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Circus Theatre by Lora Mahaffey & New Tim Holtz Halloween

Filed under Cirque Paper Theatre Kit, Giveaways, Halloween, Lora Mahaffey, Newsletters, Tim Holtz

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.

Continuing on with the July Theme and the July Kit: Cirque Paper Theatres is Design Team Member Lora Mahaffey’s witty little Circus Theatre!

The clowns must be on strike: just look at that guy snoozing atop Samson the elephant! And the clown on the far left reading a newspaper! I love the extra punch of color Lora gave the accents, using the New and On Sale! Lipstick Red Copic Sketch Marker. (Since the Copic Markers are alcohol based, they can be layered over other printed papers to tint (or bump up the color) still allowing the original designs to show through.)

I also love the smaller choice of shadowbox Lora used on this piece: Small Square Chipboard Shadowboxes. The little curtains from the Toy Paper Theatres and Tall Paper Theatre and Curtains Collage Sheets work really well on this 4″ wide shadowbox.

Here is Lora’s Supply List, and you can see more pictures on her blog.

Psst: with all the elephants in Lora’s artwork, today’s Giveaway has a Circus Elephant theme! (See below for photos and more details.)

Halloween! Yes, more new goodies are arriving at a steady pace! It is definitely our favorite holiday (and the new Tim Holtz items, below, are great additions).

Note: last Thursday we announced a FREE Collage Sheet, and that offer is still on: a Cirque Picks Collage Sheet is FREE for all orders over $20! More info and a photo are below.

 Back In Stock Items    

Winding Keys

On Sale!

Zombie Charms
On Sale! AND see a big bunch o’ Halloween Charms that are On Sale!

Blank Altoids Tins

On Sale!

 Thursday Newsletter Recap: Cirque Theatre by Kristin Batsel   

Don’t Forget Thursday’s Newsletter
with an adorable Cirque Theatre by Design Team Member Kristin Batsel!

Altered Metal Frame – Birdhouse
New and On Sale!

Cirque Picks FREE Collage Sheet

Wheee! In honor of the adorable Cirque Theatre by Kristin (see left), here’s my own version of the vintage clown pick that Kristin used at the top of her artwork! Through Monday, July 21st, we’ll include a Collage Sheet printed on cardstock in all qualifying orders!


Hooray! A Circus Elephants Giveaway!

Just about everything in Lora’s Circus Theatre Supplies List is included in this Giveaway!

And, between the collage sheets included in the Cirque Paper Theatre Kit (yes, a kit is in this Giveaway, too), the images Lora used, and the extras I gathered around the elephant theme, there are 14 collage sheets! Here’s a list of the elephant ones in the photo below:
Circus Books Collage Sheet
Elephants #1 Collage Sheet
Elephants #2 Collage Sheet
Elephants #3 Collage Sheet
Pink Elephants Collage Sheet

Plus, FOUR items just put on Clearance Sale:
Tinsel Cording – Red
Circus Elephant Clear Stamp
Elephant Matchbook Rubber Stamp
Le Cirque: Circus Parade Scrapbook Paper
– (Plus an Elsie The Elephant Button already on clearance)

AND this adorable elephant card, just put 0n Sale at 50% off:
Elephant Chef Die-Cut Valentine Card
(Note: the Dog with Ruff Die-Cut Valentine Card has just been put 0n Sale at 50% off, too.)

To enter the Circus Elephants 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, July 21, 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 winners (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 Red Cirque Giveaway? That would be Jen Beksel! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

Posted by Leslie, July 20th, 2014

97 responses to “Circus Theatre by Lora Mahaffey & New Tim Holtz Halloween”

  1. ullGloria Stafford says:

    So many ideas! So little time! What a wonderful dilemma!

  2. jo says:

    Love the circus themes you have – this one is especially beautiful!!

  3. LoriSW says:

    Great Circus Theater! Loved your comments/story about it on your blog Lora.

  4. Noreen says:

    Circus elephants and clowns must be the most popular part of the circus! What a fun circus theater!

  5. Erica Holan says:

    Love all of Alpha Stamps ideas for Tim Holtz and other papercrafting friends! Thanks for the opportunity to win! 🙂

  6. Gina Goodling says:

    All so very whimsical, take me to the circus! I could create with these for months!!!! Gina G

  7. Della says:

    Great giveaway! I love the circus!!!!

  8. Russell says:

    This would be big fun.

  9. Stefanie says:

    :o) loads of goodies yet again! Loving all the new Tim Holtz Halloween stuff!

  10. Jennifer J says:

    Wow. I love the elephants 🙂

  11. Patti Flasch says:

    I love elephants! Thank you for the great giveaway!

  12. Diana Bittaker says:

    This theme is so cool- brings back memories when we used to go and enjoy the circus! Thanks for the memories and the the give away opportunity!

  13. Nan says:

    Another great opportunity to be creative! Thank You for the chance.

  14. Circus and elephants – some of my fav themes.

  15. Ritva says:

    Such fun again!

  16. Gerri herbst says:

    Such inspirational and creative projects!

  17. Willow says:

    Another great circus collection . Alpha stamps you rock!

  18. Send in the clowns. Oh please pick me Random. I have an art buddy that I would love to share this with.

  19. Margie Speerbrecher says:

    Love the tails on elephants. My daughter always had me take pictures of their behinds at the circus. I would create “Elephant Tales” with all this 🙂

  20. Diane D. says:

    Who doesn’t like a the circus, brings back so many wonderful memories. Love all the new Halloween goodies. Thanks for another fantastic Give Away!

  21. Jennifer Pospichal says:

    Cute as can be! I love the elephants.

  22. Phoebe Diamond says:

    Fun fun fun. Elephants make me smile.

  23. Arlene Wheeler says:


  24. Arlene Wheeler says:


  25. Lorna Dufrane says:

    Circus, what fun!!!

  26. Traci says:

    Love the circus theme so many great ideas-gotta make one too!

  27. I love elephants I hope I win!

  28. Connie L. says:

    Lora is my favorite artist!

  29. S B says:

    Hooray, elephants!

  30. Pat says:

    So many possibilities

  31. Lori Wilczek says:

    Circus and Elephants! I love them.

  32. Florence says:

    Elephants rock!!

  33. Marge McInerny says:

    Love, love the circus.

  34. Kathy Bumb says:

    love your circus themes this month. Your store is my favorite with all your altered art supplies!!!!!!

  35. Lynn Fox says:

    Wow wow wow!! Going to the circus!! Great giveaway!

  36. Penny Kuchta says:

    Love, love, love all things Circus! Groovy giveaway! Thank you!

  37. Kristie says:

    I love all the elephants. I have a grandson who is crazy about elephants!

  38. Lou Anne Colodny says:


  39. Sokat says:

    Childhood memories in miniature.

  40. Ann C. says:

    The circus is in town! Love the elephants

  41. Mary-Ann says:

    Another fun one!

  42. Gail Gill says:

    Love it, love it, love it. Lora must be a really fun person.

  43. Sandy says:

    Ah!! The elephants in all their glory

  44. Mary Mac says:

    Just love the elephant collage sheets. this is such a fun giveaway.

  45. barbara macaskill says:

    So fun!! Love the Circus theme this month and can’t wait to get my order so I can have a little piece of the circus at my house!
    The Chef Elephant is absolutely adorable and I love those cute clowns! TFS and the chance to win some goodies!

  46. Jen R says:

    So much fun!

  47. Deb Neerman says:

    Fabulous! Thanks so much for the chance to win!!

  48. Rose Lewis says:

    I love all things circus!!

  49. Helen Potter says:

    The “packyderms”, as Bugs Bunny calls them are so adorable! Thanks again for a beautiful giveaway package!

  50. DebR says:

    Wonderful elephants, thanks for the opportunity!

  51. Emily N. says:

    Loving all these circus projects!

  52. So much fun to be had!

  53. Carmen Willis says:

    Love Lora’s paper theater, however not a big fan of clowns because they scare me, but this giveaway is wonderful…not so scary!

  54. Billie says:

    Great circus projects! Love the kit.

  55. Beverly M. says:

    Looks like fun!

  56. angelic says:

    Another great circus collection!

  57. Send in the elephants and the clowns! Love your summer giveaways.

  58. Karen Mallory says:

    Yea! Another circus giveaway!!

  59. Marla B says:

    Elephants! My very, very favorite! Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful grouping.

  60. Jamie says:

    Who doesn’t love elephants?

  61. Amy Sellers says:

    wow – let’s all go to the circus. brings back memories.

  62. Marilyn H says:

    Another awesome theater.

  63. Mark Renfro says:

    Hip Hip Hooray
    Its Circus Day!

  64. Paulanne says:

    Pick me please. I love a circus. Especially one with elephants!

  65. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    Elephants … my favorites.

  66. Renee Zarate says:

    Love the circus theme!

  67. Kathleen Johnson says:

    Theaters, circuses, elephants, clowns, what more could one want????

  68. Carol Rowland says:

    Another delightful give away. So glad I found So many ideas and great things I never would have though of. Am getting ready for surgery and an extensive recovery period. Am stocking up on things to do so it will seem like a treat instead of a boring, painful, horrible time. Thank you so much –

  69. April Dudko says:

    Looks like so much fun! I’d like to be teeny tiny to fit into that theater!

  70. Maria says:

    The matchbook cover is particularly fine.

  71. Ann says:

    These circus vignettes are such fun!! And this giveaway is awesome as always. What a delight it would be to win and have a chance to recreate Lora’s amazing project (or something similar!)… Fingers crossed!

  72. fran says:

    Alpha Stamps never disappoints in making fantasy real. Thanks.

  73. Nancy S says:

    What a great project. Love the elephants.

  74. LeAnn says:

    Thank you for another fabulous circus giveaway.

  75. A really fun give a way!

  76. Pam Weiler says:

    Thank you for a great giveaway. I love the circus.

  77. Loretta says:

    Who doesn’t love the circus! Hope I win!

  78. coco says:

    Ooh, this is fabulous!!! Love this giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!

  79. Another cool giveaway AS!!

  80. Marian says:

    Pick me.

  81. Jennie says:

    Love the elephants!

  82. Carol Slowik says:

    Lion’s and tiger’s and elephant’s? OH MY!! Love it! Thanks for the opportunity to win this awesome giveaway.

  83. Evelyn Valencia says:

    Love the Circus themed kit!!!

  84. KIM says:

    Great giveaway
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  85. Paulanne Sorensen says:

    Pick me please

  86. Lori says:

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

  87. Brenda Carter says:

    Summertime fun at the circus!

  88. Lana says:

    Oh what fun, what a lovely assortment to play with~

  89. Judy Ross says:

    Hope I win!!

  90. Tabitha Klucking says:


  91. maree natal says:

    loving the circus themes lately! thank you for all your giveaways.

  92. Roxanne says:

    Oh…Pick me random dot org! I Love Elephants! How special the Elephant theater is! Love the inspiration Alpha! thanks again!

  93. Denise Humenik says:

    FABulous!!!! thanks again!

  94. Angie says:

    This really is awesome. I appreciate the opportunity a lot! Thank you!

  95. Brenda Lubrant says:

    I am loving all of the new Halloween items coming in. I love to create Halloween projects.

  96. Tara says:

    I wanna play with those elephants 🙂