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    New Christmas Papers, Pocket Shrines + Toys FLASH SALE!

    Filed under Art Projects, Back in Stock, Christmas Baking Treat Box Kit, Miniatures, Sale, Shannon Cooper

    Before I show off Design Team Member Shannon Cooper’s Pocket Christmas Shrines, here’s a preview of one of two new Christmas paper pads today! The Make a Wish 12×12 Paper Pad includes TEN 12″ x 12″ sheets of double-sided cardstock-weight scrapbook paper, each with a different design. Plus the back sides of the front & back covers are 2 more designs! I love the “hand-made, crazy quilt” feel… and, of course, the sheet with cats (with wings)!

     
    Pocket Christmas Shrines
    by Shannon Cooper!

    Oh, these are so cute (and tiny)! Shannon has made two wee store displays in the Scalloped and Starburst Little Niche Shrines!

    Here’s an intro from Shannon’s blog post:

    How wonderful are the new Little Niche Shrines?

    They are versatile little things; make them as ornate or playful as you wish! Or do what I did and stuff them full of Christmas miniatures.

    The inside of the niche is pretty narrow (about 2″), only 1/2″ deep, but I managed to trim some pieces of basswood to create a toy shelf and a slanted cookie display counter for my two bitty Christmas shops.

    The sweets shop is full of holiday treats for everyone. I used some Miniature Red Tinsel Garland to hang cookie cutters inside the Sweet Shop. The Itty Bitty Christmas Cookies Buttons Set (pssst, that set also includes the mini cookie cutters) were perfect for the corners of the mitered straws.

    Ah… those red striped borders are straws! How clever!

    Both of the shops were created the same way: covered with scrapbook paper on the inside and out, striped paper straw “window” frames, decorations using Polymer Clay Christmas Candy Slice Mix and tiny rhinestones, and collage sheets for the lettering and images (like the Santa shown below, on top of The Toy Shoppe).

    Thank you, Shannon! Beautiful artwork!! I love all the details, like the Miniature Porcelain Kitchen Jar (decorated with a decal and holding candy canes) in the Sweet Shop (plus the mini buttons as both cookie cutters on the garland and as gingerbread cookies on the 4 mitered corners of the straw window frames).

    Read more & see more photos on Shannon’s blog and here’s a link to her supply list.

     
    New & Back in Stock Christmas Goodies!

    Beside the new Make a Wish 12×12 Paper Pad shown above (and the 6 items highlighted below), here’s a link to all the new or back-in-stock items today!

     
    FLASH SALE: Toys Collection – 30% to 50% off!

    This is a HUGE group and includes charms, collage sheets (including paper dolls), and miniatures.

    Note: anything on clearance in this big group is marked down to 50% off!

    Over 120 items! Click here to see ALL the sale items! (Psst: the top row below are all items Shannon used in her artwork above!)

    The sale ends TOMORROW night, November 22, 2019.

     
    New Vintage Scraps Giveaway Winner!

    Remember the sale we had on the German Vintage Scraps last Sunday? More info is here.

    So, back to that Giveaway! It included ALL NINE of the new scrap sheets announced last Sunday!

    So drum roll, please! The winner is Kat Cashwell! Please check your email for more information.

    Sadly, there is not a new Giveaway today. However, check back NEXT WEEK (eek! Thanksgiving weekend!) for a series of Giveaways!

    In the meantime: Miz Bella still hosts Monthly Kit Giveaways on the Alpha Stamps Facebook page!

      
    Posted by Leslie, November 21st, 2019

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