• Posts by Category

  • Past Blog Posts:



    Follow Alpha Stamps on Pinterest


    Follow Alpha Stamps on Facebook

    twitter
    rss feedinstagram
     























    Bitty Book of Booze, New FREE Gift & 50% off Miniatures

    Filed under Dapper Gents Kit, Giveaways, Miniatures, Newsletters, Sale, Shannon Cooper

    Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. However, you can see the supply list items from Shannon’s project that are still available on the new site.

    NEW Retro Cocktails & Dingbats Chipboard Set!
    In honor of Design Team Member Shannon Cooper's Bitty Book of Booze (see below — and the related new sale) I created this little set of icons sized for decorating ATCs.

    ALL ORDERS on Thursday through Monday, April 13th through 17th (2017) will receive one of these chipboard sets FREE!

    More info (or to buy additional sets!)

    A BIG NEW SALE: ALL Dollhouse Miniatures Collage Sheets are 50% off! Over 60 sheets and includes lots of tiny labels for making some some props for a project like Shannon’s! The sale ends MONDAY night, April 17th at midnight PST (April 17, 2017). See below for a few more highlights!


    I know! Design Team Member Shannon Cooper made that amazing Mini Quilter’s Nook last week, and here she is again with a Bitty Book of Booze (ok… officially named “Professional Recipes for the finest mixed drinks”)!

    It just so happened that I had picked up an assorted bag of miscellaneous ephemera from a favorite consignment shop and in that bag there happened to be a really cool, really retro “Professional Mixing Guide” by the Angostura-Wuppermann Corporation from 1950. That little booklet combined with the Dapper Gents Kit (and those saucy gentlemen!) turned into a swell, if not slightly naughty, cocktail recipe book.

    I painted a Hidden Drawer Book Box – ATC Size with a color that matched the Dapper Bringing Home the Bacon Scrapbook Paper and then covered the front and back with said boss paper. The spine is black cardstock that was punched with a vintage shaped mini punch and I also covered the book’s “pages” with black cardstock. My retro Olympia typewriter came in handy for the message on the bottom and I was surprised to find the red ink still vibrant. Relatively.

    The spine of the book slides out like a drawer, which is where the ATCs are stored.

    I followed the instructions of my mentor and trimmed the Chipboard ATCs then rounded the corners as she did, and boy, they look great that way! The front of the cards feature a handsome gentleman and a manly named cocktail that I cut from the “Professional Mixing Guide”. Also included are a few randy ladies from the Happy Vintage Housewives Collage Sheet.

    More info (and more photos!) in Shannon’s blog and/or see her supply list. Plus, enter the Giveaway below for a chance to win EVERYTHING in Shannon’s supply list!


    Hooray for the Drinks for Hot Romance Giveaway!


    Yes, I said it! EVERYTHING in Shannon’s Bitty Book of Booze Supply List is included in today’s Giveaway!

    I’m only highlighting a few of the spiffy items in the supply list/Giveaway:
    Hidden Drawer Book Box – ATC Size
    Dapper Bringing Home the Bacon Scrapbook Paper
    Dapper Gents Kit (woohoo! since the kit already contains all the papers from the Dapper 6×6 Paper Pad, I’ll not be duplicating the pad in the prize package)
    Bitchy Words Collage Sheet
    Happy Vintage Housewives Collage Sheet

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

     
    Plus I’m adding a Mini Cocktails Kit!!

    AND a NEW Retro Cocktails & Dingbats Chipboard Set!

    To enter the Drinks for Hot Romance 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, April 14, 2017)!

    And tell me: What will you make with your Hidden Drawer Book Box – ATC Size and the other items in the Giveaway prize?

    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 Random.org). So check your mailbox on Sunday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

    Hey, who won the April Showers Giveaway? That would be Barb J! Congratulations! Check your email for more info.

      
    Posted by Leslie, April 13th, 2017

    37 responses to “Bitty Book of Booze, New FREE Gift & 50% off Miniatures”

    1. I love love Trader Vic’s style. I would love to do something with tropical cocktails, Tiki’s and Hawaiian girls.

    2. Patti Gwyn says:

      The cocktails are darling. Tiki style.

    3. K Toews says:

      I would make a tiny tiki bar in a basement rec room.

    4. I just love these pieces I would make a little diorama with them if I win Thanks

    5. Kat Cashwell says:

      Retro cocktails!! these are adorable and I love the bitchy words sheet!

    6. Denise says:

      Going to make a retro tiki recipe book to add to my tiki bar.

    7. Rebecca says:

      I would make a sassy gift for one of my friends! I love it!

    8. Barb A says:

      I would use all the great items to make ATCs for my trading group. Love the box…would make a “secret book” with it.

    9. Katie West says:

      Birthday coming up for men in my family…I see a collection of boat drinks for some stylish guys.

    10. Carolyn Bowlby says:

      Slightly naughty … just my style.

    11. Traci says:

      Love the little ATC box. I would make a mini book to store in the box. >^..^<

    12. Barb macaskill says:

      ❤️ the bitty book of booze! I wish the bar ware glasses were 1:12 scale! I would be able to throw a huge party for my dolls! LOL TFS!

    13. Karen S says:

      Boat Drinks in the Tonga Room in SF. 🙂

    14. Michelle G says:

      I love the retro coctails and dingbats sheet! Think I would make a bar for the fairies

    15. Jennie Ingram says:

      I think I’d make a sassy girls guide to the perfect drink for the perfect occasion.

    16. Jean Marmo says:

      Such fun! Loving the cocktails!!

    17. Lou Anne says:

      I’d make cocktail related ATCs to store in the box. I’d decorate the box with a tropical style Hawaiian and retro cocktail theme.

    18. Emily N. says:

      Love the little book! I’d make a princess book to keep my rings in.

    19. Kimberly says:

      …an ATC collectors box. Love the cocktail theme.

    20. Nancy Olsen says:

      Would make a set of vintage cocktails and hors d’ouevres ATCs using recipes from my mother’s old cookbooks.

    21. Diana says:

      I would make a gentlemans bar. I think that would be fun.

    22. Jennifer Bumb says:

      I would like to create the ATC book box using also the 50’s collage sheets and various ephemera items. Since my daughter’s birthday is coming, I would love to create this delightful creation loaded with the 1950’s bits and bobs. This is right up my daughter’s alley. Would love to win this for her.

    23. Denise Bryant says:

      Love the cocktail chipboard pieces! What fun!
      I’d use the bookbox to hold some extra special ATCs. I’m in an ATC swap, so that would be a great place to put them together!

    24. Victoria Sturdevant says:

      So cute! I have a wine drinking buddy who would love a book like this. Thanks for a chance to win.

    25. Nancy E says:

      I’d make an amazing gift for my sis…She just love this!

    26. Jan K says:

      I would make a little mini themed bar with the ATC box! Lots to love in this giveaway!!

    27. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

      I’m thinking a special drinks book for “Mother” on Mother’s Day.

    28. Jo says:

      So cute – I love the retro look!

    29. Karen Mallory says:

      Fun! I think I would make an enjoying cocktails on the beach box!

    30. Mary Mac says:

      Would love to do something along the lines of a Mini bar inside.

    31. Peggy Dolan says:

      This is so adorable! I used to tend bar years back so I am loving this and those tiny little glasses and bottles. The little book box is great and I think I would make a goblins cookbook and bartenders guide to keep in it. You have the greatest stuff!

    32. Carla M says:

      Love these!

    33. Laural says:

      Having lived through the Retro..lol..I adore this

    34. Sara H. says:

      Would love to make an altered tin with the mini cocktails and dapper gents. Love these mini kits lately!

    35. Jen R says:

      I think these will be used in MANY different projects!

    36. Carol Slowik says:

      Love Shannon’s idea! Mine would be titled: “With Love To Daddy!”