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Provence French Country Kits!

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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 Caroline’s project that are still available on the new site.

There is so much to cover today — I’ll do my best to organize it into small, bite-sized morsels. So here’s the short list of what’s below.
– TWO Provence Kits (and related new collage sheets & papers)
The Tea Princess’s Crown by Caroline Ouzts-Hay
– Provence Kits Giveaway
– Finally, the Ghostmore Manor Gift Sheet (shown at left) announced in last Thursday’s newsletter is still on offer! FREE for all orders, regardless of order size! And did you see Laura Carson’s amazing Ghostmore Manor that inspired this gift sheet? More info

Provence French Country Kit

Maybe it’s a change in the weather, but I’ve decided to move on to a Fall theme early. Otherwise with the November kit having a Christmas theme, there will be no time for Fall (hint, hint).

However, it’s not really a Fall paper that’s inspired me, but a vintage French country group (Provence), which can go lots of directions, including toasty warm kitchens/cooking or a tea party or gardening.

I like the rust/tan/teal/golden yellow palette… which looks like Fall without being filled with leaves or pumpkins.

Starting with 3 tea-inspired collage sheets:
New Sweet Tea Collage Sheet
New Ladies Tea Collage Sheet
Tea #2 Collage Sheet

More info is on the Provence French Country Kit page.

 Highlights from the Provence French Country Kit – ALL On Sale!  View All New Items

Tea #2 Collage Sheet

Provence Seam Binding Set
Provence Seam Binding Set

Wood Teapot Cut-Outs*
Wood Teapot Cut-Outs*

Ladies Tea Collage Sheet
Ladies Tea Collage Sheet


The Tea Princess’s Crown by Caroline Ouzts-Hay

Is that not the sweetest crown you’ve ever seen? I love that this month’s kit is so versatile — it has images from tea parties, tea cups (and teapots and silverware), French provincial wallpapers (and roosters), florals… and both ladies and children drinking tea.

And Caroline created this precious lace and ribbon-flower Tea Princess’s Crown! Beside showing how to stiffen the (gorgeous!) new 2-3/4 Inch Wide Ivory Venice Lace to make the crown, she has also provided a video tutorial on making ribbon leaves! She even shows how different widths of ribbon will make different sizes leaves (see that chart at right as an example).

Caroline also used a couple pieces from the new Large Bronze Fancy Filigree Set to embellish her crown (I love this new filigree set!)

Plus, in the center of the crown (close-up on right side of photo above) is that adorable child from the Sweet Tea Collage Sheet (mounted on a chipboard tea cup — how appropriate — from the Teaparty Chipboard Die-Cut Set; and that chipboard set is also in the October Add-On Kit).

Here’s the full supply list.

Quoting Caroline: “steep a bag, don your finest attire, pull out all the bling, and sit back and relax while you check out The Tea Princess’s Crown“.

Provence French Country Add-On Kit

As the Design Team often receives a wider group of products to play with around the monthly themes, I’ve gathered together some of what they received (beyond what’s in the regular Provence French Country Kit) and I’ve put together this Provence French Country Add-On Kit.

This kit contains 3 New collage sheets:
French Wallpaper. So cute! Small enough for 1:12 scale dollhouse projects. The wallpapers and borders also fit the width of the House Shrine Box Kit (or other little shadowboxes 4″ wide).
– Roosters. So very French! A mix of vintage cigarette card images, sized from a tiny 1:12 scale calendar to ATCs.
Cabinet Card Girls with Dolls Collage Sheet. Sweet! By request: some larger images of little girls. Also includes a few photos of tea parties.

More info is on the Provence French Country Add-On Kit page.

Hooray for the Two Provence Kits Giveaway!

No surprise here! Today’s Giveaway includes BOTH KITS announced today:
Provence French Country Kit
Provence French Country Add-On Kit

To enter the Two Provence Kits Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, Monday Night, October 5, 2015. AND tell me either (or both): Are you inspired to make a Princess Tea Crown? What Autumn project would you like to make with the new kits? (Perhaps something warm and cozy by the fire? I suppose that could be the subject of the art or you while making it!)

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 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 Ghostmore Manor Giveaway? That would be Orlie Severson!

(And she replied to my question “Of all the lovely details in Laura’s Ghostmore Manor project, which part inspires you the most (which part would you like to try)? And bonus: are you entering Laura’s contest?”:

It is just like a little town by it’s self. Who needs anything else. Love all the ideas and time it takes to make.)

Posted by Leslie, October 4th, 2015

54 responses to “Provence French Country Kits!”

  1. Gilda says:

    I definitely would make a crown. I think I might try a collage on canvas using the teapot and cups and other beautiful items in the kits. Love the giveaway. Thanks for a chance to win.

  2. Myrn Halweg says:

    This crown is adorable and I love the ribbon and dimensionality! But there should also be one designed for men who drink tea too 😉 My husband and I have a lovely routine of having tea together mid-afternoon all winter long.

  3. M. C. Sparks says:

    I would love to do a warm bonfire and leaf theme tableau!

  4. Barb J says:

    I love the crown, a definite make!! I would like a nice fall theme with a fireplace and leaves turning colors.

  5. Jenny Stockton says:

    LOVE this giveaway! Thank you!

  6. teri steele says:

    Funny, my best friend was just asking me to help her make a crown. I will definitely use some of these ideas. But what happened to Halloween? Im not done yet!! Please have more goodies up your sleeve!

  7. Kristie N says:

    What a fabulous Giveaway. I love the Cabinet Card Girls, and the french wallpaper college sheet. The crown is gorgeous. Gosh so many possibilities!!

  8. Emily Ann says:

    Love all the little tea things and the colors are wonderful!

  9. KIM says:

    What a wonderful crown kit.
    My granddaughter’s birthday is soon .
    Giving her a child’s table and chairs .
    Of course she’ll need a tea set also.
    The tea princess crown would be a prefect birthday party centerpiece. Grandma might snatch the crown for herself after the party, when no one is looking. 🙂

  10. Karen says:

    As usual, a fantastic giveaway. I especially like all the little ribbon roses and other flowers. For upcoming fall projects, my favorite season is fall and just about anything with a fall theme would be wonderful. I especially love the leaves, acorns and pine cones “involved” in the projects.

  11. Jen R says:

    Oh yes I am inspired! Wouldn’t this make a great center piece at my next tea party?

  12. radfen says:

    The warmth of tea in Provence on an Autumn day – how lovely!

  13. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    My tea cup and saucer are ready and waiting.

  14. barbara macaskill says:

    I am definitely inspired to make not one or two but at least 5 of these crowns! I want to make one for my niece and grandniece, granddaughter, a dear friend and of course, myself! What a fabulous kit this month!! The Provence kit is filled with the colors I love and those papers and collage sheets are divine!! Fingers crossed that it might be my lucky week!!!

  15. Kim Lucak says:

    Absolutely love these!!! Perfect for a mother and daughter tea party with friends 🙂

  16. Michelle B. says:

    You have turned on my creative juices with this give away!
    I would make a cigar box project with a paper doll sitting in
    the stacked chipboard teacups, surrounded by 3-d French
    Quarter cutouts and the French Wallpaper as a background.
    From the Noteworthy packet, I would fashion an accordion
    pullout and add images from the Tea Collage sheets. This
    give away is truly magnifique! Would love to win it!

  17. Ann Cruzen says:

    Beautiful project and yes, most definatey would make the crown!

  18. Melanie says:

    I would love to make a princess tea crown as a table centerpiece and perhaps place a vase of roses in the middle. The French Country colors in the Provence kit are prefect for my kitchen & dining room which has blue Souleiado wallpaper in the Caroline pattern. Thanks for the chance to win such a great prize kit!

  19. Lori D. says:

    When I first saw the picture of the fabulous crown, I thought that the lace was layers of plastic skeletons. (Maybe vintage cupcake picks?) I thought, “How cool!” Then, my eyes focused and I realized that it was beautiful lace. I’m now inspired to make a number of them, all different, and have a Halloween Tea Party! Thank you!

  20. Francine perri says:

    I would love to make this crown and sit by the fire while I craft some more!!!

  21. Tammy Lemon says:

    Love all your products

  22. Margaret says:

    Oh Yes to the crown!! It would look lovely on my shelf with my tea pots and cups 🙂 Or maybe I would wear it while I had a cuppa lol. I absolutely love the kit give a ways. I would love to do trays and place cards with some of these lovely bits and pieces. Something for guests to take home with them after tea. There is so much here the ideas are endless!

  23. Jackie Barth says:

    I love this!!! I would use it for my Granddaughters bridal shower. Hope I win!

  24. Luanne N. says:

    Funny this is the theme. I just started a French series on my gift cards. I am laid up from surgery last week, so I have lost of time to work on new materials!

  25. jean marmo says:

    Love the french country and tea theme! Perfect for my mom and sisters!

  26. Miss Iowa says:

    I love the French Provence theme. I would make something to sit on the antique buffet in our kitchen. The colors would work great with our decor and I could even use it at other times of the year.

  27. Karen Mallory says:

    Such lovely images in the French Provence theme! I would definitely make the crown. I have two granddaughters who would love them!!

  28. MaggieM says:

    Tre’ Bon! I love French Provence! I would love to use the papers to decorate the rooms in my doll house (yes, I’m old and yes, I have a doll house!). I keep entering these giveaways hoping I might actually win one day 🙂 Gotta get that beautiful lace:)

  29. Sunny says:

    The crown is SO imaginative. Where do you get these ideas! You could take a bent paperclip and figure out something beautiful to make with it! My autumn project would be a tea party. If it doesn’t sound that interesting, but it’s because it’s C-O-L-D where I live, and I need something hot!

  30. Sokat says:

    Yes, to the princess Tea crown. Not just for the possible dress up chances for little people and make believe, but a wonderful look for the base of an inexpensive, recycled flower base.

  31. Kristie says:

    Love, love the French theme of this giveaway. I’d love to make a tea scene in the shrine house.

  32. Rosemary Woodruff says:

    these kits are wonderful……but the add on kit for me….Love roosters and tea pots…….for sure!

  33. Nancy Penir says:

    Simply D-Vine, all of it! Loved everything I saw. You have the most amazing minis. Always look to you for my goodies, whether it’s card making or fairy houses. Would love to win this, thank you for the chance!

  34. Julie F. says:

    These kits are just beautiful, ad no I would not attempt to make the crown, but would love all the other items for beautiful tea time cards with friends. I love your little tea pot border die!

  35. Lana says:

    simply gorgeous…I could not find the giveaway for Carolyn…wish I could.

  36. Beth says:

    I think I’d go for a lace-trimmed tea party diorama. I really love the French country theme, perfect for fall!

  37. Kay W says:

    I would go for the French country tea party.

  38. Heather says:

    I think I would make a lovely French Provencal tea party shadowbox. Love these papers!

  39. orianna says:

    I would make warm and detailed cards to send to dear friends .

  40. JackieP Neal says:

    Having chickens on our farmette here, I would probably make something including the roosters- maybe an Autumn themes rooster crown- how fun would that be!

  41. Brenda lubrant says:

    I would make a crown and, of course, it would be for my Lille princes granddaughter.

  42. Mary Helene says:

    I am not sure if I would make the crown but the kits would make wonderful Photo Journals.

  43. Love, Love French Country, I am a Chicken, Rooster fanatic ! There is so much you can do with this kit, I love it, This is totally my thing ! keeping my fingers crossed girlfriend !

  44. Judith S says:

    I love everything French and since I’m more of a scrapbooker than a stamper, I’m really eyeing that teapot/teacup border die to make some really beautiful edges to my pages. Also, I really love that cute little flat iron “Merci” stamp. I could do a lot of different things with that on pages and cards.

  45. Love this set. Would love to make a crown. I also love the mood of the graphics – would make a lovely way to capture the family mood of Thanksgiving.

  46. Eve Watters says:

    I think I’d like to make a lovely little tea party tableau with these gorgeous goodies!

  47. Nancy S says:

    I would definitely make a crown for each person at my tea party. It would be the absolutely perfect party favor….

  48. Leanna says:

    Love the crown and am definitely inspired by a tea party theme. I used to collect teapots so that’s a definite for me!

  49. Diana Bittaker says:

    Beautiful!- love the crown – will definitely be making a few of those for the craft show I’m going to be in!

  50. cathy smith says:

    I would make a crown – and a tea set…

  51. Ina Good says:

    I am inspired to make a crown and have a tea party I would also include alice in wonderland w tea set and party and of course I would be the mad hatter

  52. jennifer says:

    I would love to make some wall decor (mixed media) with a tea theme. I don’t drink coffee, but love tea!

  53. Marilyn H says:

    I’d love to do something with teapot,cups, and ribbon.

  54. Dawn says:

    Love the giveaway. I would have to make a crown!