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Voyage Beneath the Sea with Art x3, New Minis, Giveaway & Sale!

Filed under Art Projects, Back in Stock, Giveaways, Kristin Batsel, Nichola Battilana, Rhea Freitag, Summer/Beach

It’s back! The Voyage Beneath the Sea 8×8 Paper Pad has beautiful bright Caribbean colors with seahorses and mermaids (and some steampunk elements, too).

Oh, and a treat! When we last had this pad (5 years ago — yikes!) the Design Team made some amazing artwork so I’ve picked out 3 to highlight (2 immediately below, both using the 3D Treasure Chest that was new at that time, and the 3rd project down in today’s Giveaway)!

That Steampunk Mermaid Box (above left) was created by Guest Designer Rhea Freitag. Isn’t it amazing! I love all the texture (and the mix of metal and chipboard… and mermaids and gears). Here’s the original post with more info, and the supplies still available.

The Sea of Wonders Treasure Chest (above right) was made by Design Team Member Kristin Batsel
So bright and colorful — and so clever!. Here’s a bit of text from Kristin’s blog post:

“When you open the lid: treasure! This chest is the perfect size to hold three matchboxes side by side. In fact, they fit so perfectly that instead of covering the outsides of the matchbox with paper, I used the paper itself as the outside cover, which allows them to all fit without being too tight.

“The drawers of each matchbox have a patina conch shell charm on the front. Pull on that to view the contents of the drawers.”

Note: this project was before we moved the site in 2018, so you can see more pics & read more on Kristin’s post but use THIS supply list link.

What else is new today? More Miniatures!

I gotta say: all of these new items coordinate so well color-wise with the beachy art & papers shown above! Plus I’m outta space so one back-in-stock beachy charm is shown below in the Giveaway!

NEW Sale: Beachy Collage Supplies

Sweet! These supplies include lots of chipboard shapes but also a few oddballs like molds and resin starfish cabs. (“Oddballs” as all these items are from the “collage supplies” section: not other sections like the seashell charms.) All on sale at least 25% off! Over 30 items!

The sale ends SATURDAY NIGHT, June 12th at midnight PST. See the entire sale collection here!

Under the Sea Giveaway!

Hey, I promised you more artwork, and this tiny project does not disappoint! Design Team Member Nichola Battilana made a beautiful shrine (and smaller than you might think) with the Tiny Matchbox Theatre, mixed with papers from the Voyage Beneath the Sea Paper Pad.

I love these little theatres! Tiny chipboard shadowboxes with a wrap-around cover like a matchbox. Now I’ll let Nichola talk, as she speaks so eloquently (that girl must be part fairy… or sea nymph):

Some people have sea water in their blood. They love the sea like I love the moon. While those waters may not run quite so deeply for me, I appreciate the beauty of the barnacled.

The base of this piece is a Tiny Matchbox Theatre. I do love theatres (and an underwater one would be amazing!) but instead chose to make mine into a sort of underwater pocket shrine.

Note (again): this project was before we moved the site in 2018, so you can see more pics & read more on Nichola’s post but use THIS supply list link to see all the supplies still available… AND all of those supplies are included in this prize!

Plus I’m adding THREE more items shown below:
Patina Scallop Shell Charms (back in stock)
Patina Sea Horse Charm (a substitute charm for the seahorse in the bottom left of the cover of Nichola’s artwork)
Pink Mermaid Sequin Mix (another substitute for the sequins used all over the place — and they’re part of the new sale)

To enter the Under the Sea 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, June 11, 2021).

And tell me: what will you make with these supplies?

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!

The Moldy Morty’s Market Giveaway winner from the last newsletter? Drum roll, please: The winner is Joanne Scott! Please check your email for more information.

Now don’t forget the Beachy Collage Supplies Sale ends Saturday night!

Posted by Leslie, June 10th, 2021

41 responses to “Voyage Beneath the Sea with Art x3, New Minis, Giveaway & Sale!”

  1. Jackie says:

    some beautiful, inspiring projects here.

  2. Nancy says:

    This is amazing! I just am in inspired by all of Nichola’s creations. She never disappoints!

  3. jean marmo says:

    LOVE the sea horses. So cute! An inspiring project!

  4. Ann F. says:

    I’ve always had a special fondness for sea horses!

  5. Patti Flasch says:

    Perfect inspiration for the warm days ahead…I am always amazed by what your designers come up with.

  6. Kim R says:

    Love the colors + that Voyage paper is excellent!

  7. Alana Torelli says:

    Love this! I can see a tiny box full of treasures pulled from the deep surrounded by tentacles (I have a clay mold).

  8. DeboraL says:

    Love the box and all the goodies!

  9. Monica Gabehart says:

    Under the Sea is one of my favorite collections – mermaids and steampunk, does it get any better? Love the look of this matchbox shrine!

  10. kat c says:

    Gorgeous papers – would definitely make a under the sea themed project!

  11. Anne S says:

    What a perfect summer project.

  12. KIM says:

    What a wonderful giveaway ,prefect project for the summer.

  13. Nadine says:

    A beautiful beachy project!

  14. Laural says:


  15. Jen R says:

    I love this piece. The rich colors in the paper -swoon!

  16. Ronda Liebert says:

    I love everything on this page!!!

  17. Judy Adamcyk says:

    Love Atlantis! Under the sea would be wonderful!

  18. Maria B says:

    I’m a sucker for all things sea and all things bee. What creative projects you featured.

  19. Marilyn Ray says:

    I love sea themed projects. This project is awesome.

  20. Jen Valukas says:

    I love ocean and sea themed artwork – ocean patinas are my favorite colors. Beautiful project!

  21. Deborah Cox says:

    One of my all time favorite paper lines and some great projects! What could be better!

  22. Deb says:

    Gorgeous color combination. I love the detail on the projects.

  23. Kathy Toews says:

    Beautiful colors and wonderful patterns.

  24. Mary DePew says:

    Absolutely gorgeous. I love all things ocean- and Graphic 45-related, so a perfect combination!

  25. DIane Alterman says:

    So creative as always

  26. Jo says:

    This is such a beautiful project! The colors are so pretty and well co-ordinated – i love it!

  27. Jaimi Bailey says:

    I love the Steampunk Mermaid box. I made something similar for my husband with a pirate theme. I’d love to make a matchbox theater to go with it.

  28. Victoria A Banaszak says:

    Wow! I love the samples! The colors are great!

  29. Karen Mallory says:

    Lovely giveaway! I love the idea of making an under the sea jewelry box!

  30. SUSAN M BROWNING says:

    A treat for we Pisceans!

  31. Donna says:

    I just love the little shrines…and a beach with no sand. That’s perfect for me!

  32. Denise Bryant says:

    Beautiful projects!
    I would make a holder for a pretty seaglass necklace I purchased while on a trip several years ago. On my travels, I happened on an arts & crafts show where I bought the necklace.

  33. Roe says:

    i would love to make this pocket shrine. I love to go kind of steampunky with my undersea crafts.

  34. Karen Adams says:

    Another awesome project!

  35. Gerry Sue Pierson says:

    I love all things that have to do with the sea. An amazing art project!

  36. Ina Good says:

    I like ve everything to do with beaches oceans sea animals corals etc ! I’m a beach girl! Your chest is amazing!

  37. Elizabeth says:

    Nice theme for summer

  38. Sandra l. says:

    The projects never cease to amaze me. Yet again, one more fantastic and amazing project. This one perfect for me as I live at the beach.

  39. Sharon says:

    Love anything to do with the sea and the colors in this are beautiful.