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Somewhere in Time Collection (+ Paper Theatres Kit & Giveaway!)

Filed under Back in Stock, Collage Sheets, Giveaways, Kristin Batsel, Newsletters, Paper Theatres Kit, Sale, 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 Kristin’s project that are still available on the new site.

June is here and it's time to announce the new monthly theme and kit: Paper Theatres!

Ah… this one is near and dear to my heart! I started making paper theatres as a child. And collecting bits of vintage paper theatre prints as soon as I was able.

This kit started with some adorable (and affordable) chipboard shadowboxes I found (that are close enough in size to the glass-front boxes I used to carry that I was able to resize a couple of the paper theatre collage sheet images to fit — and add some new facades, too).

I designed FOUR new collage sheets with images sized for the New Small Paper Theatre Boxes, THREE of the new collage sheets are in the kit:
Paper Theatre Francais Collage Sheet (with some hot air balloons, too)
Paper Theatre Opera Houses Collage Sheet (love those box seats and orchestras)
Toy Paper Theatres Collage Sheet (with some side curtains in multiple sizes and colors)

AND (just in time, I might add) I found the New and On Sale! Somewhere In Time 6×6 Paper Pads (with some lovely little brocade prints, perfect for “wallpapering” your theatre — inside or out)… and if you’d like to go in a Steampunk direction for your theatre, there are some gears and Victorian finery that could lend themselves to a Victorian theatre.

Since I’m supplying the shadowbox and the collage sheet images with the curtains or facades, you can make your theatre any theme you’d like! You could make an Animal Farm Theatre like the hysterical one Design Team Member Kristin Batsel made (see large photo at top right).

Or you could go with a Commedia theme (from the characters on the New! Paper Theatre Commedia Curtains Collage Sheet  — Harlequin, Pierrot, etc.). Or… who knows? Marie Antoinette? Something else? I’ve got over 800 collage sheets, so there is probably something lurking out there that strikes your fancy.

Here's a link to Kristin's Supply List and head on over to the Gallery or Kristin's blog to see more pictures of her Animal Farm Theatre (plus a mini tutorial on how she used the New and On Sale! Martha Stewart Mini Score Board to make that cute, tiny pleated medallion at the top of her theatre).

Back to the kit, it also includes:
– 1 each of all 12 single-sided papers from the Somewhere In Time 6×6 Paper Pads!
– One of the chipboard Small Paper Theatre Boxes (more are available separately, plus an acetate insert window).
– A Wide Scalloped Dresden Border Set (with a bit of gold and silver)

To round out your kit there is also little sampler set of gold trims and 2 styles of pearl drops (shown in that little photo above… and you can see a larger photo on the kit page). And here’s a list of all the kit items, also available to buy separately.

And, in honor of this month's theme, I've put the ENTIRE Paper Theatres Collage Sheets On Sale! (And that also includes the FOUR new collage sheets!) Catch it quick as the sale ends June 19th.

Beside more new goodies related to the theme, see below for info about today’s Giveaway that includes one of the new kits and a bunch of related goodies (some from Kristin’s artwork and some extras)!

And don’t forget: last Thursday we announced a FREE Gift Kit, and that offer is still on: a Textures Gift Kit is FREE for all orders over $20! More info and a photo are below… and it looks a bit like the beginning of Halloween!

  Back in Stock

Large Brass Bat

On Sale!

Metal Hands

(and in Kristin’s artwork)

Sticky Thumb Dimensional Foam
(and in Kristin’s artwork)

3D Metal Stars
(On Sale! and in Kristin’s artwork)

 Thursday Newsletter Recap: The House of Underwear!? (+ FREE Gift Kit!)

Thursday’s Newsletter
including a silly project by Design Team Member Lora Mahaffey!

Spellbinders Embossing Folders – Diamond and Fleur De Lis

New and On Sale!

Textures FREE Gift Kit

I was inspired by all the textures in the New and On Sale! Vintaj Embossing Folders, highlighted in the May 29th newsletter… which led to this FREE Textures Gift Kit.


Hooray for the June Paper Theatres Kit Giveaway!

Wow! Not only is there a:
New! Paper Theatres Kit
– and these additional items Design Team Member Kristin Batsel used in her Animal Farm Theatre:
   – Gold Sweeper Fringe New and On Sale!
   – Tiny Star Sequins On Sale!
   – Antique Gold Scallop Shell Charms (see the photo at bottom left for all 3)

But also ALL 3 of the animal collage sheets Kristin used:
Circus Animals #1 Collage Sheet
Circus Animals #2 Collage Sheet
Chicks and Roosters Collage Sheet

AND the Large Center Banner Rubber Stamp that Kristin used across the top of her theatre (that has just been put On Sale!)

AND 2 items just added to the Clearance Section:
Tiny Trims Rub-Ons – Gold
Dazzles Red Jewel Stickers
(see the photo at bottom right)

To enter the June Paper Theatres Kit 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, MONDAY NIGHT, June 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 Vintage Lingerie Giveaway? That would be Joann West! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

Posted by Leslie, June 1st, 2014

114 responses to “Somewhere in Time Collection (+ Paper Theatres Kit & Giveaway!)”

  1. Holly Day says:

    What fun! So many project ideas with this one!

  2. Diana Kitsmiller says:

    Amazing collection!

  3. Gail Gill says:

    The paper theater kit is so awesome. Thanks for the chance to win one.

  4. Phoebe Diamond says:

    Oh how fun!!! Pick me please.

  5. Jane Thomas says:

    With four great grandchildren who love to come play at my house, this puppet theater would certainly entertain them. Fingers crossed to win. Thank you for putting up a great prize.

  6. Deb Ring says:

    How fun this kit is, love the tassels! this would be great to have to play with

  7. barbara macaskill says:

    I love the wide dresden borders! They are delicious! The Theatre Kit is quite marvelous! My grandchildren would love one of these hanging on their wall! They could nod of to sleep dreaming of all the wonderful shows that would be acted out in their theatre! Thanks for the chance to win the goodies to create one for them!

  8. Caroline Lawson says:

    What fun! I love the paper theaters.

  9. Oma Linda says:

    This looks like wonderful fun. Thanks for the chance to win a kit.

  10. Gloria Stafford says:

    What a fabulous and FUN idea! Love it!

  11. Lou Anne Colodny says:

    I’m a big theater enthusiast….love to get this….

  12. KIM says:

    What great idea…. paper theater.
    I need one, two or three.
    Thanks for the chance to win

  13. Teresa Currie says:

    Gold sweeper fringe!! How classic!!

  14. Patti Flasch says:

    Who doesn’t love the theater?? FUN FUN FUN!

  15. KIM says:

    Great idea PAPER THEATER.
    I need 1,2 or 3 of them
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  16. Love the paper theater! So cue

  17. Nellie Cotnam says:

    Mini Theatres – another great idea! – just LOVE it

  18. Jo says:

    OOOH! I love the theater pieces! Would love to win this giveaway!
    Have a great day!

  19. Lorna Dufrane says:

    Looks like a lot of fun!!!

  20. Pat Shaw says:

    I just love paper theatres and it would
    be wonderful to win this fabulous giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.

  21. Karen says:

    I always enjoy your website so I visit often. So simple to enter the giveaway once I’m there and all of them would be fun to win, so I will continue entering and hoping to be “randomly” selected!!!

  22. Charlene says:

    What a fun project!

  23. Kathy Bumb says:

    I love making little theaters. This is a fantastic giveaway!!!

  24. kdj5 says:

    Ooooohhhh!!!!! The giveaways are always great, but this is the BEST ever! Fingers crossed!

  25. Beverly M. says:

    This looks like a great project!

  26. Barbara Thompson says:

    I love the new kit. I am crazy for shadow boxes.

  27. Arlene Wheeler says:

    Great Imagination!

  28. M Danniel says:

    I love Alpha Stamps….you ALWAYS inspire me to create….thank you my cyber friends!!Bravo!!!

  29. April Smalley says:

    This is super adorable!!!!

  30. Me Pugh says:

    Looks like a ton of fun.

  31. Jennifer J says:

    so cute and fun!

  32. CVC says:

    I’m still hoping to get lucky! Would enjoy turning this into a curious animal shrine!

  33. Jennifer Pospichal says:

    So much fun– I love it all!

  34. gerri h says:

    What beautiful things to create with! Thanks for offering!

  35. Russell says:

    This is exciting!

  36. Debbie Rollier says:

    Ohhh, I have got to make one of these.

  37. Diana Kelly says:

    I love the little theatre! What a fun idea. thanks for the giveaway.

  38. Stefanie says:

    Oh wow!! Used to love doing puppet performances when I was young :o)

  39. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    The time is now and I am the one to win this great giveaway.

  40. Ritva says:

    Love those theatre kits!

  41. I hope, I hope, I hope I win this time.

  42. The talent & creativity of the designers never ceases to amaze and inspire me!!

  43. Jenny S. says:

    Love the Paper Theatre Giveaway! Such talented people. Thank you…

  44. Liz Russell says:

    The little theater project is fabulous! Keeping my fingers crossed, would love to win!

  45. Cherie says:

    Such Fun! Great giveaway!

  46. Daylan says:

    I adore the theater! Thank you for another opportunity!

  47. Erica Holan says:

    Thanks so much for this lovely giveaway!

  48. Sandy says:

    I so neeeed this one!

  49. Carmen Willis says:

    What a great job on the Farm Animal Theater! I’m so inspired to make one. Love the trimming, charms, paper and all the goodies! Thanks for putting together a delightful giveaway!

  50. Lori SW says:

    Fantastic theater, Kristin!!! Love the animal farm theme. Looking forward to seeing more theater projects.

  51. Pattie Fulton says:

    what an awesome giveaway!

  52. Mary Mac says:

    Just love the papers with this great giveaway.

  53. Emily N. says:

    I love, lobe, lobe paper theaters!

  54. Deb Neerman says:

    This is just amazing! Love it!! Thanks for the chance to create my own theater.

  55. karenladd says:

    LOVE this awesome theater kit and would be thrilled to win the giveaway! Those animal collage sheets are so fun!

  56. Conchi says:

    Great kit, wonderful giveaway!

  57. shartl says:

    Wow this theater is amazing! I love the circus animals and quirky designs! Thanks for the chance to win this kit

  58. MaggieM says:

    I love the Circus Animal collage sheets! How fun it wood be to create an animal circus theatre. I also love the metal hands=will have to go check out these wonderful products!

  59. stampnk says:

    Oooh, this vintage theater kit with all the animal collage elements makes my mind spin! That banner stamp alone would be fabulous to work with! Thanks so much for the chance to win.

  60. Anneke says:

    This is a fabulous idea! I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

  61. Kim B says:

    Now this looks like fun!

  62. Karen Mallory says:

    The theater kits look like so much fun to make!

  63. Fingers crossed to win this awesome give away! And happy new month !

  64. Roberta S says:

    I love all the detail in this project, and I would love to win the giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

  65. Laura says:

    So much fun!

  66. Nancy S says:


  67. Linda Isbell says:

    Congrats on the beautiful kit! This is one of my favorites.

  68. Lana says:

    oh I would have fun creating with this one!

  69. Lori W ilczek says:

    I am always impressed by the creations and supplies found at Alpha Stamps. What creativity! Thank you for sharing and inspiring us.

  70. angelic says:

    How fun! I love the theater; this is a beautiful/fun collection.

  71. Jen R says:

    How much fun is THIS???

  72. Diana Bittaker says:

    Wow!!!, this is definitely a blast from my past! My sis and I used to love to make mini paper puppet shows! So fun- love the nostalgic feel to this one- thanks for being soooo creative!

  73. Dena Cottrell says:

    A beautiful collection of giveaways!

  74. Cathy says:

    So many great fun projects, so little time…thanks for the opportunity to win a great collection of goodies!

  75. Lorna E. says:

    Looks like a lot of fun!

  76. Jennie says:

    ::Crossing Fingers::

  77. Karen says:

    Wow love this collection.

  78. Lori Turner says:

    Awesome giveaway, love this theater kit!

  79. Orlie says:

    Wow what a beautiful job on the project this time, but as always everything is beautiful. Would be honored to win on of your give a ways.

  80. gilda says:

    What a fantastic project. Great collection.

  81. Leanne S says:

    Wow! Paper theatres! I still have a set uncut that I bought in London almost 20 years ago (geeze, has it been that long?) Cool!!!

  82. Jen Beksel says:

    Love the collage sheets & dresdens!

  83. orianna says:

    applause for this kit

  84. dee Tawhai says:

    Art crazy girl seeks alpha stamp kit to keep her creating…xxx

  85. Janet Turner says:

    Wow, great giveaway!

  86. Natalie Laney says:

    Stunning collection. Wonderful giveaway.

  87. Traci says:

    Love the mini theatres-have to try that – too cute! Great giveaway!

  88. Great giveaway would Iove to win

  89. Kathy Cabble says:

    I dream of making one of these. I just love them.

  90. Beverly S says:

    So awesome. Thanks for another great giveaway.

  91. LeAnn says:

    Very cool – thank you

  92. coco says:

    Really love this and the project, I would be thrilled to win the giveaway!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  93. Pam W says:

    Another great giveaway. I keep hoping I will win one day:) Thank you for the opportunity.

  94. Mary-Ann says:

    Once again, so many fun ideas!

  95. Such a fun piece by Kristen!! Count me in please!

  96. Jill Ongley says:

    The comedia del arte characters are calling to me. Theater is in my blood. I would love the chance to win this giveaway.

  97. Carrie Monnier-Cummings says:

    So much fun! Brings back memories of my puppet theater from childhood.

  98. Kathy Compton says:

    The ideas get better and better. I’m feeling lucky

  99. Laurie Yoder says:

    Fantastic giveaway! Would love to make a Marie Antoinette theater with this.

  100. Debra Gibson says:

    Lot’s of fun !!!

  101. M White says:

    Great giveaway – as always!

  102. Carol Slowik says:

    As always…I love it!!

  103. Roxanne says:

    What a thrill! An animal theatre! Oh random dot org thingy…please pick me! Love these Alpha kits! So cool! thanks for the chance!

  104. Rose Lewis says:

    I have always loved the theatre. How cute in miniature!

  105. Marilyn H says:

    Love this theme!

  106. Debi says:

    Wow! This is gorgeous!

  107. Willow says:

    Beautiful collection thanks alpha stamps

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  110. Thalia Kottke says:

    What fabulous fun!

  111. This kit is so amazing! Ive always loved anything with the theatre involved especially in miniature. A great kit!

  112. teri steele says:

    Ok I know I always say how much I’d love the current give a way but this time it really is the perfect one for me… I have collections of hundreds of theater sheets as well as many Ive put together. I have a paper obsession but paper theaters are by far my favorite. Its been awhile since Ive had anything new to play with….