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Seashore or Circus? (+ July Kit & TWO Giveaways!)

Filed under Bella Ayers, Cirque Paper Theatre Kit, Collage Sheets, Giveaways, Kits, Newsletters, Sale, Summer/Beach

Wow… what a choice. Go to the beach or run away and join the circus?

Beside the obvious beach theme in the New and On Sale! Seashore 6×6 Paper Pad, we’ve also got the Brand New (and On Sale!) Come Away with Me Collection! With a vintage world travel theme (and with some cool turquoise colors throughout) this group feels like a summer beach collection (and works well palette-wise with the By the Sea Collection, too). Photos and links to those papers and some additional beachy items are below.

But since this is almost the first of July, it’s time for the July Kit announcement! After all the fun with the paper theatres in the June kit, our July kit is Cirque Paper Theatres — with more collage sheet images sized for the cute, little Small Paper Theatre Boxes (also included in the kit and the same size shadowboxes as in the June kit, so the collage sheets from June can be mixed & matched with these new July ones, too).

I’m including FOUR collage sheets in the kit, with circus images or more facades/curtains for the shadowboxes (and all are On Sale! in case you’d like to buy them separately):
New! Paper Theatre Cirque Collage Sheet (with a Cirque facade perfect for the front of your theatre, and a goodly sized background with waving banners, too)
New! Tall Paper Theatre and Curtains Collage Sheet (with a large, tall theatre facade sized to fit the Small Paper Theatre Boxes and some gorgeous curtain options)
New! Small Scenic Theatre Curtains Collage Sheet (with lots more curtains, that also fit the tall theatre facade on the last collage sheet)
Aerialists Collage Sheet (trapeze artists (mainly women), jugglers and some high-dive acrobats)

AND I’ve included THREE 12″ x 12″ scrapbook papers that coordinate with the New and On Sale! Anthem 6×6 Paper Pads (a nice set of stars, stripes and related designs; and some random non-flag items like vintage playing cards and almost-carnival banners).

The kit also includes:
New and On Sale! 1/8 Inch Red Railroad Stripe Ribbon
Bakers Twine – Red On Sale!
– One of the chipboard Small Paper Theatre Boxes (more are available separately, plus an acetate insert window).
– A custom sequin star mix (that includes some of the Mixed Star Sequins)

And, in honor of this month's theme, I've put the ENTIRE Circus/Clowns Collage Sheets Section On Sale! (And that also includes the FOUR collage sheets in the kit!) Catch it quick as the sale ends July 17th.

And did you see that adorable sample theatre (above) by Design Team Coordinator Miz Bella (Kim Ayers)? Too cute!

In addition to the parts from this kit, Miz Bella also added characters from the On Sale! Circus Parade and Tiny Circus Collage Sheets (and Gold Baroque Dresden Borders and On Sale! Narrow Gold Metallic Braid).

Beside more new goodies related to the theme, see below for info about today’s TWO Giveaways; one that includes one of the new kits and a bunch of related goodies, and the other is a paper theatre by our Guest Designer Teri Steele!

And don’t forget: last Thursday we announced a FREE Steampunk Gears Collage Sheet. FREE for all orders over $20 through TOMORROW, Monday, June 30th! More info and a photo are below.

 New Beach-Themed Items – All on Sale!

Come Away with Me Collection

Silicone Mold - Sea Life
Silicone Mold – Sea Life

Seashore 6x6 Paper Pad
Seashore 6×6 Paper Pad

Seashore Theatre
by Guest Designer Teri Steele!

 Thursday Newsletter Recap: TWO Steampunk Theatres

TWO Steampunk Theatres
by Design Team Members Jeanne Draachreider and Rhea Freitag!

Junkyard Findings - Steampunk Air
Junkyard Findings – Steampunk Air
New and On Sale!

Although I adore all the new metal gears announced Thursday, here’s a set of gears and clock parts on paper to get you started on your next Steampunk collage. FREE for all orders over $20 through Monday, June 30th!


Hooray for the Sea & Cirque Giveaway! AND the Seashore Theater Giveaway!

Yes, TWO Giveaways today! Beside the Sea & Cirque Giveaway shown at right (which I’ll explain a bit in a sec), our Guest Designer Teri Steele has graciously offered her Seashore Theater! So I’ll be drawing TWO names tomorrow night!

On to describing what’s in the Sea & Cirque Giveaway:

– A Cirque Paper Theatre Kit!

– It’s a little hard to see, but lined up back there (under the Small Paper Theatre Box and under the collage sheets in the foreground) is a set of all 16 sheets from the Seashore 6×6 Paper Pad! (one each of all the designs in the pad)

– A couple collage sheets Miz Bella used in her theatre:
  – Circus Parade
  – Tiny Circus

– And to tie in the circus and beach themes a tiny bit:
Clowns At the Beach Collage Sheet

AND the Tiny Burnt Orange Alpha Stickers just added to the Clearance Section.

To enter BOTH the Sea & Cirque Giveaway and Seashore Theater Giveaway drawings all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY OR TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST (that’s Pacific Standard Time!!), MONDAY NIGHT, June 30, 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 winners (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 the Steampunk Theatre Giveaway? That would be Traci! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

Posted by Leslie, June 29th, 2014

138 responses to “Seashore or Circus? (+ July Kit & TWO Giveaways!)”

  1. Kim says:

    Looks like summer fun. I would love to win this one!

  2. Dana Desmond says:

    I have the Sea Shore collection and have been trying to think of the perfect project. I think this would be it.

  3. Paulanne says:

    I lve a circus and a Parade!

  4. Noreen says:

    You always have such great little bits and pieces to go with the various themes! I love that it’s a vintage circus – and not the modern circus, which totally lacks the charm of the circus of old.

  5. Caroline Lawson says:

    I just love the circus!

  6. Me Pugh says:

    Let’s go to the circus. A lovely collection.

  7. Judy Ross says:

    My fingers are crossed…I love the circus!

  8. Blair Lowery says:

    I’am running out of wonderful adjectives for you give aways. They have all been wonderful and would love to win one.

  9. Antonia says:

    Wow!!!!! Two fantastic collections. What a brilliant giveaway, the circus set would go particularly well with some Oxford Impressions circus stamps I bought recently . Got my fingers and toes crossed! Xxx

  10. Terry Ross says:

    I love the new designs! I want to win!

  11. Darlene says:

    wow – what a fantastic giveaway…

  12. coco says:

    I love the circus theme.. Great giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!!

  13. Erica Holan says:

    Would love to win! 🙂

  14. Jennifer J says:

    I always love these posts!

  15. Gloria Stafford says:

    How I long to run away and join your paper circus! Take me there!

  16. Holly Day says:

    I love this giveaway! So many fun possibilities!

  17. Who DOESN’T want to run away & join the circus??!!!

  18. Lori Turner says:

    Love, love, love! Would make awesome summer projects! Blessings, Lori

  19. KIM says:

    Alpha Stamps your circus giveaway,
    is the only circus I’d want to see.
    The circus has only paper animals.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  20. April Dudko says:

    How do you keep coming up with such fantastic themes and goodies?! I love theaters, this looks like so much fun! Thanks again for the chance to win.

  21. Fabulous ! Hope I win this one.

  22. Deb Neerman says:

    Be still, my beating heart! I’m in LOVE with these goodies and so excited for the chance to create my own theater. Thanks SO much for the chance to win!!

  23. Gail Gill says:

    Oh, this looks so much fun. I can almost hear the barker now “come on in and see the fabulous prize” Thanks for the chance to win.

  24. I love this. I want this. Pick me this time. Thanks

  25. barbara macaskill says:

    BOth of these are pretty cool but I LOVELOVELOVE the Seashore theatre! It makes my heart happy! Thanks for the chances to win!

  26. Jeri Aaron says:

    What great fun – let’s go to the beach and the circus too!!

  27. Diana Kitsmiller says:

    Great give-away…again!

  28. Oh you have done it again! Love all the playful items in the give away. Let the fun start.

  29. Debra Gibson says:

    I would love to win this one! Love the papers !

  30. Karen Welch says:

    two of my favorite things!!! I cannot believe the give away is for the two things I most love creating.

  31. angelic says:

    Great collection! I would live to win.

  32. Lori Devoux says:

    I would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity. I love it all and would have so much fun creating with all of it. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  33. Maria says:

    Two giveaways – such holiday extravagance! Thank you.

  34. I WANT it all – you’re killing me, here. LOL! Love, love, love both of these.

  35. marla b says:

    Oh yes! A two-fer—I love them both. Can it get any better than this?

  36. Diane D. says:

    How fun is this!! Love these little theatres. Thanks for a another great giveaway and a chance to win.

  37. Ritva says:

    The paper theatres are always great, love that!

  38. Sokat says:

    How fun. Count me in

  39. Beth Ervin says:

    Me oh my, I WANT this!

  40. Jenny S. says:

    Oh how beautiful!! Very fun. Thank you.

  41. Amy says:

    really great project

  42. Gloria says:

    I live at the “Sparkling city by the sea ” how perfect would that be” ?p

  43. Sandi says:

    the sea AND the circus? Count me in.

  44. Liz Russell says:

    Awesome projects!

  45. Pam Weiler says:

    I love all things circus and live by the sea. I think this one is meant for me:)

  46. Linda Isbell says:

    Love circus theme collage. Hope I win!

  47. SueEllen Hayler says:

    Great images…Fun!

  48. Lina T says:

    Love the sea theme!

  49. Christine says:

    Love all of it.

  50. Jen R says:

    Lovely giveaway!

  51. Jennie says:

    Love both of these themes!

  52. Nancy S says:

    Thanks for such a sweet vignette.

  53. Sharonb says:

    Always love what you come up with!!

  54. love your projects I would love to win

  55. Patti Flasch says:

    Both of these are wonderful! But I think I would like to run away and join the circus…

  56. This would be a fantastic win! But of course, if I don’t win you can bet I will come back for a few purchases.

  57. Sandy says:

    Wonderful giveaway!

  58. Amanda Miller says:

    Awesome project!

  59. Stefanie says:

    Yet more fabulous projects and another great giveaway – thanks for sharing :o)

  60. These projects are super.

  61. Angie A says:

    This is so great!! I want it soooo much!! It’s adorable.

  62. MaggieM says:

    I can vouch for the Believe Glitter Banners! They’re fabulous additions to cards, layouts and more. I’m just about out of them so I’ll be ordering more! Both giveaways are terrific and I’d be honored to win either one (fingers crossed):)

  63. Nan says:

    Wow! Two giveaways? What fun for the summer, Cirque and Sea! How generous, Thank you.

  64. Bobbye Bissette says:

    The sea or the circus? That’s like choosing between peanut butter or chocolate. It’s impossible to do. Why not not?

  65. Lorna E. says:

    Two giveaways, it’s a dream come true. I hope Teri starts a blog and shares her work & technique because her Seashore Theatre is fabulous.

  66. HawaiianLibrarian says:

    Awesome projects and fabulous giveawayS! Mahalo for the op to win.

  67. Sue Chesley says:

    You have the best products! And giveaways! thanks for another chance to win from you!

  68. Thanks for another fab giveaway!!

  69. Kay (Texfolkart) says:

    I would love to try making one of these theaters! What a great opportunity to win one of these fabulous prizes…thanks for the chance!!!

  70. Edith says:

    thanks for a chance to win one of your creative and generous projects

  71. Jo says:

    Love the clowns – they are so inspiring! Thanks for the chance at TWO giveaways!! Have a great Sunday!

  72. Marty P says:

    These giveaways are such a delight. Thank you!

  73. julie F. says:

    Two of my favorite things, beautiful images and artwork!

  74. Daylan says:

    Paper theaters rock!

  75. Kathy Rose says:

    Wow….my two favorite subjects. This would only be better if it was a Beach Circus!

  76. I 2nd Cathy, what could be better but a beach circus!

  77. mary beth says:

    The greatest show on earth!

  78. Ginette says:

    Let’s go to the beach. 95°F out side.

  79. Michelle says:

    Cool kits!!

  80. Emily N. says:

    Circus is my favorite!!!

  81. Rory says:

    Imagine how much my grandchildren would love this little theater — and how much I would enjoy making it for their pleasure! I’m hoping….

  82. Connie L. says:

    I’d love to win! Circus stuff is awesome.

  83. Karen Mallory says:

    Two giveaways! Double my chances at such funstuff!!!!!

  84. Luanne Shoup says:

    Uh-oh…..I see some things I don’t have yet…..time to shop!

  85. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    I’m running away to join the circus!

  86. Lou Anne says:

    Two fabulous give-aways make this the best one yet! Thank you for the chance to win.

  87. Debbie Rollier says:


  88. Lorna Dufrane says:

    Sea and circus, both are a ton of fun

  89. Marilyn H says:

    I love see all the art that your designers create. They rock!

  90. Pam S says:

    I love the seashore theme! Thanks for the chance to win!

  91. Sue Day says:

    Wonderful items to make an altered book!

  92. DebR says:

    Decision, decisions! I’d love to be entered, thanks so much!

  93. Lisa M says:

    The beach theme is so cool and circus is growing on me!

  94. Rosemary Woodruff says:

    I love both of these themes…..circus and beach…but only recently…..I worked a piece with circus animals…and fell in love…and then a piece with mermaids…and fell in love…..with pearls and star fish….etc……would love to win this for sure.

  95. marge says:

    great selection… altered books….hope I win….

  96. trisha too says:

    FUN stuff!! (Got the circus music playing in my head now . . .)


  97. Lori says:

    Your giveaways are fantastic, thank you!

  98. Nancy Stone says:

    You have the best giveaways!

  99. Dena Cottrell says:

    I would love to win! Beautiful collection!

  100. Jill Ongley says:

    It’s difficult to believe, but your giveaways seem to get better and better with each blog posting. I’m really loving these little theater displays.

  101. Jeanne Kelly says:

    I love the beach!! Hopefully there will be some clowns at the beach too!

  102. Carolyn says:

    Wow what a fabulous give away and some amazing new products!

  103. Jen says:

    So pretty and summery!

  104. Carmen Willis says:

    Absolutely wonderful giveaway!

  105. Lana says:

    I will win, I will win…I will win….one day :~D

  106. You really do have awesome designers at AS!
    count me in for the win please!!

  107. Teresa Currie says:

    Love your giveaways!! Would love to win!!

  108. maree natal says:

    Circus and beach theme! Funzie twozie. 🙂

  109. Brenda Lubrant says:

    Wow, two giveaways. It seems like Christmas in july. Thank you so much!!

  110. Carol Slowik says:

    The question is…who doesn’t love the circus? Pick me please!

  111. LeAnn says:

    Awesome circus. Love it!

  112. Sylvia L. says:

    I would love to see more of Teri’s work in a blog. Her Seashore Theatre is just adorable.

  113. Evelyn Valencia says:

    Would love to win. Lovely kits.

  114. Lori Wilczek says:

    Love the theaters!

  115. julie benge says:

    I love the circus! I’d love to win!

  116. IKE says:

    How amazing !!! I would love to win me some of those 😀
    IKE xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  117. Beverly S says:

    I want! I want! I want!

  118. LoriSW says:

    Great giveaways!!!

  119. Mary-Ann says:

    Once again – great stuff!

  120. Mary Mac says:

    What a great way to end the month with these two wonderful giveaways.

  121. Cher says:

    Great for a “stay-cation”!!

  122. Cristina says:

    Love circus!

  123. Cristy says:

    Great kits!

  124. Arminta says:

    Your products and giveaways continue to be some of the best and most colorful. I love images of the sea.

  125. Mary Jochems says:

    Love it!

  126. Vic says:

    I want to join your circus, or go to sea!!! Ok, if I can’t do either, then I want to create a circus, or an oceanscape!
    Thanks for the change to win all the goodies!

  127. Denise Humenik says:

    when I was a child, my fave book was Toby Tyler…I wanted to run away and join the circus like he did! LOVE this (and every) give away!!!

  128. melody says:

    Oh, seashore, for sure– always the seashore!

  129. Roxanne says:

    Ahhh! Love the circus collection! Doesn’t everyone! Thanks for the chance at this great stash of goodies from Alpha stamps! Love it!

  130. Thalia Kottke says:

    Absolutely fabulous!

  131. Charlene says:

    A wonderful giveaway!

  132. Tabitha Klucking says:


  133. Tara says:

    Count me in for this funtastic give away! 🙂

  134. Charlotte says:

    Have just found your site…and have fallen in love. My family probably will not have dinner tonight. Especially at home.

  135. sheilaAR says:

    Two generous giveaways, two summer-fun themes and two marvelous projects..doubly blessed! Love it all

  136. Gerri herbst says:

    Wow such delicious creations and 2 giveaways….how wonderful!