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Sale Day 2: Spring Sale, New Papers 40% off!

Filed under Back in Stock, Cat's Away... 2018, Collage Sheets, Giveaways, Newsletters, Nichola Battilana, Sale

Holiday Closure & After-Christmas Sale

It’s day TWO of this week of While the Cat’s Away Sales & Giveaways!

It’s a mini avalanche of mini projects from Design Team Member Nichola Battilana! Yes, it may be after Christmas but how cute are these? (Plus I was waiting till the related paper sets were back in stock… and they are as of today, but I can’t vouch for how long).

So we have 2 lovely little Christmas projects that Nichola made:
The Baker’s Box (made with the Christmas Vintage 12×12 Paper Pad and Christmas Vintage Patisserie Scrapbook Paper, and with a 3×5 Big Chunky Matchbox as the base; psst: there’s another photo of this beauty far below), and
Big Fat Christmas Greeting Matchbox (made with the Christmas Vintage 12×12 Paper Pad and a Big Chunky Matchbox with Window – 3×5 — scroll down just a bit to see the photo, with a big red plaid bow on top!)

You can check both of those blog posts by Nichola (links on names of each project above — or click on the photos) for more photos and links to a few more supplies (including the silicone molds for those yummy baker’s treats, inside the box at left)!

And if that’s not enough (!) there’s also this sweet little Wee Wings Collage Sheet, also by Nichola! (When you need some tiny gossamer wings for a matchbox-sized fairy.)

So… moving on: today’s new papers! We have a group of FIVE coordinating prints (mainly cuz they share the same color palette, but I love pattern play so I’d mix & match them all freely):
Black & Ivory Narrow Stripes Scrapbook Paper
Black & Ivory Spring Garden Scrapbook Paper
Black & Ivory Harlequin Diamond Scrapbook Paper
Black & Ivory Birds and Bees Scrapbook Paper
Black & Ivory Butterflies Scrapbook Paper

AND since the scrapbook paper sale is still going on, they are both new and on sale at 40% off!

ALL Scrapbook Paper is on sale at 40% off ! (And that includes the NEW papers, too!)
  – ALL Scrapbook Paper: Single Sheets . Over 100 items!
  – ALL Scrapbook Paper Sets. Over 25 items!

AND the scrapbook paper on the Clearance Site is also on sale: now 80% off!

Back to today’s news: I’m including all 5 of the new papers in today’s Giveaway!

(Speaking of Giveaways, we have the winner to announce from yesterday’s Anthropomorphic Theater Giveaway. The winner is Jean Marmo! Check your email for info about your prize package!)

FLASH SALE: TODAY ONLY! As some of today’s new papers feature baby crittters (and spring bulbs like tulips) I’ve put the Easter and Flowers Collage Sheets on sale at 40% off! See below for highlights of 4 I’ve picked out to be included in today’s Giveaway! The collage sheet sale ends at midnight, December 27th, 2018.

Reminder: Half Price Shipping on ALL orders (for orders shipping to USA) now through Tuesday night, January 1st! Only $2.95! Plus FREE shipping on orders over $50! More info

 Highlights from the Scrapbook Paper Sale  View All

Black & Ivory Birds and Bees Scrapbook Paper


Remnants Scrapbook Paper – Mayfair

Black & Ivory Butterflies Scrapbook Paper


Anthology Scrapbook Paper – Entomology Butterflies

Hooray for the Baker’s Box Giveaway!

Beside ALL four of the collage sheets in that highlight row above and ALL 5 of the new black & ivory papers

I’ve also included these items from Nichola’s little Baker’s Box at right:
Christmas Vintage Patisserie Scrapbook Paper
Carousel Christmas Peppermint Wishes Scrapbook Paper
3×5 Big Chunky Matchbox

Bonus: A couple more sale papers (from the Clearance Site) that work well color-wise with the rest of this group! (Both shown below — and both are now 80% off!)
Serendipity Glee Scrapbook Paper
Wild & Free Lets Be Wild Scrapbook Paper

Reminder: Here’s how these While the Cat’s Away DAILY Sales and Giveaways work: I’ve gathered items around a theme and put together a Giveaway Kit that will be awarded to one lucky person.

To enter the Baker’s Box Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, December 27, 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 previous day’s winner. So make sure to check back tomorrow to see who won and to see what’s on offer for Day 3 of the Sales & Giveaways!

More info on the Holiday Closure & Giveaway Rules.

And please remember: Our offices are now closed. The whole “While the Cat’s Away” theme is ’cause I’m the only one here! For more info about shipping (which will start when the staff are all back on 1/2/19) and the sale in general, please see the While the Cat’s Away…” Daily Giveaways: Year 11! overview page.

A final note: Even though our offices are closed, orders for DIGITAL Collage Sheets and Digital Images are still fulfilled in real time!

Posted by Leslie, December 27th, 2018

53 responses to “Sale Day 2: Spring Sale, New Papers 40% off!”

  1. Colleen guidone says:

    Would love to try this as a kit

  2. Barbara A says:

    Not sure why I wasn’t getting the newsletter for over a month but glad I’ve hopefully gotten back on the list! Love all the inspiration and love the baker’s box.

  3. Kathy Toews says:

    I love making the matchbox ornaments.

  4. Kathryn Nowosielski says:

    Oh Nichola those matchboxes are beautiful!!!
    I’ve not done one before so, that would be fun for me if I won!
    Also, that black and ivory nature paper sure puts me in the mood for spring!

  5. Jackie P Neal says:

    Nichola is on a roll! I follow her blog and the designs and pieces she creates using Alpha Stamps products are just amazing!!
    I Love the inspiration your team members share AS!

  6. Winnie says:

    Love it!

  7. Darlene says:

    Great give aways ..thx

  8. Lorrilee Stackhouse says:

    Really love the ivory & white papers, so sophisticated.

  9. Jennie Ingram says:

    These are so adorable!

  10. Kathy S says:

    Wonderful. The black and ivory papers are always so useful for me.

  11. Ann F. says:

    The Baker’s Box is beautiful!!

  12. Debora L. says:

    Love the papers for this!

  13. Evelyn Valencia says:

    Love Christmas treats.

  14. Carla says:

    The bakers box is wonderful

  15. Kay W says:

    Love the Christmas decorations.

  16. mindy says:

    love the boxes how beautiful , such great talent

  17. Nadine says:

    Looks yummy!

  18. Kat Cashwell says:

    Live the scrapbook paper!!

  19. Kathy Harris says:

    What a great giveaway- I’ve loved everything I have ordered from you and look forward to future orders.

  20. Sylvia L says:

    The Baker’s Box is adorable ! Thank you for the chance to win.

  21. Brian Hughes says:

    so so adorable.

  22. Angie M says:

    So sweet!

  23. Andrea Pretlow says:

    OooooOoooo! Cake!

  24. Victoria M. Simpson says:

    Love it! Can’t wait to try something like that!

  25. I’m dreaming of an old English Christmas tea. Ahhh!

  26. Vera Collier says:

    Love the ivory and black images. So classic!

  27. Kathe Deck says:

    oh my goodness, those are so adorable!

  28. Laurie staffaroi says:

    Awesome project! Sweet

  29. Diane Sanchez says:

    Love the bakers box kit!!!! Adorable!!!!

  30. Jen R says:

    Just bought some goodies. Saw some of these items too. Limited budget so i didn’t get them. Maybe I’ll win!

  31. Judith Kirchner says:

    I love the matchbox idea. My sister and I made a Putz-like glitter house with the pink Christmas paper from the site. Now we have a new idea for next year!

  32. Karen Mallory says:

    Such sweet little vignettes! Love them!

  33. Celia says:

    Wow..this is so cute it is making me hungry….

  34. Debra J says:

    Well as I told my son, you can never have too much Christmas and I love these boxes. Such fun projects. I’m also excited about the new Wee Wings. That is a must have for me :O)
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !

  35. Luanne Shoup says:

    still doing Christmas here!

  36. Jean marmo says:

    Such delightful boxes. Thank you so much!!

  37. Pat Houck says:

    I love baking for Christmas so I’d love to make one of these boxes!

  38. I am going to try to make it

  39. Anastasia Miller says:

    This is such a “sweet” give away. I would love to win.

  40. Nancy AT says:

    I adore these so much. I am not a big Christmas person but these make me more so!

  41. Laurie B says:

    I really like the black and ivory papers 🙂

  42. Pauline P. says:

    All your Papers are soooo yummy!

  43. I love the Christmas box so very nice

  44. Jennifer Sobolewski says:

    Love this!!!

  45. Janet Turner says:

    So cute! Thank you for all the great ideas.

  46. Michele says:

    I adore both these darling Christmas patisserie projects!!! I will do them whether I win or not but it would be a thrilled to win!!!

  47. Barb FD says:

    Hello, everyone- hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and hats off to an awesome, Happy New Year! This has to be one of the most delightful wee boxes yet… and could well be a fantastic item to make for a Valentines’ Day gift, in my opinion.
    However one wishes to use this wonderful little box, it will be an endearing, lovely item to create!

  48. Dona says:

    What a fun distraction – am looking to place an order with all these specials and would love to be a winner as well!

  49. Sheila AR says:

    I find the black and ivory papers interesting–would experiment with leaving some as is and adding color and design to others. And you always need fairy wings! Great matchbox project Nichola!

  50. Anne S. says:

    I’m about to finish up a Halloween project (yes Halloween). Time to start Christmas!

  51. Valerie Johnson says:

    Love the Baker’s Box ! I’m new to Alpha Stamps but bought my first kit in December . What attracted me was all the retro/nostalgic art. I enjoy simply admiring all the goodies online so you can imagine how fun it is to receive that kit in the mail!

  52. Karen Ann says:

    WOW it’s still Christmas. A cake with NO calories

  53. Lea Cook says: