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Sale Day 5: New Kit! New Artwork x2! Plus ATC Sale!

Filed under Cat's Away... 2018, Collage Sheets, Rhonda Secrist Thomas, Shannon Cooper, Victorian Ephemera Kit

Holiday Closure & After-Christmas Sale

It’s day FIVE of this week of While the Cat’s Away Sales & Giveaways! It’s the final day of my flurry of daily newsletters, but today’s new sale extends through tomorrow night (new year’s eve)! And the scrapbook paper sale (and the shipping sale) both run through Tuesday night (January 1st).

And what a treat today! Not only is this the announcement of the January kit, but we have lovely artwork from TWO Design Team Members! Let’s start by looking at the new kit…

New Victorian Ephemera Kit!

Oh, this is such a pretty kit!

In addition to the 3 lovely papers from the Scrap Studio Collection, there is a new collage sheet (designed to match the palette of those papers and also designed to fit the new Arched Tent Card Frame — also include in this kit). Beside 3 options for frames, the collage sheet includes some extra roses, butterflies and text to embellish your frame.

And there is an exclusive set of Dresden trims, only available in this kit (4 strips in a chocolate brown that looks so perfectly vintage)!

(There are 3 more new tent card designs! The 4 Tent Card Frames use similar cabinet-card-esque window shapes as those used in the December 2018 kit (and related shadowbox lids), but the windows have been resized to be used as ATC frames (on tent cards that can fold closed for mailing or storing). The windows are about 1/8″ smaller than an ATC on each side (an ATC is 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″).)

Go see the new kit for more info and more photos. And see below for beautiful projects using the new kit!

New Artwork #1: Oh How I Love Vintage Ephemera by Rhonda Thomas!

Aren’t these lovely! Design Team Member Rhonda Thomas made 3 tent cards she’s calling Oh How I Love Vintage Ephemera. (And see below for another wide photo, showing the outside of the cards, which are just as pretty.)

From Rhonda’s blog post:

I am obsessed with vintage ephemera. I hoard it like it is the priceless piece of beauty that it is. And I could never, ever have enough. So when I saw this new “Scrap Studio” collection of papers, I was instantly inspired to create.

These papers are just so beautifully detailed, looking gorgeous and layered. It hardly took any work at all to make these tent cards, and I didn’t even have to sacrifice any of my own vintage ephemera.

Beside these highlights, here’s the full supply list! And be sure to visit Rhonda’s blog for more photos!


FLASH SALE: Collage Sheets sized for ATCs! As the new Tent Card Frames are perfect for framing an ATC (and as Rhonda used images from 2 collage sheets in the ATCs section in her artwork), I’ve put the ATCs Collage Sheets on sale at 40% off! See below for highlights of the sale section — and all of those included in today’s Giveaway! This is a fun section (with images from Halloween to Christmas to florals to romantic photos) — and a big section, too: over 60 options! The collage sheet sale ends at midnight, December 31st, 2018.

(Speaking of Giveaways, we have the winner to announce from yesterday’s Tiny Envelopes for Valentine’s Day Giveaway. The winner is Mary DePew! Check your email for info about your prize package!)

Hooray for the Victorian Ephemera Kit Giveaway!

AND… Art project #2, by Design Team Member Shannon Cooper: A Wee Mailbox with Mini Envelope Tutorial!

First, if you didn’t see Shannon’s project yesterday (using the same mini envelope theme but in a riot of pink & red Valentines, do take a look)! Both yesterday and today’s projects from Shannon use the new Mini Envelope Punch.

See the little image at left for just how tiny these adorable envelopes are!

Here’s a bit from Shannon’s blog post, then I’ll explain what’s in the Giveaway prize (yes, and they really are related to today’s kit!):

Yesterday I shared a Valentine House full of all the red and pink things, tiny animals, mushrooms, and most importantly, tiny envelopes. The envelopes were made from a paper punch, and I have since nearly eliminated my stash of paper scraps by punching out the 1″ x 3/4″ envelopes. So instead of a pile of paper bits, I have a giant stack of itty bitty mail!

I decided to make a wee mailbox from sticks and whatnot for a few of the envelopes. The upper part is cardboard that I glued together, painted, then covered in thin strips of birch. It was hot glued to a stick that was then glued to a wooden disk. The rest is moss, miniature rose vines, and that’s about it.

Ah… “that’s about it”… that Shannon is a talented girl. Note: There is a full tutorial with lots of pics (for making the envelopes — and for making the mailbox) that is on her post but that I’m omitting here.

Also, here’s a link to Shannon’s supply list, which is quite useful for things like tiny postage stamps (also shown at left), and the new Carte Postale Cling Stamp Set that she stamped on quite a few of the envelopes and inserts (like the “just create” phrase shown at right).

So on to this Giveaway: Beside ALL four of the collage sheets in that highlight row above, I’m also including the new kit! Note that a bunch of those envelopes shown above use the scrapbook papers included in the kit. Also note: if you go shopping today or tomorrow, those new papers are on sale as part of the scrapbook paper sale!

Reminder: Here’s how these While the Cat’s Away DAILY Sales and Giveaways 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 Victorian Ephemera Kit 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, December 31, 2018).

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 Thursday to see who won!

More info on the Holiday Closure & Giveaway Rules.

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 1/2/19) and the sale in general, please see the While the Cat’s Away…” Daily Giveaways: Year 11! 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 30th, 2018

60 responses to “Sale Day 5: New Kit! New Artwork x2! Plus ATC Sale!”

  1. Barbara A says:

    Love the mailbox and tiny letters!

  2. Nancy E says:

    I just love the little mailbox. It would be a great addition to a fairies garden!

  3. Nadine says:

    Love the little envelopes!

  4. Darlene says:

    Wowza…luv Victorian..and the wee enveloes…fab!

  5. mindy says:


  6. Maria B says:

    The collage sheets look fun.

  7. Roslind Sherman says:

    Love those little envelopes darn sweet !!!

  8. Kat Cashwell says:

    Love the mailbox & mini cards!!!!

  9. Catharine McCammon says:

    The little mailbox is exactly what I need to set up for my fairy grandbabies to find their messages!

  10. Ann F. says:

    That mini mailbox is genius! I just adore it.

  11. tamera newger says:

    That mailbox is sooooo cute and the envelopes and all of it 🙂

  12. Debora L. says:

    Love the ephemera!

  13. Roxanne L. P. says:

    Wowza! You all have the Best Giveaways! Love this tiny mailbox and what a great way to use up scraps! Genius! These ephemera projects are haunting and beautiful. I was lucky enough to find old ephemera in my Moms old family Bible. Your ephemera mirrors it. Beautiful!
    Thanks for the chance. Happy New Year!

  14. Winnie says:

    Love the new kit and that mailbox is great!

  15. Kathy S says:

    So many items here that work well within the pages of artist’s books as well.

  16. BarbMac Vt says:

    💕 ❤️ 💗 💖 the beautiful tent cards! The possibilities are endless! I also love the adorable little envelopes! So sweet and you can use them for any theme justby switching out the papers and colors used! Thanks for the chance to win this sweet giveaway! 🤞💖🤞💖🤞

  17. Ronda Liebert says:

    I love it all. So vintage and cute. I love ephemera, too!

  18. Dianna says:

    Wow, what an adorable little mailbox with wee little envelopes!

  19. Jennie Ingram says:

    What a beautiful set!

  20. Lee Maynard says:

    This would be a fun kit to work with

  21. Denise Bryant says:

    So many fun project ideas! Love the tiny envelopes, and I love making ATCs! These would be really fun!

  22. Love the ephemera and the mailbox I love everything here!

  23. Sylvia L says:

    I love the tiny envelopes & the mailbox!

  24. Robyn says:

    These are so sweet! I can imagine I would have to make many, many tiny letters if I got my hands on these. Thank you!

  25. Vera Collier says:

    Love the ephemera collection!

  26. Carol Slowik says:

    I LOVE everything victorian!!

  27. Laurie B says:

    I’m amazed at all the tiny details on that mailbox. Wow!

  28. Carla says:

    The mailbox is adorable!

  29. Anne says:

    Like be the mini mailbox

  30. love the vintage ephemera, the mini mailbox and envelopes are
    Just soooo sweet!

  31. Carole Neider says:

    Those teeny envelopes are the perfect addition to my shadowbox. Great ideas, as usual.

  32. Carole Neider says:

    Great ideas, as usual.

  33. Valzora Spriggs says:

    I don’t know which is cuter! The mailbox or the mini letters

  34. Emily Nilson says:

    Love the kits?

  35. Jen R says:

    I love these colors and images

  36. Lea Cook says:

    So pretty! Can’t wait to get my hands on the chocolate Dresden trim.

  37. Sandie says:

    Very nice. Love the colors. Happy New Year to all.

  38. Traci says:

    I love the little mini envelopes they are so cute tied up and placed in the mailbox.

  39. LORI COPELAND says:

    The tiny mailbox is ADORBS!

  40. Kim Lucak says:

    So adorable!!!! I want to make the mailbox 🙂 Love the little cards and envelopes, so sweet!!!

  41. Karen Mallory says:

    That is the cutest little mailbox with mail! I always love all your giveaways. So generous!

  42. Sue Pierson says:

    Such a cute idea…the mailbox!

  43. Celia says:

    Mailbox is too cute! Also the tent frames are a wonderful idea!

  44. Kathe Deck says:

    as always, everything is fabulous ♥

  45. Lorrilee Stackhouse says:

    Love the mailbox, so cute!

  46. Luanne Shoup says:

    Flowers and butterfly’s!

  47. Beautiful way to start the new year

  48. Janet Turner says:

    The Victorian ephemera is rally lovely. I also love the little envelopes, adorable.

  49. Donna Kottcamp says:

    I love all the card frames with the windows. It seems like you can create a window into whatever world you’d like. Can’t wait to try them.

  50. Shelleybweb says:

    Beautiful images to get the brain whirring. Thanks for offering this giveaway. Happy New Year.

  51. Jackie P Neal says:

    These are just gorgeous! So feminine and graceful!

  52. Kathy Toews says:

    I just love the tiny envelopes.

  53. Kimberly says:

    I Love Victoriana 🥰

  54. Valerie Johnson says:

    I love the chocolate colored trim and tent cards!

  55. Judy Goodwin says:

    I love the tiny mailbox and the envelopes. Also, the tent frames.

  56. Jean marmo says:

    Such lovely tent cards with a wonderful vintage feel. Gorgeous details v

  57. Jill M says:

    I wish I had your creativity. I’m always amazed with what you create!

  58. michele s says:

    what a yummy kit and so much inspiration! thank you! xo

  59. Katie Baird says:

    That mailbox with the tiny envelopes is so cute I can barely stand it! Yes, that Shannon is truly a talented girl!!

  60. Sharon Phillips says:

    Absolutely love the mini mailbox with the mini mail.