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The Nut House! New Halloween Dresden & ALL Dresden on SALE!

Filed under Art Projects, Back in Stock, Kristin Batsel, Mushroom House Kit

Welcome to the Nut House by Design Team Member Kristin Batsel

This is so cute! Kristin made this adorable mushroom house (for a squirrel this time, gnomes don’t get all the fun) with a working door and a working mailbox!

Here’s some of the intro text from Kristin’s blog post:

Hello, and welcome to the Nut House. A squirrel lives here! This whimsical mushroom house kit from Alpha Stamps almost made me forget how effed up 2020 is. Almost. At least it was a fun distraction.

The house comes with a niche, so it’s easy to make a front room. A little sugar glider has moved in, and he brought a large acorn along with him.

The squirrel is very happy in his new home. The staircase is designed with two steps; I added a little landing at the doorway.

This squirrel appreciates a nice garden. The yard is made with a combo of Field Grass, Green Turf Grass, Leafy Green Underbrush, and Clump Foliage, which makes for beautiful red flowers along the path. The path is composed of Miniature Brown Path Pebbles and “stones” made from egg cartons (click here for a tutorial on making egg carton stones). Oh look, there’s some mail!

Such a fun project! Speaking of that mailbox (yes, it opens and closes and has tiny mail inside!) there’s more about Kristin’s tutorial for it below in the Giveaway section.

Here’s Kristin’s supply list and you can read more in her blog post (including even more how-to’s like wrapping scrapbook paper around the edges of the mushroom house).

There’s a couple more photos in the Giveaway section below, too (plus a chance to win lots of the supplies)!

What is new today? Halloween Dresden!

Beside all these cute cats & witches, this group inspired today’s FLASH SALE! See below for more info on the sale. Also, you can view all of today’s new and back in stock items.

Back in Stock!

Ah, some old favorites are back! Those rectangular glass beads are perfect for making tiny bottles (green and amber are back today), like the bottles from Laura Carson’s Streets of Paris Perfume, Purses & Accessories shown at right (more info in the blog).

Plus, I’m so happy I could find the Paris Pocket Watch Pendants again.

NEW Flash Sale: Dresden!

25% to 50% off! Yep, this sale includes today’s new Halloween designs, too! Over 50 items!

Note: anything on clearance is marked down to 50% off!

The sale ends FRIDAY night, September 4th at midnight PST. See the entire sale collection here!

Here’s examples of clearance items in the sale (50% off)!

Nut House Giveaway!

There’s another photo showing more of that cute garden path. AND the mailbox! (See below for a wide pic with a preview of Kristin’s tutorial on making the mailbox and TINY letter.)

Here’s a bit more text from Kristin’s blog post:

The mailbox pretty easy to make. The bottom of the box was made from a rectangular shutter that was included in the door and window set made especially for the mushroom house. I painted it black and then glued a strip of black card stock to each side to make the rounded top. Once the top was in place, I put a thin bead of glue on the back of the box and set it on the card stock. Once that glue was dry, I carefully cut around the edge to make the back of the box. In the photo on the right, you can see how the door was made: a piece of the card stock is trimmed to fit the opening, with extra paper to go up under the bottom. This will allow the door to open and close. The flag was attached with a tiny brad.

So clever!

Back to this Giveaway, here’s a few items from Kristin’s supply list I’m including:
The Mushroom House Kit itself! (that includes the mushroom shrine, tiny windows and scrapbook paper covering the house)
– The square chipboard base
Tiny Stairs
Miniature Brown Path Pebbles
Green Turf Grass
Signage & Doors for Tin Covers Collage Sheet

You can view all of the items in Kristin’s Supply List, but only(!) the items above are included in today’s prize.

To enter the Nut House 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 4, 2020).

And tell me: what will you make from this big group of items?

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 donít see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

Who won the Witch’s Dressing Table Kit Giveaway from the last newsletter? That would be Victoria Banaszak! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, September 3rd, 2020

28 responses to “The Nut House! New Halloween Dresden & ALL Dresden on SALE!”

  1. Rhonda says:

    I like the squirrel. He is my favorite mix of whimsy, cute and just a touch of creepy

  2. Lynetta Martin says:

    Creativity WAY above my pay grade! A JOY to follow you all.

  3. Jo says:

    I love the squirrel in the door!

  4. Kathy S says:


  5. Jen R says:

    I love Sugar gliders and this is too sweet!

  6. Ann F. says:

    So cute!!

  7. Jen J says:

    I love the little nut house!

  8. Anne Stodghill says:

    Super cute. Great use of kit.

  9. Diane Segura says:

    This is a project that would be fun to work on with my granddaughter.

  10. Pauline Pire says:

    I could use the Nut House….Very cute!

  11. Nadine says:

    So cute!

  12. Karen Adams says:

    I love this❤️I would make the nuthouse!

  13. Kathy Toews says:

    I Love this one. It is so cute and diferent!

  14. Joyce Ann Skinner says:

    This little Nut House is so cute. It would be a perfect little addition to the Lemonade Stand that I previously won. Not to be selfish, but it would be really cute to have a whole line up of little houses across my fireplace mantel.

  15. Deb says:

    Oh so very cute

  16. Jean Marmo says:

    Oh my goodness! The fence, the mailbox, the mushrooms! Just perfect!

  17. Laural says:

    Magnificent!!! What a visionary! Just nutty about it

  18. Jackie says:

    love it!

  19. DeboraL says:

    Just adorable!

  20. Judy Adamcyk says:

    love those cats

  21. Karen Mallory says:

    The nut house is so cute! Great job!

  22. Denise Bryant says:

    Love this cute house! I’d make a centerpiece for my fall table!

  23. Barbara M Griggs says:

    I love the “Nut House” though personally, I would make the same house for a fairy. Or maybe a gnome. And Love that Dresden is on sale, thank you, I can never get enough Dresden!

  24. Kat Cashwell says:

    This is so nutty!!! Too cute!

  25. This is wonderful! I’ve always liked squirrels, They are intelligent and too cute!!

  26. JIll MacCartney says:

    This is adorable!!

  27. Love Alpha Stamps 💖 Such neat stuff and I always get ideas!

  28. Linda Strickland says:

    we are all a little nutty