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Fruit Paradise Kit, New Collage Sheets, Mini Book, Resin Cabs & Sale!

Filed under Back in Stock, Collage Sheets, Fruit Paradise Kit, Giveaways, Rhonda Secrist Thomas, Sale

New Fruit Paradise Kit

Ah… summertime! This is a very colorful kit, filled with a mix of fruit, a bit of vintage French ephemera, and parts to make a miniature tabbed book!

Inspired by the new Fruit Paradise 6×6 Paper Pad: double-sided designs with a vintage fruit theme. Colorful yet French/romantic. And some butterflies mixed in with the lemons, cherries, pears, etc. (The kit includes 1 each of all SIX papers from the pad).

The kit also includes:
– a set of the new 3-page 3×4 Tabbed Book (note the size: the pages without the tabs are 3″ x 4″ so it’s a good size for including ATCs (bound into the book or attached to a tabbed page or tucked into a pocket)
THREE new collage sheets all with a miniature fruit theme (note: that’s 3 of the SIX new collage sheets announced today!)
– 2 bronze 25mm binder rings & a bronze butterfly clip
Resin embellishments (2 fruit cabs: strawberry and orange slice; and 1 each of 2 colors of leaves).

Whew. That’s TEN different items in this month’s kit!

And we’ve started a new benefit as part of being a kit subscriber:
The collage sheets in the current month’s kit can be downloaded as digital files FREE! This discount code will only work for the DIGITAL versions of the collage sheets in the kit AND if your email address has been added to the discount code. The code is kitsub (enter that code when checking out — after the current month’s digital collage sheets are in your cart). if you’re already a kit subscriber but don’t have an account on the new site, you should have already received an email from customer service. Subscribers who have accounts using the same email address have already been added! The discount code will only work if you are a kit subscriber.

Go see the new kit for more info and more photos (plus more coordinating goodies and artwork are below).

The “Tutti-Frutti” Book by Rhonda Thomas!

Design Team Member Rhonda Thomas has made a such a cute, little (fun) book from the kit! And I love that photo of Carmen Miranda!

You can see the tiny size of the book from my photo of the coordinating pockets set you can see at right (one pocket with a slot at the very top, one with the slot on the side, and one with a more standard pocket half-way down the page).

From Rhonda’s blog post:

I love how the monthly kits over at Alpha Stamps can inspire you into directions that you never considered before. I love it even more when my project all seems to flow together with vintage goodies that I have collected over the years.

This past weekend, I just happened to come across this photo of Carmen Miranda while out treasure hunting and scooped it up because it was calling to me. Now I know why. Look at all of these fruit yummies!

I was suddenly hearing Carmen singing in my head as I began to create this cute vintage fruit 3×4 Tabbed Book. It is included in the July Kit along with these tasty Fruit Paradise 6×6 Papers.

Be sure to visit Rhonda’s blog for more fun photos and check the Giveaway section below for another photo of Rhonda’s project, plus a chance to win lots of the items from her supply list!

New & Back in Stock Goodies!

And be still my heart: the Alice 12×12 Paper Pads are finally back in stock!!

So many new things to mention today, they’re not all covered in the previews below! Click here to see all 18 of them!

Keep reading as there’s a FLASH SALE that includes some of these new items!

Fruit Collection ON SALE!

It only seems fitting! ALL Fruity Items are on SALE at 30% off!

A good mix of items from polymer canes to the new resin fruit cabs shown above (!) to new and old collage sheets!)

The sale ends at midnight TOMORROW NIGHT, July 1st.

Click: FLASH SALE to see everything!

Fruit Paradise Kit Giveaway!

And that promised second photo of Rhonda’s artwork!

In addition to the TEN items already in the new kit, this Giveaway includes these extras from Rhonda’s supply list:
New 3×4 Pocket Set
New Vintage Fruit Catalog ATCs Collage Sheet (larger images than the related one in the kit… and check the collage sheet page for a cute little booklet Rhonda made using one of these ATCs as the cover — the booklet is tucked into one of the pockets)
All 3 citrus polymer clay canes (also on sale)

To enter the Fruit Paradise 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, Monday Night, July 1, 2019).

And what are you going to make?

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 Tags & Pockets Giveaway from Thursday’s newsletter? That would be Lee Maynard! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, June 30th, 2019

45 responses to “Fruit Paradise Kit, New Collage Sheets, Mini Book, Resin Cabs & Sale!”

  1. ricki walker says:

    This kit is a great way to kick off summer crafting! Love it!

  2. Judy Adamcyk says:

    So many options with these items.

  3. Vera Collier says:

    Can’t wait to get my kit in the mail. Should be here tomorrow. I love the July theme. i live in Northwest Michigan where we have a lot of local farm markets, so the fruit theme is very appropriate!

  4. Nadine says:

    Great fresh ideas!

  5. Barbara A says:

    Fun fruity kit! Great way to start summer.

  6. Lea Cook says:

    Ooh la la! Tres Francais! Beautiful kit.

  7. Linda Maher says:

    Absolutely love the mini fruit project kit! So many things possible.

  8. Connie says:

    This is right up my alley. Love it!

  9. Sylvia L says:

    I love the fruit theme for summer; I’m not sure what I’d make, but I would have fun deciding with all the goodies!

  10. Monica Gabehart says:

    Love the fruitiness!

  11. Deanne D'Aloia says:

    Fruit is perfect for a summertime project?

  12. Kathy S. says:

    I am sidetracked by the miniature resin teapots… the orange… a purple bell pepper! Tooo much.

  13. Ronda Liebert says:

    What a cute give-away. Hope I win.

  14. Patti Delimpaltadakis says:

    Our summer project in my miniatures club is to make a farmers market or a flower market inside a watering can. This kit would fit that project perfectly!

  15. Laural says:

    I would love to try the Fruit theme. Goes right along with summer!

  16. Carla M says:

    Love the fruits!

  17. Kat Cashwell says:

    Love the mini fruit stand!!!!

  18. Cherry nowell says:

    Well I think a cherry could use some fruit!! Lol

  19. Lorna E says:

    My grandparents owned an orchard, I could do a nice little album with a few small pictures.

  20. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    Love all the mini fruit and the fruit stand. So cool.

  21. Toews, Kathy says:

    Fruit salad upset! Love it.

  22. Denise Bryant says:

    Love the fruit! With the smaller pieces, I’d make a shaker card!

  23. Luanne Shoup says:

    All the colors are soooo bright and pretty! Can’t wait to start on my fall cards!

  24. Karen Mallory says:

    So summery and colorful!! I would make something fruity! LOL

  25. jo says:

    These projects are so summery! Love them!

  26. Jen Rothstein says:

    Loving the bright colors!

  27. Susan Sparke says:

    I’d love to make this to put on my shelf at work! So bright and pretty!

  28. BarbMac Vt says:

    Fruitiliscious is the perfect description for how this kit makes me feel! Bright colors, awesome images and who wouldn’t be happy to receive a Fruity creation?
    I see a vintage clock or a mini room wallpapered with the fruity papers! Maybe both! TFS!

  29. DeniseHumenik says:

    Too flippin cute! I would love to make this for my girlfriend & her matches-ever-so-perfectly kitchen!

  30. Nancy E says:

    Great way to usher in the summer!

  31. jackie says:

    very juicy

  32. Thalia Kottke says:

    The little book and pockets are so cute, definitely need for storing ATC collection.

  33. Carole Neider says:

    Fruit and Flowers…my favorites. Except for Christmas. Can we have a small tidbit of Christmas in July?

  34. Janet Turner says:

    I love this project. I would love to do a Carmen Miranda theme. I loved her fruit hats.

  35. Traci says:

    Cute little tabbed mini-also love the little pockets. Great project by Rhonda. >^..^<

  36. I love the fruit theme

  37. Roe says:

    What a fun theme. I would love to make a bright fruity journal

  38. Bridget Haig says:

    Wow what a sweet little giveaway, I can garden without even going outside into the heat. Except maybe the mailbox. Good Luck to everyone.

  39. Rhonda S says:

    what a great way to celebrate summer!

  40. Carol Feiner says:

    The fruit is so summery and looks delicious (for crafting, not eating)!

  41. Janet Stoffel says:

    I love the fruit for summer idea!! So sweet.

  42. Christi Ashcraft says:

    Perfect for summer🍋🍓🌞

  43. GAYE MILLER says:

    I received my kit today. So summery! Can’t visit to get started!

  44. Kim Lucak says:

    Love citrus and fruit!!! The fruit cart and the orange teapot are SUPER sweet 🙂

  45. Carol Slowik says:

    What a sweet kit! Colorful and happy!