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Bring on the Spring Flowers & Tiny Tote Gift!

Filed under Art Projects, Featured Artwork, Flowers, Giveaways, Rhonda Secrist Thomas, Sale, Shannon Cooper

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 Rhonda’s and Shannon’s projects that are still available on the new site.

Are we done with Winter yet? Did you see the crazy pictures of people sledding down the hills of San Francisco after a hailstorm on Monday?!

Well, we have 2 projects today, both bursting with color that will help you forget about the late Spring storms.

Starting with Design Team Member Rhonda Secrist Thomas’ Spring Flower Offering: I love all those Vintage Seed Catalog covers tranformed into ATCs… and in a decorated tote box to hold them all.

It sounds like Rhonda is having the same issue with lingering Winter:

It snowed here two days ago, but it’s April. What on earth? So my hopes are that this little spring beauty will act as an offering to Mother Nature, and bless my many hydrangeas with warm spring weather! I bet you could use one in your part of the world as well.

Here’s a link to see all of Rhonda’s supplies (that Market Planters Scrapbook Paper on the back of her ATC Ticket Journal is so cute!), and you can see many more photos and read more on Rhonda’s blog post.

Next up (and a new treat for you!): Design Team Member Shannon Cooper
has used the new Tiny Tote Box to make the cutest little Rainbow Flower Box!

This version is 1-1/2″ tall by 1-3/4″ wide by 1-1/2″ deep, and as Shannon notes in her blog post “From a decorative firewood box in dollhouse scale, to a place for fairies to store their berry harvest, this tote is too cute. It can be transformed into many different things!”

And a gift for all of you: ALL orders, now through Monday night, April 23rd (2018) will receive ONE of the new Tiny Tote Boxes (normally sold in sets of 2) FREE!

New Sale: ALL Metal Filigree is 25% off!

In honor of that pretty, new Bronze Harp Filigree, ALL of the Metal Filigree is ON SALE!

Over 60 options! Also including the Thin Ornate Filigree and Black Faux Wrought Iron Round Filigree shown at left and right.

The sale ends MONDAY night, April 23rd.

Go check it out!

Hooray for the Tiny Totes & Flowers Too Giveaway!

First off: EVERYTHING in Shannon’s supply list (with tons of little flowers!) is in today’s Giveaway! Note: the red roses from this group are included.

That means you’ll get a set of 2 of the new Tiny Tote Boxes too!

Next up: You’ll need those Vintage Seed Catalog Collage Sheets that Rhonda used for ATCs in her larger Tote Box. (And you’ll get that larger tote, too!)

One of those collage sheets is Flower Faces… now you haven’t see it in the photos thus far. It’s used on the flip side (the front side) of Rhonda’s ATC Ticket Journal (and yes, that ATC Ticket Journal and the Market Planters Scrapbook Paper — that I pointed out is on the back of the journal — are also in the Giveaway)!

To enter the Tiny Totes & Flowers Too 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, April 20, 2018).

AND tell me: Your Tiny Tote Boxes… A box of flowers? A harvest bin for fairies? A box of scrolls? A box of firewood? A magazine rack? Something else?

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 Trinket Box & ATCs Giveaway from Sunday’s newsletter? That would be Peggy Manning! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, April 19th, 2018

43 responses to “Bring on the Spring Flowers & Tiny Tote Gift!”

  1. Tricia Patton says:

    A wee tiny box of spring!

  2. Emily Ann N. says:

    A little box of jewels and beads.

  3. Laurie staffaroi says:

    Awesome reminder that spring and summer are near. So cheerful!!

  4. K Toews says:

    It would be a box of books

  5. Ann F. says:

    A box of flowers is just what I need to brighten up this gray and dreary spring weather we are having!

  6. Anne W says:

    Ooh, it would be cute to do a little toy chest kind of scene. But flowers would be pretty too. I just don’t know!!!

  7. Deb Kaste says:

    I would make it a basket filled with tiny easter eggs and perhaps a hand made bunny! So adorable, endless ideas to use it for.

  8. Peggy D says:

    Well at least it is spring somewhere even if it is in Mini-land. We are waiting for the old drifts to disappear and are looking at snow this weekend so…. I am definitely in flower box mode. Those little flowers used to be everywhere when I was a little girl on underclothes and dresses and hats. I just love them. I would use all those sweet little flowers in a faery garden. Sweet giveaway! Thanks for the chance.

  9. Barb A says:

    What a nice giveaway. I would incorporate some of the flowers with spring ATCs, they’d look great on them. And after a weekend of getting a huge April snowstorm, spring can’t come soon enough!

  10. Amy says:

    …..a tiny planter with flowers and a bird’s nest….. is winter ever going to end?

  11. Nadine says:

    I would fill it with flowers!

  12. Debra Young says:

    Snow flurries here last night. This isn’t funny anymore mother nature! The cat in the basket is so cute. Other project is too May end up making both.

  13. Kat Cashwell says:

    love the cat in the flowers!! you could also make a baby cradle just add some rockers! I think I would have to make a box of cats !

  14. Catharine McCammon says:

    Oh happy day! This tote box is just what I needed to tote cookie crumbs to my fairy garden. Once there, I will share my calorie free cookie crumbs with my grandbabies and all of the eager fairies that have arrived for the festivities! (We will also share with bunnies and kitties)

  15. Traci says:

    Cute cat in the tote since I am a cat lover I love all cat things. The seed packets are beautiful-will have to think of a project for them. >^..^<

  16. Kim R says:

    A box off sand and seashells. I just moved by the ocean! 🙂

  17. beth Jones says:

    The little tote would be lovely as a treasures’ box…Hhhmmmmm Thanks!

  18. wilczek lori says:

    A little bit of spring flowers would be nice. After the 19″ of snow we got this past weekend I really could use some spring.

  19. Leanna Alverson says:

    a box of flowers collected by my fairies in their garden

  20. Barb macaskill says:

    I would use the little tote as a Fae nursery! Amongst the pretty flowers you can see the little fae peeking out at the big world while they wait for their wings to dry and their fairy dust for,s! Then they will be ready to leave their sweet smelling nursery and head into the big world to spread love and happiness! TFS!

  21. Carla says:

    I think I would make a boxful of flowers or maybe fruits or veggies or toys or books or or or too many possibilities to narrow it down!

  22. Andrea Pretlow says:

    Too cute! A tote full of flowers would be so sweet.

  23. Cheryl Lee says:

    Snowing here in NY right now. YUK! I would make a tote of books with cats and a flower filled tote too! Thanks for the chance And congrats to Peggy M!

  24. Michelle says:

    So pretty!

  25. Robyn G says:

    Too cute! A toy box for my dollhouse, or maybe a little ring box for my nightstand.

  26. Laural says:

    I’m thinking a baby cradle.

  27. Laura callies says:

    I see scrolls with tiny dried dead flowers.

  28. Jen R says:

    I think i would age it up a bit and fill it with plants and flowers for my dollhouse!

  29. Debi H. says:

    I would create it with the kitty 🐱 poking up surrounded by the flowers 🌺

  30. Nancy E says:

    With the crazy weather the North has been experiencing this is certainly a breath of fresh air. What a delightful project for someone special in your life!

  31. Karen Mallory says:

    Fun stuff as always! I think I would make a magazine holder. Have made tiny books and now want to make some tiny magazines!

  32. Cindy Holmes says:

    I would make a box of flowers with cute little Fairies floating above the flowers!Spring is here! My favorite time of year! These are soooo cute! Thank you so much for the chance!

  33. Debbie S. says:

    Congrats Peggy! Nice bright and cheery ideas from Rhonda and Shannon. I would like to try both. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  34. Kim Lucak says:

    So excited for Spring!!! Praying this is our last day for snow? Mini bouquets of flowers in the cute basket would be delightful and cheerful!!!

  35. Sylvia L says:

    I think I would put flowers in it, maybe some of my smaller dried ones. We’ve had a lingering winter here, too, so flowers are definitely a welcome sight.

  36. Love the tote bag would fill it with flowers and make a shadow box

  37. Jo says:

    Love the tote and the flowers – I would add it to my miniature house!

  38. Jean marmo says:

    Oh my goodness! Simply darling. I need this so I can make it for my twin sister. She has an extraordinary garden and she would love this.

  39. I’d plant a tiny bed of grass for flowers to grow in.

  40. Kee Ostler says:

    We are all dreaming of spring… Definitely a tiny box of flowers 🙂

  41. Mary Mac says:

    Most definitely would be flowers.

  42. Rebecca R. says:

    I would make a mini flower bin for fairies!

  43. Angela C says:

    I love the ATC flower seed cards but the little spring flowers are just a perfect spring project.