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Motley Paper Collection (+ More Odd Birds & Giveaway!)

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Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. However, you can see the supply lists for both projects on the new site: Kristin’s Bird Toy, Teri’s Art Box.

A special treat for you today! Not one, but THREE pieces of artwork from Teri Calia and Design Team Member Kristin Batsel!

First up is this absolutely adorable Bird Toy by Kristin. What is not to love about it, especially since it is a real working toy?! Don’t you love the wonky wheels and the sweet crown on top of the bird’s head? (Using that popular and On Sale! Shadow Box Shrine Kit – Bird for the bird!) And I love the distressed vintage look Kristin achieved by using Copic markers and sandpaper. And we’ve created a New and On Sale! Copic Sketch Markers Set based on Kristin’s color selections!

Oh, what would an old toy on wooden wheels be without a it’s own Winding Key? (And that key is On Sale! — with the ENTIRE Lock & Key Charms Section!)

I happen to know that Kristin used the New! 3/4 Inch Wooden Wheels for the back of the bird and the New! 1-1/4 Inch Wooden Wheels for the front. And both these wooden goodies are On Sale! — as is the ENTIRE Wood Knobs & Feet Section!

You can fly over here to see a list of supplies Kristin used. Now roll yourself on over to Kristin’s blog for more details and photos!

Teri Calia has been most busy creating two lovely pieces, the first is a gorgeous Bird’s Eye View Ornament, using the On Sale! Chipboard Bird Cage Tags (with an image from the New! Elisabeth Vigee La Brun Collage Sheet that Teri designed herself). Teri embellished the ornament with Tiny Orange Roses and On Sale! Mini Butterflies Clear Stickers. You can find a list of the supplies Teri used here.

Don’t you want to just sit with a nice cup of tea and browse through Teri’s For the Love of Art Box & Book? (See the photos below.) Teri started with the Back in Stock and On Sale! 3 Inch Chipboard Memory Box, added some feet, and used the chipboard cards included in the box to make a book. And Teri used lots of the colorful papers from the New and On Sale! Motley Scrapbook Papers!

I love all of the layered elements; especially the On Sale! Dress Form Cut-Outs. Personally I think these would make aaahhhdorably cute ornaments! Just imagine them embossed, embellished and hanging from scrumptious ribbons! The beautiful images from the New! Women Artists Collage Sheet are used throughout the book and adorned with Petite Teastained Autumn Pansies. Just lovely!

You can find a list of the supplies Teri used for her Art Box here. Grab your tea and head on over to Teri’s blog to see more pictures!

Before you wander off to learn more about these projects, scroll down to see what’s new (including those colorful New Motley Scrapbook Papers), what’s back in stock, a recap of all the New Tim Holtz items from Thursday’s Newsletter, and what’s in today’s Giveaway!

 Thursday Newsletter Recap: New Tim Holtz Goodies and TWO Lovely Art Projects!

Don’t Forget Thursday’s Newsletter
with artwork by Laura Carson and Lora Mahaffey

Garden Gate Die-Cut Chipboard

Used in Laura’s artwork

Brilliance Pigment Ink Pad – Pearlescent Olive
On Sale!

Wallflower 12x12 Paper Stash
Wallflower 12×12 Paper Stash (And the smaller Menagerie 8×8 Paper Stash) On Sale!

Tim Holtz Metallic Frames & Trims
Tim Holtz Metallic Frames & Trims

Tim Holtz Found Relatives Cards
Tim Holtz Found Relatives Cards On Sale!

Mini Cabinet Card Frames
Mini Cabinet Card Frames

Even More New Tim Holtz Items: See the Blog Post


Hooray! A A Bird’s Eye View Giveaway!

Sweet! Miz Meghan gathered a mix of supplies from both of Teri’s projects (Bird’s Eye View Ornament and For The Love of Art Box and Book) and Kristin’s Bird Toy (click on those links for a reminder of their supply lists), plus these extra goodies that just seemed to be calling out to be included:
All Motley Scrapbook Papers (Hey, On Sale! because of the ongoing Scrapbook Paper Sale!)
Victorian Ads #1 Collage Sheet
Victorian Ads #2 Collage Sheet
Bicycles Collage Sheet (see additional photos of the 6 collage sheets and 5 Motley Scrapbook Papers below)
Dress Form Brads On Sale!

To enter the A Bird’s Eye View 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 23, 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 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 Thursday’s Garden Gate Giveaway? That would be P boszko! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

Posted by Leslie, February 23rd, 2014

143 responses to “Motley Paper Collection (+ More Odd Birds & Giveaway!)”

  1. Melanie says:

    So cute the bird. Love it all

  2. Sheila says:

    Oh, how lovely and inspiring! And just in time. I heard the first songbirds today!

  3. Nancy Schlis says:

    Just love,love,,love this darling project! What a great little trinket to put in someone’s Easter Basket…

  4. Maria says:

    Birds and butterflies. Could spring be on its way? Thank you for holding this drawing.

  5. katie cowden says:

    Love all the bird bits!

  6. Fantastic! A welcomed breath of Spring.

  7. Ronda Liebert says:

    Awesome. I’d love to win. Thanks for the opportunity.

  8. cher s says:

    another gorgeous collection!!

  9. KIM says:

    OH MAY !
    The bird shadow box, with the eggs

  10. Jackie says:

    How adorable is that bird toy!!! Too Tweet for words! heehee
    count me in please!

  11. Laura says:

    Wonderful collection!

  12. Deb Neerman says:

    OMG, that bird toy is to-die-for … love it! And this collection is amazing … thanks so much for the chance to win!

  13. Liane Ceglar says:

    This is an awesome collection….love the bird toy and had to order right away…thanks for the opportunity to win !!!!

  14. Stacia says:

    So nice!

  15. Jen says:

    This is lovely…thanks for the great giveaway!

  16. P boszko says:

    As always luv your stuff and the chance to win (again!)

  17. LeAnn says:

    Yay! – More odd birds

  18. Sharon K says:

    ANOTHER GREAT KIT! I have really enjoyed the two I have won. It is fun just to go through each item and imagine how I will use them! Thanks!

  19. Connie L. says:

    What a fantastic giveaway!

  20. Marlon Reinmann says:

    love that 3-D bird. Every post I get, I learn something new….and want more,

  21. Mary Toriello says:

    I need that bird!

  22. Cherie says:

    Love your collections and giveaways!

  23. Loni Lou LaQuill says:

    The bird inspires so many ideas. I have many ideas gathering in my head.

  24. Celia says:

    Wow, the creative wheels are spinning as I look at this collection. You guys are great doing this for creative people. Very inspiring, very nice. 🙂

  25. Darlene Propp says:

    Oh, these projects are to die for! I love anything to do with birds, but am head over heals with the bird toy and love the bird’s eye view one. Gorgeous!

  26. Holly Day says:

    Lovely! Hope I win!

  27. Me Pugh says:

    A Bird’s Eye View, perfect for spring time!

  28. Carolyn Summers says:

    Another generous give away to a lucky customer, birds butterflies and all of the extra trimmings.

  29. Ritva Karhunen says:

    More wings, I’d love to win this!

  30. Anneke says:

    Beautiful projects and another generous giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  31. marge says:

    Absolutely love this collection…so sweet.

  32. Mindy irwin says:

    Fingers crossed on this gorgeous giveaway!!

  33. Sandi Cotroneo says:

    Birds and butterflies — a winged delight!

  34. LoriSW says:

    Love this collection!

  35. DebbieK says:

    What great items Alpha Stamps has to offer and the projects are superb! Thanks for the chance to win them.

  36. S. Patterson says:

    I adore Kristen’s Bird Toy. That is just amazing!

  37. Spring must be coming, love the birds

  38. Judy Ross says:

    Would love to win this…thanks, for the chance!

  39. Terry McMullen says:

    The birds are definitely here! LOVE this giveaway!!!

  40. Angela Campnell says:

    Wow I love everything !!! And would be glad to win it’

  41. Lesley Sutton says:

    Love the inspiration! All I want to do now is make pull-toys. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  42. Amy says:

    Wish I was this creative!

  43. sheila AR says:

    what a clever way to use that bird, I love it!! Please put this giveaway into my Easter Basket

  44. Jenifer Talbott says:

    LOVE that “Momma” bird toy!

  45. Blair Lowery says:

    So many possibilities .

  46. HawaiianLibrarian says:

    This is such an eclectic kit of birdie wonder. Mahalo for the op to win.

  47. Shanna Shands says:

    I love this giveaway excited for the spring creations!

  48. Rise St Arno says:

    What a great way to welcome spring!

  49. Robin "Bird" Parker says:

    What another awesome giveaway! Alpha Stamps is the Best!

  50. Cindy Fitch says:

    Another great giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win.

  51. Phoebe Diamond says:

    Looking good, need something like that to pull my creativity out of the fog.

  52. catnip for the paper kitty kat – i’m a bird watcher and i’m watching you
    love the fabulous teri calia

  53. Bonnie says:

    Oh man, this is seriously -me-:) Just love it!
    Loving that bird toy idea.

  54. Pat says:

    That birdie is so cute

  55. ginny novinger says:

    what a wonderful way to welcome spring. beautiful items in your store and thanks for all your give away opportunities

  56. MaggieM says:

    OMG! Lovin’ the Toy Bird! I also love the Motley papers! Gotta have them! Please enter me in the giveaway:)

  57. Linda says:

    Oh my, this kit is breathtaking! Love all the elements….stunning!

  58. Marianne says:

    Another great giveaway!

  59. Rae Higgins says:

    Loving all the bird elements!!

  60. Jen sews says:

    Love the bird toy. I so enjoy my emails from you. 🙂

  61. Mary Mac says:

    Still love all the beautiful bird elements.

  62. Helen Potter says:

    I Need this! So beautiful!

  63. Kathy Bumb says:

    Gorgeous collection. You have such beautiful giveaways and such a wonderful store.

  64. Amazing selection – how I would love to be able to play with such goodies.

  65. Lori Turner says:

    Would love love love to win! Thanks & God bless!

  66. Chris says:

    Oh, that bird shadow box is the cutest thing ever!!

  67. Christie says:

    Delightful in every way.

  68. Noreen says:

    That Bird Toy is so clever and fun! I need one for my desk!

  69. Carol Milgram says:

    Wow do your kits ever get my creative juices moving, I love all the things on you site.
    enjoy your day

  70. Lynn Fox says:

    What a treat! Love it!

  71. Traci says:

    I love the bird toy and ornament and the art box and book is fab would love to win anything Alpha Stamps carries.

  72. Sami Bretherton says:

    Would love to win this one!

  73. MargieD says:

    Another fabulous collection – I particularly like those Motley papers. Thanks for the chance to win. Margie

  74. Rosemary Sharon says:

    I want this so bad… for sure kind of give away…..please…..oh, please…..this is so wonderful…all of it!

  75. Sharon Barbera says:

    OMGosh!!! Brillant!!

  76. Karen Crowder says:

    Every “birdie” would like to win this one! Chirp, chirp!

  77. Barbara Nekic says:

    I love it! collection is great. What fun to play with it.

  78. Mary White says:

    What a wonderful toy. Love to make one.

  79. Pam S says:

    Oh bird love! Yes! Thanks for the chance to win!

  80. Jen R says:

    Bird IS the word!! Love this little one. Thank you for the chance to win these cool goodies~

  81. Karen says:

    Birdies – love them – hope to win

  82. Gra says:

    Ohhh, what a beautiful giveaway!!!!!!
    Thank you for the chance!!!

  83. Pam Yee says:

    Your designers are the best!! You product is fun and your give-aways are most generous. The bird would fit right in perched in my studio.

  84. Kathie says:

    What a great give-away!!! But then again, they all are

  85. Marla B says:

    Ok- I’m seriously in love with Kristin’s “Bird Toy”!
    Gonna get me some keys and open up a whole world of wind-ups!!

  86. Laura says:

    Very beautiful!
    It’s my birthday today too, so this would be a wonderful treat if I win!

  87. joy says:

    Birds, birds, birds! I would love to play with this collection. And, I would love to be sitting on my porch listening to birds sing. Soon, very soon, I hope!

  88. Willow says:

    The birds are coming! Your kits get better and better. Thank you alpha stamps! You out do yourself each time!

  89. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    You’ve gone to the birds, and I’m loving it.

  90. Virginia S. says:

    More birds! Love it! I’d love to win this kit in order to make my own version of a bird toy! How fun is that?

  91. Emily N. says:

    I love the birdie with wheels!

  92. harriett says:

    I wanna win cool free stuff. Ya!

  93. Maxine says:

    Hope is the thing with feathers

  94. Donna says:

    I’m amazed that you continue to have such cool new things! Whoever does the selecting does a great job!

  95. Melanie C. says:

    Love the darling bird toy. And thanks again for the chance to win such a fun giveaway – so inspiring!

  96. Kathleen Johnson says:

    Great papers and collage sheets! And everything’s better with a bird on it!

  97. Teresa Currie says:

    Your brilliant bird toy really made me laugh!! What a fun collection , especially the 3D gold crowns, the winding keys, the bird-shaped shadow box and the Copic Sketch Markers. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  98. Kim B says:

    really nice giveaway!

  99. Marilyn H says:

    Love the bird toy! So cool.

  100. Jean Marshall says:

    I love the birds and the wheels, and my brain is whirring about what else to use the wheels on.

  101. Brenda Lubrant says:

    I think everyone is loving the birds. I am looking out my huge cathedrdal kitchen window and seeing about 40 birds around my feeders.

  102. Lori Wilczek says:

    Another great bird giveaway! Thank You for the opportunity.

  103. Marge McInerny says:

    Great collection. Tell Mr Random I would love this.

  104. Jo says:

    Awesome collection!!!!

  105. Sandy Holva says:

    You keep outdoing yourself!

  106. Kim says:

    That bird is so cute and creative!

  107. Carmen Willis says:

    I just love Teri’s art pieces, they are absolutely delightful. Great Job! Hope to win this giveaway!

  108. yvette leblanc says:

    Love it !! I have to make this one

  109. Debbie Rollier says:

    So many new things, so little money….

  110. Sokat's says:

    Incredible work. Thanks for the inspiration

  111. Jeffery James says:

    Another excellent collection!

  112. angelic says:

    Beautiful collection!

  113. coco says:

    I love these birds and all the goodies in this great giveaway!! Thanks for the chance to win! Coco x

  114. Linda Ellis says:

    A wonderful opportunity!

  115. Lorna says:

    It’s snowing right now, so all the birds and bright colours are very welcome.

  116. Laurie Davis says:

    love what you have done with the bird kit! would love to win this.

  117. Lori Devoux says:

    Love this! Thank you for the opportunity to win. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  118. karenladd says:

    Oh my…that little rolling bird toy is SO adorable! The wheels, the key, the distressed look….this would be so fun sitting on my shelf! Thanks for the inspiration and giveaway!

  119. DEBORAH EMMONS says:

    Love this giveaway.

  120. shartl says:

    What gorgeous colors in the giveaway package! LOVE the butterflies!

  121. McStamper says:

    The birdie is so cute. Thanks for your generosity – hope I win!!

  122. Beth Jones says:

    What a lovely giveaway! Thanks

  123. Tory Willson says:

    Extroidinary,would love this

  124. Roberta S says:

    I really like that rolling bird toy and would love to win this great giveaway and try making one for myself!

  125. Danielle says:

    A friend of mine sent me a link to your post and I have to say I’m SO glad she did! I am blown away here and look forward to enjoying every bit I can find.
    Love the give away – keep up the amazing work and inspiration!

  126. Nellie Cotnam says:

    Please pick me! my friend would love this selection. What a great way to introduce them to a fun craft.

  127. teri steele says:

    This set is really beautiful, I hope to win!

  128. christine dahlin says:

    Wonderful open-ended creative giveaway goodies!

  129. Thalia Kottke says:

    Another fabulous set, thank you for the chance to win.

  130. Kathy Robinson says:

    I’m crazy, I tell you, simply nuts…for the bird toy and the ornament! I see ornament making in my future! Happy I never throw anything away that can be turned into something new. 🙂 Cheers, Kathy

  131. DebR says:

    Wonderful giveaway, I’d love to be entered! Thanks for the opportunity and love the bird toy!

  132. bonnie bird says:

    how cute is the bird??!! i would love to have one of these to add to my “Bird House” collections!! thanks for the opportunity!

  133. Jeanne Kelly says:

    I would so love to win this give-away. The birds make me happy as they make me think of spring. Will this winter ever end???

  134. Carol Slowik says:

    Are you kidding me? This giveaway is AWESOME!! Thanks for the chance to win.

  135. melody says:

    I was just thinking how sweet you are for having all these giveaways! Thanks for all the opportunities!

  136. Ann says:

    The DT projects are awesome and inspiring! Would love to win this generous giveaway–the birds and butterflies would keep me happily inspired for spring!

  137. Karen H says:

    Such tweetness!

  138. Michelle Salazar says:

    I love this give away it is amazing and would be so tweet to win all those goodies enough to share with friend friends!

  139. Carol Feiner says:

    Each new kit is more wonderful than the last! So glad I found this site.

  140. IKE says:

    OMGoodness – this is such a beautiful set and I adore the little bird that Kristen made 😀 Thank you for the chance to enter xoxoxoxx

  141. Pam Weiler says:

    I love the bird. Thank you for the opportunity to win.