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Star-Crossed Lovers (TWO New Kits plus a Giveaway!)

Filed under Art Projects, Collage Sheets, Giveaways, Kristin Batsel, Newsletters, Star-Crossed Lovers Kit, Valentine's Day

Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. However, you can see the supply list items from Kristin’s project that are still available on the new site.

Wow! That week of kits and Giveaways went by like a blur. A few things have sold out, but the items put on sale (to coordinate with the daily kits) will be on sale through tomorrow night (Monday, January 5th). See this blog post (the yellow box with the list of themes) to jump to each post and see the sale items (and the kits — the kits are still available, either via that list or here in the current kits category).
Next up: Design Team Call! We are excited to announce that we are looking for new Design Team Members and Guest Designers for Alpha Stamps!

It’s time to announce the January Kit: Star-Crossed Lovers!

When I saw the Star-Crossed Collection, I knew I’d have to work it into a kit (a Valentine’s Day kit with lots of red, but with some black mixed in, too, for those doomed, “star-crossed” lovers, Romeo and Juliet). I love all the themes mixed into the collection: from star constellations, typewriter keys and playing cards to Alice in Wonderland.

And I couldn’t leave well-enough alone: I mixed in another scrapbook paper — Papillon from the Yesterday Collection (and added the New Red Roses and Vaguely Valentine collage sheets).

Plus some Red and Pink Glass Heart Charms and Red Floral Dresden Hearts.

See the Star-Crossed Lovers Kit page for more details.

And check out the wonderful artwork using the new kit, by Design Team Member Kristin Batsel! Kristin used the New and On Sale! Countdown Chipboard Shadowbox as the structure (and way to organize) a galaxy of little 2″ x 2″ collages (all united by the turquoise and red color palette). There is so much to take in… and I love the way Kristin mixed in everything from Juliet, circus elephants, the Queen of Hearts, and Casanova… all the way through the Easter bunny!

Here is the stupendous Supply List and learn more about the project (and see more photos) at Kristin’s blog. More of Kristin’s photos plus more artwork made from this kit is in the Gallery. (And don’t forget to come back (or just scroll down) to check out the second kit and today’s Giveaway.)

Hooray for the Star-Crossed Lovers TWO-Kit Giveaway!

Yes, you’ve already had a preview of both kits so I’m not repeating the photos here, but the Giveaway today is for both the Star-Crossed Lovers Kit and the Star-Crossed Lovers Add-On Kit!

To enter the Star-Crossed Lovers TWO-Kit Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, MONDAY NIGHT, January 5, 2015).

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 So make sure to check back to see who won! And check your mailbox on Thursday morning for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the Rose Cafe Kit Giveaway? That would be Jackie! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

Posted by Leslie, January 4th, 2015

136 responses to “Star-Crossed Lovers (TWO New Kits plus a Giveaway!)”

  1. Lanie says:

    I can’t help but think of Romeo and Juliet with these items. 🙂

  2. Sharon McDonagh says:

    Throwing my hat in the ring…so hoping to receive a email announcing my name, as these kits are wonderful!

  3. Holly Day says:

    More flowers–wonderful! Nothing like doing art projects involving flowers to make one forget it’s -2 degrees outside!

  4. Janna Shwaiko says:

    This looks like a wonderful kit; very unique!

  5. Jean Marmo says:

    I have my own Romeo and Juliets –0 my daughter got married in Sept. and my son is getting married in June. I could use these for both of them!! Just love the feel of this!

  6. Lorna E. says:

    Fun giveaways as usual and Kristin’s wonderbox is giving me great ideas for a little 9 square shadow box I have knocking around.

  7. Lana says:

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this lovely kit ;~)

  8. Noreen says:

    The Star Crossed Lovers’ Kit makes me think of the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland! Thanks for the chance to win.

  9. Nancy S says:

    Wow, this kit is awesome!

  10. Virginia Smith says:

    I love this kit! Valentine’s Day is not that far off!

  11. Laure Janus says:

    What an extra generous give away. I love both kits, and with my daughter getting married in June, I could create a super guest book! Thanks for the chance to win.

  12. Love is in the air. Beautiful giveaway, thanks for the chance to win.

  13. Rosemary Sharon says:

    I am star crossed it seems…I never win….but I keep trying…this is gorgeous and I love it all…..just so fun!

  14. ratgirl says:

    I adore valentine’s day and I adore these kits!

  15. Dawn says:

    I love Valentines Day!

  16. DebR says:

    Lovely kit for Valentine’s day and love Kristin’s shadow box. Thanks for all the fun giveaways over the holiday season Alpha Stamps and congratulations to all the lucky winners!

  17. Marge McInerny says:

    I love making valentines and I love these kits.

  18. Traci says:

    Love the new shadow boxes. I can think of so many projects for these. Love the kit beautiful roses and papers.

  19. Ritva says:

    Such nice things again!

  20. barbara macaskill says:

    What a great collection Star Crossed Lovers is!! LOVE the Altered and Vanity papers! Kristin’s Shadowbox is Rockin’! Great use of all those cool images! This would be a great kit to use for our 25th Anniversary coming up in March! Thanks for all the fun kits and giveaways this past week! LOTS and LOTS of great stuff to add to my wish list! Have a great week and I will see you Thursday!

  21. Jo Ellen says:

    Totally Awesome!!!!!

  22. Pam S says:

    Wonderful ideas for many projects! Decisions, decisions, decisions!

  23. Star-Crossed Lovers, a beautiful giveaway!

  24. DianeD says:

    What a gorgeous giveaway to make something for Valentines Day!

  25. M B says:

    this kit launches so many ideas and directions- thank you

  26. There is nothing not to love about this lovely collection of love ephemera!

  27. Jackie says:

    No better time than like the present to start creating for Valentine’s!!

  28. Willow says:

    Great collection with many possibilities! I love the multiple little shadow boxes

  29. Sweetpea Studio says:

    I adore this! 🙂

  30. Gilda says:

    Love the shadow box. Thanks for another great giveaway.

  31. Marilyn H says:


  32. Gail Klein says:

    Wow! Two lovely collections for wonderful Valentines gifts!

  33. Nancy Stone says:

    Grea give-a-way to make a Valentine gift.

  34. Debbie Peysen says:

    I love the shadow box. what creativity.

  35. Jackie says:

    Ooh this is my favourite kit so far! 🙂

  36. Regina Salvador says:

    Hearts and flowers and black and red, beautiful!

  37. Michelle Toops says:

    I love these papers,and the shadowbox.

  38. Joan says:

    Absolutely beautiful kit! Love the shadowbox.

  39. Kimberly says:

    of course, I LOVE it!

  40. This is to die for – what fun to make!

  41. Jenelle Reyes says:

    Wow! These kits are awesome! Possibilities are endless with these kits! Thanks for the chance to win!

  42. Verna stapleton says:

    These are fun. Really love the bright reds.

  43. Karen Mallory says:

    Oh, so lovely!!! On to Valentines!LOL

  44. Jackie Barth says:

    Great giveaway!

  45. pat foulk says:

    These are brilliant! I could spend hours playing with the possibilities.

  46. Debra Gibson says:

    Thank You for the chance to win !! Great projects!!

  47. Tanya says:

    Bring on the Valentine’s Day projects!

  48. Lori D. says:

    Adorable! What a great giveaway, I love it! Thank you for the opportunity to win. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  49. Beth Jones says:

    Love Valentine’s Day!!!

  50. Terry McMullen says:

    WOW!! What a giveaway. Gorgeous goodies! Can’t wait to use all of them!

  51. Diana says:

    Loooove iiit !!!! (said in a sing-songy voice)

  52. Phoebe Diamond says:

    Fun fun fun.

  53. Brenda Lubrant says:

    I absolutely love everything in today’s kit plus the add-on. I always love the romance in Valentine projects and I could really make some romantic project for people I love and adore from this giveaway.

  54. Lu L. says:

    Both kits are beautiful! Such fun embellishments!

  55. Daylan says:

    This is all beautiful! Thank you for another opportunity!

  56. Honey says:

    Love it…can’t wait to use the goodies.

  57. Linda Blakesley says:

    The kit would be a great way for me to try something different and classy for Valentine ephemera. Keeping my fingers crossed!

  58. Lou Anne says:

    Star crossed lovers indeed! What a lovely, inspiring giveaway!

  59. Win Dinn says:

    What a fabulous kit – it’s got my creative juices flowing and I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed until you draw! Thanks to Jackie P Neal for pointing me in the right direction.

  60. Retta says:

    What a fun project!

  61. Oh my gosh, this is incredible…….keeping my fingers crossed on this one!

  62. Kathleen Cole says:

    I adore the reds!

  63. Shel C says:

    Oh what pretty papers! I can’t believe we are done with Christmas and time to make new things for Valentines. That kit would sure inpire me!

  64. Joan Harsha says:

    I have been with my Valentine for 41 years, and still feel the thrill when he walks in the door. This would be a great way to show I Love him still.

  65. Shawn says:

    What a great kit- fun papers!Romantic and charming. Nice inspiration, too. Thanks for the chance to win. Good luck to everyone 🙂

  66. Jennifer J says:

    I love all the twinchies. So fun and inspiring

  67. orianna says:

    a love – worthy kit !

  68. Sokat says:

    Darling. I love the colors

  69. Maria says:

    This might prompt me to start thinking about a holiday early, for a change. Thank you.

  70. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    II have the perfect plan for this perfect giveaway.

  71. Judy Goodwin says:

    This kit is so great. I love all the papers and all the super goodies included.

  72. Ginette says:

    Parlez moi d’amour.

  73. Kay W says:

    What a beautiful kit!

  74. Michelle says:

    Star crossed lovers.
    Valentine’s is coming.

  75. Thalia Kottke says:

    I’m not big on Valentine’s day but I love this give-away.

  76. Pat says:

    Would love to do some mixed media love pictures with this bundle. Please pick me

  77. Luanne Shoup says:

    I do believe I see some things I do not have!

  78. Susan Gunter says:

    Oh please pick me!!! I just love this stuff!!

  79. HawaiianLibrarian says:

    WoW! WOW! Wowee! Kits! Mahalo for the op to win.

  80. kathy says:

    Fingers crossed. That I’m picked.

  81. Mary Mac says:

    Such stunning colors and patterns with this great giveaway.

  82. Carmen says:


  83. Shelley says:

    Beautiful. I’ll keep trying!

  84. Connie L. says:

    I love all of the red in this kit!

  85. Me Pugh says:

    Just a lovely collection.

  86. Jeanne Kelly says:

    Love all the roses in the star crossed lovers giveaway!

  87. Heather says:

    So many wonderful ways that you can use the shadow box. I love the constellation paper!

  88. Arminta says:

    Great images!

  89. Chris says:

    Double the fun:) Great way to start the new year.

  90. June Walker says:

    Just found this site. What beautiful designs for collage. I would be so happy to receive some collage items!

  91. Rose L says:

    I love romance!

  92. Missy says:

    What a wonderful kit to kick start the new year!

  93. KIM says:

    Who wouldn’t love to win this giveaway.
    Thanks Alpha Stamps from the bottom of my heart.

  94. Nicole Austin says:

    great kits! i’m always sad when the christmas season is over but then valentines is just around the corner! 🙂

  95. Francine perri says:

    Love all your stuff would love to win

  96. marybeth i says:

    Love the blue against the pink and the red!

  97. Gabrielle says:

    love this kit!!

  98. Christine says:

    Once again you have inspired my creativity! Lovely!

  99. Linda Chidster says:

    Love LOVE L O V E both Kits!!!
    Thanks for the Chance to W I N !!!

  100. Carol Slowik says:


  101. Starqueen says:

    Oh, I love a “star-crossed” story! And Kristin’s Wonderbox is wonder-full!! Thank you for sharing!

  102. Would LOVE to win this kit to make some Valentine cards or shadow box would be SWEET. Thank you for the chance to win the kits!

  103. Robn says:

    Love these kits!

  104. Kim says:

    A very pretty kit.

  105. Laural says:

    I am in Love with my Husband, would be an awesome Valentine

  106. What a fabulous kit! Love that shadow box!

  107. Emily N. says:

    Not too early to start thinking about a Valentine!

  108. Darlene says:

    So gnerous with your giveaways

  109. Lisa says:

    What beautiful papers. I love it all!!!

  110. Pam Weiler says:

    Love this giveaway. Thank you for always being so kind.

  111. Karen says:

    Already getting ideas for Valentine Day projects – this would be a great collection to get – thank you for the opportunity to win along with all the inspiring ideas you show!

  112. Edith says:

    my dearest wish, is that it may be mine
    Thank’s for the chance

  113. Jo says:

    Yay! Time for Valentine’s Day! Beautiful theme!

  114. Shelby says:

    WOW! Great giveaway again!!

  115. Denise Bryant says:

    beautiful kit… love that shadowbox project!

  116. Karen says:

    This kit is a real “star”.

  117. Carolyn says:

    Wonderful kits, so filled with love! Thank you for the chance to win.

  118. Sylvia L. says:

    I was having the post-holiday letdown, but after seeing all the Valentine goodies, I’m ready to move forward. The papers are especially pretty.

  119. Jenny S. says:

    LOVE, this giveaway! Thank you.

  120. Heather says:

    Nice! I’m ready to start non-Christmas projects!

  121. Evelyn Valencia says:


  122. Trish says:

    I absolutely LOVE Alpha Stamps. Your giveaways are all so fun!

  123. Liz Russell says:

    Absolutely gorgeous kit! Love the star crossed papers.

  124. Emily Shelby says:

    Love these kits!!! Alpha Stamps rocks it out, always!!!

  125. LeAnn says:

    Love the Star – crossed Lovers Paper!

  126. Lynne says:

    Ah, Valentine’s Day is not far away!!

  127. Beautiful kit and beautiful project! I love the vintage feel! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  128. teri steele says:

    I always love all the cool Valentine stuff that comes out to help ease us out of the after Christmas slump when all the stores are bare. I love having the black and red together. Beautiful. Id love the chance to win.

  129. Pat Shaw says:

    Just love love these romantic kits.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  130. Sheila Rodriguez says:

    What’s not to love???

  131. Sara says:

    Absolutely stunning kit! I came across Alpha Stamps while on Pinterest and your selection is outstanding and very well priced. This kit would be a great way to start using your products 🙂

  132. Carrie says:

    Wow, you guys always put together kits that make my head spin with the possibilities!! Gorgeous!

  133. Carol Feiner says:

    Two kits, both wonderful! Love to win!

  134. Chris H. says:

    Love the give-aways.

  135. Kristie says:

    Another fabulous project! What fun.