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New Metal Hardware & Safari Artwork by Katie Zoey Ho!

Filed under Art Projects, Giveaways, Katie Zoey Ho, Newsletters, Tutorials, Vintage Vagabond 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 Katie’s project that are still available on the new site.

A quick reminder before getting to the new artwork and goodies…
the Half Price Sale on Fairies Collage Sheets (and FREE collage sheet offer) announced in Sunday’s Newsletter ends tomorrow night (Friday, May 1st). Now I’m handing this off to Design Team Coordinator Miz Bella (Kim Ayers).

My most adorable, freaky little Design Team Member Katie Zoey Ho will be talking about her project (see a nice big photo, below) from the Vintage Vagabond Kit.

Besides being a coffee freak, I’m equally a freak in imagining doing certain things in unusual places such as shopping for my favourite trunk in a Safari park… Presenting here my ideal Safari Trunk Boutique diorama which is on this week’s Alpha Stamps newsletter project highlight using this month’s kit.

I used a bazillion of Alpha Stamps supplies plus those greens and other supplies I’ve been keeping for God knows what the hell I’m hoarding for, I transformed a small wooden box into a wooden chest using (New!) Tim Holtz Stencil – Woodgrain (and Molding Paste) and painted it over with various shades of brown. Added a layer of bushes and dumped some branches, and fern garlands at the top. To finish off, I added on Metal Claw Feet and Lion Door Knockers. Oooo how cool is that!!! I love these new Graphic 45 staples!!! They simply match this theme so well. Don’t you feel Safa-rish-ing?”

I like how all of the items in the boutique are resting on a soft bed of Sheet Moss and the Violet Cherry Blossom Garland is just lazily hanging down while the giraffe nibbles on some greenery. So sweet!

How cute with the word “SAFARI” spelled out in Alphabet Baby Beads on the side (and note those 2mm and 3mm Brass Flat-Back Studs in that little photo, too). And those (New!) Metal Claw Feet and Lion Door Knockers are such a great addition to shadowbox-making supplies.

Safari Trunk Boutique supply list is here and then once you’ve looked at that – grab your gear and head on over to visit Katie’s blog for more pictures. Katie also has a tutorial on how to make the 3D giraffe using the Out of Africa Collage Sheet too!


 Back In Stock Items  Watch out bunny! You’re surrounded!  ALL On Sale!

Antique Bronze Bird Skull Pendant

Mini Rabbit Figurines

Ceramic Bat Bead

Small Paper Mache Book


Hooray for the Safari Hardware Giveaway!

I’ve included these goodies from Katie’s Safari Trunk Boutique (note: that’s a link to photos of ALL the supplies):
– 1 Inch Bronze Keys (2 of them)
– Alphabet Baby Beads
– Bronze Binoculars Charm
– 3mm Brass Flat-Back Studs
– Steamer Trunk Parts Collage Sheet
– Vintage Travel Tags & Hardware Collage Sheet
– Out of Africa Collage Sheet
– Haunted Ship Travel Collage Sheet

Then some things new, back in stock, or related to Katie’s artwork:
Funky Bronze Scissors Charm (New!)
Embossed Metal Box Corners (New!)
1-5/8 Inch Bronze Door Handles (New!)
Antique Bronze Bird Skull Pendant (Back in Stock!)
Lion Head Handle
Antique Brass Clock Charm

To enter the Safari Hardware 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, FRIDAY, May 1, 2015)! AND tell me which of the metal bits in this Giveaway you’d use first OR what part of Katie’s artwork you like best.

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 check your mailbox on Sunday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the Fairy Luggage Giveaway? That would be Thalia Kottke! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

Posted by Leslie, April 30th, 2015

87 responses to “New Metal Hardware & Safari Artwork by Katie Zoey Ho!”

  1. Juniper says:

    OMG I’m drooling over this project!!!!

  2. Lou Anne Colodny says:

    I would definately use the door knocker first….just love it.

  3. Juniper says:

    forgot to mention (since I was busy drooing) I love those brass corner pieces and lion door knocker!!!

  4. Gail says:

    This is a great project, can’t wait to try. Thank you for all these great ideas.

  5. Kathleen says:

    I love the metal feet, and I really like the lower “box” or story – I can’t quite tell what’s going on there, but it looks interesting…..

  6. barbara macaskill says:

    LOVELOVELOVE the 3D Giraffe! Adorable scene set by Katie!
    I would use the feet and lion door knockers to create a diorama of wild animals running through a maze of skeletons and cobwebs to get to the lush green foliage to eat and hide!

  7. Liane says:

    LOVE the Door Knockers…..can’t wait to work on some of the Projects !!!!!

  8. Tammy says:

    I cant wait to win!!

  9. Cherie says:

    This is fabulous! I love the antique bronze bird skull! That would be used first!

  10. Kristie says:

    Love the safari! What fun this project would be.

  11. kim says:

    ooo awesome! I love the bird head charm! I soooo want it as a necklace. The metal corners are perfect for a box I have just waiting for a finish 🙂
    Thanks so much for a chance!

  12. Jamie says:

    Love this one!

  13. Noreen says:

    The Safari Trunk Boutique has so many fun details! I love all the little tiny things she added to the shelves.

  14. Lorna E. says:

    Love Katie’s safari shop! I would use the bird skull pendant in an altered book project – it ties into the theme nicely.

  15. Holly Day says:

    I love the giraffe–wouldn’t have thought of setting up that way to make it stand!

  16. Dawn says:

    I like the idea of creating the 3D giraffe.

  17. Barb says:

    giraffes are my favorite animal!!! And safari in the same sentence is the ultimate!

  18. Emily N. says:

    That bird skull pendant is my favorite! ANother great giveaway!

  19. Maryellen says:

    Oh, I think I would use up the corner feet first. It’s seems like a great place to start from the base up.

  20. Christie says:

    I would use the drawer pull because it reminds me of a flying owl.

  21. I love everything especially the giraffe eating at the tree gorgeous

  22. Traci says:

    Such a great project by Katie-love the giraffe and everything else. I love the giveaway today as metal embellishments are my favorite. I would pick the lion door knocker as my favorite as I am the ultimate cat lady and proud of it. > ^ ..^ <

  23. Gail Gill says:

    I would use the bird skull pendant first, because All Hallows Eve is just a mere 7 months away. Time to start crackin 🙂

  24. Pat Sayre McCoy says:

    Love what Katie has done with this kit. The giraffe is my favorite part and I love the corner feet. They could be much more than feet–corner embelishments or you could use them to make a tiny box.

  25. Debbie Rollier says:

    I love this project.

  26. Ina Good says:

    I would use the bird skull first because it is so different like the whole Safari trunk and tutorial just awesome!

  27. Blair Lowery says:

    Would love to go on a safari.

  28. Jennifer J says:

    i love the whole piece but especially the giraffe!

  29. Karen says:

    Well, I like the cute little pair of scissors so most likely I would start there. I also think the little corner pieces would be fun to start with too.

  30. Roxanne says:

    I love Katie Zoe’s blog…I’ve been getting it for some time now. One of my favorite parts in her diorama is the sweet chair and how she used a bit of glitter to make it look very 3-d where she put it for the cushion part…of course the Giraffe as well and her tip for making that 3-d is really good too! 🙂
    Sure would love to win a few goodies from Alpha Stamps today…. Thanks for the chance.

  31. Gail Klein says:

    I definitely love the small metal scissors! They would be first but I love the whole collection!

  32. l.b. sejourne says:

    I’m going to hop on the lion’s head doorknocker bandwagon – I love what Katie did with it and I have some frames I’d love use to recreate the look. What a fabulous project!

  33. LeAnn says:

    I would use the antique bronze bird skull first because it is so cool.

  34. I love the feminine look!

  35. Verna Stapleton says:

    Katie’s diorama is very peaceful feeling. Love how she made the giraffe more lifelike. And like the look of the greenery. Wonderfully done!

  36. Kim Lucak says:

    Love the door knocker and keys!

  37. Mary Helene says:

    Love the great embellishments with this giveaway.

  38. Jen C says:

    I love the lion door knocker! I think this is my favorite kit ever! (I’ve said that before, but this time I really mean it 😉 !)

  39. KIM says:

    For Father’s day making my son a shadow box.
    I would use the box corners,door handle also the keys
    My granddaughter has the key to her daddy’s heart.
    Thanks, Alpha Stamps for the chance to win.

  40. Stefanie says:

    I think I’d use the metal claw feet first – they look fab 🙂 I really like the most lining the shelf – really quirky!!

  41. Noreen Johnson says:

    The best giveaway so far!

  42. Ritva says:

    The door knockers are the best! I would use them for small boxis.

  43. MaggieM says:

    The safari artwork reminds me of the trip I made to Northern Africa when I was a high school student! The metal hardware is fabulous! I’d like to try the metal claw feet! Thanks for another wonderful giveaway…maybe I’ll win one of these days 🙂

  44. Carol Feiner says:

    Love that lion head door knocker and the bronze door handles. Got a box just waiting for them…

  45. Jen R says:

    I would use the bird skull charm first in a cabinet of curiosity that I’m working on. I totally love that giraffe. Gonna go look at the tutorial now.

  46. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    Got my bags packed.

  47. Joan says:

    I just love the violet cherry blossom garland, that would look perfect in a fairy garden.

  48. Dena Cottrell says:

    Thanks for having a giveaway! I would use the lion pull. I have a box that it would look beautiful on. I love the hat boxes and I really like how she surrounded the lion pull with frames, it really makes a statement!

  49. Lou Anne H. says:

    The giraffe eating greenery from the top of the diorama is fabulous! I think I’d start with that.

  50. Sandy says:

    I like the 3D giraffe also and the lion pull. Every giveaway is fantabulous!

  51. M. C. Sparks says:

    I wanna do something similar…an outdoor scene in a “box”. Hadn’t thought of that before

  52. Leanna says:

    I love the giraffe! I’m making some 3D items for a scene with victorian dresses so I’m anxious to see how she did hers!

  53. Lana says:

    shazam~~~~~this is one fun giveaway!

  54. Great project from Katie and if I was lucky enough to win this giveaway, that amazing bronze bird skull would be the very first thing to get used, love it!

  55. Jean Marmo says:

    Loving the animals! Super cute project! Very creative!

  56. Carol Rowland says:

    Am loving this whole safari/camp thing, so don’t know which I’d use first, but am definitely going to set up a camp and go from there – looks like too much fun. Thank you for bringing us all the neat things!.

  57. Sandy says:

    Absolutely the bird head scull.

  58. Lori D. says:

    I love that giraffe and would love to make something wearable with the lion doorknocker. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  59. Kim R says:

    Awesome! Life is a jungle! 🙂

  60. Sandy A says:

    Love the new metal box corners. Just gives that finished look. The box scene just evokes a feeling of an exotic adventure, exploring a different time. Love all the “stuff” on both levels that you just want to spend time looking at and imagining!

  61. Megan Warren says:

    My favorite part is the giraffe, reminds me of the pictures of the Giraffe Hotel I see all over the internet and think would be a great vacation. Also love the lion head knocker.

  62. Sokat says:

    Katie’s work s awesome and the giraffe is sooo sweet. The lion head door knocker is the first item to be used…

  63. Shelly says:

    Would love to start with the Lion Head door knocker and see what it opens . . .

  64. Nancy S says:

    Just love all the hardware. I think I’d use the claw feet on a small painted box. Everything is much nice with feet!

  65. Carmen Willis says:

    OMGosh, what a lovely giveaway! Love all the miniature metals.

  66. Diana Bittaker says:

    I just love the little giraffe eating the leaves- looks so real! So sweet!

  67. Karen Mallory says:

    Fabulous giveaway! I love the branch and leaves as it gives a whole jungle feel to the project! I would probably use the corners first as I use lots of those!

  68. Jeanne Raffesberger says:

    I LOVE metals! What an amazing grouping!

  69. Helen P. says:

    The giraffe snacking on the leaves is my favorite part of Katie’s safari! Then I love the little boxes with the passport, so cute! I love the lion’s head door knocker, so I would probably use that first.

  70. I just love what your design team comes up with! And you assemble and edit such a fab grouping of tidbits. I especially love the Giraffe eating those greens: I practically *live* at our San Diego Zoo, and just love the Giraffes.
    I am a bird watcher, and love to go to my friend’s house, where she has an owl box way up high on a pole. It’s fun to see the little bones and skulls on the ground below the box, although the skulls are mostly voles’ and other small rodent-type animals; not too many bird skulls. But I do love skulls! 😉
    I sure hope I can make something like this someday.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win,
    Tina in San Diego

  71. Monica Lore says:

    Oh, lovely lovely door handles will probably get used right away – I love all metal work, and there are some yummy things in the kit!

  72. Lisa R. says:

    FABULOUS!!! I would definitely use the brass corners AND lion door knocker first!!! Love them! This whole piece is so creative I like it all!!!

  73. Brigitte B. says:

    I believe that the bronze bird skill is begging to be baked in polymer clay. Thank you for the opportunity to be in your contest!

  74. Maria says:

    The bird skull is my favorite – totally cool.

  75. Winnie says:

    Love the whole kit, but the out of Africa collage sheet is my favorite!

  76. Lorrilee Stackhouse says:

    My favorite is the metal claw feet!

  77. Kimberly Barcello says:

    I love the wayKatie did the 3d giraffe and the claw feet on the diorama are pretty clever too!

  78. phoebe diamond says:

    The bird head skull, I would use that first. Maybe with a baby doll…

  79. Char-D says:

    I would use the Antique Bronze Bird Skull Pendant first because it is so cool.

  80. Stacia says:


  81. Ginette says:

    I could use the metallic pieces on one of my jewelry boxes

  82. Debbie Hew says:

    Nice work! Love the Safari trunk boutique. So unique.

  83. Beth says:

    I’m loving the Lion doorknocker, it might become a very cool drawer pull for a trinket box as well!

  84. Evleta Gruber says:

    Let’s go on Safari!

  85. Luanne says:

    The lion’s head door knocker would go good on a card I am working on right now.

  86. Jennie says:

    I would totally find a way to make some sort of tiny shrine with that bird skull pendant!

  87. Elizabeth H. says:

    I would use the metal corners and hardware to design a box about a safari trip.