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While the Cat’s Away Day 1: The Enchanted Garden

Filed under Cat's Away... 2014, Giveaways, Kits, Newsletters, Sale

I hope you stayed warm and dry on Christmas and had lots of yummy food with loved ones. And in case Santa didn’t bring you your heart’s desire (or if you’re just looking for a good deal in prep for 2015 projects)… It’s the first day of the week of While the Cat’s Away Giveaways!

By request, I’m trying something new this year for the Giveaways — I’m offering them as kits, too! You can still enter the drawing to win the kit — or buy it all with one click.

Today’s theme is The Enchanted Garden. I needed a break from all the recent Christmas-themed Giveaways and this Spring-y, fairy-filled group is definitely not Christmas!

Starting with the big items in the kit:

Enchanted Garden 12×12 Collection Pack
A big set that includes 18 double-sided 12″ x 12″ papers (2 each of 9 sheets) and a sheet of cardstock sheets. All with lots of fairies, mushrooms, butterflies, birds…

Enchanted Garden House Die-Cut Chipboard Album
Six 8″ x 8-1/2″ chipboard album pages (the cover with windows cut out), two 2″ x 3/4″ chipboard birds and two binder rings.

TWO new sets of luscious, velvety mulberry paper flower sets:
Teastained Dahlias – Seaside
Petite Teastained Teal Pansies and Leaves

This kit includes 3 collage sheets, that have just been put On Sale, too:
Storybook Fairies Collage Sheet
Vintage Postcard Fairies Collage Sheet
Green Fairies Collage Sheet

See the Enchanted Garden Kit page for a detailed list of all the items.

Here’s how these While the Cat’s Away DAILY Sales and Giveaways work: I’ve gathered items around a theme and put together a Giveaway Kit that will be awarded to one lucky person.

To enter the The Enchanted Garden Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY (December 26, 2014) by midnight (PST).

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 previous day’s winner. So make sure to check back tomorrow to see who won and to see what’s on offer for Day 2 of the Sales & Giveaways!

More info on the Holiday Closure & Giveaway Rules (including how you can get entered twice in each day’s drawing).

And please remember: Our offices are now closed. The whole “While the Cat’s Away” theme is ’cause I’m the only one here! For more info about shipping (which will start when the staff are all back on 1/5/15) and the sale in general, please see the While the Cat’s Away…” Daily Giveaways: Year 7! overview page.

A final note: Even though our offices are closed, orders for DIGITAL Collage Sheets and Digital Images are still fulfilled in real time!

Posted by Leslie, December 26th, 2014

143 responses to “While the Cat’s Away Day 1: The Enchanted Garden”

  1. Gorgeous. I just bought the set – but I wouldn’t mind having 2!!! This is perfect for Spring. Love it!

  2. kathy says:

    right up my alley!

  3. Jen R says:

    This is a welcome break from the holiday themes. Thanks

  4. Lu L. says:

    I’m ready for a break from all the Christmas hoopla too! I’d love to win this hodgepodge of fairy goodness!

  5. Jackie Barth says:

    Lots of potential.

  6. marybeth i says:

    Fairies are my favorite! Hoping that I win this one!!!

  7. Andrea Wahle says:

    Dreaming of springtime already!

  8. Willow says:

    Great giveaway for a creative new year. Thanks for the chance to win it!!!

  9. Virginia Smith says:

    I love the shades of blue that you have chosen for this kit! Hoping I win!

  10. Lorna E. says:

    Lovely kit, so nice to have a change from the holiday themes.

  11. barbara macaskill says:

    What a lovely giveaway!! Fairies are a favorite of mine. I have a fairy garden and have my 10 year old grandson convinced that there really ARE fairies that come out when no one is looking and play and enjoy the seating arrangements. He is always trying to catch a glimpse of them. I love that he still has the wonder many of us lose as we age.
    Would love to win this enchanting assortment of goodies!
    Enjoy your time off! You deserve it!

  12. gloria stafford says:

    Oh! How lovely!

  13. Lesley says:

    I love the ideas!

  14. Cherie says:

    Love this!

  15. Amanda Miller says:

    Yeah Spring!! I hope it comes early this year.

  16. Connie L. says:

    Nice break from Christmas themes. Just lovely!

  17. Kay (Texfolkart) says:

    Love the enchanting collection….hope it’s my turn!!

  18. michele s says:

    this is a lovely kit! I hope your next several days will be relaxing while the staff is on break. thanks for the giveaway opportunity! xo

  19. Dford says:

    What a great way to start off the new year!
    Everything is so beautiful…a gift I would love to recieve!

  20. Beth says:

    So refreshing for the eyes today. Thanks for sharing!

  21. Linda Lee says:

    I love the colors!

  22. Ritva says:

    So exciting!

  23. Noreen says:

    Fairies and springtime – how fun!

  24. Marty P says:

    What a delightful giveaway. It truly is an enchanting ensemble!

  25. Susan Waite says:

    I’m sure I’m going to love this blog !

  26. Karen N. says:

    With snow on the ground and continuing to fall, it is nice to have early thoughts of spring…enchanting!

  27. Lori Gesing says:

    So nice to think of the enchanted garden!

  28. Mary Mac says:

    Love these Beautiful colors and nice to start working projects for the new year.

  29. Joan Harsha says:

    Dreaming of spring.

  30. Nan says:

    Love this grouping of fairy items…always been a favorite theme of mine. Would love to win this one especially!

  31. Janet Turner says:


  32. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    I am enchanted. Please let me wink this one.

  33. Gail Gill says:

    Sorry you have to work, but on the other hand, Thanks for working this week 🙂
    It’s gonna be a fun week for us

  34. trisha too says:

    Absolutely charming–and a sweet breath of fresh air, too!


  35. Lina says:

    Wow. Best one yet!

  36. Pat Shaw says:

    What a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.

  37. Jo says:

    Love the fairy theme! Would love to win this giveaway!

  38. Rosemary Sharon says:

    love it….fairy are so lovely

  39. Regina Salvador says:

    Such a beautiful color palette, a nice change from red and green!

  40. Rabbit says:

    I love this color combination! I also love the sea–I hope I win! Thanks!

  41. Muriel says:

    This is not only lovely but also a harbinger of what spring will bring.

  42. Elan Auman says:

    How lovely!! I adore faeries 🙂

  43. Jennie says:

    Beautiful collection!

  44. Ruth Anna says:

    This kit would be perfect to create a backdrop for my fairy dolls. It’s lovely!

  45. Verna stapleton says:

    The cat picked some beautiful things for this give away. Thank you!

  46. Corinne Marie says:

    Lovely kit!!

  47. Phoebe Diamond says:

    Lots of windows to look out of. How fun!

  48. Miss Iowa says:

    What lovely colors! I too am ready to move on from Christmas.

  49. Arminta says:

    This is beautiful!!!
    To win would be a real treat.

  50. Sara says:

    Love this kit!!!

  51. Sue says:

    Love all the creavity! Thank you!

  52. Marjorie says:

    I am so glad I found this site!! The ideas are fresh and inspiring!!! Love everything I see

  53. marge says:

    you’re doing it again….Awesome…….

  54. Debbie Peysen says:

    I am so ready for Spring. Thanks for the chance to win

    Debbie P

  55. cheryl foster says:

    Absolutely beautiful !

  56. Holly Day says:

    I love that you’re putting the giveaways on sale as well. Your collections are so nice!

  57. SandiC says:

    This kit would be a lovely project to work on with my granddaughter.

  58. Lorrilee Stackhouse says:

    Gorgeous … fairies are the perfect thing after Christmas!

  59. Theresa G. says:

    What a lovely giveaway!! SO light and airy…a very refreshing bunch of stuff!!

  60. Chris B says:

    Turquoise, blue, berry colors!! Love it!

  61. gbrame says:

    This is a wonderful kit and if I were so lucky to win it, I would have a fabulous time making something in the New Year! Happy New Year Alpha Stamps!

  62. Amy D says:

    Oh my gosh! This kit is absolutely adorable. I cannot wait to see what else you have in store.

  63. Carrie says:

    So pretty to ring in the new year!

  64. sheila AR says:

    I’m enchanted by the colours and the theme of this magical giveaway. Beautiful

  65. Mariann Hoover says:

    Beautiful collection! What a treat to have!

  66. Sharron Rogers says:

    oh, so lovely…thank you Alpha Stamps for a chance to win this special gift!

  67. Mary Pendergrass says:

    Love the new Bo Bunny paper and the paper flowers.

  68. carol says:

    love to have this cheery set to help dispel winter gloom

  69. Karen Adams says:

    Oh so cute!would love to win! Thanks for the chance!

  70. Vicki says:

    Fairies at this time of the year are very welcome!! They give us a playful peek into a “just around the corner” of Spring!!
    Thank you for the diversion!! 🙂

  71. Karen Mallory says:

    What a beautiful give away and kit!!!

  72. cathrine bolin says:


  73. Ann C. says:

    What an enchanting and elegant kit!

  74. LeAnn says:

    Dreaming of Spring.

  75. Mary Jane Ciurla says:

    This is a wonderful treasure you are offering. It will be a lucky person who is chosen.

  76. Brenda Lubrant says:

    I would love to have this kit and make my annual garden journal. I make one every year and document my garden from Spring to late Fall.

  77. Mary Ann Smith says:


  78. michele s says:

    hello again — i commented once already but i also just blogged your badge and blog link on my blog today. thanks for 2 chances to win! http: //artfromthewell. blogspot. com/ 2014/12/altered-card-deck-week-7-alphastamps.html xo

  79. Pat Houck says:

    I love this beautiful Spring-like kit.

  80. Ginette says:

    Ah, Gardening is the most beautiful hobby .

  81. Jen C says:

    Wonderful set! I’m in love with those dragon flies!

  82. Beth says:

    Great collection, I’d love to win!

  83. Kathy Bumb says:

    What a beautiful collection. Would love to win!

  84. Marcia says:

    gnome beads. what next?

    don’t ask. there will always be something excellent coming ’round the corner!

  85. Russell says:

    Count me in! 🙂

  86. Carol Slowik says:

    Gorgeous colors. Hope it’s me!

  87. Francine perri says:

    Love your site would love to win thank you

  88. Leslie Hanson says:

    Lovely colors!

  89. orianna says:

    lovely lovely

  90. Mary McCullar says:

    Love everything you offer, but this fairy kit is adorable.

  91. Julie F. says:

    This is a pretty give away—

  92. Julie F. says:

    This is a pretty give away.

  93. Daylan says:

    Fairies forever! Thank you for another great opportunity!

  94. InkPattie Fulton says:

    Just spent an hour or two browsing the whole online catalog, just because of those cute little gnomes! Would love the kit to go with my purchases…

  95. maxine kincora says:

    yes, a nice break from green and red

  96. Kim says:

    Yeah Alpha Stamps! I love this giveaway time of year!

  97. Lynn says:

    A great spash of spring and I am ready for it already!

  98. Joyce Prado says:

    I would love to win this kit. Love the tea stained flowers.

  99. kim says:

    Such a pretty kit, would be such a fun start to the Spring months ahead!

  100. DebR says:

    Love the flowers and fairies, it’s never too early to think about Spring!

  101. Joan says:

    Love fairies and spring time. What a wonderful giveaway.

  102. Roberta S says:

    I love fairies and I love the color blue, so I would definitely love to win this kit! I hope you’re not too lonely by yourself and thanks for the chance to win.

  103. DebR says:

    Just posted about your great giveaway on my blog:
    Thanks again Alpha Stamps!

  104. HawaiianLibrarian says:

    Fabulous projects I foresee with this fabulous prize package: loving the blue flowers especially. Mahalo for op to win!

  105. deborah ciamp says:

    …. looks like a delightful assortment of fairies and beautiful materials…. great!

  106. You are so right, I need to see some flowers and green sprigs, Living in Colorado, winters are so long, and right now we are in the freeze zone !! I need something new and springy to do !! Happy New Year to all of you and yours !

  107. Judy Goodwin says:

    I love fairies and have been wanting to make a fairy garden.

  108. Carmen says:

    I love everything enchanted. What a delightful giveaway!

  109. Thalia Kottke says:

    Fairies! Wonderful!

  110. What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you so much! Merry Christmas!

  111. Ann says:

    what an amazing giveaway. So many wonderful things here

  112. Lori Wilczek says:

    Love Fairies!

  113. Gardens seem like they are just around the corner.

  114. Marge McInerny says:

    I believe in Fairies!

  115. Honey says:

    love this!

  116. Diane d says:

    love love this giveaway!just beautiful.thanks for the opportunity to win.

  117. Suzanne Stockinger says:

    These items are lovely.

  118. Penny Shukan says:

    I’m ready for something non-winter, too, and this kit is lovely.

  119. Pam Ashenmacher says:

    Let’s dream about gardens and colors on these long winter nights…and create some
    little escapes!

  120. l.b. sejourne says:

    Love these!

  121. Gilda says:

    Love this collection.

  122. Diane D. says:

    Live this time of year. Thanks so much for this fantastic give away.

  123. Rose Lewis says:

    I would love to be enchanted with this giveaway!

  124. KIM says:

    What a wonderful give away .
    Best part is that it is in my favorite shades of blue.
    Thanks for a chance to win.

  125. Susan M.L. says:

    While the cat’s away, mice and fairies will play!

  126. Karen says:

    Makes me think of one of my favorite children’s books–The Secret Garden.

  127. Sharon McDonagh says:

    I’m someone who hates that Xmas hype starts so early that people are sick of it on the 26th (not me)…but fairies are wonderful whatever the time of year.

  128. Lori H says:

    I’m done with Christmas for this year too! This is a nice change of pace.

  129. taradid says:

    This kit looks lovely and the colors are just what I need right now!

  130. Denise Bryant says:

    Gorgeous kit! Love the theme…. and those gnome beads are adorable!

  131. Diana says:

    So pretty! Would love it!

  132. Kay W says:

    Very nice!

  133. Kathy Sorensen says:

    Always the right time for Fairies!

  134. Lori D. says:

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

  135. Laural says:

    Yes Yes Yes …I need a break, this kit is beautiful!

  136. Cindy Fitch says:

    What a wonderful kit and give away. I am so ready for Spring and warmer weather!

  137. Luanne N. says:

    I do love the colors!

  138. Chris H. says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to play.

  139. Karen says:

    While a long wait for spring to arrive, this would be a nice diversion. Looks like a wonderful collection of products to create a beautiful project.

  140. Alice H says:

    So far winter here has been mild and we had a very green Christmas, but at the first hint of snow, I will need this lovely diversion. Thanks for the chance to shorten winter.