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Tiny Christmas Houses x2 and a BIG Christmas Sale!

Filed under Art Projects, Christmas, Digital Images, Giveaways, House Ornament Kit, Laura Carson, Nichola Battilana, Sale
Update! A newer post about Laura’s Christmas Tree with Cutaway Winter Scene is here. And/or you can see the supply list on the new site.

I know… getting to be crunch time for gifts! This should help: I just put ALL Christmas Collage Sheets AND Angels and Saints Collage Sheets on Sale at 40% Off! That’s 135 options!
There’s still time to download some digital images or collage sheets for making last-minute gifts… like the Celestial Squares Collage Sheet shown at right (psst: the 2-1/2″ square images in that sheet will also fit the Chipboard Ornament Layers).
The sale ends MONDAY night, December 19th.

We have 2 lovely Christmas projects today, both using the Chipboard House Ornament Kit, by Design Team Members Laura Carson and Nichola Battilana! Let’s start with Laura’s project…

Laura’s Christmas Tree with Cutaway Winter Scene is so clever! It’s a house inside a tree! And check out that wide photo below for how cute it is close-up, too: love the texture on that frosty (glittery) roof and the icicles!

“It’s a quiet night as snow falls on a little cabin in the woods. Deer, drawn to the soft light filling the windows and the warmth of the cabin stand motionless in the snow.

“I wish I had more time this holiday season as I think a series of these in different heights would look so lovely arranged on a fireplace mantel. Instead I paired them with my Jeweled Trees from a previous season.

“I added sparkle to the house and snowflakes
on the outside decor using Twinklets Diamond Dust. The cute trees and reindeer are acrylic beads and the snow is faux white suede paper.”

Laura shares instructions on how to build the cone-shaped tree and how to cut out the window to see inside to the house. Plus she uses her new Vintage Frames Set for the frame to finish off the edges of that window.

Read more (and see lots more photos) in Laura’s blog post. And here’s her Supply List.


Next up: have you been following that crazy-optimistic Nichola’s blog? She is doing a project every day from December 1st though 24th! I’m highlighting her Winter Cottage from a few days ago as it’s super cute (and it’s another fab example using the house kit).

“The house itself measures just 2-3/4″ tall, 2-1/2”. It’s itty!

“My favourite part of this little doodad is the tuft of raw wool smoke coming out of the chimney. Can’t you just smell the wood fire?!”

Beside the house itself, here’s a link to lots of the little trims Nichola used that were designed to fit the house. Plus I also spy an 8mm star on the front door. And I bet there’s at least a pound of glitter!

Hooray for the Chipboard House Kit & Collage Sheets Giveaway!

Ok… I may be failing today at naming the Giveaway, but it is filled with goodies you’ll want to play with. Starting with a Chipboard House Kit so you could choose to mimic either of the art projects shown above.

AND… in honor of the 40% off Collage Sheet Sale, YOU get to choose FIVE collage sheets! (And just in case you’re stuck on a project RIGHT NOW: you can choose to have your 5 collage sheets emailed as pdf files instead of receiving them with the house kit.)

To enter the Chipboard House Kit & Collage Sheets 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, December 16, 2016)!

And tell me: Which of the Christmas or Angels collage sheets are your picks!? Note: I know you may be pressed for time right now so please tell me at least one of your FIVE picks now (and I’ll follow up with the winner to get the rest of their choices).

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 the Double Kits Giveaway? That would be Susan Nelson! Congratulations! Check your email for more info. Plus, I’m including a German Shepherd Puppy Dog!

Posted by Leslie, December 15th, 2016

56 responses to “Tiny Christmas Houses x2 and a BIG Christmas Sale!”

  1. Kim Lucak says:

    How adorable, would love to make a little Christmas scene or gingerbread house!!

  2. Leanna Alverson says:

    I really enjoy the children’s sheet. There are so many that could be used for a wide variety of things!

  3. Arminta Miles says:

    One of my favorite collage sheets is the “Baby It’s Cold Outside.”

  4. barb j says:

    I am a Santa kind of girl myself. and I Love gingerbread houses too!

  5. Lynn Fox says:

    I love everything in this kit! One of my favorite sheets is the Celestial Squares Collage sheet!

  6. Luanne Shoup says:

    So many projects! so little time!

  7. Michelle says:

    I love everything in this kit and I love the tree with cutout. One of my favorite Christmas sheets is the Christmas gnome sheet!

  8. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    The Madonna and Child sheet is definitely my favorite. However, I have to say the trees are divine and I love the Winter Cottage.

  9. Vera Collier says:

    Love the Baby its cold outside collage sheet!

  10. Barb A says:

    Love the Santa collage sheets. Favorites are Kris Kringle, Retro Christmas, Here comes Santa Claus, Santa Toys & Smiling Santa.

  11. Kim R says:

    Coming from northern Alberta Canada, it was not unusual to wake up to deer or moose in the yard, si I would love to make a nature scene house with deer.

  12. Allison Verboort says:

    I’m in Australia so the Christmas Baby it’s cold outside sheet.

  13. I love the winter cottage and I love the all of the angles and saints but if I have to pick 5 they would be Angel Musicians Collage, Art Nouveau Angels Collage, Celestial Squares Collage, Celestial Squares Collage, & Shrine Icons Collage

  14. Jen R says:

    I love the cemetery collage sheet. Always love stone angels.

  15. Jean Marmo says:

    This cottage is adorable! I would make a gingerbread house! We made them for years when the kids were little!

  16. Ina Good says:

    My fav sheet is celestial squares and saints and angels and snowy winter scenes….The Tree is gorgeous and I love the ornamenthouse also soooo very lovely!!!

  17. Mary Mac says:

    I just love the Christmas Carol collage sheets.

  18. Cocoa Fornelli says:

    The tiny Christmas house is truly a sugar plum delight! It would be darling gifts for some one. And my favorite sheet would be Here Comes Santa!

  19. Emily D says:

    Love the little houses! My favorite is Angel Musicians.

  20. Marilyn Ray says:

    Definitely would go with the Krampus collage sheet. And the kitschy Christmas one also

  21. Amy says:

    Bouguereau #4 Angels, so lovely. also the Madonna prayer cards. I adore little houses. would love to make these.

  22. Kat Cashwell says:

    these houses are adorable!!

  23. Cheryl Lee says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the tree with the house inside! Sooo clever of her! My 5 picks would be Christmas Wrap & Cards; Holiday Bags, Tags & Boxes; Meowy Christmas; Tiny House Trims and Tiny Little Christmas Gifts. Love both projects today, you ladies are so good!

  24. Lou Anne says:

    I’d love the Shrine Icons collage sheet

  25. barb macaskill says:

    Christmas Angels, Holiday Angels, Choir of Angels, Celestial Squares and Cemetery Collage sheets are my favorites!
    I absolutely LOVE the house within a tree! Delightfully delicious and Nicola’s cottage is lovely!!
    I love the new little chess set and super mini fireplace! Both are totally adorable!!! LOVELOVELOVE!
    macaskillbarbara @yahoo .com

  26. barb macaskill says:

    Forgot to say congratulations to Susan Nelson on winning the last giveaway! The german shepard pup is so cute!!

  27. Eve Watters says:

    I want to make a little Christmas elf house!

  28. OMG this is gorgeous I would love to make a house and put it on my fireplace~ thank you

  29. Nancy Olsen says:

    Gnomes & Birds Collage Sheet, in pdf format along with the other Gnome collage sheets. I want to create a mantle village using the chipboard houses for the wee folk.

  30. Peggy Joyce says:

    Dang I love ’em both….but I’ll choose Christmas. LOVE the house within the tree, wish I had time to do it!!!

  31. lynn legge says:

    ohh this I think is my favorite blog giveaway…I would choose the angels collage sheet…thank you as always for such incredible ideas and for letting us shop for all of these things in kit form. happy holidays

  32. Jennifer J says:

    Oooh! I want the 2 inch borders Christmas collage sheet and I would love the little house kit! Thanks for the chance to win

  33. Kee Ostler says:

    Brilliant projects featured today! Thanks for the chance to win this prize pack…The collage sheets are amazing, I think that my favorite might be The 12 days of Christmas 2 sheet one.

  34. Winnie says:

    I love all your collage sheets. I have and have used several. Great projects today.

  35. Ritva says:

    Yummy Vintage Christmas Collage Sheet is my favourite, the Snowy Winter Scenes with Deer Half Sheet is also nice. The house is just delightful!

  36. LeAnn says:

    It was hard to choose a favorite, but I do love the Meowy Christmas collage sheet.

  37. Marilyn Hughes says:

    I love both the projects but have been a long time fan of Laura’s work.

  38. Janet T says:

    Such great ideas. I like any collage sheet with Santa.

  39. Carla says:

    Love the little house and great ideas to finish it! I would have to make a gingerbread house!

  40. Verna S says:

    Wow, Laura’s design is beautiful and imaginative as usual. I want to hang out with the deer! I adore Bring Us Some Figgy Pudding, Winter Birds and Baby It’s Cold Outside, and many more. Alpha Stamps has a wonderful range of choices! Thanks for the giveaway.

  41. Karen Mallory says:

    I love the little house!! I think the ‘Bring Me Some Figgy Pudding’ from Laura Carson is fabulous.

  42. Gilda McCain says:

    Love this post, The cone trees and house are awesome. Collage sheets I love: Christmas Cuties, Christmas Dolls, Snowy Winter Day ornaments, Victorian Little Books, Watercolor Santas. Thanks for a chance to win.

  43. Laural says:

    Figgy Pudding & Christmas Cuties But I Love all Alpha Stamps has to choose from Happy Holidays!

  44. Judy Goodwin says:

    I’d love to make a scene using the mini borders but there are so many great ones.

  45. Jeanne Kelly says:

    I love the Madonna and child collage sheet. I feel so spiritual at this time of year and this is a gorgeous collage sheet to play with.

  46. Roe says:

    The shrine icons collage sheet would be a great one to win.I also love the kitschy collage sheet

  47. Karen Jones says:

    I like it all, but I think the retro collage papers are really cute!

  48. Jo says:

    Oh, I hope I’ll have time to make one of these beautiful kits!

  49. Randi Scholl says:

    Christmas Gnomes is my favorite. The little icicles on the house are amazingly cool.

  50. Jackie P Neal says:

    I have two favs, Angel Shrines and Angels musicians.
    And I just absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE! Laura’s cutaway tree! Outstanding and oh so beautiful!
    Laura’s creativity and talent never cease to amaze me!!
    Alpha, thanks for supplying such fab products to design,construct,and create with!
    Happy Holidays- off to bake! “)

  51. Denise Bryant says:

    Love the house kit!
    Favorites are Christmas Gnomes, Christmas House Trims, Christmas Tags, Christmas Wrap & Cards, and Santa Sleigh!

  52. Susan M L says:

    I love Nichola’s finished houses! My five collage sheet picks are: Night Before Christmas Book Box Part 2; Under the Christmas Tree; Holiday Bags and Tags; Tiny House Trims; and Tiny Little Christmas Gifts. All perfect for making miniature scenes.

  53. Jodi Hippler says:

    Why don’t I start on my Christmas projects sooner!?! With each post I find even more that I want to do! On the spot, I’d say a MUST HAVE collage sheet would be the Gingerbread Collage Sheet. I HAVE GOT TO make a gingerbread house!

  54. Antigone says:

    The Beauregard #4 is my absolute favorite!

  55. Patti Frye says:

    Oh, how I love the tiny house. It would be a wonderful addition to my collection!

  56. Patricia League says:

    Oh please me, I love small houses and love to decorate.