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Budgie Birdcage, Bird Sale & Free Collage Sheets!

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Beside Kira’s cute & colorful birdcage (with an introduction by Miz Bella (Kim Ayers)), there are tons of bird-themed goodies in store today, including two FREE collage sheets — and the entire Birds section is On Sale! Let’s start with Bella’s introduction:

Is this not the most adorable Budgie Birdcage you’ve ever seen?! In her delightful style, Design Team Member Kira Nichols has created a colorful home for two lucky little birdies.

Kira started out with the New and On Sale! Round 2-Part Die-Cut Chipboard Birdcage that is almost 5-1/2″ wide x 6-1/2″ tall. Wow, that is almost big enough to put my smarty pants 13 year old teenager into when she’s well… acting like a 13 year old teenager! Back to the birdcage — it has a solid back piece and a front with lots of vertical openings for the cage (plus a removeable “door”). With the birdcage you could create adorable gifts for bird-lovers with the On Sale! Parrots Collage Sheet that Kira used, too! The holidays ARE just around the corner so plan early and be stress-free this year. (We can try to act organized; can’t we?!)

For the background Kira used On Sale! Distress Stains and Distress Paints and made the color pop even more with the Fuchsia Ric Rac Dresden Borders Set. Yes! Fuchsia Dresden! Don’t you just love it?

Find a full list of other components that Kira used here. Visit Kira’s Gallery here.

Now, what was that about FREE Collage Sheets?? Scroll down to the Giveaway area to learn more. What, a Giveaway, too? Yes! Just leave a comment to enter the drawing for today’s Giveaway!

 Highlights of the Birds Theme Section Sale   View All

Tall 2-Part Die-Cut Chipboard Birdcage New!

Bird On A Branch

Bluebirds and Flowers Stickers


This Saturday, July 27th is the final day of the Christmas in July Sale!

Artwork for Caroline’s Sea Sirens ATCs Swap is due July 31st.


Hooray for the Budgie Birdcage Giveaway! Beside the fun bird-filled Giveaway that Miss Meghan pulled (including lots of the goodies Kira used in her Budgie Birdcage), there are also TWO free collage sheets on offer!

1. The new Winged Women Collage Sheet is FREE with all orders over $20 placed through Saturday, July 27th. Sale items are eligible, too (toward meeting the $20 requirement, but shipping and taxes are not). (Note: all-digital orders over $20 will receive the collage sheet as a digital file.)

2. In case you need some birds to fill a birdcage, I’ve also created a FREE Parrots & Peacocks ATCs Collage Sheet! Bright and colorful, just like all of Kira’s artwork!

There’s nothing to buy: this one is free to everyone. Here’s the link to download the collage sheet. But remember to come back & enter the drawing below!

Back to the Giveaway, here’s a few highlights from that busy photo (and look below for photos/links to even more):

FIVE collage sheets (all On Sale!): Songbirds – ATCs & 4x4s, Nesting Instincts, Finches, Bird’s Nest, Parrots

Ric Rac Dresden Borders Set – Fuchsia

On Sale! Tiny Glass Spheres in Bottles in three colors: Fuchsia, Turquoise, Lavender

On Sale! Artisan Elements Borders Stickers

On Sale! Teal Fiber Set

Zingy Seam Binding Set

Thin Border Stickers – Gold

Bright Filigree Sequin Mix

To enter the Budgie Birdcage Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment (below) on this blog post by midnight, July 26, 2013 (Friday night PST). (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. 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!

By Sunday morning’s newsletter, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via So make sure to check back Sunday to see who won!

Posted by MizBella, July 25th, 2013

120 responses to “Budgie Birdcage, Bird Sale & Free Collage Sheets!”

  1. Phoebe Diamond says:

    That looks like an incredibly fun mix of materials. I woudl love to use them to create something!

  2. Pam P says:

    Me, me, me this time… : )

  3. Pat Sayre McCoy says:

    Lovely bird and bird cage. I love Kira’s colors and elegant design. Thanks for the free download (can’t wait to play with them) and please enter me for the give-away. Thanks much.

  4. Mary Toriello says:

    I love anything “birds” ! I would love to win this giveaway. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  5. Lorna says:

    I am totally drawn to anything bird related. This is the “perfect” giveaway for me!

  6. Kathleen Jones says:

    Birds are my one true weakness.

  7. Paula Sherman says:

    Please pick me, pick me, pick me….its my birthday and I love the budgies!!!!

    Beautiful work and goodies!!!

    Please… me me!

  8. Anamarie Dwyer says:

    Every morning I get to sit outside and listen to the birds sing me a wake up song. I am inspired by this blog to create something in honor of those early morning songsters! I hope I win!

  9. Carrie says:

    How fun and pretty! The colors are fantastic! Would love to use the bird cage with fairies!

  10. Linda Polaretzki says:

    Beautiful birds and cage. Looks so real. I’m into birds a lot lately. Thanks for the chance

  11. Dawn M. Furie says:

    Birds are my passion…hopefully this will be my lucky one!?

  12. Denise says:

    very lovely, I’d like to be a winner!

  13. Rose Cavalli says:

    Love the birds-thanks for the free sheet!

  14. Tammy Miller says:

    I am really excited to see the new ideas and products! Thanks so much for all that you do to inspire!

  15. Leslie Hanson says:

    Put a bird on it! 🙂

  16. Bonnie says:

    Ok, you have gathered all my favorite types of things for a giveaway, that is awesome!! Thanks for keeping it fun.

  17. Sheila Johnson says:

    Great giveaway………….love the birds!!!

  18. JoAn N. says:

    I always love the birds and bird related products. What a gorgeous mix! I hope to get some soon!

  19. Sheila Lundquist says:

    I love this colorfully fun bird cage! Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

  20. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    Okay … I am now drooling over this giveaway. How fun to create with such items. I’m hoping and hoping to be picked.

  21. Celina M says:

    Wow! You ate all amazing! Not just because of the wonderful giveaways but because of the constant inspiration you provide! I hope I win this fabulous prize!

  22. Lorna says:

    Sweet giveaway! Birds make a fabulous collage theme, don’t they? All those colours and textures to play with.

  23. Monica Dase says:

    Thank you for the free download and I love the kit, I hope to win! :)M

  24. Elena Vigil-Farinas says:

    I LOVE those parrots!!!!

  25. Diane says:

    oh I hope that I’m picked! So many colorful items!

  26. Roxanne Pafundi says:

    Ooou la la! I love Birdies! What a great giveaway….but of course even if I don’t win…great prices to just get this wonderful ‘stuff’! Love it Alpha Stamps!
    P.S. random .org thingy…pick me!

  27. sheila AR says:

    Looks like I may be Lucky 13 comment –hope it pans out! 🙂 All the colors and birds are FABULOUS! Kira’s budgies rock!

  28. Maxine says:

    Oh please oh please please please please

  29. Susan Kluger says:

    Am in love with this. Bird cages and beautiful birds are favorites!

  30. id_t says:

    Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks!

  31. Trish Werther says:

    So colorful and pretty! I love it

  32. Nancy Jo Brown says:

    The green budgies are lovely. The color choices set them off to their best advantage. We all know parakeets are vane little birds!!

  33. Judith Janes says:

    Fabulous birdcages, your designer is so creative with her use of color. I’d love to have this selection.

  34. Ginger Iglesias says:

    Wonderful – I’m a big bird fan! I have a puffin nest live cam on right now. Count me in!

  35. Lynn Fox says:

    I love it!!! Wahoo…do I feel a new swap coming on? What a great giveaway!

  36. Lindy says:

    I just adore everything that Kira creates! Great job!

  37. Anne O'Connor says:

    Love all the birds! What a wonderful giveaway.

  38. Janet says:

    I would love to win this–love those little budgies!

  39. Marilyn H says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to win another wonderful giveaway. Also, thank you for the free collage sheet.

  40. Caroline Lawson says:

    Loves me some birds! I’d love to win this great package.

  41. Traci says:

    Great giveaway as usual-placed an order last night but I see more I would like on this giveaway-hope I win!

  42. Peggy Oliver says:

    Birds and butterflies–two of my favorite things!

  43. Corinne Marie says:

    Lovely giveaway!!

  44. Bonnie Moench says:

    What a stunning giveaway….wishing while I am staying at Ronald McDonald house.

  45. Julie Loeschke says:

    What a fun project! Would love to win!

  46. Emily N. says:

    I love all birds! Could do great things with this!

  47. OMGosh,how I would love to win this, & if I don’t I’m still getting it. I just “love” birds & incorporate them into a lot of my art. Thanks for a chance at your generous give~away.

  48. Diana Kelly says:

    Birds and a giveaway, my favorite things. I love the cages and the images. They are very lovely!

  49. Theresa Goldman says:

    Hello or good-bye, if you wanted to say ‘bye bye birdie’. Lovely work and lovely assortment of goodies for one lucky crafter. Whoohoooo.

  50. Lori says:

    Beautiful collection! Thanks for the free collage sheet and chance to win more.

  51. Mandy says:

    Just lovely, as usual!

  52. I love birds and cages, count me in !

  53. Jo says:

    How is it possible that every visit to Alpha Stamps is so tempting!?!? Beautiful birds & cages!

  54. Diane says:

    What a lovely kit!

  55. Love birds, this would be a very pretty win, here’s hoping!

  56. Darlene Duck says:

    I love your newsletters! Thank you for the free collage sheet download. I feel lucky about the giveaway…great goodies

  57. Kate says:

    I’ve had this “Bird” thing going on this entire year sooo Would I love this? You bet I would! keep up the good work and fun ideas.

  58. Donna Meyers says:

    As always toy astound me with your give always. I have wanted to do a bird journal for so long and would love to win your choices.
    In the winter I ordered the bird stamp set in preparation for this. my fingers are crossed.

  59. Karen N says:

    Almost everything I make includes a bird in one form or another. I would love to win this giveaway to include new birds in my work. Thanks as always for such great giveaways!

  60. angelic says:

    I love birds! This is a beautiful kit, thank you for the chance to win.

  61. cher says:

    LOVE the set! Pick me:)

  62. Love all the bird items Alpha Stamps carries. The “birds in hats” swap last summer was great fun.Got my fingers crossed.

  63. Rima St.John says:

    Am LOVING this fat, chubby budgie birdcage!! How sweet is this. Will be grabbing a few of these, and those parrots, so colorful. Hope I win this give-a-way.

  64. kim says:

    Love this give away.
    Hope I am lucky!!!!!!

  65. Love the birdies… favorite giveaway ever….

  66. Ooh! This is a fun giveaway! Love birds!
    hugs Karen

  67. Lea Cook says:

    LOVE the cages! What a cool collection. So many possibilities!

  68. Lynn says:

    Birds and other cool looking stuff! Yes!

  69. Beth says:

    Thanks so much for the free collage sheet! I would love to win the free giveaway. Cheers!

  70. Barbara Thompson says:

    The free collage sheet is fabulous. Thanks so much!

  71. Brenda Lubrant says:

    I am a huge nature lover and I would love to use the great bird collages and items from this kit to create my garden journals.

  72. Thalia Kottke says:

    I love, love, love birds; pick me, pick me.

  73. Melody B says:

    Oh My! Look at all the pretty birdies! Funny story– we once had a parakeet that my daughter was in charge of feeding, but whenever she put her hand in the cage it bit her! We started calling it her ‘flesh-eating-parakeet’! Hey, there’s a good Halloween theme! 😉

  74. Jane T says:

    I love the birdcages and thank you for the free sheet. Please throw my hat in the wring for the drawing. Thanks.

  75. What a great giveaway, fingers crossed…..

    I love the bird cage that Kira decorated. It’s got those bright India style colors that I love. It definitely put some creative thoughts into my head, thanks Kira. Good Luck to all of us.

  76. Laura Kloth says:

    I would love to win this! it is sooooo cute! How neat it is, I love it!

  77. Katherine Sands says:

    I love vintage birds.

  78. Julie Benge says:

    I love things with wings. Pick ME! Thanks

  79. Suellen says:

    I love Alpha Stamps! Even just looking around the website sparks my creativity! And everything I’ve ever ordered from Alpha has exceeded my expectations!

  80. Jeanne Kelly says:

    wow! such beautiful colors in this kit!

  81. Shea Seeber says:

    I love the whole set!! So pretty!

  82. Diane Douglas says:

    OH WOW, Even if I am lucky enough to win this Giveaway, I will definitely be purchasing more of the Chipboard Bird Cages to add to my stash!!! Absolutely love them. Thank you Alpha Stamps for the two free Collage Sheets as well as another fabulous Giveaway.

    Take care,

  83. Lou Anne says:

    I love vintage birds and any other kinds of birds. This is an awesome giveaway. I hope I win!

  84. Karen Buchanan says:

    What a great project and a giveaway too! Thank you for the freebie, Alpha Stamps rocks!

  85. HawaiianLibrarian says:

    The budgie birdcage is so beautiful – colors, dimension…mahalo for sharing.

  86. Sharon Kaczorowski says:


  87. Stacia says:

    What a fun assortment!

  88. Roberta Schinner says:

    This is a great giveaway! I have always loved birds and have 2 parrots, an African Grey and a Blue and Gold Macaw. I would LOVE to win! Thanks for the fun chance.

  89. Linda says:

    What an awesome giveaway!! I absolutely LOVE the birdcage, what a wonderful idea!! I have owned many birds over the years as well, so this is great! thnx for the chance to win!!

  90. Jackie says:

    oh please pick me! I lovvvve birds!

  91. Shelley Wolfe says:

    this looks like a fabulous giveaway! To win it would be the ultimate bd present!

  92. Oooh, I could just “fly away” with these wonderful items!

  93. Phyllis Beare says:

    I’ll buy anything with a bird on it!

  94. MaryJo says:

    Love all things bird!

  95. Sandie R says:

    Great giveaway and I love the budgies. Maybe I’ll get lucky.

  96. Nelda Johnson says:

    Love these birdies! Thanks for the chance to win.

  97. Phillane says:

    all the different elements in this kit are outstanding. Can’t wait to see what the winner does with it all.

  98. Deborah says:

    I love birds in all colors. please add my name to your drawing.

  99. Silvergran says:

    Feathery goodness!

  100. Missy says:

    Love the bird beauties!!!

  101. joy says:

    Really pretty collection! That budgie bird cage is just adorable. Thanks for the chance to win.

  102. Ronda Liebert says:

    What a wonderful mix of collage material. Love it.

  103. Honey S. says:

    Love the birdies!!!

  104. Carolyn says:

    Viva la fiesta ~ what a fun and colorful giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.

  105. Jo says:

    I love the birdcage! Love the way you colored it and the birds!
    Thank you for the free download and the giveaway!

  106. Debbie Rollier says:

    Love free prizes…pick me!

  107. April Dudko says:

    Thanks for the beautiful collage sheet and the chance to win! You always put together such lovely kits!

  108. TerryF says:

    Beautiful collection!

  109. Linda Knox says:

    Oh my, would I love to win this beautiful collection.

  110. Kathi R says:

    Wonderful collection. As a life-long bird watcher as well as a birdbrain, I’d love to win this collection.

    I’m a HUGE fan of Kira Nichols. I love her stuff!

  111. Mariann H. says:

    I’m crazy about birds – the most wonderful of all creatures! I hope to win this beautiful collection! Thanks

  112. Sue Day says:

    I sense a new project forming in my ‘bird brain’… lol!

  113. Edith says:

    B-b-b-bird, bird, bird, b-bird’s the word

  114. drkoolarama says:

    Thank-you for continuing to compile amusing related items and offer a set as a giveaway, Alpha Stamps! Cheers & best wishes to all commenters!

  115. Kathy Bumb says:

    What a beautiful giveaway! You always have such gorgeous supplies – love, love your store!!!!

  116. taradid says:

    You have the bestest giveaways and I would be very happy to have this one make its way to my home!

  117. The items you offer in your giveaways are always amazing. This set is no exception. Love the bird cages and all the accessories you gathered for the set. Thank you for yet another chance to win your fabulous products!

  118. Love the projects with the birdhouse , birds and cages. Hope to win.

  119. Debra Gibson says:

    I love birds