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Newsletter: Christmas in July – Tutorial, Sale & Free Gift Kit

Filed under Art Projects, Christmas, Design Team, Newsletters, Sale, Tutorials

Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. However, you can still check out the tutorial from Laura’s project. Also check out a newer version of her bookshelf here.

It may be too early for some of you to be thinking of Christmas (though I have seen some interesting Halloween/Christmas/Valentine mash-ups flying through shipping recently). But we’re getting in the spirit early to clear space for all the new Halloween & Christmas items on order!

And to jump-start your (hand-made) holiday gift planning, Design Team Member Laura Carson has made an adorable little Christmas gift/holiday display from the new Mini Albums and Mini Album Bookshelf!

The tiny Masonite Mini Album Bookshelf was designed to hold Mini Albums (it can hold up to 12 of them) but it can be used for displaying other tiny books or artwork, too.

The Mini Albums come with 3 sheets of pre-cut Masonite to make 3 tiny books (each finished book would measure approx. 3″ x 3″). The sheets are easy to break apart (and I just used regular scissors to trim off any of the remaining tab… sandpaper wouldn’t hurt either).

It’s up to you how to finish your little books (they could also be an accordion book or a vertical banner or 12 tiny canvases).

Before you view Laura’s tutorial, remember there are links below to new Christmas scrapbook papers and other embellishments that Laura used. (All on sale!) And you’ll want to return here when you’re done because there’s a sweet, new paper mache house (with two Design Team Member samples), a HUGE Christmas Collage Sheet & Scrapbook Paper Sale, and a FREE gift kit offer (see the next paragraph for more info).

So what's this about a Gift Kit? Well, I've pulled together little kits, each one with scrapbook paper, stickers, cardstock punch-outs (die-cut labels or banners or borders), ribbons, shiny mardi gras beads and even some red bingo tiles! In addition, some of the kits have extra ribbons, some have little vials of glitter and some have a baggie of gorgeous beads (red, green & gold beads in a custom mix… including Czech glass pearls, bicones and teardrops)!

This exclusive Alpha Stamps' mini kit is free for all orders of $25! Sale items are eligible, too (toward meeting the $25 requirement, but shipping and taxes are not).

There's nothing you need to do (no coupon to enter). Beginning today, and until the kits are gone, we'll include a FREE Gift Kit in all qualifying orders!

Posted by Leslie, July 29th, 2012

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