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Saucy Kitchen Art, Special Free Gift & Minis Sale!

Filed under Art Projects, Back in Stock, Collage Sheets, Featured Artwork, Giveaways, Miniatures, Sale, Teri Calia

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 list items from Teri’s project that are still available on the new site.

A NEW SALE: Inspired by today’s new cooking-themed items: ALL Food & Beverage Miniatures are 30% off! Over 50 items! And that sale includes the Pitcher of Milk shown at left (and used by Teri Calia in today’s artwork)! The sale ends TUESDAY night, April 25th at midnight PST (April 25, 2017). See below for a few highlights or go check ’em out now!

Continuing from Thursday and ENDS MONDAY night: SPECIAL FREE GIFT! In honor of Laura Carson's Art Deco Style Paper Fans, ALL ORDERS through TOMORROW NIGHT, April 24th (2017) will receive one of the new Mini Sassy Beauties Collage Sheets FREE!

AND all orders over $24 will receive one of the mini collage sheets AND a set of the new Mini Fan Blades FREE! They’re a mini version of the Venetian Fan Blades… only 3″ tall! Perfect for making a little fan that fits in an ATC pocket (or attach the blades to an ATC with a brad so you can unfurl your fan). And I love that mini fan at right that Laura made! More info (or to buy additional sets!)

Also continuing from Thursday: ALL Findings are 30% off! Over 50 items! All those little bits and bobs… connectors, clasps, jump rings… and it includes the Small Antique Brass Suitcase Handles shown at left! The sale ends MONDAY night, April 24th at midnight PST (April 24, 2017). View them all!


It’s a nice change of pace to see the Hidden Drawer Book Box – ATC Size used as a hidden shrine (instead of an ATC box)… with a snappy retro food theme, by Teri Calia. See the photo below for how the hidden drawer slides out (and you can just see the 3D Pitcher of Milk inside the drawer).

I’ve been doing a lot of multi media and three dimensional art lately and felt the need to do something a bit simpler and more collage-y. So, I grabbed one of the adorable Hidden Drawer Book Box – ATC Size and a brand spankin’ new Saucy 6×6 Paper Pad and got to work creating this sweet “Let’s Eat” shrine.

(That new paper pad is really sweet(!): A retro-themed pad with some nice small prints for making ATCs or cards, like tiny aprons and brightly-colored dishes (and cakes).)

With the exception of one tiny little pitcher of milk, the whole thing is made of paper. Some of the paper is from a new collage sheet I created just for this project. It has lots of kitschy images of food and people eating and goes great with the Saucy paper.

I also begged Leslie to have a little set of chipboard kitchen shapes cut, thus giving birth to Tiny Kitchen Items 🙂

(Note: that chipboard set has 29 pieces! Just a close-up of a portion is shown here. Pots & pans, teapots, silverware, cups, wine glasses, plates, coffee pot…)

Don’t they look adorable painted black?

Inside my little shrine is a darling little girl, dressed for Sunday dinner, with a straw hat perched jauntily on her head. It appears dinner is just being served…

(Aside: I’m going to butt in here and say that little girl looks manic from too much sugar… not “darling”!)

Haha! Looks like my kind of dinner! Yummy cupcakes and a glass of milk, what could be sweeter? And there’s that tiny Pitcher of Milk I spoke of earlier.

I hope you enjoyed my kitschy sweet Let’s Eat shrine and it will inspire you to either go out and eat a dozen doughnuts or, better yet, make a shrine of your very own!

Read more in Teri’s blog post. See photos of everything used in Teri’s project (most of which are also in today’s Giveaway!) in her supply list.

Hooray for the Saucy Giveaway!

Oooh! Let’s start with a big bunch of items from Teri’s supply list:

– Hidden Drawer Book Box – ATC Size
– Saucy 6×6 Paper Pad (New!)
– Let’s Eat Collage Sheet (New!)
– Tiny Kitchen Items (New!)
– Retro Cocktails & Dingbats Chipboard Set
– Pitcher of Milk (Part of the 30% off sale on Mini Food & Bev!)

Next, did you notice in the “New” section above that we’re now carrying the 3 separate sizes of the popular Mini Mason Jar Set (Maybe you need a bunch of one size for a tiny pantry?) Well, you may not know which size fits your need so I’m including the set of all 3 sizes! These are so cool as they are hollow and you can put stuff inside!

AND finally: a set of Mini Fan Blades – Set of 5 AND a Mini Sassy Beauties Collage Sheet… both are currently on offer FREE for orders over $24 (click either link for more info, and photos of both are at the top of this page).

To enter the Saucy Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY OR TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, MONDAY, April 24, 2017)!

AND tell me: What plans do you have for the goodies in this Giveaway package? Maybe turn that Hidden Drawer Book Box into a recipe box?

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 check your mailbox on Thursday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the Mini Art Deco Paper Fan Giveaway from last Thursday’s newsletter? That would be Jen R! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, April 23rd, 2017

40 responses to “Saucy Kitchen Art, Special Free Gift & Minis Sale!”

  1. Nancy E says:

    I’d love to create a book box recipe book for my daughter-in-law. I know that she’d absolutely love it!

  2. Jennie Ingram says:

    Lol, Nancy E, I’d create a recipe box for my mother-in-law! She’s one sassy lady and loves retro 50’s stuff.

  3. Jacqualine says:

    I’d like to create a recipe journal book and then have the smaller hidden drawer book inside it. This set is too sweet. LOL

  4. Vera Collier says:

    years ago I bought a dollhouse Hoosier cabinet and an old style sink. I could so use this giveaway to start on a retro kitchen vignette.

  5. Catharine says:

    HOORAY!an excuse to stay in pajamas and eat pastries and sip some ultra coffee/cream/sugar. Thank you!

  6. Gretchen says:

    I am always excited about quality 1:12 miniatures . I think the paper images would be excellent in a Mother’s Day card. I would be curious
    To see if the chip board items could become a tiny mobile , painted
    Nicely that could be very cute.

  7. Barb A says:

    What a sweet giveaway. There’s so much fun stuff that I could do a fabulous hidden book scene, lots of ATCs, and still have things left for a few other projects!!

  8. Kim R says:

    Im a sassy redhead so I would love to make a sassy redhead retro recipe box to give to both my daughters

  9. Deb Kaste says:

    Oh my gosh, such adorable stuff! I would have so much fun with these tiny things. I am a ‘putzer’ at heart and could find tons of things to make with the prize giveaways. Thanks much for the chance.

  10. Jan K says:

    I definitely make a retro recipe box with my favorite recipes inside!

  11. Jennifer Bumb says:

    Just love this giveaway. Would use the tiny book with pages inside that reflect the retro times and product. Love this.

  12. Jennifer J says:

    So stinkin cute! I would live to make a kitchen and pastry shop shadow box!

  13. Marie Harrell says:

    I need this cause it all goes with the order I just placed! Would make a retro recipe/cocktails shrine.

  14. I love the minis would make a diorama with them Thanks

  15. Barb j says:

    Love the ephemra…keep it coming!
    Reminds me of days gone by!!

  16. Kat Cashwell says:

    I love these minis !! I would make a kitchen book! So adorable !

  17. Lou Anne says:

    I’d make a kitchen-food related book box and the mini kitchen things would go in a shadow box.

  18. Denise Bryant says:

    Love the book box! I’d use it to collect the ATC swaps I have been participating in!

  19. Deb Young says:

    What a coincidence. Was looking at the Authentique papers last night , and thinking about doing a retro kitchen roombox but with the chipboard pieces and collage sheet, I may have to get more creative

  20. Carla says:

    I love kitchens! Would make a kitchen book for sure!

  21. Bernadette Ho says:

    I would love to fill the book with mini recipe cards and give it to my sister.

  22. Rebecca says:

    Thank you again so much for amazing, generous giveaways! I would make a Hidden Fairy Fantasy tea party in the hidden drawer box! God Bless! Thank You!

  23. Sara H. says:

    Definitely a recipe box! That was my first thought looking at all the pictures of the items.

  24. Jean Marmo says:

    What a fun and creative project! Love the chipboard cocktails!!!

  25. Bonnie Baity says:

    I swap pocket letters and this would be a great added goodie for a Farm Fresh swap I’m working on!

  26. Janet T says:

    I love the kitchen theme. like to make kitchen magnets using vintage dominoes and retro recipe boxes.

  27. Traci says:

    Not a fan of the kitchen but I love crafty kitchen things. The hidden drawer book box is so cute love the idea. Would be cute as an Alice in Wonderland tea party box. >^..^<

  28. Mary Mac says:

    Love the idea of a 50’s theme dinner.

  29. Marie Weddle says:

    The cutouts would make a great base for jewelry projects! Love the retro papers too…so many options. 🙂

  30. Jo says:

    I LOVE the saucy wives, kitchy look! Retro is always a favorite! Would love to work with these pieces!

  31. Jen R says:

    Oooo I see a retro shadow box and maybe some altered tin magnets!

  32. Robin S says:

    Love the New Saucy! Love the box!

  33. Peggy Dolan says:

    Lol! This is cool! I would like to make a recipe box using these goodies. I love the collage sheet and the minis. Not to mention those Mason jars. I have a little house that would love to have those! Love the retro look and I already have some of the retro ladies and the b*tchy words too. I can see an heirloom recipe box now lol!

  34. cat says:

    I love you guys! What a funny, “Let’s Eat” book! If the Random-bot picks me…please pick another person!!! I am still working on the items I won from you a few weeks ago…I’m making something really cool to share with you.

    I just wanted to comment….the fan – um, not so much. But I LOVE Art Deco!!! This collection has – started – to speak to me….but it just “needs” something… Maybe peacock feathers, or angular line molding, or a real Speakeasy scene with Charleston dancers, and a pI-aney player…..y’know? Dangly bead trim…Boa feathers? Hmmm?
    Just sayin, hugs, cat

  35. Roe says:

    Love all kinds of retro 1950s kitchen stuff. I want to make a coffee klatch shadow box

  36. Marilyn Ray says:

    I’m all about food, so I’d love to do s set of kitschy food related ATC cards to keep in the box

  37. michelle says:

    What lovely goodies!

  38. K Toews says:

    What is this “kitchen” i keep hearing about?

  39. I love these I would love to make a diorama with all of them

  40. Carol Slowik says:

    Oh yes, my mother was a cake decorator when I was young and every time she made a cake she made me my own personal tiny cake. This hidden drawer book box would be perfect to have her buttercream icing recipe hidden away! Love this giveaway!