak says:

    Items I would love to have.

  53. Sue Young says:

    Oh Mon Dieu!!! Quel prix magnifique!!!

  54. MaggieM says:

    Tre magnifete! I buy all of my supplies from Alpha Stamps-they’re the best! LOVE the entire French themed goodies! I’m off to check out those embossing sheets now!

  55. Beth says:

    I love the bird cages and the stars! What fun!

  56. donna Kelly says:

    Looks just lovely and I’d love to be the winner!

  57. Amanda Miller says:

    I adore anything French.This is beautiful!

  58. Kathie says:

    Great give away…as always fingers, toes and eyes are crossed.

  59. Michelle B. says:

    EIGHT collage sheets !!!!! REALLY great! I love
    all things French, and especially Fairly French!

  60. Beverly M. says:

    LOVE the French book!!

  61. April says:

    This is one of the coolest giveaways. So pretty!!!

  62. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    Keeps getting better and better.

  63. Renee Zarate says:

    Wow! Gorgeous project, I love all things French. Great giveaway.

  64. Debbie Rollier says:

    I love it!

  65. This is amazing-love love love.

  66. Ginger Benedict says:

    Another great Alpha Stamps giveaway! You guys are the best. I’m working on my very own Journey Journal with a little help from my friend: Rhea..

  67. Roberta Schinner says:

    I would love to win this lovely kit–thank you for your generosity and all the beautiful projects you post.

  68. Pat Shaw says:

    Wow, love this latest giveaway!! Thanks for the chance to win.

  69. Beverly S says:

    Love Caroline’s piece – and another awesome give-away!

  70. great pieces I love them all~

  71. Beth Jones says:

    What a cute giveaway!! Thanks a bunch!

  72. Jennifer Pospichal says:

    It’s fun to look at, and would be marvelous to win!

  73. Karen Mallory says:

    Wonderful giveaway! Always love your stuff!
    hugs Karen

  74. Another wonderful giveaway- count me in!

  75. Russell says:

    This is so nice!

  76. Kathy Bumb says:

    I love this gorgeous French collection. Your giveaways are always so beautiful, as is your wonderful shop!

  77. Diana Kelly says:

    I love this collection. It is so generous of you to offer such nice giveaways each week. Thank you.

  78. Sokat says:

    So cute. This has such panache

  79. Sue Pierson says:

    Oh-la-la!!! Those papers are to die for. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

  80. Carol Slowik says:

    Very nice! Love-love-it! Thank you for the chance to win it.

  81. Nancy Stone says:

    Another great kit.

  82. kim litavis says:

    ooh la la!

  83. Linda Benjamin says:

    I just returned from Paris and would love to have all the goodies to create some special memory pages to bring to life my special once and life time trip.

  84. Oh My ! you all are the bestest !! Love this one just as much !
    again ya’ll are so talented !

  85. Gail Klein says:

    I would love to win the Fairly French giveaway! It has so many great components to it!!!!

  86. melody says:

    Is ‘yours truly’ paper new, or did I somehow miss it? Oooh la la, I like it!

  87. carol says:

    Viva la France so many inspiring things.

  88. Karen says:

    I would love this collection too – one can only hope.

  89. SanZ says:

    oooh la la! Gorgeous!

  90. Janet Turner says:

    What great products you share with us. It’s always inspiring to see the projects you show us. Thank you!

  91. Lori Wilczek says:

    Fantastic Give Away!! Alpha stamps is one of my all time favorite on line stores! I just love you!

  92. Jeri Aaron says:

    I love this project – great give-away!

  93. Willow says:

    Great collection, thanx alpha stamps

  94. Judy Ross says:

    Would love to win!

  95. Diane Smith says:

    Gorgeous collection…..I have to have it!

  96. LoriSW says:

    Love the embossing with ink, no machine! Beautiful sample book and great new products.

  97. Pam W says:

    Beautiful collection! I hope I win

  98. Lorna says:

    So nice to see these pretty papers and fun extras from Alpha Stamps on a rainy day like today.

  99. Jo says:

    Oo la la! I love the French motif! Love the embossing folders – they are beautiful!!

  100. Rose Lewis says:

    Ooh La La! Would love to create with this set!

  101. JudyN says:

    I love everything you do…wish I could have it all!

  102. Nancy S says:

    Just love the French tag theme. What a terrific give away.

  103. KIM says:

    As always an great giveaway.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  104. Arlene Wheeler says:


  105. Kathy M says:

    What an amazing kit! I can just imagine all the fun I could have with it. It’s so great that you guys have such great give away’s!

  106. julie F. says:

    Wow! You have a lot of hopefuls on this one. and rightly so, this is a beautiful kit.

  107. Brenda Lubrant says:

    My mind started to race when I saw today’s project and giveaway kit. With the 4th of July coming up before you know it, many of the items in this kit reminded me of a WWI theme.

  108. Kristie says:

    Love this kit!

  109. angelic says:

    Love the French theme, great giveaway.

  110. Ronda Liebert says:

    This just gets better and better. Such lovely collections.

  111. teri steele says:

    Such fun goodies. Love Caroline’s creativity. Would love to win this treasure trove.

  112. Karen H says:

    Love it all! Thanks for the chance!

  113. Catherine Carpenter says:

    Absolument jolie! Merci!

  114. Kay W says:

    Such a beautiful collection!

  115. Kris Martinez says:

    Beautiful tag book! This giveaway is so great!

  116. Lou Anne says:

    This is gorgeous!

  117. marla b says:

    Springtime in Paris—well, almost!

  118. IKE says:

    WoW – those embossing plates are Gorgeous !!!
    IKE xxx

  119. Paulanne says:

    I would love to win. I spend way too much on this shop. Can’t help it.

  120. Margie says:

    Love the Red, White and Blue

  121. Dana Desmond says:

    Thanks to Jane at velocityvette08, I found your site. I’m so glad I did. Beautiful products and great tips.

  122. Mary-Ann says:

    I Love all of it!

  123. Ivy says:

    Love love love to win this spectacular package of goodies!
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  124. Mary Mac says:

    Love all things French, so many beautiful projects to do,

  125. Liz Russell says:

    What a great kit. I just love anything French!

  126. Barbara Nekic says:

    Love this collection! Spring has come at last and I couldn’t enjoy it more!

  127. Gigi Jordan says:

    Another wonderful giveaway! Love the French theme. Gigi

  128. Luanne Shoup says:

    I see lots of goodies!

  129. Penny Shukan says:

    Ooh la la. This one is SO for me!

  130. Mary Pendergrass says:

    It’s been so long since I’ve played in an Alpha Stamps swap but the huge tags sound like so much fun and I love this French themed give-away.

  131. Sandy says:

    Ohh – so love the French!

  132. Sharon Kaczorowski says:

    Another beautiful give away!

  133. Chris says:

    Love those embossing folders!

  134. Pam Straus says:

    Looks like some fun stuff to play with!

  135. Karen Crowder says:

    French-my favorite language. Mais oui!

  136. Rebecca Harvey says:

    Just ordered some of your French products and this would go so well with them for my French mixed media Book!

  137. Thalia Kottke says:

    Love it!

  138. Jen says:

    Oui! I need to win this lovely giveaway.

  139. HawaiianLibrarian says:

    Fab-u-lous!!! Mahalo for the op to win!