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Let’s Have Some Color!

Filed under Art Projects, Collage Sheets, Easter Egg Shadowbox Kit, Flowers, Giveaways, Sale, Shannon Cooper

That talented Design Team Member Shannon Cooper has made 2 Easter boxes for today’s newsletter. But I’m smitten by that little rabbit sitting atop a tiny tin (on a thread spool)… see right and the wide photo below.

He (and the whole totem he’s part of) are so small! He fits inside the 3.5×5.5 Mini Shadowbox (with the matching Mini Shadowbox Lid – Chocolate Bunny), decorated as a gift box. What a lovely gift that would be to receive… and an aside: Shannon makes the prettiest bows!

Note the sides of the box lid: they look like eyelet (cute and easy as Shannon just added dots in the center of each scallop pre-cut on the sides).

Shannon also provides a super-easy tutorial for making that multi-color crepe paper fringe that’s around the top of the spool.

The rabbit himself is from the Happy Easter Collage Sheet. You can see the rest of the supply list here.

And more photos in Shannon’s blog post.


New Sale and New FREE Gift Kit

Everything in the Easter Collage Sheets section is on sale at 50% off — the sale ends MONDAY night, March 12th 2018. (That includes tons of cute chicks and rabbits… and also ladies in Easter bonnets!)

And there’s a new Spring Oval Bookmark Set FREE Gift Kit!! All orders now through Monday night (March 12, 2018) will receive this special gift:
– one of the Bronze Bookmark with Oval Setting, plus:
– a matching 25x18mm Glass Cabochons
AND one of the new Spring Pendants Mini Collage Sheets! So many options in this sheet: from flowers to fairies to birds & bees… they’d be right at home in a mini bouquet or on a hat.

You could make one as a bookmark…. but they could be used as a “photo stick pin” in a collage or a bouquet… and Laura Carson used one of these bookmarks with some additional filigree (a couple Christmases ago) as a festive hostess gift… lots of ideas!


Hooray for the Give Me Some Color Giveaway!

I may be rebelling just a wee bit, with all the pastel Easter things announced earlier this week

And (oh my!) did you see those beeeeutiful new Time Is An Illusion papers (up above in the “new section” — or the one at right)? They are luscious! And between those (and the colors in Nichola’s new Fortunes Told Collage Sheet), I picked out a few more papers for this COLORFUL Giveaway kit:
Oxidation Scrapbook Paper – Teal & Rust
Oxidation Scrapbook Paper – Purple & Rust
Double Dot Vintage Orange Citrus Scrapbook Paper

And the 3 Time Is An Illusion papers and Nichola’s Fortunes Told Collage Sheet are included, too!

Bonus: One of the Spring Oval Bookmark Set Gift Kits!

To enter the Give Me Some Color 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, Friday Night, March 9, 2018).

AND tell me: What will you make with those colorful Time Is An Illusion papers? And/or what will you make with the Spring Oval Bookmark Set?

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

Hey, who won the Easter Egg Shadowbox Kit Giveaway from Sunday’s newsletter? That would be Leah Fein! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, March 8th, 2018

38 responses to “Let’s Have Some Color!”

  1. Nancy O says:

    The papers would be used to cover and line an old steamer trunk which would contain an aged set of the marvelous fortune telling items on Nichola’s new collage sheet.

  2. Maria B says:

    I would make collage cards with the papers.

  3. Ina Good says:

    I would use them in a shadowbox scene with my fortune telling booklet

  4. Jen R says:

    I think those papers would be perfect for a Steampunk theme journal. I might try the bookmarks as well.

  5. Laura callies says:

    I think a mixed media shadow box is perfect for the papers and i see potential for some jewelry pieces as well.

  6. Ann F. says:

    I would make a shadowbox incorporating some of that beautiful oxidation scrapbook paper. So gorgeous!

  7. Jean Marmo says:

    Oh my – so cute!Love those mini flowers! I think is shadowbox would be o fun to make!

  8. Michelle G says:

    I love those papers!! They are wonderful! I think I would use them for the inside of a shadowbox. They are just so beautiful!

  9. Kat Cashwell says:

    These papers are beautiful and I would have to make something to do with mermaids and under the sea!

  10. Nadine says:

    Thank You for all the wonderful giveaways. I would use them in a miniature room box project.

  11. Anne W says:

    Ooh, I would use those cool papers inside of a treasure chest filled with “rusted” found objects.

  12. I would use them in this castle project I am making

  13. Jennie Ingram says:

    I’d do a bookmark for my mom’s upcoming birthday.

  14. Rebecca R. says:

    I would make some beautiful fairy bookmarks!

  15. Kim R says:

    I Love these papers! I would create a gypsy themed fortune teller box

  16. Cynthia P says:

    I am smitten with the floral paper. I like it for a dressing screen. The oval images would be great for focal points on many doll projects. As for the book mark I would modify it to make a hand held mirror on one side as the other side with the cabochon and pic . Endless possibilities for great items.

  17. K Toews says:

    beautiful papers, I would use them in a nature shadowbox.

  18. Laural says:

    I see a Steampunk Theater with Jules Verne

  19. would love to make a little easter basket

  20. Maggie Minnich says:

    I would use these beautiful papers on & in some altered Altoids tins. Too pretty!

  21. Debbie S. says:

    Congrats to Leah! An old sunken trunk with treasure inside. Thanks for the chance to win. Love the Easter gift.

  22. Karen Mallory says:

    Love the papers! I think they would go great with a project using some of my Relics and Artifacts.

  23. Denise Bryant says:

    I have a special wooden box that was my Mom’s and it needs to have the drawers lined with some pretty paper!

  24. Luanne Shoup says:

    I think I need to make that Easter basket for my granddaughter!

  25. Barb macaskill says:

    The Oxidation papers are awesome! I would use them as a background on a mixed media canvas and then use the rest for diecutting images to add to it! I would probably add one of the Spring Oval bookmarks to the canvas. It would go on upside down and I would place flowers or greenery in the end with the slots.

  26. Judy Goodwin says:

    I’d make a little Easter bunny similar to Shannon’s and, also,a ren faire fortunetellers tent. I love those papers.

  27. Emily Dale says:

    I’d use the papers in my collages.

  28. The oxidation papers could be roughed-upped a little with fine sandpaper then I would dry brush paint over them.

  29. LeAnn says:

    I would use some paper book quotes with the bookmarks.

  30. Nan N. says:

    They would make beautiful sky backgrounds… Sunrise or sunset.

  31. Jo says:

    I love the bunny! I think I would use the bunny with the papers to make a pretty shadow box.

  32. Diane Dainis says:

    I would make a birthday surprise for my daughter who’s in school in California. Love sending her care packages.

  33. Nancy E says:

    Just am in love with the baby bunny on top of the spool of thread. I’ve got several people in mind who would absolutely love this!

  34. Thalia says:

    When are bookmark not useful? I would definitely make up soome

  35. Mary Mac says:

    Love the Time is an Illusion papers and would work with these for a project.

  36. KAREN YOUNG says:

    All these items would be perfect for a planned gypsy wagon fortune teller. Most of the fun of a project is acquiring the materials to complete it.

  37. Jackie P Neal says:

    Hmmmm, I am thinking I would make an altered art piece with those yummy papers and some chunky embossing powders and rusty things- Oh my!

  38. Sylvia L says:

    I love the beautiful papers; I would use some to make treat cones with. I like the unique bookmarks, too.