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New Kit, New Collage Sheets, New Halloween Goodies!

Filed under Art Projects, Edgar Allan Poe Kit, Giveaways, Halloween, Lora Mahaffey, Newsletters, Sale, Swaps

Oh, it’s feeling more like Halloween now! Our September kit is Edgar Allan Poe — with an exclusive raven die-cut from black mat board. I’ve wandered a bit from the traditional images of Poe and I’ve also included two new collage sheets with a more general “horror” theme.

This kit started gestating about a month ago when I saw the Spirited Eerie Scrapbook Paper (which has the text to Poe’s The Raven in the background). (See below for more info, as that paper is included in the kit.) And, of course, we already had quite a few Poe-themed collage sheets so that got me thinking about other icons/themes in Poe’s works…

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

New! German Expressionist Horror Collage Sheet (Some of my favorite film images from Nosferatu to The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari… perfect for adding some fright to a Halloween collage.)

New! Night Terrors Collage Sheet (Crazy or scared or angry faces… from incubi to Medusa.)

Edgar Allan Poe Collage Sheet (Well, of course!)

Woodblock Print Ravens Collage Sheet (A nice selection of raven prints. Good size for ATCs.)

The kit also includes:

– One of the New and On Sale! Black Chipboard Ravens! This exclusive black die-cut chipboard shape was designed to be large enough for a tag (it has enough space for you to collage onto — approx. 6″ tall) but small enough to be an ornament.

And, Design Team Member Caroline Ouzts-Hay is hosting a related swap using these new Black Chipboard Ravens! More info is in the Yahoo Group.

– Three full-size sheets of New and On Sale! Scrapbook Paper
  – Spirited Eerie Scrapbook Paper
  – Arsenic and Lace Scrapbook Paper – Crow and Skull
  – Arsenic and Lace Scrapbook Paper – Spooky Icons

– And for a funereal feel: a yard of Black Seam Binding and a yard of black lace (that last is not available separately, but mimics the lace running up the side of the Spirited Eerie Scrapbook Paper).

And, 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 September kit) and I’ve put together a Edgar Allan Poe Add-On Kit. So if you want more papers, collage sheets, and the New Gothic Tombstones ATC Bases, here’s your chance to buy them with just one click.

And did you see that Edgar Allan Poe Shrine (at left) by Design Team Member Lora Mahaffey? It’s fabulous! (And using 2 of the Black Chipboard Ravens kinda reminds me of Huginn & Muninn.) Read more on Lora’s blog.

Today's Giveaway includes the new kit and the add-on kit! (Plus a few goodies used in Lora’s artwork!) More info below.

And, in honor of this month's theme, I've put ALL of these sections On Sale!:
– The ENTIRE Halloween Theme Section (And that also includes the scrapbook papers in the kit, plus a huge group of charms),
– The ENTIRE Halloween Collage Sheets Section (And that also includes the FOUR collage sheets in the kit and all the collage sheets in the add-on kit, too!),
– The ENTIRE Halloween Rubber Stamps Section (Including some new Tim Holtz Halloween sets!)

And don’t forget: last Thursday we announced a Fall Fish or Goodbye to Summer FREE Gift Kit. FREE for all orders over $20 through Wednesday, September 3rd.


Hooray for the Edgar Allan Poe Kit Giveaway!

Wow! In addition to an Edgar Allan Poe Kit

And an Edgar Allan Poe Add-On Kit

I’ve also included a few items Lora used in her artwork shown above:

Double Dot Vintage Burnt Orange Scrapbook Paper
An Eerie Tale Unsolved Mystery Scrapbook Paper
Plastic Skeleton
Candlestick Holder
Pumpkin Pods

And a few new or back in stock things that were calling out to me:

The Raven Collage Sheet Set
Pewter Raven Charm
Antique Silver Flying Bat Charm
Bronze Bat Pendant

To enter the Edgar Allan Poe Kit Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY, TOMORROW OR TUESDAY (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, TUESDAY NIGHT, September 2, 2014 — an extra day in case you’re travelling for the long holiday weekend).

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 Tan & Red Riding Hood Giveaway? That would be Lori! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

Posted by Leslie, August 31st, 2014

162 responses to “New Kit, New Collage Sheets, New Halloween Goodies!”

  1. I LOVE all this Halloween stuff pick me!!!

  2. Caroline Lawson says:

    I love Edgar, what a great giveaway!

  3. I am obsessed with Halloween — have been decorating all through the month of August, and have created several Steampunk Spells (Graphic 45) albums/projects throughout this entire year. These goodies would make for an EXCELLENT addition to my growing Halloweenie collection. Thanks for the opportunity to participate in the drawing!
    erica 🙂

  4. Charlotte says:

    You always put the best things together for the season

  5. jo says:

    LOVE the Edgar Allen Poe projects! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  6. Carolyn says:

    Lora’s shrine is fantastic! Poe once said “The ninety and nine are with dreams, content but the hope of the world made new, is the hundredth man who is grimly bent on making those dreams come true.” I am grimly bent on being a winner! Thanks for the chance.

  7. bonnie bird says:

    ooooh, i LOVE Halloween, and, Mr Poe, too!!! my favorite holiday!! what a great give-away.

  8. Liane Ceglar says:

    OMG…a give-a-way to die for…I LOVE Halloween and would be in 7th heaven to win this !!!!
    Liane 🙂

  9. Gail Gill says:

    Oooh, I love all this Poe stuff… I was raised on his books and movie adaptations and was completely, wonderfully warped by him.

  10. Willow says:

    Edgar Allen Poe and ravens I could wait to win this drawing evermore! Thanx alpha stamps!

  11. barbara macaskill says:

    Edgar Allen Poe is one of my favorite authors and I LOVE The Birds!! I watch this movie so often that I have killed a couple DVDs. I keep 2 of them on hand so that if one dies I have a backup!!! I would say I watch it a couple times a month! Would be over the moon to make a Birds themed project! Thanks for the chance to!

  12. Beverly M. says:

    I LOVE EAP! I really want to win this one!

  13. Karen says:

    I love ravens and would love to be picked “randomly” for this wonderful collection of Poe things.

  14. Holly Day says:

    LOVE Poe–and Halloween is my favorite holiday!

  15. Blair Lowery says:

    Love to decorate for halloween.

  16. Sandi says:

    I would love to win this! Thanks for the chance to win.

  17. Sue says:

    It’s my favorite time of year. You have beautiful offerings!

  18. barbara alward says:

    Nighttime, dressed as a little witch walking in the dark streets of Portland Or with my sisters. I was about 9yrs old and it was Halloween once again, my favorite time of year dragging a pillowcase of candy to be sorted later and placed carefully in a shoe box to be hidden. Oh the mystery of Halloween, the sheer bliss of the dark and the sense that we were all in this dream together.

  19. Susan says:


  20. Vickie says:

    Hooray for Poe and for Halloween! Gorgeous kit <3

  21. Joan Lamb says:

    I’m a newbie. Just started getting your newsletter…but love it!!
    Edgar Poe is one of my favorite authors and I think is wonderful subject for Halloween!

  22. Cherie says:

    POE! Love Poe!

  23. Chris says:

    I just ordered my first kit today and can’t wait to receive it — I love EAP!

  24. Diana K says:

    Oh how I love Halloween and Edgar Allen Poe! I would love to win this. Just thinking of the creepy things I could make. It keeps me up at night.

  25. judy says:

    Other than Christmas, Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year. I would so have fun creating spooky things with this kit. Happy Haunting.

  26. Have made a few Poe items – would love to make more.

  27. Noreen says:

    Edgar Allan Poe is so dark – and so perfect for Halloween crafting!

  28. Surelyne Lee says:

    I LOVE Poe & all the wonderfully macabre goodies that you’re offering! Awesome designs! Will make for some fun & ghoulishly gorgeous crafts for Halloween!

  29. marybeth i says:

    Awesome kit!

    – MaryBeth

  30. M. C. Sparks says:

    Love Poe and the raven! The products are great!

  31. Michelle says:

    Baltimore is my home and I love Halloween stuff. What a convenient collaboration. Count me in. 🙂

  32. Paulanne says:

    Halloween, please count me in!

  33. Teresa Currie says:

    Love your Edgar Allan Poe Kit and your Add-On Kit!! How ghoulishly spooky and fun!!

  34. Rabbit says:

    Great kit for Halloween; not enough Poe in the world!

  35. Stefanie says:

    Oh wow!! This is a fantastic giveaway – Perfectly Poe 🙂

  36. Cathy smith says:

    I so want a Halloween project!

  37. Kim R says:

    WICKED!! 🙂

  38. Beth Jones says:

    My sons love EAP!

  39. Kim says:

    Oooo, I can’t wait to get my Sept. Kit!

  40. Sharon McDonagh says:

    Maryland native and former Baltimore resident (oh, to be so again) — we proudly have a “thing” for Poe!

  41. What an awesome kit. I love Poe related items and the ravens are scary cool.

  42. Karen Adams says:

    Love Halloween and this kit is awesome!!!:)

  43. lynn legge says:

    this is such a wonderful kit.. and would make a great altered matchbox…. perfect for one coming up… thank you as always for such great giveaways and tutorials..
    have a great holiday weekend..

  44. Terri Young says:

    EEEWWW! The darkside of scrapbooking! I love it! EEEEKKK!

  45. maree natal says:

    Love love love love!

  46. Jo says:

    EAP!!! My favorite!!!

  47. Love this!!! Awesome 🙂

  48. Karen Schell says:

    Lots of this giveaway. Thanks!

  49. April says:

    My favorite author! This is the best ever!!!

  50. Deb R says:

    Nothing says Halloween like Edgar Allen Poe. great giveaway but then they are always great. Happy fall, Happy Halloween

  51. Laura says:

    This has to be my all time favorite of any giveaway so far! I love Edgar Allan Poe, amazing author

  52. Karen N says:

    We’re getting closer to Halloween, my favorite holiday. What a great way to celebrate with an Alpha Stamps Halloween and Poe kit!

  53. DebR says:

    Wow, Edgar Allan Poe and a wonderful giveaway, you’ve made my day!

  54. Jen R says:

    I love Poe!

  55. Lauren says:

    I am a Halloween fiend! I love all things spooky, and Poe is a big favorite. This kit is fantastic!!

  56. Thalia Kottke says:

    I love, love, love Ravens and Edgar. Pick me, pick me.

  57. Sandy says:

    Spooky indeed!

  58. melody says:

    I like the new collage sheets– even though they might give me nightmares!! 🙂

  59. Regina Salvador says:

    Great ravens! I love Halloween!

  60. Lou Anne Colodny says:

    Quote the raven, “Nevermore”

  61. Emily N. says:

    I love Poe and anything Halloween! Great giveaway!!!

  62. LoriSW says:

    Poe, Halloween and a giveaway….what could be better?

  63. Kim says:

    Oh… How I love your posts! The inspiration you give me!!! what a wonderful time of year! And a delightful giveaway to hope for??…

  64. Roberta S says:

    Oh, boy, I’ve been waiting for giveaways like this since last Halloween!! What a great bunch of goodies you’ve got here; they help me to forget about the high temps and humidity we’re stuck with here in MD all this next week. Thanks for a chance to win!

  65. WOW!!!! Fantastic…as always. And I will be at the Poe House in Richmond, VA soon. Inspiring.

  66. Deb Neerman says:

    WoW, this is fabulous! Thanks so much for the chance to win this giveaway!!

  67. Michelle Toops says:

    This is great!

  68. Jennifer Bumb says:

    Love Halloween and this giveaway is perfect. You have such a great store.

  69. Sheila A says:

    I haven’t tried to “win a giveaway” in a while — but here I am again! You have “the best” giveaways! I hope to win one this year.

  70. Marty P says:

    The Poe shrine is perfect! Nice giveaway, too.

  71. A dream win for sure!

  72. max locherer says:

    Halloween – my favorite time of year… would so love to win this…..

  73. Karen Mallory says:

    What a fabulous Halloween giveaway!!

  74. Cocoa says:

    Hello! Edgar said he would like to come to my house for Halloween! How lucky that would be for me!

  75. Lorna E. says:

    What a wonderfully creepy kit & giveaway!

  76. Marilyn H says:

    Yay! A new swap. I’ve signed up AND placed my order. Can’t wait until my goodies arrive to get started.

  77. Patricia Molnar says:

    Oh WOW what a fabulous giveaway!! I love all of your amazing products for Halloween!! It is my favorite holiday! ( It is a tie with Christmas!) Thank you so much for the chance to win another amazing giveaway!!

  78. Pat says:

    Love this kit

  79. Joan Blaackwood says:

    I am such a fan of Poe and Halloween your giveaway product is so special and so well done. First time entry.

  80. Virginia Smith says:

    Love this kit. I’ve done some EAP ATC’s in the past and these collage sheets sure would have some in handy!

  81. Patti Flasch says:

    I love Poe, and I love ravens, and I love Halloween! Alpha Stamps has the best giveaways EVER!

  82. Sue Campbell says:

    Fabulously wicked giveaway!

  83. DianeD says:

    Love Poe! And I do love the new bat charm!
    Great giveaway.

  84. There is no author I love more than E. A. Poe – he’s the best ever for pure creepy, chilling, spine-tingling horror – and all done very poe-etic-ly I might add! Thank you for offering this great giveaway.

  85. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    Send Poe to me, please.

  86. Darlene says:

    Wow an egar allen poe kit!!!!…what more could a gyrl want!

  87. Angie A says:

    Edgar Allen Poe is my absolute favourite poet. I love his work and himself tremendously. I would so, so, so much love this! Thanks for the option!

  88. angelic says:

    I love the Edgar Allen collection kit! All of the Halloween kits are great and thanks for all the inspiration.

  89. LeAnn says:

    Love love love Edgar Allan Poe!. Great giveaway.

  90. Laura Lomax says:

    Crazy spooky! Love it.

  91. Jennifer Pospichal says:

    I’ve had some of my own ideas for a little Poe display mulling around in my head lately. It’s great fun to see more ideas!

  92. Lynn Fox says:

    Yippee!!! Poe, Halloween and a giveaway…so perfect! Thank you!

  93. Ellen Lai says:

    He is 1 of my favourite authors too!

  94. Sokat says:

    So fun. I feel fall in the air.

  95. pamela armas says:

    EVERMORE! I am ready!

  96. pamela armas says:

    EVERMORE! I am ready for EVERMORE!

  97. GASP!!!!!!!!!! me,me me!!!!!! LOVE IT!

  98. Lana says:

    Nevermore…trick or treat, it would be a treat if I won :~D

  99. Debra Gibson says:

    Would love a chance to win ! Thank’s

  100. Darlene Guerin says:

    I am new to working with paper and all these kinds of little goodies.. I love that I am able to find all kinds of goodies for crafting here

  101. orianna says:

    evermore is the call to paper

  102. Gerri herbst says:

    Halloween is my favorite theme!

  103. Phoebe Diamond says:

    Please let my name be picked! I would love to add some more ravens in art to my walls.

  104. This is the best ever. I started watching The Following, now Poe scares me even more. I love this creepy kit.

  105. Pretty! This has been a really wonderful post. Thanks for supplying this information.

  106. Trish says:

    I love,love,love,love,LOVE, Halloween.
    Did I mention I love Halloween!!!!!!!!

  107. Kim says:

    Love Ravens.
    In my next life hope to come back as a Raven

  108. Lorrie Koenig says:

    Neat project sample. I love Halloween decorations so I appreciate the chance to win the giveaway. Thank you.

  109. Jill Ongley says:

    Is it wrong to really love all the macabre things associated with Halloween? I love all sorts of creepy ephemera.

  110. Sar Tann says:

    Finally it’s that time of year again and I can’t think of a better way to kick it off. This post just put me in the mood for cooler weather, turning and falling leaves, ravens by my window seal, Hot cider and the coming of Jack O lanterns. Yesssssssss! 😀

  111. Carol Craig says:

    I love Edgar Allan Poe, and this kit is great! I adopted a totally black kitten in Feb this year, and I named him Poe. He’s too cute… Quoth the Raven.

  112. Gigi Jordan says:

    What great fun…I hear the tapping, gently rapping….

  113. Jeanne Kelly says:

    I can’t believe it’s time for Halloween already; fun!!

  114. Lori Wilczek says:

    Oh I love Edgar Allen Poe – The Raven! Great giveaway.

  115. Pam Weiler says:

    I love Halloween and this giveaway! Thank You for your generosity.

  116. Traci says:

    Love Halloween- great giveaway.

  117. Wanda says:

    So much inspiration here! I would love to see what I could make with this! Thank you…

  118. Janet Turner says:

    What a great kit! I love it!

  119. Lori says:

    Great giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  120. Sally Peters says:

    Halloween is my favorite holiday to make weird stuff. Love to have all the new goodies.

  121. IKE says:

    OMGoodness – how AWESOME .. I just LUV Poe and Halloween. Thank you for the chance to win some goodies 😀 xxxx

  122. taradid says:

    The new kit is perfect! Thanks for an opportunity to win it. Really loving the Night Terrors collage sheet!

  123. coco says:

    Wow wow!! Fabulous kit, thank you for the chance to win this giveaway. 🙂

  124. Birgit says:

    Another Halloween giveaway — YEAH! Sure thing I can’t resist to try my luck — thanks for the chance! 🙂

  125. Yvette LeBlanc says:

    love it

  126. MaggieM says:

    WOW what a fabulous giveaway! I love the Poe theme…so many fabulous Halloween products, and the collage sheets, OMG! I’m still waiting on the order I placed with you on 8/18, and I think I ordered some of those Halloween charms already, but missed the awesome collage sheets. PLEEEZZE, pick me:)

  127. You will make my Halloween complete by winning the Poe-potpourri of goodies! I can hardly wait to start using them on my cards!

  128. You will make my Halloween complete by winning the Poe-potpourri of goodies. I can’t wait to try them!

  129. Carol Slowik says:

    Edgar Allen! What a HOOT! Hope it’s me!

  130. Joelle Platz says:

    Oh now THIS one is so right up my alley. Love every detail in this. Crossing my fingers.

  131. Ohhhh i love this Poe stuff….please pick me !!!
    Have a nice day

  132. Tanya says:

    What a great giveaway! Perfect for me!

  133. Diana Bittaker says:

    I just plain love him! That’s all I have to say!

  134. Sandy says:

    The collage sheets are super.

  135. Ivy Laine says:

    I absolutely adore Poe!!

  136. Denise Bryant says:

    LOVE the Edgar Allan Poe kit… awesome!

  137. Jackie N says:

    Huge Poe fan- what a great giveaway! count me in!

  138. Love the birds on the E.A.P. kit! Great work! 🙂

  139. Barbara says:

    Cool giveaway – looks like I am not the only one that likes Halloween!!

  140. Nan says:

    Hopefully there’s a tap tap tapping on my email door.
    What a Poe-etically fun giveaway! Halloween and Edgar Allen Poe doesn’t get any better than this! Thank you for the chance to win.

  141. julie benge says:

    Have loved Poe since 7th grade(about 60 years ago :o( ) Since moving near Baltimore, MD, where he is buried I’m even more enthralled. All surrounding Poe is fun for altering arts. I want to win!!

  142. Nancy S says:

    What a fantastic project!

  143. Tabitha Klucking says:

    It is that “Poe” time of year!

  144. Laurie Yoder says:

    Halloween and Poe! What a frightfully delicious combination!! Crossing my fingers that I win.

  145. Carrie j says:


  146. Christine Hurley says:

    I absolutely love this!!!

  147. Helen Potter says:

    Love this giveaway! Sign me up and draw my name! 😀

  148. Janet Dietzman says:

    What a wonderfully dark selection !! My mind swirls with possibilities….

  149. Karen says:

    I love love love love this fantastic give away!!! Ton of ideas

  150. Anna says:

    I LOVE Poe!! Awesome!

  151. Barbara Nekic says:

    I love this collection. What would Halloween be without a tribute to Poe?

  152. Marge McInerny says:

    Halloween is my favorite holiday.

  153. I absolutely love Poe and have a Poe-themed raven-infested display on the top of a cupboard! What fun I’d have playing with all of these goodies! Thanks for the chance to win! Anne

  154. Debbie Kaste says:

    Fabulous Poe piece. Love all the items in this collection and would be thrilled to win it. Thanks much for the chance:)

  155. Sheila Rodriguez says:

    Did my entire office as Poe’s study last Halloween. How about “evermore”??!

  156. sheila AR says:

    Great way to kick off the best season and holiday of the year, yippee!! Mr Edgar will live on forever…

  157. Roxanne says:

    Lovin all these Halloween projects! Thanks Alpha….and please please please…let me win this time….

  158. Colleen says:

    What an awesome kit! This would be amazing to win! Thanks for the chance to win

  159. Sherrie Conant says:


  160. Kay (Texfolkart) says:

    This would be so much fun! Thanks for the chance to win…my fingers are crossed!!!

  161. BJ Pressly says: