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Valentine’s Day! New Art x2, New Sweets & New SALE!

Filed under Back in Stock, Giveaways, Laura Carson, Lora Mahaffey, Miniatures, Sale, Shannon Cooper, Valentine's Day

It is storming outside! I am speeding along and hoping the power holds…

And it’s Valentine’s Day! We have so many sweet treat to share! Starting with 2 tiny (adorable) little Valentine displays by Design Team Member Shannon Cooper!

Here’s an intro and some details from Shannon’s blog post:

All of the cakes on the little wire stand? Yep, they are pre-made, they are all available at Alpha Stamps. [Psst… quite a few shown are new today and are on sale — more info below!]

I placed the cakes on a few plates (and cut out a white foam heart “plate” for the top one), and turned one plate into a cake stand by gluing on a white pony bead. After that, all I really did was glue red Dresden trim to the edges of the stand, and poof! A Valentine’s cake display that is 3-3/4″ tall!

And since that project took three minutes, I had time to squeak in another little thing. This one took a tad longer to finish, but only because I painted a microscopic metal jewelry box and made a teensy string of pearls to go inside.

While waiting for the jewelry box to dry, I painted hearts on a white metal bowl, and while that was drying, I dipped the strawberries in chocolate paint. With nothing left to paint, I constructed a heart shaped box and gift bag from the Tiny Little Valentine’s Collage Sheet. The vase is a metal bit that holds a lampshade in place. Why don’t I own miniature vases??

Why indeed! I will get some vases to Shannon ASAP!

Here’s Shannon’s supply list for both little projects, and read on for more about the new resin cakes!

Baking Miniatures ON SALE!

FLASH SALE! This is a 25% off sale on ALL Baking Minis!

With all the sweet treats above, I thought this section would be perfect, as it includes resin cakes AND some little bowls! 34 options… including the 4 highlights below — ALL 4 below are NEW!

The sale ends at midnight on Friday night, February 15th.

Click: FLASH SALE to see everything!


(And more hearts, too…)

Based on the Stars Playing Card, but this time with a heart theme: NEW Hearts Playing Card!

And look at that… no sugary sweet artwork from Design Team Member Lora Mahaffey! Lora’s Twisted Little Valentine Cards show another take on Valentine’s Day (and these would be great for a Halloween project, too!)

If you’d like to make a similar ghoulish Valentine, I’d recommend the Anatomy, Gnome & Mushroom Ornaments or Victorian Bats Collage Sheets for some similar images.

More info on Lora’s project is on her blog post.

Back in Stock Products!

Stackable Room Box Giveaway!

I bet you didn’t see that coming! But the last item in the “back in stock” row above is for a new, revised version of this 1:12 scale 2-story room box!

We have split this 2-story room box into TWO SEPARATE FLOORS! You can still buy one of each (one bottom & one top) and stack them to make the same 2-story room box as before. But you could also choose to buy only one floor.

Note: the top floor includes the extra pieces for the balcony (and trim around the French windows). The bottom floor includes the trims pieces for the center door and two windows.

Laura has used this 2-story room box for a couple different projects, but I chose to show the L’ Amour des Fleurs — The Love of Flowers Shop (above), as it shows the outside entrance and inside view of the same doorway. (That photo is from Laura’s Street of Paris project, you can view all the posts about it.) The photo at right shows the full height of the 2 stories (plus a roof) from another project by Laura: Steamtown House.

As I have taped together both the top and bottom floors of this new version to take photos, both are included in the Giveaway! I will carefully take them apart… they also come with all the window/door trims and the balcony.

To enter the Stackable Room Box 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, February 15, 2019).

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 Mini Domino Book Giveaway from Sunday’s newsletter? That would be Gail Shenberger! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, February 14th, 2019

73 responses to “Valentine’s Day! New Art x2, New Sweets & New SALE!”

  1. Jean Marmo says:

    Those little mini baked goods are just darling. My daughter in law is a baker and she would love something like this! That room box is just amazing!!

  2. Nadine says:

    I love these shops! So many possibilities!

  3. Kathryn McCartney says:

    I’m the president of a great miniature club in Florida and you give me so much inspirtion. This project would be a perfect workshop. I love New Orleans,especially the French quarter. This project brings back memories of the fun times had doing a special miniature project there.

  4. Cat Insley says:

    Your creativity always amazes me! I love the mini sweets, and the flower shop.

  5. Kim Lucak says:

    Oh do I love this!!! Flowers and gardening are my passion and would enjoy creating with these fabulous items 🙂

  6. Laural says:

    So many ideas! What should I make Next?

  7. Linda B says:

    Every since I visited the dollhouse museum in Kansa City I have been enamored with miniatures. Thank you for all the wonderful creations that are presented on your site.

  8. Jen R says:

    Love all the minis and thank you for the chance to win these room boxes!

  9. Barbara A says:

    So much eye candy, love it all. So many fun things, so little time…

  10. Carla says:

    So much creativity! So many possibilities for the roomboxes!

  11. Debora L. says:

    Great idea with the room boxes!

  12. Kathy Toews says:

    I’m going to have to play with those cakes!

  13. Rhonda S says:

    I love those little desserts. Yum!

  14. Pauline Martin says:

    I love doing valentine. This is beautiful. Thanks

  15. Kimberly says:

    Room box! Wow! ❤️

  16. Bonnie Moran says:

    Simply Gorgeous!

  17. Kat Cashwell says:

    Love love the stackable room boxes!! there are so many things you could make from these!!!!

  18. Rebecca R. says:

    This is so freakin cute! I truly adore this!

  19. Sylvia L says:

    I love the stackable room boxes! The flower shop is so pretty, but I think I’ d make a spooky Haunted house.

  20. Cynthia Penney says:

    I would love to make a Venetian house during Carnivale

  21. Karen Ann says:

    Stackable Room Box Giveaway
    This is a project I’ve had on my “to do” list forever, let’s get started!

  22. Anne says:

    I think a Valentines Day sweet shop would be fun!

  23. Kee Ostler says:

    Happy valentine’s day! Thank you for all of your hard work. I really love the inspiration on this site and am grateful for your generosity with the give aways! What a fab building. 💕

  24. Judy Lloyd says:

    Looking at your website makes me feel happy!

  25. Angela Cook says:

    The stackable boxes are perfect scale for my miniatures. So many different posibilities! Happy Valentines Day!

  26. Leanna Alverson says:

    I love miniatures! And food miniatures?! YES.

  27. Marykay chisum says:

    This could very well be my next project

  28. love the miniature foods would love to make a shadow box with these

  29. Diane Alterman says:

    stackable rooms!!!!! Must have! Perfect for smaller projects!!

  30. Amy says:

    possibilities are endless…..

  31. Kitty Tatman says:

    Omg that wrought iron detail on the flower shop is darling!! Laura’s projects are always amazeballs!

  32. Kathy says:

    I love these! So many awesome projects!

  33. we are so close to fat friday, yes I know what I will make

  34. BarbMac says:

    The new room box revision is magnificent! I would race my son(who is very mechanically inclined) for this fabulous giveaway prize! Decorating room boxes is a passion of mine and I would love the choice of using the separate pieces as one floor or stacked! So many possibilities!
    I adore Shannon’s cute sweets display and stand!
    Fingers crossed 🤞 and thanks for sharing!

  35. Kathe Deck says:

    the room boxes are awesome! well, really, everything is awesome, as always

  36. Karen Mallory says:

    Laura’s use of the room boxes is fantastic. I love that they are two rooms now!!

  37. Celia says:

    Oh, I have been eyeing the room boxes. Love that it is 2 floors. Also love the floral theme one shown.

  38. Kathy S. says:

    The wrought iron, the baked minis… etc etc… excellent.

  39. Judy Goodwin says:

    Those tiny cakes are so darling and look so luscious. Such beautiful work.

  40. Vera Collier says:

    Just think, those little cakes are all zero calories! Love the two story house. So many ideas on how to decorate it!

  41. Mary Allen says:

    I am a miniaturist and love when you show great project ideas that can be used in minis.

  42. Peggy says:

    Wouldn’t it be fun to have a room devoted to just building a city of all the awesome little buildings Alpha Stamp has? You could make your own little world.

  43. Jennie Ingram says:

    OMG, I love the twisted Valentines! And the sweet shop is adorable.

  44. Cg says:

    I love i love i love!!! Laura is the bomb! Love this!

  45. Sandie says:

    I really like this giveaway. So many possibilities.

  46. Ginger says:

    I’m making the Steampunk house, so please don’t discontinue these doll houses! My grandson asked if I was making a doll house, I said yes, thenhe “suggested” I hurry up and finish it so he could play with it,

  47. Jeanine says:

    love the Valentine sweets. The new room boxes are wonderful. So many possibilities, but I would probably start with a restaurant with an apartment on the second floor!

  48. Bonnie H. says:

    The Stackable Room Box reminds me of a doll house I had when I was a kid. Would like to make one with my twin granddaughters. We would have a blast decorating it. The Sweet Shop is yummy too!

  49. Heather Cook says:

    I am in love with those cards!

  50. Dona says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to win one of these wonderful kits; I look forwarding to entering and hoping to win!

  51. Ann Frischkorn says:

    Happy Valentines Day! The room boxes are so cool.

  52. LeAnn Aagard says:

    Those ghoulish valentines are amazing!

  53. Lorrilee Stackhouse says:

    Love the building, especially with the balcony. So many possibilities.

  54. Lea Cook says:

    What a great tutorial! And the giveaway is too fab! Fingers crossed

  55. Janet Stoffel says:

    I love the stackable buildings and all the ways you can use them.

  56. Lee Maynard says:

    Love the idea of them being stackable. Just keep adding boxes as you go.

  57. Jo says:

    Alive the stackable boxes -great way to make little rooms that turn into a house!

  58. There are so many wonderful possibilities with this.

  59. Shelleybweb says:

    These stackable room boxes have so much potential. The window and door trims are lovely.

  60. Elizabeth H. says:

    It would be fun to work with room boxes.

  61. Love the possibilities with this project! Miniatures are my absolute favorite!!!!!

  62. ricki walker says:

    Love working with miniatures! These room boxes are awesome!

  63. Allyson Schmidt says:

    It would be so much fun to make a scene in these!

  64. Randi says:

    Love the idea of the two stories

  65. Anne says:

    I love these! Can’t wait to make my own.

  66. Nancy E says:

    Just love the Valentine minis. It would be fun to created with the stackable room boxes!

  67. Michelle G says:

    I love the sweets! And the room boxes!!!

  68. Arlene says:

    T!his Stackable Room Giveaway is fantastic – what a great idea for a fun project!

  69. Lorna E. says:

    Lots of possibilities with those room boxes!

  70. Lorna E. says:

    Lots of possibilities with those room boxes!

  71. Denise Bryant says:

    Awesome projects! Love those mini sweets…. not too many calories in those!

  72. teri steele says:

    This would be a perfect opportunity as I have my building sitting on my craft room unfinished as I became disillusioned I need more space for all the items I made that dont fit! This new room box could solve that problem!

  73. Susan Sparke says:

    Oh the little bears are so cute!