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It’s Half Scale Day! Plus New Halloween Art, Sale & FREE Gift!

Filed under Art Projects, Featured Artwork, Giveaways, Halloween, Lora Mahaffey, 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 Lora’s project that are still available on the new site.

What? Half Scale Day?! Yes, I had many requests for more half scale (1:24) furniture and we have SEVEN new items!! But first: A new sale! EVERYTHING in the Halloween Charms section is on sale for 40% off!

The sale ends Monday night, September 11th!

That includes lots of little things you might used to adorn your Little Ghouls ATCs — yes, the swap is still open (and check out some pieces by the Design Team in the Gallery… the Design Team is participating too so you could receive one of these cute samples!)

Cute kids for Halloween! Remember the Little Haunted House Book that Design Team Member Lora Mahaffey
made in August? Well she’s on a roll making Halloween projects and has made ANOTHER adorable fold-out book!

Starting with the same Arch Top House Silhouettes as a base, this time she has used kids from the new Little Sweeties Collage Sheet (and I love all the tinting she has done with Copic pens, and adding props from the Halloween Dress Up Half Sheet).

And as Ms. Mahaffey has the gift of words as well as pictures, here’s a bit from her blog post:

I cannot get enough of Halloween. I have been having fun with these little fold-out books and here’s another one…this time it’s strangely gifted children. Or maybe gifted kidlets who are strange. Whatever. They are all a bit peculiar in one way or another and that makes them interesting.

This kidlet, James-Luce, has got himself a rather interesting sidekick. Both styling with their green top hats. I wonder which one of them is reading that stack of books?

AND Lora has provided a tutorial for using the new Tim Holtz Transparent Alpha Tiles – Halloween to make the STRANGE text on the back of her book.

Read more in Lora’s blog post. And see another page from the book down in the Giveaway section, where you can enter to win EVERYTHING on her supply list!


Halloween Mini Papers & Bat Gift Kit!

New FREE gift — through Monday night, September 11th!

Ohh… so many choices for Halloween! I thought some Halloween papers would be useful, that you could cover Arch Top House Silhouettes with, like used in Lora’s artwork.

And then I found these plastic bat rings (flexible plastic so easy to cut off the ring part and you’ll have a cute, dimensional bat to glue to a project).

For ALL orders I’m including FIVE 4″ x 6″ cuts of Halloween scrapbook papers. I’ve got a fair amount of 4 of the 5 shown… so there may be some variation when one is gone, but you’ll still get 5 different prints. AND the silly bat ring will be included, too.

The Halloween Mini Papers & Bat Gift Kit will automatically be added to all orders placed on September 7th through 11th, so you do not need to do anything special. Thanks!

Hooray for the Strange Kidlets Giveaway!

Yes, I said it! EVERYTHING in Lora’s The Strange Kidlets Halloween Fold-out Book Supply List is included in today’s Giveaway!

I’m only highlighting a couple of the TEN spiffy items in the supply list/Giveaway:
New Tim Holtz Transparent Alpha Tiles – Halloween
Creepy Tree – 8 Inch
Tiny Dot Dresden Borders – Black

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

To enter the Strange Kidlets 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, September 8, 2017)!

And tell me: What will you make?

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 Little Ghouls Kit Giveaway? Winnie! Congratulations! Check your email for more info.

Posted by Leslie, September 7th, 2017

45 responses to “It’s Half Scale Day! Plus New Halloween Art, Sale & FREE Gift!”

  1. Kim R says:

    Oh they are wicked cute! I would make little witches on mine,

  2. Traci says:

    What a cute fold out book. The colors are beautiful. I can see this made with just black cats. >^..^<

  3. Jackie H says:

    So cute! I want to make one for my strange (but darling) granddaughter!

  4. Claire says:

    I would also make one celebrating Halloween

  5. Nancy O says:

    I would make a book using old black and white images of my siblings and family members from the 1960’s.

  6. I would make one with witches and cats.

  7. Sharon says:

    Lora’s book is so inspiring. I’d make a similar one, but challenge myself to use different figures & bscdtories so it wouldn’t be a direct copy.

  8. Jen R says:

    I would love to make a fold out Halloween book with these items!

  9. Tara K says:

    Love the bat wings on the children. I would add them to cats and maybe add some moon faces.

  10. Ronda Liebert says:

    I would make a similar version. I love the little kids.

  11. Karen says:

    Creating Halloween themed crafts is one of my favorites! Great giveaway and I’m sure I would have fun coming up with multiple ways to use it!

  12. Emily Ann D. says:

    I’d make a spooky book using old pictures of my ancestors.

  13. Jean Marmo says:

    Such fun inspiration! Love the book idea! Would use old halloween photos!

  14. Laurie Davis says:

    Awesome give away! Love Halloween at Alpha Stamps!

  15. Barb A says:

    Love Halloween crafts & minis….the fold out book is great!

  16. Barb macaskill says:

    I would use the moons and cats and do a book of cats singing and dancing in the shadow of the moon! I love the chipboard book included and the collage sheets ROCK! TFS!
    Congratulations Winnie for winning last week’s Sunday prize! Enjoy!!!!

  17. LeAnn says:

    I would make a Witchy fold out book.

  18. Mary Ann Fry says:

    I create banners and this would make a very “strange” and original one. Thanks for all you do!

  19. Jo says:

    Love the fold out book! I would make a Halloween one too!

  20. Peggy says:

    I love Lora’s little books. I had been planning to make a book and this is such a cute little gift. I would make a Halloween book. I need one for every holiday! Love the colors off the papers.

  21. Debbi Decker says:

    I want to make the word “haunted” and use the black and white kids as ghosts. VERY excited about the new half-scales. THANKS!!

  22. Carol Feiner says:

    Perfect for a Halloween banner!

  23. Laural says:

    A Halloween wreath

  24. Denise Bryant says:

    I’d make a spooky Halloween scene!

  25. I love Halloween I would love to make a shadow box with these items

  26. Randi says:

    I would make a Halloween book, but creepier.

  27. Sandy says:

    Halloween is my favorite to create for. I would have a lot of skeletons and maybe a hearse or two.

  28. Melody says:

    Halloween is my favorite, the start of fall! Loving all the great ideas! With the remake of “It” , i’ve been in a dark clown sort of way! Something dark circus maybe?

  29. Thalia Kottke says:

    Love the book, Would have to make a Christmas one I think with the green and red paper.

  30. Karen Mallory says:

    I want to make a fold out book like Lora’s fabulous Little Kidlets! I love Halloween!

  31. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    Cute kiddies. Dracula theme kiddies for me. Halloween my favorite holiday.

  32. Angie Bowling says:

    I love the idea of somewhat scary children, especially the bat wings. I think these creepy kid books would be great fun to make. Great Giveaway!

  33. Nancy E says:

    I just love this little book. Would we great for kids.

  34. Carla says:

    Love all the half inch! The fold out book will make a great Halloween decoration!

  35. Mary Mac says:

    Would love to highlight the Dracula family/siblings/cousins.

  36. Janet T says:

    I love the fold out book. I would do a spooky, witchy trick or treat theme with those cute kidlets.

  37. Kitty T says:

    I an involved in several Halloween swaps, so I will probably use the giveaway to make ATCs. However! This foldout project is AWFULLY CUTE!!…. 😉

  38. Rebecca says:

    I would make a spooky little fairy witch house! So adorable! Thank You!!!

  39. Maria B says:

    I am just learning to make books & would try making one.

  40. Verna says:

    This is adorable! I would tweak it with a little more “frightful”, little sayings…..thanks for the nspiration and the sweet givaway!

  41. Carol Slowik says:

    Love, love, love!!! I will be making the book!

  42. OH how wonderful, it would go so well with my haunted village I am starting!!!!Please keep up with the wonderful designs!!!

  43. Jennie Ingram says:

    Oooh, I’d make a Halloween Shrine for my mantle!

  44. Kat Cashwell says:

    Would make Halloween tombstones place cards!!! So cute!

  45. Jan K. says:

    Love this kit❣❣ I would make a triptych!