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    Day 2 of Holiday Sale! New Art, New Giveaway, 1-Day FLASH SALE!

    Filed under Art Projects, Black Friday Sale 2019, Collage Sheets, Gifts/Decorations, Giveaways, Kristin Batsel, Sale

    Note: as this is a holiday weekend here in the US: FREE shipping for orders over $50 (for orders shipping to USA) now through SATURDAY night, December 7th! Wow! The holiday weekend sales may be over Monday night, but you’ll still get a gift all next week!

    More treats:
    - All orders now through Monday night, December 2nd, are automatically entered into a drawing for a full-year subscription to the monthly kits!
    - DIGITALS ON SALE: Digital versions of ALL collage sheets and ALL digital images are on sale at 50% off!
    - Exclusive Rubber Stamps ON SALE at 40% off! Over 100 options!
    - See below for new items, today’s Giveaway drawing, PLUS a FREE Gift with every order!

     
    NEW Flash Sale: Wood Collection

    Use discount coupon WOOD when you check out AND you’ll receive 20% off current sale prices! (Even 20% off the current price if the item is already marked down as a clearance item!)

    This collection is pretty broad, from woodgrain paper to Christmas decor to laser-cut shapes to miniatures! Over 90 items!

    The coupon expires TONIGHT, SATURDAY night, November 30th at midnight PST.

     
    Hanging House Ornaments by Design Team Member Kristin Batsel

    Aw… these are so cute! And a breeze to make (and will get you quickly in the gift-making mood) using the new Hanging House Ornament Set!

    The Hanging House Ornament Set is two laser-cut chipboard pieces in two different weights. The house part (including a 1″ deep ledge at the bottom) is cut from heavier chipboard. The thinner chipboard piece includes 2 deer, a tree and a fence (you probably won’t have room for all those pieces but you’ll have options… plus see the new Holiday Ornament Figures Collage Sheet for more figures sized for this house — including that riduculously cute Santa in the ornament above right).

    Here’s a bit of text about Kristin’s creations from her blog post:

    Alpha Stamps has some new hanging house ornaments, and they can be decorated in so many different ways! Each set comes with a house and “yard”, plus a picket fence, two deer, and an evergreen tree. The pieces are nice and lightweight, even when decorated. Here’s what I did with two of the kits: a sparkly monotone house with a subtle palette, and a brighter, more vintage look with Santa. Each house is 5″ tall.

    The sparkly house was covered with scrapbook paper, and the tree was painted with subtle shades of green. A base of Snow Tex was added to the bottom, and then everything was covered with Diamond Dust to make it extra sparkly. The sign was cut from a collage sheet, and mounted on matchsticks. It was glued to the base, along with the deer. I used some colored pencils on the deer, but he would also be cute just in silhouette.

    I thought this house might be my favorite, but I think the jolly Santa in the second house changed my mind! Although he’s left gifts and candy under the tree, he’s checking his list twice to make sure no one was forgotten.

    I love these ornaments, Kristin! They are both beautiful and each is so different than the other!

    Note: Kristin includes some tips on using straight pins to help get space between the elements; I picked a photo at left to try to show the depth.

    Go visit Kristin’s blog post for more info and photos! Here’s her supply list. And read on, as there are tons of Christmas treats still below, PLUS there’s another photo of the more colorful ornament down in the Giveaway section!

     
    What’s New Today?

    Psst! Those snowflakes are also part of the Flash Sale on the Wood Collection! Plus the other 2 new items were both used by Kristin in her cute artwork! (Note: The digital version of the new collage sheet is also on sale!)

     
    Hooray for the Retro Santa Ornament Giveaway!

    I picked out the supplies Kristin used to make that colorful ornament at left for today’s Giveaway:
    - Hanging House Ornament Set
    - Mini House Doors & Windows
    - Twinklets Diamond Dust – 3oz Jar
    - Holiday Ornament Figures Collage Sheet
    - Retro Bottle Brush Tree Set – Green
    - Mini Candy Canes
    - Polymer Clay Christmas Candy Slice Mix (for snow on the house plus candy sprinkled in the snow)
    - Tiny Wrapped Gift Box Ornaments – 1/2 Inch

    Just click on this Supply List link for photos and links to everything in Kristin’s artwork, including all of the Giveaway items listed above!

    And here’s another link to her blog post for more photos and inspiration!

    Plus i’m including one of the Mini Snowflakes Kits (see below for more info).

    To enter the Retro Santa Ornament Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, Saturday Night, November 30, 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 Random.org) and the winner will be announced in TOMORROW’S newsletter.

    Oh! The Giveaway winner from yesterday’s newsletter! Drum roll, please: The winner is Ann Frischkorn! Please check your email for more information.

     
    FREE Gift with Every Order!

    It’s Day 2 of this sale and we have a new gift kit! We’ve made up lots of little gift kits for this weekend! There are a variety of styles, but they’re all supplies for making Christmas gifts (or decorating packages).

    Per Kristin’s snowy/sparkly ornament, I’ve picked out this Mini Snowflakes Kit (shown at left) for today’s FREEBIE! It includes tons of snowflakes:
    - 1 Inch Clear Acrylic Snowflake Mix (two random ones)
    - Mini Silver Snowflake Garland
    - Antique Silver Snowflake
    - A pinch of the Large Snowflake Sequin Mix
    - A Giant Bronze Snowflake

    Plus a resin snowman and a snippet of Gold Mesh Rhinestone Ribbon for shine and color!

    Note: all orders TODAY will automatically receive one of these Mini Snowflakes Kits. If we run out, there are lots more options (there are 7 kits so far). And different ones not yet shown, linked to each day’s artwork, will be featured tomorrow and Monday!

    BONUS: If you spend $50 (also the threshold for free shipping in the US), then I’ll substitute the fab 3D Santa & Silver Charms Kit shown below (2 kits are shown in that wide photo). That kit includes the Jeweler’s Tin shown in the photo, too! Some items are custom to the gift kit, but here are those available to purchase separately. Note: you’ll just get one of the charms from the Round 12 Days of Christmas Number Charms Set (so not everyone will get the number “12″ shown in the photo). If you spend over $50 and want the Mini Snowflakes Kit instead, just leave a note on your order.

    There nothing special to add to your order! (No discount code to enter!) All orders TODAY will receive one of the free gifts! Note: If you guys go crazy, I may substitute an item if I need to make up more kits, but there are already bunches ready to go!


     

      
    Posted by Leslie, November 30th, 2019


    35 Responses to “Day 2 of Holiday Sale! New Art, New Giveaway, 1-Day FLASH SALE!”

    1. Gail Shenberger Says:

      That is the cutest little ornament I have ever seen!

    2. Nancy O Says:

      So many decorating options for this ornament design.

    3. Barbara A Says:

      Wonderful ornament. Love it.

    4. Nadine Says:

      Love the little candy!

    5. Cheryl Lee Says:

      So very cute! Kristin did a great job! Love the retro Santa!!

    6. Jen Says:

      Love the retro look!

    7. Jean Marmo Says:

      Love the little stockings! The retro Santa rocks!!

    8. Lynn Stevens Says:

      Really darling christmas ornament.

    9. Ann F. Says:

      Christmas is such a fun and creative time of the year.

    10. Sharon Says:

      Jolly Old St. Nick is looking pretty good for his age!

    11. Kay W Says:

      I love these ornaments!

    12. Donna Kottcamp Says:

      Just love this idea. You could customize them for almost every person on your list. I picture my dogs romping in the snow of the yard

    13. Anne S. Says:

      Cute ornaments. Love the shape

    14. Jean Says:

      The ornament is really cute!

    15. Kathy S. Says:

      Yes to options… and more options!

    16. Ina Good Says:

      These ornaments are fabulous Santa one and they’re and deer! Love them all

    17. Denise Humenik Says:

      Love house ornaments! These are inspirational! These would be great additions to those I have created for friends over the years.

    18. Anne Thompson Says:

      I love the house hanging ornaments! I can think of so many ways to decorate them!!

    19. Noreen Says:

      I look forward to all the tiny goodness during the holiday season! The house ornaments are so clever! And the retro Santa is great.

    20. Laura Norman Says:

      Those little houses are wonderful!

    21. Lorrie Koenig Says:

      Both ornaments are cute but the retro Santa tugs at my heartstrings. They really bring back memories of holiday decor from my childhood. Thanks for sharing the inspiration and for the chance to win!

    22. Kathy Says:

      Absolutely adorable!!!!!

    23. Monica Gabehart Says:

      Love the retro look!

    24. Janet Turner Says:

      These are so cute. I love the mini snowflakes!

    25. Sandy Says:

      Just love all the cuteness flowing from these small houses!

    26. Karen Mallory Says:

      These are too cute. Of course I would make an ornament like these.

    27. Lana Says:

      So adorable and retro. Love the jolly faced Santa.

    28. Kim R Says:

      Lovin the retro Christmas! Im making retro Xmas cards as well!

    29. chark Says:

      Love the ornaments and the wood pieces!

    30. Sharron Moerke Says:

      OMGosh….what cute ornies!!! So adorable!!! Well done!!!
      Hugs, Sharron♥

    31. Kat Cashwell Says:

      Love the retro, but I love the reindeer!!!

    32. Barbara Carter Says:

      I just love the Christmas season and Kristen did a great job on he little Santa ornament. I work in miniatures and this would look great on my miniature tree. Thank you Kristin.

    33. Carol Slowik Says:

      This ornament is so sweet and quick to put together! I just love all of the elements and textures!

    34. Stacey Miller Says:

      I love that vintage Santa. Some Santas have a scary face, but he looks truly jolly!

    35. Denise Bryant Says:

      Love the Hanging House Ornaments! I’d make a Santa scene!