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New Kit! Gnome & Fairy Sale! ALL Paper 40-50% off!

Filed under Cat's Away... 2019, Collage Sheets, Fairy Garden, Giveaways, New Year Gnomes Kit, Rhonda Secrist Thomas

Holiday Closure & After-Christmas Sale

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

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

Reminder #2: ALL Scrapbook Paper is on sale at 40% off! Plus clearance paper is on Sale at 50% off! This is HUGE (over 260 items), including single sheets AND paper sets/pads! The scrapbook paper sale also runs through Wednesday night, January 1st!

Moving to today’s news: Not only is this the announcement of the January kit (and a related one-day sale), but we have fun artwork from Design Team Member Rhonda Thomas! Let’s start by looking at the new kit…

New Year Gnomes Kit

Happy New Year! And these whimsical gnomes wish you a Happy New Year, too!

There is so much good stuff in this kit! From 3 new scrapbook papers with images from snowy trees to beautiful night skies (and wood creatures, a gnome home door, 3 red mushrooms, and a tiny gnome)! And 2 new collage sheets with some larger gnomes sized for that front door!

That fairy door comes with a set of overlays plus a sign and a mushroom. And the set of small woodland shapes in the kit may also contain a mushroom (note: there are bunches more options than what is shown here… 2 styles of hedgehogs, more leaves and acorns and squirrels, etc. — you’ll get a random set of 6 wooden shapes but they may not exactly match the ones in the photos on this page). See the Wooden Woodland Fairy Shape Mix page for more photos.

Go see the new kit for more info and more photos (plus more coordinating goodies and artwork are below).

What else is new today?

Tons of gnome- and woodland-related items! Click here to see everything new today! (like FIVE new collage sheets!)
See the Flash Sale below that includes tons of these new items!

A Little Place Called Gnomeville by Rhonda Thomas

If you ever find yourself deep in the forest, you might be lucky enough to come along to a little place known as Gnomeville.

There is a wonderful cabin there, with a foundation of beautiful stone where all are welcome.

On any given night, you can peek in the back window and see gnomes gathered around a warm fire, sipping on warm cider with smiles and laughter on all.

One of my favorite things to see there are the grand toadstools that pop up all over, which I’ve heard is a sign of good luck. What a fabulous way to bring in a New Year!

Thank you, Rhonda! Your project is beautiful! I love how you turned the 4.5 x 5.5 Inch Mini Folio into a house structure (and added all the mossy goodies over the wooden door).

Go visit Rhonda’s blog post for more photos (like the other side of the house)! Plus, here’s her supply list to find more of those forest supplies. And read on, as goodies from Rhonda’s artwork are in today’s Giveaway.

ONE-DAY 40% off SALE on EVERYTHING Gnome & Fairy Themed!

Wow! Another HUGE group: from (tons of) Collage Sheets to Miniatures to Miscellaneous Supplies (a big mixed-up group that includes wood and chipboard shapes, naturals (pine cones and grapevine wreaths), silicone molds, etc.). And see the tags in the theme section for links to even more categories. 180 items! (Including most everything new today — like that first item below, which is also in the kit and is on the front of Rhonda’s house!)

Plus: anything on clearance or a rubber stamp in this collection is marked down to 50% off!

The Gnome & Fairy Theme sale ends TONIGHT, December 29th at midnight PST.

Highlights from the Gnomes & Fairies Theme Sale!

Hooray for the Gnome Home Giveaway!

Aw… there’s another photo of A Little Place Called Gnomeville!

Starting off this Giveaway: I’m including one of the New Year Gnomes Kits! That will give you the wood fairy door, birch wood paper, red mushrooms and woodland shapes Rhonda used in her artwork.

Plus see below for pics of THREE more items included in the Giveaway (and from Rhonda’s supply list, too):
Small Stone Wall Texture Sheet
Spring Green Lichen Mix
4.5 x 5.5 Inch Mini Folio

Bonus: already shown above and in that round window in the photo at right: Gnome & Mushroom Ornaments Collage Sheet!

To enter the Gnome Home Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, SUNDAY Night, December 29, 2019). The winner will be announced TOMORROW in the DAY FIVE Cat’s Away Newsletter (with a last New Sale)!

And what are you going to make?

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

(Speaking of Giveaways, we have the winner to announce from yesterday’s Beach Theme Sale Giveaway. The winner is Donna Kottcamp! Check your email for info about your prize package!)

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 1/2/20) and the sale in general, please see the While the Cat’s Away…” Daily Giveaways: Year 12! 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 29th, 2019

50 responses to “New Kit! Gnome & Fairy Sale! ALL Paper 40-50% off!”

  1. Mary Sparks says:

    I would love to make a gnome book

  2. Erin says:

    This little kit is adorable.

  3. Nadine says:

    This gives me so many great ideas!

  4. Jen says:

    I love gnomes!!

  5. Gerry Sue PIERSON says:

    I need this! Love anything gnomes.

  6. Ann F. says:

    My daughter-in-law loves gnomes and mushrooms!!!

  7. Nancy O says:

    Such a fun kit to start the New Year.

  8. Deb Kaste says:

    Love these gnomes! So cute. So much fun….!!!

  9. Noreen says:

    Love the little gnomes! I feel like I say I love it about everything you show, but it’s true, everything is so cute! Or so perfect for tiny little scenes.

  10. Helen says:

    Love, Love, Love this kit!

  11. Kim R says:

    Gnome sweet gnome! Love it!

  12. Roxanne L. says:

    Oh man…such good sales! I already put in an order 2 days ago during the Valentine sale day…if I order more,can it just go w/the same order thereby shipping is covered from the first order? Anyhow…thanks for the chance to win! Love Alpha Stamps products!

  13. Karen Anno says:

    Gnomes live in my garden they are always Welcome

  14. Marilyn Ray says:

    There are only three words to say About this. I NEED IT. !!!!!

  15. Wendy Smith says:

    Love the idea of a ‘New Years Gnome’. That is an adorable house using the folio. Thanks for the great ideas, so cute! Would love to win 🙂

  16. Janet Stoffel says:

    Gnomes are so much fun! I love it.

  17. Maria B says:

    The wall texture sheet has real possibilities in ny head. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

  18. Jean Marmo says:

    This is the cutest! We love faeries and gnomes. I would make something for my twin sister’s birthday next month!

  19. Denise Bryant says:

    Love the Gnome Home! That door is so cute!

  20. Roberta Newman says:

    I want to begin making gnome and fairy things for my neighbors’ children. I’d be very grateful to receive this gift. Thanks!

  21. Susan ML says:

    Such cute gnomes! Loving Rhonda’s art work! I would like to make a gnome home scene with mushrooms for all the “wee folk” in the garden!

  22. I’ve been creating gnomes and fairies for my granddaughters. Rhonda’s art is wonderful, a real inspiration!

  23. Anne S. says:

    Love the gnomes. What fun!

  24. Laurie S says:

    I love, love, gnomes, the home scene would be awesome to make!!!

  25. Winnie says:

    This is a lovely kit!

  26. Jeanine Ronzoni says:

    Love these old fashioned gnomes! Reminds me of the the village my grandparents had under their Christmas tree. I still have many of the antique gnomes!

  27. Kat Cashwell says:

    Love the wooden pieces in this kit! The gnomes are too cute!!

  28. Janet Turner says:

    Adorable! I love making fairy gardens and those gnomes are too cute.

  29. Joan Allard says:

    Gnomes and Fairies live in my garden, I adore them. This is fun kit.

  30. I am in love with the door and the Gnomes as well! Thanks

  31. Gail says:

    Rhonda’s Gnomeville is so cute. I must have one!

  32. Jennie I says:

    OMG, this is so freakin’ cute!

  33. Lynn Fox says:

    This is sweeter than sweet!! I will be making gnomes for my granddaughters…and myself! Bring them on!

  34. Nancy Anderson says:

    These are lovely and inspiring. I want to make a diorama of elfdom.

  35. Karen Mallory says:

    I love the little woodland critters! I would make some kind of whimsical forest/fairy scene!

  36. Celia says:

    Glad the cat’s away so the gnomes can play! I have become entranced of gnomes this holiday.

  37. Kim Lucak says:

    Really cute giveaway!!!

  38. Daylan says:

    I would make a magical woods scene book. Gnome for the holidays!

  39. Megan R Warren says:

    My mother would love a gnome scene. I would have so much fun making her one for her birthday

  40. Barbara A says:

    What a fun idea!

  41. Pauline Martin says:


  42. Sara Tann says:

    Wow, this book so speaks to me. I remember looking at the book called Gnomes and feeling like the forest was such a mysterious and magical place. This little book brings back all those nasalgic feelings, so wonderful! 🙂

  43. Sheila R says:

    Gnomes, fairies and all the little creatures make life in the forest so magical! Great kit to start the New Year.

  44. Laural says:

    Loving Gnomes since childhood. I love this idea of making a book so detailed.

  45. Roe says:

    Too stinking cute. I love it.

  46. Deborah Thomas says:

    I would love to make this! I love both gnomes and fairies!

  47. jackie says:

    those gnomes are so cute

  48. Kathe Deck says:

    the gnomes and fairies are all great, the birch paper is stunning, Rhonda’s Gnomeville is so much fun!

  49. Lana says:

    Love the fun whimsical theme on this giveaway.