Gauche Alchemy + Paper Issues = TOTAL AWESOMENESS!

Hallooooo out there!  This is Chrissy to let you in on an awesome collaboration we are participating in!  For the next two weeks, the Paper Issues crew is doing an awesome theme that gets you to think outside of your comfort zone and guess who has eight thumbs and is sponsoring! That’s right! We are!  Here are some awesome projects from a few of the Paper Issues gals (and you’ll probably recognize two of them, our own Gauche Mama, Chrissy and our Newsletter Overlord, Lori!

We also have news of an awesome giveaway on the Paper Issues blog and a 30% off coupon code for our very own sweet shop!  For the Paper Issues giveaway, just head on over to Paper Issues and become a follower as well as “like” their Facebook page.  Here’s the awesomeness you’ll be in the running for:

Now for our awesome little coupon offer.  Just go into the Gauche Alchemy shop anytime between now and the 27th to take advantage of the 30% off coupon.  Upon checkout, use coupon code PAPERISSUES2012 to get 30% off your order!  This excludes the ACME Kit subscriptions though.

Be sure to check out all of the amazing mixed media projects over at Paper Issues and we would love it if you linked up your projects with them as well as within our Flickr group!



ANNOUNCEMENT (washitape washitape washitape)!

HEAR YE!  HEAR YE!  I come bringing news of immense proportions!  Gauche Alchemy studios is proud and INSANELY giddy to announce the arrival of a new category to our shop.    Wanna know what it is?  I’ll give you a little peek…

Oooooooh…so pretty, right?  That’s right, my gauchie friends…WASHI TAPE!  Twenty different variety packs, to be exact. Stripes, plaid, dots, metallic!  We’ve got it all.

Here are a few of my favorites:

Any of these trios could be yours for only $10 with FREE SHIPPING!  How sweet is that?  Stop by the shop and behold the grand array of washi goodness!!!!

Please stop by regularly to see some fantastic examples of what you can do with washi tape! And possibly a giveaway or two.  But you don’t like giveaways, do you?

I promise you will not be disappointed.

Stop the Show! It’s a New Kit!

Hi everyone! Maggi here to show you our newest kit! Presenting: Showstoppers!

Mixed Media Paper Craft Kit

The Showstoppers Mixed Media Paper Crafting Kit is FULL of amazing vintage ephemera, new patterned papers, punchinella and embellishments. Your projects are sure to make the Best Dressed list! Can we say Award for Best Artist? (They give awards for that, right?) You know, I love all of our kits but this one…oh my, Maggi needs it! (Don’t tell the other kits I said that.)

Altered Art Mixed Media Kit

Here’s what you get:

-A random assortment of 11 awesome pages of Gauche Alchemy ephemera (of course)
-An assortment of patterned papers from the likes of Prima, Graphic 45, and others
-A KaiserCraft “Big Ticket” mini album
-A 12×12 piece of our wallpaper paper
-A Tim Holtz “Tickets” stamp
-A Gauche Alchemy “TekniKolor Color Kit” containing various bits and bobs
-A large black sequin fabric swatch
-A small coordinating fabric swatch
-Various lace and trims
-A Groucho Marx patch
-1 Piece of punchinella
-1 Piece of PVC punchinella
-1 12″ strip of film

*Please note the pictures above are merely representations of what you’ll receive; due to the nature of vintage ephemera, each kit is unique!

**This kit is only $39.00 and ships F-R-E-E to the United States and Canada! All other countries pay only $8.00 to ship!**
Scrapbook Paper for Mixed Media

Vintage Ephemera for Mixed Media

Found Objects for Mixed Media

Um, hello! It’s fabulous, right? Strut down the red carpet to the Gauche Alchemy store and get your very own Showstoppers kit today! (Watch out for paparazzi)

Now go glue something awesome onto some awesome something!

Maggi 😀

Image Map

Moshi Moshi Gauche Alchemy!

Hi everyone!

Maggi here to announce our super cool new kit for January! Please to enjoy our Moshi Moshi Mixed Media Paper Crafting Kit!

I just love this kit! I got some time to play with it before it hit the Gauche Alchemy store and let me tell you, it rocks! Most of the contents in this kit came straight from Japan. It’s got a little bit of kawaii, a little bit of vintage goodness and a whole lot of awesomesauce! (And yes, I did just say “awesomesauce”, this kit is that cool.)

Here’s what you get:

– 1 12×12″ Tinkering Ink floral paper
– 1 12×12″ Basic Grey Wisteria paper
– 1 8.5×11″ Bazzill cardstock
– 1 sheet vintage origami paper
– 1 5″x12″ piece of PVC punchinella
– 1 swatch of fabric with sticker adhesive on the back
– 3 Japanese children’s book pages
– 1 sheet of Japanese newspaper
– 1 sheet vintage dressmaking book page

– 1 Chinese foreign text page
– 1 Japanese foreign text page
– 1 page from a Japanese tourist book
– 1 card of vintage Japanese embroidery floss
– several Japanese paper game pieces
– 1 swatch vintage silk kimono fabric (pattern varies)
– adhesive fabric book tape swatch
– Bento box food picks and cupcake liner (pattern varies)
– small Asian-themed bookmark
– novelty eraser from Japan (in this photo, the milk carton – varies)
– a patterned binder clip and a novelty wooden clip
– mini patterned packing tape roll
– fabric-covered button from Japan
– tiny seed bead trim from Japan

I want to make sure you note that this kit includes some of our new PVC Punchinella and let me just tell you, I LOVE the PVC Punchinella.

Our Moshi Moshi Mixed Media Paper Crafting Kit is now available in the Gauche Alchemy store!

Now go glue something awesome onto some awesome something! 😀


PVC Punchinella is Here!

Hi everyone!

Maggi here to announce some exciting new additions to the Gauche Alchemy store, direct from India, PVC Punchinella!  This punchinella is different from our regular Punchinella in that it is thicker and holds crimping and shaping to a much greater degree (perfect for bending projects to your creative will, muwahahahaha). It is coated with foil, which gives it the color it has and is wonderful for layering.

Orange Starburst 5×12 sheet for $0.60

Silver 10mm Circles, 6×12 sheet for $0.70

Sunburst, 4×12 sheet for $0.50

Red 3mm Circles 9 1/2×12 sheet for $1.15

Rectangles 6 1/2×12 Sheet for $0.75

White 3mm Circles 9 1/2×12 sheet for $1.15

White Teardrop 6×12 sheet for $0.70

Gold Starflower 5 1/2×12 sheet for $0.60

6 Petaled Flower 9 1/2×12 sheet for $1.15

Keep in mind this is a waste product (hence the name “sequin waste”) and some of the pieces are pre-distressed, which may include irregular coloration, crimped edges and folding. This product should not be consider archival (for you rockin’ scrappers out there).  Each piece of this punchinella is unique!

Shipping for this new punchinella is $3.00 for the first sheet in the US and Canada and $8.00 for the first sheet everywhere else.  Get yours in the Gauche Alchemy store!

Now go glue something awesome onto some awesome something!

Maggi 😀

Gauche Alchemy’s Knick Knack Paddy Whack

Hi everyone!

Maggi here to reveal our super awesome brand spankin’ new kit for December! I am really in love with this kit for a lot of reasons but the main reason I’m drooling over it is that this is a single shot project kit.

I just love creating using small curio cabinets and shadow boxes so I’m super excited to reveal December’s kit, “Knick Knack Paddy Whack”:

This entire kit is $25 with FREE shipping to the US and Canada (All other countries only pay $6 to ship!)

Here’s what you get:

– 1 curio box, 6″x6″ with either 8 or 9 sections (as pictured above – random selection)
– 3 swatches of coordinating fabric
– 6 pieces of coordinating paper, about 3″x5″ each
– 7 pieces of paper ephemera
– 1 piece white 3mm circles punchinella
– 1 rusty vintage skeleton key
– 1 toy figurine (varies)
– several found objects – metal, chipboard, plastic
– paper flowers and leaves
– Kaiser Crafts rhinestone stickers
– several vintage style epoxy stickers
– a length of sequin ribbon
– 3 vintage playing cards
– 3 game cards with quotes
– 3 paper tickets

How cool is that?! Go get yours now in the Gauche Alchemy store, then go glue something awesome onto it!

Maggi 😀


Heather and Amy here, excited to share with you a deal that you won’t want to miss!  You know that Bare Nekkid kit you’ve had your eye on…

…or that Hot for Teacher kit that would be perfect for your crafty sister?

Well, from NOW UNTIL FRIDAY, you will save 25% off every item in our entire shop!  No coupon code is necessary; just stop in the store!  Everything has already been marked down for your shopping delight and convenience!


We are also happy to send gifts to a third party in one of our signature Gauche Alchemy pizza boxes (and wrapped in a gorgeous lace ribbon)!  Just leave us a note when you place your order, or email us at to give us a head’s up with any instructions or details.


Now go shopping and support independent businesses!  We thank you for your support!