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The Great Escape plus Embossing on Foil (and a Related Giveaway!)

Filed under Art Projects, Contests/Winners, Giveaways, Lora Mahaffey, Newsletters, Paper Theatres Kit

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

Lovely (and colorful!) artwork by Design Team Member Lora Mahaffey using the Paper Theatres Kit (with a few extra papers to turn her paper theatre into a magic show). Also in this newsletter: some beautiful new embossing folders with a sample showing one embossing the New and On Sale! A Gilded Life – Metallic Foil Pack; and two FREE offers!

Lora’s The Great Escape is so fun! I love the depth (and all those contrasting orangy-yellows and royal blue). And the cute little feet she put on the Small Paper Theatre Box (made from 1 Inch Wide Wooden Finials), painting them blue and adding gold stars! Here’s a link to Lora’s supply list.

(Psst… more info on sale collage sheets from Lora’s artwork is below (in the Giveaway section) but that Wizard Collage Sheet at right has just been put On Sale!)

And here’s a snippet from Lora’s blog post:

I love the big fancy magic shows that used to be put on in those beautiful, opulent old theatres and used that for my inspiration. This very grand looking wizard has managed to make a few balloons appear out of thin air and they’ve begun to escape the confines of the magic circle he has them trapped in and are now floating off into the theatre and the crowd.

Moving on… aren’t those samples at left gorgeous!? Both that ivory-colored metal sheet at top and that rook wearing the crown at bottom left were embossed with the New and On Sale! Spellbinders Embossing Folder – Noble Rook! I love this ornate (and very sculptural… aka: 3D) embossing folder.

And more on the Metallic Foil Pack: the packs contain 12 sheets: four sheets of: Gold, Pewter and Ivory (metal-coated aluminum foils).

Note: these are heavier weight foil than the Vintaj Foil Sheets or Tim Holtz Metal Foil Tape Sheets (and these are not adhesive backed). They are still a metal foil (tooling foil weight), so I’d recommend filling in the depressed back side with molding putty before using on a book cover (so wear-and-tear won’t smash your design flat).

But both of these new items (and some related, new embossing folders below) are just yummy!
Metallic Foil Pack and
Spellbinders Embossing Folder – Noble Rook.

Hey, don’t forget to scroll down for today’s Giveaway! It includes elements from Lora’s artwork plus some related items (some just put On Sale)! (And the announcement of who won the last Giveaway!)

Note: last Thursday we announced a FREE Gift Kit, and that offer is still on: a Buttons and Shiny Beads FREE Gift Kit is FREE for all orders over $20! More info and a photo are below.

 Thursday Newsletter Recap: Alice in Wonderland and Snarky Housewives

Don’t Forget Thursday’s Newsletter
with artwork by Teri Calia and Rhonda Secrist Thomas

Bitchy Words Collage Sheet

New and On Sale!

Buttons and Shiny Beads FREE Gift Kit

I was inspired by the colors in both projects from Thursday’s newsletter… which led to this new FREE kit!


Hooray! An Alchemy Giveaway!

In addition to a June Paper Theatres Kit (!), this Giveaway has a mix of supplies from Lora’s artwork and some random items I thought fit in with the theme:
Vintage Ribbon Banners Collage Sheet (already On Sale as part of the Paper Theatres Collage Sheets Sale!)
1 Inch Wide Wooden Finials (the feet on Lora’s little shrine)
Pewter Moon with Star Charm
Spell Book Button
Man in the Moon – Raw Brass
Hourglass Charm
Palm Reading Hand Charm

AND 7 items just put On Sale!:
Hot Air Balloons Collage Sheet (also in Lora’s artwork)
Wizard Collage Sheet (also in Lora’s artwork)
Alchemical Spheres Collage Sheet (also in Lora’s artwork)
Moon & Stars Collage Sheet
Tiny Owl Stickers
Wizard Button
Hot Air Balloon Charm

Note: those collage sheets are on sale only through next Thursday, June 19th, which is also the final day of the Paper Theatres Collage Sheets Sale!

To enter the Alchemy 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 (that’s Pacific Standard Time!!), MONDAY NIGHT, June 16, 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 Alice & Housewives Giveaway? That would be Liz Russell! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

Posted by Leslie, June 15th, 2014

125 responses to “The Great Escape plus Embossing on Foil (and a Related Giveaway!)”

  1. Erica Holan says:

    I’d love to “get away” with this prize pack! 🙂

  2. Sharon B says:

    Always lovely!!

  3. barbara macaskill says:

    WOW! LOVE the charms and Wizard! Great project and would love to win this awesome giveaway!

  4. Emily N. says:

    That is so cool!!

  5. Virginia S. says:

    Great give-away! Love all the elements in this kit!

  6. Noreen says:

    Wizards always seem so mysterious! Fun charms. Thanks for the chance to win.

  7. Sokat says:

    Wave the magic wand in my direction,how fun. The little people in my life will love this one

  8. Sandy says:

    Pick me, Pick me!!

  9. This is a great one. Hope I win.

  10. congrats to Liz- count me in for today’s giveaway!

  11. Jennifer J says:

    I love the owls!

  12. Phoebe Diamond says:

    Absolutely wonderful! So many great images and materials.

  13. Christine C says:

    You do an amazing job creating the digital print sheets! Wouldn’t I just love to spend my week in an old theatre!!!

  14. Lori Wilczek says:

    Always fantastic giveaways!!

  15. Beverly M. says:

    Looks like fun!

  16. Kim B says:

    Lots and lots of very cool things to play with!

  17. Gail Gill says:

    I believe Lora is my favorite designer…EVER. I just love her imagination and whimsy.

  18. Diana Kelly says:

    Magic is the word for this giveaway! It is so “magical”.

  19. Jo says:

    love the little owls! Would love to win this giveaway!
    Thank you!!

  20. Helen Potter says:

    I’d love to win! Always up for some good magic!

  21. Ooh these are right up my street – would love to win – thanks for the opportunity:-)

  22. Lorna E. says:

    love the magic theme in Lora’s project and so glad it inspired your giveaway today, this is fabulous!

  23. Cherie says:

    This just may be my favorite giveaway!

  24. MaggieM says:

    Laura’s Great Escape theater is amazing! She is such a terrific designer. I wish I had the funds to purchase all of the amazing Alpha Stamps goodies in today’s newsletter…living on Disability is the pits! I’m hoping maybe I’ll win your giveaway:)

  25. Amy says:

    great give-away

  26. Me Pugh says:

    The tiny owl stickers are adorable.

  27. Lori Gesing says:

    Wow, looks like a wonderfully fun giveaway!

  28. Alchemy at its best!

  29. Bobbye Bissette says:

    Pick Me, please. I never win anything!

  30. Gloria Stafford says:

    Work your magic, Alpha Wizard!

  31. coco says:

    Wow!! Would love winning this giveaway on Alchemy, really fabulous!!!

  32. Vickie says:

    You had me at “Alchemy”! Thanks, ladies xoxo

  33. Caroline Lawson says:

    A magical giveaway. I love the possibilities.

  34. Laura says:

    Awesome, I’d love to win this!

  35. julie says:

    starry blue sky, a wizard, hot air balloons and an elephant under a shining sun. doesn’t get better than that.

  36. Lou Anne Colodny says:

    I want !!!!

  37. M White says:

    Great giveaway. Again!

  38. Jenny S. says:

    Love!! Thank you!

  39. Carmen Willis says:

    Love this giveaway, the embossing folders are awesome. The metal stampings, and collage sheets are perfect for a Gothic theater box I have in mind. Hope I win!

  40. Holly Day says:

    The magic theme is clever and the collection is fantastic! Hope I win!

  41. Barbara Leonard says:

    Awesome giveaway. Love it! The project is just stunning.

  42. Luanne Shoup says:

    What a fun combination of items!

  43. angelic says:

    Great giveaway, thank you for all the great inspiration and tutorials provided by Alpha.

  44. Lorna Dufrane says:

    Look like a lot of fun!

  45. Mary Sparks says:

    Need to try those foil sheets!

  46. Thalia Kottke says:

    So wizened, love it.

  47. Jackie Barth says:

    A fun giveaway – I would love to win it.

  48. Blair Lowery says:

    Nice collection would love to win.

  49. Angelina says:

    A fabulous collection!

  50. Ann says:

    What an awesome giveaway, packed with fun stuff to “play” with! The Great Escape project is delightful!

  51. Mary Mac says:

    Love the wizard collage sheets with this fun giveaway.

  52. ratgirl says:

    Ooh, dresden…my favorite! 🙂

  53. shartl says:

    Oh my gosh I love this theme! The wizards and moon and stars are exquisite!

  54. Jen R says:

    This is truly magical

  55. karenladd says:

    Foil and magic and wizards…oh my!!

  56. Another great give a way, hope to win!

  57. LoriSW says:

    Wow, this new foil is awesome, love the ivory. On my list of must haves, thanks for the inspiration!

  58. Diana Kitsmiller says:

    Great ideas and a great give-away!

  59. Deb Neerman says:

    Love! Thanks so much for the chance to win this great giveaway!

  60. vivienne friendly says:

    would love to win this great give away.Love those foils!

  61. Karen Mallory says:

    Sure would love to win! 🙂 It is a fun package!

  62. Jo says:


  63. Denise Bryant says:

    Awesome project! Love the textures from the embossing folders and the charms!

  64. lorna osborne says:

    I REALLY want to win this so I can make special gifts for a couple of special ladies in my life! Very Cool indeed!!!!

  65. GREAT Giveaway!!! 🙂

  66. Gilda says:

    Love the project. Thanks for the giveaway.

  67. Pam Weiler says:

    A very cool and magical giveaway. Thank you for your kindness

  68. Brenda Lubrant says:

    I love all of the gold and silver foil. You could use it for so many different projects. I think I would save those adorable owls for a Halloween project.

  69. LeAnn says:

    Love this project!

  70. Daylan says:

    Soooooooo beautiful!

  71. Lori Devoux says:

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

  72. Sandy says:

    Oh Man! I love this stuff.

  73. Robin Parker says:

    Awesome giveaway.

  74. Rosemary Sharon Woodruff says:

    this whole kit is “to die for”……love each and every part.

  75. Janet Turner says:

    Love it!

  76. Deb Ettinger says:

    This looks like fun!

  77. Dewanna Raite says:

    Thanks so much for a chance to win this giveaway!

  78. Linda Isbell says:

    What a great giveaway. Will my name show up as winner next week?

  79. Sandi Terry says:

    What a great give away!!! I’d love to win this one!!!

  80. Lina T says:

    Love your site!

  81. Traci says:

    Great giveaway-love your emails.

  82. Barbara says:

    Ooooo-magical and celestial goodies. Thanks for the chance to win!

  83. Jill Ongley says:

    Love the fantasy vibe. Add me to the list. I’d love to win this wonderful collection.

  84. Teresa Currie says:

    Your Alchemy Giveaway is simply charming!!

  85. Mary Jochems says:

    I really want to win!

  86. Carol Slowik says:

    Always awesome!

  87. MrMister says:

    The paper toy theaters are brilliantly done. Thanks to you creative people!

  88. Karen says:

    Hope I am lucky today – great giveaway as usual

  89. KIM says:

    Win some you lose some.
    Someone is going to be lucky to win this giveaway, and the rest of us not 🙁

  90. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    I’m waving my magic wand for this one.

  91. Lou Anne says:

    I’m crossing my fingers on this one!

  92. Beverly S says:

    So many creative possibilities – great give-away!

  93. Karen says:

    love this , great give away

  94. Loretta says:

    Would really like to win this!

  95. Willow says:

    Beautiful collection you guys rock!

  96. Kathy Sorensen says:

    I would be grateful to win this!

  97. Paulanne says:

    This one looks like so much fun. Thanks for the ideas.

  98. HawaiianLibrarian says:

    V-e-r-y nice! giveaway. Mahalo for the op to win!

  99. Jen says:

    Wow…this is lovely; the rich colors are beautiful!

  100. Nancy S says:

    How clever!

  101. Liane Ceglar says:

    I love the theme of this Giveaway…rich colors !!!!!

  102. Marilyn H says:

    Love the giveaway!

  103. Roxanne says:

    Wow! Love those new Spellbinders embossing folders! Just gotta have those! And the Alchemy kit is just Yummy! Thanks for the chance! Love Alpha Stamps! Yay!

  104. Amanda Miller says:

    I really love this kit! The new embossing folders are awesome!

  105. Patti Flasch says:

    What a great giveaway! I especially love the little owls!

  106. Mary-Ann says:

    I love everything about this one!

  107. Juanita M says:

    Hope this kit will be coming my’s just beautiful.

  108. Love this beautiful lush giveaway. Wonderful air of mystery and adventure.

  109. trisha too says:

    What a great technique, and gorgeous giveaway!


  110. beverly e says:

    How fun! Thanks for the chance to win!

  111. I adore that little spellbook charm!

  112. Lindy says:

    What a fabulous prize! Love all the bits

  113. Vic says:

    Wow! Fancy theater! Love the supplies! What a prize package! I love this!

  114. Birgit says:

    Just like Christi I adore the spellbook charm! 🙂

  115. Lana says:

    wow love it all.

  116. Meredith says:

    Lovely! Thank you for the chance to win!

  117. Diana Bittaker says:

    This kit looks like sooooooo much fun- can’t wait to see who will win! Thanks for your inspiration!

  118. Kathy Bumb says:

    What a gorgeous giveaway as all of your giveaways are. Love your store so much.

  119. April Dudko says:

    You always have such generous giveaways, thank you!

  120. RLP says:

    Oh just love the new embossing folders by Spellbinders…And this Alchemy kit is great! Thanks for the inspiration Alpha Stamps! 🙂

  121. Sylvia L. says:

    I love the wizard theme & related embellishments, especially the celestial
    ones. Thanks for the chance to win the beautiful giveaway.

  122. Diane Smith says:

    Amazing products & projects.

  123. Carolyn says:

    What a magical giveaway! Love love love the new spell binders embossing folders with the metal!