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New Tabbed Blank Book & Artwork (+ Die-Cuts on Sale!)

Filed under Art Projects, Back in Stock, Butterfly Garden Kit, Giveaways, Halloween, Rhonda Secrist Thomas, Sale

Wow! A beautiful book by Rhonda Thomas, using the new 5×7 Black Tabbed Book shown at right; lots of new & back in stock items (including Halloween papers and dinosaurs (?!)) — and a 30% off sale on the Die-Cut Shapes section!

The Butterfly Garden 12×12 Paper Pad (shown at left, and related to the 6×6 size that’s also included in this month’s kit) is perfect for covering a larger project, like the…

Butterfly Garden Flip Book by Design Team Member Rhonda Thomas

Isn’t this lovely? Rhonda mixed papers from both the 6×6 and 12×12 size Butterfly Garden pads with the new 5×7 Black Tabbed Book and the result is just beautiful!

Here’s an intro from Rhonda’s blog post:

Lately, I have been searching through antique shops and thrift stores for old books full of butterflies, birds, flowers, ferns and mushrooms. They can be really hard to find. I have always been fond of vintage ephemera and using layers upon layers in my art work. So this month’s “Butterfly Garden Kit” has really been a treat for me.

As detailed as my flip book is, it really took little effort to put it all together. And the only real vintage items I used were millinery flowers that I have collected over the years and the labels from the hats they adorned. I also used a few pieces from a gorgeous “Butterfly Garden Ephemera” set that is available to purchase separately from the kit.

I added the Wide Letter Box Accordion Book to one of my pages and attached it with a bit of twine. [Note: a photo of the accordion book is below in the Giveaway section.] I really love how the black background frames the papers, collage sheet images, and looks so rich with the purple hues of the papers.

I sooo agree! The purples and lavenders in the scrapbook papers (and the 2 collage sheets designed to coordinate) look great against the black background. The silver hand charm and the bronze bee charm in close-ups below are a fun addition, too.

Beside the few photos shown here (and below in the Giveaway section), visit Rhonda’s blog post for lots more info & photos! And here’s a link to the full supply list.

New & Back in Stock Goodies!

So many new things to mention today, they’re not all covered in the previews below! Click here to see all 18 of them!

Hooray… the Halloween papers from Shannon Cooper’s recent Black Hat Society Art Coin Mini Book are back in stock! And how cute are those new tiny dinosaurs?!

Keep reading (too) as there’s a FLASH SALE, related to all the chipboard shapes!

Die-Cut Chipboard Shapes ON SALE!

This is a 30% off sale on the Die-Cut Shapes Section. (Mostly chipboard but some acrylic shapes, too!)

Over 120 options… including the highlights below (and the chipboard already shown above)!

The sale ends at midnight on SATURDAY night, June 1st. Click: FLASH SALE to see everything!

Tabbed Book & Butterflies Giveaway!

And that promised photo of Rhonda’s accordion book! This smaller book fits in a shallow pocket Rhonda made on one of the larger Black Tabbed Book pages, using a strip of scrapbook paper as the pocket (plus adding twine to secure the book). That will make more sense when you see more photos in Rhonda’s blog post.

Soooo many pretty options for this Giveaway! I picked out these items from Rhonda’s supply list:
– The Butterfly Garden Kit (that includes 1 each of all the designs in the 6×6 paper pad — and the 2 collage sheets that Rhonda used as pockets for tags throughout her project… AND 3 metal charms, including the fancy bee on the book cover)
5×7 Black Tabbed Book
Silver Hand Charm or Connector
Flora ATCs Collage Sheet (shown at far right and above in the accordion book)
Wide Letter Box Accordion Book

To enter the Tabbed Book & Butterflies Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment below on this blog post TODAY, TOMORROW or SATURDAY (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, Saturday Night, June 8, 2019).

And what are you going to make? You’ll have a black tabbed book, purple-y hued floral papers, 3 collage sheets, a black accordion book, and lots of butterfly/bee images (and charms).

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 Butterfly Garden Kit Giveaway from Sunday’s newsletter? That would be Joan Allard! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, June 6th, 2019

41 responses to “New Tabbed Blank Book & Artwork (+ Die-Cuts on Sale!)”

  1. Diana Kelly says:

    I love the purple and black combination as well. Rhonda you are after my heart. Lovely.

  2. Kathy Toews says:

    I would follow a garden theme for this book.

  3. Jean Marmo says:

    A gorgeous book! This would be lovely filled with flowers as well as butterflies!

  4. Diana Funk says:

    The butterfly book is so pretty. Rhonda is very talented. Good work !

  5. jackie says:

    I’d slip that black cat in the book.

  6. Ina Good says:

    A Butterfly tabbed book of course just like hers!!! Well almost!

  7. Rhonda S says:

    A tab book is something different. so cute

  8. Ann F. says:

    Rhonda’s books are stunning! Always impressive.

  9. Dorothy P. says:

    I would make mine all for the bees!

  10. Kathy S. says:

    A definite yes to the tabbed book and vintage colors.

  11. Nancy E says:

    This is just so beautiful!

  12. Barbara A says:

    Black,purple and butterflies, what a wonderful combination. Love it.

  13. Denise Bryant says:

    Beautiful creations! I’d love to make a garden-themed tabbed book!

  14. Kimberly says:

    I love this tabbed book! a butterfly specimen book comes to mind.

  15. Michelle G. says:

    I love this tabbed book, I would love to make a fairy themed book

  16. Ronda Liebert says:

    I love this – it is so creative and beautiful. I would like to use the book to make an Alice in Wonderland themed book. 🙂

  17. Angie M says:

    I love that the book base is black. I’d make a bee book for my best friend

  18. Traci says:

    Not often we see a mini album. This is so pretty love the violet color and pretty images. >^..^<

  19. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    Great idea. Loves the colors. I think I’d do an Alice in Wonderland book or a Halloween one.
    So hard to choose.

  20. Laural says:

    I’m swooning for the beautiful work and ideas on this blog.

  21. Janet Stoffel says:

    I love this kit it would make a great gift for my friend!!

  22. Carol Feiner says:

    That tabbed book is calling to me…

  23. Janet Turner says:

    I love the tabbed book ideas. I would love getting my hands on those butterfly papers.

  24. Karen Mallory says:

    Fun! I would make a nature booklet for my 8 yr old granddaughter!

  25. Lea Cook says:

    So many treasures, so little time!

  26. Carla M says:

    The tabbed book is precious!

  27. Beautiful book I would love to try making one

  28. Kim Lucak says:

    Oh I adore the butterfly accordion book!!! Just lovely 🙂

  29. Amy says:

    What a beautiful garden journal this would make.

  30. BarbMac Vt says:

    I am totally speechless! My mind is going a mile a minute thinking about all the different books I would make my using these awesome goodies! 🤞✨💖✨🤞✨💖✨💫✨💖✨🤞✨💖✨🤞

  31. Judy Goodwin says:

    I’m thinking of a family history book for one of my grandsons. The vintage garden theme would be a great background.

  32. Laurie B says:

    The lavender in the papers are perfect. Another beautiful project!

  33. Catharine McCammon says:

    I’ve been calling my grandbaby the bumblebee since DAY ONE…What fun to make a little black and yellow booklet of happy milestones now that she is five!

  34. lynn legge says:

    I love this paper collection..and surely would love to make a tabbed book with it….such beautiful inspiration as always…and so many things to put on my wish list…

  35. jo says:

    love the dinos and the black cat cutouts!

  36. Lee Maynard says:

    The tab book looks great

  37. Kat Cashwell says:

    I love the purple papers !! Would love to make accordion book with old family photos!!!!

  38. Carol Slowik says:

    I would love to make “A Beekeeper’s Paradise” Book for my boss who is a beekeeper!

  39. Lorna E. says:

    Lovely project from Rhonda. I think I’d like to do a family keepsake book about an orchard we used to have.

  40. Kay W says:

    So beautiful! I would make a garden book