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New Christmas Collection plus a Tutorial by Request

Filed under Back in Stock, Christmas, Giveaways, Matchbox Cabinet Kit, Newsletters, Sale, Shannon Cooper, 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 see the supply list items from Shannon’s project that are still available on the new site.

 It’s beginning to feel a lot like… hell? It was 103 yesterday and supposed to be hotter today. I’m hoping that all the cute new Christmas things (and the Christmas Collage Sheets sale ending tomorrow… AND a new FREE 1:12 scale toy train that would be perfect under a tiny tree) will convince me that it’s snowing outside… hm.

Back to that collage sheet sale: ALL Christmas Collage Sheets on sale for 50% off, now through Monday Night, August 28th! This is a big group: Over 100 to choose from… like the Snowman Gift Tags Collage Sheet shown at left.

Catch ’em quick!

Shannon Cooper created Aunt Tess’s Cupboard (using the Matchbox Cabinet and about a zillion tiny jars)… and I asked for comments about which tiny creation housed inside you’d like to have explained in a tutorial. Well… Shannon is going above and beyond again, as she made a tutorial for the top three requests!

Before I preview the tutorials, if you scroll down just a bit, you can see a wide photo showing the finished foodstuffs inside the cupboard. And over on the far left of that photo is a jar of peaches (with red plaid fabric tied on top). That was the item with the most requests for a tutorial.

You can read the full process on Shannon’s tutorial, but I’d like to point out my favorite part:

Spend 20 minutes meticulously arranging the peaches in the jar with a toothpick and then fill the jar with the mixed ICE Resin. Realize all of that arranging was fruitless (haha) because tiny air bubbles collected in the dimples of the peaches and spend another twenty minutes poking around at all of the bubbles with a stick pin, thus ruining the arrangement.

Aw… poor Shannon! At least she kept her sense of humor.

Here’s the link to Shannon’s original post; and read more about how Shannon made these teeny comestibles in Shannon’s new blog post, and see the Giveaway below for more info on the supplies (and how to win them)!

New FREE Gift: Tiny Train Set!

Yes, I know… quite a treat. I normally have a new freebie once a week, but this week we’ll have 2! Today and tomorrow only (August 27th & 28th, 2017): one of the new Tiny Train Sets will be sent FREE with every order! Such a cute little train… maybe for a Santa’s workshop scene? There are some new Christmas papers that might get you in the mood, too…



Hooray for the Return of Tess’s Cupboard Giveaway!

I’m starting the Giveaway with a few items I’ve picked out from Shannon’s supply list. Starting with some of the tiny bottles in the top shelf:
Baby Food Jars (psst! making the spice rack for the baby food jars is one of the tutorials!)
Orange Marmalade Mini Resin Jar
White Resin Cocoa Container
Vintage Pantry Labels Half Sheet (you’ll need some labels for the tiny jars!)

Then moving to the bottom shelf:
Amber Resin Potions Bottle
White Oatmeal Box
White Resin Condiment Bottle
– A set of Even Tinier Bottles (the glass bottle in the peaches tutorial!)

Well, I almost forgot: you’ll need a Matchbox Cabinet, too!

Bonus #1: A new Tiny Train Set

Bonus #2: YOUR CHOICE: Pick out one of the Christmas Collage Sheets!

To enter the Return of Tess’s Cupboard 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, August 28, 2017).

And tell me: Are you getting ready for Christmas? I know it may sound early, but quite a few orders last week included Christmas items… AND: what is your pick for the choose-your-own Christmas Collage Sheet?

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 Thursday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the Little Haunted House Book Giveaway from Thursday’s newsletter? That would be Denise Humenik! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, August 27th, 2017

52 responses to “New Christmas Collection plus a Tutorial by Request”

  1. Amy says:

    Sweet! And Christmas? Getting ready? NO!

  2. Vera Collier says:

    No Christmas yet, still working on Halloween projects!

  3. Catharine McCammon says:

    I’m going to sit on my kitchen step stool and eat my sweetened canned peaches and make a mini cupboard for Mrs. Claus

  4. Barb macaskill says:

    Love this adorable cupboard filled with so many cute little bottles and jars!
    With Christmas only 120 days away I am almost on track to get done what I planned for. Of course I always seem to throw in lots of last minute projects so I wind up stressing at the end even though I try to stay on track!
    Congratulations Denise for winning the prize! Enjoy!

  5. Winnie says:

    Love this cupboard! Thinking about starting but fall and Halloween first! Xmas cards and small books sheet. Thanks!

  6. Cheryl Lee says:

    I LOVE that little cupboard of Shannon’s and would love to make one for my dollhouse. And I always love Christmas goodies, any time of the year. I’d have to pick the ‘Under the Christmas Tree’ collage sheet. Congrats to Denise!

  7. Ginger says:

    oh my gosh! Want it all. This cupboard is soooo tempting!

  8. ngb48 says:

    This is amazing…can’t wait to try and make my own!!

  9. Gay Cormier says:

    Christmas is my procrastinating time of the year.
    These tiny jars and bottles inside this miniature cupboard is adorable.
    May have to start on this early.
    Love the tiny Christmas collage sheet.

  10. Janet says:

    Love the tiny little cupboard with jars. Going to start making Christmas ornaments this week. Thinking of doing paper-mache ornaments with collage sheets and then coating with beeswax. Love to do little glass bottles this way, also.

  11. Karen says:

    Adorable project. So detailed and nothing was left out! The collection of Christmas collage sheets is fantastic but if I am the lucky selected winner I love the Gnomes sheet.

  12. Jeri Aaron says:

    I love the look of Aunt Tess’ cupboard – and that tiny train set is a “gotta have”.

  13. Jen R says:

    I would love to make this little cupboard! As for getting ready for Christmas, I don’t really do much except some ornament exchanges but I have to say I’m digging those Krampus collage sheets. Now red or black? Lol

  14. Jo says:

    No, not working on Christmas projects yet, but I also love the Very Merry Christmas paper! Love the little cupboard again! 🙂

  15. Jodi Hippler says:

    I have been making a number of these jars and bottles for myself and need to re-supply! I am currently working on a 1/12th scale Sweet Christmas Cottage. Starting in July may not have been early enough. Hope I can finish it in time!
    The Christmas Wrap and Cards collage sheet would be really handy for making displays in the cottage.
    Great post!

  16. Laural says:

    Absolutely, made a Holiday Carousel and now using the chipboard deer with a sleigh..I Love Christmas!

  17. Christina Ann Hilborn says:

    This is so freaking adorable. I love that the cabinet has an aged look. I have already started working on this years Christmas ornaments. I’ve been using the Christmas Tins college sheet.

  18. Dennis L says:

    Cute cupboard–reminds me of my Great Aunt Helen’s kitchen. I leave Christmas to my wife, and I know she would like the Victorian Tiny Little Books collage sheet.

  19. Lou says:

    Would love to make a cabinet for my dollhouse kitchen with this kit, love everything included!

  20. barbj says:

    Love the cupboard!! the Christmas paper is a big hit too!

  21. Rebecca says:

    I am attempting to get ready for Christmas! I am planning on getting it all done early this year! I would pick the Tiny Advent Calendar collage sheet! so cute!

  22. I love Christmas and all these items. I am viewing all the Christmas stuff that is already out

  23. Lorna E. says:

    Definitely not getting ready for Christmas, but now you mention it, maybe I should start. And I would love the Baby It’s Cold Outside collage sheet.

  24. Randi says:

    We are moving so not working on Christmas projects yet, but would love to make some little books with the house ornament scenes sheet.

  25. This will definitely put me in the mood for Christmas. I love Santa’s workshop toys collage sheet.

  26. Jean Marmo says:

    How cute. Love Christmas projects any time of the year.

  27. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    Everything is so adorable. Absolutely want everything. The little baby jar–so precious. Can’t believe Christmas is getting so close.

  28. Noreen says:

    I’m ALWAYS getting ready for Christmas! I look for ideas all year long, and pick up craft supplies for implementing the ideas I see or create whenever I find them. I find that buying gifts and craft supplies all year long keeps me from having large expenses at Christmas time. I love Christmas!

  29. Karen Mallory says:

    I am working on Christmas cards as I just do a few here and there. I made a couple of miniature Christmas room boxes. Used a lot of your miniature Christmas collage sheets. I like the Holiday Phrases collage sheet.

  30. Mary Mac says:

    I am already Cross Stitching Christmas ornaments.

  31. Nancy E says:

    I just love all the tiny bottles. It would be great to make for a friend of mine!

  32. Carla says:

    I feel like I’m always getting ready for Christmas, unless I’m getting ready for Halloween!

  33. Laura says:

    Getting ready for Christmas? Now? Not unless it involves a lot of bats and skeletons and other “Nightmare Before Christmas” type elements. I tend to do more winter than Christmas anyway so would probably go with the Winter Wonderland collage sheet and make a fun reindeer scene with plenty of snow.

  34. Joni P says:

    Christmas, no, not yet. I like to decorate and create for Halloween first!

  35. Susan M L says:

    The cabinet looks so real! I love it! I’m THINKING about what to make for Christmas. I told myself LAST year to be finished by mid-November so that I could enjoy the holiday season without glue and paint on my fingers!! Choosing the Christmas collage sheet is a tough one–they’re all so good!–but I could get the most use from the Tiny House Trims collage sheet.

  36. K Toews says:

    Not ready for Christmas but would love the “Baby its cold outside” sheet.

  37. Gilda McCain says:

    Love the cupboard and the tiny train is adorable. Always getting ready for Christmas. Been looking at card ideas since last Christmas. Making a few ornaments and thinking of presents that they all will love.

  38. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    My Granny lived in the hills of
    Arkansas, and this is how her cabinets and pantry looked. I loved going there! Sweet memories.

  39. Marykay chisum says:

    Am I ready for Christmas? I’m. It even ready for TOMORROW!
    Don’t rush me! I need coffee!

  40. Kim Lucak says:

    How adorable!! Anything tiny is cute and the little cupboard is adorable, love the Hershey’s cocoa!!! The Figgy Pudding Christmas collage sheet would be fun to play with 🙂

  41. Barb A says:

    I bought a Christmas gift today, when I find a perfect gift I buy it! Love the deck the halls collage sheet.

  42. LizD says:

    Started making a few Christmas cards. Love the cupboard. Round pendants collage sheet would be my pick

  43. Love the cabinet, project would be awesome to create! Never to early for Christmas!!!

  44. Janet T says:

    I love the vintage kitchen look. I would love to make this cupboard for the hutch in my kitchen.

  45. Kimberly says:

    Good thinkin’. I need to start on my advent calendar, so I would choose the advent calendar collage sheet to number all my drawers!

  46. Traci says:

    Such a cute cupboard. Love all the little jars and boxes-too cute. No to Christmas as you said it is too HOT!! >^..^<

  47. Denise Bryant says:

    Christmas Favorites is awesome!

  48. I like the vintage kitchen look. this cupboard would look perfect in a hutch in my kitchen.

  49. I love this project. I would love to make it for my mom, who is very ill. She would get a kick out of it. As far as Christmas – not really. I make things all year. For Christmas, I go through and pick out something I’ve made that I think the person will like. But it’s too hot and early to think about Christmas yet.

  50. Carol Slowik says:

    Yes, I am already buying gifts for Christmas but have not started making anything yet! My favorite collage sheets are anything “vintage”. I am loving Aunt Tess”s cupboard as it soooo reminds me of my Grandmother’s, brings back many childhood memories.

  51. Cherry Koontz says:

    Christmas! Oh no – is that coming up again? I just got the Christmas away!

    Love the jars!

  52. Jaimi Bailey says:

    I’m just finishing up my fall projects. I’ll be in full Christmas mode by the middle of September. Love the miniature cupboard!