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New Tiny Houses, Beach & Mermaids Collage Sheet Sale!

Filed under Art Projects, Beneath the Sea Kit, Giveaways, Kristin Batsel, Newsletters, Sale, Shannon Cooper

Between this month’s kit, and Shannon’s artwork featured today, I decided to put ALL Beach & Mermaids Collage Sheets on sale at 50% off now through Monday night, June 20th! 51 items… Like the Ships and Waves Backdrops and The Sea Calls To Me Collage Sheets shown at right. Or that close-up from Children at the Beach in the sale graphic at left.

We have sweet artwork today by TWO Design Team Members: both using the new Tiny Little Shadowbox Houses!

Such cute little houses! These are even tinier than the Mini Shadowbox Houses we already have on the site! These new tiny ones are between 2″ and 2-3/4″ tall!

Laser cut from heavy chipboard. They arrive flat but are super easy to put together (with a tiny bit of white glue).

Shown at left, I’m holding house #2. And the other sizes of tiny houses in the photo, left to right are #s 4, 3 and 1.

And each comes in a set of 2!

Mermaid’s Treasure Mini Houses by Shannon Cooper

Design Team Member Shannon Cooper has come up with ADORABLE Mermaid’s Treasure Mini Houses to enchant you with.

Shannon used the new Tiny Little Shadowbox Houses and guess what? There are FOUR different ones to choose from. How much fun could you have with those? I’m already thinking about… oh… hmm. Should I say it? Don’t scream, but I’m already thinking of making cute little haunted houses for HALLOWEEN with these!

Capturing a mermaid’s treasure was a wondrous delight! It is all about Beneath the Sea at Alpha Stamps this month, and what fun it is!

“A mermaid’s cumulation is the same as your or mine; items that have meaning in one way or another, objects that are beautiful or intriguing or curious. We surround ourselves with personal treasures for enjoyment, reminders of the past, knowledge of the unknown, and sometimes just for the quest of collecting. I believe this particular mermaid is entertained with her queer shipwreck findings and takes great pride in her bounty.

Items worth noting that Shannon used in her houses (in no particular order) are the fabulous Victorian Dressing Table (with the hand mirror, comb, hairbrush, and tiny picture frame), silverware (LOVE the silverware chandelier!), passport, utensils, and a child’s ball.

Mermaid’s Treasure Mini Houses Supply List. Visit Shannon’s blog for more photos and details. (And see below to win most everything Shannon used!)

Little Houses, All in a Row by Kristin Batsel

That clever girl! Kristin used the backs of the tiny houses as canvases for some adorable imps (and I like the addition of little numbers from a set of rub-ons).

On her blog, Kristin shows a variety of little trinkets you can display in the flip side… and change them around according to the season!

I kept the open part in the back simple, because you never know what might find its way into one of these little houses. Around Easter time, it may be a family of rabbits. At other times, it could be any sort of thing, like a Frozen Charlotte or a miniature chalkware dog.

Little Houses, All in a Row Supply List

Visit Kristin’s blog to see more photos and for some tips about how to make decorating such small pieces easier.


Hooray for the Mermaid’s Treasure Giveaway!

I picked out a bunch of items from Shannon’s Mermaid’s Treasure Mini Houses supply list:
ALL FOUR Tiny Little Shadowbox Houses
– Beneath the Sea Kit (!)
– Victorian Dressing Table Set
Tiny Real Seashells in Tin
Vintage Mixing Bowl
– Cheetah Shell Mix (on Clearance Sale!)
Mermaid Garden #3 Collage Sheet (part of the 50% off sale!)
Miniature Silverware – Set of 20

To enter the Mermaid’s Treasure 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, FRIDAY, June 17, 2016)! And tell me: What will you make with your Tiny Little Shadowbox Houses?

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 check your mailbox on Sunday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won Alice in Dominoland Giveaway? That would be Jen R! Congratulations!

Posted by Leslie, June 16th, 2016

65 responses to “New Tiny Houses, Beach & Mermaids Collage Sheet Sale!”

  1. Ina M Good says:

    Being in Florida I would love to make tiny beach houses!!!Great giveaway!!!

  2. Kat Cashwell says:

    Those are adorable! love the sea theme but I would do some haunted Halloween houses! you all are so talented!

  3. oh my gosh, those tiny houses are adorable! and that mixing bowl – I use one just like it in my kitchen!!!

    goodness, so many things come to mind, but I think I would like to start my tiny house project with a Christmas set. then I can see making a set for every holiday. 🙂 of course because I live right in the middle of maple country, I would need a maple themed set of tiny houses, too! 🙂

  4. Debra Gibson says:

    I would make fairy houses with beach fairy’s! Thanks for the chance to win!!!
    So cute!!!

  5. Jen R says:

    Love these tiny houses! I love mermaids so that would be my first choice to make but spooky little houses are always in season… Hmmm choices..

  6. Thanks for the chance to win these adorable little houses. I think I would make Christmas ornaments for the tree with them.

  7. Liora M says:

    I would make reliquaries, with a tiny sacred object in each house.
    Or maybe poetry houses, each with a haiku.
    They are so inspiring.

  8. Cherry Koontz says:

    Halloween came to my mind right away too!

  9. Carolyn says:

    Why I would make Baba Yaga homes of course – inspired by Lora’s magnificent homes on her blog. The bowl would make a delightful mortar in which Baba can ride , and I am sure I could use one of the sea shells for the pestal she uses to push herself along.
    Thank you for the chance to win and for sharing both Shannon’s and Kristin’s very clever and inspirational art.

  10. Leanna Alverson says:

    I would make a miniature mermaid village!

  11. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    Ah, sand and sea, and a house for me. By the sea shore.

  12. Karen Crowder says:

    I would make a house showing the personality of each of my 5 grandchildren.

  13. Phoebe Diamond says:

    I’d continue with my imps in challenging situations series. Natural and human created disasters.

  14. Diane Dainis says:

    These are way too adorable. Would be so cute as beach cottages in pastel colors!

  15. barb macaskill says:

    OOOOOOOOOOOO! These would make perfect Gnome Homes or Troll Holes! I can see them at the opening of a cave leading to the tunnels that the Trolls have dug leading into their caverns. Yes! That is exactly what I would do with these! Fingers crossed!

  16. Nadine says:

    Very cute! A little mermaid scene!

  17. Kristie says:

    Love the little houses. I would make 4 little beach cottages on a beach. Like the ones in Europe.

  18. Kari Gluski says:

    I love the tiny christmas ornaments idea!

  19. Oh how I love the beach I would make a beach collage with these items thank you

  20. Kathy M says:

    OMG! Love this kit! I’ve been in love with mermaids since the little mermaid came out years ago! I have so many creations I could use this kit for.

  21. Emily Ann Dale says:

    So cute! I’d make Christmas ornaments.

  22. Traci says:

    Cute little houses. I would make shadow boxes of my cats pictures. >^..^<

  23. Barb Striethorst says:

    Fairy boxes of course!

  24. M. C. Sparks says:

    I think a house for each season

  25. Maggie M says:

    I would use the little houses to create a fairy village located near the sea. Each house would have a different scene/vinyette! (I know I misspelled that word but you know what I mean.) Wonderful giveaway with lots of choices:)

  26. Winnie says:

    Not sure what I would make but sure would like to have this giveaway! So cute!

  27. Carmeng says:

    I wish I could be more original but I’d HAVE to follow Shannon’s lead and make the mermaid shrines!

  28. bobbie says:

    Well, the name of my studio is “The Sea Gypsy’s Nest”, so I would have to make some Sea Gypsy houses!!

  29. Heather Cook says:

    Oh – these are so cute! I’d probably make Disney fairy tale houses – I’ve been very into Rapunzel and the live action Cinderella lately….

  30. Lana says:

    I collect antique, miniature frozen Charlotte dolls and this would be the perfect size for a doll house.

  31. Carla says:

    Love the tiny houses! I would make village shops!

  32. Sharon McDonagh says:

    Today I’m finishing up a sea-themed Santos…I’m just TOO infatuated with the mermaid collections that I’d have to make my own version. First, that is, because the tiny houses are just too inspiring, so surely more themed and holiday villages would havve to follow.

  33. Laural says:

    Fairy condos at the ocean

  34. Joanne Root says:

    I can see something very Halloweeny in these little boxes! Or a 1/4 scale teaparty!

  35. Michelle says:

    I would make a scene with the three little pigs. The houses are so adorable.

  36. Denise Bryant says:

    These are adorable! I’d make some Halloween themed houses for a shelf!

  37. Christene says:

    Mermaids are my spirit animal! I would love to play around with this! I’ve been hoarding the graphic 45 papers for something fantastical!

  38. Sheila Rodriguez says:

    I work in a real estate office and will personalize these for special agents with their photos and embellishments.

  39. Dennis L. says:

    I would have to make mini man-cave scenes!

  40. Olivia says:

    What would I make with these little houses!? Why little secret mermaid hideaways

  41. Jean Marmo says:

    This is perfect for the cottage!! I could do a theme which would be such fun!!!

  42. Thalia Kottke says:

    The tiny little houses are so cute. Would make such cute little shrines to all sorts of miniature things.

  43. Karen Mallory says:

    Both projects are so adorable! Great giveaway! I would make some little shrines using some of my Relics and Artifacts pieces.

  44. Cat Smith says:

    So cute! I would use the tiny houses for my halloween decor and for the mini faerie garden I am working on.

  45. Tammy Oviedo says:

    Hi this set of little houses and mermaids with sea shells would make cute little mermaid homes for necklaces! I love this set of ocean goodies, fun stuff! Thanks for your ideas!

  46. Jennie says:

    A multi-house shrine to Poseidon!

  47. Megan Warren says:

    I have several tiny items I’ve still got from my childhood. I’ve been looking for a shadow box to display them in, these are perfect. I also collect the tiny My Little Ponies, these tiny houses are the perfect size to make a theme home for each of them. What wonderful little items

  48. Susan M L says:

    Sooo cute!! Pretty shrines for pretty little things!

  49. Nancy S says:

    I just love these tiny houses. I would make a fairy sanctuary that I could turn into a necklace to wear!

  50. Janet D says:

    I’d can just envision a little seaside cabana grouping, each filled with tiny reminders of my summer activities, trips to the beach, a cruise, seeing the new Dory movie!

  51. Mary Mac says:

    I would love to make a tiny mermaid shadow box.

  52. Sue C. says:

    These are about the cutest little houses! Because I live in the Olympic National Park, I’d probably make a forest scene…maybe fairy houses. Although, I am also very close to the beach and salt water explorations are a beloved past time, I may go with an ‘under the sea’ theme. How fun! Thank you for the chance to win!

  53. Kim Lucak says:

    A mini cottage would be fun, or a beach/mermaid scene!

  54. marykay chisum says:

    Halloween, Christmas, gnomes…..
    I can’t decide!

  55. Cheryl Lee says:

    Why a dollhouse for my dollhouse!

  56. Carol Slowik says:

    I love both Shannon and Kristin”s tiny houses!!! Mermaid village for sure!

  57. Lou Anne says:

    I’d have to make tiny little mermaid shrines with those adorable houses.

  58. lynn legge says:

    ohh ive always loved tiny things..these houses are adorable..i would gather a group of them and make a shrine….for my loved ones that are gone…

  59. Elizabeth H. says:

    How cute!! I would make mini haunted houses.

  60. Peggy D says:

    I would definitely make at least one mermaid house but I am thinking they would make wonderful Halloween houses too! And I am already thinking fall!

  61. Joan says:

    I would make itty bitty fairy houses.

  62. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    The ideas are flowing. I think I would make little shrines with memories of my Mom.

  63. JAN says:

    There are so many possibilities for this give away set! First I would make the little houses into bird houses, and use the shells and other items in an underwater or a mermaid themed shadow box, then use anything leftover for additional projects.

  64. Ann Pierce says:

    I would make tiny scenes to put on my desk at work to enthrall me when computer time has gotten to be too much!

  65. Marilyn H says:

    I’m not sure. I know I’d use the collage sheets for backgrounds and the sea shells on the bottom. Just not sure what else.