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New Retro Tin TV Sets & Artwork, New Minis & Retro Flash SALE!

Filed under Altered Tins, Back in Stock, Collage Sheets, Kristin Batsel, Valentine's Day

This is so cute! Design Team Member Kristin Batsel has made a KittyCat TV using the new Altoids Tin TV (Retro style, as there are 2 versions) and just take a gander! Before I get to the details, a preview: I’ve created a whole “Mid-Century Retro Sale” around the theme, and there’s more new related items below!

But first, here’s some text from Kristin’s blog post:

It’s February, and who’s ready for some valentines? Me and Alpha Stamps, that’s who! Let’s tune in to KCTV (KittyCat TV, of course) for some good old-fashioned Valentine’s Day fun. I love the vintage charm of these cheerful kittens; they remind me of my elementary school days, and valentines from my classmates.

The new retro tv, designed for use with Altoids sized tins, is perfect for this sweet kitty scene. And these cats know how to celebrate! Some happy sprinkles make this Valentine’s party extra festive. I pulled a few hearts out of the sprinkles for little dimensional accents behind the kitten’s heads, and on the front of the television.

Psst: see below for a wide photo showing a preview of Kristin’s tutorial (I love that she used vintage baby blocks to hold the pieces in place while drying). There’s also a photo showing the back of the TV below in the Giveaway!

Read more (and see more photos in Kristin’s blog post! Below are a few of the items from Kristin’s supply list… and keep reading as there’s that related Flash Sale that includes more new retro items!

What is NEW today?

New and back in stock items… and except for the Red Mini Rose Buds, everything is part of the Flash Sale! (And a ton of these items are 1:12 scale!)

Oh! See that new Big Heart Cat Valentines Collage Sheet below right? Beside more fabulous retro kitty cat Valentines, it includes some silhouetted heads repeated in reverse (for using as cupcake picks or paper doll heads — about 1″ wide). AND those heads would be a great substitute for the wooden kitty cat head Kristin used on her TV!

See all the items (more than the previews below)!

NEW Flash Sale: Mid-Century Retro Collection

This is a special sale! I was inspired by Kristin’s KittyCat TV and created a new collection of retro, mid-20th-century items! Over 80 items at least 30% off! And that includes many of the new or back in stock items announced today!

40% off on Retro Collage Sheets — 49 of them!

Any items on clearance in this collection (or a rubber stamp) are marked down to 50% off!

The sale ends MONDAY NIGHT, February 3rd at midnight PST. See the entire sale collection here!

Hooray for the KittyCat TV Giveaway!

Yep… EVERYTHING in Kristin’s Supply List is included in today’s Giveaway!

Bonus: I’m also including the new Big Heart Cat Valentines Collage Sheet, as it has more kitties (and those reversed cat-head images would be a good substitute for that wooden cat Kristin used on the top left of her TV).

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

To enter the KittyCat TV 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, February 3rd, 2020).

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

Oh! The Kitty Accordion Book Giveaway winner from the last newsletter! Drum roll, please: The winner is Janet Stoffel! Please check your email for more information.

Posted by Leslie, February 2nd, 2020

44 responses to “New Retro Tin TV Sets & Artwork, New Minis & Retro Flash SALE!”

  1. Jacqualine says:

    I am loving this KittyCat TV tin. What a fabulous idea. I especially enjoyed the backside.

  2. Barbara Antol says:

    This is so cute. I think the retro tv tin would also look great with a scene from an old SciFi movie in it 🙂

  3. Nadine says:

    The TV is such a cute idea!

  4. jackie says:

    all I can say is “MEOW”

  5. ricki walker says:

    I love the retro tv tin. I think I would put a scene from The Flintstones in it! Loved that show when I was a kid!

  6. Laurie S says:

    Love the retro Kitty TV tin. How awesome is that, and Valenties is icing on the cake!!

  7. Monica Gabehart says:

    Love the retro TV tin!

  8. Jean marmo says:

    Oh my goodness- those kitties!!

  9. jean says:

    The TV is so cute!

  10. Laural says:

    This idea is prrrrfect and I would love to give to my Valentines!

  11. Karen Young says:

    Retro tv and kittens my fav. I certainly remember valentines with the kittens on them back when they weren’t retro!

  12. Donna Kottcamp says:

    So cute, but now I’m going to have the Jetson’s theme going through my head all day.

  13. Kathy S. says:

    As I am retro myself… yay.

  14. Kat Cashwell says:

    I love the retro look and of course all the cute kitties!

  15. Debi Haaga says:

    These are the cutest!! Anything vintage and kitties are my fav❣️Would love to create with this set!

  16. OMG I love these The tv is awesome I love the miniatures

  17. Helen says:

    This would make the absolute best Valentine for my husband. He is the neighborhood stray cat whisperer (luckily we live in the country). Our newest kitty was brought to us with her umbilical cord still attached, and after bottle feeding her from birth, we couldn’t let her go. Now, if only we could get a pair of Alpacas! Wouldn’t the neighbors love that! Bahahaha!

  18. Jo says:

    OMG! Kittens and a retro TV!!! I love this so much!!!

  19. Denise Bryant says:

    LOVE the KittyCat TV! What an adorable project! I’d have this on my desk to enjoy all the time. I’m off to my kitchen to use my vintage set of pink Pyrex mixing bowls (they were my Mom’s), and this retro TV would tie right in!

  20. Christina Gant says:

    This is too sweet! Love it!

  21. Barbara says:

    What a cute little cat TV. It would be fun to make.

  22. Karen Mallory says:

    This is so dang cute!!! Who wouldn’t want to make one!

  23. Lea Cook says:

    Oh yes please😍❣️❣️

  24. Celia says:

    Too cute…retro kitties! I so remember those Valentines…

  25. Marilyn Ray says:

    This project feeds into my MCM obsession. I NEED this.

  26. Kim R says:

    Omg! This is the cats meow! So darn cute! Love the whole retro tv idea.

  27. LAURIE BAKER says:

    How adorable! This kit reminds me of my childhood growing up in the 50s and 60s.

  28. Bridget Haig says:

    what a sweet little giveaway, something to do with all these tins I have.

  29. Jaimi B says:

    Oh wow! I LOVE these retro items! Without a doubt, I’ll be making tiny tv tins!

  30. Jessica Shiffer says:

    Absolutely adorable!! I love this project!

  31. Dorothy Peterson says:

    What a clever idea, like how the kittens are hiding behind the T.V.
    Very original haven’t seen this before. Nice work !

  32. KIM says:

    TOOOO CUTE of idea.
    Retro kitty valentines are adorable.

  33. michele s says:

    the kitty cat tv is the best! i’m inspired to try making a little tin tv for myself! now i am off to shop the sale (and will dream of maybe winning a prize!) xoxo

  34. I absolutely LOVE the Retro TV. I am a real loved of retro and love the Valentines. Those are the ones I got and gave. I certainly would treasure one

  35. Traci says:

    I LOVE the cute kitty TV. Such a great idea-I always love Kristin’s projects especially the kitty ones. >^..^<

  36. JIll MacCartney says:

    This is absolutely darling!

  37. Janine Warfe says:

    So very cute, love it!!

  38. Kathy Toews says:

    Pretty in Pink!! Who doesn’t love kitties and retro?

  39. Rhonda says:

    I know Christmas is over but that TV would make some really cute retro Christmas ornaments

  40. Nancy S says:

    What a great gift to give to that Retro gal in your life! It would make a fab ornament for Christmas!

  41. Lori says:

    In love with the retro TV! So cute!

  42. Jerrie M says:

    Purring at the thought of Kitty TV!

  43. Anne S says:

    I love this! What a cute idea.

  44. This is so adorable! I’d make Valentines for my kitties. They love watching TV!