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New Tim Holtz Halloween, Spiral Staircase & Scrapbook Paper Sale

Filed under Back in Stock, Giveaways, Guest Designers, Mermaid Paper Doll Kit, Sale, Steamtown House, Tim Holtz

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

Scrapbook Paper Sale! Wow! ALL 12″ x 12″ Scrapbook Paper is on sale for 50% off!

Over 200 to choose from (including the Christmastime Peppermint Scrapbook Paper at left)!

See below for some Halloween & Autumn highlights from the sale!

View Most Here & More in the Christmas Paper Section.

The sale ends Saturday night, August 5th!

Wow (again)! I love this Spiral Staircase Design Team Member Laura Carson
made from the new Spiral Staircase Kit (and the color palette is so pretty… reminds me of Autumn, which I hope arrives soon as I’m tired of 100 degree heat)!

A worthy addition to Laura’s 2-Story Room Box (and I can’t wait to see how the top floor is decorated in future posts).

From Laura’s blog post:

The staircase starts inside the first floor and spirals up to the front of the second. The staircase design is versatile and can be used outside of the house (as in this example) or inside the house by cutting an opening in the ceiling. For this project, I chose to located the staircase on the outside so that I would have more room for furniture.

There are so many things you can do to add railing. In this example I’ve used wooden table legs as the spindles and cut pieces of wood chair railing as connectors.

You’ll notice 3 more additions to the house on the same blog post: balcony steps, a lighted chandelier, and a spy scope. There’s a small preview of the chandelier at left (and it’s a beauty)! Laura constructed it with Mini String of Fairy Lights and (a zillion) 1 Inch Glass Bugle Beads or Dollhouse Straws, but is much easier to put together than it might look (and Laura has provided a video tutorial to walk you through the process).

Read more on Laura’s blog post. Curious about some item you see in Laura’s creation(s)? Check out her supply list! And don’t forget to enter the Giveaway to win lots of the supplies used!

More Steampunk: Guest Designer Francine Perri

Take a trip with me under the sea, to swim down with mermaids and find treasures to explore! The Alpha Stamps Guest Designer for August, Francine Perri, started with the Simple 7 Inch x 8.5 Inch Shadowbox as the base for her underwater wonderland.

Using the Articulated Mermaid Doll and the smaller mermaid in the Paper Doll Kit as the focal points, Francine surrounded them with Steampunk Gears (large and small), glittering rhinestones, and pearls. Around the outer edges of the shadowbox is a border made of a mix of Chipboard Gears and the Under the Sea Border, with Etched Chipboard Seashells colored like pearls across the bottom.

NEW FREE Gift Kit!

Halloween Banner Starter Kit (3 random shapes from these 6 options)!

Black chipboard Halloween shapes in a good size… space to decorate and large enough for making a banner! Or you could make tags or ornaments… here are some art ideas from a past swap using these shapes.

You’ll receive THREE of the six shapes shown in the photo at left. Random pick which of these you’ll receive: Raven, Scaredy Cat, Skull, Pumpkin, Moon, Bat (shown at right).

Free for ALL orders — through Monday night, August 7th!
Need more shapes? All of the shapes are on sale at 50% off!

Hooray for the From Steampunk to Halloween Giveaway!

I’ve picked out some items from everything shown in today’s newsletter, for an eclectic mix!

From the items that Laura used in her project (click here to see photos of her entire supply list, but only the ones listed below are in the Giveaway):
Spiral Staircase Kit
Symmetrical Bronze Flourish
1 Inch Glass Bugle Beads or Dollhouse Straws

From the new items:
3D Silver Bird Skull Pendant
Tim Holtz Halloween Ephemera Pack

From the sale Halloween scrapbook papers:
all FOUR of these sheets from the Wonderfully Wicked Collection!

To enter the Steampunk to Halloween 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, August 4, 2017)!

And tell me: What will you make from your Spiral Staircase Kit? You could make a few things… if you make a shorter staircase you could make a fan or some shelving with the leftover fretwork steps.

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 Wednesday’s Child is Full of Woe Giveaway? Christine Mikkola! Congratulations! Check your email for more info.

Posted by Leslie, August 3rd, 2017

52 responses to “New Tim Holtz Halloween, Spiral Staircase & Scrapbook Paper Sale”

  1. Barb A says:

    What a fabulous staircase and goodies in this giveaway….have a Halloween house that it would look great in!

  2. Barb macaskill says:

    These stairs have me quivering with delight! I can’t imagine how exciting it would be to actually have them in my hands making them beautiful! *******SWOONING with joy!
    Love what Laura did with hers! TFS!

  3. Anne says:

    I would add a second story to my witch’s house. Maybe make the top floor her potion palace.

  4. Laural says:

    I have no idea at this moment but I know I would come up with something immediately If I won! thank you Laura for all of your inspiration

  5. Kim R says:

    Wow! These stairs are so cool! So many possibilities. I can vision a secret stairwell in a mad scientist lab

  6. Kat Cashwell says:

    This is perfect for my haunted house!


    my spiral staircase would lead to a secret potions room!

  8. Jennie Ingram says:

    I think I’d do a shadowbox of some sort, all dark and creepy for Halloween!

  9. Cynthia Legowik says:

    Oh my goodness these stairs are the perfect addition to the SVG and die cut Halloween Village I am building including the Ghostmore Manor Kit!!! I am working on my 7th haunted piece now. I will use the stairs to complete one of the multi-story haunted houses I am building to lead up into a spooky tower. I have to recreate that beautiful chandelier Helena created as well for it.

  10. Emily N. says:

    I’d use the stairs in a halloween house.

  11. I never knew how much I needed that staircase! I love it

  12. Traci says:

    WOW!!! I love the stairs-I would use them going down into the dungeon where a secret room is hidden. Love Laura’s take. She did a awesome job painting them-they look so real. >^..^<

  13. Marykay chisum says:

    Stairs to the attic!!

  14. Luanne Shoup says:

    Would like to have the staircase in my house!

  15. Jo says:

    I would love to add this to my Halloween miniature house! It has two stories so it would be perfect! I would try to add little bones to hold the railing – make it spookier!

  16. Cathy says:

    What a wonderful staircase…so many possibilities!

  17. Vera Collier says:

    I could see the as a library stairs to access books on a two level room box.

  18. Michelle says:

    Not sure what I would make with that staircase…might have to make something that the staircase is the center of…it is wonderful!

  19. Catharine McCammon says:

    I’ll have to make a “Widow’s Walk” to the top of my little lighthouse, so my widow can gaze out upon the open sea longing for her long-lost love to return to her aching arms. Weeeeeeee

  20. kathleen doyle says:

    I can see myself making a wicked haunted castle with the 2-story house, and then naturally using the steps to connect the the top floor to the dungeon !!! I would cut a hole in top floor and create a trap door to conceal the steps!!!

  21. Sharon says:

    Hi Leslie,

    My ultimate favorite ghastly holiday, HALLOWEEN, since I was a young child.
    The staircase would be climbing up to the ghostly lighthouse look out.On each step I would have a small glass bottle filled with bat wings etc.. The bones would be a nice addition to the staircase as well. The bronze piece would be a the top of the lighthouse inspiring all ghostly trick or treater’s to come to the haunted lighthouse. Laura is a magical creator.
    Thank you for the great blog and store items.

  22. Jen R says:

    This would look awesome in my haunted house or maybe in a New Orleans themed room box!

  23. Trisha G says:

    The spiral staircase is the cutest ever! I am going to order one for a haunted house

  24. Lou Anne says:

    I’d make a Halloween themed haunted house with the spiral staircase. What a great item.

  25. Jean Marmo says:

    Holy Cow!! I have never seen stairs like that SOOO cool!Love all things Tim for Halloween! A lovely collection!

  26. Karen Mallory says:

    I love Laura’s Steampunk house and the staircase is a fabulous addition. I would use the staircase in some miniature house or roombox. I am really into miniatures these days. (thanks to you Leslie! LOL)

  27. LeAnn says:

    This staircase would look great in a haunted house.

  28. Karen Crawford says:

    I’m imagining a couple of sparkly dressed skeletons posed on this awesome Spiral Staircase Kit! Thanks for this great opportunity!

  29. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    Indeed, the staircase is just fabulous. I would do something Halloween with it. Thanks for making this available.

  30. Janice Wood says:

    For me it would be for a steampunk fairy princess in a paper mache french chateau that I’m about to start work on. I’m going to be using foam board, wire and mulberry paper to make my chateau but you never know it could end up a castle like the beautiful palace of Versailles or Waddesdon manor that always looks like its made out of icing sugar. I think it would be put to good use what ever it ends up like 🙂

  31. Lou Anne Colodny says:

    My delight would be to win this staircase…it looks like one in my home and I would create some interesting pictures with it….

  32. Kimberly says:

    I’d definitely have to make a spiral staircase for a spooky house!

  33. Cherylle says:

    The staircase and the ephemera would be just the ticket for my niece’s Halloween gift. She and her three daughters and three granddaughters are Halloween freaks!

  34. Mary Mac says:

    Love to make a Steampunk theme Romeo and Juliet.

  35. Lynne says:

    Wow! Amazing stairs. I’d use them for my tow story witch’s cottage on the inside.

  36. Carla says:

    Love the staircase! Maybe a New Orleans voodoo house?

  37. Halloween is my favorite Holiday. I could walk the spiral staircase up and up and up and up and up…..

  38. Janet T says:

    I am so ready to start Halloween crafts. I think the staircase would be a great central piece for a spooky house.

  39. M.C. says:

    I’m thinking a spiral staircase in like a laboratory….beakers, potions etc

  40. Margaret says:

    What would I do? Well I would immediately buy the two story house box and then I would be in Steampunk heaven! This stairs are so cool!

  41. K Toews says:

    i like the idea of stairs to the attic.

  42. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    Stairway to heaven.

  43. Cheryl Lee says:

    OMG! I LOVE that staircase!!! I would use that in my bookshop that I have planned. Love how Laura finished her version of the stairs. Awesome!

  44. Carol Slowik says:

    Love the stairs! Not sure just yet where they need to be!

  45. Cat Insley says:

    I’d love to make a 2-story Halloween Party House! Great Staircase!

  46. Melissa Monteith says:

    LOVE Tim Holtz ephemera packs…

  47. Carolyn says:

    I would acctually use these stairs to store my reinking bottles. I am envisioning mounting it to some black foam core and getting some fabulously fun, functional, funky storage!

  48. Ginger benedict says:

    I’m in the process of making Laura’s Steamtown house so I definitely would use the spiel staircase for my housse. love the silver bird skulls.

  49. Rebecca says:

    I would make a mystical, enchanted fairytale stairway to the stars!

  50. Diane Lewandowski says:

    I would use the staircase for a descent into a spooky dungeon!

  51. Nancy E says:

    I just love the staircase. It would be wonderful to design something for Christmas.

  52. Angie Bowling says:

    The spiral staircase would be perfect if you could make it a little rickety and put in in a scary house. Perfect!