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New Matchbox Book! New Halloween Markdowns! New Miniatures!

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Frightening Fun House by Design Team Coordinator Miz Bella (Kimberly Ayers)

Ooh! A new Little Houses Matchbox Book with cute art! This new matchbox book set is similar to the Mini Conservatory Accordion Book but this set has the same iconic house shape for each panel AND this set comes with a matchbox!

And how cute is Bella’s artwork! Love, love, love the mix of die-cuts from the Vintage Halloween Collector’s Essential Kit with collage sheet images (and lots of polka dots from the Vintage Halloween 2×2 Number Squares Scrapbook Paper)!

I spy:
– One of the windows from the half scale Decorative Windows Set (painted black as a window on the front cover of the accordion book — and the witch behind the window is from the How Sweet the Moon Collage Sheet)
– A bat from the Black Creepy Critters Shape Set
– That little girl holding a giant mask (far left of the bottom row) is from the Halloween #1 Collage Sheet
– On the 2nd to last panel (on same bottom row) is a paper doll with costumes from the Mini Halloween Costumes Collage Sheet
Crepe Ribbon – Orange – 3/4 Inch (tying the book closed when inside the matchbox)

See more photos in Bella’s blog post. And be sure to come back to enter today’s Giveaway to win lots of goodies from Bella’s supply list (plus a few extras picked out by me)!

New Products — Lots of Miniatures!

New Markdowns on Scrapbook Paper

I’ve picked out some items from the clearance sale AND I just marked down the sale prices further! See more in the Scrapbook Paper: Single Sheets Section. Note: These are on the clearance site so are at a different URL and are not part of the coupon sale, but they are now on sale at 70% off! That new markdown includes everything in this Scrapbook Paper Section (omg… almost 200 items)! PLUS: all 4 of the HALLOWEEN choices below are included in today’s Giveaway!

Hooray for the Halloween Fun Matchbox Book Giveaway!

I just had to show off some more cute pics from Bella’s project! See left and below for 3 more photos. Now on to the goodies I’ve picked out for today’s Giveaway!

I chose just about everything I highlighted from Bella’s supply list:
– The new Little Houses Matchbox Book
Vintage Halloween 2×2 Number Squares Scrapbook Paper
Decorative Windows Set (1:24 scale version)
How Sweet the Moon Collage Sheet
Black Creepy Critters Shape Set
Halloween #1 Collage Sheet (shown at right — and also includes that tyke below, being scared by a jack-o-lantern)
Mini Halloween Costumes Collage Sheet
Crepe Ribbon – Orange – 3/4 Inch

And remember: my 4 picks from the Scrapbook Paper Section on the clearance site are included, too! (Scroll up just a bit to see them.) You will have lots of Halloween papers to play with!

To enter the Halloween Fun Matchbox Book 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 Night, September 21, 2018).

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

Hey, who won the October Fun Mini Shrines Giveaway from Sunday’s newsletter? That would be Lisa Wiktorek! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, September 20th, 2018

59 responses to “New Matchbox Book! New Halloween Markdowns! New Miniatures!”

  1. Mary says:

    I absolutely LOVE the Halloween kits!!

  2. Nadine says:

    Love all the wonderful Halloween stuff!

  3. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    Halloween, my favorite holiday. Love me some spookiness!

  4. Karen Nein says:

    OMG…I love love love this little matchbox book set. My mind is full of ways to use this for Halloween and Day of the Dead! As always, you have the best Halloween stuff!

  5. Ina Good says:

    This is awesome These will match my large houses only mini which are adorable!

  6. Cutest project in the Universe and a great little treat for my grandbaby!

  7. Ann F. says:

    My two favorite things. I love making altered matchboxes and I love Halloween!

  8. Lorna E. says:

    What a sweetly spooky project!

  9. Linda B says:

    The matchbox is so cute – I love Halloween ephemera.

  10. Ronda Liebert says:

    Love it all! Just awesome!

  11. Rebecca R. says:

    Love it! The pumpkins are adorable!

  12. Debora L. says:

    It’s clever and fun. I like the folding insert.

  13. Emily Ann N. says:

    Love the matchbox book!

  14. Cherylle says:

    This is simply incredible !

  15. Jen R says:

    I love this project! Can’t wait for Halloween

  16. KIM says:

    BIG or small ,love anything vintage Halloween.

  17. Cat Insley says:

    I love the window with the flying witch on the first house! Clever project.

  18. Kimberly T says:

    Needed some ideas for Halloween greetings and these are just perfect and give me so much inspiration. Thank you!!!

  19. Dianna says:

    Love all the Halloween goodies.

  20. M. C. Sparks says:

    Anything Halloween! Yay!

  21. Rhonda S says:

    I love anything matchbook!

  22. Jeanine says:

    Love these!!!! My favorite is the little pumpkin costume sitting & the tiny windows! I already have these in my cart! Of course I love the matchbook house as well!

  23. Leah Strong says:

    Woo hoo! Halloween swag!

  24. Angie M says:

    Halloween is the most wonderful time of the year!

  25. Kathy Toews says:

    Great little book ideas!

  26. Jean Marmo says:

    What a wonderful project! Love those tiny windows! So creative!

  27. Andrea Pretlow says:


  28. DeniseHumenik says:

    What fun! Love this set!

  29. Traci says:

    Count me in-love halloween and Alpha’s great design team has such great project ideas. >^..^<

  30. Dawn says:

    Absolutely love this little project, so creative!

  31. Debi H. says:

    So cute! Vintage Halloween 🎃 is my favorite for decorating!

  32. Ann Bunker says:

    You can never have too much Halloween!

  33. Sandie says:

    Very cute. Love it all. Was never much into Halloween. But, my friends have brainwashed me and now I love it.

  34. Jennifer Sobolewski says:

    I love the little house matchbox book (going to buy one anyway since I think it could be used in so many ways!) but I’d love to win it too! 🙂

  35. Carla says:

    Love the matchbox book! Halloween is my favorite holiday!

  36. Karen Mallory says:

    This is so cute!! I LOVE Halloween!!

  37. Pat Foulk says:

    These are beyond cute. Halloween is best holiday for crafters.

  38. Laural says:

    I’m going to get started on making a few of these fun books

  39. kathleen codyrachel says:

    Love this!!! What a wonderful idea with many uses!

  40. Celia says:

    Cats, pumpkins and Halloween! Love all these new Halloween items and ideas.

  41. Love, love, love Halloween. These little matchboxes are to die for. Going to try them.

  42. Lynn Fox says:

    Wouldn’t I love to break my bad luck streak! Fingers crossed! I love Halloween, too! I love AlphaStamps!

  43. Chris Hoffman says:

    What a cute idea! Innovative as always!

  44. Gail Shenberger says:

    This is just perfect . It’ a little book and it’s Halloween !

  45. Barb A says:

    Another fabulous project! Thanks for all the great ideas.

  46. Kat Cashwell says:

    This is so adorable!!! I love all the Halloween kits! 👻🎃💀

  47. Congrats Lisa! Love the Halloween matchbox little book artwork project, with all the little goodies. Would really like to win. Thanks for the chance.

  48. Sharon Bolmey says:

    I love matchbox projects! I am so excited to see such creative Halloween projects!

  49. Jo says:

    I love this Halloween matchbox – so cute! I especially like the glitter on the edges!

  50. LeAnn Aagard says:


  51. Judy Goodwin says:

    Christmas has always been my favorite decorating fun but all these super items are making Halloween catch up fast. This project is so great.

  52. Mary Mac says:

    Great project.

  53. Nancy O says:

    Such a fun idea and giveaway – one can never have too many Halloween supplies.

  54. Gabrielle Schmidt says:

    I love Halloween and all the fun! Your projects are great!

  55. Amanda Morris says:

    Ooooooh! I would LOVE to win this one. I am obsessed with matchboxes and Halloween so this would be perfect.

  56. Sharon Bolmey says:

    Another adorable Halloween project! I love that the Haunted House fits in a cute matchbox! I love this project, thanks for so many exciting giveaways!

  57. Traci says:

    Love the matchbox ideas. Halloween projects are my favorite so keep them coming-especially those with black cats. >^..^<

  58. Nancy Stone says:

    Your projects are so cute, and I love Halloween crafts.

  59. Jackie says:

    this is so cute; I love it