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FLASH SALE on chipboard (and a cookie cart with poetry?)

Filed under Art Projects, Giveaways, Newsletters, Rhonda Secrist Thomas, Sale, Shannon Cooper

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 Shannon’s and Rhonda’s projects that are still available on the new site.

TWO BIG announcements before the new items and witty artwork: not only is the Scrapbook Paper sale that started on Thursday continuing, but there’s a new ONE DAY FLASH SALE!

ALL of the Scrapbook Paper (single sheets) are on sale at 50% off! (And the sale also includes the papers in the Time To Flourish Collection section.) 200 designs! Grab ’em quick cuz a lot of these will be gone once the current stock sells out! Note: the sale ends TOMORROW NIGHT, Monday, April 25th.

NEW! 25% off Sale on ALL Die-Cut Chipboard TODAY ONLY (SUNDAY, April 24th)! Woohoo! That includes flat shapes and little shrine kits.. and that cute new Flower Cart Wheelbarrow in Design Team Member Shannon Cooper’s artwork

What? Shannon is a talanted artist and a poet, too? The Fox, The Crow And The Cookie is a fun little scene, with a rewriting of one of Aesop’s Fables!

Shannon started with the NEW Flower Cart Wheelbarrow… perfect for a fairy garden, filled with potted flowers. But, check out Shannon’s adorable artwork, instead using the wheelbarrow for a pastry cart!

I was so excited to get this 1:12 scale miniature wheelbarrow from Alpha Stamps! There are umpteen possibilities for it — flower cart, gardening wheelbarrow, a wheelbarrow full of puppies, peddler’s cart, or even use it as a base for an even tinier themed scene inside… oh, I have to get another one. Or three.

The idea for a cookie cart came quick because I had wanted to do a project based off a kooky song titled The Fox, The Crow and the Cookie for a long time and having the cart made it an easy decision. It was fortunate to find Alpha Stamps had  Aesop’s Fables Foxes and Birds and Crows collage sheets, as well as pages of miniature sweeties to stuff in the cart!

An excerpt from the song:

Through mostly vacant streets a Baker from the outskirts of his town
earned his living peddling sweets from a ragged cart he dragged around.
The clever Fox crept close behind, kept an ever watchful eye
for a chance to steal a Ginger spice cake or a Boysenberry pie.

The Fox, The Crow And The Cookie Supply List and more info (including the rest of her poem!) in Shannon’s blog post.

Wrapping up the artwork in today’s newsletter is an imaginative wall hanging from Design Team Member Rhonda Secrist Thomas, Blue Bird, Blue Bird.

I love the use of the antique spoon to hold the birds and nest, with the added holes for hanging dangly chains with charms, and for hanging the piece itself. And the rhinestone bling really changes the look of the 2″ birdcage (from the current month’s kit) and 3″ birdcage.

(Psst! Both of those birdcages (and the chipboard set with that nest nesting in the spoon) are included in today’s FLASH SALE!)

Blue Bird, Blue Bird Supply List and more info in Rhonda’s blog post.



Hooray for the Cookies, Chipboard and a Cart Giveaway!

I picked out a mix of items that are new or used in today’s featured artwork (or both) to make this Giveaway:
– Flower Cart Wheelbarrow
– Mini Silicone Mold – Cookie or Biscuit with Filling
– Wooden Tea Tray
– Tiny Cookies – Set of 12
– Aesop’s Fables – Foxes & Birds Collage Sheet
– Lamp Post with Light
– Square Shrine – Gatefold
– Square Shrine Windows Collage Sheet
– Mini Birds & Nests Shape Set

To enter the Cookies, Chipboard and a Cart 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, MONDAY NIGHT, April 25, 2016). Where has this month gone?

AND to enter the drawing, please tell me: What will you make with these goodies (one or more projects)?

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!

Before I forget: who won Thursday’s Birds, Book Box & Frames Giveaway? That would be Angelic! Congratulations! Check your email for more info.

Posted by Leslie, April 24th, 2016

48 responses to “FLASH SALE on chipboard (and a cookie cart with poetry?)”

  1. Carla says:

    The cart is so cute! Perfect addition to the flower cart.. I’ m seeing a whole peddler’s village!

  2. marykay chisum says:

    I am currently working on a project that this would make an adorable addition to!

  3. Kim Lucak says:

    I love the bakery cart, really anything miniature is adorable!!! Many possibilities 🙂

  4. Jen C says:

    Hmmm, I’m thinking something with the fox pushing the cart filled with seed cakes and treats for the birds. Sneaky fox!

  5. Rose says:

    This is adorable! I would probably stick close to the project shown here, as I simply LOVE it!

  6. Cg says:

    I’d have to stuff this with straw and make it a Halloween hay ride for ghouls and boys.

  7. NGB48 says:

    I love this project..perfect for spring!

  8. Just adorable. I’d make the store scene, but fill the cart with flowers.

  9. Maggie M says:

    Cookies and chipboard! Be still my heart. I would love to create a fairy peddler cart and that adorable spoon display with the birds and nest. Love this giveaway!!

  10. Laura callies says:

    I see fresh baked goods being sold in a scene set in France with a little critters to help eat the snacks.

  11. Ann Pierce says:

    I have so many gifts needed soon that they would go into a variety of handcrafted treasures!

  12. M. C. Sparks says:

    That bread cart is too stinking cute! Gotta make one!

  13. Denise Bryant says:

    Love that fun bakery cart! I’d make one of those and the use the other things on cards and ATCs!

  14. Nadine says:

    I would make a garden cart but love it just as it is!

  15. barb macaskill says:

    The cart would be perfect for my micro mini scene I am working on right now! The Gnomes need a cart to move their stones, sticks and other materials from the woods to their homes!
    I am loving all of the little lights too!!! Especially the garden path lights! So cute!!! TFS!

  16. Barb A says:

    I can see the cart with nesting straw & filled with chick’s & chickens. Would use the gatefold shrine as a country backdrop for the cart.

  17. jean marmo says:

    This would be perfect for my daughter in law who is a baker! It would look so cute in her kitchen!!

  18. Helen says:

    Great giveaway! I can use the lamp in my fairy garden that I have inside an altered birdcage. I’m thinking the garden cart could hold an assortment of potions and spell books in a Halloween display.

  19. DianeD says:

    Awesome Giveaway! I would do a French Bakery Window display. Lovely french macroons, chocolate croissants, brioch etc. the list could go on and on.

  20. Jen R says:

    I think I might make 3 different projects. The gatefold shrine possibly with a mermaid piece I have “swimming” around in my head, the cart and barrow would be used in some of my miniature work and that silicon mold, I ADORE!! Thank you for entering me

  21. Joanne Root says:

    The gardening goodies certainly would add a nice dimension to my flower shop and potting shed.

  22. Traci says:

    Great project ideas today love them both-I would make a flower cart. I can image all the beautiful colors of flowers I could use. >^..^<

  23. Barb Striethorst says:

    The cart is exactly the same as the RL one my hubby turned into a ‘bar cart’ for use at the lake! I would make a mini version!!

  24. Lana says:

    I’d be up all night, making little biscuits!!!!

  25. Catharine says:

    I’ll make teeny cookies with my grandbabes and we’ll eat them all up…FAST…Then we’ll make more. Thank you for the fun.

  26. Mary Helene says:

    I would love to make a pie cart. The miniatures look good enough to eat.

  27. Jennie says:

    Perhaps a spooky version of a pie cart. Perhaps one owned by Mrs. Lovett?

  28. Beverly Weitzel says:

    Love the pie cart. Would be a great addition to my miniature collection.

  29. Karen Mallory says:

    Fabulous giveaway! I think I might make a Halloween food cart to add to my haunted Village/ Paint the cookies black and add red stickles in the middle! LOL

  30. Rosemarie Grant says:

    I would turn this into a ice cream cart for all the wood folk. The fairies could come by too.

  31. Laura says:

    I would definitely make many projects from this! There are so many options that the fun will keep me creating!

  32. Alma Casiano says:

    the possibilities are endless ! many projects seem to be the best idea for all these goodies ! so that’s what I’d like to do…if I win… thanks

  33. Sandra Manring says:

    I love that you are stocking more and more things that can be used in miniature scenes….keep them coming.

  34. Lori D. says:

    Oh I love this giveaway! I would make a ton of sweets and have a whole market complete with bakery, flowers, and fruit stands! Thank you for the opportunity to win. I’m definitely keeping my fingers crossed!

  35. Laural says:

    so many possibilities..I love the idea of following a story or song

  36. Diana bittaker says:

    I love, love the cart! Maybe fill it with puppies for sale!

  37. Marilyn H says:

    First, let me say that both projects are stunning.

    I would probably try and replicated the bread/cookie cart to some extent, just to see if I could. I would also like to make a flower cart using the wheelbarrow.

  38. Kimberly Barcello says:

    how ’bout a flower cart for a tiny, garden gnome

  39. Luanne Shoup says:

    Love the birds and bird houses!

  40. Margaret says:

    What a neat give away! I love the pastry cart and the hungry Fox lol! And all those little cookies and cakes are just adorable! I have a Christmas shadow box in mind that will be Narnia scene and the lamp post I need!I would definitely make that pastry cart though. I love the Aesop’s Fables paper and would probably do something similar although I do have forest back drops so I don’t know. The bird houses would go in my collection of bird related things that am busy turning into cards and ATCs. I love this so much!

  41. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    I’d better get busy baking things for that darling little cart.

  42. Joan says:

    I think I would have to make a pastry cart, so cute.

  43. Nancy E says:

    Love the darling little cart. So many possibilities!

  44. Leanna Alverson says:

    I’m not sure what I’d make – maybe 2 or 3 things! These miniatures are so cute!

  45. Cheryl Lee says:

    This is a great giveaway! I would use some of the items to add to my mini bakery, and some for the Fairy Garden! You ladies are awesome!

  46. Eve Watters says:

    A little birdie shrine-
    I’ll make one and feel just fine!

  47. Evelyn Reyes says:

    Hi, would def. add flowers, little flower pots,
    little birds, leaves, etc. etc.

  48. Denise says:

    I’d make it a cottage setting with gnomes and bunnies, and fill the cart with flowers!