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Happy New Year Sale! After-Xmas Recap Giveaway!

Filed under Giveaways, New Year Gnomes Kit, Sale

Yay! We made it through another holiday season! Don’t get me wrong: by July I’ll be playing Christmas music again (really… I drive the shipping staff crazy). But after the flurry of newsletters last week

A recap of some of the lovely things announced last week in all of those Cat’s Away newsletters are below (all of which are in a special Giveaway)! But first:

Save an EXTRA 10% off the ENTIRE SITE! That’s 10% above current sale prices! Even if the item is already marked down as a clearance item!

Use Promo Code: HAPPY2020 when checking out. No minimum purchase required (excludes gift certificates/cards, shipping, taxes). May not be combined with another discount code.

The coupon discount ends at midnight (PST) SUNDAY NIGHT, January 5, 2020!

Day 1 was a Valentine’s Theme

My picks below, see the whole newsletter here.

Day 2 was a Steampunk Theme

My picks below, see the whole newsletter here.

Day 3 was a Beach/Mermaid Theme

My picks below, see the whole newsletter here.

Day 4 was a Gnome Theme

(And this day announced the new January kit!) My picks below, see the whole newsletter here.

Hooray for the After-Xmas Sale Recap Giveaway!

EVERYTHING in the highlights above is included in today’s Giveaway! Wow! That’s 12 items (more than that as the first item shown on Day 4 is a kit!!)

To enter the After-Xmas Sale Recap 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, January 3, 2020).

And what are you going to make?

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

(Speaking of Giveaways, we have the winner to announce from Monday’s Happy New Year Giveaway. The winner is Erin! Check your email for info about your prize package!)

Posted by Leslie, January 2nd, 2020

57 responses to “Happy New Year Sale! After-Xmas Recap Giveaway!”

  1. jo says:

    Happy New Year! Hope you had a wonderful holiday! Looking forward to a creative new year!!!!

  2. Roslind sherman says:

    Happy New Year…Looking forward to new creative endeavours.

  3. Judy Adamcyk says:

    Happy New Year to everyone. Let the creativity roll!

  4. Gerry Sue PIERSON says:

    Happy New Year everyone! What a way to start the year.

  5. Kim Lucak says:

    Happy New Year and new creativity!

  6. Kim R says:

    Happy New Year! Looking forward to creating with my goodies from you I just ordered! 🙂

  7. I wish there were more hours in a day to use these fun elements; but I can see them used in my new project, small 7X10 shrines, each one a theme.

  8. Christi Ashcraft says:

    This would be so awesome!!! Good luck to all!!! Happy New Year!!!

  9. Susan Nelson says:

    Wow! So many fun crafting projects could be made!

  10. Happy New Year to a company that stays the course and always has unique and creative materials for collage. This giveaway speaks to my subject matter, especially the mermaids.

  11. KathyS says:

    Just brilliant! HNY to all.

  12. What a generous giveaway…think i would like to make something steampunk..been mostly fairies these

  13. Nancy S says:

    Happy New Year to all the creative mavens out there. It’s always fun to start off the New Year with some wonderful goodies!

  14. Jennie I says:

    What am I going to make if I win? A Steampunk Mermaid Shrine!

  15. Helen says:

    Happy New Year. Hooray for the ‘While the Cat’s Away’ sales. I love seeing all the fun giveaways and awesome art projects.

  16. Ann F. says:

    Happy New Year! The Holiday giveaways were fun!

  17. Nadine says:

    Thank You for the giveaways, I would work to finish up lots of projects I started!

  18. Gloria says:

    Happy New Year! I especially love the Mermaid items!

  19. Gloria says:

    Happy New Year! I especially love the Mermaid items!

  20. jackie says:

    starting the new year right with so many project ideas

  21. Vera Collier says:

    Happy New Year! Love everything, especially the Alice in Wonderland items.

  22. Winnie says:

    What fun! Happy New year!

  23. Kathy Hally says:

    Wow, what a way to start the New Year. Thanks

  24. Jean Marmo says:

    Happy New Year. I am thinking Valentine’s.

  25. Valzora Spriggs says:

    Here’s to another year of fun discoveries at Alpha Stamps. I missed seeing the Alice in Wonderland Heart Card Pendant charms earlier. They are a great addition to the Alice collection.

  26. Happy New Year Great way to start 2020. Thanks

  27. Daylan says:

    I’m going to make some gnome scene, mermaid summer book display, and some steampunk Alice scene. Happy New Year!

  28. Anne Morris says:

    Winning this giveaway would be such a great way to start 2020! Happy Bew Year. Anne

  29. Cat Insley says:

    Now, this is a giveawa to start the New Year!!! Thanks and hugs to all, cat

  30. Noreen says:

    Happy New Year! And thank you for all the fun giveaways!

  31. Celia says:

    Happy New Year….what a fun giveaway! Thank you

  32. Denise Bryant says:

    So many fun items! Great way to start off the new year with some fun craft projects! I’d start off with a cute gnome scene in a shadowbox!

  33. Janet Turner says:

    Happy New Year! Thank you for all the great ideas and sales you give us all year long. This is the best giveaway ever!

  34. Susan says:

    Happy New Year! What a nice way to start 2020.

  35. Billie Swanson says:

    I love your products and esp the talented artists who show their work on your site!

  36. Lorna E says:

    Happy New Year! Thanks for all the inspiration over the years. I might try to go with a steampunk beach theme in the niche.

  37. Gail says:

    Happy New Year ! What a great give away.

  38. Laural says:

    With a New Year here my head s swimming with new ideas and winning these items will make them a reality.

  39. Lana says:

    Man, lost again, surely I’ll win this sweet giveaway!

  40. Donna Kottcamp says:

    What a wonderful way to start the year! Love everything. I see the moss being beach grass with the umbrellas and beach scene.

  41. Jaimi B says:

    I’m so glad you did a recap! The holidays were such a crazy blur, I missed a couple of posts. I’ve been wanting to make a fairy door forever, it seems, so I’d start with that and for sure a romantic steampunk shadowbox.

  42. Karen Mallory says:

    Love this giveaway! So many different items to get the creative juices going! I could make so many different things!

  43. Malinda says:

    Wow, what an exciting set of prizes! I’m not sure what I like the most. I’m really partial to Valentine’s-themed items, and the beach holds a special place in my heart. Steampunk is a lot of fun, and the gnomes are very whimsical!

    Hope that everyone has a great new year!

  44. carmen garcia says:

    Oh love…so much!!! Too much!!! I’m totally overstimulated…my meds cannot possibly handle the magnitude of the fabulous-ness of what is being offered. I can’t handle the truth. WHERE IS MY XANAX AND WHY CAN’T I EVER FIND THE &*&%$ WHEN I HAVE AN EMPTY STOMACH AND A 6-PACK OF RED BULL JUST WAITING?????

    [twenty minutes later]

    What a lovely giveaway! How generous and thoughtful. It’s an inspired way to begin, not just a new year, but a new decade. Thank you for your kindness.

  45. Jen says:

    You always have the best giveaways!! Happy holidays AS!

  46. Diane Alterman says:

    thank you for the year of wonderful creativity!

  47. Roe says:

    Awesome giveaway. Happy New Year

  48. Lynn Fox says:

    Wonderful giveaway! Happy 2020!

  49. Deanne says:

    These all look like fun for the New Year!

  50. Jeri says:

    Happy New Year! Great giveaway. Would love to win.

  51. joy PURCELL says:

    Happy 2020! You have so many wonderful mermaid products that I would love to incorporate into my “mermaid wall”!

  52. Randi says:

    Happy New Year!! Great Giveaways!

  53. Kathe Deck says:

    Happy New Year to all – what a great start!

  54. Sandy says:

    Happy New Year, can’t wait to get the gnomes, my heart is all a flutter!

  55. Kat Cashwell says:

    Happy 2020!!! Great time to set creativity goals!!

  56. JIll MacCartney says:

    I’m so excited for 2020!!! And I now realize I only have 4 months left to finish the shadow boxes for my daughter’s birthday! EEK! These would sure help and speed it up, though.

  57. marilyn fishwick says:

    Let’s see, what would I make with the items in this giveaway.Maybe a steampunk gnome under the sea? So much to play with in the giveaway. Nice way to start 2020.