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Cards & Constellations

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NEW Cards & Constellations Kit

Maybe in honor of the big solar eclipse this month, or maybe for the end-of-summer warm nights (perfect for star-gazing), this month’s kit has a mix of eclectic images and a cool blue and sepia (to downright sunny yellow) palette.

I must say: this is a pretty group! I love all the blue and tan/yellow images and new papers (love the new scrapbook papers!). Two of the new papers have mosaic patterns that would work well as the backs of playing cards (or for a tile floor — or maybe a quilt? — in a dollhouse).

And I got to use some images I’ve been collecting for well over a decade. Needless to say, I love them, too!

Speaking of playing cards: I designed 3 chipboard sets, one of which is in this kit: Stars Playing Card. All 3 sets have a laser-cut chipboard overlay over a solid back.

And in honor of this new kit: ALL Mythology Collage Sheets are on sale for 50% off! Now through Wednesday night, August 9, 2017. Over 30 to choose from! The sale includes the new Andromeda, Fortune and The Sun collage sheets, too!

Artwork! It’s in the Cards (see the first wide photo below) is by Design Team Member Rhonda Secrist Thomas. That’s just one of 4 cards she made (on the right side of photo, and the card backs shown on the left are beautiful, too — the flaming hearts cut out from the new The Celestial Spheres Collage Sheet overtop of the mosaic papers look great)! More info and photos in Rhonda’s blog post here’s a link to see all her supplies.

Good Fortune Fairy Pocket Cards (see the second wide photo below) is by Design Team Member Lora Mahaffey, using the same Stars Playing Card as Rhonda, but to much different effect! I think Lora is in love with Stickles Glitter Glue! More info in the Lora’s blog post (including a tutorial on how she layered and colored the components). Here’s Lora’s supply list — and see the Giveaway below another set of cards Lora made!

More info and photos about the new kit are on the Cards & Constellations Kit page. And coordinating supplies are below and on the site.



Continuing from Thursday and ENDS Monday night: FREE Gift Kit!

Halloween Banner Starter Kit (3 random shapes from these 6 options)!

Black chipboard Halloween shapes in a good size… space to decorate and large enough for making a banner! Or you could make tags or ornaments.

You’ll receive THREE of the six shapes shown in the photo at left. Random pick which of these you’ll receive: Raven, Scaredy Cat, Skull, Pumpkin, Moon, Bat (shown at right, in some cute art by Design Team Member Kristin Batsel).

Free for ALL orders — through Monday night, August 7th 2017! Need more? All of the shapes are on sale!

Hooray for the Cards & Constellations Kit Giveaway!

Let’s start with THE NEW KIT! That includes 4 collage sheets, 4 scrapbook papers and the Stars Playing Card!

Note: there are 2 more photos of artwork below (by Lora and Rhonda), both using the new Spider Web Wrought Iron Playing Card — also included in the Giveaway!

Next: some (more) items from Rhonda’s supply list — all new!:
– The Celestial Spheres Collage Sheet
– The Star Fairies Collage Sheet
– Seize the Night Scrapbook Paper

Then, some (more) items from Lora’s supply list (note: Lora’s list includes items from her second set of cards, shown below — I love the Snarky Witches!!):
– Double Dot Vintage Island Mist Scrapbook Paper (used on the back of her first set of cards, to make the pockets for the fortunes)
– Saucy Witches Collage Sheet
– Waterfall Stickles

Click on either of their supply list links to see photos (and links) to all those extra Giveaway items.

To enter the Cards & Constellations Kit Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY, TOMORROW OR TUESDAY (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, TUESDAY Night, August 8, 2017)!

AND tell me: What will you make with all of these goodies?

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 Steampunk to Halloween Giveaway from Thursday’s newsletter? That would be Luanne Shoup! Congrats! Check your email for info.


Posted by Leslie, August 6th, 2017

55 responses to “Cards & Constellations”

  1. Angie Bowling says:

    I think making something like a witch’s trading card, with stats and witches in action on the back. Something a little different to give to my cousin who says we have witches in our family history.

  2. Nancy O says:

    Tarot cards for my grandchildren using their images as the characters in the major arcana.

  3. Barb macaskill says:

    I would make a set of Faerie cards using this prize package! The cards will tell all about each Faerie and what her special power is. It always helps to know which faerie to call upon when you need a little magical help! 😁
    Congratulations Luanne an winning the last prize package! Enjoy! TFS!

  4. I’m thinking a banner with each card representing a family member who has passed on, sort of a day-of-the-dead share-able scrapbook!

  5. Kim R says:

    I would make some moon and stars tarot cards

  6. Jennie Ingram says:

    Ooohh, I would make something for the Vintage Halloween Swap on Craftster. Maybe a saucy witch set of ATCs?

  7. Sue Young says:

    I’d make a dark fairy oracle card for Halloween!

  8. Emily N. says:

    I love these frames…. I’d make some cool collages with pics of my ancestors.

  9. Lisa norton says:

    Loving these cards! I am new here and love seeing my emails from alpha! Would love to make these cards!

  10. Jean Marmo says:

    Another creative and fun project! I would make some ATCS!

  11. Deanne says:

    I love stars, skies and snark….I’d make cards for my friends!

  12. itsmebarbj says:

    Love the frames! Truly enjoy the spookiness of the dark backgrounds.

  13. Susan says:

    Cards for each season! I’d love this!

  14. Barb A says:

    Would definitely make some artist trading cards.

  15. Monica Gabehart says:

    I would make steampunk character cards.

  16. Karen Wood says:

    I would like to make a group of things to hang on a wall. I love all things celestial. The waterfall Stickles is beautiful! The snarky witches are hilarious! The saucy witches could be made into some halloween favors.

  17. Sharon says:

    Congrats, to Luanne!!!
    I would love to make a banner for my 90 year old Mumsey(mom)whom loves Halloween as much as I do. I would put a photo of my Mumsey, dressed as a witch in one of the trading cards and one of myself, dressed as a witch. I then would purchase the Mythology Collage Sheet and use it for the back ground on the trading card.
    Yes, Mumsey, still decorates every year!!!
    This would be a great surprise for her.

  18. Margaret says:

    Wow! Wouldn’t those make some lovely book covers! I am thinking it would be cool to make some Halloween cards for friends that look like a mini Book of Shadows. Or even make some miniature books with Halloween themed covers. I love these!!!

  19. Jo says:

    i would love to start this a tarot card set!

  20. Laura says:

    I’d make some ATCs. Probably something with a celestial theme to celebrate the eclipse.

  21. M. C. Sparks says:

    Something about the eclipse…we’re right in the path

  22. Marykay chisum says:

    A mini album? A tarot deck? A junk journal?
    Flip book? Hmmmm so many possibilities!

  23. Bobbie Kangas says:

    Love the cards and would make cards to give to special trick or treaters. My special trick or treat building will be a gypsy fortune teller. It would be perfect. Thanks for a chance to win.

  24. I am working on a steampunk doll house and I would use everything on that project! Crossing my fingers!

  25. Kat Cashwell says:

    I would make some really cool tarot cards!

  26. Robyn says:

    This is the most stunning kit! I love the blue papers. I will definitely make a mini book full of surprises.

  27. Maria B says:

    I would make treats for my friends. Special cards, for example.

  28. Jen R says:

    Need to make some Halloween ATCs and these supplies are perfect

  29. Rebecca says:

    I would make some fun, witty, magical tarot cards!

  30. Karen Mallory says:

    Oh Fun!! I would make some Halloween cards. With witches and other Halloween favorites!

  31. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    Cool frame. I’d do Halloween cards with witches to send to friends.

  32. Megan Warren says:

    I have several images that need these frames. I’d love to decorate the frames to match the images. great product and idea.

  33. teri Steele says:

    I love both sets of cards. Id like to make a tarot set maybe just of the major arcana? Keep them in the gypsy wagon or little cart you sell? Love the new line of blue papers! Got to order those soon.

  34. Honey S says:

    Ooohhh! I’d make something about the eclipse. It will be my daughter’s first one – so maybe we can make something together!

  35. Mary Mac says:

    Eclipse is coming up and would love to try something with that.

  36. KIM says:

    Maybe something with a Halloween theme ?

  37. Kitty T says:

    I think I’d make several of my fave tarot cards. I’ve never tried that before!

  38. Lisa R says:

    Well mighty witches galore!! Saucy ladies in black, adorned on their head a pointy hat! My fortune says “Alpha Stamps ” will pick me… so that I shall use these muses times 3!
    I think a fortune telling machine will do this just, merry meet and have a ball creating something fun to show all!!
    Lol pick me!!!

  39. Janet T says:

    What a beautiful giveaway. The color are amazing. I would make Halloween decorations.

  40. Denise Bryant says:

    I’d make some ATCs with an eclipse theme!

  41. Jan K says:

    I would love to make some Halloween invitations for my Halloween party. Love this month’s kit too!

  42. I would make some tarot cards. They will be so pretty.

  43. Cherry Koontz says:

    Love – just love – the overlays! So many great ideas!

  44. Nancy E says:

    Just love these cards, so many possibilities!

  45. Carol Slowik says:

    I would love to make an ATC for a friend! Love this kit!

  46. K Toews says:

    Cool! I would like to make cards using images from my grandparents.

  47. lynn legge says:

    the kit is wonderful…the accent frame would be beautiful for a picture of my parents. to be displayed as a tribute on my memory altar.

  48. Laural says:

    Snarky witches is such an imaginative idea for all of my lady friends..

  49. Cynthia Legowik says:

    Fun kit! I would love to make these witchy cards to add to my Halloween decor this year.

  50. Jessica says:

    I’d make a museum gallery of witches!

  51. Crissy Townsend says:

    Honestly, I’m not sure what I would make- inspiration usually takes over once I have everything in front of me…but I know it would be magical!!!

  52. Thalia Kottke says:

    Way too gorgeous to miss.

  53. Elizabeth H. says:

    I would make Halloween trading cards.

  54. Denise May says:

    Wonderful things! I would love to have anything on your site. Soooo much to create, so little time!