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New Vintage Winter Paper & Art, plus Sale & Free Gift ending tomorrow!

Filed under Art Projects, Giveaways, Newsletters, Sale, Shannon Cooper, The Snow Queen Kit, Tutorials

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 project that are still available on the new site.

Oooh! Ready for some sparkly, glittery, snowy new things? I hope we’re not making you feel cold. The Snow Queen artwork is soooo pretty, I hope you’ll turn up the heat and enjoy!

Kay Meets the Snow Queen by Design Team Member Shannon Cooper!

This is so beautiful! Check the wide photo below for the whole project plus a close-up of some crackly (colorful!) ice Shannon created, and a preview of the tutorial from Shannon’s blog post.

Shannon used the Vintage Winter 6×6 Paper Pad, shown at right. I love the subtle colors, and the same designs being printed in brighter and more faded versions… perfect for using on the front & back of a project. (Beside the loverly shadowbox, Shannon also created a second project using this paper, which is shown down in the Giveaway section — and you could win everything from BOTH of her supply lists!)

After assembling the shadowbox, I papered the inside using new Vintage Winter 6×6 Paper Pad, slathered a thick layer of Dimensional Snow along the bottom, then stuck glittery trees (from a silver juniper pick) in the snow. The snow was sprinkled with fine glitter and a besparkled Snow Queen and Kay were added while the dimensional snow was wet. I made a bass wood trim frame for the Taj Mahal card and gessoed the whole thing.

Note: the glittered pick that Shannon used is sold out, BUT there are 4 new glittered picks being announced today (and 2 are included in the Giveaway)!

The pretty Snowflake Border made nice corner bits and I glued on a few Tiny Flat Back Pearls before splotching on some crackle medium here and there. When that dried, I mixed blue and purple Distress Ink with water and painted over the crackle medium. It reminded me of ice or the hobgoblin’s cracked mirror from The Snow Queen.

Read more in Shannon’s blog post and/or see everything from her Kay Meets the Snow Queen supply list.


Reminder: ALL Household Charms are on Sale at 40% Off!

That includes all kinds of little props: teapots, scissors, clocks, perfume bottles (includng some new ones announced Thursday).

The sale ends TOMORROW night, January 22nd!

Reminder: FREE Gift Kit with all orders ends Tomorrow Night: Teapot for Alice!

As teapots always remind me of Alice (and teapots are on sale in the Household Charms Section), this gift announced in Thursday’s newsletter is still on offer!

Starting with the new Transparent Teapot Charms (which are also part of the 40% off sale)! So many pretty colors! You’ll get a randomly chosen teapot… Plus, I’ve made a new mini collage sheet with a bunch of characters from the teaparty in Alice in Wonderland (just a portion shown here).

ALL ORDERS through Monday, January 22 (2018) will receive one of these Teapot for Alice Gift Kits FREE!

Hooray for the Winter Spool & Shadowbox Giveaway!

Yes, I said it! EVERYTHING in Shannon’s Kay Meets the Snow Queen Supply List is included in today’s Giveaway!

I’m only highlighting a few of the TWELVE items in the supply list/Giveaway:
New Vintage Winter 6×6 Paper Pad (used in both of the projects in the photo below)
Fairy Tale Frames Altoid Inserts Set (the nameplate on the bottom of the shadowbox)
The Snow Queen Kit (Wow! that’s a big bunch of items all by itself!)


Just click on this Supply List link for photos and links to everything in Shannon’s shadowbox artwork, all of which are in the Giveaway!

Note: I’m omitting the collage sheet and and Taj Mahal Window Card from the Giveaway, as they will already be included in The Snow Queen Kit .

PLUS: I’m including a few more things from that cute spooly girl. (I know… I haven’t even mentioned the cute second project Shannon made!)
– Angel Wings Collage Sheet
– Little Imps Collage Sheet
– Gardenias – Mixed Cream Lavender Purple
– Cherry Blossom Cream to Pink Mix
– Silver Glittered Leaf Pick
– Mixed Size Flat-Back Pearls

Here’s the Winter Spooly Girl Supply List link for photos and links to everything I just mentioned above!

AND a few more additions:
Fairy Tale Titles Collage Sheet (Sized for the 3 shapely label holders in the Fairy Tale Frames Altoid Inserts Set. Plus a few extras a bit wider that are sized for the front cover of a Blank Altoids Tin.)
Blank Altoids Tin (of course, as you’ll have those titles and extra chipboard label holders)
Winter Branch with Snow (New — and would be a good substitute for the glittered pick in the shadowbox)
Curly Ting Ting Branches – Silver Glitter (New — another substitute option)

To enter the Winter Spool & 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, Monday Night, January 22, 2018).

AND tell me: What will you make? You’ll have a lot of wintry options — and a ton of pearls (as both the tiny and mixed sized sets are included)!

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

Hey, who won A Modern Snow Queen Giveaway from Thursday’s newsletter? That would be Kathlene Ford-Walters! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, January 21st, 2018

58 responses to “New Vintage Winter Paper & Art, plus Sale & Free Gift ending tomorrow!”

  1. Nancy O says:

    Shannon’s Snow Queen is enchanting and I would love to recreate using the techniques she describes in her blog.

  2. Ann F. says:

    So many ideas, so little time! Thank you for the opportunity to win this set. It is beautiful!!

  3. Sarah Lynch says:

    The snow queen shadow box is absolutely gorgeous! I would love to make one using this image but switching out the background papers and add in some little snow angel fairies. Thanks for the chance to win!

  4. Rhonda says:

    I would like the make this just like hers.

  5. Linda N says:

    Would absolutely make the Snow Queen shadowbox. I haven’t made anything with Altoid tins yet, so I look forward to making an ATC winter scene and decorating the outside. So fun!

  6. Helen says:

    I would make the Snow Queen shadow box as shown, because it is perfectly GORGEOUS!

  7. Carla says:

    Love this project just as it is, would have to recreate it!

  8. Jen R says:

    A lovely winter Marie Antoinette scene.

  9. Debra Young says:

    Getting back to winter projects may help with my “way too early” spring fever. Love all the glitteryness.

  10. Denise Bryant says:

    I’d make the Snow Queen Shadowbox! It’s gorgeous!

  11. KIM says:

    Loving the little Imps collage sheet.
    I already have the spools in my stash.
    Would try to make a Valentine Imp spool.

  12. Marilyn Ray says:

    I love the snow queen theme. But, I’m still loving last Thursday’s winter ladies. I’d want to use one of those for this shrine

  13. Sandra Manring says:

    I love what you have made with this so would probably do something similar but with other stuff added….

  14. Katherine says:

    I would love to create my own snow queen shadowbox. I think she will be winter goddess though. Love the snowflake border.

  15. Barb macaskill says:

    I will be creating a Frozen themed shadowbox for my granddaughter! She will be so delighted because she adores Elsa and Anna! TFS!

  16. Debbie S. says:

    Congrats to Kathlene! I like both projects. Don’t know what I would do exactly. I have made several purchases in the last little while and am excited to get them. I will decide when I see all of my new stash. Thank you for another generous give away.

  17. Kim R says:

    I can see a winter fantasy theme, Maybe with a snow fairy

  18. Luanne Shoup says:

    make some wintry fantasy gift cards. think I might try to add some lavender valentines to it!

  19. Barbj says:

    I am enchanted by the snow queen~~~

  20. Please, please let me win this. It is so awesome and inspiring!

  21. sheila AR says:

    The Snow Queen has me under her spell, so beautiful…perhaps she has also captivated some Little Imps? Fabulous ideas to inspire here

  22. Pam Burnham says:

    I was alone this past holiday season, so I spent a lot of time watching holiday programs on YouTube. One of them I enjoyed was “The Snow Queen.” It was a wonderful production, and I’d love to make this project as a remembrance of winter 2017 . . . Thanks for the opportunity!

  23. LeAnn says:

    A Winter Fairy Scene.

  24. CYNTHIA CURRIE says:

    Love these ideas!

  25. Winnie says:

    My mind is a whirl. So many ideas, so cute. Love it all!

  26. Barb A says:

    This is the most wonderful and generous giveaway ever! The Snow Queen is stunning, and the spool angel is adorable. I love the blue tones, snowflakes, snow and pearls….there’s enough supplies in this giveaway to keep me making winter scenes until late spring!

  27. Jean marmo says:

    This snow queen is so creative and representative of winter in Michigan. Although bitterly cold, the snow sparkles and glistens. I love this.

  28. kathleen doyle says:

    This is a great give away, so many items. My mother just past Christmas eve and I would use this kit to make a memory of my mother.

  29. Kathy Sokol says:

    Everything is so lovely! I really like how you used the border for corner accents. A snow queen for my New Year’s Eve daughter would be so precious.

  30. Rebecca R. says:

    Thank You again! I would make a fairy snow queen!

  31. Kat Cashwell says:

    I love both of them & I love the winters colors & pearls !!!

  32. Daylan says:

    I will make Snow Queen cards, and possibly Snow Queen knick-knacks to go on my seasonal fairy tale tree.

  33. Maria B says:

    The snow queen box is a fine inspiration for what I’d like to make.

  34. Karen Mallory says:

    What a fabulous giveaway! I love the idea of the snow queen box as it is and maybe add some more dimensional snowflake and winter items on the outside of the box!

  35. Happiness to work on a snow scene to display in my desert cactus garden this summer!

  36. Angie Bowling says:

    those little tea pots are just oh so cute.

  37. Barbara Carter says:

    I love the Snow Queen shadow box. I would definitely incorporate it into my winter miniature scene. Beautiful with the pearls.

  38. Beautiful I would make a snow queen shadow box as well

  39. Chrissie Diller says:

    I would make a snow fairy ready to bring cheer on the more dreary winter days.

  40. Traci says:

    Pretty-love the beautiful papers. Love the blue colors.

  41. Debra J says:

    I love the Snow Queen. I’m new to this site and to this craft but familiar with miniatures. This is definitely a project I want to try. Thanks for the inspiration and all the information needed to do my own ;O)

  42. Nan N. says:

    So many beautiful images & ideas! My imagination is working!

  43. Judy Goodwin says:

    I love everything but the Snow Queen is so great.

  44. Lou Conaway says:

    Love that gorgeous Snow Queen, as is. I don’t think I can improve on this one and I’d love to make it.

  45. Sylvia L says:

    I’m still in awe of the Snow Queen, and would like to make a shadow box with her as the focal point. I would also like to make a more somber wintry cemetery scene with a statuary angel. Shannon’s “ice” is so pretty- I definitely want to try that technique.

  46. Janet Turner says:

    I am so captivated by the Snow Queen. I would definitely make something with that theme. Wonderful ideas as always!

  47. Kee Ostler says:

    What a lovely Frosty kit! This is perfect for January crafting… I would rather be at my desk then be out in them. I love the idea of a renegade steampunk Winter Queen. Thank you for the chance.

  48. Kim Lucak says:

    Love the little teapots and rabbits!! I think I would use the winter ladies from the last giveaway or maybe a Valentine’s or Easter theme?

  49. Verna says:

    The snow queen is incredible, but that little spool girl is calling me. So many lvely ideas here. Thanks again for the inspiration!

  50. Roe says:

    So many winter ideas. I would love to use these supplies for a wintry scene

  51. Jaimi Bailey says:

    I would make my own variations of the projects shown. I need more winter-themed decor for the period between Christmas and Valentine’s Day. I love to dress up my house for whatever holiday or season I can.

  52. Nancy E says:

    I would love to give this shadow box a try. It’s really unique!

  53. Michelle says:

    Love this, not sure what I would make, maybe a snow fairy scene.

  54. Leanna Alverson says:

    I would make a winter fairy tin for my friend.

  55. Anne W says:

    I love this. I would keep the same theme. Thanks for the inspiration!

  56. Lana says:

    Mine would become a French store window, complete with a little mannequin to feature an Art Deco dress.

  57. Mary Mac says:

    Would love to do something for Valentine’s Day which is just a few weeks away.

  58. K Toews says:

    I think the snow queen is the prettiest one I have seen yet. I would have to create some type of snow view.