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An Ephemera-Filled New Kit, New Embellishments & New Artwork!

Filed under Anthology ATC Mailer Kit, Art Projects, Collage Sheets, Giveaways, Newsletters, Sale, Shannon Cooper

New Kit!

This is such a pretty kit! This month’s theme started when I saw the Anthology Scrapbook Papers… a beautiful mix of birds, butterflies and vintage ephemera images. THREE 12″ x 12″ papers from this new line are in the kit.

I’d been thinking about a mailer/envelope that fits an ATC for awhile… and the small ephemera images on the new papers really lend themselves to small projects like ATCs. So there’s a new ATC Envelope Folder, which is also included in the kit!

As you can see in the photos (including Design Team Member Shannon Cooper’s lovely Dear Mrs. Darcy project), the mailer can fit an ATC, ATC Ticket Journal (if you just tuck one page into the notches) or ATC Envelope (one of the kraft envelopes is also included in the kit).

And on to the pretty charms: FOUR new charms chosen for this theme are also included in the kit: TWO patina feathers, a bronze key and a vintage-looking pocket watch with a Paris theme.

Lastly there’s a new collage sheet made for this kit: Ornithology, with all kinds of birds (and eggs). Many sized as ATC backgrounds. Most smaller so could be used in a small collage on an ATC.

So… TEN items. That’s a nice big number of items for a monthly kit and a good mix of items to play with, too.

Go see the new kit for more info and more photos.

New Artwork: Dear Mrs. Darcy by Shannon Cooper!

I love what Shannon has done with this kit! And her blog text, which may have been written while a little tipsy? 🙂

From Shannon’s blog post:

The theme for August, called Anthology ATC Mailer, includes an elegant chipboard mailer that, when folded, creates a pretty envelope for an ATC. If you’re like me and enjoy making a series of cards, the mailer will also hold an ATC Ticket Journal. The paper in the kit has a “natural history collector” theme going and is quite lovely. It made me think of the fictional character Georgiana, the sister of the pretentious Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. (But I’d bet you already knew that!) Georgiana was an avid reader and with Pemberley’s vast library at her fingertips, I imagined her leafing through volumes with delicate pages of birds and butterflies. That led me to believe she, being the accomplished young lady that she was, also learned the art of decoupage and may have used this talent to fashion a gift for her new sister-in-law. (Thankfully it turned out to be Elizabeth Bennett and not that snooty Caroline Bingley! I just can’t even.) And because corresponding via post was a normalcy way back when, and because this is getting terribly long-winded (Leslie, for the sake of your readers, please edit), I jumbled that imagination with the new Anthology ATC Mailer Kit and created something I believe Georgiana would approve.

Ha! No way would I edit that!

Beside these 2 photos of Shannon’s project, there’s another photo down in the Giveaway section, where you can enter to win EVERYTHING from Shannon’s supply list! And be sure to visit Shannon’s blog for more photos and tips (and more of that inspired text)!

New Products!

Just a snippet from the new products are shown at left (for example: there are 5 new metal charms (and “charm” is deceiving as some are large enough to be pendants) — and not all are in the kit). Plus this new site has a couple ways to search:

brand new items added this week are here (or click the photo at left for the same results)


– here are all of the items actually in the new kit

Hooray for the Anthology ATC Mailer Kit Giveaway!

Ah… I had to show a photo with the back side of that mini ticket journal! I love the image choices Shannon made (I think she used just about every collage sheet I sent… 7 to be specific). Obviously on such a small canvas she had to be discerning in which images she chose.

Yes, it’s true: EVERYTHING in Shannon’s supply list is in today’s Giveaway! (19 items!)

Note: if an item is duplicated in the Anthology ATC Mailer Kit (included in the Giveaway) and also listed separately in the supply list, I’m just including one of those items.

To enter the Anthology ATC Mailer Kit 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, July 30, 2018).

AND tell me: What is your favorite detail from Shannon’s project? OR: What’s your favorite new product announced today?

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 She Sells Seashells Giveaway from Thursday’s newsletter? That would be Elaine Kewin! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, July 29th, 2018

73 responses to “An Ephemera-Filled New Kit, New Embellishments & New Artwork!”

  1. Kim R says:

    LOVE the new patina leaf charms! Actually love all your new items! This nature themed mailer is gorgeous!

  2. Love the butterflies

  3. Your things are always wonderful, but this one is amazing. Perfect for my mixed-media collages.

  4. Sandie says:

    Todays giveaway is awesome. I love the color palette, choice of paper and of course the charms. Another great job, Shannon.

  5. Barb macaskill says:

    Awesome! Loving the new and stunning patina leaf and feather charms and the watch too!
    Shannon’s ATC mailer is darling! Peaceful and classy! My favorite part is the envelope in! The ribbon 🎀 and key 🔑 amp the awesomeness factor out of this world! 💖💖💖💖 TFS!

  6. Nadine says:

    Love the Bee panel!

  7. Debra J says:

    Love Shannon’s project. I think my favorite part is simply her choice of papers. I love the images she chose and think it is just beautiful!

  8. Chris K. says:

    I love the butterfly card stock.

  9. Emily Ann N. says:

    I like the birds and insects that she used.

  10. Cynthia Penney says:

    This is such a beautiful project. My favorite element is the brass leaves. I have found blue jay feathers in my yard along with some tree bark that I would like to use in you project.

  11. Pauline p. says:

    Love the Bee, all the new charms are great!

  12. wilczek lori says:

    The project is lovely! I love the whole thing. But, Shannon’s Blog describing the theme was so Jane Austin!

  13. Mary says:

    Love the feathers. I’m into feathers right now. Beautiful work Shannon.

  14. Lorna E. says:

    Lovely project by Shannon and I appreciate her tips for working with the folder. My favourite detail is the ticket journal, so many mini themes.

  15. Maria B says:

    I like the envelope with the key, the feather, an the beautiful handwriting.

  16. Linda E says:

    Love the mini ticket journal. Great idea for a birthday card.

  17. Andrea Pretlow says:

    Lovely project. I love the birds AND the bees!

  18. Lynn Fox says:

    I simply love the Bee panel!!! Thank you, Shannon, for such beautiful art!

  19. Rebecca R. says:

    I love the little charms! So cute!

  20. Pauline says:

    I love the butterflies and the wild life theme. It’s all beautiful.

  21. Love small projects, and especially love the bee sheet. Great project to try.

  22. Nancy O says:

    Love Shannon’s explanation of how to add coverings to the folder without losing the slots for the ATC and closure.

  23. KIM says:

    The center panel with the mushrooms and butterflies in color.
    The birds in black and white,
    is really pretty contrast .

  24. Laural says:

    The Anthology sheets, perfect for the mailer

  25. Marykay chisum says:

    I love the floral paper and the shape of the ATC mailer

  26. Jean Marmo says:

    Such gorgeous paper and feathers! just lovely!

  27. Kathy W says:

    Ooooh. I love all the little collages she made. And I love that collage paper, too. Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful assortment of goodies!

  28. DeniseHumenik says:

    Beauty in small pkgs! At 1st view, my 1st thought was of a friend & what a wonderful little bday gift I could make for her!
    Thanks again for another great opportunity!

  29. Luanne Shoup says:

    Count me in!! I love the bugs!

  30. SusanB says:

    I love the bee image. Together with the little timepiece it sparks something Holmesian. The project’s afoot!

  31. Bev Jones-Purvis says:

    This set is darling! I epecially love all the bird patterns. And anything involving clocks or watches gets my vote! Amazing project!

  32. Michele says:

    Just recently discovered Alpha Stamps and I’ve already purchased so many neat things!! I love everything I received.

  33. Marilyn says:

    Beautiful images! Love the floral paper to make something for a sick friend.

  34. Celia says:

    Love the butterflies!

  35. Kat Cashwell says:

    I love theses because that are ATC size! The butterflying are beautiful!

  36. Bridget Haig says:

    I like the layout of the images, that the images look like tickets. The bees and the eggs so pretty.

  37. Jackie says:

    I like the vintage looking pocket watch. I can imagine it in a variety of scenes.

  38. Karen Wood says:

    I love the wide feather charms and all of the nostalgic nature themed collage sheets. I would really enjoy making and giving the mailers and other things.Thank you for the ideas and chance to win.

  39. Karen Mallory says:

    What a lovely fun project. My favorite new item is the pocket watch. I am an Alice fan so of course anything I can use for my Alice art!

  40. Janet Turner says:

    How can you go wrong with birds and butterflies? I love the ornithology collage sheet. More ideas for great projects. I look forward to your emails every week!

  41. Randi says:

    I really like the charms used in this kit and love the butterflies!

  42. Kim Lucak says:

    Love, love, love “birds of a feather flock together!” The wide feather is the perfect center of a peacock plume!!!!

  43. kathleen codyrachel says:

    This is such a wonderful kit! Lots of versatility!

  44. Barb A says:

    Laos what Shannon did with this project, there are too many fabulous things to pick just one element as my favorite. All the designers are so incredibly talented. Thanks to all of them for sharing their talent.

  45. Kay W says:

    I like how the charms add so much to the project.

  46. Jen R says:

    I love those patina leaves!!

  47. karen adams says:

    love the birds and butterflies!

  48. Peggy D says:

    I love the birds! And I appreciated the tips for papering the folder. There is so much you can do with this. Shannon just stuffed it full of wonderful things.

  49. rosalie e lunger says:

    Nice very nice detail..

  50. Congrats Elaine! Love the birds butterflies and watch, but everything is great. Thanks for another generous give away.

  51. Judy Goodwin says:

    I love the collage sheets. Just couldn’t pick a favorite. Love the whole kit.

  52. Vera Collier says:

    I love the botanical themed papers. The colors are awesome!

  53. Chris Hoffman says:

    Butterflies Dresden Scraps

  54. Traci says:

    I always love to read what the team members post about their projects. They are always pretty funny (her being tipsy and for Leslie to edit her description-the descriptions are as good as the projects).

  55. Ahh, my favorite is the little snail sliming his way across the page.

  56. Acorngurl says:

    Love it ALL! Shannon did a great job arranging all the little items like the envelope and ticket journal.

  57. Jaimi B says:

    So much to love about this project, but the detail that really won me over was the folder cover addressed for post.

  58. Denise Bryant says:

    I love Shannon’s Dear Mrs. Darcy project! I love the way it folds!

  59. lee maynard says:

    the post stamp closure on the envelope; don’t know why I didn’t think of that with a little magnet.

  60. Mary Mac says:

    I love the romantic color palette of her project.

  61. LeAnn Aagard says:

    Love the nature paper. Beautiful project!

  62. Rhonda S says:

    I love the birds and the bees are really cute too.

  63. Carla says:

    Love the bees!

  64. Bonnie M says:

    Absolutely Stunning!!! So Beautiful in everyway

  65. Michelle says:

    I love the new sheet! Ornithology

  66. Ann F. says:

    I love the scrapbook butterfly paper. Beautiful project by Shannon.

  67. Kathy Toews says:

    All of it! This is my favorite project yet.

  68. Angie M says:

    Love the vintage nature look of the mini journal, and I love anything ‘bees’!

  69. Carol Feiner says:

    Haven’t done ATCs in a while — the ATC envelope is a must!

  70. Wow, this package is fantastic. I just have to win.

  71. Leah Fein says:

    Fave new thing? the papers. I can make lovely cards with those.

  72. trudy a widner says:

    Loving the scrapbook herb and wood paper. The feather charms are really cool.

  73. Virginia Johnson says:

    The “birds and the bees” !! Who could ask for more ??? BUT, there is more… WOW !!