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Day 8 (Final) Giveaway: Circus

Filed under Cat's Away... 2010, Giveaways, 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.

Today’s Giveaway is filled with elephants — most dressed in silly costumes. And clowns. And banners (pennants). And ribbons. And don’t forget rubber stamps. And collage sheets.

Note: all the indented items are included in the Giveaway. There are some additional (related) things just(!) put on sale that are not in the Giveaway (down at the bottom of this page).

Also note: there is no runner-up for today’s Giveaway.

New & On Sale
(and included in the Giveaway)

Harlequin Letters Rubber Stamp Set
New & on Sale! Neatly trimmed and wood-mounted, this set of stamps comes in its own storage box. This set includes all 26 letters of the alphabet, plus an extra 4 diamond-patterned images. Limited availability.

Mini Pennant Banner Set
New & on Sale! Die-cut chipboard set of 30 pieces (2 designs). Plus a few extra doo-dads.

Elephant Ribbon
New & on Sale! Adorable. Limited availability. Sold by the yard.

Seaweed Fiber Set
New & on Sale! 10 yards of beautiful fibers! Soft and furry… includes chenilles, fringes and eyelash.

Chamois Stripe Ribbon
New & on Sale! 3/16″ wide. Center stitched in rust. Imported from France. Sold by the yard.

Not New to the Site, But Newly On Sale!
(and included in the Giveaway)

Tiny Elephant Charms
Antiqued silver-plated plastic. Lightweight. Double sided. 10mm (approx 3/8″) tall.

Clear Acrylic Tags – Pennants
Tiny, laser-cut clear acrylic triangular tags (with 2 holes drilled into the top of each pennant). Covered in paper on both sides to keep them from getting scratched in transit (the paper is easy to peel off).

Elephant Chef Valentine
Reproduction of a sweet, vintage valentine card (blank inside; comes with a decorated envelope). The text in the hearts at the bottom says, “There’s something stirring for you and me — I’ve got good stuff in the recipe — It’s Love.”

Elephants #1 Collage Sheet
Aren’t you glad I obsessively collect elephants?

Clown/Ballerina Rubber Stamp
You could put “Ta Da!” or other text inside the hoop. 3-3/4″ x 2-1/2″

Circus Animals #2 Collage Sheet
Not sure about a rooster as a circus animal, but he is so dapper in his Napoleonic coat and hat.

Clowns #1 Collage Sheet
Too cute. And here’s a sample using this collage sheet.

Buckle My Shoe Rubber Stamp
I’ve seen a few variants of this rhyme (mostly changing in the last half), but here’s the version from the vintage book that inspired this stamp:

One, two, buckle my shoe; Three, four, shut the door;
Five, six, pick up sticks; Seven, eight, lay them straight;
Nine, ten, a good fat hen; Eleven, twelve, who will delve;
Thirteen, fourteen, maid’s a-courting; Fifteen, sixteen, maids a-kissing;
Seventeen, eighteen, maids a-waiting; Nineteen, twenty, my stomach’s empty.

Related Sale Items
(not included in the Giveaway)

Banner Alpha Stickers
Cute little banner stickers with tiny scalloped trim printed across the top of each triangle (and round die-cut alphabet stickers). Sheets are 5 x 7″

Brown Mini Paper Pack
4″ x 4″. They include florals, polka dots, and storybook text. There are 4 sheets each of 6 designs, for a total of 24 sheets. Nice size for ATCs or paper dolls. And looks great with the brown Banner Alpha Stickers.

Cirque Alpha Cling-Mounted Stamp Set
Letters are approx. 2-1/4″ tall. 29 separate cling-mounted stamps (letters + 3 flourishes). Comes on plastic sheets (for storage). TWO sheets, each is 7″ x 8-1/2″.

Mini Cirque Alpha Cling-Mounted Stamp Set
Letters are approx. 1-1/2″ tall. Mini version of the larger Cirque Alpha Stamp Set. 29 separate cling-mounted stamps (letters + 3 flourishes). Comes on a plastic sheet (for storage). Overall size is 7″ x 8-1/2″.

Artsy Banner Clear Stamp Set
A large set (21 stamps) with some great borders, text texture, music, faux postage and banners (awning fringe?) with lots of possibilities.

More Clown & Circus Collage Sheets:
Clowns #2
Clowns #3
Clowns #4
Elephants #2
Elephants #3
Circus Animals #1

Note: All of the sale links from this page go to a page showing short-term sale items in conjunction with this Giveaway.

Here’s the recap of the Giveaway Rules. And check yesterday’s post for some Thrift Shop items that are still on sale.

So leave me a comment and tell your friends.

Posted by Leslie, January 2nd, 2011

82 responses to “Day 8 (Final) Giveaway: Circus”

  1. smetcalfe4911 says:

    I’ve always wanted to run away and join the circus – getting this great bunch of goodies would be the next best thing! Thanks for the week of fun!

  2. smower17 says:

    I have this wonderful stamp that says “Damn everything but the Circus” – wouldn’t all this great stuff go super with it? Thanks!

  3. jensaz says:

    Oh, the clowns and I love the elephant ribbon and charms. What a fun giveaway, I have so many ideas!!

  4. JayEm says:

    I love the elephant & ballerina stamp, also the elephant charms and ribbon. Just what I need to scrap my elephant collection?

  5. Lornae says:

    These giveaways have been so fun, even if I didn’t win anything! (maybe this time?) Great inspiration.

  6. beadz says:

    What a fun way to end your giveaways – the elephants are so cute!

  7. davisrealt says:

    Elephants and clowns and circus…Oh My! It has been fun watching all the different themes. Thanks for starting the New Year right!

  8. vickiet says:

    I’m working on a kind of twisted circus project…oh, those elephants get me every time…when i was in Botswana many moons ago, we watched elephants interacting in a drinking pool. My guide, Nigel(really ;), said “Couldn’t you just watch them all day? Who needs a telly!” He was right!

    xo, Vickie

  9. wcbchc says:

    OMG, I collect elephants, and I love every bit of this giveaway! Thanks so much for the chance to win.

  10. Kathryn Harpold says:

    Another good one! Love the collections and thinking it would be great to purchase as collections.

  11. eiggam44 says:

    Another great giveaway. Love the elephants.

    eiggam 44 at yahoo dot com

  12. urbandebris says:

    I just saw the preview for the new circus movie with Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattison (Water for Elephants), so this giveaway is PERFECT timing. The movie looks amazing, but of course not as amazing as this giveaway. Maybe I will make a Water for Elephants tribute collage…

  13. anne says:

    Thanks for the chance to win a great prize! I love all of the circus things you’ve included in this package. If I don’t win, I’ll have to go shopping!!! Anne, yourmainestamper

  14. je9 says:

    Your circus line led me to this site in the first place! Would love to add even more!

  15. csc1957 says:

    It all looks great and I would love to win. Thanks!

  16. dimaier says:

    oh ringmaster! Please pick me. It has been a circus around here!

  17. bkirk says:

    I love that elephant ribbon! Cool.. Thanks so much for the give-aways. We appreciate it!

  18. Arzilla says:

    I love the circus line, but then I usually drool om my computer screen when I visit your site.

  19. craftmom4 says:

    The circus is in town at my house in more ways then one!!!! Thanks for the great give-aways!!!

  20. nubbin50 says:

    I love it all, hope I’m a lucky one this time!!!

  21. tamdoll says:

    Love this circus theme!

  22. tamdoll says:

    Oops. Forgot the email – tamdoll at comcast. net

  23. MoonRae says:

    This has been a fun week seeing what is next! Thanks again!

  24. sakameg says:

    I love this circus themed giveaway…thanks for the chance to win it!

  25. Jan Davis says:

    I love clowns, Have collected them since the early 80’s. Passed a lot on to my oldest granddaughter. Have my favorites I won’t part with. Would be a great addition to a special memory book I am making.

  26. aufadra says:

    i love elephants! aufadra(at)yahoo(dot)com

  27. earwig says:

    Life really is a 3-ring circus…what a great way to end the Giveaways.

  28. caroline says:

    When I was little the circus would come and set up across the street. I wanted to join them so much. I’d love to win this!

  29. caroline says:

    I didn’t leave my emal. It is

  30. Lorione says:

    “Life is like a cicus, round and round and round it goes, how much fun you’ll have no one knows.” Nice giveaway!
    Thanks for having it.

  31. ramonaphd says:

    Super items! Fingers crossed ;-).

  32. ramonaphd says:

    Everyone forgets their email, eh?

  33. Enderby says:

    The elephants are such fun. Thanks for all the great giveaways. I have enjoyed everyone of them.

    Good Luck to all. Please welcome the cat back for me.

    debbie p

  34. missiowa says:

    Those mini banners are adorable! Definitely fit the circus theme. I bet you had a lot of fun pulling each day’s prize package together. accordiondaze at

  35. jjames says:

    Wow. Would love to win this one

  36. ratgirl says:

    Love the pennant tags. Lots of great stuff in this post!

  37. kade6767 says:

    By far my absolute favorite ! Amazing of you to give this away. Taking my niece and nephew to the circus at the end of the month, this is amazing to make some fun things with them for it !

  38. EDelValle says:

    Another terrific group of giveaway items, thanks for the opportunities to win this week. I really enjoyed playinng along.

  39. pithier says:

    I love the banners. And I have the clowns collage sheet – wonderful images!

  40. iamvics says:

    Love this one!!

    iamvictorias at gmail dot com

  41. KarenL says:

    Oh my gosh….I LOVE the Circus and elephant images!! Thanks for the chance to win these goodies!

  42. laura stewart says:

    love all the pennants!

  43. melody says:

    Oh No! I placed aa big order yesterday– but now I NEED that elephant ribbon!! LOL!

  44. JerilynnO says:

    Quite a while back I order a ton of circus themed items and they are still hanging around. You’ve inspired me to pull those things out and be creative. I am eyeing both the chipboard and the clear pennant sets and those clear stamps. The elephant ribbon is tutu cute…that will sell out fast so I better get my order in fast!…Happy New Years!

  45. karen cejka says:

    Clowns, elephants, oh my! What fun these goodies would be to create with!!

  46. Electra says:

    Oh, I haven’t been to the circus for YEARS! I could make mine own if I won this! Thanks for the chance to win!

  47. sherbee says:

    We’ve said for years when my all of my family gets together it’s like a three circus! So, some of these circus items will make a great scrapbook pages

  48. squiddy says:

    Whew! Such excitement! Circus AND elephants YAY!! And I have an ATC swap series coming up including a Pierrot theme… guess where I’m heading. Thank you for making these days so interesting.

  49. eric2003 says:

    I would LOVE to win this. I’m crazy about circus themed ephemera and have a jillion projects in my head! Thanks for all the great items you carry!

  50. Wow, fabulous giveaway. I’m sorry I couldn’t get in on it until now, butmaybe I’ll be lucky anyway!! Thanks AlphaStamps!

  51. susanscraps says:

    I have nothing in the circus theme 🙁 I would SO LOVE to be the winner for this, the final wonderful giveaway! So generous of you!

    Thank you very much for this opportunity.

  52. lyneen says:

    WOW… what an awesome collection of CIRCUS Ephemera!!!!! I will be shopping here!!! THanks for the awesome giveaway!!!!

    I am adding your store to the list of places to shop on my blog!

  53. lesterann says:

    I LOVE ELEPHANTS!! During my fiftieth birthday year I am going to go to Thailand and hang out with the marvelous creatures.

    Leslie H. ~

  54. janski says:

    I love the circus! Looks fab! Thanks for this giveaway!

    Jan K.

  55. janski says:

    Whoops, here’s my email.

  56. janski says:

    I also posted this is my facebook account!

    Jan K.

  57. trisha too says:

    What a great theme–so much colorful and fun inspiration!

    trishatoo at hotmail dot com

  58. phoebed says:

    The circus is in town in more ways than one. Trying to keep my fingers crossed and type at the same time.

  59. krisscramer says:

    When no one else has what you’re looking for, you can always count on Alpha Stamps. The circus theme collection is fantastic! You have the greatest theme products of anyone.

  60. InkPattie says:

    cute stuff, and I *need* those pennants!

    the_fultons at earthlink dot net

  61. hampson says:

    Elephant ribbon…gotta have some!

  62. 9doves says:

    I’ll take one of these, and two of these, and…..What an amazing website. Thanks for a chance to win some bliss!
    espegs at aol dot com

  63. janejthomas says:

    Love all of the elephant things in the giveaway!!!

  64. Corgihillfarm says:

    Elephant Ribbon is so cool! I have never seen such a thing!

  65. LlilleeloosMama says:

    Ephalents are so, so cool. I love them! Thanks for having a giveaway centered around them.

    purpleone at gmail dot com

  66. littlehippymom says:

    I can’t believe this is the last of the daily giveaways. Where did the week go to? Thanks for the chance to play-its been FUN!

  67. lindaschiffer says:

    OOOH, hefalumps! 🙂 I do love elephants – starting with Babar (years ago) and running right through Jumanji to Zanzibar.

    🙂 Linda

  68. kerrykatiecakes says:

    Thank you very much for your week of giveaways! Even without winning, I found a lot of inspiration in all the goodies you showed and I’ll be back when my spending money comes in! lolk

  69. Pandora says:

    Oh how I adore the circus! Thank you for all the chances to win and for sharing all the amazing products you all carry. It has really started my year off right.

  70. mestorms says:

    the circus theme is perfect! a joyful, wonderful prize. happy 2011! xo from mama_wolfdog at yahoo dot com

  71. theinkqueen says:

    Thanks so much for the over the top fun giveaways! Its been enjoyable seeing all the new products! I’m looking forward to creating art in the new year!

  72. CuddlyBunny says:

    An excellent final theme!

    Thanks again for the opportunity given to each of us … it’s obviously going to be an exciting new year!

  73. terrigordon says:

    What a wonderful giveaway, I wish I had commented all on the wonderful giveaways. I just found out. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win. Happy New Year. Terri

  74. Sharazoid says:

    I am such a Circus fiend (especially vintage). Would so love to win the Circus gifties! What a wonderful giveaway. thanks.

  75. Rett says:

    Love the circus theme. Yay! Acrylic banner tags 🙂 Another great giveaway….thanks!

  76. carol says:

    love the elephant collage sheets. they remind me of favorite children”s book Barbar the elephant

  77. susanbeau5 says:

    More fun stuff, especially the elephants! I am die hard REPUBLICAN!
    Thanks for the fun give-aways!

  78. Brenda Lubrant says:

    This past week of all of the giveaways has been so much fun. I love the alphas in todays giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

  79. lillianchild says:

    Hope my name falls under the big top!

  80. klasickewpie says:

    I’ve got a front row ticket to “The Greatest Show on Earth” and all the Alpha Stamps group creations. You’re not clowning around with these fun giveaways either. Happy New Year Leslie, and all AS’s.

  81. sahara_0000 says:

    Oh I love the circus and this brings back a lot of memories from childhood. Lovely collection.