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Bees, Halloween, Miniatures AND a Flash Sale!

Filed under Art Projects, Back in Stock, Giveaways, Kristin Batsel, Miniatures, Newsletters, Sale

A bit of this and that… some new HALLOWEEN papers arrived (yay!) plus some adorable miniature crates (in 1:12 or 1:24 scale) plus a Flash Sale!

Wow! Design Team Member Kristin Batsel’s is back with ANOTHER fab ATC mailer! This time it’s all about BEES! I love the tan and black contrast (and I’ve added some bee items to the August Kit Theme Section so they are part of the new sale — more on that below).

But first, let’s start with some text from Kristin’s blog post:

I had so much fun with the Mermaid Mailer I just did, that I had to try another one with a different theme. This one is all about the bees, with a butterfly and some rogue ladybugs thrown in for fun. For this mailer, I chose to embrace the brown of the cardboard and use it as part of the design. I had a great black and white ribbon, and used it to keep the mailer closed instead of the tab and slot in the back. A couple of great charms are wired to the ribbon, and a specimen tag is tucked up under the bow. The ribbon slides off for easy opening; no need to untie!

On this photo of the back, you can see here how the flap is just folded down and held in place with the ribbon. The butterfly is attached to the ribbon with a thin strip of double sided tape. I like the natural color of the envelope showing; it really accentuates the nice curves of the flap.

Read more in Kristin’s blog post. See her supply list here AND see another photo of the inside of her mailer below in the Giveaway (with a secret/extra card showing).

New & Back in Stock!

Ok… 3/4 of these are New or Back in Stock… the last 2 are clearance sale items I’m pointing out ’cause they are BEES!

Dark Fairytale 12×12 Glittered Paper Stack

Halloween Paper Lace 6×6 Pad

Tiny Chipboard Crates – Set of 2

Even Tinier Chipboard Crates – Half Scale

Embossed Wainscoting

Striped Dollhouse Wallpaper with Garlands

Pewter Bee Charm
clearance sale

Small Flying Bee Charms
clearance sale

NEW Sale! Everything in the August Kit Theme Section!

FLASH SALE! Wow! This is a nice group (and I just added some bee items in honor of today’s artwork)!

This is a 25% off discount coupon: enter promo code AUGUST 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 August Kit Theme Section (35 items, including a mix of items: from scrapbook paper to lots of collage sheets (with birds & bees) to pretty patina charms, including the ATC Envelope Folder used in Kristin’s artwork today — the discount is on top of current sale prices! The coupon expires at midnight on Saturday night, August 11th.

Hooray for the Lots of Bees Giveaway!

Ah… there’s a second ATC in Kristin’s project! With a little tag added to help pull it out (and to alert the recipient that there’s something extra there).

To get this Giveaway going: EVERYTHING in Kristin’s Supply List is included in today’s Giveaway!

Now Kristin was quite frugal. Like: she used the specimen tag and a butterfly (on the outside of the mailer… see above) from the same collage sheet (Winged Things). Plus that little fairy holding a 4-leaf clover is from that collage sheet, too.

So I’m throwing in a few extra goodies:
– Both of the bee items shown in the flash sale section above (Bee Banners Collage Sheet and Large Brass Flying Bee)
– AND, though they’re not quite large enough for an ATC, I’m including a set of the Kraft Card Sleeve Envelopes (that have the same little round notch like the kraft envelope Kristin added to hold her 2nd ATC — see the far right side of the row of goodies below). AND these sleeves are on clearance sale!

To enter the Lots of Bees 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, August 10, 2018).

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 Santa and Snowman Ornaments Giveaway from Sunday’s newsletter? That would be Chris Hoffman! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, August 9th, 2018

50 responses to “Bees, Halloween, Miniatures AND a Flash Sale!”

  1. Bonnie M says:

    Love the vintage look

  2. beth Jones says:

    Try, try again!!!

  3. Ann F. says:

    Love the little envelopes. Making an ATC would be really fun!

  4. I love anything that features bees. Thanks for the chance to win this Lots of Bees giveaway!

  5. Bridget Haig says:

    Bees, bees, bees I love them. I have a Bumble bee that visits my Thai Basil plant every evening. I call him Bumble he’s so fat he weighs down the stems. It would be so cute to make a little fat book about him, hope I win.

  6. Kim R says:


  7. love this i really love the leaves

  8. Michelle says:

    Love the bees!

  9. Lynn Fox says:

    I love bees!!! It would be fun creating ATCs featuring bees. Thanks for the chance to keep trying to win!!!

  10. Amy says:

    I love Bees!!!

  11. Judy Rosshirt says:

    Please BEE nice, and pick my name!!

  12. Laural says:

    Buzzing with Joy, great mailer Kristen!

  13. KIM says:

    The bee card would be fun to make .
    Have a special friend Bea to sent it to.

  14. Marilyn Ray says:

    Love love love bees. Especially that collage sheet. Would be a great addition to my stuff

  15. Kim Lucak says:

    Wonderful giveaway, like milk and HONEY 🙂

  16. Angie M says:

    Bees are one of my favorite things

  17. Kat Cashwell says:

    this is so cute and would be perfect for giftcards!

  18. Acorngurl says:

    Sweet bees are the bomb!

  19. Nadine says:

    The bees are great!

  20. Jean marmo says:

    Such a cute idea. I love making ATCs.

  21. Carol Feiner says:

    Bees are my thing! Must have!

  22. Andrea Pretlow says:

    This project is the bee’s knees!

  23. kathleen codyrachel says:

    I love bees – they are our life! This is wonderful!

  24. Sandie says:

    I have always like the black and tan combination. Another beautiful project.

  25. Chris K. says:

    I could make something for our quilting bees.

  26. Rebecca R. says:

    I adore the bees and the beautiful Monarch butterfly!

  27. Roe says:

    (except for the whole stinging thing) I love bees. Every flower that I plant is to attract them. And I just love that banner/collage sheet.

  28. Emily Ann N. says:

    Would love this to make something bee related for a friend who keeps bees.

  29. Karen Mallory says:

    These ATC mailers are so cute!!

  30. Traci says:

    Cute mailer-love the G45 paper on the cover. Great idea for a gift card

  31. Barb A says:

    This is the coolest mailer/ATC combo ever! Love the theme, love the colors, love everything about it.

  32. Debbie Stine says:

    Bee Kind. Love nature and fairies!

  33. Laura Lomax says:

    Perfect give away for me. Love bees and envelopes.

  34. Nancy E says:

    I would bee crazy not to fall in love with this projectl

  35. Celia says:

    I am intrigued by the ATC projects. Also love all the puns bee-cause they make me smile (especially the bee’s knees)

  36. Congrats to Jennifer and Chris! This whole newsletter is buzzing with cuteness and charm.

  37. Well that kit is just the bees knees. Love it and hope I win!

  38. Maria B says:

    What cool bees. I’d love to win this one.

  39. Catharine says:

    Amy grand baby’s nickname is the bumble bee! This activity is too perfect! We’ll make a secret huding place for busy notes together

  40. Chris Hoffman says:

    I like the tan and black contrast & how she used ribbon 4 a closure.

  41. LeAnn Aagard says:

    Very cool project. Loving the bees.

  42. Mary Mac says:

    Love how the tag pulls out

  43. Carla says:

    Love the gift cards and the bees!

  44. Jackie says:

    Those bees will be great for a Napoleon themed box as they were his symbol.

  45. Jennie Ingram says:

    Goodness, I love all the Bee goodies!

  46. Sharon Bolmey says:

    I love the bee theme mailer! Thanks for offering such a fun giveaway!

  47. Dee says:

    Love bees!

  48. Marykay chisum says:

    Very cute!!