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Olde Curiosity Shoppe is back… and so are lots of BEES

Filed under Art Projects, Back in Stock, Giveaways, Kristin Batsel, Newsletters, Nichola Battilana, Rhea Freitag, Sale

Reminder: The Design Team Call is still open! Note: you can apply as a paper crafter, collage artist, rubber stamper or miniaturist! Short story: deadline for submissions is January 31, 2019. Looking forward to seeing your artwork!

Hey, do you remember the Olde Curiosity Shoppe line of scrapbook papers? Waaaaay back in 2012 (wow!) we first we carried them as single scrapbook papers, and now they’re back as a Deluxe Collector’s Edition!

In addition to TWO EACH of all TWELVE double-sided cardstock sheets from the original collection (12″ x 12″) this set also includes:
– one 12″ x 12″ sticker sheet (cardstock weight)
– one 6″ x 12″ sheet of chipboard die-cuts (a few are shown at right)

The Olde Curiosity Shoppe Deluxe Collector’s Edition 12×12 Pack has got tons of great imagery, from bees and butterflies to potion bottles… and flying pigs?

FLYING PIGS? That reminded me of this great project Design Team Member Kristin Batsel made: A Cabinet of Curiosities (see the photos below). It was made using a garage sale find as the main structure, but Kristin gave step-by-step instructions on sizing papers to fit little cubbies & tips on getting everything planned out for a project with about 50 components. You can still see Kristin’s tutorial on her original project (NOTE: the links on that old post no longer work, though you can still view all the photos and read about the steps. HOWEVER, there is still a current supply list.)

MORE ARTWORK? Wow! That beautiful shadowbox below was made using the original Olde Curiosity Shoppe papers by then Design Team Member Rhea Freitag.

Except for a few bits & bobs (like clocks or glass bottles), pretty much everything in the shadowbox is paper from Olde Curiosity Shoppe!

Certainly not as many cubbies as that wooden faux-printer’s tray that Rhea used, but you could make a similar (if smaller) scene in a shadowbox with the Back in Stock 6×6 Shadowbox (at right).

Psst… see that close-up on the right side of the wide photos below, with the little clock on top of a larger pocket watch: that paper behind the clocks is one of my favorite prints from the collection: BEES! (It’s the backside of a page called “Parlor Wall”… see a photo of me hold a sheet at left.)

Hooray for the MORE BEES are Back Giveaway!

I know! MORE beautiful artwork! We are just getting overwhelmed with eye candy today: the Of Summer & Bees Reliquary at left was made by Design Team Member Nichola Battilana (ages ago but it is well worth revisiting… and TWO of the bees used in it are Back in Stock)!

I’m including EVERYTHING in Nichola’s supply list in today’s Giveaway! That includes:
Arch Top Reliquary Triptych
Honeycomb & Bees Die-Cut Chipboard Set (Back in Stock)
Faux Metal Number Plates
Giant Bronze Bee Charm (Back in Stock)

Just click on this Supply List link for photos and links to everything in Nichola’s artwork, which are also all included in the Giveaway!

Giant Bronze Bee Charm To enter the MORE BEES are Back 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, January 21, 2019).

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 Tiny Bus Stop Giveaway from Thursday’s newsletter? That would be Jen J! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, January 20th, 2019

66 responses to “Olde Curiosity Shoppe is back… and so are lots of BEES”

  1. Patricia Davis says:

    I love the bees and honeycomb die set. wow. I hope I win. thank you

  2. Deanne says:

    I’d love to make some slightly creepy artwork with the bees and vintage ladies.

  3. Valzora Spriggs says:

    what a BEEautiful triptych!

  4. Kim Lucak says:

    I adore bees and the triptych is fantastic!!!

  5. Vera Collier says:

    So glad to see Olde Curiosity Shoppe back. One of my favorite G45 Collections. I could see a lot of neat projects with it by also bee charms.

  6. Jacqualine says:

    I thought it was fantastic that Olde Curiosity Shoppe was back but then I saw the bees! Love it – especially the honeycomb die cut. Great goodies all around!!

  7. Anne Morris says:

    I can’t wait to get started working on my own cabinet of curiosities!

  8. Donna Kottcamp says:

    I just love the reliquary triptych. It makes me think of all the very old church icons. It would be such fun to play with.

  9. KIM says:

    UnBEElievable bees are my theme for valentines card making.

  10. Nadine says:

    Love the bees!

  11. Ann F. says:

    Love the shadow box. Very vintage. I have used the Faux Metal Number Plates in a few altered matchboxes. Love the look.

  12. What’s not to love, bees, triptychs, vintage blushing it all.

  13. Kat Cashwell says:

    This is awesome & I love all the 🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝!!!!

  14. Jean Marmo says:

    Love those arches! The honeybee chipboard set is delightful!

  15. Jen R says:

    This is so gorgeous!

  16. Maria B says:

    Beeutiful. The bee charm is awesome.

  17. Linda Strickland says:

    what an inspiration, about to go broke purchasing it all. lol

  18. Susan Sparke says:

    OMG that little tiny eye chart is cute!

  19. Marilyn shannon says:

    Love love love the bees!!!

  20. Debora L. says:

    Love bees and curiosities! Great project!

  21. I love this curiousity shop everything about it is adorable

  22. Anastasia Miller says:

    I love Nichola’s work, anything she does turns out gorgeous! I would just be thrilled to win.

  23. Gail Shenberger says:

    I really like the honeycomb chipboard .

  24. Kathy S. says:

    This bee just wonderful.

  25. Erin Gardner says:

    I love it. These bees are adorable.

  26. Marilyn Ray says:

    I LOVE bees. This is awesome. How did I miss it the first time?

  27. Jennie says:

    Love the bees!

  28. Pauline Martin says:

    I love creating different rooms and bees 🐝

  29. Nan says:

    I love the arch top reliquary and the bees. So many ideas!

  30. Denise Bryant says:

    Fabulous papers!

  31. Verna says:

    Hope fun! Bees and a little hint of spring. Thanks for the inspiration and the giveaway.

  32. Kee Ostler says:

    I love the old curiosity shop! That project is brilliant. The triptych with the bees is gorgeous as well, so much eye candy and so many ideas!

  33. Sandie says:

    Another great project. The arch to reliquary triptych is great. So many options.

  34. Laural says:


  35. Kathe Deck says:

    it doesn’t get any better – Olde Curiosity Shoppe and BEES! Thanks for the eye candy and the chance to win!

  36. Marykay says:

    Wonderful project!

  37. Traci says:

    My favorite collection by G45. Love the images and Kristin’s shadow box.

  38. Jaimi B says:

    So much goodness, unlimited possibilities! I love that giant bronze bee so much!

  39. Laurie B says:

    All great artwork! I would love, love, love to win this giveaway 🙂

  40. Nancy E says:

    Very cool. I have a friend who is a beekeeper, think it would be a great gift!

  41. Karen Mallory says:

    What fun projects. Love them all!!

  42. Nancy AT says:

    Wow! I love it all.

  43. Jo says:

    I love these ideas- I have a shadow box and this is the perfect inspiration!

  44. Roe says:

    Been wanting to do a trypyic for a while. The bee idea makes me smile. I want to do this

  45. Debbie Stine says:

    Meaning of my name is “Bee”. It would be exciting to receive.

  46. Sharon says:

    Your giveaways are always wonderful, but this one is really extraordinary! Crossing my fingers…

  47. Carol Slowik says:

    Bees are the best!! Love this giveaway!! Thanks!

  48. Sylvia L says:

    II love the bee theme. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  49. BarbMac Vt says:

    Totally loving the honeycomb and 🐝🐝🐝🐝 chipboard! This is one of my favorite G45 collections and I love both of these creations! TFS!
    Congratulations Jen on being the winner of the last giveaway! Enjoy creating with these yummy goodies!

  50. Cindy M says:

    Very sweet giveaway! Everyone loves bees!

  51. Kathy Udlinek says:

    Bees are wonderful to this old farm girl. and I love the reliquary triptych and am thinking about using it to frame my best friends (after I copy their photos over into black & white)

  52. This reliquary was one of my favorite pieces ever on your site. When you first featured it, I ordered the honeycomb chipboard and metal bees to make several bee themed items. It is just wonderful with all its texture and color layers. Would love to win this one and make more bee stuff.

  53. Celia says:

    Love OCS paper. .have used it a lot. Bee-cause it is cool!

  54. Janet Turner says:

    I love the bee theme. I’ve spent the last year luring them to my garden.

  55. Lea Cook says:

    It’s the bee’s knees!

  56. Christi Conley says:

    Love this!! But I love everything you guys do!

  57. Carla says:

    Great artwork!

  58. Lee Maynard says:

    Bees, bees, and more bees. I love bees.

  59. Elizabeth H. says:

    Great giveaway!

  60. Eve Watters says:

    Wow- I love everything in this one! I love to play with arches and such imagery, and we keep bees and love to use them in artwork whenever I can…images of bees that is, I wouldn’t want to sacrifice a real one…

  61. LeAnn Aagard says:

    Happy to have this back. One of my favorites. And the bees!

  62. Lana says:

    Just is just the bee’s knees!

  63. Love love love bees and butterflies! Would be so awesome to win! Thanks for the opportunity!

  64. Andrea Pretlow says:

    I would love to get bzzzzzzy on this project!

  65. Jennifer Sobolewski says:

    I love the layout and the bees!