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New Box Feet, Tiny Charms, Chipboard SALE & Tutorial!

Filed under Art Projects, Giveaways, Newsletters, Run Away & Join the Circus Kit, Sale, Shanna Shands

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 Shanna’s projects that are still available on the new site.

A couple quick announcements before getting to the beautiful artwork by Shanna Shands: ALL Die-Cut Chipboard is ON SALE for 20% off! Sale Ends Tuesday night, May 26th.

And the FREE circus collage by Laura Carson announced in last Sunday’s newsletter is still on offer! Through Saturday night, May 23rd we’ll be including a cardstock version of The Circus is Coming to Town Collage Sheet in all orders! It includes fun stylized “CIRCUS” and “FUN” text and signage (and balloons) used in Laura’s artwork.

We have more runaways from the circus with two projects by Design Team Member Shanna Shands! The first is the Magician’s Assistant Trunk. Shanna used the Run Away and Join the Circus Kit (and Add-On Kit) and the Vintage Vagabond Kit to create her little runaway’s trunk full of necessities for a life full of fun and adventure!

The Magician’s Assistant has her Steamer Trunk full of everything an assistant to Houdini would need — as well as a reminder of what she left behind at home. Magic books to study so she doesn’t get herself sawed in half, Houdini posters, fashion magazines to help with designing her costume and even a picture hanging on the wall of dear old mom.

In the Circus Memory Box are adorable little books, posters and the really super cute Tim Holtz Picture Wheel Die that is like a vintage View-Master wheel (with little windows for pics or transparencies). Those used to be so much fun; so let’s make some of our own! They’d make REALLY cute cards for Halloween or Christmas, don’t you think?

Check out the supply list for both of Shanna’s projects and see more photos in the Gallery. Then head on over to Shanna’s blog where she has a detailed, step-by-step tutorial on how to make the Magician Assistant Trunk AND the sweet Circus Memory Box!

Hooray for the Chipboard Circus & Posies Giveaway!

Wow… this one had a mind of its own! Seven collage sheets (!) so there’s an extra photo below to show them all.

I started with these goodies from Shanna’s Running Away to the Circus Projects (note: that’s a link to photos of ALL the supplies… even more than this list):
– Women Circus Performers Collage Sheet
– Vintage Magician Posters Collage Sheet
– Haunted Ship Travel Collage Sheet
– Circus Equestrienne Collage Sheet
– Circus Performers #1 Collage Sheet
– Tiny Circus Collage Sheet
– Travel Reading Collage Sheet
– Sea Fiber Set
– Chipboard Steamer Trunk
– Carnival 6×6 Paper Pad
– Bronze Binoculars Charm
– Gypsy Moments Poses & Reflections Scrapbook Paper

And a couple of the items from the Die-Cut Chipboard Sale:
House Shaped Die-Cut Chipboard
Curtains Die-Cut Chipboard Set

Then one of the 40% Off Sale Vintage Wooden Crates:
Wooden Vintage Mini Crate – Stained (it’s hiding over on the right side of the photo, under flowers and fibers)

And finally, two of the recent additions to the lovely Vintage Velvet Flowers:
Vintage Velvet Hydrangea Picks – Royal Blue
Vintage Velvet Pansies – Apricot

To enter the Chipboard Circus & Posies 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 22, 2015)! AND tell me which color Vintage Velvet Flowers you like best. (A close-up of the two sets in today’s Giveaway is at left BUT look at ALL of the color options!)

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 Clowns & Tricycles Giveaway? That would be Emily N! (And she commented: “I love this project! My favorite collage sheet is the vintage magicians posters. They are all great!” Good call, Emily, as that collage sheet is also in todays artwork and Giveaway!) Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

Posted by Leslie, May 21st, 2015

79 responses to “New Box Feet, Tiny Charms, Chipboard SALE & Tutorial!”

  1. Holly Day says:

    Love this! And my favorite flower color, fake or real, are the peachy orange ones you have inthe picture. My mom used to have roses that color in the yard when I was a kid and they have always been my favorite.

  2. Lina says:

    The peach colored flowers are lovely. They look so vintage-y 🙂

  3. KIM says:

    The blue flower is my favorite.
    The flower is shaped just like part of the blossoms of a Hydrangea.
    My favorite blue flower.LOVE THEM!
    Great give away ,thanks for the chance to win.

  4. Roxanne says:

    I Love the Royal Blue velvet flowers. Regal and deep in hue….I think they would go with many projects. 🙂 I was born in September too so I’m partial the the Saphire color.

  5. kim says:

    ooo so fun I adore the teeny flowers and the mini glass dome!! wow! I love the blues and greens!
    Have a happy day!~kim

  6. Mary Jochems says:

    As a little girl I was always going to run away and join the circus! This project brings back so many good memories. Love it.

  7. Verna S says:

    Wow. Make us choose?! Hhahaa. They are both beautiful, but the peach just inches out. Soft and dramatic at the same time. Thanks for the give away.

  8. Brigitte B. says:

    I’m drawn to the Apricot vintage velvet flowers. The soft color makes it look very delicate!

  9. Maryellen says:

    Oh the apricot pansies are adorable and would go with the color scheme I am attracted to this season.

  10. OOOH, another FABULOUS trunk! I so love the wonderful details. Gotta say, hydrangeas are my fave flower so I’m totally in love with the royal blue bunch and that mini glass dome totally ROCKS! xxD

  11. Connie L. says:

    The blue is gorgeous!

  12. Traci says:

    I love the trunk theme so many great ideas the design team has. I love the apricot vintage velvet hydrangeas. The colors are so pretty.

  13. Dawn says:

    Like the Circus theme with the flowers. I like the rich blue colored flowers the best. Thank you for the opportunity to win this great giveaway.

  14. Lorna E. says:

    I love all these wonderful trunk projects. My favourite colour for both the hydrangea’s and the pansies is the royal blue (but the purple is a close 2nd).

  15. Starqueen says:

    Oh, what a fun project! Both colors of the velvet flowers are lovely, but the apricot ones are my favorite. Thank you for sharing!

  16. Winnie says:

    I am so impressed with all the ideas you come up with for the travel trunk! The blue flowers are my favorite, so rich!

  17. Susan M. L. says:

    Wow! So many wonderful collage sheets! Enough for several altered book projects. Maybe a book to go with the steamer trunk that would tell the story behind running away to the circus. The little hamster has my wheel turning! The Hydrangea flowers are my favorite!

  18. LeAnn says:

    The blue ones are my favorite. Another amazing trunk. I showed my art group the time keeper steamer trunk and they all want to make one now.

  19. Regina Salvador says:

    Love the velvet flowers!

  20. Jen R says:

    Loving all of this one. So colorful!

  21. Dana Desmond says:

    Definitely apricot. The blue is too vibrant for me. It doesn’t see vintage in the blue ones.

  22. barbara macaskill says:

    If I had to choose an absolute favorite I would have to go with the cream. That way if I decide I want a different color I can mist it or dye it to match my project or I can just leave it as is! They are all quite pretty though!

  23. Mary Helene says:

    Love the collage sheets with this great collection.

  24. Barb says:

    My absolute fav is the blue …it almost looks purple. This color by far is the brightest, but they all look great!!

  25. Stefanie says:

    Ooh so pretty!! I like the Teal, but they look at their best mixed with sage & apricot :o)

  26. Sandy says:

    You have 1-upped yourself again. My favorite color flower is the apricot but I must say I have to have all the colors!

  27. Lori D. says:

    Love this giveaway and thank you for the opportunity to win. I would have to say my favorite is the apricot!

  28. Christy says:

    I see so many fun possibilities for these awesome trunks and minis! I love the velvet flowers, the colors are all pretty and really blend well together. I think the blue is my favorite. It’s a rich, color saturated blue-and versatile. You could use it for decorative touches for most any season or holiday.

  29. Juniper Mainelis says:

    Pink is my favorite but love em all!

  30. angelic says:

    I love all the great projects! My favorite velvet flower is the teal.

  31. Sokat says:

    The circus theme and magician trunk ate very cute. The hydrangeas are my favorite.

  32. Kathy Cabble says:

    Sure could use some Circus themed things to embellish a scrapbook page of my granddaughter. I just love all the things you ladies create. Wish I had some room to display handmade items.

  33. Emily N says:

    I love all this stuff. I’d make shrines with it. My favorite color flower is the royal blue. I like its combination with the green flowers.

  34. Karen Mallory says:

    Fun giveaway!! I love the purple!!!

  35. Jean Marmo says:

    So cute! Love the embellies!

  36. Lou Anne Colodny says:

    I just adore these items….the whole Idea is my favorite…

  37. cheryl foster says:

    You always have the the best projects !!!

  38. Ina Good says:

    my fav. is green with pink and the dark blue

  39. DebR says:

    Love the magician’s assistant trunk and I love those beautiful royal blue hydrangeas!

  40. jenni brockob says:

    I like all the colors of the velvet flowers, but I think apricot is my favorite. I really like the new demon box feet too. Would be awesome to use in a Halloween project.

  41. Tammy says:

    My favorite is the Vintage Velvet Pansies – Apricot. But they’re all beautiful!

  42. Ginette says:

    Love the blue pansies.

  43. Edith says:

    circus my favorite childhood memories! like the teal and blue combination best

  44. Lana says:

    Simply glorious!!!!

  45. Joan says:

    Absolutely love the blue flowers, but then again, the apricot is lovely…

  46. Janet Turner says:

    This giveaway is great. I love the old pictures.

  47. Carmen Willis says:

    Love the “Running Away to the Circus Trunk”. My favorite velvet flower is the green very pretty with touch of pink. Great giveaway!

  48. Carol Slowik says:

    Velvet flowers are my absolute favorite! I couldn’t possibly pick a fav color, I love them all! Thanks again for the chance to win this giveaway.

  49. mary macdonald says:

    I love all the things you do. If I had to pick I think I like the orange flowers best. Thank You for a chance to win this great giveaway.

  50. Dennis Lawrence says:

    Love the circus theme! Gotta’ go with the blue flowers.

  51. Denise Bryant says:

    Fun project with awesome details!
    Love the flowers … my favorite is violet!

  52. lynn says:

    just love the trunk, and the apricot pansies are adorable

  53. Kathleen says:

    I love the flowers, and the peachy ones are my favorite. Probably because I’m a redhead, and the peach colors look so good on me! haha!

  54. Jeanne Kelly says:

    My gosh, the apricot pansies are so sweet and springy_ love them!

  55. Dena Cottrell says:

    Both colors are stunning (including all the others in stock), but my favorite out of the two new ones is the royal blue. The apricot is very soft but the blue is so vibrant. I love both though. Thanks for the continued generosity of your giveaways.

  56. Cindy Fitch says:

    All the flowers are so “Blooming” pretty. The blue velvet Hydrangea petals are my favorite by far.

  57. cathrine bolin says:

    Ooooooo, tiny sugar skulls, love it!

  58. Helen says:

    Royal blue

  59. Alice H says:

    The velvety peach violets are my favorite. I love the fragile beauty of violets.

  60. Beth Williams says:

    I am ready to run away! The apricot flowers are delicious. I love all of this-Shanna’s talent blows me away.

  61. Lou Anne H. says:

    The tiny charms are fabulous. I love both colors of flowers but the apricot pansies are my favorites.

  62. Kay B says:

    Really love the apricot colored flowers.

  63. Karen says:

    I love this collection and my favorite color is the “peachy pink” flowers. (at least that is what they look like on my screen). Hope to hear from you this week!

  64. Jackie Neal says:

    How fun-the circus!!
    My favorite posie color…hmmmm…I think it would be the soft peachy one! But geesh, they are all beautiful!Thanks for the chance!

  65. Missy says:

    This collection is so beautiful ! My favorite flower is definitely the rich and vibrant color royal blue!

  66. Sylvia L. says:

    The circus projects are always fun…I like the peachy color the best, but they’re all pretty.

  67. Amanda Miller says:

    I love all the colors but I think the teal is my favorite.

  68. Carolyn says:

    Those apricot flowers are exquisite, so much so I had to chek out all the new posies and I am officially in love with them all.

    I adore all things circus and Shanna’s project is not exception!

  69. Lisa R. says:

    Beautiful flowers! Love the blue and peachy colors! Fingers crossed… Haven’t got lucky winning yet lol. Have a fabulous day!!!

  70. Jennifer J says:

    I love these trunk projects so much!! The ivory flowers are my favorite but it is a tough choice.

  71. Darlene says:

    teal ! that is the best colour !!

  72. I love the Apricot Flowers. Perfect for Spring in Indiana !!!

  73. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    Every color flower is great. I’ll pick a bouquet on my way to join up with the circus.

  74. Megan Warren says:

    Love this project the steamer trunks theme is great. Hard to pick a favorite color from the flowers, but I have to say apricot, it’s a nice blush sort of color.

  75. Jan Korzenaskie says:

    Love this theme!!

  76. Marilyn H says:

    I love the apricot colored flowers. So pretty.

  77. Luanne says:

    I like the peach color flowers, they look like begonias!

  78. Lisa Mills says:

    I like them all! Okay, I’ll just pick one. Humm… I will take the apricot. Thanks for having these giveaways. Lisa