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    Big Top Tunnel Book & Giveaway!

    Filed under Art Projects, Bella's Corner, Design Team, Giveaways, Newsletters, Sale

    Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. But you can try searching on the same names (as links below) on the new site.

    A very big show in such a little book by Design Team Member Kristin Batsel! The Big Top Tunnel Book uses the 4×4 Die-Cut Chipboard Frame Set as a base and Kristin’s favorite collage sheets: The Tiny Circus and Circus Parade (both On Sale!).

    Plus, Teri Calia created a very special Circus Tunnel Parts Collage Sheet (New and On Sale!) with a set of “parts” (including curtains, banners and a circus tent top) to make your own version of Kristin’s Circus Tunnel Book!

    If you remember Design Team Member Kira Nichols’s Tunnel Book Tutorial, the same easy steps for making a tunnel book can be used with Kristin’s circus theme.

    See more pictures of Kristin’s book on her blog.

    And why are all 3 of those fab circus collage sheets on sale?? ‘Cause Leslie put BOTH the Circus/Clowns Collage Sheets AND Circus/Clowns Rubber Stamps sections On Sale! (but only through THIS Saturday evening, June 22nd). And check below for the Giveaway Leslie pulled together with a ton of stuff to make a Circus book (or 2 or 3…)


    Are you ready? For the Big Top Circus Book Giveaway!? I’ve pulled just about every item Kristin used in her book … plus a couple extra goodies (ok… more than a couple) that I thought worked well with the theme and the palette (yay gold and red!); here are just a few highlights (in addition to the 3 collage sheets listed above):
    – Circus Dancers Stickers On Sale!
    Goldenrod Seam Binding
    Le Cirque: Circus Parade Scrapbook Paper On Sale!
    Metal Hands
    Printed Chipboard Watch Faces On Sale!
    Mixed Gold Filigrees

    To enter the Big Top Circus Book Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post by midnight, June 21, 2013 (Friday night PST). (Don’t forget to leave your email address, too, so I can contact the winner; note, 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!

    By Sunday morning’s newsletter, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via Random.org). So make sure to check back Sunday to see who won!

     Highlights of On Sale Circus-Themed Goodies (also in the Giveaway!)  

    You Will Be Surprised Rubber Stamp. View all sale Rubber Stamps

    Circus Parade Collage Sheet
    . View all sale Collage Sheets

    Afternoon Muse Chipboard Album

    Circus Horse Stickers

    Posted by MizBella, June 20th, 2013

    130 responses to “Big Top Tunnel Book & Giveaway!”

    1. Sheila Lundquist says:

      I am loving this Big Top Circus and there are several way I can use it. You can always make a circus no matter the season.

    2. Trish Werther says:

      Circus is one of my most fave themes! Love the tunnel book.

    3. Deb Neerman says:

      WoW, what an amazing project! Love, love, love it! Thanks for the chance to win the kit!!

    4. Karen K says:

      abra-cadabra… take care of the animals and what’s not to like… who can wait until Sunday… I’m ordering now!

    5. Beverly S says:

      How fun is this?! Would love to win the kit 😀

    6. Mary McC says:

      I would love to make this book for my great niece, who is 4. She has just been to her first circus. this book is great!

    7. Jennifer H says:

      Love it! How much fun it would be to win this kit! Keeping my fingers crossed!

    8. Ann C says:

      I love the vintage feel of this circus set!

    9. Darlene Propp says:

      wow! Circus. So fun. I just signed up to go see my very first circus. This would be so fun to win!

    10. Marla b says:

      Send in the clowns! I want it all- so perfect for my circus of a life!

    11. Joann Alexander says:

      This is wonderful! Everything I have received from Alpha Stamps has been wonderful! I am never disappointed! Thank you!

    12. gbrame says:

      I love this theme! So many possibilities and those possibilities are exciting! What a stash! Lovely choices and inspiration.

    13. Carrie says:

      What a wonderful give away! So much to look at and so many things to create. Would love to try my hand at making a tunnel book with this set.

    14. IKE says:

      WoWza – that is an amazing creation. Superb !!!
      Thank you for the chance to enter the Giveaway 🙂
      IKE xxxx

    15. judy says:

      This brings back so many happy memories of when i was a kid. Our family would go see all the animals in the circus. clowns, my Dad was one, cotton candy and roasted peanuts. I would so love to win this as i would make it for my oldest sister who loves the circus to this day. What wonderful produts, keep up the great work~

    16. susan salyer says:

      I have been addicted to Alpha pretties for years I will never stop 🙂 hope to win out of your generosity..who would nt want the pretties here :)Thank you for the chance
      susan s

    17. carol says:

      Oh no just when i thought my next project had to an Alice book and here come this circus to tempt me. if i could only win it will help me decide. thanks

    18. Jan Korzenaskie says:

      Love the circus theme!!

    19. Traci says:

      I would so love to win this it is so darn cute and I love the circus theme-such a great project. Love Alpha Stamps!

    20. I love the colors and the stripes that are always a part of circus themed art! It’s just a wonderful celebration!

    21. Amanda Miller says:

      Thus is so fun!

    22. Jennifer Brockob says:

      What an incredibly sweet idea! I love all of the colors and imagery! This book would make an awesome and unique gift for a special someone! Thank you!

    23. Carolyn Bowlby says:

      I’m drooling! What more can I say.

    24. The circus, & clowns in particular (especially vintage ones), have been a passion of mine forever. What a clever idea to incorporate all of the performers into a book..! Looks like my circus stash will be increasing dramatically, so let the shopping begin. Wouldn’t it be fun to win my very own Greatest Show on Earth..? (Can you EVER be too old for a circus?)

    25. Connie Williams says:

      How could anyone not love the circus! The colors, the smell and the sites. Thank you for putting memories together on paper!

    26. Melissa says:

      I love the circus alphabet. I own it and use it often.

    27. Kathy Bumb says:

      I love your tutorials and your fantastic store-keep up the great work.

    28. Mary Pendergrass says:

      I do love the circus and I’ve been so good in not spending money because of some splurges earlier but I can’t resist all the circus goodies. I’d love to win the giveaway but not winning won’t stop me from adding to the stash of circus stuff I already have from Alpha Stamps. You have new things and I love the digital collage sheets since that means I have the images to use as many times as I want.

    29. Pat says:

      Just when I thought it was safe to visit Alpha Stamps! Wham! This wonderfully whimsical circus tunnel book has stolen my heart. It’s a beautiful creation with so many delightful elements. Thank you for the inspiration!

    30. Phoebe Diamond says:

      Oh oh oh , I want this sooo badly! My circus folder is growing but always has room for more things.

    31. Sharon Bolmey says:

      Alpha Stamps has me addicted to the circus! Thanks for offering such a FUN giveaway!

    32. Mary Kaifer says:

      OH! What a wonderful kit!! I would LOVE to win this!!

    33. Alpha has always been a big source for my artistic juices! I wish I could afford to buy ALL the things in the store. I’d love to get a circus ‘goodie bag’.

    34. Theresa Goldman says:

      wow, wow, wow, what a great giveaway. Let’s see who the lucky clown will be, get it, clown. ha….Teri always creates the best circus pieces, she and Kristen…..

    35. Trudy Harris says:

      How fun is this set of detailed ephemera. I hope i win and receive the goodies before the end of summer. Boxes are my thing and i have the perfect box to turn into a gorgeous big
      top in a box! I am excited!

    36. Janet Farina says:

      I always want to make a circus book but don’t know where to start! This is the give away for me.

    37. Cocoa says:

      What a great summer art project and how great of a give-away prize!!!

    38. Marilyn H says:

      All I can say is WOW!

    39. all these goodies look fantastic! thanks for the chance to win some. I love the book. looks like tones of goodness!

    40. Theresa May says:

      Please toss my hat into the ring, or three! This is the coolest giveaway yet.

    41. amelia majeska says:

      Please pick me to win this beautiful
      circus kit.

    42. Marcia Greer says:

      Man! There is just nothing better than waking up with a cuppa and reading GIVEAWAY! from Alpha Stamps. You’ve outdone yourself again…circus tunnel. Seriously? great idea.

    43. Georgina Garcia says:

      Love Alpha Stamps and love, love, love, love anything circus themed. Pleeeeeeeeaaaassssse pick me. First time commenting because this is THE one.

    44. Pam says:

      The circus IS in town and I hope it won’t leave w/o me. A tunnel book – I’d LOVE the give-away to come to MI!!

    45. Maryanne says:

      Love the circus and I love this book. The collection of goodies is wonderful and I can think of so many projects to use them in. I love Alpha Stamps products!

    46. Corinne Marie says:

      To much fun! I want to run away to the circus!! 🙂

    47. I love this tunnel book, the circus was my favorite as a child.. What Summer fun with this GREAT giveaway.

    48. Pam Weiler says:

      I just went to the circus. This would be so much fun to make!! Thank you for a fabulous giveaway.

    49. Lorna Dufrane says:

      Looks like a whole lot of fun!!!!

    50. Evelyn Valencia says:

      Love vintage circus. Would really love to win this kit. Thanks for offering this chance.

    51. Jo says:

      OMG! I absolutely LOVE the circus theme!! It is so cool!
      I would love to win this giveaway! Thank you for setting it up!
      It is awesome!

    52. Maggie M says:

      Oh! Me, me, me, please! I love the big top! Amazing giveaway!

    53. Chris Lynch says:

      What a cool idea and a great give away! I need some inspiration…

    54. Holly M says:

      Amazing. Just danged amazing. What a great give away, too. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…Alpha Stamps Rocks.

    55. Jess says:

      I love circus stuff! Hope I win!

    56. Gigi Jordan says:

      What fun! When I look at this, it makes me feel like a kid again, Gigi

    57. Ami Crawford says:

      I would have so much fun with this!

    58. I love all things circus – and this is a fab project – I feel so greedy hoping so much I win! LOL

    59. Pam Gibbons says:

      The circus is one of my favorite themes. Please send it my way. and have you ever thought (I’m sure you have) of putting all the items in the giveaway in a kit for purchase. I’d love that, too.

    60. marymac says:

      Who doesn’t love a circus.

    61. Rose Cavalli says:

      I love a good circus! Thanks for a chance to win!

    62. I LOVE tunnel books! Well, alternative book structures of any kind, really. But tunnel books are extra fun to construct and give as gifts. This package is especially intriguing.
      Linda S in SC

    63. kim says:

      What a great give away!
      Would love to win this for my daughter.

    64. Ritva says:

      Great stuff, oh, I’d love to win those!

    65. Susan Gunter says:

      So fabulous! Lions and tigers and bears oh my! Love the book and must make one (or two…)

    66. Deb Ettinger says:

      This looks like so much fun!!!I love circus things!

    67. Rima St.John says:

      I love, love the circus!! Always went to the circus at Madison Square Garden…fun, fun fun. Love this tunnel book, the colors are splendiferous. Already ordered a bunch of stuff but not enough…want to win this one!! Thanks Alpha, great give-a-way.

    68. Alice says:

      Who wouldn’t want to run away to the circus… Thanks for the great giveaway.

    69. Angela Windham says:

      Love the look of this project!

    70. angelic says:

      Amazing project, love it!

    71. Debbie Kaste says:

      I love the circus and I love Alpha Stamp products. Please count me in on your give away. Thanks for the chance:)
      – DebbieK

    72. Pam P says:

      Go #58… Crossing my fingers!

    73. Lynn Fox says:

      Nifty cool giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

    74. I want to go to the circus! I have not been in years! The circus give away is the cat’s meow! I could make a few circus scrapbook pages not to mention cards and tunnel books, oh! What fun I could have if I could only win some of fantastic, fabulous , finds of the circus world!

    75. Lou Anne says:

      This looks like lots of fun!

    76. Carol House says:

      Love the tunnel book and the circus them

    77. Betty Ann Dabrowski says:

      I started to make a tunnel book and I found it be quite easy. This theme would be a great addition.

    78. Thanks for chance at your very generous give~away. Love everything about Alpha Stamps & the circus tunnel book is absolutely adorable.

    79. Shana says:

      Very cool! Thanks for the giveaway, A.S.!!

    80. Kathy Rose says:

      Wow! I just participated in a Circus-themed ATC swap…this would have been nice to have!

    81. Janet Turner says:

      Wow, what a great giveaway.

    82. Diana Kelly says:

      I love the “controlled mayhem” of the circus. What more could one ask for? I love the tunnel book. Lots of things go do with them. Thank you for a chance to win.

    83. Bonnie Moench says:

      Wishing everyone good luck in the draw. Whoever wins this is very lucky

    84. Circus is always fun! Fabulous goodies!
      hugs Karen

    85. Jamie Jackson says:

      I love circus themed art! Thank you, Alpha Stamps, for the opportunity!

    86. I would love to win this circul give=a=way. I have been wanting to work with a circus theme for a while now. This would help get my project off the ground.

    87. Janice Brammer says:

      Love circus theme. Wanting to take grandchildren back to circus.

    88. marybeth i says:

      Love, love, love this!!!. I have a current obsession with the circus theme and have some papers and stamps. These would compliment my collection very nicely. Out of all those goodies you featured, I only have one piece in my collection (the graphic 45 paper)

      I linked my latest project under website.

    89. Sandy Anderson says:

      Life IS a circus! Would love to take a break from it for awhile and get lost and creative with all those fun circus goodies instead!

    90. Brenda Lubrant says:

      I would love to win this give away and be able to make a circus tunnel book for my seet little granddaughter. She would love it!!

    91. Liliana says:

      Never done a circus theme project. This would be great treat.
      Thank you for making this available to your followers.

    92. Lori says:

      I would love to win this giveaway. I just adore everything and I’m keeping my fingers crossed. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

    93. Diane Douglas says:

      Oh I love anything to do with a Circus! Thanks so much for another chance to win a great Giveaway!!

      Take care,

    94. Lori says:

      Wow, what an awesome book! Thanks for a chance to win all of the goodies!

    95. Caroline Lawson says:

      What fabulous goodies, and a wondrous book. I’d love to win.

    96. katie birch says:

      Thanks again for the chance to win something so fun!

    97. Sixx Grace says:

      I just love the circus, I hope I win to make some great Big Top Circus, love your book thanks so much for the chance to win.

    98. Melanie says:

      The circus theme is fun – thanks for the chance to win.

    99. jackie says:

      what a kool giveaway!! I love the circus and I hope i WIN!!! YAY!

    100. Kris Martinez says:

      Love the tunnel books! The circus is a perfect theme. Thanks for the giveaway!

    101. Jen R says:

      This makes me wanna go to the Circus!!! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

    102. Diane Boom says:

      I just love the graphic of the animals. I never made a tunnel book I will be checking it out. Thanks for the chance to win the kit.

    103. p boszko says:

      thanks for the chance; circuses are sooooooo fun

    104. Lisa Mills says:

      I sooo love the circus. The elephants are the best! Thank you for giving me a chance to win. I’m sooooooo excited!!!

    105. Thalia Kottke says:

      Oooo, I have a circus project I’ve been working on–this would be so great to win to finish it up.

    106. Missy says:

      This circus book is adorable. I can’t wait to play with the circus theme stickers!

    107. Rita C says:

      Like a piece of art or a dream, the never ending joy of the circus smiled at us through the magic round window!!! Wishing tons of inspiration to everyone 🙂

    108. Laura Kloth says:

      I would love to make this tunnel book. I am a beginner at scrapbooking, and I really enjoy it. I also love the alpha stamp store, My Mother and I just places an order, I can not wait to get it to start working on my Alice in Wonderland book I am making. I would also love to do the tunnel book project. thank you for your time.

    109. Ann says:

      What a fun project! The tunnel book ideas continue to inspire! Love all the circus goodies and new stickers. Thanks for the chance to win such a fabulous and generous giveaway!

    110. Patricia Molnar says:

      I have just recently discovered your products and your blog and I love everything!! The Circus Book is fabulous!! Thank you for the chance to win some of your incredible products!

    111. Laura says:

      Oh I wanna win this sooo much!! It looks like fun!

    112. Jessica Sund says:

      Mom, sorry to disappoint you but I decided not to be a lawyer after all…I am joining the circus! Love You.

    113. Kristen says:

      The circus is one of my favorite places to go. Always dreamed about running away and joining like Toby Tyler! What a fun and inspiring project!

    114. Cathy Hanson says:

      I love this! I love the details, the animals (especially the lion) and the theme. Brings back memories of going to the circus when I was younger.

    115. Wendy Whalen says:

      I absolutely love doing circus themed projects and would be thrilled to win. I always wanted to runaway and join the circus as a teen and I think this must be my way of living out that fantasy.

    116. Sara Thompson says:

      Circus! Circus! I love the circus themed items!

    117. Cool stuff as always, I’d love to enter!

    118. Margaret Shank says:

      I never win anything but am loving just looking at this gorgeous stuff! Plus, the tunnel book tutorial — have been searching for a good one!

    119. Alice says:

      The circus has come to town, what fun!Love this give-away!

    120. JoAnn says:

      I have never done this before,so I would love to give it a go. It really comes alive when you do this in 3D!

    121. Rebecca P says:

      Having fun with three dimensional cards!

    122. Susanne says:

      Ouuu!! Wow!!

      Loving the circus theme! Every collage sheet, widget and shimmery bit here are fantastic!

    123. Evelyn Safiri says:

      Who doesn’t LOVE a circus? Thanks to speaking to the creative child in all of us!

    124. D Nic says:

      What a fun set. There are so many things you can do with it.

    125. Beth Jones says:

      Thanks for the oportunity to enter! I LOVE ALPHA STAMPS!! 🙂

    126. shartl says:

      Oh my goodness, love that circus theme! Fun and great vintage looks!

    127. Wendy Williams says:

      Everybody loves a Circus! This brings back so many memories….it makes me smile 🙂

    128. S. Patterson says:

      I’ve never done anything with a circus theme, but now I see I’ve really been missing out. That tunnel book done in the circus theme is fabulous and so creative. Thanks for doing such an exciting give-away!

    129. Roseanna Shea says:

      I would love to win this set. I am taking my son and his friend to see the Ringling Bros. circus in July. How fun!

    130. Rae Higgins says:

      I love making circus themed art! Very cool!