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While the Cat’s Away Day 1: Chipboard and Rubber Stamps On Sale!

Filed under Cat's Away... 2015, Giveaways, Rubber Stamps, 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.

I hope you stayed warm and dry on Christmas and had lots of yummy food with loved ones. (Yes, I hear you’re all having a heat wave back east, but it is freezing out here!)

And in case Santa didn’t bring you your heart’s desire (or if you’re just looking for a good deal in prep for 2016 projects)… It’s the first day of this week of While the Cat’s Away Giveaways!

And today’s theme is… well we have TWO:

ALL Die-Cut Chipboard items are On Sale at 20% off! (That’s a big section… over 100 items! And the 3 new chipboard items being announced today are On Sale, too!)

– And ALL Alpha Stamps’ Rubber Stamps are On Sale at 35% off! (That’s a HUGE group! See below for highlights of a few I’ve picked out to be included in today’s Giveaway!) Note: since the Tim Holtz Cling Stamp Sets are already on sale at 20% off, that means ALL rubber stamps are On Sale!

And what’s that lovely new chipboard kit at right?! It’s the Chipboard Steamer Trunk – Large Size! Remember the Chipboard Steamer Trunk? Well, this is a new, bigger version (8″ tall and 4″ wide), laser cut from sturdy chipboard. Assembly is required, but it’s super easy with a slat and groove system.

Note: this version includes a drop-down (desk) panel and a small drawers inside! The drawers are cut from a lighter weight chipboard and are pre-scored!

Note #2: This new kit is not only included in today’s 20% off Sale but one of these fab kits is also included in today’s Giveaway! More info below.

Speaking of Giveaways, we have 2 winners to announce from last Sunday’s Darkness and Light Giveaway. That would be Evelyn Valencia and Carmen G!

The second winner is because we offered a digital set of all the collage sheets in the Giveaway to the most creative answer to my query “Wow… what could you make by mixing all of these items?”

Oh, that’s easy….if there was ever a time for Krampus to get his drag on and channel Mariah Carey, well… this would be it. You’re welcome. Heh heh

Your collage sheets are en route, Carmen! And, Evelyn, check your email for info about your prize package!

Hooray! A Chipboard & Ravens Giveaway! Beside ALL four of the chipboard items in that highlight row above and one of the new Chipboard Steamer Trunk – Large Size (whew! that’s a nice package already!) I’ve also included these rubber stamps (chosen from the sale and all unmounted rubber… and kinda influenced by those last 2 chipboard items above):
– Huginn & Muninn Rubber Stamp
– Tempus Fugit Rubber Stamp

A Happy New Year Rubber Stamp

– Raven Border Rubber Stamp

Reminder: Here’s how these While the Cat’s Away DAILY Sales and Giveaways will work: I’ve gathered items around a theme and put together a Giveaway Kit that will be awarded to one lucky person.

To enter the Chipboard & Ravens Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, TONIGHT, December 26, 2015).

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 previous day’s winner. So make sure to check back tomorrow to see who won and to see what’s on offer for Day 2 of the Sales & Giveaways!

More info on the Holiday Closure & Giveaway Rules (including how you can get entered twice in each day’s drawing).

And please remember: Our offices are now closed. The whole “While the Cat’s Away” theme is ’cause I’m the only one here! For more info about shipping (which will start when the staff are all back on 1/4/16) and the sale in general, please see the While the Cat’s Away…” Daily Giveaways: Year 8! overview page.

A final note: Even though our offices are closed, orders for DIGITAL Collage Sheets and Digital Images are still fulfilled in real time!

Posted by Leslie, December 26th, 2015

57 responses to “While the Cat’s Away Day 1: Chipboard and Rubber Stamps On Sale!”

  1. barb m,acaskill says:

    All the lovely chipboard is on sale?????? My money tree withered away and died Thursday otherwise I would be on a chipboard buying frenzy!!! LOVELOVELOVE the new and larger Steamer Trunk and that would be the first of my purchases along with the smaller one and just about all the other chipboard would have to come along for the ride!!!
    Hope you all had a Merry Christmas!!! See you tomorrow!

  2. Clare Stella says:

    This site is new to me and I am so excited about the products you carry. My mind is already busy thinking about all the things I can create. I would love to win today’s getaway to see some of your great stuff! 💜

  3. jean marmo says:

    Love chipboard and those fences are so cute! The cafe table and chairs set reminds me of my sister’s kitchen! Would be cute to make something for her! Happy Holidays!!

  4. Kat Cashwell says:

    Love the Ravens ! They are perfect for Halloween!

  5. Debbie Rollier says:

    Hoping to win, I want to make a village and this will make a great a great addiction .

  6. Jenn McCann says:

    amazing ravens

  7. Margaret D says:

    I am a chipboard addict! That steamer trunk is just marvelous and the Ravens ( addicted to those too!)Wouldn’t I just love to win this one! Thanks for the chance!!!I want to do a steampunk themed shadow box and those pieces are great! Hope your little Christmas was a Merry one 🙂

  8. Margaret D says:

    I did link to this page on Facebook although the badge didn’t show but one of the give-away-pictures did. Not sure if I did this right or not lol.

  9. Maria says:

    One of my goals this year is to fix in my brain the difference between crows and ravens. Thanks for including stamps in the sale and giveaway.

  10. Phoebe Diamond says:

    I’m always in the mood for anything raven themed. And the chance to create using chipboard… who could ask for more?

  11. M. C. Sparks says:

    Ooo! Steamer trunk. Cool! Wanna do something steampunk

  12. Dawn says:

    This looks like a lot of fun! Love the steampunk Gothic feel.

  13. Jen R says:

    I hope everyone had a Merry Holiday and wowza, these chipboard items would be just the nudge to get me going in the New Year!

  14. Laurie Sisson says:

    This looks like the beginning of SO many things. I can see Fairies packing their flower dresses and wings, actors filling it with makeup, wigs and costumes and so much more.

  15. Ina Good says:

    Love your new steamer trunk and the rubber stamps would fit for an Edgar Allen poe theme for it!Wow!

  16. Leanne S says:

    Oh that steamer trunk looks like a lot of fun!

  17. Anneke says:

    The steamer trunk is fabulous! Thanks for the chance to win one! Happy Holidays,

  18. Mary Helene says:

    The Cafe table and chairs is on my wish list.

  19. Debby Basaraba says:

    I have the smaller steamtrunk waiting to be completed, I would love to get the larger Version and do a combo project using multiple scales. I am a miniaturist who specializes in 1/4″ scale and now doing more 1″ scale utizing your ever expanding miniature selecton. I love Halloween too. Doing a project including the large steamtrunk- using multiple scales…my creative juices are flowing!

  20. Helen P says:

    Oh I love ‘While the cat’s away’ time of year! I would love to win this awesome giveaway. I can use every piece of chipboard in it. I really love the new Big steamer trunk!

  21. Bret says:

    The steamer trunk, decorated, would be an awesome wedding gift for my daughter as she is a travel bug!

  22. Love the new chipboard and the steamer trunk would love to make something awesome with them Thank you

  23. Karen says:

    I would love to decorate the little steamer trunk dresser. It would be so much fun to plan out a theme and just “float away” with it!

  24. Lee Borgia says:

    I love the steamer trunk! I own a full sized one that is rather beat up and a wonderful leather covered one from the 1920’s. A miniature trunk would be smashing!

  25. Lana says:

    I have one complaint about your site…it is totally addicting!!!!!

  26. Barb Striethorst says:

    That steamer trunk is just screaming for a miniature scene!

  27. Deb Neerman says:

    OMG, the places that l’il steamer trunk will go (in my imagination …)! Love this new chipboard and can’t wait to get my hands on some … thanks much for the chance to win!

  28. MaggieM says:

    I’d get “drunk” in chipboard, if I had any money left over from Christmas! That large steamtrunk is the best!

  29. Michelle says:

    I would need to see the items and play before I knew what to make of them.

  30. Pam says:

    Love your vintage collage sheets and chipboard products, but, most of all, I love the ideas I get from the completed projects show on your website!

  31. Deanne says:

    I love the chipboard….gates,ravens,steamer trunk, and steampunk…’s all my kind of stuff…I’d be a happy camper for a while with that!

  32. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    I hope while the cat’s away, this mouse will get to play with this super Giveaway.

  33. Love the steamer trunk. Would be perfect for an Alice in Wonderland doll’s wardrobe. Thanks for the chance to win! I will post the contest on Facebook and Pinterest!

  34. Karen Mallory says:

    Oooh! I love altering chipboard!!!

  35. sheila AR says:

    The new size of the chipboard steamer trunk is incredible!! And ravens are good mojo any time of year.

  36. Gilda says:

    What a great giveaway. Love the steamer trunk.

  37. Lori D. says:

    Oh, I need to get my hands on that steamer trunk! Great giveaway, as always. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  38. Megan Warren says:

    What a great way to start playing while the cat is away. Love all the chipboard and those raven stamps. I may have to raid what little I have left from Christmas gifting and check out all that lovely chipboard I hear calling my name.

  39. Char- Deerborn says:

    This mouse wants to play with all of your chipboard and the steamer trunk.

  40. Traci says:

    Love the new chipboard steamer trunk-much easier to assemble than the chipboard style. I will definitely get it. >^..^<

  41. Sokat says:

    Planning my projects for the upcoming month and would love to add steamer trunk to my list.

  42. KIM OGILVIE says:

    I so LOVE Alphastamps….it’s my Favorite place to shop!!!!

  43. carmen g says:

    I like it…I love it…I want some more of it!!! Mom gave me a gc here for Christmas and I’m going to put a hurtin’ on Alpha Stamps inventory!!! Woot Woot!

  44. Regina Salvador says:

    Chipboard is the best!

  45. Lorna Dufrane says:

    Love the new cupboardbsize

  46. Penny Shukan says:

    Be still my heart! I am drooling over this giveaway. I would so love to be the winner.

  47. Penny Shukan says:

    I told the Facebook world how much I love Alpha Stamps!

  48. Luanne Shoup says:

    Oh goody, new clipboard stuff!

  49. michele storms says:

    Hooray for the “cat’s away”! Thanks for the giveaway. Enjoy your time away. xo

  50. Rosemarie says:

    I’m still just so full from the feast that I can’t think of making a darn thing. Maybe tomorrow.

  51. Thalia says:

    I love the steamer trunk. And, I love Alpha Stamps.

  52. I’m not too sharp when it comes to following computer directions, but I love your chipboard items, paper, and glue, and want to win like made.

  53. Debra Gibson says:

    Love this giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win! I’m bummed that I can’t afford to buy any of the chipboard that’s on sale but no cash right after Christmas! But love Alpha Stamps!!!
    Happy New Year!!!

  54. Vivian says:

    So many possibilities. I’m going to get started with an order tonight!

  55. Ginette says:

    Suddenley the cat knock on my door this morning. So We let him in.

  56. DebR says:

    Wonderful giveaway, it’s so much fun to play when the cat’s away!

  57. Madelin Wolf says:

    Whew just made it! Would love to win. thanks