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    Birds in Hats Kit Giveaway!

    Filed under Giveaways, Kits, Swaps

    Wow! It’s a red-letter day for winning some beautiful artwork (or supplies to make some art)!

    In honor of the Meet the Alpha Stamps Design Team Blog Hop AND the current Birds in Hats Swap, I’ve put together a new Birds in Hats Kit and you could win one of the kits right here via this blog post!

    And if you are feeling flush (but not necessarily lucky enough to trust winning the drawing), remember that there’s a HUGE Bird Swap Supplies Sale going on now, and all the bird-themed items from this new kit are on sale!

    So here’s what’s in the kit:

    To enter the Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post and tell me how you’d use the goodies (don’t forget to leave your email address, too, so I can contact the winner; note, your email address does not need to be made public). (I’m even including free shipping… though only in the U.S.A.)

    After 12:01 a.m. on Sunday morning, June 10, 2012, I’ll randomly pick the winner (you have until Saturday night at midnight, June 9, 2012 to enter). I’ll announce the winner in Sunday’s newsletter.

    And don’t forget: the Meet the Alpha Stamps Design Team Blog Hop is Thursday, June 7th through Sunday, June 10th!

    Posted by Leslie, June 7th, 2012

    126 responses to “Birds in Hats Kit Giveaway!”

    1. Jingle says:

      Oh, these are so wonderful! I would have so much fun creating wonderful works with these! Thank you!

    2. Cathy Peper says:

      I’ve entered the swap, so I would use the goodies to make my coasters.

    3. Sandi says:

      what a grand sharing, I love bird houses and birds and have many late summer birthdays, so they would be properly shared, thanks for your sharing, hugs

    4. Karen says:

      Another winner!

    5. katie cowden says:

      I’d use these to make a Songbird shrine for on top of my SIL’s Piano.

    6. domestic diva says:

      I’d use them as part of a collage. Great stuff!

    7. I think I would try to make one of the birdhouses I’ve seen on some of the Design Team’s websites.


    8. Barb Johnson says:

      I love your giveaways…. they are always complete and beautiful..
      Thanks for the chance to be a winner!!!

    9. Connie says:

      I’d make a shrine for my Mom’s birthday

    10. Sharon says:

      I’d use the goodies to make a card for my much missed boyfriend in Florida.

      Regards – Sharon in England

    11. 2amscrapper says:

      what a fabulous give-away. I’d use my winnings to enter some swaps and on-line challenges.

    12. Cindy Fitch says:

      I would so love to make these adorable bird houses into a banner for my window. I just love the hats!

    13. Vada Schutz says:

      Wow! How Fun Is This????
      Would Love To Be The Lucky Winner.

    14. Hi Leslie! First let me say Rhea’s houses are SO fabulous! As to what I would do with the kit? Hmmm… it’s a toss-up between making it into a book with a wired (cold join) binding or create a giant pice of artwork for my wall in my sunroom. I have always collected bird figures and nests and that room is all decked out with them. I even change the display seasonally to reflect Halloween & Christmas/Winter.

    15. Mary Schoknecht says:

      I would make a little birdhouse book…each page covered with paper and embellished with birds wearing hats cut from the larger contact sheet or the frippery die cuts. Of course, I’d have to punch holes in the chipboard and supply some of my own rings.
      On the rings I would tie short pieces of the ribbon or I’d use the music note ribbon as an embellishment on one or two of the pages. I would use some of the beads as bling on the hats or take some
      mini pins and make fancy hat pins to put on the hats as embellishments.

    16. Diane Douglas says:

      Absolutely love birdhouses. I have them all over my yard. I would love to create these little beauties and display them in my sunroom. What a perfect compliment they would be to my room.
      Thanks so much for a chance to win this Kit!!

    17. Sandi McLean says:

      Oh I am crazy about birds..I would use the kit in the swap!

    18. Mary McCullar says:

      I make greeting cards for our church Care Team and my Sunday school class to send to our members when there is an illness or death. I would use them on the cards that I make for them.

    19. Linda Hayes says:

      Great design team! What a cute book it would make!

    20. These are incredible!

    21. lorraine gauthier says:

      My passion has always been birds! So excited to enter to win. I have birdhouses in my bathroom.
      Thank you.

    22. Beverly Sager says:

      Fabulous kit; would so love to win! I think I’d like to make a large canvas using the chipboard birdhouses to make a 3×3 grid, with each house embellished differently. Love houses, and birdhouses are so adorable!

    23. Sunny Gupta says:

      These are wonderful! I was just planning a summer decoupage project and needed some special images – especially birds. These images are perfect! I have the papier mache letters B-L-O-O-M, and hope to add these pieces!

    24. Nancy Parker says:

      As always your site just gets better and better with the most unique and great ideas. I have enjoyed your site and always can count on you to come up with something unique and beautiful. Keep up the great work.

      Nancy Parker

    25. Gloria Stafford says:

      I’d invite my granddaughters over and we’d have hours & hours of fun creating all sorts of amazing, beautiful things, and then have a bit chocolate cake once we’re done.

    26. Janet Ghio says:

      Fabulous giveaway!! I would love to win!!

    27. As I sit here with my cup of coffee listening to the birds
      in my backyard sing, I found this email with a bird kit! Inspiration is already brewing and it would be a real treat ( tweet?!) to win one of those kits! Good morning to all!! Thanks for having these little giveaways!!

    28. Colleen Oxford says:

      Fabulous giveaway!!! So many possibilities, I would make A scrapbook page, we live on a marsh and have beautiful birds that come and visit us. Also gift tags with those great little birdhouse die cuts.

    29. Wendy says:

      Birds are one of my favorite creations ,they are so beautiful,
      Thankyou for the wonderful offering you have put together.
      Wendy. barkerbears.blogspot.com

    30. Kathy Cabble says:

      I would have little birdhouses everywhere and of course I would share some as ATC’s. Thanks for sharing these.

    31. Kathy Anderson says:

      Birds in Hats…..loooove it. Never participated in a swap but this inspires me to get moving!!!! This just makes me smile….

    32. What an amazing giveaway.

    33. debbi george says:

      Birds in Hats, Who would have thought? Love this idea. Thanks for the chance to win.

    34. Bonnie Cooper says:

      I am on a mission to make all my greeting cards. I get so tired of running out of time and making a card I am not happy with. So I have been taking ‘me’ time to just get ahead and get some done.. I would LOVE to win this, who wouldn’t:) Love birds, and love to use them as my design elements!

    35. Denise says:

      Thanks for another chance at a great giveaway. I’ve been taking card making class and only give the finished cards away to special people who I know will cherish and appreciate it’s handmade beauty. So I’d make this for someone special.

    36. Lynn Stevens says:

      Awesome giveaway. I would make several pieces. Maybe a birdy theater, shrine and some chunky atc’s. Possibly some jewelry too.
      Thanks for the chance!

    37. nancilyn says:

      Birds in hats is pretty imaginative, and with the combo in this giveaway there seems no end to the creative possibilities. When I’m done playing I want to go to Gloria’s for chocolate cake!

    38. lizzie says:

      WHat would I do with all these goodies? Oh so many things but first I would somehow use them to make a journal – what about – birds of course.

    39. Melanie Curtis says:

      I work for Barnstable Land Trust and schedule and attend many nature walks looking for bluebirds, shorebirds, warblers,etc. to photograph. This kit would make a beautiful page to frame for the office.

    40. Patricia Davis says:

      Oh I love birds and this birds in hat is such a fun idea. I would use some of these goodies on some bird houses and also make some cards. Thanks for the opportunity to win these! Love them.

    41. Nancy Lorenz says:

      I can’t wait to use the kits I ordered! I have plans to make favors for a Mother-Daughter banquet! And attach a magnet to them. Love them!

    42. Geri G says:

      Just when you thought you had done everything you can with birds – a very clever creative idea comes across – birds in hats!!! Love the kit… would be great to win it
      Thanks for all the inspiration

    43. Monster Alice says:

      Another lovely selection!

    44. Kathi R says:

      Your team is fabulous.

      I’d probably sit and admire the kit for a long time and eventually make a bird house card holder and a mess of cards with it.

    45. Renee Zarate says:

      I would use the product to try and make some of the projects you’ve shown on this site! I love your products.

    46. Patti McElhiney says:

      I would make Christmas ornaments to share with family and friends.

    47. Lindy says:

      What a fabulous kit! If I was to win I would make an altered Altoid tin

    48. LindaK says:

      I’d use this gorgeous collection to make tags, ATCs,, birdhouses and small canvases mostly to give away as RAKS and a blog giveaway-why not share the joy?

    49. MollySuzanne says:

      This is such a gorgeous collection, I would use these items for making cards and embellishments 🙂

    50. gerri herbst says:

      Friendship is about sharing. Id spread this amazing gift amongstsomeof my dearest craft friends who live too far from me. We would all then share photos of our creativity together.

    51. Lise Pederson says:

      Great giveaway. I enjoy your site and all the great ideas. I am making a bird journal and this kit would be wonderful to all to it.

    52. Nancy says:

      I love anything to do with birds, have many feeders and birdbaths in my yard.
      These images are very beautiful and detailed. Love to use these goodies for one of my ATC swaps!

    53. Virginia says:

      I have been making creations with ATC sized painters canvas’ with hinged lids. One of my favorite subjects is birds and I would use these supplies to make more beautiful creations.

    54. Connie Axford says:

      Wow! What an amazing kit. I would definitely make good use of this in my art journal. I could really impress the ladies in my journal club!!

    55. Emily Kephart says:

      I love this giveaway. Thank you for the chance. I would have alot of fun making them and I would use them as beautiful tags on my gifts to special people,or just to give them as a jester of love and myself.

    56. Kathy Bumb says:

      I would love these gorgeous items, and could use them to make an altered mini album. Thanks so much for your giveaways.

    57. Gail Klein says:

      Your site always inspires me. I recently lost my Mom who loved butterflies. I am working on a journal dedicated to her and every page has a butterfly on it. Your amazing items would enhance the book!

    58. Vickie says:

      oh! “use the goodies”…yes…well, i’m a big fan of assemblage, so a 3d birdhouse is right up my alley…or my tree 😉 they are so luscious!

    59. Teresa Raines says:

      I would definitely use the items to create a collage art piece. Just a beautiful collection.

    60. This is a wonderful way to encourage ecologically-sensitive art works; the birds are our friends, and just as much in danger of being wiped out by some of the careless practices that are being done today (like fracking). We need to celebrate nature, and what better way than celebrating with bird images, and related re-cycled art objects!

    61. Scrappyrat says:

      I’ve been itching to make a mobile and I think this would be the perfect excuse! 🙂

    62. Kate says:

      What gorgeous papers and trims. If I were to win I think I would use this to create a nature themed shadow box. It would be a fabulous gift for someone special!

    63. Karen Downs says:

      What a great kit! I love anything that has anything to do with birds. I would use the kit to create cards and ATCs. Good luck to everyone!

    64. Jane Thomas says:

      Great giveaway and thank you. I have recently taken pictures of a nest outside my washroom window with the mother standing guard. I would use some of those goodies to scrap those pictures.

    65. Nelda says:

      Ooooh aaahhhh. I want to make some of the things I have seen at the blog hop…sooo many good ideas from the designers!

    66. Lorrie Koenig says:

      I would use the goodies to decorate a wooden blank birdhouse I have plus try to do an ATC.

    67. Chris Steller says:

      How lovely!
      I would love to use this in my Brave Girls journal, canvas art, and my truth cards! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

    68. cathy n says:

      I hope I’m lucky because it’s my birthday on the 9th. I would use them in colage birdhouse gifttags.

    69. Mary Mac says:

      I would love to make a photo journal with these beautiful kit.

    70. Janet says:

      Beautiful kit! My parrot heartily approves.

    71. Phyllis Y says:

      My birthday is June 9 and this would be a wonderful gift! (Just sayin’, lol!) I would put these to work in greeting cards and in the altered books that I’m just starting to explore making. Might also incorporate some on painted canvases with my own photo transfers. And I’m thinking of making a deck of bird-themed playing cards, which would showcase these beauties. Lots of ideas fluttering around in my head!

    72. Kay C says:

      I would love to make a songbird picture for my bedroom.

    73. alice eads says:

      so many fun things to do with all the awesome goodies. I love putting birds on Everything!

    74. Terri says:

      Wow, I think I’d do a take off of the design and create a brooch or necklace! The design rocks!!! Just lovely kit.

    75. karenladd says:

      Oooh, love these goodies! I would be using these for cards, ATCs, and on layouts. Birds are always a wonderful image for anything, and wow, I LOVE those chipboard bird-houses! Probably make a cute little decoupage sign for my grand-daughters room using two of those! Thanks for the chance to win!

    76. Karen Flores says:

      I am a foster mom for our local SPCA and my animal of choice are cats. That said, even though I love birds, I can’t hang feeders in my yard. So I would love to make a mobile using the items in the giveaway. I would hang it in the window above my desk and enjoy the birds without worrying about the cats eating them!

    77. Vicki Bills says:

      Your art is so Bird-i-ful!

    78. Carol Fox says:

      What great stash. I would use the bird house shapes as the base for a row of bunting, using all the other goodies to decorate them. I would then string them along my window in my craft room. Pure Yumminess. X

    79. maggie thompson says:

      I would have the birds of MAARS.org help me make art with them. So far the birds have only been painting. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150627676600927&set=a.10150570575560927.365430.235900815926&type=1&theater to see Sputnik painting. Those birds have got to earn their keep.

    80. Monika says:

      I love to make greeting cards and actually am in the process of making a bird themed calendar! All these goodies would really come handy!!

    81. Chris P says:

      I would love to use these in mixed media pieces and an art book!! These are wonderful!!!

    82. Debi W says:

      What an amazing kit. Would be a treat to win!!


    83. Kiki Finlayson says:

      I would love to win this set! I would use it to make a large canvas collage for my family room, which already has a birdhouse theme in the deorating, but alas, no birds! Having a theme and materials like this encourages me to collage and paint in the large, bold way that I love!

    84. Francine says:

      This is a gorgeous giveaway. I would use these to make a a journal and some jewelry pieces. Thanks for the chance to enter.

    85. Carrie Snyder says:

      How beautiful! I would love to use these pieces in my cards!

    86. Denise Mitchell says:

      I would make a beautiful piece of artwork and hang it proudly in my living room where I could tell everyone who asks me about it that I got the supplies from Alpha Stamps. What a great package of art.

    87. Sandi says:

      What a wonderful kit for the giveaway. I’d start by decorating the birdhouses for my Victorian Christmas tree.

    88. Brenda Lubrant says:

      I would defintely use this beautiful kit for a garden journal and tags. I am a big gardener and nature lover so I am really loving this kit.

    89. Dawn B says:

      After taking a look at the pic showing off the yummy goodie’s, my first thought is to make a 3D canvas . The birds with hats would look fabulous! Anything that’s leftover would be made into a mini album using the birdhouse chipboard showing off the pics I’ve taken of birds in my yard, including the glorious hummingbirds!

    90. Gail Kennaugh says:

      Iam a ATC person. I just love the little hats and birds

    91. Terri Nickelson-Williams says:

      OH MAN! I have no idea what I’d do with all that fun stuff! I’d love to say I’d create beautiful art…sadly, when I get this kind of fun in a package I don’t want to use it for fear of ruining it. LOL! It would be fun to make ATC cards to send to friends. The little bird house chipboard cards would make wonderful Spring time ornaments. So many things could be created! Thanks for the chance to win! Big Squishy Hugs!

    92. Kathie Pieper says:

      These are so awesome!! I would use the kit to create a banner of several bird houses and hang it strung along our patio door. Our bird friends will be jealous when they see it and tweet “please make us some” 🙂

    93. Christine N says:

      I would use so many of those pieces in a beautiful piece of bird artwork for m y living room!

    94. Susan G says:

      SUPERB kit! I put put all this yumminess to use in the birds in hats swap!
      susanscraps AT comcast DOT net

    95. Jen R says:

      What a beautiful variety of images and fun stuff! I would love to make ATC’s and a bird/flora mini book with these items. I can just see some dangling fibers and ribbons with the little beads sewn and tied into them!! SIGH….

    96. MaRyKaY Weaver says:

      wow what an awesome kit. It is very awesome that you are offering this to someone. How generous.
      I would have to say I would use the kit to try and replicate an art piece I seen from one of your design team members
      “arfully musing” she made a “The magpie brother’s” coaster piece for the blog hop that I just fell in love with..
      I would love to get in the mind of her’s and all of the design team’s and pick around alittle bit for more knowledge.

    97. Shawn says:

      What a fun set! I think I would use them to make invitations to an outdoor summer tea party~

    98. Maša says:

      I would use it for jewelry and other mixed-media projects.

    99. Virginia says:

      All of the items are beautiful! I’d love to make a vintage birdhouse display. With materials like this, you can’t really go wrong!

    100. Kath Hobson says:

      Wow, what an amazing kit…but then I have a soft spot for bird art. I think if I won this kit I would make it into bird house bunting to hang in my craft room

    101. This is a great kit! I’d make a birdhouses book and incorporate photos of the orioles, cardinals, and hummingbirds that visit our feeders every day. Thanks for the chance to win the terrific prize! Anne, yourmainestamper

    102. Suzanne WW says:

      This is an fantastic kit. It would be perfect to make gifts for my annual Garden Party.

    103. Lizbeth says:

      I would use the products to make a concertina book to place proudly on my mantlepiece.

    104. Kathy McGee says:

      Alpha Stamps is my favorite online store to shop at for collage supplies–always such cool stuff! I even buy stuff I don’t need just because it’s so cool. And the service is the best! Thank you, Leslie!

    105. Mary W. says:

      Oh what a great prize! I would use this as a garland for a party! Really! The idea of a garden party with the birds is something that I am thinking about doing and this would be the perfect kit for me to make that idea.

    106. Janet Vandenabeele says:

      I’d love to play around with all these goodies! I am considering joining the swap, (I haven’t made anything in the “Coaster Format” before, lol!) and this would make that decision for me!

      Plus, it’s very hard to convince real birds to wear hats …

    107. Elizabeth says:

      I would love to use some of the supplies to make lovely cards. I’m always looking for different ways to express myself and this would be one way to do it. Maybe even incorporate something into a piece of jewelry, the skies the limit!

    108. Jess says:

      Suxh a cute kit! I am in the swap too so would definitely use these for that!

    109. Rena Matus says:

      What a fabulous kit! I had so much fun visiting the design team members blogs and viewing the creative works of these very talented ladies. The ideas are just
      popping, I can’t wait to go home and work
      on something creative.

    110. charlene says:

      Beautiful goodies! I imagine there would be a ton of projects I’d use these for…including cards, sb pages, hmmm…I guess that will be the fun of it if I win–figuring out what to do with it!

    111. Evelyn says:

      I love birds – real ones, paper ones, ceramic, stuffed toys – I make them any way I can and I talk to them in my yard and parking lots (when no one is looking)! I would make 2-sided “ornaments” that someone could hang from a ceiling light, or car mirror, or where ever. I would give some to the deserving special needs teachers I work with and leave others as secret inspirational gifties. Of course, I would keep one for myself!!!!!

    112. Sharon Olivas says:

      I think I’d make a birdhouse book bound with ribbons. And use some of the beads & ribbons to make a bracelet.


    113. Michele says:

      What a wonderful giveaway! I love creating with bird images and can imagine making all kinds of things! I hope I win!!!

    114. whitney says:

      I would usecit to make coasters!

    115. Debbie says:

      I would use these wonderful bird items in an altered book or journal & share them with a friend who loves birds, too. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    116. Brittney Young says:

      I’m seeing ATCs, birdhouse ornaments, and birds in my journal pages here… love these!

    117. carol mccreary says:

      I would make beautiful cards and send them to my friends and family, bless you for this blog!!!

    118. Shannon says:

      I would absolutely love to use these in a new line of marble pendants I am using!!! I also have several unfinished mixed media paintings that need embellishing!

    119. Collette says:

      Wow!! Can you imagine how many atcs a person could make with this? I’d love to find out!!! Collette/g-cswf66@charter.net

    120. Noreen says:

      I’d make a little birdhouse book. And maybe a birdhouse,too. I’d also have to share a bit with a bird loving friend.

    121. Hi!! Lovely goodies. I have been itching to make a little mini book of birds so that
      would be the first thing I would do.

    122. Michelle says:

      Wow so creative, What an inspiration! Thanks for thinking of us…

    123. Daniela says:

      Wow! This is an awesome set of goodies! I’d love to make some bookmarks and altered matchboxes with these. Thanks for a great giveaway!

    124. Beth W says:

      I’m thinking I could make some stunning Christmas ornaments using the chipboard bird houses as the base.They would make fantastic Christmas presents for my friends.Great give away-thank you for the chance to win.

    125. Nancy Staab says:

      I’m beginning to think that luck takes one look at me and runs for the hills, but I’d still love the chance to win your very cool kit. Thanks!