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Chipboard Fireplaces & Tiny Stockings + Giveaway!

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 November 23rd Update:
 The Fireplace Stockings Giveaway Winner is…

Hey, we have a treat today: Design Team Coordinator Miz Bella (Kim Ayers) has made some artwork (herself!), using the New and On Sale! Mini Chipboard Fireplace Mantel Die-Cuts!

The chipboard fireplace die-cuts are an Alpha Stamps exclusive and were designed to be used as a fireplace (and sized small enough for an ATC), but can also have ornate trim added to the top (and/or extra side columns) and become a tiny theatre.

Bella made 2 adorable little scenes, at right, and they’re so cute and so easy: just some scrapbook paper to cover the chipboard, add a bit of trim (like the Mini Red Pip Berry Garland, satin pleated ribbon from the Christmas Mini Trim Pack, or Tiny Green Leaf Garland), add some Mini Holiday Stockings Stickers, and a few extra embellishments (like Santa toasting — from the Retro Christmas Collage Sheet — or the tree from the Retro Bottle Brush Tree Set wrapped with some Tinsel Cording – Red).

And how cute is that! Bella used one of the stocking stickers (upside-down) as a hat on that dapper mouse’s head! (The mouse is from the 3 Blind Mice Collage Sheet — also included in today’s Giveaway, below!)


Hooray! A Fireplace Stockings Giveaway! Beside the items that Bella used in her artwork (see photo below), Miz Meghan pulled a few (!) extra items she thinks would be fun to mix into your own little scene with a fireplace! (See larger photo at right… and don’t you think we’re all benefiting from Meghan being a bit of a frustrated artist?) And remember: you can click on the Giveaway photos here in this blog post to see more details.

See the FULL List of 33 items in the Giveaway! (I’m going to have to have a contest at some point to find all the items in a Giveaway photo…) See below for some highlights, like the four collage sheets, bristle trees in both natural and green, and lots of tiny ribbons/trims sized for the fireplace or the trees.

To enter the Fireplace Stockings Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment below on this blog post by midnight, November 22, 2013 (Friday night PST).

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!

By Sunday morning’s newsletter, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via So make sure to check back Sunday to see who won!

Posted by Leslie, November 21st, 2013

133 responses to “Chipboard Fireplaces & Tiny Stockings + Giveaway!”

  1. Sharon Barbera says:

    The possibilities are endless with this wonderful giveaway set.

  2. Kim Rayko says:

    WOW! sooo cute + adorable + a great idea too!

  3. Lindy says:

    Oh my goodness! Words can’t describe how cute these are! I just adore that dapper mouse 🙂

  4. Lori Wilczek says:

    TOO CUTE! I just love the mouse.

  5. Lorna says:

    These are absolutely adorable!

  6. Karen S says:

    Well – now I have switched gears from Halloween to Christmas (with a little turkey in between)and this giveaway would be great fun for a quiet snowy afternoon or so. Hope I am selected. And thanks for all the inspiration!

  7. Holly Day says:

    Very cute!

  8. Rose Cavalli says:

    Too cute-love the mouse!

  9. Rose says:

    Love this! Reminds me of how my mom would always create a faux fireplace to hang our stockings on when we were little. This giveaway would put anyone and everyone in the Christmas spirit.

  10. ArteDar says:

    ADORABLE! I love anything in miniature and would love playing with is kit. TY for the chance.

  11. Thalia Kottke says:

    I just love the mouse, it would drive the cats crazy. So cute.

  12. kim says:

    Love it!
    Feeling a little Christmassy

  13. Terry McMullen says:

    Love the Santa fireplace! Great layout!

  14. Deb Neerman says:

    WoW, love the Santa Fireplace … what a fun idea! And all those goodies!? Oh my, be still my heart! Thanks for the chance to win!

  15. Sheila A says:

    I love, love, love this! You constantly outdo yourselves!! I “don’t win very much” — I would love to win!! I LOVE Alpha Stamps.

  16. Kathy Cabble says:

    This is a great give-away. I love Christmas and I love your things.

  17. Jo says:

    I love the fireplace!!!! oh! and the snowmen!!!!

  18. Anne Jensen says:

    Those mice are adorable!!

  19. Traci says:

    Great giveaway as always. The items are perfect for my Christmas crafting ideas so would love to win!!

  20. Deb Cox says:

    Merry Christmas to me!!! Love it all!

  21. Connie L. says:

    The chipboard fireplace is awesome!

  22. woo hoo – Christmas to the max! Love the goodies included – thanks so much for the chance to win them!

  23. Nancy Brill says:

    This is Soooooo cute! I would love to have the fireplace and the stockings. A great start for Xmas decorating.

  24. Russell says:

    Spectac YULE ar!

  25. Marilyn H says:

    Cute stockings!

  26. Jackie P says:

    Adorable teenie weenie stockings!

  27. Shanna says:

    How fun I love the mice!

  28. Kathy McGee says:

    Just when I think it’s safe, Alpha Stamps comes out with a bunch of new, cute stuff! I’m addicted! Bless you, one and all!

  29. Sandy A says:

    Inspiring to create when there’s so much else to do that gets in the way! Give me a reason to skip all the obligations!

  30. Sandra Lee says:

    Adorable! Love retro Christmas!

  31. S. Patterson says:

    Sooo adorable ! Love the mouse!

  32. Pam Weiler says:

    Unbelievable giveaway!! You are always so giving this time you outdid yourself. Thank you and I hope I win this one.

  33. Lorrie Koenig says:

    How cute and festive! I love Christmas and what a fantastic giveaway. I would love to play and see all the goodies I could make.

  34. Jeme baker says:

    This would be an awesome score for whoever the winner is. Good luck to all!

  35. Sharon Bonnett says:

    So cute, love Christmas!

  36. Diane D. says:

    The Fireplaces are so adorable. The scenes bring me back to my childhood. Thanks again Alpha Stamps for another great giveaway.

    Take care

  37. Ann Richards says:

    Love the fireplace. I have been looking for a way to safely decorate my pet rats’ cage. The little fireplace, with stockings filled with Yogies, would be perfect. I would love to add the sweet mouse to the whole setup.
    Please pick me, my ratties would be so happy to have their cage decorated for Christmas.

  38. Mary Toriello says:

    Merry Retro Christmas!

  39. judy says:

    Oh my goodness, looking at all the goodies in this giveaway pack, makes me feel like a kid again. Would be honored to win this. Merry Christmas to all. Judy

  40. Vic Bills says:

    What an adorable pack of goodies! My kids had pet rats for years. I hated them, but finally grew kind of fond of them. Used to wash them and fluff them up until they sparkled like bunnies. If only the rats would have worn cute Christmas hats!

  41. carol says:

    Still stuck on Halloween – this would get me started on Christmas

  42. Linda Grossl says:

    Too sweet and cute. I’ll enjoy doing this whether I win or not.
    Thank you so much for the precious memories!

  43. Mieko M says:

    Thanks for a terrific giveaway! It’s a cute collection of Christmas miniatures.

  44. Brenda Lubrant says:

    I just love the little fireplace with santa sitting by it and drinking a cup of tea.

  45. Oh the air is filled with Christmas cheer. Love the retro Santa and mouse. And how clever to make a chipboard fireplace mantel. The fun we can have with this one!!!

  46. nancy erdman says:

    As usual, your ideas are great. Christmas if more fun with all your cheer. Nancy

  47. Pamala Young says:

    Love your blog!!! Happy Holidays!!!

  48. Sherrie Conant says:

    Forget Thanksgiving….ON DASHER!

  49. Kathy Bumb says:

    What an adorable giveaway. I love the little fireplace and the collage sheets especially. Love your store!!!!

  50. Caprice Willert says:

    I love the retro Christmas package!

  51. LeAnn A says:

    100% Adorable!

  52. Sherry Collier says:

    Oh How great to have Little ratties for the Holidays! I just love them! Everything is wonderful! Happy holidays all.

  53. Holy Holidays!!! This is a MONSTER giveaway!!! You guys have the best stuff!

  54. Susan Gunter says:

    I can think of tons of ideas with this fabulous stuff!

  55. Sylvia L. says:

    I love the fireplace ideas; very unique and creative!

  56. Kris Gruben says:


  57. Jo says:

    How adorable! I love mice and this one with the Christmas trims is so cute!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  58. lynn legge says:

    i love all the bits and pieces.. so nostalgic looking.. i would love to be in on the fun… count me in.. my mind is already thinking of the little diorama that id love to make with all those goodies..
    thanks so much for the inspiration
    big ladybug hugs lynnl

  59. What fun! I’d love to be entered into your giveaway. LOVE the mouse with his stocking cap, too cute :O) Deb

  60. Nicole Austin says:

    wow! what a wonderful collection of christmas goodies! this would be perfect for everything for the holidays! 🙂

  61. Jen R says:

    Oh so cute!! Love the mouse. Thank you for the opportunity to win this awesome creative giveaway!

  62. Theresa Grdina says:

    I am a Christmas-a0-holic and would love to win this giveaway!!!!

  63. Sandy says:

    What a fabulous kit and great giveaway!

  64. Cocoa says:

    Oh my! The things you could create with these Christmas goodies!

  65. Ritva Karhunen says:

    Lovely X-mas stuff, I’d love to have those.

  66. Linda Pappas says:

    WOW!!!Looks like a lot of great things

  67. What a great giveaway I would love to win!

  68. Donna Ullian says:

    Love this give-away! Christmas is my favorite time of year! I put up and decorate 12 trees in my home….I know, a little over the top. This is the best give-away the people at Alpha Stamps have done…would love to win! Merry Christmas to all and don’t forget to fill those stockings!

  69. Perfect holiday giveaway . Makes me want hot chocolate and a chair.

  70. To cute for words. I love it.

  71. Holly M. says:

    Wow! Look at all that Christmas goodness. Oh what fun it would be to play with this holiday giveaway! Yup, yup, yup…please enter me!

  72. Stefanie says:

    Ooh wow! Those are different! Very nice 🙂

  73. Debi W says:

    What a selection of Christmas goodies!! Whoever receives this will have so much fun creating. Please enter me into the drawing!!

  74. Michele says:

    I might, just might have to give up cookie baking in order to have more time to work with these darling paper craft ideas!!

  75. Sandy Holva says:

    You always manage to outdo yourself.

  76. cathy norton says:

    I like the mice in this.

  77. Cindy Fitch says:

    So Retro! I can’t resist miniatures and the ideas I have for this are endless! Happy Holly Days!

  78. Susan leach says:

    Today is my birthday and what a wonderful gift this would be!

  79. Sandi Cotroneo says:

    What an adorable lot of Christmas-y craft goodies!!

  80. Kathryn Nowosielski says:

    Too cool!! I could use every bit of it!

  81. Kate says:

    I love this vintage christmas scene! It’s so nostalgic. Love it!

  82. Kim B says:

    Love those tiny stockings. What fun what fun….

  83. Marge McInerny says:

    Love the upsides own stocking on the mouse.

  84. Jeanne Kelly says:

    And down the chimney Santa Claus came with a bound! I’m feeling the Christmas spirit already! What fun!!!

  85. Barb says:

    I love the stockings and chimney retro!

  86. Dewanna Raite says:

    I love fireplaces! I hope I win!

  87. DebbieK says:

    Wow. LOVE the adorable giveaways! Especially the chipboard fireplaces. Sooo sweet!! Thanks for the chance.

  88. Ronda Liebert says:

    You have the best giveaways in the “net”. I am so glad I found you guys. This one is to die for! Love. It.

  89. rebecca jeffress says:

    Love the possibilities of these little cuties! Giving me ideas for making my cards for the holidays!

  90. Lisa Pifalo says:

    This is so stinking cute! The possibilities are endless. I would love this kit.

  91. barrie reid says:

    That is such an awesome set…might have to be a “Merry Christamas” to me kinda thing!

  92. Mary Mac says:

    Love the miniature trees that you picked to go with project.

  93. Carol Slowik says:

    This is good stuff. Thanks for the chance to win!

  94. Linda Ellis says:

    Hello, I love everything you sell! I’d love to win this kit to make somthing special for my Mum’s birthday on the solstice!

  95. ratgirl says:

    I love the xmas decoration collage sheet, but I’m freaking out over the mice! I must find them! Where are they???

  96. MaryJo Huff says:

    Ho Ho Ho, what fun those chimneys could be!

  97. Carrie says:

    Love it!

  98. angelic says:

    What a wonderful kit! I hope I’m the lucky winner.

  99. Sue Chesley says:

    Sweet! Please add my name to the pot – thanks for another chance to win!

  100. BuffyVS says:

    The fireplace ‘sparks’ alot of ideas! Fingers crossed!

  101. Oh my goodness! I would love to win all these wonderful goodies! Thank you for the chance.

  102. Beverly S says:

    It’s all so adorable – must have!

  103. Carmen says:

    I would love a chance to win this drawing, your giveaways are amazing! Thank you.

  104. Theresa Goldman says:

    Wow, what an amazing array of goodies. Good luck to us all…..

  105. MargieD says:

    What an amazing giveaway! You are so generous and I would love to be included in the draw. Thanks so much. Margie x

  106. Evelyn says:

    Santa Claus is coming to town and I REALLY hope he drops off this festive bundle for me. I have been a very good crafter!

  107. Anna says:

    <3 adorable 🙂

  108. Debra Gibson says:

    Would love to win this giveaway! Lovely kit!!

  109. Someone is going to have a wonderful time using this amazing giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

  110. so adorable! love the fireplaces!

  111. Peg Adams says:

    What a delightful set of goodies! The possibilites are endless. Thanks for a chance to win. Ho,ho,ho!

  112. Edith says:

    great holiday goodness love it

  113. Nancy T. says:

    wowza..I am really loving your blog here..thanks for a chance to win this..

    Nancy T.

  114. Missy Faught says:

    Seriously, I just love Alpha Stamps! The creativity is so inspiring. Oh the Christmas artwork I could create with this fabulous giveaway…Keep it up Alpha, you’re the best!

  115. Susanne says:

    I’m sure that I hear Burl Ives “It’s a holly, jolly Christmas …” in the background! Such wonderful fire-side scenes!

    And, your give away collection couldn’t be better even if it had been designed by Santa and his elves! (Are YOU the elves?) 😉

  116. Charlene says:

    So cute.. Just wonderful

  117. Lora Whitney says:

    The baker’s twine could be used to make sled runners, or a line for hanging the mini stockings!

  118. Lori SW says:

    Great give away! That mouse is adorable and love the fireplace scene pieces.

  119. Linda says:

    Love, Love, Love your items and ideas.

  120. Ami says:

    Love the fireplace, I could see using that in a doll house setting. The first page of items would be a generous enough giveaway, can hardly believe you’ve doubled that!

  121. Kay McKinnis says:

    It’s all so cute. Great for a collage gift. Kay

  122. Roberta Schinner says:

    These projects are adorable! Thanks for the chance to start off the Christmas season with fun new stuff!

  123. Margaret Kuenkler says:

    What a wonderful Christmas give-a-way. That would be a nice Christmas present.

  124. Lana says:

    what a glorious giveaway…pick me, pick me~~~

  125. Jackie Benedict says:

    This selection of goodies looks like so much fun! Would love love love to win it!

  126. melody says:

    Holy cow, it’s time to switch holidays already!

  127. sheila AR says:

    Adorable…please ho ho ho down this chimney! Thanks as always for the giveaway and the fun ideas!!

  128. Stacia says:

    Cute, cute assortment!

  129. Sue says:

    Love the mouse and all of the fireplace trimmings! A very merry giveaway!

  130. The retro santa next to a fireplace with mini stockings hung how festive and creative. Would like to create a Christmas card with santa and mini stockings! Wishing on a Christmas star to win the craft supplies!

  131. Beth W says:

    These are adorable! I am in love with the mouse and the little mini stockings. They would brighten up anyone’s Christmas. And thank you for the chance to win since a fabulous assortment of Christmas goodies.