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    Steampunk Odd Birds (+ Nirvana Collection & Giveaway!)

    Filed under Design Team, Featured Artwork, Newsletters, Steampunk

    I adore the steampunk creations that Design Team Member Rhea Freitag makes! And that definitely includes the gorgeous pieces Rhea has made for us today: A Steampunk Bird (at right, and using the New and On Sale! Chipboard Steampunk Bird Set) and two embossed tags (both using a new, wider manila tag that’s a perfect size for both the New and On Sale! Chipboard Bird Cage Tags and Layered Chipboard Nest Cut-Outs).

    Starting with that Chipboard Steampunk Bird Set: Each is a set of 2 pieces (a lacy, cut-out bird and a solid back), laser-cut from 1/16″ chipboard. Approx. 5″ wide. The hole in the largest gear is 1″ diameter (which Rhea cleverly overlaid with a metal gear, so the hole is left open). Here’s a link to Rhea’s Supply List (complete with her favorite: Gilders Paste, in two colors for this project; plus, one tin is included in today’s Giveaway).

    Chipboard Bird Cage Tags*Rhea only used one of the front pieces of the Chipboard Bird Cage Tags for her manila tag at far left (there’s actually 6 pieces in the set — 3 different bird cages, each with cut-out bars/details and a matching solid back). I love the little windows (I guess they’re doors from the bird’s viewpoint), about inchie sized so big enough to put a figure inside.

    And on that right manila tag, Rhea embossed one of the Layered Chipboard Nest Cut-Outs: That’s a set of 5 pieces (3 top pieces and 2 solid back pieces). The smaller nests measure just under 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ and the larger nests just under 1-3/4″ x 3-1/4″. They were designed especially to fit ATCs both vertically and horizontally (shown against black ATCs at near left).

    Here’s the Supply List for all the goodies in both of those manila tags. More photos of all of Rhea’s pieces are in the Gallery.

    Before you wander off to learn more about these projects on Rhea’s blog post, scroll down to see what’s new (including those luscious Nirvana Scrapbook Papers), what’s back in stock, that FREE Gift Kit from Thursday’s Newsletter, and what’s in today’s Giveaway!


     Thursday Newsletter Recap: Sitt’n Pretty Bird Shrine plus FREE Gift Kit!

    Don’t Forget Thursday’s Newsletter
    with artwork by Jeanne Draachreider

    Shadow Box Shrine Kit – Bird
    On Sale!

    An exclusive Spring Bulbs FREE Gift Kit

    It started with tulips and then just got a bit out of control! Ribbons, resin flowers, 10 (10!) different scrapbook papers, and… a brand new, exclusive collage sheet of Spring Bulb Inchies!


    Hooray! A Steampunk Bird Giveaway!

    Miz Meghan gathered part from both the Steampunk Bird and the Embossed Tags by Rhea! Lots of new stuff, like:
    – Chipboard Steampunk Birds
    – Chipboard Bird Cage Tags
    – Manila Tags – Extra Large

    And some older things:
    – Antique Brass Clock Charm
    – Gilders Paste – Silver
    – Curiosity – One of a Kind Scrapbook Paper
    – Finches Collage Sheet

    Plus I added the new Curious Bird Seam Binding Set and all three of the Nirvana Scrapbook Papers.

    Here’s the full list (with photos and links) of all 22 items in the Giveaway.

    To enter the Steampunk Bird Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, February 16, 2014).

    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 Random.org). So make sure to check back to see who won! And check your mailbox on Thursday morning for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

    Hey, who won the Shadowbox Bird Shrine Giveaway? That would be Kathlene Ford-Walters! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

    Posted by Leslie, February 16th, 2014

    160 responses to “Steampunk Odd Birds (+ Nirvana Collection & Giveaway!)”

    1. Vickie says:

      Love the colors in this collection. Fabulous, as usual! xoxo

    2. marge says:

      love this one- especially the rub-on…Hope!

    3. Tammy says:

      Beautiful collection. I adore anything with birds, especially steampunk birds! Thanks for the giveaway!

    4. Rise St Arno says:

      A clockwork bird, how thrilling.

    5. KIM says:

      What will you think of next?
      Thanks for a chance to win

    6. Cathy says:

      I love birds! I love steampunk! What a great combination!

    7. Lori Turner says:

      Wonderful stuff as always! Would love to win this great giveaway!

    8. Melanie says:

      oooooo love steampunk

    9. Cindy Fitch says:

      Very steampunk! I love the new paper. Thanks for another great giveaway.

    10. Gloria Stafford says:

      Wow! Yet another compilation of fabulous goodies!

    11. bobbie says:

      Love Steampunk, love birds! Win-win situation!!
      Thanks for the chance at your great give-away!

    12. ANN says:

      Looks like a fun set to create.

    13. Patricia League says:

      Bird, bird, bird….love all of it!!!

    14. How fun. Thanks for the chance to win.

    15. Roxanne says:

      Ahhhh Birds & STeampunK! These are my fav. that Steampunk bird is great! Lots of fun versatile possibilities in that one! Oh please random dot org thingy…please pick me! 😉
      Thanks for the chance Alpha Stamps!

    16. Jen says:

      Wow! This is beautiful!

    17. Connie L. says:

      Love this giveaway!

    18. Kimberly Baier says:

      Love this one! Beautiful!

    19. Lou Anne Colodny says:

      chirping away at how creative this is….\

    20. Amanda Miller says:

      The steampunk bird is amazing! Love it!

    21. Maria says:

      These look like fun items to play with.

    22. Deb Neerman says:

      WoW, my two favorite things: steampunk and birds! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

    23. Karen N says:

      Beautiful giveaway. The steampunk bird is unbelievable!

    24. Cherie says:

      Love,Love this giveaway!

    25. Phoebe Diamond says:

      Oh yes, me please. Pretty please….

    26. Antonia says:

      I absolutely love Rhea’s steampunk bird ! The little birds nests are fabulous to! I’m off to see what other lovelies you have in stock. Thank you for the chance of winning, got my fingers crossed ! X

    27. DianeDainis says:

      Love this giveaway! Beautiful as usual.

    28. Lynn Fox says:

      What creativity Rhea demonstrates! I love the giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

    29. Linda N says:

      I have such a thing for hot air balloons-lol. And the colors of the seam binding are so lovely. Would love to win this giveaway. 😀

    30. Ritva Karhunen says:

      cool, exiting birds!

    31. Marilyn H says:

      Love the steampunk bird!

    32. Love, love, love anything Steampunk!!!!!

    33. Jen R says:

      This bird is truly awesome!

    34. Carolyn S says:

      Birds and now a steampunk bird and nests to make the other birds comfy; oh how I’d love to win this prize. It is exceptional.

    35. Blair Lowery says:

      Love the steampunk theme

    36. Laura says:

      Steampunk and birds! It doesn’t get any better then that!

    37. Marcia says:

      stuff just gets more darling every week!!!

    38. Noreen says:

      You always have the most unique embellishments – I just want them all! Love the steampunk bird!

    39. Gay B says:

      love the steampunk bird!!!

    40. Virginia S. says:

      Great steampunk bird! I simply adore this collection!

    41. Diana Kelly says:

      Love this collection of fun! Two of my favorites. Thank you for your generous giveaways.

    42. Kathy Bumb says:

      Beautiful giveaway – these get more gorgeous every week. Love your store.

    43. Audra says:

      Great collection <3 Thx for the chance to win 🙂

    44. Carolyn Bowlby says:

      Oh, I must win this one! Steampunk is my middle name.

    45. Mary Toriello says:

      Love this !

    46. Mary Mac says:

      Love the gorgeous papers with this great giveaway.

    47. Honey S says:

      Oh love the steampunk bird theme.

    48. joann west says:

      ahhhhhhh, stunning. All of Rhea’s designs are outstanding.

    49. teri steele says:

      Im up for anything steampunk and I have an obsession with balloons

    50. Ginger Benedict says:

      I never get tired of steampunk. Love all the gears and metallic colors. I am envious of the creativity of your designers!

    51. LoriSW says:

      Fabulous Collection!

    52. Jennifer says:

      Love that steampunk bird!

    53. shari says:

      This collection inspires me!

    54. Lorna says:

      The steampunk bird is fabulous!

    55. Barbara Nekic says:

      I love steampunk. How cool to play with these pieces.

    56. Mary G. says:

      Wonderful mix of excellent Steampunkery. Particuarly like the gears and the paper. But it all looks good.

    57. Nancy Schlis says:

      It’s amazing that the bird looks just like a piece of intricate metal. Just love this piece!

    58. Elizabeth C. says:

      What a fantastic and inspiring set of items to play with! Oh, my fingers are crossed . . .

    59. Karen says:

      I want to try the steampunk style – this would be a fabulous collection to have.

    60. Liana Carty says:

      So much inspiration, so little time!
      Beautiful items all!

    61. Cathie Stone says:

      What an amazing giveaway! Thanks!

    62. Sylvia L. says:

      A very unique project & giveaway; nests & birds make me think of Spring…

    63. Paulette Akagi says:

      What a great collection of steampunk goodies…I’d love to win. Thanks.

    64. Rose Duncan says:

      Wow! What a great array of supplies! Spring is in the air!

    65. taradid says:

      There is some amazing stuff in this giveaway! Thanks!

    66. Pam S says:

      I love birds and I love Steampunk themes! This is an awesome package! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

    67. Emily N. says:

      2 of my favorite things… birds and steampunk!

    68. Diane D says:

      Love all the Steampunk! This is a great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.


    69. maxine says:

      yes please – this is the best giveaway ever……

    70. Marge McInerny says:

      I love Steampunk!

    71. Traci says:

      OH how I would LOVE to win this-Rhea is so creative I just LOVE the steampunk bird and anything steampunk.

    72. These newsletters with all the birds have reminded me that spring is buried somewhere under all that snow!

    73. Love, love this , I would love to win this, JUST ONCE !!!!!

    74. Rose Lewis says:

      How interesting and creative everything looks! The display of items just makes me want to create something exciting with them. It would be fantastic to win this!

    75. Anneke says:

      I love the little nest! All sorts of great goodies in the giveaway too. I would love to win it, Thanks for the opportunity.

    76. marla b says:

      I do – I do- I do like this!!

    77. Teresa Currie says:

      Love the Finches Collage Sheet and the Copper Dresden Border Set!! Lovely combination of products to play with!!

    78. June Sample Josefiak says:

      Birds,birds,birds…….love them all!!

    79. Joelle Platz says:

      OOOH! So many cool pieces in this one. Crossing my fingers!

    80. Rebecca Guy says:

      It is interesting how popular birds are now. Do we have a greater desire to be free like birds? Steampunk birds are so whimsical – such a wonderful combo of nature and machine.

    81. Rae Higgins says:

      Gorgeous collection to play with!

    82. Jill Ongley says:

      Love steampunk, love Rhea’s creations, love birds, would love to be chosen in giveaway.

    83. Norma Karter says:

      I used to make steampunk necklaces in the 80’s before they were called steampunk. I love this bird.

    84. Gail Klein says:

      I love Steampunk style and the birds remind me that there actually might be a spring coming. The nests and cages are just too cute! Pick me, pick me PLEASE!!!!

    85. Suzanne Coope says:

      What a great collection!

    86. Susan Laura says:

      I love your website, steampunk and the creations of all the designers. I never fail to get new ideas for my art.

    87. HawaiianLibrarian says:

      That steampunk bird is so awesomely intricate! Mahalo for the op to win.

    88. Susan Laura says:

      The colors make me want to change all the décor in my house. Love the birds and Steampunk.

    89. Nancy Stone says:

      Love the bird, and the awesome colors of the seam binding.

    90. Sandy Holva says:

      Punk me please!!

    91. Susan Sparke says:

      This is different! Love it.

    92. ALICIA A says:

      WOW all this awesome goodness to play with! Love!

    93. Pam Weiler says:

      Love the Steampunk bird. The giveaway goodies are amazing!! I have always wanted to try Gilders paste. The colors of seam binding are beautiful. I hope I win.

    94. Janet Turner says:

      Wow, what an interesting bunch of stuff.

    95. Laura says:

      Love this, always so beautiful!

    96. Gilda says:

      Love this collection. Fingers crossed!

    97. Holly Day says:

      Really beautiful bunch of materials–so many possibilities!

    98. karine says:

      This one looks like great fun, but don’t they all!

    99. barbara says:

      Wow! What a beautiful collection. I love the colors and the steampunk bird is really awesome. Cute nest too.

    100. Lou Anne says:

      I love birds and am fascinated by Steampunk. Count me in!

    101. Lorna Dufrane says:

      Love Steampunk!!!

    102. jackie says:

      oh great random generator…please pick me this time! LOL Great giveaway- love steampunk!

    103. angelic says:

      Beautiful steampunk bird! This is a wonderful kit!

    104. what a beautiful job, I ordered the birds and cannot wait to start working with them

    105. Jo says:

      I love this steampunk chipboard! SOOOOO cool!
      Thanks for the giveaway!

    106. Muriel says:

      Oooh, steampunk and a bird! What’s not to love?

    107. Wendy says:

      Very cool! Steampunk and birds – quite the combo. And love those chipboard nests.

    108. DebR says:

      Love, love, love that bird! Thanks for the opportunity to win your great giveaway! Deb

    109. Brenda Lubrant says:

      I am glad to see that you have so many items in your shop that relate to nature. I especially love flowers and birds. I am making my wishlist to have some yummy things to create my garden journal for this year.

    110. Tory Willson says:

      Super collection would love the chance to play with it!

    111. LoisC says:

      Love anything w/ birds! Thanks for the chance to win this one!

    112. karenladd says:

      Oh my gosh, I just love that Steampunk bird project and the awesome goodies in the giveaway! Those chipboard birdcages are calling my name!

    113. enrica p says:

      Love the selection!

    114. Thalia Kottke says:

      Love it!

    115. shartl says:

      I would love to win this giveaway…so many gorgeous pieces! This Steampunk bird project is amazing!

    116. Jill Noblitt says:

      This is so cool! Love it!

    117. Sandi Cotroneo says:

      A very cool giveaway!

    118. Edith says:

      a bird after my heart thanks

    119. Jo says:

      Love birds!!!!!

    120. Beth Jones says:

      Another tweet give away! Smiles

    121. Faith says:

      Fab giveaway! Love steam punk!

    122. Stacia says:

      Very nice indeed!

    123. Robin Parker says:

      Love this giveaway…

    124. Dianne says:

      Hope to win all these goodies…

    125. yvette leblanc says:

      how beautiful!!

    126. Lori Wilczek says:

      Wonderful giveaways!! Thank You!

    127. Sami Bretherton says:

      Thanks for the chance to play!

    128. Carmen Willis says:

      This giveaway is so amazing, creative, and so inspiring. Just Love the Steampunk Chipboard Bird…Great Job!

    129. April Dudko says:

      You have pulled together such a great package! Thanks for the chance to win.

    130. Peggy Oliver says:

      This bird is amazing, not to mention all of the other pieces in the kit!

    131. Carol Geraci says:

      I love this giveaway

    132. Mary White says:

      Love bird nests. So cute!

    133. trish says:

      wow – so cool! love that steampunk bird!! hope i win!!! ::chirp chirp::

    134. Sandra Lee says:

      Love this giveaway….love the steampunk bird

    135. Lina T says:


    136. Luanne Shoup says:

      Steam punk is one of my faves!

    137. Another great give away. This one looks like it will inspire the “gears” in my mind to crank into creative mode! Love it.

    138. I love the steampunk bird! This would be amazing!

    139. Donna Meyers says:

      I am not sure what is the most special. The stampunk bird or the chipboard nests which i have never seen before.

    140. Kathy says:

      What an exciting collection. Count me in

    141. Ronda Liebert says:

      I would love to win this. I love the steampunk genre. Please pull me. 🙂

    142. Carol Slowik says:

      Love the bird’s!!

    143. Mary G says:

      this is quite possibly the coolest giveaway ever, in my opinion. Steampunk Rules!

    144. I almost forgot to enter the giveaway. . Thanks for the opportunity.

    145. Linda Ellis says:

      I adore steampunk! Lovely products as usual! But unfortunately, there’s no chance of winning.

    146. Karen Andersen says:

      When the birds appear in crafts…Spring is right around the corner and what better way to prepare for it than creating spring decor with this kit! Love everything shown!!

    147. April James says:

      Gorgeous! I love steampunk!

    148. Love me some Steampunk!!!

    149. Gigi Jordan says:

      More fun things to play with! Gigi

    150. Shannon C. says:

      Okay, so that guilder’s paste on the distress stain? Brilliant. The effect is remarkable. Thanks for sharing!

    151. carol says:

      A steampunk bird who would have thought.
      thanks to Rhea for inspiration.

    152. Melanie says:

      Love the Steampunk Birds Collection giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win!

    153. Phyllis says:

      I’ve never tried gilder’s paste but would love to see what it can do. Such a beautiful and generous assortment–thanks for the opportunity!

    154. This is amazing. Everything in it is beautiful. I’d love to win.

    155. Carol Geraci says:

      Love this giveaway

    156. Rabbit says:

      cool–a bird with gears!

    157. Karen H says:

      Love that steampunk bird!

    158. Willow says:

      Oooolala who can resist birds in “gear” heheh. Another awesome giveaway you guys rock!

    159. coco says:

      Fabulous steampunk bird!! And thank you for the chance to win this fantastic giveaway once again!