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Fun Time Shrine, 1:12 Toys on Sale plus FREE Gift Kit

Filed under Art Projects, Collage Sheets, Collector's Room Kit, Giveaways, Kristin Batsel, Miniatures, Newsletters, Sale

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

New FREE GIFT with All Orders through Monday, May 15th!

Games People Played FREE Gift Kit including the fun new Games People Played Collage Sheet!

AND 2 of the Narrow Blank Matchboxes (so you can make some dollhouse scale game boxes of your own)!

More info

Related Sales! The Children Collage Sheets are on sale for 50% off!

AND the 1:12 Dollhouse Toys and Holiday Decor sections (both of which include lots of miniature toys… and Halloween and Christmas) are on sale for 25% off!

The sales are through MONDAY night, too!

I always love the vintage toys the Design Team Member Kristin Batsel uses when making artwork (or that I’ve seen glimpses of from photos of her house). Lucky for me (and you), Kristin let me raid her stash of vintage tin toys (and circus toys!) to make some new collage sheets.

I’m not much of a collector, but I do love toys, especially vintage toys. When I mentioned that to Leslie, she said she would make a collage sheet with some of my favorite toys on it if I’d supply her with photos. Heck yeah!

Bonus, she ended up making two collage sheets: one, some general toys, and two: circus themed toys. She even added a few fun toys that I now wish I owned, like the Happy Hooligan tin toy, which you can see in oval frame in the upper right corner of the photo (and close up at right). Here’s what I made with those collage sheets, plus some fun dollhouse sized frames and a wooden crate. I like to think the little (blue) boy is visiting a toy museum, filled with toys I love. These toys are so fun, they are practically bursting out of their frames!

Check out Kristin’s blog post for more info and photos. And scroll down to enter the Giveaway drawing and you could win everything in Kristin’s supply list!

Hooray for the Fun Time Shadowbox Giveaway!

Yes, I said it! EVERYTHING in Kristin’s Fun Time Framed Shadowbox Supply List is included in today’s Giveaway!

I’m only highlighting 4 of the 11 spiffy items in the supply list/Giveaway via the photos:
Architextures 8×8 Paper Pad
Small Frame Shadowbox
Mini Wooden Toys – Set of 6 (and this set is 25% off as part of the 1:12 Dollhouse Toys sale!)
– Mini Wooden Crate – Unfinished (I love all the mixed frames and boxes Kristin used to frame her toys)

Just click on this Supply List link for photos and links to everything in Kristin’s artwork, which is also all of the Giveaway items!

And I’m also including one of the Games People Played FREE Gift Kits!

To enter the Fun Time Shadowbox 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 12, 2017)!

And tell me: What’s your favorite toy in the new collage sheets? OR: what miniature toy do you wish I could find for the site?

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 The Collector’s Room Box Giveaway? That would be M. C. Sparks! Congratulations! Check your email for more info.

Posted by Leslie, May 11th, 2017

37 responses to “Fun Time Shrine, 1:12 Toys on Sale plus FREE Gift Kit”

  1. Catharine says:

    My favorite toy is the tiny set of stacking blocks! I would make a tribute box to ME with this give-away!

  2. Barb A says:

    My favorite toy as a kid was my little red telephone. I called all my imaginary friends on it,

  3. Kimberly says:

    Elephants on wheels!

  4. Traci says:

    I too love vintage toys especially games. I like everything from card games to board games. The older the better. It is fun to see how games progressed over the years. >^..^<

  5. Kat Cashwell says:

    I just love all the new miniature stuff!! I really like the vintage circus toys!

  6. Lisa says:

    Hi! I am brand new to this website! I was referred to this by my Pinterest!! This is s great site!! Looking for colored lover eyes

  7. Kim R says:

    Ooh so fun! I’m still a kid at to play with toys.
    I wished you had etch-a-sketch type toys..always was my fav
    Such a fun project!

  8. Randi says:

    Happy Hooligan and the deep sea diver are the best. There are so many fun things I could make with that sheet. Circus toys need to be there too. Wow, just wow.

  9. Michelle G. says:

    I like the circus toys best.

  10. Lou Anne says:

    I love the little ironing board-reminds me of one I had as a kid. And the red phone is adorable.

  11. K Toews says:

    Mouse Trap was my favorite game!

  12. Lynn says:

    I like the red phone but I’m looking for a little red wagon!

  13. Diana bittaker says:

    These toys take me back to my childhood- esp the metal phones- had one just like one that is pictured! Want to do a mini child’s toy box with all of the pictures and some of your mini toys!!

  14. Jean Marmo says:

    Loving the new Architextures! Those toys are dating med!

  15. Emily N. says:

    Love all the toys. I’d like to see more miniature games

  16. I love these the metal tool box is my favorite

  17. Barb macaskill says:

    I would love to see a 1:12 scale Rock ’em, Sock ‘me Robots toy in the store! It was a game my brother and I spent many hours playing as kids and I would love one in my granddaughter’s doll house I am making for her!
    Awesome giveaway! Fingers crossed ! TFS!

  18. Lori says:

    I love these collage sheets! My favorite toy on it would be the rainbow donut shapes that are stacked. I also love the dolls and the red phones! Thank you for the opportunity to win. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  19. Megan Warren says:

    my favorite toy is the elephant, all of them. Toys I wish you could find, old fisher price from the 70’s and Little People from when they were still wood.

  20. LeAnn says:

    More vintage toys/games would be great.

  21. Judy Goodwin says:

    I love the elephants on wheels on the circus sheet but the ironing board reminds me of the one I have which belonged to my Mom.

  22. Marilyn Ray says:

    Gotta love the little yellow bird. I had one like it.

  23. Jen R says:

    I love all the tiny toys. A little rocking horse would be so much fun.

  24. Carla says:

    Love all the new toys!

  25. Phoebe Diamond says:

    I love the rolling elephants.

  26. Janet T says:

    So cute! I love the little mini baby dolls.

  27. Jo says:

    I love the monkey!

  28. Mary Mac says:

    Would love to dress up the showdown box as a vintage toy store window.

  29. Nadine says:

    My daughter had a shapes box that you put plastic shapes in that she played with constantly.

  30. Denise Bryant says:

    I loved the play phones! We had a set when I was a kid. One was in my room and the other was in my sister’s room. One night my Dad called me from the one in my sister’s room and pretended to be a witch… scared the heck out of me!

  31. Nancy E says:

    Just love all the vintage toys. It would make a great birthday gift!

  32. Carol Slowik says:

    I love evrything but if I had to choose one, it would be the deep sea diver!

  33. Jan K says:

    I love the little bunnies and the stacking doughnut toy! This is such a great giveaway! Thanks. 😊

  34. Rebecca says:

    I love the little scottie dog! so cute! Thank You!

  35. Karen says:

    Love all the little little toys! I always like dolls as a child.

  36. LizD says:

    I like the little stackable doughnuts. My grandkids love to play with these when they come over. I still have a set from when my kids were little. Little rocking horse or stick horse would be cool.

  37. Roe says:

    Popeye in the spinach can is a favorite of mine