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Birdie Flies Off AND a Flash Sale on Sepia Photos!

Filed under Anthology ATC Mailer Kit, Art Projects, Bella Ayers, Giveaways, Newsletters, Sale, Tutorials

Birdie Flies Off – ATC Mailer by Design Team Coordinator Miz Bella (Kimberly Ayers)!

Bella made this fun set of ATCs (and decorated ATC Envelope Folder) using the Anthology ATC Mailer Kit — and mixing up images from the Tim Holtz Sepia Vintage Paper Dolls with other (more colorful) collage sheet images.

I love that toddler sitting on the bird in the ATC above! Let’s start with some text from Bella’s blog post:

I love the Tim Holtz Paper Dolls. They’re already fussy-cut out, ready to go and you get a ton of them with assorted sizes of the same images. Still prefer to fussy-cut my own stuff, but when my hands hurt from arthritis sometimes it’s easier to just grab one that’s already done.

When the mailer is opened up and if your ATC is in the vertical position, it almost looks like a little stage in the middle. Display the mailer standing up, and add a couple characters! They easily store in the ATC envelope along with the ATC.

There really was no rhyme or reason with the mailer. I loved the papers in the kit, collage sheets that came with it so decided to just go with what I liked. Nope. Didn’t care one bit if everything matched or “went” with each other. Doing it that way was a lot more fun than fretting over a set theme. Also, there are many imperfections with the finished mailer and lemme tell ya – sometimes you just have to let that insane desire for perfection shit fly right out the window. Embrace the imperfections!

Ah… Bella. Note: there are some good tips about decorating the ATC Envelope Folder on Bella’s blog post (including a workaround for an evil cat jumping up on the work table… a bit NSFW but what do you expect)?

Sepia Photos Collection ON SALE!

FLASH SALE! Inspired by Bella’s pretty artwork! This is a 20% off discount coupon: enter promo code SEPIA when you check out. (The discount will only effect the items in your cart from the sale section… read on!)

EVERYTHING in the Sepia Photos FLASH SALE Section is WAS on sale — 50 products, including the 4 highlights below.

The discount is on top of current sale prices! (On top of current 15% off = a bit over 30% off!) The coupon expires at midnight on Saturday night, August 25th.

Click here: Sepia Photos FLASH SALE Section to see everything included and remember to add coupon SEPIA when you check out!

More Sepia ON SALE!

I’ve picked out some sepia (and sedate, monotone) papers from the clearance sale at 50% off! See more clearance sale scrapbook papers. PLUS: all 8 of the choices below are included in today’s Giveaway!

Hooray for the Sepia ATC Mailer Giveaway!

I didn’t even show the front (back? not sure… the outside of the folded ATC mailer) of Bella’s project above… so here it is at left — very nice!

To get this Giveaway going: I’m including one of the August Kits. Plus the patina leaf shown at left (the watch charm is already going to be included from it being in the kit).

And remember: the two rows of my picks from the Sepia Paper on the clearance site are included, too! (You are going to have a lot of papers to play with!)

Lastly, I’m adding 2 (more) items from Bella’s supply list:
Bees, Birds and Butterflies Collage Sheet (you’ll need that large bird at the top of the sheet if you want to copy Bella’s ATC)
Tim Holtz Sepia Vintage Paper Dolls (beside being used all over the place on this project: these paper dolls are also in the Sepia Photos FLASH SALE Section! Remember to use that discount code!)

To enter the Sepia ATC Mailer 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 24, 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 Birds, Feathers & Tiny Things Giveaway from Sunday’s newsletter? That would be Nadine! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, August 23rd, 2018

41 responses to “Birdie Flies Off AND a Flash Sale on Sepia Photos!”

  1. Peggy D says:

    I love anything birdie. This is sweet giveaway. I always enjoy Miz Bella’s art pieces. All of the ATC related I teams lately are wonderful.

  2. Maria B says:

    What a cool little project. I especially like the baby on bird and the dancing girl in the background.

  3. Pauline M. says:

    These are such beautiful birds. It’s a very whimsical project to do. I just love doing things with birds and kids.

  4. Ina Good says:

    I love the clock and sweet birdie

  5. Debora says:

    Great papers! Love the soft colors.

  6. BarbMac Vt says:

    Very elegant and fun! Love the T.H. paper dolls and all the sepia goodies are making me crazy in a good way! TFS!
    Congratulations Nadine! Enjoy your goodies!

  7. Kathy Toews says:

    wonderful sepia images

  8. Emily Ann N. says:

    Love all the sepia!

  9. Ann F. says:

    Another beautiful project!!

  10. Jen R says:

    I just love the use of the TH paper dolls on these.

  11. Jackie says:

    love the sepia

  12. Rhonda S says:

    I like the babies and the dog.

  13. love the sepia a lot

  14. Pauline p. says:

    Just love it all.

  15. Nadine says:

    Thank You so much for all the goodies!

  16. Chris K. says:

    Love those paper dolls.

  17. Connie says:

    I simply love everything in this piece. Thanks for the opportunity to enter

  18. Sharon Phillips says:

    I absolutely love this!

  19. Donna Kottcamp says:

    Wow. I just love everything about this. I do adore the sepia papers.

  20. Andrea Pretlow says:

    Looks like a fun project!

  21. Carol Feiner says:

    So much vintage goodness!

  22. Jennifer Sobolewski says:

    I do love how when the mailer is standing it looks like a stage! Perfect!

  23. Sandie says:

    What a very nice project. Anything with Tim Holtz is great in my book.

  24. Karen Mallory says:

    Love this project Bella! I am very eclectic when I make stuff too!! I love the Time Holtz paper dolls!

  25. Diana Kelly says:

    I love all the soft tones of these papers and how clever to add the sitting boy on the lady’s lap. Nice projects

  26. Luanne Shoup says:

    Funny that this is the theme. My son is getting married today!

  27. Laura Callies says:

    This is so pretty. Love the vintage style and fully decorated mailer!

  28. Hooray! I’m making a little sepia birdie people scrapbook with grandbaby1

  29. Celia says:

    Love the vintage sepia tones

  30. Traci says:

    Love the mailer-imperfections and all! Vintage images are my favorite to use when crafting.

  31. Dona says:

    Another wonderful collection I would love to have!

  32. Congrats Nadine! Love this project, whimsical and fun. Thanks for a great give away opportunity.

  33. Kat Cashwell says:

    Beautiful papers and love the vintage look!!

  34. Jo says:

    I love the old photos – always wanted to use them in cards and mixed media!

  35. Diana bittaker says:

    Absolutely love the vintage feel of those photos- i can use them for pretty cards and Halloween themed cards!

  36. Janet Turner says:

    I love old photos. I have many that I’ve gotten at thrift shops and you’ve inspired me to use them in projects.

  37. Barb A says:

    Love the toddlers, and the dog is too cute for words! Sepia images are wonderful, so much you can do with them.

  38. KIM says:

    It would be wonderful to win this give away.

  39. Mary Mac says:

    I love the baby sitting on the bird.

  40. Denise Bryant says:

    Elegant look to this pretty project!

  41. Linda E says:

    Love anything vintage and this version for the ATC mailer doesn’t disappoint. Wonderful inspiration.