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You’ve Got Mail! New Minis, New Sale & Giveaway!

Filed under Giveaways, Miniatures, Sale, Shannon Cooper

I’m going to jump into the new items first (then move to today’s timely artwork — mainly cuz that artwork leads directly into today’s new sale)!

Lots of cute new miniatures. Dunno what you’d make… bake a cake? 3 of them have a cooking theme (and that pink cake is useful for all kinds of scenes from Valentine’s Day to a bakery).

2 of them are metallic (raw brass or stars) and (oh my!) that brass rosette is pretty fab!

Then there’s a tiny paint can with brush. Just cute as all heck! Dunno that I can link it with the other new items today but still cute!

You’ve Got Mail by Design Team Member Shannon Cooper

Ha! This is just perfect. As 2021 is (sorry to say) following in the footsteps of 2020 in some ways. I love this wee little shrine box! From the woman’s expression to the sweet little collage of tiny envelopes and postage (and hidden envelopes inside, too, as this cover slides off).

Here’s an intro from Shannon’s blog post to get us started:

“In transit.” Those are the words you like to read when you are tracking a package. They bring a bit of excitement to the day. A little while later you check again, because you are anxiously awaiting those Great British Baking Show oven mitts, only to see the same message. Days later, still no change. Sigh. I’m almost expecting random photos of my mitts in different locales to show up in my mailbox. This does not deserve a Paul Hollywood handshake folks.

That being said, I can tell you that I spend a great deal of time in my local post offices and have gotten to know a few employees fairly well. They (well, one postal clerk in particular) have told me of the employee shortages, the influx of holiday mail they are still delivering, plus some crazy weather that’s happened in certain areas, which explained my perpetual “in transit” message. I have seen the teetering stacks of packages behind the counter. It makes me wish I had left my mail carrier a better Christmas gift tied to the mailbox.

So instead of refreshing the USPS Tracking page over and over like a madwoman, I decided to make some art.

Did I mention that Shannon includes a mini tutorial on putting together that tiny box? You can read more and see more photos in Shannon’s blog post. (Plus see below — after the new sale — for a Giveaway that includes everything in Shannon’s supply list!)

New Sale: Boxes & Tins!

Wow! 25% off on ALL Boxes & Tins?! Note: these are items tagged Boxes & Tins in the Collage Supplies section, which includes Shadowboxes (like the one in Shannon’s artwork!

Psst: ALL CLEARANCE ITEMS in this collection are marked down to 50% off!

Over 70 items! The sale ends at midnight PST, FRIDAY night, January 29th.

See the sale collection here!

Here’s examples of clearance items in the sale (50% off)!

You’ve Got Mail Giveaway!

Yes, I said it! EVERYTHING in Shannon’s Supply List is included in today’s Giveaway!

Starting with the 3×3 Kraft Folding Box with Sliding Lid itself (also in the sale!) and on through FIVE collage sheets with tiny envelopes (and that babe herself)!

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

Plus the 3 items in the row below (all picked from the sale!)
Tiny Matchbox Theatre – 3 Inch
4 Inch Coffin Box
Matchbox Skyline Book

To enter the You’ve Got Mail 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, January 29, 2021).

And tell me: what will you make with your shadowboxes and other supplies?

(Psst: each of those 3 extra items below shows art samples by the Design Team!)

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!

We have the winner to announce from Sunday’s Forest Tea Party Giveaway: the winner is Teddee Grace! Check your email for info about your prize package!)

Posted by Leslie, January 28th, 2021

38 responses to “You’ve Got Mail! New Minis, New Sale & Giveaway!”

  1. Rhonda says:

    I love the tiny matchbox theatre. I think something with a Nutcracker ballet would be would be cute

  2. Debbi Decker says:

    Ha! That box is the best and made me laugh. Totally on point lately. That matchbook skyline book screams tiny haunted village to me.

  3. Judy Adamcyk says:

    love the matchbox theatre!

  4. Kathy Toews says:

    I love the box. I would have to make a diorama with it.
    That red paint can and brush is awesome.

  5. LeAnn Aagard says:

    I will make Halloween boxes.

  6. KIM says:

    I’m thinking fill the box with St. Patrick day items.

  7. Love matchbox and coffin
    Tiny theatrewould be great, tiny haunted theater like interview with a vampire would be better!!

  8. Ann F. says:

    I love the mini wooden printers type shadowbox. I’ve been looking for something like that to display some miniatures I have for Christmas time. It would be fun to decorate it.

  9. kat cashwell says:

    This is adorable and it is never too early for halloween!!!

  10. Anne S says:

    I think I would make a tiny Valentine box for collecting tiny Valentines.

  11. Laurie S. says:

    I would make a Halloween 🎃 or a Xmas project! Plenty of ideas 💡!!!!

  12. Arminta says:

    Tiny boxes for tiny treasures! How wonderful!
    I could make a lovely box to hold a newly-created piece of jewelry or an older treasured piece.

  13. Pam Burnham says:

    Ten+ months of this pandemic and 15″ of snow earlier in the week have finally sapped all the creativity from my being. I AM IN DESPERATE NEED OF INSPIRATION!

  14. Kim R says:

    Haha! Good one Shannon! Too funny! I would make a tiny fairy shrine, for starters.

  15. Donna says:

    Yay! I love everything. I’ve always loved getting physical mail…And I love little boxes. This is just perfect. The wheels are turning with what to make.

  16. Laural says:

    So Cute & So Right on the Spot..just received a card from Christmas two days ago!
    I applaud your humor

  17. Jen R says:

    I would use these in multiple projects.

  18. Jackie says:

    I would get started on my Valentine’s Day projects.

  19. Susan Coolidge says:

    I love making handmade Valentine boxes and cards, this giveaway fits the bill!

  20. Lana says:

    In my hands it would turn into a tiny Victorian doll house.

  21. Saundra A. says:

    I just adore the you’ve got mail box! So many pieces of art that also could be made. Not sure exactly what at the moment.

  22. Karen Mallory says:

    Love this! I would make a mini mouse sleeping box!

  23. Deanne D'Aloia says:

    I love little boxes for shrines and precious trinkets….great for making little boxes of art for gifts.

  24. Victoria Banaszak says:

    I feel your pain. I am always waiting for orders to come in.

  25. Denise Bryant says:

    Love all these box samples! The coffin box is a favorite! I’d make a fun ghostly scene with it!

  26. Joyce Skinner says:

    I would make several items with this giveaway. With the “got mail” box, I would make a picture frame for my fur babies.

  27. jo says:

    I would make a spooky Halloween-y valentine!

  28. Rita Grage says:

    I would enjoy making a “magic” box, with Sigils, protection spells, mini herb bottles, words from the masters’ awareness of the world and how we are all connected. “Take a deep breath”.

  29. Thalia Kottke says:

    I love the coffin box, it woud be perfect for my should loving friend.

  30. jean marmo says:

    What fun inspiration. I would make a box for mail for my grandchildren. I have been writing letters for my 3 1/2 year old granddaughter since she was born.

  31. Gabrielle Schmidt says:

    O love the box, very good ideas. I think that I would make a magical Workshop and some of the magic has escaped and the letters are flying around and trying to get out of the window!

  32. JIll MacCartney says:

    I think I would make a Victorian Easter scene.

  33. Sue O says:

    I want to make a scene from “Little Women.”

  34. Barbara Griggs says:

    Oooh, I just love the coffin box, a great home for one of my little skeleton people; and the skyline box fits with the “little houses” motif I have throughout my house.

  35. Lynn Fox says:

    I’d love to do it much as Shannon has, maybe with a few little changes, but it is sweet!

  36. KatheD says:

    I think I see a little Christmas village…

  37. Debra Gibson says:

    I love Match Boxes!!!!!!!! This is a great give away and my creativity can fly!!!!!!! Thank you for the chance to win !! I love Alpha Stamps!!!!!!

  38. Janet Turner says:

    Adorable! I would love to make a Valentine’s Day themed box.