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New Collage Sheets and a Video Tutorial!

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Reminder: Valentines & Romance Collage Sheets are ON SALE

ALL Valentines & Romance Collage Sheets are on sale for 50% off! The sale ends Wednesday night, January 25th! Extra time in case you’re a bit late getting starting on Valentine’s Day projects!

That includes the two shown at right: Bouguereau Cupid Collage Sheet and Victorian Sentiment Collage Sheet
Go see ’em allover 40 to choose from!

You may remember the wonderful Captain Nemo’s Organ Room project that Guest Designer Jessica Armstrong created a few months ago? See those wee little books all tossed about by the chaos of that tentacle coming through the porthole? Well, Jessica is back with new a collection of collage sheets for making such tiny books — and has provided a video tutorial (she shares tips that make churning out books so easy)!

And Jessica was so thoughtful to include a whole sheet of Brothers’ Grimm Book Covers, to coincide with our Snow White Kit this month!

Here’s a preview from Jessica’s Blog Post:

I’ve been a busy little bee working studiously away making teeny tiny 1″ little books! Lots of little covers to pick from, in various themes. And each one has a different thickness and is one inch high and can be made into an openable book.

There’s also a more plain set of books, which I really love because you can sneak them easily into so many scenes! I’ve snuck some fancier ones in there, too, though.

There’s 45 books per sheet, which gives you tons of books to work with.

And now you can learn how to use book cover sheets to make your own miniature openable books with this little tutorial!

Psst! There’s more than just (!) tiny books, too! See below for some tiny (and not so tiny) birds and bees… and some creepy labels to get a head start on Halloween!


Hooray for the The Crafty Goblin Collage Sheet Giveaway!

Yes! ALL NINE new collage sheets by Jessica! Not only covers to make tiny books, but birds, bees, labels…

Bonus: a couple more tiny book covers:
Victorian Tiny Little Books Collage Sheet (From Christmas standards like A Christmas Carol to classics like Little Red Riding Hood and particularly Victorian titles like Edward Lear's A Book of Nonsense.)
Little Library Collage Sheet (Adorably tiny book covers. Sized for the Set of Miniature Books but will also fit tiny tomes approx 7/8″ to 1″ tall. These covers include a little extra width on the front and back covers (to fold under as a book flap or to trim off). Also: includes titles for a library of Jane Austin, Potter-ish potions, or Grimms’ Fairy Tales.)

AND some tiny props from the Valentine’s Sale:
Tiny Little Valentines Collage Sheet (kitschy ’50s valentines, shopping bags, candy boxes… AND includes parts to make heart-shaped candy boxes, too!)

To enter The Crafty Goblin Collage Sheet 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, January 20, 2017)!

And tell me: Out of that flurry of collage sheets, which would you use first? Do you have a project in mind already?

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 Mirror Cracked Giveaway? That would be Jennie Ingram! (And I love her comment: “Oooh, I’d love to do something like a Lady of Shalott theme!”) Congratulations! Check your email for more info.

Posted by Leslie, January 19th, 2017

63 responses to “New Collage Sheets and a Video Tutorial!”

  1. Julie says:

    I am currently working on an old bookstore and would LOVE To use some of these techniques to make my own books!!

  2. Stacy Blow says:

    Oh, my darling girl Emma could use some new books for her library (she’s quite the reader!) so I would use the Brothers Grimm Books and Mystic Books Collage sheets first. And the Potion Ingredient Labels would come in very very handy for her apothecary too!

  3. Patti G says:

    So many uses for tiny books. I would love to make a bunch of them. I think the Harry Potter potions books would be the first to be used.

  4. Carla says:

    Have a library project in progress…..and need books for the shelves!

  5. Kim Lucak says:

    Love little books, how fun to make a mini library!!

  6. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    Definitely the Victorian Sheet. I’d start with the Alice, Adventures in Wonderland book. But I also really like the Potion/Apothecary sheet. Thanks.

  7. LeAnn says:

    I would love to make a mini apothecary using the spell pages collage sheet.

  8. barb macaskill says:

    I would use the Victorian Little Books sheet first to assemble a library room for my granddaughter’s doll house I made her for Christmas! She loves to read and asked me why her dolls didn’t have books to read so she would be so pleased if I made her some!
    macaskillbarbara @yahoo .com

  9. Kat Cashwell says:

    I love the shadow box bugs & bats and would make a dusty old office for the bug collector!!

  10. Anne says:

    I would use the potion ingredients first for my apothecary that I’m still working on from Halloween. At least I’m still working on it – I now say that I’m early for Halloween!

  11. kimberly howard says:

    all these are so wonderful! I love the idea for the heart boxes..but especially the Brothers Grim books along with various collage art to go with it..My idea is Story Time with Brothers Grimm for my grandson Henry..a shadow box that tells the stories in large format with embellishments along with these wonderful books for his imagination!
    Either way…I think it’s great these are being shared! 🙂

    dckimberly2005 at yahoo dot com

  12. Barb A says:

    The brothers grimm & victorian would be the first two…am working on a toy/book store so these would be great to fill the shelves.

  13. Amy says:

    love little books, love birds, but those will have to wait as I have tiny bottles and am in need of more labels.

  14. Ina Good says:

    I would use grimms fairy tales for a pocketletter on fairy tales this month

  15. Jaimie Sander says:

    These are so much fun! I am doing a Coffin shaped bookcase,I think the Harry Potter covers would be perfect! Thanks for the chance to win!

  16. Alice Zinn says:

    I am currently work on on a huge “Into the Woods” miniature scene with loads of different fairy tales and other fantasy stores depicted. I think it would be very cool to have a young girl with a pile of fairy tale books reading them and have this scene be her dreams or imaginings, much like Alice was at the beginning of Alice in Wonderland.

  17. I love the little books! I love to read and I love cool libraries. My next purchase, I’m going to supplies to make some sort of library using the book sheets. This is a great giveaway!

  18. Traci says:

    I love Halloween so of course I want the Spell pages I had already added it to my cart before seeing it was in the giveaway. I love miniature things and these books are so darn cute. I have a shadow box that I put them all in-got to add the spell books to my library. >^..^<

  19. Karen says:

    I would enjoy making a variety of books from literature to “how to” to accessorize some of my dolls.

  20. Jean Marshall says:

    I would make a necklace of little books to wear to my reading groups.

  21. Jen R says:

    Oh I’d use the Valentine day one first. Make some lovely little polymer clay choc to go in them.

  22. Oh how I would love to win this I don’t have any project in mind as yet but i know I will come up with something really quick Thanks for the chance to win

  23. Mindy Winchester says:

    There are NEVER enough books in my library, real life or mini! I would spend a snow day making them all!

  24. I would love to make a mini witches cottage using the spell pages collage sheet.

  25. Cheryl Lee says:

    Being an avid reader, I would definately use the book sheets first, I LOVE books! I have been collecting and making mini books for a while now, as there is a mini book store in my near future!

  26. Kim R says:

    I would make a Poe corner library using the books.

  27. Terry says:

    I’ve been thinking about teaching a Valentine candy box at our February club meeting and the little photo showing how to make a box from two hearts has convinced me to pull out my supplies and prep for a class! I’d like to use some of the valentine prints for the class.
    And of course books are always a good project to bring along to our mini club meetings!

  28. Abbee says:

    I’m working on The Frog Prince right now, I need the mini book, a birdcage Library and I would love to have all the tales

  29. Nancy Olsen says:

    The spell pages collage sheet, mystic books covers and potion labels for my crones work room.

  30. Jan K says:

    I would use the mystic books collage sheet first and start a bookcase for a school on spells… love potions and such!!

  31. Michelle says:

    I would use the sheet with the Alice in Wonderland.

  32. Since I am making a tiny witches’ study, I would definitely do the mystic books and Grimm’s Fairy Tales first!

  33. Lou Anne says:

    I’d start with making some tiny books to adorn my dollhouse as well as some for shadowboxes.

  34. Barb Striethorst says:

    I need bugs and bats for my garden!

  35. Barb j says:

    I am working on Halloween project and these bugs and bats will add to this project and I need the books too.

  36. Carol Feiner says:

    I would start with the tiny book covers, but I love them all!

  37. Marilyn Hughes says:

    I’d make a ton of books using The Brothers Grimm sheet then some spell books using the Spell Pages sheet. LOVE mini books!

  38. Debra Gergely says:

    Little library collage sheet is the first I would use.

  39. Rosemarie Grant says:

    I would use the Mystic and Plain old Books books as part of my Sherlock Holmes study. I,too, love books of all kinds, both mini and real life size. My hubby says we have no room in the house for another bookcase. Guess I will have to settle for a mini library the size of the London Reading room.

  40. Cherry Koontz says:

    I am working on an Alice necklace and would love to add a book to the other charms!

  41. M Brinkerhoff says:

    I’m pretty much in love with the tiny Valentine cards. I would use those first and then move into the tiny Grimm books for the twisted art doll librarian I’m working on.

  42. Janet T says:

    Books, books, books, I love them. I would love to make a mini library.

  43. Jean Marmo says:

    I worked for years in a bookstore so I would have to make books! SO very fun!

  44. Sandy Popa says:

    OMGosh but I love tiny books. Thank you so much for offering the giveaway. 🙂 Luck to all.

  45. Mary Mac says:

    The bird collage would make a beautiful Photo Journal.

  46. Kathy Bumb says:

    I would love to create a mini room library using all your delightful mini collage sheets. These are all so delightful. I would use all your mini collage sheets. They are so delightful, as are all your sheets.

  47. Karen Mallory says:

    Wonderful collage sheets. I would use the Valentine one first as Valentine’s is fast approaching. I love making mini scenes and a Valentine’s one would be so cute!

  48. Megan Warren says:

    I love these and would use them for art journaling, small scenes and for making props for a couple of my collections of small figures.

  49. Diane Smith says:

    The tiny books….absolutely love them.

  50. Daylan says:

    I would use the tiny books for my fairy tale tree. It’s hard to find small books! That will help a lot.

  51. Sandra Manring says:

    These little books would be perfect for a library I am planning to make for a fairy school room.

  52. Randi scholl says:

    I would make a tiny library in an altoid tin or some other box to give to my best friend for her birthday.

  53. Jo says:

    I would love to make a set of potions book for a miniature witch’s kitchen!

  54. Gretchen says:

    I love reading about every one’s ideas and projects
    I wish I could see them all and go to a mini’s club!
    I love making little polymer clay sweets so the Valentine boxes
    Would be added to the little tins and cookie labels I
    Already bought for a sweets shop. The little books look
    Terrific with small wool mice and other funny bendable
    Animals I have made as gifts.Thank you!

  55. Denise Bryant says:

    I use Potion Ingredient Labels first, for my Book of Spells!

  56. Ann Pierce says:

    I would make the tiny valentines first, decorating with glass glitter, no hole beads, and other tiny trim!!

  57. Judy Goodwin says:

    I love tiny and books are my best friends so I’d definitely use the books first.

  58. Diane Lewandowski says:

    Mystic books collage sheet would be my pick for a future Halloween project.

  59. Margaret D says:

    I don’t know! I would probably start with Grimm and the Victorian covers. I have wanted to make a book room or book and oddities shop ever since I saw Nichola Battilana room awhile ago. I have made some little books and though they aren’t hard they are time consuming. I think I would make the book store/ oddities shop. And it will take awhile to make all those books. These little covers are wonderful!

  60. Carol Slowik says:

    I would get started by making as many tiny books as possible to use whenever I needed them. So the answer would be ALL!

  61. Susan S says:

    Mini books! Yes, please. My mini witch’s apothecary is begging for books and bottles. I just love all of the mini venues.

  62. Nancy E says:

    I’m just loving all the mini books! What fun!

  63. Kimberly says:

    Ive been making boho necklaces, and these little books would be great charms to hang on them!