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New Kit, New Collage Sheets, New Tim Holtz Vellums (!)

Filed under Collage Sheets, Giveaways, Kristin Batsel, Newsletters, Red Riding Hood Kit, Sale, Tim Holtz

Not quite Halloween, but edging closer: our August kit is Little Red Riding Hood — with some scary wolves and dark forests. The Brothers’ Grimm Fairy Tales always seemed like good Halloween ghost stories to me. (Originally Children’s and Household Tales, the collection of German-origin fairy tales was first published in 1812 by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm.)

(Learn more about this tale in the The Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales article.)

I’m including FOUR collage sheets in the kit (and all are On Sale! in case you’d like to buy them separately):

New! What Big Eyes You Have Collage Sheet (I love that image of the terrified little girl… plus this sheet has some good text phrases to include in a collage, like “What big eyes you have!” and “Wicked”.)

New! Meeting the Wolf Collage Sheet (Some really dark, foreboding forests in this one; plus those snarling wolves…)

New! Oh Grannie Dear Collage Sheet (I love the stylized text in these old books!)

Red Riding Hood #1 Collage Sheet (An older sheet but the colors and images are perfect in this mix.)

The kit also includes:
– A 6×6 sheet of the New and On Sale! Color Me Ebony Nostalgia Flowers and Lace Scrapbook Paper (that includes a leaf and flower border perfect for cutting out and using to trim the edge of a card or small collage — and it’s a varnished paper so you can easily color the pattern while leaving the black lines black)
– 6×6 sheets of An Eerie Tale Run and Hide and Unsolved Mystery Scrapbook Papers
– Some Tiny Green Leaf Garland (perfect for some leafy trim around grandma’s house in the woods)
– Some of the New and On Sale! Mixed Red Tiny Paper Roses
– And two 8×8 sheets of moody, distressed calligraphy paper (not available separately).

While I'm explaining what's in the kit, most everything in this month's kit is also available to buy separately (until sold out).

And new this month: as the Design Team often receives a wider group of products to play with around the monthly themes, I’ve gathered together everything they received (beyond what’s in the regular August kit) and I’ve put together a Little Red Riding Hood Add-On Kit. So if you want more papers, collage sheets (including one more new Red Riding Hood collage sheet) and those cool die-cut chipboard trees with one click, here’s your chance.

And, in honor of this month's theme, I've put the ENTIRE Brothers’ Grimm Collage Sheets Section On Sale! (And that also includes the FOUR collage sheets in the kit!) Catch it quick as the sale ends August 21st.

And did you see that Grandma’s House artwork (at left) by Design Team Member Kristin Batsel? Kristin is a wonder — and I am so glad she provided a tutorial for all those inventive details like the tiny hand-made stonework made from an egg carton! Read more on Kristin’s blog.

In addition to the parts from this kit, the main thing Kristin added is a Votive House Shrine Kit. Under all those cobblestones (and the sand paper shingled roof) is a little masonite shrine! And it’s On Sale! And also included in today’s Giveaway!

And there’s some lovely new vellum papers (3 sets) by Tim Holtz (more info below). Plus check out the ideas at right for backlighting the vellum paper in a 3D Luminary or using Distress Markers to add a bit more color to the vellum by coloring on the back of the vellum papers.

And don’t forget: last Thursday we announced a FREE Bee Banners Collage Sheet. FREE for all orders over $20 through TOMORROW, Monday, August 4th! More info and a photo are below.

 Thursday Newsletter Recap: BEES!

4 Bee-Themed Projects
by Design Team Member Laura Carson!

Bees Collage Sheet
(Both of Laura’s new Bee-Themed Collage Sheets are On Sale but only through Sunday night, August 3rd!)

In honor of the myriad bee-themed projects (and 2 new collage sheets!) by Laura Carson, here's a little sheet to make tiny banners (or postage-sized embellishments). FREE for all orders over $20 through Monday, August 4th!


Hooray for the Little Red Riding Hood Giveaway!

Wow! Even with all those 9 (!) collage sheets and 5 papers peeking out in the photo at right, i couldn’t quite fit in everything. So…

In addition to a Little Red Riding Hood Kit

And a Little Red Riding Hood Add-On Kit (and these 2 papers from this kit can’t be see in the photo):
Red Music Scrapbook Paper
Tan & Red Music Scrapbook Paper

I’ve also included this shrine kit that Kristin used in her adorable artwork shown above:

Votive House Shrine Kit

To enter the Little Red Riding Hood 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, August 4, 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 Blue & Gold & Bees Giveaway? That would be HeideC! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

Posted by Leslie, August 3rd, 2014

135 responses to “New Kit, New Collage Sheets, New Tim Holtz Vellums (!)”

  1. Lovely giveaway as always! 🙂

  2. Russell says:

    This is really nice.

  3. Holly Day says:

    Very beautiful–especially love the “creepy tree!”

  4. Pam Weiler says:

    Thank you for another wonderful giveaway.

  5. Bonnie says:

    That is some cool stuff, especially that tree!! Thanks for the chance:)

  6. Emily N. says:

    Another great giveaway!!

  7. ratgirl says:

    I love those fairy tale papers! So cool!

  8. MaryC says:

    Beautiful things! Love Red Riding Hood’s house.

  9. Carolyn Summers says:

    What a terrific house for Grandma plus all of the Red Riding Hood elements, papers, etc. What fun it would be to win this generous offering.

  10. barbara macaskill says:

    Spookalicious!!! This would go awesome with my 3D Carousel and the rest of the Circus I am building! I would use it as the Haunted House! YUMMY!

  11. Gloria Stafford says:

    Love this story expecially the James Thurber Fables of Our Times version!

  12. Cherie says:

    Love Red’s house! Another fab giveaway!

  13. Pat Shaw says:

    Love Little Red Riding Hood!! Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway.

  14. Mary-Ann says:

    Love the papers!

  15. Jenny S. says:

    Great giveaway. Thank you!!

  16. Yvette LeBlanc says:

    Love it!!

  17. Virginia Smith says:

    Wow! Little Red Riding Hood is a very awesome give-a-way!

  18. jo says:

    how cute! the wolf and red are beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. Pat says:

    This would be such wicked fun.

  20. Brandy says:

    What a big kit you have here, my deary (said in the disguised wolf’s voice)! ; ) It’s marvelous!

  21. Gail Gill says:

    What a fun kit. I love it.

  22. Noreen says:

    Who knew there could be so many fun things for Red Riding Hood! Thanks for the chance.

  23. lorna osborne says:

    i really would love to win this one. Brandy’s comment is so cute by the way!
    I hope this time, Im the lucky winner:) Sorry Brandy:)

    Kind regards to all!

    Lorna Osborne

  24. inkpattie says:

    The artwork is so inspiring!

  25. Laura says:

    So much fun!

  26. Mary Jochems says:

    Love fairy tales so very much!!

  27. sheila AR says:

    The egg carton treatment is awesome! Always been a fan of Red. Thanks Alpha for another fabulous collection of goodies!!

  28. Laurie Davis says:

    love the Red Riding Hood collage sheets!

  29. Florence says:

    that is too cute!

  30. Ann says:

    Another awesome AS giveaway… Woo Hoo! Looks like great material for some Halloween cards (I could do them year round–love fun spooky creations!). Thanks for the chance to win!!

  31. So very Into the Woods – I love it!

  32. Deb Neerman says:

    Love that adorable house … and L’il Red Riding Hood. Thanks for the chance to win!

  33. Lorna E. says:

    What a fun theme for the August kit & giveaway – and I love Grandma’s house.

  34. I want it! I love the show “Once Upon a Time”. I love the Brothers Grimm.

  35. Patti Flasch says:

    This is such a fun giveaway! And, more great Halloween inspiration!

  36. Sharon du Coudray says:

    What an amazing little red riding hood house. I cannot believe the inventiveness of the rock facing and sand paper roof. It is a cunning little piece and so full of lovely little details.

  37. Ritva says:

    Such fancy stuff, I’d love to win!

  38. Anne Marie Couto says:

    I came……I saw……..I want…….Seriously…what wonderful hints and helps you shared…..and what an awesome project and kit !!!

  39. Jennie says:

    Love it ALL!!!

  40. Karen says:

    “Little Red Riding Hood – you sure are looking good, you’re everything the Big Bad Wolf would want.”

  41. What a great kit!! LOVE that tree 🙂

  42. Phoebe Diamond says:

    The tree is awesome. Love the mix of perky and dark images.

  43. Denise says:

    So creative, love the egg carton treatment. Thanks for another giveaway chance.

  44. Kathy Bumb says:

    Love your theme this week, and the adorable little shrine house.

  45. Sokat says:

    What big eyes I, cute

  46. marge says:

    great selection….

  47. DebR says:

    Wow, what a generous giveaway, love Red Riding Hood!

  48. Theresa G. says:

    WOW! This is the greatest giveaway!!! LOVE the little house with little red in it!

  49. Jen R says:

    Thank you for the chance to win this giveaway

  50. Kim says:

    This is so cool! Love the giveaway and the August kit too!

  51. Rose Lewis says:

    One of my favorite childhood stories! Would love to win this! Thanks!

  52. Jo says:

    Love this!!!!!

  53. Rise St Arno says:

    These set my heart a pounding!

  54. angelic says:

    I love this fairy tale! This is a great collection!

  55. HawaiianLibrarian says:

    Mahalo for sharing inspirational projects.

  56. Kay W says:

    Thank you for offering such a wonderful giveaway.

  57. Stefanie says:

    Wow! Just great :o) I always think of Little Red Riding Hood in conjunction with Halloween!!

  58. Kristie says:

    Love the shrine!

  59. kay pierce says:

    Great giveaway! Hope its my turn….love kristins house…mustr try it!

  60. Suzanne says:

    I love your blog! You make the coolest stuff!

  61. Janna Shwaiko says:

    This is a wonderful kit! I love Halloween and this is simply adorable!

  62. Carol Rowland says:

    Wonderful kit – intriguing as always.

  63. Lovely giveaway…as always!!

  64. June Sample-Josefiak says:

    Color me RED!

  65. DianeD says:

    Great giveaway and I love the tree!

  66. Susan Gunter says:

    So very interesting! Great giveaway!

  67. LoriSW says:

    Great Little Red collection!

  68. Lynn Fox says:

    Very sweet giveaway!

  69. Nancy Erdman says:

    Absolutely love Red and the wolf being friends. Nancy

  70. Rabbit says:

    What big giveaways you have, grandma!

  71. Brenda Lubrant says:

    I love the giveaway and I also think you could tie it in with a Halloween theme.

  72. Sandy says:

    The paper is awesome!

  73. Teresa Currie says:

    Love your Little Red Riding Hood Giveaway!! What fun!!

  74. Sherry Bear says:

    This makes me howl!!!!

  75. Lana says:

    the creativity on this site constantly keeps in awe, I’ve been in bed, sick for the past 2 weeks, looking at these beautiful ideas, truly has made me feel so much better!

  76. Beth Jones says:

    Oh, How I would love to receive this!! Smiles

  77. Christine V says:

    Love that tree! Wonder if the wolf can get his mouth around that one? Thanks for all the fun give-a-ways!

  78. Angie says:

    This is such a wonderful kit. I can’t even begin!!! I want this so much!!!! It’s so great.

  79. Marty P says:

    Such wonderful items in this classic fairy tale giveaway!

  80. Karen Mallory says:

    A very fun giveaway and some wonderful projects this week!!

  81. Beverly M. says:

    Fun, fun, fun!

  82. Kate Jones says:

    Yes, I’d love to win this one !!! Thanking you. Kate

  83. Dena Cottrell says:

    Beautiful collection! Definitely hope I win this one.

  84. Arlene Wheeler says:


  85. Liz Russell says:

    Awesome collage sheets! Hope I win!

  86. Brenda Carter says:

    So cute!

  87. Lori Wilczek says:

    Love the Little Red Riding Hood give away! The Chipboard Tree Cut-Outs are great!

  88. MaggieM says:

    Looks like I’ll be making a few purchases this month at Alpha Stamps! I love the Little Red Riding Hood collage sheets and the chip tree cutouts! In fact, I love all things Grimm (hint-hint):) Thanks for the chance to win this TERRIFIC giveaway!

  89. Me Pugh says:

    The chip tree cutout rocks!

  90. Gerri herbst says:

    My what big eyes I would have if I won! Thanks for offering!

  91. These giveaways are so nice of you, thanks from all of us I’m sure!

  92. LeAnn says:

    Amazing! Love the Brothers Grimm.

  93. April says:

    Awesome giveaway, different

  94. Jackie N says:

    What a fun giveaway- thank you!

  95. Jennifer Pospichal says:

    I love every creepy and cute element. What a great grouping!

  96. Blair Lowery says:

    Nice collection. Never to early for creepy.

  97. Thalia Kottke says:

    Really love the little house.

  98. Carol Slowik says:

    More fun from a great company and even greater designer’s! Thanks as always.

  99. Traci says:

    Love Grandma’s house-really cute.

  100. orianna says:

    it’s a happy fairy tale

  101. Melody Holland says:

    Oh does this bring back memories for me !, My grama was such a big part of us growing up, she was always telling us stories and Fairy Tales, with abit of her own imagination, what a wonderful memory, I want this one for her !
    thanks so much for bringing me home !

  102. Pam P says:

    My turn this time… 🙂

  103. Jeanne Kelly says:

    I would just love to be off to Grandma’s house. What a unique kit; so fun!!

  104. Hannah Foss says:

    I never get bored with these giveaways!! Awesome!

  105. Diana Bittaker says:

    What a wonderful theme, this story means so many things to me – mysterious, creepy, scary , wonderful. Once again, you are soooo creative!!!

  106. Daylan says:

    What great treasures you have here!
    All the better to create, my dear!
    Thank you for another wonderful opportunity to make something lovely.

  107. Ann C. says:

    Enchanting! And a little spooky too! Wonderful!!

  108. marybeth says:

    The house is awesome! Love this project

  109. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    Grandma … what big teeth you have …

  110. Lina T says:

    Cute house 🙂

  111. lynn legge says:

    ohh my goodness this kit is so wonderful and that house… i just love all the details … thank you for the chance to win …

  112. Carmen Willis says:

    Great job on Grandma’s House! Love all what goes with it. Terrific Giveaway!

  113. Maura says:

    Wow. You’ve outdone yourselves.

  114. Grandma, what a wonderful project your house is!

  115. Chris Ereditario says:

    I love with Grandma’s House & you did a fantastic job with it. When I saw it had a sandpaper roof, I had to laugh because it made all the sense in the world to do it that way. It is a great house & hard to believe it’s so little. 🙂 I’ve always loved the story Little Red Riding Hood and & make this adorable house, it’s just way to cool. Also thanks for the great sales and deals, I’m going to have to take advantage of some of these for sure. This is perfect, at least for me!

  116. Ginger Benedict says:

    So much exciting new items to create with. Love Lauras little house and her tutorial is amazing!

  117. Debbie Rollier says:

    I love Littlle Red!

  118. Patricia says:

    Kristin’s Grandma’s house is absolutely adorable! Thank you for all your giveaways and for such a great selection of items in your shop!

  119. Dawn M. Furie says:

    Everything Is So Inspiring….Especially That tree.

  120. Carrie J says:

    So cute!

  121. Sue S. says:

    Beautiful project. Thanks for the chance to win.

  122. Amanda Miller says:

    Love the fairy tale stuff!

  123. Lori says:

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

  124. Debbie Emmons says:

    How fun! Grandma and I could create a lot of fairy tales with this great giveaway.

  125. Sheila says:

    Hmmmmm, could I do that stone effect on my brick fireplace???? Wonderful techniques.

  126. Lou Anne says:

    This is a beautiful giveaway. I love fairy tales.

  127. Jennifer says:

    such a sweet little house!!!!

  128. cindy coven says:

    This is one of my favorite collections. The items shown are so versatile. Love , Love Love the house, especially. thanks for sharing cindy

  129. Roxanne says:

    Oh My! such great collage sheets! I love Lil’Red Riding Hood! Thanks for awesome giveaways! As Always!

  130. Edith says:

    just bought the kit, would love to win to share with my Niece we are both fans of old time fairy tales thanks for the chance

  131. Debra Gibson says:

    Love fairy tales! Have been a huge fan since I was a little girl so it would be wonderful to win this giveaway ! Thanks for the chance to win !!

  132. bonnie bird says:

    I love the story of Little Red Riding Hood!! what a wonderful giveaway!!

  133. Susan Schultheis says:

    So many goodies this week and a great prize too! I love houses and grandma’s house is no exception. thanks.

  134. I love children’s book illustrations. This is a great give-a-way. Hope it’s mine.