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She Sells Seashells, Halloween & Metal Minis Sale

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Miz Bella is feeling a bit under the weather (I think we’re all feeling a bit wrung out with the heat). I have a bunch of lovely photos of her She Sells Seashells project (using the July kit), and a wee bit of text. There are more photos on her blog post, too, but not much else. Here’s hoping she feels better soon and can fill in a bit…

Helpful (and humorous) text from Bella:

Here’s what I learned what to do/not to do:

To get the corners of the lid to stay while drying: clothespins work great.

Be sure to ink or paint the outer edges of the box lid and leaves BEFORE you glue everything down. Otherwise you will end up saying very bad words trying to get everything colored on the edges in-between the papers. (Verryy bad words.)

Gently work the lid down over the leaves (sides of the box). Or you’ll end up busting the seams and then trying to get them back to stay together is a pain in the arse. (Bad words will come-a-rollin out of your mouth again.)

Go outside of your comfort zone and instead of inking everything with black, try a different color that maybe isn’t so stark against the pale papers.

Aahh, before you put the leaves together and add the top you may want to make sure that the Stickles are dry. (By this time you’ll be certifiable sailor mouth.)

New & Back in Stock Cast Metal Miniatures! ON SALE!

FLASH SALE! This is a 25% off discount coupon: enter promo code METALMINIS when you check out. (The discount will only effect the items in your cart from the sale section… read on!)

25% off EVERYTHING in the Cast Metal Miniatures Section (36 items, including the 4 new metal minis shown below — the discount is on top of current sale prices! The coupon expires at midnight on Saturday night, July 28th.

More New Products!

Yay! I am so itching for the new Halloween things I have on order to start arriving… just a couple today but crossing my fingers this is the start of a constant stream!

Bewitched Scrapbook Paper – Black Cats

Bewitched Scrapbook Paper – Spooky Night

Mini Lemons

Mini Oranges

Hooray for the She Sells Seashells Giveaway!

This Giveaway includes a few things that caught my eye in Bella’s project:

I love the bathing beauties (some sitting in seashells)… I don’t think any of the artwork this month has used bathing beauties. So i’m including the Bathing Beauties #2 and Shell Postcards Collage Sheets.

And (of course) the Double Explosion Box

I also love the glittery swirls Bella added with Stickles, so I’m include the Waterfall and Diamond colors.

PLUS: you get to pick out 2 more things (actually, 3 things):
– one of the Cast Metal Minis from the new sale, and
– TWO of beachy charms from the Sea/Beach Charms section of the clearance site!

To enter the She Sells Seashells 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 Night, July 27, 2018).

It would be useful to get your picks for the “you choose” items (in your comment), but if you feel rushed, we can sort out the winner’s extra items later.

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 the Over the Summer Sea Giveaway from Sunday’s newsletter? That would be Angie M! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, July 26th, 2018

40 responses to “She Sells Seashells, Halloween & Metal Minis Sale”

  1. Marykay chisum says:

    I love the rabbits!

  2. Ann F. says:

    I love the Metal Cathedral Frame, the Life Preserver Charm and the Octopus Charm.

  3. I love this box the way it opens. Love all the minis too

  4. Donna Kottcamp says:

    I love the retro swimmer. She reminds me a bit of the Little Mermaid. Hans Christian Andersen, not Disney. I think I’d work in a copy of the statue somewhere in the project. As for the extras…I love the Cathedral Frame, Anchor and Pewter starfish. Thanks for considering me!

  5. Nadine says:

    I love the rabbits too but my picks would be the carousel horse , the life preserver and the anchor. The metal cast are all great!

  6. Elaine Kewin says:

    These exploding boxes are precious

  7. Barb macaskill says:

    How lovely! I love the softness of the pale papers!
    I would choose the carousel horse, starfish and anchor if I am the chosen one! TFS!

  8. Carla says:

    Love,love, love the exploding box!

  9. Debbie Stine says:

    I like anything vintage! Candlesticks, life ring & anchor. Thank You.

  10. Diana bittaker says:

    Love all the goodies shown – especially the photo box! Just the thing to use as a real momento from my vacations-
    I would choose the metal rabbit, the octopus and the life preserver if i won! Thank you

  11. Monica Gabehart says:

    Love those vintage bathing beauties.

  12. Celia says:

    Enjoying seeing the versitility of the exploding box

  13. Cheryl Reese says:

    Love the she sells seashells box. So inviting for this time of the year! Can’t wait for the Halloween previews too!!

  14. Jennifer Sobolewski says:

    Just discovered your website – and the blog. I am so excited to try something new in the world of crafting and working with your products! I love this exploding box – and if I don’t happen to win the giveaway – will more than likely order! (Got my first order last week and I love my goodies!)

  15. Sandie says:

    Again, I love all the goodies, sea shells and the exploding box.

  16. Karen Mallory says:

    Wonderful exploding box! I would pick metal Alice in Wonderland, octopus charm and palm tree charm.

  17. Kee Ostler says:

    What a fabulous project! I hope Miz Bella feels better soon. Thank you for the chance to win these lovely prizes. For the seaside charms my pick would be the octopus and the anchor. For metal either the drafting set or the mini cauldron…. Your choice. Either would be wonderful. I’m making a miniature studio and a miniature witch’s store so either would fit. Thanks again for all that you do

  18. Janet Turner says:

    I love the beach theme. Thank you for all the great ideas.

  19. Lu L. says:

    I’d like to make one of these exploding boxes to represent a book I just read. Those collage sheets would be perfect for it. I’d choose the square metal box with lid, and the life preserver and palm tree charms. Thanks!

  20. Chris K. says:

    If I win, I’d take the cathedral frame and, in the charms, the anchor and the palm tree.

  21. Andrea Pretlow says:

    Exploding boxes are the bomb!
    If I win, I would like the gryphon charms, the octopus and the pewter starfish

  22. Barb A says:

    The explosion boxes are awesome, so many possibilities for their use. Love the Alice in Wonderland, brass compass and palm trees.

  23. Susan M L says:

    Wow! Another fabulous idea for the exploding box! The bathing beauty on the sea shell in the center looks like something I would create. I would like the metal cathedral frame, and 2 life preservers (or 1 life preserver and 1 palm tree) charms. I love the ocean and sea shells, and these beach-themed exploding boxes have given this desert rat a refreshing break from the sand and cacti!!

  24. Kat Cashwell says:

    Awesome box! I love the bathing beauties!

  25. Peggy Manning says:

    Wow, the exploding box looks like great fun. I would have the urn, the starfish and the palm trees all coming out of it in a great burst !!

  26. Louise Kush says:

    You just keep putting out ideas that I dream about-I live, think and breathe the beach-I think I would set mine up to have one side as a “floor” so it could be a little diorama -maybe even hanging it up! ANYTHING beach related would be loved by me.

  27. Jackie says:

    I love the bathing beauties.

  28. Great summer memory kit

  29. Congrats Angie! Hope Miss Bella feels better soon. I pick the carousel horse, the anchor and the preserver should I win. Good Luck everyone. Thanks for the chance to win.

  30. cheryl foster says:

    I love the mermaid box. And those lop eared rabbits are adorable

  31. lynn legge says:

    I love this box and have always wanted to work on one..and the beach theme is perfect…my favorite …I would love to sit with the bathing beauty in the shell

  32. Rhonda S says:

    The beach theme is really cute. Thanks for the ideas.

  33. Mary Mac says:

    Love these explosion boxes. I would love Mr Rabbit and the octopus and the pewter starfish Thats so much.

  34. Michelle says:

    I love these boxes! would love to try making one. If I won I would choose the carosel horse metal and the live preserver beach charm! Thank you for the opportunity to enter.

  35. Rebecca R. says:

    So adorable! As usual! Love all your giveaways! Thank You!

  36. Margaret Dolan says:

    That little gnome and mermaids for me! This is so cute! Would make a very sweet little friend gift. I love Bella’s stuff 🙂 the explosion box is great and honestly so much easier to buy one ( or win one) than make one lol!
    I wish you would find some of those little ballerinas that used to go on birthday cakes. The little plastic ones… I would love to buy some. 🙂

  37. Denise Bryant says:

    Beautiful project! Looks nice and cool… so inviting! It’s 85 here now but expected to be in the 90s later today. Hot!
    I’d pick a bronze starfish and a palm tree charm and a cast metal Christmas tree cookie cutter!

  38. Kathy Toews says:

    I like the bathing beauties and the text.

  39. Chris Kurman says:

    The double explosion box with the vintage bathing beauties actually gave me goose bumps!

  40. Jean Marmo says:

    Such a cool box! Love the starfish!