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12 Days of Christmas Matchbox Ornaments!

Filed under Back in Stock, Collage Sheets, Gifts/Decorations, Giveaways, Laura Carson, Miniatures, Sale, Tutorials

It feels too soon to be Thanksgiving week (yes, I know Nichola is rolling her eyes as Thanksgiving was weeks ago in Canada). But, yes, it is this week here (and I have already bought the extra cream and eggs for making pies). There’s won’t be a newsletter on Thursday, but there will be one on Friday (and new Christmas-y art also on Saturday and Sunday). But if you are feeling all fat and sassy after your Thanksgiving feast, there may be some early treats posted by late Wednesday night (hint: there’ll be a note on the home page).

Speaking of treats, Laura Carson is back today with a follow-up set of matchbox ornaments to her Advent Calendar set AND a video tutorial that covers both sets!

So sweet! And 12 ornaments seem a bit more manageable (though I think after you try 12, 25 won’t seem so daunting).

Laura’s new Mini 12 Days of Christmas Collage Sheet (shown at right) give you pretty much everything you’ll need for decorating the body of the 12 ornaments. You’ll need the matchboxes, of course, and some background paper (Laura used papers from the Yuletide Carol Scrapbook Paper Set (note: there are 6 sheets in that set, so a lot of options) and the sheet music designs on the back side of the new Christmas Melody Scrapbook Paper). And the tassels and new Round 12 Days of Christmas Number Charms Set hanging from the bottom look great!

See more photos (and a video tutorial!) on Laura’s blog post.

Here’s Laura’s Supply List, too… And another photo is down in the Giveaway section… plus me babbling some more about this lovely set (I haven’t even talked about the Gold Dresden, yet)!

New & Back in Stock Products!

Wow… been waiting quite a while for those 3 back in stock goodies… and those cookies sheets are just in time for tiny holiday baking scenes!


FLASH SALE! This is a 40% off sale on everything with SANTA in the name! Note: only cardstock & digital versions of collage sheets are included in this sale, but note that the sale includes things beside collage sheets, too!

I constrained this to a small group (22 items… ok, kinda small) as there are so many Christmas options, including the 4 highlights below.

The sale ends at midnight TONIGHT, Sunday, November 18th.

Click: SANTA SALE to see everything!

Hooray for the 12 Days of Christmas Matchbox Ornaments Giveaway!

EVERYTHING in Laura’s 12 Days of Christmas Matchbox Ornaments Supply List is included in today’s Giveaway!

Not only that, I’m going to include multiples of the tassels AND matchboxes, so you could recreate the full set of 12 ornaments!

Ahem, yes: Gold Dresden! Laura mainly used the Gold Dresden Christmas Trees, but I also like the look of the Gold Dresden Myrtle Leaves used on the 12th ornament. You’ll get both options (and 3 sets of trees, as they come in sets of 4).

Just click on this Supply List link for photos and links to everything in Laura’s artwork, which are also all included in the Giveaway!

To enter the 12 Days of Christmas Matchbox Ornaments 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, November 19, 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

But there will be just one lucky winner… so I’d hedge my bets and do a bit of shopping!

Hey, who won the Special Delivery Matchbox Giveaway from Thursday’s newsletter? That would be Sharon Bolmey! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, November 18th, 2018

59 responses to “12 Days of Christmas Matchbox Ornaments!”

  1. Barb Macaskill says:

    Absolutely mesmerizing and beautiful! I love Laura’s fabuliscious 12 Days of Christmas ornaments!!
    Elegant, stunning and simply magical!
    My granddaughter and I would have such fun creating memories together while we make these if we are the lucky winners! TFS!

  2. Theresa says:

    These are just too cute! What a fun little project!

  3. Jill Maccartney says:


  4. Nadine says:

    Love Christmas!

  5. Debora L. says:

    Great artwork and a cute project!

  6. Noreen says:

    I love the matchboxes! What a fun way to use them.

  7. brian hughes says:

    one word…adorable….we love Alphastamps.

  8. Pauline Martim says:

    I love these. New item for me to do.

  9. Nancy AT says:

    So inspiring. I adore miniature things!

  10. DeniseHumenik says:

    Matchboxes! One of my favorite things. These are beautiful!

  11. Laural says:

    So So gorgeous. Buying more matchboxes right now so I can give these a try. Thank you Laura

  12. Donna Kottcamp says:

    I love the images used for the 12 days of Christmas. Now that song is going to be stuck in my head all day…not such a bad thing.

  13. Marykay says:

    Love love love!!

  14. Sandie says:

    They are so darling. What a great idea. And, I agree with Donna Kottcamp that song is now stuck in my head. LOL

  15. Cg says:

    These are gorgeous!! I would’ve never thought of it!! How much fun to make!

  16. Carla says:

    These ornaments are adorable!

  17. Carolyn says:

    These are so stinking cute! I love the idea of using the music sheets to lone the inside bottom and I adore the gold edging on the inside edges too!

  18. This amazing group puts me in the Christmas spirit. Love the small matchboxes and great for kids and adults. Love!!

  19. Jo says:

    These are so cute! Love them as an advent calendar!

  20. Traci says:

    Great idea as usual for Laura. They are so cute.

  21. Ann F. says:

    I love making altered matchboxes….Never thought of turning one into an ornament. Perfect project for me!! Love it.

  22. Melody says:

    Love! Love! Love! I have always wanted to make a set of ornaments like this…now I am truly inspired!

  23. Karen Mallory says:

    Love this project! Laura’s projects are always fantastic!

  24. Barb Faulkner-Davis says:

    Hey, everyone! I love these wee matchbox ornaments- they are really cute. I made Laura’s 12 days of Christmas ornaments last year, after seeing them on her website. I fell in love with them, and they were the FIRST

  25. Barb Faulkner-Davis says:

    Sorry, folks…I hit the wrong button before finishing- anyways, Laura’s ornaments last year were the FIRST project I ever did, using supplies from alphastamps, etc. and it was so much fun, and truly addicting! I am going to have to see about doing this set as well- I love them! Take care, and have a lovely Thanksgiving Day coming up!

  26. Nancy E says:

    I just love these matchbox ornaments. What a great gift to make for that someone special!

  27. Ina Good says:

    Wow I love these ornaments just aforable

  28. Jean Marmo says:

    Oh my – how cute are these! Love the 12 days!!

  29. Pauline P. says:

    Grandkids would love this project.

  30. Rebecca R. says:

    These a so pretty! Honestly! Beautiful!

  31. Janet S. says:

    What a wonderful project for Christmas. Love it!!!

  32. jackie says:

    The 12 days of Christmas ornaments are so pretty and nostalgic. I love them.

  33. Joan C says:

    Those are wonderful! And useful too.

  34. Kat Cashwell says:

    These are adorable!!!

  35. trudy a widner says:

    Love the twelve days of Christmas! Would be a great project to take on!

  36. Celia says:

    Beautifully done!

  37. Debbie Stine says:


  38. Kim Lucak says:

    LOVE, love, love!!! Love the 12 Days of Christmas!!! These are beautiful and would be so FUN to make with the kids 🙂

  39. Kathe Deck says:

    oh my goodness – your giveaways are as amazing as your designers!

  40. Bonnie Cooper says:

    I love that idea, thanks for the chance to win!

  41. Janet Turner says:

    I love the ornaments. What beautiful little treasures!

  42. Kim R says:

    Love these! What a wonderful idea!

  43. Gail Shenberger says:

    These are wonderful ! Love the dresden trees and myrtle leaves.

  44. Great idea. Hope to get to try them.

  45. Barb A says:

    So beautiful, just love them!

  46. Kathryn Logan says:

    This would be such a fun project!

  47. Jaimi Bailey says:

    I’d love to make these ornaments!

  48. Jen M says:

    These remind me so much of some ornaments my mom made in the late 50s. I think this is a project we need to do together 🙂 Gorgeous work, folks.

  49. Deanne says:

    Love the matchbox ornaments!

  50. Peggy Manning says:

    The twelve days ornaments are certainly a neat change of pace. Should be really fun to do. PeginOKC

  51. Congrats Sharon! Love the matchbox ornaments with their little ribbons and pull chains. Very nice give away. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

  52. Kee Ostler says:

    Those are very lovely. Thank you for the exciting chance to win supplies to make my own.

  53. Jennie Ingram says:

    These are amazing!

  54. Christina (Christy) Cates says:

    These are awesome! Since it’s Thanksgiving week I definitely wanna say I’m thankful for all the wonderful inspiration from everyone at Alphastamps. Over the years I have completed many projects with ideas and supplies from here. Always a joy!

  55. Anne W says:

    Gorgeous! Would love to make my own.

  56. carolyn k hartley says:

    those are really cute love the idea

  57. Angie M says:

    Sooo pretty, pretty, pretty!!!

  58. Mary Mac says:

    Lovely idea for the 12 days of Christmas.

  59. Lea Cook says:

    Always look forward to the new newsletter! Can’t wait to watch the video